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Joseph Ernest Hair Jr.

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Joseph Ernest Hair Jr. BARNWELL - Joseph Ernest Hair Jr. 89, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in NHC Health Care Park Lane. Mr. Hair was born September 12, 1924, in Williston SC. He was a son of the late Joseph Ernest Hair Sr. and Lottie Zorn Hair. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Vernelle Reed Hair. He was a retired salesman with the Barnwell Feed and Seed Co., former director of Barnwell Co. Emergency Management and former Barnwell Co. Tax Collector. He was a navy veteran of WWII and attended the University of South Carolina. He was a member of Barnwell First Baptist Church where he was a former deacon and member of the choir. He was a member of the Barnwell Lions Club for over 60 years where he served as tail twister for 45 years and was named Lion of the Year for 1970 and 1996. He was also a member of the Ellenton Agriculture Club where he served as secretary/treasurer for 1997 until 2008. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Barnwell First Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Richardson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Barnwell City Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The family suggest that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the , 200 Jefferson St., Barnwell, SC 29812. Survivors include a son, Steve (Sherry) Hair of Barnwell; daughters, Lynn Hair Johns of Columbia, SC, and Connie (Chet) Tanski of Bluffton; a brother, Donald (Gladys) Hair of Jacksonville FL; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Please sign our online register at
Published in The State on June 11, 2014
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Mole Funeral Home
9399 Patterson Street Barnwell, SC 29812
(803) 259-3166
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