Clyde R. Anderson
May 14, 2008
Clyde R. Anderson, 72, formerly of 5244 U.S. 176. Pomaria, widower of Elaine Carter Anderson, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at the J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.
He was born on June 27, 1935 in Cerro Gordo, NC to the late Coy and Beulah Green Anderson. He was a retired employee of Epting Ballenger Corporation.
Mr. Anderson is survived by a daughter, Robin (Chuck) Smith of Tennessee; four sons, Danny Anderson and Sammy Anderson both of Newberry, Randy (Wanda) Anderson of Pomaria, and Gary Anderson of Lake Murray; a sister, Theatus Green of Whiteville, NC and three brothers; Douglas Anderson of Ash, NC, Leo Anderson of Bladenboro, NC, and Charles Richardson of Cerro Gordo, NC; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother George Anderson.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday at Enoree Baptist Church by the Rev. George Leagan. Interment was in church cemetery.
The family did receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home.
Merle Miller Kinney
May 14, 2008
Merle Miller Kinney, 86, formerly of 1403 Fourth St., widow of L. W. “Woody” Kinney, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at the St. Luke’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.
She was born on September 20, 1921 in Newberry County to the late James O. “Jim” and Jennie Bedenbaugh Miller. She was a retired employee of the Kendall Company, Oakland Plant. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, the Adult Sunday School Class, and the Joy Group.
Mrs. Kinney is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David L. and Susie A. Kinney of Jacksonville, FL; two sisters-in-law, Mary Miller and Helen S. Miller, both of Newberry; five step-grandsons, Gerald, Alvin, Torrey, Jimmie, and Jacob; ten step-great grandchildren; a devoted step-great grandchild, Gerald Jerome Dove III. She was predeceased by a sister Emily Elizabeth Miller and two brothers, James L. Miller and M.P. Miller.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 AM Monday at Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Ronald Smith. Interment was in Rosemont Cemetery.
The family did receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 AM Monday prior to the funeral services.
Pallbearers were Ralph Gilliam, Earl Leitzsey, Patrick Burch, James E. Standridge, and Raymond Morris. Honorary Pallbearers were the members of the Congregational Council, the Adult Sunday School Class, and the Joy Group.
Ruby Lott Epting
April 30, 2008
Ruby Lott Epting, 87, widow of Leland C. Epting, Sr. died Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Fairfield County and the daughter of the late Warren and Mary Lott of Saluda. She was a member of Silverstreet Lutheran Church.
She is survived by a son Leland Epting, Jr. (Patsy) of Newberry; daughters, Linda Koon of Little Mountain, Susan Longshore (Tommy) of Newberry, Mary Hallman (Walter) of Leesville and Janet Morris (Dwain) of Newberry; grandchildren, Beverly Summer, Faye Woodward, Ashley Lowe, Charlotte Ehney, David Koon, Leah Pruitt, Clint Hallman, Leesha and Dana Morris; and 10 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Janice Epting; a son-in-law, Gerald Koon and a great-grandchild, Adrienne Woodward.
Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 P.M. Saturday in Silverstreet Lutheran Church by the Rev. Steve Jackson. Interment was in the church cemetery.
The family was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Epting, 2322 Belfast Road, and did receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Friday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Silverstreet Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 120 Long St., Silverstreet, SC 29145.
Active pallbearers were David Koon, Clint Hallman, Brian Pruitt, Gregg Summer, Steve Ehney, and Alex Summer.
Charles Gary Harshman
June 26, 2008
Charles Gary Harshman, 58, of 24568 US Highway 76, Newberry, died Thursday, June 26, 2008 at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Harshman was born in Middletown, Ohio on January 30, 1950 to the late Charles and Fannie Potts Harshman. He retired as a US Navy Seal after 30 years of service and was a veteran of the Viet Nam War.
He served as a sergeant with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Department and was the recipient of the 2007 Corrections Officer of the Year for Newberry County.
Mr. Harshman is survived by his wife Lynn Yarbrough of Newberry; his children, Casey and Michelle Harshman, Jason Harshman, Jeremy Harshman and Lisa and Ron Poe all of Ohio; Erica Mihalik, Joseph Mihalik and Jody Yarbrough all of Newberry, and Amanda Yarbrough of Greensboro, NC; mother-in-law, Margaret Roton Bowers of Newberry; former in-laws, Tommy and Susan Langford of Newberry; and 8 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a twin brother.
Funeral services with military rites were conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday at the Whitaker Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation was from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday at Whitaker Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Newberry County Sheriff’s Department and the Ringer Enterprises Softball Team.
Ruby Wilson Chapman
June 23, 2008
Ruby Wilson Chapman, 92, of 5663 SC Highway 395, widow of Malcolm Harrison Chapman, left her loved ones Monday, June 23, 2008 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
She was born on September 9, 1915 in Newberry County to the late George Calhoun and Claudia Mae Long Wilson. She was a graduate of Stoney Hill High School, Class of 1933, and twice retired from Old School Manufacturing. She was a dedicated and beloved member of the Flowers From the Heart family. She loved quilting, crocheting, sewing, cooking, gardening, her flowers, and anything she could do with her hands. Known as Gannie Ruby, Grandmama and Gruby, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
“Miss Ruby” was a life long member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher, a member of the Adult I Sunday School Class and a charter member of the Lula Hunter Circle of WELCA.
Mrs. Chapman is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Harriett and Fred Kesler; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Cammie Chapman of Stanley, NC; Grandchildren and their spouses, Travis Chapman, Becky and Brian Kinard. Christie and Scott Gardner and James Kesler all of Newberry; great grandchildren, Jessica Chapman, Brianna and Baylee Kinard and Payton and Austin Gardner; step grandchildren and spouses, Andrea Godwin of Charlotte and Kelly and Clare Miller of Huntersville; step great-grandchildren, Lilly Godwin and Brayden Miller; sisters, Virginia Wicker, Carolyn Norris, and Christine Dennis all of Newberry and a brother, Clarence Wilson of Newberry. She was predeceased by her brothers, Maxey and Woodrow Wilson.
Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 P.M. Thursday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Arden Hallman and the Rev. Henry Brandt. Interment was in the Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. Wednesday at Whitaker Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Travis Chapman and James Kesler, and nephews, Pete Wilson, Joe Wilson, Joel Wilson, Don Dennis and Von Dennis. Honorary Pallbearers were the members of the Adult I Sunday School Class and the Lula Hunter Circle, Janie Partain, Frances Long, Pattie Eckstein, Gloria Harman, Carol Jean Garner and Joann Cousins.
Memorials should be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall Fund, 4056 St. Luke’s Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.
James Howard Noble
June 10, 2008
James Howard Noble, 66 of 938 Colony Church Road, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
He was born on November 11, 1941, in Hackensack, NJ, to the late Howard Jay Noble and Anna Knapp Noble Zampacorta. He was retired from International Paper Company.
Mr. Noble was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and was an avid model train and train tracks builder.
Surviving are his spouse, Terry Russo Noble of Newberry; a daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Ivory Green of Newberry; sons and daughter-in-law, Charles and Flora Noble of Virginia Beach, VA and Thomas Noble of Newberry; a grandson, Logan Noble of Virginia Beach. He was predeceased by a son, John Patrick Noble and infant sister, Mary Noble.
Memorial services were conducted at 6:00 P.M. Saturday, at Grace Lutheran Church by the Rev. Eric Fink.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box, 188, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to the Gideons, Newberry Chapter, P.O. Box 795, Newberry, SC 29108-0795.
Donald E. Cochell
June 9, 2008
Donald E. Cochell, 85, of 1416 Griffith Park, Newberry, died Monday, June 9, 2008 at his residence.
Mr. Cochell was born on May 1, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Hudson and Mildred Beutel Cochell. He was retired from Detroit Edison Company after 44 years of service. He was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Air Corp serving for three and a half years during World War II
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church since 1985. Prior to joining St. Paul, he was a member of Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church in Detroit where he had been a member since birth. He attended Southeastern High School in Detroit. Mr. Cochell coached Little League and middle age baseball for 20 years. He was involved in vestry at Christ Church and was Sunday school teacher for 25 years. He served on church council at St. Paul. He was a member of Lutheran Men in Mission becoming a lifetime member in April, 2007. He served on the Newberry City Planning Commission for 18 years and helped with the Meals on Wheels with the Council on Aging for 20 years. He was a member of the Newberry Dance Club and a former member of the Newberry Country Club.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Dorothy Berly Cochell of Newberry; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert D. and Renee Cochell of Brandon, FL, Richard B. and Ann Cochell of Alpharetta, GA and John H and Tracy Cochell of Alpharetta, GA; a sister Shirley Durance of Midland, Michigan; four grandchildren, Ryan Cochell and his wife Lauren, Patrick Cochell, Burke Cochell and Claire Cochell. He was predeceased by his brothers Calvin, Charles and Robert Cochell.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church by the Rev. Brent Nichols. Burial was in the Church Cemetery. The body was placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
Visitation was from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Whitaker Funeral Home.
Casket bearers were Tim Berly, Scott Eberl, Mark Eberl, Paul Durance, Jay Berley, Michael Berley, Bruce Berley and Phil Berley.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 2496 S.C. Highway 773, Pomaria, SC 29126.
Ella B. Stevens
June 09, 2008
Ella B. Stevens, 78, formerly of 2045 Montgomery St., widow of William T. Stevens, died Monday, June 09, 2008 at Springfield Place.
Mrs. Stevens was born on January 27, 1930 in Winnsboro to the late Ransom Samuel and Ophelia Gray Bush. She was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church and was a retired employee of Newberry Mills.
Mrs. Stevens is survived by four sisters, Brenda Calvitt of Lexington, Annie Amick of Chester, Betty Gresham of Union, and Mary McJunkin of Newberry; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ransom “Randy” Bush of Silverstreet and John “Buddy” and Bobbie Bush of Honea Path; sister-in-law and husband, Shirley and Clarence Livingston; sisters-in-law: Cedalia Stevens, Virginia Stevens, Toby Bush, and Alice Bush; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by two sisters, Margaret Markee and Gladys Wilson; two brothers, Curtis Bush and Richard Bush; and a sister-in-law, Jean Bush.
Funeral services were conducted at 4:00 PM, Thursday, at Whitaker Funeral Home by Gail Willard. Interment was in Rosemont Cemetery.
Visitation was from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, at Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry.
Pallbearers were her nephews: Jimmy Wilson, Rocky Amick, Michael McJunkins, Christopher McJunkins, Wayne Gresham, Rusty Calvitt, and Sean Luke McJunkins.
Honorary pallbearers were David Bush, Roger Smith, Dale Atkerson, Mike Smith, and Freddie Loftis.
Memorials may be made to Springfield Place, 1330 Kinard St., Newberry, SC 29108.