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Friday
Jul302010

VERA D. CATHEY

February 7, 1926 – July 29, 2010
ANDERSON, SC - Vera Davis Cathey, age 84, of 706 Woodfield Drive, wife of the late William E. Cathey, died Thursday, July 29, 2010 at her residence.
 
Born in Anderson County, SC on February 7, 1926, Mrs. Cathey was a daughter of the late James Floyd Davis and Agnes Matilda Haynes Davis.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a homemaker.
 
Survivors include her son, Ron Cathey of Simpsonville; daughters, Carol Cathey, Donna Cathey and Lynn Cathey of the home; Joan Hatcher and her husband, Charles, of Anderson; sister, Cleo Foster of Anderson; three grandchildren, Jennifer Atkins, Andrea Dalby and Jonathan Hatcher and two great-grandchildren, Madison Atkins and Liam Hatcher.
 
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Vera Louise Cathey; two brothers, Boyce and Henry Davis; sister, Virginia Herring Bowman and, eight half brothers and sisters.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Curtis Bundy.  Interment will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery.
 
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, 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.
 
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
Thursday
Jul292010

ALLEN THOMAS

JULY 28, 1924 – JULY 27, 2010
 
IVA, SC – Mr. Allen Thomas, 85, of 102 Old River Road, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Anderson Place Assisted Living Community after an extended illness.
Born in Lowndesville, S.C., on July 28, 1924, he was the son of the late John Bunyan (J.B.) Thomas, Sr. and Ruth Speed Thomas.  Mr. Thomas is preceded in death by his wife, Marnoceta “Marny” Rice Thomas; a brother, J.B. Thomas, Jr.; and one great grandchild, Emeline Ruth Meadows. He is survived by three daughters: Gwendolyn Thomas Stowe and her husband,Timothy, of Gastonia, N.C., Janet Thomas Parnell  and her husband, William, of Anderson, and Kathy Thomas Glass and her husband, David, of Richmond, V.A. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Jynne Ruth Stowe of Anderson, Christy Stowe Meadows and her husband, Aaron, of Hanahan, S.C., Lauren JoAnn Parnell of Anderson, Jamin Allen Parnell of Shelby, N.C., Erin Nicole Parnell of Anderson, David Allen Glass Jr. and Caroline Rice Glass of Richmond, V.A. and one great grandchild, Elisea Claire Meadows of N. Hanahan, S.C. He is also survived by a sister, Kathleen Thomas and brother, Walter Thomas, both of Iva, S.C.
Mr. Thomas enrolled in the US. Army during World War II and served in the 13th Airborne Army Airforce division from 1943 – 1947. He attended the University of South Carolina before returning to Anderson to work for Eastern Airlines and subsequently opened the Iva Gulf Station with his brother, J.B. Thomas in 1950. He owned several additional businesses including a real estate company where he served as broker. He was a member of the American Legion, Thomas Leverette Post No. 44, where he served as post commander and was district commander for District #6 Anderson/Oconee American Legion in the late 1950’s.  Additionally, Mr. Thomas was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher and trustee.
Mr. Thomas’passion in life aside from his family was in public service where he began his tenure as a town councilman in Iva in 1960. After two terms, he was elected mayor of Iva and served in that capacity for over 23 years. Under his leadership as mayor, numerous civic accomplishments made a lasting impact in the Iva community, the most notable being the opening of the ISLA Medical Center in 1975 (currently AnMed Iva Medical Center) which has served four towns and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Further accomplishments during his public office tenure were the opening of a new town hall and jail complex, fire station, public park/recreation area, library conversion, several land and facility improvement grants, as well as the establishment of a new water treatment system.  Mr. Thomas was known for his progressive yet thoughtful style and prided himself in knowing every town resident and always being available to listen and help others in the community. During his early years
of public service he also served on the boards of several government and civic organizations including the Anderson County Board of Assessors, Anderson County Board of Education, Anderson County Tuberculosis Association, Iva Lions Club (President) and the South Carolina Municipal Association. 
Mr. Thomas continued his commitment to public service upon his appointment as Anderson County Veterans Affairs Officer in 1981 where he served until his retirement in 1987.  Upon retirement, he served on the Anderson County Transportation Board and Anderson Economic Development Board, serving as Chairman and Vice-Chairman, respectively.
The family will receive friends Thursday, July 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson.  The Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 30, at 4:00 pm at Bethel United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Bill Parnell and the Rev. Aaron Meadows. Interment with Military Honors provided by Fort Gordon will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson.
Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 535, 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 arrangements.
Wednesday
Jul282010

RACHEL HARRIS

May 4, 1928 – July 27, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC - Rachel Freeman Tate Harris, age 82, of Anderson, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the AnMed Health Medical Center.
 
Born in Franklin Springs, GA on May 4, 1928, Mrs. Harris was a daughter of the late William Tucker Freeman and Josephine Ray Freeman.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society, a homemaker and a member of Faith Memorial Tabernacle.
 
Survivors include her daughters, Kay Tate Crittendon and Diane Tate Dyar and her husband, Millard; one grandson, Louie Crittendon; a brother, Azel Freeman; and two special friends, Joan Harrell and Bonnie Simmons.
 
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Louie Elrod Tate and her second husband, Walter L. Harris; sixteen brothers and sisters and a great-granddaughter, Destiny Crittendon.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverends Alma Yates, Paul Williams and Greg Hammond.  Interment will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery.
 
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday 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 the arrangements.
Tuesday
Jul272010

ALBERT HAWORTH

 

ANDERSON, SC - Albert "Gene" Haworth 75, of 400 Horseshoe Trail, Anderson, SC, son of the late Albert and Ella died in his sleep on Saturday, July 24th, 2010.
 Mr. Haworth worked overseas for many years and attended Landmark Freewill Baptist Church.
He leaves his wife, Sandra Power Haworth of Anderson; sisters Lucille Householder, Frances Anderson and Mary and Pat Burkhardt all of Knoxville, TN; sons, Mike and Rod Haworth, Pat and David Pruitt and daughter Sandy Stalnaker; grandchildren, Josh and Wendy Haworth, Amanda Ray, Josh Stalnaker, Kayce Stalnaker, Jamie Pruitt, Shannon Billingsley and Tiffany Dyches and three great grandchildren, Christian and Kaleigh Dyches and Saylor Roberts.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

 

Tuesday
Jul272010

GERALD HAMBY

January 14, 1947 – July 22, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC - Harmon Gerald Hamby, age 63, of 503 Hill Street, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at his residence.
 
Born in Anderson, SC on January 14, 1947, Mr. Hamby was a son of the late Andrew Steven Hamby and Hailey Bryum Hamby.  He was a graduate of McDuffie High School.  He was formerly employed with Gluck Mill and was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
 
Survivors include his brothers, Harold, Johnny, Michael and Terry Hamby of Anderson; sisters, Helen Knight of Loganville, GA, Shelby McAlister and Linda Dutton, both of Anderson.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Kenneth, Larry and Boyce Hamby and a sister, Frances Carver.
 
A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 10:00 am at New Silver Brook Cemetery officiated by the Reverend David Pickens. 
 
The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends immediately following the service.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church Building & Grounds Fund, 206 Hill Street, Anderson, SC 29624.
 
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
Thursday
Jul222010

EULA I. MULLIKIN

October 28, 1915 – July 21, 2010

ANDERSON, SC- Miss Eula Irene Mullikin, age 94 of Anderson, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at NHC HealthCare in Anderson.

Born in Anderson County, SC on October 28, 1915, Miss Mullikin was a daughter of the late Clifton Mullikin and Elizabeth Davis Mullikin.  She was a former employee of Lockheed Martin in Marietta, GA, and then was employed with Ryobi until her late 70’s.  Following her retirement, she cared for her father and sisters.

Survivors include her nieces, Debbie Chapman and her husband Roger and Sharon Sisson and her husband, Troy; nephews, Vick and his wife, Sylvia and Ralph, Michael, John Willard, and Ross Mullikin.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Conrad, Victor B, Ralph Clifton and John Willard Mullikin and sisters, Evelyn Mullikin and Ruth Hawkins. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Roland Bearden.  Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 12:30 pm until 1:30 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 the arrangements.

Thursday
Jul222010

LUCILLE T. MAYO

ANDERSON – Lucille Turner Mayo, 92, widow of Clarence Mayo, died Monday, July 19, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Surviving are her son, Jerry Mayo of Orlando, FL and sister, Dorothy Peeler of Charlotte, NC.

Graveside service will be held at 10am Friday at New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 until 8pm at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 Hwy 81 N.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, Grace Episcopal Church or Hospice of the Upstate. 

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

Thursday
Jul222010

ADA FRICKS

May 28, 1921 – July 20, 2010

PENDLETON, SC - Ada Porter Fricks, age 89 of 240 Church Street, wife of the late George “Bug” Fricks, Jr., passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Pickens County, SC on May 28, 1921, Mrs. Fricks was a daughter of the late Richard “Rich” Porter and Elizabeth Hood Porter.  She was a member of Clemson Church of God and attended West Anderson Church of God.  She was a homemaker and a faithful and dedicated wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother.

Survivors include her son, George Richard Fricks and his wife, Diane; two grandchildren; Toby Fricks and his wife, Susannah and Scott Fricks and his wife, Christi: three great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Carter and Garrett, all of Pendleton; brother, Floyd Porter; sisters, Virginia Haynie both of Pendleton, Ruby Shinabery of Fort Wayne, IN and Louise Young of Anderson; and special care givers, Myra and Ruby. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Lloyd, Alvin, Roy, Charles “Pete” Porter, Guy and Clyde Gilstrap; sisters, Maybell Holcomb, Christine Gibson and Pearl Albertson and stepmother, Annie Gilstrap Porter.   

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm at West Anderson Church of God officiated by the Reverends Mark Daniel, John Daniel and Terry Carver.  Interment will follow in Memory Gardens in Clemson.

The family will be at the home of her son, 225 S. Elm Street, Pendleton, SC and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Mrs. Fricks will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, 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.

Wednesday
Jul212010

LAURA P. SHEALY

DECEMBER 22, 1918 – JULY 19, 2010

ANDERSON, SC – Laura Pruitt Shealy, wife of the late Colonel Carroll Durham Shealy, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2010, at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, SC, on December 22, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Riley Pruitt.  She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Phyllis G. Shealy; and a grandson, Charles Richard Shealy, II, both of Anderson; sister, Frances Pruitt Welch and brother, William R. Pruitt.

She was predeceased by both sons, Carroll Durham Shealy & Charles Richard Shealy.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11am on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, conducted by The Reverend Paul Slice.

The family is at the home of Phyllis G. Shealy, 605 South Hwy 187, Anderson, and will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at The McDougald Funeral Home.

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

THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Wednesday
Jul212010

DEAN FINLEY

AUGUST 21, 1956 – JULY 18, 2010 

ANDERSON, SC – Harold Dean Finley, age 53, of 1200 Mountain Creek Church Road, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2010.

Born in Anderson, SC, he was the son of Rosa Whitaker Finley-Norris and the late Harold Colie Finley.   He was a graduate of Crescent High School and served in the National Guard.  Mr. Finley was a former textiles employee.

Survivors include his mother, Rosa W. Finley –Norris and husband, Reverend Robert Norris, of Anderson, SC; daughter, Deana Flick of Decatur, AL; sister, Wanda Nichols of Anderson, SC; and two granddaughters.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the Mountain Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

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

THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Tuesday
Jul202010

MARY CLEVELAND

May 5, 1922 – July 19, 2010

ANDERSON, SC - Mary Ella Gwinn Cleveland, age 88, died Monday, July 19, 2010, at AnMed Medical Health Center. 

Born in Cross Anchor, SC, on May 7, 1922, Mrs. Cleveland was the daughter of the late Paul Julian Gwinn, Sr. and Helen Holms Weaver.  She worked at Abney Mills for many years.  She was a member of Order of The Eastern Star and a member of Orrville Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter Faye Fletcher Pierce and her husband James of Anderson; brother, Paul J. Gwinn, Jr., and wife, Millie of Pascagoula, MS; grandchildren, Mel Fletcher and his wife, Lynne, Mikal Mitchell and husband, Zale, Beverly Hankins, great-grand children, Jake Fletcher, John Michael Zerbonia and his wife Nikki, Clinton Hankins, Preslee Hankins, Mitch Mitchell and Evan Brown. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Marcus “Buck” Beverly Cleveland; two sisters, Rachel G. Stone and her husband James and Betty Jo Winn; a son in law, Melvin E. Fletcher. 

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park officiated by Dr. Wendell Bannister.  The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Faye Pierce, 105 Gregory Court, Anderson, SC.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Tuesday
Jul202010

TOMMY JONES

ANDERSON- Tommy Lewis Jones, 54. of Anderson,  died Monday July 19, 2010.

Born September 23, 1955 in Greenville, he was the son of Leonard Harold and Willie Mae Jones. He was a small business owner, avid sportsman and die-hard Gamecock fan. He was a family man and member of Sierra Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sabrina Pearson Jones of the home, daughter, Amy Craft Whitney and her husband, Tony of Anderson; granddaughter, Palin Whitney; sister, Nancy Revis and her husband, Ed and special pet, Little Sang.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel with Pastor Rex Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Easley. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 AM Wednesday prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Sierra Baptist Church, Building Fund,  or Sierra Baptist Church AWANA Program, 2800 Waccamaw Trail, Anderson, SC 29621.

The family respectfully requests that friends refrain from wearing colognes and/or perfumes during the services.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, Northeast Chapel, www.sullivanking.com