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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.

Annette Anderson, 72, died Monday, July 20, 2015 at the National Healthcare Center of Clinton. Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late John T. Anderson and Maggie Boyce Anderson. Funeral service was held Saturday, July 25, at the Pleasant View Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens

Tivola Avery, 94, of 6 Harvard Drive, Greenville, died Monday, July 6, 2015 at the McCall Hospice House. Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Newton Wesley Sweeney and the late Mattie Morton Sweeney. Funeral service was held Saturday, July 11, at the Rocky Creek Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Greenville Memorial Gardens.  
Beasley Funeral Home, Greenville

Chicora Barksdale
, 95, of 97 Seldom Drive, Fountain Inn, died Thursday, July 16, 2015 at her home. She was a daughter of the late Jessie Adkison and Florence Davis Adkison. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 21, at the Pleasant View Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn

Lela Mae Brown, 77, of 309 Stuart Street, Laurens, died Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Hillcrest Memorial Hospital, Simpsonville. She was a daughter of the late Manning Calwile and Ruby Brown. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 14, at the Bethel Grove AME Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens

Linda Faye Brown, 61, formerly of Fountain Inn, died, Sunday, July 12, 2015 in Englewood, N.J. She was a daughter of Willie Bell Jackson and Joe Brown. Funeral service was held Sunday, July 19, at the Beasley Funeral Home Chapel, Fountain Inn, with burial in the New Durbin Baptist Church Cemetery.

Marvin Charles Brewington
, 75, of 410 Powderhorn Rd., Laurens, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late Marvin Leo and Helen Posey Brewington. Memorial Services were held Saturday, July 18, at First Presbyterian Church, Laurens. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Donna Doughty Cox, 67, of 225 Barnes Rd., Laurens, passed away at her home Monday, July 20, 2015. Born in Portland, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Edward and Barbara June Craig Doughty. Graveside service were Thursday, July 23, at M.J. Dolly Cooper National Veterans Cemetery in Anderson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Lyn-Marie DeCosta, 64, of 352 Rolling Hills Road, Gray Court, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at her home. Born in Putnam, Conn., she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Thelma Woods DeCosta. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Claudia Brown Gresham, 76, of 520 Blalock Dr., Joanna, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 9, 2015. She was born in Troy and was a daughter of the late Claude and Louise Rappe Brown. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 12, at the Breakthrough Tabernacle in Joanna with burial at Pinelawn Memory Gardens. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Elizabeth Anne "Beth" Griffin
of Brooklyn, N.Y., died July 16, 2015. She was 53 years old. Raised in Laurens, she was the daughter of Geraldine B. "Jerry" Griffin and the late Richard D. "Dick" Griffin. Memorial services were Sunday, July 19, at Laurens First Baptist Church with burial at Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Laurens - Margaret Louise Bass Gwinn (May 18, 1920 - May 24, 2015) - A private family service was held at Old Fields Presbyterian Church, Gray Court; followed by interment next to her beloved husband at Forest Lawn, Laurens.
www.thepalmettomortuary.com
Greenville

Nancy Henry "Nanny" Haynes, 85, formerly of 15 Tuscany Drive, Waterloo, died Friday, July 10, 2015 at NHC - Greenwood. Born in Fountain Inn, she was a daughter of the late Dalton and Zelma Gwin Henry. Services were held Tuesday, July 14, at Bethlehem Union Church with burial at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Harley Funeral Home and Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Bobby Louis Hill, 64, of 207 Blossom Drive, Greenville, died Saturday, July 11, at the Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was a son the late Richard Hill and the late Louise Sturkey Hill. A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, July 18, at Beasley Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville.
Beasley Funeral Home, Greenville

Becky Jean Jackson, 46, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Diamond Health and Rehabilitation Center, Simpsonville. She was a daughter of the late Willie Jackson and Airlean Sanders. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, at the Greater New Hope Baptist Church. Burial was held in the New Durbin Baptist Church.
Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn, is in charge of arrangements.

Gray Court - Mason Eli Madden, 6 months, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was born in Laurens and was a son of Kayla Marie Madden. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Rosa Marie McDowell, 76, of 1494 Bypass 127, Laurens, died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the Laurens County Hospital, Clinton. She was a daughter of the late Lawrence Neely and Marie Coleman Neely. Funeral service was held Thursday, July 23, at the Poplar Spring AME Church with burial in the Calvary Memorial Garden.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens, is in charge of arrangements.

Cora Lee Newton, 89, of 106 Otis Street, Greenville, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Heartland Health Care Center West, Greenville. Born in McCormick County, she was a daughter of the late Warren Martin and Ella B. Williams. Funeral service was held Monday, July 27, at the Beasley Funeral Home Greenville Chapel with burial in the Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Helen Maxine Spivey Owens, 62, of Fairview Church Road, Kinards, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at Laurens County Hospital. She was born in Clinton and was the daughter of J.H. and Jennie Vee Spivey. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 25, at 11:00 a.m. at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church with burial in the Church Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Herbert Owens, 95, of 28713 Hwy 76 East, Clinton, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Hospice House of Laurens County. He was born in Pauline and was the son of the late Victor Owens and Maggie Mitchell Barrett. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 2, at 3 p.m. at the Gray Funeral Home Chapel. A Sunrise graveside service will be held on Monday, August 3, at 6 a.m at Rosemont Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Marsha Conner Rayfield, 53, of 146 Northside Church Road, Laurens, died Friday, July 17, 2015, at her home.  She was born in South Boston, Va., and was a daughter of Barbara Ann Conner of Laurens, and the late Arthur Bruce Conner. Funeral services were Monday, July 20, at Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Laurens, with burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Gary Shane Shipman, 54, of 206 Conway Avenue, Laurens, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hickory, N.C., and was the son of the late Lee Guyton Shipman and Martha Shipman Edwards. A memorial service will be held in the latter part of September and will be posted on the Gray Funeral Home website, www.grayfuneralhome.com. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Conway Marvin Siebert, 89, of 109 Williams Street, Laurens, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community. Born in Ninety Six, he was the son of the late Marvin Lafayette and Ruby Lee Boozer Siebert. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 21, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery with military honors. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Gray Court - Claudie E. Smith, 65, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Mr. Smith was born March 17, 1950 in Laurens to the late John Wesley Smith and Helen Campbell Smith Cash. Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Fletcher Funeral Service, followed by Graveside Services at 2:30 p.m. at Gray Court City Cemetery
Fletcher Funeral Service

William Kenneth "Smitty" Smith Jr.
, 56, of 367 Edge Water Drive, Waterloo, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at McCall Hospice House of Simpsonville. He was born in Laurens and was the son of William K. Smith Sr. and the late Elizabeth Smith. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 16, at the Gray Funeral Home Chapel of Laurens  with burial at Rosemont Baptist Church Cemetery of Waterloo. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Union – Mrs. Doris Lee Senn Stoddard, 92, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family and caretakers. Born on November 10, 1922, in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late Charles Arthur Senn and Mollie Smith Senn. A memorial service was held Friday, July 17, at First Presbyterian Church, Union. A private interment was held at Owings Presbyterian Church, Owings.
The SR Holcombe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
www.holcombefuneralhomes.com

Lonnie B. Thompson, 94, died, Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the National Healthcare Center of Laurens. Funeral service was held Friday, July 17, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens

Terry Lee Thompson
, 61, of 3404 Whitehorse Road, Greenville, died Monday, July 13, 2015 at the Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral service was held Sunday, July 19, at the Beasley Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville with burial in the Pinedale Memorial Park.

Micheal Andrew Walker
, 11, of 2543 Granny Apple Road, Laurens, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Greenwood, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Ryan Walker and Tiffany Evans Walker. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Ora Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service.
The Kennedy Mortuary, Inc.

Charles Watts, affectionately known as "Pee Wee", 59, of 180 Lawson Road, Laurens, died Friday, July 10, 2015 at the St. Francis Hospital, Greenville. He was a son of the late John Watts and Daisy Williams Watts. A Homegoing Celebration was held Wednesday, July 15, at the Poplar Springs AME Church.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens

Karl Alvin Woods, 83, of Laurens passed away Friday, July 10, 2015, at NHC in Laurens. Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late John Franks and Vallie Cox Woods. Graveside services were Monday, July 13, 2015, at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

 
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