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Ruth H. Anthony
North Carolina native
BUFFALO - Ruth Hyde Anthony, 91, of 825 Flat Drive, widow of Roy Thomas Anthony, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at 7:45 p.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mrs. Anthony was born in Bushnell, N.C., on June 7, 1910, a daughter of the late Sherman and Daisy Payne Hyde. She attended the Assembly of God in Monarch and was formerly employed with Modern Cleaners. Mrs. Anthony was first married to the late Robert Brooks.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce A. Turner and her husband, George, of Jonesville and Geraldine Green of Stanley, N.C.; three sons, Thomas Eli Anthony and his wife, Pat, of Selma, N.C., Doyle Anthony and his wife, Dianne, of Belmare, N.J., and Carlie Anthony and his wife, Becky, of Union; 26 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Anthony was predeceased by three sons, Robert Brooks, Harold Anthony and Riley Anthony; two grandchildren. Gene and Tommy Anthony; a great-grandchild, Michael Todd Kirby; and a great-great-grandchild, Austin Dover.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Monarch Assembly of God conducted by the Rev. Jerry Hargrove and the Rev. Billy Ramsey. Burial will be in Jonesville Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons: Tommy Anthony, Christopher Turner, Harold Justice, David Anthony, Daryl Armstrong and Robert Anthony.
Neighbors of Mrs. Anthony on Flat Drive, Buffalo, and Myrtle Littlejohn are asked to sit in a group.
The body remained that the funeral home where the family received friends Sunday night from 7-9 and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. today to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Carlie and Becky Anthony, 252 Vernon Foster Road, Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Bill Henderson
Korean Conflict veteran
Boyce William "Bill" Henderson, 69, husband of Gladys Austin Henderson of 213 Long Twelve St., Union, died at his home on Sunday, March 3, 2002, at 5:50 p.m. after a brief illness.
Mr. Henderson was born in Union on May 16, 1932, a son of the late George Leonard and Ruby W. Henderson. He was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was retired.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Dennis Henderson of Gaston and Devon Henderson of Union; two stepsons, Ricky Keisler of Union and Larry Keisler of Jonesville; four brothers, Arthur "Tack" Henderson, Reece Henderson, Jesse "Jet" Henderson, all of Union, and Laddie Henderson of Gaffney; a sister, Lunette Price of Union; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Mr. Henderson was predeceased by a brother, Robert "Darling" Henderson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Allen Taylor. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7-9.
The family is at the home, 213 Long Twelve St., Union.
Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Suite 300 Spartanburg, 29302.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Janie Davis Malone
Retired from United Merchants
Janie Davis Malone, 95, widow of Harley Malone of 1817 Jonesville Highway, Union, formerly of Buffalo, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at 5:30 a.m. in Ellen Sagar Nursing Home after an extended illness.
Mrs. Malone was born in Lee County, Va., on Jan. 25, 1907, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Davis and Nellie Fannon Davis. She attended Buffalo United Methodist Church and was retired from United Merchants, Buffalo Plant.
Mrs. Malone was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include a son, Paul Malone, of Buffalo; five grandchildren: Paula Malone of Camden, Scott Malone of Ridgeway, Chuck Malone of Union, David Malone and Steve Malone, both of Memphis, Tenn.; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and a niece Vernell Pruitt of Buffalo. Mrs. Malone was predeceased by a son, Jack Malone.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by Dr. Phillip Chandler.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:30-3 p.m.
The family is at the home of his grandson, Chuck Malone, 405 Bermuda Road, Union.
Memorials may be made to Buffalo United Methodist Church, Buffalo, 29321; or to Union County Meals on Wheels, Care of Monte Lancaster, Arthur State Bank, Union, 29379.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Kathleen L. Pruitt
Union native
SPARTANBURG - Kathleen Lamb Pruitt, 91, of Park Place Assisted Living, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002 at her home.
A native of Union, she was the widow of Ray Cleveland Pruitt and was a daughter of the late Joseph Layton and Mary Ellen Lee Lamb. She was a longtime employee of the Carolina Cash Company, having retired in 1989. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Bobby M. Pruitt and his wife, Joyce D., of Spartanburg; two brothers, L. Wilson Lamb of Union and Ralph H. Lamb of Lake Bowen; three sisters, Carrie Lee L. Lancaster of Jonesville, Hazel L. Bennett of Spartanburg, and Ruth L. Gregory of Union; three grandsons, Robert M. Pruitt of Mt. Pleasant, R. Scott Pruitt of Spartanburg and Mark C. Pruitt of Greenville; a great-granddaughter, Emily K. Pruitt, and a great-grandson, R. Smith Pruitt, both of Mt. Pleasant. She was preceded in death by a brother, J. Harold Lamb and a sister, Willie Mae L. Lancaster.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Union Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Dr. Paul Harmon.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, 29304; or Trinity Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2947, Spartanburg, 29304.
To view or e-mail this obituary, go to www.floydmortuary.com.
Floyd's North Church Street Chapel has charge of the arrangements.

Margaret B. Quinn
Retired from ASCS Office
Margaret Bishop Quinn, 89, formerly of 211 North Mountain St., widow of Robert L. Quinn, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at 1:40 a.m. in Oakmont Nursing Home after an extended illness.
Mrs. Quinn was born in Union on Sept. 8, 1912, a daughter of the late Lawrence Gordon Bishop and Lula Sparks Bishop. She was a member of Lower Fairforest Baptist Church where she had served as church clerk. Mrs. Quinn was a graduate of Union High School and Robinson Business School and was retired from the Department of Agriculture, ASCS Office.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews. Nieces include Lucille Barnett of Greenville, Frances Gault, Betty Belue, Hazel Trent and June Smith, all of Union, Sara Lanford of Gramling, Delia Boatwright of Aiken, Anne Reynolds of Orangeburg, Jane Miller of Nova Sotoa, Texas; nephews include William F. "Billy" Bishop of Boiling Springs, Earl Bishop Jr. and Donald Hawkins, all of Union.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Lower Fairforest Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Jim Cunningham and Dr. Joseph W. Smith Jr. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Donald Hawkins, William F. "Billy" Bishop, Roger Bishop, Stephen Smith, James L. Smith and David Smith.
The family will receive friends at Lower Fairforest Baptist Church Thursday from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service.
The family is at the home of her niece, June Smith, 570 Police Club Road, Union.
Memorials may be made to the Lower Fairforest Baptist Church Building Fund, care of Randy Wilburn, 131 Bishop Road, Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Walter M. Conley
World War II veteran
Walter Martin Conley, 79, husband of Dorothy Cudd Conley of 287 Red Oak Road, Barnwell, former residents of Union, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002 in Rembert after a sudden illness.
Mr. Conley was born in Gastonia, N.C., on July 19, 1922, a son of the late Walter D. and Alma Conley. He was a Baptist. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a farmer.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Henry Davis Conley of Union and Charles Ray Conley of Clinton; two sisters, Valerie Garner of Union and Dorothy Conley of Columbia; a brother, Henry Arthur Conley of the Sedalia Community, Union; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Conley was predeceased by a daughter, Ann Conley Epps.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Barry Epps. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens with military honors.
Active pallbearers will be David Garner, Mark Sumner, Butch Lawson, Jonathan Sumner, Terry Samples, Larry Vaughn, Dennis Quinn Jr. and Vernal Stephenson.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-9.
The family will be at their respective homes.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Lloyd A. Durham
Farmer and lumberman
GAFFNEY - Lloyd A. Durham, 86, of 536 Littlejohn Road, husband of Clara Wigfield Durham, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at 7:40 p.m. at his home after an extended illness.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Charles A. Miller Sr.
Retired brigadier general
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE - Brig. Gen. Charles A. Miller Sr. of 292 Howard St., Batesburg-Leesville, died Feb. 27, 2002 at his home.
Born in Rock City Falls, N. Y., he was the son of the late William H. and Alice Cook Miller. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Batesburg, the Lutheran Men, Rotary Club and the American Legion. 

J.R. Bradburn
Formerly employed with Felters
JONESVILLE - Edward Jack Rufus "J.R." Bradburn, 60, husband of Linda Green Bradburn of 217 Depot St., died Thursday night, Feb. 28, 2002 at his home after an extended illness.
Mr. Bradburn was born in Union on Feb. 11, 1942, a son of the late George and Oby Lee Davis Bradburn. He attended Oakbrook Community Church and was formerly employed with Felters Corporation in Gaffney.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Amanda Bradburn of the home; a son, Jason Bradburn of Pacolet; two sisters, Linda B. Horne of Union and Debbie B. McFalls of Shelby, N.C.; six brothers, Everette Bradburn of Jonesville, Donald Lee Bradburn and Frankie Bradburn, both of Shelby, N.C., Otis Bradburn, Donnie Bradburn and Marvin Bradburn, all of Union; a granddaughter, Abby Bradburn of Pacolet. Mr. Bradburn was predeceased by a son, Daniel Edward Bradburn; and a sister, Jenny B. Owens.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oakbrook Community Church conducted by the Rev. Terry Candler. Burial will be in Jonesville Memorial Gardens.
After 1 p.m. Saturday the body will be at the home of his brother, Everette Bradburn, 225 Church St., Jonesville and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Sunday to await the hour of service.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Marie Ferrell Stone
Timmonsville native
NORTH AUGUSTA - Marie Ferrell Stone, 85, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, in a local health care facility after an illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Waters-Powell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Florence Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home of David Long, 6411 Anderson Field Road, Effingham.
Mrs. Stone was born in Timmonsville, a daughter of the late Robert James and Mary Morris Ferrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Claude Stone, and a daughter, Mary Ann Long.
Survivors include three daughters, Vernelle Gavalas of Union, Linda Baxley of North Augusta and Ruth Hill of Columbia; a brother, Lonnie Ferrell of Newark, Delaware; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Waters-Powell Funeral Home in Florence has charge of the arrangements.
Announcement courtesy of the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Ellen Moore Hanlon
Union Native
MT. PLEASANT - Mrs. Ellen Duval Moore Baynard Hanlon, widow of Percival Whaley Baynard, whom she married April 10, 1936 and Admiral Byron Hall Hanlon, whom she married April 6, 1966 died March 3, 2002. 
Mrs. Hanlon was born Jan. 22, 1914 in Union, the daughter of Maurice Augustus Moore and Charlotte Allston Moore. She attended St. Mary's College in Raleigh, N. C. and was a retired Legal Secretary. She was a member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church and the Colonial Dames.
Memorial services were held at 1 p. m. today in St. Philip's Episcopal Church. Grave side services will be held at 1 p. m. Wednesday in the Episcopal Church of the Nativity Cemetery in Union.
Surviving are a daughter, Duval B. Acker of Mt. Pleasant; a son, P. Whaley Baynard Jr. of Mt. Pleasant; three grandchildren, Emily Duval Acker, Dr. Ruth Lord and Christopher W. Baynard.
Memorials may be made to St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 142 Church St., Charleston, S. C. 29401.
Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr. Inc., Downtown Chapel.

Harold Lancaster
World War II veteran
BUFFALO - Joseph Harold Lancaster, 78, of 205 South St., widower of Jean Vivian "Betty" Lancaster, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at 2:07 a.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mr. Lancaster was born in West Springs on Dec. 23, 1923, a son of the late Joseph Crosby Lancaster and Vivian Gist Lancaster. He was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church. Mr. Lancaster was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army and was retired from United Merchants, Buffalo Plant, and also from Bi-Lo.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-laws, Norma and Ronnie Henderson, Nancy and Mack Long of Buffalo and Lou Ann and Barry Medford of Union; a son and daughter-in-law, James Everette "Jimmy" and Rosalyn Kingsmore of Buffalo; a sister, Jane Billings of Pauline; a brother, Oetzel Lancaster of Buffalo; seven grandchildren, David Henderson, Emily Henderson, Amy Gunter, Michael Long, Matthew Long, Kevin Kingsmore and Kathy Knox; six great-grandchildren, Tyler Gunter, Betsy Long, Logan Long, Mary Katherine Knox, Victoria Knox and Seth Knox. Mr. Long was predeceased by a brother, Everette Lancaster.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Tim Anderson and the Rev. Johnny Burgess. Burial will be in the West Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7-8:30 and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Thursday to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home, 205 South St., Buffalo.
Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 428, Buffalo, 29321.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Gregory Murray
Retired from General Electric
Ruth Gregory Murray, 76, of 801 Musgrove Street, Clinton, formerly of Union County, widow of Harry L. Murray, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at 4:30 a.m. in the Presbyterian Home of South Carolina.
Mrs. Murray was born in Santuck on June 6, 1925, a daughter of the late Perleaser J. Gregory and Mary Jenkins Gregory. She was an active member of Cane Creek Presbyterian Church. She received her bachelor of science degree in 1948 from Newberry College and was a retired executive secretary with General Electric after 35 years of service.
Survivors include a sister, Hazel Gregory of the Presbyterian Home in Clinton; and a stepson, Harry L. Murray of Las Cruces, N.M.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Cane Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Larry Crocker and Chaplain Kim Olsen.
The family will receive friends in the church parlor immediately following the graveside service.
Memorials may be made to Cane Creek Presbyterian Church, 120 Cane Creek Church Road, Union, 29379; or to a charity of one's choice.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Nellie McCauley Leonard
Lifelong Laurens Co. resident
CLINTON - Nellie McCauley Leonard, 94, formerly of Charlotte's Road and widow of John Paul McCauley and the Rev. W. M. Leonard, died March 6, 2002 in the White Oak Manor in Newberry.
She was a lifelong resident of Laurens County and was the oldest member of Lydia Baptist Church.
Surviving are: a son and daughter-in-law, James Lindy and Patsy Windsor McCauley of Clinton; four grandchildren, Mrs. Ginger McCauley Sasser and Marc McCauley of Taylors; six great grandchildren, four step children, C. H. "Carl" Leonard and Wesley Aubrey Leonard, both of Clinton; Bea Cockman of Virginia andVelma Skeen of Asheboro, N. C.
She was predeceased by a son, William Howard McCauley.
Grave side services will be conducted Friday at 3 p. m. in Rosemont Cemetery in Clinton.
The family will receive friends Friday from 1 until 2:30 p. m. at Gray Funeral Home.
The family is at the home of her son, James Lindy McCauley, 13089 Highway 56 N., Clinton.
Gray Funeral Home of Clinton has charge of arrangements.
Nickey Raye Cudd
Retired electrician and truck driver
LOCKHART - Nickey Raye Cudd, 51, of 128 South First St., died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at 10:45 a.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mr. Cudd was born in Lockhart on Oct. 9, 1950, a son of Betty Roberts Burns of Lockhart and the late Harold "Bull" Cudd. He was a former member of the South Carolina National Guard, Lockhart Unit, and was a retired electrician and truck driver.
Surviving in addition to his mother is his stepfather, Joe Burns of Lockhart; a daughter, Tracy Vanderford of Lockhart; a son, Mark Brasington of Union; a brother, Randall Burns of Lockhart and a granddaughter, Sydnie Vanderford of Lockhart.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Richard Conyers and the Rev. Alan Quarles.
The following are asked to assemble at the cemetery Saturday at 2:45 p.m. to form the honorary escosrt: Gary Deal, Mike Southard, Ronnie Thomason, Marvin Ashe, Logan Vanderford, Mike Douglas, Harold Dean O'Dell, Kenny Clayton, Terry Harris, Sammy Baine, Little Sam Baine, Jimmy "Tiger" Deal, Doc Young, Danny Sprouse and Ervin Garner.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-9.
The family is at the home, 128 South First St., Lockhart.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

John Anderson Jetter
Retired lithographer
John Anderson Jetter, 72, of 329 Jonesville-Lockhart Highway, husband of Dorothy Jones Jetter, died March 6, 2002, at his residence after a brief illness.
Mrs. Jetter was born in Union County on Feb. 17, 1930, a son of the late Cleveland and Brooksie Johnson Jetter. He was a retired lithographer and a member of St. Paul Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are: a daughter, Brooksie Spears of Haverhill, Mass.; a son, tony Jetter of Massapequa, NY.; two brothers, Bennie Jetter of Detroit, Mich. and Henry C. Jetter of Palm Coast, Fla.; two aunts, Daisey Posey of Jersey City, NJ and Sarah Watts of Colorado; a sister-in-law, Lucy Jetter of Palm Coast, Fla.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Sunday at the Carolina Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Luther Means officiating. Burial will be in the Long Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery
The body will be placed in the chapel at noon Sunday to await the hour of service.
Viewing and visitation will be Saturday from 11:30 a. m. until 9 p. m. and Sunday from 9 until 11:30 a. m.
The family is at the home, 329 Jonesville-Lockhart Highway, Jonesville.
The Carolina Mortuary has charge of the arrangements.

Leroy Kershaw Sr.
Union native
Leroy Kershaw Sr., 78, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died March 3, 2002.
He was born in Union, the son of the late Sam and Sophie Kershaw. He was married to Pauline Kershaw, who preceded him in death, for 61 years.
Surviving are: six children, Essie Kershaw, James Kershaw, Daisy Carter, Leroy Kershaw Jr., Delores Kershaw and Zena Mae Jenkins, all of Cincinnati; two sisters, Alberta Wallace and Ruby Brown of Lukesville. Three children preceded him in death, Shirley Kershaw, Helen Kershaw and Mable Gentry.
Funeral services were held March 7, 2002 at Golden Leaf Baptist Church with burial in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Thompson, Hall and Jordan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
This announced courtesy of Gibson & Brown Funeral Home of Union.

Mozelle S. Messer
Retired from United Merchants
ENOREE - Mozelle Smith Messer, 80, formerly of 8279 Highway 56, widow of William Floyd Messer, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at 1:20 a.m. in Oakmont Nursing Home after an extended illness.
Mrs. Messer was born in Buffalo on June 4, 1921, a daughter of the late James Boyd "J.B." Smith and Fannie Harrison Smith. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church and was retired from United Merchants, Buffalo Plant.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice M. Vinson and her husband, Frank P. Vinson of Enoree; two sisters, Minnie S. Turner of Buffalo and Thelma Robinson of Fair Play; a brother, Roy Lee Smith of Buffalo; a granddaughter, Jennifer Mitchell and her husband, Todd Mitchell of Enoree; a great-grandson, Zachary Todd Mitchell of Enoree; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Guy Langston. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Saturday from 5-7 p.m. and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Sunday to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home, 8279 Highway 56, Enoree.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Martha B. O'Dell
Retired from Rosemont Plant
BUFFALO - Martha Bell O'Dell, 63, wife of William E. "Eddie" O'Dell, of 819 Linersville Road, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at 7:02 a.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital.
Mrs. O'Dell was born in Union on Jan. 31, 1939, a daughter of the late John and Pearl Gibson Bell. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church and was retired from Spartan Mills, Rosemont Plant.
Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters, Beverly Dale Groves, Patty Elaine Canupp and Susan Ann Nations, all of Buffalo, and Francine Anderson of Union; four sons, Eddie Wayne O'Dell of Boiling Springs, William Thomas O'Dell and Donald Eugene O'Dell, both of Pacolet, and Marvin Arnold Greer of the home; two sisters, Viola Nichols of Hendersonville, N.C., and Patsy Malone of Inman; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs. O'Dell was predeceased by a daughter, Beth Black, two granddaughters, Melanie Elizabeth Black and Donnise Elaine Church; a brother, John Bell; and a sister, Fannie Dill.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Grady Ghent and the Rev. Jerry Lawson. Burial will be in Putman Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Johnny Malone, Craig Price, Tim O'Dell, Eddie Ponder, Chris Wages and Ricky Black.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-9.
The family is at the home, 819 Linersville Road, Buffalo.
Memorials may be made to the Union County Cancer Service, care of Ola Jean Kelly, 117 Fant Lane, Union, 29379.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Doris Long Johnson
Union native
Doris Long Johnson, 49, of Brooklyn N.Y., died March 7, 2002 at her residence after a brief illness.
She was born in Union County on Nov. 5, 1952, a daughter of the late Birk and Sarah Long, granddaughter of the late Wright and Gracie Long and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jeter.
Survivors include a sister, Jackie Long of Brooklyn, NY; a brother, Jesse Long of Brooklyn NY; five aunts, two uncles, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Leon W. Brown Funeral Home of Brooklyn, NY, was in charge of arrangements.
This announcement courtesy of Carolina Mortuary, Union. 

Thomas Weldon Christopher
Law professor
GREENVILLE - Thomas Weldon Christopher, husband of Goldie Wood Christopher, died Friday, March 22, 2002, in Greenville.
He was born in Duncan in 1917, a son of the late Rev. William Arthur "Thomas" and Ruby Christopher. His family moved to Texas when he was 11 and later settled in a cotton farm community in Union County where he lived until entering college. 
Educated at Washington & Lee University, class of 1939, he spent a stretch as a teacher in public schools in Virginia and later at Parker High in Greenville. A part of World War II found him in Sweetwater and Abilene, Texas, where he served as a ground instructor in the WASP program. 
After the war he studied law. He received an LL.B. from the University of Alabama in 1948, an LL.M from New York University in 1950 followed by a doctorate in jurisprudence in 1957. His career in law practice and in legal education spanned more than 40 years. He served as a professor of law at Emory University Law School, and as an associate dean at the school later. He also served as a professor of law at the University of North Carolina, was dean and professor of law at the University of New Mexico, was professor of law at the University of Alabama Law School and served 10 years as a dean there. In 1981 he became director of the University of Alabama Center for Public Law and Service. He worked there until 1985. 
He also served as a member of the National Advisory Food and Drug Council with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare from 1968-1970 and was vice president of the Food and Drug Law Foundation from 1974-1978.
He also published "Poems from a Carolina Farm," "Santuc," several books on food and drug law and also contributed several articles and book reviews for scholarly journals. He earned numerous honors during his career, including ODK, Order of the Coif and the Daniel Meador Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Alabama School of Law.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two brothers, Colonel Alfred Christopher of Goose Creek and A.J. Christopher of Cross Keys; a son, Thomas H. Christopher of Atlanta; four stepchildren: John Gambrell of Aiken, Grace Young of St. Augustine, Fla., William Gambrell of Great Falls and George Gambrell of Etobicoke, Canada; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Christopher was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters, Brian Christopher, William Christopher, Virginia Ribble and Betty Stewart.
The family requests that memorials be sent to Augusta Heights Baptist Church in Greenville and the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Augusta Heights Baptist Church in Greenville. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. The Thomas Wood Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Pauline McCann Gregory
Wilkes County native
WILKESBORO, N.C. -Pauline McCann Prevette Gregory, age 73, of White Plains Road, Roaring River, widow of Lester Prevette and Commie Gregory died Thursday, March 21, at Britthaven Nursing Home in Wilkesboro, N.C.
Mrs. Gregory was born in Wilkes County, August 25, 1928, to Hiram Winfield and Betty Waddell McCann. She was a member of Roaring River Baptist Church.
Mrs. Gregory is survived by two sons, Larry Prevette of Roaring River, N.C., Jerry Prevette of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Audrey Shaw of Hamptonville, N.C. Polly Brooks of North Wilkesboro, N.C. three grandchildren; and one great grandchild
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Roaring River Baptist Church in Roaring River, N.C., with the Rev. Rex Foster officiating.
The body will be placed in the church at 1:30. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30-8:30 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to The American Lung Association of N.C., 3409 D West Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27407.

Robert "Bob" Henderson
Owner of Henderson's Plumbing
Robert Keith "Bob" Henderson, 67, husband of Doris Jean Laxton Henderson of 319 Belvue Drive, died at his home on Friday, March 22, 2002, at 7:52 a.m. after a brief illness.
Mr. Henderson was born in Spartanburg County on April 29, 1934, a son of the late M.Y. and Nina Lee Cohen Henderson. He was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church and was a member of Masonic Lodge #351 and the Hejaz Shrine Temple. He was a graduate of Union High School and was owner of Henderson's Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Cheryl Lynn H. McCall of Union; two sons, Maury Keith Henderson and Richard E. Henderson, both of Union; a sister, Faye H. Moss of Anderson, two brothers, Kenneth Y. Henderson of Union and Ronald O. Henderson of Buffalo; three grandchildren, Josh McCall, Ashley McCall and Brian Henderson; and two great-grandchildren, Rabecka McCall and Evan McCall.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Barry Ellis and the Rev. Jack Bratton. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Colon Duckett, George Gregory, Larry Moss, Ted Henderson, Jack Henderson, James Turner and Warren Pettit.
The following are asked to assemble at the church Sunday at 1:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort: Employees of Henderson Plumbing and Willie James Harris, Carl Beck, Dr. Thomas Young, James Miller, Thomas Bobo, John Ballenger, Mrs. Harold Hope, Clint Smith, Nadine Smith, Van Garner, Marion Bailey, Danny Mize, Leroy Ivey, Stonie Keith and Frank "Lum" Edwards.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Sunday to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home, 319 Belvue Drive, Union.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. P.O. Box 10794, Greenville, 29603; or to Interim Hospice, 775 Spartan Boulevard, Suite 101, Spartanburg, 29301.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Joyce C. Brooks
Union native
KILLEEN, TEXAS - Memorial services for Joyce C. Brooks, 62, of Killeen, Texas were held this morning at 10 at the First Baptist Church in Killeen.
Mrs. Brooks was born Oct. 27, 1939 in Union, the daughter of Lewis M. Clark and Louise Posey Clark.
She was president of the NCO wives club and a former employee of Winns Department Store. She was a great lady and will be missed. She was married to her husband, retired SFC Jack E. Brooks, for 47 years and two months.
Surviving in addition to her husband are: a son, Jack E. Brooks Jr. of Killeen; a daughter, Debbie Burton of Killeen; a brother, L. Gene Clark of Columbia, S. C.; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The Killeen Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Elaine A. McBride
Jonesville native
Elaine Alma McBride, 61, of 501 South McQueen St., Florence, a former resident of Jonesville, died Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 9:27 p.m. in Carolina Hospital.
Ms. McBride was born in Jonesville on July 20, 1940, a daughter of the late Lewis and Edith Horne McBride. She was of the Baptist faith. She was a graduate of Jonesville High School and was formerly employed with City Motors in Jonesville.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas L. "Tom-Tom" Simmons Jr. and Angie McGowan Simmons of Union and Christopher Todd Simmons and Pamela Lawson Simmons of Woodruff and formerly of Jonesville; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Simmons Rose and Marcus Rose of Union; a sister, Brea McBride of Union; two brothers, Friday McBride and Randy McBride, both of Jonesville; six grandchildren: Sonya Sinclair of Buffalo, Shannon Manibusan, Ashley Simmons and Amber Simmons all of Jonesville, April Simmons and Zachary Simmons both of Union; three great-grandchildren, Amanda Sinclair of Buffalo, Novah Manibusan and Little Matt Manibusan, both of Jonesville. Ms. McBride was predeceased by a brother, Louie McBride.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Holcombe's Jonesville Chapel conducted by the Rev. Randy Smith. Burial will be in Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Tim Robinson, Matthew Manibusan, William Turner Sr., Steven Ledford, Shawn Ledford and Derrill Eaves.
The family is at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, "Tom-Tom" and Angie Simmons, 514 Toluca St., Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Virginia P. Medlock
Grace United Methodist member
Virginia Phillips Medlock, 72, widow of Fred Medlock, a former resident of Union, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, in the McDowell Nursing Home in Nebo, N.C.
Mrs. Medlock was born in Savannah, Ga., on June 29, 1929, a daughter of the late Percy and Frances Alexander Phillips. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Medlock Gossett of Spartanburg and Ellen Vess of Beaufort; four sons, Thomas Medlock Jr. of St. Helen's Island, William Medlock of Campobello, James Medlock of Beaufort and Keith Medlock of Spartanburg; two sisters and a brother and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Gary Byrd.
The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends in the church parlor immediately following the graveside services.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Lorena Fisher
U.S. Navy veteran
BUFFALO - Lorena "Renie" Fisher, 64, of 2463 Mt. Lebanon Road, wife of Clint Fisher, died at her home on Tuesday, March 13, 2002, at 5:15 p.m. after an extended illness.
Mrs. Fisher was born in Yuba City, Calif., on Sept. 28, 1937, a daughter of Margaret Crawford Hargrave of Redding, Calif., and the late Everette Hargrave. She was a member of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church and the Ann Hinkle Sunday School Class. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a graduate of Spartanburg Technical College with an associate degree in business. She was formerly employed as a human resource manager with Becon Construction Company and also was formerly employed with Her Majesty and Conso Products of Union.
Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are a daughter, Debra O'Dell of Buffalo; a son, Barry Fisher of Buffalo; a sister, Sharon Lansdell of Redding, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Megan and Cody O'Dell of Buffalo.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church by the Rev. Benny Green. Members of the Ann Hinkle Sunday School Class are asked to sit in a group.
The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the memorial service.
The family is at the home, 2463 Mt. Lebanon Road, Buffalo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, P.O. Box 72, Union, 29379.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Eva G. Kingdom
Union County native
Eva Garner Kingdom, 67, wife of Ronald Kingdom of 107 Green St. died Monday, March 11, 2002, at 6:58 p.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness.
Mrs. Kingdom was born in Union on July 19, 1934, a daughter of the late Bunyon and Ruth Vaughan Garner. She attended Full Gospel Tabernacle of God. Mrs. Kingdom was first married to the late John E. Fleming.
Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters, Jane Fleming, Betty Jean Fleming and Joan Fleming, all of Union and Linda Fleming Cornwell of Aiken; three sons, Johnny Fleming, Jonathan Fleming and Ronnie Kingdom, all of Union; two sisters, Jeanene Crocker of Union and Peggy Fuller of Birdsdale, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. Mrs. Kingdom was predeceased by a brother, Sammie Garner.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Ricky Cook.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30.
The family is at the home of her sister, Jeanene Crocker, 1085 Brown's Creek Church Road, Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral has charge of the arrangement.

Ruth F. Knox
Gilead Baptist Church member
JONESVILLE - Ruth Fowler "Piney" Knox, 91, of 909 Spartanburg Highway, widow of LeRoy Knox, died at her home Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at 5:30 p.m. after an extended illness.
Mrs. Knox was born in Jonesville on Sept. 25, 1910, a daughter of the late Herbert and Dessie Horne Fowler. She was a member of Gilead Baptist Church and was a former textile employee.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Lavenia) Inman of Jonesville; three sisters, Pauline Turner and Mamie Addis, both of Jonesville and Alice Harris of Union; three grandchildren, Rhonda Black of Larton, Va., Cynthia Horne and Darron Wix, both of Jonesville; six great-grandchildren, Robbie E. Horne of Jonesville, Tonya Smith of Lockhart, Maranda Black and Eric Black, both of Larton, Va., Kayla Wix and Kristie Wix, both of Union; and two great-great-grandchildren Tayla Smith of Lockhart and Emily Horne of Jonesville; Mrs. Knox was predeceased by a daughter, Judy Wix; two grandchildren, Teresa and Trena Inman; two sisters, Nellie Fowler and Daisy Bell Buice; five brothers, Jennings Fowler, Eugene Fowler, Nathaniel Fowler, Herbert Fowler Jr. and Hoyt Earl Fowler.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Gilead Baptist Church by the Rev. Lawton Neely. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Robbie Horne, Craig Horne, Chris Horne, Gene Horne, Scott Smith and Harold Fowler.
The body will be at Holcombe's Jonesville Chapel where the family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Friday to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home of his granddaughter, Gene and Cindy Horne, 1101 South Jonesville Highway, Jonesville.
Memorials may be made to the Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 748 Gaffney Highway, Jonesville, 29353.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Helen V. Foster
West Springs native
SPARTANBURG - Helen Vinson Foster, 89, of 180 Bullington Road, died March 12, 2002, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. 
A native of West Springs community, Union County, she was a daughter of the late Malcolm Eugene and Haskell Douglas Gist Vinson and the wife of the late Oland A. Foster Sr. She was a graduate of Pauline High School and was retired from Spartan Mills after 36 years service. Mrs. Foster was a member of Canaan Baptist Church where she was a member of the loyal Workers Sunday School Class.
Survivors include: two sons, O. A. (Buddy) Foster Jr. and James David Foster, both of Spartanburg; five daughters, Betty Jean F. Dill and Ruby F. Roberts, both of Spartanburg, Juanita F. Lambert of Duncan, Helen Ruth F. Blake of Roebuck and Josie Louise F. Valatka of Wilmington, MA; a sister-in-law, Ruth Lowe Vinson of Spartanburg; eighteen grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sister, Louis Vinson Riddle and Eula Vinson; two brothers, Richard Vinson and David Eugene Vinson; five grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be 2 to 2:45 p. m. Friday at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 3 p. m. at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel conducted by the Rev. Terry Pleasant and the Rev. Harold Wilson. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Canaan Baptist Church Building Fund, 701 Canaan Road, Spartanburg, S. C. 29306.
The family is at their respective homes.
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Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel.


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