Kathleen Mims Summer
September 27, 2005
Kathleen Mims Summer, 66, of 1951 Cromer Lane, Newberry, wife of David Beam Summer, died Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center.
Mrs. Summer was born in Charleston, a daughter of the late Solomon and Eleanor Watts Mims. She attened North Charleston High School and the College of Charleston. She was the organizer and first director of the Newberry Academy Kindergarten in 1967. She was an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and throughout the years she taught Week-Day Church School, Vacation Church School, Sunday School, and First Year Catechism Class. She served on various committees of the church, served on the Congregational Council several times, serving as Secretary, Vice-Chairman. She also served as Chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee and served on the Building in Grace, Growing to Serve Committee. She was a long time member and Past President of the Newberry Garden Club, and she was a charter member of the Carolinian Society, having served as Chairman of the Board of Governors.
Mrs. Summer is survived by her husband of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor Lucille S. and Robin Hefka of Mt. Pleasant; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David Beam (Jr.) and Anne Summer of Charleston and William Carroll Summer, II of Greer; one sister and brother-in-law Nancy-Louise and Ronald B. Rowland of Folly Beach; seven grandchildren, David Beam Summer, III, Emily Newman Summer, Margaret Louise Hefka, Frances Elizabeth Hefka, Robert Riford Hefka, William Riley Briggs Summer, and Robert Davis Summer; nieces and nephews; and beloved and cherished friends.
Funeral services for Kathleen Mims Summer will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Thursday at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer by the Rev. Steven Counts. Interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Growing in Grace Building Fund o the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, PO Box 382, Newberry SC 29108.
Active pallbearers will be J. Thomas Johnson, Dr. R. E. Livingston, III, George Franklin, George W. Summer, Jr., E. C. Griffith, Jr., Dr. J.E. Wiseman, Jr., C. Otis Taylor, and William W. Parr, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dottie Mills Wilson, Kathy Senn Dennis, Kathy Epting Lindsay, Jenny Graham Chapman and Marcia Abrams Ringer.
Selena Chapman Baker
September 26, 2005
Selena Chapman Baker, 47, of West Columbia, died Monday, September 26, 2005 at the Lexington Medical Center.
Ms Baker was born on October 12, 1957 in Newberry, a daughter of Myra Epting Chapman and the late Lewis E. Chapman. She graduated from Newberry High School and received a degree from the University of South Carolina in 1977. She was employed at First Citizens Bank in Columbia since 1978 and was currently Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions. She was a former member of Colony Lutheran Church and an active member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. She was very interested in the arts and sang with the Arpad Daraz Singers.
Ms. Baker is survived by her mother of Newberry; one sister and brother-in-law Caroline C. and Rick Busch of Doswell VA; and two nieces, Madison Halley Busch and Georgia Ellen Busch
Funeral services for Selena Chapman Baker will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Arden Hallman and the Rev. Delano Ricard. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence of her mother, 3618 Stoney Hill Road, Newberry.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Building Fund, 4056 St. Luke’s Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.
Mildred Epting Davis
September 24, 2005
Mildred Epting Davis, 88, formerly of 728 Parr Rd., Little Mountain, SC, widow of James W. “Jim” Wilson, died Saturday, September 24, 2005 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital .
Mrs. Davis was born on Nov. 19, 1916 in Little Mountain, a daughter of the late Quincy A. and Ellen Wheeler Epting. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and she was a former Sunday School teacher.
Mrs. Hawkins is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James E. and Judith H. Davis of Little Mountain and Paul A. and Lynn C. Davis of Mt. Pleasant; five grandchildren and spouses, Lisa D and Joel Joel Yarborough of Pomaria, Lauren M. Davis of Dallas, TX, James W. Davis of Mt. Pleasant, Lindsey Lake of Mt. Pleasant and Breanna L. and Chris Baker of Greer; two great grandchildren, Leah M. Yarborough of Columbia and Domenic Baker of Greer; and a sister, Ruby Davis of Savanah, GA. She was predeceased by three sisters, Lucile Barrier, Jessie Koon, and Elberta Metts and a brother, Frank Epting.
Funeral services for Mildred Epting Davis will be conducted 4:00 P.M. Monday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church by Rev. Karl Suhr and the Rev. Pierce Evans. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The family will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Davis, 505 Parr Road, Little Mountain.
Memorials may be made to charity of one’s choice.
Active pallbearers will be Dr. Ford Bowers, Dwain Wessinger, Perry Riley, Byron Atwood, J.E. Anderson, and James Miller
James Henry Davis
September 23, 2005
James Henry Davis, 86, formerly of 2217 Henry Ave., Newberry, widower of Beatrice “Bea” Kennerley, Davis, died Friday, September 23, 2005.
Mr. Davis was born in Newberry, a son of the late Walter H. and Myra Sligh Davis. He was a Marine veteran of WW II and was a retired businessman. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, the Men’s Sunday School Class and he was a 50-year member of the Newberry Rotary Club. He was a former Scout Master for Troop 222 and was a former Volunteer Fireman with the Newberry Fire Department.
Mr. Davis is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Barbara D. and Ralph Jones of Mauldin, Diane D. and Boyd “Buck” Webber of Prosperity, and Linda D. Byrd and her fiancée, James G. Hudson of Anderson; a son and daughter-in-law, James Kennerley "Ken" and Amelia Monts Davis of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren, Jerome Jones, Lee Shinn, Lori Anne McDonald, Michael Shinn, Sharon Cunningham, James Shinn, Melanie Shinn, Melinda Edwards, Susan Davis, Paige Byrd, and Andy Davis; 11 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Myra D. Phillips of Spartanburg and Nell D. Bohannan of Xenia,OH. He was predeceased by two sisters, Macie King and Faye Cooper and two brothers, Heyward Davis and John Davis
Funeral services for James Henry Davis will be conducted at 2 P.M. Monday at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. John Miller. Entombment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 5:00 P. M. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made Central United Methodist Church, PO Box 67, Newberry SC 29108 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Pallbearers will be James K. “Ken” Davis and grandsons.
Earl W. Crapps
September 22, 2005
Earl W. Crapps, 88, of 3439 Indian Creek Road, Kinards, widower of Ruth Robinson Crapps, died Thursday, September 22, 2005 at his residence.
Mr. Crapps was born in Gilbert, a son of the late John J. and Mattie Clamp Crapps. He was an Army veteran of WW II, serving as a medic and a retired employee of Greenwood Mills, Joanna Plant.
Mr. Crapps was a Bishop in the Non-Denominational Church in Kinards. He was an avid gardener and accomplished woodworker and carver.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather and he is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law, Sharon C. Batson of Wilmington, NC, Brenda and John Nickerson of Yonges Island and Mary Ann Sulik of Kinards; a daughter-in-law, Sue Crapps of West Columbia; four sisters, Myrtle Baughman of Graniteville, Alice Hunnicutt of Kinards, Naomi Wicker of Newberry, and Lucy Hall of Aiken; four brothers, Felton Crapps, Tilman Crapps and Tallie Crapps, all of Kinards and Harry Crapps of Leesville; 11 grandchildren, Lorenda Batson, Jeffery Batson, Deborah Batson, Duane Price, Caroline Sandlin, Bonnie Copes, Brianna Schraw, Brittany Humphries, Wendy Gilliard, Carli Sulik, and Rex Sulik; and 10 great grandchildren, Joshua Batson, Sarah Batson, Jamie Hayes, Zachary Price, Jaidon Schraw, Kyleigh Schraw, Kayla Sulik, Alexia Gilliard, Bryson Gilliard, and Allorah Sulik. He was predeceased by a son, Don Crapps, a son-in-law, Vernon Batson, a sister, Maggie Robinson, and a brother, Milas Crapps
Funeral services for Earl W. Crapps will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Saturday at the Whitaker Funeral Home by Clinton Goff, Al Goff, and Robert Johnson. Interment will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 PM Saturday prior to the funeral at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646.
Active pallbearers will be John Nickerson, Jeffery Batson, Joshua Batson, Duane Price, Jamie Hayes, Gregg Sandlin, Zachary Price, Glendon Schraw, Reginald Gilliard, Rex Sulik, Larry Wallen, Joe Robinson, Eddie Gosnell, and Jimmy Penland.
Mary Sue Killian Livingston
September 17, 2005
Mary Sue Killian Livingston, 46, of 145 Elbert Hunter Road, Newberry, wife of Jack P. Livingston, died in a motorcycle accident, Saturday, September 17, 2005.
Mrs. Livingston was born on January 12, 1959 in Newberry County, a daughter of Peggy Boozer Killian of Prosperity and the late O. Alonzo Killian. She was the E 911 Supervisor of Communication at Newberry Sheriff Department. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials and the National Emergency Number Association.
Mrs. Livingston is survived by her husband; her mother; one daughter, Shelly Marie Livingston of Newberry; two sons, Jason Alonzo Livingston and Jefferson James Livingston both of Newberry: three sisters, Debra Killian Beard and Linda Killian Bratton both of Newberry, and Lisa Dale Killian Lever of Prosperity; three grandchildren, Patrick Alonzo Livingston, Haylee Noelle Livingston and Jada Nichole Lane; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kayla Anne Livingston.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. Tuesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at her residence, 145 Elbert Hunter Road, Newberry.
Funeral services for Mary Sue Killian Livingston will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday at St Luke’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Arden Hallman. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 4056 St Luke’s Church Rd, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to the M.S.K.P. Foundation, c/o Frankie Shealy, 3424 SC Highway 202, Pomaria, SC 29126.
Active pallbearers will be Daniel Beard, Clay Shealy, Perry Livingston, Brandon Horning, Harvey Amick, Franklin Amick, J.P. Livingston, Richard Hudson, Larry Killian, and Jimmy Boland.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and the Communication Center.
George Wallace “Poe” Duncan
September 16, 2005
George Wallace “Poe” Duncan, 80, of 2809 Fair Ave., Newberry, widower of Nell W. Duncan, died at his residence, September 16, 2005.
Mr. Duncan was born on April 22, 1925 in Chester County, a son of the late George W. and Athea Holder Duncan. He was a retired employee from Kendall Company, Oakland Plant, and also worked for Senior Catering. He was a member of Lewis United Methodist Church.
Mr. Duncan is survived by daughter, Susan D. Lee of Prosperity; two sons, Kip Duncan of Newberry and Biff Duncan of Piedmont; two sisters, Ann Henderson of Rock Hill and Dot Duncan of Chester; one brother, Ray Duncan of Rock Hill; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceased by two sons, Charles Jonathan Duncan and Earl Wayne Duncan and a great grandson, Genesis Duncan.
Memorial services at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church at Sunday at 4:00 P. M.
Private gravesides service for George Wallace “Poe” Duncan will be Tuesday at 2:00 P.M for friends and family at Evergreen Cemetery in Chester.
Memorials may be made to Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 1105 First St., Newberry, SC 29108.