Current Year Obituaries
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.