Loading..

 

Local
Search

 

Monday
Oct282013

ROBERT LAMAR WHITFIELD

ANDERSON, SC - Robert Lamar Whitfield, age 82, of Anderson, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Fair Play, SC, he was the son of the late Robert Horace Whitfield and the late Christine Bradberry Whitfield.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army and held the rank of Army Supply Sargent. He was the owner and operator of Anderson Lumber Company.  Robert was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son, Terry Whitfield (Pam), of Anderson; a daughter, Cheryl Whitfield, of Anderson; five grandchildren, Chad Dyar, Robbie Whitfield (Katie), Keri Dyar Davis (Jarrett), Jeff Whitfield (Kristen), and Kelli Whitfield Freeman (Preston); and nine great-grandchildren, Jake Davis, McKenzie Whitfield, Jenna Davis, Jolie Kate Davis, Max Whitfield, Kylie Whitfield, Karson and Tanner Freeman and McKenna Whitfield.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Donald Whitfield and  6 siblings.

The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Charles Holland officiating.  Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. 

The family will be at the home of his daughter, Cheryl, 155 Tully Drive, Anderson and will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 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
Oct282013

MRS. MAE B. FRETWELL

ANDERSON, SC - Mrs. Mae Barton Fretwell was born March 17, 1918, in Erie, PA, and was the daughter of the late William Harleston Barton and Willena Harper Barton.  She was the wife of the late Raymond Fretwell, Jr. Mrs. Fretwell passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Presbyterian Home in Easley.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Anderson where she held the rank of life membership of Presbyterian Women.  She was a charter member of the Hospital Auxiliary where she also held a life membership.

Survivors include her children: son, Robert B. Fretwell and wife , Carol of Anderson; daughters, Sally Smith and husband, Ben of Anderson and Anne Peeler and husband, Jerry of Greenville; grandchildren, Mrs. Dexter (Mary Anne) Williams, Benjamin Mark Smith and Harleston Barton Smith, all of Anderson, Mrs. A.P. (Catherine Fretwell) New of Greenwood, Mrs Charlie (Susan Peeler) Boswell of Simpsonville, Mrs. Gus (Christy Fretwell) Moore of Athens, and Mrs. Jordan (Jennifer Leigh Fretwell) Marchbanks of Anderson; 17 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a grandson, Joseph J. Fretwell, IV; her brother, James Harleston Barton; and her great-grandson, Samuel Cutliff.

Following a private family committal service at Old Silver Brook Cemetery in Anderson, a Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Anderson, SC on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Reverend Dr. Dennis Tedder, Reverend Caroline Berardi and Reverend Julie Schaaf.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Foothills Presbyterian Community and Lutheran Hospice for their loving care. 

The family requests that flowers be omitted. Memorials may be made to Samuel Cutliff Mitochondria Research Fund, 114 Maria Drive, Anderson, SC 29625, Lutheran Hospice, 429 North Main Street, Suite 3, Greenville, SC 29650, First Presbyterian Church, 302 West Whitner Street, Anderson, SC 29624, or to Meals on Wheels – Anderson, PO Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622. 

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

Monday
Oct282013

JOHNNY “JAY JAY” VICKERY, JR.

HONEA PATH, SC - Johnny “Jay Jay” Herbert Vickery, Jr., of Honea Path, SC, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at his residence.

Born in Anderson, SC, he was the son of Johnny Herbert Vickery, Sr. and Debra Jean Shaw Vickery, both of Honea Path, SC.  He graduated in 1994 from Dixie High School.  He was employed at Timken as a process associate.  Jay Jay loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed mud riding.  He attended Lighthouse Baptist Church in Abbeville, SC.

He is survived by his wife, Christal Vickery, of the home; his son, Blaine Vickery, of Honea Path, SC; two daughters, Jaylin Vickery and Jaycee Vickery, of Honea Path, SC; two brothers, Josh Vickery, of Pelzer, SC and Jason Vickery and his wife Chastity of Ware Shoals, SC; two nephews, Caleb and Jackson Vickery and one niece, Lexi Vickery; his father-in-law, Tony Stone; and a brother-in-law, T.J. Stone and his daughter Journi. 

He was preceded in death by his son, Jonathan Jordan Vickery.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with Pastor Robbie Burton and Pastor Johnny H. Vickery, Sr. officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, October 31, 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

Monday
Oct282013

SANDRA ELGIN

ANDERSON, SC - Sandra”Sandy” Bolt Elgin, age 56, of Anderson, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013, at her residence.

Born in Anderson, on July 9, 1957, she was the daughter of O’Dell Wells Cole, of Anderson, SC the late Calvin Edward Bolt and the step-daughter of the late Dan Calhoun Cole.  Sandra was a 1975 graduate of Westside High School and graduated from Tri County Technical College. She worked for Clemson University for over 36 years at the Secretary for the Department Head of the School of Architecture.  

She is survived by her husband, Stanley Dewaine Elgin, of the home; and her sister-in-law, Kim Martin and her husband Cecil, of Anderson.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made 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

Monday
Oct282013

SYBIL CRAWFORD

ANDERSON, SC - Sybil Catherine Jennings Kelley Crawford, age 76, of Anderson, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born in Anderson, SC on June 21, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Joe Jennings and the late Mary Viola Reid Jennings Medlin.  She was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her daughters, Karen “Kadi” Forrester and her husband Wesley of Anderson, SC and Sharon Neipp and her husband Francis of Anderson, SC.; four grandchildren, Brandy Forrester, Travis Forrester, Kyle Neipp and Kaitlyn Neipp; and a brother, Buddy Medlin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, O.D. Crawford, and her siblings, Margaret Harper, Elizabeth Kerr, Lamar Medlin and Carl Medlin.

There will be a celebration of life and shared memories held at The McDougald Funeral Home Family Life Center from 12:00 Noon until 1:30 PM on Wednesday, October 30, 2013.  During the celebration the family encourages sharing of photos and stories. Mrs. Crawford’s body will be at The McDougald Funeral Home from Noon until 1:30 for public viewing.  The Funeral Service will follow at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Chris Sustar officiating.  

The family will be at their respective homes. 

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

Sunday
Oct202013

WILLIAM THOMPSON

Anderson, SC - William Walker Thompson, 88, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013, at National Health Care.  

Born on September 1, 1925 in Anderson, SC, he was the son of the late Dr. James Robert Thompson and the late Alice Ducworth Thompson. He was a graduate of Boys High School and was a retired dairy and registered Angus farmer.  He served on the Advisory Board of C&S bank, on the board and as president of Production Credit Association, as host for registered Angus Field Day at the farm, and as Soil Conservationist of the Year. He was a former volunteer for Meals on Wheels-Anderson. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by two daughters Sandra (Steve) Kirven and Patricia Drew, both of Anderson;  two grandchildren Coleman Kirven of Greenville, SC and Elizabeth Drew of Atlanta, GA;  and three great granddaughters Porter, Camille and Cole Kirven, of Greenville, SC

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, October, 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Old Silver Brook Cemetery conducted by the Reverend Dr. Dennis Tedder with visitation to follow the service.

The family wishes to thank all his caregivers on Station 6 at NHC with special thanks to Ru, Wendy, Elizabeth, and Dee.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels-Anderson, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC  29621.

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

Saturday
Oct192013

Hilda "Ginger" Cothran

Anderson, SC - Hilda Joyce "Ginger" Johnson Cothran, 82, widow of John B. Cothran, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at Fellowship Health and Rehabilitation Center. 

Born December 27, 1930 in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Levis and Hilda Duncan Johnson. She was a 1949 Greenville High graduate and attended Furman. She loved horseback riding, trips to Edisto, time spent at Lake Hartwell and being with her family. She loved her church, Zion United Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. Mother of 3 boys, she had to become an accomplished seamstress. Later in life she started working with Anderson Interfaith Ministries and  being a part of their community ministry. 

Surviving are her sons, Skip Cothran and wife, Suzy of Hampton, VA, Jack Cothran and wife, Margaret and Ben Cothran and wife, Ann all of Anderson; 5 grandchildren, Josh, Grant, Scott, Rachel and Matthew Cothran and a brother, Jack D. Johnson and wife, Pat of Zebulon, Ga. 

After a private graveside service, a memorial service will be held Wednesday at 4:30p.m. at Sullivan-King Mortuary with Richard Brennan officiating. The family will receive friends from 3:30 until 4:30p.m. prior to the service at the mortuary, 3205 Hwy 81 N. 

The family is at the home of the son, Ben and Ann Cothran, 601 Woodlake Road, Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to AIM, P. O. Box 1136, Anderson, SC 29622 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary www.sullivanking.com

Friday
Oct182013

LUANN FORD

STARR, SC - Luann Ruth Finley Ford, age 59, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013, at her residence.

Born in Greenville, SC on September 15, 1954, she was the daughter of Thomas Alfred Finley, of Greer, SC and Ann Bolen Curry, of Greenville, SC.  She was a graduate of Greenville High School. She worked as a loan manager at the Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union in Greenville, SC with over 17 years of service.  She also was employed with the Thompson and King Law Firm in Anderson, SC.  She lived in the Starr community for over 20 years and was a member of Starr Baptist Church, where she was active in the church choir and taught Sunday School. 

She is survived by her son, John Ford of Double Springs, AL; two sisters, Monica Craig and her husband Tom of Pittsboro, NC and Susan Ackerman and her husband Fen of Snellville, GA; several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Starr Baptist Church with Reverend Tony Howell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Starr Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Sunday, at the church, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Starr Baptist Church, P.O. Box 137, Starr, SC 29684 or to Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union c/o John Ford Trust, P.O. Box 2564, Greenville, SC 29602. 

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

Thursday
Oct172013

Erline D. Whitfield

Anderson - Erline Donald Whitfield, 73, of 3201 Severn Street, wife of W. Henry Whitfield, Jr., died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at AnMed Health Medical Center. 

Born May 7, 1940 in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Ezell King Donald. She was a member of the Dickson Sassy Chicks Red Hat Society where she was Queen Mother. Mrs. Whitfield was a member of Dickson Memorial United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include her husband, Henry Whitfield, Jr. of the home; daughter, Deby Reese and husband, Gary of Iva; daughter-in-law, Terry Whitfield of Anderson; four grandchildren, Whit Owen (Kelly), Ty Whitfield, Lauren Whitfield and Jessie Whitfield; and a great granddaughter, Camryn Owen. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Donnie and Ronnie Whitfield; brother, Lewis Donald; and her sister, Mary Royster.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Paul Cheezem. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the residence.

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to Dickson Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 144, Townville, SC 29689. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Thursday
Oct172013

Francis Altman

Anderson- Francis Walter Altman, 93, of 111 Norris St., husband of the late Bettie June Dorr Altman, died Wednesday October 16, 2013 at his residence. 

Born July 14, 1920 in Anderson, he was the son of the late Rufus Utley and Mary Ruth Tucker Altman. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a 1939 graduate of Boys High School. He was a retired printer with Altman Printing and was a recipient of the Jefferson Award. Mr. Altman was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for over 25 years and was a member of First Baptist Church and Deacon Emeritus. 

Surviving are his three daughters: Amy A. Roberts of Williamston, June James of the home, and Dorothy Kennedy of Waynesboro, GA; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Dr. Ron Crawford, Chapin.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Anderson with Dr. James R. Thomason officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. 

Memorials may be made to: Connie Maxwell Children's Home, P.O. Box 1178,  Greenwood, SC 29648, Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd., Anderson, SC 29621. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary, www.sullivanking.com

Tuesday
Oct152013

MARY KEATON

ANDERSON, SC - Mary Frances Allen Keaton, 76, of 1317 Farmer Road, Starr, SC died Monday night at An Med Health in Anderson.  She was born on June 22, 1937 to the late James Clyde and Inice Odell Farrow Allen in Bowman, Georgia.  She was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter: Mary Powers and husband Bentley of Starr; one brother: Rev. Ace Lee Allen and wife Marleena of Anderson; one sister: Louise Chapman of Anderson; two grandchildren; Lynn Brock and husband Josh of Pelzer and Becky Hanks and husband Michael of Iva; two step grandchildren: Amanda Poole of Anderson and Travis Powers of Anderson; three great grandchildren: James Hayes, Mikey Hanks, and Kodi Brock.   

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her loving husband: Gary Bennett Keaton and a sister: Mildred Young.  

A funeral will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday, October17th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverends Ed Hunsinger and Barry Davis officiating.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson.  The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday night, October 16th, 2013 from 6-8:00 p.m. At other times the family will be at 1343 Farmer Road, Starr, SC.  

Flowers are accepted for memorials.   

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

Thursday
Oct102013

MARGARET KELLEY

November 8, 1934 – October 9, 2013

ANDERSON, SC - Heaven is in concert as it is blessed with the arrival of a new opera singer leading all choruses at the right hand of our good Lord. Peggy Evatt Kelley, of Anderson, joined her friends and family members at the side of God this week. But she left making quite an impression on many, many people.

Born in Pendleton, she lived in Anderson. Her husband is Robin B. Kelley Sr. of Anderson, and her children are: son, Robin B. Kelley, Jr. of Atlanta and daughter, Deegie McGill and husband Benjie of Clemson and their two children and Peggy’s grandsons, Ben McGill of Atlanta, and Bobby McGill of Clemson. Peggy’s parents were Waymon and Wilma Evatt, and her sister is Julie Leake of Louisville Kentucky. She Graduated from Converse College with a Masters in Music and voice performance and enlightened everyone she touched with her voice and her music. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Anderson and later attended services at the First Baptist Church in Clemson.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with Dr. Robert E. Burks officiating.  The family will gather for a time of visitation following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Clemson, Building Fund, 397 College Avenue, Clemson, SC 29631 or to Converse College School of Music, 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

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