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July 2010

July 31 , 2010

Paul Plotkin, MD

Dr. Paul Plotkin, age 88, of Alpharetta, Georgia, formally of Miami Beach, Florida died Thursday, July 28, 2010, at his home after an extended illness.

Born in Chicago, Illinois on October 4, 1921, he was the son of the Jacob and Dina Hochberg Plotkin. He was a 1937 graduate of Manley High School in Chicago, a 1941 graduate of the University of Illinois, and received his Medical Degree from the University Of Illinois School Of Medicine in Chicago in 1944. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army as a Regimental Surgeon.

Following the war, he moved to Miami Beach, Florida where he began an Internal Medicine Practice specializing in Cardiology, retiring in 1988. Dr. Plotkin was a member of the American Medical Association, The Florida State Medical Society, was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami School Medicine, a lifetime member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, a member of the Miami Yacht Club, Temple Emanuel of Miami Beach, and the Men’s Club of the Temple.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Morton Plotkin, and a grandson, Wade Phillip Sprow.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Edyth Zeigmund Plotkin of the home, five children, son, Dr. Michael D. Plotkin, his wife, Erica, of Olympia, Washington, and their children, Dr. Benjamin Plotkin, his wife, Thuy, and Dr. Anna Plotkin Kitzmann, and her husband, Dan; son, Joseph A. “Jay” Plotkin, his wife, Susan of Woodstock, Georgia, and their daughter, Ilene Plotkin Lakin, her husband, David, and their children, Sophie and Seth; daughter, Gale Plotkin Sprow, her husband, Carson of Union, South Carolina, and their sons, Abraham “Avi” Adler, his wife, Dorina, and their daughters, Hannah and Julia, Jeremy Adler, Adam Adler and his fiance’, Johanna Twersky; son, Norman L. Plotkin, his wife, Lois, of Sandy Springs, Georgia, and their daughters, Julie Plotkin and Shoshana Plotkin; son, Dr. Jacob S. Plotkin, his wife, Dr. Ruth Ann Plotkin of Brownsville, Texas, and their children, Ariel Plotkin and Aaron Plotkin, one brother and sister-in-law, Bernard Plotkin and his wife, Betty of Miami Beach, Florida; sister-in-law, Rosalyn Plotkin of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, sister-in-law, Marilyn Zeigmund Bau, and husband, Lawrence of Laguna Woods, California.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 1, 2010, at 10 o’clock at the Orchards of Sweet Apple clubhouse with the family receiving friends until 12 o’clock noon. Commital services will be held Monday, August 2, 2010, at 9:30 o’clock at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. Both services will be conducted by Rabbi Harvey Winokur, Cantor Barbara Margulis of Temple Kehillat Chaim and Cantor Benjamin Adler of Temple Emanuel.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request memorial contributions may be made to Greater Atlanta Hadassah, Metula Group, 47 Perimeter Center East, Suite 210, Atlanta, GA 30346, the Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30327, or to the Parkinson’s Research Foundation, P.O. Box 20256, Sarasota, Florida 34276.

Linda Gail Allison
Union, SC

Ms. Linda Gail Allison, age 55, of 135 Timberlake Rd., Union, SC died suddenly Thursday, July 22, 2010 at her home.

Ms. Allison was born in Union, SC November 27, 1954, a daughter of the late Lewis “Tater” Horne and Hattie Brown Horne. She was a graduate of Union High School and was a homemaker.

Surviving are a daughter, Wendy Lynn Allison England; two sons: Ricky Joshua Allison and Bobby Wayne Moss; father of the children, Ricky Gene Allison all of Union; a sister, Joyce Pettit; a brother, Andrew Johnson Horne both of Union and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, July 30, 2010 at her home, 135 Timberlake Rd. Union, SC 29379. Visitation will follow the memorial service.

July 30 , 2010

Brenda S. Boulware
UNION S.C.

Mrs. Brenda Starnes Boulware, age 49 of 111 Buffalo St., Buffalo, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Wallace Thompson Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Boulware was born in Lancaster, November 23, 1960 and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter: Rita Mackessy of Taylors; a son: Matthew Boulware of Buffalo; 5 grandchildren: Logan and Kelsey Mackessy both of Sumter and Hunter, Jacob, and Landen Boulware all of Buffalo.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at the home of Judy Gault, 116 South St., Buffalo, conducted by Rev. Ricky Cook. Visitation will follow the memorial service. The family will also be at the home of Linda Craig, 138 Short St., Union.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brenda S. Boulware Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC, 29379.

July 23, 2010

David Michael Turner
Union, S.C.

Mr. David Michael Turner, age 41, of 102 Bluebird St., Union, passed away Friday morning, July 23, 2010 from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Mr. Turner was born in Union, April 23, 1969, a son of William M. Turner and Bonita Joan Medford Turner of the home. He was owner and operator of David's Lawn Service and attended Christian Fellowship Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter: Kelsey Leigh Turner and a son: Andrew Michael Turner and Kim Ruby, mother of Kelsey and Andrew all of Buffalo; aunts and uncles: Carolyn Turner, Judy and Kenny Scott, Billy and Barbara Medford all of Union, FL, Mary Ann and Robert Murphy, Darryll Medford, Joyce Gregory all of Buffalo, Mary S. and Ken Black of Titusville, FL, Brian Medford of Steadman, NC, and Wid Medford of Akron, OH; and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, July 26, 2010 at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Randy Smith. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held 7:00 until 9:00 PM Sunday evening at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 557 Kelly Rd., Union, SC, 29379.

The family is at the home, 102 Bluebird St., Union.

Linda Gail Allison
Union, SC

Ms. Linda Gail Allison, age 55, of 135 Timberlake Rd., Union, SC died suddenly Thursday, July 22, 2010 at her home.

Ms. Allison was born in Union, SC November 27, 1954, a daughter of the late Lewis “Tater” Horne and Hattie Brown Horne. She was a graduate of Union High School and was a homemaker.

Surviving are a daughter, Wendy Lynn Allison England; two sons: Ricky Joshua Allison and Bobby Wayne Moss; father of the children, Ricky Gene Allison all of Union; a sister, Joyce Pettit; a brother, Andrew Johnson Horne both of Union and six grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by SR Holcombe Funeral Home.

July 22, 2010

Della Smith Moss
Union, SC

Mrs. Della Smith Moss, age 64 of 251 Old Pump Station Rd., Union died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Moss was born in Union, SC February 21, 1946, a daughter of the late Claude Preston Smith and Annie Belle Palmer Smith. She was a high school graduate and attended Spartanburg Technical College to study Respiratory Therapy. Mrs. Moss retired from Timken and had been a home health caregiver for many years. She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and was first married to the late Frank Parkins.

Surviving are a daugher, Lori Deal of the home; five grandchildren: Courtney Parker and Caleb Deal both of the home, Mitchell Parkins, Kristin P. Robinson and Mary Benvenuti; three great-grandchildren; three sisters: Hazel Gregory, Pearl Inman and Linda Thomas and husband Preston; four brothers: Carl Smith and wife Thelma, Monroe Smith and wife Nancy, Gilbert Smith, Sr and Kenneth Smith all of Union; special friends: Jimmy Deal of Lockhart and T.J. Roberts of the home. Mrs. Moss was predeceased by a son, Leslie Dale Parkins and three brothers: Harold Smith, L.J. Smith and William Charles Smith.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, July 23, 2010 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Christopher Green, Rev. Scott Cobb and Rev. Alan Gregory. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Moss will be taken to the home 251 Old Pump Station Rd, Union where the family will receive friends this evening. The family will also receive friends at the church immediately following the service and also at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 101 Verdae Blvd, Suite 130-153, Greenville, SC 29607 or the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Upstate Lung and Critical Care Specialist, Dr. Juliette Saad and Dr. Robert Wentz.

July 19, 2010

Myrtis P. O'Shields
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Myrtis Parham O'Shields, age 83, widow of James A. O'Shields formerly of Siegler Rd. Union, passed away, Sunday, July 18, 2010, at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. O'Shields was born in Union, February 22, 1927, a daughter of the late Joseph Pinckney Parham and Minnie Knighton Parham. She was a homemaker and a member of Crestview Baptist Church, formerly Westside Baptist Church. Mrs. O'Shields was active in her church as long as her health permitted. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family of twelve children.

Survivig are two daughter: Patsy O. McNeace and husband Ronnie, Donna O. Palmer, widow of Roy F. Palmer; one son: Dr. Daniel L. O'Shields and wife Kathy all of Union; 8 grandchildren: Janet M. Ashmore, Michael O'Shields, Philip O'Shields, James McNeace, Rodney McNeace, Patrick McNeace, Stuart Palmer and Matthew Palmer; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Joshua Freeman. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. O'Shields grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. The staff and nurses of Hospice Care of S.C. Union and Ellen Sagar Nursing Home are asked to sit in a group.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., Union Unit, 408 N. Duncan ByPass, Suite 6, Union, SC, 29379 or to Crestview Baptist Church, 1100 Furman L. Fendley Hwy., Union, SC, 29379.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Donna Palmer, 105 Ralph Ridge, (Mt. Vernon Estates), Union.

July 18, 2010

Miriam Jan Cooper
Jonesville, SC

Mrs. Miriam Jan Cooper, age 46, wife of Michael Cooper of 219 N. Main Street, Jonesville, SC died Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Regional Hospice House, Spartanburg, SC.

Mrs. Cooper was born in Union, SC July 21, 1963, a daughter of the late Earl Gault Rector and Avonelle Lipsey Rector. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Mika Erin Cooper of the home; two sisters: Vickie Alexander and husband Dean and Tammy Tilley and husband Randy all of Jonesville; a brother, Eugene Rector of Union and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Cooper was predeceased by a son, Michael Jeremy Cooper and a brother, Steve Rector.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at Holcombe's Jonesville Chapel conducted by Rev. Ralph Brown. Burial will be in Gilead Baptist Church.

Active pallbearers will be Rodney Woody, Craig Horne, Calvin Dimsdale, Gregg Sanford, Darrell Roberts and Britt Gibbs.

Visitation will be held 7:00-9:00 PM Monday evening at Holcombe's Jonesville Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Jan Cooper Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her sister, Vickie and Dean Alexander, 220 Park Drive, Jonesville.

July 15, 2010

Robert Hinkle
Union, SC

Mr. Robert William Hinkle, age 81, of 320 South Mountain St. Union, SC died Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Mary Black Hospital.

Mr. Hinkle was born in Indiana June 19, 1929, a son of the late James Hinkle Sr. and Mattie Douglass Hinkle Stede. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines having served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Hinkle was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and retired from the Torrington Company.

Survivors are two daughters: Cheryl Hinkle Ward and husband Robert of Union, and Denise Hinkle Beard of GA; four sisters: Betty Krebs, Beverly McBeth, Phyliss Steele all of Indiana and Sharon Steele of Illinois; two brothers; Harry Hinkle and Donald Steele both of Indiana; three grandchildren: Adam Ward and Alex Brown both of Union and Stephanie VanDyck of Mississippi.

Memorial Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the Youth Worship Center of Mon Aetna Baptist Church located in the Christian Family Life Building conducted by Rev. Benny Green. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America, 386 Park Ave. S. 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

The family is at the home of his daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Robert Ward, 709 Kelly Rd. union, SC 29379.

July 14, 2010

James Keisler
Pauline, SC

Mr. James Lenard Keisler, age 82, of Rosewood Assisted Living, Pauline, SC, widower of Lottie Mae Shuler Keisler died Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Regional Hospice House, Spartanburg, SC.

Mr. Keisler was born in Union, SC October 22, 1927, a son of the late Norman Keisler and Bessie Blakely Keisler. He was formerly employed with the County of Union working with the Chain Gang and animal control. Mr. Keisler was also formerly employed with Robert Johnson EMS Services. Mr. Keisler was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda Wages and special friend, Pat Ellwood of Chesnee; two grandsons: Chris Wages and wife Dana of Wilmington, NC and Andy Wages of Union; four great-grandsons: Audie, Erin, Samantha and Ethan Wages of Wilmington, NC; four sisters: Gladys Vaughan, Claudette Knox, Lillie Gregory and husband Bill and Vera Henderson and husband Harold all of Union; a brother, Val Dee Keisler and wife Nancy of Union; a sister-in-law, Priscilla Lancaster of Buffalo and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Keisler was predeceased by a sister, Mary Laws.

A memorial service will be held 6:00 PM Friday, July 16, 2010 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Nathan Gilstrap.

Visitation will be held in the chapel immediately following the service.

The family is at the home of his daughter, Linda Wages, 3231 Henry Cash Rd., Chesnee, SC and also at the home of his brother, Val Dee Keisler, 102 Culbreth Heights, Union.

Betty Painter Boulware
Union, SC

Mrs. Betty Painter Boulware, age 76 of 308 Robin Hood Circle, Union, SC, widow of Fletcher D. Boulware died Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga.

Mrs. Boulware was born in Rutherfordton, NC, a daughter of the late Monroe Lawson Painter and Dolly Mae Tessner Painter. She was formerly employed as a cosmotologist and formerly worked at United Merchants – Union Plant. Mrs. Boulware was a member of Morningside Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Tommy Lawson Boulware and wife Amy of Union; two grandsons: Dustin Brook Boulware, reared in the home, and his wife Angelina and Joshua Caleb Boulware, reared in the home; a great-grandson, Adrian Boulware of Union; a step-grandson, Nick Plexico of Union; two sisters: Duddie Mae Blackwell of Gaffney and Josie Bell Kathaleen Benton of Union; a brother, George Calvin Painter of Union and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, July 16, 2010 at the SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Johnny Burgess. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Butch Benton, Jott Blackwell, Joshua Blackwell, Jason Blackwell, Terry Blackwell and Tim Blackwell.

The family is at the home of her son, Tommy and Amy Boulware, 321 Pineneedle Rd., Union where they will receive friends Thursday evening.

July 13, 2010

Billy Coleman Davis
Union, SC

Mr. Billy Coleman Davis, age 69, husband of Joan Knighton Davis of 511 Toney Rd., Union, SC died Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Davis was born in Cross Anchor, SC August 30, 1940, a son of the late Lester Floyd Davis, Sr and Virginia Dickerson Davis. He was a retired Veteran of the US Navy having served in the Cuban Crisis and also retired from the City of Union Waterworks Department. Mr. Davis was a member of Union Church of God.

Surviving in addition to his wife of fifty years are three sons: Lester Wayne Davis of Union, Timothy Mark Davis of Pauline and Corey Ragan Davis and wife Andrea of Union; seven grandchildren: Christinia Davis, Kelsey Davis, Austin Davis both of Farmington, New Mexico, Dillon Davis, Amber Davis both of Pauline, Cole Davis and Bailey Davis both of Union; two sisters: Shirley D. Langston and husband Callie of Union and Meridth Ann Stone of Laurens; a brother, Lester Floyd “LF” Davis of Simpsonville; six nieces; three nephews and a special friend and pet, Baxter. Mr. Davis was predeceased by a brother, Maxie Dean Davis.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, July 16, 2010 at Union Church of God conducted by Rev. Tommy Brown. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.

Active pallbearers will be David Turner, Monty Sanders, Chris Brewington, David Vogel, Timmy Dean Sanders, Brad Ford, Jay Ford and Mike “Poochie” Johnson. The following are asked to sit in a group: employees of City of Union Waterworks Department and special friends William M. Turner, Jackie Redman, Ray Sanders, Jimmy Allen and Ralph Owings.

Visitation will be held 6:00-9:00 PM Thursday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Union Church of God, 1113 Thompson Blvd., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of his mother-in-law, Sylvia Knighton, 730 N. Duncan ByPass, Union.

July 12, 2010

Lois Rhymer Middlebrooks
Union, SC

Mrs. Lois Rhymer Middlebrooks, age 97 of 991 Monarch Hwy., Union, SC, widow of Leroy Middlebrooks died Monday, July 12, 2010 at her home.

Mrs. Middlebrooks was born in Buncombe County, NC May 24, 1913, a daughter of the late Zeb Rhymer and Ella Alexander Rhymer. She was retired from Milliken & Company- Monarch Plant. Mrs. Middlebrooks was the oldest living member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church where she was faithfully active in church life as long as her health permitted and was a member of Anne Hinkle Sunday School Class.

Surviving are three daughters: Jane M. Austin and husband James, Joyce M. Vanderford and husband Charles A. all of Union and Myra Middlebrooks of the home; a brother, Gay Rhymer and wife Virginia of Union; four grandchildren: Darrell Austin and wife Kelly of Chapin, Mark Austin and wife Robin of W. Columbia, Vince Vanderford and wife Beth of Moore and Charla McClure and husband Allen of Union and nine great-grandchildren: Grayson Austin, Olivia Austin, Chase Austin, Cade Austin, Heather and Luke Hancock, Taylor Shope, Libby McClure, Nicholas Vanderford and Harrison Vanderford. Mrs. Middlebrooks was predeceased by five sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 PM Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Benny Green. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Mrs. Middlebrooks' grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The following are asked to assemble at the church at 2:15 PM to form the honorary escort: Freddie Shirley, Jackie Redman, Morris Rhymer, Jr and Maurice Gregory.

Visitation will be held 1:00-2:30 PM Wednesday at the church prior to the service.

The family is at the home, 991 Monarch Hwy., Union.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of SC, Union Unit, 408 N. Duncan ByPass, Suite 6, Union, SC 29379 or to Mon Aetna Baptist Church, 1431 Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC 29379.

July 11, 2010

Mary Vaughn Gregory
Union, SC

Mrs. Mary Vaughn Gregory of 109 Brookside Drive, Union, SC, widow of Grady E. Gregory died Sunday, July 11, 2010 at Lexington Medical Center Extended Care.

Mrs. Gregory was born March 25, 1930, a daughter of the late William W. Vaughn and Grace Albright Vaughn. She was a graduate of Union High School and an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Gregory retired after twenty-eight years of service at Union Federal Savings and Loan, which is currently Provident Community Bank.

Survivors are three sons: Dr. Don Gregory and wife Spiller of Spartanburg, David Gregory and wife Melissa of Union, and Dennis Gregory and wife Margaret of Chapin; three sisters: Shirley DeBruhl and husband Ray of Graham, NC, Kathryn Jolly of Union, and Billie Grace Whitehead of Union; one brother; Willian W. “Junior” Vaughn and wife Tomi of Union; six grandchildren: Kevin Gregory and wife Courtney of Murfreesboro, TN, Kyle Gregory and wife Courtney of Moosic, PA; Alison Gregory of Big Sky, MT; Jeremy Gregory of Valdosta, GA; Kacie Gregory of Greenwood, SC, and Taylor Gregory of Chapin, SC; two great grandchildren: Carter and Caroline Gregory of Murfreesboro, TN. Mrs. Gregory was predeceased by two brothers: Harley and Harry Vaughn and one sister: Dorothy Fant.

Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Chapman and Rev. Jim Palmer. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Kevin Gregory, Kyle Gregory, Jeremy Gregory, Taylor Gregory, Doug Jolly, Scotty Vaughan, Michael Vaughan and Gregg Walker. Members of Catherine Williamson's Sunday School Class of Tabernacle Baptist Church are asked to sit in a group.

Visitation will be held 6:30-8:30 Monday evening, July 19, 2010 at SR Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home of her son and daughter-in-law: David and Melissa Gregory, 498 Mt. Vernon Road, Union, SC 29379.

July 10, 2010

Randy Hugh Jenkins
Union, S.C.

Mr. Randy Hugh Jenkins, age 60, husband of Mary Martin Jenkins of 144 Tom Kelly Circle, Carlisle, S.C. passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Jenkins was born in Union, SC., December 8, 1949, a son of the late Richard Harris Jenkins and Mae Thomas Jenkins. He was a graduate of Union High School and Clemson University. Mr. Jenkins was a member of Cane Creek Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and Sunday School Superintendent. He was presently self employed as a textile agent with Randy Jenkins and Associates. Mr. Jenkins previously served as Vice President of Manufacturing of Uniblend Spinners in Union and Conway, S.C. He also worked at Carlisle Finishing as a shift supervisor. Mr. Jenkins was a past member of the Union County School Board and the SC School Boards Association. He was a member of the Union Jaycees and helped to organize the Miss Union Beauty Pageant. He was a former member of the B.P.O. Elks and the Union County Recreation Dept. Committee. Mr. Jenkins was a former Chairman of the Union County Republican Party.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son: Travis Baker Jenkins (Ashley) of Pacolet; two sisters: Elizabeth Jenkins Vaughan (Tony) of Rock Hill and Rita Jenkins Vanderford (Stanley) of Union; one brother: Ellis Wayne Jenkins (Nanette) of Carlisle; numerous nieces and nephews and three very special pets: Bo, Luke and Daisy. Mr. Jenkins was predeceased by two brothers: Richard Eugene Jenkins and Ralph Thomas Jenkins.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, July 12, 2010 at Cane Creek Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Robert Gant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Brian Vaughan, Gene Jenkins, Kevin Vanderford, David Jenkins, Preston Thomas, and Bill Mabry. Present and former Elders of Cane Creek Presbyterian Church are asked to serve as the honorary escort.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Cane Creek Church, 120 Cane Creek Church Road, Union, SC. 29379. or True Care Humane Society, 102 Cody Dr. Union, SC. 29379.

The family is at the home, 144 Tom Kelly Circle, Carlisle, SC. 29031.

July 08, 2010

Valerie V. Blitchington
Union, SC

Mrs. Valerie Varner Blitchington, age 84, wife of Jesse Blitchington, Sr of 318 Varner Rd., Union, SC died Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Blitchington was born in Union, SC September 4, 1925, a daughter of the late Mige Varner and Fugie Roark Varner. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church where she was a member of the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Mary Lawson and husband Wendell of Union; a son, Jesse Blitchington, Jr of the home; eight sisters: Mary Sox of Lexington, Vera Beck, Carol Step both of N. Augusta, Lillian Thompson and husband Fred of Aiken, Faith Edland and husband Lloyd of Greer, Evelyn Brown and husband Harold, Lillie Kirby and husband Ron and Linda Bishop and husband Lindsey all of Union; a brother, Robert Varner of Union; twenty nieces and nephews. Mrs. Blitchington was predeceased by a sister, Annie Grace Varner.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Fairview Baptist Church conducted by Rev. David Lewis and Rev. Guy Langston. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Tony Edland, Jason Bishop, Michael Bennett, Jordan Bennett, Christopher Bennett and Calvin Williams.

Visitation will be held in the church immediately after the service.

Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 763 Neal Shoals Rd., Union, SC 29379 or to Hospice Care of SC, 408 N. Duncan ByPass, Suite 6, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of his sister, Lillie and Ron Kirby, 328 Varner Rd., Union.

July 07, 2010

Mavis Brock
Jonesville, SC

Mrs. Mavis Lambert Brock, age 82, wife of Travis Hampton Brock of 881 Littlejohn Rd., Jonesville, SC died Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at her home.

Mrs. Brock was born in Buffalo, SC May 7, 1928, a daughter of the late George Lambert and Nannie Mae Lawson Lambert. She was a member of Welcome Baptist Church where she was active as long as her health permitted and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Brock was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters: Jill Moss of the home, Janice Knox and husband Ricky and Susan Kaufholz and husband Jerry all of Union; a son, Melvin Brock and wife Dana of McCormick, SC; five grandchildren: Brad Smith, Lee Smith, Blake Knox, Stacey Owens and Kevin Kaufholz and four great-grandchildren: Dalton Meng, Peyton Knox, Hayden Knox and Logan Owens. Mrs. Brock was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Welcome Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Jarvis and Rev. Scott Cobb. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Lee Smith, Blake Knox, Melvin Brock, Kenny Lawson, Mark Lawson, David Lawson, Harold Hucks, Jr. and Harold Hucks, Sr.

Visitation will be held 7:00-9:00 Friday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home, Union.

The family is at the home, 881 Littlejohn Rd., Jonesville, SC 29353.

Paul F. Stewart
Union, S.C.

Mr. Paul F. Stewart, age 82, of 201 Davis St., Union, widower of Deloris Sutton Stewart, passed away, Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg.

Mr. Stewart was born in the Sedelia community of Union Co., June 16, 1928, a son of the late Dalton F. Stewart and Eloise Estes Stewart. He retired after 42 years from Milliken Co. and was retired from the South Carolina National Guard, Union Unit. Mr. Stewart was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons: Marion J. Stewart and wife Jean and Paul C. “Chris” Stewart and wife Donna all of Union; one grand-daughter: Samantha Stewart of Union; two sisters: Nannie Lou Nance of Union and Sara Belue of Rock Hill. Mr. Stewart was predeceased by two sisters, Myrtle Ferguson and Jumelle Estes and two brothers: Fred Stewart and Guy Stewart.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Jim Palmer and Rev. Robert Chapman. Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Friday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

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

The family will be at the home 201 Davis St., Union.

July 06, 2010

Jay Roy Keasler
Union, SC

Mr. Jay Roy Keasler, age 82, of 610 Toney Rd., Union, SC, widower of Ada “Patt” Johnson Keasler died Monday, July 5, 2010 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Keasler was born in Union County, SC February 27, 1928, a son of the late Eugene Keasler and Janie Keasler. He retired from United Merchants- Union Plant and was Veteran of the US Army having served in the Korean Conflict.

Surviving are a daughter, Tanya LuLu Sanford; two sons: Willard “Snowball” Hucks and Wayne Hucks all of Union; four sisters; a brother; five grandchildren: Chris Hucks, Michael Sanford, Mr. & Mrs. Teddy Mull, Willard “Trey” Hucks, III and Heidi Dietz and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Keasler was predeceased by a son, Tommy Hucks.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Rosemont Cemetery conducted by Rev. Tommy Mann.

The family will be at the home, 610 Toney Rd., Union, where they will receive friends Wednesday evening.

Memorials may be made to Jay Roy Keasler Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

July 01, 2010

Geraldine L. Roark
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Geraldine Liner Roark, age 78, formerly of Buffalo, widow of George William Roark, passed away, Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home after a period of declining health.

Mrs. Roark was born in Union, December 25, 1931, a daughter of the late Clay and Dora Malone Liner. She was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are a son William Steve Roark and wife Betty of Buffalo; a sister; Peggy Shetley and husband A.J. Jr. of Union; two grandchildren: Tara Roark Shetley and husband David and William Adam Roark and fiancee Ashley Mason; two great-grandchildren: Polly Sheltley and Mahlon Shetley; three step-grandchildren: Grant Shetley, Whitney Shetley, and Jarrod Shetley. Mrs. Roark was predeceased by a son, Nicky Dewayne Roark and a number of sisters and brothers.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, July 2, 2010 at Bogansville United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Gary Peterson. Visitation will be held at the graveside after the services.

Memorials may be made to Bogansville United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4052 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Jonesville, SC, 29353.

The family is at the home of her son, Steve and Betty Roark, 488 Gist Bridge Rd., Buffalo.

Jimmy W. Alman
Newark, DE

Mr. Jimmy W. Alman, age 63 of Newark, DE, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, June 25, 2010.

Born in Union, SC, on November 11, 1946, Mr. Alman was the son of the late James B. and Margaret Evans Alman. He was a graduate of Union High School and later attended Baptist College of Charleston now Charleston Southern University. Mr. Alman proudly served his country in the US Navy for 25 years. After his retirement from the military, he accepted a position with Batta Environmental Associates, where he worked as an environmental inspector. A devout Christian, he was an active member of Pleasantville Baptist Church in New Castle, DE.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Janice Going Alman in 2008. He is survived by a son: Robert C. Alman; a daughter: Rebecca Jane Levan both of Delaware; two sisters: Cathy Parker and husband Rusty and Patsy Gibson all of Union; three brothers: Dennis Alman, James Ronnie Alman and Gerald Alman all of Union and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday, July 5, 2010 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Shep Bevis. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation will be held from 12:00 until 1:00 PM Monday prior to the service in the chapel. A funeral service was held Friday, July 2, 2010, at Pleasantville Baptist Church in New Castle.

Memorials may be made to Pleasantville Baptist Church, Building Fund, 162 Christiana Rd., New Castle, DE, 19720.

The family is at the home of his sister, Patsy Gibson, 130 Camp Drew Rd., Union, SC.

 

 



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