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Katrina “Kay” Kneller Gorse, 89, of Fripp Island, South Carolina and widow of August H. Gorse III, died Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at her home.

Kay was born September 5, 1931 to the late Grace Lovell and Charles Brandon Kneller. She graduated from the University of Georgia, where she earned her BS in Home Economics. Kay was a member of the Parish Church of St. Helena.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Brandon Gorse, Jr.

Kay is survived by a son, August Henry “Sandy” Gorse IV and his wife, Beth; daughter-in-law, Sandra Gorse Bragg; grandchildren, Zack Gorse and his wife, Aimee, Brandon Gorse and his wife, Margaret, and Ashlyn Gorse Cronan and her husband, Jonathan; and great-grandchildren, Augie Gorse, Sullivan Gorse, and Kyleigh Renae Gorse.

A funeral service will be held at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, July 27, 2021, at the Parish Church of St. Helena. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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  1. Denise Locke says:

    Kay was a favorite client of mine. She will be greatly missed. Sorry for your loss. Sincerely , her hair dresser

  2. Carolyn A Mobley says:

    Sandy and Family, sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Also wanted to let you know that all of us in the GGRU are thinking of you during this time and please let us know if there is anything that we can do. Carolyn

  3. Ann Wiley Barnwell says:

    I have lost a very Dear Friend. Kay and I shared so many of good times together and I will miss our telephone conversations with her which as we grew older was our way of communication. Blessings to all and her wonderful friend, Catherine.

  4. Jacqueline Jinks says:

    Mrs Gorse was a favorite client of mine, I will truly miss her….God Bless

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