Shirley Freeman Barbour, 78, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, January 10, 2015 with her family by her side. Barbour is the mother-in-law of Fritzi Barbour of C. Dan Joyner Realtors.
Born in Easley, she was a daughter of the late Floyd Dorroh and Ethel Fay Sherman Freeman.
She was a graduate of Furman University and also an active member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Service Sorority.
During her marriage she enjoyed living and traveling throughout the country and abroad as an Air Force wife. Upon her husband’s retirement Shirley and her family settled in Mauldin where she was a member of First Baptist Church Mauldin and a member of the Dot Creel Sunday School Class. As the daughter of a florist, she loved flowers of every variety and greatly enjoyed gardening. Family gatherings at the lake house was also a favorite past time. Most importantly was her love and devotion shown to her family and as in Proverbs 31, her husband and children “arise and call her blessed”.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, William H. “Bill” Barbour (Major USAF Ret.); her daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Wes McVay; her son and daughter-in-law, Steven F. and Fritzi Barbour; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra and Dale Turner and Joan and Charles Carswell; and her beloved grandchildren, Austin W. McVay and fiancee Kelly Spaugh, and Meredith J. McVay.
Mrs. Barbour is at The Mackey Mortuary where the family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5 to 7:00pm. Funeral services will be Thursday morning, January 15 at 10:30am at First Baptist Church Mauldin with the Reverend Wade Leonard officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Source: The Mackey Mortuary
|Past President Dee Smith|
It is with sadness that we report to you that Past President Dee Smith died Friday. Dee Smith was President of your Home Builders Association in 1986 and also Builder of the Year. He also served as Vice Chairman of the S.C. Housing Finance and Development Authority.
Smith is survived by his wife of 26 years, Betty, and four sons, Stacy, Randall, John, and Craig, as well as their spouses and three grandchildren. He also is survived by his brother, Bill, and sisters Helen and Karen.
Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 11 a.m, at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The funeral service is planned for 1:30 p.m., also at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 201 Rock Springs Road, Easly, SC 29642 and Brookwood Church, 580 Brookwood Pt. Pl., Simpsonville, SC 29681.
It is with sadness that we report to you the passing of Troy C. Usher, father of Todd Usher, Past President of your Home Builders Association and President of Addison Homes. A memorial service will be held on Monday April 7th at 2pm at Seneca Presbyterian Church, 115 West South 1st St. Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in honor of Troy C. Usher to Honor Flight Upstate at http://www.honorflightupstatesc.com/2011/
Richard N. Sendler, 69, a Columbia Home Builder, died Thursday morning after a long battle with cancer. Born in Charlotte, NC he was a son of the late Moses Aaron and Mary Pegram Sendler.
Sendler was Past President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia and an active member of the Home Builders Association of South Carolina. Sendler was a leader in advocating for reasonable building codes and served on the S.C. Building Codes Council.
The family will receive visitors Monday, October 7, 12:30 p.m., at Northeast Presbyterian Church, 601 Polo Road, Columbia, 29223. Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC, 29229, at 3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to either the Charitable Foundation of The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia, 625 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC, 29201, or The Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, 100 Park Avenue, Suite 108, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
Richard graduated from Wampee-Little River High School, and Georgia Tech University with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. He proudly served his country in Vietnam as an officer in the US Army. He was owner of Sendler Construction Co., Inc., where he enjoyed a long career working with his family and those he considered family.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 47 years, Carolyn Adams Sendler; sons; Richard N. Sendler, Jr. and Michael Scott Sendler and wife Lisa, all of Columbia; grandchildren, Christian Hope Sendler, Bailey Ann Sendler, Mya Neomi Illingworth, Ava Zoelle Sendler, and Jacob Cade Sendler; brothers, Edward P. Sendler and wife Jayne of Venice, FL, Charles C. Sendler and wife Lynn of North Myrtle Beach, SC; sisters Mary Ann Newell and husband Bill of Pittsboro, NC, Jean S. Ayers and husband Bill of LeGrange, GA, and a sister-in-law, Joyce Sendler of Atlantic Beach, FL; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by a brother, Alter W. Sendler.