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

Carl Hebron Graves

September 5, 1928 - January 15, 2017

Carl Hebron Graves, 88, of Taylors, SC, passed away surrounded by his caring family on January 15, 2017. He was born in Memphis, TN to the late Carl Richmond and Mary Ellen Hebron Graves. He was married to his loving wife, Elizabeth Ann Graves, for over 30 years. After graduating from Springhill College and Rhodes College, he served many years as the Area Manager for Ford Motor Credit.Carl was...
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Betty Jernigan Hilburn

February 10, 1936 - January 13, 2017

Betty Jernigan Hilburn, widow of Frank Hilburn, Sr., of Taylors, SC passed away January 13, 2017. She was born in Rockingham, NC February 10, 1936 to Martin Hector and Nora Lee Jernigan and was retired from Homelite in Greer, SC. Betty was a long-time member of E. North Street Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Frank Hilburn (Patti), daughters Sherry Hilburn Pittman and Pam Hilburn...
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Michail Leroy Helms

June 12, 1944 - January 12, 2017

Mike Helms of Greenville, SC passed away at his home Thursday, January 12, 2017. Born in Michigan, Mike resided in Florence, SC for many years. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Cheryl Helms, and his loving children: Colette Helms Spencer, Lindsey Helms Johnson, Tyler Helms, Charlotte Kilgore Adams, Rob Kilgore, and Jon Nubson.Mike was a veteran who served in the US Air Force. As an...
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Jo Lyn Wood

May 10, 1945 - January 11, 2017

Jo Lyn Wood, 71, of Greenville, SC passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Born in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Joseph William Bishop and Evelyn Ruth Shults Bishop. She was a graduate of Roebuck High School. She attended Draughon’s Business School. Mrs. Wood was a founding partner of GreenWood, Inc. where she served as secretary and treasurer until her retirement...
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Glenn Patrick Elmore

September 19, 1946 - January 11, 2017

Glenn Patrick Elmore, 70, of Simpsonville, SC passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017.Born in Detroit, MI, Glenn was the son of the late John C. Elmore and Genevieve Elmore. He was a graduate of University of Michigan-Dearborn and spent over three decades as an employee of General Motors Corporation. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.He is survived by his wife, Jolinda Elmore;...
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Robert George Annand

December 2, 1935 - January 9, 2017

Robert G. “Bob” Annand, 81, of Greenville, SC passed away Monday, January 9, 2017.Born in Minneapolis, MN, he attended Bob Jones University and was the book store manager for 41 years. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 52 years, Jeanette Annand; two sons, Rob Annand and David Annand (Carol Jean); a daughter, Debra Liga (Jack); a sister, Grace Merry (Bill); 4...
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Thelma Compton

August 2, 1917 - January 9, 2017

Thelma Owens Compton, age 99, passed away peacefully Monday, January 9, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Conway, SC. She is the widow of Paul Marvin Compton, Sr. and the daughter of the late Claude Erwin and Cora Lee Owens. Mrs. Compton retired from J.P. Stevens in Dunean, SC. She subsequently worked part time at the Greenville County Registration & Election Office and at the Fresh Market...
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Beatrice Emma Perry

May 24, 1917 - January 9, 2017

Beatrice Emma Perry, 99, of Columbia, SC, passed away on January 9, 2017. She was the daughter of the late W. J. and Hazel Williamson McLaughlin. She was married to the late Ret. USAF Col. Gilbert T. Perry, Sr. Beatrice served her family as a stay-at-home mother and homemaker for many years while also writing for various military publications. She also volunteered by knitting hats and scarves for...
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Mark James Petropoulos

April 12, 1960 - January 6, 2017

Mark James Petropoulos, 56, of Greenville, SC left this earth to be with his beloved wife, Lynn Ivester, on January 6, 2017 due to a sudden illness. Born in Greenville, he was a son of Dorothea Dillard and the late Johnny James Petropoulos. He was of the Greek Orthodox faith. He was a graduate of Wade Hampton High School and attended Lander University. Mark was in the credit card processing...
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Ruth Jones Nealy

September 26, 1940 - January 5, 2017

Callie Ruth Jones Nealy, 76, of Greenville, SC, passed away on January 5, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Mack Carl Jones and Callie Belle Fisher Jones.Ruth was a wonderful mother and loved her family endlessly. She worked for Greenville County Schools for over 30 years, and was a member of Grove Road Baptist Church for over 10 years. She was an avid cook and coffee lover, and you could...
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Dorothy Ashmore

March 22, 1926 - January 4, 2017

Dorothy Sue Ashmore, 90, completed her earthly journey January 4, 2017 at her sister’s home in Greenville, SC. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis L. Ashmore of Dunedin, FL and Fannie M. Ashmore of Greenville, SC. She is survived by her brother, Robert L. Ashmore (Joan) of Charleston, WV and sister, Tamara “Tam” Watkins of Greenville, SC. Also surviving are nephew,...
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Michael Thomas Tizzano

October 27, 1947 - January 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Richard L. MARCOUX

July 15, 1923 - January 1, 2017

***Due to inclement weather, services have been cancelled***Richard L. Marcoux, 93, of Taylors, SC passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at his residence.Born in Yorkville, MI, he was a son of the late Alfred L. Marcoux and Ella Clark Marcoux. In his early years, he was involved in airplane mechanics in Michigan. He was married in 1945 to his childhood sweetheart and subsequently moved to...
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Marilyn F. Vanvick

February 14, 1928 - January 1, 2017

Marilyn Faber Vanvick, 88, widow of Carl H. Vanvick, Jr., died Sunday, January 1, 2017. Born in Plymouth, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late John Albert and Ethel Carlin Faber. She received a B.A. degree from Wayne State University and did graduate work at the University of Michigan and Appalachian State University. She was a teacher for many years at Lake Forest Elementary School in...
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Robert E. Yount

November 23, 1930 - December 31, 2016

Robert Edward “Bob” Yount, 86, of Greenville, SC passed away peacefully Saturday December 31 surrounded by love. Bob was born November 23, 1930 in Danville, VA, graduated from Granite Falls High School in NC in 1948 and married the love of his life Mavis Vickery June 13, 1953. Bob was a 20-year veteran of the US Air Force and served the US Post Office for over 20 years. Bob was an...
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Myron L. Kocher

December 29, 1921 - December 31, 2016

Dr. Myron L. Kocher, Jr., of 16 Poinsett Avenue, Greenville, South Carolina, Professor Emeritus of Modern Foreign Languages at Furman University, died December 31, 2016.He was born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania December 29, 1921, the son of the late Myron L. Kocher and Mildred Hanyen Kocher. He was predeceased by his sister, Evelyn M. Kocher of Morgantown, WV, September 6, 2000.A graduate of...
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Vicky Lee Massie

September 8, 1952 - December 30, 2016

Vicky Lee Floyd Massie, 64, of Taylors, South Carolina, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016.Vicky is preceded in death by her father, John Daniel Floyd and her brother-in-law, Lee Shively.Vicky is survived by her husband, David Massie, her children and grandchildren, Brandy Brigham and husband Sidney (Sydney, Brayden), Elizabeth Griffith and husband Samuel (Makinnley, Kendel, Korbyn, Katie,...
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Donna Sims McClure

December 1, 1954 - December 30, 2016

Donna Sims McClure, 62, wife of Danny McClure, passed away December 30, 2016 due to a sudden illness.Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Mildred Louise “Mickie” Rankin Sims. She was a graduate of J.L. Mann High School and attended Greenville Technical College.Donna was employed with the H.T. Hackney Company for 12 years and recently retired. Donna was a...
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Ruthanne Gates

March 10, 1949 - December 29, 2016

Ruthanne Eldridge Gates, 67, passed away December 29, 2016.Born March 10, 1949 in Monmouth, IL, she was the daughter of the late Keith W. and Maxine Turnbull Eldridge. At age 5, Ruthanne’s family moved to Ontario, CA where she attended Chaffey High School and Girls Collegiate. She also attended Chaminade University in HI. On November 23, 1965, Ruthanne married her high school sweetheart,...
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Cedric Bernard Oglesby

April 9, 1960 - December 28, 2016

Cedric Bernard Oglesby, age 56, passed away Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at St Francis Eastside Hospital, Greenville SC.Born in Greenville, SC, his parents are (the late) Doris Rodgert of Greenville, SC; Tab Holmes of Traveler’s Rest, SC; and Ver Kenneth Kirksey of Anderson, SC.He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Linda Oglesby. He has a son Andre Oglesby of Dalton, GA, and 3 daughters...
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Grace Ashe MCSWEEN

May 10, 1922 - December 28, 2016

Mrs. Grace Ashe McSween, 94, formerly of Greenville and Rock Hill, SC passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at the Foothills Presbyterian Community in Easley, SC. Born May 10, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Jane Atkinson Ashe and John Luther Ashe of Rock Hill, SC. Mrs. McSween was a graduate of Rock Hill High School and of Winthrop College. She was voted May Queen at Winthrop in 1943....
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Carlos Michael LINDSEY

September 23, 1955 - December 27, 2016

Michael Lindsey, 61, of Greenville, passed away December 27, 2016.Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Carlos Fred and Mary Frances McDonald Lindsey. Michael attended Wofford College and graduated from the College of Charleston. He owned and operated Greenville Industrial Supply. An avid sportsman, Michael loved to hunt, fish and camp.Surviving are his son, Andrew Knox Lindsey, of...
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Ruth Thompson Connor

June 28, 1937 - December 25, 2016

Ruth Thompson Connor, 79, wife of the late John W. Connor, went from a life of joy and love to an eternal life of love and joy early Christmas morning 2016 surrounded by her family. Born in Dewy Rose, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Robert Russell and Mary Gladys Thompson.At 17, Ruth met the love of her life at Sans Souci Baptist where she has been a member since 1954 and actively...
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Ada Marie Smith

August 27, 1922 - December 24, 2016

Ada Marie Smith, died December 24, 2016.She was the daughter of the late John Ernest Smith and Elloree Rogers Smith. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister Kathryn Victoria Smith.Marie was a graduate of Greenville High School and attended Furman University. She was a member of Eastlan Baptist Church.Graveside services will be held Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 11:00am at...
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Sandra Henderson

May 30, 1945 - December 23, 2016

Sandra Irene Henderson died on Friday, December 23, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC. Born on May 30, 1945, she was the daughter of Arch L. and Vera M. Templeton, both deceased. Sandra was a 1963 graduate of Parker High School and a 1987 graduate of Rutledge College, working in apartment management. She was married to David Ronald Hiott, deceased 1971, and to Gerell Leon Henderson...
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Susan E. Rucker

January 4, 1919 - December 23, 2016

Susan Rucker, 97, died December 23, 2016. Born in Greenville County on January 4, 1919 and was the daughter of the late I. H. “Buck” and Janie Forrester. She was the devoted wife of the late Jack Rucker. She was also predeceased by her brothers Sam Forrester and Hubert “Hub” Forrester, and her daughter Suzanne Blackmon. Mrs. Rucker worked for 25 years at Sears and Roebuck....
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Terressa Marie Young

December 29, 1923 - December 23, 2016

Terressa Marie “Teddy” Young, 92, of Simpsonville, South Carolina passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 in Greenville, SC. She was born in Aurora, Indiana, on December 29, 1923, the daughter of the late Walter Carl Morand and the late Lucy Marie Drake Morand. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Louis Young, and her two brothers, Lawrence Drake...
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Kathleen Church Mullis

February 22, 1926 - December 22, 2016

Kathleen Church Mullis, 90, of Greenville, SC passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016.Born in Lake View, SC, she was a daughter of the late William Burnice Church and Mary Magdelena Elvington Church. She worked as a civilian during World War II at the Fort Jackson Army Base in the motor pool. She was the general manager of Associated General Contractors of the Carolinas, Greenville Branch for...
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Dale Cantrell

October 6, 1955 - December 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Helen Louise Ibbotson

May 13, 1925 - December 19, 2016

Helen L. Ibbotson went home to the Lord on December 19, 2016. Surviving are her three children, Dennis Lee Ibbotson of Evergreen, CO., Denise Rae Stack of Taylors, SC and Scott T. Ibbotson of Taylors, SC. Also surviving are two grandchildren Jesse Ibbotson of Maryland and Stephanie Jordan Ibbotson of Greenville, SC. Helen was a devoted Christian who loved her Lord. She was loved bymany. Her...
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Bobby Burdette

July 7, 1937 - December 18, 2016

Bobby S. Burdette, 79, of Greenville, SC passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016.Born in Woodruff, SC, Mr. Burdette was a son of the late Herbert and Fanny Burdette. For 21 years he was an artist at Lyman Printing and Finishing, upon leaving he became a freelance artist. Much of his work was known through Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Association, and Southeastern Wildlife Expedition in...
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Joseph F. FUSON

February 9, 1929 - December 15, 2016

Joseph Frank Fuson, 87, of Simpsonville, SC, died December 15, 2016, surrounded by family. He was born in Jellico, TN, attended the University of Tennessee, and spent his professional life in Jacksonville, FL, working for CSX Railroad. He was an active member of First Baptist Greenville, and a friend to many. He loved golf, travel, and exercise, but his true love was people, especially his...
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Carol Lafoy

January 29, 1943 - December 14, 2016

Carol Campbell LaFoy, 73, passed away on December 14, 2016 at home peacefully. She was the daughter of the late Robert Bates and Marion Mae Campbell.She is survived by her three children; Caroline Lewis McInerney, Thomas Lorton Lewis III, and James Luther LaFoy III; and her brother, Robert Campbell of PA. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren. She loved everyone she met and never met a...
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December 22, 1973 - December 14, 2016

Tonya McBride, 42, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Born in Greenville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Mildred McBride.She is survived by her father, Johnny McBride; three uncles, Tommy and Donnie McBride, and Davis Holder; and four aunts, Juanice Floyd, Evelyn Revis, Margaret Nash, and Pat Phipps.A funeral service will be held at Greenville Memorial Gardens Chapel on Monday,...
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Jacob Robert Oaks

November 16, 1997 - December 12, 2016

Jacob Robert Oaks passed away on December 12, 2016 at the age of 19 while assisting a disabled motorist. He was born in Greenville, SC. He is the son of Robert Lynn and Rebecca Love Oaks. He is survived by his two older sisters, Kaitlyn Marie Oaks and Meredith Katherine Oaks, paternal grandparents Carl L. Oaks Jr. and wife Vonnie Taylor Oaks, Teresa Oaks Brandt and husband Ted M. Brandt, maternal...
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Ben Fewell Chiles

January 21, 1925 - December 12, 2016

Ben Fewell Chiles, 91, of Taylors was called home by our Lord on December 12, 2016.He had retired from Eastern Express in Greer. He was a member of Woodside Church of God.He is predeceased by his wife, Mattie Chiles, two brothers; Fred and Bill and a son, Jimmy. He is survived by his son, Harold Chiles (Monica); and a daughter, Judy Blackwell; and two sisters, Bobbie McCall of Greenville and...
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John Aaron Beam

May 12, 1931 - December 12, 2016

John Aaron Beam, Jr., 85, of Greenville, passed away December 12, 2016.Born in Shelby, NC he was the son of the late John Aaron Beam Sr. and Anne Bryce McLaughlin Beam, and Lula Beam, who raised him from a toddler. John received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and his MBA from the University of South Carolina. He was in the ROTC program in college and then served...
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October 11, 1932 - December 11, 2016

Barry Alexander Bankes, 84, widower of Clara Mae McCall Bankes, died December 11, 2016.Born in Harrisburg, PA he was the son of the late Franklin Smiley and Thelma Harro Bankes. He graduated from Newport High School, Newport, KY in 1950. Barry served in the US Air Force from 1951-1953, and with the Reserves until 1959. He was stationed at Donaldson Air Force Base. After mustering out of the...
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Buddy Maxwell Chandler

November 6, 1954 - December 8, 2016

Buddy Maxwell Chandler died December 8, 2016.He was born in Greenville County and a son of Betty Green Brothers and the late Billy Max Chandler.Buddy was a member of First Baptist Church Simpsonville and attended Hillcrest High School. He was employed at W.R. Grace and Co. for many years. After retirement, he worked for American Security and Hillcrest Hospital in Simpsonville.Surviving are his...
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Joseph Raymon Wood

March 27, 1931 - December 6, 2016

Joseph Raymon Wood finished his earthly journey on December 6, 2016. He was born on March 27, 1931 in Wilmington, North Carolina. While serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve, he came across a Gideon New Testament and responded to the gospel of Jesus Christ. From then on, he made it his life’s mission to tell everyone he met about his Savior. He attended Bob Jones University where he studied to...
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George Henry Joyce

September 20, 1922 - December 4, 2016

George H. Joyce, Jr., 94, formerly of Watertown, MA, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016.Mr. Joyce was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII. He was an active member of St. John’s Methodist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge, and a Shriner. He loved to travel the world, but always came back to his beloved Cape Cod.He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Eileen; a daughter,...
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Georgia B. Smeak

February 3, 1928 - December 4, 2016

Georgia Knox Bailey Smeak, 88, widow of John Milton Smeak, died Sunday, December 4, 2016.Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Robert William Bailey and Charlotte Rigby Bailey. At an early age, her family moved to England where Georgia attended prep school in Surry County, England. The family returned to the United States for a visit, but did not return because of World War II...
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Joann M. Fassett

December 15, 1937 - December 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Roger Harris Phillips

September 25, 1942 - November 30, 2016

Roger Harris Phillips, 74, of Greenville, peacefully passed away November 30, 2016.Born in Eutaville, he was the son of Rita Cohen Phillips and the late Thomas Alexander Phillips. He graduated from Clemson University in 1964 with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering. Roger retired from Fluor in 2010, working in the Engineering industry for 42 years. A well respected professional, he received...
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Vipin R. Patel

January 9, 1941 - November 29, 2016

On 11/29/2016, the local Greenville Indian Hindu community lost a great, compassionate and humble man, whose cultural and religious vision helped set groundwork for the Greenville Indian community. Vipin (Vip) Ramanlal Patel, from Ahmedabad born in Vansoli, India, a son of Ramanlal and Maniben Patel, with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, fell...
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George Bruce McPherson

January 29, 1938 - November 29, 2016

George Bruce McPherson, Jr., son of the late George Bruce McPherson and Elizabeth Lindsay Jones McPherson, died November 29, 2016 at the age of 78. His love of life and caring and compassionate spirit will be greatly missed. Born on January 28, 1938, Bruce was a proud, lifelong resident of Greenville. He attended Greenville County schools and the Sewanee Military Academy. He graduated from the...
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Marcia Parrish Flow

June 14, 1921 - November 29, 2016

Marcia Flow, widow of Claude Lennox Flow, Jr., daughter of John Allen and Ruth Bell Parrish, went to heaven on Tuesday, November 29th. Her funeral will be at Mackey Mortuary on Friday, December 2nd, at 1PM, with visitation from 11:30-1PM, and burial at Greenlawn Cemetery in Spartanburg, SC at 3:30PM.Surviving are her son, Claude Lennox Flow, III, of Greenville, daughter, Ruth Flow Lake Morrow,...
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John Welborn

May 25, 1931 - November 28, 2016

John “Dan” Welborn, 85, passed away on Monday, November 28. Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late J.D. and Louise Welborn.He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.He was preceded in death by his sister Helen Fleming and his brother David Welborn.He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pat Welborn; his son, Bobby Welborn (Melisa); his daughters, Rose...
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Shirley Manseau O'Donnell

July 3, 1926 - November 27, 2016

Shirley Manseau O’Donnell passed away peacefully on November 27, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Thomas Clyde O’Donnell. She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne D’Abate (Gary) of Cleveland, Georgia; Dianne McNamara (Tom) of Fort McDowell, Arizona; one grandson, Michael Thomas D’Abate of Gastonia, North Carolina, and two sisters, Betty Scalfano of...
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Pedro Manent

January 26, 1922 - November 27, 2016

Pedro Pla Manent, 94, of Greenville, passed away November 27, 2016 at his home.Born in Barcelona, Spain, he was the son of the late Josep-Maria Manent Pujol and Carme Pla Rovira. He retired from American IWER.Surviving are his wife of sixty six years, Magda Gonzalez Manent; son, Cesar Manent; daughters-in-law, Debbie and Lourdes; grandchildren, Carolina, Valeria, Brian and his wife Lindsey; and...
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Judge E. Griffin

September 27, 1924 - November 26, 2016

Judge Emett Griffin, 92, passed away on Saturday, November 26. Born in Marshville, NC, he was the son of the late Plyde Griffin and Pantha Simpson Griffin. He was a veteran of the Second World War and served in the 78th Infantry Division of the United States Army. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and retired as a freight agent for the former Seaboard Coastline Railroad, now CSX Corporation....
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Julia C. Hyler

December 3, 1922 - November 26, 2016

Julia C. Hyler, 93, of Greer, SC passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at NHC of Greenville.She was born in Pickens County to the late Thomas and Frances Jones Childress on December 3, 1922. She was a homemaker and ran her own alteration business from home. She was a charter member of White Oak Baptist Church where she was a children’s Sunday school teacher and Outreach Leader. She was a...
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Allen Ross

April 28, 1949 - November 24, 2016

Allen McNeill Ross, 67, of Greenville, SC passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016.Born in Greenville, SC, he was a son of the late Dr. Henry Fulton Ross and Katherine Carpenter Ross. He was a member of Nell Townsend Presbyterian Church. Allen was a graduate of USC Upstate Spartanburg and Montreat College in Montreat, NC.He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Miller; a daughter, Katherine Carpenter...
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Myrtle Lee Chapman

January 30, 1927 - November 22, 2016

Myrtle Lee Farr Chapman passed away on November 22, 2016. She was predeceased by her mother, Sarah, husband Robert and siblings James, Louie, Lucy an Annie. Myrtle was employed by Southern Bell (now AT&T). She retired as a manager and her career spanned 40 years with the company. A graveside service will be held at the Springwood Cemetery on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. In...
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Cynthia Blankenship

March 30, 1965 - November 20, 2016

Cynthia Blankenship, 51, of Greenville, SC passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016.She is survived by her parents, Mackie and Sue Manning; her son, Zach Blankenship; two sisters, Stephanie Pierce (Dane) and Susie Heron (Remi); and three aunts, Ann Oates, Linda Ratterree, and Jean Charlton.A memorial service will be held at 11am on Monday, November 28, 2016 in the Chapel of The Mackey Mortuary.In...
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Marion Thomas Faile

February 12, 1923 - November 19, 2016

Marion T. Faile, 93, of Simpsonville, husband of Margaret Hardwick Faile, died on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Born in Rock Hill, SC, Mr. Faile was the son of the late James T. and Esther Z. Faile. He was predeceased by three brothers and one sister.Mr. Faile served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and participated in the Battles of Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa. He was awarded...
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Lillian Joyce Dowdy

February 2, 1956 - November 18, 2016

Mrs. Lillian Joyce Burton-Dowdy, 60, of Greenville, SC, departed this life on Friday, November 18, 2016 at her home.She was the daughter of Mrs. Nellie Burton and the late Robert Burton, Jr.A member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Joyce was educated in the Greenville County School System. She was employed with Gannett/USA Today.Joyce leaves to cherish memories her husband, Mr. Carl Dowdy of the...
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Carl H. Clawson

August 20, 1919 - November 17, 2016

Carl Houston Clawson, husband, father and longtime friend of many in the Greenville area was called home by our Lord on November 17th, 2016. He was 97 years old. Carl was born in Rock Hill, SC on August 12, 1919 and lived on the Winthrop University campus where his father was the resident engineer. He attended Winthrop Training School where he played football, basketball and the clarinet. Carl...
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Clair Warren Schwalm

February 2, 1922 - November 16, 2016

Clair ‘Dutch’ Schwalm, 94, formerly of North Myrtle Beach, SC, passed away Wednesday, November 16.Born in Valley View, PA February 2, 1922, he was the son of the late Elmer and Gertie Stutzman Schwalm.Dutch moved to Greenville, SC as an engineer working with Booth Electrosystems in their textile division. While working with Booth Mr. Schwalm was heavily involved in projects that...
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Douglas Arthur Gegen

March 9, 1949 - November 15, 2016

Douglas Arthur Gegen, 67, of Greenville, passed away November 15, 2016.Born in Miami, FL he was the son of the late Robert and Jean Gegen. Doug graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Physics. He began his career at the Miami Space Transit Planetarium; from there he ventured to the Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory at Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky. In 1986 he read an...
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Miles Richard FULMER

April 20, 1920 - November 14, 2016

Miles Richard Fulmer, 96, of Greenville, widower of Lois Ann Henderson Fulmer, died Monday, November 14, 2016.Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Richard Albert and Fannie Ellen Lake Fulmer. Richard served in the US Navy during World War II. He joined the US Postal Service in 1946 and retired after 38 years of service.He was a charter member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church...
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Ralph H. Mertins

August 22, 1990 - November 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Ralph H. Mertins

August 22, 1990 - November 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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James Hamilton Stewart

June 21, 1943 - November 11, 2016

James Hamilton “Jimmie” Stewart, III, died on November 11, 2016, in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. Born in Greenville, South Carolina on June 21, 1943, he was the son of James Hamilton Stewart, Jr. and Martha Elizabeth Givens, both of Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Jimmie graduated from Greenville High School. He received Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Presbyterian College,...
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Doris Esther HOLMES

April 20, 1924 - November 10, 2016

Doris Esther Holmes went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 10, 2016 at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC.She was born on Easter Sunday in 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. She is survived by four sons, three daughter-in-laws, eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a son, two daughter-in-laws, and a brother.As...
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William McGowan LittleJohn

August 5, 1948 - November 9, 2016

William McGowan Littlejohn, Jr., 68, of Fountain Inn, SC, passed away November 9, 2016. Born in Anderson, SC, he was the son of Harriet Rose Barton Littlejohn and William McGowan Littlejohn of Greenville. He is survived by his father, William McGowan Littlejohn of Greenville; a sister, Beverly Barton Littlejohn of St. Petersburg, FL; a brother, Thomas Kenneth Littlejohn, sister-in-law Alice...
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Charles Edward Brock

July 30, 1934 - November 8, 2016

Charles Edward Brock, 82, passed away November 8, 2016. Charlie was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Pat. He was a devoted father to Charles “Chip” Brock (Gina), Carl Brock (Vicky), and Adele “Dell” Aycock (Mark). A loving grandfather to Kathleen, Kelly Bryant (Shawn), Alex, Abby, and Rebecca; brother to Cheryl, Dicksie, and Bill Brock (Cathy) all of Seneca. ...
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Barry Wimberley

June 18, 1938 - November 8, 2016

Barry Scott Wimberley, 78, of Greer, SC passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at home surrounded by his family.Born in 1938, Barry grew up in Western Tennessee. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1961 and later served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Barry and his family relocated to Greenville in 1980 where he worked for Fluor until retirement. He was member of First Presbyterian...
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Harold Larry DILLARD

March 9, 1925 - November 6, 2016

Harold L. “Larry” Dillard, 91 of Greenville, SC went to his heavenly home on Sunday, November 6, 2016.Born in Easley, SC on March 9, 1925, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Blanche Dillard. He graduated from Easley High School and served in the United States Army for 4 years during World War II. When he returned home, he enrolled and graduated from Furman University. Mr. Dillard...
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James D. Seward

June 21, 1957 - November 6, 2016

James Donald Seward, Jr., 59, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 6th, 2016 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.Born on June 21, 1957, in Johnson City, Tennessee, Jim was the son of Betty Lyle Seward of Greenville and the late James D. Seward. He is preceded in death by his loving brother, Mark Lyle Seward.Jim is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Lynn Montjoy...
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James Albert Strange

November 7, 1938 - November 5, 2016

James Albert “Nick” Strange, Jr., 77, of Greenville, SC passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016.Born in Spartanburg, SC, Mr. Strange was a son of the late James A. Strange, Sr. and Ethel Tapp Strange. He attended The Citadel. He retired from the Greenville County School System after 30 years as a law enforcement officer. He was member of St. James Episcopal Church.He is survived by his...
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Phyllis Marie Hess

January 6, 1924 - November 4, 2016

Phyllis Marie Hess, 92, entered the presence of her Lord and Savior on November 4, 2016.She was born in Archbold, Ohio, the daughter of Elmer E. and Esther Slagle Rupp. She attended Bob Jones University and was a graduate of the Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing.She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Paul Hess; daughter, Christine Hess of Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia; son, David...
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Georgia M. Vaughn

October 1, 1923 - November 4, 2016

Georgia McCoy Vaughn, 93, passed away November 4, 2016 after a brief illness.Georgia was the widow of William Arthur Vaughn, Jr., the beloved mother of Carolyn Vaughn Turner, and the loving mother-in-law of Roy Turner.She was a member of Earle Street Baptist Church.A special thank you is extended to all the wonderful and compassionate staff at McCall Hospice House who helped Georgia during her...
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Roger Chastain

December 20, 1941 - November 3, 2016

Roger W. Chastain, 74, died Thursday at his home. Born in Greenwood, SC he was the son of the late William Lowery and Ruth Rogers Chastain. Roger moved to Anderson in 1954 where he attended Boys High playing football, basketball, and track. He was an outstanding athlete. He played in the Shrine Bowl, played with the All South team and the All State team and received a football scholarship to the...
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Blanche W. Zaglin

April 27, 1919 - November 2, 2016

Blanche W. Zaglin of Greenville, SC passed away Nov.2, 2016 in her own home, peacefully and with the dignity she had enjoyed in her 97 years of life.She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harry H. Zaglin, who passed away in 1995.She is survived by a sister, Irene Talansky of NY; her daughter, Evelyn Z. Beslow of Hartsdale, NY; her sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Robert Zaglin (Laura)...
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Ronald William McKinney

March 23, 1948 - November 1, 2016

Ronald William McKinney passed away at his home on Wednesday, 2 November 2016. A native Greenvillian, he was the son of William Riley McKinney, who preceded him in death, and Doris Chadwick McKinney.Ron was a dedicated Christian, lawyer, scholar, civic leader, and family member. A 1966 graduate of Greenville High, he went on to earn a B.A. in History from Furman University, where he was Student...
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Norma Southerlin Floyd

December 23, 1929 - November 1, 2016

Norma Southerlin Floyd, 86, of Greenville, passed away November 1, 2016.Norma was born in Greenville, and was the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Roberta Craigo Southerlin. She graduated from Parker High School in 1947. Norma attended Draughon’s Business School and began her career at Greenville News, followed by Winn Dixie Stores and United Merchants. In her later years, she worked in...
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James H. Outen

October 19, 1932 - October 29, 2016

Mr. James Howard Outen passed peacefully with his wife by his side on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Mountain Home Health and Rehab located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He was born October 19, 1932 in Kershaw, South Carolina, a son of the late John T. Outen and Mattie Miller Outen. Mr. Outen was the husband of Mable “Nickye” Casey Outen, the Love of his Life for 66 years. He...
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April 29, 1926 - October 26, 2016

Dr. David Yearick went Home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 26, at the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC. He was born in 1926 in Lock Haven, PA, the son of Harry O. Yearick, Sr., and Martha R. Yearick. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret (Bobbie) Cochran Yearick, his son Bob (Nancee Lee) of Greenville, daughter Marla (Ted) Allston of Taylors, and daughter...
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September 27, 1926 - October 26, 2016

Ruth Lanford Stoddard passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Born September 27, 1926 in Woodruff, SC she was a daughter of Arthur Floyd and Era Willis Lanford. Ruth retired from Greenville County and was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville. She is survived by a son, Roger D. Stoddard and wife Connie; one grandson, Tyler Peach of Taylors; a brother Cecil Lanford of...
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Michael Warren Ogborne

October 31, 1939 - October 24, 2016

Michael W. Ogborne was born in Laurelton, New Jersey on October 31, 1939 to James and Nadeen Ogborne. His early years were spent in Lakewood, NJ, attending Lakewood and Freehold Regional High Schools. Following, he attended Valley Forge Military Academy on a track scholarship, Wake Forest University on a football scholarship, and graduated Pre-Med from Hillsdale College in Michigan. He excelled...
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John H. Smetana

September 8, 1930 - October 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Mary L. Orr

December 19, 1924 - October 22, 2016

Mary Orr, born December 19, 1924 passed away October 22, 2016 at McCall Hospice House after several months of declining health and a sudden critical illness.She is preceded in death by her parents Claude Vaughn and Elizabeth Shirley Leslie of Easley, her husband W. C. “Red” Orr, her daughter Rita Reeves of Piedmont, her son Leslie Orr of the home and her youngest brother Vaughn Leslie...
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Elizabeth Flinkingshelt

September 13, 1919 - October 22, 2016

Elizabeth Flinkingshelt, 97, of Greenville, SC, went to be with her Heavenly Father on October, 22, 2016. She was born in Elloree, SC on September 13, 1919; the daughter of the late Byers and Florence Heatley.Surviving is her son; Herman Flinkingshelt (Janice); her grandsons; Keith Flinkingshelt (Shelley) and Kevin Flinkingshelt (Stephanie); three step-grandchildren; Lamar Keeler (Angie), Shantel...
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Dwight A. Newton

May 8, 1936 - October 16, 2016

Dwight Albert Newton, 80, of Greenville, SC, passed away on October 16, 2016.Born in Melrose, MA, Dwight was the son of the late Waldo Earle Newton and Helen Boyce Metcalf. Dwight was preceded in death by his brother, Earle Newton and his sister, Marjorie Hallowell, and the mother of his children, Linda Kerr Harrison.He is survived by his boloved wife of 37 years, Edyth Newton and his children...
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May 14, 1932 - October 16, 2016

Spero “Speedy” Steve Petrakos, 84, of Greenville, passed away October 16, 2016.Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Steve and Pat Petrakos. He was a 1955 graduate of Furman University. He enlisted into the US Air Force and served six years where he became a Staff Sergeant. Speedy retired after 20 years in retail sales with Belks. Speedy was an avid reader, gardener...
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Joan D. Lynn

November 27, 1937 - October 16, 2016

Joan Dryman Lynn, 78, widow of Charles E. Lynn, passed from this life at the McCall Hospice House on October 16, 2016. Joan was born in Franklin, NC, and was the eldest child of the late Ressie and William Dryman. Joan was a retired Registered Nurse, having spent her career at Greenville County Detox Center, Greenville Memorial Hospital and St. Francis Hospital. She was a member of Reedy Fork...
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Richard Elton Gray

December 8, 1935 - October 15, 2016

Richard E. Gray, 80, of Taylors, SC, went home to be with his Lord on October 15, 2016, after a brief illness. He was born in Roanoke Rapids, NC, on December 8, 1935 and was the son of the late Edward Ryland Gray and Letha Price Gray. He was a graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School and Bob Jones University where he received both undergraduate and master's degrees. He taught on the junior...
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Edna Catherine Edwards

March 6, 1929 - October 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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November 11, 1956 - October 13, 2016

Cheryl Ann Muscella, 59, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 13, 2016.Born in Lewistown, PA, she was the daughter of Donald and Mary Strausser. She is survived by her two sons; Brian and Marc (Stefanie) Muscella; five beloved grandchildren; two sisters; Valerie (Steve) Wolensky; and Paula (Stephen) Leung; one brother Michael (Jeanna) Strausser; and many nieces and nephews.A...
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Lawrence D. Carrier

April 18, 1945 - October 9, 2016

A Life Remembered: Lawrence “Larry” Douglas Carrier, 71, joined his Savior in Heaven on Sunday, October 9, 2016 after a courageous 20–month battle with cancer. He was at home with his family in Taylors, SC.Larry was born on April 18, 1945 in Atlanta, GA to the late William Silas Carrier, a professional musician, and Willene Daniel Carrier, part-time musician, homemaker, and...
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Evangeline Hyder Wells

April 24, 1929 - October 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Gwendoline M. Garnett

December 25, 1936 - October 8, 2016

Gwendoline M. Garnett, 79, of Taylors, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Born December 25, 1936 in Acton, England, she was the daughter of the late Samuel T. and Annie P. Skelley.Gwen was preceded in death by her husband Bobby R. Garnett.She is survived by three children, David Garnett and his wife Shari of Carbondale, IL; Kathy Childress and her husband Martin of...
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Doris G. Goodwin

August 3, 1928 - October 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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William H. Berry

June 23, 1929 - October 6, 2016

William H. Berry, Jr., 87, of McCormick, SC passed away Thursday, October 7, 2016. Born in Louisville, KY, he was the son of William and Elizabeth Berry. Bill obtained both a bachelor's and master's degree and was a successful chemical engineer during his long career. Bill met and married his wife Julia in 1952. He is predeceased by his wife Julia and daughter Julia Lisa.A funeral service...
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Chongsook CHOE

March 10, 1932 - October 6, 2016

Services for Chongsook Choe will be held Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 3:00pm at The Mackey Mortuary. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.Visitation will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 6:30 - 8:30pm at the mortuary.
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Samuel Mills Hunter

April 28, 1937 - October 5, 2016

Samuel Mills Hunter, Sr., 79, of Greenville, passed away October 5, 2016.Born in Wilmington, NC he was the son of the late Mills and Gertrude Hunter.Sam graduated from The Citadel with a degree in English. After serving in the Army he began his career with Jackson Mills in Wellford, retiring when the mill was closed. He was a member of Fourth Presbyterian Church.Surviving are his three...
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Margaret B. Schilling

April 30, 1917 - October 3, 2016

Margaret Buser Schilling, 99, of Greer, passed away October 3, 2016.Born in Thomas, WV to Harley Buser and Gladys Newcomer Buser, Margaret was the widow of Robert N. Schilling who died in 1975. She was predeceased by a brother, sister and son, Alan Kirk Schilling. She is survived by a daughter, Judith Schilling of Vallejo, CA; two grandchildren, Dominic (Sayra) Spediacci and Catlin Spediacci;...
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Judy Carole Cofer

February 22, 1949 - October 2, 2016

To know Judy was to love her. On October 2, 2016 she went home to be with Jesus. A genuinely beautiful soul who knew only love and compassion for others, she embodied all that is good in the human spirit. She fiercely loved her family and was truly happiest when they were all together, usually at her home, which was always home base for anything family related. She held many roles in her life;...
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Jean Marie Finch

April 3, 1943 - October 1, 2016

Jean Marie Finch, 73, of Taylors, died Saturday, October 1, 2016.Born in Taylors she was a daughter of the late James Charles and Marie Hudson Phillips.Jean worked in retail and was a member of Hillside Baptist Church.Surviving are her sons, Tommy Finch and his wife Katherine and Keith Finch and his wife Lisa all of Taylors; sisters, Geraldine Crain and her husband Richard of Greer; Martha Garner...
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