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Mrs. Anne Sinkler Le Clercq

Mrs. Anne Sinkler Le Clercq
  • January 14, 1942 - June 19, 2014
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to;
  • Friends of the Daniel Library, The Citadel
    171 Moultrie Street
    Charleston, SC 29409
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Trident United Way
    6296 Rivers Avenue
    N.Charleston, SC 29406

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“Fred: Are hearts are so sorrowful as we just learned of Angie's passing. Our endless admiration and love for you both has made every trip to...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: William and Marta Gray - VA

“Fred, I'm afraid I'm late to the wake, having just learned of Angie's death. But I shall never forget her vital part in our youthful adventures, and...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Michael Osborn - Memphis, TN

“This was very sad to hear of her passing. I met her at a party for a mutual friend and loved her humour, joie de vivre and brilliance. She will be...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Preston Dyar - Flat Rock, NC

“Dear Fred, Bob and I were so distressed to return from out-of-town and read of Angie's death. She has always been such a bright light, and her...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Diana Carter Samples - Knoxville, TN

“We were so sorry to hear of Angie's passing. I have warm memories of her and Fred's gracious hospitality to us northern cousins when we joined...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Betsy Coe (Poor) - Philadelphia, PA

“Memories-I so enjoyed your writings about your grandmother and her recipes and living on the plantation now under Lake Marion. Your book-An...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Mary - Summerville, SC

“Fred and Family: Donna and I have each of you in our prayers and thoughts. Angie was an energetic, wide open personality who will missed by...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Joe & Donna Sullivan - SC

“Dear Fred, Ted, Ben and Kershaw, Angie was a woman of great strength and courage. She was always gracious and kind to us, and we shall always...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Fred and Fran Thomforde - TN

“Pineopolis: Angie and I grew up there at the same time. I do remember Cousin Ann and Dr. Fishburne, Angie, and her sisters. Angie was a kind, sweet,...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Henry Ravenel Porcher - Columbia, SC

“We were saddened to hear of Angie's death and send our deepest sympathy to the family. We spoke with her regarding her research into the history of...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Tom and Mae Boys - Tuxedo, NC

“Fred, I was deeply saddened to hear of Angie's passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts are prayers. Angie was loved by many on...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Joyce Biddix - Hendersonville, NC

“Dear Fred and Family, We were deeply saddened to learn of Angie's death. We remember her fondly as the gracious and charming leader of the Daniel...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: gary and liese nichols - SC

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Miss Angie. I have fond memories of her as Head of the Undergraduate Library at the University of Tennessee....Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Bobbie Dillon Painter - Knoxville, TN

“Fred and family. We were devastated when we heard about Angie. She was a lovely lady and we will miss her greatly. If we can do anything for you...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Warren, Linda and Terry Roberts - NC

“Fred, we were so saddened at the news of Angie's passing. We have fond memories of sitting on your veranda, looking out at the lake and chatting We...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Brian Leach - SC - friend

“God rest your sweet soul, Angie. ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Carrie - Flat Rock, NC

“Dear Fred, My heart goes out to you and your family. I have wonderful memories of you and Angie from our special trip to Italy with Dottie R. and...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Leslie Testerman - Knoxville, TN

“Sorry to hear of Angie's death. Contribution will be made to the Daniel Library, as requested. R.I.P. Angie. Lloyd Bowers ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Lloyd G. Bowers - Charleston, SC

“Dear Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Angie was a smart and beautiful person. Angie raised great kids. We miss her. If there is anything...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy Worsham - friend

“Our lives touched only briefly through her books. We exchaged notes. She was an enormously talented woman who enriched and blessed our lives with...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Margaret Louise Drody Thompson - SC

“Dear Fred, I am in shock and I deeply grieved over the sudden loss of your wonderful wife and dear friend, Angie. Mary Jane, Stephen, Hannah and I...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Kevin Metzger - Charleston, SC

This is where Angie went for summers as a child, visiting her aunt & uncle. She loved it here. “Dear Fred, I have no words to describe my sympathy for your loss. Your beautiful, smart & charming wife was a lively delight that brightened every...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: BJ. Rodgers - Charleston, SC

“Angie was a brilliant scholar and a wonderful person. If you needed to know the definition of a word not found in the Oxford English Dictionary,...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: David Torbett - Knoxville, TN

“Joan and I send our deepest sympathy. She was always a joy to be with and created smiles wherever she went. Her personality and warmth will be...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Victor Ashe - Knoxville, TN

“Fred,My heart goes out to you as well as my prayers.Please call me if I can. Help. You with any thing..843 352. 7671. I have many fond memories of...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: johhn griffin - mt pleasant, SC

“My deepest condolences to the family. It was my pleasure to meet Mrs. LeClercq when she was purchasing her home in Moncks Corner. She shared with...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Faye Pool - Goose Creek, SC


Anne "Angie" Sinkler Whaley Le Clercq, 72, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of Frederic S. Le Clercq died Thursday, June 19, 2014. Her funeral service will be Monday, June 23, 2014, in St. Philip's Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment, churchyard. The family will receive friends at the Carolina Yacht Club following service.

Angie was born January 14, 1942 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late Ben Scott Whaley and Emily Fishburne Whaley. She was a graduate of Charleston Day School, Ashley Hall, attended Sweet Briar, and graduated cum laude from Duke University. She received a masters in Library Sciences from Emory University, and a law degree with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law. She was a Professor Emeritus and Head Librarian for The Daniel Library at The Citadel, and former head of the Undergraduate Library at the University of Tennessee.

Angie had deep roots in the Lowcountry. She was the granddaughter of William James Whaley, a Civil War veteran from Edisto Island, and Martha Elizabeth Bailey, of Rockville, as well as the granddaughter of Kershaw Fishburne, M.D., and Anne Sinkler Fishburne of Pinopolis.

Angie was the author of four books published by the University of South Carolina Press, and a frequent garden and travel columnist of the Charleston Mercury.

She is survived by her husband, Frederic S. Le Clercq of Charleston, three sons: Ted Le Clercq (Courtney) of New Orleans, LA, Ben W. Le Clercq (Allston) of Mt. Pleasant, W. Kershaw F. Le Clercq (Anne) of Mt. Pleasant; six grandchildren: Douglas, Price, Susan Anne, Will, Peter, and Ned; two sisters: Emily W. Whipple of Charleston, and Marty W. Cornwell (Charles) of Charleston, and her first cousin, Anne B. Helms (Billy) of Charleston.

Memorials may be made to Friends of the Daniel Library, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC, 29409 or Trident United Way, 6296 Rivers Avenue, N. Charleston, SC, 29406.