Mable H. Wynn, professor emerita – Jan. 8, 2020

January 10, 2020

Mable Odelle Hill Wynn, 77, Professor Emerita of parks, recreation and tourism management, died Jan. 8, 2020, at Hospice of the Upstate Inc., Rainey Hospice House, in Anderson.

She retired from Clemson University in 2000 after 25 years of service.

She began her career as an instructor in dance and physical education at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg. After 10 years, she moved to Clemson with her husband, Eddie Dowell Wynn Sr.

She served in many social and cultural organization and several government commissions, particularly those dealing with the arts and child development.

“Marvelous Mable,” as she was known to her friends, was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and was the first adviser to the Omicron Phi Chapter at Clemson University, which was chartered in 1983. She held the position of adviser until 2017, under which 27 Lines and 405 Deltas were born.

Her service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at New Holly Light Baptist Church, 6300 Highway 187, Pendleton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Mable H. Wynn Diversity Scholarship Endowment at Clemson University. Go to and search for “wynn.”

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