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Sunday
Mar252012

CHARLES E. “TATER” SMITH

March 27, 1940 –Mach 23, 2012

Charles E. “Tater” Smith, age 71 of 102 Cann Street, Iva, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 23, 2012.  He was surrounded by his loving family, and especially his devoted wife of 55 years, Joann Bostic Smith. Born in Anderson on March 27, 1940, he was the son of Annie Burton Smith and the late Elmer Joseph Smith.  

Charles retired from Orr Mill after 42years of service as a Loom Fixer.  He was an active and devoted lifelong member of Rocky River Baptist Church. 

In addition to his wife, Joann Bostic Smith of the home, Charles is survived by his mother, Annie Burton Smith of Iva; 3 sons, Ronnie Smith (Lori) of Pickens, SC, Scotty Smith (Clorissa) of Anderson, and Russell Smith (Heather) of Iva;  2 daughters, Sharon Harvley (Mark)  and Tammy Boggs (Donnie), both of Iva; 3 brothers, James Smith (Carol) of Iva, Lawrence Smith (Janice) of Fort Smith, AK, and Duane Smith (Cornelia) of Greenwood, SC; 2 sisters, Sandra Watt and Carol Martin (Joe), both of Iva.  Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A service celebrating the life of Charles will be held Monday, March 26, 2012 at 4 PM at the Rocky River Baptist Church in Iva, with Rev. Steven Payne and Rev. Don Smith officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rocky River Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Church on Monday from 2 PM until 3:30 PM.  The family will be at the home of Russell and Heather Smith, 624 Project Road, Iva, SC.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Smith may be made to the Rocky River Baptist Church, 3234 Lake Secession Road, Iva, SC 29655. 

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

Saturday
Mar242012

MATTIE L. MONTGOMERY

August 17, 1923 – March 23, 2012

SENECA, SC - Mattie Lee Loskoski Montgomery, age 88, formerly of Starr, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at The Seneca Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Anderson County, Mattie was the daughter of the late Augustus Loskoski and Ola Duncan Loskoski.  She was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Anderson Memorial Hospital for 27 years.  She was a member of Starr Baptist Church. 

She is survived by a son, Jimmy F. Montgomery and his wife, Mary, of Starr; a daughter, Alice Williams and her husband, Lamar, of Townville; and 3 grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters.

Graveside Services will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 3:00 pm Sunday, March25, 2012, with Pastor Jim Crittendon officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Family members are at their respective homes.

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

Saturday
Mar242012

MARY FRANCES NIXON McGARITY

July 23, 1945 – March 23, 2012

Mary Frances Nixon McGarity, age 66, of 2418 Marchbanks Avenue, Anderson, died at Rainey Hospice House on Friday, March 23, 2012.   She was born in Anderson.  Mrs. McGarity was raised in Starr, SC, the daughter of the late Frank Nixon and the late Delma Jefferson Nixon.  Preceding her in death was her first husband, the late Peter Rambusch, then her second husband the late Joseph Harrison McGarity.

Mary Frances was a 1963 graduate of Crescent High School in Starr.  During the year 1963 she reigned as “Miss Anderson.”  After completing Crescent High, she attended Marsh Business College in Atlanta.  She was a flight attendant with United Airlines.  She later worked in tourism with Capital Tours in Columbia, SC.  Most recently, Mary Frances was a leasing consultant with Tanglewood Apartments in Anderson.  She attended New Spring Church.

Survivors include a son, Matthew Nixon Rambusch and his wife, Aleisha of Anderson;  a sister, Nancy Nixon Nance of Orangeburg; a granddaughter, Bailey Nicole Rambusch of Anderson; a niece, Catherine Lee Nance of Atlanta.  The family would like to recognize special friends and caregivers Nancy Arnold and Rosemary Mahaffey. 

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 2 PM until 3:30 PM.  A private family service will be held at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. McGarity may be made to the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 E. Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621.  The family will always be grateful to the Association for its support during Mrs. McGarity’s illness.

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

Saturday
Mar242012

RET Gunnery SGT George Albert Gray USMC  

ANDERSON- George Albert Gray, 77, of 117 Murphy Rd. husband of Joan Thomas Gray, died March 22, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born February 21, 1935 in Anderson, he was the son of the late William Albert and Edith Adams Gray. He was retired from the US Marine Corps where he served three tours in Vietnam and one tour in Korea. Upon his retirement from the USMC he was a heavy equipment technician instructor. He was also a heavy equipment operator with the City of Anderson. George was a Sunday School Teacher and led many Mission Study groups. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. 

Surviving are his wife, Joan Thomas Gray of the home, daughter, Ramona G. Bowles and husband Gerard of Union, sons, John David Gray and wife, Carol Lisa of Anderson and Ace William Gray and wife, Sheila of Cleveland, GA, grandchildren, Ken Winchester, Adam Gray, Amber LaChappell, Chelsea Gray, Meghan Gray, Chivas Bowles and Aimee Jenkins and great granddaughter, Emma Riley Winchester.

Graveside services will be held at 2PM, Sunday at Roberts Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. John Davis officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by the Campbell Patriots Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8PM Saturday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 Hwy 81 N.

Flowers are optional, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY and CREMATORY, www.sullivanking.com

Thursday
Mar222012

ROSA TRIBBLE

TOWNVILLE- Rosa Fant Tribble, 89, or 109 Seneca River Rd., widow of David Jefferson Tribble, died March 21, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born July 13, 1922 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Charles William and Lessie Richard Fant. She was a graduate of Townville High School and attended Rabun Gap College. She was a retired textile worker and a member of Townville Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Rebecca T. "Becky" Rogers, granddaughter, Candy R. Turpin and husband, Jeff and great granddaughter, Erica Miles, all of Townville. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by brother, Samuel Fant, sisters, Nett Hall and Naomi Williams and son-in-law, Alvin Rogers.

Funeral services will be held at 3 PM Saturday at Townville Baptist Church with Revs. Jim Crittendon and David Blizzard officiating. Burial will be in Townville Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 PM prior to the service at the church. The family will be at the home of the granddaughter, 115 Seneca River Rd. 

Flowers are optional, memorials may be made to Townville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 125, Townville, SC 29689 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd. Anderson, SC 29621.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY and CREMATORY, Northeast Chapel www.sullivanking.com 

Wednesday
Mar212012

BRADLEY TROTTER

January 14, 1975 – March 20, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Bradley “Brad” Michael Trotter, age 37, son of Vickie Marshall Trotter and the late Gerald Thomas Trotter, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at AnMed Medical Health Center. 

Born in Anderson, Brad was a graduate of Crescent High School and attended Tri County Technical College. He was most recently employed at the Quality Foods in Hartwell, GA and had worked several years at Ingles as a meat cutter.  He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his mother, a daughter, Ashley Danielle Trotter; brothers, Gregory Thomas Trotter, and his wife, Angie, of Raleigh, NC and Jay Scott, US Marine Corps, San Diego, CA; grandparents, Claude and Doris Marshall, of Anderson, 4 aunts and 1 uncle.

He was predeceased by his father and grandparents, Grady and Hester Trotter.

A Mausoleum Chapel Service will be held Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 11:00 am, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum with the Reverend Dwight Greene officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 E. Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC   29621.

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

Wednesday
Mar212012

W. GERALD McCONNELL

April 1, 1945 – March 20, 2012 

ANDERSON, SC  - William Gerald McConnell, age 66, husband of Kelly Cooley McConnell, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of James William “Jim” McConnell and the late Stella Southerland McConnell. He proudly served his country as a Vietnam veteran in the US Army. He retired from AnMed Health where he worked as an electrical engineer. He was an avid fisherman.  

In addition to his father and wife, Gerald is survived by his sons, Wayne, Jeff, and J. P. McConnell; brother, J. Randall McConnell; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be held Friday, March 23, 2012, at 3:00pm at M. J. “Dolly” Cooper Veteran Cemetery with the Reverend Dr. Ron Fousek officiating.  The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home prior to the service from 1:00 pm until 2:15 pm. 

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

Wednesday
Mar212012

STESNEY TURNER

ANDERSON, SC - Stesney Norwood Turner, age 51, of Anderson, died at her residence March 19, 2012.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by The McDougald Funeral Home.

Wednesday
Mar212012

DENISE McNEELY

ANDERSON, SC - Sharon Denise McNeely, age 59, of 207 Hunters Lane, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. 

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

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

Wednesday
Mar212012

DAVID L. LOLLIS

David L. Lollis, age 64, of Elliott Circle in Anderson, died recently at his residence.  Born in Anderson, he was a son of the late Walter “Doc” Lollis and the late Ruby Bird Gambrell Lollis.

David was a Master Machinist and was associated for many years with the Singer Sewing Machine Company, until he opened his own tool and dye company in Anderson. David valued his personal relationship with his Lord, Jesus Christ.  He was a member of Hiram Masonic Lodge 68 in Anderson.   He proudly served his nation for four years in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era.  Mr. Lollis was a 1965 graduate of McDuffie High School, after which he pursued further advanced training and education as a Master Machinist.

Survivors include two daughters, Dana Lollis O’Barr and her husband, Ryan of Townville, and Dori Lollis Dahlberg and her husband, J.D. of Greenwood, SC; four brothers, Raymond Lollis (Becky) of Anderson, James Donald Lollis of Anderson, Harrison Lollis of Nixa, MO, and Charles Lollis (Alvina) of Williamston; a sister, Brenda Lollis Campbell (Ronnie) of Nixa, MO, and  a sister-in-law, Barbara Lollis of Williamston.   Also surviving are four grandchildren, Anna, Lee and Kate Dahlberg of Greenwood and Hayden Chamblee of Anderson.  David also leaves behind a beloved pet dachshund, “Doc.”

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by a brother, J. C. Lollis and a sister-in-law, Virgie Lollis.

A service celebrating the life of David Lollis will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 3 PM, with Rev. Randy Blank officiating.  Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family members will be at their respective homes, and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1 PM until 2:30 PM. 

Those who choose may make contributions in memory of David to the Anderson Humane Society, PO Box 2262, Anderson, SC 29622. 

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

Tuesday
Mar202012

The Rev. Robert John Wilde

ANDERSON - The Reverend Robert John Wilde, 82, husband of the late Louise Caroline Ritter Wilde, died Saturday, March 17, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born November 1, 1929 in Allentown, PA, he was the son of the late John and Nettie Sterner Wilde. He was a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, and received a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Rev. Wilde was an active member of the Anderson County Democratic Party. He was an Ordained Minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Anderson where he also served as interim pastor and teacher.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 207 Broad Street, Anderson conducted by Pastor J. Chris Fischer. Entombment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of choice.  SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, NORTHEAST CHAPEL

www.sullivanking.com

Sunday
Mar182012

HAROLD P. PERRITT

NOVEMBER 1, 1937 - MARCH 17, 2012 

ANDERSON, SC  - Harold Preston “Polly” Perritt, age 74, of 114 LaFrance Road, Anderson, SC , died Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Pickens, County on November 1, 1937, he was the son of the late Bradley Earl and Inez Queen Perritt.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1954-1958.  He was retired from the LaFrance Mill and was of the Baptist faith.   II Timothy 4:7, I have fought a good fight.  I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

He is survived by one son, Preston Scott Perritt, of the home and Scott’s mother, Joyce R. Bowers of Mountain Rest, his former wife and lifelong friend.  He was blessed with many true friends, numerous nieces and nephews, especially Jesse R. Rhodes.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Thomas W. Perritt, of Baltimore Maryland.

A Graveside Service will be held Monday, March 19, 2010 at 4:00 pm at the Memory Gardens, in Clemson, SC, with the Reverend DeLennon Stowe officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials by be made to the Rainey Hospice House, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

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