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February 2005

February 1, 2005

Hames M. Huggins
Former United Merchants employee


Hames M. Huggins, 82, of Union, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at 6 p.m. in Oakmont Nursing Home.

Mr. Huggins was born in Union on May 25, 1922, a son of the late William Thomas Huggins and Dora Hames Huggins. He attended Union High School and was formerly employed with United Merchants, Union Plant.

Mr. Huggins was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Cornelia Farmer Huggins of Union and a number of cousins.

Mr. Huggins was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers, Ethel Huggins, Louise Cooksey and Wilma Blackwell, R. Bruce Huggins and Glenn Huggins.

Graveside services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Gary Byrd.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St., Union, S.C. 29379.

Dianne O. Love
PCA International employee

ROCK HILL — Patricia Dianne O’Dell Love, 48, of 1410 Bavand Circle, Rock Hill, died at her residence Monday, Jan. 31, 2005.

Mrs. Love was born in Chester County on Aug. 19, 1956, the daughter of Murray and Betty Gilchrist O’Dell of Sharon. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church of Clover. Mrs. Love was a graduate of Lockhart High School and Limestone College and was employed with PCA International. Mrs. Love was a former school leacher.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two daughters, Christie Love of the home and Michelle Love of Clover; a brother, Donald O’Dell and wife Peggy of Sharon and nephew, Kevin Brown of Jonesville.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bullock’s Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Ned Worstall and Elder Oscar Sadler.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 until 8:30.

The family is at the home of her brother, Donald and Peggy O’Dell, 3048 Gilchrist Road, Sharon.

February 4, 2005

Louis A. Henderson
Retired from Uniblend Spinners

Louis A. “Cucumber” Henderson, 71, husband of Peggy Sanders Henderson of 301 N. Boyce St., Union, died at his residence Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Henderson was born in Union on April 3, 1933, a son of the late Leo B. Henderson Sr. and Viola Adams Henderson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former member of the S.C. National Guard, Union Unit. Mr. Henderson was a member of the Greater Union Church and was retired from Uniblend Spinners.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Cindy Henderson and friend Stan Harris, and Kathy Black and husband Ricky Black, all of Union; two sons, Bruce Henderson and wife Cheryl of Union and Ken Henderson and wife Jeanne of Spartanburg; three brothers, Leo B. Henderson Jr. of Union, Bobby Gene “Doc” Henderson of Jonesville and Vernon Henderson of Union; a sister, Lois H. Inman of Union; five grandchildren, Jeff Henderson and wife Laura, Mitch Henderson, Meagan Garner and husband Kevin, Tim Treadwell and Chris Treadwell; two greatgrandchildren, Taylor Ginn and Alex Henderson and special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Flynn and Dr. and Mrs. Paul K. Switzer. Mr. Henderson was predeceased by two brothers, Floyd Henderson and Paul Henderson.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Greater Union Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. John Cody and the Rev. Roger Estes. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Larry Rouse, Tim Treadwell, Albert Roark, Ken Palmer, Billy Greene and Harold Coleman.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Saturday night from 7 until 8:30 and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Sunday to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home, 301 N. Boyce St., Union.

Memorials may be made to the Greater Union Church, 321 Bruce O. Wilson Road, Union, S.C. 29379.

Kathleen K. Moss
Retired from Lerner Shop

JONESVILLE — Kathleen Kennett Moss, 89, formerly of Jonesville, widow of William Earl Moss Sr., died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at 11:20 a.m. in Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Moss was born in Atlanta on April 22, 1915, a daughter of the late C.W. Kennett and Myrtie Brooks Kennett and Doncie Brooks McCall. She was a graduate of Jonesville High School and was retired clerk for Lerner Shop in downtown Spartanburg. She was a member of the Union Church of Christ.

Surviving are two daughters, Miriam Janet Fleming and husband Joe of Pacolet and Kathy Cudd and husband Donald of Union; a granddaughter reared in the home, Dana Heatherly and husband Scott of Jonesville; a son, William E. “Bill” Moss Jr. of Jonesville; two sisters, Modina Maynard of Eden, N.C. and Jeanette Smith of Alexandria, La.; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and eight great-greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Union Church of Christ conducted by Minister Curtis Gilbert. Burial will be in Jonesville Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Barry Ham, Scott Hamm, Kenny Thompson, Furman Hill, Ben Thompson and Kenny Dawkins.

Men of the Union Church of Christ are asked to assemble at the church Saturday at 2:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Kathy and Donald Cudd, 428 Pineneedle Road, Union and will receive fiends at the Union Church of Christ Saturday from 2 until 3 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Union Church of Christ, P.O. Box 64, Union, S.C. 29379.

February 7, 2005

Peggy S. Bogan

Mrs. Peggy Sherfield Bogan, 71, of 558 Mudbridge Road, Buffalo, died Sunday, February 6, 2005, at 7:40 a.m. in Oakmont Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Mrs. Bogan was born in Union on October 7, 1933, a daughter of the late Will and Helen Nance Sherfield. She was a graduate of West Springs High School and was retired from the Union County Health Department. Mrs. Bogan was a member of the Bogansville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Joe Bogan and wife Kay of Moore; two grandchildren, Keela Bogan and Keri Bogan, both of Moore; two special nieces, Lisa Sherfield and Anne Donnan, both of Buffalo; and a number of other nieces and nephews; two sisters, Louise F. Fincher of Buffalo, Violet S. Lawson of Lenoir, NC; and a brother, Paul Sherfield of Buffalo. Mrs. Bogan was predeceased by a sister and three brothers, Lucille S. Calhoun, Bill Sherfield, Bud Sherfield and Bob Sherfield.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the S. R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Gary Peterson and Rev. Clayton Price. Burial will be in the West Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Scotty Sherfield, Johnny Sherfield, Tommy Calhoun, Shane Sherfield, Reid Sherfield, Robbie Sherfield and David Carver.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Monday night from 7-9:00.

The family is at the home, 558 Mudbridge Road, Buffalo.

Memorials may be made to the Union County Cancer Service, % Ola Jean Kelly, 117 Fant Lane, Union, SC 29379.

Virginia M. Medford

Mrs. Virginia Miller Dutch Medford, 76, of 252 Vernon Foster Road, Union, died Sunday in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Medford was born in Greenville, SC, on June 26, 1928, a daughter of the late John and Annie Christopher Miller. She was of the Church of God faith and was retired from Spartan Mills.

Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca M. Anthony of the home; a son, Rev. Ray Medford of Greer; a sister, Blanche McElroy of Candler, NC; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at the S. R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel, conducted by Rev. Ray Medford. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Monday night from 7-9:00.

Inez L. Todd
Former Union Mill employee

JONESVILLE — Beulah Inez Lavander Todd, 84, of 116 Annie Drive, Jonesville, widow of Donnie James Todd, died at her residence Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005.

Mrs. Todd was born on Sept. 26, 1920, a daughter of the late Monroe and Emma Jane Ross Lavander. She was a member of the Union Church of God and was formerly employed with Union Mill.

Surviving are three sons, Miles Arnold Fleming of Buffalo, James L. Todd of New Iberia, La., and Donnie B. Todd of Columbia; three daughters, Nancy Schreiber of Santuc, Cathy Alexander of the home and Mona Fay Neely of Chadbourn, N.C.; 20 grandchildren and 30 greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Johnny Burgess. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be George Schreiber, Michael Fleming, Brian Gardin, Jared Gardin and James Todd.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9.

The family is at the home, 116 Annie Drive, Jonesville.

Darlene B. Lee
Whitmire native

Darlene Brown Lee, 54, wife of Charles W. Lee Sr., of 701 N. Pinckney St., Union, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at 11:45 a.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Lee was born in Whitmire on Sept. 9, 1950, a daughter of Velma Jean Brown Brown of Union and the late Charles Edward Brown. She was a Baptist.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are her children, Charles W. Lee Jr. and Christina Lee, Michael and Phyllis Lee, Rolph and Vicki Toney, Christopher Lee, Clint Lee, Preston J. Lee and Rosemary Lee, all of Union; a special family member, Dorothy J. Anderson of North Carolina; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whitmire Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Eddie Saxon.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9.

The family is at the home of her son, Michael and Phyllis Lee, 826 Webber Lake Road, Union.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart A s s o c i at i o n - M i d A t l a n t i c Affiliate-Memorials & Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va., 23058-5216.

Ann M. Bobo

Mrs. Ann Marie Lawson Bobo, 72, wife of Bennie Ray Bobo, Sr., of 100 Jenkins Street, Union, died Monday, February 7, 2005, at 12:45 a.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Bobo was born in Cross Keys, SC, on July 28, 1932, a daughter of the late Loyd I. Lawson and Fannie Cathrine Hill Lawson. She was a graduate of Cross Anchor High School and was a member of the former Westside Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Barbara Ann Bobo of Union; three sons, Bennie Ray Bobo, Jr. of Union, Barry L. Bobo and Brian H. Bobo, both of the home; two sisters, Myrtle Eurka L. Smith of Fort Mill, and Mary Emma L. Raines of Tennessee; a brother, Belton Hill Lawson of Cross Keys; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bobo was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers, Fannie Mae Calicutt, Betty Jean Totherow, William Fletcher Buck Lawson and Paul Irvin Toby Lawson.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Benny Green and Rev. Jerry Lawson. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Nephews will serve as active pallbearers.

The following are asked to assemble at the church Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort; Paul Irvin Butch Lawson, Jr., Gerald Gregory, Tony Gregory, Carlisle Henderson and Scotty Vaughan.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7-9:00 p.m. and will be placed in the church at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday to await the hour of service.

The family is at the home, 100 Jenkins Street, Union.

Memorials may be made to the Crestview Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 702, Union, SC 29379; or to the National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina, 500 Taylor Street, Suite 101, Columbia, SC 29201-3000.

February 8, 2005

Elsie Lee Jolly-Cooper
Former beauty salon owner

GAFFNEY — Elsie Lee Jolly-Cooper, 79, formerly of W. Main St., Union, wife of Jay Cooper of 2452 Overbrook Drive, Gaffney, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at 11:30 a.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Mrs. Jolly-Cooper was born in Gaffney on Oct. 15, 1925, a daughter of the late Vivian Dane Jolly and Rachel Whelchel Jolly. She was a graduate of Gaffney High School. Mrs. Jolly-Cooper was a member of the Midway Baptist Church of Gaffney and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a retired beautician and formerly owned and operated the Friendly Beauty Salon.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a step-son, Troy Cooper of Gaffney; a step-daughter, Sandra Cooper of Gaffney; six step-grandchildren and nine step-greatgrandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Frederick Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. James Blackwood.

Active pallbearers will be Harry Lee Smiley, Jeff Whelchel, Donnie Cooper, Henry Jolly, Bryan Patterson and Tim Spencer.

The family will receive friends at White Columns Funeral Service, 306 S. Granard St., Gaffney today from 6 until 8 p.m.


February 11, 2005

Edith I. Foster
Former owner of Union Trophy Shop

Edith Ivey Foster, 67, wife of Charles N. Foster of 262 Pineland Road, Union, died at her residence Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at 8:30 p.m.

Mrs. Foster was born in Union on Nov. 24, 1937, a daughter of the late Herbert and Sarah Harvey Ivey. She was a graduate of Union High School and was former owner and operator of Union Trophy Shop in Union for 30 years. Mrs. Foster was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a granddaughter, Amity E. Marcy of the home; a sister, Frances I. Greer of Union; a stepdaughter, Evonne Stephens of Union; a stepson, Ricky Foster and wife Terri of Union; five nieces, Jackie Weber of Union, Vera Gault of Spartanburg, Janet Rogers of Wellford, Kathy G. Williams of Columbia and Karen G. Wilson of Spartanburg; and a nephew, Steve Greer of Union. Mrs. Foster was predeceased by a daughter, Donna L. Marcy and a sister, Birdie Mae Bates.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Aulbrey Calvert. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Don Bolton, Julian Garner, Tommy Henderson, Robert Patterson, Howard Candler, Julian Ivey, Ricky Duckett and Bob Williams.

Members of Mrs. Foster’s Sunday School Class are asked to sit in a group.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Saturday to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home, 262 Pineland Road, Union.

Memorials may be made to the Fairforest Baptist Church, 1917 Jonesville Highway, Union, S.C. 29379.

Elizabeth S. Lawson
Retired manager of McCory’s Dime Store

Laura Elizabeth Sprouse Lawson, 83, formerly of 517 Thompson Blvd, Union, widow of George Perrin Lawson, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at 2:40 a.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital after a period of declining health.

Mrs. Lawson was born in Union on Sept. 22, 1921, a daughter of the late Walter L. Sprouse Sr. and Mason Herring Sprouse. She was a graduate of Union High School, Class of 1939 and was retired manager of McCory’s Dime Store on Main Street. Mrs. Lawson was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church as long as her health permitted.

Surviving are a daughter, Martha L. Jolly and husband William of Union; a sister, Geraldine Bailey of Decatur, Ga.; a brother, Walter L. Sprouse Jr. and wife Polly of Marietta, Ga.; a granddaughter, Laura J. Horlacher of Union; three great-grandsons, Coleman Ferrell, David Horlacher, and Will Horlacher, all of Union; and a special sister-in-law, Sara V. Sprouse of Union. Mrs. Lawson was predeceased by two brothers, Bobby Sprouse and Ervin Sprouse.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Gary Byrd and the Rev. Charles B. Evans. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The following nephews will serve as active pallbearers: Joey Gregory, Nick Gregory, Donald Rogers, Billy Bailey, Steve Sprouse and Brent Sprouse.

The following are asked to assemble at the church Saturday at 2:45 p.m. to sit in a group: Employees of the S.C. Department of Transportation, Union Maintenance, members of Mrs. Lawson's Sunday School Class of Grace United Methodist Church and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Knox, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd McAbee, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Frost, Dr. and Mrs. Bobby Rippey, Mrs. Willie Mae Ashford and George Spencer.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Saturday to await the hour of service.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Martha and William Jolly, 204 Brown’s Creek Church Road, Union.

Memorials may be made to the Upstate S.C. Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, 119 S. Dean St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302 or to Meals on Wheels, in care of Monte Lancaster, Arthur State Bank, Union, S.C. 29379.

Glenn B. Toney Jr.
Retired Public Safety investigator

Glenn Boyd Toney Jr., 64, husband of Mary Gregory Toney of 100 Wesminister Circle, Union, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at 9:04 p.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a period of declining health.

Mr. Toney was born in Union on Aug. 11, 1940, a son of the late Glenn Boyd Toney Sr. and Nancy Aileen Eaves Toney. Mr. Toney was a retired sergeant investigator with the City of Union Public Safety Department. He was a graduate of the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy. Mr. Toney was formerly employed as a supervisor with United Merchants, Union Plant, for 28 years. He was a member of Crestview Baptist Church, formerly Westside Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had also served on the Union County Red Cross Board. Mr. Toney was a former Mason and Shriner.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Lisa Toney Ohls and husband Lee A. Ohls of Spartanburg; two sons, Randall B. Toney of Spartanburg and Richard M. Toney and wife Cheryl H. Toney of Tampa, Fla..; a stepdaughter, Tammy C. Walker and husband Scott Walker of Warner Robbins, Ga.; a stepson, Henry G. Campbell and wife Lisa Campbell of Union; a sister, Betty Toney Hopkins and husband George Hopkins of Saluda; eight grandchildren, Jacob Patterson, Grace Ohls, Ashton Toney, Kathleen Toney, Michael Walker, Carli Walker, Tabitha Campbell and Casey Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Jerry Lawson and the Rev. Dr. Trenton Connelly. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Active pallbearers will be Randolph Whitehead, Wayne Brown, Doug Humphries, Jim Palmer, Robert Hines, Barry Medford, Michael Littlejohn, Charlie Gregory and Charles Henderson.

The following are asked to assemble at the funeral chapel Saturday at 12:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort: Employees of Union Public Safety Department, employees of the Union County Sheriff ’s Office, members of the S.C. Highway Patrol and Mike Nance, Gene Gregory, Dr. Gerald Fielder and Eddie Wayne Davis.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 6 until 8.

The family is at the home, 100 Westminister Circle, Union.

Memorials may be made to the Crestview Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 702, Union, S.C. 29379.

February 13, 2005

Geneva I. Inman

Mrs. Geneva I. Inman, 83, of 125 Inman Drive, Buffalo, SC, died Friday, February 11, 2005, at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home. Mrs. Inman was the widow of Sam E. Inman.

Mrs. Inman was born in Buffalo, May 11, 1921, the daughter of the late Hobert Inman and Pearl Wright Inman. Mrs. Inman was retired from United Merchants and Manufacturing Buffalo Plant. She was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church and attended Buffalo United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Valerie Phillips of Buffalo; two brothers, Bill Inman of Spartanburg and Roger Inman of Laurencevile, GA. Mrs. Inman was predeceased by an infant daughter; a sister, Virginia Vanderford; and a brother, Jennings Inman.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, at Buffalo United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Mickey Fisher. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the parlor of Buffalo United Methodist Church Sunday, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Buffalo United Methodist Church Bus Fund, P.O. Box 176, Buffalo, SC 29321; or to Hospice Care of S.C., 128 Medical Science Drive, Union, SC 29379.

Dorethea Walton White

Mrs. Dorethea Walton White, 70, wife of Douglas R. White, of 4042 Carlisle-Santuc Hwy., Carlisle, SC, died Friday, February 11, 2005 at 4:10 p.m., in Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. White was born in Union June 16, 1934, the daughter of the late Jack Walton and Nellie Williford Walton. She was a graduate of Union High School and the former owner and operator of the Carlisle Fish Camp. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and attended Carlisle United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Debra White of Carlisle; a son, Douglas R. White, Jr.; a sister, Hazel Mills of Union; two brothers, Jackie Walton and Jerry Walton, both of Union; two grandchildren.

Crypt side services will be held at Union Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, by the Rev. Warren M. Jones.

The family is at the home, 4042 Carlisle-Santuc Hwy., Carlisle, and will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

February 14, 2005

Jack Kelly Jr.
Retired railroad engineer

Jack Kelly Jr., of 1461 Jonesville Highway, Union, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

A native of Union, he was married to Frances Keisler Kelly for 64 years. He was the son of the late Jack Kelly Sr. and Eva Gallman Kelly. He was a retired engineer with Norfolk Southern Railway and a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Mr. Kelly served on the Union County School District Board of Trustees for 17 years and also served on the Bonham Fire Department Board.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: two daughters, Mary Frances Kelly Woodall and her husband, Dr. Michael V. Woodall Sr. of Douglasville, Pa.; Dr. J. Andrea Kelly of Florence; three sons, Lt. Col. Thomas Russell Kelly (Ret.) and his wife, Laurie, of Annandale, Va., Jack Kelly III and his wife, Linda, of Union and Richard McKay Kelly and his wife, Cornelia, (Neely) of Union; a sister, Helen Ruth (Kelly) Cochran of Charlotte; an aunt, Mrs. Paul (Rita) Greene; six grandchildren, Michael Vance Woodall Jr., and his wife, Dawn, of Darlington, Kevin Francis Woodall and is wife, Collin, of Corte Madara, Calif; Dr. Timothy Gerrard Woodall and his wife, Dr. Kristi V. Woodall of Union, Mary Kathleen W. Brady and her husband, Brad, of Limerick, Pa., Joel Patrick Kelly of Atlanta, Richard McKay Kelly II of Columbia and three great-grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Brady, Michael Vance Woodall III and Spencer Vance Woodall. Mr. Kelly was predeceased by an infant daughter, Eva Marie Kelly.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church by the Rev. Gary Byrd. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will be active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7 until 8:30 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 301 University Ridge, Greenville, S.C. 29601 or to the American Diabetes Association, 16-A Brozzini Court, Greenville, S.C. 29615 or to a charity or church of one’s choice.

The family is at the home, 1461 Jonesville Highway, Union, S.C. 29379.

Hubert A. Lang
World War II veteran

Hubert A. “Tom” Lang, 79, widower of Wilma Whitman Lang, 2860 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Buffalo, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after a brief illness.

Mr. Lang was born in Brooksville, Fla., Sept. 30, 1925, a son of the late Edwin and Clarice Brown Lang. He was retired from Jackson Product, Tampa, Fla., and after moving to Union had worked with the Holcombe Cemeteries, Inc. Mr. Lang was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II and was a former auxiliary deputy sheriff with the Pasco County, Fla., sheriff ’s dept. He was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Buffalo.

Surviving are a daughter, Shelia Cook and husband the Rev. Rick Cook of Buffalo; two sons, Jerry Jackson and wife Debbie of New Port Richey, Fla. and Randy Lang and wife Betty of Land O’Lakes, Fla.; one brother, Richard Lang of Brooksville, Fla.; seven grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Ricky Cook. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens with military honors. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Cook, Timmy Cook, Randy Cook, Billy Cook Chuck Poole and Rocky Devoe.

The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7-9 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, 2860 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Buffalo, S.C. 29321.

The family is at the home 2860 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Buffalo, S.C. 29321.

Rufus Lee Sulton

Rufus Lee Sulton, 72, husband of Tonya Babb Sulton, 123 Poinsett St., Union, died at his home, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

February 16, 2005

Louise J. Loftin
Moore resident

MOORE — Louise Jackson Loftin, 77, of 130 Chelsea St., Moore, widow of Weldon Loftin, died at her residence Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, after a brief illness.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Skip Synder.
Memorials may be made to the Louise J. Loftin Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, S.C. 29379.

February 18, 2005

Dorothy J. Smith
Retired from Her Majesty

Dorothy Johnson Smith, 81, formerly of 1286 Meadowood Road, Buffalo, widow of James L. Smith, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at 4:05 a.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness.

Mrs. Smith was born in Jonesville on Sept. 24, 1923, a daughter of the late William Z. and Etta Elizabeth Glass Johnson. She was a member of Lower Fairforest Baptist Church and was retired from Her Majesty. Mrs. Smith was first married to the late Woodrow Wilson Shetley.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol Shetley and Annie Ruth Robinson and husband Jack, all of Union; a son, James T. Shetley and wife Helen of Jonesville; a brother, Herbert F. Johnson of Union; five grandsons, Kenneth Wayne Shetley, Harold Eugene Shetley and wife Samantha, Robert Earl Shetley and wife Kelly, Dennis Mark Shetley and James H. Shetley; seven great-grandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren. Mrs. Smith was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda E. Shetley and a grandson, Walter R. Shetley.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Jim Cunningham and the Rev. Jerry Lawson. Burial will be in Lower Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery.

Employees of Oakmont Nursing Home and Dr. Robert Yannetti are asked to assemble at the funeral chapel Sunday at 1:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Saturday night from 7 until 9.

The family is the h home of her daughter, Annie Ruth and Jack Robinson, 134 Ben Black Road, Union.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Union Post 22, P.O. Box 25, Union, S.C. 29379.

Arthur “Bud” Willard
Retired from United Merchants

Arthur “Bud” Willard, husband of Hassie Osborne Willard, 2152 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Buffalo, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at 9:28 a.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Willard was born in Cross Keys, the son of the late Edward and Mary Florence Wilburn Willard. He was a member and Deacon of New Hope Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Willard was retired from United Merchants, Buffalo Plant, and was employed with Pacolet Tire in Pacolet.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Patty and Glenn Sullivan of Buffalo; a son, Dennis Willard and Tammy Willard of Buffalo; a sister, Martha Ann Taylor and husband Guy of Cross Anchor; three grandchildren, Ashley Sinclair, Dale Willard and Derek Willard all of Buffalo. Mr. Willard was predeceased by a sister, Edna Ruth Willard.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Johnny Burgess and the Rev. Jerry Lawson. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery with military honors.

Active pallbearers will be Arley Eller, Jackie Phipps, Hugh Sanders, Craig Price, Maxie Lawson and Roy Turner.

Members of Mr. Willard’s Sunday School class of New Hope Baptist Church are asked to sit in a group.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Saturday to await the hour of service.

Memorials may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 308 Linersville Road, Buffalo, S.C. 29321.

February 21, 2005

James H. Addison, Jr.
World War II veteran

James Harley “Jay Bird” Addison Jr., 88, husband of Evelyn Sumner Addison of 108 Spruce St., Union, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at 1:39 p.m. in Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mr. Addison was born in Union Dec. 24, 1916, a son of the late James Harley Addison Sr. and Floy Gilbert Addison. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Mr. Addison was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U S. Navy, and was retired from Milliken & Co., Monarch Plant.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Jo Carol and William Smith of Union; a son, James H. III and Linda Addison of Gastonia, N.C.; a brother-in-law, John Addison and wife Frances of Union; a sister-in-law, Bobbie Cathcart and husband Bob of Cary, N.C.; four grandchildren, Rick & Amy Smith, Donna and Don Cody, all of Union, the Rev. Ridgeway Addison of Washington, D.C. and Heather Addison of Gastonia, N.C.; and three great-grandchildren, Kayla Cody, Brett Smith and Brooke Smith, all of Union.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Roger Plemmons and the Rev. Ridgeway Addison. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Larry Grant, Bill Randall, Mickey Wingo, Larry Wilson, Tommy Anthony and James Coffer.

The following are asked to assemble at the church Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort: Members of the Rick Wade Sunday School Class of Tabernacle Baptist Church, friends from Wingo’s Service Station and members of the Keen Agers of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Tuesday to await the hour of service.
The family is the home, 108 Spruce St., Union.

Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church Building Fund, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, S.C. 29379; or to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in care of Hejaz Shrine Temple, P.O. Box 667, Mauldin, S.C. 29662.

Sara E. Lowder
Operator of Sara’s Beauty Shop

LOCKHART — Sara Elizabeth Lowder, 77, of 128 Woodside Drive, Union (Lockhart Community) died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at 5:23 a.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Ms. Lowder was born on June 23, 1927, a daughter of the late Melvin Lipford and Lena Carter Lipford. She was a member of Lockhart United Methodist Church and was operator of Sara’s Beauty Shop in Lockhart.

Surviving are two cousins, James Ray and Thomas Ray, both of Rock Hill and a special friend, Van Parris of Lockhart.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Chester County conducted by the Rev. Alan Quarles.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6 until 8.

Memorials may be made to the Lockhart United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Lockhart, S.C. 29364.

Robin Sue MeGahee
Columbia resident

COLUMBIA — Robin Sue MeGahee, 55, of 1626 Atascadero Dr., Columbia, died at her residence Saturday.

She was born in Hendersonsville, N.C., on Oct. 14, 1949, a daughter of David J. MeGahee of the home and the late Shirley M. Webber MeGahee. Miss MeGahee was a graduate of A C. Flora High School.
Surviving in addition to her father are four aunts, Betti Elliot and Ann Sorley of Kelton, Marjorie Durant and Ruth Bowles of Columbia.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Keith Sweat.

The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial services.

Memorials may be made to Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 392 Pea Ridge Highway, Jonesville, S.C. 29353 or to the Animal Protection League, 6080 Old Leesburg Road, Hopkins, S.C. 29061.

February 23, 2005

John R. Queen
Former Milliken & Co. employee

LOCKHART — John Robert “Bob” Queen, 69, of 125 South 3rd St., Lockhart, widower of Loretta Cookson Queen, died at his residence Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at 10:35 a.m. after an extended illness.
Mr. Queen was born in Clayton, Ga., on Oct. 13, 1935, a son of the late John Claude and Gladys E. Holcombe Queen. He was a graduate of Rabun County High School and was a member of the Blue Height Baptist Church of Georgia. Mr. Queen was formerly employed with Milliken & Company, Monarch Plant.

Surviving are a son, George Queen and his wife Roswitha of Lockhart; three daughters, Ellen Garner and husband Gerald of Lockhart, Beth Adams and husband Mike of Kelton and Caroline Thomason and husband Ronnie of Lockhart; three sisters, Virginia Norton of Franklin, N.C., Annette Dockins of Greenville and Barbara Roberts of Murphy, N.C.; six brothers, Allen Queen, Jim Queen and Harry Dean Queen, all of Clayton, Ga., George Queen of Charlotte, N.C., Calvin Queen of Franklin, N.C., and Keith Queen of Lockhart; a brotherin-law and sister-in-law, Buck and Laura Latham of Union; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Queen was predeceased by a brother, T.J. Queen.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Gonzalee Childers and the Rev. Ben Hill. Burial will be in Lockhart Cemetery.
Nephews will serve as active pallbearers. Mr. Queen’s nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9.

The family is at the home, 125 South 3rd St., Lockhart.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., 128-C Medical Science Dr., Union, S.C. 29379 or to Lockhart Cemetery Fund, Lockhart, S.C. 29364.

February 24, 2005

Meador Wilburn

Mr. Jasper Meador Wilburn, 90, of 122 Bishop Road, Union, widow of Mildred Juanita Billie Wilburn, died February 24, 2005.

Mr. Wilburn was born in Union on July 29, 1914, a son of the late C. T. S. Wilburn, Sr. and Mary Meador Wilburn. He was a graduate of Clemson University and was a retired farmer. Mr. Wilburn was a former Commissioner with the South Carolina Agricultural Commission. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Lower Fairforest Baptist Church. Mr. Wilburn was first married to the late Murrell Platt Wilburn.

Surviving are three daughters, Patsy W. Payne of Belvedere, Carolyn W. Pennington of Panama City, FL, and Laura W. Paterek of Lexington; a son, Randy Wilburn of Union; three sisters, Juanita Wilburn and Ruth Windell of Rock Hill, and Belle Kinard of Simpsonville; thirteen grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Lower Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Jim Cunningham and Rev. Fred Miller, Jr. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

After 3:00 p.m. Friday the body will be at the home, 122 Bishop Road, Union.

Memorials may be made to the Lower Fairforest Baptist Church, c/o Mary Leonhardt, 413 Stutts Avenue, Union, SC 29379.
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February 25, 2005

Frances V. Moyer
Retired administrative assistant

Frances Vinson Moyer, 83, 321 Haney Cemetery Road, Union, wife of Wilson H. “Bill” Moyer, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at 6 a.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Moyer was born in Jonesville Jan. 27, 1922, a daughter of the late William W. and Ida James Vinson. She was a retired administrative assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey in Palo Alto, Calif. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Jonesville and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Spartanburg Chapter. Mrs. Moyer was a member of Bethelem United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class of the church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Jacquelyn Moyer Adams and husband John S. Adams of Union; two sisters, Lena V. Scales of Jonesville and Cleo V. Horne of Union; a brother, Grady L. Vinson of LaGrange, Ga., a special grandson, Tyler John Adams of Union. Mrs. Moyer was predeceased by a sister, Willie Ray McKinney.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bethelem United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Keith Sweat. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mike Scales, Kenneth Horne, Matthew Scales, Earl Horne, Billy McKinney, Ricky McKinney, Brad Horne and Jonathon Horne.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Saturday to await the hour of service.

The family is at the home, 321 Haney Cemetery Road, Union.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church Playground Fund, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, S.C. 29379.

 



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