02/20/09 — CLAYTON Z. PRICE

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May 10, 1923-Feb. 9, 2009

COWPENS, S.C. — The Rev. Clayton Zeno Price, 85, husband of the Rev. Angelia Powell Price, 5419 N. Main St., Cowpens, S.C., died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

The Rev. Price was born May 10, 1923, son of the late Zeno A. Price. He was a graduate of Seven Springs High School, Cape Fear Technical College, Wilmington, and Duke University Divinity School and attended Washington College, Washington, D.C.

He was a retired United Methodist Minister and a member of the South Carolina United Methodist Conference. The Rev. Price served churches both in North Carolina and South Carolina conferences. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves from 1941 to 1952.

The Rev. Price was the past president of USS North Carolina Battleship Association; past Chaplain of the American Legion Post No. 129, Jonesville and past Chaplain of States Rights Gist Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

The Rev. Price was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Gorgi Anna Lipsey and husband, David; a grandson, Jordan David Lipsey, all of Pacolet; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Price was predeceased by two sisters, Mary R. Garris and Gertrude P. Davenport.

Funeral servies were held Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. at Bogansville United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Gary Peterson, the Rev. Dennis Lee, and the Rev. Dr. James Hunter. Burial followed in the church cemetery with full military honors. Active pallbearers were Roger Hyatt, Wayne Henderson, Steve Lawson, Randall Bogan, Jeff Lawson and Terry Sturgill. Visitation was held in the fellowship hall immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to Bogansville United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 4052 Buffalo W. Springs Highway, Jonesville, S.C., 29353.


Published in Obituaries on February 20, 2009 1:47 PM