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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

Saturday
Jul302011

ANNIE M. DAVIDSON

ANDERSON- Annie McLauchlin Davidson, 93, of 2203 Marchbanks Ave., widow of the late Jack B. Davidson, died July 27, 2011 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born February 22, 1918 in Hai-Cho, China. She was a retired school teacher and was a member of Pendleton Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her son, Jack B. Davidson, Jr. of Astoria, NY and sister, Katherine Peterson and her husband, Lyle. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Anne R. Davidson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pendleton Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 573, Pendleton, SC 29670.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, www.sullivanking.com

Friday
Jul292011

MELVIN E. NOBLE

ANDERSON - Melvin Eugene Noble, 77, of 1501 E. Greenville St., husband of the late Helen Y. Noble, died Friday, July 29, 2011 at NHC of Anderson. 

Born April 12, 2011 in Pickens, he was the son of the late Tommy and Ina Howell Noble. Melvin was retired and was a member of NewSpring Church.  

Surviving are his children; Melvin E. Noble, Jr., of Sanford, NC; Kathy Tyler of Whittier, CA; Bill Hohn of Coral Springs, FL and Perry Noble of Anderson; step-daughter, Pam Hall of Anderson; 9 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Dewy, Arthur and Thomas and 2 sisters, Patsy and Caroline. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Myrtle and Normi.  

A private service will be held at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NewSpring Church, P.O. Box 1407, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

Wednesday
Jul272011

JERRY SANDERS

June 9, 1943 – July 26, 2011 

PENDLETON, SC - Daniel Jerry Sanders, age 68, of 300 Sanders Road, died after several years of declining health on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, SC on June 9, 1943, Mr. Sanders was a son of the late Elbert Nevitte Sanders and Louise Campbell Sanders.  He was a graduate of Pendleton High School and the University of Alabama earning a degree in civil engineering.  He was a United States Marine Corps veteran having served in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.  Mr. Sanders retired from Fluor Daniel as a structural steel engineer with 33 years of service.  He enjoyed woodworking, building furniture, photography and playing golf.  He was a lifetime resident of Lebanon Community and was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Tanya Sanders; step-son, Joe Coates; brother, Donald N. Sanders and his wife, Norma and sister, Mary Louise White and her husband, Donnie; one niece; one nephew and two great nephews.  

A Graveside Service with Military Honors, will be held on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11:00 am at Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery officiated by the Reverend Harry Warren.

The family will be at the home of his brother, 301 Sanders Road, Pendleton, SC.  The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall.

Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 5150 Gentry Road, Anderson, SC 29621. 

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

THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, Anderson, SC 

Wednesday
Jul272011

GENE RAGSDALE

October 9, 1939 – July 25, 2011 

ANDERSON, SC - Carl Eugene Ragsdale, age 71, husband of Sarah Fredericks Ragsdale of Anderson, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Greenville, SC on October 9, 1939, Mr. Ragsdale was a son of the late Carl Pete Ragsdale and Lula Mae Smith Ragsdale.  He retired from Elliott Metal Works and was an avid vegetable gardener and gamecock fan.  He was a member of West Anderson Church of God. 

Survivors include his wife of the home; step-son James Curtis Stovall; step-daughter, Miriam Norris and her husband, John; sister, Virginia Spoon; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, David Ragsdale and a sister, Martha Wright. 

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverends Mark Daniel, John M. Daniel and Ronnie Powell.  Interment will follow in Greenville Memorial Gardens. 

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. 

Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to West Anderson Church of God, 101 Rogers Street, Anderson, SC 29625 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621. 

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

Monday
Jul252011

NIM SULLIVAN

ANDERSON- Nimrod Bellotte Sullivan, 55, of Anderson died Sunday July 24, 2011.

Born September 4, 1955 in Anderson, he was the son of Sam Orr Sullivan, Jr. and the late Jane Vandiver Sullivan.

Surviving are his father, Sam O. Sullivan and wife Alene, brother, Van Sullivan, Sr. and wife Caroline all of Anderson, sister, Sally Sullivan Metts and husband Rod of Columbia, nephews, Van Sullivan, Jr. and wife Kristen, and John Tillman Metts, niece, Jane Vandiver Metts and two great nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Wednesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Downtown Chapel, 401 North Main St. Burial will be in Old Silver Brook Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Anderson Sunshine House, PO Box 435, Anderson, SC, 29622. 

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

Monday
Jul252011

FAYE LACEY BROCK

JUNE 8, 1925 – JULY 25, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – Faye Lacey Brock, age 86, wife of Harvey E. Brock passed away Monday, July 25. In addition to her husband she is survived by daughters: Judy Sides (Ken), Diana Bunch (Richard), and Kim Lacey; grandsons: Rick Wilson and Ross Payne; great grandsons: Jason Wilson and Hayden Payne; great granddaughter, Taylor Wilson. 

Born June 8, 1925, she was the daughter of Denver Nation and Cecil Cleveland Nation. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Clyde Lacey; grandson, Gregg Wilson; and sister, Inez Strickland. 

The Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home. Interment will follow in M.J. ‘Dolly’ Cooper Veterans Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 900 Hwy 187, Anderson, SC 29625.   The family would like to express their love and thanks to Emma Hagood and Brenda Samuels. 

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

Monday
Jul252011

LINDA CLARK

January 13, 1940 – July 21, 2011 

ANDERSON, SC - Linda Yvonne Hare Clark, age 71 of Anderson, wife of the late Marion Lindsay Clark, died Thursday, July 21, 2011.

Born in Anderson, SC on January 13, 1940, Mrs. Clark was the daughter of the late William Gary Hare and Lucille Yvonne Meredith Every.  She was a homemaker and a member of Salem Baptist Church. 

Survivors include her daughter, Melody Yvonne Riley and her husband Robert of Pelzer, SC; sons, Sam Heaton of Anderson, John Coker of Georgia, Mark Coker of Gainesville, GA and William Coker of New York, NY and his wife, Kirsten; brother, Kenneth Hare of Montgomery, AL; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Theron William Heaton. 

The family will receive friends at Salem Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 28, 2011 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm with the funeral following at 2:30 pm officiated by Dr. Charles Holland.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 

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

Monday
Jul252011

LEILA MAE GILLIAM

August 9, 1926 – July 24, 2011 

BELTON, SC - Leila Mae Garner Gilliam, age 84, of 1803 Highway 252, wife of 47 years of Hollie W. Gilliam,  passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born in Lavonia, GA on August 9, 1926, Mrs. Gilliam was a daughter of the late Samuel N. Garner and Ola Gilliam Garner.  She was retired from Cushman Mill in Williamston, SC and enjoyed line dancing and spending time with her family.  She was a member of Cross Hill Church of God.  

Survivors include her sons, Herman Eugene Gilliam (Johnette) and Randy Ned Gilliam (Lisa) all of Belton, SC and daughter, Mildred Richey (Calvin) of Davidson, NC;  grandson, Corey Gilliam (Mary Beth) of Williamston, SC; granddaughters, Kristie Medlin (Burt) and Dawn Mason (Rob), all of Concord, NC; Selena Frank (Jimmy) of Williamston, SC; Abby Gilliam of Honea Path, SC and Hollie Gilliam of Simpsonville, SC and their mother, Tammy Gilliam; great-grandsons, Cody, Dalton, Zachary Gilliam of Williamston, SC and Joe Palladino and Dallas Medlin of Concord, NC; great granddaughters, Bella Gilliam of Honea Path, SC and Mariah Palladino and Ava Mason of Concord, NC. 

She was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  

The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 3:00  pm at Crosshill Church of God officiated by the Reverends John Christmas, Freddy Garner, James Kelley and Dr. Bill Balzano.  Interment will follow in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton, SC.

The family will be at the home of Herman Gilliam, 1811 Highway 252, Belton, SC and will receive friends at the church from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm before the service. 

In addition to flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29625.

 

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

Monday
Jul252011

CHARLENE ROCHESTER

ANDERSON, SC – Mrs. Donna Charlene McCurley Rochester was born on August 3, 1973, in Anderson, SC. She entered into eternal rest on July 25, 2011, at her home. She was the beloved wife of Mike Rochester and the loving daughter of Charles & Joyce Pierce McCurley.

Mrs. Rochester was employed at CDS Ensemble as a Customer Service Representative for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends as well as going to baseball games. She was a faithful & devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.

She leaves to carry on her legacy, her husband, Michael Ray Rochester, Sr.; two sons: Timothy “Chad” Smith and Michael Ray “Tink” Rochester, Jr.; one daughter, Missy Nicole Rochester; sister, Pamela McCurley; brother, Tony McCurley (Karen); grandson, Jadakis Rice; six sisters-in-law: Andrea Mattress (Yusef), Chrystal Rucker (Garrett), Machelle Rochester, Pamela Rochester, Sharon Crosby (Henry), and Sherry Fair; four brothers-in-law: Greg Rochester, Maurice Rochester (Trasha), Reggie Williams (Alneder), and Christopher Williams; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.  She was loved by all and will be remembered as a nurturer and her cream cheese pies. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents: William Edgar & Myrtice Reed McCurley, and Joel O. & Rosa Lee Pierce; and sister, Tracy Lynn McCurley.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Beech Springs Tabernacle, Pelzer, conducted by the Reverend Eric Boggs and the Reverend Leland Pitts. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family is at 310 Brookhaven Court, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday.  Mrs. Rochester will be placed into the Church one hour prior to the funeral service.

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

Monday
Jul252011

JOHN FLEMING

SEPTEMBER 1, 1924 – JULY 24, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – John Henry Fleming, age 86, former resident of Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born September 1, 1924, in Hart County, GA, he was a son of the late John Thomas Fleming and Kate Phillips Fleming. Mr. Fleming served in the United States Army and retired from Wamsutta Mill. He was a member of the South Anderson Lions Club and the American Legion Post No. 184. Additionally, he was a member of Orrville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Hazel King Fleming; and their children: Kathy Skinner (Joe), Robert Fleming (Lynn), and Tina Fleming McCord, all of Anderson, SC; grandchildren: Chris Yates (Kristy), Kris Maples, Cole Fleming, Lauren Kinley, and Austin Kinley; great grandchildren: Chesney Yates and Jaxton Yates; and great god-grandchild, Kelsey Watson.  He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been predeceased by three sisters and one brother. 

The Funeral Service will be held at 4pm on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Dr. Wendell Bannister and the Reverend Rex Simmons. Burial with military honors will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery. 

The family is at 203 Henry Drive, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6pm until 8pm on Tuesday. 

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

Monday
Jul252011

RAYFORD F. ELGIN, SR.

November 9, 1933 – July 24, 2011

ANDERSON, SC - Rayford F. Elgin, Sr., of 4506 Old Mill Road, Anderson, SC, husband of the late Gladys M. Elgin, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Belton, SC on November 9, 1933, he was a son of the late Lonnie I. Elgin and Codie Sloan Elgin.  Mr. Elgin retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service as a Senior Chief Boilerman.  He served aboard one aircraft carrier, the USS Yorktown CVA 10, three destroyers, the USS John King DDG3 (Plank Owner), the USS Semmens DDG 18, USS Greenwood DE679.  He served two tours of shore duty at the U. S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL and was a lifetime member of the USS Yorktown Association and the Tin Can Sailors.  He retired from the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company after 22 years of service as an Authorized Nuclear Inspector.  Mr. Elgin was married to Gladys M. Joncas Elgin for 40 years.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

Survivors include his daughters, Raelyn VanCasteren  and her husband, Jerry of Houston, TX; two sons, Rayford F. Elgin, Jr., and his wife, Melissa and Randolph Edward Elgin, all of Anderson; three step-daughters, Addie Romanowski and her husband, Stanley of Wisconsin, Maureen Tazbier and Judy Sutton of Illinois and five grandchildren. 

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a grandson, Adam Clinton; brother, Rudolph Elgin and sisters, Grace Jones, Edna Carter and Evelyn Dowd.

The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church officiated by Father Paul William, OFM.  Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum with Military Honors.  

The family will be at the residence.  A Prayer Vigil will be held at McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm with visitation following until 9:00 pm.  

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