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Mary Nell Halfacre Eargle

August 18, 1930 — October 5, 2023


Mary Nell Halfacre Eargle

Mary Nell Halfacre Eargle, 93, of Newberry, widow of John Cecil Eargle, Sr. died October 5, 2023 at J.F. Hawkins Health Care.

Born on August 18, 1930 in Newberry, she was the daughter of the late Walton Benjamin and Hazel Wilson Halfacre. She was a graduate of Winthrop College. Mrs. Eargle was one of the first special education teachers in the state and taught at Speers Street School for many years. She was a life-long member of Clayton Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church where she was active for as long as she was able. She and her husband, John enjoyed spending Saturday evenings going to auctions. Mrs. Eargle loved and supported her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her students.

She is survived by a brother, John (Faye) Halfacre; grandchildren, Austin (Caitlyn) Mills, Dominic (Crystal) Ceresani, Necco(Jessica) Ceresani, Benjamin Eargle, and Emily (Chris) Eargle; six great-grandchildren, and a son-in-law, Steve Mills.

She was predeceased by a son, John Cecil Eargle and his wife Susan Hollander Eargle and by a daughter, Johnna Eargle Mills.

The family will receive friends Monday evening, October 9, 2023 from 5:00 until 6:30 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. There will be a private graveside service held in the Clayton Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Halfacre-Clayton Memorial Cemeteries in care of Ron Halfacre, 1810 Harper Street, Newberry, SC 29108.

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Monday, October 9, 2023

5:00 - 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

McSwain - Evans Funeral Home

1724 Main St., Newberry, SC 29108

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