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Vickie Lane Nance Huff

Location: Greenville
September 30, 2018 - Vickie Lane Nance Huff, 66, passed away on Sept. 30, 2018.

A native of Greenville, daughter of the late Arthur Nance Jr., and Velma Hudson Nance, she was a retired employee of Aimco Financial Company and a member of Pelham First Baptist Church.




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Nancy Lee Turner Welch

Location: Greer, SC
September 27, 2018 - Dr. Nancy Lee Turner Welch, 77, of Greer, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

She was born on July 25, 1941 to the late Reverend Dr. Fred Phillips Turner and Mrs. Alice Archambeau Turner in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Welch grew up in Ocala, FL where she graduated from Ocala High School and then received her BS Degree from Florida State University where she was president of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. Later, she received both her Master's Degree and Doctorate from Clemson University and was a Civil Mediator.

During her career, she taught elementary school in Rock Hill, and public relations at Clemson University.

She hosted The Nancy Welch Show on two CBS affiliates, WBTW-TV in Florence, and on WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, where she hosted the show for 23 years. She was the Director of Public Relations for the Clinchfield Railroad in Erwin, TN, and Community Cash stores in Spartanburg, owned an interior design shop and a monogram shop, was the owner and operator of a restaurant and The Glen Rock Inn in Montreat, NC.

Dr. Welch worked for Greenville Technical College for 18 years and started the Benson Campus of Greenville Tech in Greer. At her retirement in 2009, she was Vice President for Student Services at the college.

She published several craft books and cookbooks, including Cooking on the Go, The Four Ingredient Cookbook, and A Taste of Humor Cookbook. She wrote The Innkeeper's Tales about the Glen Rock Inn. She was a contributing editor to GREERNOW Magazine from the first publication in 2006 and she wrote the home and food section.

In 2015, she wrote a fiction book, Alice's List. In 2016, she wrote a second fiction book, The Reunion. Her third fiction book, The Ghost of Dr. Baskins, was published in 2017.

She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Greer, having served as Chairman of the Board of Deacons, an Elder, President and Life Member of Presbyterian Women of the Church, and Sunday School teacher.

She was Moderator of the Board of SC Inn, Montreat, NC, Moderator of Foothills Presbytery, and Chairman of the Council of Foothills Presbytery. She was also active in her community, having served as Chairman of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board of Greer Community Ministries, Graduate of Leadership Greer and Greenville, Commissioner with Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission, Member of the Spartanburg County Library Board, Member of the Spartanburg County Jail Commission, Member of Steering Committee for Kids Planet Playground, Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries Foundation, Member of Greater Greer Education Foundation, Member of the Advisory Board of North Greenville University, Member of Steering Committee for Greer Family Festival, Board of Directors of Greenville Little Theatre, Rotary Club of Greenville, Board of Directors of The Brow Association, Columbus, NC, Member of Board of Advisors of BB&T Greer, Member of Community Advisory Board BMW North America, Member of the Board of Cancer Survivors Park, and a Member of the Board of the Greer Middle College.

She received awards including: Women Making History 2016; The Inaugural Senator J. Verne Smith Award 2012 from the Greer Chamber of Commerce; Woman of Achievement Award 2010 from the Miss South Carolina Organization; Outstanding Leadership Award 2009, Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce; 2005 Martha Kime Piper Award for Leadership from SC Women in Higher Education; One of the Most Influential People in Greenville 2004; Educator of the Year 2003, South Carolina Technical Education Association; Top 100 Broadcasters of America; Edd Burch Award for Service to the Community of Greer from Greer Relief; and Outstanding Woman of the Year for Spartanburg and Greenville.The Nancy Welch Show was selected as the Outstanding Women's Television Show in South Carolina.

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Laura Edna Stroud

Location: Laurens
September 25, 2018 - Laura Edna Stroud, 95, passed away on September 25, 2018.

A native of Tigerville, daughter of the late Thomas Spurgeon and Addie Freeman Stroud, she was a retired employee of Faith Printing Company, a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII, a former member of Tigerville Baptist Church and a member of First Baptist Church of Laurens.



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Benjamin Kyle Cantrell

Location: Greer, SC
September 21, 2018 - Benjamin Kyle Cantrell, 38, passed away September 21, 2018.

A native of Greenville County, he was the son of Bennie and Donna Parris Cantrell of Greer and was of the Baptist Faith.

Kyle enjoyed the mountains and hiking.



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Dorothy Smith Wactor-Lynch

Location: Greer, SC
September 19, 2018 - Dorothy Smith Wactor-Lynch, 88, widow of Daniel Lynch, passed away Sept. 19, 2018.

A native of Whitmire, daughter of the late Guy Fred and Pauline Honeycutt Smith, she was a homemaker and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.



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Joseph Hamilton

Location: Greer, SC
September 14, 2018 - Joseph Hamilton, 98, widower of Elizabeth Owens Hamilton, passed away on Sept. 14, 2018.

A native of New York, son of the late Charles and Genevieve McGowan Hamilton, he was a U.S. Navy WWII Veteran and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Columbia.



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Johnny L. Hunnicutt, Jr.

Location: Simpsonville
September 15, 2018 - Johnny L. Hunnicutt, Jr., 82, passed away on September 15, 2018.

A native of Greenville, son of the late Johnny Leroy Hunnicutt, Sr. and Vera Forest Cassell Hunnicutt, he was the retired Vice President of Operations at Spartan Express, a U.S. Marines Veteran, a member of the Hejaz Shrine Club and attended Brookwood Church.



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John Richard Waddell

Location: Taylors
September 11, 2018 - John Richard "Rabbit" Waddell, 84, passed away on Sept. 11, 2018 at his home.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late John S. and Sevena Smith Waddell, he was retired after 29 years of service at Shriners Hospital, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a Hejaz Shriner, a member of Taylors Masonic Lodge #345 and a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church.

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Eric Rosser White

Location: Greenville
September 9, 2018 - Eric Rosser White, was 53 years young, when he was tragically taken from us on Sept. 9, 2018 in a hit and run accident in Greenville.

Born in Franklin, TN to the late Edwin Rosser and Cynthia Lee White, he was raised in the Southeast and settled in Greenville to raise his family. A man of integrity and honor, Eric was honest, kind, caring and compassionate to all he encountered. Eric strived to be responsible throughout his life to his children and family assuring their care and comfort, loving those he touched with all his heart and soul. Eric was an accomplished artist and musician bringing all he was to his work. Eric worked in a variety of employments throughout his life mostly in support of his family, but also to express his first love, art..


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Shirley Ann Wade Cooley

Location: Greer, SC
September 11, 2018 - Shirley Ann Sitton Wade Cooley, 82, passed away on Sept. 11, 2018. Her first husband was the late Harold Eugene Wade, Sr.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Carl H. Sitton and Minnie Lee Andrews Sitton Lefler, she was a former employee of Cryovac; a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Additionally, she was an excellent gardener and loved flowers, was a talented self-taught pianist, and wonderful cook.




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Earl Jerome Stone

Location: Greer, SC
September 6, 2018 - Earl Jerome Stone, 72, passed away September 6, 2018.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Charlie and Anna Ruth Coster Stone, he was of the Baptist faith.



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Sandra Trammell Bennett

Location: Fountain Inn
September 4, 2018 - Sandra Trammell Bennett, 64, passed away Sept. 4, 2018.

A native of Chester County, daughter of the late Rev. Clifton Trammell and Lorena Underwood Trammell, she was a retired employee of Liberty Life Insurance Company and a member of Praise Cathedral.



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Thomas Daniel Johnson

Location: Greer, SC
September 4, 2018 - Thomas "Tom" Daniel Johnson, 87, widower of Elsie Bearden Johnson, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 4, 2018.

A native of Greer, son of the late Daniel and Viola Searcy Johnson, he was a retired employee of Wood Memorial Park and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.


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Robert Julian Tayor

Location: Greer, SC
September 4, 2018 - Robert Julian Taylor, 80, passed away on Sept. 4, 2018.

A native of Gauley Bridge, WV, son of the late Clarence O. and Ruth Griffith Taylor, he was a retired WV State Police, and a U.S. Air Force Veteran.





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Audrey Parnell Strozier

Location: Lyman
September 2, 2018 - Audrey Ruth Parnell Strozier, 83, passed away peacefully at her home on Sept. 2, 2018.

Born in Pampa, TX, daughter of the late Herbert H. and Orville Gentry Parnell. She retired from Lincoln General Hospital as an insurance clerk and was a member of Unity Baptist Church.

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Raymond Bobo Howell

September 3, 2018 - Raymond Bobo Howell, 77, widower of Linda Gail Arms Howell, passed away Sept. 3, 2018.

A native of Taylors, son of the late Melvin D. and Sally Ree Turner Howell, he was a retired employee of Duke Energy and of the Baptist faith. He was an avid golfer and a member of Legacy Pines Golf Club where he enjoyed playing with all his special golf friends.



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Elzie Brock "Munner" Phillips

Location: Greenville
September 4, 2018 - Mrs. Elzie Brock Phillips, ?Munner?, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on September 4, 2018.

Born in Greenville, to Lillie Mae Fletcher and Raymond Brock, she was a member of Lee Road United Methodist Church.

In 1942, Elzie married the late Rev. Henry Jackson (Jack) Phillips, the love of her life. They were married for over fifty-eight years, and Elzie dedicated her life to Jack and his ministry for over forty-eight years.

She was involved in each church Jack pastored, by singing in the choir, being a member of the United Methodist Women, helping with Bible School, and preparing food for different occasions. Mrs. Phillips was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for fourteen years.

Mrs. Phillips fought a valiant battle with Alzheimer?s disease for many years. She never complained, never lost her zest for life, or her sense of humor. She will be truly missed by her loving and devoted family.



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Marvin Grey Weavil

Location: Greer, SC
September 1, 2018 - Marvin Grey Weavil, 83, passed away September 1, 2018.

A native of Thomasville, NC, son of the late John Lee and Rosalee Donathan Weavil, he was a retired truck driver for Bi-Lo and SR Grading and was a member of Apalache Baptist Church, where he was known as the Candy Man.



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Genelle Campbell Ponder Dill

Location: Greer, SC
September 2, 2018 - Genelle Campbell Ponder Dill, 91, widow of J.D. Dill, passed away on September 2, 2018. Her first husband was the late James Gibson Ponder.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late James Alexander and Talley Center Campbell, she was a former employee of Woodland Elementary School and a member of Washington Baptist Church.



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William Carroll Smith

Location: Taylors
September 2, 2018 - Willie Carroll Smith, 81, widower of Priscilla "Tootsie" Smith, passed away Sept. 2, 2018.

A native of Greenville County, a son of the late Saxby and Elizabeth Jones Smith, he was a retired employee of Waldensian Bakery.

Surviving are three daughters, Freda Pressley (Keith) of Richmond, VA, Wanda Wilson (Steve) and Pam Wolf (Curtis) all of Taylors; one sister, Grace Reynolds of Simpsonville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at The Wood Mortuary Chapel, conducted by Dr. Eddie Saxon. Burial will follow in Graceland East Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

The family is at the home.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 West Wacker Dr., Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.


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