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UNION, SC-- Mr. Hoyt Haney, age 82, widower of Vivian Addis "Sis" Haney of 1128 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy., Union, passed away Monday February 4, 2013 at his home.
Mr. Haney was born in Pea Ridge, July 18, 1930, a son of the late Horace G. Haney and Clara Bell James Haney. He was a graduate of Kelly Pinckney High School and had served his country in the U.S. Army Paratroopers. Mr. Haney was a retired South Carolina ABC agent and later owned and operated Plantin Place. He also wrote the column called "The Pea Ridge News" for the Union Daily Times and previously for the Grapevine.
Mr. Haney was a 50-year member of the Mt. Joy Masonic Lodge, a 40-year member of the Union Masonic Lodge, a member of the York Rite Bodies, the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry and the Hejaz Shriners. He was a member of the Jonesville American Legion, the Redmen of Buffalo and had served on the Board of the Kelly-Kelton Fire Department.
An active member of Foster's Chapel United Methodist Church, Mr. Haney served as head usher and had served on several committees of the church over the years. Mr. Hoyt and Mrs. Sis were considered as "adopted grandparents" to many children of the church, offering little tokens of love every Sunday. Mr. Haney was a very loved and respected gentleman by his many friends, his community and his family.
Survivors include nephews, Kenneth "Cooter" Knox and wife Marie, Dennis "Sput" Knox and David Knox and wife Mary, Steven Addis and Donald Addis, all of Union, and Jeff Addis of Jonesville; nieces, Frances K. Burton of Greenville, Leslie Putze and husband Mike of Spartanburg; a sister-in-law, Ada Gregg of Jonesville; special caregivers, Beth Martin and Jane Lawson; and several close cousins.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday February 5, 2013 at Foster's Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Glenn Ribelin.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Tony Farr, Howard Whitehead, Bubba Harvey, Calvin Payton, Cam Robinson and Evans Crocker.
The following are asked to served as the honorary escort: Bogan Fowler, J.D. Bright, Billy Gregory, Michael "Snake" Robinson, Sheriff David Taylor, William Jolly and Howard Wells. Present and former members of Union County Law Enforcement and Union County Firefighters are asked to sit in a group.
Visitation will be held 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Foster's Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 611, Union, SC 29379.
The family is at the home, 1128 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy., Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneral homes.com)
Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.
310 S. South St. Union, SC 29379
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2013