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Ella Carolyn Kinard

Ella Carolyn Kinard
  • March 15, 1925 - August 2, 2021
  • North Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:
  • Charleston Animal Society
    2455 Remount Road
    North Charleston, SC 29406

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North Charleston, SC 29406
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“Nana, as she was known by, was the grandmother to probably thousands of kids that called Park Circle home....I distinctively remember hundreds of...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Wendy Meyers Meyers - Goose Creek, SC

“I'm very sorry to hear that your mother passed away he was a good woman I work with her for years at recreation all my blessings to the family ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie matthews - SC - Coworker

“Allen, Mendel, Gary, Cindy, and Coyle.Please accept our most heartfelt condolences for the passing of Aunt Tabby. I remember she was always there...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Jimmy Powell

“So very sorry for your loss! She certainly had a very full life. Have the family in thought and prayer.Your NCHS friends from the Ginn, Ellison,...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Dawn Smith - Ladson, SC

“Cindy and Family, We are sadden to hear of Tabby's passing. She surely was a wonderful person and we had so many good times with her throughout the...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Bubba & Cindy Spencer - Friend

“Sorry for your loss and may God Bless ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Robbie Owen - Friend

“Kenneth Coyle our warmest condolences for your loss. Coyle a very sweet lady your Mom. Good memories. She will always be. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Harry Delger - James Island, SC

“So very sad to hear North Charleston and all of the Kinard family have lost such a beloved member of the community. When anyone raised in North...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Ann Bond - Edisto Beach, SC

“My deepest sympathy to this family. I have know this family for so many years and Ms. Kinard was always an active supporter in by up bringing at...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Beth Weaver - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of Tabby's passing. She was such a nice lady! (I worked for Allen and Tabby when they ran Tripp's Chicken on Spruill Avenue) I...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sandra Johnson - Friend

“Sweetest lady ever ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Don and Janet.shuffler - Friend

“Mendel, Gary, Coyl, Cindy - I am sorry to hear of your loss. Reading her obituary brought back many very happy "North Charleston memories" of Park...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Ricky Archambault

“Cindy, So sorry to have heard the news concerning your mom passing. Both Anne and I extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Dan Frangos - Summerville, SC

Ella "Tabby" Carolyn Kempson Kinard, 96, of North Charleston, SC, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 2, 2021. The family will receive friends Friday, August 6, 2021 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road. A service will begin at the Chapel at 3:00 pm with interment immediately following at Carolina Memorial Gardens, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston.

Tabby was preceded in death by her husband, Allen L. Kinard, Sr.; her daughter, Carolyn Kinard Hodges; sister, Sara Sue Powell; brother, Alvin Coyle Kempson and her grandson, Allen L. Kinard, III.

She is survived by her sons, Allen L Kinard, Jr. (Patricia) of Mount Pleasant, SC, Mendel W. Kinard (Melanie) of Jedburg, SC, W. Gary Kinard of Charleston, SC, K. Coyle Kinard (Sharon) of North Charleston, SC; daughter, Cindy Kinard Dambaugh (Eric) of Goose Creek, SC; half sister, Judy Haines (Larry) of Clayton, NC; 14 grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Tabby and her husband were supportive parents as well as avid sports participants and fans. She started as a volunteer at various sports venues for the North Charleston Recreation Department and eventually became an employee there, serving for 60 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406.

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