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Monday
Aug282017

Jackie Poore

Anderson- Jackie Ray Poore, 72, of 302 Winfield Drive, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, at his residence.

Born April 12, 1945 in Anderson, he was the son of the late Fred Poore and the late Beatrice Simmons Poore Redd. He was the retired co-owner of Anderson Sheet Metal and was an active member of Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church. Jackie was inducted in the Anderson Recreation Department Hall of Fame in 2013. He was involved in the Rec programs since 1954 as a player, coach, and official.  He participated in baseball, basketball, softball, flag football, volleyball, and swimming throughout the years. In 1954, he played his first official baseball game on what is Brown Field #2.  In 2012, on the very same field, he coached his last baseball game with four grandsons on the team. Jackie’s greatest enjoyment in life was his grandkids.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Johnson Poore of the home, son, Jackie Poore, Jr., daughters, Jennifer Poore, Julie Poore, Ginger Poore Cash (Jason), and Candice Poore,  grandchildren, Tanner Poore, Ashlee Gilreath, Abby Gilreath, Sawyer Davis, Dawson Hayes, Micah Cash, Jackson Hayes, Brylee Hayes and Allie Cash, sister, Glinda Poore and a number of nieces and nephews and family members. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Douglas “Bo” Poore.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday at Varennes Heights Baptist Church with Revs. Kempie Shepard and Weldon Sellers officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family is at the residence. Honorary Escorts will be his Misfits teammates and members of other association ball teams. 

 Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to Marshall Memorial UMC, 135 Riley St., Anderson, SC 29624 or The City of Anderson Recreation Department, c/o Jackie Poore Memorial Fund, 1107 North Murray Ave., Anderson, SC, 29625.  

Sullivan-King Mortuary, www.sullivanking.com

Friday
Aug252017

Ira P. “Buck” Bolt, Jr.

Anderson, SC - Ira P. Bolt, Jr., 92, husband of the late Lucia Elizabeth King Bolt, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at his residence.

Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Ira P. and Neta McClure Bolt. Buck attended Boys High School and Clemson University. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Radioman 2/C in the American and European Theatres. He was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation with the Bronze Star. He was a former member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Buck had an illustrious career with Federal Highway Administration for 30 years, retiring as a resident engineer on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Buck was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for a number of years. He was a member and past president of the Anderson Lions Club where he was a Melvin Jones Award Recipient and was also a member of Hiram Lodge #68 A.F.M., where he was a Life Master Mason and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of Midway Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon, Elder and church treasurer over the years. 

Survivors include one son, Ira Steven “Steve” Bolt of Anderson; one daughter, Luanne Bolt Thayer of Greenville; two grandchildren, Jason Thayer and Lindsey Thayer; one great grandchild, Christian Thayer. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Katherine Goode, Frances McLeod, Winona Kerchmar, Florence Thompson, and Bettie Parnell; and a brother, Wilson Bolt.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Dr. James M. Rice. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Family members are at their respective homes. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Friday
Aug252017

Violet I. Medlin

Nashville, TN - Violet Irene Medlin, 93, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Born in Anderson, SC, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Doshia Victoria Hanks Medlin. She was a graduate of Anderson College and was retired executive secretary to the President of the Baptist Sunday School Board. Miss Medlin was a member of First Baptist Church, Nashville, TN.

Survivors include two nieces, Mary Noyes and Becky Vandiver (Buddy) of Anderson; and a nephew, Joe Bailey (Glenda) of Iva.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Nelson, Sybil Bailey, Louise and Faye Medlin; brother, Ernest Medlin; and a nephew, Dr. Richard Bailey 

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 28, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson conducted by Rev. J. Floyd Stansell. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary

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Wednesday
Aug162017

Linda Cain

Anderson, SC - Linda Gail Nixon Cain, 75, widow of Maxie Edward Cain, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Born in Charlotte, NC, she was the daughter of the late Ira B. “Red” and Louise Pike Nixon. She was retired from AnMed Health. Mrs. Cain enjoyed traveling as long as her health permitted. She was a member of NewLife Fellowship and was a longtime member of Homeland Park Baptist Church. 

Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Cain Mathews and husband, Mike and Tina Cain Slatton and husband, Kelly, all of Anderson; three grandchildren, Roth Mathews, Sullivan Slatton and Garner Slatton; two sisters, Chyral Hankins of Sioux City, SD and Marie Miller and husband, Lee of Anderson; brother, Jerry Nixon and wife, Jeanette of Ridgeway; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Nixon of Anderson. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ira Merrill Nixon.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 17, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. David Walters and Rev. Ronnie James. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:45 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. The family is at the home of Tammy and Mike Mathews.

Memorials may be made to NewLife Fellowship, 1421 Concord Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or Clean Start, 219 Townsend Street, Anderson, SC 29625. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Friday
Aug112017

Christine Gilbert Morgan

Christine G. Morgan

Christine Gilbert Morgan, 89, widow of Reginald Milton Morgan, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017, at NHC of Anderson 

Born in Belton, she was the daughter of the late Fred R. and Orlean Cosby Gilbert.  Mrs. Morgan was a member of North Anderson Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her son, Steve Morgan and wife, Brenda; her daughter, Nancy Danyels and husband, Tim, all of Pendleton; four grandchildren, Max, Ben, Stacie, and Kellie; and six great grandchildren, Bradley, Jacob, Mollie, Madison, Blaise, and Caleb. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred R. Gilbert, Jr. and James A. Gilbert. 

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 13, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park conducted by Pastor Bill Rigsby. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Anderson Baptist Church, 2308 North Main Street, Anderson, SC 29621 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Boulevard, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621.

Tuesday
Aug082017

Wade T. Bolt, Jr.

Wade Tolliver Bolt, 89, husband of Jean K. Bolt, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017.

Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Wade T. and Eva Chamblee Bolt. He was a graduate of Boys High School and served several years in the National Guard. Mr. Bolt was retired from Wometco as personnel manager with 30 years of service and previously worked with Ohio Gear in Liberty. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was a Mason.

Survivors include his wife, Jean, of the home; son, Dennis Bolt and wife, Miriam of Anderson; two grandchildren, Michael Bolt and wife, Marie and Matthew Bolt and wife, Lindsay; and three great grandchildren, Brayden Tolliver Bolt, Madeline Rose Bolt, and Mckenzie Miriam Bolt, all of Charleston.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Calvin E. Bolt. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 10, at New Prospect Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Tony Smith and Dr. Jerry Keese. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church, 2503 Whitehall Road, Anderson, SC 29625.

Tuesday
Aug082017

REV. DR. MARTIN L. HARKEY, JR.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Harkey, Jr., 91, husband of Lucille Clark Wayland Harkey, of Brookdale of Anderson, Anderson, SC, died Friday, August 4, 2017, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Dr. Harkey was a descendant of the original settlers of Mecklenburg County, NC, and was raised in Charlotte, NC. He was the son of the late Martin Luther Harkey, one of the founders of Harkey Nurseries, and of Anne Bell Isenhour Harkey of Concord, NC.

Dr. Harkey served in WW II in the USNR in the V-5 and V-12 programs and received a commission (CEC) in the Seabees.

Dr. Harkey was an engineering graduate of the University of Virginia and served 13 years as District Engineer for The General Electric Co. in the Carolinas and Florida. He later graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary with a doctorate (STD) in Sacred Theology. Dr. Harkey served pastorates at The Decatur Presbyterian Church in Decatur, GA, The Pasadena Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg, FL and The Central Presbyterian Church in Anderson, SC. After 31 years as pastor, in retirement he served interim pastorates at The First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, SC, also the Presbyterian Churches in the SC Communities of Abbeville, Liberty, Pelzer, Midway and Roberts. He most recently was Parish Associate at The Central Presbyterian Church in Anderson, SC for nine years.

Dr. Harkey is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lu Wayland Harkey of China Missionary parents, a son, Rev. Dr. Martin L. (Luke) Harkey III and wife Carolyn of Shelby, NC, a daughter Dr. Rosanne H. Pruitt and husband Dr. John C. Pruitt of Anderson, SC and a son Wayland Harkey and wife Mary Beth of Alpharetta, GA; six grandchildren, Rob Harkey and wife, Amy of Raleigh, NC, Anna Harkey of Spartanburg, SC, Crayton Pruitt of Anderson, SC, Martin Pruitt of Charlotte, NC, Joshua Harkey of Alpharetta, GA and Alex Harkey and wife, Angela of Alpharetta, GA; and four great grandchildren, Eric, Atlee, Fisher, and Scarlett.

Dr. Harkey was a member and past moderator of the Foothills and Tampa Bay Presbyteries, and past president of The Anderson Kiwanis Club. He has also served on the Boards of The YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, and The Presbyterian Historical Foundation. He had been active in the AIEE, IES, The Coast Guard Auxiliary, The Horizon Bass Club, Young Life, Cursillo, Via De Christo, Walk to Emmaus, and the Philatelic Society. He was an Eagle Scout and an honorary member of The Pawnee Indians.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 10, at The Central Presbyterian Church, 1404 North Boulevard, Anderson, SC conducted by Rev. Noelle Henry Read. The family will receive friends following the service. A private interment will be held at the Roberts Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The family respectfully suggests that flowers be omitted and memorials be given to the Theological Education Scholarship Fund of The Central Presbyterian Church, 1404 North Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621 or to The Haven of Rest, P.O. Box 466, Anderson, SC 29622.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all friends of the family for the outpouring of prayers, support and genuine love and care for all related and touched by the blessed life of Dr. Martin L. Harkey.

 

Tuesday
Aug082017

Dr. Lucille (Mitzi) Burden

Doris Lucille (Mitzi) Kimpton Burden, 88, a resident of Brookdale of Anderson, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Rainey Hospice House. 

Born in Pensacola, FL November 11, 1928, she was the daughter of the late James Herman and Fay Boone Fulkerson Kimpton. Dr. Burden graduated from Anderson Jr. College and Erskine College. She received a master’s degree from Furman University and a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. She was employed by Anderson School District Five for 33 years as an elementary teacher and librarian, secondary librarian, and district media specialist coordinator. She was an active member of the SC Association of School Librarians, where she chaired the Archives and History Committee. She served on the executive board of the Friends of the Anderson County Library, and was a volunteer worker in the Friends book store. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. 

She is survived by two sons, Kimpton Burden and his wife Rebecca, of Bal Harbour, FL and James Burden and his wife Ilse, of Colorado Springs, CO; and two grandchildren, Alexander and Sarah Burden of Colorado Springs, CO. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Harold Burden; a daughter, Julia Ann Burden; two brothers, James Kimpton of Pensacola, FL and Robert Lee Kimpton of San Diego, CA; and a sister, Fay K. Bundy of Burlington, NC.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 10, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. J. Chris Fischer. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 209 Broad Street, Anderson, SC 29621 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Tuesday
Jul182017

Dorothy Padgett Pruitt

Sandy Springs - Dorothy Padgett Pruitt, 94, widow of Wyatt A. Pruitt, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017. 

Born in Saluda, SC, she was the daughter of the late David T. and Blanche C. Padgett. She was retired from Singer Company and was a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son, David A. Pruitt and wife, Judy of Pendleton; her daughter, Ann P. Moore and husband, Fletch of Anderson; four grandchildren, Jim Pruitt and wife, Jennifer of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Lisa Sue Ann Pruitt of Alliance, Nebraska, Brent A. Moore of Sandy Springs, and Renee M. Kimbrell and husband, John of Spartanburg; and a great grandchild, Conner Kimbrell of Spartanburg. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Dr. Philip Blankenship. Burial will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. The family is at the home of Ann and Fletch Moore, 66 Hillsborough Drive, Anderson. 

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to Mount Tabor Baptist Church Good News Club, 5901 Highway 187, Anderson, SC 29625 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Boulevard, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Tuesday
Jul182017

Jerry L. Vaughn

Anderson, SC - Jerry L. Vaughn, 79, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Anderson, SC on September 22, 1937, Mr. Vaughn was the husband of the late Marie Carnell Vaughn, of Battle Creek, Michigan, and the son of the late Grover (Tobe) Vaughn and Eunice Walters Vaughn. He joined the United States Air Force in April 1955, and served as a Chapel Manager, responsible for the financial, personnel, administrative, and logistical support activities for the three Major Faith Groups (Catholic, Protestant, Jewish). Among the medals he received while in the Air Force, were “The Air Force Commendation Medal” four different times, and “The Meritorious Service Medal”. After serving over 20 ½ years, he retired in November 1975, as a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8).

After retiring from the Air Force, he attended Pasco Hernando Community College in 1976-1977, receiving his Associates Degree in 1 ½ years. He was named to the President’s Honor List for three different semesters. He received the “Florida Blue Key Community College Leadership Award” for outstanding leadership and service at Pasco Hernando Community College on April 15, 1977. He then attended the University of South Florida in 1977-1978, receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in accounting, in 1 ½ years.

After graduating from college, Mr. Vaughn worked for the United States Government as an auditor, and worked for several civilian companies in the Financial Field. He retired from C. H. Patrick & Co., in June 1995, where he served as Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer. 

Mr. Vaughn is survived by his son, Keith (Kim) Vaughn, of Brunswick, GA; sister, Judy Stevenson of Anderson; daughter-in-law, Nancy Vaughn of Grand Rapids, Michigan; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three sons, Jerry (Buddy) Vaughn, Rick Vaughn, and Steve Vaughn; and a sister, Frances Vaughn Davis. 

The funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Jerry Nation. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:15 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. 

The family will be at the home of his sister, Judy Stevenson, and at the home of his grandson, Matthew Vaughn. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Tuesday
Jul182017

Earl Harris

Anderson, SC - Claude Earl Harris, 79, husband of the late Vernelle Sorrow Blair Harris, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017.

Born in Anderson, SC, he was the son of the late Claude and Eva Yeargin Harris. Mr. Harris was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass. He was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his daughter, Debra Pearson and husband, Bill of Anderson; son-in-law, Donald Roberson of Anderson; two grandchildren, Amy Landrith and Brandon Barton; great grandson, Eli Barton; brother, Ned Harris and wife, Linda of McKinney, Texas; and a sister, Jane Green and husband, Ted of Greer.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Lamar Blair and Randy Harris and a daughter, Guynelle Roberson. 

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Oakdale Baptist Church conducted by Dr. David Blizzard. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Thursday at the church. Family members are at their respective homes. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Sunday
Jun252017

Sandra Smyrl

Pendleton, SC - Sandra Lewis Smyrl, 47, wife of Dr. James Smyrl, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at her residence.

Born in Greensboro, NC, she was the daughter of James Ralph and Jerrie Wooten Lewis of Greensboro. Sandra was a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University. She was a member of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by five daughters, Chloe Morgan and husband, Dan of Boston, MA, Mikayla Peeples and husband, John of Reston, VA, Karsen Smyrl, Alysa Smyrl, and Hannah Smyrl, all of Pendleton; and two brothers, Dean Lewis of Concord, NC and Daryl Lewis of Greensboro, NC. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 2230 Old Greenville Highway, Pendleton, SC 29670, conducted by Dr. James Smyrl and Rev. C.W. Hicks. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Monday for viewing. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.