Ruth Leopard Meredith Shirley

                    June 3, 1923  -  July 7, 2012


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Dateline: Seneca, SC
Ruth Leopard Meredith Shirley, 89 of 501 Middle Park Dr. died on Saturday, July 7th, 2012, at Lila Doyle Nursing Facility, Seneca, SC. A native of Pickens County, Mrs. Shirley was a daughter of the late Zeb Lee Leopard and Florence Ates Leopard Austin and the wife of the late James Y. Shirley. She was retired from West Point Stevens as a weaver and was a member of Utica Baptist Church. Surviving are daughter, Patricia & Troy Morrow of Westminster; sons, Gene & Sheryl Meredith of Seneca, Larry & Jane Meredith of Greenville and Ron & Linda Meredith of Simpsonville, step-son, Jimmy & Sharon Shirley of Douglasville, GA, brother, Charlie Leopard of Walhalla, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Ralph H. Meredith, brother, Clyde Leopard and sister, Audrey Smith. Funeral services will be 1:00pm Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at Brown-Oglesby Chapel with Rev. Harry Kemp & Rev. Buck Hyde officiating, with burial in Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:30-12:30 prior to the service. Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




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Born: June 3, 1923

Place of Birth: Central, SC

Death: July 7, 2012

Place of Death: Seneca, SC

Occupation: Retired Weaver with West Point Stevens

Organizations: Utica Baptist Church


Larry & Jane Meredith, Son

Ron & Linda Meredith, Son

Gene & Shirley Meredith, Son

Jimmy & Sharon Shirley, Step-son

Patricia & Troy Morrow, Daughter

Charlie Leopard, Brother

11, Grandchildren

20, Great-grandchildren


Zeb Lee Leopard, Father

Florence Ellen Ates Leopard, Mother

Clye Leopard, Brother

Audrey Smith, Sister


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Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home, Inc.