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Wednesday
Apr012015

Larry Donald Pollard

Anderson, SC - Larry Donald Pollard, age 74, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Exalted Health and Rehab of Iva, SC. 

Born in Anderson, SC on April 6, 1940, he was the son of the late Luke Pollard and the late Avis Broome Pollard.  He worked at Daniel’s Construction and Insulation for many years.  Larry was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Temple.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Poore Pollard; a son, Curtis Allen Pollard and his wife Gemma, of Anderson, SC; a daughter, Tosha Alica Ellenburg, of Belton, SC; and five grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Pollard and a sister, Shelby McKee.

The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Sam Duncan officiating.  Interment will follow at New Silver Brook Cemetery.  

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home, on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 

Flowers will be accepted. 

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

Wednesday
Apr012015

CRAIG FREEMAN

Gerald Craig Freeman, age 52, of 111 Corning Street, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Anderson on June 4, 1962, he was the son of the late Gerald Tucker Freeman and the late Rosa Lee Freeman.  Craig served for several years in the National Guard, and was a welder and a carpenter.  He was a member of Homeland Park Baptist Church.  

Survivors include two daughters, Kira Morrison and her husband, Jeff, of Easley, and Jessica Watson and her husband, Cody, of Anderson; two brothers, Phillip Freeman and his wife, Teresa, of Simpsonville, and Brian Freeman of Anderson; also surviving are four grandchildren. 

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015, at 4 p.m. at South Lawn Memorial Gardens, with Rev. James B. Strickland officiating.  The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Friday, April 3, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.   

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

Monday
Mar302015

Ben F. Wilson

Sandy Springs, SC - Benjamin Franklin Wilson, husband of Marjorie Gill Wilson, died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at AnMed Health Medical Center. 

Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Robert F. and Charity Black Wilson. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War serving in the Military Police. Mr. Wilson was the owner and operator of Wilson’s Grading Company. He was a member of Welcome Baptist Church where he was a Life Deacon, and served as an usher, on the finance committee and had served on the pastor search committee.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Marjorie Wilson of the home; a sister, Louise Wilson Yeargin of Anderson; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Wilson Wallace and Rachel Wilson Wright and five brothers, Jim Henry, Leroy, Belton, Joe and Homer Wilson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Welcome Baptist Church conducted by William R. West, Jr. and Rev. Mike Cothran. Burial, with military honors conducted by the Campbell Patriots Honor Guard, will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:45 until 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the church. 

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to Welcome Baptist Church, P.O. Box 757, Sandy Springs, SC 29677.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

(864) 225-5431

www.sullivanking.com

Thursday
Mar192015

Johnnie Burden Apinis

Fair Play, SC - On March 18, 2015, the angels came and took Johnnie Verena Burden Apinis to be with her Heavenly Father.

Born August 31, 1926 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Hester Moses and Eliza Victor Dove Burden. She attended Anderson College. Mrs. Apinis was a homemaker and former Antique dealer. She was a former resident of Raleigh, NC and while living there was a member of the Wake Forest Woman’s Club and Garden Club. She and her husband enjoyed antiques and traveling. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Anderson.

She is survived by her husband, John Apinis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Winona Newton and Ernestine Westbrook.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at New Silver Brook Cemetery conducted by her nephew, Rev. Bryan Apinis.

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

Sullivan-King Mortuary

Tuesday
Mar172015

Tandy Woods

Honea Path, SC - Tandy Martin Woods III, 71, husband of Calvene Pruitt Woods, died Monday, March 16, 2015 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born June 2, 1943, he was the son of the late Tandy M. Woods, Jr. and the late Nancy Ledford Woods. Mr. Woods was a retired auctioneer and was co-owner of the Honea Path Auction Barn. He was a member of Broadmouth Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Calvene Woods of the home; two sons, Marty Woods and wife, Kelly of Laurens and Kevin Woods and wife, Molly of Anderson; three grandchildren, Justin Woods of Laurens and Abby and Owen Woods of Anderson; and a special niece, Jana Pruitt Lott and husband, Jeff and family of Summerville. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Woods Adams.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Jerry L. Mize. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Keowee Baptist Church Cemetery, Honea Path. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the home of Doug and Jane Pruitt, 4503 Keowee Road, Honea Path.

Sullivan-King Mortuary
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Wednesday
Mar112015

Margaret Bracken Hayes

Anderson, SC - Margaret Bracken Hayes, 91, widow of Carl Howard Hayes, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Summit Place of Anderson.

Born October 3, 1923 in Williamston, she was the daughter of the late Henry Jackson and Agnes Lucille Hale Bracken. She was a graduate of Anderson College. Mrs. Hayes was an artist and published writer and was a member of the Foothills Writers Guild. She was a volunteer at Anderson Hospital for 23 years. Mrs. Hayes was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca H. Ramsay and husband, James of Laurens; grandson, Reid A. Ramsay of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter, Caroline R. Krueger and husband, Jon of Dacula, GA; great granddaughter, Hannah C. Krueger; three brothers, James S. Bracken of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Richard H. Bracken of Easley, and Joe M. Bracken of Greenville; and one sister, Mabel B. Hawkins of Pendleton.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn H. Gilreath; two brothers, Charles H. Bracken and Robert E. Bracken and a sister, Lily B. Lenderman. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church conducted by Pastor J. Chris Fischer. Burial will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 209 Broad Street, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

Wednesday
Mar112015

Dorothy Smith

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Vernon Smith Smith, of Anderson, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at the home of her daughter in Asheville, NC, aged 99 years, 10 and a half months.

She was born on April 21, 1915, at the family farm on the banks of the Tugaloo River near Fair Play, Oconee County, SC.  Her parents were the late Edmund Kirby Smith Sr. and Annie Elizabeth Stamps Smith.  She was married to the late Charles Spurgeon Smith, who died May 10, 1980, in Anderson.

She was also predeceased by two brothers and two sisters: Harvey Richard Smith Sr., Edmund Kirby Smith Jr., Vivian Smith and Julia Kelley Smith Meeks.  She was also predeceased by her beloved granddaughter, Susan Mia Smith Kadala. 

She is survived by her baby sister, Mary Angie Smith Slonim of Falls Church, VA. She is also survived by her five children: Elizabeth Ann Smith Fasting and her husband, Roger, of Asheville, NC, Charles Stephen Smith and his wife, Cara, of Blythewood, SC, Walter George Smith and his wife, Nancy, of Belton, SC, Dorothy Susan Smith Kadala and her husband, Phil, of Wilmington, NC, and Julia Cecile Smith Barham and her husband, Jim, of Asheville, NC. She has 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  

Dorothy lived most of her life in Anderson County.  She and her husband operated Smith’s Gulf Station at the corner of Fant and Whitner Streets in Anderson for many years.  She was a member of Eureka Baptist Church, Anderson, for more than 65 years.  

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Anderson.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Eureka Baptist Church, Anderson.  Conducting the service will be the Rev. Robert Dickard and Dr. T. Jason Moss.  

The family will be at the home of Walter and Nancy Smith, Belton. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of one’s choice or to Eureka Baptist Church. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary


Tuesday
Mar032015

Vivian B. Haynie 

Anderson, SC - Vivian Broadwell Haynie, 78, of Anderson, wife of Buford Harrison Haynie, Jr. died Tuesday March 3, 2015 at her residence.

Born June 6, 1936 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Mattie Lee Broadwell. Mrs. Haynie was very active in many community activities as well as serving on several committees at her church, New Prospect Baptist Church. She was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Mrs. Haynie was a devoted Christian, and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her total joy in life was serving Jesus and her family.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Buford Haynie of the home; son, Donald Haynie (Donna); daughter, Susan Wham (Lynn) all of Anderson; grandchildren: Brandon Harrison Haynie (Gretchen), Meredith Haynie Ackerman (Bud), Amanda Haynie Hayes (Shane), Mallory Haynie, Lyndsey Wham Cole (Matt), Haley Wham Walker (Joe), and Maggie Wham Kittredge (Will). She was blessed by her 12 precious great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Calvin Monroe Broadwell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday March 5, 2015 at New Prospect Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Smith officiating. Burial will be in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, 3205 N. Hwy 81.

The family will be at the home of the son Don Haynie.

Flowers are optional, memorials may be made to Palmetto Girls State, Inc., American Legion Auxiliary, Department of SC, 107-A Legion Plaza Road, Columbia, SC, 29210 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Tuesday
Mar032015

William Roy Masters, Jr.

Anderson, SC - William Roy “Pete” Masters, Jr., 84, husband of Nancy P. Masters, died Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born December 18, 1930 in Anderson, he was the son of the late William Roy and Lucile Meredith Masters. He served in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserves for 18 years and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Masters was a graduate of Auburn University. He worked for a number of years at Owens-Corning Fiberglass and later retired as Co-owner of Tag & Label Corporation. Mr. Masters served as treasurer for a number of years of Friends of the Library, was a member of Kiwanis Club of Anderson and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. He was an active member of St. John’s United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Masters of the home; daughter, Carol M. Baum and husband, Harry of Athens, Ga.; son, William R. Masters III and wife, Marilyn of Matthews, NC; stepsons, Don King, Jr. and wife, Kay of Anderson and Mark King and wife, Collete of Smyrna, Ga; nine grandchildren, David Baum, Jason Baum, William Baum, Matthew Masters, Kevin Masters, Allison King, Will King, Spencer King and Whitney King; five great grandchildren; and his beloved poodle, Lucy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ann Allen and Betty Zeigler, and a brother, Dean Masters.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. John’s United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Dan Batson and Dr. Sinclair Lewis. Burial will follow in Old Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in the church parlor. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 515 South McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC 29624; Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622; or Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM), P.O. Box 1136, Anderson, SC 29622.

Monday
Feb162015

Dorothy A. "Dot" Wilson

Pendleton, SC - Dorothy Caroline Acker Wilson, formerly of Pendleton and a former resident of Marchbanks Assisted Living, spent her first day in heaven on February 14, 2015.

She was born on July 7, 1922 to the late Glenn and Nellie Sammons Acker. She was of the Baptist faith and very active in her church at First Baptist, Pendleton. She was a payroll specialist and retired from LaFrance Industries. Dot enjoyed cooking and creating recipes. She was always interested in a new dish someone made. Years ago, she worked in the Tea Room at Belk's and made all the cakes that were served there. Dot was a stunning beauty and once won a contest for the most beautiful legs. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory a devoted son, Richard Preston Wilson and his wife, Janice W. Wilson of Pendleton. She also leaves behind a beloved granddaughter, Makenzie Wilson of Columbia and a precious sister, Martha Acker Burgess of Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harold K. Wilson, a sister, Nell Kalpelka, and a brother, Glenn Acker, Jr. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Pendleton First Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Courtney Krueger and Rev. Jennifer Rygg. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Anderson. 

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 187, Pendleton, SC 29670. 

The family would like to express grateful appreciation to Dr. Courtney Krueger, Rev. Jennifer Rygg, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Gibson and Ms. Cheryl Padducci for faithful visits and encouragement. They would also like to express their appreciation to the staff at Marchbanks Assisted Living for their care and devotion to Mrs. Wilson.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Wednesday
Feb112015

Yvette Vassilaras Price

Yvette Vassilaras Price, 50, of Anderson, SC passed away Sunday February 8, 2015 at her new residence in Cleveland, TN.

Born February 20, 1964 in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Eydie Kelder Vassilaras. She was an active volunteer at Calhoun Elementary, McCants Middle school, and T.L. Hanna High School where her children formerly attended. Yvette was also a Legacy mentor at District 5 for over 10 years and continued a mentoring relationship up until her passing. She had her own Avon business and was a member of NewSpring Church, where she volunteered for many years.

Yvette was a caring, kind hearted person who made a lasting impact on everyone she met. She enjoyed shopping, spending time with family and friends, and enjoyed playing bunco. Her impact was always meaningful, with lifelong friends or those she just met.

She is survived by her daughter, Kalyn Nicole Price, of Anderson and her son, Zachery Evan Price, of Clemson. Yvette was formerly married to Todd Price of Anderson. She is also survived by a sister, Domna Colepaugh of Charlotte, NC.

Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Chicago Hope Academy.org, Haven of Rest Ministries, P.O. Box 466, Anderson, SC, 29622 or Anderson Interfaith Ministries, 1202 S. Murray Avenue, Anderson, SC, 29624.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

Wednesday
Feb112015

Vivian Martin Morris

Greenville, SC - Vivian Elizabeth Martin Morris, 96, widow of Jesse Lee Morris, Jr., died Sunday, February 8, 2015 at her residence. 

Born October 14, 1918 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Lester C. and Sallie Jane Tollison Martin. She worked as Principal Hiram Sandlin’s secretary at Girl’s High School for several years. She was a member of Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville and was a former member of First Baptist Church in Anderson. 

Survivors include her children, J.R. “Randy” Morris and wife, Mimi of Sandy Springs; Sallie Chavous and husband, Crawford of Spartanburg; Tim Morris and wife, Casey of Peachtree City, Ga; ten grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and two sisters, Connie Martin Sack of Michigan and Bessie Martin Dowling of Greenville. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James F. Martin and a sister, Edna Martin Hunter.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015 at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Greg Dover.  The family will have a reception for family and friends following the service at the home of Randy and Mimi Morris, 101 Calhoun Avenue, Sandy Springs.

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to the church or charity of choice.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com