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May 2006

May 1, 2006

J. Harold Mills
Buffalo, SC

Mr. J. Harold Mills, age 67, husband of Annette Copeland Mills of 1218 Linersville Rd., Buffalo, SC died Monday, May 1, 2006 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center

Mr. Mills was born in Buffalo,SC March 23, 1939 the son of the late Clarence Dean Mills and Eva Harvey Moss and the stepson of the late Johnnie Earl Moss. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Westpoint Stevens Plant in Whitmire. Mr. Mills was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: two sons: Mark Mills and wife Stacy and granddaughter Beth Mills all of Buffalo, Dean Mills and wife Jennifer and grandson Logan Mills all of Buffalo, one niece and one nephew, and a sister in law, Thelma Mills of Gaffney.

Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, May 4, 2006 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Jerry Lawson and Capt. Gene Harrell. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers will be Terry Howell, Eddie Howell, Maxie Deaton, Charles Fisher, Mike Johnson and Dean Mills.

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

The family is at the home, 1218 Linersville Rd., Buffalo, SC. 29321.

May 2, 2006

Julian Harold Fowler
Union, SC

Mr. Julian Harold Fowler, age 61 of 1425 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC, widower of Mary Keith Gallman Fowler died Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at his home.

Mr. Fowler was born in Union, SC December 18, 1944 the son of Gene Brown Fowler of the home and the late Harold "C" Fowler. He was a graduate of Jonesville High School and Spartanburg Methodist College. Mr. Fowler was a former Fire Chief of Kelly Kelton Fire Department for 25 years, a past President of Jonesville Elementary PTO, past President of Jonesville Jaycees, past Chairman of Administrative Board at Jonesville United Methodist Church and a State Constable. He was employed as a Corporal with the S.C. State Transportation Police. Mr. Fowler was a member of Jonesville Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are: two daughters; Pamela Brown and husband Palmer of Gainesville, Fl and Taramaria Farr and husband Kevin of Jonesville, two sons; Dicky Fowler and wife Kaye and Hal Fowler and wife Bridget both of Jonesville, three grandchildren; Fowler Brown of Gainesville, Fla, Madison Fowler and Bobby Ce Fowler both of Jonesville.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. David Clyburn and Rev. Larry Hyder.

Active Pallbearers will be Norris Fowler, Jr, Terry Holmes, Jimmy Gallman, Jamie Gallman, Charles Bright, Mark Gallman, Dave Miland, Maxie Ponder, Robert Lawson and Ben Harrison. Members of the S.C. State Transportation Police are asked to serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 392 Pea Ridge Hwy., Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family will receive friends 6:00-9:00 PM Wednesday at the home 1425 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC 29379.

May 3, 2006

Doris Lawson Clavert
Pauline, SC

Mrs. Doris Lawson Calvert, age 76, wife of Rev. Dr. Carrol Calvert of 1820 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Pauline, SC died Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at her home after an extended illness.

Mrs. Calvert was born April 10, 1930 in Buffalo, SC, the daughter of the late Fletcher and Bessie Whitehead Lawson. She graduated from North Greenville College and Limestone College, she received Master Degrees from Converse College, Fayetteville State University, University of North Carolina and also studied at University of Minnesota , Clemson Unit and University of Mississippi. Mrs. Calvert was a retired school teacher having served in the Greenville, Spartanburg and Cumberland County North Carolina school systems. Mrs. Calvert was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. She was a gifted musician and a gifted artist.

Surviving in addition to her husband are: a daughter; Caron Calvert Clark and husband David of Spartanburg and one granddaughter, Weslie Clark of Spartanburg. Mrs. Calvert was predeceased by a sister, Clarese Morrow.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, May 5, 2006 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Dr. Randy Pettit and Rev. Melvin Shelton.

The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 PM Thursday night at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

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

The family is at the home, 1820 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Pauline, SC 29374.

May 5, 2006

John Franklin Prince
Whitmire, SC

Mr. John Franklin Prince, age 84, widower of Kathleen A. Prince, 0f 102 Union Street, Whitmire, SC died Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Dorn V.A. Medical Center in Columbia, SC.

Mr. Prince was born in Cross Anchor, SC April 13, 1922, the son of the late Samuel Frank and Minnie White Prince. He retired from the J.P. Stevens Whitmire Plant and was of the Baptist Faith. Mr. Prince was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II after which he served with the South Carolina National Guard, Whitmire Unit and was a member of the Whitmire American Legion. He was first married to the late Jeanette C. Prince.

Survivors are: a daughter; Harriett P. Owens of Union, a son; James E. Prince of Columbia, five sisters; Willie Mae Strickland, Lula Hamilton, Margie Felker, Frances Erskine all of Whitmire and Dot Stewart of Union, two brothers; David Prince and Tommy Prince both of Whitmire, two grandchildren; Jennifer Howell of Union and Stewart Prince of Columbia, two great-grandchildren; Amanda Beheler and Christopher Howell both of Union, a devoted nephew, Marvin Prince, Jr. of Whitmire and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Prince was predeceased by twin daughter and son; Janet Kay and Johnny Ray Prince, four sisters; Ethel Sligh, Helen Sinclair, Mildred Tankersley and Elenor Prince, three brothers; James, Marvin and Vernon Prince.

Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held 2:00 PM Monday, May 8, 2006 at Whimre Cemetery conducted by Rev. Scott Cobb.

Active Pallbearers will be members of the Whitmire American Legion.

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

Memorials may be made to the Whitmire Rescue Squad or the Whitmire Fire Department, 368 Duckett Avenue, Whitmire, SC 29178 or to Union County Disability & Special Needs, 226 S. Gadberry St., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her granddaughter, Jennifer Howell, 1437 Peach Orchard Rd., Union, SC 29379.

May 6, 2006

Floree Elizabeth Harris Thompson
Jonesville, SC

Mrs. Floree Elizabeth Harris Thompson, age 89, of Ellen Sager Nursing Home, formerly of Jonesville, SC died Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Thompson was the widow of Charlie Thompson.

Mrs. Thompson was born in Union County , SC, Sept. 26, 1916, a daughter of the late Dorsey

Harris and Ida Herring Harris. She was a graduate of Union High School, a member of Westside Baptist Church and was retired from Conso Products Co.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by a daughter, Reba T. Sumner of Jonesville, a step-daughter, Mildred Godfrey of Enoree, 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Michael Thompson, 3 step-daughters, Edith Wright, Thelma Manly, and Rebecca Ducote, a brother, Eldridge Harris, and 2 grandsons.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday, May 7, 2006 at the Holcombe Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Lawson. Burial will follow in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be: Perry Haney, Gene Ducote, Sam Fore, Wallace Tucker, Ricky Guy, Vic Taus and Michael Sumner.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home prior the service.

Memorials may be made to the Union County Council on Aging, 237 North Gadberry St. Union, SC 29379.

May 8, 2006

Gwenell I. Worley
Union

Mrs. Gwenell Ivester Worley, age 81, of 1300 S. Pinckney St., Union, died at her home, Sunday, May 7, 2006.

Mrs. Worley was born in Toccoa, GA, July 3, 1924, a daughter of the late Arthur L. Ivestor and Ethel Mae Holcomb Ivester. She was retired from Macke Vending Co. and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Mrs. Worley was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are a daughter Nancy W. Turner of the home, five half-sisters; Marvalea Cordell, Reba Ivester both of Toccoa, Ga, Buna Teate of Lavonia, Ga, Avalene Moody of Lula, Ga and Arvie Joan Clark of Toccoa, Ga, four grandchildren; Tim Millwood, Roger Worley, Jr., Kevin Worley and Crystal Haney, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Worley was predeceased by a son, Sam Roger Worley, Sr., one grandson, William Mark Millwood, Sr., one great-grandson, William Mark Millwood, Jr., a sister, Laverne Ivester, two brothers, Delyn Ivester and Marsh Ivester.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at Whitmire Cemetery conducted by Rev. Jerry Hargrove.

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

The family is at the home, 1300 S. Pinckney St., Apt. 216, Union, SC 29379.

Bernice L. Vanderford
Retired textile employee

Bernice L. Vanderford, 85, of 107 Froggy Lake Road, Union, died Saturday evening, May 6, 2006, at her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Vanderford was the widow of Walter “Snake” Vanderford.

Mrs. Vanderford was born in Lockhart, April 9, 1921, a daughter of the late Whit Gibson and Molly Ammons Gibson. She was a retired textile employee. Mrs. Vanderford was a member of the Lockhart Freewill Baptist Church and the Lockhart Senior Citizens.

Mrs. Vanderford is survived by four daughters and their husbands, Ann and John Patrick of Chester, Pat and Alvin Justus of Lockhart, Lanny and Bill Chappell of Forest City, N.C., and Beth and Dean Bevis of Union. She is also survived by a niece, Nancy Lawson of Lockhart and 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at the Lockhart Freewill Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Paul Childers and the Rev. Brad Goodale. Burial will follow in Lockhart Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons: Roger Patrick, Scott Patrick, Ricky Patrick, Steve Chappell, Josh Bevis and Ricky McCloud.

The following are asked to assemble at the church at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday to sit in a group: Lockhart Senior Citizens Group, the staff of Hospice Care of S.C., Union Unit, Della Moss and Annette Phillips.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8:30 at the funeral home.

The family is at the home of her daughter and son-inlaw, Beth and Dean Bevis, 107 Froggy Lake Road, Union, S. C. 29379.

Memorials may be made to the Lockhart Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 492, Lockhart, S.C. 29364.

May 13, 2006

Juanita Laws Wilkins
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Juanita Laws Wilkins, age 85, widow of George R. Wilkins, formerly of 202 Hart St., Union, died Friday, May 12, 2006 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Wilkins was born in Union, August 25, 1920, a daughter of the late James and Lula Rector Laws. She was a graduate of Union High School and Keller School of Cosmetology.

Mrs. Wilkins retired from Union County Public Schools as a teacher’s aid at Monarch Elementary. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter: Roberta (Beth) W. Seay of Union and Fiancee, Bud Broom; one son: Robert L. (Bob) Wilkins and his wife Brenda of Union; one sister: Myrtle Laws of the home; one granddaughter: Kelly Seay Crowe and husband, Rev. Samuel J. Crowe of Columbia; a niece reared in the home; Tousha V. Smith and son Dillon Smith of Union; and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 15, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Tabernacle Baptist Church by Rev. Roger Plemmons and Rev. Benny Green. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Marshall Bobo, Travis Bobo, Judd Seay, Jack Rector, Jerry Treadway, and Jimmy Rector.

The following are asked to assemble at the church at 1:45 Monday to form the honorary escort: Mr. & Mrs. Marion Fant, Mr. & Mrs. Hay F. Bradburn, Mr. Willard Hines, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Pridemore, Mr. & Mrs. Al Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Willard and Mr. Wilson Bates. The following are asked to sit in a group at the church, the Ethel Thompson Sunday school class of Tabernacle Baptist and the employees of Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

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

Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church Building Fund, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, SC 29379 or Mon Aetna Baptist Church Building Fund, 1431 Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC 29379 or to Hospice Care of SC, 128 Medical Science Dr., Union, SC, 29379.

The family is at the home, 202 Hart St., Union, SC, 29379.

John Pinckney Teague
Monroe, NC

Mr. John Pinckney Teague, age 67 of 1717 B Williams Rd., Monroe, NC, died Friday, May 12, 2006 at his home after a sudden illness.

Mr. Teague was born in the Monarch community of Union, April 1, 1939, a son of the late Elmer and Faye Phillips Teague. He was the owner of the Sign Repair Service in Monroe, NC. Mr. Teague was a 1957 graduate of Union High School and a was a member of the New Hope Methodist Church in Chester and former member of Mon Aetna Baptist in Union.

Surviving are a daughter: Helen Faye Abercrombie of Rock Hill; one son: John D. Teague of Chester; one granddaughter: Hannah Abercrombie of Rock Hill; two grandsons: Jay Teague and Zach Teague of Chester; five brothers: Phillip Hendrix of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., Braxton Earl Teague of Ormond Beach, FL, Kenneth L. Teague and Eric Dennis Teague both of Columbia, and Stanley B. Teague of Cross Hill, SC. Mr. Teague was predeceased by a brother: Carroll G. Teague.

A graveside memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, May 14, 2006 at Union Memorial Gardens by Rev. William Adams and Rev. Chris Snelgrove.

Memorial may be made to Mon Aetna Baptist Church, 1431 Lockhart Hwy, Union, SC 29379 or to New Hope Methodist Church, West Chester School Rd., Chester, SC 29706.

May 18, 2006

Otis S. "Monk" Bradburn, Sr.
Union, SC

Sunrise May 8, 1944 - Sunset May 17, 2006

Mr. Otis S. "Monk" Bradburn, Sr., age 62 was the husband of Judy West Bradburn of 215 Pineland Rd., Union, SC. Mr. Bradburn was born in Union, SC May 8, 1944, the son of the late George F. Bradburn and Obylee Davis Bradburn. He retired from Union Merchants - Buffalo Plant and attended Union Church of God.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: four daughters; Judith Susan Fleming of Union, Cindy B. Morris of Jonesville, Mary Beth B. Skaggs of Union and Katie Mae Bradburn of the home, one son, Otis "Bubba" Bradburn, Jr. of Union, two sisters, Linda Horne of Union and Debbie McFalls of N.C., five brothers; Everette Bradburn of Jonesville, James Floyd Bradburn of Union, Donald Lee Bradburn of N.C., James Franklin Bradburn of Shelby, NC and Marvin Bradburn of Jonesville, seven grandchildren; Jessica Morris, Jessica Bradburn, Kayla Roark, Nic Fleming, Heath Fleming, Austin Roark all of Union and Josh Morris of Jonesville and one great grandson, Andrew Fleming of Union. Mr. Bradburn was predeceased by a brother Jack Rufus "Jr" Bradburn and a sister, Virginia Owens.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, May 19, 2006 at Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Aubrey Calvert, Rev. Ryan Reed and Rev. Roger Byrd. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active Pallbearers will be Jeff Satterfield, Eric Morris, Jerry Lynn Knox, Steve Berry, Niel McKeown and Jason Bradburn. The following are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 PM to form the Honorary Escort, Davie Bradburn, Richard Bradburn and Robbie Wells.

The body will be taken to the home Thursday and will be placed in the church 2:00 PM Friday to await the hour of service.

The family is at the home 215 Pineland Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses of Wallace Thompson Hospital and Regency Hospital in Greenville, Dr. David Keith, Dr. Wilson Smith and staff and Palmetto Pulmonary.

May 19, 2006

Terri Faye Mitchell Chesnut
Buffalo, SC

Mrs. Terri Faye Mitchell Chesnut, age 57, wife of Richard "Dickie" Chesnut of 127 Fairforest Heights, Buffalo, SC died Thursday, May 18, 2006 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Chesnut was born in Union, SC June 19, 1948, the daughter of the late James Mitchell and Ellie Bobo Mitchell. She was formerly employed with Greenleaf and was a member of Covenant Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters; Melissa "Missey" McNeace and husband Jamie of Buffalo, Courtney Renee Chesnut of the home, two sons; Richard "Richie" Chesnut of the home and Michael "Mickey" Chesnut of Union, a sister; Marilyne Teague of Union, three granddaughters; Heather Chesnut of the home, Madison Chesnut and Macee Chesnut both of Buffalo, two grandsons; Kale Roberts and Kegan Roberts both of Jonesville, two great-grandchildren; Zane and Kylie Roberts and eight nieces and nephews. Mrs. Chesnut was predeceased by a sister and brother, Janice M. Perry and Michael Franklin "Mike" Mitchell.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Chris Carr and Rev. Rocky Parks. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active Pallbearers will be Gene Shetley, Toby Parker, Tracy Tucker, Joe Ed Littlejohn, Ernest Crocker and Clyde Scott, Jr.

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

The family is at the home, 127 Fairforest Heights, Buffalo, SC 29321.

May 20, 2006

Rachel Harris Roark
Union, SC

Mrs. Rachel Harris Roark, age 79 of 1134 Old Pump Station Rd., Union, SC, widow of Brady Roark died Friday, May 19, 2006 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mrs. Roark was born in Union, SC January 27, 1927, the daughter of the late James Wallace Harris and Nannie Mae Gault Harris. She was a graduate of Kelly Pinckney School, Spartanburg Methodist College and retired from United Merchants-Union Plant after 42 years of service. Mrs. Roark was a lifetime member of Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church where she received Mother of the Year Award on Mothers Day May 17, 2006 and was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class. She was a three time Cancer Survivor and a member of the Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church Relay for Life Team.

Survivors are: two sons; Dennis Roark and wife Trina of Jonesville and Keith Roark and wife Gerri of Union, a daughter; Cornelia Ford and husband Danny of Union, two sisters; Ada Adams and Dorothy Morris both of Union, two brothers; Manual Harris and Curtis Harris both of Union, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Roark was predeceased by two sisters and three brothers; Sarah Howell, Lillian Wix, Everette Harris, Frank Harris and Douglas Harris.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 21, 2006 at Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Keith Sweat and Rev. Larry Hyder. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Members of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class of Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church are asked to sit in a group.

The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 611, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 1134 Old Pump Station Rd., Union, SC 29379.

May 21, 2006

Harvey Pressley Nave
Union, SC

Mr. Harvey Pressley Nave, age 76, husband of Irene Estes Nave of Union, SC died Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness.

Mr. Nave was born in Morgan County, Alabama May 28, 1929 the son of the late Charles Holland Nave and Genner Owen Nave. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Nave retired from the City of Union Utilities Department and was a member of Philippi Baptist Church, the American Legion- Union Post 22 and Woodman of the World.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: a son; John Nave and wife Caroline of Greenwood, a daughter; Joy Smith and husband Jason of Union, one grandson; Ryder Smith, two brothers; Thomas Nave and wife Grace and Leldon Nave and wife Betty all of Union, two sisters; Virginia Callahan and husband Harold of Hartselle, Alabama and Norma Miley and husband David of Spartanburg. Mr. Nave was predeceased by three brother and two sisters; Edward Nave, Alvin Nave, Alvis Nave, Pauline Pickens and Margaret Blankenship.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, May 22, 2006 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale and Rev. Brandon Bailey. Burial will be in the Church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jackie Thompson, Keith Thompson, Mike Nave, Floyd Carter, Brad Thompson and Matthew Thompson. Members of Mr. Nave’s Sunday School Class of Philippi Baptist Church are asked to sit in a group.

Memorials may be made to the Philippi Baptist Church Building Fund, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC 29379 or to Meals on Wheels, % Monty Lancaster, Arthur State Bank, 100 East Main Street, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home.

James Franklin "Booby" Vaughan, Jr.
Union, SC

James Franklin “Booby” Vaughan Jr., 62, husband of Betty DeHart Vaughan of 207 Barron St., Union, died Saturday, May 20, 2006 at his home after a brief illness.

Mr. Vaughan was born in Union, July 13, 1943, a son of Fannie “Katie” Vaughan Vaughan and the late J. Franklin Vaughan Sr. He graduated Jonesville High School in the Class of 1961 and retired from Torrington Company after 37 years of service. He was a member of Brown’s Creek Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two stepdaughters, Katrina Hewitt and Tammy Hewitt, both of Union; a step-granddaughter, Megan H. Lee and husband Brooks of Jonesville; two sisters, Gail Gallman and husband Jimmy of Jonesville and Kim Greer and husband Jimmy of Union; a brother, Bruce Vaughan and wife Paulette of Union and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, May 23, 2006 at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. John Lee. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Brooks Lee, Jamie Gallman Steven Vaughan, Jimmy Johnson, Jimmy Wayne Gallman Jr., Thomas Bobo and David Cody.

Members of the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class of Brown’s Creek Baptist Church, Donnie Lunsford, James Inabinett and Hutch Hall were asked to assemble at the church Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort.

The family received friends from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2006, at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Brown’s Creek Baptist Church Family Life Center, 118 Brown’s Creek Church Road, Union, S.C. 29379.

The family is at the home, 207 Barron St., Union, S.C. 29379 and at the home of his mother, 700 Brown’s Creek Road, Union, S.C. 29379.

May 23, 2006

Oliver Ray Brown
Union, SC

Mr. Oliver Ray Brown, age 63 of 1530 Santuc Carlisle Hwy, Union, SC died Monday, May 22, 2006 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Brown was born in Lockhart, SC September 7, 1942 a son of Irene Melton Greer of the home and the late George Oliver Brown. Mr. Brown was retired from the U.S. Air Force having served in the Vietnam War. Following his retirement, he was independently employed in computer technical support and repair.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a stepson; Jimmy Brown of Foxfield, Co., two sisters; Iris Whisnant and Patricia Edmonds both of Union, three step-sisters; Joyce Smith, Frances Brown and Sandra Cain all of Union and two step-grandchildren.

Graveside services with Full Military Rites will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, May 25, 2006 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Guy Langston.

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

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

The family is at the home, 1530 Santuc Carlisle Hwy., Union, SC 29379.

Carolyn Maness Malmborg
Union, SC

Mrs. Carolyn Maness Malmborg, age 69, of 113 Baber Street, Union, SC, widow of Harold Ronald "Ronnie" Malmborg died Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mrs. Malmborg was born October 16, 1936 in Union, SC a daughter of Jeanette Baldwin Maness of Union and the late James Wilbur Maness. She was a graduate of Union High School and a member of Morningside Baptist Church. Mrs. Malmborg’s father, Wilbur Maness was a well-known barber on Union’s West Main Street. Following in his footsteps in 1963, Carolyn became the first female in South Carolina to be licensed as a barber. She owned and operated Carolyn’s Barber Shop for many years.

Surviving in addition to her mother are: two daughters; Linda T. Brame Gambrell of Union and Denise G Trammell of Nashville, Tn., a son; Terry Richard Trammell of Gaffney, a brother; James Donald Maness of Lockhart, a granddaughter; Angela G. Bailey of Clinton, two great-grandchildren; Amanda Culbertson of Union and James Dean Bailey of Cross Anchor and one great-great-grandson.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, May 26, 2006 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Eddie Saxon.

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

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

May 26, 2006

Christine Webber Childress
Formerly of Union

Mrs. Christine W. Childress, age 93, formerly of 119 Spruce Street, Union,SC, widow of Boyce Childress, died Friday, May 26, 2006 at Lexington Medical Extended Care.

Mrs. Childress was born in Sedalia, SC July 3, 1912 a daughter of the late Lowry Webber and Maggie Estes Webber. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Union, the Fidelis Sunday School Class and was a graduate of Robinson Business College. She retired as a secretary with Milliken & Company.

Survivors are one brother, Lewis W. Webber of Gilbert,SC and a number of nieces. Mrs. Childress was predeceased by a sister and brother; Myrtis Webber and Everette Morris Webber.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, May 28, 2006 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Robert Emory. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends 1:00-2:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Mary A. Holt
Joensville, SC

Mrs. Mary Atkinson Holt, age 79, widow of Jessie Brady "Buddy" Holt, of 313 B. St., Jonesville, died Friday, May 26, 2006 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Holt was born in Jonesville, Dec. 19, 1926, a daughter of the late Samuel and Bertha Harmon Atkinson. She was retired from Spartan Mills, Rosemont Plant and was formerly employed with J.P. Stevens in Jonesville. Mrs. Holt was a member of Jonesville Baptist Church and the Jane Koger Sunday school class.

Surviving are one daughter: Jerri Ann Palmer and husband, Sid of Jonesville; one son: Danny E. Holt and wife Karen of Jonesville; one granddaughter: Tonya Ingle and friend, Sam Kelly of Jonesville; one grandson: James Holt and wife Kim of Jonesville; two sisters: Nellie Brown and husband Harold of Inman and Evelyn Folsom Petty of Boiling Springs; 5 great-grandsons: Jacob and Jameson Holt, Michael and Cody Ingle and Gavin Kelly. Mrs. Holt was predeceased by two brothers: Charles Atkinson and James Atkinson.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, May 28, 2006 at the Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel by Rev. Ralph Brown. Burial will be in Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the service at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel on Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the Gibbs Cancer Center, 380 Serpentine Dr., Suite 200, Spartanburg, SC, 29303.

The family is at the home, 313 B. St. Jonesville, SC, 29353.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to Dr. Ronald Littlefield and staff, to Dr. James Bearden and staff of Hospice.

May 27, 2006

Albert W. Wilson, Jr.
Union, S.C.

Mr. Albert Wallace Wilson, Jr., age 75, husband of Peggy Kirby Wilson, of 324 Brown’s Creek Church Rd., Union, died Thursday, May 25, 2006 at his home after a sudden illness.

Mr. Wilson was born in Union, May 12, 1931, a son of the late Albert Wallace Wilson, Sr. and Sarah Koon Wilson. He was retired from Milliken Co., Gaffney Manufacturing and was a veteran of the US Army. Mr. Wilson was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter: Phyllis Glenn and husband, Kevin of Irmo; one son: Lynn Wilson and wife Beth of Seneca; three sisters: Elizabeth Bobo and Ann Crawford both of Union and Edith Faucette of Aiken; three bothers: Evans Wilson of Union, George Wilson of St. Matthews and Charles Wilson of Greenwood; 5 grandchildren: Hayden Wilson, Sarah Beth Wilson, Jennifer Black, Amy Black and Ashlyn Glenn. Mr. Wilson was predeceased by one sister, Jane Bobo and two bothers, Sam Wilson and Ernest Wilson.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church by Rev. Benny Green. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

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

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

The family is at their respective homes.

May 29, 2006

Robert Nickolas Harris
Union, S.C.

Mr. Robert Nickolas "Nick" Harris, age 93, widower of Irene Sanders Harris of 147 Pineview Rd., Union, died Monday, May 29, 2006 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Harris was born in Union, May 29, 1913, a son of the late Samuel Jackson Harris and Belle Palmer Harris. He was retired from United Merchant and Manufacturing, Union Plant and was a member of Woodmen of the World. Mr. Harris was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Men’s Club.

Surviving are one daughter: Polly Perry of Union; two sons: Rev. Carl N. Harris and wife Shirley of Loris, SC and Robert L. Bentley of Blackstock; five sisters: Annie Lou Litchfield, Stella Litchfield and Easter Walton all of Charleston, Ruth Corn and husband James of Winston Salem, NC and Joyce Harris and husband Angelo of Mobil, AL; one brother: S.J. "Sam" Harris of Union; 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Harris was predeceased by three brothers: Fred Harris, Roy Harris and Hamlet Harris.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church by Rev. Keith Sweatt and Rev. Larry Hyder. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Harris’ grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.

Mr. Harris’ Sunday School Class of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and staff of Hospice Care of S.C., Union Unit are all asked to sit in a group.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Van Fund, 1622 Kelly Rd., Union, SC, 29379 or to Hospice Care of SC, Union Unit, 128 Medical Science Dr., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 147 Pineview Rd., Union, SC, 29379.

May 30, 2006

Sandra Faye Barber Davis
Union, SC

Mrs. Sandra Faye Barber Davis, age 60, wife of Paul F. Davis of 113 Second Avenue, Union, SC

died Monday, May 29, 2006 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness.

Mrs. Davis was born in Union, SC August 18, 1945, a daughter of the late Glenn David and Rachel Sumner Barber. She was formerly employed with United Merchants and Conso Products.

Surviving in addition to her husband are: four sons; Frankie Davis and wife Norma of Union, James "Pete" Davis and wife Donna of Cowpens, Eddie "Dean" Davis and friend Matthew of Nashville, Tn and Darryl Ray Davis and wife Marie of Union, a daughter; Paula Gilkison and husband Joey of Union, two sisters; Mary Hyder and Linda Gregory both of Union, two brothers; Herbert Barber and Wayne Barber both of Union, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren. Mrs. Davis was predeceased by three brothers; Donald Barber, Arthur Barber and Harold Barber.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M. Thursday, June 1, 2006 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Walter Parham, Rev. Karl Mosier and Rev. Kenny Weaver. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active Pallbearers will be Jeff Bates, Mike Turner, Bill Phillips, Perry Barber, Dean Thompson, Mickey Fleming, Robbie Gregory and James Bramlett.

Memorials may be made to the Clifton Church of God Building Fund, 150 Dan River Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307.

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

The family is at the home, 113 Second Avenue, Union, SC 29379.

Douglas S. Sheorn

Mr. Douglas Smith Sheorn, age 45, of Washington DC, died Sunday, May 28, 2006 at the National Institutes of Health after a long illness from complications of a rare condition, Epstien-Barr, lymphoproliferative disorder.

Mr. Sheorn was born in Union, SC, April 29, 1961 a son of Margaret Smith "Tuttie" Sheorn of Union and the late Wiley "Buddy" Sheorn, Jr. He was a 1979 graduate of Union High School and 1984 graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Art degree in English. Since 1999, he had served as Executive Resources Manager for the Executive Office of the United States Attorneys at the Department of Justice. From 1997 to 1999, Doug was Director of Scheduling for Secretaries of Energy, Federico Pina and Bill Richardson. From 1993 to 1997, he worked in the White House in the Office of Presidential Personnel as the Director of Information Systems. Prior to his work in the Federal Government, Doug was the convention services coordinator, concierge, and newsletter editor at the Woodward and Lothrop’s flagship store in Washington, DC. He was Assistant Director and Acting Director of the Professional Services Center at the American Institute of Architects and served as a editor and writer at the Washington Service Bureau, International City Management Association, and the National League of Cities.

He was a supporter of many charitable organization including Food and Friends. In the 1980's, he served as a volunteer at the Whitman-Walker Clinic.

Surviving in addition to his mother, "Tuttie" Sheorn of Union, are a brother: Wiley "Trip" Sheorn, III and wife Betsy of Union; a sister: Susan Sheorn Patrylick and husband Jerry of Durham, NC; a nephew: Drew Sheorn and four nieces: Caroline Sheorn, Megan, Amy, and Taylor Patrylick; and a special friend: Bernie Delia of Washington, DC.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Grace United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Gary Byrd. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Washington, DC.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St., Union, SC, 29379 or to Food and Friends, 219 Riggs Rd. NE, Washington, DC, 20011 or to Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW, Washington, DC, 20011.

Henry L. McKinney Jr.
Former campground owner

CROSS HILL — Henry League “Mac” McKinney Jr. 58, 560 Cane Creek Camp Road, husband of Rita Goodman McKinney, died May 29, 2006 at his home.

Born in Greenville County, Feb. 27, 1948, he was a son of Henry L. McKinney Sr. and the late Annie Mae Beeks McKinney. He was a graduate of Hillcrest High School in Greenville and attended the Baptist College of Charleston. Mr. McKinney formerly owned and operated Cane Creek Campground and Marine. He was a member of the Cross Hill Volunteer Fire Department and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife of the home and his father of Union, are a son, Henry L. “Mackie” McKinney III of Greenwood and a daughter, Angela B. Davis of Ninety Six; his step-mother, Jo Anne Lawson McKinney of Union and two grandsons, David Blake Allen and William Brooks Allen.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with the Rev. Richard Saxon Jr. and the Rev. Don Talley officiating.

Burial will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be: Blake Allen, Brooks Allen, John Eric Frank, Shane Goodman, Scott Goodman, Lindsey Cole, Floyd Moore Jr. and Vance Baldwin.

Honorary escort will be Maxie Putman, Bobby Putman, Wayne Avant and Steve Gay.

The family is at the home on Cane Creek Camp Road and will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 9 Wednesday evening.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, S.C. 29646.

For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhom.com.

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

 

 



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