Obituary Archives

Week of September 28, 2005

BETTY SUE HOLMES
JULIA STEVENS
CLOVIE LADD
FRANK "SHORTY" SMITH, JR.
EDNA SMITH

DONNIE KELLY
FRANCES GEORGE
MARGARET ROSS
FRANCES M. HUMPHRIES

FRANCES M. HUMPHRIES

Sue Frances Martin Humphries, 71, of Piedmont, widow of John Maxwell Humphries, died Sept. 24, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital.

She was a native of Rutherford County, NC, a daughter of the late William Winson and Vergie Owens Martin.

She was a homemaker and was a member of Siloam Baptist Church.

Surviving are sons, Charles Robert Humphries of the home, Randy Eugene Humphries of Hendersonville, TN, and Scott Alan Humphries of Anna, TX; her spiritual daughter, Dianne Cooper of Powdersville; brothers, William Martin of Concord, NC and Dennis Martin of Lincolnton, NC; sisters, Betty Reynolds of Charlotte, NC, Vernell Buchanan of Spruce Pine, NC, Katie Rice of Morven, NC, Mary Byars of Orange Park, FL, and Linda Cooper of Charlotte, NC; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sept. 27 at Siloam Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Siloam Baptist Church’s Music Ministry, 229 Siloam Road, Easley, SC 29642.

MARGARET ROSS

Margaret Ellison Ross, 84, of Ninety Six, widow of William Charles Ross, died Sept. 25, 2005 at her home.

Born in Belton, she was a daughter of the late Floyd Casper and Annie Lois Bannister Ellison. She retired from Supreme Propane Gas Co. and was a member of Cambridge United Methodist Church.

Surviving are daughter, Bonnie Ross of Greensboro, NC; sisters, Sara Childress and Etrulia Bradley, both of Williamston; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sept. 27 at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood. Burial followed in Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

FRANCES GEORGE

Frances Virginia George, 78,  of Mauldin, died Sept. 20, 2005.

A native of Altoona, AL, she was a daughter of the late Watson and Blanche Patman Tiller. She was a homemaker, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mauldin.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda George Copeland of Piedmont; son, Andy George of Greenville; sister, Margaret George of Altoona, AL; brothers, James Howard Tiller and Ray Tiller, both of Knoxville, TN, and Larry Tiller of Altoona, AL; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Jay A. George.

Funeral services were held Sept. 22 at Cannon Funeral Home, Simpsonville. Interment followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607.

DONNIE KELLY

James Donald Kelly, 54, husband of Patsy Anita Kelly of Anderson, died Sept. 22, 2005 at the AnMed Health Medical Center in Anderson.

Born in Columbia, he was a son of James Major Kelly of Williamston and the late Mary Louise Callahan Kelly.

He was employed at Regal Textiles of La France, SC. He served in the United States Army and was a member of Homeland Park Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Anita Kelly of the home; two daughters, Sonja D. Kelly Shaw and Shannon Kimberly Kelly Lollis, both of Anderson; father, James Major Kelly of Williamston; brother, Terry Wayne Kelly of Anderson; sister, Eva Paulette Kelly Meredith of Williamston; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sept. 25 at Homeland Park Church of God. Interment followed in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Anderson.

EDNA SMITH

Edna Ruth Williams Smith, 75, of Pelzer, widow of Edwin M. Smith, died Sept. 26, 2005 at Oakmont East Nursing Center.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Reuben Albert and Beulah Mae Emory Williams. She was formerly employed by the Kendall Company and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Patsy Kelly of Pelzer; brothers, Joe Williams, Steele Williams, Johnny Williams; sisters, Gail Alberson, Ann Foxx, Dorothy Frizzell, Louise Orvin; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at Gray Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, P.O. Box 268, Pelzer, SC 29669.

FRANK ‘SHORTY’ SMITH, JR.

Frank Jefferson “Shorty” Smith, Jr., 81, husband of Theodosia LeCroy Smith of Piedmont, died Sept. 23, 2005 at Riverside Nursing Center.

Born in Anderson County,  he was the son of the late Frank Jefferson and Leila Allison Smith, Sr. He was owner and operator of Smith’s Restaurant and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Greenville.

Surviving are his wife of the home daughters, Linda Ann Simpson, Martha Marie Spearman, Frankie Sue Major, all of Piedmont, Katie Rebecca Sisk of Easley; sons, Michael Lewis Smith and Steven Allen Smith of Piedmont; 12 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sept. 26 at Gray Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Shiloh Church Cemetery.

CLOVIE LADD

Clovie Hood Ladd, 99, widow of Joe Cleveland Ladd, died Sept. 24, 2005 at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Walker and Sara Belle Duncan Hood. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are step-daughters, Lois Holcombe of Hickory Tavern, Maude Holland of Williamston, Mary Woods of Pelzer; step-son, Kenneth Ladd of Williamston; and brother, Claude Hood of Williamston.

Funeral services were held Sept. 26 at Gray Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Williamston Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 10 Academy Street, Williamston, SC 29697.

JULIA STEVENS

Julia Estell McGraw Stevens, 79, of Greenville, died Sept. 20, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital.

She was a retired employee of the Greenville County School District and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Surviving are daughter, Patricia S. Fowler of Greenville; son, Charles L. Stevens Jr. of Pelzer; sister, Louise Heath of Baltimore, MD; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sept. 24 at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Burial followed in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

BETTY SUE HOLMES

Betty Sue Hindman Holmes, 92, of West Pelzer, widow of David C. Holmes, died Sept. 25, 2005 at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Born in Pelzer, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Hattie Stone Hindman. She was a retired nurse and a member of Pelzer United Methodist Church.

Surviving are sons, Jim Irby of Piedmont, Phil Stutts of Titusville, FL; brother, Frank Hindman of Anderson; sisters, Mary Hindman, Vivian Mahon, both of W. Pelzer; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sept. 28 at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Pelzer. Burial followed in Big Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pelzer United Methodist Church, 8 Hale Street, Pelzer, SC 29669.

 

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