Jerry La­mar Alexan­der

The State - - Obituaries -

SENECA - Jerry La­mar Alexan­der, 81, of 601 Northamp­ton Road, Nor­mandy Shores, Seneca, passed away Tues­day, Novem­ber 6, 2018.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held Satur­day, Novem­ber 10 at 4 pm, at Seneca Bap­tist Church, Seneca, SC. Visi­ta­tion will be from 2 pm un­til 4 pm at Seneca Bap­tist Church prior to the ser­vice.

Born in Ca­teechee, SC to Char­lie and Myr­tle Louise Butts Alexan­der, he is sur­vived by his daugh­ter, Gin- ger Lee Alexan­der Holde­man (Bob) of Irmo, and son, Scott La­mar Alexan­der (Mary) of Lex­ing­ton, and grand-daugh­ters Abby Holde­man, Ash­lyn Alexan­der, and Madi­son Alexan­der.

He was pre­de­ceased by his wife, par­ents, and sis­ters Eva Simp­son Robinson, Ethel Hop­kins, Wilma Sanders, Jessie Mae James, and broth­ers Ralph, Gar­net, Leon and Ed Alexan­der.

An award-win­ning au­thor and syn­di­cated ed­i­to­rial car­toon­ist, he was a re­tired owner of the Pick­ens Sen­tinel and of Leisure Me­dia, Inc., a mag­a­zine pub­lish­ing firm. A Navy vet­eran and Pick­ens Ro­tar­ian, he was hon­ored as a Paul Har­ris Fel­low by his club. In re­tire­ment, Jerry wrote and spoke on his­tor­i­cal top­ics and lec­tured in Clem­son Uni­ver­sity’s OL­LIE Out­reach Pro­gram and to civic and church groups. He au­thored 10 lo­cal his­tory and ge­nealog­i­cal books, seven writ­ten for the gen­eral pub­lic. Two of his books own Best in South Carolina honors.

Memo­ri­als may be made to Seneca Bap­tist Church Build­ing Fund, 1080 South Oak Street, Seneca, SC 29678. Daven­port Fu­neral Home, West Union, SC is in charge of ar­range­ments.

Columbia area friends of the fam­ily are in­vited to a drop-in at Gin­ger Holde­man’s house at 206 Dutch­fork Creek Trail in Irmo on Sun­day, Novem­ber 11 from 4:00-6:00 pm.

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