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May 2018

May 18, 2018

 

Gerald G. Haney
Buffalo, S.C.


Mr. Gerald Grant Haney, age 62 of 819 Flat Dr., Buffalo, widower of Tammy Moore Haney, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Haney was born in Union, July 13, 1955 a son of the late William Franklin Haney and Daisy Boulware Haney. He was a retired paint contractor and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Mr. Haney is survived by three sisters, Sandra H. West of Union, Vanessa H. Hogan and husband Darrell of Cheraw and Linda H. McCallister of Cornelia, GA; two brothers, David Michael Haney and wife Monica and William Haney and wife Shirley all of Union; a step-daughter, Heather Robinson and husband Dale of Spartanburg; two step-sons, Dennis Bevis of Buffalo and Robbie Malone of Atlanta, GA; a special cousin, Tammie V. Haney and husband Stanley of Buffalo; two step-grandchildren, Noah and Abby Robinson; his coffee buddy Kathy Ivey of Buffalo and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mr. Haney was predeceased by five sisters, Dorothy Justice, Maggie Miller, Rosa Lee Moore, Cindy Gibson and Shelby Jean Turner and one brother, James Haney.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, May 19, 2018 at New Hope Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Johnny Burgess. The family will receive friends immediately following the services.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 728, Buffalo, SC  29321.

The family will be at the home of Tammie and Stanley Haney, 820 Flat Dr., Buffalo.


May 17, 2018

Larry F. Vinson
Union, SC


Mr. Larry F. Vinson, age 70, of 447 Police Club Rd., Union, passed away, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Vinson was born in Union on January 1, 1948 a son of the late Frank E. Vinson and Frances James Vinson.  He was a graduate of Union High School and Spartanburg Technical College.  Mr. Vinson served two tours as a U.S. Navy Seal in Vietnam.  He was employed as an over the road truck driver and finished his career at Adams Brother Logging.

Surviving in addition to his special friend of 30 years, Margaret C. Austin, are two sons, Gregg F. Vinson and wife Kristen of Blacksburg and Morgan L. Vinson and fiancée Brooke McCutcheon of Union; eleven grandchildren, James Suttles, Destiny Fowler, Abigail and Aiden Vinson, Jayden, Carter, Aribella and Morgan “M.S.” Vinson, Tanner Johnson, Allison and Aubree Shetley; and a special great-granddaughter, Chloe Shetley.

Graveside memorial services with Military Honors will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Lower Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Jeff Dean.

Visitation will be held after the services at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Crescent Hospice, 839 Main St., Suite D, Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family is at the home, 447 Police Club Rd., Union, SC 29379.


Robert Gordon Sprouse, Sr
Buffalo, SC


Mr. Robert Gordon Sprouse, Sr., age 91, of 3127 Mt Lebanon Rd., Buffalo, widower of Dorothy Thrift Sprouse, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice House.

Mr. Sprouse was born April 27, 1927 in Union, a son of the late John Thomas Sprouse and Alma Price Sprouse Wix. He was retired from United Merchants—Union Mill. Mr. Sprouse was a member of Putman Baptist Church.


Surviving are two sons, Terry Sprouse and friend Debra Babb and Scott Sprouse and friend Tasha Beheler all of Buffalo; three sisters, Margaret Wade of Union, Barbara Bishop of North Carolina, and Judy Bobo of Union; a daughter-in-law, Joan Sprouse of Union; four grandchildren, Bob Sprouse and wife Lori, Amy S. Price and husband Jeff, Crystal S. Holcombe and Jennifer Sprouse and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, Ricky Sprouse and Robert Sprouse, Jr.; three brothers Marvin Earl Sprouse, Donald Sprouse and J.W. Sprouse; and one sister, Dorothy Faulks.


Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Putman Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Tommy Mann. Burial will follow at Putman Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Donald Babb, Danny Grady, Jeff Price, Roger Wade, Michael Moore, and Dillon Barber. The nurses and staff of Spartanburg Regional Hospice is asked to sit in a group.

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

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

The family is at the home, 3127 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo, SC 29379.

 

May 14, 2018

Donald Gibson
Lockhart, SC


Mr. Donald Gibson, age 82 of 323 N. First St., Lockhart, widower of Carolyn McMahan Gibson passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Mary Black Gaffney Hospital.

Mr. Gibson was born March 10, 1936 in York, a son of the late Roy Gibson and Elizabeth Gregory Gibson.  He was a retired truck driver and truck mechanic.

Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Gibson Austin of Sharon; a son, Tim Gibson and fiancée, Lynne Dolde of Smyrna; two sisters, Azilee Ashe of Union and Doris Inman of Sharon; a brother, Marvin Gibson of Hickory Grove; four grandchildren, Kodie Austin, Heather Gibson, Holly Boozer, and Brooke Orr; and nine great-grandchildren, Emma Austin, Ava Austin, Mya Austin, Callie Gibson, Summer Porter, Savannah Mathis, Maverick Orr, Lizzie Orr, and Emma Cooper.  He was predeceased by one son, Kenneth Ray Gibson.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Carrol Caldwell.  Burial will follow at Lockhart Cemetery.

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

The family is at the home of his daughter, Sandra Austin, 1731 Quail Hollow Rd., Sharon, SC.

 

May 8, 2018


James Earl Adams
“Pea Ridge”
Union, SC


Mr. James Earl “Pea Ridge” Adams, age 74, of 109 Pineland Road, Union, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Adams was born August 22, 1943 in Union a son of the late Hoyle Adams and Maude Gregory Adams Horne.  He was the step-son of the late James “Jimbo” Horne.  Mr. Adams was retired from Milliken & Co. and BHI of Forest City where he was a truck driver.  He was a Veteran of the United States Army and had served in the South Carolina National Guard—Jonesville Unit.  Mr. Adams was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Lisa Adams and special friend Mike Robinson of Union and Tonya A. Garner and husband Chris of Charleston; a sister, Joyce Gault and husband Tony of Jonesville; a sister-in-law, Sara Adams of Jonesville; a grandson, Adam Greer of Charleston; special friend Marlene Morris of Spartanburg; the mother of his children, Patricia Harmon of Jonesville; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by one brother, Roy Adams.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Mark Truitt.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Chad Greer, Robbie Faucett, Tony Gault, Andy Gault, Shannon Gault, John Horne, and Jamie Coker.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Fairforest Baptist Church, 1917 Jonesville Highway, Union, SC 29379 or to the American Heart Association, 156 Milestone Way, Suite A, Greenville, SC 29615.

 The family is at the home, 109 Pineland Rd., Union, SC 29379.

 

May 6, 2018

Terry Aaron Vinson
Union, SC


Mr. Terry Aaron Vinson, age 61, husband of Ginger Childers Vinson, of 598 Browns Creek Church Rd., Union, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Vinson was born November 5, 1956 in Union a son of the late Murphy Jefferson Vinson and Cleo Ivey Vinson.  He was a graduate of Union High School and was former Supervisor at Wellington.  Mr. Vinson was an avid farmer and hunter.  He was a member of Browns Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Ivy Smith and husband Trey of Augusta, GA and Amber Price and husband Chris of Greenville; two granddaughters, Delaney Price and Molly Price both of Greenville; one brother, Stan Vinson and wife Barbara of Simpsonville; one sister, Karen Crocker and husband Jimmy of Union; a special nephew, Tyler Crocker; and his father-in-law, Rev. Paul Childers of Lockhart.  He was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Sarah L. Childers.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, May 7, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Brian Childers.  Burial will follow at Browns Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Tyler Crocker, Shawn Peace, Byrd Ivey, Ronnie Ivey, Jeff Stepp, Wilt McGowan, and Billy Morris.

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

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Nikki Ivey and Nancy Stepp for their love and care of Mr. Vinson during his illness.

The family is at the home, 598 Browns Creek Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.

 

May 5, 2018

 
Ralph Leo West
Union, SC


Mr. Ralph Leo West, age 77, of 1817 Jonesville Highway, husband of Sandra Haney West, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. West was born September 16, 1940 in Union a son of the late Luther West and Lillian Alexander West.  He enjoyed woodcrafting and working to create things with his hands.  Mr. West was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Rhonda Blackwell of Buffalo and Angie Benfield and husband Jeff of Union; three sons, Wayne West, Lyn West, and Ralph “Skip” West, Jr. all of Union; six grandchildren, Dane DePratter, Aaron DePratter, Dustin West, Shaina West, Matthew Ochiltree, and Jake Benfield; and three great-grandchildren, Brayden West, Coltin West, and Bryant Ochiltree.  He was predeceased by one daughter, Tina DePratter; two brothers, J.D. West and Clifford West; and one sister, Mary Vinson.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, May 7, 2018 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Chris Gulledge.  Visitation will be held 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the services at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621

The family is at the home of his daughter, Angie and Jeff Benfield, 109 Debbie Lane, Union, SC 29379.


Floyd Donald Barnett, Jr.
Buffalo, S.C.


Mr. Floyd Donald Barnett, Jr., age 45 of 164 Riley Rd., Buffalo, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Barnett was born in Middletown, CT, September 13, 1972, a son of Ruth LaPierre Barnett of Buffalo and the late Floyd Donald Barnett, Sr.  He was a graduate of Middletown High School and formerly employed in the textile industry.

Surviving in addition to his mother are Barbara Knox Barnett of Union; a daughter, Angel Walden, two sons, Aaron Barnett and Jacob Barnett all of Buffalo; a sister, Arlene Barnett and a brother, Shane Barnett both of Buffalo and five grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at the home of his family.

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

 

May 1, 2018

 

Freddie Ray McAbee
Union, S.C.


Mr. Freddie Ray McAbee, age 84, of 213 Seigler Rd., Union, widower of Patricia Lowe McAbee, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 at the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville.

Mr. McAbee was born in Chester, December 2, 1933 a son of the late Ezekiel “Zeke” McAbee and Eva Lee McAbee.  He was a retired electrician and a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War. Mr. McAbee attended Unity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Gloria M. Allen of Greenville and Beverly M. Gossett and husband Daniel of Simpsonville; a sister, Frances Giddens of Union; three grandchildren, Joseph Chance Allen of Union, Angela Hernandez and husband Miguel of Concord, NC and Chad William Gossett and wife Rachel of Gallatin, TN; and three great-granddaughters who call him “Grand-Pappy”, Emaline Gossett, Melanie Gossett and Alexandra Hernandez.  Mr. McAbee was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Steve McAbee.

Memorials may be made to the McCall Hospice House, 1836 W. Georgia Rd., Simpsonville, SC  29680.

The family will be at their respective homes.

 

Louise Smith Price
Union, SC


Mrs. Louise Smith Price, age 92, of Catawba St., Union, widow of Justice C. Price, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Price was born November 30, 1925 in Union, a daughter of the late Frank Smith and Bessie Edwards Smith.  She was a graduate of Union High School.  Mrs. Price was a member of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca Price Wade and husband Terry of Union and Michele Price Phillips and husband Mike of Charleston; three grandchildren, Rhett Price of Charleston, Jay Hembree of Gastonia, and David Hembree and wife Laura of Union; two great-grandchildren, Kate Price and Nathan Hembree; and three sisters, Ruth Parks and Jo Ann Sweatt both of Union and Betty Groce of Spartanburg.  She was predeceased by two sisters, Sara White and Cornelia Lawter and one brother, Frank Smith.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev Merritt Wentz.  Visitation will be immediately following the services.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Duncan Acres United Methodist Church, 417 Rice Ave., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Rebecca Wade, 200 E. South St., Union, SC 29379
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