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Wanda Lynn Rinehart

Location: Taylors
December 30, 2020 - Wanda Lynn Rinehart, 76, passed away December 31, 2020.

A native of Greenville, daughter of the late George Wilkins and Lucille Fleming Lynn, she was a retired employee at State Auto and a member of Double Springs Baptist Church.



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Rita Marie Rossignol Herd

Location: Greer, SC
December 29, 2020 - Rita Marie Rossignol Herd, 85, widow of Ross Herd, passed away December 29, 2020.

A native of Biddeford, Maine, daughter of the late Alphe and Noella Lauzon Rossignol, she was a retired seamstress at Her Majesty Stone MFG and attended Prince of Peace Catholic Church.



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Mary Ruth "Ruthie" McKown

Location: Duncan
December 27, 2020 - Mary Ruth "Ruthie" McKown, infant daughter of Lucas Gibson and Amaris Julia Durrell McKown of Duncan, passed away December 27, 2020.



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Dr. Raymond Van Grubbs

Location: Greer, SC
December 19, 2020 - Dr. Raymond Van Grubbs, 74, husband of Jennifer Burgin Grubbs passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020.

Born in Oconee County, he was the son of the late Raymond Benjamin Grubbs and Swanee Pitts Grubbs. He was a graduate of Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina.

He was a general surgeon in Greer, S.C., and a member of the Fellow American College of Surgeons, where he served as teller for the past 40 years.

Preceding his death he worked as Medical director with National Health Care.

He served as the physician of the U.S. Olympic Kayaking Team and wrote the first E.M.S. handbook. He served his country well as a Captain of the U.S. Army.

Living life to the fullest, he was an instrument rated pilot, Captain of his own Boat "No Agenda", track doctor at Darlington Raceway for 30 years, a certified scuba diver, rode motorcycles on many cross country excursions, an epicurean of food and wine, and was passionate about jaguars and motor homes.

He read a book a day and loved relaxing with his animals by the ocean. He was a true adventurer and gentleman.

Having the biggest heart, he made an impact on many lives. He treasured his family and friends.



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Malinda King Holcombe

Location: Greer, SC
December 27, 2020 - Malinda King Holcombe, 100, widow of William Abe Holcombe, went to her heavenly home on December 27, 2020.

She was a charter member of Blue Ridge Baptist Church. She loved her church family and was cherished by her family and friends.

A native of Henderson County, North Carolina, daughter of the late Mitchell A. and Anna Osteen King, she was a retired employee of Stone Manufacturing.



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Charles Gregg Gowan

Location: Reidville
December 26, 2020 - Charles Gregg Gowan, 79, passed away December 26, 2020.

Born in Greenville, son of the late Grace Gowan Hill, he retired from the S.C. Army National Guard 228th Signal Brigade after 32 years of service.

He was a retired employee of University Lawn and Shrub and served on the Reidville Town Council and was a member of Sharon United Methodist Church.

Gregg loved The Lord and loved and cherished his family. He loved his church and was dedicated to the community.



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Ervin Jackson Howard

Location: Greer, SC
December 25, 2020 - Ervin Jackson "EJ" Howard, 90, widower of Evelyn Faye Golightly Howard, passed away December 25, 2020.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Bryson Kelly "BK" and Maude Howard Howard, he was an auto mechanic, a member of Ebenezer Welcome Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.



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Joe Everette Knight

Location: Taylors
December 25, 2020 - Joe Everette Knight, 89, widower of Ellen F. "Kitty" Knight, passed away December 25, 2020.

A native of Kershaw, son of the late Ernest Franklin and Beulah Gardner Knight, he was a U.S. Army Veteran, a retired employee of Simplex Time Recorder and a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church.



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Alonzo Max DeBruhl

December 23, 2020 - Alonzo Max DeBruhl, 80, widower of Rebekah "Becky" Trantham DeBruhl, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Alonzo was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, son, father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend to everyone who knew him.

He shined a light wherever he went and always aimed to make people smile. Alonzo lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger.

Born in Union, he is the son of the late Jesse Hampton DeBruhl and Madora Anne Crawford DeBruhl.

Alonzo joins his wife Rebekah Trantham DeBruhl alongside his brothers Carson and Reece DeBruhl in heaven. Alonzo and Rebekah Trantham were married in July of 1960.

A native of Union, South Carolina, Alonzo attended Union High school. He graduated from Clemson College A&M in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Alonzo was a member of the band at Clemson, The Tiger Tones, and The Glee Club. He was also a member of the shag club, karaoke club, a founding member of The Taylors Tiger Tailgaters, and B Crew MOAD in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

He was a God loving soul with a heart as big as the world. He served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant.

A retired owner of Primer Investment Company and Dzign & Mprintz, Alonzo was a Christian and a former member of Taylors First Baptist Church.

Alonzo's legacy will forever live on in the lives of those who survive him.



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Jean Marie Meeler Wilborne

Location: Taylors
December 25, 2020 - Jean Marie Meeler Wilborne, 81, passed away December 25, 2020.

A native of Halifax County, Virginia, daughter of the late James Wallace and Hurley Jewell Coates Meeler, she was a homemaker, retired Bradshaw Automotive Title Clerk and member of Riverside Baptist Church.



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James Jimmy Skinner

Location: Greenville
December 22, 2020 - James (Jimmy) Skinner, 71, widower of Suzanne Yockel Skinner, passed away December 22, 2020.

A native of Ware Shoals, son of the late Paul Skinner Sr. and Elizabeth Ashley Skinner, he was a retired self-employed photographer, he was a 1974 graduate of Clemson University and played football for the Tigers in 1971.



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Donald Ellesworth Parker

Location: Taylors
December 20, 2020 - Donald Ellesworth Parker, 82, passed way December 20, 2020.

A native of Cumberland, Maryland, son of the late Joseph Allen and Loretta Mary Brannon Parker, he was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, an employee of Americraft and of the Baptist faith.



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Betty 'Mema' Janet Hanks Parker

Location: Taylors
December 21, 2020 - Betty "Mema" Janet Hanks Parker, 87, widow of William Carl Parker, Jr., passed away December 21, 2020.

A native of West Pelzer, she was a daughter of the late Ernest L. and Ruby Burrell Hanks and a homemaker.



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William "Bill" Ernest Horton

Location: Lyman
December 20, 2020 - William "Bill" Ernest Horton, 69, passed away December 20, 2020.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Carl James Horton and Mildred Duncan Pitts, he was a retired employee of Chemgard and a member of Tucapau Baptist Church.

Mr. Horton was a devoted Christian, husband, father, son, and "Poppi" to his two grandchildren.



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Malcolm Henry Fitts

Location: Greer, SC
December 18, 2020 - Malcolm Henry Fitts, 74, passed away December 18, 2020.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Henry Marion and Ruby Marcelle Farmer Fitts, he was a retired firefighter from Lake Cunningham Fire Department and was a member of Oneal Baptist Church.

Captain Fitts served the Lake Cunningham citizens from 1977 ? 2011.

He was most known for his unlit cigar he chewed on most of the day. He would only light the cigar when a truck needed repair.

Captain Fitts was the first full-time firefighter of the department. Malcolm volunteered with the department prior to his career start which began on November 5, 1967.

He served a total of 44 years with the department.



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Inez Hamby Bennett

Location: Duncan
December 19, 2020 - Inez Hamby Bennett, 97, widow of James Ashmore Bennett, passed away December 19, 2020.

A native of Spartanburg County, she was a daughter of the late Paul J. and Clara Mae Greene Hamby; a retired self-employed seamstress and member of the Duncan First Baptist Church.



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Bertie Mae Hayes McGinley

Location: Lyman
December 11, 2020 - Bertie Mae Hayes McGinley, 85, passed away December 11, 2020.

A native of Greer, daughter of the late Coleman A. and Ola Greene Hayes, she was a retired housekeeper of a nursing home and of the Baptist Faith.



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Tony Ray Durham

Location: Travelers Rest
December 9, 2020 - Tony Ray Durham, 63, passed away December 9, 2020.

A native of Greenville, son of the late Charles William Durham Jr. and Edna
Katherine Thompson Durham Hester. He was an employee of Blue Ridge Propane Gas and of the Baptist Faith.



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Bertie Mae Hayes Bentley

Location: Lyman
December 11, 2020 - Bertie Mae Hayes McGinley, 85, passed away December 11, 2020.

A native of Greer, daughter of the late Coleman A. and Ola Greene Hayes, she was a retired housekeeper of a nursing home and of the Baptist Faith.



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Jacob Andrew Lynch

Location: Greer, SC
December 9, 2020 - Jacob Andrew Lynch, 15, passed away December 9, 2020.

A native of Spartanburg, son of James Andrew and Rebecca Lee Onufer Lynch of the home, he was a student at Blue Ridge Middle School and attended Edwards Road Baptist Church.



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