Education leader keynotes Westminster luncheon

    South Carolina’s top public education leader told those in a Westminster audience they are fortunate to live in a community that is willing and capable to further the cause of educating its young.  Molly Spearman, the state’s first-term superintendent of education, keynoted Friday’s Apple Festival luncheon.  Spearman congratulated Westminster and Oconee County for having the interest and the […]

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Deborah Smith

West Union – Deborah Joy Smith, 58, wife of Clay Anthony Smith, 162 Jennings Road, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at her residence. A funeral service will be held 6 pm, Sunday, September 11, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 5-6 prior to the service at Sandifer Funeral Home. In lieu […]

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Donnie Harris

Westminster – James Alfred “Donnie” Harris, 73, widower of the late Gloria Freeman Harris, 129 Pelfrey Holler, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in First Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from […]

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Verner G. Lay

Walhalla, SC — Verner G. Lay, 87, husband of Frances Justice Lay, of 1106 N. Catherine St., Walhalla, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at his home. A private graveside service will be held later at Oconee Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to Medi Home Hospice, 10239 Clemson Blvd., Ste. 150, […]

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Robert Eugene McCall Jr.

Seneca, SC— Robert Gene McCall, Jr., 40, husband of Andrea S. McCall, of Seneca, passed away Friday, September 2, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 PM prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.    

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Patriotic fervor during Apple Festival luncheon

Cecil Sandifer belted out another rousing version of “God Bless America” and Senator Lindsey Graham warned that the U-S is in for a long fight against the Taliban and Isil.  The state’s superintendent of education keynoted the Apple Festival luncheon, sponsored by the Westminster Rotary Club, and extolled the value of good education and the quality of South Carolina’s educators.  […]

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Edwin “Red” Lyle

Westminster – Edwin James “Red” Lyle, 87, widower of the late Mary Lou Lyle, 120 Miller Farm Road, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home. A funeral service will be held 11 am, Saturday, September 17, 2016 from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oconee Memorial Park. The family will […]

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Charles Cannon Jones

Seneca, SC— Charles Cannon Jones, 83, husband of Mildred Brown Jones, of 130 Cool Breeze Drive, Seneca, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, September 8, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 12, 2016, at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery, Anderson, SC 29621. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to […]

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