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December 2010

 December 31, 2010

Brenda Fowler Farr
Union, SC

Mrs. Brenda Fowler Farr, age 65,widow of John E. Farr, passed away at home Thursday, December 30, 2010.

Mrs. Farr was born in Union County, SC August 13, 1945 , a daughter of the late Hoyt Earl “Tom” Fowler and Lois Manus Fowler. She retired from Conso Products after thirty-five years of service. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church where she served in various leadership positions including President of the United Methodist Women.Mrs. Farr was a member and Past President of the Union County DOES.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathy Burgess and husband Clarence of Union; a son, J. Ellis Farr and wife Emily of Blythwood, SC; a sister, Mary French of Union; two brothers: Jerry Dean Fowler and wife Brenda and Wayne Fowler and wife Wanda all of Union. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Kate and Anna Burgess and Will, Carter and Catie Farr.

Mrs. Farr was predeceased by a sister, Betty Jo Gault.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Steve Williams. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Toney L. Farr, Tommy Farr, Bobby Farr, Brian Stalnaker, Harold Montgomery, Lee French, Terry Greene and Kenny Horne.

Visitation will be held 6:30-8:30 PM Saturday evening at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 373 Wesley Chapel Rd., Union, SC 29379 or to Harmony Hospice, 700 Plaza Drive, Suite N, Clinton, SC 29325.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Kathy and Clarence Burgess,704 Williford Rd., Union.

December 30, 2010

Rev. Arthur F. Smith, Sr.
Pauline, SC

Rev. Arthur F. Smith, Sr, beloved husband of Edwina Pruitt Smith of 6491 Hwy 56, Pauline, SC went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at his home.

Rev. Smith was born in Valley Falls, SC July 23, 1938, a son of the late Arthur L. Smith and Nellie K Batson Smith. He was a graduate of Fruitland Bible Institute and was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. Rev. Smith was a retired Southern Baptist Pastor and had served as Pastor of various churches in North and South Carolina.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Anita Knoepfle and husband Craig of Aiken; three sons: Frank Smith of the home , Stevan Smith and wife Amanda and Rev. Clint Smith and wife Wendy all of Aiken; two sisters: Ruby Bearden and Cara Nell Smith; a brother, Bobby Joe Smith and wife Yvonne all of Pauline; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, January 1, 2010 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Melvin Shelton. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Smith’s grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.

Visitation will be held in the church immediately following the interment. Memorials may be made to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Rd, Buffalo, SC 29321 or to Hospice Compasus, 500 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

The family is at the home, 6491 Hwy. 56, Pauline, SC 29374.

December 29, 2010

James “Jimmy” Hodge, Jr.
Union, SC

Mr. James Thomas “Jimmy” Hodge, Jr, age 56, husband of Sherry Harris Hodge of 338 Joe Walker Rd., Union, SC died Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at his home.

Mr. Hodge was born in Greenville County, SC November 1, 1954, a son of the late James Thomas Hodge, Sr and Sarah Arnold Hodge. He was a graduate of Union High School and attended Newberry College. Mr. Hodge was owner and operator of Hodge Music Mart and Hodge Enterprises. He was a member of Episcopal Church of the Nativity; a Past President of the Union Rotary Club and member of Union Elks Lodge # 1321.

Surviving are three children: Rebecca Schambach and husband Dave of Charleston, Benjamin James Hodge and Emma Hodge Monroe both of Union; a sister, Susan Hodge Dowd and husband Bill of Union; three grandchildren: Kaylyn Hodge, Alayna Monroe and Claire Monroe all of Union; a special nephew, Robert Chad Harris of Union; several nieces; a nephew, and a special friend, Larry Tyler.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, December 31, 2010 at Episcopal Church of the Nativity conducted by Father Robert Long. The following honorary pallbearers are asked to sit in a group: Gus Jeter, Joe McDonald, Johnny Gregory, Ronnie Ingle, Larry Tyler, Chad Harris, Joseph Harris, Danny Harris and members of Union Elks Club.

Visitation will be held in the Parrish Hall immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 320 Church Street, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 338 Joe Walker Rd., Union.

December 27, 2010

Margaret M. Gaines
Union, SC

Mrs. Margaret McAbee Gaines, age 83, wife of Charles "J.D." Gaines, of 130 Gregory Street, Union, SC died Sunday, December 26, 2010 at her home.

Mrs. Gaines was born in Union County, July 8, 1927 a daughter of the late Griffin McAbee and Ella May Harris McAbee. She was retired from United Merchants-Union Mill and was a member of Morningside Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters: Mary Payne and husband Jonathan of Greenwood and Melinda Gaines of the home; one son: Tim Gaines and wife Tina of Union; a granddaughter: Natalie Cloninger of Greenwood; three grandsons: David Payne, Matthew Carter and Rielly Gaines all of Union; a sister: Jackie Greene of Union and two brothers: Boyd McAbee and J.W. McAbee both of Union.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Morningside Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Eddie Saxon. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active Pallbearers will be Michael McAbee, Terry Greene, Rodney McAbee, Johnny Rutledge, David Payne, Matthew Carter, Franklin Cloninger and Jacob Edwards. The following are asked to sit in a group at the church to form an honorary escort: Morningside Baptist Church active and inactive Deacons, Mrs. Gaines’ Sunday school class and Vip’s of the church.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3:00 PM Tuesday at Morningside Baptist Church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to: Union Disabilities and Special Needs Board, 737 Industrial Park Rd., Union, SC 29379 or Morningside Baptist Church Debt Retirement or Piano Fund, 112 Bates Ave., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her son: Tim and Tina Gaines, 121 Park Drive, Union, SC 29379.

December 26, 2010

William Bentley
Union, SC

Mr. William F. Bentley, age 91, widower of Faye Garner Bentley, went to be with the Lord Saturday, December 25, 2010.

Mr. Bentley was born in Union County March 8, 1919 a son of the late William " Bill" and Maggie Farr Bentley. He was retired from Lockhart Power Company and was a member of Phillipi Baptist Church. Mr. Bentley served in the US Army during WWII.

Survivors are three daughters: Delores Farr and husband Charles of Jonesville, Kathy Stein and husband Russell of Union, Jean Mattews and husband Jimmy of the home; a son Terry Bentley and wife Olean of Union; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren; two sisters: Janie Bentley and Betty Webber both of Union; a brother Rev. Jesse Bentley and wife Faye of Union; and a son-in-law: Frank Vanderford of Lockhart. Mr. Bentley was predeceased by a daughter and a son: Brenda Vanderford and Bill Bentley; two sisters: Kathleen Hutchings and Mit McSwain.

Services will be held Tuesday, December28, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. The family asks that Mr. Bentley’s sunday school class sit in a group.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Monday at Philippi Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church Build Fund, 327 Philippi Church Road, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at his home: 522 Bentley Town Road, Union, SC 29379.

December 24, 2010

Rowland Farr Thomas, Jr.
Breaux Bridge, LA

Mr. Rowland Farr Thomas, Jr., husband of Ramona "Ronnie" Davis Thomas of Breaux Bridge, LA, passed away in August 27, 2010.

Mr. Thomas was born in Chester Co., December 17, 1925, a son of the late Rowland Farr Thomas, Sr. and Alma Wade Thomas. He was a 1949 graduate of Wofford College and was retired from Georgia Pacific. Mr. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during WWII and the Korean Conflict.

A graveside memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Fishdam Cemetery conducted by Rev. Richard Spaugh.

December 22, 2010

Minnie Sly Sims
Union, S.C.

Miss Minnie Sly Sims, age 98, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 22, 2010. Miss Sims was a devoted Christian, following the teachings of Christ, and led and exemplary life to all who knew her.

Miss Sims was born in Union, March 14, 1912 a daughter of the late Arthur David Sims and Jessie Lawson Sims. She was a graduate of Union High School and retired from Milliken Co., Execelsor Mill after 40 years. A charter member of Philippi Baptist Church, Miss Sims was a former choir member, Sunday School teacher, G.A. Leader, Vacation Bible School worker and was a member of the Women’s Sunday School Class #4.

Surviving are one sister: Lillie Esposito and husband Greg of Rome, NY; a sister-in-law: Janie Sims of Union; nieces and nephews: Brenda Alexander and husband Carrol , Kathy Bobo and husband Gene and Roger Gregory and wife Kathy all of Union, Sandra Pachecol and husband Ted and Ron Cook and wife Betty all of Asheville, NC, Carol Craig and husband Dave of Seattle, WA, Anita Holcombe and husband Butch of Acworth, GA, Karen Spindler of Rome, NY, Dianne Comeaux and husband George of Jacksonville, FL, David Esposito and wife DaLee and Greg Esposito and wife Becky all of Coral Springs, FL,and Judy Jett and husband Bill of Taylors; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Miss Sims was predeceased by a sister: Jessie Sims Cook and three brothers: Fred Sims, A.D. Sims, Jr. and Marion "Peck" LeGrand Sims.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale.

A Celebration of Life service will be held early spring and will be announced closer to that time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church Building Fund, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at their respective homes.

December 21, 2010

James “Jim” Shetley
Union, SC

Mr. James Frank “Jim” Shetley, age 72, husband of Betty Jo Dehart Shetley of 228 Shetley Rd., Union, SC went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at his home.

Mr. Shetley was born in Union County, SC April 28, 1938, a son of the late Elijah Shetley and Viola Sanders Shetley. He retired from Carlisle Finishing Plant after twenty-five years of service. Mr. Shetley was a member of Morningside Baptist Church and served in the South Carolina National Guards for fourteen years.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Kathy Shetley of the home and Cheryl Smith and husband Randy of Union; two sons: Allen Shetley and wife Sherry and Robby Shetley all of Union; three sisters:Mary Ann Duckett and husband Gene of Cowpens, Judy Cooksey and husband Fred of Union and Sue Lovelace of Simpsonville; a brother, Ronnie Shetley and wife Lisa of Union; two grandsons: Brad Shetley of the home and Teddy Mull of Union; several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Shetley was predeceased by a sister, Grace Reece and a brother, Cecil Shetley.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Morningside Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Eddie Saxon. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.Mr. Shetley’s nephews will serve as active pallbearers.

Visitation will be held in the church 1:30-3:00 PM Thursday prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Morningside Baptist Church Building Fund, 112 Bates Avenue, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 228 Shetley Rd., Union.

December 20, 2010

Dorothy Gallman O’Dell
UNION, S.C.

On December 20, 2010 our dear mother Dorothy Gallman O’Dell, age eighty-one, went home to be with the Lord. She was born Dorothy Pauline Drawdy on April 9, 1929 in Great Falls, SC. She was the daughter of Ernest and Macie Drawdy. She was married to the late Walker C. Gallman, Sr. After his death she was married to the late Otis K. O’Dell. She was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church and the Ladies III Sunday School class.

Dorothy spent her entire career as a nurse caring for others. She graduated from Lancaster School of Nursing and worked at Chester County Hospital, Wallace Thomson Hospital, Ellen Sagar Nursing Home, and Oakmont Nursing Home.

She is survived by two daughters, Crystal Tyler, Perette Candler and husband Joel; two sons, Walker Gallman Jr. and wife Judy, and Rodney Gallman and wife Kathy, all of Union. She is predeceased by her son Ricky Gallman. Dorothy is survived by eleven grandchildren, Christy Scott, Amber Kenney, Jeremy Gallman, Travis Tyler, T.J. Tyler, Erin Bobo, Becky Worthy, Daniel Gallman, David Candler, Zachary Candler, and Sally Gallman. She is also predeceased by her grandson Joshua Candler. She also has been blessed with ten great-grandchildren; Tori, Joshua, and Jada Tyler; Emma and Anna Scott; Madelyn and Gabriel Tyler; Caitlin and Cara Kenney; and Norah Gallman. She is survived by one brother, Edward Drawdy of Heath Springs and one sister, Ester West of Chester. She is predeceased by one sister Elsie Sibielski.

Visitation will be held at Holcombe Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 from 6:30-8:30pm. Funeral services will be conducted at Fairforest Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 3:00pm. The service will be conducted by Rev. Joey Shetley and Rev. Allen Gregory. Burial will be in Fairforest Baptist Church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her grandsons. Members of the Ladies III Sunday School class are asked to sit in designated area at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 901 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Perette Candler, 149 Bonham Station Road, Union, SC 29379.

December 19, 2010

Harold M. Beason
Union, S.C.

Mr. Harold Marvin Beason, age 85, husband of Annie Belle "Teeny" Beason of 107 Spruce St., Union, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

A son of the late Harry and Neacy Brooks Beason, he was born April 11, 1925 in Waverly, Nebraska where he and his wife made their home until his retirement. Mr. Beason was owner of the Beason Construction Co. for 50 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Air Corp serving as a bombardier pilot during World War II. He was a graduate of Waverly High School and attended Kansas State University and the University of Hawaii. He was member and held various offices in the VFW, the Kiwanis Club and the Home Builders Association all in Waverly. Mr. Beason was also a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son: Steven Charles Beason of the home; a sister: Dorothy Miller of Waverly, Neb.; a brother: Leonard Beason of Omaha, Neb; several nieces and nephews: Shirley Huneycutt, Jackie Darnell, Marilyn Hamblin, Pam Burnett, Paula Turner, Billy Lindler, Dan Lindler, Beth Johnson, Janice Lang, Riley McClintock, Beverly Combs and Bob Beason. Mr. Beason was predeceased by a brother: Elmer Beason.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Steve Williams. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Steven Beason, Wayne Comer, Joey Comer, Jimmy Comer, Leonard Comer, Carrol Ray Comer, Billy Lindler and Bo Ham.

Members of the Mary Ruth Vanderford Sunday School class and members of the Hardee’s Bunch are asked to sit in a group. Mr. Danny Comer, Bill Lindler, Weldon Eaves, Mike O’Dell and Paul Rash are asked to serve as the honorary escort.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 373 Wesley Chapel Church Rd., Union, SC, 29379 or to a charity of one’s choice.

The family is at the home, 107 Spruce St., Union, SC.

December 16, 2010

Benjamin Felder Meador
World War II Veteran

Mr. Benjamin Felder Meador, age 91, widower of Martha Williams Meador, died Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Oakmont of Union.

Mr. Meador was born in Union, SC May 8, 1919, a son of the late Judson Felder Meador and Leannie Carter Meador . He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Union where he was a liftime Deacon and served for over fifty years in the following capacity: a member of the Adult Choir, Church Treasurer, teacher and officer of the Children’s Sunday School Department.

Mr. Meador retired from Smith Williams Lumber Company and operated a locksmith service after retirement. He was a member of the American Legion in Union. Mr. Meador was a Veteran of the US Army having served in World War II in France and Germany.

Surviving are three sons: Judson F. Meador and wife Dena of Union, Benjamin W. Meador and wife Katie of Mauldin and Mark F. Meador and wife Angie of Union; eight grandchildren: David Meador and wife Laura of Cowpens, Jennifer Meador of Columbia, Michael Meador of Mauldin, Joshua Meador of Union, Matthew Meador, Stephanie Meador both of Union, Ashley Meador of Union and Daniel Meador of Mauldin; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn Miller and husband Rev. Dr. Fred Miller of Columbia and several nephews. Mr. Meador was predeceased by a sister, Miss Lucille Meador and four brothers: Melvin, Morris, MB and Judson E. Meador.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Belulah Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Mark Truitt, Rev. Dr. Allen Raines, Rev. Dr. Fred Miller, Rev. Spencer Ledford and Rev. Chad Lawson.

Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors.

Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons: David, Michael, Joshua, Matthew and Daniel Meador and Adam Liner.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, 405 E. Main Street, Union, SC 2979 or to Beulah Baptist Church1414 Neal Shoals Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of his sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen and Jeanne Williams, 217 Hillcrest Drive, Union.

December 15, 2010

Valerie Conley Garner
Textile Worker/Homemaker

Valerie Conley Garner, age 82, widow of Otis C. Garner, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Garner was born August 30, 1928, and the last surviving child of Walter D. And Alma Conley. She was predeceased by two sisters: Elizabeth Grant and Dorothy Wilson and two brothers, Henry Arthur Conley and Walter M. Conley. Surviving are two daughters: Janice Owens and husband Richard of Union and Barbara Palmer and husband Ed also of Union. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Linda Garner of Union, eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons David and Kenneth Garner formerly of Union.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening 5:00-7:00 PM at Holcombe Funeral Home in Union, SC. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 17 at 3:00 PM at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Carrol Caldwell. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jason Allen, Dean Robinson, Tony Jones, Donavan Wells, Clay Duckett, Billy Lawson and alternate, Stephen Stone.

The family would like to thank Harmony Hospice and the Ellen Sagar Staff. A special thanks to Kelly Allen, CNA, who became a loving friend as well as a compassionate caregiver.

The family is at the home of Janice Owens, 256 Philippi Church Rd., Union. Mrs. Garner was an active member of Padett’s Creek Baptist Church prior to her declining health. She was a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church, 830 Old Buncombe Rd., Union, SC 29379.

December 13, 2010

Doris Willard Whitehead
Union, SC

Mrs. Doris Willard Whitehead, age 79, wife of Randolph H. Whitehead, of 4476 Lockhart Hwy Union, SC went for her reward in heaven with the Lord, Sunday, December 12, 2010 after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Whitehead was born in Union, SC April 21, 1931, a daughter of the late Isaac Willard and Nettie Willard. She was a 1949 graduate of Union High School and was employed for many years with Union Packing Company.

Mrs. Whitehead was a former music student of Mrs. Jenny Morgan. She had served as pianist for sixty-five years at Westside Baptist Church and was currently a member and pianist for Crestview Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters: Beverly W. Woods of Union and Sandra Whitehead of the home; two sons: Charles R.Whitehead and wife Karen of Pacolet and Robert T. Whitehead and wife Tiffany of Union; a sister, Agnes Ruth Harris; a sister-in-law, Laverne Willard both of Union; seven grandchildren: Holly Lawson, Harmony Greer, Ryan Whitehead, Ivy Garner, Paige Whitehead, Jessica Woods and Jeremy Woods; eight great-grandchildren: Will, Isacc and John David Lawson, Norah and Brady Greer, Emma and Abby Garner and Makenna Woods. Mrs.

Whitehead was predeceased by a brother, Hazel Willard.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Crestview Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Josh Freeman and Rev Dr.Russell Dean. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. Members of Crestview Baptist Church choir and former members of Westside Baptist Church choir are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers.

Active pallbearers will be Ryan Whitehead, Jeremy Woods, David Lawson, Brad Greer, Hal Garner, John Fallaw, Anthony Brock and Tommy Whitehead.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

The family is at the home, 4476 Lockhart Hwy., Union.

Ruth Moore Griffin
Jonesville, SC

Mrs. Ruth Moore Griffin, age 86 of 122 Park Drive, Jonesville, SC, widow of Charles Robert Griffin, died Sunday, December 12, 2010 at her home.

Mrs. Griffin was born in Fort Shoals, SC September 25, 1924, a daughter of the late Parks Allen Moore and Mesinah Jones Moore. She retired from United Merchants and was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Younglood and husband Ray of the home; two sons: Fred Griffin, Sr and Gary Griffin both of Union; a sister, Ruby Brewington of Clinton; grandchildren: Al Griffin, Robert Griffin, Katie Ford, Stanley Griffin, Angela Landrith, Brad Griffin, Andi Menefree and Brooke Garrett. Mrs. Griffin was predeceased by a son, Roger Griffin; two sisters: Madeline Spoone and Janie Waters and two brothers: Harley Moore and Allen Moore.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Shep Bevis.Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Al Griffin, Robert Griffin, Stanley Griffin, Wayne Rollins, Jason Garrett, and Lynn Landrith.

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

Memorial may be made to Tri-County Hospice Care, 101S. Boyce St., Suite C, Union, SC, 29379 or to the Susan G. Komen, Breast Cancer, 301 Halton Rd., Suite D-2, Greenville, SC, 29606.

The family will be at the home, 122 Park Dr., Jonesville, SC 29353.

December 12, 2010

Thomas Lee Ponder
Union, SC

Mr. Thomas Lee Ponder, age 77, husband of Mary Ann Weakley Ponder of 715 Bailey Rd. Union, died at his home, Sunday, December 12, 2010.

Mr. Ponder was born in Buffalo, SC, February 24, 1933, a son of the late Sam Asby Ponder and Beatrice Woody Ponder. Mr. Ponder was retired from Daniels Construction Company and attended Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter; Donna Champion and husband Paul of Inman, a sister; Geraldine Barber of Union, a brother; Sam Asby Ponder of Mars Hill, NC, and a grandson; Mason Champion. Mr. Ponder was pre-deceased by three brothers; George Ponder, Sr., Martin Ponder, and Bruce Ponder and a sister; Mildred Leonard.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at the S. R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Kevin Dalton. Burial will follow in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be; Paul Champion, Eddie Ponder, Tommy Manibusan, Tim Mitchell, David Boulware and Gene Horne.

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

The family is at the home, 715 Bailey Rd. Union, SC 29379.

December 11, 2010

Katie Garner
Union, SC

Mrs. Katie Lee Palmer Garner, age 86, wife of Walter M. Garner, of 1746 Browns Creek Church Rd. went home to be with the Lord , at her home on Saturday, December 11, 2010.

Mrs. Garner was born in Union, a daughter of the late Charlie Palmer and Sally Gault

Palmer. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Garner was retired from United Merchants Plant, Union. She was a member of Mt. Joy Baptist Church and the Grace Little Sunday School Class.

Surviving in addition to her husband are 3 daughters; Brenda G. Latham and husband Jack of Greenwood, Jennie Lemons and husband Steve and Shirley G. Harris and husband P.D. both of Union, a son; Paul Kent Garner and wife Doris of Union, grandchildren; Amy Meredith and Christi Mobley of Greenwood, David Garner, Kim Peace of Buffalo, Kevin Garner of Union, Kelly Heatherly of Buffalo, and Scott Lemons of Union and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Mt. Joy Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Allen West and Rev. Steve Lemons. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the home at 11:00 AM Tuesday to await the our of service.

The family will receive friends after the service in the church sanctuary.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, Suite 6, 408 N. Duncan By Pass, Union, SC 29379

The family is at the home, 1746 Browns Creek Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.

December 09, 2010

Mildred C. Black
Formerly of Lockhart

Mrs. Mildred C. "Mit" Black, age 84, widow of Carl Jeff Black formerly of Lockhart, died Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Black was born in Lockhart, SC January 8, 1926, a daughter of the late W. H. Cabaniss and Daisy Gregory Cabaniss. She retired from Milliken & Co, Lockhart Plant and was a member of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Sue Deal and husband Gary; a granddaughter, Judy Turner and husband Gary; a grandson, Kenneth "Bo" Belue; two great-grandsons: Jeffrey and Brandon Turner; a son-in-law, Curtis Belue all of Lockhart; four sisters: Doris Ann Gainey of Cheraw, Peggy Thomas of Gray Court, Alice Sanders and Elaine Gaston both of Union; two brothers: Larry Gene Cabaniss of Lockhart and Earl Cabaniss of Union; and a sister-in-law, Inez Cabaniss of Georgia. Mrs. Black was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda Black Belue, five brothers: Harold, Buddy, Jack, Alvin and Flip Cabaniss and a great-grandson, Travis Turner.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brian Bishop and Rev. Bill Vanderford. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 12:30-2:00 PM Saturday in the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church, 126 Askew Circle, Lockhart, SC 29364 or to Hospice Care of SC, 408 N. Duncan ByPass, Suite 6, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Sue and Gary Deal, 115 S. Main Street, Lockhart.

December 07, 2010

Glenn “Snuffy” Smith
Union, SC

Mr. Glenn A. “Snuffy” Smith, age 66, husband of Janice Bell Smith of 133 Baber Street, Union, SC, died Monday, December 6, 2010 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Smith was born in Union County, SC November 21, 1944, a son of the late Marion Smith and Minnie Lou Sinclair Smith. He retired from Torrington & Company and was a member of Morningside Baptist Church. Mr.Smith was a Mason, a Shriner and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Crystal Boulware of Union; a son, Todd Smith and wife Harriett all of Union; grandchildren:Jeffery Smith and wife Katie of Charleston, Casie Smith, Kevin Smith, Taylor Brooke Boulware and Gracie Boulware. Mr. Smith was predeceased by a sister, Anne Smith Austin and a brother, Donnie Smith.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Morningside Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Eddie Saxon. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Bruce Whisnet, Eulis Gibson, Jonathan Bryson, Jay Ford, Dave Proctor and Josh Price. The following are asked to serve as honorary peallbearers: Harold Dean Carter, Robert Palmer, Curtis Plexico, Floyd Sinclair and Colon Duckett.

Visitation will be held 7:00-9:00 PM Wednesday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Morningside Baptist Church Piano or Building Fund, 112 Bates Avenue, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 133 Baber Street, Union.

December 01, 2010

William Rion Boulware
Buffalo, SC

Mr. William Rion Boulware, age 78, husband of Thelma Tucker Boulware of 255 Gin Circle, Buffalo, SC died Tuesday, November 30, 2011 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Boulware was born in Bogansville Township, SC August 25, 1932, a son of the late Urban Boulware and Annie Fee Boulware. He retired from Clover Yarns in Clifton; was a former Mason of the Buffalo Lodge; a former volunteer with the Buffalo Fire Department; a former member of the Redmon Tribe and a CB operator. Mr. Boulware was a member of Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church where he served as an usher.

Surviving in addition to his wife of forty-eight years, are twodaughters: Vicki Denise Boulware of the home and Vanessa Quinn and husband Dennis of Union; a granddaughter, Hannah Wright of Union; a brother, Grady Boulware of Buffalo and three special pets, Sam, Thomas and Addie.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, December 3, 2010 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Carroll Caldwell and Rev.Ricky Cook. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Stephen Stone, Rod Hewitt, Bobby Hyatt, Joey Duncan, Chris Boulware and Kenny Proctor. The following are asked to serve as honorary pallbeares: George Reynolds, Ernest Crocker, John E.Duncan, Marvin McCullough and William Hopkins. Members of the CB’ers are asked to sit in a group.

Visitation will be held 7:00-9:00 PM Thursday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home, 255 Gin Circle, Buffalo.

 

 



Holcombe Funeral Home

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

Phone: (864) 427-3665
Fax: (864) 427-0622

Holcombe Jonesville Chapel

145 Hames Avenue
Jonesville, S.C. 29353





Independently Owned and Operated