Linoel “Lin” Slaton, 83, of Newberry, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at White Oak Manor.

Born on September 5, 1931, in Lincolnton, NC, he was a son of the late Claude and Hazel Rosson Slaton. He was the retired owner of Home Furniture Company. Mr. Slaton was a member of Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church where he was a former layman of the year, former church councilman, and sang in the choir. He was also a former Gideon and had the opportunity to speak in many churches within Newberry County. He was a very active member of the Faith Home where he had served as president of the board of directors.

He is survived by a brother, Wayne Slaton; daughters-in-law, Bobbie Jo White and Missy Livingston; grandchildren, Edward R. Slaton and Shanna Slaton and great-granddaughters, Izabella Slaton and Sophia Wade Newkirk. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Mabel Hiller Slaton, a son, Ross Slaton, a grandson, Dalton Slaton and siblings, E. C. Slaton, John Slaton, Billie Slaton, Clara Sahal, Irene Wessinger, Estelle Martin and Beulah Slaton.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Eddie Duncan. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Tri County, 13795 C.R. Koon Highway, Newberry, SC 29108.

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#23 Ann C. Hunter 2015-03-31 10:28
Lin led his life as the old hymn, "Let Others See Jesus in You." What a wonderful example he has been to me and everyone he knew. I can think of no better legacy!
#22 Connie Rinehart 2015-03-30 18:45
Our world will not be the same without Lin Slayton. He was an example of everything good in mankind. My prayers go to his family.
#21 Danny & Becky 2015-03-25 08:29
He was a wonderful Christian man. One of the good ones. We will miss him.
Becky and Danny Hiller
#20 Byrd & Susan Smith 2015-03-21 13:41
Mr. Lin was such a Gentle Giant of a Man. A true friend to all & a Special Friend to Our Family through His Love for My Daddy & their time together lifting Praises to the Lord. I know that they are together singing in Heaven today.
#19 Bennie Sue Hiller 2015-03-21 12:34
#18 Dan&Martha Lewis 2015-03-21 12:26
To the grieving family of a very dear friend and Christian
Brother, we say that as GOD was with him so HE will be with
you ,if you will ask HIM too and Let HIM be your Savior,
Strength ,Comfort and Guide. We are praying for you.
#17 George Burk 2015-03-19 22:55
Lin devoted his life to helping those that many people would think were beyond help or not worth helping. Lin's involvement with Faith Home and his love and concern for the less fortunate have made a positive impact on the hundreds of Faith Home "graduates" and their families. Well done, good and faithful servant. May you rest in peace.
#16 Gena Roton 2015-03-19 22:17
I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr. Lin was a wonderful, sweet man. May the loving and happy memories you share bring you some comfort during this very difficult time.
#15 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-03-19 19:19
A dear friend is with the Lord. He has been preparing for this trip for a long time. He is happy and at Peace with all his beloved singing the songs of Glory. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#14 Sam Jefcoat 2015-03-19 17:46
Newberry has lost a fine, fine man.

My sympathies to those who knew and loved him.
#13 Sammie Graham 2015-03-19 16:35
Lin , you have been a neighbor and friend for more than fifty years. It will be sad not to see that smile and have those nice conversations anymore. You made Harper St a street of friendly neighbors just like you. Newberry has lost a fine citizen and a wonderful man.
#12 christy sease 2015-03-19 14:21
rest in peace mr slaton prayers for the family
#11 Virginia ReesePorte 2015-03-19 14:03
I am so sorry to read of Lin's passing. His mother taught me in my Sunday School class during my high school years and I knew Lin for many years before I moved from Newberry in the 70s'. He was always friendly and a very jolly person. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Virginia Reese Porter
#10 Coroner Craig Newton 2015-03-19 12:37
To the family of Mr. Lin, Please accept my sincere condolences. Lin epitomized the true definition of the word "friend". Many were able to call him friend and they were blessed. I feel that he punched his ticket for a special place in heaven many years ago. Now with Mabel and other loved ones there is no more pain, suffering, or heartache. I know he is smiling down upon us all. Rest in Peace.
Coroner Craig Newton
#9 JIM CHALMERS 2015-03-19 12:14
Dearest family,, May the dear Lord in heaven wrap His loving arms around you and grant you peace which passeth all understanding. Lin is surely with the Lord and has now been reunited with his loved ones. Lin was like a brother to me for many years with the Gideons and continued with his love to my family during his earthly life.83 years seems like a long time, but is just a vapor compared to eternity with Jesus. we will surely miss Lin, but please know that we love each of you , Jim and Evelyn Chalmers
#8 Donna Hagen 2015-03-19 10:43
Lin was a cherished friend and distant kin. I always enjoyed talking to him about our family history. I will miss his phone calls and chats. He was so proud that Molly Spearman,(anoth er kinfolk), had been elected to the State Board of Education. Much love to his family, Donna Hagen
#7 R Brown 2015-03-19 08:49
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the resurrection promise at John 5:28,29 that reads; "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all that are in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
#6 Karen Farmer 2015-03-18 22:37
Mr. Slaton was one of the nicest and sweetest people I have ever known. I looked forward to seeing him in Whitmire. Everyone loved him. He will be greatly missed, but I know he is happy to do reunited with Miss Mabel. Our prayers are with you.
#5 Dia Ware 2015-03-18 18:37
Cuz, You were one of a kind. You loved everyone, especially Mrs Mabel, Ross, your grandchildren, family and the Lord. You never met a stranger and always loved to spread the word of God. You are now in Heaven where you are with your loved ones that have gone before you and you are whole again. Your work is done and we will miss you....our loss is Heaven's gain. Give everyone up there with you my love!
#4 Tommie Ann Coleman 2015-03-18 17:09
You were my Dad's (Madison Tommie Pitts) best friend since childhood. You told me two weeks ago you were ready to join Daddy in heaven. I know you are with him now. May God bless you and your loved ones.
#3 Tommie Ann Coleman 2015-03-18 17:02
You were my dad's (Madison Tommie Pitts) best friend since childhood. You told me 2 weeks ago you were tired and ready to join him. I know you are in heaven with him now. Love you and rest in peace.
#2 Mary Helen Stuhr 2015-03-18 12:58
Cousin Lin you will be missed terribly....alw ays had a smile and a good word for everyone. Never met a stranger. This earth's loss is Heavens Gain for sure.....
Love you always,
Mary Helen Hiller-Stuhr
#1 Debra Taylor 2015-03-18 11:45
So sorry to hear about Lin. Another Newberry icon is gone. He was a dear man and will be missed. May peace and comfort be with the family and friends. Much Love, Debra Taylor

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