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Monday
Dec032012

Mary Frances Hare

Mary Frances Hare, age 87, of Clemson Downs, Clemson, SC, passed away at her residence on Monday, December 3, 2012. 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The McDougald Funeral Home.

Sunday
Dec022012

ALVIS R. KERNELS

ANDERSON – Alvis Roy Kernels, Jr.,  81, of Anderson, husband of Patricia Kernels, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born November 21, 1931 in Anderson, he was the son of the late Alvis R. Kernels, Sr. and the late Gladys Kinnett Kernels. He was a roofing contractor and member of First Baptist of Anderson. He was a member of Hiram Lodge #68 A.F.M. and the Hejaz Shriners.

Surviving are his wife, Pat Kernels of the home; 2 sons, Jay and Scott Kernels; daughter, Sylvia Brown; step-daughter, Sydney Brown; daughter-in-law, Tracy Kernels all of Anderson; step-son, John Van Blaricom and his wife, Dianne of Franklin, KY; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter and brother, Bobby Ray Kernels of Gastonia. Alvis was preceded in death by his son, Tony Kernels and brother, Paul Kernels.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. 

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY

Saturday
Dec012012

DOROTHY McCLAIN BUSBY

STARR - Dorothy McClain Busby, 97, longtime resident of Starr, died Friday, November 30, 2012 at National Health Care in Anderson. 

Born March 22, 1915 in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late C. Earle and Oria Bolt McClain. She graduated from Anderson Girls High School in 1932. In 1937 she married James Tillman Busby, a marriage of 55 years until his death in 1992. 

She was a member of Starr Baptist Church where she was an active member of the Philathea Sunday School Class and the Missionary Prayer Group as long as her health permitted. She was a devoted homemaker, talented seamstress and cook. She retired from Starr Mills, and after retirement was a carrier for delivering Meals on Wheels. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

She is survived by her children, Nancy Sherer (Joe) and Jim Busby, Jr. (Bennie) of Starr and Ruth McCurry (Rick) of Hartwell, GA; nine grandchildren, Nan Sherer Campbell (Dr. Kenneth), Chip Sherer (Cynthia), Ken Busby (Terry), Kristie Busby Whitfield (Tim), Kevin Busby (Brenda), Scott Templeton (Lisa), Laura Templeton Burns (Steve), Rev. Mac McCurry (Andrea), and Walt McCurry (Candee); 17 great grandchildren; four sisters, Kathryn Sorrow and Deree Dickerson of Anderson, Selwyn Tingen of Piedmont, and Oria Balchin of Graham, NC; and one brother, William McClain of Anderson. 

She was predeceased by a daughter, Martha Templeton and her husband, Robert of Grand Junction, TN; sister, Olga Sain of Memphis, TN; and brothers, George, Robert, Calvin, and Bevin McClain of Anderson and David McClain of Easley. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 3, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Tony Howell, Chip Sherer, and Rev. Mac McCurry. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the home of a daughter, Nancy and Joe Sherer, 118 McCoy Drive, Starr. 

Memorials may be made to Starr Baptist Church, P.O. Box 137, Starr, SC 29684 or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 4258, Anderson, SC 29622. 

The family wishes to thank NHC and its dedicated staff for their kind and Skillful services.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY

www.sullivanking.com

Friday
Nov302012

CHARLES E. McALISTER

ANDERSON - Charles Edward McAlister, 81, of Wexford Drive, died Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born January 30, 1931 in Anderson, he was the son of the late Paul T. and Eva G. Black McAlister. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and was a retired letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. McAlister was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. and was a member of Pope Drive Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Brown McAlister of the home; three sons, Mike McAlister of Anderson, Steve McAlister of Townville, and Phillip McAlister and wife, Donna of Anderson; grandsons, Austin McAlister and Cody Evesque; step-grandson, Jeremy McCoy; great grandson, Chance McCoy; and two sisters, Eunice Aiken of Simpsonville and Betty McLees of Anderson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Paul, Clarence, James, Calvin, Hugh, and Gene McAlister and sisters, Evelyn Coster and Catherine Taylor.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sullivan-King Mortuary conducted by Dr. Mack Tester and Phillip McAlister.. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Campbell Patriots Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at their respective homes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pope Drive Baptist Church, 2510 Pope Drive, Anderson, SC 29625 or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621. 

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY

www.sullivanking.com

Friday
Nov302012

GAYLE SANDERS CANN

May 7, 1946 – November 29, 2012

Mrs. Gayle Sanders Cann, age 66, of 114 Gary Road, entered into her Heavenly home on Thursday, November 29, 2012, when she passed away at AnMed Health Medical Center, surrounded by the love of her family.  Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Robert Cody Sanders and the late Eula Cox Sanders.  For forty five years until her death, she was the loving and devoted wife of Gary T. Cann of the residence.

Gayle attended T. L. Hanna High School and graduated from Forrest College with an associate’s degree in the paralegal field.  During her professional career, she was a guardian ad litem, a role in which she was an advocate for disadvantaged children within the court system.  In that role, she had a profound impact on the lives of many young people who perhaps did not have a voice.  Mrs. Cann was a very unselfish and giving person who truly put others before self.  She loved her family dearly and was devoted to her daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren.  Gayle was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.

Survivors left to carry on her legacy in addition to her loving husband, Gary, are her 4 daughters, Dawn Owens, her husband Michael, of Pendleton; Michelle Gambrell and husband Brian, of Starr; Gloria Cann of Central; and Julie Cann Culbreth and husband, Kevin, of Lyman.  Also surviving are a sister, Patricia Dyar and her husband, Henry, of Anderson; 5 grandchildren, Hadley and Shannon Owens, Bryce Gambrell, Jarek Cann, and Tabitha Culbreth.   

Gayle was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Robert Sanders, and a grandson, Jamie Owens.

A funeral service to celebrate and honor the life of Mrs. Cann will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 2 PM at the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, with Rev. Jack Mahaffey and Rev. Willie Honea officiating.  The family will be at the home of Michelle and Brian Gambrell, 300 Miriam Road, Starr, and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 6 PM until 8 PM. 

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

Thursday
Nov292012

GUY LEE SIMPSON

March 13, 1923 – November 25, 2012

Mr. Guy Lee Simpson, age 89, of Live Oaks, Florida, passed away peacefully at Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center following a lengthy illness.  Born in Anderson, SC, he was the son of the late Wales T. Simpson and the late Mary Blanche Taylor Simpson.  

As a child growing up in Anderson, he worked hard on the family farm with his father and 11 siblings.  At the age of 16, he made the decision to join the Army and went on to fight for his country.  Mr. Simpson served in the United States Army during World War II as a corporal, where he received the Good Conduct Ribbon and Victory Medal. He then served three years in the United States Air Force with distinction as a Staff Sergeant in Japan.  The discipline and patriotism he learned in the military never left him, as friends and family will attest.  After receiving an honorable discharge, Guy opened a business on Lake Hartwell, GA.   He was a loyal and devoted son and spent much of his time caring for his mother until her death.  Later he moved to Florida where he went into hotel management until his retirement. 

Survivors include a sister, Mary Jane Simpson Campbell and 12 nephews and 11 nieces.  Preceding Mr. Simpson in death are 6 brothers, Jackson Simpson, Louie Simpson, Weldon Simpson, Marvin Simpson, Calvin Simpson and Delbert Simpson; and four sisters Hazel Simpson Lollis, Cecile Simpson Jaynes, Callie Simpson, and Sara Simpson Book. 

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Guy Simpson will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 2 PM at the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, with Dr. Wendell Bannister officiating.  Interment will follow in the family plot at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Saturday from 12 Noon until 1:30 PM.  

Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, 1601 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608. 

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

Thursday
Nov292012

JOHN W. BROWN, SR.

August 16, 1926 – November 28, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - John Walker Brown, Sr., age 86, of Anderson, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Chester, SC, he was the son of the late Walter A. Brown, Sr. and the late Nora Hall Brown.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII, serving in the Philippines.  He retired from AnMed Health Medical Center after many years of service.  He was a charter member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church where he was a former Music Director and Deacon Emeritus. John was a Mason and a member of the VFW.  He was a Director of Music for a number of churches. As a resident of Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, he started a choir where they were able to share their talents with other residents of the facility. 

He is survived by his children, John W. Brown, Jr., David L. Brown, Elizabeth Ann Kellett and Sylvia Jean Tate; a brother, Walter A. Brown II; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Bearden Brown; three brothers and four sisters. 

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Dickson officiating.  Interment will follow at New Silver Brook Cemetery with Military Honors provided by Campbell Patriots Post 184.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, November 30, 2012 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

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

Tuesday
Nov272012

MASTER SARGENT HERMAN ODELL MARTIN (RET)

July 7, 1920 – November 26, 2012

BELTON, SC - Herman Odell Martin, age 92, of Belton, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012, at AnMed Health Medical Center.

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 2:00 pm until 3:00.  The Funeral Service will begin in the Chapel at 3:30 pm. Interment will follow at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery with full Military Honors.  

THE MCDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, Anderson, SC


Tuesday
Nov272012

JANET PENNINGTON

October 11, 1933 – November 26, 2012

IVA, SC - Janet Eleanor Pennington, age 79, of 780 Craft McGee Ferry Road, Iva, completed her journey to eternal life on Monday, November 26, 2012.  

Born in Iva, SC, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Crayton Simpson and the late Willie Mae Skelton Simpson.  She was a 1955 graduate of Lander University.  From 1957 until 1997 she lived in Augusta, GA until moving back to Iva, SC.  She was a retired elementary school teacher.  Janet was a Christian and active member of Poplar Spring Baptist Church.  She was devoted to her family, her church and her community. 

She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Sexton and her husband Michael of Evans, GA; two sisters, Doris Crook of Iva, SC and Ina Smith of Greensboro, NC; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benny R. Pennington; a son, Russell H. Pennington; six brothers and one sister.

The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11:00 am with Reverend Jason Moss and Reverend Jerry Hill officiating.  Interment will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:30 am at Westover Memorial Park, Augusta, GA with Reverend James Rogers officiating. 

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. 

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Poplar Spring Baptist Church, 8041 Hwy 187 South, Iva, SC 29655 or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621. 

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

Tuesday
Nov272012

NANCY N. DYKES

ANDERSON - Nancy Ann Noyes Dykes, 47, of 107 Old Village Drive, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born September 4, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio,  she was the daughter of James R. and Mary Nelson Noyes. She was a graduate of Anderson College. Nancy was the Director of Children's Ministry and Education at Central Presbyterian Church. She was an active member of Central Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder.

Survivors include her husband, Allan Dykes of the home; two daughters, Mary Beth Dykes and her fiance', Ross Jackson, and Mallory Dykes; parents, Jim and Mary Noyes; her sister, Cyndee Hazle, all of Anderson; and her brother, Rick Noyes and his wife, Lisa, of Pinehurst, NC.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Central Presbyterian Church conducted by Dr. David J. Bailey. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or to Central Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 1404 North Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary www.sullivanking.com

Tuesday
Nov272012

RUTH COBB THOMSON

October 2, 1929 – November 26, 2012 

TOWNVILLE, SC - Ruth Cobb Thomson, age 83, of Townville, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Robert “Boss” Gentry and the late Ruth Jordan.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and caretaker.  Ruth was of the Baptist faith. 

She is survived by her children, Dorothy Ruth Durham of Townville, SC, Terry Oakley of Townville, SC, Jeanette Wood and her husband Randy of Seneca, SC, Billy Ray Cobb of Townville, SC and David Paul Cobb and his wife Jennifer of Westminster, SC: ten grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; and her special dog, Brownie. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Furman Cobb; and two sons, Robert Mitchell Cobb and Gary Lane Cobb.  Ruth was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

The Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm with Reverend David Blizzard officiating. Interment will follow at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery, Fair Play, SC.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Terry, 1024 Hattons Ford Road, Townville, SC, and will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Flowers will be accepted or 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

Tuesday
Nov272012

FRANCES DAWES BALLENTINE

October 16, 1915 – November 23, 2012

Frances Dawes Ballentine, long time resident of Anderson, died Friday, November 23, at Emeritus Countryside Villages, Easley, at the age of 97.  Frances grew up in Hawkinsville, GA and was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.  She was married in 1937 to Harry L. Dawes and they had two children, Andy and Evelyn (Kinnard).  After Harry’s death, Frances married Joe M. Ballentine who had one child, Marceile (Riddick).   Joe preceded Frances in death December 2003, shortly after celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary.  Frances had five grandchildren and five great grandchildren and numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She will be missed by her very large family.

She was also well loved by many friends and neighbors, many who have preceded her in death. She was known for her gracious hospitality and infectious smile and laughter.  She was very active in many community services: PTA, Red Cross, YMCA, Garden Club, Anderson County Community Concert Association, and was vice president of Townsend Cotton Mill. She was active in both Episcopal churches in Anderson—at Grace where she was the first women to be on the vestry, and at St. George where she and Joe were among its founding members. 

Frances graduated from Hawkinsville High School and continued her education whenever possible: Clemson Continuing Education, Ecumenical Institute, The School of Theology, and Kanuga Conferences.

The Funeral Service will be held Friday, November 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm at St. George’s Episcopal Church.  Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm before the service, at the church.  According to her wishes she will be buried in her family’s plot in Orange Hill Cemetery, Hawkinsville, GA. 

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