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Wednesday
Sep182013

GARY KAY

BELTON - Gary Lavern Kay, 59, of Belton, died Thursday, September 12, 2013 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born January 26, 1954 in Anderson, he was the son of the late Weldon Lavern and Margaret Treva Suttles Kay. He was retired from UPS working in  the Pickens area for many years. Mr. Kay was a member of Forest Hill Baptist Church and was active in the R.B. Thieme, Jr. Bible Ministries.

Survivors include two sisters, Joyce Kay Grogan and Jeanne Kay Davis of Anderson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to R.B. Thieme, Jr. Bible Ministries, P.O. Box 460829, Houston, TX 77056-8829.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY & CREMATORY

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Wednesday
Sep182013

SINCLAIR B. HACKETT

January 21, 1917 – September 18, 2013 

BELTON, SC - Sinclair B. Hackett, age 96, of Anderson, SC, passed away on September 18, 2013 at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born in Buckingham County, VA and was the son of the late Basil and Susie Hackett.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He worked for Phelps Roberts as a Superintendent Mechanic for 30 years and then worked for John Driggs Construction Company for 5 years until he retired.  After retirement, he and his wife moved back to Buckingham, VA, where he served as Chairman of the Deacons and on several committees of Union Church. 

He is survived by his lovely wife, Viola, of 75 years; four children, Sinclair Morris Hackett and his wife Linda, of Conway, SC, Roy Basil Hackett and his wife Marie, of Sulphur, OK, Linda Diane Parker, of Anderson, SC and Margaret Inez Wilson and her husband Bernie, of Williamston, SC; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren which includes 5 generations. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Donald Parker. 

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with Reverend Jennings Duncan officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service on Saturday from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM. 

Flowers are optional, or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

Tuesday
Sep172013

SHIRLEY RUTH AYERS

November 10, 1935 – September 16, 2013

ANDERSON, SC - Mrs. Shirley Ruth Ayers, age 77, of Anderson, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013 after a long valet battle with cancer.

She was the daughter of Mr. Roy Lee Hunnicutt and Mrs. Ella Ruth Patterson Hunnicutt.  Mrs. Ayers was born in Anderson where she attended Girls High and graduated from Anderson College.  She was a lifelong member of Concord Baptist Church where she served many years as the 5 year old Sunday School Class teacher as well as the Church Hostess.  She was a devoted wife and homemaker.  She loved her time as a volunteer in schools, working in the P.T.A. and with the Cub Scouts and Brownies.  When her children became older she was employed with Anderson School District Five as a substitute teacher for 30 years.  She received great joy from the children she taught and always felt blessed when she met a student again as an adult that remembered something special about her, as they often did.

Mrs. Ayers is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. Tonia Bannister McMurchie and her husband Tim, Mrs. Tandy Ayers Wickiser and son-in-law, Mr. Kurtis Lee Wickiser; a son, Mr. Brayton Ivan Ayers and his wife Norma; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Barbara Neil Bannister, Mrs. Artie Mae Hughes, and Mrs. Susan Bannister, as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews from whom she received great joy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, Mr. Bobby Ray Ayers and her husband Mr. Tony Rudolph Bannister who passed away shortly after they were married. 

The family will be at her youngest daughter’s home and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  

The Funeral will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with Reverend Randy Blank officiating.  Interment will follow at New Silver Brook Cemetery. 

Donations may be made in her memory to Concord Baptist Church, 1012 Concord Road, Anderson, SC 29621. 

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

Tuesday
Sep102013

HAROLD MAKISON

ANDERSON - Harold Makison, 86, of 403 Binewood Lane, husband of Armina Lee Makison, passed away Monday, September 9, 2013 at his residence.

Born June 23, 1927 in Anderson, he was the son of the late Guy Makison and late Clara McKee Makison Nation. Harold was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was the owner and operator of Hal's Plumbing Company and member of Trinity United Methodist Church.  

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Armina Lee Makison of the home; 2 daughters, Ann Thomas and her husband Rodney of Lancaster and Carla Whiten and her husband, Charles of Anderson; 7 grandchildren, John Cleveland, Kevin Clamp, Randy Thomas (Shelia), Steven Thomas (Stacy), Chris Davis (Sommer), Hal Davis and Stephanie Mosley; and 8 great grandchildren. Harold was preceded in death by his daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Lee Makison Mulneix (Darrel); brother, Edward F. Makison and sister, Helen Robinson. 

Funeral service will be held at 2pm Thursday at Sullivan-King Mortuary with Rodney Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum with honor guard provided by the Campbell Patriots. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2pm prior to the service at the Mortuary, 3205 Hwy 81 N. The family is at the residence.  

The family would like to thank all the wonderful caregivers and would like to suggest memorials be made to Interim Healthcare Hospice, 155 Deacon Tiller Ct, Duncan, SC 29334.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY www.sullivanking.com

Tuesday
Sep102013

SARA “BOOBIE” SHEDD

ANDERSON - Sara Elizabeth Cordell Shedd, 72, of 31 South Prince Street, died Monday, September 9, 2013 at her residence.

Born May 9, 1941 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Floree Elizabeth Taylor Cordell. She was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens and attended Orrville Baptist Church. 

Survivors include three daughters, Vickie Sentell (Tommy) of Anderson, Terrie Shedd of Seneca, and Donna Taylor of Bamberg; one son, Chris Shedd of Anderson; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one sister, Patricia Ham; and one brother, Donald Cordell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, James Alfred Shedd and Russell Frank Shedd; three grandchildren, Misty Miranda, Braxton Keith Waddell, and Jonathan Allen Moore; two sons-in-law, Grady Allen Moore and Michael Rhett LeCroy; and one brother, Larry Cordell. 

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. The family is at the residence.

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 15 Brendan Way, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29615.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY

www.sullivanking.com

Tuesday
Sep102013

DENVER SEAGRAVES

October 7, 1959 – September 9, 2013

STARR, SC - Mr. Denver Alexander Seagraves, age 53, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013, at his residence.

Born in Anderson, SC, he was the son of the late Roy David Seagraves and the late Frances Pierce Seagraves.  He worked at the Wamsutta Plant for many years.  Mr. Denver was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family. He attended Starr Church of God of Prophecy.

He is survived by his children, Jason Seagraves and Tessa Wilson, both of Anderson, SC; his siblings, Diane Brown and her husband Larry, David, Doug and his wife Diane, Danny  Donnie, and Dewayne and his wife Marie Seagraves; five grandchildren; and his faithful furry companion, his dog, Jazee. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Hodges Seagraves and a grandson, Duron Seagraves. 

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with Reverend Leland Pitts officiating.  Interment will follow at New Silver Brook Cemetery. 

The family will be at the home of his sister, Diane Brown, 109 Harmony Road, Anderson, SC 29624 and will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

Sunday
Sep082013

JERRY DAVIS

July 25, 1944 – September 7, 2013 

Jerry Cecil Davis, age 69, of 2115 Whitfield Drive, passed away at AnMed Health Medical Center on Saturday, September 7, 2013.  Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Clyde Earl Davis and the late Vera Mae Lollis Davis.  Mr. Davis enjoyed a career that spanned 30 years with the J P Stevens Company.  Upon the closing of the plant, he worked as a sheet metal worker until his retirement with Freeman Mechanical. He was a faithful member of River Street Baptist Church as long as his health permitted.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Tammy Renee Davis and Pamela Davis Allen and her husband, Pastor Steve Allen, all of Anderson; 4 brothers, Dendy Davis and wife, Judy, Don Davis and wife, Rosie, Roger Davis and wife, Carol, and Terry Davis, all of Anderson;  1 grandson, Brian Scott Owens; and 2 great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Jaide Owens and Jacob Luke Owens.  Mr. Davis was dearly loved by his family and friends, and he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Davis was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Earl Davis, Jr., and 2 sisters, Mary Jeanette Davis and Shirley Ann Davis Houston.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 3 PM, at the River Street Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at the Six and Twenty Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Monday, September 9, 2013, from 6 PM until 9 PM. 

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.  

Sunday
Sep082013

DR. RICHARD FOX

September 5, 1925 – September 7, 2013

Dr. Richard Charles Fox, age 88, of 1203 Cobbs Glenn Drive, passed away at his residence on Saturday, September 07, 2013.  Born at home in Athens (Calhoun County), MI, he was the son of the late Marion Fox and the late Mary Snyder Fox. 

He was raised on a farm and graduated from Athens High School in June, 1943, and volunteered to enter the US Army in September.  He was assigned to aerial gunnery school and following graduation, was assigned to a B-12 Bomber Group of the Eighth Air Force.  He was discharged from Lawson Army General Hospital in May, 1945, and entered Michigan State College in East Lansing receiving a B.S. Degree in June, 1948, and a master’s degree in Forest Entomology in June, 1949, from Miami University in Oxford, OH.  Later he was assigned as State Forest Entomologist for the Michigan Conservation Department in Lansing, MI. Some years later, he returned to Michigan State University to pursue the PhD degree.  This degree was rewarded in 1958, and employment followed at Clemson College in Clemson, SC.  He retired from Clemson University as Professor Emeritus of Entomology in December, 1981.  Following retirement, he developed and operated Whistle Cleaning Systems which he managed for 20 years.  He was the last survivor of his original family.  He cherished his older brother John, and his older sister, Patricia and his beloved parents all of whom preceded him in death.  “Doc” was a devoted member of Young Memorial ARP Church.

 

Survivors include his loving wife of 20 years, Margaret L. Fox of the residence; sons, James Richard Fox of Placerville, CA, Bruce Allison Fox of Travelers Rest, SC, Joel Snyder Fox of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and a step-son Richard Kyle Wilson of Anderson, who was raised in the home; daughters, Cari Ann Treece of Greenville and Erin Chumley of Morningside, TX; also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. 

 

A Memorial Service celebrating and honoring the life of Dr. Richard Fox will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 2 PM, at the Young Memorial ARP Church, with Rev. Dr. Jeff Bost officiating.  The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Monday, September 9, 2013, from 6 PM until 8 PM.

 

The family suggests that contributions in memory of Dr. Fox be made to Young Memorial ARP Church, 508 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621.

 

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com

Sunday
Sep082013

VIVIAN W. SARGENT

PENDLETON - Vivian Eugenia Webb Sargent, 78, of 320 Sargent Road, died Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Reed "Doc" and Nettie Louise Buffington Webb. She was retired from Bell South and was a member of Six & Twenty Baptist Church where she was active in church activities and the Forever Young Group. 

She is survived by her husband, Truman "Junior" Sargent of the home. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Six & Twenty Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Willie Honea. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Six & Twenty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3701 Six & Twenty Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY

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Saturday
Sep072013

WATSON LESLEY BANNISTER  

May 15, 1925 – September 7, 2013

Watson Lesley Bannister, age 88, of 309 Brenwood Drive, went to be with the Lord upon his death at his home on Saturday, September 7, 2013.  Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Marcus Albert Bannister and the late Mary Lou Simpson Bannister.  For 50 years, he was the loving and devoted husband of the late Jeannette Shaw Bannister until her death in 1994.  Lesley worked in textiles for many years and retired from Wellington Mill in 1987.  He was a faithful and devoted member of Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church.  He loved his family and his church. 

Survivors include a son, Watson Banister, Jr. and his wife, Jan; 2 daughters, Delores Stewart and her husband Grover, and Karen Fant; a daughter-in-law, Marion Bannister; 6 grandchildren Ivy Bannister, Tonya Gilbert, Angie Dunlap, Lesley Murphy, Jeannie Fant, and Paul Bannister; also surviving are 8 great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents and his wife, Jeannette, Mr. Bannister was preceded in death by a son, Ansel Ray Bannister and a brother, Ellis Bannister.

A service to honor and celebrate the life of Lesley Bannister will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013, at 3 PM, at the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, with Rev. Charlie Brookshire officiating.  A private interment with family will be held at a later time.   The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home Monday from 1:30 PM until 2:30 PM.

For the excellent care and support they provided, the family would like to thank Interim Hospice and Glenda Poore. 

The family requests no gifts of food or flowers and that donations in memory of Lesley be made to Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church, 135 Riley Street, Anderson, SC 29624 or Interim Health Care Hospice, 2001 E. Greenville Street, Anderson, SC 29621. 

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.  

Friday
Sep062013

RANDY DUNCAN  

June 22, 1955 – September 5, 2013

Randy Ray Duncan, age 58, of 5725 Midway Road, Williamston, passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 5, 2013.  Born in Anderson, he was the son of Elise Griffin Duncan of Williamston and the late H. B. Duncan Jr.  Randy was a building contractor, primarily residential homes.  He loved hard work and as a sideline, he enjoyed anything mechanical, especially restoring old car engines.  Mr. Duncan was a graduate of Palmetto High School, Class of 1974, and a member of Whitefield Baptist Church. 

In addition to his mother, Mrs. Elise Griffin Duncan of Williamston, he is survived by a daughter, Melinda Rholetter and her husband, Bradley, of Liberty; a brother, Ricky Duncan of Williamston; 4 sisters, Diane Rogers and husband, Larry, of Williamston, Debbie Grant and husband, Ricky, of Pelzer, Pam Garner and husband, Bruce, of Anderson and Jennifer Pitts and husband, Jason, of Anderson; and 2 grandchildren, John and Joshua Rholetter of Liberty.  Also surviving is Randy’s sidekick and companion, Charlie Brown, his beloved dog. 

A graveside service celebrating the life of Randy Duncan will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013, at 3:30 PM at New Silver Brook Cemetery, with Rev. Bill Ellison and Rev. Bryan Holder officiating.  The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Sunday, September 8, 2013, from 1 PM until 3 PM. 

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.  

Friday
Sep062013

JIMMY L. SMITH

January 31, 1949 – September 5, 2013 

ANDERSON, SC - Jimmy Logan Smith, age 64, of 6916 Hwy 187, Anderson, SC, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, SC, he was the son of the late Edward Lynn “Boots” Smith and the late Ruth Louise Smith.  He was a 1968 graduate of T.L. Hanna High School.  Jimmy was formerly employed with Publix and had also worked at Ryobi.  He was an avid sports fan, especially Clemson Tigers football and Atlanta Braves baseball.  He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and of the Celebration Sunday School Class. 

He is survived by his brother, Major Al Smith of Rocky Mountain, NC; his sisters, Judy S. Rhodes and her husband Gene and Sandra Robinson and her husband Larry all of Anderson, SC; his special uncle and aunts, Bobby and Nancy Smith and Lecey Wood, all of Anderson, SC; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved very dearly. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Irma Crocker Smith and a sister, Debra Slater. 

The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM with his brother, Al Smith, Reverend Mike McCormick and Reverend Evan Hill officiating.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Honorary escorts will be the Celebration Sunday School Class of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Building Fund, 187 Anderson Avenue, Anderson, SC 29625.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com