Obituary Archives

Week of May 7, 2008

ROBERT MILFORD THRASHER
SHIRLEY RAY BOSWELL
CHARLES F. DECOURSEY
JULIUS E. COCHRAN, JR.
JIMMY ELLISON
TASHA GREER

DOROTHY GARRETT STERRITT
JAMES T. HUNT
GERALD DOUGLAS FRAZIER
MARY ELLEN MULL
LUTHER HAMILTON, SR.
KATHLEEN RHODES ROGERS

KATHLEEN RHODES ROGERS

Former Belton resident Kathleen Rhodes Rogers, 89, died May 5, 2008 at The Maples of Honea Path.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Mack Rhodes and Lillian Rhodes of Williamston.

She is survived by two daughters, Maxine Hawkins and Debra Brown; four grandchildren; two great-grandsons.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held May 7 at Second Baptist Church.  Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.


LUTHER HAMILTON SR.

Funeral services for Luther Hamilton, Sr., 84, of Piedmont, were held May 7 at the Brown Funeral Home. Burial followed in Rest Haven Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Hamilton, of the home; two sons, John Michael Jones of Greenville and Luther Hamilton, Jr. of Piedmont; and a daughter, Geraldine Boyd of Greenville.


MARY ELLEN MULL

Mary Ellen Mull, of Greer, died April 29, 2008.

She was the daughter of the late William E. and Dorothy Wilson Stringer.

She retired from Honeywell.

She is survived by three children, Kimberly Cannon of Rock Hill, Bradly Mull of Greer and Scarlett Mull of Blue Ridge; three grandchildren; sisters, Carol Sims of Pelzer, Betty Roach of Westminster, Jenny Stringer of Piercetown and Kathy Ferguson of Liberty; and brothers, William and Steve Stringer, both of Piercetown and Danny Stringer of Easley.

Memorial service and burial May 3 at Old Flat Rock Cemetery. 


GERALD DOUGLAS FRAZIER

Gerald Douglas Frazier, 64, of Iva, husband of Deloris Jeanette Frazier, died May 1, 2008 at AnMed Health.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Columbus Walker and Bessie Geneva Cantrell.

He retired from Eldeco Incorporated and was a member of Carswell Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Kenneth Frazier, Tony Mulinax and Chris Mullinax, all of Easley; two daughters, Cheryl Black of Piedmont and Kim Parton of Winder, GA; two brothers, James Frazier of Aiken and Wade Frazier of Greenville; and a sister, Barbara Brown of Greenville.

Funeral service was held May 4 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Gardens.


JAMES T. HUNT

James T. Hunt, 21, of Williamston died May 3, 2008. Funeral plans will be announced by Unity Mortuary of Williamston.


DOROTHY GARRETT STERRITT

Dorothy Garrett Sterritt, 84,  died March 29, 2008 at Hemet Valley Hospital in California.

She was the daughter of the late Gertrude Ford and George Dewey Garrett of Anderson.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Sterritt of the home; four children, Dewey, Terry, Steven and Vivian; ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Willene Ham of Williamston; one brother, George Garrett of Liberty.

Funeral services were held May 6 at the National Military Cemetery in California.

Memorials may be made to the cancer center of your choice.


TASHA ‘TATA” GREER

Natasha “Tasha” “TATA” Lynn Greer, 34, of Piedmont, died May 1, 2008.

Born in Lakenheath, England, she was a daughter of Eddie Greer and Nancy Garrison Greer. She was a former employer of Jim Walter Homes and a member of the Pelzer Wesleyan Church.

She is survived by her father, Eddie Greer of Six Mile; mother, Nancy Garrison Greer of Piedmont; grandmothers, Ollie Greer of Six Mile, Willie Garrison of Piedmont; sister, Tonya Greer of Piedmont.

Funeral services were held May 5 at the Pelzer Wesleyan Church. Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Pelzer Wesleyan Church, P.O. Box 9, Pelzer, SC 29669.


JIMMY ELLISON

Jimmy James Ellison, 51, of Pelzer, died April 30, 2008 at his home.

Born in Orlando, FL, he was a son of the late James Edward Ellison and Mary Adell Smith Taylor. He was a welder.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy Lee Ellison of the home; step-mother and her husband Louise Ellison Rampey and David Rampey of Pelzer; sisters, Mary Jane Davis of Moonville, Shirley Delaine Smith of Big Stone Gap, VA.

Memorial services were held May 2 at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Pelzer.


JULIUS E. COCHRAN, JR.

Julius Eakin Cochran, Jr., 84, of Abbeville, husband of Rucella Ray Cochran, died May 1, 2008 at the Hospice House in Greenwood.

He was born in Abbeville County to the late Julius E. and Eva McNeil Cochran, Sr. He was a member of Warrenton Presbyterian Church. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the McCormick CPW.

He is survived by his wife of the home; son, Julius E. “Bud” Cochran, III of Abbeville; three daughters, Linda C. Stickles of Elloree, Sandy C. Milford of Abbeville and Judy C. James of Piedmont; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held May 4 at the Warrenton Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors.

Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.


CHARLES F. DECOURSEY

Charles Frank DeCoursey, 84, of Piedmont, died May 2, 2008.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late David P. and Mayme Schriever DeCoursey.

He attended Furman University and was retired from Sears.

He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Della Locklier DeCoursey; two sons, Charles Russell DeCoursey of Charlotte, TN and Stan DeCoursey of Knoxville, TN; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services were held May 4 in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 310 Rock Springs Rd., Easley, SC 29642.


SHIRLEY RAY BOSWELL

Shirley Ray Boswell, 86, of Greenville died April 29, 2008.

Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Rufus Shirley Boswell and Alta Ellen Barnett Boswell.

He retired from General Motors of Parma, Ohio and later from American Security. He was a member of Ebenezer Welcome Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Moody Boswell of the home; daughter, Shirley Bensch of Pendleton; two brothers, James L. Boswell of Piedmont and Charles Boswell of Greer; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held May 2 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. Burial followed in Graceland Cemetery, West.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, 15 Oregon St., Greenville, SC 29605.


ROBERT MILFORD ‘MILT’ THRASHER

Robert Milford “Milt” Thrasher, 76, of Anderson, died May 2, 2008 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Pendleton, he was the son of the late Noah Clarance and Fannie Lawton Thrasher. He was a veteran of the US Army and a member of Gaffney Road Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Keys Thrasher of the home; son, Mitchell E. Thrasher of Williamston; daughters, Katherine E. and Tiffany M. Thrasher, both of Anderson; brother, Charles T. Thrasher of Commerce, GA; sisters, Audrey Fuller of Seneca, Joyce Glenn of LaFrance,  Mary Thrasher of Seneca, and Reba Blalock of Hartwell, GA; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held May 4 in the Sosebee Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Old Silverbrook Cemetery.

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