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Just Released Obits

Listed below are edited versions of obituaries received after the 2 p.m. Tuesday deadline. Each obituary will be available in its complete version in the upcoming week's print and online editions of The Laurens County Advertiser.

Jeanette Burnside Austin
, 54, of 225 Alameda Street, Greenville, died Friday, January 9, 2015 at the McCall Hospice House, Simpsonville.  Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Jerry Burnside and Willie Mae Watts Funeral service was held Saturday, January 17, at the Beasley Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville.

Hayward Glenn Babb, 72, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 after an illness of two weeks. Born in Laurens County, he was the son of the late Glenn Martin and Julia Boland Babb. Funeral services will be private. The family received friends Monday, January 12, at Parker-White Funeral Home in Ware Shoals.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.

Margaret Smith Bragg, 89, of Gray Court, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Born in Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late Mack Smith and Ida May Vinson Smith. Funeral Service was held Friday, January 9, at Cannon Funeral Home Chapel with buria in Cannon Memorial Park. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.cannonfuneralhomes.com.
Cannon Funeral Home, Fountain Inn

Billy "Big Billy" Brotherton Jr., 53, of 310 Davidson Street, Clinton, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015, at his home. He was born in Whitmire and was the son of Patricia Cox Brotherton and the late Billy Brotherton Sr. Funeral services were held on Friday, January 9, at Davidson Street Baptist Church with burial in Whitmire Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Frances Calhoun, 86, of 515 Green Street, Laurens, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home, Clinton. She was a daughter of the late Charlie Putsey Coleman and Harvie Bell Wright Coleman and wife of John W. Calhoun. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 3, 2015, at the White Plains Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens

Thelma Truedelle Clarke
, 83, of Florence, Ala., formerly of Laurens and Greenville, entered in to the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, January 19, 2015 at ECM Hospital. Following a funeral service in Florence, Ala., a graveside service will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Greenville, at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 23. Trudy was born October 24, 1931 to Joe Ree and Helen Garrett Leopard.
Elkins Funeral Home, Florence, Ala.

Carrie Jessie Cook, 78, 813 Hellams Street, Fountain Inn, died Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Oakleaf Assisted Living, Greer. Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Raymond Cook and Ora Bell Wilson Cook. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 15, at the Old Pilgrim Baptist Church, with burial in the Cannon Memorial Park.
Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn

Mamie Ruth Ferguson, 96, of 349 Ligon Street, Greenville, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her home. Funeral service was held Monday, January 19, at the Beasley Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville, with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Garden.

Ricky Dale Fleming, 57, of 119 Boyce Page Road, Honea Path, died Wednesday December 31, 2014 at his home. Born in Greenwood County, he was a son of the late Calvin Dale Fleming and Dorothy Medlock Fleming Madden. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 3, at Princeton Baptist Church with burial in Westview Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.

Joe Calvin Foster, 80, of 105 Teakwood Drive, Clinton, passed away Friday, January 2, 2014 in the Laurens County Hospital. He was born in Woodruff and was a son of the late Fred and Minnie Foster. Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 4, at the Davidson Street Baptist Church with burial in Pinelawn Memory Gardens. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Mildred Lawson Foster
, 77, of 105 Teakwood Drive, Clinton, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Hospice House of Laurens County. She was born in Clinton and was a daughter of Loree Dunaway Lawson.and the late Boyce Lawson. Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 18, at Davidson Street Baptist Church with burial in Pinelawn Memory Gardens. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Doris Taylor Hair, 98, of 216 Old Schoolhouse Road, Enoree, passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015, at National Healthcare Center of Laurens. Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late Edward Lee and Luella Holmes Taylor. Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Lanford Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

James Harold Hill Jr., 76, formerly of Waterloo, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community. Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late James Harold Hill Sr. and Catherine Finley Hill. Memorial services were held Sunday, January 18, at Martha Franks Rasor Chapel. A private committal was held at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Queen Esther Hill, 88, died Friday, January 2, 2015 at the Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Mountville, she was a daughter of the late Bill Turner and Currie Turner and wife of the late Jessie James Hill. Funeral service was Monday, January 7, at the C.D. Beasley Memorial Chapel of the Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens.

Charles "Dillard" Jacks Sr., 91, of 2791 Lisbon Road, Mountville, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Agape Assisted Living in Laurens. Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Isaac Errett and Allie Bell Fuller Jacks. Graveside services were Sunday, January 11, at Lisbon Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Mary Nell Cooper Jones, 94, formally of Athens, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015. Born January 31, 1920 in Barrow County. she was the daughter of the late Willis Henry and Mattie Bell Patrick Cooper. Funeral services were Saturday, January 3, at the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Hom with interment in Evergreen Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com. Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service are in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd Wayne "Butch" Kinder Sr., 68, of 1245 Relax St., Waterloo, passed away at his home on Friday, January 2, 2015. Born in Marshalltown, Iowa, he was a son of Pauline McKinney Kinder and the late Lloyd Leslie Kinder. Graveside services were held Friday, January 9, at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans’ Cemetery in Anderson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Wilton King, 75, of 19 Miss Emma Lane, Laurens, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Laurens County Hospital in Clinton. Born in Woodruff, he was a son of the late Clarence and Myrtis Gwinn King. Graveside services were Monday, January 19, at Westview Memorial Park. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Anna Priscilla Lynch, 89, formerly of 104 Wilson St., Laurens, passed away Monday, December 29, 2014, at NHC in Laurens. Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Jessie Odell Lynch. Graveside services were held Friday, January 2, at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Martha Mason McDaniel, 95, of 1 Martha Franks Drive, Laurens, formerly of 324 Irby Avenue Ext., passed away Monday, January 12, 2015, at The Hospice House of Laurens County. Born in Westminster, she was the daughter of the late Marshall Wesley and Lenora Cobb Mason. A Memorial service was held Wednesday, January 14, at Martha Franks Rasor Chapel. A private burial will take place in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Ronald J. Mercer
, 57, of 898 Boyd’s Mill Pond Rd., Laurens, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at his home. Born in Libby, Mont., he was a son of the late Charles and Inez Matthews Mercer. The family received friends Friday, January 9, at Gray Funeral Home, followed by a memorial service in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Laurens. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Wade A. Neal, 69, of 634 Fair Grounds Road, Laurens, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the Hospice House of Laurens County. He was born in Florence. Funeral services were held on Friday, January 2, at Eastside Baptist Church with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Emily Craig O’Dell, 88, of 5608 Ekom Beach Road, Laurens, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, January 5, 2015. Born in Aiken, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Minnie Thurmond Craig. Funeral services were Wednesday, January 7, at Union Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Mr. Ares JaMarr "Carleon" Perkins
, 35 of 24 Skyland Drive, Greenville, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Greenville County, he was a son of James Edward Smith Jr., and Constance Vernell Perkins. Funeral service was held Friday, January 2, 2015 at the Golden View Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Greenville

James Donnan Pitts, 99, of Hwy. 252, Laurens, died Tuesday, January 13, at his home. Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late James and Ophelia Tollison Pitts. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 15,  at Parker-White Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends after the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Online condolences may be made at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.

Wayne Arthur Reeve, 82, of Greer, went to be with the Lord January 1, 2015. A native of Emporia, Kan., he was a son of the late Mark Fred Reeve and Inez Reeve. A memorial service and a celebration of his life was held Saturday, January 3, at Memorial United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Mrs. Melinda Sue Hutcheson Reeves (Sue)
, 61, of Lake Greenwood, formerly of Adrian, Ga., passed away peacefully at her home Monday, December 29, 2014 after a three year battle with ovarian cancer. Sue was born in Swainsboro, Ga., on Nov. 28, 1953, to Newburn Hutcheson and Ruth Henry Hutcheson. Funeral services were held at the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home on Thursday, January 1, 2015 with burial in the Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Norristown, Ga. Condolences may be expressed at www.chapmanfhofswainsboro.com. Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Donzie LeQuincy Robertson, 52, of 201 Stuart Street, Laurens, died Thursday, January 1, 2015 at his home. He was a son of Leroy Robertson and Dorothy Westfield Robertson. Funeral service was held Monday, January 5, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens

Ellison Anne Samples
, 8-month-old infant daughter of Marcus and Jessica Louise Farmer Samples of Clinton, passed away Tuesday January 13, 2015. A funeral service was held in The Stribling Memorial Chapel at Forest Hills Funeral Home on Monday, January 19.
Forest Hills Funeral Home, Stribling Memorial Chapel, Woodruff, www.foresthillsfuneralhome.net

Willie Jerry Scott, 54, of 3 Howard Street, Greenville, died Wednesday, January 7, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital, Greenville. Born in Laurens County, he was a son of Carrie Johnson Bailey and the late Odell Scott. Funeral service was held Monday, January 12, at the New Liberty Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Greenville

Sue Samples Shelton, 65, of 112 Country Lane, Clinton, died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Laurens County Hospice House. She was born in Clinton and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth Samples. A memorial service was held Wednesday, January 14, at the Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Clinton. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Davey Darrell Sloan
, 50, of 553 Crepe Myrtle Road, Laurens, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Born in Laurens, he was a son of Emily Brown Bazen and husband Wilson of Laurens, and the late Louis Wayne Sloan. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial following in Westview Memorial Park. The family will be at their respective homes.  Visitation will be at The Kennedy Mortuary from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Linda Mae Sullivan, 61, of 900 South Garrison Road, Simpsonville, died Friday, January 9, 2015 in Greenville Memorial Hospital. She was born a daughter of Quincy Reeder Jr. and the late Margaret Alice Craig Reeder. Funeral service was held Friday, January 16, at the Reedy Fork Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Greenville

Mr. Roosevelt "Blue" Sullivan, 81, of 521 Old Augusta Road, Greenville, died Sunday, December 28, 2014, at the Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was a son of the late William and Joanna Sullivan. Funeral service was held Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Beasley Funeral Home, Greenville.
Beasley Funeral Home, Greenville

James W. "Bill" Taylor Sr.
, 89, of 710 E. Main St., Laurens, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at The Hospice House of Laurens County. Born in Laurens County, he was the son of the late Fred Wilton and Eula Mae Crawford Taylor. Graveside services with Military Honors was held Thursday, January 1, 2015, at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.


John Anthony Thomas
, 48, of 105 Sagewood Court, Fountain Inn, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Hillcrest Memorial Hospital, Simpsonville. He was a son of Johnny Lee Hellams and Dorothy Thomas Hellams and husband of Tracy Goodjoin Thomas. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 8, at the Pleasant View Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn

Alice Garibay Ward
, 88, of Laurens, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015, at White Oak Manor in Newberry. Mrs. Ward was raised in Pasadena, Calif. The funeral service was Wednesday, January 14, in the Chapel of Gray Funeral Home in Laurens with interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Laurens. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Thomas Edward "Tommy" Whitehead Sr.
, 70, of 87 Community Center Road, Enoree, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 11, 2015. A native of Whitley City, Ky., he was the son of the late James Rufus and Margaret Garland Whitehead. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 14, at Forest Hills Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 15, at Forest Hills Funeral Home Chapel.
Forest Hills Funeral Home, Woodruff, www.foresthillsfuneralhome.net

Reverend Lillie Ruth Workman
, 76, of 221 Bluff Drive, Greenville, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Greenville Memorial Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Ed Mims and Bessie Polly Mims and wife of the late James Workman. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 13, at the Reedy Fork Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Greenville

 
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