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Tuesday
Apr062010

Gladys Jewell Cathey

ANDERSON – Gladys Jewell Cathey, 82, of 323 E. Benson Street, Wil-Mary Apartments, died Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born September 7, 1927 in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late John and Lola King Hanks. She was a retired textile employee with Orr-Lyons Mill and was a member of Taylor Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Hunter and husband, Fred of Anderson; and one grandson, Ryan Earl Hunter. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church conducted by Rev. Brent Lollis and Layman Harry Osborne. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. The family is at the home of her daughter, 329 Monti Drive, Anderson. 

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL www.sullivanking.com

Tuesday
Apr062010

Captain William Harris Bannister

ANDERSON – Captain William Harris Bannister, Civil Engineer Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired), of The Magnolias of Anderson, formerly of Woodridge Court, husband of the late Mary Ellen Smith Bannister, died Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Broadus B. and Marie Kay Bannister of Belton. He attended The Citadel and received engineering degrees from the U.S. Naval Academy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Illinois. He was a registered professional engineer and certified structural analyst. In addition to duty in Korea and Vietnam, he was commanding officer of two major commands and Officer-in-Charge/Test Group Director of a Nuclear Test at the Nevada Test Site. After retiring from the Navy, he taught mathematics, astronomy, physics and engineering courses at Tri-County Technical College and assisted in forming the Department of Quality Assurance Technology, which he headed for six years. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Evelyn B. Ogles of Charleston; two sons, William B. Bannister and Michael E. Bannister, both of Dacula, GA; three grandsons; a sister, Martha King of Anderson; and three brothers, B. Willis and Jerry Kay Bannister, both of Belton, and Jimmy Ray Bannister of Gastonia, NC. A sister, Frances Cassity, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, conducted by Rev. Bob Marcaurelle. Burial, with full military honors, will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. 

Memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church, 1012 Concord Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, NORTHEAST CHAPEL

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Sunday
Apr042010

ANNA JULIA HOWARD BRIERLY

APRIL 26, 1907 – MARCH 1, 2010

Anna Julia Howard Brierly, age 102, of Delray Beach, Florida, formerly of Anderson, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010.

She was born in Anderson on April 26,1907, the daughter of Victoria Heard Howard and Thomas Edward Howard, Sr. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Winthrop College (now Winthrop University) in 1929. She taught grade school in Anderson during the Great Depression and worked in advertising in New York City where she met her first husband, Joel Howard, who predeceased her after a marriage of thirty-three years. She was also predeceased by her second husband, Robert Brierly, after a marriage of thirteen years, and her brother, Thomas Edward Howard, Jr.

She is survived by her nephew, Thomas Carlton Howard and his wife, Judith Rose Scott, of Blacksburg, Virginia and two grandnephews, Christopher Frederick Howard of Richmond, Virginia, and John Marcus Edward Howard and his wife, Julie McGhee Howard, of Atlanta, Georgia, and two great grandnieces, Lucy Rose and Sadie Camille Howard of Atlanta.

Anna Julia will be remembered for her sharp sense of humor, her tenacity of spirit, and her enthusiasm for life.

A Graveside Service will be conducted at 2:30 pm on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Old Silver Brook Cemetery conducted by Dr. Dennis R. Tedder.

THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, Anderson.

Saturday
Apr032010

JOHN E. MYERS

MARCH 28, 1920 – APRIL 3, 2010

ANDERSON, SC – John Elmer Myers, age 90, of 516 Drayton Circle, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Petersburg, Pennsylvania on March 28, 1920, he was a son of the late Fred Myers and Ida Guisler Myers.  Mr. Myers retired from Owens Corning Fiberglas in 1984 and was a member of the Upstate Buick Club.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Petersburg and attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Anderson.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Holland Myers; daughter, Judy Myers Frailey and husband, Richard of Anderson; brother, Edward Guisler Myers of Petersburg; two grandchildren: Carlette F. Hamby and husband, Donnie, and Scott Frailey and wife, Suzanne; seven great grandchildren: Daniel Hamby, Derek Hamby, Chase Hamby, Sydney Hamby, Noah Hamby, Camden Frailey, and Ella Frailey.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 5, 2010, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park conducted by the Reverend Paul D. Frey.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials 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.

The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson.

Saturday
Apr032010

THELMA M. HARWARD

SEPTEMBER 5, 1925 – APRIL 3, 2010

ANDERSON, SC – Thelma M. Harward, age 84, wife of the late Jesse H. Harward, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2010, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Anderson County on September 5, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Gary Whitman and Eula Holmes Whitman. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children: Ellen Beebe and husband, Jack of Townville, J.C. Harward of Anderson, and Dorothy Whitten and husband, Samuel of Starr; sisters: Hazel Campbell of Iva, Parniece Anderson of Anderson, Sylvene Keown of Starr, and Christine Anderson of Mississippi; brother, Coleman Whitman of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren: Dwayne Cobb, Tammy Meredith, Shannon Attaway, and Chris Whitten; and eight great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Monday, April 5, 2010.  A Graveside Service will follow at 3:30 pm at New Silver Brook Cemetery conducted by the Reverend Sam Duncan. The family is at the home of Samuel & Dorothy Whitten, 141 Williford Road, Starr.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials 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.

The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson.

Saturday
Apr032010

JOHN E. MYERS

MARCH 28, 1920 – APRIL 3, 2010

ANDERSON, SC – John Elmer Myers, age 90, of 516 Drayton Circle, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Petersburg, Pennsylvania on March 28, 1920, he was a son of the late Fred Myers and Ida Guisler Myers.  Mr. Myers retired from Owens Corning Fiberglas in 1984 and was a member of the Upstate Buick Club.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Petersburg and attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Anderson.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Holland Myers; daughter, Judy Myers Frailey and husband, Richard of Anderson; brother, Edward Guisler Myers of Petersburg; two grandchildren: Carlette F. Hamby and husband, Donnie, and Scott Frailey and wife, Suzanne; seven great grandchildren: Daniel Hamby, Derek Hamby, Chase Hamby, Sydney Hamby, Noah Hamby, Camden Frailey, and Ella Frailey.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 5, 2010, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park conducted by the Reverend Paul S. Frey.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials 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.

The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson.

Saturday
Apr032010

THOMAS HARPER MILAM

SANDY SPRINGS, SC – Thomas Harper Milam, 88, husband of the late Jane Carson Milam, died April 2, 2010 at his residence.

Born in Sandy Springs, he was the son of the late Robert Richardson (Bob) Milam and Leah Harper Milam. He graduated from Pendleton High School in 1940, and served in the U.S. Army during WW II from 1942 to 1947. He served as a rifleman squad leader and platoon sergeant, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal. He witnessed the bombing of Negasaki from the sea, where as the assault squad leader of his battalion, he was staged with the 98th Infantry to invade Japan in the planned Operation Olympic. He was a farmer and co-owner of Milam Spreader Service. He was a member of the historic Pendleton Farmers’ Society and the Pendleton Young Farmers.

He was a fifth-generation member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon and served as Sunday School secretary for over 60 years. He was a founding member of the Sandy Springs Fire Department, where he served as chief. He retired from the fire department at the age of 80 after 23 years of service. He volunteered in the community by raising the flag at the Sandy Springs Post Office, removing trash from the Sandy Springs Community Park, and collecting cans for the Anderson County Fire Protection Burned Children’s Fund. In recognition of his service, he was named Anderson County Firefighter of the Year in 1998, awarded the Anderson County Fire Protection Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001, honored for his contributions to the community by the Anderson Rotary Club in 2002, and named as a Senior Superlative by the Foothills Presbytery in 2007.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, George Harper Milam, Robert Richardson (Bobby) Milam, Jr., and Frank Harper Milam; two sisters, Emma Milam and Julia Milam Every Bradford; and two close cousins, Henry Pickett Milam and Cornelia Milam McCraw.

He is survived by two sons, William Thomas Milam and his spouse, Darlen Weisgerber Milam, of Maryville, TN, and Stephen Richard Milam and his spouse, Dana Wilkie Milam, of Salisbury, NC, and her parents, Joel D. and Charlotte Lee Wilkie; one daughter, Elizabeth Milam and her spouse, Stephen Lomas, of Sandy Springs; seven grandchildren, Megan Ruth Milam, Daniel Thomas Milam, Carson Hunt Lomas, Anna Elizabeth Milam, Sara Catherine Milam, Turner Stephenson Lomas and Leah Rose Milam; three sisters, Elizabeth Milam Adams, Annie Earle Milam Derrick, and Lucia Burns Milam Cook; 17 nephews and nieces, including George Kennedy Milam; and many dedicated friends including Thomas Edmond (Tom) Garrison, III and family of Denver Downs Farm.

After losing Jane, his last years were enriched by the fellowship he found at Bo’s Grill, MeMaw’s Café’ and Waffle House #426, for which his family is grateful for their kindness.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church officiated by the Rev. Susan Smith. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth Milam, 509 Hickory Lane, Pendleton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 429, Sandy Springs, SC 29677, or the Sandy Springs Fire Department Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 216, Sandy Springs, SC 29677.

SULLIVAN-KING MORTUARY, NORTHEAST CHAPEL

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Saturday
Apr032010

WILLIAM O. WEBB

OCTOBER 23, 1933 – APRIL 1, 2010

ANDERSON, SC – William “Bill” Oliver Webb, age 76, of 500 Timber Lane passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at his home.

Born in Takoma Park, Maryland on October 23, 1933, he was a son of the late Arlie Otto Webb and Ruby Blanche Johnson Webb.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Webb retired from the Department of State in Washington, D.C.  He was a member of North Anderson Baptist Church. Additionally, he was a member of the Experienced Aircraft Association and the Pendleton Swingers Square Dance Club.

Survivors include his wife of forty-five years, Patricia F. Webb; children: Wendy Marie Lough and husband, Adam of Boiling Springs, SC, Christopher S. Webb of Linthicum  Heights, MD, and Nancy Jane Matter of Dallas, TX; grandchildren: Samantha Ann Webb, Sophie Elizabeth Webb, Elisabeth Marie Lough, William Grady Webb, Ryan Joseph Matter, and Jamie Nicole Matter.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Arlene Webb Guy.

The Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday, April 5, 2010, at North Anderson Baptist Church conducted by the Reverend Bill Rigsby.  Interment with Military Honors provided by Fort Gordon will be held in the M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery.

The family is at the home and will receive friends at North Anderson Baptist Church from 12 noon until 1:00 pm on Monday, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to the Building Fund of North Anderson Baptist Church, 2308 North Main Street, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson.

Saturday
Apr032010

PHYLLIS K. OSBORNE

MARCH 1, 1931 – APRIL 2, 2010

ANDERSON, SC – Phyllis Kelley Osborne, age 79, of 219 LaFrance Road, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2010.

Born March 1, 1931, in Seneca, SC, she was a daughter of the late John Kelley and Brodie Ginn Kelley.  She retired from Ryobi and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her children: Gail Darlene Sunderland, Norma Jean Osborne, Brenda Alice Mueller, Larry Wayne Kelley, Roy David Kelley, Michael Ray Osborne, Thomas Brian Osborne, and Nicholas Kelley; sister, Wilma Evans; brothers: Lyndon Kelley, Norman Kelley, and Arnold Kelley.  Thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive her.

She was predeceased by her parents; a son, Jackie Eugene Kelley; a sister, Estelle Kelley; and two brothers: Cecil Kelley and W.C. Kelley.

The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Monday, April 5, 2010.  A Graveside Service will follow at 4:30 pm at Anderson Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home.

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

The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson.

Saturday
Apr032010

ROBERT J. SIMPSON

MARCH 29, 1923 – APRIL 2, 2010

ANDERSON, SC – Robert J. Simpson, age 87, of 4205 Old Williamston Road and husband of late Frances D. Simpson, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2010, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born on March 29, 1923, in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Waymond Simpson and Ada Fisher Simpson.  He served in the United States Army during World War II and retired from Duke Power.  Mr. Simpson was a member of Whitefield Baptist Church and was a member of the Hoyt Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his children: Steven Simpson of Laurens, Timothy Simpson of Anderson, Vickie Phillips of Pelzer, Laura Daws of Hartwell, Ledina Roberts of Pelzer; brother, Willis Trilby Michael of Anderson; sisters: Lucy Wall of Charleston, and Annie Laurie Clardy of Williamston; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by siblings: Hubert Simpson, Woodrow Simpson, S.T. Simpson, Samuel Simpson, Watkins Simpson, Rachel Michael, Ruby McCoy Johnson, Mary Beckwith, and Inez Wood.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 5, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home.

The family is at the home and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 4, 2010.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to Hospice of The Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621, or to the charity of one’s choice. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting  www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.

THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, Anderson.

Friday
Apr022010

MAHALIE KING BROWN

ANDERSON, SC -- Mahalie King Brown of Anderson, age 93, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

Mrs. Brown was born May 29, 1916, and called Anderson home her entire life. She was the daughter of the late Robert Rutledge King and Ellie Howard Hudson King. She graduated from Anderson Girl’s High School and attended Converse College. She married David Carroll Brown on June 29, 1939, and lived at 224 Moultrie Square over 60 years.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband of 70 years, as well as three children, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. David Carroll Brown, Jr. lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Deborah Brownell Brown. They have two children, Lindsay Copeland Brown and David Hudson Brown. Mahalie Brown Davies and her husband, William Stuart Davies, reside in Columbia, South Carolina and have three children, Sterling Graydon Davies, Robert Rutledge Davies and Mahalie Davies Moore. Thomas Clinkscales Brown and his wife, Lynn Pruitt Brown reside in Greenville, South Carolina and also have three children, Emily Hudson Brown, David Webb Brown and Catherine Ann Brown. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Rutledge King, Jr., of Avon Park, Florida.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Woodward King; and her sister, Betty King Trowbridge.

Mrs. Brown was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a remarkable homemaker and a devoted Christian in all her actions. Mrs. Brown was a volunteer for the AnMed Health Auxiliary for 45 years, and in 2006 was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership for her service at the hospital. She was an active lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, a Life Member of the Anderson Woman’s Club, and a member of the Anderson Junior Assembly (now the Junior League). She also enjoyed participating in many other women’s organizations including Club 24.

A Graveside Service will be held at Old Silver Brook Cemetery at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 3, 2010.  The family will greet friends following the service.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to AnMed Health Auxiliary, 800 North Fant Street, Anderson, SC 29621; Hospice of The Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29624; or a charity of your choice.  

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

THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME, Anderson.   

Wednesday
Mar312010

ROB CATHEY

ANDERSON – Robert Claude Cathey, II, husband of Sara Samosky Cathey, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, passed away on March 28, 2010.

Rob was born June 17, 1968 in Anderson, SC, son of Robert C. and Leila Elrod Cathey. He graduated from Lander College with a degree in Business and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He was a devoted son, brother, husband and father. He was an avid sportsman and bow hunter. Rob was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant.

Survivors include his wife, Sara S. Cathey, M.D. of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Huntington, WV; his parents, Bob and Leila Cathey of Anderson; two daughters, Claire and Mae Cathey; two sisters, Lori Truhn and Mandy Anderson; one brother, Daniel Cathey; maternal grandparents, Ansel and Ruth Elrod and beloved nieces and nephews, Rivers and Brooklyn Cathey; McKinley and Reece Anderson. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Reece and Ruby Cathey.

A memorial service to celebrate Rob’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Hopewell Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Ken Keaton and Rev. Delano McMinn.

Memorials may be made in Rob’s memory to All Saints Lutheran Church, Youth Development Fund, 2107 Hwy 17 North, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

Sullivan-King Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements.