Lucy Terry Babb

Mrs. Lucy Terry Babb, resident of Fountain Inn, SC passed away, December 19, 2022.  She was 91.  Mrs. Babb was predeceased by her husband, Victor M. “Buck” Babb, her son-in-law William Ted Tumblin, and her parents, John Russell Terry and Lucy Sprouse Terry.  She is survived by her sister, Caroline Richardson Hawthorne of Greenwood; her daughters, Kate Babb Tumblin, of Simpsonville, and Vickie Babb Brockman (Jimmy) of Rock Hill.  Four grandchildren, Katie Brockman Gibson (Nick) of Clover; Chip Tumblin (Beth) of Brentwood, TN; Beth Tumblin Hollingsworth (Drew) of Marvin, NC; Laura Tumblin Elhage (Sharbel) of Charlotte, NC; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Winthrop College, Mrs. Babb was a member of the first faculty of Hillcrest High School where she taught for 31 years.  She was a member of the Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church.  The baby nursery there is named for her as she kept it weekly for years during the Sunday School hour.

A memorial service will be held December 21, 3:00 PM at the Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

Memorials can be made to the Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 337, Fountain Inn, SC 29644.

Condolences to the family of Lucy Terry Babb

  • Myot Akins
    2 years ago

    One of the nicest ladies I’ve ever known. A very good friend to my mother in law, Betty P. Gault.

  • Caroline Sherman
    2 years ago

    Prayers for the family of this sweet lady. We were kin on the Sprouse and the Babb side. She will be missed.

  • Nancy Terry
    2 years ago

    I first met her when I was in high school at Hillcrest and I knew her as Mrs Babb. She was a positive influence on my life then and later I married into the Terry family and she became a much loved Aunt Lucy to all of us! She was a good cook and always made homemade rolls for our family at Christmas! She was a wonderful aunt to my husband and his brothers! She was loved by my family! Every family needs an Aunt Lucy!

  • Alan Clay Alexander
    2 years ago

    I loved Mrs. Lucy. I got to spend time with her when we both worked in the Cannery with my Dad, M.O.

  • Denise Thackston
    2 years ago

    I loved both Mr. And Mrs. Babb, I enjoyed working with and for
    them for 10 years. It was like being with family. I know she will be missed.

  • Thelma Ballew
    2 years ago

    I remember Mrs. Babb saying she never put a hem in anything, with a needle after iron on tape was invented!

    • Vickie McDowell Cipully
      12 months ago

      Mrs. Babb was one of my favorite teachers when I was in High School at Hillcrest. I graduated in 1965. She was a wonderful teacher.

  • Kathy Hazel Tate
    2 years ago

    I am so sorry to learn of Mrs. Babb’s passing. I remember her as my teacher at Hillcrest, but I remember her more from Fountain Inn. I enjoyed seeing her around town. I will always think of her out walking for exercise. When I ride by her house I still expect her to be there. She will be missed.

  • Neva Clark
    1 year ago

    Prayers for the Babb’s. Mrs Lucy was a sweet lady and she and Mr Buck gave me my first job filing stuff in their insurance office. She was also my teacher in school. She will be missed.

  • Diane Pitts McCoy
    1 year ago

    Praying for Mrs. Babb’s daughters and their families! She was my Home Ec teacher at Hillcrest, many years ago. She was a friend during those years and since, as well! I know you will miss her!

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