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Monday
Sep192011

FRITZ N. WATSON

ANDERSON-Fritz N. Watson, Jr. of 171 Towne Creek Trail in Anderson, S.C., passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2011.   

Born in Anderson on January 18, 1927, he was the son of the late Fritz N. Watson Sr. and Beulah Moorhead Watson.  He enrolled at Berea College in Kentucky in 1943 at the age of 16.  After two years, he was drafted into the army and served as a staff sergeant in the finance corps as a part of the occupation forces in Germany.  Returning from his service, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics at Berea College in 1949.  He went on to pursue graduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech before taking a position at Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Tennessee as a nuclear engineer.  He eventually took a position with the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC, where he worked at as a nuclear safety engineer until his retirement in 1982 at the age of 55.  During this period, he was also the founder of Aquarius Enterprises, a swimming pool company that employed all four of his sons for several years.  Upon his retirement, he returned to Anderson and built a home on his childhood family farm and worked in land development.  

He is survived by his wife, Carrie Reece Watson, , his four sons, Neil, Rick, Doug and Stan Watson, their wives, thirteen grandchildren and his sister, Jean Watson Warrick.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm, Wednesday, September 21, at Boulevard Baptist Church, where Fritz and his wife have attended for many years.  Interment will be at Salem Baptist Church on Salem Church Road immediately following the service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, September 20 at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 Hwy 81 N.  The family is at the residence.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, Northeast Chapel,

Monday
Sep192011

JAMES F. BOCOOK

JULY 30, 1933 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 

ANDERSON, SC – James Fulton Bocook, age 78, resident of Hartwell Villas, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011.

Born July 30, 1933, in Asheville, NC, he was a son of the late James Arvelle Bocook and Nell Alexander Bocook.  He was a 1955 graduate Rollins College where he attended on full scholarship and was an ‘All American’ basketball player. He served in the United States Army and was the owner of Bocook Enterprises and Bocook Outdoor Media.  An avid tennis player, Mr. Bocook was a member of the Cardinal Racquet Club and enjoyed being an active member of the Anderson YMCA. An outdoorsman, he was a member of the Waterfowl Association and Ducks Unlimited.  He was a true Clemson Tigers fan and faithful supporter of IPTAY.  Professionally, he was a longtime member of the Anderson Chamber of Commerce.  He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church, Anderson, SC.

Survivors include his children: Deborah Bocook Hall and husband, Allan, of Asheville, NC, Trinkett Lorraine Bocook of Asheville, NC, and Scott Bonham Bocook and wife, Virginia, of Anderson, SC; brother, Bill Bocook of Los Altos, CA; grandchildren: McLean & Conner Hall, Breanna Bocook, and Kayla & Joshua Hammonds; and great grandchildren: Ethan & Nathan Martin.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Jack Bocook.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at New Prospect Baptist Church, Anderson, SC, conducted by the Reverend Dr. Tony Smith and the Reverend Tom Turner.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 4pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at the Green Hills Cemetery, Asheville, NC. 

The family is at the home of Scott & Virginia Bocook, 100 Sentimental Lane, Anderson.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church, 2503 Whitehall Road, Anderson, SC 29625, or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 105, Columbia, SC 29204.

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

Sunday
Sep182011

HELEN M. ROBINSON

JANUARY 5, 1933 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2011

ANDERSON, SC - Mrs. Helen “Bonnie” Louise Makison Robinson, age 78, formerly of 3501 E. River Street, went to join her loved ones on  Saturday, September 17, 2011 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, SC on January 5, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Guy Makison and Clara McKee Makison.  Mrs. Robinson worked for many years as an Interior Decorator with several Anderson furniture stores including Kimbrell’s, Rhodes, and Maynard’s of Belton.  She was the owner & operator of Helen’s Fashions in downtown Anderson.  She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Temple. She loved and was loved by those at Exalted Health and Rehab of Iva, formerly Willow Creek Living Center, who took great care of her.  Helen was a happy person who kept the staff & other residents entertained with her smile, who was well known as the homes “resident sun bunny”.  

She is survived by her daughters, Melvia Rowland and her husband, David of Anderson, Jackie Harrison and her husband, Harold of Lincolnton, NC., and Gail Horm and her husband, Mike of Anderson, grandchildren: Ross Hanley, Jeremy Robinson, Jamie Robinson, Brittany Robinson, Adam Horm, Katie Horm, great-grandchildren: Ashley, Brittany, Makayla, Joey, Cody, Casey Jo, Raine, Sophie, Jay, and one great-great grandchild, Colton,  one brother, Harold Makison and his wife Armina, a sister-in-law Gladys Makison, and a special cousin Betty Jacks.

She was predeceased by a son, Joe David Robinson, and one brother, Edward Makison.

The Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 3:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, officiated by Reverend Frank Norris.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at the residence of Mike and Gail Horm, 433 Cedarwood Lane, Anderson, SC and will receive friends before the service from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm at the funeral home. 

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Exalted Health and Rehab of Iva, Activities Program, 406 West Broad Street, Iva, SC 29655 Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.  

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

Sunday
Sep182011

DORIS F. TAYLOR

JULY 7, 1941 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – Doris Jean Fortner Taylor, age 70, of 1069 Fennell Road, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2011, at the AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born July 7, 1941, in Switzer, SC, she was a daughter of the late D.R. Fortner and Effie Goodwin Fortner Cumbee. Mrs. Taylor was a Registered Nurse who continued longtime employment at AnMed even after retirement. An avid traveler, she was particularly fond of taking cruises. She was a member of High Praises Church.

Survivors include her husband, Earl L. Taylor, of the home; children: Marshall Danny Patterson and wife, Sandra Patterson, of Anderson, SC, Tommy Lee Patterson of Anderson, SC, Timothy Shane Patterson of Pendleton, SC, Randy E. Taylor and wife, Donna B. Taylor, of Pendleton, SC, and Sheryl Taylor King and husband, Michael King, of Anderson, SC; sister, Joy Fortner Carver and husband, Butch Carver, of Starr, SC; and brother, Dennis Ray Fortner and wife, Gayle Fortner, of Greenville, SC; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.   In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Lisa Darlene Patterson; and a brother, Lanny Fortner.

The Funeral Service will be held at 3pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at High Praises Church conducted by the Reverend Chris Sustar and the Reverend Scott Taylor.  Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. 

The family is at the home and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6pm until 8pm on Monday.  Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 East Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

Saturday
Sep172011

Sharleen Angel

ANDERSON- Sharleen Young Angel, 70, of 205 Regency Circle, wife of Ray Angel died Wednesday September 14, 2011 at NHC of Anderson. 

Born August 23, 1941 in Berea, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Lay Young. Mrs. Angel was a homemaker and a member of Graceview Baptist Church where she started the Moms Morning Out and worked in the nursery. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. 

Surviving are her husband, Ray Angel of the home, daughters: Ginger Austin and her husband, Rubert, Sheila Moorhouse and her husband, Brad all of Anderson, son, Ken Angel and his wife, Patricia of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 11 grandchildren, and brother, Joseph R. Young and his wife, Iris of Mt. Vernon, KY. She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Ray Angel. 

Graveside services will be held at 10 AM Monday at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum conducted by Rev. Robbie Garrett. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 PM Sunday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel. The family is at the residence. 

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 E. Calhoun St., Anderson, SC 29621 or Anderson Christian School, 4523 Liberty Hwy, Anderson, SC 29621. 

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

Friday
Sep162011

JENNIFER WHITMIRE

PENDLETON – Jennifer “Whale” Whitmire, 16, of Pendleton, was born September 7, 1995 and passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2011. She is the daughter of Dale Whitmire (Melissa Willis) and Shawn and Keith Moore. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Jonathan “Drew” Whitmire; sister, Jessica Whitmire; sister-in-law, Katie Whitmire; and nephew, Sawyer Whitmire. Surviving grandparents are Lawrence Whitmire, Dan and Cindy Smith, and Frankie Morgan. Also surviving are aunts, Diane Guffee and Gail Black; uncle, Stacey Smith; cousins, Byron and Megan Guffee, Amberlyn Smith and Brooke Black. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ruth Whitmire.

She was a sophomore at Pendleton High School where she excelled in academics and was a member of the PHS musical drama team. She was nominated to audition for the SC Governor’s School for performing arts, which is a prestigious honor for exceptionally talented students. She was also an activist for such organizations as “Save the Whales”. The students at PHS recently raised money to be donated to “Save the Whales” in her honor.

She attended United Assembly in Seneca, SC where she was actively involved with their youth group. She recently came to know Jesus Christ as her personal Savior on a mission trip to Nicaragua.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Six & Twenty Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Shane Frank. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday at the church. The family is at the home of Lawrence Whitmire, 3300 Six & Twenty Road, and Frankie Morgan, 3735 Six & Twenty Road, Pendleton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “Save the Whales”, 1192 Waring Street, Seaside, CA 93955.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, NORTHEAST CHAPEL

www.sullivanking.com

Thursday
Sep152011

VERNON E. POLLARD

OCTOBER 23, 1932 – SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 

ANDERSON, SC – Vernon Edward Pollard, age 78, husband of Linda McCoy Pollard, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2011. 

Born in Anderson, SC, on October 23, 1932, he was a son of the late E.A. Pollard and Louise Broome Ely.  Mr. Pollard was a proud combat US Army veteran having served in seventh infantry division, 31st company K, during the Korean Conflict.  He took great pride in assisting his fellow veterans through the years. 

Survivors include his wife, Linda McCoy Pollard, of the home; son, James E. Pollard and wife, Meka Rumsey Pollard, of Anderson, SC; grandchildren: Chance Pollard and Charlee Pollard; stepsister, Betty Fenoff of Anderson, SC; three sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.  He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.  Mr. Pollard was predeceased by his brother, Zeb Pollard; his sister, Rometta Pollard; and his stepfather, Albert G. Ely.

A Graveside Service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, September 18, 2011, at New Silver Brook Cemetery conducted by the Reverend Joe Porche.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service. 

The family is at the home.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

Wednesday
Sep142011

CAROLYN N. CANUPP

MARCH 23, 1932 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – Carolyn Norris Canupp, age 79, wife of the late Dr. Charles Jerry Canupp, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. 

Born in Eutawville, SC, on March 23, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Fred Keating Norris and Gladys Duggan Norris. She was a graduate of Furman University and was an accomplished Interior Designer having owned Carol Arts & Interiors.  She was a member of the Anderson Garden Club and was an avid bridge player.  Mrs. Canupp was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anderson where in earlier years she was active within the Youth group. She and her late husband were also active within the Anderson School of Theology for Laypersons.

Survivors include her children: Donna C. Ford and husband, Tom Ford, of Huntersville, NC, Laura C. Plourde and husband, Galen Plourde, of Greenville, SC, and Charles Jerry “Chad” Canupp and wife, Andrea Canupp, of Brentwood, TN; brother, Fred K. Norris Jr. of Eutawville, SC; and five grandchildren: Garison Plourde, Julia Plourde, Tyler Ford, Ian Canupp, and Hayes Canupp.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Julia N. Canupp. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at the First Baptist Church conducted by Dr. James R. Thomason. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. 

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to Vista Care Hospice, 15 Brendan Way, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29615, or to Emeritus at Greenville, 1306 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615.

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

Tuesday
Sep132011

JAMES McENTYRE

December 20, 1944 – September 13, 2011 

ANDERSON, SC - James “Jim” Robert McEntyre, Jr., age 66, husband of Janice Clark McEntyre of 234 Harbor Drive, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the Rainey Hospice House.   

Born in Fort Myers, FL on December 20, 1944, Mr. McEntyre was the son of the late James Robert McEntyre and Helen Daniel McEntyre.  He was a graduate of Belton High School and served in the National Guard.  He was employed with Electrolux Corporation for over 20 years and was a member of Belton Church of God. 

He is survived by his wife of the home; son; Kevin McEntyre and daughter, Lisa Nixon; grandchildren, Jordan and Savannah Nixon, all of Anderson and a brother, Donnie McEntyre of Honea Path.  

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Park officiated by Dr. J. Charles Smith.    

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, 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 

Tuesday
Sep132011

EDWARD EUGENE HAMLIN  

SEPTEMBER 20, 1927 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – Edward Eugene “Gene” Hamlin, age 83, husband of Mary Kathleen Webb Hamlin, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2011, at the AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born September 20, 1927, in Eufaula, OK, he was a son of the late Oscar Edward Hamlin and Toma Pearl Fortner Hamlin.  Mr. Hamlin served in the United States Air Force and was a retired accountant. He was a member of Long Branch Baptist Church where he was a former deacon and Sunday school teacher. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Kathy Hamlin Betsill and husband, David Betsill, of Anderson, SC, Clint Hamlin and wife, Ann Hamlin, of Seneca, SC, and Tommie Hamlin Whitt and husband, Joe Whitt, of Mauldin, SC; brother, Charles Hamlin of Brentwood, CA; sisters: Beatrice Collins of Antioch, CA, and Betty Lasater of Yerington, NV; and four grandchildren: Lea, Julianne, Joey, and Abby.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Friday, September 16, 2011, at Long Branch Baptist Church conducted by the Reverend Wayne Watson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 7pm until 9pm on Thursday.  Mr. Hamlin will be placed into the Church at 1pm on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to Long Branch Baptist Church, 2101 SC Hwy 413, Anderson, SC 29621, or to the charity of one’s choice. 

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

Tuesday
Sep132011

MSGT WILLIAM "BUDDY" HODGES  

ANDERSON - MSGT William "Buddy" Marshall Hodges, 77, of 2109 Rolling Green Road, husband of Bobbie Joyce Hodges, died Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Emory University Hospital.  

Born May 9, 1934 in Tryon, NC, he was the son of the late Arthur S. and Janie Frances Mabry Hodges. He was a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant where he served in Vietnam. After his time in service, Buddy worked and retired from Michelin. He was a member of First Creek Baptist Church and the VFW.

Surviving are his wife, Bobbie Joyce Hodges, of the home; children, Rebecka "Becky" Hardy (Bobby) of Columbus, GA, Cindy Gillespie (Roger) of Liberty, William, "Bill" Hodges (Gena), Donna Hodges Smith and James Keith Hodges all of Anderson; 8 grandchildren, Carrie Ann Newton, Bobby Gene "Buster" Hardy, Mike Hardy, Brandon Hodges, Chastity Bearden, Brittny Gillespie, Bayleigh Stewart and William Chance Smith; 9 great grandchildren, Hayden Hardy, Katie Lou Morris, Lexie Hardy, Thet Morris, Kennady, Hunter, Chloe and Will Bearden, and Luke Hodges and sister, Marilyn Irene McDade. Buddy was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Fred and Colby Hodges.  

Funeral service will be held at 11am Wednesday at First Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Murdock officiating. Burial will follow in M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors. 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. 

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

Monday
Sep122011

JAMES A. SHERMAN

FEBRUARY 14, 1944 – SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

ANDERSON, SC – James Arthur “PeeWee” Sherman, age 67, beloved husband of Mary Frances Davis Sherman, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2011, at his home.

Born February 14, 1944, in Greenville, he was a son of the late James Arthur Sherman and Margie Lee Sherman. Mr. Sherman was a retired contractor. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter: Sonya Renee Adams; grandchildren: Tabitha Renee Munn Howard, Delisa Frances Munn, and Ryan Quentin Adams; great grandchildren: Logan Dayson Munn, Hannah Nicole Howard, and Kyligh Nevaeh Adams; one sister: Ruby Dale Davis; and two brothers: Carl Sherman and Donnie Sherman. 

In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by a daughter, Susan Rena Sherman; one brother: Leon Sherman; and an infant sister.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service as well as following the service. 

Memorials may be made to Interim Healthcare Hospice, 155 Deacon Tiller Court, Duncan, SC 29334. 

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