About the Grantors
LOUISE MONTGOMERY EARLE – Louise, daughter of Lillie Montgomery and Theron Thomas Earle, was born in Greenville on June 10, 1899 and died August 24, 1991. Her life was devoted to the education of young people. She taught school in Asheville, Columbia, and Charlotte before retiring to Greenville.
PERRY EARLE JR. – Perry, son of Minnie Gwinn Earle and Oliver Perry Earle, was born in Greenville on July 26, 1914 and died December 27, 2005. He graduated from The Citadel in 1936 and served in the US Army, three years of which were in WWII in North Africa and Europe. After his distinguished military service, Perry started General Mortgage Company which he grew and eventually sold to Cameron Brown Company, a legacy business of First Union Bancorp, subsequently Wells Fargo. Also, he served as Chairman and President of Carolina Federal Savings and Loan until his retirement in 1982.
Perry leaves a legacy of faith, family, friends, and community. Some of the main causes that Perry and his wife, Louise Jordan Earle, contributed resources of time, talent, and money include: Christ Episcopal Church, Faith Memorial Chapel, The Citadel, Converse College, United Way, Greenville Memorial Hospital, and The Earle Foundation.
LOUISE JORDAN EARLE – Louise Jordan Earle was the daughter of Louise Atkins Jordan and Dr. Fletcher Jordan. She was born in Greenville on September 19, 1915 and died June 21, 2012. Louise graduated from Greenville High School and attended Converse College. She and Perry Earle Jr. were married 75 years. She served her community through affiliations with the Junior League, the Greenville Mental Health Center, and the Maternity Shelter. Louise was a lifelong member of Christ Episcopal Church. She contributed conscientiously with her husband Perry, to their shared legacy of faith, family, friends, and community.