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State of South Carolina Obituary Collection - Union County - 31

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Date: Friday, 19 November 2010, at 1:17 p.m.

William Adams
Torrington retiree

LOCKHART William (Bill) Adams, 76, of 202 South 5th St., Lockhart, husband of Myrtle Ham Adams, died at his residence Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at 1:05 p.m., after a brief illness. Mr. Adams was born in Union County, May 29, 1927, a son of the late Douglas Adams and Marie Bentley Adams Turner. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lockhart and was retired from Torrington Co. Tyger River Plant.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie A. and Joe Conard of Lockhart; a son, Donnie Adams of Lockhart; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Adams was predeceased by two sisters; Ruth Adams Inman and Mattie Lee Adams.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Lockhart conducted by the Rev. Ben Hill, Dr. Tommy Bryson and Rev. Richard Conyers. Burial will be in the Lockhart Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9, and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Thursday to await the hour of service. The family is at the home, 202 South 5th St., Lockhart. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Cheryl L. Dawkins
Ft. Jackson employee

Cheryl Lynn Dawkins, 42, of 152 Sunny Acres Drive, died at her home March 6, 2004. Born Feb. 2, 1962, in Wierton, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Gabe Dawkins and Bessie Dawkins and was a member of Refuge Temple Church, Columbia. A 1979 graduate of Union High School, she was employed as a cook at Ft. Jackson.

Surviving are three sons, James R. Dawkins and Gary Haskell, both of Union, Nathaniel Reid and a special friend Nathaniel Reed, both of Columbia; a daughter, Bessie J. Reid of Columbia; grandmother, Rev. Sister Lillie Moore, of Union; two brothers, Joey Dawkins of Darlington and Haskell Dawkins of Union; and a sister, Brenda Gene Kershaw of Union. The family will receive friends today from noon to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Beaty Chapel AME Zion Church, conducted by the Rev. A. L. Brackett. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is at 152 Sunny Acres Road, Sonoco Area, Union. Union Community Funeral Home

Tiffany D. Salas
Sims student

Tiffany Dee Salas, 13, of 166 Camelot Drive, Union, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at 12:10 p.m. in Greenville Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in an accident. Miss Salas was born in Tamuning, Guam, Dec. 19, 1990, a daughter of Darlene Marie Manibusan Ferreira of Union and Peter John Salas Sr. of Guam. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and was and eighth grade student at Sims Junior High School.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two sisters, Taralynn Monique Salas and Dalaney Jene Davis, both of Union; a brother, Peter John Salas Jr. of Union; her maternal grandparents, Anthony and Doris Duenas of Jonesville; her maternal grandfather, Herbert Ferreira of Guam; her paternal grandparents, Sergio and Maria Salas of Guam and her maternal great-grandfather, George Ponder of Union; four aunts, Debbie Ferreira of Union, Donna Salas and Pamela Salas both of Guam and Jennifer Salas of Washington; five uncles, Herbert Ferreira Jr. of Union, Harold Ferreira, Hadrian Ferreira both of Guam, Harvey Ferreira of Union and Sergio Salas of California; and a number of cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Friday night from 6 until 9. The family is at the home of her great-grandfather, George Ponder, 166 Camelot Drive, Union. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home

Harold Dean Willard
Union native

Harold Dean Willard, 66, of Spartanburg, husband of Ann Jackson Willard, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Mr. Willard was born in Union May 6, 1936, son of the late Joe Barth Willard and Maggie Scott Willard.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Pam Stowell of Boiling Springs; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joel and Renee Willard of Spartanburg; Mark and Lela Willard of Goodyear, Ariz; four grandchildren, April Willard and Lacy Genobles both of Spartanburg, Jonathan Stowell of Boiling Springs and Richard Willard of Arizona; three sisters, Hazel Nance of Union, Frances Mitchell and Dolly Pittman, both of Buffalo; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe Thomas and Myrtle Willard, Barth Scott and Martha Willard, and Kenneth Wayne and Jenny Willard, all of Union; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Pearl Lackey of Spartanburg and a sister-in-law, Mrs. William (Ginger) Willard of Union.

Mr. Willard was predeceased by three brothers, Ned A. Willard, William H. Willard and Clarence M. Willard. Private funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Seawright Funeral Home in Inman. Active pallbearers will be David Mitchell, Tim Mitchell, Mike Nance, Joe Willard Jr., Scott Willard Jr., Steven Willard, Kyle Nance and Mark Murphy.

The family will receive friends at Seawright Funeral Home tonight from 6 to 8. The family will be at their respective homes. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Together in Faith Fund, Spartanburg, S.C. 29303. Seawright Funeral Home, Inman. Announcement courtesy of the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Allen Johnson Jr.
Retired from General Motors

Allen (Sonny) Johnson Jr., 73, of 191 Minnow Bridge Road, Cross Keys, husband of Mary Frances Jeter Johnson, died March 9, 2003, in Spartanburg Regional Restorative Care Center after a brief illness. Mr. Johnson was born in Union County June 24, 1929, a son of the late Allen Sr. and Leanner Degraphenreid Johnson.

He was retired from General Motors Corp. as a foundry worker. He was a member of New Hope AME Zion Church and was a co-founder and former trustee of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church of Buffalo, N.Y.

Surviving in addition to his wife are six daughters, Frances Booker of Union; Arlene Neely, Minnie Clemons, Cynthia (Raymond) Jones Sr., Monique Kelly and Alia (Valdez) Williams, all of Buffalo, N.Y.; three sons, Cleveland Lee of Baltimore, Md., Larry Green of Detroit, Mich., and Todd Rodgers of Buffalo, N.Y.; six sisters, Pearl Barrett of Cross Keys; Sicily Johnson of Detroit, Mich; Mae Jessie Peace of Buffalo, NY; Margie Norman of Union; Gladys (Matthew) Mars of Clinton; Sally Ferguson of Union; a brother, Leander Johnson of Union; 25 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; a godson, Jeffry D. Meadow of Lexington, S.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope AME Zion Church in the Sedalia Community with the Rev. James W. Boyd officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body will be placed in the church at noon to await the hour of service. Viewing and visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and on Saturday from 8:30 until 11 a.m. at Carolina Mortuary. The family is at the home of his sister, Pearl Barrett, 191 Minnow Bridge Road, Cross Keys. The Carolina Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Roger W. McGee
Cone Mill retiree

Roger Wayne McGee, 60, husband of Polly McAbee McGee of 120 Hillcrest Drive, died March 12, 2003, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. Mr. McGee was born in Johnston on Feb. 3, 1943, a son of Saran Scott McGee of Orangeburg and the late Duane R. McGee.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carlisle where he had served as deacon and Sunday School teacher. Mr. McGee was a long-time member of the Gamecock Club, a member of the Gideons, and a former member of the Union Academy board of directors. He was a graduate of St. Matthews High School and attended the University of South Carolina-Columbia. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. McGee was retired from Cone Mill, Carlisle Finishing Plant, and more recently employed with Enmark and the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Daniel Young of Ft. Madison, Iowa; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert (Robbie) McGee of Greenville and his fiancée, Amy Seigler of Union; Paul and Jamie McGee of Columbia; two sisters and a brother-in-law, LaDonna and Lewis White of Chesterfield and Betty Childs of Orangeburg; four grandchildren, Cathryn Young and Ryan Young of Ft. Madison, Iowa; Andrew McGee and Saran McGee of Newberry and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Brad Goodale and Rev. Richard Gunter. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Friday from 7 until 9 p.m. The family is at the home, 120 Hillcrest Drive.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 2965 or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 110 D, Hospital Drive, Simpsonville, S.C. 29681. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Zeb C. Sam Rector
JASPER, Ala.

Zeb C. Sam Rector, 79, husband of Christine Rector of Jasper died at his home March 11, 2003. Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters and sons-in-law, Libby (Jerry) Higgins of Curry, Ala., Pat (Raymond) Cook of Kansas, Ala., Loretta (Paul) Duncan of Vinemont, Ala., and Tina Pendley of Carbon Hill, Ala.; a sister, Lucille Humphries of Rock Hill: two brothers, Earl Rector and Roy Rector, both of Jonesville; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held this morning at the Collins-Burke Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper, Ala., with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. The Collins-Burke Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

James Edward Peake

James Edward Peake, 72, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, in Tucker Nursing Care Center in Columbia after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Whitney Funeral Home.

Ila Elsie Crocker
Buffalo Mill retiree

Ila Elsie Crocker, 94, of 808 Meansville Road, Union, widow of Elzie Crocker, died at her residence Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 4:10 a.m. after an extended illness. Mrs. Crocker was born in Union County on Oct. 6, 1909, a daughter of the late Annie Harrison McCollum. She was a faithful member of Fairforest Baptist Church, the Sunday School, and The Young at Heart Club of the church. Mrs. Crocker was retired from United Merchants Buffalo Plant. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Ruth Smith of the home and Thelma C. and Carl Smith of Union; two sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Lillie Mae Crocker, and John and Joyce Crocker, all of Union; five grandchildren, Marilyn Inman, Douglas Crocker and Paul Crocker, all of Buffalo, Dennis Crocker of Spartanburg and Gene Crocker of Union; seven great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, one step-granddaughter, one step-great-grandfdaughter, two step-great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Lillian Grubbs of Greer and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister and brother, Eula Smith of Winnsboro and Dewey McCollum of Chester. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Aulbert Calvert and Rev. Joe Stover.

Burial will be in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be James Smith, Bobby Joe Grubbs, Lannis Grubbs, Kent Smith, Melvin Blalock and Bruce Brasington. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 and will be place in church at 1 p.m. Saturday to await the hour of service. The family is at the home, 808 Meansville Road, Union. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box 352, Newberry, S.C. 29108-0352. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Julious J. Glenn
Retiree

Julious J. Glenn, 68, of 209 E. Williams St., died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at his residence. Mr. Glenn was born March 29, 1935 in Union County to the late Jake Glenn and Sarah Ann Hampton. He was the stepson of Johnny Hampton. Julious joined Bethesda Baptist Church at an early age. He attended Union County Public Schools. Julious worked in several plants for over 30 years until he retired.

Surviving are five daughters, Rev. Gloria (Tee) Fleming of Atlanta, Ga, Dorothy Land, Deborah (Heywood) Toland, Vivian Glenn and Sharon (Paul) Kelly, all of Union; one son, Kenneth Glenn of Union; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church. Burial will be in Union Memorial Garden. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. to await the hour of service. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Gibson & Brown Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Tiffany D. Salas
Sims student

Tiffany Dee Salas, 13, of 166 Camelot Drive, Union, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at 12:10 p.m. in Greenville Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in an accident. Miss Salas was born in Tamuning, Guam, Dec. 19, 1990, a daughter of Darlene Marie Manibusan Ferreira of Union and Peter John Salas, Sr. of Guam. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and was and eighth grade student at Sims Junior High School.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two sisters, Taralynn Monique Salas and Dalaney Jene Davis, both of Union; a brother, Peter John Salas Jr. of Union; her maternal grandparents, Anthony and Doris Duenas of Jonesville; her maternal grandfather, Herbert Ferreira of Guam; her paternal grandparents, Sergio and Maria Salas of Guam and her maternal great-grandfather, George Ponder of Union; four aunts, Debbie Ferreira of Union, Donna Salas and Pamela Salas both of Guam and Jennifer Salas of Washington; five uncles, Herbert Ferreira Jr. of Union, Harold Ferreira, Hadrian Ferreira both of Guam, Harvey Ferreira of Union and Sergio Salas of California and a number of cousins.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Father Louis Manuel S J, and Deacon Harry Pecko. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Herbert A. Ferreira Jr., Harvey T. Ferreira, Patrick Camacho, James E. Giarrido, Cory T. Dempsey, Phillip Brent Rogers, Dana W. Rogers, Joshua E. Falls, Joshua R.P. Meadows, Jamie E. Brown and Sgt. Tony Jr. Duenas (U.S. Army).

The following are asked to assemble at the funeral chapel Saturday at 1:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort: Taralynn M. Salas, Jesiree T. Balajadia, Catherine Brooke Rogers, Francine Leon Guerrera, Vanessa S. Casterjon, Katherine V. Adams, Shannon R. Lominick, Deborah A. Ferreira and Allison Niccole Davis. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 6 until 9. The family is at the home of her great-grandfather, George Ponder, 166 Camelot Drive, Union. Memorials may be made to the Tiffany Salas Memorial, P.O. Box 293, Union, S.C. 29379. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Charles T. Cromer Sr.
Retired educator

NEWBERRY Charles Timothy Cromer, Sr., 92, formerly of 49 Nance St., Newberry, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at the Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Winnsboro. Mr. Cromer was born Sept. 12, 1910, the seventh of 13 children of the late Adam and Hattie Parker. He attended Drayton Street Elementary and High School in Newberry and continued his education at S.C. State College in Orangeburg.

After graduation he was employed in Jamison, Gadsen, Saluda and in Whitmire where he retired after 40 years service in 1973. He was a principal/teacher and left 40 years of experience, knowledge and memories in the field of agriculture, science and math. Following his retirement he returned to his hometown of Newberry with his wife, Lurine, in 1974. Mr. Cromer was a former member of the Water and Sewer Board; the Cattleman Association; local retired teachers organization; Past Patron of the Order of Eastern Stars Bright Star Chapter #245; past Master of Bright Star Lodge #222. He was a member of Hannah AME Church where he held office as class leader, Sunday School Superintendent, Steward, Trustee and church secretary.

Mr. Cromer was predeceased by a daughter, Marsha, in June of 2000. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Lurine King Cromer; four sons, Charles of San Antonio, Texas, Charles Jr. (CT) of Alamorgorda, N.M., Franklin (Burney) of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. and Allen of Conyers, Ga.; a foster son, Lajune Suber of San Antonio, Texas; three daughters, Cynthia Sparrow of Wilmington, N.C.; Melba Liggins of Columbia; and Helen Sanders of Newberry; a foster daughter, Becky (Ken) Wicker of Lexington; five daughters-in-law, Kaye, Edna, Sarah, Marie, Betty; a son-in-law, Howard Sanders; a special niece, Jessie Hawes of Philadelphia, Pa.; a granddaughter, Tomika Cromer, who was raised in the home; 30 other grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; a very special cousins, Mary Rikard of Washington, D. C.; a sister, Cozetta Williams of Greenwood; a sister-in-law, Ogretta Logan of Port Chester, N.Y., and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

OES Rites will be performed at 6 p.m. during the 5 to 7 p.m. visitation at the Hunter Funeral Home of Whitmire. Masonic rites will be performed at the gravesite. Services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Hannah AME Church, 61 Deadfall Road between highways 395 and 121 in Newberry. Burial will be in Newberry Memorial Gardens on Highway 76 in Newberry. The body will be placed in church at 1:30 p.m. to await the hour of service.

The Masonic Brothers and Eastern Stars will serve as pallbearers and flower attendants, respectively. The family requests that memorials be made to the Hannah AME Building Fund, 49 Nance Street, Newberry, S.C. 29108. Hunter Funeral Home of Whitmire has charge of arrangements.

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