Newberry Observer Obituary Abstracts, Year 2012
abstracted by Edith Greisser
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Hailstock, Janette Clark Mrs. died Jan. 10, 2012, at her home. Born in Newberry County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Clark and the late Laura Wilson Clark. Surviving were her four loving children, Willie T. Clark (Carrie), Jacquelyn H. Robinson (Billy), Vernette H. Abrams (Leroy) and Beverly Brown (Charles), all of Newberry. Burial was in Little River Zion Baptist Church, Hwy. 56 in Laurens County. F.B. Pratt and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Newberry Observer 1/13/2012
Hair, Helen S. Mrs. 93, of Newberry and widow of Adell Hair Sr. died Nov. 8, 2012, at Providence Hospital in Columbia. She was born in Newberry and was a daughter of the late Willie Suber and Nancy Simms Suber. Surviving were a son, Timothy B. Hair Sr. of the home; sister Mildred E. Murray of Columbia; five grandchildren, Rhonda Nixon of Macon, Ga., Kimberly Werts Mathis (Aaron) of Aberdeen, Md., Michael E. Werts (Torchia) of Newberry, Darryl Thompson Werts of Aberdeen , Md. Timothy B. Hair Jr. of Laurens; nine great-grandchildren, Mykia, Darryl, Malique, Monty, Michael, Marquis, Madison, Devin and Montez; one great-great-granddaughter, Kaleigha J. Werts. Burial was at New Enoree Baptist Church, 190, Dove Drive, Newberry. Wilson Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 11/14/2012

Halfacre, Lurleen see Lurleen Halfacre EARGLE, Newberry Observer 10/26/2012

Hall, Bobby Earl 58, of Newberry died Aug. 9, 2012, at Palmetto Health of Richland. Born Sept. 20, 1953, he was son of the late Benjamin Hall and Rose Lee Hall of Newberry County. Surviving were his stepmother of the home Fannie Mae Hall; three brothers, Rudolph Hall, Ulysses Hall and Bennie Lee Davis all of Newberry; one sister, Christine (Phillip) Davis; one sister-in-law, Mary E. Hall; one stepsister, Hatti Robinson all of Newberry; and one brother-in-law Leroy Miller of Newberry. He was predeceased by a brother Bennie Hall; two sisters, Ethel Mae Scott and Betty Lee Miller all of Newberry. Burial was in New Enoree Baptist Church cemetery. First Family Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 8/15/2012 & 8/17/2012

Haltiwanger, Betty Bowers 80, of Newberry, wife of G. Edward “Ed” Haltiwanger, died July 24, 2012 at Palmetto Health Richland. Born in Little Mountain on Nov. 3, 1931, she was a daughter of Brabham Ewell and Julia Shealy Bowers and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her husband of 63 years, she was survived by her daughter, Cathy H. Turner of Newberry; sons and their spouses, Jerry M. and Harriett Haltiwanger and Curtis E. and Debbie Haltiwanger all of Newberry; grandchildren, Lori T. Justice of Knoxville, Tenn., C. Anne Haltiwanger of Newberry, Jeremy T. (Becca) Haltiwanger of Charlotte, N.C., Christopher M. (Marianne) Haltiwanger of Newberry, Ashley H. (Brian) Fitzgerald of Columbia and Jason C. (Amanda) Haltiwanger of Newberry; great-grandchildren, Skylar T. Haltiwanger, Caleb P. Haltiwanger, M. Reese Haltiwanger, Evelyn G. Haltiwanger, Colin A. Fitzgerald and Lochlan E. Fitzgerald; a sister-in-law, Voris Bowers of Prosperity; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Henry and Daphine Haltiwanger of Newberry, Jimmy and Beth Haltiwanger of Silverstreet, Mickey and Mary Haltiwanger of Newberry, Mackey H. and Don Satterfield of Hodges and Linda H. Clark of Prosperity. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son-in-law, Terry Turner, grandson-in-law, Jack “Jay” Justice, brothers, Carl, Hubert and Robert Bowers; sisters, Mary Lizzy Boland, Mildred Hentz and Kathryn Wicker; sister-in-law, Elizabeth H Hamm and Doris H. Hamby; and brother-in-law, Kenny Haltiwanger. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Newberry Observer 7/27/2012

Hancock, William “Tate” 48, of Prosperity died Feb. 25, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Hancock was born on Feb. 4, 1964, in Newberry, a son of Melvin W. Hancock and the late Betty Jo Wiggins Hancock.

Hare, Beatrice Lever Mrs. died April 14, 2012, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. Born in Prosperity, she was the daughter of the late Wilson Lever and the late Fannie Mae Mayers Lever. Surviving were husband, Richard Hare Sr.; daughters, Tryphosa T. Hare and Annointed E. Hare; sons, Richard Hare Jr. and Adronicus W. L. Hare all of Prosperity; sisters, Dorothy Barnes (Larry) of Little Mountain; Doris Wigfall (Leroy) of Leesville; Clorinda Lever and Shirley Boyd (Charles) of Prosperity; devoted friend, Dorothy Wicker. Burial was in the Lever Chapel A.M.E. Church cemetery. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. Newberry Observer 4/16/2012

Harmon, Floy Serena see Floy Serena Harmon RICHARDSON, Newberry Observer 2/1/2012

Harmon, Mary Beatrice see Mary Beatrice Harmon CRUMP, Newberry Observer 1/9/2012

Harmon, Polly Mrs. 65, of Newberry, died 8/11/2012 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Mr. Norris Burton and the late Mrs. Clorine Williams Burton. Surviving were her three sons: Gregory Harmon (Octavia) of Newberry, Sherman Harmon and Fredrick Harmon of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Suber (Sam) of Newberry and Mrs. Thomasina Suber of Woonsocket, R.I.; a grandson reared in the home, Marticus Harmon; and a devoted cousin, Darnell Hare. Two brothers, Thomas and David Burton predeceased her. Wilson Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 8/15/2012

Harp, Raymond Sr. died March 27, 2012, at his home. Born in Newberry County, he was the son of the late Abraham Harp and the late Laura Miller Harp. Surviving were daughters, Chandra Harp of Laurens; Veronica Johnson of Okinawa, Japan; Carolyn Calwise and Sabrina Harp both of Clinton; son, Raymond Harp Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Lillie Mae Sheppard of Newberry; brothers, Rev. Michael Harp of Newberry; Eugene Harp of Maryland; Burial was in the Trinity A.M.E. Church cemetery. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. Newberry Observer 3/28/2012

Harrison, Donald McMaster “Mac” Jr., 61, died June 28, 2012, at Lexington Medical Center from complications of pancreatic cancer. Born on Aug. 23, 1950, in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Donald McMaster Harrison Sr. and Margaret “Peggy” Reid Harrison. Mr. Harrison served in the S.C. National Guard. Mr. Harrison was survived by his wife, Melody Barber Harrison; a son, Reid (Jami) Harrison of Greenwood; a daughter, Lynn (Mac) Harrison McDonald of Newberry; a brother, David Harrison of Richland, Wash.; grandchildren, William McDonald, Jennifer McDonald and Brynn Elizabeth Harrison; father and mother in-law, George and Betty Barber; sisters-in-law, Leslie Barber Harmon, Sarah Griffin and Cherie Bowers; brothers-in-law, Herb Barber, Paul Folk and Bill Folk. He was predeceased by a brother, Robin Harrison. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 7/2/2012

Hart, Marshall Howard 85, native of Mobile, Ala. and widow of Marion H. Hart, died Nov. 17, 2012, at the J. F. Hawkins Nursing Home. Born on July 3, 1927, in Mobile, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Judge Alex T. Howard and Cecile Morrissette Howard. She began serving at the Aveleigh Church in Newberry in September of 1953. During the years prior to her retirement, she served as administrative assistant and D.C.E. of the church. Surviving were sons Robert Howard Hart of Columbus, Ga. and Brett Marion (Macey) Hart of Flower Mound, Texas; granddaughter, Madison Rebecca Hart of Phenix City, Ala.; grandsons, Brett Marion Hart Jr. and Bradley Hayden Hart of Flower Mound, Texas; brothers, Rev. Robert C. (Eleanor) Howard of Jackson, Minn. and William E. (Melba) Howard of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and sisters-in-law, Anne (Alex T.) Howard of Mobile, Ala. and Anne (P.J.) Howard of Daphne, Ala. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Cecile Howard Gardner and brothers, Judge Alex T. Howard Jr. and Dr. P. J. Howard. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry. Newberry Observer 11/19/2012

Havird, Dorothy see Dorothy Havird HOWE, Newberry Observer 8/1/2012

Hawkins, Annie Ruth see Annie Ruth ‘Tiny’ BATES, Newberry Observer 3/10/2012

Hawkins, George Robert Sr. of Newberry, died Nov. 30, 2012 at his residence. Born on July 27, 1925, in Newberry, he was the son of the late George Pearson Hawkins and Mamie Boozer Hawkins. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hawkins was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Huffman Hawkins and a son, John Adam Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a 1952 graduate of Clemson University. He was a member and past president of the Newberry Lions Club and a Life Member of Amity Masonic Lodge #87 for over 63 years. Surviving were dear friend, Ms. Frances B. Dickert; three sons, George Robert Hawkins Jr. (Sue) of Raleigh, N.C., Carroll Bruce Hawkins (Karen) of North Charleston and William Huffman Hawkins (Judi) of Camden; grandchildren, Melissa H. Senn (Rusty) of Columbia, R. William Hawkins of Gainesville, Ga., Jennifer H. Boykin (John), Sarah E. Hawkins and Kellie M. Hawkins all of Camden, and Toni H. Cranfield (Donnie) of Temecula, Calif. Newberry Observer 12/3/2012

Hawkins, Grace Eleanor see Grace Eleanor Neal WESTERSKOV, Newberry Observer 6/4/2012

Hawkins, Susan see Susan Hawkins RIKARD, Newberry Observer 11/16/2012

Haynes, Deanna Elise Ms. of Newberry died May 5, 2012. Born in White Plains, N.Y. She was the daughter of the late William Haynes and the late Dorothy A. Ruff Gamble. Surviving were two sisters, Anise Ruff and Pia Dolman; one brother, Kim Ruff all of Newberry. Burial will follow in Werts Cemetery. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. Newberry Observer 5/7/2012

Hazel, Joyce see Joyce Hazel PITTS, Newberry Observer 12/31/2012

Hazel, Lamar 96, of Newberry, died Jan. 17, 2012, at home among his family. Mr. Hazel was born in Saluda County on July 30, 1915 and moved to Newberry with his family in 1929. He married Grace Marie Close of Okeechobee, Fla. in 1939. Mr. Hazel was a member of the Newberry Masonic Lodge #87 AFM for more than 70 years. Mr. Hazel was survived by his children, Charles Alvin (Loxie) Hazel, Nancy Carole (Mike) Sangaline, Robert Ernest (Barbara) Hazel, Susan Hazel (Dr. Lynn) Derrick, He was predeceased by his wife, Grace, and their two children, Patricia Grace Hazel and Donald Lamar Hazel; parents, Alvin E. and Hannah Merchant Hazel; sister, Matilda Hazel Crooks; and brother, James Edward Hazel. He was also predeceased by his second wife, Emmer Beatrice Miller Hazel of Newberry. Interment was at Rosemont Cemetery. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Newberry Observer 1/20/2012

He was a member of the Newberry Moose Lodge. He was survived by his father; wife of 26 years, Stacey Bedenbaugh Hancock; daughter, Carrie (Jonathan) Sexton of Chapin; son, Ethan Tate (Elizabeth Shealy) Hancock of Prosperity; brothers, Ezell (Francis) Hancock, Allen (Susan) Hancock, and Jerry Hancock all of Newberry. He was predeceased by a brother, Jimmy Hancock. Interment was in the St. Paul Lutheran Church cemetery. Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry. Newberry Observer 2/27/2012

Heller, Hattie Bell Mrs. “Bell”, died April 14, 2012. Born in Newberry County, she was the daughter of Dora Ruff Garmany and the late Frank Garmany Sr. Surviving were her husband, Alfred Heller; daughter, Sheila Boyd (James) of Little Mountain; son, George H. Chapman of Danville, Ill..; stepchildren, George Cromer (Patricia), Homer Cromer, Randy Heller (Renee’), Sammy Heller (Angie), Eddie D. Heller (Angie), Patricia Whitney; sisters, Helen Chaplin (Thomas) of Silverstreet, Dorothy Gilliam (Richard), Veretta Garmany all of Pomaria,; Rose Garmany and Glendora Garmany both of Newberry,; brothers, Frank Garmany Jr. (Gloria) of Columbia; Bobby Garmany of Florida. Burial was in St. James A.M.E. Church cemetery. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. Newberry Observer 4/16/2012

Henderson, Janie Mae see Janie Mae Henderson MILES, Newberry Observer 5/11/2012

Henderson, Linda see Linda Henders ABDUSSABUR, Newberry Observer 4/30/2012

Henderson, Mercedes D. Ms. 22, of 2386 Gary’s Lane, Newberry, died Nov. 23, 2012, at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia. Born in Lexington County she was a daughter of Kenneth Henderson Sr. and Mrs. Polli Washington. Surviving were her mother, Mrs. Polli Washington of Newberry and her father, Mr. Kenneth Henderson Sr. (Valerie) of Newberry; two brothers, Reginald Mayers and Kenneth Henderson Jr. of Newberry; two sisters, Ms. Kennyse L. Hall of Newberry, Ms. Keawana L. Metts of Chapin; maternal grandfather Charles Griffin of Newberry; Paternal grandfather Ernest Chapman (Diane) of Newberry; devoted friend Monte Coleman of Newberry. Burial was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Wilson Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 11/26/2012

Hendrix, Anne see Anne Hendrix BARNES, Newberry Observer 8/15/2012

Hendrix, James “Jim” Harold 92, of Spartanburg, died June 24, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born March 20, 1920, in Newberry County, he was the widower of Dorothy Carpenter Hendrix and son of the late Leo and Grace Morris Hendrix. Mr. Hendrix was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors included son, Don Hendrix and wife Susan; daughter-in-law, Patricia Attaway Hendrix; grandchildren, Ashley Hendrix McCrory and husband Mike, Amanda Hendrix Bunce and husband Stephen, all of Spartanburg, and James Harold Hendrix III and wife Kimberly of Shelby, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Canaan James Hendrix, Colton Bowman, Charles Hendrix McCrory, and Walker Patrick McCrory. He was predeceased by a son, James H. Hendrix Jr. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel. Newberry Observer 6/27/2012

Hendrix, Loyd age 80, died at Providence Hospital on Sept. 9, 2012. He was the husband of Rachel Miller Hendrix and the son of the late John Jacobs and Mary Wooley Hendrix. He was born on March 13, 1932, in Lexington, and proudly served our nation for 21 years in the U.S. Air Force. In addition to his wife of 57 years, Rachel; Mr. Hendrix was survived by a daughter, Vickie Dooley and her husband James Douglas Jr. of Winnsboro; a grandson, Justin Loyd Dooley and a granddaughter, Tori Douglas. Burial was at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Pope Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 9/12/2012

Hentz, Sadie Lou see Sadie Lou Hentz RINGER, Newberry Observer 11/5/2012

Hickson, Annie Belle see Annie Belle Hickson WILSON, Newberry Observer 1/11/2012

Hieatt, Sharon Kay 60, died July 11, 2012, at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home. Born on March 26, 1952, in Columbia, she was the daughter of Maggie Winburn Thomas and the late Robert L. Thomas. Mrs. Hieatt was survived in addition to her mother, Maggie Thomas of Columbia by her husband, David L. Hieatt; daughters, Paula (Michael) Bush of Lexington and Melissa (Eric) Hess of Tenn.; sons, Kevin (Leigh) Hieatt and Brian (Davina) Hieatt both of Va.; brothers, James L. (Teresa) Thomas and William “Mike” Thomas both of Columbia; special niece, Elizabeth (John) Weddington of Orangeburg, 11 grandchildren, a niece, Rebekah (Danny) Garbett, nephew, Brett Thomas and great-nephew, Carter Garbett. Mrs. Hieatt was predeceased by a grandson, Grayson Hoops and a great-niece, Elianna G. Weddington. Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Church cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 7/13/2012

Hill, David Calhoun 73, died Dec. 2, 2012, at his residence. Born on Oct. 19, 1939, in Little Mountain, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mary Wyse Hill. He was a veteran of the SC Army National Guard. He was survived by his wife, Joyce McCullough Hill; a son, Johnathan David Hill of Whitmire; a daughter, Renee McDermott of Whitmire; sisters, Spruce Sundeen of Calif. and Peggy Counts of Little Mountain; brothers, James Hill of Newberry, Albert Hill of Little Mountain and Wyse Hill of Pomaria; a grandson, Benjamin McDermott. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 12/3/2012

Hiller, George Wayne 63, died April 17, 2012 at home with family and friends at his bedside. Born on Sept. 23, 1948, in Newberry, he was a son of the late George and Josie Derrick Hiller. Mr. Hiller served in the U.S. Army for four years during which he served a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was survived by his wife, Bennie Sue Turner Hiller; a brother, Von Oliver Hiller of Prosperity; nieces, Billy Jo Rawlings, Randi Chavis and Brandie Greenwood and nephews, Micah Turner, Johnny Willis, Billy Willis and Jeremy Hiller. Mr. Hiller was predeceased by a brother, Billy Hiller. Burial with military honors was in Rosemont Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 4/18/2012

Hiller, Mabel see Mabel Hiller SLATON, Newberry Observer 2/27/2012

Hipp, Emory Hunter 78, of Prosperity, died Jan. 6, 2012, at the Saluda Nursing Center. Mr. Hipp was born on July 1, 1933, in the Stoney Hill community in Prosperity, and was a son of the late Raymond and Elizabeth “Betsy” Hunter Hipp. Mr. Hipp was survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas E. (Pamela) Hipp, Mark A. (Melanie) Hipp, both of Prosperity, Steven R. Hipp of Saluda, and CDR, U.S. Navy, Michael L. (Julie) Hipp of Irmo; grandchildren, Nicholas Hipp (fiancé Kim Boyd), Lindsay (Nathan) Wicker, Brandon Shaw (fiancé Jennifer Lynn Crispin), Daniel Shaw, Nathan Hipp, and Mackenzie Hipp; sisters, Mable (Harold) Amick of Columbia, and Shirley Ann (Billy) Bowers of Aiken; brothers, George Elbert (Minnie) Hipp of Aiken, and Ray (Janice) Hipp of Lexington. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Hawkins Hipp. Interment was in the Zion United Methodist Church cemetery. Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry. Newberry Observer 1/6/2012

Holland, Glenda see Glenda Ruth COLLINS, Newberry Observer 4/16/2012

Holmes, April Ms. 38, died Dec. 26, 2012, at her home. Born in Newberry County, she was the daughter of Wilbert (Jacqueline) Holmes Sr. and the late Amye S. Cook. Surviving in addition to her father were two sons, Ronder J. Lindler Jr. and Quinderius A. Lindler both of Whitmire; two sisters, Jacqueline C. Dominick of Whitmire; Cheryl E. Holmes of Newberry; five brothers, Leroy D. Cook Jr., Kevin M. Holmes, Cory Grier, Wilbert T. Holmes Jr., and Justin Holmes all of Newberry; two aunts, Mable (Frank) Reeder of Elizabeth, N.J.; Clara F. Sims of Newberry; three uncles, Lewis (Carolyn) Sims of Newberry; Clarence (Martha) Sims of Columbia; Tony Lee Sims of Cross Hill; great-aunt, Dora Garmany; great-uncle, Floyd Sims; four devoted nieces, Tangnakika (Marc) Brooks, Amye R. Cook, Markela F. Cook; Minister LaTasha (Donald) Rutherford; god-daughter, Kaitlyn O. Brooks. Burial was at Fairview Baptist Church cemetery. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. Newberry Observer 12/28/2012

Holmes, Earline see Earline Holmes KINARD, Newberry Observer 4/18/2012

Holwell, Charles W. (Sport) Jr., 65, of Quitman, Ga. died Feb. 28, 2012, at his home in Quitman, Ga. He was born Feb. 10, 1947, in Springfield, Mass. to Charles W. Holwell Sr. and Barbara Rawlinson Holwell. Mr. Holwell was a Vietnam veteran (U.S. Navy). He was selected as the New Mexico Male Athlete of the Year and was both a prep and collegiate All-American swimmer. Surviving were his wife of 37 years, Judy Hembree Holwell; two daughters, Adria (Drew) Wilkes of Savannah, Ga. and Christa (Scott) Payne of Arcadia, OK; one son, Bryan (Tracy) Holwell of Sugar Hill, Ga.; five grandchildren, Taylor Payne, Grace Payne, Katie Holwell, Andrew Wilkes, and Camille Wilkes; one brother Buddy (Kim) Holwell of Quitman, Ga. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 2/27/2012

Honeycutt, Johnny A. 63, died at his home on Nov. 6, 2012. Born on Aug. 23, 1949, in Fort Mill, he was predeceased by his parents, Willie A. Honeycutt and Kathleen Honeycutt Driggers and a sister, Rose Ella Honeycutt. Surviving was his daughters, Lori Gordon of Goodlettsville, Tenn. and Kathleen F. Marsh of Columbia; a sister, Barbara Honeycutt (Kenneth) Hinson of Pawleys Island; a brother, Willie A. (Kelly) Honeycutt of Waldoft, Md.; an aunt, Gena Turner and stepfather, Harvey Driggers of Newberry. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 11/12/2012

Howard, Marshall see Marshall Howard HART, Newberry Observer 11/19/2012

Howe, Diane Havird 54, died July 26, 2012 at her residence. Born on Nov. 9, 1957 in Prosperity, she was a daughter of Dorothy Hawkins Havird and the late Edwin Dudley Havird Sr. She was survived by her mother of Newberry, her husband, Mike Howe; sons, Michael Jason Howe of Newberry, and Timothy Justin (Helen) Howe of Newberry; a daughter, Jennifer (Kyle) Minick of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Cathy (Billy) Gallman of Newberry; brothers, Edwin Dudley (Wanda) Havird Jr. of Little Mountain and Benny (Kim) Havird of Newberry; and grandsons, Brice Aaron and Brayden Ethan Minick. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 8/1/2012

Howerton, Marty M. 54, of Newberry, died Jan. 25, 2012, at Palmetto Health Richland. Mr. Howerton was born on Oct. 2, 1957, in Newberry, the son of Modene H. Treanor and the late John M. Howerton. Marty was survived by his mother of Newberry, his sister, Cynthia L. “Sissy” Worthington of Newberry; nephews, John A. Worthington and Tanner R. Worthington. He was predeceased by his father and stepfather, Matt Treanor. Interment was in Bush River Baptist Church cemetery. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Newberry Observer 1/27/2012

Hudson, Paula 92, died Oct. 26, 2012. She was born in Roscoe, S.D. and raised in St. Peter, Minn. Her father was a Lutheran minister. She was predeceased by her parents, Frederick and Esther Mantevfel; four siblings and her loving husband, Louis Hudson. Surviving were a son, Gary Hudson (Midge) of Prosperity; daughters, Betty Nieri of Dallas, Texas and Barbara Waller of Atlanta, GA. Newberry Observer 10/31/2012

Huffman, John L. 83, of Otto, N.C., died March 29, 2012. Born in Newberry, he was the son of the late John Lester Huffman Sr. and Rebecca Poole Huffman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Huffman. John graduated from Newberry High School in 1946 and received a degree in vocational agriculture from Clemson University in 1951. He later (1956-59) did graduate work in agronomy and agriculture at Clemson. In 1970, he received his Masters Degree in vocational education and guidance from N.C. State University. During the years 1970-73, he did further post graduate work at NC State, earning a Doctorate of education. John served our country in the U.S. Army during the years 1951-53. He was a member of the Rotary Club, the North Carolina Retired School Personnel, N.C. Nursery Association, American Nursery Association, Georgia Rhododendron Association, IPTAY, NCVA, AVA, NCCLA, NCASA, National Rifle Association, Appalachian Trail Conference and Clemson University Alumni Association. He was survived by his wife of 43 years, Betty Huffman; daughter, Amy Westmoreland and husband, Westy, of Mt. Pleasant; three grandchildren, Anna, Jay and John Westmoreland. Burial was in Mulberry U.M.C. Cemetery. Macon Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 3/30/2012

Huffstetler, Edith Elizabeth see Edith Elizabeth EARGLE, Newberry Observer 6/27/2012

Hughes, Ruby Coats 80, of Newberry, widow of John Lawson Hughes, died June 4, 2012. She was born on Aug. 7, 1931, in Newberry County, a daughter of the late James Felton and Mildred Ryals Coats. Mrs. Hughes was survived by her children and spouses, David (Karen) Hughes of Newberry, Billy (Darlena) Hughes of Laurens, and Farrah H. (Dan) Schon of Irmo; sister, Margaret (Vernon, deceased) Sheppard of Newberry; brothers, Carl (Libby, deceased) Coats of Clifton Forge, Va., Jack (Norma) Coats of White Sulfur Springs, W.V., Mac “Billy” (Lillian) Coats of Leesville, and Dewey (Carolyn) Coats of Columbia; grandchildren, Christi Hughes, Amy Workman, Keith Alexander all of Newberry, Nick Schon of Irmo, Chad (Stephanie) Alexander of Lexington, Jennifer (Michael) Wood, John Hughes all of Prosperity, Tony (Tonya) Leopard, Jeff (Lynn) Sizemore all of Laurens, and Tony (Missy) Griffin of Simpsonville; great-grandchildren, Landon-Lee Hughes, Brandy Leopard, Brooke Leopard, Brianna Leopard, Kasey Sizemore, Nicole Kissiah, Blake Robinson, Katie Griffin, Brandon and Alex Wood. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth “Lib” (Coy, deceased) Jones; brothers, Clyde (Debbie, deceased) Coats and James (Dot) Coats. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Newberry Observer 6/6/2012

Hunter, Minerva see Minerva Hunter CLARK, Newberry Observer 10/26/2012

Hunter, Novice Werts 95, widow of Harold Horton Hunter Sr., died Nov. 13, 2012, at White Oak Manor. Born on Nov. 1, 1917, in Silverstreet, she was a daughter of the late Edwin Lewis and Annie Elizabeth Lake Werts. Mrs. Hunter was survived by her children, Linda (Joe) Guy of Easley, Joan Longshore of Silverstreet, Harold (Robbie) Hunter Jr. of Silverstreet, Miriam (Bob) Templeton of Laurens and Robert Lewis (Tracey) Hunter of Silverstreet; sisters, Katherine Simpson of Greenville and Mildred Boozer of Mars Hill, NC. Mrs. Hunter was predeceased by brothers, Henry Walter Werts, Thomas Werts, Robert Werts and Lewis Werts. Burial was in Silverstreet Lutheran Church cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 11/14/2012

Hutchinson, Margaret see Margaret Hutchinson SCHUMPERT, Newberry Observer 12/19/2012

Ivey, Jerri Sue see Jerri Sue Ivey Davis JULIAN, Newberry Observer 11/26/2012

Jackson, Azalee see Azalee Jackson DOMINICK, Newberry Observer 1/4/2012

Jackson, Claudie “Marcus” Jr., affectionately known as Marcus, 60, of Irmo, died 8/12/2012 at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia. Born in Newberry County, he was the son of the late Claudie Jackson Sr. and the late Emma Dell Martin Jackson. He was a U. S. Army career retiree. His sister, Betty A. Toland, preceded him in death. Surviving are two brothers, Charles Jackson of Prosperity and Harold Jackson (Audrey) of Savannah, Ga.; two sisters, Mattie M. Brown of Prosperity and Deborah Jackson-Thomas of Washington, D.C.; one aunt, Ophelia Jackson of Newberry; one brother-in-law, Larry Toland of Prosperity; a very devoted niece, Cynthia A. Toland of Prosperity. Burial with military rites at Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Church. Wilson Funeral Home of Newberry. Newberry Observer 8/17/2012

Jackson, Mary see Mary Jackson WISE, Newberry Observer 12/5/2012

Jacobs, Ervin Jr. died of cancer on March 19, 2012 at his home. He was the youngest of three children born to the late Ervin Jacobs and Emma Jacobs Ware, Oct. 14, 1929, in Thomasville, N.C. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He was survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Pearlie Mae Jacobs, three children, Eugene Jacobs (Felicia) of Simpsonville, Cynthia Lois Tolbert (DeWitt) of Randolph, Mass. and Mary Denise Monroe (Donald) of Huntsville, Ala.; six grandchildren, Tyniqua, Donald III (Allyson), Imani, NiKeya, Devon, Dionne and two great-grandchildren ZeShaun and Jaden, also survive him. The burial was at Sims Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery (Whitmire). F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home Inc. Newberry Observer 3/23/2012

Johnson, Betty VonBeck 92, of Oak Island, NC died May 21, 2012. Betty was born in East Orange, N.J. on Nov. 19, 1919, the only daughter of the late Ethel Rake Chase and George Lawrence Christian Archibald vonBeck. Betty is predeceased by her grandson Bobby James of Oak Island. She is survived by her five children Eddie Johnson of Las Vegas, Nev., Carol Buckwalter (David) of Columbia, Dianne Bradley of Jacksonville, Fla., Laura Holzbaur of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Chace Johnson of Oak Island; her seven grandchildren, Tom Johnson of Arcata, Calif., Dianne Johnson of Las Vegas, Nev., Eric James of Columbia, Christopher Holzbaur of Winston-Salem, N.C., Shannon Lindsay of Newberry, Alfie Hipps of Columbia, and Amy Sizemore of Hobe Sound, Fla.; and her five great grandchildren Drew Johnson of Newton, N.C., Grace Lindsay of Newberry, Bryson Hipps of Columbia, Bobby, and soon to be Michael Sizemore (due in June) of Hobe Sound, Fla. Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 (910) 791-9099, Newberry Observer 5/28/2012

Johnson, Mary Alice see Mary Alice Sligh JOHNSON, Newberry Observer 10/24/2012

Jones, Carven Jr. age 65, died March 28, 2012 at Dorn VA Hospital. Born in Newberry, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Carven Jones Sr. and the late Willie Mae Butler Jones. Mr. Jones was a Vietnam veteran and a life time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving were his daughter, Trina Shippy Brown (Jacob) of Columbia; sister, Gussie Lee Jones of Newberry; brothers, Billy Jones (Patricia) of Newberry; Raymond Jerome Jones (Mildred) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Robert Lee Jones of Newberry; nephew, Billy D. Jones Jr.; niece, Lashunda Wright and special daughter, Contessia Shippy. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. Newberry Observer 4/2/2012

Jones, Edgar David 81, died March 7, 2012, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born on August 4, 1930, in Ninety Six SC, he was a son of the late Joe Jones and Modena Conyers Flessas. He was a former member of the S.C. National Guard. He was survived by his wife, Betty Moore Jones; a son, Danny (Donna) Jones of Prosperity; a daughter, Sherrie (Victor) Holland of Prosperity; sisters, Bonnie Amick of Chapin and Shirley (Joel) Perry of Pomaria; grandchildren, Jessica (Derrick) Milligan, Morgan (Kenny) Hallman, Melissa Jones Cumbie and Ian Stierwalt and great-grandchildren, Zachary, Haleigh and Taylor Cumbie. Burial in the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 3/10/2012

Julian, Jerri Sue Ivey Davis 68, died Nov. 24, 2012, at her residence. Born on Aug. 1, 1944, in Dallas, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Aubrey Jack and Mildred Peck Ivey. She was survived by her husband, James B. Julian; a son, Warren Davis; daughters, Dawn E. Graham and Tracie Bishop; grandchildren, Chloe Epting and Elisha Bishop. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Newberry Observer 11/26/2012

 

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