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October 2007

October 1, 2007

Mary Odom Hovis
Union, SC

Mrs. Mary Odom Hovis, age 78 of 285 Haney Cemetery Rd., Union, SC, widow of William L. Hovis, Sr died Monday, October 1, 2007 at her home.

Mrs. Hovis was born in Kings Mt., NC February 28, 1929, a daughter of the late Marvin W. Odom and Mary Morrow Odom. She was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors are a daughter, Brenda Alford of Rock Hill; a son, William L. Hovis, Jr of Union; three sisters: Marnita Mason of Indiana, Marvis Hoggatt of Florida and Marion Crall of Texas; a brother, Mark Odom of Tennessee; four grandchildren: Kevin Alford of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Krystal McKenzie and Jerry Hovis both of Rock Hill and Sierra Hovis of Union and four great-grandchildren: Lauren Alford and Alexis Alford both of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Sara McKenzie and Brittany Alford both of Rock Hill.

No services are planned at this time.

October 2, 2007

Bruce Gregory
Union, SC

Mr. Grady Bruce Gregory, age 62 of 3439 Lockhart Hwy, Union, SC, widower of Docia Ann Stewart Gregory died Monday, October 1, 2007 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Gregory was born in Union, SC May 30, 1945, a son of the late Allen Gregory and Mammie Lou Northernton Gregory. He was a retired self employed housing contractor and was a member of Brown’s Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons: Jimmy Gregory and wife Rhonda and Ronnie Gregory and wife Nichole; a sister, Elsie Brewington Eller; a daughter-in-law, April Holt Gregory all of Union; eight grandchildren: Brittany Gregory, Marissa Gregory, Dustan Gregory, Nathan Gregory, Tyler Gregory, Colby Gregory, Brett Gregory and Owen Gregory. Mr. Gregory was predeceased by a son, Dennis Gregory and a brother, Bob Gregory.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, October 4, 2007 at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by Rev. John Lee. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Todd Brewington, Robbie Stewart, Jimmy Williams, Gene Adams, David Baldwin and William Erwin.

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

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

The family is at the home of his son, Ronnie and Nichole Gregory, 139 Bentley Town Rd., Union, SC.

October 3, 2007


Elizabeth A. Lunsford
Union, SC

Elizabeth A. Lunsford, age 79 widow of James Lunsford of 133 Ben Black Road Union, SC. died Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at her home.

Mrs. Lunsford was born in Santuc SC. December 14, 1927, a daughter of the late Nim Austin and Arzie Peafuff Austin. She was retired from Milliken and Company- Midway Plant and was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church.

Survivors are two daughters: Pat Cantrell and husband Jim of Union, and Joyce Bradford and husband, Curt of Charleston, SC.; two sisters: Minnie Knox and Gladys Henderson; two brothers: Doug Austin and Fant Austin all of Union; grandchildren: Christina and Mike Earl, Jason and Renee Bradford, Kim and Jason Inabinet, Heather and Jimmy Tyson; six great- grandchildren: Harrison, Anna, Jake, Jimmy, Emma, and Mia.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, October 5, 2007 at Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Aulbrey Calvert and Rev. Curt Bradford. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Devon Henderson, Dennis Henderson, Kendall Austin, Donnie Puckett, Rev. Joey Shetley, and Joel Candler.

Visitation will be held 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Thursday night at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home, 133 Ben Black Rd., Union.

Memorials maybe made to: Hospice Care of SC-Union Unit,408 N. Duncan By Pass, Suite 6, Union, SC. 29379 or Fairforest Baptist Church,1917 Jonesville Hwy. Union, SC. 29379.

October 4, 2007

Violet Quinn Bailey
Union, SC

Mrs. Violet Quinn Bailey, age 76, wife of Norman L. Bailey of 111 Highland Drive, Union, SC died Thursday, October 4, 2007 at the home of her son, Jackie L. Cannon.

Mrs. Bailey was born in Buffalo, SC March 7, 1931, a daughter of the late William

C. Quinn and Addie Dyer Quinn. She retired from Milliken & Co - Midway Finishing and was of the Methodist Faith.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons: Lindsey Cannon and wife Debra and Jackie L. Cannon and fiancee Shirley Dorsey all of Union; two brothers: Roy Quinn and Benny Quinn both of Union and Jeffery Scott "Buddy" Quinn of New Bern, NC; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bailey was predeceased by two sisters, Pauline Q. Stephenson and Ruby Nell Q. Davis.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Jerry Lawson and Rev. Ricky Cook.

Active pallbearers will be Dennis Quinn, Denny Quinn, William Quinn, Danny Cannon, Jeff Cannon and Eddie Gilbert.

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

The family is at the home of her son Jackie L. Cannon, 251 Old English Rd., Union, SC 29379.

October 5, 2007

Larry Knox
Jonesville, SC

Mr. Harold Larry Knox, age 57, husband of Patricia Lynn Boulware Knox of 347 Lee Road, Jonesville, SC died Thursday, October 4, 2007 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after a sudden illness.

Mr. Knox was born in Clinton, SC December 22, 1949, a son of the late Harold Knox and Dorothy Kelley Knox. He was a graduate of Union High School and previously worked with Wellington Leisure Products in Jonesville. He was a member of Putman Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters: Lisa Haney and husband Terry of Buffalo, Lorie McAbee of the home and Leslie McAbee and husband Jonathan of Buffalo; a sister, Barbara Green of Roebuck; two brothers: John Knox of Chester and Sonny Knox of Boiling Springs and seven grandchildren: Jonathan McAbee, Chase Knox, Nate McAbee, Autumn "Au-Au" McAbee, Matt Haney, Chelsea Haney and Claire Haney.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, October 7, 2007 at Putman Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Ted Hodges and Dr. Ricky Cook. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Buck Crane, Neal Crane, David Beck, Donald Southerland, Brian Castle and Chris Castle. The following are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 PM to form the Honorary Escort: Jason Millwood, Donnie Sumner and Amos Boulware.

Visitation will be held 7:00-9:00 Pm Saturday night at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home of his daughter, Lisa and Terry Haney, 860 Main Street, Buffalo, SC.

October 10, 2007

Mildred Hawkins
Union, SC

Mrs. Mildred Leonhardt Hawkins, age 77, widow of Horace E. Hawkins died Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Hawkins was born in Union, SC February 3, 1930, a daughter of the late Heyward Leonhardt and Aileen Lawson Leonhardt. She was a member of Putman Baptist Church and was formerly employed with Wallace Thomson Hospital and O’Dell’s Cafe.

Survivors are two sons: Stan Hawkins and wife Betty J. and David L. Hawkins and wife Brenda all of Union; two grandchildren: Brett Hawkins and Jill Sanders and one great-grandchild, Joey Chase Sanders. Mrs. Hawkins was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Wayne Hawkins and two brothers: Bobby Leonhardt and Frank Leonhardt.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, October 12, 2007 at Putman Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Ted Hodges and Rev. Jerry Lawson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body will remain at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home where those desiring may pay their respects Thursday between the hours of 12:00 noon and 8:00 PM.

The family will receive friends 1:30-3:00 PM Friday at Putman Baptist Church prior to the service.

October 11, 2007

Alice Marie DeHart Sanders
Union, SC

Mrs. Alice Marie DeHart Sanders, age 65 of 2017 Berry Farm Road, Union, SC and 1819 Sago Palm Street, Palm Bay, FL, widow of Bobby Lee Sanders died at her home in Palm Bay on October 4, 2007.

Marie was the daughter of the late Louie Jacob DeHart, Sr. and Alberta Traylor DeHart. She was also predeceased by an infant daughter, Allyson Marie; brother Richard Melvin DeHart and a sister, Gwendolyn DeHart Padgett.

Marie is survived by her sons, David Nathaniel Sanders and Kevin Brice Sanders and wife Judy; three grandchildren: Tyler, Dominic and Morgan; sisters LeeOna Blair and Sara Jane Fowler; brothers Louie "Mac" DeHart, Jr., John Wayne DeHart and William "Billy" DeHart.

A Memorial Service will be held at Carlisle United Methodist Church, Highway 215, Carlisle at 12 O’clock Noon on Saturday, October 13, 2007. Visitation immediately following the service. A private graveside service will take place at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Meals on Wheels, % Monty

Lancaster, Arthur State Bank, Union, SC 29379 or to the Kelly Chapel Cemetery, % Ola Jean Kelly, 117 Fant Lane, Union, SC 29379.

S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

October 12, 2007

Brenda Lee Belue
Lockhart, SC

Mrs. Brenda Lee Black Belue, age 64, wife of Curtis D. Belue of 128 South Main Street, Lockhart, SC died Thursday, October 11, 2007 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Belue was born in Union, SC July 11, 1943, a daughter of Mildred "Mit" Cabaniss Black of Lockhart and the late Carl Jeff Black. She graduated Lockhart High School, retired from Conso Products Company and was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are a daughter, Judy Turner and husband Gary; a son, Kenneth "Bo" Belue; a sister, Sue B. Deal and husband Gary all of Lockhart; two grandchildren: Jeffrey Turner and Brandon Turner and a special "adopted" daughter, Rhonda Young Gibson. Mrs. Belue was predeceased by a grandson, Travis Turner.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, October 14, 2007 at Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Ben Hill, Rev. Brian Bishop and Rev. Robert Branch. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Butch Foster, Todd Palmer, Mike Smith, Mike Allen, Luke Jenkins and Roy Adams. The staff of Hospice Care of South Carolina - Union Unit are asked to sit in a group.

Visitation will be held 7:00-8:30 PM Saturday night at the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina - Union Unit, 408 N. Duncan By Pass, Suite 6, Union, SC 29379 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621.

The family is at the home, 128 South Main Street, Lockhart, SC 29364.

David Blaine Bogan
Buffalo, SC

Mr. David Blaine Bogan, age 80, husband of Reba Gregory Bogan of 3007 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Buffalo, SC died Friday, October 12, 2007 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Bogan was born in West Springs, SC May 23, 1927, a son of the late Thurston Bogan and Bertie Bogan Bogan. He was a 1948 graduate of Union High School and retired from Milliken & Co-Midway Plant. Mr. Bogan was a Veteran of the US Marine Corp having served in World War II and was an active member of Buffalo United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Chancel Choir, the Men’s Choir and a former member of the Administrative Board and the Board of Trustees. He was also a former member of the Union County Board of Education. Mr. Bogan was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving in addition to his wife of fifty-six years are two daughters: Lynn B. McJunkin of Lancaster and Susan B. Cunningham of Newberry; six grandchildren: Elijah McJunkin, Laura Cunningham, Aubrey McJunkin, Julia McJunkin, David Cunningham and Emily Cunningham and one great grandson, Luke McJunkin. Mr. Bogan was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, October 14, 2007 at Buffalo United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Kevin Dalton and Rev. Johnny Burgess. Burial will be in Bogansville United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Buffalo United Methodist Church, 108 Hill Street, Buffalo, SC 29321 or to Bogansville United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 4052 Buffalo West Springs Hwy, Jonesville, SC 29353 or to a charity of one’s choice.

The family is at the home, 3007 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Buffalo, SC.

October 13, 2007

Nancy Shetley Puckett
Former Textile Employee

Mrs. Nancy Puckett, age 51, wife of Dean Puckett of 630 Old Buncombe Road, Union, SC died Saturday, October 13, 2007 at her home after a long battle with cancer.

Mrs. Puckett was born in Union County, September 23, 1956, a daughter of Mary Chaney Groves of Union and the late Donald E. Shetley, Sr. Her faith was in the Lord Jesus Christ and she attended Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church. Nancy was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, nannny and a "cancer survivor" in heaven.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are two children: Sheila Gallman and husband Dean of Union and Dennis Bevis, Jr and wife Tracy of Buffalo; four grandchildren: Amber Gallman, Tiffani Gallman, Trey Bevis and Reid Bevis; one step-grandson, Michael Conejo all of Union; two brothers: Mark Shetley and Gene Shetley and a special aunt, Ferol Haney all of Buffalo.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Carroll Caldwell and Rev. Lynn Ford. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be J.L. Knox, Herman Blalock, Josh Bevis, Jeff Mason, Wayne Todd and Jason Cameron.

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

The family is at the home, 630 Old Buncombe Road, Union, SC 29379.

October 14, 2007

Patricia Satterfield DesChamps
Clinton, SC

Mrs. Patricia Satterfield DesChamps, age 72 of 801 Musgrove Street, Clinton, SC died Sunday, October 14, 2007 at the Presbyterian Home in Clinton.

Mrs. DesChamps was born in Union, SC October 20, 1934, a daughter of the late William Wilson Satterfield, Jr and Grace Waldrop Satterfield. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and received her Master Degree from Converse College; was a member of Dela Kappa Gamma. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Union where she was an Elder and formerly served as Clerk of Sessions. Mrs. DesChamps was also a member of the Union Arts Council and Friends of the Library.

Surviving are three daughters: Leah DesChamps Leonhardt and husband Ken of Union, Yvette DesChamps Parrish and husband Lowell of Rutherfordton, NC and Michelle DesChamps Corson and husband Mark of Maryville, MO; six grandchildren: Jordan Rhea Leonhardt, Andrew Rhys Parrish, Stefan Patrick Leonhardt, Morgan Michelle Parrish, Amsley Taylor Corson and Ashton Elyse Corson and a loving companion Hershey.

A memorial service will be held 5:00 PM Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at First Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Robert Alexander.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Blvd, Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, SC Chapter, 41254 Clemson Blvd, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Leah & Ken Leonhardt, 107 Beechtree Place, Union where they will receive friends 5:30-7:00 PM Monday evening.

October 15, 2007

Paul Hawkins
Lockhart, SC

Mr. Paul Hawkins, age 68, husband of Shirley McCall Hawkins of 122 Union Rd., Lockhart, SC died Sunday, October 14, 2007 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Hawkins was born in Lockhart, SC May 14, 1939, a son of the late Colie Hawkins and Blanche Childers Hawkins. He retired from Wellington Ind., Jonesville and was a member of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Hawkins was a former member of the S.C. National Guards.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter: Tammy Austin and husband Clyde of Lockhart; two grandchildren: Tiffany Austin of Lockhart and Kim Austin of Jonesville and one great-grandchild, Phoebe Harkins of Jonesville, two nephews: Tommy Haney and Jimmy Haney and several nieces. Mr. Hawkins was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Ann Hawkins and a sister, Earline Haney.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brian Bishop and Rev. Paul Childers.

Visitation will be held 7:00-9:00 PM Tuesday night at the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church.

The family will be at the home, 122 Union Rd., Lockhart, SC.

William Eddie O’Dell
Buffalo, S.C.

Mr. William Eddie O’Dell, age 65, husband of Brenda Youngblood O’Dell of 204 Riley Rd., Buffalo, died Thursday, October 11, 2007 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Mr. O’Dell was born in Jonesville, June 26, 1942, a son of the late William Henry and Winnie Gertrude Harvey O’Dell. He was retired from Torrington Co., Tyger River Plant and was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. Mr. O’Dell was also a member of the Prudence Masonic Lodge in Jonesville and was a former member of the S.C. National Guard, Union Unit.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: five daughters: Dale Groves and husband Jeff of Buffalo, Patty Canupp of Union, Susan Nations of Putman, Patricia Housand and husband Kevin of Moncks Corner, and Francine Anderson of Buffalo; six sons: Eddie Wayne O’Dell and wife Lynn of Boiling Springs, Marvin Greer of Buffalo, Tommy O’Dell of Pacolet, David Randall O’Dell and wife Erika of Clarksville, TN, Donald Eugene O’Dell of Buffalo and Troy Champion and wife Carla of Buffalo; one brother; Ronnie O’Dell and wife Cathy of Jonesville; one sister: Doris Hagan of Spartanburg; 27 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Mr. O’Dell was predeceased by his first wife Martha Bell O’Dell, a daughter: Beth Black, a sister: Helen Tisdale, a brother: Bobby O’Dell, two grandchildren: Melody Black and Donise Church.

A celebration of life service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, October 14, 2007 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Randy Pettit and Rev. Jerry Lawson. Burial will be at Putman Baptist Church cemetery with Masonic Rites.

Active pallbearers will be Wayne Arthur, Allen Atkinson, Ricky Black, Walt Gainey, Jeff Morris and Neil Elliott.

The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 PM 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, 204 Riley Rd., Buffalo, SC, 29321.

Frances Alexander Lane
Warrenville, SC

Mrs. Frances Alexander Lane, age 85 of 108 Justin Street, Warrenville, SC, widow of Ernest C. Lane died Sunday, October 14, 2007 at Aiken Regional Medical Center, Aiken SC.

Mrs. Lane was born in Chester County, SC January 25, 1922, a daughter of the late Wallace T. Alexander and Jessie Fowler Alexander. She was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church and retired from the State Hospital in Columbia as a nurses’ aid. Mrs. Lane was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed her family.

Survivors are two daughters: Ernestine Reep of Morganton, NC and Diane Norton of Columbia; a son, Larry A. Lane of Warrenville, SC; a sister, Rosanell Adams; two brothers: Carroll Alexander and Tom Alexander all of Union; seven grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lane was predeceased by a sister, Madlyn Adams and a brother, Alvin Alexander.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Mr. Tom Alexander and Mr. Aubrey Adams. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Tommy Alexander, Jason Davis, Carol Alexander, Jr., Chris Alexander, Ron Adams and Al Adams.

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

The family is at their respective homes.

October 16, 2007

Thomas Woodrow Wages
Buffalo, SC

Mr. Thomas Woodrow Wages, age 94, husband of Ruth Lawson Wages of 1005 Main Street, Buffalo, SC died Monday, October 15, 2007 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Wages was born in Leeds, SC August 20, 1913, a son of the late John Edward Wages and Ada Elizabeth Nance Wages. He retired from United Merchants- Union Mill after over forty years of service. Mr. Wages was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II, August 5, 1942-November 1, 1945. He served overseas in the European African Middle Eastern Theater III from 1943-1945. Mr. Wages was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Honorable Discharge as Technician Third Grade, 3455th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Co. He was a member of the American Legion Post 87, Buffalo, SC. Mr. Wages was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church where he was a member of the Men’s Adult Sunday School Class. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Wages was predeceased by two sisters and eight brothers: Edith Miller and Cora Elizabeth Johnson, Ernest Earl Wages, Clyde L. Wages, Eugene Wages, Lawrence E. Wages, James B. Wages, Cole B. Wages, Richard O. Wages and Harold D. Wages.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, October 19, 2007 at S.R. Hoclombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Tim Anderson and Rev. Jerry Lawson. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Richard L. Lawson, Thomas R. Lawson, Benjamin Wages, Ben Wages, Ed Wages and Ronnie Wages. The following are asked to assemble at the chapel at 2:45 PM to form the Honorary Escort: Joe Wages, Tommy O’Shields, Marvin McCullough, Chester Lawson, Doug P. Wages, Dr. David Keith and members of the Senior Adult Men of Buffalo Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held 6:30-8:30 PM Thursday night at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

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

The family will be at the home, 1005 Main Street, Buffalo, SC.

October 19, 2007

Matrel O’Shields Stribling
Former Putman Community Resident

Mrs. Matrel O’Shields Stribling, age 90, wife of Robert Frank "Bob" Stribling, formerly a resident of the Putman Community Union, died Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at the Autumn Care of Saluda.

Mrs. Stribling was born in Union, SC, December 6, 1916, a daughter of the late Webster "Webb" O’Shields and Helen Smith O’Shields. She retired as an assistant librarian at Union Carnegie Library. Mrs. Stribling was a member of Putman Baptist Church where she served as a former Sunday School Teacher for the Adult Ladies Class and the Junior Class, WMU President, a Sunbeam Leader, a member of the Choir and was active in individual ministry to the shut-ins.

Mrs. Stribling was a loving wife of 69 years, married on October 22, 1938, and a devoted mother and grandmother.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters: Helen McInnis and husband Dan of Alcolu, SC and Connie Kuykendall and husband Terry of Columbus, NC; a sister, Hazel Babb and husband Bill of Buffalo; eight grandsons and thirteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Stribling was predeceased by a son , Larry Stribling, and three brothers: Horace O’Shields, Emmette O’Shields and Ryan O’Shields.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Putman Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Donald Tillman. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Dennis Sherbert, Walker Smith, Ricky Scott, Donald Babb, Jay Sanders and Jimmy Sanders.

The family will receive friends immediately following the committal service in the church Fellowship Hall.

The family is at the home of her sister, Bill and Hazel Babb, 3639 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Buffalo, SC, 29321.

Memorials may be made to Putman Baptist Church, 3692 Buffalo West-Springs Hwy., Buffalo, SC 29321.

Evelyn Glance Starnes
Spartanburg, SC

Mrs. Evelyn Glance Starnes, age 80 of 643 South Center Street, Spartanburg, SC, widow of Linzie Phillip Starnes died Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Starnes was born in Chester County, SC June 4, 1927, a daughter of the late John Robert Glance and Sula Farr Glance. She was a graduate of Sharon High School and was of the Presbyterian Faith. Mrs. Starnes was formerly of Charlotte, NC.

Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Ruth Starnes of Alexandria, Va; two sons: Rodney Starnes of Spartanburg and Robert Phillip Starnes of Greensboro, NC; five sisters: Jeanette Johnson of Lockhart, Agnes Wood and Polly Slagle both of Greensboro, NC, Elsie Ward of Southern Pine, NC and Yolette Kington of Highpoint, NC and two grandchildren. Mrs. Starnes was predeceased by a brother Charles Glance.

The family will receive friends 1:00-2:00 PM Sunday, October 21, 2007 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Monday at Sunset Memory Gardens in Charlotte, NC.

The family is at their respective homes.

October 24, 2007

Phillip Arnold Grant
Union, SC

Mr. Phillip Arnold Grant, age 47 of 212 Bobo Street, Union, SC died Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at his home.

Mr. Grant was born in Union, SC, July 29, 1960 a son of Mary Louis Austin Grant of the home and the late Arnold Morris Grant. He was a self employed construction worker.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers: Bill Ray Grant and wife Patricia of Woodruff and Joseph Benji Grant of the home, a niece, Chastity Grant and a nephew, Kevin Grant.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, October 26, 2007 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Ricky Cook. Burial will be in Lower Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Randy Cook, Mickey Wilson, Doug Wilson, Everette Green, Thomas E. Grant and Doug Austin.

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

Memorials may be made to Phillip Arnold Grant Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 212 Bobo Street, Union, SC.

Erlene Gist Hyatt
Putman Community

Mrs. Erlene Gist Hyatt, age 77, wife of Louie F. Hyatt of 3721 Buffalo West Springs Hwy, Jonesville, SC, Putman Community, died Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health.

Mrs. Hyatt was born in Union County, SC July 7, 1930, a daughter of the late Ben H. Gist and Myrtle Lawson Gist. She was a graduate of Union High School and Spartanburg Business College. Mrs. Hyatt retired from the Department of Social Services and was a member of Bogansville United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir and a member of Freida Fuller Sunday School Class.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Lu Anne Hyatt Johnson of Seneca, SC; three sisters: Carrie Louise Gregory of Putman Community, Fannie Ruth Hyatt and Mildred G. Bogan both of West Springs Community. Mrs. Hyatt was predeceased by a daughter, Connie Hyatt and a sister, Agnes G. Adams.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, October 26, 2007 at Bogansville United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Gary Peterson and Rev. Doug Gilliland. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Rodney Bogan, Wayne Henderson, Jeff Lawson, Steve Lawson, Billy Lawson and Ronnie Lawson. Members of Freida Fuller Sunday School Class are asked to sit in a group.

Visitation will be held 1:00-2:45 PM Friday at the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Bogansville United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4052 Buffalo West Springs Hwy, Jonesville, SC 29353 or to the Alzheimers Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621.

The family is at the home, 3721 Buffalo West Springs Hwy, Putman Community, Jonesville, SC.

October 26, 2007

Lillian Brank Allen
Union, SC

Mrs. Lillian Brank Allen, age 83, of 4724 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy, Union, SC, widow of Hovey Allen died Thursday, October 25, 2007 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Allen was born in Rock Hill, SC December 5, 1923, a daughter of the late Ransom L. Brank and Idella Smith Brank. She was a graduate of Lockhart High School; a member of Lockhart First Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir and served as Music Director for Vacation Bible School for many years and was a member of the Lockhart Senior Citizens. Mrs. Allen was a former President of Lockhart School PTA.

Surviving are two daughters: Cathy Hyatt and husband Phil of Spartanburg and Nan Ruppe and husband Alan of Gaffney; a sister, Margaret Steen of Rock Hill; three grandchildren: Tracy Vanderford of Union, Jena Turner and husband Cody of Chesnee and Colton Cabaniss of Gaffney and two great-grandchildren: Sydnie Vanderford and Carlee Turner. Mrs. Allen was predeceased by a total of nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, October 28, 2007 at Lockhart First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Ben Hill. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lockhart, P.O. Box 190, Lockhart, SC 29364.

The family is at the home, 4724 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy, Lockhart Community, Union, SC 29379.

October 27, 2007

James M. Crawford
Fort Mill, S.C.

Mr. James M. Crawford, age 87, husband of Marie Bayne Mosko Crawford, of 128 Jason Court, Fort Mill, SC, died Friday, October 26, 2007 at the Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Mr. Crawford was born in Union, October 16, 1920 a son of the late Benjamin and Molly Frazier Crawford. He was a graduate of Union High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in WWII in the European Theater. Mr. Crawford was retired from Ingersol-Rand and had previously work with Milliken Co., Lockhart Plant for 26 years. He was a member of Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church where he previously served as Sunday School Superintendent, Church Treasurer and was on the Board of Deacons for 35 years having Chaired several terms. Mr. Crawford was a man of strong faith who sought to be obedient to God. He was an avid reader who’s favorite book was the Bible. Mr. Crawford was first married to the late Zanie Bayne Crawford and was the last surviving member of nine children in his immediate family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two loving grandchildren, 5 loving great-grandchildren and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 29, 2007, at the Lockhart Free Will Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Paul Childers, Rev. Tony Adams, and Mr. Clay Wirt.

Burial will be in Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Paul Greer, II, Phillip Lemons, Emory Roberts, Ronnie Lamb, Doug Blackston, and Sam Sprouse.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

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

The family will be at their respective homes.

Alice Justice Williford
Union, SC

Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Justice Williford, age 85 of 135 Alice Lane, Union, SC, widow of William Thomas Williford, Jr. died Thursday, October 25, 2007 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs Williford was born in Union, SC July 16, 1922, a daughter of the late Milas Justice and Mary Franklin Justice. She retired from Conso Products and was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are two sons: Tommy Williford and wife Sharon of Union and Larry Williford of Newberry; a daughter, Ada W. Burgess and husband Leroy of the home; a brother, Burton Justice of Buffalo; five sisters: Alma Justice, Kathleen J. Ivey, Jessie McClure, Bernice Falls and Diane Jennings all of Union; five granddaughters: Tracy Riley Harris and husband Harold, Shayna A. Williford, April Wright all of Union, Teresa Riley Sullivan and husband Billy Joe and Mekka W. Jones and husband Jeremy all of North Carolina; two grandsons: W.T. Williford and wife Kayla of Union and Bobby Williford and wife Gina of Jonesville; eleven great-grandchildren: Kristen and MacKenzie Harris, Gracie and Layla Williford, Shala Mitchell, Lyann Yarbrough, Foster Jones, David, Jo Ann, Josh and Devin Sullivan. Mrs. Williford was predeceased by three sisters: Viola J. Williams, Dora J. Boyles and Willie Justice and three brothers, Frank, Wylie and Bryant Justice and a special granddaughter, Lisa Michelle Riley.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, October 28, 2007 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Ralph Brown. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be W.T. Williford, Bobby Dale Williford, Harold Harris and Billy Sullivan.

Mrs. Williford will be carried to the home, 135 Alice Lane, Union where the family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Saturday night and will be placed in the chapel 3:00 PM Sunday to await the hour of service.

Eveline W. Bright
Charlotte, NC

Mrs. Eveline West Bright, wife of Vernon H. Bright of 1823 Starbrook Dr., Charlotte, died Friday, October 26, 2007 at the Carolina Medical Center.

Mrs. Bright was born in Buffalo, SC, a daughter of the late Lewis E. And Mattie Lawson West of the Putman Community. She was a graduate of Union High School and retired as an Interior Designer with Mecklenburg Furniture Shop in Charlotte. Mrs. Bright was a member of the Camelettes and the Minikins of the Shriners and a member of the Interior Designer Society.

She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Charlotte.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one son: Tim Bright of Charlotte; a twin sister: Lorine Vinson of Manning, SC; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bright was predeceased by a son, Vernon H. Bright, Jr. and a brother, Grady West.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Monday, October 29, 2007 at Putman Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Melita Padilla.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:30 PM Monday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 512 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203-4602 or to the Alzheimers Association, 400 Oberlin Rd. Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605.
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October 28, 2007

Beverly V. Harris
Union, SC

Mrs. Beverly Kay Vinson Harris, age 48, of 203 Glendale Rd., Union, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 at her home.

Mrs. Harris was born in Union, Jan. 28, 1959, a daughter of Essie Eaves Vinson of Union and the late Everette Vinson. She was a graduate of Lockhart High School and was formerly employed with Arthur State Bank having previously worked with Winn-Dixie in Union. Mrs. Harris was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother is her fiancee, Anthony Summerlin with whom she made her home and his sons: Joseph Summerlin of the home, Wesley Summerlin of Spartanburg and Charlie Summerlin of Mount Airy, NC; her son: Adam Harris and wife Shelley of West Springs and her daughter Malerie Harris of the home; one sister: Audrey V. Boler and husband Marvin of Union; a niece, Mariah Boler of Union and a special friend: Monica Bogan Price of Jonesville.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Alan Quarles. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends, Tuesday from 1:30 until 3:00 PM prior to the service at the church.

Active pallbearers will be Bob Humphries, Scott Smith, Danny Comer, Stan Eaves, Joseph Summerlin, Wesley Summerlin, Jonathan Adams, Jerry Smith and Mike Massey.

Members of the Laura Farr Sunday School Class are asked to sit in a group.

The honorary escort will be Arnold and Monica Bogan Price, Haley N. and Michael Williams, Paige Fuller Turner, Dr. James Bearden and Dr. Robert Wentz.

Memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 373 Wesley Chapel Rd., Union, SC, 29379.

The family is at the home, 203 Glendale Rd., Union, SC, 29379.

October 29, 2007

Azilee P. Vaughan

Union, S.C.

Mrs. Azilee Palmer Vaughan, age 85, widow of Palmer Vaughan of 3227 Lockhart Hwy., Union, died Saturday, October 27, 2007 at her home after a long illness.

Mrs. Vaughan was born in Union, May 23, 1922 a daughter of the late James Thaddie Palmer and Mary Vaughan Palmer. She was a member of Philippi Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son: Harold Kenneth Vaughan of Union; one brother: J.T. Palmer, Jr. and wife Ethel of Union; two grandchildren: Anitra Smith and husband Kevin of Buffalo and Harold Christopher Vaughan of Union; two great-grandchildren: Brandon Davis and Cody Vaughan, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Vaughan was predeceased by two sisters: Lillie Ruth Gibson and Rhoda Nell Bentley; four brothers: Vaughan Palmer, Clyde Palmer, Frank Palmer and Ralph Palmer.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Todd Palmer, Steve Gibson, Bobby Hyatt, Eddie Gibson, Wayne Palmer, Todd Palmer and Robert Palmer.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 408 N. Duncan ByPass, Suite 6, Union, SC, 29379.

The family is at the home, 3227 Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC, 29379.

October 30, 2007

Mary Elizabeth Cureton
Clinton, SC

Miss Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Cureton, age 91 died Monday, October 29, 2007 at the Presbyterian Home in Clinton, SC.

Miss Cureton was born in Union, SC August 6, 1916, a daughter of the late Everard Belton Cureton and Hattie Belle McDow Cureton. She was a graduate of Union High School and later retired as office manager of Liberty Life Insurance Company in Union after forty-four years of service. Miss Cureton was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Union and was a member of the Children’s Confederacy and the Union County Historical Foundation. Miss Cureton had resided at the Presbyterian Home in Clinton since 1990.

Surviving are three brothers: T.C. "Tommy" Cureton and wife Ethel of Columbia, F.M.

"Frank" Cureton and wife Susan of Charlotte and L.M. "Mack" Cureton and wife June C. of Spartanburg and fourteen nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will beheld 10:30 AM Thursday, November 1, 2007 at Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by Rev. Robert Alexander.

Visitation will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Parlor immediately following the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 672, Union, SC, 27379.

The family is at their respective homes.

October 31, 2007

Autince Stevens West
Union, SC

Mrs. Autince Stevens West, age 89, wife of H .J. West of 119 Hillcrest Drive, Union, SC died Wednesday October 31, 2007 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. West was born in Spartanburg County, SC October 1, 1918, a daughter of the late Robert Stevens and Daisy Groce Stevens. She retired from United Merchants- Buffalo Plant and was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church where she was a member of Esther Scarborough Sunday Class; a former member of the WMU; former Director of the Primary Department and a former Leader of the Young at Heart Group. Mrs. West was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Manuel Dean West and wife Patricia of Port St. Lucie, FL; two grandsons: Troy West of Temple Terrace, FL and Todd West of Summerville, SC; six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, November 2, 2007 at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Tim Anderson. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Troy West, Todd West, Joe Stevens, Gerald Gregory, Robert Turner and Oneal Turner. The following are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 PM Friday to form the Honorary Escort: Donald West and family, Jenny Cunningham and family, Romana and Charles Franks, Nancy Lawson, Janie Foster and Katherine Jolly.

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

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

The family is at Oakmont Retirement Center, Apartment 56, Union, SC.

 

 



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