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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.

Julius D. Bolt, 76, passed away, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Hospice House of Laurens County. He was the son of the late Jesse C. Bolt and Katherine Weathers Bolt of Milam Road, Clinton. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 20, at 3:00 p.m. at Rock Bridge Presbyterian Church with burial in the Rock Bridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

James Wesley Bowman died Sunday, November 9, 2014, in Ocala, Fla. He was 78. Born in Ringold, Ga., he was the son of the late Jack H. Bowman and Mary Bowman. A memorial service will be held in celebration of his life at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 14, at First Presbyterian Church, 400 West Main Street in Laurens.

W.B. "Bill" Carr Jr., of Laurens, died Thursday, December 4, 2014, at Hospice of Laurens County Hospice House. He was born on May 28, 1927, to the late W.B. Carr Sr. and Banks Pender Carr in Greensboro, N.C., and lived most of his life in Laurens. Cryptside services with military honors were held Monday, December 8, at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Linda Faye Couch Coxie
, 67, of 3168 Trinity Church Road, Laurens, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Doris Lee Kanning Garrett and husband Johnny L. Garrett. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, at Eastside Baptist Church with burial in Westview Memorial Park. The family will be at the home of her son, Tim Coxie, 322 Pasture Drive, Gray Court, SC 29645 and will receive friends at his home from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, December 20. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Elijah Graham Jr., 79, of 129 Black Road, Simpsonville, died Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the McCall Hospice House, Simpsonville.  Born in Darlington, he was a son of the late Elijah Graham Sr. and Nancy Brown Graham. Funeral service was held Monday, December 8, at the Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn.

Mrs. Carolyn Brown Houser, 76, of Lincolnton, N.C., went to be with her Lord Jesus on Saturday, December 6, 2014. A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 9, at Anthony Grove Baptist Church in Lincolnton, N.C. A memorial service will be held at a later date in South Carolina. Mrs. Houser was born on October 16, 1938 in Greenwood and was the daughter of the late Chester Herman Brown and Ruby Brown Madden. Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Houser Family.

Michael Wilton King, 51, of 1211 Amber Hill Circle, Cross Hill,  died Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at home. He was born in Laurens and was the son of Beverly and William (Bill) Moore of the home and Wilton King. Graveside services were held on Saturday, December 6, at Pinelawn Memory Gardens. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Kathleen "Buddie" Ledford, 87, of 104 Lenox Lane, Clinton, died Friday, December 5, 2014 at NHC of Clinton. She was born in Abbeville County and was the daughter of the late William Edgar and Lucille Colvard Childs. Funeral services were Monday, December 8, 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

Richard Regan McMahan Jr., 60, of Cross Hill, died Sunday, December 7, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospital System. Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., he was the son of the late Richard Regan McMahan Sr. and wife Reba McMahan and the late Juanita King Johnson and husband Claude Johnson. A memorial service was held Thursday, December 11, at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Bertie Lee Simmons Mims, 63, of 111 Mockingbird Road, Laurens, passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014. She was the wife of Marion "Coot" R. Mims and the daughter of the late Otis Marion and Viola Lewis Simmons. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, at the Stribling Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior the service. The family is at the home. Condolences may be made on line at www.striblingfuneralhome.net.
Stribling Funeral Home, Duncan

William Young Pinson, 78, of 94 Ekom Beach Road, Laurens, passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014, at his home. Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Young and Genevieve Jones Pinson. Graveside services were Wednesday, December 17, at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Nancy Rankin Thomas, 69, of 509 Meadowbrook Drive, Laurens, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014, at her home. Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Edgar Edward and Lena Durst Rankin. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 20, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel. The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary Friday, December 19, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Susan Walker Weisner, 59, of 1538 Lakeview Drive, Laurens, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in the Hospice House of Laurens County. She was born in Laurens and was the daughter of Frank and Christine Rogers Walker. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

 
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