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Former teacher dies at 94 and gives $8.4 million to charity

Published: Monday, Feb. 3 2014 9:35 a.m. MST

Maragaret Southern, a special education teacher, died at age 94 in October 2012, and $8.4 million of her fortunes went to the Community Foundation of Greenville.

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Margaret Southern was a special education teacher from the Greenville, S.C., area, and she died at age 94 in October 2012. But after she passed, $8.4 million of her fortunes — saved over a modest and simple life — went to Community Foundation of Greenville, which benefits children and animals, according to Greenville Online.

“What’s exceptional is she didn’t spend it on herself and she was able to accumulate a lot of money she wanted to direct to her dearest charities,” said Bob Morris, president of Community Foundation, to Greenville Online. “I haven’t met a lot of people like that.”

Read the full article at greenvilleonline.com.

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