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William Dorroh Jr.
SILVERSTREET — William "Bill" Croker Dorroh Jr., age 71, passed away January 15, 2022, at Springfield Place in Newberry. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Croker Dorroh Sr. (Lalla Johnston). Bill was a lifelong resident of Newberry County and was owner and operator of... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2022.
Danny Gilliam
NEWBERRY — Danny Cordell Gilliam, age 75, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, at Prisma Health Richland Heart Hospital. He was born March 18, 1946, in Whitmire, S.C. and was the son of the late James Cordell Gilliam and Jesse Virginia Garmon Gilliam. Mr. Gilliam is survived... Read More
Gray Funeral Home, Whitmire
Published in The Newberry Observer from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2022.
Thomas Workman
NEWBERRY — Thomas W. Workman, 93, died Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Emerald Gardens in Greenwood. Born on November 20, 1928, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Pinkney Claire and Margaret Young Workman. Mr. Workman was a graduate of Bush River High School and a member of St... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2022.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
James Poag
NEWBERRY — James Ervin Poag, 82, of Newberry died Saturday, January 8, 2022, at his home. Born on April 22, 1939, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Dennon J. and Louise Trammel Poag. James served for six years in the Marine Corp Reserves. He was a member of Trinity United... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2022.
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Barbara Hutto
CONWAY — Barbara Carol Jordan Hutto, age 80, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021, surrounded by her family. Born January 18, 1941, in Anderson, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Hiram "Newton" Jordan Jr. and Cordelia "Dee" Phillips Jordan. Mrs. Hutto grew up in Pelzer... Read More
Goldfinch Funeral Home - Conway Chapel
Published in The Newberry Observer from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Judi Wessinger
LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Judith "Judi" Elaine Boland Wessinger, of Little Mountain, S.C., went to be with our Lord Jesus on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at her home. Born on February 18, 1947, in Peak, S.C. to the late Virgil and Frances Boland, Judi grew up in the Wheeland community around... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2022.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Richard Abbott
PROSPERITY — Richard L. "Rick" Abbott, 72, died Friday, December 24, 2021, at his residence. Born on July 16, 1949, in Savannah, Ga., he was the son of the late R.L. and Louise Abbott. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Armstrong State College and his Master's degree from... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2021.
Richard Amick
CHAPIN — Richard Hinkle Amick, 94, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at his home. Born on January 3, 1927, in Chapin, he was a son of the late Silas and Minnie Lindler Amick. He attended St. Thomas Lutheran Church as a child and after marriage to his wife, Elizabeth,... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2021.
Jessie Hawkins
WHITMIRE — Jessie Mae Hawkins, 69, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 27, 2021. Her Homegoing Celebration will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday January 2, 2022, at Seekwell Baptist Church, 6167 Brazelmans Bridge Road in Whitmire. Visitation will be held from 4-6:00 p.m... Read More
Hunter Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2021.
Richard Morton
NEWBERRY — Richard D. "Dick" Morton, 94, widower of Dorothy Burke Morton, died Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at his residence. Born on June 13, 1927, in Dallas, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Ruth Daxie and Cora Katherine Blanton Morton. Mr. Morton was a United States... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2021.
Harriette Nichols
NEWBERRY — Harriette Slice Nichols, 86, widow of Wilbur A. Nichols died Saturday December 25, 2021, at Lexington Medical Center. Born on July 4, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Jimmie Kesler and Milam Wendell Slice of Chapin. During her career she worked with the Clinton... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2021.
Friday, December 24, 2021
Gerard R. "Jerry" Coffey
NEWBERRY — Gerard "Jerry" R. Coffey, age 71, died Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born on April 4, 1950, in Charleston, West Virginia, he was a son of the late James P. and Helen Tippman Coffey. Jerry was a graduate of the University of South Carolina... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 22 to Dec. 24, 2021.
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Lucy McCullough
NEWBERRY — Lucy Nell McCullough, 99, died Monday, December 20, 2021, at White Oak Manor, Newberry. Born on March 9, 1922, in Whitmire, she was a daughter of the late Anne Elizabeth Lee McCullough and David Leland McCullough Sr. She graduated from the University of South Carolina... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2021.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Rev. Dr. Marion Crooks Jr.
GREENVILLE — The Reverend Doctor Marion Brabham Crooks Jr., 75, died Monday, December 6, 2021, at home with Mary Ann by his side. Born in Newberry, S.C., he was the son of Marion Brabham Crooks Sr. and Matilda Elizabeth Hazel Crooks. In addition to his wife of 30 years, survivors... Read More
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Drew Gosnell Jr.
SIMPSONVILLE — John Andrew "Drew" Gosnell Jr., 42, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, December 4, 2021, in Simpsonville, S.C. Born in Greenville, he was the son of John Andrew Gosnell and Nora Palmer Greenway. Drew graduated from Greenville High School and Greenville... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Hydrick Harley Jr.
POMARIA — Hydrick Bullock "Rick" Harley Jr., 80, died Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Springfield Place. Born on January 5, 1941, in Orangeburg, he was the son of the late Hydrick Bullock Harley Sr. and Emily Riley Harley. He was a Navy veteran and retired from the Newberry County... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Larry Hazel
NEWBERRY — With deepest sorrow, we are saddened over the loss of John Lawrence "Larry" Hazel, age 65, our most beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, cousin, Godfather and friend who passed away to his new Heavenly Home on Sunday, December 12, 2021. Those who knew Larry even just... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Linda Johnson
NEWBERRY — Linda "Geraldine" Johnson, age 80, of Newberry, died peacefully on December 7, 2021. Born November 23, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Oscar Kenneth and Flora Elizabeth Quick. Geraldine will be remembered as a selfless and giving person who always made time... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Carolyn Kibler
PROSPERITY — Carolyn Derrick Kibler, 86, widow of David Anderson Kibler, died Monday, December 13, 2021, at Generations of Chapin. Born on August 1, 1935, in Irmo, she was the daughter of the late James Harmon and Eloise Lowman Derrick. Mrs. Kibler was a member of Mt. Tabor Lutheran... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Dean Reep Jr.
NEWBERRY — Eddie Dean Reep Jr., 53, of Newberry, died Tuesday December 7, 2021, at Lexington Medical Center. Born on April 25, 1968, in Columbia, he is the son of Eddie Dean Reep Sr. and the late Susan Hentz Reep. Dean worked for many years as a foreman with Bonitz construction... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Robert Shaw Sr.
INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. — Robert Lee (Bob) Shaw Sr., passed away unexpectedly November 28 at age 87. Bob was predeceased by his wife, Joan, and is survived by sons Michael (Jackie) and Mitchell (Ann). More details on Bob's life and memorial service can be found at the McEwen Mint Hill... Read More
McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Lee Woolbright
COLUMBIA — Lee Martin Woolbright, the widow of Cecil Perry Woolbright, peacefully entered into the presence of our Lord on Sunday, December 12, 2021. Mrs. Woolbright was born on March 18, 1928, to the late Rosa Turner Martin and Henry David Martin in Columbia, S.C. She graduated... Read More
Temples-Halloran Funeral & Cremation Services
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2021.
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Linda Epting
LEXINGTON — Linda Monroe Epting, 78, died Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Lexington Medical Center. Born on November 27, 1942, in Clinton, she was a daughter of the late Claude Bradley and Anna Woodward "Nick" Monroe. She was a coordinator of volunteer services with the state of... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2021.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Nellie Corley
NEWBERRY — Nellie Rose "Nelle" Richardson Corley, 73, died Sunday, November 28, 2021, at her residence. Born on December 2, 1947, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Ben "Jerry" Richardson and Inez Counts Richardson. She was a graduate of Mid-Carolina High School and a lifelong... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2021.
Therisa Crowder
NEWBERRY — Therisa Worthy Crowder, 70, of Newberry, died Monday, November 29, 2021, at White Oak Manor. Born on June 23, 1951, in Greenwood, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Ervin and Catherine Spence Reynolds. Therisa was a devout Christian with a strong faith. She loved... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2021.
Kimberly Eubanks
SILVERSTREET — Kimberly Ann Eubanks, 53, of Silverstreet passed away Monday, November 29, 2021, at Prisma Health Baptist Hospital. Born on February 7, 1968, she was the daughter of Gerry Johnson and the late William Johnson. Kim worked as a charge nurse at J.F. Hawkins Nursing... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2021.
Janet Ringer
POMARIA — Janet Kyzer Ringer, 92, widow of Edron O. Ringer Jr., died Monday, November 29, 2021, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born on July 21, 1929, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Robert and Bessie Sanders Kyzer. She retired after 34 years from GE Mepco... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2021.
W. Darr Wise
NEWBERRY — W. Darr Wise, of Newberry, S.C., passed away Monday, November 22, 2021. Born in 1929 in Newberry, a son of the late G. Herman and Annie Lee Shealy Wise. Professor Wise was a graduate of Brevard College and earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2021.
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Janice Dunkin
JOANNA — Janice Bowers Dunkin, 68, of Joanna, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at the Hospice House of Laurens County. Born April 1, 1953, in Joanna, S.C., she was a daughter of the late C.D. and Agnes Tinsley Bowers. She was a dedicated member of First Baptist... Read More
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2021.
Jimmy Perrin
WHITMIRE — Jimmy L. Perrin, 70, entered into eternal rest on November 20, 2021. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday November 27, 2021, at Spring Hill AME Zion Church, 7239 Ridge Road, in Whitmire S.C. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Friday November... Read More
Hunter Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2021.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Dorothy Coleman
SALUDA — Dorothy Elinor Mills Coleman, 90, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021, at Self Regional Healthcare. Born in the Hollywood Community of Saluda County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Pinckney and Helen Lucile Lake Mills, and widow of George Mellwood Coleman. She... Read More
Ramey Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2021.
George Kinard Sr.
PROSPERITY — George Clyde Kinard Sr., 80, son of the late Faye Shealy and Otis Clyde Kinard, passed away on November 15 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. A loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, George is survived by his wife... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2021.
Sylvia Owen
NEWBERRY — Sylvia T. Owen, 69, of Newberry died peacefully Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Lexington Medical Center. Born on August 30, 1952, in Vallejo, Cali to the late Harry L. and Jeanne Dibbetz Thomas. Though her career path had many twists and turns, Sylvia turned her passion... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2021.
Clarence Shealy Jr.
NEWBERRY — Clarence Adolphus Shealy Jr. 91, died Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at his residence. Born on November 21, 1929, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Clarence Adolphus Shealy Sr. and Bertha Jones Shealy. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Shealy was a graduate... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2021.
Thomas Shealy
PROSPERITY — Thomas Cromwell Shealy, 81, died Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at his residence. Born on August 2, 1940, he was the son of the late Callie Lever and Pansy Wilson Shealy. He was a graduate of Newberry High School and was employed by the Kendall Company and American Fiber... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2021.
Michael Willilams
WHITMIRE— Michael Williams, 66, entered into eternal rest on Friday November 12, 2021. Home going services took place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 16 at Hebron Baptist Church located at 118 Buice Circle in Clinton, S.C. Visitation was held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral... Read More
Hunter Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2021.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Jeanette Ayers
PROSPERITY — Jeanette Amick Hipp Ayers, first born child of J. Carl and Gladys F. Amick, entered into heavenly rest on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Born on June 26, 1940, Mrs. Jeanette graduated from Prosperity High School and Columbia Commercial College. She went on to work at... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2021.
Earl Johnson Jr.
WHITMIRE — Earl Johnson Jr., 92, of Whitmire, entered into eternal rest on November 5, 2021. Celebration of Life Services will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday November 11, 2021, at Flint Hill Baptist Church in Whitmire, S.C. Visitation hours will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hunter... Read More
Hunter Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2021.
Cecil McEntire
WHITMIRE — Cecil Allen McEntire, 66, died Sunday, November 7, 2021, at his residence. Born on May 2, 1955, in Newberry, he was a son of the late James Ralph and Kathryn Amick McEntire. He received a B.S. In civil engineering from the University of South Carolina and worked for Southeast... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2021.
Betty Jean Moates
NEWBERRY — Betty Jean Livingston Moates, 85, of Newberry died Saturday, November 6, 2021, at White Oak Manor. Born on March 11, 1936, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Frank Hubert and Ruth Owings Livingston. Betty Jean truly enjoyed her job as a cashier and trainer... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2021.
Robert Ringer
POMARIA — Robert Edron Ringer, 66, widower of Amy Haddock Ringer, died Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born on April 26, 1955, in Pomaria, he was the son of Janet Kyzer Ringer and the late Edron O. Ringer. He was a graduate of Mid-Carolina High School... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 10 to Nov. 11, 2021.
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Bertha Phillips
CENTRAL — Bertha Emma Phillips, of Central, S.C., died on Monday Oct. 4, 2021. Born in Newberry, Bertha was the daughter of the late Benjamin Henry Phillips and Florine Lollis Phillips. Bertha was a person of deep faith who loved her children and made family a priority. She had... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2021.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Gail Bensten
PROSPERITY — Gail Killian Bensten (Heaton), 74, of Prosperity, passed from this life at 1:17 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, in her home, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Marietta, Ga. on March 6, 1947, Gail was the daughter of the late Edward Franklin Killian II, and Nina... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2021.
Haley Hughes
KINARDS — Haley Clare Hughes who was born on December 31, 1998, passed after a brave battle with Ewings Sarcoma on October 18, 2021. Haley was the daughter of Russell and Susan Suber Satterfield and Ben and Tricia Owings Hughes. She is survived in addition to her parents by a sister... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2021.
Dorothy Jones
NEWBERRY — Dorothy "Granny Dot" Boozer Jones, 89, of Newberry, departed this life at home on Oct. 19, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born in 1932 in Prosperity to the late Mark Newton and Mae Lee Shealy Boozer. She was a 1951 graduate of Prosperity High School, and that... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2021.
Reba Lester
NEWBERRY — Reba Shealy Lester, 95, of Newberry died Friday, October 22, 2021, at White Oak Manor. Reba was born on May 3, 1926, at home in the Mollohon Mill village to the late Olin O'Neal and Cora Wise Shealy. She was one of thirteen children and when not walking the six-mile round... Read More
Whitaker Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2021.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
James Chalmers
NEWBERRY — James William Ryan Chalmers (Jim) entered into heavenly rest on October 13, 2021. Born on March 11, 1936, to the late Ryan Young and Ila Taylor Chalmers, he graduated from Clemson University with a degree in poultry science. Mr. Chalmers retired from ISE America and Chalmers... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2021.
Rev. Henry Collins
LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Rev. Henry Brett Collins, 56, returned home to the Lord in the early hours of Wednesday morning, October 13 at Lexington Medical Center. Brett will forever be remembered as a loving husband, a wonderful father, son and brother, and a selfless servant to his community... Read More
Published in The Newberry Observer from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2021.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Rae Beck
NEWBERRY — Rae Tinsley Beck, 89, widow of Robert "Bobby" Beck, died Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born on December 7, 1931, in Joanna, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Evelyn Frances Tinsley. She was a member of Glenn Street Baptist Church... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2021.
Elberta Dominick
LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Elberta Derrick Dominick, 79, died Sunday, October 10, 2021, at her residence on the day she and her husband, J.N., celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Born on September 15, 1942, in Lexington County, she was a daughter of the late Claude Benjamin "Tot"... Read More
McSwain-Evans Funeral Home
Published in The Newberry Observer from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2021.
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