Mackey Mortuary Funerals and Cremations

When the time comes for you to plan a funeral, it helps to work with someone you can trust to take care of what needs to be done...the way you want to do it. That's what we have to offer you whether you're planning ahead for your own funeral service or taking care of someone you love. Because Mackey Mortuary Funerals and Cremations has been serving the Greenville area since 1872, we can offer you comfort in knowing other families have been embracing us for generations. You can be assured that our reputation for customer service is excellent. We realize the importance of everyone's personal wishes and traditions and will work with you to create the funeral experience you want - from traditional services to anything that is possible today. You can be assured that we can take care of any cultural and religious expectations you may have. Our funeral arrangers are experienced and compassionate professionals who will listen to what you have to say and take pride in making sure each and every detail is handled with care for you and your family. We are also proud to offer you the Enduring Memories® Video Booth so you, your family and friends can create a lasting tribute for yourselves and others to remember. More information is provided below. Finally, we believe you'll find our funeral home facility to be beautiful, spacious and easy to find. From our 300-seat chapel to our more intimate family rooms, our facility was designed with your family's comfort and convenience in mind. Many find our courtyard with a three-tiered fountain an ideal place for quiet contemplation. We even provide an LCD projector, drop-down screen and computer presentation capabilities in our chapel if you choose to use it. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and give you a tour of Mackey Mortuary Funerals and Cremations. You'll find us conveniently located at Interstate 385 and North Pleasantburg Drive. There will be plenty of parking availability when you arrive.


Our Obituaries

Barbara G. Hall

March 19, 1965 - August 30, 2014

Barbara Gunter Hall, 49, went home to be with Christ on August 30, 2014 in Greenville, SC. She lost her courageous battle with brain cancer.Barbara was born in Sanford, NC in 1965 to Luke and Betty Jo Gunter. Her friends and family remember her as someone who was always cheerful, kind, and sweet and a friend to all. She always had a song in her heart and a smile on her face. She was a graduate of...
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Clyde Morgan Murphy

July 7, 1924 - August 29, 2014

Clyde Morgan Murphy, 90, wife of the late Wales Murphy, passed away August 29, 2014.Born in Morristown, TN she was the daughter of the late Lawson and Rose Morgan. Clyde was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruth, Catherine, Edna, Mary, and Frances.A longtime resident of Taylors, Clyde moved to the Sterling House of Greer 10 years ago....
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Polly L. BRIDWELL

May 15, 1931 - August 27, 2014

Polly Long Bridwell, 91, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 after a brief illness. She was the widow of Ansel L. “Ace” Bridwell.A native of Greenville, she was the daughter of Paul R. and Flora Mae Long and the last surviving member of her immediate family.Mrs. Bridwell was a member of Earle Street Baptist Church.She is survived by a daughter Cheryl Helms (Mike), a...
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Patricia Cross Smith

March 10, 1931 - August 25, 2014

Patricia Cross Smith, 83, passed away peacefully August 25, 2014.Born March 10, 1931 in Hugo, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Leamon Clark Cross and Clara Brown Cross and sister to the late Donald Clark Cross.Patricia was a loving mother, teacher, and friend. Her energy and enthusiasm were the envy of everyone she knew. She loved people and made friends wherever she went and she went...
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Marsha Sorensen

July 21, 1940 - August 22, 2014

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Louie A. CLAYTON

September 5, 1923 - August 22, 2014

Louie A. Clayton, 90, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014.Born in Greer, he was a son of the late Belvin and Lynn Morrow Clayton.He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in textile engineering and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He was a member of John Knox Presbyterian Church and retired from Diamond Wire Spring.He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Ida Long...
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Nancy Louise Brigham

August 18, 1938 - August 19, 2014

Nancy Hopkins Brigham, 76, a lifelong resident of Greenville, passed away August 19, 2014.Born in Greenville she was the daughter of the late J.C. Hopkins and Louise S. Hopkins. Nancy graduated from Greenville High School in 1956. She attended Furman University, Converse College and was a graduate of Draughon’s Business School.Nancy began as a medical secretary at Liberty Life Insurance...
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Nora Alice Brown

October 19, 1932 - August 17, 2014

Nora Findley Brown went to be with Our Lord on August 17, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband, Warren Leroy Brown, and two sons Randall Brown and Gerald Brown. She is survived by two sons: Michael Brown and wife Laura and granddaughters Stephanie Brown Martin and Natalie Brown Hagins and a great-granddaughter Madeline Kate Martin; and Timothy Brown and family.Nora retired after 44 years...
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Edward Harold Walters

December 16, 1930 - August 14, 2014

Edward Harold Walters, Sr., 83, husband of the late Eleanor Walters, passed away August 14, 2014.Born in Flemington, NJ, he was the son of the late Jack and Mildred Walters.He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Worcester CL-144. He was awarded the Around the World Medal during the Korean War.Mr. Ed was a member of Raritan Township and Flemington Borough Fire Departments. He was one of the...
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Delia Sutherland Gaffney

December 19, 1920 - August 12, 2014

Delia Sutherland Gaffney, 93, widow of Richard Morgan Gaffney, Sr., passed away August 12, 2014.Daughter of the late Harry Ingersoll Sutherland and Clara Harmon Sutherland, Delia was born in West Helena, Arkansas and grew up in Marion, South Carolina. She attended Limestone College where she trained as a stenographer. She came to Greenville after college and worked for Liberty Life in the...
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Harry Kenneth Dicely

February 10, 1920 - August 1, 2014

Harry Kenneth Dicely, 94, of Greenville, died Friday, August 01, 2014. Born in Lancaster, PA he was the only child of the late Ralph and Mary Carolis Dicely. He attended Franklin & Marshall College and graduated in 1943 from Drexel Institute of Technology with a degree in chemical engineering. He was an Air Force Veteran of WWII. In 1946 he married Bonnie Bolt O’Shields in...
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Maxie Ray Prince

October 12, 1932 - August 1, 2014

Maxie Ray Prince, 81, of Albany, GA died Friday, Aug. 2, 2014. Born in Edgefield County he had resided in Albany, GA since 1997 moving from Nashville, GA. He was retired from AMOCO Textiles as manager of specialty products. He had served in the National Guard during the Korean War and was of the Baptist Faith.Survivors include two sons, Ray E. Prince (Ilene), Leesburg, GA, Timothy P. Prince ...
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Ronald Edward Kay

January 2, 1948 - July 26, 2014

Army Colonel Retired Ronald E. Kay, 66, as a good soldier, followed orders of the Great Commander and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was born in Gastonia, NC, a son of the late A.B. and Sara Smith Kay and his loving aunt Ethel Smith. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and the Army National War College and was a Vietnam Veteran. Colonel Kay received many awards...
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Ansel Ezell Blair

June 29, 1920 - July 19, 2014

Ansel E. Blair, 94, of Greenville, died Saturday, July 19, 2014. A lifelong resident of Greenville he was the son the late William Henry and Bessie Lee Davis Blair. Ansel was a graduate of Parker High School (1940) and Clemson University (1950) with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a veteran of WWII, serving four years in the United Sates Navy. After the war he embarked on a 30+...
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Gary Henry Beeks

May 24, 1945 - July 19, 2014

Gary Henry Beeks, LTC Retired, age 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 19, 2014. He fought a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Chattanooga, TN on May 24, 1945, Gary was the son of the late Charles Henry Beeks and Millie Ownbey Beeks. He was a graduate of Wade Hampton High School and Georgia State University. He is survived by his sister Jannie Beeks Rollison (Jake),...
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Rodney Sherman Taylor

September 3, 1948 - July 14, 2014

Rodney “Rod” S. Taylor, 65, died Monday, July 14, 2014. Born in Alliance, Nebraska, a son of the late Rev. Sherman and Edna Thompson Taylor, he graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1967. Rodney was a Vietnam Veteran and was employed with the Greenville County Recreation. He was an avid HAM Radio Operator KK4HXA.Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Julie York Taylor; a son,...
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Yvonne Josephine Floyd

April 2, 1923 - July 7, 2014

Yvonne D. Floyd, 91, of Greenville died Monday, July 7, 2014. Born in Chapin, SC, April 2, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Will Haskell and Bertha Shealy Derrick. She was a member of Northgate Baptist Church.Surviving are daughters, Nancy F. Stipp and Bonnie Bering and husband Augie; 4 grand and 8 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Thomas M. Floyd, Jr. and...
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James Cothran Perrin

April 24, 1923 - July 6, 2014

James Cothran Perrin, Jr. died July 6, 2014, at age 91 after a brief illness, ending a long, well-lived life. Visitation will be Friday, July 11, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Greenville ARP Church, 741 Cleveland Street. There will be a light luncheon. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. A committal service will immediately follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Garden of Hope...
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Peter Allen Stipp

December 2, 1941 - July 5, 2014

Peter Allen Stipp, 72, of Greenville, died Saturday July 05, 2014. He was the son of the late Roy Allen and Mary Elizabeth Wilkins Stipp. He was a graduate of The Citadel class of 1964.Surviving are his wife, Nancy Floyd Stipp; a daughter, Noel (Dan) Conti; a son, Derrick (Jennifer) Stipp and 4 grandchildren, Bryce, Brad and Caroline Conti and Tyler Stipp.A Celebration of Life will be held...
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Heyward Christopher Hardwick

May 20, 1965 - July 4, 2014

Chris Hardwick, born Heyward Christopher Hardwick, died suddenly after collapsing in his home in Greenville, SC this past Friday, July 4th, 2014. Chris was born in Charleston, SC at Roper Hospital on 05/20/65 to Herbert Noah Hardwick and Lillian Christopher Hardwick (deceased). He was 49 years young. He is survived by his loving wife of sixteen years, Kristen Elizabeth McAbee in Greenville, SC....
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Linzie R. HAKE

March 13, 1921 - June 30, 2014

Linzie Roscoe Hake, 93, was received into heaven by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 30, 2014.Born in Hartville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Jesse Ertal and Gertie Benton Hake. He moved to Rockford, Illinois, in 1948, where he remained a resident until June 2004 when he moved to South Carolina. He married Velma Pauline Farris in November 1945. They were married 55 years before...
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Richard Fliedner Cobb

April 24, 1946 - June 30, 2014

Richard F. Cobb, Jr., 68, of Greenville, died Monday, June 30, 2014. Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Richard F. and Mary Littlefield Cobb, Sr. As a devote Christian he was a member of Seneca Presbyterian Church.Surviving is his sister, Rebecca Cobb of Greenville.Graveside services will be held 1:30 pm Thursday in Greenville Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 12:45 ...
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Dorothy Dawn Williams

March 5, 1936 - June 29, 2014

Dorothy D. Williams, 78, of Greer, died Saturday, June 28, 2014. Born in Covington, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Carrie Mae Pollard Wells. She attended Devenger Road Presbyterian Church. She was an accomplished pianist and a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all.Surviving are her husband, Herbert Williams; sons, Herb, Tom (Sandy), and John ...
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Richard Arnold Holt

October 27, 1940 - June 29, 2014

Richard Arnold Holt, 73, husband of Rosemary for 52 years died on June 29, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and is the son of the late Arnold and Helen Holt. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Civil Engineering, and was a retired structural engineer from Fluor, and was previously with JE Sirrine.Richard was a member of Taylors First Baptist Church where he was active...
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Juanita E. MILLER

May 8, 1924 - June 24, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Harold Lamar Cocanower

August 6, 1930 - June 21, 2014

Harold L. Cocanower, age 83, formerly of Elkhart, passed into the presence of his Lord on June 21, 2014 at his home in Greenville, SC.Hal lived a life of faith and service, whether in missions or in business. His smile was engaging and his love for people evident to those he met. He valued his family highly and the many friendships he shared. He was patient, caring and fun. He was passionate...
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India Pepper Hopper

June 13, 1925 - June 17, 2014

TO: GREENVILLE NEWSFROM: MACKEY MORTUARYDATELINE: INDIA P. HOPPER GREENVILLEIndia Earle Pepper Hopper died Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Born in Phoenix, AZ, she was a daughter of the late Leslie Carroll and India Earle Pepper. She graduated from Greenville High School, attended Furman University and resided in Greenville since 1972Surviving is a daughter, Kathie Kulikowski of Atlanta; a brother...
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Alice Kathryn Freeman

February 29, 1920 - June 16, 2014

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Pauline E Mc Gill

August 23, 1923 - June 14, 2014

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Jane Helen Goldin

April 12, 1937 - June 10, 2014

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Sandra Lynne Cantey

August 26, 1964 - June 7, 2014

Sandra Newell Cantey, 49 of Simpsonville, SC entered into eternal rest on June 7, 2014. She was born in Groton, Connecticut on August 26, 1964 to Doug Newell and Diana Newell Sexton. She is survived by her husband, Michael F. Cantey of Simpsonville, SC, her son Michael J. Cantey and her daughter Brittany Cantey; her sister Gayle Anderson and husband Robert of Apopka FL, her brother Mitch Newell...
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Mildred Elizabeth Ayers

November 11, 1928 - June 4, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Rose Marie McFie

December 11, 1923 - May 31, 2014

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Mildred L. Wages

May 11, 1923 - May 27, 2014

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Max Eugene Radford

May 21, 1953 - May 27, 2014

Max Eugene Radford, Jr., 61, passed away Tuesday morning, May 27, 2014 after a battle with cancer.Born in Rutherfordton, N.C., he was a son of the late Max Eugene and Erika Schulz Radford.Max was retired as a food broker. His favorite pastimes were a good game of golf and an afternoon of fishing.He is survived by his sister, Cynthia R. Burgess and husband, Ronald of Marietta; and his brother,...
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Virginia Allison Cureton

January 26, 1913 - May 24, 2014

Virginia Allison Cureton, 101, widow of Roy W. Cureton, passed away at NHC, Anderson, SC May 24, 2014.Born in Black Mountain, North Carolina, she was the daughter of William C. Allison and Margaret Daugherty Allison. Mrs. Cureton taught elementary school in Walnut Cove, North Carolina. After her marriage, she was a homemaker and active in civic affairs in Greenville, SC and Anderson, SC.Mrs....
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Sara Maxine Hudson

September 17, 1926 - May 19, 2014

Sara Maxine Hudson, 87, of Columbia, IL and formerly of Greenville, passed away on May 19, 2014.Born in Greenville on September 17, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Carl and Ollie Boswell Guest. Sara married the late Lt. Commander James E. Hudson, US Navy, Retired on August 25, 1950. He passed away March 24, 1995.Sara is survived by her daughter Debra (Michael) Harres of Millstadt, IL, her...
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Thomas Geoffrey Lyons

May 18, 2014

Thomas G. Lyons, of Simpsonville, died Sunday. Born in Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Ralph Jack and Elinor Mather Lyons. He was an Air Force Veteran and retired pilot from Continental Airlines.Surviving are his wife, Liudmila Goncharova Lyons; a daughter, Senta Jones; a sister, Elizabeth Kolb and a brother, Richard Y. Lyons.Services will be held 11:30 am Friday in St. Anthony of Padua...
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Thomas Geoffrey Lyons

May 18, 2014

Thomas G. Lyons, of Simpsonville, died Sunday. Born in Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Ralph Jack and Elinor Mather Lyons. He was an Air Force Veteran and retired pilot from Continental Airlines.Surviving are his wife, Liudmila Goncharova Lyons; a daughter, Senta Jones; a sister, Elizabeth Kolb and a brother, Richard Y. Lyons.Services will be held 11:30 am Friday in St. Anthony of Padua...
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Helen Ruth Heuer

November 23, 1929 - May 18, 2014

Helen Ruth Heuer, 84, formerly of Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda, NY, passed away May 18, 2014.Helen was the daughter of the late Henry and Sophia Sattelberg Heuer. She worked for many years as an executive assistant in the construction industry in New York and South Carolina. She also was an accomplished musician in piano, organ and voice, having studied at the Eastman School of Music in...
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Shirley Dean Parkhill

April 12, 1929 - May 17, 2014

Shirley Dean Parkhill, wife of James (Jim) E. Parkhill, Sr., passed away Saturday. Born in Greenville and grew up in Spartanburg, she was a daughter of the late Creston W. and Margert Jones Dean, Sr. She was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church and was a retired receptionist for Piedmont Overhead Door.Surviving beside her husband is a daughter, Terri Parkhill; a son, James E. and his wife, B. J...
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John Andrew Bolen

February 7, 1938 - May 17, 2014

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Daniel L. Ellis

February 4, 1936 - May 16, 2014

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Ralph Henry Baehr

February 5, 1935 - May 8, 2014

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Evlyn Sandel Boyd

January 22, 1919 - May 6, 2014

Evlyn Sandel Boyd, 95, widow of Marion Dove Boyd passed away May 6, 2014.  Born in Fountain Inn, SC she was the daughter of the late Elvin Shuford and Lula Woods Sandel.  Preceding her in death are her sister Virginia Sandel Mood (Ashleigh), her brother Elvin Shuford Sandel, Jr., "Bill", her son-in-law Harold James Hodges "Hank".  Also preceding her in death...
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Harrison L. (Hap) Marshall

August 26, 1923 - April 27, 2014

Harrison L. (Hap) Marshall Born on August 26, 1923, Hap was the fifth child of Brooks and Carrie Marshall. Although born in Greenwood, he spent most of his childhood in Belton, SC, unless the family was in Cedar Mountain, NC, where goat's milk and fresh mountain air turned this sickly little boy into a strong healthy child. Surrounded by family and friends that he dearly loved, it is no...
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Patricia Flick

November 28, 1949 - April 26, 2014

Patricia Kane Flick, 64, former resident of Greenville, passed away April 26, 2014. Born in Queens, NY, she was a daughter of the late John and Katherine Kane. She retired from Xpedx and was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Surviving are her loving family, her daughter Chrissie Abbott and her husband Chandler, of Charlotte; her son Bill Flick and his wife Becky, of Ft....
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Vivian Young McElmoyle

June 16, 1912 - April 25, 2014

Vivian Young McElmoyle, 101, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at The Cottages of Brushy Creek, Greer, SC. Mrs. McElmoyle was the widow of Thomas L. McElmoyle and the mother of Richard D. McElmoyle (Nell) and Cynthia McElmoyle Kellar (Henry), both of Greer, and Thomas L. McElmoyle Jr. (Gail) of Fort Mill, SC. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was born June...
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Laura Alice Daugherty

October 16, 1925 - April 24, 2014

Laura A.Daughtery, 88, of Greenville, died peacefully in her home Thursday, April 24, 2014. Born in Spartanburg County, a daughter of the late Cloyd L. and Maggie E. Gibson, she was a Navy Veteran of WWII. She loved Jesus and served Him faithfully. Beside her husband, George W. Daugherty she was predeceased by sisters, Willie Shepherd, Georgia Gibson, Sybil Johnson and brothers, C. L. Jr.,...
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Mary Emmalene McCormack

May 10, 1920 - April 22, 2014

Mary Emmalene McCormack, 93, widow of Edgar Preston McCormack, died Wednesday, April 22, 2014. Born May 10, 1920 in Labuco, Alabama she was the daughter of the late Lana H. Summerlin and Tressie McBee Summerlin and was pre-deceased by a sister Katherine in childhood. She and her husband moved to Greenville, South Carolina in 1989 to be closer to family. Here they became active members of...
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Wilbur J. Helferich

April 22, 2014

Wilbur J. Helferich, 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late John Matthew and Elizabeth Maurer Helferich.Wilbur retired from Surgical Appliance Industries in Cincinnati and was previously employed by Garsons Shoes in Kenwood, Ohio. He faithfully attended Memorial United Methodist Church in Greer. He is survived by his...
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William Marion Gilfillin

April 21, 2014

Reverend William Marion Gilfillin died April 21, 2014. He was the son of the late Ruby and James McCown Gilfillin. He was predeceased by a brother James. Surviving are a brother Eugene and wife Carole, two nieces Beth Goodale and husband Russell, Cari Brown and husband Robert, nephews James Gilfillin III, three great nieces, Jordan, Peyton and Taylor Brown. Mr. Gilfillin grew up in...
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Sarah Jean Ott

May 9, 1955 - April 20, 2014

Sarah Jean Ott, age 58, passed away peacefully at home Sunday April 20th, the Day of Resurrection. Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of Evelyn W. Ott and the late Dr. John F. Ott. She attended Augusta Circle School, where her mother taught for many years. She attended Hughes Jr High and Greenville Sr High and earned a degree in Liberal Arts at Brevard College, and an ASS degree in...
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Howard E. Helferich

April 19, 2014

Howard E. Helferich Greer, SC Howard E. Helferich, 86, devoted husband for 60 years of Virginia Jones Helferich, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of the late John Matthew and Elizabeth Maurer Helferich. He was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Howard retired as Vice President of Manufacturing for Surgical Appliance...
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Ann C. Brown

April 18, 2014

Ann C. Brown Greenville, SC Mrs. Ann Campbell Brown, 85, passed away Friday morning, April 18, at her home. Born in Taylorsville, NC, she was the daughter of the late Rowe Bogle and Sophia Ann Cooper Campbell. Mrs. Brown was a graduate of the former Women's College of NC (UNCG). She was a loving mother to her children and was active in their PTAs, the Stone Lake Pool and an encourager...
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Dorothy Colmery Webster

October 29, 1915 - April 17, 2014

Dorothy Colmery Webster, 98, widow of Joseph Burton Webster, Jr. died Thursday, April 17, 2014. Born October 29, 1915 in Edwards, Mississippi, she was a daughter of the late William Gaither and Florence Hewes Colmery. She was reared and educated in Nashville, Tennessee, and was a graduate of Peabody Demonstration School and Ward-Belmont College in Nashville. In 1937 she moved with her...
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Delmar George Reedy

August 21, 1937 - April 17, 2014

Delmar George Reedy Greenville, SC Delmar George Reedy, 76, of Greenville, S.C., died peacefully at his home on Thursday April 17, 2014. "Del" Reedy was born to Marjorie Cousins and John Delmar Reedy on August 21, 1937 in Peckville, Pennsylvania. Del graduated from West Orange High School in West Orange, NJ in 1955. He served in the United States Navy from 1955 until he was...
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Oleta Wright Patrick

April 17, 2014

Oleta Wright Patrick Greenville, SC Oleta Wright Patrick went to be with her Lord on April 17, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Rev. Cooper Patrick, retired pastor of Overbrook Baptist Church after 28 years of service. Born in Azle, TX, she was a daughter of the late F. C. and Julia Newsome Wright. Mrs. Patrick was a pre-school teacher and a member of Overbrook Baptist...
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Arthur Wieder

July 27, 1918 - April 16, 2014

Arthur Andrew Wieder, 95, long time resident of N. Myrtle Beach, passed away April 16, 2014 at The Cottages of Brushy Creek, Greer, SC. Born July 27, 2918 in Brooklyn, NY, Arthur was the son of the late Arthur and Maria Wieder. He retired from the US Army as Lieutenant Colonel and served during World War II in Army Intelligence. He worked with the National Security Agency until his...
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Sherman A. Dye

April 12, 2014

Sherman Alton Dye, 69, passed away early Saturday evening April 12, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Porterdale, Georgia, he was a son of the late Morgan W. and Geraldine Baker Dye. Sherman was a graduate of Hart County High School. He worked at the Bob Jones Press, helping grow their business into what it is today. He started his own successful business in...
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Helen Ruth Bakeman

February 4, 1932 - April 12, 2014

Helen Coyle Bakeman, 82, of the Cliff's Valley in Travelers Rest, peacefully passed away on April 12, 2014 at the Rolling Green Village. Her loving husband of 56 years and her daughter were with her until the end. Helen was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. She was the daughter of Walter and Nellie Coyle of Portsmouth, Ohio both deceased. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Travelers Rest....
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Timothy James Smith

April 7, 2014

Timothy James Smith Greenville, SC Timothy James Smith, of Greenville, husband of Rosa G. Smith died April 7, 2014. Born in Augusta, Ga., Timothy was a son of Rev. Bobby L. and Margaret Cummings Smith. Timothy was a landscaper and served in the United States Navy. Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are his children, daughters, Jamie Smith of Ulysses, KS; Bobbie Jean Cox...
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Beverly Batson

April 7, 2014

Beverly Batson Greer, SC Beverly Carol Batson, 75, passed away peacefully Monday April 7, 2014. Born in Atlanta, GA she was a daughter of the late Clarence O. and Thelma Ellison Hinsdale. Beverly was a loving and devoted mother to her children, Nana to her grandchildren and friend to all. She was a member of Devenger Road Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her son and daughter...
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Frances Boland Elsberry

November 7, 1924 - April 6, 2014

Frances Boland Elsberry, 89, died April 6, 2014 at her home of natural causes. Frances was born November 7, 1924, in Greenville, South Carolina to Bennie Lee Boland and Mattie Willie Curry Boland. She was the seventh of 14 children. She graduated from Greenville High School in 1942. In December 1944, she married Homer Benjamin Elsberry, a native of Audubon, Iowa, who was serving in the U.S. Army...
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Jeffrey Alan Gully

July 1, 1981 - April 3, 2014

Jeffrey Alan Gully, 32, of Greer, passed away April 3, 2014. Born in Anderson, Jeff graduated from Riverside High School and Clemson University. He was a member of Kappa Sigma and the Church of Christ. Surviving are his parents, Jay and Debbie Gully; his wife, Cristee Gully; his brother and sister-in-law, David and Carey Gully; his niece and nephew, Celia and Beckett; and his stepdaughter,...
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Johannah Elizabeth Bell

October 2, 1925 - April 3, 2014

Johannah Elizabeth King Bell passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was born in Greenville, SC, on Oct. 2, 1925, the first of two children. Her younger sister is Anne Ballenger King McCuen (William G. McCuen). Her parents, Elizabeth "Bessie" Anne Ballenger, James Henry King, and her son, Stephen Marion Bell, predecease her. Jo and Charles S. Bell met while they both worked at S. D....
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Virginia E. Hinrichsen

June 24, 1934 - March 31, 2014

Virginia Ernestine Hinrichsen passed peacefully March 31, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital in her 79th year. She was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Henry Josephs and Margaret Giaso Josephs. She is survived by a daughter, Christine Gushard.
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Margaret Lane Jones

June 30, 1918 - March 28, 2014

Margaret Juanita Lane Jones, born June 30, 1918 in Greenville, SC, entered the church triumphant on March 28, 2014 after a brief illness. She lived an active life almost through her 95th year. She was the widow of J. D. (also known as Jack Dudley) Jones her beloved husband of 36 years. They met when he took her photograph in the lobby of the Ottaray Hotel on Main Street Greenville. Six weeks...
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Richard Lewis Creech

June 15, 1955 - March 26, 2014

Richard "Rick" Lewis Creech, 58, husband of Charann Spotts Creech, passed away March 26, 2014. Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Samuel William and Ruth Mundy Creech. Rick owned and operated Rainbow Paint and Wallpaper, Inc. for 25 years. He was an active member of Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church where he served as Elder. He was a former Elder at Shannon Forest...
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Otto Emmanuel Peters, Jr.

March 25, 2014

Otto Emmanuel Peters, Jr. North Charleston, SC Otto Emmanuel ("Sandy") Peters, Jr., 57, of North Charleston, SC, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The son of Otto Emanuel Peters and Winifred Bahan Peters, he grew up in Greenville. He attended Greenville Senior High School and Greenville Technical College. He leaves behind sisters, Esther Caroline Peters and Winifred Ellen Peters...
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Raymond M. Reed

April 11, 1926 - March 25, 2014

Raymond M. Reed, 87, of 10 Glenwaye Drive, joined his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Born April 11, 1926 in Whitmire, SC, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Brama R. Reed. He never met a stranger, and invested a major portion of his career in sales. Raymond was a gifted musician and was the music director at several churches including Whitmire First Baptist and Rocky Creek...
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Wayne A. Maurer

January 26, 1944 - March 24, 2014

Wayne Austin Maurer (70) of Piedmont, Greenville County, SC, husband of Susan Joan Holovach Maurer, died March 24, 2014 after a lengthy and courageous battle with head, tongue and neck cancers. Mr. Maurer was born on January 26, 1944 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He was the son of the late Charles Emil Maurer and Catherine Smith Maurer. Wayne was a member of Faith Methodist Church in Chicopee,...
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Bill Putnam

March 22, 2014

Dr. Bill Putnam Simpsonville, SC Dr. William Albert Putnam, 89, husband of JoAnn Putnam, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, March 22, 2014. Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Albert L. and Pearl Huggins Putnam. Bill, otherwise known as "Doc", proudly served his country in WW II in a special unit designed to provide cover and protection for downed pilots or others...
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Wilma Deloris McCuen

March 1, 1940 - March 22, 2014

Wilma Deloris McCuen, of Pelzer, died Saturday, March 22, 2014. Born in Greenville County a daughter of the late B F and Mamie Cisson Fowler, she was the business manager and co-owner of Electronic Board Repair Specialist. Surviving are her husband, John C. McCuen; a son, John C. McCuen, Jr.; a daughter, Jennifer Lynne McCuen; a brother, Ronnie Fowler; and 2 sisters, Catherine Aspray and...
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Hal C. Norman

October 3, 1920 - March 22, 2014

Hal C. Norman went to be with the Lord March 22, 2014 at Greenville Place Assisted Living in Greenville, South Carolina. Hal was born in Lakeview, South Carolina on October 3, 1920, the son of Rev. C. L. Norman and Geneva Thomas Norman. Hal was the devoted husband of his beloved wife, Chloris T. Norman for 67 years. He attended the University of South Carolina and Furman University. A Pearl...
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Thomas Henry Freeman

December 11, 1931 - March 20, 2014

Thomas Henry Freeman, age 82, passed peacefully March 20, 2014 at his home. He was born in Lincolnton, Georgia son of Mary Etta Johnson Freeman and the late James Franklin Freeman. Mr. Freeman was the founder of Freeman Grading, was a faithful attender of Conestee Church of God of Prophecy, and was an honorably discharged veteran of the US Army. In addition to his mother those surviving...
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Evelyn H. Williams

April 27, 1924 - March 20, 2014

Evelyn H. Williams, beloved wife of James R. Williams, Sr., passed peacefully March 20, 2014 at Heartland Healthcare, Greenville in her 89th year. She was born in Batesburg, SC to the late Charlie Hartley and Clara Mae Oswalt Hartley. Surviving in addition to her husband are sons James R. Williams, Jr. (Barbara Campbell) and Michael S. Williams (Gretchen); daughter Deborah D. Davis (Bobby);...
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LaShirll Hooper

March 19, 2014

LaShirll Hooper Greenville, SC LaShirll Rejean Hooper, 53, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, March 19, 2014. Born in Savannah, GA, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Shirley Coleman White. LaShirll will be remembered as a kind and loving person and friend to all. She was a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Rick...
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Doris S. Wilson

March 18, 2014

Doris S. Wilson Greenville, SC Doris S. Wilson, widow of Sidney Marshall Wilson, passed peacefully March 18, 2014 at Woodlands Skilled Nursing Center in her 100th year. She was born in Greenville to the late Charles Daniel and Ida Roberts Speegle. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mrs. Wilson was a kind and giving woman, devoted to her family, friends and...
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Thelma W. Hiott

March 18, 2014

Thelma W. Hiott Greenville, SC Thelma Jean Hiott, 80, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, March 18, 2014. Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Nellie Hall Wright. Thelma attended Set Free Christian Fellowship in Easley. She will be lovingly remembered for her devotion to her children and their families. She is survived by her children, Bobby J. Hiott,...
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Georgia Keck Witherspoon

March 17, 2014

Georgia Keck Witherspoon Greenville, SC Born in Chicago, IL to George E. and Harriet Clausen Keck, Georgia K. Witherspoon of Greenville died suddenly at home on March 17th, the day after her 69th birthday. An Army wife for 29 years beginning immediately after her marriage in 1966, she made significant contributions to the welfare of soldiers, Army civilians and their families in...
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Birdell Kathryn Duncan

December 10, 1924 - March 16, 2014

Birdell Davis Duncan, 89, of Taylors died Sunday. Born in Greenville, SC she was a daugther of the late Earnest and Estelle Ware Davis. She was a member of Taylors First Baptist Church and the Adult Women's Sunday School Class #3. Surviving are sons, Robert Duncan and his wife Ann and Jack Duncan and his wife Anne; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her...
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Billy C. Stepp

May 10, 1932 - March 15, 2014

Billy C. Stepp, 81, passed away March 15, 2014. He was the son of Dean and Ruth Batson Stepp of Travelers Rest. Bill is survived by his wife Fran Hawthorne Stepp; daughter Teresa Stepp and her children Blake McCall and Morgan McCall and their very dear friends Britni McCarson and Micah Rains; son Mark Stepp, his wife Sharon, and their children Kris Stepp (Rose), Corey McCullough, Erin...
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Argyle Dean Paddock

March 15, 2014

Argyle Dean Paddock, of Greenville, died March 15, 2014 at Bon Secours St. Francis after an extended illness. He was 83. A native of Kalamazoo, Mich., Paddock had lived in Greenville since 1955, and was retired after teaching music at Bob Jones University for 42 years. After 12 years of mission trips to Haiti, he led summer mission teams for 21 consecutive years to Spanish-speaking countries...
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Keith Edward Gibson

August 22, 1956 - March 15, 2014

Keith Edward Gibson, 57, went home to be with the Lord on March 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife Joyce; daughter Leah; and sons Carl and Neal; as well as his brothers, Don (Sandy) Gibson and Ted (Bertha) Gibson; and sister, Gloria (Terry) Calcut. Keith enjoyed fishing, singing in the choir and volunteering with Prison Fellowship at Perry Correctional Institution. He worked at Kemet...
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Anna Marie Andrews

June 18, 1936 - March 13, 2014

Anna Marie Andrews, 77, of Greenville was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Born in Akron, OH she was the daughter of the late David Ellsworth and Anna Hiltbrand Winkelman. She was the music minister at Northside United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, James R. Andrews. Surviving are daughters, Lattie (Glen) Fero, Thora ...
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Judith Williams Cooter

October 9, 1941 - March 11, 2014

Judith (Judy) Williams Cooter, 72, wife of John Adams Cooter passed away at her home on March 11, 2014 after an eleven year battle with cancer. Judy was born October 9, 1941 in Atlanta, Georgia. She grew up in Arlington, Virginia. She was a 1963 graduate of The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She and John moved to...
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Jefferson Pierce Thompson III

September 24, 1946 - March 10, 2014

Jefferson Pierce Thompson III of 26 N. Brookwood Drive Greenville, SC passed away March 10, 2014. Jeff was born September 24, 1946. He was the oldest son of J.P. "Pete" Thompson, Jr. and Caroline Thompson Grier. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, William Todd Thompson. He leaves behind three brothers Bob, Tim, Josh and their respective families. Jeff also leaves behind nine...
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Joel "Whitey" Garrison

March 9, 2014

Joel "Whitey" Garrison Greenville, SC Joel Barksdale "Whitey" Garrison, Jr., 86, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Joel Barksdale Garrison and Sarah Calvert Garrison. Mr. Garrison was a 1945 graduate of Greenville High School. Following graduation he enlisted in and honorably served in the U.S. Navy. He received a B.S. in 1953 from Clemson...
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Dennis E. Wheeler

July 22, 1925 - March 8, 2014

Rev. Dennis E. Wheeler Taylors, SC Rev. Dennis Edward Wheeler, 88, Taylors, SC went to sleep on March 8, 2014 at the Rolling Green Nursing Home and awoke in the eternal presence of his blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, where he joined Kitty, his loving wife of 54 years. Dennis was born in Gainesville, FL on July 22, 1925 to the late Joseph Augustus and Isabel Sands Wheeler. He...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Brown

February 27, 1927 - March 8, 2014

Elizabeth W. "Betty" Brown, 87, formerly of Greenville, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Marietta, Georgia. Born in Rome, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Katherine and Percy Walker. She was married to Hershel George Brown, who preceded her in death in 2002. A graduate of Greenville High School, she retired as Office Manager of Elliott Metal Works and was a member of McEachern...
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Bobbie Stewart

March 8, 2014

Bobbie Stewart Greenville, SC Mrs. Bobbie Jeanne Stewart, 85, formerly of Kendal Green Drive, passed away Saturday evening March 8, 2014. Born in Ware Shoals, SC she was the only child of the late Albert A. and Gertrude Craft Stewart. Mrs. Stewart was a graduate of Furman University. She taught Fifth grade and retired from the School District of Greenville County. She was a longtime...
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George Albert Kelly

April 10, 1915 - March 8, 2014

George Albert "Bert" Kelly, age 98, passed peacefully March 8, 2014 at Rolling Green Village. He was born in Pickens County to the late William Harvey Kelly and Emma Janie Bell Kelly. Surviving are his beloved daughters Carole Kelly Bailey and Margaret Kelly Watson (Gene); four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded by his wife of 69 years, Lila...
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Elizabeth Elkins Pitman

September 6, 1915 - March 7, 2014

Elizabeth Elkins Pitman, 98, died March 7, 2014 at The Cottages at Brushy Creek in Greenville, South Carolina. Born September 6, 1915 in Waycross, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late James Samuel Elkins and Mary Bartlett DeFord Elkins. She graduated from Waycross High School. She was a member of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC. Previously, she had been an active member of...
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Chester D. Speck

March 6, 2014

Chester D. Speck Greer, SC Chester D. Speck, 97, stepped into the presence of his Lord and Saviour Thursday morning, March 6, 2014. Born in Alexandria, PA, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Bessie Mae Walls Speck. He was a faithful member of Morningside Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Juanita in 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Julie and her...
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Sekhar Kappagantula

January 29, 1957 - March 2, 2014


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Toy Donald Coster

April 15, 1925 - March 1, 2014

Toy Donald "Don" Coster, 88, of Fair Play, died Saturday. Born in Travelers Rest, he was a son of the late Perry Earle and Della Heath Coster. Don was a retired metal fabricator from Metal Products, a Marine Veteran of WWII involved in the invasion of Guam and a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Molly Chandler Coster; daughters, Donna (Stan) Quinn of...
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Mark James Elin

March 29, 1963 - February 26, 2014

Mark James Elin of Pickens, SC, departed this life on February 26, 2014. Born March 29, 1963 in N. Tonawanda, NY, he was the son of Brenda Elin of Greer and Gerald Elin. Mark was a self employed craftsman, and graduated from SUNY at Cobleskill, NY. His kind and gentle heart enabled him to make a home for dozens of needy animals, who became a part of his extended family. That home was...
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Bertha Lefkowitz

February 26, 2014

Bertha Lefkowitz Greenville, SC Bertha Lefkowitz, 94, of Greenville, widow of David Lefkowitz, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, PA she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Ida Dresser Furman. Surviving are her three sons, Harold Lefkowitz of Easley, Jeffery Lefkowitz of Bernardsville, NJ and Sheldon Lefkowitz of Sewickley, PA. She is also survived by 7...
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Frances Weiss

June 4, 1928 - February 25, 2014

Frances Weiss, 85, of Greenville, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Born in Vienna, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Anna Katz Lazarus. She was a retired administrative assistant with the City of New York. Surviving are a daughter,Terry (Raymond) Mannino and a son, Steven (Jane) Weiss, and her granddaughters, Jill, Rebecca, Rachael and Emily; a sister, Edith Goldstein. She was...
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