Shirley Alice Putnam, 88, of Inman, South Carolina passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Rosecrest Retirement Community.
Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on August 15, 1932, she was a daughter of Clyde F. Abernethy and Alice Torregrossa Abernethy and was the wife of the late Ralph Donald Putnam.
She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and had worked for Sears in the catalog department for many years. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #28.
She is survived by three sons, Donnie Putnam and his wife Linda of Inman, South Carolina, Ronnie Putnam and his wife Becky of Inman, South Carolina; David C. Putnam and his wife Terri of Chesnee, South Carolina; six grandchildren, Ralph Donald Putnam III, Shelly Marie Putnam, John Thomas Howland and his wife Mary, Matthew Robert Howland and his wife Katie, Brad Dallas Putnam and his wife Melissa and Kevin Ronald Putnam and his wife Jennifer; five great grandchildren, Braden Putnam, Britany Putnam, Bella Howland, Noah Howland and Emma Hawk and one great-great grandson, Damien Robinson. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also predeceased by one sister, Lucille B. Bowling and one great granddaughter, Jessica Putnam.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Grace Baptist Church, 821 Whitlock Street, Spartanburg, SC 29301.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Grace Baptist Church, 821 Whitlock Street, Spartanburg, SC 29301 with Rev. Thomas Bryant officiating.
The Putnam family would like to thank the staff at Rosecrest Retirement Community for all the loving care given to Mrs. Putnam during the past four years.