Area Obituaries

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Sylvia Diane Tumblin Murdock, age 73, of Laurens passed away July 8, 2020 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. She was born in Laurens and was the daughter of the late Homer Neal Tumblin and Elma Keasler Tumblin. Diane was a cosmetologist for many years and worked at the…

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Robert W. Kirby, II

Clinton, SC Mr. Robert W. Kirby, II, age 49, husband of Mrs. Julie Farmer Kirby of 229 Lakewood Drive Clinton, SC 29325, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Laurens County Hospital. Mr. Kirby was born October 30, 1970, a son of Mr. Robert Wayne Kirby and Janice Burnett Kirby of Union. Mr. Kirby was…

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James Edward “Eddie” Malone

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina James Edward “Eddie” Malone, age 79, of 501 Byars Road, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was born in Clinton, SC and was the son of the late Curtis Malone and Junie Belle Heaton Malone. He was the Owner and Operator of Malone’s Electrical…

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Richard Baxter Taylor, Jr.

Richard Baxter Taylor, Jr. was born on March 8, 1943 and died July 8, 2020 at Hillcrest Hospital with complications from cystic fibrosis. He was the son of the late Richard Baxter Taylor and Nancy Ida Martin Taylor. He was a graduate of Newberry College and a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Gray…

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Joel Stanley Templeton

Laurens, South Carolina Joel Stanley Templeton, age 82, of 197 Fairgrounds Road, Apt 305, and husband of the late Peggy Maxine Pennington Templeton, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at his home. Born in Laurens, he was the son of the late Harry and Eva Barnette Templeton. Retiring from Liberty Life after 28 years…

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Albert King Dixon, II

Laurens, South Carolina Albert King Dixon, II of Laurens, South Carolina, passed away on July 6 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife of 61 years who was his sweetheart since the third grade, Augusta Mason Dixon; and his three sons, Albert King “King” Dixon, III (Kristina Halleck Dixon)…

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Maxie Gerald Smith

Laurens, South Carolina Maxie Gerald Smith, age 79, of 105 McDowell Street, and husband of Linda Hughes Smith, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at his home. Born in Laurens, he the son of the late James Riley and Martha Mosley Smith. A member of Friendship Baptist Church, Maxie retired from Watts Mill and…

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Hilda Cruse Barlow

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Hilda Cruse Barlow, age 85, widow of the Rev. Earl Barlow, Sr., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, July 4, 2020. She was born in Rosefield, LaSalle Parrish, LA and was the daughter of the late Jewel Ivey Cruse and Jessie Mae Erskine Cruse. She was…

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Linda Price Powell

Laurens, South Carolina Linda Price Powell, age 72, of 457 Bethel Church Road, and wife of Ledman C. Powell, Sr., passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020, at her home. Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Johnny Price, Sr. and Mary Sue Burns Price. Linda retired from Torrington and was a…

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Sandra Alexander

Dateline – Greenwood, South Carolina Sandra Jean Hastings Alexander, 69, resident of Greenwood, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 at Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont. Born October 21, 1950 in Aiken, she was the daughter of Helen Hastings and the late Nathan Padgett. She was a graduate of Abbeville High School and worked…

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