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Tuesday
Jan122010

T.J.S. WILLIAMS

November 9, 1917 – January 12, 2010
ANDERSON, SC  - Mr. T. J. Solomon Williams, age 92 of 302 D. Street, died Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at the AnMed Health Medical Center.
 
Born in Habersham County, GA on November 9, 1917, Mr. Williams was a son of the late James Wesley Williams and Ida Sigars Williams.  He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and retired from Abney Mill with 62 years of service.  He was a member of Garner Memorial Baptist Church and was an avid gardener.
 
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 69 years, Avis L. Saxon Williams of the home; children, John Williams, Gael Williams, Esther Bowman and Ted Williams, all of Anderson; brothers, Tatum Williams of Anderson and Harold Williams of Georgia.  Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Judith Ann Smith; granddaughter, Marie Ashworth; siblings, Alvin Williams, Addie Williams, Daisy McIntyre, Lavada Williams and Ernest Williams.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 2:30 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Isham Gilcrease.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
The family is at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from Noon until 2:00 pm.
 
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Monday
Jan112010

HARRY FIELDS, SR.

January 10 1920 –January 11, 2010
 
WILLIAMSTON, SC - Harry Fields, Sr., age 90, husband of Ruth Whitten Fields, of Piercetown, died Monday, January 11, 2010 at his home after an extended illness.
 
Born in Brooklyn, NY on January 10, 1920, Mr. Fields was the son of the late William Fields and Anna Matilda Fields.  He was a World War II veteran, serving in two branches of the military, the Marine Corps and as Staff Sergeant, he served with the Troop Carrier Command of the US Army Air Corps.  He was a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY and attended Brooklyn Polytechnic.  He was the retired President, Owner and CEO of Fieldco Paint Company. He was a member of Southern Paint Society, receiving a 25 year pin.  Mr. Fields was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Easley where he served as Sunday School teacher for several years.  He enjoyed camping and reading.  During his 68-year marriage, he and his wife visited every state in the nation except Hawaii.  Words that sum up his life: “family, hardworking, never met a stranger, always smiling, inventive and creative, ingenuity”.
 
Survivors include his wife , Ruth Whitten Fields of the home; his children: Carolyn Tambini and husband, George Tambini; son, Harry Fields, Jr., and wife Mary; Sharon Fields-McCormick and husband, Jack McCormick; four grandchildren, Jackie Barker, Monica Fowler, Kim Tambini and Craig Tambini and four great-grandchildren, Chelsea Fowler, Cassea Fowler, Ryan Barker and Megan Barker.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Alice Fields, Anna Fields and Wilhelmina Fields
 
The Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm at  Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church officiated by the Reverend Dave Shorter.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday.  Mr. Fields will be placed in the church at 12:30 on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622.
 
Daddy’s favorite quotation:  “I’ll worry about that when the time comes.”  “First things first.”
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Monday
Jan112010

JEAN HOLDEN

JANUARY 31, 1949 – JANUARY 9, 2010
 
CENTRAL, SC – Norma Jean Holden, age 60, of 4145 Old Greenville Highway, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at her home.
 
Born in Anderson, SC, on January 31, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph Whitlock and Ethelene Black Whitlock.  She was a homemaker and a member of Bishop Branch Baptist Church.  Mrs. Holden was an avid traveler & gardener, and more than anything – enjoyed spending time with her family.
 
Survivors include her husband of forty-four years, Folger Julius Holden of the home; children: Jerry Holden and wife, Tracy of Liberty, Vickie O’Shields and husband, Eddie of Anderson, and Amy Holden of Liberty; six grandchildren: Adam, Jared, & Joshua Holden, and Caitlin, Blake, & Grant O’Shields; one great granddaughter, Julie Ann Holden; three sisters: Joann Todd of Six Mile, Lynn Greer of Williamston, and Cathy Lowe of Belton; two brothers: Larry Whitlock of Central and Donnie Whitlock of Anderson.
 
A Service to Celebrate the Life of Mrs. Holden will begin at 6pm on Thursday, January 14, 2010, in the Fellowship Hall of Bishop Branch Baptist Church.  Dr. Luther Price will begin a time of spoken reflections at 7pm.  The family will remain at the church until 8pm.
 
The family is at the home.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
 
THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Sunday
Jan102010

Randy Pearson

June 2, 1957 – January 2, 2010
 
Anderson, SC, - Ellis Randolph Pearson, Jr., age 52, died January 2, 2010 at AnMed Health Medical Center.
 
Born in Desoto County, MS, on June 3, 1957, Mr. Pearson was a son of Ellis Randolph Pearson, Sr., of Nashville, TN and the late Wilma Jean McCann Pearson.  He was employed with 84 Lumber, in Greenville, SC.
 
He is survived by two sons; Steven Porter and Michael Pearson, daughter; Jessica Pearson, and a beloved friend, Charlotte Porter, two grandchildren.  
 
A Graveside service will be held Tuesday, at 11:00 am January 12, 2010 at the New Silver Brook Cemetery.
 
The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sunday
Jan102010

Juanita S. Knight

January 9, 1927- January 10, 2010
 
Anderson SC – Juanita Smith Knight, age 83, wife of the late Larry Lee Knight, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2010, at the AnMed Health Medical Center.
 
Born January 9, 1927, in Flintville, TN, she was a daughter of the late Oliver David Smith and Myrtle Wicks Smith.  She graduated from Flintville High School in 1945, after which she moved to the Pendleton area, where she met and married her husband Larry, a Clemson University student. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage.  She was a homemaker, and a member of Orrville Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ester Sunday School Class, for 60 years.  She was a volunteer with the Pink Ladies, at the AnMed Health Medical Center, she also volunteered with the Head Start preschool program, and was a member of the Anderson Ostomy Club.  She was an avid gardener, where she loved her vegetable garden and her many flowers, and was an avid Clemson football fan.
 
Survivors include her daughters; Marsha K. Moorhead and her husband Robert M., of Westminster, Myra K. Hart and her husband Randy, of Anderson, grandchildren, Leah Drake, of Anderson, Libby Galloway and her husband Paul, of Charleston, Ben Moorhead and his wife Ashley, of Seneca, and Abby Crooks and her husband Jonas, of Westminster, great-grandchildren; Bradley, Kyler and Meggie Jane Moorhead, Jeb and Caleb Crooks, and Noah and Samuel Galloway.  And a special friend, her caregiver of three years, Daisy Walker of Anderson.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews in the Flintville TN area.
 
She was preceded in death; by her parents; five brothers and two sisters.
 
The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by Dr. Wendell Bannister.  Interment will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery.
 
The family is at the home of Myra Hart, 204 Wetland Way, Anderson, and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Monday, January 11, 2010, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Flowers will be accepted or memorials made to Orrville Baptist Church, 2620 South Main Street, Anderson SC, 29621.
 
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Saturday
Jan092010

GLENN D. ROBERTS

OCTOBER 25, 1942 – JANUARY 8, 2010
 
CHICAMAUGA, GA – Glenn Douglas Roberts, age 67, of 146 Dana Lane, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2010, at Memorial Health Care in Chattanooga, TN.
 
Born on October 25, 1942, in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Sam Daniel Roberts and Mary Brown Roberts.  He graduated from Townville High School and was a retired Insurance Agent.  Mr. Roberts was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church in Anderson and in recent years enjoyed collecting guitars.
 
Survivors include his wife of nearly forty-five years, Jackie Roach Roberts of the home; his brother, Bill Roberts of Starr, SC; and his mother-in-law, Hortense Roach of Anderson, SC.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Dan Roberts & Jack Roberts.
 
The Funeral Service will be held at 12:30 pm on Monday, January 11, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Charles Allen.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
The family is at the home of Hortense Roach, 500 Concord Road, Apt. B-4, Anderson, and will receive friends from 5pm until 8pm on Sunday, January 10, 2010.
 
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Tribute Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Virginia 23058.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
 

THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Saturday
Jan092010

Peggy Vassar

January 23, 1936 – January 8, 2010
 
Anderson, SC – Peggy Herring Vassar, age 73, wife of Donald Ellis Vassar, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2010, at her home.
 
Born January 23, 1936, in Anderson, SC, she was a daughter of the late James Manning Herring and Collie Bobo Herring. She was a 1958 graduate of Girls High School and had attended Anderson College. She was retired from the Color Craft Corporation in Charlotte, NC.  and was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Temple.
 
Survivors include her husband of the home; daughter; Laura Gaye Griffin; sons, Jeffery Vassar and his wife Lisa, Chris Vassar and his wife Penny 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, all of Anderson, SC brother, Charles Fay Herring, of Hartwell GA; and a sister Ruby Herring Sharpe and her husband Jessie L. Sharpe; three lifetime friends, Betty Durst, Catherine “Cooky” Stevenson, and Patsy Cole.
 
She was preceded in death; by her parents; a daughter, Terry Vassar Williamson; and one brother, James Walker Herring.
 
The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 on Monday, January 11, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by Reverend Sam Duncan.  Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
 
The family will be at the home of Jeffery & Lisa Vassar, 205 Streams Way, Anderson, and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Sunday, January 10, 2010 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
 
Flowers will be accepted or memorials made to The Vista Hospice of Greenville, 15 Brendan Way, Greenville, SC, 29615.
 
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Saturday
Jan092010

Betsy King

Rita St. Germain King (Betsy), 89, beloved wife of John James King, Sr., of 1201 Cobbs Glen Drive, passed away January 7, 2010 at Wesley Commons Nursing Home, Greenwood, SC.

Born in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Charles St. Germain and Mary Nadeau St. Germain. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where she was an active parishioner serving on the Altar guild for many years. Betsy was retired from Anderson School District 5 where she was a library assistant at Lakeside Jr. High School for 18 years. She was an avid reader. She enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Cobbs Glen country club, where she and her late husband were made honorary members.

Betsy is survived by her loving children: one son John James King, Jr. of Summerville; two daughters, Margaret King Miller “Maggie” and her husband, Tim of Greenwood; Deborah King Fuller “Debbie” and her husband, Matt of Bahama, NC; ten grandchildren: Krista King Hassel and husband, Dan of Summerville; Peter Benjamin Speares and wife, Debbie of Lexington; JoLynn Speares Hinz and husband, Brian of West Columbia; Daniel Scott Speares and wife, Olivia of Gaston, SC; Jennifer Speares Lehman and husband, Tim of Simpsonville; Aimee Speares Sanders and husband, Alan of Greenwood; Mary Allison Speares Collins and Bill Kimberling of Ninety Six; Lara Germain Fuller of Greenville, NC; Katherine Abigail Fuller of Bahama, NC; John Samuel Fuller of Bahama, NC and thirteen great grandchildren; two sisters -in-law, Sophia King of Greenfield, MA and Amelia King of Hartford, CT. She was predeceased by a grandson John Joseph Speares “Josh” and five sisters, Lucy Peloquin, Marion Hosley, Helen Gagnon, Patsy Tessier, and Rose Krysl.

Betsy was loved, cherished and respected by her late husband John of 68 years. She was admired and loved by her 3 children unconditionally. She was a woman of great strength and fortitude, steadfast to God, her faith and fellow man. She was kind, genuinely thoughtful, caring, and compassionate. She always put her family’s needs and those of other’s first. She dearly loved people. Her true character and strength showed through her care of her husband, whom had Alzheimer’s for 5 years. She was so strong and admirable, and never once complained. She has passed down to her three children and grandchildren many great values and what the quality of life should be about. She was and is our hero.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, Monday at 3:30 PM at St Joseph Catholic Church in Anderson, SC. Graveside services will follow at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery. The family would like to request flowers be omitted and memorials made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1303 McLees Rd., Anderson, SC, 29621 or M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veteran Cemetery, 140 Inway Drive, Anderson, SC 29621.

A special Thank you from our family to all the friends and caregivers who have helped at this most difficult time.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, www.sullivanking.com

 

Friday
Jan082010

CONNIE MACK MEDLIN

December 21, 1949 – January 5, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC - Connie Mack Medlin, age 60, of Anderson, died Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at the AnMed Health Medical Center.
 
Born in Anderson, SC on December 21, 1949, Mr. Medlin was a son of the late Francis Earl Medlin and Thelma King Medlin.  He was a United States Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War.  He was the owner and operator of Medlin Heating & Air Conditioning.
 
Survivors include his daughters, Crystal Marie Medlin and Connie Melissa Medlin; brother, Dennis Medlin, and his former wife, Elizabeth Medlin, all of Anderson. Graveside Service will be held on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm at M. J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery officiated by the Reverend Dwight Greene.
 
The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Sunday, January 10, 2010 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.
 
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Thursday
Jan072010

VIVIAN WRIGHT JOHNSON

February 18, 1927 – January 2, 2010
 
GREENWOOD, SC – Mrs. Vivian Elizabeth Wright Johnson, age 82, resident of Magnolia Manor, wife of the late James C. Johnson, died Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Hospice Care of the Piedmont, Greenwood, SC.
 
Born in Anderson on February 18, 1927, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Henry Witherspoon Wright and the late Julia Elizabeth Edmonds Wright. She retired from JC Penney in 1989 with over 27 years of service. After retirement, she worked at Johnson’s Market. She was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church where she was a former member of the F.O. Bailey Sunday School Class, the church choir, and Reflections Choir. In recent years while living at Magnolia Manor, she was President of the Resident’s Council and of The Red Hat Society.
 
She is survived by two daughters, Elaine J. Hall and her husband Michael D. Hall of Abbeville, and Darlene J. Sperr and her husband David Sperr of Anderson; four grandchildren: Ashlea E. Hall of Conway, Lyndsey A. Hall of Anderson, Ryan J. Yow of Anderson and Jamie D. Yow of Anderson; four sisters-in-law, Lillian S. Wright, Vivian W. Wright, Betty S. Johnson, all of Anderson, and Elizabeth M. Johnson of Greer.
 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Darwin H. Wright and William T. Wright and three sisters, Evelyn W. Fountain, Camilla W. Hale and Myra W. McAlister.
 
The Funeral Service will be on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 2:00 PM at The McDougald Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Tom Cartledge and Darren Rood officiating. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
 
The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home prior to the service from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM.
 
The family respectfully request that flowers and food be omitted and memorials be sent in Mrs. Johnson’s name to Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.
 
On online message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.
The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday
Jan052010

FRANCES MAC KINNON 

March 10, 1930 – January 4, 2010
 
HONEA PATH, SC - Frances Louise Turner Vaughn MacKinnon, age 79, wife of Murdoch “Doc” MacKinnon of 1124 Legion Lake Road, died Monday, January 4, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House.
 
Born in Anderson, SC on March 10, 1930, Mrs. MacKinnon was a daughter of the late Harvey Turner and Annie Bell Hicks Turner.  She attended Girls’ High School and for many years, she worked in textiles and was also a beautician.
 
Survivors include her husband of the home; son, James W. “Jim” Vaughn and his wife, Dianne Wilbanks Vaughn of Anderson; daughter, Pat Vaughn Addison and her husband Randal of Greenville; brother, James Turner of Anderson; sisters, Eileen Cheek of Greenville, Ellen English of Belton and Bonnie Wicker of Anderson; four grandchildren, Janet Addison, Lindsay Neely and her husband, Robert, Ross Vaughn and his wife, Cammie, all of Greenville and Leanne Vaughn of Anderson.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, James Arthur Vaughn, Jr.; sisters, Ruby Crocker, Annie Mae Perry, Nellie Sue Wicker, Doris Murray and Kathleen Turner.
 
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Dr. Kirt Mitchell.  Interment will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery.
 
The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
 
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Monday
Jan042010

LIB M. WOODSON

SEPTEMBER 15, 1921 – JANUARY 4, 2010
 
ANDERSON, SC – Annie Elizabeth McKinney Woodson, age 88, of 1553 Denver Road, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2010, at the Rainey Hospice House.
 
Born in Anderson, SC, on September 15, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Hillary Clifford McKinney and Reedie Lee Queen McKinney.  She was a graduate of Lebanon High School and retired from LaFrance Industries.  Mrs. Woodson was a member of Welcome Baptist Church where for many years she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and was instrumental in the Church Nursery.  She was an avid gardener.
 
Survivors include her children: two daughters, Margaret Freeman of Anderson, and Linda Gilliland of Pendleton; one son, Albert J. “A.J.” Woodson, Jr., of Williamston; one sister, Dorothy M. Acker of Anderson; seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Onie Whitten Woodson; her grandson, Jimmy Gilliland; her brother, Hillary Clifford McKinney, Jr.; and two sisters: Margie M. Thompson and Evelyn M. Browning.
 
The Funeral Service will be held at 3 pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by William R. West, Jr.  Interment will follow in Welcome Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
The family is at the home of Jim & Linda Gilliland, 1002 Ridgeview Drive (North Forest Estates), Pendleton, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm prior to the service on Wednesday.
 
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Welcome Baptist Church, 4800 Clemson Boulevard, Pendleton, SC 29670.
 
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
 
THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the funeral arrangements.