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Franklin Esby Vehorn

Location: Greer, SC
June 29, 2021 - Franklin Esby Vehorn, 78, passed away June 29, 2021.

A native of Greenville, SC, son of the late Roy Julian and Mildred Helen Shearer Vehorn, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a retired sportswriter for the Virginian-Pilot and of the Methodist faith.



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Scott Shannon Shannon

Location: Seneca
June 23, 2021 - Scott Gregory Shannon, 44, died unexpectedly on June 23, 2021.

A native of Wilmington, Del., son of Christine Lee Solomon Shannon of Seneca and the late Gregory James Shannon.



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William Martin, Jr.

Location: Greer, SC
June 26, 2021 - William "Bill" James Martin, Jr., 97, widower of Sarah Poole Martin, passed away June 26, 2021.

A native of Ware Shoals, son of the late William James Martin, Sr., and Olga Hopkins Martin, he was retired owner and operator of Martin Radio & TV, a member of the Bailey Masonic Lodge #146 and was a Shriner, a member of Fairview Baptist Church and a US Army Veteran of World War II.



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Scott Gregory Shannon

Location: Seneca
June 23, 2021 - Scott Gregory Shannon, 44, died unexpectedly on June 23, 2021.

A native of Wilmington, Del., son of Christine Lee Solomon Shannon of Seneca and the late Gregory James Shannon.



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Kathy Price Canup

Location: Greer, SC
June 24, 2021 - Kathy Price Canup, 47, passed away June 24, 2021.

A native of Covington, Ky., daughter of Randall Keith Price (Cathy) of Sumter and Ruth Hensley Price of Duncan, she was a former Pastor at Rushing Wind Ministry in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and member of North Gate Freewill Baptist Church.

She was a servant of Jesus Christ, loved her Lord, her family and friends.



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Bertha Elizabeth Henry Petree

Location: Greer, SC
June 23, 2021 - Bertha Elizabeth Henry Petree, 94, widow of Charles Beverly Petree, passed away June 23, 2021.

A native of Cherokee County, Ga., daughter of the late James Flem and Rosa Mae Coker Henry, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.



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Frank Nolan Tooley

Location: Greer, SC
June 23, 2021 - Frank Nolan Tooley, 89, passed away June 23, 2021.

A native of Greer, son of the late Henry P. and Harriett Pollard Tooley, he was a
United States Army and Air Force Veteran, a POW during the Korean War,
retired machinist/mechanic, and a member of Milford Baptist Church.



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Helen Edith Barkley Buohl

Location: Greer, SC
June 18, 2021 - Helen Edith Bakley Buohl, 97, widow of Paul Christian Buohl, passed away June
18, 2021.

A native of Camden, New Jersey, daughter of the late Russell Elverson and
Elizabeth Williams Bakley, she was a wife, mother, homemaker, a former
employee of Bell Telephone Company and The Campbell Soup Company, and of
the Methodist faith.



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Shirley Lou Pittman Pike

Location: Taylors
June 19, 2021 - Shirley Lou Pittman Pike, 82, widow of Ralph Dupree Pike, passed away June 19, 2021.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Leroy and Hettie Bell Moon Pittman, she was a retired employee of Delta Mills and was of the Baptist faith.



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Roy Lee Newton

Location: Greer, SC
June 14, 2021 - Roy Lee Newton, 81, passed away June 14, 2021.

A native of Abbeville, son of the late R.L. and Sue Garner Newton, he was a former employee for BI-LO and a member of Apalache Baptist Church.



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Anthro Valree Phillips

Location: Greer, SC
June 8, 2021 - Antho Valree Phillips, 93, went home June 8, 2021, after a three-year battle with dementia.

A native of Greer, she was a daughter of Elbert and Nellie Mae Wilbanks Forrester.

Antho grew up on tenant farms in the O?Neal community and graduated from Mountain View High School.

She married a dairy farmer, and they went on to raise beef cattle on their farm near Pelham.

An active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, she taught the nursery Sunday school classes, led a bereavement catering group, made choir dresses and costumes, and cooked for the Happy Hearts club meetings.

In the community, she led Girl Scouts and delivered Meals on Wheels.

Antho loved to sew. She started making clothes for herself and others while still in high school and continued to sew for many people into her late 80's, making everything from wedding dresses to smocked baby dresses.

A strong, quiet, unassuming person, she taught her children to work hard, be inventive, practice good stewardship, offer compassion, and to face life with a smile and calm fortitude, not by what she said, but by how she lived.


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Anthro Valree Phillips

Location: Greer, SC
June 8, 2021 - Antho Valree Phillips, 93, went home June 8, 2021, after a three-year battle with dementia.

A native of Greer, she was a daughter of Elbert and Nellie Mae Wilbanks Forrester.

Antho grew up on tenant farms in the O?Neal community and graduated from Mountain View High School.

She married a dairy farmer, and they went on to raise beef cattle on their farm near Pelham.

An active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, she taught the nursery Sunday school classes, led a bereavement catering group, made choir dresses and costumes, and cooked for the Happy Hearts club meetings.

In the community, she led Girl Scouts and delivered Meals on Wheels.

Antho loved to sew. She started making clothes for herself and others while still in high school and continued to sew for many people into her late 80's, making everything from wedding dresses to smocked baby dresses.

A strong, quiet, unassuming person, she taught her children to work hard, be inventive, practice good stewardship, offer compassion, and to face life with a smile and calm fortitude, not by what she said, but by how she lived.


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Norma Jeans Walter Johnson

Location: Greer, SC
June 5, 2021 - Norma Jean Waters Johnson, 81, passed away June 5, 2021.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Herman Clyde and Gladys
Loree Leonard Waters, she was retired from Homelite and a member of Memorial
Drive Baptist Church.



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Christopher Glenn McCoy

Location: Greer, SC
June 1, 2021 - Christopher Glenn McCoy went home to be with his Savior on June 1, 2021.

He is survived by his loving wife Robin of 29 years.

Chris was born on April 14, 1963, to Ansel and Clara McCoy of Greer, S.C.

Mr. McCoy was a graduate of Riverside High School and furthered his education at Greenville Technical College where he earned an Associates Degree in Electronics and Computers.

He was owner and master mechanic of McCoy?s Auto Service; he dedicated his career to helping others both through hands on care and sharing his knowledge and expertise.

He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

Chris enjoyed trips to the mountains, boating, gardening, and a love for animals.


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