July 31, 2015
Billy Andrew Gregory
Mr. Billy Andrew Gregory, age 77, husband of Miriam Eaves Gregory of 470 Bob Little Rd., Jonesville passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Gregory was born in Lockhart, SC on May 16, 1938 a son of the late Albert Andrew Gregory and Mattie Bailey Gregory. He was retired after 30 years from Milliken and Company—Cedar Hill Plant and had worked for the Union County Recycling Center for over 13 years. Mr. Gregory was a member of Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church where he served on numerous committees, oversaw the Senior Adults, and served as church custodian. He was also a Mason with Mt. Joy Lodge 203 and was a former Jaycee.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are four sons, Tim Gregory (Terry) of Gaffney, Mike Gregory of Jonesville, Chris Gregory and wife Kristal of Jonesville, and Chad Gregory and wife Gina of Jonesville; four grandchildren, Aaron Gregory, Bailey Gregory, Riley Gregory, and Miles Gregory; two great grandchildren, Aaron Gregory, Jr. and Kadence Gregory; one step grandson, Joey Smith; two step great grandchildren, A.J. Smith and Brody Smith. He was predeceased by one sister, Jean Carroll.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Glenn Ribelin and Rev. Larry Hyder. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Keith Kirby, Doran Eaves, Derrill Eaves, Jeffrey Bright, Troy Knox, and James Gregory. Members of the Irving Newton Sunday School Class along with Bo Hamm and Paul Black are asked to sit in a group.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 until 3:00 PM Sunday afternoon, prior to the services at the church.
Memorials may be made to Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church Children’s Fund, PO Box 611 Union, SC 29379.
The family will be at the home, 470 Bob Little Rd., Jonesville, SC 29379.
July 30, 2015
Susan Dianne Adams
Mrs. Susan Dianne Smith Adams, age 59, wife of Donald James Adams of 617 Old Buncombe Rd., Union, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.
Mrs. Adams was born in Duluth, GA July 9, 1956, a daughter of Jimmy Smith of Union and the late Norma Turner Smith. She retired from Whitten Center and attended Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband and father are a daughter, Dianne Stebbins and husband Mitch of Jacksonville, FL; a son, Matthew Wilson of Union; two brothers: Mark Smith and Lee Smith both of Union and two grandchildren: Taylor Johnson and Tristin Johnson.
Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Carrol Caldwell.
The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service.
July 28, 2015
Ruby Jeanette Duckett
Mrs. Ruby Jeanette Eaves Duckett, age 82 of 406 West Hillcrest Avenue, Union, widow of Raymond Duckett, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.
Mrs. Duckett was born in Union, SC October 23, 1932, a daughter of the late Charlie Eaves and O’Dell Turner Eaves. She was retired from United Merchants-Buffalo Plant and was a member of Brown’s Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Kingsmore; two sons: Larry Duckett and wife Janice and Ricky Duckett; two sisters: Avanelle Pettit and husband David and Kathrine Briggs and husband Roy; seven grandchildren: Tyler Kingsmore, Jessika Wood, Bryce Duckett, Brett Duckett, Chris Duckett, Clayton Duckett and Jill Maness; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Shirley Gregory.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, July 30, 2015 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Tony Pettit. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Andy Pettit, Tommy Inman, Clayton Duckett, Tim Pettit, Trevor Duckett and Colton Duckett. Honorary pallbearers will be Amanda Kirby, Brad Weaver, Kasey Trammell, Winston Wood and Keith Davis.
Visitation will be held 7:00-9:00 PM Wednesday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Wallace Thomson Hospital, Heartland of Union and Dr. Robert Yannetti for their care and concern of Mrs. Duckett during her illness.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Linda Kingsmore, 510 T. Bishop Rd., Jonesville, SC 29353.
July 25, 2015
Clifford Littlejohn, Jr.
Mr. Clifford “Cooter” Littlejohn, Jr., age 67, husband of Brenda Alcon Littlejohn of 121 Clifford Dr., Buffalo, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at his home.
Mr. Littlejohn was born in Union, December 24, 1947, a son of Myrtle Bailey Littlejohn of Buffalo and the late Clifford Littlejohn, Sr. He was a graduate of Union High School and retired from TMI in Mayo. Mr. Littlejohn was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, a former member of the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Dept. and was a Redman.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a daughter, Angela L. Sorrell and husband James of Union; a granddaughter, Ashley Walls Coughlin and husband Derryck of Union; two great-grandchildren, Alyssa Elizabeth Coughlin and Abel Joseph Coughlin; a special friend, Charlie Shelton of Buffalo and many close in-laws. Mr. Littlejohn was predeceased by a grandson, William Mark Millwood, Jr.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at New Hope Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Johnny Burgess and Rev. Neil Keasler. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 2:00 PM Tuesday at the church prior to the services.
Active pallbearers will be Andy Eller, Roy Turner, Joe Moore, Derryck Coughlin, Stanley Haney and Charlie Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Shelton, Tom Quinn, Arley Eller, and Roger Turner.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 308 Linersville Rd., Buffalo, SC 29321.
The family will be at the home, 121 Clifford Dr., Buffalo.
July 21, 2015
Lois M. Brown
Mrs. Lois Moore Brown, age 96, of 216 Cambridge Dr., Union, widow of Lewis T. Brown, passed away, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at her home.
Mrs. Brown was born in Columbia, November 10, 1918 a daughter of the late Oliver and Idessy Abbott Moore. She was retired from United Merchants, Union Plant and was formerly employed with Milliken and Co. Mrs. Brown was of the Church of God faith and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy Wood of Union and JoAnn Davis and husband George of Waterloo; a son, Carroll Wayne Brown and wife Deborah of Gaffney; special friends and caregivers, Tracy R. Armstrong and Ruth Robertson both of Union, 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brown was predeceased by three sons, Lewis T. Brown, Jr., Marion Oliver “Mo” Brown and Ronnie Kent Brown; and two granddaughters, Rhonda Tharp and Jamie McClain.
Graveside services will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Rosemont Cemetery conducted by Chaplain Andy Jones.
The family will receive friends at the graveside following the services.
Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 1060 Boiling Springs Rd., Suite 2, Spartanburg, SC 29303.
The family will be at the home, 216 Cambridge Dr., Union, SC.
July 20, 2015
Relda Saress Ivey
Round Rock, TX
Relda Saress Ivey, 57, of Round Rock, TX, passed away May 6, 2015 of cancer in Seton Medical Center in Austin, TX.
Born in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of Robert J. Ivey formerly of Union, SC and the late Judy Parks Ivey. She is also survived by her brother, Robert J. Ivey, Jr., and sister-in-law, Lynn Ivey of Irmo, SC, and nephews, Scott, Steven and Sean Ivey. Her grandparents were the late Weaver and Sara Medford of Buffalo, and Joe and Sallie May Ivey of Union. Relda attended Northwestern University in Chicago and was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She was a second and third grade teacher in the Texas school system. Relda loved children and animals, especially her favorite dogs, Coco and Duffy. Her favorite memories were of the summers she spent as a child with her grandparents in Buffalo and Union, with her uncle and aunt, Bo and Charlotte Parks, and her cousins, Holly Parks Coffer of Union, and Jill Parks Jones of Rock Hill.
Memorial services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, July 25, 2015 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Capt. Chc. USN (Ret.) James E. Doffin.
Anyone wishing to acknowledge Relda’s life is invited to do so by donating to a cancer research or care center in their community.
Cindy Lou Fisher
God reclaimed his special angel, Cindy Lou Fisher, Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 10:20 PM at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.
Cindy was born on January 2, 1959, the 12th child of the late Rev. Howard Fisher and Elizabeth “Lois” Ingle Fisher of Buffalo. Prior to her illness she resided with her brother and sister-in-law, Reginald Clint and Sherry Fisher of 114 Baber St., Union.
Cindy was under the watch care of Philippi Baptist Church. Cindy Lou will be remembered for her beautiful smile, love of music and praising God.
Surviving are two sisters: Madge Billings and husband Robbie of Duncan and Kim Gardler and husband Mike of Buffalo; five brothers: Reginald “Clint” Fisher and wife Sherry of Union, Ernest “Buddy” Fisher, Darrell Fisher, Charles Fisher and wife Gwen, Terry Fisher and wife Joy all of Buffalo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cindy was predeceased by two sisters and brother-in-laws: Vickey and J.L. Jackson and Joan and Melvin Latham.
Services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Brad Goodale. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Turner, Bobby Horne, Craig Price, Paul Burgess, Gerald Gregory, Sr. and Ray Finch. Honorary pallbearers will be the DSN Board and staff of Union Services.
The family will receive friends 2:00 until 3:00 prior to the service at the church.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home for their compassion and care, which made Cindy’s and our journey peaceful.
Memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC. 29379 or Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 west Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.
The family is at their respective homes.
July 19, 2015
Goldie H. Maynor
Mrs. Goldie Horne Maynor, age 94 formerly of 226 Hames Ave., Jonesville, SC. passed away Friday, July 17, 2015.
Mrs. Maynor was born in Union, May 9, 1921, a daughter of the late William Franklin Horne and Violet Horne. She was a graduate of Jonesville High School and member of Gilead Baptist church.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are a son: Roger Childers and wife Terry of the home; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her caregiver, Susan Martin of Jonesville.
Graveside Services will be held 3:00 PM Monday, July 20, 2015 at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Robert Branch.
The family will receive friends Monday 1:00 until 2:45 prior to the service at the Holcombe Funeral Home Jonesville Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Gilead Baptist Church, P.O. Box 38, Jonesville, SC 29353 or Gentiva Hospice, 905 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29302.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Celese West, Deborah Bradburn, the staff of Gentive Hospice and the 3rd floor nursing staff of Wallace Thomson Hospital.
The family will be at the home of her son: Roger Childers, 152 Gilead Hills Drive, Jonesville, SC 29353.
Donald R. Cohen
Mr. Donald “Doe” Ray Cohen, age 65, husband of Harriet Ann Rector Cohen of 108 Catherine St., Union, SC, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at his home.
Mr. Cohen was born in Union, December 12, 1949, a son of the late Charles Douglas Cohen and Mary Louise Ivey Cohen. He was a 1969 graduate of Union High School and a graduate of Columbia Junior College. In 2008 he was inducted in to the Union County Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Cohen, a loving husband, father and grandfather, was a member of Unity United Methodist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons: George Cannon Cohen of Buffalo; and Charles Clayton “Clay“ Cohen and wife Megan of Union; a brother Michael Cohen and wife Becki of Buffalo; grandchildren: Lily, Charlie, Patrick and Rose Cohen; three aunts: Martha Ivey Shaw, Julia Ivey Greer and June Cohen all of Union; and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral Services will be held 5:00 PM Monday, July 20, 2015 at the S.R. Holcombe Chapel conducted by the Rev. Jim Ivey and Rev. Rob Williams. Burial will follow at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Steve Fincher, Eddie Harris, Mike Anthony, Bobby Toney, Tony Owens and Tommy Simmons.
The family will receive friends Monday at 4:00 until 5:00 prior to the services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Union County All-Stars State Championship, in care of Arthur State Bank, 100 East Main St., Union, SC 29379.
The family will be at the home, 108 Catherine St., Union, SC.
July 18, 2015
Henry F. Johnson
Mr. Henry F. Johnson, age 87, formerly of Carem Rd., widower of Irene Quinn Johnson, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Johnson was born in Buffalo, April 25, 1928, a son of the late Hammie Milton Johnson, Sr. and Stella Reece Johnson. He was retired from Cone Mill, Carlisle Finishing and was a veteran of the US Army having served in the Korean War. Mr. Johnson was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Kathy Eaton and husband Michael of Moore; a son, Ricky Johnson and wife Denise of Easley; a brother, Hammie Milton Johnson, Jr. of Union; five grandchildren, Jonathan Marcy, Christopher Marcy, Bradford Marcy, Erin Hill and Amanda Cook; and 15 great-grandchildren. Mr. Johnson was predeceased by two sisters, Eulala Harrison and Launa Crisp.
Graveside service with Military Honors will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, July 20, 2015 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Guy Langston.
The family will receive friends at the cemetery prior to the services beginning at 10:15 AM Monday.
The family will be at their respective homes.
July 16, 2015
James Summer, Sr.
Mr. James “Jim” Summer, Sr., age 78, husband of Laurice Kirby Summer of 4639 Jonesville Lockhart Hwy., passed away, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Summer was born in Anson, NC, October 16, 1936, a son of the late Leland Sease Summer, Sr. and Lottie Barbee Summer. He was a longtime employee of Milliken and Co. and a member of Lockhart First Baptist Church. Mr. Summer was a veteran of the US Army and the SC National Guard.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, James B. Summer, Jr. of LaGrange, GA; a step-daughter, Sheila K. Robinson and husband Steve of Lockhart; a sister, Nancy Mack of Monroe, NC and a step-grandson, Ashley Robinson of London, England. Mr. Summer was predeceased by a sister, Betty Martin and a brother, Leland Summer, Jr.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Lockhart First Baptist Church conducted by Pastor Delos Blanton.
The family will receive friends after the services at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Lockhart First Baptist Church, Youth Group, P.O. Box 190, Lockhart, SC 29364.
The family will be at the home, 4639 Jonesville Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC 29379.
David Randall Harris
Mr. David Randall Harris, age 60 of 100 Long Ave., Jonesville, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at his home.
Mr. Harris was a native of Norfolk, VA, born August 1, 1954, a son of the late Wilton W. Harris and Dorothy Lane Harris. He was a graduate of Great Bridge High School and formerly employed with Harris Oil Co.
Surviving are his longtime companion, Ann McNish of the home; a sister, Sandra H. Old; a brother, W. Darryl Harris both of Suffolk, VA; a niece Melanie L. Bomar of California and a nephew, Christopher Old also of Suffolk, VA.
Graveside services will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, July a18, 2015 at Jonesville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the services.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718.
July 15, 2015
Doris Lee Senn Stoddard
Mrs. Doris Lee Senn Stoddard, 92, wife of William Fred Stoddard, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family and caretakers.
Mrs. Stoddard was born on November 10, 1922 in Laurens, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Charles Arthur Senn and Mollie Smith Senn. She is survived by her loving and faithful husband, William Stoddard, having celebrated their seventieth anniversary on June 29, 2015.
Mrs. Stoddard was a lifelong, active, and faithful supporter of the Presbyterian Church USA, and was currently a member of First Presbyterian Church, Union, South Carolina for over forty eight years. She was a member of the Rebecca Nickelson Sunday School Class and Circle Number Two. In her earlier years, she served her community as a Cub Scout leader and a Girl Scout leader.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three children: William Fred Stoddard, Jr., and Marilyn of Union, SC; James Alan Stoddard and Christie of Greenville, SC; and Peggy Stoddard Perrow and Moss of Cameron, SC; four grandsons: William Bryson Stoddard of Charleston, SC; Adam Holman Perrow and Stacey of Charlotte, NC; Stewart Moss Perrow and Betsy of St. Matthews, SC; and Steven Neal Stoddard of Columbia, SC. Mrs. Stoddard was preceded in death by her brothers Colonel Retired U.S. Army Charles Arthur Senn, Jr., and John David Senn.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, July 17, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church, 101 West South Street, Union, SC officiated by Reverend Keith Morrison. The family will receive friends and relatives in the church parlor after the service. A private interment, officiated by Reverend Sanders Read will be held at Owings Presbyterian Church, Owings, SC at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Thornwell Home for Children, Post Office Box 60, Clinton, SC 29325 or to First Presbyterian Church, 101 West South Street, Union, SC 29379.
The family will be at the home.
July 14, 2015
Judy Gail Thomas
Mrs. Judy Gail Thomas, age 48 of 1111 North Hwy. 150, Pacolet, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 at her home.
Mrs. Thomas was born in Spartanburg, July 18, 1966, a daughter of the late David Calvin Parsons and Shirley Sizemore Dimsdale. She was a former textile worker and a member of Morningstar Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Freddie Diaz and Austin Stafford both of the home; a daughter, Secret Stafford also of the home; two brothers, Lester Parsons of Gaffney and Larry Parsons of Pacolet.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Morningstar Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Andrew Carrigan. Burial will follow at Pacolet Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 until 11:00 AM prior to the services at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Judy Gail Thomas Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.
The family will be at the home, 1111 North Hwy. 150, Pacolet.
Marian A. Gibson
Mount Pleasant, SC
Marian Alexander Gibson, age 89, a lifelong resident of the Philippi community in Union County, SC peacefully passed into eternal rest July 13, 2015 at the Sandpiper Nursing Home in Mount Pleasant, SC. She had been residing there for the past 4 years to be near her surviving sons Stan F. Gibson and Don C. Gibson, as well as to be with her 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She is survived by her brother Frank Wesley Alexander, Jr. of Union, SC. She is predeceased by her loving childhood sweetheart and husband of 70 years, Charles Herbert Gibson.
Our mother Marian lived a full, rich, and productive life tirelessly dedicated to serving her church, family and work. Not only did she work for Milliken and Company for 55 years, she was also a gifted and talented musician having served faithfully as pianist and music director at the First Baptist Church of Lockhart, SC for many years. Most importantly, she was a gentle, kind, and loving Christian mother who spent her life building relationships and giving to others. As stated in the scriptures Proverbs 31:28: “her children arise up, and call her blessed”. Thus, so we do.
For most of her senior years Marian has been a member of the Philippi Baptist Church. She often spoke of the warmth, love and support of the wonderful people in their church family at Philippi. For this love and care the family is and shall remain forever grateful.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon, Thursday, July16, 2015 at Philippi Baptist Church, located 327 Philippi Church Road, Union, SC., with interment services to follow immediately thereafter in the church cemetery. Afterwards, the family will receive visitors, friends and loved ones in the Church Fellowship Hall for visitation and fellowship.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the general fund of Philippi Baptist Church.
July 13, 2015
Matthew C. Stapleton
Mr. Matthew Christopher Stapleton, age 41, husband of Valerie Hill Stapleton of 150 Neal Rd., Spartanburg, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Stapleton was born in Spartanburg, November 1, 1973 a son of Jerry W. Stapleton of Spartanburg and Katherine Welchel Stapleton Tate of Spartanburg. He was a graduate of Tabernacle Baptist College and was the former Pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Bloomsburg, PA.
Surviving in addition to his wife, mother and father are a daughter Elizabeth Stapleton, a son, Christopher Stapleton both of Gaffney; a brother, Jason Stapleton of Spartanburg; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Stapleton and his paternal grandmother, Laverne Welchel both of Spartanburg. Mr. Stapleton was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Stapleton and his grandfathers, Jerry C. Stapleton and Sam Welchel.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel. A memorial service will follow at 2:30 PM at Calvary Hill Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Bill Pickel. Burial will be at 4:00 PM at Hammett Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will be at their respective homes.
Wanda P. Holcombe
Wanda “Gaga” Putnam Holcombe, 84, of 107 Lindy Lane, Buffalo, widow of Carl Lindbergh Holcombe, went home to be with the Lord at her home on Sunday, July 12, 2015.
Mrs. Holcombe was born in Marion, N.C., on Feb. 8, 1931, a daughter of the late John R. Putnam, Sr., and Pearl Meadows Putnam. She was a graduate of Union High School. She was retired after working at Monarch Mill, Her Majesty and Conso. She was a faithful member of Buffalo Baptist Church where she was a member of the Mrs. Ruth V. Lawson Sunday School Class. She taught the 3-Year-Old Sunday School Class for 40 years. She was very involved in the WMU of the church and was a board member of the Buffalo Community Center. She loved the Lord, her church, her church family and she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Mrs. Holcombe was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Moss and her husband, Mike; Jo Ellen Addis and her husband, Raymond; and Anita Ward and her husband, Tony “Speedy” all of Union; eight grandchildren, Jonathan Moss, Kevin Addis and wife Leigh, Daniela Peagler and husband Daniel, Shaun Moss and wife Nalann, Jessica Holley and husband Robert, Mitchell Moss and wife Destiney, Ashley Owings and husband Kyle, and Britni Ward; eight great-grandchildren, Caroline Addis, Cameron Addis, Addison Peagler, Lanna Mae Moss, Olivia Bree Moss, Julia Holley, Ace Stevens and Walt Holley and a special friend, Catherine Smith. Mrs. Holcombe was predeceased by three brothers, John R. “J.R.” Putnam Jr., Richard Putnam and Raymond Putnam; and a sister, Merle Prince.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 14, at 2 p.m. at Buffalo Baptist Church with Rev. Lynn Ford, Rev. Tim Anderson, Rev. Shannon Faulkner and Rev. Ron Culberson officiating. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Jonathan Moss, Kevin Addis, Shaun Moss, Mitchell Moss, Daniel Peagler and Robert Holley.
The following are asked to form the honorary escort: Ruth Ann Anthony, Ruth Lancaster, Jean Woods, Ben and Melinda Wages, David Sullivan, Pearl Crocker, Brenda Wells, Nancy Long, Linda Betenbaugh, Betty Jo Simmons, Sherry Kendrick, Tonya Proctor, members of the Buffalo Baptist Church Choir, and employees with Medi Home Hospice.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Stephanie Edwards and Candice McSwain.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, 1424 Main St., Buffalo, SC 29321 or to the charity of one’s choice.
The family is at the home, 107 Lindy Lane, Buffalo.
July 9, 2015
Henry M. Hollingsworth
Henry Millus “Tank” Hollingsworth, 86, 850 Beltline Road, Union went home to be with the Lord July 8, 2015. He was the son of Cuspert and Lillian Hollingsworth. Married for 62 years to the love of his life, Patricia Eubanks Hollingsworth and loving her, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, he set an example of how a man should live on this Earth.
Tank loved the Lord and could be seen regularly at his church, Morningside Baptist. He loved his family. Tank and Pat shared a lifetime of happiness, camping with their children when they were younger, gardening, and enjoying Pat’s famous cooking, especially her pound cakes. He taught his sons, Tim and Terry, to cook two special items, chicken stew and BBQ. The three of them spent many hours together honing the recipes. He was the father every girl needs to have. He enthusiastically attended 18 of Toni’s piano recitals, yes…18, and also served as her on-call handyman. Tank loved the water, having served 8 years in the United States Navy. He passed that love down to his four granddaughters, teaching them how to swim and ski. His four great-grandchildren were so fortunate to know him. He delighted in all of their accomplishments, whether it was pitching a no-hitter, dancing on stage for the first time, or just learning to blow a kiss, Tank thought they were perfect.
Tank’s favorite pastime was golf. And if you ever played with him, you knew that you had better follow every rule. He would hold you to them. Many of his friends said that had he began playing golf at a younger age, he could have played professionally. He was named Club Champion several times, at both the Union Country Club and River Chase Golf Club. He and his family were especially proud the last time he won, because he was in his seventies. Tank also enjoyed fast-pitch softball, playing in his younger days and later just watching from the sidelines. He was retired from Cone Mills where he had served as foreman over the shop. He took pride in hard work and in doing a job right. Tank was also a member of Masonic Lodge #75.
Though he will be greatly missed, his family has precious memories to cherish because Tank always made spending time with them a priority. Surviving in addition to his wife, Pat, are three children, Tim (Peggy) Hollingsworth, Terry (Rhonda) Hollingsworth, and Toni (David Green) Hollingsworth; granddaughters Jaime (Jeff) Strickland, Brianne (Scott) Sanders, Brooke (Chris) Boulware, and Kelly (Shaun) Watson; great-grandchildren Aidan Strickland, Ella Sanders, McKinley Sanders, and Sawyer Watson. Henry was predeceased by three sisters and a brother.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Morningside Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Aubrey Calvert and Mr. David C. Green. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Scott Sanders, Jeff Strickland, Shaun Watson, Chris Boulware, Frankie Morrison, and Randy Morrison.
Honorary pall bearers will be The JD Gaines Sunday School Class, Donald Warren, Joe Haney, Terry English, Dick Kitchens, and Larry Tyler. Cone Mill Retirees are asked to sit together.
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 Morningside Baptist Church, 112 Bates Ave., Union, SC 29379 or to Rehoboth United Methodist Church Piano Fund, 6911 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223.
July 5, 2015
Mary Arthur Sims Powers
Mrs. Mary Arthur Sims Powers, age 85 of 420 Santuck Drive, Union, widow of Don W. Powers, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Heartland of Union.
Mrs. Powers was born in Goshen Hill section of Union County April 27, 1930, a daughter of the late Ernest Sims and Anna Lee Bailey Sims. She was a graduate of Whitmire High School and had attended Spartanburg Methodist College. Mrs. Powers was retired from the Credit Bureau of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC where she had served twenty-six and one-half years. She was a member of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church where she was a member of the W.S. Whitener Sunday School Class, the Eugenia Smith Circle and the Merry Methodist.
Surviving are a sister, Ruth Sims Smith and husband Rudy of Carlisle and a number of nieces and nephews including Ricky Smith and wife Wendy of Union who were her care givers.
Mrs. Powers was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Sims Boyce King and five brothers, Ray, Lewis, Marion, Gordon and Joe Sims.
Funeral services will be held 5:00 PM Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Duncan Acres United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Merritt Wentz. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held 4:00-5:00 PM Tuesday evening in the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Duncan Acres United Methodist Church, 417 Rice Avenue, Union, SC 29379.
The family is at the home of her nephew, Ricky and Wendy Smith, 420 Santuc Drive, Union.
July 4, 2015
Lillie Mae H. Frost
Mrs. Lillie Mae Harris Frost, age 88, wife of Leroy “Hank” Frost of 937 Main St., Buffalo, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Frost was born in Union, SC June 7, 1927, a daughter of the late Bryan Harris and Lois Gault Harris. She retired from United Merchants – Union Plant and was a member of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church. Mrs. Frost was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Loyalty Sunday School Class.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters: Sandra Wade and husband Joe and Brenda Belue; a son, Stanley Griffin and wife Pam all of Union; s step-son, Dennis Frost and wife Leesa of Union; a step-daughter, Louise Frost of Joanna; a brother, Roger Harris of Union; six grandchildren: Shannon Austin, Scotty Wade, Brandy Wilson and husband David, Laura Wade, Tina Clayton and Michelle Frost; seven great-grandchildren: Seth Wade and wife Lacey, Logan Wade, Nick Wade, Chase Austin, Lucas Austin, Kaigan Wilson and Kade Griffin; a great-great-grandchild, Mason Wade; special nieces: Debbie Lominack, Emily Cannon, Sonya Minor, and Wanda Morrison and two special nephews, Bryan and Jody Gault. Mrs. Frost was predeceased by a grandson, Shane Wade; two sisters: Hazel Minor and Willamena Gault and a brother, Louis O. “Bud” Harris.
Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Monday, July 6, 2015 at Duncan Acres United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Merritt Wentz and Rev. Tommy Bailey. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.
Active Pallbearers will be Kenny Lominack, Chase Austin, Lucas Austin, Andy Lominack, David Kingsmore and Seth Wade. The following are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 PM Monday to form the Honorary Escort: Carol and Brenda Alexander, J.D. and Judy Bright, Bob and Helen Gist, Dennis Crisp, Bruce and Vicki Morgan, the United Methodist Women, Jimmy Smith and friends of Jimmy Smith Opera, Ricky McKinney and James Maness.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Sunday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Duncan Acres United Methodist Church, 417 Rice Avenue, Union, SC 29379.
The family will be at the home, 937 Main Street, Buffalo and at the home of her daughter, Sandy and Joe Wade, 233 Munro St., Union.
July 3, 2015
George Russell Carpenter
Mr. George Russell Carpenter, age 81, widower of Ruby Mae Cartee Carpenter of 125 River St., Drayton, SC, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Carpenter was born May 26, 1934, a son of the late Otis T. and Lidith Franklin Carpenter. He was a retired auto mechanic and was a veteran of the US Army.
Surviving are two daughters, Lisa Carpenter and Barbara Kay Carpenter both of Jonesville; two sons, Ray Carpenter of Mocksville, NC and Kenneth Wayne Carpenter of Spartanburg; a sister, Ruth F. Fowler of Jonesville; a brother, Henry Carpenter of Spain; 11 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Mr. Carpenter was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Joann Carpenter and brother, Lewis Carpenter.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Hammett Grove Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Clint Phillips and Rev. David Fellers.