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Miscellaneous Spartanburg County, South Carolina Obituaries


Elizabeth B. Jeter
Elizabeth Brown Jeter, 71, of 438 Bethlehem Drive died April 3, 2000, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. She was the widow of James Jeter and daughter of the late Anna Brown Williams. She was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Larry Brown of Spartanburg; two sisters, Willie Mae Williams of Atlanta and Louise Brown of Spartanburg; and two grandchildren. The family is at 153 Dove Hill Road, Moore. J.W. Woodward Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert E. Crissone
GREER -- Robert Eugene Crissone , 85, died April 2, 2000, at Autumn Care Nursing Center, Saluda, N.C. A native of Polk County, N.C., he was son of the late Henry and Nancy Crissone. He was a retired employee of Startex Mill Textile Company and a member of O'Neal Church of God. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Davis Crissone of Greer; three sons, Bruce Crissone of Greer, Jim Crissone of Pacolet and Bill Crissone of Campobello; three daughters, Nancy Johnson of Forest City, N.C., Irene Giles of Lexington, N.C., and Marie Belcher of Campobello; a sister, Mary Shehand of Spindale, N.C.; 28 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at The Wood Mortuary. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Wood Mortuary, conducted by the Revs. Thomas Brown and Jake Cox. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home.

Helen T. Monroe
CLEMSON -- Helen Timberlake Monroe, 91, died April 3, 2000, at Clemson Area Retirement Center. A native of Rougemont, N.C., she was daughter of the late Joe and Estelle Flintom Timberlake. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and taught elementary school for several years before coming to Clemson in 1937. She was a member of Clemson United Methodist Church and a Charter Member of the board of directors for the Clemson Area Retirement Center. Surviving are two sons, William E. "Bill" Monroe of Spartanburg and James H. "Jim" Monroe of Roebuck; a daughter, Margaret Monroe Wagener of Gainesville, Fla.; a brother, Lloyd Timberlake of Atlanta; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clemson United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clemson University Foundation's James B. Monroe Memorial Scholarship, 110 Daniel Drive, Clemson, 29631 or Clemson Downs Volunteers, 500 Downs Loop, Clemson, 29631. Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home of Central is in charge of the arrangements.

Roger E. Stewart
BLAIR -- Roger E. Stewart, 44, of 2516 State Highway 215 died April 1, 1999. A native of Spartanburg, he was son of Isaac and Nancy Stewart. He was a truck driver for C.R. England Inc. Also surviving are three sons, Michel Adams of New Orleans, Terrell Parks and Brian Cohens, both of Spartanburg; a daughter, Mercedes Nesbitt of Spartanburg; three sisters, Margaret Robinson and Jearline Seabrooks, both of Blair, and Iris Wilson of Washington, D.C.; four brothers, Isaac Stewart Jr. of Washington, D.C., Leonard Stewart of Atlanta, Stanley Stewart of Hinesville, Ga., and Reginal Cohens of Spartanburg. The family is at the home of his mother, Nancy Stewart, 2516 State Highway 215 North, Blair. G.W. Thompson Chapel of Remembrance is in charge of the arrangements.

Eunice R. Burdette
GREENVILLE -- Eunice Rook Burdette, 66, of 101 Merrilat Ave. died April 1, 2000. A native of Pacolet, she was the widow of Edward W. Burdette and daughter of the late Victor James and Essie McCall Rook. She was retired from Builder Marts of America Inc. and was a Protestant. Surviving are three sisters, Ola Kirby of Pacolet, Lois R. Hardbeck and Truma Coker, both of Columbia; and a brother, Victor J. Rook of Spartanburg. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:50 a.m. today at Remembrance Mausoleum Chapel at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Remembrance Chapel. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Pacolet Building Fund. Thomas McAfee Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of the arrangements.

Josh Anderson
WELLFORD -- Joshua Ray "Noodles" Anderson, 17, of 321 Palmetto Park Drive died March 31, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A native of Richmond, Va., he was son Ray Alan and Neita Lynn Wilmoth Anderson. He was an 11th-grade student at James F. Byrnes High School. Also surviving are two sisters, Etta Jade and Melissa Lynn Anderson, both of Greenville. Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Lanford-Pollard Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Wilkes Skinner. Cremation will follow the service. The family is at the home of Richard and Alisa Perella, 679 Willis Road, Spartanburg.

Rex C. Turner
LYMAN -- Rex Calvin Turner, 59, of 1739 Highway 357 died April 2, 2000, in Mary Black Hospital. A native of South Carolina, he was son of Malinda Pittman Turner of Landrum and the late Zeb Turner. He was a truck driver and a mechanic. He also was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. Also surviving are his wife, Ola Fleming Turner of Lyman; a son, Zeb Turner of the home; three daughters, Debra Williams of Union, Sophia Amburgey of Greer and Teresa Turner of N.C.; three brothers, Harold, Tim and Tex Turner, all of Landrum; two sisters, Helen Pace of Greenville and Martha Ann Turner of Landrum; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Stribling Funeral Home of Duncan. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Gerald Turner and Steven Stone. Internment will be in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Margaret C. Nolan
GAINSEVILLE. Fla. -- Margaret C. Nolan, 85, died April 3, 2000, in Trenton, Fla. A native of Buffalo, she was the widow of William J. Nolan. She moved to Spartanburg from Gainesville in 1981. She lived in Spartanburg until 1993 when she moved back to Gainesville. She was a homemaker and former member of Bethel United Methodist Church of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Garden Club and United Methodist Women. She attended First United Methodist Church of Gainesville. Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Nolan Lamb of Gainesville; and a sister, Vera Burns of Lockhart. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Carl Romey. Burial will be in Memorial Park East. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. prior to the service at First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer Association, 1831 Northwest 13th St., Gainesville, Fla., 32601 or International Red Cross, 1724 Northeast 2nd St., Gainesville, Fla., 32609. Milam Funeral Home of Gainesville is in charge of the arrangements.

William H. Raines
UNION -- William H. "Bill" Raines Jr., 71, of 400 W. Hillcrest Ave., died April 2, 2000, at his home following a lengthy illness. S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James F. Talley
MADISON, Wis. -- James F. Talley, 52, died April 2, 2000, in Meriter Park Hospital, Madison. A native of Spartanburg, he was son of Corrie McIntyre Talley and the late Booker T. Talley. He was an employee of the University of Wisconsin for more than 29 years. Also surviving are three sisters, Margarett McIntyre and Thelma Shelton, both of Madison, and Carroll Talley of Spartanburg; a daughter, Jelona Talley of Madison; a stepdaughter, Michelle Williams of Madison; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Schroeder-Cress Funeral Home of Madison. Services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Schroeder-Cress Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Larry Jackson. Burial will be in Stephen Grove Cemetery, Spartanburg. Announcement courtesy J.W. Woodward Funeral Home.

Keith L. Davis
Keith Lamar Davis, 21, of 190 Eastlake Drive died April 1, 2000, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Spartanburg, he was the son of Kenneth L. and Judy Morgan Davis of the home. He was a roofer with Echols Roofing Co. and was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to the parents are two daughters, Bethany and Ashlin Davis, both of the home; two brothers, William Davis of West View and Wilburn Jennings Jr. of Woodruff; one sister, Tammy Jennings of Norcross, Ga.; paternal grandparents, Martin and Peggy Davis of Spartanburg, and maternal grandfather, John Morgan of Inman. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Una First Freewill Baptist Church, conducted by Revs. Kenneth Cash and Belton Laws. Burial will follow in Arcadia Cemetery. Stribling Funeral Home of Duncan is in charge of arrangements.

William F. McFalls
William "Bill" Fletcher McFalls, 68, of 303 Slopingwood Lane died June 12, 2000 at his home. A native of Gastonia, N.C., he was the husband of Edna Revis McFalls of the home and the son of the late Mae Short McFalls and George Stanley McFalls. He retired as sales manager at Vic Bailey Auto Dealerships after working there more than 27 years. He also was a member of Jackson Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Vicky M. Ship; a stepdaughter, Brenda Edwards of Inman; a stepson, Douglas Hooper of Campobello; and a brother, the Rev. Bobby McFalls of Orlando, Fla. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Stribling Funeral Home in Duncan. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Jackson Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Keith Kelly and David Shelley. Burial will follow at Fort Prince Memorial Gardens in Wellford. Memorials may be made to the Jackson Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 100, Wellford, S.C. 29385.

Charles C. Mason Sr.
JONESVILLE -- Charles C. Mason Sr., 80, of 267 Cedar Grove Road died June 11, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. A native of Union County he was the husband of Ruth Wells Mason and the son of the late Charlie Simms Mason and Margaret Cecil Johnson Mason. He was a member of Jonesville Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army. He was retired from Lowenstein-Wambel Plant. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Charles C. "Sonny" Mason Jr. of Jonesville; a sister, Betty Jo Mason of Union; and two grandsons. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Allan West, with military honors. The family is at the home of his son, Charles C. "Sonny" Mason Jr., 239 Cedar Grove Road, Jonesville. Memorials may be made to Jonesville Baptist Church Building Fund, Jonesville, S.C. 29353. S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James M. Coward
UNION -- James Marvin Coward, 86, husband of Gladys West Coward of 301 Second St., Ottaray Community died June 12, 2000, at Wallace Thomson Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

George E. Means
George E. Means, 61, of 188 Jackson Road died June 12, 2000 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. A native of Spartanburg he was the son of the late Willie Furman Means and Lois Stroble Means. Surviving are a sister, Melissa Means of Spartanburg. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at J.W. Woodward Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Foster's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Roebuck. The family is at the home.

Norma L. Pasco
WATERLOO -- Norma Lambert Pasco, 76, died June 10, 2000, on Hilton Head Island. A native Spartanburg she was the widow of Patrick Pasco and the daughter of the late James Rufus and Maxie Quillen Lambert. Surviving are three sons, Patrick T. Pasco of Lexington, James R. Pasco and Michael N. Pasco, both of Bluffton; one brother, James "Pee Wee" Lambert of Pacolet; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. June 14, 2000 at the Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel conducted by the Revs. Harry Lambert and J. D. Putman. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Baptist Church cemetery. The family will be at the home of Mrs. Ralph Lambert, 101 Bonner Drive in Spartanburg. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Millwood
Nancy Hall Millwood, 67, of 7250 Mapleleaf Drive died June 11, 2000, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. A native of Spartanburg she was the wife of William Millwood of the home and the daughter of the late Paul and Robena Sawyer Thomason. She was employed with Ashland Textiles and was a member of Reeves Memorial Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Debbie Hall Payne of Chesnee, Ann Hall Ridings of Inman and Lynn Hall Johnson of Moore; one brother, Donald Thomason of Florence; three sisters, Dot Ayers of Spartanburg, Lorena Gussey of Hendersonville, N.C., and Joan Elliott of Spartanburg; one stepbrother, Eugene Thomason of Spartanburg; and one stepsister, Patricia Hardin of New Hampshire; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church conducted by the Revs. Kate Moorehead and Clyde Hardin. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family is at the home of her daughter Debbie Payne, 8589 Parris Bridge Road.

Susie P. Gordon
GAFFNEY -- Susie Parris Gordon, 100, of 412 Willow St. died June 11, 2000, at Peachtree Center. A native of Cherokee County she was the widow of William J. "Willie" Gordon and the daughter of the late Henry Parris and Mary Patterson Parris. She was a retired lunchroom attendant and was the oldest member of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church where she was a charter member. She was Mother of the Year in 1979. Surviving are two daughters, Betty Sereno and Catherine Hamrick, both of Gaffney; three sons, J.R. Gordon of Wilson, N.C., Ronnie Gordon of Graniteville and David Gordon of Montvale, Va.; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. June 14, 2000, at Kirby Memorial Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Robert Ivey. Burial will follow at Frederick Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home of her daughter, Catherine Hamrick, 101 Desert Primrose Lane in Shalimar. Memorials may be made to Kirby Memorial Baptist Church building fund, 512 Chandler Drive, Gaffney, S.C. 29340 or the Hospice of South Carolina, 407 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, 29340.

Violet S. Smalley
FOREST CITY, N.C. -- Violet S. Smalley, 90, of Autumn Care Nursing Home, formerly of Johnson Road, Columbus, N.C., died June 11, 2000 after a lengthy illness at Rutherford Hospital. A native of Polk County, N.C., she was the widow of Donald C. Smalley and the daughter of the late Albert and Fannie Prince Splawn. She was a homemaker and a member of Sandy Springs Baptist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Annie Lou Mason of Boiling Springs, Pauline Smalley of Spartanburg, Irene Hawkins and Rose Hudson of Chesnee; six sons, Don Smalley Jr., Albert Smalley and Jake Smalley, all of Chesnee, Roy Smalley of Bessmer City, N.C., the Rev. Ronald Smalley of Hartsville and Roger Smalley of Columbus, N.C.; 24 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Eggers Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sandy Springs Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Ron Gilbert and Ronald Smalley. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family is at the home of her daughter Annie Lou Mason, 306 Old Burnett Road in Boiling Springs.

Ethel R. Kelley Baldwin
ANDERSON -- Ethel R. Kelley Baldwin, 93, 215 Liberty Drive died June 12, 2000, at her home. A native of Anderson she was the wife of the late W.B. Baldwin and the daughter of the late Robert L. Kelley and Mamie Hanna Kelley. She had been the oldest living member of Riverside Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Riverside Mill. Surviving are six daughters, Margaret Balcombe of Greenville, Dorothy Walker of St. Marys, Ga., Hazel Turner of Spartanburg, and Sue Ellen Sullivan, Olga Hembree and Jo Ann Mitchell all of Anderson; two brothers, Walter A. Kelley of Williamston and Barney E. Kelley of Piedmont; a sister, Mae Cox of Piedmont; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at McDougald Funeral Home. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Ira Crocker and David Pickens. Burial will follow at the New Silverbrook Cemetery in Anderson. The body is at McDougald Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The family is at the home.

Charles C. Barton
GREENVILLE -- Charles Christopher Barton, 74, of 222 Pruitt Drive died June 12, 2000. A native of Greenville, he was the husband of Carol O'Dell Walker Barton and the son of the late W.T. and Annie Maude Jackson Barton. He was a graduate of Ford High School and was a pilot with Stevens Aviation Inc. for more than 30 years. He retired as Vice President of Flight Operations and served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. Mr. Barton was a member of Laurel Baptist Church and Steadfast Sunday School Class. Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Beth Edmondson of Inman; a son, Dicky Walker of Travelers Rest; two sisters, Gertrude Barton of Laurens and Peggy Coats of Greenville; a brother, Harold Barton of Seneca; and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Laurel Baptist Church Vision Fund, 2331 Laurens Road, Greenville, S.C. 29607. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. June 14, 2000, at Laurel Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Landrum. The family is at the home.

Bessie Fleming Fleming
Bessie Pauline Fleming Fleming died June 10, 2000, at her home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Charles Hall. Memorials may be made to the Mobile Meals Service, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, S.C. 29304. The family is at the home. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Marler
Henry Marler, 67, of 101 Marion Ave. died June 9, 2000 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Piedmont Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Cash. The family is at the home of his brother-in-law, Maxie Dean Thompson, 110 Midland Drive in Boiling Springs. Forest Lawn Mortuary in Chesnee is in charge of arrangements.

Sally W. Nichols
WATERLOO -- Sally "Tootsie" Wyatt Nichols, 80, of Lois Lane died June 11, 2000 at the Magnolia Manor of Asheville, N.C. A native of Cherokee she was the daughter of the late Fannie McCrite Rogers Bradly and Johnny F. Rogers, Sr. She was a retired employee of Camp Croft Textile and a member of Glendale Wesleyan Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth "Patsy" Wyatt Smith of Waterloo; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Beginning Baptist Church in Waterloo. Private graveside services will be held at Thomas Chapel Baptist Church in Clifton at a later date. The family is at 111 Lois Lane, Waterloo. Memorials may be made to the New Beginnings Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 32, Waterloo, S.C. Gray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margie G. Pearson
WELLFORD -- Margie Gregg Pearson, 80, of 143 Finch Road died June 12, 2000, at her home. A native of Greenville she was the daughter of the late William and Ola Finch Gregg. She retired from Startex Mills and was a member of Startex Church of God. Surviving are a son, Wayne Pearson of Wellford; and a brother, Esta Gregg of Lyman. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Startex Church of God. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wood Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. J.H. Hammons. The family is at the home. The Wood Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Jeffery Henry Sr.
Jeffery Henry Sr., 36, of 130 Condren Ave. died June 10, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at J.W. Woodward Memorial Chapel of Spartanburg. The body will be on view from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Services will be held at 2 p.m Wednesday at Long Branch Baptist Church of Greenville. The family is at the home. Webb- Settles Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of the funeral services, and J.W. Woodward Funeral Home of Spartanburg is in charge of local arrangements.

Marie K. Mathis
GAFFNEY -- Marie Kinsey Mathis, 69, wife of John Fredrick Mathis of T91 Limestone Court died June12, 2000, at her home. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Harvey E. Hall
BRENTWOOD, CALIF. -- Rev. Harvey Eugene Hall, 74, of 231 Pistachio Place died June 12, 2000 at Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch, Calif., after a lengthy illness. A native of Richmond, Va., he was the widower of Marie Wavielee Price Hall and the son of the late Roscoe and Ida Pearl Tucker Hall. He was a retired Methodist Minister for more than 38 years. He was a member of Gramling United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Howard Hall of Brentwood, Calif.; two sisters, Lorraine Groome of Richmond, Va., and Joyce Berrier of Charlotte, N.C. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Seawright Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Gramling United Methodist Church conducted by Dr. Webb Belangia. Burial will follow at Gramling United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. The family is at the home of Lois Price, 410 Gramling School Road, Inman, S.C. Seawright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mattie J. Murrell
Mattie Jones Murrell of Magnolia Manor Nursing Home died June 10, 2000. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. M.A. Glenn. Burial will follow at Lincoln Memorial Garden. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The family is at the home of her nephew Bill Jones at 504 Holly Run Court, Spartanburg. J.W. Woodward is in charge of arrangements.

John Porter
PACOLET -- John Porter, 60, died June 12, 2000 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. J.W. Woodward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jack H. Alexander
BOILING SPRINGS -- Jack Hamilton Alexander died June 10, 2000. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel conducted by Dr. Randy Hahn and the Rev. Paul Crosby. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Library Fund of Spartanburg Christian Academy, 8740 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, S.C. 29307. The family is at the home, 149 Coldstream Drive, Spartanburg. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Isabella R. Gist
Isabella Robinson Gist, 80, of 245 Caulder Circle died June 12, 2000, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Barrow-Glenn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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