Rena Galloway Huffman, 76, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, went to be with the Lord on January 15, 2021.
Born in Spartanburg SC on December 10, 1944, Rena was the the daughter of Leon and McKinnon Galloway and youngest sibling of Flora Galloway Borkholder and Leon M. Galloway III, who passed away on December 19, 2019.
Rena graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1963 and received a Bachelor's Degree from Coker College in Hartsville SC in 1967. While at Coker she met the love of her life, Huston Huffman, and they spent 53 years together before his passing on July 25, 2020. After college, Rena taught science courses on the Junior High Level for several years and eventually became an Industrial Analytical Chemist.
Before settling down in Myrtle Beach in 2006, Rena and Huston lived in several different areas and while living in Tennessee, Rena received the "Woman of the Year Award" for her contributions to the community.
The beach and pottery were Rena's passions and she fashioned many beautiful creations for family, friends, and the community at Briarcliffe Acres and featured her pottery at craft shows annually. She enjoyed sitting on the beach sipping wine and doing crossword puzzles, rafting on the waves, vacationing to exotic places, snorkeling, playing bridge, shopping, eating out, entertaining and welcoming family visits, and getting together monthly with the "Girl's Birthday Group".
Both she and her husband Huston were active members of Briarcliffe Acres and loved serving the residents. Rena was President of the Briarcliffe Acres Association from 2011-2014 organizing social events and maintaining common grounds in the community and supported her husband, Huston, during his two Mayoral terms. She was greatly loved by her family and members of her community.
Rena is survived by her sister, Flora Borkholder(Jerry) of Hamlin NY; her brother-in-law Calvin Huffman of Blackburg SC, sister-in-laws Doris Galloway of Hendersonville NC and Christine Bridges of Blacksburg SC and many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. She also leaves behind her four-legged friend – Bailey.
A Celebration of Life will be held this spring at McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach SC, with the date to be announced. Donations in Rena's honor can be made to the Children's Tumor Foundation (ctf.org).