Mrs. Jean Graham Kennington, 74, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the Lancaster Convalescent Center. She was born in Conway and was a daughter of the late James Woodrow Graham and Elnita Huggins Graham Hucks. Mrs. Kennington was married to the late William Steve Kennington for 50 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Kennington retired from Springs Industries, Frances plant after 40 years of service. She was a former member of Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church where she had served as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, mentor, and also served on the deacon board. Most recently, she faithfully attended Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church in Kershaw. Mrs. Kennington volunteered at Springs Memorial Hospital and enjoyed floral design, cake decorating, gardening and was a great seamstress. She is survived by two daughters, Becky K. Lowery and her husband, Reggie and Sharon K. Moore, both of Lancaster; two brothers, Randolph Graham and his wife, Christine of Lancaster and Larry Graham of Conway; a sister, Marilyn Skipper and her husband, Bennie, of Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren, Leslie Ghent, Janna Jones and her husband, Cory, Ashley Green and her husband, Mike, Stephen Hinson and Christopher Moore; and seven great-grandchildren, Brandon, Bree, Brayden, Jaxon, Mykah, Emma Grace and Abigail. Mrs. Kennington was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Graham and Ray Graham. The celebration of life funeral services for Mrs. Kennington were 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at The Chapel of Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Highway, officiated by the Rev. Larry Hancock, with burial at Lancaster Memorial Park. The family suggest in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, 30 E. Padonia Road, Ste. 201 Timonium, MD 21093, Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0888, or Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church, Outreach Missions, 5051 Flat Creek Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.hartleyburgess.com. Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster is caring for the family of Mrs. Kennington.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 27, 2013