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Thursday
Oct192017

Sarah Sutherland Smith

Anderson, SC - Sarah Sutherland Smith, 98, widow of Paul S. Smith, Sr., passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the home of her daughter.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Eloise Whitfield Sutherland. She was employed at McCallum’s Prescription Shop for many years. She was an avid gardener and loved her flowers. Mrs. Smith was a member of Concord Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday school class. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her daughter, Martha Smith Burkhart and husband, Stewart of Anderson; two grandchildren, Ashley Pittman Alvarez of Anderson and Jeoffrey Smith Pittman and wife, Stefanie of Greer; three great grandchildren, Ethan Duncan Pittman, Riley Smith Pittman, and Collin Mason Pittman; and two sisters, Margaret Stanton of Cheraw and Inez Arflin of Anderson.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Paul Solomon Smith, Jr.; five brothers, Wollie, Vollie, Rollie, Tolly, and Edward Sutherland; and five sisters, Lois Adams, Mary Adams, Icie McClain, Elizabeth Sutherland, and Barbara Broadwell. 

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 21, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Randy Blank and Rev. Bill Parnell. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. The family is at the home of Martha and Stewart Burkhart. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kindred Hospice, 1704 East Greenville Street, Suite 1-C, Anderson, SC 29621 or the Haven of Rest, P.O. Box 466, Anderson, SC 29622.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

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Thursday
Oct192017

Betty Bryant Graham

Anderson, SC - Betty Bryant Graham, 68, wife of Michael D. Graham, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Greenwood, she was the daughter of the late Lisbon and Lucille Dutton Bryant. Betty was a retired X-Ray Technician with 33 years service at AnMed Health. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Mike, of the home; son, Kyle Michael Graham and wife, Abby of Laurens; two granddaughters, Ellie and Lyla Graham; two brothers, Joel Bryant of Mauldin and Smiley Bryant of Greenwood; special puppy, Olivia; and a number of special friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Carlton and Franklin Bryant. 

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 20, at Forest Lawn Veterans Mausoleum conducted by Dr. Glenn Taylor and Rev. Stan Cole. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. 

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

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Sunday
Oct082017

John C. Deane, Jr.

Anderson, SC - John Cameron Deane, Jr., husband of Peggy Gardner Deane, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Rainey Hospice House. 

Born September 8, 1929, in Greenville, he was the son of the late John Cameron and Anne Harris Deane. John served four years in the United States Marine Corp and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was a graduate of Greenville High School, Mississippi College and the Herman School of Physical Therapy in Houston, Texas. He began his career as a Physical Therapist at Greenville General Hospital, moving to AnMed Health where he served as Director of Physical Therapy, later serving at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville and retiring from Home Health Care. John was the second longest serving Physical Therapist in the state of South Carolina.  He was active in the State and National Physical Therapy Associations. He was an avid reader and was a member of the Optimist Club International.

Music played a very important role in his life. Beginning at age 6 in the Greenville Rotary Boys’ Choir, John sang in the GAMAC choir, the Boulevard Baptist Church Choir and the Cancer Association of Anderson Choir of Hope and Remembrance. He was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school and served as a Deacon. He was known for his dedication to helping others, often working six days a week and teaching swimming for special needs children. 

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Deane of the home; two daughters, Laura Deane of Townville and Melanie Deane of Dallas, TX; and a nephew, Barry Foy. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Anne Foy.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, at Boulevard Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Johnny F. McKinney. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boulevard Baptist Church Building Fund, 700 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Tuesday
Oct032017

Beverly McGee Wofford

Anderson, SC - Beverly M. Wofford, age 90, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017, after a brief illness. Beverly was born in Starr, South Carolina, the daughter of Elias Thomas McGee, Sr. and Helen Wiles McGee. A long time resident of Anderson, Beverly also lived at Edisto Beach for many years, prior to moving back to Anderson to be closer to her family.

Beverly is preceded in death by husband Benjamin Rice Wofford, Sr. of 47 years. She is survived by her brother Elias Thomas McGee, Jr. (Brenda) of Louisa, Kentucky; her children, Camille Solley (Steve) of Huntsville, Alabama, Martha Long of Clayton, North Carolina, Benjamin Rice Wofford, Jr. (Linda) of Seneca, South Carolina, and David McGee Wofford (Donna) of Anderson, South Carolina. She is also survived by grandchildren, Beverly Landsburg (Eliot), Jack Long, John Long (Ashley), Benjamin Wofford, Anna Wofford, Krystin Ball (Chandler), Victoria Wofford and Kennedy Wofford; two great-grandchildren, Wofford Ball and Weston Ball, and numerous cousins and friends. Beverly was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 

Beverly attended Converse College and graduated from Lander University in 1948. Loving music and the arts, Beverly sang in the church choir, enjoyed needlework, especially counted cross stitch, and volunteering with church activities. While living at Edisto Beach, she enjoyed fishing, crabbing and playing bridge. As a devoted life – long member of the Presbyterian Church, she enjoyed women’s Bible groups and helping with mission programs to serve those in need. She also enjoyed sending notes and cards to people to keep in touch with church friends and loved ones. Also, Beverly was a dyed in the wool Clemson fan and enjoyed watching all the Clemson games on television.

You may visit with the family on Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Sullivan-King Mortuary at 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson, SC. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 5, at Midway Presbyterian Church conducted by Dr. John McCallum. 

Memorials may be made to Midway Presbyterian Church, 3238 Midway Road, Anderson, South Carolina 29621. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Wednesday
Sep272017

Dorothy Harris Kilgore

Anderson, SC - Dorothy Mae Harris Kilgore, 92, of 208 Dandelion Trail, widow of Paul Kilgore, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Greenville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Joe Harris, Sr. and Mary McCall Harris. Mrs. Kilgore was retired from Mount Vernon Mills and was a member of Wren Church of God.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Adams and husband, Jimmy of Anderson; grandson, Nick Adams and wife, Michele; two great-granddaughters, Anna Beth and Brooklyn Adams, all of Boston, MA; and a brother, Joe Harris, Jr. of Anderson. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Shaun Adams; brother, Claude Harris; and two sisters-in-law, Ann and Ruth Harris. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. James Patterson and Rev. Scott Vaughn. Burial will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. The family is at the residence.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Wednesday
Sep272017

Bertha Kelly “Bert” Gales

Anderson, SC - Bertha Ellenburg Kelly Gales, 87, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017. 

Born in Easley, SC, she was the daughter of the late Roy D. Ellenburg and Zelle Ellenburg Pepper. She was a graduate of Girls High School, Lander University and received her Masters Degree in Education from Clemson University. She was a retired Guidance Counselor at Westside High School. Mrs. Gales was a Charter Member of Boulevard Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, served on various church committees, member of Adult Choir and Handbell Choir and was a Deacon. During retirement years, she volunteered at Anderson Interfaith Ministries, Meals on Wheels, one of volunteers to bake birthday cakes for Hospice residents, and was a Board Member of Anderson County Mental Health Association. 

Survivors include sons, Thomas E. Kelly of Atlanta, GA, Keenan D. Kelly and wife, Beth of Abbeville, and John T. Kelly of Anderson; daughter, Susan Kelly Foust and husband, Michael “Butch” Foust of Athens, GA; grandsons, Joshua and Brett Kelly of Abbeville; granddaughters, Lindy and Laura Foust of Athens, GA; stepson, Stephen Gales and wife, Arleane of Starr; step-granddaughters, Stephanie G. DeResseau of Hutto, TX, and Erin Gales Selvage of Belle Chasse, LA; and three sisters, Mary E. Oakley of Greenville, Polly E. Evans of St. Petersburg, FL, and Lorene E. Monroe of Orlando, FL.

She was twice married, first to the late Thomas E. Kelly, Sr. and second to the late Everett E. Gales. 

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, at Boulevard Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Jack Couch. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Anderson Oconee Pickens mental health center Daybreak Program, 200 McGee Road, Anderson, SC 29625.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Wednesday
Sep272017

Benny J. Smith

Anderson, SC - Benny Joel Smith, 67, husband of the late Florence Willoughby Smith, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017, at his residence.

Born in Anderson County, he was the son of Katherine Fields Smith of Anderson and the late Joel B. Smith, Jr. He was a graduate of McDuffie High School and was retired from the SC Department of Transportation. He was of the Baptist faith. 

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Brooke Turnage and husband, Terry of Anderson; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; and two sisters, Delores Burdette and husband, Johnny of Anderson and Cookie Smith and husband, Tony of Belton.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 28, at Forest Lawn Mausoleum Chapel conducted by Rev. Sam Duncan. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. The family is at the residence, 111 Elm Avenue, Anderson.

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

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Saturday
Sep232017

Jayne S. Burchette

Anderson – Jayne Scilley Burchette, 88, of Northridge Drive, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at her residence. 

Born August 9, 1929 in Denver, CO, she was the daughter of the late James Scilley and Mary Louise Parker Scilley Brown. Jayne was employed by St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, FL as a RN and member of Lake Osborne Presbyterian Church in Lake Worth, FL. After moving to Anderson, she was a member of New Covenant Presbyterian Church. She also sat on the Board of Directors for both the Mental Health and NAMI Boards. 

Surviving are her husband, Herbert Burchette of the home; children, Suzanne Alexandria Bingham of Jupiter, FL, William Lee Burchette and Pastor Mark Haydon Burchette and Amy Kirk Cavender all of Anderson; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held 10am Saturday, September 30 at New Covenant Presbyterian Church with Pastor David Roundtree officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 301 Simpson Road, Anderson, SC 29621. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary www.sullivanking.com

Saturday
Sep232017

Denny Clark

Anderson, SC - William Denver Clark, Sr., 73, husband of Emily Wells Clark, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late James Guy Clark, Sr. and Ruby Higginbotham Clark Johnson. He was retired from Pendleton High School and was an active member of LaFrance First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. Denny was an avid Golfer and had a heart for helping people. 

Survivors include his wife, Emily of the home; two sons, William Denver “Dee” Clark, Jr. of Pendleton and Jon Heath Clark of Anderson; four grandchildren, Logan, Bailey, Kenley, and Nolan Clark; two sisters, Gloria Smith of Williamston and Carolyn Owens of Anderson; and a brother, Bobby Clark of Anderson. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Spencer Eugene Clark and a brother, Jim Clark.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Ken Wright and Rev. Scott Allmon. Burial will follow in Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 until 6 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. The family is at the residence. 

Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 East Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Thursday
Sep212017

Larry Chamblee

Anderson, SC - Lawrence Clifton Chamblee, Jr., 80, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Lawrence Clifton and Mary McClure Chamblee. He was a graduate of Clemson University and served in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Larry was owner and operator of L.C. Chamblee & Son, Inc. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and was a member of the Kiwanis Club and First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and was a member of the Sojourners Sunday school class. 

Survivors include his daughter, Catherine C. Stathakis and husband, John Pete; his son, Lawrence C. “Cliff” Chamblee III and wife, Leise, all of Anderson; three grandchildren, P.J. Stathakis, Nikki Ann Stathakis, and Christopher Hayden Chamblee; and two step-grandchildren, Nick Hawkins and Taylor Geslison.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Ledbetter Chamblee and a sister, Mary Ann Gilmer.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 24, at First Baptist Church of Anderson conducted by Dr. James R. Thomason. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. The family is at the home of Alexandria Stathakis, 72 Oleander Drive, Anderson. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 307 South Manning Street, Anderson, SC 29624; Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 East Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621; or Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622. 

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com

Monday
Aug282017

Jackie Poore

Anderson- Jackie Ray Poore, 72, of 302 Winfield Drive, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, at his residence.

Born April 12, 1945 in Anderson, he was the son of the late Fred Poore and the late Beatrice Simmons Poore Redd. He was the retired co-owner of Anderson Sheet Metal and was an active member of Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church. Jackie was inducted in the Anderson Recreation Department Hall of Fame in 2013. He was involved in the Rec programs since 1954 as a player, coach, and official.  He participated in baseball, basketball, softball, flag football, volleyball, and swimming throughout the years. In 1954, he played his first official baseball game on what is Brown Field #2.  In 2012, on the very same field, he coached his last baseball game with four grandsons on the team. Jackie’s greatest enjoyment in life was his grandkids.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Johnson Poore of the home, son, Jackie Poore, Jr., daughters, Jennifer Poore, Julie Poore, Ginger Poore Cash (Jason), and Candice Poore,  grandchildren, Tanner Poore, Ashlee Gilreath, Abby Gilreath, Sawyer Davis, Dawson Hayes, Micah Cash, Jackson Hayes, Brylee Hayes and Allie Cash, sister, Glinda Poore and a number of nieces and nephews and family members. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Douglas “Bo” Poore.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday at Varennes Heights Baptist Church with Revs. Kempie Shepard and Weldon Sellers officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family is at the residence. Honorary Escorts will be his Misfits teammates and members of other association ball teams. 

 Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to Marshall Memorial UMC, 135 Riley St., Anderson, SC 29624 or The City of Anderson Recreation Department, c/o Jackie Poore Memorial Fund, 1107 North Murray Ave., Anderson, SC, 29625.  

Sullivan-King Mortuary, www.sullivanking.com

Friday
Aug252017

Ira P. “Buck” Bolt, Jr.

Anderson, SC - Ira P. Bolt, Jr., 92, husband of the late Lucia Elizabeth King Bolt, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at his residence.

Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Ira P. and Neta McClure Bolt. Buck attended Boys High School and Clemson University. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Radioman 2/C in the American and European Theatres. He was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation with the Bronze Star. He was a former member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Buck had an illustrious career with Federal Highway Administration for 30 years, retiring as a resident engineer on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Buck was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for a number of years. He was a member and past president of the Anderson Lions Club where he was a Melvin Jones Award Recipient and was also a member of Hiram Lodge #68 A.F.M., where he was a Life Master Mason and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of Midway Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon, Elder and church treasurer over the years. 

Survivors include one son, Ira Steven “Steve” Bolt of Anderson; one daughter, Luanne Bolt Thayer of Greenville; two grandchildren, Jason Thayer and Lindsey Thayer; one great grandchild, Christian Thayer. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Katherine Goode, Frances McLeod, Winona Kerchmar, Florence Thompson, and Bettie Parnell; and a brother, Wilson Bolt.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 26, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Dr. James M. Rice. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Family members are at their respective homes. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

www.sullivanking.com