Connie McGaha Obituary, Death – At the age of 78, Connie Bates McGaha, who was the wife of John Robert McGaha, passed away at Self Regional Healthcare on Friday, July 7, 2023. In heaven, she and her husband were able to be together again. She was born on April 30, 1945 in Anderson, South Carolina, although both of her parents had passed away before to her arrival on this earth. Her mother, Ruby Aileen Thorton, and her father, Luther Green “L.G.” Bates. She genuinely cared about each and every one of her clients and went out of her way to accommodate their needs on a consistent basis.
She completed her secondary education at Honoa Path High School and went on to work for Commercial Bank for a total of 41 years before taking early retirement. The activities that brought Connie the most pleasure were cooking, tending to her garden and yard, and gardening. She was looking forward to spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, as well as attending the sporting events in which they competed. She was a faithful member of the Chiquola Baptist Church and attended services there frequently.
Sheri McGaha Smalley of Donalds and Susan McGaha Babb (Brannon), both of Honea Path; nine grandchildren, including Brandon Smalley (Ashley), Andrew Smalley, Chandler Smalley, Davis Smalley, Lane McGaha, Kennedy McGaha, McKenzie Babb, Luke Babb, and Tyler Babb; one great-grandchild; and one son-in-law. Jeffrey Robert McGaha and his wife Ami reside in Hone Before she did, both of her siblings—a brother by the name of Ronald Bates and a sister by the name of Rachel Bates—had already left this world.
Funeral services will be held at the Chiquola Baptist Church on Wednesday at three o’clock in the afternoon, with Reverend Mark Thomas, Reverend Brad Haynes, and Dr. Jerry White serving as the presiding ministers. At the Gardens of Memories, there will be a funeral service for the deceased. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. The members of Sunday School Class #2 (Pairs and spares), which Wade McCullogh instructed, have been asked to act as honorary pallbearers during the funeral service. Guests are welcome to join the family in their home at any time; however, on Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 to 3, they will be hosting guests at the church.