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November 2016

November 30, 2016

James Donald Brewington
Jonesville, SC


Mr. James Donald “Pete” Brewington, age 79, husband of Lillie Mae Callicutt Brewington of 3985 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy, Jonesville, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Union Medical Center.

Mr. Brewington was born in Union, SC March 18, 1937, a son of the late Guy Brewington, Sr and Bertha Mae Duckett Brewington. He was a retired textile worker and was previously employed with Union Recycle Center. Mr. Brewington was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a former member of the South Carolina National Guard. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, James Scott Brewington and wife Lea of Gaffney and five grandchildren: Melaine Brewington, Madisen Brewington, Matthew Brewington all of Union, Lea Anne Barrett and Keith Batchler, Jr both of Gaffney. Mr. Brewington was predeceased by a sister and five brothers.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, December 2, 2016 at Friendship Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Chris Collins and Rev. Jeff Dean. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be David Brewington, Josh Wilburn, Andy Bogan, Frank Hart, John Ward and Joey Mayes.

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

Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 830 Friendship Church Rd., Pauline, SC 29374.

The family will be at the home, 3985 Buffalo West Springs Hwy, Jonesville, SC 29353.

Mary C. Smith
Whitmire, S.C.


Mrs. Mary Crosby Smith, age 76, of 123 Wilkerson Rd., Whitmire, widow of James Kennedy “Jim” Smith, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.

Mrs. Smith was born in Union Co., August 8, 1940 a daughter of the late Arlon Wilson “Bill” Crosby and Clarice Brock Crosby. She was a graduate of Whitmire High School and a member of Bethesda Baptists Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Tracy S. Pugh and husband Timothy; three sons, Lonnie Riffey and wife Paula, Johnny Riffey and wife Peggy all of Whitmire and Todd Smith of the home; seven grandchildren, John Riffey and wife Lacey, Shelby Riffey, Trey Martin, Kaitlyn Holbert and husband Chad, Heather Varner and spouse Sarah, Justin Pugh and T. J. Pugh; and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Smith was predeceased by a grandson, Joshua Riffey.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202.

The family will be at the home, 123 Wilkerson Rd., Whitmire.

November 29, 2016

Grady Lee Stewart
Buffalo, S.C.


Grady Lee Stewart, infant son of Brittany Jenkins and Daniel Lee Stewart of 1208 Linersville Rd., Buffalo went to heaven on November 24, 2016.

Grady is survived by a sister, Sadie Owens of the home; a brother, Jeremy Stewart of Pacolet; his maternal grandmother, Judy Jenkins; his maternal grandfather, Ricky Jenkins both of Union; his paternal grandmother, Carol Ann Phillips of Jonesville and his paternal grandfather, Grady Lee Stewart of Sharon.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, December 2, 2016 at Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the services.

The family will be at the home, 1208 Linersville Rd. Lot 4, Buffalo.

Lewis D. Watts, Jr.
Lockhart, S.C.


Mr. Lewis Dempsey “Dee” Watts, Jr., age 70, husband of Linda Faye Smith Watts of 511 Lockhart Dr., Lockhart, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Watts was born in Union, March 20, 1946, a son of the late Rev. Lewis D. Watts, Sr. and Gaynell Ochiltree Watts. He was retired from the U.S. Army and was a member the S.C. National Guard. Mr. Watts attended the Church of God of Prophecy.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Jennifer Watts and spouse Heather Clifton of Gastonia, NC; a son, Leslie Dion Watts and wife Brenda of Summerville; a step-son, Carl Stacey Thompson and wife Cheryl of Rock Hill; three sisters, Martha Jean Vanderford of Union, Nina Lynn Watts of Spartanburg and Olivia Fay Watts Stuart of Lyman; one brother, Laddie Henderson of Buffalo; and 10 grandchildren. Mr. Watts was predeceased by a brother, Jimmy Watts.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Lockhart Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 1:45PM at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home Saturday prior to the services.

Memorials may be to Medi Home Hospice, 720 S. Duncan ByPass, Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home, 511 Lockhart Dr., Lockhart.

November 28, 2016

Joann Foster Cordell
Union, SC


Mrs. JoAnn Foster Cordell, age 85, wife of Maurice Cordell of Union, SC, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Inverness Assisted Living in Spartanburg, SC.

Mrs. Cordell was born in Atlanta, GA on January 13, 1931 a daughter of the late Jefferson Vannoy Foster and Lenna Mae Kerr Foster.  She was a Registered Nurse and had previously worked at Spartanburg General Hospital for 15 years and retired as an industrial nurse at Kohler Company.  Mrs. Cordell was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where she was active in United Methodist Women and the Johnnie Sanders Circle.  She was a member of the Union County Book Club and Garden Club and was a former member of the Spartanburg Regional Nurses Association.  Mrs. Cordell was an avid gardener and enjoyed volunteering her time to others.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Tina Cordell of Melbourne, Australia and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Mrs. Cordell was predeceased by two sisters, Martha Foster Queen and Betty Foster Robinson and one brother, William “Bud” Foster.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Grace United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. David Bauknight.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held in the church parlor from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Thursday prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St., Union SC, 29379 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 901 S. Pine St., Spartanburg, SC 29302.

November 27, 2016

Phyllis Jean Huggler
Pacolet, S.C.


Mrs. Phyllis Jean Huggler age 76, wife of Richard L. Huggler of 4205 Furman L. Fendley Hwy., Pacolet, SC, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Huggler was born in Indianapolis, IN, August 26, 1940, a daughter of the late Herman Nelson and Ruby Nelson Pettijohn.  She was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School and attended IUPUI. She was a former manager with Zayre Department Store.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Jeffrey K. Huggler and wife Crystal of Dallas, NC; a step-daughter, Julie Bauman; a step-son, Mark Huggler both of Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Judy Nelson of CA; a brother, George Nelson of FL; four grandchildren, Kendall and Kristen Huggler, Holly Cook and Melissa Blake and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Huggler was predeceased by a son, Curtis William O’Neal and a brother, Bob Nelson.

A memorial service will be scheduled by the family for a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 156 Milestone Way, Ste A, Greenville, SC 29615.

November 25, 2016

Barbara Lee Wilburn
Union, S.C.


Miss Barbara Lee Wilburn, age 81, of 221 Harwood Heights, Union passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at her home.

Miss Wilburn was born in Union, September 17, 1935, a daughter of the late Robert Lee Wilburn and Gertrude Lehman Wilburn. She was a graduate of Union High School, a 1957 graduate of the University of South Carolina and received her a Master degree from Duke University.  Miss Wilburn was a retired educator having taught school in South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida. She also worked with the Dept. of Social Services. Miss Wilburn was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are cousins, Michelle Young and husband Daniel, Robbie McGee and wife Amy all of Union, Paul McGee and wife Jamie of Columbia, Kitty Besherse and husband Wade, Joey Eubanks and wife Karen all of Florida and Julie Marsh and husband Robbie of Greenville. Also surviving are a number of other cousins.

Miss Wilburn was predeceased by a brother Bobby Lehman Wilburn.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 PM Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by Rev. Lynn Ford. 

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

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to Easter Seals, 3020 Farrow Rd., Columbia, SC  29203.

November 24, 2016

Louise W. Kingsmore
Rock Hill, S.C.


Mrs. Louise West Kingsmore, age 89, widow of Willis Franklin Kingsmore, formerly of Union, passed away Wednesday, Thursday, November 23, 2016 at Brookdale Place in Rock Hill.

Mrs. Kingsmore was born in Union Co., January 24, 1927, a daughter of the late Frank Charles West and Ruby Lowe West.  She was a graduate of Union High School and was retired after 16 years serving as secretary at the First Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Kingsmore was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher.  She was a loving mother and friend to many who knew her.

Surviving are a daughter, Suzy Kingsmore Braddy and husband Audie of Rock Hill, a sister, Helen West Abrams of Joanna; two brothers, Jack Edward West and wife Dee Dee of Joanna and Charles Raymond West and friend Bill Johnson of Hillsboro, NC. Mrs. Kingsmore was predeceased by a sister Geneal West Riley.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Jim Riley. Visitation will be held at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home on Sunday from 1:00 until 1:45PM prior to the services and also following the graveside service at the cemetery.

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


Virginia H. Toney
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Virginia Hutcherson Toney, age 86, of 105 Barron St., Union, widow of Robert Virgil Toney passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the Union Medical Center after a brief illness.

Mrs. Toney was born in Union, March 9, 1930 a daughter of the late Oscar and Mae Howell Hutcherson.

She was retired from United Merchants and was a member of Crestview Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Robert Miller Toney and fiancée Marta M. Valentino of Union; a brother, Henry Wofford Hutcherson of Union; two grandchildren, Robert Paul Toney and wife Jennifer, of Massachusetts and Shannon Toney Smith and husband Michael of Florence; great-grandchildren, Rachael Brianne Toney, Samantha Marie Toney, Charlotte Elizabeth Toney, Cathrine Renee Toney and Madeleine Elizabeth Smith. Mrs. Toney was predeceased by brothers and sisters: Evelyn Gregory, L.C. Hutcherson, Harry Hutcherson, Hazel Willard, Sara Riggs, Mary Eubanks, Helen Hutcherson and Jack Hutcherson.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Holcombe Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Josh Freeman and Rev. Richard Lewis. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Eddie Harris, Mike Henderson, Gene Duckett, Michael Smith, Jerry Willard, Robert Paul Toney, Andrew Willard and Troy Wright. Honorary Pallbearers will be Wayne Hutcherson and Dennis Hutcherson.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Friday evening at the funeral home.

November 21, 2016

Thomas N. “Tom” Williams
Union, SC


Mr. Thomas N. “Tom” Williams age 75, husband of Inez Hill Williams, of 639 Fairview Church Circle, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mr. Williams was born in Union, SC April 21, 1941 a son of the late Adolphus Williams and Emma Alverson Williams.  He was first married to the late Carol Vaughan.  Mr. Williams was retired from Torrington & Co.  He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church and the Union County Coon Hunt Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Kellie W. Bennett and Wendy Smith and husband Ricky all of Union; two sons, Tim Hill and wife Kimberly and Mike Hill all of Union; two sisters, Eva W. Smith and Martha W. Irvin both of Union; three brothers, John Williams of Union, Dalton Williams of Union, and Joe Williams of Spartanburg; thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren who he loved with all of his heart; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons, Scotty Williams and infant Thomas Kendral Williams; one daughter, Kathy Harris; and one brother, Marion Williams.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Beulah Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Mark Truitt.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Williams’ nephews will serve as the active pallbearers.

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

The family is at the home 639 Fairview Church Circle, Union, SC 29379.


Betty Jo Bailey Wages
Inman, SC


Ms. Betty Jo Bailey Wages, age 85, a long time resident of Inman, SC, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ at Lake Emory Post Acute Care on November 19, 2016.

Ms. Wages was born August 31, 1931 in Union, SC to Robert Howard and Cora Lee Jolly Bailey. She was a member of Inman First Free Will Baptist Church and was retired from Holden’s Ranch.

Ms. Wages is survived by a daughter, Beth (Bobby) Kitchens of Inman; four brothers: Donald (Florene) Bailey of Duncan, Carol (Hilda) Bailey of Union, Larry Bailey of Boiling Springs and Reid Bailey of Moore; a sister, Reida (David) Cochran of Campobello; three grandchildren: Shannon Kitchens, Aaron Kitchens and Nigel Frye and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Neil Bailey and a sister Mildred “Sis” Roper.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 22, 2016  at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Jeff Cochran.

Visitation will be held at the graveside following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interim Healthcare Hospice, 16 Hyland Rd., Greenville, SC 29615, telephone 
(864) 587-9798.

November 20 ,2016

Dorothy Sanders Gault
Union, SC


Mrs. Dorothy Sanders Gault, age 91 of 200 Bennett Street, Union passed away peacefully Saturday, November 19, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. Mrs. Gault was the widow of George Ned Gault and was lovingly known as “Aunt Dot”.

Mrs. Gault was born in Cherokee County, SC February 14, 1925, a daughter of the late Maybelle McCullough Sanders. She retired from Roses Dime Store and was a member of Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church where she was member of United Methodist Women.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Patti Ham Gault of Union; two grandchildren: Jessica Deanne Gault of the home and William “Will” S. Sexton and fiancée Alex Moss; special friends, Jerry Hamm, Tim and Terry Gregory and her devoted best friend of sixty years Ann Pearl Smith and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Gault was predeceased by a son, Timothy Lester Gault. The family would like to say a special “Thank You” to the staff of Blue Ridge Hospice for their care of Mrs. Gault.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Foster’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Michael Walker and Rev. Larry Hyder.

Active pallbearers will be Tim Gregory, Toney Farr, Freddie Gault, Keith Gault, Will Sexton, Adam Gregory and David Gregory. 

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

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 839 Main Street, Suite D, Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family will be at the home, 200 Bennett Street, Union..


Normalee Summer
Buffalo, SC


Mrs. Normalee McLaughlin Summer, age 85 of 2383 Buffalo West Springs Hwy, Buffalo, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. She was married to the late Charles O. Summer for sixty-one years.

Mrs. Summer was born in Ohio January 15, 1931, a daughter of the late Earl Watson and Nancy Bell McLaughlin. She retired from Her Majesty and was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Dianne Anthony; a son, Dale Summer both of Buffalo; four sisters: Gladys, Molly, Margaret and Patty all of West Virginia; two special brothers: Ray Stoneking and wife Liz and Joe Stoneking and wife Vivian all of West Virginia; three grandchildren: Dee Anthony and wife Beth of Union, Christy Casey and husband Chris of Buffalo and Billy Anthony and wife Lona of Union and great-grandchildren: Jacob, Kalyn, Thomas, D.J., Emily, Zachery, Corey, Storm and Dakota; a brother-in-law, Frank Summer; daughter-in-law, Dianne Summer and sisters-in-law, Brooks Varner and Gearaline Summer all of Buffalo. Mrs. Summer was predeceased by a son, Steve Summer.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Lynn Ford. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Robert Strait, Chris Casey, Corey Johnson, Jacob Casey, D.J. Anthony and Dakota Anthony.

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

Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 428, Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family will be at the home, 2383 Buffalo West Springs Hwy, Buffalo.

November 18, 2016

Henry H. Jenkins, Jr.
Union, S.C.


Mr. Henry Howard Jenkins, Jr., age 65, of 111 Keenan Ave., Union, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Jenkins was born in Union, December 13, 1950, a son of the late Henry Howard Jenkins, Sr. and Nancy Louise Gregory Jenkins.  He was retired after 30 years with the S.C. Dept. of Transportation in highway maintenance and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a sister, Elizabeth Jenkins of the home; an aunt, Mary Toney of Union; three uncles, Charlie Gregory of Union, B.F. Gregory of Jonesville and Gene Gregory of Pamplico. Mr. Jenkins was also survived by his dear friends, Payton, Evans, Reid and Larry.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Wayne Cooke. Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the services.

The family will be at the home, 111 Keenan Ave., Union.

Memorials may be made to the Henry H. Jenkins, Jr. Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC  29379.

November 14, 2016

Monte Sprouse Lancaster
Union, SC
 

Mrs. Monte Sprouse Lancaster, age 77, formerly of N. Mountain St., widow of Francis Lancaster, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at Union Medical Center.

Mrs. Lancaster was born in Union, SC on September 3, 1939 a daughter of the late Herman L. Sprouse and Louise O’Shields Sprouse.  She was a 1957 graduate of Union High School, one of her classmates called her the Lioness of the class, as she was always looking out for and keeping the group involved. Mrs. Lancaster also attended Winthrop College.  She retired from Arthur State Bank after 53 years of service and had begun her career at Milliken & Co.  Mrs. Lancaster was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church where she was an Elder, a member of the Hand Bells Choir, a member of Circle #3, Women of the Church, and had previously worked with the Youth Group.  She had served on the Hunger Action Team for Providence Presbytery.  Mrs. Lancaster helped many brides by planning and directing their weddings, not only in First Presbyterian Church but in Churches throughout Upstate South Carolina.  She was a former member of Financial Women International, an organization of women bank officers.  She had served on the Union City Council, was a Past-President of the Union Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Union County Historical Society, the Union County Arts Council, a sustainer of the Union Junior Charity League and was previously treasurer of Meals on Wheels.  Mrs. Lancaster taught dance in her sister’s studio for many years and instructed many cotillions in the Waltz. She was involved in several Boogaloo productions.

Surviving are one sister, Mary S. Melvin of Spartanburg; a special niece, Beth Wilson and husband A.D. of Greer; a special nephew, Barry Medford and wife LouAnn of Union; dear friends Ola Jean Kelly, JoAnne Sweat, Linda and Cris Crissinger and many other close friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, November 17, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Sanders Reid and Mrs. Ola Jean Kelly.  Burial will follow at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The Union High School Class of 1957 and past and present employees of Arthur State Bank are asked to sit in a group.

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

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 951, Union, SC 29379 or First Presbyterian Church 101 W. South St., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home 216 N. Mountain St., Union, SC 29379.


Donald W. Gossett
Union, S.C.


Mr. Donald William Gossett, age 85, passed away Sunday November 13, 2016 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mr. Gossett was born in Union, June 28, 1931, a son of the late John Reid Gossett and Lillie Belle Lavender Gossett. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews including, Brenda Foster and husband Allen, Jerry Gossett and wife Kathy and Gwen Ivey all of Union. Mr. Gossett was predeceased by two sisters, Helen G. LeGassey and Blanche G. White and one brother, Lester Ray Gossett, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale and Mr. Jerry Gossett. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

The following are asked to serve as the honorary escort, Rick Howard, Larry Henderson, Elaine Gault, West Main Community Residents, Staff of Hospice Care of South Carolina, Staff of Ellen Sagar Nursing Home, and the employees of Union Services.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 110 Dillon Dr., Spartanburg SC  29307.

November 13, 2016

Ronald L. Inabinett
Buffalo, S.C.


Mr. Ronald Linberg Inabinett, age 88, of 424 Church St., Buffalo, widower of Agnes T. Inabinett, passed away, Saturday November 12, 2016 at the Union Medical Center.

Mr. Inabinett was born on Church St. in Buffalo, August 17, 1928, a son of the late Thomas Alexander Washington Inabinett and Marry Emma Sikes Inabinett. He was retired from the City of Union in the Maintenance Dept. and was a member of Buffalo United Methodist Church. Mr. Inabinett was Mason, a member of the Buffalo Redman Tribe and had previously coached Little League Baseball. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are three daughters, Melinda I. Wages and husband Benjamin of Buffalo, Becky I. Billings and husband Eric of Enoree and Pam I. Farmer and husband Sammy of Pauline; four grandchildren: Ben Wages and wife Letitia, Ed Wages, Heather Farmer and Erica Moseley and husband Ben; and five great-grandchildren: Jonathan Wages, Jaryn Wages, Rett Wages, Kayden Wages and Logan Moseley. Mr. Inabinett was predeceased by a sister, Edith Cheek, and four brothers, Dreher Inabinett, Archie “Bubba” Inabinett, J.W. Inabinet and Woodrow Sikes.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, November 14, 2016 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by his grandsons, Ben Wages and Ed Wages. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be James Inabinet, Ben Wages, Ed Wages, Jonathan Wages, Rett Wages, and Ben Moseley. The staff and nurses of Ellen Sagar along with Gerald Inabinet and Jimmy Sykes are asked to serve as the honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Monday at the chapel prior to the services.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Ellen Sagar Nursing Home and Union Medical Center for their care of Mr. Inabinett during his illness.

The family will be at the home 424 Church St., Buffalo.


Carol Keisler Coffer
Union, SC


Mrs. Carol Keisler Coffer, age 82 wife of Thomas L. Coffer of Union, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Waterford at Dillon Point.

Mrs. Coffer was born in Union, SC June 25, 1934 a daughter of the late Sgt. James Harold Keisler and Annette Crosby Keisler. She was a graduate of Union High School and retired from Carlisle Finishing.  Mrs. Coffer was a Veteran of the United States Navy and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Jennifer Murphy and husband Ricky of Union; three sons, Jay Coffer and wife Holly, James Coffer and wife Cynthia allof Union, and Dr. Jeff Coffer and wife Mary of Ft. Worth, TX; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. Tommy Vaughn.  Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery.

The Judy Graham Sunday School Class is asked to sit in a group and form the honorary escort.

Visitation will be held 1:30 until 2:00 PM at the church prior to the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church Debt Reduction Fund, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her son, James and Cynthia Coffer, 101 Carter St., Union, SC 29379.


Harold S. “Bo” Ham
Jonesville, S.C.


Mr. Harold States “Bo” Ham, age 77 of 634 Pea Ridge Hwy., Jonesville, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Ham was born in Kelton, December 4, 1938, a son of the late Forest and Stella Gault Ham. He was a graduate of Jonesville High School and was retired from the S.C. Dept. of Forestry as a Forest Ranger. Mr. Ham was a faithful member of Mt. Joy Baptist Church and was an avid gardener.

Surviving are two sisters, Jency Ham of the home and Mary H. Sanders of Jonesville; one niece and two nephews and two specials girls whom he loved so much, Macy and Eliza Petty.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Mt. Joy Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Alan West and Rev. Glen Ribelin.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Steve Trammell, Buddy Eaves, Charles Adams, Kip Petty, Mike Howell, and Ricky Black.

The following are asked to form the honorary escort: Wayne Eaves, Cotton Eaves, Willard Farr, Richard Adams, Bobby Clayton, Toney Farr, Ned Bell and Buddy Alman.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Monday evening at Mt. Joy Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Ladies Ministry at Mt. Joy Baptist Church, 657 Pea Ridge Hwy., Jonesville, SC  29353.

The family will be at the home 634 Pea Ridge Hwy. Jonesville.

November 11, 2016

Johnny Ray Ammons
Whitmire, SC


Mr. Johnny Ray Ammons, age 78, husband of Sharon “Pat” Wilbanks Ammons of 125 Union St., Whitmire, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Ammons was born in Whitmire, SC on September 1, 1938 a son of the late Samuel and Alice G. Ammons. He was a graduate of Whitmire High School and retired after 48 years from J.P. Stevens.  Mr. Ammons was a lifelong member of Pineridge Baptist Church. 

Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Tammy Lynn Claytor and husband William of Whitmire; one son, Johnathan Patrick Ammons of Whitmire; three grandsons, Michael Claytor and fiancée Jessica Pressley, Danny Claytor and fiancée Christy Jotte, J.P. Ammons, Jr. and his mother Teresa Kaye Ammons; and his beloved pet dog Pencil.  He was predeceased by two sisters, Katie Stone and Nellie Kitchens and two brothers, Jack Ammons and Harvey Ammons.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Pine Ridge Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Kenny Weaver and Rev. Terry Poore.  Burial will follow in Whitmire Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Michael Moss, Michael Thomas, Bradley Boyter, Dickert Lominack, Jeremih Sinclair, and Kyle Owens.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Roche, Jr., Jimmy Dunway, Kenny Lominack, Dr. Emily Livingston, Julia H. Adams and the staff of Medi Home Hospice.

Visitation will be held 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Saturday evening at Pine Ridge Baptist Church. 

Memorials may be made to the Johnny Ammons Fund, PO Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 125 Union St., Whitmire, SC 29178.


Samantha Denise Sprouse Shetley
Union, SC


Ms. Samantha Denise Sprouse Shetley, age 46 of 102 Cabin St., Union, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Ms. Shetley was born in Chicago, IL on May 9, 1970 a daughter of the late James Walter Sprouse, Sr. and Patsy Ruth Horne Sprouse.  She received her Associates Degree in Nursing in Illinois and was of the Catholic Faith.

Surviving are one brother, James Sprouse, Jr. of Union; three sisters, Jennifer Zellinski of Union, Patricia Lawson of Buffalo, and Christina Marie Phillips of Chicago, IL; and one great-aunt, Margaret Sullivan of Union.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 2:30 until 4:00 PM at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home. 

Memorials may be made to the Samantha Shetley Fund, PO Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 102 Cabin St., Union, SC 29379.

General Lee Brewington
Cross Keys, SC


Mr. General Lee Brewington, age 90, of 5858 Cross Keys Hwy., Enoree, widower of Delores Seay Brewington, passed away Thursday November 10, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Brewington was born in Fairfield Co., May 25, 1926, a son of the late Bilbie Brewington and Amy Comer Brewington.  He was retired from Inman Mills and was a devoted member of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church. Mr. Brewington was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are three daughters, Penny Heatherly and husband Larry of Buffalo, Sadie Erwin and husband Jerry of Whitmire and Louise Tesner and husband James of Union; two sons, Michael L. Brewington and wife Karen and Troy Brewington and wife Cynthia all of Jonesville; two step-daughters, Diane Purkhiser and husband Tommy of Woodruff and Judy Snow and husband B.F. of Clinton; 18 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Randy Smith. Burial will be at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens in Woodruff.

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

Memorials may be made to Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 557 Kelly Rd., Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home of his daughter, Louise and James Tesner, 119 Almac St., Union.

November 9, 2016

Ricky Dean Baldwin
Buffalo, SC


Mr. Ricky Dean Baldwin, age 56, of 241 South St., Buffalo, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Baldwin was born in Union, SC October 26, 1960 a son of the late Roy Baldwin and Bobbie Jean Roark Pitt.  He was retired from Webb Forging and formerly worked with United Merchants – Buffalo Plant.  Mr. Baldwin was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Crystal Baldwin of the home and Linda Brock and husband Brian of Union; three sisters, Joyce Dobson of Clover, Freda Taylor of Buffalo, and Mary Ann Vaughn of Buffalo; the mother of his children and his best friend Linda Craig of Union; three grandchildren, Brandon Brock and Ashley Brock of Union and Arianna Baldwin of the home; and a beloved pet dog, Max.  He was predeceased by one son, Donnie Baldwin and one brother, Larry “PeeWee” Baldwin.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Trinity Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Neil Keisler.  Burial will follow in Union Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held 1:00 until 2:00 PM Saturday prior to the services at the Church.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY, 10016.

The family is at the home of his daughter Linda Brock and husband Brian, 140 Short St., Union, SC 29379.

November 6, 2016

Julia I. Greer
Union, SC


Mrs. Julia Switzer Ivey Greer, age 100 widow of Charles Manley Greer of 521 Hart St., Union, SC went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family at Heartland of Union.

Mrs. Greer was born in Union, SC., April 3, 1916 a daughter of the late Ettawiese Jolly and Charles W. Ivey. She worked at the Union Dry Cleaners and for Conso Products.

Julia is survived by her daughter, Judith Ann and husband, M. Brown Fant of Union.  She has two grandsons, Cameron Greer Fant and wife Misty of Inman and Christopher Brown Fant of Inman.  She has one great grandson, Connor Greer Fant and one great granddaughter, her namesake, Julia Grace Fant.  She has a step great grandson, Travis Marshall.

Also, she is survived by a sister, Martha Shaw and sister-in-law’s, Margarette Greer and Linda Greer.  She will be missed by two “guardian angels”, Mary Jo Gregory and Vickie Trammell.

To her daughter, Judy and to her son-in-law, Brown.  No earthly words could be uttered to describe the depth of her love for you.  Yes, Judy, her only child, was cherished and loved, spoiled always.  Brown was to her like a son.                 

To her grandsons, Cam and Chris, she held, cared for, sang to, and loved so deeply.  She talked about them often, feeling very proud.  Her relationship with them, being very unique, made life sweeter each day, blessings, beyond measure.

Connor Greer Fant stole her heart at age 95.  To hold and love him from his birth was riches immeasurable, from kisses and hugs to bumps on the head.  Throwing balls, singing, playing old maid etc. 

Julia Grace Fant arrived 13 months ago with a special name and what was called, “the best thing to happen”!  Jewelry to pink blankets were everywhere some being kept from Judy’s birth to swaddle her Julia Grace in.      

Misty always kept Julia’s nails beautiful and festive.  They made nail time into story time.  Misty found stories from 1916 on so interesting.

Travis enjoyed Julia’s cooking, pecan pie was his favorite.

To her other family and friends she shared her heart, concerns, and love.  She enjoyed time and conversations she had with you.

She had fond memories of living on Hart Street, times spent in the company of her neighbors.

She accepted her journey in life with her Heartland Family and friends.  It was there she became a Centenarian and celebrated with the Party of a Century.  The pink elephant tribute seemed so appropriate, Julia is a Trunk of Inspiration.  Like no other person she was our enduring light of memory, laughter, and love.

Brown, Judy, and family lovingly invite you to celebrate Julia’s life with them at a visitation to be held at Holcombe Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, November 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and in a celebration of life service at 4:00 pm Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 2016 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Jim Ivey.  She will be laid to rest in Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery prior to a life time celebration visitation in the Sardis Church Fellowship Hall.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Sardis United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 964 Sardis Rd., Union, SC or the Gideons International, P.O. Box 1224, Union, SC 29379. 

November 2, 2016

Anna Ruth Roberts Harris
Summerville, S.C.


Mrs. Anna Ruth Roberts Harris, age 80, widow of Hunter S. Harris, Jr., of Union, passed away at the Presbyterian Village of Summerville on November 1, 2016. Anna passed peacefully surrounded by her family and having been visited by friends all the day. She was loved until the end.

Mrs. Harris was born in Anderson, December 31, 1935, a daughter of the late Alvin and Alma Tench Roberts. She was a 1954 graduate of Hanna High School of Anderson. Anna is remembered by her kind and loving nature.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Union.  In her move to Summerville, she made many friends.  The family treasures the support and love provided by those living and working at the Village of Summerville.  This truly made an impact on Anna and her family.  Words cannot express our appreciation to all those around her.

She is survived by her Brother, A. B. “Buck” Roberts and his wife Carol of Anderson; her two children, Hunter S Harris, III with his wife Perry of Summerville, and Jane Hunter Harris Barnhill with her husband Mark of Clemmons, NC.  Anna was blessed with four grandchildren: Ana Harris Hill, with her husband Jade, of Summerville; Jane Palmer Harris of Los Angeles, CA; Nancy Hunter Barnhill and Preston Barnhill, both of Clemmons, NC; and also by two great-grandchildren, Ansley Grace Hill, age 4 and Allen Hunter Hill, age 2, both of Summerville. Anna was predeceased by a sister, Hazel Roberts Moore of Anderson.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by Rev. Ron Davis. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund or to the Employee Fund at the Presbyterian Village of Summerville, 201 West 9th North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.



Steve Kent Johnson
Union, SC


Mr. Steve Kent Johnson, age 67 of 200 Erwin Avenue, Union, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Johnson was born in Union, SC May 31, 1949, a son of the late Henry D. Johnson and Margaret Wilburn Johnson. He was a graduate of Union High School and retired from P&C Mechanical. Mr. Johnson was a member of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Men’s Bible Class, W.S Whitener Class and a member of the Men’s Club. Mr. Johnson was previously married to Sherry Linder Lawson.

Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer Johnson Hicks; a son, Jamie Johnson and wife Crystal; a brother, Johnny Johnson and wife Judy all of Union; five grandchildren: Taylor Johnson, Tristin Johnson both of Florida, Blake Johnson, Tori Hicks and Cortney Hicks all of Union. Mr. Johnson was predeceased by a sister, Mary Margaret Johnson.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 Friday, November 4, 2016 at Duncan Acres United Methodist Church conduct by Rev. Merritt Wentz. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. 

Active pallbearers will be Robbie Hines, Scott Johnson, Tack Brown, Jim Stepp, Joe Wade and Franklin Pridemore.

Visitation will be held 2:00-3:00 PM Friday in the church prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to Duncan Acres United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 216, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of his son, Jamie and Crystal Johnson, 318 N. Boyce Street, Union.


Elsie B. Eller
Fernandina, FL


Mrs. Elsie Brewington Eller, age 86, passed away on Tuesday morning, November 1, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center in Fernandina Beach, FL.

Born in Union, she was the eldest, only daughter and last living child born to the late Samuel Allen Gregory and Mamie Lou Netherton. Mrs. Brewington Eller had made Union her lifelong home until moving to Fernandina Beach to be with her daughter in early 2015. She had worked for many years in the Cotton and Clothing manufacturing mills in Union before retiring.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husbands, Guy Brewington, Jr. who passed away in 1993 and Benjamin Eller who passed away in 2015.

Mrs. Brewington Eller leaves behind, her son, Richard Thomas “Tommy” Brewington and his wife, Pat, Union, her daughter, Faye Brewington Colson, Fernandina Beach, FL, three grandchildren, Rhonda Miller, Lisa Gatliff (Steve) and Todd Brewington, all of Union, great-grandchildren, Kayla Fowler, Thomas Miller, Cole Miller, Gage Brewington and Stone Gatliff as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by Rev. John Lee. Burial will following in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 8:30 PM Friday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

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

November 1, 2016

Sarah B. Tollison
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Sarah Beheler Tollison, age 78, of 1973 Jonesville Hwy., Union, widow of Gene Y. Tollison, passed away, Monday October 31, 2016 at Heartland of Union.

Mrs. Tollison was born in Union, January 7, 1938, a daughter of the late Alton and Verona Lawson Beheler.  She was a graduate of Union High School and retired from Ace Sweater.  Mrs. Tollison was formerly employed with the Union School District. She was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church and attended Union Church of God.

Surviving are two sons, Wayne Tollison and wife Martha and Dean Tollison and wife Laura all of Union; three brothers, Steve Beheler and wife Becky of Jonesville, Billy Beheler and wife Carol of Union and Jimmy Beheler of Denver, CO; a sister, Margaret B. Hamm of Travelers Rest; four grandchildren, Casie Jolly and husband Brad, Jackie Tollison, Cale Tollison and wife Melody and Brett Tollison; four great-grandchildren, Eva and Sophie Jolly and Abby and Leah Tollison.  Mrs. Tollison was predeceased by a sister, Lillian Shrader and two infant brothers.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by Tim DeHart. 

Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 2:00 PM at Fairforest Baptist Church prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 103B Boyce St., Union, SC 29379 or to Fairforest Baptist Church, 1917 Jonesville Hwy., Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at their respective homes.

 

 

 


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