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Tuesday
Nov202012

RICHARD S. “DICK” FITZPATRICK  

November 18, 1939 – November 20, 2012 

Richard S. “Dick” Fitzpatrick, age 73, of Anderson, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born in Ila, GA, he was the son of the late Walter Jackson Fitzpatrick and the late Mary Faith Pettit Fitzpatrick.  Dick graduated from Boys High School.  He joined the U.S. Air Force, spending most of his 4 years in Northern Japan and at Andrews Air Force Base.  He spent several years in the National Guard.  Dick retired from the Glidden Company after 31 years. But, he continued to work for United Marketing Group. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Regenia Williams Fitzpatrick, of the home; two children, William Fitzpatrick, his wife Kris and their children Jessica and Hannah of Anderson and Liz Hansard, her husband Jeff and their children, Kristina, Jacob, MacKensie and Neve, of Lawrenceville, GA; a brother, Larry Fitzpatrick and his wife Margie and their children, Scott and Mark of Lexington, SC. He is also survived by four adopted siblings, Brenda, Donna, Ricky and Tony. 

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.  The Memorial service will follow in the Chapel of the funeral home at 1:30 pm with Dr. Don Cox officiating. Mr. Fitzpatrick will have a private family interment following the memorial service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Anderson Cancer Association, 215 East Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621, or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

Tuesday
Nov202012

WILLIAM “SHORTY” SIMMONS, JR.  

ANDERSON – William “Shorty” Jordan Simmons, Jr., 80, of 3212 Howland Drive, husband of Betty L. Simmons, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center. 

Born February 11, 1932 in LaFrance, he was the son of the late William J. Simmons, Sr. and the late Irene Snelgrove Simmons. He was a Veteran in the U.S. Navy and member of Hiram Masonic Lodge #68 A.F.M. He later retired from Wometco Vending and was a member of Homeland Park Baptist Church.  

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Betty Loftis Simmons of the home; daughter, Kristi Simmons of Anderson; 2 sons, William Simmons, III of Greenwood and Mark Simmons of Anderson; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Smith.

Graveside service will be held at 2pm Wednesday at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery with Rev. James Strickland officiating. The family will receive friends after the service. The family is at the home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Anderson Cancer Association, 215 E. Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY www.sullivanking.com

Tuesday
Nov202012

WILLIAM “SHORTY” SIMMONS, JR.  

ANDERSON – William “Shorty” Jordan Simmons, Jr., 80, of 3212 Howland Drive, husband of Betty L. Simmons, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born February 11, 1932 in LaFrance, he was the son of the late William J. Simmons, Sr. and the late Irene Snelgrove Simmons. He was a Veteran in the U.S. Navy and member of Hiram Masonic Lodge #68 A.F.M. He later retired from Wometco Vending and was a member of Homeland Park Baptist Church. 

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Betty Loftis Simmons of the home; daughter, Kristi Simmons of Anderson; 2 sons, William Simmons, III of Greenwood and Mark Simmons of Anderson; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Smith.

Graveside service will be held at 2pm Wednesday at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery with Rev. James Strickland officiating. The family will receive friends after the service. The family is at the home.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Anderson Cancer Association, 215 E. Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621. 

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY www.sullivanking.com

Monday
Nov192012

PATRICIA RIDGEWAY MCDANIEL  

September 5, 1934 – November 18, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Patricia Ridgeway McDaniel, age 78, of Anderson, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Greenville County, SC, she was the daughter of the late J.Q. Ridgeway and the late Ruby Jeanes Ridgeway.  She graduated from Clemson University with a BA Degree.  Patricia was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Anderson. 

She is survived by her loving husband, Joe C. McDaniel, of the home; sons, Joseph Andrew McDaniel and his wife Maili of Kelso, WA and James Marshall McDaniel of Pelzer, SC; a daughter, Eva McDaniel Addison and her husband Dale of Anderson, SC; two brothers, George Ridgeway and his wife Darlene of Williamston, SC and Allen Lewis Ridgeway of Augusta, GA; two sisters, Jonnie Elgin and her husband Bill of Honea Path, SC and Jane Jordan and her husband Donnie of Simpsonville, SC; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

The Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm with Bishop Darin Park officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. 

Flowers will be accepted. 

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

THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, Anderson, SC

Saturday
Nov172012

GEORGE M. REED

ANDERSON - George Milton Reed, 98, of Anderson, died Monday, November 12, 2012 at NHC of Anderson.

Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Garland McDavid and Addie Brown Reed. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II with 5 years active duty and was retired from the U.S. Army National Guard  as a Command Sergeant Major ( CSM) with 31 years service. He attended Anderson College and was a farmer. Mr. Reed was a member and Past President of Anderson Golden K and was a member of Long Branch Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years. 

Survivors include his wife, Katharine W. Reed; son, George M. “Sonny” Reed and wife Susan of Anderson; five grandchildren, Dr. Alison Reed of Hickory, NC, Walker Reed and wife, Kacie of Greenville, Benjamin Reed and wife, Charity of Anderson, Reed Richardson and husband, Mark of Atlanta, and Anna Franklin of Charlotte; two great grandchildren, Mac and Kate Richardson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Brown, a sister, Kate R. Shirley, and three brothers, Lucius Reed, Col. Henry M. Reed, and Broadus F. Reed.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 19, at Long Branch Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Wayne Watson. Burial will follow in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m. Monday at Long Branch Baptist Church fellowship hall. The family is at the home of his son, George M. “Sonny” Reed, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Long Branch Baptist Church,

2101 Highway 413, Anderson, SC 29621 or to First Baptist Church Bicentennial Fund, 307 South Manning Street, Anderson, SC 29624. 

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson, SC

www.sullivanking.com 

Thursday
Nov152012

ANNETTE POWELL DAVIS

September 5, 1943 – November 14, 2012

WILLIAMSTON, SC - Dorothy Annette Powell Davis, age 69, passed away on November 14, 2012, at Regency Hospital in Greenville, SC.

Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late J.C. Brock, Sr. and the late Maggie Richey Brock.  She was the former owner of A & A Small Engine Repair and later worked at White Jones Hardware.

She is survived by her son, Lucky Powell and his wife, Amber of Piedmont, SC; brothers, James and John Brock; sisters, Mildred Barnes and Shelby Wilson; and two grandchildren, Aaron and Madison Powell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin W. Powell and her second husband, Robert Davis; four brothers and three sisters.

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm. The Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 pm in the Chapel with Reverend Alan Rhodes and Reverend Ace Allen officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at their respective homes.

THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, Anderson, SC

Thursday
Nov152012

JACKIE BURGESS

ANDERSON - Jacquelyn "Jackie" Stanley Burgess, of Anderson, wife of Bill Burgess, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center. 

Born in Catawba, SC and raised in Rockingham, NC, she was the daughter of the late Frank B. and Madge Cornwell Stanley. She worked for the Anderson Clerk of Court's office for 10 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church for over 40 years, where she was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class. 

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, William R. "Bill" Burgess, Jr. of the home; son, Bill Burgess, III and his wife, Carol of Spartanburg; 3 step-grandchildren; 3 step-great grandchildren and a sister, Doris McWhorter of Aberdeen, NC.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:45 Saturday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, 3205 N. Hwy 81. The funeral service will be held at 3pm at Sullivan-King Mortuary with Dr. Johnny McKinney and Rev. Elwood Orr officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boulevard Baptist Church, Building Fund, 700 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY www.sullivanking.com

Wednesday
Nov142012

JAMES R BAREFOOT

March 30, 1927 – November 13, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - James Reed Barefoot, age 85, of 2208 Rush Street, died on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The McDougald Funeral Home.

Wednesday
Nov142012

KERRY L. MORTON SR.

December 5, 1950 – November 13, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Kerry Lynn Morton, Sr., age 61, of Anderson, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late David Oscar Morton and the late Dorothy Bryant Morton.  He graduated from Rockingham, NC High School and from Limestone College.  He retired from BASF after 37 years of service.  He was a Youth Director in several churches and was a Deacon at Middleton Road Baptist Church.  He was most currently a member of Little River Baptist Church in Honea Path.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Gail Bouldin Morton of the home; sons, Kerry L. Morton, Jr., of Anderson, SC and Brian Morton and his wife Amanda of Iva, SC; two brothers, Ted Morton of Anderson, SC and Gregg Morton, Sr. of London, England; and three grandchildren, Austin Tyler Morton, Andrew Morton and Jon Lucas Morton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson Joseph Bailey Morton.

The Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 11:00 am at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery in Honea Path, SC, with Reverend Garrett Hart officiating.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 16, 2012, at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, 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

Monday
Nov122012

KATHLEEN SHIRLEY RAGSDALE

June 10, 1923 – November 12, 2012

Kathleen Shirley Ragsdale, age 89, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012 at Self Regional Medical Center. 

The Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with Reverend Calvin Draffin.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm.

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

Monday
Nov122012

ROBERT “SAM” SAMMONS

June 22, 1933 – November 11, 2012 

SENECA, SC - Robert Wesley Sammons, Jr., of 370 Singing Pines Road, Seneca, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at his home.

Born in Covington, GA, he was the son of the late Robert Wesley Sammons Sr. and the late Ila Mae Drake Sammons.  He was a graduate of Newton County High School and attended Tri-County Technical College. He retired from the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. During his Navy career he was a Navy Seal and he served on Destroyers, Nuclear Submarines and Navy Gunships.  He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.  Sam also retired from The Duke Power Nuclear Plant after 20 years of service to them, and was a member of the Duke Power Retiree Association.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Jean Holland Sammons of the home; his children, Robbie Sammons Carvell and her husband Paul of Pelzer, SC, Joyce Sheppard and her husband Joe of York, SC, DeLynn Wyant and her husband Justin of York, SC, Marion Cook and his wife Jessica and Jay Cook and his wife Mandy, all of Hickory Grove, SC; a brother, Drake Sammons of Covington, GA; a sister, Sharon Callahan of San Antonio, TX; 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Danny Bruce Sammons and a brother, James Sammons.

The Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:00 am at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery with full Military Honors.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. 

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

Monday
Nov122012

BILLY MCLEROY, III

DECEMBER 9, 1953 – NOVEMBER 10, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - William Frank McLeroy, III, age 58, of Anderson, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Sumter, SC, he was the son of the late William Frank McLeroy, II and Mary Irene Simmons McLeroy.  He was a graduate of Berea High School in Greenville, SC where he held several records in Track and Field and excelled in Football.  Billy was retired from Michelin Tire Corporation in Anderson after 37 ½ years and was a member of Agnew Road Baptist Church in Greenville, SC.  Billy’s love was fishing; he enjoyed being out on the water, with his fishing rod in hand.  

Billy was a devoted father to his children, Taylor Evan McLeroy and Kristin Lee McLeroy, both of Anderson. He is also survived by brothers, Kenneth Dale McLeroy and his wife Debbi of Greenville, Jeffery Scott McLeroy and his wife, Kim of Pickens; sister, Donna Lynn Terry and her husband, JD of Arkansas; his best friend and fishing buddy, Brian Kelly; and Terri Waldrop, his loving companion. 

The Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 11:00 am at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, with Reverend Kirt Mitchell, officiating.

The family is at the home. 

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