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Area Obituaries

Kenneth Edward Goletz

Dateline – Cross Hill, South Carolina Kenneth Edward Goletz, 66, resident of Puckett Ferry Road in Cross Hill, husband of Linda Motes Goletz, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 at Self Regional Healthcare. Born September 28, 1955, in Connecticut, he was a son of the late Edward Charles and Dorothy M. Polaski Goletz. He attended…

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Betty Dianne Young

Dateline – Mountville, South Carolina Betty Dianne Young, of Mountville, SC, wife of Frank Young, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital. She was born November 12, 1951 in Greenwood, SC to the late Raymond Paul Smith, Sr., Maude Alice Johnson and step-father Ernest E. Johnson. Dianne was a lifelong…

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Jack R. Presseau

Dateline – Flat Rock, North Carolina After a life of commitment to family and Christian ministry, Dr. Jack R. Presseau died on June 25, 2022, in Flat Rock, NC. The son of Wilson Leo and Mary Jenkins Pressau, he was born in Curtisville, PA, on November 16, 1933. He earned degrees from Indiana University of…

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Debra Haag Rice

Laurens, South Carolina Debra Haag Rice, age 62, and wife of 42 years to Roger Dale Rice, Sr., passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Hospice House of Laurens County in Clinton. She was born in Sacramento, CA and was a daughter of William F. Haag of MN and Dorothy Casey Haag of…

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Laura Martin Hamby

Waterloo, South Carolina Laura Martin Hamby, age 97, of Waterloo, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at her home. Born in Laurens, November 27, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Claude H. Martin, Sr. and Corrie Stone Martin. Laura was a member of Church of the Epiphany in Laurens where she served…

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Marlene G. Fulmer

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Marlene G. Fulmer, 74, wife of Aaron Fulmer, Sr., passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022. She was with her Heavenly Father on Father’s Day. Born in Whitmire, she was a daughter of the late Dewey and Agnes H. Gregory. Marlene loved the Lord and her family very much and wasn’t…

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Vandra “Vandy” Gatewood Edmonds

Vandra “Vandy” Gatewood Edmonds, 60, of St. Albans, West Virginia, wife of Larry Edmonds Jr., entered eternal rest on June 18, 2022. She was the daughter of Sandra Gatewood of Williamstown, West Virginia, and the late Wayne Gatewood; and William Stepp (Jerry) of Covington, Kentucky. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a…

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Barbara Thompson Wasson

Laurens, South Carolina Barbara Thompson Wasson died peacefully at home on June 17, 2022. She was the fourth of five children, born to Dorothy M. Thompson and John Allen Thompson, Jr. on February 21, 1950. Barbara lived most of her life in Laurens. She graduated from Laurens High School and attended Limestone College in Gaffney,…

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Jay Tyler Betette

Laurens, South Carolina Jay Tyler Betette, of Laurens and wife of Phillip A. Betette, entered eternal life, June 16, 2022. She died peacefully in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection, surrounded by family whom she loved and who loved her for more than 60 years. Born at Ft. Benning, GA, on March 15,…

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Michael Lee Lyman

Dateline – Joanna, South Carolina Michael Lee Lyman, age 73, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the Hospice House of Laurens County. He was born June 18, 1948 in Wellsville, NY, and was a son of the late Morris Roscoe Lyman, Jr., and Doris Hanks Lyman. Mr. Lyman was retired from the construction industry…

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