James D. "J.D." Seymore
James D. “J.D.” Seymore, 83, of Newberry, died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at White Oak Manor.
He was born on March 5, 1926 in Ninety Six, a son of the late Wyly Hoyt and Mary Dominick Seymore. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and retired after more than 20 years from the National Guard. He worked for Kendall Mills, Oakland Plant and was a member of West End Baptist Church where he served as Deacon for a number of years.
Mr. Seymore is survived by his wife, Ruth Bradley Seymore; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda & Donald Knight of Newberry; grandchildren, Alisha Davenport and Kenneth Tucker of Newberry, Timothy Tucker and Stacey Brooks of Lexington, and Anita Fulmer and Alison Boland of Little Mountain; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Tucker and two sisters, Ruby and Barbara.
Visitation was from 6:30 to 7:30 P M on Friday at Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry. Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 AM, Saturday, at West End Baptist Church, Newberry, by the Rev. Kevin Carter. Interment were in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers were Kenneth Tucker, Timothy Tucker, Eric Davenport, Warren Fulmer, Brian Boland, Cody Price, Clay McConnell, Matthew Boland, Kolby Tucker, Liam Davenport, and Michael Brooks.
Honorary pallbearers were the staff of White Oak Manor, Newberry.
Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, P.O. Box 906, Newberry, SC 29108 or to White Oak Manor, 2555 Kinard St., Newberry, SC, 29018.
Lt. Colonel Louis Rock Lagasse
July 7, 2009
Lieutenant Colonel Louis Rock Lagasse, 73, of 87 Drayton Court, Prosperity, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Palmetto Richland Medical Center.
He was born in Cohoes, NY, a son of the late Louis Joseph and Aurore Guerin Lagasse. He retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of Service. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and also served in Saudi Arabia and Germany. At his retirement he was serving as the Assistant to the Comptroller of the U.S. Army in the Pentagon. He also retired from Calculon, Inc. and was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.
Lt. Col. Lagasse is survived by his wife, Joan Miller Lagasse; 2 sons and their wives, Steve and Dianne Lagasse of Chapin and Brian and Margaret Lagasse of Huntsville, AL; a brother and his wife, Ronald and Donna Lagasse of Scotia, NY; and 9 grandchildren, Cindy Lagasse, Christopher Lagasse, Stephanie Lagasse, Hannah Lagasse, Joseph Lagasse, Patrick Lagasse, Matthew Lagasse, Meghan Lagasse, and Timothy Lagasse.
Funeral Mass was conducted at 10:00 A.M. Friday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church by the Father Andrew Vollkommer. The interment services were conducted at 2:00 PM Friday in Fort Jackson National Cemetery with full Military Honors.
Rosary was recited at 7:00 P.M Thursday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Visitation did follow the Rosary and lasted until 9:00 P.M.
Pallbearers were his grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Honor Flight, 551 Granby Lane, Columbia, SC 29201.
David Willis Martin
July 5, 2009
David Willis Martin, 39, of Columbia died Sunday at his residence
He was born in Wichita, KS on May 24, 1970 a son of Colette R. Martin and the late Michael E. Martin. He was a computer technician and recently celebrated his 10 year anniversary with the SCANA Corporation. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served in the Gulf War. He was also a member of the Marine Corp League. David had a love of photography but his true passion was his family.
In addition to his mother of Irmo, Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Christy Lynn Martin; two daughters, Shelby L. and Rowan P. Martin of the home; a half-sister, Veronique Arrowood of OK; and a half-brother, Eric Helfgott of Columbia. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Willis and Mildred Martin of Newberry.
The family did receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church in West Columbia. A private interment service were conducted.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Mid Atlantic Affiliate, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, PA 23058-5216.
Harmon E. Brehmer
July 6, 2009
Harmon E. Brehmer, 74, of 3270 Sandy Run Creek Rd, Kinards, died Monday at Lexington Medical Center.
He was born in Clinton, SC on April 13, 1935 a son of the late Harmon E. and Ruby Fellers Brehmer. He was a graduate of Newberry College and retired from Champion International Corporation. He was a member of Silverstreet Lutheran Church.
Mr. Brehmer is survived by his wife, Louella Hamm Brehmer; two sons and daughters-in-law, Harmon E. and Cathy Brehmer, Jr. of Newberry and Karl S. and Debbie Brehmer of Irmo; five grandchildren, Thomas Brehmer, Andrew Brehmer, Kim Willis, Michelle Baker and Dan Santis; and seven great grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his brother, Henry F. Brehmer.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Silverstreet Lutheran Church by the Rev. Floyd E. Sides and the Rev. J. Harry Crout. Interment will be in Silverstreet Lutheran Church Cemetery.
The family did receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry.
Pallbearers were his nephews, Henry Brehmer, Jr., Mike Brehmer, and Steve Brehmer and great nephews, Neal Brehmer, Kevin Brehmer and Lance Brehmer.
Honorary pallbearers were Jake Epting, Maffett Fant, Harold Ruff, Bob Jolly, Wayne Kesler, Randolph Johnson, Ted Timmerman, Tom Hawkins, Jimmy Longshore and Jimmy Bowers.
Memorials may be made to Silverstreet Lutheran Church, General Fund, 120 Long Street, Silverstreet, SC 29145.
Thomas Jefferson McKie, Jr.
July 3, 2009
Thomas Jefferson McKie, Jr., 96, of Chapin, died Friday, July 03, 2009 at Generations of Chapin.
Mr. McKie was born on January 26, 1913 in Augusta, GA to the late Thomas Jefferson and Janette Bonds McKie. He served as a machinist mate in the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II.
Pursuant to his wishes no formal funeral services will be held.
Lera Duncan Dickert
August 23, 2009
Lera Duncan Dickert, 93, formerly of Leita Street, widow of Daniel C. Dickert, Sr. died Sunday August 23, at White Oak Manor, Newberry.
She was born in Newberry, July 23, 1916, the daughter of the late Clarence and Lera Long Duncan. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Dickert is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel C., Jr. and Sandra Dickert of Prosperity; Ronald C., Sr., and Rosemarie Dickert, of Newberry; two sons-in-law, Robert L. Forbis, of Newberry, and Leo F. Thomas, Jr. of Lexington; a brother, Paul Duncan of Newberry; a sister, Kathryn Riebe of Newberry; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughters, Peggy D. Forbis and Susan D. Thomas, five sisters, and two brothers.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 A.M., Wednesday, at the Whitaker Funeral Home by the Rev. Dr. Stephen Todd and Rev. Caldwell Day. Burial was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M., Tuesday, at Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry.
Active pallbearers were Cannon Dickert, Ronnie Dickert, Jr., Ryan Dickert, Mark Kesler, Shannon Pollard and Andy Senn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to White Oak Manor 2555 Kinard Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 511 O’Neal Street, Newberry, SC 29108.
James L. Barefield
August 10, 2009
James L. Barefield, 63, of 3719 Deer Lane, Newberry, died Monday, August 10, 2009 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia
He was born in Mexia, TX on April 28, 1946. He was an employee of Work Services, Inc. of Newberry.
Mr. Barefield is survived by numerous friends and co-workers.
Private funeral services were conducted.
Mary Helen Slice Hyler
August 8, 2009
Mary Helen Slice Hyler, 69, of 1602 First St., Newberry, widow of Billy G. Hyler, Jr., died Saturday at her residence.
She was born on September 24, 1939, a daughter of the late James J. “Jim” and Carrie Boland Slice. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Hyler was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law; Bridget and Arthur Moody, of Newberry and Jacqueline and Dwight Watson of West Columbia; and a grandson, Brandon Hyler of Newberry. She was predeceased by a daughter, Rhonda Faye Hyler; and brothers, John Slice, Jake Slice, Sam Slice, Calvin Slice, Mendal Slice, and Robert Slice.
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, at Bethany Lutheran Church by the Rev. Dr. Robert McCullum. Interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery, Springdale Section.
The family was at the residence of Bridget and Arthur Moody, 208 Rollin Rd., Newberry and did receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Wednesday, at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry.
Active pallbearers were Bobby Fuller, Barry Cathcart, Billy Watson, JR Roper, Brandon Hyler, and Lee Turner.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29204; or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas TX 75265-0309.