Charles McGinnis PDF Print E-mail

William Charles McGinnis, 82, of Kinards, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at Hospice of Laurens County.

Born on July 24, 1929, in Gastonia, NC, he was the son of the late Homer Ernest and Mason Smith McGinnis. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict from which he received the Bronze Star. He was a graduate of North Carolina State University. Mr. McGinnis was a dairyman who was a member and past president of the American Jersey Cattle Club and the DHIA. During his career he was privileged to be the recipient of numerous awards given through his chosen profession some of which included the 1986 World Dairy Expo Man of the Year, the 1988 Distinguished Service Award for American Dairy Science Association and the 1998 Dairy Award. He was a renowned Dairy Judge who judged cattle shows throughout the country. Mr. McGinnis was a member of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances Smith McGinnis; a sister, Martha Jo (Ted) Wright of Las Vegas, NV; a brother-in-law, Lemuel H. (Ruby) Smith of Atlanta, GA and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, January 13, 2012, at Aveleigh Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dr. Mitchell VanMetre. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home and immediately following the service on Friday in Truesdale Hall at the church. Memorials may be made to Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, 1211 Calhoun Street, Newberry, SC 21908 or to the charity of one's choice.

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#13 Marie Harmon 2012-01-12 17:55
Mrs. Frances, I was so sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Charlie. He was a very sweet man and I always enjoyed talking with him. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
#12 Leone Wisialowski 2012-01-12 15:28
Dear Frances, I am sorry to hear about Charlie. I will keep you in my thoughts. I miss you and look forward to seeing you again at the hospital as a volunteer. Leone Wisialowski
#11 Leone Wisialowski 2012-01-12 15:25
Hi Frances, I am so sorry to hear about Charlie. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope to see you again at the hospital as a volunteer. Leone Wisialowski
#10 Edward H. Smith 2012-01-11 22:05
Hey Sweetie. Sorry to hear about Charlie. Jeannie and I can't be there due to conflicts with work schedules, but you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please keep in touch and we will try to drop by on our next trip to Darlington/Florence. Love Ya.
Edward & Jeannie Smith
#9 Pat & Eddie Malcom 2012-01-11 12:36
Mrs. Frances we are thinking of you always like Charlie though years and always thought about him. We will miss him. Take care we are thinking of you Miss Pat,Eddie&Harry Malcom
#8 Sheriff Lee Foster 2012-01-11 11:23
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Mr. McGinnis. His service to our country is greatly appreciated by our family. Although we will miss those departed they are at eternal Peace. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#7 Sheila Riddle 2012-01-11 08:49
Mrs.McGinnis and family,
I am sorry to hear about Mr. Charlie's passing. I got to know him through the 4-H Heifer Project when I was a member of the Jersey Cattle Club many years ago and thought alot of him! Many of us (4-Hers) looked up to Mr. Charlie and we will miss him greatly! He was an outstanding leader for 4-H youth to look up to. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers! In deepest sympathy, Sheila Riddle
#6 Reva Moates 2012-01-10 22:03
Ms. Frances I am so sorry to hear that your hubby has gone on. I know my words aren't much comfort, but you can have comfort in knowing that the Lord will give you the strength needed at this time. He loves you and will never leave you, you are always in His Reva
#5 Lee & Pat Turner 2012-01-10 20:26
Mrs. Frances, we are thinking about you and you are in our prayers.
#4 Lucia Renwick 2012-01-10 15:18
Mrs. Frances, I am SO sad to hear about Mr. Charlie - I dearly adore both of you and I will miss him so much. I know he is now in a much better place and we will pray for peace for you. Much love, Lucia
#3 Angela Bowers 2012-01-10 15:03
So sad to hear about Mr. Charlie. I am lifting you up in prayer and sending my love...I am here if you need anything! Love, Angela
#2 Margaret Long 2012-01-10 13:18
We are so sad to hear of Charlie's death. He was so a good man and we fell blessed to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Heber and Margaret Long
#1 Butch & Tricia Price 2012-01-10 10:47
Mr. Charlie will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this most difficult time.

Butch & Tricia Price