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Janie Henderson Ross

August 31, 2013 - Janie Henderson Ross, 80, widow of Samuel David Weaver, died August 31, 2013 at the Laurel Baye Health Care in Greenville, SC.

A native of Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Paul and Hattie Virginia Roe Henderson, a retired employee of Lyman Printing and Finishing, and a member of Praise Cathedral.



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Verna Mae McGaffic

August 30, 2013 - Verna Mae McGaffic, age 94 passed away August 30th at NHC Mauldin.

She was born in New Castle, PA July 24, 1919 to Roy E. and Agnes McGaffic. She was pre-deceased by a brother, Roy E. McGaffic, Jr and a sister-in-law, Juanita L. McGaffic.

Verna Mae retired from Pennsylvania Power Company where she was employed as a secretary. During her employment she also was a dedicated caregiver to her parents.

Once retired she moved to Holiday, Florida where she lived until 1989; after the death of her mother she moved to Greenville, SC to be with her only brother, Roy. The joy of her life was her little dog "Baby".

She was a member of Lee Road Baptist Church and a member of the Roy McGaffic Sunday School Class, as well as an active member of the Pelham Estates Garden Club.


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Carrie (Girley) Center Hughes

August 28, 2013 - Carrie (Girley) Center Hughes, 95, of 1567 North Highway 101, widow of Tandy Willie (T.W.) Hughes, died August 28, 2013 at Alpha Health and Rehab.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late John Malcolm and Elizabeth Fisher Center, she was a Homemaker and of the Baptist faith.



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Norma Heaherly

August 25, 2013 - Norma Heatherly, 71, of 207 Scottswood Road, died August 25, 2013 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

A native of Transylvania County, North Carolina, daughter of Ressie Mae Jenkins Whitmire Wilson of Greenville and the late Hubert Whitmire, she was a retired employee of South Carolina Bank & Trust and a member of Taylors First Baptist Church.



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Thomas Joe McCoy, Jr.

August 22, 2013 - Thomas Joe McCoy, Jr., 72, of 258 Clearview Circle, died August 22, 2013 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Thomas Joe McCoy, Sr., and Ruth Pittman McCoy, he was a U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran, who served on The USS Midway, CV-41 and a member of El Bethel Baptist Church.

Mr. McCoy was a Boy Scout Master for Troop 144 for over 30 years in Wellford, S.C.



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Kenneth Forrester

August 24, 2013 - Kenneth Forrester, 74, of 515 Barnett Road, died August 24, 2013 at Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills.

A native of Greenville, son of the late Roy and Bessie Turner Forrester, he was a retired employee of Jackson & Jackson Mills and a member of Fews Chapel United Methodist Church.

Mr. Forrester was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the Bailey Masonic Lodge #146, The Scottish Rite and the Hejaz Shrine Temple.


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Ralph Bernard Dewley

August 19, 2013 - Ralph Bernard Dewley, 71, of 111 Spruce Avenue, died August 19, 2013 at Village Hospital.

A native of Fort Fairfield, Maine, son of the late Lewis and Eliza Jane Ruff Dewley, he was a U.S. Army Veteran, a retired employee of General Motors, and of the Baptist faith.


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Carolyn Barbare Ledford

August 19, 2013 - Carolyn Barbare Ledford, 61, of 6540 Mtn. View Road, Taylors, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 19, 2013.

Carolyn was the daughter of the late Roscoe C. and Suzie Inez Waldrop and was born in Greenville, SC on October 17, 1951. She was a member of Open Door Christian Fellowship.

She was the loving wife of RC Ledford for 44 years.


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Margaret Leonhardt Brannon

August 19, 2013 - Margaret Leonhardt Brannon, 88, widow of William ?Bill? Roy Brannon, died August 19, 2013 at Sterling House.

A native of Union County, daughter of the late Thomas Lawrence and Ethel Kingsmore Leonhardt, she was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens and a member of Victor Baptist Church.



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Broadus Bailey Dobson

August 18, 2013 - Broadus Bailey Dobson, 88, a lifelong resident of Greer, went to be with the Lord August 18, 2013.

Born August 29, 1924, to Alvin Charles and Irene Bailey Dobson, Broadus graduated from Greer High and attended Clemson University.

He was the owner of BB Dobson Used Cars for over forty-five years. He served as a Greer city councilman for 16 years and was committed to his hometown.

Broadus was a devoted life-long member of Memorial United Methodist Church. He demonstrated his love for his church through his service. He was a faithful member of the Ballenger-Duncan Sunday School Class, a lay speaker, active in mission work, and served on numerous committees.

In the days before his passing he was presented the United Methodist Church, Special Mission Recognition Award by the United Methodist Women.

Broadus?s life was a testament to his conviction: "Service to humanity is the best work of life. It gives me meaning and purpose."




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Travis Ellenburg

August 17, 2013 - Travis "Ed" Edward Ellenburg, 87, of 113 Carolina Avenue, died August 17, 2013 at his home.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Fred R. and Essie Wright Ellenburg, he was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Marines, a retired Sergeant Major with the U.S. National Guard and a member of Harmony Fellowship.



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William Dennis Ellenburg

August 16, 2013 - William Dennis Ellenburg, 86, of Travelers Rest, died August 16, 2013 at the McCall Hospice House.

A native of Greenville County, he was a son of the late William B. and Erna Roper Ellenburg, a retired employee of Reeves Brothers Manufacturing, a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, attended Holland Park Church of Christ, and was a long time member of El Bethel Baptist Church, Greer, SC. His first wife was the late Edith Stokes Ellenburg.

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Frances Jones Ashmore

August 16, 2013 - Frances Jones Ashmore, 91, formerly of 3 Brook Street, widow of Leon Edward Ashmore, died August 16, 2013 at Magnolia Manor.

A native of Columbia, daughter of the late Dr. Oscar L. and Alma McNeil Jones, she was a graduate of Furman University formerly known as Greenville Womens College, a retired employee of T.C. Bearies and a member of Burnsview Baptist Church.

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Irene Kuykendall Johnson

August 15, 2013 - Irene Kuykendall Johnson, 86, of Startex, widow of James Ralph Johnson, died August 15, 2013.

A native of Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Charles P. and Fleeta Ayers Kuykendall, a homemaker and member of Startex United Methodist Church.



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C.C. Caldwell

August 13, 2013 - C.C. Caldwell of Montreat, NC, formerly of Greer, SC, died on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Hawthorne Inn, Greenville, SC.

He was born in Sharon Township, Mecklenburg County, NC, October 14, 1928, to Mary Edna Galloway and Samuel Bunyan Caldwell. His wife was the late Harriet Pressly Smith Caldwell.

Mr. Caldwell was a graduate of Sharon High School, Presbyterian Junior College, Presbyterian College, Erskine Theological Seminary, and Appalachian State University.

After serving as a Presbyterian minister for a decade, he taught seventh grade in the Greenville County School District for 26 years. He was a charter member of the Palmetto State Teachers' Association.

He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Greer where he served as both elder and deacon, and recently joined the Montreat Presbyterian Church, PCUSA Montreat, NC.

He belonged the Montreat Scottish Society, the Friends of Music at Montreat College, and the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Also, he was a member of the Kerr Clan and the Clan Morrison Society of North America.

As a teacher, Mr. Caldwell accompanied students and parents on study trips throughout the Eastern United States and Europe. As participants in the American Host Program for many years, the Caldwells opened their home; so European teachers could experience daily life in the US.

Among his many other interests were beekeeping, gardening, history, and genealogy. Additionally, Mr. Caldwell built and installed hundreds of bluebird houses, helping to restore this bird in the Carolinas.


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E.J. Oliver

August 11, 2013 - E.J. Oliver, 89, formerly of 210 West James Street, widower of Bobbie Jo White Oliver, went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2013 at Ashlan Village.

A native of Greer, son of the late Early and Dora King Oliver, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, a retired employee of Hoechst Celanese, and a member of Southside Baptist Church.



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Jean Dunn Jacobsen

August 11, 2013 - Jean Dunn Jacobsen, 87, died August 11, 2013 at Hawthorne Inn.

A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, daughter of the late Iguatius and Edna Rhein Dunn, she was a retired employee of International Paper and of the Methodist faith.



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Emily Marie Dempsey Bridwell

August 9, 2013 - Emily Marie Dempsey Bridwell, 90, widow of Perry George Bridwell, of 201 Ridgewood Drive, died August 9, 2013 at the National Health Care in Greer.

A native of Greer, she was a daughter of the late Robert Rabbi and Mary Louise Griffin Dempsey, a retired employee of Milliken Research Corp. and member of Victor Baptist Church.



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Sarah Louise Edwards Babb

August 4, 2013 - Sarah Louise Edwards Babb, 87, widow of Clinton Odell Babb, died August 4, 2013 at Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Esley C. and Maggie Radford Edwards, she was a retired employee of Steel Heddle for 35 years, a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star.



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Amanda Carole Sheridan

August 1, 2013 - Amanda Carole Sheridan, 27, of 117 Cone St., Lot #4, died August 1, 2013 at her home.

A native of Greenville County, a daughter of Harold Sheridan of Greer and Patricia Cannada Rabon of Greenville, she was a homemaker and member of Pebble Creek Baptist Church.



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