Helen Youngblood Kendrick(1929 - 2013)

Helen Youngblood Kendrick

Greenville

Helen Youngblood Kendrick, wife of W. Moffett Kendrick Jr., died Tuesday, May 14, at The Woodlands at Furman after a battle with Alzheimer's.

Mrs. Kendrick was born in Statesboro, Ga. July 9, 1929. Her family moved to Jesup, Ga. when she was two years old, and she lived there until her marriage in 1951.

Following graduation from Wayne County High School, she attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., graduating cum laude in 1951. While at Wesleyan, she sang in the Glee Club, and played golf and tennis.

She moved to Greenville in 1964, when her husband was named CEO of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. She remained a homemaker until her youngest child went to college. She then was employed by Furman University and was manager of the audio-visual department until retiring in 1989.

She was a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church and sang for several years in the choir and was a member of the Tommy Thomason Fellowship Class. In addition, she was secretary of the Greenville Country Club Women's Golf Association in 1966.

Her parents, Ernest T. and Louise Henry Youngblood predeceased her as did a brother and sister. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kendrick is survived by her sister, Mrs. Hurley D. Jones, Brunswick, Ga., her three children: Katherine K. Beaty (Charles M.), Greenville; Walter M. Kendrick III, Orlando, Fla.; and Dr. Laura K. Corkery (Dr. Steven E.), Macon, Ga. Also four grandchildren: Carrie B. Johnson (J. Edward Jr.), Greenville; Matthew K. Beaty, Wilmington, NC; Scott E. Corkery, Macon, Ga. and Stephanie Helen Corkery, Chicago, Ill., as well as two great-grandchildren: Katherine Adelaide Johnson and Josephine Kendrick Johnson, Greenville; and 12 nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church Friday, May 17, 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Jerry Temple and the Rev. Grover Putnam. Visitation will be in Orders Parlor following the service. Private burial service will be held earlier in the church columbarium.

The family requests that no flowers be sent. Memorial gifts in her honor may be made to Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210, to Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, 200 Buncombe St., Greenville, SC 29601 or Furman University, Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613.

The family expresses its heartfelt affection and appreciation for the tender care and attention given to her by the Memory Support and Skilled Nursing units at The Woodlands and to Interim Healthcare Hospice.

The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive.

Funeral Home

Mackey Mortuary
311 CENTURY DR GREENVILLE, SC 29607
(864) 232-6706

Published in The Greenville News from May 15 to May 16, 2013