James William Alewine
James William Alewine
WILLIAMSTON, SC – James William Alewine, widower of Bobbie Sue Crawford Alewine, died June 28, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.
Born in Williamston, he was a son of the late David Andrew and Ruby Mae Moore Alewine. He is survived by a son, David Alewine and his wife Cindy of Anderson, a daughter Susan Alewine of the home, two grandsons, Andy and Joe Alewine of Anderson, a sister Patricia A. Motes and husband Charlie Motes of Williamston, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict aboard the U.S.S. Helena CA-75, and later aboard the U.S.S. McCoy Reynolds DE-440. He served in the National Guard and later in the South Carolina State Guard, attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel.
He is retired from Fluor Daniel after 44 years as Tax Manager and Assistant Treasurer. He was Valedictorian, Williamston High School Class of 1947 where he also served as Class President. He was also a graduate of Carolina School of Commerce. He was of the Baptist Faith.
Active in masonry, he was a member and Past Master of Williamston Lodge No. 24 AFM. He served as Presiding Officer of the Chapter, Council and Commandery, the three bodies that make up York Rite, Most Excellent Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of S.C., Knight York Grand Cross of Honour, Past Puissant Sovereign of Carolina Conclave Red Cross of Constantine, Installed Sovereign Master. Allied Masonic Degrees, Past Governor York Rite College and Associate Regent of York Rite Sovereign College of North America, having received the Order of the Purple Cross. Life Member of the Masonic Order of the Bath, Ye Ancient Order of Corks, Royal Ark Mariner, Knight Masons U.S.A., Knight Crusaders of the Cross, Societas Rosicruciana, 32 degree Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, The Royal Order of Scotland, Shriner and Past Patron, Order of the Eastern Star, Life Member B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 1206, American Legion and Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
Visitation will be held at The McDougald Funeral Home on Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm. Services will be held following visitation in the Chapel of the funeral home at 4:00 pm.Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Military Honors and Masonic Rites.