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February 28, 1931 – August 19, 2009

     ANDERSON, SC - Talton Preston Cornett, age 78, husband of Mary Holcombe Cornett, of 3931 Highway 24, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at the AnMed Health Medical Center.

     Born in Jasper, GA, he was a son of the late Talton Cornett and Mary Bolding Cornett. He was a construction superintendent with Pickens Construction Company in Anderson and the Hubbard Construction in Walhalla. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Temple.

     Survivors include his wife of the home; twin daughters, Janet Burt and Jane Peace, both of Fort Paine, AL and Gail Purdy of Anderson; sons, Wendell Cornett of Chattanooga, TN, Winford Cornett of Dayton, TN; Mike Crawford of Six Mile, SC and Steve Crawford of Wills Point, TX; sisters, Elizabeth Waters, Mary Carver and Eva Denny, all of Jasper, GA; brothers, J. C. Cornett of Ball Ground, GA and Randall Cornett of Hinton, GA. He was also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harpo Cornett.

     The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Sam Duncan. Interment will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, August 21, 2009 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm The family will be at the residence. Flowers are optional or memorials may be made Gethsemane Baptist Temple, P.O. Box 13228, Anderson, SC 29624.



ANDERSON, SC – Lucius Meredith Neese, age 84, passed away early Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born in Hart County on November 12, 1924, he was a son of the late Thomas Charles Neese and Corrie Brown Neese. Mr. Neese retired from the textiles industry and was a member of Sardis Baptist Church in Hartwell, GA, and had formerly attended Midway Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Conwell Neese; children: Sandra Neese Perkins and husband, Jeff of Anderson, SC, Karen Neese Wilson and husband, Cliff of Pawleys Island, SC, John Meredith Neese and wife, Angela of Charlotte, NC, and Tina Stephens and husband, Jason of Anderson, SC; brother, Austin Neese of Anderson; eight grandchildren: Marty Isom, Brad Isom, Laurel Finley, Jeffrey Perkins, Jr., Jacob Perkins, Corey Myers, Jonathan Wilson, Alexandra Hayne; great grandchildren: Britt Isom, Zach Isom, Jake Isom, Kalyn Finley, Savanna Finley, and Cameron Finley.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters: Opal Lewis, Pauline Neese, and Vera Sexton Carter; and brothers: Billy Neese, Furman Neese, John S. Neese, Jack Neese; one infant sister, Sally Neese and one infant brother, Emmett Neese.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 22, 2009, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Reverend Beryl Rosenberger. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 pm until 7:30 pm on Friday, August 21, 2009.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Healing Ministries for the Church, c/o the Reverend Beryl Rosenberger, 905 Moorehead Drive, Anderson, SC 29621.

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



MARCH 14, 1920 – AUGUST 18, 2009

ANDERSON, SC – Helen Sellers Bell, age 89, formerly of Hickory, NC, died on August 18, 2009, at National Health Care of Anderson.

Survivors include her daughters: Ann Rushing and husband, Larry of Anderson, SC, & Donna Herman and husband, Don of Gastonia, NC. She is also survived by grandchildren: Karen Harbin and husband, Jay, Brack Rushing, Julie Taylor and husband, Scott; and four great grandchildren: Nash & Grace Harbin, and Ben & Josh Taylor.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 22, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church of Hickory, NC.

Inurnment will be held at a later date in Durham, NC.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 237 Second Street NW, Hickory, NC, 28601.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting

The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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