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October 2014 

October 31, 2014

Gene Harmon
Union, SC


Mr. Gene Harmon, age 85, husband of Betty Vaughan Harmon of 263 Happy Valley Rd., Union, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 30, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Harmon was born in Union, November 8, 1928, a son of the late Lewis and Sydney Bradburn Harmon.  He retired with over 30 years work with Cone Mill, Carlisle Finishing and was a veteran of the US Army having served during WWII and the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Harmon was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he was a member of the Al Smith Sunday School class and he was a lifetime member of the Union Masonic Lodge #75. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who loved the outdoors and spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Patti H. Kahl and husband Thomas of Southbury, CT, and Pamela H. Haney and husband Rick Arrowood of Union; one son, Perry V. Harmon and wife Rhonda of Union; two sisters, Peggy H. Langley and Linda H. Greer both of Union; seven grandchildren; Matthew Kahl and wife Melissa, Betsy Abee and husband Matthew, Blake Haney, Dusty Harmon and wife Nicole, Allison Kahl, Daniel Harmon and Patrick Kahl; three great-grandchildren; Jack and Scarlett Abee and Hampton Harmon and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mr. Harmon was predeceased by two sisters, Leila H. Bassin and Margaret H. Dill and one brother, Chandler Harmon.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, November 3, 2014 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Chapman and Rev. Mike Moody. Burial with Military Honors and Masonic Rites will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Matthew Kahl, Blake Haney, Dusty Harmon, Daniel Harmon, Patrick Kahl, Matthew Abee and Butch Dill.

The following are asked to sit in a group, Mr. Harmon’s friends from Wingo’s, members of the Al Smith/Julian Ivey Sunday School class, members of the Comfort Keepers and the caregivers from Medi-Home Hospice.

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

Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Building Fund, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home 263 Happy Valley Rd., Union.

October 28, 2014

Agnes Juanita Abernathy
Union, SC


Ms. Agnes Juanita Davis Abernathy, age 73 of 612 Lovers Lane Rd., Union, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at her home.

Ms. Abernathy was born in Union, SC May 3, 1941, a daughter of the late Lucuis Washington Davis and Fannie Bell Brannon Davis.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty Keith of the home; three sons: Elbert “Sam” Phillips and wife Nancy, Billy Phillips and Bruce Phillips and wife Karen; a sister, Bonita Alexander all of Union; five brothers: Paul Davis, Odis Davis, Charles Davis and wife Frances all of Union, Roger Davis and wife Brenda and Dennis Davis all of Whitmire; ten grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren. Ms. Abernathy was predeceased by four sisters, Lottie Starnes, Bonnie Bramlett, Evelyn Parham and Rebecca Turner and a brother, Bruce Davis.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM  Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Union Church of God conducted by Rev. Tommy Brown and Rev. Walter Parham. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Pete McGowan, James Bramlett, Russell Phillips, Jeff Phillips, Edward Clark and Eddie Turner.  Honorary pallbearers will be William Turner and Earl McGowan.

Ms. Abernathy will be carried home Wednesday where the family will receive friends after 2:00 PM.

James D. Brock, Sr.
Buffalo, SC


Mr. James D. Brock, Sr., age 90, husband of Mable Vinson Brock of 141 Dana Tara Lane, Buffalo, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Brock was born in Buffalo, SC February 6, 1924, a son of the late Tom Brock and Lillie Mae Barnett Brock. He was a retired electrician with Davis Mechanical and served as a Methodist minister for several years. He was a member of Buffalo United Methodist Church and was a lifetime member of the American Legion in Buffalo. Mr. Brock was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters: Susan of the home, Judie Fowler of Portland, Oregon and Brenda Moss and husband Bobby of Union; three sons: Jim Brock and wife Grace of Pawley’s Island, Maxie Brock and wife Evelyn of Aiken and Tim Brock and wife Tracey of Indian Trail, NC; a granddaughter Skylar of the home and nineteen other grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Brock was predeceased by a sister and five brothers.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Robert Branch and Rev. Ron Towery.

Food and fellowship will follow the services at Buffalo United Methodist Church.

The family wishes to say a special thank you to employees and staff of Blue Ridge Hospice and also to the caregivers of Mr. Brock for their special care during his illness.

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

The family is at the home, 141 Dana Tara Lane, Buffalo.

October 25, 2014

 Daniel J. Scott
Sharon, SC


Mr. Daniel J. Scott, age 81, husband of Carolyn Parkins Scott of 4029 Parkins Road, Sharon, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Scott was born in St. George, SC July 7, 1933, a son of the late John Aaron Scott and Mary Elizabeth McDaniel Scott. He retired from the Chester Post Office after twenty-one years of service and was a member of the Lockhart Presbyterian Church. Mr. Scott was a former Gideon and a Mason. He was also retired from the US Army after twenty years of service having served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Danette Parker and husband Dusty of Sharon and Carol Ann Fisher and husband Kevin of Union; a son, Lynn Scott of San Antonio, TX; a granddaughter, Bethany Henderson of Union and a grandson, Chase Parker of Sharon. Mr. Scott was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Scott, a sister and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Steve Lemons and Rev. Craig Marshall. Burial will be in the Armenia United Methodist Church Cemetery, 2840 Armenia Rd, Chester, SC  29706 with Military Honors.

Active pallbearers are Billy Powell, Sam Parker, Ronne Parkins, Tim Gilchrist, Mike Taylor and Donald O’Dell.

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

Memorials may be made to Lockhart Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 9, Lockhart, SC 29364.

The family is at the home, 4029 Parkins Rd., Sharon, SC 29742.

October 24, 2014

Lewis Gault
Union, SC


Mr. Lewis Gault, age 64, husband of Carol Owenby Gault of 1985 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy, Union, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Gault was born in Whitmire, SC on April 22, 1950 a son of the late Aron “Sonny” Gault and Myrtle Walker Gault.  He was a 1969 graduate of Whitmire High School.  Mr. Gault had previously worked at Cone Mill – Carlisle Finishing Plant and Santee Print Works in Sumter, SC, but had retired from ChemTrade Logistics Leeds Plant in 2007.  He was a life member of Roseboro Lodge – 195 of Whitmire, a member of the Hejaz Shriners where he participated in the Hillbilly Clan #2.  Mr. Gault was a volunteer fireman – under Chief Joe Simpson in Whitmire and also worked with Whitmire Rescue Squad under Leader Ordie Campbell.  He was also involved in helping start the Whitmire Coon Hunters Association with the late David Couch.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Julie E. Hueble of Whitmire; a step-daughter, April D. Nichols and husband Bobby of Spartanburg; three brothers, Homer and wife Cindy of Texas, Aaron and wife Sandra of Clinton, SC, and Jerry and wife Donna of Whitmire; four grandchildren, Daniel and Elaina Hueble of Whitmire and Bobby Ray and Allison Nichols of Spartanburg.

Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Brad Goodale, and Rev. Kenny Weaver. Burial followed at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers were Ronnie Garner, Terry Garner, Dennis Davis, David McKee, Larry Evans and friends.

Honorary pallbearers were Roger Davis, Gary Wilbanks, Randy Spencer, Butch Starnes, and Dr. Robert Yannetti.

Visitation was held 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Hejaz Shrine Temple, P.O. Box 667, Mauldin, SC   29662 or to Philippi Baptist Church, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC   29379.

The family was at the home, 1985 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy., Union.

George Calvin Painter, Sr.
Union, SC


Mr. George Calvin Painter, Sr., age 86, of 162 Georgia Road, widower of Victoria (Dolly) Painter, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 at his home.


Mr. Painter was born in Union on May 11, 1928 a son of the late Monroe Lawson Painter and Dolly Tessnar Painter.  He was a graduate of Union High School.  Mr. Painter was a Veteran having served in the US Marines and the US Navy.  He was a Mason and Mr. Painter was a member of Greater Union Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Rebecca (Becky) Moss, Carol Murphy, Georgia and husband Phillip (Randall) Murphy, and Debra and husband Roger Petty all of Union; one son Anthony Lawson Painter of Union; ten grandchildren, Joy and husband Tim Langbein of New York, NY, Toni (Susie) and husband Gene Gregory of Union, Christy and husband Warren Jones of Pauline, Herbert Carroll, II (Bert) and wife Mitzi Murphy of Moore, Angie and husband Heath Ivey of Richmond Hill, GA, Tracy and wife Amy Petty of Union, Wendy Murphy Knox of Spartanburg, Aimee Murphy Teal of Union, Chris and wife Crystal Petty of Gaffney, and Rebecca and husband Robert Hope of Columbia, SC; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Nuddie Mae and husband Winford Blackwell of Gaffney and Kathleen Benton of Union; and special friends Tim Pridemore and Ricky Black both of Union.  He was predeceased by one son, George Painter, Jr.; one granddaughter, Cindy Lynn Murphy; one sister, Betty Jean Boulware; and one brother James Painter.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Monday, October 27, 2014 at Greater Union Church conducted by Pastor John Cody and Pastor Roger Estes.  Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Justin Hart, Nicholas Hart, Christian Petty, Hunter Petty, Mark Spencer, Mathew Crocker, Andrew Crocker, and Tony Moss.  The following are asked to form the honorary escort, Tim Pridemore, Ricky Black, Gene Gregory, Warren Jones and SGT. Heath Ivey.

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

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, In Memory of George Painter, Jr., 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

The family is at the home, 162 Georgia Road, Union, SC 29379.

Ellen L. O’Shields
Buffalo, SC


Mrs. Ellen Lawson O’Shields, age 88, formerly of Buffalo, widow of J.M. O’Shields, Jr., went home to be with the Lord, Friday, October 24, 2014 surrounded by her family.

Mrs. O’Shields was born in Spartanburg Co., April 26, 1926 a daughter of the late Lecil and Ruth Lawson. She was a graduate of West Springs High School and was a homemaker. Mrs. O’Shields was a member of Putman Baptist Church for approximately 70 years. She was a Sunday School teacher for the children and youth departments and was a WMU director. Mrs. O’Shields was active in other mission projects of the church as long as her health permitted.

Surviving are a son, Marshall O’Shields and wife Mary of Buffalo; two grandson, Dean of Seattle, WA and Jay and wife Rhonda of Olympia, WA; three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister Verlie Lawson of Inman; a brother, Mac Lawson of Spartanburg and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two sisters, Arlee and Sidney, and three brothers, Lewis, Lamar and James.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, October 27, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, Davis Chapel conducted by Rev. Sal Barone and Rev. Bob Neely.  The family will receive friends prior to the services at the church from 1:00 until 1:45 PM.   Burial will follow at Putman Baptist Church in Buffalo, SC. Active pallbearers will be Earl Evans, Donnie Berry, Neil Towery, Tommy Jefferies, Raymond Lawson and Josh Dill.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Encouraging Word Broadcast, 250 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC   29306.

October 23, 2014

Ann Drain Gilliam
Formerly of Union


Mrs. Ann Irvine Drain Gilliam passed away in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. She was 93 years old, being born in Ft. Benning, GA on April 8, 1921.

Mrs. Gilliam was a graduate of Union High School and attended the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega national sorority. She was a life-long member of Grace United Methodist Church and was an active member in the church circles. She served on the boards of the Girl Scout Council and the Salvation Army. She was a member of the Junior Charity League, the Junior Book Club, the Book and Garden Club, and the Friday Book Club.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 40 years, Laurens Garlington Gilliam; by her parents, Brigadier General Jesse Cyrus Drain and Mrs. Clara Sarratt Drain; by a daughter Jessica Bonnie Hazelrigg; and, by a granddaughter, Pamela Fisch Scott.

Mrs. Gilliam is survived by three daughters: Charlene Hazelrigg Fisch of Rabun Gap, Georgia; Hunter Young Gilliam Olson and her husband, Marshall Kurt Olson of Lakewood, Colorado; and, Jan Gilliam Sturgis and husband, Wallace Edwin Sturgis of Asheville, NC. She has six grandchildren, listed in order of birth: May Fisch Davis (husband James Daniel Davis), Cory Austin Sturgis, Lydia Callan Sturgis, Henry Walker Olson, Rachel Lauren Olson, and Clayton Joseph Olson. Daniel Pace Davis is her great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. David Bauknight.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM prior to the service in the church.

Janet Lovelace Howell
Union, SC


Mrs. Janet Lovelace Howell, age 78, wife of Francis “Buck” Howell of 296 Meansville Rd. Apt. B4, Union, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Howell was born in Harris, NC February 16, 1936, a daughter of the late Adam Price Lovelace and Melissa Cooper Lovelace. She was a graduate of Union High School and retired from Wallace Thomson Hospital Food Services after fifteen years of service. Mrs. Howell was a member of Ottaray Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters: Lynne Barker of Pauline, Ann Justice Starrett of Union and Melissa Howell Carter and husband Shane of Elgin; a son, Randy Howell of Union; a sister, Faye Hodge of Forest City, NC; six grandchildren: Chris Thompson, Kelly Estrada, Brandon Thompson, Amy McFarland, Meghan Howell and Nichole Henderson; five great-grandchildren: Quent Clary, Austin Duff, Lindsey Estrada, Hailey Thompson and Michael Henderson; special friends, Anna and Clif Thomasson and special pets, Bowdy and Bella.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, October 27, 2014 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Rob  Gouge.

Visitation will be held in the chapel immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Janet Howell Memorial Fund, PO Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 296 Meansville Rd., Apt B4, Union.

James Frank Dickerson
Union, SC


Mr. James Frank Dickerson, age 91 of Union, widower of Maggie Mabry Dickerson, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Woodruff Manor.

Mr. Dickerson was born in Union, SC May 6, 1923, a son of the late Butler Dickerson and Ester Couch Dickerson. He retired from United Merchants- Buffalo Plant and was a member of Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church of Moore, SC. Mr. Dickerson was a Veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are a son, James R. “Jim” Dickerson and wife Amelia of Moore. Mr. Dickerson was predeceased by two sisters, Nancy Karbowski and Louise Williams.

Graveside services will be held 11:30 AM Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Dr. D.J. Horton with Military Honors.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Catto, Tony Eubanks, Jimmy Mabry, Rick Mode, Johnny Riddle and TJ Setro.

Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church Building Fund, 4371 Anderson Mill Road, Moore, SC 29369.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the care that the staff of Unit 1 of Woodruff Manor gave to Mr. Dickerson.

The family is at the home of his son, Jim and Amelia Dickerson, 246 Donegal Drive, Moore, SC.

October 19, 2014

Betty Jean Barnett
Cheraw, SC


Mrs. Betty Jean Barnett, age 81 widow of George David Barnett formerly of Union pass away Friday, October 17, 2014.

Mrs. Barnett was born in Union, November 13, 1932, a daughter of the late Clyde and Ada Bryant Longshore. She was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church and retired from Union County School System where she worked as a teacher assistant for over 20 years with Buffalo Elementary School.

Surviving are a daughter, Georgia Lynn Wirth and husband Jim of Waterman, Illinois; two sons Kenneth Michael Barnett and wife Anne of Greenwood and Timothy David Barnett and fiancée, Ann Lawson of Simpsonville; grandchildren, Zachary Barnett, Adam Wirth,  Logan Barnett and Julie Barnett; one sister, Irene Beard of Greenville.

Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the S.R. Holcombe Chapel Funeral conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Tucker. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2:00 until 3:00 PM prior to the service at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel.

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

The family will be at their respective homes.

October 17, 2014

Dewey D. Adams
Union, SC


Mr. Dewey D. Adams, age 80, husband of Frances Jenkins Adams  of 134 Clairmont Rd., Union, passed away early Friday morning, October 17, 2014.

Mr. Adams was born in Newberry Co., December 9, 1933, a son of the late Clarence Freddie Adams and Mary Hawkins Adams. He was a 1952 graduate of Prosperity High School and received a bachelors degree from Newberry College. Mr. Adams retired after 40 years in management with Milliken and Company.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Clyburn-Whitener Sunday School class and had served on various committees of the church including the Pastor-Parrish Relations Committee.  Mr. Adams was a member of the Union Lions Club, having served as secretary and treasurer for over 40 years. He was a Melvin Jones Fellow and a Franklin Mason Fellow of Lions International. Mr. Adams was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving in addition to his wife of over 57 years are two daughters, Susan Wingo and husband Mickey of Ft. Mill and Jane Howle and husband David of Wake Forest, NC; a granddaughter, Abby Howle of Wake Forest, NC and a grandson, Tyler Howle of Raleigh, NC.  Mr. Adams was predeceased by two sisters and five brothers.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Grace United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. David Bauknight. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Members of the Clyburn-Whitener Sunday School Class and the Union Lions Club are asked to serve as the honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St., Union, SC  29379 or to Boys Farm, P.O. Box 713, Newberry, SC  29108.

The family will be at the home, 134 Clairmont Rd., Union.

Douglas Macarthur “Mac” Lancaster
Buffalo, SC


Mr. Douglas Macarthur “Mac” Lancaster, age 71, husband of Elizabeth Tucker Lancaster of 1208 Mudbridge Road, Buffalo, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice House.

Mr. Lancaster was born in Buffalo, SC on March 11, 1943 a son of the late Barth Lancaster and Maud Jolly Lancaster.  He was retired from Timken & Co. and was a member of West Springs Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Amanda Raines and special friend Jamison England of Union; Brian Lancaster and special friend Dena Palmer of Buffalo; four sisters Hazel Howell, Louise Sanders, Faye Culbertson, and Rachel Sumner all of Union; two brothers, John Lancaster of Union and Lewis Lancaster of Buffalo; four grandchildren, Katlyn Lancaster, Ashley Lancaster, Zachary Raines and Tyler Raines.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014 at West Springs Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Greg Black. The family will receive friends immediately following the services in the Church Fellowship Hall.

Mr. Lancaster’s Wal-Mart buddies are asked to sit in a group.

Memorials may be made to West Springs Baptist Church, 4811 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Pauline, SC 29374.

The family is at the home, 1208 Mudbridge Road, Buffalo, SC 29321.

Helen Marie Bohlen Jeter
Greer, SC


Mrs. Helen Marie Bohlen Jeter, 73, of Greer, South Carolina, passed away on October 16, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on March 4, 1941, the daughter of Erwin Bohlen, Sr. (1903-1976) and Lessie Sivvie Deer Bohlen (1910-1998). She grew up in Charleston, where her father owned a corner grocery store and her mother was a nurse.

Helen graduated from Charleston High School in 1959 and from the Nursing School at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 1962. Following graduation from the Nursing School, she held several nursing positions at MUSC. Ironically, her first nursing position was located on the same hospital floor where she recovered from two surgeries this past year. In 1967, she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina (USC).

On January 27, 1968, Helen married Charles Roper Jeter, originally from Carlisle in Union County, South Carolina. They initially lived in Columbia, South Carolina, where Helen worked as a nurse at Providence Hospital, before moving to Clemson, South Carolina. Thereafter, they moved to Irmo, South Carolina, where Helen obtained her Master of Nursing degree from USC. She then served on the faculty at USC’s College of Nursing from 1978-1981. She received the “Outstanding Teacher Award” from the College of Nursing in 1981.

In 1981, the family moved to Norcross, Georgia, and it was during this time that Helen began her love for the game of tennis. She started her tennis career as a league tennis player and team mom. She then volunteered as team captain and quickly took on increasingly important leadership roles.

After the family moved to the Greenville, South Carolina, area in 1986, Helen used her nursing skills while working as a Medical Consultant and completing medical reviews and underwriting for insurance companies. She also continued to contribute to tennis as a player and volunteer and her true passion was her volunteer work with tennis programs. She made numerous contributions to the United State Tennis Association (USTA) at the state, sectional, and national levels. In South Carolina, she received many awards recognizing her service, including the Lucy Garvin Volunteer of the Year Award, and was a four-time recipient of the President’s Award. In 2007, she was inducted into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame. In September 2014, she was honored when USTA South Carolina named an award given each year to an outstanding volunteer as the “Helen Jeter Volunteer of the Year Award.” In the Southern region, she received the President’s Recognition Award, the Gerrie Rothwell Award, and was a two-time recipient of the District Volunteer Service Award. In 2009, she received the Jacobs Bowl Award, which is presented to a volunteer who has shown outstanding service to the USTA Southern Section. At the National Level, she served on various committees and was well-respected as one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated adult league volunteers in the entire country.

Helen was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a strong proponent of education and an enthusiastic supporter of her children and grandchildren in their every endeavor. One of her favorite traditions was showering her grandchildren with gifts at the annual family beach trip, appropriately known as “Christmas at the Beach.” More than anything, Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and her friends, and had a special ability to touch the lives of others and make people feel good about themselves.

Survivors include her husband of more than 46 years, Charles Roper Jeter of Greer; daughter Sheldon (Leigh) Jeter of Glenview, Illinois, her husband Daniel (Dan) Joseph Neppl, and their two children Helen Elizabeth Neppl and Gregson (Gregg) Joseph Neppl; daughter Elizabeth (Beth) Bohlen Jeter Hrubala of Spartanburg, South Carolina, her husband Michael (Mike) Andrew Hrubala, and their three children Michael Andrew (Drew) Hrubala, Jr., Courtney Elizabeth Hrubala, and David Jeter Hrubala; and son Charles Roper Jeter, Jr. of Huntersville, North Carolina, his wife Jennifer Marie Cox Jeter, and their three children Caroline Marie Jeter,  Elizabeth Leigh (Ellie) Jeter, and Charles (Charlie)  Roper Jeter III. Helen also leaves behind brother George, his wife Pat Bohlen, and their sons Chip Bohlen and George Bohlen; sister Evelyn, her husband Curtis Rickenbacker, and their children Allyson Rickenbaker and Scott Rickenbaker; and brother Erwin Bohlen.

She also leaves behind her beloved pet shih tzu, Buddy.

The family will receive friends and family on Sunday, October 19 from 6-8PM at Buncombe Street Methodist Church in Greenville, South Carolina.

Funeral services will be held at Buncombe Street Methodist Church in Greenville on Monday, October 20 at 12PM. Burial services will be held at The Jeter Cemetery on Jeter Cemetery Road in Carlisle, South Carolina on Monday, October 20 at 3:30 PM.

Memorials may be made to the Gibbs Cancer Center at Spartanburg Regional Foundation, 101 East Wood Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303 or USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, 70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604. A brick paver will be inscribed in Helen’s honor at the Avenue of Aces at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.

October 16, 2014

Ted Lovelace
Union, SC


Mr. Ted Garland Lovelace, age 62, husband of Tammie Ramsey Lovelace of 106 Lovelace Circle, Union, passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mr. Lovelace was born in Union, March 26, 1952, a son of the late Calvin and Betty Sumner Lovelace.

He was a 1972 graduate of Union High School and was a member of Morningside Baptist Church. Mr. Lovelace was employed with Union County School District, Maintenance Shop and was owner operator of Ted’s Auto Service. He was a former member of the Independent Garage Owners Association.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a sister, Barbara Bowman and husband Jack of Union; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Turner and husband Chuck of Roebuck; three step-sons: Roman Walker and wife Emily of Newman, Ga, Darren Canupp and wife Mandy of Duncan and Chad Canupp of Asheville; seven grandchildren: Breeland Walker, Chandler Turner, Chase Turner, Jensyn Turner, Amanda Mendoza, Joshua Canupp and Brennen Canupp; two nieces, Angie Hines and Stacy Allen; two great-nieces, MacKenzie Allen and Grayson Allen and special friend, Robert Gibson of Union Mr. Lovelace was predeceased by a brother, Benny Ray Lovelace.

Memorials services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 18 2014 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Robert Scott and Mr. Robert Gibson.

Visitation will be held in the chapel immediately following the service.

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

The family is at the home, 106 Lovelace Circle, Union.

October 15, 2014

Agnes Brenda Lane
Union, SC


Mrs. Agnes Brenda Ann Davis Lane, age 73 of 144 Edgewood Drive, Union, widow of J.B. Lane, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Regional Hospice Home.

Mrs. Lane was born in Union, SC July 19, 1941, a daughter of the late Dewey and Georgia Gibson Davis. She was formerly employed with Her Majesty and Top Value Stamp Store of Union. Mrs. Lane was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church and the Union Co. Rambling Roses Red Hat Club. She was also a member of the South-Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian Tribe and was given the Indian name, “Red Bird”.

Surviving are two daughters: Sheena West and husband Billy and Tammy Garner and husband Van; a son, Freddie Lane and fiancée Laura Frye all of Union; a sister, Orlene Wallen of Whitmire; four grandchildren: Chris West and wife Kristi, Tiffany Littlejohn and husband Lee, Melissa Hancock and husband John and Karlie Lane; and two great-grandchildren, Lillie Hancock and Bentley Wheeler West.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Ron Gaddy, Rev. Benny Green, Rev. Bob Cato and Rev. Lee Franklin. Burial will be in Hawkins-Lane Family Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Carlton Chastain, Billy Grady, Ronnie Arthur, Thomas Gibson, Bob Gibson, Phil Garner, Eddie Wayne Davis and Robbie Owens. The following are asked to serve as the honorary pallbearers, Tim Harrison, Derrill Eaves, Kenny Arthur and all the Lane family nephews. Ladies of the Union Co. Rambling Roses Red Hat Club along with special friends, Mary Frances Fincher, Mary Jane Chastain, Nell Malpass, Annette Johnson, Ann Grady and Dale & Buck Bright are asked to sit in a group.

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

Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

The family is at the home, 144 Edgewood Drive, Union.

October 14, 2014

Walter Mace Garner
Union, SC


Mr. Walter Mace Garner, age 88, of 1746 Brown’s Creek Church Rd., Union, widower of Katie Palmer Garner, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Garner was born in Union, July 6, 1926, a son of the late Mace Vernon “Stew” Garner and Eloise Gregory Garner.  Mr. Garner loved his farm, which has been in his family for over 100 years. He was a full time farmer and loved to work with the earth growing cotton, soybeans and vegetables.

Walter and his father, Stew, were known throughout the region for their good vinegar based barbecue. He followed the tradition of his father of “whole hog barbecue” and continued that tradition to the present day as he was able to participate in his last barbecue sale on July 4th of this year. He and his father prepared hash for Mt. Joy Baptist Church, where he was a member, and for many other area churches and organization for a host of special occasions and fundraisers.

Walter was a great storyteller, remembering wonderful stories from the Pea Ridge area of Union County and the colorful characters he had known over the years.  He knew a lot of history of this area.

He loved his family and was a faithful son taking care of his parents during the last years of their lives. He lovingly cared for his wife, Katie, during nine years of her declining health. He loved his four children and seven grandchildren. The highlight of his life was to be with his large extended family.

Walter is survived by his children, Brenda Latham and husband Jack of Greenwood, Kent Garner and wife Doris, Jennie Lemons and husband Steve, and Shirley Harris and husband P.D all of Union; and seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and his faithful dog, Sally and cat, Baby.

A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, October 17, 2014 at the family home located at 1746 Brown’s Creek Church Rd., conducted by Rev. Alan West and Rev. Steve Lemons. Burial will follow at Mt. Joy Baptist Church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be David, Kevin and Corey Garner, Andrew Peace, Jeff and Jonathan Meredith, Karl Mobley and Keith Price.

Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Holmes, Phillip Spencer, Dwight Belue, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bogan, Caleb Garner, Chase Heatherly, Gene Horne, Natalie Garner, Mogan Peace and Carley Garner.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening also at the family home.

Memorials may be the Union County Humane Society, 218 N. Pinckney St., Union, SC  29379.

Clara Elizabeth Dantzler
Union, SC


Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Burgess Dantzler, age 89 of 119 Old Ferry Rd., Union, widow of Marvin S. Dantzler, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Dantzler was born in Union, SC May 29, 1925, a daughter of the late Judson Burgess and Birdie Mae Lipsey Burgess. She had attended Kelly Pinckney School and was a member of McCutchen Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Dantzler attended Welcome Baptist Church and was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are a daughter, Jeanette B. Tatum and husband Gerald of Union; a son, Steve Baldwin of Charlotte, NC; a sister, Ella Mae Worley of Marrietta, FL; two brothers: Leroy Burgess and wife Ada of Union and Carol Burgess; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Terri Watson and husband Bo of Santuc and a step-son, Buddy Dantzler of Union. Mrs. Dantzler was predeceased by two sisters, Josephine Gosnell and Toni Burgess.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Welcome Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Jarvis and Rev. Scott Cobb.

The men of Welcome Baptist Church will serve as active pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday evening at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may made to Ellen Sagar Nursing Home Activity Fund, 1817 Jonesville Hwy, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 119 Old Ferry Rd., Union.

Margaret Hames Madden
New Orleans, LA


Margaret Preston Hames Madden, born February 21, 1923, passed away in New Orleans, LA on October 7, 2014, at the age of 91. She was the daughter of the late William Walter Hames and Lucille Youmans Hames.   “Maggie”, as she was affectionately called by many of her friends, was graduated with Honors from Winthrop College early in order to marry Henry I. (Hank) Madden in 1944.  Upon his passing in 1996 she mourned her loss deeply, but in her words “would survive!”  She did just that and continued to be the cornerstone of the family as she always had been.  Throughout her life, she loved to travel, play bridge, read, and took great joy in researching her family’s history and genealogy.

She was the family matriarch for many years and was known to many as “The Christmas Kid” for making Christmas such a loving time at the family home in Jonesville.  She would begin wrapping presents for the next Christmas beginning in January and hold tree decoration parties in October.  She made those Christmas days and many more the most wonderful they could be for everyone.  As a long-time member of the Jonesville Methodist Church, she was a teacher and good steward of the community. 

She is survived by her three children, Margaret (Peggy) Blazek, Timothy (Timm) Madden, and David (Dave) Madden, her four grandchildren, Margaret (Meg) Grafton, Jonathan Blazek, Lauren Madden, and Sarah Madden, and her great grandchildren, Caleb Grafton, Nate Grafton and Colin Blazek, along with numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry I. Madden, brother Dr. Boyd L. Hames, and sisters Etha Frances (“DD”) Littlejohn and Isla Magnifico. 

Graveside services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, October 18th, at the Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery in Jonesville, SC, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Jim Ivey.    Following the service, all family and friends in attendance are invited to gather at the family home, in Jonesville.

October 10, 2014

Clifford Eugene Reynolds
Union, SC


Mr. Clifford Eugene “Gene” Reynolds, age 80, husband of Mildred Lawson Reynolds of 121 Hayes Drive, Union, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 at his home. He was formerly of Bobo Street, Union.

Mr. Reynolds was born in Union, SC July 25, 1934, a son of the late Etoy Reynolds and Eloise Cargill Reynolds. He was a retired Sargent from the South Carolina National Guard, Union Unit after twenty-seven years of service. Mr. Reynolds had worked at Monarch Mill and was formerly employed with Bill Eison Television Service and Repair.

Surviving in addition to his wife of sixty-three years are two daughters: Terri Moore and husband John and Debra Jane Boulware and husband Amos all of Union; a son, James Michael Reynolds of Union; a sister, Margaret J. Watson and husband Harold of Union; nine grandchildren: David Holcombe and wife Donna, Sarah Stevenson and husband Wade, Dennis Reynolds and wife Dana, Christy Lyles and husband Travis, Melanie Moore, April Palmer and husband Clay, Amber Crocker and husband John, John Boulware and Doug Lanier, Becky Boulware and April Davis and eleven great-grandchildren. Mr. Reynolds was predeceased by a daughter, Beth R. Holcombe and a sister Ruth Shope.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 11, 2014 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Shannon Faulkner. Burial will be in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery with Military Honors.

Active pallbearers will be John Boulware, Dennis Reynolds, David Holcombe, Doug Lanier, John Crocker and Billy Beheler.

Visitation will be held 12:30-1:45 PM Saturday in the chapel prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

The family is at the home of his daughter, Terri and John Moore, 121 Hayes Drive, Union, SC 29379. 

October 9, 2014

William Mason “Billy” Wade
Union, SC


Mr. William Mason “Billy” “Pop” Wade, age 83, of 100 Fifth Street, Union, widower of Betty Gault Wade, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at his home.


Mr. Wade was born in Union on April 2, 1931 a son of the late Frank T. Wade and Nettie Howell Wade.  He retired from Cone Mill—Carlisle Finishing Plant.  Mr. Wade was a member of Ottaray Baptist Church.  He was a Veteran of the US Army. Mr. Wade was first married to the late Thelma McCall Wade.

Surviving are a son, Joe Wade and wife Sandy of Union; a fiancée and best friend, Shirley White; four grandchildren, Scotty Wade of Union, Brandy Wade Wilson and husband David of Union, Ritchie Wade of Union, and Carmen Wade of Spartanburg; six great-grandchildren, Seth Wade and wife Lacey, Logan Wade, Nick Wade, Kaigan Wade, Lil Ricky Wade, and Kinsleigh Wade all of Union; one great-grandson, Mason Wade; two brothers, Tom Wade and wife Gaynelle and Jackie Wade and wife Mary all of Union; two sister-in-laws Margaret Wade and Linda Wade both of Union; and a granddaughter-in-law, Laurel Wade.  He was predeceased by a son Rickey Wade; a grandson, Shane Wade; five sisters, Lucille Wade, Ruth Leonhardt, Grace Baldwin, Julia O’Shields, and Verlie Hodge; six brothers, Frank Wade, Jr., Cecil Wade, Boyce Wade, Darrell Wade, Donald Wade, and Olin Wade.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Ottaray Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Jerry Lawson and Rev. Merritt Wentz.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.

Active pallbearers will be Mr. Wade’s nephews. The following are asked to serve as Honorary Pallbearers: Roller Print Associates at Cone Mill, the staff of Dialysis Clinic, Inc. of Union, staff and nurses of Blue Ridge Hospice, the Deacons of Ottaray Baptist Church, the staff of Wade’s Employment and Gene Gregory.

Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:30 PM at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 103-B South Boyce St., Union, SC 29379 or to Ottaray Baptist Church, P.O. Box 70, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of his son, Joe and Sandy Wade, 233 Monroe Street, Union.

October 8, 2014

Jason Edward Guerrieri
Union, SC


Mr. Jason Edward “J.J.” Guerrieri, age 32, of 240 Bombing Range Road, Union, passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

Mr. Guerrieri was born in Chester, SC a son of John and Mary McMahan Knox of Union and Edward Gary Guerrieri of Chester.  He was a musician and attended Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church.  Mr. Guerrieri earned an Associates Degree from the University of South Carolina – Union.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Courtney Guerrieri of Boiling Springs and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church conducted  by the Rev. Carrol Caldwell.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the Jason Guerrieri Fund, PO Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 240 Bombing Range Road, Union, SC 29379.

Vera Cook Petty
Pacolet, SC


Mrs. Vera Cook Petty, age 87, of 1011 E. Main Street, Pacolet, widow of John Ray Petty, passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mrs. Petty was born in Spartanburg on December 8, 1924 a daughter of the Dewey Cook and Minnie Bryant Cook.  She was a member of Pacolet United Methodist Church. 

Surviving are two daughters, Ann P. Upton and husband Paul and Tammy P. Thompson and husband Rick all of Pacolet; a son, Lantis Petty of Pacolet; four sisters, Margaret Byrd of Spartanburg, Loree Hodges of Pacolet, Geraldine Ellison of Hartsville, and Betty Jo Howell of Pacolet; a brother, Harold Dean Cook of Honea Path; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren;  special friends, Jimmy and Helen Cochran, Becky Pruitt and husband Curt, and June and Bruce Pace all of Pacolet.  She was predeceased by two brothers, Foy Cook and Huston Cook.

Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Tate Memorial Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Dennis Tessnier and Chaplain David Boyter.  Burial will follow at Pacolet United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Petty’s grandsons and great grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 until 2:45 Saturday prior to the services at the church.

Memorials be made to Pacolet United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 427, Pacolet, SC 29372.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Ann and Paul Upton 120 Bryant Rd., Pacolet, SC 29372.


October 7, 2014

Pattie B. Nichols Hill
Buffalo, SC


Mrs. Patti Brown Nichols Hill, age 53 wife of Ron Hill of 707 Riley Rd., Buffalo, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, October 6, 2014 at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mrs. Hill was born in Union, December 19, 1960, a daughter of Bessie B. Erwin of Buffalo and the late P.A. Brown and her step-father, the late Walter Erwin. She was a graduate of Union High School and was employed as a Senior Assistant Branch Manager with First Franklin Financial. Mrs. Hill was a faithful member of Buffalo Baptist Church where she was a member of the Walk with Us Sunday School Class and active with the Children’s and Youth Ministry with Brooke Lee.  Mrs. Hill was first married to the late Bo Nichols.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Kelsey Hill of the home, Haley Hill of Buffalo and Nicole Coursey of Charleston; two sons, Jacob Hill of the home and Alan Hill of Whitmire; a step-daughter, Brittany Nichols of Clover; a sister, Susan Brown French of Florida; three brothers, Danny Brown and wife Shirley, Richie Brown and wife Carolyn all of Buffalo and James Brown and wife Jean of Spartanburg; a sister-in-law, Sandra Brown of Spartanburg; a granddaughter, Kori Youngblood of Buffalo; three nieces, Jamie Carver, Darla Brown both of Spartanburg and Gretchen Brown Moon of Union; four nephews, Zachary French of Florida, Sean Brown of Buffalo, Christopher Brown and Matthew Brown both of Spartanburg.  Mrs. Hill was predeceased by a brother, Charles Brown.

A celebration of life services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Lynn Ford and Rev. Josh Freeman.  Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Brent Phillips, Chris Allen, Brandon Roberts, Jamie Smith, Neal Lee and Terry Hollingsworth.  

The First Franklin Family, members of the Walk with Us Sunday School Class, and Children and Youth led by Brooke Lee along with Bruce and Linda Betenbaugh and William and Ann Turner are all asked to sit in a group.

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

Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Dr., Spartanburg, SC  29303, or to Buffalo Baptist Church, Children’s and Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 462, Buffalo, SC  29321.

The family will be at the home of her mother, Bessie B. Erwin, 673 Riley Rd., Buffalo.

October 4, 2014

Imogene F. Hewitt
Union, SC


Mrs. Imogene Fowler Littlejohn Hewitt, age 79, of 903 Webber Lake Rd., Union, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 4, 2014 after an extended illness.

Mrs. Hewitt was born in Pacolet, August 9, 1935, a daughter of the late Charlie Leon Fowler and Louise Freeman Fowler.  She was retired from Milliken Co., Lockhart Plant and for the last 14 years had helped her son at the Dairi-O. Mrs. Hewitt was first married to the late Thomas Wiley “Bill” Littlejohn, Jr.

Surviving are three sons, Bruce Littlejohn and wife Teresa of Union, Robbie Littlejohn and wife Wanda of Jonesville and Jeff Littlejohn and wife Melinda of Union; a sister, Frances Manus of Pacolet; two brothers, Tommy Fowler of Pacolet and Ken Fowler of Union; eight grandchildren, Shane Goings, Clint Goings, Jeff Gault, Tracy Gregory, Michael Littlejohn and wife Amber, Lee Littlejohn and wife Tiffany, Miranda Littlejohn and Rob Littlejohn and 6 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hewitt was predeceased by a daughter, Angela L. Goings and a special aunt reared in the home, Margaret Sichak.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, October 6, 2014 at Ottaray Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Jerry Lawson, Rev. Glenn Ribelin and Rev. Benny Green.  Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Hewitt’s grandsons along with Francis Ellis and Julius Smith will serve as active pallbearers.

The following nephews are asked to serve as the honorary escort, Joey Littlejohn, Tommy Littlejohn, Tim Fowler, Gregg Fowler, Jaime Fowler, Marty Fowler, Cody Fowler and Calvin Smith along with Tommy Knox and Tom-Tom Knox. Employees of the Dairi-O are asked to sit in a group.

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

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

The family will be at the home of her son, Robbie and Wanda Littlejohn, 795 Bobby Faucette Rd., Jonesville.

Thelma P. Parris
Spartanburg, SC


Mrs. Thelma Pack Parris, age 87, of 151 Pine Creek Dr., Spartanburg, widow of Junior Parris, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 at Mountain View Nursing Home.

Mrs. Parris was born in Cherokee Co., May 7, 1927, a daughter of the late Arthur and Toilda Pressley Pack. 

Surviving are two sons James Parris and wife Nancy of the home and Ricky Parris of Spartanburg; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Parris was predeceased by a daughter, Minnie Lee Cothran and three sons, Donnie Parris, Robert Parris and Kenny Parris.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, October 6, 2014 at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Church conducted by Pastor Lisa Parfitt and Rev. Jimmy Powell. Burial will be at White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Larry Parris, Ray Parris, Danny Gregg, D.J. Gregg, Wayne Cothran and Joey Winzenried.

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

The family will be at the home, 151 Pine Creek Rd., Spartanburg.

October 3, 2014

Chad Anthony Whitlock
Union, SC


Mr. Chad Anthony Whitlock, age 30, of 1208 W. Main St., Union, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Whitlock was born in Spartanburg, SC on November 3, 1983 a son of Garvin Whitlock of Gray Court and Debra Duckett Whitlock of Union.  He attended Oakbrook Community Church.  Mr. Whitlock was formerly employed with Bi-Lo and Dollar General Distribution Center.

Surviving in addition to his mother and father are his stepmother, Sharon Whitlock of Gray Court; three children, Chad Anthony Whitlock, Jr., Cayson Allen Whitlock, Caylee Alexis Whitlock, and their mother Amy Hicks; a brother, Jamie Whitlock and girlfriend Emily Outz; a step-sister Brandy Lyles of Gray Court; two step-brothers, Travis Elmore and DeShaun Elmore both of Gray Court; a special nephew Jamie Tyler Whitlock of Union and girlfriend Lacy French; a great neice Danika Whitlock and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Alice Whitlock and his maternal grandmother, Daisy Duckett.

Funeral services will be held 4:00PM Sunday, October 5, 2014 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel.

Active pallbearers will be Travis Elmore, David Gowan, Tyler Lawson, Randy Patrick, Chris Keisler, and Tony Ramirez.

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

Memorials may be made to Chad Anthony Whitlock Fund, PO Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home 1208 W. Main St., Apt 7-B, Union, SC 29379.

Robert Eugene “Robby” Shetley
Union, SC


Mr. Robert Eugene “Robby” Shetley, age 51 of 331 Osborne Street, Union, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014.

Mr. Shetley was born May 25, 1963, a son of the late James F. Shetley and Betty Jo Dehart Shetley. He was a member of Tanglewood Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters: Cheryl Smith and husband Randy and Kathy Shetley; a brother, Allen Shetley all of Union and two nephews: Brad Shetley of Wellford and Teddy Mull of Jonesville.

Memorial services will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Morningside Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Aulbrey Calvert and Mr. Colon Duckett.

Memorials may be made to the Robert Shetley Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of his sister, Cheryl and Randy Smith, 602 Toney Rd., Union.

October 2, 2014

Mandy Lou Horne Garner
Jonesville, SC


Mrs. Mandy Lou Horne Garner, age 105, of 246 Ridgeview Road, Jonesville, widow of Robert M. Garner, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 2, 2014.

Mrs. Garner was born in Cherokee Co., on October 7, 1908 a daughter of the late Fredrick Monroe Horne, Sr. and Alice Worthy Horne.  She had been a member of Mt. Joy Baptist Church for 92 years.

Surviving are five daughters, Margie Hyatt of Jonesville, Mary Bell of Jonesville, Betty Sanders of Union, Annette Sanders of Lancaster, and Paulette Moore of Jonesville; three sons, Kedrick Garner of Jonesville, Julian Garner of Union, and Terry Garner of Jonesville; one sister, Mildred Littleton of Gaffney; eleven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a son, Donald Garner; a grandson, Richard Garner; a great-granddaughter, Kayla Lewis; six sisters and five brothers.

Funeral services will be held 3:00PM Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Mt. Joy Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Alan West.  Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Bob Garner, Bill Garner, David Garner, Edward Sanders, Todd Sanders, Nicholas Vanderford, and Harrison Vanderford.  The staff and nurses of Hospice Care of South Carolina – Union are asked to sit in a group.

Visitation will be held 1:30 until 2:45 prior to the services at Mt. Joy Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Joy Baptist Church, 657 Pea Ridge Highway, Jonesville, SC 29353 or to Hospice Care of South Carolina – Union, 408 N. Duncan Bypass, Suite 200, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 246 Ridgeview Road, Jonesville, SC 29353.

Edgar F. Rollins 
Manchester, MD


Edgar F. Rollins, age 75, of Manchester, Maryland, died on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Maryland.

Born July 28, 1939 in Union, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Arthur H. and Bessie Mae (Pearson) Rollins.  He is survived by his wife of 23 years, R. Regina Rollins.

Edgar was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Germany.  He worked all of his life in the clothing and textile industry, including Westminster Knit.  He loved fly fishing, watching sports, and animals.

Surviving in addition to his wife are former spouse, Ann Langley Rollins of PA, daughters, Susan Elizabeth (Rollins) Groden and husband Michael of Abbottstown, PA, Mary Katherine Rollins of Gardners, PA, and Kimberly Ann (Rollins) Kamens and husband Adam of Philadelphia, PA; grandchildren, Jake L. Dixon of Greely, CO, Elizabeth A. Groden of Abbottstown, PA, Rachel L. Groden of Abbottstown, PA., and Spencer L. Kamens of Philadelphia, PA; brother, Charles Rollins and wife Barbara of Portland, Oregon; sisters, Christine Edenfield of Winnsboro, S.C., and Jackie Fowler of Union, S.C.; sister-in-law, C. Christine Bixler of Westminster; fishing buddy, Edward “Eddie” Walker of MD.

He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur H. Rollins, Jr. and two brothers-in-law, Albert Edenfield and Maxcy Fowler

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 6, 2014 at Rosemont Cemetery conducted by Rev. Lynn Ford.

Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Humane Society or Animal Rescue of your choice.

The family is at the home of his sister, Jackie Fowler, 503 Seigler Rd., Union, SC 29379.


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