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Thomas and Wilma King

Location: Greer, SC
June 5, 2019 - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Monroe King passed away on June 5 and June 10, 2019, respectfully.

They had been married for sixty two years.

Tom was a graduate of East Tennessee State University where he majored in Physical Education. He was a member of the ETSU football team where he excelled as an offensive guard and defensive tackle.

He had been a member of Army ROTC even in high school. He enlisted in the United States Army after college and he received the rank of Major.

Over the years he taught and coached as well as worked in sales and as a Terminal Manager for Mason and Dixon Trucking, Smith Transfer, Colonial Freight and Overnight Transportation.

He loved raising Angus cattle, judging horse shows and spending time with his family.

Wilma attended East Tennessee State University where she studied Secretarial Science.

For many years she was a secretary and bookkeeper for The School District of Greenville County.

Much of her time was spent working at Simpsonville Elementary and Bryson Middle School.

She also worked at The Biltmore House as a greeter, a job that suited her vivacious personality.

She loved her dogs, going out to eat, fashion, shopping and the beach. She made many of her best friends while living in Poinsettia in Simpsonville, SC. She leaves behind her beloved Korgi Boscoe.






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Thomas and Wilma King

Location: Greer, SC
June 5, 2019 - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Monroe King passed away on June 5 and June 10, 2019, respectfully.

They had been married for sixty two years.

Tom was a graduate of East Tennessee State University where he majored in Physical Education. He was a member of the ETSU football team where he excelled as an offensive guard and defensive tackle.

He had been a member of Army ROTC even in high school. He enlisted in the United States Army after college and he received the rank of Major.

Over the years he taught and coached as well as worked in sales and as a Terminal Manager for Mason and Dixon Trucking, Smith Transfer, Colonial Freight and Overnight Transportation.

He loved raising Angus cattle, judging horse shows and spending time with his family.

Wilma attended East Tennessee State University where she studied Secretarial Science.

For many years she was a secretary and bookkeeper for The School District of Greenville County.

Much of her time was spent working at Simpsonville Elementary and Bryson Middle School.

She also worked at The Biltmore House as a greeter, a job that suited her vivacious personality.

She loved her dogs, going out to eat, fashion, shopping and the beach. She made many of her best friends while living in Poinsettia in Simpsonville, SC. She leaves behind her beloved Korgi Boscoe.






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Thelma Jean Fox Keller

Location: Duncan
June 8, 2019 - Thelma Jean Fox Keller, 81, passed away on June 8, 2019 at her home.

A native of Charlotte, NC, daughter of the late J.D. Fox and Pauline Robinson, she was a retired employee of Watkins Motor Line and a member of Duncan First Baptist Church.



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James Franklin Ford

Location: Greer, SC
June 10, 2019 - James Franklin Ford, 77, passed away on June 10, 2019 at his home.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Louis White and Mary Jane Grubbs Ford, he was a retired employee of Hickory Springs Manufacturing, a US Army Veteran and a member of Burnsview Baptist Church.



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Peggy Barnett Forrester Jarrell

Location: Greer, SC
June 8, 2019 - Peggy "Theo" Barnett Forrester Jarrell, 88, widow of William Ralph Jarrell, passed away June 8, 2019.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Rufus Lawrence and Bertha Barton Barnett, she was a retired employee of Taylors Fire & Sewer and a member of Locust Hill Baptist Church.



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Betty Brady Whitmire

Location: Spartanburg
June 2, 2019 - Betty, our loving mother, Mema, and friend, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital at the age of 86.

She was born in Landrum, SC on January 2, 1933 to Melvin and Cora Brady.

She married Glenn Harvey Whitmire in 1953 who preceded her in death in 2000.

Betty lived a full life as a beloved wife, wonderful mother, and homemaker, all while working as a Sales Manager at Goodyear Tire for 29 years.

She was a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ and member of First Baptist Lyman.

She dedicated her life to the Lord and serving others.



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Margie Cleo Mills Elder

Location: Greer, SC
June 2, 2019 - Margie Cleo Mills Elder, 91, widow of William Guy Elder, passed away on June 2, 2019 at her home.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Thomas P. and Hettie Mae Pittman Mills, she was a retired employee of Uniroyal and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.



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Janice Fay Meade

Location: Landrum
June 2, 2019 - Janice Fay "Nanny" Fleenor Meade, 78, widow of Raymond Lee Meade, passed away June 2, 2019.

A native of Nickelsville, Virginia, daughter of the late Fred M. and Margaret Francisco Fleenor, she was a retired employee of Springs Industries and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.



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Danny Allan Gray

Location: Greer, SC
June 1, 2019 - Danny Allan Gray, 60, passed away June 1, 2019.

A native of Greenville County, son of Bonnie Dunlap Gray of the home and the late Edward Gray, he was a member of Resurrection Church.



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Martha Elvira Jones Ponder

Location: Greer, SC
May 31, 2019 - Martha Elvira Jones Ponder, 91, passed away May 31, 2019.

A native of Spartanburg County, a daughter of the late Lemuel Lafayette and Pearl Genobles Jones, she was a former sales associate of Meyers Arnold Department Store and member of Liberty Hill Methodist Church.



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William 'Bill' Marion Aiken, Jr.

Location: Greer, SC
May 29, 2019 - William "Bill" Marion Aiken, Jr., 78, passed away on May 29, 2019.

A native of Langley, son of the late William Marion Aiken, Sr. and Dorothy Matheny Aiken, he was a retired employee of AB Beverage, a US Air Force Veteran and a member of Advent United Methodist Church.



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Kathryn Harley Belmont

Location: Spartanburg
May 30, 2019 - Kathryn Harley Belmont, 102, widow of Harold Nicholas Belmont, passed away on May 30, 2019.

A native of Holly Springs, daughter of the late Broadus Furman and Sallie Bruce Harley, she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church Spartanburg.



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Tipp Forrester Lasseter

Location: Greer, SC
May 28, 2019 - Tipp Forrester Lasseter, 69, passed away on May 28, 2019 at his home.

A native of Dothan, AL, son of Carolyn Dean Lasseter and the late Cecil Tipp Lasseter, he was a retired employee for McKinney Dodge and of the Baptist faith.



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Dr. Richard Allen Stedry

Location: Greer, SC
May 28, 2019 - Dr. Richard "Dick?"Allen Stedry, 75, passed away May 28, 2019.

A native of Chicago, Illinois and later Greer, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Albert Rudolph and Marjorie Michelson Stedry; he was a retired School Administrator of Kent School District and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Greer.



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Mark Anderson Brown

Location: Greer, SC
May 26, 2019 - Mark Anderson Brown, 62, passed away on May 26, 2019.

A native of Newnan, GA, son of Patricia Walls Brown of Newnan, GA
and the late Sample Duncan Brown, he was a business consultant for a
steel company and of the Methodist Faith.



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Carl Rayford Smith

Location: Greer, SC
May 27, 2019 - Carl Rayford Smith, 84, husband of the late Kathleen Elizabeth Lawson Smith and Mildred McCall Smith, passed away May 27, 2019.

A native of Spartanburg County, a son of the late Thomas Aubrey and Mattie Lee Roddy Smith, he was a retired employee of Southern Weaving and a member of Pelham Church of God of Prophecy.



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Shirley Burrell Williams

Location: Greer, SC
May 26, 2019 - Shirley Burrell Williams, 83, widow of Ray Williams, passed away May 26, 2019.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Lucille Wade Burrell, she was a retired employee of Springs Industries Lyman Plant, and a member of Victor Baptist Church.






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Steven William Oliver, Sr.

Location: Laurens
May 24, 2019 - Steven William Oliver Sr., passed away on May 24, 2019 at the age of 67.

Steve was a loving father and the best grandfather that ever was.

Steve loved to stir up trouble and have the last word; traits that carried him from his days at Duncan Elementary to his last day on earth. As much as he loved to kid and aggravate, he also loved to provide and care for those he cherished.

After his graduation from Byrnes High School, Steve worked hard and eventually put himself through Clemson University, where he earned a degree in Forestry.

He started his own business, Apalache Land and Timber, where he met many clients who quickly became lifelong friends.

When he wasn't surrounded by trees, Steve could be found cheering on his beloved Clemson Tigers, working on his property with his dogs by his side, enjoying happy hour at the Piedmont Club, or spending time with his best friend, his granddaughter Mary Helen.



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Debra Sue Bradley Offhaus

Location: Greer, SC
May 24, 2019 - Debra Sue Bradley Offhaus, 62, passed away May 24, 2019.

A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Glen Horace and Myrtle Irene Cole Bradley, she was a homemaker and member of Selma Baptist Church.



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David Bruce Durham

Location: Greer, SC
May 25, 2019 - David Bruce Durham, 57, passed away May 25, 2019.

A native of Greenville, SC, he was a son of Frances Ellen Jenkins Durham of Greer and the late Kenneth Wayne Durham, he was self-employed and a member of Washington Baptist Church.



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