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    175 Market Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“Marion, Edmund, Sally et al wish I could've been there. My most recent memory of Mary is from 2002, when she graciously directed a driving tour of...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Flowerree - Nashville, TN

“When Lawrence and I were married, Grandmere welcomed me into her family wholeheartedly. I think it is a strong testament to Grandmere's character...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Lawrence and Bala Walters - IL

“Marion, Your mother was a lovely lady, I enjoyed meeting her and getting to visit with her. What a great since of humor. She will be missed!! Love,...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Charlotte Kimberlin - Dallas, TX

“Edmund Very sorry to hear about your mother My thoughts are with you It has been a long time since we have seen each other or talked - hope all...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Martin Gold - Charleston, SC

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and Prayers for your family. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Lee

“Marion, It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of your mother from Bala and Lawrence. We always enjoyed our time with her and share...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Ravi and Uma Chaudhary - DC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: EG - GA

“Marion - We're so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She always had delightful stories and conversation to share and we enjoyed the...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jo and Steve Aronoff

“Jane and Joe Schachte along with Jane and Van Noy Thornhill send their sympathy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Jane and Joe Schachte Jane and Van Noy Thornhill

“Dear Marion,I am so sorry to learn of your Mother's death. I'm glad you got to be with her at the end. I know you are grieving and my heart goes out...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Sorenson - Euless, TX

“What a loss to all that knew her! Mary was simply a remarkable lady! I knew her mostly thru Marion but on the two occasions I got to be with her in...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Nancie Wagner - Dallas, TX

“Mrs Rhett was a kind jolly lady interested in knowing about all details of conversation. It's as if she knew you for centuries. Mrs Rhett made me...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Dr.and Mrs Surendra PS Chaudhary - MN

“Dr.Rhett,I am sorry to learn about the death of your mother. Know that God will give you the strength to go through this difficult time. May God...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Georgia Richardson

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: P Sharpe ( Isaiah 12:2 )

“We remember Mary Rhett as an entertaining and gracious lady of the South. She always was fun to be with and she always told great stories. It was an...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Warren R. Pollard - Atlanta, GA

“I last saw the gracious Mrs. Rhett at her daughter Sally's wedding. In the midst of so much commotion, she was always calm and hospitable. I will...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Carolyn Cotton Wiesboeck - GA

“Edmund...I was sorry to hear that Mary had passed away. We had become good friends when she was my neighbor on Meader Lane. My God comfort you in...Read More »
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Mary Flowerree Rhett, 90, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Edmund Rhett, died Saturday, February 16, 2013. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at St. Michael's Church at 11:00 am. Interment, churchyard. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

Mrs. Rhett was born September 29, 1922, in Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of Wayne Flowerree and Marion Lesesne Flowerree. She was a graduate of the Bryn Mawr School for Girls and attended Goucher College. She was a member of the Colonial Dames of SC, The Ladies Benevolent Society, and a former member of the Junior League of Charleston and the Thursday Club. Mrs. Rhett was a member of St. Michael's Church.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Edmund Rhett, Jr.(Sally) of Charleston, SC; two daughters: Marion Flowerree Rhett Walters (David) of Dallas, TX and Sally Moultrie Rhett Roberts (Richard) of Altadena, CA; eight grandchildren: Mary Flowerree Walters, Lawrence Lewis Walters (Bala Chaudhray), Sarah Hamlin Hastings (Matt), William Scott Cogswell (Lucile), Kathryn Poyas Rhett, Edmund van Braam Roberts, Richard Rhett Roberts, and Thaddeus Miles Holt; eight great-grandchildren: Mohini Fonville Walters, Raja Conway Walters, John Connor Hastings, Charles Edmund Hastings, Thomas Rhett Hastings, Henry Joseph Hastings, William Mason Cogswell, and Meade Hamlin Cogswell; and sister Sally F. Harrison of Deer Isle, Maine. She was predeceased by her daughter, Anne Cleland Rhett, and her brother, Charles Conway Flowerree.

Memorials may be made to The Canterbury House, 175 Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

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