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February 2016

February 28, 2016

Gayle Turner
Lockhart, SC


Mrs. Gayle Turner, age 79, widow of Henry A. Turner of 206 South Seventh St., Lockhart, SC passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Union Medical Center.

Mrs. Turner was born in Lockhart, SC., on October 9, 1936 a daughter of the late Frank Cookson and Hazel Davis Cookson. She was a graduate of Lockhart High School and retired from Wal-Mart Deli after having worked for many years at Conso Products Company. Mrs. Turner was a member of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years.

Surviving are a daughter Trina Roark of Jonesville; two sons, Gary Turner and wife Judy and Timothy A. Turner and wife Sherri both of Lockhart; a brother Harold “Bud” Cookson and wife Carol of Union; grandchildren, Jeffrey Turner, Brandon Turner, Hannah Roark, Ethan Turner, and Zack Turner; great-grandchildren, Bentley Turner, Sterling Turner and Wesley Turner. Mrs. Turner was predeceased by a grandson, Travis Turner; two brothers, Talmadge Deal, James Deal, six sisters: Ruth Deal, Hazel Fowler, Faye Miller, Irene Rash, Betty Tice and Lavada Gaston.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Delos Blanton. Burial will follow at Lockhart Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Turner, Zack Turner, Ethan Turner and Brian Fowler.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the services at the church.

Memorials may be made to Riverside Boys c/o Tommy Fowler 218 Ponderosa Drive, Union, SC 29379 or Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church, 126 Askew Circle, Union, SC 29379.


Frances Erlene Lawson Gowen
Pauline, SC


Mrs. Frances Erlene Lawson Gowan, age 80, of 1124 Gowan Rd., Pauline, SC widow of Donald Mansel Gowan, passed away Friday, February 26, 2016.

Mrs. Gowan was born in Union, SC a daughter of the late Paul A. Lawson and Christine Billings Lawson.  She was retired from Cato Corporation.  Mrs. Gowan was a member of West Springs Baptist Church and was the former Historian of the Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Rushie Sorrenti and husband Larry of Salem, SC and Kaye Belue and husband Dwight of Jonesville; one sister Blanche Gwinn and one brother, Paul Olin Lawson and wife Faye, all of the Mt. Lebanon Community; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by one son, Rodney Mansel Gowan and one brother Herman Lawson.

Funeral Services will be held, 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at West Springs Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Greg Black and Rev. Dr. Henry Johnson.  Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Lancaster, Darrel Kendrick, Eddie Lawson, Donnie Covan, Larry Bennett, Tyler Petty.

Visitation will be held from 12:45 PM until 1:45 PM at the church prior to the services at the church.

Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice House, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Kaye Belue and husband Dwight, 1243 Gaffney Highway, Jonesville, SC 29353.


William H. “Bill” McCall, Jr.
Union, SC


Mr. William Harvey “Bill” McCall, Jr., age 89, of 152 Springdale Drive, Union, widower of Elizabeth (Betsy) Long McCall, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Cheraw Health Care.

Mr. McCall was born in Whitmire, SC on February 9, 1927 a son of the late William Harvey McCall, Sr. and Lois Ruth Propes McCall. He attended the University of South Carolina and did further post-secondary studies at other colleges. Mr. McCall was a veteran of the US Army having served during World War II and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He retired from Cone Mill Carlisle Finishing Plant. Mr. McCall loved and admired artwork and enjoyed painting. Following his retirement from Cone Mills, he pursued his lifelong dream of owning an Art and Frame studio. He opened McCalls Frame Shop on Main St., Union, a business he operated as long as his health permitted.

Mr. McCall is the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are two nieces, Terri Lockey and husband Linton and Melinda Hewett and husband Greg; a number of great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews and several cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Betty McCall Gregory.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Grace United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. David Bauknight. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the service in the sanctuary parlor at Grace United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, South Church Street, Union, SC 29379.


Thomas “Scott” Ham
Fairforest, SC


Mr. Thomas Scott Ham, age 56, of 1131 Martin Rd., Fairforest, SC 29336 passed away Friday, February 26, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Ham was born in Union, SC., on September 19, 1959 a son of Shirley Hendrix Ham and the late Paul Ham, Jr. He was a graduate of Union High School and formerly worked at Webb Forging. Mr. Ham was a veteran of the United States Army and the South Carolina National Guards. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Brandi Ham; a brother, Barry Ham; all of Union; a dear friend, Margaret Thompson of Fairforest, SC.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, February 29, 2016 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Minister Doug English.

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

The family will be at their respective homes. The body will remain at the funeral home.
 

February 26, 2016

Dr. George Truett Hollis
Pasadena, CA


Dr. George Truett Hollis, known from birth as Truett, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Pasadena, CA, Thursday, January 28, 2016. He was born May 22, 1928 in Union, SC, the sixth of eight children born to the late Mary Elizabeth Alverson Hollis and Orin Bomar Hollis, Sr.

From early in life, Truett demonstrated a passion for music which grew into his becoming an accomplished pianist and musicologist.

Truett served in the Army during the Korean Conflict after graduating from Wofford College in 1949. He then went on to earn his B.M. in Piano Performance from Yale University and his B.A. and Ph.D. in Music History from the University of Southern California.

Truett taught piano performance as well as Music History and other courses for the Music Department at Converse College prior to moving to South Pasadena, CA in 1957. It was there where he taught middle school music while pursuing his doctorate at USC.

At East Los Angeles College, he was Professor and Chair of the Music Department. He retired from the Los Angeles City College as Professor Emeritus.

He donated his extensive music library to LACC in recent years, for which they named the Dr. George Truett Hollis Music Library in his honor.

Known as the family historian, Truett did extensive research into the Hollis family genealogy dating back to the early 1700’s when Thomas Hollis came to Boston from England and helped to establish Harvard University.

Truett was predeceased by his beloved wife “Elly” who passed away at their home on November 18, 1993.  He was also predeceased by his three older sisters, Mary, Alice, and Betty, and by his older brother, Bomar. He is survived by three brothers, Tom, Myers, and Richard and their spouses, all of whom live in Spartanburg, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Truett’s burial will be held in his home town of Union, SC next to his parents. A private service will be held at a later date.


Thesis Ivey Tillison
Union, SC


Mrs. Thesis Ivey Tollison, age 77, of 761 Barnado Rd., Union, widow of Charles D. Tollison, Sr., passed away Friday, February 26, 2016 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Tollison was born in Union, SC on September 22, 1938 a daughter of the late Emmett Ivey and Thelma Ivey Morris.  She was a graduate of Jonesville High School and a member of Brown’s Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Julie T. Gregory; a son, David Tollison; a sister Nancy I. Stepp and husband Robert; a brother, E. Bird Ivey and wife Donna; three grandchildren, Ivey Gregory, Gregg Gregory, and Nan Gregory; and a special niece, Emily Ivey.  Mrs. Tollison was predeceased by a brother, Johnny W. Ivey.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. John Lee and Rev. Scott Cobb.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Kenny Proctor, Brian Knox, John Boy Johnson, Ronnie Ivey, Jeff Stepp, and Keith Ivey.

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

Memorials may be made to Brown’s Creek Baptist Church, 118 Brown’s Creek Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 761 Barnado Rd., Union, SC 29379.

Lillian R. Shetley
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Lillian Faye Rose Shetley, age 79, husband of Don Shetley of 105 Benjamin St., Union, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Union Medical Center.

Mrs. Shetley was born in Cherokee, NC, April 29, 1936, a daughter of Elsie Rodger Rose Kimsey of Cherokee and the late Wayne Rose.  She was a graduate of the University of South Carolina, Union, receiving an Associate Degree in Art Studies.  Mrs. Shetley worked alongside her husband at Allstate Insurance Agency for many years. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and was also a full member of the Eastern Cherokee Tribe of North Carolina.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Donna Faye Shetley and husband John D. Karvelas of Spartanburg; a son, Don Raye Shetley and wife Jennifer of Union; two sisters, Freda Wright and Wanda Weldon of Cherokee, NC; two granddaughters, Sarah Evans Shetley and Lilly Frances Shetley both of Union.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Chapman.

The following are asked to serve as the honorary escort, Ryan Bradly, Stacey Jones, John Gregory, Sam White, Tommy Anthony and Frankie Alexander.

The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall of the church immediately following the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Debt Reduction Fund, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, SC   29379.

The family will be at the home, 105 Benjamin St., Union.


Frances Lunsford Williams
Buffalo, SC


Mrs. Frances Lunsford Williams, age 89, of 2299 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo, widow of John Henry Williams passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at her brother’s home.

Mrs. Williams was born in North Carolina on July 14, 1926 a daughter of the late Curtis Franklin Lunsford and Annie Belle Navy Lunsford.  She was devoted to her late husband, whom she was only married to for a short time before he was killed while serving his Country in the Korean Conflict.  Mrs. Williams was a graduate of West Springs High School and Cecil’s Business College. She was a retired Legal Secretary and later worked for Westside Baptist Church as the Church Secretary.  Mrs. Williams loved serving the Lord as a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. She was the church organist for many years and then later served as the organist at Gilead Baptist Church in Jonesville. 

Surviving are a brother, Floyd Lunsford and wife Joyce of Buffalo; three sisters, Bertha Lawson of Roebuck, Gladys Lawson of Dover, Delaware, and Edith Lawson and husband Fred Wayne of Pauline; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two brothers, Dallas Lunsford and Paul Lunsford.

Funeral services will be held, 2:00 PM Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Melvin Shelton and Rev. Jimmy Farmer.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Donnie Lunsford, Joe Lawson, Aaron Lawson, Gerald Lawson, Phillip Lawson and David Crisp. 

The following special caregivers are asked to sit in a group, Melinda Moats, Shirley Gadson, and the staff of Gentiva Hospice.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM Sunday prior to the services at the church.

Memorials may be made to, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Homebound Committee, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Road, Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family will be at the home of her brother, Floyd Lunsford and Joyce, 124 Dutchman Creek Road, Buffalo, SC 29321.


Julia Mae Easterling Guess
Union, SC


Mrs. Julia Mae Easterling Guess, age 97, of 114 Park Drive, Union, widow of Dr. Joseph H. Guess, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 at her home.

Mrs. Guess was born on Douglas Heights in Union, SC on August 22, 1918 a daughter of the late Robert A. Easterling and May Cullen Easterling.  She grew up in Denmark, SC and graduated Converse College in 1939.  Mrs. Guess married Dr. Joseph H. Guess on December 21, 1942 and they moved to Union in 1946.  She was a lifetime Presbyterian and was member of First Presbyterian Church of Union.  Mrs. Guess was a member of Union Jr. Charity League, Union County Medical Society Auxiliary, a founding member of the Union Cotillion Club and a member of the Friday Book Club.  She had a deep concern for other people, she loved to drive herself around and meeting people.

Surviving are three sons, Joseph H. Guess, Jr. and wife Emily of Denmark, SC, Robert E. Guess and wife Vanda of Union, and Julian Decherd Guess and wife Deb of Laurinburg, NC; one daughter, Mae Guess Chamberlain of Columbia; eight grandchildren, Alice Nicholson and husband Gordon of Savannah, GA, Gardner Guess of Denmark, SC, Carolyn G. Huggins of Union, Julie G. Boyd and husband Trey of Spartanburg, Julia Chandler Guess of Asheville, NC,  Anne Cullen Guess of Pinehurst, NC, Joshua Clark Jackson of Swannanoa, NC., and Lauren Jackson Pelote and husband Eric of Gainesville, GA.; and two great-grandchildren, Cayleigh Nicholson and Jackson Robert Huggins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 3, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church of Union conducted by the Rev. Keith Morrison.  Burial will follow in Denmark Cemetery in Denmark, SC.

Active pallbearers will be, William Jeter, Norris Fowler, Dr. John Baarcke, Scott Fant, Josh Jackson, William O. Boyd, III, and Dr. Ted Keller.

Visitation will be held following the services in the parlor of First Presbyterian Church of Union.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 101 W. South St., Union, SC 29379 or to a charity of one’s choice.
 

February 20, 2016

Vernal L. “Steve” Stephenson, Jr.
Union, S.C.


Mr. Vernal Lee “Steve” Stephenson, Jr., age 68, husband of Dianne Stephenson of Union, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 at Magnolia Manor in Spartanburg.

Mr. Stephenson was born in Rock Hill, October 21, 1947, a son of the late Vernal Lee Stephenson, Sr. and Ruby Nance Stephenson. He was a graduate of Union High School and attended vocational college. Mr. Stephenson was retired from B and L Mechanical in Greenville and was a former owner of Stephenson’s Mobile Home Park.  He was a veteran of the US Army and a member of Philippi Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Stephanie S. Inglett; a granddaughter, Rileigh Jade Inglett; a step-daughter, Heather C. Loftis; a step-son, Jason Conley; three step-grandchildren, Megan Conley, Katelyn Conley and Brett Loftis; two step-great-grandchildren, Isabel Roberts and Ava Pressley; a two nephews, David Barber and Shane Barber all of Union. Mr. Stephenson was predeceased by a son, Richard Lee Stephenson and a sister, Debra S. Belue.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale. Burial will be at Fairforest Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 260 Fairwinds Rd., Landrum, SC  29356.

The family will be at the home of his daughter, Stephanie S. Stephenson, 112 Jenkins St., Union.


William L. “Bill” McSwain
Lockhart, S.C.


Mr. William L. “Bill” McSwain age 77, husband of Pasty Foster McSwain of 406 Bentley Town Rd., passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. McSwain was born in Lockhart, July 10, 1938, a son of the late Buford and Mildred Bentley McSwain. He was a graduate of Lockhart High School and was retired Chief Petty Officer with the US Coast Guard. Mr. McSwain was also retired from Milliken and Co., Monarch Plant and formerly worked with Piedmont Fork Lift.  He was a member of Philippi Baptist Church where he served as a Greeter.  Mr. McSwain was also a Shriner and a Mason.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mary Ann Gill and husband Wayne; a son, Robert McSwain and wife Betty all of Mobile, AL; a step-son, Brian Craig; a sister, Joyce Crocker and husband Jim all of Lockhart; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren with two on the way and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 3:30 PM Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale and Rev. Josh Crocker. Burial with Military Honors and Masonic Rites will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Crocker, Randy Crocker, Terry Bentley, Jackie Parks, Wayne Hutcherson and Lemond Vanderford.

The following are asked to assemble at the church at 3:15 PM to form the honorary escort: Keith Parks, Eddie Roberts, Wayne Porter, Bentley Burr, Brian McSwain, Butch Carter, Dr. Robert Wentz, Randy McSwain and Ryan McSwain.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:30 PM Saturday at the church prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist, 137 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC  29379.

The family is at the home of his sister, Joyce and Jim Crocker, 203 South 6th St., Lockhart.
 

February 17, 2016

Robert L. Svedlund
Union, S.C.


Mr. Robert Lee Svedlund, age 78 of 210 Hillcrest Dr., Union, widower of Carolyn Svedlund, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Svedlund was born in Paxton, IL, June 18, 1937, a son of the late Oscar Wilhelm Svedlund and Mary Johanna Jensen Svedlund. He was a graduate of Gibson City High School and was a member of First Christian Church in Illinois. Mr. Svedlund was a retired salesman having worked mostly in the automotive industry and he was also a veteran of the US Marine Corp. Mr. Svedlund was a member of the Union Shrine Club where he served as a past President and was a member of the Royal Order of Jesters. He was also a member of the Union Elks Club.

Surviving are two sons, Tim Svedlund and wife Melissa Barkley of Union and Steven Svedlund and wife Shannon of Georgia; six grandchildren, Nicole Thompson, Fallon Svedlund, Felicia Svedlund, Tara Barkley, Logan Svedlund and Samantha Svedlund; three great-grandchildren, Maryn Thompson, Addy Thompson and Zoey Garrison.

A memorial service will be scheduled by the family for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC  29605.


Carl Hennis Lewis
Union, SC


Mr. Carl Hennis Lewis, age 90 of 114 Boyd Street (Monarch Community), Union, SC, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Lewis was the widower of Sara Eaves Lewis.

Mr. Lewis was born in Woodruff, SC December 7, 1925, a son of the late Carl R. Lewis and Pearl Wells Lewis. He retired from Torrington Company, Tyger River Plant after twenty-three years of service and was a member of Morningside Baptist Church. Mr. Lewis was a Veteran of the US Army Paratroopers having served with the 13th and 82nd Airborne Divisions during World War II in France. He was a member and had served as Chaplain of the VFW Post 3122 and a member and Chaplain of Torrington Retirees Group. Mr. Lewis was a founding member of the Monarch Fire Department where he had served as Assistant Fire Chief and EMT with Gregory and Johnson Ambulance Service. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol serving as Captain and participating in several rescue missions and was a member of the Union County Airport Commission. Mr. Lewis was an avid photographer.

Surviving are two daughters: Gail Lewis Betenbaugh and Carol Lewis Hughes (Doug) all of Union; grandchildren: Dena M. Palmer (Brian Lancaster) reared in the home of Buffalo, Richard L. Betenbaugh (Dorothy) of Union, Christopher M. Betenbaugh (Kelly) of Jonesville and Wendy B. Childers (Tommy Hart) of Union; great-grandchildren: Jessica Justice (Nathan), Luke Childers, Charlie Betenbaugh, Gavin Betenbaugh, Haleigh Palmer, Nicholas Palmer, Sara Hart and Emma Hart; great-great-grandchildren: Rosalie Justice, Nathan Justice; numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and step-great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Lewis is also survived by a brother, Ralph E. Lewis of Columbia; a sister, Reba L. Gambrell of Rock Hill; a sister-in-law, Mamie Bailey (Dwight) of Simpsonville; and a brother-in-law, Bobby Eaves (Faye) of Greer, SC. He was predeceased by a sister, Frances Lewis, brothers, James Lewis, William Lewis, Thomas Lewis, Donald Lewis and a son-in-law, Charlie Betenbaugh, Jr.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Larry Plyler and Mr. Torance Inman. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.

The Honor Guard of Union County Fire Fighters Association will serve as the active pallbearers.

The following are asked to sit in a group: Torrington Retirees, past and present member of Monarch Fire Department, Julia Adams, Missie Mullinax, Elaine Robertson, Myria Cogdill and Jerry Robertson.   

Visitation will be held 7:00-8:30 PM Friday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Union County Council on Aging, P.O. Box 519, Union, SC 29379 or to Medi Home Hospice,720 S. Duncan ByPass Suite C, Union, SC 29379.

The family would like to say a special “Thank You” to his Boyd Street neighbors and Dr. David Keith for their loving care of Mr. Lewis.

The family will be at the home, 114 Boyd Street, Union.



Samuel K. Cooke
Union, S.C.


Mr. Samuel Keith “Sammy” Cooke, age 65, husband of Cynthia Hogan Cooke of 405 Lakeview Heights, Union, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Heartland of Union.

Mr. Cooke was born in Spartanburg, June 8, 1950, a son of Johnnie Jones West of Union and the late Montague West.  He was retired from Gestamp in Union and was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church.  Mr. Cooke coached Dixie Youth and Recreation Dept. baseball for many years.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Monty L. Cooke and wife Tabitha and Jeffrey K. Cooke and wife Cherie all of Union; two sisters, Susan West Jones and husband Rip of Spartanburg and Sandra Smith and husband David of Union; one brothers, Rev. Wayne Cooke and wife Elaine of Union; five grandchildren, Hunter Madison Cooke, Holden Patrick Cooke, Devan Keith Cooke, Jeremy Adam Cooke and Katie Elizabeth Cooke; a step-sister, Mary Jane Emmons of Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, February 19, 2016 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Chris Gulledge and Rev. Wayne Cooke.  Burial will be at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Dennis Trammell, Thomas Trammell, Tommy Calhoun, Gary West, Todd Fink, Jimmy Sykes, Hubert Sanders and Dennis Blanton.

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

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

The family will be at the home of his son, Monty and Tabitha Cooke, 203 Lakeview Heights, Union.
 

February 16, 2016

Darrell B. Knox
Union, S.C.


Mr. Darrell Brent Knox, age 61 of 1161 Jonesville Lockhart Hwy., Union, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center

Mr. Knox was born in Union, March 1, 1954, a son of the late Boyd and Grace Ingle Knox. He was retired from United Merchants, Union Plant and was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three nephews, Thomas Austin and wife Angie, Shannon Austin and wife Michelle and Brent Austin all of Union. Mr. Knox was predeceased by two brothers, Travis Vaughan and Tommy Joe Vaughan and a sister, Sherry Knox Austin.

Graveside services will be held 4:00 PM Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Glenn Ribelin.  The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the services.

Memorials may be made to the Darrell B. Knox Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at their respective homes.
 

February 15, 2016

Kenneth Lewis Lawson
Pauline, SC


Mr. Kenneth Lewis Lawson, age 74, husband of Jo Ann Sprouse Lawson of 1325 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Pauline, SC passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Lawson was born in Spartanburg County, SC May 18, 1941, a son of the late George Lawson and Maybell Simmons Lawson. He retired from Arrow Automotive after twenty-three years of service and was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. Mr. Lawson was a member of the Classic Chevy Club, the Carolina Classics and one of the founding members of the Bebop Classics.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons: Darrell Kenneth Lawson and wife Teresa and David Lewis Lawson and wife Janie all of Pauline; two brothers: Ronnie Lawson of Buffalo and Leroy Lawson of Wellford; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Lawson was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kristena Lawson, a great-grandson, Bentley Lawson, five sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Jimmy Farmer and Rev. Carrol Caldwell. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Randy Lawson, Bruce Lawson, Joey Lawson, Ray Lawson, Phillip Lawson and Ricky Sprouse. Close friends, co-workers and members of the Classic Car Clubs are asked to serve as the honorary escort.

Visitation will be held 2:00-3:45 PM Wednesday in the church prior to the service.

The family is at the home of his son, David and Janie Lawson, 1321 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Pauline, SC 29374.
 

Elizabeth Ray Ruff
Union, SC


Mrs. Elizabeth Ray Ruff of 133 Clairmont Rd., Union, passed away February 14, 2016, following a long illness.  She was predeceased in 2003 by her husband of over 50 years, George S. Ruff, Jr.; a brother Charles L. Ray, and a sister, Margaret K. Ray.  Mrs. Ruff was born December 13, 1924, a native of Union, she was also predeceased by her parents, Charles L. Ray Sr. and Lena Effie Gallman.

A lifelong resident of Union, Elizabeth for many years handled the bookkeeping at the service station run by her husband on Gadberry Street.  A member of Grace United Methodist Church, she also enjoyed her employment with Grace United Methodist Child Enrichment Program preparing lunches for the students. For several years she also served Fairforest Wood Products as their secretary and book keeper.

Elizabeth is survived by her two children, Margaret Catherine (Margie) Ruff of Union and George R. Ruff of Alexandria, VA, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. David Bauknight.

The family will receive friends at the home, 133 Clairmont Rd., Union.

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

February 14, 2016

Nina Sinclair Greer
Union, SC


Mrs. Nina Sinclair Greer, age 74, wife of Willie “Ed” Greer, Jr of 611 Sardis Rd., Union, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family and friends,  Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Regional Hospice Home.

Mrs. Greer was born in Union, SC February 24, 1941, a daughter of the late Johnny Albert Sinclair and Gladys Carolyn Lee Sinclair. She was a graduate of Union High School and Lander College with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Mrs. Greer earned her Master’s Degree from Winthrop College. She was a retired educator with the Union County Schools. Mrs. Greer was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church and a former member of the Union County Council, Union County Mental Health Board and the Union Carnegie Library Board of Trustees. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving in addition to her husband of fifty-two years are three daughters: Martha Sinclair and husband Henry of Columbia, Vickie Sineath and husband Darren of Joanna and Suzan Anderson of Mt. Pleasant; a son, Al Greer and wife Angie of Union; a sister, Rebekah Williams of Cowpens; three brothers: Johnny Sinclair and wife Kathy of Union, Tom Sinclair and wife Kathie of Union and Henry Sinclair and wife Martha of Columbia; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Sardis United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Jeff Farmer and Rev. Dr. James Ivey. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Tommy Sinclair, Cam Fant, Chris Fant, Logan Greer, Caleb Roark and John Sinclair.   

Visitation will be held 1:00-2:45 PM Tuesday in the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Sardis United Methodist Church Youth Programs or to the  Salkehatchie Summer Programs, P.O. Box 645, Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 611 Sardis Rd., Union.
 

Chad Stephen Truitt
Jonesville, SC


Mr. Chad Stephen Truitt, age 39, husband of Holly Swofford Truitt of 1901 Mudbridge Rd., Jonesville, passed away Friday, February 12, 2016 at Union Medical Center.

Mr. Truitt was born in Spartanburg, SC October 15, 1976, a son of Jim Truitt of the home and Sandra Duckett Hinson of Rock Hill. He was employed with Auriga Polymers in Spartanburg and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. Chad was an avid outdoorsman who loved deer hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a huge fan of the Florida Gators and loved dirt track racing.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are two daughters: Kristina Truitt and Annabeth Truitt both of the home; a brother, Mark Truitt and wife Amy of Jonesville; a grandmother-in-law, Joyce McKinney of Chesnee (Cooley Springs) and a step-father, Doug Hinson of Rock Hill. Chad was predeceased by paternal grandparents, James and Florence Truitt, maternal grandparents, Frank and Lucille Duckett and grandfather-in-law, Max McKinney.

Funeral services  will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Mark Truitt. Burial will be 11:00 AM Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Spring Hill Memorial Gardens, Chesnee, SC.

Active pallbearers will be Frank Lancaster, Bennie Philson, Anthony Duckett, Shane Duckett, Richard Duckett, Brad Duckett and Doyle Lawson.

Visitation will be held 1:00-2:45 PM Wednesday in the church prior to the service.

The family is at the home of his brother, Mark and Amy Truitt, 1733 Mudbridge Rd., Jonesville, SC 29353.


February 13, 2016

Leonard Carl “Bud” Broom
Union, SC


 Mr. Leonard Carl “Bud” Broom, age 61, husband of Beth Wilkins Broom of 202 Hart Street, Union, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Broom was born in Camden, SC on August 3, 1954 to the late LC and Mary Laughridge Broom.  He retired from J.P. Stevens and as Department Manager at Renfro of Whitmire, SC.  He is of the Baptist Faith and a life member of the Roseboro Masonic Lodge #195 of Whitmire.  Mr. Broom was an avid USC Gamecock fan.

Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, April Upton and husband Chad of Greenville, Amanda Seals and husband Chris of Fountain Inn, SC, Kelly Crowe and husband Rev. Samuel J. Crowe of Charleston; six grandchildren, Caleb Seals and Ian Seals of Fountain Inn, Noah Crowe and Macie Crowe of Charleston and Dillon Smith and Audrey Smith of Union; two sisters, Nancy Broom and fiancée Max Lovelace of Great Falls and Katherine Roberson and husband Gary of Clover; two nieces, Vicki Ferguson and husband Jared and Stacy Johnson and husband Jon of Rock Hill; one nephew, Landon Johnson of Rock Hill; a cousin, Trina Vinson and a brother-in-law, Bob Wilkins and wife Brenda of Union. Mr. Broom was predeceased by a daughter, Tousha Smith.

Graveside memorial services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, February 19, 2016 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Samuel Crowe with Masonic Rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund or Debt Reduction Fund of Tabernacle Baptist Church, 915 S. Pinckney Street, Union, SC 29379 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 537 Long Point Rd., Suite 203, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-8281.

The family is at the home, 202 Hart Street, Union.
 

February 9, 2016

Frances Tucker Addison
Union, SC


Mrs. Frances Tucker Addison, age 92, of 421 Peach Orchard Rd., Union, widow of John G. Addison, Sr. passed away Monday, February 8, 2016.

Mrs. Addison was born in Union, SC on October 9, 1923 the daughter of the late Barksdale Tucker and Lillian Shirley Tucker.  She was a graduate of Union High School and a Charter Member of Morningside Baptist Church.  Mrs. Addison was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was predeceased by two sisters, Marie Kyzer and Vera Berry.

Surviving are a daughter Janice A. Wilson of Lexington, SC; a daughter-in-law, Janet Keasler Addison of Union; a son-in-law, Rev. Randall S. Derrick of Little Mountain, SC; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and special nieces, Carrie Davis, Shirley Berry, and Carolyn Stepp.  She was predeceased by three children, Frances Dale Nelson, John G. Addison, Jr., and Kathy A. Derrick.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Morningside Baptist Church conducted by the Dr. Aulbrey Calvert and Rev. Randall S. Derrick.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Greg Addison, Gene Berry, Don Kyzer, William Earl Sprouse, Gene Adams, and Wayne LaBounty.

Visitation will be held 1:00 until 2:00 pm Thursday afternoon prior to the service  at the Church.

The family would like to thank Caris Hospice, Dr. Balogun, Kelsey Stinson, Tina Johnson, Denisa Duncan, and all of Mrs. Addison’s Church Family.

Memorials may be made to Morningside Baptist Church Building Fund, 112 Bates Ave., Union, SC 29379 or to a charity of one’s choice.
 

February 8, 2016

Fred W. Cooksey, Jr.
Union, SC


Mr. Fred W. Cooksey, Jr., age 71, husband of Judy Shetley Cooksey, of 110 Bates Avenue Ext., Union, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Cooksey was born in Union, SC on January 1, 1945 a son of the late Fred William Cooksey, Sr. and Mary Craft Cooksey.  He was retired from Cone Mill and had been a volunteer Firemen for the City of Union Fire Department and the Monarch Fire Department.  Mr. Cooksey was a member of Ottaray Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Karen Kitchens of Union; a brother, Rickey Cooksey and wife Helen of Union; one son-in-law, Glenn Berry; one grandson, Michael Berry and wife Tara of Spartanburg; three granddaughters, Paige Cooksey, Mindy Berry, and Cassey Kitchens all of Union; and three great-grandchildren.  Mr. Cooksey was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Berry and a sister, Mary Crocker.

Funeral services will be held, 3:00 PM Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Ottaray Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Walter Holcombe.

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

Memorials may be made to Ottaray Baptist Church, PO Box 70, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 110 Bates Avenue Ext., Union, SC 29379.


Geraldine Hogan Burnette
Buffalo, SC


Ms. Geraldine Hogan Burnette, age 63, 272 Sweet Water Dr., Buffalo, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Ms. Burnette was born in Union, SC on May 31, 1952 a daughter of the late Willie Lee Hogan and Frances McDaniel Hogan.  She was formerly employed at Union Medical Center.  Ms. Burnette was of the Church of God faith.

Surviving are two sisters, Cynthia H. Cooke and husband Samuel and Angela Gail Hogan, all of Union; two nephews, Monty Lee Cooke and wife Tabitha and Jeffery Keith Cooke and wife Cherie all of Union; four great-nephews, Hunter Madison Cooke, Holden Patrick Cooke, Devin Keith Cooke, and Jeremy Adam Cooke; and one great niece, Katie Elizabeth Cooke.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Wayne Cooke.  Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Monty Cooke, Jeffery Cooke, Hunter Cooke, Eddie Smith, D.C. Smith and Gary West.

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

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

The family is at the home of her nephew, Monty and Tabitha Cooke, 203 Lakeview Heights, Union, SC 29379.


Hazel S. Suttles
Pacolet, S.C.


Mrs. Hazel Sprouse Suttles, age 83, of 7053 S. Pine St., Pacolet, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Suttles was born in Spartanburg Co., June 25, 1932, a daughter of the late Thomas Albert Sprouse and Mary Ivey Lee Sprouse. She was a graduate of Pacolet High School and was retired from the textile industry. Mrs. Suttles was a member of Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Suttles and fiancée Gary Roberson of Pacolet; three sons, Gene Suttles and wife Yvonne of Cross Hill, Randy Suttles and wife Barbara of Chesnee and Dennis Suttles and wife Kathy of Camp Croft, two sisters, Mary Sue Smith and husband Broadus of PA and Annette Erwin of Pacolet; one brothers, Tommy Sprouse of Spartanburg; thirteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Mrs. Suttles was predeceased by two brothers, Fred Sprouse and Floyd Sprouse.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel conducted by Rev. Kenneth Cash.  Burial will be at Pacolet Memorial Gardens.

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

Memorials may be made Spartanburg Regional Home Health, 120 Heywood Ave., Ste 300, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

The family will be at the home, 7053 S. Pine St., Pacolet.
 

February 6, 2016

James E. Jordan
Pacolet, SC


Mr. James E. “Jimmy” Jordan, age 73, of 244 Walker St., Pacolet, widower of Linda Shehan Jordan, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mr. Jordan was born in Union Co., January 25, 1943, a son of the late Eugene William Jordan and Elsie Ward Jordan.  He was a retired mechanic and a member of Morning Star Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Jamie L. Jordan of Pacolet; two brothers, Bill Jordan and wife Rosie of Dacusville and Dan Jordan and wife Mikki of Powdersville; a brother-in-law, Dean Shehan and wife Marion of Gaffney; special cousins, Tracy Taylor, Stacy Smith and Sonya Mode all of Spartanburg; special friends, Judi Jarvis of Marion, NC and Jeanette Buchanan of Pacolet and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, February 8, 2016 at Morningstar Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Andrew Carrigan and Rev. Jackie Carrigan. Burial will be at Pacolet Methodist Church Cemetery.

Members of the Men’s Sunday School Class of Morning Star Baptist are asked to serve as the active pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 until 2:00 PM Monday at the church prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Myelodysplastic Syndrome Research, 1010 E. North St., Greenville, SC  29601, or to Morning Star Baptist Church, 150 Old Spartanburg Hwy., Pacolet, SC 29372 or the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Dr., Spartanburg SC 29303.

The family will be at the home 244 Walker St., Pacolet.
 

February 5, 2016

Roy Lee Smith
Buffalo, SC


Mr. Roy Lee “Snake” Smith, age 88, husband of Peninnah Hopkins Smith, of Buffalo, passed away on February 4, 2016 at his home surrounded by family after a long illness.

Mr. Smith was born in Buffalo on December 23, 1927 a son of the late JB and Fannie Smith.  He served in the US Army, in the motor pool stationed in the Philippines and also qualified as a sharpshooter.  Mr. Smith worked in the textile, construction and pulpwood industries and was a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church. 

Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Kaye Smith of Buffalo, Linda Massey and husband Jeff of Boiling Springs, Betty Sue Ivey and husband Terry of Union, Patricia “Tish” Carry and husband Bill of Spartanburg; nine grandchildren, Kassie Thompson, Chad Medford and wife Charlene, Chris Medford and wife Brooke, Jessica Avery and husband TJ, Nic Massey, Jamie Ivey and wife Jan, Rocky Ivey and wife Erin, Billy Carry and James Carry; eleven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Thelma “Julie” Robinson. He was predeceased by four sisters, Mozelle Messer Bessie Kate Crisp, Kathleen Hopkins, and Minnie Turner and two brothers, Hollis Smith and James Smith.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Melvin Shelton.

Visitation will be held after the graveside services in the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

The family is at the home, 573 Sugar Creek Road, Buffalo, SC 29321.
 

February 4, 2016

Ronnie Elbert Knox
Union, SC


Mr. Ronnie Elbert Knox, age 74, husband of Revonda Walker Knox of 209 Spruce Street, Union, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Regional Hospice Home.

Mr.  Knox was born in Union, March 25, 1941, a son of the late John “Smiley” Knox and Sibbie Eaves Knox. He was a graduate of Union High School and was a retired self-employed paint contractor. Mr. Knox was a member of Trinity Baptist Church where he was a volunteer with the Channel of Blessings Food Pantry and was also a Shriner.

Surviving in addition to his wife of fifteen years are a son, Rodney Todd Knox of Florence; a daughter, Kristie Knox Weatherly (Jason) of Greenville; a step-daughter, Dana Silva of Shelby, NC; a step-son, Darren Newton (Kandace) of Shelby, NC; seven grandchildren: Dustin Hopkins, and Blaine, Ethan and Gavin Weatherly, Abbee Rea Newton, Parker Newton and Chase Gillis; three sisters, Sis Kerr, Mary Jo Baldwin and Linda Holland. Mr. Knox was predeceased by a son, Ronnie E. “Todd” Knox, Jr., three sisters, Rachel Lawson, Lona Mae Davis and Thelma Camby and three brothers, Bill Knox, Jack Knox and Dick Knox.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, February 6, 2016 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Neil Keisler. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

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

Memorials may be made to Channel of Blessings % Trinity Baptist Church, 309 Barnado Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 209 Spruce Street, Union.
 

February 1, 2016

Pearl S. Kirby
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Pearl Smith Kirby age 86, of 100 Hidden Hill Rd., Union, widow of Harold W. Kirby, Sr., passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at Heartland of Union.

Mrs. Kirby was born in Union, October 31, 1929. She was a 1947 graduate of Union High School and was Valedictorian of her class.  Mrs. Kirby retired as the Clerk of Court for Union Co. and had worked in that office for 36 years. She was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Harold Wilson Kirby, Jr. of the home and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Kirby was predeceased by a daughter, Virginia Elizabeth “Beth” Kirby.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Benny Green.  Visitation will be held after the services at the graveside.

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


Louis Revis Smith
Union, SC


Mrs. Louis Revis Smith, age 87, of Ellen Sagar Nursing Home, widow of Sam J. Smith passed away Monday, February 1, 2016.

Mrs. Smith was born in Union, SC on January 3, 1929 a daughter of the late Rev. L.D. Revis and Eula Pack Revis.  She was retired from Wallace Thomson Hospital where she worked in food services. Mrs. Smith was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are a son, Jerry H. Smith and wife Kathy of Union; a daughter Teresa S. Wilson and husband Jim of Union; two sisters, Doris Harrison and husband Jack of Spartanburg and Linda Carol Wilburn of Union; one brother, Harold Revis all of Union; six grandchildren, Scott Smith, Shane Smith, Brad Duckett, Bridgett Smith, Casey Smith, and Stacey Smith; six great-grandchildren, Katie, Saywer, Taylor, Raina, MaKayla and Devin Smith.  She was predeceased by two sons, J.L. Smith and Kent Smith; three brothers, Maxie Revis, Charles Revis, and Roy Revis; and one sister, Lavern Cavender.

Graveside services will be held 4:00 PM Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Mr. Jerry Gossett and Rev. Jeff Farmer.  The family will receive friends after the services.

The family is at the home of her daughter Teresa S. Wilson, 105 Chelsea Court, Union, SC 29379.


James A. Woods, Sr.
Union, S.C.


Mr. James Arthur “Jim” Woods, Sr., age 81, husband of Frances Roark Woods of 1707 Union Blvd., Union, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mr. Woods was born in Newberry, March 18, 1934, a son of the late James Booth Woods, Jr. and Maxie Hawkins Woods. He was a graduate of Union High School and attended North Greenville College.  He was a self-employed business man having retired as owner of Union Awning and Ornamental Iron. Mr. Woods was a faithful member of Hebron Baptist Church where he was a former Sunday School teacher, Choir member and Director and had served as Deacon.  Mr. Woods was a member of the Union Elks Lodge and was also a Hejaz Shriner, a member of the Union Masonic Lodge #75, Scottish Rite Bodies and York Rite Bodies.

He was a charter member of the Horseshoe Music House Band, the Buffalo Opry House Band and a member of the Band at Rick’s Place in Jonesville. Mr. Woods had taught numerous students guitar lessons sharing his love for music and his talents. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and special father-in-law.  He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Donna Woods of Batesburg and Lyda Cannon of Union; three sons, Randy Woods and wife Kathy and Kerry Woods and wife Marissa all of Buffalo, and Harry Woods and wife Kathy of Union; a very special friend, Brenda Williams; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Mr. Woods was predeceased by a son, Jim Woods, Jr., two sisters, Mollie W. Watford and Jean W. Meyers, two brothers, Clarence B. Woods and Donald H. Woods and two grandchildren.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and nurses of Ellen Sagar Nursing Home and Blue Ridge Hospice for their care of Mr. Woods during his illness.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Hebron Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brian Childers, Rev. Curt Bradford and Mr. Ted Baker.

The following are asked to serve as the honorary pallbearers, former and current band members, members of the Senior Adult Men’s Sunday School class, staff and nurses of Blue Ridge Hospice and Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

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

The family will be at the Buffalo Opry House, 118 Dana Tara Lane, Buffalo.

Memorials may be made to the Jim Woods, Sr., P.O. Box 293, Union, SC  29379.

 

 


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