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William Basil Gunter

William B. Gunter, Jr., 84, resident of 455 Hwy. 20 widower of Frances Bowie Gunter passed away Sunday April 5, 2009 at his home.

Born in Abbeville Co. SC, he was a son of the late William Basil Gunter, Sr. and Willie Jeanette Moore Gunter.

He was a United States Navy veteran serving as a Sonar Technician of World War II. He served in Normandy on D-Day and also received the World War II Victory Medal. He was a retired employee of the former Monsanto Plant in the Power Utility Dept. He will be sorely missed by his loving family and many friends.

Survivors include 2 sons Steve Gunter and his wife Rhonda of Anderson, SC and Mike Gunter of Abbeville, SC; 1 sister Esther Belle McKay of Brandon, FL; a step-daughter Shirley Ivester of Abbeville, SC; a step-son Jimmy Lawton of McCormick, SC; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday April 8, 2009 at 2:00 PM in the Chandler Chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home. The burial will follow in Melrose Cemetery with military rites. The family is at the home 455 Hwy. 20 Abbeville, SC.

The body is at the Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 PM Tuesday evening.

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


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
6:00-7:30 PM


Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
2:00 PM


Melrose Cemetery
Hwy 28
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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Mike and family, so sorry to hear about your dads passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this hard time in your lives.

David and Barbie Cann Apr 8 2009 12:00 AM

Steve, Mike and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Alane Simpson Taylor Apr 7 2009 12:00 AM


darnell bond Apr 7 2009 12:00 AM

Steve&Mike I am so sorry for your your loss.I wanted to let you know I am thinking of you both in this sad time,and I will keep you two and your famlies in my prayer's.

Debra Hughes Batson Apr 7 2009 12:00 AM

To all of Junior's Family, I was sorry to hear about Junior's passing. May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Sybil (Woodall) Mullikin Apr 6 2009 12:00 AM

Mike, i am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are w/ you at this time.Many memories of your mom and dad.

jan sparks Apr 6 2009 12:00 AM