22 January 2008

My Great-Uncle, Doyle Clary, passed away on 19 January 2008. His obituary:

The Greenville News: 01-21-2008
Doyle L. Clary

Doyle L. Clary, 86, of Greenville, died at his home on January 19, 2008, following an extended illness.

Born in Greenville, he was the husband of Frances Albea Clary and a son of the late Shuman Luke and Mattie Allison Clary.

He was a member of Brandon Baptist Church for 51 years, where he served as a deacon and the director of the Joy Group. He was employed by Brandon Mill for 41 years and Brandon Baptist Church for 15 years. He was a volunteer with the Woodside Crisis Center.

Mr. Clary was affiliated with the Southern Textile Tournament for 50 years and the ASA Umpire Association for 40 years. He was a US Army Veteran, having served in World War II.

Surviving in addition to his loving wife of 66 years are two daughters, Linda M. Pannell of Greenwood, Tracey Ligon and her husband, Richard, of Greenville; a son, Ray Clary and his wife, Sandra, of Easley; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Clary was predeceased by three brothers and a sister.

Visitation will be at 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2008, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.

Funeral Services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at the funeral home, with burial in Graceland West Cemetery.

Reverend Wilton Maxwell and Reverend Clyde Wright will be in charge of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brandon Baptist Church, 16 Calder Street, Greenville, SC 29611.

The family will be at the home at -----.”

06 January 2008

I'm planning a genealogy/vacation to South Carolina. I've got three cemeteries on my list in Greenwood and the surrounding area. I've found the location of two of them, but I still need an exact location on the third one.

1. Edgewood Cemetery - in downtown Greenwood, the burial place of William A. Albea and Nina Sprouse Albea.

2. Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery - burial location of many Dorn, Witt, and Quattlebaum ancestors. Also supposed to be the burial place of Charles Ray Albea - though he's not listed on the cemetery transcription.

3. Quattlebaum Family Cemetery - This is the one where I'm not sure of the exact location. It's supposed to be on HWY 67 on the Greenwood/McCormick County line.

I was having a hard time locating the Bethel Methodist Church until I found a link to a handy website on findagrave.com. It's got DOT maps to multiple states, including Georgia and South Carolina. There are listings for a lot of cemeteries and churches, including Bethel.

Bethel Meth Church


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