Charles Hobart Sides Jr. ’43

The Rev. Charles Hobart Sides Jr., 93, a resident of Presbyterian Community of South Carolina and husband of Virginia Smith Sides, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Presbyterian Home. Born in Loray, N.C., on March 1, 1922, he was a son of the late Charles Hobart Sides and Laura Sumner Bartlett Sides.

Rev. Sides, a retired Presbyterian minister, was a graduate of Mitchell Junior College in Statesville, N.C., and an honors graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va., Class of 1946.

Rev. Sides served numerous churches during his ministry, including Benton Heights Presbyterian Church, Monroe, N.C. (1946-1948); Little Joe’s Presbyterian Church, Barium Springs, N.C. (1948-1954); Harrisburg Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, N.C. (1954-1961); Limestone Presbyterian Church, Gaffney (1961-1974); and Abbeville Presbyterian Church, Abbeville (1974- 1987).

He was married on Dec. 5, 1948, at First Baptist Church in Monroe, to the former Virginia Hill Smith of Monroe.

Survivors are his beloved wife of 66 years of the home; two sons, Charles Hobart (Bart) Sides III, Ph.D., and his wife, Nancy Spotts Sides, of Westminster, Mass., and Daniel Howard (Danny) Sides and his wife, Amanda Wier Sides, of Taylors; four grandchildren, Adoniram Bartlett Sides (Melanie) of Leominster, Mass., Hannah Ellington Sides of New York City, Jennifer Ellen Sides of Taylors and Jonathan Troy Sides (McKinley) of Taylors; and a great-granddaughter, Kezia Paige Sides.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Helen Sides Galbreath.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in Abbeville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Lee Kennerly officiating. Burial will be in Long Cane Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. in the Telford Parlor at the church prior to services.

Memorials in memory of Rev. Sides may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be made to the Sides family by visiting

Arrangements by the Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Abbeville.

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