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Sunday
Apr082012

Grace G. Stegall

May 14, 1927 – April 8, 2012

Grace Griffith Stegall, age 84, of 705 E. Mauldin Street, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Anderson.  Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Henry Anderson Griffith and the late Mae Gaillard Griffith.  She was the beloved wife of the late Carl Dayton Stegall for 57 years until his death in 2007.  

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Mrs. Stegall taught physical education and elementary education in the Greenville, Columbia and Anderson Public School Systems for 36 years.  She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and the University Women’s Club at USC.  

Survivors include daughters, Angela S. Alexander and her husband, Mark, and Anna S. Taylor and her husband, Ken, both of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Marcus and Blake Alexander and Elijah and Michaela Taylor; brothers, Bill Griffith (Judy) of Florence, SC, and H.A. Griffith of Williamston, SC; and a sister, Emmaline G. Porter of the Piercetown Community.  

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret G. Hunter.

The funeral service celebrating the life of Mrs. Stegall will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 12:30 PM at the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, with Rev. Alan Stegall officiating.  Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Monday from 6 PM until 8 PM.

Donations in memory of Grace G. Stegall may be made to the Caris Healthcare, 129 Straight Drive, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

Sunday
Apr082012

BARBARA WINCHESTER

March 7, 1941 – April 8, 2012

STARR, SC - Barbara Wilson Winchester, age 71, of 222 Lisa Road, Starr, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Chester, SC, Mrs. Winchester was a daughter of the late Vernon Wilson and Dorothy Fay Cook Wilson Blanton.  She was a retired nurse and had worked at AnMed Health Rehab and Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital.   She was of the Baptist Faith.

Mrs. Winchester is survived by sons, Michael E. Fletcher and Dale Winchester, of Starr, SC; daughter, Kimberly Carter of Rome, GA; granddaughter, Rebecca Winchester Shabrach; brother, Michael Blanton; and sister, Martha Blanton, both of Anderson, SC.
 
The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.   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

Friday
Apr062012

BRENDA J. BRUCE

August 22, 1946-April 6, 2012

Brenda Janice Craft Bruce, age 65, of 4B Woodbridge Court, Anderson, SC passed away on Friday, April 06, 2012 at her daughter’s home.

Born in Oconee, SC, Ms. Bruce was the daughter of the late Lowell Dwight Craft and Helen Mae Evans Harper.  Walter William Evans, her grandfather, assisted in her upbringing.
Brenda was a homemaker and was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Belton, SC.  Brenda was known as “Grandma” to all who knew her.  

A devoted mother, Brenda is survived by her son, Jason Bradley Bruce and his wife Rebecca of Travelers Rest, SC; daughters, Tracy Lynn Floyd and her husband Jeff of Anderson, SC, Tammy Ranae Horne-Bagwell and her husband Tim of Belton, SC, Misty Leah Little and her husband Tony, of Anderson SC; sisters, Jeanne Henslee, Dedra Gilliam, Beverly Harper, Bonnie Norris, and Kathy Johnson, all of Anderson; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Delia Bruce, son Anthony Scott Bruce, brother, Milton Addis, and sister, Rhonda Ponsell.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, officiated by the Reverend Dr. Ron Culbertson, and Reverend Jerry Mize. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Tammy, 354 Cheddar Road, Belton, SC, and will receive friends on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00pm.  

Family requests flowers, however, memorials may be made to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Department of Forensic Anthropology, 250 South Stadium Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996.
            
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.  

Friday
Apr062012

HOWARD M. SMITH

August 26, 1933 – April 6, 2012

Howard M. Smith, age 78, of 150 Shadow Creek Lane, Anderson, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Rainey Hospice House.  Born in Lavonia, GA, he was the son of the late Joseph J. Smith and the late Gladys Smith.  

Mr. Smith was retired as a Maintenance Supervisor at Owens Corning Fiberglass with over thirty years of service.  He had several special interests and hobbies.  He was an avid NASCAR enthusiast, and enjoyed any kind of auto racing.  He also enjoyed golf.  Howard was a member of the Forest Hill Baptist Church.  He was a veteran of the US Army where he was a paratrooper.

Left to carry on his Legacy are two sons, Rodney H. Smith of Gainesville, GA, and Russell D. Smith, and his special friend, Judy Morris, of Anderson; a sister, Montez McCombs of Anderson.  He was also survived by a special lady, Hazel Gibson and her son, Steve, of Anderson.

Those preceding him in death include his beloved wife of 34 years, Claudine Evans Smith, his parents, and a brother, Randolph Smith.

A Service honoring the life of Howard Smith will be held Sunday, April 8, 2012, at 3:30 PM at The McDougald Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard T. Lister officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will be at their respective homes, and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 6 PM until 8 PM.

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

Friday
Apr062012

LEONARD RAY MOON

March 5, 1970 – April 5, 2012

Leonard Ray Moon, age 42, of 115 First Avenue, Starr, SC died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Rainey Hospice House of complications resulting from a hit and run accident which occurred in 1980.  Born in Anderson, he was the son of Henry F. Moon of the residence, and the late Lula Mae Wiles Moon.  

At the time of the accident he was a student at Starr Elementary School, and attended Grace Baptist Church.  

Survivors in addition to his father, include 3 brothers, Wayne Moon (Terri) of Starr; Gerald Moon (Nancy) of Iva; and Edward Moon of Starr; and a sister, Annette Scott of Starr. Ray is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  He is survived by a very special niece and caregiver raised in the home, Kimberly Goldsmith.  During his many years of incapacitation, Ray was cared for by all members of his loving family.  The family would like to express profound gratitude to all the churches, organizations, and individuals who have provided care for Ray over the many years.

A Funeral Service honoring and celebrating the life of Ray Moon will be held Monday, April 9, 2012, at 2 PM at the Gethsemane Baptist Temple with Rev. Greg Moon officiating.  Interment will be held at the Iva City Cemetery.  The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Sunday, April 8, 2012, from 6 PM until 8 PM.

Contributions may be made in memory of Ray to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

Friday
Apr062012

MARVIN LLOYD HOARD

May 14, 1933 – April 5, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Marvin Lloyd Hoard, age 78, of 2501 Winslow Drive, Anderson, SC, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Newport News, VA, Mr. Hoard was the son of the late James Daniel Hoard and Mary Elizabeth Rawls Hoard.  He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a safety engineer employed by the BASF Corporation, where he retired after 37 years of service.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he was the Wesley Sunday School Class Teacher, and member of The United Methodist Men.  Marvin was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Anderson, the Jimmy Ezelle Intercessory Prayer Group, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was an Anderson County Museum volunteer, and was a member and past Commander of The American Legion, Post No. 14.

A devoted father, Marvin is survived by his sons, Danny Hoard and his wife, Amy, Don Hoard and his wife, Beth, Doug Hoard and his wife, Delana, all of Anderson, SC, and David Hoard and his wife, Debbie, of Myrtle Beach, SC; brothers, Robert C. Hoard; sisters, Mildred E. Craig, Janice L. Gaston, and Norma J. Banks; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Joyce Faye Shields Hoard and brother, James D. Hoard.

The family will receive friends in the sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 2:00 until 3:30pm, followed by the funeral service beginning at 4:00pm with the Reverend Paul Frey officiating.  Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum with military honors provided by Campbell Patriots Post 184.

The family will be at the home of Danny Hoard, 4020 Brackenberry Drive, Anderson, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 1809 North Main Street, Anderson, SC 29622
    
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.  

Wednesday
Apr042012

GEORGE WHITFIELD

August 8, 1936 – April 4, 2012

ANDERSON: Mr. George Edward Whitfield, 75, husband of Evelyn Wooten Whitfield, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.

Born in Hartwell, GA, he was the son of the late James Thadas Whitfield and Selma Whitfield.  Mr. Whitfield was a graduate of Hart County High School and served in the United States National Guard for 7 years.  He retired from the Singer Corporation after many years of service, following his retirement he owned and operated Ed’s Grocery Store. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by a sister, Mary Whitfield Evans of Hartwell, GA; brother in law, Dr. Charles Wooten and his wife, Margaret of Anderson; sister in law, Glenda Mishoe of Greenville, SC.

The family will be at the home and will receive friends on Friday, April 6, 2012 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at The McDougald Funeral Home.  The funeral will follow in the Chapel at 11:00 am with Dr. Tony Smith and Reverend David Blizzard officiating.  Burial will be held at Northview Cemetery in Hartwell, GA located at 175 N. Carolina Street, Hartwell, GA 30643.

Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or New Prospect Baptist Church, 2503 Whitehall Road, Anderson, SC 29625.
        
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.  

Saturday
Mar312012

HEATHER OVERCASH

AUGUST 13, 1991- MARCH 29, 2012

PENDLETON, SC - Heather Alysse Overcash, age 20, of 121 Bean Mill Way, passed away on March 29, 2012.

Born in Seneca, SC, Heather was the daughter of Creighton Brown “Butch” Overcash and Lisa Carol Nanney.   Heather was a 2010 honor graduate of Pendleton High School and was in the nursing program at Tri County Technical College.  She  had worked at AnMed Health Medical Center as a nursing assistant, and was preparing to work with Anderson County P.A.W.S.  Heather loved animals, and was raising and showing horses. Heather had many hobbies including her new interest in bowling.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pendleton.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her fiancé Kenneth Andrews, of Anderson; and several aunts and uncles, and many cousins.


She was preceded in death by a brother, Creighton Todd Overcash; grandparents, L.V. and Doris Overcash, Thomas and Shirley Nanney.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, April 2, 2012, at 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church Pendleton, officiated by Reverend Courtney Krueger and Reverend Jennifer McClung.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends at the church from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm before the service.

In lieu of flowers contribution can be made to Anderson County  P.A.W.S, 1320 Hwy 29S, Anderson, SC 29626.
    
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com. 

Saturday
Mar312012

ROSE PRUETTE

November 12, 1928 – March 28, 2012

Mrs. Annie Rose Wolfe Pruette, age 83, of Anderson, SC, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Anderson Place surrounded by her family whom she loved dearly.  Born in Abbeville, SC, on November 12, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Henry Olin Wolfe and the late Flora Todd Wolfe.  For 60 wonderful years, she was married to her devoted husband, Ralph L. Pruette.

Mrs. Pruette was a member of Parkwood United Methodist Church in Durham.  She started the software department in the student store at the University of North Carolina.  She retired from the University of North Carolina after many years of service.  Her many interests included the bridge club to which she belonged, ballroom dancing and playing and studying the piano.  She was an avid reader.  Perhaps Mrs.Pruette’s most special love was her grandchildren and time spent with them.

Left to carry on her legacy include in addition to her husband, Ralph, her sons, Dr. Ralph Pruette, Jr. and  wife, Windy, of Anderson, Henry W. Pruette  and wife, Eileen, of Durham, NC, James E. Pruette of Durham, John R. Pruette and wife, Donna of Greensboro, NC; a sister, Mary Todd Voorhees and husband, Col. Ted Voorhees of Williamsburg, VA; also surviving are eight very special grandchildren, Dr. Autumn Pruette, Todd Pruette, Megan Wilson, David Pruette, Edward Pruette,  John Henry Pruette,  Alaina Pruette,  and Ryan Pruette.

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Mrs. Rose Pruette  will be held Monday, April 2, 2012 at 3 PM in the Chapel of Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham, NC, with Rev. Philip R. Cousin, Jr. officiating.  The family will receive friends at Clements Funeral Chapel on Monday from 1 PM until 3 PM.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Pruette may be made to the Lutheran Hospice, 429 North Main St., Suite 3, Greenville, SC 29601.

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

Friday
Mar302012

MICHAEL CROOK

October 13, 1959 – March 30, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Jack “Mike” Michael Crook, age 52, of 146 Cardinal Lane, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012, at AnMed Health Medical Center after a long battle from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

Born in Anderson, Mike was the son of Doris Simpson Crook and the late Jack Bronson Crook.
A graduate of McDuffie High School, he worked many years with Vickie at the
Fruit Punch Restaurant.  He had many hobbies, especially fishing, gardening, and outdoor cooking.  He was an avid race fan.

Survivors include his mother and the love of his life, Vickie Lynn Barbee, and her son, Brantley Barbee, of the home.  He also leaves behind a sister, Emily Jacobs and her husband, Bill, of Anderson; a niece, Andrea McKee and her husband, Adam, of Greer, SC; a nephew, Jeremy Jacobs, and his wife Samantha, of Charleston, SC.

Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home Sunday, April1, 2012, at 3:30pm with the Reverends James Rodgers and Tyus Butler officiating.  Burial will follow in the Poplar Spring Church Cemetery.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in Mike’s memory to Poplar Spring Baptist Church, 8040 Highway 187 South, Iva, SC 29655.
            
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com. 

Friday
Mar302012

WILBUR E. STRICKLAND

July 23, 1917 – March 28, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Wilbur Edwin Strickland, husband of the late Dorothy Stoddard  Strickland, of 421 Tanglewood Drive, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Belton, Wilbur was the son of the late Ethel McKee Strickland and Fred Strickland.  He
worked in textiles for over 40 years and was an avid gardener.  He was a member of North Anderson Baptist Church.  

Surviving are a son, Keith Strickland; daughter-in-law, Jerie Strickland; grandchildren, Steve Strickland and his wife, Jill, and their daughter, Rebecca, all of Anderson.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wilbur Eugene Strickland; a sister, Margaret S. Walker, and a grandson, Jason Strickland.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April, 1, 2012, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel at The McDougald Funeral Home, officiated by the Reverend Bill Rigby.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home Sunday, April 1, 2012, from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm prior to the service.

Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to North Anderson Baptist Church 2308 North main Street, Anderson, SC 29621.
            
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.  

Friday
Mar302012

DONNIE FROST

December 7, 1943 – March 29, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Donald “Donnie” Stanley Frost, Sr., age 68, beloved husband, father, brother, granddaddy, and great-granddaddy, was received up into the arms of Christ on Thursday, March 29, 2012.  He fought a good fight and kept the faith.

He was a giant of a man and also a big man with big shoes to fill.  He loved his Savior first of all and praised God for daily blessings. He walked his talk.  His wife, Jean, let him know how blessed she was to have him.  His sons let him know how thankful they were for his being a father to them. He enjoyed his grandchildren’s accomplishments and was glad to hold his great grandchildren in his arms and tell them of his love for them.

He worked for Parnell-Martin Plumbing Supply with 20 years of service, and was a member of the River of Life Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Odessa Jean Baker Frost, of the home; sons, Stanley Frost, Jr., and his wife, Donna, of Belton, Phillip Trotter and his wife, Cathy, of Westminster, Stephen Frost and his wife, Kelley, of Anderson and Jack Frost and his wife, Nickie, of Iva; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his mother, Evelyn Frost Bumgardner and brother, Bobby Dale Bumgardner.

We celebrate his home going, Sunday, April 1, 2012, at River of Life Church of God, at 4:00 pm,
officiated by the Reverends Ken Anderson and Kevin Jones. Interment will follow at New Silver Brook Cemetery.

The family will be at the residence, 205 Cloverdale Drive, and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Mr. Frost will be place in the church on Sunday at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Smokey Mountain Home for Children, 449 McCarn Circle, Sevierville, TN 37862.

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