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October 2019

October 30, 2019

Ted A. Trantham
Union, S.C.


 Mr. Ted Alton Trantham, 84 of Union passed away after a brief illness on Monday October 28, at Spartanburg Regional Hospital.

Mr. Trantham was born October 12, 1935 to Clayton and Ethel Ashe Trantham and is survived by sisters Edith Annette Phillips of Union and Barbara Jean Sanders of Palm Harbor, Florida. After graduating from Union High School in 1955 Ted attended Spartanburg Methodist College and then served in the US Army, later serving in the Merchant Marines. In the 1960’s Ted began a lifelong career as an antique dealer and auctioneer operating International Galleries in Charlotte, NC and later Beltline Auction in Union. He currently owned and operated Second Hand City in Union. His unique life career rewarded Ted with a life enriched with colorful experiences. Gregarious and outgoing, he was a gifted storyteller who will be sorely missed.

Also surviving are nephews, Captain Charles Scott Williams of Kingwood, Texas, and Michael David Phillips of Charlotte, NC; nieces Lorinda Jean Robins of Union, Jimmie Lynne Boswell of Palm Harbor, Florida, and Doctor Diana Lynne Phillips, of Wintegarden, Florida.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 1, 2019 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel. Burial with Military Honors will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Scott Williams, Michael Phillips, Larry Rice, Melvin Lott, Joel Kaufman, and Jeff Trantham. Honorary pallbearer, Daniel Hovis.

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

The family will be at the home of his sister, Annette Phillips, 302 W. South St., Union.

October 28, 2019

Mary Jane Long
Union, SC


Ms. Mary Jane Long, age 61, of 105 Sycamore Lane, Union, passed away peacefully, October 27, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family.

Ms. Long was born July 20, 1958, in Union, a daughter of Patricia “Pat” Willard Long and the late John D. Long, III.  She was a graduate of Union High School and Columbia College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English.  Ms. Long worked in the Legislative Council at the South Carolina State House.  She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult III Tomi Vaughn Sunday School Class taught by Mrs. Nancy Bevis.  Ms. Long was a member of the Human Rights Committee with the Union County Disability and Special Needs Board.  She was a devoted mother and loving Mimi.

Surviving are a son, Toney “Tee” Farr, Jr. and wife Stacy of Jonesville; a sister, Lou Ann Parris of Spartanburg; two brothers, Billy Long and wife Tammie of Jonesville, and Stephen W. Long and wife Janet of Spartanburg; three grandsons, Will, Jackson, and Samuel Farr all of Jonesville; her nieces and nephews, Neely Parris, Conner Correll, Emily Correll, Michael Roark, and Drew Long; and a great-niece, Kylee Wallace.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. Tommy Vaughn, Mr. Sam White, and Rev. Brad Goodale.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens. 

Active pallbearers will be Lynn Eaves, Torance Inman, Ricky Smith, Sam White, Will Farr, and David Austin.  The members of the Adult III Tomi Vaughn Sunday School Class taught by Mrs. Nancy Bevis of Tabernacle Baptist Church are asked to sit in a group and form the honorary escort.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM prior to the services at the church. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home of her mother, Pat Long, 312 Springdale Drive, Union, SC 29379.

October 27, 2019

Lida Mae W. Heatherly
Jonesville, S.C.


Mrs. Lida Mae Whaley Heatherly, age 92, widow of Ralph Heatherly, formerly of 865 Lee Rd., Jonesville, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Heatherly was born in Sevierville, TN, May 2, 1927, a daughter of the late Dallas and Mertie Parton Whaley.  She retired from Ace Sweater in Union and was a member of West Springs Baptist Church where she was a choir member. Mrs. Heatherly was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are two grandsons, Mark Heatherly and wife Annette of Jonesville and Scott Heatherly and wife Dana of Inman; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Heatherly was predeceased by a son, Michael Heatherly.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at West Spring Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Mark Truitt.

The family will receive friends immediately following the services

Memorials may be made to Ellen Sagar Nursing Home Activities Fund, 1817 Jonesville Hwy., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home of her grandson, Mark and Annette Heatherly, 1689 Mud Bridge Rd., Jonesville.

Betty C. Rash
Union, S.C.


Betty Lou Covington Rash, wife of Jackson Rash, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2019.  She had been in declining health from dementia for the past several years.  

Born May 27, 1930 in Ghio, NC, she was the daughter of the late Edith Ann Bruce Covington and William F. Covington.  Mrs. Rash was a graduate of Hamlet High School in Hamlet, NC.  She was a 56-year member of Grace United Methodist Church where she was active in “Young at Hearts” and the David Clyburn Sunday School Class where she served as secretary for over 40 years.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 66 years are a son, Jack Rash and wife Terri of Orangeburg, SC, two daughters, Nancy and husband Bill Comer of Lexington, SC, and Becky and husband Tommy Grant of Taylors, SC, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by six brothers, Robert, Ray, Bill, Ted, Hubert and Nathaniel, and two sisters, Lois and Gladys.  She is survived by a sister, Ann, of Virginia Beach, VA. 

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, October 28, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. David Bauknight.

The family will receive friends following the services in the church Fellowship Hall.

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

The family is at the home, 209 Belvue Drive, Union, SC. 

October 26, 2019

Russell Dean Vassey, Jr.
Union, S.C.


Mr. Russell Dean “Rusty” Vassey, Jr., age 60 of 143 Crawford Rd., Union, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Vassey was born in Spartanburg, April 15, 1959, a son of the late Russell Dean Vassey, Sr. and Edith Blanton Vassey. He was a graduate of Chesnee High School and attended Spartanburg Technical College. Mr. Vassey formerly owned and operated R. Vassey Logging.

Surviving are two sons, Paul Vassey and wife Sarah of Buffalo and Nick Vassey and friend Amber Justice of Union; a brother, Randy Vassey of Chesnee; two grandchildren, Ryan Vassey and Matilda Vassey; two nieces, Jennifer Crawford and Ashleigh Greene; and special family members, Phillip and Brooke Crawford and their sons, Cale and Luke of Union and Sam and Sharon McCraw of Chesnee.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, October 28, 2019 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Randy Burgess.

The family will receive friends immediately following the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Hospice, 1530 Drayton Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307.

The family will be at the home, 143 Crawford Rd., Union.

October 25, 2019

Ella Faye Gibbs
Union SC


Miss Ella Faye Gibbs, age 85, of 207 South Boyce St., Union, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at her home.

Miss Gibbs was born in Union, December 7, 1933, a daughter of the late Luther Norman Gibbs and Bessie Marie Noland Gibbs.  She was a graduate of Union High School.  Miss Gibbs retired from McClellan’s Dime Store.  She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she taught Preschool Sunday School and was a choir member. 

Surviving are two sisters; Annie Mae Gibbs of the home and Barbara Gibbs Smith and husband Ralph of Buffalo, nieces and nephews; Luther G. Arthur, Robert J. Arthur, Amy A. Kosanovic, Paulette Arthur, Bernice B. Inman, Michael R. Smith and Susie Smith; and numerous great and great – great nieces and nephews.  Miss Gibbs was predeceased by three sisters; Betty G. Burgess, Jane G. Arthur and Maria G. Arthur; a niece, Linda Lou Arthur; a great- niece Regina I. England; and a nephew, Jimmy Arthur.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Tommy Vaughn and Chaplain Martha Toney.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Michael Smith, Phillip Smith, Jeremy Gallman, Torance Inman, Jay Coffer, George Faucette, and James Coffer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry and Tina Stevens, Donna Lugo and caregivers from Crescent Hospice.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:00 Sunday at the church prior to the services.

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

The family will be at the home, 207 South Boyce St., Union.

October 24, 2019

Mary Florence ‘Flo’ Hines
Union, SC


Mrs. Mary Florence “Flo” Parks Hines, age 81, wife of Don H. Hines of 216 Hyder Rd., Union, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at her home.

Mrs. Hines was born in Union, June 2, 1938, a daughter of the late John Thomas Parks and Phoebe Sprouse Parks. She was a graduate of Lockhart High School and Spartanburg Junior College. Mrs. Hines retired from Wachovia Bank and had also worked for the Union County Schools. She was a member of Philippi Baptist Church where she taught Children’s Sunday School and was a choir member and member of the WMU.

Surviving are a daughter Donise Hines Eubanks of Jonesville; two sons, Scottie Hines of Union and Alan Hines of Lockhart; a sister, Phoebe Ann Crocker and husband Doyle of Union; a brother, Keith Parks and wife Carol of Jonesville; a granddaughter, Morgan Sanders and husband Gage; a grandson, Jordan Crumpton and girlfriend Brianna League; two great-grandchildren, Liam and Addison. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jan Hines.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, October 25, 2019 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Scott and Rev. Brad Goodale. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Trenton Crocker, John Parks, Dennis Cooper, Travis Crocker, Dayne Jackson and Gage Sanders.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 until 3:00 Friday at the church prior to the services.

The family would like express their gratitude to Ann Martin, Charlene Gibson, and Hospice Care of South Carolina—Union for their compassionate care of “Flo.”

Memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church, Debt Retirement, 327 Philippi Church Rd., Union, SC 29379.

The family will be at the home, 216 Hyder Rd., Union.

October 21, 2019

Frances Willard Mitchell
Buffalo, SC


Mrs. Frances Willard Mitchell, age 86, of 959 Main St., Buffalo, widow of Reuben “RD” Mitchell, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice House. 

Mrs. Mitchell was born October 28, 1932 in Union, a daughter of the late Barth Willard and Maggie Scott.  She was a graduate of Union High School and retired from Conso after 40 years.  Mrs. Mitchell was a member of Buffalo United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Pat Flood Circle.

Surviving are a son, Timothy Mitchell and wife Debra of Union; three grandchildren, Susan Mitchell and fiancée Troy Legner of Spartanburg, Christina Cody and husband Brian of Gaffney, and Shane Mitchell and wife Catie of Gaffney; two great-grandchildren, C.J. and Bryce Cody; two sisters Hazel Nance of Union and Dolly Pitman and husband Jim of Buffalo; and a brother, Wayne Willard of Union.  She was predeceased by a son, David Mitchell and six brothers, JT, Ned, Dean, Barth, William, and Clarence Willard.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Buffalo United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Miriam Mick and Rev. Kevin Dalton.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Russ Sanders, Tim Harrison, Mike Walker, Donnie Lunsford, Johnny Gregory, and Codey Sanders.  The following are asked to sit with the family, Betty Jones, Robert and Peggy Queen, Paul Rice, and Dennis Crisp.

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

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

The family will be at the home, 959 Main St., Buffalo, SC 29321.


Brenda D. Whitmire
Union, S.C.


Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother, Brenda Davis Whitmire, age 68, of 440 Jones Ford Rd., Union, went home to be with the Lord Monday, October21, 2019.

Mrs. Whitmire was born in Lincolnton, NC, December 14, 1950, a daughter of the late Rev. Forrest K. Davis and Juanita Cook Davis. She was a graduate of Salem High School in Morganton, NC and was a faithful member of Buffalo Baptist Church for the past eight years.

Mrs. Whitmire served the Lord in three churches in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Her areas of ministry included Sunday School Director and Teacher, Vacation Bible School Director and Teacher, WMU Director, Organist, Outreach Leader, GA Director and Leader. She was involved with the Amazing Grace Food and Clothing ministry of Buffalo Baptist Church. Mrs. Whitmire was blessed by this ministry where she could help others.

Her husband of 38 years, Jesse Barnett Whitmire lovingly cared for her by going to all doctor appointments and was by her side during hospitalizations and testing. Jesse was the sunshine of her life and she was his pride and joy.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Kimberly Sloan of Union; a brother, C.F. Davis and wife Colleen of Fayetteville, NC; two grand-children, Jonathan Parkins, II and Felicia Reeves and husband James Reeves III all of Union; two nieces, Joy Davis and Karissa Merrell and a nephew, Jonathan Davis all of North Carolina. She was also survived by a great-granddaughter, Carleigh Ray Sumner who brought so much joy and happiness to Brenda and Jesse with her beautiful smile. Brenda was lovingly known as “Mema”.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, October 25, 2019 at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Doug Estes, Rev. Lynn Ford and Rev. Carrol Caldwell. Burial will be at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Bobby Hyatt, R.D. Murphy, Gerald Wilson, Bruce Betenbaugh, Steve Ramsey and Jamie Smith.

Members of the Willing Worker Sunday School Class and member of the Amazing Grace Ministry Team are asked to serve as the honorary escort.

Memorials may be made to the Amazing Grace Ministry, c/o Buffalo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 428, Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family will be at the home 440 Jones Ford Rd., Union.

October 18, 2019

Doris Evans Jett
Union, SC


Mrs. Doris Evans Jett, age 88, of 1817 Jonesville Hwy., Union, passed away, Friday, October 18, 2019 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Jett was born April 16, 1931 in Laurens, a daughter of the late John David Evans and Susie Mae Coker Evans.  She was a graduate of Union High School.  Mrs. Jett retired from Milliken and Company—Monarch Plant, she previously worked at United Merchants and was a licensed cosmetologist.  She was a member of New Life Baptist Church.  Mrs. Jett was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are a daughter, Sue Jett Haney of Union; two grandchildren, Deanne Haney and Heath Haney; a great-grandson, Jameson Cole Haney; a special friend, Ada Hall; and six nieces and six nephews.  She was predeceased by an infant son, Dennis Lynn Jett and three sisters, Agnes Griffith, Margaret Alman, and Clady Mae Parks.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Walter Holcombe.  Visitation will be immediately following the services at the cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Ellen Sagar Nursing Home, especially Venessa Quinn, Jennifer Lancaster, and Melody Barnett for their love and care of Mrs. Jett.

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

The family is at the home of her daughter, Sue Haney, 301 Partridge Rd., Union, SC 29379.


Bobby Wayne Carter
Buffalo, S.C.


Mr. Bobby Wayne Carter, age 75, husband of Janice Barnes Carter of 2177 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Buffalo, went home to be with the Lord on October 17, 2019.

Born in Union, he was the son of the late Harold and Millie Turner Carter. Mr. Carter was retired from Torrington Company, Tyger River Plant.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Ashley M. Newton and wife Rikki Dawn of Inman and Brooke Harvey of Union; one grandson, Jared Harvey of Union; three great-grandsons, Juelz Thomas, Jeremy Thomas and Kyler Harvey; one great-granddaughter, Morgaine Newton; two brothers, Dean Carter and Coot Carter and wife Linda Keith all of Union; three sisters, Mary Upton and husband Carrol of Buffalo, Margie Cannon of Union and Ruth Robinson of Jonesville. He was an awesome uncle to many nieces and nephews. Mr. Carter was predeceased by two sons, Robbie Harvey and Larry Harvey and one brother, Theron Carter.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Carrol Caldwell. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 3:00 PM Sunday at the chapel prior to the services.

Active pallbearers will be Donald Ray Nix, David (Bubba) Nix, Jason Lipsey, Daniel Nix, Chris Hix and Joe Hix.

The family will be at the home, 2177 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Buffalo..

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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