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Funeral services for Willene Wicker Shealy will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer at 11:00 am Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Burial will follow in Pomaria Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. In lieu o flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1515 Boundary Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or  the Newberry County Museum, P.O. Box 343, Newberry, SC 29108.

Mrs. Shealy of Newberry, died Friday, August 3, 2018. She was born Mary Willene Wicker on September 16, 1920, at what was then Camp Jackson to the late William Owens and Murrie Sanders Wicker. She was married to the late Joseph Mayer Eargle and then the late Ernest Olin Shealy, Sr. Over the years she worked as a secretary for several local businesses. She especially treasured the memories and friendships she made during the almost twenty-five years spent at the Newberry Airport with her husband. So long as her health permitted, she was active in her church and community. Mrs. Shealy was a charter member and an active supporter of the Newberry County Museum.

She is survived by daughters, Murrie Alice (Robert) Johnson of John's Island and Patricia (Michael) Stiles of Clearbrook, VA; a son, Ernest Olin Shealy, Jr. of Silverstreet. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Allen Johnson of John's Island, Amy Johnson Hatchet of Charleston, Laura Dufford Jackson of Boyce, VA, Claire Dufford Burdette of Mercersburg, PA, Holly Stiles of Ocean View, DE, Zachary Stiles of Clearbrook, VA and four great-grandchildren, Regan Jackson of Boyce, VA, Reese Burdette and Brinkley Burdette of Mercersburg, PA and Daniel Hatchet of Charleston. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by a sister, Bettye Wicker Williams.

Active pallbearers will be Arnold Hiller, Tim Shealy, Ronnie Cromer, Ray Graham, Greg Evans and Ricky Richardson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1515 Boundary Street, Newberry, 29108 or to the Newberry Museum, P.O. Box 343, Newberry, 29108

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#7 Becki McSwain 2018-08-26 12:42
Ernie, Mom (Julia McSwain) wanted to make sure that you know how sorry we are about the loss of your mother. Mom said she was such a sweet person and is sure she will be missed. We pray that you and your family will find comfort in all the memories, good times, and love that you shared.
Becki McSwain
#6 Barbara Gastright 2018-08-08 16:24
Sorry for you loss, she was a beautiful lady , I was honored to have met her and your wonderful family.
#5 Anna Marie Nicosia 2018-08-06 16:10
Mrs. Shealy meant so much to me. She was such a sweet lady and I always enjoyed seeing her at church. She will be missed by many. May your memories and God's love help bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead.
Anna Marie Nicosia
#4 Betty Dixon 2018-08-05 07:50
So very sorry for your loss. We loved Willene and Mama loved her like a sister. Prayers for you Patricia, Murrie Alice, Ernie, and families.
#3 bill franklin 2018-08-04 16:14
my condolences to the Shealy family.
#2 Janice &Tommy Meeks 2018-08-04 13:09
We are praying and thinking of your family during this difficult time.

Sincerely, Janice & Tommy
#1 Johnny Lindsay 2018-08-04 07:12
For all of my 69 years, Mrs. Willene was a faithful member of Redeemer as well as the epitome of a proper southern lady. Her pleasant smile and genuine heartfelt greetings on Sunday mornings will be missed by many. May each of you feel the Lord’s presence during these difficult days.