Gillyard Percival Monroe, Sr.


Gillyard Percival Monroe, Sr. was born October 17, 1895, to Isham J Monroe and Ellen B Percival Monroe.


On August 10, 1950, G. P. Monroe was mentioned as an active pallbearers in the obituary of Mr Cleveland R Medlin.


On March 22, 1952, G. P. Monroe was mentioned in the newspaper article, “Richland Democrats Line up in Favor of Sen. Russell.


Gillyard Percival Monroe, Sr., 58, of near Pontiac, died on Wednesday, May 26, 1954

Funeral  services for Mr. Monroe, were held at 5 o’clock, May 28, 1954 from Union Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. W. Monroe Smith, the Rev. Walter F. Chapman and the Rev. Leonard G. Garner. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors included his widow, Mrs. Pearl Goff Monroe; four daughters, Mrs. J. T. Brown of Miami,  Fla., Mrs. Murdic Bowen of Columbia, Mrs. Patrick Johnston of New York City and Miss Marian Monroe of the home; and three sons, G. P. Monroe, Jr., Delano Monroe and Johnny Monroe all of Blaney.

Active pallbearers will be Willard Monroe, Robert Dennis, Dempsy Outlaw, Barnwell Putnam, Hazle Goff, Claude Campbell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Bailey, Glen Dowey, J. A. Riley, Earl Jacobs, Raymond Tucker, Jack Morgan, Glen Motley, Glen Jacobs, I. J. Jacobs, Cary Jacobs, Ware Carns, W. A. Coleman, Howard Snellings, C. Laney Talbert, Oliver Joyner, Norman Sanders, Carroll Cobern, Frank Brown, John Henry Rabon, Sr. Jim Jacobs, Lonnie Jacobs, Roger Ellisor, J. H. Croust, K. P. Sease, Wilton Jacobs, Brown Ross, Howell Ross, Charlie Wooten, F. C. Mitchell, Ernest Paschal, C. E. Young, L. W. Conder, Sr., Salme Summers, Frank Howell, Zack Bowen, Leslie Moak. Talmadge Bowen, Boykin Ross, Donnie Watson, Paul Ross, S. H. Ross, Deway Brazell, Ernes t, Kirkland, Charlie Harrison, Walter Ross, Flem Ross, Walter Miles, Tom Cambell, Jesse Ross, Walter Bulter, Mezie Butler, Leonard Paschal. Curtis Morgan and Lester Brown.

Active pallbearers met at 4 o’clock at the home and honorary pallbearers met at 4:45 at the church.

The body was at the residence.

Obituary Information:

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May 28, 1954 State (published as The State) Columbia, South Carolina Page 8


On October 6, 1962, Mr. Monroe was listed in the newspaper article “Monroe-Brown.”

October 7, 1962, Mr. Monroe was listed in the newspaper article “The Brides Book.”

October 7, 1962, Mr. Monroe was listed in the newspaper article “In Blaney – Miss Marian Monroe Weds Charles Brown.”


On September 7, 1989, G.P. Monroe was mentioned in the newspaper article, “SOME MORE INSPIRED LINES.”

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