William Marion Gilfillin

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William Marion Gilfillin


Reverend William Marion Gilfillin died April 21, 2014.

He was the son of the late Ruby and James McCown Gilfillin. He was predeceased by a brother James.

Surviving are a brother Eugene and wife Carole, two nieces Beth Goodale and husband Russell, Cari Brown and husband Robert, nephew James Gilfillin III, three great nieces, Jordan, Peyton and Taylor Brown.

Mr. Gilfillin grew up in Greenville, graduated from Greenville High and Furman University. He taught school and then later attended Saint Luke's Seminary where he graduated with high honors, and was a member of the Red Ribbon Society. After ordination to the Episcopal Priesthood, he served Churches in Columbia, SC, Wilmington, NC and Greenville, SC. In Wilmington, he was the rector of the Church of The Good Sheppard for twelve years and considered that his crowning pastoral achievement in starting that Church's soup kitchen. He has been active in various community activities, served on the board of Rosewood and was president of the Torch Club. He was a member of the Poinsett Club and Greenville Country Club.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:30am at Christ Church Episcopal. Burial will follow in the Churchyard.

The family will receive friends following the service at a reception at The Poinsett Club, 807 E. Washington Street, Greenville.

No flowers. Memorials may be sent to Christ Church Episcopal or to a .

The Mackey Mortuary. Online registry available at www.mackeymortuary.com

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Published in The Greenville News from Apr. 23 to Apr. 25, 2014
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