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 Hay Leatherwood

April 5, 1959 - May 27, 2016

Barbara Hay Leatherwood, 57, went home to be with her Savior May 27, 2016.Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of Dr. Ken and Diane Hay. Barbara graduated from Bob Jones University with a BS degree in Elementary Education. During her life she was a teacher, conference speaker and early childhood curriculum author. Barbara was a loving wife, dedicated Mom and “Mimi”. ...
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Margaret Baker Bell

October 1, 1930 - May 25, 2016

Margaret Baker Bell, formerly of 925 Cleveland St. Greenville, SC, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Cottages at Brushy Creek.Born in Portsmouth, VA, she was a daughter of the late David Bishop Baker and Ruby Hopkins Baker. She attended Winthrop University. Margaret was formerly a member of Central Baptist Church, but more recently First Baptist Greenville. As a member of...
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Patricia Elizabeth Britt

October 13, 1944 - May 20, 2016

Patricia Gullatte Britt passed away peacefully on May 20th, 2016.She was born on October 13th, 1944 in Dixie, Alabama, the daughter of Robert Donald Gullatte, Sr. and Evelyn Davis Gullatte. She attended Dixie High School and Auburn University.She is survived by her husband, William James Britt of Simpsonville, SC and their children, Kassandra Elizabeth DeFranco and her husband Peter also of...
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Marian Mae Campbell

December 30, 1924 - May 19, 2016

Marian Mae Campbell, 91, of Taylors, passed away peacefully May 19, 2016.Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA she was the daughter of the late John Joseph and Marian Jenkins McGowan.Marian was an active member of Lee Road United Methodist Church.Surviving are her son, Robert Campbell of Doylestown, PA; her daughter, Carol Campbell LaFoy, of Greenville; grandchildren and great grandchildren.She was preceded...
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Tamara Star Young

February 18, 1962 - May 19, 2016

Travelers Rest, SC - Tamara Star Young, 54, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 as a result of a chronic illness.Born in Council Bluffs, IA, the daughter of the late Bobby Marchman and Barbara Grier, she was raised in Athens GA and lived most of her life in Travelers Rest, SC.Ms. Young was a homemaker and an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. She loved to crotchet, color mandalas and shared a love for fishing...
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Eugene H. Turner

July 12, 1928 - May 18, 2016

Eugene H. Turner, Sr., 87, passed away Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at McCall Hospice House.He leaves his wife of 68 years, Martha (Cowsert) Turner; his son Eugene H. Turner, Jr. (Karen); daughters Vickie Galvin, Kim Barber (Stuart), Kelly Murphy, Lisa Cope (Gene), and Linda Silvers (Trace); 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.Mr. Turner was born and raised in Greenville. He was the son of...
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Clarence W. Blanchard

February 1, 1920 - May 18, 2016

C. W. Blanchard went peacefully to meet his Lord on May 18, 2016. He was born on February 1, 1920 in Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada. After graduating from Holmes Bible College in Greenville, he married Kathleen (Kitty) Hearn. Reverend Blanchard was a minister in the Pentecostal Holiness Church prior to working for Kemet Electronics.He is survived by his son, Wayne Blanchard (Bonnie); his daughter...
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Evelyn Hannon Watson

April 1, 1925 - May 18, 2016

Evelyn Hannon Watson, age 91 of Greenville, passed peacefully May 18, 2016. She was born in Greenville the second of three children to the late James Benjamin Hannon and Stena Sally Elrod Hannon. She was a 1942 graduate of Parker High School. Evelyn was employed as an administrative assistant at Hudson’s Photography Studio for many years. She was a devoted member of West Gantt Baptist...
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Marian J. Weinberger

April 13, 1935 - May 16, 2016

Marian Taft Weinberger, of Greenville, passed peacefully May 16, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. She was born in Manhattan to the late Benjamin Taft and Sara Fenig Taft. Marian was an honors graduate of Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing and received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. She was devoted to healthcare...
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Martha Ann Cheves Sherard

June 29, 1941 - May 12, 2016

Martha Ann Cheves Sherard, wife of 47 years of Gordon Brown Sherard, Jr., passed away May 12, 2016 surrounded by her family.Born on June 29, 1941 at Camp Forrest in Tullahoma, Tennessee, Ann was the daughter of the late Beaufort “Boo” Goodman McCuen Cheves Olechovsky and the late Langdon Cheves.Ann is survived by her beloved husband Gordon; daughter Cheves Sherard Steck and her...
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John Christopher Pellew

September 7, 1979 - May 9, 2016

Chris Pellew, age 36, died on May 9, 2016 after a brief illness. Chris was born September 7, 1979 in Greenville, S.C. For the last fourteen years Chris has been living in Parkins 1, a group home in Greenville that is under the direction of “thrive upstate”, formerly known as the Department of Disablilties and Special Needs (DDSN).Chris, beloved child of God, is survived by his...
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Nathubhai Lallubhai Patel

May 16, 1918 - May 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Dana Elizabeth Parks

December 7, 1955 - May 4, 2016

Dana Elizabeth Hines Parks, age 60 of Taylors, passed peacefully on May 4, 2016 at McCall Hospice House. She was born in Jackson, Mississippi to the late James Albert Hines, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Peatross Hines. She was a graduate of Mann High School in Greenville and worked briefly was an associate with Mack Parks Tool & Dye. Dana was of the Christian faith and an avid reader and loved...
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Richard Nolan Kilpatrick

December 1, 1930 - May 4, 2016

Richard Nolan Kilpatrick died May 4, 2016. He was born on December 1, 1930 in Chesnee, So. Car. He was the son of the late Edith Jewell Kilpatrick and John Robert Kilpatrick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his brothers, John Robert Kilpatrick, Jr., and David Kilpatrick. Surviving is his sister, Myra Phillips and her husband, Arthur.Richard was a graduate of Carson-Newman...
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Billie Harris Sawyer

August 6, 1926 - May 2, 2016

Billie Jo Harris SawyerAugust 6, 1926 to May 2, 2016Daughter of the late Jessie McMillin and Dillard Dewitt Harris, Billie was born in Sweetwater, Tx. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Henderson Sawyer and her sisters, Frances Harris Shongo and Doris Harris Haynes.Billie is survived by her children and their spouses Cheryl Sawyer Hunt (William Hodges Hunt) and Richard Ray Sawyer ...
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James Dean Kotti

March 29, 1957 - May 2, 2016

James Dean Kotti, 59, of Duncan SC, lovingly known as “Jimbo”, passed away May 2, 2016.Born in Augusta GA on March 29, 1957, Jim graduated from North Augusta High School with honors in 1975 and from Clemson University with a BS in Geology in 1982. He was self-employed with Orion Environmental Consulting Inc.Jim loved the outdoors and especially snow skiing and hiking. He was happiest...
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Frances Capers Bouton

May 11, 1923 - May 2, 2016

Frances Capers Bouton, 92, died peacefully on May 2, 2016. Frances was born on May 11, 1923 in Augusta, Ga to Anderson “Buddy” and Louise Capers. She was the beloved sister of brothers Anderson “Brother” Capers and Stewart Capers, and sister, Marion “Chummy” Peterson. She graduated from Tubman High School in 1938 and Augusta College in 1940.Frances married...
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Irene Allen Cooley

July 26, 1911 - May 1, 2016

Irene Allen Cooley, 104, widow of Alexander Cooley, passed away May 1, 2016.Born in Pinsk, Poland, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Sonia Allen.Irene was a member of Congregation Beth Israel, where she was a special honoree on her centennial birthday. She was a talented song writer, a wonderful devoted friend, especially to young people, and her infectious smile will be missed by all...
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Mary Ruth Durham

July 14, 1927 - May 1, 2016

Mary Ruth Beckom Durham, 88, of Greenville, SC passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016.She was born in Alamance County, NC on July 14, 1927 to the late Ernest Tingen and Betha Naomi Ross Beckom. She graduated from Altamahaw-Ossippee High School in May of 1945 as May Queen. Mary Ruth was the first and only of her siblings to attend college and enroll in a business course at Elon College and received her...
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Charles Ray Mabry

May 26, 1931 - April 30, 2016

Charles Ray Mabry passed away April 30, 2016 at the age of 84 following a lengthy battle with cancer.Ray was born in Greenville, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Charles D. and Lorene G. Mabry. He is survived by the love of his life for sixty years, Ruth Rogers Mabry. Also surviving are a son, Charles R. Mabry, Jr. and his wife Sheila who reside in Canton, Massachusetts, a daughter,...
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Charles Ray Mabry

May 26, 1931 - April 30, 2016

Charles Ray Mabry passed away April 30, 2016 at the age of 84 following a lengthy battle with cancer.Ray was born in Greenville, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Charles D. and Lorene G. Mabry. He is survived by the love of his life for sixty years, Ruth Rogers Mabry. Also surviving are a son, Charles R. Mabry, Jr. and his wife Sheila who reside in Canton, Massachusetts, a daughter,...
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Ragesh Pandya

October 31, 1959 - April 29, 2016

Dr. Ragesh Pandya, 56, passed away Friday, April 29th, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Kailash Pandya and the late Dahyalal Pandya. He lived a life of passion, fortitude, and honor. The joy of Dr. Pandya's life was his family and close friendships he developed in Greenville. He adored his wife, Mansi Pandya, whom he married on March 25, 1987.Dr. Pandya completed his...
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Byron J. Smith

January 3, 1931 - April 29, 2016

Byron J. (BJ) Smith, 85, of 602 Treadstone Way, passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2016 surrounded by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Jane (Smitty) Smith and family.He is survived by two sons, Jeff Smith, of Greenville; Scott (JoAnn) Smith, of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Becky (Tim) Brewer of Asheville, NC; seven #1 granddaughters and two #1 grandsons. He is also survived by four...
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Dawn E. Klengson

May 2, 1930 - April 28, 2016

Dawn Eileen Klengson, 85, formerly of Greenville, SC and Rockford, IL passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016.Born in Rockford, IL, Mrs. Klengson was a daughter of the late William and Edna Bullard. She was a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a degree in Education. She was an elementary school teacher in Rockford, IL. She moved with her family to Greenville, SC in 1970. Mrs. Klengson was...
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Wilbur B. Greyard

June 8, 1924 - April 27, 2016

Wilbur B. Greyard, Jr. was born on June 8, 1924 in Florence, SC to Wilbur B. Greyard, Sr. and Lillie Wilkins Greyard and was accomplished at everything he undertook. As a proud product of the Greatest Generation, he was a great student, a phenomenal athlete, a decorated pilot in WWII, a successful business executive and a dedicated family man. He passed away at the Woodlands at Furman on April 27...
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William Davis Browning

May 12, 1921 - April 27, 2016

William Davis Browning, Sr., 94, widower of Dorothy David Browning, of 7 Stone Lake Court, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2016.Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Paul Browning Sr., and Ethel Smith Browning. Bill attended Greenville High School and Darlington School in Rome Georgia. He served in the US Navy during WWII and received the American Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal...
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Kathryn Winifred Armstrong

October 2, 1927 - April 26, 2016

Kathryn Winifred Armstrong, 88, of Greenville, wife of the late John William Armstrong, passed away on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016. She was also known as “Kay” or “Tinka” by her friends and family.Kay was born in Lawson, Saskatchewan, Canada to Ernest James Stevenson and Winifred Mary Ellerton Stevenson. When she was born, the delivery nurse was reading Babbitt and nicknamed...
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Irene P. Addis

June 23, 1929 - April 26, 2016

Irene P. Addis, 86, of Taylors, SC went home to be with the Lord on April 26, 2016.Born in Gaffney, SC, Mrs. Addis was a daughter of the late Jesse and Vernie Powell. She taught elementary school from South Carolina to Taipei, Taiwan for over 40 years. She was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church for the last 23 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Timothy George Corey

April 25, 1941 - April 23, 2016

Dr. Timothy Corey on April 23, 2016 entered the presence of his loving heavenly Father, whom he faithfully served. His strong confidence in God’s good and sovereign will remained with him throughout his cancer journey.He was born in Presque Isle, Maine, the son of Ken and Bessie Corey. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Todd and Denise Corey of Greenville, SC, Kevin and...
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Lillie Mae Kelley

May 17, 1932 - April 22, 2016

Lillie Mae Kelley, age 83, of Ells Country Estates, Piedmont died peacefully on April 22, 2016. Lillie was born on May 17, 1932 in Pickens. She was the daughter of Walter Reece and Elvie Anderson Reece.Although she had many professional accomplishments, her greatest achievement and joy was her family. She is survived by her loving husband, of 53 years, Albert J. Kelley; daughter Patricia Durham...
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Sammy William Smith

October 12, 1938 - April 22, 2016

On Friday, April 22, 2016, Sammy W. Smith, 77, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.Sammy was married to, Linda Lawson Smith, for 48 years. Together they have two children, Charlotte Collier and Lawson Smith, both of Greenville. He was especially proud of his two grandchildren, Hannah Collier, 16, and Ty Collier, 13, both of Lugoff, SC.Sammy...
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Clarence Berry Martin

May 28, 1922 - April 20, 2016

Clarence Berry, “Pete”Martin, Jr., 93, of Greenville, passed away April 20, 2016.” He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle. He was a proud World War II veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Pacific theatre, a Clemson University graduate and an ardent Tiger fan. He was the son of Clarence Berry Martin, Sr. and Sadie...
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Robert Sikorski

March 16, 1940 - April 20, 2016

Robert Eugene Sikorski, beloved husband of Stephanie Johnson Sikorski, passed peacefully April 20, 2016 after an extended illness in his 76th year. Bob was born in Anniston, Ala., a son of the late Frank A. Sikorski, Sr. and Beatrice Herring Sikorski. He and his family were active members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he served as an altar boy. Also, he enjoyed hiking and camping...
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Katharine Faulconer Hawpe

July 28, 1936 - April 19, 2016

Katharine “Kitty” Faulconer Hawpe, 79, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and loyal friend passed away on April 19, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital after courageously battling a brief illness. She was born on July 28, 1936 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Katharine Baker Faulconer and the late Dr. C. Newman Faulconer. She spent her childhood in Norfolk, Buchanan...
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Josephine B. Magin

August 10, 1921 - April 18, 2016

Josephine Barone Magin, 94, entered into rest April 19. Born in Rochester, NY to the late Raffaele and Maria Federico Barone, she is survived by daughters Lenore (Gerald) Ozzimo and Valerie Magin, granddaughters Chrissa Ozzimo Fore and Michele (Dan) Fleming, and great grandchildren Carris and Landon Ozzimo Fore and Isabella and Eva Fleming, nieces Sandy (John) Sebastian and Margo Grammar, nephews...
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Harold Albert FARR

December 10, 1945 - April 18, 2016

Harold A. Farr, 70, of Greenville, SC passed away Monday, April 18, 2016.Born in Piedmont, SC, Harold was a son of the late Adger and Janie Farr. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Hunt Farr, three brothers and one sister.He is survived by two daughters, Tammy Wallace and husband, Greg of Chapin...
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Roger Dale MYERS

January 10, 1950 - April 17, 2016

Roger Dale Myers, 66, of Greenville, SC passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016.Born in Brevard, NC on January 10, 1950, he was a son the late Grover C. Myers and Dorothy M. Hudson. He served as a disaster relief volunteer with the Red Cross of Greenville throughout the United States. He also volunteered with the Gantt Fire Department. Roger was employed by Dallas Tax Service on White Horse Road in...
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Susan Crow Sullivan

March 21, 1966 - April 15, 2016

Susan Taylor Crow Sullivan, 50, passed away after a lengthy illness on April 15th. It seems too soon, yet she had the courage and grace to live a fulfilling and happy life even while battling a terminal illness. Surviving are the loves of that life, husband Joseph Francis Sullivan Jr. and her 11-year-old son, "Trey," Joseph Francis Sullivan III. She used every minute she was given, most...
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Le Thuy Thi Nguyen

March 30, 1937 - April 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Amanda Page McCarter

May 2, 1987 - April 12, 2016

Amanda Page McCarter of Piedmont, SC passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016.She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mamie Page and grandfather, Jack McCarter, Sr.Amanda is survived by her daughter, Sadie Neal and Sadie’s father, Justin Neal; her parents, Manley and Judy McCarter; sister, Charley “CJ” McCarter; grandfather, Charlie Page; grandmother, Mary Jane McCarter; and...
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Jerry William Costner

August 29, 1940 - April 12, 2016

Jerry William Costner, 75, of Taylors, S.C., passed away at Open Arms Hospice House Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The son of the late Edwin and Geneva Costner, he was born in Shelby, N.C., on Aug. 29, 1940. In addition to his beloved wife of 56 years, Janette Fortenberry, Jerry is survived by two sons, Timothy (Janet) of Anderson and Rich (Lisa) of Greenville, six precious grandchildren, Jonathan ...
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Richard Lee Bass

May 29, 1948 - April 12, 2016

Dickie Bass passed away on April 12, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Coy and Margaret Bass. Dickie lived in Gulf Breeze, Florida until his parents passing and then he moved to Greenville, SC to be close to family. Dickie and his parents were members of Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church. Dickie assisted with the girls basketball team at Gulf Breeze High School for many years. His...
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Lillie Mae Cothran

December 13, 1922 - April 10, 2016

Lillie Mae Cothran, formerly of West Circle Avenue, Greenville, passed peacefully on April 10, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living in her 93rd year. She was born on Dec. 13, 1922 in Greenville to the late Thomas L. Kellett and Julia Sizemore Kellett. She was a homemaker and member of Overbrook Baptist Church. Her life was devoted to her beloved grandchildren and family.Surviving are her...
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Donald Wayne Byram

July 2, 1935 - April 6, 2016

Donald Wayne Byram, “Ducky”, and fondly known as Papa, 80 of Simpsonville, South Carolina died on April 6, 2016 after a long and courageous fight with cancer.Born in East Enterprise, Indiana on July 2, 1935, he was the son of the late Park and Pearl Cole Byram.Don graduated from Vevay High School in 1953. Upon graduating from school, Don entered the Air Force eventually becoming...
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Marvin B. Sheriff

September 7, 1922 - April 3, 2016

Marvin B. Sheriff, age 93, passed peacefully April 3, 2016. He was born in Pickens County to the late Julius H. Sheriff and Annie Mae Hinton Sheriff. Marvin was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army, early member of CCC, and was retired from Cone Mills with 42 years of service.Surviving are his son-in-law, Kenneth Pennington; sisters, Mattie S. Bolick and Frances S. Holcombe; brothers, Prue, Edd,...
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Lulie Hunter Bellew

August 27, 1926 - April 2, 2016

Lulie Hunter Bellew, of Greenville, SC, departed this earthly life on April 2, 2016.Born in Newport News, VA, the eldest daughter of Walter and Lulie Soar, she graduated from Newport News High School. She had a long and successful career in accounting and office administration. She was married to the late James L. Hunter, Jr (d. 1983) and the late Lawrence N. Bellew, MD (d. 2002).She is survived...
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Winnie Marie Campbell

April 27, 1942 - April 2, 2016

Winnie Marie Campbell, 73, devoted wife of Michael Campbell, passed into the arms of her heavenly father on Saturday morning, April 2, 2016.Born in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Virginia Odom Brannon.Winnie was associated for many years in banking at American Federal/SunTrust and retired from Liberty Life/IBM. She was a faithful member of Taylors First Baptist Church.She...
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Mary Ellen Locke

September 25, 1927 - March 30, 2016

Mary Ellen Brown Locke, 88, of Taylors, SC died Wednesday, March 30, 2016.Born September 25, 1927 in Greenville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Hoyt Brown and Minnie Louise Brown. She was a 1945 graduate of Greenville High School. Mrs. Locke was a longtime volunteer at St. Francis Hospital and with Meals on Wheels. She was a member of Taylors First Baptist Church and the Senior...
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Sybil Norris Haneburger

January 6, 1940 - March 30, 2016

Sybil Norris Haneburger, widow of Jules Atwood Haneburger, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016.She was born in Easley, South Carolina, to the late Ira Langston Norris and Willene McCall Norris. Sybil was a graduate of the Greenville General School of Nursing and Southern Methodist University. She practiced nursing until her retirement. She was beloved by her many friends and wonderful neighbors. In...
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Betty Jane Taylor

October 5, 1933 - March 28, 2016

Betty Jane Taylor, 82, passed away peacefully Monday morning, March 29, 2016.Born in Collinsville, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Oren Austin and Victoria Tucker Hand.She was a member of Greenville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.She was the widow of Bobbie D. Taylor and is survived by her sons, Lee Taylor of Atlanta, GA and Ross Taylor of Columbia, SC; and her sister, Mavis...
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Lillie S. Abercrombie

May 24, 1921 - March 26, 2016

Lillie S. Abercrombie, age 94 of Greenville, passed peacefully on March 26, 2016 surrounded by her beloved family at her home. Lillie was born in Ware Shoals, South Carolina on May 4, 1921 to the late Garfield Strange and Della Mae Fowler Strange. After graduating Sterling High School, she married Charles Abercrombie, and their loving relationship endured for over sixty years, until his passing...
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Cecil Landon Quattlebaum

September 5, 1939 - March 24, 2016

Dr. Cecil Quattlebaum passed away on March 24, 2016. He was born on September 5, 1939, in Florence, SC, to Louise Magee and Cecil Landon Quattlebaum who taught him to love God and all humankind. Much of his life was spent helping others. Dr. Quattlebaum graduated from McClenaghan High School in 1957 and from Furman University in 1961 where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Furman...
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Robert Purvis

November 2, 1924 - March 23, 2016

Robert Purvis, 91, formerly of 15 Villa Road, went home to be with the Lord March 23, 2016.Born November 2, 1924 in Lynchburg, VA, he was a son of the late Harry E. and Agnes E. Purvis.Mr. Purvis was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty E. Thomas Purvis; a...
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Mildred M. Watson

September 18, 1929 - March 22, 2016

Mildred Madaline “Mille” Watson, of Greenville, passed peacefully March 22, 2016 at her home in the presence of her beloved daughter and the loving care of hospice. She was born in Ridgeley, W. Va. to the late James William Ott and Cecelia Catherine Fisher Ott. Millie was saved in her teen years, perhaps the first in her family. She always had a love for teaching and for missions. Her...
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Ray E. Ruff

April 22, 1943 - March 20, 2016

Ray E. Ruff, Jr., 72, husband of Patti Thomas, passed away at his home March 20, 2016.Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Ray E. Ruff, Sr., and Minnie Suber Ruff. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his daughters, Leslie Bundrick and Tracy (Donny) Feigel; four grandchildren, Rae, Stone, Shelby, and JD; his sisters, Dottie (Frank) Leonard and Cathy Wilson; and his five furry children,...
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Michael Francis Bergen

July 29, 1972 - March 20, 2016

Michael Francis “Mike” Bergen, Jr., of Simpsonville, passed suddenly March 20, 2016 in his 43rd year. He was born in Edison, New Jersey to Colleen Meixner Bergen and the late Michael Francis Bergen, Sr. Mike was employed with Progressive Packaging, and was a member of Word of Life Church of God.Surviving, in addition to his mother, Colleen, are children Charlie, Kateri Bergen, and...
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Sarah D. Taylor

June 10, 1925 - March 20, 2016

Sarah Dill Taylor, of Greenville peacefully passed away on March 20, 2016 at McCall Hospice House.She was the daughter of the late Herman Franklin Dill and Meta Southerlin Dill. She was a lifelong resident of Greenville and the wife of the late John Randolph Taylor, who died on November 8, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Herman Dill, Jr.Her major focus in life was her love...
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Margaret W. Hill

August 1, 1942 - March 20, 2016

Margaret Ann Hill of Mauldin passed peacefully March 20, 2016 at Heartland Healthcare Center in her 73rd year. She was born in Greenville to the late Roy E. Williamson and Harriet Virginia Garrison. Margaret was retired property management agent and was of the Baptist Faith.Surviving are her sons, William Michael Hill, and Roy Steven Hill; daughter, Deborah S. Hart (Rob); eight grandchildren;...
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Yen Van Vo

August 22, 1953 - March 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Allen Lee Jacobs

April 23, 1987 - March 18, 2016

Officer Allen Lee Jacobs, 28, lost his life while in the line of duty serving the citizens of Greenville on Friday, March 18, 2016.Born in Denver, CO, he was the son of Don and Tammie Jacobs, faculty members at Bob Jones University.Allen grew up in Travelers Rest, SC. He attended Bob Jones Academy, earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University, and was nearing...
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Trudy H. Williams

June 5, 1922 - March 17, 2016

Trudy Hughes Williams, 93, of Greer, SC passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016.Born in Pickens, SC, Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late John Edward Hughes and Ida Carroll Hughes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Leonard Williams; 5 brothers, James Hughes, Frank Hughes, John L. Hughes, Bill Hughes and Edward “Lafoy” Hughes; a sister, Ruth...
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Richard Harvey Reid

October 9, 1925 - March 14, 2016

Richard Harvey Reid, 90, of Greer, SC passed away Monday, March 14, 2016Born in Detroit, MI, Mr. Reid was the son of the late Harvey and Catherine Reid. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He loved his dog, Precious. Mr. Reid was active with Senior Action and the Veteran group at the senior center. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Winifred.He is...
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May 23, 1929 - March 13, 2016

Wanda Lee McCauley of Greenville, formerly of Williamston and Piedmont, passed peacefully on March 13, 2016, with loving family and loving staff at her side at Brookdale at Pelham Rd., after a long and brave journey with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Parker County, Texas, on May 23, 1929, to Eva and Lloyd Wright, she is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 69 years, D. B. McCauley....
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Russell Hinson

July 7, 1968 - March 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Kimberly A. Ward

November 30, 1927 - March 12, 2016

Kimberly Addington Ward Rodgers, 88, wife of Walter Frank Rodgers, passed away March 12, 2016.Born in Easley, she was the daughter of the late Robert H. and Gladys Fenley Addington.Preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Martin Ward; she is survived by her daughter, Beverly W. Ford; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Bernice Goosby Vaughan

February 3, 1922 - March 11, 2016

Bernice G. (Bernie) Vaughan was born February 3, 1922 in Yards, Virginia to the late J.H. (Pete) Goosby and Bertha S. Goosby. After graduating from Graham High School in 1939, she held several jobs in Bluefield and Parkersburg, West Virginia. In early 1946, Bernie met and married H.W. (Chris) Vaughan. She and Chris resided more than 25 years in Bluefield before moving to Greenville, South...
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Pearl A. Denham

September 9, 1927 - March 11, 2016

Pearl was born on September 9, 1927, the middle child and only daughter of Armenian immigrants, Armenag Terzybashian and Sarah Yeghoyan. Armenag changed his name to Arthur Taylor shortly after arriving in the United States, and enlisted to serve during in World War I. Meanwhile, Sarah, her siblings, father (the Rev. Asadoor Z. Yeghoyan), and stepmother were in Armenia hidden in a German...
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Harold Patrick Perry

May 18, 1934 - March 10, 2016

Rev. Harold Patrick Perry, beloved husband of Joanne Henry Perry, passed peacefully March 10, 2016 in his 81st year. Pat was born in Monticello, Georgia to the late James H. Perry and Mattie Bell Perry. He was a 1961 graduate of Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky where he earned a Master’s of Divinity, also he earned his bachelor’s at Furman University. Rev. Perry served as...
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Peter John Foley

May 24, 1943 - March 5, 2016

Peter John Foley. 72, passed away peacefully Saturday morning March 5, 2016 at McCall Hospice House.Born in Danvers, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late George Gordon and Gertrude Perry Foley.Peter was a 1966 graduate of Lowell Technological Institute. After graduation he honorable served in the U.S.A.F. during the Viet Nam conflict. Upon discharge Peter joined General Electric in Schnectady...
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Margaret Cook Blumer

December 15, 1921 - March 5, 2016

Margaret Cook Blumer, widow of Harry Blumer, passed peacefully March 5, 2016 at Glorified Health in her 94th year. Surviving son, Thomas D. Cook; step-son, Marcus Blumer; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Margaret was a devoted member of Augusta Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded by her parents and a son.Funeral service 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Mackey Mortuary. The...
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George Adams

September 28, 1925 - March 5, 2016

George Butler Adams, 90, husband of Nancy Icenhour Adams, died Saturday, March 5, 2016.Born in Boone, NC, he was the son of George Willett and Maude Lillian Adams. George retired from Duke Energy in 1989. He was an Army veteran who served in Germany during World War II. George was also a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church and Co-Ed H Sunday School Class.Surviving, in addition to his wife are...
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May 5, 1928 - March 4, 2016

Betty Hawkins Peden, born May 5, 1928 died on March 4, 2016 after a long and courageous battle in her fight against Alzheimer’s. Betty was devoted to her family and friends. Along with her husband, Walter Samuel Peden, they established Peden Contractors in 1957. She served as Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and was a construction executive who earned the respect of her male peers as a...
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Robert Victor Shaw

May 20, 1923 - March 1, 2016

Robert V. Shaw, 92, husband of the late Lee Stewart Shaw for 66 years, died on March 1, 2016.Born in Piedmont, S.C., he was the son of the late Claude M. and Cora Shirley Shaw. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.Mr. Shaw served in the Eighth Air Force of the US Army in World War II, completing 25 missions in the Allied Air campaign in Europe. He was a charter member of...
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William David Grier

January 25, 1961 - February 28, 2016

William David Grier, 55, of Greenville, SC passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 28, 2016.Born in Sylva, NC, Mr. Grier was the son of Paul Livingston Grier and Jane Reid Grier. He graduated from New Jersey’s Glen Rock High School in 1979. While at Glen Rock, he was able to apply his passion for sports as the quarterback and point guard for the high school’s football and basketball...
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David Zimmerman Warren

May 19, 1985 - February 28, 2016

David Zimmerman Warren, 30, died on Sunday February 28, 2016, in a pedestrian accident in Atlanta, GA. David is survived by his mother Geri Zimmerman Warren, his fiancé Robyn Lessans, his brother John Warren, his sister-in-law Courtney Warren, and his nephew John Steven “Stevie” Warren III.David was born on May 19, 1985, and grew up in Greenville, SC. He was a graduate of...
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Mary Catherine Clemmons

June 18, 1928 - February 27, 2016

Catherine “Cat” Clemmons, 87, formerly of Corinth, MS, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 after a period of declining health.Born in Corinth, she was the daughter of the late Alan Kendrick and Mary Della Fields.Cat worked as a Secretary for Wurlitzer Organ Company. She was a member of W. Corinth Baptist Church.Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Cindy Clemmons, of...
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Karen Denny-Dolan

August 3, 1954 - February 26, 2016

Karen Sue "Susie" Denny-Dolan, of Greenville, passed Friday, February 26, 2016 at the age of 61. She was a registered nurse for thirty years and had a big heart to care for others. She was a loving wife and a devoted mother to her two children. Family was always the most important thing to Susie and playing cards was a close second.Mrs. Denny-Dolan was born August 3, 1954 in Avon,...
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James Peter Riskie

January 28, 1965 - February 24, 2016

James Peter Riskie, 51, of Simpsonville, SC passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 after a long hard fight with cancer.Born in Philadelphia, PA, Mr. Riskie was the son of Saratina Ambra Riskie. Formerly a resident of Fremont, CA, he moved to Greenville/Simpsonville 1 year ago.In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Gina Delagarza; a niece, Alexandra Delagarza; a great-niece,...
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October 27, 1955 - February 24, 2016

Joel N. Griffin Jr., 60, of Easley, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer.He leaves his wife of thirty-three years, Sandy Griffin; his son, Trey Griffin and wife, Jennifer; son, Luke Abrams and wife, Sheena; and daughter, Andrea Griffin Crain and husband, Matthew; and five grandchildren; Mother, Betty Griffin; two siblings, Beverly Griffin and Mark Griffin.Born...
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Jack M. McCarter

May 6, 1929 - February 21, 2016

Jack Manley McCarter, Sr., beloved husband of Mary Jane Cleveland, joined the Church Triumphant on February 21, 2016 in his 86th year. He was born in Greenville County to the late Pal and Ivar McElrath McCarter. Jack was a devoted member of Piedmont Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, member of the choir and Men’s Bible Class. His faithful service to his church will be...
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Robert William Bills

December 30, 1940 - February 21, 2016

Robert William Bills “Bob” of Greenville, South Carolina went home to be with his Savior and Lord on February 21, 2016. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 30, 1940 and was the son of the late John Ewing Bills and Eda Ray Bills. He was the loving husband of Betty Henry Bills for 55 years; father of Allyson Bills Geyer (Jim), Beth Bills, Barbara Bills Migliorisi (Scott);...
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Nancy Floyd Stipp

March 6, 1943 - February 20, 2016

Nancy Floyd Stipp, 72, passed away peacefully Saturday morning February 20, 2016.She was a daughter of the late Thomas Memory and Yvonne Derrick Stipp.Nancy was a graduate of Greenville High and Brenau College and a devoted member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.She was predeceased by her husband, Peter A. Stipp in 2014. She is survived by her loving children, daughter, Noel Conti and husband Dan of...
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Charles Riddiford

November 25, 1933 - February 18, 2016

Charles A. Riddiford, 82, of Taylors, SC passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016.Born in Beloit, Wisconsin, Mr. Riddiford was a son of the late Arthur B. Riddiford, Jr. and Frances H. Riddiford. He served as a captain in the U.S. Airforce. He created the Erika and Chuck Riddiford Endowed Chair for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Riddiford loved sailing his boat, Charisma; enjoyed tennis...
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Fae Boggs Brand

January 12, 1920 - February 17, 2016

Fae Brand, 96, widow, of Rolling Green Village died as a born-again Christian and entered heaven February 17, 2016 and will be buried by Mackey Mortuary at Graceland East Park.Born January 12, 1920, grew up in McRae, Arkansas, was daughter of Jim and Beulah Boggs. She graduated from Univ. of Central Ark., taught Home Economics one year then in WWII joined the Navy as WAVE and taught in Navy Air...
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Carol Ann Puglia

February 3, 1942 - February 17, 2016

Carole Ann Puglia, 74, peacefully entered into God’s grace on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.Born in Paterson, New Jersey, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Gizzi and Mrs. Agnes Hanna Gizzi of Greenville, SC.Carole was a gradu­ate of the Paterson General Hospital School of Nursing. She enjoyed her career as a Registered Nurse for many years at Paterson General Hospital. She and Mike...
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Hugh Marion Smith

February 19, 1926 - February 14, 2016

Hugh Marion Smith, 89, of Piedmont, SC passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016.Born in Piedmont, SC, Mr. Smith was the son of the late Alvin Thomas Smith and Ethel Marie Casey Smith. He was a member of Piedmont United Methodist Church where he was known as the “Candy Man”. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was also a Mason and an avid woodworker. In addition to his...
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Albert W. Dekalb

May 7, 1925 - February 14, 2016

Albert W. DeKalb, 90 of Greenville, passed peacefully February 14, 2016. He was born in Albermarle County, Maryland to the late Baron E. DeKalb, Sr. and Carrie Inman DeKalb. After attending school he entered the U.S. Army and served in WWII. Upon discharge he met and married Jeannette Crump in Washington D.C. Albert was a salesman of automotive parts and member of the Greenville Associate...
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Katie Smith SUMMEY

January 12, 1922 - February 11, 2016

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Dolly A. Keathley

February 26, 1925 - February 10, 2016

Dolly A. Keathley, age 90 of Greenville, passed peacefully on February 10, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Greenville to the late Preston Woodside Adams and Dollie Pickell. She graduated from Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. and shortly thereafter married Needham Bryant Keathley on June 24, 1944. Mrs. Keathley was retired from Bruce V. Wainwright, D.D.S., P.A...
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Rodger Groff

July 4, 1929 - February 10, 2016

V. Rodger Groff, 86, of Greenville, S.C., went home to be with the Lord February 10, 2016. Born on July 4, 1929, in Baltimore, Md., Rodger spent his whole adult life in full-time Christian work. After graduating from Bob Jones University in 1954, he served the Lord on the staff of Bob Jones University until 1956. For twelve years he was part of the Peter and John Radio Ministry, working at River...
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Jean Ann Bruner

February 3, 1920 - February 9, 2016

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Joe Marshall Barron

January 2, 1952 - February 8, 2016

Joe Marshall Barron, 64, of Greenville, SC, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2016.Born in Anderson, South Carolina, Joe grew up in Athens, Georgia, where his parents, Charles Edward and Lalla Farmer Barron still reside. Joe graduated with highest honors from the last graduating class at Athens High School in 1970 and from Clemson University in 1974. He then went on to obtain a Masters of...
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Kimberly Ruth Bierman

April 8, 1966 - January 30, 2016

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Phyllis Ann Noble

September 4, 1945 - January 30, 2016

Phyllis Gwyn Noble, 70, of Travelers Rest, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 30, 2016.Born in Avery County North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late William Gwyn and surviving Ginny Gwyn. Phyllis was a homemaker and dedicated her life to being a mom and grandmother.Phyllis was survived by two daughters, Treasa Norton and Kimberly Hamer; six grandchildren; Autumn McMillan, Tiffonie...
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Elizabeth Morison

August 28, 1924 - January 30, 2016

Elizabeth Morse Morison, 91, of Greenville, passed peacefully January 30, 2016 in the presence of her loving family. Born in Pasadena, California of the late Henry Albert Morse and Alma Avery Morse, Elizabeth had lived happily in Greenville since 1989. Upon completing studies at Pasadena City College, she married the now late Teck Albert Wilson and, together, they had two children, Natalma ...
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Donald Lewis Gorsline

June 20, 1933 - January 30, 2016

Donald Lewis Gorsline, 82, died Saturday, January 30, 2016, surrounded by loving family at National Healthcare, Greer, South Carolina. Born on June 20, 1933, in Madison, Wisconsin, son of the late Rodger F. and Lucille M. (Wohlfert) Gorsline, he received his Bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, and his Masters’ degree from Appalachian State...
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Cleland T. Reed

August 10, 1919 - January 29, 2016

Mr. Cleland Theodore Reed, age 96 of Greenville, S.C., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Reed was the son of Francis Asbury and Brama Beatrice Rector Reed of Whitmire, S.C., as one of 7 children, which included 2 sets of twin sons. Cleland’s twin, Clarence Victor, passed away in the early ‘50s. The 6 sons of the family, including Jack, Ralph, Raymond and...
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Myrtle T. Durham

April 22, 1926 - January 29, 2016

Myrtle Thames Durham, wife of the late Arthur Thomas Durham, passed away January 29, 2016.Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Jones and Nanny Thompson Thames. Myrtle attended Kershaw County Schools and finished her education in Greenville at Draughons Business College. She finished at the top of her class and earned her pin in Greg’s shorthand for 250 words per minute...
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Lois Ann Hamilton

October 25, 1943 - January 28, 2016

Lois Ann House Hamilton, beloved wife of John W. Hamilton, Jr., passed peacefully January 28, 2016 at her home in her 72nd year. She was born in Greenville to the late Thomas Jefferson House and Ina Lucile Smith. She graduated from Greenville High School in 1961. For many years she worked for Greenville Orthopedic Appliance Company and Doctor’s Care. She was a devoted member of...
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George Wesley McDaniel

September 7, 1930 - January 27, 2016

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