Anne N. Folk

Recorded Funeral Service

Anne N. Folk, wife of J. Wayne Folk of Newberry, South Carolina, died September 8, 2021. Mrs. Folk was born on September 12, 1948 in Charlotte, North Carolina . She was the daughter of the late Dennis W. “Red” Newton, Sr. and Mary Blackwell Newton.


Educated in the Newberry County school system, Anne attended Newberry College and earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Columbia College and her M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina.


Anne's teaching career spanning more than 31 years began in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, from there to Clinton, South Carolina , and then to Speers Street Elementary School in Newberry. Following the sudden death of her father-in-law, Hamilton Folk, Anne was offered and accepted his position, teaching biology at Newberry High School. She also became the advisor for Junior Civitans for more than 20 years.


In addition to her husband of 51 years, Anne is survived by her brother, Dr. Dennis W. “Rusty” Newton, Jr.(Susan) of Lexington, South Carolina; sister, Terry Kay Force (Derrell) of Southport, North Carolina; brother-in-law, David Folk of Newberry, South Carolina; and sisters-in-law, Nedra S. Folk of Newberry, South Carolina and Merrie D. Folk of Prosperity, South Carolina. She is also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, whom she loved very much.


Collecting frog images in bric-a-brac, jewelry, pictures, and yard displays reinforced her belief to Fully Rely On God. An active member of Beth-Eden Lutheran Church, Anne sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and served of church council. In addition to participating in several other church choirs, Anne was a member of the Newberry Community Choir for more than 25 years, designating her a charter member.


In addition to her interests, Anne enjoyed helping Wayne on his cattle farm and traveling with a group of dear friends (“THE BUDS”) throughout the eastern United States.


A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm Sunday, September 12, 2021, at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Rodney Gunter. The family will be at the residence and will receive friends following the service.


The family wishes to express thanks to their many dear friends and relatives for their kindnesses, prayers, gifts of food, medical equipment, cards, texts, and calls. A special thank you to Amedysis (Jesse), MSA Hospice, and Stephanie Johnson for her loving care and kindness shown to Anne.


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#54 Natalie Atchison Senn 2021-09-15 08:45
My condolences.
I was in Mr. Hamilton Folk's class when he suddenly passed away and it was devastating. Mrs. Anne Folk helped our class survive that ordeal while teaching us well.
#53 Eleanor Mallory Brown 2021-09-12 18:34
Dear Cousins Wayne, Rusty, and T.K.
I was so saddened to hear about Anne's passing. You both (Wayne & Anne) were always quite good to me as well as to my grandparents who Anne referred to as "Aunt Lib and Duncan" and I have nothing but fond memories of both of you, including a wonderful memory of the 3 of us riding in a carriage behind one of the ponies at "the farm" when I was about 5 years old. Anne will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but our wonderful shared memories will remain with us forever. Love, Eleanor and family (Brian), sons Dalton (fiance' Blaire Taylor- both of whom also attended and graduated from Newberry College), and Davis.
#52 Mary Helen Ragland 2021-09-12 12:38
I enjoyed knowing Anne at Newberry High School. Anne was so cute, friendly, smart, and fun to be with. ShShe married our friend, Wayne Folk. May God be your your comfort and peace, Wayne. God meet your needs. Love to you and yours, Mary Helen and Harry
#51 Sheila Lindsay 2021-09-12 09:27
Wayne, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#50 Janice Allen 2021-09-11 23:06
My sincerest condolences to the family.
#49 Carroll and Martha Koon 2021-09-11 19:35
Wayne, I am so sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
#48 Shelby Fulmer 2021-09-11 17:39
Sorry to hear of Anne's passing. She was so helpful when Newberry Academy started our Jr. Civitan Club. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#47 Annette Bledsoe 2021-09-11 12:04
Wayne, I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you in my prayers during this difficult time.
#46 Mavis Riley 2021-09-11 10:46
Wayne, Dr. Newton and family. Bill and I are so sorry for the loss of Anne. Keeping you in thought and prayer. Bill and Mavis Riley
#45 Elizabeth Kohn 2021-09-10 17:03
Dear Wayne, Rusty, TK and Families:
We are so sad to have lost Anne and send our deepest sympathies. She was very dear to me, since we were little, and I always enjoyed her company. I so appreciated how beautifully she cared for my mom, Aunt Mary, Aunt Mary Ellen and others. She will always be in my memories.
Cousin Elizabeth & Bob
#44 Courtney Suber 2021-09-10 15:39
Tommy and I are so sorry to hear about Ann. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#43 Harriett Rucker 2021-09-10 15:36
Wayne, Terri Kay, and Rusty, and family, Sending our love to you as you experience the sad loss of Anne. May your wonderful memories, God's love and grace bring you peace during these sad times and in the days to come. We continue to remember you in our prayers. We are here for you should you have a need. Our thoughts and prayers.
Harriett and Johnny Rucker
#42 Tavy Stribble 2021-09-10 15:34
Sorry to hear of Mrs. Folk passing.Prayers for family.
#41 Tom & Roberta Henderson 2021-09-10 14:53
Dear Wayne,
We were saddened to hear of Anne’s passing. It is never easy to part with those whom we love. I remember attending your wedding and seeing the joy in both of your faces ....may those and other happy memories flood your heart daily knowing she waits for you to join her in heaven one day ! With love, Tommy and Roberta
#40 Doug 2021-09-10 14:15
Wayne , I am sorry for your loss. You remain in my prayers .
#39 Kendyl Griffith 2021-09-10 14:01
Anne will be remembered for her devotion to education, her church, and volunteerism. May the family receive thoughts of peace and comfort.
#38 Steve and Danielle Quattlebaum 2021-09-10 10:14
Wayne, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#37 Peggy Bogart 2021-09-10 09:53
My sincere sympathy to Wayne and family on their loss of a kind lady.
#36 Toombs D. Lewis, Jr. 2021-09-10 09:50
I was so very sorry to learn of Anne's passing. Prayers to her family for peace and comfort.
#35 Molly Shealy Branton 2021-09-10 06:30
Wayne, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace in your wonderful memories. Molly Shealy Branton
#34 Doretha C Simpson 2021-09-10 04:38
My deepest condolences to the family. May you find peace and comfort during the days ahead.
#33 Wayne &Sharon Golden 2021-09-10 02:34
Our Condolences !
#32 Hayne Davis 2021-09-10 00:19
So sorry to learn about Anne. She was always one of the special ones. Will be thinking about you. Take care.
#31 Karen Stone Robertson 2021-09-09 21:31
Wayne, Rusty, Terry Kay,
My heart, prayers and love are with you and your families. Our families were close friends growing up in Newberry and I have such fond memories. Anne was a kind, caring and thoughtful person. Her talents and love of life touched all who knew her. My prayers are with you. MayGod provide all that you need.
#30 MaryHelen Hiller-Stuhr 2021-09-09 19:37
Wayne my deepest sympathy to you and the family on the passing of Anne. We had A-blast when we worked together at Newberry High school and I sure will miss her..... love to all!!
Mary Helen
#29 Sylvia Moore 2021-09-09 19:12
Wayne, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
#28 Peggy W Wilson 2021-09-09 19:10
Dear Wayne and family,
Len and I are deeply saddened by the loss of your dear, sweet Anne. We are praying that the Lord will bring you comfort and peace during your time of sorrow. Please accept our warmest condolences, and may God, the Father of tender mercies, bless and keep you all. In love, faith , and friendship, Len and Peggy
#27 Tim & Nancy Owen 2021-09-09 16:38
Dear Wayne & family, we are so very sorry to learn of Anne’s passing. What precious memories we share back in those school days. Meeting up with her during our adult years was always a treasure. What a beautiful heart! She shall be missed deeply. Our prayers for Heavenly Father to heal your grief and fill your heart with precious moments shared and looking forward to eternal life with your dear Anne. Our love to you, Tim & Nancy Owen
#26 Cherrie Longshore 2021-09-09 16:24
Wayne, so sorry to hear of Ms Anne’s passing. Sending prayers as you enter this new chapter in life. Thinking of you.
#25 claire easley 2021-09-09 15:45
So sorry, Wayne! You and Anne were such good friends to me in my high school and college days! Anne was always ready to "take us in"! Prayers!
#24 Eddie Norris 2021-09-09 13:53
Wayne and extended family members: I am sorry to read about Annes passing! May the Lord bless and keep you and comfort you with his love! Sincerely, Eddie Norris
#23 Sandra Korschgen 2021-09-09 13:22
Our family has lost a dear and beloved member with Anne's passing. She was a very special and generous person; and, although we know she is in a better place, we will miss her very much. Prayers and love to all her family and especially to Wayne at this sad and most difficult time.
#22 John Boazman 2021-09-09 13:00
Wayne, I'm very sorry for your great loss. I liked all my teachers, but Anne was my favorite. I may have been her favorite student, at least her favorite chalk board washer.
#21 Jan M Ballard 2021-09-09 12:54
Wayne. I am so sad and sorry to hear of Anne's passing. She was one of the best parts of my high-school school yrs. Loved out time together. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I know you will miss her.
#20 AnnaMarie Nicosia 2021-09-09 12:19
Our sincere sympathy in your loss.

Jerry Haltiwanger
Anna Marie Nicosia
#19 I’ll franklin 2021-09-09 09:58
Condolences to Wayne & family
#18 Susie Epting 2021-09-09 09:19
Wayne, I am so sorry to hear of Anne's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family.
#17 Margaret Mason Love 2021-09-09 08:57
Sending love and support to all who loved her… especially Wayne and her brother Rusty. So sorry for your loss!
#16 TARA D MADRAY 2021-09-09 08:55
Mr. Wayne my thoughts are with you. I loved Mrs. Anne. We bonded and became such long lasting friends when I had her for Biology 1 & 2 at NHS back in the 80s and was one of her civinettes. We kept in touch through the years and always enjoyed my time talking with her when you both would sing at Glenn Street.
#15 Marcia and Sonny Ringer 2021-09-09 08:27
Wayne, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family with love and prayers.
#14 Bootsie Cousins 2021-09-09 07:51
I am sorry to hear about Anne’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#13 Gail willard 2021-09-09 05:58
So sorry to hear of Anne's passing praying for the family
#12 Kendyl Griffith 2021-09-09 00:50
Anne was a dedicated educator and was onegenerous with her volunteerism. Condolences to all the family.
#11 Celia Dodgen 2021-09-09 00:30
Wayne, please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of Anne.
She was a very friendly person and always seemed to enjoy our occasional "meeting visits" in the grocery store. I will pray for you and ask God to fill this void in your life.
Celia Dodgen
#10 David & Laura Reames 2021-09-09 00:05
So sorry to hear this news! Wayne, our thoughts and prayers are with you and other family members. Take comfort in a life well lived, in very happy memories, and in our Lord's promise of eternal life.
#9 David & Laura Reames 2021-09-09 00:05
So sorry to hear this news! Wayne, our thoughts and prayers are with you and other family members. Take comfort in a life well lived, in very happy memories, and in our Lord's promise of eternal life.
#8 Rynn Kinard 2021-09-08 23:26
So sorry to hear of your loss. Ann was always kind to me and eagerly shared abouther passions. She will be missed.
#7 Janice lake 2021-09-08 22:22
So sorry to hear of Ann’s death. You are in my thoughts and prayers
#6 Diane Metts 2021-09-08 21:40
Wayne & Family,
Steve & I are so sorry to hear of Anne's passing. How the memories flood my soul. Few people have touched as many lives as Anne has - from school to choirs. Her love of music, her sense of humor, her desire to see the best in all is a legacy that will hard to carry on. She was indeed 'one of a kind'. All of us who have had the honor of knowing her share the common thread of our lives being richly blessed. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you today and in the days to come. Fly high my friend, we will meet again someday and until then, enjoy singing in that heavenly choir.
Steve & Diane Metts
#5 Butch & Tricia Price 2021-09-08 21:33
So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with each of you.
#4 Lane Henderson Joiner 2021-09-08 20:09
I am so sorry to hear this news. Anne was always willing to lend a helping hand. All my love and condolences to Wayne and Anne’s family and friends.
#3 Bonnie Wall Gramling 2021-09-08 20:09
When I was a teenager, Ann and Wayne attended First Baptist. They worked with the youth some. They opened their home and were fun role models. I sang in the church choir with Ann. We were both altos. Ann will he missed! My love to Wayne!
#2 Gloria Mitchell 2021-09-08 19:09
Wayne, I am so sorry for your loss. Ann was a very special lady with a heart of. I pray God will sustain you and give you strength.
#1 Mary MEEKS 2021-09-08 18:25

We are truly saddened to learn of Anne’s passing. She was always so kind and a pleasure to be around. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Janice & Tommy Meeks

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