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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
www.sullivanking.com

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
www.sullivanking.com

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
www.sullivanking.com

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
www.sullivanking.com

Saturday
Jan102015

Mary Tucker McPhail

Anderson, SC - Mary Lillian Tucker McPhail, 82, widow of Donald Bellinger McPhail, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Anderson Place Nursing Center.

Born December 17, 1932 in Williamston, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Mary Sue Brown Tucker. She was a graduate of Pelzer-Williamston High School where she was captain of the basketball team, President of the senior class and Valedictorian.
She was a graduate of Erskine College and received her Master’s degree from Clemson University. Mrs. McPhail was a retired teacher and a life member of the S.C. Education Association. She was past state President of the American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of the Hudson Berry Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Anderson County Woman’s Club. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and a former member of Big Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include her brother, David deJarnette Tucker IV of Rural Hall, NC; nieces and nephews, Harriette Jane Tucker, Harrison Tucker III, Ida Sue Elrod and Ann Elrod Mihalik, all of Williamston, Robert F. Elrod, Jr. of Franklin, Tennessee, Mary Catherine Tucker of Terre Haute, Indiana and Michael Tucker of Idaho.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harrison Tucker, Jr. and a sister, Harriette Tucker Elrod.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Evan M. Hill. Burial will follow in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 3530 Hopewell Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary
www.sullivanking.com

Saturday
Jan102015

Lorrie McAbee

Central, SC - Lorraine Nadine Cullum McAbee, 76, of Sharon Church Road, wife of Walt McAbee, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born June 24, 1938 in Newcastle, Wyoming, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Hazel Morris Cullum. She was retired from AnMed Home Health Care and had attended Concord Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Walt McAbee of the home; two sons, Walt McAbee, Jr. and wife, Tamara of Jacksonville, FL, and John Robert McAbee and wife, Gail of Commerce, GA; two daughters, Rebekah Kavlie and husband, Mike of Chisholm, MN and Margaret Ann “Meg” McAbee of Clemson; seven grandchildren, Ashley Armstrong and husband, Shawn of Snellville, GA, Conner McAbee, Zachary McAbee and Nicholas McAbee, all of Jacksonville, FL, Michael Moody, Johnny McAbee and Matthew McAbee, all of Commerce, GA; three great grandchildren, Colton, Elleigh and Jett Armstrong of Snellville, GA; sister, Leone Nelson and husband, Jerry of Sioux Falls, SD; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Cullum of Cortez, CO.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Max Cullum.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Dr. Ron Culbertson. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622 or Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 East Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary
www.sullivanking.com

Thursday
Jan082015

John Parasho

Anderson, SC - John George Parasho, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Bristol, PA, on March 27, 1931, he was the son of the late George Agi Parasho and the late Mary Poupos Parasho.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He was a graduate of Boys High School, Class of 1949 and the University of South Carolina, School of Pharmacy.  John was a long-time local pharmacist in Anderson and the former owner of Service Rexall Drugs in Pruitt Shopping Center.  He was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

He is survived by his family, Marion S. Crawford, of Anderson, SC, George John Parasho, of Charlotte, NC and James John Parasho, of Anderson, SC; a sister, Georgia P. Vasilos, of Atlanta, GA; nieces, Mercedes Paxton and Mary Alice George, of Atlanta, GA; and a nephew, George Vasilos, of Atlanta, GA.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 10:00 am at Grace Episcopal Church with Father Tom Pistolis officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 9, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the Trisagion Prayer Service beginning at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 406 North Academy Street, Greenville, SC 29601.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
The McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Anderson, SC.

Tuesday
Jan062015

Mary Harriet Dunn

Anderson, SC - Mary Harriet Dunn, age 74, passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, SC, on June 13, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Henry Brooks and the late Thethel Hayes Brooks.  She was a graduate of McDuffie High School.  She was a member of Freedom Center, in Homeland Park.

She is survived by her loving husband, James E. Dunn; two daughters, Carol Loyd and her husband Dwain, of Anderson, SC and Melissa Dunn, of Anderson; two grandchildren, Jessica Looney and Meredith Looney; and a sister-in-law, Helen Brooks, of Anderson, SC.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and Clyde Brooks.

The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Freedom Center with Reverends Phillip Sears, Jeremy Sears and Brad Biename 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 Tuesday, January 6, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
The McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Anderson, SC.

Sunday
Jan042015

Jesse E. Johnson

Anderson, SC - Jesse Edward Johnson, 80, died Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Born April 30, 1934 in Glen Hayes, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Rev. Frank and Sadie Branham Johnson. He served in the U.S. Army and was retired from ButterKrust Bakery.

Survivors include three daughters, Diana Paris and husband, Chris of Ringoes, NJ, Teressa “Terry” Blaettler and husband, Kurt of Anderson, and Jennifer Van Luvan and husband, Jesse of Dallas, TX; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Parsley of Pickerington, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Johnson and a sister, Evelyn Parsley.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Entombment following the service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Boulevard, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621 or Caris Hospice, 129 Straight Drive, Anderson, SC 29625.

Sullivan-King Mortuary
www.sullivanking.com

Saturday
Jan032015

Joseph J. Byrne Jr.

Anderson, SC - Joe, 69, passed away on December 30, 2014 with his family by his side. 

Joe, son of Joseph Sr. and Kathleen, was born in Staten Island and lived in Brooklyn, NY until moving to Neptune, NJ in 1958. He attended St. Rose High School in Belmar. After high school he served four years in the Air Force. Joe was an officer of the Long Branch Police Department from 1974-1977 and Belmar Police Department from 1977-2001.

Joe and his wife of nearly 43 years, Joanne retired to Anderson, SC to be near their children and grandchildren. He loved nothing more than being with his family and friends.  He was always going out of his way to help others and often extend his family even further by welcoming those who were in need.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Kathleen Byrne and his sisters, Kathleen and Sharon.

Joe is survived by his wife Joanne, Anderson, SC; his sister, Kelly Byrne, Virginia Beach, VA; his daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Chris Campbell, Simpsonville, SC; his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph (Jamie) and Scarlett Byrne of Williamston, SC ; his daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth and Steven Mull of Boiling Springs, SC; his daughter Kathleen Byrne and future son-in-law, Bharat Ganesan, Atlanta, GA; his grandchildren Andrew, Braeden, Hayley, Delaney, Ella, Kayden, Blair and Asher; his devoted dog, Brooklyn and numerous cousins and loved ones.

The family will be greeting friends and relatives at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1200 Cornelia Road, Anderson, SC 29621 at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015 with a funeral mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery, 140 Inway Drive, Anderson, SC 29621.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Boulevard, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621 or Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Sunday
Dec282014

Pete Riggins

Pendleton, SC - J.P. Edward "Pete" Riggins, 92,  husband of Martha Jane Porter Riggins, died Friday, December 26, 2014 at his residence.

Born October 5, 1922 in Pickens County, he was the son of the late David Alexander and Mary Evaline Christopher Riggins. He was a retired logger and had worked as an assistant supervisor at Gerrish Millikin. Mr. Riggins was a member of Refuge Baptist Church where he served in a number of leadership roles including choir director and Deacon.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Jane Riggins of the home; children, Pat R. Owen and husband, Don, Tommy Edward Riggins and wife, Martha Jo, all of Pendleton, Violet Rhodes and husband, Andy of Anderson, Kathy Riggins of the home and Tracy Burch of Greer; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Steve Olin Riggins and Edwin Gary Riggins; five brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Mike Cothran. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. A private burial will be in Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery. The family is at the residence.

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to Refuge Baptist Church, 219 Refuge Church Road, Central, SC 29630.

Sullivan-King Mortuary
www.sullivanking.com

Friday
Dec262014

Ruth Wright Whitfield

Anderson, SC - Ruth Wright Whitfield, 90, entered her eternal rest on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Ellenburg Nursing Center.

She was born February 26, 1924 in Townville, and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Faye Cole Wright. Mrs. Whitfield was a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a former member of the SC Nurses Association and a Fellow in the American College of Nursing Home Administrators. She retired from Ellenburg Nursing Center after 25 years of service. She was a faithful member of New Prospect Baptist Church and a teacher in the Young Adult Sunday School Department for 26 years.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry B. Whitfield and wife, Sue Schumpert Whitfield of Fort Mill, SC and Vic J. Whitfield and wife, Judy McAlister Whitfield of Bradenton, FL; four grandchildren, Mark Whitfield and wife, Melissa of Fort Mill, Tracy Whitfield Gange and husband, Michael of Belmont, NC, Shannon Whitfield of Bradenton, FL, and Shane Whitfield and wife, Melanie of Irmo, SC; seven great grandchildren, Kaleb Daigle, Aimee Daigle, Whitney Daigle Lodholtz, Nicholas Gange , Adam Whitfield, Marissa Whitfield and Niclaus Whitfield; two great-great grandchildren, Aiden and Alexander Lodholtz, all of the greater Charlotte area; and two sisters, Mrs. Marshall (Sudie) King and Mrs. Justin (Carolyn) Whitfield of Anderson.

Mrs. Whitfield was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Folger J. "Whit" Whitfield; brother, Edward B. "Bill" Wright; and three sisters, Mrs. L.E. (Juanita) Wright, Mrs. Richard (Virginia) Sheffield and Mrs. William (Maxie) Meredith.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Dr. Tony Smith. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church, 2503 Whitehall Road, Anderson, SC 29625.

Sullivan-King Mortuary
www.sullivanking.com