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Feb182018

Bill Ducworth

Anderson- William O. Ducworth, Jr., 56, of Anderson passed away Friday February 16, 2018 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born August 21, 1961 in Anderson, he was the son of the late Frances Elizabeth Martin Ducworth and the late William O. Ducworth, Sr. He was owner of Ducworth and Company and was the organist and choirmaster at Grace Episcopal Church.

Bill was an active member of the Anderson Community having served on many boards and committees. Some of his major contributions were: founding President of the Anderson County Museum, Past President of the Anderson County Arts Council, past president of the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium (GAMAC), founding dean of the Foothills Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, board member of Anderson Heritage, past district convener of the Carolina’s Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, member of the City of Anderson Architectural Review Board, consultant for AnMed Health Camellia Ball and AID Upstate, Dining with Friends Red Party. He was also very active with the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina where he served as former organist and director of music for the annual convention, was a delegate from Grace Episcopal Church to the annual convention and oversaw the design and completion of the sesquicentennial building projects that included major renovation of the property and construction and installation of the 51-stop C.A. Zimmer pipe organ.

Bill’s love of design began as a young man when he entered the national Hallmark Card competition, and won. He later graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta where he was chosen to decorate for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, symphony hall. One special project in Anderson that he took the most pride in was the design and decorating of Sullivan-King Mortuary. His work has been featured in "South Carolina Homes and Gardens," "At Home in the Upstate" and "Coastal Living."

Surviving is his sister, Jane D. Trammell, nieces: Amy Trammell Glenn (Joey) and Annie Trammell; nephew, Jason R. Trammell (Bailey); great nieces and nephews: Rhianna, Blue and Sylas Glenn and Brady, Garvin and Nealy Grace Trammell. Beyond his immediate family, he is survived by Louise and Ernie Trammell, Susan Fedor, Nancy Hart, Gaile Ball, Dennis Hayes and Mark Trammell. Bill was preceded in death by his sisters: Nancy Elizabeth Ducworth and Mary Frances Ducworth.

A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 20 at Grace Episcopal Church with Rev. Jack Hardaway officiating. The family will greet friends following the service in the church Parlor.  The family is at the home of Louise and Trammell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 711 S. McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC 29624, or to the Charity of One’s Choice.

Sullivan-King Mortuary, www.sullivanking.com

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