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Ydell Bigby

Ydell Bigby

Saturday June 5, 1937 - Tuesday October 1, 2019
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Mr. Ydell Bigby, 82, of Easley, South Carolina, passed on Monday, October 1, 2019, at Cottingham House in Seneca, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Joe and Velma Sanders Bigby.

Surviving are his wife, Emma Lee Smith Bigby of Easley; one daughter, Tammy Bigby (Neal Sweezy) of Easley; five sons, Nathaniel (Tammy) Bigby and Ydell (Diane) Bigby, Jr., both of Greenville, Victor Bigby and Wilfred (Angel) Bigby, both of Easley, and Ronnie Lee Holcombe of Greenville; one sister, Maybell Jones of Chicago, IL; twenty-two grand-children; fourteen great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday October 13, 2019 | 3:30pm
    Sunday October 13, 2019 3:30pm
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Interment

    Private Burial
    Private, unknown
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Darlene Watson

Posted at 09:35am
My condolences to my cousins on the passing of Uncle Ydell. He was on of the best guitar players in the South. The last of the Five Harmonetts of Greenville, SC. Their gospel music brought the spirit of the Lord Yah into many lives during the 30+ years the group were together. I remember as a girl, attending singing programs and celebrating their Anniversary. Being so proud of my father David Smith and the rest of the group as they sung with passion and grace. He lived a full and productive life, which will be greatly missed. Rest of Uncle until we meet again. Shalom. (Niece Darlene (Frant) Smith Watson)

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