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Thursday
Dec272012

BONNIE SMITH

August 4, 1933 – December 26, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Bonnie Jean Smith, age 79, of 209 La France Road, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at her residence. 

Born in Anderson, SC, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Earl Rhodes and the late Edith Burdette Rhodes.  She retired from Spring Industries after 35 years of service and later retired from the Clemson University Outdoor Lab with over 13 years of service.  She enjoyed bowling, traveling, and attended NewSpring Church.

She is survived by her children; Belinda Jett and her husband Billy, Eddie M. Smith, Jr., Kimberly Smith Traynum, Brian Smith and his wife Susie, and Brent Smith and his wife Terri; brothers, J.E. Rhodes and Kenneth Rhodes; sisters, Virgie South, Earlie Hart, Barbara Ann Stanton and Joyce Bowers; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie McCormick Smith, Sr. and a brother, Bruce Rhodes.

The Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at noon in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with Reverend Dwight Greene officiating.  Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. 

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

Wednesday
Dec262012

EDNA CARITHERS

July 18, 1924 – December 24, 2012

Edna Roberts Carithers, age 88, of 1501 East Greenville Street, passed away at National Health Care, Anderson, on December 24, 2012.  Born in Seneca, SC, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Oscar Roberts and the late Ella Adams Roberts.  For over 60 years, she was the loving and devoted wife of the late Robert E. Lee Carithers until his death.  Mrs. Carithers was a homemaker and was a devoted member of Henry Belk Presbyterian Church during its existence, then joined Hopewell Baptist Church where she was active as long as health permitted.

Survivors include a sister, Gladys Revis of Seneca, and a special friend and caregiver who was like a daughter to her, Mrs. Dianne McLees and her husband, Larry.  Mrs. Carithers was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert, as well as 8 brothers and 6 sisters. 

A Graveside Service honoring the life of Mrs. Edna Carithers will be held on Friday, December 28, 2012, at 12 Noon at Old Silver Brook Cemetery, with Rev. Evan Hill officiating.  The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Friday, December 28, 2012, from 10 AM until 11:30 AM. 

The family would like to extend special thanks and much appreciation to Cinda Woodard and those associated with Caris Health Care and the Staff of NHC Station 6 for the loving, thoughtful care they gave to Edna.    

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Carithers may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 3530 Hopewell Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.  THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES,  Anderson.  

Wednesday
Dec262012

JOE HODGES, JR

Joseph Marion “Joe” Hodges, Jr., age 63, of Paris, Kentucky, formerly of Anderson, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012, at his residence.

He was a son of the late Joseph and Elna Hodges, Sr. and was former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Anderson.  After moving to Kentucky, Joe was a Special Education Teacher and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lextington, KY. 

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Reverend Dwight Greene officiating.

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

Wednesday
Dec262012

HELEN JONES

September 10, 1921 – December 25, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Helen Edwards Jones, age 91, wife of the late C.B. “Charlie” Jones of Avondale Road, Anderson, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at Ellenburg Nursing Center.

Born in Hart County, Georgia on September 10, 1921 she was a daughter of the late Maurice Edwards and Lillie Craft Edwards. 

She was a devoted Christian and faithful member of Southside Baptist Church in Anderson as long as her health permitted. She was a 1939 graduate of Lavonia High School and retired as head grader from Orr-Lyons Mill with over 30 years of service.  

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Lowe and her husband Kenneth; grandsons, Chuck Lowe and his wife Donna and Jason Lowe and his wife Kelli; and a granddaughter, Kristi Lowe Campbell and her husband Patrick, all of Anderson. She is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a twin sister, Hazel Gambrell. 

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm at The McDougald Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Bob Marcaurelle. Burial will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday from 12:30pm till 2:00pm. 

Flowers are optional or memorials may be made to: Southside Baptist Church 206 Hill Street, Anderson, SC 29624. 

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Linda Lowe 1819 Hwy 413, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

Wednesday
Dec262012

AUBREY HEDDEN

July 7, 1939 – December 19, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Aubrey Manuel Hedden, husband of Donna Dyar Hedden, age 73, of Anderson, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center. 

Born in Anderson, he worked in textiles for many years and was a member of McDuffie Street Church of God.

A graveside service will be held at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm with Military Honors.

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

Wednesday
Dec262012

SUE EVANS

April 22, 1936 – December 25, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Sue Ellen Evans, age 76, of 5146 Gentry Road, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late T. W. “Pete” Cooper and the late Myrtis Stone Cooper.  She was a graduate of Girls High, Anderson University and Winthrop University. She worked at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and for the Childcare Association of Brevard County, FL.  She  enjoyed attending the Pendleton Senior Solutions site and Lebanon Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her sons, Albert L. Cronk of Anderson, SC and Theodore “Ted” Cronk of Ferndale, WA; a step-son, Ray Evans (Sandy) of Tifton, GA; sisters, Jenny Gentry (Keys) of Anderson, SC and Mary McAbee (W.H. “Bill” Jr.) of Pendleton, SC; one grandchild, Rachel Cronk of Montana; two step-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William S. Cronk and her second husband Donald W. Evans; and a sister Delores Sutherland. 

A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Old Silver Brook Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at The McDougald Family Center immediately following the service from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm. 

The family will be at the home of her sister, Jenny Gentry, 5149 Gentry Road, Anderson. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lebanon Baptist Church “The Best is Yet to Be” group, 5150 Gentry Road, Pendleton, SC 29670 or to the charity of one’s choice. 

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

Wednesday
Dec262012

J.T. Palmer

John Thomas Palmer, age 91, widower of Margaret Palmer, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012 at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home. 

Born in Townville, SC, J.T. was a son of the late George Eddie Palmer and the late Gertie Mae Burdette Palmer.  As a young man, J.T. served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He retired as a brick mason and was of the Baptist faith. 

Survivors include his brother, Clayburn Palmer of Anderson, SC and his three nieces, Geri Kirkley, Terri Bruce and Angie Foster.

Including his parents and wife, J.T. was predeceased by his brother, Henry Harold Palmer and his three sisters, Louise Wicker, Mae Belle Meredith, and Mildred Palmer.

The Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:00AM in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with the Reverend Brandon Bailey officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville, SC with Military Honors.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, 4605 Belton Highway, Anderson, SC 29621. 

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

Friday
Dec212012

CLYDE CHILDS

November 22, 1933 – December 20, 2012 

ANDERSON, SC - Clyde Billy Childs, age 79, of Anderson, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at his residence.

Born in Clinton, SC, he was the son of the late Chin Childs and the late Stella Turner Hughes.  He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp.  He had worked for Owens Corning Fiberglas in Anderson for nearly 10 years before moving to California.  While in California he worked for McDonald Douglas Aviation Corporation. After returning to Anderson he worked for BASF Corporation, where he retired after 15 years of service.  He was a member of Parkwood Baptist Church and had formerly been a member of Gethsemane Baptist Temple. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Clara Gosnell Childs; his children, Ben Childs (Ann) of Denver, CO, Debbie O’Connell (Jim) of Fairmont, WV, Phyllis Rion (Robert) of Pickens, SC and Cheri Wharton (William)of Anderson, SC; ten grandchildren, Mont, Christopher, Crystal, Toni, Jessie, Steven, Audra, Preston, Vanessa, Eric; and 14 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest and Harold Childs. 

The Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with Reverend Joe Whisnant and Reverend Sam Duncan officiating.  The family will receive friends prior to the service on Sunday from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the funeral home. 

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
Dec212012

STANLEY F. WATTS

May 14, 1942 – December 21, 2012 

ANDERSON, SC - Stanley F. Watts, age 70, went to his Heavenly home on Friday, December 21, 2012.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Faye Callaham Watts, his son Darrin Watts and his wife Renee and his daughter Angie.  He was “Papa Stan” to four grandchildren who were the light of his life, Andrea Briscoe, Anna Briscoe, Lindsey Watts, and Billy Dillard. 

He was predeceased by his parents, Jessie Watts and Mattie Fagg Watts.  

He was a faithful member of Homeland Park Baptist Church where he served God by leading the Men’s Sunday School Class and he was a Deacon.  He was an avid fisherman and loved being on the lake with his fishing buddies.  He was loved by all who knew him.  He was a member of Anderson Masonic Hiram 68 Lodge.  He was retired from Piedmont Natural Gas Company after 36 years of service 

The Funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm at Homeland Park Baptist Church with Reverend James Strickland and Reverend Wayne Dickard officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Saturday, December 22, 2012 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

Flowers are optional, or memorials may be made to Homeland Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 3010 Abbeville Highway, Anderson, SC 29624.

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

Thursday
Dec202012

DONALD R. HANNA

September 17, 1932 – December 19, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Donald Rudolph Hanna, age 80, husband of Ida Mae Jordan Hanna, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. 

Born in Anderson, SC, he was the son of the late Herman Hanna and the late Ruby Lafoy Hanna.  He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for almost 27 years, earning the rank of Senior Master Sargeant.  After retiring from the Air Force, he worked at Michelin and retired from there as a Security Guard.  He was a member of Forest Hills Baptist Church. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Kathy Sargent and her husband Carter Keith Sargent of Lawrenceville, GA; a step-son, Kenneth Elliott and his wife Sheila of Pendleton, SC; a sister, Ellen Cheek of Anderson, SC; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Chris and Sean Hanna; his brothers, Carl and Alex Hanna; and his sisters, Gladys Dunn, Miriam Whitlock, Evelyn Gosnell and Elizabeth Sullivan.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with Reverend Tom Owen officiating.  Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum with Military Honors.  The family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday from 10:00 am until 10:45.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675; Forest Hills Baptist Church, 909 Plantation Road, Anderson, SC 29621; or American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75231.

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

Thursday
Dec202012

LOUSIE DICKARD

ANDERSON- Louise Davis Dickard, 82, formerly of Lane Ave., widow of the late Lloyd Dickard passed away Wednesday December 19, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born March 1, 1930 in Walhalla she was the daughter of the late Howard and Era Mae Medlin Davis. She was a retired office nurse with Drs. Gaillard and Hinnant. Mrs. Dickard was a member of the Mimosa Garden Club and was an avid volunteer for Hospice of the Upstate and the Anderson Free Clinic. She was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church. 

Surviving are her daughters, Linda D. Couch, Loretta D. Lomax, and Lisa D. Jackson and her husband, Charlie all of Anderson, grandchildren, Lucy Haddock of Cocoa Beach, FL, Brittiny Peters and her husband, Gregg, of Gainesville, GA, Joshua Bolt of Gainesville, GA, Ross Jackson and fiancée, Mary Beth Dykes of Simpsonville and Brooke Jackson of Anderson, great grandchildren, Ayla, Noah, Elijah, Aiden, and Collin Peters, and Jarrett Bolt, brothers, Gerald Davis of Folly Beach, Jimmy Davis and wife, Rita of Walhalla, and Ken Davis and wife, Jane of Seneca, and sisters, Betty Dickard of Walhalla, Dot Long and husband, Charles of West Union, and Joan Justice of Walhalla. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ben Davis. 

Memorial service will be held at 3 PM Saturday at Boulevard Baptist Church with Dr. Johnny McKinney officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Friday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. A private committal services will be held at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will be at the home of her daughter, Lisa Jackson, 104 Raspberry Lane, Anderson.

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

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, www.sullivanking.com

Wednesday
Dec192012

HAZEL JACKSON SIMMONS

ANDERSON, SC - Hazel Louise Jackson Simmons, predeceased by Isaac Hurchel Simmons, passed away in Greenville, SC, on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

Born in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late William Hoyt Jackson and the late Myrtice Ashworth Jackson Massey.  Hazel was a lifelong resident of Anderson, SC.  She attended Girls High and retired from Owens Corning Fiberglas.  She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and Southside Baptist Church.

She is survived by her three children, Cathey Simmons Mauldin (Bill) of Greenville, SC, Judy Simmons Harbin (Tom) of Anderson, SC and Gary Kenneth Simmons of Starr, SC; four grandchildren, Ty Mauldin of Anderson, SC, Amy Harbin Sakofsky (Joel) of Greenville, SC, Lori Leigh Mauldin of Greenville, SC and Wendy Harbin Lyles (Larry) of Anderson, SC; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Joe B Jackson of West Columbia, SC, Betty Jo Jackson Busha of Anderson, SC and Larry Jackson of Spartanburg, SC. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Audrey Jackson Mann, and Helen Jackson Simmons 

Visitation for family and friends will be held at The Gray House, 111 Stones Throw Avenue, Starr, SC on Saturday, December 22, 2012 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. A family committal will be held at a later date at Old Silver Brook Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Open Arms Hospice, 1836 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680. 

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