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Judy Ann Jackson Wooten

Location: Taylors
August 7, 2020 - Judy Ann Jackson Wooten, 70, widow of Billy Joe Wooten, Sr., passed away August 7, 2020 at her home.

A native of Greenville County, a daughter of the late Paul Jethro and Bessie Lois Thomason Jackson, she was a retired employee of Bausch & Lomb and the Cottages at Brushy Creek.



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Beaulah Aileen Tate Snyder Cottonaro

Location: Greer, SC
August 6, 2020 - Beulah Aileen Tate Snyder Cottonaro, 95, widow of Albert J. Cottonaro, went home for a huge reuniting of friends and family with the Lord, August 6, 2020.

A native of Greer, daughter of the late William Ethel and Beulah Moore Tate, she was a retired employee of Community Cash and was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg.

She was also predeceased by her first husband, Dan Snyder, Sr.

"Grammie" loved Jesus, her son, her grandchildren but MOST of all, her great-grands. She spoiled and loved us all. Aileen epitomized the portrait of I Corinthians 13:4-8: Patience, kindness, love ... that was Grammie and she will be greatly missed. See you later, Grammie!



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Kelly Campbell Ballew

Location: Greenville
August 7, 2020 - Kelly Campbell Ballew, 55, passed away on August 7, 2020.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of Farroll Lecil and Peggy Smith Campbell of Inman, she was a 1982 Riverside High School graduate and a homemaker.



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Brenda Faye Wooten Bishop

Location: Greer, SC
July 31, 2020 - Brenda Faye Wooten Bishop, 68, passed away July 31, 2020.

A native of Greer, daughter of the late Woodrow and Gladys Ponder Wooten, she was a retired employee of Springs Industries.



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John Albert Simmons

Location: Greer, SC
August 3, 2020 - John Albert Simmons, husband of the late Nancy Kendrick Simmons, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in his home on the morning of Monday, August 3rd, 2020.

Born on July 15th, 1929 in Surrey, England, John survived the London Blitz and emigrated to the U.S. in 1952. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and obtained his citizenship before serving a tour of duty in Korea.

After his service to his country, John settled in his new home in the Upstate of South Carolina where he became a successful businessman, entrepreneur, and land surveyor for many national and international corporations that settled in the Upstate.

Soon after arriving in the Upstate, John was quickly smitten with a young Furman student, Nancy Kendrick. The two were married November 14, 1958 for 61 years.

John was actively involved in his adopted community, taking an active role at both Memorial United Methodist Church and later at Greer First Baptist Church.

He also served as a board member and longtime volunteer with Greer Community Ministries. A consummate storyteller, he was always willing to make time to share a story, a laugh, or to brighten someone's day.

John was predeceased by his three brothers and two sisters.



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Dr. Joel Hill Fisher

Location: Greer, SC
August 4, 2020 - Dr. Joel Hill Fisher, 79, passed away on August 4, 2020 at Greenville Memorial Hospital from a massive heart attack.

He was a native of Gastonia, NC and a son of the late Rev. Robert Grant Fisher and Nina Mae Hill Fisher.

Mr. Fisher was a former member of Taylors First Baptist Church.

Joel graduated from Carson-Newman University and earned a doctorate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

He pastored churches in Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Dillon, SC.

He was a great sports fan, having played and coached. He was a lifelong Tennessee Volunteers fan.

His other passion was western movies.

Joel was married to Amelia Lorene Fisher for 27 years. They were not only married, they were best friends.



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Michael 'Mike' Earl Wilson

Location: Greer, SC
August 4, 2020 - "Michael ?Mike" Earl Watson, 68, passed away August 4, 2020.

A native of Greer, he was the son of the late Lloyd Earl and Bernice Mabel Steading Watson.



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Hallie Rae Scruggs-McLees

Location: Greer, SC
August 3, 2020 - Hallie Rae Scruggs-McLees, twenty months old, passed away August 3, 2020.

A native of Greenville, infant daughter of Shawn Dane McLees and Aimee Paulette Scruggs-McLees of Greer.



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Jimmie Ruth Robbins Jones

Location: Greer, SC
August 1, 2020 - Jimmie Ruth Robbins Jones, 86, passed away August 1, 2020.

A native of Lee County, Virginia, daughter of the late Nelson and Dora Carroll Robbins, she was a retired employee of Springs Mill and was of the Church of God faith.



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Dolores "Dodie" Femer Anderson

Location: Greer, SC
July 29, 2020 - Dolores "Dodie" Femer Anderson

Dolores "Dodie" Femer Anderson, 92, passed away peacefully at her home on July 29, 2020.

Born in Forest Park, Illinois on May 12, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Randine Femer who were Norwegian immigrants.

Dodie was predeceased by her husband, Robert (Bob) W. Anderson, and her great grandson, John Dalton Slick.



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Evelyn Hortense McCoy Searcy

Location: Taylors
July 29, 2020 - Evelyn Hortense McCoy Searcy, 90, widow of William Horace Searcy, passed away July 29, 2020.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Thomas Roy and Lina Jones McCoy, she was a homemaker and a member of Oneal Baptist Church for 59 years.



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Jerry Leon Burnett

Location: Greenville
July 28, 2020 - Jerry Leon Burnett, 75, passed away July 28, 2020.

A native of Greer, son of the late Walter Burnett, Sr. and Agatha Plumley Burnett, he was of the Baptist faith.



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Doris Jean Riddle Campbell

Location: Greer, SC
July 26, 2020 - Doris Jean Riddle Campbell, 91, widow of Robert Edward Campbell, Sr., passed away July 26, 2020.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late James and Josie Greer Riddle, she was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens Taylors Plant, former employee of Greenville County Schools and a member of Victor Baptist Church.



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Carolyn Russell Dorris

Location: Greer, SC
July 26, 2020 - Carolyn Russell Dorris, 74, passed away July 26, 2020.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Lewis Albert and Osie Mae Patterson Russell, she was a Notary of Public, licensed real estate agent and an entrepreneur.



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Joseph Kenneth Talley, Sr.

Location: Greer, SC
July 25, 2020 - Joseph Kenneth Talley, Sr., 91, widower of Sara Jean Langley Talley, passed away July 25, 2020.

A native of Greer, he was a son of the late Joseph Arthur and Lula B. Runion Talley; a retired employee of Cranston Print Works; a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War; a former Minister of Music of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Landrum as well as other Baptist churches and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.



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David Earl Pittman

Location: Honea Path
July 24, 2020 - David Earl Pittman, 80, passed away July 24, 2020.

A native of Greer, son of the late Steve and Myrtle Mae Rollins Pittman, he was a retired employee of Reliance Electric, of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.



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David Stephen Davis

Location: Greer, SC
July 21, 2020 - David Stephen "Steve" Davis passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on July 21, 2020 at the age of 72.

Steve was born in 1948 to David Varias and Maudie Pearl Rogers Davis in Greer, South Carolina.

He graduated from Greer High School and Clemson University. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a retired engineer for Michelin and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.



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Matt Phillips Joliff

Location: Greer, SC
July 21, 2020 - Matt Phillips Jolliff, 63, passed away on July 21, 2020.

A native of Louisburg, NC, son of the late Jesse Spotswood Jolliff, Sr. and Lulu Little Atkinson Jolliff, he was a retired employee of Hanson Aggregates and a member of Taylors First Baptist Church.



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Maria Feldbusch Murray

Location: Boiling Springs
July 21, 2020 - Maria Feldbusch Murray, 92, widow of Lawrence R. Murray, passed away July 21, 2020.

A native of Grünberg, Germany, daughter of the late Seibert and Bertha Deitz Feldbusch, she was a retired seamstress.



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Grayson 'Gary' Sanders

Location: Greer, SC
Grayson "Gray" William Sanders, infant son of William Laurens Sanders and Jessica Plumley Sanders, passed away July 17, 2020.

Also surviving are his paternal grandfather, Randy Sanders (Margaret Sanders); paternal grandmother, Angela Davis (George Davis); maternal grandfather, Craig Plumley; maternal grandmother, Lori Price; paternal great-grandfather, Bill Henderson; paternal great-grandmother, Gail Collins; maternal great-grandfather, Clint Plumley; and maternal great-grandmother, Lula Price.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date to celebrate his life.

Memorials may be made to March of Dimes, 3 Jervey Ave., Greenville, SC 29607 or to the Baby Grayson "Gray" Sanders GoFundMe Account.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com


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