Eakie McCullough

Eakie W. McCullough, 73, of Newberry, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at White Oak Manor.

Born on June 7, 1938, in Whitmire, he was a son of the late Loraine and Katherine Epting McCullough. Mr. McCullough was retired from the Newberry County School Bus Maintenance Shop as shop foreman. He was a former member of the S.C. National Guard and was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Methodist Men. He was a member of the S.C. State Employees Association and the Woodmen of the World Lodge # 1054

He is survived by his wife, Pat Blackburn McCullough; a son, Eakeath (Laura) McCullough, Jr. of Newberry; a daughter, Eleandor (Kevin) Minick of Newberry; step-son, Richard Stinson of Woodstock, GA; step-daughter, Dayna (Marty) Cousins of Columbia; brothers, Leonard (Florence) McCullough of Newberry, Winfred (Kathleen) McCullough of Cross Hill and Jerry McCullough of Whitmire; special grandchildren, Conrad Minick, Chase Minick, Shelby McCullough and Emily McCullough. Mr. McCullough was predeceased by his first wife, Rebecca Price McCullough.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Marian Dyer and the Rev. Dr. Timothy Erskine. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family will be at his residence 5820 Mt. Bethel Garmany Road. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Parkinsons Research, American Cancer Society c/o Helen Beebe, 181 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29070 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 3225 Sunset Blvd, Suite 100, West Columbia, SC 29169.

Active pallbearers: Johnny Clowney, Mike Epps, Jimmy Folk, Mac McCullough, Adam McCullough, Steve Kinard, Dan Epting and Jerry Meyers

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#24 Sharon Cromer 2011-07-16 23:02
Pat and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about Eakie. He was truly a wonderful person! May God comfort you all in the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow and in the days to come.
God Bless,
Dale, Sharon and Rebecca Cromer
#23 Billie Ann Driscoll 2011-07-16 11:56
Pat, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. But you have the assurance that Eak is rejoicing with his Lord and Savior and you will be together again one day. Love as always.
#22 Judy W. Chappell 2011-07-15 17:49
Pat, I was so sorry to hear of Eakie's passing. He was a great person. I know you and the family will miss him so much. You have been so faithful and stood by him throughout his illness. My sympathy goes out to everyone.
#21 Terry & Tara Price 2011-07-15 08:10
Mrs. Pat & family our prayers & thoughts are wtih you during this difficult time.
#20 Larry Patton 2011-07-14 23:01
Pat,I'm so sorry to hear of Eakie's passing.Please know that in the days and weeks ahead,you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
#19 The Chappells 2011-07-14 22:28
Dear Pat,
Mama and I were so sorry to hear that your husband died. Remember him well, and keep him close to your heart. As always, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Brenda and Melissa
#18 Sheriff Lee Foster 2011-07-14 20:04
Our family offers our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. McCollough. He was a dear man and was very kind to us through the years. May the Lord offer you his Peace. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia.
#17 Mike & Tina Hair 2011-07-14 12:40
Mrs. Pat and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Eakie. It's never our choice when we go or let a family member go, but it is Gods choice and He knows when the time is right. Now Mr. Eakie don't have to suffer any longer. I will always remember him coming in the shop and bragging on all of his grandchildren and showing me pictures he carried of them. They were his heart that's for sure. We will pray for your comfort during this time of your loss.
#16 Barbara K. Cromer 2011-07-13 22:50
Sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Cromer & Michael Wise
#15 Katie Stoudemire 2011-07-13 22:45
Mrs. Pat, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Eakie's passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and just reach for the Master's hand. Love you!
#14 Doug, Eva & Bernice 2011-07-13 22:10
dearest Pat & family,

please know that we are holding you in our hearts and wishing for you peace and strength.

Doug, Eva & Bernice
#13 Larry & Barbara Wise 2011-07-13 21:29
Pat, we were so sorry to hear about Eakie's death. Please know that you and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
#12 Chris Rikard 2011-07-13 20:47
Eakie and Laura im so sorry to hear this if its anything i can do please let me know.. i will be praying for yall during this time..
#11 Reva Moates 2011-07-13 20:03
Pat,I was sorry to hear about Eakie.You can rest in the fact that you stood by him.I know the Lord is right there
with you to carry you through this time in your life. I always enjoyed waiting on Mr.Eakie when he came to the store. I love you and will talk with you later. love Reva
#10 Wilson Senn 2011-07-13 19:12
Kevin, Eleandor, Eakie and the rest of your families:
I am sorry to see about the loss of Mr. McCullough. While I can't rightfully say if I knew him or not, I know that he was very proud of all of you. There will be countless memories that will be cherished forever by not only you, but by all of his friends as well.
#9 Samm,Brad and Vic 2011-07-13 18:43
Aunt Pat, we love you. You will be in our thoughts and prays.
#8 Susan Wicker Terry 2011-07-13 14:11
So sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan and Johnathan
#7 Roy, Eddie & Cynthia 2011-07-13 14:04
Dearest Pat,
Please know our thoughts are with you and we are so sorry for the pain of loss you are experiencing. Know you have been his lifeline and that he is now finally out of agony and pain. We love you and are here whenever you need an ear. Take care of yourself; that is what he would have wanted.
#6 Josh & Andrea Long 2011-07-13 12:58
So sorry to hear of Mr Eakie's passing! He was such a wonderful man! Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! May God wrap his love around you during this difficult time!
#5 Dana and Alex 2011-07-13 11:06
El, eak, and Pat--- We are thinking of you! He is now in good hands and will no longer suffer. Love you!!
#4 Tarry & Melinda Long 2011-07-13 10:54
You are in our thoughts and prayers - - Eakie was a wonderful person and never met a stranger. So sorry for your lose.
#3 Cindy Pitts 2011-07-13 10:08
Miss Pat, Eleanor, Little Eakie and the rest of the family, my prayers are with you all. Please let me know if you need anything.
#2 CarlaAmmons 2011-07-13 09:40
Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you all during this hard time.
#1 Susan & Byrd Smith 2011-07-13 09:32
Pat, Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and praying that you will have peace in the days ahead. So Sorry! We love you.

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