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Wednesday
Aug112010

ELEANOR STOCKWELL

ANDERSON – Eleanor Eichler Stockwell, 88, of Anderson, died Monday, August 9, 2010 at her residence.
Born June 26, 1922 in Carmine, TX, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Nellie Keng Eichler. She was retired and attended Central Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Harry E. Pohl, Jr. and wife, Ellen of Anderson, and Alan Pohl and wife, Janet of Everett, WA; four grandchildren, Eric and Matthew Pohl,  Hannah and Martha Pohl; one sister, Doris Williams; and two brothers, Elwood and Cliffer Eichler.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the home of Harry and Ellen Pohl, 133 Dandelion Trail, Anderson.
SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, NORTHEAST CHAPEL
Wednesday
Aug112010

RAY SELLERS

ANDERSON – Ray Sellers, 75, of Anderson, widower of Lois Jane Geary Sellers, died Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at NHC of Anderson.
Born November 14, 1934 in Lakeland, FL, he was the son of the late Luther C. and Ruth Collier Sellers. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator.
Survivors include three stepdaughters, Candy Alderman and Peggy Alfonso, both of Florida, and Mary Shirley and her husband, Julius of Anderson; five grandchildren, Kenneth Cochran, Denise Dodge, Steven Longworth, Michelle Taylor, all of Florida, and Michael Shirley of Greenville; and six great grandchildren, McKayla, Alex, and Sara of Florida, and Jacob, Edan, and Gavin of Greenville. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Services will be private.
SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL
Wednesday
Aug112010

DR. JOSEPH R. BEARD

July 2, 1923 – August 9, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC - Doctor Joseph Roderick Beard died on Monday, August 9th, 2010 at Anderson Place Nursing Center.  He was born July 2, 1923 to Alice Lee Smith and Joseph Roderick Beard of Cornelius, NC. 
 
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Young Memorial ARP Church in Anderson conducted by Dr. Randall Ruble.   The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
A Family Graveside Service will be held Sunday, August 15th, 2010, at 2:00 pm at Huntersville ARP Church, Huntersville, NC.
 
 A member of Young Memorial ARP Church in Anderson since 1948, Dr. Beard served as deacon, elder, Sunday School teacher, and as choir director for 35 years.   He served his country during World War II in the US Army and during the Korean Conflict in the US Navy.  Community involvement included a term as President of The Anderson Symphony in its early years and concert master for many years.  Sharing his love of music and violin with his family and friends brought him great joy. A graduate and former Board of Trustees member of Erskine College, Dr. Beard was a recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Service Award given yearly to an alumnus or friend of the college.
 
 Upon graduating from the University of Maryland Dental School, Dr. Beard practiced dentistry in Anderson for 52 years.  He served his profession loyally as Editor in Chief of SC Dental Journal, was a member and Chairman of SC Board of Dental Examiners, served on the National Board of Dental Examiners, and was instrumental in bringing a dental school to SC in the 60’s while serving on the SCDA Education Committee.  He held memberships in professional organizations and honor societies, including The American and International Colleges of Dentists.
 
Dr. Beard is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Margaret Ann Dusenberry Beard, of Anderson Place, 6 children:  Ellen Beard Martin (Skeet), Ann Beard Shahid (Ron), Cherrie Beard Sneed (Dan), Ruth Beard Boetsch (Gary), Joseph Roderick Beard, Jr. (Julie), and June Beard Copeland (Brent), a sister, Peggy Beard Murdock (Bob) and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was lovingly known to his 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren as Papa Joe.  Grandchildren include Will Sneed (Jill), Page Mathias (Greg), Louis Martin (Janell), Eric Boetsch (Kelley), John Boetsch, (Catherine), Daniel Shahid, Brent Copeland, and Maisie Copeland.  He was preceded in death by his grandchildren, John Meador Sneed and Laurel Marie Copeland.
 
The family is grateful to the dedicated staff at Anderson Place Nursing Center and Interim Hospice for their loving care.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Young Memorial ARP Church, 508 Boulevard, Anderson, SC  29621 or MUSC Foundation: John Meador Sneed Memorial Dental Scholarship Fund, 18 Bee St. Charleston, SC  29425.  
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Monday
Aug092010

AGNES K. SWALLOW

MAY 28, 1916 – AUGUST 8, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC – Mrs. Agnes Kernen Swallow, age 94, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2010, at Park Place Assisted Living in Spartanburg, SC.
 
Born in Fort Wayne, IN, on May 28, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Charles B. Girardot and Martha DeLaGrange Girardot.  She was a homemaker and a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Mrs. Swallow was twice married; first to the late D. Max Kernen and secondly to the late Richard H. Swallow.
 
Survivors include her children: Michael A. Kernen of Lakeland, FL, Timothy J. Kernen of Gainesville, GA, and Stephen P. Kernen of Lexington, SC; daughter, Karen S. Brazeal of Spartanburg, SC; sister, Vera Gross of Lake Tahoe, NV; twelve grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. She was also predeceased by a son, Don Robert Kernen.
 
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 12, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm on Wednesday, August 11, 2010.
 
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School, 1200 Cornelia Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
 
THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, Anderson, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Monday
Aug092010

SANDRA SLOAN

MARCH 10, 1940 – AUGUST 8, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC – Sandra Kay Harris Sloan, age 70, wife of Terry R. Sloan, Sr., passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2010.
 
Born in Langley, SC, on March 10, 1940, she was a daughter of Queen C. Miller and the late Junious Vernon Harris.  Mrs. Sloan retired from E.I. DuPont and was of the Methodist faith.
 
Survivors include her husband, Terry Richard Sloan, Sr., of the home; her mother, Queen C. Miller of Edgefield, SC; daughter, Sabrina Moore-Leonardo of Anderson, SC; son, T.R. Sloan, Jr., of Piedmont, SC; daughter, Bridget S. Schausten of Beckley, West VA; brothers: Vernon Junious Harris of Florence, SC, and Charles Dean Harris of Aiken, SC; seven grandchildren: Mallory Moore Webb, Evan J. Moore, Kaitlynn Schausten Lehman, Kara Lee Frischmann, Trey Sloan, III, Emily Ann Sloan, and Michael T. Schausten; one great grandchild, Caden Andrew Lehman.
 
All friends and family are invited to attend a Graveside Service at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 12, 2010, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 2323 Highway 81 North, Anderson, SC 29621.
 
Flowers will be accepted; however, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 East Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
 
THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Sunday
Aug082010

THE REVEREND E. GRAY JONES

ANDERSON, SC – The Reverend Edwin Gray Jones, Jr., age 96, husband of Beatrice Glazener Jones, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2010, at the Rainey Hospice House.
 
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at Concord Baptist Church, Anderson, conducted by the Reverend Dr. Don R. Cox and the Reverend Dr. James R. Thomason.  A Committal Service will be held at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at Grassy Pond Baptist Church, Gaffney, conducted by the Reverend Terry Lanford.
 
The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until 11:00 am prior to the service on Wednesday at Concord Baptist Church.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
Saturday
Aug072010

RUFUS E. BLACK

OCTOBER 30, 1920 – AUGUST 7, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC – Rufus Edgar Black, age 89, of 2004 East Calhoun Street, passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2010.
 
Born in Anderson County on October 30, 1920, he was a son of the late Edgar B. Black and Jessie Whitaker Black.  He served in the United States Army during World War II and retired from BASF.  Mr. Black was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church.
 
Survivors include his wife, Sybil Lollis Black; son, Bobby L. Black; daughter, Ann Black Sanders; brother, Franklin Black; and four grandchildren: Tonia Baxter and husband, Bruce, Cale Black, David Black, and Mark Bennett; a great granddaughter, Emily Grace Baxter.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Margaret Black; three brothers and two sisters.
 
A  Private Family Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at New Silver Brook Cemetery.  
 
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622, or to Hospice of The Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29622.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
Friday
Aug062010

CLARA BELL STRICKLAND

MARCH 28, 1905 – AUGUST 5, 2010
 
 
ANDERSON, SC – Mrs. Clara Bell Stone Strickland, age 105, formerly of 104 P Street, passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2010, at the Rainey Hospice House.
 
Born March 28, 1905, in Royston, GA, she was a daughter of the late Robert T. Stone and Mary Brewer Stone.  She was a homemaker and a member of Royston Baptist Church.
 
Survivors include a son, Sammy Strickland and wife, Susan Strickland, of Anderson; daughter-in-law, Nellie Strickland of Belton; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
 
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Homer Rex Strickland; daughter, Mary Ellen Branyon; sons: Billy Strickland, Jimmy Strickland, Jerry Strickland, and Harris Strickland; and four grandchildren.
 
The Funeral Service will be held at 4:30 pm on Saturday, August 7, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, conducted by Layman Harry Osborne.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the funeral home, prior to the Funeral Service.
 
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials 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.
Tuesday
Aug032010

JAMES W. BARNES

MAY 31, 1941 - AUGUST 2, 2010
 
STARR, SC – James Wallace “Buddy” Barnes, widower of Toni Govin Barnes, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2010, at Heardmont Nursing Home in Elberton, GA.
 
Survivors include two sons: James Kevin Barnes and Jason William Barnes & fiancée, Savannah Smith; brother: Larry O. Barnes & wife, Javene; sister, Betty B. Kinley & husband, Doug.
 
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by parents, James William “Bill” Barnes & Louise B. Chastain; and two sisters: Rebecca B. Jennings & Frances B. Bradford.
 
The Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, August 5, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by Dr. Jack Couch. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
The family will receive friends from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
Tuesday
Aug032010

DORIS C. LEVINER

October 28, 1921 – August 2, 2010
 
 
ANDERSON, SC - Doris Elizabeth Campbell Crenshaw Leviner, age 88, formerly of River Street, died Monday, August 2, 2010 at Brookside Living Center.
 
Born in the Friendship Community near Seneca, SC on October 28, 1921 Mrs. Leviner was a daughter of the late James Oscar Campbell and Bessie Moore Campbell.  She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
 
Survivors include her son, Carlton Leviner and his wife, Cathey; daughters, Mary Avant and her husband, Bobby and Margaret Fox and her husband Richard; three grandchildren, Robert M. Avant, III, Mary Elizabeth Holbrooks, all of Anderson and SPC Richard Kyle Wilson, serving in Afghanistan.
 
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, James L. Crenshaw and Olin D. Leviner and three brothers, Billy, Paul and Leonard Campbell.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 4:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Curtis Bundy.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm.
 
Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 31, Anderson, SC 29621.
 
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements
Sunday
Aug012010

JOYCE C. JORDAN

January 16, 1936 – July 31, 2010
ANDERSON, SC - Mrs. Joyce C. Jordan age 74, of 109 St. James Court, passed away at her residence on Saturday July 31, 2010.
 
Born in Anderson, SC, she was the daughter of the late Mack Lloyd Carnes and Winnie Walls Carnes. Mrs. Jordan was a graduate of Girls High, Class of 1954.  She was a gracious homemaker and had previously worked at the John B. Lee Music Store, K-Mart, Darby Electric and the Seawright Company.  She was a faithful member of High Praises Church of God.
 
Joyce was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, affectionally known as “Nana.”  She is survived by her husband, James Carlton Jordan; daughter, Karen Bannister and her husband, Ronnie of Belton, SC; son, Phil Jordan and his wife, Jodele of Fair Play, SC; brothers, Fred Brock of Salem, SC, Harold Carnes and Gary Carnes, both of Anderson, Sc; five grandchildren, Jamie, Julie, Jeremy Bannister, Katie Jordan and Ernie Jones.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm at High Praises Church of God officiated by the Reverends Chris Sustar and James Dyar and Elder Ray Davis.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 
 
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Monday, August 2, 2010 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
 
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

 

Sunday
Aug012010

MRS. WILLIE LEE BROWN

July 30, 1923 – July 29, 2010
 
BELTON, SC - Mrs. Willie Lee Brown, age 86, of 129 Stevenson Drive, wife of the late John Charles Brown, died Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House.
 
Born in Franklin County, GA on July 30, 1923, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late William Leroy Green and Cola Husie Reynolds Green.  She was a life long resident of Iva until she moved to Belton in 2004.  She was a founding member of Iva Church of God of Prophecy 
 
Survivors include her sons, Major Lee Brown and James Wendell Brown, both of Iva; daughters, Patricia A. Martin of Belton and Cola M. McGill of Starr; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.
 
In addition to her husband and parents, she predeceased by a son, Charles Jerome Brown; grandson, Jody McGill; four brothers and three sisters.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm at Iva Church of God of Prophecy officiated by the Reverends Stanley Campbell and Sam Duncan.  Interment will follow in Iva City Cemetery.
 
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Saturday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
 
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or Iva Church of God of Prophecy, P.O. Box 745, Iva, SC 29655.
 
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.