Dorcas Hauk Fowler, wife of Dr. Franklin T. Fowler, a resident of Lakewood Manor, passed away on June 26, 2017. She was a retired RN and medical missionary for the Southern Baptist Convention. A memorial service is being planned for Saturday, August 12th, at 2:00 PM at Lakewood in the Worship Room in Health Services. Arrangements by Woody Funeral Home Parham Chapel.
Our prayers are with Dr. Fowler and the family and friends of Mrs. Fowler.
WHITE, REVEREND DAVID JR.
Reverend David Franklin White, Jr., of Anderson, S.C., breathed his last breath of physical life and then immediately breathed his first breath of the life that will never end during the early evening hours of July 12, 2017. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Mary Jacquelyn Stone White; and their six children, Mary Mac (Bill) Klimack of Houston, Texas; Jacque Lynn (Doug) Davison of Anderson, S.C.; David Franklin (Sharon) White III of Orangeburg, S.C.; John Stone (Marilee) White of Richmond, Va.; Elizabeth Louise (Franky) Dosher of Ware Place, S.C. and Stephen Benjamin (Lori) White of Richmond, Va. Their six children gave them 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He also has a sister, Louise White McConnell of Richmond, Va. He was predeceased by his parents, David Franklin White and Louise Atwood White; a brother, Garnett Lee White; and a grandson, Jonathan Richard White. Reverend White was born on October 29, 1929, the day the Great Depression officially began. He was truly a product of and very much a part of our greatest generation. He grew up in the state of Virginia, born in the mountains, growing up on the coast and finishing high school and college in Richmond, where his father, the Rev. David F. White Sr. was the founding pastor of Monument Heights Baptist Church. Upon his graduation from the University of Richmond with a double major in Organic Chemistry and Biology, he studied at the old Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., earning his Masters of Divinity in 1955. He then moved to Baltimore and earned a Masters in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University while serving as Pastor of Forest Baptist Church in Upperco, Md. From 1957 to 1966, Reverend White served as a Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Richmond. In 1966, he accepted a similar position at Clemson University and moved his family to Pendleton, S.C., where they lived for the next 13 years. While teaching at Clemson, he served several churches in the upstate of South Carolina as interim pastor, including First Baptist of Westminster and Beaverdam Baptist in Fairplay. He returned to Richmond in December of 1978 to become pastor of Weatherford Memorial Baptist Church where he served for nine years, followed by 25 years as pastor of New Vision Baptist Church & Retreat Center. He also served as adjunct professor at multiple educational institutions. In 2013, he and Jackie returned to South Carolina. His last years were spent with his family in Anderson. After an evening of visitation on Monday, July 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gray Mortuary in Pelzer, S.C., a celebration of Reverend White's life will be held at First Baptist Church of Pendleton, S.C., on Tuesday, July 18, at 1 p.m. The burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery, followed by a further celebration in the church fellowship hall. There will be many stories told about a truly great man. To honor his life and legacy, we ask all to do all they can to find a cure for the cruel diseases we call dementia, which rob us of great minds and precious memories. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Upstate S.C. Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Ste. L, Anderson, S.C. 29621 or Halcyon Hospice, 665 N. Academy St., Greenville, S.C. 29601. The family wishes to acknowledge, with great appreciation, the wonderful work of Larry, Diana, Paul, Pattie, Claudine, Daniel, Courtney and others with Halcyon Hospice of Greenville, SC. Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.