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Obera Gilstrap Sheriff

September 29, 1927 — June 6, 2024

Easley

Obera Gilstrap Sheriff

 

Easley, SC

 

 

Obera Sheriff, age 96, wife of the late Thomas Austin Sheriff, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2024.

 

Born in Pickens County on September 29, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Minor and Piccola Shirley Gilstrap. 

 

Obera retired from Swirl Manufacturing after 45 years of dedicated service. She was a lifelong member of Rock Springs Baptist Church where she worked in the nursery for 55 years. She enjoyed going to yard sales, crocheting, reading, baking, traveling to the beach, and spending time with her family.

 

Surviving are her children, Jerry Sheriff of Greenville, Sharon Waldrop, and Sherri Sheriff both of Easley; her grandchildren, Stefanie Maready (Stephen), Austin Sheriff, Lea Martin (Barry), TJ Waldrop, Judith Waldrop, Zach Holcombe, and Sarah Jordan Holcombe Schwartz (Andrew); ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Mike Holcombe of Easley; and a daughter-in-law, Cindy Sheriff of Easley.

 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her son, James "Jimmy" Sheriff; her daughters, Susan Holcombe, and Shelia Fuller; her 2 sons-in-law; and her sisters, Elizabeth Harris, and Enid Holliday.

 

The family will receive friends Monday, June 10, 2024, from 2:00 PM until 2:50 PM at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the service to follow at 3:00 PM in the church chapel. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
     

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church nursery at 201 Rock Springs Road, Easley, SC 29642 or https://www.osvhub.com/rock-springs-baptist-church/giving/funds.

 

Visit RobinsonFuneralHomes.com or Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory-Downtown, Easley, SC.

 

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Visitation

Monday, June 10, 2024

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

Rock Springs Baptist Church

201 Rock Springs Rd, Easley, SC 29642

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 10, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rock Springs Baptist Church

201 Rock Springs Rd, Easley, SC 29642

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Burial

Monday, June 10, 2024

3:45 - 4:45 pm (Eastern time)

Rock Springs Baptist Church

201 Rock Springs Rd, Easley, SC 29642

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