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Leslie J. Anderson
Kentucky resident
ELKHORN CITY, Ky. - Leslie J. Anderson, 85, of 245 Hatcher St., husband of Mary Bigg Anderson, died at his home Thursday, March 14, 2002, after a brief illness.
Mr. Anderson was born in Hellier, Ky., on Feb. 5, 1917 a son of the late Perry J. Anderson and Alpha Potter Anderson. He was an accountant.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Leslie S. Anderson of Union, Francis William Anderson of Lexington, Ky., and Gregory Ray Anderson of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Ferne A. Bird of Daytona Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Anderson was predeceased by a brother, Dennis Gene Anderson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Elkhorn City Christian Church of Christ conducted by the Rev. Billy Ford. Burial will be in the Elkhorn City Cemetery.
Visitation was held at 6 p.m. Friday at Elkhorn City Christian Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elkhorn City Christian Church of Christ, Elkhorn City, Ky., 41522; or to Hospice of Pike County.
Bailey Funeral Home Inc. has charge of the arrangements.
Announcement courtesy of the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Altie V. Baber
Formerly employed with Milliken
LOCKHART - Altie Vanderford Baber, 96, widow of John William Baber Sr., of 309 North Second St., died at her home on Sunday, March 17, 2002, at 8:50 p.m.
Mrs. Baber was born in Union on March 6, 1906, a daughter of the late Jim and Etta Blackwood Vanderford. She was a member of Union Church of Christ. Mrs. Baber was formerly employed in the canteen with Milliken & Company, Excelsior Plant.
Mrs. Baber was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include four daughters, Patricia B. Gibson of Lockhart, Kathryn Baber and Cheryl B. Lowe, both of Union and Judy B. Kerr of Jonesville; a son, Wayne Baber of Union; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. and three special friends, Dianne Thompson, Louise Gibson and April Wright. Mrs. Baber was predeceased by a daughter, Jacqueline Gwen "Jackie" Baber Reep; two son, James Robert "Bob" Baber and John William "Bud" Baber Jr.; and a great-grandson, Jared Tyler Cudd.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at Union Church of Christ conducted by Minister Curtis Gilbert, Minister Jesse Ham Jr. and Gary Ham. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.
The body will remain at the funeral home and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Tuesday to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Patricia B. Gibson, 309 North Second St., Lockhart and will receive friends at Rosemont Cemetery immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to Palmetto Hospice, P.O. Box 7275, Columbia, 29202; or to Union County EMS, Care of Wallace Thomson Hospital, Union, 29379.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Roy H. Baldwin
Retired from Jefferson Pilot
Roy H. Baldwin, 88, widower of Grace Wade Baldwin of 1003 East Main St., Union, died at his home on Sunday, March 17, 2002, after an extended illness.
Mr. Baldwin was born in Union on Dec. 31, 1913, a son of the late John E. Baldwin Sr. and Molly Millwood Baldwin. He was a member of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, Rutledge Masonic Lodge #351 and the Hejaz Shrine Temple. Mr. Baldwin was retired from Jefferson Pilot Life Insurance Company.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Ernestine Baldwin of Prosperity; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Baldwin of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Jeanette Maness of Union; and five grandchildren, Gregg Baldwin, Randy Baldwin and Chris Baldwin, all of Orlando, Fla., Brandy Crocker of Prosperity and Brian Crocker of Union.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Benny Green and Mr. Charley Hughes. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Members of the Earl Fowler Sunday School Class are asked to assemble at the church Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 and will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Tuesday to await the hour of service.
Memorials may be made to the Mon-Aetna Baptist Church Building Fund, 1431 Lockhart Highway, Union, 29379.
The family is at the home 1003 East Main St., Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Herbert Alexander Bome
Baltimore, Md. resident
BALTIMORE, Md. - Herbert Alexander Bome, husband of Mrs. Aileen Jeter Fair Bome, died Feb. 23, 2002. Funeral services were held March 2, 2002 in Baltimore, Md.
He was the brother-in-law of Barbara Epps, Joyce Falls, Ethel Rice and Larry Jeter, all of Union.
The Derrick C. Jones Funeral Home of Baltimore had charge of arrangements.
Announcement courtesy of Union Community Funeral Home. 

Lee Sims Oakman
Oakman TV owner and operator
PACOLET - Lee Sims Oakman, 64, of 130 Liberty Ridge Drive, husband of Donna Young Oakman, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at his home.
A native of Spartanburg, he was the son of the late Dewey Lee and Annie Sims Oakman and a stepson of the late Zera Gilliam Oakman. He was owner and operator of Oakman TV. He attended Carlisle Military Academy and Wofford College. He attended Glendale Baptist Church.
Survivors in addition to his wife include three daughters, Laurie Ann Oakman of Spartanburg, Susan O. Williams and her husband, Terry, of Landrum, Amy O. Green and her husband, Jerry, of Campobello; a son, Lee Bradham Oakman of Landrum; two stepsons, Chip Belue and Mick Belue and his wife, Kristy, all of Union; three sisters, Betty Hodson of Boone, N.C., Katie Sterba of Florida and June Thomas of Charleston; and 12 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel conducted by the Rev. Kenny Moore, Burial will be in Pacolet Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Lee Sims Oakman Fund, Care of the J.F. Mortuary, P.O. Drawer 1530, Spartanburg, 29304.
The family is at the home, 130 Liberty Ridge Drive, Pacolet, 29372.
The view or e-mail this obituary, go to www.floydmortuary.com.
Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel has charge of the arrangements.

William Fred Southers
Retired master sergeant
SEATTLE, Wash. - William Fred Southers, 87, died March 16, 2002 in Seattle, WA.. He was born Aug. 10, 1914 in Columbia, S. C., the son of Arthur and Florence (Gallman) Southers.
He was retired from the United State Air Force as a Master Sergeant serving in WWII in C.B.I. Following his military career, he was a police officer for both the University of S. Florida and The Tampa International Airport. Active in Temple Terrace Lodge 240 in Tampa, FL. and the Order of the Easter Start Chapter 277.
Surviving are: his wife of 62 and a half years, Esther Southers; two daughter, E. Suzanne Knoblet and Arnette Rattleff; grandchildren, Rebecca and Carolyn Rattleff and four great-grandsons.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p. m. at Evergreen-Washelli Chapel, 11111 Aurora Ave., N. Seattle.
The online memorial book may be signed at www.green-washelli.com.

Jake Vaughan
U.S. Navy veteran
Biron B. "Jake" Vaughan, 73, of 111 Kennedy Circle, husband of Peggy Crawford Vaughan, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Vaughan was born in Union on Sept. 28, 1928, a son of the late Charles Douglass and Bessie Lawson Vaughan. He was a graduate of Union High School and was retired from Eagle Grocery and Gulf Oil Distributors. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the South Carolina National Guard. He was a Shriner and a Mason and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Debbie Lynn Crain of Moncks Corner; a son and daughter-in-law, Biron S. "Simp" and Patty Vaughan of Buffalo; a sister, Hazel Vaughan Moore of Union; a brother, Charles William "Spud" Vaughan of Whitmire; six grandchildren, Shannon and Clay Brock, Heather Graham, Megan and Whitney Vaughan and Jeannie Swank; and three great-grandchildren, Bailey Brock, Corey Swank and Lilly Graham. Mr. Vaughan was predeceased by a sister, Ruby Lee Davis, and a brother, Paul Vaughan.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church by the Rev. Barry Ellis and the Rev. Bennie Green. Burial will be in the Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Bill Vaughan, Paul Greer, Dennis Moore, Michael Tyler, Robbie branham and Marvin Pound.
The following are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday to form the honorary escort: Members of the Harvey Nave Sunday School Class and the Tomi Vaughan Sunday School Class at Tabernacle Baptist Church and Gene Edwards, Coonie Kirby, Dr. Jeffery Craft and Dr. Thomas Young.
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 2 p.m. Tuesday to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home, 111 Kennedy Circle, Union.
Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, S.C. 29379.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Homer Murphy
World War II veteran
BUFFALO - Homer Murphy, 84, of 147 Duncan Ave., widower of Sarah West Murphy, died at his home Monday, March 18, 2002, after a sudden illness.
Mr. Murphy was born in Cross Keys on June 18, 1917, a son of the late Johnny Pierce Murphy and Lottie Wilburn Murphy. He was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church and the Duncan Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army and was retired from United Merchants, Buffalo Plant, and Torrington Company, Tyger River Plant.
Survivors include a sister, Cecile Murphy Estes of Enoree; a brother, Maxie Murphy of Union; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Murphy was predeceased by a sister and a brother, Evelyn M. Harrison and Merrill Murphy.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Carrol W. Caldwell. Burial will be in Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Johnny Estes, Ray Estes, Wayne Hennett, Ricky Murphy, Gene Murphy and W.J. Scales.
The following are asked to assemble at the funeral chapel Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort: Members of the Duncan Masonic Lodge, members of the Randolph Whitehead Sunday School Class and Mr. and Mrs. John Finch, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Bolin, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Mobley and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Tollison.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-3 p.m.
The family will be at their respective homes.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Edna Baldwin
Retired nursing director
BUFFALO - Edna Ruth Harvey Baldwin, 76, of 189 Mudbridge Road, widow of Arthur Edward Baldwin, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at 3:57 p.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital.
Mrs. Baldwin was born in Pacolet on July 2, 1925, a daughter of the late Robert Manley Harvey and May Bell Minton Harvey. She was a member of Putman Baptist Church and the Training Union class at the church. She was a 1946 graduate of the Spartanburg General Hospital School of Nursing and was retired nursing director at Wallace Thomson Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Thompson of Columbia; two sons, Richard Baldwin of Union and Charles Baldwin of Buffalo; a sister, Estelle Rodgers of Panama City, Fla.; and five grandchildren: Travis Baldwin, Patrick Baldwin, Amanda Baldwin, B.J. Thompson and Andrea Thompson.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Putman Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Donald Tillman and Dr. Ralph Bolin Jr. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Thursday night from 7-9 and will be placed in the church Friday at 1 p.m. to await the hour of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Union County Cancer Service, in care of Ola Jean Kelly, 117 Fant Lane, Union, 29379.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

William R. "Bill" Davis
Football coach
William R. "Bill" Davis died March 17, 2002 in Candler Hospital.
A native of Union, he received his BS degree from Johnson C. Smith University and his Master's from Indiana University. He was football coach at Savannah State University at the time of his death.
Surviving are: his wife, Mrs., Amy Thompson Davis, of Charlotte; a son, William R. Davis Jr. of Albany, Ga.; a daughter, Tomeka Davis and son-in-law, Radecliff Quarterman of Savannah; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Gilliam Roosevelt of Lancaster and Debra Clayton of Union.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a. m. at St. Philip A.M.E. Church in Savannah.
A local funeral service will be at 12 noon Saturday at Corinth Baptist Church by the Rev. J. A. Calhoun. 
The body will be placed in the church at 11 a. m.
Burial will be in St. Paul Society Cemetery.
Union Community Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Arthur Joseph Governor
Retired airline captain
BUFFALO - Arthur Joseph Governor, 78, of 308 Brooks Farm Road, died March 18, 2002.
Born in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Margaret Kennedy Governor.
A pilot for Delta Airlines for 33 years before his retirement, he served in three branches of the military, the Navy, the Air Force and the Army.
A member of the Golden Wings and a life-time member of the American Legion, he was of the Catholic faith.
Surviving are: his wife, Joan Salomone; two daughters, Mary Ann Moran of Sarasota, FL. and Janet Governor of Durham, NC.; a sister, Jean Flynn of Quincy, MA; two brothers, Richard Governor of Katy, TX and Ken Governor of NY; two stepdaughters, Renee Krokenberger of Buffalo and Dawn Tomlinson of Arcadia, FL; a step-son, Anthony Salomone of Woodbridge, NJ; four grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 3 p. m. at the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville.
Visitation will be immediately following the service.
The body will be sent to Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood, FL for private entombment in Gulf Pines Memorial Park.
Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville.

Hazel J. Leonhardt
Conso Products employee
Hazel Johnson Leonhardt, 59, of 226 Mill St., wife of Bobby Leonhardt, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at 2:15 p.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital after a sudden illness.
Mrs. Leonhardt was born in Spartanburg County on July 3, 1942, a daughter of the late John T. Johnson and Nina Sherbert Johnson. She was a member of Glory Baptist Church in Buffalo and was employed with Conso Products.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters and a son-in-law, Kimberly L. Brown of the home and Tammy L. and Tim Cooper of Greer; two grandchildren, Leigh Anne Brown of Union and Lee Cooper of Gaffney; three sisters, Eunice Tucker of Cross Anchor, Betty Jo Zimerman and Linda J. Chastain , both of Union; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Leonhardt was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Johnson and William O. Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Welcome Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Robert Jarvis and the Rev. Christopher Carr. Burial will in Union Memorial Gardens.
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 2 p.m. Thursday to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home of her sister, Linda J. Chastain, 657 Brown's Creek Road, Union.
Memorials may be made to Glory Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 178, Union, 29379.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Samuel Charles Gist
Union County native
CHICAGO - Samuel Charles Gist, 68, of 7550 South Michigan St., Chicago, died in Lakeside Veterans Hospital.
Mr. Gist was born in Union County Sept. 28, 1933. He was the husband of the late Lois Kidd Gist and son of Luegene Henderson Gist of Union and the late Jason Gist.
He was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church and was retired from Finess Cleaners as a presser. He was a member of Masonic St. John Grand Lodge 54. He was a graduate of Arsa Trade College in Denmark.
Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Anthony Kidd of Chicago; five brothers, David (Elizabeth) Gist; McArthur (Annie Pearl) Gist, James William Gist, Franklin Louis Gist and Berry Les Gist, all of Santuc; four sisters, Hattie Belle Summers of Brooklyn, N,Y,; Minnie Luegene Gist of Chicago; Annie Ruth Thomas and Dorothy (Colie) Grady, both of Santuc; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at Bethesda Baptist Church by Rev. Courtney Mills. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday evening.
The family is at the home of his mother, Mrs. Luegene Gist, 1171 Berry Farm Road.
Whitney Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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 Kenneth Y. Henderson of Union and Ronald O. Henderson of Buffalo; three grandchildren, Josh McCall, Ashley McCall and Brian Henderson; and three 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.
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 Saturday night 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.

Marie Gilliam Sanders
Santuc native
Marie Gilliam Sanders, 95, of John Jeter Lane, Santuc, died Wednesday morning at Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness. 
Mrs. Sanders was born April 29, 1906 in Santuc.
She was the widow of Russell Sanders and a daughter of the late Will and Maggie J. Gilliam.
Survivors include a daughter, Lillie Mae Currenton of Allquippa, Pa.; two sons, Earl W. Gilliam Sr. of Buffalo and James A. Gilliam of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Nina Cleo F. Gilliam of Buffalo; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at Jeter's Chapel A. M. E. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The body will be placed in the church at 1 p. m.
The family is at her home, 111 John Jeter Lane, Santuc.
Gibson & Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Annie Mae Camp
Union native
HIGH POINT, NC - Annie Mae Camp, 96, a resident of High Point Care Center, formerly of Astor Dowdy, died March 23, 2002 at the nursing facility. She had been in declining health for two months.
Mrs. Camp was born May 2, 1903 in Union, a daughter of K. and Mattie Rice Rogers. She had resided in High Point more than 80 years, where she was last employed as a domestic worker in various private homes. She was a faithful member of First Emmanuel Baptist Church, where she was a member of the usher board and the Missionary Croup. Her husband, Rev. R. D. Camp, and both siblings, all preceded her in death.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Patricia Camp of Washington, DC; loving cousins, Ben and Alice Rice of Union. There are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Tuesday at First Emmanuel Baptist Church by Rev. Lawrence Curtis. Burial will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens. Family visitation will be at the church Tuesday from noon until 1 p. m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 831 Leonard Ave., High Point NC, 27260.
Haizlip Funeral Home of High Point has charge of arrangements.

Kathleen P. Fowler
Retired beautician
JONESVILLE - Kathleen Proctor Fowler, 86, of 1141 South Jonesville Highway, died Sunday, March 24, 2002 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mrs. Fowler was born in Gaffney on Feb. 16, 1916, a daughter of the late Leander and Essie Worthy Proctor. She was a 1936 graduate of Kelly-Pinckney High School and was a retired beautician with Evelyn's Beauty Shop in Spartanburg. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Spartanburg.
Survivors include two brothers, Wells Proctor of Jonesville and Harry Proctor of the home; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Lawton Neely. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Holcombe's Jonesville Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Joy Baptist Church, 657 Pea Ridge Highway, Jonesville, 29353; or to Gilead Baptist Church, 748 Gaffney Highway, Jonesville, 29353.
The family is at the home, 1141 Jonesville Highway, Jonesville.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Lois M. Gossett
Retired from Milliken
JONESVILLE - Lois M. Gossett, 78, of 505 New Hope Church Road, widow of Albert H. "Buck" Gossett Jr., died Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 5:17 a.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital.
Mrs. Gossett was born in Union on Sept. 3, 1923, a daughter of the late Monroe and Alice Fowler Miller. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and was retired from Milliken & Company, Monarch Plant.
Mrs. Gossett was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include three sons, Billy Gossett and is wife, Alleen, Ronnie Gossett and his wife, Christal, both of Jonesville and Donald Gossett of Union; three granddaughters, Sherry Comer, Andrea Michelle Gossett and Tina Gossett; and one great-granddaughter, Kasey Comer.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at New Hope United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Scott Petry, the Rev. Ralph Brown and the Rev. Neil Keisler. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7-9 and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Thursday to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home of her son, Billy Gossett, 497 New Hope Church Road, Jonesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palmetto Hospice of the Midlands, P.O. Box 7275, Columbia, 29202.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Annie Lawson
Mt. Lebanon Baptist member
PAULINE - Annie Laura Trammell Lawson, 55, of 1326 Mt. Lebanon Road, wife of Wilmer Lawson, died at her home Monday, March 25, 2002 at 3:22 p.m. after an extended illness.
Mrs. Lawson was born in Union on Aug. 6, 1946, a daughter of Mary Ellen Boulware Trammell of Union and the late Frank Trammell. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Christian Cornerstone and was formerly employed with Arrow Automotive.
Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are a daughter and son-in-law, Angie and John Beaty of Pauline; a son and daughter-in-law, Phillip Lawson and Missy Black of Blacksburg; three brothers, Ned Trammell, Jerry Dennis Trammell and Ricky Trammell, all of Union; a sister, Melinda Sorrow of Union; and five grandchildren, Cody Boulware of Pauline and R.J., Chance, Kyle and Katie Lawson, all of Blacksburg.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Guy Langston and the Rev. Melvin Shelton. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Randy Lawson, Bruce Lawson, Terry Lawson, Joey Lawson, Ray Lawson, Darrell Lawson and David Lawson.
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 3 p.m. Wednesday to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home, 1326 Mt. Lebanon Road, Pauline.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the 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. Friday at Holcombe's Jonesville Chapel conducted by the Rev. Randy Smith.
The family will receive friends at Holcombe's Jonesville Chapel Thursday night from 7-9.
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.

Annie Ruth Peake
Milliken employee
Annie Ruth (Tune) Peake, 49, of 111 Richard St., died March 24, 2002. She was born in Union July 6, 1952, the daughter of the late Dennis Peake Sr. and Polly Ann Jeter Peake.
A graduate of Union High School she was employed with Milliken & Co. at the Gillespie Plant.
Surviving are: two sons, Rodney Scott Peake of Spartanburg and Roderick kJamaine Long of Union; a daughter, Margaret Smith Rainwater of Union; a sister, Eleanor (Eddie) Reaves of Dillon; seven brothers, Rev, Dennis (Maxine) Peake Jr., Larry (Lettie) Peake, Michael (Frances) Peake, Jimmy (Grace) Peake and Ralph (Terri) Peake, all of Union; Arthur Peake of Landrum and Roosevelt Peake of Phoenix City, AL.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at Wyatt's Chapel Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. Jefferson McDowell. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a. m. until 8 p. m. and on Friday from 8 a. m. until noon.
The body will be placed in the church at 1 p. m. on the day of the service.
Gibson & Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Owens Thompson
Retired lumber worker
Owens Thompson, 86, of 202 Monroe St., Union, husband of Virgina Thompson, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Wallace Thomson Hospital after a long illness.
Thompson was born in Union on October 12, 1915, a son of the late Owens Thompson and Cornelia Phillips Thompson. He was retired from Smith-Williams Lumber Company.
In addition to his wife, survivors include five sons, Roy James Jeter, Harold Dean Jeter, Howard Anthony Thompson, Scotty Alexander Thompson, all of Union, and Stenson Jeter of Ohio; two daughters, Paula Eyvonne Thompson of Union; a brother, Clayton Thompson of Union; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Union Community Funeral Home conducted.
Burial will be in the St. Paul Society Cemetery.
Family and friends and will serve as pallbearers and flower bearers.
The family will receive friends at the home at 202 Monroe St., Union.
The Union Community Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Eula V. Thornton
Glenn Springs native
PAULINE - Eula Virginia Thornton, 86, formerly of 110 Foster Mill Circle, Pauline, died March 26, 2002 at Mountain View Nursing Home. 
A native of Glenn Springs, she was a daughter of the late Samuel C. Thornton Sr. and Annie Mae Cannon Thornton. She was retired from Raycord and was a lifelong member of Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Gayle Teaster of Pacolet and Sandra Jennings of Pauline; two sons, Leonard Thornton of West Springs and Billy Thornton of Pacolet; two sisters, Ruby Carter of Pacolet and Mary A. Thornton of Pauline; a brother, James Thornton of Brandon, FL; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchlldren.
The family will receive friends from 11 a. m. until 12:20 p. m. Thursday at Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church where the body will lie in state. Graveside services will follow at 2 p. m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Dr. B. E. Pettit.
Memorials may be made to Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church Family Life Center, 6001 Highway 215, Pauline, S. C. 29374.
The family is at the home.
To view or e-mail this obituary, go to www.floydmortuary.com.
Floyd's North Church Street Chapel has charge of arrangements.

Marvin Eugene Lyles
Health specialist
Marvin Eugene Lyles, 45, of 108 Williams St., died March 27, 2002 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
The son of Wardell and Barbara Lyles, he was born March 22, 1957 in Union.
He graduated from Union High School and attended South Carolina State University. He worked as a certified Health Specialist for the S. C. Department of Mental Health in Columbia. He was a member of Brooklyn Baptist Church in Columbia where he sang in the Men's Chorus.
Surviving in addition to his parents are: four sisters, Belinda Jennings and Beverly (W. T.) Williams of Columbia; Vivian (Charles) Lott of Union and Alfreda Heidt of Atlanta; two brothers, David Lyles of Union and Jerry McNeal of Aliquippa, PA; a nephew, Charles Lott Jr. of Union; a niece, Ebony N. Williams of Columbia; his grandmother, Ellen Jones of Union.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at St. Paul Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. A. L. Brackett. Burial will be in St. Paul Society Cemetery.
The Union High School Class of 1975 will serve as honorary escort and are asked to assemble at the church at 1:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends at the home, 108 Williams St. Visitation will be Friday from 11 a. m. until 8 p. m. and Saturday from 8 a. m. until noon. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p. m. to await the hour of service.
The Gibson & Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald A. Boulware Sr.
Korean Conflict veteran
Donald Andrew Boulware Sr., 70, of Lowe's Trailer Park, Union, husband of Dorothy Roark Boulware, died at his home Sunday morning, March 31, 2002.
Mr. Boulware was born in Union on May 2, 1931, a son of the late Ross Boulware Sr. and Opal Hunsinger Boulware. He was formerly employed with the State of South Carolina. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean Conflict and was former member of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a sister, Mary Ellen B. Trammell of Union; two daughters; two sons, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Ricky Cook. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery with military honors.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 6-8.
The family will be at their respective homes.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Florine S. Gallman
Bethlehem United Methodist 
Church member
Florine Sherbert Gallman, 86, of 1583 Kelly Road, widow of R.E. Gallman Sr., died Monday, April 1, 2002 at 1:25 a.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness.
Mrs. Gallman was born in Spartanburg County on Sept. 23, 1915, a daughter of the late Roland and Leila Belcher Sherbert. She was an active member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church as long as her health permitted. She was a charter member of the W.S.C.S. of the church and was a former Sunday School teacher.
Mrs. Gallman was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Nell and Acie Blanton and Betty and Earl Atkinson, all of Union; a son and daughter-in-law, R.E. Gallman Jr. and Clara Gallman of Union; four grandchildren, Jeff Atkinson, Linda Jolly and Andrea Justice of Union and Buddy Gallman of Chester and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the home of her granddaughter, Linda Jolly, 1671 Kelly Road, Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Virginia S. Redmon
Mon-Aetna Baptist Church member
Virginia Shirley Redmon, 81, of 202 John St., widow of Ralph James Redmon Sr., died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at 10 a.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mrs. Redmon was born in Union on April 16, 1920, a daughter of the late Frazier and Ruth Middlebrooks Shirley. She was a member of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, the Winnie Couch Circle and the Jimmy Smith Sunday School Class. Mrs. Redmon was formerly employed with Milliken & Company, Monarch Plant.
Survivors are two sons and daughters-in-law, Lamar and Mary Redmon of Monroe, N.C. and Michael and Rebekah Redmon of Goose Creek; two sisters, Ethel Russell and Doretha Goodson, both of Union; a brother, Freddie Shirley of Union; a sister-in-law, Mable Eaves of Union; six grandchildren: Vickie Strickland, Monty Redmon, Randy Redmon, Michelle Shaak, Francis Uhrich Jr. and Alison Johnson; and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Redmon was predeceased by a granddaughter, Wendy Redmon and a sister, Marjorie S. Morris.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Benny Green, the Rev. James Crocker and the Rev. Bobby Crocker. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Monty Redmon, Randy Redmon, John Shaak, Clint Goodson, Walter Strickland and Dennis Russell.
The following are asked to assemble at the church Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. to form the honorary escort: Jackie Redmon, Phil Russell, Ronald Kirby, Donnie Kirby, Bryan Morris and William Earl Sprouse.
The following are asked to sit in a group: Members of the Winnie Couch Circle, members of the Jimmy Smith Sunday School Class and Linda Gibson, Nell Vaughan, Vanda Morris, Mary Robinson, Janie Jolly, Dr. P.K. Switzer, Pearl Crocker and Martha Belue.
The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-8:30 and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday to await the hour of service.
The family is at the home, 202 John St., Union.
Memorials may be made to the building fund of Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, 1431 Lockhart Highway, Union, 29379.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Albert Thomas
Union native
SPARTANBURG - Albert Thomas, 73, of 15 Lynwood Dr., husband of Mrs. Eunice Davis Thomas, died March 27, 2002, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. 
He was born in Union County, the son of the late George Thomas and Mrs. Martha Rice Thomas. He was a member of Wyatt Chapel Baptist Church and was retired from Petty Construction Co.
Surviving in addition to his wife are: five daughters, Ms. Virginia Thomas of Brooklyn, NY, Ms. Martha Meadows of Sanbernadiono, Calif., Mrs. Brenda Nelson of the home, Ms. Trudy Clark and Ms. Tuwana Thomas, both of Asheville; four sons, Albert Thomas Jr. of White Plains, NY, James Thomas of Arden, NC, John Thomas of Riverside, Calif., Tony Thomas of Spartanburg; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas of Jonesville; a grandchild raised in the home, Ms. Ebony Sims of Spartanburg; 18 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.
The family is at the home.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p. m. at Thompson Chapel Baptist Church by the Rev. D. A. Nash. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The body will be placed in the church at 2 p. m. Wednesday to await the hour of service.
J. W. Woodward Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

James Williford Jr.
Truck driver
Jesse James Williford Jr., 59, of 117 Williford Road, died Monday, April 1, 2002 at 4 a.m. in Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness.
Mr. Williford was born in Union on Nov. 19, 1942, a son of Viola Taylor Williford of Union and the late Jesse J. Williford Sr. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and a member of the Woodman of the World. Mr. Williford was employed as a truck driver with Leardis Eison Pulpwood.
Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Charity Williford Howard and Christen Williford, both of Union; two sons, Jesse James Williford III of Union and Josh Williford of the home; a sister, Elaine Williford Burgess of Union and six grandchildren. Mr. Williford was predeceased by a sister, Mary Williford Robinette.
The family is at the home of his mother, Viola T. Williford, 1608 Santuc-Carlisle Highway, Union.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Alonzo Wilson
SHARON - Alonzo Wilson of 2015 Alonzo Road, Sharon, died March 31, 2002 at his residence.
Funeral arrangement will be announced by Wright Funeral Home in York.


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