JOCASSEE VALLEY
About the Author

 

 

Claudia Whitmire Hembree was born and raised in Jocassee Valley and lived there until 1957 when she left to attend Winthrop College. After graduation, she taught school in Greenville County at Carolina High School, Tanglewood and Sevier Middle Schools. She retired from Dacusville Middle School in Pickens County. While there, she and a group of students wrote and published Down Home: Dacusville Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow which is a community history of the Dacusville area.

Hembree lives in Taylors, SC and is an active member
of Taylors First Baptist Church.