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Monday
Apr122010

DAVID CLEMENT

March 11, 1951  - April 11, 2010

Anderson, SC – David Clement, age 59, of 144 Old Asbury Road, passed away April 11, 2010, at The Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Lenior, NC, on March 11, 1951, he was the son of J. Fred Clement and Juanita Rogers Clement. He was a graduate of T.L. Hanna. He serviced in the United States Marine Corps.  He worked in heavy highway construction as an operator and mechanic, with Clement Brothers, a family owned business.  He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, sister Kathy Hammond and her husband, Richard, of Anderson; a special niece April Thompson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased in death by twin brothers, Jackie and Mackie Clement, brother, Joe D. Clement, and a sister Joyce C. Thompson.

A Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at New Prospect Baptist Church officiated by Reverend Tom Turner.

The family will at the residence and will receive friends on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, following the service.

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

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

Monday
Apr122010

JACKIE DONNELLY, JR

April 1, 1956 - April 10, 2010

Anderson, SC – John “Jackie” Donnelly, Jr., age 54, of 203 Miracle Mile Drive, passed away April 10, 2010, at The Hospice House.

Born in Weehawken, NJ, on April 1, 1956, he was the son of Alice B. Donnelly and the late Jack Donnelly.  He was a 1974 graduate of T.L. Hanna and attended Clemson University.

He was an avid golfer and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his mother, a son, Trey Woodard of Columbia, brother, Brian L. Donnelly and his wife, Debbie of Powdersville; sisters, Nancy O’Rourke and her husband, John and Mary Alice Kelley and her husband, Steve, all of Anderson, Claire Redding and fiancé” Larry Trotter, Jr. of Herndon, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held for Mr. Donnelly, at a later date. 

Memorials can be made to The Hospice House of the Upstate, 1935 Rogers Road, 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.

Monday
Apr122010

MILDRED T. THOMPSON

DECEMBER 29, 1920 – APRIL 9, 2010

STARR, SC – Mildred Tolbert Thompson, age 89, formerly of 7820-B Highway 81 South, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010, at Ellenburg Nursing Home.

Born in Greenville County on December 29, 1920, she was the oldest of five daughters born to John Robert Tolbert and Goldie Campbell Tolbert.  Mrs. Thompson was a 1943 graduate of Lander College and completed post-graduate work at the University of South Carolina.  She retired in 1980 after thirty years of service as a public school teacher.  She was a member of the South Carolina Education Association and the Palmetto State Teachers Association.  Mrs. Thompson was a member of Starr Baptist Church.  She was descended from several Pioneer families in the Upstate – namely the Campbell, Coker, & Berry families of Greenville County and the Tolbert, Collins, Payne, and Morton families of Abbeville & Greenwood Counties.

Survivors include her son, Richard E. Thompson and wife, Joyce B. Thompson, of Starr, S.C.; two grandsons: Wallace M. “Wally” Thompson of Seattle, WA, and Addison E. “Adam” Thompson of Charleston, S.C.  Two sisters also survive her: Emmiline T. Young of Greenwood, S.C., and Julia T. Morrison of Ware Shoals, S.C.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Richard E. Thompson; and two sisters: Florence T. Harley and Nancy Red Tolbert.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 12, 2010, at Starr Baptist Church conducted by the Reverend Tony Howell.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

A private family committal service will be held at Old Silver Brook Cemetery. The family is the home of Richard & Joyce Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sue E. Morton Scholarship Fund of Erskine College, Post Office Box 608, Due West, S.C. 29639. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.

The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Saturday
Apr102010

DONNIE RICHARD TUCKER

 December 25, 1945 – April 10, 2010

Anderson, SC  - Donnie Richard Tucker, age 64, of 2827 W. Whitner Street, Anderson, passed away April 10 2010, at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, SC, he was the son of Fay Worley Tucker, and the late Lawson Thaddeus Tucker. 

Survivors include his mother, a son, Donnie Richard Tucker, II and his wife, Quata, daughter, Natalie Jean Spears and her husband, Todd,  all of  Ohio; two grandchildren, Katie and Shane Spears; one great- granddaughter Annaliese; brothers, Duane Holman Tucker and his wife, Lee, of Gastonia, NC, and Durron Thaddeus Tucker and his wife, Penny, of Pennsylvania .

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 3:00 pm at The McDougald Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Reverend Jerry Nation.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Monday, April 12, 2010, from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm before the service.

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
Apr102010

GERALDINE BEUSSE TINSLEY

May 18, 1927 – April 10, 2010

Anderson, SC – Gladys Geraldine Beusse Tinsley, age 82, of 456 Williamston Road, Anderson, SC, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson, SC.

Born in Anderson, SC on May 18, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie L. Beusse and Eldarado Beusse. She retired from textiles and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Dennis Tinsley and his wife Sylvia, and two daughters, Pam Standard and Vickie Bolt and her husband Johnny, all of Anderson, SC; a brother, Joe D. Beusse and his wife Evelyn and a sister, Webbie Cole, all of Anderson, SC; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Geraldine is predeceased by her husband, Floyd Earl Tinsley, a brother, Rufus L. Beusse and a sister, Blondelle Addison.

A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at New Silver Brook Cemetery with Reverend Curtis Bundy officiating. 

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends on Sunday, April 11, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1935 Rogers Road, 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 arrangements.

Saturday
Apr102010

JANE JONES HAMBY

April 7, 1947 – April 9, 2010

Anderson, SC - Fredda Jane Jones Hamby, age 63, of 3503 Woodcone Trail, Anderson, passed away April 9, 2010, at her residence.

Born in Anderson, SC, she was the daughter of the late Fred Jack Jones and Mildred Edwards Jones.  She was a graduate of T.L. Hanna High School.  She retired from Owens Corning after 29 years of service, after retiring she worked at Belk’s Department Store for several years. She was a member of Orrville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Robin Williford and her husband Eric, of Hartwell GA, Tommy Hamby and his wife Darlene, of Abbeville, SC, Shelia Rogers and her husband Keith, Sandy Simmons and her husband Tim, all of Williamston, SC, Terry Hamby and his wife Beth, of Pelzer, SC; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a sister, Brenda Jones.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 2:00 pm at Orrville Baptist Church officiated by the Dr. Wendell Bannister and the Reverend Charles Allen.

The body will be placed in the Church at 1:00 pm Monday. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Sunday, April 11, 2010, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Flowers will be accepted or Memorials can be made to Orrville Baptist Church, 2620 S. Main Street, 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.

Saturday
Apr102010

WILLIAM CALVIN GARRETT

August 20, 1928 -April 10, 2010

Anderson, SC - William Calvin “Bill” Garrett, age 81, of 28 South Lake Ridge Drive, Iva, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2010, at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late William Haskell Garrett and Hazel Painter Garrett.  He served in the United States Air Force and in the Civil Air Patrol.  He attended First Baptist Church of Iva and volunteered with New Hope Harvest Food Bank.

Survivors include his sons, Mark Garrett and Roger Garrett both of Cocoa, FL, a daughter, Kathy Baines of Melbourne, FL; eleven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sisters, Doris Blakely and her husband Bill, of Abbeville, SC, Ileen Rector and her husband Procter, of Greenville, SC, and a loving friend, Betty Gray.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Paul Garrett.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Iva officiated by the Reverend Jerry Gray.

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

Flowers are optional Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Iva, 9536 S Highway 81, 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.

Friday
Apr092010

TRAVIS THRASHER

LaFRANCE – Charles Travis Thrasher, Sr., 73, formerly of LaFrance, husband of the late Lily Mae Thrasher, died Friday, April 9, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born April 6, 1937 in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Noah Clarence and Fannie Lawton Thrasher.  He was a retired employee of Equinox Mill and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Thrasher loved fishing and racing.

Survivors include his children, Buster Thrasher and wife, Debbie of Pendleton, Janice Thrasher of Iva, Jimmy Thrasher and wife, Sheila of LaFrance, and Eddie Thrasher and wife, Kim of Sandy Springs; stepson, Johnny Meadows and wife, Lisa of Lexington, GA; stepdaughter, Darlene Roper of Pendleton; l6 grandchildren, including Roger Thrasher of Anderson, who was raised in the home; two great grandchildren; four sisters, Joyce Glenn of LaFrance, Mary Thrasher of Seneca, Reba Blalock of Hartwell, GA, and Audrey Fuller of Seneca; and his first wife, Betty Wilson Milford of Iva.

In addition to his second wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Junior Thrasher, Harold Thrasher, Billy Thrasher, and Milford Thrasher, and one sister, Wanda Thrasher.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, conducted by Rev. David Blizzard. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. Family members are at their respective homes and will be at the home of a sister, Audrey Fuller, 159 Spoon Road, Seneca, following the visitation.

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

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, NORTHEAST CHAPEL

www.sullivanking.com

Thursday
Apr082010

VIVIAN WATSON

May 4, 1919 – April 7, 2010

FAIR PLAY, SC - Vivian Marie Rumsey Watson, age 90, wife of the late Edward Hampton Watson, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Country Christian Care in Fair Play, SC.

Born in Reed Creek, GA, she was a daughter of the late Wofford Henry Rumsey and Quillie Cecile Craft Rumsey.  She retired from textiles with Milliken at Abbeville Mills.  Mrs. Watson was an avid gardener, enjoyed fishing and was well known for her macaroni pie.  She was a member of Orrville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Henry E. Watson and his wife, Susan, and L. Richard Watson and his wife, Sherry, all of Seneca, SC and James Wesley Rumsey and his wife, Lillian of Walhalla, SC; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, Jimmy Ray Watson and three sisters.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 11:00 am at The McDougald Funeral Home Chapel officiated by the Reverend Dr. Wendell Bannister.  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 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.

Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to Orrville Baptist Church, 2620 S. Main Street, Anderson, SC 29624.

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
Apr062010

ANNIEMARIE EATON

ATLANTA, GA - Annemarie Eaton, age 102, of Atlanta died Friday March 26, 2010.  She was born in Mannheim, Germany, to Carl Alfred and Clara Reis and was married to Paul Theodore Eaton in November 1929.

Photo Courtesy of AJC, Copyright 2010In 1938 the couple, along with their three young children, emigrated from Germany to Atlanta where Mrs. Eaton enrolled in Georgia Tech’s evening school because women were not allowed to be in regular degree programs.  She studied industrial engineering and subsequently became a systems analyst for Sears, Roebuck that was located at the time on Ponce de Leon Avenue..  Later she was credit manager at the J.P. Allen Department Store. She returned to graduate school at Georgia State University and earned a master’s degree in gerontology at the age of seventy years old, making her the oldest person to earn a degree from GSU. As her master’s degree project she was one of the founders of the Life Enrichment Services in DeKalb County, an organization that provides programs and services that enhance the lives of seniors.  She held a passionate belief that seniors should remain active and engaged, and she lived this belief every day. She became a nationally known gerontologist and served on the White House Council on Aging and was honored by the Georgia General Assembly. She is the author of eight books that relate to aging.  Several were written on her computer when she was in her late nineties.  GSU Institute of Gerontology established a scholarship in her name. On the occasion of her 100th birthday, both Georgia Tech and Georgia State honored her as being their oldest living alumna.  At Tech she was recognized as a Woman of Distinction and she is part of their oral history project.

She also became an internet expert and corresponded via e-mail with friends all over the world.

Her greatest love was her large family and every five years starting with her 80th birthday she invited her widely scattered progeny to an enormous birthday party.

Mrs. Eaton was preceded in death by her husband and by an infant grandson, John Eaton.

She is survived by three children and their spouses, Clairelis and William Baxter, Charles and Marylyn Eaton and Goetz and Carolyn Eaton; by 12 grandchildren and by 22 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at. Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1722 Oak Grove Road, Decatur GA, Friday, April 9 at 11 AM. 

In lieu of flowers, those desiring please make a contribution to the Georgia Tech Living History Program for Annemarie Eaton, Georgia Tech Foundation, 706 Spring St., Suite 400, Atlanta GA 30308; Anne Eaton Scholarship Fund, c/o The Georgia State University Foundation, P.O. Box 3963, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA30302-3963; or Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1722 Oak Grove Road, Decatur, GA 30033.

Courtesy announcement by THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, Anderson, SC.

Tuesday
Apr062010

Myrtle Lee Pruitt Burkhard

May 24, 1929 – April 2, 2010

ANDERSON, SC - Myrtle Lee Pruitt Burkhard, age 80, wife of the late Ronald Burkhard, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2010, at the Rainey Hospice House,

Born in Anderson, SC, she was a daughter of the late Joe Pruitt and Minnie Pruitt Hilley.  She was a bookkeeper at Woolworth’s Dept. Store in Anderson, SC for many years before moving to New York where she lived for twenty years.  She returned to Anderson, and she worked at Winn Dixie until she retired.  She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne Dunn of Anderson and Jimmy Dunn of Miami, FL; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Robert Pruitt and a sister, Sarah P. Manley.

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Noon at Forest Lawn Memorial Park officiated by the Reverend Kurt Stutler.

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made John Wesley United Methodist Church, c/o Faith Lewis, 3007 Quail Ridge Road, Anderson, SC 29625.

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.

Tuesday
Apr062010

Gladys Jewell Cathey

ANDERSON – Gladys Jewell Cathey, 82, of 323 E. Benson Street, Wil-Mary Apartments, died Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born September 7, 1927 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late John and Lola King Hanks. She was a retired textile employee with Orr-Lyons Mill and was a member of Taylor Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Hunter and husband, Fred of Anderson; and one grandson, Ryan Earl Hunter. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church conducted by Rev. Brent Lollis and Layman Harry Osborne. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. The family is at the home of her daughter, 329 Monti Drive, Anderson. 

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