Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Minor Herndon Mickel Square
Extraordinary Leadership of
Minor Herndon Mickel
As Chair of the Board
of Trustees from 1990-1992.
Her courage and grace
enabled Furman University
to forge its own destiny.
Location. 34° 55.4′ N, 82° 26.2′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Touch for map. Marker is located west of the Daniel Chapel, on the campus of Furman University. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29617, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Charles Erza Daniel Memorial Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Milford Mall (within shouting distance of this marker); Beatrice Dennis Plyler Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Lyles Blackwell Fountain (about 400 feet away); Furman Class of '05 September 11 Memorial (about 400 feet away); Marshall E. and Vera Lea Rinker Hall (about 500 feet away); James C. Furman Classroom Building (about 500 feet away); Charles H. Townes Center for Science (about 500 feet away); Richard W. Riley Hall (about 500 feet away); James Buchanan Duke Library (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . . Furman University. Official website of Furman University. (Submitted on May 13, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Minor Herndon Mickel's Obituary
February 19, 2005
Minor Herndon Mickel, 79, of 415 Crescent Avenue, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at her home.
She was predeceased by Buck Mickel, her husband of fifty-two years. Born in Elberton, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Mary Helen Smith Herndon and Fred Herndon. Mrs. Mickel attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Georgia.
Mrs. Mickel was active for many years in the Greenville community, serving as a board member and treasurer of the Junior League of Greenville, and on the boards of the Phillis Wheatley Association, the Rose Ball, the United Way, the Peace Center, the Community Foundation of Greater Greenville and the Greenville Hospital Foundation. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greenville.
She also served as the first woman chairman of the Board of Furman University and was a trustee emerita. She received an honorary degree from Furman University, and also received the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award from Furman.
She was currently Chairman of Micco Corporation and Vice-Chairman of the Daniel-Mickel Foundation.
Mrs. Mickel is survived by her three children and their spouses, Minor Mickel Shaw and her husband, Dr. Harold Ellis Shaw, Jr., Buck Alston Mickel and his wife, Tina Marie Mickel, and Charles Clark Mickel and his wife, Rachelle Ellison Mickel, all of Greenville. She is also survived by six loving grandchildren, Kathryn Shaw Howell and her husband, Robert Boyte Crawford Howell, of Atlanta, Georgia, Carter Shaw Lowrance and her husband, Dr. William Thomas Lowrance, of Nashville, Tennessee, Harold Ellis Shaw III, Tyler Vaughn Mickel, Charles Clark Mickel, Jr., and Townes Alston Mickel of Greenville.
The family appreciates the love and care given to Mrs. Mickel by her friend of many years, Daisy McDuffie, and by her caregivers, Kathy Puntch, Jeanette Cunningham, Jeanette Johnson, Ida Franklin, Valerie Houston, Gloria Gaskins, Annie Glenn, Joyce McCray, Maxine Moore, Kimberly Smalls, and A. C. Johnson.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Greenville. Entombment will be at Springwood Cemetery at the Mickel Mausoleum immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Minor Herndon Mickel Presidential Scholarship at Furman University, Office of the President, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613; the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation, 15 University Street, Greenville, SC 29601, for the Minor and Buck Mickel Fund; or to the charity of one's choice.
The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive.
— Submitted May 13, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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