Nina C. (Harrelson) Vause

March 21, 2020


Florence, SC – Nina Harrelson Cooper Vause, 82, passed away on Saturday March 21, 2020 after a long illness.

Graveside service will be Monday, March 23, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. at Florence Memorial Gardens.

Nina was born in Horry County, the daughter of the late William H. and Eliza Jane Squires Harrelson.  She was employed with the Nucor Credit Union as the Administrative Assistant for almost 42 years, before retiring.  Nina was a member of Mizpah Baptist Church. She was a beloved Mother, grandmother, sister and aunt with many loving nieces and nephews.

She was married to the late Calvin Vause.

Surviving are two daughters, Theressa (Bobby) Garris, Tonya (Michael) Jordan; son, Kelvin (Darlene) Vause; three sisters, Elnita H. Stevens, Wilma H. Richardson, Jeanette (Vivien) Lane; seven grandchildren, Jessica Garris, Christopher Garris, Caroline Garris, Kelli (Justin) Ulmer,  Kasey Vause, Devan (Lindsey) Jordan, Alyssa Jordan; four great grandchildren; Theressa and Jerry’s father, Jessie Cooper.    She is preceded by a son, Jerry Cooper, two brothers, Wilford and Richard Harrelson and a sister, Thelma H. Cooper.

Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation, 1300 Wilson Blvd.-Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia 22209.

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Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC.

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Graveside Service
March 23, 2020

3:30 PM
Florence Memorial Gardens
3320 South Cashua Drive
Florence, SC 29501

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