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November 2018

November 30, 2018

Virginia C. Foster
Union, SC


Mrs. Virginia C. Foster, age 85, of 130 Stepp Rd., Union, widow of Grady Lee Foster, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at her home.

Mrs. Foster was born February 24, 1933 in Union a daughter of the late Marion Crocker and Viola Mabry Crocker.  She was a graduate of Union High School and retired from Milliken & Co.—Lockhart Plant.

Surviving are a daughter, Deborah F. Rash and husband Jeff of the home; a son, Grady “Butch” Foster and wife Debbie of Union; a brother, Marion “Gene” Crocker of Greer; a grandson, Michael Gibson and wife Amy of Union; and three great-grandsons, Tanner Gibson, Gabe Jordon, and Holden Gibson.  She was predeceased by three sisters, Sara Henderson, Hazel Puckett, and Linda Busbee.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel, 145 Hames Ave., Jonesville, SC 29353, conducted by the Rev. Ray Glist. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Anthony Henderson, Gordon Henderson, Ricky Busbee, Eugene Crocker, Nicholas Glist, and Allen Rholetter.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM prior to the services at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Friends of the Union County Animal Shelter, 3839 Cross Keys Hwy., Union, SC 29379 or to Crescent Hospice, 839 Main St., Suite D, Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Deborah and Jeff Rash, 130 Stepp Rd., Union, SC 29379.


Richard Lee Phillips
Augusta, GA


Mr. Richard Lee “Rick” Phillips passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, GA after a brief illness.

Rick was born in Union on June 16, 1954, a son of Margie Phillips Hawkins of Union and the late Judson C. Phillips.  Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, Michael “Mike” Phillips and wife Harriet of Spartanburg and Marty Phillips of Hanahan; his step-father, Burley Hawkins; two nephews, one niece, two great-nephews, two great-nieces and a number of special cousins.

Rick was a graduate of Union High School and joined the US Air Force following graduation. He was also a graduate of the Air Force Academy in Denver, CO.  He was employed with Fleur Daniels for many years. During these years, he was sent to Saudi Arabia as a project engineer. He had also worked for Greenwood, Inc. as a project engineer.

Rick loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his friends at his hunt club in Georgia.  He also loved spending time with his dog “Lee”.  Rick was baptized as a young man and continued his walk with Christ.

A memorial service will be at 11:00AM, Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Mosaic Church, 478 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans, GA, 30809.

The family is at the home of his mother, Margie and Burley Hawkins, 208 Seigler Rd., Union.

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

Kenneth E. Garrett
Pacolet, S.C.


Mr. Kenneth Edward Garrett, age 87, husband of Rebecca Dale Floyd Garrett of 322 Chapman Rd., Pacolet, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mr. Garrett was born in Spartanburg, November 5, 1931, a son of the late Theodore Monroe Garrett and Ellie Ward Garrett. He attended Jonesville High School and was retired from Spartan Hydraulics in Pacolet and had formerly worked in the textile industry.  Mr. Garrett was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Spartanburg and was a veteran of the US Air Force having served in the Korean War.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Sandra Garrett and Robin G. McGraw and husband Neal all of Pacolet; three sons, Dale Garrett and wife Tracey and Johnny Garrett all of Pacolet and Mickey Garrett and wife Trish of Charleston; one sister, Frances Thomas of Boiling Springs; three brothers, Tommy Garrett of Lake Murray, Jerry Garrett of Pacolet and James Fred Garrett of Spartanburg; three grandsons, Josh Garrett and Danny Garrett and Jacob Threadgill; one great-grandson, Jackson Garrett. Mr. Garrett was predeceased by a grandson, Justin McGraw; two sisters, Martha Hall and Brenda Dorman; and three brothers, Theodore Monroe Garrett, Jr., Donald Garrett and Mack Garrett.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, December 3, 2018 at Jonesville Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Bob Buhl.

The family will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the services.

The family will be at the home, 322 Chapman Rd., Pacolet.



Frankie Nell Gregg
Jonesville, S.C.


Miss Frankie Nell Gregg, age 79, formerly of Jonesville, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Union Medical Center.

Miss Gregg was born in Del Rio, TN, April 25, 1939, a daughter of the late William Franklin “Frank” Gregg and Amelia Turner “Millie” Gregg. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Miss Gregg is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters: Hattie Gregg Addis, Margaret Gregg Guyton and Betty Ann Webber and by four brothers: Frank “Smoky” Gregg, Jr., Johnny Gregg, Fred Melvin Gregg and Joe Lewis Gregg.

Private graveside services are being held by the family.

Memorials may be made to Jonesville Church of God, P.O. Box 805, Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family will be at their respective homes.

November 29, 2018

Virgie B. Osborne
Union, SC


Ms. Virgie B. Osborne, age 88 of 2024 Whitmire Hwy, Union, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at her home.

Ms. Osborne was born in Buffalo, SC June 14, 1930, a daughter of the late Hampton B. Osborne and Eliza Maness Osborne. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Ms. Osborne was very devoted to her family and the care of all the children. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are two daughters: Mitzi Caldwell of the home and Katrina Padgett of North Carolina; four grandchildren: Stacey Wilbanks and husband Chris of Union, Jessica Hyatt-Webb of Pacolet, Melissa Berry-Means and husband Wallace of Union and Tiffany Bridges and husband Tyler of North Carolina and a number of great-grandchildren. Miss Osborne was predeceased by a son, Randy Johnson.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, December 2, 2018 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Johnny Burgess. Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Wallace Means, Stanley Dalton, Ermy Wilson, Paul Hyatt, Brian McMahon and Adam Webb, II.

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

The family is at the home, 2024 Whitmire Hwy., Union.

November 28, 2018

Janet Christine Hogan
Union, SC


Ms. Janet Christine Hogan, age 50 of Fairforest Apts, Union, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at her home.

Ms. Hogan was born in Union, SC May 21, 1968, a daughter of the late Donnie Hogan, Sr and Martha Sue Wright Hogan. She was formerly employed with United Merchants- Union Mill.

Ms. Hogan is survived by her spouse, Ronald Rice of the home: a daughter, Ashley Chamberlain of Pensacola, FL; three sisters: Connie Smith and husband Jamie of Union, Ann Hogan Shetley and husband Timothy of Jonesville and Linda Parkins and husband Matt of Union; a brother, Donnie Bruce Hogan, Jr and spouse Janie Strange of Union; three grandchildren: Ava Chamberlain, Avlynn Clemens and Shelby Holmquist of Pensacola, FL and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

November 26, 2018

Catherine B. Williamson
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Catherine Bailey Williamson, age 96, formerly of Vaughn St. Union, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at the home of her niece, Kay and Randy Wilburn with whom she had made her home for the past year. Mrs. Williamson was the widow of Thomas Burton Williamson, Sr.

Mrs. Williamson was born in Union, May 15, 1922, a daughter of the late William Edgar Bailey and Aline Sprouse Bailey. She was a graduate of Union High School and in 1943 completed the Nursing Program at Spartanburg General Hospital.  Mrs. Williamson retired as a Registered Nurse at Union Co. Health Dept. where she had also served as Director.  She had also worked as a nurse with Monarch Mill and Wallace Thompson Hospital.  Mrs. Williamson was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she had served on various committees and as a Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas Burton Williamson, Jr. of Union and Eddie Williamson and wife Ruth Ann of Jonesville; a brother, Dwight Bailey and wife Mamie of Simpsonville; three grandchildren: Dillon Williamson of Simpsonville, Todd Baldwin of Duncan and Nikki Mills of Fountain Inn; four great-grandchildren: Taylor, Jonathan, Colin and Ariel; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Betty B. Greer.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to her Hospice Nurse, Rachael Dean and Social Worker, Cheri Freeman of Spartanburg Regional Hospice and Mrs. Williamson’s caregivers, Vinnie, Missy and Sharon Kay for their love and support over the past year.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Tommy Vaughn and Chaplain Andrew Fischer. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Brian Henderson, Tommy Anthony, Kevin Smith, Brad Valentine, David Taylor, Allen Alexander, Doug Alexander and Wilbur Smith.

Retirees of the Union Co. Health Dept. and fellow members of the Catherine Williamson Sunday School Class are asked to sit in a group.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 3:00 PM Wednesday at the church prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, SC 29379 or to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Spartanburg, SC 29303.

The family will be at their respective homes.

November 25, 2018

Roy Eugene Aiken
Union S.C.


Mr. Roy Eugene Aiken, age 93, widower of Mary Nell Whitfield Aiken, of 105 McPherson St., Union, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Aiken was born in Anderson, December 6, 1924, a son of the late Henry Neal Aiken and Minnie Orr Aiken.  He retired as plant engineer with United Merchants and Manufacturing, Union Plant.  Mr. Aiken was a veteran of the US Navy having served in the European Theater and participating in the Normandy invasion on D-Day. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary E. “Jean” Aiken Vaughan and husband Terry of Union; a son, Donald E. Aiken and wife Delois of Loris, SC; six grandchildren: Terry W. Vaughan, Jr. and wife Holly, Brian Scott Vaughan, Trina Nicole Vaughan Hardin and husband Brian, Amber Aiken Rhodes and husband Randy, Shawnna Aiken Dew and husband Jarrod and Darren Edwin Aiken and wife Jennifer; 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by Rev. Dr. Tommy Vaughn.

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

The family will be at the home of his daughter, Jean and Terry Vaughan, 113 Springdale Dr., Union.


Warren Veldee Keisler
Union S.C.


Mr. Warren Veldee Keisler, age 79, of 102 Culbreath Heights, Union, widower of Nancy Fisher Keisler, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Keisler was born in Union, April 14, 1939, a son of the late John Norman Keisler and Mary Bessie Blakely Keisler.  He was retired from the S.C. Dept. of Correction, Tyger River Facility and had received an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Spartanburg Technical College.  Mr. Keisler also retired after 28 years of service from the US Army having served one tour of duty in Korea and two tours of duty in Vietnam.  He was a Mason, an avid Gamecock fan and attended Ottarary Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Beth Comer and husband Donald, Teresa Cook and husband Ronnie and Norma Dee Davis all of Union; five sisters, Claudette Knox, Gladys Vaughn, Tilly Gregory, and Vera Henderson all of Union and Cindy Valencia and husband Bob of Texas; 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Keisler was predeceased by two brothers, Jim Keisler and Norman Keisler, Jr., two sisters, Mary Laws and Annabelle Keisler and three great-granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Walter Holcombe and Rev. Ricky Cook. Burial with Military Honors will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Marcus Roland, Dennis Tucker, Don Wilburn, J.W. McAbee, Chris Wages and Charlie Walker.

The following are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers, Wayne Baker and Gene Brock.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC  29615.

The family is at the home, 102 Culbreath Heights, Union.

November 24, 2018

Emily G. Martin
Spartanburg, S.C.


Mrs. Emily Gore Martin, age 87, formerly of Jonesville, widow of James Wilford Martin, Jr., passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at Dillon Pointe of Spartanburg.

Mrs. Martin was born in Spartanburg, July 25, 1931, a daughter of the late James D. and Pauline Willis Gore. She was a graduate of Jonesville High School and a member of Gilead Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Dean Martin and wife Regina Robinson Martin of Spartanburg; two grandsons, Jonathan Seth Martin and James William Martin; two great-grandsons, Jonathan Seth Martin, Jr. and Aaron Nicholas Martin; a sister, Floree Davis; a brother, Harley Gore and a large number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Martin was predeceased by a son, Ricky Martin, a granddaughter, Erin Martin, three sisters, Edith G. Hollifield, Annie Gueline Gore and Bertha G. Parker and two brothers, Lawrence Gore and Haskell Gore.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Steven Owensby.

The family will receive friends following the services.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Missions Committee of the Fellowship Sunday School Class at Morningside Baptist Church, 897 S. Pine St., Spartanburg, SC 29302.
 

November 22, 2018

Gail Smith Cobb
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Gail Smith Cobb, age 84, of 109 Carter St., Union, widow of Raymond Edward Cobb, Sr., passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Cobb was born in Ware Shoals, November 8, 1934, a daughter of the late Roy Cleveland Smith and Mary Elizabeth Shumpert Smith. She was a graduate of Ware Shoals High School and retired after 25 years from the Union Co. Recreation Dept. where she had served as Director. Mrs. Cobb was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church and was the last original member of the Carlisle Willing Workers. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, served on the board of the Salvation Army and was an avid supporter and worker for the Union Co. High School Booster Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Vicki Cobb McCully of Union; three sons, Raymond E. “Ray” Cobb, Jr. of Columbia, Roy Steven “Steve” Cobb and wife Becky, and Rev. Robert Scott Cobb and wife Rhonda all of Union; a sister, Nancy Smith Yockel of Union; a brother, Lamar R. Smith of Greenville; four grandchildren, Michelle Helton, Brandi Boughman, Will Cobb and wife Sarah and Michael Cobb and wife Betsy; five great-grandchildren, Alexis McGowan, Ayden Boughman, Sophia Cobb, Mason Cobb and Alleigh Corley; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, November 26, 2018 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Chris Gulledge, Rev. Benny Green and Rev. Scott Cobb. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

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

Active pallbearers will be Whitney Smith, Ronnie Wade, Sam Phipps, Ronnie Yount, Bill Goodwin and Jim Cunningham.

Members of the Jim Smith Sunday School class of Mon Aetna Baptist Church and the staff and nurses of Medi Home Hospice are asked to sit in a group.

Memorials may be made to the Union Co. Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 951, Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home, 109 Carter St., Union.

November 18, 2018

Bobbie Floyd Caldwell
Ahoskie, NC


Bobbie Floyd Caldwell, 86, of Ahoskie, NC, was welcomed home by her Heavenly Father in the early morning of November 16, 2018.  Bobbie was a devout Christian and faithfully served her Lord and her family all the years of her life.  Bobbie lived an amazing life.  She was often heard saying what a great life she has had with her husband, Don, and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She had a profound impact on the lives of those she met. 

Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents, John Aubrey Floyd, Ethel Blackburn Floyd and her brother Winfred Dale Floyd.    She is survived by her loving husband and best friend, Donald Ryan Caldwell, to whom she was married for over 62 years, and her sister-in-law’s Grace Floyd and Ruth Caldwell Lancaster and brother-in-law Glenn Palmer Caldwell.  She is also survived by her daughter Donna Caldwell Rodriguez (David) and daughter Elizabeth Caldwell Nelson (William), along with her grandchildren Carol Rodriguez Hernandez (JC), Margaret Nelson, William Ryan Nelson, Christopher Nelson, Thomas Nelson, and Ava Grace Nelson, and great grandchildren Alexi and Gabriel Hernandez as well as many wonderful nephews and nieces.

Bobbie was born in Loris, South Carolina on July 9, 1932.  She was a graduate of Green Sea High School and went on to graduate from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina in 1954 and The Medical College of Charleston in 1955.  She married the love of her life, Don Caldwell in 1956. She worked in several hospitals as a medical technologist for over 14 years until she decided to give up her career and stay home to raise her children. Bobbie and her husband lived in Landrum, SC before relocating to Fayetteville, NC where they lived for 39 years.  They both later moved to Ahoskie, NC to be near their daughter and grandchildren.  Bobbie was a gifted artist who loved to paint and create Fabergé eggs.  She loved her fellowship at church and time with her husband, children and grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Buffalo United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Union Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held 1:00 PM Saturday in the parlor of Buffalo United Methodist Church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (act.alz.org) in honor of Bobbie.


Polly Ann Lawson Smith
Union, SC


Mrs. Polly Ann Lawson Smith, age 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 17th, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Polly, born May 10, 1937, was a daughter of the late Robert Floyd Lawson and Lola Brooks Lawson. She was proud to have been born and raised in Buffalo, SC.  She attended Buffalo Baptist Church for almost thirty years. It was during those years that she accepted Jesus as her Savior, sang alto in the choir, and learned to play the piano.  For the rest of her life, she honored God with her talents.

Polly met her future husband, Wayne, at Union High School when they were only fifteen.  One month after high school graduation, in June of 1955, they married.  Polly and Wayne made their home in Union, where they raised their children and spoiled their grandchildren.

Polly spent her life serving the Lord.  She ministered
as a Sunday school teacher, Training Union teacher, Bible school worker, church pianist, and most recently, as a choir member at Fairview Baptist Church.  Polly loved singing gospel music with her family and friends, and “Pretty Polly” could be heard every Sunday morning on WBCU for many years.

Mrs. Smith loved her family fiercely and was affectionately called “Nanny” by her grandchildren.  She leaves many loving memories to be cherished by her husband Wayne, a son Ronnie Smith, a daughter Rhonda Hollingsworth and husband Terry; grandchildren: Kelly Watson and husband Shaun, Clayton Smith and wife Catie,  Coley Smith and wife Alaina; six grea
t- grandchildren, Sophiya Smith, Izabella Smith, Amelia Smith, Easton Smith, Sawyer Watson and Hadley Watson.  Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by an infant daughter Deborah Annette, three brothers: Charles, Danny, and Harold Lawson, and a sister, Bebe L. Malpass.

Proverbs 31:10 asks,
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” Polly Smith was a woman like that described in Proverbs 31. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Fairview Baptist Church led by Ministers Rev. Ross Wilson, Rev. Guy Langston, and Rev. Wayne Cooke.  Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.  Active pallbearers will be Clayton Smith, Coley Smith, Shaun Watson, Ken Smith, David Lawson, Tim Lawson, & Mitch Lawson.  The following are asked to sit in a group:  James and Linda Hearn, Wayne and Cathy Nations, and choir members of Fairview Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held 12:30-1:45 on Tuesday at the church prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 763 Neal Shoals Rd., Union, SC 29379.


The family is at the home of her daughter, Rhonda Hollingsworth, 514 Fairview Church Circle, Union.


Recently, a sweet soul asked what type of work our mother did.  As we began to reflect on her life, we knew that the world would be a better place if all people did the work our mother/grandmother, wife did.

Mama was a faithful, loving wife.  She was so proud of Daddy and took great care of him. 

Mama took her responsibility to raise her children for the Lord very seriously.  She read Bible stories at night to us and took us to church every time the door was open. She welcomed our friends and all of the neighborhood children to our house and always served cookies and Kool-Aid.

November 17, 2018

Dorothy Mae “Dot” DuPree
Jonesville, SC


Mrs. Dorothy Mae “Dot” Burgess DuPree, age 88 of 304 Harris Street, Jonesville, widow of James Henry DuPree, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at Regional Hospice House.

Mrs. DuPree was born in Jonesville, SC February 7, 1930, a daughter of the late John Burgess and Earlene Horne Burgess. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons: James Rick Dupree and wife Sherry of Union and Chris E. Dupree and life partner, Susan L. Kaminski; six grandchildren: Anitra Vinson, Lance DuPree, Robyn Hickson, Courtney Robles, Kearun DuPree, and Ashlee DuPree; several special great-grandchildren; two sisters: Ada Turner and friend Roy Littlejohn and Terry Childers and husband Roger Dale; a brother, Lloyd Burgess and wife Dianne all of Jonesville. Mrs. DuPree was predeceased by a son, Brent DuPree; sisters and brothers: Ruby Burgess, Glover Burgess, Johnny Burgess Wilhelmina Blum and Clyde Burgess.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 Monday, November 19, 2018 at New Life Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Shannon Faulkner. Burial will be in Jonesville Memorial Gardens.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Regional Hospice House, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

The family is at the home, 304 Harris Street, Jonesville.


Doris White Burrell
Union, SC


Mrs. Doris White Burrell, age 81 of 368 Beltline Rd., Union, widow of Henry David Burrell, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at her home.

Mrs. Burrell was born in Union, SC April 26, 1937, a daughter of the late Heyward Julian Garner and Lucille Vaughan Garner. She was a graduate of Lockhart High School and a retired textile worker. Mrs. Burrell was a member of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Steve White and wife Linda of Richland, VA; a sister, Terri Foster of Buffalo; a daughter, Joyce Ivey and husband Rev. Dr. Jim Ivey of Jonesville; a brother-in-law, Clyde Eckle James of Pacolet; twelve grandchildren: Jenna White of Woodbridge, VA, Paul Richard White, Jr, serving in the US Air Force; Gerald Dexter White of Rock Hill, Shawn White and wife Maddie of Richland, VA, Jim Ivey and wife Nicki of Jonesville, Billy Austin of Cowpens, Hannah White of Richland, VA, Mike Robinson of Columbia, Ashley Askew and husband Nathan of Mt. Airy, NC, Thomas White of VA, Heather White of Rutherford, NC and Misty Dawn White of Jonesville. Mrs. Burrell was predeceased by a daughter, Karen Jones, a son, Paul Richard White, a step-daughter, Betty Austin and a step-son, James White.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, November 19, 2018 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Randy Smith and Rev. Dr. Jim Ivey.

Visitation will be held immediately following the graveside service.

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

The family would like to say a special “Thank You” to MSA Hospice.

The family is at the home, 368 Beltline Rd., Union.

November 15, 2018

Dorothy L. Paul
Andrews, S.C.


Mrs. Dorothy Lamb Paul, age 86, formerly of Lockhart, widow of John Paul, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Blue Ridge Health Care in Georgetown, SC.

Mrs. Paul was born in Spartanburg, August 30, 1932, a daughter of the late Tom and Viola Scales Lamb. She was a graduate of Lockhart High School and attended Spartanburg Technical College. Mrs. Paul retired from the Bantam Chef and had also been worked as a CNA at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home. She was a member of Lockhart First Baptist Church and after her move to Andrews, SC she became a member of Andrews First Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Elizabeth “Beth” Paul and her boy friend Scott Smith of Andrews; and a sister, Helen Palmer of Union. She was predeceased by a son, John Paul, Jr. and a sister, Ruby Lamb Deal.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Walt Proctor and Rev. John Hudson.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 until 2:00 PM at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 901 S. Pine St., Spartanburg, SC 29302.


Clarence Augustus“Gus” Jeter, III
Spartanburg, SC


Clarence Augustus (Gus) Jeter III, 77, passed away at his home in Spartanburg, South Carolina on November 14, 2018.  Gus, the son of Clarence Augustus (Gus) Jeter Jr. and Margaret Frances (Sis) Roper Jeter Gilliam, was born in Carlisle, South Carolina on December 5, 1940. 

Gus was a loving husband, stepfather, brother, and uncle to his family and was a steadfast friend to all who had the pleasure to know him.  He was a graduate of the 1958 Union High School class and his beloved Citadel in 1963, where he received a B.A. in Liberal Arts.  After college, he served in the U.S. Army and then as a Company Commander for the U.S. Army Reserves in Union, South Carolina.  He worked for several years at Milliken & Company in various management roles.  In 1971, Gus began working in the investments and brokerage industry and was a Financial Advisor for more than 45 years.  He was dedicated to his clients and colleagues throughout his very successful and distinguished career and made a positive impact on many people’s lives.

Gus enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, traveling, and spending time with his family and many friends.  He never met a stranger and was a remarkable and caring person.  Gus was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Union, South Carolina and served as a member of the Vestry for many years.

Gus will be dearly missed by his life-long friend and loving wife Dr. Margaret Leslie Pierce-Jeter of Spartanburg and stepdaughters Patricia Pierce of Columbia and Virginia Pierce of Ridgeway, two brothers Charles Roper Jeter of Greenville and Dr. Sheldon Moseley Jeter and his wife Jane of Atlanta, nieces Leigh Jeter and her husband Dan Neppl of Chicago and Beth Jeter Hrubala and her husband Mike of Spartanburg, nephews Charles Jeter Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Huntersville and Jeff Jeter of Atlanta, as well as many great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Gus and Sis, stepdaughter Leslie Pierce, and sister-in-law Helen Jeter.

The family will receive friends and family on Friday, November 16, 2018, from 5-7pm at the Holcombe Funeral Home in Union, South Carolina. 

Funeral services will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Union, South Carolina on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 1 p.m. Graveside services will be held immediately after the funeral at The Jeter Cemetery on Jeter Cemetery Road in Carlisle, South Carolina.

Memorials may be made to The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29409 in Gus Jeter's memory.


Linda Callaham Garner
Union, SC


Mrs. Linda Callaham Garner, age 69, of 735 Old Buncombe Rd., Union, widow of David C. Garner, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Garner was born January 23, 1949 in Seneca, a daughter of the late Harold C. Callaham and Georgia Moore Callaham.  She was a graduate of Oakway High School and was retired from South Carolina Department of Disability and Special Needs.  Mrs. Garner was a member of Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir, Willing Workers Sunday School Class, and the Happy Hearts Sunday Senior Group. 

Surviving are two daughters, Tammy Jones and husband Tony and April Wells and husband Donavan all of Union; one sister, Ann Waldrop and husband Don of Anderson; a granddaughter, Danielle Jones of Union; four grandsons, Dustin Wells, Dylan Sellers, Dalton Wells, and Dakota Wells all of Union; two great-grandsons, Ayden Wells and Myles Sellers.  She was predeceased by one brother, Jimmy Callaham.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Carroll Caldwell.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Dylan Sellars, Dustin Wells, Dalton Wells, Dakota Wells, Josh Sumner, and Jonathan Parkins.

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

The family is at the home, 735 Old Buncombe Rd., Union, SC 29379.

Charles B. Elrod
Lexington, S.C.

Mr. Charles Barron Elrod, 78, residing in Lexington, SC came to the end of his earthly journey and moved on to his Eternal Heavenly home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. 

Mr. Elrod was born in Clarksville, Georgia on September 8, 1940, a son of the late Mr. Bailey Elrod and Ms. Rachel Elrod.  He was a graduate of North Habersham High School and attended Georgia Tech.  Mr. Elrod was employed with Comfort Keepers in West Columbia, SC.  He was previously employed with United Merchants and Manufacturers in Union, SC.  He was a member of Lexington Baptist Church in Lexington. 

Surviving are his daughter, DeAnne Elrod Corley of West Columbia, SC and his furry best friend that he loved so dearly, Tipper, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two wives, Mrs. Vera Stepp Elrod and Mrs. Mona Cranford Elrod.  He was also predeceased by his sisters Sandra Biggio and Susan Whiting. 

Visitation will be held prior to the services at 11:00AM Friday, November 16, 2018 and funeral services will be held at 12:00PM Friday, November 16, 2018 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Daniel Williams.   A graveside service will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.


Active pallbearers will be Bobby Fleming, Don Shetley, Frank Alexander, Ricky Henderson, Terry Young, and Wade Holland.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Charles Elrod Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

November 11, 2018

Jewel G. Hucks
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Jewel Gault Hucks, age 88, of 215 Culp St., Union, widow of Thomas E. Hucks, Jr., went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, November 11, 2018.

Mrs. Hucks was born in the Pea Ridge community of Union Co., June 12, 1930, a daughter of the late Ernest W. Gault and Carrie Davis Gault. She was a graduate of Kelly-Pinckney High School and Cecil’s Business College in Columbia.  Mrs. Hucks retired from Milliken and Co. after 44 years of service. She was an active member of Fairview Baptist Church where she served her church at secretary for over 40 years.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are a daughter, Ava Gail Lawson and husband Dennis with whom she made her home for the past three years; a son, Robert Hucks and wife Ginger of Union; a sister, Joyce G. Bishop of Union; nine grandchildren: Kristen Gipson and husband Wesley, Katheryn Hucks, Kevin Hucks, Kenneth Hucks, Chris Lawson, Jason Lawson, Daniel Gregory, David Gregory and wife Katie and Adam Gregory; four great-grandchildren, Aubrey Lawson, Parker Gipson, Carolina Gregory and Hallie Kate Gregory.  Mrs. Hucks was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Hucks; a sister, Carrie Patrick and two brothers, Curtis Gault and Ernest “Bud” Gault.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Ricky Lancaster and Rev. Guy Langston. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Dean Bishop, Daniel Gregory, David Gregory, Adam Gregory, Jason Lawson, and Chris Lawson.

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

The family respectfully request that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, 763 Neal Shoals Rd., Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Ava Gail and Dennis Lawson, 1611 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Pauline, SC 29374.

November 10, 2018

Dan Victor Sprouse, Jr.
Jonesville, S.C.


Mr. Dan Victor Sprouse, Jr., age 62 of 390 Oakwood Rd., Jonesville, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Mr. Sprouse was born in Union, November 17, 1955, a son of the late Dan Victor Sprouse, Sr. and Sibbie Ann Eaves Sprouse.  He attended Union Co. Schools and was owner and operator of Sprouse’s Racing Engines. Mr. Sprouse was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Valerie Westbrooks and husband Craig of Pacolet; two sisters, Mary Sybil Allen and husband Wayne and Paula Ann Sprouse both of Union; a grandson, Tyler Belue of Pacolet and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Monday, November 12, 2018 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Richard Lewis. Visitation will be at the church following the service.

The family will be at the home of his sister, Mary Sybil and Wayne Allen, 113 Magnolia Pines, Jonesville.

November 8, 2018

Thomas Monroe Pruitt
Pauline, SC


Mr. Thomas Monroe Pruitt, age 77, husband of Martha “Sue” Roach Pruitt, of 254 Bagwell Rd., Pauline, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Pruitt was born in Buffalo, SC April 29, 1941, a son of the late Thomas Pruitt and Beulah Brewington Pruitt. He retired from the security department at Savannah River Plant. After retirement, Mr. Pruitt was owner and operator of Monroe’s Pool Service. He was a veteran of the US Army and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife of fifty-four years are two daughters: Angela Pruitt Huggins and husband John of Pauline and Tammy Pruitt Shreve of the home; two sisters: Edwina Smith of Aiken and Patsy Phillips of Buffalo; four grandchildren: Victoria Davis, John Logan Huggins, Regan Huggins Lambert and Ashton Mills Layton; three great-grandchildren: Thomas Wayne Trantham, Nathan Carter Trantham both of the home and Riley Layton and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Pruitt was predeceased by two sisters, Reba Vinson and Ann Lawson and a brother, Harold Pruitt.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Tommy Mann. Mr. Pruitt’s nephews will serve as active pallbearers: Tommy Vinson, Eric Vinson, Joey Lawson, Ray Lawson, Brad Phillips, Paul Phillips and Steve Smith.

Visitation will be held 11:00-12:45 PM Saturday at Holcombe Funeral Home prior to the graveside service.

The family is at the home, 254 Bagwell Rd., Pauline, SC 29374.

November 6, 2018

Coleman Carroll
Union, SC


Mr. Coleman Carroll, age 79, husband of Claudia Grady Carroll, of 1437 Peach Orchard Rd., Union, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Carroll was born August 2, 1939 in Kings Mountain, NC a son of the late Jeff Carroll and Carrie Navey Carroll.  He was retired from Ace Sweater Mills where he was a Supervisor.  Mr. Carroll was the owner of C&C Pool Service.  He was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Sheila Bryant Grady and husband Lewis and Paula Howell McKain all of Union; two sons, Todd Griffith and wife Debbie of Pinellas, Fl and Steven Howell and wife Jennifer of Union; a sister, Rebecca Davis and husband Larry of Buffalo; three brothers, Frank Carroll of Bessemer City, NC, Tom Carroll and wife Sandra of Cowpens, and Steven Carroll and wife JoAnn of Spartanburg; a special great-granddaughter, Chrystabella Carroll of the home; thirteen grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by one son, Larry Dale Carroll; two brothers, Dennis Carroll and Mike Carroll; and two sisters, Ethel Hammett and Doris Rebenacker.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Covenant Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Ricky Cook.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Michael Bryant, Steven Howell, Jonathon McAbee, R.D. Williams, Shane Arthur, and Jerry Grady.  Honorary pallbearers will be Vic Dawkins, Harold Dean Keisler, and Gene Dawkins.

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

The family is at the home of this daughter, Shelia Grady, 324 Terry Dr., Union, SC 29379

November 4, 2018

Johnny Biggerstaff
Union, SC


Mr. Johnny Biggerstaff, age 65 husband of Judy Canupp Biggerstaff of 124 Hancock St., Union passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Biggerstaff was born in Union, June 11, 1953 a son of John Alvin Biggerstaff and Frances Thomas Biggerstaff.  He was a graduate of Union High School and graduated from the University of South Carolina-Union. Mr. Biggerstaff was a member of Legacy Outreach Church where he was a part of the Praise and Worship Team.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Judy are a daughter, Jessica Edwards and husband Chris of Union; a son, Jeremy Lankford and wife, Karen of Spartanburg; one sister, Evelyn King of Laurens; three granddaughters, Hannah Hill, Brianna Hill and Peyton Edwards all of Union; two grandsons, James Lankford and Michael Lankford both of Spartanburg; one great-granddaughter, Dianna Hall of Union; and four nieces and nephews, Tripp Duncan, Brandy Duncan, William Biggerstaff and Daniel Biggerstaff. Mr. Biggerstaff was predeceased by a brother, Ray Biggerstaff.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Legacy Outreach Church, 2290 Hwy. 56, Spartanburg, SC. 29302 conducted by the Rev. Manning Strickland and Rev. Sam Baine. Burial will follow in Lockhart Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7:00 until 9:00 PM at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Legacy Outreach Church 2290, Hwy. 56, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

The family is at the home of his parents, John and Frances Biggerstaff, 109 East Munro Street, Union, SC and at the home of his daughter, Jessica Edwards, 2189 Jonesville Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC.


Marguerite W. Harvey
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Marguerite White Harvey, age 99 of 2662 Lockhart Hwy., Union, widow of William Simpson Harvey, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Spartanburg Medical Center.

Mrs. Harvey was born in Jonesville, June 24, 1919 a daughter of the late Thomas Clyde White, SR. and Eva Gregory White. Mrs. Harvey retired from the South Carolina School for the deaf and blind, where she was a housemother. She was a faithful member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church and was currently the oldest living member. Mrs. Harvey served at her church as a Sunbeam Leader, Nursery worker and Sunday school teacher.

Surviving are a daughter, June Harvey Miller and husband Joel of Union; a brother Lewis White of Pacolet; two sisters Doris White of Jonesville and Patty White Hoyle and husband Joe Dean of Pacolet; one granddaughter, Carolyn Miller Hopper and husband Terry E. and their children, Christi Hopper Barkley and husband Scott and their boys Tyler and Cole; and Katie Hopper Kerley and husband Chris and their boys, Chase, Dru and Kyle all of NC. Mrs. Harvey was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas C. White and Keith White and three sisters, Evelyn Robinson, Lee Ila Pearson and Mildred Barkley.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Chris Gulledge, Rev. Brad Goodale and Chaplain Vernon Thornhill.

The following are asked to serve as pallbearers, Scott Barkley, Tyler Barkley, Cole Barkley, Chris Kerley, Chase Kerley, Dean Robinson, Mickey White, Roy Hill and.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Staff of Hospice Care of South Carolina, Jean and Ronnie Crocker, Deloris Hill, Frances and Dan Martin, Harold and Frankie Fowler, Alice Graham and Eugenia McKnight.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Wednesday prior to the service 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 of her daughter and son-in-law June and Joel Miller, 2668 Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC. 29379.

November 2, 2018

Thomas Lee Sanders
Union, S.C.


Mr. Thomas Lee Sanders, age 89, husband of Lois Gregory Sanders of 117 Partridge Rd., Union, passed away, Friday, November 2, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Sanders was born in Union, August 14, 1929, a son of the late Thomas Bryant Sanders and Mazie Howell Sanders.  He was retired from Milliken and Co. and was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church.  Mr. Sanders was active in his church for 72 years and served as a Deacon and a Trustee.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Linda Roark and husband Broadus and Wanda Flemming and husband Mickey all of Union; a son, Keith Sanders and wife Denise of Union; five grandchildren; Randall Roark and wife Kelley, Layton Roark and wife Dana, Jeremy Sanders, Chris Flemming and wife Kristin, and Michael Flemming; eight great-grandchildren, Amanda Roark, Austin Roark, Ashlyn Roark, Chelsea Flemming, Bryson Flemming, Adams Sinclair, Connor Fleming and Gracelyn Roark and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Sardis United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Jeff Farmer. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Randall Roark, Layton Roark, Wayne Garner, Clarence Sanders, Curtis Eubanks and Dennis Cooper.

The following are asked to serve as the honorary escort: John Parks, Paul Barnett, Larry Yarborough, Charlie Childers, Eddie Kelly, Mike Manus, Sammy and Mary Ellen Smith and members of the Men’s Breakfast Club of Sardis United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Saturday evening, November 3, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 1530 Drayton Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307 or to Sardis United Methodist Church, 964 Sardis Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 117 Partridge Rd., Union.
 

 

 


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