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In Memory of

Marcia Parrish Flow

June 14, 1921 - November 29, 2016

Obituary


Marcia Flow, widow of Claude Lennox Flow, Jr., daughter of John Allen and Ruth Bell Parrish, went to heaven on Tuesday, November 29th. Her funeral will be at Mackey Mortuary on Friday, December 2nd, at 1PM, with visitation from 11:30-1PM, and burial at Greenlawn Cemetery in Spartanburg, SC at 3:30PM.



Surviving are her son, Claude Lennox Flow, III, of Greenville, daughter, Ruth Flow Lake Morrow, son-in-law, Michael John Morrow, of Taylors, SC, grandson, Kenneth William Lake, Jr., granddaughter-in-law, Michelle Lake, and grandchildren Laura and Will Lake of Lexington, SC, and sister, Jackie...

Marcia Flow, widow of Claude Lennox Flow, Jr., daughter of John Allen and Ruth Bell Parrish, went to heaven on Tuesday, November 29th. Her funeral will be at Mackey Mortuary on Friday, December 2nd, at 1PM, with visitation from 11:30-1PM, and burial at Greenlawn Cemetery in Spartanburg, SC at 3:30PM.



Surviving are her son, Claude Lennox Flow, III, of Greenville, daughter, Ruth Flow Lake Morrow, son-in-law, Michael John Morrow, of Taylors, SC, grandson, Kenneth William Lake, Jr., granddaughter-in-law, Michelle Lake, and grandchildren Laura and Will Lake of Lexington, SC, and sister, Jackie Ladshaw of Oakwood, GA.



Marcia grew up in Spartanburg, SC, where she graduated from Spartanburg High School and Converse College with a full scholarship to major in Piano. After moving to Greenville, she taught piano for 65 years and played the piano for the Greenville Little Theater for 25 years. She also played for the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, McCarter Presbyterian Church, and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Taylors, SC.



Being active in the community, Marcia was a long-time member of the Wade Hampton Gardens Community Club, the Music Teachers Association, The Music Club of Greenville, The South Carolina Federation of Music Clubs, and the National Federation of Music Clubs. For the last 10 years, Marcia was the pianist for the Rolling Green Village Retirement Community, where she played for the chorus, the memorial services, and the vesper services. Marcia was the founding member of the “Scoopers” Band, a group of musicians who played all over Greenville for 40 years. She was the piano player for her husband’s restaurant, the Big Scoop, for 15 years. She also was a former member of the Spartanburg Philomonic Music Club. Receiving the Rose Fay Thomas Fellow, the Converse College 100 Award for Community Service, and having the Marcia Flow Piano Scholarship were highlights of her life in music.



Marcia was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, where she served as pianist for 30 years, and then as a choir member. She was active in the Women of the Church, church suppers, and activities. She received the Life Long Membership Award of the Women of the Church. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville for 30 years, where she was in the choir and the pianist for the Good Neighbor Class. During her younger years, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg for 25 years.



Besides music, Marcia loved traveling and visiting relatives and friends. She had a big interest in genealogy and people. She always had a welcoming heart and a sweetness of spirit. We will miss her!



In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Marcia Flow Piano Scholarship in care of The Music Club of Greenville, Barbara Gulley, Treasurer, 8 Badger Drive, Taylor, SC 29687.



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