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June 2012

June 30 ,2012

Johnny Alfred Michaels
Clover, S.C.

Mr. Johnny Alfred Michaels, age 84, husband of Helen White Michaels of 2860 Stroup Rd., Clover, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at his home.

Mr. Michaels was born in Mt. Pleasant, GA, May 15, 1928, a son of the late Charlie Wilder Michaels and Sarah Davis Michaels. He was a retired textile worker and was a veteran of the US Army.

Surviving in addition to his wife are six daughters: Vivian Chapman of Stanley, NC, Sandra Benfield and husband Jerry of York, Johnnie Wise and husband Wayne of Lincolnton, NC, Sara Sipe and husband Jeff of Clover, Debbie Feagin and husband Barry of Newberry, and Malinda Mitaritonno of the home; one son: Paul Rabb and wife Trudi of Austria; two sisters: Grace Hullett of Clover and Geraldine Lewis of Lincolnton, NC; four brothers: Charles Michaels of York, Leonard Michaels, Roger Michaels, and Harold Michaels all of Clover; 27 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Clover Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 12:00 until 2:00 PM Monday at the church prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina, 500 Taylor St., Suite 101, Columbia, SC 29201-3000.

The family will be at the home, 2860 Stroup Rd., Clover.

June 29, 2012

Betty M. Blakely
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Betty McAbee Blakely, age 83, widow of John William Blakely, Jr., formerly of Union, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012 at Golden Crest Assisted Living in Stockbridge, GA.

Mrs. Blakely was born Chester, June 16, 1929 a daughter of the late Ezekiel M. McAbee and Eva Lee McAbee. She was a graduate of Union High School and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters: Joan B. Hardcastle and husband Louis, Charlotte B. Mascaro and husband Bob, Caroline B. Lee and husband Smitty all of Atlanta, GA and Mary B. Frank and husband Randall of Norfolk, VA; one sister: Frances Giddens; two brothers: Mac McAbee and Freddie McAbee all of Union; nine grandchildren: Eugene William Frank, John Christopher Scarboro, Patricia Joan Scarpino, Amy Frank-Williams, Benjamin Blakely Scarboro, LindseyWhite Britt, Floyd Smith Lee, John William Blakely Lee, and Noah Wyatt Lee; 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 PM Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Steve McAbee. Burial will be in Grace United Methodist Church.

Active pallbearers will be Mrs. Blakely’s grandsons and son-in-laws.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or to Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home.

Curtis L. Nelson
Jonesville, S.C.

Mr. Curtis L. Nelson, age 85, formerly of 133 Fairbanks St., Jonesville, passed away June 28, 2012 at Magnolia Manor in Inman.

Mr. Nelson was born in Jonesville, March 5, 1927, a son of the late W.A. Nelson and Dora Clark Nelson. He was a graduate of Jonesville High School and was a veteran of the US Army having served in WWII. Mr. Nelson was retired from Gates Rubber, Co. in Lithonia, GA.

Surviving are a sister: Mary R. Gregory of Spartanburg and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Nelson was predeceased by six brothers, Arthur Nelson, Herbert Nelson, George Nelson, J.B. Nelson, William Nelson and Howard Nelson.

A memorial services will be planned for a later date.

June 28, 2012

Carroll D. Garner
Union, SC

Mr. Carroll D. Garner, age 76, husband of Annette Carter Garner of 377 Mt. Tabor Church Road, Union passed away after a brief illness at Gibbs Cancer Center on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Mr. Garner was born in Union, SC on April 17, 1936 a son of the late Aubrey “Bud” and Roxie Harris Garner. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Mr. Garner was retired from Duke Energy and had worked with Lockhart Power Company and Cone Mill’s Carlisle Finishing Plant. He had taught welding at Spartanburg Technical College. He was a former member of the South Carolina National Guard.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter: Lora Garner; two sons: Dean and Les Garner; one sister: Yvonne Rash and husband Paul; two granddaughters: Farrah and Aubrey Garner, all of Union; two special pets, Ben and Jennie.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel.

The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Union Disabilities Services, 326 South Gadberry Street, Union, SC 29379 or Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund (Debt Principle Retirement) 373 Wesley Chapel Road, Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home 377 Mt. Tabor Church Road, Union, SC 29379.

Terry Mark Lawson
Buffalo, S.C.

Mr. Terry Mark Lawson, age 48, husband of Pam Simmons Lawson, of 2320 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo, passed away, Monday, June 25, 2012.

Mr. Lawson was born in Union, January 28, 1964, a son of Addie Mae Smith Lawson of the home and the late Lloyd Lawson. Mr. Lawson was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church and was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a son: Mark Lawson and wife April of Union; two step-daughters: Sonya Sinclair of Buffalo and Shannon Yarbrough of Union; a sister: Kaye Lawson of Buffalo; three brothers: Earl Lawson, Jerry Lawson, and Stanley Lawson all of Buffalo; two grandchildren: Kaden and Caylee Lawson and three step-grandchildren: Amanda Sinclair, Novah Manibusan, and Matt Yarbrough. Mr. Lawson was predeceased by a grandson: Timothy Mark Lawson, Jr. and two sisters: Betty Sue Lawson and Sandra Denise Lawson.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, June 29, 2012 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Melvin Shelton. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Travis Lawson, Brad Lawson, Patrick Lawson, Erik Bay, T.J. Roberts, Brandon Roberts, Logan Vanderford, and T.J. Childers.

Mr. Lawson will be carried to the home, 2320 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo, where the family will receive friends after 2:00 PM Thursday.

June 23, 2012

Gay Rhymer
Union, SC

Mr. Gay Rhymer, age 92, husband of Virginia Gault Rhymer of 146 East Forest Drive, Union, SC died Friday, June 22, 2012 at his home.

Mr. Rhymer was born in Asheville, NC May 1, 1920, a son of the late Z.H. Rhymer and Ella Alexander Rhymer. A US Army Veteran of World War II, Mr. Rhymer received the Purple Heart for wounds he received serving his country. He was retired from Cone Mills Carlisle Finishing plant and of the Baptist Faith.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son: Ronnie Gault of Union; a grandson: Ron Gault and wife Peggy of Union, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Rhymer was predeceased by four brothers and six sisters.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, June 25, 2012 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Terry Mitchell.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Harmony Care, 708 South Duncan ByPass, Suite J Union, SC 29379 or Genita Home Health Care, P.O. Box 625, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 146 East Forest Drive, Union.

June 22, 2012

Terry E. Heatherly
Jonesville, S.C.

Mr. Terry Eugene Heatherly, age 60, of 2570 West Springs Hwy., Jonesville, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Cleveland County Regional Medical Center in Shelby, NC after a sudden illness.

Mr. Heatherly was born in Union, April 29, 1952, a son of Rev. Broadus Heatherly and wife Edith of Shelby, NC and Joann Mathis Norwood of Union. He was a graduate of St. Stephen’s High School in Berkeley Co. and attended North Greenville College. He was retired from the South Carolina Department of Corrections and was a member of Jonesville Baptist Church. Mr. Heatherly was very involved in his children’s activities and was a volunteer in his church and his community.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter: Morgan Heatherly, of the home; three sons, Joseph Heatherly of Lexington, Alex and Cole Heatherly also of the home; two sisters: Cheryl Billings and husband James of Blacksburg, and Charlotte Sinclaire of Durham, NC; a sister-in-law: Glenda Adkins of Zionville, NC and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Matthew Thomas and a brother, Robert Adkins.

Graveside services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, June 24, 2012 at West Springs Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Ralph Brown.

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

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

The family will be at the home of Mark and Donna Sanders, 285 Parks Farm Road, Jonesville, SC 29353.

Mary Ann Ferguson
Greenville, S.C.

Mrs. Mary Ann Stevens Ferguson, age 102, widow of Eddie Ferguson, formerly of Union, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Magnolia Manor in Greenville.

Mrs. Ferguson was born in Santuc, January 27, 1910, a daughter of Colonel and Julie Stevens. She was a member of the Greater Union Church.

Surviving are a son: Calvin Nelson and wife Jean of Easley; three grandchildren: Calvin James Nelson and wife Joyce of Union, Beth Bartlett and husband David of Asheville, NC and Connie Francese and husband Ted of Raleigh, NC; three great-grandchildren: Michelle Jett and husband Bruce, Dollie Nelson, and Angela Crisp; and other great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Sunset Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Roger Estes.

Visitation will be held 7:00 until 9:00 PM Saturday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Greater Union Church, 321 Bruce O. Wilson Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home of James and Joyce Nelson, 119 Lanier Lane, Union.

June 21, 2012

William Howard “Scoot” Mitchell, Sr.
Union, S.C.

Mr. William Howard “Scoot” Mitchell, Sr., age 51, husband of Debra Whitehead Mitchell of 216 Monarch Highway, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012.

Mr. Mitchell was born in Ft. Mommoth, New Jersey, January 12, 1962 a son of Betty Dabbs Mitchell of Jonesville and the late George Mitchell. He member Jonesville Baptist Church and was previously employed with Holcombe Funeral Home.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two children: a daughter, Jessie Marie Mitchell and a son, William Howard “Will” Mitchell, Jr., both of the home; a sister Teresa Mitchell of Jonesville; a brother-in-law, Wallace Whitehead, Jr. of Union; two nieces: Brittany Mitchell of Jonesville and Amanda Guyton of Boiling Springs; one nephew: Matthew Whitehead of Union and several other close cousins and friends.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Ricky Cook. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jerry Whitehead, Bruce Magner, Michael Proctor, Ron Mummery, Domingo Alverez and David Paige.

Visitation will be held 7:00 until 9:00 PM, Friday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association 3535 Pelham Road, Suite 101, Greenville, SC 29615 or the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.

The family will be at the home of Jerry Whitehead, 224 Fairmont Street, Union and at the home of his mother, Betty D. Mitchell, 212 Forest Street, Jonesville, SC.

Mary Ola West Patrick
Union, SC

Mrs. Mary Ola West Patrick, age 68, widow of E. D. Patrick, of 368 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Union, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at her home, after a period of declining health.

Mrs. Patrick was born in Inman, SC, on October 27, 1943, a daughter of the late Will and Cora Fisher West. She was a graduate of Lockhart High School and a member of Lockhart United Methodist Church. Mrs. Patrick was retired from Conso Products.
Surviving is a son, Billy Patrick of the home.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Merritt Wentz.

Visitation will be held 7:00 until 9:00 Friday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

William “Hot Shot” Farr
Union, S.C.

Mr. William Gault “Hot Shot” Farr, age 69, husband of 51 years to Delores Folsom Farr of 1032 Jonesville- Lockhart Hwy., Union, passed away, Wednesday, June 19, 2012 at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Farr was born in Union, July 6, 1942 a son of the late Willie Hosie Farr and Lenna Gault Farr. He attended Kelly-Pinckney School and Jonesville High School. Mr. Farr was a retired business man, having owned Farr’s ABC and L&B Café and Convenience Store. He was an avid gardener who loved to share his vegetables with family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter: Lisa Farr McKaughan and husband Kurt of Columbia; a son: William Bryan Farr and fiancee Michelle Sinclair of Boiling Springs; three sisters: Fay F. Webber of Lockhart, Joyce F. Patrick of Union and Ann Farr of Jonesville; three brothers: Donald Farr of Union, Charles Farr and Willard Farr both of Jonesville; one granddaughter whom he adored: Victoria Malee McKaughan of Columbia.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Christopher Greene, Rev. Jerry Ford, Rev. Josh Freeman and Rev. Ralph Brown. Burial will be in Jonesville Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Kevin Farr, Toney Farr, Mike Patrick, Robert Crawford, Matt Farr, Johnnie Lewis, Freddie Gault and Bo Ham.

The following are asked to served as the honorary escort: Frank Smith, John Cooper, Pat Patel, Tullie Howell, Kathy Fowler, Tim Mahon, Steven Grady, Preston Worthy, William Holcombe, Weldon Knox, Terry Vinson and Chad Ponder.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 until 4:00 PM Thursday at the church prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to Fosters’s Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 611, Union, SC 29379 or to Jonesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 279, Jonesville, SC 29353.
The family will be at the home, 1032 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy., Union.

June 18, 2012

Douglas G. Braun
Union, S.C.

Mr. Douglas G. Braun, age 67, husband of Ginny Lawton Braun of 313 Hart St., Union, passed away, Monday, June 18, 2012 at his home after an extended illness.

Mr. Braun was born in Detroit, MI, May 11, 1945, a son of the late George and Pat Harrington Braun. He received a Masters degree in Biology from Emory University and was a veteran of the US Navy.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Loni B. Johnston and husband Rob of Cornelius, NC and Wendy L. Braun of the home; one son: Clinton J Braun of Arlington, VA; a brother: Jeff Braun and wife Lin of Eufaula, AL; a brother-in-law: Wesley W. Lawton and wife Peggy of Greenville; dear friends, Keith Johnston and family of Wilson, NC; six grandchildren: Ashton Hayes, Erin Braun, Lindsay, Raegan, and Connolly Johnston, and Ryan Braun.

The family would like to express their gratitude to his caregiver, Tina Jones and to the staff of Tidewater Hospice for their concern and support during Mr. Braun’s illness.

A private family service has been held. No other services are planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Christian Day School, 331 Meansville Rd., Union, SC 29379.

Wm. Brian Greer, Jr.
Union, S.C

Mr. William Brian Greer, Jr., age 76, husband of Carol Hicks Greer of 600 Toney Rd. Union, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Magnolia Manor in Spartanburg.

Mr. Greer was born in Union, November 23, 1935, a son of the late William Brian Greer, Sr. and Wilma Murphy Greer. He was a graduate of Union High School class of 1953, was retired from Cone Mill, Carlisle Finishing Plant and was veteran of the US Air Force. Mr. Greer was member of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church where he had served as a Trustee and was awarded Father of the Year in 2008.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter: Sherry G. Lybrand and husband, Rev. Frank Lybrand of Spartanburg; two grandchildren: Torey Lybrand of N. Charleston and Taylor Lybrand of Spartanburg. Mr. Greer was predeceased by a son, Timothy Craig Greer.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Merritt Wentz and Rev. Frank Lybrand.

Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to Duncan Acres United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 216, Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 600 Toney Rd., Union.

June 16, 2012

Elizabeth G. Lawson
Buffalo, S.C.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Grogan Lawson, age 89, widow of Wallace Bogan Lawson of 542 Meadow Woods Rd., Buffalo, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, June 15, 2012.

Mrs. Lawson was born in Union Co., November 26, 1922, a daughter of the late Charlie Victor Grogan and Beatrice Callicutt Grogan. She was retired from Her Majesty Industries and was a faithful member of Putman Baptist Church. Mrs. Lawson was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are two daughters: Susan Elizabeth Ward and husband John of Buffalo and Mary Wallace Lawson of the home; one granddaughter: Lauren Elizabeth Ward of Buffalo; special cousins: Olin Callicutt and James Callicutt both of Spartanburg; special children: Andrew Peace, Morgan Peace, Chase Heatherly and Caleb Garner; a number of nieces and nephews and her special Boston Terrier, Roxy. Mrs. Lawson was predeceased by two sisters: Myrtle Lawson and Bertie Knox and two brothers: Horace Grogan and Robert Grogan.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, June 18, 2012 at Putman Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Rick Henderson, Rev. Bob Cato, and Rev. Donald Tillman.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Scott Brewington, Charlie Childers, Chris Ketterman, David Garner, Kevin Garner, Grady Carson and Andrew Peace.

The following are asked to assemble at the church at 10:45 AM Monday to form the honorary escort: Tom Lawson, John Lawson, Everette Smith, Stan Ketterman, Pete Brewington, Alfred Moore, Theron Adams, Joe Robinson, and Randy George.

Visitation will be held 6:00 until 7:30 PM Sunday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the following caregivers: Ruth Hancock, Virginia Epps, Brenda Belue, Judy White, Doris Garner and Dr. Yirenkyi and the staff and nurses of Wallace Thomson Hospital.

The family will be at the home of her daughter Susan and John Ward, 566 Meadow Woods Rd., Buffalo.

June 14, 2012

Virlie Wade Hodge
Union, SC

Mrs. Virlie Wade Hodge, age 89 of Union, widow of James W. Hodge, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Oakmont of Union.

Mrs. Hodge was born in Chester, SC May 17, 1923, a daughter of the late Frank T. Wade and Janie Shirley Wade. She retired from Milliken & Co -Ottaray Plant after thirty-five years of service. Mrs. Hodge was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church where she was a member of the Ethel Bailey Circle.

Surviving are a daughter, Jan Hicks; a grandson, Jeff Hicks; three brothers: Jackie Wade, Tom Wade and William Wade. Mrs. Hodge was predeceased by three sisters: Ruth Leonhardt, Grace Baldwin and Jute O’Shields and five brothers: Frank Wade, Jr., Cecil Wade, Boyce Wade, Darrell Wade and Donald Wade.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Gregg Barefoot. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be the following nephews: Brent O’Shields, Terry Wade, Roger Wade, Ronnie Wade, Lynn Wade, Mark Wade, David Wade and Ricky Smith.
Members of the Pearl Sanders Sunday School Class are asked to sit in a group. Mr. Joe Wade, Tim Wade and Ken Baldwin are asked to serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

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

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

June 13, 2012

Donnie Edward Kingsmore
Union, SC

Mr. Donnie Edward Kingsmore, age 67, husband of Carol Vance Kingsmore of 177 Kingsmore Rd., Union, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at his home.

Mr. Kingsmore was born in Union, SC July 5, 1944, a son of Mattie Sue Hyatt Kingsmore of Buffalo and the late Archie Herrel Kingsmore. He was a graduate of Union High School and Gardner Webb. Mr. Kingsmore also attended Georgia Southern University and was retired as owner-operator of Moore Packing. He was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church where he was a member of the Mens Sunday School Class.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are three sons: Van Kingsmore of the home, Alan Kingsmore of Charlotte, NC and Ed Kingsmore of Raleigh, NC; a sister, Linda Kingsmore of Murrells Inlet; a twin brother, Dan Kingsmore of Myrtle Beach; nine grandchildren: Tiffany, Brandon, Allison, Randy, Nicole, Tyler, Brianna, Casey and Logan Kingsmore.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, June 15, 2012, conducted by the Rev. Michael Wingertsahn. Burial will follow at Bogansville United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Bruce Betenbough, Joe Haney, Bobby Hyatt, Frank Alexander, Charles Elrod and Willard Jackson.

Visitation will be 6:00 until 7:30 Thursday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home,

The family will be at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to the Buffalo Baptist Church General Fund P.O. Box 462 Buffalo, SC 29321.

June 12, 2012

Cindy Babb Moore
Columbia, SC

Mrs. Cindy Babb Moore, age 56, wife of Dennis Moore of 245 Beresford Place, Columbia, SC passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at Lexington Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with Leukemia.

Mrs. Moore was born in Union, SC February 17, 1956, a daughter of Janice Mitchell Babb of Buffalo and the late Walker Babb. She was a graduate of Union High School and the University of S.C.. Mrs Moore was employed as CFO with the S.C. Office of Rural Health. Mrs. Moore was a member of Park Street Baptist Church in Columbia. She was also a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, National Association of Rural Health Clinics, Audit Committee, SCANPO, and LMC Cancer Care Committee.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are a mother-in-law, Hazel V. Moore of Union; a sister-in-law, Cathy Boulware and husband Howard of Union; a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Moore was predeceased by a brother, David Babb; maternal grandparents, Robert and Louise Sparks; Paternal grandparents, Herbert and Lillie Mae Babb and a father-in-law, Edward J. Moore.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, June 14 2012 at Park Street Baptist Church, 2204 Park Street, Columbia, SC 29201 conducted by Rev. Dr. Samuel Catoe.
The following nephews will serve as active pallbearers: Michael Tyler, Mitchell Tyler, Mark Boulware, Steve Roberson and Cody Boulware.

Visitation will be held 9:30-11:00 AM in the church prior to the service.

Committal services will be held 3:30 PM Thursday at Union Memorial Gardens, Union, conducted by Rev. Dr Thomas Kelly.

Visitation will also be held after the committal service at the home of her mother-in-law, Hazel Moore, 2680 Lockhart Hwy, Union.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pets Inc, P.O. Box 6394, West Columbia, SC 29171 or to Oliver Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 7791, Columbia, SC 29202.

Loretta Childers Lemons
Lockhart, SC

Mrs. Loretta Childers Lemons, age 74 of 905 Old Union Rd., Lockhart Community, Union, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Lemons was the widow of Franklin Dean Lemons.

Mrs. Lemons was born in Union, SC December 9, 1937, a daughter of the late O.C. Childers and Lillie Mae Lowery Childers. She was a graduate of Union High School and retired from the SC Department of Corrections. Mrs. Lemons was a member of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday School Teacher of the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class. Mrs. Lemons was also a Wallace Thomson Hospital Volunteer.

Surviving are a son, Larry Lemons and wife Louise of Jonesville; a brother, Paul Childers and wife Sarah of Lockhart; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, June 14, 2012 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev .Frank Cantrell and Rev. Brian Childers. Burial will be in Mt. Joy Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home of his brother, Paul Childers, 109 S. 4th Street, Lockhart.

Mary Inman Wilburn
Buffalo, SC

Ms. Mary Inman Wilburn, age 69, of 3116 Buffalo-West Spring Hwy, Buffalo, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 at her home.

Ms. Wilburn was born in Union, SC on June 19, 1942, a daughter of the late Johnnie and Eva Gault Inman. She was retired from Milliken and Co. – Excelsior Plant and a member of Covenant Baptist Church.

Ms. Wilburn was survived by two daughters: Lori W. Sprouse and husband Bob and Cindy W. Arthur, both of Union; two sisters: Sara Francis Killian of Tennessee and Janice R. Inman Kilpatrick of Texas; two brothers: Clarence Edward “Bo” Inman of Union and Gerald Wayne Inman of Texas; six grandchildren, Danny Grady, Erin Sprouse, Maci Sprouse, James Arthur, Jr., Patty Arthur, and Kayla Sprouse and two great-grandchildren, Steven and Michael Revis. Mrs. Wilburn was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Inman Gregory, and two brothers, Herbert Arthur Inman and Bobby Dean Inman.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Randy Pettit. Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Danny Grady, James Arthur, Robbie Gentry, Michael House, Glenn Berry and Kyle Wilson.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 9:00 PM, Wednesday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 408 North Duncan Bypass, Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 3116 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy, Buffalo.

June 10, 2012

Toney D. Gault
Jonesville, SC

Mr. Toney D. Gault, age 55 of 403 Poplar Rd., Jonesville, SC passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Regional Hospice House, Spartanburg.

Mr. Gault was born in Union, SC April 18, 1957, a son of Frances Fowler Gault of Pacolet and the late Murray Buddy Gault. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and was employed with TieTex.

Surviving are two daughters: Tamela Gault and Tara Garner both of Union; five brothers: Edward Gault and wife Tammy of Union, Jerry Gault of Pacolet, Ricky Gault and wife Kathy of Cowpens, Dennis Gault and wife Sharon of Clifton and Harold Gault of Pacolet; six grandchildren: Kristopher Thompson Gault, Kensleigh Gault, Caitlyn Tisdale, Kandyce Tisdale, Nikolas Garner and Wesley Palmer and a special care giver, Donna Ivey of Union.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at New Hope United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Jim Ivey and Rev. Scott Cobb. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Roger Owensby, Dennis Gault, Ricky Gault, Wesley Millwood, Michael Jolly, Jerry Gault and Harold Gault.

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

Memorials may be made to Toney D. Gault Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of Donna Ivey, 624 Browns Creek Church Rd., Union.

Harold Leroy Gibson
Sharon, SC

Mr. Harold Leroy Gibson, age 77, husband of Doris Martin Gibson of 8101 Lockhart Hwy, Sharon, SC, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at his home.

Mr. Gibson was born in Union, SC October 10, 1934, a son of the late Roy Gibson and Elizabeth Gregory Gibson. He was a graduate of Sharon High School and retired from Milliken & Co. Mr. Gibson was a member of Bullocks Creek Presbyterian Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters: Lisa Benvenuti, Wendy Henderson and Jennie Gregory all of Union; two step-daughters: Tammy Moody and Donna Allen both of Lockhart; two step-sons: Wayne Allen of Jonesville and Thomas Allen of Sharon; four sisters: Azalee Ashe, Betty Horton both of Lockhart, Doris Inman and Lena Ramsey both of Sharon; two brothers: Marvin Gibson of Hickory Grove and Donald Gibson of Lockhart; eleven grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Mr. Gibson was predeceased by a grandson, Brad Gibson, a sister and three brothers.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Bullocks Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Craig Marshall and Rev. Stewart Smith.

The following are asked to serve as Honorary Pallbearers: Leroy Worthy, Jerry Alexander, David Moore, Brock Dillard, Roy Parkins and Oscar Saddler.

Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to Bullocks Creek Presbyterian Church, Lockhart Hwy, Sharon, SC 29742.

The family is at the home, 8101 Lockhart Hwy, Sharon.

June 09, 2012

Lillie Mae Horne
Formerly of Whitmire

Mrs. Lillie Mae Lackey Horne, age 86, widow of D.F. Horne, Jr., formerly of Whitmire passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 at Windsor House Assisted Living.

Mrs. Horne was born in Newberry, SC February 5, 1926, a daughter of the late Elijah Lackey and Estelle Crocker Lackey. She was a graduate of Whitmire High School and was a member of the former Wesley Methodist Church of Whitmire.

Surviving are four daughters: Mary Waldrop and husband Robert, Anita Knight and husband William all of Buffalo, Kathy Rodgers of Jonesville and Bobbie Shytle and husband Gerald of Inman; two sisters: Stella Elder and husband Rev. Russell Elder and Nellenne Ernest and husband David all of Pickens; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; Mrs. Horne was “Memommy” to many others, not just her grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Jerry Shytle and four brothers: David, Curtis, Martin and John Lackey.

Graveside services will be held 4:00 PM Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Whitmire Cemetery.

Mrs. Horne’s grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Monday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at their respective homes.

June 08, 2012

Nora B. Massey
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Nora Bradley Massey, age 73, widow of James Ervin Massey of 340 Wesley Chapel Rd., Union, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 after a long illness.

Mrs. Massey was born in Chesnee, May 25, 1939, a daughter of the late James R. Bradley and Maggie Maxie Bradley. She was a retired cosmetologists and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Massey was also a member of the BPO Elks Does.

Surviving are two daughters: Cheryl Massey McCutcheon of Union and Wanda Aiken of Chester; three sons: James William Massey, Michael Eugene Massey and Charles Robin Massey all of Union; a sister: Sue Taylor of Lockhart; three brothers: George Bradley of Henritta, NC, Bobby Bradley of Bostic, NC and Earl Bradley of Spokane, WA; seven grandchildren: Angie Keels, Jody Massey, Petey McCutcheon, Mica McGovern, Dana Massey, Samantha McCutcheon and Joelle Massey; and nine great-grandchildren: Trey Keels, Ally Keels, Daniel McCutcheon, Conner McCutcheon, John Michael McGovern, Isaiah Massey, Melanye Riggs, Cory Riggs, and Matthew Massey.

Mrs. Massey was predeceased by three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Steve Williams. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Petey McCutcheon, Joe Walker, Randy George, Larry Candler, Jimmy McCormick, John McGovern, Butch Carter and David Taylor. Mr. Dennis Horton will serve as the honorary escort.

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

Memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 373 Wesley Chapel Rd., Union, SC 29379 or to Harmony Care Hospice, 708 N. Duncan ByPass, Suite J, Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home 340 Wesley Chapel Rd., Union.

June 07, 2012

Addie Jane Allen
Buffalo, S.C.

Mrs. Addie Jane “Janey” Greene Allen, age 57, wife of Darwin Allen of 107 Fairforest Heights Ext., Buffalo, passed away, Thursday June 7, 2012.

Mrs. Allen was born in Union, September 25, 1954, a daughter of the late Otto and Nellie Jacobs Greene. She was employed as a supervisor with Oats Oil Co. at Aunt M’s Mini-Mart and was of the Pentecostal faith.

Mrs. Allen was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are a daughter: Betsy Henderson and husband Jonathan of Ft. Bragg, NC. She was predeceased by a sister: Vava McGowan and a brother: Bernard Greene.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Chaplain Dave Garner. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Martin Allen, Dean Allen, Gil Moss, Dean Alexander, John Parris and Sam Kerhulas.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 9:00 PM Friday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 421 S.E. Main St. Suite 100, Simpsonville, SC 29681.

The family will be at the home of her mother-in-law, Emma Allen, 817 Sardis Rd., Union.

James Calvert Farr
Union, SC

Mr. James Calvert Farr, age 91, husband of Pearl Adams Farr of 2519 Jonesville Lockhart Hwy, Union, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Farr was born in Union, SC January 26, 1921, a son of the late Calvert Farr and Ruth Goings Farr. He was a graduate of Kelly Pinckney High School and attended Clemson University. Mr. Farr retried as Senior Maintenance Foreman with the South Carolina Department of Transportation after thirty years of service. He was a Veteran of the US Army having served in World War II and participated in the D Day Invasion of France on June 6, 1944. A life long member of Mt. Joy Baptist Church, Mr. Farr had served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Director of Sunday Schools and as a Royal Ambassador Leader. For over fifty years, Mr. Farr was an active member of the Mt. Joy Masonic Lodge #203 and was a Past Master. He had served on the Board of Rocky Creek Water Company since it was founded.

Surviving in addition to his wife Pearl of sixty-six years are his sister, Marian Harris of Union; several nieces and nephews including Perry Crocker, Steve Crocker, Ruth Guy, Faye Harris and Gary Harris. Mr. Farr was predeceased by a sister, Gladys Crocker, a nephew Chris Crocker and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Adams.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, June 8, 2012 at Mt. Joy Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Alan West and Rev. Lynn Ford. Burial with Military and Masonic Rites will follow at Mt. Joy Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers will be Perry Crocker, Steve Crocker, Gary Harris, Mike Ford, Tommy Ford, Kenney Alexander, Larry Adams and Johnny Inman. The men of Mt. Joy Baptist Church and employees and staff of Oakmont of Union are asked to form the Honorary Escort.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday evening at Mt Joy Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Joy Baptist Church, 657 Pea Ridge Hwy, Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family is at the home, 2519 Jonesville Lockhart Hwy, Union, SC 29379.

June 06, 2012

Charles D. Blalock
Union, S.C.

Mr. Charles Dennis Blalock, age 58, of 121 College St., Union, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012 at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Blalock was born in Gaffney, January 17, 1954 a son of Kathleen Painter Benton of the home and the late Charles Grady Blalock.

Surviving in addition to his mother is his girlfriend: Sheila Smallin King; a daughter: Shellie Blalock; a son: Walker Blalock both of Union; a sister: Tammy Petrea of Concord, NC; two brothers: Mitchell Wayne Benton of Union and Jerry Butch Benton of the home; two step-sons: Heath Millwood of Union and Eric Millwood of Gaffney; two grandchildren: Haley Rhinehart and Jacob Blalock.

Memorials services will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the home conducted by Rev. Scott Cobb.

The family will be at the home, 121 College St., Union.

June 04, 2012

Walter E. Campbell
Sharon, S.C.

Mr. Walter E. Campbell, age 75, husband of Martha McCutcheon Campbell of 221 Canupp Rd., Sharon (Bullock Creek Community), passed away, Sunday June 3, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mr. Campbell was born in Rock Hill, April 2, 1937, a son of the late William and Eliza Broome Campbell. He was retired from Duke Power, Catawba Plant and was a member of Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters: Margaret Queen and husband Allen of Mountain City, GA, Debbie “Bit” Campbell and husband Leo Harris of Sharon and Tammi Campbell of Union; two sons: Guy Holler of Pauline and Ed Campbell of Sharon; two brothers: Bobby Canupp of Sharon and James Campbell of Cherryville, NC; a son-in-law: Sam Parker of Rock Hill; his step-mother: Margaret Campbell of Dallas, NC; three grandchildren: Dusty Parker and wife Danette, Miranda Campbell, and Justin Parkins and wife Brooke; and one great-grandson: Chase Parker. Mr. Campbell was predeceased by a daughter: Shelia Parker and a son, Bryan Smith.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Craig Marshall. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 7:00 until 9:00 PM Wednesday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Suite A, Greenville, SC 29615.

The family will be at the home, 221 Canupp Rd., Sharon.

June 03 ,2012

Preston Eugene Blalock
Union, S.C.

Mr. Preston Eugene Blalock, age 56, formerly of Union, passed away Thursday, May 31 2012, after an extended illness.

Mr. Blalock was born in Union, October 6, 1955, a son of Jack Randolph Blalock, Sr. of Union and the late Lillie Mae Jennings Blalock.

Surviving in addition to his father are a sister: Dale Alexander and husband Lewis of Jonesville; three brothers: Herman Blalock and wife Gail, Joseph Blalock and wife Nancy and Tim Blalock all of Union; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Blalock was predeceased by a brother, Jack R. Blalock, Jr.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Ricky Cook. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Dennis Bevis, Jack Jennings, Steven Birchfield, Michael Erwin, Richard Farr and Bubba Farr.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 12:00 until 1:00 PM at the funeral chapel prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to the Preston Eugene Blalock Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home of his sister, Dale and Lewis Alexander, 289 Belue Rd., Jonesville.

June 02, 2012

Rev. Michael L. Hill
Buffalo, S.C.

Rev. Michael L. Hill, age 52, husband of Sharon Patterson Hill of 1240 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo, went home to be with his Lord, Friday June 1, 2012, after a sudden illness.
Rev. Hill was born in Gaffney, May 20, 1960 a son of Theo “Tweet” Bogan Hill of West Springs and the late Plato L. Hill. He was a graduate of Jonesville High School, attended USC- Spartanburg, and graduated from Winthrop University. Rev. Hill received his Master of Divinity from the Jacksonville Theological Seminary.

Rev. Hill was a life long servant of God, beginning his ministry in Rock Hill where he helped organize a homeless shelter for women and children. He served the Lord preaching in Pensacola, FL for fourteen years, where he and his wife founded The Dove Center, Inc. and continued its concept with Dove Mountain in the Mt. Lebanon community.

Upon his return to the Union area, he served as Youth Minister at Sulpher Springs Baptist Church and was currently serving as Music Director at Trinity Baptist Church where he and his wife were members. Rev. Hill was also serving as a supply pastor for several churches in Union Co.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two daughters: Melonie Smothers and husband Mike of Rock Hill and Penny Eckler of Huntsville, AL; two grandchildren: Cole and Micah Smothers; a brother-in-law: Ralph Patterson and wife Nancy of Pensacola, FL; special cousin: Al Earnhardt and wife Marie and their daughter, Alee of West Springs along with several other cousins and dear friends.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Union Memorial Gardens Mausoleum conducted by Rev. Neil Keisler.

The men of Trinity Baptist Church will serve as active pallbearers.

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

Memorials may be made to The Dove Center, Inc., P.O. Box 122, Pauline, SC 29374.

The family will be at the home, 1240 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo and also at the home of his mother, 117 Orin Graham Circle, West Springs community.

 

 



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