D. Nuree Holcombe
FLORENCE — Dorothy Nuree Manning Holcombe, 77, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, in a local hospital after an illness.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Abbeville, SC, directed by Waters-Powell Funeral Home of Florence. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Waters-Powell Funeral Home and from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Calhoun Falls Funeral Home in Calhoun Falls, SC.
She was born in Abbeville, SC, a daughter of the late Elbert James and Selma Hilley Manning. Formerly of Calhoun Falls, SC, she was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She moved to Florence in 2004 and was a member of Unity Baptist Church.
Mrs. Holcombe was the widow of R.D. Holcombe.
Survivors include her son, Robert James (Cindy) Holcombe of Florence; and two grandchildren, Anna Holcombe and Avery Holcombe.
Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church, 201 Marion St., Calhoun Falls, SC 29628; or to Unity Baptist Church, 2990 Pamplico Highway, Florence, SC 29505.
James David Martin
ABBEVILLE — James David Martin, 65, of 73 Kristel Drive, husband of Shell Lee Smith Martin, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Abbeville Area Medical Center.
The family is at the home.
Brown and Walker Funeral Home is in charge.
PITTSBURGH — Mr. Eugene Sanders, 81, widower of Sally B. Sanders, died Feb. 12, 2007 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born in Ware Shoals, SC, he was the son of the late Jessie and Magnolia Sanders. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII and a member of Golden Star Masonic Lodge No. 43 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was a retiree of The Port Authority of Allegheny Co. in Pittsburgh. Surviving is a daughter, Frances V. Lee of Anderson, SC; a son, Eddie Sanders of Pittsburgh; a sister, Marie Shell of Ware Shoals; a brother, Earl Sanders of Florida; 5 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren. Services are Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007 in the chapel of Parks Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Burial is Dunn Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Ware Shoals. Officiating minister is Rev. Tommy L. Stanford, assisted by Rev. Boozer and Rev. Sylvester Grant. Pallbearers are Henry Shell, Robert Shell, Dennis McGrier, Darryl McGrier, Eddie Sanders and Troy Butler. Floral bearers are Nekimba Bryant, Gevara Anty, Alice Rich, Carmel Burns, Porshia Anty and Kelisha Jones. Viewing is Saturday from 1-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Parks Funeral home is in charge of arrangements and service.
NINETY SIX — Clyde Phillip Skidmore Jr., 50, of 205 Frazier Road, husband of Reda Butler Skidmore, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Self Regional Medical Center.
The family is at the home of his mother, Betty Skidmore, 108 Lowell Street.
Services will be announced by Harley Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenwood.
Mary Jane Morrah Sutherland
McCORMICK — Mary Jane Morrah Sutherland, 88, of Bold Branch area, McCormick, widow of James Napier Sutherland, died Feb. 15, 2007.
Born July 5, 1918 in Willington, SC, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Sue Lou Clinkscales Morrah. She was a homemaker and member of Willington Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca S. and husband, Harold, McConnell of McCormick, SC; granddaughter, Missy McConnell Wines and husband, Tim Wines of McCormick; a great-grandchild, Timothy Graham Wines; 2 brothers, Thomas and David Morrah of McCormick; a sister, Rebecca Morrah Brock of McCormick; 5 nieces and nephews; a number of great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother John W. Morrah Jr.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at Bethia Cemetery, Highway 28 North, Abbeville, with the Rev. Lee Kennerly officiating. Pallbearers are David Morrah Jr., Tommy Morrah, John Morrah III, Elvin Quarles, David Morrah III, Johnny Brinkley. Visitation is 7-8 p.m. Feb. 17 at Strom Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of S.C., 103 W. Pickens St., Abbeville, SC 29620.
Strom Funeral Home is in charge.
Otis Lee Turman
McCORMICK — Mr. Otis Lee Turman died at the home of a sister in Willington, South Carolina, on Feb. 14, 2007. He was born on Jan. 7, 1948, a son of the late Albert and Carrie Speed Turman. He was a resident of Stratford, CT, for twenty years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Stratford. He was a graduate of J.S. Wright High School in Abbeville and attended Housatonic Community College in Connecticut, where he studied accounting. He was a Vietnam War Veteran and received the Bronze Star.
Survivors are two daughters, Kara Melissa Turman and Jessica L. Turman; ten sisters, Annie Lou Cruther, Daisy McCier, Catherine Cade, Bessie Cade (Charlie), Drucilla Thomas (Harry, Jr.), Shirley Cannady, Charlene Anderson (John), Louise Brown (Johnnie), Ora Lee Pratt (P.J.) and Geneva Madison (Jack); two brothers, Lewis Turman (Mary Lee) and Melvin Turman (Deloris); nieces, nephews and a special friend, Penny Biccum. Services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at Little Mill Baptist Church, with the pastor, Rev. Paul Saunders, officiating. Interment is in the church cemetery. Walker Funeral Home, directors.
Clyde Wiggleton, 66, husband of Lois Wiggleton, of 110 Anderson St., Greenwood, SC, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007 at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare.
Born in Plum Branch, SC, he was the son of the late Herbert and Julia Mae Wells Wiggleton.
He was employed by Lloyd Roofing Co. for more than 30 years. He was a loyal and dedicated official of Pine Grove A.M.E. Church in Plum Branch, SC, and will be dearly missed.
A son Richard Freeman preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of the home; three sons, Donnie (Rose) Freeman of Hodges, SC, Willie H. (Barbara) Freeman of Greenwood, SC, and Bernard Freeman of Rock Hill, SC; one sister, Rosa Cade of Greenwood, SC; one brother, Charles Wiggleton of Augusta, GA; one daughter-in-law, Rosa Marie Anderson of Greenwood, SC; former daughter-in-law, Dorothy Freeman; and numerous family and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove AME Church in Plum Branch, SC, with Rev. W.O. Vance, pastor and officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be nephews, and flower bearers will be nieces.
The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.
The family is at the home and will receive friends at Parks Funeral Home Sunday, 6-8 p.m.
Parks Funeral is in charge of the service.
Nellie Stallworth Arnold, 92, of 120 Woodcrest, widow of Richmond M. “Rip” Arnold, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at Hospice House.
Services will be announced by Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Kevin Ellis Cathey
WEST COLUMBIA — Services for Kevin Ellis Cathey, 33, will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 at Saluda River Baptist Church, officiating will be Rev. Tommy Spotts and assisting will be Rev. Dr. Phil McMinn. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Greenwood, S.C. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at Saluda River Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Kevin Cathey Children’s Scholarship Fund, c/o Saluda River Baptist Church, 3459 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169.
Kevin passed away on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, after a sudden unexpected illness. Born in Johnson City, Tenn., he was the son of John Ellis Cathey Jr. and Bernice Addis Cathey. A graduate of Greenwood High School and Lander University, he earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration and was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Kevin has been an area resident since 2001, formerly of Greenwood. He was a faithful deacon and member of Saluda River Baptist Church, where he was active in youth ministry. He was the manager of Extended Stay Deluxe Hotels. Kevin was a member of numerous community based programs. and was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and grandson. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Surviving in addition to his parents, John and Bernice Cathey of Greenwood are his wife, Kelly Blackwell Cathey of West Columbia; daughter, Katelyn Elizabeth Cathey of West Columbia; son, Jacob Ellis Cathey of West Columbia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janna and Tom Vaughan of Piedmont; Pennie and Ernie Peagler of Lexington; grandmother, Kate Cathey of Mt. City, Ga.; two nephews, John Thomas and Zachary Peagler, a niece, London Peagler.
The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the ICU of Lexington Medical Center.
WARE SHOALS — Teresa Louise Lagrone Eaves, 45, of 894 Buddy Knight Road, wife of Roy Scott Eaves, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at her home.
Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of Robert Walter “Bob” Lagrone and the late Vivian Ann Reid Lagrone. She was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church and was a graduate of Greenwood High School, Class of 1979. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mary Pinckney Outz Chapter #1, Greenwood.
Surviving are her husband of the home; her father, Robert Lagrone and step-mother, Betty Lagrone of Ware Shoals, two sons, Roy Allen Eaves and James Edward Eaves, both of the home; a brother, James Lamar Lagrone of Mauldin.
Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with Rev. Dan Lewis officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parker-White Funeral Home. The family is at the home of her father, Robert “Bob” Lagrone, 802 Buddy Knight Road, Ware Shoals.
SALUDA — Bernard Gilliam, 49, died Feb. 16, 2007, at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Edgefield County, he was the son of the late Henry and Lizzie Howzell Gilliam. He was a member of Willow Spring Baptist Church and a retired employee of International Paper Board.
He is survived by his wife, Mae Emma Gilliam of Saluda; a son, Bernard Gilliam Jr. of Saluda; daughters, Laytoya Kinard of Johnston, Tarsha Hartley, Tracee Abney and Crystal Gilliam, all of Saluda; a brother, James Coats of Edgefield; sisters, Carrie Brown of Augusta, Ida Mae Clark and Elizabeth Gilliam, both of Saluda; four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Willow Spring Baptist Church conducted by the Pastor Reverend Anthony Gordon. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Butler & Sons Funeral Home is in charge.
McCORMICK — James Bouknight “Jack” Henderson, 76, resident of Savannah Heights Living Center, died Feb. 17, 2007, at Self Regional Medical Center, Greenwood.
Born in Newberry County, July 12, 1930, he was a son of the late James W. and Katie Mae Bouknight Henderson. Mr. Henderson was a member of McCormick United Methodist Church, Woodman of the World and was also an avid fisherman, bicyclist and hunter.
Surviving are a sister, Mary H. Parnell of McCormick and a niece, Edith P. Davis of Greenwood.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McCormick United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry M. James officiating. Burial will be in McCormick City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be George Eleazer, Homer Eleazer, Bobby Eleazer, Mike Bouknight, Wesley Lindley, Jasper Rush Jr. and Tommy Lindley. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood and will be placed in the church at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.
The family is at the home of his sister, Mary Parnell, 1076 Highway 10, McCormick and will receive friends from 6-8 Monday evening in the social hall of the McCormick United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to McCormick United Methodist Church, PO Box 267, McCormick, SC 29835.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Greenwood, is assisting the Henderson family.
Judith Mueller “Judy” Marino, 65, resident of 118 Heritage West Court, wife of Victor “Vic” Marino, passed away Feb. 16, 2007, at the Carolinas Medical Center, Sanger Clinic, Charlotte, N.C.
Judy graduated from St. Mary’s of the Woods College in Indiana and was a long time resident of Greenwood, where she had been a real estate agent in the area for nearly 25 years. She was the current president for the Catholic Women’s Club of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She was a member of Sertoma and served on numerous fundraising committees associated with the Greenwood Real Estate Association.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Vic Marino, for 44 years are five children, Dr. John (Evie) Marino of Pawley’s Island, S.C., Elizabeth (Mark) Boltz of Salisbury, N.C., Kimberly (Phil) Pacheco of Tampa, Fla., Don (fiancé Rebecca Bartless) Marino of Greenwood, and Joseph Marino of Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Alex, Samantha, and Emme Pacheco; Jake Boltz; Jack, Ellyn, and Molly Marino. As well, she leaves brothers and sisters, Michael (Mary) Mueller of Richmond, Va., Linda (Tom) Duff of Nashua, N.H., Heidi (David) Brown of Baltimore, Md., Don (Holly) Mueller of McKinney, Texas, Nina (Jake) Mangan of Westford, Mass.; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her beloved mother-in-law, Mary Marino, made her home with Judy and Vic for years.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Betty Mueller of Lexington, Mass.; her father-in-law, John Marino of Beloit, Wis.; her parental grandparents, Howard and Nina Mueller; maternal grandparents, Charlie and Dorothy Dean.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father Timothy Tebalt officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 Tuesday evening at Blyth Funeral Home. A rosary service will be at 7 Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216 or to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Family Life Center, 915 Mathis Road, Greenwood, SC 29649 in Judy’s honor.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Marino family.
James David ‘Bo’ Martin
ABBEVILLE — James David Martin, 65, of 73 Kristel Drive, husband of Shell Lee Smith Martin, died Feb. 16, 2007, at Abbeville County Area Medical Center.
He was born in McCormick County and was the son of the late Lillian and Millie Martin. He was a retired employee of the city of White Plains, New York, a member of St. Mary Masonic Lodge #161, Glover Chapel Baptist Church and the Black Cat Motorcycle Club.
Surviving are his wife of the home; a son, Patrick Martin of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; two stepsons, Gary Hall and Melvin Williams Hall; sisters, Alice Sparrow of Durham, N.C., Pauline Martin of Abbeville, Sarah Horne and Easter Mae Cannon, both of Greenwood, Margaret Harrison of Orangeburg; brothers, Walter Martin of Abbeville, Thomas Martin of Greenville and George Martin of Central; two granddaughters.
Services will be Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Glovers Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. M.L. Taylor officiating. The Revs. Johnny Waller, Lucious Waller, Ernest Cannon and Bro. L.V. White will assist.
Pallbearers will be members of Masonic Lodge #161 and Motorcycle Club members. Flower bearers will be Wanda McAdams, Judy Martin, Toya Brownlee, Eldora Foster, Hilda Howland and friends of the family. Burial will be in St. Goodwill Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home, 73 Kristel Drive.
Brown and Walker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ellis ‘Butch’ Payton
PLUM BRANCH — Ellis Leroy “Butch” Payton, 49, husband of Sharon Reid Payton, died Feb. 16, 2007, at his home in Plum Branch.
He was a member of Pine Grove A.M.E. Church and served on the Trustee Board and the Heavenly Voices Choir. He was a graduate of McCormick High School and was a concrete finisher.
Survivors are his wife of the home; two sons, Eldrick Payton and D’ionte Brown, both of Plum Branch; a daughter, Ms. Jaleesa Holloway of Greenwood; step-father, Willie Gary Jr. of Plum Branch; seven sisters, Ms. Jacqueline Williams and Ms. Dara Harrison of McCormick, Ms. Julia Ann Parks, Ms. Sandra Blocker and Ms. Ina Young, all of Plum Branch, Ms. Taffie Blair of Columbia and Ms. Sherry Dennis of Greenville; three brothers, Calvin Payton of Union, Chuckie Payton and William Gary of Plum Branch.
Services will be noon Wednesday at Pine Grove with the Pastor Rev. W.O. Vance officiating. Interment in church cemetery.
The family is at the home of Mrs. Julia Ann Parks on Pine Grove Road, Plum Branch.
Walker Funeral Home is in charge.
NEWBERRY — Mollie Lee Evans Taylor, 88, resident of Wesley Commons in Greenwood, and former resident of 2136 Mower St., Newberry, widow of Carl J. Taylor, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007.
Born in Newberry, October 8, 1918, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Agnes Dickert Evans. She was a graduate of Newberry High School, worked many years in the Newberry Cotton Mills and later retired from Louis Rich.
A member of Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church, she was also a member of the Adult Sunday School Class as well as the Edith Fulmer Circle. Singing in the church choir was a special joy to her. At her church, she was lovingly known as ‘the kissing lady’.
Survivors include one brother, Herman O. Evans of Cheraw and a sister, Ollie Mae Johnson of Zephryill Hills, Fla. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Judy Swygert Kelley of Greenwood, Nita Swygert Gilmer of Abbeville, James E. Evans Jr. of Greenville, Terri E. Abercrombie, Aggie E. Norris, and Jan E. Tinsley, all of Fountain Inn, Susan E. Johnson of Oak Island, N.C., Pamela E. Page of Gray, Tenn., Risa Taylor Cromer and Mickey Werts of Newberry, and Sammy Taylor of Prosperity. Well loved by ‘Aunt Mollie’ are her 15 great nieces and nephews and 18 great-great nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Taylor was predeceased by two brothers, Olin E. Evans of Fountain Inn, and James E. Evans Sr. of Greenville and a sister, Margaret Swygert of Greenwood, as well as a niece, Cheryl Velez of Fountain Inn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whitaker Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. James F. Kelley and Rev. Robert Kasting officiating. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.
The body is at Whitaker Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12-1:30 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service in the chapel.
Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, Inc. 408 W. Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646.
Pallbearers will be Ray Abercrombie, Mike Cromer, James Evans, Roy Johnson, Terry Norris, Johnny Page, Sammy Taylor and Duane Tinsley.
Honorary escorts will be the Adult Sunday School Class and Edith Fulmer and Myrtle Derrick Circles of Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church, Adella Summer, Harriett Burnett, Martha Young, Margaret Sligh, Lloyd Layman, Roy Stutts, H. C. and Ritha Smith, Roselyn Underwood, John and Jackie Kesler, George and Dot Way, Gene and Helen Gillam, Troy and Johnette Bowers, Jack and Lois Taylor.
Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College Street, Newberry is assisting the family.
Wynonia Williams, wife of Easby Williams, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at Hospice Care of the Piedmont.
The family is at the home of a sister, Corrie Chiles, Oaks Apartments, McCormick.
Services will be announced by Walker Funeral Home.
Janie Lee Bass
SALUDA — Janie Lee Bennett Bass, 60, of 520 Pencreek Road, widow of Charles Bass, died Feb. 21, 2007, at University Hospital, Augusta, Ga.
Born in Saluda County, she was the daughter of the late John and Annie Lee Bates Bennett. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a graduate of Riverside High School and Shaw College, Detroit. She was a retired U.S. Postal worker.
She is survived by a son, Thomas M. Bass of Detroit; two daughters, Kimberly Bass of Saluda and Pamela Bass of Indiana; three brothers, Samuel Bates and David L. Bennett, both of Saluda and John A. Bennett of Batesburg; seven sisters, Susie M. Williams of Johnston, Annie Louise Bennett of Conyers, Ga., Roberta Bellow of Homer, La., Diane Green of Atlanta, Ga., Ethel Shine of Detroit, Gloria Lott of Saluda and Geraldine Spencer of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The family is at the home.
Butler & Sons Funeral Home is in charge.
Lula Louise Little Bosserman, 91 of Wesley Commons, formerly of 513 West Cambridge Ave., wife of William K. Bosserman, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at Wesley Commons.
Born in Monongah, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Lawrence D. and Anna Snyder Little. Mrs. Bosserman was retired from Cook Hospital in W.Va., as a registered nurse. She was also a former officer of the Eastern Star, Labelle Chapter # 414 Stevbenville, Ohio and a member of First Baptist Church of Fairmont, W.Va.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Dortha Martin and Betty Jean Sampson and five brothers, Lawrence Little Jr., Lakin Little, Hayward Little, Jack Little and Carroll Little.
Surviving in addition to her husband of 72 years, is a brother, Charles William Little of Fairmont, W.Va; one niece and one nephew.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with the Reverend Ray Massey officiating.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Fairmont, W.Va., 901 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont, W.Va. 26554.
Harley Funeral Home & Crematory are in charge of arrangements.
Sybil E. Lyon
PLUM BRANCH — Sybil E. Lyon, of Plum Branch, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007.
Services will be announced by Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.
William E. Barmore
DONALDS — William Edward Barmore, 85, husband of Nan Louise Holliday Barmore, of 7930 Highway 184 East, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, at his home.
Born in Donalds, he was the son of the late Robert Larkin “R.L.” and Byrd Booker Barmore. He attended the local schools and Clemson College (University), Class of 1942, from which he was drafted into the United States Armed Forces of World War II and was in Rome the day it fell to the allies.
Mr. Barmore was appointed state director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS), United States Department of Agriculture. In his following appointment five years prior to retirement, he went to Washington, D.C., as Southeastern Area Director of ASCS, which encompassed eleven states and Puerto Rico. In 1978, Governor James B. Edwards awarded him The Order of The Palmetto.
He was a member of Donalds United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife of sixty four and one half years, he is survived by two daughters, Ann Barmore of Donalds, and Judy Barmore Collins and husband James M. Collins of Donalds, two granddaughters, Lori Collins Cheshire and husband Jason M. Cheshire of Greenville, and Christine Collins of Greenville.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at Donalds United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Jones Brewer, including eulogies by Eugene Bailey of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Christine Collins. Burial will follow in Donalds Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30-3 prior to the service on Tuesday. The family will be at the home.
The family suggests that memorials be made to Donalds United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Eula Kennedy, PO Box 25, Donalds, SC 29638 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Street, Greenwood, SC 29646. Pruitt Funeral Home, Honea Path, in charge of arrangements.
LAURENS — Donald Luther “Donny” Bryant Sr., 61, of Laurens, formerly of Greenwood, husband of Patricia Kuykendall Bryant went home to be with his Lord Sunday, March 4, 2007, at NHC in Laurens.
Born in Greenwood May 4, 1945, he was one of seven children of Luther Jesse and Ottie Southerland Bryant. Retired from Solutia with over 30 years of service, he was a member of Parkland Baptist Church where he formerly taught the Young Adult Sunday School Class for many years.
Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Don Bryant and his wife Christa of Greenwood and children by marriage, Donna Dickenson of Ashboro, N.C., Angela Sasser of Troy, N.C., Robert A. Sprouse III of Star, N.C and Gretchen Lawter of Greenwood; sixteen grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one sister, Evelena Parham of Ladson, S.C.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Blyth Funeral Home with Reverend Joey Boggs and Reverend Joe Black officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Kip Goldman, James Meece, Barry Morrow, Brent Stewart, John Barrett and Ralph Barrett.
The family is at the home of his sister-in-law, Gwen Neal and her husband Wade, 634 Fair Ground Road, Laurens and will receive friends Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Bryant family.
Juanita H. Lewis
Bessie Juanita H. Lewis, 93, of 206 Grange Road, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Self Regional Healthcare.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2007, at Hebron Southern Methodist Church in Livingston, S.C., with Rev. Louis Mims officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, James Steverson, Tony Steverson, Mark Hayden, Courtney Furman, Trip Cormeny, Wyatt Thompson, Brandon Strickland, and Stuart Rainwater.
Mrs. Lewis was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, a daughter of the late Will and Bessie Collins Hutto. She was a member of Dorchester-Waylyn Baptist Church in Charleston Heights, South Carolina.
Her professional career was in bookkeeping and accounting.
Survivors include her children, Bobby and Shirley Steverson of Moncks Corner; Paul and Sandra Steverson of Summerville; and Roger and Leslie Stevenson of Greenwood; a sister, Mamie Colleen Greene; 19 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, James; a daughter, JoAnn; and a son, Maynard.
The family will receive friends at the graveside after the service.
Culler-McAlhany Funeral Home in North is assisting the family.
NINETY SIX — Freddie Eugene “Gene” Fox, 74, of 7105 Hwy. 246 South, husband of Erma Davis Fox, died Sunday, March 11, 2007 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Del Rio, TN, he was a son of the late Zeb and Marcella Turner Fox. He attended Del Rio High School and Washington College Boarding School, retired from Greenwood Mills as a supervisor after 42 years of service, working in both the Ninety Six and Adams plants, and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the American Legion and the Ninety Six Church of God.
Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons, Freddie Steven Fox and Russell Van Fox, and his wife, Robin, all of Ninety Six; two sisters, Louise McKinney of Greenwood and Amozine Fortner of Ninety Six; a brother, Earl Fox of Ninety Six; two grandsons, Russell Fox, Jr. and Lucas Zeb Fox; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Ninety Six Church of God, with the Rev. Ronald Chavis and the Rev. Roy Burroughs officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Neal Womack, Tim Riley, Glenn Fox, Dennis Weathers, Tim Goldman, Michael Hallman and Glenn Davis. Honorary escort will be Joe Hallman, Hiram Mitchell, Bobby Womack, Harold Butler, Dean Goldman, Vernon Murray, Donnie Davis, Jack Walker, Tim Whitman, Malcom Price, Don Lomax and Bobby Agner.
The family will receive friends in the Family Life Center of Ninety Six Church of God on Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Ninety Six Church of God building fund, PO Box 297, Ninety Six, SC 29666.
Harley Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Walter Wilson ‘Bruno’ Garner
ABBEVILLE — Walter Wilson “Bruno” Garner, 68, of 355 Stevenson Road, Abbeville, SC, husband of Elizabeth Hazzard Garner, formerly of Charleston, SC, entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 9, 2007 at Self Regional Medical Center, Greenwood, SC.
He was born in Charleston, SC, to the late Wally and Ora Lee Garner. He resided in Abbeville, SC, for the past forty-five years. He was an active member of St. Peters A.M.E. Church and served on the Steward Board and many other areas where needed, until his declining health. He was a vital part of the community, always willing to lend support to whomever needed it. He was employed at Pirelli Cable for thirty-five years. He also served his country in the United States Army for several years.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Pamela Celeste Garner and one son, Kelvin Lee Garner, both of the home; two grandchildren, Montell Verlon Garner and Kivionte Garner; one sister, Mrs. Delores Jamerson, one brother, Lee W. Garner, both of Charleston, SC.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at St. Peters A.M.E. Church in Abbeville, SC, with Rev. Carnell Morton officiating and Rev. James Kay and Rev. Brenda Lomax assisting.
The body will be placed in the church at noon. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens on Hwy. 72, with full military honors.
Viewing will be Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at the Abbeville & White Mortuary, Inc. from 1 p.m.-9 p.m.
The family is at the home.
Abbeville & White Mortuary, Inc., Abbeville, SC, is in charge of arrangements.
Calvin Odis Johnson
SALUDA — Calvin Odis Johnson, 53, died on March 8, 2007.
He was born in Saluda County, SC, son of the late Ellis and Lucille Bledsoe Johnson.
He is survived by three brothers, Rickie, Bennie and Robert Johnson; four sisters, Vickie, Dorothy, Willie Mae and Betty Jean Johnson.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
Butler & Sons Funeral Home is in charge.