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State of South Carolina Obituary Collection - Union County - 107

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Date: Sunday, 21 November 2010, at 1:46 p.m.

Orville H. Lawson
Retired from Cone Mills

Orville Henry Lawson, 71, husband of Betty Davis Lawson, of 100 Bobo St., died Nov. 3, 2002, at the Southeastern Regional Medical Center of Lumberton, N.C. after a sudden illness. Mr. Lawson was born in Union on Jan. 12, 1931, a son of the late Fred and Marie Smith Lawson. He was retired from Cone Mill, Carlisle Finishing, and was a former member of the South Carolina National Guard, Union Unit. Mr. Lawson was a member of Brown's Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Henry Lawson Jr. and his wife Charlotte of Turkey, N.C.; and Michael Lee Lawson of Union; a sister, Sally Brewington of Union; a brother, Newell Lawson of Raeford, N.C.; and a granddaughter, Misty Rose Lawson of Union. Mr. Lawson was predeceased by a son, Joe Lawson. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Joe Blalock.

Burial will be in Brown's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7-9. The family is at the home, 100 Bobo St., Union. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Viola Sanders Shetley
Charter member of Morningside Baptist

Viola Sanders Shetley, 85, widow of James E. (Lige) Shetley, of 110 Bates Ave. Extension, died Nov. 4, 2002, at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home after a long illness. Mrs. Shetley was born in York, March 22, 1917. a daughter of the late Frank P. and Mary E. Yarborough Sanders. Mrs. Shetley was a charter member of Morningside Baptist Church.

Surviving are: four daughters, Mary Duckett of Cowpens, Grace Reece of Canton, NC; Judy Cooksey and Susan Lovelace, both of Union; two sons, James F. Shetley and Ronnie Shetley, both of Union; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Morningside Baptist Church by Rev. Eddie Saxon and Rev. Harold Wilson. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7-9 and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Thursday to await the hour of service. The family is at the home, 110 Bates Avenue Ext. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Donald L. Wells II
Austin Center employee

Donald Leach Wells, II, 18, of 1375 Sardis Road, died Nov. 2, 2002. Mr. Wells was born in Spartanburg on Dec. 6, 1983, a son of Donald L. Wells Sr. and Beth Wilson Wells of Union. He was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church. Mr. Wells was a 2002 graduate of Union High School where he played offensive lineman on the 1999 and 2000 State Cham-pionship football teams and also on the 2001 Upper State Championship football team.

He attended USC-Union and was employed by Austin Rehabilitation Center. Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Clint Russell Wells and Paul Mitchell Wells, both of the home; his maternal-grandparents, Charles and Nina Greer Wilson of Union; his paternal grandparents, Robbie N. Wells of Columbia and the late Floyd W. Wells; two uncles, Charles W. Wilson Jr. and James G. Wilson, both of Union.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p. m. Wednesday at Sardis United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Angelia Price. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Corey West, Trey Newton, Scott Farmer, Charles W. Wilson, III; Mike Hawkins, Matthew Lawrence Infanzon, Greg Lawson and Heath Belue.

Members and coaches of the 2001 Union High School football team are asked to assemble Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 and will be placed in church at 3 p.m. Wednesday to await the hour of service.

The family is at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson Sr., 1385 Sardis Road. Memorials may be made to the Perpetual Care Fund of Sardis United Methodist Church, 964 Sardis Road, Union, S.C. 29379. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Orville H. Lawson
Retired from Cone Mills

Orville Henry Lawson, 71, husband of Betty Davis Lawson, of 100 Bobo St., died Nov. 3, 2002, at the Southeastern Regional Medical Center of Lumberton, N.C. after a sudden illness. Mr. Lawson was born in Union on Jan. 12, 1931, a son of the late Fred and Marie Smith Lawson. He was retired from Cone Mill, Carlisle Finishing and was a former member of the South Carolina National Guard, Union Unit. Mr. Lawson was a member of Brown's Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Henry Lawson Jr. and his wife Charlotte of Turkey, N.C.; and Michael Lee Lawson of Union; a sister, Sally Brewington of Union; a brother, Newell Lawson of Raeford, N.C.; and a granddaughter, Misty Rose Lawson of Union. Mr. Lawson was predeceased by a son, Joe Lawson. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Randy Smith.

Burial will be in Brown's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Doug Austin, James Austin, Ray Lemons, Jimmy Lemons, W.F. Bentley, Tommy Grant, Randy Cook, and Bill McSwain. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-9. The family is at the home, 100 Bobo St., Union. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Viola Sanders Shetley
Charter member of Morningside Baptist

Viola Sanders Shetley, 85, widow of James E. (Lige) Shetley, of 110 Bates Avenue Ext., died Nov. 4, 2002 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home after a long illness. Mrs. Shetley was born in York, March 22, 1917. a daughter of the late Frank P. and Mary E. Yarborough Sanders. Mrs. Shetley was a charter member of Morningside Baptist Church.

Surviving are: four daughters, Mary Duckett of Cowpens, Grace Reece of Canton, NC; Judy Cooksey and Susan Lovelace, both of Union; two sons, James F. Shetley and Ronnie Shetley, both of Union; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a number of nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Cecil Shetley. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Morningside Baptist Church by Rev. Eddie Saxon and Rev. Harold Wilson. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery. Mrs. Shetley's grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. The honorary escort will be great-grandsons.

The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Thursday to await the hour of service. The family is at the home, 110 Bates Avenue Ext. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Martha J. Strom
Community leader

Martha Louise Jones Strom, 85, wife of Samuel T. Strom of 117 Lakeside Drive, died at her home Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002 at 8:30 p. m. Mrs. Strom was born in Tempe, GA. on October 1, 1917, a daughter of the late Daniel Lynn Braxton Jones and Mattilu White Jones.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Union since 1946 where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Chancel Choir and was former W. M. U. Director and former Union County Baptist Association W. M. U.. Director. She was past president of the Union County Girl Scout Council, past president of Union Music Club and State Federation Officer, Union County Beautification Chairman, March of Dimes Chairman, past president of the Third Monday Book Club, past Regent of Fairforest D. A. R., former member of the Junior Charity League, Salvation Army Board, Colonial Dames, 17th Century, Anthony Hampton Chapter of Spartanburg. She served on the Friends of the Library Board and was a member of the Union Lioness Club.

Mrs. Strom was a graduate of Georgia State College for Women (now Valdosta State University) and did graduate studies at Duke University and the University of South Carolina. She taught in the public schools of Georgia and South Carolina.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Strom Collins and her husband, Andrew, of St. Paul, Minn. and Beth Strom of Lexington, Ky; a son and daughter-in-law, Thad Strom and his wife, Sandra, of Union; a sister, Elizabeth J. Lashley of Young Harris, Ga.; a brother, Wiley A. Jones of Lafayette, Ind. and five grandchildren, Caroline Elizabeth Collins of St. Paul, Minn.; Andrew Strom Collins of Rock Island, Ill. Tray Strom and Trevor Strom, both of Union and Claire Elizabeth Paige Strom of Lexington, Ky.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Friday at First Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Clay Howerton. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The following are asked to assemble at the church Friday at 2:15 p.m. to form the honorary escort: Members of the Sam Cain Sunday School Class, Bobby Brown, Keith Davis, Ernest Richardson, Earl Byran, Harold Kirby, J. C. Bryan, Doug Lawing, Gene Logan, W. C. Bennett, Felder Meador and Maurice Gregory.

Members of the Bethany School School Class are asked to sit in a group. The family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 1 until 2:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box 352, Newberry, S.C., 29108-0352 or to the First Baptist Church, 405 E. Main St., Union, S.C. 29379. The family is at the home, 117 Lakeside Drive. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Russell Jeter
Retired banker

Russell Jeter, 91, of 122 Cherokee Ave., Union, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at Wallace Thomson Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Union County, he was the husband of the late Anne Bolton Jeter and the son of the late Dr. R. Russell and Agnes Coleman Jeter.

Russell, known to many as (Bud), graduated from the Citadel in 1933. He was a business leader in Union prior to World War II. He served as an officer of artillery in the Pacific Theater. Upon his return he owned and operated an automobile dealership with William Coleman, his cousin. He later became interested in banking and eventually became vice president of the First National Bank in Union.

Mr. Jeter was a civic leader in Union for many years. His service to his community was something he believed strongly about. He was president of the Union County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Union County School Board. He was an active member of the Union Rotary Club and Grace United Methodist Church. Mr. Jeter was also active in farming and was involved in many agricultural organizations.

Mr. Jeter was instrumental in bringing the University of South Carolina to Union and was recognized as a founder of the Union Campus. He was an avid sports fan. Mr. Jeter never missed a Union Yellow Jacket football game and attended all the University of South Carolina Gamecocks home games when he was not at a Citadel game. Surviving are three sons, Russell L. Jeter of Beaufort, Robert C. Jeter of Isle of Palms and William B. Jeter of Union. Another son, John R. Jeter predeceased his father. His oldest sister, Agnes M. Jeter, still resides in Union and lives in the family home-place. Mr. Jeter has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Jeter Family Cemetery in Santuc immediately following the church service. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jeter Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Jill Jeter, 115 Park Drive, Union, S.C. 29379. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

William A. Lamb

William A. (Bill) Lamb, 84, of 889 Hawkins Road, Union, husband of Mildred Smith Lamb, died at his home Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 8:15 p.m. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Maudie Sherbert McLellan
Retired from Monarch Plant

Maudie S. Vinson McLellan, 87, of 150 Barnado Road, Union, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 4, 2003. She was the daughter of the late William Carlisle and Alber Louise Sherbert. Surviving are her children, Donald Vinson of Southern Pines, N.C.; Doris Petty, with whom she made her home; and Janie Dellinger of Greenville, in addition to nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters, Nora Adams of Santuc and Lottie Estes of Spartanburg. Mrs. McLellan was predeceased by her first husband, Walter (Hoss) Vinson and the late Ned McLellan. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Louise Lawson, Mary Sherbert and Annie Smith and brothers, Sammie, Tom, Dansel and Caleb Sherbert. Mrs. McLellan retired from Milliken & Co., Monarch Plant. She later worked for the Spartanburg County Council on Aging as site manager at Woodruff Senior Center.

In 1994, she received the state award for Senior Center Site Manager of the Year at a luncheon in Columbia. During her years in Woodruff, Mrs. McLellan was a member of Selma Baptist Church and taught the ladies class there and was active until she returned to Union. Mrs. McLellan was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Union. In her earlier years she was very active, working with the young people at her church. She later taught a ladies Sunday School class for many years and sang in the church choir.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Gideon Long and the Rev. Don Vinson. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Dennis Sherbert, Glenn Sherbert, Tommy Sherbert, James Coffer, Ray Vinson and Eddie Vinson.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Doris Petty, 150 Barnado Road, Union, and will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 until 8:30. Memorials may be made to the Tabernacle Baptist Church Building Fund, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, S.C. 29379. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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