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October 2006

October 1, 2006

Elizabeth Laxton Hughes
Union, SC

Mrs. Elizabeth Laxton Hughes, age 67, wife of James C. Hughes of 818 Tuckertown Rd., Carlisle, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Hughes was born in Carlisle, August 1, 1939 a daughter of the late Roy R. and Opal Lequire Laxon. Mrs. Hughes was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church of Whitmire and was a homemaker.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter: Donna Mitchell and husband Todd of Carlisle; two grandsons: James Eric DePratter of the home and Tyler Mitchell of Carlisle; one sister: Joan Sumner of Union; one brother: Roy Raymond Laxton of Fountian Inn; and a large number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hughes is also survived by her loving dog, Max.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006 at Bethesda Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Steve Young and Rev. Edgar Foster. Burial will be in Kelly Chapel Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Chris Sumner, Brooks Sumner, Bill Farmer, Danny Sumner, Miller Riddle, Tom Stokes, Chad Laxton and Eddie Laxton.

The family will receive friends 7:00 until 9:00 PM Monday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home, 818 Tuckertown Rd., Carlisle, SC, 29301.

Ethel Gwinn Hollowinski Conley
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Ethel Gwinn Hollowinski Conley, age 90, widow of Henry Conley, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at Oakmont Nursing Center.

Mrs. Conley was born in Marquette, Mich., April 8, 1916, a daughter of the late Emmit and Mary May Gwinn. She attended Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Conley was first married to the late Frank B. Hollowinski.

Surviving are three daughters: Patricia H. Hella, Sue Hollowinski and Sally Hollowinski all of Union; one son: Clarence "Chummy" Hollowinski and wife Dianneof Las Vegas, NV; two sisters: Marion Kjellander of Negaunee, MI and Grace Loughead of Marquette, MI; one brother: Paul Gwinn of Marquette, MI; seven grandchildren: Patty Vaughan and Jackie Hollowinski both of Union, Roy Hella and Nancy Diz both of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Cheryl Hella- Gonzales of Mankato, Kansas, Mark Hollowinski and Kevin Hollowinski both of Las Vegas, NV;11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Carroll Caldwell. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The staff of Oakmont Nursing Center are asked to sit in a group.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Wednesday prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Oakmont Nursing Center, Activities Dept. 709 Rice Ave. Ext., Union, SC, 29379.

The family is at the home 1150 Old Buncombe Rd., Union, SC, 29379.

Jesse R. Moss
Jonesville, S.C.

Mr. Jesse R. "Jake" Moss , age 93, widower of Maggie Hawkins Moss, formerly of Lybrand St., Jonesville, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mr. Moss was born in Jonesville, Nov. 23, 1912, a son of the late John Roland Moss and Maude O’Dell Moss. He was retired from J.P. Stevens Plant, Jonesville and was a member of Jonesville Baptist Church. He and his wife, Maggie, were co-founders of the Ball Room Dance Club in Union and were members of several other dance clubs.

He is the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are a daughter: Elaine M. Wilson of the home; one granddaughter: Stephanie Smith and husband Jeff of Jonesville; one grandson: Michael McDade and wife Ruth of Charleston; two great-granddaughters: Megan Smith and Morgan Smith of Jonesville; two great-grandsons: Jacob McDade of Charleston and James McDade and wife Carrie of Union; one great-great-granddaughter: Hailey McDade of Union. Mr. Moss was predeceased by a daughter: Nita Hayes, two sisters: Nannie Kirby and Carrie McBride, two brothers: Earl Moss and Rufus Moss all from Jonesville.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006 at Jonesville Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Ralph Brown. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the graveside.

Memorials may be made to Jonesville Baptist Church, 301 Church St., Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family is at the home, 138 Lybrand St., Jonesville, SC 29353.

October 4, 2006

Ruby Lamb Kendrick
Union, SC

Mrs. Ruby Lamb Kendrick, age 91, widow of Oscar Carl Kendrick died Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at Oakmont Nursing Home.

Mrs. Kendrick was born in Union, SC, April 1, 1915, a daughter of the late William Arthur Lamb, Sr. and Iris Willard Lamb. She was a member of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Survivors are; a daughter, Connie K. DeBruhl and husband O’Neil of Lenoir City, Tenn., a son, Eddie Carl Kendrick, Sr. and wife Rachel of Union, seven grandchildren: Catherine Stevens of Knoxville, Tenn, Jane Dunigan and husband Steve of Loudon, Tenn, Fred DeBruhl, Jr and wife Teresa of Lenoir City, Tenn, Kreslyn Ruckman and husband John of Gallatin, Tenn, Eddie Kendrick, Jr, Carolyn Arthur and husband Ronnie of Union and Kathy Timberlake and husband Gil of Rural Hall, NC and ten great-grandchildren. Mrs. Kendrick was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters: Robert "Bob" Lamb, William Arthur "Bill" Lamb, Mae Lamb Wix and Catherine Lamb Jolly.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, October 5, 2006 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by her nephew, Rev. Billy Jolly.

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

The family is at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Rachel Kendrick, 125 Pine Forest Rd., Union, SC 29379.

Faye Eubanks Howard
Union, SC

Mrs. Faye Eubanks Howard, age 79 of Union, SC, widow of Ralph H. Howard died Tuesday, October 3, 2006.

Mrs. Howard was born in Lockhart, SC, May 1, 1927, a daughter of the late Roy Eubanks and Della Frost Eubanks. She was a member of Lockhart United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

Survivors are her sons, Roger Howard and wife Carolyn, Michael L. Howard and John "Tim" Howard, two sisters: Cora Smith and Dot Salley, one grandson, Frank Howard and one great-granddaughter, Olivia Howard.

Friends and family will be received at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home in Union, Friday, October 6, 2006 from 1:00-2:30 PM with Graveside Services following at 2:45 PM at Union Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Thank you to all that cared for and visited Faye through her illness. Faye’s love and devotion will be missed by all.

Eunice Pearl Varner
Buffalo, SC

Mrs. Eunice Pearl Lancaster Varner, age 88, widow of Walter Glenn Varner, of 306 Fire Lane, Buffalo, SC died Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at her home.

Mrs. Varner was born in Adamsburg, SC March 24, 1918, a daughter of the late T.B. Lancaster, Sr and Eunice Pearl Burgess Lancaster. She retired from United Merchants- Buffalo Plant. She was a faithful member of Buffalo Baptist Church where she and her husband served as Custodians for thirty-six years. She was also a member of the WMU and the TEL Sunday School Class. Mrs. Varner was a Seamstress and mowed yards for many people in the community. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Survivors are twin daughters, Jane Padgett of Spartanburg and Jean Gregory and husband Howard of Graham, NC, a son, John Walter Varner and wife Brooks of Buffalo, eight grandchildren: Barbara Voiselle, Teresa Martin both of Buffalo, Scott Gregory of Conway, Lynda Watson, Lisa Allen both of Simpsonville, Tim Varner of Union, Allan Gregory of Lake Wylie and Penny Culp of Inman, fifteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, October 6, 2006 at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Tim Anderson and Rev. Jerry Lawson. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

The following grandsons will serve as active pallbearers: Scott Gregory, Allan Gregory, Tim Varner, Tommy Lawson, Ted Allen and Pat Watson.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C.- Union Unit, 408 N. Duncan By-Pass, Suite 6, Union, SC 29379 or to the Buffalo Baptist Church, 1424 Main St., Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family is at the home, 306 Fire Lane, Buffalo, SC.

October 6, 2006

John C. Hart
Former Legislator
Union, S.C.

John Calhoun Hart, 86, husband of Sally Greer Hart of 461 Lee Road, Jonesville, died Thursday afternoon in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Hart was born in Spartanburg County on Aug. 18, 1920, a son of the late Millard Lowery and Carrie Louise McCravy Hart. He was a United States Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He represented Union County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1954 until 1964.

For 39 years he taught English,Spanish and German, retiring from Chapman High School. After retiring from the public school system he taught Spanish courses at USC-Union.

He was a member of West Springs Baptist Church and American Legion Post #129 in Jonesville where he served twice as post commander. Lifelong passions were the love he had for his family, farm and community.

Surviving in addition to his wife are six children: Dr. Cynthia H. Squires and husband Randall of Easley, Jane H. Hammett and husband Vess of West Springs, John C. Hart Jr. and wife Karen of Fredricksburg, Va., Charles M. Hart of Mt. Pleasant and David G. Hart and wife Patti of Raleigh, N.C., and Frank Hart and wife Amelia of West Springs; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Louise H. Starnes of Columbus, N.C.; and a brother, James M. Hart of Lake Bowen. Mr. Hart was predeceased by a grandson, Adam Squires.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006 at 3 p.m. at West Springs Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Henry Johnson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m. at West Springs Baptist Church Social Hall. Active pallbearers will be Ben Squires, Matt Squires, Will Hammett, Jim Griggs, Kevin Hart and Ryan Marcello. The following are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 p.m. Sunday to form the honorary escort: Ed and Carol Heatherly, Paul and Frances Sherfield, Mansel and Frances Gowan, Mallie Smith, Mrs. Mae Tucker, Joe and Linda Nave, Aileen Quinn and former members of the Wal-Mart Coffee Sippers Club.

Visitors will be received at the family farm, 461 Lee Road, Jonesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Center, 4811 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Pauline, 29374.

October 8, 2006

Rose Ellen Mason
Laurens, S.C.

Rose Ellen Mason, 63, of Beverly Health Care Hendersonville, N.C. , died Saturday afternoon at Parkridge Hospital, Fletcher, N.C.

Miss Mason was born in Pauline, S.C. on July 10, 1943, the daughter of the late Harold Lee Mason and the late Katie Toney Mason. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Laurens.

Surviving are two sisters: Margaret M. Chastain, Carolyn M. Mundy both of Laurens, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. at the Holcombe Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. J.D. Shiflet and the Rev. Daniel Waters. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, afternoon at 2:00 P.M. at the Holcombe Funeral Home Chapel.

Active pallbearers will be Jay Mundy, Jeff McCartney, Rob Childress, Adam Ross, James Murray, and Tommy Chastain.

October 9, 2006

Mack Roger Norwood
Jonesville, S.C.

Mack Roger Norwood, 60, husband of Joanne Mathis Norwood of 2570 West Springs Hwy., Jonesville, died at his residence, after a sudden illness.

Mr. Norwood was born in Hendersonville, N.C. on April 14, 1946, a son of the late Nelson Norwood. He is survived by his mother Margaret Fisher Norwood. He was a member of West Springs Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Hendersonville High School, served in the US Army, and retired from DuPont in Bevard, N.C.

Mr. Norwood is survived by a daughter, Toshi Norwood of Hendersonville, a son, Ashley and wife, Toni Norwood of Fletcher N.C., a sister, Carolyn Mace of Spindale, N.C.,a Brother Nelson Norwood of Hendersonville, N.C., a stepdaughter Cheryl Billings and husband James of Blacksburg, S.C., a stepson, Terry Heatherly of Jonesville, S.C., and six Grandchildren. Mr. Norwood was predeceased by a grandson, Matthew Thomas.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at Shepard Memorial Park, Hendersonville, N.C. conducted by the Rev. William Carpenter.

Memorials may be made to a charity of ones choice.

Sheila S. Parker
Sharon, SC

Mrs. Sheila S. Parker, age 49, wife of Samuel C. Parker of 8025 Lockhart Hwy., Sharon, SC died Monday, October 9, 2006 at her home

Mrs Parker was born in Lockhart, SC April 13, 1957, a daughter of Walter Campbell and Martha McCutcheon Campbell of Sharon. She was formerly employed with Fruit of the Loom in Kings Mt., NC and was a member of Inspiration Baptist Church of Rock Hill.

Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are; a son, Dusty Parker and wife Danette, a grandson, Chase Parker all of Sharon, two sisters: Tammy Campbell of Union and Debbie Campbell of Sharon, a brother, Guy Holler of Spartanburg and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at Bullocks Creek Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Roland Dry, Sr. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Dusty and Danette Parker, 4055 Parkins Rd., Sharon, SC where the family will receive friends.

October 11, 2006

Joyce Elizabeth Wiggins
Union, SC

Joyce Elizabeth Wiggins, age 62 died Monday, October 9, 2006 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Ms. Wiggins was born in Union, SC January 26, 1944, a daughter of the late Glenn Wiggins and June Ochiltree Wiggins. She retired United Merchants- Buffalo Plant and attended Greater Union Church.

Survivors are; a daughter, Sherrie Coats of Union, two sons: Douglas Puckett of Lugoff and John Turner of Union, a sister, Mollie Puckett of Buffalo, a brother, Ronald Wiggins of Union, six grandchildren: Renee’ Sackrider, Crystal Smith, Nikkie Smith ,"Man" Coats, Nicole Coats and Cristen Bailey Turner and one great-grandchild, Alexis Rose.

Funeral services will held 4:00 PM Thursday, October 12, 2006 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Chaplain Robert Branch. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Dean Puckett, Darrell Puckett, Albert Ochiltree, Donna Smith, Kenny Puckett, Cecil Coats, Jr., Dale Puckett, Jr. and Francis McGowan.

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

The family is at the home of her daughter, Sherrie Coats, 605 Monarch Hwy., Union, SC 29379.

October 12, 2006

Dr. James T. Wiggins
Union, SC

Dr. James Thomas Wiggins, age 72, of 2502 Santuc Carlisle Hwy., Union, SC died at his home Thursday, October 12, 2006.

Dr. Wiggins was born in Lockhart, SC April 22, 1934, a son of the late Thomas Daniel and Essie Jane Gibby Wiggins. He was a 1956 graduate of Wofford College and a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. Dr. Wiggins was a retired Pediatrician having practiced in West Columbia, SC. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are a number of cousins.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at Fairview Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Guy Langston. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held 10:00-11:00 AM Tuesday at the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to James T. Wiggins Scholarship Fund, Wofford College, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663.

October 13, 2006

MarySue Holcomb Keith
Jonesville, SC

Mrs. MarySue Holcomb Keith, age 96, of 3005 West Springs Hwy., Jonesville, SC, widow of Martin Keith, died Friday, October 13, 2006 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Keith was born in West Springs, SC October 3, 1910, a daughter of the late Ezra Holcomb and Bessie Miller Holcomb. She was a 1931 graduate of Limestone College and retired from Union County Schools having taught at West Springs, Putman, Central and Foster Park Schools. Mrs. Keith was a member of Bogansville United Methodist Church where she taught the MarySue Keith Sunday School Class, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Retired Teachers Association and United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Survivors are; a son and his wife, David & Sue Keith of Union, a grandson and his wife, Philip & Harmony Keith and a granddaughter and her husband, Emily & Tim Smith all of Columbia. Mrs. Keith was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Elyse Keith Jones.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, October 15 2006 at Bogansville United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Gary Peterson and Rev. Clayton Price. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Members of MarySue Keith Sunday School Class of Bogansville United Methodist Church are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 PM to form the Honorary Escort.

The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Saturday evening at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

The family is at the home, 3005 West Springs Hwy., Jonesville, SC 29353.

Joseph Burrell " Joe" Hulon
Union, SC

Mr Jospeh Burrell "Joe" Hulon, age 76, husband of Ann Gault Hulon of 214 Hillcrest Drive, Union, SC died Thursday, October 12, 2006 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Hulon was born in Newberry, SC July 16, 1930, a son of the late Rufus Armstead and Fannie Lyles Hulon. He graduated Union High School and retired as a insurance salesman with the Life of Virginia Insurance Company. Mr. Hulon was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, a Mason and a member of the BPO Elks Lodge #1321.

Surviving in addition to his wife are; a son, Joseph Michael Hulon, a sister, Lou H. Smith, a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren all of Union and several nephews.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, October 14, 2006 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Gary Byrd.

The following are asked to assemble at the cemetery at 2:45 PM to form the Honorary Escort; Gene Gregory, Mac Glymph, Charlie Vaughan, Don Winslow, Ralph Woodward, Willard Jackson, Bill Stoddard and Jim Cunningham.

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

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 446, Union, SC 29379 or to a Charity of one’s Choice.

The family is at the home, 214 Hillcrest Drive, Union, SC.

October 14, 2006

Claude William Moore
Jonesville, SC

Mr. Claude William "Bill" Moore, age 83, of 305 Rogerstown Rd., Jonesville, SC, widower of Margaret Morgan Moore died Saturday, October 14, 2006 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Moore was born in Columbia, SC, November 25, 1922, a son of the late John Moore and Anna Ouzts Moore. He graduated from Jonesville High School and Robinson Business School. Mr. Moore also completed several Speciality Courses in Cotton Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering and Quality Control. He retired from J.P. Stevens & Co.- Jonesville Plant as Industrial Engineering and Planning Manager. Mr. Moore was a Veteran of the U. S. Army Air Corps having served in World War II in the European Theater as Technical Supply NCO. While with the U.S. Air Corps, he was attached to Lockheed Oversees Corp. in Northern Ireland.

Survivors are; two sons: Claud Moore, Jr. and wife Brenda of Pacolet Mills, SC and Richard Moore and wife Mary of Union, two sisters: Betty Ochiltree of Taylors, SC and Virginia Scott of St. Augustine, Fl, two brothers: Leonard Moore and Johnny Moore both of Jonesville, five grandchildren: Lisa Canipe and husband Aron of Cherryville, NC, Amanda Newton and husband Trey of Union, Frank Moore of Anderson, Kenneth Moore of Gray, Ga and Jerri Baxter, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren .Mr Moore was predeceased by a son, Joe Moore and a sister, Grace Nelson.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, October 16, 2006 at Gilead Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. H. Lawton Neely and Rev. Jerry Lawson. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors.

Active pallbearers will be Corey West, Donald Babb, Marshall O’Shields, Henry Evans, Randy Medford, Trey Newton and Aron Canipe. The following are asked to assemble at the church at 1:45 PM Monday to form the Honorary Escort: Members of the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class of Gilead Baptist Church, John Carol Morris, Dean Morris, Bo Kirby and Grady Kirby.

The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Sunday evening at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

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

The family is at the home, 305 Rogerstown Rd., Jonesville, SC 29353.

October 16, 2006

Evadell Inman Brewington
Union, SC

Mrs. Evadell Inman Brewington, age 90, wife of Norman Brewington of 218 Mill Street, Union, SC died Saturday, October 14, 2006 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Brewington was born in Kelton, SC June 21, 1916, a daughter of the late Will Inman and Mae Hamm Inman. She was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving in addition to her husband are; a daughter, Mary Lois Swanger, a son, Norman Ray Brewington and wife Melanie all of Lockhart, a brother, Bud Inman of Union, three grandchildren: Lisa Shetley, Monica Wilson and Joey Blackwell, four great-grandchildren: Kevin Flowers, Christopher Wilson, Kelly Flowers and Chelsey Wilson and a great-great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Newton.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Benny Green and Rev. John Lee. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active Pallbearers will be Troy Brewington, Mickey Wilson, Kenny Puckett and Rusty Robinson.

The family will receive friends 2:00-2:45 Tuesday at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home prior to the service.

The family is at the home 218 Mill Street, Union, SC 29379.

October 20, 2006

Ruth B. Toney
Spartanburg, SC

Mrs. Ruth Bullington Toney, age 82, widow of James R. Toney of Marantha Manor, East Main St., Spartanburg, SC died Friday, October 20, 2006 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Toney was born in Union, SC July 7, 1924, a daughter of the late Claude Bullington and Willie Mae Phillips Bullington. She retired from Oakland Mill, Newberry, SC and was a member of Covenant Baptist Church.

Survivors are; a son, James H. Toney and wife Vicki of Spartanburg, two sisters: Estelle Chastain of Union and Louise Helmes of Laurens, three granddaughters: Robin Gregory of Spartanburg, Jill Horton of Pauline and Brooke Kelly of Spartanburg, three great-grandchildren: Meagan Gregory of Spartanburg, Emma Horton and Abby Horton both of Pauline.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, October 22, 2006 at Covenant Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Chuck Parrott. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

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

Judith Ann Kitchens Johnson
Spartanburg, SC

Mrs. Judith Ann Kitchens Johnson passed away on October 19, 2006 at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Union, SC on August 7, 1932, the daughter of Hubert H. and Virginia Cunningham Kitchens. She was a graduate of Union High School and Winthrop College Class of 1952. A teacher in the public schools of South Carolina for thirty-two years, she taught in Spartanburg, Union, Hartsville, West Columbia and Belton. A life-long member of the United Methodist Church, she served the church in numerous capacities over the years. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Spartanburg for the past sixteen years.

Judy is survived by her husband, David N. Johnson of Spartanburg, a daughter and son-in-law, Doctors Cindy and Donald Johnson-Taylor and a granddaughter, Olivia Cooley, all of Columbia. Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law: Bucky and Donna Kitchens of Union; a brother-in-law and sister-in- law: Robert and Libby Johnson of Chesnee; an aunt: Edith Cunningham Rhodes of Omaha, Nebraska; an aunt and uncle: Jim and Louise Johnson of Columbia, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 21 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm at Central United Methodist Church in Spartanburg.

A graveside service celebrating the life of Judith Kitchens Johnson will be held at Union Memorial Gardens on Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 pm conducted by Rev. Luther Rickenbaker and Rev. David Clyburn. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service at Holcombe Funeral Home in Union.

Memorials may be made to the Judith Kitchens Johnson Scholarship Fund through the Winthrop University Foundation, Tillman Hall, Rock Hill, SC 29733 or to Central United Methodist Church in Spartanburg at 233 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC, 29306.

October 22, 2006

Michael F. Kitchens
Union, S.C.

Mr. Michael F. Kitchens, 39, husband of Karen Cooksey Kitchens, of 114 Bates Ave. Ext., Union, died Sat. Oct. 21, 2006 at the MUSC after an extended illness.

Mr. Kitchens was born in Union, Dec. 22, 1966, a son of the late Johnny Kitchens and Joyce Howell Kitchens. He was former employed as a security guard at the Tyger River Correctional Facility and was a member of Ottarary Baptist Church. Mr. Kitchens was an avid football fan and NASCAR fan.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Casey Kitchens and Paige Cooksey both of the home; two sisters: Renea Millwood of Spartanburg and Denese Blackwood of Union; a brother: Stanley Howell of Union; nieces and nephews: Brook Blackwood, Amber Blackwood, Jessica Millwood, Selena Varney, Justin Howell and Travis Howell.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 at Ottaray Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Jerry Lawson and Chaplain George Rossi. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Williams, Wayne Gordon, Chuck Poole, Michael Berry, Melvin Linder and Steve Linder.

The family will receive friends 3:00 until 4:00 PM Monday at the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Ottaray Baptist Church, 200 Lowe St., Union, SC, 29379.

The family is at the home of his father-in-law: Fred and Judy Cooksey, 110 Bates Ave. Ext., Union, SC, 29379.

October 23, 2006

Fred J. Phillips
Union, S.C.

Mr. Fred Jackson Phillips, age 81, of 102 Churchill St., Union, husband of Betty M. Phillips, died unexpectedly at his home, Sunday Oct. 22, 2006.

Mr. Phillips was born in Union, November 2, 1924, a son of the late D.B. Phillips and Mallie Israel Phillips. He was first married to the late Martha James Phillips. Mr. Phillips was a graduate of Union High School and Cecil’s Business College and was a retired agent with Life of Virginia Insurance Co. He had previously served a 16 year term as Union County Coroner ending in 1973. Mr. Phillips was the last surviving Charter Member of Union High School Booster Club and was also a member of the Union Shrine Club, BPO Elks’s Lodge # 1321, was a mason and a member of the South Carolina Sheriff’s Association and the American Legion. He had served on the Union County Meals on Wheels Board and was inducted into the S.C. Fast Pitch Hall of Fame. Mr. Phillips was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter: Melissa P. Gregory and husband David of Union; a step-son: Phil Moore and wife Vickie of Union; a sister: Juanita Wilburn of Union; a brother: Bobby Phillips of Marion, SC; 7 grandchildren: Kevin Gregory of Murfreesboro, TN, Kyle Gregory of Columbia, Kacie Gregory, Beth Lancaster, Sam Phillips, Karli Sue Moore and Victoria Moore all of Union; two greatgrandson: Carter Gregory and Ayden Lancaster; a special niece, Jackie Cody and husband Frank of Union; a special nephew, Don Cody and wife Donna of Union. Mr. Phillips was predeceased by a son, Jimmy Phillips.

Funeral services will be held 3:00PM Tuesday, Oct, 24, 2006 at First Baptist Church of Union conducted by Rev. Robert Emory. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.

Active pallbearers will be Don Cody, David Phillips, Mike Phillips, Ralph Phillips, Mike Anthony, and Darryl Corley.

The following are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 PM Tuesday to form the honorary escort: C.P. "Bill" Stribling, Bob Dunlap, Bill Wingo, Bobby Brown, Gene Harmon, Dan Vaughan, Mickey Wingo, Larry Wilson, Tommy Anthony, Chuck Malone, Bill Wingo, III, Aubrey Adams, Johnny Greer, Rev. Forrest Davis and other friends from Wingo’s Tire.

The family will receive friends 7:00 until 9:00 PM Monday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Union County Meals on Wheels, c/o of Monte Lancaster, Arthur State Bank, Union, SC, 29379 or to First Baptist Church, 405 E. Main St., Union, SC, 29379 or to Union High School Booster Club, c/o Roger Bailey, Arthur State Bank, Union, SC, 29379.

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

Harold Dean Phipps
Jonesville, S.C.

Mr. Harold Dean Phipps, 62, husband of Rita Faye Roark Phipps, of 239 Proctor Rd. Jonesville, S.C. , died unexpectedly at his home Sunday, October 22, 2006.

Mr Phipps was born in Union, October 15, 1944, a son of Ada Parham Phipps and the late Samuel Leonard Phipps. He was a retired truck driver with the PST Co. Mr. Phipps was of the Pentecostal Faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a daughter: Deana Erwin of Jonesville; a son, Stacy Phipps and wife Lisa of Cherryville, N.C.; a brother: Sam Phipps

and wife Pam of Union and 4 grandchildren: Tonya Erwin, Cassie Erwin, Molly Phipps and Ben Phipps.

Funeral home will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday October 24, 2006 at the S. R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Ricky Cook. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Brian Brock, Danny Mize, Jim Woods, Jr., Bobby Horne, Lynn Crow, Mickey Cannon, Scott Roark and Harry Woods. The following are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 1:45 Tuesday to form the honorary escort: Tim Wilson and Robert McKenzie.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Monday.

The family is at the funeral home 239 Proctor Rd. Jonesville,S.C. 29379

October 24, 2006

Nellie Lee Callahan West
Formerly of Buffalo

Mrs. Nellie Lee Callahan West, age 82, formerly of Buffalo, SC , widow of Grady S. West died Monday, October 23, 2006 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. West was born February 19, 1924 in Cliffside, NC, a daughter of the late William L. and Elizabeth Humphries Callahan. She was a retired beautician and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Mrs. West was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Survivors are; a son, Gene West and wife Tammie of Union, a daughter, Carol Walker and husband Richard of Lynn, NC, eight grandchildren: Lamar Stribling, Russell Stribling, Robby Stribling, Stacey West Gault, Paul West, Jake West, Davey West and Ryan West and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. West was predeceased by a son, Samuel Dean West.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at S.R Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Elder John Lassiter. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Eddie Hulon, Paul West, Jake West, Davey West, Tommy Ford and Lynn Ford. The following are asked to assemble at the chapel at 2:45 PM Wednesday to form the honorary escort: Lamar Stribling, Russell Stribling and Robby Stribling.

The family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Tuesday evening at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

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

The family will be at the home of her son and daughter in law, Gene and Tammie West, 335 River Hills Rd., Union, SC 29379.

October 25, 2006

Virginia "Ginnie" James
Union, SC

Mrs. Virginia G. "Ginnie" James, age 84, formerly of 214 Catherine Street, Union, SC, widow of William Frank James, Sr. died Sunday, October 22, 2006 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. James was born in Union, SC September 27, 1922 , a daughter of the late Frank and Ramoth Frances Bailey Glass. She was a graduate of Union High School and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where she served on the Altar Guild, Pastor-Parish Relation Committee, a Sunday School Teacher, and a member of the Circle of Hope. Mrs. James was also a member of the Union Lioness Club, Union Jr. Charity League and helped to start "The Canteen" at Wallace Thomson Hospital. She was a homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother and an avid Bridge player.

Survivors are; two sons: Dr. Bill James and wife Brenda of Spartanburg and Dr. Paul B. James and wife Julie of Seven Lakes, NC, two granddaughters: Alison James of Southern Pines, NC and Ann Marie James of Seven Lakes, NC, a grandson, William Frank "Tripp" James, III of Greenville and a sister Sara Glass Collier of Southern Pines, NC. Mrs. James was predeceased by three sisters and a brother: Marie Glass, Nettie Glass, Janie Glass Shetley and Billy Glass.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Gary Byrd.

The following are asked to assemble at the cemetery at 1:45 PM Saturday to form the Honorary Escort: George " Pug" Tate, Jr., Jack Roper, Jr., Allan From, John Otten, Jack Rash, Paul Owen and Rob Bolin.

The family will receive friends 10:00-12:00 Saturday morning at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home and also in the Women’s Parlor of Grace United Methodist Church immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church Street, Union, SC 29379.

October 26, 2006

Billy Ray Austin
Union, SC

Mr. Billy Ray Austin, age 65, of 400 Blassingame Street, Union, SC, widower of Carrie Inman Austin died Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Austin was born in Union, SC August 15, 1941, a son of the late Nellie Katie Austin Todd. He retired from United Merchants-Buffalo Plant and Conso and was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors are; two daughters: Linda Jolly and husband Olin and Polly Reasoner and husband Dale all of Union, four sons: Tom Martin, David Martin and wife Faye all of Buffalo, Sam Martin and wife Penny, Jimmy Martin and wife Cheryl all of Union, three brothers: W.S. Austin, George Austin and wife Sherry and Fred Austin all of Union, two sisters: Josephine Todd and Lula Fowler both of Union, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, October 28, 2006 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Jerry Ford and Rev. Larry Padgett. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Tommy Reasoner, Jamie Martin, Tim Martin, Josh Woods, Kerry Woods, Wayne Kershan, Josh Ochiltree and Shannon Austin.

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

The family is at the home of his daughter, Linda Jolly, 817 Beltline Rd., Union, SC 29379.

Cecil M. Smith
Union, SC

Mrs. Cecil Maness Smith, age 89, widow of Fred Houston Smith formerly of 206 Smith Rd., Buffalo, died Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Smith was born in Nora, Va., September 17, 1917, a daughter of the late Sterling and Charity Minor Maness. She was a member of Buffalo United Methodist Church and was retired from United Merchants, Buffalo Plant.

Survivors are; a daughter, Mrs. Linda S. (Jack) Kelly of Union, two sisters: Miss Valice Maness and Mrs. Ruby (J.W.) Ford all of Buffalo, three brothers: Loyd Maness of Buffalo, Henry Maness and wife Elizabeth and James Maness and wife Mary all of Union; two grandsons: Paulius Vaina of Vilnius, Lithnania and Nazar Kharivsky of the home and a host of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant son, three brothers: Elmor Maness, Ralph Maness, Glennis Maness and a sister: Fannie M. Barker.

Memorial graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Kevin Dalton and Mr. Jimmy Maness.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

The family is at the home of her daughter: Mrs. Jack Kelly, 113 W. South St., Union, SC, 29379 where they will receive friends immediately following the graveside service.

Carlyle L. Roberts
Union, SC

Mr. Carlyle L. Roberts, age 73, of 1329 Peach Orchard Rd., Union, SC, widower of Ethel Lambert Roberts, died Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at his home.

Mr. Roberts was born in Stokesdale, NC December 20, 1933, a son of the late Kelly and Nora Vaughn Roberts. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Roberts retired from Torrington Company and was a member of BPO Elks Lodge #1321. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Union.

Survivors are; a daughter, Gail R. Sexton and husband Tony of Union, three sisters: Frances Thompson of Greensboro, NC, Annie Lou Reid of Winston, NC and Naomia Crews of Kernsville, NC, two grandsons: Dennis Gregory and wife Mandy of Summerville and Jonathan Sexton of Union, two great-grandchildren: Reagan Gregory and Brayden Gregory and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Aulbrey Calvert and Rev. Robert Emory. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Roy Adams, Bobby Dehart, Bill Wingo, Dave Anderson, David Anderson and Johnny Sexton.

The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 PM Friday evening at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Home Care, 120 Heywood Avenue, Spartanburg, SC 29305 or to the First Baptist Church, 406 E. Main Street, Union, SC 29379 or to the Fairforest Baptist Church, 1917 Jonesville Hwy., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 1329 Peach Orchard Rd., Union, SC .

October 27, 2006

Mary Trantham Hodge
Union, SC

Mrs. Mary Trantham Hodge, age 82, wife of Curtiss Wilburn Hodge, Sr., formerly of Catawba Street, Union, died Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Hodge was born in Pacolet, SC, April 7, 1924, a daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Wells Trantham. She was a member of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving in addition to her husband are; two sons: C. Wilbur Hodge, Jr and wife Carolyn "Pitsy" of Simpsonville and Lynn W. Hodge of Greenville. Mrs. Hodge was predeceased by a daughter, Emma Hodge Nichols.

Also surviving are; a son-in-law, John Nichols of Simpsonville, two half-brothers: Wayne Trantham and Billy Trantham, three half-sisters: Bobbie Barber, Andrea Whitener and Linda Betenbaugh all of Union, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charlie and Doris Hodge of Union, seven grandchildren: Susan Burnette of Fountain Inn, Elanor Rogers of Simpsonville, David Hodge of Greenville, Lynn Hodge, Jr. of Columbia, Taylor Riley of Orangeburg, Lauren Farmer and Brett Nichols both of Simpsonville and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, October 29, 2006 at Duncan Acres United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Tommy Bailey. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be; David Hodge, Lynn Hodge, Jr., Brett Nichols, Darrell Burnett, Dixon Rogers, Kevin Farmer and Fred Riley. The staff of Oakmont Nursing Home and Hospice Care of S.C. of Union are asked to sit in a group.

The family will receive friends 2:00-3:00 PM Sunday in the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Duncan Acres United Methodist Church, 417 Rice Avenue, Union, SC 29379 or to the Hospice Care of S.C., Union Unit, 408 N. Duncan By Pass, Suite 6, , Union, SC 29379.

The family is at their respective homes.

Helen B. Keasler
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Helen Bland Bramlett Keasler, age 81, widow of Paul Keasler, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006 at Magnolia Manor in Inman, SC.

Mrs. Keasler was born in Fort Mill, SC, Jan. 25, 1925 a daughter of the late Mary M. Patterson Bland.

Surviving are a son: Ronnie Wayne Bramlett of Lexington; a nephew: Harold Keisler and wife Pam of Union and several other nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held, 2:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Ricky Cook.

The family is at the home of her nephew, Harold Keisler, 336 John St. Union, SC, 29379.

October 28, 2006

John P. Carwile
Union, S.C.

Mr. John Preston Carwile, age 77, husband of Gloria Glymph Carwile, 301 Glendale Rd., Union, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006.

Mr. Carwile was born in Calhoun Falls, Dec. 19, 1928, a son of the late Addison Brooks Carwile, Sr., and Alice Callaham Carwile. He was a 1949 graduate of Clemson University and a veteran of the U.S. Army Reservist. Mr. Carwile was owner and former manager of the John Carwile Personnel Consultants, Inc. in Union, where he staffed textile companies through out the United States. He was also formerly employed with Milliken and Co., Excelsior Plant and Cone Mill, Carlisle Plant. Mr. Carwile was member of the First Baptist Church where he previously served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of the BPO Elks Lodge # 1321 and was a past president of the Union Jaycees. Mr. Carwile was a devoted and loving husband, father and grand father.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Gail Carwile Hamrick and husband Wardlaw of Gaffney and Allison Carwile Wilson and husband Phil of Spartanburg; two sons: Steven Wallace Carwile and wife Ann of Seneca and Preston Brooks Carwile of Union; four sisters: Frances C. Arrington and husband Bob of Clemson, Dot C. Woodhurst and husband Stan of Augusta, GA, Mary Leila C. Andrews and husband Bob of Wilmington, NC, and Beth C. McLeod and husband Gene of Wake Forest, NC; a sister-in-law: Marianne Carwile Bartrum of Spartanburg; 10 grandchildren: Catherine H. Hampton and husband Kevin, Cameron Hamrick, Addison Hamrick, Jonathan Carwile, S. Preston Carwile, Paige Carwile, Caroline Carwile, Preston B. Carwile, McKenzie Wilson and Branch Wilson; one great-grandchild: Patrick Hampton. Mr. Carwile was predeceased by a brother, Addison Carwile Jr.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at First Baptist Church of Union conducted by Rev. Robert Emory. Burial will be at 4:30PM at the Long Cane Cemetery in Abbeville, SC.

The following grandsons will serve as active pallbearers: Cameron Hamrick, Addison Hamrick, Jonathan Carwile, S. Preston Carwile, Preston B. Carwile, Branch Wilson and Kevin Hampton.

The family will receive friends Monday from 12:30 until 1:45PM at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall prior to the funeral service.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 405 E. Main St., Union, SC, 29379.

The family is at the home, 301 Glendale Rd., Union, SC, 29379.

October 30, 2006

Charles Maxcy Coleman
Buffalo, S.C.

Mr. Charles Maxcy "Diddy Boo" Coleman, age 62, husband of Arana Talley Coleman of 1307 Linersville Rd., Buffalo, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at the Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.

Mr. Coleman was born in Buffalo, June 12, 1944, a son of the late Willie and Gertrude Elrod Coleman. He was retired Director of the Union County Detention Center and had previously served as a law enforcement officer for the town of Jonesville. Mr. Coleman was a graduate of the Fruitland Bible Seminary in Hendersonville, NC and the Mid-Atlantic Bible College in Rock Hill. He formerly served as pastor of College Street Baptist Church in Newberry, Calvary Baptist Church in Barnwell and Hopewell Baptist Church in Blacksburg where he maintained his membership. Mr. Coleman was a member of the S.C. Law Enforcement Association and the Union County Coon Hunters Association.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Brandi C. Rochester and husband Kevin of Pacolet and Christa Coleman of Greenwood; three sisters: Brenda C. Wells and husband Stanley of Buffalo, Helen C. Kelly of Arlington, TX, and Nell C. Ponder and husband Max of Buffalo; two brothers: Harold Coleman and wife Linda of Buffalo and Ronald Coleman and wife Ann of Wellford. Mr. Coleman was a loving grandfather to two grandchildren: Payne Coleman and Aleah Lazurick. He was predeceased by a grandson, Cody Keeler, a sister, Bobbie Justice and a brother Dan Coleman.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at Putman Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Jerry Lawson and Rev. Joe Stover. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Ronnie MCDaniel, Donnie Betenbaugh, Stanley Haney, Chris Boulware, Roy Brackins and Russell Inabinet.

The following are asked to sit in a group, Employees of the Union Co. Detention Center, members of the Union Co. Coon Hunters Club and Mr. Coleman’s friends at the Courthouse.

The family will receive friends after the service in the church.

The family is at the home, 1307 Linersville Rd., Buffalo, SC, 29321.

 

 



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