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Area Obituaries

Margaret “Sprig” Lyons Babb

Laurens, South Carolina Margaret “Sprig” Lyons Babb, age 93, of Laurens and wife of the late Otis Jeuare Babb, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at her home. Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Cora Lee Riddle Lyons. A member of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church, she was a…

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Launa Byars Fleming

Dateline – Lanford, South Carolina Launa Byars Fleming, age 96, and widow of O. C. (Shine) Fleming, passed away at the Laurens County Hospice on Friday, February 16, 2024. She was born on October 14, 1927, in Greenville, SC, and was a daughter of the late F. M. Byars and Lula Hester Byars. Mrs. Fleming…

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Deborah “Debbie” Templeton Morgan

Laurens, South Carolina Deborah “Debbie” Templeton Morgan, 71, wife of Charles Glenn Morgan, passed away on February 15, 2024, at Martha Franks Retirement Community. Born on December 30, 1952, in Knox, IN, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Frank Templeton and Betty Jo Sneed Templeton, of Presbyterian Home in Clinton. She worked in…

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Carolyn Yvonne Girardi

Mrs. Carolyn Yvonne Girardi was born October 29, 1955, to Elizabeth Thompson Moore and Josephus Moore Sr., in Marion, Alabama. She was a Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, and also spent many years in the Real Estate Industry as a Realtor. Carolyn adored her two fur babies Bemo Blacky Girardi and Isema Girardi. Mrs.…

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Jennifer Cooper Gravley

Greenwood, South Carolina Jennifer Cooper Gravley, 54, wife of Anthony Alan Gravley, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Born on April 24, 1969, in Laurens, SC, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Wilton Cooper, Sr. and Patsy Robinson Cooper. Jennifer was a graduate of Laurens District…

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Marvin Lewis Nelson, Jr. “Marty”

Laurens, South Carolina February 25, 1963- February 9, 2024 Marvin Lewis Nelson, Jr. “Marty,” age 60 of 1675 Bellview Church Road, passed away Friday, February 9, 2024, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Laurens County and was a son of Ruth Fulmer Nelson and the late Marvin Nelson. Marty had serious medical…

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Laurens, South Carolina Ronald Eugene Saxon, 69, of Laurens, passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. He was the beloved husband of Gail Edwards Saxon. Ronald was born in Greenwood to the late A.G. Saxon, Jr. and Eva Mae Harmon Saxon. He retired from GE where he worked as a machinist. Ronald…

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Haskell David Hardy, Jr.

Laurens, South Carolina Haskell David Hardy, Jr., 75, husband of Maritom Sinquefield Hardy passed away Saturday, January 27, 2024, at home in his wife’s arms. Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Haskell David Hardy, Sr. and Thelma Hudson Hardy. David graduated from Laurens High School in 1966 and Clemson University in…

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J.C. Byers

Laurens, South carolina J.C. Byers, 96, and beloved husband of 75 years to the late Wilma Jenkins Byers, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community. Born in Marshall, NC, he was the son of the late T.C. and Ethylene Byers. J.C. was a faithful member of First Baptist Church…

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Jimmie Pitt White

Laurens, South Carolina Jimmie Pitt White, age 88, of Laurens, and husband of the late Shirley Peppers White, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at Inman Healthcare. Born in Ware Shoals, he was a son of the late Charlton and Eppie Lou Pitt White. A US Air Force veteran, Jimmie graduated from Greenwood High…

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