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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.
Saturday
Jul312010

RICK T. PARKS

ANDERSON – Richard Truman Parks, 58, of 106 Cedar Road, husband of Janice Mize Parks, died Thursday, July 29, 2010 at MUSC in Charleston.
Born January 14, 1952 in Anderson, he graduated from McDuffie High School in 1970. He worked for Wood Heating and Air for many years. Rick was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer. 
Surviving are his wife, Janice of the home; two sons, Kevin Parks (Shasta) and Travis Parks; twin daughters, Lisa Parks Bradford (Danny) and Leslie Parks Jimenez (Dan); 5 grandchildren, Natalie, Hannah, Brody, Konner and Cooper all of Anderson; mother, Miriam Jeanette Parks Fant of Belton; 2 sisters, Yvonne Harper of Locust Grove, GA and Mandy Parks Hopkins (Floyd) of Anderson and brother, Stan Parks of Belton. He was preceded in death by his father, William Parks and his stepfather, Bill Fant. 
Funeral service will be held at 3pm Sunday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Downtown Chapel with Revs. Lee Kinnerly and J. Floyd Stansell, Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 until 8pm at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Downtown Chapel, 401 N. Main. The family is at the home. 
Memorials may be made to Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 E. Calhoun St., Anderson, SC 29621.
SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL www.sullivanking.com
Saturday
Jul312010

JAMES VICKERY

MAY 1, 1926 – JULY 29, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC -- James Boyd Vickery, age 84, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Brookside Living Center.
 
Born in Elbert County on May 1, 1926, he was a son of the late Lester Vickery and Lois Cornell Vickery.  Mr. Vickery served in the United States Navy and retired from Laco Construction Company in Charleston.  He was a member of Pope Drive Baptist Church.
 
Survivors include his wife, Edith Walters Vickery, of the home; a son, Pat Vickery and wife, JoAnn of Anderson; a granddaughter, Joanna Herath and husband, John of Raleigh, NC; and a sister, Sara McCollum of Iva.
 
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Joel Vickery.
 
The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 31, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Mack Tester. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
 
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to Pope Drive Baptist Church, 2510 Pope Drive, Anderson, SC 29625.
 
The Vickery Family would like to gratefully acknowledge the Staff of Brookside Living Center and Dr. Winston Floyd for the wonderful care given to Mr. Vickery.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
 
THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.
Friday
Jul302010

MARION JONES

December 2, 1938 – July 29, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC - Marion Winford Jones, age 71, husband of Shirley Ann Brown Jones of 303 Burris Street, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at his residence.
 
Born in Anderson, SC on December 2, 1938, Mr. Jones was the son of the late Winford N. Jones and Lois Hampton Jones Simpson.  He worked at Appleton Mill for many years and later retired from Clark- Schwebel.  He was a member of Westside Church of God of Prophecy.
 
Survivors include his sons, Mark Jones and his wife, Gayle, Timothy Jones and his wife, Tracy, Matthew Jones and his wife, Kim, all of Anderson; daughter, Diane Cruse and her husband, Charles of Central; sister, Geraldine Whitfield of Starr; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Wayne Jones; a daughter, Renea Jones and a sister, Nancy Vickery.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverends Joe Mayfield and David Merck.  Interment will follow in Anderson Memorial Gardens. 
 
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
 
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
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.