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Elizabeth "Betty" Louise Wardlaw Belk

Location: Taylors
August 31, 2017 - Elizabeth "Betty" Louise Wardlaw Belk, 78, passed away August 31, 2017.

A native of McCormick, SC, a daughter of the late David and Florence Burgess Wardlaw, she was a retired educator with thirty-three years of teaching, having taught at Paris and Tigerville Elementary Schools. She was a member of Lee Road United Methodist Church.



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Frances Cox Howell

Location: Greer, SC
August 31, 2017 - Frances Cox Howell, 87, widow of Hobert Troy "Tot" Howell Jr., passed away August 31, 2017.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Manning Lee and Fannie Powell Cox, she was a retired employee of Bradshaw Automotive and a member of Washington Baptist Church.


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Iree Gosnell Ellington

Location: Travelers Rest
August 26, 2017 - On Saturday, August 26, 2017 after an 89 yearlong earthly odyssey, Iree Gosnell Ellington left our world to be with our Lord and Savior.

Born on June 3, 1928 to the late William Poinsett Gosnell, Sr. and Bessie Pruitt Gosnell, she was a member of Glassy Mountain Church of God.



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Eugene "Gene" Hoyt Mathis, Jr.

Location: Spartanburg
August 23, 2017 - Eugene "Gene" Hoyt Mathis, Jr., died August 23, 2017 at Windsor House Assisted Living in Spartanburg, SC.

The son of the late Eugene and Mary Kerr Mathis, he was born in Greenville, SC and was educated in Kings Mountain, NC.

In 1942, he entered Clemson Agricultural College, and took a hiatus from his studies in 1943 to serve in the U.S. Army in WWII. Mr. Mathis was awarded the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the Army Occupation Medal.

Upon his return from duty, he married the late Martha Mae McClain. He graduated in 1952 from Clemson with a BS degree in Poultry.

Mr. Mathis was a staunch supporter of the poultry industry, had a wonderful, dry sense of humor and always wanted to retire and play golf.



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Jennie V. Jones Crow

Location: Cowpens
August 23, 2017 - Jennie V. Jones Crow, 94, widow of Robert Glamer "Buck" Crow passed away on August 23, 2017.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Robert Henry and Annah Williams Jones, she was a retired employee of Lyman Printing and Finishing and a member of Little Mountain Baptist Church, where she was Junior Sunday School Teacher for 50 years.



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Marah Leigh Bomar Worthy

August 16, 2017 - Marah Leigh Bomar Worthy, 27, passed away August 16, 2017.

A native of Greer, she was a daughter of Mark Guy and Robin Lynette Miller Bomar of Taylors, an employee of Wells Fargo and member of Mountain View United Methodist Church. Marah was also a member of her church choir, Rivertree Singers and past member of Greenville Chorale.



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Camilla "Millie" Edith Christensen Johnson

Location: Greer, SC
August 17, 2017 - Camilla "Millie" Edith Christensen Johnson, 85, widow of Bernard Johnson, passed away on August 17, 2017.

She was born on October 3, 1931 in South Hampton, NY and moved to Greer, SC in 1997, a daughter of the late Carl and Anna Theodora Christensen, and was of the Catholic faith.




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Leo Smith

Location: Greer, SC
August 17, 2017 - Leo Smith, 93, widower of Susie Pauline Stone Smith, passed Thursday, August 17, 2017 at his home.

A native of Greenville County, he was the son of Bailus Lee and Lonia Ross Smith, a US Army Veteran of World War II, a retired employee of Union Carbide, Purchasing Department and of the Baptist faith.



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Ortheda Spivey

Location: Greer, SC
August 7, 2017 - Otheda Spivey, 86, passed away on August 7, 2017 at Magnolia Place.

A native of Douglas, Georgia, daughter of the late J. Frank and Hazel Peacock Spivey, she was a homemaker, was of the Church of God faith and a big Atlanta Braves fan.



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James Frank Stephens

Location: Taylors
August 7, 2017 - James Frank Stephens, 79, of 401 Confederate Circle, died August 7, 2017 in Greenville.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Frank Stephens and Elizabeth Stephens, he served in the U.S. Army National Guard, was the owner of Stephens Auto and a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.



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Gary Ralph King

Location: Greer, SC
August 8, 2017 - Gary Ralph King, 77, passed away on August 8, 2017.

A native of Easley, son of the late James Claude King, Sr., and Nellie Lollis King, he was a retired employee of Phil-Chem and a member of Greer First Baptist Church.



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Marshall Jack Pritchett

Location: Taylors
August 4, 2017 - Marshall Jack Pritchett, 75, widower of Carolyn Pruitt Pritchett, passed away on August 4, 2017.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Jessie J. and Cora Lee Gossett Pritchett, he was a former employee of Greer Gas.



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James Preston Brockman, Sr.

Location: Greer, SC
August 5, 2017 - James Preston Brockman, Sr., 78, passed away August 5, 2017 at his home.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late James Thomas and Clara Mae Godfrey Brockman, he was the owner of Brockman Automotive and attended Burnsview Baptist Church.

He was a member of Sam Poe Masonic Lodge, Berea Lions Club, and Hejaz Shrine Temple Air Squadron Unit.



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Patricia Ann Alexander Wellmon

Location: Greer, SC
August 4, 2017 - Patricia Ann Alexander Wellmon, 82, passed away August 4, 2017.

A native of Shelby, North Carolina, daughter of the late Rev. Hoyle B. and Zelma D. Alexander, she moved to Greer, South Carolina in 1970, enjoyed a long time career in real estate with C. Dan Joyner as Broker-In-Charge, and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Many would have been happy to enjoy their retirement years, but Pat was one who enjoyed meeting and helping others.

She began a new career at Greer State Bank as one of their two Customer Service Attendants and worked until her health prevented her to continue.

Pat was known in her community as one who loved her church, family and friends.

Most of all she always was our prayer warrior. Her motto was ?take it to the Lord? and she lived her motto.



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Max Carlton Davis

Location: Campobello
August 2, 2017 - Max Carlton Davis, 76, passed away August 2, 2017.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Jeter M. and Nellie Atkins Davis, he was a U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran, a former textile worker and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.



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Ollie Brown Khan

Location: Spartanburg
August 2, 2017 - Ollie Brown Khan, 89, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Eden Terrace of Spartanburg.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Oscar Alexander and Clara Gertrude Bentley Brown, she went to Washington, DC at the age of sixteen, during World War II, to work for the US Information Agency (USIA), now known as the US State Department; she served two tours for the Foreign Service in Rome, Italy at the US Embassy. She returned to Greenville, SC to work for Congressman James Mann and then began her career with the Social Security Administration, where she retired.



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Gloria Childress Bresette

Location: Mauldin
August 2, 2017 - Gloria Childress Bresette, 84, wife of Norman Bresette, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at her home.

A native of Spartanburg County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur B. and Bessie Dunagan Childress; a former employee of Springs Industries and of the Baptist faith.



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