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Funeral services for Willene Wicker Shealy will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer at 11:00 am Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Burial will follow in Pomaria Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. In lieu o flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1515 Boundary Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or the Newberry County Museum, P.O. Box 343, Newberry, SC 29108.
Mrs. Shealy of Newberry, died Friday, August 3, 2018. She was born Mary Willene Wicker on September 16, 1920, at what was then Camp Jackson to the late William Owens and Murrie Sanders Wicker. She was married to the late Joseph Mayer Eargle and then the late Ernest Olin Shealy, Sr. Over the years she worked as a secretary for several local businesses. She especially treasured the memories and friendships she made during the almost twenty-five years spent at the Newberry Airport with her husband. So long as her health permitted, she was active in her church and community. Mrs. Shealy was a charter member and an active supporter of the Newberry County Museum.
She is survived by daughters, Murrie Alice (Robert) Johnson of John's Island and Patricia (Michael) Stiles of Clearbrook, VA; a son, Ernest Olin Shealy, Jr. of Silverstreet. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Allen Johnson of John's Island, Amy Johnson Hatchet of Charleston, Laura Dufford Jackson of Boyce, VA, Claire Dufford Burdette of Mercersburg, PA, Holly Stiles of Ocean View, DE, Zachary Stiles of Clearbrook, VA and four great-grandchildren, Regan Jackson of Boyce, VA, Reese Burdette and Brinkley Burdette of Mercersburg, PA and Daniel Hatchet of Charleston. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by a sister, Bettye Wicker Williams.
Active pallbearers will be Arnold Hiller, Tim Shealy, Ronnie Cromer, Ray Graham, Greg Evans and Ricky Richardson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1515 Boundary Street, Newberry, 29108 or to the Newberry Museum, P.O. Box 343, Newberry, 29108
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