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Area Obituaries

Helen Eugenia Kellett

Hickory Tavern, South Carolina Helen Eugenia Kellett, age 95, of Hickory Tavern, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023, at Martha Franks Retirement Community. Born in Hickory Tavern, she was a daughter of the late Jimmie Lee and Ethel Bolt Kellett. Helen was employed with JP Stevens Watts Plant and Laurens Mill. She was a…

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Martha “Meta” McGinnis Reid

Laurens, South Carolina Martha “Meta” McGinnis Reid, age 86, of Laurens, and wife of Johnny Furman Reid, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at her home. Born in Articlave, Northern Ireland, and raised in Coleraine, she was the daughter of Samuel and Sadie Caldwell. Meta retired from Palmetto Bank (United Community Bank) and was…

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Mary Elizabeth Miller

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Mary Elizabeth Miller passed away with her loving family by her side on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was born on July 8, 1939 in White Pond, North Carolina. She graduated from Littlefield High School in 1957 and from nursing school at Highsmith Hospital in 1961.…

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Furman Lollis

Appling, Georgia Mr. Furman Lollis, 80, of Appling, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. Furman graduated in 1965 from Clemson University. After his graduation, he taught at Aiken High School then began working at the County Extension office in Aiken. Later he worked at Federal Land Bank and…

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Edward Patrick Kadingo

Dateline – Atlanta, Georgia Captain Edward Patrick Kadingo was born April 8, 1935 in West New York, New Jersey and died March 1, 2023 in Atlanta, GA. He moved to GA to attend Georgia Tech. There he ran cross-country and qualified for the Naval ROTC. He graduated in 1958 with a degree in Industrial Engineering.…

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Richard Lester “Rick” Nelson

Clinton, South Carolina Richard Lester “Rick” Nelson, age 71, of Clinton, and husband of Rachel Hall Nelson, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2023, at Hospice of Laurens County Hospice House. Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late James Franklin and Mattie Susan Bedenbaugh Nelson. Rick was a member of First Baptist…

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Barbara Anne Hunter

Laurens, South Carolina Barbara Anne Hunter (née Barnes), 89, beloved wife of Robert Cordell Hunter, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 26, 2023. Born July 10, 1933, in Newell, NC, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Bryan and Ethel Collier Barnes. Barbara was a member of Bellview…

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Edward Eugene “Eddie” Bostic

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina Edward Eugene “Eddie” Bostic, 74, husband of Patricia G. Bostic, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2023 at his home. He was born December 20, 1948 in Clinton, SC and was the son of the late Joseph Eugene “Gene” Bostic and Frances Louise Smith Bostic Setzler. Eddie wore many hats,…

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Anne Roper Hofrichter

Franklin, North Carolina Anne Roper Hofrichter, 73, formerly of Laurens and widow of Scott Hofrichter passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late George and Annie Rogers Bailey Roper. Mrs. Hofrichter retired from Laurens Commission of Public Works and was a…

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Nanette Young Wilkie

Dateline – Clinton, South Carolina Nanette Young Wilkie, 74, widow of Charles “Pete” Wilkie, departed this world to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. She was born April 27, 1948 in Greenville, South Carolina, and was a daughter of the late Andy Bee Young, Jr. and Nettie Murphy Young. A graduate of…

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