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“Debbie and Hannah, we were devastated to get the news of Mike's death. Our hearts and prayers go out to you as you go through each day. ”
1 of 48 | Posted by: Martin and Janie Best - Matthews, NC

“Debbie,I was out of town all last week and just this morning heard of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I pray...Read More »
2 of 48 | Posted by: Joe McLaughlin - Greenville, SC

“Dear Stan, Marian and family, Please know that our love and sympathy are with you this day. May God's presence hold you so tightly that His...Read More »
3 of 48 | Posted by: Mike and Dee McIntyre - Lumberton, NC

“I had the pleasure to meet Mike on Wednesday with the EOW band. He will be truly missed. To the family of Mike may god wrap his loving arms around...Read More »
4 of 48 | Posted by: Russ Tinsley - Pickens, SC

5 of 48 | Posted by: BILL HOUSTON - EASLEY, SC

“Deb, Since meeting him during his thesis days at Clemson, Mike has been a friend we could laugh with and learn from. We didn't know back then that...Read More »
6 of 48 | Posted by: Lee Lemere - Easley, SC

“I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Marion on the staff at First Baptist Church in Lumberton. My prayer is that your faith in God...Read More »
7 of 48 | Posted by: Judy Ritchie - Elon, NC

“Deb and Hanna, I really hurt with you and pray for the Shalom of God to be with you at this time. Mike and Bill Weeks were so helpful to me when I...Read More »
8 of 48 | Posted by: David Lewis - Easley, SC

“Deb and Hannah, Our thoughts are with you at this time. Mike was a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed. Love, Roger Powers and Jenni Dahl ”
9 of 48 | Posted by: Roger and Jenni - Springfield, IL

“Debbie, our prayers are with you and Hannah throughout the weeks and months ahead. Our church has suffered a great loss. We will always hear him...Read More »
10 of 48 | Posted by: Ervin and Joan Hendricks - SC

“Debbie, Please know that you and Hannah are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. There are many wonderful things that can be...Read More »
11 of 48 | Posted by: Judy Wood - Pickens, SC - Friend

“Dear Debbie and Hannah, What a good and generous man Mike was. We all will miss him so much. Just know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
12 of 48 | Posted by: Ed and Betty McDaniel - Pickens, SC

“Dr. Carmical was the epitome of all that a teacher should be; he inspired me and encouraged me-- as we often shared students. I never heard him deny...Read More »
13 of 48 | Posted by: Kathy D. Grant - Easley, SC

“Debbie and Hannah, Mike was the one of the nicest people I ever met. I remember riding with him down the Virginia Creeper Trail and having the best...Read More »
14 of 48 | Posted by: Cece Parker - Seneca, SC - Friend

“Debbie and Hannah I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kathy ”
15 of 48 | Posted by: Kathy Brooks - Salem, SC - Friend

“Debbie, You and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
16 of 48 | Posted by: Aubrey Righetti - Easley, SC

“Mike was a wonderful person. He always waved in the morning as he passed by my room. He genuinely cared about everyone and always had kind words for...Read More »
17 of 48 | Posted by: Stephen Beitz - Seneca, SC

“Debbie-so sorry to hear about your loss. We're thinking about you. Dan ”
18 of 48 | Posted by: Dan Evans

“My earliest memories of Uncle Mike are of his magic tricks that would make their annual debut at holiday gatherings. Kathryn and I were always blown...Read More »
19 of 48 | Posted by: Leah Carmical Hargrove - ND

“Dean and I first met Mike at the Y in Pickens working out before school started. We then saw him several times through Lions Club activities...Read More »
20 of 48 | Posted by: Jean and Dean Thomas - Liberty, SC

“Dear Debbie and Hannah,You have my deepest sympathy on your loss of Mike. I know he must have been a bright and kind man, just from his picture, and...Read More »
21 of 48 | Posted by: Eleanor Spector

“Debbie, I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you and your daughter. Love, Elena. ”
22 of 48 | Posted by: Elena Orazova - Arlington, VA

“We are so sorry to hear about Mike's death. We really enjoyed seeing him at the barn playing his music. He was a wonderful person. ”
23 of 48 | Posted by: Larry and Lynn Looper - pickens, SC

“Debbie My heart goes out to you and your daughter at this time. Please know that you both are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Lou ”
24 of 48 | Posted by: Mary Lou Poole - Greenville, SC

“Debbie, I am sorry for your loss. I hope all your good memories can sustain you though these difficult times. You will be in my prayers. ”
25 of 48 | Posted by: Kenneth Oscar - Fairfax Station, VA

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers and know you are not forgotten. ”
26 of 48 | Posted by: Leslie S. and Jane Thompson - NC

“Peter and I are so sorry for your loss. Know that you both will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
27 of 48 | Posted by: Theresa Trapp - Pickens, SC

“I was so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I work at Hiott Printing and he came in many times. We all enjoyed talking with him. He was a kind and...Read More »
28 of 48 | Posted by: Wanda Leopard - Dacusville, SC

“Debbie and Hannah,Our hearts and prayers are with each of at this sadden time. May god give peace to the Carmical family. ”
29 of 48 | Posted by: Leslee and Larry Wheeler - Greer, SC

“We're so sorry for your loss. I realize it's difficult at this time, but I pray that you and Hannah can find some comfort in at least knowing that...Read More »
30 of 48 | Posted by: Mike & Gina Dill - Simpsonville, SC

“I was absolutely heartbroken to hear of Mike's passing. Please know that you and Heather are in my thoughts and many prayers for comfort and peace. ”
31 of 48 | Posted by: Donna Peck - Simpsonville, SC

“To Hannah and Mrs. Carmical, Gary and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy. Mike was a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed by all...Read More »
32 of 48 | Posted by: Gary and Jackie Looper - Easley, SC

“Our thoughts are with your family. ”
33 of 48 | Posted by: Mike and Donna Pittman - NC

“Debbie, My thoughts and prayers are with you always Love you, Jody Redeker ”
34 of 48 | Posted by: Jody Redeker - Arlington, VA

“Debbie and Hannah, I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing and want you to know you have my deepest sympathy. Mike was a wonderful person who had a...Read More »
35 of 48 | Posted by: Judi Key - Pickens, SC - friend

“Dear Debbie, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and your family. Howie ”
36 of 48 | Posted by: Howie Lind - McLean, VA - Friend

“I only met Dr Carmical a few times, but that's all it took to see what a fine man and citizen he is. I know he touched many lives and will be missed...Read More »
37 of 48 | Posted by: Matt Carroll - Arlington, VA

“Dr. Carmical was an exceptional person. Both of my children loved and respected him. Men like him will be greatly missed. ”
38 of 48 | Posted by: Norma Stewart - Easley, SC

“Debbie, Hannah, & Family I never had the privilege of meeting Mike in person. However, I can tell by this wonderful photo that he was a kind soul...Read More »
39 of 48 | Posted by: Lynn Wilson - Arlington, VA

“Randall and I are so saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He will be missed by many people. We pray God will give you peace, grace, and strength in...Read More »
40 of 48 | Posted by: Tammy Ferguson - Pickens, SC

“You have my deepest sympathy in the death of Mike. We, as friends from Hiott Printing Co, will miss him greatly. I had the privilege of printing his...Read More »
41 of 48 | Posted by: Eloise Hiott - Pickens, SC

“Deborah and Hannah my heart is breaking along with you at the loss of this wonderful man. He was always such a positive person and that big smile...Read More »
42 of 48 | Posted by: Drema LaFoy - Pickens, SC

“So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
43 of 48 | Posted by: Sally Pennington - Lumberton, NC

“Mike was a wonderful teacher and friend and a blessing to Easley High School. Last year when staff was allowed to view the new high school I was in...Read More »
44 of 48 | Posted by: Gay Rampey - King, NC

“Mike was a wonderful friend and a good Christian man. He will be sorely missed at church and in our EOW bluegrass jams as the "big bass" player. ”
45 of 48 | Posted by: Joe and Faye Padgett - Pickens, SC

“He always had a smile on his face that brightened up the halls! His smile was so contagious :) He will truly be missed by all of us at EHS. ”
46 of 48 | Posted by: Laura Ellenburg - Easley, SC

“Mike was a great teacher and friend. A positive influence to all who met him. ”
47 of 48 | Posted by: Nate Roper - Easley, SC

“Mike made coffee every morming and he and I shared many a laughs over a cup in the teachers lounge at school. I will miss his contagious smile that...Read More »
48 of 48 | Posted by: Cheryl Pitts - Easley, SC

Dr. Mike Carmical
Liberty, SC

Dr. William Newton Carmical III (Mike), 61, of 109 Ashmore Court, husband of Deborah Piper Carmical, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

Born in Lumberton, NC, he was the son of the late William Newton Carmical, Jr. and Rose Watson Carmical.

Dr. Carmical earned his B.S. Degree in Textile Chemistry and Masters Degree in Textile Technology from N.C. State University. He later went on to receive his PhD. in Textiles and Polymer Science from Clemson University.

Mike worked in the textile industry throughout NC and GA, settling at EMC Industries in Easley as Quality Control Manager in 1978.

Dr. Carmical entered the teaching profession as a second career, earning his teaching credentials via the Critical Needs Program for SC. He taught physics, chemistry and physical science at Easley High School for the last 17 years.

Mike sang bass in the Pickens Presbyterian Church choir and the Men's Chorus. He was a member of the Session, served on the Board of Directors for the Child Development Center, and was the President of the Pickens-Liberty Lions Club. His love of music and teaching lead him to serve on the Board of Directors for Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music (POSAM), EHS Academic Advisor for the Environmental and Robotics Clubs and a founding member of the Every Other Wednesday (E.O.W.) Blue Grass band.

Dr. Carmical will be remembered for his compassion for his students and the great sense of humor and love of life he shared with others.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Carmical of Greenville; two sisters, Kathy Carmical of Lumberton, NC and Reverend Marion Carmical of Whispering Pines, NC; and a brother, The Honorable J. Stanley Carmical of Lumberton, NC.

A service to celebrate Dr. Carmical's life will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Pickens Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM at Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pickens Presbyterian Church Child Development Center, 311 W. Main St. Pickens, SC 29671.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

The family will be at the home.


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Pickens Presbyterian Church Cemetery

311 West Main Street Pickens, SC 29671