Condolence & Memory Journal

Our love and prayers to Mary Kate, Mary Carolyn, Amrey and all the family & friends.

Posted by Doug & Sherica Dickens - Bishop, GA - Family Friend   March 16, 2021

Mary Kate, We were so honored to care for your mother here at Clemson Downs. The Health Care staff sends you our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers always! You have a wonderful family. Beth Davis, DON

Posted by Beth Davis - Clemson Downs, Clemson, SC - Family Friend   March 15, 2021

Mary Kate,
We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful, kind and gracious woman. God bless and comfort you. Doyce and Linda Graham

Posted by Linda/Doyce Graham - Clemson, SC - Friend   March 14, 2021

I am sorry sorry she was a very sweet lady

Posted by Jan Abercrombie - Walhalla, SC - Friend   March 14, 2021

Enjoying Clemson Sports

Posted by Amrey Harden - Watkinsville, GA - Brother   March 14, 2021

Erma & Mary Kate

Posted by Amrey Harden - Watkinsville, GA - Brother   March 14, 2021

Erma & Leonard

Posted by Amrey Harden - Watkinsville, GA - Brother   March 14, 2021

Posted by Amrey Harden - Watkinsville, GA - Brother   March 14, 2021

Erma's Family

Posted by Amrey Harden - Watkinsville, GA - Brother   March 14, 2021

Mary Kate - you were an absolute joy to your mom and dad. They were so proud of you! I loved the time we had together at Liberty High School developing augmentative communication for you. You were a champ - a quit and avid learner. You will miss your dear parents. Sending prayers and a big hug to you.

Posted by Connie Powell - Clemson, SC - Teacher   March 13, 2021

Will miss Erma Jean

Posted by Amrey Harden - Watkinsville, GA - Family   March 13, 2021

Sending condolences and prayers to my dear cousin Mary Kate on the loss of her Mom and my precious Aunt. I share all of the same lovely memories that were expressed by my sister, Lynne. Erma was truly a special person and we were so lucky to have her as family. I will add one of my memories, which just happens to be about her very first car. It was a 1961 VW Beetle and my sisters and I were so enamored with it! We called it the Bitty car as it seemed so much smaller than our family sedan. She let us crawl all over it and play inside it and beep the horn when it was parked in our grandparents' driveway. She kept that car basically forever, even though she had to drive a more practical Mom car when Mary Kate came along. I also own a VW Beetle and I remember calling my aunt to tell her that I now drive a Bitty Car!

Posted by Hope Salocks - Ormond Beach, FL - Family   March 13, 2021


I am grieving the loss of my wonderful Aunt Erma. She was a sweet, loving and fun person. I will always remember her arranging sleep over parties for Mary Kate and us when my sisters and I would visit from Maryland. She invited the girls in the neighborhood, too! We had a blast! I loved her food especially the desserts she made! We loved when Erma would tell stories of things when we we young or when Mary Kate was young. Like when Rhoda took Mary Kate on a walk around our neighborhood and the stroller collapsed on Mary Kate! She had us all laughing when she told it. I will miss her so much. My family and I send our deepest condolences to Mary Kate. We loved our beautiful Aunt Erma Jean.

Posted by Lynne Cowart - Blaine, TN - Family   March 13, 2021

Mary Kate,
I am so sorry about you losing your mother and your dad. I hope that you are able to continue to have assistance to enable you to live in your home. I know that is what your parents wanted for you.

Posted by Raymond Turner - Clemson, SC - Friend   March 12, 2021

Erma was a friend from High School at Watkinsville, GA. Leonard was a friend from his days at Southern Piedmont Experiment Station. For several years, Mary Kate and I have been email pals. A great family! May God Bless and comfort Mary Kate and the family.

Posted by Wendell Dawson - Watkinsville, GA - Family Friend   March 12, 2021

Mary Kate, I just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I have such wonderful memories of your mom and dad. You and they were fantastic neighbors and friends. Love you.

Posted by Rosalind Georgion - Spartanburg, SC   March 12, 2021

Erma and Leonard were tax clients of mine for years. They were devoted to each other and Mary Kate.
I remember Erma as a loving wife and mother. She was gracious, kind and gentle...a true southern beauty.

Posted by Sharon Fennell - Clemson, SC - Acquaintance   March 12, 2021