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Miscellaneous Spartanburg County, South Carolina Obituaries


Ray Duckett
Landren Ray Duckett, 60, of 129 Wedgewood Circle died March 26, 2001 at his home. He was the husband of Gayle Werts Duckett and the son of Kate Kathleen Duckett of Spartanburg. He was the owner of Ray Duckett Plumbing Co. and a member of Lan Yair Country Club. He was of the Baptist faith, and he had served in the Army. Survivors include two sons, Michael Duckett and Landren Ray Duckett Jr. of Spartanburg; two stepdaughters, Rita Warne of England and Debra Fowler of Inman; a brother, Bruce Duckett of Spartanburg; a sister, Judy Anderson of Woodruff; one granddaughter; two step-granddaughters; and one step-grandson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Memorials may be made to Hospice, c/o St. Francis Hospital, 414 Pettigru St., Greenville, S.C., 29601. The family is at the home.

Kathy T. Baldwin
DUNCAN -- Kathy T. Baldwin, 42, of 131 Douglas Lane died March 27, 2001, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Stribling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie G. Putnam
Willie Mae Gilreath Putnam, 80, of 578 Spring St. died March 26, 2001, at her home. She was the widow of Everett Byrd Putnam and the daughter of the late Willie Broadus Gilreath and Hattie Peace Gilreath Jamison. She was the manager of an apartment complex in Illinois and a member of Temple Independent Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Hassie Jeanette Putnam of the home, Linda P. Hammett and Patsy P. Koon of Spartanburg; one son, Jerry Ray Putnam of Spartanburg; two sisters, Winnie Oliver and Faye Andrews of Greer; two brothers, James "Buck" Gilreath of Boiling Springs and Donald Gilreath of Moore; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Temple Independent Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Pete Addison. Burial will follow in Mount Tabor Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Lockhart. The family will be at the home of a daughter, Linda Hammet, 580 Spring St., Spartanburg.

William J. White
CHESNEE -- William James "Pop" White, 81, of 348 S. Star St. died March 26, 2001, at his home. A native of Polk County, N.C., he was the husband of Elizabeth Wood White and the son of the late William Franklin White and Bertha Sauer White. He retired after 20 years of service with Firestone Steel. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors in addition to his wife include three sons, James White, Roger White and Carl Wade White, all of Spartanburg; two daughters, Peggy Fortner of Bessemer City, N.C., and Shirley Mann of Chesnee; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Chesnee. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary, conducted by the Rev. Roger Byrd. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home of a daughter, Shirley Mann, 306 Daniel Morgan School Road, Gaffney.

Johnny B. Jones
Johnny B. Jones, 66, died March 23, 2001, at Winthrop Hospital in Mincola, Long Island, New York. A native of Spartanburg, he was the son of the late Nannie F. Jones and Fred H. Jones. Survivors include his wife, Lannie E. Jones; one sister, Cecelia Jones of Washington, D.C.; five brothers, Fred H. Jones Jr. of Hempstead, N.Y., Fulie B. Jones of Freport, N.Y., Smiley O. Jones of Chesnee, S.C., Ruban Jones of Buffalo and Willie B. Jones of Chesnee; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at New Bedford Baptist Church in Campobello with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friend at the home of Smiley and Jeanete Jones at 305 Old Mil Road, Chesnee. Cannon's Chapel of Funeral Service in Inman is in charge of arrangements.

Charles R. Bland
CHESNEE -- Charles Reid Bland, 67, of 5730 Henderson Hill Road died March 27, 2001, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. A native of Ellenboro, N.C., he was the husband of Sarah Bell Bland and a son of the late Claude Bland and Mary Lawson Bland. Survivors in addition to his wife include three daughters, Helen Gardner of Chesnee and Barbara West and Ann Easler of Cowpens; four sons, Barry Bland of Spartanburg, Wayne Bland of Birmingham, Ala., and Donnie Bland and Jimmy Bland of the home; and nine grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Chesnee Wesleyan Church. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, conducted by the Revs. Dan L. Belcher and Todd Gossett. Burial will follow in Frederick Memorial Gardens. The family is at their respective homes.

Fannie Lou Fleming
ENOREE -- Fannie Lou Fleming, 94, wife of the late R. Hall Fleming of 15717 Hwy. 221, Enoree, died March 27, 2001, at Skylyn Health Center. A native of Woodruff, she was the daughter of the late J. Boyd and Leona Willis Cox. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and a retired teacher with District 4 schools . She also was a member of Woodruff Art and Garden Club, Daughter's of the American Revolution and Enoree First Baptist Church, where she served as a former Sunday school teacher. In addition, she was the former co-op of Fleming Funeral Home in Enoree. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ora Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. John Huckaby. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. Memorials may be made to Enoree First Baptist Church of charity of one's choice. Lanford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie L. McKissick
JONESVILLE -- Willie Louis McKissick, 74, of 445 Tump Smith Road died March 26, 2001. A native of Jonesville, he was the widower of Mary Belle Parham McKissick and son of the late Lawerence McKissick and Cristana Free McKissick. He was reared in the home of the late Rev. Ophelia Mckissick. He was a member of Mark Hill Baptist Church, where he was chairman of the board of deacons, past Sunday school superintendent and a choir member. He was retired from Milliken & Co.'s Monarch Plant. Survivors include two sons, Darrell L. McKissick of Jonesville and Reuben McKissick of Spartanburg; three daughters, Cristanna McKissick, Cynthia M. Harris and Sallie Mae McKissick, all of the home; three brothers, the Rev. Warren McKissick of Charlotte, N.C., David Goudelock of Gaffney and John Goudelock of New York; one sister, Lillie Kelly of Gaffney; and four grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Union Community Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mark Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. T.J. Jackson Jr. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.

Timothy M. Wilson
CLINTON -- Timothy Michael Wilson, 18, of Joanna Highway died March 25, 2001, in the Laurens County Hospital. A native of Sumter, he was a son of Mark Andrew and Amy Mary LaBrec Wilson of Fountain Inn and a resident of Whitten Center. Surviving in addition to his parents are one brother, Scott Wilson of Fountain Inn; paternal grandparents, Paul and Eda Wilson of Woodruff; and maternal grandmother, Dora LaBrec of Danielson, Conn. A memorial service will be conducted at Whitten Center at a later date. Gray Funeral Home of Clinton is in charge of arrangements.

McDowell services
Funeral services for Virginia Hazel Maxwell McDowell, 78, of 1112 Rainbow Lake Road, Inman, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Lanford-Pollard Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Gerald Holloman and Jerry Clevenger. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Hospice Special Needs, 120 Heywood Ave., Spartanburg, 29302. Lanford-Pollard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cecil R. Mullinax
GREER -- Cecil Roy Mullinax, 75, of 204 Mullinax Drive died March 27, 2001, at his home. A native of Greenville County, he was the son of the late William Arthur and Ionla Jane Vanadore Mullinax and husband of Louise Louise Mulligan Mullinax. He was a millwright, a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and a Navy veteran, having served in World War II. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Arthur and Stephen Mullinax, both of Greer; two daughters, Rebecca Osteen of Greenville and Lisa West of Landrum; one sister, Ruby Isaacks of Fort Myers, Fla.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Burl Ashley and Don Kelley. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Wood Mortuary. The family will be at the home.

Bernard Harrelson
William Bernard Harrelson, 82, of 440 Royal Oak Drive died March 26, 2001. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, conducted by Guynell Jones and Dr. Kirk H. Neely. Memorials may be made to Mobile Meals, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, S.C., 29304, or Morningside Baptist Church Building Fund, 897 S. Pine St., Spartanburg, S.C., 29302. The family is at the home. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Shell services
Funeral services for Edgar "Little Boy" Shell, 87, of 1815 Tamara Way will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Charles J.J. Jackson III. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home. J.W. Woodward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jemmi Carroll Lehman
SANFORD, N.C. -- Jemmi Carroll Lehman, 43, daughter of Virginia Ivey of Pacolet, died March 25, 2001. Survivors in addition to her mother include one daughter, Ginny Phillips of Sanford; two brothers, Don Sinclair of Chester and John Ridings of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Susan Riddings of Sanford; and one grandson. The family will receive friends at Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford from 6-8 tonight.

Kathleen C. Irvin
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. -- Kathleen Elora Carpenter Irvin, 76, of 237 Tryon Road, died March 26, 2001, at Willow Ridge Nursing Center. Crowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Moses Miller
ROEBUCK -- Moses Miller, 79, formerly of Roebuck died April 10, 2001, in Oakmont West Nursing Center in Greenville following a lengthy illness. A native of Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late Elijah and Mamie Green Miller. He was a member of Fosters Chapel Baptist Church in Roebuck. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee from Spartan Mills. He was a member of the Robert Small Masonic Lodge No. 133 in Roebuck. Survivors include one sister, Mary Louise Means of Roebuck; and one brother, Leonard Miller of Spartanburg. The family is at the home of his sister, Mary Louise Means, 110 Harrison Grove Road, Roebuck. Alexander & Gist Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

George Papageorgiou
George Demetre Papageorgiou, 65, of 692 Asheville Highway died April 10, 2001, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Athens, Greece, he was the son of the late Demetre Papageorgiou and Danae Petoumenos Zervas. He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Spartanburg. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Stavros Papageorgiou of the home; two sons, James G. Papageorgiou of Los Angeles, Calif., and Charles G. Papageorgiou of Washington, D.C. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, conducted by the Rev. George Nayfa. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church, following the committal service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 697 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, S.C. 29303. Lanford-Pollard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ann B. Bobo
LOCKHART -- Ann Broome Bobo, 62, widow of Walter F. Bobo of 117 North 2nd St. died April 9, 2001, at Wallace Thomson Hospital following a sudden illness. A native of Lockhart, she was a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Virginia Louise Lockman Broome. She was a member of Lockhart United Methodist Church, a graduate of Lockhart High School and she attended Spartanburg Junior College and the University of South Carolina Union. She was formerly employed with the Union County Schools and Quincy's Restaurant. Surviving are two sons, John Bobo of the home and Tommy Bobo of Easley; a brother, Dean Broome of Knoxville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Lockhart United Methodist Church, conducted by the Revs. Alan Quarles and Eugene Cottrell. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 p.m. at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home. The family is at the home of her sister-in-law, Dolly Broome, 112 North 2nd St., Lockhart. Memorials may be made to Lockhart United Methodist Church, Lockhart, S.C. 29364. S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carol C. Whitmire
UNION -- Carol Chaney Whitmire, 60, of 1402 W. Main St. died April 10, 2001, at Wallace Thomson Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Sedalia, S.C., she was the wife of George R. Whitmire and daughter of the late Leroy Johnson Chaney Sr. and Clarice Estes Chaney. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church, a graduate of Union High School and was employed with Duraco Products. Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Brittany Whitmire of the home, Bobbi Dean Oates of Peachtree City, Ga., and Allison Jordan of New York; a son, John G. Whitmire of Union; four sisters, Ruth Watson of Enoree, Virginia Starnes of Cross Anchor, Grace Craig of Duncan and Mary Groves of Union; a brother, L.J. Chaney Jr. of Union; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Van Edington. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 p.m. The family is at the home. Memorials may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, c/o Hejaz Temple, P.O. Box 667, Mauldin, S.C. 29662. S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Downs services
Funeral services for Estelle Jordan Downs, 86, of 1705 Skylyn Drive will be held at today at 11 a.m. at Lanford-Pollard Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Revs. John Buchanan and Robert C. Morgan. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Committal services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Oakbrook Memorial Park in Hodges. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to Mobile Meals, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, S.C. 29304. The family will be at the home of Mrs. J.W. Jordan at 114 Brian Drive, Hillbrook. Lanford-Pollard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel B. Davis
UNION -- Hazel Florence Baldwin Davis, 83, widow of Carl Leroy Davis of 139 Bates Ave. died April 10, 2001, at her home after an extended illness. A native of Union, she was a daughter of the late Steven Vaughan and Cena Evans Baldwin. She was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are three daughters, Nancy Matthews of Union, Donna Byers of Cowpens and Eleanor Edens of Atlanta; a son, Thomas Davis of Matoaca, Va.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Tim Huckaby. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9. The family is at 139 Bates Ave. Ext., Union. S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joe D. Cothran
GAFFNEY -- Joe D. Cothran, 74, of 361 College Drive died April 9, 2001, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and retired as the director of Eastern Airlines Federal Credit Union. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Gaffney and was an Armed Forces veteran. He is survived by his wife, Lorena Robbs Cothran of the home; two sons, Jack T. Cothran of Gainsville, Ga., and James M. Cothran of Cary, N.C.; one daughter, Nancy J. Cothran of Asheville, N.C.; one sister, Florence Davis of Taylorsville, N.C.; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be held tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the residence. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Joel Sellers. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Annie Lindsey McCurry
LYNN, N.C. -- Annie Lindsey McCurry, 100, died April 10, 2001. A native of Greenville County, she was the widow of William M. McCurry and daughter of the late Columbus and Louisa Gosnell Lindsey. She was a member of Lynn First Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Bertha M. McMillian of Hickory, N.C., and Ruby M. Alewine and Joyce M. Arledge, both of Tryon, N.C.; two sons, Billy E. McCurry of Lynn and Charles A. McCurry of Fletcher, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon, conducted by her grandsons, the Revs. Scott and Todd Alewine. Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, N.C. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 1-3 p.m. Memorials may be made to Lynn First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 203, Lynn, N.C. or to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 421 N. Trade St., Tryon, N.C. 28782. The family will be at the home of Ruby and Richard Alewine, 100 Ivy Hills Lane, Tryon. McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara T. Wrightson
GASTONIA, N.C. -- Barbara Thomson Wrightson, 84, of 1351 Robinwood Road, formerly of Spartanburg, died April 10, 2001, at Covenant Village Health Care in Gastonia. A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of Edgar Charlesworth Wrightson and daughter of the late Waddy Lewis and Lucy T. Thomson. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1937 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, where she was a member of the Lydia Sunday School Class and Young at Heart. She was a charter member of the Ivy Ring Garden Club. Survivors include three daughters, Bobbie W. Bobotes of Spartanburg; Anne W. Efird of Gastonia and Lucy W. Cox of Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1-1:45 p.m. at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Robert C. Morgan. Memorials may be made to Covenant Village, 1351 Robinwood Road, Gastonia, N.C. 29054. The family is at the home of Mrs. Ted Bobotes, 102 Fernridge Drive, Spartanburg. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

David D. Sprouse
GAFFNEY -- David DeWayne Sprouse, 17, of 116 Summer Drive died April, 9, 2001, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jesse C. Brown
Jesse Claude "Dick" Brown, 76, of 119 Bonner Road, Lot 13, died April 9, 2001, at his home. A native of Spartanburg, he was the son of the late Ira Oscar and Annie Marie Bonner Cash Brown. He was retired from Butte Knit and was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, having served during World War II. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Myra McCart Brown; three sons, Michael Cannon of Dallas, Texas, Eric Allison of Cowpens and Phillip Allison of Mayo; two daughters, Cheryl Cannon of Myrtle Beach and Iris Hollifield of California; three brothers, James D. Brown of Inman, Harold D. Brown of Spartanburg and George Cash of Spartanburg; four sisters, Lillie Bell Hatchette, Ruby Thompson and Betty Holder, all of Spartanburg, and Nellie Whitt of Mayo; and two grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. Calvin Turner. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Suite 2, 600 N. Main St., Greer, S.C. 29650. The family is at the home of Myra Brown, Apt. 21-B Edmond Park Apartments, 320 Spruce St. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mae J. Murph
COWPENS -- Mae Jennings Murph, 79, of 991 Humphries Road died April 9, 2001, at her home. A native of Spartanburg County, she the daughter of the late Mansel A. and Sunie O'Shields Jennings. She attended Winthrop Women's College and was retired from Delagrave of Spartanburg. She was a member of Whitestone United Methodist Church, a member of the Daniel Morgan Chapter of the NSDAR and the Moses Wood Chapter of the UDC. Survivors include her husband, Carl Fredrick Murph of the home; one daughter, Eugenia Fortin of Chesnee; one son, Michael Murph of Cowpens; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Lebanon Cemetery in Whitestone, conducted by Guynell Murph Jones. The family will receive friends following the service at Whitestone United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tamassee DAR School, P.O. Box 8, Tamassee, S.C. 29686, or to Lebanon Cemetery Maintenance Fund, P.O. Box 664, Whitestone, S.C. 29386. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Roy W. Grant
WELLFORD -- Roy W. Grant, 56, of 1113 Main St. died April 9, 2001, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Bryson City, N.C., he was the husband of Lois W. Grant and son of the late John H. and Hazel Grant. He was employed as a truck driver for Budget Refuse in Reidville and was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, John G. Grant of the home, Timothy Dale Rogers of Duncan and James Rogers of Roswell, Ga.; three daughters, Diann Rogers of the home, Tina Anderson of Saluda, N.C., and Lynn Barnett of Inman; one sister, Thelma J. Morgan of Clearwater, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Stribling Funeral Home in Duncan. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Wesleyan Church Cemetery. The family is at the home, 1113 Main St., Wellford. Stribling Funeral Home in Duncan is in charge of arrangements.

Mike and Jo Brackett
WELLFORD -- Graveside services for William Michael "Mike'' and Carolyn Jo Pitts Brackett will be held at 3 p.m. today at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Revs. Steve Morgan and Herbert Adams. Mr. and Mrs. Brackett died April 8, 2001. Memorials may be made to the Brackett Children's Trust, c/o Palmetto Bank, P.O. Box 909, Inman, S.C. 29349. Petty Funeral Home in Landrum is in charge of arrangements.

Cooke services
Funeral services for Gerald Albert Reed Cooke Jr. will be held today at 3 p.m. at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Terry McMillan. Burial will be in Fort Prince Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home of his mother, Frances Cooke Hudgins, 426 Carolina Drive. Mr. Cooke died April 8, 2001. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Norman E. Merrill
Norman E. Merrill, 69, of 344 E. Pheasant Hill Drive, Duncan, died Monday, April 9, 2001. He was the husband of Marjorie Eineke Merrill. A native of Kenosha County, Wisconsin, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a retired small engine mechanic. He was of the Lutheran faith. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters Pamela Merrill of Duncan, and Susan Merrill Craven, son-in-law Mark Craven, and grandsons Korey and Kyle Craven, all of Woodruff. Three brothers, Lloyd Merrill, Duane Merrill, Dale Merrill, and sister Darlene Ludwig, all of Kenosha County, Wisconsin. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 11, at 6:00 PM at Joy Lutheran Church, 3211 Reidville Road, conducted by Pastor Lane Bembenek. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Joy Lutheran Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 17252, Spartanburg, SC 29301. The family is at the home. Cremation Society of South Carolina

Ed Corbett
Joseph Edward "Ed" Corbett, 89, formerly of 1705 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, died April 9, 2001 in Camp Care Nursing Home in Inman. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, he was thehusband of the late Doris I. "Dodie" Corbett for 60 years and the son of the late Joseph E. and Mary G. Sullivan Corbett. He worked for 43 years for Johnson Controls retiring in March 1982 and was a former member of Lan Yair Country Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served during Word War II. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce E. and Susan Corbett of Spartanburg; two granddaughters, Meredith Corbett of Chicago, IL and Kristine Corbett Tummillo and husband Mark, of Atlanta, GA; two great-granddaughters, Josie Yates Tummillo and Cassidy Lynn Tummillo. Private family services will be held Thursday, April 12, 2001 at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel conducted by Dr. George L. McGill. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Alzheimers Association, 555 Reidville Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29306. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel

Mary M. Edmonds
Services for Mary M. Edmonds, of 197 Wild Turkey Ln., Pacolet, SC will be held Wednesday 2pm at Faith Freewill Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Phyllis Thornton and Rev. Bruce King. Interment will be at Jonesville Memorial Gardens.

Juanita C. Read
Juanita Cecil Read, 83, formerly of Spartanburg, died April 8, 2001 in Oak Springs Comprehensive Care Center in Warrenton, VA. A native of High Point, NC, she was the wife of the late Aaron Chase Read, and daughter of the late William A. and Anna Johnson Cecil. She was a Business College graduate, and was co-manager with her husband of Howard Johnson Motel in Florida and Spartanburg. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church where she was a member of The Shade Tree Musicians. She was a longtime volunteer at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and was a member of Shadow Lawn Senior Center in Warrenton. She was also a member of the V.F.W. Auxillary. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Tommy W. and Helen Read of Warrenton, VA; two granddaughters, Carol Clippard and Wanda Clippard of Spartanburg; two sisters-in-law, Margaret West and Nettie Lou Read of Spartanburg and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30pm, Thursday, April 12, 2001 at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11am, Friday, April 13, 2001 at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel conducted by Dr. Allen McWhite and The Rev. Everett Foster. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Southside Baptist Church Shade Tree Musicians, 316 S. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29306, or Southside Baptist Church, 316 S. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29306. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel


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