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Henry Earl Tooley

December 3, 2016 - Henry Earl Tooley, 73, died December 3, 2016 at his home.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Clintie and Cornelia Hollingsworth Tooley, he was a retired employee of BMW and of the Baptist faith.



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Haylee Nichole Cantrell

November 29, 2016 - Haylee Nichole Cantrell, 16, passed away November 29, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.

A native of Greenville county, daughter of Shane and Tina Howard Cantrell of Greer, she was a student at Travelers Rest High School and of the Baptist faith.



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Billy Leon McGregor

November 21, 2016 - Billy "Bill" Leon McGregor, 87, died Nov. 21, 2016 at Brushy Creek Cottages.

A native of Greenville County, he was a retired AT&T employee, a U.S. Marine Corps Korean War Veteran and a member of Praise Cathedral.

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Doris Mae Stead

November 20, 2016 - Doris May Stead, 85, died Nov. 20, 2016 at her home.

A native of Washington, DC, daughter of the late Clark and Grace Shelton May, she was a real estate agent in Fairfax, VA, and a member of Taylors First Baptist Church.


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Doris May Stead

November 20, 2016 - Doris May Stead, 85, died Nov. 20, 2016 at her home.

A native of Washington, DC, daughter of the late Clark and Grace Shelton May, she was a real estate agent in Fairfax, Virginia and a member of Taylors First Baptist Church.


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James Harold Smith

November 18, 2016 - James Harold Smith, 94, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016, at McCall Hospice House.

A native of Spartanburg County, he was a son of the late Andrew Clyde and Kate Cox Smith; a former employee of J.P. Stevens, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and of the Baptist faith.



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Diane Allison Morgan

November 17, 2016 - Diane Allison Morgan, 48, passed away November 17, 2016 at Hillcrest Memorial Hospital.

A native of Greer, she was the daughter of Julius A. Morgan, Jr. and Cay Terrill Morgan of Greer, and was of the Assembly of God Faith.



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William G. (Sonny) Boroughs

November 13, 2016 - William G. (Sonny) Boroughs, 80, passed away on November 13, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Boroughs was born in Barhamsville, Virginia to the late David and Margaret Zawodny Boroughs.

He was married to Delores H. Boroughs, he served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Winn-Dixie. Sonny was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church and was known for the Sonny's B.B.Q. at Big Thursday and the vegetables he shared.



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Mary Magdeline Sweezy Bates

November 12, 2016 - Mary Magdeline Sweezy Bates, 87, awoke in the arms of her Lord and Savior on November 12, 2016. She always loved a beautiful sunrise.

Mary always said that no work of art could compare to the handiwork of God.

Although she loved her family and friends, she longed to go to her
Heavenly Home and was reunited with her beloved, husband, John, in addition to other family members.

Born in Greenwood, Mary was the daughter of the late James Edward Sweezy and Sallie Hoxit Sweezy.

She was a beloved mother, Mimi, sister, aunt, and friend. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved of her family dearly.

Mary was a charter member of Praise Cathedral.



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Martha "Mot" Jane Campbell Hill

November 11, 2016 - Martha "Mot" Jane Campbell Hill, 78, passed away on November 11, 2016 at The Cottages at Brushy Creek.

A native of Greer, daughter of the late George H. and Earline M. Blanton Campbell, she was a homemaker and a member of Apalache Baptist Church.



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Scott E. Holtzclaw

November 11, 2016 - Scott E. Holtzclaw, 66, died November 11, 2016 at his home.

A native of Statesville, N.C., son of the late Clyde and Patricia Borden Holtzclaw, he was a Real Estate broker associate and of the Baptist faith.

Scott was a loving husband and father, he was very dedicated to his work.

Mr. Holtzclaw was passionate for his fellow man, he had a kind heart and always saw the best in people.

He was an avid Gamecock fan and he will be dearly missed, gone but never forgotten.



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Lillian Dolores Bruce Epperly

November 8, 2016 - Lillian Dolores Bruce Epperly, 90, widow of Raymond Emmit Epperly, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016. They were married for 61 years.

Born in Fairmont, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Madaline Davis Bruce Sholl and Genessee Bruce, a homemaker and member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Dolores worked as an assistant to decorators at Lazarus in Columbus, Ohio.



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Michael Anthony Semones, Sr.

November 6, 2016 - Michael Anthony Semones, Sr., 69, died November 6, 2016.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late James Kent and Frances Corene Bridges Semones, he was the former owner of Single Source Supply and a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.



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Rev. Francis Keels

November 5, 2016 - Rev. Francis "Frank" Craig Keels, 65, passed away November 5, 2016.

A native of Pinewood, South Carolina, he was a son of Sarah Reid Keels of Pinewood, South Carolina and the late W.R. Keels, Jr.

Rev. Keels was a retired Southern Baptist Minister having served the following churches: Spears Creek Baptist Church, Columbia; Ashley Heights Baptist Church, North Charleston; Hopewell Baptist Church, Parkers Ferry, South Carolina; Cheraw Baptist Church, Cheraw; First Baptist Church, Morrisville, North Carolina; Clearview Baptist Church, Charleston; Westside Baptist Church, Greenwood; Rosewood Baptist Church, Columbia; Cornerstone Baptist Church, St. Cloud, Florida; and Abner Creek Baptist Church, Greer.

He was the founder of Frank Keels Evangelistic Association, served on the Board of South Carolina Baptist Convention and Greer Baptist Association.

Rev. Keels served as an International Missionary in Africa, Indonesia, Korea and Russia.

He was a member of Burnsview Baptist Church, Greer.



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Tamera Angeline Newell Somers

November 4, 2016 - Tamera Angeline Newell Somers, 75, went to be with the Lord on November 4, 2016.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Angeline moved constantly as a child, finally settling in Spartanburg, SC; later moving to Greenville working for Guest Studio as office manager and photographer.

She was a daughter of the late William H. and Dorothy Hix Newell, a housewife, was of the Baptist faith, and served as hostess for First Baptist Church of Greer for many years.

Angeline was a friend to all and an avid tennis player.



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Mildred Catherine Weston

October 30, 2016 - Mildred Catherine Smith Weston, 89, widow of Rev. John H. Weston entered Heaven's gates Oct. 30, 2016.

Born April 17, 1927 to the late Swinton Soloman and Mary Elizabeth Brissey Smith. Mildred served alongside her husband in the ministry in early years as an evangelist and then in pastoring churches in Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina. They were charter members of Praise Cathedral Church of God.



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Mary Lou Plemmons Galloway

October 30, 2016 - Mary Lou Plemmons Galloway, 94, widow of the late Rev. John Vernon Galloway, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016.

A native of Piedmont, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Evie Bryant Plemmons, a homemaker and member of the College Park Church of God of Prophecy.



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Margaret "Jeannie" P. Henson

October 26, 2016 - Margaret "Jeannie" P. Henson, 82, formerly of Lyman, SC, widow of Garold "Bud" Henson, died Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Born in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Carl Pruitt, Sr. and Eula Hall Pruitt.

She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Greer, SC, retired from Raycord Corp. and ADO Corp.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She loved her Lord and set the example for those around her of love, forgiveness and giving.

After her retirement, she was always on the go. She loved to hand quilt with the ladies at Lyman First Baptist Church.

She volunteered her time at The Warehouse, The Middle Tyger Community Center where she was a Volunteer of the Year and various other organizations.



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Skyla Marie Forcier

October 25, 2016 - Skyla Marie Forcier, 8 years old, passed away on Oct. 25, 2016.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of Brian Paul Forcier and Shannon Marie Coponen Forcier of the home, she was a 3rd-grade student at Mountain View Elementary School and attended Eastside Apostolic Lutheran Church.





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James Michael Owens

October 23, 2016 - James Michael Owens, 61, died October 23, 2016 at the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

A native of Greer, he was the son of the late James Daniel and Mary Hazel Hawkins Owens, and was of the Christian faith.

Mr. Owens was a 1973 graduate of Greer High School, a former employee of J.P. Stevens, Taylors plant, and a current employee of Wal-Mart, Greer.



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