Shellie E. Renew, 82, of Barnwell, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, after a brief illness.
Shellie was born in Barnwell County on Oct. 10, 1931. He was the son of the late Crimmins and Carrie Beasley Renew.
Shellie retired from Milliken & Company in 1991 with 35 years of service. He then worked for Wal-Mart for 10 years. Upon leaving Wal-Mart, he assisted his son at the Green Dollar Pawn Shop and Warhorse Motors. Shellie worked his entire life until October 2013 when he became ill. He enjoyed preparing and working his garden each year and his hobby of raising his chickens. Shellie was an avid Gamecock Fan.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Flossie Simmons Renew; granddaughter, Morgan Leigh Renew; brothers, Wallace, Willie, Odell, Bobby Renew; and sister, Lois Carson.
Survivors include his children, Sophia (Johnnie) Bessinger, Ricky (Tina) Renew, and Connie (Richard) Gilbert; granddaughters, Whitney Cook and Madison Renew; grandsons, Blake and Kyle Renew; sister, Marlene Holden; son-in-law, David J. Cook; and his special friend, Pam Pennington.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Feb. 1, at Ashleigh Baptist Church with Reverend Tim Gunnells officiating. Burial followed in the Barnwell County Memorial Cemetery (airport). The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Jan. 31, at Mole Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Steve Renew, David Renew, Donnie Renew, Johnny Holden, Robbie Rice and Shane Carroll. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons, Blake and Kyle Renew.
Mole Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The People-Sentinel 02/05/14
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