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Alton H. Piester

May 18, 1945 — February 7, 2023


Alton H. Piester

Alton Hawkins Piester, 77, of Newberry, died Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at his residence.

Born on May 18, 1945, in Newberry, he was the son of the late Edwin Eugene and Mary Lou Hawkins Piester. He had served in the S.C. National Guard and was the owner of Alton Piester Trucking. Mr. Piester was a member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church and the Faithful Servant Sunday School Class. He was also a volunteer with the St. Philip's Fire Department.

He is survived by a sister, Elma Jean Piester Beaty of Hickory, NC; grandsons, Danial (Katelyn) Piester of Newberry and Dalton Piester of Kingsport, TN and a grandson, Rylan Piester. Mr. Piester was predeceased by his sons, Brian Piester and Bond Piester.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, February 11, 2023, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108, St. Philip's Fire Department, c/o Aubrey Horne, 254 Walnut Grove Lane, Pomaria, SC 29126 or the Purple Heart Foundation P.O. Box 49, Annandale, VA 22003.

Active pallbearers will be Dean Lominick, A.P. Smith, Aubrey Horne, Brian Hare, Joey Cagle and Kenneth Shealy.

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Friday, February 10, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

McSwain - Evans Funeral Home

1724 Main St., Newberry, SC 29108

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Funeral Service and Burial

Saturday, February 11, 2023

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