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Friday
Jul132012

GORDON KNIGHT

PENDLETON- Wade Gordon Knight, Jr., 70, of 304 Westinghouse Rd., widower of the late Peggy Ramseur Knight, died Wednesday July 11, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born October 2, 1941 in Lancaster, he was the son of Alice Patterson Knight and the late Wade Knight, Sr. He served in the US Air Force, OSI Intelligence Division. Mr. Knight was a graduate of Greer High School and the University of South Carolina. After graduating form Southeastern Theological Seminary he became an ordained Minister. He worked at both the College of Charleston and The Citadel and was the Vice President of Business Affairs at Anderson University. He was a self-employed CPA.

Surviving are his sons: Russell Knight of Lyman, Tim Swingle of Pendleton, daughters: Sonya K. Byrd of Greenville and Donna Mangubat of Norfolk, VA, six grandchildren, mother, Alice P. Knight and brother, Lawrence Knight.

Funeral services will be held at 5:30 PM Sunday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel with Rev. Barry Davis officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:30PM until 5:30PM at the mortuary prior to the service. The family is at the residence.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 3205 Hwy 81 North, www.sullivanking.com

Sunday
Jul082012

MRS. GENEVA “Gigi” LEVERETTE ALLEN

December 6, 1921 – July 6, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Mrs. Geneva “Gigi” Leverette Allen, age 90, of 500 Concord Road, #B-5, Anderson, died on July 6, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House.  Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Almond O. Leverette and the late Della Cleveland Leverette.  She was married for forty-six years to the late Milford “Nick” Allen, who died in 1992.

Mrs. Allen was a dedicated member of the Orrville Baptist Church where she was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class.  Having a career in childcare, she taught many children at Boulevard Baptist Church and Southside Baptist Church day school programs and was affectionately known as “Miss Gigi”.  All of her life, she loved gardening, going to the beach, traveling, and walking. She was also an avid Gamecock fan.   Geneva was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, neighbor and friend.  

Left to carry on Mrs. Allen’s legacy are a son, Chuck Allen and his wife, Sharon, of Anderson; 2 daughters, Peggy Allen Mason and Vicki Allen Jones, both of Columbia; 2 sisters, Pat Ozmint and her husband, Ed, of Anderson, and Sue Scott of Bennettsville, SC; 5 grandchildren, Rhett Wehunt and his wife, Lisa, and Blake Wehunt, both of Lexington, SC, Josh Allen and his wife Taylor, Miranda Allen and Callie Allen, all of Anderson; and great-grandchild, Jordan Wehunt of Lexington, SC.

In addition to her husband and parents, those who preceded her in death include her brothers, Al Leverette, Jr. and Bobby Joe Leverette and a sister, Doris Ramsey. 

A service celebrating the life of Mrs. Allen will be held on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm in  the Chapel of  The McDougald Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. Wendell Bannister officiating.  Interment will follow at New Silver Brook Cemetery.   

The family will be at the home of Chuck and Sharon Allen, 112 Graylyn Court, Anderson, and will receive friends  Monday from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm at the funeral home. 

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the caregivers at No Place Like Home, the medical staff of NHC, AnMed Health, and Rainey Hospice House for their loving care.  The family would also like to thank Pastor Wendell Bannister for all his faithful visits and prayers.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622.

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

Friday
Jul062012

TOM STRALL 

ANDERSON - Thomas Joseph Strall, 76, of Spring Brook Subdivision, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at his residence.

Born March 28, 1936 in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of the late C.J. and Wilma Tillman Strall. He served in the U.S. Army and attended Toledo University. Mr. Strall was a Hospital Administrator at St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo, Ohio and later was operations manager at Anderson Mall. He was a member of Anderson Elks Lodge #1206 where he had served as Exalted Ruler and Esteemed Leading Knight. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, 3rd degree. 

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Johnson Strall of the home; three sons, Thomas J. Strall, II and wife, Cheryl of Monroe, LA, Scott E. Strall of Michigan, and J. Kyle Sander and wife, Tracy of Townville; three daughters, Sarah E. Davis of Anderson, Theresa J. Perkins and husband, “Cap’, of Iva, and Kimberly F. Harper and husband, Wayne of Belton; six grandchildren; one great grandson; two sisters, Mary Weber of Toledo, Ohio and Joan Reichert of Oregon, Ohio; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, F. Mike Strall.

The Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Tom Strall will be held at 12 Noon Monday, July 9, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Aubrey McNeil, OFM and Brother Henry Fulmer, OFM officiating. Burial will follow in M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery with military honors provided by the Campbell Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:30 a.m. Monday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 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, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1200 Cornelia Road, Anderson, SC 29621, or Anderson Elks Lodge #1206, P.O. Box 718, Anderson, SC 29622.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, NORTHEAST CHAPEL

www.sullivanking.com

Saturday
Jun302012

FRANCES I. PERRY

ANDERSON - Frances Ivester Perry, 91, widow of Raymond Ayers Perry passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012.

Born in Greer, SC, she was the daughter of the late William Lester Ivester, Sr. and the late Maggie Mullinax Ivester. She was a member of Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Frances retired from Anderson Memorial Hospital as a personnel secretary.

Surviving are daughters, Donna Newell and her husband, Jimmy and Susan Winstead and her husband, Rick all of Anderson; grandchildren, Cayce Crenshaw of Elon, NC, Erin Winstead Sumter and her husband, Jody and Tyler Winstead all of Anderson; great grandchildren, Preston and Brynsley Sumter of Anderson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by infant sons, Donnie and Ronnie Perry; brothers, Ernest, Roy and William Lester, Jr. Ivester and a sister, Margaret McGill.

Graveside services will be held at 10am Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Jimmy Dillard officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

The family is at the home of her granddaughter, Erin Sumter, 4024 Brackenberry Drive.

Memorials may be made to Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church, 2102 Millgate Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, NORTHEAST CHAPEL www.sullivanking.com

Monday
Jun252012

LOUISE "PEE WEE" GRAY

ANDERSON - Hallie Louise "Pee Wee" Grant Gray, 81, of Anderson, widow of Joseph L. Gray, died Saturday, June 23, 2012 at her residence.

Born February 27, 1931 in Clinton, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Katie Grant. She was a retired employee of Clark Schwebel Fiberglass. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two daughters-in-law, Diane Gray and Patricia Gray of Anderson; four grandchildren, Sheila Gray Gurley, Lisa Gray Adams, Barry Gray, and Christie Gray McJunkin; one step-grandson, Eric Taylor; seven great grandchildren; one sister, Betty McEwen of Astor, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Joe V. Gray and Mike Gray, one brother and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 3 until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the home of Diane Gray, 213 Pine Grove Road, Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sunday
Jun242012

STAN QUEEN

August 12, 1964 – June 22, 2012

ANDERSON, SC - Stanley Keith Queen, 47, of 2503 Neville Way, husband of Lisa Burton Queen, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Anderson, he was a son of Linda Buffington Queen of Anderson and the late Donnie Cullen Queen. Stanley attended McDuffie High School and was a sheet metal foreman with Bahnson.

In addition to his wife, Lisa, he is survived by his mother, Linda Queen; his daughters, Jessica Strickland and her husband D.J. of Anderson and Heather Scott and her husband Joshua of Honea Path; brother, Greg Queen of Anderson; and grandchildren, Brendan and Ella Strickland and Cooper Scott.

A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 24 at 3:00pm at Gethsemane Baptist Temple with Reverend Sam Duncan officiating.  Stan will be cremated following the funeral service and later the family will place some of his ashes with his Harley.

The family will be at the home and will receive friends Sunday at the church from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

Memorials to honor Stan may be made to Calvary Home for Children, 110 Calvary Home Circle, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

Sunday
Jun242012

LAFAUN JONES

September 23, 1921 – June 22, 2012

Iva, SC – LaFaun E. Jones, age 90, of 4348 Trail Road, passed into her Heavenly Home on Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Hospice House.  

Born In Ida, OK, she was a daughter of the late Carby Pope and Iva Pope.  She was the widow of the late Lloyd Bradshaw and the Late Arthur Jones.  Mrs. Jones was a member of Jones Chapel Church of God of Prophecy in Belton, SC.

Survivors include her daughter, Donna Heaton of Iva; sons, Richard Bradshaw of Iva and Dennis Bradshaw of Roseburg, OR; granddaughters, Kris Schoepf of CA, Rachel Bartlett of CA and Sarah Fisher of CO; great-grandchildren, Shawn, Tyler, Cory, Victoria, Alex, Isaac, Muk, Mimi, Shane, and Mathias; great-great grandson, Keegan; brother, Gene Pope and his wife Phyllis of Seneca, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.  All of whom she so loved and prayed for.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by brothers, Reg, Cec, and Arthur Pope.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jones Chapel Building Fund, 2443 Jones Chapel Road, Belton, SC 29627 .

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

Sunday
Jun172012

CINDY MULNEIX

ANDERSON - Cynthia Lee Makison Mulneix, 62, of 1123 Hurricane Circle, widow of Darrel L. Mulneix, died Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born July 6, 1949 in Anderson, she was the daughter of Harold and Eleanor Armina Lee Makison of Anderson. She was a paralegal with John O'Rourke, Attorney at Law. She attended New Spring Church.

Survivors include her parents of Anderson; two sons, John Lee Cleveland and Kevin Bruce Clamp of the home; granddaughter, Taylor Ann Cleveland of Gainesville, GA; two sisters, Ann Thomas and husband, Rodney of Lancaster and Carla Whiten and husband, Charles of Anderson; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, conducted by Rodney Thomas. The family will receive friends at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson, following the service. The family is at the home of her parents, 121 Hurricane Road, Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, NORTHEAST CHAPEL
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Monday
Jun112012

CATHERINE MCALISTER TAYLOR

OCTOBER 12, 1925  – JUNE 8, 2012

Catherine McAlister Taylor, age 86, of Anderson, wife of the late Carl Taylor, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, SC she was the daughter of the late Paul Tilman McAlister and the late Eva Black McAlister.  She retired from Singer Plant after working 25 years in production.  Mrs. Taylor was a charter member of the Grace Memorial Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children; Hoyt C. Taylor and his wife Sandi, Sandra King and her husband Lee, all of Anderson, SC., grandchildren; Russell Taylor and his wife Sharon, Jennifer Barish and her husband Rich, Chad Taylor and his wife Alejandra, Jason King and his wife Tenille, great-grandchildren and the apples of her eyes; Zachary Taylor, Anderson Barish, Coleman Barish, Sara King, Hayden Taylor, Liam Taylor and Brooklyn Patterson; one brother, Charles McAlister, sisters; Eunice Aiken and Betty McLees.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister and six brothers.

The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Salem Baptist Church, with the Reverend Mark Dickson, Reverend Philip McAlister and Dr. Charles Holland officiating.  Mrs. Taylor will be placed in the church at 1:00 pm.  The family will receive friends following the service.

Flowers are optional, memorials may be made to Grace Memorial Baptist Church, 3518 Whitehall Road, Anderson, SC 29625 or Salem Baptist Church, 1035 Salem Church Road, Anderson, SC 29625.

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

Sunday
Jun102012

MARCELLA WILSON

ANDERSON, SC – Marcella Carroll Wilson, age 74, of Anderson, wife of Victor “Mickey” Wilson, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House.

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

Sunday
Jun102012

CATHERINE MCALISTER TAYLOR

OCTOBER 12, 1925  – JUNE 8, 2012

Catherine McAlister Taylor, age 86, of Anderson, wife of the late Carl Taylor, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, SC she was the daughter of the late Paul Tilman McAlister and the late Eva Black McAlister.  She retired from Singer Plant after working 25 years in production.  Mrs. Taylor was a charter member of the Grace Memorial Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children; Hoyt C. Taylor and his wife Sandi, Sandra King and her husband Lee, all of Anderson, SC., grandchildren; Russell Taylor and his wife Sharon, Jennifer Barish and her husband Rich, Chad Taylor and his wife Alejandra, Jason King and his wife Tenille, great-grandchildren and the apples of her eyes; Zachary Taylor, Anderson Barish, Coleman Barish, Sara King, Hayden Taylor, Liam Taylor and Brooklyn Patterson; one brother, Charles McAlister, sisters; Eunice Aiken and Betty McLees.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister and six brothers.

The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Salem Baptist Church, with the Reverend Mark Dickson, Reverend Philip McAlister and Dr. Charles Holland officiating.  Mrs. Taylor will be placed in the church at 1:00 pm.  The family will receive friends following the service.

Flowers are optional, memorials may be made to Grace Memorial Baptist Church, 3518 Whitehall Road, Anderson, SC 29625 or Salem Baptist Church, 1035 Salem Church Road, Anderson, SC 29625.

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

Thursday
Jun072012

Michael Dryman

TOWNVILLE- James Michael Dryman, 50, of 1008 White Pine Lane, died Wednesday June 6, 2012 at his residence.

Born April 14, 1962 in Waukegan, Illinois, he was the son of Eddie and Rose Burleson Breazeale. He was a lineman for ReWa and was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Janet Dryman of the home, children, Stephanie Smith, of North Carolina, Jessica Stringer, Louis Carver, Jr, and Glenn Carver all of Anderson, four grandchildren, parents, Eddie and Rose Breazeale of Easley, sisters, Sonia Stewart of Anderson, Gabby Breazeale of Easley and brother, Shannon Dryman of Illinois.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM Saturday at Oakdale Baptist Church with Revs. David Blizzard and Tim Marcengill officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 PM prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Oakdale Baptist Church, 6724 Hwy 24, Townville, SC 29689.

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