Clarence C. “Clancy” Cipkala
November 29, 2003
Clarence C. “Clancy” Cipkala, 82, of 5 Woodshaw Court, Columbia, SC, formerly of Youngstown, OH, died Saturday at his residence.
Mr. Cipkala was born on October1, 1921 in Youngstown, OH, a son of the late John and Mary Hamracek Cipkala. He was an Army veteran of WW II. He was a retired employee of LTV Steel Mill in Youngstown having worked there for over 42 years. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Chapin, the Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown, the Holy Name Society of the Church, and was an active member of the AARP. He was a volunteer at Assumption Nursing Home and a volunteer at the Monastery.
Mr. Cipkala is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Helen Sedlacko Cipkala of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Joe Pipoly of Boardman, OH, Jan and Jerry Cipkala-Gaffin of Wexford, PA, Margie and John Wanchick of Columbus, OH, and Mary Jo and Mark Rumancik of Ft. Wayne, IN; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Sue Cipkala of Columbus, OH and Clancy Cipkala of Columbia, SC; two sisters; one brother; and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral Mass for Clarence C. Cipkala will be conducted at 10:00 A. M. Monday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church by the Father Andrew Vollkommer. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Rosary will be recited at 7:00 P. M. Sunday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Visitation will follow the Rosary and last until 9:00 P.M.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, PO Box 549, Chapin, SC 29036.
Colleen Buzhardt Davenport
November 28, 2003
Colleen Buzhardt Davenport, 74, of 7284 SC Highway 56, Kinards, entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 28, 2003 at Self Regional Health Care in Greenwood.
Mrs. Davenport was born on January 26, 1929 in Newberry County, a daughter of the late James Howard Wallenzine and Janie Ophelia Buzhardt. She was retired from Whitten Center and worked for the Newberry County Schools for a number of years, until spring of 2003. She was a member of Little River Dominick Presbyterian Church and was a member and secretary of the Presbyterian Women.
Mrs. Davenport was twice married, first to the late Charles Ellis Davenport, Sr. and second to the late Frank Hunter Simpson, Jr.
Mrs. Davenport is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Ellis and Ann Davenport of Greenville and Gerald Thomas and Debbie Davenport of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Charles Ellis Davenport, III of Charleston, Gerald Bryant Davenport and Thomas Barron Davenport, both of Greenwood and Rebecca Ellise Davenport of Greenville; a great-granddaughter, Eleanor Grace Davenport of Charleston. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Dana Marie Davenport.
Mrs. Colleen Davenport will be remembered with a private graveside ceremony for family on Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 2:00 P. M. and then at 3:00 P. M. with a memorial service at Little River Dominick Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. Lawton Daugherty and the Rev. Judy Bowling, followed by a reception in the social hall.
Memorials may be to made to Little River Dominick Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 8654 SC Highway 56, Kinards, SC 29355.
Honorary pallbearers will be William Young, Bo Chrisley, Randolph Johnson, Eugene Johnson, Frank Merchant, and Virgil Simpson
Bobby H. McMurtury
November 20, 2003
Bobby H. McMurtury, 53, of 1802 Old Newberry Highway, Whitmire, died Thursday, November 20, 2003 in Ware Shoals.
Mr. McMurtury was born on December 6, 1949 in Newberry County, a son of the late Henry V. and Estelle Chapman McMurtury. He was a farmer and attended Central Ave. Baptist Church in Whitmire.
Mr. McMurtury is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Lynn McMurtury of Leesville, LA; a son, Bobby H. McMurtury, Jr. of Ware Shoals; two sisters, Kathlean M. Perry of Silverstreet and Margie M. Perry of Newberry; four brothers, Dan McMurtury and Lawrence McMurtury, both of Whitmire, Charles McMurtury of Cairo, GA, and Tony McMurtury of Prosperity; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services for Bobby H. McMurtury will be conducted at 4:00 P. M. Saturday at Central Ave. Baptist Church in Whitmire by the Rev. Wako Cotney. Interment will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Bobby McMurtury, Kevin Brown, Dan Perry, III, Rodney Perry, Tony McMurtury, and Lawrence McMurtury.
Frank D. Cromer
November 18, 2003
Frank D. Cromer, 64, US Navy (Ret.) of 11746 SC Hwy. 121, Newberry, died Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at his residence.
Mr. Cromer was born on February 14, 1939 in Newberry County, a son of the late Harold L. “Frog” and Myrtle Childres Cromer. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer from the U. S. Navy and a member of Queens Chapel Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Cromer is survived by a daughter, Sheri C. Lawton of Modesto, CA; a son, Frank Cromer of Turlock, CA; three sisters, Mary C. Livingston, Mimia Cromer, and Kay Wicker, all of Newberry; a brother, Mark Cromer of Newberry; a granddaughter, Sara Lawton of Modesto, CA
Graveside funeral services for Frank D. Cromer will be conducted at 11:00 A. M. Saturday at Newberry Memorial Gardens with full military rites.
Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:30 A. M. Saturday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.
Margie Painter Calvert
November 20, 2003
Margie Painter Calvert, 62, of 188 Hamm’s Landing Road, Prosperity, widow of Ralph B. Calvert, died Thursday, November 20, 2003 at her residence.
Mrs. Calvert was born on June 10, 1941 in Gaffney, SC, a daughter of the late William and Olive Mullinax Painter. She was a retired beautician.
Mrs. Calvert is survived by three daughters, Robin C. Brandt of Prosperity, Angela Ruff of Kings Mountain, NC, and Christina C. Hardin of Blacksburg; two sons, Frank S. Childers of Prosperity and Joseph R. Childers of Little Mountain; four grandchildren, Victoria Leigh Childers and Jennifer Lynn Childers, both of Little Mountain, David C. Brandt and Alex H. Brandt, both of Prosperity; a great-granddaughter, Samantha Hardin of Blackburg.
At the request of the family, services will be private.
Teresa Waldrop Musselman
November 9, 2003
Teresa Waldrop Musselman, 88, of 5501 Greenhill Ave., Baltimore, MD, died Sunday, November 9, 2003 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
Mrs. Musselman was born on February 14, 1915 in Newberry, a daughter of the late John and Willie Waldrop. She was a retired public school teacher in the Balitmore area.
Mrs. Musselman is survived by a sister, Eleanor W. Boozer of Easley and a numbers of cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Nina W. Wilton.
Graveside funeral services for Teresa W. Musselman will be conducted at 11:00 Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev. Hugh Bickley.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1160 Trinity Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.
Christine Havird Long
November 10, 2003
Christine Havird Long, 86, of Prosperity, wife of Hance I. Long, died Monday, November 10, 2003 at the Newberry Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Long was born on May 21, 1917 in Saluda County, a daughter of the late E.A. and Effie Quattlebaum Havird. She was a retired employee of Damon International. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where she prepared communion for the church for more than 50 years. She was the secretary for the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class and of the WMU.
Mrs. Long is survived by her husband and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, Ethel A. Havird, Lucille H. Werts, Eva Mae McDowell, and Cora H. Gregory and six brothers, Wilbur Havird, Jasper Havird, Garish Havird, J.L. Havird, Otis Havird, and Eugene Havird.
Funeral services for Christine H. Long will be conducted at 2:00 P. M. Thursday at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. W. Lynn Peters. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Parking Lot Fund, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity SC 29127.