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Marion "Penny" Franklin McAlister

Marion Franklin "Penny" McAlister, 85, resident of 119 Moore St. husband of Bernice McKee McAlister passed away peacefully Sunday June 15, 2008 at the Hospice House in Greenwood, SC.

Born in Greenville, SC he was the son of the late Bonham and Sally Winkler McAlister Carithers.

Penny was a 1949 Graduate of Clemson College and was a United States Army veteran of WWII serving with the Field Artillery Unit in the European Theatre. He retired in Textile Management with Burlington Textiles with over 46 years of service.He was an active member of Southside Baptist Church. He will be remembered as a loving and caring family man and devoted friend of many.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 64 years, Bernice McKee McAlister of the home; 1 sister, Dorothy Riser of Ninety Six, SC; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son M.F. "Copper" McAlister, Jr. and a daughter Sandra Jordan Vermette; a brother C.D. McAlister and 2 sisters Faye Leopard and Carolyn James.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted Wednesday at 4:00 PM at the Chandler Chapel of Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Hartley officiating. Burial will follow at a later date.

The family is at the home 119 Moore St. Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 4:00 PM Wednesday afternoon prior to services.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646.

Visitation

Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
3:00-4:00 PM

Service

Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
4:00 PM

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Guestbook

Grandmother, I am so sorry I was unable to make it back to America to atend services. You are in our prayers. Danny and Frank

Frank Jordan and Danny Clement Jun 24 2008 12:00 AM

Hi, Bernice and Family, My sister, Susan Bagwell Fowler, and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Penny. We just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and your family in your time of sorrow. You were blessed to have such a special person in your life. Love, Susan and Sammy from Simpsonville

Sammy Bagwell McIntosh Jun 17 2008 12:00 AM

Dear Bernice and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Penny was a nice man and was always fun to be around. May God bless you in the days to come. Carrie Cartledge, granddaughter of Evelyn M. Page

Carrie Cartledge Jun 16 2008 12:00 AM