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Area Obituaries

Fowler Lee Cooper

Laurens, South Carolina Fowler Lee Cooper, age 79, of Laurens, and husband of Eleanor Pinson Cooper, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Regency Hospital of Greenville. He was born in Laurens and was a son of the late James Lee and Fay Moore Cooper. Fowler was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church and…

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Seth Makaio Balentine

Seth Makaio Balentine, 19, of Gray Court, son, brother, grandson, friend and businessman, passed away Sunday, July 10th, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Left behind to mourn his loss are his parents, Adrian and Amber Balentine, sister Brooke Brownlee and brother-in-law, Braden, of Laurens, sister Elyse Wieszczecinski of Simpsonville, grandmother Diane “G-ma”…

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Hazel Petty Christie

Hickory Tavern, South Carolina Hazel Petty Christie, age 89, of Hickory Tavern, and wife of Roy Maynard Christie, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022. Born in Gaffney, SC, she was a daughter of the late Elbert and Susie Coleman Petty. Hazel was a graduate of Gaffney High School and formerly held the title of…

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Jon Harrison Wallace

Laurens, South Carolina Jon Harrison Wallace, age 75, passed away on July 8, 2022, at the Greenville Memorial Hospital of cardiac arrest and acute respiratory failure. He was born in the family home on January 26, 1947, to Harrison and Madeline Wallace. An honor student, Jon graduated from Brookwood High School in 1965, where he…

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Virginia Lee Moore Thompson

Laurens, South Carolina Virginia Lee Moore Thompson, age 89, of Laurens, and wife of 56 years to Cecil Carl Thompson, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Presbyterian Home of Clinton. She was born in Laurens County and was a daughter of George Louis and Josie Jewel Carroll Moore. Virginia retired from SCDOT and was…

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Kenneth Carl “Kenny” Evans

Laurens, South Carolina Kenneth Carl “Kenny” Evans, age 56, of Laurens, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at his home. Born in Santa Cruz, CA, he was the son of the late Carl E. Evans and Anita Bernice Harris Crowder (Ralph Martin Crowder). Kenny was a machinist who enjoyed his job at Laurens Tool…

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Charles Ray Meadors

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina Charles Ray Meadors, age 93, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 3, 2022, at NHC of Clinton, SC. He was born in Clinton, SC, and was the son of the late James Clair Meadors and Kate Watkins Meadors. Mr. Meadors was predeceased by his loving wife of 71 years, Fay Mitchell Meadors.…

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Mary Elizabeth ‘Lib’ Garrett Snipes

Laurens, South Carolina Mary Elizabeth ‘Lib’ Garrett Snipes of Laurens and wife of the late David Richard Snipes, passed away, July 1, 2022, at Hospice House and Palliative Care of the Piedmont in Greenwood. Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late Carl S. and Eula Nelson Garrett. A member of Highland…

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Bryan David Crowe

Honea Path, South Carolina Bryan David Crowe, age 51, of Honea Path and husband of Ashley Edwards Crowe, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022. Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Henry Marion and Norma Helen McDaniel Crowe. Bryan was a 30-year associate with Walmart Distribution and was an avid Tar…

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Journi Reece Wesley

Clinton, South Carolina Journi Reece Wesley, infant daughter of Joshua Chadwell Wesley and Stephanie Danielle Womble, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at PRISMA Laurens County Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: her siblings, Ryder Rowland, Jazz Wesley, Landon Wesley and Kimora Wesley; maternal grandparents, Debra Sherfield and Johnny Womble both…

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