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Joseph Orian Erlewine

Obituary for Joseph Orian Erlewine

March 4, 1949 - January 4, 2021
Inman, South Carolina | Age 71


Joseph Orian Erlewine, 71, of 143 Chestnut Lake Dr. Inman, South Carolina passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 at his residence.

Born in Wheeling, West Virgina on March 4, 1949, he was a son to the late Samuel Orian Erlewine and Lettie Marie Waters Erlewine who survives him of Boiling Springs, South Carolina and was the husband of Peggy Daugherty Erlewine having celebrated many years together.

Mr. Erlewine worked as a school teacher and as a coach for Brooke County Schools. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of the Covenant and was a former member of Franklin United Methodist Church in Wellsburg, West Virginia. He was also a Moose Lodge Member, a Hump Day Hacker at Village Greens Golf Club, Senior Golf Club Member at Woodfin Ridge, member of the Foothills Emmaus Family and enjoyed delivering Mobile Meals.

In addition to his mother and his wife, he is also survived by three sons, Jay Erlewine (Mindy), Tyson Erlewine (Sheri) and Eric Erlewine; one daughter, Erica Erlewine Moss (Russell); one brother-in-law, Jack Duncan; two sisters-in-law, Lynn Horvath and Jean Erlewine; niece, Heather Riley (Jon); nephew, John Duncan (Tim); great nephew, Cooper Riley and nine grandchildren, Ryan Erlewine, Carson Erlewine, Adam Erlewine, Brennan Erlewine, Owen Erlewine, Payton Erlewine, Ashton Erlewine, Greyson Moss and Keelie Moss.

He was predeceased by his father and one brother, James "Sonny" Erlewine and one sister, Debra Duncan.

A memorial service will be held outdoors at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at United Methodist Church of the Covenant, 9020 Asheville Hwy., Spartanburg, SC 29316.

The service will also be streamed on YouTube at:

A memorial service will also be held in Wellsburg, West Virgina at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: United Methodist Church of the Covenant, 9020 Asheville, Hwy., Spartanburg, SC 29316 or Mobile Meals, PO Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304.

Arrangements By

Seawright Funeral Home and Crematory

26 E. Main Street
PO Box 192
Inman, SC 29349
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