Jerry Lamar Alexander
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.