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Wednesday
Jan292014

Bobbie A. Slater

Anderson, SC - Bobbie Ann Gleason Slater, age 81, wife of Joe Dennis Slater, of Anderson, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014, at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, SC, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. Gleason and the late Anne Royster Gleason. She worked for over 30 years at True Temper as a shipping clerk.  Bobbie loved her family and her church.  She was a faithful member of Oakwood Baptist Church for over 50 years, where her and her husband were members of the same Sunday School class, Couples for Christ, for the duration of that time. She was also treasurer of the class for over 35 years.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by her daughter, Debbie Fitzpatrick and her husband Stacey, of Lavonia, GA.  She was lovingly known as nanny to her three grandchildren, Randy Adams, Shay Norris and Seth Slater and her four great-grandchildren, Kaitlynn and Michael Adams and Kaiden and Skyla Norris.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Dennis Slater; a daughter-in-law, Debra Slater; and a grandson, Cody Slater.

The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jeff Davis and Reverend Jeff Bartlett officiating.  Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

Flowers are optional. 

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

Tuesday
Jan282014

Nell Cook

Anderson - Nell Powell Cook, 83, of Anderson, died Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born July 4, 1930 in Chesnee, she was the daughter of the late Crawford and Vinelle Sawyer Powell. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and received her Master’s Degree from Clemson University. She taught at Woodruff High School for four years and taught Home Economics and was a Guidance Counselor at Pendleton High School for 28 years. Mrs. Cook was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa, the Anderson Woman’s Club, and was a volunteer at AnMed Health Medical Center for 25 years, working in the Gift Shop and sewing room. She was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for a number of years.

Survivors include her husband, Carol Cook of the home; one niece, Libby Holliday and husband, Richard of Belton; one great niece, Jill Deaton and husband, Austin of Anderson; one great nephew, Blake Holliday of Belton; and brother-in-law, John A. MacCartney of Anderson.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Augustus Powell and two sisters, Rachel Anne Powell MacCartney and Madelyn Powell.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Boulevard Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Johnny F. McKinney. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or to Boulevard Baptist Church, 700 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Thursday
Jan232014

Jean Marie Myers 

Anderson, SC  - Jean Marie Myers, 76, of Anderson, SC, died Friday, January 17, 2014 at The Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, SC. Born in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Leo Emmitt Turley and Ida Catherine Mattingley Turley.  Mrs. Myers was bartender most of her working life and was widowed by her husband James Albert Hunter in 1973.   

She is survived by four children: a son: Kevin Hunter of Millsboro, Delaware; a son: Jeffrey Hunter of Anderson, SC; a daughter Pamela Jean Hunter of Maryland; and a son: Bill Hunter of Anderson, SC; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.   

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Myers was preceded in death by a son: James Emmitt Hunter.

A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, Friday, January 24, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. with the Dr. Reverend Dwight Greene officiating.  

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

Wednesday
Jan222014

Robert C. Jones

Anderson, SC - Robert C. Jones, age 90, of Anderson, passed away at Rainey Hospice House on Sunday, January 19, 2014.  Born on August 26, 1923, in Linden Hall, PA, he was the son of the late Albin Jones and the late Anna Davis Jones. For 65 years, he was the loving and devoted husband of Adeline Charlotte Robinson Jones, of the residence.

Mr. Jones proudly served his country in the US Army Air Force as a Staff  Sergeant during WWII.  He was assigned to the 9th Air Force.  Robert was a radio operator aboard a C-47 and flew two missions over Normandy Beach during the invasion dropping paratroopers and gliders. Initially stationed in Exeter, England, he was later assigned to Orleans. France.  As the war ended his unit flew to Schweinfurt, Germany, dropping off fuel and supplies for the advancing Patton’s army and bringing American POWs out on the return flight.  Among the honors Robert received were the Air Medal, American Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. He also participated in the Battle of the Bulge.  He was honorably discharged in 1945 from Fort Dix, NJ.  

Mr. Jones retired after 25 years of employment as an Industrial Engineer with Ingersoll Rand,  Phillipsburg, NJ.

He was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church as long as health permitted, and was a member of Hiram Masonic Lodge.  While still living in New Jersey he was a member of Orpheus Lodge, Stockton, where he served two terms as Master. He also was a member of Scottish Rite in Greenville.

In addition to his wife, Addie, he is survived by two sons, Raimon R. Jones and his wife, Alice, of Phillipsburg, NJ, and Richard N. Jones and his wife, Jean, of Hamburg, PA; a daughter, Barbara A. Shanahan and her husband, Theodore, of York, PA; two nephews, Charles Brown and his wife, Virginia of Hartwell, GA, and Alan Brown and wife, Meme, of Peachtree City, GA; five grandchildren, Sean Shanahan, Heather Bortz, Lindsey Zuluaga, Travis Jones and Sarah Jones. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jones was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Brown and a brother, Charles Jones.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Jones will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014, at 11 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Caroline E. Berardi officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 302 W. Whitner Street, Anderson, SC 29624, or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

Wednesday
Jan222014

Maxie McBride

Belton, SC - Maxie Alvin McBride, age 73, of Belton, SC, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014, at Roper Hospital in Charleston, SC. 

Born in Iva, SC, at the McBride family home place on August 10, 1940, he was a son of the late William “Chief” McBride and the late Gertrude Smith McBride.  He was a graduate of Tri County Technical College and Clemson University.  He served his country in the Unites States Air Force.  Maxie retired from Ryobi after 35 years of service. He was former boy scout leader of troop 314 and security guard at Clemson football home games. Until this past December, he worked with the Anderson Independent Mail as a newspaper carrier for over 8 years. He attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving as Branch President and Sunday School teacher.  

He was the devoted husband of Donna Jones McBride, the loving father of Michelle Russell, of Anderson, SC, Amanda McBride Peterson, of Belton, SC, Nathan McBride, of Iva, SC and Jamie Jones, of Belton, SC; and the proud grandfather to Zachary, Tristyn, Kenslee, Drew, Lydia, Chloe, Alexa and Emily.  Also surviving are brothers, Bill McBride, of Anderson, SC and Edward McBride, Lowndesville, SC. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Marvin McBride.

The Funeral service will be held on Friday, January, January 24, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with Bishop Darin Park officiating.  Interment will follow at Iva City Cemetery with military honors. 

The family will be at the home of his daughter, Amanda, at 204 Carroll Lane, Belton, SC 29627 and will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 150 Hart Road, Anderson, SC 29621.  

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


Tuesday
Jan212014

Keith Hunter

Williamston - Joel Keith Hunter, 45, husband of Holly LaVigne Hunter, died Saturday, January 18, 2014. 

Born March 27, 1968 in Anderson, he was the son of Dean and Gayle Hunter. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Holly Hunter of the home; children, Joel Keith Hunter, Jr. of Fayetteville, NC, Mary Morgan Hunter of Anderson, Alexander Hunter and Hayden Hunter of Williamston; parents, Dean and Gayle Hunter of Anderson; brother, Kenneth D. Hunter of Anderson; and a sister, Kimberly Hunter-Fulp of Charleston.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School,1200 Cornelia Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Monday
Jan132014

Loriece Cobb Gambrell

Belton, SC - Loriece Cobb Gambrell, age 76, of Belton, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born in Madison, GA, on April 29, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Jonah Cobb and the late Annie Bell Queen Cobb.  Loriece was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and she enjoyed socializing with her friends at Pop’s Putt Putt Bingo.  She attended Faith Fellowship Ministries. She was a loving mother, a devoted grandmother, and special friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Martha Shelton, of Williamston, SC, Pete Case, of Belton, SC, Rebecca Nimmons, of Williamston, SC, Ray Gambrell, of Columbia, SC, Charolette Gambrell Myers, of Monroe, NC, and Mark Gambrell, of Greenville, SC; a sister, Hattie Mae Leonard; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great granddaughter. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny French Gambrell; sons, Clarence Edward Roach and Billy A. Roach; daughters, Alisa M. Bigsby and Charlene D. Gambrell; 3 brothers, Joel, Robert and Logan Cobb; and 2 sisters, Janie Mae Roach and Dorothy Faye Jackson.

The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 15, at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Phillip Clardy and Reverend Sam Duncan officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will be at the home of Rebecca Nimmons, 203 Woodtrail Drive, Williamston, SC, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2013. 

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

Monday
Jan132014

Rev. Bob Hicks

Anderson - Reverend James Robert Hicks, 95, husband of the late Rev. Clara Lou Bradberry Hicks, went Home to Heaven Sunday, January 12, 2014.

Born August 4, 1918 in Anderson, he was the son of the late James Summer and Fannie Holland Hicks. He served as Pastor of Barnette Grove Emmanuel Holiness Church, working with his wife, Rev. Clara Hicks, who served as Assistant Pastor, from 1978 until their retirement in 2012. Prior to his pastorate, he worked at Lowe’s for a number of years.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Hicks and wife, Wanda and Barry Hicks and wife, Carolyn, all of Anderson; six grandchildren, Dusty Hicks, Jessi Hicks Gilliam and husband, Randy, Rocky Hicks, Jacob Hicks and wife, Stephanie, Sarah Anne Hicks and Hannah Deanne Hicks; and two great grandchildren, Aron and Savannah Gilliam. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. 

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Arice Moore, Edna Barnette, and Lydia Harris; and two brothers, Hoke S. Hicks and Ozey H. Hicks. 

Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon Thursday at Barnette Grove Church conducted by Bishop Ray Boggs, Rev. Ray Massey, Dante’ Thompson, Rev. Melvin Powell, Pastor Dale Duckett, and Rev. Chris Hudson. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. A private burial will follow the service at New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family is at the home of a son, Barry and Carolyn Hicks, 1010 Harris Road, Anderson.

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

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Sunday
Jan122014

Lee T. Graham

Anderson - Olivia Lee Taylor Graham, 89, widow of Luther Wilson "Hucky" Graham, died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born November 24, 1924 in Elberton, Ga., she was the daughter of the late John B. and Callie Ann Seymour Taylor. She was a retired employee of LaFrance Industries and was a member of Pope Drive Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Vicky G. Henderson and husband, Robert of Clover; one son, Kenneth W. Graham of Anderson; five grandchildren, Greg Williamson, Carey Williamson, Dana Rutledge, Crystal Howard and Josh Henderson; and four great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Rutledge; granddaughter, Angela Rutledge; five sisters and three brothers.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park conducted by Dr. Mack Tester. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621, Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622 or Pope Drive Baptist Church, 2510 Pope Drive, Anderson, SC 29625. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Sunday
Jan122014

Homer R. Tucker

Belton, SC - Homer Ray Tucker, age 82, of 4415 Highway 29 N, Belton, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014, at AnMed Health Medical Center. Born in Walhalla, on January 12, 1932, he was the son of the late Robert Oscar Tucker and the late Viola Savage Tucker. Following his education, he worked as an optical technician employed by Carolina Optical Supply in Anderson.  After working in that field for 52 years, he retired from Southern Optical Supply of Greenville. In his spare time, Homer enjoyed collecting old cars and trains, and going to the flea market.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 47 years, Barbara Jo Anderson Tucker of the residence; a son, Oscar Ray Tucker of Belton; three daughters, Nancy Jean Standard (Bud) of Belton, Marlene Harris (Pete) of Anderson, and Patsy Burton (Mitchell) of Toccoa, GA;  also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by two sons, Baby Boy Tucker who died at birth, and Homer Joe Tucker; a daughter, Raynell Cheek, as well as several brothers and sisters.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Mike Harrell officiating.  The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  

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

Saturday
Jan112014

Edgar "Buddy" Crump

Anderson - Edgar Howard "Buddy" Crump, Jr., 79, of 1628 Sandy Hollow, died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born May 5, 1934 in Anderson, he was the son of the late Edgar Howard and Johnie Lee Peace Crump. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as Master Sergeant with 20 years service and later owned and operated Crump's Used Cars. He was a graduate of Tri County Technical College and was a member of the Air Force Sergeant's Association. Mr. Crump was a member of Hiram Masonic Lodge #68 A.F.M. and was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Tomlinson Crump of the home; two sons, Steven Howard Crump and wife, Janet and Michael Lee Crump; daughter, Dee Anna Sloger, all of Anderson; four grandchildren, Danielle Alexander and husband, Paul, Erica Michelle Stowe and husband, John, Stuart Sloger, Jr. and Tess Sloger; and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Baba Jean Rouda. 

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Dr. Jack Couch with military honors. Private burial will follow at New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. 

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

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Saturday
Jan112014

Bernice Faye Aderholt

Bernice Faye Rothlis Aderholt, age 90, of Anderson, passed away at NHC Anderson on Saturday, January 11, 2014, as a result of Alzheimer’s.  Born on November 23, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Charles Theodore Rothlis and the late Mary Bernice Gaston Rothlis.  For 45 years, she was the devoted wife of the late Virgil Leonard Aderholt until his death in 1987. 

Faye was a school teacher and church musician for many years.  She went to China, Estonia, and Germany as a volunteer Christian worker.  While in China, Mrs. Aderholt became a sponsor for a very special Chinese family who became very important in her life, June and Gao and their son.  Survivors include 3 daughters: Linda Harral and husband Coy, of Anderson, Susie Bolton and husband Bruce, of Waveland, MS, and Glynda Bowen and husband Dell; a grandson, Adrian Bolton of San Antonio, TX, a granddaughter, Connie Asad of Anderson; a great-granddaughter, Frances Phelps of Blythewood, SC; three sisters: Judy Caraway and husband, O.J., of Lakeridge, TX, Joy Manuel of San Antonio, TX, and Betty Weichert of Kerrville, TX. In addition to her parents and her husband, Virgil, she was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Smelley. 

There will be a memorial service held to honor the life of Mrs. Aderholt at New Hope Baptist Church in Hardy, AR, at a later date.  Interment will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery, in Highland, AR.  Local arrangements are being handled by The McDougald Funeral Home in Anderson, SC.  Tri County Funeral Home in Hardy, AR, will be serving the family in Arkansas.

Contributions in memory of Faye Aderholt may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. 

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