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June 2010

June 29, 2010

Irene W. Gregory
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Irene White Gregory, age 91, widow of E.H. “Mose” Gregory of 106 Harris St., passed away Monday, June 28, 2010 at Wallace Thompson Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Gregory was born in Jonesville, August 31, 1918 at daughter of the late Daniel and Vinnie Willard White. She was a graduate of Jonesville High School and retired from United Merchants having worked in the Union and Buffalo Plants. Mrs. Gregory was a member of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church where she was active in various phases of the church and had received the 2010 Mother of the Year Award.

Surviving are a sister: Vera Gault and husband Carol of Spartanburg; a grand daughter: Kristy Meadows of Spartanburg; a grand son; Graylin H. Meadows and friend Renae Parker of Rock Hill; two great-grandchildren: Jon Meadows and Mary Karen Meadows. Mrs. Gregory was predeceased by a daughter and son-in-law: Janice and Alvin Meadows; two sisters: Ada Broome and Lena Meek; and three brothers: Jim, Robert and Coleman White.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Duncan Acres United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Tommy Bailey. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

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

Memorials may be made to Duncan Acres United Methodist Church, 417 Rice Ave., Union, SC, 29379.

The family will be at the her home Wednesday, 106 Harris St., Union.

Miss Sarah Lucille Meador
Union, SC

Miss Sarah Lucille Meador, age 86 of Union, SC went home to be with the Lord, Monday, June 28, 2010 at Oakmont Nursing Home.

Miss Meador was born in the Meador Home Place, Neal Shoals Rd., Union, SC November 12, 1923. She was a daughter of the late Judson Felder Meador and Leannie Carter Meador. A graduate of Union High School, Miss Meador moved to Charleston, SC where she worked at the US Naval Ship Yard during World War II. During her employment with the Navy, she had the privilege of participating in a ship christening ceremony. Upon returning to Union, Miss Meador worked for Dr. V. Randolph Hawkins as a dental assistant for twenty years. She later retired as Director of the Union Emergency Preparedness Agency. Miss Meador was a faithful member of First Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir, WMU officer served in many various capacities of church ministry. A very active member of the Union Civitan Club for fifty-two years, she was the first female member of the club and had served as a Past President, as well as holding other offices in the club.

Miss Meador is survived by a sister, Evelyn M. Miller and her husband Rev. Dr. Fred Miller of Columbia; a brother, Felder Meador of Union and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Miss Meador is predeceased by four brothers: Melvin Meador, Morris Meador, M.B. Meador and Judson Meador.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, July 1, 2010 at First Baptist Church, Union, SC conducted by Rev. Dr. Fred Miller and Rev. Spencer Ledford. Burial will follow in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Members of the Union Civitan Club and Singles Alive Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church are asked to sit in a group.

Visitation will be held 2:00-3:00 PM Thursday afternoon at First Baptist Church prior to the service.

The family is at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 405 E. Main Street, Union, SC 29379 or to Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, % Mrs. Roy Smith, 838 Happy Valley Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and deepest gratitude to the nurses and staff of Oakmont of Union and special friends, Susan Waller, Brenda Belue and Marlene Proctor for their devotion and care of “Miss Lucille”.

June 28, 2010

Robert C. Puckett
Union, S.C.

Mr. Robert Carlton Puckett, age 86, of 2311 Jonesville Hwy., loving and devoted husband of Barbara Ford Puckett of 63 years, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, June 28, 2010.

Mr. Puckett was born in Union, May 13, 1924 a son of the late John Alford Puckett and Minnie Callahan Puckett. He was a craftsman by trade, having worked in construction. He retired from the S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind in 1990 and served on the board of the Bonham Fire Dept. for many years. Mr. Puckett was a veteran of the US Navy having served aboard the USS Texas during WWII. He was a faithful member of Fairforest Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Chairman of the Cemetery Committee for a number of years. He and his wife Barbara started the Young at Heart Group of the church. Mr. Puckett loved his Lord, his family, his church, his country, his neighbors and was devoted to all of them.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Susan P. Hart and husband CT and Patti LeMaster and husband Harold all of Union; a brother: Donald Puckett and wife Mae of Union; a sister: Betty Tollison and husband Lynn of Fort Mill; a sister-in-law: Allene Ford Crocker and husband Forrest of Union; 5 grandchildren: Tommy Hart and wife Wendy, David Hart, Alicia Palmer and huband Jesse, Clair Doar and husband John, and Greta Fuller and husband Stuart; 13 great-grandchilden; one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Puckett was predeceased by a sister Mattie Laura Owens.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Allen Gregory, Rev. Stuart Fuller and Rev. Scott Cobb. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.

Active pallbearers will be Tommy Hart, David Hart, John Doar, Stuart Fuller, Jesse Palmer , Justin Hart, Jordan Hart and Nicholas Hart.

The following are asked to assemble at the church at 10:45 AM to form the honorary escort: members of the Young at Heart of Fairforest Baptist Church, the staff of Hospice of Tri-County-Union Office, Crystal Earls and the staff of CVS Pharmacy Boyce St., T.G. Daniels, Jr., Everette Hill, Mickey Gist, Don Hyder, Gary and Martha Lindner, Harvey and Bobbie Jean Belue, Jeannette Pharr, Jimmy and Mary Jo Sherbert, Paul and Becky Sanders, Steve and Tavia Rigdon, Frank Garner, Dr. Coy Eaton and Dianne Bush.

Visitation will be held 6:30 until 8:30 PM Tuesday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Fairforest Baptist Church, 1917 Jonesville Hwy., Union, SC, 29379 or to American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615 or to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29303 or to Hospice of Tri-County, Union Office, 101-C S. Boyce St., Union, SC , 29379.

The family will be at the home, 2311 Jonesville Hwy., Union.

June 26, 2010

Andrea Newton Rhymer
Union, SC

Mrs. Andrea Newton Rhymer, age 66, of Ellen Sager Nursing Home, wife of Don Rhymer, died Saturday, June 26, 2010 after an extended illness.

Mrs. Rhymer was born in Union, a daughter of the late Irving Newton and Melle Kelly Newton.

A graduate of Union High School, Mrs. Rhymer was a homemaker.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter; Kelly and husband Keith Svagr of Charlotte, NC, a son; Don and his wife Kate of La Canada CA, a sister, Pam Phipps and 2 brothers,

Charles Newton and James Newton all of Union, 5 Grandchildren; Andrew, Molly and Carrie Rhymer and Kaitlyn and Kendall Svagr. She was predeceased by a brother Thomas Newton.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 27, 2010 at Union Memorial Gardens, conducted by Rev. Robert Branch.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

The family is at the home of her sister, Pam Phipps, 212 North Mountain St. Union, SC.

Memorials may be made to the Ellen Sagar Nursing Home Activity Fund, 1817 Jonesville Hwy., Union, SC 29379.

Brenda Young Mobley
Union, SC

Mrs. Brenda Young Mobley, age 58, widow of Michael Mobley, of 120 Sardis School House Rd., died, suddenly at her home, Friday, June 25, 2010.

Mrs. Mobley was born in Union, January 19, 1952, a daughter of the late Dorothy Young. She was a graduate of Union High School and previously been employed in textiles at Milliken Midway Plant. She was a member of Skull Shoals Baptist Church in Gaffney.

Surviving are a son; Jason Mobley of the home, a sister Dale Horne (John) of Union, 3 grandchildren; Treaver Mobley and Florinda Fox of the home and Brandon Mobley of New Jersey, 2 nieces; Penny Deaton and Wendy Horne, a great neice, Paige Deaton 3 great nephews; Michael Deaton, Jacob Russell and John Gavin Russell all of Union.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 28, 2010 at the S. R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel, conducted by Rev. Allen Gregory. Burial will follow in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be: John Horne, Chad Russell, Jerry McDonald, Steve Hoffman, and Terry Young.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 PM, Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the funeral home.

The family is at the home of her niece Penny Deaton, 3820 Jonesville Lockhart Hwy. Union, SC.

June 25, 2010

Frances Shetley Bright
Formerly of Union

Ms. Frances Shetley Bright, age 69 of 1580 John Cannon Rd., Newberry, SC died Friday, June 25, 2010 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab, Edgefield, SC.

Ms Bright was born in Union, SC October 2, 1940, a daughter of the late Joseph Allen Shetley and Marie Self Shetley.

Surviving are two daughters: Renee Bright and Barbara Gonzalez; two sons: Joseph Bradley Bright and wife Felicia and Grover Curtis Bright, Jr and wife Tammy all of Newberry; a brother, Don Shetley and wife Lillian of Union; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 28, 2010 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Simon, Jason Silvers, Terry Redmond, Michael Patterson, Jerry Arrowood and James Arrowood.

Visitation will be held 1:00-2:00 PM Monday in the chapel prior to the service.

The family is at the home of her son, Brad and Felicia Bright, 2024 Stoney Batter Rd., Newberry, SC 29108

June 23, 2010

Jessie Peterson, RN, MSN
Jonesville, SC

Mrs. Jessie Hand Peterson, age 40, wife of Danny Peterson of 124 Oakwood Rd., Jonesville, SC died Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

Mrs Peterson was born in Westerly, RI March 11, 1970, a daughter of Agnes Hand Jewell and David Jewell of Gaffney and the late Alvin Jesse Hand. She received her Bachelor of Science Nursing from University of SC Upstate and her Masters Education from Walden University. Mrs Peterson was employed with Wallace Thomson Hospital as a staff nurse with Medical, Surgical, Pediatrics and Telemetry patients. She also worked with the OB Department, Emergency Department and served as circulation supervisor for the hospital. Mrs. Peterson attended Lockhart United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are a son, Hunter Issac Peterson of the home; two step-daughters: Ashley Daniel Peterson and Brittany Nichole Peterson of the home; two sisters: Deena Laughlin and husband Luke and Susan Petty and husband Lewis all of Gaffney; father and mother-in-law, Harvey and Evelyn Peterson; a sister-in-law, Jonie Peterson and husband Rusty Huffstetler all of Blacksburg and several nieces and newphews.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, June 25, 2010 at Lockhart United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Merritt Wentz.

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

Memorials maybe made to Jessie's Children's Educational Fund, 124 Oakwood Rd., Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family is at the home.

June 22, 2010

Lerline “Polly” Haney
Formerly of Jonesville

Mrs. Lerline Gault “Polly” Haney, age 93,widow of Horace Haney, formerly of Jonesville, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Oakmont of Union.

Mrs. Haney was born in Union County, SC May 7, 1917, a daughter of the late George Hoyle Gault and Hattie Estell Gault Gault. She attended Kelly Pinckney School; was a homemaker and a member of Foster's Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Merle G Harvey of Union; a stepson, Hoyt Haney and wife Sis of Jonesville; a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Haney was predeceased by four sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, June 22, 2010 at Holcombe's Jonesville Chapel conducted by Rev. Christopher Green. Burial will be in Mt. Joy Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Haney's nephews will serve as active pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 1:30-3:00 PM Thursday in the chapel prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Fosters' Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 611, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her niece, Barbara Kirby, 136 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy, Jonesville.

June 21, 2010

Michael Randall Gilliam
Union, S.C.

Mr. Michael Randall “Randy” Gilliam age 39, formerly of Union, husband of Dianna Thompson Gilliam of 248 Green St., Pacolet, passed away, June 20, 2010 at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Gilliam was born in Greenville, December 6, 1970, a son of Michael Randy Gilliam of Greer and the late Rebecca Jean Lawson Gilliam. He was a 1989 graduate of Union Academy, received his associates degree from USC and his bachelors degree from Presbyterian College. Mr. Gilliam had taught school at Union Academy, Newberry Academy and at Converse College while he was working on his master's degree. He was a member of Whitmire United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife and father are a brother: William Hartford Gilliam of York; his paternal grandfather: Otis Hartford Gilliam of Whitmire; 3 aunts and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be held 3:30 PM Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Whitmire United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Jim Williams. Burial will be in Whitmire Cemetery.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 2:00 until 3:30 PM at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Union Co. Humane Society, 218 N. Pinckney St., Union, SC, 29379.

The family will be at the home of his grandfather, Otis H. Gilliam, 35 Union St., Whitmire.

June 16, 2010

Lloyd Lawson
Buffalo, SC

Mr. Lloyd Lawson, age 82, husband of Addie Mae Smith Lawson of 2320 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo died Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at his home.

Mr. Lawson was born in Spartanburg April 19, 1928, a son of the late Larry and Marie Simmons Lawson. He was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church and a Veteran of the USArmy having served in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Lawson retired from Enoree Mills where he worked as a technician.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter: Nancy Kaye Lawson of Buffalo; 4 sons: Robert E. Lawson and wife Wanda, Jerry R. Lawson and wife Patty, Terry M. Lawson and wife Pam all of Buffalo, and Stanley E. Lawson of the home; 8 grandchildren: Dawn Sprouse, Michael and wife Crystal, Crystal, Travis, Patrick, Brandy, Brad and wife Tracey, Mark and wife April Lawson; 13 great-grandchildren: Ashley, Devin, Candace, Kevin Sprouse, and Rachel, Cheynnee, Allie, Harley, Kaden, Caylee, Braine Lawson, Kathleen and Jasmine

Robinson; 2 sisters: Iris Mae Lawson and husband Bobby Joe and Clorise Duncan both of Buffalo. Mr. Lawson was predeceased by 2 daughters: Betty Sue and Sandra Denise Lawson; 1 Grandchild: Candness Lawson; 1 great-grandchild Timothy Mark Lawson, Jr.; 2 sisters: Kate Nelson and Mearle Summer; 3 brothers: Melvin, Joe and Earl Lawson.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, June 18, 2010 with military honors at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Guy Langston and Rev. Jimmie Farmer. Burial will be the church cemetery.

Mr. Lawson's grandsons will serve as Active Pallbearers. The following are asked to assemble at the church at 1:45 PM to form the honorary escort: Marvin Emory, Brodus Walthrop and Ed Griffin. The staff of Hospice of South Carolina, Union Unit are asked to sit in a group.

The family will be at the home where they will receive friends after 2:00 PM Thursday, 2320 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo, SC 29321.

Memorials may be made to The Mission Center, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Rd. Buffalo, SC 29321.

June 12, 2010

Mary Ann Harris
Spartanburg, SC

Mrs. Mary Ann Bobo Harris, age 63, of 182 Loop Rd. Spartanburg, SC., widow of Leon Theodore Brown died Friday, June 11, 2010 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mrs. Harris was born in Birmingham Alabama, March 31, 1947 a daughter of the late James Robert Bobo and Margaret Virginia McAbee Bobo. Mrs. Harris worked for Sam's Club in Spartanburg. She was an active member of Pentecostals of Spartanburg, where she was a Sunday school teacher, nursery worker, and did other various things in the church.

Survivors are two sons: James E. Harris and wife Sheila, and Randy Scott Brown all of Spartanburg; a brother: James Ray Bobo and wife Judy of Buffalo; a sister: Peggy Lee Queen and husband Robert of Buffalo; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Mrs. Harris was predeceased by a son Timothy David Harris.

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Union Memorial Gardens, 1720 Whitmire Hwy., Union, SC. 29379, conducted by Rev. Larry W. Wilkes.

The family will receive friends following the Graveside Service.

Memorials maybe made to the Mary Ann Harris Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC. 29379.

The family is at their respective homes.

June 11, 2010

Thomas Lemuel Estes
Saginaw, Michigan

Thomas Lemuel Estes, age 68, husband of Suellen Estes of Saginaw, Michigan died Monday, May 3, 2010 at his home.

Mr. Estes was born in Union, SC August 14, 1941, a son of the late Thomas Lemuel Estes and Margaret Steele Estes. He was a graduate of Union High School and Presbyterian College. Mr. Estes was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Saginaw, MI and St. George's Episcopal Church – The Villages, Florida. He was a Past President and Board Member of Germania; a member of Kiwanis Club, Fordney Club, Pioneer Club, Saginaw Club, Maple Hill Golf Club and contributing golfer of the “Littlest Angel”.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Kelly DeVore Estes of Traverse City, MI; a son, Dr. Samuel Steele Estes and wife Lisa of Dewitt, MI; two step-sons: Bradley S. Montgomery and wife Marilyn of Saginaw, MI and Breton Montgomery of St. Louis; grandchildren: Sydney A. Estes, Samantha M. Estes and Allie “Red” L. Estes; step-grandchildren: Devin Montgomery and Ryan Montgomery; a sister, Margaret E. McCanless and husband Bryan of Greenville; a niece, Sara Margaret Fleming and husband James and their children, Carley and Hunter Fleming of Greenville.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Union, SC conducted by Rev. Sanders Read.

June 10, 2010

Espy M. Carter
Lockhart, S.C.

Mrs. Espy McMahan Carter, age 77, widow of James W. Carter formerly of Lockhart passed away, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Carter was born in Lockhart, October 26, 1932, a daughter of the late Earl and Mary Vance McMahan. She was formerly employed with Milliken Co., Lockhart Plant and was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son : Kevin Carter of Lockhart, a granddaughter: Stephanie Stephenson Inglett of Union; a great-granddaughter: Rileigh Inglett; two nieces: Kimberly Fowler and Cindy Johnson; two great-nephews: Chase Fowler and Dillon Johnson and a great-niece: Ashley Fowler. Mrs. Carter was predeceased by a sister: Faye “Doodle” Marie.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 Saturday, June 13, 2010 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Gary Byrd. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 until 1:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 373 Wesley Chapel Rd., Union, SC, 29379.

The family is at the home of her son, Kevin Carter, 328 North 2nd St., Lockhart, SC.

June 9, 2010

Reba S. Chupp
Union, S.C

Mrs. Reba S. “Granny” Chupp, age 71, widow of William T. Chupp, Sr. formerly of Munro St. Union, passed away, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Hospice Care of the Piedmont in Greenwood.

Mrs. Chupp was born in Union, May 23, 1939 a daughter of the late Plato and Ellie McCall Pressley. She was retired from Aunt M's (MiniMart) in Jonesville and had previously worked in textiles. Mrs. Chupp was a member of the Whitehall Church of God in Greenwood.

Surviving are four daughters: Jeannie Christian and husband Jim with whom Mrs. Chupp made her home in Bradley, Wanda Garner and husband David, Rita Edenfield and husband Larry, and Karen Phillps and husband Bruce all of Union; three sons: Darrell Armstrong and wife Ann of Jonesville, James Armstrong and wife Penny, and Jerry Pruitt all of Union; three brothers: Tommy Joe Pressley of Phoenix, AZ, J. Harold Pressley of Seneca and Paul Pressley of Brevard, NC; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Chupp was predeceaced by a daughter: Carla Renee Armstrong, a son: Dean Armstrong; 5 sister, 3 brothers, and 8 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, June 11, 2010 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Harry Fry. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Mrs. Chupp's grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC, 29646 or to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC, 29615.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Rita and Larry Edenfield, 317 N. Church St., Union.

June 8, 2010

Leroy Montgomery Gallman
Retired Mechanic /Body Shop Repair/Gallman’s Garage

Born on July 25, 1929, a son of Oetzel and Cleo Adams Gallman. Mr. Gallman passed away on June 7, 2010 at 5:45 p.m. after a long illness. Surviving are his wife, Brenda Kirby Gallman, and stepchildren, Reverend Danny Tapp, Tammy, and Tayna of Mill Springs, N.C. and by his son, Stan Gallman and his wife, Karen and daughter, Pam Cavender and her husband, Danny, of Hidden Forest Drive, Union. Stan and Pam are by his first wife, Lucy Harris Gallman Stone of Union.

Mr. Gallman is survived by a brother, Warren Dean Gallman, wife Betty Jo Gallman and a sister, Della Gallman Gibbs and husband, Sonny Gibbs. Mr. Gallman is survived by 7 grandchildren. Services will be held in Mill Springs, North Carolina at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 9, 2010.

The family in Union is at the home of Pam and Danny Cavender. Other arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Announcement courtesy of the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Charles G. Hodge
Union, S.C.

Mr. Charles Gilliam “Charlie” Hodge, Sr., age 81, husband of Doris O'Shields Hodge of 207 Lakeside Dr., Union, SC, passed away Monday, June 7, 2010, at Regional Hospice Home of Spartanburg.

Mr. Hodge was born in Union, September 7, 1928 a son of the late Clarence and Sarah Lawson Hodge. He was a graduate of Union High School and was an avid baseball player participating in the Union Textile League. He was contacted during that time by the Brooklyn Dodgers on three different occasions to join their team. Mr. Hodge was retired from Belk's Dept. Store after twenty one years.

An active member of First Baptist Church, he was a member of the Sam Cain Sunday School Class and was a former Deacon having been presented the Lifetime Deacon Award for Faithful service. He was a former member of the S.C. State Guard and retired as a Sgt. Major from the S.C. National Guard after forty-one years and seven months of service. A volunteer for Union Co. Meals on Wheels, Mr. Hodge also served as a member of the Board for the Dept. of Social Services, the YMCA and had faithfully served the citizens of Union as a Council Member from 1970 until 1982. He was a lifetime member of the Hejaz Shrine Temple and a life time member of the Masonic Lodge # 375.

Surviving in addition to his wife of fifty-four years are a daughter: Penny Adamo and husband Tom of Union; a son: Charles “Chuck” Hodge and wife Cindy of Spartanburg; six grandchildren: Tyler, Kacie and Kayla Hodge, Christian Taylor, Andrew and Adelaide Adamo; one great-grandson: Trevor Hodge. Mr. Hodge was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, June 10, 2010, at the First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Emory and Rev. Spencer Ledford. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Tyler Hodge, Christian Taylor Adamo, Andrew Adamo, H.A. “Buck” Vinson, Eddie Harris, Colby Hawkins and Don Fowler.

The following are asked to assemble at the church by 1:45 PM Thursday to form the honorary escort: members of the Sam Cain Sunday School Class, present and former Deacons and Mr. W.C. Bennett.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 2:00 PM Thursday in the Chapel of First Baptist Church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 405 E. Main St., Union, SC, 29379 or to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Dr., Spartanburg, SC, 29303.

The family is at the home, 207 Lakeside Dr., Union, SC.

June 7, 2010

Helen Proctor
Union, SC

Mrs. Helen McAbee Proctor, age 88, a longtime resident of Union, widow of Eugene Proctor passed away Monday, June 7, 2010 at Oakmont Residential Center.

Mrs. Proctor was born in Spartanburg County, SC February 6, 1922, a daughter of the late Roland McAbee and Lois Brown McAbee. She was a graduate of Spartanburg High School and a faithful member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church. Mrs. Proctor retired in 1983 from Milliken & Co. Monarch Plant.

Mrs. Proctor is survived by two sons: Dr. Edward Proctor and his wife Joyce of Duluth, GA and Kenneth Proctor and his wife Tonya of Union; a daughter, Deborah Scott of Myrtle Beach; a step-daughter, Louise Lever of West Columbia; a sister, Lula Brashears of Campobello; four grandchildren: Hailey Proctor of Charlottesville, VA, Blaine Scott of Korea, Chris Scott of Greenville and Dave Proctor of Union and four step-grandchildren: Susan Van Koevering, Mary Frances Thimmesh, Deany Fisher and Danny Fisher all of West Columbia. Mrs. Proctor was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Benny Green and Rev. Brad Goodale. Burial will follow in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Danny Scott, Dave Proctor, Chris Scott, Bennie Brashears, Carrol Alexander, Jr, Bill Mabry and Sam Kerhulas. The staff of Oakmont Residential and Nursing Center along with employees of Heartland Hospice are asked to assemble at the church 10:15 AM Thursday morning to form the honorary escort.

The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at www.komen.org or to the general fund of Mon Aetna Baptist Church, 1431 Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC 29379 or to Heartland Hospice, 421 S. E. Main Street, Suite 100, Simpsonville, SC 29681.

The family is at the home of her son, Kenneth and Tonya Proctor, 189 Brown's Creek Church Rd., Union.

Dallas L. Nelson, Sr.
Jonesville, S.C

Mr. Dallas Leon Nelson, Sr., age 83, husband of Faye Garner Nelson of 315 Haile St., Jonesville, passed away, Sunday, June 6, 2010.

Mr. Nelson was born in Jonesville, November 30, 1926 a son of the late Nathaniel and Marie Foster Nelson. He was a graduate of Jonesville High School and Robinson's Business College and retired from the US Postal Service as the Jonesville Postmaster. Mr. Nelson was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army and was a retired Chief Warrant Officer after 20 years with the S.C. National Guard. He was a past Post Commander of the Jonesville American Legion,a chairman and past member of the Union Co. Election Commission and was a member of Jonesville Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son: Dallas L. Nelson, Jr. and wife Donna of Chapin; two daughters: Cathy N. Orr and husband Kent of Union and Judy N. Weatherford of Winston Salem, N.C.; one grandson: Nelson Trent Weatherford and wife Ashley of Wake Forest, NC, and a great-granddaughter, Holden Weatherford. Mr. Nelson was predeceased by a son-in-law Billy Weatherford.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Jonesville Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Ralph Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Wade, Barry Moss, Keith Vanderford, Gilbert Smith and Darrell Addis.

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

Memorials may be made Jonesville Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Fund, P.O. Box 279, Jonesville, SC, 29353 or to a charity of one's choice.

The family is at the home 315 Haile St., Jonesville, SC.

Lucille B. Harvey
Jonesville, S.C.

Mrs. Lucille Blackwell Harvey, age 91, widow of Oren Harvey, Sr. passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010 at White Oak Manor in Spartanburg.

Mrs. Harvey was born in Union Co., September 13, 1918 a daughter of the late W.T. And Bertie Ivey Blackwell. She was a member of Gilead Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are a son: Oren Harvey, Jr. and wife Elaine of Jonesville; three granddaughters: Gina H. Robinson and husband Dean of Jonesville, Sandy H. Nadeau of Nova Scotia, Canada and Pam H. Griffin and husband Stanley of Union; three great-granddaughters: Katie Robinson of Jonesville, Loren Vaughan and Laina Vaughan both of Union; three great-grandsons: Matthew Robinson of Jonesville, Patrick Nadeau of Nova Scotia and Kade Griffin of Union; a sister: Ruby B. Hodge and husband Donald of Jonesville; two brothers: Grady Blackwell and wife Betty of Jonesville and Greer Blackwell and wife Bernice of Spartanburg. Mrs. Harvey was predeceased by one sister and brother-in-law, Mable B. and Donald Genoble; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Archie Blackwell and wife Lillian and Charles Blackwell and wife Dora.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Dr. Lawton Neely. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Lipsey, Henry Evans, Roy Rector, Buck Peay, Gary Proctor and Doug Humphries.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 until 8:30 PM Tuesday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of S.C., Union Unit, 408 N. Duncan ByPass, Suite 6, Union, SC, 29379.

The family is at the home of her son: Oren and Elaine Harvey, 259 Hickory Ridge Rd., Jonesville.

Donna Gault Rector
Union, SC

Donna Gault Rector, age 49 of 227 Haas Street, Union, SC died Monday, June 7, 2010 at the Medical University of SC in Charleston, SC.

Ms. Rector was born in Union, SC, October 14, 1960, a daughter of the late Harold Ray Gault and Martha Prince Gault. She was a graduate of Union High School, attended Spartanburg Technical College and was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are a son, Jody Lynn Rector of Union; two grandchildren: Jaiden and Nathan Rector; a sister, Sherri Gault Rhinehart and husband Michael of the home; three brothers: Billy Gene Gault and wife Cindy of Spartanburg, Ronald Gault of the home and David Ray Gault of Union;three nephews: Christopher Rhinehardt, Joshua Gault and B.J. Gault, Jr; two nieces: Elizabeth and Deanna Gault; two great-nieces: Valerie Belue and Layla Jeter; two great-nephews: Aiden and Bryson Rhinehardt. Ms. Rector was predeceased by a son, Logan Mitchell Rector.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Flat Rock Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 1:00-2:30 PM Thursday at SR Holcombe Funeral Home prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Donna G. Rector Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 227 Haas Street, Union.

June 6, 2010

Janet A. Robinson
Leicester, NC

Mrs. Janet Ammons Robinson, age 97, formerly of Asheville, widow of Homer Samuel Robinson, died Friday, June 4, 2010 at the home of her daughter.

Mrs. Robinson was a native of Union, SC, born June 17, 1912 the eldest daughter of the late Jefferson Curtis Ammons and Mae Gallman Ammons. She graduated from Union High School and entered nurses training at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Mrs Robinson retired from St. Joseph's Hospital 1951. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Union, but was a 67 year resident of Asheville.

Surviving are a daughter: Nancy L. Brown and husband Buddy of Leicester, NC; a niece: Cindy Carroll and husband Robbie; a nephew; Chris Ammons and wife Vicki all of Spartanburg; a great-niece Caty Fullerton; a great-nephew: Luke Fullerton; two beloved sons: Mark Huntsinger and Phillip Huntsinger both of Leicester NC.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM, Monday, June 7, 2010 at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. David Caughman. The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service.

June 2, 2010

Gertrude O. Fowler
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Gertrude Oshenska Fowler, age 89, formerly of Union, widow of Elliott Earl Fowler, passed away, Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the Richard Campbell Veterans Home in Anderson after a period of declining health.

Mrs. Fowler was born in Wheeling, W.Va., April 3, 1921, a daughter of Stanley and Della Bagusevec Oshenska. She was a graduate of Wheeling High School and veteran WWII having served in the Navy W.A.V.E.S. Mrs. Fowler retired as secretary with Berry Builder Mart and had previously worked in the clerical department of Union Mill. She was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church, a member of the V.F.W. and a member of the B.P.O. Elks Does # 148.

Surviving are a son: Elliott Earl Fowler, Jr. of Chicago, IL; a grandson: Mike Fowler and wife Tracey of Union; a granddaughter: Amy Petty and husband Tracy of Buffalo; great-grandchildren: Christian Petty and Hunter Petty both of Buffalo, Madison Fowler and Nicolas Fowler both of Union;

a sister-in-law: Sue Stepp Fowler of Marion, NC.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, June 4, 2010 at Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by Rev. Robert Alexander . Mrs. Fowler's grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Mon Aetna Baptist Church, 1431 Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC, 29379.

The family will be at the home of Mike and Tracey Fowler, 206 City View Circle, Union.

Claude D. Finley, Jr.
Union, S.C.

Mr. Claude Daniel Finley, Jr., age 86, husband of Mary Padgett Finley of 309 Brookside Dr., Union, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Finley was born in Union, August 12, 1923, a son of the late Claude Daniel Finley, Sr. and Anne Burgess Finley. He was a graduate of Union High School and attended the University of South Carolina and Furman University. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Finley served during WWII. He began his 40 year career with Arthur State Bank in February of 1950 and retired as Executive Vice-President. Mr. Finley was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where he had served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee. He had served as Treasurer of the American Legion Post # 22 for over 50 years and was also a former member of the Union Rotary Club and former Director and Treasurer for the Union Co. United Way.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter: Jane Finley Tate and husband George of Spartanburg; two granddaughters: Mary Austin Bolin and huband Robert and their son Will all of Spartanburg and Jane Tate Snyder and husband William of Charlotte.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, June 4, 2010 at Grace United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. David Caughman.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Ladies Parlor of the Church.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 446, Union, SC, 29379.

The family is at the home 309 Brookside Dr., Union, SC.

Josephine Hall Sparks
Formerly of Union

Mrs. Josephine Hall Sparks, age 93, widow of Hay Fant Sparks, Sr died Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Hospice of Charleston in Mt Pleasant, SC.

Mrs. Sparks was born in Union, SC August 17, 1916, a daughter of the late Matthew Hampton Hall and Carrie Bailey Hall. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Sparks was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are three sons: Hay F. Sparks, Jr and wife Mary of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Glenn A. Sparks, Sr of Columbia and Bruce Sparks and wife Kay of Union; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Rosemont Cemetery conducted by Rev. Terry Mitchell and Rev. John Lee.

Active pallbearers will be Glenn Sparks, Jr, Hay Sparks, III, Stewart Sparks, Bruce Sparks, Jr, Jimmy Streetman and Mark Osborne.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 1705Lockhart Hwy, Union, SC 29379 or to Hospice of Charleston Foundation, 676 Wando Park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

The family is at the home of her son, Bruce and Kay Sparks, 712 Brown's Creek Church Rd., Union.

 

 



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