Martha Elizabeth Troup, 94, wife of William “Bodie” Troup, Sr., of Greenville, died Friday, July 12, 2019.
Born in Louisville, KY, she was a daughter of the late Allen Brown Simpson and Cladie K. Helton Simpson.
She was a faithful member of Hilltop Avenue Baptist Church. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She helped her husband start Hilltop Avenue Baptist Church. She recently had a Sunday School class there named in her honor.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Shirley Hoover and her husband DeVaughn; and sons, William K. Troup, Jr. and his wife Mary, and Thomas Troup and his wife Lori all of Greenville; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Lorene S. Nicholas of Livonia, MI, and Kanoeokalani Simpson of Shelbyville, TN.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, James W. Simpson, a daughter, Barbara Ballew, and a granddaughter, Freda Ann Gossett.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 15, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:15 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown, with the funeral service to follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Downtown Chapel. Burial will be held in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hilltop Baptist Church, 111 Hilltop Ave., Greenville, SC, 29609; or Gideons International, P.O. Box 771 Greenville, SC 29602.
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