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“Dearest Glenn Family, Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Louise was such a special lady. Fondly, Mackey Tarrant ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Mackey Tarrant - Columbia, SC

“Louise-know that I'm thinking about you during this time and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you Gods peace. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Elise Nidiffer Wilson - columbia, SC

“Louise and Terrell opened their hearts and home to me many years ago and I will be forever grateful for the kindness, mentoring and friendship they...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Peter Murphy - Columbia, SC

“My sincerest condolences and love to you all. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy Oswald - North Augusta, SC

“My prayers go to all the family with the hope that memories will be there forever. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Harman - Columbia, SC

“Dear Glenn Family,Your mother/grandmother was a very special lady! Louise and I had been friends since the first grade at A.C. Moore. I have many...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Phyllis and Tom Jones - Charlotte, NC

“What an incredible woman! Yet so hard to say goodby to your mother, Terrell Glenn. May God continue to support and comfort your whole family. Love...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Ellen Ransom - Rolesville, NC

“What a precious day Mrs Glenn was. My mom was a resident in Bomar before her death, and I always loved seeing Mrs. Louise's sweet smile each time I...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Marie Hogue - Columbia, SC

“So sorry to hear that your mom passed away. May you find comfort in all the sweet memories that were made over the years. Praying for all of your...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa McGuckin White - Charleston, SC

“Though your mother was sick for many years, I am sure it was still a shock when she journeyed across the veil to the next life. My heart is with you...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Martha Vetter - Durham, NC

“I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Glenn's death! I got to know her at Still Hopes in Bomar where my mother was as well! She was such a dear lady and...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Mobley - Lancaster, SC

“So very sorry to hear your blessed momma passed away. I remember her infectious smile, and certainly y'all got that from here, as well as warm,...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Mimi Moore - Orrville, OH

“So sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Edens - Columbia, SC

“The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends our deepest sympathies to the Glenn family. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Greg Dunbar - Columbia, SC

COLUMBIA - Louise Owens Glenn, widow of Terrell Lyles Glenn, Sr., died January 19, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina.
Mrs. Glenn was born May 7, 1933 in Columbia, South Carolina, the youngest daughter of former Columbia Mayor and State Senator Dr. Francis Capers Owens and Ida Hand Owens.
She was proud of having attended A.C. Moore Elementary where she joined her two sisters in being named May Queen. She also attended Hand Junior High School. Mrs. Glenn graduated from Columbia High School in the class of 1951 having been voted Most Studious and Most Dependable, two traits she continued to exhibit in all of her endeavors for her entire life.
In 1955 Mrs. Glenn graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business from the University of South Carolina. She was an active Carolina undergraduate, serving as president of the Beta Zeta chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority and Managing Editor of the Garnet and Black, among numerous other activities. Mrs. Glenn delighted in recalling many happy and humorous memories from her years at USC. In recent years she was elected and served on the University's Alumni Board of Advisors and she remained an avid Gamecock fan, attending most home football and basketball games as long as her health allowed.
A lifelong, active, and devoted member of Trinity Cathedral, Mrs. Glenn served in many capacities including the Altar Guild, Daughters of the Holy Cross, Chair of the Trinity Bazaar, and as a member of the Vestry.
Mrs. Glenn was also committed to the betterment of Columbia. For decades she was an active member of the Junior League of Columbia, including having served as its President in 1970-71. She participated in many community efforts focused upon the improvement of Columbia's public schools. In addition, she was a constant presence with her husband in their pursuit to elevate appreciation for the arts and the quality of life for others, regardless of their station in life.
Despite the many hours she dedicated to her church and community she also found time to engage in the lives of her children as Cub Scout den mother, home room mother, carpool driver and enthusiastic spectator for the countless athletics events, choir practices, plays, recitals, and concerts in which her children were involved. For most of her life as wife and mother, she was the first to rise and the last to sleep, making sure the needs of her family were all met before she rested.
In her earlier years Mrs. Glenn was employed by Somerset's in Five Points and in more recent years she enjoyed working at Non(e)Such on Devine Street.
Mrs. Glenn's family and friends will remember her as loyal and devoted to those she loved, as well as a lady who was always diligent, dependable, and honest. She observed impeccable attention to detail and was a valued member of any team or committee of which she was a part. Her home cooked meals were a delight to all who enjoyed them and she was especially known for her artichoke relish, chutney, and home baked cinnamon raisin bread. She loved music and loved to dance, even until her final days.
Mrs. Glenn is survived by her children and their spouses who include John Lyles Glenn, IV and his wife Melanie MacMillan Glenn of Columbia; Terrell Lyles Glenn, Jr. and his wife Teresa deBorde Glenn of Durham, N.C.; Rebecca Glenn Long and her husband Stuart McKenzie Long, Sr. of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; and, Louise Glenn Ballard and her husband Michael Douglas Ballard of Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Mrs. Glenn is also survived by seven grandchildren, including Frances Owens Glenn, Hunter MacMillan Glenn, Terrell Lyles Glenn, III, Ellison Capers Glenn, Cecilia deBorde Glenn, Sarah Lyles Long, Stuart McKenzie Long, Jr, Chalmers Glenn Ballard, Michael Douglas Ballard, Jr, and William Capers Ballard.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Glenn was predeceased by her sisters, Frances Owens Turner and Vivian Owens Wilson.
Mrs. Glenn's family is grateful for the devoted care and friendship offered to their mother for more than 40 years from Dianna Corbett, as well as in her final years from Oneida Allen and the staffs of Still Hopes and Palmetto Health Hospice.
A funeral service will be held at Trinity Cathedral on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at1:00 pm. Burial will follow in the Trinity Churchyard. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 4 pm to 6 pm at 1428 Heatherwood Road in Columbia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Frank C. Owens Scholarship at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, c/o USC Educational Foundation, 1600 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29208; or, the Trinity Cathedral Foundation, 1100 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC, 29201. Please sign the online guestbook at