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April  2014

April 30, 2014

Marie C. Hawkins
Union, SC


Mrs. Marie Couch Hawkins, age 92, of 106 Halden Dr., Union, widow of Douglas S. Hawkins, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at her home after a brief illness.

Mrs. Hawkins was born in Spartanburg, July, 15, 1921, a daughter of the late W.F. Couch and Annie Mae Davis. She was predeceased by her step-mother, Winnie Couch. Mrs. Hawkins was a 1940 graduate of Union High School and was a member of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter Faye Hawkins and husband Dave Nesbitt of Blythewood, two nieces, Susie Gruver and JoAnn Segars. Mrs. Hawkins was predeceased by a sister, Florence Davis.

Graveside services will be held 3:30 PM Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Benny Green and Rev. Dennis Spencer.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the graveside.

Members of the Faye Teague’s Sunday School Class are asked to sit in a group.

Memorials may be made to the Mon Aetna Baptist Church Building Fund, 1431 Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home 106 Halden Dr., Union.

April 29, 2014

Sidney Eunice Lawson
Pauline, SC


Ms. Sidney Eunice Lawson, age 83 of Pauline, passed away at the home of her daughter Monday, April 28, 2014 after a brief illness.

Ms. Lawson was born in Union County, April 7, 1931, a daughter of the late William Lecil Lawson and Ruth Lawson. She was a graduate of West Springs High School and a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. Ms. Lawson was retired from Monsanto and had previously worked at Woolworth’s Dime Store.

She is survived by her daughter, Connie L. Robinson of Greenville; a grandson, Zach Robinson and fiancee Adrienne and great-granddaughter, Zadien Robinson. Ms. Lawson is also survived by a beloved sister-in-law whom she spent most of her life with, Ila Lawson and her sons, Dale Lawson, Jeff Lawson and wife Arlene. She is survived by two sisters, Ellen O’Shields and Verlie Lawson and a brother, George M. Lawson and a very beloved friend and care-giver, Betty Tallent. Ms. Lawson was predeceased by a sister, Arlee Hembree and three brothers, James, Lewis and and Lamar Lawson.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and nurses of Southern Care Hospice for care and concern of Ms. Lawson during her illness.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Sammy Kay and Chaplain Sandra Smith.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Connie L. Robinson, 114 Theodore Dr., Greenville, and also at the graveside after the services Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.

April 28, 2014

Bessie W. Fant
Union, SC


Mrs. Bessie Wishert Fant, age 82 of 101 Culp St., Union, widow of Marion Brown Fant, Sr., passed away, Monday April 28, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Fant was born in Chester, December 8, 1931, a daughter of the late Lawrence Dean Wishert and Bessie Hinnant Wishert. She was a graduate of Monticello High School and retired from Conso Products. Mrs. Fant was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church since 1959. She served on various committees of the church and served as Secretary for the Adult Sunday School Dept. Mrs. Fant also taught Training Union and was a member of the choir. Mrs. Fant was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by two sons, M. Brown Fant, Jr. and wife Judy and Terry Rodger Fant and wife Ellon all of Union; four grandchildren, Heather Fant Vinson and husband Mark, Angela Marie Fant, Cameron Greer Fant and wife Misty, and Christopher Brown Fant; four great-grandchildren; Travis Marshall, Blake Vinson, Logan Vinson, and Connor Fant. Mrs. Fant was predeceased by three sisters, Annie Lee Stephenson, Sarah Carter and Ella Mae Traylor; and five brothers, J.T. Wishert, L.D. Wishert, Albert Wishert, Haskel Wishert and Clarence Wishert.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Chapman and Rev. Randy Smith. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Tommy Anthony, James Coffer, Wilbur Smith III, Mark Vinson, Logan Vinson and Travis Marshall.

The family would like to recognize and express their appreciation to Mrs. Fant’s personal caregivers: Laura Moss, Marie Bailey, Mary Toney and Teresa Humphries and also to the staff and nurses of Medi Home Hospice by asking them to sit in a group.

Visitation will be 6:30 until 8:30 PM Tuesday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Debt Retirement Fund, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 101 Culp St., Union.

April 26, 2014

Ashley Nicole Johnson
Hartsville, SC


Miss Ashley Nicole Johnson, age 33, of Thad E. Saleeby Center, Hartsville, SC, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.

Miss Johnson was born in Union, SC on April 29, 1980 a daughter of Tina Moore Coy of Tennessee and Boyce Johnson of Buffalo. She was the adopted daughter of her maternal grandmother, Mary Briggs Moore of Union. Miss Johnson attended Union Church of God.

Surviving in addition to her parents and maternal grandmother are a stepmother, Peggy Johnson of Buffalo; a stepfather Jim Coy of Tennessee; three brothers, Boyce “Johnny” Johnson, Brian Coy, and Eric Coy all of Tennessee; four sisters, Erica Smith of Union, Lisa Stanstell, of Greer, Melisa Barnett of Greer, and Kimberly Johnson of Union; three step-brothers, Stephen Medford of Union, Adam Medford of Buffalo, and Hunter Bobo, of Buffalo; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 am at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. T.H. Ferrell.

Active pallbearers will be Tyler Coy, David Briggs, Brandon Johnson, and Adam Medford.

Visitation will be held Sunday Evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Thad E. Saleeby Center, 714 Lewellen Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550.

The family is at the home of her maternal grandmother, Mary Moore, 168 Velda Dr., Union, SC 29379.

April 25, 2014

Virgil D. Henderson, Jr.
Jonesville, SC


Mr. Virgil David Henderson, Jr., age 85, 486 Bogan Rd., West Springs community, Jonesville, widower of Dorothy Elizabeth Gowan Henderson, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Henderson was born in Union, May 4, 1928, a son of the late Virg and Lillie Bell Greer Henderson. He was a graduate of Union High School and was retired from Milliken and Co., after 40 years. Mr. Henderson worked with both Ottaray and Monarch Plants as a supervisor. He was a member of Bogansville United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Men’s Club and the Joy Club. He also was a member of the Walking Club at West Springs Baptist Church. A veteran of the US Army Air Corp, Mr. Henderson served in the Pacific Theater during WWII.

Surviving are two sons, Wayne Henderson and wife June and David Henderson and wife Jackie all of West Springs; three sisters, Clorice Mayo and Lucille Hooper both of Union, and Artmina Martin and husband Buck of Clinton; one brother, Donald Henderson and wife Ann of Lake Murray, four grandchildren, Mica Duncan and husband Tripp, Mindy Tyler and husband Michael, Misty Henderson and Emily Gibson and husband Michael; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Bogansville United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Don Alexander and Rev. Greg Black. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be the following members of the New Life Sunday School Class at Bogansville United Methodist Church, Bob Redman, Ray Vinson, Russ Stevens, Steve Lawson, Jeff Lawson, Donnie Ray Bogan, Kenny West, and Tim Stevens.

Member’s of the Men’s Club and Joy Club of Bogansville United Methodist Church and the members of the Walking Club of West Springs Baptist Church are asked to sit in a group.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 until 2:45 Sunday at the church prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to Bogansville United Methodist Church, 4052 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family will be at the home of his son, Wayne and June Henderson, 469 Bogan Rd., West Springs community, Jonesville.

Margie Scales Henderson
Union, SC


Mrs. Margie Scales Henderson, age 64, wife of Edward Henderson of 712 W. Main Street, Union, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Henderson was born in Union, SC July 9, 1949, a daughter of the late J.V. Scales and Nancy Evelyn Crowe Scales. She had an extensive career with Milliken & Co, having worked first at Monarch Mill and later at the Cedar Hill Plant.

Surviving in addition to her husband of forty-eight years are four daughters: Kimberly Hagan and husband Phillip of Union, Sindy Henderson and fiancé’ Scott Ellison of Gaffney, Amy Boulware and husband Tommy and Anna Fallaw all of Union; a son, Jonathan Henderson of the home; seven grandchildren; a brother, Jack Scales and wife Svetlana; several nieces and nephews and two special pets Bandit and Foxy. Mrs. Henderson was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Cohen.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, April 27, 2014 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Rick Cook. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Henderson’s grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 3:00-4:00 PM Sunday in the chapel prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to The Humane Society, P.O. Box 101, Union, SC 29379 or to a charity of one’s choice.

The family is at the home, 712 W. Main Street, Union.

April 24, 2014

Elizabeth Faye Miller
Lockhart, SC


Mrs. Elizabeth Faye Miller, age 88 of 118 N. 1st Street, Lockhart, widow of Berry Lee Miller, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 ast her home after an extended illness.

Mrs. Miller was born in Cowpens, January 5, 1926, and was a member of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons: Bruce Miller and wife Joan and Clifton Miller all of the home; two sisters: Hazel Mae Fowler and husband Sonny and Gayle Turner; a brother, Harold “Bud” Cookson and wife Carol; seven grandchildren: Rachelle Keenon, Donna Keenan, Lee Miller, Beth Miller, Brad Miller, Wendy Miller and Tina Fowler and husband Pat; twenty-two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Miller was predeceased by a son, Don Miller; three sisters: Irene Rash, Betty Tice and Lavadar Gaston and two brothers, Talmadge Deal and James Deal
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Branch. Burial will be in Lockhart Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Dylan Fowler, J.P. Fowler, Jared Lindler, Zach Lindler, Andrew Boone, J.J. Boone and Lance Keenan.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Friday evening at Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church.

The family would like to say a special “thank you” to the nurses and staff of Hospice Care of SC and Blue Ridge Hospice for their care and concern of Mrs. Miller during her illness.

The family is at the home, 118 N. 1st Street, Lockhart.

April 23, 2014

Daniel Boyce Martin
Pacolet, SC


Mr. Daniel Boyce Martin, age 93, widower of Betty Fowler Martin, formerly of Harvey St., Pacolet, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at White Oak Manor in Spartanburg.

Mr. Martin was born in Cherokee Co., on October 15, 1920 a son of the late James Welford Martin and Katie Buice Martin. He was retired from Milliken and Company – Pacolet Plant. Mr. Martin was a member of Pacolet Mills Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Melissa M. Lee and husband Darren of Spartanburg; a grandson, Senior Airman Garrison Lee stationed in Germany; a sister, Ruby Edwards, of Spartanburg; a special niece, Vickie Edwards of Pacolet; and a close family friend, Debbie Comer, of Spartanburg. He was predeceased by two sisters and four brothers.

Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, April 25, 2014 at Pacolet Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Norman Band.

Visitation will be held Thursday Evening from 7:00 until 9:00 PM at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and nurses of White Oak Manor and Hospice Care of South Carolina for their care and concern of Mr. Martin during his illness.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 110 Dillon Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29307.

The family is at the home of his niece, Vickie Edwards, 7850 S. Pine Street, Pacolet, SC.

William M. “Bill” Howell
Union, SC


Mr. William Miles “Bill” Howell, age 91, husband of Harriett Gault Howell of 213 N. Mountain St., Union, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Heartland of Union.

Mr. Howell was born in Chester, November 17, 1922, a son of the late William Miles Howell and Bertha Palmer Howell. He was a graduate of Lockhart High School and retired from the City of Union, Utility Dept. Mr. Howell was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder, a member of the choir for over 40 years and a member of the Young Men’s Sunday School Class. He also was a member of the Clemson Club and was a veteran of the US. Marine Corp having served during WWII. Mr. Howell was first married to the late Mildred Riddle Howell.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Claudia D. Howell Belue of West Union, SC, and Deborah D. Howell Littlejohn and husband Pat of Jonesville; a step-daughter; Ruth Ann Lambert and husband David of Spartanburg; a sister, Kathryn H. Willard of Union; a very dear cousin, Keith Bailey and wife Ann of Union; three grandsons; William Belue and wife Melissa of Elgin, Joseph Belue and wife Stacy of West Union, and Patrick M. Littlejohn of Jonesville; and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Howell was predeceased by a sister, Laura H. Kirby.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, April 26, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Sanders Read and his son-in-law, Mr. Pat Littlejohn. The family will receive friends immediately following the services.

Members of the Young Men’s Sunday School Class, employees and staff of Heartland of Union and employees and staff of Medi-Home Hospice are asked to sit in a group.

The family will have a private graveside service with Military Honors.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 101 West South St., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home of his daughter, Deborah and Pat Littlejohn, 130 Littlejohn Rd., Jonesville.

April 22, 2014

Kenneth C. Sullivan
Union, SC


Mr. Kenneth C. Sullivan, age 76, of 2345 Jonesville Hwy., Union,  husband of Margaret Griffin Sullivan,  passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Sullivan was born in Anderson, March 2, 1938, a son of the late Curtis Sullivan of Greenwood and the late Annie Mae Sullivan Holcombe of Fountain Inn. He retired from Milliken & Co-Cedar Hill Plant and was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Diane Thomason and husband Mike of Richburg,; two sons: Thomas E. Grant and Jerry Wayne Grant both of Union; two sisters: Helen Griswell of Fountain Inn and Carolyn Clark of California; seven brothers, Dean, Don, Bobby, Harold, Jimmy, Ralph, and Wayne Holcombe all of Fountain Inn;  eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Mr. Sullivan was predeceased by a sister, Linda S. Beacham, and four brothers, Earl E., Tony, Jerry and Charles Holcombe.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Rick Cook.

Visitation will be held in the chapel immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, Piedmont Chapter, P.O. Box 1108, Union, SC 29379.

 The family is at the home, 2345 Jonesville Hwy, Union.

April 19, 2014

Larry Joe Lindler, Sr.
Union, SC


Mr. Larry Joe Lindler, Sr., “Grandpa”, age 75 of 213 Tinker Creek Rd., Union, husband of Carolyn Jean Lindler, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.

Mr. Lindler was born in Whitmire, March 19, 1939, a son of the late William and Magatha Young Lindler. He was a graduate of Whitmire High School and retired construction worker. Mr. Lindler was a veteran of the US Navy and a faithful supporter of the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Surviving are two daughters, Jody Lindler and Chip of Summerville, and Marty Lindler Bostic and husband Pete of Whitmire; one son Jon Gregory of Union; three brothers, Jimmy Lindler of N. Charleston, Billy Lindler and Bobby Lindler both of Union; a daughter-in-law, Rhonda Lindler of Jonesville; five grandchildren, Justin Gorman, Whitney Gorman, Miranda Arrowood, Katie Lindler and Justin Bostic; and three great-grandchildren, Raylin Vicars, Thomas Bostic and Jonathan Bostic. Mr. Lindler was predeceased by a son, Larry Joe Lindler, Jr., and a sister, Peggy Knight.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, April 21, 2014 at Rosemont Cemetery conducted by Rev. Wayne Tobias.

Active pallbearers will be Mitchell Revis, Ricky Revis, Pete Schumpert, Bill Lindler, Dan Lindler and E.J. Ruiz.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 1:45 PM Monday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to the St., Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

The family will be at the home of Carolyn Jean Lindler, 313 Gary St., Whitmire.

April 17, 2014

Lois Marie Gillian
Buffalo, SC


Mrs. Lois Marie Brewington Gillian, age 71, wife of Alvin T Gillian of 313 Drugstore Street, Buffalo, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Gilliam was born in Buffalo, SC February 3, 1943, a daughter of the late Erskine F. Brewington and Mamie Zimmerman Brewington. She was a 1961 graduate of Union High School and was a former member of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Gillian was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving in addition to her husband of forty-nine years are two daughters: Cindy Shetley and husband Dennis of Union and Lisa Donnahoo and husband Dennis of Chesnee; a grandson, Landon Donnahoo of Chesnee and a brother, Erskine “Bud” Brewington of Rockledge , FL.

Graveside services will be held 11:0 AM Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Johnny Burgess and Rev. Randy Burgess.

Visitation will be held immediately following the service at the graveside and also at the home of his daughter, Cindy and Dennis Shetley, 137 Velda Drive, Union.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 308 Linersville Rd., Buffalo, SC 29321 or to Oakbrook Community Church, 520 Alman Street, Jonesville, SC 29353.

April 14, 2014

Roy Rion Revis
Union, SC


Mr. Roy Rion Revis, age 55, of 719 Kelly Rd., Union, went home Saturday, April 12, 2014 to be with his beloved wife Joan Alveres Revis.

Mr. Revis was born in Union, October 31, 1958, a son of the late Charles E. Revis and Linda Hall Revis Simmons. He was a graduate of Union High School and was a veteran of the US Army.

Mr. Revis was a wonderful step-father to Matthew Manibusan of Union and Jolynn Manibusan Chitwood of Spartanburg and his grandchildren, Eden Chitwood, Novah Manibusan and Matt Yarbrough. He was a loving brother to Brenda Revis Pauley and her husband Mark also of Union. Roy was very active and loved very much by his niece Lori Pauley McLain and her children, Callie and Daven. Roy had two nephews who looked up to him, Mark Pauley, Jr., and his son Conner, Eric Pauley and his son Nolan and a special niece, April Fleming Betenbaugh and special nephew, Christopher Spencer.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Scott Cobb. Burial will be in Jonesville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family will be at the home of his sister, Brenda and Mark Pauley, 803 Meansville Rd., Union.

April 11, 2014

Wilson Carlisle White, Jr.
Clinton, SC


Graveside services for W. Carlisle White Jr., 90, formerly of Union, will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Old Purity Cemetery, Great Falls Road, Chester on Saturday, April 19.

A memorial service at First Presbyterian Church (101 West South St.) in Union will follow at 2:30 p.m. with visitation afterward in the Fellowship Hall.
 
Condolences to the family may be sent to 801 Musgrove St., Unit 119, Clinton, SC 29325.

Judy Stephens Harris
Formerly of Buffalo


Ms. Judy Stephens Harris, age 72 of 408 Crescent Green Pond Rd., Woodruff, formerly of Buffalo, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at her home.

Ms. Harris was born in Union, SC August 23, 1941, a daughter of the late William Arley Stephens and Pauline Quin Stephens. She was a former textile worker and was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Anna Sanders of the home; a son, Freddie Harris and wife Wendy of Buffalo; two grandchildren: Shanna Sanders of Pauline and Devon Puckett of Buffalo and six other grandchildren. Ms. Harris was predeceased by a son, Alvin Harris and a grandson, Damion Puckett.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by Rev. Rick Cook.

Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Judy S. Harris Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family will be their respective homes.

April 09, 2014

William C. Hodge
Formerly of Jonesville


Mr. William Carroll “Bill” Hodge, age 82 of Brookview Nursing Home, Gaffney, formerly of Jonesville, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Gaffney Medical Center.

Mr. Hodge was born in Jonesville, SC November 22, 1931, a son of the late Hoyle J. Hodge and Evelyn Rodgers Hodge. He was a graduate of Jonesville High School and retired from Carlisle Finishing, Cone Mill. Mr. Hodge also retired from Jonesville Recreation Department.

Surviving are a brother, Donald “Bubba” Hodge and wife Ruby and a nephew, Clay Hodge all of Jonesville.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, April 11, 2014 at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Randy Burgess.

Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to Jonesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 279, Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family is at the home of his brother, Donald and Ruby Hodge, 180 Robinson Farm Rd., Jonesville.

William “Bill” C. Smith
Union, SC


Mr. William Charles “Bill” Smith, age 55 of 223 Old Pump Station Rd., Union, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Smith was born in Union, January 9, 1959, a son of the late Harold Eugene Smith, Sr., and Josephine Keisler Smith. He was previously employed with Milliken and Co., Lockhart Plant and attended Fairforest Baptist Church. Mr. Smith was a former member of the S.C. National Guard, Jonesville Unit.

Surviving are a sister, Barbara JoAnn McCall of Union; two brothers, Donald Ray Smith of Union and Dennis Wayne Smith of the home; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Mr. Smith was predeceased by a brother, Harold Eugene “Gene” Smith, Jr.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Allen Gregory and Rev. Wayne Cooke.

Visitation will be held Friday at the home and also Saturday after the services at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Fairforest Baptist Church, William C. Smith Lot Fund, c/o Kent Smith, 124 Old Pump Station Rd., Union, SC 29379.

Nancy Brannon Hope
Union, SC


Mrs. Nancy Brannon Hope, age 75, wife of David Lee Hope of 115 Lovers Hill Rd., Union, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at her home in Lockhart.

Mrs. Hope was born in Union, October 5, 1938, a daughter of the late Grady Brannon, Sr. and Nellie Rochester Brannon. She worked for many years as a CNA with Wallace Thomson Hospital and was a member of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church where she was a member of the Choir. Mrs. Hope also enjoyed to go shopping.

She is survived by two granddaughters, Selissa C. Melton of Lockhart and Nancy Harrison of Union; six great-grandchildren: Brandon Lee Parker, Gavyn Cade Gregory, Drew Harrison, Caleb Harrison, Justin Harrison and Aria Leigh Stewart; four sisters, Tincy Inman, Guynita Brannon and Carolyn B. Rash all of Lockhart and Brenda B. Petty of Louisiana; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hope was predeceased by a daughter, Cherri Ann Hope, five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brian Bishop, Rev. Tommy Hope and Rev. Sam Baines. Burial will be in Lockhart Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Lonnie Wilbanks, Alan Horton, Rodney Inman, Dale Inman, Bubba Inman, Chris Brannon.

Members of the Mother’s Sunday School Class #1 and member of the Choir of Lockhart Free Will are asked to sit in a group.

Mrs. Hope will be carried to her home, 116 South 6th St., Lockhart, where the family will receive friends Wednesday evening.

Memorials may be made to Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church, 126 Askew Circle, Union, SC 29379.

April 06, 2014

Lillian L. Cabaniss
Formerly of Lockhart


Mrs. Lillian Loveday Cabaniss, age 89, widow of Buford Cabaniss, formerly of North 3rd St., Lockhart, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center in Laurens.

Mrs. Cabaniss was born in Lockhart, June 27, 1924, a daughter of the late Loyd and Deemie Ball Loveday. She was a proud high school graduate, a homemaker and was of the Christian faith. Mrs. Cabaniss was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed her family, music and dancing. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are a son, Allen Cabaniss and wife, Elizabeth of Union; a granddaughter, Tonya Marie Foster and husband Richard of Pauline; a step-grandson, Joe Adams, III of Union; and two great-grandsons, Hunter and Peyton Foster. Mrs. Cabaniss was predeceased by two sisters, Lona Crocker and Lou Cudd; and four brothers, Glenn, Burl, Arb, and Johnny Loveday.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Delos Blanton. Burial will be at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chester.
Visitation will be held from Tuesday from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the services.

Active pallbearers will be Donnie Burgess, Richard Foster, Earl Crocker, Ivan Loveday, Jimmy Kingsmore and Arnold Childers.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and caregivers at Martha Franks who became Mrs. Cabaniss’ extended family during her time there.

Memorials may be made to Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center, 1 Martha Franks Dr., Laurens, SC 29360.

The family will be at the home of her son, Allen and Elizabeth Cabaniss, 4455 Lockhart Hwy., Union.

April 05, 2014

William Alman Long
Jonesville, SC


Mr. William Alman Long, age 88, of 2617 Meansville Rd., Jonesville, widower of Sarah Frances Koon Long, passed away, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mr. Long was born in Jonesville, SC on July 1, 1925, a son of the late James S.G. and Kate Alman Long. He was the owner and operator of William Long and Sons Construction and was a cattle farmer. Mr. Long attended Jonesville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Ann Murphy and husband R.D. of Union; a son, James W. Long and wife Donna of Jonesville; twelve grandchildren, Amy Jarrett, Steve Austin, Tonya L. Woodward, Jamie L. Chapman, Shawn Murphy, Sarah M. Cobb, Sara Beth L. Wright, Donald E. Long, Jr., Charlie Long, Will Long, Patrick Long, and Bailey Long; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betsy McCall and husband William of Union and Jane Jones and husband William of Clinton. He was predeceased by a daughter, Hilda L. Austin and two sons, William F. “Bill” Long and Donald E. “Duck” Long.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, April 7, 2014 at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Lynn Ford and Rev. Wayne Cooke.

Active pallbearers will be Shawn Murphy, DJ Long, Greg Fowler, Charles Clayton, Will Long, Patrick Long, and Charlie Long. The following are asked to form the honorary escort, John Faris, Norris Fowler, Ed Long, James Long, and Roger Bailey.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 9:00 PM Sunday Evening at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Union County Historical Society, 127 W. Main St., Union, SC 29379 or to Hospice Care of South Carolina 408 N. Duncan Bypass, Suite 200, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of his son, Jamie and Donna Long, 101 N. Main Street, Jonesville, SC 29353.

Constance B. Amick
Saline, Michigan


Constance B. Amick (Connie) died in Saline, Michigan on April 2nd after a long illness. Born in 1935 in Framingham, Massachusetts to Evelyn Boyd and Ralph Butler, Connie grew up in East Walpole and Ashburnham, Massachusetts. She had fond memories of Cushing Academy, a co-ed boarding school, where she attended until the family moved to Erie, Pennsylvania in her sophomore year.

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Connie went to Tacoma, Washington, where she taught first grade. Deciding to tour Europe by bicycle, she liked France enough to stay on and teach a year for the Department of Defense. Returning to Ann Arbor, Michigan, she accepted a job teaching in the public schools – until she met and married Robert Amick. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2012.

To those who knew her, Connie was a ray of sunshine, and a “classy lady”, as Bob said. Connie’s concern about the well-being of others and her deep Christian faith led her to always put others before herself.

The list of people and organizations she helped included the Girl Scouts of America, University of Michigan Martha Cook residence, Dixboro United Methodist Church, Alva Gordon Sink Alumnae Group, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, and Chelsea Retirement Community (CRC). Her dedication to the residents of CRC culminated in her service there as director. While there, she was instrumental in establishing the Dancey House Apartments and the Towsley Memory Care Unit, a very highly ranked center.

Connie is survived by her husband Bob and four children: Jack Amick (Susan); Steve Amick (Sharyl Burau); Gwen Beavans (Clark); and Henry Amick. She also leaves five grandchildren: David and Joseph Beavans, and Evelyn, Samuel, and Huck Amick, as well as many nieces and nephews and a host of devoted friends. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Bob Butler.

A celebration of Connie’s life will be held at Dixboro United Methodist Church on Monday April 7 at 1:30 PM, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Martha Cook Building Fund #302061, Chelsea Retirement Community Benevolent Care Fund, or the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Announcement courtesy of the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

April 03, 2014

Jesse Pinson Walker
Union, SC


Mr. Jesse Pinson Walker, age 87, of 112 Wingfield Drive, Union, widower of Phyllis Vick Walker, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mr. Walker was born in Union, SC on February 24, 1927 a son of the late Charlie Stough And Jessie Pinson Walker. He was a 1951 graduate of Wofford College and was a veteran of the US Army Air Corp Engineers having served during World War II. Mr. Walker was retired as Plant Manager from Milliken and Co. – Monarch Plant. He had also served as Plant Manager of multiple Milliken Plants in South Carolina and Georgia. Mr. Walker was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Walker Brown and husband Benjy of Union; a grandson, Benjamin Walker Brown of Union; three sisters, Edith Blalock and husband Clyde of Glenn Springs, SC, Marion McGaha of Charlotte, NC, and Louise Foster of Spartanburg; one brother Charles Walker of Elizabethtown, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to acknowledge, Mr. Walkers special friend and care-giver, Lisa Gibson, of Comfort Keepers. He was predeceased by two brothers, Calvin Walker and Bruce Walker Price and two sisters, Ruth Layton and Dorothy Hamilton.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Scott Cobb. The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside.

The following are asked to form the honorary escort, Julian Ivey, Hubert Sanders, Doug Lawing, Aubry Adams, Gene Logan, George Ashmore, and Bill Hickson.

Memorials may be made to the Union County Humane Society, 218 N. Pinckney St., Union, SC 29379.

Joyce G. Moody
Union, SC


Mrs. Joyce Kaye Grady Moody, age 61, widow of James Franklin “Jimmy” Moody of 268 Carem Rd., Union, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Laurens Co. Hospice House in Clinton.

Mrs. Moody was born in Union, April 15, 1952, a daughter of the late Inez Grady. She was a graduate of Spartanburg Community College and was employed as a Human Resource Administrative Assistant with Dollar General Distribution Center in Jonesville. Mrs. Moody was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Allison LeMaster and husband Gene of the home; a grandson, Trenton James LeMaster of the home; three sisters, Frances S. Lawson, Brenda G. Beheler and Claudia A. Carroll and husband Coleman all of Union; three brothers, Eugene Holcombe and wife Willie Dee, Wayne Grady and wife Mary Ann and Steve Grady all of Union; a special friend, Roy Overcash and family of Chesnee; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Donna Eidson, Rev. Shannon Faulkner, and Rev. Todd Davis. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Mrs. Moody’s nephews, Steven Howell, Sr., Jonathan Moody, Joseph Moody, Shane Grady, Dusty Grady and Devin Ivey.

Fellow employees of Dollar General Distribution are asked to sit in a group.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Friday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Blue Ridge Hospice for the care and concern given to Mrs. Moody during her illness.

Memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 373 Wesley Chapel Church Rd., Union, SC 29379 or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 103-B Boyce St., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 268 Carem Rd., Union.

April 02, 2014

Mr. Samuel Grady Jones, Sr.
Jonesville, SC


Mr. Samuel Grady Jones, Sr., age 72, of 106 Mabry St., Jonesville, husband of Dorothy Mae Quinn Jones, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Jones was born in Union, January 24, 1942, a son of the late William “Tom” Jones and Cleo Tessner Jones. He was a graduate of Jonesville High School and was a retired textile worker. Mr. Jones was of the Presbyterian faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Sammy Jones and wife Michelle of the home; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a niece Renee Jones Knox and husband Johnny of Jonesville; a nephew, Frankie Jones of Mayo; two brothers-in-law, Carl Quinn of York and Grover Quinn of Richbourgh. Mr. Jones was predeceased by two sons, John Paul Jones, and David “Shakey” Jones, a grandson, Codie Jones and a brother, William Isaac Jones.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel conducted by Rev. Randy Burgess. Burial will be at Jonesville Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Daniel Stewart, John Young, Clay Hodge, Lance Whitefield, Judie Jones, Mike Wynn and Gerald Pelham.

Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 PM also at the Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel.

The family will be at the home, 106 Mabry St., Jonesville.
 

April 01, 2014

Arthur Caldwell Harmon
Union, SC


Mr. Arthur Caldwell Harmon, age 78, husband of Patricia Ann Robinson Harmon of 526 Mount Vernon Road, Union, SC passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at Hospice House of Laurens County.

Mr. Harmon was born in Union, SC December 7, 1935, a son of the late Dewey Caldwell Harmon and Marie Starns Harmon. He was a graduate of Union High School and retired as manager of Executive Knits.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: LaShelle Adams Limehouse of Goose Creek and Lisa Harmon Dunaway of Boiling Springs; two sons: Terry Wayne Harmon of Spartanburg and Arty Harmon of Pauline; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two nieces. Mr. Harmon was predeceased by a sister, Virginia “Jennie” Happerfield and a grandson, Troy Harmon.

A Memorial Graveside service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. John Cribb and Rev. Donna Stroud.

Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Unity United Methodist Church, 206 Hart Street, Union, SC 29379 or The American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.

The family will be at their respective homes.

Rev. Jesse Bentley
Union, SC


Rev. Jesse Bentley, age 90, husband of Faye Montgomery Bentley of 3527 Jonesville Lockhart Hwy, Union, went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 31, 2014 at his home.

Rev. Bentley was born in the Bentley Town area of Union County, SC April 10, 1923, a son of the late William Bentley and Maggie Farr Bentley. He was a graduate of Lockhart High School and a 1949 graduate of Wofford College. Rev. Bentley was also a graduate of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was employed with Milliken & Co prior to entering the ministry. Rev. Bentley served for twenty-five years at Jennies Branch Baptist Church in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. After his retirement, Rev. Bentley served as Interim Pastor for several churches in Union County. He was a member of Philippi Baptist Church where he was a member of the Sunday School, the Joy Club and was an original member of the Male Chorus. Rev. Bentley was a Veteran of the US Army Air Corp having served in World War II. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Alicia Bentley of Sunset Beach, NC and Alexia Cribb and husband Col. Retired David Cribb of LaVernia, TX; five grandchildren: 1st Lt. Adam Cribb of Tuscan, AZ, Andrew Cribb, Katie Cribb both of LaVernia, TX, Lillian Bentley and Abigail Bentley both of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; two sisters: Janie Bentley and Betty Webber both of Union and many special nieces and nephews. Rev. Bentley was predeceased by a son, Jesse Monte Bentley, three sisters, Kathleen Hutching, Mildred McSwain and Frances Bentley and a brother, W.F Bentley.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale and Rev. Dennis Spencer. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors.

The Deacons of Philippi Baptist Church will serve as active pallbearers. Employees and staff of Medi Home Hospice are asked to sit in a group.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Friday evening at Philippi Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 3527 Jonesville Lockhart Hwy, Union.

 



 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



Holcombe Funeral Home

310 W. South Street
Union, S.C. 29379

Phone: (864) 427-3665
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Jonesville, S.C. 29353





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