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Miscellaneous Spartanburg County, South Carolina Obituaries


Myrtle Lee Turner
MAYO -- Myrtle Lee Turner, 88, of 24 Old Schoolhouse Road died August 9, 2000. A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of the late Lee Otis "L.O." Turner and daughter of the late Jesse and Louvenia Lyles Cash. She was a retired florist and owner of Mayo Florist and a retired cafeteria worker for school district 2. She was a member of Mayo First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School class and a charter member of Mayo Senior Adults. Surviving are two sons, Chauncey and Dennis Turner, both of Mayo; a daughter, Betty Turner Bailey of Cowpens; three sisters, Jessie Harris of Chesnee, Gladys Johnson of Clifton and Nettie Mae Waddell of Winston Salem, N.C.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Mayo First Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Larry Fleming and Chuck Mullinax. Burial will follow at Graham Chapel Wesleyan Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Forest Lawn Mortuary of Chesnee. The family is at the home. Forest Lawn Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Joe Valentine
CAMPOBELLO -- Benny M. "JoJo" Valentine, 60, died August 8, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Soso, Miss., he was the son of the late Timothy and Edna Stennett Valentine. He was retired from Valentine's Antiques in North Augusta. He graduated from Clemson University and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are a daughter, Shannon N. Valentine of Spartanburg; a son, Jeffrey S. Valentine of Campobello; three sisters, Nila Wicker and Yvonne Muns, both of North Augusta, and Sandra Byrd of Orangeburg; six brothers, Jerry H. Valentine and Michael Valentine, both of Beech Island, Charles A. Valentine of Cincinnati, J. Brent Valentine of North Augusta, Ted S. Valentine of Smithvill, Miss., and Guy Valentine of Jackson; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Seawright Funeral Chapel conducted by Mr. Phillip Coggings. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Avenue Suite 300, Spartanburg, 29302. Seawright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. William Herbert Jr.
Dr. William Chapman Herbert Jr. of 211 Beechwood Drive died August 9, 2000, at his home. A native of Timmonsville, he moved to Spartanburg in 1917. Son of Wofford College professor W.C. Herbert and Myrtle Jones Herbert, he graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1931 and from Wofford College in 1935 (who honored him with Phi Beta Kappa). Although meeting the requirements for pre-medicine, he graduated with an A.B. degree and a major in foreign languages. He was the first seed and captain on the tennis team. That summer he won the Military Tennis Tournament singles cup at Fort Hoyle, Md. He obtained a degree in medicine at Vanderbilt University in 1939 and was awarded the Fifty Years Service to Mankind. He was a post-graduate national scholar, McGill University in Canada, and was awarded a national prize for writing poetry in French. He was 2nd Lt. R.O.T.C. His army service was prior to and during World War II, entering as First Lieutenant and retiring from the service as Lieutenant Colonel in the European theatre. He returned to the U.S. from ETO via "Green Plan" with a high number of points and four battle stars. He was active in local affairs after the war as chairman of the Medical Procurement Committee, medical director of civil defense for Spartanburg County; member of Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Committee, on the council of the United Way, president of the Spartanburg County Historical Association, on the board of the Spartanburg County Museum, president and historian of the Spartanburg Rotary Club, and on the SPACE Board, (Spartanburg Area for Conservation of the Environment). He was active in establishing the replica of the doctor's office at Walnut Grove. He was speaker for the Master Gardeners, Men's Garden Club and Leadership Spartanburg. Medically, he was chief of surgery for a 2,000-bed hospital in France during World War II, chief of staff of Spartanburg General Hospital, chief of OBS-GYN Spartanburg General, president of Spartanburg County Medical Society, president of the S.C. Obstetrical Gynecological Society, fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in England and historian of the Spartanburg Medical Society. He was historical consultant for Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. As a longtime member of Central United Methodist Church of Spartanburg, he was on the official board and was a Sunday School teacher. Surviving are his wife, Gale Richards Herbert; two sons, William C. Herbert III of Columbia and Dr. John M. Herbert of Spartanburg; a daughter, Beverette E. Fly of Warner Robbins, Ga.; a brother, Thadeus W. Herbert of Greenwood; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Central United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Willie S. Teague. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the building fund of Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5055, Spartanburg, 29307, or to the Wofford College building fund, 429 N. Church St., Spartanburg, 29306. The family is at the home of his son, Dr. John Herbert, 223 Beechwood Drive, Spartanburg. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Reba Fortenberry
GROVER, N.C. -- Reba Fortenberry, 59, of 149 Andrews Drive died August 9, 2000, at her home. She was the wife of Joe Fortenberry of the home. White Columns Funeral Service of Blacksburg is in charge of arrangements.

Ila Lollis
GREER -- Ila Mae Aiken Lollis, 73, of 109 Grove St. died August 8, 2000, at her home. She was the wife of Thomas Leroy Lollis of the home. Wood Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Sue O. Philbeck
CAROLEEN, N.C. -- Mary Sue Osborne Philbeck, 84, died August 8, 2000, at Mercy Hospital, South Pineville, N.C. She was the wife of the late Odell Philbeck. Harrelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy V. O'Dell
UNION -- Dorothy Vanderford O'Dell, 84, of 833 Old Ferry Road died August 8, 2000, at Oakmont Nursing Home after a brief illness. A native of Union County, she was the wife of the late Howard E. O'Dell and daughter of the late Grover C. and Virgie Palmer Vanderford. She was a member of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church and was a former Sunday School teacher. She was a gradate of Lockhart High School and was a retired secretary with Milliken Co., Monarch Plant. Surviving are a daughter, Dottie O. Mowbray of Lugoff; three sons, Barry and Reece O'Dell, both of Union, and Mike O'Dell of the home; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Benny Green and Alan Quarles. Burial will be at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. today to await the hour of service. The family is at the home of her son, Barry O'Dell, 706 E. Main St., Union. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mon-Aetna Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 72, Union, or to the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church General Memorial fund, c/o Kay Wright, 4323 Lockhart Highway, Union, 29.79. S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Eaves
John Herman Eaves, 93, of 3 Forest Mills St. died August 8, 2000, at White Oak Manor of Spartanburg. A native of Union County, he was the husband of Mary Pearson Eaves of the home. He was a retired textile employee and was a member of Powell Presbyterian Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sisters, Mable Owens and Mittie Ruth Godfrey, both of Spartanburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Eggers Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Bethel Cemetery conducted by the Revs. Bill Thrailkill and Jack Geddings and Mr. Bobby Scruggs. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery in Woodruff. The family is at the home. Memorials may be made to Powell Mill Presbyterian Church, c/o Powell Presbyterian Church, 20 Mill Road, Spartanburg, 29301. Arrangements will be announced by Eggers Funeral Home of Boiling Springs.

Phronia Garner
Phronia Lee Garner of 2096 E. Main St., Apt. 22-A Bradford Grove Apts. died August 9, 2000, at her home, after a lengthy illness. She attended Marlboro County schools and the Laurinburg Institute, in Laurinburg, N.C. She was a member of Reedy Branch Baptist Church and later joined Foster Chapel Baptist Church in Jonesville where she was a member of the senior choir, sympathy club and eastern star. Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Stewart and Mary Thompson, both of Spartanburg; a brother, Nathaniel McRae of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The family is at the home and the home of her daughter, Shirley Stewart, 202 Chelsea St., Moore. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Foster Chapel Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. W.E. Smith and Paul Thompson. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Heritage Memorial Garden in Roebuck. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at J.W. Woodward Funeral Home. J.W. Woodward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert L. Proctor
MILL SPRINGS, N.C.-- Robert L. Proctor of 880 Pea Ridge Road died August 7, 2000, at his home. He was the husband of Magaline Proctor of the home. He was a licensed contractor and a teacher at H.B. Swofford Vocational School for 28 years. He attended Livingston and Clemson. He was a mason and an assistant chairman of the deacon board at Wheat Creek Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Robert Force Proctor, Aaron Lee Proctor and Iran Lemont Wilkins, all of the home; three daughters, Maraline Lillian Proctor, Christine Wilkins and Joanne Gray, all of Mill Springs, N.C.; seven brothers, Charlie Proctor of Chesnee, Jim Proctor of Detroit, Bobby, Ray, Edward and Larry Proctor, all of Buffalo, and Jimmy Proctor of Atlanta; four sisters, Roberta Burgin and Betty Brown, both of New York, Jeannette Jones of Chesnee and Joan Fears of South Fields, Mich.; a stepmother, Mildred Proctor of Mill Springs, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wheat Creek Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Wheat Creek Baptist Church in Mill Springs, conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Lyles. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Thompson Brothers Funeral Home of Forest City, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Steven M. Chandler Sr.
WELLFORD -- Steven Michael Chandler Sr., 52, husband of Donna Ray Jennings Chandler, of 309 Hawkins St. died August 9, 2000, at his home. J.F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Duty services
Graveside services for Paul Eugene Duty Sr. will be held at 11 a.m. today at Heritage Memorial Gardens conducted by Father Eugene Leonard. Burial will be at Heritage Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Risen Savior Catholic Church, 2575 Reidville Road, P.O. Box 17059, Spartanburg, 29301. Lanford-Pollard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Grace C. Lee
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. -- Grace Craig Lee, 86, of 116 Hospital Drive died August 8, 2000, at Boiling Springs Center. Crowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Earline Padgett
Earline Taylor Padgett, 66, of 2246 Pecan Drive died Sept. 27, 2000, at her home. A native of Walhalla, she was the wife of Arlen Padgett and daughter of the late Clyde Walter and Nettie Louise White Taylor. She was a member of Park Hills Church of God and was a switchboard operator at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for more than 10 years. She also worked at Powell Knitting Mills. In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Linda Harrington of Spartanburg and Margaret Wilson of Boiling Springs; one son, Dennis Watson of Spartanburg; two brothers, Earl Taylor of Pendleton and Clyde Taylor of Simpsonville; three stepchildren, Debra Edwards and Elbert Arlen Padgett, both of Pauline, and Millie Lee Little of Gastonia, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Heritage Mausoleum chapel, conducted by the Rev. Max Benshoof. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Suite 101, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301. The family is at the home. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Furman Koon
BOILING SPRINGS -- Furman C. Koon, 87, of 406 Quail Ridge Circle died Sept. 26, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center following a period of declining health. A native of Spartanburg County, he was the husband of Gaynelle Cudd Koon and son of the late Grover C. and Arrie Harmon Koon. He was formerly married to the late Beatrice H. Koon and was a member of Westgate Walkers Club. He was also a member of Boiling Springs First Baptist Church and was a retired building contractor. Survivors in addition to his wife include two sisters, Virginia K. Christopher and Lois Edwards, both of Spartanburg; one stepson, Gerald Gibson Sr. of Lincolnton, N.C.; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Eggers Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Boiling Springs First Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Dr. Herbert Garrett and James Crocker. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family is at the home. Eggers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lyda Mosley
FOREST CITY, N.C. -- Lyda Bell Mosley, 94, died Sept. 26, 2000. The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:30 today at Padgett and King Mortuary in Forest City. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Massengale Jr.
WOODRUFF -- Thomas Andrew Massengale Jr., 67, of 3480 Highway 101 North died Sept. 27, 2000, at his home. A native of Spartanburg County, he was the husband of Martha Dianne Smith Massengale and son of the late Thomas Andrew and Eva Johnson Massengale. He was a member of Burnsview Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Fluor Daniel Construction. Survivors in addition to his wife include six sons, Robbie Massengale of Simpsonville, Roger and Randy Massengale, both of Mauldin, Rusty Massengale of Virginia Beach, Va., Ricky Massengale of Greer and Dwayne May of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one daughter, Teresa Sanders of Roebuck; two brothers, Ronnie Massengale of Greer and Larry Massengale of Pauline; and 16 grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Wood Mortuary. At other times, they will be at the home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Burnsview Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Larry Padgett and Talmadge Parris. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Burnsview Baptist Church, 9690 Reidville Road, Greer, S.C. 29651; or to Spartanburg County Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 300, Spartanburg, S.C. 29032. Wood Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Sara Sparks
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. -- Sara Lee Taylor "Noody" Sparks, 74, of 213 Via Havarre died Sept. 23, 2000. A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of Clinton William Sparks and daughter of the late William and Maude Bagwell Taylor. She was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Bristol of Boiling Springs and Sparkle Sparks of Fort Myers, Fla; one grandson; and one great-grandson. Graveside services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Dr. James C. Hilton and Joe Dempsey. The family is at the home of a daughter, Brenda Bristol, 136 Twin Creek Drive, Boiling Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairforest Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 338, Fairforest, S.C. 29336 Floyd's North Church Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Cochran
TRYON, N.C. -- Nancy Williams Cochran died Sept. 26, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital in Columbus, N.C. A native of Staunton, Va., she was the widow of Frank J. Cochran and daughter of the late Charles Robert and Edna Caroline Smawley Williams. She was of the Baptist faith and was a retired nurse. Survivors include three sons, Edward F. Cochran of Columbus, Larry Cochran of Tryon and Charles J. Cochran of Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Jeanne Cochran Lynch of Tryon; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 tonight at McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Chris Osborn. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 421 N. Trade St., Tryon, N.C. 28782. McFarland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rushie Lynch
FOREST CITY, N.C. -- Rushie Haulk Lynch, 87, widow of Posey Lynch, died Sept. 27, 2000, at Oakland Living Center. Padgett and King Mortuary of Forest City is in charge of arrangements.

Sarah Littlefield
LANDRUM -- Sarah Elizabeth Littlefield, 85, of 501 E. Rutherford Road died Sept. 27, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital. A native of Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Coke M. and Minnie Humphrey Littlefield. She was a member of Landrum First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Philathia Sunday School class. She was retired from Rhode Island Textiles. Survivors include five sisters, Mary Jo Stone and Betty Little, both of Landrum, Evelyn Lawrence of Monroe, Ga., Nancy Hughey of Marietta, Ga., and Phoebe O'Leary of Eden, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 tonight at Petty Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Landrum First Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Long. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home of a sister, Mary Jo Stone, 205 Pacolet Drive, Landrum. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Landrum First Baptist Church, 300 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, S.C. 29356; or to the Building Fund of Landrum United Methodist Church, 227 N. Howard Ave., Landrum, S.C. 29356. Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gist Funeral Services
Funeral services for Morris Gist, 74, of 419 Concord Ave. will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Mariah Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Benjamin D. Snoddy. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home. Callaham-Hicks is in charge of arrangements.

Edna Ballenger
GREER -- Edna Ballenger, 97, died Sept. 27, 2000. Wood Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Grady Sisk
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Grady Eugene Sisk, 79, of 213 Kingsbury Circle died Sept. 26, 2000, at Houston Medical Center. A native of Gastonia, N.C., he was the husband of Ruth King Sisk and son of the late John and Addi Iola Sisk. He was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church in Warner Robins and was a mason and a member of American Legion Post #172. He was also a World War II Navy Air Corps veteran and was retired from the Civil Service at Robins Air Force Base. Survivors in addition to his wife include two daughters, Paula Burton and Karen Sisk, both of Warner Robins; and one son, Howard Sisk of Greenville. The family received friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins. Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Magnolia Park Mausoleum in Warner Robins. Memorials may be made to Green Acres Baptist Church Building Fund, 901 Elberta Road, Warner Robins, Ga. 31093. McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins is in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Epperson
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Ralph C. Epperson, 57, of 1875 Park Lake died Sept. 25, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., he was the husband of Sarah Lawson Epperson and son of Ralph C. Epperson Jr. and the late Mary Sellers Epperson. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville and was a graduate of Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. He had a 25-year banking career and was also involved in organizing the Billy Graham Cove Ministries of North Carolina. In addition, he worked for Lloyd's of London. He was a member of the Washington County, Ark, and American Bar Associations and was associated with the Pearson Law Firm. In addition to his wife and father, survivors include a daughter, Lisa. A memorial service was held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. William Solomon. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Richard McKeown
Richard Michael McKeown, 37, of 304 Dove Court died Sept. 26, 2000, in Hamptonville, N.C. Harrelson Funeral Home in Caroleen, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

John Owens
LANDRUM -- John Calvin Owens, 67, of 108 Rickert Ave. died Sept. 26, 2000, at the Medical University of South Carolina. A native of Polk County, he was the husband of Shirley Flynn Owens and son of the late Collett and Cora McMurray Owens. He was a member of Landrum First Baptist Church and the Landrum Lions Club. He was a retired electrical superintendent with Reddinger Electrical Contractors in Evansville, Ind. Survivors in addition to his wife include three sons, Rick Owens of Simpsonville and Chris and Scott Owens, both of Landrum; one brother, Charles Owens of Landrum; one sister, Mary O. Key of Columbus; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30-8 at Petty Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Landrum First Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Jerry Long, Jimmy Camp and Dr. William C. Pate Jr. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Landrum First Baptist Church Transportation Fund, 300 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, S.C. 29356. The family is at the home. Petty's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bruns Funeral Services
INMAN -- Funeral services for Margie McAbee Bruns will be held today at 2 p.m. at Seawright Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Gerald Turner. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before the service. The family is at the home, 2150 Ballenger Road. Seawright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Susan Hammer
PAULINE -- Susan Elizabeth Cate Hammer, 49, of 1002 Lanford Road died Sept. 27, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Thomson, Ill., she was the daughter of Millard and Edith Cate of Pauline. She was employed with Carolina Country Club. Survivors in addition to her parents include a daughter, Stacy Hartman of Atlanta; two sons, Andy Hammer of Greenville and Joey Hammer of Pauline; two brothers, Jonathan Cate of Charlotte, N.C., and Bill Cate of Atlanta; and two sisters, Judith Beck of Thomson and Christine McElhaney of Pauline. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Route 84, Thomson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at York Community Church. Burial will be in Lower York Cemetery. The family is at the home of her parents, 1002 Lanford Road, Pauline. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Perry H. Teaster
Perry H. "Bud" Teaster, 68, husband of Shirley Wells Teaster of 144 Wedgewood Place died Sept. 27, 2000, at his home. The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9 at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Organ Fund, Ben Avon United Methodist Church, 2362 Avondale Drive, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Baldwin
UNION -- Robert Roy Baldwin, 82, of 127 Old Ferry Road died Sept. 27, 2000, at Wallace Thomson Hospital. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Louise Anderson
WOODRUFF -- Louise Floyd Anderson, 81, of 338 Bullington St. died Oct. 10, 2000, at her home after a brief illness. A native of Spartanburg County, she was the wife of Clarence Anderson and daughter of the late Cleveland and Agnes Floyd. She was the stepdaughter of Irene Floyd of Woodruff. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, the Eastern Star, the Deaconess Board, the American Legion and was president of the New Bethel Flower Club. In addition, she was retired from the Enro Shirt Co. Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Anderson Hooker of Homewood, Ill.; two sons, Gregory and West Anderson, both of Woodruff; one sister, Inez Robinson of Washington, D.C.; two stepsisters, Charlie Mae Gilliam of Woodruff and Jarvis Edwards of New York; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family is at the home. Callaham-Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Howard Cox
GAFFNEY -- Howard Marion Cox, 75, of 443 Starr Ridge Road, died Oct. 10, 2000, at his home. He was the husband of Edith Dill Cox and son of the late James Harvey and Ruth Fisher Cox. He was a World War II veteran and was a retired superintendent with Terry Construction. In addition, he was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Survivors in addition to his wife include a son, Jimmy H. Cox of Gaffney; a daughter, Marilyn Jan McClane of Hopkins; one sister, Beulah Unruh of Verden, Okla.; and six grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Friday at Corinth Baptist Church, conducted by Revs. Jimmy Tarrant and Jerry Ford. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund, 190 Corinth Road, Gaffney, S.C., 29340; or to a charity of one's choice. The family is at the home. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Andersen
CONWAY -- Ruby Dell McNeill Andersen, 82, formerly of 6th Ave., died Oct. 10, 2000, at Conway Hospital. A native of Myrtle Beach, she was the widow of Claude P. Andersen and daughter of the late William Henry and Georgia Dell Martin McNeill. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Susan Andersen Cash of Woodruff; and two grandsons. The family will receive friends from 11 to noon today at Goldfinch Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow visitation at noon in the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Carl Hunsucker. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund, 198 Long Ave., Conway, 29526.

Dick Klein
GREENVILLE -- Dick Oland Klein, 80, of No. 3 Merrifield Place died Oct. 10, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital. A native of Fort Madison, Iowa, he was the husband of Margaret Lewis Klein and son of the late Fred Arthur and Sylvia Dinwiddie Klein. He attended Northwestern University and was a member of Kenilworth Union Church in Kenilworth, Ill., where he formerly taught Sunday School. In addition, he was an NBA scout for the Phoenix Suns and was a World War II Navy veteran. Survivors in addition to his wife include three sons, Richard Craig Klein of Washington, D.C., Gregory Alan Klein of Winnetka, Ill., and Mark Stefan Klein of Atlanta; and eight grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Kenilworth Union Church in Kenilworth, Ill. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association - Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, Memorials and Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va., 23058-5216; or the American Lung Association of South Carolina, Piedmont Region, 84 Villa Road, B-2, Greenville, S.C., 29615. The family is at the home. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rice Services
WOODRUFF -- Funeral services for Cassandra "Sandy" Elaine Rice will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, conducted by the Rev. Eric L. Franks. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be at New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. W.J. Gist Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel Powell
MOUNT PLEASANT -- Mabel Geneva Payne Powell, 80, died Oct. 11, 2000. A native of Greenville, she was the widow of the Rev. Clarence W. Powell and daughter of Earle McKinney Payne and Bessie Clark Payne. She was a member of Hibben United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women and Gentlemen's Circle. Survivors include her daughter, Patti Basham of Mt. Pleasant; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Spartanburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 100 Executive Center Drive, Suite 224, Columbia, 29210; or Sandpiper Patient Activity Fund, 1049 Anna Knapp Blvd., Mount Pleasant, 29464.

Leona Kallio
Leona Louise Kallio, 80, of 41 Somersett Drive died Oct. 10, 2000, at her home. A native of Macon, Mo., she was the widow of Elmer William Kallio and daughter of the late Alfons and Maria Lauwaert. She was a 1937 Macon High School graduate and attended Chillicothe Business College in Missouri. She was active in the PTA and was a Republican committeewoman for the Marple Township. She was a member of Marple Township Women's Republican Club from 1956-63 and was a member and past president of the Valley Forge Republican Women's Club. In addition, she worked with United Fund and Boy Scouts of America where she served as Cub Scout den mother. She was Lutheran and was active in the women's church groups. Survivors include two sons, William D. Kallio of Pacolet Mills and Robert Fredrick Kallio of Fairbanks, Alaska. A family graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at King of Prussia Memorial Gardens in King of Prussia, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mobile Meals Service, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, S.C., 29304. The family is at the home of her son, William Kallio, 581 Sunny Acres Road, Pacolet Mills. Floyd's Pacolet Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Beasley
BISHOPVILLE -- Margaret Cox Beasley, 97, died Oct. 10, 2000. A native of Spartanburg, she was the widow of Edward Jennings Beasley and daughter of the late Treze V. and Sara Altonia Smith Cox. She was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church and was a graduate of Limestone College. She taught school for 31 years and was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include her son, Horace C. Beasley of Bishopville; one brother, Smith J. Cox of Chesnee; and six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Hebron United Methodist Church, conducted by Revs. Carolyn Malphrus and Hazel Mixon. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church; or to the local rescue squads. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home in Hartsville is in charge of arrangements.

Pannell Services
PACOLET MILLS -- Graveside services for Herbert Dale Pannell will be held at 2 p.m. today in Pacolet Memorial Gardens, conducted by Rev. Dennis Tessnier. The family is at the home, 251 Quarry Lane. Floyd's Pacolet Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lillian Simmons
Lillian J. Simmons of 145 Briarwood Road, widow of C. Leroy Simmons, died Oct. 11, 2000, at her home. J.F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Davis Sr.
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. -- Henry Kenneth Davis Sr., 77, of 216 Poors Ford Road, husband of Mabel Padgett Davis, died Oct. 10, 2000, at Rutherford Hospital. Crowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hollar Services
Funeral services for Homer Hollar will be held at 3 p.m. today at Antioch Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Jerry Taylor. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. The family is at the home, 608 Brown-Kennedy Road, Woodruff. Lanford Funeral Home in Woodruff is in charge of arrangements.

Head Services
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. -- Funeral services for Norma H. Head, 73, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McMahan's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vickie Scott
PELION -- Vickie Brooks Scott, 45, of 402 D-E Clark Road died Oct. 10, 2000, at Lexington Medical Center. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lewis Blasingame
DUNCAN -- John Lewis Blasingame, 75, of 152 Bearden Drive died Oct. 10, 2000, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A native of Spartanburg County, he was the widow of Martha Hughes Blasingame and son of the late Perry and Vivian Blasingame. He was a member of Tucapau Baptist Church and was a retired employee of the Spartanburg County school district. Survivors include one son, Robert Blasingame of Startex; one daughter, Donna Lamb of Greenville; one brother, Harold Blasingame of Wellford; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Wood Mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Wood Memorial Park, conducted by Dr. Bill Pate and Minister Michael Lamb. The family is at the home.

Susan Baumgardner
GAFFNEY -- Susan Yonnie Baumgardner, 36, of 128 Turkey Ridge Road died Oct. 11, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

George Hyatt Jr.
BUFFALO -- George Wallace Hyatt Jr., 62, of 175 Duncan Ave. died Oct. 11, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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