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March 2018

March 27, 2018

Roy William Allen
Pacolet, SC


Mr. Roy William Allen, age 63, husband of Karen Darlene Snapp Allen of Gaffney, went to his eternal home Monday, March 26, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Allen was born August 25, 1954 a son of the late LeRoy Brown and Dora Trammel.  He was a Veteran of the United States Navy.  Mr. Allen was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. 

Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Heather Fulgham and husband Wayne; one son, John Snapp and wife Tammy; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters, three brothers, and his beloved Yorkie, Zandi.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel conducted by his son-in-law Wayne Fulgham.  Visitation will be held immediately following the services.

The family is at the home of his first grandchild, K’leigh Coleman Burgess, 161 Ligon St., Pacolet. 

March 25, 2018

Harley G. Davis
Union, SC


Mr. Harley Gene Davis, age 68, husband of Melinda Sinclair Davis of 1709 Union Blvd., Union, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Davis was born in Union October 1, 1948, a son of the late Lewis and Betty Hawkins Davis.  He was retired from the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice in Union. Mr. Davis was a veteran of the United States Army.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Nicole Davis of Union; a son, Daniyel Davis of Union; two sisters, Elaine Davis and Myra Davis Boulware and husband Bobby all of Union; two brothers, Steve Davis and wife Carrie, and Ricky Davis and wife Rhonda all of Union; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Davis was predeceased by a son, Nick Davis.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the S. R. Holcombe Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Robert Jarvis. Burial will follow in Union Memorial Gardens with military honors.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 4:00 PM prior to service at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at his home, 1709 Union Blvd., Union, SC 29379.

Lisa D. Spencer
Union, SC


Ms. Lisa Dockery Spencer, age 55, of 624 Vernon Foster Rd., Union, SC. passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018 at her home.

Ms. Spencer was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14, 1962, a daughter of Virginia Turner Dockery and the late Houston L. Dockery. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a son, Christopher Spencer of Union; a daughter, Ginalee Carter and husband, Andrew of NC.; a sister, Lynne Smith and husband, Ricky of NC; a brother Alan Dockery of Jonesville; grandchildren, Kayleigh Harris, Bishop Spencer, Mason Carter, Kelsy Cipriano and Gabrielle Cipriano all of Union; a daughter-in-law, Virginia Cipriano; and a longtime boyfriend, Mike Foster of Jonesville, SC.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Rosemont Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Mark Foster.

Ms.  Spencer will be at the home of her mother, 133 Tanglewood Drive, Union, SC. 29379 where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM Monday, March 26, 2018

March 24, 2018

Edwin E. Ponder
Union, SC


Mr. Edwin Eugene “Eddie” Ponder, age 64, husband of Bonnie Lane Ponder of 624 Bailey Rd., Union passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Ponder was born in Union, SC.  January 23, 1954, a son of the late Max Ponder and Nell Coleman Ponder. He was a graduate of Union High School and retired from the Timken Company. Mr. Ponder retired from the South Carolina National Guards and attended Oakbrook Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Billy Ponder and wife Ginnie of Union; two step sons, Gregg Vinson and wife, Kristen of Blacksburg and Morgan “Moe” Vinson and fiancée Brooke McCutcheon of Union; two brothers, Mark Ponder of NC. and Maxie Ponder of Buffalo; grandchildren, Garrett Ponder and Melle Ponder both of Union; Abigail Vinson and Aiden Vinson both of Spartanburg, James Suttles and Destiny Fowler both of Blacksburg, Jayden Vinson, Carter Vinson and Bella Vinson all of Inman, and Tanner Johnson, Morgan “M.J.” Vinson both of Union.

Services will be held at 4:00 PM Monday, March 26, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. Josh Freeman.

Visitation will be held at from 3:00-4:00 prior to the service at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home of his son, Billy and Ginnie Ponder, 405 South Street, Union, SC. 29379.

March 23, 2018

Danny Lee Howell
Union, SC


Mr. Danny Lee Howell, age 64, husband of Vicki D. Vanderford Howell of 133 Pine Lane, Union, went to his heavenly Father after an extended illness.

Mr. Howell was born January 15, 1954, a son of Maggie Trammell Howell of Union and the late O’Neal Howell. He retired from Cone Mill Carlisle Finishing and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a son, Casey Watkins and wife Monica; a sister, Maxine Holcombe; five brothers: Terry Howell and wife Stephanie, Timmy Howell, Dennis “Hookman” Howell, Gerald Howell and wife Marie all of Union and Stan Howell and wife Pam of Lancaster; two grandsons: Andrew Inman and Cohen Watkins both of Union and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Howell was predeceased by a sister, Joanne Howell and a brother, Ronnie Howell.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the physicians, nurses and staff of the Oncology Unit  at Gibbs Cancer Center for their care of Mr. Howell during his illness.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Ross Wilson.

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

Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 763 Neal Shoals Rd., Union, SC 29379 or to the Health Care Fund for Dennis Howell, % Arthur State Bank, Union, SC.

The family is at the home of his mother, 612 W. Main Street, Union.

March 20, 2018

Alvin K. Binkley
Woodruff, S.C.


Mr. Alvin Kenneth “Cigar” Binkley, age 71 of 460 E. Georgia St., Woodruff, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mr. Binkley was born in Nashville, TN, September 27, 1946 a son of the late Leland and Rosie Lee Markham Binkley. He was a graduate of Coopertown High School and the Auto and Truck School in Nashville. He was the owner and operator of Augusta Auto Transport. Mr. Binkley was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Jonesville.

Surviving are his wife Carolyn Y. Binkley of the home, a daughter Gina Collier Ballard and husband Benji of Spartanburg; two sons, Robin Collier of Gastonia, NC and Jeffrey Collier of Carlisle; four granddaughters, Amber White and friend Shuford of Union, Julia Ballard of Woodruff, Megan Mathis of Lancaster, and Kelsey Collier Barfield of Spartanburg; two grandsons, Robin Scott Collier, Jr. of Clover and Jamie Ivey of Jonesville and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Binkley was predeceased by a daughter, Sheila Collier Bogan, a grandson, Curtiss Collier and his mother-in-law, Doris Davis “Mamarsh” Hogue.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home for their care and love shown to Mr. Binkley during his stay.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, March 25, 2018 at New Hope United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Jim Ivey.


Norma Ann Hawkins Smith
Jonesville, SC


Mrs. Norma Ann Hawkins Smith, age 79, of 1666 Mudbridge Rd., Jonesville, widow of Paul E. Smith, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.

Mrs. Smith was born August 22, 1938 in Union County a daughter of the late D.G. Hawkins and Helena Lancaster Hawkins.  She was a 1956 graduate of Jonesville High School.  Mrs. Smith was a member of West Springs Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult Choir and the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class.

Surviving are two sons, Stanley P. Smith and Mark E. Smith both of Jonesville; one grandson, Brandon P. Smith of Jonesville; one sister, Ethel “Bud” Taylor of Jonesville; two sisters-in-law, Martha Smith and Annice Smith Vaughan both of Georgia; one aunt, Patsy Hawkins Johnson of Jonesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Thursday, March 22, 2018 at West Springs Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Greg Black and Rev. Dr. Henry Johnson.  Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Gary Hawkins, Charles Bennett, Mike Gault, Larry Bennett, Tommy Benfield, and Doran Eaves.  The Adult Ladies Sunday School Class of West Springs Baptist Church is asked to sit in a group and form the honorary escort.

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

Memorials may be made to West Springs Baptist Church, Building Fund, 4811 Buffalo West Springs Highway, Pauline, SC 29374.

The family is at the home of her son, Stanley Smith, 1674 Mudbridge Rd., Jonesville, SC 29353.

March 19, 2018

Margaret Muriel Irene Cyr Hume
Christiansburg, VA


Margaret Muriel Irene Cyr Hume – best known as Muriel or by her nickname, “Moe” – passed peacefully from this earth on March 11th, 2018, in Christiansburg, Virginia.  She was 90 years old.

The youngest of 4 daughters, Muriel was born in Lyons Falls, New York on January 27, 1928, to parents Marcial and Anna Blair Cyr.  A 1945 graduate of Lyons Falls High School, she attended Oswego State Teachers College and later, Monroe School of Business in New York City, from which she graduated with honors in 1947.  In June of 1949, she married her high school sweetheart, Donald “Don” Hume, in Lyons Falls, NY.  They lived in Clinton, NY, for 2 years and Cazenovia, NY, for another year before making their way south to Atlanta, GA, and soon after, Birmingham, AL.  During these years Muriel held a variety of jobs in the business world, from statistician to payroll clerk to bookkeeper to project estimator.  Between 1956 and 1966, Muriel and Don welcomed 3 daughters and a son into their family, as the family relocated again from Birmingham to Hartsville, SC, and then in 1969 to Union, SC.  After her husband’s death in 1978, Muriel remained in Union with her family until 1991, when she re-located to St. Augustine, FL.  Muriel returned to South Carolina 11 years later (Spartanburg, SC), where she resided until shortly before her death.

Muriel was never idle.  Throughout these years of relocation and caring for her growing family, she was involved with numerous religious, civic and educational organizations and causes.  She was the church organist at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Union, SC, for over 20 years.  She was highly active in the Girl Scouts of America as a Piedmont Council Representative and past President.  In 1979 she re-entered the business world with employment by The Torrington Company in Union, SC.  As a senior buyer, she earned her official Certified Purchasing Manager accreditation in 1985 (and the nickname of “Purchasing Moe”) along with other accolades before her retirement in 1991.  Muriel loved to travel, and some of her fondest memories are of trips she made over the course of her lifetime to Europe, Hawaii, Canada, and visiting the many different states in which her 4 children have lived.  Muriel had many talents that she honed and shared over the years; she was a published writer and poet; an artist and seamstress; a musician stock market enthusiast; a gardener and excellent cook; an avid golfer and loyal fan of Jordan Speith.  These were all things that she enjoyed, superseded only by her love for God, her faith, and her family.     

While preceded in death by her spouse, Donald Hume, and one sister, Geraldine Cyr, Muriel is survived by her two sisters, Gladys Cyr Hartness of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Agnes Cyr Seifried of St. Augustine, FL.  Also surviving are her 4 children and their spouses:  Kathryn Hume Beck and husband James of Amherst, VA; Bonnie Hume Nichols and husband Everette of Fairlawn, VA; Donald Ernest Hume, Jr., and wife Vicki of Dayton, OH; and Cynthia Hume Kirschner and husband Richard of Beaumont, TX.  She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, to whom she was affectionately known as “Gramma Moolie” or “Gramma Moe”:  Amos Beck, Katherine Beck, Joseph Beck, Jesse Beck, Blair Nichols, Brittany Nichols Nelson, Jonathan Hume, Adam Hume, Ethan Hume, R. Evan Kirschner, Ryan Kirschner, Caroline Kirschner, Owen Kirschner; great-grandchildren Emma Nelson, John Nelson, and Findley Beck. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, March 24th, at 11:30 am, at Jesus Our Risen Savior Catholic Church in Spartanburg, SC.  A graveside blessing and interment will follow at Union Memorial Gardens cemetery in Union, SC. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Muriel’s honor to the Homebound Ministry of Jesus Our Risen Savior Catholic Church, 2575 Reidville Rd, Spartanburg, SC.

 

March 16, 2018

Catherine B. Cooksey
Formerly of Union


Catherine Brooks Cooksey, age 96, passed away on March 15, 2018 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania at Lehigh Valley Health Network Hospital, East. 

Catherine was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church, Union, SC for over 70 years where she served on the Altar Guild, was a member of the David Clyburn Sunday School Class, taught 5th Grade Sunday School class and a Junior Class for 3 years. She was Chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary Selection Committee for Girl State for 25 years where she selected 4 girls each year to attend Girl State. She was a graduate of Union High School and Cecil Business School.  Catherine worked at Arthur State Bank in the bookkeeping department; Aug W. Smith Department Stores in the business office and sales and finished her career as an Area Manager for Field Enterprises.

Catherine was also very active in other civic organizations and was a member of the Lioness Club for many years; served as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts; was a Pink Lady at Wallace Thomson Hospital helping nurses and directing the public; a member of Order of Eastern Star and Clemson Extension Club. She was an avid bridge player and she and her husband, Arthur, were instrumental in starting the Union Ball Room Dance Club.  She and her husband were world travelers and enjoyed bus trips her husband organized for group travel 

In her later life, she relished every minute spent with her family, especially her great grandchildren. 

She was a beloved wife and mother and was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Arthur F. Cooksey, Sr. and her older son, Arthur F. Cooksey, Jr.; and 4 brothers and 4 sisters and was the last surviving member of her family.

Surviving are her son, James J. Cooksey, Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth Johnson Cooksey, Pottsville, PA; her grandchildren, James J. Cooksey, Jr. and his wife, Melinda H. Cooksey of Lilburn, GA, John Andrew Cooksey, Pottsville, PA and Arthur F. Cooksey, III, Charlotte, NC  and three great grandchildren, Bonnie Elizabeth Cooksey, James J Cooksey, III and Emily Camille Cooksey, all of Lilburn, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Grace United Methodist Church, Union, SC. Visitation will be held from 10:00 until 11:00 AM Thursday at the church prior to the services.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., Pottsville, PA and the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., Union, SC are in charge of arrangements.   

Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com or hfhome@bellsouth.net

Russell Seymore
Whitmire, SC


Mr. Russell Seymore, age 83, husband of Geraldine Fleming Seymore, of 68 Kelly Lane, Whitmire, SC passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Seymore was born April 23, 1934 in Newberry a son of the late Luther Seymore and Anna Rochester Seymore.  He was a graduate of Whitmire High School and retired from J.P. Stevens, Whitmire.  Mr. Seymore holds the longest membership at Bethesda Baptist Church where he was the longest serving active Deacon.  He was a Veteran of the United States Army.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Thresa S. Vicars and husband Frank of Whitmire and Pam S. Welch and friend Chris Stokes of Santuc; and one brother, Martin Luther Seymore and wife Hattie of Union.  He was predeceased by two sisters, Genola Alexander and Minnie Lou Shields.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Guy Langston.  Burial with Military Honors will follow in Whitmire Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Saturday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home, 68 Kelly Lane, Whitmire, SC 29178.

March 15, 2018

Teresa Ivey Lawson
Union SC


Mrs. Teresa Ivey Lawson, age 90, formerly of Lockhart Highway, widow of Bud Lawson passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Heartland of Union.

Mrs. Lawson was born April 21, 1927 in Union a daughter of the late Monroe Ivey and Eugenia Jett Ivey.  She was retired from Bethel United Methodist Church Daycare.  Mrs. Lawson was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Choir and the U.M.W.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are two daughters, Ellon Fant and husband Terry and Ann Garren and husband Rick all of Union; one son, Gerald Lawson and wife Glenda of Union; five grandchildren, Scott Lawson and wife Kim of Union, Heather Vinson and husband Mark of Union, Ray Garren and wife Sara of Greenville, Angela Fant of Union, Jennifer Burgess and husband Chris of Union; and five great-grandchildren, Logan Vinson, Jakob Lawson, Jordan Lawson, Blake Vinson, and Chloe Burgess.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Will Brown and Rev. Randy Smith.

Visitation will be held immediately following the graveside services at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 1705 Lockhart Highway, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 2245 Lockhart Highway, Union, SC 29379.

March 14, 2018

Billy Kelly
Buffalo SC


Mr. Billy Kelly, age 95, of 557 Gist Bridge Rd., Buffalo, widower of  Elliotte Lancaster Kelly, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Kelly was born July 13, 1922 in Buffalo a son of the late Thomas Norman Kelly and Pauline Lancaster Kelly.  He was a graduate of West Springs High School and was retired from the South Carolina Department of Transportation.  Mr. Kelly was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II in the European Theater where he was in the Anti-Tank Company, 398th Infantry.  He was a member of Putman Baptist Church where he was active in his Sunday School class and the Senior Citizens Group as long as his health permitted.  Mr. Kelly was a member of American Legion Post 22 and the V. F.W. 

Surviving is one daughter, Jean Smith of Boiling Springs; two granddaughters Christi Yeatts and husband Jason and Kim Smith all of Boiling Springs; and one great-granddaughter, Julianna Yeatts of Boiling Springs.  He was predeceased by one daughter, Frances Rebecca Brown and one brother, Robert H. Kelly.

Memorial services will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Putman Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Tommy Mann.

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

Memorials may be made to Putman Baptist Church, 3692 Buffalo West Springs Highway, Buffalo, SC 29321 or to Bogansville United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 4050 Buffalo West Springs Highway, Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family is at the home, 557 Gist Bridge Road, Buffalo, SC 29321.

March 11, 2018

Lottie L. From
Mt. Pleasant, SC


Mrs. Lottie L. From, widow of Harry From and formerly of Union, SC, passed away on March 11, 2018 at Franke at Seaside in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Mrs. From was born in Spartanburg Co., November 12, 1931 a daughter of the late James Victor Lawson and Mary Farmer Lawson. She graduated from Spartanburg General Hospital School of Nursing and was head nurse on Psychiatry prior to her marriage to Harry From. Mrs. From worked beside Harry in his retail business until his death. She was a member of Episcopal Church of Nativity and served on the Altar Guild. Mrs. From is survived by her two daughters, Lisa Schrader Pearson (Ken) of Liberty and Susan Schrader Norris (Jerome) of N. Charleston; three sisters, Fran Roper, Carolyn Newman, and Linda Lawson Payne (James); four grandchildren, Loree Parker, Jerome Norris, Jr., Heather Pearson and Christopher Umezaki and four great-grandchildren, Mya Parker, Jacob Parker, Theron Parker and Lanah Parker. Mrs. From was predeceased by her son, Chester Del Schrader, II.

The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude for the care she was given by the staff at Franke at Seaside, Medical University of SC, and Roper Hospital. Mrs. From moved to Franke at Seaside to be close to family and made many friends at Franke and enjoyed her time there.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity conducted by Father David Dubay. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held in the parish hall from 12:00 till 1:00 PM prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.


Jesse Fincher “Finch” Belue, Jr
Ocala, FL


Mr. Jesse Fincher “Finch” Belue, Jr, age 60 of Ocala, FL, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 after a long illness.

Mr. Belue was born January 18, 1958 in Union, SC, a son of the late Jesse F. Belue, Sr. and Christina Eller. He was a graduate of Irmo High School, The University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Mr. Belue had a long career in law enforcement spanning over thirty years. He began his career in the Irmo Police Department, then he moved on to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department as a Sargent and later retired from the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Harward Belue; his two children: Bryan K. Belue, Sr. and Jessica B. Andrews; two step-children and three grandchildren.

Memorial graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Mark Truitt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to, Second Chance Ministries, 123 West Creswell Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646
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Joyce Greer Smith
Union, SC


Mrs. Joyce Greer Smith, age 75, of 119 Pasture Dr., Union, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mrs. Smith was born in December 1, 1942 in Union, a daughter of the late George Wesley “Ned” Greer and Macie Berry Greer.  She graduated from Union High School and retired from Cryovac in 2004.  Mrs. Smith was a member of Philippi Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Cynthia S. Brewington and husband Troy of West Springs; one son, Robert Wesley “Robbie” Smith and friend Laurie Hulon of Union; two sisters, Frances G. Brown and Sandra G. Cain both of Union; a granddaughter, Tayler Brewington of West Springs; three special grandchildren, Olivia McCary of Ninety-Six, Landon Hulon and Levi Hulon both of Union; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by one brother, Dennis Wayne Greer.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Rosemont Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Brad Goodale and Pastor Alex Hanvey.

Visitation will be immediately following the services at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29303.

The family is at their respective homes.


Phyllis Martin Gentry
Union, SC


Ms. Phyllis Martin Gentry, age 82 of 222 South Boyce Street, Apt A1, Union, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at her home.

Ms. Gentry was born in Hendersonville, NC May 10, 1935, a daughter of the late William Martin and Mable Jackson Martin. She was a graduate of Edneyville High School, NC and was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant. Ms. Gentry was a faithful member of First Baptist Church where she served on the Clothes Closet Committee.

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Eaves (Richard) of Union; a son, Lynn Cole (Tamara) of Spartanburg; a sister, Jo Ann Kinley of Matthews, NC; two brothers: Grady Martin of Hendersonville, NC and Reginald Martin of Gainesville, OH; four grandchildren: Melinda Sorrell (Kenneth), Jennifer Barber (Joseph Edwards) all of Union; Tyler Cole and Jordan Cole both of Spartanburg; four great-grandchildren: Joshua Sorrell (Sequaia),  Nathinal Sorrell, Blair Edwards, Kayle Sorrell all of Union; a great-great-granddaughter, Myla Sorrell.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Rosemont Cemetery conducted by Rev. Robert Stollger.

Active pallbearers will be Joseph Edward, Kenneth Sorrell, Joshua Sorrell, Nathaniel Sorrell, John Paul Sorrell and Cody Darling.

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

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 405 E. Main Street, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her granddaughter, Melinda and Kenneth Sorrell, 217 Hummingbird Lane, Union.


John Timothy Bishop
Union, SC


Mr. John Timothy “Tim” Bishop, age 58 of 962 Old Ferry Rd., Union, widower of Glenda Bishop passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at his home.          

Mr. Bishop was born in Union, SC July 27, 1959, a son of the late J.F. “Jake” Bishop and Harriett Farr Bishop. He was a graduate of Lockhart High School and was employed with Timken. Mr. Bishop was a member of Lockhart Church of God.    

Surviving are his life companion, Jane Turnage of Union; two sons: Travis Bishop and wife Melinda and Kyle Bishop; a sister, Libby Bishop Gaidanski and husband Paul all of Union; a brother, Retired Command Sargent Major Mike Bishop and wife Elaine of Fayetteville, NC and four grandchildren: Taegen Bishop, Khloe Bishop, Garrett Lollis and Gavin Lollis.

Visitation will be held 6:30-8:00 PM Tuesday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel.

The family is at the home of his son, Travis and Melinda Bishop, 1130 Old Ferry Rd., Union, SC 29379.


Oliver Thomas Eaves
Union, SC


Mr. Oliver Thomas Eaves, age 82 of 174 Ellis Street, Union, widower of Mable Redmon Eaves, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at Heartland of Union.

Mr. Eaves was born in Union, SC June 4, 1935, a son of the late Douglas Eaves and Pearl Carter Eaves. He was a graduate of Union High School and retired in textiles from Rosemont Plant. Mr. Eaves was an active member of Fairview Baptist Church as long as his health permitted. He was most proud to be a member of the Mission Team where they traveled to build churches in several different countries. Mr. Eaves was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are a daughter, Robin Eaves Austin; a granddaughter, Keena Austin Fowler; a grandson-in-law, Richard Scott Fowler; two great-grandsons: Richard Chase Fowler and Oliver Wyatt Fowler all of Union.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Monday, March 12, 2018 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Bob Cato.

Visitation will be held at the graveside following the service.

Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 763 Neal Shoals Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 174 Ellis Street, Union.

March 8, 2018

Willie Pruitt
Union, SC


Mr. Willie Pruitt, age 89, husband Myrtle Quinn Pruitt of 164 Pineland Ave., Union, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Pruitt was born in Union July 9, 1928, a son of the late Mason and Pearl Owens Pruitt.  He attended Spartanburg Technical College.  Mr. Pruitt was a retired welder from Beverage Air Co. in Spartanburg. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church where he was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class and a former Usher.  Mr. Pruitt was also a former member of Woodmen of the World.  He enjoyed baseball, music, hunting, and fishing.  Mr. Pruitt was a member of a bluegrass band having played on WSPA with Jessie and James Pruitt, and with Don Reno and the Tennessee Cut-ups with Jimmy and Willie Pruitt.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 64 years are two daughters, Deborah Johnson and husband Lynn and Susan Cochran and husband Pete all of Union; one brother, James “Jimmy” Pruitt and wife Estelle of Pauline; two grandchildren, Jonathan Johnson and Nicole Johnson Greer and husband Jim all of Union; and two great-grandchildren, Mason Greer and Addi Reese Greer both of Union.  He was predeceased by one sister, Evelyn Pruitt and one brother, Bernard Pruitt.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, March 11, 2018 at New Life Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Shannon Faulkner, Rev. Todd Davis and Rev. Ron Culbertson. Burial will follow at Lower Fair Forest Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Wade Lanier, Ronald Heatherly, Jonathan Johnson, Rickey Forrester, David Pruitt, and Wofford Quinn. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Danny and Dottie Rogers, James and Sara Elizabeth Inabinet, Roger Harris, and Dean and Janet Brown.

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

The family is at the home, 164 Pineland Ave., Union, SC 29379.

March 7, 2018

Robert Michael Liner
Pauline, S.C.


Mr. Robert Michael “Mike” Liner, age 64, widower of Debra Whitener Liner of 310 Walnut Grove - Pauline Rd, Pauline, passed away February 27, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Liner was born in Buffalo, July 14, 1953, a son of the late Robert Dixon Liner and Nellie Wilson Liner. He was a graduate of Union High School and was retired from the McMillan, Pazdan, and Smith Architectural Firm in Spartanburg.

Surviving are a son, Robert Michael “Robby” Liner, II and wife Heather; a daughter, Julia L. Cobb both of Pauline; a brother, Joel Liner; a niece, Jackie Briggs and husband David all of Buffalo; two great-nieces, Amanda Briggs and Nicole Phillips; four grandchildren, Angelina Hope Liner, Christian Riley Liner, Courtney Aaliyah Cobb and Morgan Cheyenne Cobb.  Mr. Liner was predeceased by a sister, Judy Liner Evans.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the home of his niece, Jackie and David Briggs, 920 Linersville Rd., Buffalo.  The family will receive friends after the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 156 Milestone Way, Ste A, Greenville, SC 29615 or to the American Cancer Society, 200 Center Point Cir, Ste 100, Columbia, SC 29210.

March 1, 2018

Paul Edward Rash
Union, SC


Mr. Paul Edward Rash, age 83, husband of Roxie Garner Rash, of 369 Mt. Tabor Church Rd., Union, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mr. Rash was born October 26, 1934 in Lockhart a son of the late Ernest Chapel “E.C.” Rash and Roxie Brooks Rash.  He was a graduate of Lockhart High School and Limestone College where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Mr. Rash was retired as an accountant from International Mineral and Chemical Company in Spartanburg.  He was a Veteran of the United States Army.  Mr. Rash was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church where he held offices as long as his health permitted.  He was the treasurer of the Personnel Association of Spartanburg.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one sister, Mary Ellen Sprouse and husband Samuel of Lockhart, and a number of nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by four brothers, Jack Rash, Marvin Rash, James Rash, and Arvil Rash and one sister, Ruby Jones.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Merritt Wentz and Mr. Mike Massey.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be, Bob Humphries, Gonzale Childers, Stan Eaves, Ronnie Eaves, Robert Palmer, and Wayne Lynch.

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

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of Union County, P.O. Box 951, Union, SC 29379 or to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 373 Wesley Chapel Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 369 Mt. Tabor Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.

 

 

 


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310 W. South Street
Union, S.C. 29379

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145 Hames Avenue
Jonesville, S.C. 29353





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