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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
NEWBERRY - Grady F. Price, 90, formerly of 1309
Ebenezer Road, Newberry, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at the J.F. Hawkins
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
NEWBERRY - Charles P. "Chief" Pruitt, 79, of 1241
Clarkson Ave., Newberry, died Thursday, January 22, 2004, at his
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
email@example.com. Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College Street,
Newberry, SC, is assisting the family.
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.
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.
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
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
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;
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.
Sara Summers Paysinger
Robert Paysinger Buried
Newberry, Jan. 21-Mrs. Robert Paysinger was
buried at Colony Church, this county, today. She died yesterday in
McCormick, where she had gone to nurse her sister, Mrs. Clem Carter, who
died on Friday, just one week after the death of her husband, Dr. Carter.
All died of pneumonia, following influenza. Both were daughters of J. P.
Summer of this county, who has another daughter very ill at McCormick and
a son ill at home with influenza. The State, Jan. 22,
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 -- 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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.
- 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.
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com. Whitaker Funeral Home,
1704 College Street, Newberry, is assisting the family.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday in the West End
Cemetery in Newberry by the Rev. Eddie Caps.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Ray Perry - contributed by Donna Brummett
James R. "Big
Jim" Perry, 56, died Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at his
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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,
Everette Lewis “Lewie” Price, Jr., 54, of Newberry, died
Thursday, March 18, 2010 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
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 email@example.com. Whitaker Funeral Home of
Newberry is assisting the family. (contributed by Donna
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
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
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)
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
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
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)
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.
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.
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