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Wilma Jean Brown Bayne

Location: Greer, SC
March 30, 2022 - Wilma Jean Brown Bayne, 82, wife of the late Bobby Joe Bayne, passed away March 30, 2022.

A native of Rutherfordton, N.C., daughter of the late Johnny Mack and Letha May Higgins Brown, she was a retired employee of Stone Manufacturing and a member of Praise Cathedral.



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Phyllis Parker Stone

Location: Charlotte, NC
March 23, 2022 - Phyllis Parker Stone of Charlotte, NC passed away peacefully, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, surrounded by her children.

Phyllis was born on July 11, 1940, to Harry A. and Virginia Smith Parker. She spent her childhood skiing on Lake Lanier and playing with her cousins in Greer, S.C.

An infamous beauty queen, Phyllis had the honor of being chosen 1961 Peach Queen for the state of South Carolina, followed by Miss Gaffney. She later studied at Limestone College, where she pursued a degree in the Arts.

Phyllis married Ronald Phillips Stone at Myers Park Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C. They were blessed with four children, Chris, Cindy, Jennifer, and Anna.

Phyllis had a special relationship with her sister-in-law Anna B. Stone, and they loved spending summers at the beach together with their children.

Phyllis had a great love for porcelain rabbits, everything Christmas, Hallmark movies and her grandchildren. She considered her grandchildren her greatest joy.

Nonnie always made holidays special for the kids and was always down for a jump on the trampoline or a makeover.



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Harry Gene Wood

Location: Taylors
March 21, 2022 - Harry Gene Wood, 69, passed away March 21, 2022.

A native of Greer, son of the late Joseph Clyde Wood, Jr. and Latrell Wood, he was a retired employee of Greenville City, an avid race car driver and car collector, and of the Baptist faith.



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Mary Helen Sanchez Burchfield

Location: Taylors
March 16, 2022 - Mary Helen Sanchez Burchfield, 75, passed away March 16, 2022.

A native of Vaughn, New Mexico, daughter of the late José "Joe" Maria and Cleo Emma Greigo Sanchez, she was a homemaker and a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.



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George Edwin Harrison, Jr.

Location: Greer, SC
March 15, 2022 - George Edwin Harrison, Jr., 98, husband of the late Idella Morrow Harrison, passed away March 15, 2022.

A native of Greer, son of the late George Edwin Harrison, Sr., and Carrie Harrison, he was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of WWII, owner and operator of Harrison Auto Parts, and a member of Greer First Baptist Church.

Mr. Harrison loved his buddies at Back Home Café and enjoyed having his fried chicken and banana pudding at the Clock every week.

He knew just about everyone in town and never spoke an unkind word about anyone. He was independent until the end.



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John Mitchell Simmons

Location: Greenville
March 10, 2022 - John Mitchell Simmons, 82, husband of the late Barbara Ann Massey Simmons,
passed away March 10, 2022.

A native of Greer, son of the late Richard Nathaniel and Ella Mae Smith Simmons, he was an independent auto dealer, a Hejaz Shriner, member of the Greenville Shrine Club, and of the Baptist faith.

John lived his life to the fullest. He loved his family, friends and always helping others in need.



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Ira Richard Thackston, Sr.

Location: Duncan
March 11, 2022 - Ira Richard Thackston, Sr., 89, husband of the late Betty Elizabeth Bradshaw
Thackston, passed away March 11, 2022.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Henry Grady Thackston, Sr., and
Mary Eula Davis Thackston. He was a retired employee of Lyman Printing and
Finishing and Spartanburg County Schools. He was an active member of Liberty
Hill United Methodist Church.



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William "Billy" Woodrow Lawrence, Jr.

Location: Pensacola, Florida
March 8, 2022 - William "Billy" Woodrow Lawrence, Jr., 69, passed away March 8, 2022.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late William Woodrow Lawrence, Sr. and Julia Thrift Lawrence, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a retired plumber, and of the Baptist faith.



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Bertha A. Reeves Farmer

Location: Greer, SC
March 10, 2022 - Bertha A. Reeves Farmer, 85, passed away March 10, 2022.

A native of Greer, daughter of the late James Edward and Pallie Bentley Reeves, she was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.



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Kent Alford Ponder

Location: Greer, SC
March 7, 2022 - Kent Alford Ponder, 97, husband of the late Martha Jones Ponder, passed away March 7, 2022.

A native of Greer, son of the late T. Herman and Theotha Hempley Ponder, he was a United States WWII Marine Veteran, retired textile engineer from Lyman Printing and Finishing and a member of Liberty Hill United Methodist Church.

Mr. Ponder was a lover of family, fishing, and The Atlanta Braves. Kent was always joyful, soft spoken, kind, gentle, patient, loving and found the positive in all of life.



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Derrick Shane Rhodes

Location: Moore
March 3, 2022 - Derrick Shane Rhodes, 51, passed away March 3, 2022.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany and a native of Greer, a son of Carl Everett Rhodes,
Jr, and the late Phyllis Lucille Bailey Rhodes; he was an emergency medical
technician for Rescue 21; of the Messianic-Jewish faith and member of Beit Devar Adonai.



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Billy Joe Culbertson

Location: Greer, SC
March 2, 2022 - Billy Joe Culbertson, 89, husband of the late Karen "Kay" Reilly Culbertson, passed away March 2, 2022.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late James Curtis and Willie Jeanes Culbertson, he was a retired aircraft mechanic from Lockheed and a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.



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