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Miscellaneous Anderson County, South Carolina Deaths
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From December 2, 2000

Anderson, Roger
Anderson, Roger, of 213 Exeter Court, Anderson, services are at 3 p.m.

Anderson, Roy Wilbur
ELBERTON, Ga. - Roy Wilbur Anderson, 76, of 1219 Crestview Drive died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Elbert Memorial Hospital.

Arnold, Johnny Ray
Arnold, Johnny Ray, 49, of 103 McCall St., Greenville, graveside services are at 1 p.m.

Bearden Sr., Horace McKinley
SENECA - Horace McKinley Bearden Sr., 70, of 743 Return Church Road died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at his home.

Beasley, Bennie
Beasley, Bennie, 72, of 808 Wilhite Road, Carnesville, Ga., services are at 2 p.m.

Blackwell, Ernest Donnald
Blackwell, Ernest Donnald, 69, of 403 Pine Forest Drive, Belton. Memorial services are at 11 a.m. today at Cox Funeral Home by the Rev. Grady Corder. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be made to Latimer Memorial United Methodist Church, 200 River St., Belton, S.C. 29627, or Iva First Baptist Church Building Fund, 204 E. Green St., Iva, S.C. 29655, or Erskine College, P.O. Box 338, Due West, S.C. 29639, or to Anderson College, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, S.C. 29621.

Buchanan, Zola Rose
COLUMBIA - Zola Rose Buchanan, 88, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000.

Burdette, Harper
STARR - Harper Burdette, 75, of 128 Sivinksty Road died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Chastain, Sarah
PELZER - Sarah Stewart Chastain, 83, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at her daughter's home.

Deaton, Lewis John
Deaton, Lewis John, of 250 Horseshoe Lane, Walhalla, services are at 2 p.m.

Eberhardt, Lillian Mae Bridges
Eberhardt, Lillian Mae Bridges, 94, of 500 Cedar Ridge Road, Monroe, Ga., formerly of Carlton, services are at 11 a.m.

Ertzberger, Vernon
BOWERSVILLE, Ga. - Mary Vernon Whitworth Ertzberger, of 4848 Bowersville Hwy. died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Hart County Hospital.

Evans, Barbara
Barbara Jean Evans, 69, of 112 Sanders St., Anderson, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at the Greenville Nursing Center, Greenville.

Fletcher, Jimmy LeRoy
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Jimmy LeRoy Fletcher, 56, of San Antonio died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in San Antonio.

Galloway, William
EASLEY - William Galloway, 74, of Easley died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Gillespie, James Edward "Bud"
Gillespie, James Edward "Bud", 71, of 1028 Dorchester Road, Belton, services are at 2 p.m.

Golden, Miriam Daniel
WARE SHOALS - Miriam Daniel Golden, 76, of 218 Hembree Road died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Greene, Horace Anderson
Greene, Horace Anderson, 83, of 16404 Ga.

Hannah, J.C.
Hannah, J.C., 68, of 3 West Warehouse Court, Taylors, services are at 3:30 p.m.

Jackson, Mamie
Mamie Gertrude Sherard Jackson, of 409 Butler St., Anderson, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Jester Jr., Alvin H.
PENDLETON - Alvin H. Jester Jr., 73, of 122 Cherry St. died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Jones, Elizabeth Clontz
Jones, Elizabeth Clontz, 83, of Candler, N.C., and Liberty.

Jordan, Robert
Robert Alburtus Jordan Sr., 73, of 27 Sirrine St., Anderson, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at his home.

Kellett, Mary
WILLIAMSTON - Mary Evie Morrison Kellett, 85, of 108 Academy St. died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at her home.

Manley, William B. 'Buck'
LAVONIA, Ga. - William B. (Buck) Manley, 88, of 130 Shuford St. died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Cobb Memorial Hospital.

McMahan, Annie Bruce
McMahan, Annie Bruce, of North Charleston, services are at 2 p.m.

Owen, Frances Walters
Owen, Frances Walters, 74, of 438 Bow St., Westminster, graveside services are at 4 p.m.

Price, Trula Winn
Price, Trula Winn, 81, of Highway 378 West, McCormick, services are at 11 a.m.

R. Long, Jarelle
Jarelle Royston Long, 78, formerly of Powdersville died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000.

Riggins, Mamie Swintt
Riggins, Mamie Swintt, 83, of 2820 Hensley Ave., Macon, Ga., services are at 2 p.m.

Shaw, Rose Velt
Rose Velt Shaw, 81, of 218 McCully St., Anderson, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Smith, Martha E.
Martha E. Smith of 415 Liberty Highway died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Stone, Nellie Cobb
Stone, Nellie Cobb, of 340 Dickard Road, Seneca, services are at 11 a.m.

Sumner Jr., Arthur 'Ott'
TOCCOA, Ga. - Arthur Thomas "Ott" Sumner Jr., 77, of 8330 Ga. 320 died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at the Athens Regional Medical Center.

Thompson Sr., Willie James
BELTON - Willie James Thompson Sr., 53, of 425 Brooks Road died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Weddle, Steven Brady
ROYSTON, Ga. - Steven Brady Weddle, 44, of Brown Memorial Convalescent Center died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at a local hospital.

Wright, Patsy Thomas Martin
Wright, Patsy Thomas Martin, 61, of 410 Brooks Drive, Belton, services are at 11 a.m.

From April 6, 2001

Andrews, Edna
CARNESVILLE, Ga. - Julia Edna Bailey Andrews, 87, of 6490 Ga. 145 died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the Cobb Memorial Hospital. Born in Franklin County, she was a retired seamstress and homemaker and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. Surviving are widower, L. Dow Andrews; son, Bobby Andrews of Carnesville; daughters, Judy Ayers and Faye Ertzberger, both of Carnesville; sisters, Elton Atkinson of Greenville, Nell Horton of Baltimore, Cornelia Bailey of Los Angeles and Frances Hall of Winnetka, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was the daughter of the late William Erskine and Julia Fleming Payne Bailey. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Bailey; a sister, Ruth Randall; and her stepmother, Fannie Anderson Bailey. Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at B.D. Ginn Memorial Chapel by the Revs. Rogers McCoy and Clarence Davis; burial will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family is at the home.

Beaty, Bertha
Bertha Beaty, 94, of McCormick Health Care, formerly of 1413 Benjamin St., Anderson, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, the McCormick Health Care. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Johnson Funeral Home.

Blasingame, Edna Mize
TOCCOA, Ga. - Edna Mize Blasingame, 83, of 238 Valley Road, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the Clary Care Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Acree-Davis Funeral Home.

Flentall, Henry "Hank"
TOCCOA, Ga. - Henry "Hank" Flentall, 32, of 181 Poplar St. died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Stephens County Hospital, Toccoa. Born in Gadsen, Ala., he was employed by Ethicon Inc. of Cornelia, a member and deacon of The Spiritual Israel Church and Its Army of Cornelia. Surviving are parents, Early and Sadie Benson of Toccoa; daughters, Meagen Flentall, Deondra Flentall and Dishequa Flentall, all of Toccoa; sons, William and Damarian Flentall, both of Toccoa; brothers, Nathan Flentall of Baltimore, and Christopher Green and Terrell Green, both of Toccoa. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Spiritual Israel Church and Its Army of Cornelia, by Elder Annie Collins; burial will be in Level Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home.

Fowler, Samuel Major
MOUNTAIN REST - Samuel Major Fowler, 96, of 7515 American Highlands Highway died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home, Seneca.

Hale, James Alvyn
TOCCOA, Ga. - James Alvyn Hale, 81, of 233 Skyline Drive died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at his home. Born in Oconee County, he was retired from WABCO after more than 40 years of service and was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was a member of the Toccoa First Baptist Church and the Davis Vaughn Sunday school class. Surviving are sons, Timothy W. Hale of Toccoa, and Philip E. Hale of Athens; sister, Rebecca Aycock of Toccoa; brother, John Hale of Athens; and five grandchildren. He was the widower of Marion Christine Edmunds Hale and the son of the late Frank E. and Blondine Phillips Hale. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Hale and Nora Elizabeth Hale. Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Toccoa First Baptist Church by Drs. Henry Fields and Jim Nelson; burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Whitlock Mortuary. The family will be at the home. The family suggests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, 601 East Tugalo St., Toccoa, Ga. 30577.

Johnson, Clara Ruth
TOCCOA, Ga. - Clara Ruth Johnson, 80, of 6814 Old Mize Road died Monday, April 2, 2001, at the Toccoa Nursing Center, Toccoa. Born in Franklin County, she was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Lavonia. Surviving are son, Nolden Frank Johnson of the home; sisters, Mae Lee Latimer of Pendleton, S.C., and Clara Jean Hunter and Essie Mae McCurry, both of Lavonia; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was the widow of John Henry Johnson and the daughter of the late Sam and Virgil Brown. Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church, Lavonia, by the Rev. Thomas Randolph; burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa. The family is at the home.

Mattison, Addie
WILLIAMSTON - Addie Royal Mattison, 91, of Williamston died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Sentara Hospital in Norfolk, Va. Born in Anderson County, she was a member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Deaconess Board, the Missionary Society and was a former Sunday school teacher. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are daughters, Ruth Boyd of Chesapeake, Va. and Brenda Overton of Elizabeth City, N.C.; sons, Theodore Mattison and the Rev. Spurgeon Mattison, both of Williamston, and Eddie B. Mattison of Virginia Beach, Va.; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was the widow of Spurgeon P. Mattison and the daughter of the late George and Anna Jones Royal. She was preceded in death by seven brothers, John Royal, Calvin Royal, Haskell Royal, Jamie Royal, Willie Lee Royal, Eddie Royal and Dr. Andrew Royal; and three sisters, Kathleen Thompson, Annie Royal and Ina Grier. Services are at 4 p.m. Friday at New Prospect Baptist Church, Williamston, by Dr. N.P. Pearson, the Revs. Dr. S.B. Neely, Clinton Canty, Curtis Hill and David Byrd; burial will be in the church cemetery. No wake is planned. The body is at Unity Mortuary and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Friday. The family is at the home of her son, the Rev. Spurgeon Mattison, 105 Williams St., Williamston.

McAfee, Elvira A.
Elvira A. McAfee, of 311 Simpson Road, Anderson, formerly of Chickasaw Point, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Surviving are her children, Gerard McAfee Jr. of Bradenton, Fla., and Marilyn Spelina of Central; a brother, Edgar Plass of Yonkers, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was the widow of Gerard McAfee Sr. and the daughter of the late Percy and Elsie Hasselbring Plass. No formal services are planned at this time. The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the home of Marilyn Spelina, 221 Evans Drive, Central. The family suggests memorials be made to the Higher Ground Worship Center, P.O. Box 1704, Clemson, S.C. 29631. Seneca Mortuary, is in charge of arrangements.

Nicholson, Frances
Frances Guthrie Nicholson, 83, of 200 Nottingham Way, Anderson died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at NHC HealthCare of Anderson. Born in Birmingham, Ala., she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Anderson. She was a homemaker. Surviving are son, J.C. Nicholson Jr. of Anderson; sisters, Lila Guthrie Ritchie of Birmingham, Ala. and Bertha Guthrie Mims of Atlanta; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was the widow of Julius Carnes Nicholson and the daughter of the late John William Guthrie and Willie Mae McAlister Guthrie. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson, by the Rev. Rick Baggett. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at The McDougald Funeral Home. The family is at the home. The family suggests memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 302 West Whitner St., Anderson, S.C. 29624.

Nimmons, Donnie
BELTON - William Donnie Lee Nimmons, 58, of 609 Wright School Road died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Anderson County, he was a retired mechanic and was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Special Force, having served in Vietnam and was a member of the WOW. Surviving are widow, Dorothy Juanita Threlkeld Nimmons of the home; daughters, Peggy Jeckel and Judy Dooley, both of the home; brothers, Richard Jerry Payton of Anderson, James Eugene Payton of Forest City, N.C., and Tommy Dean Payton of Iva; sisters, Lois Ann Cross, Ressie Evans, Judy Moore and Darlene Murphy, all of Anderson; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was the son of the late M.E. and Annie Jane Nimmons Payton. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jimmy Ray Payton, Robbie Payton and Mike Payton. He was first married to the late Patsy King Nimmons. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Garden of Memories by Peggy Jeckel. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Honea Path. The family is at the home.

Ramsey, Charlotte Ann
Charlotte Ann Plumlee Ramsey, 77, of Anderson died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Anderson Area Medical Center. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., she was a homemaker, a graduate of Queens College and a member of the Wesley Sunday school class. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Laura Brown Circle. Surviving are sons, Donald Lee Ramsey and McKinney Hurt "Ken" Ramsey III, both of Anderson; brother, Claude Armstrong Plumlee Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; and two granddaughters. She was the widow of McKinney Hurt Ramsey Jr. and the daughter of the late Claude Armstrong Plumlee and Ruby Witt Plumlee. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson, by the Rev. Robert N. Carlisle. The body is at The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson, where the family received friends from 12:30 to 2:30 Thursday. The family will be at the home of her son, Donald Lee Ramsey, 2203 Poplar Lane, Anderson. The family suggests memorials be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1809 N. Main St., Anderson, S.C. 29621, or to the American Cancer Society, 600 N. Main St., Suite 2, Greer, S.C. 29650.

Rosemond, Mildred G.
LIBERTY - Mildred Gay Rosemond, 72, of 426 E. Main St. died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at her home. Born in Georgia, she was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, the Woman's Missionary Society, the Sunday school, Building Fund Group Leader and the WMWA Society. Surviving are son, Stanley Alonzo Rosemond of Liberty; stepdaughter, Pauline Holden of Clemson; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was the widow of Eugene Rosemond and the daughter of the late Terry and Minnie Lee Gay. Services are at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church by the Revs. Ulysses Durham, Douglas C. Hallums and Morris Waymer Jr.; burial will be in West View Cemetery. The body is at S.C. Franks Chapel of Remembrance, Liberty, and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Saturday. The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Bradley, 424 E. Main St.

Rucker, Mary
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Rucker, 63, of Anderson died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Anderson Area Medical Center. Born in Anderson, she attended Salem Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Anderson Literacy Association and the Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board. She was a retired educator. Surviving are stepsister, Margaret Palmer; brothers, Jason Rucker Jr. of Belton, Benjamin Rucker of Mitchelleville, Md.; stepbrother, Paul Rucker; and stepmother, Eldora Rucker. She was the daughter of the late Isadora Maude and Jason Rucker Jr. Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Salem Presbyterian Church; burial will be in Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. The body will be placed in the church at noon Saturday. Johnson Funeral Home, Anderson, is in charge of arrangements.

Segars, Charles
LAVONIA, Ga. - Charles Bruce Segars, 66, of 1083 South Fairview Road died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Anderson Area Medical Center. Born in Franklin County, he was retired from the AWH Corporation. He was a Baptist. Surviving are widow, Rachel Roach Segars of the home; sons, Charles Larry Segars of Martin and Tony Mark Segars of Lavonia; sisters, Mary Lee Gaines, Bobbie Jean Phillips and Sue Pulliam, all of Carnesville, Flora Mae Cheek of Eastanollee, Dorlaree Ivester and Mildred Crump, both of Warner Robbins and Virginia Brownlee of Commerce; and six grandchildren. He was the son of the late William Jefferson Segars and Modree Massey Segars. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jody Segars and Ralph Segars; and one grandchild, Samatha Hope Segars. Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at the Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia, by the Revs. Craig Brown and Chris Segars; burial will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens North, Lavonia. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family will be at the residence of a sister, Sue Pulliam, 2122 Hunters Creek Road, Carnesville.

Sloan, Kathleen (Granny)
GREER - Kathleen (Granny) Waddell Sloan, 89, of 202 Roe Road, formerly of Greer died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center. Born in Spartanburg County, she was a homemaker and a member of El Bethel Baptist Church and attended Praise Cathedral. Surviving are daughters, Elizabeth Plemmons of Belton and Adele Whitmore of Greenville; sister, Janie Wood of Inman; two grandchildren; and three-great-grandchildren. She was the widow of Troy M. Sloan and the daughter of the late Palmer and Maude Dillard Waddell. She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Sloan. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wood Mortuary by the Revs. Jerry Madden and Carroll Plemmons; burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. The family will be at the home of Rita Lancaster, 7 Peachtree Lane, Greer.

Sparks, J. Allen Sr.
LAURENS - John Allen Sparks Sr., 28, of 800 Spring St. Hilltop Apartment 3-B died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at his home. Born in Greenville, he was a truck driver and of the Church of God faith. Surviving are father, James Sparks of Greenville; mother, Sandra Kelly Phillips of Laurens; son, John Allen (A.J.) Sparks Jr. of Piedmont; stepfather, Michael Worthy of Laurens; and a half sister, Lois Sparks of Greenville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Sparks. Graveside services are at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Williamston Cemetery. Kennedy Mortuary, Laurens, is in charge of arrangements. The family will be at the home and will receive friends after the graveside services.

Spillers, Attrice
PELZER - Attrice Lucille Smith Spillers, 84, formerly of Augusta Road died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at the Easley Nursing Center. Born in Greenville County, she was retired from the Kendall Company and was a member of the Washington Baptist Church. Surviving are son, Jay Vernon "Pete" Spillers of Columbia; sister, Cora Henderson of Pelzer; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. She was the widow of George Roy Spillers and the daughter of the late Robert and Emma Campbell Smith. Services are at 3 p.m. Friday at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer, by Rev. Stan Candler; burial will be in Reedy Fork Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the mortuary prior to services.

Stephens, Charles Max
MARTIN, Ga. - Charles Max Stephens, 73, of 196 Lakeside Trail died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at his home. Born in Jasper County, Ind., he was an appliance technician and was a member of the Rock Quarry Congregational Holiness Church, Toccoa. Surviving are widow, Marilyn Lucile Stephens of the home; daughters, Janet Lindner of Woodstock, Ill, Karen Love of Atlanta, Susan Chicka Greensburg, Pa., and Jo Ann Hall of Mountain Grove, Mo.; brother, Harold Stephens of Hobart, Ind.; and nine grandchildren. He was the son of the late Paul Dwight Stephens and Dora Phillips Stephens. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Kenneth Stephens Sr., William Stephens, Paul Stephens and Robert Stephens. Memorial services are at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Rock Quarry Congregational Holiness Church, Toccoa, by Pastor Rev. Edward Hood. The family suggests memorials be made to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, Ga. 30501, or to the Rock Quarry Congregational Holiness Church, P.O. Box 15, Toccoa, Ga. 30577. Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia, is in charge of arrangements.

Webster, Tanya
IVA - Tanya Denise Williams Webster, 37, of 253 Sherard Road died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Unity Mortuary, Anderson. The family is at the home.


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