Donnie Traynham Abercrombie

  • Born: February 18, 1948
  • Died: May 28, 2021
  • Location: Seneca, South Carolina

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630

duckett@robinsonfuneralhomes.com
Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family


Donnie Traynham Abercrombie, age 73, died surrounded by his loving family Friday, May 28, 2021. He was born in Greenville County, SC on February 18, 1948, the son of Raymond and Ludie (Traynham) Abercrombie.

After graduating from Erskine College, Donnie enjoyed a long and successful career in banking and finance. Donnie never met a stranger; he shared his jovial, kind, and humor-filled spirit with everyone. He loved nature, spending time with family, golfing and fishing with friends, and cheering on his beloved Clemson Tigers.

Donnie is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Ruth; son, Jason Abercrombie (Laura), daughter, Kimberly Whitman (Jay); 5 grandchildren, Mackenzie, Lundy and Louie Whitman, and Ella and Vivian Abercrombie; and 1 sister, Bobbie Jean Todd (Bob). He was preceded in death by siblings Morris Abercrombie (Sara), Sylvia Lawrence (Wilton), Larry Rudolph Abercrombie (Barbara), and Iris Faye Cothran (Lee).

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 2nd at the Chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, 108 Cross Creek Road in Central, SC. The family will receive friends starting at 1:00 PM Wednesday prior to the service. Scroll to the video player below to view the service.

Memorial donations may be sent in lieu of flowers to Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church, 2101 Six Mile Hwy, Central, SC or to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org

Click the play button in the video player below to watch the service.


Services


Condolence & Memory Journal

"Ruth, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are in hopes that you will enjoy the photos we sent to Bobbie Jean along with a few written memories. Donnie was not only my cousin, he was my friend. He will be missed, but may we will find comfort in our memories of him. It is our prayer that God will give you and your family peace in the days ahead."

Posted by Bill and Carolyn Traynham - Simpsonville, SC - Family   June 02, 2021

We are saddened to hear about Donnie passing and intended on being at the service in person today. We send our Love to you Ruth, Jason, Kim and the family along with the many friends you have surrounding you all. John & Susan Newton

Posted by John Newton - Lexington, SC - Friend   June 02, 2021

I am so sad to learn of Donny's passing i was hoping he would get stronger but God's plan was best. Donny will be missed he and my brother Billy were just like brothers they had so much fun. Ruth and the children are in my prayers and thoughts. Bobbie will keep the Abercrombie family together (the family has always been so close making sure going out to eat and family time will continue missing the love ones) Much love from the Howard Traynham family --Maude Traynham Renee Michael

Posted by maude traynham - greenville, SC - Family   June 01, 2021

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Our most heartfelt sympathies to you Ruth and your family. We are blessed to have met Donnie via the Emorys and pray for the Lord's comforting hand upon you through this season of loss.

Posted by Chuck & Suzanne Galmarini - Frisco, TX - Acquaintance   June 01, 2021

Ruth. I was saddened to learn of Donnie's passing. Although it has been a number of years since we worked together at the bank I have many fond memories of those days. Donnie was more than a boss to me, he was a real friend. I still tell stories about some of our work adventures, such as the time we drove a repo back from Texas and stopped in New Orleans to attend a Clemson football game. Sylvia and I have you and your family in our prayers.

Posted by Larry Weathers - Glen Allen, VA - Friend   May 31, 2021

Ruth, though we know heaven has welcomed a very special person, our hearts still feel the sorrow. Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy. We send our love to you and your sweet family. May the love of God surround you in the days ahead. Much love, Jim and Joyce Traynham Garrison

Posted by Joyce Garrison - Piedmont, SC - Family   May 31, 2021

Aunt Iris and Uncle Billy send you their deepest love at this time. Please know that if it were possible to be there, we would.

Posted by Iris and Billy Anderson - Family   May 31, 2021

Please accept my condolences. I worked with him at Blanchard Machinery and he was always kind & helpful. RIP

Posted by Ryan Luthren - Coworker   May 31, 2021

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by - Neighbor   May 31, 2021

Donnie and Ruth lived in our neighborhood where the children grew up together. An idyllic neighborhood of the 80’s. David and I also played tennis with Donnie and Ruth. Both were so much fun - nice people, funny and good parents. We all moved on but the memories are fresh. Our condolences to Ruth and the family. I’m sure his presence was large.

Posted by Ann Bell - Neighbor   May 31, 2021

I am glad I got to meet Donnie (and Ruth) at the Rec Center in Central, SC a few yrs. ago. I watched Donnie help many of the older people with their chairs after we finished exercising. I thought, What a kind man. He usually wore Clemson T-shirt's and had a friendly, smiling demeanor. Visiting at their home one day I watched Donnie caring for his very old dog Abby. Again I witnessed a very loving, kind man. This little community of Clemson/Seneca/Central are blessed to have Donnie & Ruth Abercrombie. I am thankful for both of them.
My prayers will continue for Ruth and their family. ❤ Sincerely, Sissy Rayburn

Posted by Sissy Rayburn - Seneca, SC - Friend   May 31, 2021

Remembering Donnie from Ellen Woodside H.S.. Proud to say he way a wonderful person to have as a friend. He was highly respected among his fellow class mates. Just to see his face brought back some great memories of good times. He may be gone from sight but hot our mind. I am very sure he is with his Heavenly Father. A better place for us all. Nothing better that Gods Divine Love for us all. May the Lord bring healing to the family Y his closs friends. Good by old friend. You have a new address now. Peace and Joy to all hearts.

Posted by Larry Edwards - Friend   May 31, 2021

Donnie and I have worked and known each other since 1971. For 4 years we worked together in Greenville, and 5 years in Orangeburg both at C & S National Bank. From there we went separate ways, but always styed in touch by phone. During those years we played softball, tennis, golf, and fished together. After retiring, Donnie and Ruth moved to Clemson and Donnie and I got back together at Clemson baseball and
football games. This past Sunday I was crushed when I learned of his passing. He was a great co-worker, and especially a friend who I dearly loved. He will be missed by me but never forgotten. I could write many more things about our sports outings together, but it would take too many pages to complete. Donnie I will see you again in Heaven.

Posted by Barry Aughtry - Simpsonville, SC - Friend   May 30, 2021

I first met Donnie in 1971 at C&S National Bank, Greenville SC, when both of us started our career in banking. We worked together there for 4 years and then both of us were transferred to Orangeburg SC for our next 5 years together. During those nine years we played softball, tennis, golf, and fished together many times. In fact I have so many memories of those outings that it would take too many pages to tell you about them. Bottom line, we had many great times together. After Orangeburg, we went different ways in our career, but we always stayed in touch with each other by phone. Then several yeas ago Donnie and Ruth moved back upstate to Clemson and Donnie and I again got back together for Clemson football and baseball. It breaks my heart that now we will have on more in person or cell phone contact together. I will , however, have many memories of Donnie to cherish forever. He was a great friend and loved him as a friend. Barry Aughtry

Posted by Barry Aughtry - Friend   May 30, 2021

We love you Ruth! We are so sorry about Donnie . Sending you love and hugs !

Posted by Kimmie Darrell Arledge - Duncan, SC - Friend   May 30, 2021

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My Dearest Ruth, So very sorry to see this! I had no idea Donnie was ill. My prayers for comfort for you and your family during this very difficult and sad time. May GOD richly Bless you all...love, Waynette and Ron

Posted by Waynette McManus - Lexington, SC - Friend   May 30, 2021

Donny was a wonderful cousin much love is sent to Ruth and children from the ( Howard Traynham family) No more suffering praise the Lord. He will be missed! Maude Traynham daughter Renee Scott - Michael

Posted by Maude Traynham Traynham - Greenville, SC - Family   May 30, 2021

Ruth, we are so sorry, we have such fond memories of Donnie and you.You have always been such a good friend and we miss seeing you and Donnie. ❤Pat and Bill

Posted by Pat And Bill Crigler - Lexington, SC - Friend   May 30, 2021


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