Area Obituaries

Nancy Jones Walston

Laurens, South Carolina Nancy Jones Walston, age 88, of Bethel Church Road, and wife of the late Roger Merrill Walston, Sr., passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at her home. Born in Enoree, SC, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Louise Blanton Jones. Nancy was retired from The Torrington Company and…

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Marian Gray McKittrick Barker

Dateline – Wyoming Marian Gray McKittrick Barker passed away peacefully in the early hours of May 13, 2020. She was born on September 6, 1932 in South Carolina to George and Frances Johnson McKittrick, the second child of nine children born to the couple. She met the love of her life, Arthur Hill Barker, in…

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Mattie “Polly” Roberts Hance

Laurens, South Carolina Mattie “Polly” Roberts Hance, age 83, of 204 Marion Street, and wife of the late Adrian Hugh Hance, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at Magnolia Manor in Spartanburg. Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Grace Thompson Roberts. A member of Laurens Church of God,…

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Wilford (Bill) Manning Wiley

Laurens, South Carolina Mr. Wilford (Bill) Manning Wiley, 88, husband of Dorothy James Wiley of Laurens, died May 12, 2020, at Hospice of the Piedmont in Greenwood, SC. Born in Mayo, SC, he was a son of Buford Thomas and Naomi Hughey Wiley. He was a devoted member of CenterPoint Wesleyan Church where he formerly…

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Tony Prather

Laurens, South Carolina Wade Anthony “Tony” Prather, 64, husband of Susan Bryant Prather, moved on from this world on Sunday, May 10, 2020. Born in Whitmire, SC, he was a son of the late Frank and Grace Johnson Prather. Surviving are his wife of 27 years, a brother, Randall “Hubba” Prather of Laurens, a sister,…

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Dorothy “Dot” Westmoreland Mauldin

Laurens, South Carolina Dorothy “Dot” Westmoreland Mauldin, 87, widow of William “Bill” Clayton Mauldin passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Luna Watts Westmoreland. Dot was a graduate of Laurens High School and was a lifelong member of Second Baptist…

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Hugh “Wilton” Cooper, Sr.

Laurens, South Carolina Hugh “Wilton” Cooper, Sr., age 89, of Laurens, husband of Patsy Robinson Cooper, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Born in Spartanburg county, he was a son of the late Joseph Franklin Cooper, Sr. and Myrtle Knighton Cooper. A veteran of the S.C. National Guard, Mr. Cooper retired from the Laurens…

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Betty Sanders Tyson

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina Betty Sanders Tyson, age 82, of 1746 Leesville Church Road, wife of 63 years to Paul Dean Tyson, passed way Monday, May 4, 2020 at the Self Regional Memorial Hospital in Greenwood. She was born in Clinton, SC and was a daughter of the late Roy L. Sanders and Nora…

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Grace Elizabeth Owens Lyons

Laurens, South Carolina Grace Elizabeth Owens Lyons, age 85, of 117 Garlington Street, and widow of Franklin M. Lyons, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020, at The Ridge Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Edgefield, SC. Born in Laurens, she was the daughter of the late George Enice and Sara Elizabeth Gibert Owens.  Grace was…

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Corrie Jackson Grether

Laurens, South Carolina Corrie Jackson Grether, age 78, of 322 West Farley Avenue, and widow of Charles Michael “Charlie” Grether, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at her home. Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Wesley and Ada Ophelia Benjamin Jackson.  Corrie was a graduate of Warflynn Beauty College…

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