David E. Bedenbaugh

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David Bedenbaugh, loving father and grandfather, died at home at the age of 94 on December 31, 2020. David was born on October 28, 1926 in Prosperity, South Carolina. He graduated from O’Neal High School in Prosperity and served in World War 2 as a military police officer for the United States Army. David was a proud lifelong citizen of Prosperity and was a co-business owner with his brother Earle of Bedenbaugh Feed and Seed for 35 years and owner and manager of Bedenbaugh Investments and Bedenbaugh Rentals for 30 years. David was married to Linda Bedenbaugh for 52 years and raised 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. After his loving wife Linda passed away in 2009, David married Frances (Fran-Fran) Hamm. They were married for 8 years.

David had a passion for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and playing poker. He hunted as a small boy up into his late eighties. He shared his love of hunting with friends and family and was an avid outdoor sportsman his entire life. In his later years, he could often be found in his battered pickup truck checking trout lines on the ponds on his properties or on Lake Murray. His truck was frequently the recipient of dings and dents because he believed in getting where he was going no matter what was in his way. One of David’s favorite sayings was, “There’s only 2 speeds in life, stop and hold on. ” He was known for a quick wit, love of meeting new people and a no-nonsense attitude and bearing.

David was preceded in death by his father, Boyd and mother, Eula Belle, his brother, Earle, and beloved wives, Linda and Frances. He is survived by his sons, Boyd and Michael, grandchildren, Carson, Jacob, Jonah and Maggie and nieces, Jan Blackwell, Lisa Sulka, Jean Bedenbaugh, and nephew, Charlie Bedenbaugh.

David will be laid to rest at Zion Church Cemetery in Prosperity on Monday, January 4th at 2:00 pm. Due to Covid restrictions, no visitation will be held and anyone who fears having been exposed to COVID 19 within the past ten days are discouraged from attending and those who do attend mask and social distancing protocols should be followed.. Memorial donations may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, care of Cemetery Fund at 80 Zion Circle, Prosperity, SC 29127

The service will be broadcast via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PTHP1

Ralph Lewis

Ralph Schumpert Lewis, 77, of Prosperity, died Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on September 23, 1943, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Jesse W. and Myra Schumpert Lewis. He was a 1965 Graduate of Clemson College where he was the first graduate of the Food Science and Technology Curriculum. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. He retired from the Food and Drug Industry after many years of service and was a partner in a car repair and tire business in San Antonio, TX. After living away for 35 years he and his wife retired back to Newberry County. He had a love for gardening. He was a life long learner and enjoyed reading and discussing politics. His greatest joy however, was his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Andrea Shealy Lewis; sons, Jesse (Kelly) Lewis of Prosperity and Chad (Debbie) Lewis of Midlothian, VA; a daughter, Amanda (Stefan) Holt of Gray Court; grandchildren, Allie Pergerson, Fritz W. Lewis, Graylyn Lewis, Reagan Lewis, Collin Holt, Dawson Lewis, Christopher Holt, and Meagan (Jacob) Bellar; a dear lifelong friend, Willie Mendenhall; and a number of dear nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers, Burton Lewis and Hugh Lewis.

The family will be at their home on Hollands Landing Road.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 3, 2021 in Prosperity Cemetery by the Rev. Michael Price. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, General Fund, PO Box 188, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to Habitat For Humanity, 322 W. Lamar Street, Americus, GA 31709-9906.

Friends may come by the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home from Saturday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to view and sign the guest register.

Miller Jacobs

John Miller Jacobs, 81, of Newberry, died Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Lexington Medical Center.

Born on October 19, 1939, in Newberry, he was a son of the late John E. and Winifred Riley Jacobs. Mr. Miller was a 1958 graduate of Newberry High School and had a diverse working career that began at Kaywood Corporation and led him to being the founder of Quality Woodworks and Quality Woodtruss. His most enjoyable jobs were driving for Lominick's Repair Service and Road Runner Services. He was a member of Glory Tabernacle and also attended Cross Point Church. Mr. Jacobs was a member of the Midlands Classic Car Club.

He is survived by his wife, Frankie Rice Jacobs; daughters, Johnette Marie (Steve) McCarthy of Greenwood, Fonda Ruth (Darren) Brown of Newberry, Carmen Tran (Jim) Davis of Simpsonville and Hayley Sue (Charlie) Bedenbaugh of Prosperity; a sister, Sue (Elwood) Jones of Prosperity; brothers, Eugene (Donna) Jacobs of Prosperity and Thomas (Pattie) Jacobs of Lexington; grandchildren, Ryan McCarthy, Michael McCarthy, Morgan Blair, Dustin Brown, Jacob Brown, Zane Davis, Owyn Davis, Carley Dominick, Hayden Clark, Robbie Clark, Alisha Clark and Tabatha Davis; great-grandson, Samuel Blair and Kyson Bayne.

Services will be held at the Newberry Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at 3:00 pm Friday, December 18, 2020. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Glory Tabernacle, PO Box 778, Newberry, SC 29108, Cross Point Church, PO 1171, Newberry, SC 29108, Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 19 Player Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or Faith Assembly, 798 Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Dustin Brown, Jacob Brown, Hayden Clark, Robbie Clark, Darren Brown and Randy Malloy.

Due to COVID 19 all are reminded of social distancing requirements and masks are encouraged.



Barbara Johnson

Barbara Miriam Watson Johnson, 63, of Whitmire, died Saturday, December 26, 2020, at her residence.

Born on October 25, 1957, in Cheraw, she was a daughter of the late Ben Thomas and Ollie Mae Watson. She had worked at Walmart and was a member of the Prosperity Church of God.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, Keith William Johnson; a step-son, Lawrence William Johnson; a sister, Becky Leviner; a brother, Esty Watson and a grandson, Elijah William Johnson. She was predeceased by a brother, Jimmy Watson.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Prosperity Church of God by the Rev. James Chaffins. Due to Covid-19i, it is requested that those wishing to attend do so via Zoom


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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 107 Westpark Blvd, #220, Columbia, SC 29210

Roberta Hyler

Roberta Howell Hyler, 84, of Hogansville, GA, widow of Ernest Junior Hyler, died Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at the West Georgia Hospice House.

Born on August 6, 1936, in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late John Major Howell. She had worked most of her life in textiles and retired from Georgia Pacific.

Mrs. Hyler is survived by sons, Clifton (Esther) Hyler, Kenny Wayne (Barbara) Hyler, William Eugene (Cindy) Hyler all of Newberry, Robert Lee (Elaine) Hyler of Whitmire and David Hyler of Fountain Inn; a daughter, Diane (William) Breed of Hogansville, GA; a brother, Roy Howell of Laurens, fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Debra Jean Hyler.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Rosemont Cemetery.

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

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