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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.

MSgt Ralph Edward Adair, USAF Ret., 78, of North Charleston, entered into eternal rest Sunday, February 1, 2015. His funeral service was held Thursday, February 5, 2015, in the Deer Park Baptist Church, 8875 University Blvd. followed by entombment with military honors in Carolina Memorial Park. Born March 18, 1936 in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Charles N. and the late Cora Bell Smith Adair. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.

Mary Frances Allen
, 83, of 112 Painter Road, Pelzer, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at her home. She was a daughter of the late Cardell Henderson and the late Annie B. Dogan Henderson. Funeral service was held Saturday, February 7, at The Rock of Ages Baptist Church with burial in the Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Beasley Funeral Home, Greenville

Millie Gertrude "Gert" Barton
, 98, of 1 Martha Franks Dr., Laurens, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville. Born in Spartanburg County, she was a daughter of the late William Truman and Annie Maude Jackson Barton. Graveside services were Saturday, February 14, at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Landrum. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Nancy Crawley Blackburn, 67, of 212 Ball Drive, Laurens, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at her home. Born in Lincolnton, N.C., she was a daughter of Willie Sue "Bill" Spake Crawley of Cherryville, N.C., and the late Clyde Crawley. Funeral services were Wednesday, February 11, at First Presbyterian Church of Laurens with burial in Westview Memorial Park. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Eldon "Bucky" Bohanon, 75, of 556 Burton Creekside Road, Waterloo, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in the Self Regional Hospital. A memorial service was held on Sunday, February 1, at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Loretta Burnside, 51, of 522 Sullivan Street, Laurens, died Monday, February 16, 2015, at the Laurens County Hospice House, Clinton. She was a daughter of the late Henry Lee Rice and Louise Burnside. Funeral service was held Saturday, February 21, at Rocky Springs Baptist Church with burial in the Antioch AME Church Cemetery.
Beasley Funeral  Home, Laurens

Patrick "Pat" Stephen Childress
, 49, of 420 Bluff Road, Gray Court, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Laurens County Memorial Hospital. Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Ted Childress and Dorothy McDonald Childress. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, at Redemption Baptist Church, 24314 Highway 221 North, Enoree. The family will be at their respective homes.  Visitation will be at the church from 1:30-3:00 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

June Pearson Collins, 88, formerly of Ranch Road, Laurens, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at NHC in Laurens. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harold E. and Doris Ellen Williams Pearson. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, at St. James United Methodist Church with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Terrell Bruce Corley, 58, of 308 Southview Dr., Laurens, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015, at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville. Born in  Edgefield, he was a son of Florine Corley Woods (Jerry) of Laurens and L.E. "Eddie" Corley Jr. (Gail) of Gray Court. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 20, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at the home and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.

Rebecca "Lynn" Crain, 60, passed away Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at the Hospice House of Laurens County. She was born in Laurens County and was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Ruby Norris Crain. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 25, at 2 p.m. at the Gray Funeral Home Chapel of Clinton with burial and Military Honors to be conducted at Pinelawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home Clinton

Larry Gene Craine, 62, of 110 Bow Knot Lane, Gray Court, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville. He was born in Laurens and was a son of the late James Robert and Frances Elizabeth Landers Craine. A memorial service was held on Thursday, February 12, in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel of Clinton. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

James Edward "Bug" Curenton, 59, 354 The Pine Road, Cross Hill, died Monday, February 2, 2015 at the Self Regional Hospital, Greenwood.  Born in Charlotte, N.C., he was a son of Johnnie Mae Theodore Curenton and the late James Pressley Curenton. Funeral service was held Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the St. John Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens

Irene Abercrombie Davis, 96, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Mrs. Davis was born November 8, 1918, in Woodruff to the late Jonathan Harris and Martha Gillespie Abercrombie. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, February 20, at Bramlett United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private.
Fletcher Funeral Service

Bessie Dendy, 97, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the National Healthcare Center of Laurens. Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late George and Minnie Dendy. Funeral service was held Monday, February 23, at the C.D. Beasley Memorial Chapel of the Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens with burial in the Franklin Cemetery, Cross Hill.

Bob Dunmoyer, born February 2, 1951, and formerly of Laurens, passed away on January 31, 2015, at the Rainey Hospice House, after a nearly two year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Robert J. Dunmoyer and Elizabeth S. Dunmoyer, formerly of Laurens. His memorial service was Monday, February 2, at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Starr.

Shirley Anne Estes, 75, resident at Agape Senior in Laurens, passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. She was a daughter of the late Waverley Otto and Grace Barnes. Graveside services were held Thursday, February 5, at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Robert Ray "Bobby" Graddick, 82, of 301 Douglas Street, Laurens, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Laurens County Memorial Hospital. Born in Newberry, he was the son of Colie and Azilee Church Graddick. Funeral services were Monday, February 2, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Dennis Jackson "Jackie" Gray, 68, of 210 Watts St.,Laurens, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015, at his home. Born in Blacksburg, he was the son of the late Claude Oliver and Fannie Beatrice Hardin Gray. Funeral Services were held Monday, February 9, at The Kennedy Mortuary with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Leon Hall, 69, of 213 Holmes St, Laurens, died Monday, February 2, 2015 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Ware Shoals, he was a son of the late Charles Marshall and Katie Bell Gunnells Hall. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 5, at Parker-White Funeral Home with private burial. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.

Mary Jane Spillers Heaton
, 67, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, at Agape’ Assisted Living in Laurens. Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Grady and Juanita Godfrey Spillers. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Charles Henderson, 38, of 5 Idle Lane, Fountain Inn, died Tuesday, February 2, 2015 at the St. Francis Hospital, Greenville. He was a son of Cullen Henderson Jr. and Colleen Dandy Henderson. Funeral service was held Sunday, February 8, at the Little River Zion Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn

William "Cecil" Hill, 76, of 2672 Hwy 92, Gray Court, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville. Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Allen Cecil and Mittie Lucille Cannady Hill. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 12, at Warrior Creek Baptist Church with burial in Warrior Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Sandra "Sandy" Jane Roberts Hunter
, 46, went to be with the Lord Thursday, February 12, 2015. Ms. Hunter was born February 8, 1969 in Xenia, Ohio, to James L. and Della Rose Roberts. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 21, at Fletcher Funeral Service.
Fletcher Funeral Service

Betty Fuller Long, 83, of 108 Santa Fe Dr., Laurens, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late Kelly Eugene and Lurey Bishop Fuller. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 18, in The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in Westview Memorial Park. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Mrs. Sherrie Adams Lovelace, 55, of Owls Den Road, Lincolnton, N.C. died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at her home from a long battle with cancer. A memorial service was held Tuesday, February 10, at Anthony Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Lovelace was born on February 25, 1959 in Catawba County to the late Carlton Ray Adams and Carolyn Brown Adams Houser. Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Lovelace Family.

Melvin McClure Jr., 66, of 5564 Highway 14, Gray Court, died Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was a son of the late Melvin McClure Sr. and Georgia Lee Anderson. Funeral service was held Saturday, February 14, at the Harris Grove Baptist Church with burial in the Pleasant View Baptist Church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn

Ethel Taggart McDaniel
, 102, of 322 Pinehaven Street, Laurens, died Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the National Healthcare Center, Laurens. Funeral service was held Friday, February 13, at the Poplar Spring AME Church with burial in the Westview Memorial Park.            
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens

Ommie Mae Nelson, 62, of 13 Gallon Street, Laurens, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at her home. She was born in Laurens and was a daughter of the late Claude Pitts and Rachel Cook Pitts. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 27, at 12 p.m. at Lucas Avenue Baptist Church with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home, 13 Gallon St, Laurens, SC 29360. Condolences may be expressed online at www.gryafuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Leicester/ Laurens - On January 29, 2011, the Lord blessed our family with the birth of  Elijah "Eli" Jack Oberdier and on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, his Heavenly Father called him home to celebrate his 4th birthday in Heaven. Eli was born in Buncombe County and had lived in Laurens for the past year and a half. The funeral service was held Tuesday, February 3, in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home in Canton, N.C.  Crawford / Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Oberdier family and words of comfort may be shared at www.crawfordray.com.

Billy Lee Parker, 79, of 116 North Marion St., Joanna, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015, at Laurens County Memorial Hospital System. Born in Shelby County, Ind., he was the son of the late Roy Herman and Mary Frances Feaster Parker. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Harvest Baptist Church with burial in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Ethel Mayes Phillips, 89, of 170 Otis Street, Greenville, died Saturday, February 7, 2015 in the Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Piedmont, she was a daughter of the late James Mayes and the late Lula Seaborn Mayes Funeral service was held Saturday, February 14, at the Beasley Funeral Home, Greenville Chapel with burial in the Flat Rock Baptist Church cemetery.

Edna Crowe Powers, 84, of 200 Hardin Rd, Laurens, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Laurens County Memorial Hospital. Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late James and Grace Hughes Crowe. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 20, at Warrior Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will be at the home of her daughter, Diane Stewart, 405 Hilldale Ave., and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary, Thursday, February 19, 2015, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Sammie Douglas Rhome, 66, of 24 Collinson Road, Greenville, died Sunday, February 15, 2015, at the McCall Hospice House, Simpsonville. Born in Pickens County, he was a son of Velma Rhome and the late Junious Jenkins. Funeral was held Saturday, February 21, at the Long Branch Baptist Church with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Garden.
Beasley Funeral Home, Greenville

Ruth Miller Atchison Sharpe, 89, of Cross Hill, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the Hospice House of Laurens County. She was the daughter of the late John Haskel Atchison and Inez Miller Atchison. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 21, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Cross Hill with burial in Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church an hour before service and the family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Pelzer – Roger Dale Smallwood, 71, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015. Born in Woodruff, he was a son of the late Grady Allen and Bessie Mae Beck Smallwood. The funeral service was held Thursday, February 12, at Washington Baptist Church with burial at Greenville Memorial Gardens. Condolences: www.graymortuary.com
Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

James Roy Spurgeon Sr.
, also known as Pap, 78, 1199 Curry Lake Road, Gray Court, died Friday, January 30, 2015 at the McCall Hospice House, Simpsonville.  Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Fred Spurgeon and Alice Parks Spurgeon. Funeral service was held Wednesday, February 4, at the Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.  
Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn

Bennie Stroughton Jr., 51, of 100 Houser Circle, Apt. 2-G, Clinton, died Monday, February 9, 2015 at the St. Francis Hospital, Greenville. Born in Laurens, he was a son of Ethel Smith Robinson and the late Bennie Stroughton Sr. Funeral service was held Saturday, February 15, at the C.D. Beasley Memorial Chapel of the Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens, with burial in the Calvary Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Phyllis Spencer Swanson, 58, of Boiling Springs, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. A native of Laurens, she was the daughter of Mrs. Eunice Beatrice Spencer and the late Mr. Leo Spencer. Funeral Services were Sunday, February 8, at Eggers Funeral Home Chapel of Boiling Springs with interment in Good Shepherd Memorial Park. E-Condolences may be sent on line at www.eggersfuneralhome.com.
Eggers Funeral Home, Boiling Springs

Julian B. "Luke" Walker, 78, of 374 Compton Road, Clinton, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in the Hospice House of Laurens County. Born in Tryon, N.C., he was the son of the late James A. and Pauline Kuykendall Walker. Graveside services were conducted Thursday, February 5, in the Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

William "Clevis" Wilkes was born on May 24, 1935 and went to Heaven to be with the Lord and Savior on February 15, 2015. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 17, at the Gray Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Rosemont Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Linda Gale Casey Williamson, 72, of 101 Patterson Drive, Laurens, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015, at her home. Born in Enoree, she was a daughter of the late Lecil Vincent Casey Sr. and Blanche Waddle Casey. Funeral services were Thursday, February 19, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial at Virginia Cemetery in Enoree. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

 
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