Albert Giles

Albert L Giles Jr.

March 27, 1932 - May 14, 2021
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Albert L. Giles, Jr., 89, of Abbeville, husband of Jean Cartledge Giles, died Friday, May 14, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Winston-Salem, NC to the late Albert L. Giles, Sr. and Lillie Mae Carpenter Giles.

A 1951 graduate of Antreville High School, Mr. Giles honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a Mason and member of the Dew Drop Lodge #266 in Antreville. Formerly employed in construction, after tenure of 25 years with the City of Abbeville Police Department, he retired as Police Chief. Following retirement, Mr. Giles enjoyed spending time with his family and gardening.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Glenda Giles Russum; a son-in-law, Rudy King, and a niece, Rhonda R. Callaway.

Mr. Giles is survived by his wife of 70 years, Jean Cartledge Giles of the home; three children; Wanda King, Albert L. ‘Al’ Giles, III (Vickie) and Jeff Giles (Cissy) all of Abbeville; seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and a nephew.

Graveside services will be 3:00PM, Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Bells United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Scott Allen officiating.

The family is at the home.

Memorial contributions, in memory of Mr. Giles, may be sent to Bells United Methodist Church, 2540 Flat Rock Road, Abbeville, SC 29620.

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Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is serving the Giles family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    May 16, 2021 |
    May 16, 2021
    Bells United Methodist Church Cemetery
    2540 Flat Rock Road
    ABBEVILLE, SC 29620
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Visitation to follow graveside
  • Service

    May 16, 2021 | 3:00pm
    May 16, 2021 3:00pm
    Bells United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Rev. Scott Allen
  • Interment

    Bells United Methodist Church Cemetery
    2540 Flat Rock Road
    ABBEVILLE, SC 29620
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Michael McCarthy

Posted at 05:14am
I'm sorry for your loss. As a young man I was a bit of speeder. At the time he was known to me as Captain Jiles. He was merciful and kind to me. I have fond memories of this good a decent man.

Tom South

Posted at 03:58pm
Dear Giles Family we were saddened to hear of Chief Giles passing he was a good friend and a pleasure to work for I have many fond memories of life experiences with the Chief. Peace and comfort to all your family. ( Love ) Tom & Marie South

Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont

Posted at 08:54am
Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont wishes to extend its condolence to the family of Albert Giles. Hospice considered it a privilege to care for Mr. Giles during his illness.

Margaret Wood

Posted at 01:49pm
I am so sorry for uour loss. Chief was a great Christian man and a great asset to Abbeville

Joe Hughes

Posted at 11:29am
Wanda, Chad, Richie And family, we are so sorry for your loss, you and your family will be in our prayers. Joe and Betty Hughes

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