Lillian Martin Hartsoe

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Lillian Martin Hartsoe, age 85, of Greer, SC passed away peacefully on Dec. 12.

Born in York, SC, on April 8, 1930, she was the daughter of the late William E. Martin and Ila Moss Martin.  She graduated from York High School and attended Kings Business College in Charlotte, NC.  Over her career, she was employed as an Executive Secretary and retired from the Greenville County School System in 1992 after 20 years of service.

Surviving are her husband, Wade H. Hartsoe, Jr., of the home; a daughter, Yvonne Alford and her husband Roger of Greer and a son, Randy Wade Hartsoe and his wife Barbara of Pisgah Forest, NC.  Also surviving are two grandchildren, Danny Alford and his wife Amy of Greer, and Laura Hartsoe of Charlotte, NC; three great-grandchildren, Evie Chase, Isabella and Danie Jade Alford and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hartsoe was predeceased by one grandson, Randy Wade Hartsoe, Jr.; five brothers and five sisters.

The celebration of life was held on Monday at 2:30 p.m. at El Bethel Baptist Church in Greer with Pastor Joe Seay and Chaplain Gerald Jarrett officiating.

Interment was in Wood Memorial Park.

The family received friends at 1 p.m. before the service.

Pallbearers were her nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can made to the El Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 313 Jones Ave., Greer, SC 29650.

The family would like to thank the El Bethel Baptist Church congregation as well as the entire Greer community for all the love and support during Lillian’s illness.

They would also like to thank Brookdale Greenville and Brookdale Hospice for the care of Lillian during the final months of her life.

Online condolences may be made at

The Greer Citizen

317 Trade Street Greer, SC 29651

Phone: 1-864-877-2076

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