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Sharon "Shebby" Elizabeth Hamby HaseldenAugust 2, 1947 ~ November 5, 2017 (age 70)
Sharon “Shebby” Elizabeth Hamby Haselden
At 6:37 AM November 5, 2017, Sharon “Shebby” Haselden went gently into that good night, surrounded by her daughters and aided by the spirits of her family members who had passed before her.
Shebby was born on August 2, 1947 in Roanoke, Virginia, but spent most of her life in South Carolina. She graduated from McClenaghan High School in Florence in 1965 and attended Francis Marion College. She worked for many years as a teller and/or head teller at banks across the various South Carolina towns – including Florence, Georgetown, Summerville, and Lexington – in which she lived. She was a friendly face to the numerous customers who frequented those banks.
Shebby was predeceased by her father, William Wilson Hamby, her mother, Cleon Hunt Hamby, and her brother, William Wilson Hamby, Jr. She is survived by her four daughters: Michelle “Shelley” Fogel-Schmidt Mohn (Rick Mohn), Jennifer “Jeni” Fogel, Caroline Fogel Ellis (Scott Ellis), and Elizabeth Fogel, and her sister Barbara Hamby Jeffcoat (Mark Jeffcoat), her sister-in-law Emily Harmon Hamby, her three grandchildren Morgan Schmidt, Foster Ellis, and Cooper Ellis, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In her life Shebby was many things – daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, friend. She was an avid reader and a lover of animals, especially horses and dogs. She was a great student and a good piano player. She loved Pawley’s Island and the Ashley River. Since two daughters graduated from South Carolina, one graduated from Clemson, and one graduated from Auburn, she pulled for all three teams (although no one was ever completely sure which team she preferred when they played each other). Her favorite thing was spending time with her daughters, grandchildren, and other family members. She lived a life replete with wondrous moments that her family and friends can lovingly cherish. In the words of the legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully: “Don’t be sad because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Thank you for the memories, Shebby Hamby Haselden, and for giving us so many things to smile about when we think of you.
Shebby requested there be no formal, public service, and the family is honoring her wishes by having a private, family-only gathering. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Pets, Inc., from where Shebby adopted her beloved dog, Daffodil. Their website can be found at https://www.petsinc.org/