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James W. Liston


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James W. Liston Obituary
James W. (Jim) Liston, of Penrose, NC, passed away at his home on Saturday, February 27, 2016, following a long illness. He was born in Colleton County, SC, near Smoaks, in September of 1929, son of the late J.D. and Evelyn Liston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ann Liston, of Orangeburg, SC, and his former wife, Joan Murray Liston, of Charleston, SC.
He graduated from Clemson University in 1951, and, for most of his career, worked for South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCANA). In his last position with the company he was Manager of Electric Operations for Metro Charleston and played a key role in restoring power following Hurricane Hugo. He retired in 1993. In 1997 he began building a cabin in Penrose, and later moved from Charleston to live in his cabin in the mountains.
He is survived by his daughter, Evelyn (Lyn) Liston of New York City; his son, John (Richard) Liston of Asheville; his brother John M. (Terry) Liston and his wife, Frieda, of Taylors, SC; nephews William (Rallie) Liston and his wife, Joy, of Woodruff, SC, and Phillip Liston and his wife, Elaine, of Taylors, SC; two great-nieces, Amy Verga and her husband, Ron, of Greer, SC, and Joanna Neal and her husband, Christan, of Anderson, SC; and two great-nephews, Jordan Liston and his wife, Melissa, of Roebuck, SC, and Wesley Liston and his wife, Virginia, of Charleston, SC; and two great-great-nephews and one great-great niece.
A memorial service will be held on March 12, 2016, at 2:00 PM at St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 1020 Asheville Highway, in Brevard, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC, 28731, the Little River Volunteer Fire Department, 1280 Crab Creek Road, Penrose, NC, or to any charitable organization that helps people directly, such as the American Red Cross.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2016
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