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Anthony "Tony" Alan Southard

Anthony Alan "Tony" Southard, 52, resident of 402 Byrnes Ave. husband of Amy Southard passed away Wednesday May 3, 2017 at The Hospice House in Greenwood, SC.
Tony was born Nov. 18, 1964 a son of the late Don L. Southard, Sr. and Helen Booth Southard.

Tony was a graduate of Abbeville High School Class of 1982. He also graduated from Piedmont Technical College with a Degree in Robotics. He was very active in his community having served as a Cub Scout Leader of Troop #93. He was the owner & operator of Abbeville Sporting Goods Store. People will remember the Store Club of Tony's during the spring festival and all the fun and laughs we shared. It goes without saying that if you knew Tony Southard you knew how much of a diehard Clemson Tiger fan he was. When Tony was fighting his battle with cancer Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney sent him a special video and told him to never stop fighting and Go Tigers! Tony attended Abbeville Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Tony found the most joy in his life was spending time with his precious Amy and his loving son Michael. Abbeville will never again know another Tony Southard who did so many things for so many people that no one ever knew about but that was just Tony!! His loving family and his many, many friends will miss him.

He is survived by his beloved wife Amy Sanders Southard and a son Michael Southard of the home; three brothers Donnie L. Southard, Jr. (Donna) of Abbeville, SC, Eddy Southard (Patsy) Monks Corner, SC and Wayne Southard (Leslie) of Greenwood, SC; one sister Jackie Stone (Larry) of Anderson, SC; his mother and father- in- law Charles and Dorothy Sanders of Anderson; his brother-in-law Chad Sanders and his sister-in-law Kayla Sanders both of Starr, SC and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday May 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM in The Family Life Center at Abbeville First Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Catoe, Ray Massey and Marion Argo officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 1:00 until 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary of Abbeville First Baptist Church. The family is at the home 402 Byrnes Ave. Abbeville, SC.

Memorials in memory of Tony may be made to Abbeville Pentecostal Holiness Church 109 Barnett St. Abbeville, SC 29620.


Abbeville First Baptist Church
Abbeville, SC  29620
Saturday, May 06, 2017
1:00 - 2:45 PM


Abbeville First Baptist Family Life Center
111 Ellis Ave
Abbeville, SC  29620
Saturday, May 06, 2017
3:00 PM

Memorial Contributions

Abbeville Pentecostal Holiness Church
109 Barnett Street
Abbeville, SC 29620

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Jacki, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Pam Harbin May 8 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you Amy and Michael. Tony will be sorely missed by all for all he has done for Abbeville. His kindnesses and considerations have been so evident. Will miss his warm sense of humor and will always remember all he did to help the Spring Festival to be such a success.

Ruth Freeman May 8 2017 12:00 AM

Praying for you all in this sad time..So sorry for the loss of Tony...He will be missed.May God confort yall.

curtis&tina alexander May 6 2017 12:00 AM

Amy and Michael, my heart goes out to you and your family. Often times we do not know what God's plans are for our lives, however we must trust in him and understand he is in control. Tony was a special person too many that knew him. Even myself during my time living in Abbeville. He and I formed a good friendship through the print shop and I always did what i could to help him with designs. He loved his work for sure. When we moved away, he was one of a few people that I knew we were going to miss being around. Light hearted, gentle spirited "BIG T" is what I used to call him. We will miss him dearly.

Michael Frye May 6 2017 12:00 AM

Amy & Michael I am so sorry for your loss! I pray for your comfort during this time! Tony made our t-shirts for Relay and he always made sure they were just right, if not he fixed it! Amy, you are too young to be a widow, you can get through this!!! You are loved by many!!

Tracey Willis Bowie May 5 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.Praying for your family.

The Whiten's May 5 2017 12:00 AM

Amy and Michael,Words cannot express how sorry we are. Tony was such a wonderful man taken away much to early. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. But God has a plan even though we don't understand. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and if you ever need anything at all, don't hesitate to call! Love ya'llJoey, Teresa, Rachel and Jonathan Fogle

Joey, Teresa, Rachel and Jonathan Fogle May 5 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Amy, Michael and family, sending our deepest sympathies. Abbeville will certainly not be the same without Tony Southard. But it's also not the same because of him! He was a great man, loved by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Sincerely,Sarah Lynne Howie, Lamar Williams, Harry and Lyda

Sarah Lynne Howie May 5 2017 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Tony many years ago and he was a really good guy. I pray the Lord gives you peace and comfort in the days to come.

George Wham May 5 2017 12:00 AM

Amy & Michael, I was so sorry to hear of your lost. Tony was a good and thoughtful person.

Annie Morton May 5 2017 12:00 AM

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