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James Wellington Blackwell

May 4, 2016 - James Wellington Blackwell, 32, died May 4, 2016 at Spartanburg Medical Center.

A native of Greenville County, son of Francis Judson "Jud" and Sheila Garrett Blackwell of Taylors, James was a 2002 graduate of Blue Ridge High School, where he was a member of the Blue Ridge Corp of Cadets and a member of the tennis team.

He was an employee of D & W Fine Pack, past worshipful master of Tyger Masonic Lodge #190, and of the Baptist faith.

James loved to hunt, fish, ride his motorcycle, line dance, and serve those in need.



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Doris Anne Matthews Pearson

May 3, 2016 - Doris Anne Matthews Pearson, 82, died May 3, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

A native of Lincolnton, Georgia, daughter of the late Milledge Matthews, Sr. and Bessie Bell Ertzberger Matthews, she was a retired employee of Carolina Fashion and a member of Park Place Church of God in Greenville.



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Myrtle Mae Rollins Pittman

May 2, 2016 - Myrtle Mae Rollins Pittman, 93, widow of Steve Pittman, died May 2, 2016, at the home of her son.

A native of Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Hassie McCreedy Rollins, a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, and a retired textile employee.



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James Ralph Clement

April 29, 2016 - James Ralph Clement, 72, of Greer, died peacefully at The Cottages at Brushy Creek on Friday, April 29, 2016 after a battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

He was the loving husband of the late Becky Dowling Clement.

He was the son of the late Warren and Myrtle Clement.

Ralph was a former employee of BellSouth and was a member of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

He was a kind man who loved fishing, Greer High athletics, and spending time with his grandsons.



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Roy Lionel Sellars

April 28, 2016 - Roy Lionel Sellars, 88, widower of Wilma McDade Sellars, died April 28, 2016 at Ashlan Village.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Elbert and Daphanee Henderson Sellars, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII, a retired employee of Lyman Printing and Finishing and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.



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Ann Wyndham McClimon

April 24, 2016 - Ann Wyndham McClimon, 78, died April 24, 2016 at National Health Care.

She was a native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Marvin Lee and Blanche Wyndham McClimon.

She was a former member at Greer First Presbyterian Church and Memorial United Methodist Church and a retired bookkeeper with Price Waterhouse Coopers.



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Vivian Sweet Bruce

April 24, 2016 - Vivian Sweet Bruce, 87, widow of Kenneth Elmer Bruce, died Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the Smith Phayer Hospice House.

A native of Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Rector and Sadie Sweet, a homemaker, and a member of Victor Baptist Church.



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Doris Hipp Fowler

April 22, 2016 - Doris Hipp Fowler, 89, widower of Newton "Junie" Oliver Fowler, died Friday, April 22, 2016, at her home.

A native of Spartanburg, daughter of the late John James and Lida Hendrix Hipp, a retired employee of Startex Mills, with over 40 years of service, and a member of Sharon United Methodist Church.



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Lucille Gilliam Smith

April 22, 2016 - Lucille Gilliam Smith, 89, widow of Rev. A. Howard Smith, died April 22, 2016 at Regional Hospice Home.

A native of Greenville County, she was the daughter of the late James Webb Gilliam and Sudie Gambrell Gilliam, a retired tax preparer and member of Davis Chapel Wesleyan Church.



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Frances Louise Henderson Marlow

April 17, 2016 - Frances Louise Henderson Marlow, 65, widow of Joel Weldon Marlow, died April 17, 2016.

A native of Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Ivan and Louise Clark Henderson, a retired employee of Alice Manufacturing, and was of the Baptist faith.




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Manuel Stephen Bowen

April 17, 2016 - Manuel Stephen Bowen, 66, died April 17, 2016 at his home.

A native of Greenville, son of the late Leon Bowen and Vermell Bowen Rogers, he was an employee of Wood Mortuary, a US Army Veteran and a member of Pacolet Baptist Church.



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Carey Wayne Cobb

April 6, 2016 - Carey Wayne Cobb, 64, died April 6, 2016.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Harold Herman "Bobby" and Bobbie Crain Cobb, he was a former employee of Farrell Chevrolet and a member of Wellford Baptist Church.



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Adelaine Perry Cureton

April 9, 2016 - Adelaine Perry Cureton, 65, died April 9, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Eugene Mack and Thalia Foster Perry, she was a member of West End Baptist Church.



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Ralph Edward Leslie

April 11, 2016 - Ralph Edward Leslie, 74, of 25 Stevenson Road, died April 11, 2016 at Greer Memorial Hospital.

A native of Greenville, son of the late John Marshall and Madge Barnett Leslie, he was a retired employee of Skidmore Builders and a member of Wrenn Memorial Baptist Church.



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Billy Joe Stewart, Jr.

April 9, 2016 - Billy Joe Stewart, Jr., 70, died April 9, 2016 at Greenville Memorial.

A native of Greenville County, he was a son of the late Billy Joe Stewart, Sr. and Pauline Hammond Cooley, a US National Guard veteran, and a member of Fairview Baptist Church, where he was a past chairman of the Board of Deacons.

He was a former member and President of the Greer Hospital Community Board; a member of the Greer Lion's Club; was a member and former President of the Greer Touchdown Club and the Greer High School Booster Club; a graduate of Greer High School, where he was a Star Athlete in three sports; and member of the Greer High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

He was a former Vice President of Duke Power Merchandising and an employee of Universal Purchasing.



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John Benjamin Mason

April 1, 2016 - John Benjamin Mason, 90, born January 22, 1926, entered his heavenly home on April 1, 2016 from Greenville Memorial.

A native of Greenville, he was a son of the late Edward Smiley and Edna Neely Mason, a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, where in younger years he had held several offices in the church.

He was a graduate of Robinson Business College and North Greenville Junior College.

He had a career in textile management with Burlington Industries for 30 years.

He was a 50-year member of the Bailey Masonic Lodge # 146. John was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran.



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Sarah Poole Martin

April 2, 2016 - Sarah Poole Martin, 90, of Greer, died April 2, 2016.

A native of Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Irene Hughey Poole, a homemaker and member of Fairview Baptist Church.



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Pastor Richard Ervin Barney

March 29, 2016 - Pastor Richard Ervin Barney, 82, died March 29, 2016 at Southern Oaks Assisted Living.

A native of Esko, Minnesota, son of the late George and Hennie Stenroos Barney, he was a retired minister having served the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for over 21 years and Minneapolis for 5 years and served many years in foreign mission work.

Pastor Barney was a member of Eastside Apostolic Lutheran Church.



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Matthew Eugene Whitman

March 19, 2016 - Matthew Eugene Whitman, 32, died March 19, 2016.

A native of Greenville County, a son of Brenda Shirley Whitman Taylor of Greenville and Darrell Eugene Whitman of Simpsonville.


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Ray McElhannon

March 25, 2016 - Ray McElhannon, 69, died March 25, 2016 at his home.

A native of Athens, GA, he was a son of the late Harvey David and Velma Louise Alford McElhannon, a superintendent/foreman with Winn-Dixie warehouse for 31 years and of the Baptist faith.



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