The Newberry Observer Obituaries

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January 16, 2018

Randolph Wilson

Randolph Wilson

Newberry, SC

NEWBERRY — Randolph Lee Wilson, 81, died Saturday, January 13, 2018, at his residence. Born on November 7, 1936, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Leland Smith and Helen Snelgrove Wilson. He was a retired civil employee of Fort Jackson having worked in the commissary....

January 15, 2018

Alice Branham

Alice Branham

Blythwood, SC

BLYTHEWOOD — Alice Pauline Hawkins Branham, 97, of Blythewood, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Born June 30, 1920 in Prosperity, S.C., she was a daughter of the late George Wilbur and Annie Alice Kunkle Hawkins. Mrs. Branham was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus...

January 11, 2018

Paul Bedenbaugh

Paul Bedenbaugh

Prosperity, SC

PROSPERITY — Paul Nichols Bedenbaugh, 81, of Prosperity, died January 6, 2018 at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital. Born in Prosperity, he was the son of the late Horace and Colene Smith Bedenbaugh. Mr. Bedenbaugh earned a B.S. Degree from Newberry College and...

Franklin Berry

Franklin Berry

Newberry, SC

NEWBERRY — Sgt. Major Franklin Myron Berry, 73, of Newberry, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Lexington Medical Center. Born on March 14, 1944 in Bishopville, S.C., he was a son of the late Frank Berry and Marjorie Smith Berry. He was a 1971 graduate of Newberry College...

Published in The Newberry Observer from Jan. 9 to Jan. 11, 2018.

Cynthia Bright

Cynthia Bright

Newberry, SC

NEWBERRY — Cynthia Renee Bright, 56, of Newberry died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her residence. Born on January 1, 1962 in Union, she was a daughter of the late Grover C. Bright Sr. and Frances Shetley Bright. Ms. Bright enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling to the...

Published in The Newberry Observer from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2018.

Miles Watson

Miles Watson

Aiken, SC

AIKEN — Mr. Miles E. "Jimmy" Watson, 70, of Aiken, S.C., entered into rest peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018, with his wife of fifteen years, Mrs. Diane Brodie Watson and his family at his side. Born and raised in Chesterfield County, S.C., he was a son of the late Ben...

Published in The Newberry Observer from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2018.

January 8, 2018

Charles Frick

Charles Frick

Beech Creek, KY

BEECH CREEK, Ky. — Charles Kenneth Frick, 66, died December 17, 2017, at his home. Born on October 3, 1951, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Ubric and Betty Bedenbaugh Frick. He was a graduate of Chapin High School Class of 1969. Mr. Frick attended Midlands Tech and...

Katherine Shealy

Katherine Shealy

Newberry, SC

NEWBERRY — Col U.S. Air Force Nursing Corps (Ret.) Katherine Irene Shealy, 93, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Springfield Place. Born on August 20, 1924, in Newberry, to the late Clarence A. Shealy Sr. and Bertha Jones Shealy. She graduated from Newberry High School...

January 4, 2018

Gerald William "Vern" Gossett

Gerald William "Vern" Gossett

Prosperity, SC

PROSPERITY— Gerald "Vern" William Gossett of 137 Frandeena's Court, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at his home. He was born in Newberry, S.C. and was the son of the late Melvin and Ruby Silvers Gossett. Mr. Gossett retired from Georgia Pacific and served 22 years...

Published in The Newberry Observer from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2018.

Nelva Lindler

Nelva Lindler

Chapin, SC

CHAPIN — Nelva Shealy Lindler, 82, widow of L.A. Lindler, Jr. died Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born on April 5, 1935, in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Ethan J. and Elise Richardson Shealy. Mrs. Lindler was retired from General Electric and SCE&G. She was a...

Leroy Strickland

Leroy Strickland

Pomaria, SC

POMARIA — Leroy Strickland, 68, died Monday, January 1, 2018, at his residence. Born on February 19, 1949, in Florence, he was a son of the late Floyd and Grace Watson Strickland. He was retired from industrial construction. Mr. Strickland was a member of Still Water...

December 31, 2017

Norris Turner

Norris Turner

Greenwood, SC

GREENWOOD — Reverend Norris Blaze Turner died at his home, 1307 Rock House Road, Greenwood on Wednesday December 27, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 12 p.m. At Gethsemane Baptist Church in Blair, S.C. Funeral Service will be held...

December 25, 2017

Susan Gay

Susan Gay

Fredericksburg, SC

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Former Newberry resident Susan Summer Gay died on Saturday, Dec. 16, in Fredericksburg, Va., after a long illness. Mrs. Gay was born in Newberry to Harrison Summer and the former Evelyn Mills, graduating from Newberry High School in 1953 and later...

Jo Harrison

Jo Harrison

Spartanburg, SC

SPARTANBURG — Jocelyn "Jo" Epting Harrison, 86, widow of Robert Wilson Harrison formerly of Roebuck, S.C. and recently a resident of RoseCrest in Inman, SC died on Thursday, December 21, 2017, after a recent illness. Born November 24, 1931, in the Chappells area of Newberry...

Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 24 to Dec. 25, 2017.

Mary Thomas

Mary Thomas

Silverstreet, SC

SILVERSTREET — Mary Ann Traylor Thomas, 63, died Thursday, December 21, 2017, at her residence. Born on June 20, 1954, in Newberry, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Dorroh Traylor. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Mrs. Thomas is...

Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 24 to Dec. 25, 2017.

Fred Vigodsky

Fred Vigodsky

Pensacola, SC

PENSACOLA, Fla. — It is with great sadness that the family of Fred Vigodsky announces his sudden passing on December 11, 2017. Fred will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Brenda, his children, Holly Jurnovoy (Steven), Brett Vigodsky (Maria), and Craig Vigodsky...

December 21, 2017

Margaret Sims

Margaret Sims

Whitmire, SC

WHITMIRE — Mrs. Margaret McClurkin Sims entered into eternal rest on December 14, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on December 19, 2017 at Seekwell Baptist Church located at 6167 Brazelmans Bridge Road in Whitmire, S.C. Arrangements entrusted to Hunter Funeral...

Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 18 to Dec. 21, 2017.

December 19, 2017

Mattie Ringer

Mattie Ringer

Pomaria, SC

POMARIA — Mattie Gilliam Ringer, 98, widow of Gary Lee Ringer, died Saturday, December 16, 2017, at White Oak Manor. Born on September 28, 1919, in Pomaria, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Lula Berley Gilliam. She was the oldest member of Mt. Pleasant United...

Phoebe Stephens

Phoebe Stephens

Newberry, SC

NEWBERRY — Phoebe Inez Abrams Stephens, 97, widow of George E. Stephens, died Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Springfield Place. Born on June 27, 1920, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the Oscar H. and Phoebe Reagin Abrams. Mrs. Stephens attended Winthrop College and taught...

December 16, 2017

Frances Bartley

Frances Bartley

Newberry, SC

NEWBERRY — Frances McEntire Bartley, 95, widow of Robert Edward Bartley, died December 13, 2017 at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home. Born in Little Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Johnny Norris and Florence Boland McEntire. Mrs. Bartley was the retired owner and operator...

Phillip Jeter

Phillip Jeter

Whitmire, SC

WHITMIRE — Phillip Ryan Jeter, age 58, of 424 Colonial Drive, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017. He was born in Whitmire, S.C. and was a son of Charlie E. and Phyllis Eugenia McMurry Jeter, was retired from the South Carolina Electric and Gas and was currently employed...

Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 13 to Dec. 16, 2017.
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