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March 2007

March 3, 2007

Mary Lee Jett
Union, SC

Mrs. Mary Lee Brady Jett, age 64, wife of Harold Dean Jett of 1132 Old Buncombe Rd., Union, SC died Friday, March 2, 2007 at her home.

Mrs. Jett was born October 4, 1942 in Spartanburg, SC, a daughter of Ruth Wardlaw Brady of the home and the late George Brady. She graduated Union High School and was a member of Union Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are a daughter, Donna Smith and Michael of Buffalo, a son, Robby Jett and wife Sissy of Union, a sister Mildred Fowler and husband Ray of Chesnee, four grandchildren: Heather Wilson and husband David, Phillip Smith, Hillary Jett and Madacyn Jett.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, March 4, 2007 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Pastor Bill Strong. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends 2:00-3:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Union Seventh Day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 591, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 1132 Old Buncombe Rd., Union, SC.

Margie Garner Fowler
Jonesville, SC

Mrs. Margie Garner Fowler, age 81, formerly of Jeffries Farm Rd., Jonesville, widow of Donald B. Fowler died Saturday, March 3, 2007 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Fowler was born in Pacolet Mills, SC October 19, 1925, a daughter of the late Hal Garner and Katy Hodge Garner. She was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors are two daughters, Joyce Ritch of Spartanburg, SC and Barbara Garner and husband Walter of Union, a son Jerry Fowler and wife Debra of Leesville, SC, five grandchildren, Rostin fowler, Kyle Fowler, Donna Sinclair, Michelle Roth and Duane Ritch, four great-grandchildren, a sister Dorothy Stinson of Pelion, SC and a brother, Jimmy Garner of Pacolet.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Monday, March 5, 2007 at Pacolet Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Robert Emory.

The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday night at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Barbara and Walter Garner, 138 Woodhaven Drive, Union, SC.

Mary Pearl Lipsey
Jonesville, SC

Mrs. Mary Pearl Baldwin Lipsey, age 91, widow of Willie Austin Lipsey, Sr., formerly of 328 Spencer Rd., Jonesville, SC died Friday, March 2, 2007 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Lipsey was born in Carlisle, SC, April 22, 1915, a daughter of the late William Baldwin and Ida Maude Sanders Baldwin Roberts. She was retired from J.P. Stevens- Jonesville Plant and was a member of Gilead Baptist Church.

Survivors are three daughters: Peggy Henderson of Jonesville, Shirley Moss and husband Ralph of Union and Della Whitt and husband John of Pacolet, two sons: Millard Lipsey of Santuc and Roger Lipsey and wife Sybil of Jonesville, three sisters, Maude Gault of Roebuck, Betty Jean Boulware and Polly Alexander both of Buffalo, two brothers, James Henry Roberts and Julian Roberts both of Jonesville and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In additon to her husband, Mrs. Lipsey was predeceased by five sons, Willie Austin Lipsey, Jr., Jerry Lipsey, Ronnie Lipsey, Joe Leonard Lipsey and Marvin Lipsey, two sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, March 5, 2007 at Gilead Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Lawton Neely and Rev. Joe Stover. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be R.L. Moss, Chad Lipsey, Ronnie Lipsey, Jr., Steve Lipsey, Paul Lipsey and Jason Rector.

The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Sunday night at the Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Gilead Baptist Church Building Fund, 748 Gaffney Hwy., Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family is at the home of her son Roger and Sybil Lipsey, 322 Spencer Road, Jonesville, SC 29353.

March 4, 2007

Orion Oetzel Lancaster
Buffalo, SC

Mr. Orion Oetzel Lancaster, age 79, husband of Ruth Caldwell Lancaster of 1309 Mudbridge Rd., Buffalo, SC died Saturday, March 3, 2007 at his home.

Mr. Lancaster was born in Buffalo, SC January 14, 1928, a son of the late Joseph Crosby Lancaster and Vivian Gist Lancaster. Mr. Lancaster retired from United Merchants - Buffalo Plant after forty-six years of service. He played baseball with the Textile Baseball League for several years and also the West Springs Community Baseball Team. Mr. Lancaster was a member of the Buffalo Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Suzette L. Simmons and husband Tommy of Buffalo, a sister, Jane Billings of Enoree, SC, three grandchildren, Stacy S. Kicidis and husband Michael and Audra S. Sailors all of Union and Miranda Simmons of Taylors, four great-grandchildren: David Kicidis, Kristin Kicidis, Dillon Sailors and Hannah Sailors. Mr. Lancaster was predeceased by a son, Orion Oetzel Lancaster, Jr., two brothers, Harold Lancaster and Everette Lancaster.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday evening at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Tim Anderson, Rev. Austin Bennett and Rev. Mickey Fisher. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Dan Collins, Gowan Lancaster, Barry Medford, Michael Long, Kenny Lancaster, Randolph Lancaster, William Scott and Michael Kicidis. The following are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 PM to form the Honorary Escort: Mr. Lancaster’s first cousins, Bobby & Joyce Moss, Ray and Ferol Youngblood, Gerald and Shirley Gregory, Doug and Gail Johnson, Martin Heatherly, Billy and Elliott Kelly, Wendy and Jeff Erwin, Helen Bishop, Frank Humphries, Judy Medford, Jo Anne Huskey, Bruce and Linda Betenbaugh, Susan Pegram, Elizabeth Gregory, Joe Haney, Darrell Kendricks and the staff of Interim Hospice.

The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Monday night at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Interim Healthcare Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, SC 29301 or to the Buffalo Baptist Church, 1424 Main Street, Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family is at the home, 1309 Mudbridge Rd., Buffalo, SC 29321.

March 5, 2007

Marilyn M. Teague
Union, SC

Mrs. Marilyn Mitchell Teague, age 63, of 296 Meansville Rd., Apt E-28 Union, SC, widow of Ronnie Teague died Sunday, March 4, 2007 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Teague was born in Union, SC, July 16, 1943, a daughter of the late James Mitchell and Ellie Bobo Mitchell. She was retired from Advance America as Assistant Manager and was an active member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Mrs. Teague was a member of the choir, Circle of Friends, Director of MIF and participated on several Boards within the church.

Survivors are a daughter, Cheri McKee and fiancee Wayne Harris of Union, a son, David McKee and wife Debbie of Whitmire, six grandchildren: Faith Johnson and husband Pete, Chris McKee, Dustin McKee, Tiffany Edwards, Clarisa Johnson and Dalton Johnson, three great-grandchildren, Tori, Will and Chris Johnson and a special friend, L.C. Johnson of Union.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Keith Sweat. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Robbie Littlejohn, Mickey Chestnut, Jamie McNease, Floyd Heatherly, Mike Scales and Danny Ford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Circle of Friends or the MIF Group of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of L.C. Johnson, 411 Pineland Rd., Union, SC where they will receive friends Tuesday after 4:00 PM.

March 6, 2007

Alice Marie Eller
Formerly of Union

Miss Alice Marie Eller, age 95, formerly of Union, SC died Monday, March 5, 2007 at White Oak Manor in Rock Hill, SC.

Miss Eller was born in Union, SC October 1, 1911, a daughter of the late J.C. Eller, Sr. and Inez Edwards Eller. She retired from Milliken & Co-Ottaray Plant after forty-five years of service. Miss Eller was a lifetime member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church.

Survivors are a brother, Rev. Harold Eller and wife Louise of Lancaster, SC and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, March 8, 2007 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Benny Green, Rev. Don Waldrop and Chaplain Gerald D. Eller. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Wednesday night at the funeral home.

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

The family is at their respective homes.

Florence Owenby Gist
Formerly of Union

Mrs. Florence Owenby Gist, age 86, widow of Palmer "Bill" Gist and beloved aunt of Cindy Robbins of Greenville, SC, Judy Davis of Leesburg, VA and Preston F. Bailey, III of Spartanburg, SC died Sunday, March 4, 2007.

Mrs. Gist was a longtime resident of Union but for the last five years resided in National Healthcare of Greenville. She was retired from Union Textile Mill. Mrs. Gist was a member of Westside Baptist Church and Covenant Baptist Church in Union.

Mrs. Gist was born the daughter of the late Grady and Flora Cope Owenby. She is survived by her brother, Johnnie Owenby, twin sister, Alice O. Harris and two other sisters, Mary Sue Bailey and Dorothy Crocker and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Gist was predeceased by brothers: Grady D. Owenby, Jr., Andrew Paul Owenby, Roy Owensby and Fred Owenby.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, March 10, 2007 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Chuck Parrot. Following the service, burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Timothy Robbins, Matthew Robbins, Eddie Harris,Thomas Ginty, Dan Davis and Leon Lockaby.

The family will receive friends 2:00-3:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Covenant Baptist Church, 100 Medical Sciences Drive, Union, SC 29379.

The family of Mrs. Gist wishes to express their appreciation to the National Healthcare of Greenville staff for the care and concern shown during her years in their care.

March 7, 2007

Janie Inman Hoover
Formerly of Union

Mrs. Janie Inman Hoover of Cross City, Fl, wife of Donald Hoover, Sr., of Cross City, Florida died Monday, March 5, 2007 at the North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville, Fl.

Mrs. Hoover was born in Union, SC, a daughter of the late Thomas Torance Inman and Emma Ruth Spillers Inman Coleman. She was a very active member of the Rocksink Baptist Church in Old Town, Florida.

Mrs. Hoover was a beloved mother to three daughters, Wanda Rutledge and Judy Skeels of Tampa, Fl and Janet Hoover of the home, two sons, Wayne Hoover and Carl Hoover both of Tampa, Fl and a brother, G.I. Inman of Cross City, FL. Mrs. Hoover was predeceased by a son, Donald Hoover, Jr. and a brother, Dean Inman. Also surviving are a half-sister, Johnnie Goodrich of Buffalo, SC, eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, March 8, 2007 at Rocksink Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Terry Crawford. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cancer Relay for Life, % Torance Inman, 106 Fant Lane, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, Spillers Drive, Cross City, Fl.

Joseph Gordon "Joe" Chamberlain
Union, SC

Mr. Joseph Gordon "Joe" Chamberlain, beloved husband of Mae Cullen Guess Chamberlain of 114 Park Drive, Union, SC died Sunday afternoon, March 4, 2007 at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Mr. Chamberlain was born in Leavenworth, KS, March 15, 1951, a son of Patricia Fisher Chamberlain of Columbia, MD and the late Gordon Chamberlain. He was a ten year Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Vietnam Conflict. Mr. Chamberlain was a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a BA in Theater and received a Masters Degree in Library Sciences and Information from the University of South Carolina. He was employed as Librarian and Media Specialist with the Union County School System at Union High School.

Mr. Chamberlain was active in civic and community organizations holding memberships in the American Legion, the South Carolina Association of School Librarians and the American Library Association. Mr. Chamberlain was a member and Vice President of the Union County Education Association and was involved as an actor in the bi-annual productions of the Boogaloo Broadcasting Company. He also enjoyed participating in the musical events of First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are his mother in law, Julia E. Guess of the home, two sisters: Barbara C. Miller of VT and Patricia C. Killinger of OR, six brothers: Timothy Chamberlain and Christopher Chamberlain both of SC, Terry Chamberlain of MD, Tom Chamberlain of PA, David Chamberlain of MD and Michael Chamberlain of KS and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, March 9, 2007 at the First Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Robert Alexander. Burial will be in Denmark Cemetery, Denmark, SC.

The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church and also following the Interment in Denmark, SC.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave. 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 or (www.multiplemyeloma.org)

Mildred Bentley McSwain
Union, SC

Mildred Bentley McSwain, age 90, formerly of 406 Bentley Town Rd., Union, SC died Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Ms. McSwain was born in Adamsburg, SC January 19, 1917, a daughter of the late William Bentley and Maggie Farr Bentley. She was a member of Philippi Baptist Church where she was a member of the Joy Club and was a member of the Union County Senior Citizens. She retired from Milliken & Co- Lockhart Plant.

Survivors are a daughter, Joyce Crocker and husband Jim of Lockhart, a son, Bill McSwain, three sisters: Kathleen Hutchings, Janie Bentley and Betty Webber, two brothers, W.F. Bentley and Rev. Jesse Bentley all of Union, five grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, March 9, 2007 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale and Rev. Tim Huckaby. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Webber, Stanley Webber, Terry Bentley, Butch Carter, Wayne Hutcherson, Larry Crocker, Jackie Parks, Brian McSwain and Bobby Hyatt. The employees and staff of Ellen Sagar Nursing Home are asked to sit in a group.

The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Thursday night at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Philippi Baptist Church Building Fund, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Joyce and Jim Crocker, 203 South 6th Street, Lockhart, SC .

Gladys Smith Liner
Buffalo, SC

Mrs. Gladys Smith Liner, age 82 of 216 South Street, Buffalo, SC, widow of Ray K. Liner died Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Liner was born in Union, SC, July 17, 1924, a daughter of the late Ike Smith and Dolly Lawson Smith. She retired from United Merchants - Buffalo Mill after forty-five years of service and was a member of West Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors are a son, Randall Liner and wife Sonya and a grandson, Bill Liner all of Buffalo.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, March 9, 2007 at West Springs Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Ray Harold Belue, Rev. Johnny Burgess and Rev. Kevin Dalton. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers are Jackie Earls, Leonard Taylor, Jimmy Burton, Donnie Sanders, Orson Griggs and Joe Plemmons. The following are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 PM to form the Honorary Escort: Mark Woodward, Ronnie Turner, Everette Smith, Franklin Cathcart, Ricky Baldwin, Don Moore and members of the Meals on Wheels.

The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Thursday night at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the West Springs Baptist Church, 4811 Buffalo West Springs Hwy., Pauline, SC 29374.

The family is at the home, 216 South Street, Buffalo, SC 29321.

Melinda McLendon Fant
Union, SC

Mrs. Melinda McLendon Fant, age 82, of 304 W. South Street, Union, SC, widow of Alexander Scott Fant died Wednesday March 7, 2007 at her home.

Mrs. Fant was born in Bishopville, SC March 16, 1924, a daughter of the late Robert Eugene McLendon and Louine McLure McLendon. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Union and attended Coker College, Hartsville, SC and the University of South Carolina. She had worked as a school teacher with the Union County School System having taught at the Monarch Elementary School. She was affectionately know as "WaWa" to her granddaughters.

Survivors are a daughter, Gene Fant Reid and husband John of High Point, NC, a son, Alexander Scott Fant, Jr. And wife Ginger of Union, a sister, Sara McLendon Sutherland of Union, four granddaughter: heather Reid Hess, Missie Reid Rash, Nathalie Bryd Reid and Meredith McLendon Fant and twin great-grandchildren, Sarah Kate McLendon Hess and Hunter Ryley Hess and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Fant was predeceased by a granddaugher, Lee Alexandria Marshall Fant.

Graveside services will be held 4:00 PM Thursday, March 8, 2007 at the Presbyterian Cemetery conducted by Rev. Robert Alexander.

Active pallbearers will be William Bolton Jeter, Norris Rogers Fowler, Jr., Thomas Stokes Adams, III, James Carlisle Oxner, III, Paul Doerner, Lloyd McLendon Sutherland, James Layton Switzer, Jr. and Dr. Paul Kent Switzer, II.

The family will be at the home, 304 W. South Street, Union, SC .

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association-Mid Atlantic Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va 23058-5216.

March 9, 2007

Johnny F. Gibson
Union, S.C.

Mr, Johnny F. Gibson, age 61, husband of Patsy Alman Gibson, of 130 Camp Drew Rd., Union, SC, died Friday, March 9, 2007 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Gibson was born in Union, August 10, 1945 a son of the late Ernest Elijah Gibson and Ester Craft Gibson. He was a retired electrician and a member of Sumner Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter: Amanda Pettit and husband Michael of Jonesville; one son: Shane Alman and wife Kensleigh of Pensecola FL; one brother: Benny Gibson of Union; 5 grandchildren: Cole Grady, Kaine Alman, Kyleigh Alman, Jace Alman and Mychaela Pettit. Mr. Gibson was predeceased by one sister: Joyce Sailors and 4 brothers: Ernest (Junior) Gibson, Terry Wayne Gibson, Billy Lackey and Bobby Warren.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, March 12, 2007 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Dwayne Rueter. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Roger Sumner, Gerald Alman, Rolph Toney, Tim Pridemore, Reggie Pryor, and Greg Sveinsson.

The following are asked to assemble at the funeral chapel at 2:45 Pm Monday to form the honorary escort: Robert Austin, Freddie Loftis, and David Fowler.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

The family is at the home, 130 Camp Drew Rd., Union, SC, 29379.

March 10, 2007

Ben Ward, Jr.
Union, S.C.

Mr. Ben Ward, Jr. age 71, husband of BobbieWillard Ward of 112 Woodhaven Dr., Union, SC, died Saturday, March 10, 2007 at the Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg.

Mr. Ward was born in Union, August 21, 1935 a son of the late Ben Ward, Sr and Willie Sanders Ward. He retired after 20 years in the U.S. Navy having served tours of duty in Korea Vietnam among other places. After retiring from the navy, he spent his time as a construction contractor and was employed with the Union County Schools. Mr. Ward was a devoted member of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and on various church committees. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Patty Ward Hughey and husband Steve, Cathy Ward Shugart and fiancee Jason Peahuff; two sons: Major Ben Ward III and Matthew Ward all of Union; one sister: Hilda Bailey and husband Carol of Union; six grandchildren: Tyler Shugart, Brett Shugart, Jamie Hughey, Taylor Hughey, Samantha Hughey all of Union, and Jacob Ward of Batesburg-Leesville; one great-grandson: Christian Hughey; a special sister-in-law: Lou H. Smith; a special family friend: Susan Bailey; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Monday March 12, 2007 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church Conducted by Rev. Benny Green. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens with Full Military Honors.

Active pallbearers "Barol" Bailey, Roger Bailey, Andy Bailey, Ronald "Boonie" Bailey, Sammy Bell and Michael Bell.

Members of the Tom Alexander Sunday School Class are asked to sit in a group.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mon-Aetna Baptist Church Building Fund, 1431 Lockhart Hwy. Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 112 Woodhaven Dr., Union, SC, 29379.

Hubert M. Weed
Union, S.C.

Mr. Hubert M. Weed, age 92, widow of Mary Boling Weed, formerly of Gulf Breeze, FL, died Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Oakmont Nursing Center.

Mr. Weed was born in Bainbridge GA, May 29, 1914 a son of the late Alto Lee Weed and Jessie McCrannie Weed. He was retired from the Pensacola Naval Air Station and was a member of the Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola. Mr. Weed was a Mason.

Surviving are three daughters: Beverly Weed and Pamela Vaughan and husband Bobby all of Union and Patricia Droogsma and husband Mike of Gulf Breeze, FL; two sons; David G. Weed and wife Sharon of Millersville, MD and Kenneth M. Weed and wife Judy of Tallasee AL; one brother in law: Clarence Pape of Gulf Breeze, FL; five grandchildren: Jeffrey Vaughan and wife Laura, Christopher Weed, Jenny Weed, Scott Weed, Jamie Droogsma, Austin Droogsma and Jessie Droogsma; two step-grandchildren: Joshua Mallory and Tabatha Mallory. Mr. Weed was predeceased by a sister, Florence Pape and a brother, Alton Carswell Weed.

Graveside services will be held 11:30 AM Monday, March 12, 2007 at Rosemont Cemetery with Masonic Rites

The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:30 AM prior to the graveside service at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home of his daughter, Pamela and Bobby Vaughan, 2500 Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC, 29379.

Patricia L. Varner
Jonesville, S.C.

Mrs. Patricia Grace Long Varner, age 64, wife of Bobby D. Varner of 208 Hames Ave. Jonesville, died Saturday, March 10, 2007 at the Regional Hospice Home of Spartanburg after a brief illness.

Mrs. Varner was born in Union, January 10, 1943 a daughter of the late Sam and Grace Hodge Long. She was a graduate of Jonesville High School and Spartanburg Community College. Mrs Varner was a teacher with the Jonesville Head Start Program and a member of Gilead Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters: Kim Alexander and husband Chip of York, and Kristie Roberson and husband Mike of Jonesville; one son: Dennis Varner and wife Stephanie of Jonesville; one sister: Shirley Robinson of Jonesville; four grandchildren: Heather Varner of Jonesville, Kaitlin Varner of Whitmire, Christina Alexander and Galt Alexander both of York. Mrs. Varner was predeased by a brother: Gene Long.

Graveside services will be held 3:30 PM Monday, March 12, 2007 at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Joseph Stover and Rev. Randy Burgess.

The family will receive friends 7:00 until 9:00 PM Sunday evening at the Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29303 or to Interim Healthcare Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd. Spartanburg, SC 29301.

The family is at the home, 208 Hames Ave., Jonesville, SC 29353.

Rebecca Owings White
Educator

Mrs. Rebecca "Becky" Owings White, age 94, widower of Bruce W. White, died Thursday, March 8, 2007 at the Methodist Manor in Florence, where she was a resident for the past eight years.

Mrs. White was born in Greer, November 19, 1912, the youngest and only daughter of five children of Methodist Minister Wain Marvin and Lori Patterson Owings. She was a graduate of Converse College and married Bruce Welborn White, an attorney in Union and had two children. She taught second grade for many years and was very active in her local church, literary and social Clubs. Mrs. White was the founding member of the Cotillion Club in Union.

Surviving are two sons: Dr. Bruce Welborn White, Jr. of Florence and Dr. Wain Luther White of Greensboro, NC; her brother, Dr. James Rembert Owings of Greenville; and five granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, March 12, 2007 at Grace United Methodist. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Dr. David Pinckney Berry, Jr., Mr. Edward Samuel Burke, Jr., Dr. Charles Milford Jordon, Dr. Francis Barr Owings, Dr. James Rembert Owings, Jr., Mr. Marvin Alpheus Owings, Jr., Dr. Ralph Seer Owings, Jr. and Mr. Charles Rivers Stone, Jr.

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

Memorials may be made to the Epworth Children’s Home in Columbia, SC or to the Methodist Manor of the Pee Dee in Florence, SC.

March 14, 2007


Lillie Mae O’Shields
Union, S.C.

Lillie Mae Moore O’Shields, age 83, wife of Leonard F. O’Shields, Sr., of 123 Phillips Rd., Union, died Wednesday morning, March 14, 2007 at her home.

Mrs. O’Shields was born in Union, June 10, 1923, a daughter of the late Charlie and Inez Foster Moore. She was retired from Milliken Co., Monarch Plant and was a member of Brown’s Creek Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School of over 40 years.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter: Linda Carter and husband Floyd of Union; two sons: Larry K. O’Shield and wife Jerry and Frank O’Shields and wife Ramoth all of Union; two sisters: Essie Williford and Ola Jean Kelly both of Union; one brother: Billy Moore of Union; 15 grandchildren: Kim and Greg Lawson, Jan Black, Kelli and Rob Dunn, Allison and Jamey Waters, Brad and Stephanie Goodale, Christy Bledsoe, Laura O’Shields, Alan Hines, Scotty Hines, Jan Hines, Jimmy and Amy Fowler, Ann Harrison, Gina and Tim Floyd, Mike and Michelle Carter and Eddie and Wanda Carter; 28 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. O’Shields was predeceased by two brothers, Charlie Moore, Jr. And Eddie J. Moore; a grandaughter, Jennifer Rebecca Fowler and a son-in-law, James H. "Jimbo" Fowler, Jr.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 Pm Friday, March 16, 2007 at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by Rev. John Lee, Rev. Brad Goodale, and Dr. Tommy Kelly. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Cliff Fowler, Greg Lawson, Jamey Waters, Rob Dunn, John Andrew Goodale, and Charlie Kelly.

The following are asked to assemble at the church to form the honorary escort: Jesse Fleming, Charlie Wilson, Howard Boulware, Dennis Moore, Ronnie Moore, Russell Moore, Mike Tucker, Ted Crocker, Lewis Davis, Donald Hope Howell, Tommy Nave, Bruce Sparks, Glen Crisp, Ben Eller, Lewis O’Shields, Jr. Terry Humphries and Donald Crocker. Members of the ADY Sunday School Class of Brown’s Creek Baptist and Staff of Hospice Care of South Carolina, Union, are asked to sit in a group.

The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 until 2:30 PM prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Brown’s Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 118 Brown’s Creek Church Rd., Union, SC, 29379 or to Union Co. Cancer Services, c/o of Ola Jean Kelly 117 Fant Lane, Union, SC, 29379.

The family is at the home 123 Phillips Rd., Union, SC, 29379.

Larry K. Walker
Lockhart, S.C.

Mr. Larry Keith Walker, age 51, husband of Sarah Bass Walker of 125 Red Rd., Lockhart, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at Greenville Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Walker was born in Union, July 6, 1955, a son of the late Peggy Brannon Walker and Curtis Eugene "Red" Walker of Lockhart. He was previously employed with Cone Mill, Carlisle Plant and with Waverly Industries. Mr. Walker was a member of Philippi Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife and father are one daughter: Melissa Sue Walker and fiancee Dr. John Flood of Union; two sons: Larry Kent Walker and wife Andrea of Union and Jody Scott Walker and wife Erin of Lockhart; one sister: Kathy Sue Vinson and husband J.T. ; one brother Kenneth E. Walker and wife Joanne all of Lockhart; five grandchildren: Collin Walker, Noah Walker, Makayla Walker, Mary Elizabeth Walker, Jonah Walker. Mr. Walker was predeceased by a brother: Clint Walker.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, March 16, 2007 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale and Rev. Tommy Bryson, Jr. Burial will be in Lockhart Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Chris Brannon, Lee Brannon, Rodney Inman, Tim Causey, Dale Inman, and Jeff Brannon.

The following are asked to assemble at the church at 10:45 AM Friday to form the honorary escort: David McCluney, Billy Wylie, Terry English, LeBron Burns, and Tony Henderson. Members of the Jerry Parks Sunday School Class of Philippi Baptist Church are asked to sit in a group.

The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Thursday night at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC, 29379.

The family is at the home, 125 Red Rd., Lockhart, SC 29364.

Rev. Bobby G. Crocker
Union, SC

Rev. Bobby G. Crocker, age 75 of 144 Springdale Drive, Union, SC, widower of Mary Voiselle Crocker died Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at the home of his sister.

Rev. Crocker was born in Union, SC, March 31, 1931, a son of the late W.J. Crocker and Annie Thelma Shirley Crocker. He was a graduate of North Greenville College and Furman University and had attended Erskine Seminary. Rev. Crocker was a retired Baptist Minister having served several churches in the Upstate including Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Spartanburg, Draytonville Baptist Church in Gaffney, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Greer and Ottaray Baptist Church in Union. He was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church.

Surviving is a daughter, Jan Stiles of Greer, two granddaughters, Amanda and Morgan Stiles of Greer, a sister, Mary C. Arthur and husband Bill of Union, a brother, Rev. Dr. James W. Crocker, Sr of Boiling Springs, SC and three nephews. Rev. Crocker was predeceased by a brother Harold G. Crocker.

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Friday, March 16, 2007 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church in Union conducted by Rev. Benny Green, Rev. Bill Adams, Rev. Dr. James W. Crocker, Sr and Rev. Leon Keith. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be William Earl Sprouse, James W. Crocker, Jr., Harold G. Crocker, Jr., Kirby Mack, T.J. Mack and Rev. Jerry Lawson. Members of the Thomas Alexander Sunday School Class of Mon Aetna Baptist Church are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 PM to form the Honorary Escort.

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

Memorials may be made to Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Avenue, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

The family is at the home of his sister, Mary and Bill Arthur, 115 Harris Drive, Union, SC 29379.

March 15, 2007

Virginia Holcombe Smith
Union, SC

Mrs. Virginia Holcombe Smith, age 82 of 113 Broad Street, Union, SC, widow of Elliott F. "Freight Train" Smith died Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Smith was born in Union, SC June 7, 1924. She graduated Union High School and retired from Milliken & Co - Excelsior Plant. M:rs. Smith was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher and a member of the Pearl Johnson Circle.

Survivors are a daughter, Susan Ledford and husband Billy of Union, a son, Eddie Smith and wife Andrea of Union, two granddaughters: Jennifer Ledford and Hillary Smith both of Union, a sister Ruth Quinn and husband Roy of Union, a number of nieces and nephews and a special friend, Helen Garner of Union. Mrs. Smith was predeceased by two sisters, Ann Long and Sara Frances Epps and two brothers, June Holcombe and Otis O’Shields.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, March 16, 2007 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Roger Plemmons and Rev. Robert Jarvis.

Active pallbearers will be Bobby Quinn, Brent O’Shields, McBeth Long, Kenneth Holcombe and John Epps.

The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Thursday night at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home, 113 Broad Street, Union, SC 29379.

March 16, 2007

Charles Clifford "Charlie" Burnett
Union, SC

Mr. Charles Clifford "Charlie Burnett, age 73, husband of Evelyn Bradley Burnett of 75 Edgewater Drive, Waterloo, SC died Thursday, March 15, 2007 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Burnett was born in Union, SC November 23, 1933, a son of the late Wade Burnett and Beatrice White Burnett. He was a retired fuel distributor with Dearybury Oil Co. Mr. Burnett was a retired Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp after twenty years of service having served during the Vietnam and Korean Conflict. He was a drill instructor with the 3rd Marine Division from 1951-1971. Mr. Burnett received two Purple Hearts and was inducted into the Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Winsor, NY on November 11, 2006. He was a member of the VFW. Mr. Burnett was first married to the late Geraldine Stepp Burnett.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Janet Elaine Crisp of GA and Susan Burnett Jones of NC; a son: Charles Neil Burnett of VA; a stepson: Jeffery Wright of FL; a sister, Brenda Reitter of PA; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Burnett was predeceased by a sister, Martha Pennypacker.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Rosemont Cemetery conducted by Rev. Tommy McManus with Military Honors.

Active pallbearers will be Sam Cothran, Charles Hardin, Larry Jarzomkowski, Vernon Stepp, Dick Wilson and Bryan Grant.

The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Saturday night at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorials & Tribute Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.

The family is at the home, 75 Edgewater Drive, Waterloo, SC 29384.

March 18, 2007

Coleman Roberts
Union, S.C.

Mr. Coleman Roberts, age 75, husband of Bernice Burnett Roberts, of 418 Pineneedle Rd., Union, died Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Roberts was born in Hartsville, August 20, 1931 a son of the late William Terry Roberts and Hattie Strickland Roberts. He was retired from Milliken Co., Monarch Plant and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Mr. Roberts was a veteran of the US Army having served in the Korean Conflict.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Susan R. Kirby and friend Fred "Fuzz" Brewington both of Buffalo and Kathy R. Moore and friend Gene Stafford both of Union; three sons: Michael Roberts and wife Kathy of Buffalo, Timothy Roberts of the home and Terry Roberts and wife Jody of Union; one sister: Bernice Bush of Union; two brothers: Billy Roberts of Union and Bob Roberts of Flint, MI; 16 grandchildren: Scott Roberts, Erika Song, Lee Martin, Holly Hardy, Issy Mangum, Tracy Roberts, Tyler Kirby, T.J. Roberts, Calaab Kirby, Brandon Roberts, Katie Roberts, Benji Roberts, Amy Roberts, Cindy Ridings, Brandy Harris and Jessica Gordon; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Roberts was predeceased by three sisters: Gaynelle Ray, Margaret Earls, and Betty Eubanks; two brothers: Edward Roberts and Leroy Roberts and two grandchildren, Joey and Derrick Roberts.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 PM Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home conducted by Pres. Milton Fletcher. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery with Military Honors.

Active pallbearers will be Anthony Duckett, Ronnie Duckett, Jack Earls, Sr., Fred "Fuzz" Brewington, Johnathan Eubanks, and Allen Alexander.

The family will receive friends 7:00 until 9:00 Pm Tuesday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home, 418 Pineneedle Rd., Union, SC 29379.

March 19, 2007

David Bronson Varner
Union, SC

Mr. David Bronson Varner, age 75, husband of Faye Laxton Varner of 100 Sprouse Street, Union, SC died Sunday, March 18, 2007 at his home after an extended illness.

Mr. Varner was born in Union, SC March 14, 1932 the son of the late Beulah Varner. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon and was a former member of the Tabernacle Quartet. Mr. Varner was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division having served eighteen months in Germany. He was retired from the S.C. Department of Transportation.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: a daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" Ellis of Union, two sons: David Wayne Varner and wife Beverly of Spartanburg and Edward Dwight Varner of Union, two grandsons: Shannon Austin and Travis Austin and one great-grandson, Caleb Austin.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at Rosemont Cemetery conducted by Rev. Robert Branch.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Fowler, Mike Austin, Douglas Johnson, Gerald Gregory, Shannon Austin, Travis Austin, Clifford Brown and Dean Brown.

The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Monday night at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home, 100 Sprouse Street, Union, SC.

Morris Gallman
Union, S.C.

Mr. Morris "Mot" "Zeek" Gallman, age 69, of 100 B Tiger Court Union, died at his home, Saturday, March 17, 2007 after a long illness.

Mr. Gallman was born in Kelton, August 28, 1937, a son of O’Dell Means Ruth of Union and the late Thearthur Gallman and step-son of Thomas Ruth. Mr. Gallman was a resident of New York for over 40 years where he diligently worked at various jobs throughout is life and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in the Kelton community.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters: Allison Oxner and husband Michael of Long Island, NY and Antionette Hopkins of Ala.; three sons: Tommy Rodgers and wife Kathy of Union, Jasper McCorkle and wife Annette of Jonesville and Maurice Hopkins of Ala.; three sisters: Laura Good Smith and husband Rev. Alonzo Smith of Brooklyn, NY, Betty McQuillar and husband Joseph and Ruby Samuel all of Christianburg, VA; one brother: Wallace Means of Union; a special friend: Bill Jeter of Union; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Mr. Gallman was predeceased by a son Antione Hopkins, and two sister: Essie Means and Elizabeth Means.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Bethel Baptist Church conducted by Rev. James E. Tillotson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Smith, Stevie Means, Bobby Means and Shamel Means.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 PM Wednesday prior to the service at the church.

The family is at the home, 100 B Tiger Court, Union, SC, 29379 and at the home of his mother, 709 Arthur Blvd., Union, SC, 29379.

March 20, 2007

Allen David Walters, Sr.
Union, SC

Mr. Allen David Walters, Sr., age 57 of 127 Grant Rd., Union, SC died Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Walters was born July 31, 1950, the son of the later B.J. Walters and Gladys Grant Jolly. He was a member of Lower Fairforest Baptist Church and was self employed in telecommunications. Mr. Walters was the husband of Carrie Leanee Garner Walters.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Magan Angela Walters of Pacolet, a son, Allen David Walters, II of Union, two sisters, Jenny Davis and Gerry Grant both of Union and two grandsons, Joseph Bobo of Pacolet and Ryan Walters of GA.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Lower Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Jim Cunningham. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 PM Tuesday evening at the Lower Fairforest Church.

The family is at the home, 128 Grant Rd., Union, SC.

Elizabeth "Beth" Broome
Buffalo, SC

Mrs. Elizabeth "Beth" Broome, age 65, of 1036 Meadow Woods Rd., Buffalo, SC, widow of William T. Broome died Monday, March 19, 2007 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Broome was born in Greenville, SC January 24, 1942, a daughter of the late William H. Smith, Sr. and Avis Watson Smith. She was a graduate of Greenville High School and was employed with Spartanburg Herald Journal and the Elk’s Club in Greenville. She was a member of the Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does of Greenville. She was of the Methodist Faith.

Survivors are two daughters: Teresa Gentry and husband Reuben and Tania Greer all of Union, a brother, William H. Smith, Jr of FL and four grandchildren: Amber Gentry, Brandon Gentry, John Michael Greer and Daniel Greer all of Union.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, March 22, 2007 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Allen Quarles.

Members of the Elk’s Club of Greenville and Union are asked to assemble at the graveside at 2:45 PM to form the Honorary Escort.

The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Wednesday night at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Teresa and Reuben Gentry, 679 Old Ferry Rd., Union, SC 29379.

March 27, 2007

Doyle Mason Maness
Buffalo, SC

Mr. Doyle Mason Maness, age 77, husband of Kathleen Justice Maness of 118 Old Hickory Rd., Buffalo, SC died Monday, March 26, 2007 at Regional Hospice House.

Mr. Maness was born in Union, SC April 9, 1929, a son of the late Doyle Eric Maness and Victoria Ethel Grant Maness. He retired from Mayfair Mills and was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Kathy Roberts and husband Mike of Buffalo, four sons: Carl Maness of Columbia, Steve Maness and wife Janice of Buffalo, David Maness and wife Carroll of Glenn Springs and Aaron Maness of the home, a sister, Laurina Elliott and husband Paul of Buffalo, nine grandchildren: Adam Maness and wife Lisa of West Springs, Joseph Maness, Lindsey Maness,Justin Maness all of Buffalo, Karla Maness of Greenville, Scotty Roberts of Union, Holly Hardy and husband Aaron of Utah, Tracey Roberts of Shelby, NC and Katie Roberts of Utah, five great-grandchildren: Hannah Roberts, Matthew Roberts, Dawson Maness, Daisie Maness and Auston Maness.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, March 29, 2007 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Tim Anderson.

The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 Wednesday night at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Regional Hospice House, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

The family is at the home of his son, Steve and Janice Maness, 1231 Linersville Rd., Buffalo, SC.

Joey M. Cauthen
Union, S.C.

Mr. Joey Mickial Cauthen, age 52, of 1405 Peach Orchard Rd., Lot 11, Union, died Monday March 26, 2007 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after a sudden illness.

Mr. Cauthen was born in Lancaster, June 30, 1954 a son of the late William Jones and Vador Harris Cauthen. He was previouly employed with Don West Painting and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served during the Viet Nam Conflict.

Surviving are his wife Wanda Vinson Cauthen of the home; two daughters: April Moree of Pageland and Tina Cauthen of Lancaster; one son; Joey M. Cauthen, Jr.; two step-daughters: Wanda Wicks and Bonnie Michelle Lee both of Union; one step-son: James Bramlett of Gaffney; three sisters: Mary Ann McDonald and Pam Pressley both of Georgia, Gail Blalock of Union; two brothers: Jimmy Wayne Cauthen of Florence and Charles C. Cauthen of Union; 11 grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 4:00 PM Thursday, March 29, 2007 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Ricky Cook.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 3:30 PM Thursday prior to the service at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home, of his step-daughter: Richard and Wanda Wicks, 113 Terry Dr., Union, SC, 29379 and at the home of his brother, Charles C. Cauthen, 302 Second St., Union, SC, 29379.

March 28, 2007

Mary Helen P.Roper
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Mary Helen Pope Roper age 86, formerly of South Church St., Union, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Magnolia Place in Spartanburg after a long illness.

Mrs. Roper was born in Union, July 21, 1920, a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. R.R. Pope and was a graduate of Queen’s College in Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Roper is the widow of John C. "Jack" Roper, III, a former owner of Roper Chevrolet. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and was a founding member of the Union Co. Junior Charity League.

Surviving is a son: John C. "Jack" Roper, IV and wife Mary Walker of Spartanburg; a sister: Betty Jolly of Union; three grandsons: Jeffrey Stewart Roper and wife Angie of Columbia, Matthew Sellers Roper and wife Kelly of Spartanburg and Jonathan Page Roper and wife Kelly of Charlotte, NC; four great-grandchildren: Abigail and Jacklyn Roper and Nathan and Joshua Roper; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the Upstate South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 521 N. McDuffie St., Anderson, S.C 29621.

March 29, 2007


Corine Vinson Hart
Union, SC

Mrs. Corine Vinson Hart, age 83, formerly of Zetta Rd., Union, SC , widow of Nanzetta John Hart died Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Hart was born in Union, SC April 14, 1923, a daughter of the late Thomas Vinson and Mammie Mitchell Vinson. She was a member of McCutchen Memorial Presbyterian Church for over sixty years and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors are a daughter, Susie H. Berry and husband Gene, two sons: Claude T. Hart, Sr. and wife Susan and Wade L. Hart and wife Paulette all of Union, a sister, Gertrude Duckett, three brothers: Jake Vinson and wife Ollie Mae, Jack Vinson and wife Sara and H.A. "Buck" Vinson and wife Bessie all of Union, five grandchildren: Tommy Hart, David Hart, Alicia Palmer, Buffy McKeown and Michelle Betenbaugh, a number of great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hart was predeceased by three brothers: Tom Vinson, Jeff Vinson and J.E. Vinson.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. John Lee and Rev. Stephen Berry. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Jimmy McKeown, Tommy Hart, David Hart, Justin Hart, Jordan Hart and Nick Hart. Employees and staff of Ellen Sagar Nursing Home and Dr. David Keith are asked to sit in a group.

The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Friday night at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Upstate Alzeheimers Association, 521 N. McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC 29621 or to the Brown’s Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 118 Browns Creek Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Gene and Susie Berry, 148 Zetta Rd., Union, SC.

James Frank Childers
Union, SC

Mr. James Frank Childers, age 75 of 1817 Jonesville Hwy., Ellen Sagar Nursing Home, Union, SC, formerly of Lockhart died Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Childers was born in York, SC November 25, 1931, a son of the late Benjamin "Ben" Childers and Mable Jeanette Childers.

Survivors are a sister, Lille Mae Holmes of Chester, SC, a brother, Alex Chalmers Childers of Lockhart and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Roger Roof.

The family will receive friends 12:45-1:45 PM Saturday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home prior to the service.

The family will be at their respective homes.

March 30, 2007

John Thomas Cuthbertson
Carlisle, SC

Mr. John Thomas Cuthbertson, age 74 of 4402 King-Kennedy Street, Carlisle, SC, widower of Jean Fox Cuthbertson died Friday, March 30, 2007 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Cuthbertson was born in Marion,SC May 22, 1932, a son of the late James Alexander Cuthbertson and Bernice Webb Cuthbertson. He was a graduate of McCormick High School and retired from Essex Cable Company.

Survivors are three sons: David Cuthbertson and wife Faye of Carlisle, Jamie Cuthbertson and wife Sherry of N.C. and Michael Cuthbertson of Benson, NC, a sister: Joan Cuthbertson Garner and husband Noel of Taylors, SC, nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, one step-grandchild and two step-great-grandchildren. Mr. Cuthbertson was predeceased by a grandson, Chad Cuthbertson.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Dr. Carroll Calvert and Rev. Stephen Berry. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the chapel.

Burial will be held 2:00 PM Monday, April 2, 2007 at Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Marion, N.C with visitation immediately following the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Life Baptist Church Building Fund,

502 Meansville Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 4402 King Kennedy Street, Carlisle, SC 29031.
The family is at the home, 199 Zephyr Rd., Union, SC, 29379.

 

 



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