Our Obituaries

William Bernard "Bernie" Smith

February 27, 1971 - September 29, 2014

William Bernard "Bernie" Smith II, 43, of Pauline, SC, died Monday, September 29, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born February 27, 1971, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of April Flowers Smith of Pauline and the late Columbus Bernard Smith. Mr. Smith was employed with Vulcan Materials and was a member of NewSpring Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife...
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Wendell Howard Tiller

October 17, 1920 - September 29, 2014

Dr. Wendell Howard Tiller, 93, of Spartanburg, SC, died Monday, September 29, 2014, at his home. Born October 17, 1920, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of the late Wendell Holmes Tiller and Ruth Howard Lanham Tiller. Please check back later for additional information. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, October 3, 2014, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC...
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Ellis Robert "Bobby" Gwinn, Sr.

January 6, 1952 - September 27, 2014

Ellis Robert "Bobby" Gwinn Sr., 62, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Hospice Home of Rutherford County, Forest City, NC. Born January 6, 1952, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of the late Clifton Robert Gwinn and Martha Nadine Jones Gwinn. He was a member of Hayne Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Cowan Gwinn; a daughter, Wendy Durre of Fruitland...
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Berta Bettig Rath

July 9, 1941 - September 27, 2014

Berta Bettig Rath, 73, of Spartanburg, SC, died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at her home. Born July 9, 1941, in Erzhuebel, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Friedrich and Berta Poppke Bettig. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Werner Alred Rath. Mrs. Rath was a member of Phillips Lutheran Church in Allentown, PA and a member of Delaware Saengerbund. Mrs. Rath was most...
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Mary Frances Sherbert

September 27, 2014

Mary Frances Lee Sherbert, of Pacolet Mills, SC, died Saturday, September 27, 2014, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Otha Earl and Helen Inez Tolleson Lee. Mrs. Sherbert was a member of Montgomery Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Henson (Jimmy), of Pacolet Mills, SC; a grandson, Josh Henson (Julie), of Spartanburg, SC; a great-grandson,...
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Mavis Bolton Petty

June 2, 1932 - September 26, 2014

Mavis Bolton Petty, 82, of Cowpens, SC, died Friday, September 26, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born June 2, 1932, in Cowpens, SC, she was the daughter of the late William and Vera Thomas Bolton, and wife for 30 years of the late Claude Monroe Petty. Mrs. Petty was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and retired from Community Cash after 35 years of service. Surviving is her son,...
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Kevin Cheatham

April 29, 1971 - September 25, 2014

Steven Kevin Cheatham, 43, of Spartanburg, SC, died Thursday, September 25, 2014, at his home. Born April 29, 1971, in Spartanburg, he was the son of Stephen Wayne Cheatham and Jana Ruth Darby Cheatham of Pacolet, SC. Mr. Cheatham was employed as a truck driver with Smoke Oil Inc. He was of the Independent Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Desiree...
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Donald George Pruitt

September 25, 2014

Donald George Pruitt, 82, of Whitney, SC, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born August 5, 1932 in Whitney, SC, he was the son of the late James Aubry and Ruth Edmunds Pruitt. He was married to his loving wife of 59 years, Jacqueline Geraldine Pruitt. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he worked in textiles as a Doffer and was of the Baptist faith. ...
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Edward Robert Hanscomb

December 1, 1950 - September 25, 2014

Edward Robert Hanscomb, 63, of Boiling Springs, SC, died Thursday, September 25, 2014, at his home. Born December 1, 1950, in South Portland, Maine, he was the son of the late Adra Percy and Gladys Levetti Hanscomb. Mr. Hanscomb was a member of New Prospect Masonic Lodge #143 and employed as a millwright with Fluor Daniel. Surviving is his wife, Susan Ann Johndro Hanscomb; sons, Chad Edward...
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Jerry L. Stewart

January 11, 1944 - September 25, 2014

Jerry Leland Stewart, 70, of Boiling Springs, SC, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Born January 11, 1944, in Pickens County, SC, he was the son of the late Elbert Jake Stewart and Pauline Martin Stewart Newport. A U. S. Army veteran, 1st Sergeant (Ret), Mr. Stewart served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was of the Church of God faith, a member of Fairforest Masonic...
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William "Bill" James Ware

September 5, 1923 - September 24, 2014

William "Bill" James Ware, 91, of Chesnee, SC, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born September 5, 1923, in Cherokee Springs, SC, he was the son of the late Lawrence Christian Ware and Annie Josephine Warren Ware, and husband of the late Helen Georgia Rogers Ware. A World War II U. S. Army veteran and two-time Purple Heart recipient, Mr. Ware also served...
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Evelyn Poteat Seay

October 6, 1924 - September 22, 2014

Evelyn Poteat Seay, 89, of Spartanburg, SC, died Monday, September 22, 2014, at her home. Born October 6, 1924, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Dean and Carrie Louella Bennett Poteat, and widow of Roy Calvin Seay, Sr. Mrs. Seay was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was associated with The Boy Scouts of America and the honored...
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Otha L. "Buddy" Glover

September 21, 2014

Otha Laphon "Buddy" Glover, 64, of Spartanburg, SC, died Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Emeritus at Skylyn Place. Born July 3, 1950, in Seminole, TX, he was the son of the late Beecher Laphon and Evelyn Smith Glover, and husband of the late Rita Glover. A U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War MP, Mr. Glover served in the Airborne 82nd Division and Special Forces for 21 years. He was employed...
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Lynn G. Cauthan

January 9, 1948 - September 21, 2014

Lynn Garey Cauthan, 66, died, Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born January 9, 1948 in Tifton, GA, he was the son of the late Grady Gordon Cauthan and Doris Nadine Snellgrove Cauthan. Mr. Cauthan was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War. He was retired from Michelin Tire after 20 years of service, formerly employed with Arrow Steel...
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Dolores Wood Sutherland

August 22, 1930 - September 21, 2014

Dolores Jane Wood Sutherland, 84, died Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born August 22, 1930 in High Point, NC, she was the daughter of the late John Harmon and Katie Kenney Wood and widow of James Wallace Sutherland. Mrs. Sutherland was the owner of Sutherland Wholesale and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Survivors include her brother, Jerry K. Wood of...
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Shirley Marie Rice Meek

July 24, 1925 - September 20, 2014

Shirley Marie Rice Meek, 89, of Spartanburg, SC, died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital-ER. Born July 24, 1925, in Malvern, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence E. Rice and Nora Bernice Palmer Rice. Mrs. Meek was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and former member of Central United Methodist Church. Surviving is her loving husband of 64 years,...
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Martha Bartlett Osborne

October 10, 1927 - September 20, 2014

Martha Bartlett Osborne, 86, of Duncan and formerly of Spartanburg, SC, died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at her home. Born October 10, 1927, in Saxon, SC, she was the daughter of the late Lee Plato Moss and Della Myrtle Patterson Moss. Mrs. Osborne retired in 1989 from Mayfair Mills-Arcadia, after 50 years of service. She was a member of Hope Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include...
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Barbara Ann Melton

February 6, 1942 - September 20, 2014

Barbara Ann Melton, 72, died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born February 6, 1942, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Joe Jennings and Elizabeth Warlick Jennings. Mrs. Melton was a key punch operator with Arrow Automotive and a member of First Baptist Spartanburg. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Dever Lawrence Melton Jr.; son, Denny...
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Roger M. Black

June 8, 1952 - September 19, 2014

Roger Miller Black, 62, died Friday, September 19, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born June 8, 1952 in Whiteville, NC he was the son of the late John Riley Black Jr. and Alma Miller Black. Mr. Black was employed by Spartan Mills Corporate Office and Windstream Corporation. He was a graduate of Whiteville High School and East Carolina University. Mr. Black earned his private pilot's...
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Marjorie Williams Caldwell

July 31, 1923 - September 19, 2014

Margie Williams Caldwell, 91, of Spartanburg, SC, died Friday, September 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills-Landrum. Born July 31, 1923, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Willie Whitner Williams and Nell Davis Williams, and widow of Hollis Murray Caldwell. Mrs. Caldwell retired from Sam's Club in Spartanburg after 20 years of service. She was a member of Unity...
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Richard "Rick" Wayne Faircloth

November 24, 1955 - September 18, 2014

Richard "Rick" Wayne Faircloth, 58, of Inman, SC, died Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born November 24, 1955, in Columbus, NC, he was the son of Patsy Mae Soles Faircloth Arita of Leland, NC, and the late Robert Scarborough Faircloth. Rick enjoyed fishing, working on cars, and socializing. He attended Barton College in Middlesex, NC, was an HVAC contractor, and of...
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James C. Welch

September 5, 1926 - September 17, 2014

James Calvin Welch, 88, of Spartanburg, SC, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Dillon Pointe-Spartanburg. He was born September 5, 1926, in Detroit, MI. A U. S. Army veteran, Mr. Welch retired as comptroller of Siemens Corporation. He was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Detroit, MI, an active choir member in several churches, as well as a member of a number of barbershop...
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Judy Emory

June 11, 1940 - September 16, 2014

Judith Annette Emory, 74, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at White Oak Estates-Spartanburg. Born June 11, 1940, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Willie Mae Allen Emory. Judy was a member of Cudd Memorial Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a retired CNA who spent her career caring for others. Surviving is...
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Lukeva West Coleman

December 3, 1924 - September 16, 2014

Lukeva West Coleman, 89, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at White Oak Estates. Born December 3, 1924, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Laura Fowler West and widow of James Adrian Coleman. Mrs. Coleman was a member of Beaver Hills Baptist Church and a choir member. A graduate of Spartanburg High School, she enjoyed her role as homemaker and was...
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Rick Sawyer

August 27, 1950 - September 15, 2014

Ralph Richard "Rick" Sawyer, 64, of Boiling Springs, SC, died Monday, September 15, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born August 27, 1950, in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late Ralph and Doris Evelyn Smith Sawyer. Rick loved his Lord, his family, his church, his cars, and his friends. A 1968 graduate of Spartanburg High School, Rick was employed with Duke Energy for 35 years. He was a...
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James "Jimmy" Bowman III

September 12, 2014

James "Jimmy" Bowman, III, 80, of Spartanburg, SC, died Friday, September 12, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born May 25, 1934, in Chattanooga, TN, he was the son of the late James Bowman Jr. and Pauline Williams Bowman. Mr. Bowman was a retired truck driver with McLean Trucking Company in Lyman after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Teamster Local #28, Irving...
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Trudy B. Elder

September 12, 2014

Trudy B. Elder, 63, of Walnut Grove, SC, died Friday, September 12, 2014 at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born April 27, 1951, she was the wife of Donald Ray Elder, Sr. of 47 years and was a daughter of Velma Easler Bishop Parks and of the late James Elmer Bishop, Jr. Mrs. Elder was a member of Glendale Baptist Church and a former employee of Spartanburg Regional Medical Center's Business Office...
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Phil Duane Holden

August 29, 1943 - September 11, 2014

Phil Duane Holden, 71, of Spartanburg, SC, died Thursday, September 11, 2014, at his home after a long illness. Born August 29, 1943, in Union, SC, he was the son of the late Ralph Holden and Ethel O'Dell Holden Kempel. Mr. Holden was a member of Park Hills Baptist Church, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, 1967, and an avid Gamecock supporter. He was the founder and owner of...
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Frances Elizabeth Sisk Thompson

July 8, 1936 - September 11, 2014

Frances Elizabeth Sisk Thompson, 78, of Spartanburg, SC, died Thursday, September 11, 2014, at her home. Born July 8, 1936, in the Converse Community of Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late Troy Wiley Sisk and Frances Irene Coats Sisk, and widow of Robert Ansel Thompson. A loving wife and devoted mother who lived by the Golden Rule, Mrs. Thompson was the bookkeeper for the...
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Ruth Wyatt Weathers

April 11, 1927 - September 11, 2014

Ruth Wyatt Weathers, 87, of Pacolet, SC, died Thursday, September 11, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born April 11, 1927, in Gaffney, SC, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Annie Burgess Wyatt. A graduate of Gaffney High School, Mrs. Weathers was an avid gardener, a member of Southside Baptist Church of Gaffney, and retired from Timken Bearing. Survivors include her daughter,...
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Mary C. Gregory

February 11, 1916 - September 10, 2014

Mary C. Gregory, 98 formerly of Spartanburg and Inman, SC, died Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Clemson, SC. Born February 11, 1916, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late James Elijah Cothran and Louise Grady Terrell Cothran, and widow of William White "Bill" Gregory, Jr. Mrs. Gregory received her BS Degree in Nursing from Duke University and retired from Inman Elementary...
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Anne Elizabeth Rimer

September 9, 2014

Anne Elizabeth Rimer, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at her home. Born in Salisbury, NC, she was the daughter of Mary Vivian Brown Rimer of the home, and the late James Lafayette Rimer, Jr. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and was formerly employed with Greenville Technical College. In addition to her mother, she is survived by brothers and sister...
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Sean Christopher Haire

February 25, 1971 - September 8, 2014

Sean Christopher Haire, 43, of Spartanburg, SC, died Monday, September 8, 2014, at his home. Born February 25, 1971, in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of John Ernest Haire of the home and the late Sheila Scoggins Zeek. Sean was a former WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) wrestler for many years as "Sean O'Haire". He was a very gentle and kind person that studied Buddism and was employed as a...
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Amelia Bullington Moore

December 8, 1921 - September 7, 2014

Amelia Bullington Moore, 92, of Spartanburg, SC, died Sunday, September 7, 2014 at her home. Born December 8, 1921, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Dewey McKinney Bullington and Eva Vandiver Bullington, and widow of JT Moore. Mrs. Moore was a lifelong member of Southside Baptist Church. She loved to bake, enjoyed antiquing, and was a member of the SC Ceramic Association. ...
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Wilhelmina Smith Dearybury

June 13, 1927 - September 7, 2014

Wilhelmina Smith Dearybury, 87, formerly of 108 Sharcliff Road, Cowpens, SC, and widow of the late Charles William Dearybury passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at White Oak Estates-Spartanburg. Born June 13, 1927, in Cherokee County, SC, she was the daughter of the late Henry William Smith and Josephine Hubbard Smith. Wilhelmina and her husband started their own businesses, Dearybury...
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Doris Elizabeth Graham "Buddie" West

September 16, 1923 - September 7, 2014

Doris Elizabeth Graham "Buddie" West, 90, of Stone Station, SC, died Sunday, September 7, 2014, at White Oak Estates-Spartanburg. Born September 16, 1923, in Union County, SC, she was the daughter of the late Jake and Mary Bogan Graham, and widow of Robert J. West. She was a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church. Surviving is her daughter, Lynn W. Thornton (Jerry) of Spartanburg; son,...
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Jack Ray Anthony

April 15, 1923 - September 6, 2014

Jack Ray Anthony, 91, of Spartanburg, SC, died Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home after a period of declining health. He was born April 15, 1923, to the late Rev. Paul D. Anthony (who passed prior to his birth) and Annie Bell Anthony of Grover, NC. Mr. Anthony was raised by a devoted and loving stepfather, the late Manly F. Fulton and his mother, Annie Bell Anthony...
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Raymond Frady

September 6, 2014

Raymond Norris Frady, 70, of Chesnee, died Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born February 17, 1944 in Rutherfordton, NC, he was the son of the late Addie Frady and Ora Elliott Frady. He was a retired service technician of American Fast Print. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Belle Yount, of Spartanburg, step-daughters, Jackie Leija of Boiling...
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Eun-Shin Kim

September 6, 2014

Eun-Shin Kwak Kim, 78, passed away on Saturday, September 06, 2014 in Hendersonville, NC. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha Song Kwak. Survivors include two sons, Seongchul Kim, of Hickory, NC and Sungmin Kim of Suwannee, GA; and one daughter, Sungmi Phan, of Spartanburg, SC. She retired from the Hickory Dying and Winding Company and was of the Presbyterian faith. ...
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Frank Mahon

September 6, 2014

Frank Weston Mahon, Jr., 91, died on Saturday, September 6, 2014. A native of Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Frank Weston and Annie Laurie Howell Mahon. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII serving in Patton's Third Army as a member of the Corp of Engineers. Upon completion of his military service, he graduated from Clemson College with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He then began a...
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Julia Beaty

September 6, 2014

Julia Clara McIntyre Beaty, 88, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Spartanburg, SC. Born April 1, 1926, in Spartanburg County, to the late George E. and Clara Love McIntyre. She was married to the late Leroy Beaty on August 30, 1946. Children and Grandchildren: Two daughters, Jean Beaty Bradley of the home; Joan (Ernie) Davis of Arcadia and one son, Ted L. (Betty) Beaty; two...
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Ladson "Shorty" Smith

September 5, 2014

Ladson Samuel Smith, 82, passed away on Friday, September 05, 2014, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was born August 15, 1932 in Spartanburg County, SC. He was the son of the late Grady Samuel and Mae West Smith. As a member of Westgate Free Will Baptist Church, "Shorty" was a deacon, who loved his Lord, Church, family and friends. He was retired from Smith's Tire Exchange, where he was the...
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Larry Jones

September 5, 2014

Larry Dan Jones, 63, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014, at Magnolia Manor. Born August 4, 1951 in Memphis, TN, he was the son of the late James (Jimmy) Walter Jones, Jr. and Myrtle Lou (Pat) Groce Jones. Mr. Jones held an Associate Degree and was a police officer. Survivors include a son, Matthew Dan Jones, of Spartanburg, SC; and a daughter, Pamela Peeler and husband Coby of...
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Herman Stapleton

September 5, 2014

Herman Matthew Stapleton, 81, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born August 20, 1933 in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of the late John and Ruth Hammett Stapleton. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service and was a member of Bible Truth Chapel. Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Helen Quinn Stapleton;...
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James L. Belue

June 2, 1928 - September 4, 2014

On Thursday, September 4, 2014, James "Jim" L. Belue, 86, of Boiling Springs, SC, passed away after a lengthy illness. He died as he lived life—with great humor, generosity, integrity, and faith. Born June 2, 1928, in Spartanburg County, SC, Jim was destined to be a farmer, growing up in a farming community, and learning to pack peaches at age 6. He met his true love and soul mate, Betty...
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Elizabeth Abernathy Upton

October 29, 1922 - September 4, 2014

Elizabeth Ellen Johnson Abernathy Upton, 91, of Spartanburg, SC, died Thursday, September 4, 2014, at her home. Born October 29, 1922, in Pulaski, GA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Boyd Johnson and Alma Edmunds Johnson. Mrs. Upton was retired from Commercial Credit Company. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church and attended Winthrop College. Survivors include her sister,...
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Preston T. "Bud" Goforth

September 1, 1931 - September 3, 2014

Preston T. "Bud" Goforth, 83, of Pacolet Mills, SC, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born September 1, 1931, in Cherokee County, SC, he was the son of the late Clyde and Ruby Montgomery Goforth, and husband of the late DeAnne G. Goforth. A U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Goforth was a member of Pacolet Mills Baptist Church and was formerly employed...
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Jennie E. Miller

December 16, 1914 - September 3, 2014

Jennie Mae Eplee Miller, 99, of Spartanburg, SC, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. Born December 16, 1914, in Polk County, NC, she was the daughter of the late John Thurman Eplee and Celia Daisy Belle McGuinn Eplee, and widow of Johnny B. Miller. She was a professional seamstress and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her son, Dennis Miller (Wendy) of...
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Ronald Hampton Caldwell

July 29, 1935 - September 3, 2014

Ronald Hampton Caldwell, 79, of Boiling Springs, SC, passed away on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born July 29, 1935, in Greenwood, SC, he was the son of the late Ryan Patrick Caldwell and Anna Lou Whitlock Caldwell and husband of Frances Gibbs Caldwell of the home. Ron was a member of Southside Baptist Church of...
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Robert Eugene Hayes

August 6, 1926 - September 3, 2014

Robert Eugene Hayes, 88, of Walnut Grove, Roebuck, SC, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Woodruff Manor. Born August 6, 1926, in Pauline, SC, he was the son of the late Grover Cleveland Hayes and Clevia Quincy Ann Lancaster Hayes. A U. S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Mr. Hayes retired as a manager with the SC Employment Security Commission, Clinton office, and he was a...
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Regina Mardelle Bachman Brown

December 15, 1936 - September 2, 2014

Regina Mardelle Brown, 77, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born December 15, 1936, in Rittman, OH, she was the daughter of the late Silvester Layfette Bachman and Cathryn Evans Bachman, and widow of Reverend Donald Brown. Mrs. Brown retired from the Findlay Ohio School system in 1998. Her teaching career spanned over 30 years,...
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Barry L. Snead

May 16, 1956 - September 2, 2014

Pastor Barry Snead, 58, of Boiling Springs, SC, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Born May 16, 1956, in Danville, VA, he was the son of the late Rodney Easley and Lynwood Motley Snead. Pastor Snead served as youth pastor at Hillcrest Baptist Church, San Angelo, TX, as pastor at Fuller Memorial Baptist Church in Martinsville, VA, as interim pastor at various churches in Spartanburg, and most...
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Judy Gale Foster

February 1, 1943 - September 2, 2014

Judy Gale Fowler Foster, 71, of Inman, SC, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at her home. Born February 1, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Walter B. and Eugenia Scruggs Fowler. Mrs. Foster enjoyed art and reading, especially reading her Bible. She was a member of North Spartanburg Church of God. Surviving is her loving husband of 53 years, Harry L. Foster; children, Stephen Foster,...
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James Taylor "Red" Shotwell

June 19, 1920 - September 1, 2014

James Taylor "Red" Shotwell, 94, of Spartanburg, SC, died Monday, September 1, 2014, at White Oak Estates-Spartanburg. Born June 19, 1920, in Henderson, NC, he was the son of the late George Baker and Ellen Shanks Shotwell, and husband of the late Jewel May Smith Shotwell. A U. S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Shotwell retired from Milliken & Company after 43 years of service. He was a...
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Sandra Hughes Sweet

November 23, 1936 - September 1, 2014

Sandra Hughes Sweet, 77, a career educator and longtime member of Second Presbyterian Church, lost her decade long struggle with Alzheimer's finally on Monday, September 1, 2014, at Summit Hills retirement community in Spartanburg. She is survived by her two children: Dr. Charles David Eubanks, Jr., Colonel, U. S. Army, Retired and his wife Charlene of Sumter, SC, and Mrs. Meredith Eubanks Lynch...
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Patricia Juanita "Pat" Hyatt

August 21, 1940 - August 31, 2014

Patricia Juanita "Pat" Hyatt, 74, of Spartanburg, SC, died Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Valley Falls Terrace-Spartanburg. Born August 21, 1940, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late John Eben and Pearline Peace Moore. Mrs. Hyatt was a member of United Baptist Church in Valley Falls where she was also a member of the Sunshine Sunday School Class. She loved her family and church...
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Hazel Harris Pepper

November 28, 1932 - August 31, 2014

Hazel Koon Harris Pepper, 81, of Spartanburg, SC, died Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Magnolia Manor of Spartanburg after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Born November 28, 1932, in Ferndale, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Henry M. and Virgie Grimmett Koon. A graduate of Spartanburg Junior College, Mrs. Pepper retired from Community Cash Stores after 30 years of service. Following her...
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Glenn Livingston Gowan

August 31, 2014

Glenn Livingston Gowan, 84, of Spartanburg, SC, died Sunday, August 31, 2014, at his home. Born April 30, 1930, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of the late Cecil L. and Hettie Lynch Gowan. Mr. Gowan was a veteran of the U. S. Army from 1953-1955 at Fort Jackson, SC with duties as a principal instructor on the Regimental Faculty. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg and...
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George Ronnie Crossley

July 30, 1944 - August 27, 2014

George Ronald "Ronnie" Crossley, 70, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born July 30, 1944, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of the late Helen Addison Crossley. Ronnie served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was the owner of the New Method Laundry and Cleaners. Survivors include his beloved wife of 40 years, Jean Heath Crossley;...
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Robert Love Troutman

March 4, 1932 - August 27, 2014

Robert "Bob" L. Troutman, 82, of RoseCrest Retirement Community, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Born March 4, 1932, in Iredell County, NC, he was the son of the late Percy Love and Nonnie LaRue Troutman, and husband, for 52 years, of the late Margaret Lineberger Troutman. He was a former pastor and served the Lutheran Church in various leadership roles. Survivors include a son, David...
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Flora Webb Clement

September 1, 1931 - August 27, 2014

Flora Webb Clement, 82, of Boiling Springs, SC, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at RoseCrest, Inman, SC. Born September 1, 1931, in Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Bertha Robbins Webb. Flora was the widow of Max Clement and a member of Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren. She enjoyed her flower gardens and was a member of the Boiling Springs Homemakers Club....
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Helen Revels Hames

September 10, 1942 - August 27, 2014

Helen Revels Hames, 71, of Drayton, SC, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born September 10, 1942, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Elton Vonley Revels, Sr. and Annie Pearl Steadman Revels. Mrs. Hames was a member of Westgate Free Will Baptist Church. She was the matriarch of her family, an avid reader, and she looked forward to her...
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William "Billy" Albert Eubanks

March 26, 1947 - August 26, 2014

William "Billy" Albert Eubanks, 67, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born March 26, 1947, in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late William Faber and Vivian Elle Greene Eubanks. Billy was a member of Powell Presbyterian Church and attended the Focus of Day at the Charles Lea Center. He loved watching old western TV shows and movies,...
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Robert Edward Cason

September 9, 1928 - August 26, 2014

Robert Edward Cason, 85, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Eden Terrace Assisted Living. Born September 9, 1928, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of the late Clifton Grady and Alma Estelle Shutley Cason. A U. S. Navy veteran, Mr. Cason was retired from Southern Railroad and a lifelong member of Second Presbyterian Church. He was a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America...
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Catherine Jeanette Morrison

August 21, 1939 - August 26, 2014

Catherine Jeanette Pierce Morrison, 75, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born August 21, 1939 in Chesterfield County, SC, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Emsey and Cindy Tarlton Pierce, and widow of Rev. Daniel Angus Morrison, Jr. Mrs. Morrison was a registered nurse, retiring after 35 years of service from St. Francis Hospital...
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Erik Reed Rohlman

October 26, 1959 - August 24, 2014

Erik Reed Rohlman, 54, of Moore, SC, died Sunday, August 24, 2014. Born October 26, 1959, in Alexandria, VA, he was the son of the late Walter Charles and Sylvia Marie Dumas Rohlman. As a father to Erica, Reed, Sylvia and so many others that called his home theirs, Erik's spirit, joy and caring for others lives on. Erik, as a husband, brother, uncle, friend and neighbor, consistently mentored,...
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Betty Beidleman

September 3, 1927 - August 24, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Kidd Beidleman, 86, of Spartanburg, SC, died Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born September 3, 1927, in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Owen E. and Della Harrington Kidd. She was retired from Winn Dixie. Surviving is her loving husband, Harry James Beidleman, Jr.; son, Harry James Beidleman, III (Yvonne) of Concord, NC;...
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Jake Peeler

September 28, 1995 - August 24, 2014

Hunter Jake Peeler, 18, of Woodruff, SC, died Sunday, August 24, 2014, following an automobile accident. Born September 28, 1995, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of Edward Jason Peeler of Woodruff, SC, and Maranda Nicole Edwards Walker of Spartanburg, SC. A 2014 graduate of Dorman High School, Jake was a registered cosmetologist and attended Friendship and Drayton Baptist Churches. He loved...
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Joel Michael "Lucky" Ziegler

June 6, 1944 - August 24, 2014

Joel Michael "Lucky" Ziegler, 70, of Jonesville, SC, died Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg, SC. Born June 6, 1944, in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph Ziegler. A veteran of the Army National Guard, Lucky spent much of his social time at Genes One Stop in Jonesville. Surviving is his wife, Margie Mathis Ziegler; son, Michael Ziegler;...
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Shirley Richards

August 23, 2014

Shirley M. Richards, 78, of Spartanburg, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at her home in Spartanburg. Born July 29, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Juanita Johnson. Shirley was a very loving and kind lady. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include four daughters, Deborah A. McLees of the home, Sandra Hammersley of Spartanburg, Patricia Pritchard of N....
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Dorothy McDonald

August 22, 2014

Dorothy "Dot" Robertson McDonald, 80, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born June 26, 1934 in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late James Fred Robertson and Grace Pruitt. A beloved wife of Lloyd J. McDonald, married 62 years. They were married on August 22, 1952. Dot was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and sister. She...
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Richard S. Wilson

February 9, 1919 - August 21, 2014

Dr. Richard S. Wilson, 95, died Thursday, August 21, 2014. A U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was born in Chester, West Virginia, on February 9, 1919, a son of the late A. Earl and Ethel Glaser Wilson. A graduate of Mt. Union College, he received his MD degree from the University of Rochester, interned at Case Western Reserve University Hospital and completed his Surgical Residency in...
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Dorothy Oglesby Moss

April 12, 1931 - August 21, 2014

Dorothy Lee Oglesby Moss, 83, of Cowpens, SC, died Thursday, August 21, 2014, at National Healthcare in Greer. Born April 12, 1931, in Cowpens, SC, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lee and Timmie Jane Oglesby and the widow of George Carroll Moss. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Gaffney, SC. Surviving are her children, Gary Moss (Judy) of Seneca, SC, Burley Moss of...
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Jones Thomas "Tommy" Morrow

January 3, 1933 - August 20, 2014

Jones Thomas "Tommy" Morrow, 81, of Moore, SC, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. A native of Spartanburg County, reared in White Stone, SC, he was born January 3, 1933, the son of the late John Jones and Reba Amick Morrow, and husband of the late Margaret Starnes Morrow. Mr. Morrow served honorably in the U. S. Army from 1957-1959. During his Army service he was...
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James William Crocker "Preacher Crocker"

June 8, 1923 - August 20, 2014

Rev. James W. Crocker, 91, of Boiling Springs, SC, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born June 8, 1923, in Union County, he was the son of the late William Johnson and Annie Thelma Shirley Crocker. Preacher Crocker served in ministry for over 70 years as active minister of Pacolet Mills Baptist Church, Boiling Springs First Baptist Church, and Fairview...
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Don Marvin Bylund

February 13, 1932 - August 19, 2014

Dr. Don Marvin Bylund, 82, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at his home. Born February 13, 1932, in Alexandria, MN, he was the son of the late Albert and Ellen Johnson Bylund. A U. S. Navy veteran, he was a Lieutenant and Engineering Officer on a minesweeper in the Pacific. An NROTC member and graduate of the University of Nebraska, he went on to receive his PhD in Chemical...
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Carol Darlene Ryan Warren

December 16, 1948 - August 19, 2014

Carol Darlene Ryan Warren, 65, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at her home. Born December 16, 1948, in Sparks, Maryland, she was the daughter of Frances Elise Ryan Mays of Hampstead, MD and the late Raymond Sewell Ryan. A U. S. Army veteran, Mrs. Warren received her Master's Degree from Converse College. She loved children and teaching special needs for Spartanburg District...
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Virginia "Ginny" Lee Lands Snelgrove

September 5, 1922 - August 19, 2014

Virginia "Ginny" Lee Lands Snelgrove, 91, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at her home. Born September 5, 1922, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Mamie Hurst Lands. A 1939 graduate of Spartanburg High School, Mrs. Snelgrove retired from BellSouth after 37 ½ years of service and was a former member of the BellSouth Telephone Pioneers. She was...
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Deana Mahaffey Henderson

March 31, 1965 - August 19, 2014

Deana Mahaffey Henderson, 49, of Boiling Springs, SC, met Jesus face-to-face on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, after an 18 month courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born March 31, 1965, in Spartanburg, SC, raised in Cooley Springs, SC, she was the daughter of the late D. B. and Catherine Gilbert Mahaffey. Mrs. Henderson was a graduate of Chesnee High School and Spartanburg Technical College....
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Dorothy "Dot" Wilson Hipp

February 8, 1923 - August 17, 2014

Dorothy "Dot" Wilson Hipp, 91, of Spartanburg, died Sunday, August 17, 2014, at her home. Born February 8, 1923, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late James Oba and Maggie Collins Wilson, and widow of James Henry Hipp. Mrs. Hipp will be remembered for her sacrificial love and dedication to her family. She was a member of Spartanburg First Baptist Church and the Naomi Sunday School...
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Walter Lee "Bud" Thrift

October 24, 1930 - August 17, 2014

Walter Lee "Bud" Thrift, 83, of Cowpens, SC, died Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born October 24, 1930, in Cowpens, SC, he was the son of the late Walter Houston and Lillie Mae Millwood Thrift. Mr. Thrift retired from Jennings Paint and Glass as a glass installer after 40 years of service. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. Surviving is his...
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Frances Ellen McDowell Taylor

July 24, 1930 - August 15, 2014

Frances Ellen McDowell Taylor, 84, of Jacksonville, FL, died Friday, August 15, 2014, at Heritage Crossings. Born July 24, 1930, in Inman, SC, she was the daughter of the late Boyd McDowell and Minnie Stephens McDowell Carden. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving is her loving husband, Billy Taylor; son, Darryll Wofford (Deborah) of Jacksonville, FL; grandson, Bryan Wofford of Carrabelle,...
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Beulah Mae Camby

August 15, 2014

Beulah Mae Camby, 95, of Pacolet, died Friday, August 15, 2014. Born May 16, 1919, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Mary Etta Waddel Sprouse. Mrs. Camby was a member of Tate Memorial Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was retired from Arkwright Mills as a spinner. Survivors include her son, Bobby Lemmonds of Pacolet, SC; sister, Bessie Edith...
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John Ed Fisher

August 15, 2014

John "Ed" Fisher, 79, of Pacolet, SC, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Spartanburg Hospital of Restorative Care. Born January 6, 1935 in Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Robert Austin Fisher and Belle Peeler Fisher. A veteran of the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Fisher was a retired truck driver for 40 years. In addition to his late wife, Betty Parker Fisher, survivors...
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Dennis D. Genobles

August 15, 2014

Dennis D. Genobles, 64, of Spartanburg, SC, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. He was the son of Leola Bennett Genobles and the late James Cleveland Genobles. A graduate of Limestone College with a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Mr. Genobles was a member of Cudd Memorial Baptist Church and owner of Green's Mobile Home Park. Mr. Genobles was the previous owner...
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Thomas Joseph Burress

December 24, 1948 - August 15, 2014

Thomas "Tom" Joseph Burress, 65, of Boiling Springs, died Friday, August 15, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born December 24, 1948, in Knoxville, TN, he was the son of the late Joseph O. Burress and Willie Ruth Gallager Burress. Mr. Burress a graduate of Gardner Webb College, served in the United States Army, was a former owner of Spartan Imports, and minister of music for 40...
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Robert Myers Bruce

September 16, 1916 - August 14, 2014

Robert Myers Bruce, 97, of Roebuck, SC, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born September 16, 1916, he was the son of the late Thomas J. Bruce and Annie Hill Bruce and widower of Harriett Grace Genobles Bruce. Mr. Bruce was a retired from Reeves Brothers were he worked in the supply room. He was the oldest member of Roebuck Baptist Church where he attended...
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Clifford Calvin Hayslip, Sr.

May 29, 1925 - August 14, 2014

Clifford Calvin Hayslip Sr., 89, of Columbia County, GA, formerly of Spartanburg, SC, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Westwood Extended Care, Evans, GA. Born May 29, 1925 in Wadley, GA, he was the son of the late Otha Louis and Frances Keziah Flake Hayslip and widower of Mary Randolph Hayslip, who died in 2013 after 63 years of marriage. Clifford, a loving father, grandfather and great...
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Sarah Lee Hughes Lake

September 17, 1917 - August 14, 2014

Sarah Lee Hughes Lake, 96, of Spartanburg, SC and longtime resident of Duncan, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born September 17, 1917 in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Mae Hughes and widow of Edwin Schroder Lake. Mrs. Lake was a retired public school teacher at D. R. Hill Middle School with 32 years in public education. She was...
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Edna Morgan Bussey Boney

October 10, 1919 - August 12, 2014

Mrs. Edna Morgan Bussey Boney, 94, of Spartanburg, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Park Place Assisted Living in Spartanburg. Born October 10, 1919, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Lyon and George Euelia Dorn Bussey and widow of the love of her life James Cassels Boney Sr. Mrs. Boney a devoted Christian, was a lifelong resident of Spartanburg and a faithful...
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Annie Mae Smith Foster

September 24, 1921 - August 12, 2014

Annie Mae Smith Foster, 92, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at her home. Born September 24, 1921 in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late George Barney and Helen Sprinkle Smith and widow of Wilbur Lester Foster. Survivors include her children, Dennis Foster of Ballground, GA, George Foster, Ann Newman and Doug Foster all of Spartanburg; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2...
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Frances Eaker Willard

April 13, 1921 - August 12, 2014

Frances Eaker Willard died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care. Born April 13, 1921, in Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late George Fletcher and Bertha Waldrop Eaker, and widow of her first husband, 1st Lt. Thomas Stewart Eubank, and second husband, Woodrow Wilson Willard, Sr. Mrs. Willard was a homemaker who was devoted to her family and was...
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Thomas Harry Dismukes

July 21, 1923 - August 12, 2014

Thomas Harry Dismukes, 91, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born July 21, 1923, in Gadsden AL, he was the son of the late John William and Minnie Lee Stealman Dismukes and widower of Mildred Hudson Dismukes. Mr. Dismukes was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Air Force stationed in Italy. He was retired from Southern...
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Kenneth Mitchell Mullinix

September 12, 1944 - August 11, 2014

Kenneth Mitchell Mullinix, 69, died Monday, August 11, 2014, at Park Ridge Health in Hendersonville, NC. Born September 12, 1944, in Toccoa, GA, he was the son of the late Hillyer Mitchell and Dorothy Westbrook Mullinix. Mr. Mullinix was a receiving manager with Brookshire Grocery. Survivors include his children, Kevin Mitchell Mullinix (Stephanie) of Rock Hill, SC; Dianne Michelle Mullinix...
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Johnnie W. Ownbey

January 16, 1934 - August 11, 2014

Johnnie M. Ownbey, 80, of Boiling Springs, SC, died Monday, August 11, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born January 16, 1934, in Wilson, OK, she was the daughter of the late John Steven and Zora Bell Edington Miller. Mrs. Ownbey was a charter member of New Beginnings United Methodist Church where she served as church historian. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Frank M....
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Mary Louise Wood Daniel

December 25, 1922 - August 11, 2014

Mary Louise Wood Daniel, 91, of Spartanburg, SC, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, August 11, 2014, at Golden Age Nursing Home of Inman, SC. Born December 25, 1922, in Spartanburg she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Dora Banks Wood and widow of William "Bill" Broadus Daniel Jr. Mrs. Daniel was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and loved her flowers and working in her yard. She...
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Carroll "Frog" Bennett

August 9, 2014

Ben "Frog" Bennett, 80, of Spartanburg, SC passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice House. He was born on June 26, 1934 in Cannon's Campground, son of the late Walter and Ellie Bennett. He was the husband to the love of his life, Martha (Fowler) Bennett, with whom he is with today. He was a truck driver for 35 years, and retired from Estes Express. Ben was also...
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Kathryn Farley

August 9, 2014

Kathryn Margaret "Peg" Farley, 92, of Spartanburg, died Saturday, August 9, 2014. Born on October 5, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Leo Guy Boles and Martha Karla Boles. Mrs. Farley graduated from Syracuse University with an AB in Biology and did research in Penicillin with Bristol-Myers in Syracuse before her call to motherhood. She belonged to P.E.O. She was an avid tennis player,...
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Carol Anne Brown

August 1, 1940 - August 8, 2014

Carol Anne Brown, 74, of Spartanburg, died Friday, August 8, 2014.
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James Harold "Jim" Franklin

November 9, 1932 - August 8, 2014

James "Jim" Franklin, 81, of Spartanburg, SC, died Friday, August 8, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born November 9, 1932, in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late John Raymond Franklin and Vernease Goude Franklin Abbott. Mr. Franklin retired as a letter carrier from the U. S. Post Office and was formerly employed with Southern Railway. He was a member of St. James United...
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