William Keller Sr.
DONALDS — William Keller, Sr., 93, of 311 Dunn Creek Road, died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Self Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Abbeville County, was a retired farmer and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Hodges, SC.
He was the widower of Melinda Mays Keller, the son of the late Willie and Fannie Jefferson Keller and was also preceded in death by two sons, William Keller Jr. and Bobby Harold Keller.
He is survived by two sons, Ernest Napoleon Keller, Honea Path and Roy F. Keller, Greenwood; eight daughters, Johnny Mae Shackelford, Dayton, OH, Shirley Rouse and Betty Ruth Keller, both of Ware Shoals, Juliette Green, Philadelphia, PA, Mary Blakely, Greenville, Linda Gail Keller, Hodges, and Ruby Hughes and Ida A. Keller, Donalds; brother, Homer Keller, Philadelphia; two sisters, Louise Gilbert, Philadelphia, PA, and Ruth Gray, Rock Hill, SC; 30 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
The family is at the home.
Arrangements will be announced by Robinson-Walker Funeral Service, Ware Shoals, SC.
Jamaar Jarvis Mims
McCORMICK — Mr. Jamaar Jarvis Mims died in McCormick, SC, on March 10, 2007. He was born in Greenwood, SC, Aug. 27, 1984, a son of Mikil Mims and Rose Marie Tennant Mims (Cheatham). He formerly attended Greenwood High School, and was formerly employed at Greenwood Mop and Broom. Survivors are his parents; his stepmother, Terri Mims of Easley, SC, and stepfather, Thomas Cheatham of Greenwood, SC; a son, JayShun Hackett of Greenwood; a brother, Jamaal Mims of Greenwood; three sisters, Marquita Herrington of Augusta, GA, and Raven Mims and Ronada Mims of Greenwood; grandmothers, Evelyn Mims, McCormick and Sudie Dell Tennant of Greenwood; grandfathers, Wilber Mims of Conway and Robert Lee Parker of Callison; great-grandparents, Annie Kate Freeman, Josie Lee Tennant and Annie Mae Mims. Services are Thursday at 2 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Peggy Zellars officiating. The family is at the home of his grandmother Mrs. Evelyn Mims at Rt. 1 Box 680-E, Pine Hill Subdivision, McCormick. Walker Funeral Home, directors.
LEXINGTON — Ronald Franklin “Ronnie” Stone, 51, resident of 250 Filhol Road, husband of Jacqueline Ruth Covert Stone, died March 11, 2007 at his residence.
Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Harold F. and Lillie Mae Chapman Stone. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors, in addition to his wife of the home, are a daughter, Amanda S. Peace of Pelion; 2 sons, Christopher F. Stone, also of Pelion and Daniel N. Stone of Ruskin, FL; 3 brothers, Gary W. Stone of Columbia, Charles T. Stone of Greenwood and Clyde A. Stone of Hodges; and 4 grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, with Reverend Hal Lane officiating.
Pallbearers will be Shane Stone, Corey Stone, Greg Hughes, John Heemaneth, Jr., Kenneth Westmoreland and Roy Chapman.
The family is at the home of his brother Charles T. Stone, 313 Green Oaks Road, Greenwood and will receive friends Thursday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Blyth Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Blyth Funeral Home in honor of Ronnie.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Stone family.
Doris Ann Watts
Doris Ann Watts, 52, of 345 W. Creswell Street, wife of Henry Watts, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Johnston, she was a daughter of the late Pierce Simpkins, Jr. and Aminea Jones Simpkins. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
She is survived by, in addition to her husband of the home, a son, Kendall Watts of Greenwood; two daughters, Drewcilla Watts-Calhoun and Melissa Watts, both of Greenwood; two brothers, Freddie Simpkins and Calvin Simpkins, both of Greenwood; a sister, Glenda Dendy of Greenwood; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Macedonia Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Willie Harrison officiating.
Burial will be in Evening Star. Flower bearers will be the nieces and cousins, and pallbearers will be the nephews and cousins. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
The family is at the home.
Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home is assisting the Watts family.
WATERLOO — Doris Bentley Worthington, 70, of 875 Relax Street, wife of Charles L. Worthington, died Sunday, March 11, 2007 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Ruth Goodman Davenport. She was retired from the Laurens County Health Department and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Grady Bentley and a sister, Sarah Collette.
Surviving are her husband of the home; two daughters, Debra B. Curtis of Oak Island, NC, and Ashley Bentley of Wilmington, NC; a son, Michael Bentley and his wife, Helen, of Waterloo; a stepson, Charles Ray Worthington of Kinards; a sister, Jean Hull of Waterloo; a brother, Albert Davenport of Greenwood; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Grady Lothridge officiating.
The family is at the home and will receive friends there following the service.
Memorials may be made to Emerald Center, PO Box 3004, Greenwood SC 29648.
Ida Mae Abney
SALUDA — Ida Mae Bletcher Abney, 86, of 252 Fruit Hill Road, died on March 19, 2007 at the home. She was born in Saluda County, daughter of the late Will and Amanda Herrin Bletcher. She was a member of the Mine Creek Baptist Church, Mine Creek Burial Aide Society and the Women Home Aide Society.
She is survived by three sons, Bennie L. Kelly, Philadelphia, PA, Horace Kelly, Saluda, SC, and James A. Clark, Troy, SC; two daughters, Rosa M. Jones and Cora Bell Kelly, both of Saluda, SC; two brothers, Willie and Johnny Bletcher, both of Saluda; 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2007 at the Mine Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. George Key. Assisting are Rev. Annette Mathis, Minister Catherine Smith and Rev. W.R. Thompson. Burial will follow in the New Salem CME Church Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
The family is at the home.
Butler & Sons Funeral Home is in charge.
SALUDA — Roosevelt “Monk” Coleman, 72, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Hospice House of Greenwood. The family is at the home, 105 LaSalle St.
Butler & Sons Funeral Home is in charge.
Emma Stewart Dominick, 83, of 4518 Highway 25 S., widow of James L. Dominick, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at the Mayo St. Luke’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.
Services will be announced by Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Romulus Dozier Jr.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2007 at the Rock Hill Baptist Church, Saluda, conducted by Rev. R.C. Holloway. Assisting are Rev. Herbert Martin and Evangelist Louise Holloway. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.
Butler & Sons Funeral Home, Saluda, is in charge.
John Allen Ebo
John Allen Ebo departed this life at this home on March 17, 2007.
He was born in Greenwood, SC, on Dec. 14, 1947.
He was the son of the late Israel, Sr. and Carrie Marshall Ebo. He was formerly married to Shirley Morgan Parks. Surviving are two sisters, Yvonne Dargan (Kemp) of Suwanee, GA, and Barbara Harrison (Benjamin) of Cleveland, TN; four brothers, Isreal Ebo, Jr. of Seattle, WA, George W. Ebo, Sr. (Lillie), Clyde Ebo (Susanne), and Leon C. Ebo, all of Greenwood, SC; two aunts, Clyde Dixon of NY, Virginia Higgins of Washington, DC; six nieces, Kimberly Walker (Stacey) of Buford, GA, Zandria Ellis (Patrick) of Henderson, NC, Chanda Vintes (Anton) of Orlando, FL, Tekeya Weston of Powder Springs, GA, Alicia Harrison and Theresa Harrison, both of Cleveland, TN; three nephews, G. Warren Ebo, Jr. of Columbia, SC, Travis Ebo of Lansing, MI, and Jevon Weston of Greenwood, SC; a host of cousins, friends and his loyal and devoted caregivers, Beatrice Johnson, Tammy Peterson, Evon Hackett, Michelle Callaham, Nancy Gilchrist, who will greatly miss him.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Coronaca, with the Rev. Bernard White officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at this home on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home is assisting the Ebo family. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Greenwood, Upper Savannah Care Consortium or Mt. Zion Baptist Church Building Fund.
Lawrence W. ‘Bud’ Finley
WARE SHOALS — Lawrence W. “Bud” Finley, 85, husband of Katherine Bowie “Tut” Finley, of 20 N. Greenwood Ave., died Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at his home. He was born in Greenwood County, a son of the late Jack and Mary Etta Ridge Finley. He was a member of Ware Shoals First Baptist Church and Ware Shoals Masonic Lodge No. 306.
Mr. Finley served in the U.S. Naval Air Force during WWII and received numerous awards, one of which was the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Western Square Dancers.
Surviving besides his wife of the home is a daughter, Kathy Finley, Tallahassee, Florida.
He was predeceased by his sister, Helen F. Robinson.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, 2:30 p.m., at Ware Shoals First Baptist Church, with Rev. Leon Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Morris Ridge, Buddy Ray Ridge, James (Conky) Gordon, Steve Gordon, James McCurry and J.E. Cooper.
Honorary escorts will be Deacons of First Baptist Church, Members of Western Square Dancers, Staff of Hospice and Dr. Carlos Manlich and Dr. Robert Todd.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, S.C., or to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 449, Ware Shoals, S.C. 29692.
The family is at the home and will receive friends Friday from 1-2:30 p.m. at The First Baptist Church. Parker-White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND — Glenda McDaniel Greatorex, 59, of Hilton Head Island, formerly of Ninety Six, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007.
The family is at the home of her mother, Lillian McDaniel, 226 Lowell Street, Ninety Six.
Services will be announced by Harley Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenwood.
Lizzie Kate Marshall
McCORMICK — Lizzie Kate Marshall, 62, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood.
The family is at the home, 355 Smallwood Drive.
Services will be announced by Walker Funeral Home.
Rufus Floyd Sr.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Rufus Floyd, Sr., 71, of 51 Sunrise Blvd., husband of Ida B. Floyd, passed away Monday, April 2, 2007, at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, FL.
Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Junious Floyd and Lulla Bell Brown Floyd. He was a brick mason and a former employee of the Rock Quarry.
He is survived by, in addition to his wife of Greenwood, four sons, Jimmy L. Floyd, Rufus Floyd, Jr., Issac B. Floyd and Johnny O. Floyd, all of Greenwood; two daughters, Teresa A. Floyd and Joann (Earl) Curenton, both of Greenwood; three sisters, Lizzie Fuller of Greenwood, Louella Parks and Lorraine Burnside, both of Laurens; one brother, Robert L. Watts of Greenwood; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Ulysses Parks officiating.
Burial will be in the Ninety Six Community Cemetery.
Flower bearers and pallbearers will be friends of the family. The family is at 130 Camden St., Greenwood.
Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Dennis M. Gamble
WARE SHOALS — Dennis M. Gamble, 50, widower of Teresa “Terry” Akers Gamble, died April 6, 2007. He was born in Greenwood County, a son of Joan Martin G. Harvey of Ware Shoals and the late Robert Gamble. He was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church and was employed by Cryovac Division of Sealed Air Corp.
Surviving besides his mother of Ware Shoals are one sister, Jan Harvey Robertson, Greenwood, a nephew, Zachary Robertson, Greenwood, half sister, Karon Gamble, and longtime close personal friend, Robin Calhoun of Greenwood.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Kristina Elayne Gamble, one son, Nicholas Marion Gamble and one half brother, Mark Gamble. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, 3 p.m. at Parker-White Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Oakbrook Memorial Park. Rev. Robert Emory and Rev. Leon Jones will officiate.
Active pallbearers will be Tony Coker, Robert Hall, Faron Cothran, Frank Brooks, Chad Ouzts, Danny Riddle, Brandon Cothran and Billy Sweatt.
Honorary escort will be members of Band of Brothers Motorcycle Club.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, Greenville or to the American Heart Assoc.
The families are at their respective homes and will receive friends Monday, 1-3 p.m. at Parker-White Funeral Home.
James Ray Greer
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. — James Ray Greer, 73, died Thursday, April 5, 2007.
Mr. Greer, a native of Greenwood, SC, was the son of the late Joseph Ernest Greer and the lateKatie McCuen Greer. He was a resident of Laurens County since 1973 and a member of Eastside Baptist Church. He was retired from Forstmann and served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila Faye Brown Greer of East Dublin, GA; 2 granddaughters, Reagan and Lauren Greer; 3 nephews; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Matthew Greer.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Eastside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Matt Anderson and the Rev. Tim Lumley officiating. Burial is in Dublin Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are Tommy Wood, Eddie Anderson, Phil Gay, Tim Gay, Earnie Tanner, Reece Foskey.
The family received friends Friday at Townsend Brothers Funeral Home, Dublin.
Terry Anita Hawes
Services for Terry Anita Hawes, of 104 Moss Creek Lane, are 3 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2007, at Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church in McCormick County, conducted by the Rev. George Oliver. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial is in the church cemetery. Viewing will be from 2-8 on Sunday and 9-1 on Monday at Robinson & Son Mortuary, Inc. The family is at the home.
Robinson & Son Mortuary, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Harold Adolphus McCord, 85, of 133 Sheffield Road, widower of Mary Gaines McCord, died Thursday, April 5, 2007, at his home.
Services will be announced by Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Mrs. Hiwadii Louise Mason Mitchell, 87, formerly of 109 Bypass 25 N.E. (East End Heights), widow of the Rev. Hinton B. Mitchell, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at NHC Healthcare. Born March 2, 1920 in Lincolnton, GA, she was the daughter of the late Charlie L. and Amelia Hawes Mason. In 1940, she received a high school diploma from Lincolnton High School. In 1943, Mrs. Mitchell was licensed by the State of Georgia to teach school, and she taught for a number of years in Lincoln County, Georgia. In 1968, she received an advanced sewing certificate from Piedmont Technical College. She was a former member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Lincolnton, GA, and was a member of Morris Chapel Baptist Church, where she was a former first lady for 22 years and was a faithful member until her health declined.
On Dec. 14, 1946, she married Rev. Hinton B. Mitchell and she then became a devoted and loving housewife. She was preceded in death by one brother, Mr. Bernard Hawes Mason and two sisters, Rossie Mason Cross and Marion Mason Murray.
Survivors include one nephew, Joseph (Windy) Murray, Jr. of Atlanta; two nieces, Phyllis Murray Smith of Atlanta, GA, and Betty (Bobby) Lowery of Charlotte, NC; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Maggie Mason of Charlotte, NC; and a very devoted caregiver and cousin, Jessie Hawes Jones of Greenwood.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2007, at Morris Chapel Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Ricky V. Syndab, assisted by the Revs. Thessa Smith, Jonathan Greene, Dora White, Dr. Willie S. Harrison and Elder Julius Mason. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Viewing will be from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Robinson & Son Mortuary, Inc. The family is at the home.
Robinson & Son Mortuary, Inc. and Mason Funeral Home in Commerce, GA, are in charge of arrangements.
MOUNT CARMEL — Andrew Anderson, 86, of Savannah Heights Living Center in McCormick, SC, died Sunday, May 6, 2007, at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, SC, husband of the late Leah McDuffie Anderson.
Born in McCormick County, he was the son of the late Andrew Jack Anderson and the late Kitty Dubose Anderson.
He was preceded in death by one son Wilburn Anderson.
He was a retired employee of Burlington Textiles Manufacturing Company in Calhoun Falls, SC.
Survivors include five daughters, Bonnie Germany of New York, Leola Lomax and Linda Calhoun of Mt. Carmel, SC, Luella Lewis of Calhoun Falls, SC, and Minnie Martin of Mauldin, SC; four sons, John Anderson of Mt. Carmel, SC, Cornell Anderson of Abbeville, SC, Leonard Anderson and Pat Anderson of McCormick, SC; one sister, Pinky Boyd of Buffalo, NY; 26 grandchildren; and host of great-grandchildren. He reared three grandchildren in the home, James and Reynaldo Anderson and Lisa Allen.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2007, at the Haigler Street Church of Christ in Taylor Town, Abbeville, SC, with Bro. Raymond Pressley officiating and Elder Willie Campbell, Rev. Johnnie Waller, Brother I.V. White assisting. The body will be placed in church at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Church of Christ Cemetery.
Public viewing will be Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at the Abbeville & White Mortuary, Inc. from 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
The family is at the home of a daughter, Linda Calhoun, 171 Dunlap Circle, Mt. Carmel, SC.
Abbeville & White Mortuary, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Corey Wendall Carter
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Corey Wendall Carter, 25, of 800 Swadley Road, Apt. 403, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at the Johnson City Medical University Hospital. Born in Greenwood, he was the son of T.C. and Mary Carter. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Lookup & Live Ministry. Survivors include his mother and father of Greenwood; two brothers, Terance Orlando Carter of Greenwood and Derrick Lamont Carter of Greenville; one sister, Tiarra Lashay Carter of Greenwood; and a fiancée, Shelli Fields of Johnson City, TN. Services will be announced by Robinson & Son Mortuary, Inc.
Edward ‘Man’ Dones
Services for Edward “Man” Dones, of 801 Broadway Ave., are 3 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2007, at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church (Promised Land), conducted by the Rev. James E. Speed, Sr. Presiding will be Bishop Emanuel Spearman. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers and flower bearers are cousins and friends of the family. The family will be at the home.
Robinson & Son Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the Dones family.
Glenn R. Elliott
Services for Glenn Reece Elliott will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Oakbrook Memorial Park Chapel Mausoleum, with the Rev. Stanley Sprouse and the Rev. Hal Lane officiating.
The body will be placed in the chapel mausoleum at 10 a.m. Thursday, and the family will receive friends there immediately following the service.
The family is at the home, 182 Old Woodlawn Road.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the Upper Savannah Family Caregiver Program, PO Box 1366, Greenwood, SC 29648.
Mr. Elliott, 80, of 182 Old Woodlawn Road, husband of Doris Richardson Elliott, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Moore County, NC, he was a son of the late J.W. Elliott, Sr. and Roxie Key Elliott. He was employed by Roberts Co., Grede Foundry, for 27 years and was a US Navy veteran of World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald “Jerry” Elliott.
Surviving are his wife of the home; two daughters, Connie Prince and Vanessa Wideman, both of Greenwood; two sons, William “Bill” Elliott of Hodges and Gary Elliott of Greenwood; two sisters, Mildred Spivey of Carthage, NC, and Mae Rodgers of Southern Pines, NC; a brother, J.W. Elliott of Carthage, NC; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Harley Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Mary McGrath Fleming
McCORMICK — Helen Mary McGrath Fleming, 94, of 214 Fifth Avenue, McCormick SC, widow of Reid L.Fleming, died Sunday, May 6, in North Charleston.
Born in McCormick, she was the last surviving daughter of the late Daniel Michael and Hettie Lois Creswell McGrath. She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and was a lifelong resident of McCormick.
She had worked at Bracknell’s Store and the McCormick Senior Center.
Surviving are ten nieces, one nephew, and families.
Services are 1 p.m on Thursday, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, conducted by Father Richard Harris.
Visitation is from 12 to 1 at the church. Burial is in McCormick City Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Lee Wilke, James Daniels, John Ridgill, Tommy McGrath, Henry Hester, Reid Creswell, and Bert Storey.
Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Strom Funeral Home is in charge.
Harry “Bucky” Coatsworth Frederick, 72, resident of 107 Windfield Court, husband of Sarah Beasley Frederick, died May 7, 2007 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born June 10, 1934 in Ware Shoals, he was a son of the late Eva Sue Griffith Frederick Ridge and William Clay Frederick. He attended Ware Shoals High School, was a US Navy veteran and retired from IH Services of Greenwood. Mr. Frederick was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are two daughters, Terrie Manley of Greenwood and Denise McKee of Atlanta; one sister, Harriette Fowler of Columbia; eight stepchildren; three grandchildren, Clay “CC” Manley, Katelynne Manley and Jacob McKee.
He was predeceased by a daughter Wynona Frederick and stepfather, Johnny Ridge.
A private graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at Oakbrook Memorial Park, with Rev. Robbie Burton and Rev. David Evans officiating.
The family is at the home on Windfield Court and will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Frederick family.
James Edward “Jim” Metts, 77, of 303 Beaverdam Creek Road, widower of Emmie Sue Wood Metts, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at his home.
Services will be announced by Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
GROVETOWN, Ga. — Mr. Lloyd O. Newman entered into rest Monday, May 7, 2007, in Westwood Nursing Home, the widower of the late Mrs. Ann Brinkley Newman. Mr. Newman was born in Brainerd, Minn., a retired millwright foreman and an Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Abilene Baptist Church, where he was a member of the James Dixon Sunday School Class.
Family members are 4 daughters, Sheila Still, Greenwood, S.C., Linda Eddleman, Anderson, S.C., Mary Ann Croome, Sandersville, Ga., Sherri Gwaltney, Evans, Ga.; 1 sister, Neoma Harris, Milford, Mich.; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Mr. Newman was preceded in death by a son, Owen Newman.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 10, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Abilene Baptist Church, with Rev. William H. Harrell officiating. Mr. Newman will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Coronaca, S.C., at 5 p.m. Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law.
The family will receive friends this Wednesday evening 7-9 p.m. at the Thomas L. King Funeral Home, 124 Davis Road, Martinez, Ga. 706-863-6747.
Mr. Charlie Rapley, 70, of 10 Gilliam Ct., Greenwood and widower of Patricia Williams Rapley, died May 7, 2007 at VA Medical Center in Augusta. Born in Abbeville, he was the son of the late Ulysses Rapley and Willie Lee Turner Rapley. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church, Abbeville, and a US Army veteran.
Survivors are two sons, Charlie Williams Rapley Jr. of Rock Hill, SC, and Tony Rapley of Abbeville; 4 daughters, Tina Rapley and LaTonya Rapley of Greenwood, Tammy Williams Rapley of Columbia, SC, Kimberly Anderson of Rock Hill; 3 brothers, Frank Rapley of Abbeville, Ulysses Rapley Jr. and Carland Ulysses Gamble of Jacksonville, FL; 1 sister, Mary Banks of Midway, AL; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Parks Funeral Home, Rev. Anthony Boozer officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family is at the home of his brother Frank Rapley, 2013 Highway 72 E., Abbeville. Parks Funeral Home is serving the family.
DUE WEST — Wayne L. Treece, 72, resident of 1776 Lindsey Cemetery Road, husband of Ellen McKee Treece, passed away peacefully Monday, May 7, 2007, at his home with his family and friends by his side.
Born in Knoxville, TN, he was a son of the late Lon and Lillian Mae Treece.
Mr. Treece made his career serving his country in the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 22 years of service as a Captain. Upon retirement he enjoyed his farm in Due West. He was also of the Baptist faith. Survivors are: his beloved wife, Ellen McKee Treece of the home; children, Sheree Treece Edington of Glen Allen, VA, Jay Treece of Gretna, LA, Catherine Warmack of Cove City, NC, Leslie Treece Knox of Montgomery, AL, Kim Weisenberger of Grimesland, NC, Angie Urps of Woodruff, SC, Gordon Haynie of Honea Path, SC; brother, Kaney Treece of Knoxville, TN; 11 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by one of his brothers Ken Treece.
A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, May 10, 2007, at 4 p.m. in the chapel of The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home, with military honors to follow.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon prior to services. The family is at the home, 1776 Lindsey Cemetery Road, in Due West, SC.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Treece to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander St., Greenwood, SC 29646 or to New Hope Baptist Church, 4226 Hwy. 184 West, Due West, SC 29639.
The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home, Abbeville, SC, is in charge of arrangements.