William Allen Sholin

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William Allen Sholin
Aiken - A memorial service for William Allen Sholin, 91, will be held Friday at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church in Aiken. The Rev. Brian Coulter is officiating. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave., NW, Aiken, SC 29801.
Mr. Sholin was the husband of Gloria Hogg Sholin, and the son of the late Frank David Sholin and Edith Trautwine Sholin. He was born in Hood River, Oregon and attended N.C. State and the Art Institute of Pittsburg, PA. He served in the US Air Force during World War II.
Mr. Sholin was a commercial artist for 20 years and worked as an Art Director for several advertising agencies and print companies. He changed careers to working for Trinity Bronze of Chicago, Illinois, where he was recognized Sales Manager covering six states. He served as an Elder in Westminister Presbyterian Church. He was a Great Books leader at Queens College and a member of the Charlotte Toastmaster's Club.
He married Gloria in 1980 and they resided in Hilton Head Island. While there he was employed by the Hilton Head Plantation Company. He was also a freelance sculptor for Gorham Bronze.
In 1989, Bill accepted the position of Art Director of Gorham Bronze Company in Aiken.He and Gloria moved to Aiken and resided there until Bill's death. In his retirement, he worked for Southside Art Gallery. Among his many achievements, he sculpted six bas reliefs for the Aiken Sports Hall of Fame, he was commissioned to sculpt a bas relief of President Ronald Reagan; he was an accomplished portrait painter, a Stephan Minister, and member of First Presbyterian Church of Aiken. His greatest achievement was being a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and recently great-grandfather. Bill was known for his boundless energy and enthusiasm in his physical as well as his spiritual life. He was loved by many and will surely be missed.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 34 years, Gloria Hogg Trowell Sholin. His children of Charlotte, Edith (Marty) Wilson and William Allen Sholin, Jr., grandson Jacob (Stephanie) Harrison and great-granddaughter Kath-eryn all of Charlotte. Step-children include Margaret Trowell Allen, Gerald Gray Trowell, Jr., Columbia, Swan Trowell Daniel, and Rebecca Trowell Douglas of Winnsboro. Step-grandchildren are Gerald Reese (Olivia) Daniel of Daniel Island, Richard Price Douglas, Winnsboro, Elizabeth Easterling (Anthony) Raymer of Charleston, Andrew Grey Allen and Margaret Hayne Allen of Columbia, step-great-grandchildren are Jacob and Marie Daniel and Isabella Swan Allen.
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2014
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