Helena Graham Glover

Published 6:01 pm Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Helena Graham Glover, 89, longtime resident of Tryon, Fort Pierce, Fla., and Rock Hill, S.C., died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at Haven Hospice in Lake City, Fla.
Helena, born in Spartanburg, S.C., was the daughter of the late Ellene Estes and Alexander McLeod Graham.
Prior to her retirement, she was a school psychologist in the St. Lucie County, Fla., school system. She was president of the Four County Exceptional Education Services, supervisor of the school psychological program in St. Lucie County, member of the Florida Psychological Association and the Florida School Psychological Association.
Having grown up in Rock Hill, S.C., she graduated  from Winthrop Training School and Winthrop College.  She was a member of the Rock Hill Junior Welfare League and was very active in the early operations of the York County Nature Museum. She was past president of the Womens Club of Rock Hill.
She spent her retirement in Tryon, at “Pax Haven,” her mother’s summer residence for 40 years. Helena was known for her knowledge of plants and collectible books.
She is survived by her five children: L. Carlisle Glover III, Donalsonville, Ga.; Alex G. Glover, Landrum; Helena G. Steele, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; Paul L. Glover, Durham, N.C., and Catherine G. McAdams, Mayo, Fla. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, with Rev. Dr. Michael Doty officiating.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 – 10:45 a.m. Saturday morning in the McFarland Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to CooperRiis, 101 Healing Farm Lane, Mill Spring, N.C. 28756 or to Foothills Human Society, 989 Little Mountain Road, Columbus, N.C. 28722.
An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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