Area Obituaries

John Hiltry Hughes, Jr.

Princeton, South Carolina John Hiltry Hughes, Jr., 72, of 3297 Erwin Mill Road and husband of Irene Vaughn Hughes passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the Laurens County Hospital. Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late John Hiltry Hughes, Sr. and Jessie Garrett Hughes. Mr. Hughes was a retired electrician…

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Michael Charles Owings

Gray Court, South Carolina Michael Charles Owings, age 63, of 1204 Rabun Church Road, and husband of Mary “Susan” Smith Owings, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at his home. Born in Laurens, he was a son of Della “Marie” Sellars Owings of Laurens and the late Charles Hicks Owings. Michael was employed with…

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Tommy Rowland, Sr.

Dateline – Hickory Tavern, South Carolina Wilton Tommy Rowland, Sr., 79, husband of Janet Elaine Winchester Rowland, of Highway 76 West, died Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Hickory Tavern, he was a son of the late Clint Cleve and Lake Cox Rowland. He was a Member and Deacon of Princeton…

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William Abit Alexander, Sr.

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina William Abit Alexander, Sr. April 2, 1928 – October 14, 2019 William Abit Alexander, Sr. was born April 2, 1928 in Athens, GA, and raised at Thornwell Orphanage in Clinton, SC. Abit received a scholarship from and attended Presbyterian College. He was a lifelong and devoted member of the First…

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William Heyward Armstrong

Laurens, South Carolina William Heyward Armstrong, age 77, of 311 Rabon Road and husband of Ruby Davis Armstrong, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at St. Francis Downtown Hospital. Born in Laurens, he was the son of the late William Albert and Agnes Martin Armstrong. A member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, he was…

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Irias Turner Spoone

Dateline – Gray Court, South Carolina Irias Turner Spoone, age 76, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at her home. She was born in Greenville and was a daughter of the late Albert Turner and Ella Craine Turner. Mrs. Spoone was a lifetime member of Bellview Baptist Church where she taught the Irias Spoone Sunday…

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Michelle Gunter Beverly

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Michelle Gunter Beverly, age 53, passed on Friday, October 11, 2019 in Laurens County, SC following an extended illness. Michelle was born August 20, 1966 in Cleveland, GA, to Earl and Juanita Gunter. She was the youngest of three children. Michelle graduated from White County High School and North Georgia…

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Ronald Gary Lindberg

Laurens, South Carolina Ronald Gary Lindberg, 79, of Laurens and widower of Frances Muse Lindberg, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019. Born on December 7, 1939, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of the late Henry Louis and Evelyn Frundell Lindberg. Mr. Lindberg proudly served in the Michigan National Guard for six…

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Kathy Deloise Brown

Dateline – Laurens, SC Kathy Deloise Brown, age 48, of 109 Douglas Street, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019, at the Spartanburg Medical Center. She was born in Laurens and was a daughter of the late Bennie Ray Brown, Sr. and Ernestine Moore Brown. Ms. Brown is survived by a special friend, Larry Brown; her…

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Mary Edna Burns Leister

Greenwood, South Carolina Mary Edna Burns Leister, age 83, of Greenwood, and wife of the late Morris David Leister, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019, at NHC Health Care of Greenwood. Born in Laurens she was a daughter of the late Palmer Freeman and Blanche Todd Burns. She was a homemaker and a member…

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