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January 2018

 

January 17, 2018

Doris Ann Painter Hogan
Union, SC


Mrs. Doris Ann Painter Hogan, age 65, wife of Paul William “Bill” Hogan of 1202 Kelly Rd., Union, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Hogan was born in Charlotte, NC on December 26, 1952 a daughter of the late Walter Woodrow Painter and Edna Earl Pace Painter.  She was a member of Jonesville Church of God.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Dale William Hogan of Jonesville and Paul Woodrow “Buddy” Hogan and wife April of Union; two sisters Pearl Gray of Union and Iris Liles of Kannapolis, NC; three brothers, Charles Painter, Dennis Painter and Gilbert Painter all of Kannapolis, NC; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by one sister Barbara Kelloge.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, January 19, 2018 at Jonesville Church of God conducted by the Rev. Roger Byrd.  Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Friday prior to the services at the church.

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

The family is at the home of her sister, Pearl Gray, 824 Beltline Road, Union, SC 29379.

January 16, 2018

Boyd E. McAbee
Union, SC


Mr. Boyd E. McAbee, age 80, of 2252 Lockhart Highway, widower of Teenie McAbee passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at his home.

Mr. McAbee was born in Union, SC on April 22, 1937 a son of the late Griffith McAbee and Ella Mae Harris McAbee.  He retired from John Cheeseman Trucking and had previously driven for Milliken & Company.  Mr. McAbee was a Veteran of the United States Air Force having served in the Korean War. Following active duty, he was a member of the United States Air Force Reserves until 1961.  He was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church.  Mr. McAbee was a Shriner and Mason.  He was also a member of the City of Union Fire Department and earned the Firefighter of the Year for the State of South Carolina in 1969 for his heroism.  Mr. McAbee retired as a State Constable.

Surviving are two sons, Michael “Moose” McAbee and wife Beth of Mt. Pleasant and Billy Scott McAbee of Union; two granddaughters, Taylor S. Picha and husband Austin of Mt. Pleasant and Lucy Busbin of Mt. Pleasant; one sister Jackie Greene of Union; one brother, J.W. McAbee of Union; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by three sisters, Hazel McAbee, Margaret Gaines, and Katherine Wright and one brother, Raymond McAbee.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, January 19, 2018 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Chris Gulledge.  Burial with Military Rites and Masonic Rites will be held at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Keith Baker, Coleman Ferrell, Will Horlacher, Jeff Littlejohn, Rod McAbee, and Johnny Rutledge.  Honorary pallbearers will be Officers and Staff of the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the Union Public Safety Department and Fire Department along with Tommy Knox, William Jolly, and Howard Wells.

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

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

The family is at the home, 2252 Lockhart Highway, Union, SC 29379.


Wilma Faye Bells
Union S.C.


Mrs. Wilma Faye Shrewsberry Bells, age 92 of 3472 Lockhart Hwy., Union, widow of Rev. Charlie Edward Bells, passed away Monday January 15, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Bells was born in Beeson, W. Va, October 26, 1925, a daughter of the late Granville and Mary Etta Mills Shewsberry.  She was a homemaker and attended Brown’s Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Bells was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are two daughters: Ann Hornsby of Union and Linda Allen and husband David of Flat Top W. Va; four grandchildren: Charles Hornsby and wife Juanita of Union, Andrea Hornsby Kirchner and husband Karl of Inman, Shannon Allen and wife Brenda of Beaver, W. Va, and Brad Allen and wife Crystal of Shady Springs, W. Va; eight great-grandchildren: Tyler Hornsby and wife Bridget and Gabby Hornsby of Union, Kristin Kirchner of Columbia, Haley Allen and Hannah Allen of Beaver, W. Va, Sydney Allen and Maranda Allen and fiancée Nathaniel Pack of Shady Springs, W. Va; and several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Bells was predeceased by a son-in-law, Bud Hornsby and a special family friend, John Kozak.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, January 19, 2018 at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by Rev. John Lee. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Ann Hornsby, 3472 Lockhart Hwy., Union.


Charles F. Walker
Union, SC


Mr. Charles F. Walker, age 79, husband of Betty Stewart Walker of 104 Birchwood Dr., Union, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends.

Mr. Walker was born in Tryon, NC on March 26, 1938 a son of the late James Otis Walker and Edna Mae Metcalf Walker.  He was a 1957 graduate of Tryon High School and attended Spartanburg Technical College.  Mr. Walker owned and operated Charles Walker Auto Sales for 30 years and had previously owned and operated Walker’s Tax and Accounting.  He was an active member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church where he was a Deacon, a member of the choir for a number of years and had previously served on several committees.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 58 years are two sons, Brian “Charlie” Walker and wife Marisa and Scott Walker and wife Tammy all of Union; two sisters, Patricia Tucker and Linda Shehan both of Landrum; three grandchildren, Michael Walker of Union, Carli Walker of Atlanta, and Heath Walker and fiancée Brittneigh Stribble of Union; and one great-grandson, Keegan Walker.  He was predeceased by four brothers, J.O. Walker, Jr., Frank Walker, Richard Walker, and Birton Walker and one sister, Ruby Ravan.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Chris Gulledge, Rev. Benny Green, and Rev. Greg Barefoot.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Heath Walker, Michael Walker, Jason Yarbrough, Scott Sherbert, William Earl Sprouse, and Patrick Russell.  The following are asked to form the honorary escort, Bill Goodwin, Ken Fowler, Carol Bailey, Ed Pack, Dennis Russell, Joey Northern, and Joey Chandler.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM prior to the services at the Church.

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

The family is at the home, 104 Birchwood Dr., Union, SC 29379.

January 12, 2018

Kathy Hall Williams
Union, SC


Mrs. Kathy Hall Williams, age 47, wife of Mark Williams of 202 Belvue Dr., Union, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Union Medical Center.

Mrs. Williams was born in Gaffney on October 8, 1970 a daughter of Sheri Humphries Norris and husband George “Billy” Norris and the late Jack Hall.  She was a graduate of Spartanburg High School and attended USC-Spartanburg.  Mrs. Williams was employed with the Union Hospital District over 20 years and was currently employed by Spartanburg Regional Hospital District as the Accounting Supervisor.  She was a member of Brown’s Creek Baptist Church where she had previously taught Children in Action, Vacation Bible School, and worked with Awana.  Mrs. Williams was a member of St. Jude’s Partner in Hope.  Kathy was loved by her hospital co-workers and her church family. 

Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are one daughter, Ashley W. Cudd and husband Caleb of Union; one granddaughter, Ella Cudd of Union; one brother, Steve Hall and wife April of Kentucky; her grandmother, Emma Dean Norris of Boiling Springs; her mother and father-in-law, Claudie and Linda Williams; one brother-in-law, Jamie Williams and wife Jackie of Union; one sister-in-law, Crystal Roper and husband Rusty of Union; and many special aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held 2:30 PM Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. John Lee.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Josh Williams, Keith Williams, Phil Crayne, Kevin Shetley, James Palmer, Steve Walton, Mitch Sinclair, and Bruce Sparks, Jr.  Mrs. Williams’ present and past co-workers at Union and Spartanburg Medical Center and the Union County EMS Staff are asked to sit in a group and form the honorary escort.

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

The family is at the home 202 Belvue Dr., Union, SC 29379.

January 9, 2018

Michael D. Kitchens
Union, S.C.


Mr. Michael D. “Bucky” Kitchens, age 81, husband of Donna Barber Kitchens of 103 Hart St., Union, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Kitchens was born in Union, September 30, 1936, a son of the late Hubert and Virginia Cunningham Kitchens.  He was a graduate of Union High School and was retired from the City of Union, Gas Crew.  Mr. Kitchens was a veteran of the US Army having served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne and was a member of Unity United Methodist Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a member of the Beulah Hunt Camp.  Mr. Kitchens was an avid fan of the Clemson Tigers.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, David Kitchens (Stephanie) and Mark Kitchens (Mandy) all of Union; six grandchildren, Margaret Roberts, Laura Crisp (David), Erica Kitchens, Michael Kitchens and girl-friend Charlie Greene, Anna Harris and Lee Kitchens; two great-grandchildren, Lilah Crisp and Logyn Kitchens; a niece, Cindy Van Buren of Chapin and three special friends, Richie Brown, Joe Stepp, and Patrick Russell all of Union. Mr. Kitchens was predeceased by a sister, Judy Kitchens Johnson.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Hebron Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brian Childers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MSA Hospice, 720 S. Duncan ByPass, Suite C, Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home, 103 Hart St., Union.

January 7, 2018

Joseph E. Gault
Enoree, S.C.

Mr. Joseph E. “Uncle Joe” Gault, age 62, husband of Patti Keisler Gault of 251 Toal Rd., Enoree, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Gault was born in Spartanburg Co., August 18, 1955, a son of the late Cecil and Mamie Godfrey Gault.  He was retired from Exopac in Spartanburg after 25 plus years in the maintenance department.

Mr. Gault was a former member of the South Carolina National Guard, Jonesville Unit and was a member of Putman Baptist Church.  He was also a member of the Pauline Masonic Lodge # 61 where he had previously served as Grand Master.

 Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Kristy G. Cash and husband Andy of Jonesville; three sisters: Shirley G. Harris of Loris, Beverly G. Davis of Union and Janice G. Lackey of Jonesville; one brother: Tony Gault and wife Joyce of Jonesville; two grandchildren, Brittni Cash-White and husband Daniel and Drew Cash; and a great grandson, Little Joe due in May. He is also survived by numerous beloved nieces and nephews including Dawn Gault, Wesley Gault and Josh Gault.  Mr. Gault was predeceased by a brother, Charles Gault.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, January 8, 2018 at Putman Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Tommy Mann. Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Burial with Masonic Rites will be held in the church cemetery.Active pallbearers will be Mark Smith, Len Smith, Keith Fowler, Billy Burgess, William Moss and Ray Butler.

 Memorials may be made to the Joe Gault Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC  29379.The family will be at the home, 251 Toal Rd., Enoree.

January 6, 2018

Sandra Timmons Whitaker
Union, SC


Mrs. Sandra Timmons Whitaker, age 82, wife of Charles A. Whitaker of 101 Rosewood Terrace, Union, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Whitaker was born in Union, May 24, 1935, a daughter of the late Melvin D. Timmons, Sr. and Helen Strahley Timmons.  She was a graduate of Union High School and attended Limestone College. Mrs. Whitaker retired from the Union Co. School District where she had worked in the library of Union Co. High School for over 20 years.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and was active in her church and community as long as her health permitted.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Helen W. Mayo and husband Gregg of Birmingham, AL and Cynthia W. Cordivari and husband Bill of Basking Ridge, NJ; one son, Charles A. Whitaker, II of Union; a sister, Beverly T. Jordan and husband Louis, Sr. of Union; a brother, Melvin D. Timmons, Jr. and wife Beth of Anderson; six grandchildren: Kyle T. Mayo and his wife Jenna, Kurt W. Mayo, Andrew D. Cordivari, Raquel R. Cordivari, Tara Whitaker and Heather Whitaker and three great-grandchildren: Hudson T. Mayo, Madison Belle Mayo, and 
Seth Jones.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Merritt Wentz.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church following the graveside services.

Memorials may be made to the Union Co. Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 951, Union, SC 29379 or to Grace United Methodist Church, Back Pack Ministry or Secret Santa Program, 201 S. Church St., Union, SC   29379.

The family will be at the home, 101 Rosewood Terrace, Union.

January 4, 2018

Eugene Elmer “Buddy” Hance, Jr.
Union, SC


Mr. Eugene Elmer “Buddy” Hance, Jr., age 68 of 302 Glendale Rd., Union, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Hance was born May 8, 1949 a son of Clara Nelle Gulley Hance with whom he made his home and the late Eugene Elmer Hance.  He was a graduate of Union High School and Furman University.  Mr. Hance was retired having formerly worked at Knights Apparel and as a substitute school teacher.  He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one brother, Neill Hance of Taylors; one sister, Claire H. Cassell and husband Sam of Columbia; and six nieces and nephews, Pace Cassell, Davis Cassell, Tanner Cassell, Teagan Hance, Ian Hance, and Nolan Hance.  He was predeceased by one brother, James Hance.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Robbie Stollger.

Visitation will be held immediately following the services.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 405 E. Main St., Union, SC 29379 or to a Charity of One’s Choice.

The family is at the home, 302 Glendale Rd., Union, SC 29379.

January 3, 2018

Lee B. Crocker
Buffalo, SC


Mr. Lee B. Crocker, age 47 of 128 Westville Street, Buffalo, SC, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Spartanburg Medical Center.

Mr. Crocker was born in Union, SC  January 11, 1970, a son of Vickie Stepp Moss and the late Lee B. “Doodle” Crocker, Sr. He was a graduate of Union High School and was employed with Total Comfort Heating and Air. Mr. Crocker was a Veteran of the US Navy having served in Desert Storm.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Christopher Crocker and wife Yajaira of Buffalo and two granddaughters: Isabella and Arabella Crocker of Buffalo.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, January 6, 2018 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Robert Scott. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery with Military Honors.

Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 PM Saturday in the chapel prior to the service.

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

The family is at the home of his aunt, Rita Blair, 640 Howell Rd., Jonesville, SC 29353.


Mildred V. Jolly
Union, SC


Mrs. Mildred V. Jolly, age 94, of 3333 Lockhart Highway, Union, widow of Earl V. Jolly passed away Wednesday January 3, 2018 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.  Mrs. Jolly was born in Union, July 16, 1923, a daughter of the late William Smith Vaughan and Maude Palmer Vaughan Stines.  Mrs. Jolly is the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Jolly had formally worked in the textile industry for many years and owned and operated Browns Creek Fish Camp with her husband for 25 years.  She was a former member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church and a faithful member of Philippi Baptist Church until her health failed.  Mrs. Jolly was strong in her faith and love of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mrs. Jolly loved her Church family.

She is survived by her loving family, a son William A. Jolly and wife Martha of Union; two daughters, Beverly J. Funderburk and Wanda J. Wells and husband Howard all of Union; two granddaughters, Laura J. Vasilev and husband Ray of Longs, SC and Brandy N. Drinkard and husband Mike of Lexington, SC; six great-grandchildren, Coleman Ferrell of Union, David Horlacher of Texas, Will Horlacher of Jonesville, Caleb Jones, Sydney Jones and Justin Drinkard all of Lexington, SC; one sister-in-law, Frances Y. Vaughan of Union; and a host of nieces and nephews of whom she loved dearly.  She was predeceased by three brothers, Arthur Vaughan, Issac Vaughan, and Earl Vaughan and two sisters Lucille Harris and Opal Stines of Union.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, January 5, 2017 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Robert Scott and Rev. Brian Redding.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Coleman Ferrell, David Horlacher, Will Horlacher, Caleb Jones, Ricky Pridemore, and Bobby Horne.  The following are asked to form the honorary escort, Tommy Knox, Boyd McAbee, Wanda All, Anne Patrick, Ronnie O’Dell, and Danny Horlacher.

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

Memorials may be made Philippi Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her son, William A. Jolly and wife Martha, 204 Browns Creek Church Road, Union.


David Lee Hope
Union, SC


Mr. David Lee Hope, age 79 of 115 Lover’s Hill Rd., Union, widower of Nancy Brannon Hope, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the home of his granddaughter.

Mr. Hope was born in Cleveland, NC May 13, 1938, a son of the late Rufus Lee Hope and Margaret Vera Alexander Hope Hinson. He retired from Cone Mills- Carlisle Finishing Plant and was a member of the S.C. National Guard. Mr. Hope was a member of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are two granddaughters: Selissa Melton of Lockhart and Nancy Harrison of Greenville; three sisters: Faye Scoggins, Linda Rochester both of York and Rose Bills of Stanley, NC; two brothers: Tommy Hope and Bob Hope both of York; two great-grandchildren: Brandon Parker and Gavyn Greogory and a great-great-grandchild, Aria Stewart. Mr. Hope was predeceased by a daughter, Cherri Ann Hope.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Sam Baine and Rev. Tommy Hope. Burial will be in the Lockhart Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Allan Horton, Logan Horton and Lee Brannon.

Mr. Hope will be taken to the home of his granddaughter, Selisssa Melton, 116 South 6th Street, Lockhart, after 2:00 PM Wednesday where the family will receive friends.

 

 

 


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