Originally created 02/11/99

Mr. W. Harold Kearse



OLAR, S.C. -- Mr. W. Harold Kearse, 80, of Route 1, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Bamberg County Hospital.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Bethel United Methodist Church. Burial was in Mizpah Church Cemetery.

Mr. Kearse, a native of Olar, had been president of Kearse Manufacturing Co. for 59 years, and had been president of Kearse Land & Timber Co. He was a member of the Bamberg County Forestry Board and a past president of the south Carolina Forestry Association. He had served on the Bamberg County School Board.

He served on the board of trustees of Mizpah United Methodist Church. He served on the board of trustees and was a lay leader at Bethel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly K. Rowland, Santee, and Judy Kearse, Columbia; a brother, Chester Manning Kearse, Fairfax; two sisters, Lois Craven, Waynesboro, Ga., and Mary Alice Morris, Forest City, N.C.; and two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Mizpah Restoration Fund c/o Sara Seabrook, Route 1, Olar, SC 29843.