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

Samuel W. Smith

February 1, 1937 - April 23, 2017

Dr. Samuel Wilson Smith, III, died peacefully and surrounded by love at home on April 23, 2017.Dr. Smith was born on February 1, 1937 in Charlotte, N.C., the son of Samuel W. Smith Jr. and Elizabeth Arbogast Gudger Smith. Dr. Smith and Laura Emilie Simmons were married on August 18, 1962 in Cooperstown, N.Y.Dr. Smith is a graduate of Episcopal High School, Davidson College, and The University of...
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John Calvin McCuen

July 16, 1942 - April 21, 2017

John Calvin McCuen, Sr., of Pelzer, SC, died Friday, April 21, 2017. Born the son of the late Porter McCuen and Eunice Eliza Brock, he was the business owner of Electric Board Repair Specialist in Greenville County.He was predeceased by his loving wife, Wilma Doloris McCuen; and survived by his son, John C. McCuen, Jr. and a daughter, Jennifer Lynne McCuen.A Visitation will be held Friday, April...
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Venetia Marie KELLEY

August 8, 1912 - April 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Michael William Mecklenburg

March 27, 1958 - April 14, 2017

Michael William Mecklenburg, 59, of Greenville, SC, died Friday, April 14, 2017.Mike moved to Greenville from New York a decade ago to be closer to family after the death of his younger brother, Steve. Mike brought to the community a deep knowledge of architecture and design and he developed a passion for preserving Greenville’s historical heritage. A volunteer generous with his time and...
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Laura Lucille Roy

March 4, 1931 - April 12, 2017

Laura Lucille Davis Roy went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2017. She was the widow of Eugene Davis and John Roy. She was born in Delphi, Indiana to the late Charles and Laura Kiblinger.She is survived by two sons: Tony Davis and Jordan Davies; two sisters: Patricia Kiblinger and Anna Mae Crawford; three brothers: Frank Kiblinger, Carl Kiblinger and Don Kiblinger; four stepdaughters: Joyce...
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John Bradford Carnes

November 12, 1955 - April 11, 2017

John Bradford Carnes, 61 of Taylors, SC passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017.A memorial service will be held at 2pm Friday, April 14, 2017 at Potters Clay Fellowship in Easley, SC.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Mildred Hudson Byars

October 15, 1928 - April 10, 2017

Mildred Hudson Byars, 88, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 10th, 2017. She was born on October 15, 1928 in Greenville, SC to the late Barney and Lettie Hudson. She was the widow of James T. Byars. She is survived by daughter, Mary Hughes Gallahan; granddaughter Cindy Hughes Johnson and husband Adam; and a great-granddaughter, Jordyn Hughes. In addition, she is survived by her brother,...
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George Herman Pruitt

January 11, 1951 - April 10, 2017

George Herman Pruitt, Jr., of Simpsonville, passed away April 10, 2017. Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late George Herman Pruitt, Sr. and Winona Traynham Pruitt.Mr. Pruitt attended Wade Hampton High School and the University of Georgia. He served in the United States Army with the 25th Infantry Division. He began a cotton career with W.B. Dunavant & Co. and attended Murdoch...
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Terry E. Standridge

October 2, 1944 - April 6, 2017

Terry “Bo” Eugene Standridge, 72, died Thursday, April 6, 2017 following a 5 year period of declining health. Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Cromer and Katie Standridge. He was a graduate of Parker High School and Greenville Tech. Terry served his country in the USAF, including a year tour in Vietnam and Thailand. He was employed in the engineering field with Enwright...
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Caroline Margaret Eschenberg Brown

May 31, 1960 - April 5, 2017

Caroline Margaret Eschenberg Brown, 56, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 after an extended illness. Born in Washington, DC, Caroline had been a resident of the Greenville area for nearly 40 years. She is survived by her adoring parents, Dr. Horst H. H. Eschenberg and Floride Cothran Eschenberg of Greenville. Caroline is predeceased by her beloved husband Woodrow Powell Brown, Sr. and her...
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George Murray Roberts

August 24, 1945 - March 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Nona Ann Beeson

August 8, 1934 - March 30, 2017

Nona Ann Beeson, 82, was called home to be with the Lord on March 30, 2017. Born in Devils Lake, North Dakota to the late Arthur Palmer and Thelma Lee Shervin.She is survived by her beloved husband David Beeson of 62 years. Four children: Michael Beeson (Kerri), Cheryl A Barry, Karen L. Strange (Freddie), and Kathryn L Jones (Steve); 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.In addition to her...
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James Harper Bowman

November 26, 1922 - March 25, 2017

James Harper Bowman, son of the late John Washington Bowman and the late Frankie Eblen Bowman, died March 25th, 2017. Born and reared in the Caney Ford community of Roane County, TN, he graduated from Roane County High School and earned a B.S degree in Agricultural Science from the University of TN in Knoxville. He was married to the former Hazel Tindall of Harriman, TN, for 70 years. In...
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Evelyn Hunt Byars

June 2, 1922 - March 25, 2017

Evelyn Virginia Hunt Byars, 94, of Greenville, widow of Nathan Lamar Byars, beloved mother, “Mamoose”, great-grandmother and friend to many, passed away March 25, 2017.She was born June 2, 1922 in Greer, SC to the late Robert Walter and Ella Green Hunt. In addition to her husband and parents, three sisters and two brothers, she was also preceded in death by a loving son, Joel H. Byars...
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Steven Wayne Hadik

August 8, 1963 - March 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Steven Wayne Hadik

August 8, 1963 - March 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Janice Beeler

June 4, 1965 - March 24, 2017

Janice Brittain Beeler, 51, of Taylors, SC passed away Friday, March 24, 2017.Born in Anniston, Al, she was a daughter of the late Douglas and Helen Brittain. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her Son, Family and Life. Her family will miss her loving, sweet spirit.Janice is survived by the love of her life, her son, John-Michael Beeler; her sister, Lisa Bass (Allen) of Simpsonville, SC;...
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Will Cole McMasters

January 11, 1918 - March 23, 2017

World War II and Korean War veteran and long-time hospital volunteer, Will Cole McMasters passed on at age 99, March 23, 2017, during a brief admission to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he had recently completed over 29 years as a volunteer, logging in 28,820 hours -- more than any other volunteer in the hospital’s history. His strength of character, sense of responsibility and...
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Benjamin Gettys Team

February 4, 1941 - March 21, 2017

Benjamin Gettys Team, Junior, 76, of 102 Woodland Way, Greenville, SC passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at home.Bennie was born in Greensboro, NC on February 4, 1941 to the late Benjamin Gettys Team and Frances Juliette Brown Team. He was a graduate of Greensboro Senior High School and was the first “Whirlie Bird.” Bennie retired from Steel Heddle Manufacturing Company as CEO and...
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Sandra Cowart Price

September 30, 1945 - March 20, 2017

Sandra Cowart Price passed away on March 20, 2017 at the age of 71.Born in Coffee County, GA on September 30, 1945, she was the daughterof the late M. C. and Modena Cowart. She was the widow of Arthur D.Price, and is survived by her two sons, Andrew and Stephen.Sandra was raised in Axson, GA and settled in Greenville, SC with herhusband, Arthur. She was a dedicated wife and mother, and a member...
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Joyce Mae Lawson Bierman

June 29, 1940 - March 16, 2017

Joyce Lawson Bierman, 76, went to be with her Savior and Lord Thursday, March 16. She was born June 29, 1940, in Overton, MO, to Arvil and Ester Wooten Lawson and grew up in New Franklin, MO. She graduated from New Franklin High School and attended Bob Jones University from 1958-1962. She then served on the BJU staff as Assistant Supervisor and later Supervisor of the dining common until July,...
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Arnold Levitt

April 27, 1939 - March 16, 2017

Arnold Benjamin Levitt, 77, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Harry and Irene Levitt. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonnie (Schechtman) Levitt; his son, Eric (Carmen) Levitt and was preceded in death by son, Hal Levitt; five grandsons, Jason and Joseph Levitt,, Ethan and Austin...
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Christine George

May 4, 1962 - March 16, 2017

Christine (Hlady) George, 54, of Simpsonville, SC died peacefully in her sleep on March 16, 2017. Chris was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 4, 1962. She is proceeded in death by her father, Stanley Hlady.She is survived by her Mother, Anna Hlady; Husband, Thomas Lee George of Simpsonville, SC; Daughter, Nicole (Roy) Smith of Simpsonville, SC; Son, Dennis Kerwin of Richmond, VA; Brother, Stanley ...
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Annette Lamb

November 13, 1952 - March 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Furman Ray Gray

October 1, 1924 - March 13, 2017

Furman Ray Gray, 92, born October 1, 1924 passed away Monday, March 13, 2017.He was a son of the late Rev. W.I. Gray and Maybelle Land Gray of Seneca.He was predeceased by brothers, Wilton Bruce Gray of Seneca and Clayton “Ned” Gray of Greenville.He is survived by his wife, Frances Rochester Gray, of the home; his sons, Furman “Kip” Ray Gray, II, of Greenville and Kevin...
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Dorothea Fischer Miller

October 5, 1921 - March 13, 2017

Dorothea Evelyn Fischer Miller went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2017. She was the widow of Boyd Daniel (Dan) Miller, Sr.She is survived by a son, Boyd Daniel (Danny) Miller, Jr. and his wife Brenda; granddaughter, Michele M. Papotto (Frank); grandson, Randy C. Miller (Ann); great-grandsons, Christopher Miller, Vincent Papotto, and Joseph Papotto; and a great-great granddaughter, Bryley...
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Daniel Lynnwood Sloan

December 14, 1946 - March 12, 2017

In loving memory of Daniel "Dan" Lynnwood Sloan, 70, who passed away on March 13, 2017. He was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina to the late Elizabeth Sloan Cash and Jack Sloan. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan Moore Sloan; daughters: Meredith Elizabeth Sloan and Lauren Sloan Canady, son-in-law, Avery Joseph Canady, Jr., and son Daniel Porter Sloan; two grandsons, Avery...
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Adrith Holland Parsons

December 5, 1925 - March 12, 2017

Adrith H. Parsons, 91, went to heaven on March 12, 2017. She was surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Joel A. Parsons.Born in Greenville, SC, daughter of the late Asberry and Lillie Morgan Holland, she was a proud graduate of Greenville High School. During World War II, she worked at Donaldson Air Base and was on a team that was responsible for the...
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Jimmy Wade Graves

December 18, 1955 - March 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Susan Loy Herman

June 13, 1946 - March 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Sarah Ann Fisher Warwick

September 22, 1938 - March 3, 2017

Sarah Anne Fisher Warwick Sarah Anne Fisher Warwick, widow of Thomas Jefferson Warwick, cherished mother and precious Nana, peacefully departed this life Friday morning, March 3, 2017 and now resides in Heaven with her Living Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is once again united with her beloved husband, freed from the physical shackles of this earthly life, and with the heavenly choirs...
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Jerry Dean Davis

June 12, 1955 - March 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Judy Belt McKeever

February 23, 1948 - March 1, 2017

Judith Belt McKeever, 69, went to be with the Lord on March 1, 2017.She is survived by her husband, Daniel L. McKeever.
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Harriet Virginia Kazlauskas

January 14, 1941 - March 1, 2017

Harriet Juricic Kazlauskas, 76, met her Lord and Savior on March 1, 2017. Her life was a picture of God’s beauty and grace. She loved her husband of 54 years and family deeply and found joy in making memories with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed shopping with friends, decorating her home, and cultivating meaningful relationships.Surviving are her husband, Ray; daughter, Connie Gonzalez...
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John Champ SCOTT

October 7, 1925 - February 27, 2017

John Champ Scott, 91, of Greenville, SC, widower of Juanita Scott, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017.Born in Greenville, SC, Champ was the son of the late J.D. Scott and Martha Orr Scott. Mr. J.D. Scott was a well-known retail grocery merchant of which Champ was extensively involved with while growing up. When he wasn’t busy with the grocery store he loved riding horses and had several...
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Michael George Pratt

March 17, 1935 - February 26, 2017

Michael George Pratt, died Sunday, February 26, while his wife of 52 years, Joyce, and his three children held his hand. Born in Bournemouth, England, in 1935, Michael moved to Greenville in 1986.Michael was hired by Scottish textile company J & P Coats. After a one-year traineeship in Colombia, South America, Michael worked for them in Scotland, Germany and India, before moving to Greenville...
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Elizabeth Alexander Gibson

May 24, 1951 - February 26, 2017

Libby Gibson, 65, was called home to be with the Lord on February 26, 2017. She is survived by her husband of forty-three years, Jerry C Gibson; they had 3 children and two grandchildren.Clint Gibson & his wife Kimberly, Greenville SC; Charlie Gibson & his two children, Cohen & Cayden; Greenville, SC; Clark Gibson, Greenville, SC. She is also survived by her two brothers. Mont &...
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Elizabeth Williamson MONTGOMERY

November 10, 1920 - February 25, 2017

Elizabeth Williamson Montgomery, 96, went to be with her Lord, Saturday, February 25, 2017. Mrs. Montgomery lived most of her life in Greenville County. She was a long time employee of Piedmont Industries. Elizabeth was a faithful, loving, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She received her greatest pleasures from being with her family. She always enjoyed preparing...
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Louise V. Compton

August 30, 1923 - February 24, 2017

Louise V. Compton, widow of William Burnette Compton, passed peacefully into heaven on Friday, February 24, 2017.Louise was born on August 30, 1923, in Greenville, S.C. She was the daughter of the late Isadore Manley Vaughn, Sr. and Lillie Maude Jeter Vaughn.Louise attended Reid School where she was valedictorian and competed in the South Carolina spelling bee as the representative from the...
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Laura Peace Echols duPont

April 13, 1924 - February 24, 2017

Laura Peace Echols duPont passed away peacefully in her home at The Cascades February 24, 2017. She was predeceased by her former husbands, James Shuttleworth Johnston and William Wilson Pate, Jr; her husband, Eugene duPont, III; and her sister, Suzanne Echols DeLapp Hudson. Mrs. duPont was born April 13, 1924, in Greenville, the daughter of the late Clarence Terrell and Laura Peace Echols and...
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William Manly Norris

September 14, 1927 - February 23, 2017

William M. Norris, 89, of Greenville, SC, died Thursday, February 23, 2017.He was reared in Holly Hill, SC (Orangeburg County) and was the son of the late John E. Norris and Mary Norris. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Mary Jane Archer Norris. He is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane Norris Duncan (Jim) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and three sons, William M. Norris, Jr. (Marilou), Robert J....
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Martha Ann Brown

May 24, 1916 - February 23, 2017

Miss Martha Ann Brown of Greer, SC entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 23, 2017.Born May 24, 1916 to the late Tweetie Smith Brown and James Manning Brown, she was predeceased by her sisters and their husbands, Hazel and Archie Mahaffey and Ruby and Robert Hipps; and her brothers and their wives, James “Bud” and Minnie Mae Brown and Russell and Sara Brown. She was cherished...
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Basil Manly

September 1, 1924 - February 21, 2017

Basil Manly, IV was born 1 September 1924 in Greenville, SC to Edna Richardson Cureton Manly and Charles James Fuller Manly. He had one brother, Charles J. F. Manly, Jr, born 14 September 1921.He was educated in the Greenville Public School system.Basil attended Furman University for 2 years before entering the US Army, where he served from June 1943 to March 1946. He served in the 490th Military...
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Lucy Hayden Satterfield

November 22, 1921 - February 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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William Ray Pollard

November 1, 1930 - February 17, 2017

William Ray Pollard, 86, of Mauldin, SC passed away Friday, February 17, 2017.Born in Greenville, SC, Mr. Pollard was a son of the late George H. Pollard and Madeline Caldwell Pollard. He was a graduate of the first class to complete the 12th grade at Greenville High School. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Pollard retired from Winn-Dixie after 57 years of service. He was...
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Eugene Benton Johnston

March 4, 1936 - February 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Jessie Hays Watkins

March 29, 1925 - February 15, 2017

Jessie Hays Watkins, 91, who died 15 February, will be best remembered for her strength, wisdom, integrity, and unfailing sense of humor. She was steadfast in her love for family, friends and all who needed a helping hand. We may take instruction from her exemplary life.Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Taylor Hays and Marie Burklein Hays. Upon graduation from Parker...
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Modris E. Richters

November 2, 1937 - February 14, 2017

Modris “Mac” Richters, 79, of Simpsonville, SC passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017.Born in Jelgava, Latvia, Mac was the son of the late Voldemars and Milda Richters. He graduated from the University of Nebraska. He served the Army during the Vietnam War. Mac faithfully cared for his wife since his retirement. He was loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mac was well-loved by all...
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Maria Cecilia Gonzalez

November 2, 1930 - February 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Mary Lou Vassar

November 15, 1933 - February 12, 2017

Mary Lou Vassar, a long-time resident of the Greenville area, died on Sunday the 12th of February at Greenville Memorial Hospital.Born November 15, 1933 in Greenwood, Mary Lou attended Meredith College in Raleigh following graduation from Greenville High. In 1953 she married Robert Blair Vassar, a junior officer in the U.S. Army, and began an itinerant sojourn as Army wife and mother of four. By...
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Judy Jo Nelson

May 20, 1948 - February 10, 2017

Judy Jo Nelson, 68, of Ridge Spring, SC went home to be with Jesus Christ on Friday, February 10, 2017 after a 2 year battle with cancer. Judy was a devoted wife of 45 years to Robert Earl Nelson. She was an avid gardener that loved her rose garden. She loved to cook and spend time with her family. She was a retired employee of the Town of Ridge Spring where she worked for 10 years. Her faith in...
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Virginia Garrison Lindler

March 10, 1921 - February 10, 2017

Virginia Garrison Lindler, wife of the late Woodrow Wilson Lindler of Greenville, passed away February 10, 2017. Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Carl Walter and Grace Carpenter Garrison.Mrs. Lindler, an alumnae of Greenville High School, was a 1942 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Furman University. She was a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church and The Music Club of...
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Rita Ann McKinney

July 4, 1953 - February 7, 2017

Rita Ann McKinney, 63, of Traveler Rest, SC passed away on February 7, 2017. Rita was in Liberty, SC to the late John Charlie McKinney and Nina Allen. She is survived by two: sisters Margaret Butler (Ed) and Brenda Russell (Don); one brother Frank David McKinney (Kathy) .She was preceded by one brother J. Charlie McKinney Jr..The family wishes to express their gratitude to staff of Travelers Rest...
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Charles Wofford Whitmire

August 15, 1928 - February 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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James Edward Dodenhoff

September 26, 1939 - February 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Mackey Mortuary, GREENVILLE, SC.
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Gregory Alan Picklesimer

January 13, 1948 - February 6, 2017

Gregory Alan Picklesimer “Greg” of Greer SC, 69, passed away on February 6, 2017.Born in Pikeville Kentucky, on January 13, 1948, he was the son of the late Jack Edward and Mildred Arthur Picklesimer.Greg enjoyed a successful career as a Professional Construction Estimator/ Project Manager and Artist.Greg loved spending time with family, his grandchildren, and being in the outdoors...
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Judith Griffith Smith

September 2, 1946 - February 5, 2017

Judith "Judy" Griffith Smith, 70, of Greenville, SC passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital Downtown.She was born September 2, 1946 in Fork Shoals, SC to the late Billy and Minnie (Griffin) Griffith. Growing up, her family didn't have much, and the thriftiness and hard working nature she learned as a child carried through her entire life. Her sisters meant so...
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Betty Jo Parkins

March 22, 1930 - February 2, 2017

Betty Jo Parkins, 86, of Greenville, SC passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017. She was the widow of Lt. Col. James Allen Parkins who passed away November 28, 1972 in Washington, DC.Born in Greenville, SC, Betty Jo was the daughter of the late Joe Bennie Oliver and Alma Bertha McKenzie Oliver. She graduated from Greenville Senior High School in the first 12th grade in SC schools in 1948. Betty Jo...
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Elaine Ramsbottom Peebles

June 11, 1923 - January 30, 2017

Elaine Ramsbottom Peebles, 93, of Greenville, SC, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2017.A private family graveside service will be held at the family cemetery in Pitts, Georgia.Born June 11, 1923 in Fall River Massachusetts, Mrs. Peebles was the eldest child of the late John Dana Ramsbottom and the late Barbara Rooney Ramsbottom. Mrs. Peebles graduated from Fall River High School and...
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Shirley Honigman Sarlin

May 9, 1926 - January 29, 2017

Shirley Honigman Sarlin, age 90, of Greenville, South Carolina (formerly of Liberty, South Carolina), died peacefully on January 29, 2017, at Hospice Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. Born in Gastonia, NC, on May 9, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Hinda and Maurice Honigman. She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and graduated magna cum laude from Southern Wesleyan...
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Norma Croft Carroll

September 18, 1928 - January 27, 2017

Norma Croft Carroll, 88, of Easley, wife of William L. Carroll died January 27, 2017. Born in Perry, FL. Norma was a daughter of the late Preston and Janie Ames Croft.Norma and William were married for 65 years and resided in Charlotte. They were members of St. Giles Presbyterian Church and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Norma was an administrator at Piedmont Central Community College. Upon...
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Hilda Brockman SUITT

September 10, 1926 - January 24, 2017

Hilda Brockman Suitt, 90, of Greenville, South Carolina died January 24, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Belton Bryan “B.B.” Brockman and Mittie O’Dell Fowler Brockman of Spartanburg, SC. Born in Spartanburg, SC and she was the second youngest of six children. Her brothers were Belton H. “Bunny” Brockman, Carlyle L. Brockman, and her sisters were Myrtle B....
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John Boyce FOWLER

August 25, 1924 - January 24, 2017

John B. Fowler, Jr., 92, of Greenville, SC, passed away on January 24, 2017 as a result of complications from a fall. He was the son of the late John Boyce Fowler, Sr. and Sallie Hooper Fowler. He was married to the late Alma Willene Turner Fowler for 58 years, and he served proudly in the United States Coast Guard from 1942-1946. He was an engineer at General Electric for over 16 years, and in...
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Barbara Clark Grant

May 15, 1931 - January 24, 2017

Barbara Clark Grant, 85, passed away January, 24, 2017. Born in Greenville, SC, she is the daughter of the late George G. and Helen C. Grant. She is predeceased by her brother, James M. “Mac” Grant.Barbara was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a member of the Fidelis Class. She was also the former member of Administrative Council, former choir member, and...
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Amber Michelle Sagedy

July 10, 1991 - January 23, 2017

Amber Michelle Sagedy passed away at her home in Greenville on Monday, January 23, 2017, at the age of 25. She was born on July 10, 1991, in Asheville, North Carolina.Amber is survived by her mother, Leanne Kallman, her father, Michael Sagedy, and her sister, Hannah Sagedy, as well as by her stepfather, David Kallman, her grandmother, Barbara Fish, her grandparents, Louis and Joan Sagedy and by...
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Robert F. Patterson

June 18, 1923 - January 22, 2017

Robert Fisher Patterson, 93, died Sunday, January 22, 2017.He was born on June 18, 1923 in Rockwell, Rowan County, NC, to the late Robert E. Patterson and Daisy F. Patterson. He retired as Division Controller of J.P. Stevens Co. in Greenville, SC. He was a graduate of Rockwell High School and attended Catawba College in Salisbury, NC for three years before being inducted into the US Army during...
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Peggy Rinehart

January 31, 1932 - January 20, 2017

Peggy Ruth Lanier Rinehart, 84, wife of Basil Eugene Rinehart for 60 years and native of Spartanburg, died Friday, January 20, 2017 after living this past year at Pacifica Skylyn Senior Living. She was born January 31, 1932 to the late Oscar Whitfield and Myrtle Lillian Allen Lanier. She graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1950 and was a graduate of Greenville General Nursing School in 1956...
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Terri Lynn Koontz

September 29, 1955 - January 19, 2017

Terri Lynn Koontz, 61, of Greenville, South Carolina, died January 19, 2017, surrounded by her family. Terri was born and raised in Michigan, then attended Bob Jones University. There, she met her life's love, George Koontz. After graduation, they married and moved to Pennsylvania where their three children, Joel, Stephanie, and Amanda, were born. Work brought them back to Greenville in the...
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Natalie McKinley Barksdale

October 29, 1973 - January 18, 2017

Natalie McKinley Barksdale, 43, of Greer, South Carolina died Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Spartanburg Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of Robert (Brantley) Barksdale, III.Natalie was born in Greenville County, the cherished daughter of Deane and Toni McKinley of Greenville. She graduated from J.L. Mann Academy with the class of 1991 and also attended Atlanta College of Art, Casper...
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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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Francis Malcolm Walls

September 24, 1934 - January 14, 2017

F. Malcolm Walls, 82, of Greenville died Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born in Laurens, Malcolm was a son of the late William A. Walls Sr. and Margaret Towles Walls.Malcolm recently retired from The Mackey Mortuary after 55 years of service. He dedicated his life assisting families in their time of need. At Mackey, he served as Vice-President and General Manager. He also served on The South...
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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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