Vicki Thomas Shealy
CHAPIN - Funeral services for Vicki Thomas Shealy, 62, wife of Chapin Mayor Stanley E. Shealy, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday November 9, 2012 at Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Caughman-Harman Funeral home, Chapin Chapel. Memorials may be made to Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church, Technology Fund, 101 East Boundary Street, Chapin, SC 29036.
Mrs. Shealy was born September 17, 1950 in Vineland, NJ and passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2012. She was a daughter of the late Ronald N. Foster and Catherine Winters Perry. She had two daughters, Lauren Victoria and the late Allison Elizabeth Shealy; sister, Terry Mays of Delray Beach, Fl and a brother, Chris Thomas of Lennon, MI. Mrs. Shealy was a member of Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church. She retired in February, 2012 after a 40 year career in newspaper journalism. She was an honor student and graduate of Pompano Beach Senior High in Florida in 1968.
After obtaining her degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina College of Journalism, she began her newspaper career at the Hartsville Messenger in 1972. She later worked as a reporter for the Greenwood Index Journal, as a staff writer and associate editor of the Newberry Observer, and served as community editor with the Neighbors section of the Columbia Record and later at the State. In 1992 she joined the staff of the Lexington County Chronicle and Dispatch-News, where she served as metro editor until her retirement in February, 2012. She was honored by the Lexington County Council and Lexington Town Council upon her retirement.