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Mary Rilla Shealy Long
PROSPERITY - Services for Mary Shealy Long, 92, formerly of Route 1, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Lynn Peters will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Mike Long, Tracy Long, Dean Long, Jimmy Counts, Gene Counts, Von Counts, Francis Shealy and Roy Shealy. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, Newberry. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity 29127. 
Mrs. Long, widow of Curtis D. Long, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, in Sumter. Born in Chapin, she was a daughter of the late Julian and Ella Derrick Shealy. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.  Surviving are her sons, Derieux Long and William Long, both of Sumter; sister, Ada Ruth Addy of Irmo; three grandsons and six great-grandchildren.

Nell Johnson Livingston
EASLEY -- Nell Johnson Livingston, 89, widow of Vernon Jesse Livingston, died Thursday, March 6, 2008. Funeral services will be today at 1 p.m. in Easley at First United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend Jim Correll and the Reverend Ben Barnett. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service.

Born March 30, 1918, in Kinards, SC, she was the daughter of the late George William and Katie Dreher Johnson. She retired from Hollis Elementary School, District of Greenville County, and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Easley. Mrs. Livingston was a blessing to all her family, a caring sister, a devoted wife, a loving mother and a doting grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and loved flowers and gardening.

Surviving are two sons, Heath Livingston and wife Jo Bell of Galatin, Tennessee, Tim Livingston of Easley; a daughter, Elaine Bassett and her husband Rick of Easley; four grandchildren, Rachel Bassett, Matthew Bassett, Laura Livingston and Jesse Livingston and two greatgrandchildren. She is survived by one brother, Mayer L. Johnson of Columbia and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and brothers, Ansel Johnson and Champ Johnson and sisters, Louise Lathrop, Ruby Sharpe and Mary Cromer.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 115 West 1st Avenue, Easley, SC 29640 or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1821 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621. Robinson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Bertha Lott
CLINTON - Services for Bertha Leailla Owens Lott, 87, will be held at 4 p.m. today at Gray Funeral Home chapel with burial in Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry. Visitation is from 3-4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Lott, widow of John Lott Sr., died June 6, 2002. Born in Roebuck, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Bessie Mitchell Owens. She was a member of Second Baptist Church of Laurens.  Surviving are sons, Rev. John Lott Jr., Rev. Kimmett Lott; stepson, Gary Lott; stepdaughter, Nina Byrdsong; brother, Herbert Owens; grandchildren, John III, Rose, Jared and Kimberlee Lott.

Elbert Long
NEWBERRY - Services for Elbert C. Long, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Ken Ferrell. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 this evening at the funeral home. The family suggests that those desiring may make memorials to College Street Baptist Church, 3240 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Mr. Long died Tuesday at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born in Newberry County, he was a son of the late Neely and Anner George Long. He was a retired automobile mechanic and a member of College Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are wife, Ester H. Turner Long, Newberry; son, Tommy Long, Lexington; stepson, Wayne Turner, Newberry; stepdaughter, Linda Turner, Fayetteville; sisters, Mozelle Boland, Columbia, Mary Alice Smith, Newberry; brother, David H. Long, Newberry; grandson, Blake Long; stepgrandchildren, Carole Jean Bilous and Larry Wayne Turner.

Evelyn Lever
NEWBERRY - Evelyn Leopard Lever, 84, of 55 Holly Circle, Newberry, widow of C. Odell Lever, died Monday, July 14, 2003 in Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Lever was born February 22, 1919, a daughter of the late David P. and Cleo DeHardt Leopard. She was a retired employee of the Kendall Company, Mollohon Plant and a member of Glenn Street Baptist Church, the TEL Class, the Church Clerk, taught Sunday School grade 4 and 5 years old, and senior coordinator of the senior event of the church. She was a member of the RSVP Singers.

Mrs. Lever is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth "Libby" and Mike Cook of Chapin; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Karen Lever of Newberry; two sisters, Ann Slice of Chapin and Fay Bouknight of Irmo; two brothers, John Leopard of Newberry and Billy Leopard of Aiken; four grandchildren, Michelle Cook, Joy Stamey, Dell Lever, and Cal Lever. She was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Humphries and a brother, D.P. Leopard.

Funeral services for Evelyn Leopard Lever will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Glenn Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Todd Kirkland. Interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence of a brother, Mr. and Mrs. John Leopard, 31 Sidney Drive, Newberry, SC. Memorials may be made to Glenn Street Baptist Church, 208 Glenn Street, Newberry, SC 29108, RSVP Singers, 1300 Hunt Street, Newberry, SC 29108, or the American Cancer 47 Society, c/o Helen Beebe, 18 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070. 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.

Robert Lindler
PROSPERITY - Services for Robert Earl Lindler, 42, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive AME Church, with burial in the church cemetery. F.B. Pratt and Son Funeral Home is in charge.

Mr. Lindler died Monday. Born in Newberry Co., he was a son of the late James Edward Lindler Sr. and Annie Kibler Lindler.

Surviving are his step-mother, Ruby Lindler; daughter, Lynette Gallman; sisters, Dianne Rauch, Earline Gray, Sharon Davis, Virginia Marshall; brothers, James Jr., Roscoe, Ollie, James Earl, Kenny, and Sherman Lindler; step-brothers, Eugene and Robert Johnson.

Reba Leitzsey
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Reba Kelsey Leitzsey, 98, of 210 Echo Lane died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Magnolia Manor.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry, with the Rev. Jack Norris officiating.

A native of Columbia, Mrs. Leitzsey was a daughter of the late Frederick Kelsey and Suzanna Summer Kelsey. She was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. and was a member of Mount Herman Lutheran Church of Peak. She was the widow of Horace Lee Leitzsey.

Surviving are her grandson, Horace Leitzsey of Six Mile; her granddaughter, Sarah L. Wallace of Rock Hill; four great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and her great-great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Whitesell Funeral Home and other times at home.  Memorials may be made to Faith Family Christian Center, building fund, 3483 Homestead Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Bobbie Jean Long
PROSPERITY - Services for Bobbie Jean Long, widow of David Long, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lower Mt. Olive AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. F.B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home, Newberry, is in charge. Born in Newberry Co. to Fredrick and Dottie Davenport Brown, she died Nov. 26, 2003. Surviving are children, Karen, Latisha, David, Clifton Long; siblings, Mary Cannon, Willie Fant, Mary Jackson, Brenda Swittenburg, Freddie, Irvan Brown; others.

Elizabeth Long
NEWBERRY - Elizabeth Ballentine Long, 94, of 22858 U.S. Highway 76, Newberry, widow of Harold F. Long, died Tuesday, September 13, 2005, in Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Long was born January 24, 1911, in Lexington County, a daughter of the late John A. and Carrie Corley Ballentine. She was a graduate of Winthrop College Class of 1933 and taught fourth grade in Newberry County Schools for 24 years, having taught at Park Street Elementary School in Whitmire, Bush River School in Newberry, O'Neal School in Prosperity, Little Mountain School in Little Mountain, and Hartford School in Newberry. Mrs. Long married Harold F. Long in 1939 and they were married for 52 years. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and received a plaque for the care of the communion set at St. James for 48 years. She was an active participant in the operation of the family farm in the Jalapa community of Newberry, SC, and was recognized for her contributions to agriculture by the Clemson University Extension Service.

Mrs. Long is survived by a daughter, Suzanne E. Long of Columbia; a son, John F. Long of Irmo; a sister, Emma Julia Sease of Newberry; a brother, J. William Ballentine of Newberry; two grandchildren, John Christopher Long of Washington, DC, and Emily Maureen Long of Charleston. She was predeceased by three sisters; Mary Lou B. Reeves, Virginia B. Crosson and Gladys B. Long.

Funeral services for Elizabeth Ballentine Long will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. James Lutheran Church by the Rev Rodney Gunter. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The family will at the residence, 22858 U.S. Highway 76 and will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Whitaker Funeral Home

Memorial may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 228 Jalapa Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Leroy Davis, Paul B. Long, Charles Irons, William Irons, George Reeves, Clyde Reeves, Tom Plumbee and Billy Swittenberg.

Messages to the family may be sent via email at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com.  Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College Street, Newberry, is assisting the family.

David Franklin Lindler
Peak David Franklin Lindler, 43, died Monday, June 18, 2001. Born in Cabarrus County, N.C., he was a son of Gwendolyn Chapman Lindler of Lewisville, N.C., and the late Rev. John David Lindler. Formerly: Lutheran minister. Graduate: Lenior Rhyne College, Hickory, N.C., and Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbia.

Survivors: A daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Lindler, of King, N.C. a son, Michael Andrew Lindler, of King, N.C. a sister, Ruth Ann Lindler, of Lewisville a brother, John Paul Lindler, of Lewisville. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Whitaker Funeral Home. Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Hermon Lutheran Church. Burial: Peak Cemetery.

Heyward Long
NEWBERRY - Services for Heyward Lionel Long, 62, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. James Lutheran Church with the Rev. Rodney Gunter officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30-8 this evening at Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence. Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 228 Jalapa Road, Newberry, SC 29108, or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Myra Addy, 2230 Glenn St., Newberry, SC 29108.

Mr. Long, of 1137 Circle Road, Newberry, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born in Newberry Co., he was a son of Cleo Epting Long Wise and the late F. Buford Long. He was the owner of Hickory Hills Bar-B-Q in Clinton and Ka Mar Farm in the Bush River section of Newberry Co. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and the Bush River Young Farmers. He was a former member of the congregational council and the Bush River Fire Department.

Surviving are his mother; wife, Sandra Eargle Long of the home; daughter, Karen D. Long of Newberry; son, Mark L. Long of Newberry; sisters, Carolyn L. Wicker, Margaret L. Neel both of Newberry; brother, Richard E. Long of Newberry. He was predeceased by a brother, William B. Long.

Gwendolyn C. Lindler
LEWISVILLE, N.C. - Mrs. Gwendolyn Chapman Lindler, 82, of Lewisville, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, in Yadkin Nursing Center in Yadkinville, N.C. She was born Jan. 3, 1925, in Newberry County to Franklin Talmage and Zula Stockman Chapman.

She was a member of Shiloh Lutheran Church, where she was very active in many positions over the years. She was a retired school teacher from South Carolina and North Carolina with many years of service. She thoroughly enjoyed singing at the nursing center where she would have everyone singing hymns, and she sang right up until the very end.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John David Lindler, and son, David Lindler. She is survived by her loving son, John Paul Lindler and wife, Karen of Lewisville, and loving daughter, Ruth Ann Lindler, of Lewisville; 2 grandchildren, Sarah and Michael Lindler. She is also survived by a niece and 3 nephews. A funeral service was conducted Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Lutheran Church, with the Pastor Amy Crump officiating. The burial followed on Monday, at Peak Cemetery in Peak. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1315 Ashleybrook Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 and Shiloh Lutheran Church, PO Box 125, Lewisville, NC 27023.  Whitaker Funeral Home, Inc., Newberry, assisted the family locally.

Margaret Long
POMARIA - Margaret Waites Long, 67, of 113 Edgar Waites Road, Pomaria, widow of Albert J. Long, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital.

Mrs. Long was born on September 22, 1937, in Pomaria, a daughter of the late Edgar B. and Annie Mae Livingston Waites. She was the co-owner of Waites Snack Bar in Pomaria. She was a member of Enoree Baptist Church and was a member of the WMU.

Mrs. Long is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Cindy Long of Pomaria, and Russell and Barbara Long of Chapin; three sisters, Reba Lake of Newberry, and Barbara Smith and Kathie Leitzsey, both of Pomaria; three brothers, Bennette Waites of Newberry, and Willie Waites and Ted Waites of Pomaria; two granddaughters, Joni Wessinger and Susan Long, both of Pomaria, and one great-granddaughter, Caroline Wessinger of Pomaria.

Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Enoree Baptist Church by the Rev. George Leagans. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Enoree Baptist Church Building Fund and Cemetery Fund, c/o Reba Lake, 5101 Jollystreet Road, Newberry, SC 29108. Messages to the family may be sent via email to notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com. Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College Street, Newberry is assisting the family.

Faye Lindler
LITTLE MOUNTAIN - Funeral services for Faye Ellen Haltiwanger Lindler, 85, who died November 25, 2003, widow of James Virgil Lindler, will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Capers Chapel United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will follow the service. Memorials may be made to the church. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is in charge. www.mcswainevans.com.

Born in Little Mountain, Mrs. Lindler was a daughter of the late Wilbur L. and Carrie Koon Haltiwanger. She had retired from General Electric and was a member of Capers Chapel United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women where she was a former officer. She also taught Sunday School for many years.

Mrs. Lindler is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Arlen (Cynthia) Stuck of Little Mountain, Barbara A. Lindler of Little Mountain and Florence, and Mrs. Richard (Celeste) Lazzara of Lutz, Fla.; sisters, Greta Sandel and Adelaide Jones, both of Little Mountain, Zadie Corbett of Charlotte, N.C., and Tillie Metze of Chapin; a brother, Leslie "Jack" Haltiwanger of Little Mountain; grandchildren, Melisssa S. Heaps, Kelly S. Bobo, and Damon L. Lazzara; and a great-grandson, Christopher Heaps.

Myrtle Shealy Lominick
NEWBERRY — Services for Myrtle Shealy Lominick will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 - 7 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip’s Church Road, Newberry, SC or the American Leukemia Society.

Mrs. Lominick, 100, widow of Bennie Lominick, died February 13, 2007. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late John Adam and Mary Elizabeth Mayer Shealy. She was a member of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Adult B Sunday School Class.

Surviving are a daughter, Gladys Urick of McKeesport, PA; a son-in-law, Heyward Glymph of Irmo; a daughter-in-law, Billie Lominick of Newberry; a brother, Johnny H. Shealy of Newberry; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Bennie Walter Lominick and a daughter, Joan Glymph.

William H. Long - contribued by Dean Long

William H. Long Rites Are Held

William C. (typo) Long, 84, died Thursday afternoon at his residence in the O?Neal section of Newberry county after a short illness. Born and reared in Newberry County, he was the son of the late W.H. and Sallie (Sarah) Dickert Long. He was a lifelong member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as superintendent of the Sunday school for over 40 years. He was a prominent farmer of the county. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from Bethel Baptist Church by his pastor, the Rev. Alvin F. Boone, assisted by the Rev. J.W. Spillers of Clinton. Interment was in the church cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida Baker Long; eight children, Mrs. L. L. Bowers, Mrs. Clarence Counts, Hance I. Long, and Curtis D. Long all of Prosperity; Mrs. Ronald Amick of Clinton, Mrs., George W. Boland of Newberry, Mrs. Carrie Williamson of Washington, D.C., and Furman B. Long of Columbia; one brother, B.L. Long of Prosperity; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Nephews served as pallbearers and granddaughters and nieces served as flower attendants. McSwain Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. W. H. Long Dies Wednesday; Rites Friday - contributed by Dean Long
Mrs. Ida Baker Long, 85, widow of the late Willie H. Long, of Route One, Prosperity, died Wednesday afternoon at the Mills Clinic in Prosperity. She had been in ill health for the past year.

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

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

Funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church by Rev. Carroll J. Calvert. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. The body will remain at McSwain Funeral Home in Newberry and will be carried to the residence Thursday afternoon. McSwain Funeral Home is in charge.

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

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

Funeral services for Christine H. Long will be conducted at 2:00 P. M. Thursday at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. W. Lynn Peters. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Parking Lot Fund, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity SC 29127.
Messages to the family may be sent via email to notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com.  Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College Street, Newberry, SC is assisting the family.

Haru Shamto "Frenchie" Leopard
Mrs. Haru Shamto Leopard, 60, died Tuesday night at the U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Jackson after two weeks illness. She was a native of Japan but had made her home in the U.S.A. for a number of years. Surviving are her husband, Earl Leopard, Newberry. Funeral was held Thursday at 1 p.m. from McSwain Funeral Home with Chaplain Daniel K. Hall conducting the service. Burial was held in Rosemont Cemetery.

Frank P. Lipscomb
We are sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Frank P. Lipscomb, son of Senator Jas. N. Lipscomb, which occurred in Atlanta, Ga., the 7th instant. Mr. Lipscomb was twenty seven years old, and was spoken of by those who knew him well as a young man of fine character and noble qualities. He had been in bad health several months, and his death, though not unexpected, was a sad afliction to his family, in which we extend our sincere sympathy.

Mary "Mamie" E. Evans Leavell
Newberry, Sept. 14 - Mrs. Mary Evans Leavell, wife of Robert Y. Leavell and daughter of Capt. John C. Evans of Cheraw, died at her home in this city last night at 11:15 o'clock, in the 65th year of her age. She is survived by two children, Robert E. Leavell of this city and Mrs. Harry O'Donnell. The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock, with religious services at the grave, to be conducted by the Rev. Robert W. Lide of Darlington. The interment will be in Rosemont cemetery.

G. Adam Long
On Saturday Mr. Jacob Hawkins, a man about seventy years old, who lived near here, fell a victim to the grip. An hour later Mr. G. Adam Long, was claimed also by the grim monster. Mr. Long was one of the old and tried veterans of Co. H. Third South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, and was about fifty-two years old. He leaves a wife and children in good circumstances.

Pauline Nichols Lester
NEWBERRY - Services for Pauline Nichols Lester, 94, of 1524 Caldwell St., will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Luke's Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery. Whitaker Funeral Home is in charge. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 3990 St. Luke's Church Road, Prosperity 29127.
Mrs. Lester, widow of Allen H. Lester, died Saturday, June 13, 1998, at White Oak Manor. Born in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late Luke M. and Viola Schumpert Nichols. She was the retired operator of the Zesto Drive-In and was the oldest member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church.
Surviving are daughters, Thelma Dominick and Bonnie Culclasure, both of Newberry and Joyce Johnson of La Grange, Ga.; a son, Fred V. Lester of Newberry; a sister, Erin Kunkle of Saluda; and a brother, Demp Nichols of Newberry; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sons, Willie Frank Lester, Vernon Lester and Jimmie Lester.

Sammie Lindsay Sr.
NEWBERRY - Services for Sammie Lindsay Sr., widower of Pearlie Lindsay, are 3 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church; burial in Hannah AME Church Cemetery. Visitation is 6:30-7:30 tonight at Pratt Funeral Home. Born in Newberry Co. to Samie and Sallie Mills Lindsay, he died March 6, 2004. Surviving are daughter, Katie Patterson; sisters, Dorothy Sims, Helen Toland; three grands; two great-grands.

Jerry K. Lester
NEWBERRY -- Mr. Jerry K. Lester, 63, of Newberry, died April 29, 2007, in Palmetto Baptist Medical Center. Born in Newberry, he was the son of the late James R. and Kathleen Kunkle Lester. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. He is survived by a son, Tom K. Lester of Newberry; a daughter, Jessica L. Cano of Newberry; two sisters, Kathy Peel and Beth Kiker, both of Newberry; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2007, in St. Luke's Lutheran Church Cemetery by the Rev. Arden Hallman. The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sims Peel, 4669 Stoney Hill Road, Newberry, and will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. The family suggests that those desiring may make memorials to St. Lukes Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall Fund, 4056 St. Luke's Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127. McSwain- Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.mcswainevans.com

Grace Hare Lester
Newberry Grace Hare Lester, 95, widow of C. Eugene Lester, of 1165 Fred Kunkle Road, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.
Survivors: a son, Carroll E. Lester, of Prosperity a sister, Vanessa H. Taylor a brother, E.H. Hare five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Predeceased: parents, Joe W. and Laura S. Hare and a son, Bobby G. Lester.
Visitation: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Whitaker Funeral Home. Service: 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Burial: Church cemetery. Memorials: St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 4056 St. Luke's Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127. Family: 4197 Stoney Hill Road, Newberry.

Mary Blair Long
NEWBERRY - Services for Mary Blair Long, 93, widow of Bennie Long, 3 p.m. Thursday (visitation 1:30-2:30 p.m.) at Whitaker Funeral Home; burial in St. Luke's Lutheran Churchyard. Born in Newberry Co. to George and Fannie Blair, she died April 20, 2004. Surviving: children, Betty Kyzer, Linda Mayer, Sylvia Miller, Karen, Marsha, Gerald, Joel, Phillip Long; 5 siblings; 13 grands; 20 great and 1 great-great-grand.

John ''Cat'' Lark

BELOVED NEWBERRY ICON, COLLEGE CHEF LARK DIES

John ''Cat'' Lark never ran out of people to love.  Just ask any of his 10 children, 32 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren or the hundreds of extended ''family members'' at Newberry College.

Lark, 86, died Saturday morning of heart failure. But the college's former head chef, who became a virtual institution in his 58-year tenure, is remembered as one who left a legacy of love.

''He had a great love for his children, all people in general, in all walks of life,'' Lark's daughter Margaret Lark Wells recalled of him Saturday.

Lark is fondly remembered by the hundreds of graduates, faculty members and coaches he befriended while serving as Newberry's head chef -- which stemmed from a dishwasher's job -- until his retirement in 1982.
He and his wife, Florence, a housekeeper at the college for 40 years until her retirement in 1977, were honored recently at the college's annual kickoff banquet. Lark also was named an honorary member of the Indian Club at that time, becoming the first person to receive such a distinction.

''Their friendship has meant so much to anyone who ever attended Newberry College,'' booster club board member Bill Dufford of Columbia, said during the banquet.

Margaret Lark Wells said her father developed a special relationship with the athletes when he would return to the school on game-day Saturdays to cook special meals for the football players.

''Mostly all the coaches and the players, those were really the people that he catered to, and he had many who remained friends with him throughout the years,'' Wells said.

But she said his friendships didn't end there, noting that many business leaders and others in the community often stopped by his home following his retirement with words of encouragement.

''He truly will be missed in this neighborhood. He had a lot of friends,'' Wells said.

Although Lark never received a college degree, he instilled in his children the importance of an education, something he gained from ''working around an institution of higher learning,'' Wells said.

Today, his legacy includes educators, business owners, a real estate agent, a master carpenter, a commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a county supervisor of special needs and disabilities.

''He always wanted the best for his children, and he provided that for us,'' Wells said.

Lark is survived by his wife, of Newberry; and eight children, Bill Lark of Columbia; Charles Lark of Brooklyn, N.Y; James Lark of Stamford, Conn.; John Lark III of Fairfield, Conn; Michael Lark of Suitland, Mass.; Margaret Wells of Newberry; Juanita Chaplin of Suitland, Mass.; Malikah Ambolley of Los Angeles; and Ruby Workman of Washington, D.C. Another son, Paul Lark, is deceased.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Pratt Funeral Home.

Josephine Elvira Lane
Miss Josie Lane, aged 23, daughter of the late Thomas P. Lane, for years a citizen of Newberry, died of typhoid fever yesterday at her home at Hendersonville, N.C. The body will reach here this afternoon at 2:48 over the Southern and will be buried in Rosemont cemetery by the side of her father and mother.

Nancy Livingston
September 15th, Mrs. Nancy Livingston, wife of Mr. John Livingston, of Newberry, aged 39 years, 9 months and 14 days.

James M. Lindsay
September 13th, James M., infant son of Mr. C. W. and Virginia Lindsay, of Newberry, aged 2 years and nearly 6 months. (The Charleston Mercury October 4, 1859)

Sara Lathrop
POMARIA - Sara Wicker Lathrop, 88, formerly of 343 Lathrop Road, Pomaria, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, in Lexington Medical Center. Mrs. Lathrop, widow of William K. Lathrop, was born October 15, 1914, a daughter of the late Daniel Colie and Mattie Mae Crumpton Wicker. She was a retired textile employee and homemaker. At the time of her death she was a resident of Lowman Home Nursing Center. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a member of the Ladies' Bible Class, the WELCA and the Chat-n-Chew Club. She is survived by a son, William C. "Billie" Lathrop of Columbia; daughter, Mae L. Wicker of West Columbia; daughters and sons-in-law, Juanita and Herman Nalley and Shirley and James Lester, all of Prosperity; brother, J.P. Wicker and sister, Mary Lou Griffin, both of Newberry. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, David H. Lathrop, Sr. and son-in-law, Robert L. Wicker. Funeral services of Mrs. Lathrop will be conducted on Thursday, July 10, 2003, at 4 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Reverend D. Brent Nichols and Revered Gary Lyerly. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 9 from 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Bus Fund, 2496 S.C. Hwy. 773, Pomaria, SC 29126.

Nettie Boland Lathan
Mrs. Nettie Boland Lathan, 87, widow of the late Claude F. Lathan, died early Monday morning at her home 2003 Main Street. She had been in declining health for several years. Mrs. Lathan was born and reared in the Little Mountain section of Newberry county and was the daughter of the late A. N. and Martha Miller Boland. For the past fifty-two years she had made her home in Newberry and was a devoted member of the Luthern church of the Redeemer, and a member of the U. L. C. W. Mrs. Lathan is survived by one son, Claude F. Lathan Jr., Sumter; two daughters, Mrs. T. L. Bridges, Rock Hill, Mrs. J. C. McLean, Marietta, Ga; four sisters, Mrs. Rhett Adair, Clinton, Mrs. Grover Page, Louisville, Mrs. D. E. Farr and Mrs. E. J. Locke both of Little Mountain; 12 grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning from Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church with Dr. H. A. McCullough and Dr. C. K. Derrick conducting the service.

John B. Lathan
Mr. Lathan died at his home at 11:30 as the result of a heart attack.  For many years, the leading merchant in Little Mountain, he had been identified with the interests and growth of the town since its earliest days.  He was a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.  His pastor, Rev. J. A. McKeown, of Prosperity and Rev. John J. Long, of Little Mountain, along with Dr. J. W. Carson of Newberry and the Rev. H. A. McCullough of Columbia, will conduct the funeral services.  Interment will be in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Mr. Lathan was survived by his wife, Lizzie Wise Lathan, Mrs. Lula Merchant of Columbia, South Carolina; Mrs. L. M. Calhoun of Barnwell, South Carolina; Mrs. S. C. Craig (Mary) of Lancaster, South Carolina; Mrs. C. G. Vandiver of Canton, Georgia; and Miss Toy Lathan of Columbia, South Carolina.  Also two brothers, S. B Lathan of Chester, S.C., and W. I. Lathan of Blackstock, S.C. survive.
 

Vera Kinard Livingston
Pomaria Vera Kinard Livingston, 89, widow of Henry Livingston Sr., formerly of 124 Henry Livingston Road, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000. Born in Pomaria, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Nancy Oxner Kinard. Survivors: a son, Henry Livingston Jr. of Pomaria daughters, Pearl L. Pullen of Soperton, Ga., Ruth L. Ruff of Prosperity, and Dorothy L. Smith of Pomaria 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Service: 3 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church. Burial: Church cemetery. Memorials: J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home, 1330 Kinard St., Newberry, SC 29108. -- McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

James Lollis
PROSPERITY - Services with burial for James Henry Lollis, 76, carpenter, are 4 p.m. Sunday at Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church, where he was a member. Visitation is 6-7 tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, Newberry. Born in Pelzer to Harrison J. and Nora Bell Kinard Lollis, he died June 9, 2006. Surviving: brothers, David, T. Newton Lollis; aunts, Annie Mae Bobb, Carrie Kinard; nieces; nephew; cousins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newberry County Loses An Honored Citizen

Death of Col. John R. Leavelle – Was a Prominent Figure in the Baptist Church

Newberry, Feb 6 – Col. John R. Leavelle, one of Newberry's most honored citizens, died at 6:30 this afternoon, in the eightieth year of his age. He had been suffering with rheumatism several days. He has been prominently identified with the religious, social and commercial interests of the town for a full half century. He was widely and favorably known throughout the southern Baptist church, and at the time of his death, he was the senior deacon in the first Baptist church. He held several positions of public trust in the county in ante-bellum days. He married a daughter of Dr. Chalmers, of the county, and was the father of sixteen children, of whom four sons and six daughters survive him. One of his daughters is Mrs. J. F. Spearman of Columbia. He was a man of singular purity of character and had the entire confidence of all who knew him. He was especially loved by the young. His death will be sincerely mourned by the entire community.

Frances Bowers Long
Newberry Frances Bowers Long, 83, widow of William E. "Bill" Long, formerly of Silverstreet, died Sunday, April 28, 2002. 
Born in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late John H. and Annie Nichols Bowers.

Survivors: Sons, Jimmie Bowers and Eddy Long, both of Silverstreet a brother, Guy Bowers, of Newberry and four grandchildren. Predeceased: Sons, Johnny Long and Roy Long.

Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Whitaker Funeral Home. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Silverstreet Lutheran Church. Burial: Church cemetery.  Memorials: Silverstreet Lutheran Church Organ Fund, 120 Long Street, Silverstreet, SC 29145.

John Long
SILVERSTREET (--) Services for John Grady Long, 96, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Silverstreet Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Sunday evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. The family suggests that those desiring may make memorials to Silverstreet Lutheran Church, 120 Long St., Silverstreet, SC 29145. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home in charge.

John Long widower of Mrs. Bessie Sanders Long, died January 12, 2001, at Saluda Nursing Center. Born in Silverstreet, Mr. Long was a son of the late Henry Osborne and Daisy Dominick Long.

A graduate of Newberry College in 1925, and Draughons Business College in 1926, he served 43 years in varying capacities as teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent of schools at St. Charles School in Lee County, Mountville School in Laurens County, and Silverstreet Schools in Newberry County. During a thirty-nine year career in Newberry County Public Schools, he additionally served as vice-president then President of the Newberry County Education Association, opened one of the first Head Start programs in 1966, and maintained membership in the National Education Association, the South Carolina Education Association and the Newberry County Education Association. Before entering the educational profession, Mr. Long worked with his father in the lumber business and owned a mercantile business near Silverstreet. Additionally he was very active in community affairs throughout his life, including service on the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Board, Newberry County Development Board, Newberry County Retired Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, and the Silverstreet Boy Scout Troop Council. He was a charter member of the Newberry College Indian Club and a member of the local chapter of the Woodmen of the World. During World War II, Mr. Long served on the local Selective Service Registration Board, successfully chaired the local Red Cross Drives, and headed various projects locally to aid in the war effort. As a long time member of Silverstreet Lutheran Church, Mr. Long served on the Church Council numerous terms, sang in the choir, taught Sabbath Schools, and was elected as Superintendent of Sunday School, Church Treasurer, Church Secretary, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Sunday School over his lifetime. He also served on various councils through the years, including Constitution, Finance, and Pulpit committees. The degree of respect and appreciation for his civic and professional efforts was awarded with the naming of a new recreational facility as the a John G. Long Athletic field in Silverstreet, SC in 1997.

Surviving are 2 daughters, 1 sister-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by daughter Catherine L. Wiles and her husband Evertte R. Wiles.

Furman Long
Newberry - Furman Long, 78, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002.  Born in Prosperity, he was a son of the late George Arthur and Love Taylor Long.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Frances Shealy Long sons, Dial Long of Little Mountain and Glenn Long of Newberry daughters, Brenda Freie of Columbia, Shirley Frick of Chapin and Julia Long of Lexington eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Service: 2 p.m. today, at Colony Lutheran Church. Burial: Church cemetery. Memorials: Colony Lutheran Church, 48 Colony Church Rd., Newberry, SC 29108. -- McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. 

Horace Asbury Livingston Jr.
Pomaria Horace Asbury Livingston Jr., 69, of 799 Livingston Road, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at his residence.  Survivors: sisters, Frances L. Fulmer of Marion, Lynn L. Ruff of Newberry, Magdalene L. Rikard of Batesburg, and Llewella L. Fulmer of Pomaria and brothers, W. Felix, Leander G., Virgil C. and David N. Livingston, all of Pomaria. Predeceased: parents, Horace A. Sr. and Essie Long Livingston and one sister.  Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. today at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Morris Chapel Southern Methodist Church. Burial: Church cemetery. Memorials: Lutheran Hospice, 1505 Bull St., Columbia, SC 29126.

Leander Livingston
POMARIA - Funeral services for Leander Graham Livingston, 59, will at 3:00 p.m. today at Morris Chapel Southern Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church, 1189 New Hope Road, Pomaria, SC 29126. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is in charge. www.mcswainevans.com.

Mr. Livingston died March 11, 2004. Born in Pomaria, Mr. Livingston was a son of the late Horace Asbury Livingston Sr. and Essie Long Livingston. He was an Army veteran, a retired employee of Louis Rich Corp., a member of the Young Farmers of America, Woodmen of the World No. 1054, and Morris Chapel Southern Methodist Church.

Mr. Livingston is survived by his wife, Brenda Meade Livingston; a son Matthew Livingston, and wife, Joni, of Waverley, NY; daughters, and sons in law, Sandy and Ricky Kiker, Nancy and Wade Waites, and Sherry Livingston, all of Pomaria; sisters, Frances Fulmer of Marion, Lynn Ruff of Newberry, Magdalene Rikard of Batesburg, and Llewella Fulmer of Pomaria; brothers Felix Livingston, Virgil Livingston, and David Livingston, all of Pomaria; 5 grandchildren, Dillon Waites, Thomas Kiker, Leanna Kiker, Wyatt Waites, and Malachi Livingston. He was predeceased by a brother, Asbury Livingston Jr. and a sister, Florence Haltiwanger.

Thomas E. Livingston
POMARIA - Thomas Edward Livingston, 60, Pomaria, died March 29, at Lexington Medical Center.

Born in Newberry, Mr. Livingston was a son of the late Thomas O'Neal and Frances Stoudemire Livingston. He was retired from the South Carolina Department of Transportation and was currently employed by the LPA Group. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, where he was active in the Men's Club and the church choir. He was also a member of the Young Farmers Association.

Mr. Livingston is survived by his wife, Janet Cromer Livingston; a son, Aaron O'Neal Livingston of Irmo; daughter, Jennifer (Wil) Jones of Anderson; sisters, Jessie L. Robbins of Lexington and Alliene L. Sease of Newberry; and two beautiful grandchildren, Jake and Ally. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Norma L. Knox.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today, March 31, 2008, at New Hope United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Goldie. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church c/o 331 Holloway St., Pomaria, SC 29126.

Active pallbearers: Nick Waites, Morgan Sease, Mark Livingston, Mike Livingston, Jody Haltiwanger and Barry Caton.  Honorary pallbearers: Members of the New Hope Men's Club.  McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Donald Livingston
CHARLESTON - The relatives and friends of Donald K. Livingston are invited to attend his funeral services at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Greenridge Road Chapel, North Charleston, this (Thursday) morning, June 30, 2005, at eleven o'clock. Graveside services will be Friday, July 1, 2005, in Pomaria Cemetery, Newberry County at twelve o'clock (noon). Friends may call at Stuhr's Greenridge Road Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of The Hunley, Warren Lasch Conservation Center, 1250 Supply Street, Bldg. 255, North Charleston, SC 29405.

Mr. Livingston was born May 22, 1943, in Newberry, South Carolina, the son of Petus Tillman Livingston and Lula Mae Swygert Livingston. Mr. Livingston was a retired machinist with G.E. Corporation and was a former associate with J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Funeral Home. He was a member of the Hammerton Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Omar Shrine Temple, Sons of the Confederacy-Secession Camp #4, and a volunteer with The Hunley Commission.

Surviving are two sons, Lt. Shawn K. Livingston of North Charleston and Christopher R. (Livingston) Williamson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; three sisters, Betty Smith of Columbia, SC, Madeline Free and Patsy Slice both of Chapin, SC; and a grandson, James Collin Livingston of North Charleston.

Floy Lathrop
LEXINGTON - Services for Floy C. Lathrop, 94, of Lexington, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Thompson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, with Dr. Donald West officiating. Burial will be in West End Cemetery, Newberry. Pallbearers will be Mike Hawkins and Jimmy Lathrop. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Lathrop, Patrick Lathrop, Ernest Lathrop Jr., Wendell Lathrop, Jeff Stephenson, Mark Lathrop and Tim Lathrop. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lathrop, widow of Henry H. Lathrop, died Friday, February 7, 2003. Born in Saluda County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Minnie Lee Padgett Turner. Formerly of Newberry, she had been a resident of Lexington since 1940. Mrs. Lathrop was of the Baptist Faith and had retired from Pacific Mills.

Surviving are her daughters and son-in-law, Georgia L. Stephenson of Pompano, Fla. and Corine and Bill Ashley of Columbia; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas V. and Liz Lathrop of Oriental, N.C. and Ernest W and Nancy Lathrop Sr. of Anderson; sisters, Dorcas Turner of Monetta and Carolyn Lathrop of Ward; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by one grandchild, three great-grandchildren, one sister and three brothers.

Charles E. Layton
Newberry Charles E. Layton, 70, of 519 Boundary St., died Tuesday morning, Oct. 3, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Layton was born in Newberry, a son of the late Ernest H. and Dessa Minor Layton. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict, and was an active member of O'Neal Street United Methodist Church.

He was a graduate of Newberry College and received his Masters of Education from Clemson University. He retired from the Newberry County School System, where he served as principal at Little Mountain Elementary School and Gallman Elementary School. Prior to returning to Newberry, he taught at Seneca High School.

Mr. Layton and his wife were directors of Cherry Hill Camp Ground of the U.S. Forest Service for 19 years.

Mr. Layton is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Clamp Layton of the home his sons and daughters-in-law, Charles E. Layton Jr. of Saluda, and Lew and Darlene Layton of Newberry his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Tony Hawkins of Newberry, and Lynn and Randy Beckwith of Clemson his sister, Sue Layton Davenport of Newberry six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Charles E. Layton will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday at O'Neal Street United Methodist Church by the Rev. Sam Marcengill. Interment will be held at West End Cemetery.

The family will be at the residence and will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Whitaker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 7275, Columbia, SC 29202-9649 or O'Neal Street United Methodist Church, 511 O'Neal St., Newberry, SC 29108.

Eunice Dickert Lefler - contributed by Cathy Schmidt
Lefler Funeral Is Held Sunday
Mrs. Eunice Dickert Lefler, wife of George G. Lefler, a native of Newberry, but a resident of Charlotte, N.C., for several years, died Friday at the Newberry County hospital, following an illness of several months.

Mrs. Lefler was the daughter of Jacob L. Dickert and the late Mrs. Effie Counts Dickert of Newberry.  She was a member of the First Baptist church of Newberry and a graduate of the Newberry high school.  She was employed there for several years with the Exchange Bank.  During the time she lived in Charlotte she was employed by the U.S. Casualty Insurance company.

In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter, Miss Betty Jane Lefler; her father and step-mother; three brothers, Jesse L. Dickert of Ware Shoals and Coke S. and Forrest W. Dickert, both of Newberry; six sisters, Mrs. Jesse Frank Hawkins, Mrs. Bunyan Ringer and Mrs. Ruby Trice of Newberry, Mrs. Wyche Dickert and Mrs. Julia Ezell of Columbia and Mrs. William Folk of Moncks Corner.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Leavell Funeral Home by the Rev. Aubrey Estes and the Rev. R. L. Hall.  Interment was in Rosemont cemetery.  Nephews served as active pallbearers.  Serving as flower attendants were her nieces, members of the insurance company which she was formerly associated and Mrs. Jack Hove.  Leavell Funeral Home in charge.

Edward Kirby Lominack
Edward Kirby Lominack, Sr., 91, of Newberry, died Sunday, February 21, 2010, at his home at Springfield Place. Born January 3, 1919, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Robert Meredith Lominack and Ouida Summer Lominack. Mr. Lominack graduated from Newberry High School and Clemson University in Industrial Education and was a member of Iota Lambda Sigma. He worked in Atlanta, GA for Graybar Electric Company and there met the love of his life, Erlene Wheeler, whom he married on December 26, 1941.

He entered the Army Air Force in January 1942. He was promoted to Captain with the 8th Air Force in England 467th Bomb Group. As Squadron Leader he flew thirty-two combat missions over Europe flying B24 bombers and later flew B25 bombers on anti-sub patrol. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, American Theater medal with four bronze stars for air offensive in Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Germany campaigns and the Middle Eastern Theater medal for the European-African Air offensive.

After the service Mr. Lominack returned to Newberry with his wife, Erlene, and son. He worked at Lominacks' Hardware, Inc. with his father and uncles. He retired after forty years to a life of fishing, traveling, dancing, gardening, painting and woodworking.

He was a lifetime member of Central United Methodist Church in Newberry and a member of the Couples Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Rotary Club and Life Member of Amity Lodge # 87 (Mason) and Hejaz Temple (Shriner). He was an important member of the "College of Knowledge" at the McDonald's Coffee Club. He was a devoted husband of 65 years to his wife, Erlene, and a caring, loving Daddy, Pop and Pop Pop.

Survivors include a son, Edward K. Lominack, Jr., MD and wife, Almena of Greenville; two daughters, Marsha Lee and husband, Rev. Dennis R. of Spartanburg and Karen Moose and husband, Harry E. of Greer; six grandchildren, Robert, David and Andrew Lominack, Chris McClure, Lorian Norris and Patricia Greene; thirteen great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert G. Lominack. During the last few years Debera Scarborough has been a devoted caregiver and friend to Mr. Lominack. The family wishes to express their appreciation to her and to the friends and staff of Springfield Place.

Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at Central United Methodist Church, 1005 College Street, Newberry, conducted by the Reverend Karen Radcliffe. The family will receive friends following the service in Henry Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, PO Box 67, Newberry, South Carolina 29108, Springfield Place Chapel Fund, c/o Herman Melton, 2602 Pond View Circle, Newberry, South Carolina 29108 or to a charity of the donor's choice. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Emma Lindler

Emma C. Lindler, 97, formerly of Prosperity, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at White Oak Manor.

Ms Lindler was born on July 29, 1908 in Lexington Co., SC, a daughter of the late Jonas and Maggie Meetze Lindler. She was a member of St. Jacob's Lutheran Church.  Ms. Lindler is survived by a sister, Ethel Shealy of Lexington and a brother, Daniel Lindler of Chapin. She was predeceased by two sisters, Ola Mae Spires and Edna Shealy and six brothers, Claude Lindler, Omerle Lindler, Walter Lindler, Leroy Lindler, Eucephius "Ceb" Lindler, and Ernest Lindler.  Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the Whitaker Funeral Home by Rev. Andrew Eargle. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  Visitation was from 6:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at the Funeral home. The family was at the residence of her sister-in-law, Narves Lindler, 7146 Macedonia Church Road, Prosperity.
Memorials may be made to St. Jacob's Lutheran Church, 844 Columbia Highway, Chapin, SC 29036 or to White Oak Manor, 2555 Kinard St., Newberry SC 29108.  Active pallbearers were Calvin Lindler, Billy Bouknight, Oneal Lindler, Donnie Lindler, Jeff Bouknight, Ken Lindler, Jr., and J. L. Lindler.  (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Irby Longshore
NEWBERRY - Irby Lee Longshore, Jr.
Born December 16, 1937, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Irby Lee Longshore, Sr. and Mary Bouknight Longshore. Mr. Longshore was an Air Force veteran, had retired from the City of Newberry Park and Recreation, and was a member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Hendrix Longshore; a son, Joseph Alan (Lori) Longshore of Prosperity; a daughter, Terri Lee Longshore of Newberry; grandchildren, Blake Longshore, Carlee Longshore and Elijah Longshore.  Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2009, in the McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 1105 First Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or Wightman United Methodist Church, PO Box 376, Prosperity, SC 29127. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Fred Lester
Fred V. Lester, 86, of 1625 Clarkson Ave., Newberry, died Sunday, January 14, 2007 at the Lexington Medical Center.  He was born on Nov. 27, 1920 in Newberry, a son of the late Allen H. and Pauline Hawkins Lester. He was an Army veteran of WW II.
He was a graduate of Newberry College and of the University of South Carolina where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was a professor at Newberry College for 35 years, where he served as chairman of the Department of Business Administration and Economics from 1981 to 1990. In 1976 he was honored as the Professor of the Year by the college’s alumni association, and he received the Thomas E. Epting Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award in 1997.  When he retired in 1991, he was named Professor of Accounting Emeritus. He was presented an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science Degree from Newberry College in 2006, and the College also honored him with the Sesquicentennial Medal of Honor.  He established his own accounting firm in 1962 and was still active as an accountant and as the treasurer of the Rosemont Cemetery Association.  He was a member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, where he served as the church treasurer for 57 years; was a Sunday School teacher for over 30 years and was a choir member. He was a member of Amity Masonic Lodge # 87; served on the Newberry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board; and had 39 years of service to the Newberry College Men’s basketball team. He and his wife were recognized by the University of South Carolina through the of a naming a USC Chair of Education in their honor.
Mr. Lester is survived by his wife, Frances Wise Lester of Newberry; a sister, Joyce L. Johnson of LaGrange GA; and a number of special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Thelma Dominick and Bonnie Culclasure and three brothers, Vernon Lester, Willie Frank Lester, and Jimmy Lester.  Funeral services were conducted 2:00 PM Tuesday at Summer Memorial Lutheran Church by the Rev. Kathy Harris. Entombment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  Visitation was from 5:30 to 7:00 PM Monday at the funeral home. The family was at the residence, 1625 Clarkson Ave.  Active pallbearers were Terry Dominick, Ricky Culclasure, Jimmy Lester, Alfred Dominick, Timothy Carroll, and Mark Cronk. Honorary pallbearers were the members of his Sunday School Class.  Memorials may be made to Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1609 Milligan St., Newberry SC 29108 or to Newberry College Athletic Department, 2100 College St., Newberry SC 29108.  Messages to the family may be sent via email at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com.  Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry is assisting the family. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Willie Lybrand
Willie Teechie Lybrand, 78, of Newberry, died Saturday March 4, 2006 at the Dorn V. A. Hospital.  Mr. Lybrand was born on September 26, 1927 in Leesville, a son of the late Willie and Elva Miller Lybrand. He was a Navy veteran of WW II, a retired employee of G. E. in Irmo and Quality Wood Works in Newberry,and was a member of Church of God.  Mr. Lybrand is survived by his wife, Rebecca Shealy Lybrand of Newberry; a daughter, Stephanie Rowe and a son, Tony Lybrand, both of Newberry; two sisters and one brother-in-law Hazel and Richard Austin of West Columbia, and Isabelle Riley of Trenton one brother and sister-in-law Robert and Patsy Lybrand of Leesville; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 PM Tuesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Vernon Koon. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  Active pallbearers were Robert Bartley, Dean Dickert, Dalton Shealy, Craig Shealy, William Shealy and Jeremy Wease.  (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Rebecca Lybrand
Rebecca Shealy Lybrand, 77, widow of W. Teechie Lybrand died Thursday, November 6, 2008.  Mrs. Lybrand was born in Prosperity a daughter of the late Wyman and Daisy Amick Shealy. She was retired from General Electric after 33 years and was a member of the Church of God and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.  She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Rowe of Saluda; her son, Tony Lybrand and his wife Linda of Newberry; a sister Genell S. Oxner and her husband Harvey of Newberry; a brother, Everett W. Shealy and his wife Sheila of Prosperity; three grandchildren, Erika Roberts, Randy Beach and Casey Lybrand; and five great grandsons, Cameron Lybrand, Chase Lybrand, Nicholas Beach, Jonathan Beach and Alex Beach. She was predeceased by a brother, James Cornell Shealy.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday at Whitaker Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Waco Cotney. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  Visitation was from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. Saturday at Whitaker Funeral Home.  The family suggests memorials be made to Lewis United Methodist Church, 1105 First St., Newberry, SC 29108.  Pallbearers were Dean Dickert, Toby Shealy, Steve, Shealy, Craig Shealy, William Shealy, and Brandon Kent.  (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Newby E. Lee
Newby E. Lee, 86, of 3266 Nance St., Newberry, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Darlington, SC on March 27, 1923 a son of the late James E. and Anna Lee. Mr. Lee retired from Kendall Company, Oakland Plant. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Airforce. Mr. Lee is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn Taylor Lee; a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Jimmy Morris of Newberry; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Kim Lee of Guyton, Ga.; grandchildren and their spouses, Chad and Kyndy Morris, Brandon and Jessica Morris, Christy Lee Turnage, Calvin and Tina Turnage, Heather Lee, and Hayden Lee; and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Newby Franklin Lee and two brothers, Weldon Lee and Whit Lee. Graveside services with military honors will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Dr. Robert McCollum.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 2712 Middleburg Dr., Columbia, SC 29108. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

N. Franklin Lee
N. Franklin "Frank" Lee, 58, of 706 Clara St., Newberry, died Friday, January 5, 2007 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Lee was born on May 2, 1948 in Darlington, a son of Newby E. and Evelyn Taylor Lee. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a former employee of Orkin and retired as an independent exterminator. He is survived by his parents of Newberry; a daughter, Christy Turnage of West Columbia; a step-son, Calvin Turnage of Lexington; one sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Jimmy Morris of Newberry; and a brother and sister-in-law, David and Kim Lee of Savannah. Graveside funeral services were conducted at 3:30 P.M. Monday in Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Ronald Smith. Visitation was from 4:00 to 5:30 PM Sunday at the funeral home.  (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Henry Livingston
NEWBERRY, SC - Henry Earl Livingston, 76, of 2334 Vincent Street, died Thursday. He was a retired employee of Newberry Mills and was a member of West End Baptist Church. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Phillip (Thelma) McCarty and Mrs. Irvin (Mozelle) Edwards, both of Newberry, Mrs. Thomas (Ramah) Ward of Rock Hill, Mrs. Cephus (Carolyn) Long of Florence, and Mrs. Gene (Sally) Nicholson of Columbia; and five brothers, Allen Livingston, Carl Livingston and Ned Livingston, all of Newberry, Norman Livingston of Lancaster, and Bobby Livingston of Trenton. Services: 3:30 p.m. Friday at the McSwain Evans Funeral Home with burial in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Juanita Long
Juanita Hunter Long, 88, of Newberry, widow of L. Hubert Long, died Saturday, August 4, 2007 at Springfield Place.  Mrs. Long was born on July 28, 1919 in the St. Luke's Community of Newberry County, a daughter of the late J. Raymond and Sue Lester Hunter.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law,, Jennie L. and Jackie Runyan of Simpsonville; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Elliott Long of Cross Hill, Gerald Long of Chapin, Derald and Ruth Long of Flowery Branch, GA, and Heber and Margaret Long and James and Janet Long all of Newberry; a sister Suzette Frick of Chapin; a brother, Ray Hunter of Prosperity; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Lester Hunter and her step-mother, Jennie L. Hunter. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 AM Wednesday at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  Visitation was from 6:30 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, PO Box 382, Newberry SC 29108.  Active pallbearers were sons, son-in-law, and grandsons.  (contributed by Donna Brummett)

David N. Livingston 
David Newton Livingston, 56, of 1142 Livingston Road, Pomaria, died Sunday, August 1, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Livingston was born in Pomaria on November 10, 1947, a son of the late Horace A. Livingston, Jr. and Essie Long Livingston. He was a member of Morris Chapel Southern Methodist Church, an U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and he was a carpenter. Mr. Livingston is survived by his wife, Dianne Brown Livingston, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Jamey Mills, of Pomaria; a son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Traci Livingston, of Pomaria; four grandchildren, Ashley Livingston, Wesley Livingston, Hailey Mills, and Jessica Mills; four sisters, Llewella Fulmer of Pomaria, Lynn Ruff of Newberry, Frances Fulmer of Marion, and Magdalene Rikard of Batesburg; and two brothers, Virgil Livingston and Felix Livingston, both of Pomaria. He was predeceased by a sister, Florence Haltiwanger; and two brothers, Asbury Livingston, Jr.and Lee Livingston. Funeral services for David Newton Livingston will be conducted at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Tony Curcia. Internment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P. M. on Tuesday at Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence. Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College Street, Newberry, SC is assisting the family. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Robert Lister Sr.
NEWBERRY, SC - Robert G. "Bob" Lister Sr., 82, affectionately known as "Pop", of 1519 Mower Street, Newberry, widower of Sara Cothran Lister, died Sunday, September 5, 2004, at his residence.  Mr. Lister was born on March 4, 1922, in Greenville County, a son of the late Hugh F. and Margaret Freeman Lister. He was an Army Air Corp. veteran of World War II, having served as a B-29 pilot during the war.  He was the owner of Bob Lister State Farm Insurance Agency for 34 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and church treasuer, and was a former member of the Sanctuary and Joy Choirs. He was a former member and past president of the Newberry Civitan Club. He was a past president of the Newberry High School Band Parents Association, a former assistant coach with Newberry Youth Baseball, and was a former member of the Smiling Swingers Square Dancers. He also was a former hospice volunteer and helped deliver Meals-on-Wheels.  Mr. Lister is survived by his daughter, Sally K. Lister, of Lexington; two sons, R. Glenn Lister Jr. of Mount Pleasant and Hugh Lister of Newberry; a sister, Vera L. Applegate, of Columbia; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Hugh F. Lister Jr.  Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, by the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Harmon. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Mr. Lister's residence, 1519 Mower Street, Newberry. Viewing will also be from 6 to 8 tonight at Whitaker Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1020 Boundary Street, Newberry SC 29108, or to Meals-on-Wheels, c/o Newberry County Council on Aging, 1300 Hunt Street, Newberry SC 29108. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Eugene Lee Lipscomb
87, of Prosperity, died Monday, November 29, 2010, at 8:50 a.m. at home.  Born on October 16, 1926, in Gaffney, he was a son of the late Howard and Mabel Armstrong Lipscomb. He was a World War II Army veteran having served in the Signal Corps. He retired from IBEN #102 as an electrician. Mr. Lipscomb was a member of Zion United Methodist Church and the Men’s Choir. He was a member of the Prosperity Masonic Lodge #115 AFM, the Hejaz Shriner’s, American Legion Post #24 and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Pennsville, NJ. He was a member of the R.S.V.P. Singers for 20 years. Surviving is his wife, Willie Mae Banks Griffin Lipscomb; sons, Rodney (Sarah) Griffin and Wesley (Helen) Griffin both of Newberry; brothers, Howard Garrett (Inge) Lipscomb and Tommy (Zoila) Lipscomb both of Prosperity; sisters, Mary Carroll Halfacre of Newberry and Juanita (DeLeon) Beltz of Chester; a sister-in-law, Mary O. Lipscomb of Newberry; grandchildren, Jill G. Riebe, Tammy G. Rice, Shay G. Dube, Dina McCormick, Kara Cannon and Neil Dipner; great-grandchildren, Rowdy, Griffin and Bailey Rice, Linda Dube, Katelyn Warren and Blaine McCormick; many nieces and nephews. Mr. Lipscomb was predeceased by a son, John Reginald Griffin; a grandson, James Benson Griffin, brother, Broadus T. Lipscomb and a daughter-in-law, Linda Cook Griffin. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Lowry Drennen and Rev. Gary Pierstorff. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Juvenille Diabetes Association, 3608 Landmark Drive #C, Columbia, SC 29204 or to Regency Hospice, 1611 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Active pallbearers: Ron Halfacre, George Rexrode, Andrew Pugh, Richard Martin, Dale Dominick and Ken Baldwin. Honorary pallbearers: Della Rexrode, Doris Webb, Estelle Boland, Cathy Puriss, Angie Fullard, Linda Pitts, Ernestine Baldwin, the Men’s Choir of Zion Methodist Church and the R.S.V.P. Singers (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Arvid R. Lominick
Arvid Ray Lominick, 80, of Whitmire, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.  He was born on October 25, 1929 in Pomaria to the late Arvid Backman and Julia Ringer Lominick. Mr. Lominick served in the S.C. National Guard and was retired after 45 years from J. P. Stevens. He was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church where he was a former member of the church council and the building committee. Mr. Lominick was also a member of the Whitmire Masonic Lodge # 265 and the Whitmire Rescue and Fire Departments. He worked and was a member of the Whitmire Golf Club.  Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Doris Shealy Lominick; a son, Alvin Ray (Geri M.) Lominick of Greenwood; daughters, Ginny L. (Wayne) Boland of Little Mountain and Lynne Hunnicutt of Whitmire; a brother-in-law, Harold E. Gilliam of Whitmire; three granddaughters, Leslie, Alyson and Shannon Lominick all of Greenwood and a great-grandson, Julius Devon Ouzts and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Herman Lominick and a sister, Peggy L. Gilliam.  Graveside services with Masonic Rites were held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2010, at Newberry Memorial Gardens with the Rev. John Weaver officiating. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Minnie Leitzsey
Newberry – Mrs. Minnie Suber G. Leitzsey, died Sunday in a Columbia hospital. Born in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Calvin and Janie Wilson Suber.     Surviving are three sons, Thomas Suber Leitzsey of Columbia, William D. and G. Wilson Leitzsey of Newberry; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Salters of Chappells. Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Whittaker Funeral Home with burial in Rosemont Cemetery...contributed by Randy Butler

Mary Lominick
Mary Marion Folk Lominick, 97, of Pomaria, widow of Olin Hugh Lominick, Sr., died Monday, November 8, 2010, at her residence. Born on August 7, 1913, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Christian M. and Lily May Caldwell Folk. Mrs. Lominick was a graduate of Newberry College and was a teacher and study hall supervisor in the Newberry County Schools and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church where she was a member of the WELCA, the Joy Fellowship, Adult B Sunday School Class, a former Sunday School, Weekday Church School and Bible School teacher.  Surviving are children, Olin Hugh "Hub" (Ann) Lominick, Jr., Jane L. Ringer, Bobby Folk (Jennylee) Lominick, Chris (Ellen) Lominick and Dianne Lominick; grandchildren, Scott Olin (Amber) Lominick, Audra Jane (Stuart) Smith, Connie Ann (Tracey) Shirey, Woodrow Hugh (Kelly) Ringer, Chad Christopher Lominick and Marylila Jill Lominick; step-grandson, Ryan (Michelle) Griffin; step-granddaughter, Jennifer Griffin; great-grandchildren, Blake and Carley Shirey, Jack, Scotlyn, Lawson and Weston Lominick, Katie and Will Smith; and step-great-grandchildren, Cole and Cameron Griffin. Mrs. Lominick was predeceased by a son-in-law, W. Wayne Ringer, sisters, Sarah Folk and Lillie Mae Folk and brothers, Hamilton H. Folk, R. Haskell Brown and James D. Brown.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence, 5407 SC Highway 34, Pomaria. Memorials may be made to St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip’s Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.  Active pallbearers will be David Folk, Hayne Folk, Wayne Folk, Don Kunkle, Glenn Kunkle, Andy Lominick, William B. Lominick, Ernie Sease, Herb Gilliam, and Robert Dale Mills.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church Adult B Sunday School Class and the Joy Fellowship...contributed by Donna Brummett

Elizabeth Long
NEWBERRY -- Elizabeth Gnann Long, 92, of 4593 Bush River Road, Newberry, widow of L. Kenneth Long, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.   
Mrs. Long was born on November 29, 1911, in Stillwell, Ga., a daughter of the late Alvin O. and Lena Exley Gnann. She attended Summerland College and Newberry College and received her college degree equivalency. She was a retired school teacher, having taught nine years in Georgia and 17 and a half years in South Carolina. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and member and officer of the Mary E. Hipp Sunday School Class. She was also a former member and officer of the Tranwood Home Demonstration Club.  Mrs. Long is survived by a daughter, Mary Long Thomas of Clover; a son and daughter-in-law, James Gnann and Susan Jackson Long of Clover; four grandchildren, Laura Thomas Clinton of Clover, Rebecca Thomas Suchenski of New Bern, N.C., and Kenneth William Long and Robert Jackson Long, both of Clover. She was predeceased by three brothers, Holland, Ernest, and Otto Gnann and three sisters, Mary G. Haigler, Ola G. Kessler and Ruth G. Shearouse.  Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Whitaker Funeral Home.  Funeral services for Elizabeth Gnann Long will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer by the Rev. Steven Counts and the Rev. Alvin Haigler. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, P.O. Box 382, Newberry, SC 29108 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Becbe, 181 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070.  The Herald, Rock Hill, North Carolina, published Aug. 30, 2004... 
Contributed by:  Jo Ann Bland

Kenneth Long
NEWBERRY - L. Kenneth Long, 94, of 4593 Bush River Road, Newberry, died Sunday, April 11, 2004 at the Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.  Mr. Long was born on May 10, 1909 in Newberry County, a son of the late James Robert and Mary Abrams Long and a stepson of the late Ethel Folk Long. Until his death, he was the oldest member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, where he was a former member of the Congregational Council, a former Sunday School Superintendent, and a member and former President of the Men's Bible Class. He was a 1931 graduate of Newberry College. He was a retired farmer and a charter member of the Bush River Young Farmers and a charter member of the Bush River Volunteer Fire Department.  Mr. Long is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Gnann Long of the home, a daughter, Mary Long Thomas of Clover; a son and daughter-in-law, James Gnann and Susan Jackson Long of Clover; four grandchildren, Laura Thomas Clinton of Clover, Rebecca Thomas Suchenski of New Bern, NC, Kenneth William Long and Robert Jackson Long, both of Clover. He was predeceased by a brother, James Claude Long.  Funeral services for L. Kenneth Long will be conducted at 2:00 P. M. Wednesday at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer by the Rev. Steven B. Counts and the Rev. Alvin Haigler. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:30 P. M. Tuesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, PO Box 382, Newberry, SC 29108 or to the charity of one's choice. 
Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College St., Newberry, SC is assisting the family...contributed by Donna Brummett

Kemper Lake Sr.
Dr. Kemper David Lake, Sr., 74, formerly of 545 Lakestone Dr., Whitmire, died Tuesday, Dec. 16 in the Presbyterian Home of Clinton.

He was born in Kershaw and was a son of the late Robert c. and Susan Howze Lake.  Dr. Lake was a graudate of the Whitmire School System, Presbyterian College of Clinton in 1943 and the Medical University of S. C. in 1946.  He interned in the Medical College of Virginia in richmond.  He practiced family medicine in Whitmire for 37 years.  He was a member and past president of the Newberry county Medical Society, a member of the S. C. Medical Society and the American Medical Society.  He was a member and past president of the Seaboard Surgeons Association and the Whitmire Lions Club; a member of the Goodfellows and the Whitmire Golf Association.  He was also a Mason and a Shriner.  He was a member, Deacon and former elder of the Whitmire Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Muriel Harmon Lake of Whitmire; one son, K. David Lake, Jr. of Spartanburg; two daughters, Mrs. Robert E. (Susan) Jordan of florence and Mrs. Stan (Tricia) Reid of Greenville; two brothers, Robert C. Lake, Jr. of Belton and Dr. John H. Lake of Ware Shoals and ten grandchildren, Robert E. Jordan, Jr., Lake Jordan, Spencer Jordan, all of Florence, Jennifer Reid, David Reid, Shelley Reid and Allen Reid, all of Greenville; and Leslie Lake, Susan Lake, and Kemper D. Lake III, all of Spartanburg.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the Whitmire Presbyterian Church by Rev. Marion Boozer and Rev. Steve Mays with internment in Whitmire Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gray Funeral Home in Whitmire.  Memorials may be made to the Whitmire Presbyterian Church, 1509 S. Church St., Whitmire, S.C. 29178 or to the Kemper David Lake Scholarship Fund c/o Presbyterian College, S. Broad St., Clinton, S.C. 29325...contributed by Kenneth R. Harmon

Jonathan C. Lowe Jr.
Jonathan Chelsey Lowe Jr., born December 8, 1925 in Spartanburg, was the son of the late Jonathan Chelsey and Charlsie Cline Lowe. He graduated from Spartanburg High School and joined the United States Navy, serving in World War II as a Seaman First Class. Upon completion of his service, Jonathan entered the University of South Carolina, graduating in 1950. He was called back to active duty during the Korean War and served until 1953.

Jonathan worked for the South Carolina Tax Commission while obtaining his Masters of Education at Georgia Southern. He was a teacher and principal in Allendale until he moved to Prosperity in the late seventies. He taught at Mid-Carolina Junior High and Newberry Junior High until his retirement in 1988. Jonathan was a member of Wightman United Methodist Church where he served on the Board of Trustees and was a Sunday School teacher. He loved his church and attended until his health failed.

Jonathan enjoyed many hobbies after retirement. He was a founding member of the Lake Murray Senior’s Bass Club. He designed stained glass and eventually created all the buildings in his beloved Cade’s Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. He donated the collection to the Tenn. Park Service. Jonathan enjoyed surprising his family and friends with colorful stained glass windows, ornaments, and sun catchers.

Jonathan was married to the late Lucille Harmon Lowe for 45 years until her death in 1993. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Lola R. Cockrell. He was blessed with two children, John Mark Lowe (Wanda) of Irmo and Lynne Monse (John) of Huntsville, AL; four step-children, Fred Jason Cockrell (Susie), Natalie C. Baker, and Carla C. Trainor (Joe) of Prosperity, and Rita C. Dickert (Kyle) of Newberry. He has 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 10 step-grandchildren.

Services for Jonathan Chelsey Lowe Jr. will be held at 3pm on Friday, February 18, 2011 at Wightman United Methodist Church in Prosperity. Burial will be at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery immediately following the service. One hour prior to the service, the family will receive friends in the Wightman Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Mid-Carolina Middle School Jonathan C. Lowe Scholarship Fund, 7694 US Highway 76, Prosperity, SC 29127 or Wightman United Methodist Church, PO Box 376, Prosperity, SC 29127.  McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is assisting the family...contributed by a Friend of Genealogy

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