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Monday
Feb162015

Dorothy A. "Dot" Wilson

Pendleton, SC - Dorothy Caroline Acker Wilson, formerly of Pendleton and a former resident of Marchbanks Assisted Living, spent her first day in heaven on February 14, 2015.

She was born on July 7, 1922 to the late Glenn and Nellie Sammons Acker. She was of the Baptist faith and very active in her church at First Baptist, Pendleton. She was a payroll specialist and retired from LaFrance Industries. Dot enjoyed cooking and creating recipes. She was always interested in a new dish someone made. Years ago, she worked in the Tea Room at Belk's and made all the cakes that were served there. Dot was a stunning beauty and once won a contest for the most beautiful legs. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory a devoted son, Richard Preston Wilson and his wife, Janice W. Wilson of Pendleton. She also leaves behind a beloved granddaughter, Makenzie Wilson of Columbia and a precious sister, Martha Acker Burgess of Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harold K. Wilson, a sister, Nell Kalpelka, and a brother, Glenn Acker, Jr. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Pendleton First Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Courtney Krueger and Rev. Jennifer Rygg. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Anderson. 

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 187, Pendleton, SC 29670. 

The family would like to express grateful appreciation to Dr. Courtney Krueger, Rev. Jennifer Rygg, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Gibson and Ms. Cheryl Padducci for faithful visits and encouragement. They would also like to express their appreciation to the staff at Marchbanks Assisted Living for their care and devotion to Mrs. Wilson.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

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Wednesday
Feb112015

Yvette Vassilaras Price

Yvette Vassilaras Price, 50, of Anderson, SC passed away Sunday February 8, 2015 at her new residence in Cleveland, TN.

Born February 20, 1964 in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Eydie Kelder Vassilaras. She was an active volunteer at Calhoun Elementary, McCants Middle school, and T.L. Hanna High School where her children formerly attended. Yvette was also a Legacy mentor at District 5 for over 10 years and continued a mentoring relationship up until her passing. She had her own Avon business and was a member of NewSpring Church, where she volunteered for many years.

Yvette was a caring, kind hearted person who made a lasting impact on everyone she met. She enjoyed shopping, spending time with family and friends, and enjoyed playing bunco. Her impact was always meaningful, with lifelong friends or those she just met.

She is survived by her daughter, Kalyn Nicole Price, of Anderson and her son, Zachery Evan Price, of Clemson. Yvette was formerly married to Todd Price of Anderson. She is also survived by a sister, Domna Colepaugh of Charlotte, NC.

Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Chicago Hope Academy.org, Haven of Rest Ministries, P.O. Box 466, Anderson, SC, 29622 or Anderson Interfaith Ministries, 1202 S. Murray Avenue, Anderson, SC, 29624.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

Wednesday
Feb112015

Vivian Martin Morris

Greenville, SC - Vivian Elizabeth Martin Morris, 96, widow of Jesse Lee Morris, Jr., died Sunday, February 8, 2015 at her residence. 

Born October 14, 1918 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Lester C. and Sallie Jane Tollison Martin. She worked as Principal Hiram Sandlin’s secretary at Girl’s High School for several years. She was a member of Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville and was a former member of First Baptist Church in Anderson. 

Survivors include her children, J.R. “Randy” Morris and wife, Mimi of Sandy Springs; Sallie Chavous and husband, Crawford of Spartanburg; Tim Morris and wife, Casey of Peachtree City, Ga; ten grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and two sisters, Connie Martin Sack of Michigan and Bessie Martin Dowling of Greenville. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James F. Martin and a sister, Edna Martin Hunter.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015 at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Greg Dover.  The family will have a reception for family and friends following the service at the home of Randy and Mimi Morris, 101 Calhoun Avenue, Sandy Springs.

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to the church or charity of choice.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Saturday
Feb072015

Betty Fant Hammond

Betty Fant Hammond, age 91, of 904 2nd St NE, Hickory, NC, went to be with the Lord in the early-morning hours of Friday, February 6th.  Born in Anderson, SC, and a longtime resident, she was the daughter of the late Ernest G. Fant, Jr. and the late Alice Alberta Gaillard Fant.  For 40 years, she was the loving wife of the late Robert Edward "Eddie" Hammond.

For several years, she assisted her husband at Hammond's Grocery on N. Main St., but she spent most of her life as a homemaker, and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.  Betty touched the lives of so many people throughout her life.  She enjoyed cooking (and was mildly famous for her pineapple casserole) and making afghan blankets.  Betty was a member of First Baptist Church and attended the Rebecca Sunday School Class.  

Mrs. Hammond is survived by one son, Robert "Gil" Hammond, and his wife, Marcia, of Hickory,  NC; two grandsons, Robert Brandon Hammond and his wife,  Jennifer, of Fayetteville, NC and Ryan Murdock of Candler,  NC; three great-grandchildren, Maryn Hammond of Fayetteville, and Kai and Reagan Murdock of Candler; a son-in-law, Gregg Murdock and his wife Sandy of Piedmont, SC.  Also surviving are four nieces Alberta Brown, Ellen Thompson, Suzanne Todd, and Priscilla Glenn and one nephew W.A. "Bill" Thompson.  
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Betty Catherine Hammond Murdock and three sisters, Martha Thompson, Hilda Epton Boggs, and Kitty Jones Hillard.

A Funeral Service to celebrate and honor the life of Mrs. Hammond will be held at 3 PM on Sunday February  8th at the Chapel of Sullivan-King Mortuary at 3205 N. Highway 81, Anderson, SC with Rev. Dr. James R. Thomason officiating. Burial will follow at New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Sullivan-King Mortuary on Sunday from 2 PM to 3 PM.
The family suggests contributions in memory of Mrs. Hammond be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621; or First Baptist Church, 307 S. Manning Street, Anderson, SC 29624.
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Tuesday
Feb032015

Doris Poore Kinley

ANDERSON - Doris Poore Kinley, age 84, wife of J.B. Kinley, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Fellowship Health and Rehab in Anderson.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Carrine Shirley Poor. She was a graduate of Pendleton High School. She was retired from the Singer Company in Anderson.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Danny Kinley of Belton, Dennis Kinley of Anderson, and Jeff Kinley of Little Rock, Arkansas; two brothers, Schaffer Poore of North Carolina and Calvin Poore of Anderson; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Watt.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, 2015, and the chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with her son, the Reverend Jeffrey B. Kinley officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Flowers optional or memorials may be made to Main Thing Ministries by mail to P.O. Box 251955, Little Rock, AR 72225 or the Internet using www.jeffkinley.com/donate/ .

Saturday
Jan312015

Lewis R. Hubbard

Anderson, SC - Lewis Ray Hubbard, 82, husband of Celia Ridgeway Hubbard, died Friday, January 30, 2015 at Rainey Hospice House.

Born February 8, 1932 in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Thomas Arthur and Lila Snelgrove Hubbard. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Hubbard was a retired employee of Michelin and was a gentleman farmer. He was a member of Hiram Lodge #68 AFM and a member of Crossover Community Church.

Survivors include his wife, Celia R. Hubbard of the home; three sons, Lewis Ray Hubbard, Jr. and wife, Pat, Russell Jay Hubbard, and Steve Dale Hubbard and wife, Kelly, all of Anderson; five grandchildren, Lewis Ray Hubbard III, Anna Marie Hubbard, Amy Leigh Hubbard, Nathan Thomas Hubbard and Michael Scott Bellamy.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Pastors Allen McConnell and Philip Blankenship with military honors. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

Memorials may be made to Crossover Community Church, 2403 West Whitner Street, Anderson, SC 29624.

Sullivan-King Mortuary
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Tuesday
Jan202015

Melvin E. Barnette

Pendleton, SC - Melvin Eugene Barnette, 81, husband of Frances Copeland Barnette, died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Emory University Hospital.

Born April 9, 1933 in Anderson County, he was the son of the late H. Buford and Edna Hicks Barnette. He served in the U.S. Army and retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a graduate of Clemson University and was a retired Vice President for Business and Finance at Clemson University. He later managed his own consultant business. Mr. Barnette was a member of Clemson First Baptist Church and was a former member of Pendleton First Baptist Church where he served as music director for 28 years.

Survivors include his wife, Frances C. Barnette; daughter, Susan E. Barnette of Rock Hill; son, Todd E. Barnette and wife, Sharon S. Barnette of Anderson; four grandchildren, Elli-Frances Barnette, MeiRose T. Barnette, Clayton E. Barnette and Ethan R. Barnette; and a brother, Calvin Barnette and wife, Bernice of Pendleton.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clemson First Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Rusty Brock. Internment will be at Woodland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The family is at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemson First Baptist Church, 397 College Avenue, Clemson, SC 29631 or S.O.U.P. Ministry, P.O. Box 683, Pendleton, SC 29670.

Sullivan-King Mortuary
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Saturday
Jan172015

Sibyl Cochran Jameson

Anderson, SC - Sibyl Cochran Jameson, 100 years old, died January 11, 2015, in Raleigh, NC. She was the daughter of the late Leland and Icey Cochran.

She is survived by her daughters Irene Neely (Gardner) and Betty Donaldson (Alan), by her grandchildren Heidi Priu  (Paul) and Robert Donaldson, and by her great grandchildren Katharine and Julia Priu. She is also survived by her brother, Lenwood Cochran.

Preceding  her in death were her husband A.O. Jameson, her sisters Evelyn Ford, Sara Burriss, Reba Moore, and Lucia Glenn, and her brothers Floyd Cochran and Lee Cochran, Jr.

Her life was one of service and dedication to others. Her nursing skills and quiet manner helped many patients throughout her long career.

She was a dedicated church worker, spending many hours teaching Sunday school and encouraging Girls Auxiliary programs.

Girl Scouting was a favorite activity in which she participated for 60 years. She received an award for her Girl Scout dedication in 1986.

After retiring from school nursing, Hospice of the Upstate became a passion for her. In 1989 she received the United Way Volunteer Service award for outstanding service to Hospice. In 1992, she was the Anderson Hospice volunteer of the year.

For her community service, she was recognized by two Sertoma Club awards, Woodman of the World award, and Anderson Rotary Club award.

In 1959 she was the Anderson Business and Professional Women’s Club Woman of the Year.
2005 brought the Pointing the Way award from the Anderson Independent Mail.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 23, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Anderson, conducted by Dr. James R. Thomason. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Friday at the church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First Baptist Church, 307 South Manning Street, Anderson, SC 29624, Forest Hill Baptist Church, 909 Plantation Road, Anderson, SC 29621, Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621, Hospice of Wake County with checks made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607, or the charity of choice.

Sullivan-King Mortuary
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Thursday
Jan152015

Mary Frances Taylor Welborn

Pendleton, SC - Mary Frances Taylor Welborn, 86, widow of J.C. Welborn, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca.

Born September 1, 1928 in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Viola Watson Taylor. Mrs. Welborn worked for a number of years at Myers-Arnold Department Store and later worked in the library at Anderson University. She was a member of Six & Twenty Baptist Church where she was very active as long as her health permitted.

Survivors include her son, Bob Welborn and wife, Debbie of Murfreesboro, TN; her daughter, Robin W. Goldsmith and husband, Jimmy of New Orleans, LA; her granddaughter, Megan Goldsmith Walker of New Orleans, LA; and her sister, Evelyn Easterling of Greenville.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Taylor, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Six & Twenty Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Douglas Goss and Rev. Willie Honea. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. Friday at the church. The family is at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Six & Twenty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3701 Six & Twenty Road, Pendleton, SC 29670.

Sullivan-King Mortuary
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Wednesday
Jan142015

Richard A. Darracott

Anderson, SC - Richard Austin Darracott, 73, husband of Jean B. Darracott, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born April 4, 1941, he was the son of the late Richard Olin and Lillie Land Darracott. He was a retired contractor and cattleman. Mr. Darracott attended Middleton Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jean, of the home; daughter, Regina Lynn Darracott of Anderson; a granddaughter, Mandi K. Jacobs of Anderson; his dog, Mily; and all his cattle, which he loved.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Pastor Butch Moore. Burial will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. The family is at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Home for Children, 110 Calvary Home Circle, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary
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Sunday
Jan112015

Richard L. “Dick” Yarborough

Anderson, SC - Richard Lanier Yarborough, resident of Summit Court in Anderson, SC, died at home on January 8, 2015.

He was born 19 Nov 1923 in Birmingham, AL and he was the son of the late Richard and Lapsley Yarborough of Birmingham. He was a retired US Army Major and a veteran of WW II and Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his wife Minnie Lee Sons Yarborough. He was the last member of his immediate family. Served during World War II in Europe with 106th Inf Div and with 24th and 40th Inf Divs during Korean Conflict. Following his military service of 23 years, he worked and retired from both Prudential Ins, Jacksonville, FL and Regiel Textile, Greenville, SC. He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church and Military organizations include Military Officers of America, 21st RCT Assoc.

He is survived by two daughters, Patsy B. Peppers and husband, Walter of Lawrenceville, GA, Cathy B. Appner and husband, Mitchell of Burnsville, NC; and a son, Edward R. Brazell and his wife, Brenda of Irmo, SC; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

No local services will be held, private interment will be at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery, Anderson, SC.

He was a loving husband and father and will be missed by all that knew him. Resting now in Heaven with Jesus.

Sullivan-King Mortuary
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Saturday
Jan102015

Arnold Marion Brown

Anderson, SC - The Lord God graciously took Arnold Brown to his Heavenly Home on Friday, January 9, 2015 after he suffered a second stroke.

Born in Hart County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Howard L. and Malissa Madden Brown. He was a member of Orrville Baptist Church and was associated with Carolina Produce Company for over fifty years.

Surviving him are his son, Charles and a daughter, Polly; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

His body will be cremated and there will be a memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9950 or Orrville Baptist Church, 2620 South Main Street, Anderson, SC 29624.

Sullivan-King Mortuary
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