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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.

Arthur Mac Brewington
, 68, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014. He was born June 16, 1946, in Gray Court to the late Tommy Shannon Brewington and Laura Tucker Brewington. Memorial services were held Friday, November 14, at Fletcher Funeral Service.
Fletcher Funeral Service

Miriam Cullum Dawson, 87, of 1 Martha Franks Drive, Laurens, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2104, at Hospice House of Laurens County. Born in Charlotte, N.C., she was a daughter of the late William Clide and Luel Cato Cullum. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 15, at Martha Franks Rasor Chapel.A private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the chapel immediately following the memorial service. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Mrs. Jessie Muriel Derrick Carson Duszik, 93, passed away November 5, 2014 in Port Charlotte, Fla. Born on November 29, 1920, in Johnston, she was a daughter of the late Jesse McKelder and Ardella Franklin Derrick. Services will be held at a late date in Johnston. Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, is assisting the family with local arrangements. Please sign guestbook and send condolences to family at www.blandfh.com.

Helen Frances Ferguson, 86, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at her home in Middletown, Del. Born in Wilmington, Del., she was a daughter of the late Anthony W. and Mary Ranko Ruskowski. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 5, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Laurens with burial in Westview Memorial Park. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Cynthia Godwin, 51, of 201 Conway Ave., Laurens, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Laurens County Memorial Hospital. Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late Roy Lee Godwin Sr. and Lillie Belle Owens Godwin. Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 11, at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Wayne E. Hale, 64, of 4182 Hwy. 49, Laurens, died Saturday, October 25, 2014, in the Laurens Memorial Hospital. The family received friends Saturday, November 1, at the home to celebrate his life. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Billy Hughes, 68, of Oak Grove Community Residence, Laurens, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the Laurens County Hospice House in Clinton. Graveside services were held Wednesday, November 5, at Highland Home Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Miriam Norwood Hughes, 78, of 2197 Boyd Road, Laurens, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood. Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Howard Coy and Mildred Burts Norwood. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 1, at Gray Court Church of God with entombment in Forest Lawn Mausoleum in Laurens. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Ford MacArthur Jackson
, 64, of 2207 Wade Hampton Blvd., Apt. D-205, Greenville, died Sunday, November 2, 2014 at his home. Born in Laurens County, he was a son of Ford Jackson Jr. and Juanita Gary Jackson. Funeral service was held Friday, November 7, at the C.D. Beasley Memorial Chapel of the Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens.

Sarah Joanne Hughes Lowie, 73, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the Agape Senior facility in Columbia. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, November 4, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, directed by The Kennedy Mortuary of Laurens. Condolences may be sent to George Lowie, at 2705 Leaphart Rd., W Columbia, SC 29169, or at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Mary "Big Ginne" Madden-Barron, 59, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Funeral service was held Thursday, November 6, at Parkwood Institutional CME Church, 802 Tom Hunter Rd., House of Rosadale-W.L. Truesdale Memorial Chapel, Central Ave entrusted.

James Douglas McClain, 81, of 1104 Smith St. Ext., Donalds, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at his home. Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late James Aiken McClain and Ruth Bannister Martin. Memorial services were held Saturday, November 1, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with private burial. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.

Sgt. Gerald Montgomery, 62, of 106 Parkview Drive, Laurens, died Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Agape Senior Center, Laurens. he was a son of the late John Montgomery and Thelma Phelps Montgomery Funeral service was held Saturday, November 1, at the Beaverdam Baptist Church, followed by burial in the Poplar Spring AME Church Cemetery with military honors.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens

Louise Elise O’Brien (nee: Denzau) passed into glory Tuesday evening, November 11, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Mother’s Day, May 12, 1918, she lived most of her life in New Jersey, moving to Upstate South Carolina in 2008. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Presbyterian Home in Clinton on Saturday, November 22, at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow.

John Reuben Patterson, 83, of 88 Colonial Acres Rd., Laurens, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014, at Laurens County Memorial Hospital. Born in Campobello, he was a son of the late William Perry and Ollie Kirby Patterson. Funeral services were Thursday, November 6, at First Baptist Church with burial in Westview Memorial Park with Military Honors. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

James David Pitts, 48, of 1423 Neely Ferry Rd., Laurens, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at MUSC in Charleston. Born in Greenwood and a lifetime resident of Laurens, he was a son of Billy Joe and June McDowell Pitts of Hickory Tavern. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, at Friendship Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Marian Pitts Ramage, 87, died Thursday November 13, 2014. She was born in Clinton on May 16, 1927 and was the daughter of the late John Griffin Pitts, Sr. and Irene Adair Pitts. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15, at Gray Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 16, at Broad Street United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Rosemont Cemetery. The family will be at the home of John G. Ramage, 1656 Old Milton Road, Clinton.

Robert Lee Robertson, 80, of 131 Colonial Acres Rd., Laurens, passed away at his home on Friday, October 31, and was re-united with the love of his life, his wife, Mary Ann Wood Robertson. Born in Lunday, N.C., he was a son of the late Earcil D. and Ruth Davis Robertson. Funeral services were held Monday, November 3, at Dials United Methodist Church in Gray Court with burial in Dials United Methodist Church Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Larry Dean Staggs, 68, of Waterloo, died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Self Regional Healthcare. He was a native of Spartanburg County and a son of the late Hollis Franklin and Loreen Russell Staggs. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 8, at Wood Mortuary followed by burial at Wood Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Daisy Ruth Sullivan
, 63, of 200 Brooklawn Drive, Fountain Inn, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at her home. She was a daughter of the late Helen Cunningham. Funeral service was held Sunday, November 2, at the Pleasant View Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn

Mary Lee Jones Sweeney, 85, died Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the McCall Hospice House, Simpsonville, SC. Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late Odell Jones and Areather Campbell Jones. Funeral service was held Tuesday, November 4, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.  
Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn

Louise Elizabeth Switzer, 85, of 311 Cherry Hill Road, Laurens, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at her home. She was born in Elmira, NY and was a daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy Swayze Green. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Brenda Thompson
, 52, of 90 Foothill Trail, Gray Court, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the McCall Hospice House, Simpsonville. She was a daughter of the late Willie Thompson and Rosa Mae Thompson. Funeral service was held Sunday, November 2, at the New Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens

James Dow "JD" Walsh, 66, of 236 Boxwood Road, Laurens, passed away on November 9, 2014 at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville.  Born November 18, 1947 in North Wilkesboro, N.C., he was the son of Carrie Lea Tolbert Walsh of Laurens and the late James Willard Walsh. The family will receive friends Thursday, November 13, from 6-8 p.m. at The Kennedy Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 14, at 11:00 a.m. at The First Baptist Church in Laurens. Burial will follow in Westview Memorial Park with full Military Honors. The family will be at the home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Penny Melissa Eubanks West
, 43, resident of 107 Sunnywood Street, Hodges, died October 19, 2014 at her home. Born in Laurens County, February 24, 1971, she was a daughter of the Alice Faye Godfrey Jones and Lloyd Jones. Memorial services were Sunday, October 26, at Turkey Creek Baptist Church, 236 Turkey Creek Road, Ware Shoals. In addition, the family will host a celebration of Penny’s life with close friends and family at a later date in Woodruff.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the West family.

Amanda (Mandy) Wilkie, 87, of 5784 Hwy. 72 West, Clinton, died Sunday, November 2, 2014 in the Laurens County Hospice House. Born in Clinton, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Elizabeth Bailey Sellers. Graveside services were conducted on Wednesday, November 5, with interment in Pinelawn Memory Gardens. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Larry Edward Williams, 61, of 831 Cleveland Street, Apt. 376, Greenville, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the McCall Hospice House, Simpsonville. He was a son of the late Tom Hudson and Bertha Williams Hudson. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, November 8, at the Beasley Funeral Home Chapel, 715 Augusta Street, Greenville.

Final services for Michael Arthur Wilson of 98 Camp Circle, Laurens, will be held at 12 noon Thursday, November 6, 2014, at New Life Ministries, 103 Academy St., Laurens.
First Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Mrs. Hattie Yeargin, 79, of 572 Gibbs Road, Laurens, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Hospice House of Laurens County, Clinton. Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Lillian Boyd. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 1, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial in the Westview Memorial Park.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens

 
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