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Jean Garrett Kwist
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Obituary for Jean Garrett Kwist

Jean Garrett Kwist, 85, resident of 132 Sanders Court, widow of Lee A. Kwist, passed away December 4, 2017, at her home.

Born December 24, 1931, in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Moses and Ina Bobo Garrett. She was a graduate of Ford High School in Laurens and was retired as co-owner/operator of Kwist Piano Services.

A member of Harris Baptist Church, she was also a consummate craftsperson who loved to sew, bake and sing. She loved her family, friends and her Clemson Tigers.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara O. and husband Alton Lanier of Simpsonville, Phyllis O. Emerine of Charleston and Gloria O. and husband George Ivey of Sugarland, TX; three sons, Steve and wife Margaret Owings of Greenwood, Robert and wife Debi Kwist of Abbeville and Daniel Kwist of Greenwood; four sisters, Gerri and husband Marshall Watkins of Ninety Six, Jo and husband Chuck Bond of Florida, Cindy G. and husband Richard Norman of Greenwood and Susie G. and husband Gene Hartsell of Columbia; a brother, Carroll and wife Toni Garrett of Clinton; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Burl Garrett and Ken Garrett.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Tuesday at Harris Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Entombment will be in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

The family is at the home on Sanders Ct. and will receive friends at the church from 1 to 2 Tuesday afternoon.

The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 12:30 Tuesday.

The family would like to extend thanks to special friends of the family and members of the church who have been faithful during this time of need.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Harris Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 Center Street, Greenwood, SC 29649.

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Harris Baptist Church

300 Center St.
Greenwood, SC 29649





2:00 PM
Harris Baptist Church

300 Center St.
Greenwood, SC 29649

Cemetery Details


Greenwood Memroial Gardens Mausoleum

3302 Hwy 25 North
Hodges, SC 29653


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