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December 2017

December 11, 2017

Beverly Jean G. McIntire
Spartanburg, S.C.

Mrs. Beverly Jean Guthrie McIntire, age 75, wife of Arvel W. “Mac” McIntire of 524 Savanna Plains Dr., Spartanburg, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Regional Hospice Home.

Mrs. McIntire was born, March 9, 1942, a daughter of the late Clarence V. Guthrie and Gloria June Holland Guthrie.  She was a graduate of North Kansas City High School and married her high school sweetheart Mac in 1960.  She retired from the Weiss Paper Company in PA. After her husband’s retirement they moved to Bella Vista, AR where she held a position at the GMC Buick dealership as customer service concierge.  She was a member of Cross Church in Rogers, AR and was involved in many activities in the village including golf, quilting and gardening.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Audry Coddington and husband Jim of Lake Winnebago, MO and Kimberlee Sanchez and husband Dr. Anthony “Tony” Sanchez of Spartanburg, SC; one son, Doug McIntire and wife Tina of Bella Vista, AR; four grandsons, Corey Coddington, Drew Sanchez, Reed Sanchez and Cole Sanchez; two brothers, Larry Guthrie of Indiana and Dennis Guthrie of Kansas City, MO; one sister, Marge DeHart of Wimberling, TX and two great-grandchildren, Caleb and Autumn Coddington.

She was predeceased by a brother, Clarence V. Guthrie, Jr.

A celebration of life service will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, December 15, 2017 at St. Matthews Episcopal Church conducted by Father Rob Brown.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:00 PM Friday at the church prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Dr., Spartanburg, SC  29303.

December 4, 2017

Jack Wayne Bowman
Union, S.C.

Mr. Jack Wayne Bowman, age 68, husband of Barbara Lovelace Bowman of 431 Old English Rd., Union, went home to be with his Savior and Lord on December 4, 2017 after a long illness.

Mr. Bowman was born in Lovelady Township, Caldwell Co., NC, June 18, 1949 a son of the late Robert Arnold Bowman and Viola Hollar Bowman. Prior his illness, Mr. Bowman was employed Tietex International and had also worked as a supervisor with Watts Mill.  He was a member of Tanglewood Missionary Baptist Church where he played the guitar and banjo and sang for the Lord.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Barbara Bowman Baker and husband Steve of Gamewell, NC and Brenda Bowman Lambert and husband Michael of Hudson, NC; a son, Anthony “Andy” Bowman and wife Megan of Munice, IN; two step-daughters, Angela “Angie” Millwood Hines of Union and Stacy Millwood Allen of Mt. Juliet, TN; three brothers, Fred Bowman and wife Betty and John Bowman and wife Louise all of Granite Falls, NC and James “Bud” Bowman and wife Margaret of Lenoir, NC; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews and their families.  Mr. Bowman was predeceased by two sisters and one brother.

Memorial services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Tanglewood Missionary Baptist Church conducted by Bro. Charles Hutcheson and Bro. Raymond Ford.

Visitation will be held immediately following the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tanglewood Missionary Baptist Church, 200 Velda Dr., Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home, 431 Old English Rd., Union.

William Ellis Rochester
Pacolet, SC

Mr. William Ellis Rochester, age 70 of 401 East Main Street, Apt. 211, Pacolet, SC passed Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his home.

Mr. Rochester was born in Cherokee County, SC September 20, 1947, a son of the late Ralph Ellis Rochester and Estelle Patterson Rochester. He was a member of Hammett Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Yvonne Blacketer and husband Joe of FL; a son, Christopher Ray Rochester of Gaffney; two sisters: Thelma Rochester Kirby of Spartanburg and Lillian Fowler of Pacolet; a brother, David Howard Rochester and wife Gail of Pacolet and five grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Hammett Grove Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Brady Rochester.

Nephews of Mr. Rochester will serve as active pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday evening at the Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to William Ellis Rochester Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of his brother, David and Gail Rochester, 171 Sutton Rd., Pacolet.




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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

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