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Linda Kaye Thomason Mitchell

Laurens, South Carolina Linda Kaye Thomason Mitchell, 79, of Laurens, and wife of James Martin Mitchell, Jr., passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at Martha Franks Retirement Community. Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late George Maxie and Helen Cain Thomason. Linda was a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church where…

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Richard B. Edwards

Laurens, South Carolina Richard B. Edwards, age 89, husband of the late Ruth Smith Edwards, resident of Martha Franks Retirement Community and formerly of Lemon Tree Trail, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at PRISMA Health Laurens County Hospital. Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Horace B. and Alma Riddle…

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Phyllis Sutherland Metz

Laurens, South Carolina Phyllis Sutherland Metz, 83, of Laurens and wife of 58 years of Charles Bedell Metz, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at her home. Born in Toccoa, GA, she was a daughter of the late Rev. C. H. Sutherland and Aileen Keel Sutherland. Phyllis worked alongside her husband at Professional Drug Store…

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Sharon Myrtle Hudson

Laurens, South Carolina Sharon Myrtle Hudson, 79, of Laurens, South Carolina, passed away on April 22, 2022, at Martha Franks Retirement Community in Laurens. Born on December 3, 1942, in Los Angeles, California, she was the daughter of Clint Monroe Ashbran and Genevieve Hewitt Ashbran. She graduated from Oroville High School in Oroville, California. On…

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Rev. Maurice F. DeFoor, Sr.

Laurens, South Carolina Rev. Maurice F. DeFoor, Sr., 87, passed away Friday, March 18, 2022, at Martha Franks Retirement Community, Laurens, SC. Rev. DeFoor was born in Westminster, SC, and grew up in Eastanollee, GA, as the second youngest of ten children. Called to pastoral ministry as a young man, he graduated from Furman University…

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Etsuko Hayata Fowler

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina Etsuko Hayata Fowler, 87, formerly of Penland Road in Laurens and wife of the late Charles Bruce Fowler, passed away January 28, 2022, at the Presbyterian Home in Clinton. Born in Osaka, Japan, she was daughter of the late Tadashi Hayata. Mrs. Fowler worked over the years for 3M, GE…

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