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USTA Volunteer Helen Jeter, 73, Passes Away

Long-time USTA volunteer Helen Marie Bohlen Jeter, 73, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2014. 

Jeter’s long-time service to the USTA started her tennis career over 29 years ago in Atlanta as a league player and team captain. In 1986, she moved to Greenville, S.C., and has since made an impact within the game at both the South Carolina and Southern Section level. After continuing as a player for a few years, Jeter took on the role as a State League Coordinator in 1991. Her influence on tennis has taken off since serving in over a dozen positions at the state, section and national level of USTA.

A member of the USTA South Carolina Board of Directors for over 15 years, Jeter served as the state’s Vice President, Executive Vice-President and President. She has been a member of the South Carolina Patrons Foundation Board of Directors since 1995 serving as both Vice-Chair and Chair. As a Southern volunteer for almost 20 years, she became a member of the Southern Board of Directors in 2001 and has been Delegate-At-Large and section Vice-President. She played an integral part in the edit and revision of the USTA Southern Bylaws in 2008. On the National level, Jeter’s passion for league tennis was expressed as a member of the USTA League Committee and the League Regulations Subcommittee.

In addition to this award, Jeter has been honored by USTA South Carolina with the President’s Award four times. USTA Southern has acknowledged her with the Gerrie Rothwell Award, the President’s Award and the District Volunteer Service Award twice and the President’s Recognition Award in 2012.

Funeral Services will be held at Buncombe Street Methodist Church in Greenville on Monday, Oct. 20, at noon.  Burial services will be held at the Jeter Family Cemetery on Jeter Cemetery Road in Carlisle, S.C, on Monday, Oct. 20, at 3:30 p.m.




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