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January 2018

January 30, 2018

H.M. Johnson, Jr.
Union, S.C.


Mr. Hammie Milton “H.M.” Johnson, Jr., age 96, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018, at Union Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

H.M. was born in Buffalo, December 25, 1921, a son to the late Hammie and Stella Reese Johnson. He grew up in Buffalo and spent many hours with his friends like C.D. Walker, Stokley Brooks, W.H. Pruitt, Davey Goins and others walking the banks of the Fairforest Creek near the “Black Springs”, which was their favorite spot for hunting small game and fishing for catfish. Camping, catching “spring lizards” and “set polling” was just about an every- weekend occurrence for him and his buddies. What times they had! Almost like the old “Little Rascals”.

After serving in the US Navy during WWII (stationed at Newfoundland and other locations) H.M. returned to Buffalo, enrolled at USC under the G.I. Bill and graduated with a Business degree. Upon graduation he started work for Draper Corp. in Spartanburg. After several years he was recalled to the Navy where he then served in the Korean War. He had a strong affection for the Navy and often spoke of his service work and travels. His position in the Navy was interesting in that his job was to serve as a shorthand stenographer for military court proceedings.

H.M. liked sports and played third base for Draper in the old fast-pitch softball league in Spartanburg. He was a good athlete for sure; he was also very proud of his two “hole-in-ones” at the now closed Shoresbrook Golf Course in the community of Fairforest.

H.M. was known very well for his gardening skills too. He would carry his vine-ripe tomatoes all through the Shoresbrook community of Fairforest. He was well known in the area. When he was able he attended Buffalo Baptist Church and loved to be in attendance if at all possible.

Hammie is the last surviving member of his immediate family and was predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. Launa Crisp and Mrs. Eulala Harrison, and one brother, Henry Johnson of Union. He is survived by three nieces, Sherry Kendrick, Linda Russell and Cathy Eaton. Also surviving are three nephews, Tim Harrison, Newell Harrison and Ricky Johnson and numerous great nieces and nephews.  H.M. was predeceased by a niece, Barbara Brown and a nephew, Steve Crisp.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Lynn Ford. Burial with Military Honors will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Christopher Kendrick, Neal Lee, Michael Vaughan, Scottie Vaughan, Paul Harrison, Mark Haney, Nick Vaughan and Matthew Vaughan.

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

The family will be at the home of Neal and Brooke Lee, 385 Bailey Rd., Buffalo.

In lieu of flower, memorial may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


Travis Wayne Bright
Union, S.C.


Mr. Travis Wayne Bright, age 75, widower of Wanda Queen Bright of Union, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Greer at the home of his daughter.

Mr. Bright was born in Gaffney, March 5, 1942, a son of the late Willie Travis Bright and Nellie Wylie Bright. He was a retired textiles worker and a former member of the S.C. National Guard, Union Unit.  Mr. Bright was a member of Morningside Baptist Church. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are a daughter, Kim B. Morgan and husband Brian of Greer; a son, Kenneth Bright and wife Angie of Union; four grandchildren, Briana Hammett and husband Steve, Travis Morgan and wife Danielle, Ashley Anthony and husband Brett and Jordan Nichols and husband Matthew; four great-grandchildren, Darian Shafer, Colton Anthony, Maddox Anthony and Aiden Morgan.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Tonya Highlander and the staff of Hospice Care of S.C. for their care of Mr. Bright during his illness.

Private graveside services were held on Tuesday by Rev. Eddie Saxon.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., 408 N. Duncan ByPass, Suite 200, Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home of his son, Kenneth and Angie Bright.

January 28, 2018

Janice L. Carter
Whitmire, SC


Mrs. Janice Langford Carter, age 80, wife of Charles Clay of 22435 South Carolina Hwy. 121, Whitmire, SC. passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Mrs. Carter was born April 3, 1937 in Newberry, SC a daughter of the late Cecil B. Langford and Myrtle Smart Langford. She was first married to the late Jack C. Carter and later married the late James Lever.

 Mrs. Carter was a graduate of Whitmire High School and later received her Nursing degree. She retired from Wallace Thomson Hospital after forty years, then worked for Dr. Fielder for ten years.  Mrs. Carter was a member of Heritage Wesleyan church.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Charles Clay are a special friend, Judy Ward of Whitmire. She was predeceased by her sister, Norma.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Heritage Wesleyan Church conducted by the Rev. Mark A. Stevenson. Burial will follow at Whitmire Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Heritage Wesleyan Church, 191 Broom Street, Whitmire, SC.


Robert Donald “Don” Moore
Buffalo, SC


Mr. Robert Donald “Don” Moore, age 85, husband of Ann Lawson Moore of 2127 Buffalo West Springs Hwy., Buffalo passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Mr. Moore was born May 10, 1932 in Union, SC a son of the late James Ruey Moore and Minnie Sanders Moore.  He was a graduate of Union High School and retired as manager from Sherwin Williams of Union.  Mr. Moore was a Veteran of the South Carolina National Guard.  He was a faithful member of Buffalo Baptist Church where he was a former Sunday School Teacher and Deacon. Mr. Moore had also volunteered with Meals on Wheels.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Thomas Lawson “Tommy” Moore of Spartanburg; a granddaughter, Carrie Montgomery Moore of Johns Island; a daughter-in-law, Edelyn Little Moore of Jonesville; and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by one son, Robert Donald “Donnie” Moore, Jr.; one brother, James Moore; and one sister, Vergia Gory.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Lynn Ford.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Doug Johnson, Bruce Betenbaugh, Stanley Wells, Jimmy Clary, Carol Upton, and Jimmy Johnson.  The following are asked to serve as the honorary escort, Dr. David Keith and staff, the Harold Lawson Sunday School of Buffalo Baptist Church, Past and Present Deacons of Buffalo Baptist Church, staff of Kindred Home Health Care.

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

Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 428, Buffalo, SC 29321 or to Meals on Wheels of Union, P.O. Box 951, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 2127 Buffalo West Springs Highway, Buffalo, SC 29321.

January 27, 2018

Margarette Crawford Greer
Union, SC


Mrs. Margarette Crawford Greer, age 94, of 505 Springdale Drive, widow of Paul Sarratt Greer, passed peacefully on January 26, 2018 at Heartland of Union. 

Born September 18, 1923, she was the daughter of Herrod Simpson Crawford and Ella Keisler Crawford.  During her early childhood, Margarette suffered the unfortunate early death of her father, as well as their house fire, which prompted her mother to consider placing Margarette and some of her siblings in Thornwell Orphanage. Her days there were filled with strict discipline, academics, studying and memorizing Bible verses, and completing chores in the dining hall and infirmary. This is where she discovered her calling for caring for others. Margarette graduated from Thornwell High School and attended nursing school in Rock Hill.  Upon her return to Union, she provided care for family and friends during their hospitalized illnesses.  Margarette was always on call for expectant mothers and served as a midwife.  For many years, she spent hours “Ubering” friends to church, hair appointments, and grocery stores.  On Wednesdays, she enjoyed being with the ladies by taking them for afternoon joy rides, topped off with ice cream, before their Wednesday night prayer meeting. 

While home for the summer after eighth grade, Margarette met her husband Paul at a housewarming party, and it was love at first sight.  Years passed and following his return from the war, they married on October 15, 1946.  They had two children, Sharon and Paul II.  Mrs. Greer was a homemaker who strived to meet the needs of her family, church, and the community.  She supported her husband in his business, Greer’s Shell Service Station.  She was often seen riding in the fuel oil truck or wrecker and took great pride in helping to maintain the appearance of the business.  Throughout her life, she enjoyed all things pink or white, and loved collecting pink glass and teapots. She made many special memories with family at their beach home, Sky’s the Limit, at Surfside Beach. 

Mrs. Greer was an active member of Sardis United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and served on various committees such as the Official Board. She influenced the lives of many children teaching them Bible stories and songs to instill in them a love for Jesus Christ.

Mrs. Greer was a Christian servant, unselfishly serving in many roles in her hometown.  She spent countless hours as an active volunteer with organizations such as the Union County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board, the Bloodmobile, poll manager during all elections, a Cub Scout den mother, and Cowbells, the cattle-owners’ wives’ association.  The organization most close and dear to her heart was Meals on Wheels, where she served faithfully for twenty-seven years.  Even as a resident of Heartland Assisted Living, she continued to volunteer for this cause, selling cookbooks and helping with fundraising events.     

Mrs. Greer was unique.  She was a humble, ordinary woman who was an extraordinary worker for the Kingdom of God.  Her smile, compassion, and words of encouragement touched the lives of everyone who knew her.  She always told her family, “Do your best and be your best. Always remember who you are.”  She never spoke an unkind word and always saw the best in everyone.  Affectionately known to many as “MaMa”, she will be missed by all.  Her legacy will live on. 

Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Greer Smith (Ray W. Wilson) of Charleston; one son, Paul S. Greer, II and wife Karen of Union; four grandchildren, Troy Douglas Smith of Charleston, Buffie Smith Copeland and husband Jeff of Charleston, Paul Sarratt Greer, III of Columbia, and Patrick Sterling Greer of Orlando, Fl; five great-grandchildren, Taylor Elizabeth Smith, Troy Douglas Smith, II, Matthew Alexander Smith, Lane Greer Copeland, and Seth Crawford Copeland all of Charleston; one sister-in-law, Linda H. Greer of Union; special family friends, Dudley and Hazel Adams and Carl Queen; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son-in-law, John Douglas Smith; three sisters, Aurie C. Wingo, Josephine C. Belue, and Peggy C. Vaughan; and one brother, Jack Crawford.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, January 29, 2018 at Sardis United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Jeff Farmer, Rev. Merritt Wentz, and Rev. Dr. Jim Ivey.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be, Roger Bailey, Jay Coffer, Dr. Jeff Craft, Logan Greer, Michael Kicidis, Simp Vaughan, and Charlie Wilson, Jr.  The following are asked to be honorary pallbearers, Judy Bailey, Jack and Betty Rash, Terry Humphries, Ted and Mildred Purvis, Paul Wells, Sammy and Mary Ellen Smith, Frances Y. Vaughan, Pearl Crocker, Florence Meador, James G. Wilson, Charles Adams, Micky Cranford, Paul Kicidis, Jr., Randy George, John Rampey, Brown Fant, and R.D. Williams.

Visitation will be held 5:30 until 8:00 PM Sunday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank you” to the nurses and staff of Heartland Healthcare and Mrs. Greer’s caregivers for all the attention, devotion, and love shown to her.

Memorials may be made to, Sardis United Methodist Church, 964 Sardis Road, Union, SC 29379, Thornwell, 302 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325, or Meals and Wheels of Union, P.O. Box 951, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her son, Paul S. Greer, II and wife Karen, 201 Rice Ave., Union, SC 29379
.

January 25, 2018

Ruth Ann Howard Hughes
Buffalo, SC


Mrs. Ruth Ann Howard Hughes, age 88 of 125 South St., Buffalo, widow of Kenneth Sherwood Hughes, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at her home.

Mrs. Hughes was born in Cambridge, MD on July 10, 1929 a daughter of the late Phillip Colescott Howard and Ola Mae Shenton Dukes.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Cambridge, MD for over 50 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Rhoda Ellen Borga and husband Francis of Cambridge, MD; one sister, Gertrude Vansickle of California; grandchildren, Kenneth Neil Fleming of Simpsonville, Timothy Allen Fleming and wife Jessica Whitman of Simpsonville, Kayla LeeAnn Nichols of Buffalo, Shelly Hughes-Jones and husband Gordy, Kenneth Scott Hughes, Jr., Christopher Borga and wife Roberta, and Brittany Stephens; a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins.  She was predeceased by one grandson, Dale Wheatley; two granddaughters, Krista Fleming and Dana Fleming; a step-son, Kenneth Scott Hughes, Sr; a daughter-in-law, Janice E. Hughes; three brothers and five sisters.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Mrs. Kari McAdow.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Race St., Cambridge, MD, 21613.


David Ollie Lee
Union, SC


Mr. David Ollie Lee, age 58 of 222 S. Boyce Street Apt A4, Union, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Spartanburg Medical Center.

Mr. Lee was born in Union, SC December 28, 1959, a son of the late William Dewey Lee and Ollie Coker Scaife. He was formerly employed as a surgical technician and was of the Methodist Faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Hannah Lee; a sister, Robin Inman; two grandchildren: Jayci Claire Bates and Ellie Kate Ruth Bates; two nieces: Lauren Turner and Lindsey Inman all of Union and three special cousins: Jenni Horne of Irmo, Julie Fielder and Jan Yarborough both of Columbia. Mr. Lee was predeceased by a brother, William D. “Billy” Lee, III.

Memorial graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Scott Cobb        

Visitation will be held at the graveside following the service.

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

The family is at the home of his sister, Robin Inman, 122 Summer Creek Rd., Union, SC 29379.

January 23, 2018

Alice Mize Gregory
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Alice Faye Mize Gregory, age 66, wife of Terry J. Gregory of 318 W. South St., Union, passed away suddenly, Sunday January 21, 2018 at the Tidelands Waccamaw Hospital in Murrells Inlet.

Mrs. Gregory was born in Union, July 7, 1951, a daughter of the late Harold and Dr. Doris Jean Clark Mize. She was a 1969 graduate of Union High School and received her nursing degree from the Mary Black School of Nursing, USC Spartanburg.  She retired from Wallace Thomson Hospital and the S.C. Dept. of Corrections. She was a CPR instructor with the American Red Cross.  Mrs. Gregory was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church where she tended the nursery. 

Surviving in addition to her husband are four sons: Michael Poole and wife Melinda of Union, Travis Poole and wife Dannette of Newberry, Phillip Gregory and wife KaDana and Jason Gregory and wife Bobby Ann all of Union; a sister: Betty M. Loyd and husband Sandy; a brother: Danny Mize and wife Sheila all of Union; her mother-in-law: Pearl Creasman Gregory of Union; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gregory was predeceased by her father-in-law, Judson Gregory.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Chris Gulledge. Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mon Aetna Baptist Church, 1431 Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC 29379 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 901 S. Pine St., Spartanburg, SC  29302.

The family will be at the home, 318 W. South St., Union
.

January 22, 2018

David Minton
Pacolet, S.C.


Mr. David Minton, age 89, widower of Inez Patterson Minton of 251 E. Main St., Pacolet, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Minton was born in Union, December 12, 1928, a son of the late Henry Rastus Minton and Lila Kirby Minton.  He was a 1947 graduate of Pacolet High School and was owner and operator of Minton’s Garage and Wrecker Service.  Mr. Minton was a councilman from 1989 till 1994 on the Pacolet Town Council and was a member of the Pacolet Lions Club and the First Baptist Church of Pacolet. At the time of his wife’s passing, they had been proudly married for 66 years.

Surviving are three daughters: Lynne Wunch, Trina Hutchins and husband John and Dale Helms and husband Bryan all of Pacolet; one son: Tim Minton and wife Tammy also of Pacolet; a sister: Sara Ruth Hall and husband Bud of Belleville, MI; seven grandchildren: Hans Wunch (Laurie), Angie Brasington (Jody), Mandie Minton (Jeff), Timothy Minton (Ginger), Laura Hutchins, Walt Hutchins (Kay) and Kirby Helms; six great-grandchildren: Micaiah and Silas Wunch, Anna and Lizzie Brasington, Case and Gemma Minton and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Minton was predeceased by four sisters: Pauline, Frances, Shirley, and Alline and a brother: Herbert.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, January 26, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Pacolet conducted by Rev. Tommy Sparks, Rev. Mack McDowell and Rev. Hans Wunch.

Burial will be in the First Baptist Church of Pacolet Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Thursday evening also at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Pacolet Lions Club, P.O. Box 127, Pacolet, SC  29372 or to the First Baptist Church of Pacolet, Cemetery Fund, 310 W. Main St., Pacolet, SC  29372.

The family will be at the home, 251 E. Main St., Pacolet
.

January 21, 2018

Rev. James O. Harper
Union, S.C.


Rev. James Otis Harper, age 60 of 4229 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy., Union, passed away January 18, 2018 at his home.

Rev. Harper was born in Charleston, April 14, 1957, a son of Lois Watts Harper Vaught of Conway and the late Rev. Dr. Claude Richard Harper. He was a graduate of A.C. Flora High School and continued his studies by receiving an associate degree from Spartanburg Methodist College and a bachelors degree from Wofford College. He was a graduate of Emory University, Candler School of Theology receiving a Masters of Divinity degree.  He was a retired Methodist minister having pastored churches throughout South Carolina for over 35 years and was currently serving at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and Lockhart United Methodist Church. Rev. Harper was an ordained Elder in the S.C. United Methodist Conference. He enjoyed the low country beaches and the seafood of the area.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Vicky Harper of Rock Hill; a son, Johnny Harper and wife Sammy of Tega Cay and their mother, Gail Harper of Rock Hill; three sisters, Rev. Susan Harper of Cleveland, TN, Sally H. Thompson of Little River, and Joanie Harper of Irving, TX; a brother, Rev. William N. Harper and wife Tracy of Orangeburg and a granddaughter, Eliza Harper of Tega Cay.  Rev. Harper was predeceased by a brother, Claude Richard Harper, Jr.

A celebration of life service will be held 5:00 PM Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. William N. Harper and Rev. Meredith Dark.

Ministers of the S.C. United Methodist Conference, Rev. David Smith, Pat Cely and David Reed are asked to serve as the honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 5:00 PM Tuesday at the church prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia, SC  29205 or to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 373 Wesley Chapel Rd., Union, SC  29379 or to Lockhart United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Lockhart, SC  29364.

January 20, 2018

Reeder Albert Norman
Union, S.C.


Mr. Reeder Albert Norman, age 97, of 116 Hillcrest Dr., Union, widower of Allyne Teal Norman, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Norman was born in Doniphan, MO, May 7, 1920, a son of the late James Albert Norman and Lena Moerlien Norman.  He was retired from the US Postal Service with over 38 years of service and was a retired Master Sergeant for the US Army Reserves with 35 years of service, both while in Miami, FL. MSG Norman was on active duty the entire duration of the war (1941-1945), receiving 5 Bronze Stars for his participation in the following campaigns: Normandy, Ardennes, Central Europe, Rhineland and Northern France. He was with the 83rd Reconnaissance Troop at the Battle of the Bulge (Hurtgen Forest) with the 331st Infantry serving in Gey and Strass, Germany. Mr. Norman was the oldest WWII veteran in Union Co., SC at the time of his passing.

Mr. Norman was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church where he was a member of the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class.  He was a 12-gallon blood donor for the American Red Cross and was the oldest of eight children.

Surviving are two daughters: Susan Cole of Norman, OK and Julie Comer and husband Danny of Union; one sister: Florence Smith and husband J.L. of Garland, TX; seven grandchildren: Lori Hodges (Brent) of Charlotte, NC, Josh Comer (Amber) of Roebuck, Amy Queen (Pat) of Pauline, Jason Jeans (Kim) of Dover, DE, Jessica Ott (Thomas) of Oklahoma City, OK, Angeline Cole of Oklahoma, and Adrian Cole of Gainesville, FL; nine great-grandchildren: Abby Queen, Elijah Comer, Emery Grace Comer, Landrie Hodges, Tyson, Turner, Thompson, Tate Ott and Jakobe Jeans.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Lynn Ford, Rev. Sam Baine and Chaplain Jeff Dean.

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

The following are asked to sit in a group for the services: the staff and nurses of Crescent Hospice, Tonya Brewington, Ashley Faltermeier, Lindsay Liner, Barbara Bobo, Demetri Lindsay and the family would like to express a special “Thank You” to all of them for their love and care of Mr. Norman during his illness.

Full Military Honors will be rendered at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery following the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 428, Buffalo, SC  29321 or to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 373 Wesley Chapel Rd., Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home, 116 Hillcrest Ave., Union.


Louise Baldwin Griffith
Union, SC


Mrs. Louise Baldwin Griffith, age 71 of 123 Woodlawn Ave., Union, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Griffith was born in Whitmire on November 19, 1946 a daughter of the late James Baldwin and Lottie Reed Baldwin. She was a graduate of Union High School and Tampa College where she received an Associate Degree in Business, a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and a Master Degree in Accounting.  Mrs. Griffith retired from Dunbar Construction in Spartanburg as a Controller and had previously worked with H&R Block as a Master Tax Preparer.  She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School.

Surviving are one daughter, Amy Elizabeth Griffith of Union; two sons, Wayne Griffith and wife Amy of Buffalo and James Griffith and wife Debbie of St. Petersburg, FL; one sister, Gayle Bobo and husband Wayne of Whitmire; a special friend, Robert Griffith of Inman; five grandchildren, Justin Tyler, Robbie Griffith, Jacob Griffith, and Katelin Griffith; and one great-grandson, Ashton David Griffith.  She was predeceased by one sister, Ann Eubanks and two brothers, Ross Baldwin and Roy Baldwin.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Hebron Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Brian Childers.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Hebron Church Road, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 123 Woodlawn Ave., Union, SC 29379.

January 18, 2018

Alice Lee Patrick
Union, SC


Mrs. Alice Lee Patrick, age 83 of 133 Pumpkin Drive, Union, widow of James Patrick, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Union Medical Center.

Mrs. Patrick was born in Union, SC May 30, 1934, a daughter of the late John Lee and Willie Estes Lee. She was retired from the textile industry and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Faye Dawkins and husband Gene; a son, Harold Revis and wife Penny all of Union; four step-children: Toni Kay Johnson and husband Barry of Gastonia, NC, Randy Lynn Patrick and wife Elaine of Union, Wanda Gail Patrick of Gastonia, NC and Bo Patrick of Union; four grandchildren: Linda Griffin and husband Marty, Kelly Thomason, Steven Revis and Caleb Revis all of Union; seven great-grandchildren: Brooklyn Nies, Dylan Thomason, Keltsey Thomason, Michael, Steven, Jaxon, Kaden Revis; a great-great-granddaughter, Zaleigh Thomason; one step-granddaughter, Tina Bradburn; two step-great-grandchildren: Kacie and Lacie Dawkins and a number of special nieces and nephews. Mrs. Patrick was predeceased by a son, Timmy John Patrick; a grandson, Michael Thomason; a sister, Jean Martin and three brothers, James Lee, Wardlaw Lee and Johnny Lee.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Randy Smith. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Kelly Thomason, Dylan Thomason, Steven Revis, Chris Nies, Randy Lynn Patrick and Bo Patrick.

Visitation will be held immediately following the graveside service. 

Memorials may be made to Alice Lee Patrick Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her granddaughter, Linda and Marty Griffin, 124 Heathwood Rd., Union, SC 29379.


DeWitt Frank Garner
Union, SC


Mr. DeWitt Frank Garner, age 88 of 146 Oakland Rd., widower of Edith Vivian Oliver Garner, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Garner was born in Union, SC on July 30, 1929 a son of the late DeWitt Garner and Annie Fincher Garner. He was a 1948 graduate of Union High School and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 41 years.  Mr. Garner was an active member of Mt. Joy Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon, a member of the choir, and a Sunday School Teacher.  He was an original organizer of Bonham Fire Department where he served on the Board of Directors for over 35 years and had served as Chairman.  Mr. Garner was an avid farmer and enjoyed sharing his harvest with his family and friends.  He was a member of Gideon’s International.

Surviving are two sons, Philip Garner and wife Lorraine and Van Garner and wife Tammy all of Union; one sister Zalie Hobson of Waynesville, NC; three granddaughters, Celeste Ivey, Jessica Parkins, and Tiffany Littlejohn and husband Lee; one great-granddaughter, Abigayle Parkins; a special aunt Frances Fincher of Atlanta, GA; special friends that he considered family, Minnie Jones, Sara Jane Fowler, Dianne Wilkins, and all of the employees of Arthur State Bank and the Courthouse that he visited weekly.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Mt. Joy Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Alan West, Rev. Mark Truitt, and Rev. Shannon Faulkner.  Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery conducted with Rev. Mark Foster.

Active pallbearers will be Derrill Eaves, Scott Austin, Jeff Littlejohn, Billy West, Scotty Willard, Allen Black, David Barber, and Jimmy Vaughan.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Tollison, Wayne Garner, Glenn Thompson, Broadus Roark, and past and present members of the Bonham Fire Department and Board of Directors.

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

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 1224, Union, SC 29379 or to Bonham Fire Department, P.O. Box 69, Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family is at the home 146 Oakland Rd., Union, SC 29379.


Jack EdwardVaughn
Union, SC


Mr. Jack Edward Vaughn, age 89 husband of Doris T. Vaughn of 209 Bennett St., Union, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Vaughn was born in Greensboro, NC a son of the late Gideon Arthur Vaughn and Mary Hedderick Vaughn.  He was retired from Cone Mill—Carlisle Finishing Plant.  Mr. Vaughn was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.  He loved his Lord, his family, and his country. Mr. Vaughn was a proud Veteran of United States Navy.

Surviving in addition to his loving wife of 65 years are, one daughter, Kathy V. Zemp and husband Doug of Edisto Island; a daughter-in-law, Kim Bright Vaughn of Union; grandchildren, Lance Vaughn of Union, Rhett Zemp of Edisto Island, Crystal V. Medlock and husband Allen of Union, Patrick Zemp and wife Ashlan of Charleston, and Blake Zemp and wife Lauren United States Navy Jacksonville, Florida; two great-grandchildren, Skylynn Vaughn and Chloe Medlock; two brothers, Garland Vaughn of Union and Richard Vaughn of Greensboro, NC; and one brother-in-law, Curtis Cockman of Greensboro, NC.  He was predeceased by one son, Jackie Vaughn; one granddaughter, Leslie Vaughn; one sister, Mary Frances Cockman; and three brothers, Bernard Vaughn, Howard Vaughn, and Albert Vaughn.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by his nephew Rev. Dr. Tommy Vaughn.  Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 12:00 Noon Saturday, prior to the memorial services at Union Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held following the memorial service at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 209 Bennett St., Union, SC 29379.


William Terry Lawson
Pauline, SC


Mr. William Terry Lawson, age 67 of 1303 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Pauline, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at his home.

Terry was born in Spartanburg on October 21, 1950 a son of the late Garland Lawson and Katherine Jett Lawson.  He was a graduate of Jonesville High School and retired from MEMC in Moore.  Mr. Lawson was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.  He was an avid lover of South Carolina History and Native American History and Culture.  Mr. Lawson was also an avid South Carolina Gamecock Fan.

Surviving are one sister, Linda Lawson Johnson and husband Willie of Pauline; two brothers, Bruce Lawson and wife Linda of Reidville and Randy Lawson and wife Kathy of Pauline; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and a beloved K-9 Baby Scotty.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery with eulogy given by Mr. Jon Murphy.

Visitation will be immediately following the graveside services in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Building Fund, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Road, Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family is at the home, of his niece, Tracy Lawson and husband Doyle, 1313 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Pauline, SC 29374.

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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