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George O. Short III


1957 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
George O. Short, III died peacefully while surrounded by his family on, Sunday, August 15, 2010 after an extended illness. Born February 19, 1957 in Montgomery, Alabama, he was a graduate of Wade Hampton High School and The University of South Carolina.
George was a Certified Public Accountant for 27 years. He was the Shareholder and CEO of Georg e O. Short and Associates, PC from January 2007 to December 2009, and a partner in George O. Short and Associates from 1980 to 1996. He was also the CFO of Community Labor Administrative Services from August 1996 to December 2006. Most recently, he was associated with his successor firm, Renita Owens CPA, LLC.
George was a Page in the South Carolina State Senate from 1976 through 1980 and was an Intern in the United States Senate in 1977.
George was honored as an Outstanding Young Man of America in 1988. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He was a graduate of 1987 Leadership Greenville, Member of the Board of Directors Access, Inc., 1992-1996, Greenville American Cancer Society, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, as well as many other civic groups.
Mr. Short is survived by his two children, George O. Short, IV (Chip) of Atlanta, Georgia and Caroline Elizabeth Coleman Short of Washington, DC.; his parents , Mr. and Mrs. George O. Short Jr. (Jackie) of Greenville; his brother and sister-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Steven Horne Short (Amy) of Greenville and their three children, Sarah, Steven, Jr., and Jackson; his sister and brother-in-law Elbert Stockman Dorn (Betsy) of Pawleys Island, and their four children, Murray, Stockman, Cole, and Ella.
Celebration of Life, conducted by the Reverend Drs. Pamela Cole and Randolph Kowalski, will be at 2:00 PM Friday at First Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the Church Parlor.
The family wishes to convey its deepest gratitude to the wonderful caregivers of Vista Care, McCall Hospice House, and to all George's many marvelous friends for their prayers, assistance and enduring concern.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Visitation Ministry at 200 West Washington Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 or to the Charity of one's choice.
Cremation Society of South Carolina

Published in The Greenville News on Aug. 18, 2010
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