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Fair, Eleanor Judith Wrenn - Chapin  
Eleanor Judith Wrenn Fair CHAPIN - Mrs. Eleanor Judith Wrenn Fair, 72, of Chapin, S.C., passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016, surrounded by many members of her loving family. From her birth in Greensboro, N.C., on April 28, 1944, to her death on Thursday, Judy was a light in this world through her generosity of spirit and faith. She was a daughter of the late Clyde and Eleanor Wrenn and one of five sisters. Judy was a devoted wife, mother of three and grandmother to six grandchildren who adored her. In her younger life, she was a ballroom dance instructor and competitor. As a graduate of Anderson College she had a long, wonderful career as an executive assistant at Steele Heddle, Suitt Construction Company, C&S Bank and Bank of America. Of all the things she enjoyed in life, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, was the most important. Mrs. Fair is survived by her husband, Mr. Gregory Lee Fair; daughters, Tracy Fair O'Neill (Kevin), Alison Fair Lake (Chris) and Jennifer Fair Boyd; grandchildren, Maeve O'Neill, Wrenn Lake, Morgan Boyd, Michael Lake, Gavin O'Neill and Ryan O'Neill. Also surviving are her sisters, JoAnn Wrenn, Sue Burbach (George), Miriam Thomas (Michael); brother-in-law, Melvin Owens; loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of longtime friends. Her sister, Joyce Owens, preceded her in death. The family will greet friends on Monday, June 27, 2016, from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Drive in Greenville, S.C. Pastor Jeff Kersey will officiate the service, with the burial to follow immediately at Woodlawn. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Fair attended and loved Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church Children and Youth Ministries where Mrs. Fair's grandchildren attend, 1205 Old Cherokee Rd., Lexington, SC 29072. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com .
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Published in The State on June 25, 2016
Fox, Carson LaVaun - Aiken  
Carson LaVaun Fox AIKEN - Carson LaVaun Fox, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Mt. Ebal Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery, with Rev. Bill Paulling officiating. Mr. Fox was born in Batesburg, SC, son of the late Ernest and Willette Burkett Fox. He was a partner of Fox and Verenes, Attorneys at Law. He was a lifelong resident of Aiken County. Mr. Fox was a graduate of Graniteville High School, University of South Carolina, and USC School of Law. He was a former solicitor of the 2nd Circuit of S.C. Surviving are his wife, Maggie Jones Fox; sons, Carson Fox; Austin Fox; daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor (Robert) Shakar, Susan Fox (Paul Fleming); brothers and sisters-in-law, Brenda (Maxie) Auerhamer, Dale (Calvin) Holsenback; sister-in-law, Marlene Fox; and seven grandchildren, Preston, Price, Sullivan and William Shakar, and Ashtyn, Suttyn and Miller Fox. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Troy Ernest Fox. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Ebal Baptist Church, 5 Lion Loop, Batesburg, SC 29006 or Aiken County Animal Shelter, 333 Wire Road, Aiken, SC 29801. Condolences may be expressed at miltonshealy.com .
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Published in The State on June 25, 2016

Yesterday's Obituaries

Flemming, Lillie Bell - Eastover  
Lillie Bell Flemming EASTOVER Services for Lillie Bell Flemming will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Goodwill Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church's cemetery. Mrs. Flemming will be placed in the church at 12:00 noon. Visitation will be held today from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Services have been entrusted to JP Holley Funeral Home. Those left to cherish her precious memories are her daughters: Aretha Wares, Linda Hall and Laura Flemming; sons: Daniel (Minister Deloris) Flemming, John (Dian) Flemming, Joseph (Minister Yolanda) Flemming and Franklin (Minister Mary) Flemming; step daughter, Connie (Leroy) Hall; twenty-six grandchildren; fifty-seven great grandchildren; along with a host of other loving relatives and caring friends all of whom will miss her dearly. www.jpholley.com
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Published in The State on June 24, 2016
Forrest, Verna Cromley - Johnston  
Verna C. Forrest JOHNSTON - Graveside service for Mrs. Verna Cromley Forrest, age 86, will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 2 o'clock in Mount of Olives Cemetery, Johnston, with Pastor Paul Volpitto and grandsons, Nathan and Joshua officiating. The family will receive friends, following the service, in the Johnston Presbyterian Church Social Hall. Honorary pallbearers will be Edwin Nichols, Gene Forrest, Gorden Haltiwanger, Forrest Haltiwanger, Harry and William Bell, Billy Rodgers, Clark Rushton, Dr. Wade Nichols, Joe Mueller, Richard Forrest and Bill Forrest. Mrs. Forrest died Wednesday, June 22, 2016. She was a daughter of the late Julian Verne and Ada Griffith Cromley. Mrs. Verna, a loving mother and wife, was a homemaker and a member of Dry Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include daughter: Ava Burdell (Billy); sons: James M. Forrest, Jr. (Vivian), Henry C. Forrest, Memmus Forrest, H. Joseph Forrest (Wanda), and Richard Forrest; daughter-in-law: Pansy Forrest; sister: Mabel C. Nichols; 15 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James M. Forrest, Sr., son, Andrew Forrest and daughter-in-law, Terri Forrest. Memorials may be made to Dry Creek Baptist Church c/o Joe Padgett, Hwy. 121, Johnston, SC 29832. Please sign guestbook and send condolences to family at www.blandfh.com .
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Published in The State on June 24, 2016

Obituaries from the Past Week

FitzSimons, Hazel - Columbia  
Hazel D. FitzSimons COLUMBIA - Services for Hazel D. FitzSimons, widow of Christopher FitzSimons, III, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, with a reception to follow in Satterlee Hall. A private burial will precede the service. The family will also gather in the Garden Room at Still Hopes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. Mrs. FitzSimons was born October 16, 1934, in rural Williamsburg County, the second of five children of the late Ruby Griffith and Robert William Duke, Sr. Her childhood in the Great Depression left a strong impression. She and her siblings learned early to work hard. They were recognized for academic achievement, despite economic hardship and modest means. She was graduated from the University of South Carolina, where she met her husband, who had been widowed with two small children. They were married in 1955. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, and friend. For many years, the FitzSimons family owned and ran Dixie Trophies, a small business that employed numerous young men through their college years. Mrs. FitzSimons was also active in the leadership of several clubs and organizations, including the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was president of The Assembly and the Daughters of the Holy Cross of Trinity Episcopal Church, later Trinity Cathedral. She loved all kinds of needlework, especially sewing and smocking. She made many items for the Trinity Bazaar. She was a leader and volunteer in the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts when her children were active in those organizations. She took great pleasure in doing business with adults she had known as children and she counted many of them as close friends and advisors. After Kit FitzSimons died in January 1998, Hazel went to work, first as a volunteer, then as an employee, at The South Carolina Episcopal Home at Still Hopes, where her mother-in-law and sister-in-law had both lived out their lives. When she moved there in 2006, her official role ended, but her vigorous contributions did not. She worked diligently and tirelessly to build the community there, delighting in arranging flowers, serving as an unofficial hostess, reading poetry and singing with other residents, and welcoming newcomers. She devoted several months to the writing of an informal history of Still Hopes which was published in 2008. Her energy was occasionally interrupted by illness in recent years, but her enthusiasm and sheer force of will remained strong. Survivors include her five children and their spouses: Nathalie FitzSimons Anderson, of Swarthmore, P.A., Christopher FitzSimons, IV (Patti), of Chapel Hill, N.C., Caroline FitzSimons Matthews (Steve), Robert C. FitzSimons, Charles D. FitzSimons (Sabrina), all of Columbia. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Christopher FitzSimons, Rachel Katherine FitzSimons Spencer (Mrs. Matthew Spencer), Philip Garland Matthews, II, Nathalie FitzSimons Matthews, Charley Summerlin FitzSimons, Caroline Marie FitzSimons, Nathaniel Richard FitzSimons, Christopher William Greene FitzSimons, and Caroline Salley Matthews. She is also survived by one great grandson, August Fitz Spencer. She is also survived by her brother Robert W. Duke, Jr, of Kingstree, and her sisters, Mary Martin, Emma Doughty, and Anne Finlayson. Memorials may be made to the Residents Assistance Fund at Still Hopes, or the charity of one's choice. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com .
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Published in The State on June 21, 2016
Fletcher, Michael - West Columbia  
Michael "Mickey" E. Fletcher WEST COLUMBIA - Michael "Mickey" E. Fletcher went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, clad in the full armor of God, on June 18, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer, He was born July 15, 1945, in Anderson, SC, to the late Marvin E. and Grace H. Fletcher. Mickey graduated from T. L. Hanna. He retired from Commercial Credit after 40 years and had served in the 414th Chemical Co. of the SC Army Reserve. He was a devoted member of Platt Springs UMC, where Mickey served on and held numerous committee positions within the church. The highlight of his life was spending time with his loving wife, Pat, of 46 years, his children, and adorable grandchildren. Survived by his wife; son Chris Fletcher (Tammy); daughter Angie Wilson (Alan); grandchildren Kendyl, Kaylee, Caroline, Alex and Griffin; his brother Malian Fletcher; sister-in-law Faye Fletcher; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, and siblings and their spouses Muriel Beachum (Bill), Trudy Tabor (Ted), Marvin Fletcher, Jr. and Melvin Fletcher. Services for Michael "Mickey" E. Fletcher will be held 2 pm, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 with visitation beginning at 1 pm at Platt Springs UMC, 3215 Platt Springs Rd., West Columbia, 29170. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the church. Barr-Price.com (803)356-4411
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Published in The State on June 21, 2016
Fordham, Barton - Columbia  
Barton Woodrow Fordham COLUMBIA - Barton W. Fordham Jr. 84 of Columbia passed away Friday, June 17, 2016 after a long illness. A memorial will be held at St. Martin's in the Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Avenue, Columbia, SC 29206 where he was a longtime member on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 2PM. The only son of Barton W. Sr. and Olive Brown Fordham, Bart was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina where he was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He entered the US Naval Academy in 1951 and graduated in the class of 1955. Later that same year, while attending flight school at Pensacola Naval Air Station, he met his first wife Carolyn Jean Pinney. They were married 42 years before she passed away in 1999. Upon completing pilot training, Ensign Fordham was deployed to the Fleet. Bart spent the majority of his naval career flying Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft from the decks of aircraft carriers. Among the many assignments during his 20 years of naval service, he spent several years serving with the Royal Canadian Navy and flew combat missions in Vietnam; spending almost nine years deployed and away from his family during his career. Bart retired from naval service as a LCDR in June of 1975. After leaving the Navy, he attended USC Law School and graduated in December 1977. He practiced law in Columbia for more than 25 years, before retiring. He is survived by his second wife Eugenia, two sons Doug and Barton, a daughter Charlotte, three grandchildren, William, Connor and Harper, two great grandchildren, Coleton and Caroline and two daughters-in-law, Terry Daniels Fordham and Karen Wallace Fordham; In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post #6 or the American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund. Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park is assisting the family. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com .
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Published in The State on June 21, 2016
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