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Mrs. Sallie Dickert

On January 21, 1949, Mrs. Sallie Dickert was called to her heavenly home. She was seventy-eight years old and very active until the end, and attended Sunday School and church on January 16.

She was a charter member of Eau Claire Baptist Church and was a faithful member of the T. E. L. Class and Missionary Society. She loved her church and was always interested in all phases of the work.

She was the widow if the late N. C. Dickert, and is survived by one son and one grandson, also two nieces who lived in her home for many years and whom she loved as her daughters.

She is missed very much by her friends and loved ones

 

Mrs. W. E. Aiken

 

 

In Lexington Fork

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Death of Mr. J. W. B. Lever, a Good Citizen, Dangerous Highways

Special to The State

White Rock, Feb 10- Yesterday Mr. J. W. B. Lever died near Peak. He lacked only a little being 82 years old. During his lifetime he had accumulated quite a competency, and was liberal—altogether one of our very best and most substantial citizens. He is to be buried tomorrow in the cemetery of Capers’ Chapel church, a church erected almost entirely by him as a memorial to his son Capers, who died quite a while ago.

The Rev. B.C. Ballentine, pastor of the Bethel pastorate was taken completely by surprise the other day. His members of Mr. Hermon Evangelical Lutheran church, Peak, shipped to his address a handsome roll top office desk of solid oak.

Our roads are in desperate condition. One of our mill men at Chapin recently had to dig one of his mules out of a place in the road with shovel and pick.

There has been an epidemic of grippe in this community. Some of our schools had to suspend.

If signs count, people will use commercial fertilizers heavily during the present year.

(J. W. B. Lever died in 1903)

J. E. Calhoun Shealy

J. E. Calhoun Shealy, 77, farmer of Lexington County, died at his home in Chapin at 2 o’clock yesterday after a long illness.

Mr. Shealy was a prominent farmer and was highly regarded in his community, where he had lived his entire life. He was a man of splendid Christian character, and had long been a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran church in the Piney Woods section near Chapin.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eurilla Lindler Shealy; three sons, Ernest Shealy, Yoder Shealy, and Heber Shealy, all of Chapin; and two daughters, Mrs. Hamp Rauch and Mrs. Della Rauch, both of Chapin.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon at St. Peter’s Lutheran church near Chapin, conducted by the Rev. D. L. Miller. Interment will be in the churchyard.

 

Willie G. Fuller Dies; Funeral Plans Incomplete

Willie G. Fuller, 93, retired farmer, of 302 Oliver Street, West Columbia, died suddenly at 5:10 yesterday afternoon at his home.

Mr. Fuller was a member of Capers’ Chapel Methodist Church in the Dutch Fork section.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. W. E. Meetze of West Columbia, Mrs. R. G. Hedgepath of Columbia, Mrs. L. J. Watson of Charlotte, N. C., W. L Fuller of Strother, C. O. Fuller of Monticello, G. B. Fuller of Newberry, and E. G. Fuller of California; 43 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at Thompson Funeral Home.

(This article left out the name of 4th daughter, Berdell Fuller of Little Mountain)

 

Mrs. W. G. Fuller

(July 7, 1929)

Mrs. George Ann Elizabeth Fuller, 62, wife of W. G. Fuller, died at 5 o’clock yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Meetze of 83 Oliver Street, New Brookland, after and illness of long duration.

She was a member of Capers’ Chapel Methodist church near Peak, where she formerly lived. For the last six weeks she had been in Columbia for medical treatment and for the last two weeks of that time she had been staying with her daughter in New Brookland. Before marriage she was Miss George Ann Elizabeth Amick of Peak. Her many friends regret to learn of her death.

Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. W. E. Meetze of New Brookland, Mrs. R. C. Hedgepath of Columbia, Mrs. L. J. Watson of Oxford, N. C., and Miss Berdell Fuller of Peak, six sons, H. C. Fuller of Strother, W. L. Fuller of Dawkins, G. B. Fuller of Newberry, Carl R. Fuller of Charlotte, Clarence Fuller, and Glenn Fuller of Peak; one sister, Mrs. George H. Meetze of Peak; two brothers, T. W. Amick of Peak, and J. H. Amick of Spartanburg; also by 25 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock this afternoon at her residence near Peak, conducted by the Rex. E. Z. Pence, pastor Mt. Tabor Lutheran church, assisted by the Rec. Mr. Weeks, pastor of Chapin Methodist church. Interment will take place in the family burial ground.

The pallbearers will be’ James E. Eargle, Y. L. Addy, B. Y. Summers, Levi Stuck, Evans Eargle and Sinerand Summers.

   

P. W. Stribble,

87, of Newberry

 

Newberry (Special)- Paul W. Stribble, 87, of Newberry, died suddenly Monday morning while walking in the Mollohon Community on Glenn Street.

Mr. Stribble was born on ship near New York, en route from Germany to the United States, a son of Paul and Rosanna Stribble. He had spent most of his life in Newberry and was a retired machinist, formerly employed by the Newberry Mills and Mollohon pland of Kendall Mills. He was a member of Epting Memorial Church. He was twice married; first to the former Miss Louvenia Bundrick, who died in 1926, and second to Mrs. Emma Koon Miller Stribble.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, W. S. Stribble of Woodruff and A. B. Stribble of Newberry, six daughters, Mrs. Berley Fuller, Mrs. E, G, Smith, Mrs. Jimmy Pruitt, and Mrs. H. B. Rayfield, all of Newberry, Mrs. Edward Longshore of Kinards, and Mrs. Sheppard Whitner of Union; two stepsons, Carl Miller of Little Mountain and Frank Miller of Newberry; one brother, George Stribble of Newberry; 23 grandchildren, and 28 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from Epting Memorial Methodist Church by the Rev. Brice. B. Blakeney and rec. Joseph E. Walker. Interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

(January 11, 1960)

 

William H. Long Rites Are Held

William C. (typo) Long, 84, died Thursday afternoon at his residence in the O’Neal section of Newberry county after a short illness.

Born and reared in Newberry County, he was the son of the late W.H. and Sallie (Sarah) Dickert Long. He was a lifelong member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as superintendent of the Sunday school for over 40 years. He was a prominent farmer of the county.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from Bethel Baptist Church bu his pastor, the Rev. Alvin F. Boone, assisted by the Rev. J.W. Spillers of Clinton. Interment was in the church cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida Baker Long; eight children, Mrs. L.L. Bowers, Mrs. Clarence Counts, Hance I. Long, and Curtis D. Long all of Prosperity; Mrs. Ronald Amick of Clinton, Mrs., George W. Boland of Newberry, Mrs. Carrie Williamson of Washington, D.C., and Furman B. Long of Columbia; one brother, B.L. Long of Prosperity; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Nephews served as pallbearers and granddaughters and nieces served as flower attendants.

McSwain Funeral Home in charge.

 

Mrs. W. H. Long Dies Wednesday; Rites Friday

Mrs. Ida Baker Long, 85, widow of the late Willie H. Long, of Route One, Prosperity, died Wednesday afternoon at the Mills Clinic in Prosperity. She had been in ill health for the past year.

Mrs. Long was born and reared in Newberry Count, a daughter of the late John Ada and Mrs. Emma Connelly Baker. She had spent most of her life in the Bethel Section of Newberry County, where she was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, and was former Sunday school teacher, former church organist. She was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society. Her husband died in 1949.

She is survived by three sons, Curtis D. Long and Hance I. Long, both of Prosperity, and Furman B. Long of Rock Hill; five daughters, Mrs. Ruth Bowers and Mrs. Nell Counts, both of Prosperity, Mrs. Carrie Williamson of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Grace Amick of Clinton and Mrs. Nan Boland of Newberry; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church by Rev. Carroll J. Calvert. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.

The body will remain at McSwain Funeral Home in Newberry and will be carried to the residence Thursday afternoon.

McSwain Funeral Home is in charge.

(1962)

 

Fuller Services

BLAIR- Funeral services for Henry Cleveland Fuller will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Monticello Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Joseph W. Alley. Interment will be in the Free Cemetery at Monticello.

Mr. Fuller, 76, of Blair, died Wednesday night in a nursing home in Columbia.

He was a member of Monticello Methodist Church and was a former foreman at Palmetto Quarries in Columbia.

The son of the late W. G. Fuller and George Ann Amick Fuller, Mr. Fuller is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fannie DeHihns Fuller; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Meetze, West Columbia, Mrs. Blanche Watson, Charlotte, and Miss Berdell Fuller of Newberry; four brothers, W. L. Fuller of Blair, Clarence Fuller of Monticello, Carl Fuller of Charlotte, and Glenn Fuller of California.

The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.

The family will be at the home of Mrs. P. J. Doolittle, 858 Charleston Highway, West Columbia. Friends may also call at Thompson Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Lewis L. Fuller, Herman R. Fuller, Claude M. Fuller. J. W. Fuller, T. A. Lass and B. B. Martin.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Robinson, Ross Robinson, Herbert McGill, Albert McMeekin, Charles Burley, and Charley Goodlett

 

Miss Berdell Fuller

 

NEWBERRY- Miss Berdell S. Fuller, 78, died Friday at Newberry County Memorial hospital.

Born in Richland County, she was the daughter of the late W.G. and George Ann Amick Fuller.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Blanche Watson of Charlotte, N.C., a brother, Glenn Fuller of Mineral, Calif., an several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Capers’ Chapel United Methodist Church, with burial in Newberry Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests that those who wish may make contributions to the Capers’ Chapel United Methodist Church.

McSwain Funeral Home is in charge.

(1980)

 

 

FUNERAL TODAY MRS. DERRICK

Rites at St. Thomas’ Church for Mother of University Faculty Member

Special to The State

Lexington- Feb. 23- Funeral services for Mrs. Aquilla Derrick, 73, mother of Dr. S.M. Derrick of the University of South Carolina, will be held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at St. Thomas’ Lutheran church. The Rev. J.D. Wessinger will conduct the rites and interment will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Derrick died suddenly near Chapin yesterday afternoon.

In addition to Dr. Derrick she is survived by he following daughters and sons; Mrs. H. Julian Shealy, Chapin; Mrs. P.H. Derrick and Mrs. P.F. Shealy of Lexington; E.B. Derrick and G.A.Derrick of Chapin; the Rev. J.P. Derrick, Woodstock, Va.; R.A. Derrick, Veteran’s Hospital, Columbia. One daughter, Mrs. E.M. Stoudemire died about three years ago.

Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be member of her church’s council.

(1935)

 

Mrs. P. W. Fuller

Mrs. P. W. Fuller, wife of P. W. Fuller, died in Col’a So. Ca. June 14, 1873. The writer knew her not.

 

Mrs. Emma Baker

Special to the Observer

 Prosperity, Jan 26—Mrs. Emma Baker, wife of J. A. Baker, died Wednesday afternoon at her home in the Bethel community. Funeral services will be held at Bethel Baptist church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

  Mrs. Baker was 79 years of age. She had been in declining health for a number of years. She suffered a heart attack three days prior to her death from which she never rallied. She was an estimable woman and her death had caused much sorrow. She was a loyal member of Bethel Baptist church.

  Surviving Mrs. Baker are her husband and the following children: Mrs. W. H. Long, J. Lawson Baker, and Jeff Baker. A large number of grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

 

Young Berris Baker

The Greenwood Index-Journal carries the following notice of the death and funeral of Young B. Baker, who died in the city after a long illness. Mr. Baker was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ada Baker of Prosperity where he spent his young days.

  Young Berris Baker, popular manager of the Southeastern Express company here, died at the Greenwood hospital yesterday evening at 6 o’clock after a long illness. He had been a sufferer from diabetes for some time and influenza developed several days ago.

  The funeral services will be conducted at the home on Washington Street tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock by Rev. Richard E. Hardaway; pastor of South Main Street Baptist Church and interment will follow at 12 o’clock in Bethel church cemetery in Prosperity.

  Mr Baker was 34 year of age and a native of Newberry County. He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Florrie Creech, on Barnwell, and four small children, Sarah May, Ralph, Vivian, and Vorris. his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Baker, on sister, Mrs. W. H. Long and two brothers, Lawson Baker and Jeff Baker, all of Prosperity.

Mr Baker had been manager of the express company here for six years and had many friends who are grieved over his passing and who sympathize with his bereaved family. He was a consistent member of South Main Street Baptist church.
  The following will serve as pallbearers at the services tomorrow morning: J. R. Whatley, Joel F. Dowling, J. S. Burnett, Earnest Compton, W. P. Corley, C. L. Harper, and J. R. Devlin.

 

In Memory of Miss Leila Baker

  Leila, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J. A. Baker, was born in Newberry county about 17 years ago. When about 14 years old she joined the Bethel Baptist church and made a public profession of Christ. She left 3 brothers and one sister and a devoted father and mother to mourn her departure, and with such pleasant surroundings, her life bid fair to the short but happy, but just when prospects’ were most flattered, God sent his messenger- death- and called her to her upper and better home.

  She was a loving daughter and sister and by her honesty, faithfulness, and piety, she soon won for herself and enviable reputation. Her life was adorned by many traits that go to make up a true and faithful girl.

  Dear Leila was an affectionate girl, to my mind she was one of our noblest young ladies.

  Just three weeks before, her dear little sister Carrie was laid to rest, and it is heart breaking to think how she requested her dear father to put her away with much care and to see that everything was ‘to its place’. May a kind father and mother sustain.

  It is so har to think during her illnesss how she begged so tenderly for just one ‘crumb of bread’ as her disease would not allow a strong diet.

 

She has there one precious sister,

Who went on a while before

And with Carried and her dear ones,

She awaits us on that shore.

 

Will the others God has given,

Be as true as these have been,

If so all will surely enter,

And united be again.

 

Yet we hope again to meet them,

When the day of life is fled,

And in heaven with joy to greet them,

Where no more farewell tears are shed.

 

When we asunder part,

It gives us inward pain,

But we will still be pained in heart,

And hope to meet again.

 

By her Best Friend and Mate,

                                                Lula Morris

 

 

 
J. W. B. Long

  It has become our painful duty to write the obituary of our beloved brother, J.W.B. Long. He departed this life on the 20th of March 1860, at the residence of his uncle, in Newberry District, S.C. His age was 17 years, 5 months, and 10 days. He was baptized into the fellowship of Bethel Baptist Church, in Newberry, District, by Eld. A.W. Asbill, on the 30th of July 1857. His disease was typhoid pneumonia; it lasted 17 days. He said several times during his sickness he was Going to leave all and go to heaven. He appeared to be sensible that death was fast approaching. What a triumph of faith and grace did that deathbed scene present. A few hours before he expired, he called his afflicted and affectionate mother and grand-mother to his bedside, and exhorted one and all to take warning, earnestly entreating all impenitent friends around him to come to Christ, and prepare for death and the solemnities of eternity without delay, urging them to meet him in heaven. With a faith that wavered not, and with a countenance calm and composed, he gently breathed his last, without a groan or struggle.

"He sleeps in Jesus blessed sleep, from which none ever wake to weep."

 May we all heed the warning coming thus from dying lips, and never forget his last words of entreaty, that we, too, may die the death of the righteous.

He is gone in his beauty

In silence to rest,

Like snow-drops are folded,

His hand son his breast.

He likes like a statue,

Of some Grecian art,

With cheeks that are pallid,

And a cold hush'd heart.

A smile is still resting

Upon his sweet face,

As if angels had touched it

With holier grace.

                   D.R. King

Saluda Mills, S.C., March 24

 

Mrs. Caroline Bundrick

Special to The State

Chapin, Nov. 21—Mrs. Caroline Bundrick died early yesterday morning at the home of her son, William A. Bundrick, near Peak. Mrs. Bundrick had reached the age of 91 years. She is survived by two children, Mrs. Polly Ann Griffith of Jacobs and William A. Bundrick of Peak. She was a member of Caper’s Chapel Methodist church; at which place her remains were laid to rest yesterday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. J. J. Long of  Little Mountain pastorate.

 

Belton R. Long

Special to The State

Prosperity, April 8—Belton R. Long died Wednesday at the home in the Bethel section and was buried Thursday afternoon at Bethel Baptist churchyard, of which church he was a consistent member. He was 61 years of age. Mr. Long was a prosperous planter. He is survived by his wife, six children, two sisters, Mrs. T. M. Mills of Prosperity and Mrs. John Cameron of Newberry, and two brothers, W.H. Long and B.L. Long of Prosperity.

1921

 

Blanche Fuller Watson

Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - January 13, 1995

Deceased Name: Mrs. Blanche Fuller Watson

95, of 528 McDonald Ave. died Jan. 12, 1995, at Presbyterian Hospital. Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday at Hankins & Whittington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sharon Memorial Park. Visitation is 7 to 8:30 tonight.

Mrs. Watson, a native of Peak, S.C., retired in 1969 as a Belk store salesclerk after 18 years. She was a charter member and oldest member of Dilworth Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Lydia Sunday school class.

Survivors are her daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker of Chattanooga, Ms. Margaret Watson; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Dilworth Baptist Church, 825 McDonald Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203.

Copyright (c) 1995 The Charlotte Observer

 

Christine Havird Long

State, The (Columbia, SC) - November 12, 2003

Deceased Name: Christine Long

PROSPERITY - Christine Havird Long, 86, of Prosperity, wife of Hance I. Long, died Monday, November 10, 2003, in Newberry Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Long was born on May 21, 1917, in Saluda County, a daughter of the late E.A. and Effie Quattlebaum Havird. She was a retired employee of Damon International. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where she prepared communion for the church for more than 50 years. She was the secretary for the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class and of the WMU. Mrs. Long is survived by her husband and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, Ethel A. Havird, Lucille H. Werts, Eva Mae McDowell, and Cora H. Gregory, and six brothers, Wilbur Havird, Jasper Havird, Garish Havird, J.L. Havird, Otis Havird, and Eugene Havird. Funeral services for Christine H. Long will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. W. Lynn Peters. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. <BR>

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Parking Lot Fund, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Messages to the family may be sent via email to notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com.

Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College Street, Newberry, is assisting the family.

Copyright (c) 2003 The State

 

George Bundrick

State, The (Columbia, SC) - August 18, 2004

Deceased Name: George Bundrick

LITTLE MOUNTAIN - Services and burial for George R. "Static" Bundrick, 85, WWII vet, 3 p.m. today: Bethel Baptist Church. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, is in charge. Born in Lexington to Bunyan and Maude Bundrick, he died Aug. 16, 2004. Surviving: wife, Hula Rowe Bundrick; children, Linda Richardson, Brenda Griffin, Sonny, Bunyan Bundrick; sisters, Catherine Frick, Rosabelle Chapman

Copyright (c) 2004 The State

 

Matthew Gerald Meetze

State, The (Columbia, SC) - October 28, 2000

Deceased Name: M. Gerald Meetze

WEST COLUMBIA - Funeral services for M. Gerald Meetze, 83, of West Columbia, will be held at 2:30 p.m Sunday at Grace Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Bob Kelley, with burial in Celestial Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Senior Saints Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends 7-9 this evening at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church Building Fund.

Mr. Meetze died Friday, October 27, 2000. Born in West Columbia, he was the son of the late Walter Edward and Mary Fuller Meetze. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church where he was a member of the Senior Saints Sunday School Class. He retired from Mt. Vernon Mills.

Surviving are his wife, Drusilla S. Meetze of West Columbia; daughter, Dian Taylor of West Columbia; son, David E. Meetze of Lexington. He was predeceased by sons, Matthew Gerald Meetze Jr. and Michael Preston Meetze.

Copyright (c) 2000 The State

 

Grace Amick

Greenville News, The (SC) - December 10, 1999

Deceased Name: Grace Long Amick Prosperity Grace Long Amick, 87, widow of Ronald B. Amick, formerly of Counts Road, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

Born in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late W.H. and Ida Baker Long. Retired: Whitten Center. Member: Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors: a sister, Nell L. Counts of Prosperity and a brother, Hance I. Long of Prosperity.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial: Church cemetery.

Copyright (c) The Greenville News. All rights reserved. Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Co., Inc. by News Bank, inc.

 

Jimmi Stribble Pruitt 

Greenville News, The (SC) - February 9, 2001

Deceased Name: Jimmie Stribble Pruitt

Newberry Jimmie Stribble Pruitt, 92, of 1227 Glenn St., died Feb. 8, 2001, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Retired: Kendall Co., Mollohon Plant. Member: First Baptist Church.

Survivors: A daughter, Joyce P. Fraser of Anderson a son, Jimmy Ray of Newberry sisters, Marie Longshore of Kinards, and Ruth Whitener of Union four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Whitaker Funeral Home. Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Interment: Newberry Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: First Baptist Church, 1020 Boundary St., Newberry, SC 29108.

 

Ada Ruth Addy

State, The (Columbia, SC) - August 21, 2001

Deceased Name: Ada Addy

IRMO - Service for Ada Ruth Shealy Addy, 87, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Irmo, with burial in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be James C. Goodlett, Craig Addy, H.B. Eleazer, Henry Duvall, Francis Shealy, James L. Hornsby and Wayne Stuck. Visitation will be 6-8 this evening at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Memorials may be made to the church building fund.

Mrs. Addy died Monday, August 20, 2001. Born in Chapin, she was a daughter of the late Henry Julian and Mary Ella Derrick Shealy. A homemaker and devoted mother, she stayed at home with her children until they were grown and then went to work for Lexington School District 5. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, member of Lutheran Church Women and choir member for over 30 years.

Surviving are her husband, J. Milton Addy; daughter and son-in-law, Frieda and Edward Johnson of Irmo; daughter, Lynda R. Addy if Irmo; daughter-in-law, Kaye H. Addy of Irmo; grandchildren, Barry Johnson and his wife, Allison, and Rick H. Addy; and great-grandson, Drew N. Johnson. She was predeceased by son, Richard M. Addy, brothers, Waldo Shealy, Roy Shealy and Vernon Shealy; and sister, Mary Long.

Copyright (c) 2001 The State

Marvin A. Hedgepath

State, The (Columbia, SC) - October 6, 2001

Deceased Name: Marvin Hedgepath

LEXINGTON - Services for Marvin A. Hedgepath, 83, of Lexington, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 8, at Lexington United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Dickie Knight and Rev. Miyoung Paik, with burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Hospice or Lexington United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 4-6 Sunday at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. <BR>

Mr. Hedgepath died October 5, 2001 at Morningside Assisted Living. Born in Bethune, he was a son of the late R.C. and Lillie Belle Fuller Hedgepath. He was a member of Lexington United Methodist Church and a lifetime local resident.

Mr. Hedgepath served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was employed for many years in the family business, Lever's Barbecue, and later worked as a civilian employee at Fort Jackson, from which he retired in 1981.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Evelyn Lever Hedgepath; daughter, Marilyn H. Young of Charlotte; son Dr. Larry Hedgepath of Leesville; sisters, Jean Livingston of West Columbia, Doris Myfelt of Blackstock, Mildred Monts of Greenville; grandchildren, Phil and Steve Styron of Columbia, Lesley Styron Ferner of Colorado Springs, Dr. Andy Hedgepath of Charleston, Kristin H. Gilchrist of Palo Alto, Calif.; step-granddaughter, Cindy Y. Bloomingdale; five great grandchildren.

Copyright (c) 2001 The State

 

Milton Addy

State, The (Columbia, SC) - December 27, 2003

Deceased Name: Milton Addy

IRMO- Service for J. Milton Addy, 91, will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be James C. Goodlett, H.B. Eleazer, Craig Addy, James L. Hornsby, Wayne Stuck and Jimmy Snyder. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church building fund. Visitation will be Saturday 4-6 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel.

Mr. Addy, husband of the late Ada Ruth Addy, died Thursday, December 25, 2003. Born in Irmo, he was a son of the late James Ernest Addy and Elmer Eleazer Addy. Retired form the City of Columbia Water Plant, he was a member of Woodman of the World and lifetime member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he was active in Lutheran Church Men.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Frieda and Edward Johnson of Columbia and daughter, Lynda Addy of Irmo; daughter-in-law, Kaye H. Addy of Irmo; sisters, Belva Hornsby and Katie S tuck; brother, Ernest E. Addy; grandchildren, Rick Addy and Barry Johnson and his wife, Allison; loving great-grandson, Drew Johnson. He was predeceased by son, Richard M. Addy, sister, Lorene Goodlett, and brother, Julian Addy.

Copyright (c) 2003 The State

 

Nell Long Counts

Greenville News, The (SC) - April 6, 2000

Deceased Name: Nell Long Counts

Prosperity Nell Long Counts, 83, widow of Clarence B. Counts, of 1453 Counts Road, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000.

Survivors: sons, Wayne B. Counts of Americus, Ga., Jimmy R., Gene L., and Von L. Counts, all of Prosperity a daughter, Rachel Counts of Prosperity a brother, Hance Long of Prosperity five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Predeceased: parents, W.H. and Ida Baker Long and eight brothers and sisters.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Service: 3 p.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial: Church cemetery.

Memorials: Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Copyright (c) The Greenville News. All rights reserved. Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Co., Inc. by News Bank, inc

 

 

Nelly Kate Fuller Sharpe

State, The (Columbia, SC) - July 2, 2003

Deceased Name: Nellie Sharpe

CAYCE - Services for Nellie Doolittle Sharpe, 85, of Cayce, will be held on Thursday, 12 noon, July 3, 2003 at West Side Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. John McKeown, with burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 2, 2003, from 6-8 pm at Thompson Funeral Home of West <B>Columbia</B>. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Side Baptist Senior Citizens Bus or Building Fund, or to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Mrs. Sharpe, widow of Pattie Jeru Doolittle and W.A. Sharpe, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003. Born in Fairfield County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Lee and Lottie DeHine Fuller. Mrs. Sharpe was a member of West Side Baptist Church and retired from Lonestar Industries. She was active in the Mountain Movers Senior Group, Margaret Holloman Sunday School Class, and the Auxiliary American Legion Congaree Post 90. <

Surviving are her daughter, Frances Doolittle Dantzler of Gilbert; sons and daughter-in-law, Sherwood Doolittle of West Columbia, Pat and Ruby Doolittle of Ridgeway; sisters, Louise Joles of Louisville, Kentucky, Dorothy Bazemore of Red Bank; brothers, Robert Fuller of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Herman Fuller of Columbia, Claude "Ham" Fuller of West Columbia, James Fuller of Billings, Montana; six grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. Mrs. Sharpe was preceded in death by four brothers, George Francis Fuller, J.W. "Doug" Fuller, Thomas Fuller, and Louis Fuller.

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Ola Cline Fuller

Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - February 23, 1997

Deceased Name: Mrs. Ola Christine Cline Fuller

81, of 2237 Cardinal Loop, formerly of 2719 Royston Rd., Charlotte, died February 21, 1997 at her residence.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Evergreen City Cemetery, Central Avenue, Charlotte, with Rev. Bill Pruitt officiating. Visitation is 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at McEwen, Charlotte Chapel.

Mrs. Fuller was born May 14, 1915 in Charlotte, daughter of the late Junius Lester and Bessie Watts Cline. She was a member of Dilworth Baptist Church and was co-owner of Fullers Sundries of Charlotte before retiring.

Surviving are her daughter, Judy Suddreth and son-in-law, Steven, of Stanley; sons, Carl Fuller, Jr. and James Fuller, both of Charlotte; and sisters, Mamie Hinnant of Huntersville and Julia Edwards of Charlotte.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Fuller, Sr,

Memorials may be made to Dilworth Baptist Church

825 McDonald Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203.

McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte Chapel, is serving the family of Mrs. Fuller.

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Ruby Bundrick Pitts

Greenville News, The (SC) - October 19, 2003

Deceased Name: Ruby Bundrick Pitts

Silverstreet Ruby Bundrick Pitts, 88, of 4899 Island Ford Road, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at her residence.

Born in Chapin, she was a daughter of the late Jessie Sullivan and Vinnie Ophelia Amick Bundrick. She was a homemaker and member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

She served on several committees, and was a present member of the UMW. She was a life-long member of the choir as long as her health permitted.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, John L. Pitts sons and daughters-in-law, Charles M. Pitts (Stella), of Springfield, Mo., and Johnnie S. Pitts (Beverly), of Silverstreet daughters and son-in-law, Bonnie P. Cromer (the late Ralph Cromer), Dolly P. Traylor (David), both of Newberry one sister, Gussie B. Derrick, of Newberry two brothers, Johnnie H. Bundrick, of Silverstreet, Thurmond Bundrick, of Newberry 11 grandchildren 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home this evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

The family suggests that those desiring may make memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 1160 Trinity Church Road Newberry, SC 29108.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.mcswainevans.com. -- McSwain Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Copyright (c) The Greenville News. All rights reserved. Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Co., Inc. by News Bank, inc

 

Mary Shealy Long

State, The (Columbia, SC) - December 29, 1998

Deceased Name: Mary Long

PROSPERITY - Services for Mary Shealy Long, 92, formerly of Route 1, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Lynn Peters will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Mike Long, Tracy Long, Dean Long, Jimmy Counts, Gene Counts, Von Counts, Francis Shealy and Roy Shealy. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, Newberry. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity 29127.

Mrs. Long, widow of Curtis D. Long, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, in Sumter. Born in Chapin, she was a daughter of the late Julian and Ella Derrick Shealy. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving are her sons, Derieux Long and William Long, both of Sumter; sister, Ada Ruth Addy of Irmo; three grandsons and six great-grandchildren.

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Edna Bowers Long

State, The (Columbia, SC) - July 29, 2000

Deceased Name: Edna Long

SUMTER - Services for Edna Bowers Long, 63, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of the Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home with burial in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation 6-7:30 this evening at Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home.

Mrs. Long died Friday. Born in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Elbert and Pearl Dominick Bowers. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, William W. Long; sons, Tracy, Michael Long, both of Sumter; brothers, David, Richard, Ralph Bowers, all of Prosperity; sisters, Joyce Morse, Gay Davenport; six grandchildren

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Alsey Fuller

1879

Meriwether Vindicator

Meriwether, Georgia

A Good Citizen Gone—Alsey Fuller, who has been in feeble health for some time, died at his residence in the 11th district last Monday, aged about 75.

 

 

 

J. L. Baker, 69, Prosperity

NEWBERRY, Aug. 29 (Special)— Jeff Lawrence Baker, 69, of Prosperity, died this morning at a Columbia Hospital after an illness of several years.

Mr. Baker was born and reared in the Bethel section of Newberry county, a son of the late J. A. and Mrs. Emma Alice Connelly. He was a member of Bethel Baptist church, and for many years had made his home in Prosperity. He formerly operated a café and was a painter.

Survivors include his sister, Mrs. W. H. Long of Rt. 1, Prosperity; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p. m. Friday from Bethel Baptist church by the Rev. Lamar Gamble. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The body will be at the McSwain funeral home.

June 20, 1971

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Humphries


James Reuben Humphries, 65, of 1804 Piedmont Street, died Sunday afternoon from injuries he received in a two-car auto accident in Saluda County on Highway 378.

His wife, Mrs. Martha Fuller Humphries, also was killed in the accident.

Mr. Humphries was born and reared in Saluda and was the son of the late James Walter Humphries and Mrs. Linnie Padgett Humphries Corley. He was a member of Epting Methodist Church and a retired employee of Kendall Mills.

Surviving are one son, M/Sgt. Derrill Humphries, Bergstrom Air Force Base, Austin TX.; two brothers, George H. Humphries, Ninety Six and Milo Humphries, Newberry; two grandchildren, and six step grandchildren.

Mrs. Humphries, 51, was born and reared in Newberry County and was the daughter of Mrs. Zula Stribble Fuller and the late George Berley Fuller. She made her home at 1804 Piedmont Street and was a member of Epting United Methodist Church, and was an employee of the Mollohon Plant of the Kendall Company.

Surviving are two sons, John Kendall Wilson, Newberry, and Wallace J. Wilson, Bartlesville, Okla., her mother, Mrs. Zula Fuller, Newberry; three brothers, George E. Fuller, Greensboro, NC, P. K. Fuller, Newberry, and Kenneth A. Fuller, Greenwood; five sisters, Mrs. J. A. (Margie) Cannon, Charleston, Mrs. Beaman (Elise) Summer, Newberry, Mrs. Derieux (Bobbie) Long, Sumter, Mrs. John Grady (Woodie) Bedenbaugh, Laurens, and Mrs. Norman (Lavinia) Beck, Newberry; six grandchildren, and two step grandchildren.

Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced from the McSwain Funeral Home.

McSwain Funeral Home is in charge.

 

December 6,1978

Willie L. Fuller

Willie Lee Fuller, 84, of Columbia died Wednesday in Lexington County Hospital.

Born in Peak, he was a son of the late Willie G. and Georgeanne Amick Fuller. He was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school for 35 years.

He was a retired employee of Southern Railway, a member of the Railroad Brotherhood, and a member of Woodmen of the World, Camp 1054, for 60 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. A. (Nellie) Sharpe of Cayce, Mrs. Scott (Louise) Joles of Louisville, KY, and Mrs. Dorothy Anderson of Columbia; six sons, Louis L. Fuller of Columbia, J. W. Fuller of Pomaria, Robert E. Fuller of Goldsboro, NC, James H. Fuller of Lufkin, Texas, Herman R. and Claude M. Fuller of West Columbia; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Watson of Charlotte and Berdell Fuller of Newberry; and two brothers, Carl Fuller of Charlotte, and Glenn Fuller of Mineral, CA.

Services were held at Rock Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. G. R. Partridge.

 

Alsey Fuller

FULLER, Alsey, died at his residence in the 11th district last Monday, aged about seventy-five; a native of South Carolina, he had been a resident of Meriwether for 30 years or more and was a member of the Primitive Baptist church; Vol. 7, No. 25 (the third issue numbered 25 this year), June 6, 1879, page 3

 

Nancy Bowman Norris Fuller

FULLER, Mrs. Nancy, wife of the late Alsey Fuller, died at her residence in the 11th last Tuesday morning, aged about 70; she was a member of the Primitive Baptist church and was buried at Flat Rock last Wednesday; Vol. 7, No. 48, November 14, 1879, page 3

 

Michael Clarke Beck

Clarke Beck

NEWBERRY— Services for Michael Clarke Beck will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday at Glenn Street Baptist Church. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Lymphoma Society or the Newberry Rescue Squad Station 14, PO 1048, Newberry, SC 29108.

Mr. Beck, 38, died August 7, 2007. Born in Newberry, he was a son of Lavenia “Punk” Fuller Beck and the late Joe Norman Beck. He worked as a security officer at Louis Rich, and was a member of Glenn Street Baptist Church. Mr. Beck was a member of the Newberry Rescue Squad Station 14 and was a honorary member of the Friendly Fire Department.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Newberry are his wife, Kim Wilson Beck; daughters, Dale Beck and Jozie Leigh Beck; a brother, Clay Beck of Newberry; nephews, Gage Beck and Christopher DeVore; his mother-in-law, Ann Wilson (Horace) Sease; a sister-in-law, Malanie Wilson DeVore and a brother-in-law, Tom DeVore. He was predeceased by a son, Joe Michael Beck. http://www.mcswainevans.com

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Margie Fuller Cannon

CANNON, Margie Margie Elizabeth Fuller Cannon, beloved wife of the late James Alton Cannon, Sr. died early Thursday morning August 9, 2007 at the Hospice of Charleston Hospice Center in Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Cannon was born November 25, 1921, in Newberry, SC the daughter of the late George Berley Fuller and Zula Stribble Fuller. She moved to Charleston in 1941 to work in the Navy Yard, and was a Rosie the Riveter -a female worker who performed wartime jobs when the men went into the Armed Forces to serve in World War II. In Charleston, she met and married James Alton Cannon, Sr., one of those who had worked in the Navy Yard, and who had enlisted in the US Navy. In 1959, Mrs. Cannon became Magistrate Eugene Herron's clerk, and in 1968, was appointed magistrate to replace Herron on his retirement. Magistrate Cannon, one of the first female judges in South Carolina, was the first female to serve in Charleston County as magistrate. She held that position until her retirement on June 30, 1994. Magistrate Cannon was a charter member of the South Carolina Magistrate's Association and served as its treasurer from 1973-74. She was a charter member of the Charleston County Magistrate's Association. In June 2002, the South Carolina House of Representatives passed a resolution praising Magistrate Cannon for her many years of service on the bench. In February 2004, the Tri-county Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police established the Judge Margie F. Cannon Award for Judicial Excellence to recognize the contribution made by judges, and Magistrate Cannon was the first recipient. Mrs. Cannon was a long time member of the Trident Business and Professional Women (BPW), serving as its president from 1972-73. In 1973, the Trident BPW named her Career Woman of the Year. She was also a member of the Olde Towne chapter of the American Business Women's Association, in which she held various offices. She is survived by two sons: James Alton Cannon, Jr. of the Isle of Palms and Rhame Berley (Rooster) Cannon of North Charleston, and a daughter Odella (Dell) Cannon of North Charleston; two daughters-in-law Wallis Cannon and Sherry Cannon; six grandchildren: Kelly Mills Keen Brian), Capt. Eddie Mills (Dawn), Al Cannon, III (Alison), Sara Cannon Hanson (Capt. Ryan), Chip Cannon (Alysia), and Matthew Cannon; seven great-grandchildren: Elena Keen, Kennedy Mills, Brailen Mills, Avery Mills, Shaw Hanson, Emma Hanson and Layne Mills. Mrs. Cannon is survived by brothers George Fuller (Vernice) of Greensboro, NC, P.K. Fuller (Jo Ann) of Newberry, SC, and Kenneth Fuller (Runell) of Greenwood, SC, and sisters Elise F. Summer of Pomaria, SC, Bobby Jean F. Long (Derieux) of Sumter, SC, Woodie F. Bedenbaugh of Charlotte, NC and Lavenia F. Beck of Newberry, SC. Two special friends C. J. Thompson and Naomi Morris. She was preceded in death by a sister Martha F. Humphries. Margie Cannon was a member of Cherokee United Methodist Church where she was active in many aspects of the church. During her long illness, Margie was cared for by many dedicated and loving people and she felt blessed by that care. She spent the last month of her life at the Hospice of Charleston Hospice Center in Mt. Pleasant being cared for and comforted by some of the most special people in the world. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Hospice Center, 3870 Leeds Ave., Suite 101, N. Charleston, SC 29405, or Cherokee United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 70396, N. Charleston, SC 29415. The relatives and friends of Margie Cannon are invited to attend her funeral service in Cherokee Place United Methodist Church. Saturday, August 11, 2007, at two o'clock. Interment, Carolina Memorial Park. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DORCHESTER ROAD CHAPEL Friday between five and eight o'clock. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.


Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 8/10/2007.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1944

Ashley Long Is Killed in Germany

Prosperity, Dec. 26—(Special)—Mr. And Mrs. W. H. Long have been informed that their son, Sgt. Ashley Long, was killed in action in Germany December 6.

Besides his parents, Sergeant Long is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Curtis Long, Mrs. Luther Bowers, and Mrs. Clarence Counts of Prosperity, Furman Long amd Mrs. W. F. Long of Virginia, Mrs. Ronald Amick of Clinton, Mrs. George Boland of Newberry and Hance Long of Kinards.

William Henry Long

Newberry, June 30—(Special)—William Henry Long, 84, died Thursday afternoon at his residence in the O’Neal section of Newberry county after a short illness.

Born and reared in Newberry County, he was the son of the late W.H. and Sallie (Sarah) Dickert Long. He was a lifelong member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as superintendent of the Sunday school for over 40 years. He was a prominent farmer of the county.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from Bethel Baptist Church bu his pastor, the Rev. Alvin F. Boone, assisted by the Rev. J.W. Spillers of Clinton. Interment was in th

e church cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida Baker Long; eight children, Mrs. L.L. Bowers, Mrs. Clarence Counts, Hance I. Long, and Curtis D. Long all of Prosperity; Mrs. Ronald Amick of Clinton, Mrs., George W. Boland of Newberry, Mrs. Carrie Williamson of Washington, D.C., and Furman B. Long of Columbia; one brother, B.L. Long of Prosperity; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The body will be at the late residence after 10 o’clock Friday morning.

 

Nancy Elizabeth Long

Died, at the residence of her father, W. H. Long, Newberry County, S. C., on the 16th September 1883, Miss Nannie Long, in the 17th

Death & Obituary Notices, Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-1878
Wm. A. Grant was born in Abbeville district, S. C., May 5th 1832 and died near Wedowee, Randolph County, Ala., and May 20, 1874. He was brought to Meriwether county, Ga., by his parents when an infant. When about twenty-one years old, he was married to Miss Sallie Fuller, daughter of Mr. Alsey Fuller of Meriwether county, Ga. He left a widow and ten children. R. A. Parker. The Methodist Advocate please copy.
(William A Grant was the son in law of Alsey Fuller, husband of Sarah A. Fuller)

 

Death & Obituary Notices, Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-1878
Mr. John Lever was born in October 1796; and died December 26, 1877. He was a native of Lexington District, S. C., and moved in early life to Richland District, where he married Miss Nancy Smith, and resided until his death. Al of his descendants, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, surviving to the number of seventy-five live near the old homestead.

 

Marriages & Deaths, Lutheran Observer and Southern Lutheran, p.228
Charles W. Bundrick was the son of J. G. and Christianna Bundrick and was born Nov. 4th, 1826…died in the Hargrove Hospital Richmond, about the 30th Dec. 1862, having just entered upon his thirty-seventh year… T. S. B.

 

 Marriages & Deaths, Columbia, SC Newspapers, 1838-1860, p.55
On the same day, at his residence near Pomaria,
Mr. George Bundrick, a highly respectable citizen of Lexington District

 

SCMAR, Vol. II, Winter 1974, No. 1, p.31
Died at his residence in Lexington District, on the 3d inst., at an advanced age,
Mr. Wm Baker, Sen., one of the oldest and most respectable inhabitants of that District (ibid.).

 

Drusilla Meetze

CAYCE - Services for Drusilla Shumpert Meetze, 79, of Cayce, will be held at 2 pm Saturday, October 16, 2004 in Grace Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Dr. Bob Kelley. Burial will follow at Celestial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Friday at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church or Tri-County Hospice.

Mrs. Meetze, widow of Matthew Gerald Meetze, died October 14, 2004. Born in West Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Belton and Mellie Rosealpha Shull Shumpert. Mrs. Meetze was a member of Grace Baptist Church and the Senior Saints Sunday School Class. She was retired from Mt. Vernon Mill.

Surviving are her daughter, Dian Meetze of West Columbia; and son, David Meetze of Lexington.

Mrs. Meetze was predeceased by two sons, Matthew Gerald (Jerry) Meetze, Jr. and Michael Preston Meetze.

 

 

State, The (Columbia, SC)

July 1, 1991

MAN DROWNS AFTER LAKE FIREWORKS

Author: TANYA R. FOGG, Staff Writer

Edition: FINAL
Section: METRO/REGION
Page: 1B

Index Terms:
FATAL WATER ACCIDENT

Estimated printed pages: 1

Article Text:

A West Columbia man drowned off Lake Murray's Lunch Island after watching a fireworks display there Saturday night, authorities said.

Matthew Gerald Meetze Jr., 39, of 917 Jupiter St., was last seen at 11 p.m. Saturday in chest-deep water 30 to 40 feet offshore, Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman said. An autopsy showed accidental drowning was the cause of death, Harman said.

Meetze's body was recovered at 12:10 a.m. Sunday by divers from the state Department of Wildlife and Marine Resources, wildlife spokesman John Evans said. Lexington County Sheriff's Department reports said the victim's body was found in the area where he was last seen.

Evans said Meetze was in a party of nine to 10 people who went to the lake to swim and watch the fireworks display. Meetze was discovered missing by members of the party when they prepared to leave the site by boat, Harman said.

Earlier that day, the victim had attended a birthday party at a home on Lake Murray off U.S. 378. Meetze and his companions left the residence around 6:30 p.m. and headed for the celebration on Lake Murray, Harman said.

Neither Harman nor Evans knew whether the victim could swim.

Mrs. Myrtle Eaddy Hedgepath
September 06, 1919 - November 11, 2007
COLUMBIA - Service for Myrtle Eaddy Hedgepath, 88, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 12:30-2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
Mrs. Hedgepath, wife of the late Murray Clifton Hedgepath, Sr., died Sunday, November 11, 2007. Born in Prospect, S.C., she was a daughter of the late John Gary Eaddy and Pearl Hanna Eaddy. She was a graduate of Lake City High School and Winthrop University. For several years she taught in the public schools of South Carolina. She was also a graduate of the Columbia Hospital School of Nursing. A registered nurse, she worked at the Veterans’ Hospital and had been an instructor in nursing arts at the old Columbia Hospital.
Mrs. Hedgepath was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Spartanburg.
Surviving are son, Cliff Hedgepath of Columbia; sisters, Sara Vick Baxley of Prospect and Fanona Overstreet of Summerville; brothers and sisters-in-law, John David and Levedna Eaddy of Prospect and Donald W. and Lola Eaddy of Raleigh, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Doris Myfelt of Winnsboro and Mildred (Fletcher) Monts of Greenville; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Virginia Reed.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

Hance Iradell Long

January 24, 2008

Hance I. Long, 90, formerly of 1556 Hance Rod. Prosperity, widower of Christine Havird Long, died Thursday January 24, 2008 at the Saluda Nursing Center.

He was born on January 12, 1918 in Prosperity, a son of the late William H. Long and Ida Baker Long. He was a retired employee of Farmer's Ice and Fuel Company and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon, Church Clerk, and Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of the Woodmen of the World.

Mr. Long is survived bu a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five sisters; Ruth Bowers, Carrie Williamson, Grace Amick, Nan Boland and Nell Counts and four brothers Wallace Long, Furman Long, Curtis Long and Ashley Long.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Lynn Peters. The body will be placed in the church at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Saturday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2503 Bethe Church Rd. Prosperity, SC 29127.

Pallbearers will be William Long, Gene Counts, Von Counts, Ralph Summer, William Wessinger, Charles Havird, Richard Havird, and Dean Long.

Messages to the family may be sent via email at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com.

Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, is assisting the family.

F. B. Long

Rock Hill- Furman B. Long, 64, died Wednesday in a Charlotte hospital.

Funeral plans will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

Mr. Long was born in Prosperity, moving to Rock Hill in 1952. He was a former mechanical superintendent for the Evening Herald, and was an employee of Anderson Press in Charlotte. He was a member of the Optimist and Elks clubs.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth King Long; a son, Lt. Cmdr. George Truett Long of the U.S. Navy in Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Hance I. Long of Prosperity; and five sisters, Mrs. Ruth Bowers of Prosperity, Mrs. Carrie Williamson of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Grace Amick of Clinton, Mrs. Nell Counts of Prosperity, and Mrs. Nan Boland of Newberry.

George Long, was honored for service

West Chester, Pa.-Memorial services for George Truett Long, 59, formerly of Rock Hill, will be held Tuesday at Christ Episcopal Church, with burial at sea. Memorials may be made to Oakland Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Long died Friday, Jan. 27, 1995. He was a son of Mrs. Furman B. Long and a graduate of Duke University. He retired as a commander with the Navy and as project manager of international programs with General Electric. He was the former vice president of international programs with Stemco of Washington and received  the Meritorious Service Medal and Defense Meritorious Medal.

Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Moore Long; a son Robert Long of Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Garrett Long of New York; and his mother of Rock Hill.

 

Mrs. Carrie L. Williamson

Mrs. Carrie Long Williamson, 85, of 1556 Hance Road, Prosperity, died Thursday night at her residence.

Mrs. Williamson was born in Prosperity, a daughter of W.H. and Ida Baker Long. She received her nursing degree from the Baptist Hospital in Columbia and retired as a registered nurse from the General Hospital in Washington, D.C.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and the Senior Adult Ladies Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Williamson is survived by three sister, Mrs. Red (Nell) Counts and Mrs. Ronald (Grace) Amick, both of Prosperity and Mrs. G.W. (Nan) Boland of Newberry; one brother, Hance Long of Prosperity; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Williamson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Lynn Peters, Rev. Paul Coyle, and Rev. Edgar Smith. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence, 1556 Hance Road, Prosperity.

Memorals may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity.

Active Pallbearers will be nephews.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Senior Adult Ladies Sunday School Class of Bethel Baptist Church.

Whitaker Funeral Home is in charge.

 

Elaine Shealy


December 18, 1929 -June 28, 2008

Elaine Bowers Shealy, 78, of Prosperity, died Saturday, June 28, 2008 at White Oak Manor.

Born in Prosperity on December 18, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Little Luther “Doc” and Ruth Long Bowers. Mrs. Shealy was retired from Old School Manufacturing and was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Grace Sease Sunday School Class.

Surviving are her husband, Curtis E. “Hump” Shealy; sons, Dale E. (Julie) Shealy and Deron A. Shealy both of Prosperity; a sister, Myra Moore of Prosperity; a special sister-in-law, Betty K. Shealy of Newberry; grandchildren, Christopher D. Shealy, Jessica R. Shealy and Matthew E. Shealy.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2008 at Grace Lutheran Church by the Rev. Eric Fink. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery. The family is at the home of Dale and Julie Shealy, 69 Oak Hill Road, Prosperity and will receive friends Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 188, Prosperity, SC 29127.

 

 

Curtis "Hump" Shealy


April 10, 1927 -December 3, 2008


Curtis E. “Hump” Shealy, 81, of Prosperity died Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at his residence.

Born on April 10, 1927 in Prosperity, he was a son of the late Samuel Wilbur and Mary Eva Boozer Shealy. He was the retired owner of Shealy Dry Goods, an Army veteran having served in the Occupational Troops from 1945-1947 in Germany and was a former member of the Newberry County Council. Mr. Shealy was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church where he was the Sunday School Secretary and a former Sunday School Superintendent and Church Council Member. He was a charter member of the Mid-Carolina Country Club.

Surviving are sons, Dale E. (Julie) Shealy and Deron A. Shealy; grandchildren, Christopher D. Shealy, Jessica R. Shealy and Matthew E. Shealy; sisters, Dorothy Springs, Bonnie Lawson and Peggy Ammons; a brother, S.W. Shealy, Jr.; special sisters-in-law, Betty K. Shealy and Myra Moore. Mr. Shealy was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Elaine Bowers Shealy, sisters, Annette Connelly, Ella Rae Graves and Wilma McDonald-Orgill and brothers, Carroll Shealy and Ellis Shealy.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Grace Lutheran Church by the Rev. Eric Fink. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 188, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pallbearers: Andy Ackerman, Buck Black, Luke Black, Mack Garner, Terry Shaver, Bobby Shealy, Tim Shealy and Emmett Wicker
Honorary pallbearers: Elon and Floy Eargle, Bill Ackerman, Billy and Nancy Shealy and members of the Grace Sease Sunday School Class

 

A Sad Death on Milligan Street

 

On Sunday morning, August 18th, at eight o’clock, the death angel claimed Mrs. Louise Cameron after an illness of two weeks, although she had been in failing health for the past year. All that medical skill and willing hands of loved ones could do could not stay the hand of death.

She was born Miss Louise Long. Born July 7, 1861, her age being 61 years, 1 month and 6 days.

In 1886 she was married to Mr. John Cameron, he having preceded her years ago. Unto this union were born nine children of which the two oldest already answered their summons, ‘come home’.

To know Mrs. Cameron was to love her as she was a kind, loving sister and a good neighbor and friend to all, greeting everyone with whom she came in contact with kind words and loving smiles.

In early life she joined the Baptist Church of which she was a loyal member until death.

The funeral service was at the house, conducted by Rec. Marlow, her pastor being away at the time of her death. The body was then laid to rest at Rosemont where a large crowd of friends and relative paid the last respects to her.

She is survived by on sister, Mrs. T. M. Mills; two brothers Messrs. Will and Brady Long, all of Prosperity. This children that survive her are as follows: Mrs. John Lattimore, Mrs. Grady Reid, Miss Myrtle Cameron, Messrs. Glover, Ollie, Moody, and Clyde Cameron.

Our heart goes out in deep sympathy for the loved ones left to mourn her death. But let’s not think of her as dead, but only sleeping.

 

Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep

From which none ever wake to weep;

A calm and undisturbed repose,

Unbroken by the last of foes.

 

Asleep in Jesus, peaceful rest,

Who’s making is supremely blest!

No fear, no woe shall dim that hour

That manifests the Savior’s pow’r.

 

  Asleep in Jesus, far from thee

Thy kindred and their graves may be.

But thine is still a blessed sleep,

From which none ever wakes to weep.

 

                                                                                                  E. M.

Paul Ruth Stribble Whitener
UNION - Mrs. Paul Ruth Stribble Whitener, age 89, wife of Rev. William Shepherd Whitener, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009, in Oakmont Nursing Home.

Mrs. Whitener was born in Newberry, SC, April 19, 1919, a daughter of the late Paul Washington Stribble and Martha Lavenia Bundrick Stribble. She was a graduate of Newberry High School and Beauty School of Spartanburg. Mrs. Whitener had retired as owner and operator of the Beauty Nook which she opened in 1947. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women Club of Union, a former member and president of the Busy Bee Garden Club.

Mrs. Whitener was a dedicated Christian and lay leader, having been a member, Sunday School teacher and office holder at Green Street United Methodist Church, now Duncan Acres United Methodist Church. She was a certified lay speaker, having completed the required course of study at Wofford College. Mrs. Whitener was inspirational and served in numerous capacities in the founding of Covenant Baptist Church. She and her husband, Rev. Shep Whitener, led this church from its humble beginnings and through many building stages. Following their retirement from Covenant, they were members of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and circle member. After their health declined, the Whiteners returned to Covenant Baptist Church as members and inspirational leaders.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Robert Shepherd and wife, Deborah Whitener, of Charlotte; a sister, Marie Longshore of Kinards, SC; five grandsons: William Allen Whitener, Thomas Eric Whitener, both of Union, David Shepherd Whitener of Charlotte, NC, Matthew Hames Whitener of Manila, Philippines, and Paul Thomas Whitener of Ocracoke, NC; a great-granddaughter, Kristin Caroline Whitener of Union; a daughter-in-law, Andrea Allen Whitener of Union, and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Whitener was predeceased by a son, Paul William Whitener, four sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2009, at Covenant Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Charles Parrott. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held 7:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Covenant Baptist Church, 100 Medical Sciences Drive, Union, SC 29379

The family will be at their respective homes and also at 213 Glendale Road, Union.

S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Union, South Carolina

 

George Bundrick Dies At Peak Home

Special to The State

Chapin, Dec. 16-- George Bundrick died at his home near Peak, Monday Afternoon and was buried at Caper's Chapel Church Tuesday afternoon.

Mr Bundrick was about 60 years of age and had been a sufferer for some time. At this time his widow is in a Columbia hospital in critical condition. A number of children also survive.

Thermond Fuller

The State June 17, 1929

Thermond Fuller, 73 resident of Kirkland Avenue, died at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home after a brief illness. He had many friends who will be grieved to learn of his death

He is survived by two brothers, Charlie Fuller of Bessemar City, N. C. and W. G. Fuller of Peak.

Funeral arrangements will be made later.

(Thermond is buried in the old Taylor Cemetery off Monticello Road. It has evolved into a predominately African American cemetery although it was originally a family cemetery.)

Funeral Services For Mrs. Fuller

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy (Ruth A) Fuller of near Columbia, who died at the Columbia hospital Tuesday morning at 6:45 o'clock were held yesterday at McCormick's mortuary, conducted by the Rev. A. L. Gunter, pastor of Washington Street Methodist Church. Interment was in Washington Street Methodist churchyard.

Mrs. Fuller was about 70 years of age and was a woman of many fine traits of character. She is survived by her husband, Sellow (Othello) Fuller.

(June 17, 1926. The State)

Sherwood H. Doolittle

Senior Chief Petty Officer
Sherwood H. Doolittle, U.S. Navy Retired

CAYCE:Funeral service for Senior Chief Petty Officer, Sherwood Hayes Doolittle, 68, will be held at 2pm Sunday, March 15, 2009, in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, with Military Honors. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7pm this (SATURDAY) evening at the funeral home. Plants are welcome or you may send memorials to the charity of one’s choice.

Mr. Doolittle died Friday, March 13, 2009. Born in Wendell, NC, he was a son of the late P.J. Doolittle and Nell Sharpe Doolittle. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, retiring after 25 years of service. Mr. Doolittle served aboard the USS Chikaskia, USS Orion, USS Mt. Baker and the USS Ticonderoga. He was awarded the U.S. Navy Recruiting Command Medal of Excellence. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and Cayce Masonic Lodge #384. Mr. Doolittle was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his former wife, Mary Lou Doolittle of Lexington; daughter, Theresa “Terri” Kate Doolittle Stephens and her husband, Scott Stephens of Lake Wateree; son, Paul J. Doolittle and his wife, Laura C. Doolittle of Mt. Pleasant; sister, Frances Dantzler of Gilbert; brother, Pat Doolittle of Lake Wateree; and three grandchildren, Lake Stephens and Claire and Leah Doolittle.


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Mary Lou Doolittle

WEST COLUMBIA:Funeral service for Mary Lou Doolittle, 66, will be held 12 Noon, Thursday, March 19, 2009, in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia, officiated by Rev. Gene Rollins. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7pm this (WEDNESDAY) evening in the funeral home. In lieu of cut flowers, please send plants, which may be tended to every spring in Ms. Doolittle’s memory garden.

Ms. Doolittle died Tuesday, March 17, 2009. Born in Charleston, SC, she was a daughter of the late Robert E. Reddick and Theresa Cavallone Reddick. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Columbia and was retired from Cogsdill Tool Products. Ms. Doolittle loved gardening and travel, but was most proud of being a grandparent. She was very giving and loved to do for others.

Survivors include: her daughter, Theresa “Terri” Kate Doolittle Stephens and her husband, Scott Stephens of Ridgeway; son, Paul J. Doolittle and his wife, Laura C. Doolittle of Mt. Pleasant; brother, Robert E. “Pat” Reddick, Jr. of Charleston; three grandchildren, Lake Stephens and Claire and Leah Doolittle. Ms. Doolittle was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Hurd and her dogs, Murdock and ToTo.

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 Myra Bowers Moore

Myra Bowers Moore, of Prosperity widow of George S. Moore, died Monday, October 5, 2009 at Palmetto Health Baptist Medical Center.

Born on August 29, 1921 in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late L.L. “Doc” and Ruth Long Bowers. She was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church and a member of the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class. During her years of service at Bethel she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was a former choir member and soloist for the associations Singing Convention.

She is survived by daughters; Vivian M. Gore and Ramona Moore both of Prosperity; a daughter-in law, Judy Moore and a son-in-law, Henry Franklin; grandchildren, Kevin (Charlene) Moore, Charles (April) Moore, Eric (Rhonda) Moore, Rhiannon (Jeremy) Larsen, and Aaron (Corie) Franklin; great-grandchildren Daniel and Olivia, Josie and Zeke, Emma and Sam Moore, Mya and Alli Larsen. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sons, Tommy Moore and Randy Moore, daughters Chloe Dennis and Crystal Franklin, a daughter-in-law, Nancy Moore , a son –in-law, Bennett Dennis and a sister, Elaine Shealy.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Rob White. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will be at her residence and they will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to the Bernice Smith Cancer Fund, PO Box 100199, Columbia, SC 29202-3199

Active pallbearers will be Tommy Gatch, Dr. William Engen, Gerald Bedenbaugh, Ted Davis, Terry Cotney, Von Hendrix, Jared Jones, Jeff Ocker, and Charles Moore.

 

 

Elizabeth King Long

ROCK HILL — Mrs. Elizabeth King Long, 98, of 1330 India Hook Road, passed away Monday, November 16, 2009, in Westminster Health & Rehabilitation Center.
 
A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m.. Friday, November 20, 2009, at Grandview Memorial Park - S. Cherry Road, with Dr. Robert Shrum officiating.
 
A native of Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Joel Walter and Annie Grant King and the widow of Furman B. Long. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was active in many organizations. A 1932 graduate of Converse College, she taught school in Virginia and South Carolina and retired from the Rock Hill School District after having taught at Ebinport School for 24 years. She was a former member of the Rock Hill Business and Professional Women’s Club and served as president from 1964-1966 and one year as director of District 2 from 1967-1968. She was a charter member of the local Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority which is an International Honor Society for women educators.
 
Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Cynthia Moore Long of Alexandria, VA, and her two grandchildren, Mr. Ashley Long of Alexandria, VA, and Miss Garrett Elise Long of New York City.
 
The family will receive friends in the cemetery immediately following the service.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Oakland Baptist Church, 1067 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29732.
 
Greene Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 is in charge of arrangements.
 

Published in The State on November 19, 2009

 

 

 

Edna Elizabeth Berley Fuller

MONTICELLO — Edna Elizabeth Berley Fuller, 88, widow of Clarence O. Fuller, died December 3, 2009, in White Oak Manor.
 
Born March 31, 1921, in Pomaria, she was a daughter of the late Boykin O. and Sarah Cromer Berley. She was a homemaker and was a former Home Health provider. She was a member of Monticello Methodist Church. She enjoyed flowers and had a great love for life and enjoyed every moment she shared with her family and friends.
 
She is survived by sons, Ernest Ray Fuller and wife, Wanda, of Summerville, Bobby O. Fuller and wife, Sandra, of Newberry, and Grady C. Fuller and wife, Carol, of Union; daughters, Edith F. Bolin of Taylors, and Sarah F. Smith and husband, Donald, of Winnsboro; a sister, Cynthia B. Aull of Pomaria; 14 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Thomas McMeekin. She was predeceased by a sister, Emmie Lou B. Roof, and brothers, Alton Berley, Johnny Ray Berley and Drayton Berley.
 
Funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 7, 2009, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pomaria Cemetery. The family is at the home of Bobby Fuller, 1857 Whitener Road, Newberry, and will receive friends Sunday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Pomaria Cemetery, P.O. Box 246, Pomaria, SC 29126.
 
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Dorothy Elizabeth Fuller Bazemore

COLUMBIA — A graveside service for Dorothy Elizabeth Fuller Bazemore, 79, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2009, in Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Blair, conducted by Providence Hospital chaplain, Roger Ritch. Rock Creek Baptist Church is located on Pearson Road at Newberry Road (Hwy 34). The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Pope Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
 
Mrs. Bazemore died Friday, December 4, 2009, in Portsmouth, VA. She was the wife of the late Jesse Bazemore and daughter of the late Willie Lee and Lottie DeHines Fuller. She was born in Blair, SC, August 26, 1930. Mrs. Bazemore had retired as a receptionist from Providence Hospital.
 
Mrs. Bazemore is survived by a son, Gene Anderson of Fayetteville, NC; a daughter, Betty Sheppard of Hampton, VA; four brothers, Herman Fuller of Columbia, Claude Fuller of West Columbia, James Fuller of Lufkin, TX, Robert Fuller of Goldsboro, NC; one sister, Louise Fuller Joles of Louisville, KY; three granddaughters, Kelly Roberts, Lauren Bennett, Stephanie Anderson; and one great-granddaughter, Tolerance Roberts.
 
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bazemore was predeceased by a sister, Nellie Fuller Sharpe, and three brothers, Thomas Fuller, J.W. “Doug” Fuller and Louis Lee Fuller.
 
Memorials may be made to the Rock Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Reid Long, 13379 Newberry Road, Blair SC, 29015.
 
Pope Funeral Home is serving the Bazemore family.

 

Joan Dickert Fuller
February 06, 2010

 

 

 

 


Joan Dickert Fuller, 77, of 1715 Wheeler St. Newberry died Saturday, February 06, 2010 at her residence.
Born in Newberry on August 29, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Forrest W. and Ruth Senn Dickert. Mrs. Fuller had worked as a secretary at the Newberry Recreation Department for a number of years and had also enjoyed being a Teacher’s Aide at Speers Street Elementary School. She was a member of Glenn Street Baptist Church where she had taught the fourth and firth grade Sunday school classes. Additionally she played the piano for twenty-eight years at Glenn Street and was a member of the church choir and the quartet.
Mrs. Fuller is survived by her husband Paul Kemper “P.K.” Fuller; a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Tommy Brewington of Newberry; sons and daughter-in-law, Steven “Stevie” Fuller and Kemper and Cindy Fuller all of Boston, MA; grandchildren, Todd and Vivian Dipner of Columbia, Eric Dipner and Trent Dipner both of Newberry, Melissa Gayle Fuller of Hawaii and Shane Adam Fuller of Boston, MA; great grandchildren, Austin and Andrew Dipner; a sister, Evelyn D. Davis of Charlotte, NC and brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Nancy Dickert of Newberry.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday at Glenn Street Baptist Church by Rev. Donald West, Rev. Marion Ringer and Rev. Michael Whitesides. Burial will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:30 P.M Monday at Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry.
Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Harmon, Donnie Layton, Johnny Hayes, Jay Hawkins, Wayne Cassidy, Heath Simpson, Kenny Floyd, Frank Bartley and Edward Bartley.
Honorary pallbearers will be member of the Faith Sunday School Class.
Memorials are suggested to Glenn St. Baptist Church, 300 Glenn St., Newberry, SC 29108 or Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Camellia Ave., Newberry, SC 29108 .
Messages to the family may be sent via email to notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com
Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.

 

Allene Monroe

Allene Stribble Monroe, 70, of Newberry, who was born on November 1, 1939, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Monroe; daughters, Tammy Adkins of Saluda and Tanya Rose of Georgia; her mother, Eula Rae Stribble and a brother, Roy Stribble both of Newberry; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her father, Walter Stribble.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, 1605 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Memorial service plans will be announced later.

Evelyn Shealy Harmon


Services for Evelyn Shealy Harmon, 89, will be held 3pm Wednesday October 13, 2010 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel with the Rev. Faye Stephens and Wayne Coates officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Horeb UMC. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Tuesday October 12, 2010 at the funeral home. <BR>
Mrs. Harmon died Sunday, October 10, 2010. Born in Lexington County, she was a daughter of the late Ludie Mitchell and Shaldonia Bundrick Shealy. She was a member of Mt. Horeb UMC and retired from textiles. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1939. <BR>
She is survived her husband of 65 years, Henry E. Harmon; many nieces and nephews. <BR>
She is predeceased by her brothers, O’Neal, Brose, Thurmond and George Shealy; sisters, Eva Gates, Effie Clamp and Irene Leaphart.

 

Leah Long

PROSPERITY - Leah Long, 94, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Springfield Place in Newberry.
 
Born December 8, 1915, in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late Belton L. and Sallie Bouknight Long. She was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School teacher, was a superintendent of Sunday School, was a member of the choir, youth director and a member of the W.M.U.
 
Surviving are her sister, Annas Long; nieces, Roxdell Woody, Sandra (Bobbie Allan) Oxner, Lorraine Shealy, Carolyn Findly; nephews, Belton (Miriam) Dennis; and a number of great-nieces and nephews. Miss Long was predeceased by sisters, Lafuchia Taylor, Carville Counts and Alousisbell Dennis, and a brother, Poteat Long.
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Rob White. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

 

 

Dennis Eugene Fuller

A self-employed carpenter and electrician, he died Friday, June 25, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales. He was 50, a resident of Maurepas and native of Columbia, S.C. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, on Tuesday, June 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. James Parker. Interment in Hope Haven Cemetery, Gonzales. Survived by his spouse, Sandy Johnson, Maurepas; parents, James H. and Mildred Barbee Fuller, of Lufkin, Texas; two daughters, Charity Danielle Fuller and Holly Louise Fuller, both of San Diego; three stepchilden, Shane Bocksnick, Milwaukee, Tylana Bocksnick, Mobile, Ala., and Neil Johnson, Monroe; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Carol and Andrew Holmes, Sunrise, Miss., Mary and Hilton Henson, Diboll, Texas, and Debra Bellamy, Zavalla, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, James David and Joy Fuller, Lufkin; and 11 grandchildren and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

 

 

Peggy Myers

NEWBERRY - Peggy Stribble Myers, 76, widow of James Earl Myers, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at her residence.

Born December 29, 1933, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late James R. and Helen Bedenbaugh Stribble. Mrs. Myers had retired after 30 years from Old School Manufacturing and was also employed with Betty's Catering. She was a member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Fellowship Circle, Joy Fellowship, and the Adult B Sunday School Class. She was an active volunteer with the Newberry County Memorial Hospital from which she received the Lifetime Service Award for having volunteered over 4000 hours, and was a former member of the Roadrunners.

Surviving are her son, David Earl (Joyce) Myers of Newberry; daughters, Kathy (Eddie) Stroud of Prosperity, and Julie (Adam) Smith of Newberry; sisters, Shirley Boozer of Prosperity, and Toby Bush of Newberry; grandchildren, Shannon Stroud, Keli (Ryan) Dickert, Andrea Stroud, Audie Myers, Megan Smith Livingston and Chelsea Smith; and great-grandchildren, Madisen and Emily Stroud. She was predeceased by a brother, Johnnie Stribble

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 """ 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108 or to the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Volunteer Organization, PO Box 497, Newberry, SC 29108.

 

 

 

March 13, 2011

Rev. William Shepherd Whitener
Union, SC

Rev. William Shepherd Whitener, age 93, of Oakmont Nursing Home went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Wallace Thomson Hospital. He was married to the late Ruth Stribble Whitener for seventy-two years.

Rev. Whitener was born in Union County, SC, May 2, 1917, a son of the late William Marcus Whitener and Fannie Lambright Whitener. He was a Veteran of the US Army Air Corps having served in World War II. Rev.

Whitener was a retired Southern Baptist minister and was formerly employed with Cone Mills Carlisle Finishing Plant. He was the founder of Covenant Baptist Church in September 1980 and had a long career as a Baptist minister serving Union County. Rev. Whitener was a life member of Union Masonic Lodge # 75 and a Past Master of Rutledge Lodge # 351 A.F.M. On January 31, 2010, Rev. Whitener was presented the 60 year award by the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina.

Surviving are a son, Robert Shepherd Whitener and wife Deborah of Charlotte, NC; a daughter-in-law, Andrea Trantham Whitener of Union; five grandchildren: William Allen Whitener, Thomas Eric Whitener both of Union, David Shepherd Whitener of Charlotte, NC, Matthew Hames Whitener of Ocla, FL and Paul Thomas Whitener of Raleigh, NC; a great-granddaughter, Kristin Caroline Whitener of Union and a number of nieces and nephews. Rev. Whitener was predeceased by a son, Paul William Whitener, five sisters and a brother.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Covenant Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Charles Parrott. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Kicidis, Jimmy Kicidis, Jerry Gault, Grady Kirby, Mike Benson and Bobby Eison.

Visitation will be held 6:00-9:00 PM Monday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Covenant Baptist Church, P.O. Box 10, Union, SC 29379

 

 

Marie Stribble Longshore

Marie Stribble Longshore, 96, of Newberry, widow of Edward Woodrow Longshore, died Sunday, January 9, 2011, at White Oak Manor.

Born on May 14, 1914, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Paul Washington and Martha Lavenia Bundrick Stribble. Mrs. Longshore was a member of Central United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Ezell Bible Class and Circle 6.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edward Stribble Longshore and Lisa Lominack Longshore; grandchildren, Ashley Longshore Taylor and Edward Woodrow Longshore II; great-granddaughters, Arrington Elisabeth Taylor and Catherine Cannon Taylor and a brother-in-law, Robert Sheppard Whitener. Mrs. Longshore was predeceased by her siblings, Herbert Stribble, Bryant Stribble, Clifford Stribble, Zula Fuller, Norma Smith, Jimmie Pruitt, Ruth Whitener and Maggie Rayfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 14, 2011, at Central United Methodist Church by the Rev. Karen Radcliffe. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will be at the residence of her son, 1704 Johnstone Street, Newberry, SC where they will receive friends. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church Window Restoration Fund, PO Box 67, Newberry, SC 29108.

 

 

Doris Baker Brewer

CAYCE - Doris Baker Brewer, affectionately known as 'Mama Doris', passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father June 24, 2011. Born October 24, 1923, in Greenwood, SC, to the late Young Barris Baker and Florrie Creech Baker, Doris was the widow of Harold Brewer. She grew up in the West Columbia area where she graduated from Brookland-Cayce High School and Draughon Business College. She married Harold, the love of her life, July 19, 1947, and they made their home in Cayce, SC, until his passing July 9, 2004. For the past two years Doris lived at the Carolinian Retirement Home in Florence, SC. In addition to her parents and husband, her brother, Ralph Baker, and her sister, Sara Baker McCracken, preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Gail B. and Dean Fowler of Florence and Janet B. and Marc Ellis of Hilton Head Island; granddaughters Melody Fowler Shirley and her husband, Seth, of Seneca, Deanne J. Fowler of Mount Pleasant, Ashley L. Ellis of Atlanta, GA; grandson Ryan M. Ellis of Hilton Head; sister Vivian Coleman of Cayce. Nieces, nephews, and many dear friends also survive her.

Doris faithfully served her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as a member of First Baptist of West Columbia, Mt. Tabor Lutheran, and Holland Avenue Baptist churches. She used her many talents as a choir member, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, and church hostess. Her desire to serve was evident through her ministry to others as she volunteered at God's Helping Hands, Meals on Wheels, Women's Prison Ministry, and Washington Street Methodist Church's soup kitchen. She also served in various offices of the Cayce-West Columbia Women's Club, Women's Missionary Union, and the Metallic Club.

Doris chose to work part-time so she would be home with her daughters. She was employed at Marion Park Insurance Agency, T&T Sporting Goods, and her most fulfilling position was daycare director at First Baptist Church of West Columbia.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2011 at Holland Avenue Baptist Church in West Columbia, conducted by Rev. Charles Wilson and Rev. Paul Aebischer, with burial to follow at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. Pallbearers will be Gerald Baker, Bill Coleman, Steve Krietemeyer, Ryan Ellis, Seth Shirley, and Dean Fowler, III. Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, PO Box 1178, Greenwood, SC, Holland Avenue Baptist Church, 801 12th. Street, Cayce, SC 29033, or Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, 100 B. Ave, West Columbia, SC 29169.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tripp Jones for his loving care for over 20 years while Doris lived in Cayce, the attentive care of the Surgical Trauma team at McLeod Medical Center in Florence, and the staff at the Carolinian for all they did to help Mama Doris feel at home.

Family and friends may sign online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com

Published in The State on June 26, 2011


 

Eula Rae Stribble

 

Eula Rae Stribble, 98, of Newberry, widow of Walter Stribble, died Thursday, April 14, 2011, at her residence.

Born on June 11, 1912, in Pomaria, she was a daughter of the late Sanky and Lou Emma Davenport Fulmer. Mrs. Stribble was retired from Damon International and an active member of the RSVP for 25 years. She was the oldest member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church.

She is survived by a son, Roy (Barbara) Stribble of Newberry; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Mrs. Stribble was predeceased by a daughter, Allene Monroe.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Stephen Mims and Rev. Kathy Harris. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Hospice, 1400 Camellia Avenue, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers: Morris Adkins, Frank Monroe, Benjie Amick, Richard Rose, Dustin Stribble and Brent Stribble

 

 

Claude Marion Fuller 


WEST COLUMBIA - A service for Claude Marion 'Ham' Fuller, 83, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Russell Peek and Rev. Elford Roof, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the church. Active pallbearers will be Gene Anderson, Charles 'Chuck' Corley, Randy Ellis, David, James. W. and Randolph Fuller, Bill Joles and Gary Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult # 1 SS Class and members of the American Legion Post # 90. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church 2491 Emmanuel Church Road West Columbia, SC 29170. Barr-Price Funeral Home Lexington Chapel is assisting the family.
Mr. Fuller passed away Sunday December 25, 2011. Born in Strother, SC, he was a son of the late Willie Lee and Lottie DeHines Fuller. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church for 58 years and the Adult # 1 Sunday School Class where he was Treasurer. 'Ham' was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the American Legion Post # 90, and the local Teamsters Union 509. He was a retired truck driver and part-time employee of Alamo and Enterprise Car Rental.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Corley Fuller; sons, Steve Marion Fuller and Mark Dale Fuller of West Columbia; brothers, Herman Fuller of Columbia, Robert Fuller of Goldsboro, NC, and James (Mildred) Fuller of Lufkin, TX; sister, Louise Joles of Louieville, KY; and grandson, Mark Adam Fuller of West Columbia.
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Published in The State on December 28, 2011 

 

Kenneth Alexander Fuller

 

KEMP FULLER Kenneth Alexander "Kemp" Fuller, 79, resident of 217 Georgia Avenue, husband of Frances Runell McCoy Fuller died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Hospice House. Born in Newberry, July 18, 1934, he was a son of the late George Berlie and Zula Odella Stribble Fuller. A graduate of Newberry High School, Mr. Fuller enjoyed playing baseball throughout high school and played semi-professional baseball for the St. Matthews Cardinals from 1951-1955 overcoming the odds that he would play any sport having been diagnosed with Polio at age 7. He went to Area Trade School in Columbia, where he received a certificate in refrigeration. He was a District General Manager for Whiteford's Kentucky Fried Chicken for thirty-eight years. Mr. Fuller was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Woodmen of the World. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Humphries of Newberry and Margie Cannon of Charleston. Surviving in addition to his wife of forty-nine years of the home are a daughter, Boni Davis and husband Rev. Bobby Davis; three grandchildren, Angie Graham and husband Jeff, Jeremy Davis and wife Velvet and Jared Davis and wife Rue; eight great grandchildren, Schanen Sinnott, Ashlen Sinnott, Garrett Graham, Sammantha Moore, Jacob Moore, Christian Davis, Idella Hensley and Connor Davis, all of Ninety Six; two brothers, George Fuller and wife Vernice of Greensboro, NC and Paul Kemper Fuller and wife Linnis of Charlotte; and four sisters, Mary Elise Summer of Newberry, Bobbie Jean Long and husband Derieux of Sumter, Elden Linwood "Woodie" Bedebaugh of Charlotte, NC and Lavenia "Punk" Beck of Newberry. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 PM from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Davis and Rev. Brian Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jamie Brown, David Stevens, Mike Carruth, Scott Calhoun, Jeremy Davis, Jared Davis, Jeff Graham and Schanen Sinnott. Honorary escort will be David and Louise Kelley, Frank Whiteford, Cindy Carruth, Rev. Johnny Waller, Marvin Godfrey, along with all former and current Kentucky Fried Chicken employees. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6-8 PM and at other times at the home. Those desiring may make memorials to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Fuller family. - See more at: http://www.blythfuneralhome.com/obituary/Kenneth-Kemp-Alexander-Fuller/Greenwood-SC/1387906#sthash.PmcdQa0s.dpuf

 

 

William Walter Wessinger

 

William Wessinger SALUDA - William Walter Wessinger, 79, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 20, 2014, as he was surrounded by his loving family at Saluda Nursing Center. He was born June 12, 1934, to the late William A.Z. and Farrah Mae Senn Wessinger. A graduate of Saluda High School, he was associated with his father in the family business, Saluda Ice and Fuel Company. In 1960, William was in the first group of employees when Chemstrand (Monsanto) established its new company in Greenwood, SC. He was an engineering mechanic and retired in 1991 after 31 years of service. He was also a member of the Sharpshooters Quality Circle. He was a charter member of the Saluda Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, Sunday School Director, chairman of Senior Adults and other various committees. He was a charter member of Saluda Civitan Club. He was a kind and compassionate gentleman who lived by the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." A truly genuine family man, William loved and adored his wife, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Lottie Boland Wessinger, daughters, Marcia Penick and her husband Tommy, Karen Rushton and her husband Bruce. Grandchildren are Travis Mitchell (Logan), Chris Mitchell, Britni Tollison (Rusty), Megan Crouch (Jeff) and Kristin Rushton (Hunter Price). Great-grandchildren are Campbell Lee Mitchell, Allie Reece Mitchell and William Tyler Mitchell. He was predeceased by a sister, Emajene W. Crawford. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Ramey Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at the Wessinger home on Woodland Trail. Funeral service will be Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Saluda Baptist Church, 112 West Wheeler Circle. Interment will follow in West Travis Park Cemetery. Anyone that wishes to make memorials may do so to The Saluda Baptist Church Building Improvement Fund. Condolences may be shared online at www.rameyfuneralhome.com

 

 

Annas Long

Annas Long, 94, of Prosperity, died Friday, August 30, 2013, at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

Born on November 27, 1918, in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Belton and Sally Bouknight Long. She was retired from Old School Manufacturing and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Miss Long is survived by four nieces and a nephew.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, September 1, 2013, at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Scott Kierstead. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the family life center. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pallbearers will be Deacons of Bethel Baptist Church.

 

 James (Jim) Fuller


  Services for James (Jim) Fuller, 82, of Lufkin, will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Harmony Hill Baptist Church with Dr. John W. Greene officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Fielder Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Fuller was born December 27, 1931 in Dawkins, South Carolina to the late Lottie (Dehihns) and Willie Lee Fuller. He died Saturday, October 4, 2014 in a Lufkin hospital. Mr. Fuller was a retired civil engineer for the U.S. Forest Service following 32 years of service, and had lived in Lufkin for 37 years. He was a godly man with a true servant's heart. Mr. Fuller served 18 years with Mission Service Corp. in Montana. After returning to Texas, he volunteered with SBTC Disaster Relief for seven years. He was a member and deacon of Harmony Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Fuller was a gentle man who was devoted to his family. He served his country in the United States Army. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mildred Fuller of Lufkin; daughters, Carol A. Holmes of Lufkin, Mary Henson and husband Hilton of Diboll, and Debra Bellamy of Lufkin; son, David Fuller and wife Joy of Lufkin; grandchildren and their spouses, Christina Burkhalter, Charity Fuller, Tenisha and Gary Pierce, Jessica and Jimmy Renteria, Holly Fuller, April and Brian Maddox, William Allen, Charles Holmes, and Carmen Holmes; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Herman R. Fuller; sister, Louise Joles; as well as a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Fuller was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dennis Fuller; and eight brothers and sisters. Pallbearers will be Brian Swetnam, Gary Pierce, Mark Crager, Larry Bonner, Adam Pedrotti, and Wayne Barber. Honorary pallbearers will be Bo Ford, the Deacons of Harmony Hill, and the SBTC Disaster Relief teams. Memorial contributions may be made to SBTC Disaster Relief Ministry, P.O. Box 1988, Grapevine, Texas 76099. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors

 

Fuller, George Esby

Fuller, George Esby

GREENSBORO MR. GEORGE ESBY Fuller, 88, went home to be with the Lord on October 5, 2014 at his residence. He had been in declining health since 2005 due to Alzheimer's. He was born February 14, 1926 in Newberry, South Carolina to George Burley and Zula Strible Fuller. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Martha Humphries (sister), Margie Cannon (sister), and Kenneth "Kemp" Fuller (brother).George is survived by his loving wife of 70 ½ years, Vernice Hamby Fuller; three sons Tony Ray Fuller (Dianne) of Julian, NC, Jerry Wayne Fuller (Libby) of Greensboro, NC, and Robert Warner Fuller (Jackie) of Newnan, GA; five grandchildren Stacy Harvell, Angela Heick, Shae Carter, Jeremy Fuller, and Ryan Pilkenton; eleven great great grandchildren Lindsey Jones, Brooke Carter, Lexie Harvell, Lance Harvell, Benjamin Heick, Alexander Heick, Mandeline Heick, Samuel Fuller, Bailie Fuller, Emma Pilkenton, and Carter Pilkenton; four sisters Elise Summer of Pomaria , SC, Bobbie Jean Long of Sumpter, SC, Elden "Woodie" Bedenbaugh of Charlotte, NC, and Levenia "Punk" Beck of Newberry, SC; brother Paul Kemper "PK" Fuller of Charlotte, NC.George will always be remembered as one who loved the Lord and his family. He loved working in his garden then sharing his harvest. He will also be remembered is one who never met a stranger. For those who had the pleasure of meeting or working with him also recognized his incredible work ethic as well.George retired from Interstate Bakeries in 1971. After his retirement, he owned and operated the Quality Food Market on Summit Ave. in Greensboro.A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Faithway Baptist Church, 610 East Lake Dr. in Greensboro by the Reverend Jim Bledsoe and Elder David Robinette, where George was a faithful member and Deacon. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Faithway Baptist Church.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Faithway Baptist Church or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave. Greensboro, NC 27405.George Brothers Funeral Service is assisting the Fuller family.