Tee Askell Kerns Chiles

June 7, 1928 ~ January 5, 2019 (age 90)

Tee Askell Kerns Chiles, 90, of Pelzer, widow of John W. Chiles, Jr., passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at McCall Hospice House.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Hamilton Y. and Virginia Ward Kerns.  Mrs. Chiles was a retired employee of Kemet and was a member of Tremont Church of God.

Surviving are four daughters, Virginia, Joye (Rickey), Lynn (Mehrdad), and Fran (Duke); son, Rudy (Pennie); sister, Marion; brother, Frank; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and additional adopted loving family members, Tonya, Lisa, and the Nunes family. 

Mrs. Chiles was preceded in death by three brothers, Hamp, Jack, and Tom; and three sisters, Hazel, Virginia, and Annie Alice.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 7, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.  The funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Downtown Chapel.  Burial to follow the service in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Powell Mission Partners, 508 Tracy Trail, Greer, SC 29651.


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