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Alma Bowman Easterling Savedge

Alma Bowman Easterling Savedge
  • May 27, 1927 - January 16, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Dear Martha & Carol, Unfortunately we never had the pleasure of meeting your Mother but there is no doubt from what we have heard and read that she...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Donna & Fred Cole

“Carol and Martha, I was so sorry to to read about Alma´s passing. She was a wonderful person. She always had a smile. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Robin Cavendish

“My prayers are with your family. I enjoyed meeting her. She was a true Southern Christian lady. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Paula Newsome

“Carol and Martha,Lee and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mother. It is so hard to loose a parent. Please know that our prayers...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Elaine and Lee Wilson - SC

“Oh, how I will mis Alma and her wonderful smile. She and my mother Eloise Taylor were in the "Widows Club" together years ago in Mt. Pleasant and we...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Anna Taylor Blythe - Adams Run, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. Losing a parent is so difficult. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Seabrook Comer

“Carol and Martha: Please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers on the passing of your dear mother. Mrs Savedge was truly a kind and...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Robert Allen Young

“I am thankful to have known Alma Savedge through The Garden Club of Charleston, and other organizations. God bless her family as they go on without...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Helen Sander

“Martha, Thinking of you, Ron, Eugene, and your sister and her family as you go through this difficult time! Losing your mom is never easy! I have...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Castles Leland

“Our deepest sympathy for your loss. She was a fine lady and it was always a pleasure to be around her. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bill Cline

“What an incredible lady! During my Mayoral term in the 1990's I so enjoyed getting to know Judge and Mrs. Savage. They so graciously entertained us...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryll Woods-Flowers - SC

“Alma, We will miss you. Jim and Jacki ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Ratledge


Alma Bowman Easterling Savedge, 93, widow of O. Eugene Savedge, passed away on January 16, 2021. She was born in Floydale, SC to Methodist minister, The Reverend Carey Thomas Easterling and Alma Bowman Easterling. She grew up in Orangeburg, SC, moving there at the age of 4 with her mother and sisters, upon the death of her father. They moved into the home of her grandparents, Judge I.W. Bowman and Mary Ellen Crum Bowman.

Alma graduated from Columbia College, following in the footsteps of her two older sisters and her grandmother. She married Gene Savedge in 1951 and lived the remainder of her life in the Charleston area. Gene practiced law and Alma was a homemaker. They were married for 60 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Savedge Hawkins and her husband, Roy, and Martha Savedge Cole and her husband, Ron, all of Mt. Pleasant, SC; her sister, Wyatt Easterling Caldwell of Miami, FL; sister-in-law, Beulah Savedge Sutton of Yorktown, VA; three grandchildren, Eugene S. Flanagin of Asheville, NC, June H. Patenaude (Tony) and Andrew S. Hawkins (Retta) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Ellen Easterling Vejarano.

She was a devoted member of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. She was an active member of the Garden Club of Charleston and the Columbia College Alumni Association.

Alma loved being a wife and homemaker. She kept a beautiful home and garden. She and Gene enjoyed collecting and antiquing. She took great pride in being beautifully coiffed and dressed and was a frequent hostess. She loved travel and took many trips to places all over the world. She was kind and generous.

The family would like to thank the staff of Mt Pleasant Gardens Memory Care for the excellent care they took of Alma for the last two years.

Due to Covid, her funeral will be private. Memorials in her honor may be made to Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church 302 Hibben Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.