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May 2005

 May 2, 2005

Charlie T. Eubanks
World War II veteran


SPARTANBURG — Charlie T. Eubanks, 81, husband of Ruby Williams Eubanks, of Spartanburg, died Saturday, April 30, 2005 at his residence. Born in Glenn Springs, March 3, 1924, he was the son of the late L o n n i e T h o m a s Eubanks and Irene Smith Eubanks and brother to Evelyn McArthur of Glenn Springs and the late Iris Charles.

Mr. Eubanks was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church and was a Mason.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Marion C. Eubanks and his wife, Barbara Eubanks of Glenn Springs and Stanley T. Eubanks of Spartanburg, who lovingly cared for his father for 17 years; a daughter, Rita Eubanks of Spartanburg; five grandchildren, Lori E. Jolly and her husband, Benjamin Jolly of Atlanta, Edward T. Eubanks and his wife, Jennifer D. Eubanks of Moore, W. Chandler Alexander of Glenn Springs, Morris O. Eubanks and his wife, Stephanie K. Eubanks of Pauline, Charley T. Eubanks of Spartanburg; four greatgrandchildren, Taylor Diane Eubanks, John Thomas Eubanks, William Henry Eubanks and Thomas Hill Eubanks.

Mr. Eubanks was predeceased by a son, Marvin O’Neil Eubanks.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Bob Pettit.
Pallbearers will be Morris Eubanks, Eddie Eubanks, Charley Eubanks, and W. Chandler Alexander.

The family will receive friends in the Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church Family Life Center immediately following the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church Family Life Center Fund, 6001 Highway. 215, Pauline, S.C. 29374 or to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.

Martha E. Gregory
Retired from City of Union


Martha Elizabeth Gregory, 77, of 404 S. Church St., Union, passed away after a short illness Sunday, May 1, 2005, at 8:48 p.m. at the Gibbs Cancer Center in Spartanburg.

Miss Gregory was born in Union on Oct. 12, 1927, a daughter of the late Jerry Simpson Gregory and Margaret Workman Gregory of Union. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Union where she was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class and the Pearl Johnson Baptist Women. Miss Gregory was a graduate of Union High School and was retired from the City of Union Utility Department as data processing supervisor.

Miss Gregory is survived by a sister, Eugenia Gregory Morgan of Union; and two nieces, Sue Morgan of Union and Deidre Gregory of Appling, Ga. She was predeceased by a brother, Carroll J. Gregory.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Union First Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Robert Emory. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers are Bobby Brown, Bill Wingo, Roger Page, Hubert Sanders, Felder Meador and Jimmy Vinson.

Members of the Joy Sunday School Class and the Pearl Johnson Baptist Women are asked to sit as a body at the funeral service.

The family will be at the home of her sister, Eugenia Morgan, 112 Mission Drive, Union, and will receive friends at the First Baptist Church Chapel from 2 until 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Relay for Life or to Annie Armstrong Offering at First Baptist Church, 405 E. Main St., Union, S.C. 29379 or to the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, S.C. 29648.

May 3, 2005

Donald W. Pharr
Retired from Monsanto Co.


Donald W. Pharr, 66, husband of Jeanette Williams Pharr of 2031 Jonesville Highway, Union, died Monday, May 2, 2005, at 2:05 p.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital after a sudden illness.

Mr. Pharr was born in Union County on Sept. 2, 1938, a son of the late Boyd and Essie Burgess Pharr. He was a member of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, Union Masonic Lodge #75 and the Hejaz Shrine Temple. Mr. Pharr was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Monsanto Co. He was a tax preparer for Roberts Tax Service in Greenwood.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Johnny W. Pharr and wife Lynn of Chester, a brother, Harold E. Pharr Sr. and wife Betty of Conway; a nephew, Gene Pharr and wife Lori of Conway; a niece, Sherry Pharr of Conway; two greatnieces, Elizabeth and Kelsie Pharr of Conway and a grand dog, Dixie. Mr. Pharr was predeceased by a brother and a sister, Booty Pharr and Peggy Pharr.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Benny Green. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Benny Stevens, Charles Putman, George Finkenstadt Sr., Gene Pharr, Robbie Crocker and Gary Deal.

The following are asked to sit in a group: Members of the Margie Morris Sunday School Class; Men of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, Dr. Gerald D. Fielder and medical staff of the emergency department of Wallace Thomson Hospital.

the body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 until 8:30 and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home, 2031 Jonesville Highway, Union, S.C. 29379.

Memorials may be made to the Mon-Aetna Baptist Church Relay for Life Team or to the Mon-Aetna Baptist Church Parking Lot Fund, 1431 Lockhart Highway, Union, S.C. 29379.

May 6, 2005

Elnora Crocker
Union native


Elnora Crocker, 71, formerly of Union, died in Columbia Thursday, May 5, 2005, at 9:44 a.m. after several years of declining health.

Miss Crocker was born in Union on Sept. 12, 1933, a daughter of the late Russell and Fulton Eller Crocker. She was a member of the Park Street Baptist Church of Columbia.

Surviving are two brothers, Francis “Bunk” Crocker of Union and Charlie Crocker of Pacolet; two sisters, Eula Kennett of Union and Mary Lou Palmer of Rock Hill; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Don Lesley. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 until 3 p.m. Saturday prior to the graveside service. The family is at their respective homes.

May 9, 2005

James U. Ray Sr.
World War II veteran


James U. (Lease) Ray Sr., 82, widower of Helen Carter Ray of 120 Woodside Drive, Lockhart, died Saturday, May 7, 2005 after a brief illness.

Mr. Ray was born Nov. 25, 1922 in Barnwell. He was the son of Otto V. Ray and Carrie Tennant Ray. He was a graduate of Chester High School, and a former Mason and Shriner. Mr. Ray was retired from Norfolk-Southern Railway and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He served in the European Theater of operations with the 5th Infantry Division. He received the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart among other decorations. Mr. Ray was also a member of the Lockhart United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, James U. Ray Jr. and wife Pansy and Thomas Ray and wife, Claudia, all of Rock Hill; a sister, Mary R. Smith of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a brother, Marcus Ray of Great Falls, and four grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 9, 2005, at Union Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Alan Quarles.

The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday night.

Claude D. Smith
World War II veteran


Claude D. Smith, 83, husband for 48 years of Mallie Lawson Smith, of 1149 Gowan Road, West Springs Community, died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness.

Mr. Smith was born Sept. 26, 1921 in Toccoa, Ga. He was the foster child of Marion Simmons and Annie Cunningham Simmons. Mr. Smith retired from United Merchants, Buffalo Plant and was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of West Springs Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon, Sunday School teacher and director and also served on the church cemetery committee.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Sara Smith and husband, Roger, of Glenn Springs; three grandsons and their wives, Allen and Lisa Smith of Glenn Springs; Darren and Gretchen Smith of Waterloo, Ill., and Mark and Angie Smith of Roebuck; and five great-grandchildren, Morgan Smith, Brady Smith, Abby Smith, Lainey Smith and Byers Smith.

Funeral services were held at West Springs Baptist Church Sunday, May 8, 2005, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Henry Johnson, assisted by Mr. Smith’s grandsons, Pastor Daren Smith and Mark Smith.
Active pallbearers were Charles Bennett, Alan Harvey, Frank Humphries, Vance Quinn, Jeff Lancaster and Frank Hart.

The following served as the honorary escort: Deacons of West Springs Baptist Church, the Pastor’s Sunday School Class, John and Catherine Finch, Malcolm and Shirley Riddle, Mansel and Frances Gowan, Carl and Mable Gist, Charles and Joyce Lancaster, John and Sally Hart and Dr. David Keith.

The family received friends at the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to West Springs Baptist Church Christian Life Center Building Fund or the West Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at 4811 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Pauline, S.C. 29374.

May 11, 2005

Janie M. Bogan
Former owner Bogan’s Party Shop


JONESVILLE — Janie Nathalee Morrow Bogan, 81, of 1154 S. Jonesville Highway, Jonesville, widow of Winfred Thomas “W.T.” Bogan, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 8:59 p.m. in Spar tanburg Re g i o n a l M e d i c a l Center.

Mrs. Bogan was born in Buffalo on Oct. 4, 1923, a daughter of the late James Aaron Morrow and Zala Massey Morrow. She was a member of Bogansville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bogan was the former original owner of Bogan’s Party Shop, Main St., Jonesville.

Surviving are a daughter, Monica Bogan Price and husband Arnold of Jonesville; a son, Monty Joe Bogan Sr. of Jonesville; a sister, Rachel M. Crawford of Union; three grandchildren, Damita Bogan “DeDe” Frost and husband Gary, Haley Nicole Williams and husband Michael and Monty Joe Bogan Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Aaron Thomas “Sweething” Frost, Brett Michael “Sunshine” Frost and Chadwick Conlon “Shortlegs” Frost. Mrs. Bogan was predeceased by an infant son, Fredrick Wayne Bogan and five sisters, Annie Dee Prince, Artie Bell Morrow, Daisy Bell Kennett, Alice Ruth Morrow and Mabel Lena Long.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bogansville United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Gary Peterson, the Rev. Jerry Lawson, and the Rev. Clayton Price. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Tommy Knox, Hoyt Haney, John D. Long III, Wayne Bogan, Brent Bogan, Rusty Vassey, Paul Vassey and Buck Peay.

the following special friends are asked to sit in a group: Sis Haney, Blanche White, Pearl Inman, Della Moss, Jo Smith, Margaret Braddock, Pat Long, Mazel Wyatt, Freida Moss, Rita Eubanks and Ruby Eubanks.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Thursday night from 7 until 9 and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Friday to await the hour of service.

Memorials may be made to Bogansville United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 4052 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Jonesville, S C. 29353 or to the New Life Baptist Church Relay for life Team, in care of Gary Frost, 848 Bob Little Road, Jonesville, S.C. 29353.

Annie J. Fowler
Retired from United Merchants


Annie Ruth Johnson Fowler, 87, formerly of 109 Second Ave., Union, died at sunrise Tuesday morning, May 10, 2005, in Laurens County Hospital.

Mrs. Fowler was born in Union on Nov. 3, 1917, a daughter of the late Frank Arthur Johnson and Dora Dunlap Johnson. She was a member of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church, the Mary Lybrand Sunday School Class, the Faith Circle and was a former Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Fowler attended USC-Union and Wofford College Theology classes. She was retired from United Merchants, Union Plant.

Mrs. Fowler was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Harold Fowler. She was the mother of the following children: a son, Kenneth D. Fowler, deceased, daughters, Brenda Weaver, deceased, Harriette Harris, deceased, Pamela Laster of Spartanburg, Mary Herring of Columbia; sons, Benjamin Fowler, deceased and Layton Fowler of Laurens; a sister, Sara Medford of Union; a brother, Henry Johnson of Jonesville; 21 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at Duncan Acres United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Tommy Bailey and the Rev. Ray Harold Belue. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Doug Weaver Jr., Derrick Mitchell, Harold Harris, Ryan Vance, Tommy Laster and Jerry Harris.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends today from 6 until 8 p.m. and will be placed in the church at 4 p.m. Thursday to await the hour of service.

The family will be at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to Duncan Acres United Methodist Church for their various programs that they support at 417 Rice Ave., Union, S.C. 29379.

May 12, 2005

Brady T. Morgan
Jonesville merchant


JONESVILLE — Brady T. (Scrooch) Morgan, 74, of 135 Hames Ave., Jonesville, widower of Letha Hill Morgan, died at his residence Wednesday morning, May 11, 2005 after an extended illness.

Mr. Morgan was born in Jonesville on July 29, 1930, a son of the late Richard Globe Morgan and Lillie Addis Morgan. He was a member of Jonesville Baptist Church where he worked in the nursery department for over 30 years and was also a member of Prudence Masonic Lodge #139. Mr. Morgan was a graduate of Jonesville High School and was retired from the U.S. Post Office in Jonesville after 30 years service and was owner and operator of Morgan’s Mini Mall in Jonesville.

Mr. Morgan was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are two sons, Mike Morgan and wife Cindy of Jonesville and Dell Morgan of the home; a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Morgan was predeceased by two brothers, Fate Morgan and Paul Morgan.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Jonesville Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Ralph Brown and the Rev. Joe Stover.

Volunteers of the Jonesville Fire Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family is at the home of his son, Mike and Cindy Morgan, 105 Jonesville Industrial Park Road, Jonesville and will receive friends at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel tonight from 7 until 9.
Memorials may be made to the Jonesville Fire Department, P.O. Box 940, Jonesville, S.C. 29353.

May 13, 2005

Connie K. Garner
Union resident


Cornelia “Connie” Kelly Garner, 80, widow of Ben W. Garner, of 120 Park Drive, Union, died at her residence Friday, May 13, 2005, at 9 a.m. after an extended illness.

Mrs. Garner was born in Union on May 29, 1924, a daughter of the late James J. Kelly and Jessie Franklin Kelly. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Jimmie Trexler and husband Flowe of Barnwell; a brother, Joe M. Kelly and wife Claudia of Union; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Garner was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth K. Farr.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethel United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Terry Mitchell and the Rev. Don Alexander. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Sunday to await the hour of service.

The family will be at the home, 120 Park Drive, Union.

Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.

Mike Kendrick
Former consruction employee


Michael Ray “Mike’ Kendrick, 49, 1416 Monarch Highway, Union, husband of Ann Freeman Kendrick, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at 10:25 p.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mr. Kendrick was born in Union on March 31, 1956, a son of Juanita Elizabeth Wynn Kendrick of Union and the late Ray Neal Kendrick. He attended Philippi Baptist Church and was formerly employed with Southern Commerical Construction Co.. He was a member of the Newberry Moose Lodge.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are three sons, Scott Kendrick and wife Laura, Kevin Kendrick and Brad Kendrick, all of Whitmire; a sister, Patricia Aides of Woolrich, Pa.; a brother, Bruce Kendrick of Buffalo; and four grandchildren, Stan Whitmire and Kentrel Whitmire, Raegan Kendrick and Kimberly Kendrick, all of Whitmire. He was also loved by three special friends, Rocky, Precious and Baby.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conduced by the Rev. Brad Goodale and the Rev. Wayne Tobias. Entombment will be in Union Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Active pallbearers will be Wesley Huntsinger, Rodney Gallman, Gary Williams, Dennis Gambrell, Jarrett Gilliam and Harry McCall.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9.

The family is at the home, 1416 Monarch Highway, Union.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615 or Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 300, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.

James E. Owens

Mr. James Edward Owens, 54, of 212 Bailey Road, Buffalo, formerly of 303 T. Bishop Road, Jonesville, died Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 1:20 p.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness.

Mr. Owens was born in Union on August 13, 1950, a son of the late Edward E. Owens and Geraldine Gault Owens. Mr. Owens was formerly employed as a textile worker and was a former member of the Redman Tribe. He was also a Methodist.

Surviving are two brothers, Steven W. Owens and wife Faye of Buffalo, with whom he made his home and Bobby Gene Owens and wife Stacie of Woodruff; a sister, Beverly Owens of Jonesville; nieces and nephews, Eddie Owens and Leslie Owens, both of Buffalo, Ashlie Owens, T. J. Pearson, Andy Pearson, and Josh Pearson, all of Woodruff and Penny Owens of Richmond, VA.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the S. R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Ricky Cook. Burial will be in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family is at the home, 212 Bailey Road, Buffalo and will receive friends at the funeral home Friday night from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Jimmy Owens Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

Robert L. Crocker, Sr.

Mr. Robert Louie Crocker, Sr., 63, of 101 Gregory Street, Union, widower of Racine Johns Crocker, died Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 3:35 p.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness.

The family is at the home of his son, Rob and Emily Crocker, 107 Reed Street, Union.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

May 17, 2005

Arthur R. Brannon
Vietnam veteran


ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — Arthur R. Brannon, 56, of Elizabethtown, Ky., formerly of Lockhart, husband of Phyllis C. Pepper Brannon, died Sunday, May 15, 2005 at the Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

A native of Lockhart, he was retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years, having served in Vietnam. A former employee of the Hardin Memorial Hospital, he was a member of the South Fork Baptist Church near Hodgenville, the DAV Chapter 3 in Elizabethtown, where he had served as Chaplain and was currently serving as Commander. A member of the VFW in Radcliff, the Department of Kentucky DAV, the AUSA American Veterans and was a Kentucky Colonel and a Freemason.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Barnes; his parents, Grady Sr. and Nellie Rochester Brannon; three sisters, Sarah Gregory, Mary Cox and Peggy Walker and two brothers, Walter Brannon and Barney “Sonny” Brannon.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Machelle McDowell of Magnolia, Ky., Lavonna Shive of Elizabethtown, Angela Key and Penny Brannon, both of Killeen, Texas; three sons, Walter Brannon of Cooperai Cave, Texas, Jeffrey Brannon of Weatherford, Texas and Todd Akin of Bardstown; five sisters, Carolyn Rash and Tincy Inman, both of Lockhart, Nancy Hope and Guynita Brannon, both of Union and Brenda Petty of Leesville, La.; two brothers, Clifton Brannon and Grady Brannon Jr. , both of Lockhart and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at the South Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Norm Brock officiating. Burial will follow in the South Fork Church Cemetery.
Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville, Ky.

Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.bennett-bertram.com.

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

Ruby B. Duncan

LOCKHART — Ruby Mae Brock Duncan, 75, of 126 Canal St., Lockhart, widow of John Henry Duncan, died at her residence Monday, May 16, 2005 at 7:45 p.m. after an extended illness.

Mrs. Duncan was born in Union on July 28,1929, a daughter of the late Joseph Frank Brock and Nannie Millwood Brock. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lockhart.

Surviving are four sons, Joseph Maurice Brock and wife Diane of Buffalo, John William Duncan of Pollock, La., Ray Duncan and wife, Stephanie of Lockhart and Carl Douglas Plemmons of New Jersey; three grandchildren, Travis Ray and Megan Leigh Duncan, both of the home and Kimberly Ann Brock of Buffalo; and a greatgrandson, Tristen Scott Brock.

Mrs. Duncan was predeceased by two grandsons, Timothy Scott Brock and James Adam Duncan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Lockhart conducted by the Rev. Ben Hill. Burial will be in Lockhart Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Williams, Buck Vinson, Johnson Horne, Pete Brock, Harold Dean O’Dell and Jake Vinson.

The following are asked to assembly at the church Thursday at 1:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort: Tommy Vinson, Ben Ivey, Beaver Canupp, Jerry Walton, Cathy Williams, Mary Knox, Denise Sanders, Dave Rist, Sally Horne and Brian Brown. Nurses of Total Care of Union are asked to sit in a group.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Thursday to await the hour of service.

The family is at the home of Jimmy and Sandra Vinson, 616 Brown’s Creek Church Road, Union.

May 18, 2005

Dorothy H. Meador
Retired from Southern Bell


Dorothy H. “Dot” Meador, 88, 300 W. South St., Union, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.

Miss Meador was born in Union to the late LeRoy Glenn and Sallie Tinsley Meador. Miss Meador was a graduate of Union High School and after graduation worked several places including in her grandfather’s jewelry store, Tinsley’s Jewelers in downtown Union. She worked for 33 years with Southern Bell, many as a supervisor of the Spartanburg office. Miss Meador was a member and major supporter of Beulah Baptist Church, built on land donated by her grandfather. She served in several church offices, the last being church clerk and Sunday school teacher. Other activities of interest to Miss Meador included delivering meals on wheels, being an active member of the Good Neighbors Garden Club and driving friends for doctor’s appointments, etc. She will always be remembered for her kind, helpful and caring nature.

She was predeceased in death by her brothers: Waring B. Meador, who died in the South Pacific during World War II, and LeRoy Glenn Meador, Jr., her twin; and a sister, Mae Sue Meador. She is survived by two brothers, William Rogers Meador of Goochland, Va., and John Tinsley Meador and wife Pelea, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Beulah Baptist Church by the Rev. Austin Bennett. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be John Williams, Dolton Williams, Kelvin Williams and Alvin Wood.

Visitation will be held 6-7:30 this evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Eva Smith, 838 Happy Valley Road, Union, S.C. 29379
The family will be at home, 300 W. South St., Union, S.C. 29379 .

May 19, 2005

Billy (Bill) E. O’Dell

Mr. Billy Eugene O'Dell, 74, of 2248 Lockhart Hwy., Union, husband of Nancy Jolly O'Dell, died Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 2:25 a.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. O'Dell was born in Union on July 3, 1930, a son of the late Fred H. O'Dell, Sr. and Lenora Dotson O'Dell. He was a graduate of Union High School, Class of 1949, a member of the Union High School Hall of Fame and the S.C. Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame. He served as an SFC with the United States Army during the Korean War.

Mr. OD'ell was retired from the Union County Delinquent Tax Collectors Office after 17 years of service and was presently serving his 4th term on the Union County Council. Mr. O'Dell was a life-long member of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, where he served as a Trustee, Usher, General Officer of Sunday School, and had served on the Personal and Benevolence Committees, and was a member of Masonic Lodge #75.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Eugenia O'Dell Warren and husband Scott of Bradenton, Florida; a son, Ted O'Dell of Union; a granddaughter, Amanda O'Dell of Union; two brothers, Fred ODell and Jack O'Dell, both of Union. Mr. O'Dell was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters, Howard O'Dell, Cecil O'Dell, Clyde O'Dell, Ethel O. Kempel, and Doris O. Howell.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, with the Rev. Benny Green, Rev. Bobby Crocker and Rev. Robert Emory officiating. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Jay Allen, Barry O'Dell, Reece O'Dell, Mike O'Dell, Jim O'Dell, Ronnie O'Dell, John O'Dell, Phil Holden, and John Stevenson.

The following are asked to assemble at the church Saturday at 10:45 a.m. to form the honorary escort: Donnie Betenbaugh, members of the Union County Council, Tommy Knox, Boyd McAbee, Wayne Harmon, Bruce Morris, General Officers of the Sunday School, Herman Crocker, Jim Smith, Randy George, Colon Duckett, Bobby Vaughan, Eulius Gibson, Roger Wade, James Jolly, Sr. and Larry Moore.

The body will remain at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. and will be placed in church at 10:00 a.m. Saturday to await the hour of service.

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

The family is at the home, 2248 Lockhart Hwy., Union.

May 19, 2005

Mark Millwood
Davis Electrical employee


JONESVILLE — William Mark Millwood, 34, of 870 S. Jonesville Highway, Jonesville, husband of Melissa Hamby Millwood, died at his residence Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 9:20 p.m.

Mr. Millwood was born in Union on Sept. 16, 1970, a son of James Millwood Sr. of Buffalo and Nancy Worley Turner of Union. He was employed with Davis Electrical in Greenville and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are a daughter, Marissa Millwood of the home; two step-sons, Jay Hamby and Todd Hamby, both of Jonesville; a sister, Crystal Martin of Union; two brothers, Eddie Millwood of Buffalo and Tim Millwood of Jonesville; his maternal grandmother, Gwenell Worley of Union; his maternal grandfather, Roy Lee Worley of Georgia; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Millwood was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Eva and Bill Millwood.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Jerry Hargrove.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9. The family is at the home of his brother, Tim Millwood, 179 Tim Drive, Jonesville.

May 23, 2005

Alice B. Whitlock
Retired from United Merchants


Alice Brannon Whitlock, 87, of 816 Lovers Lane Road, Union, widow of Victor Franklin Whitlock, died at her home Sunday, May 22, 2005.

Mrs. Whitlock was born in Union on July 10, 1917, the daughter of the late Barnie B. Brannon and Iva Tucker Brannon. She was a member of Greater Union Church and was retired from United Merchants. Mrs. Whitlock was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Whitlock is survived by three daughters, Judy W. Quinn of the home, Karen W. Austin and husband Robert, Belinda (Monk) Mosley and husband Stanley, all of Union; two sons, Walter G. Whitlock and wife Robin of Union and Garvin F. Whitlock of Gray Court; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a special granddaughter, Kelly Dawn Horne and a special grandson, John David Horne.

Mrs. Whitlock was predeceased by four sisters, Eula B. Burris, Ruth B. Brock, Fannie B. Davis and Grace B. Wilburn; and seven brothers, Willie Brannon, Grady Brannon, William Charlie Brannon, Walter Lee Brannon, Paul Brannon, Roy E. Brannon and Barnie B. Brannon.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 23, 2005 at 3 p.m. in the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. John Cody and the Rev. Anthony Shetley. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were:John Horne, Dennis Quinn, Jimmy Vinson, Charles Davis, Ben Ivey and Clyde Jennings.

The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday and are at the home, 816 Lovers Lane Road, Union.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., 128 Medical Sciences Drive, Union, S.C. 29379.

May 25, 2005

David C. Peneguy
Professional bowler


David Charles Peneguy, 51, husband of Sarah Syrdal Peneguy, of 143 Wilson Road, Union, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after a sudden illness.

Mr. Peneguy was born in New Orleans, La., April 26, 1954, a son of Cynthia Hoffman Peneguy Couturier of New Orleans and the late Richard Peneguy. He was a professional bowler, a Senior PBA Tour member. He attended the University of New Orleans an was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother and stepfather John M. Couturier of New Orleans are a daughter, Amanda Lynn Ducote of New Orleans; two sons, David Charles Peneguy Jr. of Nashville, Tenn., and Christopher Neal Lattie of Lacombe, La.; a sister, Elizabeth Peneguy Green of New Orleans; three brothers, Richard Allen Peneguy Jr., of Houston, Texas, Mark Edward Peneguy of New Orleans and Christopher Thomas Peneguy of Boca Raton, Fla.., three grandchildren, Grace Elizabeth Peneguy of Nashville, Cody Michael Ducote and Madeline Grace Ducote, both of New Orleans.

Funeral services will be held in New Orleans over the weekend.

Memorials may be made to Wallace Thomson Hospital Healthcare Foundation, c/o Catherine Childers, P.O. Box 789, Union, S.C. 29379.

May 26, 2005

Rounette Chewning
Manning resident


MANNING — Rounette Virginia Chewning, 91, widow of Reginald “Bump” Chewning, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at her home in Manning.

Born Nov. 3, 1918, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Edward A. and Annie Thames McCabe. She was a member of Jordan United Methodist Church. Mrs. Chewning was a member of the Virginia Pride Garden Club, Alzheimer’s Support Group, and United Methodist Women.

Surviving are a daughter, Jarma Jean Hewitt of Manning; a daughter-in-law, Rose Chewning of Union; two grandsons, Kenneth Dickson Chewning of Franklin, W.Va. and Jonathan Graig Hewitt of Manning; five sisters, Edna Lowder of Manning, Erma Prescott of Sumter, Merceline Richburg of Moncks Corner, Deraldine Cooper of W. Columbia, Betty Roof of Sulfolk, Va; a sister-in-law, Jessie McCabe of Alcolu; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Reginald Claude Chewning and a grandson, Reggie Chewning; two sisters an four brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home in Manning with the Rev. Miriam Hadden and the Rev. Joe Poston officiating. Burial will follow in Jordan United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home and at other times at the residence, 6426 Hwy. 260, Manning.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 672, Union, S.C. 29379.

Stephens Funeral Home an Crematory of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

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

James W. Fowler
Retired from Uniblend Spinners


JONESVILLE — James William Fowler, 72, husband of Helen McBride Fowler of 141 Park Drive, Jonesville, died at his home, Wednesday, May 25, 2005, after an extended illness.

Mr. Fowler was born in Jonesville May 27, 1932, a son of the late Ernest S. and Bessie Dorman Fowler. He was retired from Uniblend Spinners and was a long time employee of J.P. Stevens Co. in Jonesville. Mr. Fowler was a former member of the S.C. National Guard, Jonesville Unit and former member of the S.C. National Guard Reserve. He was a member of Jonesville Baptist Church and the Happy Hearts of the church. Mr. Fowler was a very devoted NASCAR fan.

Mr. Fowler is the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving in addition to is wife are three daughters, Rhonda Herring and husband Daryl of Spartanburg, Andrea Smith and husband Eddie of Union and Billie Chavis of Jonesville; two granddaughters, Olivia Chavis of Jonesville and Hillary Smith of Union; a step-granddaughter, Christy Marshall of North Carolina and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Fowler was predeceased by two sisters, Evelyn Harris and Thelma Kendrick.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Jonesville Baptist Church by the Rev. Ralph Brown and the Rev. Calvin Smith.

Burial will be in the Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Darrell Kendrick, Ernest Millwood, Fred Faucett, Randy Fleming, Michael Fleming and Charles Whitehead.

The following are asked to assembly at the church Friday at 2:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort: Dwight Belue, Phillip Spencer, Shawn Gillespie, Buddy Vaughan, Derrell Eaves and Eric Eaves. Members of the Happy Hearts of Jonesville Baptist Church are asked to sit in a group.

The family will receive friends tonight at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel from 7 until 9 p.m. The body will be placed in church at 2 p.m. Friday to await the hour of service.

Memorials may be made to Jonesville Baptist Church, Vision Fund, 301 Church St., Jonesville, S.C. 29353 or to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 128 Medical Sciences Drive, Union, S.C. 29379.
The family is at the home, 141 Park Drive, Jonesville.

Betty G. Webber
Retired from J. P. Stevens


JONESVILLE — Betty Gregg Webber, 59, wife of Ronnie Fontaine Webber of 115 Maple Road, Jonesville, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness.

Mrs. Webber was born Dec. 29, 1945, a daughter of the late Frank and Millie Turner Gregg. She was retired from J.P. Stevens Co., Jonesville, and was of the Church of God faith.

Surviving in addition to her husband are daughter, Candie Webber of the home; a granddaughter, Shelly Ann-Marie Burgess of the home; three sisters, Hattie Addis and Nell Gregg, both of Jonesville, and Margaret Guyton of Gaffney; two brothers, Fred Gregg and Joe Gregg, both o Jonesville; a sister-in-law, Ada Gregg of Jonesville. Mrs. Webber was predeceased by a brother, Smoky Gregg.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Webber-Black Family Cemetery by the Rev. Alan West, the Rev. Jim Hager and the Rev. Roger Byrd.

Active pallbearers will be Larry Morris, Matt Addis, Brandon Harris, Sonny Webber, Donald Harris and Donnie Burgess.

Visitation will be Friday night at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel from 7 until 9.

Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box 352, Newberry, S.C. 29108-0352.

The family is at the home, 115 Maple Rd., Jonesville, S.C. 29353.

May 27, 2005

Winnie D. Candler
Retired from Milliken & Co.


LOCKHART — Winnie Shirley Davis Candler, 91, widow of Julius H. Candler, formerly of Lockhart, died Thursday, May 26, 2005 in White Oak Manor in Spartanburg.

Mrs. Candler was born in Converse on March 10, 1914, a daughter of the late E.P. Davis and Corrie Elizabeth Pryor Davis. She was a member of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church and was retired from Milliken & Co., Lockhart Plant.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are four sons, Denver Candler and wife Joyce, Howard Candler and wife Frances and Cecil Candler and wife Maxine, all of Union and Vester Candler and wife Ruth of Spartanburg; a daughter, Julia Candler Bobo and husband Jimmy of Spartanburg; 14 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three grandchildren, Mark Candler, Jimmy Donald Bobo and Joshua Michael Candler.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by he Rev. Joe Geddas and the Rev. Calvin Smith. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Joel Michael Candler, Jamie Bobo, Eddie Vess, Roger Bailey, Keith Candler and J.W. Bobo.

The following are asked to assembly at the funeral chapel Saturday at 10:45 a.m. to form the honorary escort: Joey Candler, George Candler, Terry Candler, David Kitchens, Brian Candler, Harold “Bud” Cookson and Curtis “Red” Walker Jr..

The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends at Union Memorial Gardens immediately following the services.

Memorials may be made to the Dependent Christian School, P.O. Box 934, Inman, S.C. 29349.

Betty B. Keasler
Retired nurse’s aide


Betty Mae Biggerstaff Keasler, 74, of 200 Wilbur St., Union, widow of John Whitney Keasler, died Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 9:51 p.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness.

Mrs. Keasler was born in Sulphur Springs, N.C., on May 9, 1931, a daughter of the late William Herbert Biggerstaff and Fannie Lee Hill Biggerstaff. She was a Baptist and was a retired nurse’s aide from Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Surviving are: a son, Gerald Keasler of the home; a brother, Calbert Biggerstaff of Fingerville, S.C.

Mrs. Keasler was predeceased by an infant son and two brothers, Frank Biggerstaff and Grover Biggerstaff.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Randy Smith.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Saturday night from 7 until 8. The family is at the home, 200 Wilbur St., Union.

May 28, 2005

Louise B. Eaves

WHITMIRE — Louise Bungarner Eaves, 82, of 371 Cotton Eaves Road, Whitmire, widow of Roy Edward Cotton” Eaves, died Friday morning in National Health Care in Laurens.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Eddie L. Grant
Retired commercial welder


GAFFNEY — Eddie Lane Grant, 49, of 2726 Union Highway, Gaffney, husband of Lea Ann Elliott Grant, died at his residence Thursday, May 26, 2005, at 9:25 p.m. after an extended illness.
Mr. Grant was born in Union on Dec. 5, 1955, a son of the late Teddie Roosevelt Grant and Elizabeth Conley Grant. He was a member of Lower Fairforest Baptist Church. Mr. Grant was a graduate of Woodruff High School and was a retired commercial welder.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Eddie Christopher Lane Grant of Athens, Ga.; a step-daughter, Hannah Elliott Lee of the home, and a sister, Rita Faye Grant, of Spartanburg.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lower Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Dwight Easler.

The family is at the home, 2726 Union Highway, Gaffney, and will receive friends immediately following the graveside services on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 104 Garner Rd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29303 or to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.

William S. Bowser Young
S.C. Dept. of Labor retiree


William Surratt “Bowser” Young, 75, husband of Dot Stepp Young of 134 Mt. Vernon Road, Union, died at his residence Friday, May 27, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. surrounded by his family.

Mr. Young was born in Union Sept. 21, 1929. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Bailey Young. Mr. Young was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was retired from the S.C. Dept. of Labor as a Wage Claim Investigator. Mr. Young was a 50-year member of the Union Masonic Lodge #75 and the Hejaz Shrine Temple. He was an avid fisherman and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a twin daughter and son, Sherry Young Hoffmann and husband Steve of Spartanburg and Terry E. Young and wife Jean of Union; a special brother, Ralph Young of Union; three grandchildren, Chad A. Silvers and wife Mia of Roebuck, Leslie Sykes and husband David of Lexington and Stewart W. Young of Union; and a great-grandchild, Wells Sykes of Lexington.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Roger Plemmons and cousins Bill and Jane Gallman.

Active pallbearers were Ken Peigler, Howard Wells, Paul Sanders, Eddie Harris, Todd Justice and Bill Moore.

The following formed the honorary escort John D. Long, Doyle Arthur, Fred Scott, Lewis Horne, Gene Wylie and Dennis Humphries.

The family received friends in the sanctuary of Tabernacle Baptist Church Sunday at 1 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Tabernacle Baptist Church Building Fund, 917 S. Pinckney St., Union, S.C. 29379.

Love is patient ...i t always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserves. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13: 4, 7-8 (NIV).

May 30, 2005

Melanie K. Farr
Respiratory therapist


Melanie King Farr, 37, of 100 Cedar St., Union, died at her residence Saturday morning, May 28, 2005.

Melanie was born in Union on Oct. 6, 1967, a daughter of Billie Ann Morgan King of the home and the late Rev. Donald C. King. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Melanie was a graduate of Union High School class of 1984, a graduate of Spartanburg Tec and a graduate of Southern California College of Respitaory Therapy. She was a respiratory therapist in the NICU of Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two daughters, Shanna Nicole “Nikki” McAbee and Alexis Danielle Farr, both of the home; two sisters, Laurie K. Haney of Union and Patti K. Combs of Charlotte; four nephews and a niece, Devin DeHart, Bryce DeHart, Dillon DeHart, Kanyon Combs and Kyla Combs.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Johnny Burgess. Burial will be in Whitmire Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Capt. Greg Pickens, Ken Peigler, Mike King, Devin DeHart, Bryce DeHart, Dillon DeHart and Tommy King.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 6 until 8:30 and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday to await the hour of service.

William R. Watts
World War II veteran


William Robert Watts, 83, of 106 Woodlawn Ave., Union, husband of Kathryn Ault Watts, died at his residence Friday evening, May 27, 2005.

Born in Andrews on Oct. 30, 1921, son of the late Eugene Agustus Watts and Effie Luttrell Watts; he was a member of Union First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Mr. Watts was a 1939 graduate of Union High School, a 1947 graduate of Carson-Newman College where he was captain of the football team. He received a Masters degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He retired from Union High School as a teacher, coach and principal. He was inducted into the Union High School Hall of Fame in 1998.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Judy Watts Breckenridge and husband, Rufus, of Greenville, Tenn.; two sons, William Robert Watts Jr., and wife, Kathy, of Clinton Township, Mich., and James Kenneth Watts and wife, Pam, of Purcellville, Va.; grandchildren, Suzanne Breckenridge, Audra Breckenridge, Caroline Breckenridge, Jena Breckenridge, Baker Watts, Ethan Watts, Abby Watts and Lauren Watts; a brother, Eugene Agustus Watts II of Southern Pines, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Watts was predeceased by a brother, Richard Roger Watts and a son, Charles David Watts. A memorial service was held at Union First Baptist Church, Monday, May 30, 2005, at 11 a.m. with visitation following at the church. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Union or The Salvation Army or Hospice. The family is at the home.

 

 



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