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Georgia Shirley Faye Sprague

January 4, 1943 — April 26, 2023


Georgia Shirley Faye Sprague

Georgia Shirley Faye Sprague, age 80, of Piedmont, SC entered peacefully into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

Shirley, as she was affectionately known, was born at home in Greenville County the daughter of the late George Erastus Kelley, and the late Ethel Idella Hicks Kelley. She attended Parker High and was a retired Quality Assurance Specialist at Cryovac/Sealed Air. She was also a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching old movies in her spare time. She will be remembered as the family’s genealogist. The study of her family’s history was important and interesting to her. She also loved to educate other family members about their family history. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish Shirley’s many memories are her two sons, Earl “Billy” Sprague (Robin), Jr and Erik Sprague (Robert); her daughter Megan Ferguson (Chris); one sister, Ethelene Tollison (Jack); also, three grandchildren that she loved dearly, Jacob, Tyler, and Ryan. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Earl William Sprague, Sr; four sisters, Eva Walker, Jewel Layman, Janice Sullivan, and Joan Tollison.

The family will receive friends between 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory on Powdersville Road, 1425 Powdersville Road Easley, SC 29642 on Saturday, April 29, 2023. A graveside service to honor Shirley’s life will follow the visitation starting at 12:30 PM in Robinson’s Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Pastor Chad Campbell officiating.

Active Pallbearers will be Tyler and Ryan Ferguson, Billy, Jacob, and Erik Sprague, and Robert Hayes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at and, or to Susan G. Koman at

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, which is assisting the family.

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

10:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Robinson Funeral Home Powdersville Road

1425 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC 29642

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Graveside Service

Saturday, April 29, 2023

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