Obituaries

LTC (Retired) James Francis Causey, 93, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

Born in Furman, SC on Oct. 8, 1923, he was the fourth and youngest son of Willie Jackson and Ada Lillian Smith Causey. In 1940, at age 16, he left his home to enroll at Clemson College (now Clemson University). He enrolled in Advanced ROTC before his junior year. At the end of that year he was called to Active Duty. He completed Basic Training at Camp Croft and went to OCS graduating as a 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry. He then went to Parachute and Jump Master training at Ft. Benning.

On Nov. 30, 1944, Lt. Causey was deployed to the European Theater of Operations where he served with the 101st Airborne in the Battle of the Bulge. He served in three campaigns during the war: Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. The 101st was honored for its contributions to significant battles by being selected to take the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s hideaway in Berchtesgaden. Lt. Causey was awarded the Belgium Fourreguere, the Bronze Star, and the Combat Infantry Badge among other medals. He returned to NY Harbor on January 3, 1946. He continued to proudly serve his country in the US Army Reserves. He retired as Battalion Commander and a Lt. Colonel having served in the U.S. Army for 30 years.

After the war he returned to Clemson and graduated with a B.S. in Dairy Science in 1948. After graduation he was hired as the Herdsman at the Clemson College Dairy. He also worked as the artificial inseminator for the Anderson County Breeding Association.

He went to work at the Anderson County Health Department and worked there and the Greenville County Health Department. In 1969 he was appointed by SC DHEC to be Director of Environmental Health for Anderson and Oconee Counties. During this time he was elected as President of the SC Environmental Health Sanitarians and as President of the SC Mosquito Control Association. He retired in 1983 so that he could spend more time with his wife, Edna Gleason Causey, who had been diagnosed with cancer. They had 16 more years together until her death in 1999. They had been happily married for 53 years.

St. John’s United Methodist Church was an integral part of his life for over 50 years. He had served on the Official Board and as President of the Happy Group for seniors. He had also served as an usher and as vice president of his Sunday School class where he was still serving at the time of his death. A man of strong faith, he was also a member of the Jimmy Ezelle Intercessory Prayer Group at Grace Episcopal for many years.

Delivering Meals on Wheels and being a member of the Anderson Touchdown Club where he often gave the opening prayer were two of his favorite activities.

An ardent supporter of Clemson athletics, he was an IPTAY member for over 60 years. He enjoyed having season tickets for 30 years and loved being in Death Valley and Littlejohn Coliseum. When his vision deteriorated he cheered the Tigers from home in front of a large TV. Go Tigers!

He will always be remembered for his strong determination and steadfast faith, his deep love for his family and friends, his love for America, and his great sense of humor and story-telling ability. He lived his life with passion and joy making the most of each day that he was given.

He is survived by his son James R. Causey (Kay) of Columbia, SC; his daughter Janet Causey Pruitt (Charles) of Anderson, SC; and his daughter Carol Causey Suit (Terrell) of Clemson, SC. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jamie Causey of Columbia, SC; Bryan Causey (Christie) of Chapin, SC; Kim Suit Cox (Jamey) of Williamston, SC; and Lori Suit of Greenville, SC. Surviving great grandchildren are Bryce and Ashleigh Cox and Baylee and Charlotte Causey. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Laura G. Morrison (Luther) of Anderson, SC and Lois W. Gleason of Townville, SC; and Marilyn I. Garris, a very special person in his life for the last 17 years.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Edna Gleason Causey; his granddaughter, Amy Kristen Suit; and by his brothers Dr. Andrew J. Causey, Willie J. Causey, and Rudolph C. Causey.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at St. John’s United Methodist Church conducted by Dr. Kitty Holtzclaw. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum with military honors. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:45 p.m. Sunday at the church. The family will be at his residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 515 South McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC 29624.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Sullivan-King Mortuary

3205 N. Hwy. 81

Anderson, SC 29621

www.sullivanking.com

 

North Augusta, SC—Funeral Services for Mrs. Miriam Elise Hoover Connelly, 98, of North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, were conducted Sunday afternoon, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m. from the Posey Funeral Chapel, Dr. Kenneth Word officiating. Interment was in Pineview Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Connelly was a native of Varnville, SC, having made North Augusta her home for the past 22 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Augusta, the Faithfull Sunday School Class and the Strom Fellowship. Prior to moving to North Augusta, Mrs. Connelly along with her late husband, Charles O’Neal Connelly, Jr., lived in Hampton, South Carolina, where she was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church, the Hampton Garden Club and retired as a Secretary with Farm Bureau Insurance Company.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Stan Bryant, North Augusta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Linda Connelly, Decatur, GA and Don and Kay Connelly, Avondale Estates, GA; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike) Petty, Chris (Angela) Connelly, Beth (Charles) Barranco, Charles Bryant, Nathan (Mysty) Connelly and Ben Connelly; seven great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Fred Williams, Chris Connelly, Nathan Connelly, Ben Connelly, Charles Bryant and Charles Barranco.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Children’s Learning Center c/o First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Posey Funeral Directors of

North Augusta

1307 Georgia Avenue

North Augusta, SC 29841

www.poseycares.com

 

Hendersonville, NC - Quillie (Justin) E. Wingate Paige of Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Varnville, SC, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at his home. Born in SC, he was the son of Rev. Olin and Mary Jeanette Wingate. He lived in Hendersonville for most of his adult life.

Justin had been a night stocker at Wal-Mart for the past year. He enjoyed anything outdoors, especially drives on the Parkway. He was a very loyal man who loved his family dearly. An animal lover, Justin enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He was one of those people who never met a stranger. He was selfless and dedicated to his work.

Surviving are: his parents, Reverend Olin and Mary Jeanette Wingate; his daughters: Emily Paige and her fiancé, Mike; Sarah Paige and her fiancé, James; brothers: Olin Page and wife Rhonda; and Jack Wingate; sister, Tammy Stack and husband Fletcher; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His grandmother, Mary Edna DeLoach and uncle, Jimmy Wingate, preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at DeLoach’s Cemetery, One Cemetery Road, Varnville, SC; Reverend Olin Wingate officiating.

Visitation with the family will follow at DeLoach’s Pond House.

 

Hampton, SC - Mrs. Laura Padgett Manning of Hopewell Road near Hampton died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in the Agape Hospice House in Lexington.

Mrs. Manning was born in Barnwell County, Feb. 12, 1947, a daughter of Irene Grubbs Padgett and the late Raymond Padgett. She had retired from the Probate Judge’s Office in Hampton County as a Clerk after 15 years of service. She was a seamstress and enjoyed working with crafts.

Surviving besides her mother of Hampton are: daughter, Teresa Manning Tuten and husband Richard of Estill; one half-brother: Raymond Padgett of CO; and three grandchildren: Erik, Rachel and Leah. Mrs. Manning was predeceased by: her husband, Milton “Bo” Manning and a brother, Earl Padgett.

Graveside services were held 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in the Johnson St. Paul Cemetery in Hampton conducted by Rev. Michael Frederickson and directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton.

Visitation followed at the cemetery after the service.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, S.C. 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

Hampton, SC - Mrs. Lucille Johnson Kinard of Hampton, SC celebrated her sixty-first wedding anniversary on Sept. 7, 2017, by joining her husband, William James “Will” Kinard, in Heaven.

Lucille was born to the late James Edward “J.D.” Johnson and Deborah Lucille Dobson “Debbie” Johnson in Hampton on June 7, 1933. After graduating at the top of her class at Hampton High School, she attended Furman University and married a handsome Airman from Smoaks. Lucille was a Teacher’s Assistant at Varnville Elementary School before she and Will became small business owners of R & K Welding (now Diversified Metal). Lucille was a devoted patriot: a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and host of the Black Creek polling station for many years at her family farm. She was a lifelong member of Luray Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where she served as an Elder and her joy in the Gospel flowed into her notes in all the margins of her well-worn Bible. She cherished her dear friends from her time in leadership of Christian Women’s Fellowship.

Lucille is survived by her children: David (Mary Ellen Stanley) Kinard of Hampton, Rusty (Angie Weichbrodt) Kinard of Brunson, Deborah (Bert) Burch of Varnville, and Clay (Tammy) Kinard of Varnville; Siblings: Don Belger of Lugoff, Roger Belger of Tyler, Texas, Earl Kinard of Barnwell, and Lovenia Kinard of Ehrhardt; Grandchildren: Jor-rel (Kara) Kinard, Mary Elizabeth Johns, Matthew (Heather) Kinard, Kelsey (Thomas) Richardson, and Michael Burch; and special friends Sam and Inge Parish.

Lucille is delighted to join in Heaven her brother, Bill Johnson.

Memorial services will be scheduled after the Lord has carried us safely through this hurricane, and will be led by her beloved Pastor T. Noel Cooper. For now loved ones may call Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lucille’s home at 3893 Luray Highway. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Luray Christian Church, or the American Cancer Society.

Lucille always loved playing hymns on her piano, fixing Sunday dinner, saying exactly what she thought, tending her flowers, and beating everybody at Scrabble. Most of all she thrilled in loving one another as our Savior first loved us. 

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, S.C. 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com