Miscellaneous Obituaries


Earle Rainey
Funeral services for Earle Rainey, resident of 4 Bates St. Ext. will be held this morning at 11 o'clock from the chapel of the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, the Rev. L.H. Miller officiating. Interment will be in Mush Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
The death of Mr. Rainey occurred at a local hospital at 10:45 o'clock Thursday night following an illness of 1 month. He had been a lifelong resident of Greenville County, having been born and reared in the Tigerville section. He was 77 years of age and during his active years engaged in farming. His wife, Mrs. Martha Austin Rainey, passed away about 2 years ago.
He was a member of Mush Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are 1 son, A.C. Rainey of Greenville and 1 brother, W.M. Rainey of Charlotte, N.C.
Pending the hour of the service the body is at the home of his son, 704 Birnie St.
From the Greenville News Saturday, January 15, 1938 p. 9

William P. Smith
William P. Smith died at his home near Williamston at 6 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. He had been ill for some time, and owing to his extreme age the end was not unexpected.
Mr. Smith was a veteran of the Confederate Army, taking an active part as a member of a South Carolina Regiment during the entire conflict. He was a native of Greenville County, having been born here 82 years ago. His life was spent near his home, with the exception of a few years at Gainesville, Georgia.
For more than sixty years Mr. Smith was a member of the Sunday School, and the funeral services were held there yesterday. He was a brother of A. U. Smith of this city, who, with several children, survives him.
Greenville News, November 18, 1904

Mrs.Mary M.Bryson, 70, resident of the Pleasant Hill Community, died at 6:15 o'clock this morning at a Greenville hospital following an illness of 10 days.
Mrs. Bryson was a native of N.C., but had made her home in Pleasant Hill section for several years. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ida Peace and Mrs. Katherine McAbee; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Rochester and Mrs. Charlotte Buchanan, and 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Dated March 24, 1943.Greer

Thomas Luther Peace
Luther Peace, 54, son-in-law of Mrs. Bryson and widely known farmer of the Pleasant Hill section, died at 11 a.m. this morning at his home, following two years of declining health.
Mr. Peace was a life-long resident of the Pleasant Hill section, and was a son of the late Edward and Martha Jane Belue Peace. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ida Bryson Peace; four daughters, Mrs. Gracie Fitts, Mrs. Jane Pittman, Mrs. Pearleen Moore, and Miss Dorothy Peace; three sons, Jessie, Samuel, and Virgil Peace; one brother, J.C. Peace; two half-brothers, Carl and Elbert Peace; three sisters, Mrs. Hassie Jamison, Mrs. Essie Reese, and Mrs. Annie Bridwell; three half-sisters, Mrs. Eva Blackwell, Mrs. Lela Flemming, and Mrs. Lula Pruitt, and 13 grand-children, and one great- grandchild.
Double funeral services for Mrs. Bryson and Mr. Peace will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Pleasant Hill Baptist church conducted by their pastor,Rev.W.Y.Henderson, assisted by Rev. Walter Harrison and Rev. Grange Cothran. Mrs. Bryson will be buried in the Mountain View cemetery in Greer and Mr. Peace will be buried in Pleasant Hill church cemetery.
Active pallbearers for Mrs. Bryson will be W.C.Peace, Thurston Arms, Houston Pittman, Thurman Pittman, Lawrence Rochester and Johnnie Sudduth.
Active pallbearers for Mr. Peace will be Furman Sudduth, John Peace, Edgar Mitchell, Holton Morrow, Joe Peace and Cleveland Peace.
Both bodies will be carried to the Peace home at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning to await the hour of the service.
Dated March 24, 1943.Greer:

Captain George W. Holtzclaw 
Capt. Holtzclaw Dies at Age of 80
Confederate Veteran of Greer Passes Away After Several Months Illness
Greer, Nov. 5. (Special)--Capt. George W. Holtzclaw, age 80, Confederate veteran, died at the home of his son, W. F. Holtzclaw, at 5 o'clock this afternoon after an illness of several months. Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock from the Brushy Creek Baptist church, interment following in the church cemetery.
Capt. Holtzclaw, during his four years as a soldier in the civil war, was captain of Company "F" 16th South Carolina. Veterans of this company have been asked to act as honorary pallbearers at the funeral.
Capt. Holtzclaw's first wife was Miss Catherine Few before her marriage; his second wife was Miss Angie Reese. She died some time ago. Capt. Holtzclaw is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Blakely, of Simpsonville, and Mrs. B. M. Robinson, of Seneca; and by four sons, W. F., A. B., E. O., and John W. Holtzclaw. Source: The Greenville News, Greenville, S. C., Saturday Morning, November 6, 1920.
Note from contributor: Mrs. B. M. Robinson should read as Mrs. B. M. Robertson and John W. Holtzclaw should read as John E. Holtzclaw.

Thomas Napoleon Faulkenberry
T. N. Faulkenberry, 59 -- Thomas Napoleon Faulkenberry, 59, of Heath Springs, died Monday in a Lancaster hospital. Funeral services were 4 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Hurst Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Annie Baker Faulkenberry; two sons, Harold Faulkenberry of Heath Springs and Wilson Faulkenberry of Lancaster; four daughters, Mrs. James Rollins, Mrs. Jarvis Lowery and Mrs. Beckham Hendricks, all of Pleasant Hill, and Linda Faulkenberry of the home; five brothers, George Faulkenberry, Lee Faulkenberry, and Grover Faulkenberry, all of Lancaster, Roy Faulkenberry of Rock Hill, and Minor Faulkenberry of Charlesboro; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Green of Heath Springs. He was born in Lancaster County, the son of the late William N. and Nannie Beckham Faulkenberry.
From the Kershaw News-Era, Issue Thursday, July 25, 1968

Ella Hutto 
Ella Mae Hutto, b. 8/1/1893 - 4/3/1949
Mrs. Ella Hutto, 55, died at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her son, Alfred A. Hutto, 413 Taylor Street, West Columbia after an illness of several weeks. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church near Gaston.
She is survived by one son, Alfred A. Hutto of West Columbia; one sister, Mrs. Liza Sharpe of Florence; two brothers, Jude Hutto of Lexington county and Jim Hutto of Montgomery, Alabama; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon from Harmony Baptist Church, near Gaston, conducted by the pastor of the church. Interment will follow in the church yard.
The funeral party will leave the Thompson Funeral Home at 3 p.m.
From the Dispatch News

Sarah Black Smoak 
Mrs. Sarah Black Smoak, 67, of 16 Whaley Steret, died at the Tri-County Hospital at 4 p.m. yesterday after two weeks illness.
She was a daughter of the late John S. Black and Mary Walker Black of Barnwell county.
Funeral services will be conducted at the First Baptist Church here at 3 p.m. on Thursday by Rev. Paul A. Holen and the Rev. Lewis Kirkland. Interment will follow in the Double Branch Baptist Church cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Dukes-Harley funeral home.
Surviving are her husband, W. J. Smoak; nine children, Mrs. Robert Brasington, Mrs. William Haas, Gary Smoak, Carl SMoak, Cecil Smoak, Mrs. C. D. Nivens, all of Orangeburg; John Henry Smoak of Columbia; Kelley F. Smoak of Miami, Fla.; and Mrs. Belton Hughes of Cayce; a sister, Mrs. I. D. Smoak of Neeses; sixteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Printed in Times & Democrat, Orangeburg, SC, in February, 1946

Virginia B. Johnson
ORANGEBURG - Virginia B. Johnson, 66, died Friday at her residence...Mrs. Johnson was born in Orangeburg, a daughter of Edward M. Blount and Annie Laurie Felder Blount. She was a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina School of Nursing. She was past president of the Junior Service League of Orangeburg and the S.C. Medical Alliance. She was an active member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church.
Surviving family: husband, Dr. Birnie Johnson; daughter, Laurie Inabinett, Summerville; daughter Beth Mares, Decatur GA; daughter Mary Johnson, Columbia; sister, Annie B. Hamilton, Augusta GA; brother, Edward R. Blount Jr, Huntsville, AL; five grandchildren.
Funeral at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Burial directed by Dukes-Harley Funeral Home in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Abstracted from Charleston Post & Courier, issue of May 27, 2000

Mary Frances Pickering Kinard, 1877-1968 
Orangeburg - Mrs. Mary Frances Kinard, 90, died Tuesday in Orangeburg Regional Hospital.
Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Amelia Street Baptist Church. Burial will be in Two Mile Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery near Cope. Thompson Funeral Home is in charge.
She was born in Orangeburg County, a daughter of the late Emanuel and Rosilla Garrick Pickering.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Otis Douglas of Norway, Mrs. Idell Berry, Mrs. Burnell Jones and Mrs. Reese Jumper, all of Orangeburg; three sons, Quillie Kinard of Shreveport, La., Harry Kinard and Quinton Kinard, both of Orangeburg; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Antley of Mt. Pleasant; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
From The State, Columbia, SC newspaper, March 6, 1968

V. V. L. Inabinet obituary 
Death: Mr. V. V. L. Inabinet, a respected citizen of Lower St. Matthews, passed away on the 20th of September. His removal from a sphere of usefulness will be felt in this community. Our sympathies are extended to the bereaved relatives.
The Times and Democrat, issue of 5 October 1882.

Mr. William Edward "Eddie" McGuinn III 
EASLEY - Mr. William Edward "Eddie" McGuinn III, 53, of 307 Westchester Road, formerly of Chester, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996, at Baptist Medical Center.
The funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Wright's Home for Funerals in Chester, with the Rev. Joe F. Haynes officiating and the Rev. Paul Alley assisting. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Chester.
Born in Chester, Mr. McGuinn was a 30-year employee of Fluor Daniel and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon Bussie McGuinn; his daughter, Lisa Powell of Liberty; two sons, Mike McGuinn and Tom McGuinn, both of Easley; his mother, Helen Guffey McGuinn of Chester; and two sisters, Barbara Brantley of Fort Mill and June Jones of Gastonia, N.C.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at The Liberty Mortuary in Liberty, and other times at the home of his daughter, Lisa Powell, 114 Fleetwood Drive, Liberty. They also will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Wright's Home for Funerals. Beatrice Pettus
Publication Date: February 15, 1996;  Source: The Herald Rock Hill, SC

Mrs. Ruth Allene Locklair 
EASLEY - Mrs. Ruth Allene Locklair, 87, of 100 Shady Tree Circle, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 1996 at Rosemond Nursing Center in Pickens.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Lesslie Church of God, with the Revs. Billy Gilliard, Thomas Little and Thomas Brown officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park.
A native of Jefferson, Mrs. Locklair was a retired textile worker and a member of the Lesslie Church of God. She was the widow of William Edward Locklair.
Surviving are four sons, Bob Locklair of Easley, Roy Locklair of York, Kenneth Locklair and Richard Locklair, both of Rock Hill; 26 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home and other times at the home of Richard Locklair, 4755 Highway 5 South, in Rock Hill
Publication Date: January 14, 1996; Source: The Herald Rock Hill, SC

James O "Junior" Lyda, Jr.
James O "Junior" Lyda, Jr., 66 of 960 Bethesda Road died Nov. 29, 1997. A native of Hendersonville, N.C. he was the son of the late Oscar and Lillie Blackwell Lyda. He was a retired carpenter and was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Irene G. Lyda; a daughter, Kathy Lyda Dickson of Pacolet; two sons, Robert Neal "Bobby" Lyda of Spartanburg and Gene Lyda of Pacolet; two sisters, Margaret Tackett of Greer, one brother; B.E. Lyda of Glendale; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bob Funeral Chapel.

Nellie Mae Owens Lyda
Woodruff - Nellie Mae Owens Lyda , 80, of 214 Poole St, died Aug 16, 1998, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Danville, VA., she was the daughter of the late John Owens and Ida Mae Long Owens. She was a homemaker and was a member of Woodruff Church of God, where she was a member of the Mother's Sunday School Class and served as class treasurer. Surviving are her husband, Edgar Lee "Ed" Lyda of the home, five sons, Wayne Lyda of the home, Roy Lyda of Cross Anchor, and Joel, Curtis and Ray Lyda, all of Woodruff; a daughter, Pearl Ann Lyda of the home; a brother Aubrey Owens of Spartanburg; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Lanford Funeral Home, 257 N. Main St. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Woodruff Church of God, conducted by the Revs. James Shealy, Curtis Terry, and Delton Hand and Steve Davis. Burial will be in Greenpond Memorial Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Mother's Sunday School Class, c/o Woodruff Church of God, P.O. Box 275, Woodruff, 29388.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal/ Tuesday, August 18, 1998 pg. B4

Nimrod B. RODDY (died 5 June 1901) 
Obituary of Nimrod B. RODDY (incorrectly printed as Timrod)
[T]imrod RODDY Dead
[T]imrod RODDY, one of the oldest citizens of Pelham, died at his home Wednesday evening after about three weeks illness. He was 76 years old.
Mr. RODDY was a soldier in the late war between the North and South. He was reared and born in the settlement where he died and was respected by every one in the neighborhood. Besides a wife he leaves several chidren and a number of grand children. The funeral was held at Ebenezer church yesterday afternoon and the interment took place in the cemetery of that church.
The Greenville Daily News, Friday, June 7, 1901

Willie D. Blackwell 
INMAN -- Willie D. Blackwell, 63, of 410 Cocoa Road died Nov. 22, 1999, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Polk County, N.C., he was son of the late Jimmy and Clara Mae Pettit Blackwell. He was of the Baptist faith and was a shift foreman at Simkins Industries.
Surviving are his wife, Lillie Allison Blackwell; four brothers, Dean, Sherrill, Ladd and Jimmy Lee Blackwell, all of Campobello; six sisters, Lillian Scoggins of Campobello, Vertie Fitch and Faye Greene, both of Landum, Peggy Finch of Spartanburg, Judy Wyatt of Mayo and Linda Jolly of Green Creek.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Petty Funeral Home in Landrum.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, conducted by the Revs. Robert Price and Ray Allison. Burial will be held in Jackson Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family is at the home.
(from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, SC, November 25, 1999)

Lou Ella Miller Boiter [b.7/10/1882 - d. 6/18/1945] 
Mrs. S. H. Boiter. Funeral Services for Mrs. S. H. Boiter, 62, who died at her home at Arcadia yesterday at 1:20 after a long illness were to be conducted this afternoon at 5 in the Poplar Springs Church by the Rev. James Stroud. Interment was to be in the church yard. She was a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband: one son, Sam of Forest City; 3 daughters, Miss Ola Mae, Helen and Ellen of Arcadia: 2 stepsons, Ralph of Saxon and Lewis of Camp Butner, N.C.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. J. M. Pruitt of Arcadia: 2 brothers, E. M. Miller of Arcadia and Bud Miller of Greer Route 1; and 8 grandchildren.

Samuel Harrison Boiter [b. 5/31/1879 - d. 3/23/1961] 
Sam. H. Boiter. Sam Harrison Boiter, 81, died at his home in Arcadia at 5 a m. today after a long illness. He was a native of Poplar Springs and was a member of the Poplar Spring Baptist Church. He was a retired textile worker and the son of the late Sam Thomas and Mary Frances Burnett Boiter. Surviving are three sons, Ralph Boiter of Saxon, Lewis Boiter of Spartanburg, and Sam.T. Boiter of Forest City, N.C; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Pruitt and Mrs. Ellen Ketner, Miss Ola Mae Boiter and Mrs. Helen Mahaffay, all of Arcadia; one brother, Tom Boiter of Moore Route 1; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Floyd and Mrs. Alice Myers, both of Startex. Mrs. Lula Miller of Poplar Springs and Mrs. Laura Rogers of Swifter; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at Poplar Springs Baptist Church by the Revs. Bobby Crocker and G. W. Cooper. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be John D. and Bobby Pruitt, James, Alfred, Lewis and Charles Boiter, and Thomas Hicks. The body will be at the home Friday after 4p.m. J. F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge.

William Belton Cartee [b. 8/11/1872 - d. 2/22/1956] 
William B. Cartee. William Belton Cartee, 82, of 232 Oakland Ave., died in General Hospital after a brief illness at 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Mr. Cartee was born and reared in Spartanburg County. He was a retired textile worker and farmer. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Edna Bogan of Spartanburg; six brothers, H. E. and P. E. of Chesnee Route 3, and L. L. of Tuxedo, N.C., a sister, Mrs. Ella Horn of Gaffney; one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted today at 4 p.m. at Cooley Springs Baptist Church by the Revs. Carl O. Page, Vernon McAbee, Lawrence Coggins, and Timothy Hottel. Newphews will be pallbearers. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the home. The J.F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Sptbg. Herald-Journal, Sunday, Feb. 26, 1956, 

Ann Manley Gilbert [b. 5/30/1892 - d. 4/5/1954] 
Mrs. Annie Gilbert. Chesnee - Mrs. Annie Manley Gilbert, 62, of Inman Route 1 died Monday at 2 a.m. in Spartanburg General Hospital after several months illness and a serious illness of two weeks. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jubilee Manley and the widow of the late Sydney Gilbert. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ola Scruggs of Inman Route 1, Mrs. Lula Bullman of Fingerville, Mrs. Carrie Edwards of Valley Falls; three sons, Jim and Claude of Converse and Vance of Wellford; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Arledge of Inman Route 2, Mrs. Katie Malone of Glendale; 26 grandchildren andd nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Cooley Springs Baptist Church by the Revs. Carl O. Page, Huell Stepp, Ansel Pruitt and Fred Bright. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Edwards, Eston Edwards, Cecil Martin, Horace Scruggs, Herman Gilbert, and Cletus Gilbert. The body will be at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Scruggs, near Green Point Church after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Mary "Louise" Hipp Jackson [b. 10/25/1940 - d. 9/21/1962] 
Mrs. Mary Jackson. Greer - Mrs. Mary Louise Hipp Jackson, 21, wife of Jerry Wayne Jackson of Greer Route 6, was fatally injured in an automobile-train collision near here early Friday night. Her brother, William Hipp, was killed in the same accident. Mrs. Jackson was a native of Reidville and the daughter of W. R. and Hazel Bridwell Hipp, 118 Leach Street, Greer Route 5. She was an employee of Lyman Printing and Finishing Co. and was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are: one son Bobby Jackson, 3, of the home; three sisters, Misses Ruby, Jean and Agnes Hipp, all of Greer Route 5, one brother Curtis Hipp of Greer. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. at Glad Tidings Tabernacle by the Revs., T. C. Riddle, Danny Staton and J. I. Gallman. Burial will be in Hillerest Memorial Garden. Pallbearers are: Frank Hayfield, Jack Farmer, Bud and Gag Jackson, Dave Ar1edge and Pete Cochran. The body will be taken to the home on Route 6 today at 3:30 p.m. It will be taken to the church Sunday at 3 p.m. Holtzclaw Funeral Home is in charge.

Thelma Mildred Elizabeth Hipp Brady [b. 6/2/1924 - d. 2/15/1960] 
Mrs. Elizabeth Brady. Greer Mrs. Elizabeth Hipp Brady, 36, wife of John Crawford Brady of Lee Circle on Greer Route 5, died Monday night in a Greenville hospital after a six-day illness. She was a Spartanburg County native, a daughter of Mrs. Betty Boiter Hipp and the late Samuel L. Hipp. She was a member of Reidville Presbyterian Church. Surviving, in addition to her husband and mother, are: one daughter, Miss Peggy Brady; two sons, Roy and Tommy, all of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Lee Arledge, Mrs. Ella Smith and Miss Betty Hipp, all of Greer Route 4; three bothers, Harold Hipp of Duncan, W. R. Hipp of Greer Route 5, and Emory Hipp of Greer Route 4. The Holtzolaw Funeral Home is in charge. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Holtzelaw Funeral Home by the Revs. L. D. Staton, Glenn Felmet and W. R. Barefoot. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The body is at the mortuary.

Hugh "Pete" Boiter [b. 3/9/1917 - d. 11/19/1979] 
Hugh "Pete" Boyter (Boiter) Woodruff - Hugh Boyter, 62, of Route 1, died Monday. Born in Spartanbug (County), son of the late Belton Emory (Emory Belton) and Ada Johnson Boyter, he was a farmer and a member of the Cashville Church of God of Prophecy. Surviving are a brother, Austin Boyter of Woodruff; sisters Jessie Arnold, Lula Boyter and Amey Burdette all of Woodruff, Ada Boyter of Inman, Minnie Burger of Startex and Rilla Gilbert of Baltimore, Md. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of God of Prophecy; burial in the Sharon Methodist Church cemetery. The family is at the home of Amey Burdette, Highway 146, Route 1, Woodruff. - Lanford-Boyter Mortuary.

Smiley Lee Burger [b. 11/15/1903 - d. 11/5/1950] 
Smiley L. Burger. Startex - Smiley L. Burger, 46, lifelong resident of Startex, died Saturday at 7 a.m. in a Columbia Hospital following 4 years declining health. He was a son of Mrs. Lizzie Hamrick Burger and the late Jim Burger and a member of the Startex Baptist Church. Surviving besides his mother are: his wife, Mrs. Minnie Boiter Burger, 3 daughters, Mrs. Wilton Stephens, Jr.; Mrs. Talmadge Swain and Mrs. Audie Strange, all of Duncan; 2 brothers, Boyce and Lloyd Burger, both of Startex; a sister, Mrs. Eli Bright of Startex and 6 granchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 4 p.m. at Startex Baptist Church by the Revs. R. R. Brady, F. M. Undler and Paul Mabel. Burial will be in Abner Creek Cemtery. The following are asked to meet at the home on 7 Spruce Street at 3:30 p.m. Monday to serve as pallbearers: Oscar Trantham, Jack Pittman, Mr. Sorrells, Fred Williams, Paul Guy and Vater Thomas. Deacons of Startex Baptist Church are asked to meet at the church at 3:45 to serve as honorary escort. The body will be at the home after 10 a.m. Monday. Wood Mortuary of Greer is in charge."
A later obituary reads: "Smiley L. Burger. Startex-Funeral services for Smiley L. Burger, 46, who died Saturday morning in a Columbia hospital, were conducted at 4 today at Startex Baptist Church. The Revs. R. R. Brady, F. M. Lindler and Paul Mabel officiated. Burial was in Abner Creek Cemetery. Wood Mortuary of Greer had charge of arrangements.
Sptbg., Herald dated Nov. 5, 1950, page A4.

Lula Lillian Boiter (Boyter) [b. 9/11/1899 - d. 2/12/1984] 
Miss Lula Lillian Boyter. Woodruff - Lula Lillian Boyter, 84, of Route 1, died Sunday in Allen Bennett Hospital. Native of Spartanburg County: daughter of the late Emory Belton and Ada E. Johnson Boyter; homemaker; member of Sharon Methodist Church; reared 12 brothers and sisters after the death of her father. Surviving: sisters, Miss Ada Boyter of Inman and Mrs. Amy Boyter Burdette of Woodruff. Services Wednesday at Sharon Methodist Church by the Revs. Ira Carey, and Wilbur Rush; burial in church cemetery. Pallbearers: Belton and Bruce Boyter, Horace Arnold, Horace Gilbert, Kenneth Burdette; Pete Swaney. After 2 p.m. today, the body will be at the home of her sister, Mrs. Amy Burdette at Woodruff Route 1. Lanford Funeral Home.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal, died 2/14/1984

Lillie "Maud" Hughes [b. 8/18/1898 - d. 9/1/1991] 
Duncan - Lillie Maude Hughes Boiter, 93, of 307 Boiter Road, died September 1, 1991, at Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Fulton Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Roper of Duncan; three sons, William B. Boiter, Jr. of Spartanburg, Charles Daniel Boiter of Joanna and Jimmy Hilton Boiter of Duncan; two sisters, Mildred Lanford of Taylors and Mozelle Leonard of Woodruff. Services: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fulton Presbyterian Church with burial in Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitations: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Wood Mortuary, Greer. The family is at the the home of Jimmy H. Boiter, 401 Boiter Road, Duncan.

William Lloyd Edge [b. 5/20/1903 - d. 5/9/1973 
Wellford - William Lloyd Edge, 69, husband of Mrs. Lola Harvey Edge, of Route 1, died at 11:30 p.m., Monday in a Columbia hospital after a long illness. Native of Spartanburg County; retired textile worker, carpenter and farmer; member of Jackson Mill Masonic lodge; son of the late Jackson G. and Julia lsreal Edge. Also surviving: daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Bagwell of Spartanburg, Mrs Bette Effler of Okinawa, Mrs. Shirley Potter of Cowpens; sister, Mrs. Agnes Stockley of Spartanburg; brothers Henry Edge of Baltimore, Md., John Edge of Wellford, Thomas Edge of Spartanburg; five grandchildren. Services 3 Thursday at Jackson Mill Baptist Church by Revs. Furman Jackson, Thomas Wilkes Jr. and Jeta Baker; burial in Nazareth Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Body in church 2 Thursday. Family receive friends 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel.

Jackson G. Edge [b. 1/26/1880, d. 2/17/1964] 
Jackson G. Edge, 84, of Wellford Route 1, died in a Columbia Hospital early Monday. Mr. Jackson is survived by daughters, Mrs. W. H. Cochran [Cothran] of Wellford, Mrs. William Harvey of Duncan, four sons, W. L. and John Edward of Wellford Route 1, Thomas W. of Spartanburg and Henry A. Edge of Baltimore, one brother, Andrew Edge of Moore Route 1. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday at Nazereth Presbyterian Church by the Revs. Jeter Baker and Furman Jackson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are: Carroll Bagwell, Bobby Stone, Harold Cothran, Leland Harvey, Jimmy Harvey and Marvin Burgess. The body is at the home of a son, W. L. Edge at Wellford Route 1. It will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday. M. W. Bobo Funeral Chapel is in charge.

John Franklin Blackwell, 56, of 106 Hughes Road died May 4, 1999, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Spartanburg County, he was son of Margaret Ezell Blackwell of Easley and the late Berry F. Blackwell. He was a member of Wildwood Country Church. He was a construction supervisor with Gold Star Housing.
Also surviving are his wife, Bertha Owens Blackwell; a son, Thomas Blackwell of Landrum; two stepsons, Jeff Richards of Myrtle Beach and Brand Richards of Landrum; five daughters, Lisa Benfield and Annette Gilbert, both of Inman, Dawn Blackwell of Landrum, Nancy Blackwell of Wellford and Wendy Gilbert of Marietta; two brothers, Berry Blackwell of Landrum and Bobby Blackwell of Inman; three sisters, Molly Gilbert of Marietta, Mattie Searcy of Inman and Sarah Gilbert of Easley; and 14 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends after 3 p.m. today at the home.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Jimmy Ramsey and Everette Pierce. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home.
Petty Funeral Home of Landrum is in charge of arrangements.
(from Spartanburg Herald-Journal, May 5, 1999)

Rev. Rufus BRYANT 
CONCORD (N.C.) Sept. 9, 1939 --- Rev. Rufus Franklin Bryant, 95, retired Methodist minister and last Confederate veteran residing in Cabarrus County, and a former resident of Spartanburg, S. C., died at 11:30 o'clock Friday night at his home in No. 10 township after a short illness.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Bethel Methodist Church, burial will follow in the church cemetery. Services will be conducted by the pastor, W.B. Thompson, assisted by Rev. W.M. Heckard of Albermarle, and Dr. W. T. Bonds of Charlotte.
Rev. Mr. Bryant, who had made his home in Cabarrus for a number of years, served with the Confederate army in 1863, 64 and 65 in Captain Tom Love's company. Later he entered the ministry, serving churches in several states, including North Carolina and South Carolina. He retired in 1912.
Surviving relatives include one daughter, Mrs. Clara Bryantof Maryland; three sons, Leith Bryant of Maryland, Jack Bryant of Landrum, S.C., and Cullen Bryant of the home. Seven grandchildren also survive.

Benjamin/Berriman Duren BRYANT 
B. D. Bryant, 92
Confederate Vet Claimed by Death
Brief Illness is Fatal for Pacolet Resident; Three Veterans Survive
B. D. Bryant of Pacolet, one of Spartanburg County’s four surviving veterans of the great War Between the States, died at the General hospital here at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon following a brief illness.
He was 92 years of age.
Although only a youth in his teens, Mr. Bryant enlisted in the Confederate States Army and witnessed action in Virginia during the great conflict of 1861-65.
He was born and reared in the Pacolet section of Spartanburg county and was known until his retirement several years ago as one of the piedmont section’s outstanding farmers. His farm is located between Pacolet Station and Pacolet Mills.
Although his interests varied, he was particularly interested in affairs of the United Confederate Veterans and had attended a majority of the reunions of the organization.
Last summer, he attended the convention held by the veterans organization in Trinidad, Colo. The preceding summer, he was one of the attendants at the joint Confederate-Union Army Veterans’ reunion at Gettysburg, Pa.; and in 1937 attended the Confederate veterans’ convention at Jackson, Miss.
Mr. Bryant was a member of the Pacolet Station Methodist church, and also was active for many years in the conventions of Christian Harmony singers held in this and adjoining counties.
No members of his immediate family survive him. He is survived by seven grandchildren, Mrs. A. G. Reynolds, Mrs. Robert Ingle, Fred Bryant, Wilkes Bryant, Walter Bryant, L. D. Bryant and O. S. Bryant, all of Pacolet Mills; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conduced at 4 o’clock this afternoon at the Pacolet Station Methodist Church by the Rev. R. A Hughes, the Rev. A. M. Doggett and the Rev. W. T. Tate. Interment will be in the Methodist Cemetery in Pacolet. Active pallbearers will be K. V. Coleman, Clifford McBride, Matt Smith, Harley Kirby, B. S. Thomas and Rex Patterson.
Until the hour of services, the body will be at the home of his grandson, L. D. Bryant.
Mr. Bryant’s death leaves only three veterans of the Confederate Army surviving in Spartanburg County. They are Prof. J. A. Gamewell of Spartanburg, M. L. Martin of Chesnee and J. W. Westmoreland of Woodruff.
(Spartanburg Herald, Spartanburg, S. C. Monday, January 15, 1940)

David BRYANT; Mrs. E. D. BRYANT (wife) 
The Spartanburg Herald Sunday Morning, July 16, 1916
Funeral Services of David Bryant Today
The funeral services of David Bryant of Inman, who died at his home yesterday morning, will be held today at 11 o’clock. Mr. Bryant was sill for six months prior to his stroke of paralysis, which hastened the end. The deceased is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters. A. E. Bryant of Pear Orchard is one of the sons.

Mrs. E. D. Bryant
Mrs. E. D. Bryant, 86, died last night at the home of her son, A. E. Bryant, near the old waterworks plant on North Street after a long illness. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Liberty churchyard. She is survived by the following children: A. E. Bryant, R. I. Bryant and Jeff Bryant, all of this city, and Mrs. Lilly Quinn of Cross Anchor.
The Spartanburg Herald, Spartanburg, S. C., Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 1930

Otis W. Brady Obit 
(OCTOBER 11, 1939)
Otis W. Brady, veteran Spartanburg county law enforcement officer, died Tuesday at a local hospital after an illness of three weeks.
He had been a town policeman at Duncan since June 1, and for a number of years served as a special officer at Saxon mills.
Survivors include his widow; five sons, Melvin Brady, Landrum police officer; Joe, Howard, and Otis Brady, Jr., all of Duncan; five daughters, Mrs. Corrine Lanford, Saxon; Mrs. Drucilla Copeland, Landrum; Mrs. Georgie Swain, Inman; Mrs. Edith Rhymer, Campobello; Miss Ethel Brady, Duncan; his mother, Mrs. Joe Brady; three brothers, O. L. Brady, chief of Spartanburg county detectives; James Brady, Landrum; and R. H. Brady; and a sister, Mrs. Edward Bagwell, Landrum.

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