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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

Tuesday
Aug232011

MELVIN SMITH

DECEMBER 3, 1938 – AUGUST 22, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – Willis Melvin Smith, age 72, of Friendship Lane, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 22, 2011, at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born December 3, 1938, in Anderson, SC, he was a son of the late Reverend W.B. Smith and Nora Gosnell Smith. He served in the United States Navy. Upon completion of Tri-County Technical College, he received a degree in Electronic Engineering. He retired from General Electric in Greenville. Mr. Smith was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Temple where he was a member of the Missions Team and was a graduate of the Savannah Valley Bible College.  Additionally, he was a member of Carpenters for Christ, Hejaz, the Hiram Masonic Lodge, the Starr-Iva Gideon’s Camp, and served at the rank of Chief for the Fire Brigade at General Electric.

Survivors include his wife, Wilda McCullough Smith, of the home; daughters: Marie Smith Schamens and husband, Thomas, and Myranda Smith Cantrell and husband, Jamie, all of Anderson, SC; grandchildren: Kendal-Marie Schamens, Ericson Smith Schamens, Mykala Cantrell, and McKane Cantrell; and sisters: Irene Martin of Haw River, NC, and Margaret Tollison of Anderson, SC.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by siblings: Buford, Roy, and William Smith, Pauline Paxton, Frances Medlin, Evelyn Gentry, and Lady McGuire.

The Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Thursday, August 25, 2011, at Gethsemane Baptist Temple conducted by the Reverend Sam Duncan and the Reverend Danny Driver.  Interment with Military Honors will follow in M.J. ‘Dolly’ Cooper Veterans Cemetery.

The family is at the home and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hope Children’s Home, 11415 Hope International Drive, Tampa, FL 33625.

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

Tuesday
Aug232011

CYNTHIA CASEY ERWIN

February 20, 1975 – August 19, 2011

PENDLETON, SC - Cynthia Cassandra Erwin, age 36, of Pendleton, SC, died Friday, August 19, 2011.

Born in Anderson, SC on February 20, 1975, Casey was a daughter of Danny Ray Erwin, Sr., of Conway, SC and Cynthia Dianne Murphy Erwin of Pendleton, SC. She attended Westside High School, was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Tony Morris; sons, Justin Miller, Jacob Morris and Ashton Morris; brother, Danny Ray Erwin, Jr., and his wife, Betty, all of Anderson; sisters-in-law, Trudi West of Pendleton and Carla Erwin of Anderson.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm at The McDougald Funeral Home with the funeral service following in the chapel at 4:00 pm.

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

Saturday
Aug202011

MALCOLM D. WHITFIELD

OCTOBER 18, 1933 – AUGUST 19, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – Malcolm Dwight “Curley” Whitfield, age 77, of 1109 West End Avenue, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2011, at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home.

Born October 18, 1933, in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Alvin Whitfield and Vickie Vanadore Whitfield.  He served in the United States Army and was the retired owner of C&L Amusements.

Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Price and husband, Ron; son, Scott Whitfield and wife, Teri; sisters: Lucille Lundkovsky and Deborah Mitchell; brother, Walter Whitfield; grandchildren: George Ward, Casey Pinson (Rodney), Blake Whitfield, and Brooke Driver (Ed); great grandchildren: Jason Ward and Lilly Pinson; brother-in-law, Doyle Anderson and wife, Louise; sister-in-law, Viola Padgett.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Pauline Anderson Whitfield; and a sister, Dolly Ruth Guthrie

The Funeral Service will be held at 3pm on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Charles Caldwell and the Reverend Steven Anderson.  Entombment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum conducted by the Reverend Bill Parnell.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6pm until 8pm on Monday.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Resident Activity Fund of Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, 4605 Belton Highway, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

Saturday
Aug202011

RICK MONROE

ANDERSON, SC – Richard Joe Monroe, age 55, of 100 Pine Needle Trail, passed away at his home.

Born March 24, 1956, in Anderson, SC, he was a son of Beth Clara Murphree Monroe Free and the late Joe Earl Monroe.  He was a graduate of Westside High School and Tri-County Technical College.   Mr. Monroe was a former automotive parts sales manager and member of West Anderson Church of God.

In addition to his mother, he  is survived by a brother, Danny Earl Monroe; a nephew, William Daniel Monroe; a niece, Sarah Elizabeth Monroe, all of Anderson, SC; and stepfather, Robert Free and family.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, August 21, 2011, at West Anderson Church of God conducted by the Reverend John M. Daniel and the Reverend Mark Daniel. Interment will follow at Oconee Memorial Park, Seneca.

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6pm until 8pm on Saturday.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to West Anderson Church of God, 101 Rogers Street, Anderson, SC 29625.

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

Friday
Aug192011

JAMES H. GREENE

JANUARY 20, 1969 – AUGUST 18, 2011

TOWNVILLE, SC – James Henry “Porky” Greene, age 42, of 200 Double Springs Road, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at his home.

Born January 20, 1969, in Oconee County, SC, he was a son of Robert Larry Greene and Ruby Brothers Atkins.  He was formerly a master plumber and was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church.

Survivors include his beloved family: wife, Lashanda Timms Greene; children: Zachary William Greene, Laycie Jade Greene, and James Hunner Greene, all of the home; mother and stepfather, Ruby and Toby Atkins; father, Robert Larry Greene, all of Townville, SC; sister, Lynn Donald of Townville, SC; stepbrother, Teddy Atkins of Pendleton, SC; half-sister, Brittney Greene of Florida.  He was predeceased by a brother, Robert L. Greene, Jr.

The family will receive friends from 2pm until 4pm on Sunday, August 21, 2011, at Oakdale Baptist Church followed by the Funeral Service at 4pm conducted by Reverend David Blizzard.  

The family is at the home.

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

Tuesday
Aug162011

PAM WHITFIELD

NOVEMBER 19, 1958 – AUGUST 15, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – Pamela Jean Whitfield, age 52, of 203 Williford Road, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011, at the AnMed Health Medical Center. 

Born November 19, 1958, in New Bedford, MA, she was a daughter of Barbara Price Nichols and the late Edward Nichols. Mrs. Whitfield was a graduate of Baptist College in Charleston, SC, and was employed in the Accounting Department at Wal-Mart.  An avid soloist, in earlier years she was instrumental in singing in the “Maranatha” Group.  She was a member of Eureka Baptist Church where she was also member of the Church Choir. 

In addition to her mother, she is survived by husband, Gerald W. Whitfield, of the home; sisters: Linda Reece of Commerce, GA, Joanne Franks of Anderson, SC, Carolyn Weekley of Lilburn, GA, and Marcy Moore of Simpsonville, SC; brother, Wayne Nichols of Linden, NC; and many beloved nieces and nephews. 

The Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at Eureka Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Ron Fousek and the Reverend Danny Gray. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family is at the home and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 7pm until 9pm on Wednesday.  

Flowers will be accepted or memorials be made to the Music Ministry of Eureka Baptist Church, 1600 US Highway 29 North, Anderson, SC 29621. 

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

THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, Anderson.

Tuesday
Aug162011

RUTH PITTS WELCH

May 25, 1917 – August 13, 2011 

Ruth Adele Pitts Welch, age 94, widow of the late Mitchell Beverly Welch, died August 13, 2011 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, SC.  

Born May 25, 1917, in Newberry, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late James Wister Pitts and the late Cora Grizzard Pitts.

Mrs. Welch attended public schools in Silverstreet and  Newberry, South Carolina.  She was graduated cum laude from Newberry College with a B. A.  Degree and was graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a Master’s Degree in Education.  For thirty-six years, she taught in elementary schools through-out South Carolina.  She was a life-long member of various Methodist churches wherever she lived.  Most recently, she was a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church and a member of the Ruth Diggs Circle.

She is survived by her two nieces and a nephew, two great nieces and two great nephews, three great-great nieces, and three great- great nephews and many cousins.   She is also survived by her late husband’s family, her many friends, and compassionate nurses and caregivers.

In addition to her parents and beloved husband, Mrs. Welch was predeceased by sisters, Pearl Eoline Pitts, Sara Mae Pitts Lindler, Vera Elizabeth Pitts, Clara Pitts and an infant baby sister;  also a brother, James Jefferson Pitts, Sr.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, August 17, 2011 at Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery in Newberry, SC, officiated by her nephew, The Rev.  James J. Pitts, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1160 Trinity Church Road, Newberry, SC  29108 or Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, 200 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC  29601 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, Anderson, SC 

Monday
Aug152011

PEGGY LEE CLINE

BELTON - Peggy Lee Wooten Cline, 65, of Belton, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born June 6, 1946 in Missouri Branch, WV she was the daughter of Celestia Vanover Wooten and the late Rev. Claude Wooten. She was a homemaker and a  paralegal. She was of the Baptist Faith. 

Surviving are her husband, Lacy Edward Cline of the home; mother, Celestia V. Wooten of Belton and dear uncle, Donald Vanover of Melbourne, FL. 

Funeral service will be held Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel with Rev. Alex Henderson officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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

Saturday
Aug132011

FRANCES MEDLIN

March 17, 1930 – August 12, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – Mrs. Lillie Frances Smith Driver Medlin, age 81, of 434 Hillside Drive, Anderson, SC , died Friday August 12, 2011 at the AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson County, SC on March 17, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Reverend W.B. Smith and Nora Gosnell Smith. She was a graduate of BTI, and was a member of the Belmont Church of God of Prophecy, where she was a Mission Leader for many years.

Survivors include her children; Butch Driver of Starr, SC , Danny Driver and his wife, Peggy of Clinton, SC ; Tony Driver, Scott Medlin, and Pam Medlin all of Anderson; brother, Melvin Smith, of Anderson, SC; sisters; Irene Martin of Hall River, NC., and Margaret Tollison of Anderson, SC., twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, one great great –grandchild. 

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, Clyde David Driver, son, Chip Medlin , daughter, Dian Fowler, brothers; Buford Smith, and Roy Smith, and William Smith,  sisters; Pauline Paxton, Evelyn Gentry, and Lady McGuire. 

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday , August 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Belmont Church of God of Prophecy officiated by Reverends: Danny Driver, Alan Rhodes, and Scott Neal.  Interment will follow in the New Silver Brook Cemetery.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, August 14, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Mrs. Medlin will be placed into the Church at 12:00 pm on Monday.  

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Belmont Church of God of Prophecy, World Mission Fund, 203 Belmont Drive, Anderson, SC 29621.

Friday
Aug122011

SARA STORY

September 28, 1912 – August 12, 2011 

ANDERSON, SC - Sara Elizabeth Brooks Story, age 98, of Anderson, wife of the late Lonnie Story, died Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Anderson County, SC on September 28, 1912, Mrs. Story was a daughter of the late Truman Brooks and Wynona Drake Brooks.  She retired as a seamstress with 

Bobby Dan Manufacturing Company.  She was a member of Toxaway United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday School Class teacher as long as her health permitted.  She was an avid quilter. 

Survivors include her children; Anita Deanhardt and her husband, Michael; Truman Story and his wife, Jean, all of Anderson and Selma Garrison and her husband, Paul of Taylors, SC; sister, Laura Kimbo of Anderson; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Herman, Leslie, Aaron and Benson Brooks and sisters, Selma Jones, Faye Chandler, Margaret Williams and Linna Lalleron.

The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Kurt Stutler.  Interment will follow in Union Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will be at the home of her son, Truman, 1900 Sheldon Drive, Anderson, SC and will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm. 

Memorials may be made to Toxaway United Methodist Church, 1212 E. Whitner Street, Anderson, SC 29624.