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Thursday
Nov282013

Robert Klatt

ANDERSON, SC - Robert “Bob” Warren Klatt, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at his residence.

Born in The Bronx, NY, on August 2, 1925, he was the son of the late August Oscar Klatt and the late Emma Bargon Klatt.  Bob proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a Vice President of Sales and a Business Owner. He was a member of the Board of Directors at Anderson University. Bob was very active in founding GAMAC, Hospice of the Upstate and the Anderson Arts Center.  He was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, SC.

He is survived by a son, Kimberly August Klatt and his wife Maureen Kennedy Klatt; two daughters, Jane “Alice” Klatt Burwell and her husband Dana Burwell and Jennifer Potter Klatt King and her husband Jeffrey King; a daughter-in-law, Christina Gartner Klatt; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Carson Potter Klatt and his son, Robert W. Klatt II.

A Service to celebrate the life of Mr. Robert Klatt will be held at Boulevard Baptist Church, service times will be announced at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or to GAMAC, PO Box 2365, Anderson, SC 29622.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

The McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Anderson, SC

Thursday
Nov282013

MARY C. “DELLA” BYRUM

Mary Cleveland Byrum, age 88, of 438 Morningside Drive, entered eternal rest upon her death on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at Rainey Hospice House.  Born in Hart County, GA, she was the daughter of the late Fred E. Cleveland and the late Beatrice Sanders Cleveland.  For 64 years, she was the loving and devoted wife of George F. Byrum of the residence.  Mrs. Byrum was a retired line worker from the Singer Company.  She was of the Baptist faith. 

In addition to her husband, George, she is survived by a son, Tommy Byrum and his wife, Debbie, of Townville;  a daughter, Brenda Bowen and her husband, Whitner, of Anderson;  2 brothers, Albert Cleveland and his wife, Arlene, and Johnny Cleveland, both of Kannapolis, NC; a sister, Sheila Carruth of Hartwell;  also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, Della was preceded in death by a son, Aubrey Byrum; a sister, Audry C. Rowland; and 6 brothers, Francis, Jule, Bill, Earl, Jack, and Ray Cleveland.

A funeral service to honor and celebrate the life of Mrs. Byrum will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, with Rev. Sam Duncan officiating.  Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.  The family will be at their respective residences, and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Friday from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

Contributions in memory of Della may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.  THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES,  Anderson. 

Wednesday
Nov272013

LESTER LEV “BILL” BAILEY

Lester Lev “Bill” Bailey, age 78, of Anderson, passed away at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston on Sunday, November 24, 2013.  Born in Canon, GA, he was the son of the late Denzil Gracen Bailey and the late Edna Sue Peeples Bailey.  He was the loving and devoted husband of Judy Bailey of the residence, and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Mr. Bailey was retired from Monroe Auto Equipment Company, where he served as a shipping clerk.  He proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the US Navy aboard the USS James C. Owens (DD776), as a Boatswain's Mate.  Lev was also a lifetime member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars and a disabled veteran.

In addition to his wife, Judy, survivors include 3 step-sons James R. Welsh  (Diane) of Iva, Donald Haynie Welsh (Carolyn) of Easley, and Mike McCollum (Stephanie) of Anderson;  3 step-daughters, Sonja W. Templeton (Tommy) of Rock Hill, SC, Sandra W. Hembree (Ralph) of Gastonia, NC, and Sheila W. Cheek (Doug) of Taylors, SC;  1 brother, Eddie Dean Bailey of Hartwell, GA; and a sister, Mary Lou Cleveland, also of Hartwell.  Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie Haynie Welsh Bailey; brothers Hershel Bailey and Jerry Daniel Bailey; and a sister Gracie Allen Bailey.

A funeral service to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Bailey will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013, at 2 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, with Rev. Paul Frey officiating.  Interment will follow at New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Friday from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM.

The family suggests contributions in memory of Mr. Bailey be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund,1809 North Main Street, Anderson, SC 29621. 

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday
Nov262013

FLORENCE L. COLLINS

TOCCOA, GA - Florence Collins, age 90, of Toccoa, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Cliff Jordan and the late Pearlee Gambrell Booth.  She retired from textiles after many years of service.  Florence was an avid gardener and enjoyed her flowers.  She was of the Baptist faith. 

She is survived by her husband, Emory W. Collins, of Toccoa, GA; sons, Jim Brown (Pam) and Phil Brown (Becky), both of Iva, SC, daughters, Margie B. Swaney (Charles), of Pendleton, SC, Lois Williamson (Hurshall), of Starr, SC, Aileen Kay (Buddy), of Anderson, SC, Jean Kilgore of Anderson and Ann Moore of Anderson, SC; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two son-in-laws, Claude Kilgore and Bobby Moore.

The Graveside Service will be held at Iva City Cemetery on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Dwight Greene officiating.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday prior to the service from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. 

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621. 

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com


Monday
Nov252013

LOUISE L. BLUME

ANDERSON, SC - Mildred Louise Lewis Blume, age 88, wife of James Otis Blume, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Anderson, SC on May 7, 1925 she was the daughter of the late John Leland Lewis and the late Lettie Moore Lewis.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Midway Baptist Church. Louise was a loving, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed doing for others especially baking. 

In addition to her husband of 69 years, she is survived by two sons; James (Cynthia) Blume, of Hampton, SC and Roger (Linda) Blume, of Ellore, SC; two daughters, Linda Gail McMurchie, of Iva, SC and Dixie Ledford, of Lebanon, IL; ten grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Blume and seven brothers and sisters.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with the Reverend Chad Charles and Reverend Steve McKee officiating.  Interment will follow in South Lawn Memorial Gardens, Starr SC.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

Wednesday
Nov062013

“Chief” Dan Hogan

Anderson - Daniel Jefferson “Chief” Hogan, 87, husband of the late Mary Hogan, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born February 7, 1926 in McCormick, he was the son of the late John Lee and Pearl Lee Dobson Dillingham Hogan. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of W.W. II where he served in the American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific and the European Theater and was also a Veteran of the Korean War. After retirement from the Navy in 1965, he was an educator at T.L. Hanna and McDuffie High Schools where he was instrumental in the formation of the NJROTC Program at both schools. Mr. Hogan was a member of the Fleet Reserve Unit #324 where he was Past President and Master at Arms; a member of the V.F.W. Post 5996 where he was Past Commander and Past Home Committee Chairman; American Legion Post 184; Hiram Masonic Lodge; Past Hejaz Temple, and the Tin Can Sailors. He was a member of Toxaway United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School Teacher and Past President of the Board of Trustees.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharron Barnett and husband, Jim of Greensboro, NC and Sheila Hogan and fiance, Michael Wood of Anderson; one son, Daniel J. Hogan, Jr. and wife, Deborah of Anderson; grandchildren, Kendra Marie Elliott, Mary Danielle Elliott Smith, Sheila Hogan Barnett, William Hogan Barnett and Daniel J. Hogan III; great grandchildren, Darby Marie Elliott, Mariclare Catherine Smith, Grace Isabelle Hogan, and Gabrielle Nicole Hogan; and one sister, Mamie Bodenheimer.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded  in death by a granddaughter, Grace Nicole Hogan. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Kirt Stutler. Entombment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Military Honors conducted by the Campbell Patriots Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:30 Friday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the residence. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Toxaway United Methodist Church, 1212 East Whitner Street, Anderson, SC 29624.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Sunday
Nov032013

Anderson's Dr. Arthur H. "Artie" Spitz, Dies at 97

Anderson - Arthur H. "Artie" Spitz, 97, of Anderson, SC, passed away today at Marchbanks Memory Care Facility. 

Artie was born on February 11, 1916 in West New York, NJ to Herman and Florence Spitz. His siblings were Robert Edward Spitz and Helen Marie Spitz Drummond. Artie married Jewel Elizabeth Sawyer of Johnston, SC in May of 1942.

Artie graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1941. While at the University of South Carolina, he was on the track team and was captain of the Fencing Team. He continued his education at the Southern College of Optometry in 1947, At the Southern College, he earned a Doctors degree and was the President of the senior class. While at the Southern College, Artie received the L.A. Farmer Memorial Award given to the most promising student. He served in both the United States Army and the Medical Division of the Merchant Marines during World War II. In 1961, he received the Chamber of Commerce Community Development Award. He served as President of the Anderson Lions Club in 1969, Master Mason with Hiram Lodge #68, President of the South Carolina Optometry Association in 1971 and was the South Carolina Optometrist of the Year in 1972. He was one of the founders of the Western Carolina Sailing Club and became a lifetime charter member. 

Artie lived his entire business life in Anderson, SC. He was the founder of the EyeCare Center with offices over the years in Anderson, Honea Path, Williamston, Powdersville and Seneca. Artie was a Charter Member and on the Board of Directors in establishing the Boulevard Baptist Church. He later became a member of the Central Presbyterian Church in Anderson.

Artie was an avid sailor, tennis player, gardener and a much loved bridge player.

Artie was survived by his daughter, Anne Spitz Holliman and her husband, Michael of Anderson; grandson, Brenton Hayes Clark and his wife, Crystal and their children, Caden and Mia all of Lexington, SC; grandson, Jason Bryan Holliman and his wife, Brittney and their children, Ashton and Everett all of Marietta, GA.

Artie's son, Thomas Lewis Spitz; granddaughters, Elizabeth Sawyer Spitz and Caroline Arrington Spitz Lawrimore and her husband, Hunter and their children, James and Harrison all of Charleston, SC. 

Also surviving are special friends Dr. James Bleckley, Keith and Brenda Smith and the Staff of Marchbanks Memory Care Facility, especially Eric Hill and Sadie.

Artie was preceded in death by his wife, Jewel Spitz in December 2001 after 59 years of marriage; son, William Arthur Spitz in July of 1987, brother, Robert Spitz in December 2000 and sister, Helen Spitz Drummond in October 1999. 

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 12:30p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Dr. David Bailey and Rev. Beryl Rosenberger officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:30 til 12p.m. at Sullivan-King Mortuary, 3205 Hwy 81 N.

The family is at the home of the daughter, 905 Meadow Lane, Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, 1404 N. Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621 or Lutheran Hospice, 429 N. Main St. Suite 3, Greenville, SC 29601. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary www.sullivanking.com

Sunday
Nov032013

Robert Glenn McConnell

ANDERSON, SC - Robert Glenn McConnell, age 89 of Wilmont Street, Anderson, SC passed away on November 2, 2013.  

He was born August 4, 1924 and was retired from Davis Electrical and Fluor Daniel. He was a faithful member of the Varennes Heights Baptist Church for over 45 years serving as an usher and attending the Men’s Sunday School Class.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed many outdoor activities especially his garden.   He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Gilstrap McConnell of 66 years; two daughters Mary McConnell Drew and her husband Dr. Sam Drew, and Martha McConnell Houston and her husband Reverend Mitch Houston all of Columbia, SC; a sister Ruby McConnell Lovell; 4 grandchildren, Dr. John Drew and his wife Jessica, Dr. Emily Drew, Christopher Houston and Benjamin Houston; and one great grandson, Jackson Drew.

In addition to his parents, George Newton and Sally Crone McConnell, he was preceded in death by his siblings, George McConnell, Opal McConnell Newsome, Earl McConnell, Frank McConnell and Cecil McConnell.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. Kirk Mitchell and Reverend Weldon Sellers officiating.  Interment will follow at New Silver Brook Cemetery.   The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home prior to the service from Noon until 12:45 p.m.

The family suggests that memorials be made to the Varennes Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 411 Visage Drive, Anderson, SC  29626.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

Sunday
Nov032013

OPAL M. SWANEY

ANDERSON, SC - Opal M. Swaney, age 79, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born in Oconee County, SC on April 26, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Macie Grant Mize. 

She was a graduate of Townville High School and was a self-employed cosmetologist. She was the owner of Opal’s Style Shop for 45 years.  She was a member of Fants Grove Baptist Church   

She is survived by a son Wayne Swaney(Donna) of Pendleton, SC, daughter, Elaine Williams of Pendleton, SC, three brothers Dewitt Mize (Lou) of Seneca, SC, Odell Mize, Seneca, SC, Nelson Mize(Jeanette of Waianae, HI, two sisters, Willene Moore, Seneca, SC and Betty McGaha (Ken) of Seneca, SC, a sister-in-law Juanita Mize of Seneca, SC, four grandchildren, Jason Williams Summer), of Pendleton, SC,  Jenna King (Justin) of Clemson, SC, Jamie Swaney, Josh Swaney (Tammy) of Antrerville, SC  and five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild . 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Willie Edward Swaney, and her brothers Leland Mize, and Joe Mize.  

The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Fants Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Robert Castro, Evangelist Jimmie Clark and Reverend Josh Hensley.  Interment will follow at Memory Gardens, in Clemson, SC.   

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

Flowers will be accepted. 

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

Thursday
Oct312013

MARGARET PORTER

ANDERSON, SC - Margaret Etta Whitfield Porter, age 75, of Anderson, SC passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at her residence.

Born in Pendleton, SC, on May 4, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John Madison Whitfield and the late Helen McGaha Whitfield.  She worked at JP Stevens in Clemson for over 50 years.  She enjoyed quilting and crocheting and loved animals of all kinds.  She was a member of River of Life Church of God.

She is survived by her children, Troy Alexander Porter and his wife Susan of Denver, NC and Karen Gilstrap and her husband Larry, of Anderson, SC; two brothers, Jerry Whitfield and his wife Betty and Steve Whitfield and his wife Linda, all of Anderson, SC; four grandchildren, Alton Gilstrap and his wife Allison, Adam Gilstrap and his wife Sarah, Krystal McKee and Joel and Jacob Porter; six great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. 

The funeral service will be held at River of Life Church of God on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. with Reverend Kevin Jones and Reverend Marion Snyder officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sandy Springs, SC 

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the church on Saturday, prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

The family would like to thank all the staff of AnMed Health Cancer Center and Hospice of the Upstate for their care shown to Mrs. Porter during her illness. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Anderson County PAWS, PO BOX 8002, Anderson, SC 29622 or the Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

Thursday
Oct312013

JULIA I. TURNER

ANDERSON, SC - Julia Ilene Turner, age 58, of Anderson, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at her residence.

Born in Tracy, CA, on May 26, 1955, she was the daughter of David Eugene Turner and Othel Dorthine “Dot” Elam Turner.  She resided in Modesto, CA during her childhood and attended the John F. Kennedy School.  She moved to Anderson along with her family in 1989.  She worked at McDonalds and most recently at Walgreens Distribution Center. Julia was a member of High Praises Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Stephen Turner and his wife Janet, of Anderson, SC; and two nephews, John Turner of Chattanooga, TN and Matthew Turner, of Charleston, SC. 

The Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at Hope Fellowship on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Gusque officiating. The family will gather for a time of visitation following the service. 

The family will be at the home of her brother, 115 Glory Lane, Anderson, SC 29626.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

Thursday
Oct312013

MARGARET WILSON

WILLIAMSTON, SC - Margaret I. Wilson, age 62, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013, at the Rainey Hospice House. Born in Washington, DC on July 31, 1951, she was the daughter of Viola Hackett of Belton and the late Sinclair Hackett.  She volunteered as a Rescue Squad Captain with the Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Potomac Heights, MD.  In 1991, Mrs. Wilson was named squad person of the year.  She was a member of NewSpring Church in Anderson.  Margaret was a 1969 graduate of Oxon Hill Senior High School, Oxon Hill, MD. 

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Bernard Wilson; their children, Bernard Wilson II and his wife Tonya, of West Pelzer, SC, and Tina Wilson Beers and husband Michael, of Williamston, SC; two brothers, Sinclair “Moe” and Roy Hackett; a sister, Linda Parker; and six grandchildren, Hope Tench, Sarah Branson, Katelyn Wilson, Madison Wilson, Mikayla Beers and Austin Beers.  Perhaps Mrs. Wilson’s greatest passion was caring for her grandchildren. 

The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11 AM, with Rev. Trevor Cox officiating.   Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. 

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Friday, November 1, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, or to the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 E. Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621. 

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com