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Robert "Bob" Lee Newhart, Sr.

Location: Taylors
January 15, 2022 - Robert "Bob" Lee Newhart, Sr., 90, entered his heavenly home on January 15,
2022.

A native of Ewington, Ohio, son of the late Clyde and Nora Irene Bondham
Newhart, he served in the United States Air force for 21 years during both the
Korean and Vietnam Wars before retiring in 1972. During his military career Bob
served in numerous locations in the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

He was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church; a member of the Chapin
Lions Club for 12 years and was honored as Lion of the Year in 2010. Bob was a
member of the American Legion for 30 years and recognized for his community
service in 2007.



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Benjamin Broadus Adkins

Location: Greer, SC
January 22, 2022 - Benjamin Broadus Adkins, 89, husband of the late of Evelyn Turner Adkins, passed
away January 22, 2022, at the Pelham Medical Center.

A native of Lyman, South Carolina, son of the late Hughie E. and Coney Williams
Adkins, he was a retired employee of Greenville County, a member of Mount
Lebanon Baptist Church, and a U.S. Air Force veteran.



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William "Bill" Francis Yancey

Location: Greer, SC
January 20, 2022 - William "Bill" Francis Yancey, 84, passed away January 20, 2022.

A native of Clarksville, Virginia; a son of the late Edward Thomas and Ruth
Sizemore Yancey; he was a 1971 graduate of Piedmont Bible College where he
obtained the honor of Outstanding Senior Award; U.S. Army Veteran; former
employee of Roadway Express and of the Baptist faith.



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Ellen Irene Tillotson Rogers

Location: Taylors
January 18, 2022 - Ellen Irene Tillotson Rogers went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior January 18, 2022. Precious memories of her will forever be embedded in our hearts until we meet again in heaven.

A native of Greer, daughter of the late Dennis and Irene Talley Tillotson, she loved teaching children. She taught at Skyland Elementary School for 39 years.

After graduating from Greer High School, she earned her associates degree at Anderson Jr. College and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Furman University.

Mrs. Rogers had a lifelong love of learning. She shared her musical skills by singing in the Anderson Singers, Furman Singers, and the church choir. Ellen was an active member at Taylors First Baptist Church and an active participant with her dearly loved friends in her Ferguson Dorn Sunday School Class.

She was a lovely person always willing to share a smile and kind words. She loved people and made friends wherever she went. Mrs. Rogers was a selfless and tender hearted person who loved to share the message and hope of Jesus Christ with those around her. She was a dedicated wife and mother.



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Doris Belue Boyter

Location: Greer, SC
January 17, 2022 - Doris Belue Boyter, 90, widow of Marvin Boyter, passed away January 17, 2022.

A native of Greer, daughter of the late Walter Handel and Leona Wilson Belue, she was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens and of the Baptist faith.



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Edith "Betsy" Adams Cummings

Location: Greenville
January 13, 2022 - Edith "Betsy" Adams Cummings, 66, passed away January 13, 2022, at Greer Memorial.

Betsy was born on a U.S. Army Base in Germany and was the daughter of the late Raymond J. and Eleanor MacKay Adams, and a member of St. Peter?s Episcopal Church.




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Marie Lois Ross Satterfield

Location: Greenville
January 13, 2022 - Our precious mother, Mary Lois Ross Satterfield, 88, widow of Edwin Morris Satterfield, met her Lord and Saviour on Thursday evening, January 13, 2022.

Our mother is now reunited with our father and her beloved husband. Our precious memories of her will forever be embedded in our hearts until we meet in that perfect place called Heaven.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Andrew Furman and Irene Simmons Ross, she loved fashion and decorating, "House of Interiors" was her business that specialized in custom made draperies.

She was active in her church, Pelham First Baptist Church, where she was involved in Bible studies, served on the benevolence and decorating committees. Lois was an active participant with her dearly loved friends, in the "Merry Makers" Sunday School Class.

She was a genuine person, not only beautiful on the outside, but inside as well. She had a love of life, a smile and sparkle that would light up the room.

Lois never met a stranger. She loved people and made friends wherever she went. Her compassion and kindness were evident by consistently reaching out her hands to help anyone in need.

Lois was an amazing cook. Her hospitality and kitchen were always open to friends and family where a warm, delicious meal was always served.




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Tommy Lee Blackwell

Location: Greer, SC
January 12, 2022 - Tommy Lee Blackwell, 76, native of Greer, South Carolina, husband of Sandra Hawkins Blackwell, passed away on January 12, 2022, at home, surrounded by his family.

Tommy was born in Greer, the son of the late Eldridge (El) Blackwell and Edna Wood Blackwell. He attended Greer High School, was retired professional horse trainer and a member of Apalache Baptist Church.



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Luther McCraw

Location: Greer, SC
January 10, 2022 - Luther McCraw, 72, passed away January 10, 2022.

A native of Inman, South Carolina, son of the late Buford and Jeanette Newman
McCraw, he was a retired employee of Michelin, a member of Mount Pleasant
Baptist Church, and attended Living Way Community Church.



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Hoyt Andrew Swafford, Sr.

Location: Greer, SC
January 7, 2022 - Hoyt Andrew Swafford, Sr., 88, passed away January 7, 2022.

A native of Habersham County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Hubert M.
Swafford Sr. and Mary Shirley Swafford.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, retired general manager for Roane Barker and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

He was lovingly known as Papa H to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His favorite activities included talking about history and shag dancing on the weekends.



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Gerald Rickey Davis

Location: Taylors
January 6, 2022 - Gerald Rickey Davis, 70, passed away January 6, 2022.

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, son of the late Rossie Corbett and Lorraine Jordan Davis, he was a retired employee of Charter Communications and member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.



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John Davidson Johnson, Sr.

Location: Lyman
January 4, 2022 - John David Johnson, Sr., 82, passed away January 4, 2022.

A native of Saluda, North Carolina, son of the late Henry Clayton and Lona Mae Pace Johnson, he was a retired employee of Esso and of the Baptist faith.



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Waymon Rollins

Location: Greer, SC
January 2, 2022 - Waymon "Kilowatt" Rollins, 80, passed away January 2, 2022.

A native of Pickens County; a son of the late William Boyd and Cynthia Inez Stone Rollins; he was owner and operator of Ideal Electric Co.; lifetime member of Cooper Masonic Lodge #282 and Hejaz Shriners.



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Cornelia Lark Steadman

Location: Lyman
January 1, 2022 - Cornelia Lark Steadman, 82, widow of Earl Steadman, passed away January 1,
2022, at her home.

A native of Lyman, South Carolina, daughter of the late Ed and Mozell Cantrell
Lark, she was a homemaker and member of Faith Temple.



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Steven Dewayne Jones

Location: Greer, SC
January 1, 2022 - Steven Dewayne Jones, 73, passed away January 1, 2022.

A native of Greer, son of the late John Roy and Evelyn Alice Quinn Jones, he was a retired employee of Greenville Machinery, of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.




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Donna Ann Tollison

Location: Greer, SC
December 24, 2021 - Donna Ann Tollison, 68, passed away December 24, 2021.

A native of Greer, daughter of the late Donald Perkins and Mildred Ann Turner Jordan, she was a retired employee of BMW and of the Baptist faith.



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Betty Lou Campbell Settle Black

Location: Spartanburg
December 27, 2021 - Betty Lou Campbell Settle Black, 89, widow of Charles Black, passed away December 27, 2021.

A native of Spartanburg; a daughter of the late John and Ellen Plumley Campbell and last surviving member of her immediate family; she was a former employee of Springs Industries; member of Apalache Baptist Church and loved reading.



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William Nix

Location: Taylors
December 24, 2021 - William "Bill" Marvin Nix, 87, passed away December 24, 2021.

A native of Greer, son of the late Elbert and Hazel Dobbins Nix, he was a United States Navy Veteran, a retired truck driver, a member of Northgate Baptist Church and also Bailey Masonic Lodge #146.




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David Edward Sammons, Sr.

Location: Taylors
December 22, 2021 - David Edward Sammons, Sr., 71, passed away December 22, 2021.

A native of Greenville, David is preceded in death by his parents Thaddeus
Edward Sammons, Jr., and Edna Racheal Lollis Sammons. David was a retired
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation employee and a member of Taylors First
Baptist Church.

David was a man who loved the Lord with all his heart, and he allowed everyone
to see that. He loved his country and the men and women who serve and protect it.

One of his proudest accomplishments was being an Air Force veteran.

Family was everything to David. He loved David and Nancy more than everything. He loved being a dad and a grandpa. He also loved spending time with Martha. They shared a lot of trips and adventures together, and she lit up his world.



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Josephine Hudson Bruce

Location: Taylors
December 19, 2021 - Josephine Hudson Bruce, 94, passed away December 19, 2021.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Carter Paul and Ruth Mulligan Hudson, she attended Furman University, was the former Director of Preschool Children's education at Taylors First Baptist Church, and a lifetime member of Taylors First Baptist Church.



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