Thelma Bates Cotney
May 5, 2006
Thelma Bates Cotney, 82, formerly of 1560 Holland’s Landing Road, Prosperity, wife of J. D. Cotney, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at White Oak Manor, Newberry.
Mrs. Cotney was born in Williston, a daughter of the late Grover and Annie Gordan Bates and she was a retired employee of Old School Manufacturing Company. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Ladies Sunday School Class, W. M. U. and the Sunshine Club. She helped start the G. A.’s in the 1950’s and was a former Sunday School Teacher.
She was a devoted and loving wife and mother and is survived by her husband of Newberry; two daughters and sons-in-law Patricia C. and Billy McDonald and Joan and Don Moss; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wako and Frances Cotney and Terry and Ann Cotney all of Prosperity; a sister, Alma B. Cotney and sister-in-law Lola Mae Bates both of Newberry; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by four brothers, Haskell Bates, Wilbur Bates, Wallace Bates and Frank Bates and a sister, Ruth Johnson.
Funeral services were conducted 3:00 PM Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church by Rev Wako Cotney and Terry Cotney. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation was from 6:00 to 7:30 P. M. Saturday at the Whitaker Funeral Home and the family was at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Cotney, 161 Circle H Woods, Prosperity.
Memorials may be made to the Care Team, c/o Bethel Baptist Church, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.
Active pallbearers were her grandchildren, Mark Cotney, Ron Cotney, William McDonald, Jr., Michelle C. Russo, Dale Moss, David Moss and James McDonald. Honorary pallbearers were her great-grandchildren.
William C. Crawford, Jr.
May 4, 2006
William C. Crawford, Jr., 76, of 1156 Leita St., Newberry, died Wenesday, May 3, 2006 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Crawford was born on March 13, 1930 in Haywood Co. NC, a son of the late William Cornelius and Rosa Belle McCowan Crawford, Sr. He was a dairyman and a member of O’Neal St. United Methodist Church.
Mr. Crawford is survived by his wife, Mary Brown Crawford of Newberry; a daughter Darlene C. Garland of Whitmire; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Lanel Crawford of Newberry; six grandchildren; Lynetta Shealy, Shaun Garland, Cecilia Garland, Sheena Garland, Fred Briggs, and Virgil Briggs; and nine great grandchildren, one of the home Casey Shealy. He was predeceased by a daughter, Judy C. Shealy; two sons, William C. Crawford and Jess A. Crawford; and one grandson, Jeffery Crawford.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday at O’Neal St. United Methodist Church by the Rev. Kem Thomas. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Visitation was from 6:00 to 7:30 PM Friday at the Whitaker Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to O'Neal St. United Methodist Church, 501 O’Neal St., Newberry SC 29108.
Active pallbearers were Lewis Lee, Tony Hawkins, Lee McCants, Ronnie Dickert, Jr., Dale Dominick, and Dell Rowe. Honorary pallbearers were Elmer and Doris Fleming, C. V. Garland, Clara Bouknight, Frank Trammell, Louie Henderson, the staff of Lo-Rex Drugs, and the staff of the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Ruth Wallenzine Shealy
May 2, 2006
Ruth Wallenzine Shealy, 89, formerly of 40 Farmers Road, Newberry, widow of John Broadus Shealy, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at White Oak Manor.
Mrs. Shealy was born in Newberry County, a daughter of the late William S. and Ida Hendrix Wallenzine. She was a homemaker and helped her husband manage their dairy farm in the Bush River Community. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Shealy is survived by two grandsons, Tim Shealy and Johnny Shealy both of Newberry and four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce S. Chappell; a son, John Everette Shealy; and a granddaughter, Delene C. Dickert.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at St. James Lutheran Church by the Rev. Rodney Gunter. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation was from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. Wednesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 228 Jalapa Road, Newberry SC 29108
Active pallbearers were Chuck Chappell, Jason Bishop, Jim Braswell, Mark Wayne Braswell, George Counts, and Steve Lever. Honorary pallbearers was the staff of White Oak Manor.
June 27, 2006
Ken Sharpe, 59, of 567 Shelter Bay Ridge, Prosperity, husband of Nora Sharpe, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Lexington Medical Center.
Mr. Sharpe was born on September 7, 1946, in Paterson, NJ, a son of the late Kenneth and Helen Brine Sharpe. He was a carpenter for West Development. He was a member of Pompton Reform Church, Pompton Lakes, NJ.
Mr. Sharpe is survived by his wife Nora of Prosperity, a daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Anthony Martinelli of Pompton Plains, NJ; a son and daughter-in-law, Major Gregory Kenneth and Silviya Ivanova Panayotova Sharpe of West Point, NY; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Julianna Martinelli. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Sharpe.
Memorial services was conducted at 10:00 A.M. Friday at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Mickey Hayward. There was also be a memorial service for Ken in his hometown, Pompton Lakes, NJ at a later date.
Visitation was from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday at the residence.
To honor his memory memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Beebe, 181 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070, or Winyah Hospice, 2521 Evans Street, Newberry, SC 29108.
Margaret Sease Hanna
June 24, 2006
Margaret Sease Hanna, 99, widow of G. Frank Hanna died Saturday, June 24, 2006 at J. F. Hawkins Health Care.
Mrs. Hanna was born on October 16, 1906, in Newberry, South Carolina, a daughter of the late Jacob E. and Mary Lee Ora Lominack Sease. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of the Newberry ARP Church.
Mrs. Hanna is survived by two daughters, Mary Sease Hanna of Newberry and Linda H. Erwin of Savannah, Georgia; a granddaughter, Leigh K. Baker and her husband, Marlin; a great grandson Jacob Baker and great granddaughter, Megan Baker, all of Rincon, GA. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been predeceased by three brothers, Robert T. Sease, L. Heyward Sease, and J. Ellerbe Sease and two sisters, Edna S. Sharpe and Evelyn S. Boozer.
Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Tony Locke and the Rev. Dr. Tim Erskine. Interment was in Rosemont Cemetery.
Visitation was from 6:30 to 7:30 P. M. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Organ Fund or to the Pew Restoration Fund of the Newberry ARP Church, 1701 Main St., Newberry SC 29108.
Active pallbearers were Ronald Boozer, Mike Cannon, Mike Windhorn, Ken Boozer, Clyde Brown, Jean Williamson, Jessie Folk, and Norman Bunn.
Dorothy “Dot” Ruff North Way
June 24, 2006
Dorothy “Dot” Ruff North Way, 82, of 1805 Harper St., Newberry, widow of Powell Way, died Saturday, June 24, 2006 at her residence.
Mrs. Way was born October 4, 1923 in Newberry, a daughter of the late W. Charles “Charlie” and Mary Stevenson Ruff.
Mrs. Way was a homemaker and a member of Lewis United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard and loved being with her grandchildren and her great –granddaughter.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Katherine Smith of Natchez, MS; two sons, John R. North of Lexington and Bill North of Raleigh, NC; seven grandchildren, Tracey Enfinger, Suzanne McGhee, Becky North, Julia Smith, Anna Smith, Dottie Smith, and John North; one great granddaughter, Ava Enfinger; and a cousin, Frances Counts. She was predeceased by a son, Steve North, a brother, W. Charles “Charlie” Ruff, and a cousin, Julia Smith.
Graveside funeral services were conducted at 10:30 AM, Tuesday in Rosemont Cemetery by the Rev. Walter Green.
Visitation was from 9:00 to 10:00 AM Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family requests that you honor her memory by making a memorial to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
F. Kibler Moon
June 21, 2006
F. Kibler Moon, 81, of 2635 Main Street, Newberry, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Moon was born on September 26, 1924 in Newberry, the son of the late Fred T. and Carrie Mae Wheelis Moon. He attended Newberry College and received an associate’s degree. He was a World War II Navy veteran, having served as a medic for the Marines in the Pacific Theatre stationed in Guam. He was a retired Office Manager of Senn Trucking Company, a member of the Central United Methodist Church, and the Chesley Cannon Bible Class. He was an honorary member of the Exchange Club having been a member for 35 years.
Mr. Moon is survived by his wife, Jenny DeHihns Moon; and a brother-in-law, Billy DeHihns of the home. He was predeceased by a sister, Corinne Moon.
Funeral services were conducted 4:00 P. M. Friday at Central United Methodist Church by Rev. Dr. John Miller. Interment was in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
The family did receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 P. M. Thursday at the residence, 2635 Main Street, Newberry
To honor his memory memorials may be made to the Central United Methodist Church, PO Box 67, Newberry, SC, 29108 or a charity of one choice.
Active pallbearers were Raymond Smith, Andy Morris, Julian Hicks, John Paul Whitaker, Phil Livingston, Robin Hazel, Billy Neel, and James “Bo” Hamm. Honorary pallbearers were H. C. and Retha Smith and members of the Chesley Cannon Bible Class and the Ezell Bible Class.