Jimmy Harrison Alewine, 76, of Newberry, widower of Susanne McCutcheon Alewine, died September 18, 2017 at Springfield Place.
Born on March 30, 1941 in Newberry, he was a son of the late Henry Musco and Claudia Beatrice Shealy Alewine. He was a member of the first graduating class of Mid-Carolina High School where he helped write the Alma Mater and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Newberry College. He taught school in Florence and Greenwood Counties, and later went to work for the Department of Social Services in Newberry County where he retired after 30 years of service as Director. He and his wife, Susanne later came out of retirement to become WaWa and SuSu to their granddaughters. He was a Member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church where he was a former church councilman.
He is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Sheely (Jay) of Little Mountain and Leanne Davis (Mark) of Newberry; 2 granddaughters, Hannah Huffstetler (Nick) and Harrison Sheely; two sisters-in law, Lillian Bouknight and Eleanor Alewine both of Newberry; a brother-in-law, Rick McCutcheon (Judy) of Newberry; cousins, Darlene Brigman (Richard), Marlene McCutcheon, Suzette Wilson (Lee) and Jamie Bowyer; 4 step-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; and 6 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Jerry Alewine.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108, Harvest Hope Food Bank2220 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201, or to the American Red Cross, 2751 Bull Street, Columbia SC 29201.
Active pallbearers will be Michael Bouknight, Jimmy Leitzsey, Rick McCutcheon, Clifford Shealy, James Berley, and Rev. Terry Amick.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Abraham, the Staff of Unit 4 at Springfield Place and the Adult B Sunday School Class of St. Philip's Lutheran Church.
The family would like to extend special thanks to his dedicated and loving caregivers, Amy Hawkins, Courtney Jottie, Shirley Livingston and Marlana Cucio.
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