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Mrs. Blanche D. Dickert
Newberry - Mrs. Blanche D. Dickert, 76, widow of Wyche Dickert, died Friday. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Jacob F. and Effie Counts Dickert. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles E. Bowers of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Drayton Nance of North; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Hawkins, Mrs. Alice Folk and Mrs. Ruby Trice of Newberry; a brother, Forrest W. Dickert of Newberry. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. Burial will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  (contributed by Cathy Schmidt)

Reba Shealy Dennis
NEWBERRY - Reba Shealy Dennis, 85, of Newberry, widow of Herman W. Dennis, died July 2, 2006 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.  Born in Chapin, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Annie Meetze Hedgepath Shealy. Mrs. Dennis was retired from Kendall Company Oakland Plant and was a member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are a daughter, Ann DeHart of Newberry; sons, Jimmy W. Dennis of Newberry and Marshall Dennis of West Columbia; sisters, Elise Brock and Ernestine Counts both of Newberry; nine grandchildren, Todd Oswald, Amy Orne, Deah Roberts, David Dennis, Alain Dennis, Dale Dennis, Angela Freeman, Allison Dennis and Ashley Dennis; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dennis was predeceased by sisters, Janie Dodgen and Bernice Bedenbaugh and a brother, Leslie Hedgepath.  Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Scott Hill. Burial followed in Rosemont Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Smyrna Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 32 Smyrna Road, Newberry, SC 29108. Active pallbearers were Milton Dennis, Shealy Counts, Joey Bishop, Mike Williams, Bobby Dennis and Tommy Hedgepath. Services were entrusted to McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

Ruby Dennis
NEWBERRY - Services for Ruby C. Dennis, 98, formerly of Dennis Dairy Road, Newberry, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Rosemont Cemetery. The Rev. Dick Albert will officiate. The family is at the residence of her nephew, Belton W. Dennis, 3548 Dennis Dairy Road, Newberry, and they will receive friends from 7-8 this evening at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

Miss Dennis died Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at White Oak Manor in Newberry. Born in Newberry, she was the daughter of the late Zach Wright and Minnie Coates Dennis. Miss Dennis was a graduate of Newberry College and a retired public school teacher and a member of the Retired Teacher's Association. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, where she was a member of the WELCA.

Surviving are nephews, Henry R. Dennis, Anderson, Belton W. Dennis, Newberry; niece, Carolyn C. Findley, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three greatnieces and four greatnephews.

Dr. Elbert Dickert
NEWBERRY - Elbert Jackson Dickert, Jr., M.D. of 1527 Boundary Street, Newberry, died Friday, June 11, 2004 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Dickert was born on October 1, 1921, in Newberry County, a son of the late Elbert Jackson and Geneva Thornton Dickert. He was educated in the Newberry City Schools and was a graduate of Newberry College. In 1945, he received the Doctor of Medicine degree from Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He served his internship at the Columbia Hospital of Richland County in Columbia, South Carolina. Following his internship, he served as a medical officer in the United States Army until his discharge as a Captain in 1948.

In 1948, he returned to Newberry and established a practice of Family Medicine. He was a member of the Newberry County Medical Society, The South Carolina Medical Association, The Southern Medical Association, The American Medical Association, and The American Academy of Family Physicians. He became a Diplomat of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 1973 and was inducted as a Fellow of that organization in 1974.

Dr. Dickert served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Newberry County Memorial Hospital, the Neonatal and Maternal Care Committee of the South Carolina Medical Association and the HRCP Committee of the State Health and Human Services Finance Commission.

In 1992, he received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Newberry College, and in 1998, then-governor David Beasley awarded him The Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest honor for civilian service. On November 24, 1998, the Newberry County Memorial Hospital thanked him for 50 years of service as a Family Physician and for the difference he made in the lives of so many Newberry citizens. In 2000, the Exchange Club celebrated his contribution to the community by awarding him the "Golden Book of Deeds."

In 1944, he married the former Mary Layton of Newberry. They are the parents of two sons and daughters-in-law, Judge Neal Workman Dickert and Floride of Augusta, Georgia, and David Layton Dickert and Barbara of Fenton, Missouri. They are the grandparents of Neal Workman Dickert, Jr. and wife, Rachel of Baltimore, Maryland, and John Elbert Dickert and Mary Catherine Dickert of Fenton, Missouri.

He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, where he actively served on various committees.

Funeral services for Dr. Elbert J. Dickert, Jr. will be conducted at 3:00 P. M. Sunday at Central United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Miller. Interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery.  The family will receive friends after the interment services in Henry Hall of Central United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Foundation, PO Box 497, Newberry, SC 29108, Newberry College, 2100 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108, and the Newberry Opera House Foundation, PO Box 357, Newberry, SC 29108.  Messages to the family may be sent via e-mail at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com. Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College St., Newberry, SC is assisting the family.

.....Elbert Jackson Dickert died at a sanitarium in Asheville NC 11/19/1926 after a year’s illness at age 31 years. The funeral was held at the 1st Baptist Church and burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. He was survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Jake L. Dickert, widow (Nee Miss Geneva Thornton), one child; siblings Coke, Jesse, Forest Dickert, Mrs. Wyche Dickert, Mrs. George Lefler, Mrs. B. P., Ringer, Mrs. William Folk, Miss Julia Dickert and Miss Ruby Dickert.

Arthur Davenport
NEWBERRY - Services for Arthur Lee Davenport, 77, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lower Mount Olive AME Church, Prosperity, with burial in the church cemetery.Viewing will be one hour prior to services at the church. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge.

Mr. Davenport died Friday. Born in Newberry County, he was the son of the late Howard and Lelia Mayers Davenport.

Surviving are wife, Willie Ruff Davenport sons, Arthur Jr., James and Stanley Davenport; daughters, Mary Ann Wise, Irene Davenport, Dianne Bates, Dorothy Culbreath, Lee Etheredge, Nancy Maxfield, Beverly Shorter; brother, Thomas Davenport, 32 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Delene Dickert
NEWBERRY - Services for Delene Chappell Dickert, 40, will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. James Lutheran Church by the Rev. Rodney Gunter. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Chappell Sr., 2227 Springdale Drive, Newberry. Memorials may be made to SCOPA, 1064 Gardner Road, Suite 105, Charleston 29407 or to St. James Lutheran Church, 228 Jalapa Road, Newberry 29108. Whitaker Funeral Home is in charge.

Mrs. Dickert died Friday, September 4, 1999 at her father's residence, 2227 Springdale Drive, Newberry. She was born in Newberry, a daughter of Charles D. Chappell Sr. and the late Joyce Shealy Chappell. She was a graduate of Newberry High School and Midlands Technical College. She was formerly employed by the Newberry County Memorial Hospital as a Histotechnologist and was also employed by the Newberry-Saluda Regional Library. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church.

Besides her father, she is survived by her husband, Dale Dickert of Newberry; sons, Colt Dickert, Reid Dickert, and Codie Dickert, all of Newberry; stepmother, Judy W. Chappell of Newberry; sister, Tessa Chappell of the home; brother, Charlie Chappell of the home; maternal grandmother, Ruth Wallenzine Shealy of Newberry; father and mother-in-law, Ray and Nancy Dickert of Newberry.

Mildred Davenport
PROSPERITY - Services for Mildred E. Wise Davenport, 72, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lower Mount Olive A.M.E. Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge.

Mrs. Davenport died Sunday. Born in Newberry Co., she was a daughter of the late Charlie Wise and Dorothy B. Wise Hardison.

Surviving are sons, Charles, Sammy, Lee and Henry Sam Davenport all of Norristown, Penn. and Arthur Davenport of Prosperity; daughters, Rosette Gallman, Anna Marie Boyd and Claudia Robinson all of Prosperity; stepdaughter, Sadie Gallman of Prosperity; niece, Velma Wise; sisters, Genette Davenport, Margaret Harton and Dottie Cannon.

Bessie Davis
SILVERSTREET - Services for Bessie Mae Davis, 62, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Belmont Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will begin at 1 p.m. Wilson Funeral Home, Newberry, is in charge.

Mrs. Davis died June 19, 2002. Born in Newberry Co., she was a daughter of the late Henry Wilson and Mamie Ezell Cannon.

Surviving are husband, Ernest Davis; sons, Darnell, Anthony, Rickey Davis; daughters, Irene, Ossie, Sheila, Davis, Ernestine Gallman; sisters, Brilliantine Satterwhite, Delores Eggleston; brother, James Cannon Jr.; eight grandchildren.

Arthur Dominick
LAURENS - Services for Arthur Lee Dominick, formerly of Prosperity, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Lower Mt. Olive AME Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Dominick died Friday, April 20, 2001, in Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Newberry Co., he was a son of the late Wade Dominick and Cora Lee Davenport Dominick. He was a member of Lower Mt. Olive AME Church.

Surviving are her son, Arthur Jackson; daughter, Shirley Jackson; seven grandchildren; brother, Elonza Dominick; sisters, Betty Jackson, Many Kibler, Alda Cannon, Christine Austin, Ethleen Austin, Mattie Dawkins; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dr. C.A. Dufford
NEWBERRY - C.A. Dufford, Jr., M.D., 83, of Springfield Place, Newberry, died Monday, January 24, 2005, at his residence.

Dr. Dufford was born July 10, 1921 in Kingstree, South Carolina, a son of the late C.A. Dufford, Sr. and Alma Cole Dufford.

He was a 1942 graduate of Newberry College and entered the US Army. Under an Army program he received his medical degree with a specialization in pediatrics from The Medical College of South Carolina in 1945. After serving in his medical capacity in the army in Japan, he returned to complete a medical residency in Newark, New Jersey and the old Columbia Hospital. Dr. Dufford began his practice in pediatrics in Newberry in 1950 and practiced until January 1997.

In 2003 The Dufford Playground, located on the front lawn of Newberry County Memorial Hospital, was dedicated in honor of the "Baby Doctor" and his 50 years of service to the community's children. "I'm the only person I know who got paid to play. I love those kids," Dufford once said.

Dr. Dufford was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Newberry, The Newberry County Medical Society and The Country Club of Newberry.

A life-long supporter and friend of Newberry College, Dr. Dufford served as a member of the Newberry College Board of Trustees for 23 years from 1954 until 1977. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree in 1998 from his alma mater. Dr. Dufford was also active in athletics at Newberry College, where he helped establish the Indian Club and served as team physician from 1954 until 1998. In his honor, his friends established the C. A. Dufford, Jr. athletic scholarship in 1995. In July 1995 the Dufford siblings (Dr. C.A. Dufford, Jr., Virginia Dufford, Doris Dufford and Dr. W.E. [Bill] Dufford) donated their family home to the College.

Dr. Dufford is survived by his sister Doris Dufford of Newberry and a brother Dr. William E. (Bill) Dufford of Columbia. He was predeceased by a sister, Virginia Dufford.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 25 at the Dufford Alumni House, Newberry College Campus, from 5:30 until 7:30 pm. Funeral services for Dr. C.A. Dufford, Jr. will be conducted at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 26 at A.G. D. Wiles Chapel on the Newberry College campus by the Reverend Steve Counts, pastor of The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Newberry, and the Reverend Dr. Beverly Aurand, Newberry College pastor. Interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to the Newberry College Endowment Fund, 2100 College St. Newberry, SC 29108. Messages to the family may be sent via email at notes @whitakerfuneralhome.com. Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College St., Newberry is assisting the family.

Beulah Davenport
NEWBERRY - Services for Beulah Lenorah Butler Davenport, 99, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at Welch Zion Baptist Church, Newberry. The family will receive friends 6-7 tonight at Palmer Memorial Chapel, Columbia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 3465 Leaphart Rd., West Columbia, SC 29169.

Mrs. Davenport died Saturday. Surviving are her son, Heyward B. Davenport (Barbara) of Teaneck, N.J.; daughter, Frances D. Finney (Ernest Jr.) of Sumter; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; host of relatives and friends.

Chloe Dennis
PROSPERITY - Services for Chloe Moore Dennis, 48, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family suggests that those desiring may make memorials to Bethel Baptist Church or to the Bernice Smith Cancer Fund, 1301 Taylor St., Columbia, SC 29220.

Mrs. Dennis, widow of Bennett C. Dennis, died April 18, 2000. Born in Prosperity, she was a daughter of Myra Bowers Moore and the late George S. Moore. Mrs. Dennis was a manager of the EKG Department at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for 22 years and was co-treasurer of the church. She was also a member of the American Society of Echo Cardiology.

Surviving are her mother of Prosperity; sisters, Ramona Moore of Prosperity, Vivian Gore of Myrtle Beach; brothers, Tommy Moore of Kinards, Randy Moore of Prosperity. She was predeceased by a sister, Crystal M. Franklin.

Harold Eldridge Dehardt
Funeral services for Harold Eldridge Dehardt, 22, who was accidently killed this morning when his car, of which he was driver and sole occupant, struck a tree near the city while he was en route to work, will be held at 3:30 Sunday afternoon from McSwain funeral home with the Rev C. A.  Calcote in charge. Interment will be in Trinity Methodist Church cemetery.

He had received his discharge about three weeks ago after serving  two years in the Pacific theater on a PT boat, with the rating of motor mechinist mate first class. He had three battle stars, two campaign ribbons and the good conduct medal.

Besides his mother, Mrs. Lola Dehardt, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. J.C. Crawford of Rowland, NC ; four brothers, John S. and Clarence B. Dehardt of Newberry, James L. Dehardt of Spartanburg and Pfc David Vernon Dehardt with the army in Okinawa.

J. B. B. Dupree
Died in Newberry District on Wednesday, 3rd December, Mr. J. B. B. Dupree, aged 28 years, 5 months, and 10 days. He has left two young children (both girls), an affectionate wife, a fond and attached mother, brothers and sister, to mourn their loss (Dec. 23, 1851).

John Alfred Denson
Newberry, Nov. 18 - JOHN ALFRED DENSON, 77, died Saturday morning at his home in Whitmire. He was born and reared near Whitmire and spent all his life in or near Whitmire. Funeral services will be conducted at his residence by the REV. LINDLER and the REV. J.R. McKITTRICK. Interment will be in Mt. Taber Methodist church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, MRS. MAGGIE DAVENPORT DENSON: 3 step-children, MRS. CAY BAKER, Newberry, MRS. O.H. SWINDLER, Augusta, Ga., and JAMES L. ADAMS of Whitmire; and one nephew, SIDNEY DENSON of Clinton; 13 grandchildren and 5 gt.

Doney Crain Donkle
NEWBERRY — Services for Doney Crain Donkle will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at Wightman United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Beebe, 181 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070 or the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 7044, Columbia, SC 29202.

Mrs. Donkle, 72, widow of Ollie Donkle, died February 10, 2007. Born in Greer, she was a daughter of the late W.F. Roy and Alice Rollins Crain. She was a graduate of Mountain View High School and Winthrop College. Mrs. Donkle was a former Home Demonstration Agent for the Clemson Extension in Newberry and Saluda Counties and retired as a teacher from the Whitmire Schools. She was a member of Wightman United Methodist Church.

Surviving are sons, Michael W. Donkle of Columbia and Mark E. Donkle and daughter-in-law, LeeAnna Donkle of Newberry; daughters, Martha D. Richardson and son-in-law, Mark A. Richardson, and Anne D. Thomas and son-in-law, Lou Thomas, all of Newberry; sisters, Betty Crain of Greer and Kathleen Crain Forrester of Whittier, NC; a brother, Anthony A. Crain of Pickens; grandchildren, Kirby Richardson, Scott Richardson, Holly Richardson, Jed Donkle, Hannah Donkle, Mark Donkle, Jr., Morgan Thomas and Jenna Thomas.

Celie Eigner Davis
WHITMIRE — Funeral services for Mrs. Celie Eigner Davis, 100, a former resident of Newberry Arms, will be conducted Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Belmont Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7-8 at Pratt Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Davis died Thursday, February 15, 2007. Born in Newberry County (Strother’s Community), on December 15, 1906, she was the daughter of the late David and Lizzie Hodges Eigner. She was the eighth child out of 11 children She was converted at an early age at Fellowship Baptist Church. She later united with Belmont Baptist Church. Mrs. Davis was a member of Women’s Home aid Society #45.

She was the last surviving member of her siblings. Mrs. Davis predeceased her husband, Deacon Press Davis; three children, Rebecca, Robert and John Davis; two grandchildren, Cheryl Lynn Epps and Jimmy Davis; six sisters, Ella, Mary, Lizzie, Adline, Nancy and Idella; four brothers, Dr. Arthur, David, Asa and Orlander Eigner.

Surviving are two devoted daughters, Eliza D. Epps of Whitmire; Elizabeth Davis of Phila., PA; four grandchildren, David (Evelyn) Epps of Medford, NJ, Cynthia (Harold) Riegel of Winnsboro, SC, Janice Epps of Whitmire, Solomon Nelson of Newberry; eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one sister-in-law, a number of loving nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

F.B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements

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 of 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 (contributed by Cathy Schmidt)

Jacob L. Dickert
Jacob Lemual "Uncle Jake" Dickert, 91, died Friday night in the Newberry County Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Newberry County, the son of the late Jesse C. and Nancy Setzler Dickert. Before retirement he was a farmer and merchant and at one time a member of the city police force. He was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church, having been a member since 1897. He served as deacon and as president of the Men's Bible Class. He presided over the class last Sunday. He was also a member of the choir for many years.  Mr. Dickert was twice married first to Mrs. Effie Counts Dickert who died in 1932, and then to Mrs. Annie Suber Dickert, who survives. Survivors also include three sons, and six daughters from his first marriage, Forrest W., Coke S., and Dr. Jesse L. Dickert, all of Newberry, and Mrs. Jesse Frank Hawkin, Mrs. Bunyan Ringer and Mrs. Ruby Trice, all of Newberry, Mrs. William Folk of Monks Corner, Mr. Wyche Dickert of Columbia and Mrs. Albert Ezell of Aiken; one brother, John H. Dickert of Silverstreet; 10 grandchildren, and ? great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday from the First Baptist Church by the Rev. C. ? Lamoreux. Interment was in Rosemont Cemetery.  Active pallbearers were Ray Dickert, Charlie Bowers, Dr. E. J. Dickert, Carl Ringer, James Ringer, and William Folk, Jr.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were the members of the Mens Bible Class and the deacons of the First Baptist Church, Dr. E. ? Moore and Dr. E. G. Able.  Assisting with the flowers were the grandchildren, the wives of the grandsons and the nieces. Whitaker Funeral Home in charge. PHOTO  (contributed by Cathy Schmidt)

Mrs. Ruth Dickert

Mrs. Ruth Leavell Dickert, 62, died Wednesday at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Dickert was born in Easley, the daughter of the late Robert Evans and Kate Folger Leavell. She was the owner of the Newberry Drug Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev J. Anderson Bass. Interment was in Rosemont Cemetery. Active pallbearers were S. D. Paysinger, W. S. Gordon, Jr, Roy Anderson, Dr. E.J. Dickert, Emmett Nichols, Robert Creekmore, Brown Morris, and H. Bernard Leopard. Whitaker Funeral Home in charge. (contributed by Cathy Schmidt)

Elbert J. Dickert

Elbert J. Dickert, a popular young business man of Newberry, died at a sanitarium in Ashewille Friday afternoon about 5 o'clock, after an illness of about a year's duration, in the 31st year of his age. The remains were brought to his home in Newberry and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Baptist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. E. Burts, assisted by the pastor of O'Neall Street Methodist church, Rev. W. O. Webb; interment at Rosemont cemetery immediately following the services at the church.

Mr. Dickert was a World War veteran, having served as lieutenant in the coast artillery overseas with much distinction, and was popular and very much liked by his comrades, and before his illness took a great interest in the local post of American Legion.

He leaves surviving him, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake L. Dickert, a widow, who before her marriage was Miss Geneva Thornton, and one child, also the following brothers and siters: Coke, Jesse and Forest Dickert; Mrs. Wyche Dickert, Mrs. George Lefler, Mrs. B. P. ringer, Mrs. William Folk and Misses Julia and Ruby Dickert.

Mr. Dickert was a member of the First Baptist church, this city, and at the time he was taken ill was a teacher in the Sunday school. He was also a member of Amity Lodge No. 57, A. F. M., and also a Shriner.

The great esteem in which he was held in the community was evidenced by the great number of friends and acquaintances attending his funeral and the number of most beautiful floral designs. (contributed by Cathy Schmidt)

Marie Dickert
Miss Marie Dickert of 1618 Gladden St., Columbia, owner and operator of Marie Dickert Millinery, died Sunday night at the Columbia Hospital after suffering a heart attack Saturday. She was born in Pomaria, a daughter of the late Goerge Marion and Alice Cannon Dickert. She spent most of her life in Columbia, and was a member of st. Paul's Lutheran Church. She had operated her shop at 1229 Hampton St., Columbia, for the past 27 years. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Earl B. Slight Sr. and Mrs. Beryl D. Smith, both of Columbia; one brother, G. Robert Dickert of Colulmbia; and the following nieces and nephews, Earl B. Sligh Jr., Mrs. Moody S. McElveen and Mr. Donal D. Smith, all of Columbia, Mr. M. Bartow Dickert and Mrs. Frang U. Hayes, both of Ann Arbor, Mich. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel.

Ruth DeHart
NEWBERRY - Services for Ruth Derrick DeHart, 82, formerly of 2986 Dennis Dairy Road, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Floyd Sides. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 this evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1307 Drayton Street, Newberry, SC 29108.
Mrs. DeHart, widow of Horace DeHart, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001 in White Oak Manor, Newberry. Born in Saluda County, she was a daughter of the late Joe D. and Ollie Lybrand Derrick.
Surviving are sons and daughter-in-law, Robert and Marcy DeHart, Pomaria, James (Buddy) DeHart, Newberry; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Randy Moore, Prosperity; sister, Gerlie Bouknight, Newberry; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Mrs. DeHart was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Hill.

John Daniel Davis

AUGUSTA - Services for John D. "J.D." Davis, 49, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 tonight at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Telfair St.

Mr. Davis died Monday. Born in Newberry, he was a son of Ethel C. Mayer. He was a graduate of Midlands Technical College. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Jane C. Davis; son, John Robert Davis; daughter, Amber Virginia Davis; brother, Robert N. Davis; sisters, Susan D. Summer, Annie Laurie D. Dorroh.

William Dickert
William G. Dickert, 81, of 1812 Montgomery St., Newberry died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center.
Mr. Dickert was born on July 17, 1921, in Newberry, SC, a son of the late Yancy T. and Annie Sligh Dickert. He was an U.S. Army Air Corp. veteran of WW II and he was a retired employee of General Motors. He was a member of Epting Memorial United Methodist Church, Amity Masonic Lodge #87, and Order of the Eastern Star, Newberry Chapter #226.
Mr. Dickert is survived by his wife Ellen W. Dickert of the home; a daughter, Barbara J. Warner of Wayland MI; a son, William G. Dickert of Los Gatos, CA; three brothers, Dan Dickert and Roland Dickert both of Newberry and Yancy Dickert of Midlands MI; six grandchildren and spouse, Oliver Dickert, David and Corrine Larson, Jamie Duncan, Christopher Larson, Reed Dickert, and Bradley Warner; and 2 great grandchildren, Kirsten and Mark Larson.  Funeral services for William G. Dickert will be conducted at 4:00 P. M. Tuesday at Ebenezer United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rebecca Huguley and the Rev. Tony Rowell.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P. M. Monday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence, 1812 Montgomery Street, Newberry.  Messages to the family may be sent via email at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com.  Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College Street, Newberry, SC is assisting the family. (contributed by Dean Long)

Janie Thomasson Davis
Mrs. Janie Thomasson Davis, 81, of 1613 Nance Street, widow of Munson P. Davis, died Sunday morning at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Davis was born in Newberry County, the daughter of the late A. C. and Texie E. Wilson Thomasson. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Lucy Epps Bible Class, and the Golden Age Fellowship.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. C. H. (Annie Laurie) Graham of Rochelle, Ga., Mrs. R. A. (Eva James) Wherry of Spartanburg, and Mrs. N. B. (Janie) Warren, Jr. of Newberry; one son, Neal Davis of Newberry; one sister, Mrs. Maggie T. Hartley of Newberry; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 5:00 p.m. today (Monday) at Whitaker Funeral Home by Rev. John Younginer. Interment was in Rosemont Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Frank Thomasson, David Warren, Robert Davis, Danny Davis, William M. Riebe, James D. Carlisle, Henry Summer, and Arthmur Thomasson.
Whitaker Funeral Home, Inc. in charge.

William Calvin DeHart
NewberryWilliam Calvin DeHart, 91, of 12009 S.C. Highway 121, died July 1, 2001, at his home.
Born in Newberry County, he was a son of the late James Langford and Mary Helen Bobb DeHart.
Survivors: wife, Lollage Wicker DeHart, daughters, Nancy (Carroll) Clem and Carolyn (Melvin) Mooney, both of Greenwood siblings, Sara (Everton) Cook, Helen New and Jesse DeHart and three grandchildren.
Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Service: 4 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial: Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Memorials: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2496 S.C. Highway 773, Pomaria, SC.

Lollage Wicker DeHart
NEWBERRY - Services for Lollage W. DeHart will be at 3 PM Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2496 S.C. Highway 773, Pomaria, 29126.
Mrs. DeHart, 84, widow William DeHart, died January 8, 2005. Born in Pomaria, Mrs. DeHart was a daughter of the late George and Alberta Wicker Wicker. She was a homemaker and a life long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Ladies Bible Class.
She is survived by daughters; Nancy (Carroll) Clem and Carolyn (Melvin) Mooney, both of Greenwood; grandchildren, Pace Clem of Rock Hill, Valerie Bassett and her husband Kevin of Summerville, and Stuart Hawkins and his wife Angie of Greenville; and a great- granddaughter, Marley Ann Bassett. www.mcswainevans.com

Mrs. C. C. Dickert
Mrs. C. C. Dickert, the wife of Mr. H. A. Dickert, died at her home four miles from the city, on the Asylum road, at 8 o'clock Saturday night after an illness of about eight months. She was 45 years of age, and is survived by her husband and six children. At the time of her death she was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran church of this city, having had her membership transferred from St. Peter's Lutheran church in the Meetze neighborhood in Lexington county. The funeral services were held at her late residence at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, being conducted by the Rev. W. H. Greever, pastor of St. Paul's. The interment will take place at St. Peter's church on Monday morning at 19 o'clock at which time the burial services will be conducted by the Rev. J. A. Cromer, pastor of that church.

Fannie Dickert
Chappells, Feb. 27 - Mrs. Fannie Dickert died at her home, near here, at 3:30 o'clock thursday afternoon, after a short illness. Mrs. Dickert is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Keisler of Columbia, Mrs. J. M. Dickert of Atlanta and Miss Fleta Igleberger (Eichelberger), who lived with her. Her body was buried at Newberry Saturday.

David Augustus Dickert
Newberry, Oct. 4 - Col. D. A. Dickert died this morning at 6 o'clock at his home in this city in the 74th year of his age, of heart failure. He had been in feeble health for some months, but was able to be up. He was on the streets Wednesday for some time, going home at the close of the day. He was in good spirits and appeared to be stronger than for some time. Thursday morning at 6 o'clock he was taken suddenly ill, and lived only a few minutes. He had suffered with heart trouble some years and recently only his indomitable will and his refusal to give up kept him going.

The funeral service will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock and the interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Colonel Dickert is survived by his wife and by three children by a former marriage - J. Roland Dickert of Columbia, Mrs. Amos Wells of Minneapolis, Minn., and Miss Lucille Dickert of Newberry.

Colonel Dickert is a native of this county, having been born and reared in the Broad River section; and the larger portion of his life was spent in the country on his plantation. On June 2, 1861, at the age of 18, he enlisted in Company H, Third South Carolina Volunteers, at Lightwood Knot Springs. The larger portion of the company of 73 were from Lexington County, and Drury Nunnamaker was captain. He resigned at the reorganization, April 13, 1862, and J. P. Summer succeeded him. He was killed at Fairfax Court House, Va., and was succeeded by George S. Swygert, who was afterward badly wounded and disabled, and resigned, being succeeded by D. A. Dickert. Captain Dickert had been wounded at Savage Station, Fredericksburg and the Wilderness before his promotion, and was wounded afterwards.

Company H was in many battles and desperate ones. Of the 73 men who enlisted at Lightknot Springs, at the organization of the company, only two returned home after going through the war without wounds. Of the 147 members the company had upon reorganization, May 5, 1862, 21 were killed, five died of disease, five had a leg or one had an arm amputated and 33 were wounded. William Monts had five sones in this company, one was killed, three died of disease and one, John W. Monts, was desperately wounded.

After the war Colonel Dickert returned to the farm. He played a gallant part in the troubles of Ku Klux and reconstruction times, and in the redemption of the State, in 1876, was a famous leader of the Red Shirts. He knew no fear and was a hard fighter. The title 'colonel' was given him by common consent as a tribute to his soldierly qualities and his war record; but he really acted as colonel of the galliant old Third in several battles.

Colonel Dickert wrote a good deal in his time - mostly short articles for the newspapers; he wrote readily and with considerable vigor of style. He wrote a history of the Third Regiment, which was published in book for.

Colonel Dickert was greatly esteemed as a brave Confederate soldier, and one of the chapters of the Children of the Confederacy of this city is named in his honor. He was well known in the county and State, and many hearts are sad at his passing.

Wilson H. Dickert
W. H. Dickert died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. James F. Edens, Jr., 360 Woodward avenue, Atlanta, Friday evening at 8:40 of acute pneumonia. Mr. Dickert has been in ill health for the past few years. He was 76 years of age. He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and five sons and four daughers: D. M. Dickert, J. S. Dickert, Mrs. Mamie Boinest, Mrs. S. ? Spence, Mrs. Lottie Ethredge, Mrs. James F. Edens, Jr., of Atlanta, D. G. Dickert of Alexandria, Va; C. J. Dickert and George T. Dickert of Maron. Mr. Dickert was a native of South Carolina, having moved to Atlanta twenty-five years ago. He was a member of the English Lutheran church, and a Confederate veteran. The funeral services will be held at the English Lutheran church, Trinity avenue and Capitol place, Sunday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock. Funeral service will be conducted by Rev. W. C. Schaefer, Jr. Interment will be at Newberry, S.C.

Mrs. Christina Dickert
Died, November 19th, Mrs. Christian (Christina) Dickert, consort of Mr. George H. Dickert, of Newberry District, aged 38 years 4 months and 25 days.

Mrs. Fletcher B. Dickert

Mrs. F. B. Dickert Passes Suddenly - Leave Child Four Months Old

Mrs. Fletcher B. Dickert, 26 years of age, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon at her home, 2220 Clark street. Mrs. Dickert became ill last Thursday, but her condition was not regarded as serious. Abut 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon a turn was suddenly made for the worse and she died within a very few minutes. Her husband and their little daughter had just left the house and before they could be summoned Mrs. Dickert was dead. Besides her husband she is survived by two children, one little girl 10 years old and a child four months old. Mrs. E. B. Goldman, her mother, was with her at the time of her death.

The family originally came from Newberry, and funeral arrangements had not been made last night. It is probable that interment will be in Newberry. George Y. Dickert, Mr. Dickert's father, is a member of the Newberry police force.

Elizabeth Chandler Davenport
Newberry, May 16 - Miss Bettie Davenport, aged about 27, died Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Davenport, at Belfast after an illness of several months. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. R. H. Burris, assisted by the Rev. E. V. Babb, Sunday afternoon and the interment was in the Bush River church cemetery. She is survived by her parents and three brothers and two sisters.

Sarah Greneker Davis
Newberry, Oct 10 - After an illness of only a few hours Mrs. C. C. Davis died this afternoon at 1 o'clock. Mrs. Davis was before her marriage to Mr. C. C. Davis, the well known contractor of this city, Miss Sara Greneker, the daughter of Mr. Thos. Greneker, who was for many years connected with journalism here. She leaves a husband and four small children, one of them an infant, only a few hours old, and many relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

Mary C. Dickert
Mrs. Mary C. Dickert, wife of Capt. D. A. Dickert, died very suddenly last Saturday night, July 5th.

Yancey Jackson "Jack" Dickert
MIDLAND, Mich. - Yancey Jackson (Jack) Dickert, 90, died Friday, August 17 (2007) in Midland, MI. He was born June 7, 1917, in Newberry, SC, to the late Yancey T. and Annie (Sligh) Dickert and married to the late Dorothy (DeeDee) Newcomer. Mr. Dickert was a graduate of Newberry College and earned a master's degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. He worked as a chemist with the S.C. Dept. of Agriculture before enlisting in the Army Air Corps during WWII. After the war, he worked for Dow Chemical, Midland, MI, becoming a senior research chemist. There he helped develop many products, including the amino acid, Lysine. In 1980, Mr. Dickert retired from Dow and focused on his family's genealogy, publishing three books on the Dickert and Sligh families. Mr. Dickert was a charter member of the Newberry Genealogical Society and belonged to the Dutch Fork and Lexington societies. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Midland. He is survived by daughters, Wanda Jones, Ginny McCormick, Pamela Allen, and Kathleen Bee; eight grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Roland Dickert, sisters, Harriett Smith and Mary Louise Smith, a sister-in-law, Lera Dickert. He was predeceased by his wife, his sisters, Nellie Dickert and Roberta West; and brothers, Bill Dickert and Dan Dickert, all of Newberry. Funeral services are Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at First United Methodist Church, conducted by Dr. Charles Keyworth. Smith-Minor Funeral Home is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Newberry College, 2100 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Myrtle Summer Gilliam Dawkins
NEWBERRY -- Services for Myrtle Summer Gilliam Dawkins will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday at St. Philip's Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Improvement Fund or Bus Fund, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Mrs. Dawkins, 90, widow of Duane Gilliam and Marvin William Dawkins, died February 22, 2007. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Charlie William and Mattie Estelle Shealy Summer. Mrs. Dawkins had retired from Joanna Textile Mill. She was a member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Adult B Sunday School class and the Joy Fellowship.

Surviving are a daughter, Annie Estelle Gilliam Wicker and her husband, Ralph of Newberry; stepdaughters, Barbara Brown of Newberry; grandchildren, Robert E. (Jennifer) Gilliam, Jr., Brett A. (Susan) Wicker, Rocky A. Wicker and Wendy W. (Bob) Snelgrove; greatgrandchildren, Kristen Wicker, Kayla Snelgrove and Gage Gilliam; stepgrandchildren, Michael Brown, Tina B. Scott and Christal Brotherton; step-great-grandchildren, Tyler Scott, Hannah Scott, Johanna Brotherton and Alana Brown. Mrs. Dawkins was predeceased by sons, Duane O'Merle Gilliam and Robert Earl Gilliam, a step-daughter, Betty Brotherton and a granddaughter, Kathy Bergen. She was the last surviving sibling having been predeceased by brothers, Tom Summer, W.D. Summer, Beaman Summer and George R. Summer and sisters, Ruby Graham and Annie Dominick. www.mcswainevans.com

James Luther Dominick, Jr.
GREENVILLE, SC -- James Luther Dominick, Jr., 61, of 9 Stonehedge Drive, died at his home July 20, 2004, following a short illness. Born in Prosperity, SC, he was the son of Estelle McCartha Dominick of Prosperity and the late James Luther Dominick, Sr. He was the son-in-law of Thelma H. Duncan of Greenville and the late Heyward E. Duncan. Mr. Dominick attended Mid-Carolina High School and Newberry College. He was employed by Prudential C. Dan Joyner for over thirty years, where he worked in residential sales. He was appointed by Governor Riley as the first public member to the South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineer and Land Surveyors, where he served in this capacity for seventeen years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for thirty years. Surviving in addition to his mother and mother-in-law, are his wife, Sara Duncan Dominick, and daughter, Sara Janice Dominick of Columbia. Services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Susan Crowell and the Rev. Shannon Mullen officiating. Burial following at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family is at the home and will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. at the Mackey Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Hospice, 414-A Pettigru Street, Greenville, SC 29601; or the Cancer Society of Greenville, 113 Mills Avenue, Greenville, SC 29605; or to the charity of one's choice.

James Dominick
NEWBERRY - James E. "Tank" Dominick, 43, of 1772 Colony Church Road, Newberry, died Friday, January 27, 2006, in Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Dominick was born in Newberry, a son of Eula Mae Wicker Dominick and the late Jacob James Dominick. He was an employee of Kibler's Inc. for 24 years. He was a member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church, Amity Masonic Lodge #87, Newberry Chapter #226 of the Order of the Eastern Star and was an associate member of the S.C. Callers Association. Mr. Dominick is survived by his mother of Newberry; his wife, Abby Dowd Dominick of Newberry; one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Mark McMurtury of Whitmire; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Mark A. Dominick of Newberry and Bobby and Paula Dominick of Whitmire; four nieces; four nephews; and a number of adopted nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.. Monday at Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence, 1772 Colony Church Road, Newberry. Memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108. Messages to the family may be sent via email at notes@whitaker funeralhome.com. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, is assisting the family.

Cathy Long Dowd
Mrs. Cathy Long Dowd, 49, of 2024 Hughey Ferry Rd., Pomaria, died Monday, Sept. 9, at her residence. Born in Newberry, Mrs. Dowd was a daughter of Mrs. Elvie Shealy Long Kinard and the John Jacob Long. She was an employee of Fulmer Building Supply and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Mrs. Dowd is survived by her husband, Barry Dowd; her mother of Pomaria; a son, Alex Dowd of Pomaria; a daughter, Shannon D. Smith of Pomaria; two sisters, Helen L. Wicker and Marilyn L. Seybt, both of Pomaria and a brother, Roy Long of Pomaria. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Rev. Brent Nichols. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is at her residence and will receive friends at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home tonight from 6 until 8 p.m. It is requested that those desireing to make memorials may do so to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2496 Highway 773, Pomaria, S.C. 29126. Active pallbearers: Lowell Dowd, Nathan Wicker, Daniel Wicker, Bryan McGlohorn, Jonathan McGlohorn and Will Seybt. 

Helen Beryl Cromer Doolittle
POMARIA - Services for Helen Beryl Cromer Doolittle, 89, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Enoree Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Enoree Baptist Church, c/o Reba Lake, 5101 Jollystreet Road, Newberry, SC 29108 or to the charity of one's choice. Mrs. Doolittle widow of Bart N. Doolittle, died July 13, 2004. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late George Edward and Eva Sanders Cromer. Mrs. Doolittle had retired from Central Soya. She was a member of Enoree Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for a number of years and served on various committees. Surviving are twin daughters, Molly and Polly Doolittle of the home; sister, Ann Arial of Pomaria, brother, Charlie S. Cromer of Pomaria, a special nephew, Phillip Cromer of Pomaria; special great-nephews, Benjie Cromer and his wife, Shannon of Little Mountain and Brandon Cromer of Clemson. She was predeceased by brothers, W. Roy Cromer and her twin brother, George Earl "Bud" Cromer and sisters, Ida Graham and Ethel Mae Roof. 

Rev. Wilson C. Dickert 
The Rev. Wilson C. Dickert, 77, Reading, died March 1 at 11:10 a.m. in Reading Hospital, where he had been a patient since Feb. 25.  His wife, Joyce M. (Kummell) Dickert, died Dec. 20.  Born in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Wilson C. Dickert Sr. and Bessie I. (Crump) Dickert.  Dickert was a parish minister for 16 years in Dorsey, Md., and Lycoming, Centre and York counties, retiring in 1970.  He was later employed for more than 12 years as a caseworker by the state Department of Public Welfare, retiring in the 1980s.  Dickert was a member of the Memorial Church of the Holy Cross United Methodist Church, Reading.

He was a 1946 graduate of Calvin Coolidge High School, Washington, and a 1951 graduate of Albright College with a bachelor's degree in English. Dickert was a 1954 graduate of the Evangelical School of Theology at Albright College with a bachelor's degree in divinity.  Surviving are three daughters: Dorothy C. (Dickert) Stewart, Miami; Elizabeth D. (Dickert) Massa, Alburtis, Lehigh County; and Sarah V. (Dickert) Fretz, Reading.  Other survivors include three grandsons.  He was predeceased by two daughters, Marian C. Dickert, in 1992 and Kathryn L. (Dickert) Wrage, on Nov. 16.  Memorial services will be March 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Cross UM Church. Bean Funeral Homes Inc., Reading, is in charge of arrangements. (contributed by Elizabeth Dickert Massa)

Wilson Chappell Dickert Funeral Rites Tomorrowcontributed by Elizabeth Dickert Massa

Funeral services for Wilson Chappell Dickert, 44, chief pharmacist's mate, U.S.N., of 719 Sheridan street N.W., will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the S. H. Hines funeral home. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery. Mate Dickert died Thursday [sic. correction - died on Monday] of a cerebral hemorhage [sic] in Bethesda Naval Medical Center.  A District resident for many years, Mate Dickert had retired from the Navy in 1939 after 20 years' service. He returned to active duty the same year then the imminence of war became apparent. He was a member of Lebanon Lodge, No. 7, of the Masonic order.  Mate Dickert is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie C. Dickert,; a son, Wilson Chappell Dickert, jr.; his father, Daniel C. Dickert of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. James H. McCrary of Bristol, Tenn.; Mrs. H. Burdge Caton of Suffolk, Va.; Mrs. Ora D. Brawner of Alexandria, Va.; Mrs. Beulah D. Kent and Miss Eddie Dickert of Washington, and two brothers, Lt. Comdr. A. L. Dickert, U.S.N., of Seattle, and Lt. Comdr. D. C. Dickert, jr., of New Orleans.

Wilson C. Dickert's Family Tree:
Peter Dickert m. Anna Stockman
-- David Dickert m. Sarah Suber
    -- Wilson Dickert m. Elizabeth Epting
        -- Daniel Dickert m. Marion Chappell
            --  Wilson Chappell Dickert (above obit) m. Bessie Crump
                 -- Wilson C. Dickert (above obit) m. Joyce Kummell
                      -- Elizabeth Dickert
 

Sara Day
NEWBERRY - Sara Mae Kinard Day, 84, of 5922 Jollystreet Road, Newberry, widow of H.C. Day, died Sunday, October 26, 2003, at the home of her daughter, Karen Day in Columbia.  Mrs. Day was born on August 7, 1919, in Prosperity, a daughter of the late George I. and Carrie Mae Sligh Kinard. She retired from Central Drug Store and Main Street Pharmacy. After retirement she worked for Super Exterminating Company. She was a member of Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church, W.E.L.C.A., Cirle # 1, Adult Sunday School Class and the church choir.

Mrs. Day is survived by a daughter, Karen Day of Columbia; special nieces and nephews, B.L. and Dale Brown of Newberry and C.L. "Duck" and Sally Kinard of Irmo; a granddog, Luke. She was predeceased by four brothers, J. Ernest Kinard Sr., Ira. H. "Bub" Kinard, Clarence L. "Sam" Kinard and Otis C. "Kid" Kinard.

Funeral services for Sara Mae K. Day will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church by the Rev. Norman L. Deal. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6-7:30 tonight at Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence, 5922 Jollystreet Road, Newberry.  Memorials may be made to Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church Bus Fund, 3124 Bachman Chapel Road, Prosperity, SC 29127. Messages to the family may be sent via email at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com. Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College Street, Newberry, is assisting the family.

John Derrick
PROSPERITY - Services for John Clayton Derrick, 18, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 6-7:30 tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

Mr. Derrick died Wednesday, May 15, 2002. Born in Newberry, he was a son of James Paul Derrick and Cathy Frick Cromer. He was a member of Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church and Duck's Unlimited.

Surviving are father and stepmother, Karen L. Derrick, of Prosperity; mother of Little Mountain; sisters, Missy Wooten and Jessie Derrick of Prosperity; stepsister, Brandi Clark of Newberry; stepbrother, Neal Clark of Newberry; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John William Frick of Little Mountain; paternal grandmother, Ernestine Derrick Bedenbaugh of Prosperity; paternal great-grandparents, Tommie Lee Kinard of Prosperity, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie P. Derrick of Newberry; nephew, Micah James Wooten of Prosperity.

Curtis Dase
NEWBERRY - Services for Curtis M. Dase will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hannah AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the home of her sister, 209 Nance Street, Newberry. F.B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home is in charge.

Ms. Dase died October 13, 2001. Born in Newberry Co., she was a daughter of the late Robert Deas and Bessie Bobo.

Surviving are sisters, Mildred Simpkins, Mable Cureton, Hattie Lake, Helen Fielding, Barbara Deas, Dorothy Custis and Margaret Ruth; brothers, Willie and Ernest Deas; two aunts; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins

Nellie Davis
EASTOVER - A graveside service for Nellie Mayes Baker Davis, 76, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Beth Eden Lutheran Church Cemetery, Newberry. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.

Mrs. Davis, wife of the late Leonard Dean Davis, died Friday, January 30, 2004. Born in Newberry County, she was the daughter of the late Edmund Brice Baker and Minnie Louise Worthy Bogue.

Surviving are son, M. Dean Davis of Orangeburg; daughter, Billie Jean Wells of Eastover; and grandchildren, Christopher Dean Bell and Deborah Elizabeth Mitchell.

Beth Derrick
CHAPIN - A graveside service for Beth Suzanne Derrick, 36, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2002 in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today, May 5, 2002 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes, Chapin Chapel.

Ms. Derrick died Saturday, May 4, 2002. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of Jerald E. Derrick and the late Cynthia Keisler Derrick. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her father and stepmother, Jerald E. and Nell Derrick of Chapin and maternal grandparents, Willie and Earlina Keisler of Swansea.

Clarence DeHart
NEWBERRY - Services for Clarence B. DeHart, 89, of 621 Hillbrook Lane, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Whitaker Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Van Thomas. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the residence, 621 Hillbrook Lane. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 67, Newberry, SC 29108 or to The Newberry County Rescue Squad, 2308 Johnstone Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Mr. DeHart died Thursday, February 1, 2001 in Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born in Newberry County, he was a son of the late Charles S. and Lola Bishop DeHart. He was a retired building contractor, having worked for 45 years. Mr. DeHart was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Chesley Cannon Bible Class. He was a former City Council member for Ward #4 and he was a former member of the Newberry College Indian Club. He received the Master Gardener Award in 1986.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Reighley DeHart of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly D. and Johnnie Pitts of Silverstreet; sons and daughter-in-law, Larry B. and Margaret S. DeHart of Pomaria and Bobby C. DeHart of Newberry; grandchildren, Denise Pitts, Bridget Bouknight, Mary Elizabeth "Libby" DeHart, all of Newberry and Johnny Pitts of Silverstreet; great-granddaughter, Taylor Ann Bouknight of Newberry. He was predeceased by brothers, Eldridge DeHart, Everette DeHart, Johnnie DeHart, James DeHart and Vernon DeHart and a sister, Estelle DeHart Crawford.

Louise Cromer Dominick
NEWBERRY - Louise Cromer Dominick, 84, 228 Bill Dominick Road, Newberry, widow of William M. Dominick, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Dominick was born on July 31, 1922, in Lexington County, a daughter of the late Forrest and Minnie Fulmer Cromer. She was a retired employee from the Kendall Company, Oakland Mill and was a member of Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church, the Adult Sunday School Class where she was secretary for more than 30 years, past president of West End Seniors, sang with the R.S.V.P. Singers and was an avid Bingo player.

She is survived by a daughter, Jeanette Harmon of Newberry; a son, Curtis L. (Patti) Dominick of Newberry; a sister, Ruby C. Lee of Newberry; four grandchildren, Travis (Cynthia) Harmon of Greenville, Trudy (Brock) Longshore of Newberry, Jason Dominick of Seoul, South Korea and Jodi Dominick of Columbia; two great-grandchildren, Michael Harmon and Rachel Harmon of Greenville. She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Terry Harmon, and her step-mother, Edy Adams Cromer.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church by the Rev. Dr. Robert E. McCollum. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Memorials may be made to Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1307 Drayton St. Newberry, SC 29108.

Pallbearers will be Alan Lee, Randall Lee, Keith Dominick, Jimmy Dominick, James Fulmer, Heyward Fulmer, Eddie Fulmer and Randall Fulmer. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Sunday School Class of Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church, the West End Seniors, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Fulmer, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Finney, Carol Fulmer, Vonnie Fulmer, Diane Vining, Brian and Erica Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Fulmer and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Franklin.

Messages to the family may be sent via e-mail at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com Whitaker Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Henley L. Davenport
Newberry Henley L. Davenport, 83, of 3123 Priscilla St., died June 30, 2002, at Self Memorial Regional Hospital.   He was a son of the late Walter A. and Laberta Long Davenport. Veteran: U.S. Air Force, World War II.   Survivors: Wife of 61 years, Esther Hendrix Davenport sons, Jerry Davenport and Nick Davenport, both of Newberry nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Visitation: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Whitaker Funeral Home. Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Newberry A.R. Presbyterian Church. Burial: Rosemont Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, c/o Myra Addy, 2230 Glenn St., Newberry, SC 29108.

Tom W. 'Sarge' Davis Sr.
Greenville Tom W. "Sarge" Davis Sr., of 7 Mission St., died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.   He was retired from Greenville City Water Works.

Surviving are his wife, Willie Bell Davis of the home daughters, Peggie Davis, Rosetta D. Lloyd, Willie Mae D. Bonaparte and Norma Jean Davis, all of Greenville sons, Tom W. Davis Jr. of Fountain Inn, John Willie "Jack" Davis of Greenville grandsons reared in the home, Paul Lester Davis, Shannon "TT" Davis and Clyde "Red" Davis, all of Greenville sisters, Lou Amy Chalmers of Newberry, Jonell Winlock of Travelers Rest, and Rosa Mae Green of Greenville 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 2:30 to 3 p.m. today at Watkins Garrett & Woods Mortuary. Funeral service: 3 p.m. today in the mortuary chapel. Burial will be in Bush River Baptist Church Cemetery, Newberry. Memorials: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2496 S.C. Highway 773, Pomaria, SC.


Marilyn Dominick
Marilyn Fipps Dominick, 61, wife of Gerald A. Dominick, died Dec. 17, 2004, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning, Dec. 20, 2004, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Silverstreet Lutheran Church cemetery in Newberry, S.C., Monday afternoon at 3:30. Friends may call at Parks Funeral Home today from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lutheran Hospice, 753 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Suite 100, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, or to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 206 Central Ave., Summerville, SC 29483.

Mrs. Dominick was born Oct 21, 1943, in Horry County, a daughter of Leroy Fipps and Dolly Hodge Fipps. She was a homemaker and member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald A. Dominick of Summerville; two daughters, Robin D. Still and husband, Timothy, of Cumming, Ga., and Meloney D. Timmons and husband, Jimmy, of Bonneau, S.C.; one sister, Diane F. Stephens, of Loris, S.C.; five grandchildren, Karianne E. Still, Natalie G. Still, Joshua A. Still and Dominick B. Still, of Cumming, Ga. and Rachel N. Timmons of Bonneau, S.C. She was predeceased by her brother, Garland L. Fipps.  Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home Inc., 130 West 1st North St., Summerville, SC (803)873-3440.

Earnestine Dewalt
NEWBERRY - Services for Earnestine Boyd Dewalt, 44, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hannah AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. F.B. Pratt and Son Funeral Home is in charge.

Mrs. Dewalt died August 29, 2001. Born in Newberry County, she was a daughter of Earnest and Bessie Mae Boyd. She was a member of United Church of God.

Surviving are husband, Claude Dewalt Sr.; son, Claude Dewalt Jr.; daughter, Zelma Dewalt; stepdaughter, Sabrin Dewalt; parents; four sisters; three brothers; ten aunts; five uncles; nieces and nephews.

Allen Dominick
SILVERSTREET — J. Allen Dominick, 89, of 157 Lester Street, Silverstreet, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, in White Oak Manor in Newberry.

Mr. Dominick was born on July 2, 1914, in Newberry County, a son of the late Joseph Benjamin and Rosanna Elizabeth Nichols Dominick. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 68 years, Edith "Pete" Griffin Dominick.

Mr. Dominick was a farmer before working for and retiring from the Kaywood Division of Joanna Western in 1979. He was a faithful member of Silverstreet Lutheran Church.

Mr. Dominick is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; five grandchildren and spouses, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for J. Allen Dominick will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Silverstreet Lutheran Church by the Rev. Floyd Sides. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Silverstreet Lutheran Church Organ Fund, 120 Long Street, Silverstreet, SC 29145 or to the charity of one's choice.  Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College Street, Newberry, SC, is assisting the family.

Edith Dominick
SILVERSTREET — Edith "Pete" Griffin Dominick, 86, of 157 Lester Street, Silverstreet, beloved wife of 68 years of J. Allen Dominick died Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

Mrs. Dominick was born on May 29, 1917 in Elberton, GA, a daughter of the late William L. and Lula Chandler Griffin. She was a former employee of Belk-Beard Department Store and a retired cosmetologist.

Mrs. Dominick was a member of the Silverstreet Lutheran Church and W.E.L.C.A. She was also a former choir member and a Sunday School teacher, having taught for over 50 years.  Mrs. Dominick is survived by her husband; two sons and daughters-in-law; five grandchildren and spouses; 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith "Pete" Griffin Dominick will be conducted at 11:00 A. M. Friday at Silverstreet Lutheran Church by the Rev. Floyd Sides and Rev. Bob McCollum. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:00 P. M. Thursday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to Silverstreet Lutheran Church Organ Fund, 120 Long Street, Silverstreet, SC 29145.   Messages to the family may be sent via email at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com.  Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College Street, Newberry, SC, is assisting the family.

Martha Dominick
GAFFNEY - Services for Martha Elizabeth Hatton Dominick, 86, formerly of 911 Lyman Street, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2000, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with interment at 2:30 p.m. in Pomaria Lutheran Cemetery, Pomaria, with Rev. Roger Lindler officiating. The family will receive visitors 6-8 this evening, October 12, 2000, at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home and other times at the Connie Parris residence, 134 Laurel Cove, Gaffney. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Martha Dominick Carilion Fund of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, or to the Educational Foundation of the S.C. Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, c/o Betty Bagley, 105 Reedy Street, Chester, SC 29706.

Ms. Dominick died Tuesday, October 10, 2000, in White Oak Manor, Spartanburg, after a long illness. Born in Pomaria, she was a daughter of the late Jennie Lee Roberts Hatton and William Davis Hatton Sr. Ms. Dominick, a noted educator and champion of "women helping women," received the Order of the Palmetto in 1997. A graduate of Winthrop College, her career as an educator spanned almost 50 years. From 1938 to 1961 she taught grades three through nine in Union, Newberry, Spartanburg and Oconee County school systems. In 1961, she because Dean of Girls at Jenkins Junior High School in Spartanburg and retired as a guidance counselor at E.P. Todd Elementary. She was an active spokeswoman on education matters, serving as President of the Newberry Education Association, President and Treasurer of the Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, and President of the South Carolina Educational Foundation. As a champion of women's concerns, she served as President of both the local and state chapters of the South Carolina Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., President of the South Carolina Council of the Common Good, President of the South Carolina Conference on the Status of Women, from which she received the Distinguished Service Award with the inscription "an outstanding woman; she is a true example of woman-hood, a friend of all humanity." Her early achievements are described in the 1993 Salute to Newberry County Women of Achievement. Ms. Dominick was awarded the Order of the Palmetto in 1997 by Governor David Beasley. She was also recognized by a resolution in the S.C. General Assembly. The U.S. House of Representatives also noted her achievements in the Congressional Record.

She was a devoted church member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, having served as Vice President and chairperson of many committees, President of WELCA, Sunday School teacher, lay reader and Congressional lay delegate to the S.C. Lutheran Synod Assembly.

Surviving are her son, David Dominick of Pomaria; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Wayne Parris of Gaffney; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Anne and Robert I. Smith II of Columbia; sister, Edwina H. Starkey of Annandale, Va.; special niece, Debbie W. Kesler of Newberry; grandchildren, William Joseph Dominick, Sammie Scott Dominick, both of Pomaria, Brian Wayne Parris of Columbia, Kristy Parris Upchurch of Gaffney, R.I. Smith III of Columbia; six great grandchildren.

Louise Danielsen
NEWBERRY - Services for Louise Wise Danielsen, 66, of 521 Green Street, will be held at 3 p.m. today at West End Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Larry Deeter and the Rev. Wallace Bates. Burial will follow in West End Cemetery. The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Chrisley. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is in charge. Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, P.O. Box 906, Newberry, SC 29108.

Mrs. Danielsen died Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at her residence. Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Walter Pat and Viola Johnson Wise. She was a member of West End Baptist Church and was a Trinity Broadcast supporter.

Surviving are her husband, James A. Danielsen; sons, J. Rodney Danielsen and his wife, Vicky, of Newberry and Christopher A. Danielsen and his wife, Cindy, of Prosperity; daughter, Wanda Danielsen Chrisley and her husband, Ron, of Newberry; sister, Patricia Sutton, Whitmire; brothers, John Pat Wise and Alfred Wise, both of Joanna; grandchildren, Justin Chrisley, Marley Chrisley, Erica Danielsen, Melissa Danielsen, Robbie Danielsen and Larry Danielsen; stepgrandchildren, Kayla Kinard and Harley Kinard. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mona Marie Danielsen; sister, Jewel Morris and brother, Joe Wise.

James Danielsen
NEWBERRY - Services for James Alvin Danielsen, 75, of 521 Green St., will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at West End Baptist Church, with the Rev. Larry Deeter officiating. Burial will follow in West End Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, PO Box 906, Newberry, SC 29108.

Mr. Danielsen, widower of Etta Louise Wise Danielsen, died May 18, 2002. Born in Newberry, he was a son of the late Alvin J. and Nettie Louise Willingham Danielsen. Mr. Danielsen was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and retired from the City of Newberry and Newberry Mills. He was a member of West End Baptist Church and a strong supporter of St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Surviving are his sons, James R. Danielsen and Christopher A. Danielsen, both of Newberry; daughter and son-in-law, Wanda D. (Ron) Chrisley of Newberry; sisters, Clara D. Wertz, Frances Berry, and Betty Lou Layton, all of Newberry, Dorothy D. Padgett of Forest Park, Ga.; brothers, Ned Danielsen of Newberry, Guy Danielsen of Liberty; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughter, Mona Maria Danielsen.

Vicki G. Dillashaw
PROSPERITY - Vicki G. Dillashaw, 48, of Prosperity, died March 27, 2008 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Born in Newberry, Mrs. Dillashaw was a daughter of Peggy Bowers Geiger and the late Bobby Geiger. She was employed by the Newberry County School District and attended Bethel Baptist Church. In addition to her mother of Newberry, she is survived by her husband, Glenn Dillashaw; her sisters, Valerie Herrington of Irmo and Marti Pitts of Prosperity; a brother, Robert Geiger of Newberry; her step-father, Ken Gunter; 10 nieces and nephews; a special sister, Donna Summer; and her Chihuahua, Kiki. Services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Lynn Peters and the Rev. Jeff O'Dell. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127. The family would like to express the gratitude to Dr. Steven Madden and his associates for their care. Active pallbearers: Wesley Dillashaw, Joel Pitts, Drew Groce, Rudy Rowe, Eddie Fulmer and Doug Warren. Honorary pallbearers: Jenna Geiger, Tyler Geiger, Cody Geiger, Lane Herrington, Lee Herrington, Ayles Herrington, Chip Newkirk, Landon Stribble and Britney Hill. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements

Carrie Dominick - contributed by Janet Sims Metcalfe
COLUMBIA — Services for Carrie Koon “Polly” Dominick, 86, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church with interment to follow in church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1416 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel is in charge.

Mrs. Dominick widow of Raymond Dominick, died Tuesday, February 1, 2005. She was the daughter of the late Julius “Pat” and Maude Hendrix Koon. She graduated from Chapin High School in 1937 where she played basketball on the Chapin High School Girls Basketball Team. She lived in Newberry after she married and was a very active member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church in Newberry. She moved to Columbia in 1963 and had been a long time member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Polly (Norman) Bryant of FL, Jane (Frank) Sims of Columbia; son, Kent (Leigh) Dominick of Columbia; grandchildren, Kerry and Graham Dominick, Kevin Bryant, Beth Sims Snyder, Janet Sims Metcalfe; and five great grandchildren.

Paul Harrison Duncan - contributed by Donna Brummett
Paul Harrison Duncan, 87, formerly of 1414 Bachman St., Newberry, died Friday, November 13, 2009 at Springfield Place.
He was born on April 22, 1922 in Silverstreet and was the son of the late Clarence Calhoun Duncan, Sr. and Lera Agnes Long.

Mr. Duncan was a plumber, working in and around Newberry County all of his life. He was an Air Force Veteran of World War II and life-long member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. During the last months of his life, he was an active resident at Springfield Place.

Mr. Duncan is survived by a sister, Kathryn D. Riebe of Springfield Place, Unit 4. He is also survived by nephews, Sonny Hamm, Ronnie Dickert, Danny Dickert, Fred Pitts, Harry Laval, Robert Duncan and Andy Senn; nieces, Faye Pitts Cumbee, Diane Miller Boozer, Judy (Ling) Laval Sutton, Margie Duncan Jervey, and Kathy Senn Dennis. He was predeceased by sisters; Sara Pitts, Louise Hamm, Lera Dickert, Frances Miller, Margaret Olsen, twin sister Pauline Barrett; brothers, Clarence C. Duncan, Jr. and Bobby Duncan; nieces, Barbara Hamm Hayden, Peggy Dickert Forbis, Susan Dickert Thomas; and a nephew, Madison Pitts.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:30 PM on Monday, at Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 17 at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer by the Rev. Caldwell Day. Interment will be at Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Danny Dickert, Ronnie Dickert, Dale Shealy, Robin Duncan, John Madison (Sport) Edwards and John Lawrence (Buz) Edwards, Jr.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Shull, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Wilkes, and Polly Davis.

Special thanks to all caregivers at Springfield Place Assisted Living facility, Palmetto Health Hospice, the physicians and staff at Newberry Internal Medicine, Dr. Steve Madden, Dr. Michael Bernardo, and Ms. Rebecca Rowan. Many special thanks to Angel Care of Newberry.
Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, PO Box 382, Newberry, SC 29108.

Messages to the family may be sent via email at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com.   Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry is assisting the family.

Mary DeHardt
Mrs. D.J. DeHardt Passes on Sunday

Mrs. Daniel J. DeHardt, 93, died Sunday morning at the Baptist Hospital following an illness of several months.  Mrs. DeHardt, the former Mary Catherine Thomasson, better known as "Granny" DeHardt, was born and reared in Newberry and has spent most of her life here. Her husband died in 1938.  She has lived in Columbia for the last three years.  Funeral services were conducted Mondayy afternoon from the McSwain funeral home. The Rev. Y.Z. Gordy, her pastor, officiated. The Rev. C.F. Dubose, Jr., the Rev C.K. Wise and the Rev. Henry Wingard assisted.. Interment was in Baxter Memorial cemetery.  Grandsons served as active pallbearers and granddaughters as flower attendants.  Her survivors include the following children: Dan DeHardt, Mrs. Emma Shealy, Mrs. Lillie Phillips, Mrs. Mary Williamson, Mrs. Naomi Bouknight, all of Columbia; Mrs. Cleo Leopard of Pomaria and Henry DeHardt of Newberry. One brother, J.B. Thomasson of Newberry also survives; as do 32 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. McSwain Funeral home in charge. (March 1950)...contributed by Al DeHart)

Joel Derrick
Joel H. Derrick, 76, of Newberry, died Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.  He was born on October 9, 1932 in Pomaria, the son of the late J. Haskell and Julia Jefferson Derrick. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the VFW 6740. Mr. Derrick attended Clemson University, was a devoted fan, and an avid fisherman. He was a member of Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church.  Mr. Derrick is survived by his wife, Peggy Bickley Derrick, of the residence; sisters, Miriam D. Reuter of Prosperity and Virginia D. Hartley of Batesburg; God-daughters, Lynn Bickley of Elgin and Jane Bickley of Newberry; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters; Josie D. Hiller and Christine D. Richbourg; and brothers, Bobby Derrick and Ibra Derrick.  Visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, July 26, at Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry. Funeral services was conducted at 3:00 PM Monday at Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church by the Rev. Mary Havens. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  Active pallbearers were Butch Price, Thomas Shaver, Terry Shaver, Floyd Sides, Rick Long, Johnnie Dickert, Gene Hartley, and Jeff Bickley.  Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Hawkins, Bruce Reuter, Tony Bickley, Wayne Hiller, Lin Slaton, J.P. Fellers, Dr. Steve Madden, Dr. Mark Ezekiel, Lynn Ackerman, Mike & Karen Brehmer, and members of the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class.  Memorials may be made to Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1307 Drayton St., Newberry, SC 29108 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Beebe, 181 Trailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

James Davis
James Henry Davis, 86, Newberry, widower of Beatrice "Bea" Kennerley, Davis, died Friday, September 23, 2005.  Mr. Davis was born in Newberry, a son of the late Walter H. and Myra Sligh Davis. He was a Marine veteran of WW II and was a retired businessman. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, the Men's Sunday School Class and he was a 50-year member of the Newberry Rotary Club.  He was a former Scout Master for Troop 222 and was a former Volunteer Fireman with the Newberry Fire Department.  Mr. Davis is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Barbara D. and Ralph Jones of Mauldin, Diane D. and Boyd "Buck" Webber of Prosperity, and Linda D. Byrd and her fiancée, James G. Hudson of Anderson; a son and daughter-in-law, James Kennerley "Ken" and Amelia Monts Davis of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren, Jerome Jones, Lee Shinn, Lori Anne McDonald, Michael Shinn, Sharon Cunningham, James Shinn, Melanie Shinn, Melinda Edwards, Susan Davis, Paige Byrd, and Andy Davis; 11 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Myra D. Phillips of Spartanburg and Nell D. Bohannan of Xenia,OH. He was predeceased by two sisters, Macie King and Faye Cooper and two brothers, Heyward Davis and John Davis. Funeral services were conducted at 2 P.M. Monday at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. John Miller. Entombment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  Visitation was from 4:00 to 5:00 P. M. Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made Central United Methodist Church, PO Box 67, Newberry SC 29108 or to a charity of one's choice.  Pallbearers will be James K. "Ken" Davis and grandsons. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Dare Dominick
Dare Swindler Dominick, 87, formerly of 218 North Main St., Prosperity, and widow of Claude E. Dominick, died Monday, January 5, 2009 at the Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital.

She was born on Aug. 18, 1921 in Newberry, a daughter of the late Henry W. and Mae Davis Swindler. She was a retired teaching assistant at Prosperity Elementary School and was a member of Wightman United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Dominick is survived by a 3 nieces, Ginger Pender Riddle and Barbara Swindler (Darrell) White all of Columbia, and Sharyn Swindler Shaw of Newberry, and 3 nephews, Edward L. (Faye) Pender of Columbia, Ralph Buck Black and H. Luke Black both of Prosperity, a niece-in-law, Frazier Swindler of Irmo and a number of great nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sisters, Juanita Swindler Black and Kathryn Swindler Pender; a brother, Joe Wesley Swindler; and a nephew, Rev. Randall Martin Swindler.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at Whitaker Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 P.M. Thursday at Wightman United Methodist Church by the Rev. Michael Turner. Interment will be in the Springdale Section of Rosemont Cemetery.  Family and friends are also invited to visit the immediate family at the home of Sharyn Shaw, 1217 Walnut St., Newberry, SC following the committal services in Rosemont Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Wightman United Methodist Church, PO Box 376, Prosperity, SC 29127.  Active pallbearers will be Luke Black, Buck Black, Trey Teal, Jason Teal, Gene Teal, Eddie Pender, Barry Swindler, Curtis Dominick, and Darrell White. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Floyd H. Dennis
Floyd H. Dennis, 98, formerly of 1229 Kinard St. and husband of the late Anna Pearsall Dennis, died Monday, December 15, 2008 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Newberry County on October 21, 1910 to the late Adger and Leila Dennis. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was retired from the S.C. National Guard after 27 years of service.  Mr. Dennis was a member of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder, a member of the Neil Truesdale Sunday School class and participated with a singing group at the area nursing homes. He was a former member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was a skilled craftsman who worked with numerous materials. He enjoyed repairing and rebuilding guns, building grandfather clocks and other items. He built the podium that is currently used at Aveleigh Presbyterian Church as well as other items within the church. Mr. Dennis is survived by his daughter, Floy Ann Dennis Lipscomb and her husband Lewis of Springfield, VA; a sister, Blanche Felker of Clinton; a nephew and a number of nieces.
Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday at Aveleigh Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dr. Mitch VanMetre. Interment were in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  The family did receive friends at Aveleigh Presbyterian Church from 1:30 to 2:30 P.M. prior to the service on Wednesday.  Active pallbearers were Elders of Aveleigh. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Neil Truesdale Sunday School class.  Memorials may be made to Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, 1211 Calhoun St., Newberry, SC 29108.  Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, is assisting the family. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Sadie Dominick
Sadie Estelle Lindler Dominick, 95, of 1803 Reid School Road, Taylors, died Friday morning, February 20, 2009 at her residence.
She was born on January 2, 1914 in Lexington, a daughter of the late Charlie Burdell and Corra Lindler.  Mrs. Dominick was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Greenville. She was a lover of music who enjoyed playing the piano and singing.  Surviving are a daughter Carol Lee Wells of Taylors; three grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Reeder Simpson Dominick and her siblings, Bill, Maggie, Millie, Robert and J.P.  Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday in Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Gerald W. Smith.  The family suggest memorials be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2600 Wade Hampton Blvd,Greenville, SC 29615  (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Lera Dickert
Lera Duncan Dickert, 93, formerly of Leita Street, widow of Daniel C. Dickert, Sr. died Sunday August 23,2009 at White Oak Manor, Newberry.  She was born in Newberry, July 23, 1916, the daughter of the late Clarence and Lera Long Duncan. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Dickert is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel C., Jr. and Sandra Dickert of Prosperity; Ronald C., Sr., and Rosemarie Dickert, of Newberry; two sons-in-law, Robert L. Forbis, of Newberry, and Leo F. Thomas, Jr. of Lexington; a brother, Paul Duncan of Newberry; a sister, Kathryn Riebe of Newberry; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughters, Peggy D. Forbis and Susan D. Thomas, five sisters, and two brothers.  Funeral services were conducted at 11 A.M., Wednesday, at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Dr. Stephen Todd and Rev. Caldwell Day. Burial was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M., Tuesday, at Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry.  Active pallbearers were Cannon Dickert, Ronnie Dickert, Jr., Ryan Dickert, Mark Kesler, Shannon Pollard and Andy Senn.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to White Oak Manor 2555 Kinard Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 511 O'Neal Street, Newberry, SC 29108.  (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Wyche Dickert Dies Suddenly; Rites On Tuesday

Wyche Dickert, 60, died suddenlty early this (Monday) morning at his home on Gladden Street in Columbia.  Mr. Dickert was a native of Newberry, but had made his home in Columbia for the past fourteen years, where he had been employed by the G.M.A.C., the Hudson Motor Company and then by the Mutual Motor Company.  At one time he had served as secretary of the S.C. Automobile Association.  He was a graduate of Newberry College and was a veteran of Wold Wr I.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Newberry.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Blanche Dickert, of Columbia; two daugters, Mrs. Charles E. Bowers, of Newberry, and Mrs. Drayton L. Nance, Jr., of North; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. C. C. Lamoreux.  Interment will be in the Newberry Memorial Gardens.  The body will remain at the Whitaker Funeral Home.  Whitaker Funeral Home in charge..contributed by Edith Greisser.

Mary Davenport
Mary Davis Davenport, 67, of 3127 Priscilla St., Newberry, died Thursday, September 17, 2009 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Davenport was born in Orangeburg County, a daughter of the late Levy A. and Juddie D. Davis.  She was a member of the Newberry A.R.P. Church where she was a member of Circle 1 and a former Sunday School teacher. Mary Quiet Snowfall Davenport was an Elder in the Natchez Indian Tribe of S.C.  She is survived by her husband, Nick O. Davenport; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Gwendal H. and Paul Whitman of Prosperity and Windy Hair of Newberry; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Roger and Tina F. Hair of Prosperity and Shawn P. Hair of Mt. Pleasant; 5 grandchildren Jennifer Whitman, Cristen Whitman, Darian Hair, Morgan Hair, and Kiley Hair and her mother-in-law Esther H. Davenport. She was predeceased by a sister, Sadie Ogelsby and 2 brothers, Earl Davis and Legree Davis. Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday at the Newberry A.R.P. Church by Rev. Tony Locke and Bishop Paul Whitman. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family was at her home and did receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.
Active Pallbearers were Chip Lake, Cass Pederson, Steve Davis, Ronnie Carrigg, Clayton Epting, Jerry Davenport, and Olin Gene Wicker. Honorary pallbearers were Ed and Louise Rollins, Michelle Busby, Renee’ Shipes, Terry and Judy Wise, Jean Williamson, Wilbur and Connie Floyd, Adriana and Denise Owens, Mickey and Angela Bowers, Dr. Michael Bernardo, Dr. Alan Paysinger, and the members of Circle 1.  Memorials may be made to Newberry A.R.P. Church Memorial Fund, 1701 Main Street Newberry, S.C. 29108.
Messages to the family may be sent via email to notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, is assisting the family.

Lowell Allen Dehardt
PROSPERITY - Memorial services for Mr. Lowell Allen """Mister""" Dehardt will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church. South Carolina Cremation & Burial Society is assisting the family. Memorial contributions may be directed to Newberry Academy, 2055 Smith Road, Newberry, SC 29108.
Mr. Dehardt, 76, of Prosperity, died Monday, September 27, 2010 at his residence. Born in Newberry, SC he was the son of the late Henry Allen Dehardt and Azilee Boatright Dehardt. He was a member of Chapin Baptist Church. He owned and operated """Fran's""", """Aldeena's""", and """Frandeena's""" Restaurants.   He is survived by his wife Joann Dominick Dehardt, daughters, Fran Dehardt, and Deena Dehardt Davis, grandchildren, Melanie Williams Johnson, Daniel Nobles, and Joelle Davis, and great grandchildren Alex Milner, Marshall Johnson, Donovan Johnson from Prosperity, and sister, Bobbie Goings, and predeceased sister, Helen Godwin. Son-in-law Jim Davis, grandson-in-law Donnie Johnson, and grandaughter-in-law Megan Nobles. Also survived by three nieces and one nephew.   Expressions of sympathy for the Dehardt family may be left through www.southcarolinacremation.com...contributed by Al DeHart

Lillie Mae Derrick
Prosperity - Services for Lillie Mae Shealy Derrick will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church with burial to follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Tuesday from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 188, Prosperity, SC 29127. Mrs. Derrick, 95, widow of Bennie P. Derrick, died December 18, 2006. Born in Batesburg, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Mary S. Shealy. She had retired as an employee of Newberry Mills and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she participated in the Grace Sease Sunday School Class and the Dorcus-Eve Circle of the WELCA. Surviving are a son, James H. (Nancy) Derrick of Prosperity; daughters, Gladys (James) Black, Gussie (John) Buchanan and Elizabeth (Steve) Morris, all of Prosperity; sisters, Nettie Lee Asbill and Melvertta Shealy, both of Leesville; brothers, Henry Shealy and McCoy Shealy, both of Leesville; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren...contributed by Donna Brummett

Voight W. Dominick
Voight W. Dominick, 73, of Newberry, died Thursday, January 7, 2010, at his residence.  Born on November 28, 1936, in Prosperity, he was a son of the late Gary Lee and Mary Whitman Dominick. Mr. Dominick served in the SC National Guard and was the owner of Voight's Barber Shop for 51 years. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church where he was a member of the Lutheran Men. He was a member of the Mid-Carolina Country Club and was an avid golfer and hunter and enjoyed gardening.  Surviving are his wife, Martha Folk Dominick; a son, Mike (Pam) Dominick of Newberry; daughters, Debbie D. (Roland) Frick of Chapin and Lynn D. (Michael) D'Ercole of Cary, NC; a brother, Wilfred (Betty) Dominick of Prosperity; grandchildren, Jennifer Frick, Wesley Frick and his fiancé, Brooke Rowand, Jonathan D'Ercole, Dominick D'Ercole, Nikki Dominck, Addison Acord, Zoe Dominick and Piper Dominick.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jason Schafer. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall Fund, 4056 St. Luke's Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.  Active pallbearers: Tim Dominick, Bryan Dominick, Hazel Hawkins, Alan Bickley, Clyde Brown, Wayne Boozer, Edgar Fulmer and James Hendrix.  Honorary pallbearers: Lutheran Men in Missions, Spott Coates, Kenny Floyd, Louis Kunkle and Jim Smith...contributed by Donna Brummett

Rollin Mayes Dehart
BLYTHEWOOD - Rollin Mayes Dehart, 86, of Blythewood, died February 20, 2011. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Sandy Level Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Newman officiating. Burial will follow in Sandy Level Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel. Mr. Dehart was born December 13, 1924, in Silver Street, SC, a son to the late Daniel Jacob Dehart and Eloise Werts Dehart. He served his country during WW II while in Oak Ridge, TN. Later, Mr. Dehart became a refrigeration technician for the State of South Carolina. He was also a longtime member of the Scottish Rite of the Free Masonry.  Family includes his wife, Daphne of Blythewood; sons, Danny Dehart and Greg (Paulette) Dehart; daughters, Lois McCord and Donna (Herb) Humphries; brother, John Allen Dehart; sisters, Sarah White and Mary Jane Osborne; along with seven grandchildren...contributed by Al Dehart

Juanita Davenport
Juanita D. Davenport, age 63, of 842 Glenn St. Ext. and widow of Reeder "Snooty" Davenport died Monday, January 10, 2011 in the Newberry Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Laurens County and was the daughter of the late Leroy and Geneva Leopard Dean. Mrs. Davenport was a homemaker and a member of the Freedom Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Tim Whitman and wife, Sharon of Ninety Six and Marvin Whitman and wife, Pam of LaFrance; three daughters, Michelle D. Moore and Tammy Lominack and husband, Donnie all of Newberry and Becky Fowler and husband, David of Simpsonville; two brothers, Edgar Leroy Dean of Clinton and Eugene Dean of Newberry; a sister, Annie Mae Smith of Clinton; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Freedom Baptist Church with interment in the Newberry Memorial Gardens. The body will be taken to the home of her daughter, Michelle Moore, 1808 Milligan St., Newberry...contributed by Donna Brummett

Death of Mr. Jno. Denson
Mr. Jno. F. Denson, of Silverstreet, died of pellagra on Thurs. in Columbia, at the hospital to which he had been taken a week or so previously. He was buried at Beth Eden on Fri. afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Herald and News, July 30, 1912

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