Obituaries

Listed here are the family members that have gone home to our family in the heavens. While it might be a seat left empty at our reunion, the memories of the person who once sat in that seat will continue on in the generations of family memebers who honor their memory in their stories, pictures, and actions. Like Margaret Mead said in her poem below...."For if you always think of me, I will never be gone."

 

To the living, I am gone; to the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated, but to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot speak, but I can listen. I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore, gazing at a beautiful sea, Remember me.
As you look upon a flower and admire it's simplicity, Remember me.
Remember me in you hearts, thoughts, and your memories of the
times we loved, the times we cried, the times we fought, the times we laughed.
For if you always think of me, I will never be gone.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina - Barbara Evelyn Jeter, age 84, died on October 19, 2020. She was born in Raleigh, North Carolina.

She was predeceased by her parents Paul and Evelyn Jeter, her brother Paul Jeter, and her brother-in-law, Jack Smith.

Barbara graduated from Union High School and Winthrop College. Following in the footsteps of her parents, she pursued a career in public education as an elementary school teacher. She taught in Ridgewood, New Jersey and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jack M SmithCOLUMBIA - A memorial service for Jack M. Smith will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, August 1 at First Presbyterian Church with The Rev. Dr. William Bouknight and the Rev. Bryan Bult officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in Jackson Hall. A private committal service will be held at a later date. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.

Dr. Smith passed away on July 27, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Thelma Smith, as well as his brother Lawrence Smith. He was born on August 6, 1935 in Florence, SC, where he also grew up. He was a 1953 graduate of McClenaghan High School, where he exceled in athletics and academics. He was awarded an academic scholarship to study at Wofford College, where he was President of his senior class, a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, and a member of the Senior Order of Gnomes. He graduated in 1957, after which he entered the Medical College of South Carolina. Upon being awarded the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1961, he interned in Charleston and served for two years as a staff surgeon for the US Army Weapons Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1969, following which he entered practice with Drs. Ledyard and Paysinger in Columbia. Dr. Smith served as an accomplished, compassionate neurosurgeon from 1969 to 2000.

Clarence Augustus (Gus) Jeter, III

Spartanburg - Clarence Augustus (Gus) Jeter, III, age 77, passed away at his home in Spartanburg, South Carolina on November 14, 2018. Gus, the son of Clarence Augustus (Gus) Jeter Jr. and Margaret Frances (Sis) Roper Jeter Gilliam, was born in Carlisle, South Carolina on December 5, 1940. 

Gus was a loving husband, stepfather, brother, and uncle to his family and was a steadfast friend to all who had the pleasure to know him. He was a graduate of the 1958 Union High School class and his beloved Citadel in 1963, where he received a B.A. in Liberal Arts. After college, he served in the U.S. Army and then as a Company Commander for the U.S. Army Reserves in Union, South Carolina. He worked for several years at Milliken & Company in various management roles. In 1971, Gus began working in the investments and brokerage industry and was a Financial Advisor for more than 45 years. He was dedicated to his clients and colleagues throughout his very successful and distinguished career and made a positive impact on many people's lives. 

Clarence Calhoun Jeter, Jr.

North Augusta, SC—Funeral Services for Mr. Clarence C. Jeter, Jr., 83, who entered into rest January 12, 2019, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Grace United Methodist Church. Rev. Randall L. Haase, Dr. John M. Younginer, Jr., and Dr. T. Joseph Lusk officiating.

Mr. Jeter was a native of Spartanburg, SC, raised in the Panama Canal Zone because of his father’s employment and had made North Augusta his home for the past 68 years. He was a graduate of Carlisle Military Academy, Augusta College and received a Masters Degree from Georgia Southern University. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where he had served as the Business Administrator, Chairman of the Council of Ministries and Nuturing Ministries and a Sunday School Teacher. Mr. Jeter was a Veteran of the US Air Force and had served as President of the North Augusta Elementary School PTA as well as President of the North Augusta Area PTA Council and Treasurer of the Community Ministries of North Augusta.

Paul Hamilton (Buzzy) Jeter III

Paul Hamilton Jeter, III, age 73, was welcomed into his heavenly home July 8, 2018.  He was born in Rock Hill, SC.  He was the son of Paul and Evelyn Jeter and grew up in Union, SC.  He earned the rank of Eagle Scout while in high school and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1967. 

Mr. Jeter began his career as a teacher and guidance counselor at Alcorn Middle School.  In 1974, he became assistant principal at Oak Grove Elementary School in Lexington, SC and remained there until his retirement in 1997.  Mr. Jeter enjoyed a lifelong hobby as a collector and dealer of antiques, specializing in South Carolina pottery, bottles, and postcards.  He co-authored Columbia’s Past in Glass in 1976 and authored SC Beverage Bottles 1880 - 1980 in 1986.