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October 2019

October 17, 2019

Hope Byars Hill
Union, SC


Hope Byars Hill, 95, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019.  Born on October 16, 1923, she was a native of Lockhart, SC, and the widow of Frank O. Hill.  She was a member of Philippi Baptist Church and the former organist and pianist at First Baptist Church of Lockhart and Philippi Baptist Church.  She retired from Arthur State Bank where she proudly worked until age 84.

Hope is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and John W. McLure, III of Irmo, five grandchildren and their spouses: John and Susan McLure, Tony and Tina McLure, Margaret Hope and Kenley Loftis, Amy Hope and Steven Odom, Kathleen and Rick Langley; ten great-grandchildren: Jenny McLure, Will and Emily Odom, Jackson and Nate Loftis, Jill, Drew, and Zack Langley, Hope and Bates McLure; and nieces and nephews who were an important part of her life.  She was predeceased by a son, Tony Frank Hill, her parents, David Douglas and Amma Meng Byars, and sisters, Helen, Ruth, Elizabeth (Bud), and Grace, and her brother, Jerry.

Graveside services will be at 12:00 Noon, Friday, October 18, 2019 at Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Brad Goodale.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church, C/O the Debt Retirement Fund, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.


Martha Nickles Buckner
Clinton, SC


Mrs. Martha Nickles Buckner, age 94, widow of I.M. “Buck” Buckner, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Presbyterian Home in Clinton.

Mrs. Buckner was born January 10, 1925 in Hodges, SC, a daughter of the late Edward Brice Nickles and Kate Reed Nickles.  She was a graduate of Abbeville High School and attended Winthrop College.  Mrs. Buckner was a retired from Clemson Extension in Union.  She had been an active member of First Presbyterian Church (now Union Presbyterian Church) for 65 years, where she was a member of the Presbyterian Women, Family and Community Leader Club, Quilting Club, Social Stitching, and a longstanding member of Foster Crawford Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Busy Fingers at Presbyterian Home.

Surviving are three daughters, Karen Flynn and husband Philip of Lexington, Gayle Comer and husband Leonard of Simpsonville, and Susan Lawson and husband William “Ricky” Lawson of Union; two sisters Reeda Pinson of Greenwood and Nancy May and husband Paul of Powdersville; five grandchildren, Phillip Flynn and wife Ann; Elizabeth Comer and husband David; Sean Flynn and wife LeAnna, Lauren Flynn, and James Comer and wife Lindsey; and ten great-grandchildren, Karsen, Kennedy, Hope, Wilson, and Brayden Flynn, Madison Clayton, and David, Nathan, and Collin Comer.  She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Tribble.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Union Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Lee Mosley and Rev. Sanders Read.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Mrs. Buckner’s grandsons, Philip Flynn, Sean Flynn, James Comer, David Comer, Brayden Flynn, Nathan Comer, and Collin Comer.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 PM prior to the services at Union Presbyterian Church. 

Memorials may be made to Union Presbyterian Church, 101 W. South St., Union, SC 29379 or to the Presbyterian Home, 801 Musgrove St., Clinton, SC 29325

October 12, 2019

Christos John Bardis
Union, S.C.


Mr. Christos John Bardis, age 75, husband of Amanda Carla Bardis of 124 Wingfield Dr., Union, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mr. Bardis was born in Spetses, Greece, April 3, 1944 a son of the late Demitri and Panayiota Karafotia Bardis. He retired in the restaurant business having operated Heart’s Drive-In for a number of years. Mr. Bardis served in the Greek Navy and was of the Greek Orthodox faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Dianna Bardis of Spartanburg; a son, Nick Bardis of Union; a brother, Demitri Bardis of Union. He was predeceased by a son, John Bardis.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Spartanburg conducted by Father Tom Pistolis. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday evening, October 15, 2019 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

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


John Earl Cabaniss
Union, S.C.


John Earl Cabaniss, 78, widower of Nancy Cecile Hughey Cabaniss of Union, went home to be with the Lord on October 11, 2019.  Born in Lockhart, he was a son of the late Rev. William Henry Cabaniss and Daisy Lee Gregory Cabaniss.  He was retired from Springs Mill, Kathryn Plant and Denton Gas Company.  Surviving are a daughter, Kim Petty and husband, Mike of Union and two grandchildren, Earl and Heather Petty, both of Union; one brother, Larry Gene Cabaniss of Union and sisters Doris Gainey of Cheraw, Peggy Thomas of Gray Court, Elaine Gaston and Alice Sanders of Lockhart; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Cabaniss was predeceased by 5 brothers, Alvin Cabaniss, Ralph “Buddy” Cabaniss, Harold Cabaniss, Jack Cabaniss, and William David “Flip” Cabaniss, and one sister, Mildred Black.  Graveside service will be held Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Browns Creek Baptist Church Cemetery located on Browns Creek Church Road, Union, conducted by Pastor Mike Bell.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the building fund at Browns Creek Baptist Church, 118 Browns Creek Church Road, Union, SC 29379.


Barbara Marie Robinson
Jonesville, S.C.


Barbara Marie Robinson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend went home to be with her Heavenly Father on October 10, 2019. Mrs. Robinson passed away quietly at her home.

Born in Union, November 18, 1940, Mrs. Robinson was the daughter of the late Maurice Grady and Mary Lois Gregory Adams and husband J.T. She was retired from Kid Connection in Spartanburg as a child-care worker and had formerly owned and operated Barbara’s Clothing in Jonesville. Mrs. Robinson was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church in Pacolet.

“Mrs. Barbara” was a precious friend to many; always with a smile, kind word and always willing to help others. She enjoyed taking care of her family and helped raise many children over the years. Her greatest joys were taking care of her husband, children and grandchildren which she said, “kept her young”.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 59 years, John M. Robinson are a son, John “Mike” Robinson and fiancée Lisa Adams of Union; a daughter, Lisa R. Morgan of Jonesville; a son, Chuck Sanders of Greenville; four grandchildren, Hunter Youngblood and wife Shay, Will Youngblood and wife Haley, Matthew Robinson and wife Kirsten and Kassidy Robinson; four great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Youngblood, Kori Youngblood, Mason Youngblood, and Ansley Youngblood and future great-granddaughter, Braelynn Nichole Robinson due in December. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Robinson was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth “Lib” Sanders.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the Holcombe’s Jonesville Chapel, 145 Hames Ave., Jonesville, conducted by Rev. Jackie Carrigan. Burial will be in Jonesville Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Matthew Robinson, Will Youngblood, Hunter Youngblood, Sidney Robinson, Chuck Sanders and Chris Garner. Truett Garner and Gary Morgan are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 2:30 until 4:00 PM Sunday at the chapel prior to the services.

The family will be at the home, 841 Littlejohn Rd., Jonesville.

October 10, 2019

Fannie Ruth Hyatt
Union, SC


Mrs. Fannie Ruth Gist Hyatt, widow of Sidney S. Hyatt, passed away on October 9, 2019, just 6 days shy of her 99th birthday.

She was born on October 15, 1920 to the late Ben and Myrtle L. Gist.  She was the great-great granddaughter of the late South Carolina Governor William Henry Gist.  Mrs. Hyatt was a graduate of West Springs High School and was retired from Milliken & Co., having worked at Excelsior and Ottaray Mills.  After retiring she was an Avon Representative for 30 years. She was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  Mrs. Hyatt loved to cook for the sick and doing for others, especially her chicken pot pie.

Mrs. Hyatt was an active and lifelong member of Bogansville United Methodist Church. She always made sure to keep the Social Hall festive and flowers in the Sanctuary for Sunday Worship Service.  She was a member of the choir, Chairman of the Worship Committee, a member of the Mary Sue Keith Sunday School Class, and was a member of United Methodist Women of which she served as President for a number of years.  Mrs. Hyatt had previously taught Sunday School for many years.

She was predeceased by her only child, Sydney Wayne Hyatt; a granddaughter, Cathy Hyatt; and her four sisters, Agnes Adams, Carrie Gregory, Mildred Bogan, and Erlene Hyatt.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Ann S. Hyatt; her three grandchildren, Linda Ham, Roger Hyatt and Michelle Moore, and Benjamin Hyatt and wife Jamie; six grandchildren, Justin Ham and Casey, Brooke Ham and Jason, Avery Hyatt, Shelby Hyatt, Dawson Hyatt, and Peyton Hyatt; two great-grandchildren, Jace Stemple and Gracyn Ham; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Bogansville United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Don Alexander.  Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Lawson, Billy Lawson, Rodney Bogan, Wayne Henderson, Tim Stevens, and Jeff Lawson.  The following are asked to serve as the honorary escort, members of the United Methodist Women, Crescent Hospice Caregivers, Home Instead Caregiver, Krystal Robinson, and Comfort Keepers Caregiver Haley Youngblood.

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

Memorials may be made to Bogansville United Methodist Church, 4052 Buffalo West Springs Hwy, Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family is at the home of her daughter-in-law, Ann Hyatt, 4864 Buffalo West Springs Highway, Pauline, SC 29374.


Harold R. Hunt, Sr.
Union, S.C.


Mr. Harold Robert Hunt, Sr., age 65, husband of Margaret Bly Hunt of 219 Lawson Ave., Union, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the Union Medical Center.

Mr. Hunt was born in Bradford, PA, January 14, 1954, a son of the late Harold H. Hunt and Shirley Vantassel Hunt. He was a retired security guard and had also worked as a cashier with Exxon and a bus driver. Mr. Hunt was formerly a volunteer with the fire department in Perrysburg, NY. He was a big fan of the South Carolina Gamecocks, the San Francisco 49’ers and pro-wrestling; particularly Goldberg. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Rhonda Hayton and husband Robert of Union and Deanna Huntski and husband Kelly of NY; three sons, Rodney Hunt, Sr. and wife Natalena and Randy Hunt all of Union and Allen Bly of NY; twenty-seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hunt leaves behind his beloved pet dog “Little Girl” who went everywhere with him.

A celebration of life service will be held at 6:45 PM Friday evening, October 11, 2019 at the First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robbie Stolger. The family will receive friends immediately following the services.

Memorials may be made to the Harold R. Hunt, Sr. Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

October 7, 2019

Joe Donald Pridmore
Jonesville, S.C.


Mr. Joe Donald Pridmore, age 75 of Poplar Rd., Jonesville, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mr. Pridmore was a son of the late Woodrow Wilson Pridmore and Lena Lucille Fowler Pridmore. He was a retired auto mechanic.

Surviving are two daughters, Lisa P. Barker of Spartanburg and Donna Renee Pridmore of Ninety Six; a son, Joe Brandon Pridmore of Spartanburg; a sister, Linda Lucille Melton of Jonesville and a brother, Robert Dennis Pridmore of Pacolet.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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


Betty S. Wilburn
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Betty Sanders Wilburn, age 85, of 1007 Sardis Rd. passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019, at her home. 

Mrs. Wilburn was born in Union, December 9, 1933, a daughter of the late Ernest Sanders and Pansy Knox Sanders.  She was a faithful member of Sardis United Methodist Church for 66 years and was active as long as her health permitted.  The church honored her for 50 years of loyal service in 2003.  Ms. Wilburn was retired from Milken in 2002 after 25 years. 

Surviving are two daughters, Susan Kerr and husband Eric, and Bonnie Brown and husband Benny all of Union; a sister, Myrtle Williams of Concord, N.C.; two brothers, J.B. Sanders and wife Ann of Union, and Carol Sanders and wife Beth of Prosperity; three grandchildren, Kristie Glaser and husband Richard, Kayla Wix, and Ashley Wells and husband Paul; one great grandson, Jacob Wells and one great granddaughter, Aeris Loving; and numerous nieces and nephews and a special niece, Casey Arthur.  Ms. Wilburn was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Kerr; and nieces Kathy Garner and Merrie Robin Bailey; and nephews, Keith Kerr and Earl Williams. 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Sardis United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Jeff Farmer and Rev. Angelia Price.  Burial will in the church cemetery. 

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

Active pallbearers will be Jacob Robinson, Larry Yarborough, Roger Bailey, Anthony Duckett, Donald Wells and Jake Wilburn. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Buford Brown, Dudley Adams, Michael Knighten, Donald Ray Sanders, Terry Humphries and special friends, Gussy Thompson, Vandora Fleming, Hazel and Dudley Adams.

The family wishes to express a special “Thank You” the staff and nurses of Cresent Hospice for their care of Mrs. Wilburn during her illness.

Memorials may be made to Sardis United Methodist Church, 964 Sardis Rd., Union, SC, 29379.

The family will be at the home.

October 5, 2019

Gene Edward Logan
Union, SC


Beloved Father, Brother, Grandfather and Great-grandfather, Mr. Gene Edward Logan, age 90, of 513 Peach Orchard Rd., Union, widower of Gay Tippen Logan passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mr. Logan was born January 25, 1929 in Rutherfordton, NC., a son of the late Fred R. Logan and Etta Towery Logan.  He was a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in science at Berea College. Mr. Logan was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War.  He retired from Milliken and Company and was a member of First Baptist Church of Union where he served as a deacon. Mr. Logan also volunteered at the Union County Historical Museum and built many display cases and worked as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie L. Will and husband Denny and Tracey L. Chisholm all of Greer; a son, Jeff A. Logan and wife Susan of Prosperity; a brother, Ernest Logan and wife, Myrtle of Forest City, NC; five grandchildren, Reggie and wife, Meagan Duncan of Florence, Trey Duncan of Prosperity, Philip Carter of Newport Beach, CA., Wells and wife, Bethany Logan of Dacula, GA and Kate Logan of Atlanta, GA; four great grandchildren, Bella Duncan and Jake Duncan both of Prosperity and Hannah Logan and Maddie Logan both of Dacula, GA.; numerous nieces and nephews; and good friend, Mickey Wingo of Union He was predeceased by a son, Todd E. Logan, sister, Frances Riddle and brother, Fred Logan, Jr.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the S.R. Holcombe Chapel, 310 West South St., Union, SC 29379.

Graveside Services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, October 11, 2019 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery in Forest City NC, conducted by the Dr. Jim Whitlow.

Memorials may be made to Union County Museum, 127 West Main St., Union, SC 29379.

Family is at their respective homes.

October 3, 2019

Zora Wright O’Dell
Union, SC


Mrs. Zora Wright O’Dell, age 82, formerly of Buffalo West Springs Hwy., Union, widow of Grady L. O’Dell passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Inverness of Spartanburg.

Mrs. O’Dell was born May 8, 1937 in Union, a daughter of the late Homer Wright and Lizzie Justice Wright.  She was a graduate of Union High School and Cecil’s Business College.  Mrs. O’Dell was retired from the Union County Health Department.  She had formerly taught music at Excelsior Elementary and Santuc Elementary and had been an assistant teacher of 4-year-old Kindergarten at Monarch Elementary.  Mrs. O’Dell was an active member of Buffalo United Methodist Church where she had served as Music Minister for over 50 years, she had also served as church Secretary and Historian, a member of the Pat Flood Circle and the Relay for Life Team of Buffalo United Methodist Church.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are a daughter, Robynne Burress and husband Steve of Buffalo; a son, Ricky O’Dell and wife Debra of Buffalo; six grandchildren, Megan O’Dell, Cody O’Dell, Blake Burress, David Burress, Trey Smith and wife Ivy, and Holly Smith; two great-grandchildren, Bella Walker and Giovanni Gentry; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece Karen Fowler.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Rhonda O’Dell Smith; two sisters, Beatrice Marvin and Alberta Brock; and one brother, Wayne Wright.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Buffalo United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Miriam Mick.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens. 

Active pallbearers will be David Burress, Blake Burress, Cody O’Dell, Trey Smith, Caleb Thompson, and Erik Marvin.  The nurses and staff of Inverness of Spartanburg and Compass Hospice are asked to sit in a group and form the honorary escort.

Visitation will be held from 2:30 until 4:00 PM Saturday prior to the services at the church.

Memorials may be made to Buffalo United Methodist Church, C/O the Air Conditioning Fund, P.O. Box 176, Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Robynne and Steve Burress, 791 Riley Rd., Buffalo, SC 29321.


Hazel J. Black
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Hazel James Black age 97, widow of Fred Hayes Black, Sr. of 3655 Jonesville-Lockhart Hwy., passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Mrs. Black was born in Union, June 3, 1922 a daughter of the late Wade Hampton James and Maggie Spillers James.  She was a faithful member of the Union Church of God and loved to crochet and knit items to be given away through the church ministry.

Surviving are three daughters, Faye B. Griffin, Kathy B. Erwin and husband Danny all of Union and Judy B. Crocker and husband Dennis of Woodruff; a son, Fred H. Black, Jr. and wife Tanja of Union; a sister, Jeanette McDaniel of Flint, MI; twelve grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Black was predeceased by two daughters, Barbara B. Predue and Robin B. Erwin; two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Union Church of God conducted by Rev. Stewart Anderson. Burial will be at Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 2:00 PM Friday at the church prior to the services.

Active pallbearers will be Jeff Erwin, Kyle Black, Travis Black, Conner Black, Richard Crocker, Scott Griffin and Chris Griffin.

The family wishes to say a special “Thank You” to the staff and nurses of MSA Hospice and Mrs. Black’s very special and personal caregiver, Shirley Donald for their love and care during her illness. Staff and nurses of MSA Hospice are asked to sit in a group.

Memorials may be made to Union Church of God, 1113 Thompson Blvd., Union, SC  29379.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Kathy and Danny Erwin, 646 Kelly Rd., Union.

 

 

  

 

 

 


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