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September 2018

 

September 30, 2018

Sherry Lee Browning
Union, S.C.


Ms. Sherry Lee Browning, age 63 of 106 Harris Dr., Union, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018 at her home after an extended illness.

Ms. Browning was born in Elloree, April 27, 1955, a daughter of the late Lee and Nancy Braxton Browning.

Surviving are her “Ol’ Man”, Pete Shetley of the home; four daughters, Destiny Shetley, Crystal Knox, and Christy Gardin all of Union and Lynn Morgan of Spartanburg; two sons, Stacy Browning and wife Heather and P.J. “Bubba” Shetley all of Union; a brother, Rusty Browning and wife Rhonda of Elloree; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Sherry was predeceased by a son, Robbie Murphy and a sister, Kelly Browning Kennerly.

A memorial service will be scheduled by the family for a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Sherry Lee Browning Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC  29379.


Harriett G. Howell
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Harriett Gault Bishop Howell, age 76, widow of William Miles “Bill” Howell of Union, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Physical Rehab and Wellness Center of Spartanburg after an extended illness.

Mrs. Howell was born in Union, December 26, 1941, a daughter of the late Ernest Gault and Harriett Ruth Kennett Gault Potter and step-daughter of the late Charles Albert Potter. She was first married to the late George Gordan Bishop, Jr.

Mrs. Howell was a graduate of Union High School and Cecil’s Business College.  She was employed as a secretary for Milliken and Co., Lockhart Plant for many years and had also worked in the Union Co. Treasurers office. She grew up a member of the First Baptist Church of Union and was later a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she participated in the choir and the Presbyterian Women.

Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Ann Bishop Lambert and husband David of Spartanburg; two step-daughters: Debbie Howell Littlejohn and husband Pat of Jonesville and Claudia Howell Belue of West Union; step-grandchildren: Rebecca Lambert Mathis and husband Adrian of Pacolet and James Christopher Lambert and wife Abigail of Glendale;  a niece, Amy Bundrick and husband Jerry; a nephew, Joseph Hodges and wife Cindy all of Chapin; four great-granddaughters and several cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale.

The family will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the services.

Memorials may be made to the Union Co. Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 951, Union, SC 29379.

 

September 28, 2018

William Jefferson Scales
Union, SC


Mr. William Jefferson Scales, age 61, husband of Eva Scales, of 1078 Meansville Rd., Union, passed away Friday, September 28, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Scales was born December 1, 1956 in Union, a son of the late William Scales, Sr. and Mary Stepp Scales.  He was a graduate of Union High School and attended the University of South Carolina at Union.  Mr. Scales was formerly employed with Her Majesty.  He was a member of the Union Church of Christ and the Union Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Lee Scales and Terry Scales both of Union; one sister, Linda Pardue and husband Gene of Union; and one grandson, Caden Scales of Union.

Graveside services will be held at 4:00 PM Monday, October 1, 2018 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Minister Terry Hale. 

Memorials may be made to the Union Church of Christ, 704 N. Duncan Bypass, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 1078 Meansville Rd., Union, SC 29379.


Judy Ellen Whitehead
Union, SC


Mrs. Judy Ellen Whitehead, age 70, husband of Paul Jerry Whitehead, Sr., of 202 Mill St., Union, passed away, Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Whitehead was born December 20, 1947 in Union, a son of the late Floyd Howard Sizemore, Sr. and Ellen Greene Sizemore.  She was retired from Milliken & Co.—Monarch Plant.  Mrs. Whitehead was a member of Ottaray Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Marlene W. Rhinehart and husband James of Union; two sons, Tim Sizemore and wife Gloria of Buffalo and Paul Jerry Whitehead, Jr. and wife Crystal of Union; two sisters, Donna S. Nave and husband Mike of Union and Carol Caldwell all of Union; one brother John Sizemore of Erwin, TN; ten grandchildren, Whitney Smith and husband Phillip, Jordan Bradley and husband Jesse, Chasity Rhinehart and fiancée Cory Horne, Brooke Rhinehart and fiancée Nick Presnell, Dusty Rhinehart, Michaela Whitehead and fiancée Damon Walter, Macy Whitehead, JerriLynn Whitehead, Michelle Pilgrim and husband Sammy, and Dawn Neal; and nine great-grandchildren, Payton, Vaida, Bryson, Jazzy, Kennedy, Eli, D.J., Jonathan, and Cheianne.  She was predeceased by one brother, Butch Sizemore, one grandchild, Caleb Whitehead, one daughter-in-law, Sherry G. Sizemore, and one brother-in-law, Perry Caldwell.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Ottaray Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Walter Holcombe.

Active pallbearers will be, David Jones, Lee Wilburn, Thomas Gugliucci, Tyler Gibson, Matt Sizemore, and Chandler Sizemore.

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

Memorials may be made to Ottaray Baptist Church, P.O. Box 70, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 202 Mill St., Union, SC 29379.

 

September 27, 2018

Mark A. Ramsey
Union, S.C.


Mr. Mark Anthony Ramsey, age 52 of Union, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the home of his sister after a brief illness.

Mr. Ramsey was born in Union, May 15, 1966, a son of the late Thurman Eugene “Shorty” Ramsey and Annie Ruth Johnson Ramsey.  He was a 1984 graduate of Union High School and was employed with NAPA Auto Parts.

Surviving are two sisters, Joan Ramsey Christopher and husband Gary of Pulaski, TN and Melissa Ramsey of Buffalo; a brother, Steve E. Ramsey and wife Barbara of Buffalo; and a number of nieces, nephews and special friends. Mark was predeceased by a sister, Susan Ramsey Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Carrol Caldwell. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Matt Goodfellow, Timothy Davis, Chris Fallaw, Tim Dehart, Matt Pittman and Greg Krasinski.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.

The family will be at the home of his sister, Melissa Ramsey, 117 Katelyn’s Way, Buffalo.

 

September 23, 2018

 
Mable Lee Brock
Buffalo, SC


Mrs. Mable Lee Vinson Brock, age 92, of 141 Dana Tara Ln., Buffalo, Passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018 at her home. She was the widow of the late James D. Brock, Sr.

Mrs. Brock was born in Buffalo, SC August 12, 1926, a daughter of the late Ben F. Vinson and Lilian Justice Vinson. A graduate of Union High School and Limestone Business College, she worked as a bookkeeper at Roper Chevrolet and Her Majesty for several years. Mrs. Brock later became self-employed as the owner and operator of the Blue Jean Barn in Buffalo. Mrs. Brock was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Brenda Moss and husband Bobby of Union, Susan Walker and husband Eric of the home, Judie Fowler of Portland, OR.; 3 sons, James D. Brock, Jr. and wife Grace of Pawleys Island, Maxie Brock and wife Evelyn of Aiken, Tim Brock and wife Tracy of Clover; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Brock was predeceased in death by 5 brothers.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by Rev. Richard Lewis. Mrs. Brock’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

Visitation with food and fellowship will follow immediately after the graveside service at Buffalo United Methodist Church.

The family wishes to say a special “thank you” to MSA Hospice of Union employees, staff and to the caregiver of Mrs. Brock, for their special care during her illness.

Memorials may be made to Buffalo United Methodist Church, 108 Hill St., Buffalo, SC 29321.

The family is at her home, 141 Dana Tara Ln, Buffalo, SC 29321.

 

September 22, 2018

Hattie Gregg Addis
Jonesville, SC


Mrs. Hattie Gregg Addis, age 89, of 646 Pea Ridge Hwy., Jonesville, widow of Clyde Grady “Boots” Addis, passed away, Friday, September 21, 2018.

Mrs. Addis was born November 17, 1928, in Del Rio, TN.  a daughter of the late William Franklin “Frank” Gregg, Sr. and Amelia “Millie” Turner Gregg.  She was a homemaker and she loved to quilt and garden. Mrs. Addis was a devoted member of Jonesville Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Diane West and husband, Rev. Alan West of Jonesville; two sons, Brent Addis and wife, Vicki of Rock Hill and Darrell Addis and wife, Donna of Jonesville; a sister, Nell Gregg of Union; six grandchildren, Blaine Addis and wife Amber, Bryan West and wife Alana, Scott West, Daniel Addis and wife Lacy, and Dana Barton; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Addis was predeceased by a grandson, Matt Addis, two sisters and four brothers.

Graveside Services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, September 24, 2018 at Jonesville Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Alan West and Rev. Scott Cannon.

The family is going to receive friends immediately following the graveside service.

The family is at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Rev. Alan West, 646 Pea Ridge Hwy., Jonesville, SC. 29353.


Louis M. Jordan, Sr.
Union, SC


Mr. Louis Merriman Jordan, Sr., Union business man and civic leader, passed away Friday afternoon, September 21, 2018. He was the husband of Beverly Timmons Jordan of Eastwood Ave., Union.

Mr. Jordan was born July 29, 1935 in Union, a son of the late Alfred Foster Jordan and Elizabeth Jones Jordan. He was a graduate of Union High School where he played football and basketball, and was co-captain of the 1952 football team. Louis played on the 1952 South Carolina Shrine Bowl team and the 1953 All-Star Team. He attended Clemson College where he majored in Agricultural Engineering and Business. He served as Sports Editor, Business Manager, and Editor-in-Chief of The Tiger, the college newspaper. 

In August of 1958 Louis married Beverly Timmons. They moved to Winston-Salem where he worked for Integon, Metropolitan Life, and the North Carolina Highway Department as Director of Right of Way Engineering. During this time, his civic activities included serving as treasurer of the Winston-Salem Jaycees and co-chairman of the Winston-Salem Miss America Pageant in 1963. He was also appointed to the fund-raising committee to bring the National School of Fine Arts to the city.

In 1965 Louis and his wife Beverly returned to Union. He, along with his brothers Foster and Marshall, became members of the Ace Hardware national franchise in 1967 and expanded to Gaffney, until they began commercial real estate development by constructing buildings for lease. Louis and his brothers founded LoFoMar Associates,LTD. LoFoMar Associates developed the North Duncan Bypass in Union. They later developed Merchants Walk Shopping Center. MarLo, Inc. was later formed to develop Bermuda Run, a residential sub-division.

In 1987, Louis joined with Dr. James Cooper and other investors to organize Endosafe, Inc. Endosafe is a Federal Drug Administration licensed company. He served as the director of Endosafe, Inc. Louis has been very active in civic affairs on both the county and state level. He had served as a charter member of the Catawba Regional Planning Council, including Executive Committee membership, and Council Chairman from 1969 to 1976. From 1967 to 1976 he served on the City of Union Planning and Zoning Board and was chairman for three years. In 1971, Louis served as Chairman of Union County’s Overall Economic Development Committee and was the author of its overall development plan which resulted in the county acquiring Rural Development grants for waste water treatment allowing several industrial companies to build and expand. Louis was honored in 1982 by the Union Jaycee’s by being awarded their Distinguished Service Award. Louis served on the Union County Council and was instrumental in securing grants for the renovation of the courthouse and the county jail facilities. He became chairman of the first Union County Development Board in 1981.

Louis served under Governors Richard Riley and Carol Campbell on the South Carolina Development Board from 1987 to 1993 and was instrumental in organizing a state program for rural economic development. He was the founder of the Union Work-Education Council in 1980 and was a member of the State Job Service Improvement Council where he was awarded the Annual Citation from the South Carolina Chapter of the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security. He is an Alumnus of Leadership South Carolina, Class of 1984. From 1971 until 2007 he served on the Board of Directors of Union Federal Savings Bank, later Provident Community Bank. Louis served as the chairman of the Loan and Audit Committees and later served as chairman of the Board of Directors. For five years he served as chairman of the House Committee of the Union B.P.O Elks Lodge #1321 and served as President of the Union Shrine Club. Louis was a member of Masonic Lodge #75 and was a York Rite Mason. He was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church (now Union Presbyterian Church) where he had served as both a Deacon and Elder. He chaired the renovation program for the educational building.


Surviving in addition to his wife of 60 years, Beverly Timmons Jordan, are a daughter, Marsha Elizabeth Jordan of Union; two sons, Louis Merriman Jordan, Jr. and wife, Jane of Union, and Foster Timmons Jordan and wife, Cammie of Chapin; five grandchildren, Morgan Elizabeth Hathcock, Ann Jordan Hathcock, Louis Merriman Jordan, III, Christopher Foster Jordan and Elizabeth Elaine Jordan. He was predeceased by his brothers, Foster Jordan and Marshall Jordan.
Graveside services will be held 3:30 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3:00 PM prior to the service at the Jordan family home, 418 East Main St., Union, SC.

Memorials may be made to Union Presbyterian Church, 101 W. South St, Union, SC 29379 or to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 951, Union, SC 29379.

 

September 21, 2018

Douglas Eugene Leonhardt
Union, SC


Douglas Eugene Leonhardt, 64, husband of 40 years to Brenda Whitehead Leonhardt passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  Doug was born in Union on May 14, 1954, son of the late Lillian Scott Bernard and Bobby Leonhardt.  Doug was an active member of Lower Fairforest Baptist Church, where he served as Secretary of Sunday School.  He was a graduate of John Randolph Tucker High School in Virginia and the University of South Carolina Upstate.  Doug had worked in textiles, in production and sales at Milliken and Paragon Plastics.  He had also worked at Union Chrysler Dodge.  Most recently he had retired from Jimtex in Lincolnton, Georgia, where he served as a technical service manager.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Haley Berry (T.L.) and Megan Brown (Jamie); five grandchildren, Eliana, Viera, and Josiah Berry and Kolby and Brody Brown.  He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Edna Whitehead; an aunt, Carol Scott Henderson; uncles, Fred and Billy Scott; a niece, Stephanie Kierce and numerous cousins.  He was predeceased by a sister, Tonya Evans, a nephew, Chuck Rogers, his maternal grandparents, Will and Bessie Scott, and an uncle, Clyde Scott.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Lower Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Jim Cunningham, Rev. Carla Dillard and Rev. T.L. Berry.  Visitation will be from 2:00 until 4:00 at the church prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Kip Brock, Kin Headley, Billy Wayne Scott, Mike Scott, Clyde Scott, Jr., and Lawson Headley.  Honorary Pallbearers will be the men of Lower Fairforest Baptist Church, Talmadge Adams, Randy Penland, Larry Page and Steve Hughes.

Memorials may be made to Lower Fairforest Baptist Church, 125 Lower Fairforest Church Rd., Union, SC  29379.


Wesley Alan Thomason
Buffalo, SC


Mr. Wesley Alan Thomason, age 29, of 313 Drugstore St., Buffalo, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Greenville Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Thomason was born July 10, 1989 in Union, a son of Carol Inman Craig of Buffalo.  He was the owner and operator of Thomason Logging and was a truck driver for many years.  Mr. Thomason was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a sister, Amy Craig of Union; a brother, Charles Craig and wife Jessica of Buffalo; his maternal grandmother, Pearl Inman and his maternal grandfather, Bo Inman and wife Barbara all of Union; four nieces and two nephews; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Mark Truitt.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Brad Gregory, Edward Inman, Curtis Nichols, Thomas Nichols, Wyatt Christian, David Paige, Jamie Gist, Brandon Cody, Brandon Williams and Drew Adams.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM prior to the services at the church. Mr. Thomason will be carried to the home, 313 Drugstore St., Buffalo, on Friday afternoon where the family will also receive friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wesley Thomason Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

 

September 17, 2018

William Vinson
Lockhart, SC


Mr. William Vinson, age 87, husband of Ann Parks Vinson of 415 Mill Street, Lockhart, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Union Medical Center.

Mr. Vinson was born in Woodruff, SC August 9, 1931, a son of the late Robert Victor Vinson and Bernice Adams Vinson. He retired from Sonoco Products and was previously employed with Milliken & Company- Lockhart Plant. Mr. Vinson was a member of Lockhart First Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon. He was the last surviving member of five children.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Rose Ann Vinson of the home and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Vinson was predeceased by a son, William Keith Vinson; a sister, Phoebe V. Whitaker and three brothers, Robert Vinson, Jr., Fred Vinson and Elbert Vinson.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Lockhart First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Delos Blanton, Rev. Dr. Don McCutcheon and Rev. Merritt Wentz. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Allen, Steve Robinson, Jason Plemmons, Eddie Burnett, Alan Cabaniss and Paul McCutcheon.

Visitation will be held 1:30-3:00 PM Wednesday in the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Lockhart First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 190, Lockhart, SC 29364.

The family is at the home, 415 Mill Street, Lockhart.


Terry Marvin Sprouse
Buffalo, SC


Mr. Terry Marvin Sprouse, age 59, fiancée of Debra Babb of 312 Putman Rd., Buffalo, passed away, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Union Medical Center.

Mr. Sprouse was born August 13, 1959 in Union, a son of the late Robert G. Sprouse, Sr. and Dorothy Evelyn Thrift Sprouse.  He was a graduate of Union High School and attended Spartanburg Methodist College.  Mr. Sprouse was retired from Union County Print Works.  He was a Veteran of the United States Marines.

Surviving in addition to his fiancée are, two daughters, Crystal Holcombe and husband Billy and Jennifer Sprouse all of Gray Court; one brother, Scott Sprouse and special friend, Tasha Slentz of Buffalo; four grandchildren, Madison and Macy Holcombe, Taylor Jones and Teegan Miller; two nieces, Amy S. Price and husband Jeffery of Union and Danielle Gresham of Buffalo; one nephew, Robert Sprouse, III and wife Lori of Buffalo and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Robert G. Sprouse, Jr. and Clyde Ricky Sprouse.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Putman Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Tommy Mann.

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

The family is at the home, 312 Putman Rd., Buffalo, SC 29321.

 

September 15, 2018

Amber Dawn Millwood Lee
Gastonia, NC


Amber Dawn Millwood Lee, age 61, formerly of Union, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 14, 2018. She was a loving mother, sister and fiancée.

She was born in Union, July 18, 1957 a daughter of Henry “Bud” Millwood and wife Patty of Union and the late Carole Wilson Millwood. She was a 1975 graduate of Union High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Wofford College in 1979.

Dawn served as the manager of the family business, The Café, in Jonesville. She was a member of a Pokeeno group and an avid animal lover.

Surviving are a daughter, Sarah Lee of Charlotte, NC and a son, Charles Lee also of Charlotte; her fiancé, John Stewart of Gastonia, NC; a sister, Tammy Moore and husband Mike of Union; two brothers, Todd Millwood and Hank Millwood both of Spartanburg; two step-sisters, Cindy Caldwell of Union and Crystal Grady of Cross Keys; several nieces and nephews and two fur babies Chloe and Buddy. She was predeceased by a step-brother, Homer Anderson.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the Greater Union Church conducted by the Rev. Roger Estes. The Pokeeno Girls and the employees of The Café are asked to sit in a group.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 2:00 PM prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Union SC Animal Shelter, 3839 Cross Keys Hwy., Union, SC 29379 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.


Judy West Bradburn
Union, S.C.


Mrs. Judy West Bradburn, age 71, of 215 Pineland Rd., Union, widow of Otis S. “Monk” Bradburn, Sr., passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Mrs. Bradburn was born in Union, June 12, 1947, a daughter of the late Tillman Francis West and Fannie Ruth Howell West.  She retired as a CNA at Ellen Sagar Nursing home and had previously worked at Conso Product.  Mr. Bradburn was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Judith Susan Fleming, Cynthia Morris, Beth Skaggs and husband David all of Union and Katie Bradburn of Spartanburg; one son, Otis S. “Bo” Bradburn, Jr. of Union; two sisters, Esther Enlow and Janice Knox both of Union; eight grandchildren: Eric Nicholas Fleming, Michael Heath Fleming, Jessica Hope Burgess, Joshua Tyler Morris, Jessica Faye Bradburn, Kayla Roark, Austin Roark, and Michael “M.J.” Long, Jr; and eight great-grandchildren: Andrew and Layla Fleming, Kaylie, Emma and Harley Fleming, Levi and Jocelyn Burgess, and Raven Grace Nave.  Mrs. Bradburn was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Frances Dawkins and Diane Earle and by one brother, William “Bubble Gum” West.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at New Life Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Shannon Faulkner. Burial will be at Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Nicholas Fleming, Heath Fleming, Joshua Morris, Austin Roark, Chris Ingle, Sr. and David Skaggs.

The following are asked to serve as the honorary escort, Levi Burgess, Andrew Fleming, Chris “Bubba” Ingle, Jr. and Kaylee Ingle.

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

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

The family will be at the home of Susan Fleming, 255 Mt. Tabor Church Rd., Union.

 

September 14, 2018

Margaret Ann Gunning Jones
Columbia, SC


Mrs. Margaret Ann Gunning Jones, age 84, formerly of Union, widow of William A. Jones, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

She was born in Union, July 9, 1934 a daughter of the late Arvil “Bo” and Victoria Allen Gunning.  Ann retired from Eckard Drugs in Columbia and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth E. Beard and wife Cheryl of Irmo and Steve A. Beard of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Sharon Fulton and husband Terry, Karan Willetts and husband Stephen, and Stephanie Van Dyck and husband Peter; four great-grandchildren, Cody Temples, Jordan Willetts, Ethan Lindler, and Baylee Willets; and her loving dog, Lulu.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, September 17, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Chris Gulledge.  Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Stephen Willetts, Terry Fulton, Cody Temples, Peter Van Dyck, Jackie Allison and Joey Allison.

Visitation will be held following the services.


Meredith Roberson Greene
Union, S.C.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Union County lost one of its most beloved citizens. Meredith Roberson Greene, the widow of William Eugene (Bill) Greene, Sr. had spent the last five years at the Presbyterian Home in Clinton, where she served her Lord and fellow man faithfully. Mrs. Greene, the daughter of Andrew William and Elizabeth Huntley Roberson was born on January 31, 1929, the sixth of ten children. in a house on the edge of Lake Lure in Chimney Rock, NC. She was educated in the schools of both Chimney Rock and Rutherfordton, North Carolina, graduating in the first twelfth-grade class of Rutherfordton-Spindale Central High School. Dreams of a career in Nursing and offers of a career in modeling quickly took second place when she accepted the proposal of marriage from Billy Greene, and they were married on November 29, 1947.

Always a hard worker, first on her parents’ farm where they sold milk to Sealtest and raised cotton, then as a soda fountain jerk at the Rexall Drug Store, Meredith was known for her outgoing personality, dependability, and unquestionable integrity. For the first ten years of her married life, she worked in textiles for Roger A. Milliken. With motherhood came a break from the “world of working outside the home.” As she, Bill, and their growing family moved from state-to-state because of Bill’s continued success in the Milliken Company, Meredith became the “Mom of the Neighborhood” with an open-door policy and the best homemade cookies, especially chocolate chip, in the area. Always economical, she made or knitted many of her children’s clothes. Motherhood also gave her the opportunity to serve in a variety of community volunteer positions, including Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout leader. She was a faithful Red Cross volunteer for many years and a life-time blood donor. Meredith was a Junior Charity League of Union Sustainer [She and her daughter Deborah were the first mother-daughter members to both serve as League Presidents]. During her League years, she was the lady who rented and delivered televisions to the patients in Wallace Thomson Hospital. For over forty years, she was a D.O.E, accompanying Bill across the state and country as he fulfilled his official obligations. Later in life, she served as a faithful Meals on Wheels volunteer. At the Presbyterian Home, she served in several volunteer positions, including the Spiritual Life Committee, Exercise Leader, Welcomer, and reader to elementary students. She also often visited those who were no longer mobile in the H-G wings, befriending them with ice cream cones, cards, and other uplifting items. In 1972, she became the Secretary and later Office Manager at First Baptist Church of Union, where at her death, she had been a faithful member for sixty plus years.  For twenty-seven years, she was the “Go-to” person [Whenever anyone needed anything at the church, she was the one members and non-members alike turned-to; whenever anyone had a question, it was “Ask Meredith.”]. She was in her element. Kind, considerate, and loving, she also became the encourager and confidant to many. She was able to serve her Lord in a variety of ways. Over the years, in addition to her secretarial duties, Meredith served as Sunday School teacher, choir member, and Girls’ Auxiliary Leader. In addition, she served on numerous church committees: Nominating, Benevolence, Connie Maxwell, Love and Service [Chair]. Her ‘dash’ was not only memorable, but full. There is little doubt that on Tuesday morning, September 11, 2018 at approximately 11:40, Meredith’s Lord and Savior greeted her with “Welcome home, Meredith, good and faithful servant.”

Meredith is survived by her three children: daughter Deborah Greene, Union; son William Eugene (Bill) Greene, Jr. and his wife Mary Virginia, Chapin; son David and his wife Suzette, Cross Hill; five grandchildren: Patrick Corey Greene and his wife Amanda, Greenwood; Heather Greene Shook and her husband Chris, Inman; Tyler Casey Greene, Fayetteville, W.Va.; Sean Michael Greene and his wife Lauren, Cross Hill; and William Eugene Greene, III (Trey), Charleston; eleven great-grandchildren: Hailey Landreth, Summer Leigh Younce-Greene, Cameron Anthony Greene, Allison Greene, Kailey Landreth, Christopher Noah Shook, Lillie Elizabeth Greene, Jonah Zachary Shook, Peyton Chesleigh Greene, Tinsley Paige Greene, and Micah David Shook; sister Lavonne Roberson Robbins and her husband Horace, Lawrenceville, GA; brothers Norman E. Roberson and his wife Jeanette, Mableton, GA; and Leon Roberson and his wife Virginia, Forest City, NC.

Besides her husband of fifty-seven years, she was predeceased by a son, Norris Franklin Greene; four sisters: Ruth Donovan, Lenora Maxey, Callie Barnwell, and Catherine Snipes; two brothers: Forrest and Neal Roberson.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Presbyterian Home in Clinton for their wonderful care and attention provided to their cherished one over the last five years. Although not “home,” the Presbyterian Home was as much like home for Meredith and her family as any facility can be. We made many friends who are like family.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Union conducted by Rev. Robbie Stollger and Rev. Robert Emory. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:30 until 11:00 AM.

Grandsons and Miles Jones of Ladsen, SC will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Presbyterian Home; Elsie Alverson, Gloria Carwile, Don Cody, Jane Crocker, Lt. Col. Paul and Liz Davis, Rev. Shawn and Kari Head, Doris Hodge, Rev. Jim and Linda Hudson, Doug and Ann Lawing, Sue Morgan, Dr. Allen and Oma Jean Raines, Evelyn Richbourg, Thad and Sandra Strom, Melba Tate, Eric Walker, Evans and Jenny Crocker and the Joy Sunday School class members.

The family requests that donations be given to First Baptist Church,405 E. Main St. Union, SC 29379 or to the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648.; the Presbyterian Home of Clinton, 801 Musgrove St., Clinton, SC 29325 or the Union County Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 951, Union, SC 29379.

 

September 12, 2018

Jane Sanderson Ledford
Union, SC


Mrs. Jane Sanderson Ledford, age 88, of 204 Davis St., Union, widow of Marion B.F. Ledford, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Mrs. Ledford was born June 1, 1930 in Dillon, a daughter of the late James Ellory Sanderson and Lessie Jane Sanderson.  She was a graduate of Lakeview High School and attended Winthrop College.  Mrs. Ledford worked at Mon Aetna Baptist Church Day Care for 25 years and had previously worked the Shriner’s Hospital in Greenville.  She was a member of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Faye Teague Sunday School Class and the WMU.  Mrs. Ledford was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Martha Chapter #79 and a member of the Order of the Amaranth.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are one son, Marion Ledford and wife Margaret Ann of Spartanburg; two grandsons, David Lee Ledford and girlfriend Nicole Dill of Pauline and Evan Mark Ledford and girlfriend Amber Davis of Spartanburg; a special niece, Marcel Douglas of Union.  She was predeceased by five brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Chris Gulledge.  Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be David Ledford, Evan Ledford, Richard Brackins, Sonny Ledford, Scott DuBose, and Stan Ledford.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until 12:00 noon prior to the services at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, 1431 Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC 29379.

 

Louise Cohen Eller
Lancaster, SC


Mrs. Louise Cohen Eller, age 85, wife of Rev. Harold J. Eller of 1046 Memorial Park Rd., Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Piedmont Medical Center.

Mrs. Eller was born April 4, 1933 in Cherryville, NC a daughter of the late William Paul Cohen and Ada Black Cohen.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster and was active in her husband’s ministry as he pastored several churches in the Upstate.  Mrs. Eller enjoyed cooking, gardening, and taking care of her family. 

Surviving in addition to her husband of 66 years are a daughter, Tanya Eller Peterson and husband Chris of Lancaster; three sons, Harold David Eller of Lancaster, Gerald Eller of Lancaster, and Phillip Eller of Rock Hill; a half-sister and a half-brother; six grandchildren, Jonathan Eller, Brittany Eller, Joshua Eller, Adrienne Lee, Matthew Peterson, and Andrew Eller; two great-grandchildren, Brooke Lee and Parker Lee; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by one sister, Ethel Jolly and two brothers, Harry Cohen and Junior Cohen.

Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon Friday, September 14, 2018 at Wade Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1094 Memorial Park Rd., Lancaster, SC 29720.  Burial will follow at 3:30 PM, Friday afternoon, at Union Memorial Gardens, 1720 Whitmire Hwy, Union, SC 29379.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until 12:00 noon, prior to the services at the church.


Shirley Ann Lawson Riddle
Jonesville, SC


Mrs. Shirley Ann Lawson Riddle, age 83 of 4141 Buffalo West Springs Hwy., Jonesville, widow of Malcolm Riddle, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at her home.

Mrs. Riddle was born June 22, 1935 in Union, a daughter of the late Ike Lawson and Paulette Lancaster Lawson.  She was a graduate of Jonesville High School and retired from Thomas and Howard Company after 25 years.  Mrs. Riddle was a member of Bogansville United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Fredia Fuller Sunday School Class and the Joy Group.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Riddle and wife Alice and Kevin Riddle all of Jonesville; two brothers, Ronnie Lawson and wife Brenda and Billy Lawson and wife Elaine; three grandchildren, Kyle Riddle and wife Becky, Kolby Riddle, and Nick Riddle and wife Michelle; and four great-grandchildren, Kylie Gregory, Ryan Riddle, Mason Riddle, and Tucker Riddle.  She was predeceased by one granddaughter, Kimberly Riddle Bailey.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Bogansville United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Don Alexander.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Kyle Riddle, Kolby Riddle, Nick Riddle, Jeff Lawson, Chris Smith, and Ray Vinson.

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

Memorials may be made to Bogansville United Methodist Church, C/O Sound System Fund, 4052 Buffalo West Springs Hwy., Jonesville, SC 29353.

The family is at the home, 4141 Buffalo West Springs Hwy., Jonesville, SC 29353.


W.C. Bennett
Clinton, SC


Mr. W.C. Bennett, age 89, of Langston Place, Clinton, SC, formerly of E. South Street, Union SC, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at Laurens County Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Bennett was born April 26, 1929 in Cross Keys, SC to the late James Madison and Louise Hembree Bennett.  He grew up in the Cross Keys community and was an Eagle Scout. 

Accepting Christ at age nine, he grew up with a strong faith in God.  He served faithfully at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church in Cross Keys and later at First Baptist Church in Union.  He held many positions of service including Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Director, Deacon, Deacon Chair, Clerk, RA Director, and Trustee.

After graduating from Presbyterian College in 1948, he began a distinguished professional career.   He worked for Arthur State Bank for 44 years rising to Executive Vice President, Director, and CEO.  He was an organizer of the SC Independent Bankers Association in 1965 and later served as their president in 1968.  In 1981 he was elected as the president of the Independent Community Bankers Association of America and in 1985 was named as “Banker of the Year” by that group.  In 1981 he was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the highest award that can be given by the governor of SC.  He was proud of his hometown and during his extensive traveling with the banker’s association, he would always introduce himself as “W.C. Bennett from Union, SC”.

He loved his country and was very patriotic.  He was an officer in the US army during the Korean War and afterward served in the reserves.  He was active with the American Legion Post 21 where he served as Post Adjutant, Post Commander, and District Commander.

W.C. was a Master Mason and a Shriner.  

He was an early member of the Union Gun Club.  One of his favorite hobbies was shooting skeet.  For years he enjoyed helping to produce the “Wild Game Supper” in Union which drew hundreds to the annual event.  His generous and fun-loving spirit touched all who knew him.  He produced and gave away witty cards, puzzles, conversation pieces, and other funny “gadgets”.      

After his retirement, W.C. enjoyed target shooting and maintaining the family Christmas Tree farm.

He is survived by his three children, Patricia Bennett Vanderford (& husband Mike) of Piedmont, SC, William Clarence “Billy” Bennett, Jr. (& wife Carol) of Union, SC,  James Arthur “Jim” Bennett (& wife Annette) of Rock Hill, SC, and his sister Margaret Bennett Taylor of Clemson, SC.

His five grandchildren are Christopher Michael Vanderford ( & wife Lucy) of Athens, GA,  Marianne Ridings Vanderford  (& husband Matthew Huber) of Piedmont,SC, William Zachary Bennett (& wife Jaclyn) of Charleston, SC, David James Bennett (& wife Katie) of Lexington, SC, and Samuel Dean Bennett of Greensboro, NC.  His three Great Grandchildren are Everly Irene Bennett, Rivers June Bennett, and William Case Huber.


He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Ridings “Skippy” Bennett who was his constant and faithful companion for 52 years, and his brother, Clair Hayes Bennett of Shelby, NC.


Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Robbie Stollger and Rev. David Bennett. 

Special thanks go to the Langston Place retirement community and especially the staff who brought happiness to him for the last 2 ½ years and to Crescent Hospice who gave him comfort for these last several months.

Memorials can be sent to First Baptist Church, 405 E. Main Street, Union, SC 29379.

 

September 10, 2018

 

Allen Ladd Yeargin
Jonesville, SC
 

Mr. Allen Ladd Yeargin age 61, husband of Regina Addis Yeargin of 1480 Bobby Faucette Rd., Jonesville, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Yeargin was born in Spartanburg, SC January 20, 1957, a son of the late Martha Jo Ann Lemmonds Yeargin. He was a graduate of Pacolet High School and had attended Spartanburg Technical College. He was employed with Chester Regional Medical Center as Director of Engineering and Safety. Mr. Yeargin was formerly employed with Upstate Carolina Medical Center. He was the founder of Regal Dog Box and was an avid deer hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. Mr. Yeargin was a member of the South Carolina Hospital Association of Engineers.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Hope Y. Lancaster and husband Joseph of Spartanburg; four grandchildren: Hayden Terry, Aubrey Lyles, Ethan Lancaster and Adam Lancaster; two brothers: Danny Yeargin of Jonesville and Michael Yeargin of Spartanburg and a special “son”, Justin Addis and wife Stacy of Jonesville.

Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the home, 1480 Bobby Faucette Rd., Jonesville, SC 29353.

Memorials may be made to Compassus Hospice of Gaffney, 212 East Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, SC 29340.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

September 6, 2018

James Patrick Mailler
Union, SC


Mr. James Patrick Mailler, age 74, husband of Kathleen Space Mailler, of 1844 Tinker Creek Rd., Union, formerly of New York, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Mailler was born January 13, 1944 in Cornwall, NY, a son of the late Royal Francis Mailler, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Clouser Mailler.  He was retired from Mailler and Son’s Landscaping and he and his wife formerly owned the J&K Deli in Mountainville, NY. He was a volunteer fireman with the Highland Engine Co. and the Mountainville Fire Department. Mr. Mailler had also served with the police department in Cornwall and the town of Montgomery. Mr. Mailler was a veteran of the United States Army where he was a Staff Sargent. He enjoyed golf, fishing and repairing antique clocks.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, James P. Mailler, Jr. and wife Lisa of Dryden, NY and Roger Mailler of Clarmore, OK; his twin sister, Patricia Hilton of Bloomburg, NY; and three grandchildren, Lauren Mailler, Brandon Mailler, and Tripp Mailler.  He was predeceased by one brother, Royal George Mailler. 

Services with Military Honors will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, SC. 

Memorials may be made to Gibbs Cancer Center, 101 E. Wood St., Spartanburg, SC 29303.

The family is at the home, 1844 Tinker Creek Rd., Union, SC 29379.

 

September 3, 2018
 
Charles Timothy Burns
Union, SC


Mr. Charles Timothy Burns, age 65 of 212 River Hills Rd., Union, passed away, Sunday, September 2, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Burns was born August 31, 1953 in Union, a son of the late Charlie L. Burns and Arzie Martin Burns.  He was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are two sisters, Betty Warren and Dianne Vanderford and husband Johnny all of Union; two brothers, Lancy Burns and wife Sarah of New Jersey and Gerone Brooks and wife Evelyn of Lockhart; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Shannon Faulkner and Rev. Sam Baine.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens. 

Visitation will be held 3:00 until 4:00 PM Thursday prior to the services at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

The family is at the home of his sister, Betty Warren, 122 Vanderford Rd., Union, SC 29379.

 

September 2, 2018

Robert Lee Parker
Union, S.C.


Mr. Robert Lee Parker, age 80, husband of Teresa Roberts Parker, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Parker was born in Cherokee Co., September 26, 1937, a son of the late Robert A. and Mabel Workman Parker. He was retired from Schlegel Corp. in Chester and was a life long member of Lockhart Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Lockhart Masonic Lodge #244. Mr. Parker was first married to the late Ann Nichols Parker.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a granddaughter, Heather Parker Bailey and husband Chad of Union; a great-granddaughter, Bobbie Bailey; two sisters, Betty Jo Spencer of York Co., and Cornelia Ertzberger of Clover; a brother, Jimmy Ray Parker of York Co. and a number of nieces and nephews.  Mr. Parker was predeceased by two sons, Steve Parker and Bobby Parker; two sisters, Eunice Parkins and Libby Parker and two brothers, Oscar Parker and Frank Parker.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at the Lockhart First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Delos Blanton and Rev. Sam Baine.  Burial will be at Bullock’s Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 408 N. Duncan ByPass, Ste. 6, Union, SC 29379 or to a charity of one’s choice.

The family will be at Mr. Parker’s home.
 

 

 


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