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Area Obituaries

Cleo Self Ashmore

Laurens, South Carolina Cleo Self Ashmore, 84, formerly of Mt. Pleasant Estates and widow of William Clyde “Billy” Ashmore passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023, at the Hospice House of Laurens County in Clinton. Born in Del Rio, TN she was a daughter of the late John Greer and Gladys Taylor Self. Mrs. Ashmore retired…

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LaVerne Clark

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina LaVerne Clark, age 83, of Clinton, SC, widow of Orien Vance Clark, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the Langston House in Clinton, SC. She was born July 22, 1939 in Clinton, SC and was a daughter of the late William Henry Spoone, Sr., and the late Jessie Inez…

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Wilma Ruth Jenkins Byers

Laurens, South Carolina Wilma Ruth Jenkins Byers, age 92, and wife of 75 years to J.C. Byers, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Prisma Health Laurens County Memorial Hospital. Born in Appalachia, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Sterling Eugene and Beulah McNutt Jenkins. Mrs. Byers served as Director of First…

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Brenda Ann Simmons Wilson

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Brenda Ann Simmons Wilson, age 73, of Laurens, SC, widow of Ted L. Wilson, Sr., passed away Monday, January 16, 2023, at her home. She was born May 13, 1949, in Laurens and was a daughter of the late Lee Roy Simmons and the late Allie Lawrence Holbert. Mrs. Wilson…

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James “Jim” Robert Hill, Sr.

Dateline – Gray Court, South Carolina James “Jim” Robert Hill, Sr., age 87, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023, at Prisma Health Hillcrest Hospital. He was born in Owings, SC, and was a son of the late Lonnie D. and Altha Williams Hill, and was the last of his five siblings. Mr. Hill was a…

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Jerry Lee Pulley

Laurens, South Carolina Jerry Lee Pulley, age 82, of Laurens and husband of 58 years to Nell Marler Pulley, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Laurens, SC, he was the son of the late William Leck and Virginia Davis Pulley. A veteran…

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Vivian Nelson Coats

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Vivian Nelson Coats, age 81, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at her home. She was born August 9, 1941 in Clinton, SC and was a daughter of the late Lawrence Addison Nelson, Sr. and Amanda Cleo Bailey Nelson. Mrs. Coats was the Church Secretary at Bellview Baptist Church for…

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Alice J. Gregory

Alice Jeannette Gregory, formerly of Laurens, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at her home in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Born March 5, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Robert Junior Queen and Helen Jeanette Willard. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Gregory; two sons (one deceased); two stepchildren; 10 grandchildren; eight…

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Tori R. Kanning

Tori R. Kanning, age 30, daughter of Randy (Jennifer) Kanning, the late Tracy Kanning, and Cheryl Duppstadt went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Ms. Kanning was born on March 26, 1992 in Laurens. Tori was an avid lover of music, makeup and all things sparkly. Tori is survived by her…

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George Magda

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina George Magda, age 76, husband of Maria Eleven Magda, passed away, Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Prisma Health – Laurens County Hospital. He was born July 27, 1946 in Otelec, Romania and was a son of the late Istvan Magda and Anna Levai Magda. George was retired from American Metric…

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