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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.

Chester Barton Aiken Jr., age 90, of Simpsonville, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Hillcrest Memorial Hospital. Born in Pickens, he was a son of the late Chester Barton Aiken Sr. and Ruby Chastain Aiken. Funeral services were held Friday, May 20, at First United Methodist Church of Laurens with burial in Westview Memorial Park with Military Honors. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Allie Milling Blalock, passed away on May 5, 2016. A memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church of Clinton on Monday, May 9, 2016. Milling was born in Clinton on August 4, 1941, and was the son of the late Dr. George Robert Blalock Sr. and Almena Brooks Milling Blalock.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Robert "Bob" Clyde Brownlee
, 70, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Born in Laurens, he was the son of the late Norris Cyril and Helen Oliver Brownlee. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at Rose Hill Cemetery with Military and Masonic Rites. The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Nellie Gettys Campbell
, 88, of 301 Calvert Ave., Clinton, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Hospice of Laurens County. She was born in Calhoun Falls and was a daughter of the late Irwin Finley and Lillian Hook Gettys. A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, May 25, in the First Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Barron (Sonny) Covan, age 71, of 3950 Georgia Road, Laurens, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at his home.  He was born in Spartanburg and was a son of the late Carlton and Ollie Dorman Covan. Cryptside services were held on Thursday, May 12,  at Forest Lawn Mausoleum. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Sybil Riddle Crowe, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late James and Russie Watkins Riddle. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 21, at Lucas Avenue Baptist Church with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 20. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Laurens - Ross Juston Dover, 71, of Midway Residential Care Facility in Moore passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Spruce Pine, N.C., he was a son of the late Elmer Decoster and Cora McKinney Dover. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, at Lanford Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the graveside service. Condolences can be expressed to www.thekennedymortuary.com.

James Kenneth Eargle died Friday, May 13, 2016, at the Hospice House of Laurens County in Clinton. Born in Newberry County on September 19, 1917, he was a son of the late James Haskell and Agnes Eargle. Memorial services were held Monday, May 16, at Atonement Lutheran Church in Laurens.  A private burial was held in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Mrs. Ella Mae Foggie East, 95, of 574 Laurel Hill Church Road, Waterloo, passed May 8, 2016 at her home. She was born in Waterloo on September 19, 1920. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Laurel Hill Baptist Church, followed by burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.percivaltompkinsfh.com or via email percivaltompkins@centurylink.net.
Percival Tompkins Funeral Home is honored  to serve the Foggie-East Family.

John Scott George Jr.
, 81, of Simpsonville, was born in Laurens on April 10, 1935, and received by his heavenly Father on May 27, 2016. The family will receive friends at Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church on Monday, May 30, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  On Tuesday, May 31, the graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Friendship Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Hickory Tavern and the Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. at Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church in Simpsonville. Arrangements are being handled by Kennedy Mortuary, Laurens.
www.thekennedymortuary.com

James Francis "Jim" Goss Sr., age 91, of Laurens, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Born in Walterboro, he was a son of the late Alton and Fannie Hiers Goss. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 25, at First Baptist Church of Laurens. Private entombment took place in Forest Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum with Military Honors. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Mr. Willie Cook Grant, age 90, of 550 Watson Street, Laurens, died Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Self Regional Healthcare Center, Greenwood.  Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Willie Mae Cook Grant and Henry Grant Funeral service was held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Zion Hill Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.  Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens was in charge of arrangements.

On May 25, 2016, Ruth Fuller Holland moved from this cold, friendless, dark world into eternal daylight. Born in Laurens County on August 17, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Sammuel and Minnie Leake Davenport Fuller. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 29, at 2:00 p.m. in the White Plains Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will be at the family home at 398 Pinehaven St. Ext., Laurens. Condolences may be expessed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Martha Lyree Holmes, age 73, of 270 Holly Grove Church Road, Laurens, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Hospice of Laurens County. She was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of the late Reverend and Mrs. John L. (Mamie) Jenkins. A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 18, at the Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Clinton. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Jimmy Ray "Buck" Leopard, age 62, of 623 Marler Road, Gray Court, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Laurens County Hospital. Born in Gray Court, he was a son of Ruby Ann Smith Leopard and the late James Henry Leopard. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at Grace Community Chapel with burial following in the church cemetery. The family will be at their respective homes.  Visitation will be at the church from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Martha Ann Fulghum Littleton, age 72, of Clinton, and formerly of Merritt Island, Fla., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Mrs. Littleton was born in Key West, Fla., and was the only child of the late Henry Augustus Fulghum and Audrey Frady Fulghum. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 19, at the Gray Funeral Home Chapel of Clinton with burial in Pinelawn Memory Gardens. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Laurens - Thomas Wayne Martin Sr. graced the world with his presence on March 22, 1947, in Oxford, Ala., with the assistance of his parents Ethelene and Thomas Martin. He passed peacefully in his favorite chair on May 21, 2016, with his wife at his side. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at a later date. The family will be at the residence, 76 Marhaven Lane, Laurens. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Martha "Marty" McGlohon
, age 77, of 484 Penland Rd., Laurens, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She was born in Laurens and was a daughter of the late George P. and Martha Jane Lee Tumblin. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, May 28, at 1:00 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Joanna - Eddie Elvin Norris Jr., 53, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016. He was the son of the late Eddie Elvin Norris Sr. and Vivian Welchel Cunningham. Condolences may be made at www.striblingfuneralhome.net.
Stribling Funeral Home, Duncan

Diane Haney Panther, 68, of Laurens passed away on May 15, 2016 at her home. She was the wife of Joseph Henry Panther and the daughter of the late Thomas Herman Haney and Sallie Jane Bledsoe Haney. Funeral Service was held Wednesday May 18, in the JK Yarborough Mortuary Chapel, followed by interment at Yarborough United Methodist Church Cemetery. E-condolences may be sent online at www.yarboroughmortuary.com.  
JK Yarborough Mortuary, Woodruff

Elizabeth Jones Pedery, age 82, of Laurens, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Fountain Inn Nursing Facility. Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late Joshua Melvin and Bessie Fullbright Jones. The family will host a memorial service at a later date. Interment will be held at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery in Mountville. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Lowell G. Rice, age 75, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at NHC of Clinton. He was a lifelong resident of Clinton and was a son of the late Laurence and Gladys Bennett Rice. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 26, at 3 p.m. at Bellview Baptist Church with burial in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends before the service from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church. The family will be at the home of his brother, Gerald Rice, 301 Sumter St. Ext., Clinton. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Clinton - Rosalind Ward Sledge passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Marianna, Fla., on December 10, 1935, and was the daughter of the late Robert Herman Ward Sr. and Minnie Lee Cabler Ward. Services were held at First Presbyterian Church of Clinton on Wednesday, May 25, and at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, May 26. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Caleb Porter Smith, 20, of Warner Robins, Ga., passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016. Born November 10, 1995 in Montgomery, Ala., he was a son of Porter and Donna Hughes Smith of Warner Robins, Ga. Private graveside services will be held at Westview Memorial Park in Laurens on Friday, May 13.

Betty Kirby Vaughn
, 88, former resident of Laurelwood, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016, at NHC in Laurens. Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Ruth Heaton Kirby.  A devoted wife and mother, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Laurens. Graveside services were held Monday, May 16, at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Anna Marie Burroughs White, 55, of 14 S. Riegel Ave, Ware Shoals, died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Goose Creek, she was a daughter of Helen Jean Osborne Burroughs and the late James Hershel Burroughs. Funeral services were held Monday, May 9, 2016 at Parker-White Funeral Home Chapel, followed by burial at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.


Preacher Thomas O. Wilkes Sr.
, age 85, of 376 Bethany Church Rd, Clinton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at the Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was born in Fort Mill and was a son of the late Boyd and Nellie Wilkes. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 19, at the Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Clinton. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

 
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