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October 2018

October 21, 2018

Robin Lawson Owensby
Union, SC

Mrs. Robin Lawson Owensby, age 64, wife of Ronald S. Owensby of 340 Pineneedle Rd., Union, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Union Medical Center.

Mrs. Owensby was born in Phoenixville, PA April 6, 1954, a daughter of the late William Monroe “Cotton” Lawson and Rachel Reeder Lawson. She was a 1972 graduate of Union High School, 1974 graduate of USC-Union and a 1976 graduate of USC-Spartanburg with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education. Mrs. Owensby retired from Union County Schools having worked at Foster Park Elementary School in the special needs and reading program. She worked in all aspects of Foster Park Elementary School from the PTA with her children to eventually retiring having assisted teachers with reading education. Mrs. Owensby was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church and a former member of Philippi Baptist Church. She loved books, gardening, and the beach. She was a lifelong Elvis fan.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons: Rev. Steven Owensby and wife Caroline of Spartanburg, William R. Owensby and wife Brandi of Irmo and Richard L. Owensby of Columbia; five grandchildren: Robert Aaron, Rachel Caroline, Roslyn Elizabeth, Rebekah Marion and Aurora Joy; a sister, Roslyn L. Kingsmore and husband Jimmy of Buffalo and a brother, William Richard “Ricky” Lawson and wife Susan of Union.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Steven Owensby, Rev. Chris Gulledge and Rev. Benny Green. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be David Patrick, Brian Childers, Josh Lawson, Lynn Lawson, Kevin Farmer, Greg Lawson, Allen Cabaniss and Ronnie Yount. Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Austin, Beth Wilson, Ollie Vaughan, Gail Hubbard and Amy Bobo.

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

Memorials may be made to Lottie Moon Foreign Mission Offering through a Southern Baptist church or to Save the Children (Reading Program), % Foster Park Elementary School, 901 Arthur Blvd., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 340 Pineneedle Rd., Union.

October 20, 2018

Anne Rivers Brooks
Simpsonville, SC

Anne Rivers Brooks, 87, of Simpsonville, SC went to be with her Savior on Friday, October 19, 2018. Born in Montgomery, AL, she was the daughter of the late John Murphy Vanderford and Lillian Kendrick Vanderford. Before retirement, she was a teacher at Union High School in Union, SC, having taught as well at Gaston College and Union Academy. She was a former trustee and vice chairman (1983-1985) of the Trustees at Furman University. Mrs. Brooks was a member of First Baptist Church, Union.

Mrs. Brooks was predeceased by her first husband, Dr. Robert Hayne Rivers, Sr. and her second husband, Frank Emory Brooks. Surviving are her sisters Jean Vanderford Rhodes of Tallahassee, FL, and Faye Vanderford Baggett of Franklin, TN. Children include son, Bobby Rivers and daughter-in-law, Teresa Cox Rivers of Duluth, GA, daughters, Carol Bennett and son-in-law, Billy Bennett of Union, SC, Cam McDade and son-in-law Tony McDade of Simpsonville, SC, Susan Williams and son-in-law, David Williams of Simpsonville, SC , Donna Bryan and son-in-law, Chris Bryan of Simpsonville, SC, and Leslie Kadel and son-in-law, Douglas Kadel of Richmond, VA. Step-children include John Brooks of Chattanooga, TN, Alan Brooks of Hendersonville, NC, and Benjamin Brooks of Boiling Springs, NC. Mrs. Brooks is survived by fourteen grandchildren, Michael McCauley, Zach Bennett, Jennifer Murphy, Ashley Pearce, Andrew McDade, Katie Pongpa, Matthew Rivers, Jill Rivers, Jordan Bryan, Carrie Bryan, Cory Rivers, Natalie Rivers, Connor Kadel, and Catherine Kadel, as well as eleven great-grandchildren. We will all miss her dearly.

Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Saturday, October 27, 2018 at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel, 310 W. South Street, Union, SC conducted by Rev. Robbie Stolger. A private family burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery in Columbia, SC.

Visitation will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, at the funeral home prior to the service.

s a tribute to her lifelong love of international missions, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Missions Offering in care of First Baptist Church, 405 East Main Street, Union, SC 29379.


October 19, 2018

Charles A. Cameron
Union, S.C.

Mr. Charles Avery “Charlie” Cameron, age 53, of 314 N. Boyce St., Union, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Cameron was born in Union, April 3, 1965 a son of Mary Queen Cameron of the home and the late Charles H. Cameron.  He was formerly employed with Sailors Asphalt. Mr. Cameron was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a brother, Tony Cameron; two nephews, Chad Cameron and wife Paige and Jason Cameron and wife Heather; a great niece, Heidi Cameron and a great nephew, Waylen Cameron; his girlfriend, Rose Helton and a granddaughter, Destiny Helton.  Mr. Cameron was predeceased by a brother, Tracey Lee Cameron.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, October 22, 2018 at Rosemont Cemetery conducted by Rev. Scott Cobb.  The family will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the services.

The family will be at the home, 314 N. Boyce St., Union.

John Snowden Wilson Buxton
Union, SC

John Snowden Wilson Buxton, 86, passed away on October 18, 2018.  The son of the late Julian Thomas and Lucy Wilson Buxton of Sumter, SC, he is survived by his wife of 51 years, Caroline Floyd Buxton of Union, SC.

A native of Sumter, SC, he was a 1951 graduate of Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Virginia where he was on the wrestling, football, and baseball teams.  He was a graduate of Davidson College in 1955, where he was captain of the wrestling team for two years and a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the football team.  He was also Army ROTC at Davidson and was commissioned as a second lieutenant upon graduation.  He then transferred into the United States Marine Corps, where he spent time in Japan during reconstruction.  While in the Marines, he was a Pathfinder in 1st Marine Second Force Recon.

After an honorable discharge at the rank of Captain, he spent 45 years in the furniture industry, twenty of which were at Williams Furniture in Sumter as vice president of sales.

A lifelong Episcopalian, he grew up at Holy Comforter in Sumter where he served for years as a lay reader and the director of the acolytes. He was also a member of Christ Church Mount Pleasant in Mount Pleasant.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Buxton Dietz and her husband Burt of Raleigh, NC.  He is also survived by his five children:  Caroline Buxton Avinger and Maudlin of Greenville, John Snowden Wilson Buxton , Jr., and Kristie of Mount Pleasant, Heathley Buxton Cassels and Warren of Greenville, Robert Edward Thomas Buxton of Charleston, Sara Lilian Preot Buxton of Raleigh, NC, Angela Caldwell Buxton of Mount Pleasant, and Lindy Leigh Pryer of Raleigh, NC.

And by his beloved grandchildren: Louise (Lucy) Buxton Cassels, Caroline Olivia Avinger, Robert Warren Cassels, Jr., Virginia Corzine Buxton, Robert Edward Thomas Buxton (Thomas), Jr., Mary Mauldin Avinger, Lillian Elizabeth Buxton(Lilly), and John Snowden Wilson Buxton, III (Wilson). He is predeceased by his brothers Julian Thomas Buxton, Jr., and George Edward Preot Buxton.         

Pallbearers are Julian Thomas Buxton III, Mills Blake Buxton, Burton Henry Dietz, Jr., Robert Lee Floyd III, Samuel Steven Floyd, Jr., John Edward Buxton, and Kenneth Elijah Branham II.

Honorary Pallbearers are William Wallace Buxton, George Edward Preot Buxton, Jr., James Taylor Hughey Buxton, George Ingram Preot Buxton, as well as Major Isaac G. Dixon,III, USMC (ret); Paul H. Simmons, USAF Master Sergeant (ret); George F Von Kolnitz, IV, USAF Reserves (ret); and  Edmond W. Frampton, US Navy(ret).

Visitation will be held 5:30-7:00 PM Tuesday evening, October 23, 2018 at the home, 205 N. Mountain Street, Union, SC.

Services will be held Friday, October 26th, at 11am at Christ Church Mount Pleasant. The family will receive friends and family after the service at Hobcaw Yacht Club, 180 Hobcaw Drive, Mount Pleasant.  Interment will follow at a later date at Beaufort National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the USC-Union Fund (www.sc.edu/giving), the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-Lowcountry(941 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Suite 203, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29414), and the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorsproject.org).


October 17, 2018

Patsy Lynne Minton Wunch
Pacolet, S.C.

Mrs. Patsy Lynne Minton Wunch, (RN, CPAN, LMT) age70, of 230 Maple St., Pacolet, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Wunch was born in Union, September 12, 1948, the eldest daughter of the late David and Inez Patterson Minton. She was blessed to be born into the Minton family, where she learned the importance of God’s love and love of family.

Lynne leaves behind her son, The Reverend Doctor Hans Eric Wunch and his wife, Laurie and grandsons, Micaiah Eric and Silas Judson Wunch. She is also survived by two sisters, Trina Minton Hutchins and husband John and Dale Minton Helms and husband Bryan and a brother, Tim Minton and wife Tammy. Nieces and nephews include: Angie Minton Brasington (Jody, Anna and Elizabeth), Mandie Minton (Jeff), Timothy Minton (Ginger, Case and Gemma), Laura and Walt Hutchins (Kay) and Kirby Helms. Other family members include Linda Wunch Young, Jane Wunch Johnson, Robin Wunch Dill and their families.

Lynne was a graduate of Pacolet High School, Greenville General Hospital School of Nursing, and The Whole You School of Massage. She loved her professions and worked in many different positions as she lived in many different states until 1985. She worked in many areas of nursing, in hospitals and in areas outside of the hospitals. In 1985, after moving back to SC, she worked at Lexington Medical Center in Columbia, mostly in PeriOp Division until her retirement in 2007. Suring this time, she continued her membership, that begun in 1984, in ASPAN, a nursing organization for peri anesthesia nurses. She served locally and on the state and national level for many years and in many positions. She served on the national executive committee for 2 years. During that time, she traveled to many states to be present, and encourage national membership and certification. She was awarded a Presidential Ambassador pin. She became one of the first certified Post Anesthesia Nurses in South Carolina and in 1994 was awarded ASPAN’S highest honor, The Presidents’ Award.

After retirement she moved back to Pacolet and began serving in her home church, Pacolet First Baptist Church, where she spent the first 18 years of her life. She was privileged to play the organ, just as she had done in her teenage years. She also was privileged to help care for her parents and aunt. Her passions included traveling and baking. She traveled as often as possible with family and friends, and sometimes alone. She made and maintained friendships near and far and was very blessed by her friendships. She leaves behind a friend and sister of her heart, Ayawnda Alise of San Diego, CA, and a friend of many years, Ian Sharp of San Remo, Australia.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, October 19, 2018 at Pacolet First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Tommy Sparks and Rev. Mack McDowell. Burial will be in the Pacolet First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Thursday evening also at Pacolet First Baptist Church.

The family will be at the home, 230 Maple St., Pacolet.


October 16, 2018

Lillian H. Price
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Lillian Henderson “Lucy” Price, age 76, formerly of Union, passed away Monday October 15, 2018 at the J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home in Newberry.

Mrs. Price was born in Union, January 24, 1942, a daughter of the late Leonard Henderson and Ruby Wix Spencer.  She was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church.

Surviving two daughters, Kay Caulder and husband John of Charlotte, NC and Tammy Winchester of Union; two sons, Jeff Winchester and wife Debbie of Iron Station, NC and Jamie Price and wife Brooke of Columbia; her “sister” and best friend, Gladys Henderson; two brothers, Jett Henderson and wife Brenda and Laddie Henderson and wife Rachel all of Union; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Mrs. Price was predeceased by four brothers, Robert Darling Henderson, Billy Henderson, Tac Henderson and Reece Henderson.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Dr. Aulbrey Calvert.   Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 2:45 until 3:45 PM Saturday at the chapel prior to the services.

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

The family will be at their respective homes.

Joan Carol Craddock
Union, SC

Mrs. Joan Carol Craddock, age 80, of 113 Harris St., Union, widow of James Owens passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at her home.

Mrs. Craddock was born in Covington, KY on February 22, 1938, a daughter of the late Norman and Almira Barnes Craddock.  She was a retired waitress having worked for Waffle House.

Surviving are children and grandchildren, Steve Judy, III and girlfriend Caitlin Rhinehart, James Judy, David Judy, Matt Judy, Richard Johnson, Ron Judy, and Steve Judy, II; a number of great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and special friends, Jean Judy and Whitney Duncan.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the home, 113 Harris St., Union, SC 29379.

Robert Amos Stafford
Pacolet, S.C.

Mr. Robert Amos Stafford, age 75, of 211 Bryant Rd., Pacolet, passed away Monday October 15, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Stafford was born in Spartanburg, March 8, 1943, a son of the late Joseph Homer Stafford and Rosa Lee Miller Stafford. He was a retired construction worker.

Surviving are his wife Valiera Smith Stafford; two daughters, Rosie Lee and Donna Stafford both of Spartanburg; two sons, Robert Jason Stafford and wife Martha of Spartanburg and Mark Wayne Stafford and wife Kimberly Lynn of Jonesville; a sister, Carolyn Beard of Pacolet and a brother, Buddy Brooks of Spartanburg; 17 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Mr. Stafford was predeceased by two infant children, Robin and “Little Man”, a sister, Lillian Crawford and five brothers, Jack, Troy, Ernest, Andrew and Tom Stafford.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Pacolet United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Leon Brown.

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

The family would like to say a special “Thank You” to Spartanburg Regional Hospice and Stephanie Hall for their care and support of Mr. Stafford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Robert Stafford Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home, 211 Bryant Rd., Pacolet.


October 15, 2018

Frank Stephen Lunsford
Union, S.C.

Mr. Frank Stephen “Steve” Lunsford, age 63, of 509 Monarch Hwy., Union, passed away Sunday October 14, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Lunsford was born in Union, June 6, 1955, a son of the late Clyde Lunsford and Alice Beheler O’Shields.  He was retired from the textile industry and attended Ottarary Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Nellie Babb Cartee of Monarch and Eliza Bright of Union; one brother, James Leonard Lunsford of Union; a sister-in-law, Barbara Beheler of Monarch; special friends, Larry Edenfield and Bill Montgomery and a number of nieces and nephews.  Mr. Lunsford was predeceased by a brother, Donald Beheler, his maternal grandmother, Nellie Beheler, a nephew, Chris Babb and a special friend, Cat Gregory.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Ottarary Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Walter Holcombe. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Earl Tucker, Randy Davis, Jimmy Lunsford, Daniel Edenfield, Tristian Edenfield and Harvey Buchanan.

Mr. Lunsford will be carried to the home of his sister, Nellie Babb Cartee, 116 Francis Ave., Monarch, where the family will receive friends.


October 14, 2018

Elizabeth W. Davis
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Womack Davis, age 81, wife of Paul L Davis Sr. of Union, SC passed away Saturday, October 13th, at Spartanburg Region Hospital, after battling incurable neurological diseases for over two years.

Mrs. Davis was born in Washington, D.C. on August 25, 1937, daughter of the late Lynn and Juanita Womack.  She is survived by her sister Christine Morris who resides in San Jose, CA. Mrs. Davis graduated from West Virginia University in 1959 with a degree in Home Economics, where she met and married her husband, Paul, in August of 1958. For over twenty years, Mrs. Davis assumed the role of a career Army Wife. While raising their family, she quarterbacked 16 moves in Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Florida, Panama Canal Zone, Virginia, Hawaii, Georgia with her last relocation to Union, SC. 

While in Georgia and the Panama Canal Zone, she was as an elementary school science teacher, a profession which she continued at Union Christian Day School and Union Christian Academy for over 17 years. Her passion as a science teacher was displayed in her classroom as a miniature version of the Museum of Natural History, attracting students from other classes.

Elizabeth was devoted to Union First Baptist Church and in the community. She was active in the choir, hand bells, Adult Seniors, and WMU.  She taught Sunday school for 38 years until health required her to relinquish her teaching role. She was involved in the communities where she loved being a part of Union American Legion Post Auxiliary 22, Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Red Cross as the Volunteer Leader and Boy Scouts (Ft. Benning, (GA), and Pre-School Director (HI).

A love for crafts began early on in marriage.  She enjoyed creating things not only to wear but also to display.  Over the years this love evolved into creating elaborate table displays for use in her church that span all seasons and months of a year. 

She was a caring grandmother to twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She remembered every family member’s birthday and anniversary with a card and check, to include spouses. She was a “Mother Hen” to every family member.

Survivors span the globe, from as far away as Dubai, Guam, Texas to South Carolina.  They include children and spouses: Leanne and Benny Taylor, Paul and Margo Davis, Ed and Carol Davis, Stephanie and Scott Erwin.  Grandchildren and spouses:  Michael and Stephanie Heckman, Leilani Heckman, Maggie Davis, Rebecca Davis, Paul E Davis, Joshua and Elizabeth Davis, Jennifer and Rob Smith, Jaclyn Davis, Joanna Davis, Gabriella and Taylor Faught, Abigail Erwin, and finally Noah Erwin.  Great-grandchildren include Meghan Schneider, McKenzie Schneider, Evan Heckman, Shaun Heckman, Justin Hendrix, Jonathen Hendrix, Bentley Faught, and Jensen Faught.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, October 21, 2018 at First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robbie Stolger. Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be the grandchildren:  Michael Heckman, Leilani Heckman, Maggie Davis, Rebecca Davis, Paul E Davis, Joshua Davis, Jennifer Smith, Jaclyn Davis, Joanna Davis, Gabriella Faught, and Abigail Erwin.  Noah Erwin is presently serving his country at Marine Boot Camp. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the First Baptist WMU, Choir, Elizabeth’s Sunday School Class and Hand Bells.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 PM Sunday at the church prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church General Fund, 405 E. Main St., Union, SC 29379 in honor of Elizabeth. 

Jo Ann Phillips
Boiling Springs, S.C.

Mrs. Jo Ann Green Phillips, age 76, formerly of 109 Coldstream Dr., Boiling Springs, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Inman Health Care.

Mrs. Phillips was born in Union, August 28, 1942, a daughter of the late Clyde and Mae Tesner Green. She was a graduate of Jonesville High School and was retired from the Union Co. Vocational Rehab. Mrs. Phillips attended Covenant Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir.  She was also a volunteer with Spartanburg Co. Mobile Meals.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia “Leigh” Bradley and husband James of Boiling Springs and Carol Ann Phillips Tilley and husband Randy of Statesville, NC; four sisters, Betty Medford of Buffalo, Shirley Rhinehart and Linda Bradburn both of Union, and Mary Buchanan and husband David of Jonesville; one brother, James Green of Jonesville; two grandchildren, Daniel Stewart of Statesville, NC and Emily Bradley of Boiling Springs; one great-grandchild, Jeremy Stewart of Pacolet. Mrs. Phillips was predeceased by a son, James William Phillips and a great-grandson, Grady Stewart.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel conducted by Rev. Scott Cobb and Donald Gibson, Chaplain with Mobile Meals. 

Visitation will be held Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM also at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus, 1923 E. Main St., Duncan, SC 29334 or to Spartanburg Co. Mobile Meals, 419 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC.

The family will be at the home of her sister, Mary Buchanan, 166 Buchanan Dr., Jonesville.


October 12, 2018

Kristy Nicole Talanges
Roebuck, SC

Mrs. Kristy Nicole Talanges, age 40, wife of Robert Charles Talanges of 520 Station East Ln., Roebuck, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at her home.

Mrs. Talanges was born August 30, 1978 in Union, a daughter of the late Bobby Kirby and Sandra Pelham Kirby.  She retired as a cosmetologist.  Mrs. Talanges attended Mon Aetna Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Bryan Belue and Christopher Wyatt both of Union; one sister, Tammy Kirby; two nephews, Jonathan Phillips of Indiana and Austin Williams of Union; one niece Keirsten Williams of Union; and several aunts and uncles, including a special aunt, Deborah Pelham of Jonesville.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Chris Gulledge. Visitation will be held immediately following the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 1530 Drayton Rd., Spartanburg, SC  29303.        


Herbert Leon Williams
Union, S.C.

Mr. Herbert Leon Williams, age 90, of 320 Vernon Foster Road, Union, widower of Myrtle Vinson Williams, passed away at his home, Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Mr. Williams was born in Union, August 12,1928, a son of the late Danny and Mamie Alexander Williams.  Mr. Williams was a retired textile worker. 

Mr. Williams was a member of Gilead Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon and was active in the Training Union program.

Mr. Williams is the last surviving member of his immediate family.  Surviving are three sons; Doug Williams of Union, Larry Williams and wife Angie of Jonesville, and Paul Williams of the home; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Gilead Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Eddie Saxon.

Visitation will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 at Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel. 

The family is at the home, 320 Vernon Foster Road, Union, S.C. 29379. 

Memorials may be made to Gilead Baptist Church, P.O. Box 38, Jonesville, S.C. 29353.


October 10, 2018

Patricia James
Union, SC

Ms. Patricia James, age 84, of 304 Johns St., Union, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Heartland of Union.

Ms. James was born April 9, 1934 in Union, a daughter of the late Howard J. James and Viola Mosley James.  She was a graduate of Union High School and retired from Milliken & Co.—Monarch Plant.  Ms. James was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are three nieces, Tammy Keen, Kay Taylor, and Barbara Laird; one brother-in-law, Bobby W. Petty, Sr.; and two special cousins who were her cargivers, Janet Nash and Rosanelle Adams.  She was predeceased by her twin sister, Laticia Petty and a nephew, Bobby W. Petty, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, October 12, 2018 at Mon Aetna Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Chris Gulledge and Chaplain Michael Thomas.  Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Carl Laird, James Keen, Aubrey Adams, Carrol Alexander, Sr., David Jenkins, Bryson Alexander and Randall Liner.  The Connie Springs Sunday School Class is asked to sit in a group and form the honorary escort.

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

Memorials may be made to Mon Aetna Baptist Church, C/O Building Fund, 1431 Lockhart Highway, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her cousin, Janet Nash, 222 Mill St., Union, SC 29379.


October 9, 2018

Robert Marshall Mull
Whitmire, S.C.

Mr. Robert Marshall Mull, age 57, of 220 Eaves Rd., Whitmire, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Union Medical Center.

Mr. Mull was born in Union, April 19, 1961 a son of the late Robert E. Lee Mull and Catherine Faye Wilson Mull. He was a graduate of Whitmire High School and retired from J.P. Stevens.  Mr. Mull was a “river rat” and loved fishing. He was predeceased by his wife Tammy Gibson Mull and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a son, Teddy Mull of Union; a brother, Bruce Mull of the home; a niece, Cassie Mull and a nephew, Jason Mull both of Whitmire.

The family will schedule a memorial service for a later date.


October 2, 2018

Annie Belle “Teeny” Beason
Union, S.C.

Mrs. Annie Belle Inman “Teeny” Beason, age 88, of 107 Spruce St., Union, passed away peacefully at her home, Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Mrs. Beason was born in Kelton, March 12, 1930, a daughter of the late Mozelle Comer Inman McGrady and C.B. McGrady and the late H.H. Inman and Pat Inman. She was a graduate of Kelly Pinckney High School and Columbia Business College.  Mrs. Beason worked as a bookkeeper for her husband’s construction business for many years.

Mrs. Beason was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church where she was active in her church as long as her health permitted. She served as a volunteer at the Bryan Memorial Hospital while living in Waverly, Nebraska.

Mrs. Beason was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Harold M. Beason, her son, Steven Beason and a sister Georgia Inman Lindler.  Surviving to cherish her memories are many nieces, nephews and cousins living in South Carolina and Nebraska. 

The family would like to say a special “Thank You” to Dr. David Keith, Stephanie Sherbert and Courtney Jennings with Medi Home Hospice for the love and care shown to Teeny during the past few months.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Richard Lewis. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 373 Wesley Chapel Rd., Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home, 107 Spruce St., Union.



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