January 14, 1951 – June 22, 2010
ANDERSON, SC – James Hammett “Bubba” Lyons, age 59, of 201 Cumberland Way, passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Rainey Hospice House.
A lifelong resident of Anderson, Mr. Lyons was a son of the late John Joseph Lyons, Jr., and the late Mary Ann Hammett Lyons. He was a graduate of T.L. Hanna High School and attended Anderson College. He also served in the United States Army. As a fourth generation textiles employee, he was associated with the Orr-Lyons Mill, the Chiquola Plant, as well as Wamsutta Mill. He was a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church in Anderson. A lover of the sport of golf, he was affiliated with the South Carolina Golf Association and a member of the Anderson Country Club.
Survivors include his wife, Miriam Tollison Lyons, of the home; their daughters: Mary Anna Harris Lyons & Jaime Hammett Lyons, both of the home; and Miriam’s children: a daughter, April Whitten Mason and her husband, Worth Mason, and their daughter, Lauren Mason; a son, Joseph Derek Whitten and his wife, Dana Whitten, and their sons: Jacob Whitten & Drew Whitten, all of Anderson, SC.
Additionally, he is survived by his two brothers: John J. Lyons, III, and wife, Barbara Lyons, of Anderson, SC, and Martin A. Lyons and wife, Anne Lyons, of St. Louis, MO; and his three sisters: Gay Haley and husband, Bill Haley, of Atlanta, GA, Lee Lyons of Highlands, NC, and Andrea Cannell of Bluffton, SC.
The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, June 25, 2010, at Grace Episcopal Church, conducted by The Reverend Susan Hardaway. Interment will follow in Old Silver Brook Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 24, 2010.
It is suggested that memorials be made to the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 East Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621; or Hospice of The Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621; or to Grace Episcopal Church, 711 South McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC 29624.
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.