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Margaret Louise Steadman Edwards

Location: Greer, SC
May 31, 2018 - Margaret Louise Steadman Edwards, 98, widow of Robert Watson Edwards, passed away on May 31, 2018.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Beverly Steadman and Cora Steadman Monk, she was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.




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Ruth Anne-Morris McAninch

May 31, 2018 - Ruth Anne Morris McAninch, 43, passed away May 31, 2018.

A native of Estes Park, Colorado, she was the daughter of Jan Lee Morris (Jean Marie) of Denver, Colorado and Deborah Cairl Smith (Leslie) of Travelers Rest, SC, an employee of SC Works/ResCare and member of Praise Cathedral.



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Brent Damon Robinson

Location: Greer, SC
May 26, 2018 - Brent Damon Robison lost his battle with drug addiction on May 26, 2018.

He was 42 years old and the son of David and Renee Robison of Greer, SC; a 1994 graduate of Blue Ridge High School and most recently employed as a cook at Peggy's Diner #2 in Greer.

Brent enjoyed playing his guitar, listening to music and spending time with his "Sugarbear" (Alea) and nephew, Braylon Conwell.



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Judith Alexander Montgomery

Location: Greer, SC
May 26, 2018 - Judith Louise Alexander Montgomery, 79, wife of Victor M. Montgomery, passed away peacefully in her sleep May 26, 2018 at Manning Place in Greer following a long illness. A native of Shelby, NC, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Hoyle B. Alexander and Zelma Dixon Alexander.

She was a graduate of Fallston High School, Fallston, NC and attended Gardner Webb University. She and her husband lived in larger cities in Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas and Pennsylvania before moving to Greer.

Her working years took her many places, beginning in Spartanburg, as secretary with H. J. Theiler Company, as Office and Credit manager with Professional Leasing in Knoxville, TN, as Office Manager for Gertrude Gardner Real Estate in New Orleans, then as Office Manager for Stewart Title in Houston, TX. After moving to Greer, she worked as Administrative Assistant to the Director of the South Carolina Governors School of the Arts and as Office Manager for C. Dan Joyner Real Estate in Mauldin.

After she retired, she enjoyed many years as a homemaker and volunteered with Greer Community Ministries and Meals on Wheels. She and her husband of 47 years enjoyed traveling to many countries and riding motorcycles with the Gold Wing Motorcycle Club.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her son, grandchildren, and her large extended family. Judy was a wonderful hostess and cook who made her home a welcoming place for family and friends. Before her illness she was an active member of the Anglican Church.

She was a member of the Quota Club International in Knoxville, TN and a member of Beta Sigma Phi International in Greer.


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Oliver Adair Brewton, Sr.

Location: Greer, SC
May 25, 2018 - Oliver Adair Brewton Sr., 88, husband of Audrey Wilkerson Brewton, went to be with the Lord May 25, 2018.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Clyde Earl and Geneva Edwards Brewton, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, a retired employee of Delta Mills and a member of Apalache Baptist Church.




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Richard Rice Gudger

Location: Greer, SC
May 24, 2018 - Richard Rice Gudger, 94, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2018 at his home.

A longtime native of Candler, North Carolina, he was the son of the late James and Mary Rice Gudger.

Mr. Gudger was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII where he served in Normandy.

He was a member of Montmorenci United Methodist Church and an active and longtime member of Candler Lions Club. He had an avid love for golf, antiques, and great friends.



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Betty Jean Workman Walls

Location: Landrum
May 23, 2018 - Betty Jean Workman Walls, 85, widow of Ruben Lawrence "Larry" Walls, passed away May 23, 2018.

A native of Battle Creek, Michigan, daughter of the late James and Willard Jernigan Workman, she was a homemaker and a member of Ebenezer Welcome Baptist Church.




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Robert Bob Allen Nestor

Location: Greer, SC
May 22, 2018 - Robert (Bob) Allen Nestor, 87, went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2018.

A native of New Plymouth, Idaho, son of the late Emory W. and Gladys Viola Peterson Nestor, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Mr. Nestor was a former teacher at Mauldin High School and Bob Jones University, former Public Relations Director at Boys Home of the South and retired from Greenville Technical College in December 2015.



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John David Gillespie

Location: Greer, SC
May 19, 2018 - John David Gillespie, 93, widower of Madaline Sutherland Gillespie, was called home to the Lord on May 19, 2018. He died peacefully at Greenville Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Gillespie was born on Nov. 7, 1924 in Greenville, SC, a son of the late John Gregg Gillespie and Cornelia Patton Gillespie, and Gertrude Miller Gillespie.
He was a devoted husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and friend who enjoyed gospel music, golf, humor and traveling.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served in World War II and the Korean War where he was the crew chief of then Lt. John Glenn.

Mr. Gillespie was a proud graduate of Furman University, earning a B.A. in History and a M.A. in Education. Education was a driving force in his life as he was a retired teacher of 30 years at Parker High School, where he taught Government and Economics. He was also the golf coach and was elected Senior Class Advisor for over 20 years.

His passion was found in serving as a church music leader, alongside of his late wife, in multiple Baptist churches including Slater, New Pisgah, Abner Creek, Grace, Pleasant Grove, Northwood, Friendship and Judson.


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Maggie Lois Roddy Hinton

Location: Greer, SC
May 19, 2018 - Maggie Lois Roddy Hinton, 85, widow of Billy Hinton, passed away May 19, 2018.

A native of Pelham, she was a daughter of the late James Henry Roddy Sr. and Agnes Ora Brookshire Roddy; a retired employee of Southern Weaving and a member of Pelham Church of God of Prophecy.

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David Wayne Rhodes

Location: Greer, SC
May 14, 2018 - David Wayne Rhodes, 72, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018.

A native of Roebuck, he was a son of the late Ralph Oscar and Miriam Earl Parks Rhodes; and member of Memorial United Methodist Church. He retired after 49 years of service as an Administrator for Greenville County Schools.


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Helen Padgett Jordan

Location: Greer, SC
May 15, 2018 - Helen Padgett Jordan, 79, passed away on May 15, 2018.

A native of Tampa, Florida, daughter of the late Jacob B. and Marguerite Thompson Padgett, she was a homemaker and a member of Gowensville First Baptist Church.


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Buford Morgan Lynch

Location: Greer, SC
May 15, 2018 - Buford Morgan Lynch, 84, passed away on May 15, 2018.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Howard C. Lynch and Dora Thompson McCraw, he was an underwriter for State Auto for 26 years and retired as the church administrator at El Bethel Baptist Church where he was a member and a U.S. Air Force Korean War Veteran.



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James Calvin Suber

Location: Greer, SC
May 11, 2018 - James Calvin Suber, 96, widower of Evelyn Coleman Suber, passed away on May 11, 2018 at his home.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Jim and Daisy Copeland Suber, he was a retired employee of Armstrong Industries, a U.S. WWII Army Veteran and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

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Angeline Barton Ballenger

Location: Greer, SC
May 10, 2018 - Angeline Barton Ballenger, 97, widow of Lee Ballenger, passed away on May 10, 2018.

A native of Greer, daughter of the late Joseph Madison and Lois Golightly Barton, she was a homemaker and a member of Greer First Baptist Church.






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Nick Way McCall

Location: Gaffney
May 11, 2018 - Nick Way McCall, 61, took his final flight to be with his ?Lord and Savior on May 11, 2018.

He was a son of the late William Way and Juanita Towery McCall and member of Hope Church of Spartanburg.




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Rhoda Jean Crain Fredell

Location: Lyman
May 8, 2018 - Rhoda Jean Crain Fredell, 79, widow of John Fredell, passed away on May 8, 2018 at her home.

A native of Greenville, daughter of the late William Haskell and Jennie Henvy Crain, she was a retired employee of Fiber Industries and a member of Fews Chapel United Methodist Church.





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Barbara Guy Green

Location: Inman
May 8, 2018 - Barbara Guy Green, 81, widow of Johnnie Charles Green, Sr., passed away on May 8, 2018.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Melvin C. and Dorcas Thompson Guy, she was a retired employee of Middle Tyger Community Center and a member of Ridgeview United Church.



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Betty Robertson Johnson

Location: Greer, SC
May 8, 2018 - Betty Robertson Johnson, 82, widow of Bobby Jack Johnson, passed away on May 8, 2018.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Fred Lee and Willie Mae Henderson Robertson, she was a retired employee of Stone Manufacturing and a member of Victor Baptist Church.



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Carl Junior Hammond

Location: Taylors
May 7, 2018 - Carl Junior "Boots" Hammond, 93, widower of Geneva Neal Hammond, passed away May 7, 2018.

A native of Greenville County, a son of the late James Thomas and Mabel Knight Hammond, he was a retired textile employee, US Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Taylors Church of God.



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