Leaving a Legacy of Aesthetics

Leaving a Legacy of Aesthetics


Mary-Locke Simons ’69

A lifetime love of beauty will be remembered posthumously thanks to a gift from a lady who grew up fewer than 20 miles from Presbyterian College.

The late Mary-Locke Simons was born in Augusta, Ga., the only child of Elizabeth Anderson Simons and Locke V. Simons. But she grew up in Waterloo, S.C., and graduated from Clinton High School before she went off to school to study at Anderson College in Montreat, N.C., Presbyterian College, and the University of South Carolina.

Considered a very private woman, she became an interior designer and worked in the furniture business before entering retail management and retiring as the manager of Mitchell’s Formal Wear in Spartanburg, S.C.

She passed away on Sept. 15, 2015, at the age of 68. Her gift to PC is expected to be used for renovations to the College’s art department.