Today in Anderson History

February 11, 1906

 The Rev. J.S. Cartledge was a beloved pastor at Anderson’s First Presbyterian Church. He delivered his final sermon there on February 11, 1906, and the congregation said their good byes to him. The following day, Rev. Cartledge moved to Chester, South Carolina, where he would begin his new ministry. His sermon was described as deep and impressive, and his closing words brought ears to the eyes of many.

The Cartledge family was deeply involved in the Presbyterian church. His father, Groves Harrison Cartledge, his brother, Thomas Davidson Cartledge, and his uncle C.W. Lane were all Presbyterian ministers.

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Thursday
Mar182010

GEORGIA RUMSEY McMAHAN

BELTON – Georgia Rumsey McMahan, 93, formerly of Anderson, left this earth to rejoin her husband and all of the loved ones gone on before her on Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

Born June 11, 1916 in Hart County, GA, she was the daughter of the late George Elzy and Nora Ellen Dickert Allen Rumsey. She was the widow of Walter Burley McMahan. She loved and served the Lord while being a homemaker and taking care of family and friends. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Banister (Mike), a nephew she raised in the home, Harold Jefferson (Sybil), and nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a niece raised in the home, Ethel Brown (Mitchel), her brothers, Henry, Jack, and Joe Allen, Levis Rumsey, and her sisters, Fronie Wicker and Leila Jefferson.

Her one wish was to be able to stay in her own home. The family wishes to express their love and appreciation to the special ladies that helped in her care in order for this wish to be fulfilled, Betty Welborn, Faye Bell, Shirley Horne, Reba Collins, Dara Jefferson, Cathy McGraw, and the staff of Interim Hospice.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2010 at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Downtown Chapel, conducted by Chaplain Allyson Helvie of Interim Hospice. Burial will be in New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Friday at the mortuary, 401 North Main Street, Anderson. The family is at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, 120 Timberlane Drive, Belton, SC.

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29301.

Monday
Mar152010

Elizabeth Ayers

October 13, 1994—March 13, 2010

Pendleton, SC- Miss Elizabeth Sue Ayers, age 15, of 1324 Moorehead Place, died Saturday, March 13, 2010 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, she was the daughter of Tripp Ayers and Natasha McClellan Ayers and sister of James Ayers. Elizabeth was a freshman at Pendleton High School, where she was involved in JV Soccer, JV Cheerleading, cross-country running and was enrolled in honors classes. She was also active in the youth group at First Baptist Church of Pendleton.

Survivors include her parents and brother of the home; maternal grandparents, James and Judy McClellan of Marshville, NC; paternal grandmother, Pat Ayers of Simpsonville, SC; great-grandmother, Helena McClellan of Oakboro, NC; aunts, Lana Campbell and Lori Schweers.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Stoy and Agnes Hinson, Helen and Wofford Ayers, and Frank McClellan.

The funeral service will be held at 4PM on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Pendleton officiated by Reverends Courtney Krueger and Jeremy Cook. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6pm-8pm. Elizabeth will be placed in the church at 3:30pm on Wednesday.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Pendleton High School, Athletic Booster Club Scholarship Fund, in memory of Elizabeth Ayers, PO Box 869, Pendleton, SC 29670.

THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Monday
Mar152010

Robbie Jo Southerland

July 6, 1928 – March 13, 2010

ANDERSON, SC - Robbie Jo Hackett Southerland, age 81, wife of Ken Southerland, of 107 Aycock Drive, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at her son’s residence.

Born July 6, 1928 in Mt. Holly, NC, Robbie Jo was a daughter to the late Joe F. Hackett and Fairy Martin Hackett.  She was a charter member of High Praises Church of God and retired from Singer/Ryobi Corp. after 25 years of service.  She was a fun-loving Christian who enjoyed playing practical jokes on her friends and family.

Survivors include her husband of the home; a son, Mark Kenneth Southerland, and his wife, Donna; her daughter, Kathy Marie Cooper, and her husband, Tim, all of Belton, SC; seven grandchildren, Amanda Elgin, Alyssa Elgin, Chelsea Bonifer, Justin Parnell, Rachel Cooper, Melissa Willis, and Morgan Southerland; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, James Huey Hackett of Belton, SC and Rufus V. Hackett of Anderson, SC.

She was predeceased by a son, John F. Tilley; daughter, Linda Faye Elgin; sister, Jimmie Lois Hackett; and brothers, George W. Hackett and Rudolph K. Hackett.

The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:00 PM at The McDougald Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Chris Sustar and Mr. John Jenkins officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at the home of Mark Southerland, 301 Griffin Road, Belton, SC and will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, March 15, 2010 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM.

Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice 2001 E Greenville Street, Anderson, SC 29621.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all the staff of Interim Hospice, for their loving and special care shown during Mrs. Southerland’s illness.

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

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

Sunday
Mar142010

WAYNE GLEASON

IVA – William Wayne Gleason, 69, of 108 Latham Street, died Saturday, March 13, 2010 at his residence.

Born May 2, 1940 in Anderson County, he was the son of the late George Leonard and Gertrude Wicker Gleason. He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired Anderson County employee. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Michelle; children, Billy, Audri, and Greg Gleason, all of New York, and Andy Gleason of Vermont; four sisters, Betty Compton of Pickens, Faye Jones, Renee Mackins, and Carla Gleason, all of Anderson; three brothers, David Gleason of Iva, Rufus Gleason of Belton, and Roger Gleason of Anderson; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Jennie Smith Gleason.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Smith’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL

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Sunday
Mar142010

MISS MARY LOU MARTIN  

ANDERSON – Mary Lou Martin, 95, of Anderson died Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born May 12, 1914 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late John Allen Martin and Annie Elliott McDavid Martin. She was a retired seamstress, volunteer for various organizations, avid worker in her community, member of the Anderson Garden Club and St. John’s United Methodist Church. Miss Martin was a volunteer for Anderson Area Medical Center for 25 years, working in labor and delivery, making packets for new mothers, delivering flowers and updating patient records, always walking to the hospital in rain or snow. She was the first Hospice volunteer in Anderson and was one of the favorites of the volunteers at the Rainey Hospice House; always willing and eager to do whatever was needed. 

When she was 86, she received the Service to Mankind Award, bestowed upon her by the Anderson Sertoma Club. On June 28, 1990, she was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for conscientious and dedicated community service from Modern Woodmen of America. In  1996, the State Annual Convention of the Physically Handicapped Society chose her as their “Queen” and in 1997 she won the state award for the “Most Outstanding Female.” In 2001, she was presented Croxton Award, by the SC Physically Handicapped Society. In 2002, she was the runner-up for the Croxton Award. 

She was well known for her hobby of making dried flower stationary, of which everyone in the family and friends has been honored to receive. She is also well known for her decorated wedding cakes and cheese straws. Her ability to teach, even though she was deaf and could read lips, came in many forms; through all the Scrabble games, Crossword puzzles, sewing tips, cooking hints, table and flower decorations, landscaping ideas, interior design, dolls and toy collections and of course her many books. She started recycling before anyone and would take endless supplies to the Physically Handicapped Boys and Girls on Main Street, who seemed to love to get these recyclables and create a treasure from any remnant.  

She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by various nieces, nephews and great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, John Allen Martin, Roddy Martin and Jack Martin; sister, Caroline M. Hawkins and special friend Barney Darby. 

Funeral service will be held at 3pm Tuesday at St. John’s United Methodist Church with Dr. William R. Childs officiating. A private burial will follow after the service at Ebenezer Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 until 8 at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 Hwy 81 N. 

The family is at the home of the nephew, John Hawkins, 1301 Bryant Road in Anderson.

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or St. John’s United Methodist Church, 303 E. River Street, Anderson, SC 29624.

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

Friday
Mar122010

GWENDOLYN HORTON WEST

ANDERSON-Gwendolyn Horton West of Anderson, SC and Framingham, MA died at age 65, on March 12, 2010.  Born in Bethune, SC on April 3, 1944, she was the daughter of Clayton Wilson and Ethel B. Horton.  Gwen graduated from Camden High School in Camden, South Carolina in 1962.

Gwen’s musical training and abilities developed at a young age to become an accomplished pianist and organist as well as blessed with a significant singing voice.  As early as 12 years of age, she played for congregations at The First Baptist Church in Lugoff, SC.  Later she played at The Salem Baptist Church in the Charlotte, NC area, The Presbyterian Church in Bethune, SC (where she and her family hold membership and is considered to be  her family’s home Church for over 30 years) and at The First Baptist Church in Framingham, MA (where she was music director, pianist and organist for over 10 years).  In Framingham, she directed and conducted music for a multi-faith combining of choir groups from over 75 area Churches during several annual Thanksgiving celebrations.  At the historic 180 year old Framingham Church she delighted in playing the 5th oldest (wooden pipes) organ still functioning in the United States.  In all the communities that she resided, she took pleasure in organizing musical services at nursing homes and homes for the elderly on a frequent basis, especially at holidays.  In several communities she provided piano instruction for a number of students at her home, schools and churches.  On several occasions, she held recitals to show each of her student’s development and progress for the enjoyment of their families and friends.  In all instances she was thrilled in sharing her very accomplished talents and skills.      

For over 30 years, Gwen’s working career included management responsibilities at the Raytheon Corporation in Cambridge, MA.  In the late 1990’s, she joined the founding team that formed the prominent architectural, engineering and construction firm of Process Facilities Incorporated (PFI) based in the Boston, MA and managed office operations in Boston, Philadelphia and California.  After the acquisition of PFI by Parsons Engineering in 2005, she relocated to the Charlotte office in 2006 to provide executive management support for a large Parsons Division.  In Charlotte she held responsibilities for acquiring business operation licenses (architectural, engineering disciplines, construction) and setting up management structures for the Division in a number of states in the US and countries around the world frequently working with State Departments and Departments of State to establish legal entities which Parsons operates under to provide architectural, engineering and construction services for clients globally.         

Gwen is survived by her husband Henry West,  and children,  Tara West Carter (Don),  Scott West (Patti),  Grant West (Joanne Gold),  Clay West (Amanda) and Ami Wood (Cliffton);  and, grandchildren,  Matthew West,  Jake Carter,  CJ Wood and Rowan Carter as well as her mother Ethel Brock Horton.  

Gwen’s family would like to thank:  the Greenville Hospital Services Nursing and Support staffs, and Surgeons - Dr. Bruce Snyder and Dr. Terry Cole and other Partners and Associates;  the Anderson (AnMed) Nursing and Support staffs, and Surgeons – Dr. Matthew George and Dr. David Strathen and other Partners and Associates of the William Buice firm.  With a sincere thank you to Interim Home HealthCare (Anderson) Case Manager/Nurse Debbie Mull and Physical Therapist Mindi Henderson.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2010 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 515 South McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC, conducted by Dr. William Childs and Rev. Fran Elrod. Flowers are accepted.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL

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Friday
Mar122010

LUCY P. MC ALISTER

February 28, 1914 – March 11, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC - Lucy Parnell McAlister, 96, widow of Clarence McAlister, died Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Ellenburg Nursing Home.
 
Born February 28, 1914, in Anderson County, SC, she was the daughter of the late George Parnell and Jessie “Pattie” Campbell Parnell.  She was a member of Pope Drive Baptist Church.
 
Survivors include her son, Ed McAlister and his wife, Emily of Anderson; one sister, Betty Gentry of Anderson; two granddaughters, Robin Kegley and her husband, Geoff of Wilmington, NC and Amy Meredith and her husband, Brett of Greenville, SC; three great-grandsons, Bryson and Foster Kegley and Parker Meredith.
 
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Fred Parnell, Calvin Parnell, Floyd Parnell and Ralph Parnell and three sisters, Madge Warren, Jessie Jennings and Willie Mae Warden.
 
A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at New Silver Brook Cemetery conducted by Reverend Mack Tester.  The family will receive friends following the service.
 
Flowers are optional or memorials may be made to Pope Drive Baptist Church, 2510 Pope Drive, 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 the arrangements.

Thursday
Mar112010

BEATRICE S. MINOR

February 17, 1947 – March 11, 2010
 
BELTON, SC - Beatrice Standard Minor, age 63, wife of John L. Minor of 17710 Brown Avenue Extension, died Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House.
 
Born in Fair Play, SC on February 17, 1947, Mrs. Minor was a daughter of the late Claude Standard and Lela Mae Reece Standard.  She attended Cross Hill Church of God.
 
She is survived by her husband of the home; sons, John Minor of Richland, SC, Chris Minor of Belton and Shannon Minor of Anderson; daughters, Jackie Durbin and Kimberly Pope, of Anderson; two brothers; five sisters; 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
 
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, a sister and a grandchild.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Cross Hill Church of God officiated by the Reverends Edward Huggins and Matthew Hudgens.  Interment will follow in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton.
 
Mrs. Minor will be taken to the home of her sister, Margie McCoy, 2201 Highway 252, Belton, SC where the family will receive friends Friday evening until 9:00 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.

Wednesday
Mar102010

RANDY HAMPTON

April 27, 1952 – March 6, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC - James Randall Hampton, age 57 of Anderson, died Saturday, March 6,2010 at Brookside Living Center.
 
Born in Anderson County, SC, he was a son of the late James Clyde Hampton and Betty Galbert Hampton.
 
Survivors include his sons, Brad Hampton of Easley and Andy Hampton of Seneca.  He was predeceased by a brother, Mike Hampton.
 
No funeral services are planned. THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Wednesday
Mar102010

FLORENCE S. FOWLER

October 5, 1915 – March 10, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC - Florence “Flo” Smith Fowler, age 94, wife of the late Arthur David Fowler, formerly of Wilderness Trail, passed away on March 10, 2010 at the Summit Place in Anderson.
 
Born in Greenville, SC on October 5, 1915, Mrs. Fowler was a daughter of the late Roy L. Smith, Sr., and Sudie Forrester Smith.  She worked in retail in the Anderson area for many years and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Nell Townsend Presbyterian Church.
 
Survivors include her son, Arthur “Art” S. Fowler and his wife, Martha and her daughter, Nancy Fowler Jones, all of Anderson; two grandsons, Keith Jones of Greenville and Scott Jones and his wife, Kelli of Anderson and their children, Noah and Lauren and a sister, Helen Anthony of Lilburn, GA.
 
In addition to her husband, and parents, she was predeceased by her son-in-law, Bill Jones; three brothers and two sisters.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by Reverends Edwin Cooley and Jackie Arnold.   Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday before the service from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm.
 
The family will be at the home of her son, 200 Loblolly Drive, Anderson, SC.
 
Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to Nell Townsend Presbyterian Church, 1601 West End Avenue, Anderson, SC 29625 or 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 McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wednesday
Mar102010

Ruby Shirley

April 22, 1921—March 9, 2010
 
Anderson, SC- Mrs. Ruby Ramey Shirley, age 86, wife of the late Aubrey Newton “Bud” Shirley of 208 Glenwood Avenue died Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at AnMed Health Medical Center.
 
Born in Oconee County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Albert Ramey and Lucinda Ramey. She was retired from Owens Corning Fiberglas and was a member of the Women’s Retirees Group. Ruby was a member of Homeland Park United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was also a member of The Order of the Eastern Star.
 
Survivors include her son, Thomas Michael Shirley of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; daughters, Margaret Vollrath of Anderson, Luanne Shirley of the home and Colleen McNabb of Apollo Beach, FL; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
 
A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at Homeland Park United Methodist Church officiated by Reverends Steve Compton and Joseph Vollrath.
 
The family will receive friends on Wednesday at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6pm-8pm.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homeland Park UMC, c/o 120 Glenwood Avenue, Anderson, SC 29625.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Wednesday
Mar102010

TINA M. WOZNIAK

NOVEMBER 14, 1972 – MARCH 4, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC – Tina M. Wozniak passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2010.
 
Born on November 14, 1972, she was a graduate of Tri-County Technical College and was employed in the Department of Computer Information Technology at Clemson University.
 
She was the beloved & devoted wife of Christopher R. Wozniak; a wonderful loving mother to their children: a three-year-old daughter, Emma Christina Wozniak; and a nine-month-old daughter, Rhett Evelynn Wozniak.  She leaves behind her three adorable dogs: Mindy, Nani, and Oreo.
 
Her parents, Bill & Brenda Worley; and her sister, Tonya Worley, also survive her.
 
A Funeral Mass will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, March 11, 2010, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Clemson, celebrated by Father Hayden J. Vaverek.  A committal service will follow in Memory Gardens, Clemson.
 
The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson, from 6:30 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, March 10, 2010.  A prayer vigil will follow at 8 pm.
 
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to the Emma & Rhett Wozniak Educational Fund, c/o Bank of Anderson, 201 East Greenville Street, 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.