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

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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Bobby Burdette

July 7, 1937 - December 18, 2016

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

February 9, 1929 - December 15, 2016

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

January 29, 1943 - December 14, 2016

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

December 22, 1973 - December 14, 2016

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

November 16, 1997 - December 12, 2016

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

January 21, 1925 - December 12, 2016

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

May 12, 1931 - December 12, 2016

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

October 11, 1932 - December 11, 2016

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

November 6, 1954 - December 8, 2016

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

March 27, 1931 - December 6, 2016

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

September 20, 1922 - December 4, 2016

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

February 3, 1928 - December 4, 2016

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

December 15, 1937 - December 3, 2016

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Roger Harris Phillips

September 25, 1942 - November 30, 2016

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

January 9, 1941 - November 29, 2016

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

January 29, 1938 - November 29, 2016

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

June 14, 1921 - November 29, 2016

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

May 25, 1931 - November 28, 2016

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

July 3, 1926 - November 27, 2016

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

January 26, 1922 - November 27, 2016

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

September 27, 1924 - November 26, 2016

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

December 3, 1922 - November 26, 2016

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

April 28, 1949 - November 24, 2016

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

January 30, 1927 - November 22, 2016

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

March 30, 1965 - November 20, 2016

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

February 12, 1923 - November 19, 2016

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

February 2, 1956 - November 18, 2016

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

August 20, 1919 - November 17, 2016

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

February 2, 1922 - November 16, 2016

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

March 9, 1949 - November 15, 2016

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

April 20, 1920 - November 14, 2016

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

August 22, 1990 - November 11, 2016

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Ralph H. Mertins

August 22, 1990 - November 11, 2016

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James Hamilton Stewart

June 21, 1943 - November 11, 2016

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

April 20, 1924 - November 10, 2016

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

August 5, 1948 - November 9, 2016

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

July 30, 1934 - November 8, 2016

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

June 18, 1938 - November 8, 2016

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

March 9, 1925 - November 6, 2016

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

June 21, 1957 - November 6, 2016

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

November 7, 1938 - November 5, 2016

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

January 6, 1924 - November 4, 2016

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

October 1, 1923 - November 4, 2016

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