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Sunday
Sep042011

ANNIE H. BOWMAN

ANDERSON, SC – Annie Hunnicutt Bowman, age 92, of 1107 Green Acres, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2011. 

Born May 16, 1919, in Pendleton, SC, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Mollie Welborn Hunnicutt and was a retiree of Michelin Tire Company. She was a member of Forest Hill Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday School Class.  Additionally, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Survivors include her children: a son, Charles Bowman and wife, Velma; a daughter, Frankie Poore and husband, John Larry; grandson, Chuck Bowman and wife, Bobbilynn; great granddaughters, Brittany and Lacey Bowman; great grandson, Trey Bowman; future great grandson, Jonathan Roberts; and great-great granddaughter, Londyn Rhiley Roberts.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward J. Bowman; brothers: Clarence, Floyd, Wallace, and Roy Hunnicutt; and sisters: Clara Davis and Ruby Frost.

The Funeral Service will be held at 4pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Sam Duncan. Burial will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery.

The family is at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home from 3pm until 4pm on Tuesday, prior to the funeral.

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

Saturday
Sep032011

OSCAR N. THOMPSON, JR.

OCTOBER 31, 1927 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – Oscar Newton Thompson, Jr., age 83, of 301 Forest Cove Road, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011, at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, SC.

Born October 31, 1927, in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Oscar Newton Thompson, Sr., and Redia Fowlkes Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a graduate of Carlisle Military Academy and Clemson University where he played football. He was a member of United States Army Infantry First Calvary having served in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Thompson was a retired Accountant, a Shriner, a Master Mason, longtime member of the Iva Masonic Lodge, a member of the Clemson Lettermans Club, and was Methodist. 

Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Edna Davis Thompon; daughter, Redia Thompson McGrath and husband, Dr. Michael McGrath, of Clearwater, FL; sister, Ruth Thompson Damour of Branchville, SC; one granddaughter, Kirstie Henveld and husband, Scott Henveld; and one great granddaughter, Tatem Fischer, all of Tampa, FL.  Also surviving are two nephews: Tom Damour of Columbia, SC, Bill Damour of Green Point, MD; and a niece, Megan Hinson of Columbia, SC.

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 4pm until 6pm on Monday, September 5, 2011.  A Graveside Service will be held at the Thompson Cemetery, Branchville, SC, at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials 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.

THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME in Anderson, SC, as well as the THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME in Orangeburg, SC, will be serving the family.

Friday
Sep022011

GREG BRAMLETT

JULY 30, 1966 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – Gregory Edward Bramlett, age 45, of 324 Echo Circle, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2011. 

Born July 30, 1966, in Anderson, he was the son of Edna Maroney Sears and Roger Sears, as well as the late David E. Bramlett. Greg was a graduate of the McDuffie High School Adult Education Program and was formerly employed in the textiles industry.  Mr. Bramlett was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church and was an avid dog lover and loved children.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Bertha Glenn Bramlett; son, Nicholas Parker; stepchildren: Kimberly King and Joshua Lee King; stepsisters: Eve Whitaker, Lauri Hammond and husband, Allen, and Carrie Evans and husband, Bryan; and two special nieces: Brandie Bramlett and Christina Bramlett.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, September 4, 2011, at Oakdale Baptist Church, Townville, conducted by the Reverend David Blizzard and the Reverend Phil Sears. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is at the home of Roger & Edna Sears, 102 Mar Mac Road, and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6pm until 8pm on Saturday.  Mr. Bramlett will be placed into the church at 1pm on Sunday. 

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

Thursday
Sep012011

JOE A. LYON

ANDERSON - Joe Andrew Lyon, 84, of Anderson, husband of Helen Woodson Lyon, died Monday, August 29, 2011 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born May 15, 1927 in Jacksonville, FL, he was the son of the late Leander Lee and Maybelle Evans Lyon. He was a retired painter and construction worker for over 40 years. For the past 20 years he was the full time care giver for his wife. Mr. Lyon was a member of Sheppard's Chapel.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Woodson Lyon of Anderson; 2 sons, Michael Lyon and his companion, Sue Clark of Anderson and Mark Lyon and his wife, Pamela of Belton; 5 grandchildren, Michael Lyon II and his wife, Mandy of Spartanburg, Christopher Lyon of Anderson and Mason, Matthew and Maria Lyon of Belton; 2 great grandchildren, Michael Lyon III and Madison Lyon; 2 sisters, Mary Richardson of Anderson and Janette Mimms of FL and 2 brothers, George Lyon of KS and Gerald Lyon of Anderson. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, James, John and Jerome Lyon.

Funeral service will be held at 11am Thursday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel. The burial will be private at Old Silver Brook. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8pm at the Northeast Chapel, 3205 Hwy 81 N.

The family is at the home of the son, Mike Lyon, 412 Cumberland Way, Anderson.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, NORTHEAST CHAPEL

Sunday
Aug282011

GENE CROCKER

March 10, 1935 – August 27, 2011

ANDERSON, SC - Boyce Eugene Crocker, age 76, of 3513 Hopewell Road, husband of the late Frances “Fran” Lesesne Crocker, died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Gaffney, SC, on March 10, 1935, Mr. Crocker was a son of the late Boyce Lee Crocker and Ellen Lee Lipscomb Crocker.  He was a graduate of Gaffney High School in 1954 and attended Clemson University on a football scholarship as a quarterback.  He served in the United States Navy where he also played on the Navy baseball team. After his military career, he returned to Clemson University, graduating in 1966. Mr. Crocker retired from J. P. Stevens Company where he served as Personnel Director and as an Industrial Engineer.  He served as president of the Pendleton Lions Club, earning many district awards.  He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Pamela Brooks and her husband, Brian of Anderson; son, David Crocker and his wife, Michelle of Grayson, GA; five grandchildren, Caitlyn, Emily and Addison Crocker and Katherine Crowe and her husband, Eric and Richard Brooks; sisters, Mary Ellen Yother of Easley and Betty C. Goodman of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Donald Crocker of Rock Hill, SC. 

He was predeceased by a brother, Addison Crocker.

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm at New Market Cemetery, a family cemetery in Greeleyville, SC, officiated by the Reverend Brad Bardin.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Monday, August 29, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. 

Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Upstate SC and Western NC, 3535 Pelham Road, Suite 101, Greenville, SC 29615. 

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

Saturday
Aug272011

VIVIAN CHARPING

AUGUST 6, 1939 – AUGUST 26, 2011

TOWNVILLE, SC - Vivian Palmer Charping, age 72 of 101 Palmer Road, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Townville, SC on August 6, 1939, Mrs. Charping was the daughter of the late Frank C. Palmer and Sybil Day Palmer.  She was a graduate of Townville High School. Mrs. Charping had worked for number of years with Brendles Department Store before retiring from Phil’s Jewelers.  She was a member of the Dickson Memorial United Methodist Church where she was an active member of the Joy Sunday School Class and Prime Time Seniors. She was also a member of the Red Hatters.

Survivors include her children; Debra Sparacino and her husband, Tom of Clemson and Kimberly C. Keasler and her husband, Don of Pendleton and Stephen J. Charping and his wife, Denise of Starr and Jon Charping and his wife, Catherine of Anderson.  Six grandchildren, Nate Keasler, Alexa Sparacino, Kaitlyn Charping, Ashlyn Charping, Ashley Tormasi, and Travis Tormasi, sisters; Glenola Barth and her husband, Clyde of Anderson and Cornelia Caldwell and her husband, Kenny Marshall of Anderson.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Jerry Dewitt Charping, brother, Ricky Palmer, and sister, Dorothy Oakes.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 4:00 pm at Dickson Memorial United Methodist Church officiated by the Reverend Paul Cheezem.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Charping will be placed in the church at 3:00 pm on Monday.

The family will be at the residence of Pam & Dennis Robinson, 100 Palmer Road, Townville and will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or to the Dickson Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 144, Townville, SC 29689.

Saturday
Aug272011

HELEN REDMOND

January 25, 1921 – August 25, 2011

ANDERSON, SC - Helen Elizabeth Bragg Redmond, age 90 of 102 Rhodehaven Drive, wife of the late Luther James Redmond, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at her residence.

Born in Millen, GA on January 25, 1921, Mrs. Redmond was a daughter of the late Ben Bragg and Willie Redd Bragg.  She was a homemaker and member of Midway Baptist Church in Georgia.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Washburn and Lynn Fuller; four grandchildren, Celeste Godwin, Keith Nunn, James Fuller and Helena Fuller Richards; six great-grandchildren, Tyler Nunn, Payton Nunn, Robert Richards, Jr., Hunter Nunn, Savannah Godwin and Talon Fuller, and one great-great-grandson, Kagan.  

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm at New Dorchester Cemetery in Dorchester, GA. 

Memorials may be made to Southern Care, 6000 Pelham Road, Suite B, Greenville, SC  29615.

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

Friday
Aug262011

WANDA PUTNAM

November 29, 1935 – August 26, 2011

ANDERSON, SC - Wanda Elaine Boggs Putnam, age 75 of 130 Victorian Drive, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2011 at the AnMed Health Medical Center. 

Born in Anderson, SC on November 29, 1935, Mrs. Putnam was the daughter of the late Lewis T. Boggs and Ruby Hilley Boggs.  She was a graduate of Girls’ High School and retired from Springs Industries after 36 years of service.  She was a member of Toxaway United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Ted Putnam of the home; sons, Conrad Putnam and his wife, Patsy of Belton and Mark Putnam and his wife, Debbie of Anderson; three grandchildren, Kyle, Josh and Nick Putnam.

She was predeceased by a brother, Lewis T. Boggs, Jr. 

A Graveside Service will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm at New Silver Brook Cemetery officiated by Dr. Tony Smith. 

The family will be at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Attn:  Gary Boggs, 156 Philadelphia Drive, McDonough, GA 30252. 

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

Friday
Aug262011

Doris Seigler

SENECA- Doris Sherrill Blume Seigler, 69, of Seneca died August 26, 2011 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born May 15, 1942 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Edward Murry "Mutt" and Frances Morgan Blume. She was a graduate of Girls High and Forrest College. She was a homemaker. 

Surviving are her husband, Ronald Seigler of the home, son, Mark Blackston and his wife, Michele and grandson, Joel Edward Blackston all of Simpsonville. She was preceded in death by a son Jeffrey Blackston, and brothers, Murry Dwain Blume and Ronnie T. Blume.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 Hwy 81 North. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 PM prior to the service. Burial will be in New Silver Brook Cemetery. 

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

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

Thursday
Aug252011

EDNA S. HALL

October 23, 1928 – August 24, 2011

ANDERSON, SC - Edna Ruth Sanders Hall, age 82, wife of the late Harold Curtis Hall and formerly of Belton, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at NHC HealthCare in Anderson. 

Born in Pelzer, SC on October 23, 1928, Mrs. Hall was a daughter of the late William Ernest Sanders and Mattie Thompson Sanders.  She had worked at Gluck Mill for many years and was an avid gardener. Mrs. Hall was a member of Belton Second Baptist Church where she was member of the Ladies Sunday School Class and was the chairman of the Social Committee for many years. 

She is survived by several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by brothers, William J. Sanders, Arnold Sanders and Kohn T. Sanders; sisters, Carolyn Sanders Foxworth and Carmon Catherine Sanders.  

The family will receive friends at the Belton Second Baptist Church on Friday, August 26, 2011 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm with the Funeral Service following at 2:30 pm, officiated by Dr. Mitch Brooks.  Interment will follow in Garden of Memories in Belton.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Belton Second Baptist Church, 5901 Belton Highway, Belton, SC 29627. 

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

Thursday
Aug252011

RUZZELL BROCK

DECEMBER 18, 1919 – AUGUST 23, 2011 

ANDERSON, SC – Ruzzell Whitfield Brock, age 91, resident of NHC Healthcare, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.

Born December 18, 1919, in Banks County, GA, she was a daughter of the late Haskell Kyle Whitfield and Mary Etta Mize Whitfield.  Mrs. Brock was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children: Gary Brock (Janet) of Dalton, GA, Annette Powell (Ken) of Williamston, SC, and Janice Vermillion of Naples, FL; grandchildren: Barry Brock, Mark Vermillion, Chris Powell, Wendy Kelly, John Brock, Brad Powell, Matt Vermillion, and Kim Clements; ten great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.  She is also survived by her siblings: Leola Vaughn, Eunice Webb, Zelma Dodgens, Virginia Harbin, Nell Bailey, Mary Ruth Evans, Betty Baker, Billy Whitfield, Johnny Whitfield, Larry Whitfield, and Wade Whitfield.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by an infant brother, Oscar Whitfield; and a brother, Joe Whitfield.

The Funeral Service will be held at 4pm on Thursday, August 25, 2011, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Beryl Rosenberger. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. 

The family is at the home of Ken & Annette Powell, 349 Pine Trail, Williamston, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 3pm until 4pm on Thursday.

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

Thursday
Aug252011

Betty Lou Grumbles

ANDERSON- Betty Lou Smith Grumbles, 81, of Fairmont Rd., widow of the late Horace J. Grumbles, died Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born August 30, 1929 in Piedmont, SC, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Beulah McClain Smith. She was a secretary for Burriss Animal Clinic for many years. Mrs. Grumbles was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Piedmont.

Surviving are her daughter, Susan Durell and husband, Randy of Anderson, sons, John B. Grumbles and wife, Kim of Anderson and Horace J. Grumbles, Jr. and wife, Beth of Easley, grandchildren, Elizabeth Sims Cashion and husband, Chris, Anna Katherine Stuart, Charles Benjamin Stuart and wife, Wendy, Sara Grumbles Crocker and husband, Brent, and Robert Grumbles, great grandchildren, Christopher Sims Cashion, Strother Elizabeth Cashion, Charles Braden Stuart, Sophie Leigh Stuart, Ava Grace Crocker and two sisters: Clara Phillips and Peggy Galloway. She was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Smith.

Graveside services will be held at 2 PM Saturday at Shiloh United Methodist Church, Piedmont with Pastor Perry Evatt officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 PM Friday at the Northeast Chapel, 3205 Hwy 81 North. The family will be at the home of her daughter, Susan Durell, 125 Lynnwood Circle, Belton.

Flowers are optional, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd., Anderson, SC 29621.

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