LEESVILLE - Edmond Cooper loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather - age 86, of Leesville, South Carolina died February 7, 2005, after a brief illness. Ed was the son of Andrew Jackson Cooper and Rosie Marie Williams, and was born in Salley, South Carolina on July 30, 1918. He was married to Melba E. Rodgers, daughter of Bersheba Hall and Merso Rodgers, for almost 57 years. He is survived by his wife Melba, his sister Bernice Cooper Rowe, and Edmond and Melba’s family of two children and their spouses, 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Edmond served as a Staff Sergeant in Company “B” of the 11th Engineering Combat Battalion during World War II. He participated in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns, earning several medals including the American Defense Service Medal with One Bronze Service Star, the EAMET Campaign Medal with Two Bronze Service Stars, the American Theatre Campaign Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal. He went on to continue his service as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army from which he retired in 1968, having also earned a National Defense Service Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster).
Edmond and Melba married in 1948. Their son and his wife are Ronald Edmond Cooper and Veva Richter, and their daughter and her husband are Kathryn Faith Cooper and Gregory Hugh Smith. Their grandchildren are Jennifer Cooper, Christopher Cooper, Regina S. and Shane C. Joiner, Christina S. and Daniel B. Winters, Katrina S. and Cory K. Critchley, Adina K. Smith, Gregory H. M. Smith and Benjamin A. L. Smith. Their great-grandchild is Amelia Grace Winters.
Visitation for Edmond will be held at Wagener Chapel of Blizzard Funeral Home on February 9, 2005, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The funeral home is located at 163 South Main Street, Wagener, South Carolina. On February 10, 2005, there will be a 3:00 P.M. Funeral Service at Convent Baptist Church, located at 787 Convent Church Road, Leesville, South Carolina, 29070 followed by a Burial Service in the family’s plot in the cemetery of Pauline Church of Christ on Route 178 in Fairview, South Carolina. Both will be accompanied by full military honors.
The Reverends Bill Padgett, Jimmy F. Rodgers, and Sam Fulmer will officiate at the Funeral Service. The Love Sunday School Class and Deacons of Convent Baptist Church will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
The family asks that those wishing to make contributions in lieu of flowers contribute to Convent Baptist Church or to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, G. A. 30358.
Grace Mize Fredrick
June 25, 1947 - December 1, 2004
WAGENER - A Service to Honor and Celebrate the Life of Mrs. Grace Mize Frederick, of Lake Edisto in Wagener will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 11th at the Swansea First Baptist Church, 145 South Church St. The Rev. Terry C. Wilder and the Rev. Larry Hays will officiate. Memorials of Love are asked to be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, S. C. Chapter at 1247 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo, S. C. 29063 of The Swansea First Baptist Church at P. O. Box 550, Swansea, S. C. 29160.
Mrs. Frederick was born in Charleston. She was the daughter of Mrs. Helen Wilkins Myers and the late Carl Mize. She was a member of Swansea First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Frederick is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 22 1/2 years, Bobby Frederick, her mother, brothers and sisters-in-law Grier Mize of Bishopville, Matt and Jackie Mize of Columbia, Carl H. and Caroline Mize of Mt. Pleasant, sister Betsy Petitt of Orlando, FL. and, nephew Todd Mize of South Congaree.
Blizzard Funeral Home, 153 South Main St, Wagener (803) 564-5333 is in charge of arrangements.
Heyward F. Clamp, Sr.
September 7, 1916- December 6, 2004
EDISTO ISLAND - Mr. Heyward Felton Clamp, Sr., 88, of 1370 Highway 174, Edisto Island and formerly of Salley entered into rest Monday, December 6th. Graveside Service will be Thursday, December 9th at 2 p.m. in the Salley Oak View Cemetery. Rev. Tony Neal and Rev. Henry Cooper will officiate.
Mr. Clamp was a member of Salley Baptist Church. He was retired from Savannah River Plant, he was also a farmer and World War II Veteran. He was an U. S. Army Sergeant and Drill Instructor. His company went ashore on the beach of Normandy, fought at the Battle of The Bulge, and Mr. Clamp was a recipient of 2 Bronze Stars.
Mr. Clamp was the husband of the late Esther Flora Long Clamp. He was the son of the late James Felton and Minnie Bell Chandler Clamp.
Mr. Clamp is survived by his two sons and daughters in-law, Heyward F. Clamp, Jr and wife Sharon and Teddy L. Clamp and wife Brenda all of Edisto Island, and grandchildren; Jessica Susan Clamp, Melissa Anne Clamp, Lucky William Baker, Sharon Anne Rauch, and great grandchild Stephanie Rauch, and sister, Edieth C. Watts of Pageland, numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Salley Oaklawn Cemetery or the Old Salley School Museum, P. O. Box 441, Salley, S. C. 29137. Blizzard Funeral Home, 153 South Main St., Wagener is in charge of services.
James P. "Pete" Gilbert, Jr.
PELION - A Graveside Service for Mr. James Preston "Pete" Gilbert, Jr., 78, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 7th in the Dean's Chapel Cemetery near Saluda.
Mr. Gilbert was born in Anderson County, the son of the late James P. Gilbert, Sr. and Martha Sellars Gilbert. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, Mr. Gilbert is survived by sons Terry and Johnny Gilbert of California, sister Pauline Storey, and close friends Gerald and Carolyn Pilot all of Lexington. Special thanks to his care givers at the Brian Center. Arrangements conducted by Blizzard Funeral Home, 153 South Main St, Wagener (803) 564-5333.
Fern H. "Monk" Garvin
November 24, 1920 - November 29, 2004
WAGENER - Mr. Fern Hansen "Monk" Garvin, 84, entered into rest Monday, November 29th, 2004.
Mr. Garvin was born in Aiken County. He was the son of the late Robert Wesley and Minerva Savannah Poole Garvin. He was preceded in death by his son Richard Allen Garvin and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Garvin was a veteran of the U. S. Army.
Mr. Garvin is survived by a wife of 56 years, Ruth B. Garvin of Wagener, several nieces and nephews and, special friend Bobby Hydrick.
Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p. m. Thursday, December 2nd at the Wagener Cemetery with the Rev. Dave Robinson officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 1st at the Wagener Chapel of Blizzard Funeral Home, 153 South Main St., Wagener (803) 564-5333. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of S. C. at 500 Taylor St. Ste. 101, Columbia, SC 29201-3000.
Myra C. Poole
August 30, 1929 - November 27, 2004
SALLEY - Mrs. Myra Louise Cooper Poole, 75, entered into rest Saturday November 27th, 2004.
Mrs. Poole was born in Aiken County. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Lula Cooper Cooper. She was also preceded in death by her husband James Riley Poole and brother Otis Cooper. She was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Poole is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Jennie and Sammy Hydrick, Marie and David Malatesta, Libby and Don Callahan, son and daughter-in-law James Ray and Rhonda Poole all of Salley, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sisters Mary Ellen Jeffcoat and Lula Bell Senn of Wagener, sisters and brothers-in-law Rachel and M. C. Poole of Perry, Katie Ruth and Larry Hamilton of Troy, N. C., brother and sister-in-law John R. and Hazel Cooper of Perry and Aunt Reba Ennis of Perry.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 28th from 6 to 8 p.m., Blizzard Funeral Home, 153 South Main St., Wagener, S.C. (803) 564-5333.
The Funeral Service will be Monday, November 29th at 4:00 p.m., Clinton United Methodist Church with the Reverend David Williamson officiating. Mrs. Poole will be placed in the church at 3:00 p.m.. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Clinton United Methodist Church at 333 Hollow Creek Road, Salley, S.C. 29137 or the charity of choice.
Myrtle H. Garvin
March 25, 1924 - November 21, 2004
KITCHINGS MILL - Mrs. Myrtle Heath Garvin, 80, entered into rest Sunday November 21st .
Mrs. Garvin was born in Aiken County. She was the daughter of the late Portman and Dora Owens Heath. Mrs. Garvin was the beloved wife of the late Ray P. Garvin and also preceded in death by son Gene Garvin, sister Helen H. Huff, and brothers Randolph, Harry, Edgar, Haskell, Jessie, and Robert Heath. Mrs. Garvin was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wagener. Mrs. Garvin is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Tommy and Merry Beth Garvin of Kitchings Mill, daughter-in-law Pam Garvin of Wagener, grandchildren Tom R. Garvin II and wife Stacy of Springfield, Rae Leigh Garvin Warner and husband Kevin of Kitchings Mill, Gregg Garvin of Columbia, Chad and Troy Carpenter of Wagener, great grandchildren Trent, Catherine and Megan Garvin, brother-in-law Edwin Garvin of Aiken and sister-in-law Virginia Thomas of Walterboro and special friend Toni Beam.
The family of Mrs. Garvin expresses their sincerest thanks to the staff of Pepper Hill Nursing Center for their devoted and loving care. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 23rd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wagener Chapel of Blizzard Funeral Home, 163 South Main St, Wagener (803) 564-5333. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Family Life Center P.O. Box 398 Wagener, S.C. 29164. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 24th at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wagener. Burial will be in the Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. David Robinson will officiate.
Wilson Rosswell "Pete" Quattlebaum, Jr.
WAGENER - Mr. Wilson Rosswell "Pete" Quattlebaum, Jr., 83, entered into rest Tuesday, February 8th, 2005.
Mr. Pete was born in Aiken County. He was the son of the late Wilson Rosswell Quattlebaum, Sr. and Sara Ruth Kitchings Quattlebaum. He was also preceded in death by his wife Jerry Tyler Quattlebaum and son Ross Quattlebaum. Mr. Pete was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Navy where he served in the Seabee's. He was a member of Perry Baptist Church and a member of VFW Post 6304. Mr. Pete is survived by his daughters Jenny T. Sisk of Atlanta, GA, Roxanne H. Farkas and her husband Dennis of Springfield, sisters Betty Onley of Columbia and Mary Geerlings of Jacksonville, FL, grandchildren Karry and Michelle Quattlebaum, and Kim Woodruff, great grandchildren Cole Asbill, Kelsey Quattlebaum and Braden Quattlebaum and, special friend and care giver Jeanette Barnes of Wagener. A Graveside Service will be held at 3:00 p. m. Friday, February 11th at the Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemeterywith military honors. The Rev. Brian Thomason will officiate with VFW Post 6304 serving as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, February 10th at the Blizzard Funeral Home,153 Main St., South, Wagener (803) 564-5333. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the MCG Foundation, Children's Network at 919 Fifteenth St. Augusta, GA. 30912.
Wagener Mr. Raymond Howard Henderson, 70 of 397 Edisto Lake Road, entered into rest Sunday January 2nd, 2005 at his residence after a valiant battle with cancer. Mr. Henderson was born on August 5, 1934 in Columbia, son of the late Jesse R. "Bud" and Bettie Metz Henderson of Columbia. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wagener.
Mr. Henderson was a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Until his retirement in 1991, he worked in Naval Intelligence, focusing on underwater acoustics. His research on nuclear submarines and noise reduction during the Cold War led to the development of new national defense strategies and new Naval systems.
After his 31 year career, Mr. Henderson retired home to South Carolina. He was designated a Master Tree Farmer, with long leaf and loblolly tree farms in Kitchings Mill and Perry. He enjoyed his John Deere tractor and bush hogging.
Mr. Henderson is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Amelia Brodie Henderson, daughters and sons-in-law Ramona and Dennis Brady of Houston, Texas and Andrea and Michael McFadden of Chapin, SC, and two adored granddaughters Elizabeth and Emily McFadden, also of Chapin.
Funeral Services will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Wagener on Thursday, January 6 at 3:00 p.m. by the Reverend Dave Robinson, with interment to follow at Perry Baptist Church Cemetery, Perry, SC. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5th at the Wagener Chapel of Blizzard Funeral Home, 163 South Main St, Wagener (803) 564-5333 .
Serving as active pallbearers are Martin Brodie of Atlanta, GA, Wade Brodie of Aiken, Michael McFadden of Chapin, John Ricci of Snellville, GA, Charles Lorick and Franklin Shealy of Columbia, Sam Smith of Wagener, and Roy Walker of Gaston. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Archie Blanks and Wayne Edwards of Columbia, Doug Busbee, Jim Ferrara and Herb Terry of Wagener.
Memorials may be made to
Perry Baptist Church Building Fund
PO Box 498 Wagener, S.C. 29164
109 West Hospital Drive,
West Columbia, S. C. 29169
Wagener First Baptist Church Building Fund
PO Box 398, Wagener, S. C. 29164
or the the charity of your choice.
Tony H. Hutto, Sr.
April 3, 1949 - December 18, 2004
WAGENER - Mr. Tony Hale Hutto, Sr., 55, went home to be with his Lord Saturday, December 18, 2004.
Mr. Hutto was born in Augusta, Ga. the son of Martha Pamelia Clem Hutto and the late Fred Hale "Butch" Hutto. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of West Columbia.
Mr. Hutto is survived by his wife of 35 years, Shirley of Wagener, his mother of N. Augusta, sons and daughters-in-love Tony H. "Bubba" Hutto, Jr. and Michelle of N. Augusta, Shane Hutto and Brandy and Matthew Hutto and Tina of Wagener, and 3 grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, December 20th from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Building. The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, December 21st at 3:00 p.m. in the Calvary Baptist Church with the Reverend Vernon Pritchard officiating. Mr. Hutto will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Tony request that memorials be made to Calvary Baptist Church Missions, 3254 Princeton Road, West Columbia, S.C. 29170. Special thanks and appreciation to Dr. Rosemary Lambert-Falls, Cindy Furtick and the staff of S. C. Oncology. Blizzard Funeral Home, 153 South Main St., Wagener, S.C. (803) 564-5333 is in charge of arrangements.
Chalma O. Blackwell
NEW HOLLAND - Chalma O'Neal Blackwell died Saturday morning, February 19, 2005.
Mr. Blackwell was born in Lexington County. He was the son of the late Lillie Mae Hutto Heyward and Lee Andrew Blackwell. He was a World War II veteran having served in the U. S. Navy. Mr. Blackwell is survived by his wife Denise G. Blackwell, children Stephen (Nancy) Lodato, Debbie (Rodney) Wall, Lee (Robin) Blackwell, Craig (Peggy) Blackwell, Frederick (Karen) Prendergast, Dawn Prendergast and William Keeley, sister Alberta Blackwell, 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The Memorial Service for Mr. Blackwell will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials
be made to the American Lung Association at 1817
Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201. Blizzard Funeral Home, 153 South Main St, Wagener (803)
564-5333 is in charge of arrangements.
New Holland - Mr. Brodie Hall, 83, entered into rest Tuesday, February 15th, 2005.
Mr. Hall was born in Aiken County. He was the son of the late Henry and Lizzie Hutto Hall and was also preceded in death by grandson Brodie Scott Reynolds. Mr. Hall was a member of Wagener United Methodist Church where he actively served on many committees. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army Air Corp. Mr. Hall was a carpenter and taught in Aiken County Public Schools for twenty years.
Mr. Hall is survived by his wife Margie Gantt Hall, twin daughters Linda H. Brazell and Brenda H. Reynolds both of Lexington and daughter Sue H. Whisenant, grandchildren Ronnie Brazell, Mike Brazell, Steve Lucas, Eddie Brazell, Brent Reynolds, Michael Whisenant, Jr. and Ashley Whisenant, great grandsons Cameron, Hunter and Braxton Brazell, Ren Lucas and great daughter Lauren Lucas on the way.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 18th at 3 p.m. in the Wagener United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kristen Richardson-Frick officiating . Active pallbearers will be the grandsons and great grandson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Bradley, Dr. Bill Gallman, Warren Whitson, Andy Reeves, Jim Frazier and Lyndon Carey. Mr. Hall will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Wagener Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, February 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Wagener Chapel of Blizzard Funeral Home, 163 Main St., South (803) 564-5333. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Wagener United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 265, Wagener, S.C. 29164.
Budlow B. Busbee
July 31, 1925-Dec. 1, 2004
WAGENER - Mr. Budlow Bertrand Busbee, 79, entered into rest Wednesday, December 1st, 2004.
Mr. Busbee was born in Edgefield County. He was the son of the late Coy and Florida Ann Lamb Busbee. He was also preceded in death by his brother Harold Busbee. Mr. Busbee was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII where he served in an Engineering Battalion. He was a member of Bethcar Baptist Church and the Men's Sunday School Class. He retired from the Clearwater Finishing Plant after 27 years of service.
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Ruthie Mae Busbee, son and daughter-in-law Jimmy J. and Lois Ann Busbee, daughters and sons-in-law Janie Ruth and Douglas Shumpert and, Robin and Danny McCormick, grandchildren Joseph Anthony Farkas and, Dana and Mark Arbaugh, 5 great grandchildren, sister Margie Kneece, sister-in-law June Busbee and, numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 3rd at Blizzard Funeral Home, 153 South Main St., Wagener (803) 564-5333. Funeral Service will be Saturday December 4th at 3:00 p.m. in the Bethcar Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Addy and the Rev. Olin Sizemore officiating. Mr. Busbee will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bethcar Baptist Church at P.O. Box 546, Wagener, SC 29164.
Susie Jane Poole Hallman
SALLEY - Mrs. Susie Jane Poole Hallman, 81, entered into rest Sunday March 6th, 2005.
Mrs. Hallman was born in Aiken County. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Marion and Ada Williamson Poole. She was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church where she was actively involved in many areas of ministry.
Mrs. Hallman is survived by her husband of 63 years Harry E. Hallman, children Hazel and Ray Hanna, Shirley and James A. "Ringo" Jones, and Brenda and David Steen all of Salley, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and sister Ada Mae Hutto also of Salley.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 8th from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Wagener Chapel of Blizzard Funeral Home, 163 Main St. South, Wagener, S.C. (803) 564-5333.
The Funeral Service will be Wednesday, March 9th at 3:30 p.m., at Clinton United Methodist Church with the Reverend David Williamson officiating. Mrs. Hallman will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Clinton United Methodist Church at 333 Hollow Creek Road, Salley, S.C. 29137.