Obituaries

DAVID "BERT" STOUT, SR -

David "Bert" Stout, Sr. went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at his home after a lengthy illness. His family would like to take this time to thank all of the wonderful people at Ahava Hospice (formerly Ascension Hospice) for their tender loving care of our loved one.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2011 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel on Bush River Road. The funeral was conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Dutch Fork Baptist Church in Ballentine with burial following in the church cemetery. Mr. Stout's grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the Bill Holden Sunday School Class.

Mr. Stout was born December 16, 1921, in Mountain City, Tennessee. He was a son of the late John Blaine Stout and Etoila Bell Hicks Stout. He served as a Military Policeman in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Stout is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Cress Stout. He is also survived by his three children, David B. Stout, Jr. (Duffy) of Chapin, Elaine S. Belch (William) of Chapin and James Robert "Bo" Stout (Virginia) of Blythewood; seven grandchildren, Erin S. Afanador (Javier) of Florence, Joanna B. Robbs (John) of Charleston, Erik Stout (Maggie) of Blythewood, Patrick Belch (Nikki) of Chapin, Justin Stout (Jenni) of Blythewood, Andy Stout of Prosperity and Ashley Pearson of Blythewood; six great-grandchildren, Emily Afanador, Julianne Afanador, Preston Robbs, Holden Robbs, Hunter Belch and Ethan Stout; his brother, Rubin Stout of Charleston; his sisters, Helen Walsh of Columbia, Mary Alice Johnson Of Nashville, TN, Ann Greer and Vera Jordan, both of Mountain City, TN; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Stout retired from Mepco/Phillips Company in Irmo in 1984. He was an avid fisherman and sportsman. His love was teaching young children and others how to fish. He was your best fishing buddy ever.

Memorials may be made to the Dutch Fork Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 345, Ballentine, SC 29002. www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.net

As requested, this obituary is a courtesy of Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.