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Wednesday
Sep162009

ROMAN CEPEDA

FEBRUARY 27, 1915 – SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
 
ANDERSON, SC – Roman Cepeda, age 94, of 3080 Park Avenue, Bronx, NY, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at the home of his grandson in Anderson, SC.
 
Born in Puerto Rico on February 27, 1915, he was a son of the late Manuell Carrasquillo Borea and Francisca Cepeda Cruz.  He was a College Professor while residing in Puerto Rico and a Postman while residing in New York. Survivors include his wife, Socorro Pizarro Cepeda of Anderson, SC; grandson: Christopher Turley and wife, Jill; great grandchildren: Catlyn Turley, Glenn Turley, Lexus Turley, Damian Turley, Domenic Turley, and Joshua Rollins.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Maria Cepeda Turley; and brothers & sisters: Pablo, Demetrio, Francis, Secilio, Dorotea, Isabel, and Catalina Carrasquillo.
 
The Funeral Service will be held at 4 pm on Saturday, September 19, 2009, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Ray Longnecker.   Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm on Friday, September 18, 2009, at the funeral home. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday
Sep162009

BETH CHAMBLEE

AUGUST 30, 1920-SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
 
ANDERSON, SC – Mrs. Ida Beth Rainey Chamblee, age 89, of 2014 College Avenue passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.
 
Born in Starr, SC, on August 30, 1920, she was a daughter of the late John Alvin Rainey and Lucy Todd Rainey.  Mrs. Chamblee was Valedictorian of her graduating class at Starr High School and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Anderson.
 
Mrs. Chamblee is survived by her daughter, Lynn Chamblee Brown, of the home; two grandchildren: Russell Brown and Dexter Brown; three great grandchildren: Matthew Brown, Christian Brown, and Justin Brown; and one sister, Mary Ellen Kirkpatrick of Anderson.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Pershing Aubrey Chamblee; one sister, Catherine Rainey Shirley and one brother, Samuel Todd Rainey.
 
The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm on Friday, September 18, 2009.   A Graveside Service will follow at 3 pm at New Silver Brook Cemetery, conducted by the Reverend Dr. Dennis Tedder and Father Hayden Vaverek. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday
Sep152009

FREDDIE BLACKWOOD, JR

July 17, 1947 – September 14, 2009
 
SALUDA, SC - Freddie Mason Blackwood, Jr., age 62, formerly of 320 Dogwood Street, Anderson, died Monday, September 14, 2009 at Saluda Nursing Center.
 
Born in Spartanburg, SC on July 17, 1947, he was the son of Doris McBee Blackwood of Anderson and the late Freddie Mason Blackwood Sr..  He was a United States Marine Corps veteran having served in the Vietnam War.  Mr. Blackwood was a member of North Anderson Baptist Church.  Freddie was involved with Promise Keepers and volunteered at the Haven of Rest Ministries.
 
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Meghan Brynna Blackwood of Athens, GA; granddaughter, Alexis Mason Jane Cottle; sister, Jan Wilson and her husband, Mike of Athens, GA; niece, Natalie Brooke Amey; nephew Patrick Michael Wilson and great-nephew, Shawn S. Williams.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 3:30 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Bill Rigsby.  Serving as pallbearers will be Patrick Wilson, Mike Wilson, Chuck Shook, Mike Thrasher, and Shawn Williams.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Military Honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 pm until 3:15 pm. The family will be at the home of his mother, 320 Dogwood Street, Anderson.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Anderson Baptist Church Building Fund 2308 N. Main Street, Anderson, SC 29621 or the American Diabetes Association, Upstate Chapter, 16 Brozzini St., #A, Greenville, SC  29615-5339. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

Monday
Sep142009

MIKE OLIVER

November 14, 1966 – September 12, 2009
 
     Anderson, SC – Michael Eugene Oliver, age 42, of 110 Frances Street, died Saturday, September 12, 2009 at his residence. Born in Anderson, SC, he was the son of Gerald Oliver of Anderson and Nancy Tucker Standard and her husband, Bud, of Belton. He attended River of Life Church of God.
 
     Survivors include three brothers, Curtis Oliver of Simpsonville, SC, Chris Oliver of Anderson, SC and Eddie Oliver of Williamston, SC; two sisters, Cindy Hanks and Connie Hamby, both of Belton, SC; and grandparents, Nellie Oliver, Joel Mize and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Tucker. Mr. Oliver is predeceased by grandparents, Pearl Mize, Reverend Olin Oliver, and Lela Standard; nephew, Garrett Hanks; step-sister, Rita Standard and step-brother, Dean Standard.
 
      The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 2:30 pm, with Rev. Patrick Keown officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home. The family will be at 1525 James Cox Road, Belton, SC. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

Monday
Sep142009

JAMES T. WILKERSON

ANDERSON – James Thomas Wilkerson, 75, of Anderson, husband of Linda Wilkerson, died Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Regency Hospital in Greenville.

Born August 13, 1934 in Hartwell, GA, he was the son of the late Walter and Garland Minish Wilkerson. He was a graduate of Hartwell High School and Clemson College in 1955 where he was a member of Pershing Rifles. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Later he worked for Lowenstein and Monsanto Company in Columbia, SC, Decatur, AL, Charlotte, NC and New York City, NY. He twice won the Master Salesman Award for outstanding achievement with Monsanto. After retirement he moved to Anderson and joined the real estate firm of Maxwell and Co. Jim had been a volunteer with the Literacy Association, Keep America Beautiful and the Harper’s Ridge Homeowners Association. He enjoyed gardening, antique collecting and art, both as a collector and as an artist.

Surviving are his wife of almost 50 years, Linda Waters Wilkerson, of the home, three children, Kandy Howatt (Bobby) of Roswell, GA, James Thomas “Todd” Wilkerson, Jr. (Lesley) of Sandy Springs, GA and Paige Zoltewicz (Jack) of Bloomington, IN; 11 grandchildren, Michael, Caroline, Christopher, Lily, Emma, Elsa, Eli, Henry, Charlie, Tyler and Valerie; one brother, Jerry Obie Wilkerson (Mary Lou) of Seattle, WA.

A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Monday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haven of Rest, 219 W. Whitner St, Anderson, SC 29624.

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

 
Friday
Sep112009

Glenda Gail York

                                                    September 6, 1951 – September 9, 2009
Starr, SC - Glenda Gail York, 58, wife of Elonzo York of 226 Robinwood Circle, died Wednesday, September 09, 2009 at Abbeville Area Medical Center. Born in Anderson, SC, Gail was a daughter of  the late John Glenn Thrasher, Sr., and Virginia Hembree Thrasher.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and sister.
 
Survivors include her husband of forty years, Elonzo Ray York; son, Bobby Ray York of the home; daughter, Brenda Gail York of Starr; siblings, John Glenn Thrasher, Jr., James Thrasher, Sharon Davis and Donald Thrasher; special niece, Lisa Stone and other nieces and nephews and five grandchildren, Rochelle York, Tyvon Galloway, Matthew York, Justin and Jessica York.
 
A private family memorial service will be held. The family is at the home of her daughter, 205 Pettigrew Road, Starr, SC. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting
The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Friday
Sep112009

SUSAN P. RUSHTON

JUNE 23, 1956 – SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
 
PENDLETON, SC – Susan Sarah Pruitt Rushton, age 53, of 110 Pruitt Street, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2009, at her home. Born in Anderson County on June 23, 1956, she was a daughter of the late Roy Pruitt and Myrtis Tollison Pruitt.  Mrs. Rushton received a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Southern Wesleyan University and was an Administrative Assistant to the Registrar of Clemson University.  She was a member of Pendleton United Methodist Church and was a lifelong musician.
 
Survivors include her husband, Stephen T. Rushton of the home; children: a daughter, Stephanie Rushton of Beaufort, SC; a son, Geoffrey Rushton and wife, Jessica of Pendleton, SC; a grandson, Wesley Rushton, also of Pendleton, SC; and one sister, Nelwyn P. Landreth of Anderson, SC. The Funeral Service will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, September 13, 2009, at Pendleton United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend Ben Barnett. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
 
The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6 pm until 8 pm on Saturday, September 12, 2009. The family will be at their respective homes. It is suggested that memorials be made to the Pendleton United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 646, Pendleton, SC 29670, or to the Susan Pruitt Rushton Endowment, c/o Southern Wesleyan University, Post Office Box 1020, Central, SC 29630.

Thursday
Sep102009

LARRY McCLELLAN

ANDERSON – James Larry McClellan, 71, of 314 Lazy Street, husband of Patricia Parker McClellan, died Thursday, September 10, 2009 at his home. Born December 5, 1937 in Anderson, SC, he was the son of the late Calhoun and Martha Erskine McClellan. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Mr. McClellan was a retired Commercial Pilot. He was a former resident of Greenville and Charlotte. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Pat, of the home; three sons, Gene Roger McClellan of Rock Hill, James Allan McClellan of Richburg, and Jerry Anthony McClellan of Jacksonville, FL; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren; brother, Terry McClellan of Anderson, and a sister, Ann Brown of Athens, GA. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Donna Jean McClellan.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, conducted by Dr. Jack Couch. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Boulevard, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621.

 
Thursday
Sep102009

MARY L. HOPKINS

OCTOBER 31, 1910 – SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
 
ANDERSON, SC – Mary Lankford Hopkins, age 98, of 406 Long Forest Circle, Anderson, died on Thursday morning at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Mary Hopkins was born on October 31, 1910, in Sikeston, Missouri to Joe and Gertrude Lankford.  She was married to the late Harold Hopkins, her husband of nearly fifty years.  She lived in Chaffee, Missouri nearly all her life before moving to Anderson in 1997.  She was blessed with nearly 99 years of life before her death at the Rainey Hospice House on September 10, 2009.  She is a member of Concord Baptist Church in Anderson.
 
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Leslie and Kenneth Lankford.  She is survived by two sons and their spouses, Jae and Akiko Hopkins of San Diego, California and Mark and Ruth Hopkins of Anderson, SC.  Mrs. Hopkins had five grandchildren: Amy Hopkins of Atlanta, GA, Sara Bopp, Joe Hopkins, and Andy Hopkins of Simpsonville, SC, Steve Hopkins of Warwick, RI, and ten great grandchildren.
 
Mary Hopkins was a teacher in Missouri for almost forty years and, also, was a well-known musician who traveled with the 140th Infantry Band as a soloist in her youth.  She taught English and directed choirs and play productions for most of her professional life.  She also taught the Senior Women’s Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church in Chaffee, Missouri, for many years – a class that was previously taught by her Mother.  She often said that her greatest pride was in her sons, her grandchildren, and her great grandchildren.  She was a sixth decade member of the PEO and was an avid Bridge player.
 
In more recent years, she was most appreciative of her many friends here in Anderson who walked with her daily at the Anderson Mall and her Sunday School Class friends at Concord Baptist Church. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:30 pm on Friday, September 11, 2009, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. Don Cox officiating.  Visitation for the family will occur preceding the service from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm.  Interment will be near Chaffee, Missouri, where Mrs. Hopkins lived most of her life.
 
The family will be at the residence, 406 Long Forest Circle, Anderson.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Music Ministry of Concord Baptist Church, 1012 Concord Road, Anderson, SC 29621, or to Hospice of The Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.

Thursday
Sep102009

ROBERT L. CHAMBLEE, PhD

MAY 31, 1923 – SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
 
ANDERSON, SC – Robert L. Chamblee, PhD, age 86, longtime resident of New York City, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Anderson. Born in Starr, SC, on May 31, 1923, he was a son of the late Reeves Chamblee and Minnie Bond Chamblee.  He was a United States Army Veteran where he attained the rank of First Lieutenant while serving in France from 1950 – 1952.
 
Additionally, he was educated in Iva, South Carolina, did undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina, and received other degrees from Columbia University in New York.  Dr. Chamblee was a retired professor, having taught at Columbia University and Baruch College, both in New York.  During his teaching profession, he taught Communication, Business Communication, English, Marketing and Management.  Also, he was a Promotion Writer for CBS Television Network, an Advertising Copywriter for Fuller, Smith, & Ross, Inc., and McCaffrey & McCall, two of the world’s largest advertising agencies.  He produced countless articles and publications in his field of expertise as well as even writing a screenplay for Warner Bros. Studio in Hollywood, California. Dr. Chamblee was highly decorated for his professional accomplishments; he was a recipient for numerous awards, namely receiving the Fosdick Readership Award countless times, the Starch-Intra-Hooper Award, the Fragrance Foundation Award for Excellence in Fragrance Advertising, and a Certificate of Merit for the Art Director’s Club of New York Award for placing second in a the 1970 CBS Network Competition for the best television broadcast promotion.  He was a member of the American Academy of Advertising and the Public Relations Society of America.
 
Survivors include his sisters, Lizzie C. Thompson of Anderson, Jean C. Blackwell of Greenville, Betty C. Rogers of Fork; and a brother, Dwain “Whit” Chamblee of Starr.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. His parents and siblings predeceased him, Reba C. Geer, William Chamblee, Reeves Chamblee, Jr., and Jess Chamblee.
 
A Graveside Service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, September 10, 2009, at the Starr Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Reverend Dr. James R. Thomason.    The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 East Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

Thursday
Sep102009

Mrs. Mallie Clinkscales Hadden

Belton S.C. - Mrs. Mallie Clinkscales Hadden age 82, died Monday September 7, 2009. She was born in Anderson County and was the daughter of the late Sylvester Clinkscales, and Buelah Richardson Clinkscales. She was the wife of the late John Hadden, and a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  Survivors include one sister Ida C. Johnson. Brother Fleet L. Clinkscales. One grandson William A. (Sharon) Hadden Jr., and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 12:00 P.M. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 7:00-7:30P.M. at the funeral home.  Holloway’s Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. The family is at 203 A. East Union Dr., Belton SC.

Wednesday
Sep092009

CATHERINE B. HENDRICKS

June 11, 1921 – September 7, 2009
 
ANDERSON, SC - Catherine Odell Burdette Lowe Hendricks, age 88, of Anderson, SC, died Monday, September 7, 2009 at Willow Creek Living Center in Iva, SC. Born in Iva, SC, she was a daughter of the late George Washington Burdette and Eula Mae McMahan Burdette and was a graduate of Iva High School.  During Catherine and Rev. Hendricks’ membership at Eureka Baptist Church, they were involved in the missions of the church.  They helped in the founding of Old Fields Baptist Church in Moorefield, West Virginia, where he served as their first pastor.  Also they served as pastor at Valley River Baptist Church, Andrews, NC, and the Cherokee Baptist Church, Cherokee, NC.  Catherine was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anderson.
 
She is survived by her children: son, Michael John Lowe and his wife, Sandra Owens Lowe and their daughter, Leah-Lane Lowe and her husband, Damon Hege; daughter, Patricia Lane Lowe Whitfield and her husband, Stanley and their daughter, Crystal Whitfield, their son, Richard Whitfield and his wife, Tammy and their children, Hannah and Amanda Taylor and Jonathan Sutherland; step-daughter, Sandi Hendricks Clark and her son, Jeff Duncan; step-son, Cliff Hendricks and his children, Latasha, Jeremy and Joey ; step-daughter, Sharon Trotter and her children, Andy, Matt and Leslie; step-son, the late Steve Hendricks and his children, Mike and Josh; sister, Ruth Ellen Burdette Cash Neely and her husband, Kirk Neely and their son, Bruce Cash and his wife, Kitty, and a niece, Karen Paige Gillespie and her husband, Charles.
 
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, John Clayton Lowe and her second husband, Rev. J. D. Hendricks; daughter, Theresa Ann Lowe; step-son, Steve Hendricks; sisters, Mary Louise Burdette Paige and Miriam Geraldine Burdette. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 3:30 pm at Old Silver Brook Cemetery officiated by the Reverend Dr. James R. Thomason.
 
The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The family will be at the home of her son, Michael Lowe, 511 Jackson Road, Anderson, SC. The family would like to thank all the staff at Willow Creek Living Center for the special care of Mrs. Hendricks during her years there. Memorials may be made to Anderson Interfaith Ministries, P.O. Box 1136, Anderson, SC 29622.
 
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com