George H. Sligh PDF Print E-mail

George Hallman Sligh, Jr., 75, of Prosperity, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his residence.

Born on February 19, 1942, in Newberry, he was the son of the late George Hallman Sligh, Sr. and Cora Wicker Sligh. He was 1966 graduate of Newberry College and was retired from the SC Department of Transportation. Mr. Sligh was a member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church where he was a member of the Adult B Sunday School Class, the Lutheran Men and was a former church councilman and Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of the Lower Newberry County Farmer's Association and Woodmen of the World Lodge 1054.

He is survived by his wife, Dovie Suber Sligh; a son, Philip H. Sligh of Prosperity; a daughter, Laura (Eakeath) McCullough of Newberry; granddaughters, Shelby and Emily McCullough; a cousin who was like a sister, Marilyn K. Hendrix of Simpsonville and brother-in-law, Randy (Patti) Suber of Prosperity.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick and Rev. Andrew David Eargle. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108

Active pallbearers will be Patrick Meetze, Michael Shealy, Michael Mills, Charlie Summer, Earl Alford and Hannon Bedenbaugh.

All those in attendance are considered honorary pallbearers.

A note of remembrance may be written to the family by clicking the "Add Comment" link below.




#37 Andy Price 2017-07-04 18:28
Oh My Goodness, my dear friend and classmate at St. Phillips. My heart felt sympathy to all of you in the family and friends at St. Phillips.
#36 Gayle Wicker 2017-06-25 23:34
Dovie & Family, I just learned of George's passing tonight as I . was looking at recent deaths online. I am so sorry, but I know he is pain free & is with our Heavenly Father. Had I known, I certainly would have attended visitation and/or service. George had many friends who will miss him, but he will be missed mostly by his family. I pray that God will give you, your children, & your grandchildren peace & love in the months ahead.
#35 gc 2017-06-25 10:10
Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
#34 Molly Shealy Branton 2017-06-23 21:03
Dovie, I am so very sorry. My prayers are with you. Molly
#33 Michael Rish 2017-06-22 10:12
Mrs Sligh, Phillip, and Laura Im sorry for your loss.
#32 Marilyn odom 2017-06-22 08:17
Mrs. Dovie and Family, so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person, and heaven sure has an angel.
The Odom Family
#31 Sandy Kiker 2017-06-20 07:01
Ms. Dovie, Laura and family,
I pray that God will give you comfort, strength and peace that passes all understanding during this time of loss.
Sandy Kiker and family
#30 Susan B.Smith 2017-06-19 22:39
To all the family,
Words cannot express your loss. May God give you comfort, strength and peace each and everyday.
We love yall, Susan, Virgil, Nathan & Brandon
#29 Chris Lominick 2017-06-19 20:59
Meryl and I are sorry to hear of Mr. George's passing and we know that he will be missed by many. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
#28 Harriett Rucker 2017-06-19 20:23
Dovie and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you
at this sad time. May God's love and peace be with you and
your family now and in the days to come. Our love to you,
Harriett and Johnny Rucker
#27 Janice Smith 2017-06-19 19:53
My deepest sympathy to the family.Mr.George was a wonderful man and will be missed greatly. My love to you all. Sincerly, Janice Hope and Sean Smith
#26 Shaye Miller 2017-06-19 18:16
Ms. Dovie, Phillip, and Laura, I,m so sorry for loss. I never remember seeing Mr. Sligh without a huge smile on his face. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bring you peace during these difficult times.
Shaye Miller
#25 Lonnette Turner 2017-06-19 17:57
Mrs. Sligh,Philip.Laura and family . So very sorry to hear about your husband and father. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
#24 Dean Lominick 2017-06-19 17:17
What can I say about a good Christian man. He was a great guy always there for the Lutheran Men lending a hand as best he could but you could count on him to man the drink table. Loved his sense of humor. One fond memory was when he, Philip, Chris and I was a Camp Old Indian. Food was not the greatest but George had some snacks hidddn away. He will be missed but take comfort that he is with his Savior and he is enjoying himself. The Lord will give comfort to those left behind. Rejoice
#23 Romia Jeter 2017-06-19 17:09
Mrs. Dovie, Phillip and Laura, I am very sorry to learn of the lost of Mr. George. May you all find comfort through God our Father and Christ his son. Also find comfort and peace in knowing that you maybe re-united in Eternity. May God Bless and keep each of you.
#22 Wyse & Kathy Hill 2017-06-19 15:31
Dovie and family, We are very sorry to hear about George passing. All of you are in our prayers.
#21 KIm Sligh 2017-06-19 15:28
Mrs. Dovie and family. My heart is saddened by the passing of Mr. George. But I know he is with the angels looking over each of you.

#20 Billy & Edith Morris 2017-06-19 13:14
Dovie and family, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of George. He was a great fellow and I know that all of you will miss him terribly, but may your sweet memories carry you through the grief. Anytime we can help, feel free to call on us
Billy & Edith
#19 Eddie & Juleen Stuck 2017-06-19 13:13
Dovie, Phillip, and Laura,

We were so saddened to hear of George's death. He was truly a good man with a life well lived. May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you peace during this time of sorrow.

Eddie and Juleen
#18 The Fulmers 2017-06-19 13:10
Please know that each of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Odell, Sherrie, Patrick & Will Fulmer
#17 Deborah Herman 2017-06-19 12:55
Dear MS Dovie and Family , I'm so sorry to hear about MR George , our prayers are with all of you , may God comfort you and your family at this terrible time. If you need anything let us know , Love You and God Bless You
#16 Pam DeHart 2017-06-19 12:36
Dovie, Laura, Phillip and rest of the family. I am so sorry for your loss...Love and many prayers for you all in this difficult time...

#15 MOLLIE GRAHAM 2017-06-19 11:45
Dear Dovie,I am so sorry to hear about George HALLMAN You and your family are In my thoughts and prayers Take care Love and Blessings Mollie Graham
#14 Becky Wicker 2017-06-19 11:29
Dovie & family, I can't begin to express how sorry I am to hear of George's passing. It seems like I've known him all my life and I guess I have. He was a good man, a Christian. I never heard him say anything negative. I know he'll be missed by anybody who knew him. My prayers and love are with you during this difficult time. Becky Wicker
#13 Mary K. Eargle 2017-06-19 10:29
Dovie and Family: I am sorry for your loss!
#12 Tammy Livingston 2017-06-19 08:05
Miss Dovie, Laura, Eakie and Girls, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers Mr. George was such a nice man. If there is anything you need please let us know..
Tammy, Todd and Taylor Livingston
#11 June Nlson 2017-06-19 07:34
Dovie & family so sorry to hear that George had passed away. You are in my thoughts and prayers. You and George always had a smile every time I saw you.
#10 Lori Koon-Alonso 2017-06-19 07:22
Laura and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Lori Koon-Alonso
#9 Lynn Wessinger 2017-06-19 06:11
Dovie and family, We are so sorry to hear about George. Our prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Our heartfelt sympathies are sent your way and our prayers will continue for peace.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger
#8 Debbie Cromer 2017-06-18 22:35
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#7 Dana & Jason Long 2017-06-18 21:43
So sorry to hear of Mr. George's passing. I always looked forward to him teasing me and will never forget his contagious smile and laughter. Sending prayers and love to you all!
#6 Karen Young 2017-06-18 20:57
Mrs. Dovie and family, We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Geoge Hallman's passing. He was such a sweet man. I know you will miss him greatly, but you know where he is and who he is with. That will give you some comfort in the days to come. Love you all. Karen Young and family
#5 Linda hendrix 2017-06-18 18:56
My deepest sympathy for your loss ! George will be a missing piece of our church! No words can express what I wish to say but my prayers are with you all for now and the days ahead!
#4 Angela Bowers 2017-06-18 18:48
Laura & family, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Please know that I will be lifting you all up in prayer. May God's peace embrace you all!
#3 reva 2017-06-18 18:32
Ms. Dovie. I was sorry to hear that Mr. George had gone home. I always enjoyed you and he coming to my window, I will miss him. The Lord will give you and your family peace, and the comfort needed in this time of your life. I love you Ms. Dovie. Reva
#2 Larry & Barbara Wise 2017-06-18 18:18
Dovie and family, Larry and I so sorry to see that George has passed away. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers!
#1 Polly W. Turner 2017-06-18 16:26
Philip and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish the many memories you have of him.