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Mabel Phillips
Mabel B. Phillips, 85, of Newberry, widow of W. P. Phillips, Jr., died November 18, 2006. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Boyce and Lillian Warren Bell. She was retired from Newberry Inn – Best Western.

Surviving are sons, Ronnie L. Caldwell and Robert W. Phillips both of Newberry and Roy E. Caldwell of Silverstreet; a grandson with which she lived, Philip Cockrell; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Roxie P. Cockrell.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Beebe, 181 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070.

Billy Pollard
ANDERSON - Graveside services for Billy Max Pollard, 71, of the Richard M. Campbell Veteran's Nursing Home, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Rosemont Cemetery. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, is in charge.

Mr. Pollard died January 15, 2002. Born in Birmingham, Ala., he was a son of the late Max and Carrie Smith Pollard. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired textile engraver. Surviving is a brother, Randolph Pollard of Easley.

Bernice Price
NEWBERRY - Services for Bernice Perry Price, 78, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Summer Memorial Lutheran Church with interment in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation is 6-7:30 this evening at Whitaker Funeral Home.

Mrs. Price, wife of Grady F. Price, died Tuesday. Born in Saluda Co., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Rhoda Berry Perry. She was a member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church.

Surviving are husband; daughter, Millie Livingston of Newberry; son, G. Milton Price of Newberry; granddaughters, Melissa Price, Amanda Price; sister, Henrietta Park of Saluda. She was predeceased by a brother, S.B. Perry.

Carrie Pollard
GREENVILLE - Graveside services for Carrie Smith Pollard, 91, formerly of 504 Townes St., will be held at 2 p.m. today in Rosemont Cemetery. Whitaker Funeral Home is in charge. Notes to the family may be sent via email at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com.

Mrs. Pollard, widow of Max Pollard, died April 5, 2001. Born in Saluda County, she was a daughter of the late Jeff and Ludie Rinehart Smith. She retired from Stone Manufactory Company and was a member of Triune United Methodist Church.  Surviving are sons, Randolph Pollard, of Easley and Billy Pollard, of Anderson; sister, Mary Miller, of Newberry.

Eva Pitts
LITTLE MOUNTAIN - Services for Eva M. Pitts, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Lower Mt. Olive AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. F.B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home is in charge.

Mrs. Pitts, widow of Cecil Pitts, died May 21, 2001. Born in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Lottie Davenport Mayers.

Surviving are daughters, Margaret and Rebecca Pitts, Theresa Rikard, Jessie Bates, Lottie Wallace; sons, Paul, Lamont and Rayford Pitts, Cleophus Bates; sister, Arneatha Toland; 36 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.

Grady Price
NEWBERRY - Grady F. Price, 90, formerly of 1309 Ebenezer Road, Newberry, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at the J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

Mr. Price was born on October 27, 1912, in Columbia, the son of the late Lester F. and Beulah Dennis Price. He was a graduate of Newberry College, Class of 1933, and was an U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church Men and the Newberry Historical Society. He retired from the Kendall Company, Mollohon Plant, with over forty years of service.

Mr. Price is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Millie and Phillip Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Milton and Norma Lavender Price; a brother, Lewis E. Price; two grandchildren, Melissa Price and Amanda Price all of Newberry. He was predeceased by his wife, Bernice Perry Price, two brothers, Irby L. Price and Jason O. Price.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Friday at Summer Memorial Lutheran Church by the Rev. Brett Collins. Interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Price, 1019 Wallace Drive, Newberry.

Memorials may be made to Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, PO Box 131, Newberry, SC 29108, to J. F. Hawkins Resident's Fund, 1330 Kinard St. Newberry, SC 29108 or to Newberry College, 2100 College St. Newberry, SC 29108.

Messages to the family may be sent via email to notes@whitaker funeralhome.com. The Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College St., Newberry, SC, is assisting the family.

Charles Pruitt
NEWBERRY - Charles P. "Chief" Pruitt, 79, of 1241 Clarkson Ave., Newberry, died Thursday, January 22, 2004, at his residence.

Mr. Pruitt was a native of Williamston. He was born on February 26, 1924, but a resident of Newberry since the age of one. He was the son of the late Jack S. and Caroline Elizabeth Koon Pruitt. He was an Army Air Corp veteran of W.W. II. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer where he participated in the church choir.

Mr. Pruitt graduated from Newberry College in 1950. He taught at York High School from 1950 until 1956. In 1956, he returned to Newberry to establish the wind and percussion division of the Newberry College Music Department. He directed the concert and marching bands. The Newberry College Jazz Ensemble, originally called the College "N" Orchestra, was organized in 1957, one of the first of its kind in the Southeast. He also established the first South Carolina All-State High School Jazz Festival, which convenes annually. While serving as President of the South Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Jazz Educators, he established the All-State High School Jazz Ensemble, made up of high school students who audition for a chair in the ensemble.

Mr. Pruitt was named one of the Outstanding Jazz Educators in the nations in 1975 by the National Association of Jazz Educators and, in 1986, was named the Outstanding Jazz Educator of South Carolina by the South Carolina Jazz Educators Association. In the summer of 1975, he established the first Jazz Workshop in South Carolina supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the South Carolina Arts Commission, and Newberry College.

Mr. Pruitt established the Summer Marching Band Camp program at Newberry College with four to five hundred band students participating from high schools over the state. He was awarded the Professor of the Year Award in 1972 by the Newberry College Alumni Association.

Mr. Pruitt was a full-time member of the faculty of Newberry College for 32 years and served as Chairman of the Music Department from 1984-1988. In 1988, the bandroom was named The Charles P. Pruitt Rehearsal Hall.

Mr. Pruitt was an honorary member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America and, before retiring, was the advisor for the local chapter of Phi Mu Alpha.

His personal performing experiences have been primarily in the jazz field playing with the bands of Billy Butterfield, Johnny Long, and Les Elgert, and recording with the Charlie Spivak Orchestra.

For 35 years, Mr. Pruitt was Bandmaster of the 246th Army Band of the South Carolina National Guard, reaching the rank of Chief Warrant Officer before his retirement in1984. In 1988, the newly constructed 246th Army Band Facility at the National Guard Headquarters in Columbia was named in his honor. He was a charter member of the 519th and 520th Army Air Force Bands, the National Guard Associations, the National Association of College Band Directors, and the National Association of Jazz Educators. He is listed in Who's Who in Music in the South and Southeast.

He is survived by a niece, Jennifer Hass of Raleigh; two nephews, Kenneth Pruitt Jr. of Seneca and Lee McHugh of Tallahassee, Fla.; one great niece, Erin Pruitt; and three great-nephews, Glenn Hass, Kenneth Pruitt III, and Landrum Pruitt. He was predeceased by a sister, Sybil Pruitt, and a brother-in-law, Carl McHugh.

Funeral services for Charles P. Pruitt will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer by the Rev. Steven Counts. The family will go to the Newberry College Music Building to receive friends following the funeral service.

Memorials may be made to Newberry College Music Department, 2100 College St., Newberry SC 29108. 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.

Alma Price
NEWBERRY - Services for Alma Merchant Price, 79, of 5061 Mt. Bethel Garmany Rd., will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Newberry Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with burial in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Newberry Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1701 Main St., Newberry, SC 29108. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is in charge.

Mrs. Price, widow of Charles William Price, died Monday at her residence. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Henry Wingard and Alma Alberta Cook Merchant. She was a member of Newberry Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, the Elizabeth Shealy Sunday School class, and Circle No. 4. She was also a member of Mt. Bethel Home Demonstration Club.

Surviving are her son, C. Wingard Price of Newberry; daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Folk of Newberry; sisters, Annie Laura Bowers of Prosperity, Carolyn Epps of Newberry; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Gloria Parks
NEWBERRY - Gloria Abrams Parks, 100, formerly of Newberry died Friday April 9, 2004 in Memphis TN. Mrs. Parks was a retired 5th grade school teacher. She was a graduate of Newberry College and she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Newberry.  Mrs. Parks is survived by two daughters, Doris P. Williams and Gloria P Watts; one sister, Sara Runnion; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Saturday in Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church, 1020 Boundary St., Newberry, SC 29108 or to a charity of one's choice. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry is assisting the family.

Ygenia Pitts
NEWBERRY - Services for Ygenia Robinson Pitts, 83, will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Belmont Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge.

Mrs. Pitts died Tuesday. Born in Newberry Co., she was a daughter of the late Rev. James Porterfield Robinson and Carrie Wilson Robinson. She was predeceased by her husband, Pink Pitts.

Surviving are her daughter, Johnnie Mae McKinley; grandchildren, Lavon, Wygenia Pollock; great granddaughter, Gabrielle Pollock; sister, Mary Eigner, all of Detroit; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Lola Price
CHARLOTTE - Services for Lola Floyd Price, 97, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, with burial in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Price, widow of John C. Price, died Friday. Born in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late John S. Floyd Sr.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Robert McDonald of Charlotte; granddaughter and husband, Leigh and Gordon Gregoraschuk of Charlotte; great-grandson, John Robert Gregoraschuk of Charlotte.

Capt. August Pitner - contributed by Kim Baxley
Capt. August Pitner, a prominent educator died at Newberry, S.C., yesterday, aged 67 years.  He was a member of Gen. Robert E. Lee's staff and was his personal guardian. 

Ethel Pressley
NEWBERRY - Services for Ethel Ford Pressley, 93, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Wilson Funeral Home with burial in Hannah AME Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Pressley died February 7, 2002. Born in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Channie Gallman Ford. She was a member of Hannah AME Church and Women's Aid Society #61.  Surviving are sister, Margaret Sanders of the home; brother, Andrew Ford of Cincinnati; nieces; nephews; cousins.

Sara Summer Paysinger
McCormick, Jan 22 - The death of Mrs. R. L. Paysinger of Newberry here Sunday morning was a distinct shock to the town and community. Mrs. Paysinger was 36 years of age and the wife of R. L. Paysinger, a prominent citizen of Newberry County. Mrs. Paysinger came to McCormick several days ago to be with and nurse her sister, Mrs. W. C. Carter, who died just two days prior to Mrs. Paysinger. Mrs. Paysinger was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Summer of Newberry and is survived by her parents, her husband and two small daughters, and the following brothers and sisters: Misses Allathe Summer and Ola Summer both of Newberry, and LeRoy Summer, Tom Summer, Calude Summer, Homer Summer, Elton Summer and Frank Summer. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Colony Lutheran church in Newberry County Monday.
 
Dr. Harriett Pinner
PEAK - Services for Dr. Harriett Ellen Eidson Pinner, 80, of 400 River St., will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-6 this evening at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, Newberry. Memorials may be made to Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, Peak, or to the charity of one's choice.

Dr. Pinner, widow of Dr. Carroll A. Pinner Jr., died Thursday, August 22, 2002 in Richland Memorial Hospital. Born in Union County, she was a daughter of the late Allan Duncan and Ellen Harlee Eidson. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and taught biology at Berneau College prior to attending the Medical University of South Carolina. She enjoyed 40 years of serving the medical needs of Peak and surrounding areas.

Surviving are sons, Dr. Carroll A. Pinner III and George Michael Pinner, both of Peak; daughters, Mary Ellen Bowers of Savannah, Judith Baskins of Peak and Dr. Laura West of Atlanta; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

William Peterson
William Peterson of this District departed this life at his residence 23rd October 1866 (cemetery records indicate he died on the 22nd) at the advanced age of 86 years. He suffered only a brief illness, which consisted more of the wasting inroads of advancing years than any pathological disorder. Mr. Peterson was born in Newberry District , lived in it all his life and how his mortal remains rest beneath the old oak tree he planted himself in early life. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
He raised and succeeded in educating a large family of children, to whom he was always devotedly attached. He was a good and useful citizen, an indulgent husband and father and a consistent Christian man.
Shortly after the death of Mr. Peterson, his aged partner Nancy Peterson, left the old homestead and went to spend her few remaining days with her son Hiram Peterson, in Laurens District. She enjoyed usual health until about the first of January when she was attacked with a disease of pulmonic nature which terminated her life on the 11th day of that month.
She was a member of the Baptist church and faithful in its precepts, zealous in its causes and like her husband, fell asleep in her faith Her remains were brought back to the old family grave yard and deposited beside her husband on 13 January 1869.

Llewellyn Pinner
PEAK - Services for Llewellyn Pinner, 83, of 830 Church St., will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, with burial in Peak Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7:30 tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, which is in charge. The family suggests that those desiring may make memorials to the American Red Cross, 2624 Main St., Newberry, SC 29108 or Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 168, Peak, SC 29122.

Ms. Pinner died Saturday. Born in Peak, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Carroll A. Pinner Sr. and Mrs. Rosalie Suber Pinner. She was a graduate of the Women's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a retired teacher of Columbia public schools, and a member of Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Harriet Pinner McIntosh of Sumter; nieces and nephews, Dr. Carroll A. Pinner III, Mrs. Mary Ellen (Mimi) Bowers, Mrs. Judith Pinner Baskins, George Michael Pinner, all of Peak, Dr. Laura Pinner West of Atlanta, Mrs. Alice McIntosh Spann of Murrells Inlet, Mrs. Janice McIntosh Crosby of Huntsville, Ala.

Augustus P. Pifer
Newberry, May 19 - A gloom was cast over the city this morning by the announcement of the sudden death of Capt. A. P. Pifer at his residence on Adams street, this city, some time during the night. Capt. Pifer was on the street yesterday as usual, going to his home early in the evening, and after partaking of a light supper and chatting pleasantly with his family retired about 9:30 o'clock. His room adjoins that of Mrs. Pifer and during the night no sound or complaint was heard from his room, but on being called from breakfast about 8 o'clock was fund cold in death. It is supposed that he had died about 12 o'clock during the night. Capt. Pifer had been a sufferer for many years from heart trouble, but his health was thought to have somewhat improved lately.
Capt. Pifer was born in Frederick county, Va., June 3, 1839, and was thoroughly educated in his native State. He came to Newberry and at the outbreak of the war was a teacher or professor in Newberry college. After Virginia seceded he returned to that State and entered the service of the Confederacy and was appointed by Gen. Lee commander of his body guard with the rank of captain, which he was holding at the close of the war. After the war he returned to Newberry, having been elected professor in the college. He remained with the college some time and after its removal to Walhalla he taught a boys' school for awhile, and was then elected by the board of trustees principal of the Newberry femal academy, which institution he conducted with great success until 1888, when he resigned. He then returned to Virginia and lived for a few years, after which he came back to Newberry and devoted his time to the insurance business, being for several years general agent of the Pacific Mutual Insurance company, which position he resigned a few months ago on account of his failing health.
Capt. Pifer was a good citizen and his friends were numerous. He was a Mason and his remains will be buried Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock with Masonic honors in Rosemont cemetery. He leaves a widow, who was a Miss Fair, and one son, Mr. D. Fair Pifer.

Eva Minick Pugh
PROSPERITY - Services for Eva Minick Pugh, 95, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel with burial in Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Cannon's Creek-Prosperity Church, 14417 C.R. Koon Highway, Newberry, SC 29108 or to Prosperity Cemetery c/o Linda Counts, 212 Brown St., Prosperity, 29127.
Mrs. Pugh, widow of A.P. Pugh, died March 12, 2002. Born in Prosperity, she was a daughter of George Andrew and Emma Hawkins Minick. She was a member of Cannon's Creek-Prosperity ARP Church.
Surviving are sons, Andrew J. Pugh of Prosperity and Thomas B. Pugh of Edgefield; daughters, Elizabeth P. Sauer of Ontario, Canada, and Clara P. Barnhardt of Newport News, Va.; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Thomas Harrington Pope Jr.
NEWBERRY - Services for Thomas Harrington Pope Jr., 86, of 1700 Boundary St., will be held at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, August 25, 1999) at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1605 Main St. in Newberry. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Hunter Kennedy III, Thomas Harrington Pope Kennedy, William Harrington Pope, Gary Tusten Pope Jr., Joseph Walter Hudgens, and James Thomas Johnson. The family will be at the residence. Whitaker Funeral Home is in charge. Memorials may be sent to the Newberry Opera House Foundation, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry 29108 or the Thomas H. Pope Professorship at the University of S.C. School of Law, Columbia 29208.

Mr. Pope died Monday, August 23, 1999 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born July 28, 1913 at Kinards in Newberry Co., he was a son of Thomas Harrington Pope MD and Marie Gary Pope. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate from The Citadel, A.B., 1935, and earned an LL.B. degree from the University of S.C. in 1938. He was admitted to the Bar in 1938 and practiced law in Newberry for more than 57 years. He was the senior member of the law firm of Pope and Hudgens, P.A. During his distinguished career, Pope served as President of the Newberry Co. Bar Association, as special Circuit Judge, and as a member of the S.C. Judicial Council. He was elected President of the S.C. Bar Association in 1964 and received the DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award from the S.C. Bar Foundation in 1983. Prior to World War II, he represented Newberry Co., in the House of Representatives, 1937-1940. He returned from military service and was again elected to the House of Representatives, 1946-1950. In 1949 and 1950, he served as Speaker of the House. In 1950, he was a candidate for Governor. During World War II, he served his nation with valor. He was a Captain in the S.C. National Guard and organized Battery H, Third Battalion, 263rd CA Regiment. This unit was redesignated Battery C, 107th Separate Coast Artillery Battalion and was mustered into active duty in February 1941. The unit was sent to North Africa in November 1942 under his command. Pope received a battlefield promotion from General George Patton to Lieutenant Colonel, and he was awarded a number of medals for his service. He separated from active duty with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on December 17, 1945, and he retired from the S.C. National Guard as Brigadier General in 1957. In honor of him and the unit he commanded during World War II, the new Newberry National Guard Armory was named in his honor in 1982.

Pope was an active member of the S.C. Archives and History Commission, a member of the TriCentennial Commission in 1970, and an officer in the S.C. Historical Society and the University Caroliniana Society. He also served as President of the Newberry County Historical Society. He was the author of the two-volume work, "The History of Newberry County," published by the University of S.C. Press. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Newberry Federal Savings Bank and as a Director of the Newberry Opera House Foundation. He was also a member of the Pine Tree Hunt Club, the Cotillion and the Centurian Society. He was a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons in S.C. and was past Master of Amity Masonic Lodge #87. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Omicron Delta Kappa. He served a four-year term on the S.C. Ports Authority and was Chairman of the S.C. Democratic Party in 1960. He served as a Trustee of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. 1966-1970 and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Newberry College, 1966-1975. He served on the Citadel Board of Visitors for a number of years. He received LL.D. degrees from Newberry College in 1969 and from The Citadel in 1977. Newberry College awarded him the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award in 1976. The University of S.C. presented him with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 1993. Pope was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the S.C. Bar Foundation of the American Law Institute. For many years, he was Chairman of the Memory Hold the Door Committee of the S.C. Bar. He was a long-time member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Newberry.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Waties Lumpkin; children, Mary Waties Pope Kennedy of Columbia, Thomas Harrington Pope III of Newberry, Gary Tusten Pope of Chapin; grandchildren, Robert Hunter Kennedy III, Thomas Harrington Pope Kennedy, Mary Sumter Waties Pope Kennedy, William Harrington Pope, Jane Brooks Marshall Pope, Helen Harrington Pope, Gary Tusten Pope Jr., Elizabeth Christian Pope, Ann Stelling Pope.

George W. Pearson
Newberry, Feb. 15 - George W. Pearson died at his home in this city this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the age of 83 years after a short illness, leaving a wife, who was a daughter of the late Thomas Blease of Edgefield county, and four daughters, Mrs. Annie Oxner of Clinton, Mrs. C. F. Hart of Union, Mrs. A. B. Harmon of Columbia and Miss Mamie Pearson of Newberry. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock and the interment will be in Rosemont cemetery. Mr. Pearson was a veteran of the Confederate army and a member of James D. Nance camp of Newberry.

George O. Porter
NEWBERRY -- Services for George O. Porter, 81, of 2040 Mower St. will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, with burial at 2 p.m. in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Mr. Porter died Monday, July 24, 1995. Born in Liberty, he was a son of the late Edward O. and Olive Billingsley Porter. He was a retired general superintendent of the Mollohon and Oakland Plants of Kendall Company. He was past president of the Newberry Lions Club and Newberry Country Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Newberry.
Surviving are his wife, Louise Neal Porter; a son, Neal Porter of Charlotte; sisters, Anna Culbertson of Greenwood and Joette Juhl of Greenville; brothers, J.C. Porter of Chappells, Wallace Porter of Kingsport, Tenn., and Billy Porter of Greenwood; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Warren Green Peterson
While a community was prepared for the announcement of the death of Warren G. Peterson, still it cast a shadow of gloom over the city Wednesday morning when the news spread that this faithful citizen had died Tuesday at 9 o'clock.  Mr. Peterson was in his 79th year.  He had been in ill health for two or three years and was taken worse last Sunday a week ago.  He was a gallant old Condederate Veteran, member of the James D. Nance Camp and while in good health and activity always displayed his usual enthusiasm when attending the reunions fo his former comrades, especially the exercises on Memorial Day, where seemingly on those occasions to be in 'his element'.  He loved the 'old cause', which was dear to his heart and delighted in cherishing the glorified memories of the 'old fighting days'.

Mr. Peterson was a familiar figure in Newberry, well known throughout the county.  The people respected him.  Among other things they respected him for his walk in two ways-his walk was upright and he walked with a limp.  The people in a very high degree respected the limping walk, because they knew it was caused by wounds on the bloody fields of the old confederacy.

Only 16 years old, Warren Peterson went to war, to serve his God, his country and his home.  He was to act throughout the service.  Wounds could not keep him out of the struggle.  He kept away from the battle until the wounds healed.  He was wounded five times, twice seriously.  The two serious wounds received at the Wilderness fight and at Gettysburg, both in the same place, shot in the hip.  That was one of the coincidences of the war.  Shot in the hip during one battle and after expiration of furlough at home, returned to war and shot in the same hip in another battle.  Young Warren Peterson proved himself a valiant soldier.  After the war he took up the battle of life at home and made a brave fight.  For some years before moving to the city he was Magistrate in No. 7 Township where he was called Judge Peterson and the title 'Judge' clung to him the balance of his life.  He lived a long and useful life in Newberry where he was the official weather reporter for about 30 years and for about 16 years he served as one of the RFD carriers from the post office, father - John A. - and son both being in the same service.  For some years Mr. Peterson was also chairman of the Newberry County Pension Board.  In all these various capacities he exercised the same loyalty and devotion in duty and he stuck to his work until ill health forced him to give it up.  He had to give it up but he gave it up with deep sighs of regret.  He loved his work and hated to be a 'quitter'.  For a number of years he was also chief of police of Newberry.

Mr. Peterson was married three times.  His first wife was Miss Elizabeth Stewart.  His second was Miss Jeanie Abrams and his third wife was Miss Lula Waters.  He was survived by his third wife and by the following children:  W. S. Peterson, president of the Business College in Greenwood; Miss Mary Peterson and John A. and O. H. Peterson of the first marriage and Misses Elise and Sue Ella Peterson, daughter of the third marriage.  Burial, which was larely attended, was in Rosemont Cemetery.  Services were by his pastor, Rev. E. V. Babb.  Mr Peterson was a consitent member of the First Baptist Church of Newberry.  The following acted as pallbearers;  H. D. Whitaker, J. D. Wicker, J. A. Burton, I. H. Hunt, M. M. Satterwhite, E. S. Blease, R. C. Berry, Floyd Bradley.

Mary Pope - contributed by Joy Cornwell
NEWBERRY - Mary Waties Lumpkin Pope, wife of the late Thomas Harrington Pope, Jr. of Newberry, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008. She was born December 6, 1917 in Columbia, the daughter of the late Alva Moore Lumpkin and Mary Sumter Thomas Lumpkin. She was a graduate of Mary Baldwin College. Upon her marriage, January 3, 1940, she moved to Newberry. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Newberry, with interment immediately following in Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrington Pope, III, 1228 Walnut St., Newberry.

Mrs. Pope was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and served on the Altar Guild. She was a member of The Assembly, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and the Junior League of Columbia. She had formerly been an active member of the Palmetto Garden Club, the Pine Tree Hunt Club, the Huguenot Society of SC, the South Caroliniana Society, the South Carolina Historical Society, and the Governor's Mansion Foundation.

She is survived by her children, Mary Waties Pope Kennedy and husband, Robert Hunter Kennedy, Jr., of Columbia, Thomas Harrington Pope, III and wife, Adele Jeffords Pope, of Newberry, Gary Tusten Pope and wife, Margaret Christian Pope, of Columbia. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Robert Hunter Kennedy, III and wife, Margaret Brett Kennedy, Thomas Harrington Pope Kennedy and wife, Ashley Bell Kennedy, Mary Sumter Waties Kennedy Allen and husband, Charles Robertson Allen, II, William Harrington Pope and wife, Erin McCormick Pope, Jane Brooks Marshall Pope, Helen Harrington Pope, Gary Tusten Pope, Jr., Elizabeth Christian Pope and Ann Stelling Pope. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Sampson Pope Kennedy and Charles Robertson Allen, III, and by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Alva Moore (Willodene Rion) Lumpkin, Jr. She was predeceased by her brother, Alva Moore Lumpkin, Jr. and sister, Caroline Lumpkin. The family expresses its thanks, particularly to caregivers Mildred Wise, Mary Harmon and Shirley Robinson, to Dr. Oscar Lovelace and his staff, and to the staff at Springfield Place.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1605 Main St., Newberry, SC 29108 or to the Newberry Opera House Foundation, 1201 McKibben 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. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths

Mrs. Sallie Pope
Newberry, Dec. 12 – Mrs. Sallie Fair Pope died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Johnstone, this afternoon at 3 o'clock. She had been in feeble health for some time.

Mrs. Pope was the daughter of the late Simeon Fair of Newberry. She was married in 1862 to William Drayton Rutherford of the Third South Carolina regiment of infantry, who became colonel of the regiment when Col. James d. Nance was killed in battle, and Colonel Rutherford was himself killed in battle at Strasburg, Va., October 13, 1864. Some years later Mrs. Rutherford became the wife of Y. J. Pope, who became attorney general of the state and afterwards chief justice, in which office he served until his death. Mrs. Pope is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Kate Rutherford Johnstone and Mrs. Neville Pope Blackshear, wife of Dr. Everard Blackshear of Georgia, an officer in the United States army.

The funeral service will be at Rosemont cemetery tomorrow afternoon, the procession leaving the home at 3:30 o'clock.

Myrle Purcell
NEWBERRY - Services for Myrle Hill Purcell, of 10 Pool Drive, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2002 at Aveleigh Presbyterian Church with burial in Rosemont Cemetery. The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, 1211 Calhoun St., Newberry, SC 29108 or to Tri-County Hospice, 1400 Camillia Ave., Newberry, SC 29108.

Mrs. Purcell, widow of Keitt Purcell, died May 21, 2002. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth Benjamin and Lucile Barnes Hill. She attended Sumter County public schools, Blue Mountain College in Ripley, Miss. and graduated from Judson's Women's College in Marion, Ala. Prior to her marriage she had been employed as a social worker in Winnsboro. A member of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church for 50 years, she had been a former member of the choir, active in Presbyterian women and Circle No. 2. She had been selected as a recipient of the Honorary Lifetime Member of Presbyterian Women. She had a life long interest in the preservation of historic properties and had spent several years in the meticulous restoration of the Boulware property on SC Highway 395, one of the oldest frame houses in Newberry County.

Surviving are daughters and son-in-law, Cile and Dick Hursey of Charleston, Julia Myrle Purcell of Columbia; son and daughter-in-law, Trent and Vonnie Purcell of Newberry; grandchildren, T.K. and Leeann Purcell; sisters, Mrs. J.W. (Iris) Edens of Sumter, Mrs. Sam E. (Jennie) Owen of Columbia; brothers, Kenneth B. Hill of Camden, F. LeVerne Hill of Sumter.

James D. Pritchard Sr.
CHAPIN - Service for James D. Pritchard, Sr., 85, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Lutheran Church, Prosperity, with burial in Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, S.C. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church, 49 Macedonia Lutheran Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Mr. Pritchard, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music at USC, Columbia for 26 years, passed away after a long illness, Monday, December 5, 2005, in Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital. Born in Newberry, S.C., he was the son of the late Lera Koon Pritchard. Mr. Pritchard announced his retirement June 30, 1985, following 26 active years with the University of South Carolina. Mr. Pritchard's service was divided into three periods: first, as director of bands for 10 years; second, as professor of clarinet, saxophone, conducting, and woodwind ensembles for nine years; and third, when in 1978 he was appointed associate chairman in the Department of Music. He served in this position for his last seven years.

Mr. Pritchard's appointment as director of bands was preceded by study at Newberry College; director of music (band and chorus), Easley Public Schools for one year; four years performing with the U.S. Army Air Forces Band; three years of graduate study and professional performances at the Julliard School of Music, New York, and Berkshire Music Center, Lennox, MA; and 10 years as director of music, Sumter City Schools. He received Sumter's "Young Man of the Year Award" and served a two-year term as president of the S.C. Band Directors' Association and the S.C. Music Educators' Association.

Appointed USC's director of bands, July 1, 1959, he organized and introduced many "first" events at USC: the first High School Band Day which, under his direction, became an annual event at Carolina Stadium; the Carolina Coquettes, who received a standing ovation as they strutted on the field in their premiere performance with the Marching Gamecocks Band; the SC Summer Band Camp, which continues to be held annually; and the Carolina National Baton Twirling Institute.

Mr. Pritchard helped organize and direct the first Governor's Carolighting Ceremony at the State House, Nov. 26, 1967. The Carolighting has become an annual event. During the summer of 1968 he appeared as guest conductor of the University of Michigan Summer Symphony Band and later that year conducted the USC Band in a "Command Performance" for President Richard Nixon.

During the 1968 football season he introduced the Broadway hit "Step To The Rear and Let A Winner Lead The Way" by Elmer Bernstein. Some weeks later Coach Paul Dietzel wrote new words and Mr. Pritchard wrote a new arrangement of this music and it was introduced as the new Carolina Fight Song. "The Fighting Gamecocks Lead The Way" is now in its 37th years as the official "Fight Song."

In 1967 Mr. Pritchard was named chairman of a Rehearsal Hall Planning Committee which worked toward providing facilities large enough to increase the size of the USC Band. This hall was officially named "Fraser Hall" in a recital presented Oct. 31, 1971. At that time Dr. Arthur Fraser credited Mr. Pritchard as chiefly responsible for these facilities, built at a cost of $140,000.

In his second period of service, Mr. Pritchard assumed full-time teaching duties and continued performance activities as principal clarinetist in both the Columbia Philharmonic Orchestra and, for six years, the Columbia Lyric Opera Orchestra. He was also clarinetist in the USC Faculty Woodwind Quintet for six years and performed 52 in-school solo recitals for the S.C. Arts Commission. He served as assistant director of the Columbia Youth Orchestra and was conductor of that orchestra from 1973-75. In 1971 he was clarinet soloist with the Columbia Philharmonic Orchestra and with the University Orchestra.

Mr. Pritchard's third period of service began in 1978 when Dr. William Moody appointed him associate chairman. He has served as coordinator of undergraduate studies, coordinator of Directed Teaching in Music Education, and chairman of the music scholarship committee. Until 1982 he served as director of choirs at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, West Columbia, completing 20 years in this position. Mr. Pritchard was principal clarinetist in the Columbia Philharmonic Orchestra through 1982 after having been associated as a member of Columbia's Southern Symphony in 1946, and since 1950 as principal clarinetist with the Columbia Orchestras for all years except one leave of absence in 1968.

Surviving are his wife, Carrie Lee McSwain Pritchard; twin daughters, Agnes Beckham of Chapin, and Dr. Sally Wallace of Newberry; son, Jim Pritchard, Jr. of Grapevine, Texas; sister, Margaret Eargle of Columbia; eight grandchildren, four great-grandsons, and two great- granddaughters.

E. Lewis Price Sr.
NEWBERRY - E. Lewis Price Sr., 84, formerly of 1228 Jones St., Newberry, died Sunday, May 27, 2007, at the J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

Mr. Price was born on Nov. 6, 1922, in Newberry, a son of the late Lester F. and Beulah Dennis Price. He was an Army veteran of WWII, serving 33 months overseas with the 40th Division in the 164th and 222 Field Artillery Battalion in the South Pacific Guadalcanal, New Britain and Luzon, Panay and Los Negrous Invasions. After the war, he was sent to Korea before being released with the Army Occupational Troops. He retired from the Kendall Co., Mollohon Plant as parts manager after 36 years. And he retired from Newberry County as the delinquent tax collector.

He was a member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church where he was a former congregation council member and church treasurer. He was a former member of Moose Lodge #2211, American Legion Post #24, and was a life member of DAV Post #60.

He is survived by his son, Lewis "Lewie" Price Jr.; two grandchildren, Susannah Price and Brittany Price, all of Newberry; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred "Millie" Boozer Price, three brothers, Irby Price, Jason Price and Grady Price, a nephew and a niece.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Summer Memorial Lutheran Church by the Rev. Kathy Harris. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Visitation was Tuesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Summer Memorial Lutheran Church 1609 Milligan St., Newberry SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Phil Livingston, Milton Price, David Price, Michael Price, Robert Neel, T. Collier Neel and Neal McSwain. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Tiffner, Randy Jarmon, Tom Neel, Jim Lander, Jimmy Davenport, Bill Riley, Earl Rinehardt, Bobby Hawkins, Ray Wicker, Donnie Layton, Edward Lominick, Ben Stewart, Doug MacFarlane, Ed Rollins, Terry Wilbanks, Bobby Shealy, Tim Hunter, John Smith, Butch Price, Charles Hatch, Vernon Hawkins, Summer Memorial Lutheran Congregation Council and the staff of Whitaker Funeral Home.

Messages to the family may be sent via e-mail at notes@w h i t a k e r f u n e r a lhome.com. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, is assisting the family.

Millie Price
NEWBERRY - Mildred "Millie" Boozer Price, 81, formerly of 1228 Jones Street, Newberry, wife of E. Lewis Price, died Friday, June 16, 2006, in J.F. Hawkins Healthcare.

Mrs. Price was born September 30, 1924, in the Stoney Hill section of Newberry County, a daughter of the late James V. "Jim Bo" and Freddie Dawkins Boozer.

Mrs. Price was a retired nurse, having worked for Dr. E.G. Able for 21 years, Whitten Center for 15 years and Drs. Underwood, Epting, and Green until her retirement. She was a member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church and the Newberry Moose Lodge.

Mrs. Price is survived by her husband of Newberry; a son, E. Lewis "Lewie" Price, Jr. of Newberry; a sister and brother-in-law, Julia Fay and Billy McSwain of Prosperity; and two grandchildren, Susannah Price and Brittany Price.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday at Summer Memorial Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Whitaker Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1609 Milligan Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

Messages to the family may be sent via email at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com. Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College Street, Newberry, is assisting the family.
 
Judge Pope's Funeral is held at Newberry
Newberry, March 31 – The funeral services of former Chief Justice Y. J. Pope took place this afternoon, at 4 o'clock, in the First Baptist church, in the presence of a congregation that filled and overflowed the auditorium. The services, which were conducted by Rev. George A. Wright, his pastor, and Rev. M. L. Banks, pastor of Central Methodist church, were of an impressive character. It was a representative Newberry gathering, and one of the largest that was ever seen on a similar occasion in this town. There was a feeling of profound solemnity and sadness in the community at the passing away of one who had filled so large a part in the history of the county and State; who had been so often and so highly honored, and had worn his honors so worthily. The services were simple and the tribute paid to the dead was sincere. Forming an escort of honor from the residence to the church, and thence to Rosemont cemetery were: Justices and officers of the supreme court, officers of the First Baptist church, James D. Nance camp, United Confederate Veterans; trustees and faculty of Newberry college, members of the Newberry bar. The active pallbearers were: Wm. F. Ewart, Chas. A Bowman, Dr. T. H. Pope, Thos, H. Pope of Greenville, Robert P. Fair, J. Rutherford Fair, D. F. Pifer.

Among those from a distance attending the funeral of former Chief Justice Pope, this afternoon were: Chief Justice Ira B. Jones of Lancaster, Associate Justice Eugene B. Gary of Abbeville, C. M. Efird and J. Brooks Wingard of Lexington, and the following from Columbia: Dr. Harmon, Dr. Lipscomb, D. C. Ray, Prof. f. H. Colcock, Capt. Jennings, Dr. and Mrs. Thos. T. Moore, and Col. U. R. Brooks, clerk of the supreme court.

Lois Pitts
DENMARK - Services for Lois Nichols Pitts, 94, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2001, at Bethel Park United Methodist Church. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m., Monday, November 19, 2001, in Silverstreet Lutheran Church Cemetery in Silverstreet. The family will receive friends at Bethel Park United Methodist Fellowship Hall after the service Sunday. Mercer Funeral Home is in charge. Memorials may be made to Bethel Park United Methodist Church, Denmark, SC 29042, or Silverstreet Lutheran Church, Silverstreet, SC 29145.

Mrs. Pitts died November 16, 2001. Born in Silverstreet, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Mark Nichols and Elizabeth Blair Nichols. Mrs. Pitts was a 1928 graduate of Newberry College, and a member of Bethel Park United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Louise Matthews Circle of the United Methodist Women and the Pearson Fellowship Club. She enjoyed growing flowers, especially roses, and sharing them with friends.

Surviving are her husband, F.W. Pitts Jr. of Denmark; daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce Pitts Nobles of Columbia, Gayle P. and John Dowdle of Madison, N.C., Myrna P. and Jackson Bundy of Spartanburg; grandchildren, Elizabeth Nobles Powell, Jill Nobles Mechling, James W. Nobles, Johnny Dowdle, Mark Dowdle, Todd Dowdle, Amy Dowdle, Christopher J. Bundy, David Pitts Bundy; seven great grandchildren.

Fred Pitts Jr.
DENMARK - Services for Fred Werber Pitts Jr., 92, will be held at 3 p.m. today, January 29, 2002 at Bethel Park United Methodist Church in Denmark with visitation following in the Fellowship Hall. Burial will be in Silverstreet Lutheran Church Cemetery in Silverstreet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2002. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Mercer Funeral Home is in charge. Memorials may be made to Bethel Park United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 207, Denmark, SC 29042 or Silverstreet Lutheran Church, Silverstreet, SC 29145.

Mr. Pitts died January 27, 2002. Born in the Trinity Community in Newberry County, he was the son of late Fred W. Pitts Sr. and Olive Floyd Pitts. He was married to the late Lois Nichols Pitts for 70 years. After graduating from Silverstreet High School, Mr. Pitts attended Clemson College and played baseball for one season. Beginning January 1, 1930, Mr. Pitts worked for American Telephone and Telegraph Co. for 35 years, then for Southern Bell for seven years. A member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, he served as Life Member Club President of S.C. Chapter 61 in 1988-89. He was also a member of the Lions Club and Masonic Lodge 246, serving as chaplain of the Masonic Order from 1972 to 2002.

Mr. Pitts was a member of Bethel Park United Methodist Church where he participated in Methodist Men's Club and served as an usher. Among his interests were gardening, hunting, fishing and baseball and he also enjoyed cooking for family and friends.

Surviving are daughter, Joyce P. Nobles of Columbia; daughter and her husband, Gayle P. and John Dowdle of Madison, N.C. and daughter, Myrna P. Bundy and her husband, Jackson Bundy, of Spartanburg; grandchildren, Elizabeth Nobles Powell, Jill Nobles Mechling, James Werber Nobles, Johnny Dowdle, Mark Dowdle, Todd Dowdle, Amy Dowdle, Christopher J. Bundy, David Pitts Bundy and seven great-grandchildren.

Mary Paysinger
NEWBERRY - Funeral services for Mary Nell Paysinger, 90, will be conducted by The Rev. Jerry L. Trantham on Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 3 p.m. at Colony Lutheran Church, Newberry. Interment will follow in the church cemetery after which family members will receive friends in the church fellowship hall. Visitation will be held Saturday November 29, 2003 from 4-5 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

Miss Paysinger died on Friday, November 28, 2003, after a lengthy stay as a patient in the Nursing Center of the Lowman Home. She was a daughter of the late Jacob Robertson and Sara Summer Paysinger. Miss Paysinger was a graduate of Newberry High School and Newberry College. After college, she taught typing and other commercial subjects at Dillon High School, Dillon. Later, she worked in North Carolina with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. She returned to Newberry to become the Executive Secretary for Mr. William Tedford, who was CEO of the Mollohon Plant of Kendall Mills. She retired from this position, residing at 1710 Harrington Street, Newberry, prior to her admission to The Lowman Home.

During her able years, Miss Paysinger was an active member of Colony Lutheran Church, having served on several key committees and as an elected member of the Church Council. She enjoyed sewing, crewel and other similar activities resulting in many lovely creations. She was always ready and willing to share the responsibilities and enjoy the gatherings of her sister's family on any occasion.

She is survived by one niece and four nephews, Elizabeth F. Hawkins, Robert C. Fulmer, Karl E. Fulmer, Carol P. Fulmer and Harold M. Fulmer. She was predeceased by her only sibling, Elizabeth "Bessie" P. Fulmer. Memorials may be made to Colony Lutheran Church, 48 Colony Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Patricia Bedenbaugh Perkins
Easley - Patricia Bedenbaugh Perkins, 74, of 646 Little Pond Road, Easley, widow of Billy R. Perkins, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at her daughter's residence.

She was born on April, 30, 1933, in Newberry, a daughter of the late Julian M. and Ellen Ouzts Bedenbaugh. She was a former private care nurse and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Easley.

Mrs. Perkins is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Belinda and Tommy Bennett of Greenwood, Julia and Robert Taylor of Conway and Sandra and Mark Miller of Easley; two sons, Steve Perkins of Travelers Rest and Jeff Perkins of Greenwood; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday in the West End Cemetery in Newberry by the Rev. Eddie Caps.

Visitation will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry prior to the funeral service. Memorials may be made to Open Arms Hospice, St. Francis Hospital, One St. Francis Dr., Greenville, SC 29601. Messages to the family may be sent via e-mail at notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com.  Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, is assisting the family.

Dan Perry Sr.
NEWBERRY - Services for Dan G. Perry Sr., 70, are 2 p.m. Monday at Central Ave. Baptist Church, where he attended, with burial in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Visitation is 12:30-1:45 p.m. at the church. Whitaker Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Franklin, Tenn. to J.J. and Frances Davenport Perry, he died Jan. 30, 2004. Surviving: wife, Margie McMurtury Perry; four children; four siblings; seven grandchildren.

James Ray Perry - contributed by Donna Brummett
James R. "Big Jim" Perry, 56, died Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at his residence.

He was born on December 30, 1951 in Brady, Texas a son of Lena Mae and the late Marion Ray Perry. He was an employee of International Paper Company of Newberry.

Mr. Perry is survived by his wife, Ronda Bush Perry; his mother, Lena Mae Perry of Brady, Texas; a daughter, Julie (Kristopher) Davis of Columbia; a son, James Ray "Jamie" (Angela) Perry, Jr. of Silverstreet; a sister, Ann (Lemoine) Tedrow of Menard, Texas; nieces, Marlena Bush of Plato, Texas and Tonya Jo (Dicky) Garland of Newberry; nephew, Rustin Scott Bush of Dallas, Texas; brother-in-law, Charles (Gwen) Bush of Brady, Texas; grandchildren, James Ray "Jody" Perry, III and Wyatt Samuel Davis; and great nephew, Jacob Reid Garland.  He was predeceased by his great nephew, Caleb Ryan Bush.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday at Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Eddie Bledsoe. Interment was in Rosemont Cemetery, Springdale Section.  Visitation was from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at Whitaker Funeral Home. 
Active pallbearers were Mike Paquin, Larry Paquin, Anglo Paquin, Tom Burton, John Platts and Bill "Dance" Cosby. Honorary pallbearers will be Fidele Paquin and Raymond Costello.  The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, % Helen Beebe, 181 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070 or to Freedom Baptist Church, 2028 Mt. Bethel Garmany Rd., Newberry, SC 29108.

Harold Lewis Porter
NEWBERRY -- Harold Lewis Porter, 66, of 13291 C.R. Koon Highway died Jan. 10, 2000, in Providence Hospital in Columbia after a lengthy illness. 
A native of Lockhart, he was son of the late Fant and Josie Jones Porter. He was of the Presbyterian faith. He was a 1952 graduate of Lockhart High School and was a retired construction worker. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Revis Porter; three daughters, Patrice Porter of Union, Kenneth Shealy of Prosperity and Wanda Maddalena of Newberry; a son, Ronnie Porter of Newberry; a sister, Helen P. Ray of Columbia; a brother, Morris F. Porter of Columbia; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home in Union; and also from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home in Newberry. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Eddie Taylor. Burial will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Margaret Parr
Margaret Ravenel Ervin Parr, 64, of wife of David Boyd Parr, died Monday, December 3, 2007 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.  She was born on April 28, 1943 in Florence, a daughter of the late Evander McIver and Margaret Mansfield Ervin. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. She was a graduate of McClenaghan High School, and she attended Erskine College.
She is survived by her husband of the home, two daughters and sons-in-law; Ravenel and Robert Godbold of Darlington, and Mary Nance and Joshua Joseph of Newberry; a son and daughter-in-law; David Boyd and Nancy Blair Parr, Jr. of Columbia; three sisters; Ida E. Whitehead of Florence, Agnes E. Asman of Columbia, and Penn E. Grove of Knoxville, TN; and five grandchildren; Heather R. Godbold, Anna R. Godbold, Margaret R. Godbold, D. Boyd Parr, III, and Louis C. Parr.

Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer by the Rev. Caldwell Day. Interment was in Rosemont Cemetery.  Visitation did follow the burial at the Family Life Center at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. The family was at her residence.  In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, PO Box 382, Newberry, SC 29108; South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, in care of the Walker Foundation, 355 Cedar Springs Road, Spartanburg, SC 29302; Lupus Foundation of America, SC Chapter, PO Box 1427, Easley, SC 29641.
Active pallbearers were Jimmy Parr, Tim Parr, Bill Parr, Skip Parr, Pater Mansfield, Chip McGire, Van Whitehead and Michael Grove. Honorary pallbearers were Boyd Parr, Calhoun Parr, Homer Parr, Eddie Anderson, Otis Taylor, Fred Weir, Jake Ervin, Weave Whitehead, Edmund Whitehead, Ervin Grove, Meg Davis, Katrina Minick and Sharon Ringer.  The family would like to thank their relatives, friends, doctors, and the staff of Newberry County Memorial Hospital for their support and care during this brief illness. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Ruth Price
Ruth Clary Price, 85, widow of James Steven Price, died Tuesday, April, 22, 2003. Mrs. Price was born on August 9, 1917 in Newberry, a daughter of the late Matthew Wills and Eva Bouknight Clary. Mrs. Price was a Class of 1938 graduate of Newberry College and a member of the Newberry College Singers. She was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir for over 30 years. She retired from the South Carolina National Bank after 30 years of service.  Mrs. Price is survived by a twin sister, Ruby Clary Glenn of Greenwood; a daughter and son-in-law, Eve Price and Alan Powell of Columbia; a son and daughter-in-law, James Steven Price, Jr. and Shirley Chaples Price of Charleston; grandchildren, Paige White of Atlanta, Lauren Harris of Charlotte, Clary and Grayson Powell of Columbia, and Jeff Mackin of Port Orange, FL; nieces and nephews, Elaine and Joseph Verdol, and Dallas Glenn and families of Atlanta; Owen and Don Clary and families of Columbia, and Betsy Smith and family of Greenville; and great-grandsons Corey White and Caleb Harris. Mrs. Price is survived by the families of her deceased husband. She was predeceased by her brothers, Matthew Wilson Clary, Benjamin Owen Clary and James McVey Clary.  Funeral services for Ruth Clary Price will be conducted at 1:00 P. M. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Harmon. Interment will be in the Rosemont Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 P. M. at the Whitaker Funeral Home.  Memorial may be made to the First Baptist Church of Newberry, 807 Caldwell Street, Newberry, SC 29108. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Shirley Price
Shirley Ann Chaples Mackin "Sam" Price, wife of James Steven Price, residence, Charleston, SC.Entered into eternal rest the morning of December 12, 2006, The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. James Steven Price were invited to attend the funeral services of the latter at Bethel United Methodist Church Friday, December 15, 2006, at ten-thirty o'clock. Interment did take place at four o'clock in Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, SC. Friends did call at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel, Thursday between five and seven o'clock.  Ms. Mackin Price was born April 5, 1949, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of Edward Johnson Chaples and Irma Sartori Chaples. "Sam" was a graduate of The University of Florida. She retired as a Corporate Executive with Sears Roebuck and Company in Chicago, Orlando and Atlanta. She was a real estate broker in Atlanta. In Charleston, she was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, the Chancel Guild, the WOW Women's Sunday School Class and the coordinator of the Volunteers. She was the 2006 Winner of the Denman Evangelism Award for the State of South Carolina and was the Events coordinator for Miami Edison High School Class of 1967 Alumni.  She is survived by her husband of Charleston, SC; three children, Jefferey Bradford Mackin of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Paige Price White of Atlanta, GA, and Lauren Price Harris of Charlotte, NC; three sisters, Irene Chaples of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Phyllis Putnam of Orlando, FL, and Eve Price Powell of Columbia, SC; three grandchildren, Corey Steven White, Caleb Forrester Harris and Ava Jade Harris; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Her dynamic personality, her dedication to family, friends, church, and her creative and humanitarian efforts endeared her to many.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or Pet Helpers, 1430 Folly Road, James Island, SC 29412. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Everette Lewis Price, Jr.
Everette Lewis “Lewie” Price, Jr., 54, of Newberry, died Thursday, March 18, 2010 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Newberry, a son of the late E. Lewis, Sr. and Mildred “Millie” Boozer Price. Mr. Price had worked in law enforcement and was a member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church. He was an avid historian and participated in numerous Revolutionary War reenactments. He was also a talented craftsman, and enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends.  Mr. Price is survived by his two daughters, Susannah Price of Charleston and Brittany Price of Newberry and a granddaughter, Piper Bishop.  Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Sunday at Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. John Wertz.  The family is located at the residence of Brittany Price, 1408 Kate St., Newberry.  Memorials may be made to Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1609 Milligan St., Newberry, SC 29108.  Messages to the family may be sent via email to notes@whitakerfuneralhome.com.  Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Ollie Perry
Ollie Morris Perry, 83, of Newberry, formerly of 2444 S.C. Highway 395, Newberry, widow of Thomas B. Perry, died Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.  She was born on March 18, 1924 in the Stoney Hill Section of Newberry County, a daughter of the late John Vernon "Bud" and Leona Livingston Morris.  She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Perry is survived by a daughter, Lucy P. Moates of Pomaria; four sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald T. and Joan Perry of Newberry, Robert S. and Francelle Perry of West Columbia, James V. and Sara Perry of Chester, and Danny L. and Karen Perry of Mt. Pleasant; a sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Preston Kunkle of Newberry; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Michael Perry; a sister, Mary Kinard; and two brothers, Ned Morris and Richard Morris.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday at Bethany United Methodist Church. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  Visitation was from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 363 Bethany Road, Saluda, SC 29138.  Active pallbearers were her grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews.  (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Mittie Parr
Mittie Wise Bryan Parr, 86, widow of Henry Lakin Parr died Saturday, October 25, 2008.  Funeral services were conducted at 10 AM on Wednesday, October 29 at the Newberry Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1701 Main Street by Rev. Tony Locke with interment following in Rosemont Cemetery.  Born in Trenton, SC, on October 12, 1922, Mrs. Parr was the daughter of John William Bryan and Mary Morrison Hobson Bryan. After earning a BS in home economics from Winthrop College in 1943, she taught home economics and science for six years at Newberry High School. Following her marriage in 1948, Mrs. Parr joined the Newberry Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Elizabeth Shealy Fellowship Class and Circle #1. She chaired the building committee during the renovation of the church buildings. She served on the Board of the Newberry-Saluda Regional Library, including a period as chairman. She chaired the SC Farm Bureau State Women's committee and as a member of the board of SC Farm Bureau for 16 years. Mrs. Parr received SC Farm Bureau's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award in 1995. She also received the Master Homemaker Award from Clemson University and the Master Farm Family award from Progressive Farmer magazine.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Parr Whitesides and husband Dan of Charlotte, NC and her sons and daughters-in-law Henry Lakin Parr, Jr. and wife Lillian of Greenville, Boyd Hobson Parr and wife Cheryl and Calhoun Bryan Parr and wife Louise all of Newberry. She is also survived by ten grandchildren: Bryan Henry Parr of Washington, DC, Mary Boyd Whitesides of Charlotte, NC, Jonathan Boyd Parr and wife LeAnne of Cambridge, MA, Ruth Virginia Parr of San Francisco, CA, Daniel Bennett Whitesides of Charlotte, NC, Timothy Allen Parr of Newberry, Leona Elizabeth Parr of Clemson, SC, Henry Lakin Parr, III of Greenville, SC, Mittie Elaine Parr of Newberry, SC and Elizabeth Givens Parr of Greenville. In addition, she is survived by her sister, Alice Bryan McKelvie of Kings Mountain, NC.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her three brothers – Colgan Hobson Bryan, John Cannon Bryan, & George Jennings Bryan and by two of her sisters – Mary Virginia Bryan and Annie Sophie Bryan.  The family will be at the home of Boyd and Cheryl Parr, 21547 US Highway 76, Newberry, SC and will receive friends at Whitaker funeral home Tuesday evening 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Active Pallbearers were the grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Newberry ARP Church, 1701 Main St., Newberry, SC 29108; "Ag in the Classroom" SCFB, PO Box 754, Columbia, SC 29202-0754; or the Newberry County Library Foundation, 1300 Friend St., Newberry, SC 29108. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Henry Parr
Henry L. Parr, 79, of Newberry, died Saturday, February 7, 2004 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Parr was born in Newberry County on September 2, 1924, a son of the late Callie Boyd and Mary Nance Parr. He graduated from Clemson College with high honors in 1947. He interrupted his college education on December 8, 1942 to join the US Air Force and became a B-24 pilot during World War II. Mr. Parr founded Headspring Farm in Newberry County in 1950 and led the dairy farming operations of the farm for 45 years assisted by his sons Boyd and Calhoun for over 20 years. During the 1960's and 1970's, his Jersey herd was the top producing Jersey herd of over 200 cows in the nation. He led the development of growing alfalfa in upstate South Carolina. In 1959 he was named the outstanding South Carolina Young Farmer of the year. The Progressive Farmer Magazine recognized him and his family as a Master Farm Family in 1968. His other dairy farm honors include the South Carolina Dairy Leadership Award, the South Carolina Purebred Dairy Cattle Association Master Breeder Award and the South Carolina Jersey Cattle Club's Honors award. He was an active member of the South Carolina Farm Bureau serving as a state director for 32 years, a member of the South Carolina Farm Bureau Marketing Association Board, the Chairman of the Farm Bureau Land Use Committee, and the Farm Bureau Dairy Executive Committee, as well as president and board member of the Newberry County Farm Bureau. He was a charter member of the Bush River Young Farmers. Mr. Parr was a life long member of the Newberry Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and deacon and for 35 years as a teacher of the Olin Cannon Bible Class. Mr. Parr is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mittie Bryan Parr, a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Parr Whitesides and Dr. Daniel Whitesides of Charlotte, NC; three sons and daughters-in-law, Henry L. Parr, Jr. and Lillian Webb Parr of Greenville and Dr. Boyd H. Parr and Cheryl Brubaker Parr and Calhoun B. Parr and Louise Davis Parr all of Newberry; and grandchildren Mary Boyd and Daniel Bennett Whitesides of Charlotte, NC; Henry Lakin and Elizabeth Givens Parr of Greenville; Bryan Henry Parr of Arlington, VA; , Jonathan Boyd, Ruth Virginia, and Timothy Allen Parr of Newberry ; and Leona Elizabeth and Mittie Elaine Parr also of Newberry; and one brother David Boyd Parr of Newberry. He was predeceased by three brothers Callie Boyd Parr, Jr., James Nance Parr, and William Wilson Parr. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday at Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. Monday, February 9 at the Newberry Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church followed by burial in Rosemont Cemetery Memorials may be made to Newberry Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1701 Main Street, Newberry SC 29108 or Bonclarken ARP Assembly, 500 Pine Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731.  (contributed by Donna Brummett)

C. Wingard Price
C. Wingard Price, 62, of 5435 Mt. Bethel-Garmany Rd., Newberry, died Thursday, November 22, 2007 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 25, 1945 in Newberry, a son of the late Charles W. and Alma Merchant Price. He was a retired forester for Union Camp Paper Co. and was the owner of Price Poultry Farm. He had 21 years of service with the S. C. National Guard. He was a member of the Newberry Associate Reform Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and was a former Deacon.  Mr. Price is survived by his wife, Dorothy Sligh Price of Newberry; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Terry Wingard and Tara Price and Chuck Price and his girlfriend, Melanie Shealy all of Newberry; a sister and brother-in-law, Beth and Jimmy Folk of Newberry; and four grandchildren, Corey Price, Colin Price, Cassady Price, and Brittany Hill.  Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Tony Locke. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens.  The family was at his residence and did receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at Whitaker Funeral Home.  Active pallbearers were Mac Fulmer, Brian Sligh, Mike Ruff, Warren Epting, Mike Epps, Shawn Brown, and Chad Brown.  Memorials may be made to the Newberry Associate Reform Presbyterian Church, 1701 Main St., Newberry, SC 29108. (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Gladys W. Parsons
Gladys Walker Parsons, widow of James Hilton Parsons Jr., passed away on September 25, 2009.  She is survived by her three children and their spouses: Mr. and Mrs. James H. Parsons III of Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Parsons of Potomac, MD, and David and Lisa Parsons Herndon of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren and their spouses: Mr. and Mrs. Heyward Dunlap, Lindsay Parsons, James H. Parsons IV, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Parsons, Michael Parsons, Laura Herndon and Sarah Herndon; two great grandchildren: George and Claiborne Dunlap; two sisters: Mrs. Dorris Walker Reynolds and Dr. Robert and Iris Walker Prince; three sisters-in-law: Mrs. Doris Walker, Mrs. Jane Walker and Mrs Jeanette Walker; and many loving nieces and nephews.  A long-time resident of Prosperity, SC, Mrs. Parsons was an active member of Macedonia Lutheran Church, the Newberry Fine Arts Club, the Roadrunners Travel Club, the Lake Murray Power Squadron, and the Lake Murray Line Dancers.  Visitation will be Saturday evening at Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College St., Newberry, SC from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The memorial service will be held at Macedonia Lutheran Church at 3:00 PM Sunday with interment at Newberry Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church, 49 Macedonia Lutheran Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.  (contributed by Donna Brummett)

Strother Paysinger
Newberry - Grave side services for Strother Daniel "Bozo" Paysinger, 72, of 1623 Clarkson Ave., will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday at Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Harmon...  Mr. Paysinger died Monday, August 18, 1997, at Richland Memorial Hospital.  Born in Newberry, he was a son of the late Strother Culbreth and Marian Daniel Paysinger.  He attended the Newberry City Schools and the Citadel, graduated from Newberry College, was an Air Force veteran of WWII, where he served as a navigator on a B24, and was a retired major from the Air Force Reserves.

Mr. Paysinger was the retired owner of Newberry Oil Company, and owned and operated the Beaver Dam Beef Cattle Farm.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Amity Masonic Lodge #87, the Scottish Rite Temple, and Hejaz Shrine Temple.  He was chairman of the board of Rural Fire Control for Newberry County, was a volunteer fireman for the city of Newberry fire department for 34 years, and served as the assistant chief for a number of years.  He served as the chief and assistant chief of the Friendly Fire Department, which he helped organize in 1961, and was a life member of the National Rifle Association, member of the Newberry Pistol Club, and was a charter member of the Mid Carolina Country Club.  He served as secretary and treasurer of the Newberry Soil and Water Conservation District, and as a commissioner for 35 years. 

Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Wier Paysinger of the home; son, Alan Johnstone Paysinger of Newberry, daughter Barbara Clarkson Smith of Wilmington, NC; sister, Margie [sic] Williamson of Newberry, brother Dr. Benjamin Daniel Paysinger of Columbia; grandchildren, Alan Johnstone Paysinger, Jr., Tanya Paysinger, and Tina Paysinger, all of Newberry; and a great grandchild, Brittany Paysinger.  He was predeceased by a son, Strother D. Paysinger Jr...contributed by a Friend of Genealogy

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