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May 2009

May 30, 2009

Leldon Nave
Union, SC

Mr. Leldon Nave, age 72, formerly of 222 S. Boyce St .Union, husband of Betty Smith Nave died Friday, May 29, 2009 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mr. Nave was born in Alabama, a son of the late Charles Nave and Genner B. Owens Nave.

He was formerly employed by Garner Oil Company and was a member of the Union Church of God where he served as an Elder was a Life Builder Member.

Mr. Nave was first married to the late Rosa Lee Nave.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Rhonda N. Duncan and husband Eddie,of Union; a son Clevie Nave and wife Pam of Prosperity, SC; 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Norma N. Miley of Spartanburg, SC and Virginia N. Callihan of Alabama. He was pre-deceased by 3 brothers; Ed Nave, Harvey Nave, and Tom Nave.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, June 1, 2009 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Ben Hill.

The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.

The family is at their respective homes.

Thelma Morris Ivey
Union, SC

Mrs. Thelma Morris Ivey, of 620 Brown’s Creek Church Rd., widow of Emmett Byrd Ivey, Sr., went home to be with the Lord, Friday May 29, 2009 at her home.

Mrs Ivey was born in Union, July 26, 1917 a daughter of the late Monroe Morris and Lillian Harris. She was a graduate of Kelly-Pinckney High School and was a homemaker. Mrs Ivey was a member of Brown’s Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are 2 daughters Thessis I. Tollison and Nancy I. Stepp; 2 sons, Johnny W. Ivey and wife Sandi and Byrd Ivey, Jr. and wife Donna, all of Union; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs Ivey was pre-deceased by 1 sister, 5 brothers and 1 son-in-law, Charles Tollison. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by Rev. John Lee and Rev. Billy Cathcart. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active paulbearers will be Petey Ivey, Terry Vinson, Steve Walton, Claudie Williams, Wayne Vinson, and Ronnie Ivey.

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

Memorial may be made to the Family Life Center, Browns Creek Baptist Church, 118 Brown’s Creek Church Rd. Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home 620 Brown’s Creek Church Rd., Union, SC.

May 29, 2009

Lovely W. Clendenin
Buffalo, S.C

Mrs. Lovely E. Wallen Clendenin age 81 of 451 Riley Rd., Buffalo, wife of 60 years to the late Ronald George Clendenin, went home to be with the Lord on May 29, 2009 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Clendenin was born in Scott Co., VA, May 6, 1928 a daughter of the late James and Ollie Bishop Wallen. She was retired from Enoree Mill and had also worked for United Merchants, Buffalo Plant. Mrs. Clendenin was a loving mother, Mamaw, sister and aunt.

Surviving are a son: Ronald Lynn Clendenin; four grandchildren: Jennie Clendenin, Logan Clendenin, Casey Clendenin and Mitchell Clendenin all of Buffalo; three sisters: Bonnie Pepper and Laura Qualls both of Kingsport TN and Lucy Stacy of Blountville, TN; two brothers: Bill Wallen of Clinchport, TN and Radford Wallen of Gate City, VA; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Clendenin was predeceased by sisters: Lina McDavid and Maddie Deboard and and infant sister: Minnie Wallen and brothers: William Wallen, Harm Wallen and Elbert Wallen.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Monday, June 1, 2009 at New Hope Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Johnny Burgess. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Scott Qualls, Kemp Qualls, Jesse Carter, Vick Elliott, Cody Hearn, Paul Murray, Ritchie Starnes and Dennis Willard.

Deacons of New Hope Baptist Church are asked to serve as honorary pallearers and members of the Adult Sunday School Class are asked to sit in a group.

Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 PM at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 308 Linersville Rd., Buffalo, SC, 29321.

The family is at the home, 451 Riley Rd., Buffalo, SC, 29321.

Roy Thomas Adams
Jonesville, SC

Mr. Roy Thomas Adams, age 69, husband of Sara "Chunk" Horne Adams of 325 Bobby Faucett Rd., Jonesville, SC went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 29, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC.

Mr. Adams was born in Union, SC May 31, 1939, a son of the late Hoyle Adams and Maude Gregory Adams Horne. He was a former truck driver with Milliken & Company for thirty-two years. Mr. Adams was a lifetime member of Fairforest Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, a Sunday School Teacher and a faithful choir member. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters: Dora Fowler and fiancé Ted Palka of Jonesville, Tammy Pridemore and husband Ricky of Union and Ann Faucett and husband Robbie of Spartanburg; seven grandchildren: Nicole Tyler and husband TJ of Union, Timothy Adams, reared in the home, Megan Pridemore, Claire Pridemore, Madison Grace Faucett, Sara Caroline Faucett and Adams Robert Faucett; one great-grandchild, Madelyn Kate Tyler; a brother, James Adams of Union; a sister, Joyce Gault and husband Toney of Jonesville and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Adams was predeceased by a step-father, Jimbo Horne.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Fairforest Baptist church conducted by Dr. Aulbrey Calvert and Rev. Robert Patterson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be John Horne, Rod Horne, Victor Eugene Horne, Jr, Dennis Burnett, Andy Gault and Shannon Gault.

The past and present deacons of Fairforest Baptist Church and the truck drivers and associates of Milliken & Company are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday evening at the Fairforest Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Fairforest Baptist Church Piano Fund or the Relay for Life Team, 1917 Jonesville Hwy, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 325 Bobby Faucett Rd., Jonesville, SC 29353.

Susan Marie Day Koon
Jonesville, SC

Mrs. Susan Marie Day Koon, age 53, wife of Edward M. Koon of 170 Proctor Rd., Jonesville, SC passed away Friday, May 29, 2009 at Regional Hospice Home, Spartanburg.

Mrs. Koon was born in Mobile, AL June 16, 1955, a daughter of Autharene N. Day of Mobile, AL and the late J.B. Day. She was formerly employed with W.N. Kirkland Plumbing in Spartanburg.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are two daughters: Andrea S. Pitts and husband Brad and Samantha Jean Baker; a sister, Tammy Jean Smith and husband Steve; a brother, Jay Anthony "Andy" Day all of Mobile, AL; two nephews, Alex and Zachary and a step-daughter, Wanda J. Forster and husband Ottie of Gaffney.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, June 1, 2009 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. James Childers.

Active pallbearers will be Scotty Koon, Michael Koon, Kenneth Koon, Ottie Forster, Frankie Koon and Alonzo Brannon.

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

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

May 28, 2009

Regina Inman England
Union, SC

Mrs. Regina Inman England, age 36, wife of Jamison England of 138 England Drive, Union, SC passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at her home after an extended illness.

Mrs. England was born in Fayetteville, NC, May 16, 1973, a daughter of Torance and Bernice Burgess Inman of Union. She was a 1991 graduate of Union High School and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker who was involved in the lives of her daughters.

Surviving in addition to her parents and husband are three daughters: Christen Elizabeth England, Savannah Hope England and Caroline Jamison Rae England; two sisters: Angela Inman and Amanda Inman Gallman and husband Jeremy; father and mother-in-law, Arnold and Catherine Kelley England; paternal grandparents: James and Beuna Inman; maternal grandmother, Betty Burgess; brother-in-law Bronson England and wife Wendy all of Union; sister-in-law, Gale Brown and husband Michael; brother-in-law Arnold R. England, Jr and wife Pat all of Seymore, TN; special aunt and uncle, Louise and Jack Garner of Union and several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Herb Garrett and Rev. Tommy McManus. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Jeremy Gallman, Bronson England, Arnold R. England, Jr, Michael Brown, Troy Knox and Jack Turner Garner.

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

The family is at the home of her parents, Torance and Bernice Inman, 106 Fant Lane, Union.

May 26, 2009

Debra Hyatt
Buffalo, SC

Ms. Debra Hyatt, age 54, of 1006 Linersville Rd., Buffalo, SC died Monday, May 25, 2009 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a prolonged illness.

Ms. Hyatt was born in Union, SC, December 17, 1954, a daughter of the late George Wallace Hyatt and Virginia O’Shields Hyatt. She was a graduate of Union High School and was employed with Timken & Co. Ms. Hyatt was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Jason Hyatt and wife Amber of Buffalo; two brothers: Bobby Hyatt and wife Becky of Buffalo and David Hyatt and wife Terri of Charleston; two aunts: Mary Nell Baldwin of Buffalo and Anna Lee Dunaway of Enoree; two grandchildren: Cassidy Hyatt and Jadon Hyatt and a special friend, Eddie Sweezy. Ms. Hyatt was predeceased by two brothers, Billy and George Hyatt.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Gideon Long.

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

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

The family is at the home of her brother, Bobby and Becky Hyatt, 128 Duncan Avenue, Buffalo.

May 25, 2009

Judith Brackins
Formerly of Union

Mrs. Judith "Judy" Thompson Brackins, age 69 of 4532 Roundup Drive, Polk City, FL, formerly of Union, died Saturday, May 23, 2009 at her home. Mrs. Brackins was the widow of Benjiman Dale Brackins.

Mrs. Brackins was born in Union, April 29, 1940, a daughter of the late Edgar Earl Thompson and Pearl Sumner Thompson. She was also predeceased by her son, Jerry Dale Brackins and three brothers, Ted, Jerry and Carroll Thompson. She was homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are a daughter, Renea Fulcher and husband Wayne of Polk City, FL; a sister, Yvonne Thompson of Union; a grandson, Robert Fulcher and wife Mindy; a great-grandson, Landon Fulcher all of Norfolk, VA and a sister-in-law, Elaine Thompson of Union.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at the SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Randy Smith. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held 7:00-9:00 PM Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.

May 23, 2009

Lillian Bolton Vanderford
Union, SC

Mrs. Lillian Bolton Vanderford, age 66, wife of Lawrence "Monk" Vanderford, of 4204 Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Systems.

Mrs. Vanderford was born in Union, SC, June 21, 1942, a daughter of the late Ralph Emerson Bolton and Nannie Mae Roark Bolton. She was a member of Philippi Baptist Church where she taught the Women’s 4 Sunday School Class and other various classes through the years; was active in the AWANA Program and the Faith Program. Mrs. Vanderford was a dedicated Christian who loved the Lord Jesus Christ, her family and friends.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters: Tammy Harris Childers and husband Brian of Blacksburg and Kim Reardon and husband Keith of Union; two grandchildren: Kira Reardon of Union and Samuel James Pierce and wife Erin of Ft. Drum, NY; sisters and brothers: Lois Horne of Cross Hill, Cora Burgess of Arizona, Ann Burgess of Cross Keys, R.E. Bolton of West Springs and Frank Bolton of Greenwood. Mrs. Vanderford was predeceased by a sister Juanita Bolton.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale and Rev. Tim Huckaby. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held 6:30-8:00 PM Monday, May 25, 2009 at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.

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

The family is at the home, 4204 Lockhart Hwy., Union.

May 21, 2009

Steven O. Summer
Buffalo, SC

Mr. Steven O. Summer, age 56, husband of Dianne Longshore Summer of 174 Summer Valley Rd., Buffalo, SC died Wednesday, May 21, 2009 at Oakmont of Union.

Mr. Summer was born in Union, SC, October 6, 1952, a son of Charles and Norma McLaughlin Summer of Buffalo. He was a 1970 graduate of Union High School and had attended Spartanburg Technical College. Mr. Summer was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Vietnam War and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a loving and giving man to his family, friends and to all he met. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are three children: Cintra Conner of Whitmire, Charlene and Chucky Tankersley of Pauline and David and Teresa Widener of Jonesville; a sister, Dianne Anthony; a brother, Dale Summer both of Buffalo; eight grandchildren: Justin Widener of Jonesville, Jan Widener and companion Josh Chapman, Lester Conner all of Buffalo, Becky Conner and companion Daniel Bodie; Leahanne Widener, Harley Conner and wife Chrystal all of Whitmire and Jessie Tankersley of Greer; seven great-grandchildren; a niece, Christy Casey and husband Chris; two nephews: Dee Anthony and wife Beth and Billy Anthony and wife Lona; five great- nephews; three great-nieces; aunts and uncles: Margie, Gearline and Frank Summer, Brooks Varner and husband John all of Buffalo and Beth Strait and husband Robert of Jonesville and a mother-in-law, Nancy Longshore of Clinton. Mr. Summer was predeceased by a grandchild, Casey Conner.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, May 23, 2009 at the SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Ricky Cook. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Barry Skinner, Shane Drew, Dee Anthony, Billy Anthony, Chris Casey and Robert Strait.

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

Memorials may be made to Steven O. Summer Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of his son, David and Teresa Widener, 187 Proctor Rd., Jonesville and also at the home of his parents, Charles and Norma Summer, 2383 Buffalo West Springs Hwy, Buffalo.

May 20, 2009

Amos "Pee-Wee" Sanford
Union, SC

Mr. Amos E. "Pee-Wee" Sanford, age 91, husband of Helen Morris Sanford of 105 N. Boyce Street, Union, SC died Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Sanford was born in Waynesville, NC, March 9, 1918, a son of the late Vinson M. Sanford and Fannie Woody Sanford. He retired from United Merchants-Buffalo Plant and was a member of Union Church of God. Mr. Sanford was first married to the late Geneal Lawson Sanford.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Stella Maness and husband Jimmy of Buffalo and Linda Treadway and husband Jerry of Union; two step-sons: Harold Beard and wife Fran of North Carolina and Donald Beard and wife Dianne of Union; a step-daughter, Cora Revis of Union; a sister, Darleen Roberts of Buffalo; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Mr. Sanford was predeceased by a sister, Vera Medford.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Friday, May 22, 2009 at Union Church of God conducted by Rev. Alton Stone. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Gregg Maness, Ray Treadway, Brian Treadway, Daniel Nix, Matthew Nix, Bobby Davis and Doug Dochterman. The following are asked to sit in a group: Dean Gallman, Will Cogdill, Ken Holcombe and members of the Men’s Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to Union Church of God Building Fund, 1113 Thompson Blvd., Union, SC 29379.

Visitation will be held 2:30-4:00 PM Friday in the church prior to the service.

The family is at the home of his daughter, Stella and Jimmy Maness, 159 Forest Meadow Avenue, Buffalo, SC 29321.

Allene Mitchell Henderson
Union, SC

Mrs. Allene Mitchell Henderson, age 80 of 142 Old English Rd., Union, SC died Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at Wallace Thomson Hospital. She was the wife of fifty-three years of the late Otis Henderson.

Mrs. Henderson was born in Union, SC, October 5, 1928, a daughter of the late John "Will" Mitchell and Dora Duckett Mitchell. She was a retired textile worker and was a member of Union Church of Christ. Mrs. Henderson was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are two daughters: Terrie Montgomery and husband Harold and Cathy Bailey and husband Eddie all of Union; a grandson, John Montgomery; special friend and caregiver, Chyrstal Gist and two God-children, Stephen Brady and Cheyenne Gist all of Union. Mrs. Henderson was predeceased by a sister, Ophelia Adams and a brother, C.D. Mitchell.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, May 22, 2009 at Union Church of Christ conducted by Minister Richard Carlson. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Terry Hale, Clarence Sanders, Barry Ham, Brian Stalnaker, Jeff Gist and Kenny Thompson. The elders and deacons of Union Church of Christ are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 PM Friday to form the honorary escort.

Visitation will be held 7:00-9:00 PM Thursday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to COPD Research, Union Pharmaceutical Research, 1005 Thompson Blvd., Union, SC 29379 or to the Union County Humane Society, 218 Pinckney Street, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 142 Old English Rd., Union.

Kenneth "Kenny" Roberts
Union, SC

Mr. Kenneth "Kenny" Harold Roberts, age 44, husband of Lillie Blalock Roberts of 2173 Jonesville Hwy., Union, SC died suddenly Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at his home.

Mr. Roberts was born in Union, SC, February 28, 1965, a son of Frank L. "Buddy" Roberts of Jonesville and the late Georgia Faucette Roberts. He was owner and operator of Kenny’s Auto Service.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Summer Mackenzie Roberts and a son Kenneth Harold Roberts, Jr both of the home, two daughters, Hannah Lee Cutshaw of Jonesville and Kimberly "Tottie" Groves of Buffalo; a sister, Cindy Roberts and fiancee Jimmy Smith; a brother, Ricky Roberts and wife Scarlett all of Jonesville and a mother-in-law, Mary Blalock of Cowpens.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, May 22, 2009 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Randy Smith. Burial will be in Jonesville Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Kendall Austin, David Hart, John Young, Jonathan Johnson, Sammy Walker and Randy McAbee. The following are asked to assemble at the chapel at 12:45 PM to form the honorary escort: Steve Bogan, Chris Dill, Jimmy Smith, Donnie Mitchell and Charlie Childers.

Visitation will be held 7:00-9:00 PM Thursday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home, 2173 Jonesville Hwy., Union, SC 29379.

May 19, 2009

Robert "Bud" Jourdin
Pacolet, SC

Mr. Robert "Bud" Jourdin, age 73 of 852 Quarter Round Rd., Pacolet, SC, formerly of 110 Aspen Street, Pacolet died Monday, May 18, 2009.

Mr. Jourdin was born in Quebec, Canada, November 4, 1935, a son of the late Joseph Hector Jourdin and Eleanor Weir Jourdin. He was a self-employed professional car restorer and a Mason with Masonic Lodge #228 Trough Shoals in Pacolet. Mr. Jourdin was a Veteran of the Canadian Army and was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are three daughters: Rhonda Kennedy, Cathy Saulter both of West Palm Beach, FL and Bonnie High; a son, Robert High both of Ontario, Canada; two sisters: Joyce Stoughton of Canada and Doris Crawford of New York; a brother, Jimmy High of Canada; four grandchildren: Derryck Saulter, Kiaria Saulter both of West Palm Beach, FL, Zachary Vacanti of New York and Zane Vacanti of Tampa, FL; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Joann Spencer of Pacolet, Jean Richter of Spartanburg and Bobby and Joan Wilkins of Pacolet Mills and many more special friends.

A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 PM Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel conducted by Rev. Dennis Tessnier.

Visitation will be held 3:00-4:00 PM Thursday in the chapel prior to the service.

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

The family is at the home of Bobby and Joan Wilkins, 1265 Cleveland Street, Pacolet Mills, SC.

May 18, 2009

Jonathan Howard
Spartanburg, SC

Mr. Jonathan Howard, 26, died Saturday, May 16, 2009. Born August 23, 1982, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of Carl and Beverly Lowery Howard of Spartanburg.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers: Chris (Tanya) Howard and Nicholas Howard of Spartanburg and a sister Natalie Corbell of Taylors.

Services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel with burial in Jonesville Memorial Gardens.

Yvonne Hodge Farr
Jonesville, SC

Mrs. Yvonne Hodge Farr, age 84, of 731 Lakeside Drive, Union, SC, formerly of 128 Park Drive, Jonesville, widow of Chester "Buck" Farr, died Monday, May 18, 2009.

Mrs. Farr was born in Cherokee County, SC, August 26, 1924, a daughter of the late Dewey Hodge and Carrie Ivey Hodge. She was a graduate of Jonesville High School and retired from Conso Products. Mrs. Farr was a faithful member of Gilead Baptist Church and was active as long as her health permitted. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving are a son, Jerry Farr and wife Sue; a grandson, Jeremy Farr; a niece, Judy Graham and husband Gerald, with whom she made her home, and a great-nephew, Jeffery Culberson and special friend Jennifer Faulks all of Union.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Dr. Lawton Neely.

Visitation will be held in the church immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to Gilead Baptist Church, P.O. Box 38, Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family is at the home of her niece, Judy and Gerald Graham, 731 Lakeside Drive, Union.

May 14, 2009

Lofton "Pete" Ivey
Union, SC

Mr. Lofton Andrew "Pete" Ivey, age 83, husband of Frankie Earls Ivey of 668 Peach Orchard Rd., Union, SC died Thursday, May 14, 2009 at Regional Hospice Home, Spartanburg.

Mr. Ivey was born in Union, SC, December 30, 1925, a son of the late Vernon Ivey and Lillie Harris . He was a residential Building Contractor for over fifty years; owner of Ivey Construction Company, Inc.; Ivey Realty and was a former member of the SC Home Builders Association. Mr. Ivey was a Veteran of the US Army having served in World War II; a member of Brown’s Creek Baptist Church and an avid Coon Hunter for many years. Mr. Ivey was inducted into the SC Hall of Fame in 2003 by the SCSCHA. He touched the lives of many young men with his love for the sport.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Lofton A. "Petey" Ivey, Jr and wife Jeri of Union; a step-daughter, Sheri Todd and husband David of Fletcher, NC; two step-sons: Billy Blackwood and fiancee Diane Sherbert of Pauline and Terry Blackwood of Union; a sister, Thema "Coot" Ivey of Union; a son-in-law, Bill Prince of Union, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Ivey was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Ivey Prince; a sister, Ella Mae McAbee; four brothers: JM Morris, Bill Morris, Frank Vaughan and C. Vaughan.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Robert Branch and Bishop Joseph Larsen. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held 2:30-4:00 PM Saturday in the chapel prior to the service.

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

The family is at the home, 668 Peach Orchard Rd., Union, SC 29379.

Clarence Grady Thompson
Whitmire, SC

Mr. Clarence Grady Thompson, age 75 of 97 Subertown Rd., Apt. G23, Whitmire, SC, widow of Pauline Thompson, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at his home after a sudden illness.

Mr. Thompson was born in Laurens County, SC March 21, 1934, a son of the late James Willie Thompson and Emma Malone Thompson. He retired from Mt. Bethel Logging in Newberry and was a former member of the South Carolina National Guard - Whitmire Unit.

Surviving are a daughter, Renee T. Coats of Waterloo; two sons: Randy Thompson and Rickey Thompson both of Whtimre; a step-daughter, Lois Ann McCaulley of Newberry; a brother, James Thompson of Kingstree; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, May 18, 2009 at the Whitmire Cemetery conducted by Rev. Steve Young.

The family is at the home, 97 Subertown Rd., Apt. G23, Whitmire where they will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday evening.

Memorials may be made to Whitmire Rescue Squad, 192 Gillam Street, Whitmire, SC 29178 or to the Alzheimers Association, Palmetto Chapter, P.O.Box 7044, Columbia, SC 29202-7044.

May 11, 2009

Chad Robert Pettit
Union, S.C.

Mr. Chad Robert Pettit, age 30, of 147 Old English Rd., Union, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, May 8, 2009.

Chad was born in Kalamazoo, MI, November 24, 1978 a son of Mark Pettit, Sr. of the home and the late Barbara Jean Reynolds. He was a graduate of Union High School and a member of Welcome Baptist Church where he was a member of the Young Peoples Sunday School class and a devoted worker for the Lord. Chad was employed with the Union County Disabilities and Special Needs.

Surviving in addition to his father are three brothers: Mark Pettit, Jr. and Robert Pettit both of the home and Timothy Oswalt of FL; one sister: Miranda Reynolds of the home; two aunts: Luanne Reynolds of the home and Linda Pettit of Union; paternal grandparents: Robert C. and Mary Pettit of Union; maternal step-grandmother: Mae Reynold of Union; special friends: Bobbie Hopper and Holly Swanson; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Chad was predeceased by a sister Brandi Marie Key, paternal grandmother, Rose A. Pettit and maternal grandparents, Robert and Shirley Reynolds.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at Welcome Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Jarvis and Rev. Lee Franklin. Burial will be in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the Chad Robert Pettit Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, S.C. 29379.

The family is at the home, 147 Old English Rd., Union.

May 09, 2009

Alayna Renee Taylor
Boiling Springs, S.C.

Alayna Renee Taylor, infant daughter of Jared and Lacy Willard Taylor of 210 Cool Water Court, Boiling Springs, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 9, 2009.

Alayna was born, January 31, 2009 and is survived in addition to her loving parents by grandparents: Joel and Renee Willard of Spartanburg, Ricky and Jeannine McKinney of Jonesville and David and Betty Jo Taylor of Jonesville; great-grandparents: Ethel Taylor, Harold and Muriel Freeman all of Jonesville, and Dottie Willard of Charleston; aunts and uncles: Josh and April Purser, Joel and Lindsay Taylor, Mark and Elizabeth Ireton, Charlie and Kasi Wilson, Craig and Chrissy Wilkins and Emmy Lou McKinney. Alayna was predeceased by great-grandparents Herbert Taylor, Dean Willard, and Jesse and Maureen Felmet.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at West Springs Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Joe White. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:45 PM Tuesday prior to the services in the church.

Memorials may be made to the Christian Fellowship Center at West Springs Baptist Church, 4811 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Pauline, S.C. 29374 or to the March of Dimes through "Chas Champs" team. Donations can be made online at www.marchforbabies.org.

The family will be at the home of grandparents, David and Betty Jo Taylor, 1748 Mudbridge Rd., Jonesville, SC, 29353.

May 06, 2009

Victoria C. Painter
Union, SC

Mrs. Victoria C. Painter, age 78, wife of George C. Painter, Sr., of 162 Georgia Rd., Union, SC died Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Painter was born in Boston, MA September 19, 1930, a daughter of the late Salvatore and Rose Conzo Adamo. She retired from Union Mills; was employed with Palmetto Restaurant and was a member of the Greater Union Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters: Rebecca Moss, Carol Murphy, Georgia Murphy and husband Phillip and Debra Petty and husband Roger all of Union; two sons, Anthony Painter and wife Eva of Union and the late George Painter, Jr; a brother, Salvatore Adams and wife Blondie; twelve grandchildren: Joy and Tim Langbin of NY, Susie and Gene Gregory of Union, Christy and Warren Jones of Spartanburg, Bert and Mitzie Murphy of Spartanburg, Angie and Heath Ivey of Union, Tracy and Amy Petty of Union, Wendy and Troy Knox of Jonesville, Aimee and Brian Teal of Spartanburg, Miranda and Terry Jackson of FL, Chris and Crystal Petty of Gaffney and Rebecca Painter of Lake Tahoe and a predeceased granddaughter, Cindy Lyn Murphy and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Painter was predeceased by a sister, Josephine Howard and three brothers, Anthony, Pat and Donald Adams.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Greater Union Church conducted by Rev. John Cody and Rev. Roger Estes. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Painter’s great-grandsons and two special friends will serve as active pallbearers.

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

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

The family is at the home, 162 Georgia Rd., Union, SC 29379.

May 05, 2009

Evelyn Vanderford
Formerly of Union

Mrs. Evelyn F. Vanderford, age 89, formerly of West South Street, Union, widow of Walter C. Vanderford died Monday, May 4, 2009 in Knoxville, TN.

Mrs. Vanderford was born in Union, SC October 11, 1919, a daughter of the late Claude D. Finley, Sr and Annie "Bud" Burgess Finley. Mrs. Vanderford was a retired administrator with the Union County Health Department where she was employed for forty-four years. She was an active member of First Baptist Church for as along as her health permitted and was affectionately known as "Lully" by her grandchildren and friends.

Surviving are two daughters: Jean Jeffords and husband Art of Knoxville, TN with whom she had made her home for the past five years and Anne Bowen and husband Jim of Savannah, Ga; a brother, Claude D. Finley and wife Mary of Union and three grandchildren: David Steddenbenz and wife Leslie, Christopher Bowen and Richard Jeffords.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, May 7, 2009 in the Chapel of First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Steve Peek, a minister from First Baptist Church Concord in Knoxville, TN. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Art Jeffords, Jim Bowen, David Steddenbenz, Christopher Bowen, Richard Jeffords and Dean O’Dell.

Visitation will be held 1:00-2:00 PM Thursday in the chapel prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Union Carnegie Library, 300 East South Street, Union, SC 29379.

The family may be reached through her brother, Claude Finley, 309 Brookside Drive, Union.

Vernell Pruitt
Buffalo, SC

Mrs. Vernell Haney Pruitt, age 83, wife of William H. Pruitt of 1438 Main Street, Buffalo, SC died Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Pruitt was born in Buffalo, SC June 29, 1926, a daughter of the late Maple Davis. She was formerly employed with United Merchants - Buffalo Plant and retired from Conso Products. Mrs. Pruitt was a member of Buffalo United Methodist Church where she was a member of Rosa Roundtree Sunday School Class and the Annie Massey Circle. Mrs. Pruitt was also active with the Senior Citizens of Buffalo. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving in addition to her husband of sixty-six years are a daughter, Cynthia P. McKinney and husband James of Spartanburg and a granddaughter, Mitzi Mullinax and husband Brad of Boiling Springs.

Funeral services will be held 5:00 PM Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Buffalo United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Kevin Dalton. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Maness, Jimmy Massey, Walter Gaines, Russ Sanders, Mike Johnson and James Whitehead.

Visitation will be held 4:00-5:00 PM Wednesday at the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Buffalo United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 176, Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family is at the home, 1438 Main Street, Buffalo.

Sidney "Dan" Sanders, Sr.
Union, SC

Mr. Sidney "Dan" Sanders, Sr, age 90 of 1420 Lockhart Hwy, Union, SC, widower of Pearl Cogdill Sanders died Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Sanders was born in Union, SC September 6, 1918, a son of the late Giles Sanders and Hettie Wright Sanders. He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Navy and a life long member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church. Mr. Sanders retired from the Union County Sheriff’s Office where he served as Chief Deputy for thirty years. He was a Mason and Shriner. The last surviving member of his immediate family, he was a dedicated and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Mr. Sanders is survived by a daughter, Susan Ellis and husband Tommy of Pauline; a son, Danny Sanders and wife Joanna of Conway; four granddaughters: Sandy Moss and husband Mark, Debbie Manus, Hope Davis and Crissy Harris and husband Josh and one grandson, Joey Moss and wife Sue; six great-grandchildren and a special care giver Lisa Plemmons. He was predeceased by six sisters and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Benny Green. Burial will follow in Union Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.

Active pallbearers will be Mr. Sanders grandsons and David Patrick and Steve Moss. The family request past and present members of the Union County Sheriff’s Office assemble at the church at 2:45 PM Thursday to form the Honorary Escort.

Visitation will be held 7:00-8:30 PM Wednesday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

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

The family is at the home, 1420 Lockhart Hwy, Union.

May 04, 2009

Ruby Eubanks Wood
Formerly of Union

Mrs. Ruby Elizabeth Eubanks Wood, age 82 of Brookview Nursing Home, Gaffney, SC, widow of Thomas T. Wood died Monday, May 4, 2009 at Upstate Medical Center, Gaffney.

Mrs. Wood was born in West Springs, SC, August 30, 1926, a daughter of the late Judson E. Eubanks and Ruth Lancaster Eubanks. She was formerly employed with Ace Sweater and was of the Methodist Faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Brenda C. Millwood of Union; two sons: Charles Wood and wife Bonnie and Alvin D. Wood and wife Jo Parks all of Union; two sisters: Mildred Perry and husband Ronald of Raleigh, NC and Juanita Walters and husband Gene of Virginia Beach, VA; a brother, Harold Eubanks and wife Patsy of Union; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Ricky Cook.

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

Memorials may be made to Brookview Nursing Home, 510 Thompson Street, Gaffney, SC 29340.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Brenda Millwood, 307 S. Pinckney Street, Union, SC 29379.

 

 



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