John H. Wilson
August 7, 2003
John H. Wilson, 63, of 3812 Belfast Road, Newberry, died Thursday, August 07, 2003, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.
Mr. Wilson was born on January 21, 1940 in Columbia, a son of the late Judd Franklin and Josephine Cooper Lyon Wilson. He was the owner of Wilson Tractor, Inc. and a veteran of U. S. Air Force. He was a member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church and attended Trinity United Methodist Church.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Linda Hendrix Wilson of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Sherrie Wilson and Steve and Sheryl Wilson, both of Newberry, Ashley and April Wilson of Prosperity; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lynn and Burt Mohler of Newberry and Lesli C. Campbell of Lexington; a sister, Barbara Wilson Ferguson of Greenville; a brother, Judd Frank Wilson of Anderson; six grandchildren, Emily Brooke Wilson, Ashton Elizabeth Wilson, Stephanie Amanda Wilson, Cooper Nicole Wilson, Lauryn Ashley Wilson and Sarah Elizabeth Mohler. He was predeceased by a brother, William Wyatt Wilson.
Funeral services for John H. Wilson will be conducted at 11:00 A. M. Saturday at the Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev. Hugh Bickley. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 P. M. Friday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence, 3812 Belfast Road, Newberry.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1167 Trinity Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.
August 3, 2003
Everett Summer, 81, 1942 Glenn Street Extension, Newberry, died Sunday, August 3, 2003 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Summer was born on May 21, 1922 in Newberry County, a son of the late J. Thomas and Ella Sligh Summer. He was the retired owner of Summer Brothers Painting Company. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a life member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, a choir member, and a member of the Men’s Club. He was a member of the Newberry Exchange Club.
Mr. Summer is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Edith Hawkins Summer of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Kathy Summer and Ronnie and Devonna Summer, all of Newberry; a sister, Kathryn Hamm of Newberry; two brothers, Claude S. Summer and Larry “Punk” Summer, both of Newberry; three grandchildren and spouse, Jennifer and Joey Long of Prosperity, Will Summer and Kane Summer, both of Newberry; a great-grandchild, Jerran Long of Prosperity. He was predeceased by four sisters, Alice Cromer, Frances Taylor, Margaret Hawkins, and Louise Koon and a brother, Ralph H. Summer.
Funeral services for Everett Summer will be conducted at 3:00 P. M. Tuesday at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church by the Rev. Becky Huguley and the Rev. Bruce Palmer. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:00 P. M. Monday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence, 1942 Glenn Street Ext., Newberry.
Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery Association, 7988 SC Hwy, 395, Newberry, SC 29108.
E. L. Shealy, Jr.
July 30, 2003
E.L. Shealy, Jr., 82, of 2061 Smith Road, Apt. C-3, Newberry, died July 30, 2003 at his residence.
Mr. Shealy was born on July 20, 1921 in Lexington County, a son of the late E. Lester Shealy, Sr. and Vesta Morse Shealy. Mr. Shealy was retired from Newberry Mills and also retired from Newberry County Detention Center. He was a member of Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church.
Mr. Shealy is survived by his wife, Dorothy Reaves Shealy of the home, three daughters and two sons-in-laws, Pat and Donald Shealy of Prosperity, Vivian L. Shealy of Newberry, and Jackie S. and Tommy Bowers of Newberry, two sisters, Mildred S. Bouknight of Newberry and Eva Mae S. Mims of Hueytown, AL, two brothers, Robert H. Shealy of Prosperity and Andrew Shealy of Newberry; a sister-in-law, Bernice C. Shealy of Newberry; five grandchildren and spouses, Craig and Jennifer Bedenbaugh of Greenville, Pamela J. Bowers of Conyers, GA, Brian and Amanda Shealy, Bridget Shealy and Michael Shealy, all of Prosperity; four great-grandchildren, Gracelyn and Sara Shealy of Prosperity and Jackson and Cannon Bedenbaugh of Greenville. He was predeceased by a brother, Wilbur S. Shealy.
Funeral services for E. L. Shealy, Jr. will be conducted at 3:00 P. M. Saturday at Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church by the Rev. Floyd Sides. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P. M. Friday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bowers, 2128 Walton Way, Newberry.
Memorials may be made to the Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1307 Drayton Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or to the American Cancer Society, % Helen Beebe, 181 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070.
Diane Wessinger Counts
July 26, 2003
Diane Wessinger Counts, 59, of 1012 Kiblers Bridge Road, Prosperity, wife of Donald R. Counts, died Saturday, July 26, 2003 at the Lexington Medical Center.
Mrs. Counts was born on July 31, 1943 in Columbia, a daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Edith Slice Wessinger. She was retired from Newberry County Council on Aging. She was a member of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, the Dorcas Circle of W.E.L.C.A. and was a former member of the church choir.
Mrs. Counts is survived by husband of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Edie and Bobby Stockman of Prosperity; a son, Keith Counts of West Columbia; a sister, Margaret Eargle of Little Mountain; a brother, Robert L. Wessinger of Columbia; and two grandchildren, Caitlin Stockman and Aaron Stockman, both of Prosperity.
Funeral services for Diane W. Counts will be conducted at 4:00 P. M. Tuesday at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church by the Rev. John Stoudemayer and the Rev. Andrew Eargle. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P. M. Monday at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Chapin and the family will be at the residence, 1012 Kiblers Bridge Road, Prosperity.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, % Helen Beebe, 18 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070; Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, 816 Mt. Tabor Road, Little Mountain, SC 29075; or to the Little Mountain Rescue Squad, PO Box 8, Little Mountain, SC 29075.
Active pallbeares will be Andy Wessinger, David Wessinger, Alton Eargle, Jr., Rev. Steve Counts, Kevin Counts, and Randy Ruff.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Tripp Jones and the members of Partnership for Survivors Cancer Support Group.
Evelyn Leopard Lever
July 14, 2003
Evelyn Leopard Lever, 84, of 55 Holly Circle, Newberry, widow of C. Odell Lever, died Monday, July 14, 2003 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Lever was born on February 22, 1919, a daughter of the late David P. and Cleo DeHardt Leopard. She was a retired employee of the Kendall Company, Mollohon Plant and was a member of Glenn Street Baptist Church, the TEL Class. She was the Church Clerk, she taught the Sunday School class for grade 4 and 5, and she was the senior coordinator of the senior event of the church. She was a member of the RSVP Singers.
Mrs. Lever is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth “Libby” and Mike Cook of Chapin; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Karen Lever of Newberry; two sisters, Ann Slice of Chapin and Fay Bouknight of Irmo; two brothers, John Leopard of Newberry and Billy Leopard of Aiken; four grandchildren, Michelle Cook, Joy Stamey, Dell Lever, and Cal Lever. She was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Humphries and a brother, D. P. Leopard.
Funeral services for Evelyn Leopard Lever will be conducted at 1:00 P. M. Wednesday at Glenn Street Baptist Church by the Rev. Todd Kirkland. Interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:00 P. M. Tuesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence of a brother, Mr. and Mrs. John Leopard, 31 Sidney Drive, Newberry, SC.
Memorials may be made to Glenn Street Baptist Church, 208 Glenn Street, Newberry, SC 29108, RSVP Singers, 1300 Hunt Street, Newberry, SC 29108, or the American Cancer Society, %Helen Beebe, 18 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070.
Sidney St. Clair Hughes
July 12, 2003
Sidney St. Clair Hughes, 49, of 221 Twin Ponds Road, Newberry, died Saturday, July 12, 2003 at Lexington Medical Center.
Mr. Hughes was born on February 17, 1954 in Charleston, SC, a son of Emmett S. and Mable R. Hughes. He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of Freedom Baptist Church.
Mr. Hughes is survived by his parents of James Island; his wife, Gale Bishop Hughes of the home; three daughters, Stacy Hughes of Charleston, Karey M. Leist of Cayce, and Noel H. Emily of Conway; two sons, Michael S. Hughes of Summerville and Ryan N. Hughes of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Mark Hughes of James Island and Doug Ethridge of Ashe, NC; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by a mother, Clarice Bunch Hughes Dunn; a son, Matthew R. Hughes; and a sister, Annette H. Oftadeh.
Funeral services for Sidney St. Clair Hughes will be conducted at 6:00 P. M. Monday at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Eddie Bledsoe and the Rev. Charles Ballew . Interment services will be in Live Oak Memorial Park, Highway 61 in Charleston at 4:00 P. M. Tuesday.
The family will receive friends following the services at Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at 221 Twin Ponds Road, Newberry.
Memorials may be made to the Lung Association of South Carolina, 1817 Gadsden Street, Columbia, SC 29201.