Obituary Archives

Week of October 26, 2005

SUSAN G. HAMBY
JAMES 'JIM' SULLIVAN
EDITH KING
JAMES LEON BURGESS, JR.
ZOLA O. TURNER
LINDA J. JOHNSON
BOBBY WILLIAMS
HELEN LOFTIS
CORINE JAMES

KATHY BABB
JOHN 'J. S.' HOOKS
JERRY DUNLAP
ALLIE S. STOWE
WILLIAM S. SAYLERS
BONNIE B. HANSEN
'DORA' STANFIELD
LOLA JACKSON

SUSAN G. HAMBY

Susan Elaine Galloway Hamby, 36, of Powdersville, died Oct. 18, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of Marvin and Gail Lell Chastain of Greenville. She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Wesley Thomas Hamby of the home; son, Christopher Hamby of the home; daughters, Katharine and Mickaela Hamby, both of the home; brothers, Robert Patterson, Marvin Chastain  and Marty Chastain, all of Piedmont, Michael Chastain and Steven Chastain, both of Greenville, and Joseph Chastain of Pelzer; and a sister, Tonya Blackshire of Piedmont.

Funeral services were held Oct. 22 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, Powdersville Road. Burial followed in Robinson Memorial Gardens, Easley.

Memorials may be made to the Susan Hamby Fund, c/o Robinson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 387, Easley, SC 29641-0387.

JAMES ‘JIM’ SULLIVAN

James “Jim” Sullivan, 98, of Pelzer, died Oct. 19, 2005 at Riverside Living Center in Piedmont.

Born in Greenville County, he was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Inez Sullivan of the home; daughters, Ethel Wilson of Greenville, Ella Williams and Helen Grier, both of Williamston and Amatullah Abdul-Karim of Charlotte; a grandson reared in the home; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren.

He was the son of the late Richard and Hattie Mae Richardson Sullivan.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Eula Mae Jackson Sullivan.

Funeral services were held Oct. 22 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Williamston. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

EDITH KING

Edith Catherine Wells King, 80, of Piedmont, widow of Herbert Norwood King, died Oct. 20, 2005 at Riverside Nursing Center.

Born in Burgaw, NC, she was a daughter of the late Randolph and Emma Hargrave Wells. She was a housewife and a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, Jack H. King of Piedmont; sister, Ellen Lancaster of Wilmington, NC; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Oct. 22 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 101 Mt. Pisgah Road, Easley, SC 29642.

JAMES LEON BURGESS JR.

James Leon “Jim” Burgess Jr. died Oct. 18, 2005 at his home.

Born in Anderson, a son of the late James Leon and Alice McDaniel Burgess, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a dealer relations manager with GMAC.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Watts Burgess of the home; a son, James Leon Burgess III of Florence; and a sister, Elizabeth Burgess Wofford of Williamston.

Graveside services were held Oct. 21 in Mountville Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Furman University Scholarship Fund, Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613.

ZOLA O. TURNER

Zola O. Turner, widow of William B. “Bill” Turner Jr., and formerly of Belton, died Oct. 17, 2005.

She was a daughter of O. Melton Owen and Addie Lee Owen.

She retired from Wunda Weave Carpet Co.

She was a member of City View First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Maxine Hall of Anderson; two sons, Wm. Boyd Turner III of Piedmont and Robert O. Turner Sr. of Grand Prairie, TX; two sisters, Lois Phillips of Greenville and Ora Lee Long of Charlotte; nine grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Oct. 21 in Rembrance Chapel of Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to City View First Baptist Church, 2300 W. Blue Ridge Drive, Greenville, SC 29611.

LINDA J. JOHNSON

Linda J. “Coochie” Johnson, 62, of Piedmont, widow of Nathan Johnson, died Oct. 18, 2005 at her home.

Born in Wilson County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Dewitt and Ethel Godwin Hinnant.

She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are daughter, Wanda Davis of Piedmont; a son, Mike Strickland of North Carolina; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Mann of Lincolnton, NC and Peggy Watkins of Pilot, NC.

Funeral services were held Oct. 22 in the chapel of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.

BOBBY WILLIAMS

David Robert “Bobby” Williams, 62, of Piedmont, died Oct. 19, 2005 at his home.

Born in Greenwood, he was the son of the late David Lee and Willie Nell Ivie Williams. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Dianne Williams, Anita L. Brooks, both of Piedmont; one granddaughter; sister, Joyce Williams of Fort Mill.

A Memorial service was held Oct. 23 at Rehoboth Baptist Church. 

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Rehoboth Baptist Church, 1620 Old Pelzer Road, Piedmont, SC 29673.

HELEN LOFTIS

Helen Virginia Houston Loftis, 78, formerly of Pelzer, widow of Pride Loftis, died Oct. 23, 2005 at Riverside Nursing Center.

Born in Pelzer, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Eunice Mahaffey Houston, employed at Union Carbide and a member of West Pelzer Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Terry W. Solesbee of Williamston; sister, Betty Welborn of West Pelzer; and two grandsons.

Graveside services were held Oct. 25 at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

CORINE JAMES

PIEDMONT - Cora “Corine” Magdalene James, 84, of 119 Elizabeth Drive, died Friday, October 21, 2005 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Piedmont, she was a daughter of the late John Frank and Mary Emma Ross James. She was formerly employed at J. P. Stevens, Piedmont Plant and a member of Guthrie Grove Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith.

She was a faithful reader and follower of God’s word and was constantly caring for others. Corine was loving, faithful and kind to all who knew her.

Surviving are sisters, Eunice Smith of Bath and Virginia Paxton of the home and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by brothers, Walter, Eddie, George and Willie James and sisters, Vennie McCullough, Mamie McCullough, Gertrude Tripp, Ella Howard, Lillian Tripp, Mellie Lockaby, Annie Mills and Grace Shirley.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Oct. 24 at Guthrie Grove Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith with Pastor Mike Montgomery and Elder Joe James officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family received friends Sunday at Gray Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to Guthrie Grove Church Media Ministry, 403 Guthrie Grove Church Road, Pelzer, SC 29669.

KATHY BABB

Katherine “Kathy” Lynn Everette Babb, 46, of Pelzer, widow of Jim Babb, Jr., died Oct. 20, 2005.

Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Albert Leslie, Jr. and Doris Dillard Everette.

Surviving are her daughter, Ashley Parham of Williamston; sisters, Jane Stone of Greenville, Jean Lee and Connie Kimbrell, both of Easley; brother, Joe Everette of Piedmont; and two grandchildren.

A private memorial was held Oct. 23 at Tabernacle Baptist Church Social Hall in Pelzer.

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

JOHN ‘J. S.’ HOOKS

John Samuel “J. S.” Shuttersnapper” Hooks, 79, of Williamston, widower of Myrtle Bell Norris Hooks, died Oct. 21, 2005 at Hospice House.

Born in Smithfield, KY, he was a son of the late Samuel and Rosa Lee Beach Hooks Pittman. He was formerly employed at the Kendall Company and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Surviving are his son, Roger Dale Hooks of Williamston; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at Gray Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Big Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

JERRY DUNLAP

Jerry Lee Dunlap, 59, husband of Doris Jean Tedder Dunlap, of Piedmont, died Oct. 21, 2005 at his home.

Born in High Point, NC, he was a son of the late Joseph Roosevelt and Margaret Salina Safright Dunlap. He was formerly employed by Lonnie Pirkle and was a member of Dunean Baptist Church in Greenville.

In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by sons, Gary Lee Dunlap and Billy Ray Dunlap, both of Piedmont; sisters, Betty Jo Snyder of Greensboro, NC, Peggy Tallent of Greenville; brother, John Keith of Piedmont; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Oct. 24 at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Pelzer.

ALLIE S. STOWE

Allie S. Stowe, 75, of Greenville, died Oct. 18, 2005.

She was the wife of Henry Stowe, and a daughter of the late Fate and Betty Nesbitt Sammons. She retired from Oakmont Nursing Center in Greenville.

She was a member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her daughter, Sherry Chesney of Travelers Rest; a son, Mike Stowe of Piedmont; two sisters, Mary Reeves of Belton and Evelyn Stretaski of Travelers Rest; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Oct. 21 at John Calvin Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Graceland Cemetery, West.

WILLIAM S. SAYLERS

William S. Saylers, 65, of Pelzer, husband of Joyce Owens Saylers, died Oct. 24, 2005 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Lavonia, GA he was the son of the late Ike and Sadie Price Saylers. He was the owner of Saylers’ Body Shop and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife of the home; daughter, Janet Elaine Lewis of Pelzer; sons, William Michael Saylers of Pelzer, Richard Keith Saylers of Belton; sisters, Sandra Cooley of Piedmont, Bonnie Alverson of Simpsonville, Betty Ann Clark of Richmond, VA; and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Oct. 26 at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

BONNIE B. HANSEN

Bonnie B. Hansen, 81, of Manhattan, KS died Oct. 19, 2005 in the Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

She was born in Clay Center, KS, the daughter of Benjamin Reed and Frances Misner Reed.

She was a homemaker and member of Crestview Christian Church.

She was predeceased by two husbands, first to Harvey Bungard and then Arthur L. Hansen; and her parents.

Surviving are a son, the Rev. Dr. John E. Bungard of Mililani, HI; seven daughters, Janice Bungard of Kansas City, KS, Maureen Hugunin of Kingman, AZ, Kathleen Martinez of Joshua, TX, Connie Mitchell of Pelzer, Nancy Burns of Riley, KS, and Pamela Phinney and Bonnie Jean Wellmeier of Manhattan; three sisters, Ruby DeRossett of Waco, TX, Dolores Fulton of Clay Center, KS, and Colleen Geiger of Topeka, KS; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Oct. 24 in the Crestview Christian Church. Burial followed in the Ft. Riley Cemetery, Ft. Riley, KS.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

‘DORA’ STANFIELD

Lila Eudora “Dora” McDonald Stanfield, 79, of Seneca, died Oct. 23, 2005 at Anderson Area Medical Center.

A native of Oconee County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Landon and Leola Kennedy McDonald. She was retired from J. P. Stevens, Inc. Utica Plant and a member of Parkway Baptist Church.

Surviving are daughters, Linda C. Owens of Piedmont, Sara Jane Crane of Lexington and Cindy McAlister of West Union; sons, Roger Smith of Seneca and John T. Stanfield Jr. of the home; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Oct. 26 in the chapel of Davenport Funeral Home. Burial followed in Oconee Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD, 20852-9813.

LOLA JACKSON

Lola G. Jackson, 70, of Piedmont, wife of Talmadge Jackson, died Oct. 23, 2005 at her home.

Born in Russellville, AL, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Nellie Russell Walker.

She retired from BellSouth Telephone Company and attended Pelham Road Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are, daughter, Regina Bracken of Piedmont; a sister, Mary McCown of Taylors; a brother, Don Walker of Houston, TX; and two grandsons.

Funeral services were held Oct. 26 in the chapel of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

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