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Gerald Kibler
Gerald Leon Kibler, 72, of Newberry, widower of Crissie Anne Enlow Kibler, died February 15, 2006 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born in Whitmire, he was a son of the late William David Kibler, Sr. and Agnes Ringer Kibler. He was a graduate of Newberry High School and Newberry College. He taught math at Mid Carolina High School and retired from the Materials and Research Lab of the S.C. Highway Department. Mr. Kibler was a member of the S.C. Employee Association. He was a member of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church where he was active in Sunday School serving as a teacher, served on the Church Council, was a member of the Men in Mission and the church choir. He was a member and organizer of the St. Philip’s Fire Department and was appointed an honorary fireman. He was an Army veteran and served in the S.C. National Guard. Mr. Kibler served on the Registration and Election Commission.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Billy Derrick of Prosperity; grandchildren, Brea Derrick and Haley Derrick both of Prosperity; a brother, William D. Kibler, Jr. of Newberry and a nephew, Keith Kibler of Statesboro, GA

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip’s Lutheran Church Family Life Center or the Lutheran Men in Mission2461 St. Philip’s Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.  Active pallbearers: Charles Ringer, Clarence Livingston, Bill Maybin, Jerry A. Alewine, Keith Kibler, Walter Johnson, and Phil Frick.  Honorary pallbearers: Members of the St. Philip’s Lutheran Church Sunday School Class A and the members of the Men in Missions.  A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com.

Willie Lee Koon

Pomaria - Services for Mrs. Willie Lee Hedgepath Koon will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Pomaria Lutheran Church, with the Reverend Havens. Burial will follow at Pomaria Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church, one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to Pomaria Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 246, Pomaria, SC 29126, or to Tri-County Hospice, 166 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29202. Services entrusted to McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

Mrs. Koon, 103, widow of Walter Chris Koon, died February 16, 2007, at Lexington Extended Care. Born near Columbia, on November 15, 1903, she was the only daughter of James Oscar and Mary Elizabeth Chapman Hedgepath. "Miss Willie," as she was affectionately called, was active in Pomaria Lutheran Church as a choir member and Sunday school teacher for over 50 years. She was a member of the Pomaria Home Extension Agency and the Newberry Home Demonstration Club, the Garden Club and the Pomaria Town Council. She was active in organizing and development of the Pomaria Roadside Park, and in planting the first Community Christmas Tree in the town square as a member of the local Beautification Committee for Newberry County. She was a leading fund-raiser for such charities as the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, TB, Polio, and Heart Drives. She was recognized on her 100th birthday by the
State of S.C. House of Representatives.

She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth (Penny) Timmerman of Cayce and Mrs. Billie Dove (Wayne) Brady of Greenville; grandchildren, Nancy Timmerman Blackwell (Jamie) of Raleigh, N.C., Angela Timmerman Thomas (Tommy) of West Columbia, Debbie Brady Reynolds (Dwight) of Lexington, David W. Brady (Lynn) of Greenville, Susan Brady of Greenville, and Thomas K. Brady (Cathy) of Greenville; ten great-grandchildren, Emily Blackwell, Mason Thomas, Christie Thomas, Brice Reynolds, Caleb Reynolds, Adria Reynolds Thomas, Christopher Brady, Cory Brady, Tiffany Brady, and Thomas Brady; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two infant daughters, six brothers, and a son-in-law, John S. Timmerman.

Quincey Kunkle
Quincey Epting Kunkle, 75, of Prosperity, died Monday night at Newberry County Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Newberry County, he was the son of the late Henry Milton and Permelia Buzhardt Kunkle. Mr. Kunkle was a retired farmer and sawmill operator, a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, a member of the Men's Bible Class, and a former councilman. He was twice married, first to the late Ellen Hawkins Kunkle; secondly, to Erin Morris Kunkle, who survives.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Elmer Kunkle of Prosperity, Voight Kunkle of Pomaria, Louis Kunkle of Newberry; a step son, Ralph Morris of Columbia; three daughters, Mrs. Charles J. (Evelyn) Lake and Mrs. Carroll (Doris) Hipp, both of Newberry, and Mrs. Gerold (Ruby) Dawkins, of Saluda; two step-daughters, Mrs. Barbara Werts of N. Augusta, and Mrs. Dorothy Jackson of Newberry; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Chapman of Newberry, and Mrs. Wilbur Hawkins of Prosperity; a brother, Thomas H. Kunkle of Prosperity; 17 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, four step grandchildren.

Funeral was held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church with Rev. J. Hilton Roof conducting the service. Burial was in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were Thomas Hawkins, Ishmall Chapman, Ellis Kunkle, Henry Kunkle, Fred Kunkle, and Malcolm Chapman. Honorary pallbearers were members of the church council of St. Lukes. McSwain funeral Home was in charge.

Chrissie Koon
NEWBERRY - Services for Chrissie C. Koon, 57, of 1127 Mt. Bethel Gaarmany Road, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Prosperity. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. The family is at her residence and will receive friends at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home 7-8:30 tonight. The funeral home is in charge.

Mrs. Koon died Saturday, February 19, 2000 at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of Mrs. Ernestine Shealy Counts and the late David E. Counts. She was a former employee of Faith Christian School in Laurens and a member of First Baptist Church of Prosperity where she was a Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are her husband, Carroll L. Koon, of the home; her mother of Newberry; son, Brent A. Koon of Laurens; daughters, Kristi K. Sprowls of Greenville, Kandi K. Werts of Prosperity, Tracy K. Williamson of Laurens, Leighann K. Hendrix of Newberry; sister, Vendy C. Bishop of Myrtle Beach; brother, Shealy Counts of Newberry; 14 grandchildren.

Darren Kirkland
WEST COLUMBIA - Services for Darren Kirkland, 31, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington conducted by Dr. Pete Cassidy, with burial at 4 p.m. Saturday in Rosemont Cemetery of Newberry. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Greenville, SC. Visitation will be from 7-9 this evening at the funeral home.

Mr. Kirkland died Wednesday, June 27, 2001. Born in Newberry, he was a son of Kent and Connie Burnett Kirkland. He was a lifetime local resident and was a 1989 Graduate of Airport High School.

Surviving are his parents of West Columbia; wife, Traci Kirkland of West Columbia; sister, Kathy Minick of Prosperity; brother, Dewey Miller of South Dakota; one niece; two nephews and a brother-in-law.

Pauline Kelly
NEWBERRY - Services for Pauline Wardell Kelly, 97, formerly of 112 Caldwell St., will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Epting Memorial United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Rosemont Cemetery. The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kelly and will receive friends 7-8 tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the church, 1401 Milligan St., Newberry, SC 29108. The funeral home is in charge.

Mrs. Kelly, widow of S.M. Kelly, died Monday, December 20, 1999 at White Oak Manor. Born in Enoree, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Ella Bobo Wardell. She was a homemaker and a member of Epting Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a former member of Eastern Star, No. 226. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are her son, James R. Kelly and wife, Agnes, of Newberry; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren.

Col. Ellison S. Keitt
Newberry, Feb. 9 - Col. Ellison S. Keitt died at his home in this county this morning at 6:35, in the 80th year of his age. His body will be brought to Newberry tomorrow and will be carried by the Southern to Columbia, reaching there at 1:35 p.m. and will be buried in the Catholic cemetery beside the body of his wife, who died in 1862. Col. Keitt was a native of Orangeburg county and was born July 3, 1831. He was educated at the south Carolina college. On January 25, 1853, he married Miss Caroline Wadlington, a daughter of James Wadlington, who was a son of James Wadlington Sr., one of the pioneer settlers of Newberry county from the State of Virginia. Five children were born to them, a daughter died in infancy and Dr. E. George Keitt, his oldest son, died in 1882, having just started on a very promising career. His surviving children are Mrs. E. P. Miller and Mr. Jos. L. Keitt of this county and Prof. Thos. W. Keitt of Clemson college.

Col. Keitt was a brother of Col. Lawrence M. Keitt, who was killed in battle during the Civil War. Col. Keitt himself was a Confederate soldier, having raised and commanded Keitt's Mounted Rifles, made up of men of this county. Since the war he has engaged in farming on a large scale, and has been very successful. He served two terms in the State legislature. He was a man of high character, well educated, always interested in the welfare of the State. He took part in one or two national compaigns in New York and other Northern States. He was a man of fine appearance and a most attractive and eloquent speaker.

The body will be accompanied to its last resting place by a number of gentlemen from Newberry, including the following who will act as pallbearers: W. H. Hunt, L. W. Jones, C. A. Bowman, S. S. Cunningham, Jno. M. Kinard and Jas. N. McCaughrin.

Robert Lee Kibler Sr.

PROSPERITY - Robert Lee Kibler Sr., 77, of 216 Pine Hills Rd., Prosperity, died Saturday at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born in Newberry County, he was the son of the late James L. Kibler and the late Ida Johnson Kibler.

He was a member of Lower Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church in Prosperity and also a member of the Sons of Aid Society, Lodge #14. He was a former employee of the Town of Prosperity.

Surviving are his wife, Mandy Lee Kibler, of the home; four sons, Robert L. Kibler Jr. of Prosperity, Wayne L. Kibler, Willie James Kibler (Geraldine) and James H. Kibler (Linda), all of Newberry; one adopted son, Maurice Austin of Newberry; two daughters, Judy Kinard (Herman) and Tina Mare Kibler (Terry) of Prosperity; 13 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; brother, Lee Kibler Jr. (Evelyn) of Bronx, N.Y.; two sisters, Janie Mae Kibler of Washington, D.C. and Sarah Boyd of Norristown, Pa.; five sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at Lower Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing at the church will begin one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home of Newberry.

Merle M. Kinney
NEWBERRY … Merle Miller Kinney, 86, formerly of 1403 Fourth St., widow of L. W. "Woody" Kinney, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at the St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1921 in Newberry County to the late James O. "Jim" and Jennie Bedenbaugh Miller. She was a retired employee of the Kendall Company, Oakland Plant. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, the Adult Sunday School Class, and the Joy Group.

Mrs. Kinney is survived by a son and daughter-in law, David L. and Susie A. Kinney of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Miller and Helen S. Miller, both of Newberry; five step-grandsons, Gerald, Alvin, Torrey, Jimmie, and Jacob; 10 step-great-grandchildren; a devoted a step-great-grandchild, Gerald Jerome Dove III. She was predeceased by a sister Emily Elizabeth Miller and two brothers, James L. Miller and M.P. Miller.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Ronald Smith. Interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday prior to the funeral services. Pallbearers will be Ralph Gilliam, Earl Leitzsey, Patrick Burch, James E. Stan-dridge, and Raymond Morris. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Congregational Council, the Adult Sunday School Class, and the Joy Group. Messages to the family may be sent via e-mail at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com.  Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, is assisting the family.

Thomas W. Keitt
Newberry, Aug. 31 - Thomas Wadlington Keitt, son of the late Col. Ellison S. Keitt, died this afternoon at 5 o'clock at his home, nine miles east of Newberry, at the age of 63. He had suffered from heart trouble for some time but was confined to his bed only one week. Mr. Keitt was graduated from Virginia Military Institute and taught several years in Clemson college, coming from Clemson to his home in this county, where he owned and conducted successfully a large planting business. Mr. Keitt is survived by his wife, who was Miss Annie Wannamaker, a sister of John E. Wannamaker of St. Matthews, and by two sons, Thomas E. Keitt of Newberry real estate and insurance agent, and George Keitt, professor of agricultor in the University of Wisconsin. He is also survived by his brother, Joseph L. Keitt of Newberry, and a sister Mrs. L. P. Miller of Newberry county. Mr. Keitt was a useful and active member of the Methodist church and a man of very high character and attainments. The funeral arrangements have not been arranged.

Martha C. Kibler
Mrs. Martha C. Kibler, the beloved wife of our dear Brother, Jacob Kibler, passed sweetly away to her rest in heaven, April 12, 1892, in her sixty-ninth year. Her maiden name was Stockman, and she has lived all her life in Newberry County, S.C. near Prosperity. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for forty-eight years. She loved the Church, and the preachers found a true friend in "Aunt ?". Her husband was devoted to her, and he is desolate indeed. They have no living children but she was the children's friend, many little ones have been made happy by her kindness. Her end was in great peace. She being dead, yet speaketh.

Mary Emma McCartha Koon
Mrs. Mary Emma McCartha Koon, 85, widow of George O. Koon, died Monday. A native of Lexington County, daughter of the late Samuel David and Catherine Hameter McCartha, she lived in Newberry for a number of years and was a member of Beth-Eden Lutheran Church. Surviving are two sons, Frank D. Koon of Rock Hill and George S. Koon of Orangeburg; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Brown of Clinton, Mrs. Fannie Chandler of Laurens and Mrs. Pearl Oxner of Newberry; two half-brothers, Tommy McCartha of Newberry and Willie McCartha of Prosperity; a stepsister, Mrs. Florence Wicker of Newberry; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at McSwain Funeral Home. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery.

Rev. John Franklin Kiser

A Lutheran Minister's Death

On Tuesday last the Rev. J. F. Kiser, a Lutheran minister who is well known in Columbia, died at his home near Pomaria of heart disease. He leaves a widow who was the only daugher of the late Henry Summer, Esq., and two children. A large concourse of the friends of the deceased minister attended the funeral services, which were conducted by the Rev.s J. A. Sligh, J. D. Bowles and S. L. Nease.

John O. Koon

Sallie Kinard
Died in Newberry District on 4th December of congestion of the stomach and brain, Mrs. Sallie Kinard, beloved wife of Middleton T. Kinard in the 30th year of her age. She was a lady of strong intellectual powers and cultivated those graces and virtues that so highly embellish the female character. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in her eighth year. She committed the care of her two little girls to her mother. Eulogy.

Middleton T. Kinard
Middleton T. Kinard was born in Newberry District, S.C. and departed this life at W.W. Waldrop’s residence, September 6, 1867, aged 56 years. He was a quiet, unassuming man. He was called the “Good Samaritan” of the neighborhood. In 1865 he became a member of the Methodist E. church and professed saving grace through faith in Christ. As a son he was dutiful, remaining almost till middle age with his infirm parents; as a husband he was more, if possible, than affectionate, how kind to his two daughters. His illness was brief (congestion) and his suffering intense. His body now sleeps with his aged parents, wife and child in the family graveyard.

Lodoiska F. Knox
Died in Newberry on 3rd of October of Apoplexy, Mrs. Lodoiska F. wife of Mr. N.B. Knox, aged 39 years and 8 months. It is seldom we are called to notice such deep affliction as the surviving members of this bereaved family now experience. But a few weeks ago, Mrs. Johns, the beloved mother of the deceased was called from earth to Heaven. Following quickly her grandmother and by but a few days, he mother, passed away the young, sweet life of Susan Ida, the youngest daughter. Mrs. Knox was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church and her life was adorned by an upright walk. A husband and three children are left to weep.

Elizabeth Kinard
Died. Mrs. Elizabeth Kinard, the beloved wife of Mathias Kinard, at Winnston Co., Miss. in the 80th year of her age. She resided in Newberry until the last 18 years and was universally beloved by all that knew her. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church for 58 years. She was the mother of five children, of whom only two survive to mourn.

James W. 'Jimmy' Kesler
Silverstreet James W. "Jimmy" Kesler, 67, of 258 Trinity Church Road, Silverstreet, widower of Lynda Waldrop Kesler, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Kesler was born in the Eutopia Section of Newberry County, a son of the late H. Adam and Dessie Kilgore Kesler. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a former trustee. He was part owner of Trinity Farms. Mr. Kesler was a member of Amity Masonic Lodge No. 87, Newberry York Rite Bodies, Hejaz Shrine Temple and Newberry County Shrine Club. He was Chief of the Silverstreet Fire Dept., and was a member of the Newberry Moose Lodge, the Newberry and Saluda County Cattlemen's Association, the American Jersey Cattlemen Association, the S.C. Jersey Cattle Club and the Silverstreet Young Farmer's Association. In 1993, he was recognized by the S.C. Jersey Cattlemen Association for the management of one of the top 10 herds in the nation.

Mr. Kesler is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, J. Craig and Frieda S. Kesler, of Newberry a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law, Dave C. and Debbie Waldrop, of Newberry a sister, Ann K. Senn, of Newberry five brothers, John Kesler, Jack Kesler, Ned Kesler and Fred Kesler, all of Newberry, and Joe Kesler of Prosperity two grandchildren, J. Barry Kesler and Melynda Kesler, both of Newberry two stepgrandchildren, Danielle Stuck and Haley Stuck, both of Newberry and his Godchild, Whitney Waldrop, of Newberry. He was predeceased by a sister, Millie K. Livingston and a brother, Jerry Kesler.

Funeral services for James W. "Jimmy" Kesler will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev David Templeton and The Rev. Robert McAuley. Interment will be at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Whitaker Funeral Home and the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Kesler: 1970 Trinity Church Road, Newberry. Memorials may be made to Silverstreet Fire Dept., 3254 Island Ford Road, Silverstreet, SC 29145 or Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1167 Trinity Church Road, Newberry SC 29108.
Messages to the family may be sent via e-mail to noteswhitakerfuneralhome.com. Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College St., Newberry, is assisting the family.

J. Ellis Kunkle
PROSPERITY - Services for J. Ellis Kunkle, 83, formerly of the Stoney Hill Community, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to White Oak Manor, 2555 Kinard St., Newberry 29108, or St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 4056 St. Luke's Church Road, Prosperity 29127. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is in charge.

Mr. Kunkle, widower of Eleanor Folk Kunkle, died Friday. Born in Prosperity, he was a son of the late Thomas and Mattie Boozer Kunkle. He was a farmer and brick mason, and retired from Newberry County Vocational School as a masonary instructor. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his sons, James Ray Kunkle, William Thomas Kunkle, both of Prosperity; daughters, Joann Willard of Newberry, Janie K. Hall of Batesburg; sisters, Kathleen Lester, Bonnie Foy, both of Newberry; brothers, Henry Kunkle, Fred Kunkle, both of Prosperity; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Philip T. Kelly Jr.
NEWBERRY -- Services for Philip T. Kelly Jr., 85, of 2023 Forrest Drive will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, with burial in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be to the Philip T. Kelly Jr. Scholarship Fund at Newberry College. Whitaker Funeral Home is in charge.

Mr. Kelly died Friday, Nov. 24, 1995. Born in Charleston, he was a son of the late Philip T. Sr. and Katherine Cecilia O'Connor Kelly. He was a graduate of Newberry College and received a master's degree from Duke University.

He was first alumni director for Newberry College and established the Navy V-12 Program during World War II. He served on the Newberry College Board of Trustees. He received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Newberry College. He was a former member of the South Carolina State Board of Education, the Newberry Rotary Club, past district governor for District 775 and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.

Surviving are his wife, Pat R. Kelly; daughters, Dr. Margaret Morrow of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Dr. Katherine Kelly of Columbus, Ga.; a son, Philip Kelly III of Rock Hill; stepdaughters, Amy Novack of Columbia and Mary Williams of Newberry; a stepson, Jonathan Roach of Little Mountain; five grandchildren; and one stepgranddaughter.

George Forest KrellNews story, more news stories
Mr. Krell was shot in the abdomen by the negro, the pistol ball entering the left side about the stomach and coming out the right side in the back. He was immediately rushed to the hospital and two surgeons from Columbia immediately summoned. He underwent two blood transfusins and a major operation Sunday night, suffering much pain all the while. His condition remained critical all day Monday and death came Tuesday morning about one o'clock at the hospital. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at three p.m. from the James R. Leavell Funeral Home, with services conducted by Rev. B. F. Rogers and Rev. V. L. Fulmer. Interment was in Rosemont cemetery. Members of Amity Lodge No. 87, conducted Masonic burial services at the graveside. Acitve pallbearers were: O. P. Davenport, Gus Holm, Olaf Dahlgren, Ryan Hill, D. W. Clemmer, I. Kaplan, P. N. Abrams and J. C. Longshore. Honorary pallbearers were members of the police and sheriff's force and the city council.

Mr. Krell was born and reared below Prosperity in Newberry county and attended the schools of his section. He was from a large family connection and since coming to Newberry 22 years ago made countless friends who are gireved to learn of his sudden death. For the past eight years he served faithfully as a city policeman, prior to that he served about the same number of years as an employee of C. T. Summer and company, and for four years prior to that was an employee of the Newberry Cotton mill.

Mr. Krell was a brave and fearless officer and could be depended upon to give his best for the city. He knew no danger and was as brave as men get to be. His willingness to do his best and the right thing indeliby impressed citizens of the city as being one of the best policeman on the Newberry force. The ever beaming countenance and smile of Mr. Krell will linger as a remembrance of a man almost universally loved by all Newberrians. He was big and strong and ready and always appeared pleased and happy while at work. He will be missed.

Mr. Krell is survived by his widow, who formerly was Miss Emma Morris of the county; three sons and one daughter, Heyward Krell, Harrell Krell, Ray Krell and Mrs. Brunell Schembs, all of Newberry; his father and step-mother. Mr. and Mrs. George F. Krell of Prosperity; six brothers, John Lester Krell of Johnson City, Tenn., Colie B. Krell, policeman of Augusta, Ga., William Krell, Laurens; Claude, Roy and Eugene Krell of Prsoperity, and four sisters, Mrs. Agnes Stockman, Mrs. Lottie Bowers, all of Prosperity, and Mrs. Dottie Foshee of Newberry. James R. Leavell Funeral Home in charge.

Ruth Kinard
POMARIA - Services for Ruth Richardson Kinard, 98, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2000 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 this evening at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family suggests that those desiring may make memorials to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 5514 New Hope Road, Pomaria, S.C. 29126. Mrs. Kinard, widow of John B. Kinard, died Tuesday. Born in Pomaria, she was a daughter of the late Bennie B. and Mary Setzler Richardson. Mrs. Kinard attended Summerland College and taught school for a number of years in Newberry County. She was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church where she taught the Adult and Youth Sunday School classes for many years. She was a life member of the WELCA and sang in the church choir for over 60 years. Surviving are five nephews; a host of great nephews and nieces and a foster son, James Michael Griffin.

Eusebius H. Koon
POMARIA – Eusebius “Sebe” Hollan Koon, 88, died Saturday. His wife, Lula Mae Bowers Koon died Thursday. Double funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He was born in Newberry County, the son of the late Wallace P. and Rebecca Cromer Koon. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are two sons, Lolan L. Koon and Eric C. Koon of Pomaria; a daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Long of Pomaria; and a sister, Mrs. Julia Works of Prosperity. Whittaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Argyra Wilson Koon
Argyra Wilson Koon, 81, of 837 Koon Trestle Rd., Pomaria, widow of Eldredge B. Koon, died Monday, Nov. 18 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Koon was born on Dec 4, 1920 in Newberry County, the oldest daughter of the late J. Claude Wilson, Sr. and Frances Kibler Wilson. She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Circle #1 of WELCA. Mrs. Koon is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Frances K. and David Bouknight of Leesville; three sons and daughter-in-law, Jerry W. Koon of Leesville, Ronnie E. Koon of Pomaria and C. Randall and Lisa Koon of Pomaria; a sister, Vermelle Kibler of Spartanburg; a brother, John C. Wilson of Prosperity; and four grandchildren and spouses, Dave and Lisa Bouknight and David Lowrance of Greenville, Walt Bouknight of Leesville and Katie Koon of Pomaria. She was predeceased by her stepmother, Erin Amick Wilson. Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. today in St. Paul Lutheran Church by Rev. Brent Nichols. Interment was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2496 S.C. Highway 773, Pomaria, SC 29126. Active pallbearers were: Dr. Larry E. Kibler, Johnny Wilson, Jimmy Richardson, Paul Bouknight, Carold Wicker, Edwin Dowd, Paul Werts and David Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Oscar Lovelace, Dr. Chip Dixon and the administration and staff of White Oak Manor.

Margaret King
Whitmire - Margaret King, 73, widow of Adger F. King, formerly of 88 Tidmarsh Drive, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Lexington County Medical Center. Born in Union County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Ernest and Anna Lee Bailey Sims. Survivors: sons, David A. Thomas and Jonathan Boyce a daughter, Ellen Boyce brothers, Ray Sims and Lewis Sims sisters, Ruth Smith and Mary Arthur Powers two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gray Funeral Home, Whitmire. Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Whitmire United Methodist Church. Burial: Ebenezer Church Cemetery. Omit flowers. Memorials: Charity of one's choice.

Andrew B. Koon
Peak Andrew B. Koon, 83, formerly of 104 River St., died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Anne Maria Nursing Center, North Augusta. Born in Peak, he was a son of the late Thomps and Pearl Koon. Veteran: U.S. Army during World War II. Retired: Lone Star Industries. Member: Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church.  Survivors: wife, Billie Rebecca Stoudemayer Koon a son, Larry E. Koon of Little Mountain three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased: a brother, James Luther Koon.  Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. today at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church. Burial: Peak Cemetery.

J. T. Kinard
Pomaria, Dec. 12 – J. T. Kinard, a popular citizen and progressive merchant, died at a hospital in Columbia Sunday morning.

Mr. Kinard has been in declining health for the past several months. He was 48 years of age, and is survived by a wife, who before marriage, was Miss Maggie Glymph, and six children, Misses Vera, Ruby and Edith, and Ernest, Alvin and Thomas, besides a large circle of relatives and friends.

Mr. Kinard was a prominent Woodman of the World and was buried with Woodman honors. The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, the Rev. S. P. Koon.  Interment was in St. Paul's cemetery this morning at 11 o'clock.

 William A. Kinard
Sumter, Jan. 5 – William A. Kinard died suddenly this morning. The remains will be taken to his former home at Newberry for interment. Mr. Kinard is survived by Mrs. Kinard and by two sons, William Kinard of Sumter and Clarence Kinard of Pittsburgh.  Mr. Kinard moved from Newberry several years ago, and for the past few years has been connected with the Jenkins Automobile Specialty company, being head of the shipping department.

Newberry, Jan. 5 – There was much regret expressed here this morning, when a telegram from Sumter brought news of the death of William A. Kinard in that city. No particulars were given, but it is supposed his death must have been sudden or his illness very short, as recent letters from his family to relatives here did not speak of his being sick. Mr. Kinard was about 55 years of age. He was a native of Newberry and lived here until removal to Sumter about 10 years ago. He is the last, except Mrs. M. L. Lovelace of this city, of a large family of children of the late Solomon P. Kinard. Mr. Kinard leaves a wife and two grown sons – the older with the Westinghouse company in Pittsburgh, Pa., the younger with one of the Sumter back. Mrs. Kinard is a sister of Dr. Jas. M. Kibler and Mrs. William Johnson of this city. It is not known here tonight what arrangements have been made as to the funeral, but it is supposed he will be buried here. Mrs. Johnson left here this afternoon, by the Atlantic Coast Line for Sumter.

Newberry Observer, Jan. 7, 1913
Death of William A. Kinard
Mr. William A. Kinard died at his home in Sumter Saturday morning of heart failure. His death was sudden and unexpected. He was preparing to go down town to his business, when he was seized with violent pains in his chest. A physician was called in, but before his arrival Mr. Kianrd was dead. The body was brought to Newberry on Sunday and on Monday afternoon at four o'clock the funeral was held from the residence of Mr. William Johnson, the burial being in Rosemont cemetery, services being conducted at the grave by Rev. Edw. Fulenwider. Mr. Kinard was a native of Newberry, a son of the late Solomon Kinard, for a long time postmaster at Newberry, and was fifty-eight years old. He lived in Newberry up to about ten years ago, when he moved to Sumter, where he was in the automobile business. While there Mr. Kinard was for a part of the time a merchant and at other times a clerk. He had a large circle of friends, He is the last, except Mrs. M. L. Lovelace, of this city, of a large family of children, among the number being Jas. H. M. Kinard, the first Mrs. W. H. Blates, Jno. A. Kinard and Ed Kinard. Mr.  Kinard married Miss Elizabeth Kibler, daughter of the late D. W. T. Kibler of this city, a sister of Dr. Jas. M. Kibler and Mrs. William Johnson. They have two children living - Clarence, who is with the Westinghouse company in Pittsburg, and William, who is with one of the banks in Sumter.
 

Tommie Kinard
PROSPERITY - Services for Tommie Lee Long Kinard will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family is at the residence of Ernestine Derrick Bedenbaugh and will receive friends Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church Bereavement Fund, 3124 Bachman Chapel Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Mrs. Kinard, 97, widow of John Ernest Kinard, died December 8, 2004. Born in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Ebenezer and Corrie Elvie Gruber Long. She was a former employee of Newberry Steam Laundry and retired as the lunchroom operator at Prosperity Elementary School. Mrs. Kinard was a member of Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, William Luther and Connie Kinard and James Harold and Sadie Rae Kinard of Prosperity; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and J.D. Crumpton, Ernestine Derrick Bedenbaugh, Pauline and Wayne Harmon, all of Prosperity, Sudie Mae and Perry Livingston of Pomaria; sisters, Mattie Mae L. Wicker of Prosperity, Laura L. Monts of West Columbia; sister-in-law, Annie Mae K. Bobb of Prosperity; 17 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 16 great-greatgrandchildren, 1 stepgrandchild and 7 stepgreat- grandchildren. Mrs. Kinard was predeceased by a son, John Glenn Kinard; brothers, George "Mid" Long and Ira B. Long; sisters, Geneva L.C. Hendrix, Mary L. Turner, Nancy L. Cromer and Eugenia Long.
 

Wister David Kinard
Prosperity Wister David Kinard, 93, of 2282 Bachman Chapel Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born in Williamston, he was a son of the late John and Eugenia Kinard.

Survivors: Wife, Carrie Metts Kinard a sister, Annie Mae Bobb, of Prosperity two grandsons and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased: Sons, David P. Kinard Sr. and Donald O. Kinard.

Visitation: 6 to 7 tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church. Burial: Church cemetery. Memorials: Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church.

 Jewel Kinard
NEWBERRY - Services for Jewel Wilson Kinard, 80, of 5564 Jollystreet Road, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Norman L. Deal officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 tonight at Whitaker Funeral Home and will be at the residence. Memorials may be made to the Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 3074 Bachman Chapel Road, Newberry, SC 29108, or to a charity of one's choice. Notes to the family may be sent to notes@whitaker-funeralhome.com.

Mrs. Kinard, widow of James Virgil Kinard, died January 25, 2002. Born in Chappells on June 22, 1921, she was a daughter of the late John C. and Annie May Smith Wilson. Mrs. Kinard graduated from Spartanburg General Hospital as a registered nurse. She was also a registered Lab and X-ray Technician.

Mrs. Kinard was a retired registered nurse, having worked at Spartanburg General Hospital as a Supervisor and Instructor of Pediatrics; the Newberry County Memorial Hospital as Administrator and Director of Nursing, Private and General Staff Duty, Staff Development, Personnel and Public Relations, Infection Control, Administrative Assistant, X-Ray and Lab. Manager, Health Care Records, and Risk Management.

Mrs. Kinard was a member of Bachman Chapel Evangelical Lutheran Church, WELCA Unit I, member of the American Heart Association, member of RSVP and NCCOA. She was a former member of the American Society of Health Education and Training, the American Society of Radiological Technicians, the American Nurses Association where she was a member for over 40 years. She was listed in "Who's Who in American Educators" and was nominated and selected for inclusion in "Who's Who in American Nursing". She received the A.R.C. Elisabeth Post Award in 1995, she served as a Professional Education Chairman for the American Cancer Society, She was the American Red Cross Volunteer in 1988, and was a Salvation Army Volunteer.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Huger Caughman of Newberry; grandchildren, Huger P. Caughman Jr. and Kristin A. Caughman, both of Newberry. She was predeceased by sister, Bonnie Wilson Andrews. Mrs. Kinards was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Helen Gilliam Kibler
Newberry Helen Gilliam Kibler, 85, of 501 Wright St., died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at White Oak Manor, Newberry.  Survivors: A son, Forest Gilliam Kibler of Gulf Shore, Ala. daughters, Angela K. Livingston of Newberry, and Kathy K. Lathren of Prosperity brothers, Ray, Gene, and the Rev. T.C. Gilliam six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased: Parents, J. Newton and Annie Belle Bishop Gilliam.  Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church. Burial: Church cemetery. Memorials: Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church, 3124 Bachman Chapel Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.
 

Thomas E. Kinard
Whitmire Thomas E. Kinard, 77, of 16 Gary St., Whitmire, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Kinard was born in Prosperity, a son of the late Thomas D. and Viola Rikard Kinard. He retired from J.P. Stevens Co., Whitmire Plant, after 32 years of employment, and was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church.

Mr. Kinard is survived by his wife, Louise Caughman Kinard of the home two daughters and a son-in-law, Betty and Carol Thomas of Whitmire, and Gracie Ann Kinard of Columbia a nephew, Robert D. Kinard of Moore and a grandson, Michael Paul Thomas of Whitmire.

Funeral services for Thomas E. Kinard will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church by the Rev. James Shealy. Interment will be held at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Memorials may be made to Whitmire Fire Department, 1116 Sinclair Ave., Whitmire, SC 29178 or St. Timothy Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 265, Whitmire, SC 29178. 

Gracie Ann Kinard
Gracie Ann Kinard, 47, of 1116 Sinclair Ave., Whitmire, died June 19, 2004, in a car accident in Columbia.  Miss Kinard was born on Feb. 13, 1957, in Union, a daughter of Maude Louise Caughman Kinard and the late Thomas E. Kinard. She was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Whitmire.  Miss Kinard is survived by her mother, Maude Louise Caughman Kinard of the home; sister and brother-in-law, Betty K. and Carol Thomas of Whitmire; and a nephew, Michael Paul Thomas of Whitmire.

Funeral services for Gracie Ann Kinard will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Timothy Lutheran Church by the Rev. John Weaver and the Rev. James Shealy. Interment will be in Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church Cemetery at Prosperity. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry and another visitation will be held at St. Timothy Lutheran Church from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday. The family will be at the residence, 1116 Sinclair Ave., Whitmire.  Memorials may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 265, Whitmire, SC 29178 or to the Whitmire Fire Department, 1116 Sinclair Ave., Whitmire, SC 29178. Messages to the family may be sent via email at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com. Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College St., Newberry, S.C., is assisting the family.

David Kinard
PROSPERITY - Services for David P. Kinard Sr., 66, of 2233 Bachman Chapel Road, will be held at 4 p.m. today at Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 3124 Bachman Chapel Road, Prosperity 29127. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is in charge.

Mr. Kinard, widower of Mary Morris Kinard, died Sunday. Born in Prosperity, he was a son of W.D. and Carrie Metts Kinard. He was an employee of Newberry County and a member of Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church. He was also a Korean War veteran.

Surviving are his parents, of Prosperity; son, David P. Kinard Jr. and daughter-in-law, Debra of Prosperity; two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Donald O. Kinard.

Larry Kinard
RIDGE SPRING - Services for Larry R. Kinard, 67, of 1003 West Main Street, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2002 at Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cecil Fulmer, Robert S. Householder Jr., John Mullins, Andrew Rutland, Alton Wicker and Robert E. Yonce. Honorary pallbearers will be Francis Counts, Phillips Boatwright, Borell Boatwright, Travis Yonce, O.T. Price Jr., Brian McCormack, George C. Kinard and Andy Rodgers. The family will receive friends from 6-8 tonight at Milton Shealy Funeral Home, Batesburg-Leesville, and other times at the residence. Memorials may be made to Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 3074 Bachman Chapel Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to the charity of one's choice.

Mr. Kinard died Thursday, September 5, 2002 in Duke University Medical Center after a courageous battle of more than five years with leukemia. Born in Newberry County, he was a son of the late Herman J. and Isabell Metts Kinard. He was employed with Householder's Garage for 35 years. He had retired as a vocational teacher from Aiken County public schools. He was a dedicated member of his community, serving on the Ridge Spring Volunteer Fire Department for more than 35 years and on the Town Council for three terms. He was a member of the Jaycees and was active in the Ridge Spring Harvest Festival. He coached baseball at the Dixie Youth and high school levels for many years. He was a former member of the South Carolina National Guard and a past master of Hampton Lodge No. 134.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Mary Waters Kinard of Ridge Spring; son, Dr. Gary R. Kinard of Millersville, Md.; sisters, Florence K. Householder of Ridge Spring, Hazel K. Wicker of Newberry, Dorothy Nell Fulmer of Prosperity; brothers, Herman C. Kinard of Columbia; J. Wayne Kinard of Laurens, Ronnie S. Kinard of Prosperity.

Robert Koon
CHAPIN - Robert L. Koon, 60, of 641 Clipper Trail, Chapin, SC, died Friday, November 25, 2005, at the Lexington Medical Center.  Mr. Koon was born on March 25, 1945, in Chapin, a son of the late Claude C. and Nellie McCartha Koon. He attended the Newberry Church of God.

Mr. Koon is survived by his wife, Trudy A. Koon; four daughters, Hope Wilson of Newberry, Robbie Harris of Prosperity, Cindy Nichols of Williston, and Diane Koon of Newberry; one son, Tony Koon of Dallas, TX; one sister, Frances Riddle of Little Mountain; one brother, Carroll C. Koon of Newberry; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Tammy Jewel Koon.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Monday at Newberry Church of God. Interment will be in Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from to 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence of his daughter, Robbie Harris, 465 Long Road, Prosperity.  Memorials may be made to the Newberry Church of God, 2693 College St., 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.
 

Kathryn “Kay” H. Kibler
Kathryn “Kay” H. Kibler, 75, of Newberry, died Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at her residence.

Born in Monroe, NC, on Sept. 20, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Leroy and Pearl Pressly Helms. Mrs. Kibler attended Newberry College and worked for Coca Cola Bottling Company of Columbia. She was a member of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Class B Sunday School Class.

Surviving are her husband, William D. Kibler, Jr.; a son, Keith D. (Roxanne) Kibler of Statesboro, GA and a granddaughter, Lauren Nichole Kibler. Mrs. Kibler was predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Lewis V. “Helen” Ringer and a brother Kenneth Helms.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2008, at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip’s Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 2461 St. Philip’s Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108 or Lutheran Hospice, PO Box 805, White Rock, SC 29177.

Active pallbearers: Billy Derrick, Harry E. “Bubba” Cromer, Larry Helms, Wayland Helms, Bill Lominick, and Freddie Greene.

Honorary pallbearers: Members of Adult B Sunday School Class, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Fulmer, Mr. and Mrs. Stan Lominack, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Dickert, Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Nichols and Dr. John Thompson. A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.mcswainevans.com.

Lolan Koon

POMARIA - Lolan L. Koon, 91, formerly of Pomaria, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at J.F. Hawkins Healthcare.

Mr. Koon was born on August 15, 1912 in Newberry County, a son of the late Eusebius Holland and Lula Mae Bowers Koon. He was a life long shoe repairman and merchant in the town of Pomaria. He was a member of Pomaria Lutheran Church, having served on the congregational council for many terms, and was the superintendent of Sunday school for a number of years. He was a charter member of the Pomaria Fire Department where he served until his retirement and a charter member of the Pomaria Ruritan Club.

Mr. Koon is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry O. and Jenny W. Koon; a sister, Lessie Koon Long; a brother, Eric C. Koon, all of Pomaria; grandchildren and spouses, Terry and Sallie Koon of Chapin; and Michael and Karen Rumfelt of Pomaria; and great- grandchildren, Rebekah Koon, Zachary Koon, and Stephen Rumfelt. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruby Oxner Koon who died on October15, 1980, and by two brothers, Rupert E. Koon and Eldridge B. Koon.

Funeral services for Lolan L. Koon will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at Pomaria Lutheran Church by the Rev. Dr. Mary Havens. Interment will be in Pomaria Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Friday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence, 311 Holloway Street, Pomaria.

Memorials may be made to Pomaria Lutheran Church, PO Box 246, Pomaria, SC 29126 or to the Pomaria Fire Department, 1653 Peak Road, Pomaria, SC 29126.

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.

Ruth Richardson Koon

POMARIA - Ruth Richardson Koon, 94, formerly 1689 Peak Road, Pomaria, widow of Thomas Clyde Koon, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home, Newberry.

Mrs. Koon was born on Sept. 27, 1911, in Richland County, a daughter of the late John Burley and Mary E. Eleazer Richardson. She was a homemaker and was a member of Pomaria Lutheran Church and W.E.L.C.A.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda K. and George Long of Pomaria; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Norma R. Richardson of Pomaria; two sisters, Emily Wilson and Thelma Farr of Irmo; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pomaria Lutheran Church by the Rev. Dr. Mary Havens. Interment will be in the Pomaria cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, and the family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Long, 1689 Peak Road, Pomaria.

Active pallbearers will be Timothy Richardson, Kenneth Richardson, Bucky Metze, Joe Richardson, Dwight Wilson and Brian Key. Honorary pallbearers will be Faithful Followers Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to the Pomaria Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 246, Pomaria, SC 29126. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, is assisting the family.

Mary Elizabeth Counts Koon

Prosperity Mary Elizabeth Counts Koon, 77, widow of Woodrow W. Koon, formerly of 105 Pinedale Court, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000.

Survivors: sons, Woodrow K. Koon of Pomaria, Steven R. Koon and J. Ritchie Koon of Prosperity sisters, Ruth Counts and Inez Richardson six grandchildren three great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pomaria Lutheran Church. Burial: Church cemetery. Memorials: Pomaria Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 246, Pomaria, SC 29206. Family: 410 Rest St., Pomaria.

Jack Koon

POMARIA - Graveside services for Jack Harold Koon 83, who died Sunday, July 27, 2003, will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Pomaria Lutheran Church Cemetery. www.mcswainevans.com.

He was born in Pomaria where he lived all of his live. He was the son of the late Julius H. and Lula Elizabeth Hipp Koon. Mr. Koon served in the CC Camp in the 1930's and served from 1940-1946 in World War II. He was a life member of Chapter 60 Disabled Vets, a carpenter and a cattle farmer for a number of years. He was a member of Pomaria Lutheran Church.

He is survived by sisters, Jula K. Robbs of Gaffney, Margaret K. Englert of Bethel Park, PA; a brother, Roy D. Koon of Johnson City, TN. Mr. Koon was predeceased by a son, Harold Koon; sisters, Lucy K. Aull, Mary K. Wicker, Ellen K. Stuck and Susie K. Spencer; brothers, Clyde Koon, Chris Koon, Walter B. Koon, Henry Koon and William Koon.

William E. A. Kibler
Newberry, Aug. 6 – The 18 months old child of Dr. and Mrs. E. H. Kibler died Saturday at their home in this city and was buried in Rosemont cemetery Sunday afternoon.

Billie Koon
NEWBERRY - Mrs. Billie Rebecca Stoudemayer Koon, 76, formerly of Peak, widow of Andrew B. Koon, died Dec. 24, 2003, at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.  Born in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph P. and Willie Irene Livingston Stoudemayer. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Koon is survived by a son, Larry Koon, of Little Mountain; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Christine Stoudemayer. She was predeceased by a brother, Ray Stoudemayer.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church by the Rev. Walter Shealy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the interment. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is in charge.

Rex E. Kingsmore
Newberry Rex E. Kingsmore, 39, of 8878 St. Luke's Church Road, died Dec. 21, 2002, at Newberry County Memorial. He was a son of Claudette Lester and the late Elton D. Kingsmore.

Survivors: Daughter, Shaina D. Kingsmore of Chapin his mother, of Newberry siblings, Pamela M. Fisher of Snellville, Ga., Tina K. Frick of Prosperity and David C. Kingsmore of Gaston and maternal grandparents, J.C. and Mary Nelle Lester of Newberry.

Service: 3 p.m. today at Colony Lutheran Church. Burial: Church cemetery. Visitation in the church social hall follows interment. Memorials: Colony Lutheran Church, 48 Colony Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108. -- Whitaker Funeral Home.

Macie King
NEWBERRY - Services for Macie Hyatt Davis King, 81, formerly of Kinard St., will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, with burial in Rosemont Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. David Jones will officiate. Visitation will be 1:30-2:45 p.m. Wednesday at Truesdell Hall of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church. Whitaker Funeral Home is in charge. Memorials may be made to Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, 1211 Calhoun St., Newberry 29108, American Heart Association, Myra Addy, 2230 Glenn St., Newberry 29108, or to a charity of one's choice.

Mrs. King, a resident of Frampton Hall of the Presbyterian Home of S.C. at Clinton and widow of Rev. William T. King, died Monday at Laurens County Hospital. Born in Newberry, she was the oldest daughter of the late Walter H. and Myra Sligh Davis. She was a retired public school teacher and practiced her faith every day of her life.

She was a member of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, where she was an ordained elder. She was an affiliate member of Thornwell Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton. She served many roles, along side her husband, during his ministry.

Mrs. King published two books in the last five years, detailing her autobiographical memories and her philosophy of life. She loved each person in a special way and was loved by each in a special way. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Her life was a blessing.

Surviving are her daughters, Sally King of Columbia, Jane K. Ford of Greensboro, N.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, Walt and Joanne King, of Downers Grove, Ill., Steve and Karen King, of Clemmons, N.C.; sisters, Nell Bohannon of Xenia, Ohio, Faye Cooper of Greenville, Myra Phillips of Starkville, Mass.; brother, James Henry Davis of Newberry; sisters-in- law, Sara Knox of Orlando, Fla., Edna King of Green Grove Springs, Fla.; grandchildren, Eric, Laura, and Gina Chapman, Hyatt Ford, Anna, Emily, Tony, and Will King. She was predeceased by two brothers, Heyward Davis and John Davis.

Margaret Keitt
NEWBERRY - Services for Margaret Kinard Keitt, 95, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Whitaker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. David Jones. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Home of SC, 700 DaVega Drive, Lexington, SC 29073.

Mrs. Keitt, widow of Joseph Lawrence Keitt Jr., died Saturday at the Presbyterian Home in Lexington. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Margaret Land Kinard. She was a graduate of Greenville Women's College (Furman University) and taught in the public schools in Newberry before she married. She was a member of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her daughters, Anna K. McIlwain of Talladega, Ala., Margaret K. Smith of LaGrange, Ky.; sister, Elizabeth Norris of Newberry; grandchildren, Peggy K. Stone of Elizabethtown, Ky., Robert J. Smith of Granger, Ind., Margaret M. Trammell of Prattsville, Ala., James W. McIlwain of Talladega, Ala., Mary C. McIlwain of Daphne, Ala. Mrs. Keitt was predeceased by her sister, Lavinia Rook McCarrel and brothers, Robert Kinard and John M. Kinard Jr.

Alice Danielsen Kinard
Alice Danielsen Kinard, age 79, and widow of Hubert Vernon Kinard, went to meet her Savior on January 3, 2010. Alice was born in Newberry to the late John T. Danielsen, Sr. and the late Mary Enlow Danielsen on June 16, 1930.

An honor graduate of Newberry High School, Mrs. Kinard was a summa cum laude graduate of Newberry College. She received both and MA and a MEd degree from Winthrop University. She has been listed in Who’s Who Among American Women and Who’s Who Among American Educators. Mrs. Kinard taught at Newberry Middle School and Newberry High School. From time to time, she also taught at Newberry College, Piedmont Technical College, and as a substitute in Newberry County.

Early in life, Alice dedicated her life to Jesus Christ. She served Him in the three areas of her life that brought her much love, joy and happiness; her churches, her family, and her students.

She is survived by her two sons, Daniel H. Kinard of Lexington and John L. (Zeolean Frick) Kinard of Greenwood; six grandchildren, Chris Kinard, Mary Elizabeth Kinard, Hunter Kinard, Vernon Kinard, Abby Kinard, and Gretchen Kinard; and a large number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, J.T, Jr. and Heyward Danielsen, and three sisters, Christina Danielsen, Louise D. Senn, and Blanche D. Kalloff.

Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Caldwell Day and the Reverend Floyd Sides will conduct the service. Interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 9:30 to 10:30 AM, prior to the service, at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.

Pallbearers will be Chris Kinard, Vernon Kinard, Alan Paysinger, Norris Long, P.K. Fuller, Mike Hipp, Clarence Shealy, Jr., Bill Floyd, Sam Baird, and Bill Harvey.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Fesperman Sunday School Class of Redeemer and Women of the ELCA Circles.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646; Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1515 Boundary St., Newberry, SC 29108; or to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Organ Fund, 501 E. Creswell Ave., Greenwood SC 29646. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Anna King
Anna Hiller King, 83, of Newberry, widow of Leland King, died Thursday, August 17, 2006 at Palmetto Health Richland.
Mrs. King was born on February 4, 1923 in Newberry, the daughter of the late Edgar L. and Nora Ammons Hiller. She was a retired seamstress with Newberry Laundry, was a member of Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church and was a former church choir member and Christian Service Committee member.  She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Mable Hiller and Lin Slaton of Newberry. She was predeceased by two sisters, Cleo H. Morris and Essie Mae H. Ammons and two brothers, George O. "Bubba" Hiller and Walter Hiller.
Funeral services were conducted 3:00 P.M. Monday at Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church by the Rev. Robert Kasting and the Rev. Dr. Robert McCollum. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  Visitation was from 6:00 to 7:30 PM Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church choir Robe Fund, 1307 Drayton St., Newberry SC 29108.  Active pallbearers wer Edward Slaton, Danny Hiller, Milton Shealy, Butch Price, Mike O'Connell, Harold Hunter, Danny Stone and Arnold Hiller. Honorary pallbearers were Sherri Morris, Sherry Cromer, Tommy Ann Danielson, Robbie Hunter, Dora Sue Livingston, Linda McCollum, Wayne Hiller, Anna Marie Lyda, Barbara Swygert, Catherine Miles, Carla Creekmore and the members of the West End Seniors.  (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Mary Kinard
Mary Norris Kinard, 92, of Newberry, widow of O. Z. “Zack” Kinard, died Monday, August 23, 2010, at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.  
Born on August 22, 1918, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late William Calhoun and Mary Jean Long Norris. She was retired from Damon International. Mrs. Kinard was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church where she was a member of the GO Group.  She is survived by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, George Norris, William Norris, Claude Norris, Earl Norris, Jackson Norris and Blanche N. Kinard.  Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at Newberry Memorial Gardens by Rev. Suzanne Walker. Memorials may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, c/o Robert Davis, 256 Graham Cemetery Road, Pomaria, SC 29126 or to the charity of one’s choice. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Mary Kinard
Pomaria - Mary Articia Richardson Kinard, 99, widow of William Horace Kinard, died October 16, 2006. Born in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Thomas P. and Mary Elizabeth Blanche Wicker Richardson. She was a graduate of Hunter Dewalt Graded School and had retired from Prosperity Manufacturing. After retirement Mrs. Kinard worked at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home and Newberry Memorial Gardens. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Ladies Bible Class. Surviving are sons, Horace N. "Nickie" (Mary) Kinard and William Harvey (Maxine) Kinard, both of Newberry and John T. "Tommy" (Janet) Kinard of Pomaria; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Lisa) Kinard, Beth (Jon) Orcutt, Travis (Glenda) Kinard, Douglas Kinard, Susan Chapman, Brian (Becky) Kinard; great-grandchildren, Brigman Kinard, Allyson Kinard, Stephanie Kinard, Julie Kinard, Graydon Kinard, Parker Kinard, Jessica Chapman, Katie Articia Orcutt, Brianna Kinard and Baylee Kinard. Mrs. Kinard was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been predeceased by five sisters and two brothers. Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Kinard and will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2446 S.C. Highway 773, Pomaria, SC 29126. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Lera Dominick Kinard
88, of Prosperity, widow of A. Hayne Kinard, died Monday, December 12, 2005 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Kinard was born on June 4, 1917 in Prosperity, a daughter of the late C. "Ed" and Carrie Wicker Dominick. She was a retired employee of Prosperity Manufacturing and was a member of Colony Lutheran Church, the Adult Sunday School Class, W.E.L.C.A., and the Colony Friendship Group. Mrs. Kinard is survived her daughter, Shelby Jean Gilliam of Prosperity and a special friend Thomas Hartle. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was also predeceased by her granddaughter, Kathy Jean Gilliam- Bergen and her son-in-law, D. O'Merle Gilliam. Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 P.M. Thursday at Colony Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jerry Trantham. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family did receive friends from to 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. The family was at the residence of her daughter, Shelby Jean Gilliam, 4298 Jollystreet Rd, Prosperity. Memorials may be made to Colony Lutheran Church, 48 Colony Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108. Active pallbearers were Emery Lester, Jerry Nichols, Lewis Black, Charles Dominick, George Black, Steve Kinard, and Jimmy Dominick. Honorary pallbearers were Eldred and Evelyn Amick and all of Mrs. Kinards nieces and nephews. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Donley R. Koon
Columbia - Donley R. Koon, 82, of Columbia died April 19, 2007 at Lexington Medical Center. Born in Chapin he was a son of the late Noah Daniel and Lilly Jeanette Frick Koon. He was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran and retired in 1977 from SCE&G. He was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife Blondell Hamm Koon; a son, Gregory Ray Koon of Chapin; a daughter Janice (Jim) Warf of Columbia; a brother, Lindsay Koon of Ballentine; 3 grandchildren, Douglas Stokes Koon, Robby (Susan) Warf and Andrew Warf; and 2 great-grandchildren, Jimmy and Mary Catherine Warf. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family suggests that those desiring may make memorials to St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1416 Broad River Road, Columbia 29210. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home of Newberry is in charge of arrangements. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Mary Keitt
Mary Helen Griffith Keitt, of Mountain Towers Health Care Rehab in Cheyenne, WY, died Friday, July 9, 2010.  
Helen was born on January 31, 1931, to the late James Wilbur Griffith and Hattie Sue McCarty Griffith of Newberry.  She is survived by her children, James Robert Keitt and his wife, Debbie, Maurice Houseal Keitt and his wife, Tamara and Tammy Elizabeth Myer; grandchildren, Amy Denise Keitt, Melanie Aydelotte, Jennifer Harsin, Robert Russell Myer and Ryan Myer; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Grace Harsin and Tatum Elizabeth Harsin; a brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Judy Griffith of Newberry.  She was preceded in death by her brothers, Houseal and Sonny Griffith, her sister and brother-in-law, Sarah Griffith Bedenbaugh and Edward Bedenbaugh and stepmother, Elizabeth Attaway Griffith.  Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Newberry Memorial Gardens...contributed by Donna Brummett

Wilma Kinard
Mrs. Wilma Richardson Kinard, 80, was born on April 8, 1930, in the Jollystreet section of Newberry County. She has resided in Newberry County all of her life spending the last 60 years in her current home in the St. Philip’s Community. She passed into life eternal on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at her home. 
Wilma is survived by her grandson, Berley L. Rister III and Joseph Leland Rister and a son-in-law, Berley L. Rister, Jr. as well as many devoted nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland J. Kinard; a son, Leland J. Kinard, Jr.; and a daughter, Cindy K. Rister and a brother, George Harold Richardson. Mrs. Kinard was the daughter of the late Lillian Livingston and George Euston Richardson.  Mrs. Wilma retired from the Kayser-Roth Plant in 1997. She was a member of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church and attended faithfully until health kept her at home. She enjoyed visiting the Waffle House and her friends there. She loved the visits from her extended family and enjoyed many hours of fellowship around the “Big Table” where she served many guests over the years. Mrs. Wilma continued to host meals with the help of nieces and nephews during her later years because that fellowship along with the love from her extended family made her life worth living along with her faith in Jesus Christ. A very special “Thank You” goes to Anna Jolly, Nurse Bonnie and Tri-County Hospce for the love and care that they provided during her final months. This care came from the heart and allowed her to remain in her home that she loved. The family would like to say “Thank You” to everyone that visited and brightened her final days because she loved to have company.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. The family is at the home of  Dean Lominick in Pomaria and also at her residence in Newberry. She may be viewed at the church one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Philip’s Lutheran Church Improvement Fund, 2461 St. Philip’s Church Road, Newberry, SC 92108.  Active pallbearers: Chris Lominick, Mark Richardson, Adam Smith, A.P. Smith, Carold Wicker and Doug Wicker.  Honorary pallbearers: Members of the Joy Fellowship of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church...contributed by Donna Brummett

Lois Kibler
Lois Elizabeth Wicker Kibler, 87, of Newberry, widow of J. Paul Kibler, died Sunday, December 26, 2010, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.  
Born on December 2, 1923, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late James T. Wicker, Sr. and Alliene Free Wicker. Mrs. Kibler worked for Carter & Holmes Florist and Anderson Shoe’s and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church where she was a member of WELCA, the Adult B Sunday School Class, a former Sunday School Teacher and for 20 years acknowledged the memorials and honorariums. She and her husband were the Youth Leaders for Luther League for 25 years and was a member of Woodmen of the World.  Mrs. Kibler is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Libby and Billy Bedenbaugh of Newberry; a sister, Faiery Kinard of Prosperity; a brother, James T. Wicker, Jr. of Newberry; grandchildren, Laura Bedenbaugh and Hannon (Deena) Bedenbaugh both of Newberry; sister-in-law, Rainey Kibler of Prosperity and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Jeanie Rawls.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip’s Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 2461 St. Philip’s Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108...contributed by Donna Brummett

Connie Kinard
Connie Boozer Kinard, 78, of Prosperity, died Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at her residence. Born on July 2, 1932, in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late James Harvey "Pie" and Eoline Eloise Lake Boozer. She was a member of Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband, William Luther Kinard; daughters, Lona Shore of Prosperity, and Linda (Bill) Mossmayer of Prosperity; sons, William (Debbie) Kinard of Austinville, VA, and Eddie (Phyllis) Kinard of Hamlet, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was pre-deceased by a daughter, Dorothy, a grandchild; three great-grandchildren, her brother and a nephew. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, December 24, 2010 in Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church Cemetery by the Rev. Floyd Sides. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church, Cemetery Fund, 3074 Bachman Chapel Road, Prosperity, SC 29127. Active pall bearers will be Jeremy Harrison, Alan Harrison, Clayton Kinard, Jacob Walters, John Derrick, and Richard Crumpton...contributed by Donna Brummett 

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