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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.

Pearlie Shaw Abrams, 78, of 240 Todd Road, Gray Court, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the St. Francis Hospital, Downtown, Greenville. Born in Laurens County,  she was a daughter of the late Lucille Jones Shaw and Grover Shaw Sr. Funeral service was held Sunday, October 19, at the Center Rabun Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn

Rock Hill – Lt. Col. Raymond G. Andrews, US Army (Ret), 78, passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at his home. The funeral service was Tuesday, October 21, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Rd, Rock Hill. Burial will be in Fort Jackson National Cemetery on Wednesday, October 22, at 2 p.m. Born in Pensacola, Fla., he was a son of the late James Ellis Andrews and the late Annie Findlay Smith Andrews. Condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.net.

Wilma B. Bell, 81, of Laurens, went to be with the Lord on October 12, 2014. She was born on January 6, 1933 in Pine Creek, Minn. She was predeceased by her husband Ted Bell. Memorial Services were held Wednesday, October 15, at Lakeview Baptist Church in Greenwood.

Charles Bolden, 68, passed away October 8, 2014 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. First Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Julius Rudolph "Sonny" Boyter Jr., 76, of Laurens, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014, at Regency Hospital in St. Francis Downtown. Born in Laurens, he was the son of the late Julius Rudolph (Rudy) Boyter Sr. and Elizabeth Moore Hughes. Graveside services were held Thursday, October 16, at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors and Masonic Rites. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Barbara Ann Brown, 59, of 197 Fairground Road, Laurens, died Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the St. Francis Hospital, Downtown Greenville. Born in Newberry County, she was a daughter the late Willie Wise and Louise Sims. Funeral service was held Tuesday, October 21, at the Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn, with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Laurens.

Ralph Benjamin Capps Jr.
went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 20, 2014. Born on November 12, 1943, he grew up in Laurens and the son of Ralph B. Capps Sr. and Margaret Franks. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, in the chapel at Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home in Rock Hill. This will be followed by a graveside service at Bellview Baptist Church in Laurens at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends afterward.

Mary Sumeral Clem, 82, of 303 Calhoun Street, Laurens, and widow of Douglas Walter Clem, passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at National Healthcare Center of Laurens. Born in Fountain Inn, she was a daughter of the late Adolphus "Dock" and Maude Hughes Sumeral. Funeral services were held Monday, October 13, 2014, at First Assembly of God in Laurens with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Irene Mickens Cromer was born March 13, 1937 in Laurens County to the late Albert and Susie Mickens. She went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 3, 2014 at her home in Clinton. Services were held Wednesday October 8, at the David and Jeanette Goins Memorial Chapel at Goins Funeral Home with burial at Pleasantview Baptist Church in Gray Court. Goins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Romaine Deyette Scarlett Dodd was born Feburary 7, 1967. She passed away August 20, 2014 at 47 years of age.  A memorial service in her honor will be conducted on St. Simons Isle, Ga., on Oct. 31, 2014 at Epworth by the Sea Church at 2 p.m.

Sylvia Pauline McCall Farmer, 67 of 1631 Drake Road, Donalds, died Thursday, October 2, 2014, at her home. Born in Abbeville County, she was a daughter of the late James Sylvester McCall and Maudie Pauline Alewine McCall. Funeral services were Sunday, October 5, at Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Online condolences can be made at www.parkerwhitepruitt.com.

Margaret Pendergrass Golden, 64, of 3141 Trinity Church Road, Gray Court, died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at her home. She was a daughter of the late Albert Manning and Ethel Marshall Manning. A memorial service was held Friday, October 11, at the Hopewell Baptist Church.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens. 

Wilma Foster Gwinn
, of Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center, Laurens, widow of Charles "Lefty" William Gwinn, died Wednesday, October 9, 2014. Born in Mountville on May 18, 1928, she was the daughter of the late James Clarence and Laura Lake Foster. A memorial service was held in Rasor Chapel at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center on Monday, October 13. A private committal service was held before the memorial service at Forest Lawn where she was laid beside her husband. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Ashley L. Kemp, 25, of 725 N. Broad Street, Clinton, died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Laurens County Hospital. Born in Stephens County, Ga., she was a daughter of Lisa and Alan Klarich of Willmington, Fla. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 13, at the Gray Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Westview Memorial Park. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Janie Ruth Ligon, 88, of 418 S. Cook Street, Cross Hill, died Wednesday, October 8, 2104 at the Hospice House of Laurens County, Clinton. She was a daughter of the late Willie Theodore and Eliza Bullock Theodore and wife of the late Alfornia Ligon Sr. Funeral service was held Monday, October 13, at St. John Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens.

Charles Wilton "Wilt" Madden, 72, of 100 Glendale Manor, Clinton, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014. Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Walter Madden and Dorothy Madden Alexander of Clinton. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, October 7, at Forest Lawn Cemetery of Laurens. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Alberta Mathis of Washington, DC, formerly of Laurens, died Friday, October 3, 2014 in Washington. Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Reverend J.W. Mathis and Mrs. Mattie Lee Mathis. Funeral service was held Friday, October 10, at the C. D. Beasley Memorial Chapel of the Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens, with burial in the Old Jersey Cemetery.

Betty Jones Mobley, 64, of 607 Hunter Court, Laurens, died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, Columbia. She was a daughter of the late Arthur Lee Jones and Elizabeth Franklin Jones. Funeral service was Tuesday, October 14, at the C. D. Beasley Memorial Chapel of the  Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens, with burial in the Westview Memorial Garden.

Barbara Faye Bible Murray, 74 of Laurens went to receive her final reward on October 4, 2014. She was surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. R.E. Murray, father Burl Bible, mother Esther Bible and two brothers, Edward and David. The family received friends Monday, October 6, at Fletcher Funeral Service in Fountain Inn with a memorial service immediately following

John Brandt Nabors, 61, of 2202 Arnold Lane, Waterloo, died Thursday, October 2, 2014 at his home. Born in Greenwood County, he was a son of the late James Oscar and Dorothy Madden Nabors. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 4, at Reedy Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.

Johnny Wayne O’Dell, 61, of 22 E. Summit Drive, Ware Shoals, died at his home, Wednesday, October, 15, 2014. Born in Greenwood County, he was the son of Gertrude Crane O’Dell and the late Albert Wayne O’Dell. Funeral Services were held Saturday, October 18, at Parker-White Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made to www.parkerwhitepruitt.com.

Mrs. Thelma Wilkinson Riddle, 80, of 101 Sequoia Drive, Summerville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Mrs. Riddle was born and raised in Cheshire, England, and was the last of five girls born to George and Gertrude Wilkinson. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 24, at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Courtney Dover Robertson, 44, of 961 Ghostcreek Road, Laurens, passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014, at her home. Born in Rock Hill, she was a daughter of Donald and Alice Robinson Dover of Rock Hill. Funeral services were Monday, October 20, at First Baptist Church followed by a private interment at Ora ARP Church Cemetery. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Becky Toombs, 77, died Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Hospice House of Laurens County. Born in Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late Harold M. and Omega P. Senn. A memorial service was held on Thursday, October 16, at Laurens Memorial Home Chapel. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Gennie Campbell Turner, 83, died Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Laurens County Hospice House, Clinton. A daughter of the late Sam and Rosa Campbell and wife of the late Evan Turner, she was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church. Funeral service was held Monday, October 6, at the C.D. Beasley Memorial Chapel of the Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens, with burial in the Jersey Cemetery.

Frances Cathcart Weathers
passed away at her home in the Wattsville community, Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Born in Enoree, she was the widow of the late Matthew Evans Weathers, Sr., and was the daughter of the late John F. and Hattie Belle Craig Cathcart. Funeral services were Friday, October 10, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Nathaniel Webb, 69, of 81 S. Textile Street, Apt. B-8, Greenville, died Sunday, October 12, 2014 at his home. Born in Greenville County, Greenville, he was a son of the late Douglas Webb and Elizabeth Davenport Webb. Funeral service was held Thursday, October 16, at the Golden View Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn

Charles William "Pete" Wilkie, of Waterloo, departed this physical world on October 14, 2014, at the age of 66 at Hospice of Laurens County. He was the son of the late Clyde and Lucille Cole Wilkie. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

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