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July 2005

 July 1, 2005

Johnnie S. Gowan
Former Jonesville resident


JONESVILLE — Johnnie Sue Smith Gowan, 85, widow of Stewart Gowan Jr., formerly of 570 Rogerstown Road, Jonesville, died Thursday, June 30, 2005 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Mrs. Gowan was born Feb. 2, 1920, a daughter of the late Jesse and Rosie Sentel Smith. She was a member of Jonesville Church of God and the Women Auxiliary of the church. Mrs. Gowan was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are:two daughters, Kay G. Vaughan and husband Buddy of Jonesville and Julie Hatfield of Midland, Texas; a son, Bobby Gowan of Conyers, Ga.; a daughter-inlaw, Margaret Gowan of Clover; six grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren and a special friend, Winnie Gore of Jonesville. Mrs. Gown was predeceased by a son, Jesse Gowan.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jonesville Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Roger Byrd.

The family will receive friends at the Jonesville Church of God reception hall immediately following the graveside services.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Kay and Buddy Vaughan, 570 Rogerstown Road, Jonesville, S.C. 29353.

Memorials may be made to the Jonesville Church of God, Forest St., Jonesville, S.C. 29353.

Wanda R. McGuire
Former Medway Residential Care
Center employee


Wanda Faye Rollins McGuire, 52, of 872 Shaw Road, Woodruff, died Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at her home after a brief illness.

Mrs. McGuire was born in Newberry, Oct. 13, 1952, a daughter of the late Reuben B. and Flossie Lee Kendrick Rollins. She was formerly employed with the Medway Residential Care Center in Moore and attended the Poplar Spring Full Gospel Church.

Surviving are three sisters, Elsie Sutcliffe of Lexington, Diane Edwards of Gray Court and Connie Simmons of Woodruff; a brother, Tommy Rollins of Union and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. McGuire was predeceased by two brothers and a twin sister.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Todd Black. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Stanley Robinson, Daniel Robinson, Jody Simmons, Jason Yarborough, D.J. Collier and Brad Simmons.

Visitation will be held tonight from 7 until 9 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home of her brother, Tommy and Linda Rollins, 137 Short St., Union.

July 4, 2005

Terry Wayne Gibson

JONESVILLE, SC-- Mr. Terry Wayne Gibson, 49, of 140 T. Bishop Road, Jonesville, SC, died July 1, 2005.

Mr. Gibson was born August 17, 1955, son of the late Ernest Elijah and Ester Craft Gibson. He was an electrician with J & B Electrical and was formerly employed with Daniel Construction Company. He had attended Union High School.

Surviving are a son, Michael Wayne Gibson of Union; two brothers, Bennie Gibson and Johnnie Gibson, both of Union; a niece, Amanda Pettit and husband Michael of Jonesville; along with a number of other nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Audrey Sherbert of Union.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at Ottaray Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9:00 p.m. Monday at the Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Terry Wayne Gibson Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of his niece, Amanda Pettit, 253 Rogerstown Road, Jonesville, SC.

July 5, 2005

Gene David Glass Sr.
World War II veteran


Gene David Glass Sr., 77, of Union, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Glass was born in Union on Sept. 28, 1927, the son of the late Francis Satterfield and Lenora Howell Glass.

He graduated Union High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church of Union, a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class, The American Legion and The Elks Club. Mr. Glass was retired from Cone Mills in Carlisle and a former postal worker after retirement.

Surviving are children Julie Glass Rutledge and husband John of Spartanburg, Gene “Buster” Glass and wife Renee of Seneca, Linda Stone Warshell and husband Bill of Oklahoma City, Okla., Laura Burgess Willard and husband Steve of Union, Joey Burgess and wife Lynn of Manning, Jimmy Burgess of Louisville, Ky, Becky Burgess Williams of Union; a special friend Mary Del Eubanks of Union; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at Bethel United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be David Glass, Casey Glass, Steve Willard, Joey Burgess, Ralph Edwards and David Turner. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class, Al Plemmons and Mark Glass.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. prior to the service.

The family is at the home of Laura and Steve Willard, 120 Highland Drive, Union.

Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 1705 Lockhart Highway, Union, S.C. 29379.

July 6, 2005

Mary G. Vanderford
Union resident

Mary Ruth Garner Vanderford, 96, of 100 Churchill St., Union, widow of Guy W. Vanderford, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after a period of declining health.

Mrs. Vanderford was born in Cherokee County, June 12, 1909, a daughter of the late Ellison R. and Belle Vaughan Garner. She was active in her community and church where her advice and counsel was sought by her peers. Mrs. Vanderford was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years; helped organize the first youth group; and formed the UMW where she served as president for many years. She also helped organize many fund raisers and special projects to assist in the building programs of the church. She was a member of the Marian Conard Sunday School Class. To honor her faithfulness, the church named a class, the Mary Ruth Vanderford Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Vanderford is survived by two daughters, Laura V. Farr and husband Ned of Union and their family, Donald Farr and wife Pam, along with their children Matthew Guy Farr and Lauren F. Daggetts and husband Brett and their son, Aiden, all of Lakeland, Fla..; daughter, Dolly V. Mahaffey of Spartanburg and her two daughters, Lindy M. Kloskey and her three children, Erin K. Couchell and husband Chris, Mark Kloskey, all of Spartanburg and Richard Kloskey and wife Kalen of Columbia and Rose Mary M. Still and husband Bow and their three children, Bowman, Lawson and Jack, all of Spartanburg. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mary H. Garner of Union and Leda Mace Garner of Florence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Alan Quarles. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Donald Farr, Richard Kloskey, Mark Kloskey, Bow Still, Bowman Still and Lawson Still.

The Mary Ruth Vanderford and the Marian Conard Sunday School classes of the church are asked to sit in a group.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church prior to the funeral.

Memorials may be made to the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Kay Wright, 4323 Lockhart Highway, Union, S.C. 29379.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Farr, 100 Churchill St., Union.

July 11, 2005

Susie N. Cool
Buffalo resident


NEWBERRY — Susie Irene Nabors Cool, 87, widow of Daniel J. Cool, of the J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home in Newberry, died Saturday, July 9, 2005. Mrs. Cool was born in Buffalo, Nov. 3, 1917, a daughter of the late Brooks Patton Nabors and Sally Lois Gregory Nabors. She was retired form United Merchants, Buffalo Plant and was a member of the Enoree Baptist Church in Newberry. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Cool is survived by a number of cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., today, July 11, 2005, at Putman Baptist Church Cemetery. conducted by Mr. Steven Ragan.

Ralph Harold Young
Retired from United Merchants

Ralph Harold Young, 79, of 148 Sardis School House Road, Union died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at the home of his niece, Brenda Mobley.

Mr. Young was born in Union, April 24, 1926, the son of the late Inez Young Blankenship. He was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church for over 64 years. Mr. Young retired from United Merchants, Union Mill.

Mr. Young is survived by two nieces, Brenda Mobley and Dale Horne and her husband John, all of Union; one great-nephew, Jason Mobley, two great-nieces, Penney Deaton and Wendy Horne, all of Union; one half-sister, Ann Elliott and two half-brothers, Jimmy Blankenship and Junior Blankenship of Granite Falls, N.C. Mr. Young was predeceased by his beloved sister, Dorothy Young.

Graveside services will be held at 5 p.m. today, July 11, at Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery by Dr. Anita Bozardt, the Rev. Randy Smith and Mr. Mobley’s cousins, Bill Gallman and his wife Jan.

Active pallbearers will be Terry Young, Jason Mobley, Douglas Horne, Jerry McDonald, Bill Gallman and John Horne.

The following are asked to form the honorary escort: Paul Burgess and Steve Hoffman.

Visitation will be at Sardis United Methodist Church from 4-5 p.m. prior to the graveside services.

Memorials may be made to Sardis United Methodist Church, 964 Sardis Road, Union, S.C. 29379

The family is at the home of his niece, Brenda Mobley, 120 Sardis School House Road, Union, S.C.

July 12, 2005

Vernon W. Boulware
Retired from United Merchants


Vernon W. Boulware, 81, of 251 Gin Circle, Buffalo, died Sunday, July 10, 2005 at Wallace Thomson Hospital. He was the widower of Eva Nell Boulware. Mr. Boulware was born Feb. 14, 1924, the son of the late Belton and Lula Fee Boulware.

Mr. Boulware was retired from United Merchants, Buffalo Plant, and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Buffalo.

Surviving are two daughters, Irene B. Abrams and Lorene B. Vinson, both of Buffalo; a grandson, James Eric Vinson of Buffalo; two great-grandchildren, Kayla Vinson and Kaitlyn Vinson, both of Union; a brother, Thomas Boulware and wife Frances of Buffalo; a sister, Nellie Lawson of Buffalo; a number of nieces and nephews and a special pet, Jellybean. Mr. Boulware was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Boulware.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at New Hope Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Johnny Burgess and the Rev. Jerry Lawson. Burial will be in Putman Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Roy Turner, Jackie Phipps, Arlie Eller, Graig Price, Chris Boulware and Ronnie Fisher.

The following are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday to form the honorary escort: Rion Boulware, Ronald Inabinett, Ronald Clendenon, James Whitehead, William Keisler, Clifford Littlejohn, Dr. Gerald D. Fielder. The ICU nursing staff at Wallace Thomson Hospital is asked to sit in a group.

The family will receive friends tonight, July 12, 2005, from 6:30 until 8:30 at the funeral home. The family is at the home, 251 Gin Circle, Buffalo. Memorials may be made to new Hope Baptist Church, 308 Linersville Road, Union, S.C.

July 13, 2005

Godfrey B. Fowler Jr.
Retired respiratory therapis
t

JONESVILLE — Godfrey Bee Fowler Jr., 66, of 1348 Gaffney Highway, Jonesville, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Fowler was born Oct. 31, 1938, a son of Mary Ruth Hayes Clark of Fayetteville, N.C., and the late Godfrey Bee Fowler Sr. He was a retired respiratory Therapist having worked at hospitals in Yadkinville and Kernsville in North Carolina. Mr. Fowler was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was of the Baptist faith. Since moving to Jonesville he attended Jonesville United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Patricia Ann Fowler Lawrence and Peggy Clark Trogdon, both of Fayetteville; a niece, Melanie Pate Norton of Wilmington; a nephew, Kevin Russell Pate of Fayetteville; two cousins, States Rights Aycock of Wickliffe, Ky., and Nancy Aycock Garner of Jonesville; and a number of other cousins and close friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Jonesville United Methodist Church, 222 Pacolet St., Jonesville, S.C. 29353 or the American Cancer Society.

July 14, 2005

David A. Cagle
Florida resident


Memorial services for David Anthony Cagle who died June 25, 2005, in Cocoa, Fla., will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Sardis United Methodist Church by the Rev. Anita Bozardt and the Rev. Angelia Price. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be at the grave site.

Mr. Cagle is survived by his mother, Ellen Jo Young Cagle of Union; two sons, Eric Houde of Minot, N.D., and Tony Houde of Mallough, Mass.; three sisters, Karen L. Wilson and husband, George of St. Matthews, Vicki P. Shenk and husband Charles of Athens, Ga., and Bonnie M. Steelman and husband Jonathan of Forest, Va.; and three grandchildren, Kayla, Jared and Liam.

The family is at the home of his mother, 1151 Sardis Road, Union, S.C. 29379.

Memorials may be made to Sardis United Methodist Church, 964 Sardis Road, Union, S.C. 29379.

Clarence E. Horne
World War II veteran


Clarence E. Horne, 88, widower of Mable Taylor Horne, of 302 Spring St., Union, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at his home after a sudden illness.

Mr. Horne was born in Union July 11, 1917, a son of the late George T. Horne and Ester Sinclair Horne Henderson. He was retired from Joanna Mills and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II. Mr. Horne attended Full Gospel Tabernacle of God Church.

Mr. Horne is the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are a daughter, Erlene Sparks Gore of Union; two sons, Harold E. Horne and Donnie S. Horne and wife, Kim, all of Union; 10 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Mr. Horne was predeceased by a daughter, Frances Spencer Pittman.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Rick Cook. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Friday prior to the funeral services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Full Gospel Tabernacle of God Church, 2860 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Buffalo, S.C. 29321. The family is at the home of his son, Donnie and Kim Horne, 207 Hightower Lake Road, Union, S.C. 29379.

July 18, 2005

Larry D. Knox
Former Kohler Co. foreman


JONESVILLE — Larry Darrell Knox, 51, husband of Donna Roberts Knox of 325 Fairview St., Jonesville, died Saturday, July 16, 2005 at Spartanburg Restorative Care after an extended illness.

Mr. Knox was born Dec., 17, 1953, the son of the late Wilbur and Annie Boulware Knox. Mr. Knox was previously employed as a foreman with Kohler Co. and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of various Bass Fishing Clubs in South Carolina.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Chasity K. Hames and husband Robbie of Jonesville; a son, Larry Wayne Knox of the home; a sister, Vivian Brewington of Buffalo; and three grandchildren, Austin Cole Tinsdale, Colin Reese Hames and Bethany Cadance Hames. Mr. Knox was predeceased by a brother, Harold Knox.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2005 at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel conducted by the Rev. Johnny Burgess. Burial will be in the Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Elzie Newton, Tommy Roark, Roger Turner, Keith Henderson, Rick Peeler, Jerry Freeman, Danny Owensby and Eugene Rector.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Johnson, Dennis Johnson, David Boulware, Jerry Boulware, Bobby Boulware, Steve Owens, Tommy Brewington, Ricky Malpass, David Varner, James Willard, Dean Quinn, Gene Quinn, Ricky Boulware, William Boulware, Chris Boulware, Bobby Fullbright and Gene Dawkins.

The family received friends Sunday at the Jonesville Chapel.

The family is at the home, 325 Fairview St., Jonesville, S.C. 29353.

Joseph William Shick
Foster Park Elementary student

Joseph William Shick, 6-year-old son of Thomas Michael and Cynthia Dawn Fowler Shick of 144 Greenway Drive, Union, died Friday, July 15, 2005, from injuries sustained in an a u t o m o b i l e accident.

Joseph was born in Spar tanburg on March 7, 1999. He was a rising firstgrader at Foster Park Elementary School, where he had completed kindergarten. He attended Mon-Aetna Baptist Church with his family.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Jeffrey Thomas Shick and Jonathan Ryan Shick, both of the home; a sister, Caroline Elizabeth Shick of the home; his maternal grandparents, Don and Rickie Fowler of Union; his paternal grandparents, Roland and Joan Shick of Columbia; three aunts and uncles, Kathy and Charles Price of Florence; Lisa and Keith Wilson of Florida and Robert and Dianne Shick of Columbia.

Joseph was predeceased by a sister, Amara Dawn Shick; and an uncle, Jeffrey Roland Shick.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Benny Green and the Rev. Robert Emory. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Robert Shick, Dennis Russell, Chris Stewart and Matt Goodfellow.

The family received friends Sunday night from 7-9 at Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, P.O. Box 72, Union, 29379.

The family is at the home, 144 Greenway Drive, Union.

July 21, 2005

Carrie E. Kingsmore
Former Sedalia resident


BALTIMORE, Md. — Carrie Ellen Johnson Kingsmore, 86, formerly of Sedalia, died July 20, 2005 in Baltimore. Mrs. Kingsmore was the beloved wife of the late John B. Kingsmore and the devoted mother of John Mack Kingsmore of Travelers Rest and Kenny Kingsmore of Bel Air, Md.

Mrs. Kingsmore is also survived by a sister, Nancy Lamb of Cross Anchor and grandchildren, Jeffrey, Stacey, Lauren and Maureen and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2005 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Tim Anderson. Burial will be in Putman Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jeffrey Kingsmore, Robyn Jones, Dan Burnett, Johnny Kingsmore, Vic Kingsmore and Edward Craig.

Kathleen A. Knox
Union native


Kathleen Elizabeth Alexander Knox, 79, widow of Ralph Vernon “Cotton” Knox, formerly of 102 Second St., Union, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Knox was born in Union, June 10, 1926, a daughter of the late Clarence and Virginia Bailey Alexander. She was retired from Lockheed-Martin in Orlando, Fla., and was a member of Crestview Baptist Church, formerly Westside Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Terri Knox Haire of Union; two sons, Donald Ray Knox of Charleston and Ralph Michael Knox of Columbia; a sister, Betty Jean Garrett of DeBerry, Fla.; a brother, Charles Alexander of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Billy Haire, Todd Haire, Amy Funderburk, Beth-Ann Marie Knox Bowers, Meredith Lauren Knox, Christopher David Knox and David Michael Knox; and six greatgrandchildren, August Dillon Haire, Natalie Grace Haire, Kaitlyn Funderburk, Nicole Funderburk, Cayleb David Knox and Ethan Daniel Knox.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Scott Crede and the Rev. Jerry Lawson. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Tim Brannon, Christopher Knox, David Knox, Jamie Bowers, George Bates, and Marshall Adams.

Honorary pallbearer will be August Dillon Haire.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at the Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Terri K. Haire, 102 Second St., Union, S.C. 29379.

Memorials may be made to Crestview Baptist Church, P.O. Box 702, Union, S.C. 29379.

July 22, 2005

Mary C. Price

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mary Charles Price, 80, wife of Sidney Price, died Monday, July 18, 2005 in Raleigh. Mrs. Price was the daughter of the late Jennie Lee Smith. She is survived by two sisters, O ‘Dell Ruth of Union and Lois Steward of Jonesville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2005 in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh. Announcement courtesy of S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Mae F. Sherbert
Former Welcome Grill owner


Mae Fore Sherbert, 87, widow of Thomas D. Sherbert Sr., died Thursday, July 21, 2005 in Oakmont Nursing Home in Greenville.

Mrs. Sherbert and her husband owned and operated the Welcome Grill Restaurant in Union for 32 years. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and a devoted citizen of Union.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Sherbert Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Carlisle Sherbert, both of Union; grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Sherbert Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Fox Crater, Mr. and Mrs. Gator Hudson and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Sherbert and her great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2005 at Union Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Jack Eason.

Friends and family will be received at the home of her son, Thomas and Janet Sherbert, 405 Brookside Drive, following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, S.C. 29379 or to Meals on Wheels, c/o Monte Lancaster, Arthur State Bank, Union, S.C. 29379.

July 23, 2005

Imogene Robbs Plexico
Union resident

Imogene Robbs Plexico, 47, wife of Wayne Plexico, of 1207 West Main St., Union, died Friday, July 22, 2005 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mrs. Plexico was born in Laurens, July 25, 1957, a daughter of the late William Thomas and Lessie Kiker Robbs.

Surviving are two daughters, Kim Plexico of the home and Regina Aste and husband Joey of Spartanburg; four sisters, Sherry Wix of Enoree, Ann Robbs of Gray Court, Tammie Robbs of Spartanburg and Debra Scott of Union; and one grandson, Jacob Aste of Spartanburg.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel by Rev. Ken Owens. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Gene Revis, Max Revis, Eric Edgins, Michael Littlejohn, Jeff Satterfield and Anthony Kiker.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

The family is at the home, 1207 West Main St., Union, S.C. 29379.

July 25, 2005

Myrtle H. Wilson

Myrtle Howell Wilson, 84, widow of James Clifford “J.C.” Wilson of 200 Hicks St., Union, died at Wallace Thomson Hospital Sunday, July 24, 2005 after a period of declining health.

Mrs. Wilson was born in Union on July 31, 1920, a daughter of the late William “Babe” Howell and Emma Lavonia Gregory Howell. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda W. Simmons of Enoree and Teresa Ann Hicks of Pacolet; three sons, Jimmy Wilson and wife Frances and Michael Wilson and wife Connie, all of Union and Eddie Wayne Wilson and wife Barbara of Jonesville; a sonin-law and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Karen Wilson Black of Union and Ella Mae Wilson; two sisters, Wilhelmina “Willie” Kirby and Evelyn Knox, both of Union; a brother, James Howell and wife Joan of Buffalo; 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Wilson was predeceased by a son, Donald Bruce Wilson and a grandson, Donald Lloyd Wilson and two brothers and three sisters.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Rosemont Cemetery by the Rev. Neil Keisler and the Rev. Jerry Lawson.

Active pallbearers will be Bruce Wayne Wilson, Jeff Wilson, Ricky Wilson, Mike Bledsoe, Paul Hughes and J.T. Gregory.

The body is at the home, 200 Hicks St., where the family will receive friends.

July 27, 2005

Brenda V. West
Former Arrow Automotive employee


Brenda Varner West, 59, wife of Bobby M. West of 1506 Mt. Lebanon Road, Pauline, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after years of declining health.

Mrs. West was born in Union, Feb. 18, 1946, a daughter of the late Ernest and Bessie Trammell Varner. She was formerly employed with Arrow Automotive and was a former beautician. Mrs. West was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church where she volunteered with the Home-Bound Program.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sisters, Janice West of Union and Virginia Cousino of North Augusta; a granddaughter, Brenda Ann “Bre” Spry. Mrs. West was predeceased by a daughter, Sherry West Spry and a grandson, Jeffrey Paul Spry.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. Randy Pettit. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday night from 6:30 until 8:30 at the Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home, 1506 Mt. Lebanon Road, Pauline, S.C. 29372.

July 28, 2005

Doris F. Burton
Retired from Union County Schools


JONESVILLE — Mrs. Doris Elaine Fowler Burton, 65, wife of Robert C. Burton of 215 Park Drive, Jonesville, died Thursday, July 28, 2005 after an extended illness.

Mrs. Burton was born May 1, 1940, a daughter of Carlisle Fowler of Jonesville and the late Doris Brown Fowler Hyatt. She was retired from Union County Schools after 22 years and was a member of Gilead Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband and father are a daughter, Amy B. Eaves of Jonesville; a son, Robert Neil Burton and wife Tina of Cowpens; a sister and brother, Barbara Woodward and Elliott Fowler, both of Jonesville; four grandchildren, Luke Millwood, Kayce Campbell, Karlee Campbell and Cliff Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2005 at Gilead Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Lawton Neely. Burial will be in Jonesville Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Cliff Campbell, Chuck Fowler, Edward Hall, Jank Gruver, Dean Alexander and Steve Thompson.

Visitation will be from 7 until 9 tonight at Holcombe Funeral Home in Union.

The family is at the home, 215 Park Dr., Jonesville.

Memorials may be made to Gilead Baptist Church, 748 Gaffney Hwy., Jonesville, S. C. 29353.

Ethel B. Greer
Former Spartanburg General
Hospital employee


Mrs. Etha Leora Bevis Greer, 94, widow of John Monroe Greer, of Oakmont Nursing Center, died Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after a brief illness.

Mrs. Greer was born Oct. 26, 1910 in Jonesville, a daughter of the late Joseph Crawford Bevis and Sally Sanders Bevis. Mrs. Greer was a homemaker and was formerly employed for over 10 years at Spartanburg General Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Union.

Surviving are two daughters, Sally Greer Hart of West Springs and Marjorie Greer Marcello of Glenn Springs; a sister, Jessie B. Clary of Columbia; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Greer was predeceased by two sons, John B. Greer and Franklin D. Greer.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lower Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Dr. Joe Wilson Smith.

The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

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

The family is at the home of her daughter, Sally G. Hart, 461 Lee Road., West Springs community, Jonesville, S. C. 29353.

Beulah S. Ochiltree
Former Union resident


Beulah Scales Ochiltree, 81, widow of Albert Woodrow Ochiltree Sr., formerly of 311 Blassengame St., Union, died at the Aiken Regional Medical Center Wednesday, July 27, 2005 after a long illness.

Mrs. Ochiltree was born in Kelton Jan. 21, 1924, a daughter of the late Lonnie C. and Nettie Palmer Scales. She was retired from F&K Textiles and was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

Surviving are: a daughter, Brenda Thompson of Union; a son, Albert Ochiltree Jr. and wife Brenda of Union; a sister, Lenora Childress of Mauldin; a brother, Guy Scales of Jonesville; eight grandchildren, Cheryl Inman, Rhonda Lee, David Roach, Chris Roach, Lesa Nichols, Jill Crocker, Kristi Moss and Dawn Spencer and 16 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ochiltree was predeceased by a daughter, Rovella Ann Ochiltree.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2005 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Keith Sweat and the Rev. Jerry Lawson. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Jack Scales, David Roach, Chris Roach, L. C. Johnson, Jason Erwin, Mitchell Parkins and Lynn Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Johnson, Jerry Johnson, and Johnny Brooks.

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

After 2 p.m. Friday, the body will be placed in the home at 311 Blassengame St., Union where the family will receive friends.

July 29, 2005

Lillie Mae S. Scruggs
Union native


GAFFNEY — Mrs. Lillie Mae Smith Scruggs, 78, widow of Lewis L. Scruggs of 2302 Union Highway, Gaffney, died Thursday, July 28, 2005, at her home after a sudden illness.
Mrs. Scruggs was born in Union July 6, 1927, a daughter of the late Wylie Drayton Smith and Lois West Smith. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Vicki Queen and husband Dale of Shelby, NC; a son, George Scruggs and wife Brenda of Gaffney; two sisters and a brother, Mary Lee Allen, Alien Smith and William Smith, all of Union; six grandchildren, Anita Jones, Drayton Scruggs, Kimberly Martin, Joshua Brown, Michael Brown, Wendy Vippermin; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Scruggs was predeceased by two sisters and a brother, Juanita Scruggs, Clara Wright and Jim Ray Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2005 at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church in Gaffney conducted by the Rev. Richard Lancaster and the Rev. Mike Proctor. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery in Union.

Pallbearers will be Dale Wilkerson, Edward Mayfield, Kenny Dawkins, Mickey Bright, Ronnie Blanton, Charles McCullough, Gary Ramsey and Ricky Hall.

The body will be at the home of her son, George and Brenda Scruggs, 603 Garvin Lake Rd., Gaffney and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Sunday to await the hour of service. Memorials may be made to Kirby Memorial Baptist Church, Chandler Drive, Gaffney, S. C. 29340 or to Faith Baptist Church, 2738 S. Post Rd., Shelby, NC, 28152.

July 30, 2005

Judy L. Evans
Avon Representative


BUFFALO — Mrs. Judy Liner Evans, 63, of 920 Linersville Rd., Buffalo, died Friday, July 29, 2005 at 9:55 a.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness.

Mrs. Evans was born in Buffalo on July 23, 1942, a daughter of the late Robert Dixon Liner and Nellie Wilson Liner. She was a member of the Buffalo Baptist Church and had been an Avon Representative for a number of years.

Surviving are a daughter, Jacqueline E. Briggs and husband David of Buffalo; two brothers, Joel Ray Liner of Buffalo and Mike Liner and wife Debra of Pauline; and two grandchildren, Amanda Briggs and Nicole Phillips.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Ricky Cook.

The family is at the home, 920 Linersville Rd., Buffalo, and will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 until 8:30.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels in care of Monte Lancaster, Arthur State Bank, Union, S. C. 29379 or to the American Arthritis Foundation-Carolina Chapter, 200 E. Woodlawn Rd., Suite 156, Charlotte, NC 28217.

 

 



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