PAWLEY'S ISLAND – Mrs. Gloria Grantham Emanuel, passed away on Sunday, May 04, 2014, in Pawley's Island after an extended illness.
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She was born in Quincy, Fla., on Dec. 30, 1932, the only daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Taylor Frederick Grantham.
Mrs. Emanuel attended the Gadsden County schools before attending Converse College in Spartanburg.
Along with her late husband, Phil, Mrs. Emanuel opened Emanuel's Jewelers in Lancaster where they both worked until closing the business in 1978.
In 1979, the Emanuels moved to Georgetown, S.C., where they founded and operated Fogel's Diamonds until their retirement in 1982.
Mrs. Emanuel was a member of Saint Paul's Waccamaw United Methodist Church in Pawley's Island and was previously a member of First United Methodist Church of Lancaster.
Mrs. Emanuel is survived by her daughter, Gloria Marene Emanuel; her son, Philip Grantham Emanuel and his son, Philip R.; her son, Taylor Cummings Emanuel, his wife, Karen, and their children, Taylor T., Sara and Austin; her great-granddaughter, Audrey Emma Halsey; her brother-in-law, E. H. Emanuel; her sisters-in-law, Mrs. B. F. Emanuel and Mrs. W.Y. Emanuel; numerous nieces and nephews; and her godsons, James Franklin Kay and William Clarence Kay of Kernersville, N.C.
In addition to her husband, Philip Hough Emanuel, and her parents, Mrs. Emanuel was preceded in death by her stepfather, C.W. Thomas Jr.; and her brother, Taylor F. Grantham.
The graveside funeral service for Mrs. Emanuel is 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, at Lancaster Memorial Park by the Rev. Philip G. Emanuel.
A memorial service is 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church by the Rev. Philip G. Emanuel in Pawley's Island, S.C.
The family suggests that those wishing to make memorial contributions remember The MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, HCC Office of Development, 86 Jonathan Lucas St., MSC 955, Charleston, SC 29425, or http://hcc.musc.edu/giving.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com.
Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster is caring for the family of Mrs. Emanuel.
Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory
1800 Charlotte Highway Lancaster, SC 29720
Published in The Lancaster News on May 7, 2014