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January 2019

January 28, 2019

Marilyn Rene “Bussie” Arthur
Union, SC


Ms. Marilyn Rene “Bussie” Arthur, age 65, of 306 Lowry St., Union, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. 

Ms. Arthur was born December 22, 1953 in Union, a daughter of Lucille Porter Moss and the late Barnett Gist.  She was a 1972 graduate of Union High School and was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church.  Ms. Arthur was devoted to her family and enjoyed gardening and caring for her animals, especially her lab, Bella. 

Surviving in addition to her mother are a son, Zachary Arthur and wife Leigh Anne of Union; a sister Janet Lawson and husband Jimmy of Union; and two grandsons, Ross and Isaac Arthur.  She was predeceased by a sister, Dianne Palmer Lewis. 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Chris Gulledge.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Ross Arthur, Curtis Eubanks, Mike Anderson, Jared Anderson, Brad Harris, and Randy Johnson.

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

Memorials may be made to Mon Aetna Baptist Church, C/O Building Fund, 1431 Lockhart Hwy., Union SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her son, Zachary and Leigh Anne Arthur, 1722 Santuc-Carlisle Hwy., Union, SC 29379.


Kimberly C. Jennings
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Kimberly Coker Jennings, age 51, of 726 Rice Ave. Ext., Union, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Union Medical Center after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Jennings was born in Union, November 19, 1967, a daughter of the late Jimmy and Brenda Davis Coker.  She was graduate of Union High School and was formerly employed with Conso Products. Mrs. Jennings was an independent caregiver having worked for several families in the Union area. She had a special bond with her patients as well as their families. She also attended various church with the people under her care.

Surviving are a daughter, Cayla Jennings and fiancé Colby Bright; a sister, Robin Coker; a brother, Mark Coker and wife Jennifer; three grandchildren, Cayden Wynn, Jaylynn and Madisyn Bright; nieces, Jasmine and Ashley Valles and Kelsie Lewis; a nephew, T.J. Coker and two great-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale.

Honorary pallbearers will be, T.J. Coker, Matt Lewis, Terry Davis, Colby Bright, Mickey Wingo, and Todd Palmer.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:00 PM Wednesday at the chapel prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the C4 Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 253, Union SC  29379.

The family will be at the home of her brother, Mark and Jennifer Coker, 111 Brookside Dr., Union.

January 26, 2019

Clark J. Young, Jr.
Union, S.C.


Mr. Clark J. Young, Jr. age 74, of 150 Sardis School House Rd., Union, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Spartanburg Medical Center-Mary Black Campus.

Mr. Young was born in Union, April 11, 1944 a son of the late Clark Young, Sr. and Ann Tinker Young. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Surviving are a brother, Joe Young of the home.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Rosemont Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Neil Keisler.

The family is at the home, 150 Sardis School House Rd., Union, SC 29379.

January 25, 2019

Billy Joe Dyer, Jr.
Buffalo, SC


Mr. Billy Joe Dyer, Jr., age 50, husband of Shannon Dyer, of 116 Meadow Lane, Buffalo, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Dyer was born March 14, 1968 in Union, a son of Jenny Adams of Jonesville.  He was a graduate of Jonesville High School and was formerly employed by DKC Logging.  Mr. Dyer was a member of Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  He loved playing high school sports, hunting, and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a daughter, Makayla Dyer and three sons, Devon Dyer, Cameron Dyer, and Cory Dyer.  He was predeceased by a special cousin, Danny (Fred) Little.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, January 28, 2019 at Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Dustin Madala and Coach Pat Littlejohn.

Honorary pallbearers will be, Dicky Fowler, Roy Lipsey, David Faucette, John Adams, Ken Adams, Jr., Will Prince, Jonathan Adams, and Jon Carter.

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

Tori Tyler
(Chrystal Victoria Tyler)
Union, S.C.


Miss Chrystal Victoria “Tori” Tyler, age 20, of 127 Bonham Station Rd., Union, received her heavenly wings, Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Tori was born in Spartanburg, May 27, 1998. She is the daughter of Crystal Tyler Crocker and husband Danny of the home. Her biological parents are Larry Travis Tyler of Union and Michelle Yates Vasquez of Boiling Springs. 

Tori attended Excelsior Middle School where she was a part of Jennie O’Dell and Judy Fant’s class. She also attended Buffalo Elementary School where she was a part of Betsy Sheorn and Betty Ann Carroll’s class. Tori was a member of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her parents are siblings: Jada Tyler, Mallory Vasquez, Melina Vasquez, Joshua Tyler and Mikael Vasquez. Maternal grandparents are Charles and Marilyn Yates of Jonesville. Her aunts and uncles are Chris and Christy Scott and T.J. and Nicole Tyler; cousins are Emma and Anna Scott and Madelyn and Gabriel Tyler all of Union. She is also survived by numerous great-aunts, uncles and cousins. Tori was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Edgar Larry Tyler.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Randy Smith, Rev. Joey Shetley, and Rev. John Lee. Burial will be at Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Joel Candler, David Candler, Zachary Candler, Rodney Gallman, Jeremy Gallman, and Danny Crocker, Jr.  Honorary pallbearer Walker Gallman, Jr.

The following are asked to serve as the honorary escort: Kim Austin, Charlene Gibson, Jamie Duncan, Gwen Ivey, Dana Dann, Richard Miller, Dr. Margot Butler, Dr. Sami Rishmawi, and Dr.  Hannah Sahhar.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Saturday evening at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Miracle League of Union, P.O. Box 425, Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home, 127 Bonham Station Rd. Union.

January, 23, 2019

Sara Geneva Valentine
Union, SC


Ms. Sara Geneva Valentine, age 96, formerly of East Hillcrest Ave., Union, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Ms. Valentine was born February 21, 1922 in Pacolet, a daughter of the late Kelly Valentine and Bertie Mae Lawson Valentine.  She was retired from United Merchants—Union Mill.  Ms. Valentine was a member of Westside Baptist Church.  “Nemo” as she was affectionately known became a mother to her younger brothers and sisters and was a second mother to her nieces and nephews.  Later “Nemo” was Grandmother to younger generations of her family.

Surviving are a brother, Dean Valentine and wife Rowena of Spartanburg and numerous special nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by five siblings, Earl Valentine (Alice), Hazel Self (Bennie), Geraldine Morrow (Charles), Herman Smith Valentine, and James “Pap” Valentine (Alma).

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Wayne Cooke.

Active pallbearers will be Neil Valentine, Lanny Valentine, Rob Valentine, David Valentine, Kevin Morrow, and Steve Morrow.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 until 10:30 AM prior to the services at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at their respective homes.

January 22, 2019

William Calhoun Whitmire, Jr.
Union, SC


Mr. William Calhoun “Billy” Whitmire, Jr, age 76, husband of Ruby Estes Whitmire of 295 Jones Ford Rd., Union, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Whitmire was born in Union, SC March 25, 1942, a son of the late William Calhoun Whitmire, Sr. and Elizabeth Vassey Whitmire. He was a graduate of Woodruff High School and Spartanburg Technical College. Mr. Whitmire retired from Laurens Commission of Public Works as a waste water treatment operator. He was a member of Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church where he has served as a Deacon and Trustee. Mr. Whitmire was a member of Cross Anchor Masonic Lodge.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Beth Green and husband Rocky of Spartanburg; a son, William Calhoun “Bud” Whitmire, III of Union; a brother, Jesse Whitmire and wife Brenda of Union; two grandchildren: Kayla Green and Grace Green both of Spartanburg and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Whitmire was predeceased by a grandchild, Lou Anna Green.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Carrol Caldwell. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Robert Williams, John Williams, Kent Littlejohn, Charles Estes, David Pridemore, George Pridemore, and Don White.

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

Memorials may be made to Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church, 843 Old Buncombe Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 295 Jones Ford Rd., Union.

January 18, 2019

Wilton H. McGowan
Union, S.C.


Mr. Wilton Harmon McGowan, age 77 of Robin Hood Circle, Union, passed away, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at his home.

Mr. McGowan was born in Claxton, GA, March 7, 1941, a son of the late Wilmer Claude McGowan and Severne Weatherford McGowan. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Textile Engineering. Mr. McGowan retired from the textile industry having worked in the Union area for many years.  He was an avid golfer and worked at Fairwood in the pro-shop. He attended Buffalo United Methodist Church where he was a former Sunday School teacher.

Mr. McGowan is survived by a special friend, Sara Settles of Union; two daughters, Julie McGowan Flynn and husband Kevin of Arlington, VA and Sheryl McGowan Milligan and husband John of Colleyville, TX; one son, Kevin McGowan and wife Tracy of Acworth, GA; nine grandchildren, Mary, Henry and Celia Flynn, Johnny, Ansley and Pierce Milligan and Omie, Sam, and Porter McGowan; two nieces and one nephew.  Mr. McGowan was predeceased by a brother, Larry McGowan.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 PM Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held 1:30 PM Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Rosemary Primitive Baptist Church in Metter, GA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1990 Augusta St., Greenville, SC  29605.

January 17, 2019

William Harold Horne
Union, SC


Mr. William Harold Horne, age 73, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Heartland of Union.

Mr. Horne was born July 15, 1945 a son of the late Lewis Horne and Estelle Dabbs Horne.  He was born and raised in Lockhart, SC.  Mr. Horne was a graduate of Lockhart High School and formerly employed with Torrington.  He was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church, the Union Elks Club, and the Union Masonic Lodge No. 75.

Surviving are a daughter, Toni Horne Allen of Union; a son, Derrick Horne of Union; a grandson, William Harold Horne, II of Union; two great-grandsons, Zeek Horne of Union and Nolan Horne of Columbia; a sister, Carol Horne McMakin and husband Jerry of Taylors; a brother, Grady Horne and wife Brenda of Union; a special friend, Bobby Bailey of Union; and a number of nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by four brothers, Aubrey Horne, JD Horne, Robert Horne, and Cham Horne and two sisters, Ruth Gault and Gladys Revis. 

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Heartland of Union and Crescent Hospice for their love and care of Mr. Horne during his illness.

At the request of Mr. Horne, no services are scheduled at this time.

The family is at the home of his daughter, Toni H. Allen, 210-A Springdale Dr., Union, SC 29379.

January 16, 2019

Faye G. Nelson
Jonesville, S.C.


Mrs. Faye Garner Nelson, age 89, widow of Dallas L. Nelson, Sr., of 315 Haile St., Jonesville, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Nelson was born in Kelton, May 10, 1929, a daughter of the late James G. “Jim” Garner and Lillie Lois Mae Sanders Garner. She was a graduate of Kelly-Pinckney High School and was retired from Jonesville Elementary School and Jonesville High School where she worked in the library. Mrs. Nelson was a member of Jonesville Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are two daughters, Cathy N. Orr of the home and Judy N. Weatherford of Winston-Salem, NC; a son, Dallas L. Nelson, Jr. and wife Donna Crocker of Chapin; one grandson, Nelson Trent Weatherford and wife Ashley of Wake Forest, NC; two great-granddaughters, Holden and Emmy Weatherford; and a special niece, Mary Alice Wade of Union. She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Billy Weatherford; two sisters, Ruby G. Sanders and Hilda G Proctor; and two brothers, Aubrey Garner and William Roy Garner.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Jonesville Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Scott Cannon. Burial will follow at Jonesville Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Smitty Smith, Darrell Addis, Barry Moss, Ronnie Garner, Keith Vanderford and Jim Gregory.

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

Memorial may be made to Jonesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 787, Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family will be at the home, 315 Haile St., Jonesville.

January 14, 2019

Edith Loudermilk Quinn
Union, SC


Mrs. Edith Loudermilk Quinn, age 91, of 296 Meansville Rd., Union, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Quinn was born May 26, 1927 in Section, AL, a daughter of the late Edly Loudermilk and Ulmer Harkins Loudermilk.  She was a retired textile worker.  Mrs. Quinn was a member of Philippi Baptist Church.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are two sons, Larry J. Quinn and wife Joan and Jerry A. Quinn all of Buffalo; a daughter-in-law, Terri Quinn Crowell of Shelby, NC; seven grandchildren, Amy Quinn Ford and husband Cleve and their children, Caylin and Mackensie, Robert E. Quinn, Jr. and wife Crystal and their child, Courtney Allen, Nicole Quinn McGrady and husband Robby and their child Natalie, Jennifer Quinn Foster and husband Brad and their children, Kirsten and Gunner, Alan Quinn and wife Lauren and their children, Nathan, Katie and Mason Henderson and Alexis Dawkins, Hannah Quinn Marner and husband Dwight and Heather Quinn Edwards and husband Anthony; she was predeceased by one grandson, Shane Quinn and is survived by his children, Chase, Tyler, and Alyssa; she is also survived by numerous great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  She was also predeceased by one son, Robert E. Quinn.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday. January 16, 2019 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale and Mr. Robby Quinn.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Alan Quinn, Robby Quinn, Robby McGrady, Brad Foster, Cleve Ford, and Zachary Smith.

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

Memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church, C/O Mission Fund, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her son, Larry and Joan Quinn, 1437 Mudbridge Rd., Buffalo, SC 29321.

January 10, 2019

John “JT” Vinson
Lockhart, SC


Mr. John Thomas “JT” Vinson, age 67 of 117 Red Rd., Lockhart Community, Union, widower of Kathy Walker Vinson, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Spartanburg Medical Center.

Mr. Vinson was born in Union, SC June 6, 1951, a son of the late Ernest Vinson and Josie Spiller Vinson. He retired from Cone Mills and was a member of Lockhart Free Will  Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons: Chad Vinson and wife Stacie of Union and Danny Vinson of Lockhart; two grandchildren: Kaycie Vinson and Emma Vinson  of Union; four sisters: Betty Kelly and husband Eddie of Union, Becky McAbee of Clinton, Kathy Henderson of Union and Frances Ansley  of Augusta, GA and a special cousin, Garrett Gibson of Union. Mr. Vinson was predeceased by a sister, Pat Billingsley and two brothers, Bobby Vinson and Louis Vinson.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Sam Baine and Rev. Delos Blanton. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Ray Lindsey, Steve Gibson, Lee Brannon, Logan Vanderford, Joey Allen and Robert Palmer. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Inman and the Coffee Crew of Lockhart One Stop.

Visitation will be held 1:00-3:00 PM Saturday in the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church, 126 Askew Circle, Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 117 Red Road, Lockhart Community, Union.

January 8, 2019

Harold Loyd Thompson
Union, SC


Mr. Harold Loyd Thompson, age 81, of 119 Baber St., Union, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Mr. Thompson was born November 27, 1937 in Union, a son of the late Eddie William Thompson and Pearl Kathleen Horne Thompson.  He was retired as a self-employed painter.  Mr. Thompson was of the Baptist Faith.  He was lovingly called “Guitar” and was involved most of his life in music playing the guitar and was an original member of the Horseshoe Music Club.

Surviving are four sons, Lynn Thompson of Union, Ricky Thompson of Greenwood, Robert Thompson of Rock Hill, and Gerald Thompson of Rock Hill; two sisters, Louise T. Grady and husband Sonny of Cross Keys and Shirley T. Lancaster and husband James of Union and three grandchildren.  He was predeceased by one sister, Dot T. Robinson and four brothers, Ralph Thompson, Fred Thompson, Eddie Barney Thompson, and Bobby Thompson.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Bob Cato.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the services at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel.

The family is at their respective homes.

James “Jim” Greer Wilson
Union, SC


Mr. James “Jim” Greer Wilson, age 65, devoted husband of Teresa S. Wilson of 105 Chelsea Ct., Union, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Mr. Wilson was born in Union, September 16, 1953 a son of the late Charles W. Wilson, Sr. and Nina Greer Wilson.  He was a 1971 graduate of Union High School, a 1972 graduate of Spartanburg Community College, and a 1976 graduate of Clemson University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology.  Mr. Wilson was retired from the Union County School System where he was an Instructor at the Vocational School and had been active in the Athletic Department for many years.  He was an active member of Sardis United Methodist Church where he had previously served as chairman of the Pastor Parrish Committee and on the Administration Council.  Mr. Wilson was a former City Councilman and former Lions Club Member. 

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Catherine Wilson and Jennie Wilson, both of Union; a step-son, Brad Duckett and friend Malesa Benton of Union; a sister, Beth Wells and husband Donald of Union; a brother, Charles W. Wilson, Jr. and friend Edelyn Moore of Union; and a number of nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two nephews, Donnie Wells and Charles W. “Chas” Wilson, IV.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Sardis United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Jeff Farmer and Rev. Dr. Jim Ivey.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be John Rampey, Tim Mitchell, Ed Greer, Kevin Morrow, Frank Pennas, and Paul Greer, II.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mayor Harold Thompson, City of Union Council Members, and the Faculty of Union County High Vocational School.

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

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sardis United Methodist Church, 964 Sardis Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 105 Chelsea Ct., Union, SC 29379.

January 6, 2019

Annie Belle Clayton
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Annie Belle Belue Clayton, age 84, of 4242 Jonesville Lockhart Hwy., Union, widow of Lewis Lee Clayton, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at her home.

Mrs. Clayton was born in Union Co., August 16, 1934, a daughter of the late Harold and Annie Wynona Gault Belue. She was a member of Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are three daughters, Patti Hall of Spartanburg, Cathy Dillard and Linda Clayton both of Union, two sisters, Deloris Clayton and husband Sam and Blanche Blackston and husband Doug all of Union; three brothers, Drexel Belue and wife Carolyn of Sharon, Johnny Belue and wife Carolyn and Pete Belue and wife Jean all of Union; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, January 7, 2019 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Steve Lemons. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Jeremy Parris, Jeff Clayton, Kenny Clayton, Jacob Hall, Macey Price and Maggie White.

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

Memorials may be made to Mt.
Tabor Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 309, Lockhart, SC 29364.


Mack Eugene Vanderford, Sr.
Union, S.C.


Mack Eugene Vanderford, Sr, age 85, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 5, 2019.  He was a patient in Hospice Care at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. 

Mr.  Vanderford was born in Union County on January 16, 1933. He was predeceased by his wife, June Hendrix Vanderford, and was the son of the late Pete and Jennie Candler Vanderford.   Mr Vanderford was of the Christian faith, and was saved by the Grace of God through the birth, death and resurrection of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who died for his sins.  Mr. Vanderford confessed, professed, and accepted this blessing from God the Father.  He attended Lockhart Schools and was self-employed as a wholesale automobile dealer.  Mr. Vanderford began his career as an employee of the General Motors Company in Flint, Michigan where he assembled motor vehicles for General Motors.  His passion in life was always centered on his friends and clients in the wholesale auto business, and he was a friend to many.  He was compassionate and helpful to individuals in need.

Surviving are a daughter, Vicki Vanderford Howell of Adamsburg, and, a son, Mack Eugene "Gene" Vanderford, Jr. and wife Cynthia Sloan Vanderford of Landrum; nine grandchildren: Casey Scott Watkins and his wife Monica Inman Watkins of Union; Jonathan Sloan Vanderford and his wife Kylie Allen Vanderford of Campobello; Sarabeth Vanderford Bennett and her husband Charles Gabriel Bennett  of Wellford; Takafumi Arai and his wife Yuka Arai of Tokyo, Japan; and Itsumi Matsuura of Yokohama, Japan; five great-grandchildren: Andrew James Inman and Cohen Grant Watkins of Lockhart; Sadie Marie Vanderford, Mack Sloan Vanderford, and Jonah Allen Vanderford of Campobello; Rosamae Ruth Bennett of Wellford; and, Joe Arai of Tokyo, Japan.   He is also survived by three sisters-in-law: Shirley Hendrix Ham and Ann Greer Hendrix of Union, and Phyllis Hendrix Stanley and husband John Stanley of Ontario Canada.  In addition, Mr. Vanderford is survived by 11 nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Danny Howell, a great-granddaughter, Bella Reece Watkins; three sisters: Kathleen Revels, Sally “Pid” Palmer, and Vernell “Doodie” Vanderford; and, one brother, Clarence “Buddy” Vanderford. 

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Union Memorial Gardens, 1720 Whitmire Highway, Union, South Carolina 29379 by Rev. Terry Rainey of Motlow Creek Baptist Church, and Ms. Donna Belcher Fowler of Campobello.  The family will be receiving friends at the graveside immediately following the graveside service (rather than at their homes).  Thank you to all friends for respecting our private time to reflect on our loved one at this difficult time.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Music Ministry, 373 Wesley Chapel Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family also expresses heartfelt gratitude to the SRMC 4th Floor RN's, CNA’s and Housekeeping Staff as well as his Case Worker and Palliative Care Coordinator for their sincere concern for and medical attention to Mr. Mack.

January 1, 2019

Nancy W. Brewington
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Nancy West Brewington, age 56, wife of Rickie Don Brewington of 137 Hilltop View, Union, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at her home.

Mrs. Brewington was born in Union, November 5, 1963, a daughter of the late John N. West and Hazel Ruth Hall West. She was formerly employed with Conso Products of Union and was a member at Trinity Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Richie N. Gregory and wife Stacey of Union, two sisters, Johnnie Heatherly and husband Steve of Buffalo and Rhonda Lewis and husband D.J. of Gastonia, NC; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Brewington was predeceased by a son, Robbie Gregory and a daughter, Rhonda Gregory.

A memorial service will be held at the home of Johnnie Heatherly, 121 Harley Dr., Buffalo, 3:00 PM Thursday January 3, 2019 conducted by Rev. Neil Keisler.

 

 

 


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