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Wednesday
Sep152010

BRENDA RENE’ JOHNSON

February 7, 1960 – September 13, 2010

ANDERSON, SC - Brenda Rene’ Johnson, age 50 of Anderson, SC, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2010 at the AnMed Health Medical Center. 

Born in Greenville, SC, she was a daughter of Brenda Smothers Jackson.  She was known as “NaNa” being a kind and gracious lady who helped many young people throughout her life.  She was a member of Wren Memorial Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her longtime companion, Ronald Larry “Chino” Foster; sons, Ricky Allen Johnson, Jr., Wesley Eugene Johnson and Boagy Brooks Johnson; brother, Joseph Sizemore; sister, Beth Eckard and five grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Ricky Allen Johnson and a sister, Mildred Jones Gasper.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral officiated by the Reverend Ace Allen and Reverend Lloyd Edmond.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 E. Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621 or The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, c/o Sarcoma Research, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX  77210-4486 

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.

Tuesday
Sep142010

MISS PAMELA ALEXANDER

November 15, 1954 – September 13, 2010

ANDERSON, SC - Miss Pamela Ann Alexander, age 55 formerly of Keys Street, died Monday, September 13, 2010 at Ellenburg Nursing Center. 

Born in Anderson, SC on November 15, 1954, she was a daughter of the late Alfred Oswall Alexander and Martha Viola Beasley Heaton. She worked for many years at the Frigidaire Corporation and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sisters, Vickie Bowen and Hope Wicker, of Starr; brothers, John Malloy of Starr, Terry Alexander of Sandy Springs and Ralph Alexander of Anderson and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Donald Alexander and her step-mother, Dorothy Alexander who raised and cared for her for many years. 

A Cryptside Service will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 4:30 pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum officiated by the Reverend Dale Bradley.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Special Olympics SC Area #14, P.O. Box 1049, Anderson, SC 29622. 

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.

Tuesday
Sep142010

TONY KERNELS

ANDERSON - John Anthony Kernels, 61, of  Northlake Dr., husband of Tracy Campbell Kernels, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born August 26, 1949 in Anderson, he was the son of Alvis and Pat Kernels and his mother, the late Johnnie Wilson Kernels. He was a former employee of both J. Roy Martin Roofing Company and Anderson County as their Lake Patrolman of Broadway Lake. He was a disabled Vietnam Veteran and a member of Boulevard Baptist Church. 

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Tracy C. Kernels, 2 sons, Travis and Dylan Kernels all of Anderson; grandson, Brennon Kernels; father and step-mother, Alvis and Pat Kernels;  sister, Sylvia Brown; 2 brothers, Jay and Scott Kernels; step-sister, Sydney Brown all of Anderson; a step-brother, John Van Blaricom of Franklin, KY; numerous nieces and nephews and his 2 favorite cats, KitKat and Pumpkin. 

Graveside service will be held at 1pm Thursday at M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery with Revs. Bob Marcaurelle and David Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8pm at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel. 

The family will be at the home of Alvis and Pat Kernels, 108 Ming Lane.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P. O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622 or Meadowbrook Baptist Church, 2003 Lynn Ave,, SC 29621.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, NORTHEAST CHAPEL www.sullivanking.com

Monday
Sep132010

LEILA F. PATTERSON

AUGUST 24, 1923 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 

ANDERSON, SC – Leila Fletcher Patterson, age 87, wife of the late Webb E. Patterson, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 13, 2010, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Anderson, SC, on August 24, 1923, she was a daughter of the late John Waymond & Mossie Stone Fletcher.  Mrs. Patterson was a member of Pope Drive Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Wes Patterson and wife, Diane of Anderson, SC; a daughter, Gayle Patterson of Anderson, SC; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Patterson of Anderson, SC; and four grandchildren: Daryl Patterson and wife, Diane, Parra Nix and husband, David, Kristie Parker and husband, Jason, & Jonathan Patterson; six great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one son, Eugene Patterson; three sisters: Mrs. Charles (Margie) Moorehead, Mrs. Frank (Genevieve) Johnson, and an infant sister, Jeanette Fletcher; and one brother, John Lewis Fletcher and wife, Sadie. 

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, conducted by Reverend Mack Tester and the Reverend Ken Wright.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

The family is at the home of her daughter, Gayle Patterson, 208 Pine Bark Road, Anderson, and will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at The McDougald Funeral Home.

Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Pope Drive Baptist Church, 2510 Pope Drive, Anderson, SC 29625.

THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, Anderson.

Monday
Sep132010

JOHN G. DENNIS

June 29, 1957 – September 11, 2010

Anderson, SC - John Garvice “J.D.”  Dennis, age 53, of 2812 LeConte Road, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2010.

Born in Newberry, SC, Mr. Dennis was a son of the late Henry Ross Dennis and Edith Taylor Dennis. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved the outdoors. He was an avid USC Gamecock fan and was of the Lutheran faith.

Survivors include his brother, Richard Henry Dennis and his wife Donna of Anderson, SC; nieces Kristi Hughes and her husband Grady of Starr, SC, Sonya Baker of Starr, SC, and Lindsay Oliver and her husband Ben of Anderson, SC; and one great-niece and great-nephew.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Dennis is predeceased by his sister, Ann Dennis Baker.

The Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Chaplain Michael Linkins officiating.

The family will be at the home of his brother, 310 Keithwood Drive, Anderson, SC and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Flowers are optional or memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, PO Box 285, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Sunday
Sep122010

MRS. EUNICE HARBIN MORGAN

ANDERSON – Eunice Harbin Morgan, 99, of 2203 Harbin Drive, widow of Elsie Lee Morgan, died Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born October 22, 1910 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Baylis Crayton and Mettie Cartee Harbin. She was a homemaker and a member of Taylor Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Martin and husband, Thomas Raymond Martin, and Evelyn Henson, all of Anderson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jim Henson; four sisters, Ina H. Campbell, Ada Harbin, Lucia Harbin, and Susie H. Watson; and one brother, James C. Harbin, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, conducted by Dr. Ronald Moore and Rev. Brent Lollis. Burial will be in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the home of a niece and nephew, Martha and Glenn Padgett, 2012 College Avenue, Anderson.

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

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, NORTHEAST CHAPEL

www.sullivanking.com

Sunday
Sep122010

CHRISTOPHER BLAIR

January 7, 1983 – September 11, 2010

Anderson, SC - Christopher “Critter” Dennis Blair, age 27, of 407 Taylor Street, Anderson, SC, husband of April Brown Blair, passed away Saturday, September 11, in Anderson. 

Born in Anderson, SC on January 7, 1983, Mr. Blair was a son of Barbara Sue Gordon Blair and the late Randy Calvin Blair. He attended Westside High School and worked as a plumber for Searault Plumbing Company. Sergeant Blair served in the SC Army National Guard and was a decorated noncommissioned officer who was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Palmetto Service Ribbon. He was an avid video gamer and was a UFC Fight fan. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed playing with his son.

Survivors include his wife of the home, April Marie Brown Blair; a son, Christopher Dennis Blair, Jr. of the home; a brother, J.R. Abernathy and his wife Wendy of Anderson, SC; father-in-law, Eddie Brown of Anderson, SC; mother-in-law, Tanna Stukes of Iva, SC; uncle, Ronnie Blair; and a cousin, Dustin Blair, serving in the U.S. Army in Germany.

In addition to his father, Mr. Blair is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Margaret and Grady Blair and his maternal grandparents, Mildred and William Gordon.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, conducted by Chaplain (Col.) Lawrence Dennis, with Military Honors by the South Carolina National Guard.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.

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

THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Sunday
Sep122010

AVIS P. SANDERS

April 29, 1936 – September 12, 2010

Anderson, SC - Avis Pritchard Clark Sanders, age 74, of 603 Cromer Road, wife of James David Sanders, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Anderson Area Medical Center. 

Born to the late Thomas and Lois Pritchard on April 29, 1936, Mrs. Sanders worked for many years at Scott Manufacturing and was a member of Homeland Park Baptist Church. 

In addition to her husband James David Sanders of the home, Mrs. Sanders is survived by her son Michael Boltin and his wife Anna of Belton, SC, and one granddaughter, Ansley Boltin.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sanders is predeceased by her former husband, Don Clark and several brothers and sisters. 

The Funeral Service will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Homeland Park Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Cox officiating. Interment will follow in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will be at the home and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Monday, September 13, 2010 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The body will be placed in the church at 12:30 pm on Tuesday.

Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Homeland Park Baptist Church, 3010 Abbeville Highway, Anderson, SC 29624.

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

Sunday
Sep122010

MICHELE L. EVANS

June 16, 1944 – September 5, 2010

Anderson, SC - Michele Evans, age 66, of 621 Jackson Street, Anderson, SC, widow of the late Robert Wayne Evans, died Sunday, September 5, 2010 at her residence.

Born in Indiana on June 16, 2010, Mrs. Evans was the daughter of the late Robert and Marjorie Leesman.

Survivors include her son, Scott Evans of Terre Haute, IN and her daughter, Cori Ellen Evans of Fountain Inn, SC, and four grandchildren.

In keeping with her wishes, Mrs. Evans will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Meals on Wheels, PO Box 285, Anderson, SC 29621.

A message of condolence may be sent to www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.

Saturday
Sep112010

BILLIE LEE CRAWFORD

June 17, 1947 – September 9, 2010

BELTON, SC - Mrs. Billie Lee Crawford, 63, wife of Roy Crawford of Stockdale Drive, died Thursday, September 9, 2010.

Born in Anderson, Mrs. Crawford was a daughter of the late Furman Crowe and Nettie Lawson Crowe.  She was a member of Osborne Avenue Church of God.  She was a loving person and always smiling. 

Survivors include her husband of the home; daughters, Lisa Gentry and her husband, Bobby, and Laurie King; brothers, Robert, Furman and Tommy Crowe; sisters, Ressie Hackett and Patricia Smith; three grandchildren, Mandy Hanks, Shelby King and Aaron King.

She was predeceased by a sister, Lilly Mae Hayes.

A Graveside Service will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Park officiated by the Rev. Hudson White.

The family will be at the home of her sister, Patricia, 1039 Brown Road, Belton and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Saturday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Saturday
Sep112010

SARA K.  POORE

ANDERSON, SC – Sara Katherine Poore, beloved wife of seventy years to Captain William Harrison Poore, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 9, 2010, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Mrs. Poore was the daughter of the late Lonnie & Ethel Whitfield.  Along with her husband, she is survived by her son, Melvin Poore and wife, Nancy.  She is also survived by her grandchildren: Coach Brad Poore and wife, Renee; and Libby Poore Bonds.  She has three great grandchildren: Parker Leigh Ann Bonds, Caroline Elizabeth Bonds, and Elijah Bradley Poore.

Mrs. Poore was retired from J.P. Stevens after thirty-five years of faithful service. She and Captain Poore were faithful Christians and members of High Praises Church.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Judge Lawrence Whitfield and Sylvester Whitfield.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 11, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Chris Sustar.  Entombment will follow in the Rosewood Mausoleum of Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family is at the home of Melvin & Nancy Poore, 204 Bowen Road, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday, September 10, 2010.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in the Memory of Sara Poore to High Praises Church of God, 4506 Midway Road, Williamston, SC 29697.

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

Tuesday
Sep072010

RICHARD J. CURRAN

Richard John Curran, 88, husband of Leocadia "Cay" Curran, formerly of Pensacola, FL, died Tuesday, September, 7, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born January 4, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Richard and Constance M. McMacken Curran. He was a WW II Army Veteran and member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Anderson. 

Surviving are his wife, Leocadia Bilewicz Curran of Anderson; children, Richard J. Curran of Hollywood, FL, Kathy Smith (Randy) of Anderson, Tim Curran of Largo, FL, Constance M Reeves-Bookman (Alan) of Pensacola, FL, Patricia Kervahn of Virginia Beach, VA, Joseph Curran (Lenis) of Davie, FL and Robert Curran (Laura) Cooper City, FL.  

Graveside will be held at a later date in Barrancus National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL. 

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