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Monday
Aug082011

MICHAEL A. SANDERSON

June 30, 1936 – August 7, 2011  

ANDERSON, SC - Michael A. Sanderson, age 75, husband of Karen Louise Kastberg Sanderson of Anderson, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at his residence.

Born in Detroit, MI on June 30, 1936, Mr. Sanderson was the son of the late Stevens Sackett Sanderson and Charlotte Garrison Sanderson.  At the age of three, he moved to Tacoma, WA.   He attended Washington & Lee University before entering the United States Navy.  Following his military service, he graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.  He retired from Safco Insurance Corporation in Seattle, WA as an underwriter in the Home Office for 33 years.  In 1993, he moved to Anderson, SC and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  He was a member of Dickson Memorial United Methodist Church and a teacher in the Joy Sunday School Class.   

Survivors include his wife, of the home; sons, David Sanderson and his wife, Suzanne of Medford, OR and Mark Sanderson and his wife, Jamie of Seattle, WA and three grandchildren. 

A celebration of the life of Michael Sanderson will be held at Dickson Memorial United Methodist Church on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 11:00 am with the Reverend Paul Cheezem officiating. 

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  

Memorials may be made to Dickson Memorial United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 144, Townville, SC 29689 or Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622. 

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

Sunday
Aug072011

DICK ASMUSSEN

ANDERSON, SC – Richard ‘Dick’ Asmussen, husband of Margaret S. ‘Marge’ Asmussen, resident of 1201 Melbourne, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2011, AnMed Health Medical Center.

The funeral arrangements will be announced by The McDougald Funeral Home.

Sunday
Aug072011

REVEREND RONALD WAYNE LILLY

JULY 31, 1959 – AUGUST 6, 2011

ANDERSON, SC - Reverend Ronald Wayne Lilly, age 52, of 308 Gilmer Road, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the Hospice House.

Born July 31, 1959, in Ronceverte, WV, he was a son of the late Herman C. Lilly and Shelva Jean Gibson Lilly.  Reverend Lilly was a member of the Sanctuary of Praise.

Survivors include his wife, Karen (Spears) Lilly of the home; daughter, Sabrina (Lilly) Lowe, and her husband Stacy Wayne Lowe, of Belton; son, Brandon Wayne Lilly and his wife, Amber (Patterson) Lilly, of Anderson; grandsons: Jeremy K Patterson of Belton, and Braxton H. Lilly of Anderson; brother, Christian C. Lilly of Sumter, SC; sisters: Darlene Bruce of Starr, SC; Charlene Colegrove of Spartanburg, SC; Wanda Curry of Travelers Rest, SC; Linda Skipper of Middleton, LA; Donna Freeze of Easley, SC; Teresa Stowe of Anderson, SC. 

The Funeral Service will be held at 5pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at the Grace View Baptist Church, conducted by the Reverend Edward Goddard and Reverend Russell Drake.  Reverend Lilly will be placed into the Church at 3:30pm on Tuesday.  Interment will follow in the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. 

The family is at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home from 7pm until 9pm on Monday.

In addition to flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or Sanctuary of Praise, 518 Stone Drive, Anderson, SC 29625.

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

Saturday
Aug062011

ROBERT L. GOFF

SEPTEMBER 1, 1930 – AUGUST 5, 2011

ANDERSON, SC -- Robert L. (Bob) Goff, 80, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2011 surrounded by family at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, SC. 

Born September 1, 1930, in Holden, WV, Bob was the son of the late Virgil Goff and Edna Powell Goff.  He was retired from Appalachian Power Company and Maben Energy in Madison, WV. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Anderson, SC and was active in the VFW in Madison, before he moved to Anderson to live with his daughter. Bob was an avid turkey hunter and loved the outdoors. He also served his country during the Korean War as a proud sailor in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Juanita Bailey Goff and second wife, Delores Justice Goff. 

He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Goff O’Brien and husband, Earl, grandson, Andy, granddaughter, Bailey all of Anderson, SC; son, Larry D. Goff; sister, Phyllis Goff Bojaski of Holden, WV; nephew, Greg Bojaski of Orlando, FL  and niece, Brenda Sheppard of Holden, WV.

Stepsons, Trent and Teresa Justice, Kelvin Justice, Eddie Justice, Frank and Christa Justice, Tony Justice and stepdaughter, Tonya Justice.

Seven step-grandchildren, two step-great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Handley Funeral Home in Danville, WV. The visitation is at 1 p.m. preceding the service.  Dr. Steve Williams of Hartwell, Georgia will conduct the service. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Low Gap, WV.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church Capital Campaign, Anderson, SC or Hospice of the Upstate, Anderson, SC. 

Funeral services arranged by Handley Funeral Home in Danville, WV and The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson, SC.

Saturday
Aug062011

ROBERT L. SCARBORO

OCTOBER 15, 1944 – AUGUST 5, 2011

PENDLETON, SC – Robert Lee Scarboro, age 66, of 210 Kirk Lane, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2011, at his home.

Born October 15, 1944, in Anderson, SC, he was the son of the late Robert Ezra Scarboro and Dorothy Mae Scarborough Scarboro and was a 1973 graduate of Belton-Honea Path High School. On March 31, 2000, he retired from the Pendleton Police Department following a law enforcement career of thirty-two years.  Following retirement, he was South Carolina State Constable for two years.  Mr. Scarboro was a member of LaFrance First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Garland Scarboro, of the home; six children: Robby Scarboro of Anderson, SC, Randy Scarboro and wife, Kathy, of Honea Path, SC, Alison Bates and husband, Kenny, of Easley, SC, Trinna Doyle and husband, Cary Jr., of Anderson, SC, Tonya Freeman of Anderson, SC, and Kimberly Swaney and husband, Brad, of Pendleton, SC; sister, Bonnie Starnes and husband, James, of Hartwell, GA; eight grandchildren: Brandi Scarboro, Ken Bates, Kerri Bates, Kyle Bates, Cary “Doodle” Doyle III, Jordan Doyle, Paxton Swaney, and Peyton Swaney.  In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a sister, Linda Marcus. 

The Funeral Service will be held at 4pm on Monday, August 8, 2011, at LaFrance First Baptist Church conducted by the Reverend Gene Burdette, the Reverend Gordy Craft, and the Reverend Robert Durham.  Interment will follow in Memory Gardens, near Clemson.   Anderson County Sheriff’s Department as well as the former Pendleton Police Department will service as Honorary Escort.

The family is at the home and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6pm until 8pm on Sunday.  Mr. Scarboro will be placed into the Church at 3pm on Monday.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621, or to LaFrance First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 479, LaFrance, SC 29656. 

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

Saturday
Aug062011

MRS. NELLE WILSON

JANUARY 22, 1926 – AUGUST 5, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – Ruth Gaynelle “Nelle” Wilson, age 85, of 701 Autumn Oaks, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2011, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born January 22, 1926, in Anderson, SC, she was a daughter of the late James Crayton Wright and Julia Ann Evans Wright.  Mrs. Wilson graduated from Anderson Girl’s High School and was a devoted homemaker. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church where she was a member of the Sanctuary Choir as long as her health permitted.   

Survivors include her husband of sixty-five years, James Carl Wilson; daughter, Sylvia W. Shaw and husband, David M. Shaw, of Anderson; son, Danny Wilson and wife, Susan Wilson, of Iva; grandsons: Johnny Shaw and wife, Lizette Shaw, and Eric Stansell and wife, Misty Stansell; and five great grandchildren.   Mrs. Wilson was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

The Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday, August 8, 2011, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Dr. Larry Pearson, the Reverend Gordon Taylor, and the Reverend U.C. Neill.  Interment will follow in the M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery. 

The family is at the home of David & Sylvia Shaw, 102 Autumn Oaks, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6pm until 8pm on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621, or to the Building Fund of Temple Baptist Church, 2905 Standridge Road, Anderson, SC 29625.

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

Saturday
Aug062011

PATSY S. LOVE

FEBRUARY 10, 1927 – AUGUST 5, 2011

BELTON, SC – Patsy Lou Stroud Love, age 84, of 109 Carroll Lane, passed away on August 5, 2011, in Seneca, SC.

Born February 10, 1927, in Hillsboro, TX, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Stroud and Mattie Beckham Stroud, and was married on May 7, 1948, to James Doyle Love who passed away on November 22, 2007; they were married fifty nine and one-half years. She was a graduate of Tarleton University, having earned a Business degree with a minor in Piano.  Mrs. Love was a devoted housewife and mother who enjoyed gardening and cooking. Additionally, she enjoyed teaching art – particularly oil painting. In earlier years she was a member of the Belton Music Club and served as a Girl Scout Leader as well as Cub Scout den mother.  Mrs. Love was a member of the Williamston Church of Christ, where she had served in various capacities, namely Sunday school and VBS teacher, church camp cook, and as an organizer for special events.

Survivors include her children: a son, C. Alan Love and wife, Rita Love, of Ft. Worth, TX; a daughter, Suzanne L. Broome and husband, David Broome, of Seneca, SC; a daughter, Sally Love of Belton, SC; grandchildren: D. Chad Broome and wife, Stacy Broome, of Westminster, SC, R. Blake Cring and Pam Davenport of Greenville, SC, and E. Brandon Cring and wife, Joy Cring, of Columbia, SC; and great grandchildren: N. Tyler, Z. Gavin, and Leah M. Broome, all of Seneca, SC, and Sierra and Sydney Cring of Greenville, SC, and Jillian and Hunter Cring of Columbia, SC.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a grandson, J. Erik Broome; and sisters: Valma S. Showalter, Opal S. Jones, Artie S. Mason, and Lorene S. Sanford.

The Funeral Service will be held at 4pm on Monday, August 8, 2011, at the Williamston Church of Christ, conducted by Patrick Cox and Aaron Howard.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Williamston Church of Christ, 408 Mauldin Street, Williamston, SC, 29697, or to Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, SC 29672. 

The family will be at the Love residence, 109 Carroll Lane, Belton. 

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

Friday
Aug052011

ROGER WILLIAMS

AUGUST 30, 1952– AUGUST 2, 2011 

STARR, SC – Roger Dale Williams, age 58, of 102 Young Road, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.

Born in Lowndesville, SC, he was a son of the late Claude Telford Williams and Estelle Moore Williams. He was a roofer and attended Gethsemane Baptist Temple. 

Survivors include his spouse, Mikal McAlister; children: John Williams of Belton, and Misty Williams of Anderson; siblings: Annette Jackson of Abbeville, Claudine Sessoms of Belton, Thomas Williams of Anderson, Ronald Williams of Anderson, Delores Garrett of Belton, and Kenneth Williams of Starr; and two grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Linda Williams; and a sister, Glenda Landreth.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, August 5, 2011, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Sam Duncan. Interment will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery. 

The family is at the home of Delores Garrett, 204 Haynie Mill Road, Belton, (off of Whiten Road from US Highway 29 North), and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6pm until 8pm on Thursday. 

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

Wednesday
Aug032011

MARGARET KAY

MARCH 27, 1930 – JULY 31, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – Margaret Treva Suttles Kay, age 81, went home to be with her Lord and other family members on Sunday, July 31, 2011.

Born March 27, 1930, in Spartanburg, SC, she was a daughter of the late John Haskell Suttles, Sr., and Treva Speer Suttles.  Mrs. Kay retired from Anderson Area Medical Center as a ward secretary and was a member of Eureka Baptist Church where she served a Sunday school teacher for 35 years.

Survivors include her husband, Weldon Lavern “Tottie” Kay; son, Gary Lavern Kay; daughters: Joyce Kay Grogan and Jeanne Kay Davis, all of Anderson, SC; grandchildren: Jason M. Grogan of Ocala, FL, David M. Grogan, Kelly Marie Smith, and Mathew Stephen Davis, all of Anderson, SC; and great granddaughter, Soffia Grogan Millan of Ocala, FL.  She was predeceased by her parents and her siblings: John Haskell Suttles, Jr., Samuel Carroll Suttles, William Lawrence Suttles, Caroline Suttles, Payne, Orpha Lee Bradberry, and Dorothy Rita Powell.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, August 6, 2011, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by Dr. Ron Fousek and Jason M. Grogan.  Burial will follow in First Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1pm until 2pm on Saturday.

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

Tuesday
Aug022011

LEVIS O. ROBINSON

August 20, 1938 – August 2, 2011

SANDY SPRINGS, SC - Levis Oscar Robinson, age 72, husband of Willine Wilson Robinson, of Sandy Springs, SC passed away on Tuesday, August 02, 2011 at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home.

Born in Sandy Springs, SC on August 20, 1938, he was a son of the late Lee Oscar Robinson and Ludellar Whitfield Robinson Owens.  Mr. Robinson served in the United States Army and worked in the construction industry for many years.  He later retired from Clemson University, Maintenance Department.  He was a former member of the Sandy Springs Fire Department.  

Survivors include his wife of the home; son, Marty Robinson and his wife, Shanon of Iva; daughters, Melanie Dale and her husband, Charlie of Pendleton and Laura R. Gambrell of Belton; six grandchildren, Caleb Dixon, Katelyn Robinson, Claire and Bethany Dale, Annabelle and Wyatt Gambrell.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 2:30 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Alex Henderson. Interment with Military Honors will follow in M. J. “Dolly” Veterans Cemetery. 

The family will be at the home of his daughter, Melanie Dale, 2312 Refuge Road, Pendleton, SC and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. 

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

THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, Anderson, SC 

Tuesday
Aug022011

DONNA I. SAGE

ANDERSON - Donna Marie Inwood Sage, 76, of 400 Cumberland Way, wife of Darrell D. Sage, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born July 1, 1935 in Jamestown, NY, she was the daughter of the late Gleason T. and Geraldean Newman Inwood. She was a graduate of Alfred State College in Alfred, NY and upon completion she became a Medical Laboratory Technologist. She worked for several hospitals and medical clinics as a Registered Histologist. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and the Chancel Choir. Donna was also involved in the Red Hat Society, Anderson Meals on Wheels, Electric City Playhouse and Concert of Hope and Remembrance Chorale. She was a past member of the Anderson Senior Follies as a performer and the Box Office Manager. She enjoyed reading, knitting, singing and working in her flower gardens. She was best known as the Hallmark lady and for her trademark smiley face signature.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Darrell Sage; daughter, Sabra Ann Sage Dunton of Middlesex, NY; 2 sons, David Darrell Sage of Norfolk, VA and Douglas Darrell Sage of Elkton, MD; 9 grandchildren, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Kara, Kelsey, Courtney, Gabriel, Cassandra, Carly and Natalie and 2 great grandchildren, Blake and Aiden.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11am Saturday, August 6, 2011 at St. John's United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Batson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the parlor.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 515 S. McDuffie St., Anderson, SC 29624, Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 E. Calhoun St., Anderson, SC 29621 or Anderson Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622. 

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

Monday
Aug012011

RYAN A. FANT

TOWNVILLE - Ryan Anthony Lee Fant, 17, of 400 Oakdale Rd., died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at AnMed Health Medical Center. 

Born December 17, 1993 in Anderson, he was the son of Frank and Judy Royster Fant. He was a rising senior at Pendleton High School and was of the Baptist faith. 

Surviving are his parents, Frank A. and Judy Elaine Royster Fant of the home; sister, Amber Fant of Spartanburg; paternal grandmother, Mae Fant of Pendleton and maternal grandmother, Hilda Royster of Townville. Ryan was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Clayton Royster and paternal grandfather, Rudolph Fant. 

Funeral service will be held at 3pm Wednesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel with Rev. David Blizzard officiating. Burial will follow in Townville Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 until 8pm at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 Hwy 81 N. The family is at the home of his grandmother, Mae Fant, 104 Long Rd., Pendleton. 

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