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Leigh Blackwell Childress

Dateline – Greenwood, South Carolina Leigh Blackwell Childress, 47, of Greenwood, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021, at her home. Born in Greenwood, she was the daughter of James and Jo Ann Woods Blackwell. Leigh was a graduate of Laurens High School and was employed with Self Regional Medical Center. She was a true baseball…

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Darden named National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina Dr. Martha Brothers, principal of Clinton High School, announced that Peregrin Isaac Darden has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC ®), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal…

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Mary Shaw Anderson

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Mary Shaw Anderson, 89, formerly of Charleston, SC, died peacefully on October 6, 2021, in her home in Laurens, SC. She was surrounded by the love of her family. Mary was born November 21, 1931 in Atlanta, GA, daughter of the late Bulmer and Alma Shaw. She is preceded in…

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Charles Ricks, Jr.

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Charles Ricks, Jr., age 72, of 519 Setzler Road, and widower of Kathleen Douglas Ricks, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at Prisma Laurens County Hospital. He was born in Hartwell, GA and was a son of the late Charles Luther and Julie Faye Harper Ricks. Charles was a member…

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Virginia Mae Miller Ashmore

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Virginia Mae Miller Ashmore, age 95, of 1811 Fleming Mill Road, and widow of Lee Roy Ashmore, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021. She was born in Leeoma, Tennessee, and was a daughter of Clyde Baxter Miller and Rhoda Mae Shepard Miller Hayden and Ralph Hayden, Sr. Virginia was a…

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Glenn Duvall Smith

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina Glenn Duvall Smith, age 78, of Clinton, widower of Lamatrell Power Smith, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, at Prisma Health – Laurens County Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born September 29, 1942 in Greenwood, SC, and was a son of the late John Richard Smith, Sr. and Melda…

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Wallace Reid Riddle

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina Wallace Reid Riddle, husband of the late Thelma Wilkinson Riddle, passed away on September 27, 2021. Wallace was the son of the late Clarence and Gertrude Riddle of Laurens. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Although he and his wife didn’t have children of…

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Jose’ Cruz Michua Maya

Dateline – Joanna, South Carolina Jose’ Cruz Michua Maya, age 53, of 500 Magnolia Street, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Laurens County Hospital. He was born in Joquicingo, Mexico and was a son of the late Gilberto Michua Rico and Lucia Maya Soco. Jose’ was a hard worker, great father and loved his…

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Waverly Otto “Buddy” Barnes II

Laurens, South Carolina Waverly Otto “Buddy” Barnes, II, 70, of 262 Rock Creek Rd. and husband of Susan Johnson Barnes passed away Friday, September 24, 2021, at PRISMA Laurens County Hospital. Born in Laurens, he was son of the late Waverly Otto Barnes, Sr. and Grace Davis Barnes. Mr. Barnes retired from Laurens Commission of…

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Ercell Jones McGlohon

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Ercell Jones McGlohon, age 94, of 83 McGlohon Drive, and widow of Samuel Edward McGlohon, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Laurens County Hospital. Born in Arkansas, she was a daughter of the late David Andrew and Annie Jones. Ercell retired from Torrington and was a member of…

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