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Brenda Faye Wooten Bishop

Location: Greer, SC
July 31, 2020 - Brenda Faye Wooten Bishop, 68, passed away July 31, 2020.

A native of Greer, daughter of the late Woodrow and Gladys Ponder Wooten, she was a retired employee of Springs Industries.



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Dolores "Dodie" Femer Anderson

Location: Greer, SC
July 29, 2020 - Dolores "Dodie" Femer Anderson

Dolores "Dodie" Femer Anderson, 92, passed away peacefully at her home on July 29, 2020.

Born in Forest Park, Illinois on May 12, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Randine Femer who were Norwegian immigrants.

Dodie was predeceased by her husband, Robert (Bob) W. Anderson, and her great grandson, John Dalton Slick.



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Evelyn Hortense McCoy Searcy

Location: Taylors
July 29, 2020 - Evelyn Hortense McCoy Searcy, 90, widow of William Horace Searcy, passed away July 29, 2020.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Thomas Roy and Lina Jones McCoy, she was a homemaker and a member of Oneal Baptist Church for 59 years.



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Jerry Leon Burnett

Location: Greenville
July 28, 2020 - Jerry Leon Burnett, 75, passed away July 28, 2020.

A native of Greer, son of the late Walter Burnett, Sr. and Agatha Plumley Burnett, he was of the Baptist faith.



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Doris Jean Riddle Campbell

Location: Greer, SC
July 26, 2020 - Doris Jean Riddle Campbell, 91, widow of Robert Edward Campbell, Sr., passed away July 26, 2020.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late James and Josie Greer Riddle, she was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens Taylors Plant, former employee of Greenville County Schools and a member of Victor Baptist Church.



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Carolyn Russell Dorris

Location: Greer, SC
July 26, 2020 - Carolyn Russell Dorris, 74, passed away July 26, 2020.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Lewis Albert and Osie Mae Patterson Russell, she was a Notary of Public, licensed real estate agent and an entrepreneur.



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Joseph Kenneth Talley, Sr.

Location: Greer, SC
July 25, 2020 - Joseph Kenneth Talley, Sr., 91, widower of Sara Jean Langley Talley, passed away July 25, 2020.

A native of Greer, he was a son of the late Joseph Arthur and Lula B. Runion Talley; a retired employee of Cranston Print Works; a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War; a former Minister of Music of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Landrum as well as other Baptist churches and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.



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David Earl Pittman

Location: Honea Path
July 24, 2020 - David Earl Pittman, 80, passed away July 24, 2020.

A native of Greer, son of the late Steve and Myrtle Mae Rollins Pittman, he was a retired employee of Reliance Electric, of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.



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David Stephen Davis

Location: Greer, SC
July 21, 2020 - David Stephen "Steve" Davis passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on July 21, 2020 at the age of 72.

Steve was born in 1948 to David Varias and Maudie Pearl Rogers Davis in Greer, South Carolina.

He graduated from Greer High School and Clemson University. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a retired engineer for Michelin and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.



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Matt Phillips Joliff

Location: Greer, SC
July 21, 2020 - Matt Phillips Jolliff, 63, passed away on July 21, 2020.

A native of Louisburg, NC, son of the late Jesse Spotswood Jolliff, Sr. and Lulu Little Atkinson Jolliff, he was a retired employee of Hanson Aggregates and a member of Taylors First Baptist Church.



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Maria Feldbusch Murray

Location: Boiling Springs
July 21, 2020 - Maria Feldbusch Murray, 92, widow of Lawrence R. Murray, passed away July 21, 2020.

A native of Grünberg, Germany, daughter of the late Seibert and Bertha Deitz Feldbusch, she was a retired seamstress.



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Grayson 'Gray' William Sanders

Location: Greer, SC
July 17, 2020 - Grayson "Gray" William Sanders, infant son of William Laurens Sanders and Jessica Plumley Sanders, passed away July 17, 2020.


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Martha Farmer Propes

Location: Greer, SC
July 19, 2020 - Martha Farmer Propes, 99, widow of Harold L. Propes, passed away on July 19, 2020.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Henry Grady and Susie Smith Farmer, she was a retired employee of Lyman Printing and Finishing and a member of Faith Methodist Church.



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Rev. Dan Leon Smith

Location: Greer, SC
July 14, 2020 - Rev. Dan Leon Smith, 87, passed away July 14, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer.

A native of Greer, son of the late Dortcha Freeman and Hazel Keller Smith, he attended Holmes Bible College, was a member of Harmony Fellowship and a US Army National Guard veteran.

He was lovingly called "Preacher Dan" by many as he served in the ministry for 61 years. Preacher Dan was the founding pastor of Harmony Fellowship and pastored there for 37 years.



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Doris Vaughn Dill

Location: Taylors
July 12, 2020 - Doris Vaughn Dill, 85, wife of late William Hubert Dill passed away on July 12, 2020. They were married for 64 years.

Mrs. Dill was born December 31, 1934, she was the daughter of the late William Arnold and Inez McElrath Vaughn.

She graduated from Duncan High School in the class of 1952. She was a homemaker, a substitute teacher and assistant librarian.

Mrs. Dill was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and The Caring Sunday School Class. Most recently she was a resident of Linville Courts at The Cascades Verdae Assisted Living.

Doris was a loving and kind Daughter, Wife, Mom and Mama. Everyone always had kind words to say about her. She was always there for her family and friends.



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Dewey 'Skin' Hobson Williams, Jr.

Location: Greer, SC
July 10, 2020 - Dewey "Skin" Hobson Williams, Jr., 97, widower of Margaret Jeanette Henson Williams, passed away July 10, 2020.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Dewey H. Williams, Sr. and Bernice Brannon Williams, he was a decorated U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII having served in the Pacific Theater on the USS LST 268.

He was a retired employee of Southern Machinery Co. and the Draper Corporation.

Skin was a Mason, a member of the Bailey Masonic Lodge, and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Greer and attended St. Michael Lutheran Church in Greenville.

He walked his Bible by his actions and gave away many treasures whittled by hand.



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Peggy Neil Anderson Durham

Location: Greer, SC
July 10, 2020 - Peggy Nell Anderson Durham, 78, passed away July 10, 2020.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Ellis J. and Virginia Rogers Anderson, she was a retired employee of John Deere and of the Baptist faith.



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Joseph Alexander Craft

Location: Greer, SC
July 7, 2020 - Joseph Alexander Craft, 84, passed away on July 7, 2020 at his home.

He was born November 12, 1935, a son of the late J. Lynwood and Floride J. Craft. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

He was a lifelong member of Greer First Baptist Church. He graduated from Greer High School Class of 1954 where he excelled as an athlete. He was a high school and college basketball referee for over 20 years.

Mr. Craft was a fan of St. Louis Cardinals baseball and especially Clemson Tigers football.

After retirement, Joseph?s yard became his hobby and he spent many hours keeping it in pristine condition and he enjoyed volunteering for the Greer Christian Learning Center. Mr. Craft was a US Army National Guard Veteran.



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Clyde Tillford Green

Location: Greer, SC
July 7, 2020 - Clyde Tillford Green, 80, passed away on July 7, 2020 at his home.

A native of Lyman, son of the late Ardney Tillford and Lottie Carnell Green, he was a retired employee of Greenville County Schools and a member of Lyman First Baptist Church.



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Carey Franklin Smith

Location: Pawleys Island, SC
July 5, 2020 - Carey Franklin Smith of Pawleys Island, SC, passed away July 5, 2020 at the age of 77.

Carey was born in 1942 in Greenville, South Carolina to the late Harry and Frances Smith. His family resided in the nearby City of Greer where he attended Greer public schools.

He went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He later earned his Master's in Public Administration from the University of Georgia.

After beginning his career with the Greenville Hospital System, he went on to a career in municipal management beginning in Spartanburg and following graduate school, to the cities of Dillon, North Augusta, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina between the years of 1968 and 1984.

His resume gained the notice of the resort town of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The town was looking for its first ever Town Manager, and Carey was the perfect fit. He served as Hilton Head Town Manager for over six years.

After working for a private firm, he returned to local government in 1990 when he became City Manager in Tarpon Springs, Florida. In 1994, he was offered the position of City Manager in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he served for over eight and a half years until coming to Rock Hill in April 2002.

After retiring from Rock Hill, South Carolina, Carey was interim managers for Hardeeville, South Carolina and Georgetown, South Carolina, where he served as interim for two terms.

Carey and his wife, Joan were beach lovers and moved to retire in Pawleys Island.

Carey received many honors in his over 40 years of Public Service, was the recipient of Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary and President of South Carolina City Managers Association in the 80's. He was always an active member in International City Managers Association and National League of Cities where he received many honors.

He enjoyed tennis, fishing, reading, beach walks and shagging. He was an active member in church as a deacon and choir member throughout his life and most recently was a member of Duncan United Methodist in Georgetown, SC.



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