Sarah Lee ‘Sate’ Calhoun
TROY — Miss Sarah Lee “Sate” Calhoun, 77, of 112 McWood Ct, Troy, S.C., died October 21, 2006 at Self Regional Healthcare.
She was born in Abbeville County on April 4, 1929 to the late Mrs. Josie Moore Calhoun and the late Mr. Major Calhoun. She was a member of New China Baptist Church in Troy.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Josephine (Benjamin) Glenn of Mitchellville, Md., Mrs. Sarah Lee (Robert) Klugh of Abbeville, Ms. LaRhonda Renae Calhoun, and Ms. Angela Michelle Calhoun of the home. Two daughters, Mrs. Christine Drennon Morgan and Ms. Leola Drennon, preceded her in death. Also surviving are six sons, Mr. James A. Devlin and Mr. David Calhoun, both of Greenwood, Mr. Thomas (Dianne) Calhoun of McCormick, Mr. Jesse (Janice) Calhoun of Troy, Mr. Jeffery B. Calhoun of the home, and Mr. Sammy L. Drennon of Greenwood; one sister, Frances Tolbert of Greenwood; 21 grandchildren, including three reared in the home, Mr. Samuel (Peggy) Calhoun of Beltsville, Md., Mr. Rodney Drennon of North Augusta, and Mrs. Livia (Edward) Watson of Greenwood; 48 great-grandchildren, including one great-grandchild reared in the home, Ms. Tomiko L. Drennon of Greenwood; and 8 great-great grandchildren.
The family is at the home and funeral arrangements are entrusted to Robinson and Son Mortuary.
Anne Beaudrot Holfeld
GASTONIA, N.C. — Anne Beaudrot Holfeld, 94, died on October 21, 2006 at her residence at 1351 Robinwood Road, Gastonia, North Carolina.
She was born in Abbeville, SC as the daughter of the late Thomas Clayton and Mabel Pratt Beaudrot and grew up in Greenwood, SC. She was the wife of the late Franz Werner Holfeld.
Mrs. Holfeld graduated in 1933 from Lander College in Greenwood, S.C and then came to Gastonia in 1934 with her husband and sister, Mabel, to establish the Carolina Florist and Gift. She was a nationally acclaimed floral designer, often presenting her work at floral workshops and design schools throughout Southeastern United States. She was a member of the NC Retail Florist Association. She was a member First Baptist Church, and more recently, Covenant Baptist Church. She traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. She loved her family and was a beloved wife, mother, “Granny,” sister and aunt.
Memorial services are 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Covenant Baptist Church, Gastonia, NC.
Family Interment at Gastonia Memorial Park. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-Law, Doris and Grayson Kellar of Gastonia; daughter, Joyce Holfeld of Washington, DC.; sister, Mary Amelia Beaudrot Herndon, of Greenwood, SC.; grandchildren: Elizabeth (Lisa) Turner of Clemmons, SC, Franz Kellar of Gastonia, Andrew Kellar of Brentwood, TN; Louis Kellar of Panama City, Panama, and David Kellar of North Africa; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her daughter, Barbara Anne Holfeld; her sister, Mabel B. Dilling; her brother, Charles L. Beaudrot.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is in charge.
SALUDA — Pauline Griffin Mitchell, 78, of 110 E. Wheeler Circle, died Sunday October 22, 2006, at Habersham County Medical Center in Demorest, Ga after an extended illness.
Born in Gastonia, N.C. and a daughter of the late Joe E. and Eula Mae Taylor Griffin, she was the wife of the late William Henry “Bill” Mitchell. Mrs. Mitchell was retired from Monsanto and the Saluda County School District 1 and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Surviving is a son, Randy Lee Mitchell of Saluda, a daughter, Diane M. Holcomb of Baldwin, Ga, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Two sons, Kenneth Walker and Ricky Walker preceded Mrs. Mitchell in death.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at Ramey Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday evening at Ramey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 102 E. Butler Ave., Saluda, SC 29138 or to Good Hope Baptist Church, 1738 Greenwood Highway, Saluda, SC 29138.
ABBEVILLE — Violet Smith, 82, of 201 Hodge St., died Sunday October 22, 2006, at Hospice Care of the Piedmont.
The family is at the home.
Brown and Walker Funeral Home is in charge.
Thelma Isom Herd
CALHOUN FALLS — Thelma Isom Herd was born eighty-five years ago on July 17, 1921, in Calhoun Falls, South Carolina. She entered into her rest on Oct. 21, 2006.
“Teddy”, as she was affectionately called, married Joseph Herd, Sr., and they lived in South Carolina for many years before moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Teddy completed her nursing training in Philadelphia, where she became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Teddy’s husband died suddenly in 1955, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Services for Thelma will be held at Friendly Funeral Home, 629 Seneca Street, Calhoun Falls, at 1 p.m. today.
Teddy leaves, to mourn her passing, her children: Joseph Herd, Jr. (Hazel) of Ninety Six, South Carolina; Marva Jean Johnson of Alexandria, Virginia; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Calhoun Falls, immediately following the service.
The family is at the residence of Joseph and Hazel Herd at 821 Carter Rd., Ninety Six.
Joseph Rapley Jr.
ABBEVILLE — Joseph Rapley Jr., 54, of 105 Pettigrew St., died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006 at his home. The family is at the home of his mother, Mamie R. Pinson, 105 Pettigrew St.
Services will be announced by Brown and Walker Funeral Home.
Charlotte Scott Brannon
GADSDEN, Ala. — Charlotte Scott Brannon, 82, widow of Vertie Citizen Brannon, died Friday, November 3, 2206 after an extended illness.
A native of Plainville, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Carl and Nell Scott. She came to Gadsden in 1946 and married Vertie Citizen Brannon who preceded her in death in 1970. She was a longtime member of Twelfth Street Baptist Church and was a home maker. Also preceding her in death was her sister, Olyra Scott Wilson. Mrs. Brannon will be greatly missed. She always had a kind word for everyone she met, and before failing health, she enjoyed visiting her friends at the Gadsden Mall.
Survivors include her son, Mike (Elaine) Brannon of Southside, Ala.; a granddaughter, Angela (Brad) Bennett of Smithville, Miss.; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Brandon Bennett of Smithville, Miss.; a sister, Joyce McFarland of Ninety Six, S.C.; special neighbors, Norman and Jeanetta Harkness, Matt and Teresa Nortof.
Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Twelfth Street Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Richard Trader.
Burial at Forrest Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Brad Bennett, Max Brannon, Roy Allen Brannon, Bill Hale, Larry Keenum, Dennis McFarland, Scott Wilson and Eddie Whisenant.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Kwan, Dr. Ghafary, CCU and 8th floor nurses and staff at Gadsden Regional Medical Center and Gadsden Health Care staff.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Twelfth Street Baptist Church.
Collier-Butler Funeral is in charge.
ABBEVILLE — Eleanor “Citty” Davis, 74, of 401 Marshall Ave., widow of Andrew Davis, died Sunday Nov. 5, 2006 at her home.
Born in Honea Path, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Wade and Ruth Cain Davis.
She was formerly employed with Abbeville Shirtmakers and ARA Vending Company. She was an active member of New Hope Presbyterian Church and the Adult Sunday School Class.
Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Davis Sorrow and her husband Paul of Avon Lake, Ohio; a son, Andy Davis and his wife Janna of Abbeville; a brother, George Davis and his wife Mary Ann of Belton; 3 sisters, Mildred Moore and her deceased husband Tom of Honea Path, Nancy Johnston and her husband Gary of Honea and Betty Yarborough and her husband Ray of Honea Path; 6 grandchildren, Radd Copeland, Drew Davis, Haley Sorrow, Kasey Sorrow Anderson, Ashley Sorrow and Ryan Davis; 3 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday Nov. 7, 2006 at 2 p.m. from Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Pat Hodge officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
The body is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6-8 Monday evening. The family is at the home, 401 Marshall Ave. Abbeville.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646 or to New Hope Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, 1484 Hwy. 28 By-Pass Abbeville, SC 29620.
The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge.
HODGES — Robert “Goob” Gordon Harrison II, 32, of 411 Lagrone Road, husband of Tonya Lynn Cobb Harrison, died November 3, 2006 at Palmetto Richland Healthcare.
Born in Greenwood, he was the son of Robert “Shorty” and Doris Hughes Harrison. He was self employed as a subcontractor and attended Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of the home; his parents of Greenwood; three sisters, Tammy Hooper of Fayetteville, Ga., Deborah Locke of Waterloo, and Lisa Koo of Nashville, Tenn.; three nieces and three nephews, with one that was loved like a brother, Boeing Koo.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Rick Harrison officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 7-9 p.m.
The family would like to express their gratitude to all friends and family for their love and support over the last year and a half.
The family is at the home.
LOS ANGELES — Robbie Gaston Hill, 67, wife of James Hill, died Tuesday, October 31, 2006 in Los Angeles.
Born in Edgefield S.C., she was the daughter of Eva Mae Gaston and the late Frank Gaston Sr.
Survivors include her mother of Greenwood; her husband of Los Angeles; two daughters, Sharon Ash and Jamie Hill, both of Los Angeles; two grandchildren; five brothers, William Gaston of McCormick, Frank Jr., Edward, Albert, and Walter Gaston, all of Greenwood; five sisters, Wanda Morton of McCormick, Elizabeth Carter of Greenwood, Dorothy Price, Gloria Harris, and Clara Carter, all of Maryland.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Harrison & Ross Memorial Chapel, Los Angeles.
Announcement courtesy of Robinson & Son Mortuary, Inc.
Willie Mae Padget
SALUDA — Willie Mae Butler Padget, 86, of 303 Pine Grove Road, died Friday, November 3, 2006 at Self Regional Healthcare.
Born in Saluda County and a daughter of the late William and Rosa Lee Rambo Butler, she was the wife of Morris Faircloth. She was first married to the late Woodrow Watson Padget. Mrs. Padget was a retired textile employee and was a member of Emory United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband; a son, John Padget of Saluda; two brothers, Ben Butler of Bamberg and Jimmy Butler of Greenwood; a sister, Bobbie Herlong of Saluda; two grandchildren, Jessica Salters Smith and Bert Padget; a great-grandchild, Colby Smith.
Mrs. Padget was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Jean Salters; two sisters, Lee Butler Padgett and Ellen Matthews; two brothers, Herman Butler and Grover Butler.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Emory United Methodist Church with Rev. Joyce Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday evening at Ramey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Emory United Methodist Church, c/o 3139 Spann Rd., Leesville, SC 29070.
Calvin Lamont Parker
Calvin Lamont Parker, 30, of 112 Leonard St., died November 2, 2006 at his home.
Born in Greenwood County, April 25, 1976, he was a son of Horace Watson and Dorothy Mae Parker.
Survivors include his mother and father of Greenwood; three sons, Dalvin Marquis Parker, Jakerius Lamont Parker and Caltravious Lamonte Parker, all of Greenwood; a daughter, TyQuisha Hurley of Greenwood; three brothers, Tommy Parker, Brandon Parker and Horace White, all of Greenwood.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home with the Rev. Hosie Byrd officiating. Burial is in Evening Star Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jimmy Elmore, Calvin Tolbert, Jermaine Payne, Melvin Brooks, Ed Edwards, and Eric Terry.
Flower bearers are Catherine Carroll, Roshonda Morgan, Stella Carter, Nichole Reid, KeKe Arnold, Gail Thomas, and Dee Hackett.
The family is at the home of his mother, 121 Williams St.
Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home is assisting the Parker family.
McCORMICK — William Marshall “Billy” Creswell, Jr., 74, resident of 302 Virginia Street, died Nov. 14, 2006 at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood.
Born in McCormick County, Dec. 30, 1931, he was a son of the late W. Marshall and Parrie Watkins Creswell. He was a graduate of Lander College.
Billy was active in his father’s business, W.M. Creswell Garage and formerly worked in real estate. He also served as Clerk of Court of McCormick County and was retired after 33 years of service from the S.C. National Guard.
A member of Pressly Memorial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, he was an Elder and former Deacon of the church. Being an avid bridge player, he was a member of Savannah Lakes Wednesday Night Bridge Club and the Thursday Night Bridge Club.
Surviving are three brothers, George N. and wife, Betty Lou Creswell of Greenville, S. Reid and wife, Donna Creswell of Callison and Patrick W. Creswell of McCormick; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday at Pressly Memorial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with Rev. Eldredge Kelley officiating.
Burial will be in the McCormick City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Creswell, Richard Creswell, Reid M. Creswell, Thomas Martin, Todd Wall, William Crowell, Brad Kay and John Hofman.
The family is at the home on Virginia Street and will receive friends at the church from 3 to 4 Friday afternoon. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home in Greenwood and will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be made to McCormick County Senior Center, PO Box 684, McCormick, SC 29835 or to Pressly Memorial ARP Church, c/o Wilma Flanagan, 213 Holiday, McCormick SC 29835.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Creswell family.
Al Anthony Kennedy
Al Anthony (Chill) Kennedy, 38, of 100 Kennedy Lane, Calhoun Falls, SC, died Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood, SC.
Born in Abbeville County, he was a son of Albert and Dora Kennedy of Calhoun Falls, SC. He was a 1988 graduate of Calhoun Falls High School and 2003 graduate of Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. He coached Little League Baseball, Basketball and Football for the Calhoun Falls Recreation Department for five years.
He is survived by two daughters, Raven Rouse and Alisa Kennedy of Calhoun Falls, one son Al Anthony Kennedy, Jr. of Calhoun Falls; two sisters, Theresa Watt of Abbeville and Jacqueline Thomas of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers, Alfred Kennedy of Greenwood, SC and Cornelius Kennedy of Calhoun Falls.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2006 at Springfield Baptist Church, Calhoun Falls, SC with Rev. Johnnie Waller, officiating.
The body will be placed in church at 12 noon. Entombment will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Abbeville, SC. Public viewing will be Thursday, November 16, 2006 from 1 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Abbeville & White Mortuary, Inc. The family is at the home.
Abbeville & White Mortuary, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Moses M. Marshall
Moses Marquette Marshall, 21, of 217 Marion Ave., died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at his home. The family is at the home.
Robinson & Son Mortuary Inc. is in charge.
Mildred Warren Owen
COLUMBIA — Funeral service for Mildred Warren Owen, 93, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Greenwood, S.C., at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Lowman Home. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Owen, wife of the late Broadus Epting Owen, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006. Born in Abbeville, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Joel Warren, Sr. and Lyla McCurry Warren. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed cooking and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church, Hopkins, S.C.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Connie O. and Bland Mellette, Jr. of Irmo; grandchildren, Bland Mellette, III of Charleston, S.C., Catherine Mellette of Detroit, Mich., and Nancy M. Clauss of Manhattan, Kansas; and great-grandchildren, Katerina Mellette and Rebecca Clause.
Rose Miller Paysinger, 83, of 104 Appaloosa Lane, widow of Joe Wilbur Paysinger, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Aiken County, she was a daughter of the late George Croft Miller and Lois Gardner Miller Holman. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Rehoboth United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Holstein Gunter.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Paul Edward (Josephine) Horne, Jr. of Greenwood and two grandchildren, Paul Edward Horne, III and Amanda Horne McPhail.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Kinard United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Tucker officiating.
The family will receive friends at Harley Funeral Home on Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The family is at the home.
Lewis Troy Ferguson, 89, of 412 Sagewood Road, husband of Rubye Treadway Ferguson, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, at his home.
Services will be announced by Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
SPARTANBURG — Sara Louise Templeton Foy, 100, formerly of 407 Clairmont Drive, Greenwood, widow of Horace H. Foy, died Dec. 10, 2006, in Spartanburg.
Born in Laurens County, Dec. 2, 1906, she was a daughter of the late Lucius L. and Ellen Stewart Templeton. She was a 1928 graduate of Erskine College and formerly taught in the public schools of Anderson and Spartanburg. She was later employed by World Book Encyclopedia Company as a salesperson and retired from the company as district manager. A member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood, she was also a member of the Women of the Church and the Ladies Bible Study Group.
Being the last member of her immediate family, Ms. Foy is survived by a son, Barry and wife, Connie Foy of Spartanburg; a grandson, Britton T. and wife, Whitney Foy; a great-granddaughter; a niece and nephew.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Owings Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Gray Court with Right Reverend Timothy Farmer officiating.
The body is at Blyth Funeral Home in Greenwood where the family will receive friends from 6-7:30 Monday evening.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Owings Presbyterian Church or to the charity of one’s choice.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Foy family.
Truman C. Henderson
WARE SHOALS — Truman Carvest Henderson, 77, of 12352 Hwy. 25 Business, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, at Anna Marie Nursing Center in N. Augusta.
He was born in Greenwood County, a son of the late Joseph Otto and Willie Anne Qualls Henderson. Mr. Henderson served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, was retired from G.E., Laurens Plant and was a member or Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of fifty-seven years, Martha Pitts Henderson of the home; a daughter, Diane H. Fleming, Ware Shoals; four brothers, James “Jim” Henderson, Davenport, Fla., Mark Henderson and Dennis Henderson both of Ware Shoals and Gerald Henderson, Greenville; three sisters, Ruth Weathers, Ware Shoals, Frances Knight, Princeton and Audrey Griffin, Taylors; a grandson, Alexander Fleming.
Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Parker-White Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Emory and Rev. Bruce Ostrom officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
The family is at 12334 Hwy.25 Business and will receive friends Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. at Parker-White Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to American Diabetic Assn, P.O.Box 2680, N. Canton, Ohio, 44720.
Helen Juanita “Nita” Wilson Linnenkohl, 77, of 400 Highway 221, widow of Clyde Estes Linnenkohl, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at Self Regional Medical Center.
Services will be announced by Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Willie H. Lomax
ABBEVILLE — Willie H. Lomax, 84, widower of Carrie Smith Lomax, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home.
The family is at the home of a brother, Charles S. Lomax, 163 Old Hodges Road.
Services will be announced by Brown and Walker Funeral Home.
Edna W. Martin
Edna W. Martin, 96, passed way Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 at the Hospice of the Piedmont in Greenwood.
She is the loving wife of the late Willy Martin. Edna is survived by many of her children, eight daughters, Dorothy Pierson and husband Robert of Mays Landing, NJ, Edna Louise Gregory and husband Herbert of Plainsfield, NJ, Mary Hearst and husband James of Bradley, Betty Leverette and husband William of McCormick, Shirley Young and husband Howard of Columbia, Linda Jones and Patsy Robinson of Greenwood and Darlene Burton of Plainsfield, NJ; one son, Randy Martin of Salisbury, NC. She was also survived by a niece, Gladys Brown, who was raised in the home; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Claude Martin. Edna is the last surviving member of the immediate family.
The family will be receiving friends at the home of Linda, Betty and Mary on Friday, Dec. 15th from 5-9p.m. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 16th at 1p.m. at Greenwood Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The Cremation Society of South Carolina is serving the Martin family.
Lee McKenzie Brazell, 74, of Pine Ridge Apartments, widower of Mary Frances Gentry Brazell, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Ross McKenzie and Mary Ellen Campbell Brazell. He was a retired truck driver and was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He attended Calvary Holiness Tabernacle, where he was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class.
He was preceded in death by his son, Lee McKenzie Brazell, Jr. and a brother, Charles A. Brazel.
Surviving are three daughters, Deanie Guard of La Holra, CA, Janet Purchase of Las Vegas, NV and Connie Couch of Bullhead, AZ; five stepdaughters, Jerri Fulmer Gaskin of Lakeland, FL, Lisa Dodgen Arnold, Anita Dodgen Kneece, Melissa Clary Yates and Melanie Clary Norton, all of Greenwood; a stepson, John Charles Fulmer of Easley; five sisters, Joyce Bradberry of Ninety Six, Ruby Smith of Leesville, Geraldine Amaker of Orangeburg, Lois Shore of Charleston and Louise Blalock of Delaware; a half sister, Cindy Adams of West Columbia; two brothers, David Brazell of Pelion and Steve Vanadore of Columbia; a half brother, Ross McKenzie Brazell, Jr. of Kershaw; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carles Fincannon officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Brazel, Tommy Brazel, Jeff Smith, Chris Burgess, Tim Bradberry, Keith Bradberry and Christopher Pearson.
Honorary escort will be the members of the Adult Sunday School Class of Calvary Holiness Tabernacle.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2-3:30 p.m.
The family is at the home of his sister-in-law, Betty Brazel, 2331 Fruit Hill Road, Ninety Six.
Linda Faye Gaines
ANDERSON — Linda Faye Burton Gaines, 65, of 118 Glenaire Road, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 at An Med Health Medical Center in Anderson. She was born in Abbeville County, a daughter of the late Warren Manson and Martha Elizabeth Temples Burton She was retired from Monsanto and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Gerald Russell Gaines, McCormick, a sister, Lura Mae Fisher, Honea Path, a brother, James Burton, Hodges, beloved friend, Melvin Owens, loving nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, 2 p.m. at Parker-White Funeral Home with Rev. Alton Midgett officiating.
Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
The family will be at the home of Lura Fisher, 304 Samuel Road, Honea Path and will receive friends Saturday, 6-8 p.m. at Parker-White Funeral Home.
Johnnie Mae McGrier Simmons
ABBEVILLE — Johnnie Mae McGrier Simmons, 63, of 133 Moore Street, Abbeville, SC, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006 at her home.
Born in Abbeville County, she was the daughter of the late Odell and Collie Mae Hall McGrier. She was a former employee of Mohawk Industries in Calhoun Falls, SC. She was a member of Glover A.M.E. Church in Calhoun Falls, SC.
Survivors include one daughter, Etoi Simmons of Columbia, SC; three sons, Tony Simmons of Abbeville, SC, Reginald Simmons and Charles Simmons of Anderson, SC; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Georgia Marie Bell and Azalee Cowan of Abbeville, SC, Barbara Reid and Christine Turner of Calhoun Falls, SC; and one brother, Clarence Tucker of Abbeville, SC.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Abbeville, SC, with Rev. Larry Merrill officiating and Rev. Johnnie Waller assisting.
The family is at the home.
Abbeville & White Mortuary, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Robert James Williams
Robert James Williams, 68, husband of Georgia Mae Rapley Williams, of 1515 S. Main Street, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 at Self Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Callison, SC, the son of Isabelle Williams and the late Thomas Caroline Williams.
He was a member of Flint Hill Missionary Baptist Church and was vice president of the R and W Gospel Chorus of the church. He was a member of the Greenwood Chapter of the Confederation of the Blind, a former member of the Masonic Lodge Pride No. 411.
Surviving besides his wife of the home and his mother of Callison, SC, a daughter, Connie Phedocia Williams of Greenwood; three brothers, Thomas Williams of Greenwood, L.D. Williams of McCormick, SC, and Charles Williams of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three sisters, Marjarie Grey of Hodges, SC, Betty Beaty of Greenwood and Jeanette Price of Callison, SC; three grandchildren, Zac-Chaeus, Connocia and Heaven Griffin, all of Greenwood.
Services will be conducted on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Flint Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. John R. Brightharp officiating, Rev. Shirley Kinard presiding, assisted by Rev. Guy Ross, Minister D. Higgins and Minister Dorenda Sprowl. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Flower bearers will be nieces, and pallbearers will be nephews.
The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
The family is at the home and is being assisted by Parks Funeral Home.