Benefit planned to help with medical expenses for veteran Clyde Breedlove

PICKENS — A benefit for Clyde Breedlove will be held on August 2 at Bible Baptist Church in Pickens. The yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. and lunch will begin 11:30 a.m.

Breedlove was born January 16, 1951. His parents were the late Gordon and Ella Chappell Breedlove of Greenville.

Breedlove served his country with the 4th Infantry Division at Pleiku Vietnam beginning in October 1969. On a furlough home, he married Nettie (Susie) Thomas on January 5, 1971, then returned to duty until June 1971.

Breedlove went to work at Mayfair Mills (Glenwood division) in Easley after his tours of duty. While working at Glenwood Mill, he attended Tri-County Tech and received an Associate of Science degree in Textiles Management. Breedlove was employed there until October 1999.

Breedlove began working at ORTEC in Easley in October 1999. He worked there until his illness — pulmonary fibrosis took over. Breedlove was diagnosed in March 2012 then was hospitalized shortly thereafter. Breedlove was finally able to go home in September 2012.

Since coming home, the financial burdens have been overwhelming. Breedlove’s medications are expensive, as well as the oxygen he needs.

Activities at the benefit will start with a yard sale and continue throughout the day. There will be a gospel singing, cake walks and raffles. Hot dogs and chicken fajitas will be available for lunch and dinner.

Any and all donations are welcome.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Lois White at (864) 553-9179; Stella Breedlove at (864)313-9425; Sue Smith at (864)878-3752; Rebecca Bebler-Roper at (864) 607-3583 or Anita Roberts at (864) 230-8259.

Educational materials are being provided by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in Chicago as information only. No monetary exchange from the foundation or the event has taken place.