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January 2015

January 31, 2015

Richard M. Morrison
Spartanburg & Union, SC


Mr. Richard “Rick” Miller Morrison, Jr., age 69, husband of Mary Ann Lawson Morrison went to be with the Lord Friday, January 30, 2015 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Morrison was born June 24, 1945 a son of the late Richard “Dick” Miller Morrison, S.R. and Catherine Garner Morrison. He was a graduate of USC Spartanburg, a member of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg and attended Mt. Joy Baptist Church. Mr. Morrison was a retired commercial account representative of Advance Auto and was in the US Army having served with the Special Forces in Vietnam.  He was a member of the South Carolina Football officials association with district 2 where he refereed for 28 years, and he was both member and racer in the Vintage Drivers Club of America.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons: John Morrison and wife Donna Marie of Columbia and Mike Morrison and wife Debbie of Lyman; four grandchildren who were his heart: Cody Morrison, Dylan Morrison and Lance Morrison all of Lyman and Megan Morrison of Columbia; a sister: Kay M. Hines and husband Lynn of Inman and a brother-in-law: Sidney Lawson of Union. Mr. Morrison was predeceased by a brother: Drew Morrison.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Mt. Joy Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Alan West. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers will be Sidney Lawson, William Jolly, John “Cowboy” Bobo, James Bright, Jeffrey Brig, David Kessinger and George Goings.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home.

The family is at their respective homes.

Ralph S. “Red” Pettie
Union, SC


Mr. Ralph S. “Red” Pettie, age 72, of 1103 Arthur Blvd., Union, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended battle with cancer.

Mr. Pettie was born October 13, 1942, in Thomasville, NC, a son of the late John Wesley Pettie and Anne Bell Crocker Pettie. Mr. Pettie was of the Baptist faith and was a graduate of Union High School. He retired from the United Merchants-Buffalo Plant, and worked for Union County Schools, Union County stadium and Union County Fair. Mr.  Pettie was a lifetime honorary Mason with Union lodge # 75 and a Hejaz Shriner.

Surviving are two sons: Jonathan Scott Pettie and wife Amy of Union, Stephen Pettie of Gaffney; a step-son: Jeffery Bolin and wife Lisa of Columbia; six grandchildren: Talon Pettie, Trindy Gardin, Stephen Pettie, Jr., Brittney Pettie, Bryson Conner and Jason Conner; two great-grandchildren; and two special friends: Estelle Pettie and Nellie Lutz.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Ron Gaddy. Burial will follow with Masonic Rites at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active Pallbearers will be Ronnie Wade, Elbert Wood, Kevin Fowler, Harold Lawson, Roger Wade and Joe Schultz.

The family will receive friends from 12:45 until 1:45 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 1261 Duncan Bypass, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at his home, 1103 Arthur Blvd., Union.

Pamela M. Gwinn
Union, SC


Ms. Pamela Maria Gwinn, age 42, of 32 Harbor Dr., Greenville, SC. 29611 passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 at her home.

Ms. Gwinn was born December 7, 1972 in Union, SC., a daughter of James R. Gwinn of Wilmington, NC and Gregg B. and Pamela Burgess Currin of Greenville.  

She was a graduate of Union High School and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two sons: Gavin Christopher Henderson of the home, and James Michael Osborn of Clinton; a daughter: Katherine Maria Osborn of Clinton; a sister: Cynthia Gwinn and a Step-sister: Ashley Currin Mumma; and her grandmother Annis Burgess of Union. Ms. Gwinn was predeceased by her grandparents: Oren Burgess, S.R. and Donald and Kitty Gwinn.

Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 PM Monday, February 2, 2014 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home chapel conducted by the Rev. Jimmie Farmer.

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

January 30, 2015

William Robert “Bill” Watts, Jr.
Union, SC


William Robert (Bill) Watts, Jr., was born April 25, 1951, in Union, S.C., and passed away on January 26, 2015, in Clinton Township, MI. after a brief illness.

Bill was the son of William Robert (Bob) Watts, Sr., and Kathryn Ault Watts of Union. Maternal grandparents were the late Lawrence Carroll Ault and Irene Payne Ault of New Tazewell, TN. Paternal grandparents were the late Eugene Augustus Watts, Sr. and Effie Luttrell Watts of Union.

A 1969 graduate of Union High School, where he was a member of the Yellow Jackets football team, Bill continued his education at Clemson University, graduating in 1986, with a B.S. degree. He was employed as an electrical engineer for General Motors in Detroit for 18 years. Prior to that, Bill was a sound technician for Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock, the Eagles and other professional musical groups and traveled around the world twice. He was also a member of the Army National Reserve.

Bill is survived by his wife Kathy Bledsoe Watts of Clinton Township, a sister and her husband, Judy Watts Breckenridge and Dr. Rufus Breckenridge of Greeneville, TN, and a brother Jim Watts and his wife, Pam, of Purcellville, VA. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Suzanne Breckenridge Tremaine and husband Dustin of Kingsport, TN; Audra Breckenridge Butler and husband Scott of Luckey, OH; Caroline Breckenridge Soper and husband Jason of Daniel Island, SC, Judith Breckenridge of Greeneville, TN.; Baker Watts of Greenville, SC, and Ethan, Abby and Lauren Watts of Purcellville, VA; as well as great-nephews Jack and Cole Tremaine; Dominic and August Butler and Jacob Soper.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and a brother, Charles David Watts all of Union. He was baptized at an early age and was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be held at Holcombe’s Funeral Home in Union, on Friday, February 6, 2015, from 7-9 p.m., with a memorial service to follow on February 7 at 11 o’clock a.m. at Rosemont Cemetery in Union. The family will be at the home, 106 Woodlawn Avenue, in Union.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society; P.O. Box 2278; Oklahoma City, OK; 73123-1718.

January 28, 2015

Stanley H. Hawkins
Union, SC


Mr. Stanley Horace Hawkins, age 62 of 409 Sims Ave., widower of Betty B. Hawkins passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Hawkins was born in Union, July 8, 1952 a son of the late Horace Elmer Hawkins and Mildred Aileen Leonhardt Hawkins.  He was a graduate of Union High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Hawkins was retired from Cone Mill, Carlisle Plant and was a veteran of the US Army.  He was a member of Brown’s Creek Baptist Church and the American Legion.

Surviving are a daughter, Jill Hawkins; a son, Brett Hawkins; two step-daughters, Sherry White and husband Rodney and Amanda Holt; a step-son, Ricky J. Brawley; a brother, David L. Hawkins and a grandson, Joey Sanders.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, January 30, 2015 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. John Lee.

Memorials may be made to the Stanley Hawkins Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC  29379. 

January 26, 2015

Grady L. Tucker, Sr.
Buffalo, SC


Mr. Grady Lee Tucker, Sr., age 79, of 2450 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Tucker was born in Union Co., June 18, 1935, a son of the late Berry and Janie Sherbert Tucker. He was retired from Spartan Mills, Rosemont Plant and also had worked with Torrington Co., O’Reilly Auto Parts and Advanced Auto Parts.  Mr. Grady was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church where he was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class.  He was an avid music lover who frequently attended the Opry House in Buffalo and other local music events.  He also enjoyed participating with the Buffalo Senior Citizens Group.

Surviving are two sons, Grady Lee Tucker, Jr. and wife Patricia of Pauline, and Benjamin Gerald Tucker, Sr. and special friend, Frona Phillips of Buffalo; a sister, Gladys Lawson of Buffalo; a brother, Rev. Garner Tucker of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Amanda Tucker of Roebuck, Jeffrey Lee Tucker and Benjamin Gerald Tucker, Jr. both of Buffalo; and four great-grandchildren; Taegan Bishop, Aubrie Tucker, Emilee Tucker and Quinn Tucker. Mr. Tucker was predeceased by a granddaughter, Shannon Elizabeth Tucker.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Melvin Shelton and Rev. Buddy Hogan. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Raymond Lawson, Dallas Miller, Stanley Lawson, Neil Gregory, Joe Erwin and Eric Haney.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 until 3:00 PM Tuesday at the church prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family will be at the home of his grandson, 2470 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo.

January 25, 2015

John R. Putnam, Jr.
Buffalo, SC


Mr. John R. “J.R.” “Putt” Putnam, Jr., age 79 of 246 Haywood St., Buffalo, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Putnam was born in Buffalo, August 2, 1935, a son of the late John R. Putnam, Sr. and Pearl Meadows Putnam. He worked with United Merchants, both Buffalo Mill and Union Mill and upon their closing, he returned to Union High School and graduated in 1995.  Mr. Putnam had also worked with Greenleaf in Union.  He was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church and had served as Captain of the Buffalo Fire Dept. and served with the Minute Men Rescue Team. 

Throughout his life, Mr. Putnam was active in local sports, especially softball. He played with the Buffalo Mill Team, West Springs and Asbury Textile Teams along with numerous other teams.  He served as president of the Union County Umpire Association and he coached the Union County American Legion Team, Little League and Dixie Youth Teams.  For many years, Mr. Putnam was an official with the Spartanburg ASA Umpire Association and the S.C. High School Association.  He was also an avid Gamecock fan.

Surviving are a daughter, Melissa Putnam Clark and special companion David Paige of Union; a son, John R. “Putt” Putnam, III of Myrtle Beach; a sister, Wanda P. Holcombe of Buffalo and his life companion of 37 years, Catherine Smith of Union.  Mr. Putnam is also survived by two grandson, Christopher and Andrew Clark; and other children and grandchildren, Cathy and James Poole, Sammy and Rhonda Smith, Erica Haney, Matthew Haney, Katie Poole, Trey and Ivey Smith, Holly S. Walker, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Merle Price and two brothers, Richard Putnam and Raymond Putnam.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Lynn Ford, Rev. Dr. Tim Driggers, and Rev. Jim Spencer. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Mitchell Moss, Jonathan Moss, Shaun Moss, Mike Nance, Dale Robinson, and Kevin Addis.

The following are asked to serve as the honorary escort; Ben Smith, Hugh Sanders, Phillip Arnold, Kent Harvey, Peggy Deaton, Deacons and former Deacons of Buffalo Baptist Church, members of the Union County Umpire Association, the S.C. High School Association, and the Spartanburg ASA Umpire Association.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 9:00 PM Monday, January 26, 2015 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 462, Buffalo, SC  29321.

The family will be at the home, 246 Haywood St., Buffalo.

January 24, 2015

Marie Busbee
Union, SC


Mrs. Pearl Marie Queen Busbee, age 81, of 565 Sardis Rd., Union, widow of Julius Charles Busbee, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Busbee was born in Buffalo, February 24, 1933, a daughter of the late Johnny and Sally Fannon Queen.  She retired from Harry From department store and was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Mrs. Busbee was first married to the late Charlie M. Deputy.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are a son, Charlie M. Deputy, Jr. and wife Marichu of Union; three daughters, Rose Marie Deputy of the home, Cathy D. Tessnier and husband Danny of Pacolet and Jean B. Cornelison and husband Roy, Jr. of Union; other loving daughters are, Loren Bevis, Patsy Willard and Beth Walker all of Union; eight grandchildren, April Marie Nichols and husband Bobby, Angel C. Sanders and husband Robert, Danny Tessnier, Jr. and wife Jada, Kevin Lee Tessnier and wife Kimrey, Trey Cornelison and wife Laura, Charlie M. Deputy, III, Arielle Deputy and Alexys Deputy; and nine great-grandchildren, R.J. and Jason Sanders, Bobby Ray and Allison Marie Nichols, K.J. Tessnier, Gaines Tessnier, Kaitlyn and Addison Cornelison and Landon Johnson.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, January 26, 2015 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Wayne Cooke. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons, Danny Tessnier, Jr., Kevin Lee Tessnier, Trey Cornelison, Charlie Deputy, III, Bobby Nichols and Robert Sanders.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Sunday evening at the funeral home.

The family will be at the home, 565 Sardis Rd., Union.

Grace H. Parkins
Union, SC


Mrs. Grace Humphries Parkins, age 72, of 1402 Peach Orchard Rd., Union, widow of Frankin D. Parkins, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

Mrs. Parkins was born in Shelby, NC, August 4, 1942 a daughter of the late Willie Lee Humphries and Vernie Odessa Horne Humphries.  She was formerly employed with Conso Products and had also worked at Ellen Sagar Nusing Home.  Mrs. Parkins was a member of Calvary Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Audrey P. Tidwell and husband Lewis of West Columbia; a son, Franklin D. “Dale” Parkins, II of the home; two sisters, Carolyn H. McAbee and Patricia H. McAbee; three brothers, Tommy Humphries, Doug Humphries and Jimmy Humphries all of Union; a granddaughter, Brianna Jade Parkins, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Parkins was predeceased by an infant son, Jerry Reed Parkins, a sister, Melva Faye Lawson and a brother, Dennis Humphries.

A memorial graveside service will be held 3:30PM Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery by Kevin Mace.  The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace H. Parkins Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at their respective homes.

January 23, 2015

Sara Eugenia Fowler
Charleston, SC


Sara Eugenia “Jeanne” Fowler, age 89 of 2 Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, S.C. passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Roper Hospital.

Ms. Fowler was born in Lockhart, October 13, 1925, a daughter of the late William Winfield Fowler, Sr. and Inez Smith Fowler.  She was a graduate of Lockhart High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College in 1946.  She retired after 44 years teaching from the Charleston Co. School District where she taught 2nd grade at Orange Grove Elementary School. Ms. Fowler also taught in Georgetown and Rock Hill. She was a member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church where she was a former member of the choir and a devoted member of the Lupo Sunday School class.        Ms. Fowler volunteered with the Historic Charleston Foundation, the Charleston Museum and as a Docet at the Historic Joseph Manigault Home.  She also served as an usher for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League. 

Ms. Fowler was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by two nieces, Billie Jeanne Fowler and Mary Ann Fowler Sweeney both of North Carolina and numerous generations of cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, William Winfield “Bill” Fowler, Jr. and Bill’s wife Betty Fowler.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Donna Eidson.  Visitation will be held from 12:00 until 1:45 PM at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, 310 W. South St., Union, SC  29379.

Active pallbearers will be Sammy Smith, Kevin Smith, Legare Johnson, Wilbur Smith and Ryan Bean.

A memorial service will be held 5:00 PM, Friday, February 6, 2015 at the John Wesley United Methodist Church in Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John Wesley United Methodist Church, Music Ministry, 626 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC  29407.

Dean Gallman
Union, SC


Mr. Dean Gallman, age 82, husband of Betty Jo Farr Gallman of 1255 Kelly Road, Union, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Gallman was born in Union, SC on October 24, 1932 a son of the late Oetzel Gallman and Cleo Adams Gallman.  He was retired from Milliken & Company – Monarch Plant and was a self-employed auto mechanic.  Mr. Gallman was a lifetime member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities and loved singing in the choir. He had previously served in the South Carolina National Guard.  Mr. Gallman was a member of the Mt. Joy Masonic Lodge.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Joan Ponder of Union; a son, David Gallman and wife Julie of Union; a sister, Della Gibbs and husband Sonny of Union; five grandchildren, Angela Fowler and husband Donnie, Chad Ponder and wife Sherie, Phillip Gallman, Rebecca Gallman, and Caroline Gallman; five great-grandchildren, Robert Fowler, Amanda Woods, Kinsley Gallman, Logan Ponder, and Nick Ponder; two great-grandchildren, Gianna Fowler and Gavin Woods.  He was predeceased by two sons, Michael Gallman and Gerald Gallman and one brother, Leroy Gallman.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, January 26, 2015 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Glenn Ribelin, Rev. J. Christopher Greene and Rev. Carl Harris  Burial will follow in the Gallman Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Tony Farr, Jason Bishop, Johnston Lee, Landon Williams, Bill Hovis, and David Faucette.  The following are asked to form the honorary escort, Earl Pridemore, Willie Shetley, Dudley Adams, Benny Sanders, Charles Schoenfeldt, Billy Gallman, Joe Guiliano, and the A.G. Carter Sunday School Class.

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

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 1255 Kelly Road, Union.

January 22, 2015

Lois Adams Garner
Union, SC


Mrs. Lois Adams Garner, age 66, wife of Ned Wayne Garner of 194 Garner Road, Union, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at her home.

Mrs. Garner was born in Kelton, SC on January 8, 1949 a daughter of the late James Earl Adams and Elsie Skoog Adams.  She was a graduate of Jonesville High School and attended Gardner-Webb College.  A former truck and bus driver, Mrs. Garner was retired as plant manager of Mac Shore Classics and had previously operated her own residential cleaning service. She was a member of Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are, two sons, Brian Richard Lawson and Erik Wesley Lawson both of Jonesville; a step-son, James Garner and wife Megan of Union; six grandchildren, Tyler Lawson, Brittani Lawson, Tabitha Lawson, Savanna Lawson, Samuel Lawson, and Erika Lawson; three step-grandchildren, Riley Garner, Brandon Garner, and Bronson Garner; two sisters, Jenny Adams and Deborah Crisp both of Jonesville; two brothers, Richard Adams and wife Shirley of Jonesville and Talmadge Adams and wife Debra of Union; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Garner of Spartanburg and Beth Adams of Jonesville.  Mrs. Garner was predeceased by a sister, Linda Kinsey, two brothers, Oscar Adams and Michael Adams.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Glenn Ribelin.  Burial will follow at Porter Gallman Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be, Danny Little, James Garner, Kenneth Adams, Marshall Adams, Randy Fox, Dennis Fowler, Ken Adams, Jr., and Drew Adams.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church, C/O United Methodist Women, PO Box 611, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her sister, Deborah Crisp, 279 Pea Ridge Hwy, Jonesville, SC 29353.

January 21, 2015

Geraldine Sanders Thomas
Union, SC


Mrs. Geraldine Sanders Thomas, age 81 of 309 Gage Avenue, Union, widow of Charles Thomas, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Thomas was born in Union, SC January 2, 1934, a daughter of the late William K. Sanders and Lonnie Frost Sanders. She was a homemaker and member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Jo Anne T. Millwood and husband James Edward “Monk”; a son, Billy Thomas all of Buffalo; four grandchildren: James Edward “Eddie” Millwood, Jr. of Buffalo, Nikki Silvey, April Trammel both of Union and Angela Thomas of Taylors and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Robert Chapman, Rev. Tommy McManus and Rev. Wayne Cooke.

Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Geraldine S. Thomas Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at their respective homes.

January 20, 2015

Hattie Welch Copeland
Union, SC


Mrs. Hattie Welch Copeland, age 89 of 118 Brookside Drive Union, widow of Kenneth E. Copeland, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at her home.

Mrs. Copeland was born in Richard, TN, March 6, 1925, a daughter of the late Mitchel Beverly Welch and Emma Nicholson Welch. After the death of her mother at an early age, Mrs. Copeland was raised in the home of her aunt Mary Nicholson Chalk. She was a 1948 graduate of Baptist Hospital in Columbia and was a retired registered nurse with Wallace Thomson Hospital and also retired in 2001 from Oakmont Nursing Home. Mrs. Copeland was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she was a member of Tommie Vaughan Sunday School Class.

Surviving are two daughters: Lynn Copeland of Union and Helen C. Carter and husband Billy of Lexington; a brother-in-law, Larry Copeland and wife Nell of Greer; a niece, Sandy Chalk Martin and husband Roger of Gaffney and a nephew, James Chalk and wife Susan of Centerville, VA, and her loyal caregiver, Yvonne Coleman. Mrs. Copeland was predeceased by three brothers, M.B. Welch, Fay Chalk and Wilbur Chalk and an aunt, Ethel Brown.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, January 17, 2014 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Chapman and Dr. Tom Young.  Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be George Faucett, Don Ray Shetley, Dr. Jeffrey Craft, Robert Cody, Ned Arthur, Gene Lipsey, Kyle Lipsey and Jerry Kingsmore.

The following are asked to sit in a group: Lynn McMillian, Scott and Melanie Barnett, Bill and Lou Ann Hickson, Pat Long, Benji and Becky Reynolds, Tommy and Donna Anthony, Pearl Fallaw, Dot Nichols, Marie Smith, Carol Vinson, Nancy Faucett, Elwood Eason, Jeanne Elliott and members of the Tommie Vaughan Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 until 10:45 AM Saturday at the church prior to the services. After the committal services at the cemetery, a reception will be held at the Tabernacle Baptist Social Hall.

Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Missions Funds, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, SC 29379 or to the Union Co. Health Care Foundation, P.O. Box 156, Union, SC  29379 or to a charity of one’s choice.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Lynn Copeland, 114 Crestview Dr., Union.

January 18, 2015

James Marvin Heatherly
Jonesville SC


Mr. James Marvin Heatherly, age 80, of 195 Bethany Church Rd., Jonesville, widower of Kaye Heatherly, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Hospice House of Laurens County.

Mr. Heatherly was born in Union, SC on July 25, 1934 a son of Ruby Lorene Gist Heatherly Howell of Jonesville and the late James B. Heatherly.  He was a graduate of Union High School.  Mr. Heatherly was retired from the United States Air Force after twenty-three years.  Following his retirement he worked as and retired as a self-employed contractor.  He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church where he had served as a member Board of Trustees on the Official Board and had been Chairman of the Dinner Committee.  Mr. Heatherly was also a member of the Union Civitan Club and actively supported Union County Relay for Life.  He enjoyed traveling not only as his career but also as one of his hobbies and pleasures.

Surviving in addition to his mother, Ruby Howell are his step-father, William H. “Bill” Howell, both of Jonesville; a brother, Floyd “Stump” Heatherly and wife Linda, of Jonesville; a very special friend and loving companion, Marlene Fowler Proctor of Union; a niece, Carol S. Whitener and husband Allan and daughter, Kristen all of Union; a nephew, Billy Scales and wife Michelle and daughter Savannah all of Union; and a special friend, Carl Allen of Jonesville.  He was predeceased by a sister, Betty H. Scales and her husband Willie Scales.

Funeral services with full Military Honors will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Union Memorial Gardens Mausoleum conducted by the Rev. Glenn Ribelin and Rev. Dale Welch.  Visitation will follow the committal service.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Sound System Fund, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at his home 195 Bethany Road, Jonesville, SC 29353 and at the home of his brother, Floyd and Linda Heatherly, 542 Pea Ridge Hwy, Jonesville, SC 29353.

January 15, 2015

Robert Charles LaMore
Jonesville, SC


Mr. Robert Charles ”Bob” LaMore, age 78, husband of Mabel Helms LaMore of 189 Whitlock Lake Rd., Jonesville, SC passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. LaMore was born in Parishville, NY June 2, 1936, a son of the late William Angus LaMore and Josephine Angeline Jock LaMore. He was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. LaMore was a Veteran of the US Air Force.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters: Sandra Lee Rhoden of Jonesville, Josephine Adaline Lanier and husband William and Jennie Anne Vanae0lst all of Sarasota, FL; a son, William Bernard LaMore and wife Tammy Lynn of Jonesville; a step-daughter, Donna Wines of Lake Mary, FL; two step-sons: Larry Wayne Kelly of Jonesville, and J.R. Kelly of Bradenton, FL and twenty-five grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Mr. LaMore was predeceased by two step-sons, Bobby Gene Helms and Mark Anthony Kelly.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 1:00-5:00 PM Saturday at the home, 189 Whitlock Lake Rd., Jonesville conducted by Rev. Dwayne Rueter.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Friday evening at the Hillside Baptist Church.

Memorials may be to Hillside Baptist Church, 102 Ingle Avenue, Union, SC 29379.

January 14, 2015

Wayne Morris
Union, SC


Mr. Wayne Morris age 72, husband of Sharon Moss Morris of 313 Catawba St., Union, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mr. Morris was born in Union, February 10, 1942, a son of the late Boyce “Bo” Morris and Inez Knox Howell and step-son of the late J.W. Howell.  Mr. Morris was retired from Torrington Co., and also retired as regional manager for the Spartanburg Herald Journal.  He was a graduate of Union High School and a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Beverly Morris, Susan Waller, Sheri Nash all of Union and Jolene Parris and husband Buddy of Pacolet; two sons, Michael Maness of Union and Keith Maness of Winston Salem, NC; a sister, Patricia Cato of Spartanburg and a brother, Larry Morris of Union; grandchildren, Shon Morris, Adam McDade, Daniel McDade, Stephen McDade, Joshua Johnson, John Dylan Maness, Jarrod Maness, Andrea Nash, Christina Maness and Michelle Maness; great-grandchildren, Kaydie McDade, Christian McDade, Emma McDade, and Nolan Pauley. Mr. Morris is also survived by his loving pet dog Willie and is predeceased by his beloved dog, Poo.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, January 16, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Chapel conducted by Rev. Rick Pendleton. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Adam McDade, Daniel McDade, Stephen McDade, John Dylan Maness, Joshua Johnson and Zane Morris.

The following are asked to serve as the honorary pallbearers, members of Mr. Morris’ Sunday School Class, Ben Wages, Tommy Knox, Roger Knox, Ken Fowler, Harold Fowler, and Bruce Morris.

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

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 405 E. Main St., Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home, 313 Catawba St., Union.

January 13, 2015

Sarah O. Harris
Union, SC


Mrs. Sarah Ochiltree Harris, age 70, wife of Joseph Harris of 1518 Peach Orchard Rd., Union, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville.

Mrs. Harris was born in Union, February 15, 1944, a daughter of the late Edward Hayes Ochiltree and Willie Frances Chalk Ochiltree. She was retired from Torrington Co., and was of the Methodist faith. Mrs. Harris was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 54 years is a son, Joey D. Harris and wife Mary; two daughters, Donna H. Ford and husband Roger and Leigh Anne Harris all of Union; one brother, Mack Ochiltree and wife Charlotte of Buffalo; six grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Harris was predeceased by a sister, Ginger O. Parkins, and two brothers, Larry Ochiltree and Clarence Ochiltree.

Memorials services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Glenn Ribelin. Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:00 PM Thursday in the chapel prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Rd., Union, SC 29379 or to the Union Co. Humane Society, 218 N. Pinckney St., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 1518 Peach Orchard Rd., Union.

January 12, 2015

Linda Ann Warren
Lockhart, SC


Ms. Linda Ann “Hooch” Warren, age 73 of 308 S. 3rd St., Lockhart, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Warren was born in Lockhart, September 10, 1941 a daughter of the late Curtis Lee Warren and Erlene Roberts Warren. She was a graduate of Lockhart High School and retired from Duke Power Co.  Ms. Warren also held several other jobs within the community.  She was an active member of Lockhart United Methodist Church where she served as a Layperson. She had coached Dixie Youth Baseball, was a contributing columnist for the Union County News and was an avid animal lover.

Surviving are a brother, Allen Warren of Lockhart; a niece, Melanie W. McKee and husband Dustin; a nephew, Jacob Allen Warren; special friends, Donna Sneddon and husband, Jerry of Lockhart, and Steve P. Harrison and his children, Elizabeth Harrison and Steven Harrison, and grandchild, Hadley Harrison of Walterboro. Ms. Warren was also survived by numerous cousins and many friends.  She was predeceased by her best friend, Polly Warren and a niece, Robin S. Harrison.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Lockhart United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Donna Eidson, Rev. Alan Quarles and Rev. Merritt Wentz. Burial will be at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chester.

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

Memorials may be made to the Lockhart United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Lockhart, SC  29364 or to the Union Co. Humane Society, 218 N. Pinckney St., Union, SC  29379.

January 11, 2015

Wanda S. Mitchell
Union, SC


Mrs. Wanda Smith Mitchell age 87, of 123 Pineview Rd., Union, passed away Saturday, January10, 2015 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Mitchell was born in Delrio, TN, April 3, 1927, a daughter of the late Elmer and Leona Leatherwood Smith.  She was retired from Milliken Co., Monarch Plant and was a member of the Union Church of Christ.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda Brock of the home; two sons, Arthur Turner and wife Susan of Woodruff and John Turner and wife Cheryl of Enoree; two brothers, three sisters, nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Mitchell was predeceased by a son, Sam Turner.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Union Church of Christ conducted by Brother Curtis Gilbert.            

Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens. 


Mrs. Mitchell’s grandsons will serve at the active pallbearers.

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

Memorials may be made to the Union Church of Christ, 704 N. Duncan ByPass, Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home, 123 Pineview Rd., Union.

Harry W. Burgess
Union, SC


Mr. Harry Wilson Burgess, age 72, of Union, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Burgess was born in Union, February 9, 1942, a son of the late Woodrow Wilson Burgess and Bertha McCall Burgess. He was retired from Conso Products and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.  Mr. Burgess loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman.

Surviving are a sister, Carolyn Turner and special friend, Bruce Sanders; a twin brother, Larry Burgess and wife Jean; and Mr. Burgess’ fiancée, Doris Dover all of Union. Mr. Burgess is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Brenda B. Coker.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at New Hope Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Johnny Burgess. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Larry Burgess, Jr., Ray Burgess, Eric Turner, Benji Keisler, Harold Pharr and Joe Wade.

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

Memorials may be made to the Harry W. Burgess Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home of his niece, Kelley and Benji Keisler, 113 Wardlaw St., Union.

January 9, 2015

Hazel Mae Fowler
Harrison D. Fowler
Union, SC


Mr. Harrison David “Sonny” Fowler and his wife of 67 years, Mrs. Hazel Mae Deal Fowler passed away within 48 hours of each other, January 9, 2015 and January 8, 2015 respectively.  They made their home on Ponderosa Dr. in Union.

Mrs. Fowler age 92, passed away Thursday at Wallace Thomson Hospital. She was born in Cowpens, SC, February 1, 1922, a daughter of the late Frank Cookson and Hazel Mae Davis Cookson. She was retired from Milliken and Co. Lockhart Plant and was a member of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class.  Mrs. Fowler was lovingly known as “Granny”.  She is survived by a brother, Bud Cookson of Union and a sister, Gayle Turner of Lockhart. She was predeceased by six siblings. 

Mr. Fowler age 90, passed away Friday, at Ellen Sagar Nusing Home. He was born in Kelton, SC, October 4, 1924, a son of the late James David Fowler and Amanda Jones Fowler. He was retired from Milliken and Co. and was a member of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church where he had served as Church Treasurer for 53 years. Mr. Fowler was a mason and was lovingly known as “Paw-Paw”.  He is survived by a sister, Mabel F. Hyder of Union. Mr. Fowler was predeceased by five siblings.

They are survived by their only son, Tommy Fowler and wife Sara Jane; their grandson, Brian Fowler and wife Amanda; three great-grandchildren, Jackson, Maggie and Hudson Fowler and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for the Fowlers will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brian Bishop and Rev. Delos Blanton.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:00 PM Sunday at the church prior to the services. Burial will be at Lockhart Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Matthew DeHart, Brian Fowler, Jackson Fowler, Jeff Hyder, Billy DeHart, Jason Childers, Scott Vlock and Bruce Miller.

Memorials may be made to the Riverside Boy’s Ministry, c/o Arnold Childers, 309 Estes Rd., Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home of their grandson, Brian and Amanda Fowler, 216 Ponderosa Dr., Union.

January 7, 2015

David Reed Tran
Raleigh, NC


David Reed Tran, 52, of Raleigh passed away peacefully Monday December 29, 2014 at Transitions LifeCare (formally Hospice of Wake County) after a short courageous battle with cancer.

Dave was born in Washington, D. C. and lived most of his life in Raleigh.  A graduate of Millbrook High School he had been employed by the State of North Carolina and the United Way of the Triangle.

He was preceded in death by his father David J. Tran of Silver Springs, MD and mother Amy Garner Tran of Union, S.C.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Union Memorial Gardens in Union, South Carolina. Rev. Brian Childers of Hebron Baptist Church will conduct the ceremony.

A special thank you to the staff at Transitions LifeCare for the loving care they provided Dave during his time of need.

Alice Gertrude Gregory Atkinson
Lawrenceville, GA


Mrs. Alice Gertrude Gregory Atkinson, age 93, widow of Herbert Atkinson passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Gwinnett Extended Care, Lawrenceville, GA.

Mrs. Atkinson was born in Saluda, SC December 3, 1921, a daughter of the late Willie Price and Virginia Carroll Price. She was a retired textile worker, a member of Calvary Assembly of God and was first married to the late David E. Gregory.

Surviving are three daughters: Alice V. Odom  of Lawrenceville, GA, Bernice E. Mann of Pacolet and Myrtis V. Owen of Carnesville, GA; four sons: William D. Gregory of Pacolet, Walter E. Gregory of Gaffney, Mike F. Gregory of Pacolet and Jimmy D. Gregory of Cranford, New Jersey and  numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Atkinson was predeceased by a son, Roger Clark Gregory.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, January 10, 2015 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel by Rev. Dennis R. Burger. Burial will be in Pinelawn Memorial Gardens, Clinton, SC. The family will receive friends from 11:00AM-1:00 PM Saturday in the chapel prior to the service.

Donald W. Cohen
Union, SC


Mr. Donald Walker Cohen, age 84, husband of June Riggs Cohen of 802 W. Main St., Union, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Cohen was born in Union, March 31, 1930, a son of the late William “Will” Cohen and Katherine Kelley Cohen. He was a graduate of Union High School and received a Bachelors degree from North Greenville College, where he also played football. Mr. Cohen was retired from United Merchants and the State of South Carolina as a Food Service Supervisor.  He was retired from the South Carolina National Guard.  Mr. Cohen was a member of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church where he held several positions and was a member of the W.S. Whitener Sunday School Class.  He had previously been a South Carolina Football Official and a member of the Jaycees. 

Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son, Donald Edward Cohen and wife Kristal of Knoxville, TN; a daughter-in-law, Tammy Cohen of Chattanooga, TN; a sister-in-law, Peggy Lyons; five granddaughters, Jennifer Lancaster, Ana Shorey, Ansley Cohen, Caroline Cohen, and Kaylin Cohen; two great-granddaughters, Kennedy Shorey and Abby Lancaster; and a great-grandson, Michael Lancaster.  He was predeceased by a son, Johnny Walker Cohen and twelve brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM at Duncan Acres United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Merritt Wentz.  Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery. 

Active pallbearers will be Perry Haney, Michael Cohen, Franklin Pridemore, Edward Riggs, Travis Robbins, Benji Humphries, Bryan Shaver and Stephen Haney.

The following are asked to assemble at the church at 1:45 PM Friday to form the honorary escort, members of the W.S. Whitener Sunday School Class, Chris Velie, Robert Stepp, Jimmy Cheek, Dillion Blackwell, Ronnie Lawson, Charlie and Shirley Vaughan, Cindy Hulon, Ace Comer, Bob Gist, Dr. Robert Yanetti, Dr. Henry Jordan, Dr. Robert Wentz and Randall Liner

Visitation will be held 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday evening at Duncan Acres United Methodist Church.

The family is at the home, 802 W. Main Street, Union, SC 29379.

Larry Hugh Duncan
Spartanburg, SC


Mr. Larry Hugh Duncan, age 73, of 203 Milan St., Spartanburg, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Duncan was born in Spartanburg, May 24, 1941 a son of the late Ralph Hugh Duncan and Helen Malone Duncan.  He was a graduate of Spartanburg High School.  Mr. Duncan was employed with G4S Security Company and was a security guard at BASF Chemicals.

Surviving are a son Mike Duncan of the home; a daughter Connie Duncan Moss and husband Robin of Boiling Springs; a grandson Joel Moss and wife Sarah of Greenville; and a stepson Johnny “Bo” Childers and wife Barbara of Union.  He was predeceased by his life-long companion Mary Lee.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Rosemont Cemetery conducted by Rev. Joel Moss.

Visitation will be held from 1:45 until 2:45 PM at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home Thursday, prior to the graveside services.

The family is at the home, 203 Milan St., Spartanburg, SC.

Harold Dean Davis
Union, SC


Mr. Harold Dean Davis, age 74, husband of Alice Faye Harris Davis, of 127 Seigler Road, Union, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Davis was born in Union, SC on January 13, 1940 a son of the late Jesse Ben Davis and Lettie Ozella Bowling Davis.  He was retired from Torrington Company.  Mr. Davis was also retired after 22 years from the South Carolina National Guard.  He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Stacy Davis Hartley and husband Eric of Union; a son, Brian K. Davis of Union; a sister, Brenda Davis Lanier and husband Grady of Jonesville; and a brother Bobby Joe Davis and wife Donna of Jonesville; five grandchildren: Erica Skylar Hartley and Fiancée Eric Sprouse, Lindsey Hartley Dillinger and husband Justin Dillinger, Amber Breann Hartley, Salem Davis and Fiancée Nick Sumner and Heather Abernathy; two great-grandchildren: Brayden Sprouse and Bristol Dillinger and one precious god grandchild, Madyson Quinn. He was predeceased by twin sons, Ronald and Donald Davis; a sister Sandra Davis; two brothers Darrell Davis and Bruce Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Fairview Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Ross Wilson and Rev. David Lewis. Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jason Davis, Hunter Davis, Bobby Davis, Tommy Littlejohn, Joey Littlejohn and Nicholas Davis.

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

The family is at the home, 127 Seigler Rd., Union, SC 29379.

January 6, 2015

Eston Arnold
Buffalo, SC


Mr. Eston Arnold, age 89, of Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Buffalo, widower of Lucinda Heatherly Arnold, passed away January 6, 2015 at the Laurens County Medical Center.

Mr. Arnold was born in Pelzer, August 23, 1925, a son of the late Will and Nora Arnold. He was a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII. Mr. Arnold was the retired owner and operator of Arnold’s Autos and had enjoyed working with students of the automotive department of Union Co. High School.  He also had a love for animals particularly his pet cat.

Surviving are a sister, Elizabeth A. Watts and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Arnold was predeceased by an infant daughter, Doris Arnold.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, January 9, 2015 at West Spring Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Broadus Heatherly. Visitation will be held at the cemetery following the services.

Memorials may be made to the West Springs Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, 4811 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Pauline, SC  29374.

The family will be at their respective homes.

January 5, 2015

John C. Levister
Carlisle, SC


Mr. John Carl Levister, age 53 of 3642 Jane Gore Blvd., Carlisle, passed away, January 4, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Levister was born in Union, August 11, 1961, a son of the late Richard Carl Levister and Rebecca Belue Levister. He was a member of Carlisle First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Hannah Levister of Union; a brother, Joe Levister and wife Faith of Cross Hill; a sister, Ann Anglin of Spartanburg.

Per Mr. Levister’s wishes, no services are being planned. 


Sherry Austin
Union, SC


Mrs. Sherry Knox Austin, age 62, of 231 Hancock St., Union, widow of George T. Austin, passed away January 3, 2015 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Austin was born in Union, January 27, 1952, a daughter of the late Boyd and Grace Ingle Knox. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas Boyd Austin and wife, Angie, Shannon Lee Austin and wife, Michelle, and Brent Tyson Austin and wife, Angela all of Union; a brother, Darrell Brent Knox of Jonesville; five grandchildren, Carra Austin, Cassidy Austin, Caylee Austin, Kayla Reid and Kyle Reid; and three great-granddaughters, Blakelee Bright, Kylie Reid and Gracie Reid. Mrs. Austin was predeceased by a grandson, Thomas Boyd (T.J.) Austin and two brothers, Tommy Joe Vaughan and Travis Vaughan.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Morningside Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Aubrey Calvert. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearer will be Todd McGowan, Patrick Sinclair, Blake Bright, Derrick Green, Chad Lawter and Mark Harris.

 Memorials may be made to the Sherry K. Austin Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home 231 Hancock St., Union.

January 4, 2015

Christa Coleman
Austin, TX


Miss Christa Elizabeth Coleman, age 45, of 1308 McKie Dr., Austin, TX., passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at her home.

Miss Coleman was born in Union, January 14, 1969 a daughter of Arana Talley Coleman and the late Charles Maxie Coleman. She was a graduate of Blacksburg High School.

Surviving in addition to her mother are a daughter, Genara Coleman and companion, Eutiquio Mosso Renteria of TX; a sister, Brandi Walker and husband Tyler, a niece and nephew, Aleah Coleman and Payne Coleman all of TN; and a special Aunt, Iratha Ivey of Buffalo.

Graveside Services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Putman Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Roger Estes. The family will receive friends immediately follow the graveside service at the cemetery.

The family will be at the home of her mother, Arana Coleman, 1307 Linersville Rd., Buffalo, SC 29321.

Dorothy Hopkins
Union, SC


Ms. Dorothy Helen Hopkins, age 84, of 1209 Monarch Hwy., Union, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Ms. Hopkins was born in Chatham, GA., November 9, 1930 a daughter of the late Mae Hopkins Blanton. She was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church with 44 years of perfect attendance until illness prevented her from attending.

Ms. Hopkins is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are two cousins, Mary Jane Chastain and Peninnah Smith all of Union.

Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, January 5, 2015 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Robert Scott, Rev. Ross Wilson and Rev. Robert Branch.

The family received friends from 1:45 until 2:45 PM prior to the service at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family will be at the home of her cousin, Jimmy and Debbie Chastain, 611 Peach Orchard Rd. Union, SC. 29379.



 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



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