Mary Kinney Randall of Spartanburg, SC passed peacefully Thursday, November 24, 2022. Mary was born September 16, 1926 in Charlotte, NC. She was the daughter of the late Lee and Loraine Kinney and wife of the late William Boyd “Red” Randall.
Mary was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist of Spartanburg, SC and the First Church of Christ, Scientist of Boston, MA.
She graduated from Central High School in Charlotte, NC in 1945 and was part of the graduating class of Sullins College in Bristol, Virginia in 1947. She went on to major in Art at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and Queens College in Charlotte, NC. Mary was also a member of AOPi sorority at the University of Tennessee.
Living in Charlotte, Mary worked at WBTV and volunteered for the American Red Cross. She met her future husband William Boyd “Red” Randall of Spartanburg, SC at the wedding of Helen Civil and George Adams, when they were both members of the wedding party.
Mary and Red married April 14, 1956 in the garden of her parents’ home at 1122 East Morehead in Charlotte, NC. They were blessed with traveling all over the Southeast United States and Bermuda with Red’s job as an independent contractor for the FAA.
The couple settled in Spartanburg, SC and had their first child, Helen Louise, in August 1964. They began building a house that same year and welcomed their second daughter Amanda in September 1965.
The Randall family was very close and had the opportunity to travel all over America and Europe. They were also members of the Country Club of Spartanburg where they enjoyed playing golf and swimming during the summer.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Helen and her husband Captain William Thomas Moore III of Peachtree City, GA. They have two daughters, Charlotte Vale (21) and Bonnie Caroline (19); Amanda and her husband Captain Douglas Stark have been married since 1992 and have Amanda Nicole (30) and William Randall (28). Doug and Amanda live in Moyock, NC. Mary was so proud of The Stark family because everyone was in the military.
The family would like to thank Home Instead and Interim Hospice, in particular Danial and Leighton for their loving attention and support.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hatcher Gardens, 832 John B White Sr Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306.
Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel