Jimmy Alewine PDF Print E-mail

Jimmy Harrison Alewine, 76, of Newberry, widower of Susanne McCutcheon Alewine, died September 18, 2017 at Springfield Place.

Born on March 30, 1941 in Newberry, he was a son of the late Henry Musco and Claudia Beatrice Shealy Alewine. He was a member of the first graduating class of Mid-Carolina High School where he helped write the Alma Mater and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Newberry College. He taught school in Florence and Greenwood Counties, and later went to work for the Department of Social Services in Newberry County where he retired after 30 years of service as Director. He and his wife, Susanne later came out of retirement to become WaWa and SuSu to their granddaughters. He was a Member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church where he was a former church councilman.

He is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Sheely (Jay) of Little Mountain and Leanne Davis (Mark) of Newberry; 2 granddaughters, Hannah Huffstetler (Nick) and Harrison Sheely; two sisters-in law, Lillian Bouknight and Eleanor Alewine both of Newberry; a brother-in-law, Rick McCutcheon (Judy) of Newberry; cousins, Darlene Brigman (Richard), Marlene McCutcheon, Suzette Wilson (Lee) and Jamie Bowyer; 4 step-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; and 6 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Jerry Alewine.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108, Harvest Hope Food Bank2220 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201, or to the American Red Cross, 2751 Bull Street, Columbia SC 29201.

Active pallbearers will be Michael Bouknight, Jimmy Leitzsey, Rick McCutcheon, Clifford Shealy, James Berley, and Rev. Terry Amick.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Abraham, the Staff of Unit 4 at Springfield Place and the Adult B Sunday School Class of St. Philip's Lutheran Church.

The family would like to extend special thanks to his dedicated and loving caregivers, Amy Hawkins, Courtney Jottie, Shirley Livingston and Marlana Cucio.

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#23 Christy Jones 2017-10-23 13:39
Loved my Waw Waw! So glad I visited with him each day I was up with daddy. Such a great man, so many memories!

Christy White Jones
#22 Jennifer Birochak 2017-10-19 09:23
Charlotte and family,
So sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Praying for peace and comfort for you all in the days to come. May you find joy in the midst of sorrow as you remember the happy times you had together.
Jennifer and Nat Birochak and kids
#21 Dr. George L. Jones 2017-09-26 18:04
I was sad when I learned of Jimmy's death. He was always so kind to everyone. And Suzanne was our neighbor until they married. Both were so special. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days.
#20 Mary Jo L. Piester 2017-09-23 20:03
Leanne and family.. please accept our sincere condolences..
May the Lord give you all strength, courage, peace, and grace today and the days ahead during this most difficult time.. God Bless ~ William & Mary Jo L. Piester
#19 Dallas of Shealy 2017-09-22 09:14
Dear Charlotte and Leanne: Your dad was so precious to me! He was my first boss in my first job out of college at Newberry Co. DSS! He was always full of joy and laughter! He was so proud of both of you. I miss your mom, too, and I can't help but think they are back together again, laughing at each other's jokes and being proud of their children and grandchildren. My love and prayers are with you. Dallas
#18 Susan B. Smith 2017-09-20 21:37
To all the family,
We're so sorry for your loss. Mr. Jimmy was such a nice man and had a great personality. We know he is rejoicing with our heavenly father and his dear wife. May God give each of you comfort, strength and peace. Love & prayers, Susan, Virgil, Nathan, & Brandon
#17 Marian Wicker 2017-09-20 13:08
I worked for 20 + years for Jimmy at Newberry Department of Social Services. He was the best boss ever!! He always had a good joke to tell and truly cared about the citizens of Newberry County and SC. He will certainly be missed, but we are happy he is with Suzanne again!
#16 Bertha M Graham 2017-09-20 12:35
To:The Family You have my deepest sympathy. Mr. Jimmy was a great person.He is just asleep, awaiting the resurrection. Love Mrs.Bertha Graham Jehovah is the God of all comfort.
#15 Bertha M Graham 2017-09-20 12:34
To:The Family You have my deepest sympathy. Mr. Jimmy was a great person.He is just asleep, awaiting the resurrection. Love Mrs.Bertha Graham
#14 Anna Marie Nicosia 2017-09-20 12:06
Leanne and family,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad. May Christ's love and your memories help bring you comfort at this time and in the days ahead.
Joey Nicosia, Jerry and Anna Marie N. Haltiwanger
#13 Faye Hawkins 2017-09-19 20:05
Charlotte and Leanne so sorry to hear about your Dad May God be with you both during this time George and Faye Hawkins
#12 Faye Hawkins 2017-09-19 20:03
Charlotte and Leanne so sorry to hear about your Dad May God be with you during this time
#11 Sammie C Graham 2017-09-19 19:38
Our deepest sympathy to the family in this time of pain. May our prayers and love help with your sorrow and show that peace will come to your heart.
#10 Tiffany Crawford 2017-09-19 14:03
I met Jimmy at the nursing home while visiting a family member. He was one of the sweetest men I have ever met in my entire life. Please know that he will be missed and is loved by so many. My prayers are with his family this time and always. He will forever hold a special place in my heart. With Love,
#9 Peggy Wilson 2017-09-19 09:34
Charlotte and Leanne,
Words fail to express our sadness at the passing of your dear, sweet Dad. Len and I are praying that God will comfort you and keep you in His embrace during this time of sorrow. I remember the happy times when Jimmy would bring Hannah to dance class. He always had a funny story to share, and he would sit and watch with pride as Hannah would dance across the floor. May the constant love of family and friends soften your sadness, and may the cherished memories of your beloved Dad bring you comfort and peace in the days to come. Love to you and the family, Peggy and Len Wilson
#8 Heather 2017-09-19 06:03
May Jehovah sustain you at this time of loss.
Psalm 94:19 "When anxieties overwhelmed me, you comforted and soothed me."
#7 Shelley Remion 2017-09-19 04:08
Charlotte and LeAnn,
We are so sorry hear the news about your dad. You and your family are and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Todd and Shelley Remion
#6 Cindy Farr 2017-09-18 15:56
So very sorry to hear about Mr. Jimmy. Such a sweet soul! He will be missed!
#5 Pam Shealy 2017-09-18 13:39
I am sad to know that WaWa is gone from here, but I smile and rejoice knowing that he is now with SuSu, happy and whole again! They were both very special people that I loved! And they loved their family so much! I hope that you will find peace in the memories and comfort knowing that you gave them great care in their final days! Love you!
#4 Debra Smith Taylor 2017-09-18 13:27
Please accept my sincere condolences. Mr. Jimmy was always the perfect Southern gentleman, always very pleasant and always had a smile to share. He was a wonderful husband and caregiver to Mrs. Susanne. They were such a lovely couple and now all their earthly struggles are over. May God console you all and give you peace during this time of sorrow. I know he will be missed by all those that were closest to him.
#3 Wes & Helen Griffin 2017-09-18 11:56
We are very sad to hear of Jimmy's passing; however, he and Suzanne are now together in their heavenly home, whole and happy. Go with God.
#2 Jimmy & Donna Berley 2017-09-18 11:43
Charlotte and Leanne, we are lifting you up in prayer. Your dad and mom are now together and rejoicing in Heaven. We hope that brings you both comfort. Mr. Jimmy was loved by the Berley family.
#1 Cindy Leitzsey 2017-09-18 11:33
Leanne and family So very sorry to hear of your dad passing. He always made us laugh on his visits with the dogs.You will be in our prayers Love,Cindy and Donnie Leitzsey