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Rev. Fred Hammett Brown

Location: Greer, SC
February 10, 2015 - Rev. Fred Hammett Brown, 85, of Greer, SC died Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Greenville, SC.

Son of Fred H. and Venity Hammett Brown, he was born into a loving Christian family on February 10, 1930 and grew up in the Cedar Spring Community of Spartanburg, SC.

He received a call to Gospel ministry while a member of Cedar Springs Baptist Church at the age of 20, and he went on to graduate from Mars Hill Junior College, Furman University, and Southern Baptist Seminary in pursuit of the Lord?s will for his life.

He enthusiastically pastored New Hope Baptist Church in Cross Anchor, SC, served as Associate Pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC, and pastored Northwood Baptist Church in Greer, SC and First Baptist Church in Dillon, SC before retiring and serving as Interim Pastor of Double Springs Baptist Church and of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church of Greer.

A member of Taylors First Baptist Church, he diligently loved others by excelling in many varied ministries both inside and outside the church, leaving a legacy of faithfulness to all that had the privilege of seeing Jesus shining through his life.

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Pauline E. Dixon

Location: Greer, SC
February 22, 2015 - Pauline E. Dixon, 82, beloved wife for 61 years to John A. Dixon died February 22, 2015 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Waterville, Maine January 22, 1933, the daughter of Paul W. and Alice P. Morency.  She will be lovingly remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She was an expert in the art of cross-stitch and an accomplished seamstress. 

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Dan Warren Wilson

Location: Lyman
February 24, 2015 - Dan Warren Wilson, 82, died February 24, 2015 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

A native of Spartanburg County, he was a son of the late Avery and Kate White Wilson.

Mr. Wilson graduated from Furman University, formerly served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was a member of the Greer National Guard 178th Artillery.

He was a former employee of Liberty Life Insurance Company and later worked for J.P. Stevens as a division accountant and as a manager of the Methods and Procedures Department at the corporate level.

Upon the closing of J.P. Stevens, he retired as co-owner of Poinsett Properties Company which had a real estate franchise with Century 21. Mr. Wilson was a long standing member of Victor BaptistChurch. 

He was a member of the Bailey Masonic Lodge # 146 and a Hejaz Shriner.

He was past President of the Greer Jaycees, later became a secretary treasurer of the State Jaycees and served as national director with the Jaycees. 

He was extremely proud of his three grandsons and took great joy in his three great-grandchildren, especially the "little red headed girl".  He had a special place in his heart for Cherry Grove Beach and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 

He was Vice President of the homeowners association at Springs Towers, Cherry Grove, South Carolina.  He loved traveling and enjoyed many unforgettable trips with Tess (wife) and a host of close friends.

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Barbara Ruth Sprouse Quinn

Location: Greer, SC
February 20, 2015 - Barbara Ruth Sprouse Quinn, 72, of 710 Lady Hillingdon Court, died February 20, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Brady Boyd Sprouse and Eva Pressley Sprouse, she was a retired nurse for Greenville Memorial Hospital who spent the majority of her career in Pediatric ICU and attended Airport Baptist Church.

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Ellouise Farmer Hendrix

Location: Spartanburg
February 21, 2015 - Ellouise Farmer Hendrix, 87, widow of Retired Lt. Colonel Charles Henry Hendrix, died February 21, 2015.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Henry Grady and Susie Smith Farmer, she was a homemaker and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

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Theiron Don Wilson

Location: Simpsonville
February 18, 2015 - Theiron Don Wilson, 85, of 304 Eastcrest Drive, died February 18, 2015 at McCall Hospice House.

A native of Williamsburg County, South Carolina, son of the late John Shelton and Kizzie Jordon Wilson, he was a 1951 graduate of Clemson University and a member of the Clemson Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, a retired chemist of Abbott Laboratories, and a member of Advent United Methodist Church.

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Arlene King Crisson

Location: Greer, SC
February 16, 2015 - Arlene King Crisson, 90, of 610 Memorial Drive Ext., Greer, died Monday at the National Healthcare of Greenville.

A native of Chester County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Morris King and Dalma King Manning, a retired employee of J.P. Stevens Greer Mill, an Avon dealer for over thirty years and a longtime member of the Fountain Inn Wesleyan Church where she served as the church pianist for many years. 

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William Lewis Harvey

Location: Lyman
February 11, 2015 - William Lewis Harvey, 78, of 120 Brookdale Drive, died February 11, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional for Restorative Care.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Garland L. and Jessie Elliott Harvey, he was a retired employee of Hoechst Celanese and a member of Lyman First Baptist Church.

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Thomas Stokes Wooten

Location: Greer, SC
February 9, 2015 - Thomas Stokes Wooten, 69, of 528 Barnett Road, died Feb. 9, 2015 after a long battle with cancer with his family by his side.

A native of Greer, son of the late Walter and Etta Stokes Wooten, he was a retired employee of Flour Daniel and Ameco Division of Flour Corp., a US Air Force Veteran and a member of Apalache Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher.

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George Emmett Hammond

Location: Greer, SC
February 7, 2015 - George Emmett Hammond, 93, of Clearwater, Florida, widower of Vivian Juanita Cox Hammond, died February 7, 2015, in Clearwater, Florida.

A native of Franklin County, Georgia, he was a son of the late Clayton and Abigail Taylor Hammond, a retired employee of Lyman Printing and Finishing Company, and a member of Greer First Baptist Church.

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James Arlen Stepp Sr.

Location: Greer, SC
February 4, 2015 - James Arlen Stepp Sr., 84, of Greer, died Feb. 4, 2015 at Pelham Medical Center.

A native of Chick Springs Township, son of the late Everett and Ellen Flynn Stepp, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, having earned a Purple Heart. He was a member of V.F.W., a retired employee of F.W. Woolworth and a member of Praise Cathedral.

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