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Remembering Dollie Younts

Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Gardener, Philanthropist and Honored Citizen

Dollie I. Younts of Fountain Inn, wife of Melvin K. Younts with their marriage of 67 years, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 at the age of 88 with herfamily by her side. “MissDollie” was a native ofCheraw, South Carolina.Dollie was a graduate ofColumbia College witha BS degree in science.She taught eighth-grade at San Souci JuniorHigh for four years andtaught at WinnsboroJunior High for oneyear while Melvin wasfinishing law school.

Dollie was Presidentof the Fountain InnGarden Club and wonmany blue ribbons forflower arrangementsin various GreenvilleCounty flower shows.Sheila Miller, of FIGCoffered these thoughtsof Dollie’s garden clubactivities, “Dollie wasmember of Fountain InnGarden Club for over 55years. She servedas President twotimes and officiatedin other officesthrough hermany years of activeservice. Shewas well knownthroughout SouthCarolina for herfloral designs andwon many BlueRibbons at theGreenville CountyFair over the decades.Her homewas frequently onthe Garden ClubSpring Tour in the70-80s. Dollie’syears in FountainGarden Club willbe remembered withmemoriam in our 2018FIGC Yearbook anda donation to GreenvilleCouncil of GardenClubs in her memory!”

She was a member ofthe Fountain Inn FirstBaptist Church and thoroughlyloved the ladiesSunday School classand provided religiouspictures and contributionsfor class projectsin the Fountain Inn area.In addition to the above,Dollie enjoyed playinggolf and wasPresident of theFox Run CountryClub Lady’sAssociation fortwo years. Playingin manyamateur individualsand couplesgolf tournaments,Dolliescored hole-inoneduring atournament inNorth Carolina!

When Dolliewasn’t busywith her manyactivities shewould providea free service ofinterior decoratingto severaldevelopmentsincluding theYounts PerformingArts ...

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