Elma Elizabeth Rodney

March 13, 1946November 25, 2018
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Funeral Service for Elma Elizabeth Rodney, 72, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, with burial to follow in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Rodney passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 25, 2018 surrounded by her family. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late Harry A. Connelly and Elizabeth Elma McCool Connelly. She was the loving wife of George Henry Rodney. Mrs. Rodney retired from Dems Jewelers following over 20 years of dedicated service. She was a Disney fanatic treasuring the yearly visits to Disney World with her family. An avid beachgoer, Mrs. Rodney enjoyed time spent at Hilton Head Island. Her love for her family extended to her four legged canine children, Max and Shadow. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, George; sons, George Scot Rodney, Kenneth Robert Rodney; daughter, Diana Lynn Haltiwanger (Brandon); granddaughter, Blair Elizabeth Rodney; brother, Harry Robert Connelly; sisters, Linda James and Debbie Terrinoni. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


  • Father: Harry A. Connelly (deceased)
    Mother: Elizabeth Elma McCool Connelly (deceased)
    Brother: Harry Robert Connelly
    Sister: Linda James
    Sister: Debbie Terrinoni.
    Spouse: George Henry Rodney
    Son: George Scot Rodney
    Son: Kenneth Robert Rodney
    Daughter: Diana Lynn Haltiwanger
    Son-in-law: Brandon Haltiwanger
    Granddaughter: Blair Elizabeth Rodney
    Beloved dogs: Max and Shadow


  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 30, 2018

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Suzy Scott

November 30, 2018

Elma was a fighter and an inspiration to many. She worked at Dems Fine Jewelers for many years and I had the pleasure to work with her. I remember she celebrated every holiday. She had a sweater, shirt, scarf or pin to wear for Christmas, July 4th, Halloween, Valentines Day and probably even something for Arbor Day! Elma’s eyes would light up when talked of her family, Disney, and celebrating with friends. I will miss our Dems Gems suppers on Thursday nights! I will miss Elma’s sweet smile! Rest in eternal peace! Love, Suzy

Eric Causey

November 28, 2018

In the few years I knew her, I knew her as an angel on earth. She was always so kind to me and treated me as one of the family. Kenny and I as well as Shadow always enjoyed her scones and all the other treats she would send home. She will be missed dearly. Her sweet spirit and joyful nature will forever be present within us. We love you and miss you Mrs. Elma.

Michele Baxter

November 28, 2018

From the Baxters with love to the Rodneys... you have such a special family. We are so sorry for your loss and hope that fond memories bring you peace.

Henry and Ann Martin

November 27, 2018

To George and Family,
I am sure glad I got to see Elma a few weeks ago. What a wonderful lady! She sure did make George look good. My prayers for peace and comfort to the family at this time. We are not joyous, but knowing Elma's belief in God, we know that she is. She is all better now... no pain. Thank you for your commitment to family and all that you have done for each other over the years.
with deepest regards and in His love,
Henry and Ann Martin, Jr.