Older Obituaries

Eric L. Burkhalter, age 72, of 1858 Martins Lake Rd, Gray Court, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his home. He was born on May 26, 1944, in Trinidad, West Indies and was a son of the late Lawrence and Kathleen Mason Burkhalter. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 2nd at 4 p.m. at Warrior Creek Baptist Church, 139 Cum Laude Way, Gray Court. The family will receive friends before the service from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Church. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Laurens – Raymond Russell (Russ) Burns Jr., son of the late R.R. Burns Sr. and the late Thelma Stroman Burns, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. The family had a visitation on Friday, September 23, at The Kennedy Mortuary. A private family service and burial was held on the family farm. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Gray Court – Carlos Manning “Chip” Childs Jr., 41, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Born in Charleston, he was son of the late Carlos Manning Childs Sr. and Kittie and Kevin Bagwell of Gray Court. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 29, 2016, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at the home of his mother, Kittie Bagwell, 103 Farrier¹s Trail, Gray Court and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary on Wednesday, September 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Pastor John M. Cleveland, 77, of Travelers Rest, died Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Erskin and Margaret Goodjion Cleveland. The visitation was held Monday, September 26, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, with the funeral service following in the Northwest chapel. Burial was in Mountain View Memorial Park. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.

Eddie Eugene Crocker, 55, of Laurens, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 30, 2016. He was born in Laurens and was a son of the late Carol and Betty Crocker. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 3, at 5:00 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends an hour before the service from 4 to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family will be at the home of Jessica Brewer located at 307 Edgewood Drive, Clinton. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Victor M. Hunter, age 62, of 272 Winetta Street, Laurens, died Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at The Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.  Born in Laurens County, he was a son of Merdis Atterberry Hunter and the late Willie E. Hunter. Funeral service was held Friday, September 23, at the St. Paul First Baptist Church, followed by burial in the Calvary Memorial Garden.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens

Ronald “Ronnie” Paul Jones, age 68, of 12 Pamela Drive, Waterloo, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016. He was born in Laurens and was a son of the late Paul Cunningham and Mildred Clara Roberts Jones. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 28, at 12:00 p.m., at Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Laurens, with burial at Waterloo Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Vivian Miller Langston, 79, of 2364 Harris Bridge Rd., Woodruff, passed away, Friday, September 16, 2016, at her home. Born in the Youngs Community of Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late Gossie Walker and Lois Nina Compton Miller. Funeral services were held Monday, September 19, at Highland Home Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Jimmie Lawrence McPherson, 97, resident of Carolina Gardens in Laurens, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016, at Laurens County Memorial Hospital. Born in Laurens, he was the son of the late William M. and Minnie Mayor Stribling McPherson. Graveside services with military honors were held Saturday, September 24, at Laurens City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Suzanne Slater Miller, age 84, of Mountville, passed away September 9, 2016, at Laurens County Hospital. She was born in Rochester, N.Y., in 1932.  She was the daughter of Marcella Conboy Slater and Thomas Franklyn Slater. Graveside services were held at the Mountville Presbyterian Church on Monday, September 12. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Gail Elizabeth Gilstrap Millwood, age 69, of Cross Hill, passed away on September 16, 2016. She was born to the late Leonard & Lois Horton Gilstrap on April 27, 1947. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 19, at the Victory Worship Center of Clinton with burial in Pinelawn Memory Gardens. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Wayne Herbert Nelson Sr., 76, formerly of N. Ruth Walker Rd. in Waterloo, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016, at NHC of Laurens. Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Fred Herbert and Margaret Burgess Nelson. Memorial services were held Thursday, September 22, in The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Mary Pyles Simpson, 60, of 2740 Torrington Road, Laurens, died Sunday, September 18, 2016 at her home. She was the daughter of Hilery Pyles Jr. and the late Ethel Mae Goggins Pyles. Services were held on Thursday, September 22, at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Cross Hill, with burial in church cemetery.
Arrangements by Sanders-Thompson Funeral Service

Reba Penland Vincent, age 68, of 702 Penland Rd., Laurens, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016, at her home. She was born in Laurens and was a daughter of the late George M. and Mattie Elizabeth Anderson Penland. Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, at the Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends following the service. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Laurens

Ladriculas “Drek” Wells, age 38, of 15 Wheatland Way, Simpsonville, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Greenville County, he was a son of Henry McDaniel and Vicki Wells. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 24, at the Golden View Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn

Boyd “Buddy” Harrison Wilkes, age 67, of 324 Charlotte¹s Road, Clinton, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016, at his home. He was born in Clinton and was a son of the late Boyd and Nellie Jackson Wilkes. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 28, at 5:00 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Wednesday before the service from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will be at the home located at 324 Charlotte¹s Road, Clinton. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.grayfuneralhome.com.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton

Jewell Y. Wilson, age 83, of 1397 Wilson Dr., Laurens, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Hospice House of Laurens County. She was born in Laurens County and was a daughter of the late Edgar Lee and Thelma Powell Young. Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 15, 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

Willie Winphrie
died on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at his home in Clinton. He was a son of the late Willie and Henrietta C. Winphrie. Services were held on Sunday, October 2, at New Grove Baptist Church, Laurens, with burial in the church cemetery.
A service of Sanders-Thompson.

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