Frederick J. Getz
DUNBRIDGE, Ohio Frederick J. (Fred) Getz, 67, of Dunbridge, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Heartland of Perrysburg. Mr. Getz was born Sept. 25, 1935 in Perrysburg, Ohio, a son of Frederick T. and Catherine V. (Eckel) Getz and was married on Feb. 11, 1956, to Penelope S. (Penny) Morelan. He worked as a self-employed farm equipment salesman and had owned and operated Getz &Anderson Inc. for many years.
Mr. Getz has served as a Middleton Township Trustee for over 30 years and loved his responsibilities in holding this position. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg, and a member of many other organizations including the Ohio township Trustee & Clerk Association; the Dunbridge Volunteer Fire Department, the Union Hill Cemetery Board, the Wood County Advisory Health Board, and was a past member of the Northwest Ohio Tractor Pullers Association. He was a Lake George Indiana Beach Director where he enjoyed his family at his summer home, m and was also a past president of the Wood County Trustee Association.
He was an avid euchre player with his family, friends and the old Dunbridge Fire Department gang, loved coaching little league baseball with his sons and other Dunbridge/Dowling youths over a 10-year period; watching NASCAR Winston Cup racing and loved the Cleveland Indians and the Browns. He is survived by his wife, Penny; sons, Larry (Pat) of Bradner, Ohio, Jim (Deborah) of Fremont, Ind., and Alan (Robin) of Pacolet.; a daughter, Susan (Andy) Moser of Tontogany, Ohio; grandchildren Ellen Sue Moser, Daniel Moser, Janelle Moser and step grandchildren, Amber Price, Graham and Sarah Lewis, Jodi Wegman and Shawna Andres, brothers, Robert T. (Becky) Getz of Bowling Green, Ohio, and Franklin (Karin) Getz of Pemberville, Ohio.
Friends will be received in the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. S. Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio, from 1 until 9 p. m. on Thursday where scripture services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9 a.m. in the funeral home on Friday where prayers will be recited at 10:30 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Rose Church. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Middleton Township Fire Department #2 Shelter House Fund.
Minnie Lee Jeter
Minnie Lee Jeter, 80, of Weirton, West, Va., died Sunday, March 23, 2003, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Whitney Funeral Home.
Janice Fant Boetz
Janice Fant Boetz of Gainesville, Ga., died March 18, 2004 from complications following surgery. Mrs. Boetz was born in Rock Hill, Feb. 19, 1939, and was the daughter of the late Robert McCall Fant and Janet Hilton Fant. She was a graduate of Winthrop College with a bachelor of arts degree in art and secondary education. She taught school at Ridgewood Preparatory School in New Orleans and substitute taught in Atlanta and Gainesville City schools.
She was employed as a tutor in the Learning Center at Brenau University for a number of years. Mrs. Boetz was stricken with a spinal aneurysm 30 years ago and paralyzed from her chest down. She was a co-founder of Access Hall County, and a tireless advocate of making public spaces accessible to people in wheel chairs. She also helped create a Dial-a-Ride service for the disabled.
Survivors include her husband, Ernest Frank Boetz and two sons, Ernest Robert Boetz and Robert McCall Boetz, all of Gainesville. She was the granddaughter of the late Sheriff James Hay Fant and Josephine McCall Fant of Union; the niece of Nettie Wade Fant Chase of Madison, Wis., and Mrs. David Bothwell Fant (Laura) of Murrell's Inlet. Memorial services were held Saturday, March 20, at First Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, Ga. Another service will be held in Rock Hill in April.
Charles L. McDade Jr.
Retired Air Force officer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Lt. Col. (Ret) Charles L. McDade Jr., 79, husband of Lux Rivas McDade of Charlotte, N.C., died Thursday, March 25, 2004 in White Oak Manor Nursing Home in Charlotte. Col. McDade was born in Union on Dec. 8, 1924, a son of the late Charles L. McDade Sr. and Sallie Mae Arrowood McDade.
He was a 1942 graduate of Union High School and a 1950 graduate of the University of South Carolina where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He also attended the University of South Carolina Law School. For 24 years Col. McDade served in the United States Air Force. Following his military retirement he was a commercial airline pilot for Japan Air Lines for 17 years and also for World Airways.
He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and was a member of the Anchorage Realtor's Association while living in Alaska. As a young man in flight training in Orangeburg, Col. McDade often flew to Union and would always (buzz) Main Street in his plane.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Col. Carlos L. McDade of Colorado Springs, Colo., Clinton L. McDade of Charlotte, N.C. and Christopher Lance McDade of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Cathleen McDade Cutrell of Herndon, Va., and a special cousin, Betty Perry Richbourg of Greenville. Col. McDade was predeceased by a sister, Flossie McDade.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by a U.S. Air Force Chaplain. Burial, with full military rites, will be in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the committal service. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Dolly B. Watts
Retired from Springs Industries
Dolly Elizabeth (Bass) Watts, 66, wife of Ernest Lee Watts Sr., died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at Wallace Thomson Hospital. Mrs. Watts was born in Chester Feb. 7, 1938, a daughter of the late John Joe Bass and Carrie Lou Feaster Bass. She attended Chester High School, was a member of Salem Baptist Church and was retired from Springs Industries.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Angela Watts Flynn of Rock Hill and Dolly Ann Watts of Lancaster, Calif.; a son, Ernest Lee Watts Jr. of Columbia; two brothers, Joseph T. Bass of Chesnee and Wylie A. Bass of Carlisle; and two sisters, Fran Bass Wilson and Sarah Bass Sistrunk, both of Carlisle.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Salem Baptist Church by the Rev. Don Leslie and the Rev. Alvin Biggerstaff, minister to the deaf. Burial will be in Chester Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers are nephews, John Sistrunk, Bobby Bass, Joey Bass and William Sistrunk Jr. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 until 3 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to Salem Baptist Church, Tinker Creek Road, Union, S.C. 29379. Barron Funeral Home of Chester has charge of arrangements.
Louise Greer Neloms
Union County native
Louise Greer Neloms, 80, of Southfield, Mich., died March 18, 2004. Mrs. Neloms was the ninth of 11 children of the late Tom and Ella Greer of Union. Surviving are two sisters, Beatrice Ross of Southfield, Mich,. and Mamie Gipson of Oak Park, Mich..; two brothers, Fred Greer of Union and Thomas Greer of Washington, D.C.
She was predeceased by five sisters and a brother, Irene Sims, Laura Cullens, Elmira Greer, Fannie Mae Greer, Beulah Greer and Johnny Greer. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at McBeth Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. M.C. Duncan. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 until the hour of service Saturday. Public viewing will be at the funeral home today from noon until 7 p.m. Union Community Funeral Home has charge of local arrangements.
Della Mae G. Thomas
Former textile employee
Funeral services for Della Mae Gilliam Thomas, 83, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jeter's Chapel AME Church. Burial will be in Seekwell Church Cemetery in the Maybinton Community. The body will be placed in the church at noon Saturday. Whitney Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Marie Byrd Tucker
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Byrd Tucker, 86, of 7232 Short Street, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hardy Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. J.C. Kerns. Burial will be in Fort Prince Memorial Gardens of Wellford. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. to await the hour of service.
Mrs. Tucker died Tuesday, March 25, 2003. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 tonight at the J.W. Woodward Memorial Chapel. The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Tucker Jr., 25 Willowood Drive, Spartanburg. The J.W. Woodward Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Frances P. Morris
Union County native
Mary Frances Palmer Morris, 83, of 1430 Lockhart highway, widow of Wilbur Douglas Morris, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 3:55 p. m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Morris was born in Union on Oct. 30, 1919, a daughter of the late Joe and Sally Blakely Palmer. She was a member of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and John Meador of Spartanburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Kathy Morris of Charlotte, N.C.; Bruce and Mary Morris of Union; two sisters, Opal P. Neely of Union and Lula Mae P. Briggs of Lexington; seven grandchildren, Kim and Scott Lawson, Kelly and Michael Small, Bryan and Ashley Selepes, Tiffney Morris, Molly Morris, Katie Morris and Allison Meador and six great=grandsons.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Benny Green and the Rev. Dale Lynch. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Robbie Crocker, Andy Littlejohn, William Earl Sprouse, Scott Lawson, Michael Small, Bryan Selepes and Michael Gibson. 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, 1430 Lockhart Highway.
Memorials maybe made to Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, 1431 Lockhart Highway, Union, S.C. 29379 or to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
World War II veteran R
oy Scoggins, 78, of 207 Lukesville Road, Buffalo, husband of Dora D. Scoggins, died at his home Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 9:15 a.m. after an extended illness. Mr. Scoggins was born in Union on Dec. 24, 1924, a son of the late G. W. Scoggins and Bonnie Lackey Scoggins. He was a Baptist. Mr. Scoggins was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy and was retired from Senn Trucking Co. of Newberry. He was a licensed ham operator.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Ralph Larry Davis Sr., of Union; a daughter, Trudy D. Rhinehart of Union; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Scoggins was predeceased by a sister, Mary Davis. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Alton Stone. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Eric Fleming, Jamie Davis, Allen Fleming, Paul Rhinehart Jr, Nick Fleming and Joe Moore. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Saturday from 6 until 8 p.m. The family is at the home, 207 Lukesville Road, Buffalo. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Rebecca C. Alman
Former Winn Dixie employee
Rebecca Louise Chalk Alman, 50, wife of Dennis G. Alman of 101 Balsam St., Monarch Community, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at 5:50 a.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital. Mrs. Alman was born in Union on May 14, 1952, a daughter of Ferrol Cagle Chalk of Union and the late William H. Chalk. She was a member of the Union Church of God and was formerly employed with Winn Dixie Store.
Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are a son, Michael Alman of Spartanburg; a daughter, Miranda Alman of the home; a brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Martha Chalk of Gaffney; a granddaughter. Meghan Alman of Union and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Alman was predeceased by a sister and brother, Janie Chalk and David Chalk.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Alton Stone and the Rev. Leamon Cagle. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Rusty Parker, Kevin Chalk, Chris Griffin, Johnny Keisler, Gerald Alman and Ronnie Alman. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Friday night from 7 until 9. The family is at the home, 101 Balsam St., Monarch Community. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Thomas C. Becknell
Retired from Milliken & Co.
Thomas Carey (T.C.) Becknell, 92, of Brittany Manor Apts., died at his residence Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at 3:30 p.m. Mr. Becknell was born in Union on July 21, 1910, a son of the late Arthur and Maggie Brewington Becknell. He was a member of Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church where he was Elder Emeritus. Mr. Becknell was retired from Milliken & Co., Ottaray Plant, after 27 years of service and also retired from Her Majesty. He was married twice; his first marriage was to the late Marie Burgess Becknell and his second marriage was to the late Anna Mae White Wofford Becknell.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Bobby Joe Wood of Union, Madora and Eddie Zimmerman and Janice and William Farmer, all of Pauline; three sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Betty Becknell, Gene and Loretta Becknell, all of Union and Harold Becknell of Jonesville; a sister, Thelma Solesbee of Landrum; a brother, Donald Becknell of Landrum; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, Mr. Becknell was predeceased by two sisters and a brother, Weona O'Shields, Louise Fincher and Lloyd Becknell.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Joe Baldwin. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. The following grandsons will serve as active pallbearers: Joel Wood, Lynn Wood, Allan Zimmerman, Donald Hawkins, Mike Becknell, David Becknell, Steve Becknell and Franklin Becknell.
The family is at the home of his son, Gene Becknell, 308 Buffalo-West Springs Highway, Union and will receive friends at the church Friday from 2 until 3 p.m. Memorials may be made to Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church, 6001 Highway 215, Pauline, SC. 29374. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Thomas B. Brame Sr.
U.S. Army veteran
Thomas Bruce Brame Sr., 43, of 113 Baber St., husband of Linda Trammell Brame, died Monday, March 24, 2003, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. Mr. Brame was born in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 14, 1959, a son of Derrell Brame Jr. and Phyllis Hendrick Brame of St. Louis, Mo. He was raised in the Centralia and Carlisle areas of Illinois. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed with Zeuna Starker of Spartanburg, He was loved very much by his wife and parents and will be greatly missed by his friends at Zeuna Starker. Mr. Brame was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are two daughters, Kristie Brame and Amy Brame; two sons, Thomas B. Brame Jr. and Kenny Brame, all of Illinois; two brothers, Pastor Derrell A. Brame, III of St. Louis, Mo., and David A. Brame of Chesnee; his mother-in-law, Carolyn Maness Malmborg and his grandmother-in-law, Jeanette Maness, both of Union and a step-daughter, Angela G. Bailey of Clinton.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Dr. David A. Wilson. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Terry R. Trammell, his brother-in-law of Gaffney and his friends from Zeuna Starker. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 6 until 8 p.m. The family is at the home, 113 Baber St. The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.