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Von Long Counts, 77, of Prosperity, died Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on April 23, 1943, in Prosperity, he was a son of the late C.B. “Red” and Nell Long Counts. He was retired from the University of South Carolina Motor Pool and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Mr. Counts was a 30 plus year volunteer with the Fairview Fire Department.

He is survived by a son, Ronald B. (Gina) Counts of Prosperity; daughters, Alice Counts of Prosperity and Marie Counts (Lisa) Spell of Lexington; a sister, Rachel Counts of Prosperity; brothers, Wayne B. (Mary Grace) Counts of Americus, GA and Gene L. Counts of Prosperity; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Tara (David) Lawson, Leah & Reid, Elizabeth Nell (Chad) White, Mason & Gene Southwick, Victoria (David) Counts, Ethan, Brantley and Henry, Dalton (LeAnn) Counts and Kayley Counts. He was predeceased by a brother Jimmy R. Counts.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am at Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Bethel Baptist Church by the Reverend Mike Townsend. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church family life center. Memorials may be made to the Fairview Fire Department, 149 Seibert Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pallbearers will be Dalton Counts, Chad Southwick, Blake Davis, Scott Livingston, David Lawson and Bryan Counts.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Newberry County Fire Service and John Pugh.

Due to COVID 19 everyone is reminded of the social distancing requirements and masks are strongly encouraged.



#12 cindi lipsey koon 2020-10-30 07:46
Ron ,
i am so sorry to hear about your dad . i hope you find comfort knowing that you are in my thoughts and prayers .
cindi lipsey
#11 daren graham 2020-10-26 11:08
sorry to hear about von passing
#10 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-10-23 16:35
Please accept our sympathy on the passing of Von. He was a great guy. We appreciate his long service to our community through the fire service and at U of SC. We offer our tributes for a life well lived. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#9 Diane METTS 2020-10-22 19:20
Ronald, Gina and family,
Steve and I are so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please find comfort in knowing that he is with his Lord and Savior....and there is no better place to be. In the coming days, smile at fond memories, peace in knowing that this world is a much better place because of his presence here on earth and love in the realization of the wonderful legacy he has left for all.
May God be with you and hold you close.
Steve & Diane Metts
#8 Susan Smith 2020-10-22 15:48
I'm so sorry for yalls loss! Yall are in my thoughts and prayers! Love , Susan B. Smith
#7 Anne & Steve Hamilto 2020-10-22 14:43
We are so sorry for your loss. May God give each of you peace and comfort in this difficult time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
#6 Jewel Oxner 2020-10-22 13:36
Rachel and family I was so sorry to hear about Von’s passing I will remember you all in my thoughts and prayers. You all had a very nice family. Jewel Oxner
#5 KAREN LINDLER SMITH 2020-10-22 13:26
May God Be With You and Your Family during this difficult time. Love, Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#4 Wako Cotney 2020-10-22 13:17
Deeply saddened by death of classmate and
Church member. Haven't had opportunity to
See Von in recent years, but always treasured
His friendship. Will not be able to be there
Saturday. However, know that all of you are
in my prayers. Great memories.
#3 Von & Jean Hendrix 2020-10-22 11:04
Ron, Rachel, and families, so sorry to hear of Von’s passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times. May God hold you close and give you comfort and peace beyound understanding. From our hearts to yours. Von and Jean Hendrix
#2 Mary C. Arrowood 2020-10-22 10:25
I send my deepest sympathy to Von's family and friends. Von gave many years of service to the community and will be missed by many. May God give you peace and strength during this time and the days to follow.
#1 Celia Dodgen 2020-10-22 09:37
We were so sorry to hear of Von's passing. At one time he worked across the street from Henry, but we have known him and his family a long time, Please accept our sympathy and prayers. Henry & Celia