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 Jan. 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, 2017, at St. John’s United Methodist Church conducted by Dr. Kitty Holtzclaw. Entombment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum with military honors.

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

 

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, SC 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

Early Branch, SC - Mr. James Irvin Shuman, Sr. of Old Salkehatchie Road near Early Branch, died early Sunday morning, Sept. 10, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Shuman was born in Colleton County, Aug. 12, 1927, a son of the late William Henry Shuman and Effie Long Shuman. He was a farmer, an outdoorsman and especially enjoyed duck hunting.  He was ordained as a Deacon in 1954, was formerly a member of the Yemassee Baptist Church and presently a member of the New Life in Christ Church in Early Branch.

Surviving are: his wife, Dianne Bazzle Shuman; son, Jim Shuman of Early Branch; daughter:  Wanda Shuman Ahl and husband Gene of Walterboro; grandchildren: James and William Kirkland, nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Shuman was predeceased by a son, James Irvin Shuman, Jr., three brothers and one sister.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home located at 300 Mulberry Street West in Hampton.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in the Chapel of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Allen Cook with burial in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to the New Life in Christ Community Bible Church, 2340 Mount Olive Road, Early Branch, SC 29916.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, SC 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

Brunson, SC - Mr. James “Jamie” Ronald Jones of McMillan Road near Brunson, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Allendale County.

Mr. Jones was born in Orangeburg, Oct. 1, 1982, a son of Donald L. “Donnie” Jones, Jr. and Deborah “Debbie” Mole Jones. He was a truck driver with Wall Timber Company and was a member of the Fairfax First Baptist Church.

Surviving besides his parents of Brunson are: his wife, Alicia Mock Jones of Estill; daughters:  Hailey and Gabrielle Litchfield of Estill; grandson, Lucian Litchfield of Estill; brother, Nicholas L. Jones and wife Felicia of Brunson; his paternal grandmother: Celia J. Jones of Fairfax; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Jones was predeceased by a sister, Janet J. Reno Jackson; and grandparents, Warren and Rosalind Mole and Donald L. Jones, Sr.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home with burial in the St. Nicholas Cemetery in Allendale County.

The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to the charity of one’s choice.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, SC 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

Ridgeland, SC - Mr. Hugh L. Jones, Sr. of Boyd Creek Drive in Ridgeland died early Wednesday morning, Sept. 13, 2017, in the Ridgeland Nursing Center.

Mr. Jones was born in Hardeeville, Nov. 16, 1934, a son of the late Charles Martin Jones and Corrine Brabham Jones. He was a truck driver with Nettles Oil Company and had retired from the Ridgeland National Guard Unit after 40 years of service with the Rank of First Sergeant. He had also worked with C.S.X. Railroad, the Postal Service and was a member of the Ridgeland Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

Surviving are:  his wife, Gladys Nelms Jones of Ridgeland; son, Hugh L. Jones, Jr. and wife Jennifer of Sumter; daughter, Patricia Vivian Lanier and husband Bryan of Millen, Georgia;  stepchildren: Rhonda Malphrus and husband John of Ridgeland, Lorraine Mixon and husband Don of Brunson, and Dee Ann Sanders and husband Miles of Ridgeland; step daughter-in-law Tselane Smith of Ehrhardt. There are four grandchildren, five step grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren. Mr. Jones was predeceased by: a stepson, Wayne Smith; two brothers, two sisters and one half-brother.

Visitation was on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at 3 p.m. prior to funeral services at 4 p.m. at the Coosawhatchie Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Allen Perry with burial in the Grahamville Cemetery near Ridgeland with Masonic Rites, directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, SC 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

Fairfax, SC - Mr. Douglas Jarrell Kinard, Sr. of York Street North in Fairfax, died late Saturday night, Sept. 16, 2017, in the University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Kinard was born Jan. 23, 1942, in the Nixville Community of Hampton County, a son of the late Harold and Demaris Jarrell Kinard. He had worked at the Georgia Pacific Lumber Company in Varnville for 35 years and also, Cullum Lumber Company in Allendale until his retirement.  His favorite hobby was fishing.

Surviving are: his wife, Virginia Louise Ray Kinard of Fairfax; daughters: Patricia Reid and husband Johnnie of Blackville, and Norma Pittinger and husband Duane of Bluffton; sons: Roy Gibson of Fairfax, and Douglas Kinard, Jr. and wife Meredith of Allendale; brothers: Harry Kinard and wife Bobby Jean of Grays, Donald Kinard of Grays, and Jack Kinard and wife Joye of Barnwell; and one sister, Sharon Wilson and husband Jerome of Grays. There are seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. Kinard was predeceased by: a grandson, Johnnie Reid, Jr., and three brothers: Floyd, M.T., and Billy Kinard.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in the Spirit of Life Ministries church, conducted by Rev. David Schaffer with burial in the Nixville Church of God of Prophecy cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials may be sent to Spirit of Life Ministries Church, P.O. Box 1305, Varnville, SC 29944.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, SC 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com