Kathryn McEntire PDF Print E-mail

Kathryn Amick McEntire, 89, of Newberry, widow of James Ralph McEntire, died Sunday, December 25, 2016, at J.F. Hawkins Health Care.

Born on July 14, 1927, in Little Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Rufus Early and Chole Shealy Amick. She was retired from Bell South and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Mrs. McEntire was a member of Epting Memorial United Methodist Church where she was organist until 2015 a position she had held for many years. She was a member of the Erin Wood Bible Class and the Mary Addison Circle.

Mrs. McEntire is survived by sons, Jim (Kay) McEntire of Newberry and Allen (Janet) McEntire of Whitmire; a daughter, Marie (Barry) Hickman of Newberry; grandchildren, Dr. Mayes (Amy) McEntire, Dr. Mark McEntire, Madeleine McEntire, Mariclare McEntire; step-grandchildren, Chris (Donna) Hickman and Alex (Angela) Hickman;great-grandchildren, Laney McEntire and Riley McEntire; step-great-grandchildren, Peyton (Skylar) Davis, Gaylen Hobbs, Kayleigh Hickman, Marlie Hickman, Ali Hickman, Hunter Rorick and Alex Hickman; step-great-great-grandchildren, Piper Davis, Paislee Davis and Lila Hickman; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Ruth A. Shealy and Aliene A. Reeves and a brother, Edgar Amick.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Epting Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. William Hightower. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Epting Memorial United Methodist Church, 1401 Milligan Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Robert Amick, Dale Shealy, Larry Shealy, Steve Reeves, Tee Bartley, Mac Bartley, Robert Bartley, Jr. and Benny Bartley.

Honorary pallbearers will be member of the Erin Wood Bible Class and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

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#21 Jean Counts 2017-01-05 11:34
Jimmy, Allen, Marie and the McEntire Family - I can not remember life without Kat. This begins with the days of Hamm & Morris Store with Ralph. Of course growing up next to Cecil McEntire and Miss Louise is another reason for knowing her. She will live on in our hearts. Condolences to all.
#20 REV HUGH BICKLE Y 2016-12-28 19:46
She was a strong Christian lady and will be missed.
God Bless her family and love ones. Dale and I send our deepest sympathy.

Hugh and Dale Bickley
#19 Donna Perry 2016-12-27 17:06
Our hearts are saddened to hear of the passing of this sweet,sweet lady. We have so many fond memories of her from sports days at Newberry Academy and music with Newberry Community Choir. May God enfol each of you in his arms, draw you close and grant you peace and comfort. Tom, Donna & Meghan Perry
#18 Mike and Donna Hall 2016-12-27 13:17
McEntire family

Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers.
#17 Barnette Golden 2016-12-27 12:11
I have so many fond memories with my dear friend, Kat. I am praying for each of you during this difficult time. May you feel God's loving arms holding you tightly in the days to come. Kat was always so thoughtful and considerate of others. She was a special lady!

Love and Prayers, Barnette Golden (Anderson, S.C.)
#16 Heather 2016-12-27 12:06
I wanted to reach out to you during this sad time to offer my condolences. While nothing will completely take away your grief, by meditating on God's promises found in the Bible, you can find real hope and the strength to keep going. I have found the scripture at Isaiah 25:8 to be especially comforting. Here it promises that God "will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."
#15 Sheriff Lee Foster 2016-12-27 07:40
Our family offers you our condolences on the passing of Mrs. McEntire. She certainly was a wonderful lady and led a wonderful life. I deeply regret that I will not be able to pay my respects in person due to a professional commitment. While absent in body, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the many fond memories and the life she led provide you some comfort during this time of grief. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#14 Shaye Miller 2016-12-26 21:35
Jimmy, Allen and Marie
Our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your mother. Rejoice in the knowledge that she is in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Eric and Shaye Miller
#13 Janice Smith 2016-12-26 21:27
Sympathy to the family of Ms. Katherine. She was a very sweet and caring person and she will be missed dearly . May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and keep you in his grace during the the difficult days ahead. My love and heart felt sympathy to you all. Janice Smith
#12 Norma Price 2016-12-26 19:12
We were so sorry to hear about Miss Kat. Such a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
#11 Arlene Zobel 2016-12-26 18:30
So sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom! Such a sweet, kind and thoughtful lady! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time of sadness and loss! Arlene
#10 Arlene Zobel 2016-12-26 18:27
So sorry to learn of the passing of your sweet and kind Mom! Always smiling and so thoughtful! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time of sadness and loss!
#9 Leon & Brenda Fulmer 2016-12-26 17:38
Ms. Kathryn will truly be missed. God bless her family. Sorry for your loss. May God give you strength to see you through these next days and weeks.
Leon and Brenda Fulmer
#8 Dale Barnett 2016-12-26 15:51
So sad to lose such a beloved family member. I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Kat. She will always have a special place in my heart, as does Uncle Ralph. Prayers for peace and comfort for Marie, Jimmy, and Allen, and all the grandchildren.
#7 Susie Berry 2016-12-26 15:04
My deepest sympathy and prayers. So many lovely memories of a lovely lady!!
Susie Berry
Brian Berry
Minnie Nichols
#6 Harriett Rucker 2016-12-26 13:53
Marie, Jimmy, and Allen, My heart breaks for you. Kat was so special to our family when daddy was the pastor at Epting. Ralph and Kat were pillars there and always willing to do whatever was helpful to our church. We have remained friends ever since. I am so glad I got to see her last week and prayed that she would make a come back. Now, she is with
Ralph in heaven with no more suffering. May God love and
peace be with you during this sad time and in the days ahead.
We will be unable to attend the funeral. John and I both have
doctors appointments in 'Charleston. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Harriett
#5 Sammie Graham 2016-12-26 12:11
My deepest sympathy in her passing. I was glad I got to know her through the AARP meetings. May peace be with those who loved her.
#4 Christy Bouknight 2016-12-26 12:03
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ms. Kat will missed by many people. James, Zadean, and Christy Bouknight
#3 Mary Bedenbaugh 2016-12-26 09:47
My heartfelt sympathies in the loss of Kat. She was a special person and I enjoyed working with her and getting to know her as a friend. She will be greatly missed. May the Lord keep you in his loving arms. Mary Bedenbaugh
#2 Carol Rowe 2016-12-26 08:56
Oh I am so sorry. She was one of the best. Loved your Mother dearly. Rest In Peace sweet lady.
#1 Billy & Edith Morris 2016-12-25 21:17
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Mrs. Kat. She was a wonderful lady and we enjoyed knowing both she and Ralph. May all your sweet memories make the grief a little less.
Billy & Edith Morris