Kathryn Southern (1994 - 2014)

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Kathryn Southern


Kathryn Lee Southern, 19, of 165 Holly Springs Road, went to be with the Lord in Heaven on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at MUSC in Charleston.

Born in Greenville County, she was the daughter of Thomas Lee "Tommy" and Marisa Rea Southern. Kathryn was a freshman at Clemson University where she was majoring in Chemical Engineering. She received her IB diploma from Woodmont High School where she also played clarinet with the "Band of Pride." Kathryn received multiple scholarships including America's Clogging Hall of Fame. Kathryn has been a clogger with Southern Junction Cloggers for most of her life. She received numerous recognitions for her clogging talent and danced in the Junior Olympics in 2005. Kathryn attended Washington Baptist Church where she played in the orchestra.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Matthew Southern, of the home; grandmother, Mary Cothran Southern, of Belton; and grandfather and step-grandmother, Richard and Joyce Rea, of Mocksville, NC.

The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014 at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Pelzer with visitation immediately following the service.

The family is at the home.

Tax deductible memorials may be made to Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in honor of Matthew and Kathryn Southern, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana 47403 or at www.cota.org.

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

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Gray Mortuary, Inc.
52 Main St. Pelzer, SC 29669
(864) 947-6201
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Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 23, 2014