Ella "Tabby" Carolyn Kempson Kinard, 96, of North Charleston, SC, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 2, 2021. The family will receive friends Friday, August 6, 2021 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road. A service will begin at the Chapel at 3:00 pm with interment immediately following at Carolina Memorial Gardens, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston.
Tabby was preceded in death by her husband, Allen L. Kinard, Sr.; her daughter, Carolyn Kinard Hodges; sister, Sara Sue Powell; brother, Alvin Coyle Kempson and her grandson, Allen L. Kinard, III.
She is survived by her sons, Allen L Kinard, Jr. (Patricia) of Mount Pleasant, SC, Mendel W. Kinard (Melanie) of Jedburg, SC, W. Gary Kinard of Charleston, SC, K. Coyle Kinard (Sharon) of North Charleston, SC; daughter, Cindy Kinard Dambaugh (Eric) of Goose Creek, SC; half sister, Judy Haines (Larry) of Clayton, NC; 14 grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Tabby and her husband were supportive parents as well as avid sports participants and fans. She started as a volunteer at various sports venues for the North Charleston Recreation Department and eventually became an employee there, serving for 60 years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406.