Newberry Observer Obituary Abstracts, Year 2011
abstracted by Edith Greisser
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Caldwell, John Hubert 89, of Newberry, died Nov. 19, 2011, at J. F. Hawkins Nursing Home. Born in Saluda County on Oct. 9, 1922, he was the son of the late Hobson and Phoebe Perry Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was survived daughters, Nita C. Parnell and Judy C. (Wally) French, both of Newberry; sisters, Ozie Krell of Prosperity, Sudie Berry of Saluda and Joyce Harling of Edgefield; brothers, Ted (Gloria) Caldwell of Saluda and Heyward (Mae) Caldwell of Boise, Idaho; grandchildren, Melody (Joey) Werts, Jay (Andrea) Hawkins, Darlene (Jody) Branham, Kevin (Tracy) Jordan and John Jordan; step-grandchildren, Tanya French, Wally French and Justin Hill; and great-grandchildren, Seth Branham, Rachel (Phillip) Bowles, Hali Kitchen, Lacy Hawkins, Caitlin Branham, Jordan Branham and Ethan Hawkins. He was predeceased by his wife, Lillie Berry Caldwell; sisters, Elizabeth Forrest and Willard Bickley; grandson, Mark Kitchens; and step-grandaughter, Alyana Hill. Interment with military honors was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry. Observer 11/21/2011

Caldwell, Mabel see Mabel Caldwell PEAKE, Newberry Observer 10/21/2011

Cannon, Cynthia see Cynthia Cannon SMITH, Newberry Observer 10/17/2011

Carley, Robert Keegan Dr. 79, died August 28, 2011 at his residence. Born on January 18, 1932 in Newark, New Jersey, he was a son of the late Edmond George and Cecil Ker Carley. Dr. Carley was a Political Science professor at Newberry College for 33 years where he served as Department Chairman. He was presented with Certificates of Appreciation from Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Regan and George W. Bush for his work with in the Republican Party in South Carolina. He was survived by his wife, Elaine Joan Carley; children and their spouses, Robert Mason (Loan Dang) Carley, Patrick Keegan (Susan Bootle) Carley; Charles Eric Carley and Ann Mary (John S.) Keenan; sisters, Cecil Carley Boyd and Elizabeth Carley Hammel; a brother, Edmond G. Carley; grandchildren, Benjamin Mason Carley, Allison Maura Carley and Elyse Linnea Carley. Dr. Carley was predeceased by his first wife Norma Jean Carley, who was the mother of his children. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 8/28/2011 & 8/30/2011

Carn, Helen Delores 76, died Dec. 22, 2011. She was the wife of W. Roy Carn of Newberry. Newberry Observer 12/23/2011

Carpenter, Myrtle Rice Mrs. died Aug. 2, 2011, at Oakview Manor Nursing Center in Ozark, Ala., after a brief illness. Born in Dale County, Ala., on Sept. 5, 1924, she was the daughter of Lee and Chloe Johnston. She lived for many years in Newberry. She was survived by her son, Keith (Kathy) Rice of Greenville, Tenn., and their children, Kyle (Laura) Rice, Jeremy Rice and his son Buddy and Alex Rice; daughter, Patricia Perry of Ozark, Ala.; daughter, Peggy Copulsky of Newberry; grandson, Kevin Rice (Rocio) and their children, Gabbi, Jackson, Keiji and Keici. She was predeceased by her son, Larry Rice (Nanette) and grandsons Michael Perry and Brannon Rice. Holman Funeral Home in Ozark Ala., Newberry Observer 8/3/2011

Case, Ruby see Ruby Case SAXON, Newberry Observer 5/23/2011

Caughman, Alvin Charles (A.C.), 82, also known as “Dollar,” died June 22, 2011, at his home in Newberry. Born in Newberry County, he was the son of the late Bennie Caughman and the late Alice Swindler Caughman. His son, Ricky Calvin Caughman, preceded him in death. Surviving were four sons, Michael Caughman (Alice) of Killeen, Texas, Alvin Charles Caughman Jr., Marcell Caughman and Tony Smith, all of Newberry; nine daughters, Daphne Clark, Elizabeth, N.J., Jacqueline Mott (Glenn) of Albany, N.Y., Bobbie A. Caughman (Maxie), Alice Miles (Charles) of Saluda, Jenny Broadus (Ron), Accokeek, Md., Brenda Werts, Sylvia Herbert of Newberry, Joanne Simpkins (Lloyd) and Terrie Hunter, both of Silverstreet; sister-in-law, Bernice Harris of Neptune, N.J. Burial was in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home of Newberry. Newberry Observer 6/24/2011

Cavanaugh, Muriel see Muriel Cavanaugh POWELL, Newberry Observer 5/4/2011

Chappell, Edith see Edith C. MINICK, Newberry Observer 5/18/2011

Chasteen, Calvin L. “Cal” Col. 70, of Newberry, died July 27, 2011, at Palmetto Richland Hospital. Born in Newberry on Aug.8, 1940, he was the son of the late Wilton O. Chasteen and Ella Fay Day Chasteen. Col. Chasteen was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force in May 1962. He served in Vietnam during the years 1965–69 as a navigator/flight examiner in C-130 transport aircraft. Other overseas assignments took him to Okinawa, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Belgium where he commanded a nuclear equipped ground launched cruise missile wing. He retired from the Air Force in 1989 after more than 27 years of service. His military decorations include: Legion of Merit (2); Distinguished Flying Cross; Meritorious Service Medal (3); Air Force Commendation Medal (3); Presidential Unit Citation (2); Navy Presidential Unit Citation; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device; Combat Readiness Medal (2); Vietnam Service Medal with 8 Battle Stars; Humanitarian Service Medal (2); Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon; Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon; Air Force Longevity Service Award (5); Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (2); Philippine Presidential Unit Citation; Republic of Vietnam. Col. Chasteen was survived by his wife of 27 years, Karen Keever Chasteen; son, Christopher L. Chasteen of Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Terise L. Rhodes of Shelbyville, Tenn., Heather Josey Thomas of Augusta, Ga., and Stephanie Josey Leone of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Jane Chasteen Moose of Newberry and Hilda Chasteen Babacour of Cleaarwater, FL. Burial with military honors will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry. Newberry Observer 7/29/2011

Cheatham, Robert Coleman 66, died May 21, 2011, at Hospice of Charleston. Born on Jan. 14, 1945, in Whitmire, he was a son of Alice Vinson Stanley and the late William Davis Cheatham. He was an Army veteran who served in Korea. He was survived in addition to his mother of Clinton by his wife, Phyllis Tyler Cheatham; a son, Christopher Corey (Michelle Ricard) Cheatham of Batesburg-Leesville; a daughter, Cara Elizabeth (William Patrick) Hogge of Laurens; a sister, Mary Alice Arrowood of Whitmire; brothers, William Clifford Cheatham of Pauline and Michael David Cheatham of Whitmire; grandchildren, Jordan Patrick Hogge, Jade Ashton Hogge, Hannah Christelle Cheatham, Rebekah Michelle Cheatham, Jase Brady Hogge and Jonah Braswell Hogge; his mother-in-law, Ruth Miller Tyler and a beloved brother-in-law, Robert L. Tyler Jr. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 5/23/2011

Cheathm, Alice Vinson see Alice Vinson Cheatham STANLEY, Newberry Observer 10/19/2011

Clark, Olin affectionately called “Bappy” and “Papa” by his family, died Oct. 18, 2011. A native of the Helena Community, he was the son of the late Paul Henderson and the late Marie Clark. Mr. Clark served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Clark was predeceased by a sister, Grace Bittings, and nephew, James Bittings. Surviving were his wife of 47 years, Mary E. Shields Clark; daughter, Tanja A. Williams (Savannah Jr.) of Charlotte. Burial was in Helena Cemetery. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home Inc. Newberry Observer 10/24/2011

Coats, Howard E. “Cucumber” 81, of Newberry, died Nov. 20, 2011, at J. F. Hawkins Nursing Home. Born in Newberry County on Dec. 7, 1929, he was the son of the late Ralph and Nannie Bouknight Coats. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from the National Guard. He was survived by his daughter, Lynn C. (Rick) Dowd of Newberry; son, Guy (Wanda) Coats of Newberry; grandchildren, Brandi (Dan) Graham, Lauren (TJ) Senn, Guy Coats Jr., Kayla Coats and Elizabeth Coats. Interment with military honors was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry. Observer 11/21/2011

Cockrell, Peggy see Peggy Cockrell BUZHARDT, Newberry Observer 7/29/2011

Cole, Eunice Fulmer 87, of Summerville, formerly of Holly Hill and Bunnell, Fla., wife of Robert Lee Cole died May 20, 2011, at Trident Medical Center, Charleston SC. Born on Aug. 18, 1923, in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late J. Burley and Viola Mills Fulmer. Surviving in addition to her husband, is one son, Ruben Lee Cole, of Summerville, three grandchildren, Candy Cole Lovell, Daniel Lee Cole, Cynthia Cole Evans. She was preceded in death by her son, Terry Wayne Cole of Summerville. Burial will be at a later date in Newberry.  Tri-County Cremation Center Center, Summerville, S.C. 843-821-4888. Newberry Observer 5/25/2011

Coleman, Annie Laurie see Annie Laurie Coleman MILLS, Newberry Observer 8/28/2011

Conger, Robert D. 84, of Prosperity, died Nov. 4, 2011, at J. F. Hawkins Nursing Center. Born in Parkersburg, W.Va. on Nov. 2, 1927, he was the son of the late William and Lillian Tanner Conger. Mr. Conger was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Catherine Smith Conger; sons, Johnny Conger and Ronald “Boogie” Conger, both of Prosperity; brother, Charles Conger of Georgia. He was predeceased by a son, Donald “Donnie” Conger. Interment was with military honors at Newberry Memorial Gardens. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Newberry Observer 11/7/2011

Connelly, Jeanette see Jeanette Connelly MINICK, Newberry Observer 9/2/2011

Conway, Anna Mrs. of Laurens, died 11/25/2011 at Laurens County Hospital. Surviving are a grandson, Jeffery Conway (Linda) of Newberry, and great-grandchildren. Wilson Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 11/28/2011

Cook, Brian Allen 46, of Newberry, died July 3, 2011. Born in Newberry, he was a son of the late Virgil W. and Dottye Wicker Cook. He was survived by brothers, Kenneth W. Cook and his wife Beth of Piedmont, Danny W. Cook and his wife Susan G. Phillip Cook and his wife Pam and Douglas P. Cook all of Prosperity; nieces and nephews, Julie McKinney, Lisa Wood, Corey Cook, Will Cook, Amanda Lindler, Brad Cook, Heather Rae Cook and Joshua Cook; and a great-niece and nephew, Morgan Wood and Landen Lindler. Burial was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 7/4/2011

Corley, Mary Nell see Mary Nell SHEALY, Newberry Observer 7/29/2011

Costello, Raymond Thomas 61, died Aug. 18, 2011, at his residence. Born on July 15, 1950, in Bridgeport, Conn., he was a son of Emilio Costello and the Lena Murrell (Leland) Hazel. He served in the South Carolina Army National Guard. Mr. Costello was survived in addition to his father by his wife, Lessie Harrison Costello; daughters, Rita (Brandon) Crawford, Jessica Costello Griffen, Stacy (Ray) Jewell, Brandy Miller and Sandy Jackson; sons, Jimmy Harrison and Christopher (Brittney Neal) Miller; brother, Larry (Shelby) Hazel; sister, Patsy (O’Neal) Lindler. Burial was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 8/22/2011

Cotney, James Davis “J. D.” 92, formerly of Holland Landing Road, Prosperity, died Sept. 21, 2011, at White Oak Manor. He was born Oct. 10, 1918, in Prosperity to the late Napoleon and Florence Stockman Cotney and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was one of the last surviving members of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). He was a past member of the Prosperity Masonic Lodge #115. Mr. Cotney was survived by daughters, Patricia C. (Billy) McDonald and Joan C. (Don) Moss, all of Prosperity; sons, Wako Cotney and Terry (Ann) Cotney, all of Prosperity. He was predeceased by his wife, Thelma Bates Cotney; a daughter-in-law, Frances Cotney; sisters, Virginia Shealy, Etta Mae Dominick, Ruby Huffstetler and Elizabeth Cohen; and brothers, Nelson, Virgil Lee, Boyd, Troy, Ewell and Birtrun Cotney. Interment was in the Bethel Baptist Church cemetery. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Newberry Observer 9/23/2011

Counts, Patricia Cromer Mrs. 61, of Newberry, died June 9, 2011, at her home. Born in Newberry County, she was the daughter of the late Otis Cromer and the late Margaret Ruff Cromer. Surviving were five sons, David Cromer (Carzella) of Saluda, Raymond Counts, Tracy Counts and Richard Counts, all of Newberry, Henry Counts (Dawonn) of Columbia; one daughter, Stacy Counts Holman of Columbia; three brothers, Otis Cromer of Pomaria, Larry Cromer of Prosperity and Charles Cromer of Pomaria; two sisters, Narvis Cromer and Martha Livingston of Newberry. Wilson Funeral Home of Newberry. Newberry Observer 6/8/2011 & Newberry Observer 6/13/2011

Counts, Thomas Randy 52, of Prosperity, died July 20, 2011, at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. Born in Prosperity, he was the son of the late Thomas Counts and the late Mildred Ruth Koon Counts. Surviving were his wife, Donna Bickley Counts of the home; three daughters, April Monique Bickley of Newberry and Brandy Michelle Counts and Shalya Dominique Counts of Prosperity; one granddaughter, Nya Arianna Oxner; three brothers, Bennie Counts of Newberry, David Counts of Prosperity and Walter Ruff (Shirley) of Pomaria; sisters, Vernell Jones and Nancy Metts of Newberry, Nita Francis (Roosevelt) of Columbia and Rita Ruff (Kelton) of Prosperity; mother-in-law, Sue Ann Bickley, and father-in-law James Ray Bickley of Prosperity; sister-in-law, Rhonda Bickley of Prosperity. Burial was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Newberry Observer 7/22/2011

Cox, Annette Young Mrs. 75, of Anniston, Ala., died Nov. 27, 2011, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. The daughter of the late Ralph and Kathleen Young, Mrs. Cox was a native of Newberry. Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by her sister, Lola Mayer. Mrs. Cox was survived by her daughters, Penny Betts and husband Don of Piedmont, Ala., and Toni Vick and her husband George of Anniston; two grandchildren, Katie and Jake Betts; a great-granddaughter, Brynnan Betts. Newberry Observer 11/28/2011

Crawford, Mary Brown 79, of Newberry, died May 14, 2011, at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 1, 1932, in Haywood County, N.C., a daughter of the late Pearl and Nora Jones Brown. Mrs. Crawford was survived by daughter, Darlene C. (Calvin) Garland; son, Wayne (Lanel) Crawford, both of Newberry; brothers, Harley Brown, of Canton, N.C., and Pastor Calvin (Teresa) Brown of Romelus, Mich.; sisters, Irene Brown (Bob) Gibson, of Clyde, N.C., Betty Williams, Hilda (Charles) Fish, and Geneva Summey, all of Canton, N.C., and Lee Beauchemin and fiancée Cliffton Attaway, of Cowpens; great grandson Casey W. Shealy who was reared in the home. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. William C. Crawford Jr.; two sons, William C. Crawford and Jess A. Crawford; daughter, Judy C. Shealy; grandson, Jeffrey Crawford; brother, Grady Brown; and sister Josephine Worthy. Interment was in the Newberry Memorial Gardens. Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry. Newberry Observer 5/16/2011

Cromer, Charles Douglas "CD", 61, of Pomaria, died 8/24/2011 at Unihealth of Blythwood. Born in Pomaria, he was a son of the late Mr. Otis Cromer and the late Mrs. Margaree Wicker Cromer. Surviving were a son Travis Lyles of Little Mountain; sisters, Martha Livingston of Pomaria; and Navis Cromer of Newberry; brothers, Otis Cromer of Pomaria, and Larry Cromer of Prosperity; one aunt, Mrs. Bessie Mayers or Pomaria; a childhood friend Jimmy Kinard. Burial was in the cemetery of Saint James A.M.E. Church. Wilson Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 8/28/2011

Cromer, Eddie 86, of Newberry, was born Aug. 21, 1925 and died Dec. 8, 2011, at his home. He was a U.S. Navy combat veteran of World War II. He is survived by his daughter, Luann Wilson; son-in-law, Kipp Wilson; and grandson, Harry Wilson who is a U.S. Marine. He was predeceased by his wife, Ann Pitts Cromer. Mr. Cromer was a body donor. Newberry Observer 12/9/2011

Cromer, Floree see Floree SIMS, Newberry Observer 6/27/2011

Cromer, Lila Huffstetler 75, widow of Leland Ralph Cromer, died Oct. 3, 2011, at Providence Hospital. Born on Jan. 23, 1936, in Chapin, she was a daughter of the late Elbert Leslie and Leila Elizabeth Wessinger Huffstetler. She WAs survived by a son, Charlton Lee (Amy) Cromer of Irmo; a daughter, Leslie Cromer (Scott) Koon of Prosperity; brothers, Gene Huffstetler and Clyde Huffstetler, both of Chapin; and grandchildren, Reagan Bannister and Luke Cromer. Mrs. Cromer was predeceased by her step-mother, Nancy Pearl Huffstetler; sisters, Freida Shealy and Faye Rose; and a brother, Bernard Huffstetler. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 10/3/2011

Cromer, Patricia see Patricia Cromer COUNTS, Newberry Observer 6/8/2011 & 6/13/2011

Crosson, George Harry was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Newberry, to the late George and Margaret Crosson and died Aug. 2, 2011, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Crosson served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Crosson was first married to Mamie Henderson and to this union five children were born. After the passing of his beloved Mamie, he married Leonne Butler and to this union he was blessed to receive a fourth daughter. Surviving were wife, Leonne Crosson of the home; six children, Margaret R. Canty (Daniel) of Columbia, Audrey C. Kalejaiye of Mississauga, Canada, Mildred “Cookie” Lewis of Murrieta, Calif., Kenneth R. Crosson of Houston, Anthony Crosson of Columbia and Joyce Vincent of Sunderland, Mass. Burial was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home Inc. Newberry Observer 8/3/2011 and 8/5/2011

Crouch, Helen Taylor 92, of Newberry and widow of Bryant Crouch, died May 26, 2011, in the Hospice House of Laurens County. She was born in Laurens County and was the daughter of the late Will and Lillie Taylor Gentry. Surviving were a son, Ronnie Crouch and wife, Joyce of Kinards; two daughters, Claudette Henderson of Waterloo, Joyce Bishop and husband, C.J. of Newberry. She was predeceased by two sons and a grandson. Burial was at Pinelawn Memory Gardens. Gray Funeral Home of Clinton. Newberry Observer 5/30/2011

Culbertson, Carolyn Willingham 86, resident of Woodlawn Community, wife of William J. “Daddy Bill” Culbertson, died Aug. 31, 2011,at Hospice House. Born in Newberry County, March 1, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Boyce Preston and Pauline Corley Willingham. Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are a son, Carroll Preston (Donna “Susie” Culbertson) of Greenwood; a sister, Doris Willingham Barker of Greenwood and a daughter-in-law, Susan Culbertson of Greenwood; grandchildren, Gene A. Culbertson II (Tesa), Chad Culbertson (Angie), Tammy Culbertson Turner (Joe), Heather Culbertson Bennett (Brent) and William Preston Culbertson; eight great-grandchildren, Ashley, Austin, Trevor, Laurin, Josh, Stetson, Katie and Elena; two great-great-grandchildren, Hailey and Maddison. Mrs. Culbertson was predeceased by a son, Gene Arthur Culbertson who died Nov. 15, 2010, and an infant son, William J. Culbertson Jr. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation. Newberry Observer 9/2/2011

Culclasure, Cora see Cora Culclasure DAVIS, Newberry Observer 6/8/2011

Cummings, William Rymon “Bill” died May 20, 2011. Bill was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Smithville, Tenn., the son of the late Colonel and Bonnie Turner Cummings. His wife, Evelyn Davis, died June 21, 2010, after 67 years of marriage. He was survived by his daughters, Alice Richardson and her husband, Clarence; Dottie Jean Shealy and her husband, Walter; Nancy Hoffman; brother, Max Cummings; grandchildren, Wendi and Jeff Butler, Spence and Tiffany Richardson, Lauren Hoffman, Gretchen Hoffman and her husband, Rett Thompson, Paul Richardson, Dixon Shealy, Russell Shealy; great-grandchildren, Chandler, Savannah, Cole and Presli Richardson, Christopher Holmes, Marabel Thompson. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Jackie Corbett and a brother, Al Cummings. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Newberry Observer 5/23/2011

Curry, Daniel Mr. died July 3, 2011, at Heartland of Lexington. Born in Lexington County, he was the son of the late Flemming Curry and the late Louise Reeves Curry. Mr. Curry was predeceased by his wife, Lula Mae Clark Curry; sisters, Julius Boyd and Betty Curry Byrd; and brothers, Timothy Curry and Saul Curry. Surviving were four daughters, Francis Curry, Renee Curry (Dennis), Judy Curry (George) all of Chapin, and Carolyn Ramey of Columbia; one step-daughter, Evelyn Boyd (Gregory) of Chapin; seven sons, Julius Curry of Middletown, N.Y., Randy Curry and Christopher Curry of Chapin, Daniel James Curry (Angela) of Irmo and Daniel Ramey (Doris), Stanley Ramey (Margaret) and Ronnie Ramey (Safaronia) all of Columbia; three sisters, Eva P. Nelums of Peak, Catharine Louise Curry of Chapin, and Barbara Lopez (Paul) of Columbia; three brothers, Sampson Curry (Barbara Jean) of Peak, Phillip Curry (Jacquelyn) and Charlie Curry of Columbia; and devoted friend, Georgia Pitts; two close friends, Samuel Patterson and John Reeves. Burial was in Stonewall Holiness Church Cemetery. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. Newberry Observer 7/4/2011 & 7/8/2011

Dailey, Reba Mae see Reba Mae Dailey ELLISOR, Newberry Observer 10/17/2011

Danielsen, Frances Bannister 88, formerly of Hiller Street, Newberry, died Nov. 30, 2011, at White Oak Manor. Born on Feb. 10, 1923, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late James W. and Maude Caldwell Bannister. Frances was married to the late Ned T. Danielsen. Mrs. Danielsen was survived by her granddaughter, Laura Ann Danielsen Cousins of Newberry; daughter-in-law, Tommie Ann Danielsen of Newberry; and brother, Roy Bannister of Little Mountain. She was predeceased by a son, Larry T. Danielsen; granddaughter, Kristy Danielsen; and brothers, James Bannister, Ralph O. Bannister, William M. “Mid” Bannister and Harry E. Bannister. Burial was at Newberry Memorial Gardens. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Newberry Observer 12/2/2011

Davis, Cora "Nezi" Culclasure 93, died at her home on 6/7/2011. She was the wife of the late John Robert "Bill" Davis. Mrs. Davis was predeceased by a beloved son, William Issac "Billy" Davis and sisters, Louise Carver and Emory Culclasure. She was survived by sisters, Bert Culclasure and Mary Cromer; brothers, Dave Culclasure and Roger Culclasure; a dear friend, Narvis Willingham; beloved nieces and nephews, Diana, George and Adam Attaway of the home, Amber, Glen and Benjamin Lax of Black Mountain, NC. Special thanks to Caroline Fulmer for her kindness. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 6/8/2011

Davis, Imogene Mrs. 70, of New York, N.Y., died Nov. 26, 2011.Born in Newberry County, she was the daughter of the late Foster Williams Sr. and the late Ethel Williams. Surviving were two daughters, Pamela Barreto (Darren) and Yvette Davis-Paul (Anthony), all of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren, Noah Barreto, Joshua Barreto and Nia Amanda Powell; brothers Foster Williams Jr. (Eva) of Irmo, Donnie Williams of Newberry and Stanley Williams (Pamela) of Bronx, N.Y.; one sister, Annette Lane (Malverse) of Pomaria. Burial was at St. Mark A.M.E. Church in Pomaria. Wilson Funeral Home of Newberry. Newberry Observer 12/2/2011

Davis, Maggie Lee widow of the late John Will Davis, died May 27, 2011, exactly 39 years to the date of her mother, Josie Franklin who died on May 27, 1972. Born Aug. 29, 1916, in the Beth Eden community of Newberry County, she was the eldest daughter of William Hayne Franklin Sr. and Josie Brock Franklin. At age 94, she was the oldest surviving member on both sides of her family. Surviving were her son, Lewis Hayne Davis and his wife, Annette Gresham Davis; one granddaughter, Polly Lee Davis and her mother, Polly Livingston Davis; two step grandchildren, Clayton Cotney and Jason Cotney and two step great- granddaughters, Zoey Cotney and Chloe Bedenbaugh. She is also survived by her sister, Joan F. Phibbs of Aiken and two sisters-in-law, Sara Byrd Franklin and Mary Buist Franklin. She was predeceased by two brothers, William Hayne Franklin Jr. and Gus Brock Franklin Sr.; and one sister, Ida F. Hawkins. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 5/30/2011

Davis, Margaret see Margaret Davis HAWKINS, Newberry Observer 4/20/2011

Davis, Mary Brunell Ms. died July 4, 2011, at her home. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. Newberry Observer 7/6/2011

Davis, Shirley Pope Ms. 66, of Washington, D.C., died June 19, 2011. Born in Saluda County, she was the daughter of the late John A. Pope and the late Henrietta Pope Mosley. She was a graduate of Gallman High School’s class of 1962. Two sisters, Betty P. Alexander and Marion P. Darden, and two brothers, Nathaniel Pope and Norman L. Mosley, preceded her in death. Surviving were one brother, Irvin Sands of Waterbury, Conn.; two nephews, Nathaniel Jeffery Pope of Waterbury, Conn., and Normane Deionta Mosley of Newberry; one niece, Nakita Mosley Wadsworth of Newberry; one great-nephew, Justin Pope of Waterbury, Conn.; one great-niece, Ke’Ayzjah Nishay Wadsworth of Newberry; two sisters-in-law, Connie Savage Pope of Waterbury, Conn., and Sylvia Dawkins Mosley of Newberry; brother-in-law, Henry Darden of Washington, DC. Burial was in Werts Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home of Newberry. Newberry Observer 6/29/2011

Dawkins, Katherine “Kat” Dowd 83, of Newberry died Sept. 12, 2011, at her residence. She was born Jan. 25, 1928, in Prosperity, the daughter of the late Colie L. and Mary Ellen Taylor Dowd. Kat was survived by her uncle and aunt, Ralph E. and Betty Taylor of Griffin, Ga.; two brothers-in-law, Billy Dawkins and wife Francis and James Dawkins and wife Allene, all of Prosperity. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harry Wendell “Wink” Dawkins. Interment was at Newberry Memorial Gardens. Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry. Newberry Observer 9/14/2011

Dawkins, Odell Sr. of Maybinton was born July 29, 1923, to the late Nathan and Mariah Dawkins and died Sept. 23, 2011. He was survived by his son, Odell (Rochelle) Dawkins Jr. Funeral was at Seekwell Baptist Church in Maybinton. Hunter Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 9/26/2011

Derrick, John Franklin 77, died June 28, 2011, at White Oak Manor. Mr. Derrick was born Sept. 10, 1933. He was a lifelong resident of Newberry County and the youngest son of Mays Pressley and Effie Shealy Derrick. He was a graduate of Silverstreet High School class of 1952 and the Palmetto Military Academy class of 1958. Mr. Derrick served in the S.C. National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve for more than 27 years and retired with the rank of major. He was retired from Southern Engineering of Atlanta as a field engineer. He was survived by his wife, Martha Bryan Derrick; a son and daughter-in-law, John Bryan Derrick and Beth Singletary; granddaughters, Briley and Erin Derrick; a sister, Mary Ruth Mack; and a sister-in-law, Gussie B. Derrick. Burial was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Newberry Observer 6/29/2011

Dewalt, Helen see Helen Dewalt SIMS, Newberry Observer 11/9/2011

Dewalt, Reggie Lashone “Dawg” 40, died Nov. 28, 2011, at Lexington Medical Center. Born in Newberry County, he was the son of the late Shirley Ann Dewalt and the late Alfred Ray Gallman. Surviving were his children, Taquana Thacker, Reginald Gallman, T’keyah Gallman, Miles Dewalt and Dashawn Dewalt, all of Prosperity, and Patrice Boyd of Johnston; sisters, Octavia Gallman (Tyrone) of Prosperity, Lakita D. Gallman and Nikcole N. Gallman, both of Little Mountain; maternal grandparents, James and Earnestine Dewalt of Prosperity; great-grandmother, Susanna Kelly Green of Newberry; a friend, Stacy A. Wise of Prosperity. Burial was at Boozer Chapel Baptist Church cemetery. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home Inc. Newberry Observer 11/30/2011

Dobbins, Samuel Douglas born May 21, 1923, to William and Maybel Dobbins in Marietta, Ga., died at the age of 88 on July 24, 2011, in Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, June Hart; and his two brothers, Mayes and Hughes Dobbins. Doug was survived by his wife, Eunice Dobbins; his two sons, Douglas Krathwohl and Sandy Dobbins. He was previously married to Nell Marion Dobbins (Moody) in 1945 and later to Mary Virginia Dobbins (Wisinger). Doug was an enlisted pilot in the U.S. Marines for 27 years (1943-1970) and retired at the rank of master gunnery sergeant. He was part of a fading group of Marine Aviators known as “Last of the Flying Sergeants.” Doug retired (again) from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural route carrier in Prosperity in the late 1980s. Newberry Observer 8/17/2011

Dominick, George David 71, of Pomaria, died June 19, 2011, at his home. Born in Clinton, he was the son of the late George Samson Dominick and the late Martha Hatton Dominick. Surviving are sons, William Joseph Dominick and Sammy Scott Dominick (Tammy) of Pomaria; two sisters, Connie D. Parris (Wayne) of Gaffney and Elizabeth D. Smith (Bob) of Columbia. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Wilson Funeral Home of Newberry. Newberry Observer 6/20/2011

Dominick, George Walter 68, of Newberry died July 15, 2011, at Palmetto Richland Hospital. Born in Columbia on Sept. 10, 1942, George was a son of the late Teddy Parker and Nell Ruff Dominick. He was also predeceased by his brother, Teddy P. Dominick Jr. He served in the South Carolina National Guard. He was survived by his wife, Sheryl Fincher; daughter, Jane (Hance) West of Richmond, Va.; sister, LaNelle D. (Robert) Barber of Charleston; grandchildren, John Patrick West and Alex West; father and mother-in-law, Col. and Mrs. H. Thomas Fincher (Clare) of Chapin; sister-in-law, Laura S. Dominick of Prosperity; sister-in-law and husband, Susan Fincher Zais and Brig. Gen. Mitchell M. Zais of Columbia. Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry. Newberry Observer 7/18/2011

Dominick, Ida M. see Ida M. EDMONDS, Newberry Observer 10/3/2011

Dowd, Katherine see Katherine Dowd DAWKINS, Newberry Observer 9/14/2011

Duckett, Dorothy Hawkins Mrs. 96, died July 23, 2011, at her home. She was born in Prosperity to the late Sims Hawkins and the late Bertha Mae Hendrix Hawkins. Mrs. Duckett was predeceased by sisters Hassie Mae Hawkins and Sadie Hawkins and brothers W.C. Hawkins, Russell Hawkins, Naepolian Hawkins, Harden Hawkins and Magaji Bukar. Surviving was one brother, Sims Hawkins; two sisters-in-law, Jafisatu Bukar and Jacqueline Hawkins; niece Virginia Hawkins; cousins, Jestine Moon and Dorothy Faye Bookman; friend Vanessa Clark. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home Inc. Newberry Observer 7/25/2011 & 7/27/2011

Dudley, Mark Anson of Newberry died Oct. 31, 2011, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born in Newberry County, he was the son of the late Ernest Dudley Sr. and the late Alma Caldwell Dudley. Mr. Dudley was predeceased by his wife, Betty L. Reeder Dudley. Surviving were his children, Minister Tonetta (the Rev. John) Robinson of Columbia, Tony (Minister Paula) Dudley, Dell Williams all of Newberry, Clayton (Allean) Dudley of Duluth, Ga., and Dorothy Dudley and Jackie Crooks, both of Newberry, SC; sisters, Olivia (Hugh) Miller of Newberry, Twanda Saddler and Jearldine (Willie) Carter, all of Columbia, and Lolitha Dudley (Alex) Thompson of Billerlca, Mass.; brother, Thomas (Diana) Dudley of Newberry; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; devoted nephew, Eddie (Emma) Eigner. Burial was in the Bush River Baptist Church cemetery. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home Inc. Newberry Observer 11/2/2011

Duvall, Peggy Joyce Fields 73, died Nov. 20, 2011, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born on Aug. 11, 1938, in Honea Path, she was a daughter of the late Barnell and Rachel Simpson Fields. Mrs. Duvall was survived by her husband, Lee Duvall; daughters, Rita Duvall Poeppel of Plymouth, Ind., and Dollie Duvall Williamson of Waterloo; and grandchildren, Crystal Duvall Massey, Brooke Poeppel and Josi Aull. She was predeceased by sons, Randall Lee Duvall and Curtis Duvall; a daughter, Terry Duvall; a sister, Judy Dutton; and brothers, Richard Fields, Jerry Fields and Charles Fields. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 11/23/2011

Dykes, James “Jimmy” Preston 51, was born Feb. 9, 1960, in Clayton, Del., and died Dec. 19, 2011. He was the son of Dorothy Fortner McCartha of White Rock and the late John “Jack” Preston Dykes. Mr. Dykes was survived by his wife, Candi Smith Dykes of Columbia; children, Ashley Netzel (Matthew) and Travis Dykes; grandchildren, James and Caleb Netzel; mother; stepfather, Howard McCartha; stepmother, Patricia Dykes; sisters, Yvonne “Vonnie” White (Gregg) of Chapin and Carol Abbott (Levi) of Columbia; father-in-law, Alfred E. Smith (Lois) of Granite Falls, N.C., and mother-in-law, Jeanette S. Jones of Mebane, NC. Interment was in Bush River Memorial Gardens. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews. Newberry Observer 12/23/2011

 

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