Funeral/visitation set for South Carolina WYFF-TV journalists

– From WYFF- TV

Spartanburg, SOUTH CAROLINA — Visitation and funeral services were announced Wednesday for WYFF-TV News 4 anchor Mike McCormick, who was tragically killed earlier this week, along with WYFF News 4 photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer.

The two journalists were reporting on heavy rain and mudslides Monday in Polk County, North Carolina, when a tree fell on their news vehicle.

Mike McCormick
Mike McCormick

Visitation is set for Mike McCormick from 6 to 8 p.m., at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at the Central United Methodist Church, located at 233 N. Church Street, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and officiated by the reverends Dr. Tom Norrell and Bailey Nelson. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spartanburg Humane Society, 150 Dexter Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303; Spartanburg Soup Kitchen, 136 South Forest Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306; or Mobile Meals Services, P O Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304.

Adam Smelter
Aaron Smeltzer

Aaron Smeltzer’s Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, May 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seawright Funeral Home, 26 East Main Street, in Inman, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, Aaron’s family would like donations to be sent:

The Spartanburg Humane Society, 150 Dexler Road, Spartanburg, SC  29303 and Raintree Jacks – a Jack Russell Rescue, 1913 Watkins Road, Cassatt, SC 29032.


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