Thomas McCutchen Gignilliat ’32

Thomas McCutchen Gignilliat ’32, a lifelong resident of Seneca, S.C., died May 6, 2007, at the Presbyterian Home in Clinton, S.C. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College, he was associated over the years with Charles N. Gignilliat & Sons, Cotton Merchants, based in Seneca and Spartanburg. The business was begun by his grandfather, George Warren Gignilliat, a founding father of Seneca. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a deacon and elder of the Seneca Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the South Carolina Historical Society and the South Carolina Huguenot Society. He was an active member of the Seneca Rotary Club for sixty-four years, was club president and a Paul Harris Fellow, and was recognized as an honorary member in April 2002. He is survived by three nieces, Anne Gignilliat Clarke of Isle of Palms; Marguerite Gignilliat Old of Lexington, Va.; and Sally Gignilliat Stebbins of Marietta, Ga.; great-niece, Anne Trezevant (Trez) Clarke; six great-nephews, Phillip G. Clarke III, Charles T. and Dixon G. Grubbs, William W. Old IV, and Roland A., Jr. and Charles R. Stebbins. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers: George Warren Gignilliat III of Seneca and Charles Nutting Gignilliat, Jr. of Spartanburg; niece Sarah Ruth Gignilliant Grubbs of Stone Mountain, Ga.