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Sunday
Nov022014

Emmaline Griffith Porter

Williamston, SC - Anna Emmaline Griffith Porter, 93, of Highway 81 North, widow of Clarence "Jim" Porter, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

Born September 27, 1921 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Henry Anderson and Lillie Mae Gaillard Griffith. Mrs. Porter graduated from Anderson Girls High School, Erskine College, and Anderson College.  She was a retired school teacher, teaching at Calhoun and Concord Elementary Schools over a span of 38 years. Mrs. Porter continued to educate children even after retirement, receiving the United Way Service to the Child Award, as well as, the Palmetto Serves Volunteer Award.  She was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church for 65 years.  Mrs. Porter enjoyed traveling the world with Good News Travels, ballroom dancing, clogging, and square dancing. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.   

Survivors include her grandchildren, Elizabeth Starkweather and husband, Tommy of Naples, Florida, Mark Ridgeway, Jr. of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, and Susan Nunamaker and husband, Troy of Seneca; brother, William Griffith of Florence; son-in-law, Mark Ridgeway, Sr. of Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Emily Ridgeway; brother, H.A. Griffith; and sisters, Margaret Hunter and Grace Stegall.

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Chad Campbell. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 101 Pisgah Road, Easley, SC 29642.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Sunday
Nov022014

Larry T. McLees

Anderson, SC - Larry Thomas McLees, 77, husband of Dianne Parker McLees, died Friday, October 31, 2014 at his residence. 

Born October 15, 1937 in Anderson, he was the son of the late James F. and Cora Kellett McLees. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and was a retired electrician with BASF. He performed in the Senior Follies for a number of years and enjoyed flying his airplane as long as his health permitted. Mr. McLees was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church and the Desire Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne McLees of the home; one daughter, Darlene McLees of Cornelius, NC; brother, William F. McLees and wife, Judy of Blairsville, Georgia; sister, Sara M. Barnette of Seneca; three nephews and two nieces. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Prospect Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Tony Smith and Rev. Tom Turner. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Upstate Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. The family is at the residence. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church, 2503 Whitehall Road, Anderson, SC 29625 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Thursday
Oct302014

Hazel Louise Moore

Anderson, SC - Hazel Louise Moore, of Anderson, died Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Landy J. and Rossie Palmer Moore. She was retired from the former First Federal Saving & Loan Association of Anderson and was a member of Zion United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include her niece, Karen Moore Garren and husband, Ronald; two great nieces, Kimberly and Katie Garren, all of Winder, Georgia. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John William Moore and his wife, Lucy Nunnally Moore.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Dr. Shawn Armstrong. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to Zion United Methodist Church, 5708 Highway 187 North, Anderson, SC 29625.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Tuesday
Oct282014

Larry Greene

Townville, SC - Robert Larry Greene, Sr., 68, died Saturday, October 25, 2014 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Oconee County, he was the son of the late Richard and Dorothy King Greene.

Survivors include two daughters, Lynn Donald of Townville and Brittany Greene of Port Orange, Florida; seven grandchildren, Zach Greene, Hunner Greene, Laycie Greene, Brandon Donald, Erin Donald, Amber McKerley and Sky Driscoll; two great grandchildren, Zackery McKerley and Remington Oubre; two brothers, Gamuel Greene and Sammy Greene; and a sister, Mary Bramlett.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, James H. Greene and Robert L. “Bobby” Greene, Jr.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel in Westminster. Burial will follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the mausoleum.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Sunday
Oct262014

Patience Rebecca Robinson

ANDERSON, SC - Patience Rebecca Robinson, age 44, wife of Charles “Mitch” Robinson, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at her residence.

Born in Mercer, WV, on February 10, 1970, she was the daughter of Basil Keith Phillips and Mary Thomas Patrick. She was a graduate of Pocahontas High School in Pocahontas, VA. Mrs. Robinson was a homemaker and a step-daughter to Thomas Patrick.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a son, Joshua Charles Robinson (Melodie) of Chattanooga, TN; brother, Kevin Keith Phillips and his daughter, Sydney of Bluefield, VA.

The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the Chapel of the McDougald Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Patrick officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2434 Hudson Rd. #154, Greer, SC 29650.

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

Saturday
Oct252014

Gary Drayton Durham

Pendleton , SC - Gary Drayton Durham, age 61, husband of Karen Durham, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, SC, on January 24, 1953, he was the son of Hazel Johnson, and the late Drayton Durham. 

He is survived by his wife, Karen Durham; daughters, Kari Slaton(Erik) of Anderson, SC, Kendal Manning(Justin) of Sevierville, TN and Kinsley Durham of Pendleton, SC; sister, Peggy Porter of Pendleton, SC; one grandson, Tyler Kason Slaton.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, W.K. and Betty McAlister.   “Deddy,” Son, Husband, Brother,  Uncle, and known as “Popee G” by his grandson, Tyler who was his best buddy, along with his dog Beau, Gary Durham  will forever be remembered as a man who stood strong in his faith and was his family’s biggest fan.  He will truly be cherished and loved by all who crossed his path as he crosses his final finish line into his Heavenly Home.  He was a member of Fant’s Grove Baptist Church. 

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm at Fant’s Grove Baptist Church, interment will follow in Memory Gardens of Clemson.

The family will be at 1005 Central Road, Pendleton, SC, home of his mother and will receive friends at the church from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm prior to the service on Monday. 

Flowers are acceptable, however make donations to Fant’s Grove Baptist Church, 600 Fant’s Grove Road, Anderson, SC 29625.

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

The McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Anderson, SC.

Saturday
Oct252014

Forest DeWitt Suggs, Jr.

ANDERSON, SC  - Forest DeWitt Suggs, Jr., of 205 Middle Brooke Dr., passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at his residence. 

Born in Anderson, SC., on November 29, 1928 he was the son of the late Dr. Forest DeWitt Suggs and the late Mrs. Mary Stark Watkins Suggs.  He was a Public Accountant with Suggs and Associates, PA.  He was an Eagle Scout, a 1946 graduate of Boy’s High School where he was a member of Who’s Who and the Beta Club.  He was a 1950 graduate of Clemson A&M (now University), and a member of Blue Key, The Tiger Brotherhood, The Senior Platoon and Alpha Phi Omega.  Mr. Suggs served in The United States Army during the Korean War, where he attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant.   He was a  past President of the Greer, South Carolina Kiwanis Club. He was also a past President of The Anderson Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.  He served as Chairman of The Board of The South Carolina Association of Public Accountants.

 He was past Chairman of The Board of Trustees of Anderson Memorial Hospital and a past Trustee of the Board of School District #5. Mr. Suggs was instrumental in the formation of The United Way Fund. Mr. Suggs was a former member of the Board of Visitors of Presbyterian College and a current member of the Board of Visitors of Anderson University.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He served as a Deacon and an Elder at The First Presbyterian Church of Greer, SC., The Central Presbyterian Church of Anderson, and The First Presbyterian Church of Anderson.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Gray Williams Suggs; sons, Forest DeWitt Suggs, III (Pam) of Mount Pleasant, SC, David Gray Suggs (Virginia) Anderson, SC and Stark Watkins Suggs (Karen) of Greenville, SC; sister, Mrs. Sarah Lipscomb Suggs Clinkscales of Belton, SC; seven grandchildren, Connor Suggs, Forest Suggs, IV, David Suggs, Glenn Suggs, Jonathan Suggs, Blake Suggs and Ben Suggs.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mrs. Mary Stark Suggs Marshall.

Following an interment at Old Silver Brook Cemetery, a Memorial Service Celebrating the life of Mr. Suggs will be held at The First Presbyterian Church at 11:30 am, on Monday, October 27, 2014, conducted by Dr. Dennis Tedder and Reverend Caroline Berardi.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made in memory of F.D.Suggs, Jr. to support Dr. F. Stephen Hodi’s Melanoma Research at Dana Farber Cancer Research, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA, 02284, Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC, 29621, First Presbyterian Church, 302 W. Whitner Street, Anderson, SC 29621,  or the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 E. Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621

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

The McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Anderson, SC.

Tuesday
Oct212014

Myrtle Davis “Myrt” Orr

Anderson, SC - Myrtle Davis Orr, wife of Elwood R. Orr for 66 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in 1927, Myrt was the daughter of a Baptist minister, the late Winfrey and Delsie Davis, and grew up in Georgia and the Carolinas. She was a graduate of Mars Hill College and Wake Forest College. After graduation, she and her new husband moved to Louisville, Kentucky where they both earned degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. They enjoyed fruitful ministries in Dalton, GA, Wilmington, NC, Forest City, NC, Anderson, SC and Lynchburg, VA. Myrt had a heart for God. She loved studying and teaching Sunday School and missions to children and adults.

In 1968, Myrt began teaching school at Nevitt Forest and later in Virginia. After she and her husband retired, they moved to Kitzingen, Germany for three years where they pastored an English-speaking congregation. They became grandparents to dozens of military children in their church and continue many happy relationships with the people with whom they worked. While living in Germany, they relished traveling throughout Europe.

On returning to the United States, they moved to Boiling Springs, NC where they welcomed friends from around the world. In 2004 they moved back to Anderson and returned to their beloved family of faith at Boulevard Baptist Church. Myrt was blessed by the great love and care that was shown to her by friends there.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Mike Orr and wife, Sandra of Burnsville, NC; Judy Hamrick and husband, Terry of Asheville, NC; Scott Orr and wife, Susan of Greensboro, NC; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Davis and his wife, Eloise.

A worship service celebrating the life and faith of Myrt Orr will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Boulevard Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Johnny F. McKinney. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Medical & Dental Mission International (BMDMI), 11 Plaza Drive, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402; Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM), P.O. Box 1136, Anderson, SC 29622; or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

www.sullivanking.com

Friday
Oct172014

Jack Edward McGill, Sr.

Jack Edward McGill, Sr., 92 of Anderson, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his family.   

Born in Shelby, NC in 1922 to the late Mamie Sue Kuykendall McGill and John Elford McGill, he was raised in Simpsonville, SC.  For 61 years, he was the husband of the late Elizabeth Wherry McGill.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II; seeing battle in the South Pacific aboard the USS Corregidor.  He loved sports, and played textile baseball in Greenville and Slater as a young man; was an avid golfer and Clemson fan.  He was an IPTAY member of Clemson University and enjoyed playing at the Madren Center for many years.  

After his military service, his entire professional life involved a career in the field of textiles; mostly in the Carolinas starting with Judson Mills as a young man, then with JP Stevens (SC, Ohio, and Japan), Clark-Schwebel, and retiring as Plant Manager from Anderson Textiles.  He never met a stranger, had a zest for life, believed in hard work, and will always be remembered for his singing.  

He is survived by a son, Jack McGill, Jr. and his wife Susan of Taylors; a daughter, Deedy McGill Rogers of Suffolk, VA; a son-in-law, Bruce Franklin; his companion and angel, Mary Carter of Anderson, and her children, Janet Farmer and husband, James and Ryan Carter.  He also leaves behind a granddaughter, Elizabeth Rogers Joyner and husband David, of Suffolk, VA, and grandsons, Chad McGill and his wife, Kristie of Greenville, and Chris Franklin of Anderson, and Mary’s grandchildren, Krystal, Chris, Josie, Cole and Brandi; and great-children, Ava, Jack Elliott, Elijah and Reid.  His youngest sister and brother also survive, Barbara McGill McCulley and Philip McGill, along with his wife Rachael, all of Simpsonville; also, one brother-in-law Macon Wherry along with his wife Alice of Memphis, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also predeceased by his daughter, Cynthia McGill Franklin.  In addition,  he was also preceded in death by four bothers and three sisters, Walter (infant), Fred of Greenville, William of Dallas, TX, and Joe of Gray Court, Gaynelle Brown, Juanita Fuller, and Faye Chandler and her husband Harry, all of Simpsonville.

Graveside services will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Bob Marcaurelle and Rev. Randy Blank. Military honors will be provided by the Upstate Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. The family is at the residence. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Boulevard, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621 or to the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 East Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary   www.sullivanking.com

Wednesday
Oct152014

Nancy Edmonds Tucker

Anderson, SC - Nancy Edmonds Tucker, age 69, wife of Reverend Early Tucker, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. 

Born in Anderson, SC, on September 24, 1945, she was the daughter of the late William and Arietta Edmonds.  Nancy graduated from T.L. Hanna High School and Forrest College and worked as an office manager at Dr. Sam Haddock’s office for over 43 years. She was a faithful member of Broadway Lake Baptist Church where she served in many capacities as long as her health allowed.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, of the home; brothers, Jimmy Edmonds (Betty), Billy Edmonds (Lucille) and Donnie Edmonds; a sister-in-law, Sandra Edmonds; several nieces and nephews and their families whom she dearly loved.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Michael Edmonds; and a brother, Charlie Edmonds.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. John Doster and his staff, Hospice of the Upstate and to the many family members and friends who cared for Nancy during her illness.

The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Dwight Greene and Reverend Tim Edmonds officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Broadway Lake Baptist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 2901, Anderson, SC 29622, or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621. 

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

Wednesday
Oct152014

Rev. Dr. Marshall Tribble

Rev. Dr. Marshall Kelly Tribble, Sr., age 76, of 201 Fisher Road, Honea Path, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at his residence.  Born in Oglethorpe County, GA, he was the son of the late James Whaley Tribble, Sr. and the late Hattye Smith Tribble.  

Following his graduation from Elbert County, GA, High School, he earned his BA Degree from Mercer University, M. Div. Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Ed. Degree and Doctor of Education Degree both from the University of Georgia.  Dr. Tribble did additional graduate study at Clemson University.  He taught for 5 years in public schools in Georgia and North Carolina during the 1960’s.  He came to Anderson College in the Fall of 1973, where he taught full time in the Sociology Department until his retirement in 2011.  Beginning in 1974, he worked part-time with Anderson School District 5 as Director of Research and Evaluation, a position from which he retired in December 1999, after 25 years employment with the District.  

Dr. Tribble was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in November 1959, after which he served as pastor of churches in Georgia and North Carolina, including Antioch Baptist Church, Olive Grove Baptist Church, and Doves Creek Baptist Church.  He served many churches in Georgia and South Carolina as Interim Pastor.  Dr. Tribble was devoted to his family in a way that cannot be measured.  He baptized, married and taught countless people during his life.  His kind and gentle way will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  Dr. Tribble loved hunting, fishing and most of all he enjoyed laughing.  

Dr. Tribble is survived by his wife, Patsy Ashley Tribble of the residence, and his former wife, Ila Kidd Tribble of Anderson; his children, Joy Tribble of Clayton, NC, Janis Maxwell and husband, Mark, of Athens, GA,  Kathy Culpepper and husband, Stephen, of Anderson and  Dr. Marshall Kelly Tribble, Jr. and his wife, Laura, of Irving, TX;  a step-daughter, Robin McCurley and husband, Grant, of Honea Path;  5 grandchildren, Rush, Morgan, Holley, Brooks, and Emma;  and 9 step-grandchildren, MJ, Chase, Kevin, Brian, James, Tim, Max, Nick, and Nathan.

In addition to his parents, Dr. Tribble was preceded in death by 2 brothers, James W. Tribble, Jr. and Harold Tribble; and a sister, Betty Palmer Mathis. 

The family of Dr. Tribble will receive friends at Boulevard Baptist Church on Friday, October 17, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.    The Memorial Service will be conducted at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dr. Johnny McKinney, Rev. Deborah Broadwell, and Rev. Dr. Dan Vincent officiating. 

Contributions in memory of Dr. Marshall Tribble may be made to the Organ Fund, Athens United Methodist Church, 327 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30603; or to the Organ Fund, Honea Path Presbyterian Church, PO Box 512, Honea Path, SC 29654.

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

Wednesday
Oct152014

David Sullivan

David Sherard Sullivan, age 69, died on October 14, 2014 at Oconee Hospice of the Foothills in Seneca.

David was born in and grew up in Anderson. He has lived in Seneca since the early 1980s. He was the son of the late Lucy and John Guy Sullivan. David is survived by a sister, Anne Sullivan Haynie (Dr. William R.), a niece, Nancy Haynie Cheatham (Deck) and two nephews, James William Haynie (Suzette) and Christopher Newport Sullivan (Sissa). He is also survived by five great nieces and two great nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a twin brother, John William Sullivan and a sister-in-law Janis Walker Sullivan.

A graveside service, conducted by Dr. David Bailey of Central Presbyterian Church, will  be held Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Old Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends graveside immediately following the service.

Honorary pallbearers are Andy Calhoun, J.B. Cochran, Bill Cochran, Jack Watson, Larry Lyles, Jon Acker, Grover Smith File and Dr. Henry Jordan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in David's name may be made to  The Tribble Center Special Needs Foundation,116 South Cove Road, Seneca, S.C. 29672; Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, 390  Keowee School Road , Seneca, SC 29672 or to the charity of one's choice.            

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