March 2008


Thomas Livingston
May 20, 1947 -
March 29, 2008

Thomas Edward Livingston, 60, Pomaria, died March 29, at Lexington Medical Center.

Born in Newberry, Mr. Livingston was a son of the late Thomas O’Neal and Frances Stoudemire Livingston. He was retired from the South Carolina Department of Transportation and was currently employed by the LPA Group. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, where he was active in the Men’s Club and the church choir. He was also a member of the Young Farmers Association.

Mr. Livingston is survived by his wife, Janet Cromer Livingston; a son, Aaron O’Neal Livingston, of Irmo; daughter, Jennifer (Wil) Jones, of Anderson; sisters, Jessie L. Robbins of Lexington, and Alliene L. Sease of Newberry; and two beautiful grandchildren, Jake and Ally. He was predeceased by a sister, Norma L. Knox.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Monday, March 31, 2008, at New Hope United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Goldie. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Sunday from 6:00 until 7:30 PM, and suggests that those desiring may make memorials to New Hope United Methodist Church c/o 331 Holloway St., Pomaria, SC 29126.

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James Earl Deaton, Sr.
January 2, 1923 -
March 29, 2008

James Earl Deaton, Sr., 85, of Prosperity, died Saturday, March 29, 2008 at his residence.

Born in Kershaw, he was a son of the late J. Enoch and Effie Adams Deaton. He was an Army veteran of WWII having obtained the rank of First Lieutenant and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was graduate of Clemson , Class of 1948.He was a retired supervisor for Philip’s Components and a cattle farmer. He was a member of Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

Mr. Deaton was twice married, first to the late Doris Fletcher Deaton and secondly to Ruby Berley Deaton who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons; James Earl “Jim” Deaton, Jr. and wife Mary Anne of Burnsville, N.C. and Tommy Deaton and his wife, Karen of Chapin; two step-sons, Ronnie Berley and wife Barbara of Prosperity, and Woody Berley of Pomaria, two step-daughters; Karen Bowers and her husband Mark of Prosperity, and Roxanne Kibler and her husband Keith of Statesboro, GA; a sister, Mary Neal and husband Ernest of Myrtle Beach; three brothers, William Deaton and wife Lucille of Columbia, Leroy Deaton and wife Jackie of Aiken, and Jack Deaton of Kershaw; two grandchildren, Lee Deaton and his wife Lindsey, and Kelsey Deaton; eight step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and 6 step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Calvin Deaton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM Monday at Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church By the Rev. Paul Wollner A private family burial will follow in the Chapin Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 678, Prosperity, 29127.

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Vicki Dillashaw
August 30, 1959 -
March 27, 2008

Vicki G. Dillashaw, 48, of Prosperity, died March 27, 2008 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born in Newberry, Mrs. Dillashaw was a daughter of Peggy Bowers Geiger and the late Bobby Geiger. She was employed by the Newberry County School District and attended Bethel Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother of Newberry she is survived by her husband, Glenn Dillashaw; her sisters, Valerie Herrington, of Irmo, and Marti Pitts of Prosperity; a brother, Robert Geiger of Newberry; her step father, Ken Gunter; ten nieces and nephews; a special sister, Donna Summer; and her Chihuahua , Kiki.

The family would like to express the gratitude to Dr. Steven Madden and his associates for their care.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Lynn Peters and the Rev. Jeff O’dell. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Saturday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 2503 Bethel Church Rd., Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pall bearers will be Wesley Dillashaw, Joel Pitts, Drew Groce, Rudy Rowe, Eddie Fulmer, and Doug Warren.
Honorary pall bearers will be Jenna Geiger, Tyler Geiger, Cody Geiger, Lane Herrington, Lee Herrington, Ayles Herrington, Chip Newkirk, Landon Stribble, and Britney Hill.

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John Simpson Harmon
March 28, 1916 -
March 25, 2008

Born in Pomaria on March 28, 1916, he was a son of the late Harrison “Hack” Harmon, Sr. and Ola Long Harmon. Mr. Harmon was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church where he was a member of the Golden Agers. He was a member of the Consolidated # 5 Fire Department and the National Rural Letter Carrier’s Association. He was an Army veteran, was a member of the American Legion Post # 24, the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge and the 2nd Calvary Association.

Surviving are his sister, Reba H. Berry of North Augusta; several nieces and nephews, including Stephen Berry, Michael Berry and Ashley Berry. He was predeceased by a brother, Harrison Monroe Harmon, Jr.

Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2008, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church by the Rev. Dr. Mark Bredholt. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Berry, 2127 St. Matthew Road, Pomaria, and receive friends one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, c/o Sandra Ruff, 208 Lakeside Drive, Chapin, SC 29036 or to Consolidated # 5 Fire Department, c/o Terry Rawls, 4183 New Hope Road, Pomaria, SC 29126.

Active pallbearers: Ronnie Berry, Danny Wayne Graham, Ray Graham, Jr., Jerel Harmon, Bill Lominick, and Chris Whitley

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Octavia Darby Kinney
July 27, 1917 -
March 16, 2008

Octavia Darby Kinney, 90, of Newberry, widow of William Dresser Kinney, died Sunday, March 16, 2008 at White Oak Manor.

Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Duane Donel and Blanche Addison Darby. She was retired from Kendall Company, and was a member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her niece, Delle Denton of Charlotte, her nephew, Dewey Darby of Brunswick, GA, her great-niece, Kayce Morris of Ninety Six, her sisters-in-law, Mable Darby of Newberry and Merle Kinney of FL. She was predeceased by brothers; James, Derrell, Everette, and Ray Darby.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Walter Green. Memorials may be made to Lewis United Methodist Church,1105 First Street, Newberry, 29108.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of White Oak Manor.

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Reba Brooks
June 7, 1941 -
March 14, 2008

Ms. Reba B.Brooks, 66, of 577 Glenn Street, Newberry, died March 14, 2008 at Providence Hospital.

Born in Newberry County, She was a daughter of the late Arthur Eugene and Reba Magdalene Bowers. She was a retired special needs teacher for Newberry County Schools, and formerly employed with Old School Manufacturing. She was an ambassador at the Newberry Opera House and worked with Camp Rainbow.

Surviving are sons: Rick (Ricky) Bouknight and Gail Langston of Laurens and Steven (Boo) and wife Lisa Bouknight of Newberry; sister Drucilla; grandchildren Sarah Dawne Griffin, Stacie Dalana Bouknight, Elizabeth Christine “Chris” Bouknight, Baylee Elizabeth Bouknight and Colin Mackenzie Bouknight; great-grandchildren Kaden Brooke Griffin, Jackson Carter Griffin, Jaycie Langston and Beth Martinez.

Services will be held at 3:00 PM Monday at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Rodney Gunter. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Memorials may be made to Beth-Eden Lutheran Church, 288 Jalapa Road, Newberry, 29108

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Justin Beck
October 7, 1987 -
March 10, 2008

Justin Neil Beck, 20, of Newberry, died March 10, 2008.

He was born in Newberry and was a member of Glenn Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Conner Lee Beck; his father, Terry Lee Beck of Newberry; his mother, Sandra Harmon Aull and step-father, Stevie Aull of Pomaria; sisters, Helen Kristen Beck of Newberry and Samantha Nicole Aull of Pomaria; paternal grandmother, Rae Beck of Newberry and special childhood friend, Shawn. Mr. Beck was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Bobby Beck and maternal grandparents, Rufus and Helen Harmon.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Glenn Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Jeff O’Dell. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Richland Memorial Children’s Hospital Neonatal Unit or Glenn Street Baptist Church, 300 Glenn Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers: Shawn Anderson, Brad Beck, Josh Beck, Will Bouknight, Michael Hallman, Brad Rikard, David Wilson and Malcolm Wilson
Honorary pallbearers: Harry & Sheryl Ethridge, William & Carolyn Lever, Tim & Lisa Chapman, Jimmy & Loretta Walker, Waymon & Frances Bostic, Olivia Snipes, Marsha Amick, Debbie Wilson, Denise Wilson, Nana Aull, and Carrie Vangilder

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Richard Kimmer
October 11, 1946 -
March 2, 2008

Richard Kimmer, 61, of Newberry, died Sunday, March 2, 2008 at Providence Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Carol M. Kimmer; a son, Richard “Buddy” Kimmer; a step-son, Daniel (Amy) Thomas; daughters, Bonnie Kimmer and Lisa Gilmore; sisters, Louise Thompson and Joyce Faircloth; a brother, Ray Kimmer; grandchildren, Chassity Kimmer, Cristen Gilmore and Brittany Gilmore; step-grandchildren, Tyler and Tori Thomas

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Charles Clinton. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Program, 965 Lindsay Circle, Newberry, SC 29108.

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Frances Swittenberg
August 16, 1910 -
March 2, 2008

Frances Counts Swittenberg, 97, of Newberry, widow of John Swittenberg died March 2, 2008 at J.F. Hawkins Health Care.

Born in Pomaria, she was a daughter of the late James and Mattie Wedaman Counts. She was a graduate of Pomaria High School and of Newberry College Class of 1931. She was a former teacher in the public schools of Newberry County. She also assisted her husband in operating The Firestone Home and Auto Supplies in Newberry. Mrs. Swittenberg was a member of the Lutheran Church of The Redeemer and the George B. Cromer Sunday School Class.

She is survived by a brother; James W. Counts of Newberry; nieces, Elizabeth Beckham of Lancaster, Charlsie Doolittle of Pomaria, Alicia Blair of Irmo and Tracy Hunter of Silverstreet; nephews, David Langford of Landrum, Joe Counts of Pomaria and Billy Swittenberg of Lexington. She was predeceased by a sister, Miriam Langford and a brother, Henry Counts.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1:30 until 2:30 PM at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Lutheran Church of Redeemer, P.O. Box 382, Newberry SC 29108.

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Ella Collier
August 10, 1928 -
February 27, 2008

Ella Ernestine Collier, 79, of Hartford City, Indiana, widow of Virle Eugene Collier, died Wednesday February 27, 2008 at Blackford Community Hospital in Indiana.

Born on August 10, 1928 in Ceredo, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late William G. Carver and Maggie Hood Carver. Ella had lived in Prosperity for 25 years before moving to Montpelier, Indiana and then to Hartford City to be closer to family. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Prosperity where she was a member of the Young at Heart Women's Ministry Group, Kionia Circle and the Lydia Friendship Sunday School Class. Mrs. Collier was the former owner and operator of Ella's Country Store in Prosperity.

Surviving are her sister, Audrey L. Baugher of Hartford City, Indiana; nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Zion United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lowry Drennen. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, 80 Zion Circle, Prosperity, SC 29127.

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Ola Mae Long
February 8, 1910 -
February 28, 2008

Ola Mae Metze Long, 98, of Little Mountain, widow of Jacob Carroll Long, died February 28, 2008 at her residence.

Born in Little Mountain, she was a daughter of the late John Quincy and Bessie Lindler Metze. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class, the Young at Heart, and the Golden Agers. She was the oldest member of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church.

She is survived by daughters; Carolyn L. Torrence and Linda L. (John Daniel) Frick of Little Mountain ; a son Glenn (Janice) Long of Little Mountain; a brother, Elbert (Gertrude) Metze of Columbia; 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughters Retha L. Richardson, Myrtis Dominick , Annie Rose L. Stockman, a great-grandson, Robert Preston Stockman and four sisters and three brothers.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery .The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be sent to Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church Special Fund, 816 Mt. Tabor Rd., Little Mountain, S.C. 29075, the Little Mountain Rescue Squad, PO Box 8, Little Mountain, SC 29075, or to Palmetto Health Hospice, PO Box 352, Newberry, SC 29108

Active pallbearers: Johnny Frick, Greg Frick, James Torrence, Keith Dominick, Kenny Stockman, and Alan Stockman
Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff of Palmetto Health Hospice, Patsy Sims and Dorothy Wheeler for their loving care.

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Austin Harvey
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February 26, 2008

Austin Cole Harvey infant son of Charles Mathew and Katie Meade Harvey died Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his sister, Charity Alexus Harvey; maternal grandfather, Thomas Jeffrey Meade; paternal grandparents, Charles and Glynda Harvey and many family and friends. Austin was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Clara Meade.

Services will be held at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2008, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home by the Rev. Michael Turner.

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Ralph Waldrop
June 23, 1922 -
February 25, 2008

Ralph Davis Waldrop, 85, of Newberry, died Monday, February 25, 2008 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born in Newberry, he was a son the late Clarence and Vesta Pitts Waldrop. He was very involved in the poultry, dairy and trucking business, Waldrop Brothers Inc., along with his brothers. Mr. Waldrop was a member of Amity Lodge # 87, a Hejaz Shriner and was a Jester. He was recently honored by the SC Senate for many years of service to burned and crippled children throughout South Carolina and his service as an ambassador for Hejaz Shrine Temple. Mr. Waldrop was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities on many different committees

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Mary Adams Waldrop; sons, Bill (Diane) Waldrop, Jim (Dixie) Waldrop of Newberry; grandchildren, Jeannie Waldrop, Lou Ann Wery, Ralph D. Waldrop II, Susan Dowd, Billy Waldrop and Bryan Waldrop; nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by infant twins, brothers, David Waldrop, Jeff Waldrop and Everett Waldrop and a sister, Allene Dickert.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1167 Trinity Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108, Palmetto Health Hospice, PO Box 352, Newberry, SC or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

The family wishes to thank Tammy, Felecia, Nicki, Jane and Lois for their support and care.

Active pallbearers: Dave Waldrop, Craig Kesler, Buddy Waldrop, Benjie Leavell, Luther Gallman, and Wayne Black
Honorary pallbearers: Angus and Genevieve Senn, Royce and Susie Watson, Olin Johnson, Donnie Wilson and members of the Weslyan Bible Class

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Christine H. Stoudemayer
September 27, 1920 -
February 21, 2008

Christine H. Stoudemayer, 87, of Peak, widow of Joseph Ray Stoudemayer, died Thursday, February 21, 2008 at White Oak Manor.

Born in Pomaria, she was a daughter of the late George David and Sallie Berley Hentz. She was retired from the South Carolina Tax Commission and was a member of Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church where she was a member of the LCW. Mrs. Stoudemayer was a former volunteer at the Lowman Home and Newberry County Memorial Hospital and had been active in the Peak Recreation Association.

Surviving are daughters, Barbara S. O’Shields of Columbia, Anne S. Ringer and Donna S. Griffin both of Pomaria and Peggy S. Bowers of Prosperity; sisters, Mary H. Ringer and Sadie H. Ringer both of Pomaria; six grandchildren, Timothy Ringer, Stuart O’Shields, Michael Bowers, Matthew Bowers, Russell Griffin, and Melanie Bouknight: and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Crooks and a brother, Woodrow Hentz.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Peak Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 7:30 PM at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family suggests that those desiring may be made to Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, PO Box 9, Peak, SC 29122.

Active pallbearers: Aaron Bouknight, Matt Bowers, Mike Bowers, Russell Griffin, Tim Ringer and Stuart O’Shields
Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Carroll A. Pinner III, Ann & Lewis Shealy, Helen Kiker, Ola Mae Ellisor, Dr. H. Joe Smith, Dorothy Barker, the staff of White Oak Manor, the staff of Hospice Care of South Carolina,and the members of the Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church Women.
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Janice Clark
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February 18, 2008

Janice Carole Kalmus Clark, 61, of Newberry, died Monday, February 18, 2008 at Palmetto Health Richland.

She was born in Cheverly, MD on December 13, 1946 to the late David Aaron and Edith Milinski Kalmus. She was a member of Freedom Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, DeWayne Clark of Prosperity; a daughter Lynda Johnson of Bryson City, NC; a sister, Pauline Tyner of Fort Myers, FL; brothers, Ralph Kalmus of Bowie, MD and Danny Kalmus of Westminster, MD; grandchildren, Kandyce Ola Johnson and Joseph David Johnson.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday 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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Cleora Arthur
June 9, 1908 -
February 16, 2008

Cleora Timmerman Arthur, 99, of Newberry, widow of Clyde S. Arthur, Sr., died Saturday, February 16, 2008 at Saluda Nursing Center.

Born in Edgefield on June 9, 1908, she was a daughter of the late George Bell and Nannie Bell Corley Timmerman. Mrs. Arthur was retired from Kendall Company, Mollohon Plant and was a member of Glory Tabernacle.

Surviving are her sons, George Ray Arthur of Greenville, Glenn P. Arthur of Tulsa, OK, Douglas M. Arthur of Hartsville; a special daughter-in-law, Joyce G. Arthur of Saluda; a sister, Cornelia Stevens of Anderson; brothers, Ray Timmerman and Allen Timmerman both of Greenville; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons, Clyde S. Arthur, Jr., James B. Arthur and Wallace B. Arthur; 2 grandchildren, Robert Kent Arthur and Lynn Arthur, 2 sisters and 6 brothers.

Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Glory Tabernacle. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Glory Tabernacle, PO 778, Newberry, SC 29108 or Shiloh United Methodist Church, 253 Shiloh Road, Saluda, SC 29138.

Active pallbearers: Chris Arthur, Cliff Arthur, Wally Arthur, Matt Nix, David Strawhorne, and Glenn Arthur, Jr.

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Barbara Duffie
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February 16, 2008

Barbara Jones Duffie, 75, of Newberry, widow of Elton Leroy Duffie, died February 16, 2008 at White Oak Manor.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Alexander Jones and Modena Conyers Flessas. She married on December 10, 1949. She retired after 35 years from Damon International and formerly worked at Revco and Wal-Mart. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Newberry.

She is survived by three sons, Michael (Vera) Duffie of Newberry, Billy Joe (Rhonda) Duffie of Granbury, TX, Kenny (Joni) Duffie of Folly Beach; a daughter, Deborah (Harry) Griffin of Pomaria; two sisters, Shirley (Joel) Perry of Pomaria and Bonnie Sue Amick of Chapin, a brother Edgar (Betty) Jones of Prosperity; a brother-in-law, Anthony Marier of Lexington; grandchildren, Jennifer(Richey) Hornsby, Travis (Allison) Duffie, Craig (Tyla) Bowers, Michael (Cheryl) Duffie, Jr., Mark (Erin) Duffie, Peni (Troy) Scanlon, Cindy Griffin, Sgt. Harry Griffin, Jr., Jessica Duffie, Kevin Duffie, and April Smith. Great-grandchildren, Rebekah Scanlon, Madeline Duffie, Collin Duffie, Carolyne Hornsby, Carleigh Duffie, Zachary Hornsby, Caleb Scanlon, Ryan Griffin, Laban Bowers, Michah Luke Duffie, Kelcey Enloe-Duffie, Angelle Gamon, and Colten Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Newberry with burial following in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family suggests that those desiring may make memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, S.C. Chapter, 2999 Sunset Blvd, Suite 102, W. Columbia 29169, or to First Baptist Church of Newberry, 1020 Boundary Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Travis Duffie, Craig Bowers, Michael Duffie, Jr., Sgt. Harry Griffin, Jr., Richey Hornsby, and Troy Scanlon. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren.

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Miriam Leslie
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February, 13, 2008

Miriam Kirby Leslie, 80, of 1410 Friend Street, Newberry, died February, 13, 2008 at Providence Hospital.

Born in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Franklin Boone and Nora Beck Kirby. She was retired from Cannon Construction Company . She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was a former church secretary . She was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School class and was a former member of the church choir. She was also very active with youth groups in the community and at her church.

She is survived by her husband, Gordon S. Leslie, Jr.; a daughter, Patricia Leslie Armfield and son-in- law Billy of Prosperity; a son, Lee Leslie and wife Beverly of Newberry; grandchildren, Clay Armfield, Leslie Armfield, Meagan Leslie, Meredith Leslie, and David Leslie. She was pre-deceased by a son, Stuart Leslie III; a grandson, Stuart Leslie IV; and a half-brother, William Hyatt.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, at First Baptist Church. The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Leslie, 1229 Calhoun Street, Newberry where they will receive friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 1020 Boundary Street, Newberry 29108 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Active pall bearers will be John Pollard, Dr. Billy Rush, Chad Barnett, Lee Barnett, Greg Dominick, and John Paul Whitaker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Members of the Gleaners Sunday School Class.

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Dorothy Bultman
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February 13, 2008

Dorothy (Dot) Wood Bultman, 75, of Columbia, died Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at her home.

Dot was born December 31, 1932 in York, South Carolina. She is the daughter of the late Herbert G. Wood and Connie Wood Lester and stepdaughter of the late George Lester, Sr. She was raised in the Mollahon Community of Newberry, South Carolina and attended Glenn Street Baptist Church. She resided in Columbia, South Carolina most of her adult life and is a member of Kilbourne Park Baptist Church. She worked in the Accounting Department for Colonial Stores. She retired from United Way of the Midlands in 1995 after 21 years of service.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert (Bob) Brennan Bultman, her daughters Kelley Ann Slay and husband, Dana of Concord, North Carolina, and Katie Bultman Broom of Greer, South Carolina. She is survived by her precious granddaughters, Abby Gail Bultman and Kerry Ann Slay of Concord, North Carolina. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Gertrude Elliott and husband Tom of Eastover, Margaret Ridgeway of Columbia, Mary Emma Bultman of Fork and numerous nieces and nephews whom have always been special to her.

She was predeceased by her sisters and their husbands, Louise and John Suit, Frances and Harold (Monkey) Black, and Peggy and Robert (Bob) Phipps.

Services will be held Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 1:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel, 1724 Main Street, Newberry, South Carolina. Officiating the services will be her great-nephew Rev. Jay Black of Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Salem, Florida. Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, South Carolina. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 15, 2008 at Dunbar Funeral Home on Devine Street, Columbia, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the charity of your choice.

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Raymond C. Harris
July 6, 1940 -
February 12, 2008

Raymond C. Harris, age 67, of St. Mary’s Church Road, Newberry, died February 12, 2008 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 6, 1940 in Calhoun Falls, SC to the late Raymond and Lois Veimillion Harris. He was retired from the US Navy after serving 20 years. He was also retired from Michelin Tire Company and was a member of Laurel Baptist Church in Greenwood.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Harris; step-sons, Byron Knight and Jason Knight both of Newberry; his brother, John Harris of Greenwood; his sister, Joyce Cannon of Williamston and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Harris was predeceased by a son, Lesley Dean Harris and a brother, Mack Harris.

Visitation will be at the home 721 St. Mary’s Church Road, Newberry all day on Wednesday. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2008 at Laurel Baptist Church in Greenwood. Memorials may be made to Laurel Baptist Church, 330 Sample Road, Greenwood, SC 29649.

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James Wells
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February 9, 2008

CSM James Nathaniel Wells, retired, 82, of Goldsboro, NC died Saturday, February 9, 2008 at Sunbridge Rehabilitation Center in Mount Olive, NC.

Born in Magnolia, MS, he was a son of the late Prior Nathaniel and Eva Cook Wells. He was retired from the U.S. Army and Eas Tennessee State University. He was a member of Glory Tabernacle, a Shriner and the National Guard Armory.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Scarborough Wells; daughters, Dorothy Faye Polson of McBee, Margaret Ann Williamson of Columbia and Samantha Ann Jones of Goldsboro, NC; a sister, Dorothy Wells of Smithdale, MS; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Dan Lewis. Burial with full military honors will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Beebe, 181 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070.

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Doris Livingston
May 5, 1925 -
February 9, 2008

Doris Elizabeth Martin Livingston, 82, of Newberry, widow of Carl Edward Livingston, died Saturday, February 9, 2008 at her residence.

Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Hammit and Lillian Shealy Martin. She was the former owner of the Blossom Shop, a clerk for Kendall Company, Mollohon Plant and later was a home health nurse. She was a member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Gayle (John) Edwards of Newberry; grandchildren, Haley (Garrick) Wise and Jessica Edwards and great-grandchildren, Taylor Wise and Zachary Wise.

Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Kathy Harris. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1609 Milligan Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers: Jack Allison, Neel Allison, Jeff Martin, Gabriel McCann, Barry Swindler, Derrill White and Garrick Wise

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com.

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Sarah Griffith Bedenbaugh
September 21, 1928 -
February 7, 2008

Sarah Griffith Bedenbaugh, 79, of Prosperity, widow of J. Edward Bedenbaugh, died Thursday, at the Lowman Home.

Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late James W. and Hattie McCarty Griffith. She was retired from Kendall Co. Oakland Plant and was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. She was a member of the W.E.L.C.A. and she and her late husband were avid campers.

She is survived by a sister Helen G. Keitt of Cheyenne, WY, and a brother, Gerald Griffith and wife Judy of Newberry and a number of nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by a brother Ralph (Sonny) Griffith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Arden Hallman. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:30 until 8:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 4056 St. Luke’s Church Road, Prosperity, 29127 or the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 110 Columbia, 29204 or to the Lowman Home, P.O.. Box 444, White Rock, 29177.

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com

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Billy Wilbanks
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January 24, 2008

Billy Wilbanks

William H. “Billy” Wilbanks of Lincolnton, NC died January 24, 2008.

He was born in Union on January 18, 1945 to the late James Martin “Fat” and Margaret Caldwell Wilbanks. He grew up in Whitmire.

Surviving are a sister, Sarah (Larry) Shealy of Newberry.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at Restoration Outreach Center, 67 Park Place, Newberry. The family will receive friends after the service. Memorials may be made to Restoration Outreach Center, PO Box 1037, Newberry, SC 29108

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Evelyn Yarbrough
March 12, 1919 -
February 2, 2008

Evelyn W. Yarbrough, 88, of Whitmire, widow of Johnny T. Yarbrough, died Saturday at White Oak Manor.

Born in Little Mountain she was a daughter of the late Willie Franklin and Mamie Olive Frick White. She was employed by Simpsons Department Store and retired from Whitten Center. She was a charter member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church where she was a member of the LCW. She was also a member of the Young at Heart and Friendship Club.

She is survived by daughters, Roya Y. Smith of Whitmire, and Bettie Y. (B.J) Coker of Hopkins; sisters, Verna W. McKain of Newberry, and Mary W. McDuffie of Mooresville, N.C.; grandchildren, Laura M. Holmberg of Simpsonville, Clifton M. Smith of Whitmire, and Dawn A.( David) Lisk of Ft. Mill; a great grandson, Chase M. Holmberg. She was pre-deceased by five sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Monday at St. Timothy Lutheran Church by the Rev. John Weaver. Burial will follow in Whitmire Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 1:30 until 2:45 PM at the church prior to the service. Memorials may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 265, Whitmire 29178 or to the Whitmire Rescue Squad 192 Gilliam Street, Whitmire 29178.

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com

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Early Wise
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January 27, 2008

Early Felder Wise, 82, of Newberry, widower of Frances Berry Wise, died January 27, 2008 at Dorn VA Medical Center.

Born in Cayce, he was a son of the late Felder W. and Earlie Mae Caraway Wise. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the Newberry Country Club.

Surviving are his daughter, Pamela W. (Charles) Herring of Winston-Salem, NC; a sister, Thelma Shearer of Gaston; a brother, Hershal Wise of West Columbia; grandchildren, Matthew Johnston and Sarah Ellen Johnston both of Charleston.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Ray Ridgeway. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com.

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Betty Anderson
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January 23, 2008

Betty Jo Fulbright Anderson, 75, of Duncan, widow of William Ellis Anderson, died January 23, 2008.

Born in Campobello, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Pauline Page Fulbright. She was retired from SJWD Water District and was a member of Duncan First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Danny K. Anderson of Spartanburg; a daughter, Susan A. Koon of Prosperity; a sister, Kathleen Nelson of Spartanburg; grandchildren, Jason Koon and Jennifer Koon; a special friend, Marlene Eubanks. She was predeceased by a sister, Mildred Nodine

Services will be held at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Duncan First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Wood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 1:00 -1:45 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to Duncan First Baptist Church, 103 East Main Street, Duncan, SC 29334.

A special thanks is extended to the staff of Tri-County Hospice.

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com.

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Dewey "Buster" Floyd
April 6, 1924 -
January 21, 2008

Dewey Arland “Buster” Floyd, 82, of Newberry passed away on Monday, January 21, 2008 at his residence under the loving care of his wife of 61 years, Aileen.

Buster was born on April 6, 1924 in Silverstreet, SC to the late A. Dewey and Ruby Schroder Floyd. He served in the Navy during World War II and spent most of his life in Newberry. He was retired from the Colonial Food Stores and was a member of Lewis Memorial Methodist Church. Buster was a wise, humble and generous man who served his community and church for many years.

In addition to his wife, Aileen, the joy of his life was his family including his daughter, Marilyn Metts Kane and her husband, Richard; his grandchildren, Karen Meadows and her husband, Ed, Kathy Kelly and her husband, Patrick; his great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Anna and Brendan Kelly, Vann and Sky Meadows and one great-grandchild awaiting arrival in February; Buster will be missed by his brother, James Earnest Floyd; nieces and nephews, Sandra Floyd, Mary Ann and Gene Loos and Steve and Linwood Floyd; great-nieces and nephews, Amanda, Tal, Lorie, Josie Kate, Stephanie and Steven. Other families members who will cherish Buster’s memory are his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Bill Daniels and their families, Robert E. and Cora Jean Houck-Cox, Marie and Duane Clayton-Cox, Bill Cox and Connie Naef; special cousins, Mary Pittman, Blanche Felker, Geraldine Morris, Charles Metts, Pat Girard and James Gause and other extended family, Jess and Judy Newberry, Tanya, Kevin, and Tia Camara, Candi Newberry, Dolly Beiring, Debbie, Marc, Hannah and Steven Fox.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2008, at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Walter Green. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers or memorials, please remember Buster with shoes or a warm sweater for someone in need. We thank you in advance for your donations in his memory.

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com

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Marvin Hamm
September 22, 1921 -
January 19, 2008

Marvin Jackson Hamm, of Newberry, widower of Sara Hawkins Hamm, died Saturday at White Oak Manor.

Born in Newberry, Mr. Hamm was a son of the late Benjamin Hawkins and Lula Hawkins Hamm. He was a retired dairy Farmer and a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

Mr. Hamm is survived by sons, Perry M. Hamm and his wife, Cynthia, and George Bennett Hamm, and his wife Phoebe, all of Newberry; a daughter, Susan Fulmer and her husband, Carroll, of Newberry; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Luther, Pierce, John William, Carl and Thomas, an infant sister and a grandson, David Andrew Hamm.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, January 21, 2008, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Arden Hallman Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Funeral from 6:00-7:30 PM. Memorials may be made to the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall Fund, 4056 St. Luke’s Church Road, Prosperity, 29127.

Active pall bearers will be Mark Hawkins, Tim Hawkins, Hughey Branham, Bobby Martin, Harold Branham, Frank Hamm, Keith Hamm, and Steve Hamm.

A memorial message to the family may be sent to www.mcswainevans.com

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David H. Traylor
November 3, 1935 -
January 19, 2008

David H. Traylor, 72, of Newberry died January 19, 2008.

Born in Fairfield Co., he was a son of the late Charlie Mettor, Sr. and Mary Floride Feaster Traylor. He was retired from ISE America and worked for the Newberry County Council of Aging. He served in the South Carolina National Guard and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dolly Pitts Traylor, sons, Ricky H. (Gwen) Traylor, Sr. of Silverstreet and Wayne (Kathy) Traylor of Mt. Airy, GA, daughters; Marcia (Bobby) Massingale of Prosperity and Pamela (Thomas) McMahan of Laurens, a sister; Eva Waldrop of Newberry and a brother; William Henry Traylor of Silverstreet, 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Alberta DeHart and brothers, Charlie Mettor Traylor, Jr. and Jimmy A. Traylor.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, January 21, 2008 at Glory Tabernacle. Burial will follow in Trinity United Methodist Church. The family is at his residence, 16 Hopewell Church Road, where they will receive friends. Memorials may be made to Glory Tabernacle, P.O. Box 778, Newberry, 29108 or to Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 1167 Trinity Church Road, Newberry 29108

Active pall bearers will be Bobby Massingale, Coltton Massingale, Dustin Massingale, Tommy McCrackin, Rick Traylor, Jr., Steve Bailey, and Johnnie Pitts, Jr.

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com

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Debora Harmon
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January 13, 2008

Debora Gail Harmon, 53, of Newberry, died January 13, 2008 at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born in Clinton, she was a daughter of Helen Samples and the late Jonas Samples. She was a member of Light House Tabernacle of Clinton.

Surviving in addition of her mother of Clinton are her husband, David O. Harmon, Sr.; sons, Joey Barrett of Clinton, Steve Barrett of Waterloo and David O. Harmon, Jr. of Murrells Inlet; a daughter, Becky Steen of Huntersville, NC; brothers, Merle Samples of Clinton and Ken Samples of Lake Greenwood; a grandson, Zachary Alexander Steen. Mrs. Harmon was predeceased by her first husband, Larry Barrett.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Daniel Cooper and Rev. Jayon McKee. Burial will follow in Queen’s Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers: Hubert Kinard, Stacy Kinard, Brad Kinard, Sam Berry, David Harmon, Jr., Eric Harmon and Herb Kelly

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com.

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Sonja Blancher
January 2, 1942 -
January 9, 2008

Sonja Snipes Blancher, 66, of Newberry, died January 9, 2008 at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Willie L. and Nettie Davenport Snipes. Mrs. Blancher was retired from Wachovia and was presently working at the Newberry Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Gerald Boyce Blancher; a son, William Paul (Dana) Blancher of Prosperity; a sister, Gwen (Ricky) Long of Newberry; grandchildren, David Blancher, Brandon Blancher and Josh Blancher.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Rickey Long, 2020 Shelly Street, Newberry and they will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29204 or to Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 1105 First Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers: Jody Prince, Charles Kennington, Ronnie Dickert, Nick Shealy, Chris Shealy and Mike Cousins

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com.

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Herbert "Butch" Collins
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January 7, 2008

Herbert Cecil “Butch” Collins, 57, of Prosperity, died January 7, 2008 at his residence.

Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Herbert Cecil Collins, Sr. and Mary Bullard Collins. Mr. Collins was retired from First Citizens Bank and presently serving as a bailiff at the Newberry County Court House.

Surviving are his wife, Marynell Craven Collins. He was predeceased by a sister, Joan Collins Zepko.

No services are planned. Memorials may be made to the SCLEO, PO Box 210709, Columbia, SC 29221-0709.

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com.

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Rev. R. Delano Ricard
December 11, 1933 -
January 7, 2008

Rev. R. Delano Ricard, 74, of Prosperity, died January 7, 2008 at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born in Leesville, he was a son of the late Roof Daniel and Marjorie Risinger Ricard. Rev. Ricard graduated from Newberry College with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Religious Education and from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminar with a BD. He was ordained by the South Carolina Synod of the ULCA at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia on June 8, 1958.

He became the first pastor of Prince of Peace of Chester and the Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence of York. He served Holy Comforter Lutheran Church in Charleston and St. Paul Lutheran Church of Pomaria where he remained until he became the first Executive Director of Lutheran Conference and Retreat Centers. Following retirement he served as interim pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church of Newberry for one year and as assisting minister for seven years at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Prosperity.

Pastor Ricard has served on a number of committees of Synod. He served as a member of the following committees: Worship, Newberry College Scholarship, The Lutheran, Evangelism serving as the Chairman of KEY Evangelism emphasis, Pastoral Support, Parish Life and Ministry Development, Parish Education, Management Committee of Camp and Conference centers, and Blue Ribbon Committee. He also served as secretary of the Central District, as a delegate to the LCA Convention, Executive Board of Synod, Synodical Evangelism Outreach Coordinator.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Seigler Ricard; sons, Danny (Lori) Ricard of Pomaria and Benji (Janet) Ricard of Leesville; grandchildren, Rhett Ricard, Drew Ricard, Emily Ricard, Taylor Buzhardt and Mitchell Buzhardt.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery in Leesville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made be St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2496 SC Highway 76, Pomaria, SC 29126, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Intern Program, 4056 St. Luke’s Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or the Lutheran Conference Retreat Centers, PO Box 3148, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070.

Active pallbearers: Lindy Richardson, Jerry Richardson, Monroe Risinger, Jr., Randy Fellers, Michael Boozer and Herbert Loadholt

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com.

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Girtha Marshall
April 13, 1918 -
January 6, 2008

Girtha Patterson Rice Marshall, 89, of Newberry, died Sunday, January 6, 2008 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born in Blue Ridge, Georgia on April 13, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Alliefair Patterson. She was a lifelong member of Lebanon Baptist Church in Epworth, GA. She made her home in Joanna and retired from Joanna Mills.

Surviving are daughters, Lola (Jonathan) Lowe of Prosperity, Anita (Ed) Hill and Loewana (Pete) Merrill both of Clinton, and Patsy (Billy) Ellis of Winston-Salem, NC; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Winnie Rice.

Mrs. Marshall was predeceased by her first husband, Fred Rice, and her second husband, Wallace Marshall. She was predeceased also by two brothers and four sisters.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2008, in the Springdale Section of the Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to White Oak Manor Nursing Home Activities Program, 2555 Kinard Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Fred Cockrell, Kevin Ellis, Russell Merrill, Victor Merrill, Justin Whitmire and Michael Whitmire.
Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of White Oak Manor and the Doctors of Lovelace Family Practice.

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com

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Minnie Lee Shealy
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January 4, 2008

Mrs. Minnie Lee Boland Shealy, 93, of, Pomaria, the widow of Tallye Hugh Shealy, died January 4, 2008, at her residence.

Born in Little Mountain, Mrs. Shealy was a daughter of the late Levi Bates and Minnie Metts Boland. She was a homemaker and a member of Pomaria Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Shealy is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Weber wife of the late N. Craig Webber of Pomaria; a sister. Mary Boland of Pomaria; and 3 granddaughters, Tonya Weber, Krystal Bates and husband Nick, and Tiffany Rozek. and husband Garett. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, Charlie Boland and Leland Boland; and 2 sisters, Estelle Ruff and Grace Counts.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday in Pomaria Lutheran Church cemetery. The family is at the residence of her daughter, Rebecca Weber, 5292 Highway 176, Pomaria where they will receive friends Saturday from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. The family suggests that those desiring may make memorials to the Pomaria Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 246, Pomaria, 29126.

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com

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Frances Turner
April 27, 1927 -
January 1, 2008

Frances Piner Turner, 80, of Newberry, died January 1, 2008 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Wilmington, NC a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Viola Mani Enlow Piner. Mrs. Turner was retired from Old School Manufacturing and was a member of Glenn Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Curtis P. Turner; daughters, Elizabeth (Terry) Greene and Peggy (Mitch) Ruff all of Newberry, Dianne Kirkland of Woodruff and Debbie (Tommy) McCullough of Moncks Corner; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Henry Dean Greene.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2008 at Glenn Street Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Glenn Street Baptist Church, 300 Glenn Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Curtis Ruff, Michael Ruff, Keith Kirkland, Jeff Kirkland, Larry Kirkland and Jesse McCullough.

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com.

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Linda Widener
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December 31, 2007

Linda Huffstetler Widener, 65, of Newberry, died December 31, 2007 at J. F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

Born in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Ruby Cotney Huffstetler.

Surviving are a son, John Miller.

Memorial services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at Wightman United Methodist Church by the Rev. Michael Turner and Rev. Waco Cotney. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at Wightman United Methodist Church.

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com.

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Rosemary Tate
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December 30, 2007

Rosemary Dowd Tate, 70, of Pomaria, went to be with the Lord on December 30, 2007 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She entered into eternal rest peacefully in her sleep.

Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Elbert L. “Po” Dowd and Drunelle Singley Browne. Mrs. Tate was retired from McKecknie and later worked for Trucast and Winn Dixie. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her husband, Jack Bryan Tate; sons, John Bryan Tate of Prosperity, Jeffrey Elbert Tate and Jack David (Sheri) Tate all of Pomaria; grandchildren, Alexis Tate and Adam Tate. She was predeceased by a sister, June Carole Clifford.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church by the Rev. Brent Nichols. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. David Tate, 672 Central School Road, Pomaria and will receive friends Tuesday 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 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Beebe 181 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tripp Jones and the 8th floor staff of Lexington Medical Center for their care and support.

A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com.

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