Edward Simmons Barnwell ’47

Edward Simmons Barnwell ’47, of Easley, S.C., and formerly of Greenville, S.C., died Jan. 24 at Foothills Presbyterian Community in Easley. Born in York, S.C., on Sep. 27, 1922, he was the son of the late James E. and Iva E. Brison Barnwell. A 1939 graduate of York High School, Dr. Barnwell majored in physics at Davidson College and earned a degree of D.D.S. from the Medical College of Virginia. He practiced for 36 years in Lewis Plaza, Greenville. While at Davidson, he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, the physics honorary society, and Sigma Pi Sigma and Delta Sigma Delta at the Medical College of Virginia. He was past president of the Greenville County and Piedmont Dental Societies. He chaired the Piedmont District Dental Ethics Committee and the South Carolina Dental Association’s Ethics Committee. During his life, he was an active participant in Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he served as Sunday school teacher, deacon, treasurer, elder, clerk of session, member of the building council for sanctuary, and a choir member for 31 years. Dr. Barnwell served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Dozier Barnwell, 205 Bud Nalley Dr., Easley, SC 29642-3570; two daughters, Mary Barnwell and Virginia Barnwell Maclure; a stepdaughter, Nancy Octavia Prevatt; a step-granddaughter, Kelsey Prevatt; and a brother, Eugene L. Barnwell ’41 (Belinda). He was preceded in death by a stepson, John Douglas Prevatt.