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December 2018

December 11, 2018

Ruby Smith Morris
Frankfort, KY


Mrs. Ruby Smith Morris, age 92, formerly of Davis St., Union, widow of Claude Morris, passed away Saturday December 8, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Frankfort, KY. 

Mrs. Morris was born February 9, 1926 in Union, a daughter of the late Henry W. and Julia Ann Smith.  She was first married to the late Melvin Alexander.  Mrs. Morris retired from the drawing room at United Merchants—Union Plant.  She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.  Mrs. Morris enjoyed talking to her family and friends on her front porch, cooking, bingo, and raising, selling, and harvesting pecans.

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia King and friend Tony Stratton of Frankfort, KY; a grandson, Dewayne King and wife Vera of Frankfort, KY; and nieces, Tammy Parker of Union,  and Pam Teal of Greenwood.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Fairview Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Ross Wilson.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Bluegrass Care Navigator, especially Sherry, Carissa, Lisa and Jennifer.

Billy Joe Hamrick, Sr.
Union, SC


Mr. Billy Joe Hamrick, Sr., passed away on December 10, 2018 after a brief period of declining health.  He was born in Landrum, SC on March 7, 1927 to Mrs. Vera Hamrick.

Mr. Hamrick was a 1944 graduate of Union High School, where he lettered in football.  Upon, graduation he worked briefly at Buffalo Mill.  He then joined the Navy as a Hospital Apprentice, First Class.  He served until the end of World War II.  After the war, he went to Watchmaking School in Spencer, NC.  He was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church.  Mr. Hamrick married the love of his life, Margaret Eubanks in 1949, and they were married just ten days shy of their 60th Wedding Anniversary.  Together, they owned and operated Hamrick’s Jewelry for over 40 years.  Joe Hamrick was loved and respected by all who knew him.  He was always selfless and kind.  He shared his wisdom and conveyed valuable life lessons with his family whom he adored.  He was a friend to all. 

Mr. Hamrick is the last surviving member of his immediate family.  Surviving are a son, Jody Hamrick of Buffalo; a daughter, Cathy Pickens and husband Paul of Prosperity; a special family friend, Vicki Nalls; and a special cousin, Etta Jenkins.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Lynn Ford.  Burial will be private.

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

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to his Bermuda Run neighbors, Leroy Parks and Candy Gore for their many kindnesses shown to Mr. Hamrick.

In lieu of flowers and food, the family request memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 428, Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family is at their respective homes.

December 7, 2018

Rev. Dr. Joseph W. Smith, Jr.
Union, S.C.


Rev. Dr. Joseph Wilson Smith, Jr., husband of 60 years to June Hawkins Smith, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, December 7, 2018 at his home.

Dr. Smith was born in Union, May 28, 1938, a son of the late J. Wilson and Myrtle Greer Smith.  He was a graduate of Union High School, North Greenville College and received his Bachelors degree from Furman University. Dr. Smith received a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Seminary and received his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary.

Dr. Smith served as pastor of the following churches, Beulah Baptist Church in Union, Selma Baptist Church in Woodruff, and retired from full time ministry after serving 30 years at Second Baptist Church in Laurens. While at Second Baptist Church, he served two terms as Pastor’s Conference President of the Laurens Baptist Association. Following his retirement, Dr. Smith continued to be active in Christian Ministry serving twice as Interim Pastor at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church in Union, First Baptist Church of Union, Whitmire First Baptist Church and Langston Baptist Church in Laurens. An important highlight of his ministry was a mission trip to the Kansas and Nebraska Baptist Association.

Prior to entering the ministry, Dr. Smith served his country in the US Navy and later transferred to the 3rd Marine Division.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, David Smith and wife Brandi of Pelzer, Dan Smith and wife Cheri of Jefferson, GA and Jamie Smith and wife Keisha of Union; one sister, Peggy Smith of Union; grandchildren, Kelsey Smith, Andrew Smith, Jack Smith, Zachary Smith, Cayden Smith, Caleb Smith, Michael Smith, Daniel Smith, Chloe Smith, Noah S. Burgess and Lydia S. Burgess and one great-grandchild, Abigail.  Dr. Smith was predeceased by a son Stephen Smith, a sister, Helen Smith West and a brother, Bobby Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Mike Bell, Rev. Lynn Ford, and Rev. J.D. Putman.  Burial will be at Lower Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery.

Dr. Smith’s grandsons will serve as the active pallbearers. Mr. Leonard Smith, Donald Hawkins and Benjamin Smith are asked to serve as the honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:30PM Saturday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Missions of Buffalo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 428, Buffalo, SC 29321 or Lower Fairforest Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Mission, 125 Lower Fairforest Church Rd., Union, SC  29379.


Phillip S. Miller
Union, S.C.


Mr. Phillip Saye Miller, age 76, of 3867 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy., Union, widower of Margie Slack Miller, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Miller was born in Hartsville, SC, June 17, 1942, a son of the late James Samuel Miller and Ora Worley Miller. He was a retired textile worker and a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Chester.  Mr. Miller was a veteran of the US Army.

Surviving are a daughter, Leann Gregory and husband Richard of Chester; two sons, Billy Branch of the home and James “Jimmy” Miller and wife Dee of Union; two granddaughters, Lee Elrod of Lockhart and Ariel Gregory of Chester; two grandsons, Austen Miller of Union and Colt Gregory of Chester; three great-grandchildren and a special friend Betty Jean Stepp of Lockhart.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at First Free Will Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Jimmy Sanders. Burial will be at Lockhart Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at First Free Will Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, Building Fund, 790 Hawthorne Rd., Chester, SC, 29706.

The family will be at the home of his daughter, Leann and Richard Gregory, 3036 Fishing Creek Rd., Rock Hill, SC.

December 6, 2018

Donald Wilburn Lowe
Pacolet, SC


Mr. Donald Wilburn Lowe, age 71, of 201 Bryant Rd., Pacolet, passed away, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Lowe was born July 9, 1947 in Transylvania, NC, a son of the late Lun Lowe and Alma Chappell Lowe.  He was retired from Milliken & Co—Cedar Hill Plant.  Mr. Lowe was a Veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam.  He attended Spinedale Holiness Church in North Carolina.

Surviving are a daughter, Donna Boatwright and husband Donnie of Pauline; four sons, Donald Wayne Lowe and wife Silvia of Pauline; Rodney Lowe and wife Se-Dne of Union, Paul Wolfe and wife Barbara of Pauline, and David Wolfe and wife Phyllis of Atlanta; one sister Joyce Brown and husband Rev. Leon Brown of Rutherford; his fiancée, Carolyn Byrd of Pacolet; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and Bubba and Dusty Byrd.  He was predeceased by three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel.  Burial with Military Honors will follow at Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM prior to the services at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 6675-8517.

The family is at their respective homes.

Linda Smith Parks
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Linda Smith Parks, age 65, wife of Jackie E. Parks of 759 Mt. Tabor Church Rd., Union, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Parks was born in Union, July 28, 1953, a daughter of the late Paul and Rachel Sanders Smith.  She was a graduate of Union High School and attended the University of South Carolina, Union.  Mrs. Parks retired from Cone Mill, Carlisle Finishing and was a member of Philippi Baptist Church where she was a former member of the choir.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Jay Parks and wife Annette of Lockhart; a sister, Brenda Gallo of Union; five grandchildren: Elizabeth Parks, Kaitlin Parks, Coby Dean, Korbin Dean and Gary Maynor and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Parks was predeceased by a brother, Heyward Smith.

The family wishes to express a special Thank You to the staff and nurses of Hospice Care of SC, especially Ann Martin, Jamie Duncan and Charlene Gibson along with a special friend, Debra Bradburn for their care and love shown to Linda during her illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 7, 2018 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Scott, Rev. Brad Goodale and Rev. Brian Redding. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 until 11:00 AM Friday at the church prior to the services.

Active pallbearers will be Terry Bentley, Mack Rash, Joseph Parks, Brian Gaston, John Parks and Dennis Copper.

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

The family will be at the home, 759 Mt. Tabor Church Rd., Union.

December 5, 2018

Darlene Price Black
Jonesville, SC


Mrs. Darlene Price Black, age 61, of 175 Poplar Rd., Jonesville, widow of David P. Black, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mrs. Black was born August 4, 1957 in Union, a daughter of the late Robert E. Lee Price, Jr. and Martha Reid Price.  She was a 1975 graduate of Union High School and received her nursing degree from USC-Spartanburg.  Mrs. Black was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and the Union County Civitan Club.  She was devoted to her family as a sister, mother, and grandmother and was lovingly known as Nena to AJ and many other family and friends.

Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Black-Kerr of Union; a grandson, A.J. Kerr of Spartanburg; three brothers, Robin Price of Union, Chris Price of Union, and Johnny Price of Columbia; a half-sister, Melissa Brown of Florida; a half-brother, Ray Price of Georgia; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was predeceased by one brother, Kenny Price.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, December 7, 2018 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. Tommy Vaughn, Mr. Sam White, and Rev. Randy Smith.  Burial will follow at Black-Haile-Webber Family Cemetery.

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

The family is at the home, 175 Poplar Rd., Jonesville, SC 29353.

December 3, 2018

Irma Wallace Wilson Bradburn
Union, SC


Mrs. Irma Wallace Wilson Bradburn, age 69, wife of Harold Dean Bradburn, of 842 Webber Lake Rd., Union, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mrs. Bradburn was born July 8, 1949 in Chester, a daughter of the late Wallace Wilson and Inez Comer Wilson.  She was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church.  Mrs. Bradburn was a homemaker who was devoted to her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Shelia Fredrick and husband Ron of Florida and Kristy Michelle Harris of Union; two sons, Billy Bradburn and wife Linda of Georgia and Brian Bradburn of the home; one sister, Mamie Lou Humphries of Union; seven grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by and infant daughter, Donna Bradburn and two brothers, Donald Wilson and Billy Wilson. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Mark Truitt.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Bradburn’s grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Wednesday prior to the services at the church.

The family is at the home, 842 Webber Lake Rd., Union, SC 29379.

December 2, 2018

Dr. Wayne A Stevens (Poppa)
Jacksonville, Alabama


Dr. Wayne A Stevens, 78, of Jacksonville, Alabama went home to be with his Lord on December 1, 2018, after a short stay at RMC.

He is survived by his four children: Art (Becky) Stevens of Ridgeland, MS, Beth (Bill) Meehan of Jacksonville AL, Chip (Sandra) Stevens of Starkville, MS, and Charlie (Autumn) Stevens of Stanton, Texas, 11 grandchildren: Carol Ann (Seth) Warren, Sam, and Mary Beth Stevens, Drew, Will and Carol Grace Meehan, Reid, Emory, and Graham Stevens, Lois Marie and Mac Stevens, his brother Mike (Joan) Stevens and his brother-in-law Buddy (Becky) Nelson and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Lois Nelson Stevens, and his parents, Carl and Edna Stevens.

Wayne Stevens was born in Union, South Carolina. A graduate of Union High School, Furman University, and earned two degrees from The Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.

After receiving a degree from Furman University, he married the love of his life and they began their journey.  The Lord blessed them with two children before Wayne was called into the ministry.  Wayne and his wife sold all their possessions, uprooted their two children, and moved to Louisville, KY, where he received his "Masters of Divinity".  He then moved to Selma, Alabama, to be the pastor of Sardis Baptist Church and the Lord blessed them with a third child. They were blessed again with a fourth in Andrews, South Carolina.

     He served as a full time pastor of several churches.

                Sardis Baptist Church, Selma, Alabama

 Andrews Baptist Church, Andrews, South Carolina

                Lineville Baptist Church, Lineville, Alabama

                Heflin Baptist Church, Heflin, Alabama

                Barfield Baptist Church, Lineville, Alabama

Then, after retirement from full-time ministry, he pastored several churches as interim or bi-vocational pastor. These were:

                New Haven Baptist Church

                Post Oak Baptist Church

                Bethel Baptist Church

His life was filled with service even after retiring from full time ministry. He was a Chaplain for Southern Care New Beacon Hospice where he touched many lives. He would regard his time as a Hospice Chaplain to have been the most rewarding and satisfying mission he had.

He was loved fiercely by his family and will be remembered as a smiling, laughing and wise man. A role model and a close friend, he will be missed dearly.

Celebration of Life will be at First Baptist Church McClellan, Anniston, AL.

Monday, December 3rd, at 2 PM with visitation from 1 until 2.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The JSU Foundation, 700 Pelham Rd. North Jacksonville, AL. 36265 Or The charity of your choice.

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

 

 

 


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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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