Cynthia ‘Tina’ Blocker
Cynthia “Tina” Thompson Blocker, 42, of 102 Barley Drive, wife of Walter Blocker, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Greenwood County, she was a daughter of Mary Thompson and the late Jesse Thompson Sr. She was a 1979 graduate of Ninety Six High School, a former employee of Fuji Film and a member of Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, Promised Land and the Missionary Society.
Survivors include her husband of Greenwood; her mother of Ninety Six; a daughter, Kenequa S. Thompson of the home; a son, Nikolas Gassaway Blocker of the home; three stepsons, Rafeal Floyd, Calvet Quarles and Christopher Slappy, all of Greenwood; six brothers, Willie Mayes, Harold Thompson and Marvin Thompson, all of Greenwood, William Thompson, James Thompson and Carl Thompson, all of Ninety Six; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Barbara) Crenshaw of Ninety Six.
The family is at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank (Barbara) Crenshaw, 101 Quince St., Magnolia Place, Ninety Six.
Services will be announced by Robinson & Son Mortuary Inc.
McCORMICK — Ralph W. Bonner, 67, of Savannah Lakes Village, husband of Jackie Smalley Bonner, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004.
He was born in Lincoln County, Ga. During his career with Life of Georgia, he lived in Greensboro, Washington, Athens and Jacksonville.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Kenneth Bonner; two daughters, Patricia Bush and Liz Hopkins; a sister, Martha Pruitt; five grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. today at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial is in Greenview Cemetery, Greensboro.
Beggs Funeral Home, 200 May Ave., Lincolnton, Ga., is in charge.
ABBEVILLE — Early Brownlee, of 409 Cambridge St., husband of Jannie Ruth Brown Brownlee, died Friday, July 30, 2004 at Abbeville County Memorial Hospital.
Born in Abbeville, he was a son of the late Alex Hunter and Leola Hamilton. He was a hospital worker in the health industry for 30 years and a member of Flat Rock A.M.E. Church.
Survivors include his wife of the home; five sons, Early Brownlee Jr., Dwight Brownlee and Gerald Brownlee, all of Abbeville, Michael Brownlee and Anthony Brownlee, both of New York; three daughters, Sallie Mae Brownlee and Yvonne Brownlee, both of New York and Janet Brownlee of Abbeville; two brothers, Ernestine Brownlee of Philadelphia and Jesse Hamilton of Level Land; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Flat Rock A.M.E. Church, Abbeville County, conducted by the Rev. Wayman Coleman III. The body will be placed in the church at 1. Burial is in the church cemetery.
Viewing is 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today at Richie Funeral Home.
Visitation is at the home.
Richie Funeral Home is in charge.
Terry Lee Chappell
Services for Terry Lee Chappell, of 136 Independence Way, are 3 p.m. Wednesday at Dunham Temple C.M.E. Church, conducted by the Rev. Norris Turner. The body will be placed in the church at 2. Burial is in Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery, Laurens Highway.
Pallbearers are nephews and friends. Flower bearers are nieces and friends.
The family is at the home of his sister, Linda Baylor, 163 Callison Drive.
Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home is in charge.
Bernice K. Duncan
McCORMICK — Services for Bernice Kelly Duncan, of Westowne Apartments, are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church, conducted by the Rev. Jackie Whitted, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Otis Cunningham. The body will be placed in the church at noon. Burial is in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers are Wade Gaston, Willie Cartledge, Henry Kelly, Erthy Duncan Sr., Glen Gaston and Erthy Gaston Jr.
Flower bearers are nieces.
The family is at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Crystal) Parks, 211 Virginia Ave., Greenwood.
Walker Funeral Home is in charge.
Gertrude Wells Jones
Gertrude Wells Jones, 80, of 124 Russell St., died Saturday, July 31, 2004 at NHC Healthcare of Greenwood.
Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Jannie Bell Anderson Wells. She was a member of Little Zion A.M.E. Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Williams of Greenwood; four sons, Matthew Wells, James E. Wells, Jackie Lee Jones, of Greenwood and Willie R. Wells of Cleveland, Tenn.; a sister, Ida Wells of Promised Land; a brother, George Pardcha of Promised Land; four grandchildren, reared in the home, Lisa Sayles, Veronica Wells, Rodrick Wells, and Antonio Jones, of Greenwood.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Linda Williams, 243 Wisewood Circle, Greenwood.
Services will be announced by Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home.
WEST COLUMBIA — Edward Frank Figurski, 77, of 100 Sausage Lane, husband of Irene Ankuta Figurski, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at Heartland of Lexington. Services will be announced by Blyth Funeral Home.
WARE SHOALS — Eric Edgar “Scrump” Hamby, 20, of 477 Poplar Springs Road, son of Kenneth and Patty Hamby, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
The family is at 158 Mountain Shore Drive, Greenwood.
Services will be announced by Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood.
Linnie Starr Nichols
CLOVER — Linnie Catherine Starr Nichols, 87, of 1230 Tom Joye Road, died Saturday, July 31, 2004 at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.
The family is at the home.
Wright Funeral Home, York, is in charge.
Vince V. Peace
EASLEY — Vince Verone Peace, 33, of 127 Meadowood Lane, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004.
A native of Easley, he was a son of Jiles Verone Peace and Vicki Greeson Peace. He was an employee with CSE and a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include his mother of Hull, Ga., his father and stepmother, Teresa H. Peace, of Easley; two sisters, Veronica P. Thompson and Kari P. Grindstaff, both of Easley; paternal grandmother, Mary H. Peace of Easley; maternal grandmother, Jean Scougin of Hull.
Services are 3 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home, Powdersville Road, Easley. Burial is in Robinson Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is 2-3 today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 201 Rock Springs Road, Easley, SC 29642.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.
Infant Hans Riehl
DUE WEST — Infant Hans Gabriel Riehl died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004 at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood.
He was a son of Arlan and Angie Miller Riehl.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Adam Riehl; maternal grandparents, Ethan and Ida Mae Miller; paternal grandparents, Abner and Sally Ann Riehl.
Graveside services were Monday in Whispering Pines Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Harris Funeral Home, Abbeville, was in charge.
NINETY SIX — Annie Christine Hewett Leopard, 80, of 216 Eddy Road, wife of John R. “Bob” Leopard, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in South Port, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Johnny and Mary Cox Hewett. She retired from Greenwood Mills and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of the home; a daughter, Donna L. Adams of Ninety Six; a son, Robert “Bob Allen” Leopard of Ninety Six; two sisters Bobbie Ledbetter of Marietta, Ga., and Jackie Babson of Easley; two brothers Johnny Hewett of Ninety Six and Faron Hewett of West Virginia; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Harley Funeral Home, conducted by the Revs. E.A. Cooper and David Harrell. Burial is in Elmwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Allen Leopard, J.T. Leopard, Brad Hinzman, David Adams, Ron Anderson, and Kevin Hewett.
Honorary pallbearers are Sam Smith, David Halman, Rod Straud, Thomas Crawford, Dr. Brant Paramore, Dr. Peter Paramore, Bill Adams and Dr. Michael Bryant.
Visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
The family is at the home of her daughter, 1911 Highway 246.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646 or Outreach International, P.O. Box 982000, Fort Worth, TX 76182-9986.
Harley Funeral Home, Greenwood, is in charge.
Carlton E. Longus
RALEIGH, N.C. — Services for Carlton Everett Longus are 2 p.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Greenwood, S.C., conducted by the Rev. Tony Foster, assisted by the Rev. Keith Cromer. The body will be placed in the church at 1. Burial is in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers and flower bearers are members of Greenwood High School Class of 1986.
Visitation is 7-8 p.m. Friday at Robinson & Son Mortuary, Greenwood.
The family is at the home of his mother and stepfather, Rosa and Robert Elmore, 105 Rebecca Ave., Greenwood.
Robinson & Son Mortuary Inc. is in charge.
Alvin L. Sentell
ABBEVILLE — Alvin Layfatte Sentell, 71, of 208 Hillcrest Drive, husband of Ruby Devall Sentell, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004 at Abbeville County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be announced by The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home.
May 10, 1960 - Dec. 7, 2004
ANDERSON - Marjorie Ruth Hubbard Stewart, 44, of 225 Deer Run Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004.
Born in Huntsville, Ala., she received her Masters Degree in Nutrition. She was a self-employed Dietary Consultant with Stuart’s Nutrition Services, and was a member of the American Dietary Consultants. She was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Barry L. Stewart of the home; two sons, Steve and Brian Stewart, of the home; her parents, Charles P. and Ruth Stanfill Hubbard, of Anderson; one brother, Jeffrey Hubbard, of Pageland; two sisters: Joyce Buchanan of Milford, Mich. and Judy Hubbard of Anderson. Her mother-in-law, Myrtle Stewart of Greenwood and brother-in-law, Dr. Steve Stewart, of Lake Lure, NC.
Services will be at 11 A.M. Saturday at Boulevard Baptist Church by Dr. Johnny McKinney. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The body is at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 North Highway 81, and the family will be at their respective homes. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 until 10:45 A.M. Saturday.
Flowers are omitted. Memorials may be made to Anderson Interfaith Ministries, P. 0. Box 1136, Anderson, SC 29622, or the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P. 0. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309.
Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, in charge of arrangements.
WARE SHOALS — Inez Ricketts Bailey, 89, of 6 E. Summit Drive, widow of Joel C. Bailey, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Mary Elizabeth “Bessie” Ricketts. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Joel D. Bailey, Beaufort, S.C.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Services are 12 noon today at Calvary Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Robert Emory and Buddy Wiles. Burial is in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is following the service.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 5551 Hwy. 252, Ware Shoals, S.C. 29692.
Parker-White Funeral Home is in charge.
Mary Ella Williams Seawright
ABBEVILLE — Mary Ella Williams Seawright, 95, of 375 Hwy 71, Abbeville, SC, widow of Evans Seawright, died November 21, 2004, at Abbeville County Memorial Hospital.
Born in Abbeville, she was a daughter of the late W.E. and Willie Belle Wilson Williams. She was a graduate of Abbeville High School and Greenwood College of Commerce. She was retired from Gleams Human Resource Commission. She was one of the first people hired when the Full-Year Head Start Program was started by what was then the Greenwood-McCormick-Abbeville-Community Action Agency in 1967. She began working as a Teacher’s Aide, and after completing early childhood education course work at Tuskeegee Institute in Alabama and at Lander College, she became a Head Start Teacher.
Mrs. Seawright later served as the Head Start Social Worker for Abbeville and McCormick counties until her retirement in 1981.
She was a member of Abbeville First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Bristow Sunday School Class, the Cheryl Camp WMU and Tweenagers. She was a member of the Bouquet Garden Club, the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Belle S. Bradberry of Abbeville, a son, Joe Seawright of Abbeville, a granddaughter, Sarah JoAnn Bradberry of Greer, two sisters: Sarah W. Agnew and Josephine W. Hinton, both of Greenwood. She was predeceased in death by brothers Eddie and Eros “Doc” Williams, and a sister, Anna W. Strickland.
The family will receive friends 5:00PM to 7:00PM (TONIGHT) Monday, November 22, 2004 at Harris Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at Abbeville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Reiny Koschel officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Abbeville First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 825, Abbeville, SC 29620.
The family is at the home of Joe and Shirley Seawright, 1501 Greenville Street, Abbeville.
GREENWOOD — Patricia Ann Rylee Griffin, 57, of 229 Jenkins Springs Road, wife of Fred Griffin, died Aug. 1, 2001, at her home.
Born in England, she was a daughter of Grace Young Rylee and the late Thomas Rylee. She was a bookkeeper for Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store in Greenwood.
Survivors include her husband of the home; her mother of Fitzgerald, Ga.; a son, Sam Griffin of Greenwood; two daughters, Mrs. Mike (Penny) Humbertson and Peggy Turner, both of Greenwood; a sister, Pam Bateman of Franklin, Tenn.; three brothers, Rick Rylee of Korea, Terri Rylee of Atlanta and David Rylee of Fitzgerald; and four grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2 Friday at Harley Funeral Home by the Rev. Stephen Owens. Burial is in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are Freddie Wideman, John Witt, Roland MacInville, Glen Wideman, Ray Witt and Ralph Reed.
Visitation is from 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.
The family is at the home.
Harley Funeral Home is in charge.
Emma Lou Hubbard
GREENWOOD — Emma Lou Johnson Hubbard, 70, of 103 Belcourt Drive in Belle Meade, died July 31, 2001, at Lexington Medical Center.
Born in Millen, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Ben and Mary Lou Patterson Johnson. She retired as manager of Quality Control and Regulatory Affairs with Capsugel. A member of South Main Street Baptist Church, she was also a member of the Ruby Adams Sunday School Class, the Barbara Moseley Missionary Circle and the Pilot Club.
Survivors include a son, Hal Hubbard of Columbia, and two grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 7 tonight at Blyth Funeral Home by the Revs. Dave Patterson, Richard McWhite and David Corbitt.
Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Lane Family Cemetery, Millen.
Pallbearers are Bob Templeton, Fred Teeter, Hamp Warner, Bubba Culbertson, Randy Dougherty, Sonny Patterson and David Fernandez.
Honorary escorts are members of the Pilot Club, the Ruby Adams Sunday School Class and the Barbara Moseley Missionary Circle and the deacons of South Main Street Baptist Church.
Visitation is from 5:30-7 tonight at Blyth Funeral Home.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to South Main Street Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1093, Greenwood, S.C. 29648 or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, South Carolina Chapter, 1247 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo, S.C. 29063.
Blyth Funeral Home is in charge.
GREENWOOD - W. R. 'Bill' Melstrom, 73, husband of J. A. Melstrom, died July 31, 2001 at his home.
Born in Edison, KS, June 22, 1928, he was a son of the late Edward C. and Ethna Ella Solomon Melstrom. He was a grad-uate of Finley Engineering College in Kansas City, MO where he received a B.S. Degree in Construc-tion Engineering. He was a US Navy Veteran of WW II, and was retired as Director of Cartography and Geographic Information Systems of the US Government Soil and Conservation Services.
Mr. Melstrom was a Registered Auction-eer and a member of the Northern Virginia Board of Realtors. He received his diploma from the National Institute of Real Estate. He was a Commander of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-2 in Omaha and was recognized for many of his contributions. Mr. Melstrom was heavily valued in Boy Scouts and has been recognized many times for his contributions.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where he served as Eucharistic Minister. He received Knight of the Year in 1990 from the Knights of Columbus and was a 4th degree Knight for Council #719. Mr. Melstrom was a member of the American Legion Post #20 where he served as Sergeant of Arms. He was recognized by the Department of Social Services for volunteering to distribute food for the Disabled American Veterans. He visited the sick at homes and hospitals.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are two daughters, Deborah Griffin and Mrs. Tom (Barbara Jean) Yeager; four sons, Roger Melstrom, Mike Melstrom, John Melstrom and Billy Melstrom; nine grand-children.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 10 AM Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Rev. Father Richard Harris officiating.
Pallbearers will be Dan Biron, Kevin Schaffer, James Taylor, Jack Bartanus, Matthew Griffin and Scott Biron.
Honorary escort will be Members of American Legion Post #20 and the Knights of Columbus.
The family will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 6 to 8 Friday evening. There will be a Rosary prayed at 6:30 and a Christian Wake service will begin at 7PM.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Building Fund, 110 E. Laurel Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29649 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646.
Blyth Funeral Home is in charge.
Virginia ‘Dixie’ Winter
FRIPP ISLAND — Virginia “Dixie” Woodcock Winter, 82, wife of William E. Winter, died August 1, 2001, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
Born in Hollidaysburg, Pa., she was a daughter of the late John and Marjorie Sprecher Woodcock. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort, a founding board member of the Boys and Girl’s Club of Beaufort and a former U.S. history teacher at the high school in Aiken. A founder of the Fripp Island Audubon Society, she regularly contributed information about birds to The Trawler, the Fripp Island newspaper.
Survivors include her husband of Fripp Island; two daughters, Elizabeth Crower of Midland, Mich., and Barbara Park of Greenwood; a son, William E. Winter Jr. of Gaffney; a brother, John Woodcock of Altoona, Pa.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 2 Saturday at the Fripp Island Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Fripp Island Community Center, 205 Tarpon Blvd., Fripp Island, S.C. 29920.
Copeland Funeral Home, Beaufort, is in charge.
John Lewis Hall
GREENVILLE — John Lewis Hall, 67, of 7 Vesta Drive, died July 31, 2001.
Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Luther Brownlo Hall and Mattie Liner Hall. He was an Army veteran and retired textile worker, and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include two sisters, Bonnie Marie Scott of Greenville and Opal Hall Miller of Greenwood.
Services will be at 2 Thursday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest, with burial in Coleman Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest, is in charge.
WARE SHOALS — Cynthia Rebecca Hannah, 90, formerly of 5 Lee St., died July 31, 2001, at Wesley Commons, Greenwood.
Born in Abbeville County, she was a daughter of the late George Allen and Cynthia Ella Mundy Hannah. She was a seamstress and a member of Ware Shoals First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Earline Jameson of Charleston and Mary Inez Boiter of Hickory Tavern.
Services will be conducted at 3 Thursday at Parker-White Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Wicker. Burial is in Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Donalds.
Pallbearers are Allen Boiter, Charles Floyd, David Hannah, Bill Jameson, Ford Verdery, Larry Tipper and Tyler Hannah.
Visitation is from 2-3 Thursday at the funeral home.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to Ware Shoals Presbyterian Church.
Parker-White Funeral Home is in charge.
Emma Lou Hubbard
GREENWOOD — Emma Lou Johnson Hubbard, 70, of 103 Bellcourt, died July 31, 2001, at Lexington Medical Center.
Services will be announced by Blyth Funeral Home, which is in charge.
GREENWOOD — James Blocker, 90, of 1306 Bunche Ave., widower of the late Sarah Hattie Goode Blocker, died June 22, 2001 at Self Memorial Hospital.
Born in Greenwood County, he was a son of the late Ed and Eliza Syrkett Blocker. He was retired from Johnson Motors Co. and was a member of Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Epworth, where he was a member of the senior choir, brotherhood and deacon board.
Survivors include two sons, Lee Heywood Blocker of Greenwood, James L. Blocker of Philadelphia; one daughter, Gladys Witt of Greenwood; three brothers, Daniel Blocker of Augusta, Willie C. Blocker of Philadelphia and Jonas Blocker of Tallahassee, Fla.; four sisters, Georgianna Fortune, Elizell Blocker, Ebell Martin – all of Greenwood – and Hazel Tyson of Washington, D.C., seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family is at the home.
Services will be announced by Robinson & Son Mortuary, which is in charge.
McCORMICK — Emily Gene Peerman Bryan, 75, of 213 Southwind Lane, wife of Eddie Brooks Bryan Jr., died June 22, 2001, at her home.
Born in Tampa, Fla., she was a daughter of the late Roy W. and Emily Duncan Peerman. She was a member of the Savannah Lakes Village Women’s Golf Association and Bridge Club and began a support group in Savannah Lakes. She was a member of the Lutheran Church by the Lake.
Survivors include her husband of the home; three sons, Richard D. Stark and Guy D. Stark, both of Marietta, Ga. and Brooks Bryan of Redondo Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Genay B. Rancorn of Seminole, Fla. and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 Monday at the Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Walter Wist. Visitation is from 1:30-2 Monday at the church.
The family is at the home of Eddie Brooks Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the McCormick Lutheran Hospice, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box. 1741, Greenwood, S.C. 29648 or to the Lutheran Church by the Lake, 100 Twelve Oaks Drive, McCormick, S.C. 29835.
Harley Funeral Home, Greenwood, is in charge.