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Monday
Apr062015

Rev. Cecil Albert

Anderson, SC  -Rev. Cecil Albert, age 73, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Good Friday, April 3, 2015.

Born in Trinidad, on March 8, 1942, he was the son of the late Nanan Albert and the late Ellen Albert.  Cecil loved the Lord dearly and faithfully served Him with all his heart.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Lynette “Ann” Albert; his children, Timothy Albert and his wife Tonya, Mark Albert and his wife Natasha, Marianne Yohannan and her husband Jayamon, John Albert and his wife Marissa, and Rebecca Albert; four brothers, Russell, Lionel, Steve, and Charles Albert; and eight grandchildren, Aaron, Caitlin, Andrew, Marie, Isabella, Matthew, Anna Grace, Kristin, and an expecting grandson. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Arnold, Raymond, and Frederick Albert; and two sisters, Ivy and Elsie. 

The Funeral Service will be held at The Freedom Center on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverends Phil Sears, John Daniel, and Lionel Albert officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

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

Monday
Apr062015

Zack Heard

ANDERSON, SC - Marvin Zack Heard, age 75, of Anderson, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, surrounded by the love of his family at AnMed Health Medical Center.  Born in Anderson on June 18, 1939, he was the son of the late Victor Nardin Heard and the late Mildred Harbuck Heard.  For fifty-two years, he was the loving and devoted husband of Ann Elgin Heard of the home.

Mr. Heard was a graduate of Anderson Boy’s High School, Class of 1957.  He proudly served his country in the US Navy aboard the USS Roosevelt Aircraft Carrier.  Zack was the co-owner of Heard’s Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning until his early retirement in 1996.  Mr. Heard was a very active volunteer with Meals-on-Wheels and with Anderson Interfaith Ministries.  He coached his sons in YMCA little league baseball.  Mr. Heard was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he was active in the Koinonia Sunday School Class.  He was an avid Clemson sports fan.

In addition to his wife, Ann, Mr. Heard is survived by two sons, Brian Zack Heard and his wife, Michelle, of Travelers Rest, SC, and Steven Russell Heard and his wife, Fran, of Hartwell, GA; eight grandchildren, Nathanael, Elias, Thad, Jacob, Gracie and Isaac Heard of Travelers Rest and Zoey and Kannon Heard of Hartwell, GA; and a sister, Vicki and her husband, H. Douglas Kingsmore, of Clemson.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Nardin McDonald Heard.

Funeral Services to honor and celebrate the life of Marvin Zack Heard will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mary Teasley officiating.  Interment will follow at Old Silver Brook Cemetery.  Members of the Koinonia Sunday School Class and the Couples Bridge Club are invited to serve as honorary escort.  The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.   

Contributions in memory of Mr. Heard may be made to Meals-on-Wheels, 105 South Fant Street, Anderson, SC 29624; or Trinity United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 1809 North Main Street, Anderson, SC 29621. 

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

Sunday
Apr052015

ANTOINETTE CUMMINGS

Antoinette Marie Cummings, age 48, of 427 Carousel Road, Gray Court, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Born on March 24, 1967, she was the daughter of Doris Bittle Cummings of Greenville.  

Ms. Cummings was awarded a BS Degree in Law Enforcement from the University of South Carolina where she was a member of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity.  For many years she served as a Corrections Officer with the South Carolina Department of Corrections where she obtained the rank of Captain.  One of her several assignments was at the Tyger River Correctional Institution.    She was also employed as a manager at Applebee’s Restaurant for 21 years.

Ms. Cummings is survived by her devoted wife, Jacqueline Kuzio Cummings of the  residence;  a step-son, Michael Kuzio of York, SC; a step-daughter, Victoria Hawkins and husband, Kevin; a step grandson, Bentley Hawkins; a mother-in-law, Faye Slater; sisters-in-law, Deborah Todd and Melissa Grove, all of Kingsport, TN; two aunts, Brenda Bittle Kennedy of Charlotte, and Sandra McQueen and husband, James, of Columbia;  three uncles, Ralph Bittle and his wife, Teresa of Charlotte, Burnice Bittle and his wife, Margie, of Charlotte, and Kenneth W. Bittle and his wife Camalah, of Cheraw, SC;  also surviving are a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service to celebrate and honor the life of Antoinette Cummings will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of The Mackey Mortuary, 311 Century Drive, Greenville, SC, with Rev. Johnna Camp officiating.  The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The Mackey Mortuary on Monday, April 6, 2015, from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Cremation will follow.  The McDougald Funeral Home of Anderson, SC, is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family requests that contributions in memory of Antoinette be made to Greenville Humane Society, 305 Airport Road, Greenville, SC 29607. 

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

Sunday
Apr052015

Myra Worley

Townville - Myra Isabella Worley, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Fellowship Health and Rehab.

Born in Cleveland, VA, she was the daughter of the late Asa Strouth and the late Esther Audet Strouth.  She retired as a registered nurse after 40 years of service.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

She is survived by her children, Ronald Worley and his wife Tina, of Maryland, Patricia Gardner and her husband Robert, of Townville, SC, Mary Wright and her husband Robert, of Greenville, SC, and Diana Schoenbeck and her husband Thomas of Delaware; two sisters, Jeanne Spatafore, of Ohio and Ida Weizman and her husband Raymond, of Ohio; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her children, Eleanor Worley, William D. Worley, Christopher Worley, and Margaret Moore.

The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Ignatius Smith, OFM officiating.  Entombment will follow at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery in Dover, DE. 

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Patricia and will receive friends, at the church, on Tuesday, prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  

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

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

Wednesday
Apr012015

Jack “Pokey” Hawkins

Long Branch Community - Jack “Pokey” Hawkins, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at his residence.

Born in Anderson, SC, on February 13, 1926, he was the son of Guy and Allie Ashley Hawkins.  He was a member of Long Branch Baptist Church.  He served in the United States Marine Corp during WWII.  While serving his country, his company stormed Okinawa twice.  Jack served in Hiroshima and was witness to the surrender of the Japanese on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, marking the end of the war.  He received a battlefield commission of Corporal at the Battle of Sugarloaf Hill in Okinawa.  Jack worked at Milliken and for his family’s landscaping business.  He lived and farmed in the Long Branch Community all of his life. 

He is survived by his children, Tim Hawkins and his wife Debbie and Jackie Hawkins McCullough; four grandchildren, Brent McCullough, Courtnie Black and her husband Brandon, Charity Hawkins, and Brandon Hawkins and his wife Katie; four great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Larry McCullough; and a sister, Cynthia Strickland. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Freeman Hawkins; brothers, John Tom, Joe, Clyde, and Sam Hawkins; and sisters, Francis McMahan and Margie Fagg.

The Graveside service with military honors will be held at Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery on Friday, April 3, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Wayne Watson officiating.   

The family will be at the home of his son, Tim, and will receive friends on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at The McDougald Funeral Home.

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

Wednesday
Apr012015

Larry Donald Pollard

Anderson, SC - Larry Donald Pollard, age 74, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Exalted Health and Rehab of Iva, SC. 

Born in Anderson, SC on April 6, 1940, he was the son of the late Luke Pollard and the late Avis Broome Pollard.  He worked at Daniel’s Construction and Insulation for many years.  Larry was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Temple.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Poore Pollard; a son, Curtis Allen Pollard and his wife Gemma, of Anderson, SC; a daughter, Tosha Alica Ellenburg, of Belton, SC; and five grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Pollard and a sister, Shelby McKee.

The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Sam Duncan officiating.  Interment will follow at New Silver Brook Cemetery.  

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home, on Thursday, April 2, 2015 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

Wednesday
Apr012015

CRAIG FREEMAN

Gerald Craig Freeman, age 52, of 111 Corning Street, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Anderson on June 4, 1962, he was the son of the late Gerald Tucker Freeman and the late Rosa Lee Freeman.  Craig served for several years in the National Guard, and was a welder and a carpenter.  He was a member of Homeland Park Baptist Church.  

Survivors include two daughters, Kira Morrison and her husband, Jeff, of Easley, and Jessica Watson and her husband, Cody, of Anderson; two brothers, Phillip Freeman and his wife, Teresa, of Simpsonville, and Brian Freeman of Anderson; also surviving are four grandchildren. 

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015, at 4 p.m. at South Lawn Memorial Gardens, with Rev. James B. Strickland officiating.  The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Friday, April 3, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.   

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

Monday
Mar302015

Ben F. Wilson

Sandy Springs, SC - Benjamin Franklin Wilson, husband of Marjorie Gill Wilson, died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at AnMed Health Medical Center. 

Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Robert F. and Charity Black Wilson. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War serving in the Military Police. Mr. Wilson was the owner and operator of Wilson’s Grading Company. He was a member of Welcome Baptist Church where he was a Life Deacon, and served as an usher, on the finance committee and had served on the pastor search committee.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Marjorie Wilson of the home; a sister, Louise Wilson Yeargin of Anderson; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Wilson Wallace and Rachel Wilson Wright and five brothers, Jim Henry, Leroy, Belton, Joe and Homer Wilson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Welcome Baptist Church conducted by William R. West, Jr. and Rev. Mike Cothran. Burial, with military honors conducted by the Campbell Patriots Honor Guard, will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:45 until 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the church. 

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to Welcome Baptist Church, P.O. Box 757, Sandy Springs, SC 29677.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

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www.sullivanking.com

Thursday
Mar192015

Johnnie Burden Apinis

Fair Play, SC - On March 18, 2015, the angels came and took Johnnie Verena Burden Apinis to be with her Heavenly Father.

Born August 31, 1926 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Hester Moses and Eliza Victor Dove Burden. She attended Anderson College. Mrs. Apinis was a homemaker and former Antique dealer. She was a former resident of Raleigh, NC and while living there was a member of the Wake Forest Woman’s Club and Garden Club. She and her husband enjoyed antiques and traveling. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Anderson.

She is survived by her husband, John Apinis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Winona Newton and Ernestine Westbrook.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at New Silver Brook Cemetery conducted by her nephew, Rev. Bryan Apinis.

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

Tuesday
Mar172015

Tandy Woods

Honea Path, SC - Tandy Martin Woods III, 71, husband of Calvene Pruitt Woods, died Monday, March 16, 2015 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born June 2, 1943, he was the son of the late Tandy M. Woods, Jr. and the late Nancy Ledford Woods. Mr. Woods was a retired auctioneer and was co-owner of the Honea Path Auction Barn. He was a member of Broadmouth Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Calvene Woods of the home; two sons, Marty Woods and wife, Kelly of Laurens and Kevin Woods and wife, Molly of Anderson; three grandchildren, Justin Woods of Laurens and Abby and Owen Woods of Anderson; and a special niece, Jana Pruitt Lott and husband, Jeff and family of Summerville. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Woods Adams.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Jerry L. Mize. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Keowee Baptist Church Cemetery, Honea Path. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the home of Doug and Jane Pruitt, 4503 Keowee Road, Honea Path.

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Wednesday
Mar112015

Margaret Bracken Hayes

Anderson, SC - Margaret Bracken Hayes, 91, widow of Carl Howard Hayes, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Summit Place of Anderson.

Born October 3, 1923 in Williamston, she was the daughter of the late Henry Jackson and Agnes Lucille Hale Bracken. She was a graduate of Anderson College. Mrs. Hayes was an artist and published writer and was a member of the Foothills Writers Guild. She was a volunteer at Anderson Hospital for 23 years. Mrs. Hayes was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca H. Ramsay and husband, James of Laurens; grandson, Reid A. Ramsay of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter, Caroline R. Krueger and husband, Jon of Dacula, GA; great granddaughter, Hannah C. Krueger; three brothers, James S. Bracken of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Richard H. Bracken of Easley, and Joe M. Bracken of Greenville; and one sister, Mabel B. Hawkins of Pendleton.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn H. Gilreath; two brothers, Charles H. Bracken and Robert E. Bracken and a sister, Lily B. Lenderman. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church conducted by Pastor J. Chris Fischer. Burial will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 209 Broad Street, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

Wednesday
Mar112015

Dorothy Smith

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Vernon Smith Smith, of Anderson, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at the home of her daughter in Asheville, NC, aged 99 years, 10 and a half months.

She was born on April 21, 1915, at the family farm on the banks of the Tugaloo River near Fair Play, Oconee County, SC.  Her parents were the late Edmund Kirby Smith Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Stamps Smith.  She was married to the late Charles Spurgeon Smith, who died May 10, 1980, in Anderson.

She was also predeceased by two brothers and two sisters: Harvey Richard Smith Sr., Edmund Kirby Smith Jr., Vivian Smith and Julia Kelley Smith Meeks.  She was also predeceased by her beloved granddaughter, Susan Mia Smith Kadala. 

She is survived by her baby sister, Mary Angie Smith Slonim of Falls Church, VA. She is also survived by her five children: Elizabeth Ann Smith Fasting and her husband, Roger, of Asheville, NC, Charles Stephen Smith and his wife, Cara, of Blythewood, SC, Walter George Smith and his wife, Nancy, of Belton, SC, Dorothy Susan Smith Kadala and her husband, Phil, of Wilmington, NC, and Julia Cecile Smith Barham and her husband, Jim, of Asheville, NC. She has 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  

Dorothy lived most of her life in Anderson County.  She and her husband operated Smith’s Gulf Station at the corner of Fant and Whitner Streets in Anderson for many years.  She was a member of Eureka Baptist Church, Anderson, for more than 65 years.  

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Anderson.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Eureka Baptist Church, Anderson.  Conducting the service will be the Rev. Robert Dickard and Dr. T. Jason Moss.  

The family will be at the home of Walter and Nancy Smith, Belton. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of one’s choice or to Eureka Baptist Church. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary