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Our Obituaries

Betty R. Long

March 13, 1930 - January 29, 2018

Betty Russell Long, 87, of Greenville, SC died Monday, January 29, 2018. She was born in Atlanta, GA to Mamie Estelle Woodruff and Archie Russell. She leaves behind a son, Raymond Edward (Eddie) Long, Jr.; a daughter, Linda Long Christopher; a son-in-law, Phil Christopher; and two grand-dogs, Abby and Dixie. She also leaves several very dear friends whom she loved and cherished for many years...
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Reginald David NELSON

January 1, 1924 - January 27, 2018

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Mary Elizabeth Pepple

October 31, 1919 - January 27, 2018

Mary James Pepple, 98, left this earthly life for her eternal life, January 27, surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of Cromer and Elizabeth James of Piedmont. She had three daughters, Brenda Curtis, (Larry), Barbara Corell, (George) and Beverly Bell, (David), a grandson, Brandon Corell, (Jena) a granddaughter, Ashley Bell Robinson, (Chris) and one great grandson (Kade). She also has...
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Beth Evans Jones

May 11, 1927 - January 26, 2018

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Charles Allen Carter,

March 22, 1934 - January 26, 2018

Charles Allen Carter, Sr. (Red) 83, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2018 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was born in Greenville, SC to the late Joseph and Nell Carter. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Henson Carter of 65 years. He was predeceased by his son Charles Allen Carter, Jr. and his brother Kenneth Joseph Carter (Blue) and wife Charlotte. He is survived by his children,...
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March 22, 1929 - January 22, 2018

Sylvia Suzowsky Idelson, 88, of Travelers Rest, SC passed away on January 22, 2018. Sylvia was born in Queens, NY to the late Samuel Suzowsky and Celia Brown Suzowsky. She graduated with her B.A. from Queens College as a music major. An accomplished musician, she went on to have a career as a classical pianist and harpsichord player. Highlights included a concerto appearance with the New York...
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Carl Raymond Blair

November 28, 1932 - January 22, 2018

Beloved Carl Raymond Blair passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on January 22, 2018 after a period of declining health. Born November 28, 1932, Carl was the only child of Floyd and Sarah (Severson) Blair of Atchison, Kansas. Although his childhood was in the throes of the Great Depression, it was rich. Carl and his double cousins, Earl and Cleve Blair, had endless adventures exploring the...
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Nicholas George Peck

June 9, 1993 - January 20, 2018

Nicholas George Peck, 24, of Greenville passed away January 20, 2018.A native of Greenville, Nicholas graduated from Riverside High School. At Riverside he was on the football and wrestling teams and was active in Young Life. He attended the University of South Carolina earning degrees in Public Science and Criminal Justice. Nicholas was an account executive at Green Cloud Technologies.He loved...
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Susan Ann Stevenson

November 10, 1916 - January 19, 2018

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Atha Grassano

August 3, 1925 - January 19, 2018

Atha Watts Grassano, 92, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018. She was born on August 3, 1925 in Fort Mill, South Carolina. She dedicated her life to Christ at an early age and never departed from her faithful walk with Jesus. She married Thomas Grassano from Brooklyn, NY on December 20, 1947, beginning a legacy of faith and commitment to God and one another that would last a lifetime. God took...
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Dolores D. Wood

December 19, 1926 - January 15, 2018

Dolores Dressel Wood was escorted into Heaven to be with the Lord on Monday Jan 15.She was the beloved wife of William (Bill) Wood for 72 years. Born the first time December 19, 1926 and the second time September 16, 1962, Dolores was the mother of 4 devoted children, grandmother of 11, and great-grandmother of 10.Growing up in Columbus, Ohio and an avid Buckeye fan all her life, she enjoyed...
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Ruby B. Sims

February 12, 1927 - January 15, 2018

Due to inclement weather, the service for Ruby Sims has been rescheduled for Friday, January 19, 2018.-----Ruby B. Sims passed away with her husband by her side on January 15, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Raleigh and Mary Burchette. Ruby was a fun-loving person with a wonderful sense of humor. She was married to the love of her life, Mark A. Sims, for 40 years. She was a dedicated...
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Alvin Allendser Forest,

July 31, 1930 - January 14, 2018

Alvin A. "Buddy" Forest, Jr., widower of Evelyn T. Forest, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2018. He was born July 31, 1930 in Walhalla, SC, son of the late Alvin A. Forest, Sr. and the late Julia Campbell Forest. He is survived by two daughters, Lynne F. Phillips (Ralph Cooper) and Cheryl F. Perkins (Paul); three grandchildren, Andrew Perkins, Allen Perkins and Emily Jeffords (Jason); and...
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Alvin Allendser Forest,

July 30, 1930 - January 14, 2018

Alvin A. "Buddy" Forest, Jr., widower of Evelyn T. Forest, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2018. He was born July 31, 1930 in Walhalla, SC, son of the late Alvin A. Forest, Sr. and the late Julia Campbell Forest. He is survived by two daughters, Lynne F. Phillips (Ralph Cooper) and Cheryl F. Perkins (Paul); three grandchildren, Andrew Perkins, Allen Perkins and Emily Jeffords (Jason); and...
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Barbara Lynch

January 19, 1947 - January 10, 2018

Barbara Ann Lynch, 70, was called home to be with the Lord on January 10, 2018. She is survived by her husband of forty-eight years, Kenneth Wayne Lynch; two daughters: Jennifer Lynch Headley (Evert) and Joanna Mae Lynch; grandson, Samuel Tyrrell Headley; brother, William Nichols; sister, Sandra Nichols Nagle and numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara was born in Chester, PA to the late Harold...
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Sharon Hall

July 31, 1950 - January 10, 2018

Sharon Small HallSharon Hall passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, she lived in Greenville with her husband, Curtis M. Hall, for 22 years.She is survived by her husband of 45 years, her daughter Katrina and son Kyle, and daughter-in-law Morgane.She was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend.The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 13,...
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Clarence Winton Harris

August 12, 1934 - January 8, 2018

Clarence Winton Harris, 83, of Greenville, SC passed away on January 8, 2018 with his family by his side. He was the son of the late Lonnie Harris and Gussie Lucille Harris Sauls.Clarence was married to the love of his life, Helen Jane Harris, for 62 years. He was a member of Earle Street Baptist Church for over 19 years. He served his country proudly in the Navy and the Naval Reserves. He...
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Daniel C. Granados

August 3, 1945 - January 7, 2018

Daniel C. Granados, 72, of Greenville, SC passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018.Born in San Jose, CA, he was the son of the late Cipriano Cosmo Granados and Eugenia Guardado Granados. He enjoyed coaching high school sports, including basketball and softball. Dan worked for 40 years at Sears as a sales associate. He was an active member at Edwards Road Baptist Church, including sports ministry.Dan...
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Catherine Barbara Wrobel

December 25, 1936 - January 6, 2018

Catherine Barbara Wrobel, 81, of Greenville, SC passed away on January 6, 2017 with her family by her side. She was the daughter of the late John and Anna Almeter.Catherine was a devoted wife to William "Bill" Wrobel, and they were married for 60 years. She was also a devoted member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Greenville for 15 years.Catherine was an encouraging person that lifted...
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Robert J. Vance

August 13, 1937 - January 4, 2018

Robert James Vance of Greenville, SC, passed away on January 4, 2018, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. He was born August 13, 1937, in Cleveland, Tennessee, to William H. Vance and America Mae Golden. He attended Bradley Central High School. At nineteen in Cleveland, Ohio, at Madison Avenue Baptist Church, he came to know the Lord as his Savior...
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Karen Schultz Alexander

April 18, 1946 - January 3, 2018

Karen Schultz Alexander, age 71, of Greenville, SC, died peacefully Wednesday evening, January 3, 2018, at McCall Hospice House, with her son by her side.Born April 18, 1946, in Alton, IL, she was the daughter of the late Norman Henry Schultz, Sr. and the late Marie (Jackson) Schultz and sister to the late Norman Henry Schultz, Jr. Before Karen began grade school, the Schultz family moved to...
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Glenn Patrick Sawicki

March 17, 1965 - January 1, 2018

Glenn Patrick Sawicki, 52, of Greer, SC passed away on January 1, 2018. He was the son of John and Rose Sawicki of Pittsburgh, PA.Glenn was well-known in the Greenville community as the owner of Saffron’s; he was a true humanitarian who supported many local organizations including Centre Stage and Warehouse Theater where he served as a board member for both theaters for many years. Saffron...
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Elizabeth Ann Ross

February 13, 1941 - January 1, 2018

Elizabeth Ann Crowe Ross, 76, of Anderson, SC joined her Heavenly Father and soul mate, James “Jim” Ross on Monday, January 1, 2018.Ann was born, February 13, 1941 in Anderson, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Malcolm L. Crowe, Sr. and Gladys Wright Crowe.Ann was retired from Coldwell Banker Caine Commercial Real Estate. She was the manager of commercial services and...
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Sophia Christine Dean

September 10, 1951 - December 30, 2017

Sophia Dean, a long-time resident of South Carolina, died Saturday the 30th of December, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.Sophia was born in 1951 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and lived much of her life in Zephyrhills, Florida. As a single mother, Sophia managed to earn her Associates of Science degree in Nursing at Greenville Technical College in 1990. She spent the remainder of her career...
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Paul Bryan Black

June 21, 1934 - December 30, 2017

Mr. Paul Bryan Black passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. An educator, wisecracker, friend-to-strangers, husband, father, grandfather, great -grandfather, and baby brother to five siblings, he was born June 21, 1934 to Benjamin Black and Mae Black in Greenwood, SC.Paul's father was a Methodist minister who traveled the state and taught him devotion to the Lord, gentleness, compassion...
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Mildred Buchanan

November 2, 1929 - December 30, 2017

Mildred Chandler Buchanan, 88 of Greenville passed away on Saturday December 30, 2017. Born in Greenville on November 2, 1929 she was the daughter of Love and Annie Chandler and loving wife of Cecil Buchanan. She was predeceased by her two brothers Lewis and the Reverend Leon Chandler. In addition to her husband she is survived by her two sons, David (Judie) and Tim (Catherine) Buchanan and 3...
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Dennis Dwight Sides

November 29, 1938 - December 28, 2017

Dennis Dwight Sides, 79, went to heaven on December 28, 2017. He was born in Greenville, SC, to the late John Alvin Sides and Mattie Greene. Dennis was a proud graduate of Parker High School, North Greenville College and Furman University where he was part of the golf team and a member of KA fraternity; in 2014 he was inducted into the KA Court of Honor. While in school he served twice in the US...
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Sally Margaret Davis

July 14, 1924 - December 25, 2017

Sally Margaret Davis, 93, a resident of The Gardens at Eastside, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2017. She was born in Wilmington, NC, to the late Stephen Johnston and Sallie Gertrude Carroll Johnston.She is survived by daughter, Margaret Weaver (Nelson) of Summerville, SC; son, Ted Davis (Debby) of Lyman, SC; daughter, Fran Sembert (George) of Greensboro, NC; son, Tim Davis (Sharon) of...
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Judith Pederson Bayne

September 16, 1931 - December 25, 2017

Judith P. Bayne, a long-time resident of the Southern Oak Assistant Living, died on Monday, December 25, 2017. She was born in Big Timber, Montana to the late John Pederson and Christine Evje.She is survived by her good friend, Mary White. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Ray W. Bayne.In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Woodside Baptist Church, 301 Woodside Ave,...
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Kevin Ragsdale

March 29, 1956 - December 23, 2017

Kevin Ragsdale, 61, died at his home on Saturday, December 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife Kathy Ragsdale, and two sisters: Sandra Sweezy and Dianne Hensley.Kevin was born in Greenville, SC to the late Eugene C. Ragsdale and Sarah Ellen Bridges. He was predeceased by one sister, Carolyn Porterfield.The Committal service will be held at 3:30 pm on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Mountain Creek...
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Evalyn A. Carter

October 18, 1942 - December 23, 2017

Evalyn Andrews Carter of Greenville, SC went to be with the Lord on December 23, 2017. She was 75 years of age. Evalyn is the daughter of Albert Grady and Madeira Andrews. She is the youngest of three sisters, Henri Nell Andrews Bertschin of McDonough, GA and Alberteen Andrews Anderson of Seneca, SC. Evalyn was born and raised in Toccoa, GA (Stephens County) where she and her husband Royce...
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Vimalaben Sushilaben H. Patel

February 25, 1933 - December 22, 2017

A funeral service will be held in the Chapel at The Mackey Mortuary on Sunday, December 24, 2017 from 9:30-11:00am.
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Stewart Custer

April 1, 1931 - December 20, 2017

Stewart Custer, 86, of Greenville, SC passed away on December 20, 2017.Stewart Custer was a Father, preacher, teacher, planetarium director, and writer. He led Christ oriented tours to the Holy Land to walk where Jesus walked. Stewart Custer led by example. He was a child of God and wanted to share the love of God with everyone he met. Courage, dedication and determination were hallmarks of his...
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Vera Lane Griffin

December 28, 1922 - December 20, 2017

Vera Lane Griffin, 95, of Greenville, SC went to be with the Lord on December 20, 2017. She was the daughter of the late D. B. Verdin, Sr. and Annie McAbee Verdin. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville.Vera grew up in Five Forks Community. From her parents, she inherited a love of music and, from a young age, she mastered piano playing. She earned degrees in music from...
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Gautam Shah

March 13, 1945 - December 19, 2017

Gautam Shah passed away unexpectedly on December 19, 2017, at the age of 72 years.A native of Jamnagar, Gujarat, India, Gautam attended Michigan Tech University and graduated with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. He later obtained an MBA from Indiana State University. He worked at Hercules in Terre Haute, IN before establishing a prolific career at Cryovac in Duncan, South...
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Michael George Jensen

July 26, 1938 - December 19, 2017

Michael George Jensen, 79, of Greenville, SC passed away on December 19, 2017 from Gioblastoma multiforme.Born in Orange, NJ, Mike was the son of the late Axel Georg Jensen and Florence Grace Hodge Jensen. He proudly served in the US Navy nuclear submarine program for twenty-two years, working his way from enlisted to retiring as Commander USN. Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree in...
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Jack P. Davis

December 26, 1920 - December 16, 2017

Jack P. Davis, 96, of Greenville, husband of Sarah M. Davis died Saturday, December 16, 2017.Born in Flint, MI. he was a son of the late Victor P. and Mollie Kaufman Davis.Jack attended The Citadel and was co-owner of Kaufman Davis Auto Parts. He also served as Past president of S.C. Automotive Jobbers Association and Greenville Automotive Jobbers Association. He was an advisor at Greenville Tech...
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Barbara Cheryl Hardeman

October 29, 1943 - December 15, 2017

Barbara Cheryl Hardeman passed away Friday, December 15, 2017, in peace surrounded by the love of her family. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Isaac Barnes and Evelyn Jeffries Barnes. She was an extraordinary wife, mother, daughter, and friend.Barbara is survived by her husband, Ralph Hardeman; daughter, Callie Guicherd (Thibault); brother, Joseph Barnes (Toby); two grandchildren:...
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Margaret Elliott Bell

November 3, 1930 - December 15, 2017

Margaret Elliot Bell, age 87, went to meet the Lord on Friday morning, December the 15th, 2017.Margaret enjoyed a 27-year career as an educator, retiring from the Greenville County School System. Along with her passion for children she enjoyed bird watching and especially loved Bluebirds.Margaret or “Ma’’ as she was known by her grandchildren was born in Greenville SC. Raised by...
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Barbara Lugene Davidson

September 27, 1932 - December 15, 2017

Barbara Lugene Davidson, 85, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2017. She was born in Greenville, SC to the late Edgar H. Davidson and Rosa Lee Styles Davidson. Barbara was a graduate of Parker High School and retired from American Spinning Mill. She was a long time member of Park Place Baptist Church.She is survived by three sisters: Patsy D. Davidson, Joann Miller (Leland) and Vickie R....
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Dorothy Gold

September 11, 1920 - December 14, 2017

Dorothy Gold, 97, passed away on Thursday evening, December 14th, in the home she’d lived in and loved for 55 years. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Harry and Freda Podolsky, she was charged with looking after her younger sister, Eleanor, and baby brother, Jerome, from the age of seven, the beginning of a life committed to caring for others. Competent, efficient, self-educated and cultured, her...
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Terrance LeRoy Krueger

July 23, 1941 - December 13, 2017

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Elizabeth W. Croft

June 14, 1948 - December 9, 2017

Elizabeth Watson "Beth" Croft, 69, died December 9, 2017, at her home. Born in Batesburg, SC on June 14, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Elizabeth R Watson.She was a graduate from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Education, and MA in Early Childhood Education from Furman University. She taught Elementary Education with Greenville County Schools for 10...
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Sandra Ann Windey

November 15, 1943 - December 5, 2017

Sandra Ann Windey, 74, of Greenville, SC passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017.Born in Rochester, NH, she was the daughter of the late Katherine Guay of Dover, NH. She was a long-time employee of Action Communications in Mauldin SC, and Capri's of Mauldin. She was kind to everyone.She is survived by her loving husband, Michael E. Windey, Sr.; her sons, Christopher Windey and Mike Windey, Jr. ...
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Michael Elwood Barnes

May 3, 1949 - December 2, 2017

Mike "Bubba" Barnes passed away early Saturday morning, December 2, 2017.For those that knew Mike, knew his larger-than-life personality. His big smile, bear hugs, and loud laugh always filled the room; but nothing compared to his huge heart. He was a lover of life… and his life was his family and friends. When we think of Mike, we think of him sitting on the back of the boat...
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William Horton

July 4, 1938 - December 2, 2017

William Hickson Horton died on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC.Born July 4, 1938, in Augusta, Georgia, he was the son Wilbur and Tallie Horton. A graduate of Furman University, he captained both the varsity football and baseball teams his senior year.During his professional career, he served as Vice President of Human Resources atLucas, CAV, and at Sagem,...
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Carolyn Virginia Duncan

January 30, 1925 - December 2, 2017

Carolyn Thompson Duncan, 92, of Greenville went to be with her Lord on December 2, 2017. Born in Brooklyn Md. she was the daughter of Frank and Virginia Boyer. She is survived by daughters Carolyn Flanary and Sharon (Don) Brandt of Greenville, Deborah (Robert) Harris of Spartanburg, a sister, Katherine Carroll of Md.; a brother, Charles Boyer of Delaware; 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren,...
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Douglas Frere Caffery

March 17, 1995 - December 2, 2017

Douglas Frere Caffery, beloved son of Bill and Colleen Caffery of Mount Pleasant, SC, died Friday, December 2nd in Greenville, SC. He was hit by a car crossing the street near his new apartment. Doug is survived by his parents, his younger sister Molly, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and his three older brothers: Captain William J. Caffery, Jr., USA, at Ft. Belvoir, VA; Dexter Alexander Caffery, of Salt...
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Charles Hampton Bolt

June 12, 1931 - December 1, 2017

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Shirley Merritt

November 23, 1935 - November 30, 2017

Shirley Ann King Merritt, widow of James Tarence Merritt, slipped away peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, November 30th, 2017. Shirley, daughter of the late James Rufus King and Juanita Bishop King, was born in Greenville, SC on November 23, 1935. She was a graduate of Parker High School 1953 and also a graduate of the Greenville Hospital School of Nursing class...
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Jeff D. Bramlett

July 21, 1931 - November 29, 2017

Jeff D Bramlett J.r, 86, went home to be with his Heavenly Father and Lord on November 28, 2017.Jeff was born in Greenville, SC to Jeff D Bramlett Sr. and Ruby Kelly on July 21, 1931.Jeff was the beloved husband to Ollie Clark Bramlett for 66 years and “dad” to his furry friend Sassie for 7 years. He was father to his loving children who predeceased him, Debra Marie Jones, Kelly...
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Jay Barber

January 29, 1973 - November 28, 2017

Jay Dee Barber, 44, of 2748 West Georgia Road, Piedmont, SC, passed away on November 28, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.Jay Dee was born January 29, 1973 in El Paso, Texas the first child of Charles Evert and Debra (McAllister) Barber.Jay Dee had two loves: Family and country. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and nature. He was fun loving and had a kind soul. He was also a member of the...
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Johnny James Petropoulos

December 3, 1953 - November 24, 2017

Johnny James Petropoulos, Jr. (Jimmy), 63, of Greenville, SC passed away on November 24, 2017 due to a sudden illness.Born in Greenville, he was a son of Dorothea Dillard and the late Johnny James Petropoulos.He was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, an officer of AHEPA Chapter 242, and active with both the Greenville Greek Festival and the Scottswood Homeowners Association. He was...
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Anne McKoy Parks

June 18, 1925 - November 22, 2017

Anne McKoy Parks, 92, went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Anne went peacefully in her sleep at home. Anne was married to Dewey Wheeler Parks, Jr. for 56 years making their home in Greenville. She and Dewey had two sons Dewey McKoy "Mac" Parks (Anna Shepard Parks) and William B. Parks, both of Greenville. Her cherished Grandson Timothy McKoy Parks (son of Mac...
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Edna Marjorie Heicher

November 7, 1921 - November 20, 2017

Edna Butts Heicher, 96, went to heaven on Monday, November 20, 2017. She was surrounded by her family. Edna was dedicated to her family and a longtime member of John Knox Presbyterian church. She was born in Alma, IL to the late Ben E. Butts and Grace Copple Butts.Surviving are daughter in law, Linda Heicher; three grandchildren: David Heicher (Ariel), Amy Heicher (John Lincoln) and Carrie...
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Barbara Anne Cowgill

February 7, 1938 - November 19, 2017

Barbara transitioned from this life into the presence of her Lord on November 19, 2017. Those fortunate enough to know her recognized what a dear friend and family member she was. Barbara, a devoted mother and grandmother, is survived by daughter Kimberly Ann Cowgill, Kim's daughters Ann-Frances (16) and Ruth (13), and son Kent Christopher Cowgill, his wife Lisa Cowgill and their children Matthew...
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Robert Morris Wood

March 29, 1938 - November 17, 2017

Bob (Bob) Morris Wood, Sr.Greenville, SCBob M. Wood, Sr. of Greenville passed away Nov. 17, 2017, at the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, S.C. Born March 29, 1938, in Lawrenceville, Ga., Bob grew up in Tucker, Ga. The son of Robert Oren Wood and Evelyn Townsend Wood, Bob graduated from Tucker High School and attended Washington University in St. Louis. Although he grew up in a Christian home...
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June Wise Smith

April 9, 1922 - November 15, 2017

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Alton Dacus Bainbridge

August 8, 1972 - November 13, 2017

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Barbara Thompson

January 24, 1941 - November 13, 2017

Barbara transitioned from this life into the presence of her Lord on November 13, 2017. Those fortunate enough to know her recognized, through her hospitality to others, that she was a servant of Christ. Barbara, the woman with an infectious and loving smile, is survived by Dan, her husband of 54 years. Also surviving Barbara, are a son, Daniel Thompson, daughters Laura Boukedes (Darryl) and...
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Laura Parkison Fayssoux

April 10, 1942 - November 11, 2017

Laura Parkison Fayssoux, age 75, passed away at her home in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday, November 11, 2017 where she had recently moved from Hernando, Mississippi. She was born on April 10, 1942 in Panola County, Mississippi to the late A.G. Parkison and Clara Mae Parkison. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, James Rivers Parkison. She was a...
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Margaret Steede Channel

September 17, 1931 - November 10, 2017

Margaret Steede Channel, 86, of Greenville went to be with the Lord on November 10, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Glenn and Iredelle Steede.Margaret was a graduate of Bob Jones Academy and attended Bob Jones University. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelors in Music. Margaret taught voice, organ, and piano for many years. She was also a certified teacher and taught...
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Samuel Don Durbin

September 23, 2000 - November 8, 2017

Samuel Don Durbin On Thursday November 9th 2017 we lost our Sammy. Sam was the kind of person that made you feel welcome. He always had a smile on his face, and a warmth that was infectious. He loved music and always had his Dad and Grandpas records playing. He loved his family and friends. He was a quick witted, and funny guy that loved to laugh, and enjoyed the laughter of others. He...
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Laura Brewster Edwards

August 24, 1960 - November 4, 2017

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Alicia Iona Olson

April 29, 1926 - November 2, 2017

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Linda G. Loftis

August 24, 1945 - November 1, 2017

Linda G. Loftis, 72, of Greenville, SC, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All Saints Day).Born in Greenville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Judge John S. Loftis and Eva Welborn Loftis and was a graduate of Wingate College. Linda was a member of Berea First Baptist Church where she served as secretary for many years. She retired from North Hills Medical Center.Surviving are her brother, J....
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Bettina Duterte

June 6, 1957 - October 30, 2017

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Gary Charles Phillips

September 11, 1954 - October 29, 2017

Gary Charles Phillips passed away on October 29, 2017. He was the son of William Alvin Phillips and Florine Gilstrap Phillips, born in Greer, SC. Gary is survived by his father William Alvin Phillips; two sons: Jason Phillips and Jordan Phillips; a brother, Billy Phillips. He was a member of East North Street Baptist Church. Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm at...
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Ratilal Patel

February 5, 1943 - October 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Elan Morrison

July 24, 1968 - October 28, 2017

Elan Baglini Morrison passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 28th, 2017, in peace surrounded by the love of her family. In her short but full life, she was devoted to her family, especially her husband and children. She and her husband Kirk met at Marple Newtown High School and went on to receive degrees from Shippensburg University where she was an active member of Alpha Sigma Tau. They had...
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Florence L. Panagakos

May 2, 1931 - October 27, 2017

Florence Panagakos fell asleep in the Lord on October 27, 2017 surrounded by her family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She loved her family, friends, and church members both at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral and Parkwood Baptist Church. She will be most remembered sitting on her front porch with her dog Honey, waving a greeting with a friendly “hello” to all who...
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Florence L. Panagakos

May 2, 1931 - October 27, 2017

Florence Panagakos fell asleep in the Lord on October 27, 2017 surrounded by her family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She loved her family, friends, and church members both at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral and Parkwood Baptist Church. She will be most remembered sitting on her front porch with her dog Honey, waving a greeting with a friendly “hello” to all who...
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James Tribble Pearce

September 21, 1948 - October 26, 2017

James Tribble Pearce, Jr., passed away peacefully in his sleep. Jim was the eldest child of the late James Tribble Pearce and Ellis Anderson Pearce. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother William McFall Pearce. He is survived by his two sons, James Butler Pearce (Caroline) and William Burnet Pearce (Elysia), his grandchildren Jackson Peden Pearce and Skyler Bevan Pearce, and his sister...
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Deborah Lollis

August 10, 1953 - October 25, 2017

Deborah Stone Lollis, 64, of Greer, wife of Larry Lollis, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.Born in Greenville, Debbie was the oldest child of the late James Aaron and Henrietta Howell Stone.Debbie’s most treasured accomplishment was being a wife and mother. She spent the first part of her career working with the elderly as a social worker and a nursing home...
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Daniel Keith Rebman

September 2, 1986 - October 24, 2017

Daniel Keith Rebman Jr. passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 2, 1986 in Orlando, Florida to Dan and Tess Rebman. “Keith” was an avid sportsman and participated in many outdoor activities and shooting competitions. At the age of 14, he won the silver medal for men’s air pistol in the 2000 National Junior Olympics. Keith...
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Agnes Maxine Bate

December 11, 1925 - October 23, 2017

Agnes Maxine Clapp Bate of Taylors passed away on October 23, 2017. She was married to the late Rev. Oscar O. Bate for 56 years, and was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Ella Mae Clapp.Agnes was a long-time member of Hampton Park Baptist Church. She was a pastor’s wife for 25 years, serving faithfully at Sunnyside Community Church in North Rose, NY. She was a devoted wife, mother,...
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Jane Matthews Peck

February 23, 1932 - October 23, 2017

It is with sadness that the family of Bennie Jane Peck, known to friends as Jane, announce her passing on Monday, October 23, 2017, at the age of 85. Jane was born February 23, 1932, on her parents’ fourth anniversary, in Concord, North Carolina. Jane made her debut in Raleigh in 1952 and after completing a year at Stratford College in Danville, Virginia, she married Nicholas Peck on...
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Anna Katherine Armitage

November 13, 1939 - October 15, 2017

Anna Katherine (Akin) ArmitageNovember 13, 1939 - October 15, 2017Sunday morning sunrise also came with a sunset. Anna Katherine was born in Dodge County, GA, to Emmit Mitchell Akin and Muriel Frances (Shackelford) Akin, and lived the first half of her life in Perry, GA. She moved to Greenville SC in 1986 and lived there until her death.A 1957 graduate of Perry High School, she received her AB...
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Max Dekalb Campbell

December 26, 1927 - October 14, 2017

Max Dekalb Campbell went home to be with the Lord Jesus on October 14, 2017 after a short illness. He was born to the late Ernest P. and Emma S. Campbell on November 26, 1927.He is survived by daughters Kathy Elvington (Sam) and Beth Ward (Tim), granddaughter Meredith Ward, and several nieces and nephews.He is predeceased by his loving wife Betty Campbell, son Ernie Campbell, and sisters Geneva...
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Sarah Fellwock

February 9, 1940 - October 12, 2017

Sarah Gaines Fellwock, 77, beloved wife of Leo Fellwock for fifty-five years, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 12, 2017.Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Joseph William and Minnie Hamilton Gaines. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Gaines Bryant, and a brother, William Kenneth Gaines.Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a brother, Rev. Ted...
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John Wendell Wilkie

March 2, 1938 - October 11, 2017

John Wendell Wilkie, 79, of Greenville, passed away at home on October 11, 2017. He was a member of Pelham Road Baptist Church.John is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Harriette Christmas Wilkie; his son, George Wilkie; his grandson, Brannon Wilkie; his granddaughter, Allison Wilkie; and his great-granddaughter, Madison.He is predeceased by his son, Anthony Wayne Wilkie.A funeral service...
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Clarence Niles Ray

October 17, 1935 - October 10, 2017

C. Niles Ray, who was one week shy of 82, of Greenville, South Carolina, died at home on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.Niles was born in New York City on October 17, 1935. He was the elder of two sons of Beulah and Clarence Niles Ray. After Niles’s father died when he was about ten, he, his younger brother Joel, and his mother moved from Jackson Heights, New York, to Asheville, North Carolina...
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Larry Hearn McCalla

September 29, 1923 - October 10, 2017

Dr. Larry Hearn McCalla died on October 10, 2017 at age 94. He was born in Greenville, SC. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. McCalla. He was a 1940 graduate of Greenville High School, and a 1943 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wofford College. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1947 and served his surgical residency at Baylor University Hospital in Houston, Texas...
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Ernest Carswell

July 27, 1935 - October 8, 2017

Dr. Carswell was born July 27, 1935, in Americus, Georgia, and grew up in nearby Quitman. He was the son of the late Ernest L. Carswell, Sr. and Kara Kathleen Borders Carswell. He faith­fully served as pastor of Tay­lors First Baptist Church for twenty-eight years, from 1972–2000. Under his lead­ership the church grew to become one of the most mis­sion–minded and...
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Jeremy Zuill Hill

June 16, 1978 - October 7, 2017

USMC Veteran, Jeremy Zuill Hill, 39, of Taylors, SC, went to be with the Lord on October 7, 2017. He passed away suddenly at home due to a heart attack. He was the beloved husband of Stephanie Woernle Hill and father of daughter Felicity Bella Hill and son William Carlton Hill.In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by paternal grandparents, Billy Carlton and Betty Jo Hill and...
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Rebekah Jane DONALD

March 30, 1931 - October 6, 2017

Rebekah (Becky) Buckner Donald widow of Ernest W. (Bill) Donald died Friday, October 6, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born March 30, 1931 to the late Levi Newton and Hettie Inez Guthrie Buckner.Becky was a Greenville native and graduated from Greenville High School. She was retired from White Insurance Agency after 42 years of service.She was a lifetime member of Pendleton Street Baptist...
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Rachel Sanders Merritt

November 25, 1927 - October 5, 2017

Rachel Sanders Merritt passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was the widow of Carl F. Merritt, Sr. She was the daughter of the late John Henry and Leona Sanders. Rachel was a faithful member Bethesda United Methodist Church for 67 years where she served on administrative Board as the Treasurer for many years. Rachel was also the Sunday School Teacher of the Irene...
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John Augustus Dilworth

September 4, 1931 - October 4, 2017

After a lengthy illness, John A. Dilworth passed away on October 4, 2017. He is remembered with great love, honor, and respect by his wife of 61 years, Marie F. Dilworth, and daughter, Amy Dilworth Gabel, and son-in-law Randy W. Gabel. John was born in Atlantic City, NJ on September 4, 1931. Following high school graduation, he joined the Navy where he worked with the weather service in Hawaii....
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Lyndon Stovall

November 12, 1946 - October 4, 2017

Lyndon B. Stovall, 70, of Simpsonville, husband of Susie C. Stovall died Wednesday, October 4, 2017.Born in Loup City, NE, he was a son of the late Marvin and Beryl Parker Stovall. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in civil engineering. Lyndon served in the U.S. Navy on Guam as a Lieutenant JG during the Vietnam War. He retired from Greenville Water System after 33...
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Clarence Steele Bowen

January 3, 1935 - October 4, 2017

Dr. Clarence Steele Bowen, Jr., “Doc” born on January 3, 1935, Taylors, SC, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack on October 4th, 2017. He is predeceased by parents Clarence Steele Bowen and Janie Bob (Gaston) Bowen. He is survived by sons Ross Bowen (Liliana) of Minnetonka, MN and Richard Bowen (Carolyn) of Peachtree City, GA, grandchildren Zack Bowen and Kyle Bowen of...
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James Edward Barry

September 12, 1943 - October 4, 2017

Mr. James E. Barry, 74, loving husband to his wife of 47 years H. Michele Barry and father of Christopher J Barry, passed away on 10/04/2017.Jim was born in Los Angeles on September 12, 1943 and later moved with his family and grew up in Sacramento California. He attended UC Davis where he earned a degree in civil engineering. After college Jim joined the United States Navy and became a U.S. Navy...
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Ilene Porter Hunnicutt

November 5, 1923 - October 4, 2017

Ilene Porter Hunnicutt of Easley, SC Passed away on October 4, 2017. She was born in Pickens, SC to the late Claude Eugene Porter and Sophie Connelly Porter. She is survived by her son Michael L. Hunnicutt and daughter-in- law Patti Hunnicutt; grandsons: Phillip E. Hunnicutt, Jr., M. Scott Hunnicutt (Jeanene), and A. Brent Hunnicutt (Lisa); Granddaughter, Shannon L. Collins (Steve); sisters: Pat...
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Catherine Ann Jeter

August 13, 1945 - September 30, 2017

Catherine Ann Jordan Jeter, 72, of Greenville, passed away at home surrounded by her family on September 30, 2017. She was the daughter of the late C. G. and Thelma Jordan of Greenville, and the step-daughter of the late Bob Wood of Greenville. Catherine Ann’s pride and joy was her husband, children, family, and friends. She was a strong woman who fought a courageous twelve-year battle...
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Fred Clinton King

December 23, 1934 - September 26, 2017

Fred C. King, Jr., 82, of 80 Magnolia Crest Drive, was called home on September 26, 2017. He was widowed by his wife, June Aycock King, after spending over 60 wonderful years together.Mr. King was the son of the late Jessie Tripp Nelson and step-dad, Cecil H. Nel­son, Sr., formerly of River­side Drive, Greenville.He retired from North Greenville College in Tiger­ville, and later from...
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Richard H. Crooks

December 17, 1937 - September 26, 2017

Dr. Richard Hughey Crooks went into the ever­lasting arms on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. He was born December 17, 1937 in Greenville, South Carolina. He was the son of Dr. Job Hughey Crooks of Pomaria, South Carolina and Edith Wilde Crooks of Budapest, Hungary. He was a graduate of Greenville High School, class of 1955. He finished Furman Uni­versity in three years then graduated from...
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Louise Louise Gilstrap

January 21, 1937 - September 26, 2017

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Clyde Virginia Douglass Harper

May 17, 1929 - September 25, 2017

Clyde Virginia Douglass Harper of Greenville, South Carolina died on September 25, 2017.The only child of Reverend John Jordan Douglass and Martha Taylor Douglass, Virginia was born in Furches, North Carolina. She was predeceased in death by her loving husband of 70 years, John Manning Harper, Junior, as well as, her oldest son, John Manning Harper, III.She is survived by her 3 children, Judith ...
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William James Britt

January 6, 1941 - September 24, 2017

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Gudrun Bannen-Todd

March 12, 1927 - September 21, 2017

Gudrun G. A. (Didda) Bannen-Todd, 90, passed away on September 21, 2017 at her residence in the Foothills Retirement Community of Easley. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, on March 12, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Gudmundur Albertsson and Gudny Gudmundsdottir and was educated at schools in Iceland and Amsterdam, Holland. Didda spoke five languages, a talent which served her well as a ground...
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Helen Doris CHATMAN

May 2, 1931 - September 20, 2017

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