Elizabeth Kernells

Ware Shoals – Elizabeth Louise Cline Kernells, 83, widow of William Murphy Kernells, of Poplar Springs Road, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Self Regional Medical Center.


Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late Israel and Eva McNeely Cline. She was a lifetime member of Mt. Gallagher Baptist Church, having also been a student at the Mt. Gallagher School. She was retired from Ware Shoals School District #51, where she served as the lunchroom supervisor for a number of years. She also had previously worked at several daycare centers in Laurens, SC.

Surviving are: two daughters, Joy Kernells of Surfside Beach, SC, and Christy Kernells of Ware Shoals; her sister, Alice Darnell of Edgefield; a sister-in-law, Frankie Cline of Ware Shoals; two grandchildren, Beth Abeyta of Charleston, and Matthew Varnum of Greenwood; and a great-grandson, Joseph Abeyta.

Mrs. Kernells is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Sheron Kernells, and two brothers, James Cline and David Cline.

Graveside services will be held at 1 P.M. Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Mt. Gallagher Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Marcus Bishop officiating.

The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends after the service in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com

Service Details

  • Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Time: 1 P.M.
  • Place: Mt Galllagher Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Visitation: After service in church social hall
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