Sarah Louise Griffin Fulmer

Sarah Louise Griffin Fulmer of Fountain Inn, S.C., died on August 16, 2014, at the home of her son in Columbia, S.C.

Born April 11, 1917, in Greenville, S.C., she was the daughter of Henry Griffin and Clara Mae Willimon. After the death of her father in 1918, and the subsequent remarriage of her mother to Julius Augustus Hughes, of Greer, S.C., she was reared in the home of her maternal grandmother, Sarah Caroline Gantt Willimon.

After her graduation from Greenville High School in 1933, she was employed as a bookkeeper for Sears Roebuck and Company, Greenville, until her marriage on August 25, 1945, to James Ambrose Fulmer, Jr., D.D.S., a Fountain Inn dentist.

Brought up in the Christian faith since a young age at St. Paul Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Greenville, she became an active member of Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church shortly after her marriage. Louise was a longtime member of the Ruth Cox Curry Sunday School Class, and for many years she was active with the Women of the Church for which she was a recipient of the Presbyterian Women Honorary Lifetime Award and was later named an Elder Emeritus in recognition of her faithful service on the Session.

Mrs. Fulmer was a member of the Fountain Inn Music Club and the American Legion Auxiliary. In her later years, she enjoyed genealogical research, flower and vegetable gardening, and researching the history of Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church. She was actively engaged in planning the congregation’s centennial celebration in 1989. Having resided in Fountain Inn for nearly seventy years, she was called on at times to speak about her adopted home’s history, and she portrayed Robert Quillen’s signature character, Aunt Het, at one of the town’s early Aunt Het Festivals.

Louise was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Capt. Henry A. Griffin, of the 134th Infantry, 35th Division; her husband of fifty-eight years; and a son, James Ambrose (Jimmy) Fulmer. She is survived by her son, Henry G. Fulmer, and his partner, Derrill S. Felkel, of Columbia, S.C., as well as her faithful feline companion, Toby.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church. Entombment will follow at Cannon Memorial Park mausoleum. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ruth Cox Curry Sunday School Class of Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church, c/o Sara L. Looney, 108 Thackston Street, Fountain Inn, SC 29644, or a charity of one’s choice.

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