November 2008

Jack Tate
February 16, 1934 -
November 29, 2008

Jack Bryan Tate, 74, of Pomaria, widower of Rosemary Dowd Tate, died November 29, 2008 at J. F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

Born on Feb. 16, 1934 in Columbia, he was a son of the late Collie and Carrie Sturkie Tate. He was an Army veteran and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his sons, John Bryan Tate of Prosperity, Jeffrey Elbert Tate and Jack David (Sherie) Tate both of Pomaria; grandchildren, Alexis Tate and Adam Tate. Mr. Tate was predeceased by a brother, John Tate.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at St. Paul Lutheran Church by the Rev. Brent Nichols. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2496 SC Highway 773, Pomaria, SC 29126.

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Jack Malcom
August 8, 1929 -
November 29, 2008

Jack Lee Malcom, 79, of Silverstreet, died Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on August 8, 1929 in Stroud, OK, Mr. Malcom was a son of the late Edgar and Edith Hiens Malcom. He was a retired dairyman.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Joan Queener Malcom; sons, Edgar Jack (Cheri) Malcom of Newberry and Harry Samuel Malcom of Silverstreet; daughters, Nellie M. (David W.) Farmer of Saluda, Mary M. (Mike) Willingham of Newberry, Margaret M. Davis of Saluda, Nancy M. (Tugg) Ruff of Prosperity; brothers, Joe Bob Malcom of Miami, OK and Jerry Samuel Malcom of McKinney, TX; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mr. Malcom was predeceased by a son-in-law, Mike Davis, sisters, Virginia McGlothan and Jane Miller and a brother, Jim Earl Malcom.

Graveside services will be held Monday, December 1, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at Silverstreet Lutheran Church Cemetery by the Rev. Steve Jackson and Rev. Dr. Robert McCollum. The family will be at the residence of Mike and Mary Willingham, 180 Paw Paw’s Trail, Newberry, Sunday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Silverstreet Lutheran Church, PO Box 48, Silverstreet, SC 29145 or to Palmetto Health Hospice, PO Box 352, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Garrett Malcom, Corey Malcom, J.C. Waldrop, Justin Waldrop and Adam Crouch

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Mark Davis, Newberry County Memorial Hospital staff, Palmetto Health Hospice and Shelby Felker and Barry Richardson of the Pomaria Rescue Squad for their exceptional care.

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John Seibert
November 5, 1931 -
November 25, 2008

John Edward Seibert, 77, of Prosperity, died Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at his residence.

Born on November 5, 1931 in Prosperity, he was a son of the late John Gary and Lillie Belle Hamm Seibert. Mr. Seibert was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was retired from Eastman Chemical Company. He was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church where he was a former member of the church council. He was a member of the Fairview Fire Department, the Little Mountain Ruritan Club, was a former member of the Newberry County Council and a past chairman of the Newberry Disabilities and Special Needs Board. He was a volunteer for many years with the Mid-Carolina Football Program.

Surviving are his wife, Shelby Riley Seibert; son, Charles Edward and his wife, Teresa Sharpe Seibert of Prosperity; a daughter, Frances Seibert of Prosperity; a brother, James Harold Seibert of Prosperity; grandchildren, Jessica Ivy Seibert and Emily Joy Seibert both of Prosperity. He was predeceased by a daughter Phyllis Ann Seibert.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2008 at Macedonia Lutheran Church by the Rev. Randall Derrick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church, 49 Macedonia Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127, Mid-Carolina Fieldhouse Fund, Mid-Carolina Athletic Dept. 6794 US Highway 76, Prosperity, SC 29127 or the Newberry Disabilities and Special Needs, 115 Nance Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers: Gary Seibert, James Seibert, Daniel Seibert, Doug Cassady, Rick Riley and Glen Mills
Honorary pallbearers: Members of the Macedonia Lutheran Church Council, the Little Mountain Ruritan Club, the Fairview Fire Department, and the Newberry Disabilities and Special Needs Board

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J. C. White, Jr.
September 29, 1937 -
November 24, 2008

James Cleo “J.C.” White, Jr, 71, of Newberry, died Monday, November 24, 2008 at his residence.

Born on Sept. 29, 1937 in Whitmire, he was a son of the late James Cleo White, Sr. and Mary Ellen Kitchens White. He was a former member of the S.C. National Guard, a retired contractor and a member of the S.C. Game Fowlers Association.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Boulware White; sons, James Cleo White III and Joshua Derrick White both of Newberry and Michael Shannon White of Prosperity; daughters, Janet Ballentine and Christy Sease both of Newberry; a sister, Wyll Pleger of Virginia; fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a daughter, Jimmie Tumblin.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at First Church of God in Whitmire. Burial will follow in Whitmire Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at First Church of God. Memorials may be made to the J.C. White Memorial Fund, 1724 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers: David Lawson, Joey Kitchens, Joshua White, Jamie White, L.M. Inman and James Harris, Jr.

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Eva Mae Boland Richardson
August 21, 1923 -
November 21, 2008

Eva Mae Boland Richardson, 85, of Pomaria, widow of G. Ray Richardson died Friday, November 21, 2008 at her residence.

Born on August 21, 1923 in Little Mountain, she was the daughter of the late J. Ned and Bessie Bickley Boland. She was retired from the Lowman Home and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Ladies Bible Class.

She is survived by daughters, Jo Ann Richardson and Betty Richardson both of Pomaria; a son, James “Bo” Richardson of Pomaria; and a brother, Joe Boland of Joanna. She was predeceased by a brother, J.L. Boland.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 23, 2008 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 2496 SC Highway 773, Pomaria, SC 29126 or to Lutheran Hospice, 1505 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

Active pall beares will be Blease Lattimore, John Wheeler, Carold Wicker, Keith Boland, Johnny Lindler, Bernie Metts, and Melvin Metts.
Honorary pall bearers will be Dr. Caroll Pinner, Ladies Bible Class, Kathy Metts, Donna Peele, Rebekah Sims, and Tonya Houseal.

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Rev. R. J. Roberts
May 20, 1926 -
November 20, 2008

Reverend Robert Jackson “R.J.” Roberts, 82, of Newberry, went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 20, 2008.

He was born May 20, 1926, in Kershaw, SC a son of the late Winfred Coleman & Bessie Sullivan Roberts. A graduate of Wingate College High School, Rev. Roberts continued his education with an Associates of Arts Degree from Wingate College and further studies from Coker College. He served his country in World War II aboard the USS Horseshoe Tanker, SS Pattowiski Supply Ship and Shanghi China Navy Boat Pool. After retiring full time from the ministry, Rev. Roberts continued to do supply work for needed churches. He also worked as a dealer transfer driver for Stokes-Trainor GM Dealership in Newberry for many years.

Rev. Roberts served the following churches during his 47 years of full time ministry: Beauford Baptist Church, McBee, SC; Bethel Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC; Cool Branch Baptist Church, Blair, SC; Oak Grove Baptist Church, Waxhaw, NC; Hunt Memorial Baptist Church, Newberry, SC; Leeds Baptist Church, Carlisle, SC and College Street Baptist Church, Newberry, SC.

Rev. Roberts was predeceased by his loving wife of 8 years, Johnnie Mae Roberts Roberts and loving sister, Dolly Roberts.

Rev. Roberts is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty Jo Horton Roberts and their three loving children: Ledale R. (Glenn) Long of Newberry, Robbiette R. (Larry) Hazel, Prosperity, and R. Mark (Deah) Roberts of Newberry; Grandchildren, Shandon L. Long, Tiffany L. (Wade) Dawkins, Corey G. (Selena) Long, Shawn L. (Erika) Roberts, M. Cade Roberts and Brendan A. Roberts; Great-grandchildren, J. Lane Moore, Jordan A. Moore, Dantzler S. Long, Daylen R. Long and Preston L. Dawkins; and loving sisters, Nannie Van Roberts Holland, Camden, SC and Joann Roberts (Frank) Phillips, Kershaw, SC; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 22, 2008 at Newberry First Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. Kenneth Harmon, Rev. Bobby Wallace, Dr. Donald West and Rev. John Culbreth. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home of Newberry. The family will be at the home of Mark & Deah Roberts, 3899 Belfast Road, Newberry.

Memorials may be made to Newberry First Baptist Church senior adults, 1020 Boundary Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or a church of ones choice.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you for all the prayers lifted up for our loved one and family. May God Bless You!

Active pallbearers, Corey G. Long, Shawn L. Roberts, M. Cade Roberts, Brendan A. Roberts, J. Lane Moore, Wade Dawkins, Joe Trainor and Alan Gardner
Honorary pallbearers: Members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, minister friends, Mrs. Carla Trainor, Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Harmon, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Cobb, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Starnes, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Threatt, Rev. and Mrs. John Culbreth, Mrs. Christine Birmingham, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Culbreth, Mrs. Judy Tiller, Mrs. Lois Florio, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Huggins, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Rollings, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Coppock, Mrs. Carolyn Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Varnadore, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bouleware, Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Ruff, Mr. and Mrs. David Crumpton, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haltiwanger and the Nurses of Hospice Care of Tri-County

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Reggie Braswell
December 20, 1973 -
November 17, 2008

Reggie Leslea Braswell, 34, of Newberry, died Sunday, November 16, 2008 at his residence.

Born on December 20, 1973 in Newberry, he was a son of James L. “Jim” Braswell, Sr. and Mary Bishop Braswell. He attended the University of South Carolina, was employed by LesLea Farms and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. Mr. Braswell was an avid fisherman.

Surviving in addition to his parents of Newberry are a sister, Stephanie Dene (Alan) Hyatt of Lexington; brothers, James “Jimmy” (Jenny) Braswell, Jr. of Prosperity and Mark Wayne (Roseanne) Braswell of Newberry; a niece, Stephanie Braswell and nephews, Jonathan Braswell and Ryan Hyatt.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at St. James Lutheran Church by the Rev. D. Rodney Gunter and Rev. Eric Fink. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 228 Jalapa Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers: Allan Accord, Jason Bishop, Stan Bishop, Ralph Braswell, Jr., Ben O’Shields and Gregg Sullivan
Honorary pallbearers: Mike Hall, Carl Koon, Jeff Koon, Rev. Floyd Sides, Dr. Mark Davis and Bruce Abrams

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G. Albert Mayer
April 30, 1921 -
November 12, 2008

Grover Albert Mayer, 87, died on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at his home near Peak, about a mile from where he was born on April 30, 1921, to the late Grover Evans and Vinnie Shealy Mayer.

Mr. Mayer graduated from Pomaria High School in 1938 and started work with the South Carolina Electric and Gas Company. He was married in 1942 to Margaret Weaks. In 1943 Mr. Mayer entered the U.S. Army Air Corps. He trained at several bases as a basic mechanic, a DC3 specialist, and in transitional flight training. He was deployed with the troop carrier build-up near Reading, England, and in April of 1944, he was assigned to the first extra flight crew at D-Day. He was later assigned to a regular crew as flight engineer for the Commanding General of the Allied Airborne at an air field outside of Paris, France. He attained the rank of Tech. Sgt. In October of 1945 he returned to SCE&G at the Parr Steam Plant, and in 1958 he was transferred to McMeekin Station. In 1975 he returned to Parr, and when he retired in 1983, he was supervisor of Parr Properties. Mr. Mayer was an active, life-long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he served on church council and made wine for communion. He was also a member of Pine Island Club, the Foreman Club, and was active in Peak community activites. He was a fan of the Atlanta Braves and the Clemson Tigers, and was an IPTAY Club member for 40 years. Mr. Mayer was a folklorist of the Old Dutch Fork and farmed the land of his forebears. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Mr. Mayer was pre-deceased by: his wife Margaret; two grandchildren, Benjamin Mayer and Carrie Mayer Cowan; daughter-in-law Luanne Mayer; and brother Roy Mayer. Mr. Mayer is survived by: his wife of 12 years, Ethel Corley Mayer; son Jim Mayer of Little Mountain; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Jo Mayer of Lexington; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Michael and Kay Mayer of Rock Hill; great-grandchildren, Allison and James Mayer; sister Mabel Bertolatus of Iowa City, Iowa; two nephews, Roy Bertolatus of Texas and Dr. Andrew Bertolatus of Iowa; three step-children, nine step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. He will also be grieved by longtime family friend, Mary Anna Knapper.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 3:00 p.m., at St. John Lutheran Church in Pomaria. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 622 Hope Station Rd., Pomaria, SC 29126.

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Mary H. Ringer
April 3, 1914 -
November 9, 2008

Mary Emma Hentz Ringer, 94, of Pomaria, widow of Raymond E. Ringer, died Sunday, November 9, 2008 at White Oak Manor.

Born on April 3, 1914 in Pomaria, Mrs. Ringer was a daughter of the late George David and Sallie Berley Hentz. She was a lifelong member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church where she was a member of WELCA, taught Sunday School, Bible School and was a member of the church choir.

Surviving are a son, Charles R. (Jane) Ringer of Pomaria; a sister, Sadie H. Ringer of Pomaria; grandchildren, Sara-Anne Ringer of Whitney, England and John (Kibbie) Ringer of Columbia. Mrs. Ringer was predeceased by sisters, Pauline Crooks and Christine Stoudemayer and a brother, Woodrow B. Hentz.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church by the Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church Choir Robe Fund, PO Box 170, Pomaria, SC 29126.

Active pallbearers: Monte Bowers, Joe Crooks, Rusty Griffin, David Hentz, Richard Ringer, Steve Ringer and Tim Ringer

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Nelson Counts
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November 1, 2008

Memorial services for Andrew Nelson Counts, 62, will be held at the First Baptist Church in Newberry on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 2:00 PM by the Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Harmon. The family will greet friends following the service. A committal service was held in Newberry Memorial Gardens on Friday, November 7, 2008.

Mr. Counts, son of the late Andrew L. and Vivian B. Counts, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2008..

He is survived by his sister, Judy, beloved extended family and dear, dear friends.

As a passionate pet care and adoption advocate, Mr. Counts’ heart will live on with memorials to the Newberry County Animal Care and Control, 11494 S.C. Highway 34, Newberry, S.C. 29108

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Gwyn Hooper
September 9, 1930 -
November 5, 2008

Gwyn Ingram Hooper, 78, formerly of Newberry, widow of Melvin F. Hooper, Sr., died Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Hendersonville, NC.

Born on September 9, 1930 in Stonewall, MS, Mrs. Hooper was the daughter of the late John Elisha Ingram and Winnie Johnston Ingram. She was retired from the Newberry City Police Department and also worked for Damon International. She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a son, Melvin F. Hooper, Jr. of Travelers Rest and his special friend, Pat Hudson; a brother, Charles E. (Esther) Ingram of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Vicki Hooper and Mark Hooper and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hooper was predeceased by a grandson, Barry Hooper.

Private services will be held.

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Peggy Brown
December 2, 1943 -
November 5, 2008

Peggy Jean McGaha Brown, 64, of Newberry, widow of Bobby Brown, died Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on December 2, 1943 in Spartanburg, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Durrell and Dorothy Brooks McGaha.

Surviving are her sons, Ray Borden of Newberry, Tommy Borden of New Tazewell, TN, David Garland of Springfield, MO, Wayne Garland, of Newberry; daughters, Amy Rodgers of Saluda, Rhonda Holloway of Hartwell, GA; sisters, Gayle Below of Taylors, Sandra Shropshire of Greenwood and Faye Brown of Greer; eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brown was predeceased by a son, Lee Garland.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2008 at Freedom Baptist Church by the Rev. Eddie Bledsoe. Memorials may be made to Freedom Baptist Church, PO Box 1106, Newberry, SC 29108.

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Steve Harrison
June 6, 1947 -
November 5, 2008

Steve Harrison, 61, of Newberry, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at his residence.

Born on June 6, 1947 in Clinton, he was a son of the late Clara Smith Worsham and B.F. Harrison. He was a retired painter and a member of Faith Assembly of God.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra A. Harrison; sons, Ricky Harrison of Newberry and Brian Harrison of Houston, TX; a daughter, Misty Collins of Newberry; sisters, Dale (David) Wingard of Lexington, Lessie (Raymond) Cosetello of Newberry; a brother, Jimmy (Carol) Harrison of Joanna; grandchildren, Heather Collins, Courtney Harrison, Duane Collins, Cassie Harrison and Macey Harrison and many loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Harrison was predeceased by a sister, Audrey Diane Harrison and a brother, Otis Harrison.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, November 9, 2008 at McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel by Rev. Eddie Bledsoe. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Respiratory Unit at Newberry County Memorial Hospital, 2669 Kinard Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

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Shirley Cannon
July 26, 1935 -
November 4, 2008

Shirley Jane Morris Cannon, 73, of Newberry, widow of Henry David Cannon, died November 4, 2008 at Lexington Medical Center.

Born on July 26, 1935 in Newberry, Mrs. Cannon was a daughter of Sarah Evelyn Morris and the late Bluma Calvin “Brown” Morris. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother of Prosperity are her daughters, Kathy Hamm, Sharon Cannon and Vickie Worthy all of Newberry; brothers, Calvin Morris and Terry Morris both of Prosperity; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 7, 2008 at Rosemont Cemetery. The family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Worthy, 515 Green Street, Newberry, SC. and will receive friends Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

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Lenora Moore
September 7, 1936 -
November 1, 2008

Lenora Boland Moore, 72, of Prosperity, widow of Shelton Moore, died Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on September 7, 1936 in Little Mountain, Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Bounce and Alma Lindler Boland. She was retired from Prosperity Manufacturing and was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church where she was a member of the New Horizons. She was a member of the Hardees Breakfast Club, the Newberry Roadrunners and was a bingo buddy.

Surviving are a son, Loren (Kellie) Moore of Little Mountain; grandchildren, Allison M. (Matt) Elswick, Kyle A. Moore and Amber N. Moore; neighbors and special friends, Mack and Joyce Zeigler. Mrs. Moore was predeceased by a brother, Edward Boland.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 3, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Ronald Smith. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will be at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, 609 Efird Metts Road, Little Mountain and will receive friends Sunday from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Building Fund, 4056 St. Luke’s Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pallbearers: Brett Moore, Scott Moore, Bill Boland, Kenny Shealy, Larry Lake and Glenn Moore

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