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Thursday
Mar172011

JACK WALLS

January 16, 1937 – March 16, 2011

ANDERSON, SC - James “Jack” Wallace Walls, age 74, husband of Jeanette Carol Crook Walls of 523 Ivy Circle, was called home to be with his Lord after a long battle with Lou Gehrig Disease on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.  

Born in Anderson, SC on January 16, 1937, Mr. Walls was a son of the late James Marvin Walls and Lucy Irene Gilliam Walls.  He was a 1954 graduate of Boys’ High School and served in the United States Army Reserves as Sergeant 1st Class for over 29 years.  He was the owner and operator of Walls Drywall for many years.  Mr. Walls was a volunteer at Broadway Fire Station, and was the manager of the Singing Walls Family.  He was a member of Homeland Park Church of God where he was superintendent of the Sunday School Department and was very instrumental in many aspects of the church. He was an avid softball fan and played with the Big John’s Softball Team for many years.

Survivors include his wife of the home; children, Donna W. Vaughn and her husband, Chris, Sandra W. Evans and Greg Walls, all of Anderson;  five grandchildren, Blake and his girlfriend, Lindsey, Maghan, Caleb, Brianna, Bailee and one great-grandson, Jaxon; siblings, Lorene Bolt of Belton, Sue Bates of Anderson, Mary Richey of Belton, Gwen Walters of Anderson, J. P. Walls of Hartwell, GA and Tommy Walls of Anderson.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Hope Evans.

The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Homeland Park  Church of God officiated by the Reverends Vernon Soles, Doug Saylors and Mark Daniel.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park officiated by the Reverends Roy Puckett and Scott Vaughn and Layman David Black

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  Mr. Walls will be placed in the church at 1:00 pm on Sunday.

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

Thursday
Mar172011

JOE R. BRIDWELL

ANDERSON, SC -- Joe R Bridwell, age 80, of 58 Oleander Drive, departed his life on earth to live eternally with his heavenly father, on March 17th at the Rainey Hospice House.    

Born November 10, 1930, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of the late J.B. and Blanche Knighton Bridwell. Mr. Bridwell served in the United States Marine Corp. He was a well known and successful realtor in Anderson for more than 35 years and reluctantly retired from Remax Foothills Realty after a decline in his health. Prior to a wonderful career in Real Estate, he retired from Smith Wholesale Drug Company in Spartanburg, SC. Mr. Bridwell was a Shriner and a member of Masonic Lodge No 274, a member of the Anderson Upstate Board of Realtors - having served on numerous committees, and was a member of Concord Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Carroll Bridwell and his constant “little” companion, Buddy of the home. Also surviving are a son, Rick Bridwell of Anderson, SC; daughters, Mary Jo Splawn and husband Carroll, Judy Webb and husband Dean, all of Anderson, SC, and Linda Rettew Rushton and husband Steve of Pendleton, SC. Eight grandchildren are surviving: Bobby Rettew and wife Sarah, Jennifer Rettew, Amanda Locotosh and husband Chris, Marc Splawn, Brent Bridwell and wife Tasha, Matt Bridwell, Ross Bridwell, and Jacob Webb and wife Krystal. A brother-in-law, Jerry Carroll and wife Brenda of Spartanburg, SC, and one great grandchild, Isabella Webb and step grandchildren: Stephanie Rushton, Geoffrey Rushton and wife Jassica, step great grandchildren Wesley Rushton, Parker Metcalf and Carys Metcalf are also surviving.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 19, 2011, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by Dr. Don R. Cox.  Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

The family is at the home and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday.  Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

The Bridwell family wishes to acknowledge the Staff of NHC Healthcare of Anderson for the genuine care given to Mr. Bridwell.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Sunday
Mar132011

TONY C. BROWN

ANDERSON, SC - Tony Carrol Brown, age 52, of 721 Michelin Blvd., died Friday, March 4, 2011 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, March 14, 2011 at New Silver Brook Cemetery with visitation following. THE MCDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, Anderson.

Friday
Mar112011

CAROL KIRKLAND

March 28, 1942 – March 10, 2011

IVA, SC - Carol Faye Beaird Kirkland, age 68, wife of the late Fred Allen Kirkland of 8751 Highway 187 South, Iva, SC, died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Montgomery, AL, Mrs. Kirkland was a daughter of the late Harvey Thomas Beaird and Mary Idella Kirkland Beaird.  She traveled and was stationed in many parts of the world with her husband during his military service and later settled in the Anderson area in 1979.  She was a member of Poplar Spring Baptist Church.   

She is survived by her daughter, Tina Nichols and her husband, Larry of Anderson; three sons, Terry Kirkland and his wife, LaDona of Woodbridge, VA, Howard Kirkland of Jasper, AL and Keith Kirkland of Iva; four grandchildren, Misty Nichols, Laura Nichols, Cynthia Kirkland and Halli Walls and two great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Rayleigh.  She is also survived by a sister.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother.

The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Poplar Spring Baptist Church officiated by the Reverends James Rodgers and Ed Hunsinger.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Flowers are optional.  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
Mar102011

GREG SPRINKLE

June 2, 1938 – March 8, 2011

ANDERSON, SC- Gregory Jerome Sprinkle, age 72, of 337 Knollwood Drive, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Marion, VA on June 2, 1938, Mr. Sprinkle was a son of the late Glenn Sprinkle and Isabel Grogan Sprinkle.  He was a United States Army Veteran and retired from the Trenton Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local #27.  He was a Past Master of the Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge #14, Past Patron of the Mt. Holly Eastern Starr #120 and a Past Exalted Ruler of the Mt. Holly Elks Club, all of Mt. Holly, NJ.  Mr. Sprinkle was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Anna Otterson Sprinkle of the home; daughter, Irene E. Sprinkle of Little Egg Harbor, NJ; siblings, Glenn Sprinkle, Jr., of Greenville, SC, Nancy Tillman and her husband, Alvin of Bristol, TN, Kenneth Sprinkle and his wife, Marie of Fountain Inn, SC, Jonathan Sprinkle and his wife, Suzanne of Greenville, SC, David Sprinkle and his wife, Lynn of St. Helena’s Island, SC and Judith Evatt of Belton, SC. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Ann Sprinkle and a brother, William Sprinkle.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm at New Prospect Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Tony Smith. His ashes will be interred in the church cemetery at a later date.    The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church Building Fund, 2503 Whitehall Road, Anderson, SC 29625.

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

Thursday
Mar102011

LUTHER BLACKWELL

May 16, 1918 – March 9, 2011

ANDERSON, SC - Luther Eugene “Gene” Blackwell, age 92, of 311 Simpson Road and long-time resident of Lake Shore Drive, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, SC, Mr. Blackwell was a son of the late William Fletcher Blackwell and Dolia Ione Bowen Blackwell.  He retired from textiles and was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Sybil Smith Blackwell of the home; daughters, Betty Holliday-Smith and Brenda McClure, both of Anderson, SC, Marilyn Knowles of Chapin, SC, Carolyn Stewart-Martin of Anderson, SC and Judy Bryan of Savannah, GA; brother, Dewitt Blackwell; sisters, Margaret Jones, Pearl Harrington and Alice Hendrix; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sons, Herbert Alton Blackwell, Tommy David Blackwell and Luther Eugene “Sonny” Blackwell, Jr., three brothers and three sisters.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Hwy 81 N, officiated by the Reverend Thomas C. Maxwell.   Immediately following the graveside service, the family will host a reception at Sullivan’s Metropolitan Grill, 208 S. Main St, Anderson.

The family will be at the home of his daughter, Betty Holliday-Smith, 2910 Midway Road, Anderson, SC and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to Alpha 1 Foundation 2937 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133. 

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

Tuesday
Mar082011

HUGH MARTIN

June 12, 1925 – March 7, 2011

PENDLETON, SC - Hugh Edward Martin, age 85, husband of Louise Durham Martin of 716 Long Road, died Monday, March 07, 2011 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Anderson, SC, he was a son of the late John Will Martin and Ruth Byrd Martin.  He served in the United States Marine Corps and retired from the S.C. National Guard.  He was a former employee of Milliken Corporation and was a member of the V. F. W. and the Marine Corps League of Anderson. 

Survivors include his wife of the home; son, Baree Martin of Pendleton; daughters, Sharon Martin of Pendleton and Cindy Ramsey of Acworth, GA and brother, Harold Martin of Pendleton. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Adger Martin, Bill Martin and Sarden Martin and sisters, Catherine Matthews and Nettie Gibson.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Chad Campbell.  Interment will follow in Memory Gardens, Clemson, SC with Military Honors.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm.

Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to Marine Corps League of Anderson P.O. Box 6274, Anderson, SC 29623 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME

Sunday
Mar062011

DONELLE DURON 

ANDERSON, SC – Donelle Marie Duron passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2011. The McDougald Funeral Home will announce the funeral arrangements.

Sunday
Mar062011

SHIRLEY L. LACHAPELLE

ANDERSON, SC – Shirley Locke Lachapelle passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Emory University Hospital. The McDougald Funeral Home will announce the funeral arrangements.

Sunday
Mar062011

TONY BROWN

ANDERSON, SC – Tony Brown passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011. The McDougald Funeral Home will announce the funeral arrangements.

Sunday
Mar062011

SARA GUEST

MAY 26, 1926 – MARCH 5, 2011

ANDERSON, SC—Sara Margaret Banister Guest, age 84, beloved wife of Leroy E. Guest, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born May 26, 1926, in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Clyde C. Banister and Nellie Dickerson Banister.  Mrs. Guest was a graduate of Anderson Girl’s High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of sixty-six years, Leroy E. Guest; two sons: Charles L. Guest of Cashiers, NC, and Gary Guest and wife, Esther of Anderson, SC; daughter, Dolores I. McNeely of Anderson, SC; brother, Clyde Bronson Banister and wife, Betty of Anderson, SC; sister, Othella Martin and husband, Joe of Anderson, SC; eight grandchildren: Austin Guest of Cleveland, OH, Brian Guest and wife, Carmen of Ware Shoals, SC, Gregory Guest of Anderson, SC, Kevin Guest of North Charleston, SC, John Lombardi, Jr. of Anderson, SC, Tracy Lombardi Maness and husband, Anthony of Anderson, SC, Whitney Gaines of Hartwell, GA, and Ashley Gaines of Douglasville, GA; and one great grandson, Christopher Maness of Anderson, SC. 

The Funeral Service will be held at 3pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at New Prospect Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Tony Smith and the Reverend Tom Turner.  Burial will follow in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family is at the home and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 5pm until 7pm on Tuesday. 

Flowers will be accepted or 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.

THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, Anderson.

Sunday
Mar062011

MICHAEL F. ARFLIN

MAY 21, 1955 – MARCH 5, 2011

ANDERSON, SC—Michael F. “Gopher” Arlfin, age 55, of 206 Wellington Court, was called home to be with his Savior on March 5, 2011. 

Born to Inez Sutherland Arflin and the late George F. Arlfin, he attended Homeland Park Church of God and went to NHC Healthcare with some of his church family for Sunday School Service with the residents.

In addition to his beloved mother, he is survived by sisters: Brenda (Glenn) Deal, Patsy Getsinger, Pam (Mike) Capps, Cathey Arflin, and Georgia Shirley; brothers: Allen (Sandy) Arflin, Tony and Shon (Rhonda) Harper.  Michael didn’t have any children of his own but was very close to his brothers and sisters children and their children.  He was predeceased by his father, George Arlfin; and his brother, Larry “Joe” Arflin. 

The Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Vernon Soles and the Reverend Bobby Smith.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Homeland Park Church of God, 219 West Roosevelt Drive, Anderson, 29626. 

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

THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, Anderson.