Newberry Observer Obituary Abstracts, Years 2007, 2008, 2009
abstracted by Edith Greisser
South Carolina Genealogy Trails


Nabors, James C. 83 years old , of Joanna, formerly of Bush River Road, Newberry, died, Dec. 31, 2007 at the Laurens Medical Center. He was born in Newberry County, a son of the late J. J. and Marie McKeown Nabors. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and a member of Amity Lodge #87 A.F.M. He was survived by his companion of 40 years, Dewel Proffitt of Joanna; her son and his wife, Gary and Ann Proffitt and their children, Brian and Tina Proffitt and Mark Proffitt, all of Florence. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Newberry Observer 12/31/2007

Nail, Cynthia Ann of Boeblingen, Germany died. She was the daughter of Mary Ann Lynch and the late Martin S. Smith. Mrs. Nail was survived by her mother of Newberry, as well as her two sons, Jason Nail of Portland, Ore. and John Nail of Charleston; and two brothers, David Smith of Asheville, N.C. and Allen Smith of Newberry. Newberry Observer 11/23/2009

Nance, Thomas (Tom) 55 years old of Newberry, died at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born in Newberry, he was the son of the late Ervin Nance and the late Lucille Caldwell Nance. Surviving were his devoted wife, Geraldine Nance, of the home; two sons, Thomas D. Nance and Michael S. Nance of Newberry; two daughters, Teresa V. Rutherford and La Shaun Nance of Newberry; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Harold E. Nance (Juanita), James Henry Nance (Barbara) and Lewis Nance (Cretia), all of Newberry; mother-in-law, Rosa M. Lindler of Prosperity; two brothers-in-law, Tyrone Lindler and John H. Lindler (Ethel) of Prosperity SC. Burial was in the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home of Newberry. Newberry Observer 5/16/2008

Nance, Thomas 70 years old died 10/12/2009 at Providence Hospital Northeast. Born in Newberry County he was the son of the late Viola Nance. He was predeceased by a sister Ruby Nance and brothers Willie Nance and James Nance. Surviving were a niece Anita Nance; devoted friends Perry and Cynthia Hamm. Burial was in Werts Cemetery. F. B. Pratt Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 10/14/2009

Nanney, Charles W. Rev. age 88, of Henderson Care Circle, Forest City died Nov. 22, 2009 at his home after a sudden illness. Crowe’s Mortuary-Rutherfordton, N.C. Newberry Observer 11/23/2009

Nanney, Charles Warren 88, died Nov. 22 in Forest City, N.C. Born in 1921, the youngest of 17 half-siblings, he grew up in Union Mills, NC. He enlisted as an aviation cadet in 1941, pursuing what became a lifelong passion for flying. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor that year, he and his beloved Rachel Johnson, of Rutherfordton, eloped on Christmas Day, 1941. As a second lieutenant celestial navigator in the Army Air Corps, Charles served first as an aviation instructor, then as navigator of a B-17 bomber outfitted for air-sea rescue. With the 5th Air Force in the 3rd Emergency Rescue Squadron, he completed 34 missions in the Pacific theater, flying his final mission photographing Hiroshima after its bombing. His daughters were Judith, born in 1946, and Lisa, born in 1951 and Tracy, born in 1957. In 1974, Charles become pastor of First Baptist Church of Newberry, where he ministered until retiring in 1981 after heart bypass surgery. His wife died in 2005 from complications of alzheimer’s disease. Charles remarried; he and his second wife, Grace McCaskill, a lifelong friend to Charles and Rachel, lived at Rolling Green Retirement Community in Greenville until Grace’s death in 2007. Charles Nanney was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Harriet Ellis Byrd Nanney and by his 17 half-siblings. Besides his daughters, he is survived by two grandsons, Adam and Stuart Ginn; four great-grandchildren, Kate, Isabelle and Ava Ginn, and Charles Ginn, all of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and numerous extended family in and around Rutherford County. A graveside service was at Round Hill Church, Union Mills. Newberry Observer 12/2/2009

Neal, Danshaylin of Newberry died Aug. 28, 2007. Born July 2, 2007, she was the daughter of Daniel Neal Sr. and Paula Denethia Hoover. She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Raniey Neal. Surviving in addition to her parents are five sisters, Sytoria, Kwonniya, Danielle, all of Prosperity, Quneisha of Union and Shunequa of Newberry; two brothers, Daniel Jr. and Dantrevious; maternal grandparents, Willie and Alethia Sims, all of Prosperity; paternal grandmother, Bertha Neal of Newberry; a devoted aunt, Vernishia Hoover; devoted cousin, Lacenda Davis; devoted friends, Rudean and Yolanda Harris. Burial was in the church cemetery (Name of Cemetery not given). F.B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. Newberry Observer 8/31/2007

Neely, Annie Laura Suber “Mama Laurie” Mrs. age 89, died March 7, 2009, at Orangeburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Newberry County, she was the daughter of the late Larkin Suber and Laura Glasgow Suber. Surviving were one daughter, Verdia Irene (Wendell) Floyd of Orangeburg; one sister, Verda Mae Alexander of Newberry; two sisters-in-law, Ione Suber of Newport News, Va. and Ethel Suber of Philadelphia, PA. Burial was at Old Beaver Dam Baptist Church. F.B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. Newberry Observer 3/11/2009

Nelson, Gloria Zelda see Gloria Zelda Nelson SCOTT, Newberry Observer 9/5/2008

Nelson, Katherine Ms. age 84, of Newberry died July 8, 2009, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born in Newberry County, she was the daughter of the late Solomon Nelson Sr. and Alice Counts Nelson. Burial was in Elisha A.M.E. Church cemetery. Surviving were two sons, Roscoe Nelson, Johnny Lee Nelson (Nettie); one brother, Solomon Nelson Jr. all of Newberry. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. Newberry Observer 7/10/2009

Nelson, Marion David Sr., age 79, husband of Jewell Baker Nelson of Whitmire, died Aug. 3, 2009 at his home. Mr. Nelson was born in Whitmire, Sept. 1, 1929, a son of the late Robert Andersen Nelson and Annie Wilson Nelson. Mr. Nelson was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Army National Guard-Union Unit. Surviving were two daughters and two sons: David Nelson Jr. of Taylors, Kay Nelson Dillard of Whitmire, Debbie Nelson Everhart and husband, Tony, of Pacolet and Rusty Nelson of Whitmire; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Elanor N. Evans of Johnston; step-children, Donna C. Lathrop and husband, Roger, of Pomaria, Bridgett C. Fain and husband, Mike, of Whitmire and Sunday C. Powers of Eastover. Mr. Nelson was predeceased by a step-son, Billy G. Cudd. Whitmire Cemetery. SR Holcombe Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 8/5/2009

Nelson, Mary Ann see Mary Ann Nelson GUNN, Newberry Observer 4/21/2008

Ness, Dale Sorlie 63, died Sept. 9, 2009, in Duke University Hospital. Dale was born Feb. 12, 1946, in Bismarck, N.D. He was a graduate of Duke University (AB, 1968) and the University of South Carolina (JD, 1975). Dale served three years in the U.S. Army (1968-1971), during which time he spent a year stationed in South Korea and achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. Dale practiced law in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1975-1980. In 1980, Dale moved with his family to Columbia, where he worked as a stockbroker. He founded The Ness Company Inc. in 1981. Dale was survived by his wife of 40 years, Jane H. Ness; three children, Kristen N. Ayers (Peter), Sarah A. Ness and Dale S. Ness Jr. (Kerri); one granddaughter, Taylor J. Ayers; two sisters, Charlotte M. Ness and Cheryl E. Ness; and one brother, Peter G. Ness. Dale was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn S. Ness, and his father, Dale V. Ness. Burial was at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home on Devine Street, Columbia SC. Newberry Observer 9/14/2009

Newell, John Harley died Sept. 2, 2008. John was born on Jan. 25, 1985 in Columbia, son of Mike and Kathie Newell of Irmo. Burial was in Bush River Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Pallbearers will be his brothers, Paul and Will Newell, Corey Seawell, Patrick, Matt and Doug Hogan, Jim Henry, Josh Trone, Justin Greene and Scott Fincannon. Newberry Observer 9/5/2008

Nichols, Keith Lewis age 57 years old, died Jan. 27, 2008, at Roper Hospital. Graveside funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 31, in Charleston at Live Oak Memorial Gardens (Hwy 61) and a memorial service at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Beth) Roddey Nichols, his daughter, Kristen Nichols Voyer (Bryon), and his parents, Lewis and Norma Nichols of Mt. Pleasant. Nichols was born in Newberry, where he earned his Eagle Scout badge in 1965. He graduated from Newberry High School in 1968 and earned degrees in Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1972 and in Meteorology from Mississippi State in 1994. Nichols moved to Omaha, Neb., in 1979. He returned to Charleston in 1985. J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Pkwy., Charleston, SC 29414. Newberry Observer 2/15/2008

Nichols, Margaret Bertha 92, died May 31, 2009 at White Oak Manor. Born on Nov. 6, 1916 in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Mark and Pearl Schumpert Nichols. Surviving were a sister-in-law, Ruby Nichols; a nephew, Wayne (Delores) Nichols; a niece, Dianne Hall; great-nephews, Tim Nichols and Jason Hall; great-nieces, Christy (Stacy) Ochiltree and Lori Hall; special great-great nieces that she loved dearly, Makayla Nichols and Makenzie Nichols; special friends, Frankie Perry and Mary Alice Sims. She was predeceased by brothers, J.C. Nichols and Carl Nichols. Burial was in the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 6/3/2009

Nichols, Paul Willard 91 years old, of Newberry SC died Oct. 28, 2007, at Saluda Nursing Center. Born in Saluda County and a son of the late Bennie Calhoun Nichols and Nina Black Nichols, he was the husband of the late Edith Palmer Nichols. He was first married to the late Elise Bedenbaugh Nichols. Mr. Nichols was a US Army veteran of World War II. Surviving were his son and daughter in-law, David and Susie Nichols of Prosperity; a daughter and son in-law, Karen and Stephen Benz of Palm Bay, Fla.; three brothers, Guy Nichols, Grady Nichols and Jake Nichols, all of Saluda; three sisters, Matilda Freeland of McCormick, Mamie Lee Longshore and Nellie Riley, both of Saluda; and five grandchildren, Brian Benz, Michelle Benz, Kayla Nichols, Miriam Nichols and Adam Nichols. Four brothers, Tillman Nichols, Roy Nichols, Wilson Nichols and Gilbert Nichols, and a sister, Georgia Faye, preceded Mr. Nichols in death. Interment was in Corinth Lutheran Church Cemetery. Newberry Observer 10/31/2007

Nichols, Ruby Cannon 84, of Newberry, widow of J.C. Nichols, died Dec. 15, 2009 at White Oak Manor. She was born on April 29, 1925 in Newberry a daughter of the late Mace and Lois Gilliam Cannon. She was survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Delores Nichols of Newberry; grandchildren, Tim Nichols of Newberry and Christy (Stacy) Ochiltree of Newberry; and great-grandchildren, Makenzie Nichols and Makayla Nichols; and step-great-grandchildren, Christopher Justice and Cassandra Justice. She was predeceased by a brother, Yancy Cannon and sisters, Elsie Nichols, Sarah Hendrix and Margie Mills. Burial was in St. Luke’s Lutheran Church cemetery. Whitaker Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 12/18/2009

Nichols, Ruth Hamm 75, of Silverstreet and widow of David R. Nichols, died March 24, 2009 at Palmetto Health Richland. She was born in Macon, Ga. on Feb. 10, 1934 to the late Rev. Dr. Luther Boyd Hamm and the late Mildred Wheeler Hamm. She was survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and James F. Clements Jr. of Roswell, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Judy N. Nichols of Gilbert; grandchildren, Amanda Nichols Johnson, Robin Melissa Nichols, James David Clements and Rebecca Robinson Clements; and sisters, Patricia Hamm Wagner of Seattle, Wash., Virginia Hamm Shirley and Carol Hamm Strickland, both of Hickory, N.C. Interment was in Silverstreet Lutheran Church Cemetery. Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry. Newberry Observer 3/27/2009

Nichols, Walter Waddy “Nick” Jr., 44, died Nov. 7, 2009 at his residence. Born on May 1, 1965 in Newberry, he was a son of Minnie Culclasure Nichols and the late Walter Waddy Nichols Sr. Surviving, in addition to his mother, was a sister, Susie Berry of Newberry; and a nephew, Brian Berry. Burial was in Prosperity Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 11/9/200

Nichols, Walter Waddy Sr. 76 years old, died July 4, 2009 at Generations of Chapin. Born in Prosperity on October 18, 1932, Mr. Nichols was the son of the late Andrew E. (Sammy) and Josie Caughman Nichols. He was survived by his wife, Minnie Culclasure Nichols; a son, Walter Waddy (Nick) Nichols Jr. of Newberry; a daughter, Susie Nichols Berry of Newberry; and a grandson, Brian C. Berry of Newberry. He was predeceased by a sister, Virginia N. Huffststler. Entombment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 7/6/2009

Nix, Nancy Mae 57 years old, wife of Ben Nix, died Jan. 25, 2008. Mrs. Nix was born in Monroe, N.C., the daughter of the late Bert and Ethel Kiker Faulks. She was survived by her husband, three children and their spouses, Jimmy and Diane Boulware of Newberry, Monica and Allen Nix of Moore and Joe Jr. and Crystal Nelson of Newberry; nine grandchildren; and two brothers, Larry Faulks of Whitmire and Henry Faulks of Enoree. Cremation Society of South Carolina, Greenville, was assisting the family. Newberry Observer 1/28/2008

Noble, James Howard 66 years old, of Newberry died June 10, 2008 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. He was born on Nov. 11, 1941, to the late Howard Jay Noble and Anna Knapp Zampacorta. Surviving were his spouse, Terry Russo Noble of Newberry; a daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Ivory Green of Newberry; sons and daughter-in-law, Charles and Flora Noble of Virginia Beach, Va. and Thomas Noble of Newberry; a grandson, Logan Noble of Virginia Beach. He was predeceased by a son, John Patrick Noble and infant sister, Mary Noble. Memorial services at Grace Lutheran Church. Whitaker Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 6/11/2008

Novack, Dennis J. 55, of Chapin and formerly of Northeast Columbia, died Dec. 19, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn. to Jacqueline Novack Conder and the late Jay Novack. In addition to his mother, he was survived by his wife, Amy Roach Novack; a daughter, Angela Skylar Novack of Columbia; grandchildren, Elliott Massengale, Ethan Massengale, and Penny McDougall; sisters, Jenny Boggs and Nora Horsley both of Terre Haute, Ind.; a brother, David Novack of Terre Haute, Ind.; and a mother-in-law, Patricia R. Kelly of Newberry. He was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Bradford. Memorial services were conducted Unitarian Universalist Church at 2701 Heyward St., Columbia SC. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Newberry Observer 12/27/2009

O’Barr, Marion Horace 67 years old, of Newberry husband of Jean Wilson O’Barr, died June 2, 2007, at the Hospice House in Anderson. Born Dec. 10, 1939 in Anderson, he was the son of Callie Hooper O’Barr of Pendleton and the late Horace O. O’Barr. Surviving were his wife, Jean, of the home; three sons, Marion Gregory O’Barr of Pittsburg, Pa., Timothy Randolph O’Barr and Ryan Wilson O’Barr, both of Anderson; three grandchildren, Carly Christen O’Barr of Anderson, Jonah Monroe O’Barr and Justin Martin O’Barr, both of Honea Path; mother, Callie H. O’Barr of Pendleton; and one sister, Mary Ann Smith and her husband, Levis Smith of Pendleton. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Layford W. and Lula Harbin O’Barr. Burial was in New Silver Brook Cemetery. Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, Anderson SC. Newberry Observer 6/4/2007

O’Quinn, Ethelene (Sis) Gregory age 72 years of Newberry died July 17, 2007 at Hospice Care of the Piedmont in Greenwood. She was born in Whitmire and was a daughter of the late Dewey and Agnes Harris Gregory. Surviving were her husband, Raymond O’Quinn of the home, four daughters and their husbands, Carol Holder and Rick of Clinton, Caren Hamilton and Harold of Cross Hill, Jackie Bryant and Tony of Liberty and Tammi Coker and Joey of Laurens; three brothers, Robert Gregory and Russell Gregory, both of Clinton, Jay Gregory of Joanna; four sisters, Mamie Robertson and Sandy Howell, both of Clinton, Lois Hudson of Newberry and Marlene Fulmer of Laurens; a son-in-law, Keith Gilliam of Newberry and a good close friend, George Brown. Burial was in Whitmire Cemetery in Whitmire. Gray Funeral Home of Clinton. Newberry Observer 7/18/2007

O’Shields, Dorothy Ragsdale 82, widow of James Earl O’Shields died March 11, 2009 at J. F. Hawkins Nursing Home. Born on June 9, 1926 in Honea Path, she was a daughter of the late Charles Eugene and Elsie Byars Ragsdale. Surviving were sons, Tommy O’Shields of Boston, Mass. and Mike O’Shields of Columbia; a daughter, Angela (Steve) Jackson of Newberry; a sister, Frances Prather of Newberry; a brother, Charles Ragsdale of Hertford, NC. Burial was at Whitmire Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Newberry Observer 3/13/2009

Ochiltree, Mary see Mary O. CROMER, Newberry Observer 7/30/2007

Ogden, Victoria Lee Crews 66 years old, died May 17, 2008. Born in Abbeville, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Annie Bell Rice Crews. Surviving were her husband of 45 years, Roy Ogden; son, Larry A. Ogden of Lugoff; daughter, Robin D. (Michael Weatherford) Hyman of Lugoff; twin brother, Victor L. (Mary) Crews of Greenville; brother, Randy C. (Linda) Crews of Newberry; and a grandson, Steven D. Hyman. She was predeceased by brother, Billy H. Crews Jr.; and sister, Faye Lain. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park Northeast, Columbia SC. Powers Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 5/19/2008

Orgill, Wilma Shealy McDonald 87 years old, died May 23, 2007 at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. Wilma was born in Prosperity, a daughter of the late Samuel Wilbur and Eva Mae Boozer Shealy. She was survived by her husband of three years, Dale V. Orgill of Layton, Utah; sons, Raeford McDonald, Jr. of Florence and Billy (Patricia) McDonald of Prosperity; daughters, Mary Eleanor McDonald (David) Ray of Florence and Gail McDonald (Jim) Campbell of Ogden, Utah; a step-daughter, Julie (Bob) Higdon of Syracuse, Utah; brothers, Curtis (Elaine) Shealy of Prosperity and S.W. (Wanda) Shealy Jr. of Newberry; sisters, Dorothy Shealy Springs of Wilmington, N.C., Bonnie Shealy Lawson of Whitmire, and Peggy Shealy Ammons of Newberry; a sister-in-law, Betty Shealy of Newberry. She was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Raeford McDonald Sr.; sisters, Annette Connelly and Ela Rae Graves; brothers, Virgil Ellis Shealy and Carroll D. Shealy. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 5/25/2007

Orgill, Wilma Shealy McDonald 87 years old, died May 23, 2007, in Ogden, Utah. Burial was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 5/28/2007

Osborne, Carl E. 74, of Whitmire, died Dec. 7, 2009 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born in Whitmire, he was a son of the late Evans and Maude Deloach Osborne. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a life member of Eastern Star and the Masons and held membership in Masonic Lodge 176. Surviving were his wife, Pat Hughes Osborne; two daughters and their spouses, Carla and Al Armfield of Whitmire and Laurie and John Lewis of Little Mountain; a son and his wife, John and Pam Osborne of Columbia; five grandchildren, Alex, Haley and Christa Armfield and Andy and Brittney Longshore. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Jessie “Sonny” Osborne and a sister, Dessie O. McClellan. Interment was in Whitmire Cemetery. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Newberry Observer 12/9/2009

Outzs, Jennie Kyzer see Jennie Kyzer Ouzts BOUKNIGHT, Newberry Observer 10/15/2007

Ouzts, Ollie see Ollie Ouzts HILLER, Newberry Observer 4/30/2007

Ouzts, Sherry see Sherry K. SMITH, Newberry Observer 10/1/2008

Owens, Mary L. of Newberry, widow of Chaplain Albert D. Owens, died March 16, 2009 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Owens was born in Newberry on July 16, 1923, a daughter of the late Vernon J. Sr. and Lucille Buzhardt Livingston. She retired from the Newberry County Veterans Affairs Office. Survivors included a daughter and her husband, Aleesa O. and Bill Vaughan of Newberry; a grandson, Johnathan L. Aull of Newberry; a great-grandson, Bryson L. Aull; and a sister, Patricia L. Harmon of Newberry. Besides her husband, she was pre-deceased by a daughter, Faith Dewey Owens; brother, Vernon J. Livingston Jr.; and a sister, Aline L. Wilson. Burial was at Colony Lutheran Church Cemetery. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Newberry Observer 3/18/2009

Oxner, Calvin 58, of Greenwood, died 4/17/2009. Born in Prosperity, he was the son of the late John Henry Oxner and the late Mrs. Malzetta Oxner. Surviving were his wife, Dorothy Oxner, of the home; six children, Lashawnda Thornhill, Brandi Oxner, Christen Oxner, Tonya McFall, Khadijah Oxner and Justin Bookman; two sisters, Johnie M. Bookman of Prosperity and Bobbie Harp of Atlanta, GA. Burial was at Shady Grove A.M.E. Church Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home of Newberry. Abbeville & White Mortuary of Abbeville. Newberry Observer 4/22/2009

Oxner, Estelle Werts 73 years old, of Columbia, died 4/17/2007 at Brian Center Nursing Care-St. Andrews in Columbia. Born in Newberry County, she was daughter of the late Thomas and Sallie Werts. Surviving were her husband, Vernon Oxner, of the home; one son, Kenneth Oxner (Elecia) of Columbia; two grandchildren, Kenecia and Kyland Oxner of Columbia; three brothers, George Werts, Curtis Werts (Ida) of Newberry and Haskell Werts of Philadelphia, Pa.; four sisters, Lillie Werts, Veronica Singleton (Calvin), Sallie Cannon and Mildred Crump, all of Newberry; sister-in-law, Lorraine Lindsay of Irvington, N.J.; brother-in-law, Pernell Oxner (Rosa) of Prosperity. Burial was at Brown Chapel AME Church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 4/18/2007& 4/20/2007

Oxner, Malzetts Moon 85 years old, of Prosperity, died 5/3/2007 at her home. Born in Prosperity, she was the daughter of the late Elliott Moon and the late Vinnie Foster Moon. Her husband, John Oxner, and son, Larry Oxner, preceded her in death. Surviving were one son, Calvin Oxner (Dorothy) of Greenwood; two daughters, Bobbie J. Harp (Johnnie) of Decatur, Ga. and Johnnie M. Bookman of Prosperity; a very devoted friend, Myrtle Sims of Newberry. Burial was in the Antioch Baptist Church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home of Newberry. Newberry Observer 5/4/2007

Oxner, Pearnell 79, of Prosperity, died Feb. 2, 2009 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born in Prosperity, he was a son of the late Waymond Oxner and Mrs. Josephine Owens Praylow. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. Surviving we his wife, Mrs. Rosa Mary Glasgow Oxner; two sons, Waymond Oxner (Gladys) of Newberry and Johnny M. Oxner (Patricia) of Prosperity; four daughters, Ms. Betty Harvey, Mrs. Barbara Wheeler (Macky), Mrs. Kathy Harmon (Foracene), all of Prosperity, and Mrs. Lisa Hill (Eddie) of Clinton; three brothers, Vernon Oxner of Columbia, Luther Praylow of Newberry and Willie Praylow of Prosperity; four sisters, Mrs. Lue Ella Stoudemire of Prosperity, Mrs. Betty Abney (Willie) of Gilbert, Mrs. Mattie Stephens of Columbia and Mrs. Catherine Taylor of Newberry; two brothers-in-law, Charles Boyd and Elbert Stephens of Prosperity; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Juanita Boyd of Prosperity and Mrs. Elvia Crawford of Washington, DC. Burial was at Mount Moriah A.M.E. Church. Wilson Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 2/4/2009

 

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