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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

www.sullivanking.com

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.

Tuesday
Mar302010

AZALEE VAUGHN DILLMAN

April 18, 1919 – March 28, 2010

LEESBURG, FL - Azalee Powell Vaughn Dillman, age 90, wife of Charles Gereald Dillman of 431 Palo Verde Drive, Leesburg, FL, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center.

Born in Level Land Community in Anderson County, SC, she was the daughter of the late James Edward Powell and Lois Elizabeth McCurry Powell.  Mrs. Dillman was a graduate of Girls’ High School and retired from Haynesworth Mill.  She was a member of Orrville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of the home; son, Gus Vaughn and his wife, Jean and daughter, Margaret V. Burnette and her husband, Gary, all of Anderson; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, William Marion Vaughn and her brother, Fred Powell.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Dr. Wendell Bannister.  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 Thursday from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, 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.

Monday
Mar292010

DELL JOHNSON

DECEMBER 15, 1932 – MARCH 28, 2010

BELTON, SC – Mr. Maudell “Dell” Johnson, age 77, of 419 Pea Creek Road, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 28, 2010.

Born in Statesboro, GA, on December 15, 1932, he was a son of the late Douglas Johnson and Maudie Ellis Johnson.  He served as a paratrooper in the 187th division of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a recipient of two Purple Heart medals.  Mr. Johnson was the owner of Harris Appliance Parts Company in Anderson, SC, & Greenville, SC. He was a member of Blue Ridge Baptist Church in Belton and was a faithful supporter of the Gideon’s International – namely the Belton Camp.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Nelwyn Harris Johnson; children: Diane Johnson Brock and husband, Lester L. Brock of Anderson, SC, Stephen D. Johnson and wife, Susan Johnson of Statesville, NC, and Denise J. Wilson and husband, Melvin Wilson of Anderson, SC; sister, Irene Davis of Greenwood, SC; brother, Hubert Johnson of North Augusta, SC; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Crawford Johnson.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Richard Busha.  Interment with Military Honors provided by Fort Gordon will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family is at the home, 419 Pea Creek Road, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 30, 2010.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that memorials be made to the Gideon’s International, Belton Camp, P.O. Box 733, Belton, SC 29627 or to Hospice of The Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

Monday
Mar292010

PAULINE T. SANDERS

JANUARY 8, 1931 – MARCH 28, 2010

ANDERSON, SC – Pauline “Polly” Tench Sanders, age 79, wife of the late Charles Sanders, Jr., passed away at her home on Sunday, March 28, 2010.

Born in Demorest, GA, on January 8, 1931, she was a daughter of the late I.D. Tench and Pauline Amanda Gunn Tench.  She was the owner of AAA Bookkeeping & Tax Service on Mauldin Street and was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church.  Mrs. Sanders was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her children: Dennis Lawrence Roberts and wife, Sally of Mamaroneck, NY, Dean Markham Roberts and wife, Sherry of Anderson, SC, Wanda Carol Lewis and husband, Wayne of Anderson, SC, and Tara Lee Payne and husband, Elton of Iva, SC; brother, Paul Tench of Anderson, SC; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Dr. Johnny F. McKinney.  Interment will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery.

The family is at the home, 105 Lakewood Drive, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 30, 2010.

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.

Monday
Mar292010

DOUGLAS J. TILLEY

Anderson, SC - Douglas J. Tilley, age 84, of 204 Juniper Avenue, Anderson, SC, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 28, 2010.

Born November 19, 1925, Douglas was a son of the late Leroy Tilley and Mary Timms Tilley. He served his country in combat in the Army during WWII and was wounded while in the European Theater. He retired as a police officer for the City of Anderson. Being injured in the line of duty, he became a radio dispatcher for the County of Anderson. He was one of the first K-9 police officers and the first recipient of the Policeman of the Year Award. He was a member of Caanan Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the DAV and a fifty-eight year member of the Hiram Masonic Lodge #68.  Douglas is to be remembered for his love of God, country and family.

Survivors include two daughters, Callie Tilley and Patricia Tilley, both of Anderson, SC; a brother, Joe B. Tilley of Anderson, SC and a sister, Ruth Tilley Brown of Falls Church, VA; and three grandsons, Joshua Caine Chasteen, Jason Toby Chasteen and Corey Miles Tilley. He will truly be missed by his faithful Labrador, Maggie.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Tilley was predeceased by his wife, Edna Virginia Stewart Tilley; a daughter, Nancy Tilley Chasteen; a brother, Leon Tilley; and a sister, Katherine Tilley Hanna.

The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. at The McDougald Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jerry Parnell and Reverend Steve Silvey officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Military Honors.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home prior to the service on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 10:30 a.m. until Noon. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for a simple act of kindness be shown toward a fellow man, such as planting a Dogwood tree for all to enjoy.

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

THE MC DOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.

Sunday
Mar282010

Dewey Herman Pearson, Jr

ANDERSON -- Dewey Herman Pearson, Jr., 76, ended a battle with cancer peacefully in his home March 27, 2010. He was born in Orangeburg, SC to the late Raiford Williamson Pearson and Dewey Herman Pearson Sr.

He is survived by his wife Betty Fowler Pearson, of Anderson; son John Dewey Pearson and his wife Dana, of Roswell, GA; son J. Michael Pearson MD and his wife Pamela, of Lake Oswego, OR; and six grandchildren.

Dewey was faithful to God and country and was a dedicated member and elder of Roberts Presbyterian Church. Dewey was a Professional Engineer who attended Clemson University. He earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of SC, and a BS in Meteorology from Penn State University. He then served in the US Air Force with a tour of duty in Japan.

His career included 13 years as a meteorologist with American Airlines, positions with SC DHEC in Greenville and Columbia, and Environmental Services Division Director for Anderson County. After retirement, he continued as an engineering consultant for AndersonCounty, and spearheaded their 20-year sewer plan.

The family will receive friends Monday, March 29, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Sullivan-King Mortuary's Northeast Chapel. The funeral will be Tuesday, March 30 at 3 p.m. at Roberts Presbyterian Church where he will be laid to rest.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of the Upstate or Anderson Interfaith Ministries.