Albert Dowell Lancaster

Born: Tue., Jul. 11, 1916
Died: Wed., Feb. 15, 2012


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 17, 2012
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Feb. 18, 2012

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Mr. Albert Dowell Lancaster, 95, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at Hospice of Laurens County in Clinton, SC. He was born July 11, 1916 in Cliffside, NC, he was son of the late Odie Bates Lancaster and William Lancaster. He was married for 62 years to his beloved wife Frances Sisk Lancaster, who died in 2003.
He served in the US Army during WWII in the European theatre, wading ashore at Omaha Beach and fighting with Patton's Third Army. He received four major battle stars.
In 1953 he moved his family to Clinton, SC where he was a cotton buyer for Clinton Mills, Incorporated for 28 years. He was also a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church for many years, serving as  Sunday School Teacher and assistant choir director.
Upon retirement, he and his wife returned to North Carolina, settling down in Bostic and becoming members of Salem United Methodist Church in Bostic.
He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl L. Riser and her husband Kerry of Pauline, SC; his son, Brent D. Lancaster and companion Dot Boyter of Clinton, SC; two grandchildren, Laurie Riser and Matthew Riser, both of Simpsonville, SC.
The Funeral will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday,February 18, 2012 at Salem United Methodist Church. Rev. Laurie Knoespel will officiate and James Ingram will provide a Eulogy. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Eternal Hills Memorial Park, with the Rutherford County Honor Guard providing Military Rites.
The Visitation will be from 6 PM until 8 PM Friday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, PO Box 220, Bostic, NC 28018 or Hospice of Laurens County, PO Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325.
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Lisa Ingram
   Posted Thu February 16, 2012
Great-uncle Albert was a true gentleman and such a kind soul. I appreciate the love he shared with us over the years. My prayers are with his children and grandchildren as they go through this time of loss.


Barry&Inez Ficklin
   Posted Thu February 16, 2012
Brent, Cheryl and Family, I was saddened to hear of your father's passing.
What a gentleman! I was at Langston house recently and Mary-Addison found out I knew your dad and carried me to his room. He had just started a devotional recording. Didn't want to interrupt that, so I didn't stay long. He seemed happy we stopped in and invited me back. I remember him singing in the choir at Calvary. I have only great memories of Mr. Al. I join you in your sorrow and loss. I knew he was in the Army, but never knew he landed at Normandy. He was not only a great dad but a HERO too!

Kathy & Brother Turner
   Posted Thu February 16, 2012
Popsie always sounded like a wonderful Father, Grandfather and friend. He will truly be missed by his friends and family. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Kathy and Brother

Grady and Carolyn Greene Hardin
   Posted Thu February 16, 2012
Mr. Lancaster was a good neighbor and a friend to all. May your special memories be a comfort. He was always smiling and he touched the lives of many in a special way. He took the best of care of his wife and especially during the years that she had health issues.

Lynda Ferguson
   Posted Fri February 17, 2012
Al was a great saint of the church who loved his family, friends, country and Savior. He will be greatly missed. I enjoyed our many talks together about life and faith. I am in prayer for his family and loved ones.
May the Peace of God be with you,
Rev. Lynda Ferguson

Vicki Williams
   Posted Fri February 17, 2012
Just a quick note to let you know that you and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers at the homegoing of Uncle Albert.
Julia Lancaster Williams and family

Marlene Fallow Morris
   Posted Tue February 28, 2012
Cheryl and family, I was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May God comfort you all during this time.

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