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McEachern, Peggy G.  
Peggy G. McEachern HAMILTON, Mont. — Peggy G. McEachern, 95 years, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2015 at Discovery Care in Hamilton. She was born in Eufaula, Alabama to James and Rosa Goodroe. She graduated from high school there. While taking courses at Auburn University, she met her "forever sweetheart," Hap McEachern, a student at Clemson Military College. He called her "Red" for her flaming red hair. They fell in love and secretly eloped, with wildflowers for her bridal bouquet. The marriage was kept secret until Hap graduated since Clemson cadets were not allowed to marry. They settled in Florida where Hap worked as an entomologist in the Everglades. He was then transferred to Alpine, Texas where their daughter was born and where they spent countless hours exploring Big Bend Nation Park. From there he was transferred to Florela, Alabama where their son was born. Another transfer sent them to Colorado and finally California, where Hap worked for the department of Agriculture and Peg eventually went to work for the state of California as an accountant in Sacramento. Peg and Hap spent their vacations camping, hiking and fishing all over the west. Peggy embarrassed her children by always sniffing pine trees to identify the variety, and risking arrest for picking forbidden wildflowers. Her favorite pastimes while camping were fishing and feeding chipmunks and sitting around the campfire at night. At home she was an avid reader with wide interests, a flower lover, expert bridge player, knitter, music lover and good southern cook. She moved to Hamilton when her husband of 50 years passed away and enjoyed all her five great-grandchildren's activities, family gatherings and feeding chipmunks in the woods. She is survived by daughter Linda (John); son Michael (Nancy); grandson Aaron; granddaughter Annemarie (Ken); and five great grandchildren, and nephews Jack and Charles McEachern, who will all miss her dearly. She will be buried beside her husband in Longtown, South Carolina with private services in the fall. Our special thanks to Hospice & Discovery Care for their kindness and special care.
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Published in The Herald Independent from May 15 to May 16, 2015
Phillips Jr., Herman Grady "Phil"  
WINNSBORO — He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Micah 6:8 Herman Grady "Phil" Phillips Jr., husband of Hannah Patrick Phillips, died May 11, 2015. Absolute in his faith in Jesus Christ, uncompromising in his ethics, and fierce in his loyalty, he was a thoughtful man who truly made a difference in the lives of others. Although he was an astute businessman and leader, he considered his greatest accomplishment his family. He was deeply devoted to his wife Hannah of nearly 62 years, and loved his children and grandchildren wholeheartedly. He especially enjoyed hunting and gathering with his family at "The Philanna" at Lake Wateree. Mr. Phillips was the epitome of a Southern Christian gentleman. Visitation was held at Pope Funeral Home, 521 South Congress Street on Wednesday, May 13, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The funeral service was held at First Baptist Church, 1373 Newberry Road on Thursday, May 14, 11:00 a.m. with burial following at the First Baptist Church Cemetery on Hudson Street Extension. Mr. Phillips was born in Canton, Georgia, on March 8, 1928, to Lucile Coker Phillips and Herman Grady Phillips Sr. He attended Mt. Zion Institute in Winnsboro, and graduated high school from The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated from Mars Hill Junior College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952 before joining his father at Phillips Granite Company. President of Phillips Granite Company for three and a half decades, Mr. Phillips loved his work. Through his gentle and loving nature, it was evident that he considered his employees an extension of his family. He was a past president of the American Monument Association and was a member of the Monument Builders of North America. He was a faithful and lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Winnsboro, where he served as a Deacon, a Sunday school teacher, a Trustee and on the Finance Committee. He was instrumental in the formation and development of the First Baptist Church Cemetery. He cared almost daily for the maintenance and growth of the cemetery in its earliest days. Finding joy in service, Mr. Phillips was involved in numerous organizations; he served as a Director of the Bank of Fairfield and later a Director of the Winnsboro branch of South Carolina National Bank; a Board member of Charleston Supply Company, Matthews Morse Supply Company, Augusta Mill Supply, Southeastern Steel Company of Charlotte, and Mill and Contractors Supply Company of Wilmington, NC. He also served as president of Commercial Realty Corporation of Columbia. A Paul Harris Fellow, Mr. Phillips was a past president and member of the Rotary Club of Winnsboro for 56 years. He was especially fond of hosting Rotary Exchange students from Austria, Switzerland and England. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, a charter member of the Fairfield County Historical Society, charter member and former president of the Winnsboro Cotillion, a member of Wateree Homeowners Association, and the Wateree River Alliance. In 1986, the Phillips family was chosen as "The South Carolina Family of the Year" based on the family's unity, individual growth and service to the community. In one of the letters of recommendation, Mr. Phillips was described as a steady anchor that grounded his family, as well as a lighthouse that led his family. In addition to his wife, Mr. Phillips is survived by four children, Herman Grady (Dora) Phillips III, of White Oak; Jane Patrick Phillips of White Oak, Helen Phillips (Scott) Vanvick of Greenville, and Hannah Phillips (Dr. Charles) Blanton of Charlotte; twelve grandchildren, Hannah Brown Phillips (Rev. Chris) Spires, Ruthie Phillips (Dr. Sam) Joyner, Mary Grace Phillips (Eric) Faulk, Sarah Phillips (Bradley) Phillips, Herman Grady Phillips IV, Rebekah Phillips, Caroline Vanvick, Matthew (Virginia) Vanvick, Will Vanvick, Virginia Blanton, Charles Blanton, and Brown Blanton; and four great-grandchildren, Henning Spires, Whitman Spires, McTeer Spires, and Fitz Joyner. He is also survived by his sister, Anne Phillips Hamilton of Greenville, and was pre-deceased by his sister, Betty Jo Phillips Washington of Conway. The family would like to thank the entire staff of National Health Care Parklane, Fairfield Medical Associates, and Fairfield Memorial Hospital for the loving care and support he received. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Gideons International (P.O. Box 1142, Winnsboro, SC 29180) to provide God's Word through the distribution of Bibles, or to The First Baptist Church Cemetery Fund (P. O. Box 59, Winnsboro, SC 29180). We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8 Pope Funeral Home is assisting the Phillips family. Online condolences can be sent to the Phillips family at www.popefuneralhomesc.com
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Published in The Herald Independent from May 15 to May 16, 2015
Sims, Clarence Grady "Shorty"  
SUMTER — Clarence Grady "Shorty" Sims, 85, went to be with his wife of 50 years, Betty Wilson Sims, Friday, May 15, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Winnsboro, he was a son of the late John M. and Nannie Sims. He was a member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church and attended Eastside Baptist Church. He was a member of the Sumter Mason Lodge #364. He worked for A&P Grocery Store for 28 years and retired from Kentucky Fried Chicken. Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Sims Brunson (Eddie) of Sumter; two grandchildren; Jason E. Brunson and Lauren A. Brunson both of Sumter; a great-granddaughter, Kaylee Brunson; a sister, Betty Wilson of Florida; and a brother, John Sims of Winnsboro. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015, in the Royal Pines Cemetery in Winnsboro. The family received friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Eastside Baptist Church, 701 Boulevard Rd., Sumter, SC 29153. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in The Herald Independent from May 19 to May 20, 2015
Williams, Myria Wilson  
WINNSBORO — Mrs. Myria Wilson Williams died, May 1, 2015 in Lenexa, Kan. Mrs. Williams was born in Winnsboro, S.C., on April 26, 1931. Myria was the daughter of the late Eddie S. Wilson and Nellie Gardner Wilson. Myria worked for the US Government in Washington and in the family business until her retirement. Mrs. Williams is survived by her daughter Marsha Ditto (Johnny) of Sunrise Beach, Mo.; her son David of Olathe, Kansas, and two adopted sons, George (Maureen) of Rockville, Maryland, and Richard of Ocean City, Maryland, and grandchildren, Josh and Jonathan Ditto, Jodi Borelli (Frank), great-grandchildren Rocco and Abriana. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Williams was predeceased by her husband George B. Williams and her brother, Alfred L. Wilson. Mrs. Williams is survived by her sisters, Dorothy Branham of Winnsboro, Frances Gunter and her husband, Luther of Columbia, Abbie Skipper of Jacksonville, Fla., Mary Nickas and her husband, George of Columbia. A graveside service for Myria Wilson Williams will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Royal Pines Cemetery in Winnsboro, S.C. Pope Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.popefuneralhomesc.com .
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Published in The Herald Independent from May 22 to May 23, 2015
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