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Richard Giffen Churchfield

January 12, 1929 — January 5, 2007

Richard G. Churchfield
Easley, SC

Richard Giffen Churchfield, 77, of 139 Bud Nalley Drive died, Friday, January 5, 2007 at Greenville Memorial Hospital following a short illnes. He resided at Foothills Presbyterian Retirement Community for 8 years and formerly of Clemson, Keowee Key and W. Pennsylvania.

Born January 12, 1929 in Monroeville, Pennsylvania he was the son of the late John R. and Olive Ann Nelson Churchfield. A graduate of Temple University and Eckels College of Mortuary Science, Mr. Churchfield owned and operated a funeral home in New Kensington, Pennsylania until his retirement in 1986. The family moved to the upstate of South Carolina, and he enjoyed becoming a "southern gentleman."

He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

His professional and civic organizations included: terms as president of the Alle-Kiski Funeral Directors Association and the Westmoreland County Funeral Directors Association both of Pennsylvania. While residing in New Kensington, PA, he was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church, and also held memberships in the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis International, CLOA Club, Alle-Kiski Investors, National Funeral Directors Association, and the American Legion Post 345 where he served as a volunteer service officer.

Surviving are his wife: Lee McCallum Churchfield: one sister, Hilda L. Gillerlain and her husband, Dr. Joseph A. Gillerlain of Haddonfield, NJ and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, John R. Churchfield of Monroeville, PA; and two sisters, Alma M. O'Barto and Olive Ann Whitehouse both of Ardara, PA.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, January 9 at 11:00AM in Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, 399 College Avenue, Clemson and at 3:30 pm in Foothills Retirement Community, 205 Bud Nalley Drive, Easley. Interment will be in the Columbarium at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church.

Memorials contributions may be made to Fort Hill Presbyterian Church and Foothills Retirement Community, PCSC.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, which is assisting the family.
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