Obituary Archives

Week of July 13, 2005

MARGARET TIMMS
JAMI LI EPTING
ALFRED McELRATH
JOHN GLOVER
CYNTHIA C. BURGESS
BARBARA J. SHEPHERD
DORIS GOODLETT
GRACE H. DILLARD
DAVID D McKINNEY
EDDIE MAE BURGESS
LOU ELLEN COX
BRANDON NEWLON
JUNE KELLY

BETH ANN HAULBROOK
EULA WATERS ROGERS
WANDA KAY SAFLEY
SARA M. HODGE
JODY LEONARD McJUNKIN
DAVID BAGWELL
ELVERSON C. HORNE SR.
CARRIE DARIETY OWENS
RUSSELL L. BALDWIN
GRACE BARGIOL
JERRY CALVIN McCAULEY
JOEL ADKINS

JOEL ADKINS

November 14, 1911 - July 7, 2005

PELZER - Joel Chandler Adkins, 93, husband of Elizabeth Hunt Rainey Adkins, of 218 Moores Mill Road, died Thursday, July 7, 2005 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Piedmont, he was a son of the late Jesse Allen and Lida Lee Adkins. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church where he was a Lay Leader, Sunday School teacher and choir member. He was also a member of Mountain Springs Masonic Lodge #302 for sixty-nine years and served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 17th Masonic District.

In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by children and their spouses, David William and Diane Adkins of Martinsville, VA, Joann and Jolly Davis of Severna Park, MD, Jesse Clinton and Debbie Adkins of Pelzer, Nancy and Adam Blumer of Chesnee; and nine grandchildren, Lisa Davis, Erin Adkins, Kristin Adkins Whitesides, Jeremy Adkins, Adam Blumer, Katie Adkins, Todd Davis, Ann Blumer, and Alex Davis.

He was predeceased by brothers, Rufus, Samuel, James, Frank, Charles, Grady, and Jesse Adger Adkins; and sisters, Mary Reid and Helen Ingle.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. July 10 at Shiloh United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lowry Drennon and the Rev. Bob Norris officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family was at the home and received friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the church prior to the service.

The family respectfully requests that flowers be omitted and that memorials be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 135 Reid-Bagwell Road, Piedmont, SC 29673.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer, was in charge of arrangements.

JERRY CALVIN McCAULEY

Jerry Calvin McCauley, 61, of Greenville, died July 7, 2005 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Clinton, he was a son of the late Samuel and Georgia Jett McCauley.

Surviving are a son, Jerry “Adam” McCauley of Greenville; daughters, Lynette McCauley of Greenville and Kristy Blackwell of Greenville; one grandson; sisters, Geraldine Byers of Travelers Rest, Gladys McCauley of Piedmont, Martha Jean Hall of Greenville and Margie McCauley of Greenville; and a brother, James McCauley of Greenville.

A memorial service was held July 10 at Monaghan Baptist Church.

GRACE BARGIOL

AIKEN - Annie Grace Beam White Bargiol, 88, widow of C. H. Bargiol, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at Pepper Hill Nursing Center in Aiken.

Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late H. P. and Catherine Jenkins Beam. She was twice married, first to the late Jack White, was a member of West Pelzer Baptist Church and retired from the church day care center.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jerry Batte of Aiken step-sons and their wives, Joe and Sara Jo Bargiol of Williamston, Jack and Sherry Bargiol of Anderson; grandson, Jimmy Batte of Aiken; niece, Jenny Beam of Greenville; step-grandchildren, Carolyn Brennan, Georgia Adams, John Bargiol, Mark Bargiol, Rebecca Bellotte; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, Billy B. White.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Pelzer with Dr. James Sloan officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 2-3 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service.

RUSSELL L. BALDWIN

Russell Lee Baldwin, 25, of Piedmont, died July 9, 2005.

Born in Spartanburg, he was a son of Gerald Baldwin Jr. and Cynthia Diane Smith of Piedmont.

He was a member of Oak Crest Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are grandparents, Bob and Edith Bailey of Greenville, Carl and Maxine Lee of Spartanburg; Gerald and Peg Baldwin Sr. of Phoenix, AZ; three brothers, Clint Deaton of Greenville and Brandon and Dillon Smith, both of Greenville.

Funeral services will be held July 14 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery, West.

CARRIE DARIETY OWENS

Carrie Dariety Owens, 101, of Pelzer, died July 4, 2005.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Belton and Essie McClain Dariety. She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Shoals Baptist Church.

Surviving are son, David McCarthy Owens of Bronx, NY; daughters, Essie Mae Weeks of Pelzer and Lillian O. Lamb of Anderson; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held July 6 at Cedar Shoals Baptist Church.

ELVERSON C. HORNE SR.

Elverson Clarence Horne Sr., 91, died July 4, 2005 at his home.

He was born in Union County, NC, son of the late Gary Ansell and Blanche Haney Horne. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Hartis Grove Baptist Church. He retired from Lance Packaging Company.

He was predeceased by his wife, Bertha Mae Smith Horne.

He is survived by three sons, Jimmy Horne of Charlotte, NC, Gary Horne of Marshville, NC, and Delbert Horne of Pelzer; a daughter, Dot Horne Daugherty of Polkton, NC; two brothers, Ernest Horne of Matthews, NC and Winfred Horne of Monroe, NC; three sisters, Verdie Hargett and Java Rogers of Monroe, NC, and Mildred Bigham of Waxhaw, NC; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held July 7 at the Gordon Funeral Chapel in Monroe, NC. Burial followed in Lakeland Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.

DAVID BAGWELL

October 16, 1933 - July 11, 2005

PELZER - William David Bagwell, 71, of 110 Bismark Drive, husband of Joyce Woodson Bagwell, died Monday, July 11, 2005 at Summit Place in Simpsonville.

Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Willie and Sarah Lou Knight Bagwell. He was retired from PPG Industries following forty-five years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Bagwell was a member of Washington Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon, Adult III Sunday School Director, and a member of the Homebound Committee. He was also an usher, greeter, and known as the official hugger of the church.

In addition, he was a member of the Cornerstone Senior Citizens and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.

Surviving him are his wife of the home, son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Shelia Ashe Bagwell of Geenville; brother, Earl Bagwell of Pelzer; and a granddaughter, Bridgette Bagwell of Greenville.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Washington Baptist Church by Revs. Stan Candler, Mike Morris, and James Ellenburg. Burial will follow in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

The family is at the home and will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.

Memorials may be made to Washington Baptist Church, Vision Quest, 208 Washington Church Rd., Pelzer, SC 29669.

JODY LEONARD McJUNKIN

Jody Leonard McJunkin, 31, of Piedmont, died at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, he was a son of William Leonard McJunkin and the late Barbara Louise Clark McJunkin. He was employed with John Bissetta Enterprises.

Surviving are are his father of King, NC; a son, Cody; a brother, Tony McJunkin of Piedmont; and his grandmother, Betty Clark of Williamston.

Graveside services were held July 6 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

SARA M. HODGE

Sara Alice McIntosh Hodge, 71, of Greer, died July 1, 2005 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of James Edward Hodge, Sr.

A native of Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Eldridge N. and Elizabeth Hensley McIntosh, a member of Apalache Baptist Church and a retired employee of J.P. Stevens and Co.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy Hodge of Greenville; a daughter, Tammy Townsend of Greenville; four brothers, Ralph McIntosh of Greenville, Eldridge McIntosh, Jr.  of Marietta, Rev. Claude McIntosh of Piedmont, and Darrell McIntosh of Greenville; three sisters, Leona Joy of Piedmont, Ruth Blackston and Betty Davenport, both of Greenville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held July 3 at The Wood Mortuary. Burial followed in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International Memorial  Bible Fund, P.O. Box 771, Greenville, SC 29602.

WANDA KAY SAFlEY

Wanda Kay Safley, 50, of Piedmont, died June 28, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital.

She was born in La Grange, GA and was a secretary.

Surviving are husband Ed Safley of Piedmont; son, Bubba Barentine of Piedmont; her mother, Ruth Ann Hammett of Pine Mountain, GA; her twin sister, Sandy Kollar of West Point, GA; and one grandson.

Graveside services were held July 1, 2005 in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.

EULA WATERS ‘SALLY’ ROGERS

Eula Waters “Sally” Rogers of Summitt Place Retirement Center, died July 3, 2005.

She was the daughter of the late John Mack and Mamie Davis Waters of Pelzer and the wife of the late Thomas Allen Rogers, Jr.

She was a member of Pelzer Wesleyan Church and attended David Street Baptist Church in Greenville.

Surviving are two daughters, Dottie Ross of Greenville, Phebe Gillespie of Pelzer; two sons, Allen Rogers of Greenville and Charles Rogers of Fountain Inn; sister, Sarah Pauline Collins of Greenville; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held July 6 at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Pelzer. Burial followed in Pine Lawn Cemetery in Pelzer.

BETH ANN HAULBROOK

Beth Ann Cooper Haulbrook, 52, of Pelzer, died July 2, 2005 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Ozzie and Bernice Allman Cooper. She was formerly employed by Gerber Childrenswear and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pelzer.

Surviving are son, Brian McJunkin of the home; daughter, Debra Yant of Pelzer; sisters, Sara Davis of Aiken, Joretta Black of Merritt Island, FL, Ola Jane Hooper of the home, Cheryl Hood of Pelzer; brothers, Everett Cooper of Irmo, David Cooper of Greenville; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services were held July 3 at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the MS Foundation.

JUNE KELLY

Beverly June Kelly, 49, of Piedmont, died July 8, 2005 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Rockingham, NC, she was a daughter of Grace Knight Kelly and the late John Newt Kelly. She was employed at Michelin Corp. and attended the West Pelzer Church of God of Prophecy.

Surviving are her mother of West Pelzer; son, Dakota Kelly of the home; two daughters, Jill Ulrich of Simpsonville and Joy Gwinn of Pelzer; two sisters, Gail Beacham and Faye Davis, both of West Pelzer; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held July 11 at the West Pelzer Church of God of Prophecy. Burial followed in Pine Lawn Cemetery.

BRANDON NEWLON

Brandon Thomas Newlon, 20, of Honea Path, died July 4, 2005 at his home.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of Russ Edward Newlon of Pelzer and Margaret Louise Chapman Newlon of Honea Path.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Jacob Logan Hines; daughter, Breanna McKenzie Newlon; brother, Devin Newton, all of Pelzer; and grandparents, Mildred Jenelle Chapman of Belton, and Linda Durham Newlon of Pelzer.

Funeral services were held July 9 at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Pelzer. Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Gray Mortuary, 52 Main Street, Pelzer, SC 29669.

LOU ELLEN COX

Lou Ellen R. Cox, 72, wife of Foman Thomas Cox, of Pelzer, died July 5, 2005 at her home.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Aileen Ragsdale Black. She retired from Williamston Manufacturing Company and was a member of Beech Springs Tabernacle.

She is survived by her immediate family, Jan and Danny Moore of Liberty, Buck and Virginia Ragsdale of Hopewell, VA, Tommy Black of Anderson, and Lisa Black of Pelzer.

Graveside services were held  July 8 at White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Beech Springs Tabernacle, P.O. Box 426, Pelzer, SC 29669.

EDDIE MAE BURGESS

Eddie Mae Phillips Burgess, 86, formerly of Greenville, widow of Thomas Edward Burgess, died July 6, 2005 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.

Born in Piedmont, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Dora Waldrop Phillips. She was a homemaker and a member of Northgate Baptist Church.

Surviving are daughters, Barbara McClure of Anderson, Linda Waters of Lexington, Gail Saylors of Anderson; brother, Herbert Phillips, Jr. of Anderson; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

A private family committal is planned.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Upstate South Carolina Chapter, 521 N. McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC 29621.

DAVID D. McKINNEY

David Drexel McKinney, 70, of Piedmont, died July 4, 2005 at his home.

Born in Akron, OH, he was the son of the late Drexel Gerald and Susan Devane Sword McKinney. He was the owner of McKinney Dental Laboratory in Piedmont and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Helen Stokes McKinney of the home; six sons, Phillip R. Skiles Jr. of Pelzer, Michael Skiles of Easley, David R. McKinney of Taylors, Harold McKinney and Darrell McKinney, both of Columbia, and Michael McKinney of Atlanta; a daughter, Loraine Bolding of Easley; sister, Susan Deegan of Uhrichsville, OH; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were held July 7 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, Easley. Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

GRACE H. DILLARD

Grace Harbin Dillard, 89, of Clemson, died July 4, 2005 at the Hospice House of Anderson.

She was born in Oconee County, daughter of the late Warren and Lillie Land Harbin. She was the owner of Bodiford and Dixie in Clemson and later worked for Morrison Elementary School. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church.

Surviving are daughter, Jane Dillard of Fox Island, WA; a brother, Billy Gene Harbin of Piedmont; and one granddaughter.

Funeral services were held July 6 in the Chapel of Seneca Mortuary. Interment followed in Oconee Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Friendship United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1810, Seneca, SC 29679.

DORIS GOODLETT

Doris Marie Poteat Goodlett, 73, widow of Dr. William W. Goodlett, of Greenville, died July 4, 2005.

She was predeceased by husbands Mac Shore and Henry Williams.

She is survived by her children, Mitchell S. Williams, Mordecai S. Shore, W. Brian Goodlett, and Ashley M. Black, all of Greenville; sisters, Sarah Minaker of Renton, WA, Joyce Stallings of Williamston, and Carolyn Brown of Mauldin; a brother, James Poteat of Greer; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a registered Cosmetologist.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Greenville.

Funeral services were held July 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Graveside services were held at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hospice, 218 Trade St., Greer, SC 29651.

BARBARA J. SHEPHERD

Barbara J. Shepherd, 44, died June 30, 2005.

Born in Greenville, a daughter of the late Steve Ray and Rose Gilliland Moore, she was a member of New Life Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Jason Shepherd and Michael David Shepherd, both of Greenville; three grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Stephens of Piedmont and Donna Clifford, Angela Crumpler and Teresa Hayes, all of Greenville; and a brother, Steve Moore Jr. of Maryland.

A memorial service was held July 5 at New Life Baptist Church.

CYNTHIA C. BURGESS

Cynthia Carol Burgess, 53, of Piedmont, died July 1, 2005, at her home.

A native of Greenville County, she was the wife of Tommy Edward Burgess and the daughter of the late Bill Spearman and Pat Watson Waldrop.

She attended Harvest Cathedral Church of God and was a quality control inspector.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Stephanie Middleton of Roanoke, VA and Krista LeAnn Burgess of the home; a son, Thomas Wesley Burgess of Easley; two sisters, Tamma Carson of Greenville and Wanda Spearman of Greer; a brother, Hap Waldrop of Greenville; and one grandson.

Funeral services were held at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. Entombment followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

JOHN GLOVER

John G. Glover, 57, of Piedmont, died July 2, 2005.

Born in Roanoke Rapids, NC, he was the son of Ruby G. Glover and the late John A. Glover.

He was executive vice president of Glover Painting Inc.

Along with his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mary Cotter Glover; a son, David Chad Glover; a sister, Susan Sullivan; and a brother, Jimmy Glover.

A memorial service was held July 5 in the Remembrance Mausoleum Chapel in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Carolina Cancer Centers - Research.

ALFRED McELRATH

Alfred McElrath, 85, died July 9, 2005 at his home.

He retired from Southern Railway, was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are sons, Alfred Jr. of the home, Dennis and James Roy McElrath and Charles Allen, all of Greenville; daughters, Glenda Manigault of Simpsonville, Vanessa Jones and Sandra Lyles of Geenville; brothers, Alexander McElrath of Piedmont, Ruben McElrath of Greensboro, NC, Ulysses McElrath Jr. of Greenville, and George McElrath of Taylors; sisters, Louise Hamilton and Sarah Roberts of Cleveland, OH, and Eunice Gambrell of Pittsburgh, PA; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. July 14 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Greer, SC. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

JAMI LI ‘A.J.’ EPTING

Jami Li Epting, 49, of Belton, formerly of Williamston, died July 8, 2005 at her home.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of Tom Epting and the late Retha Amick Epting. She was a member of Belton Presbyterian Church and a short order cook at Country Kitchen.

Surviving in addition to her father are; brothers, Lewis Epting of Belton and David Epting of the home.

Funeral services were held July 10 at Cox Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Garden of Memories.

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

MARGARET TIMMS

Margaret Lee Patterson Timms, 62, of Piedmont, widow of John Wofford Timms, died July 11, 2005 at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Clayton Joseph and Rosa Brown Patterson. She was a homemaker and a member of White Plains Baptist Church.

Surviving are daughter Michelle Martin of the home; brothers, Billy Patterson of Pendleton, Ray Patterson of Greenwood; and one grandson.

Funeral services were held July 13 at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Pelzer. Burial followed in White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

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