On Sunday, August 4, 2013, Susan Womack Quattlebaum, 73, wife of Melvin "Bubba" Quattlebaum, died peacefully at her home in Ninety Six.
Born on May 26, 1940, Susan spent her childhood growing up in Saluda, SC. After graduation from Saluda high school in 1958, Susan entered the secretarial science program at Lander College. After completion of her studies, she met and fell in love with Melvin "Bubba" Quattlebaum. After her graduation, they married on June 9, 1962. Susan and Bubba welcomed their first child, Brian, into the world on September 8, 1967, and later came Suzanne on June 4, 1976. Susan had a 21 year career as a secretary at Monsanto. After a brief hiatus to care for her youngest child at home, Susan returned to work initially as the church secretary at a First Baptist Church in Ninety Six, SC, and later as an administrative assistant at the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce. She retired from the latter after years of dutiful service. Susan spent the remaining years of her life with her devoted husband, who cared for her every need as she battled Primary Lateral Sclerosis and ensuing dementia. Susan is best known for her dutiful work ethic, her gift of gab, her generosity, her tenacity, and her immense love of her friends and family.
Those left to mourn her passing include her husband, Melvin Quattlebaum of the home; a son, Brian Quattlebaum and fiance', Allison Caristi of Charleston; a daughter, Suzanne Metcalf and husband Milo of Longmont, Colorado; a brother, Bobby Womack of Ninety Six and her sister, Betty Merchant and husband Clyde of Saluda.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:30PM Thursday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Sprouse officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home, 3 Blake Rd. in Ninety Six and will receive friends Wednesday evening 5 to 7 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to ALS Association, S.C. Chapter, 1023 Wappso Rd., Suit A19,
Charleston, S.C. 29407 or to the Alzheimer's Association S.C. Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd.- Suit L, Anderson, S.C. 29621.
If here today, Susan would express her gratitude for her family and friends and their devotion to her throughout her lifetime.
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