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James 'Buddy' Hood

CENTRAL -- James Kenneth "Buddy" Hood, 61, of 311 Wellington Way, died Friday, December 19, 2008, at Emory University Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga.

A native of Fort Mill, he was a son of Margaret Price Hood of Fort Mill, and the late James Marvin Hood. He worked for Clemson University Housing Department as a warehouse manager and was a member of NewSpring Church in Anderson. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Vietnam War. Mr. Hood loved spending time and doing things with his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Vicki W. Hood of the home; two daughters, Ami Hood of Clemson, and Paige Telley and husband, Greg, of Central; a brother, Tim Hood of Fort Mill; three sisters, Rita St. Clair of Rock Hill, Fran Dubberly of Tucson, Ariz., and Peggy Buchannan of Jefferson; and six grandchildren, Carly, Trey, Jordan, Megan, Michael and Angel.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NewSpring Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1407, Anderson, SC 29622.

The family is at the home.

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central-Clemson Commons.