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James E. DewaltSeptember 17, 1937 ~ September 6, 2017 (age 79)
Mr. James E. Dewalt , Sr., "Klook" age 79, will be conducted on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 at Pratt Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Boozer Chapel Baptist Church cemetery.
Mr. Dewalt passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at White Oak Manor - Newberry. Born in Newberry County, he was the son of the late Colie Dewalt and Alice Lucinda K. Dewalt. He was a member of Mt. Hebron AME Church. Mr. Dewalt was a former employee of Newberry Mills and Cook Brothers Farm until his retirement.
Mr. Dewalt was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley A. Dewalt; grandson, Reggie L. Dewalt, his sisters, Mary A. Bedenbaugh, Carrie L. Harmon, Sarah Alice Jeter; brother, Jessie A. Dewalt.
Surviving are his devoted wife, Ernestine W. Dewalt of Newberry, SC; eight children, Fletcher C. Walker of Prosperity, SC; Mary D. Hutcherson (Willie) of Newberry, SC; Betty Glasgow (Randy), James Dewalt, Jr. (Cynthia), Phyllis Dewalt, Sherman Dewalt, Tammie Edwards (Chuck) all of Prosperity, SC; two brothers, Willie Dewalt (Bessie)0 of Prosperity, SC; Curtis Dewalt (Susan) of Newberry, SC; one sister Mamie Ruff of Newberry SC; 28 grandchildren including Octavia Gallman (Tyrone) reared in the home, 39 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren; two sister-in-laws, Cathy Chiles of Columbia, SC; Barbara Gaines of Elizbeth, NJ and a host of nieces, nephews,cousins and friends.