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Tuesday
Mar022010

VIRGINIA C. HOMOL

MARCH 27, 1948 – MARCH 1, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC – Virginia Celina Homol, age 61, beloved wife of Edward Homol, Sr., of Anderson, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2010.
 
Born in Fall River, MA, on March 27, 1948, she was a daughter of Roland Longchamp, a World War II Veteran, and the late Imelda St. Onge Longchamp.  She was stricken with illness her entire life.  Mrs. Homol passed away peacefully at her home with her husband of 43 years by her side.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
 
Survivors include her husband, Edward Homol, Sr; children: Robin Fisher of Belton, Edward Homol, Jr. of Anderson, Cindy McGee of Anderson, and Tina Capell of Anderson; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; and four sisters.
 
The Funeral Mass will be at 12 noon Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church celebrated by Father Hayden J. Vaverek. Entombment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
 
The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tuesday
Mar022010

LEONARD TAYLOR

June 28, 1935 – March 2, 2010
IVA, SC - Leonard Taylor, age 74, husband of Sara Robinson Taylor of 202 Project Road, passed away on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 at his residence.
 
Born in Anderson, SC, he was a son of the late Floyd Taylor and Viola Davis Taylor.  He was a well-known and trusted painter in the Anderson and Iva areas.  He especially enjoyed decorating his home for Christmas.
 
Survivors include his wife of the home; children, Vickie Snow and her husband, Ricky of Iva, SC, Brad Taylor and his wife, Sally of Lowndesville, SC and Tim Taylor of Iva, SC; brothers, Aubrey and Jimmy Taylor and sister, Shelby Erwin, all of Anderson, SC; five granddaughters, Jessica Driver, Jennifer Black, Amber Snow, Brayden Taylor and Gracie Taylor; five great-grandchildren, Jarrett, Jaylyn, Logan, Caden and Lane.
 
He was predeceased by a brother, Calvin Taylor.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Iva, officiated by the Reverend Jerry Gray.  Interment will follow in Iva City Cemetery.
 
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  Mr. Taylor will be placed in the church at 1:00 pm on Thursday.
 
Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to Iva Rescue Squad, P.O. 519, 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.

Tuesday
Mar022010

ELLEN ALBERT

August 25, 1920 – February 25, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC - Ellen Joseph Albert, age 89, wife of the late Nanan Albert, died Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Ellenburg Nursing Center.
 
Born in Trinidad, she was daughter of the late Ramkallia Joseph.  She moved to the United States in 1995 from San Fernando, Trinidad and was a member of Iva Church of God.  She was a homemaker.
 
Survivors include her sons, Dr. Frederick Albert and Lionel Albert, both of Canada, Russell Albert of PA, Cecil Albert of Anderson, Charlie Albert, and Steve Albert both of Iva; daughter, Elsie Pelkey of Orlando, FL; 33 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was predeceased by three children, Ivy Bhagoutie, Raymond Albert and Arnold Albert.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm at Iva Church of God officiated by the Reverends Gene Graham and Sam Mathura.  Mrs. Albert will be laid to rest at Paradise Cemetery in Trinidad.
 
The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday, March 4, 2010 fro 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Mrs. Albert will be placed in the church at 2:00 pm on Friday.
 
The family will be at their respective homes.
 
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
Mar022010

BOB SHOEMAKER

OCTOBER 10, 1922 – MARCH 1, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC – Robert Victor Shoemaker, age 87, of 501 Broadwater Circle, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2010, at AnMed Health Medical Center.
 
Born in Flushing, NY, on October 10, 1922, he was a son of the late Henry Shoemaker and Una Vinton Shoemaker.  He was a United States Army Veteran having served during the European Theater under General Patton’s Third Army in World War II.  He was honorably discharged from the Army earning honors including the American Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He went on to complete a thirty-year career in Law Enforcement in New York. He retired at the rank of Sergeant with the Nassau County Police Department. While a resident of Garden City, NY, he served as President of the Western Property Owners Association. He then moved to Anderson, SC where he was an active member of the Anderson Mid-Day Lions Club for over twenty years, serving as President for two years.  He was also a member of the Carolina Cycle Riders Club for over twenty years, being their oldest active member.  He was a beloved family member and friend, talented poet, and an eternal story teller who always had a sense of humor.
 
Survivors include his wife, Andréa Brown Shoemaker; two daughters: Kathleen Gwen Mulz and husband, John Michael Mulz of China Grove, NC, and Roberta Ann Gerard and husband, Michael James Gerard of Newark, DE; brother, Donald R. Shoemaker of Las Vegas, NV, sister, Elizabeth Kinzel of Davie, FL; five grandchildren: Jennifer Michelle Mulz, John Robert Mulz, Daniella Gabrielle Gerard, Christian Michael Gerard, & Jonathan Emilio Gerard; and one great grandson, Charlie Desmond Mulz.
 
The Funeral Service will be held at 11 am on Friday, March 5, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, conducted by the Reverend Dr. Jack Couch.  Military Honors will be rendered by Fort Gordon. 
 
The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6pm until 8pm on Thursday, March 4, 2010.
 
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to the Anderson Mid-Day Lions Club, Post Office Box 13155, Anderson, SC 29624.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
 
THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Tuesday
Mar022010

JAMIE GUNTER

JUNE 5, 1964 – MARCH 1, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC – James Ralph Gunter, age 45, of 1011 Cove Circle, passed away at his home on March 1, 2010.
 
Born in Anderson, SC, on June 5, 1964, he was a son of Sylvia Patterson Gunter and the late Mac Gunter.  He was a graduate of Westside High School and was employed by Robert Bosch Corp.
 
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Crystal Y. Strickland, of the home; a brother, Trad Gunter of Walhalla, SC; a sister, Crystal Gunter of Anderson, SC; a great-grandmother, Myrtle Gunter of Elberton, GA; and an uncle & aunt, Melvin & Barbara Pepper of Salisbury, NC.  Two nephews and three nieces also survive him.
 
The Funeral Service will be at 4 pm on Thursday, March 4, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Dr. Jack Couch. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
The family is at the home and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, from 5pm until 7pm.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Anderson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2262, Anderson, SC 29622, or to the charity of one’s choice.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
 
THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Tuesday
Mar022010

Jimmy Ray Lollis

April 8, 1952—February 25, 2010
 
Anderson, SC- Mr. Jimmy Ray Lollis, WD4BUH, age 57, of 4 Harris Street, died at his home on February 25th.
 
He was a son of the late William and Gertrude Devall Lollis.
 
Surviving are: sister, Janice Walters; brother, Jackie Lollis; several nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by one brother, Tommy Lollis.
 
A graveside service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at New Silver Brook Cemetery officiated by Les Shattuck. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Anderson Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 1525, Anderson, SC 29622.
 
THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Monday
Mar012010

JOSEPH M. HOLAHAN, JR.

MAY 19, 1917 – FEBRUARY 24, 2010
ANDERSON, SC – Joseph Myles Holahan, Jr., age 92, husband of the late Katherine Englert Holahan, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at NHC Healthcare of Anderson.
 
Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, on May 19, 1917, he was the son of the late Joseph Myles Holahan and Florence Kelleher Holahan.  He served in the United States Army National Guard, was a 1939 graduate of Manhattan College, and retired from True Temper as an Industrial Engineer. Mr. Holahan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he was a founder of the Hilltoppers and was formerly active within the Knights of Columbus. For many years he was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
 
Survivors include his children: Christine Turner of Charleston, SC, Cathleen LaFave and husband, Jim, of Hickory, NC, Donald Francis Holahan and wife, Joanne, of Geneva, OH, Leo Andrew Holahan and wife, Julie, of Covington, GA, and Thomas A. Holahan and wife, Kimberly, of Anderson, SC; a sister, Ursula Holahan of Charleston, SC; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
 
In addition to his parents & wife, he was predeceased by a son, Joseph M. Holahan, III; and a sister, Audrey Stenson.
 
A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 5, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church celebrated by Father Aubrey McNeil, OFM.  Interment will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery.
 
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday, March 4, 2010, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm.  A Prayer Service will follow at 7:30 pm conducted by Father Hayden J. Vaverek.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that, memorials be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church and School, 1200 Cornelia Road, Anderson, South Carolina 29621 or to Meals on Wheels, Post Office Box 285, Anderson, South Carolina 29622.
 
The family is at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Holahan, 1308 Hunters Trail, Anderson.
 
An online message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
 
THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Monday
Mar012010

Dr. Don Garrison

Dr. Don C. Garrison, 75, of Easley, SC, died Saturday, February 27, 2010, after a brief illness at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Smith Garrison, of the home; one son, Major Donnie R. Garrison and his wife, Cheryl and grandsons, Bolt and Bryant Garrison, of Easley. His mother, Vera M. Garrison of Pickens; two brothers, David Garrison and wife, Ruth, of Pickens and Dan Garrison and wife Linda of Easley.

Dr. Garrison was born in Liberty, SC, son of Vera Medlock Garrison of Liberty and the late Ernest Casper Garrison. In addition to his father, Dr. Garrison was predeceased by his niece, Lynn Garrison, of Pickens.

He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Furman University and Doctorate from Duke University.

Dr. Garrison was President of Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, SC, from November 1971 through June 2003. In 2002, the Tri-County Technical College Commission recognized Dr. Garrison by naming the Pendleton campus in his honor.

In his early years in education Dr. Garrison was Head Coach at Palmetto High School, Assistant Football Coach at Pendleton High and Easley High. He also served as Interim President, Vice President, Dean of Allied Health Sciences, and Evening Dean at Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC from 1963-1971.

Dr. Garrison was President of the Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF), Washington DC, from 1981-1984. He was named as a Gen. Jimmy Doolittle Fellow and a Lt. Gen. Ira Eaker Fellow for his service to AEF. His many state and national honors included the Air Force Association's Medal of Merit in 1984. He established the first memorial in SC to those who served in the Vietnam war, served as Chairman of the Board of the S.C. Military Family Care Association, and was active with the 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command Family Readiness Group, Anderson S.C..

He was awarded the Order of the Palmetto and the Order of the Silver Crescent by the Governor of South Carolina. He received the A. Wade Martin Award from the SC State Board for Technical Education and the Marie Y. Martin Administrators Award and the President of the Year Award by the American Association of Community College Trustees.

Dr. Garrison will be remembered as a fervent Christian, Deacon and Sunday School teacher. At the time of his death, he was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and the Inspiration Bible Fellowship Class.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00PM Monday at Robinson Funeral Home- Powdersville Road.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday at Rock Springs Baptist Church with the Drs' David Gallamore and John Adams officiating. Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, in care of Rock Springs Baptist Church, 201 Rock Springs Road, Easley, SC 29642.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road

Sunday
Feb282010

Cecil Whiten

April 9, 1928 – February 27, 2010
 
Anderson, SC – Roy Cecil Whiten, age 81, of 1303 P & N Drive, died Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the AnMed Medical Health Center.
 
Born in Toccoa, GA, Cecil was the son of the late Charles Avery “Charlie” Whiten and Ethel Martin Whiten. He served his country in the Army Air Corp. during WWII.  He retired from Owens Corning Fiberglas after thirty years of service.  He was a Mason as well as a Shriner and a member of Eureka Baptist Church.
 
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Whiten Adams and her husband Joe, of Taylors, SC.; two grandchildren, Laura Adams and Army Specialist, Ryan Adams.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou “Peggy” Butler Whiten; brothers, Lewis Whiten, Charles  “ Frog” Whiten, Hurbert Whiten, Ralph Whiten, Don Whiten, and sisters, Veneeta Smith, Dorothy Cooper, Rachel Walden.
 
The Funeral Service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Eureka Baptist Church officiated by Reverend Robert Dickard and Reverend Dr. Ron Fousek.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided by Campbell Patriots Post 184.
 
The family will at their respective homes and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Monday, March 1, 2010, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
 
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Eureka Baptist Church, 1600 North Highway 29, 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.

Sunday
Feb282010

Herbert “Bill” Johnson

August 12, 1936—February 28, 2010
 
Anderson, SC-Mr. Herbert “Bill” Johnson, age 73, husband of Celia Scott Johnson, of 200 Fairlane Drive, died Sunday, February 28, 2010 at AnMed Health Medical Center.
 
Born in Belton, he was a son of the late Harry Lee Johnson and Nellie Ann Black Johnson Vaughn.  He was retired from Anderson County Road Maintenance and was a member of High Praises Church of God. “Bill” was also the program coordinator and athletic director for The Salvation Army Boys Club from 1959-1966.
 
Survivors include his wife of the home; son, Deron Johnson and his wife Krista of Anderson; daughter, Pam Johnson Lowe and her husband Ronald Lowe, Jr. of Anderson; four grandchildren, Tyler Lowe, Amber Johnson, Brittany Lowe, and Courtney Johnson; two brothers, Carl and Gordon Johnson, both of Anderson.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Johnson.
 
The funeral service will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at High Praises Church of God officiated by Reverend Chris Sustar. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends from 6pm-8pm on Tuesday at The McDougald Funeral Home. Mr. Johnson will be placed in the church at 12 Noon on Wednesday.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
 
THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Sunday
Feb282010

Sara Sue Wright

June 4, 1926 – February 27, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC - Sara Sue Royston Wright, age 83, of 216 Richey Circle, died, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House.
 
Born in Royston, GA, Mrs. Wright was a daughter to the late Walter Royston and Bernice Pierce Royston.  She was a homemaker and a faithful member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
 
She is survived by her children, Michael Wright and his wife, La Donna of Belton, SC, Robert Wright and his wife, Susan of Anderson, SC, and Gloria Wright Lawson and her husband, Brad of Kennewick, WA;  six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and a brother, George Junior Royston of Danielsville, GA.
 
She was predeceased by her husband, James Roy Wright; a sister, Louise Royston Dutton, and brothers, Richard, Eugene, Robert Lee, Buddy, and Paul Royston.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 2:00PM in The McDougald Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Glenn Taylor officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, February 28, 2010 from 7:00PM until 9:00PM.
 
The family will be at the home of Michael Wright, 2120 Bethany Church Road, Belton, SC.
 
Memorials may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, P.O. Box 13063, Anderson, SC 29624.
 
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.

Sunday
Feb282010

Mike Luper

December 19, 1944—February 27, 2010
 
Taylors, SC- Mr. James Michael “Mike” Luper, age 65, husband of Grace Baker Luper, of 1506 Pinecroft Drive, died Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Rainey Hospice House.
 
Born in LaGrange, GA, he was a son of the late Arthur Faulkner Luper. Mike was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was a retired self-employed general contractor. He attended Taylors Church of God.
 
Survivors include his wife of the home; sons, Jeremy Foshee of NC and Stephen Luper of Anderson; daughters, Shanon Luper of Columbia and Hannah Luper of Taylors; two grandchildren; two brothers, Ken Luper of Anderson and Darrell Luper of Outer Banks, NC.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Luper.
 
The funeral service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by Reverend Scott Wiggins. Interment will follow in M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery with Military honors.
 
The family will receive friends on Monday from 6pm-8pm at the funeral home.
 
The family will be at the home of his sister-in-law, Jean Frost, 205 Cloverdale Drive in Anderson.
 
Flowers are optional, however, memorials may 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.
 
THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.