Obituaries

Margie Yarborough Temple

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Margie Yarborough Temple

Margie Yarborough Temple, 79, of Lexington passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. Born in Columbia, SC, in the Olympia Community, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Oliver and Pauline Sharpe Yarborough. Margie attended the Brookland-Cayce Schools. She was a charter member of Saluda River Baptist church where she served in many different capacities. A Southern lady with many talents, Margie’s greatest talent was being a gracious hostess. Anyone visiting Margie and J.P. at their home would be expected to stay for a meal or, at least, a slice of her pound cake. Surviving is her loving family:...

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Randy Merchant Crowder

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Randy Merchant Crowder

Randy Merchant Crowder, 71, son of the late Alma Merchant Crowder and Charlie Randolph Crowder, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at his home in Newberry. Born on September 10, 1945 in Newberry, SC, he graduated from Newberry High School, attended Clemson University (always a Tiger fan), and earned his degree in Business from Presbyterian College. Randy was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Vietnam in the late 1960s. He was a proud American who continued to fly his tattered flag through his final days. Baptized into the Presbyterian Church, he later became a member of the Episcopal Church....

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Samuel Aaron Brockington

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Samuel Aaron Brockington, 34, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, after a brief illness. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Lake City Cemetery, N. Church Street, Lake City, SC, directed by Waters-Powell Funeral Home of Florence. A reception will follow at Lake City United Methodist Church, 229 W. Main St., Lake City, SC. Aaron was born in Charleston, SC, a son of Samuel K. and Nancy Bess Brockington of Lake City. He graduated from The Citadel in 2003 with a degree in Psychology. He continued his education at Piedmont Technical College and earned his...

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George B. “Mike” Dodge, Jr.

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George B. “Mike” Dodge, Jr.

Mike Dodge, (legally named George B. Dodge, Jr.), died Sunday, January 29th after dealing with Parkinson’s disease and declining health for the last few years. He happily spent most of his life as the Vice President and Treasurer of The Dodge Company, working with his brother, Jake (Arnold), and later both daughters, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His 2nd home, and other favorite place was Pemaquid Beach, Maine, where there will be a 2nd service and burial later this year. Friends and family are invited to join his wife, Nan, and daughters, Debbie & Kristie, at the Sweeney Funeral Home on...

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Joseph Bennett “Joe” Hairfield

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Joseph Bennett “Joe” Hairfield

Morganton and the Burke County area pause today to reflect on the life of Joseph B. Hairfield who died late Saturday afternoon. He was born on January 30, 1925 in Morganton the fifth son of six from a family of seven children to Edward M. Hairfield, Sr. and Elizabeth Taylor Hairfield. Upon graduation from Morganton High School he studied at Wake Forest College. Later he was admitted to the Federal United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY where he studied marine engineering and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1944. Upon graduation from Kings Point he received an...

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Frankie Oliver Belk Harrison

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Frankie Oliver Belk Harrison

Frankie Oliver Belk Harrison, age 89, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the McLeod Hospice House. A funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31 at the First Baptist Church with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at Belk Funeral Home and other times at 123 Alabama Drive. Born in Florence County, the daughter of the late Reverend Henry Vince Oliver and Cleo Morrell Oliver, she was married to the late Marion C. Belk, and then to Theodore “Teddy” Harrison. Frankie was co-founder and officer of Belk-King (Belk) Funeral Home and...

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