Florence Percival Laird1

b. 26 November 1914, d. 14 April 2004
     Florence Percival Laird was known to family and friends as Percy.2 She was born on November 26, 1914 in Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina.1 She was the daughter of Robert Marshall Laird and Florence Lillian Crawshay Miller.2
     Florence married Arthur Leland Slade, son of Arthur Lee Slade and Sarah Mae Mitchell, on October 6, 1936.3 She died on April 14, 2004 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, at age 89.4 She was buried in St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, Aiken County, South Carolina.
The Greenville News (Greenville, SC) April 16, 2004
     Mrs. Florence Percival Laird Slade Parrott, 89, of Evans, Ga., died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at University Hospital, Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Jerry Dubose officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
     Mrs. Parrott earned a B.S. Degree from Converse College, and worked there as an Admissions Recruiter. She was an Episcopalian, and was a member of DAR, Daughters of The King and Jr. Student Club of Aiken.
     Survivors include her son, Arthur Laird Slade, of Moylan, Pa; a stepson, William Gordon Parrott III, of Aiken; four grandchildren, David Marshall Slade, Julian Laird Slade, Mary Laird Whitmire and Thomas Dixon Whitmire V; two stepgrandchildren, Elizabeth Parrott Duffy and William Gordon Parrott IV; three great-grandchildren, Duncan William Eisen-Slade, Malcolm Henry Slade and Laura Meredith Slade; three stepgreat-grandchildren, William Gordon Parrott V, Jimmy Duffy III and Brittany Duffy. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sarah Florence Slade Whitmire; and her brother, Robert Marion Laird. Memorials may be directed to the St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church Building Fund, 125 Pendleton St., SW, Aiken, SC 29801. The family will receive friends following the service in the Stevenson-McClelland Building. - Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc., 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken.2

Children of Florence Percival Laird and Arthur Leland Slade


  1. [S615] Florence Percival Laird,.
  2. [S611] Julian Laird Slade personal knowledge and research , 18 Jan 2005 email to James L. Slade.
  3. [S617] Edward A. Slade, Family Sheet for Arthur Lee Slade by Edward A. Slade.
  4. [S616] Greenville News , http://news.greenvilleonline.com/obits/obits.php?content=obittext&searchdate=2004-04-16