Brown, Vinnie Nell Owens
GREENVILLE — Vinnie Nell Owens Brown, 86, of Greenville died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002.
She was born and reared in Hartwell, Ga., and then moved to Anderson, and for the past 43 years she lived in Greenville. She also lived the past several months with her daughter in Charlotte, N.C. She was of the Church of God faith and had attended Park Place Church of God.
Surviving are son, Olin Lee Brown of Greenville; daughters, Shirley Ann McCurley of Anderson and Shelby Spearman of Charlotte, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was the widow of Allen Harold Brown and the daughter of the late Lucy and Will Owens. She was preceded in death by two sons, William Thomas Brown and Bobby Ray Brown.
Services are at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home. Downtown Chapel; entombment at Greenville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Family members will be at their respective homes.
The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Charlotte, N.C., 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204, or Meals on Wheels, 15 Oregon St., Greenville, S.C. 29605.
Roper Jr., John S.
CENTRAL — John S. Roper, Jr., 76, of 103 Walnut St., Central died Saturday at Anderson Area Medical Center. He was the son of the late John S. Roper, Sr. and Maggie Price Roper. He was a retired loom fixer with J.P. Stevens and a member of Refuge Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Doris Roper of the home; stepsons, Bobby Alexander and wife Carol of Augusta, Ga. and Mike Brooks and wife Debbie of Duncanville, Ala.; daughters, Linda Riggins and husband Joe of Central, Martha Miller and husband Corky of Liberty, Margaret Sullivan and husband Lance of Belton and Linda Josey and husband, Jake of Anderson; brothers, Marion Roper of Pendleton and Wilton Roper of Clemson; sisters, Rachel Morrison of Central, Dorothy Traynum of Pendleton, Reba Smith of Clemson, Zelma Rosco of Charlotte, NC, Francis Sears of Pendleton and Bernice Kelley of Clemson; 13 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 4:30-6:30 PM Tuesday at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home in Central with graveside services at 7:00 PM Tuesday at Memory Gardens. The family is at the residence.
Peace, Sr., Donald Mitchell
ROYSTON, Georgia — Mr. Donald Mitchell Peace, Sr., 66, of 78 Mason Street, Royston, Georgia died Saturday, August 10, 2002 at Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson, SC after a brief illness. Mr. Peace retired in 1983 from the Sunbeam Bread Company, where he served as a salesman.
Mr. Peace was born in Franklin County, Georgia. He was the son of the late Howard and Rosa Belle Peace.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carolyn Eloise Peace of the home. Survivors also include his son and daughter-in-law, Don and Suanna Peace of Anderson, SC, his daughter and son-in-law Suzanne and Michael Powers of Hoschton, Georgia and his daughter, Kimberly Peace of Gainesville, Georgia. He is also survived by four granddaughters, Whitney, Lauren and Kristen Peace of Anderson, Julia Perry of Gainesville and grandson, Stephen Powers of Hoschton. Also surviving are brothers, Otis Peace of Eastanollee, B.H. Peace of Elberton, Herman Peace of Monroe and Thurman Peace of Bowersville.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Oscar Peace of Canon. Mr. Peace was a Baptist and a member of Concord Baptist Church in Anderson, SC.
Services will be held 1 PM Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at the Chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston, Georgia, with the Rev. Eldon Massey officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Royston, Georgia. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 Monday Evening. The family is at the home.
Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
WILLIAMSTON — Rufus Cleo Pressley, 77, of 2 Washington St., husband of Louise Hamilton Pressley, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002. Visitation will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002 at the New Prospect Baptist Church in Williamston.
The family will be at the home.
The Unity Mortuary of Williamston, is in charge of arrangements.
WALHALLA — John Lewis O’Bryant, 53, husband of Peggy O’Bryant, of 141 Meadowlark Drive, died Sunday Aug. 11, 2002 in Six Mile.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Davenport Funeral Home.
HARTWELL, Ga. — Betty Miller O’Brien, 81, of 205 Tanglewood Lane, widow of Jack O’Brien, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002 at Specialty Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Memorial services will be announced by Strickland Funeral Home.
Hall, The Rev. C.L.
FAIRPLAY — The Rev. Coleman Livingston Hall, 88, of 209 Hall St. died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at the Oconee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Westminster, he graduated from Lee College in Cleveland, Tenn. in 1945. He served North Walhalla Church of God, Cheraw Church of God, Union Church Church of God, Ware Shoals Church of God, Pickens Church of God, Newry Church of God, Hamer Church of God, Summerville Church of God, Enoree Church of God and Fairplay Church of God.
Surviving are widow, Mildred Richardson Hawkins Hall of the home; stepsons, Michael A. Hawkins of Seneca and Timothy Hawkins of Clinton; sisters, Hettie Long of Madison and Mary McCall of Westminster; and three stepgrandchildren.
He was the son of the late Rowland and Ellen Shedd Hall. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Cox Hall.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fairplay Church of God by the Revs. Roger Stephens, Bill Gilliard and Stan Rankin; burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.
The family will be at the home at other times.
Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home of Seneca is in charge of arrangements.
ROYSTON, Ga. — Nickolas “Nick” Andrew Carey, 22, of 217 Woodland Hills Drive died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at the Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
Born in Stephens County, he worked as an installer for Hart Telephone Company and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Carnesville.
Surviving are widow, Heather Diann Stocktan Carey of Royston; father, Alton Lee Carey of Mableton; mother, Patricia Gail Andrews Carey of Carnesville; sister, Gina Carey Sorrells of Carnesville; grandparents, Horace and Edith Andrews of Carnesville and Carlton and Agatha Carey of Royston; and stepmother, Maria Carey of Mableton.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Liberty Baptist Church, Carnesville, by the Revs. Bill Stacey, Roger McCoy and Allan Cole; burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body is at Pruitt Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Monday.
The family will be at the home of Patricia Carey, 6070 Ga. 145, Carnesville, Ga.
The family suggests memorials be made to Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund, 6077 Ga. 145, Carnesville, Ga. 30521.
Flossie Lucille Brock, 74, of 600 E. Washington St., Anderson, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at her home.
Born in Anderson, she attended Piney Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving are sons, Fred, Calvin, David, Grady and Randall Brock, all of Anderson; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was the daughter of the late Praylor and Oree Earle Brock. She was preceded in death by a son, Earnest Brock. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Services are at noon Monday at Piney Grove Baptist Church by the Revs. Thomas Davis, Johnny Swinger and Terrance Ford; burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Monday.
The family will be at the home.
Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ROYSTON, Ga. — Brian Keith Bell, 24, of 251 Timberlake Circle died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at the Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.
Born in Franklin County, he worked at North Georgia Site and Sound Security in sales and installation. He attended Goldmine Church of God.
Surviving are brothers, Kerry Ross Bell of Royston and Rusty Kyle Bell of Bowman; mother, Carol Elaine Hoilman of Clayton; paternal grandparents, B.T and Etta Jo Smith Bell of Royston; and maternal grandparents, Jack and Wilma Hoilman of Clayton.
He was the son of the late Dwight Keith Bell.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Thompson; burial will follow in the Pennington Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery. The body is at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
The family will be at the home.
HARTWELL, Ga. — Ranson Joe “Woody” Wood, 89, of 855 E. Franklin St. died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at Hart County Hospital.
Born in Towns County, he was retired from Chapman Auto Body Shop as a painter and was a former member of the CCC Camp. During the war he worked with Letourno in Toccoa. He was a member of Ila Baptist Church.
Surviving are son, Billy Joe Wood of Hartwell; sister, Ethel Minish of Commerce; and one grandson.
He was the widower of Ethel James Wood and the son of the late Dee Wood and Sally Smith Wood. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leeman Wood and W.H. “Taft” Wood; and four sisters, Estelle Allen, Lucy Morrison, Nan Bird and Reed Martin.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with Dr. Hugh Kirby; burial will be in the Nancy Hart Memorial Park. The body is at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
The family will be at the home of Billy Joe Wood, 110 Savannah St., Hartwell.
Flowers are optional. The family suggests memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice or to Hartwell First Baptist Church Building Fund, 81 E. Howell St., Hartwell, Ga. 30643.
HONEA PATH — Lillian Ruth Trusty, 85, of 101 Franklin St. died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at the Anderson Area Medical Center.
Born in Greenville County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Honea Path Church of God of Prophecy.
Surviving are son, Oliver Revonder Hill of Honea Path; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was the widow of Dewey Trusty and the daughter of the late Frank and Nora Hamby Dorn.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at the Honea Path Church of God of Prophecy by the Revs. Larry McCall, Barry Sutton and Keith Crocker; burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery. The body is at Pruitt Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Monday.
The family will be at the home.