Marie H. Harris
Cherokee County native
SPARTANBURG - Mary Marie Martin Holcombe Harris, 83, of 525 El Paso St., Spartanburg, died Sept. 30, 2002, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Lula Tate Martin.
She was first married to the late Marion Holcombe and then to the late Joe V. Harris. She was formerly employed at Mayfair Mills, was a member of Evangel Cathedral where she was a former Sunday School teacher. She was also a former Sunday School teacher, GA leader, and choir member at Arcadia First Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Poppy Willis of Denver, N.C. and Barbara Gilbert of Spartanburg; a step-daughter, Susan of Plant City, Fla.; two sons, Jim Holcombe of Columbia and Gary Holcombe of Cross Hill; a step-son, Jeff Harris of Spartanburg; a sister, Nettie Finley of Arcadia; two brothers, Thurman Martin and Bernard Martin both of Spartanburg; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Paul Holcombe. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1:30-3 p.m. at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at Floyd;s Greenlawn Chapel by the Rev. Jerry Clevenger, the Rev. Glenn Rusher, and the Rev. Eddie Willis. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, PO Box 4086, Spartanburg, SC 29305, or to Evangel Cathedral, 200 Evangel Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29301.
The family is at the home of a daughter, Barbara Gilbert, 8198 Daniel Court, Spartanburg. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel has charge of arrangements.
Tommie Lee Means Sr.
Employed with Cedar Hill
Tommie (Skacy) Lee Means Sr., of 146 Blackberry Rd., died Sept. 29, 2002. Mr. Means was born in Union County on Feb. 10, 1945, a son of the late Jack and Jessie Lee Means. He was employed with the Cedar Hill Plant, a division of Milliken and Company.
Surviving are three sons, Jerry Smith of Jonesville, Morris Ray (Sheila) Smith of Gaffney, and Tommie Lee Means Jr. of Lockhart; four daughters, Nyra (David) Hall of Union, Thomasina Means and Sandra Renee Means of Lockhart, Terricka Brannon of Union; five brothers, John Henry Means and Alonzo Brannon of Jonesville, Wallace Means and Wade Means of Union and Roscoe Means of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four sisters, Alice Stringfellow of Hartford, Conn.; Pearline Rodgers of Union, Carrie Tucker of Saluda and Virginia Garner of Spartanburg; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Viewing will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 12-8 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Thursday to await the hour of service. There will be a designated seating area for Cedar Hill employees.
The family will receive friends at the home of his son, Jerry Smith, 323 Pea Ridge Hwy., and at the home of his daughter, Nyra Hall, 104 Callihan Rd. Gibson and Brown Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Homer E. Kirby Jr.
JONESVILLE Homer Eugene (June Bug) Kirby Jr., 56, husband of Tracie Lipsey Kirby of 243 Rogerstown Road, Jonesville, died at his residence Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003 at 12:53 a.m. after an extended illness. Mr. Kirby was born in Spartanburg on Feb. 3, 1947, a son of the late Homer Eugene Kirby Sr., and Nannie Moss Kirby. He was a member of Covenant Baptist Church. Mr. Kirby was self-employed in the logging business.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Savannah Kirby of the home and Tammy Rhame of Union; two sons, Richie Kirby and Chris Kirby, both of Union; a step-son, Matt Duckett of Jonesville; four sisters, Jeannette Evans, Thelma Crawford, Pat Turner and Brenda Parkins, all of Jonesville; three brothers, Paul (Bo) Kirby, and Grady Kirby, both of Jonesville and Bob Kirby of Murrell's Inlet; and five grandchildren.
Mr. Kirby was predeceased by a sister, Ruby Davis. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm. Friday at Covenant Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Scott Cobb and the Rev. Joe Stover. Burial will be in Jonesville Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Jeff Gault, Brent Davis, Mike Kirby, Bobby Ray Kirby Jr., Dennis Kirby, Phil Kirby and Todd Turner.
The family will receive friends at Holcombe's Jonesville Chapel Thursday night from 7 until 9. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Friday to await the hour of service. The family is at the home of his brother, Grady Kirby, 255 Rogerstown Road, Jonesville. Memorials may be made to the Union County Cancer Services, c/o Ola Jean Kelly, 117 Fant Lane, Union, S.C. 29379. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Frank W. Raines
Korean War veteran
Frank W. Raines, 71, husband of Anne Hickman Raines, 1522 Whitmire Highway, Union, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at 12:05 a.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Raines was born in Flintstone, Ga., on May 18, 1932, a son of the late Lee Andrew and Grace Robinson Raines.
He was a charter member of Morningside Baptist Church, a former deacon and former secretary of the Sunday School Department. Mr. Raines was a member of Rutledge Masonic Lodge #75 and the Hejaz Shrine Temple and a member of the Printers and Friends Retirement Club of Carlisle Finishing Plant. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War and was retired from Cone Mill-Carlisle Finishing Plant.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a sister, Flora Blackwell of Rossville, Ga.; and three brothers, Walter C. Raines of Rossville, Ga., Raymond Raines of Chattanooga Valley, Ga., and Roy Raines of Fife, Ala. Mr. Raines was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers, Bessie Raines, Ina Lee Hickman, Floyd Raines and Harry Raines.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Eddie Saxon. Deacons and former deacons of Morningside Baptist Church and members of the Printers and Friends Retirement Club of Carlisle Finishing Plant are asked to assemble at the funeral chapel Thursday at 10:45 a.m. to form the honorary escort. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-8 p.m.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakewood Memory Gardens South, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. The family will receive friends at the Heritage Funeral Home in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., Friday from 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Morningside Baptist Church Building Fund, 112 Bates Avenue, Union, S.C. 29379. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of local arrangements.
Virgie T. Stapleton
Retired from Monarch Plant
Virgie Tipton Stapleton, 89, of 102 Pinedale Ave., Union, widow of Marsh Stapleton, died Sunday, Sept, 28, 2003 at 6 p.m. in Oakmont Nursing Home. Mrs. Stapleton was born in Whitney on Aug. 4, 1916, a daughter of the late Leonard Tipton Sr. and Ada Allen Tipton. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church and was retired from Milliken & Co., Monarch Plant.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Nancy Tipton Brandt and Robert Brandt of Shiremanstown, Pa.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leonard Tipton Jr. and Mildred Trammell Tipton, John D. Tipton and Anna Lou Ivey Tipton, all of Union and Sibbie Tipton, widow of the Vernon M. Tipton of Jonesville; two grandchildren, David E. Brandt of Shiremanstown, Pa. and Jacqueline Maddison of Voorhees, N. J.; three great-grandchildren, Benjamin Maddison, Jonathan Maddison and Diana Maddison, all of Voorhess, N.J.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the S. R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Dr. Ken Snead and the Rev. Stanley Tipton. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Colon Duckett, Eulis Gibson, Randolph Whitehead, Donald Littlejohn, Barth Willard and Raymond Duncan.
The following are asked to assemble at the funeral chapel at 1:45 p.m. Thursday to form the honorary escort: Fred O'Dell, Lecil Smith, Jimmy Hawkins and Gettys Knox. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9. The family is at the home of her brother, Leonard and Mildred Tipton, 304 Stutts Ave. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Scott Edwards Sr.
Employed with Save-More
Adolphus Scott Edwards Sr., 32, husband of Debbie Inman Edwards, of 136 Line St., died Sept. 30, 2002, at 12:33 p.m. from injuries received in an automobile accident. Mr. Edwards was born in Union on Aug. 13, 1970, a son of Harry D. Edwards Sr. of Inman and Carolyn Thomas Edwards of Lockhart. He was of the Church of God faith. Mr. Edwards was employed with Save-More Store.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are three daughters, Tiffany Scott Edwards, Cecily Paige Edwards and Amanda Sheryl-Lynn Edwards all of Union; a son, Adolphus (A.J.) Edwards of Union; his step-mother, Betty Edwards of Inman; three brothers, Harry D. Edwards Jr., Christopher Todd Edwards and Joshua Shane Edwards all of Union; a step-brother, Tony West of Inman; two step-sisters, Laura Rogers of Duncan and Luanne Green of Campobello; his mother and father-in-law, Harvey and Shirley Inman Smith of Union; a sister-in-law, Crickett Smith of Union; four nieces and three nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Roger Roof and Rev. Paul Tessner. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Ron Eubanks, Joseph Edwards, Jamie Babb, Clyde Rogers, and Josh McCall.
The following are asked to assemble at the funeral chapel Thursday at 2:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort: Chuck Holt, Jerry Steppe, Chris Williams, D.C. Smith, Eddie Ponder, Scott Greene and Roger Willard. The body is at the home, 136 Line St., Union, and will be placed in the funeral chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday to await the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Adolphus Scott Edwards Sr. Memorial Fund, 136 Line St., Union. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Mary Ellen Justice
Mary Ellen Justice, 54, of 241 Justice Road, died at her home Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at 7:14 p.m. after a brief illness. Miss Justice was born in Woodruff on July 28, 1949, a daughter of Franklin Bennett Justice and Elizabeth Moore Justice of the home. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Miss Justice was a graduate of Union High School.
Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Jackie J. Richardson of Buffalo; a niece, Jackie and her husband, Shane Kirkland of Columbia; two nephews, Justun and his wife, Kellie Richardson of Union and Jeff and his wife, Melinda Richardson of Buffalo; four great-nieces and five great-nephews. The family is at the home, 241 Justice Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Carl E. Beck
Carl Eugene Beck, 87, husband of Pearl Stoneman Beck of 402 S. Church St., died at his home Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003 at 7:55 a.m. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the S. R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Gladys F. Crocker
Retired from Milliken Research Center
Gladys Farr Crocker, 69, widow of Charles Edward Crocker, of 122 Farr Lane, died Oct. 3, 2002, at 12:11 a.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Crocker was born in Union on Oct. 8, 1932, a daughter of the late Calvert and Ruth Goings Farr. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lockhart and the Lockhart Senior Citizens. Mrs. Crocker was a graduate of Kelly Pinckney High School and was retired from Milliken Research Center of Spartanburg.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Ed (Butch) Guy of Herndon, Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven Charles and Bonnie Elwood Crocker of Gaffney and Perry James and Kim McAbee Crocker of Union; a daughter-in-law, Abby Cochran Crocker of Woodruff; a sister and brother-in-law, Marian Farr Harris and Everett Harris of Union; a brother and sister-in-law, James C. Farr and Pearl Adams Farr of Union; six grandchildren, Benjamin Edward Guy, Daniel James Guy, Kristin Lea Crocker, Katelyn Laree Crocker, Chelsea Elizabeth Crocker and Alyssa Faye Crocker. Mrs. Crocker was pre-deceased by a son, Chris Edward Crocker.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Lockhart conducted by the Rev. Ben Hill. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Friday night from 7-9 and will be placed in church at 1 p.m. Saturday to await the hour of service. The family is at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Perry and Kim Crocker, 113 Bentley Town Road, Union.
Memorials may be made to the Union County Cancer Services, c/o Ola Jean Kelly, 117 Fant Lane, Union, or to the Lockhart Relay For Life, c/o Lora Fielder, 3870 Jonesville-Lockhart Highway, Union, or to the First Baptist Church of Lockhart, P.O. Box 190, Lockhart, S.C. 29364. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.