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Cynthia Waters Geddis

Location: Greer, SC
January 30, 2021 - Cynthia Waters Geddis, 89, widow of Albert L. Geddis, passed away January 30, 2021.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Walker Charlie and Minnie Ethel Fowler Waters, she was a homemaker and a member of Abner Creek Baptist Church.



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Marsha Lominack Lee

Location: Greer, SC
January 28, 2021 - Marsha Lominack Lee, of Greer, SC, died January 28, 2021.

Born March 13, 1946, in Newberry, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Erlene Wheeler Lominack and Edward Kirby Lominack, Sr. of Newberry, S.C.

Mrs. Lee graduated from Newberry High School and Columbia College. She received her master's degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She worked as a teacher for 30 years in Charleston, S.C., Chattanooga, TN., Murfreesboro, TN., Columbia, S.C., and Irmo, S.C. She retired from teaching in 2000.

Mrs. Lee was a longtime member of United Methodist Churches, where she volunteered in various positions. She was also a member of Sunday School Classes, and the United Methodist Women. For the last 10 years she was a member of Memorial UMC in Greer. In addition to her voluntary work at Memorial, for several years Mrs. Lee and her sister had a "Book Bag" ministry for homeless persons.

Mrs. Lee enjoyed activities like yard work, photography, reading, and visiting grandchildren. She was an active member of the PEO, Chapter AE. She and Dennis traveled extensively both before and after retiring, including trips to Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Scotland and many of the U.S. states.



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Georgia Thelma Morgan

Location: Greer, SC
January 29, 2021 - Georgia Thelma Morgan, 86, widow of Roy H. Morgan, Sr., passed January 29, 2021.

A native of Buncombe County, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late John Floyd and Lula Mae Hudgins Warren; a retired employee of Greer Hospital System and of the Baptist faith.



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Wanda Cooper Ferguson

Location: Greer, SC
January 28, 2021 - Wanda Cooper Ferguson, 66, was called home on January 28, 2021. Wanda was a fun and loving mother who adored her family, especially her grandchildren and grand dogs.

She was a daughter of the late Troy and Mamie Cooper.

She attended Greer High School and entered the workforce as a secretary for GOS. Later, Wanda became a beauty consultant for Fashion 220 cosmetics.

She was a trailblazer and entrepreneur owning several businesses including Sunsational Tanning and Crystal?s restaurant.

She was an avid learner throughout her life and decided to go back to school at the age of 32. Wanda earned a degree in Radiologic Technology from Greenville Technical College with a focus on Computed Tomography.

She was employed by St. Francis Hospital and Healthsouth for 25 plus years. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling and taking trips to the beach, Hawaii, Las Vegas and Europe.

She also enjoyed gardening, grilling out, watching movies and spending time with her family.



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Georgia Oneillia Elder Burrell

January 28, 2021 - Georgia Oneilia Elder Burrell, 90, widow of Edgar Otis Burrell, passed away January 28, 2021 at the home of her daughter.

A native of Spartanburg, daughter of the late George and Neva Holden Elder, she was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens, Apalache Plant and a member of Abner Creek Baptist Church.



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Bobby S. Jones

Location: Greer, SC
January 27, 2021 - Bobby S. Jones, 86, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday evening, January 27, 2021.

Born in Greenville County, South Carolina, son of the late Samuel Bennett and Willie Mae Jones, he retired from Carolina Fashions, where he was employed for many years.

Bob was a proud U.S. Marine Corp veteran and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-father. He and his surviving wife, Emma Jean Dill Jones, shared a loving marriage for 66 years.



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John Larry Sexton

Location: Greer, SC
January 26, 2021 - John Larry Sexton, 80, passed away January 26, 2021.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late David and Myrtle Louise McAbee Sexton. He was a retired supervisor from AT&T, served as commissioner of SJWD Water District, an avid hunter and was State Turkey Calling Champion in 1973 in Edgefield, S.C.



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Maureen R. Blackwell Denton

Location: Greer, SC
January 25, 2021 - Maureen R. Blackwell Denton, 70, passed away January 25, 2021.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Lloyd George and Rose Lucille Gantt Blackwell. She was a member of Trinity Bible Church.



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William Dever Lynn

Location: Greer, SC
January 21, 2021 - William Dever Lynn, 82, passed away January 21, 2021.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late Clinton and Grace Gosnell Lynn. He was retired from Homelite, a Veteran of the South Carolina Army National Guard and a member of Washington Baptist Church.



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Michael Brown McLeod

Location: Greer, SC
January 21, 2021 - Michael Brown McLeod, 72, passed away January 21, 2021.

A native of Jacksonville, FL., son of the late Carter B. and Frances Cotton McLeod. He was a Comptroller for House of Raeford, a member of Rock Steady Boxing of Greenville and was of the Presbyterian faith.



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Patricia Owens Forrester

Location: Greer, SC
January 21, 2021 - Patricia Owens Forrester, 81, widow of Franklin Delano Forrester, passed away January 21, 2021.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Charles W. and Georgia Rogers Owens, she was a homemaker and member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Duncan, SC.



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Ronald (Ron) H. Atkins a.k.a. Santa Claus

Location: Greer, SC
January 21, 2021 - Ron Atkins, a.k.a. Santa Claus, 70, of Greer, began worshipping at the feet of Jesus on Thursday, January 21, 2021, after succumbing to COVID-19.

Born in Tryon, North Carolina on June 21, 1950, to the late James Hayden and Nellie McCraw Atkins, he lived most of his life in the Gowensville Community.

Ron graduated from Landrum High School and worked with machine maintenance. He was a retired employee of Mitsubishi, and a devoted member of Gowensville First Baptist Church for more than 50 years, where he enjoyed working with children in Awana as well as talking and praying with those taking part in the monthly Second Saturday community meal food ministry.

He considered members of the Branyon-Godseekers Sunday School Class his second family.

Ron enjoyed classic car events, cheering for the USC Gamecocks, listening to gospel music and relaxing in the Smokey Mountains with his family.

Known for his joyful nature, generosity, gregarious personality and active Christian faith, Ron took pleasure in sharing his love of Jesus with others.

During the Christmas season, he assumed the persona of Santa Claus and delighted in having children pull his real white beard. As Santa Claus in Landrum and at numerous other locations he shared his message of the true meaning of Christmas.



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Thomas (Tommy) John Halley

Location: Greer, SC
January 21, 2021 - Thomas John Halley (Tommy), 61, passed away January 21, 2021.

A native of White Plains, N.Y., son of the late Edward Donald and Bridget McTague Halley. He was a 1977 graduate of Greer High School, after graduating he earned an Associate?s Degree in marketing from Greenville Technical College in 1980.

Tommy was a retired mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service for 34 years not to mention an avid fan of Greer High School football, Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Braves. Tommy loved his cat Cookies.



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Dr. Gary Ray Goetz

Location: Greer, SC
January 16, 2021 - Dr. Gary Ray Goetz at the age of 78, met his Savior face to face Saturday, January 16, 2021. We have peace knowing he is now rejoicing with his Savior and loved ones in heaven.

Gary was born April 3, 1942, to Ray and Beatrice Burg Goetz in Marshfield, WI; who both have preceded him to glory. He was the eldest of six.

He left behind five siblings and their spouses, Diane Krause (Fred) of Centerton, Ark.; Deborah Cattanach (Daniel) of Marshfield, Wisc; Thomas Goetz (Paulette) of Naples, Fla.; James Goetz (Sandy) of Wheaton, Ill.; and John Goetz (Susie) of Weston, Conn.



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Jessie Brockman (Padgett) Kemp

Location: Greer, SC
January 20, 2021 - Jessie Brockman (Padgett) Kemp, 86, widow of James Henry Kemp passed away January 20, 2021.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late James T. and Clara G. Brockman. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Abner Creek Baptist Church.



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Collon 'Sonny' Kirkland, Jr.

Location: Campobello
January 19, 2021 - Collon "Sonny" Kirkland, Jr., went home to be with the Lord January 19, 2021.

A native of Miami, Florida, son of the late Collon Kirkland, Sr. and Velma Musselwhite Kirkland, he was a U.S. Army Veteran, loved to hunt, fish, and be with family, watch Sci Fi Channel, Duke basketball and Clemson football.



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Evelyn Butler McAbee

Location: Greer, SC
January 18, 2021 - Evelyn Butler McAbee, 90, widow of S.D. McAbee, passed away January 18, 2021.

A native of Taylors, SC, daughter of the late Ramsey G. and Robbie Caroline Butler. She was a mill worker at Springs Industries and a member of Washington Baptist Church.



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Margie Orene Hart Seay

Location: Greer, SC
January 18, 2021 - Margie "Dottie" Orene Hart Seay, 88, widow of Howard Franklin Seay, passed away January 18, 2021.

A native of Greer, SC, daughter of the late James A. and Lelia Pittman Hart, she was a homemaker and member of the Greer Church of God.



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Beatrice 'Ms. Bea' Daisy Henerey Abercrombie

Location: Wellford, SC
January 17, 2021 - Beatrice "Ms. Bea" Daisy Henerey Abercrombie, 90, widow of David Clifford Abercrombie, passed away January 17, 2021.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Edwin Winkler and Mary Inez Cannon Henerey, she was a retired employee of Springs Industries after 43 years of service and a lifelong member of Duncan United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir.



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Myrtice Elizabeth Godfrey Sherbert

Location: Greer, SC
January 16, 2021 - Myrtice Elizabeth Godfrey Sherbert, 80, passed away January 16, 2021.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Willie and Gladys Kemp Godfrey, she was a retired employee of Shriners Hospitals for Children and a member of Burnsview Baptist Church.



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