Obituary Archives

Week of April 6, 2005

JIM WOODSON
ROSA NELL T. HILTON
TAYLOR ELISABETH JOHNSON
GLADYS RHODES
JIM RACKLEY
OZEY HORTON HICKS
MALLIE LEE CHAPMAN
BETTY GUEST ALEWINE

REV. CECIL WATT
CLARA L. SAMMONS
MICHAEL VANCE TATE
ELIZABETH HARVEY
RENE PATTERSON SPIVEY
CLARENCE BOWEN SR.
JOHNNY BLACK
DOROTHY EDWARDS

DOROTHY EDWARDS

Dorothy “Dot” Ellen Yocum Edwards, 78, widow of Jess Edwards, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at National Health Care of Mauldin.

Born in Lawrenceburg, KY, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Nora Stratton Yocum. She was a homemaker and a member of the West Pelzer Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Danny Sutherland of Williamston; sister, Betty Grider of Lawrenceburg, KY; grandchildren, Alison Guthrie, Matt Sutherland, Chris Sutherland; and two great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Judy Wasson; sisters, Rose Noel, Lelia Conder, Virginia Wright, Mary Morris, Sarah Carpenter; and brother, Earl Yocum.

Funeral services were held March 31 at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Pelzer with the Rev. Randall Smith and Chaplain Dion Louw officiating. Burial followed in the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY.

The family members are at their respective homes and received friends at the funeral home following the service.

JOHNNY BLACK

Johnny Edmund Black, 59, of Pelzer, died April 3, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital.

Born in Pickens County, he was a son of Sara Vickery Emory and the late George Edmund Black, Jr. He was employed at Snyder’s Auto Sales and a member of Cedar Shoals Baptist Church.

Surviving are his mother of Easley; son, Tommy Black of Spartanburg; sister, Carol Varn of Liberty; brothers, Stanley Black, Harold Black, both of Mauldin; and one grandchild.

He was predeceased by his wife, Susan Duvall Black.

No services are planned.

Memorials may be made to Greenville Hospital Hospice, 255 Enterprise Blvd., Suite 140, Greenville, SC 29615.

CLARENCE BOWEN SR.

Clarence Thomas “Papa Bowen” Bowen Sr., 94, of Greenwood, widower of Lillie Mae Boyter Bowen and Patricia E. Parrish Bowen, died March 27, 2005 at Self Regional Medical Center.

Born in Carnesville, GA, he was a son of the late Warran T. and Lila Voyles Bowen. He was retired from Stockman Oil Company and Abney Mills, Grendel Plant. He was a member of Greenwood Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty Benton of Damascus, MD and Janelle B. Seabolt of Greenwood; a son, Clarence Thomas Bowen Jr. of Simpsonville; a sister, Thelma Lupo of Greenville; two stepchildren, Raymond E. Dill and Eveline D. Wilson, both of Greenwood; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Mar. 31 at the Greenwood Wesleyan Church. Burial followed in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Greenwood Wesleyan Church, 210 Bypass 225, Greenwood, SC 29649.

RENE PATTERSON SPIVEY

Denise Rene Riddle Patterson Spivey, 48, of Slater, died March 31, 2005 at her home.

Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of Homer and Violet Geneva Heatherly Riddle. She was formerly a Substitute School Teacher  with Anderson County, retired from Cindy’s Catering and was a member of Slater Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband Glenn Spivey of the home; a daughter, Tralane and Stevie Burdette; son, Steven Patterson; daughter, Heather Holcombe of Pelzer; two brothers, Jim Riddle  of Pelzer and Steve Riddle of Boiling Springs; eight grandchildren; and her ex-husband, Jimmy Patterson of Greenville.

Graveside services were held Apr. 2 at The Howze Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Grand View Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid Atlantic Chapter, 9844-C Southern Pines Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273.                                                                                                                                                    ELIZABETH ‘LIB’ HARVEY

Elizabeth Helen “Lib” Hughes Harvey, 73, of Honea Path, widow of Clarence Obed Harvey, died April 2, 2005 at her home.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Richard Marion Hughes and Gertrude Ellen McGaha Hughes. She was a homemaker and a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Theresa Bannister of Honea Path and Leisha Joy Harvey of Anderson; three brothers, Billy Hughes, Bobby Hughes and R.T. Hughes, all of Honea Path; one sister, Annette Hughes Rogers of Williamston; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Apr. 4 at Eastview Cemetery.

MICHAEL VANCE TATE

Michael Vance Tate, of Greenville, died March 28, 2005 in Greenville.

Born in Anderson County, he was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Williamston. He was employed by Wilson Roofing Co. in Greenville.

He was the son of the late Albert and Betty Sue Lee Tate.

Surviving are daughter, Sharon Whatley of Greenville; brothers, Darrell Vernard Tate of Piedmont and Thomas Levan Tate of San Diego; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Apr. 3 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

CLARA L. SAMMONS

Clara Pauline Lark Sammons, 74, of Greer, died April 4, 2005, at her home.

A native of Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Leola Lark and Alma Turner Lark.

She was employed at Waffle House and attended Renfrew Baptist Church in Travelers Rest.

Surviving are a son, Benny “Bo” Taylor of Greer;  three daughters, Linda Gail Batson of Travelers Rest, J. Darlene Robbs of Lyman and Sherry Elaine Neighbors of Pelzer; three brothers, Rev. Jerrell Lark, Raymond Lark and Noah Lark, all of Greer; a sister, Shelia Styles of Greer; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held April 6 at Wood Mortuary. Burial followed in Barton Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery.

THE REV. CECIL WATT

The Rev. Cecil Thornton Watt, 65, husband of Sandra Smith Watt, of Belton, died April 4, 2005 at his home.

Born in Abbeville County, he was a son of the late Olin P. Watt and Lou Elise Thornton Watt.

He was a licensed evangelist and a member of Broadway Lake Baptist Church. He was a former construction superintendent with several utility companies.

Surviving are widow, Sandra Smith Watt of the home; sons, Barry Ray Watt of Liberty, Mark Anthony Watt of Williamston and Cecil Brian Watt of Anderson; brother, Billy Joe Watt of Pelzer; sister, Minnie Lee Turner of Anderson; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held April 6 at Broadway Lake Baptist Church. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Broadway Lake Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2901, Anderson, SC 29622.

BETTY GUEST ALEWINE

Betty Guest Alewine, 69, of Belton, died March 29, 2005 at Hospice of the Upstate.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Essie Mae Davis Guest. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and worked at Mount Vernon Mills.

Surviving are widower Pete Alewine; son, Joey Alewine of Belton; daughter, Cheryl Jones of Belton; sister, Mildred Guest of Williamston; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. April 7 at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Williamston. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to The Cancer Society.

MALLIE LEE CHAPMAN

Mallie Lee Chapman, of Greenville, died March 26, 2005 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Williamston, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Mallie Hagood Gambrell.

Surviving are daughters, Gloria Smith and margaret McKelvey, both of Greenville and Johnnie Mae Chapman of the home; sisters, Ernestine McCullough of Williamston and Annie M. Greer of Greenville; a brother, William L. Gambrell of Greenville; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held March 31 at Watkins, Garrett and Woods Mortuary. Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

OZEY HORTON HICKS

Ozey Horton Hicks, 92, of Travelers Rest, died March 30, 2005 at his home.

Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late James Summer and Fannie Holland Hicks. He retired from Dan River Carpets and was a member of Travelers Rest United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Clara Nell Hill Hicks of the home; a daughter, Jane Hicks Duncan of Travelers Rest; a son, Don H. Hicks of Gastonia, NC; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a stepdaughter, Mary Kay of Travelers Rest; a stepson, Bill McCall Sr. of Piedmont; seven stepgrandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; a sister, Lydia Harris; and a brother, Rev. Bob Hicks, all of Anderson.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Monnie Brooks Hicks.

Funeral services were held April 1 at Travelers Rest United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Travelers Rest United Methodist Church, 19 S. Main St., Travelers Rest, SC 29690.

JIM RACKLEY

Jim Rackley, 64, of Greenville, husband of Beth Graves Rackley, died March 29, 2005 at his home.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late J. C. and Hellen Hitt Rackley.

He was retired from Sirrine Engineering and was a member of Leawood Baptist Church.

Surviving in additon to his wife are a son, Brian Hamilton Rackley of Easley; a sister, Ann R. Bradberry of Piedmont; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held April 1 in Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

GLADYS RHODES

Gladys Rhodes, 79, widow of Ray Oliver Rhodes, died March 30, 2005 at Langston House.

Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late Will and Rosa Cannon Rhodes. She was a retired textile employee and was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Clarke of Laurens and Peggy Fuller of Pelzer; a sister, Ruth Rhodes of Clinton; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held April 1 at Northside Baptist Church. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Langston House, 939 Springdale Drive, Clinton, SC 29325.

TAYLOR ELISABETH JOHNSON

Taylor Elisabeth Johnson, daughter of A.J. and Amy Johnson, died April 4, 2005.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 8 at Hampton Heights Baptist Church, 2511 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. April 9 at the church.

Surviving are her parents of the home; grandparents, Thomas and Ruth Kennelly of Piedmont and Dean Johnson of Boca Raton, FL; great-grandparents, John and Catherine Johnson of Boca Raton, FL.

PalmettoCare is serving the Johnson family.

ROSA NELL TILLEY HILTON

Rosa Nell Tilley Hilton, 80, wife of Ray V. Hilton, died April 5, 2005 at Anderson Area Medical Center in Anderson.

Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late William Tilley and Odessa Willis Tilley. She was retired from Toxaway Mill and was of the Holiness faith.

Surviving are widower, Ray V. Hilton of the home; sons, Johnny Andrews of Williamston, Ricky Hilton Sr., Ted Hilton, Mike Hilton and Ricky Hilton Jr., all of Anderson, and Vince Hilton Sr. of Starr; daughters, Patsy Hilton of the home, Shirley Gailey of Starr, Elaine Carr and Judy Hendricks, both of Anderson and Alice Glenn of Fair Play; sisters, Evelyn Stone and Thelma Varssar, both of Anderson; 27 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Apr. 7 in the chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home. Interment will follow in New Silverbrook Cemetery in Anderson.

JIM WOODSON

James Casper “Jim” Woodson, 85, of Greenwood, widower of Mary Jordan Woodson, died April 4, 2005 at Self Regional Medical Center.

Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Casper Jackson and Nancy Jordan Woodson. He retired from Greenwood Mills Compound. He attended Connie Maxwell Baptist Church and Greenwood Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are daughters, Mickey Williams of Norway and Teresa Robison of Abbeville; son, Jimmy Woodson of Greenwood; sister, Sue Woodson of Williamston; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Apr. 7 at Connie Maxwell Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Connie Maxwell Cemetery.

 

 

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