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Stanley Clinton Gambrell

Location: Greenville
November 29, 2023 - Stanley Clinton Gambrell, 62, passed away November 29, 2023.

A native of Greenville, son of Yvonne Poole Moore (Joe) of Greenville and the late James Edgar Gambrell, he was a former truck driver for Walmart and a member of Woodside Baptist Church.



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Verdenia Taylor Cupka

Location: Greer, SC
November 25, 2023 - Verdenia Taylor Cupka, 88, of Greer, South Carolina, went to be with her Lord at 7 a.m. on November 25, 2023.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Bessie Johnson Taylor and Otis Taylor, she was a retired employee of General Electric and of the Baptist faith.

She was a resident of National Healthcare of Greenville, SC.



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Annette Hicks Stepp

Location: Greer, SC
November 17, 2023 - Annette Hicks Stepp, 71, of Greer, South Carolina, passed away November 17, 2023, at her home.

A native of Florence, South Carolina, a daughter of the late Benny Leo and Rosa Lee Rodgers Hicks, she was a retired employee of Bell South and member of
Praise Cathedral.

Annette was well known for meals cooked and served at Praise Cathedral. She will be missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren whom she dearly loved and enjoyed being with.


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Richard Haynes Wood, Jr.

Location: Greer, SC
November 12, 2023 - Richard "Dick" Haynes Wood, Jr., 85, passed away November 12, 2023.

A native of Greenville County, he was the son of the late Richard Haynes Wood, Sr. and Lois Crow Wood.

Dick was a 1956 graduate of Greer High School, 1960 graduate of Presbyterian College, a U.S. Army Veteran, and 3rd generation funeral director following his grandfather, John D. Wood, and his father, Richard H. Wood, Sr., as President of The Wood Mortuary, Inc., and Wood Memorial Park.

He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and attended Westminster Presbyterian Church.




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Robert Brooks Griffith

Location: Greenville
November 2, 2023 - "All the heat and fear purged itself. I felt surprisingly at peace. The bell jar hung, suspended, a few feet above my head. I was open to the circulating air."

Robert Brooks Griffith, 36, of Greenville, South Carolina, passed away, surrounded by his family, on November 2, 2023 after a brief battle with cancer.

The lines above are from "The Bell Jar", the only novel written by his favorite poet, Sylvia Plath. The main thing about these lines are simply what they reveal about Brooks: He was a smart, heady guy, but he lived in the freedom of his heart.

Brooks was a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, the son of Robert Warren Griffith, Jr., and Bonnie Hicks Griffith, both of Greenville.

Brooks was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama, his beloved alma mater, which gave him an unaccountable joy on the gridiron (particularly the Nick Saban era). He was also a fanatical (and often fanatically frustrated) New York Jets fan. But Brooks? strong sense of self-irony helped him keep it all in perspective.

He had many talents and strengths. He was an English major / Creative Writing minor who wrote wonderfully well ? not in a stodgy academic sense, but in a very real, living, breathing style. His acute eye to detail was as likely to point out beauty as it was mischief.

His rehearsal dinner speeches are the stuff of legend ? as are his impassioned karaoke renditions that ran the gamut of pop, rock, metal, even a little country when the mood struck him right.

As everyone knew, Brooks had a tremendous wit: uncliched, rapier-like, and often subtle. He loved music, too, in particular U2, The National, Bruce Springsteen, Orville Peck, and many others. He was an unabashed wrestling fan, a pop culture enthusiast, and a frighteningly gifted trivia wizard.

But above all, Brooks was a friend. A soul to confide in. An open heart that desired to help others. That was his true gift, as well as is legacy.

His service to the special needs and elderly community was a driving passion. He worked as a respite worker for multiple children and adults, was a caregiver to many, assisted with the Special Olympics softball, dance, and soccer teams, was counselor at Camp Spearhead for Special Needs, and many others.

Most recently he worked as an autism aide at Grove Elementary School until his passing. Brooks loved this job so much and often talked about wanting to go back to school to be a teacher. That was unnecessary, of course, because Brooks was already a teacher. He taught all of us by the way he lived: the way he viewed the world, the way he saw the best in people, the way his compassion was inexhaustible, and the way he cared about you, me, and so many others. Brooks was a true gem.

When Brooks was asked what he thought regarding having an aggressive form of cancer, he replied "Of course I am scared,who wouldn?t be? But I?m not scared of death because I know where I am going.?

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2023, at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church conducted by Reverend Mark Tankersley.

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Michael Lee "Mike" Gravely

Location: Greer, SC
November 12, 2023 - Michael Lee "Mike" Gravley, 69, of Greer, won his battle with cancer on November 12, 2023, as he was ushered into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A native of Greer, son of the late Leon Gravley and Phyllis Mullins Gravley Henderson, he was the owner of Shoptops, LLC and a member of His Vineyard.

A 1980 member of the PGA Tour, Mike regained his amateur status and won dozens of championships, including being the only golfer to win the Pickens and Spartanburg County Amateurs, Festival of Flowers, and Greenville County Amateur, the latter of which he won a record of four times.

He won the Greater Greer Open 10 times, numerous club titles, several South Carolina and Carolinas Golf Association Championships and played in multiple USGA National Championships. He was a fierce competitor, but friendships were greater than victories, as he would always be first in line to say "well done" to the winner.

Mike will forever be remembered for his love of the Lord, and his love for his family and friends. He was a man full of life and laughter, a loyal friend to so many.



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Geraldine Morrow Brady

Location: Inman
November 12, 2023 - Geraldine Morrow Brady, 89, passed away November 12, 2023.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late William Rufus and Carrie Belle Elder Morrow, she was a retired beautician and a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.



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Robert Brooks Griffith

Location: Greenville
November 2, 2023 - Robert Brooks Griffith, 36, of Greenville, South Carolina, passed away November 2, 2023.

A native of Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina, son of Robert Warren Griffith, Jr. of Greenville, South Carolina and Bonnie Hicks Griffith of Taylors, South Carolina, he was a graduate of the University of Alabama, worked with special needs children at Grove Elementary School, an avid Crimson Tide and New York Jets fan, and was a member of St. James Episcopal Church.



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