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Jolene Medley



Gaffney, SC — Betty Jolene Earnhardt Medley, 86, formerly of 400 Burnt Gin Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Woodland Place Senior Living in Spartanburg.

Born in Charlotte, NC, she was the widow of the late Thomas “Tom” Earl Medley and daughter of the late Henry Lee Earnhardt and Rosa Ovella Henry Earnhardt. She was a retired beautician, also retired from Corinth Elementary School, and a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Jolene loved her family, gardening and canning food.

Surviving is a son, Thomas “Tommy” Earl Medley, Jr. of Gaffney; a daughter, Tammy Medley Elder (Bobby) of Gaffney; a grandson, Jackie Thomas Stanford (Leslie); two great-grandchildren, Jaden Stanford and Hunter Stanford; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sybil Renea Medley, four brothers, and three sisters.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Jolene’s caregiver, Katherine Bogan.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Corinth Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 PM at the Church with Dr. Dwight Easler and Mr. Ashby Blakely officiating. Interment will be in the Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Corinth Baptist Church, 190 Corinth Road, Gaffney, SC 29340.

The family will be at the residence, 400 Burnt Gin Road, Gaffney, SC 29340.

An online guest register is available at

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC

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