Stephen Edward McCloud

Stephen Edward McCloud

Stephen McCloud

Your Home Builders Association is sad to announce that Stephen Edward McCloud, 36, of Greenville, met his Savior, Jesus, early Friday morning in his sleep, December 14, 2018, due to complications with a congenital heart condition.
Stephen owned and operated McCloud Technologies Group, LLC, and was a member of the HBA of Greenville and a good friend to many HBA members.  He attended Bob Jones University and North Greenville University, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Kara Frans McCloud; his sons, Gabriel (5), Gavin (3), and Graham (1); his parents, Ken and Jan McCloud; his brother, David and Mirelys McCloud; his sister, Sarah and Eric Tessmann; his in-laws, Rick and Marsha Frans; brothers-in-law, Joel and Wendy Frans and Luke and Katarina Frans; and his loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Memorial services will be held at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church on Monday, December 17, 2018, with visitation beginning at 4:30 and the funeral to follow at 5:30. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made payable to Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church with funds designated for an education fund to be established for the McCloud children.

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Johnny Edward Nix

Johnny Edward Nix

Johnny Edward Nix

Your Home Builders Association of Greenville would like to join the HBA of SC in expressing our condolences to HBA of South Carolina Executive Director Mark Nix on the passing of his father Johnny Nix.

Johnny Edward Nix, 74, passed away on December 14, 2018. Born in Columbia, SC on March 25, 1944, he was a son of the late Julius Edward Nix and Hilda Raines. Johnny graduated from Brooklyn Cayce High School where he played football. He also attended USC and was a lifelong Gamecock fan.

Johnny married Marjorie Nettles on April 6, 1967 and they raised 4 children together of whom he was extremely proud: Mark (Alicia) of Columbia, Missy Pusey (Eric) of Tega Cay, Stephen (Julie) of Leesburg, VA, and Susan Shirley of Columbia. He also had 9 grandchildren whom he loved very much: Katharine, Garrett, Olivia, and Molly Nix, Sarah Pusey, Ansley and James Nix, and Abigail and Emma Shirley.
Johnny spent many years in service to others. He enjoyed coaching his children’s’ little league teams, served as President of the PTO at Cardinal Newman High School, spent many years running book fairs at St. Joseph Catholic School, and was known to many as the “Turkey Man” for his years of cooking and carving turkeys at Thanksgiving for those in need. Johnny was also a proud charter member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Joseph Catholic Church where he served as Grand Knight for Chapter 12554, District Deputy, and was named Knight of the Year in 2001.
Johnny was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Patsy Ann Bradley.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Columbia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School or a charity of your choice.
Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.  Memories may be shared at or comment here.

Jacqueline Jo Dey

Jacqueline Jo Dey passed away on July 20, 2015, at her home in Dawsonville, GA, surrounded by her family.  She was 74.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jerry Dey of Dawsonville, GA.  She is also survived by her four children, Michael Dey and his wife, Karen, of Greenville and Columbia, SC; Mark Dey and his wife, Lisa, of Rock Hill, SC; Michelle Hughes, of Orangeburg, SC; and Susan Koblasz and her husband, Jim, of Cumming, GA.  She also is  survived by her seven grandchildren, Patrick Dey of Denver, CO; Stacey Dey of West Columbia, SC; Bradley Dey and his wife, Miranda, of Greer, SC; Christopher Hughes of Newberry, SC; Cameron Dey of Rock Hill SC; Erin Koblasz of Cumming, GA; and Katie Koblasz of Cumming, GA.  She is further survived by one great grandchild, Linden Dey of Greer, SC.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Mildred Childers, her sister, Gerri Jean Rubino, and her brother, Ricky Keith Childers.  
Known to family and friends as Jackie, she was a native of Virgie, KY.  She graduated from Roseville High School in Roseville, MI.  A professional lab technician, Jackie devoted her career to the care of others, but devoted her life to her family and friends.  Jackie cherished family trips to Edisto Beach, SC, and her home state of Kentucky.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia or Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Cumming, GA.
Jackie’s son, Michael Dey, is the Executive Officer of the Home Builders Association of Greenville. On behalf of the HBA members and staff we send our sincerest condolences to Michael and his family.  

Update: A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 23rd at 11am at The Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Cumming GA.

Condolences: Harold T. Newton

Harold Truman Newton, of Easley, SC, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2013 at the Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, Anderson, SC. He was born on March 14, 1921 in Anderson County to the late Truman O. Newton and Jelia Mae Boggs Newton. He was predeceased by his sister, Ruth Newton Hicks of Easley. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia Reardon Newton.

He has five sons and nine grandchildren: Gary S. Newton and grandson, Andrew, of Pelzer, SC; Eric A. Newton and wife, Ann, and grandchildren, Allison, Regina, Megan, Kelley and Paul, of Washington, NJ; Miles A. Newton and wife, Laura, and grandchildren Mark, Julie, and Matthew of Hanceville, AL; Harold E. Newton of Pelzer, SC, Alex J. Newton of Columbia, South America.

Harold graduated from Easley High School in 1938. He joined the Army Air Corp in 1942 serving as a pilot in the Southwest Pacific. Following service in WWII, he flew as an Air Force pilot at Donaldson Air Force Base in Greenville until it closed. He then flew with the Georgia Air National Guard, Savannah, GA, until his retirement in 1971. He was a corporate pilot for Ballenger Paving Company from the mid-1950s thru the early 1960s.

Harold had a long career in the building business. His businesses included the Newton-McConnell Lumber Co. and Thermal Insulation and Construction, Inc. He designed and built numerous homes and offices in the Easley and Greenville area, including the only Frank Lloyd Wright house located in upper South Carolina. He served as President of the Home Builders Association of Greenville and the North Greenville Rotary. He retired in 1995 from the building business.

Harold had many interests in life. He played guitar with “The Rhythmaires” for many years. He loved to play competitive table tennis and checkers and was an expert bridge player. He treasured his time with special friends, particularly the breakfast groups. A special thank you to Harold’s friends who remained loyal to him to the end.

Harold had a very generous heart. He chose to participate in the Gift of Body Program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Services will be held on Sunday, July 7, at 5 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenville where Harold has been a member for over 50 years. The Reverend Susan Crowell will officiate. A reception will follow in the All Purpose Room. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Source:  Greenville News