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Wednesday
May192010

KENNETH GRIFFITH

September 24, 1936 – May 17, 2010

PENDLETON, SC - Kenneth Franklin Griffith, age 73, of Pendleton, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2010 at the VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA.

Born in Anderson County, SC, he was a son of the late Cecil Eugene Griffith and Jean Baldwin Griffith.  He was formerly employed with Machine Parts in Anderson, SC and La Frances Industries in Pendleton, SC.  He served in the United States Navy and was a member of the V.F.W.

Survivors include his son, David Griffith; brothers, William Griffith and his wife, Frances and Phil Griffith and his wife, Ann; sisters, Judy Stallings and her husband, Willis and Barbara Kay and her husband, Leon; two grandchildren, Crystal and Patrick Griffith and great-grandson, Matthew Cooper; special Daughter, Deborah Parker and special grandchildren, Alex Busby and Baylee Palmer.

He was predeceased by a son, Kenneth F. Griffith, Jr., and grandson, Kenny Lee Griffith.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm, officiated by the Reverend Fred Custer at Slabtown Cemetery, Pendleton, SC with Military Honors. 

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Anderson County Relay for Life, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC  29615.

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

Tuesday
May182010

BRITTANY MARIE FORTNER

September 18, 1987 – May 17, 2010

ANDERSON, SC - Brittany “Baby Girl” Marie Fortner, age 22 of 302 Cherokee Street, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, May 17, 2010.

Born in Greenville County, SC, Brittany was the daughter of Tommy Ray Fortner and Cathy Vollrath Fortner.  She was a 2006 graduate of Westside High School and a 2010 graduate of Tri-County Technical College, earning an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a Major in Administrative Office Technology.  She worked at BiLo Grocery Stores for the past five years at Lakeside and Highway 24 locations.  She was a dedicated member of Impact Outreach, formerly Orrville Pentecostal Holiness Church and was very active in the “Fired Up” Ministries.  Brittany was dedicated to her Lord, church, work, school and family.  

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Chris Fortner and his wife, Lee Ann; paternal grandparents, Arthur Glenn and Debra Fortner; maternal grandparents, James and JoAnn Vollrath.  Brittany was the beloved aunt of Ans-Lee and Hunter Fortner. 

She was predeceased by her grandmother, Linda Ann Fortner.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Justin Holder and Reverend Stanley Vollrath.  Interment will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery.

The family will be at the home of her parents and will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Flowers will be accepted.  Memorials may be made to Impact Outreach, 1800 S. Murray Avenue, Anderson, SC 29624 or Fellow Helper Ministries, 104 W. 7thAvenue, Easley, SC  29640.

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
May182010

FRANCES BLACK OWEN

ANDERSON, SC -- Frances Black Owen, 72, of 4324 Country Club Circle, Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away May 17, 2010, at AnMed Health Medical Center in Anderson, South Carolina, following an extended, courageous battle with cancer.  

A native of Anderson and a graduate of T. L. Hanna High School, she was the daughter of the late Cliff T. Black and Ruth Whitten Black of Anderson and the wife of Benjamin L. Owen, Jr., of Virginia Beach. For 22 years, she was the administrative high school secretary at Norfolk Christian Schools in Norfolk, Virginia.   There, she was a beloved school icon, performing both administrative duties and tenderly attending to the every need of generations of students she loved.  She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Norfolk, Virginia.  

Mrs. Owen's life was characterized by caring for and loving family and others.  She was a selfless and dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother for whom her faith and her family were paramount.  Surviving her are her husband, Ben Owen, of the home, two daughters, Deborah Owen Jordal of Virginia Beach, Cynthia Diane (Owen) Whitaker of Anderson, two sons-in-law, Edward A. Jordal of Virginia Beach and Evans Whitaker of Anderson, a granddaughter, Ana Jordal of Virginia Beach, a sister, Margaret Black Hill of Anderson, a brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Sylvia Black of Anderson, an uncle, Fred Whitten of Anderson, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins in both South Carolina and Virginia.  

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 20, 2010, at Mrs. Owen's childhood church, North Anderson Baptist Church, 2308 North Main Street in Anderson, and will be conducted by the Reverend Bill Rigsby.  Interment will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson.  A second memorial service will be held in Virginia Beach at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Norfolk Christian Schools Worthy Servants Fund, 255 Thole Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23505. 

Condolences may be expressed at THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME.www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday
May182010

BETTY ADAMS

 October 13, 1931 – May 17, 2010

SIMPSONVILLE, SC - Betty Gilstrap Adams, age 78, of Simpsonville, wife of the late Rev. Billy Joe Adams, died Monday, May 17, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Pickens, SC, Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late Homer Gilstrap and Mertie Hudson Gilstrap.  She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and was a ministers’ wife for over forty years, pastoring churches in North Carolina and South Carolina.  She was a member of Praise Cathedral Church of God in Greer, SC.

Survivors include her son, Stan Adams and his wife, Delores of Starr, SC; daughter, Sue Gable and her fiancé, Lawrence Ashley of Abbeville, SC; brother, Gerald Gilstrap and his wife, Judy of Anderson, SC; sister, Linda Ellis and her husband, John of Pickens, SC; four grandchildren, Robbie Adams, Chuck Adams, Crystal Johns and Shane Gable and seven great-grandchildren. 

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverends Jerry Madden and Bill Waters.  Serving as pallbearers will be Charles Reid, John Ellis, Gerald Gilstrap and Greg Benton.  Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pickens, SC.

The family will be at the home of her son, Stan Adams, 319 Thompson Street, Starr, SC and will receive friends at funeral home on Thursday from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm.

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 to the family by visiting

www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

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

Monday
May172010

RAYMOND A. ALL, JR.

FEBRUARY 28, 1945 – MAY 16, 2010

ANDERSON, SC – Raymond Anthony All, Jr., age 65, of 1910 Northlake Drive, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2010.

Born in Danville, VA, on February 28, 1945, he was the son of the late Raymond Anthony All, Sr., and Lois Watson All.  He served in United States Navy during the Vietnam Era and was aboard the USS Kitty Hawk.  Mr. All retired from Cranston Trucking Company in Greenville.

Survivors include his son, Raymond “Tony” All and wife, Elizabeth B. All of Greer; sisters: Jo All Eskridge and husband, Frank Eskridge of Anderson, and Lois All Vick and husband, Calvin Vick of Greenville; two grandchildren: Jackson Anthony All and Jones Shelton All.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Old Silver Brook Cemetery conducted by Dr. Dennis R. Tedder.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622 

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

Monday
May172010

NINA L. BURDETTE

MARCH 23, 1931 – MAY 16, 2010

ANDERSON, SC – Nina Latrelle Ashworth Burdette, age 79, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Ellenburg Nursing Center.

Born in Anderson, SC, on March 23, 1931, she was a daughter of the late James Thomas Ashworth and Lillie Mae Keys Ashworth.  She was a homemaker and member of Andersonville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children: Ray Burdette of Townville, Joseph L. Porter of Fair Play, and Nina A. King of Anderson; twin sister, Cindy Chambers of Anderson; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren & a great-great grandson.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Burdette; a son, Olin Burdette; a grandson & a great grandchild.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by Dr. Charles Holland and Reverend Bruce Evans. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

The family is at the home of Cindy Chambers, 305 Selwyn Drive, and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday. 

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

The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson.

Sunday
May162010

CAROL ANN CONNOR PATTERSON  

ANDERSON – Carol Ann Connor Patterson, 77, of Anderson, wife of Wayne E. Patterson, died Friday, May 14, 2010 at AnMed Health Medical Center. 

Born September 14, 1932 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Loly Vinton “Pete” and Alma Reynolds Connor. She was a 1950 graduate of Girl’s High School and attended Carolina School of Commerce. Mrs. Patterson worked in the Abney Mills Cost Accounting Dept., later worked at Forrest College, and retired from AnMed Health Nursing Administration Office in 1996. She was a member of Eureka Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Patterson, of the home; daughter, Janelle B. Hembree of Anderson; son, Vinton Hembree and wife, Tammy of Anderson; three beautiful granddaughters, Ashley, Lauren, and Leslie Hembree; adopted daughter, Betty Jane “BJ” Tiller of Anderson; sister, Ceylon Keaton and husband, Joseph of Anderson; and two brothers, Mike Connor and wife, Judy, and Keith Connor and wife, Cheryl, all of Anderson. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Sue Connor Adamson. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Downtown Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary, 401 North Main Street, Anderson. The family is at the residence. 

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, SC Chapter, 4124 Clemson Boulevard, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621, or to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780, or the charity of choice.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL

www.sullivanking.com

Friday
May142010

CHRISTINA L. IZON

JUNE 5, 1974 – MAY 9, 2010

ANDERSON, SC – Christina Lee Izon, age 35, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2010. 

Born in Long Island, NY, on June 5, 1974, she was the daughter of George Izon and Dawn Obarowski Izon.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by her three-year-old daughter, Brianna Moorehouse; her boyfriend, William Anthony Ashby; and her brother, Ryan Izon. 

The Funeral Service will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 16, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by Dr. Jack Couch.  The family will receive friends following the service until 9:00 pm. 

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

Friday
May142010

MATT DUGGAN

February 22, 1985 – May 10, 2010

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL - Matthew Eric Duggan, age 25, of 1496 Boivin Road, Green Cove Springs, FL, died Monday, May 10, 2010 in Jacksonville, FL.

Born in Jacksonville, FL, he was a son of Jim and Fran Hofstadter of Anderson and Curtis Lavon Duggan of Live Oak FL.  Growing up with his brother and sisters in Statesboro, GA, he returned to Jacksonville, FL in 1999 and married Brandace Hall, his sweetheart, of seven years in 2007, having Kylie in January of 2008, she was the joy of his life.  He was self-employed as a landscaper and was a member of Central Baptist Church.  Matt was a loving husband, father, brother and friend.

In addition to his wife, daughter and parents, he is survived by brothers, Marty Duggan and Jimmy Hofstadter; sisters, Megan Duggan and Kristi Hofstadter (Duke); grandparents, Emily Price-Frankford; Walter and Willene Duggan.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at the home of his mother, 602 Timber Lane Road, Anderson, SC and will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 pm. 

A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting

www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

Thursday
May132010

VIRGINIA D. COX

AUGUST 7, 1928 – MAY 9, 2010

CAMDEN, SC – Virginia Dean Cox, age 81, of 1613 Broad Street, Camden, SC, and formerly of 405 Woodlake Road, Anderson, SC, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2010, at her home.

Born in Detroit, MI, on August 7, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Frank Dean & Minnie Martin Dean.  She was a homemaker and had formerly been employed by Anesco and Owens-Corning Fiberglas Plant. 

Survivors include her two sons: Glenn Lee Cox and wife, Vickie Brown of Columbia, TN, and Daniel Francis Cox and wife, Donna Cox of Camden, SC; sisters: Gwen Ragnone of Portland, OR, and Elaine Moon of Pelzer, SC; brother, Ron Dean of Pelzer, SC; five grandchildren: Glenn Cox, Brandon Cox, Bradley Cox, Tara Galloway, and Chase Galloway; four great grandchildren: Will Cox, Campbell Grace Cox, Emily Cox, and Ella Cox.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Dan Cox; a son, Wayne J. Cox; and a brother, Mel V. Dean 

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson, from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm on Sunday, May 16, 2010.  The Funeral Service will follow at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Stan Candler.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

Memorials may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, c/o Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, 167 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425. 

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

Wednesday
May122010

IRENE G. EPSTEIN

ANDERSON, SC – Irene Goldstein Epstein, died February 11, 2010, at the home of her son, William Epstein, in Anderson, SC. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 6:45 pm on Friday, May 21, 2010, at Temple B’Nai Israel, Anderson.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of The Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621, or to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622, or to Temple B’Nai Israel, P.O. Box 491, Anderson, SC 29622. 

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

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

Wednesday
May122010

MABEL SCOTT HANKS  

ANDERSON – Mabel Scott Hanks, 95, a resident of National HealthCare Center, formerly of the Ebenezer Community, widow of Louie Christy Hanks, died Monday, May 10, 2010 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born August 24, 1914 in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late William Auld and Ethel Jane Austin Scott. She was retired lunchroom supervisor at Wright Elementary School and was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the church. 

Survivors include a son, Gerald Scott Hanks and wife, Miriam A. Hanks, a daughter, Sylvia Hanks Atkin and husband, Albert Allen Atkin, Sr., all of Anderson; five grandchildren, Jamie Scott Hanks and wife, Trisha, Matthew Preston Hanks and wife, Jodie, John Andrew Hanks and wife, Kayla, Albert Allen Atkin, Jr. and wife, Kelly, and Christi Atkin Getsinger and husband, Jody; and nine great grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Bertie Austin Scott, Harold Scott, and Thomas Scott (died in W.W.II), and two sisters, Martha S. Washington and Corine S. McKinney. 

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Downtown Chapel, conducted by Rev. Ellen Younker and Rev. Ron Culbertson. Burial will be in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary, 401 North Main Street, Anderson. The family is at the home of Sylvia and Albert Atkin, Sr., 1229 Due West Highway, Anderson. 

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Brenda Hanks, 400 Emerson Bridge Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL

www.sullivanking.com