Helen Epting Minick
August 30, 2003
Helen Epting Minick, 92, formerly of 1619 Calhoun Street, Newberry, widow of Olin Minick, died Saturday, August 30, 2003 at the J. F. Hawkins Nursing Home.
Mrs. Minick was born on March 20, 1911 in Newberry County, a daughter of the late James R. and Carrie Ella Boland Epting. She was retired from Whitten Center in Clinton, a member of the Bush River Baptist Church and the Martha Franks Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Minick is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Phoebe Epting Young and Robert McLeod of Clinton; six grandchildren and spouses, Jimmy and Susan Young, Calvin and Melanie Young, Kristy and Chad Gambrell, all of Clinton, Susan and Mike Smith of York, Robert and Gail McLeod of Cayce and Sandra and Rod Schrank of Plaino, TX; twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
Funeral services for Helen E. Minick will be conducted at 3:00 P. M. Tuesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Glenn Mosteller and the Rev. Thomas Daum. Interment will be in Springdale Section of Rosemont Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 P. M. Tuesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Bush River Baptist Church, 8935 Bush River Road, Newberry, SC 29108 or the J. F. Hawkins Nursing Home, 1330 Kinard Street, Newberry, SC 29108.
Phyllis Wise Amick
August 26, 2003
Phyllis Wise Amick, 71, of 207 N. Main St., Prosperity, widow of Curtis M. Amick, died Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at the Lowman Home.
Mrs. Amick was born in Atlanta on September 20, 1931, a daughter of the late Patrick E. and Bertha E. Putzek Wise.
Mrs. Amick was a high school teacher for 37 years. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, the S.C. Education Association, the National Education Association, the S.C. Science Council, the National Science Teachers Association, and she was a past president and Honorary Life Member of the Prosperity Literacy Sorosis.
Mrs. Amick is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Laura A. and Mike Ufford of Lexington; a son and daughter-in-law, Curtis M. Amick, Jr. and Mary Lynn Kemick of Cayce; a sister, Pat Scott of Prosperity, and five grandchildren, Jordan Kirkpatrick, Jessica Ufford, Kamryn Ufford, Elizabeth Amick and David Amick.
Funeral services for Phyllis Wise Amick will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Friday at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence of Pat Scott, 409 S. Main St., Prosperity.
Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hospice, PO box 444, White Rock, SC 29177 or to the American Cancer Society,, % Helen Beebe, 181 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070
Active pallbearers will be M. A. Scott, Jr., Michael P. Scott, Chris S. Coward, Daniel A. Scott, Sean M. Scott, and Michael B. Moody.
Lila Fischer Atchison
August 24, 2003
Lila Fischer Atchison, 47, of Newberry, died Sunday, August 24, 2003 at the Oconee Memorial Hospital.
Ms. Atchison was born on July 7, 1956 in Orangeburg, a daughter of C. A. “Al” Fischer, Jr. and the late Anne Carpenter Fischer. She was a dance instructor and a member of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church.
Ms. Atchison is survived by her father and mother, C. Al and Edna S. Fischer of Orangeburg; a daughter, Elizabeth Lila Atchison of Central; two sons, Forest Elgin Atchison of Clemson and Albert Moody Atchison of Newberry; two sisters, Lisa Fischer Minick of Chapin and Kristi Marlow of Santee; and three brothers, C.A. “Bert” Fischer, III and Hall Fischer both of Orangeburg and Keith Morgan of Lexington
Funeral services for Lila Fischer Atchison will be conducted at 11:00 A. M. Thursday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. Interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 P. M. Wednesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Newberry Ballet Guild, % Kendall Griffith, 1362 Odell Ruff Road, Newberry SC 29108.
John Drake Watson
August 22, 2003
John Drake Watson, 85, of 2006 Springfield Circle, Newberry SC, died Friday, August 22, 2003 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Watson was born in Florence, SC, a son of the late Lawrence Orr and Julia Drake Watson.
He was a 1939 graduate of Clemson College and received his Master’s Degree from Virginia Technical University in 1941. He was an Army veteran of WW II and the Korean War. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1978 from the U.S. Army Reserve after 26 years of service.
Mr. Watson worked for the Virginia Truck Experiment Station, Norfolk, VA in 1941; the Pee Dee Experiment Station in Florence SC in 1946-1947; and in 1982 he retired after 35 years of service with Pennwalt Corporation in Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. Watson was an Eagle Scout with a Silver Palm; an Assistant Scout Master; a member of the Board of Directors of the Newberry County YMCA and the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly; past president of the Newberry Rotary Club; and was a member of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church having served as a Deacon and Elder.
Mr. Watson is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wade Watson of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, John Drake Watson , Jr. and Katharine Richards Watson of Richmond, VA; and three grandchildren, James Watson, Dorothy Watson, and Drake Watson, III. He was predeceased by his brother, Lawrence Orr Watson, Jr.
Memorial services for John Drake Watson will be conducted at 1:30 P.M Monday at Aveleigh Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be made to Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, 1211 Calhoun St., Newberry, SC 29108 or to the Newberry YMCA, PO Box 662, Newberry SC 29108.
Elizabeth White Threatt
August 17, 2003
Elizabeth White Threatt, 88, formerly of 1720 Harrington St., Newberry, wife of Perry C. Threatt, Sr. died Sunday, August 17, 2003 at White Oak Manor.
Mrs. Threatt was born on May 29, 1915 in Sumter, a daughter of the late Joseph B. and Evie Ann Mathis White. She was a member of O’Neal St. United Methodist Church and was a life member of the Town & Country Garden Club.
Mrs. Threatt is survived by her husband of Newberry; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra T and Peter Garrett of Simpsonville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Perry C. and Jane Threatt and Yancey B. “Buddy” and Ann Threatt all of Newberry; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Elizabeth White Threatt will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Kem Thomas and the Rev. Barbee Parsons. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Monday at the Whitaker Funeral Home and the family will be at the residence of Ann and Buddy Threatt, 1922 Harper St., Newberry.
Memorials may be made to O’Neal St. United Methodist Church, 511 O’Neal St., Newberry SC 29108.
Sara Hawkins Wessinger
August 16, 2003
Sara Hawkins Wessinger, 90, of 73 Hartford Heights, Newberry, widow of Terriel E. Wessinger, Sr., died Friday August 15, 2003 at her residence.
Mrs. Wessinger was born on April 3, 1913 in Newberry County, a daughter of the late Bloomer P. and Mary Elizabeth Sligh Hawkins. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Wessinger is survived by two sisters, Mary Sease and Elizabeth Shannon both of Newberry; two brothers, Bloomer “Jack” Hawkins and Willie Hawkins both of Newberry; eight grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson. She was predeceased by a daughter, Peggy W. Neeland and a son, T.E. “Gene” Wessinger, Jr.
Funeral services for Sara Hawkins Wessinger will be conducted at 2:00 PM Monday at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Hager. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday at the Whitaker Funeral Home and the family will at the residence, 73 Hartford Heights.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 900 Dreher Island Road, Chapin SC 29036 or Palmetto Health Hospice, PO Box 352, Newberry SC 29108.
Active pallbearers will Eddie Neelands, Terry Wessinger, Bryan Wessinger, Charles Wessinger, Bernard Hawkins, Henry Shannon, Jimmy Lominick, and David Sease,.