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home : obituaries : obituaries August 18, 2019 

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Delree Johnson Hilley - Greenwood

  Delree Johnson Hilley, 75, of 214 Orchard Drive, wife of John W. “Jerry” Hilley, died Friday, August 16, 2019 at Self Regional Medical Center.


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Russell Black - Greenwood

  Thomas Russell Black, Jr., 74, of Greenwood, husband of Dorothy Ann Nickles Black, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at his home.


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Ronald "Ron" William Pryor, Jr.

Ronald “Ron” William Pryor, Jr., 58, of 5012 Highway 25 S, widower of Brenda Sudduth Pryor, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at his home.

Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Ronald William Pryor Sr. and Cornelia Morrow Pryor. Ron worked in construction as a carpenter and attended Trinity Baptist Tabernacle Church.

Surviving is his stepmother, Linda Gail Pryor of Greenwood; sisters, Rona Koizumi, Donna Hazel (Joey), both of Greenwood, and Stacey Bice of Iva; brothers, Greg Morrow (Teresa) and Andy Morrow (Suzie), both of Greenwood; uncles, George Morrow (Kathy) of Murrells Inlet and Roy Pryor (Vicki) of Ridgeland; and several nieces and nephews.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Deacon Obbie Tolbert, Jr.

Deacon Obbie Tolbert, Jr. 79,  of 414 Power Street, husband of Mildred Luchie Tolbert died peacefully   at his home on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 He was born in Greenwood County,   a son of the late Obbie Tolbert , Sr. and Jannie Mae Jennings Tolbert.

Obbie was  a graduate of Brewer High School Class of 1957 and attended Lander College.

He served faithfully at  Morris Chapel Baptist Church until his health declined. He was  Father of the Year 1999, a Sunday School teacher for over 15 years, and Assistant Treasurer. He served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, member of the Brotherhood and a lifetime member of  the NAACP. He retired after faithfully serving 33 years with the United Telephone Company, 10 years with Greenwood ( Durst Plant) and was a dedicated delivery/driver for Fooshe Flowers.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Faye Turner Thompson

Faye Turner Thompson, 86, of 105 Oaklane Drive, widow of Jack R. Thompson, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at her home. 

Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late JC “Bo” Turner and Ruth Garrett Turner. She was retired from Monsanto and was a member of Woodfields Baptist Church. 

Surviving are her sons, Jay “Skeeter” Thompson (JoLynne) of Greenwood, Jim Thompson (Lisa) of LaGrange, GA, Jack “Sam” Thompson, Jr. of the home; her daughter, Lynn Wilson (Bo) of Greenwood; sister, Clara “Duck” Cobb (Ty) of Greenwood; brothers, Bill Turner of Greenwood and Stanley Turner of Laurens; grandchildren, Will Thompson, Laura Ann Thompson, Lee Wilson (Susan), Michael Wheless, Bailey Thompson (Hannah), JP Lamb (Jewel), Taylor Carvajal (Mikey), and Samantha Thompson; and five great grandchildren.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Carolyn Willy

Carolyn Faye Reichenbach Willy, 90, wife of John R. “Bob” Willy, resident of Wesley Commons, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont. 

Born February 9, 1929 in Madison County, IN to the late Charles H. and Mildred McKinsey Reichenbach. She was a graduate of Pendleton High School and attended Purdue University. She formally served as Office Manager at St. Nicholas Speech and Hearing Center in Greenwood. 

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Marion Freeland

Marion Albert Freeland, 93, husband of Frances Haralson Freeland, resident of McCormick, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at McCormick Health & Rehab.

Born June 14, 1926 in McCormick to the late Robert Frank and Lillian Bell Wilkie Freeland. He attended Clemson College and was a WWII Army veteran. He was a member of Plum Branch Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 73 years are his sons, Marion and wife Jo Ann Freeland of Spring City, TN, Steve and wife Dale of Freeland of North Augusta and Allen and wife Judy Freeland of McCormick; daughter, Vickie and husband Roger Durham of Powdersville; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

James "Jim" A. Ferguson

James “Jim” A. Ferguson, resident of Wesley Commons,  passed away Monday, August 5, 2019, at Hospice House.

Born February 25, 1921 in County Derry, Ireland, he was a son of the late John and Annie Doherty Ferguson.  He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1925 arriving through Ellis Island and settling in Pittsburgh where he was raised on the North Side.  Jim graduated from Oliver High School in Pittsburgh and the American Institute of Banking through Duquesne University. Before attending college he became a Naturalized Citizen of the United States and served in the US Army and US Army Air Corps during World War II, including time in Okinawa.  Mr. Ferguson retired from Mellon Bank having served in several locations throughout the Pittsburgh area during his long career. After his retirement he worked in the Clubhouse of Oakmont Country Club until he was 84 years of age.

He was a member of Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church in Plum, PA.  He was a member and Past Post Commander (92-93) of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of Vandergrift and a member of the American Legion Post #980 in Plum, PA.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Ginny Reichardt Moseley

Ginny Reichardt Moseley, 59, of 141 Belle Rive Drive, Ninety Six, wife of Hugh D. Moseley, Jr., died Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Newtown, CT, she was a daughter of Gail Hickman Gregory and the late Chuck Reichardt.  Ginny was a graduate of Newtown High School in Sandy Hook, CT and attended Lander College after moving to Greenwood in 1990.  She was employed by R. H. Donnelley and Sprint in advertising sales and was the owner of Hampton Cottage Antiques. Ginny was a former Miss Connecticut and competed in the Miss America pageant.

Ginny enjoyed living on Lake Greenwood in the home that she and her husband built.  She loved spoiling her little dogs, Rossie and Gabbie.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Fred Parker Jr

Fred Parker Jr 71, of 584  Rushton Road, Saluda SC died August 5, 2019 at Hospice Care of the Piedmont.  Born on September 28, 1947 in Greenwood, SC he was a son of the late Hellen English Parker and Fred Parker Sr.  

He attended Brewer High School in Greenwood, SC.  and was a truck driver for Wilson Brothers in Coronaca.  He was a comedian by nature and he enjoyed fishing during his free time.  He was a friend of many and he never met a stranger.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Rev. Fred William Smith

Rev. Fred William Smith, 80, beloved husband of Brenda Parks Smith, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Self Regional Medical Center.

Born in Woodruff, on October 20, 1938, he was the son of the late Toy E. and Maude Chesney Smith.  Rev. Smith was a US Air Force veteran having served during the Vietnam War.

Fred was a graduate from Spartanburg Methodist College in 1967 and the Baptist College in Charleston in 1970, which is now Charleston Southern University. He later received a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest in 1975. Having been a pastor for thirty eight years, Rev. Smith served Providence Baptist Church, Monks Coroner; Buckeye Forest Baptist Church, Spartanburg;  Mountain Grove Baptist Church, Louisburg; Shady Grove Baptist Church, Sunset; Nebo Baptist Church, Gresham; Coneross Baptist Church, Westminster; and retired from First Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Greenwood, where he was made pastor Emeritus on December 28, 2003. He was a member of Laurel Baptist Church in Greenwood. One of his greatest joys of being a pastor was caring for people.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Marie Claire Chandenais Mangum

Marie Claire Chandenais Mangum, age 87, of 204 Lakeshore Drive, widow of Jack Mangum, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 3, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living. 

Claire, affectionately known in her earlier years as Marie Claire, was born on Aug. 16, 1931 in Fall River, MA. She was a daughter of the late Albert and Eva Allie Chandenais. Claire was an extremely talented seamstress and had worked with R & K Originals clothing company in Fall River, MA before she and her husband bought and operated Island Park Laundry in Portsmouth, Rhode Island for a number of years. After relocating to South Carolina, she was employed by Kentucky Fried Chicken in Clinton and worked for the bowling alley in Clinton for a time as well. She continued her seamstress skills working from her home to serve others faithfully for many years.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Charlie Mae Higgins

Mrs. Charlie Mae Higgins 84, of 124 Sumpter Ct. wife of George Smith Higgins died on July 31, 2019 at Magnolia Manor. Born in Greenwood County  December 25, 1934, she was the daughter of Rosella Payne. She was a member of Second Damascus Baptist Church where she was a former member of the Gospel Choir and the Willing Workers Club She retired from Magnolia Manor after many years of service

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Shirley Nance, Sennie Thomas, Wilhelmenia Brown and Rosa Lee Marshall and three brothers, Julian Ernest Payne,  Jimmy Lee Payne and Cleveland Payne.

Surviving are her husband, George S. Higgins of the home;  two nieces raised in the home, Towana and Satrina Thomas; six great  nieces; one brother, John R. Payne and three sisters Joann Freeman, Brenda Payne, and Ellen Quarles.  a special cousin Julia (Curtis) Carter and a host of other relatives and friends.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Jerry Wesley Miller - Abbeville

Jerry Wesley Miller, 74, of Abbeville, husband of Joyce Dobbins Miller, died Sunday, August 04, 2019 at Self Regional Healthcare. He was born in Greenwood to the late J.W. Miller and Martha Frances White Miller. 

A 1962 graduate of Abbeville High School, Jerry joined the South Carolina National Guard where he was associated with the 151st Signal Battalion.  He was employed with Flexible Technologies from 1971-2007 retiring as the Maintenance Supervisor after many years of service. A devoted member of Beulah Baptist Church, he was an integral part of the Men’s Sunday School Class and served as a Deacon. Watching Panther football and listening to the NASCAR races brought him much delight. Camping with their best friends Jayne and George Hall, good cookouts, boat rides and enjoying time with family and friends will be memories never forgotten.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Inocencia Sanchez DelRosario

Ms Inocencia Sanchez DelRosario 42, of 313 A Byrd Street died July 28, 2019 at Charlotte Medical Center in Charlotte North Carolina. She was born in San Juan, Tejupa Pueblo a daughter of Octaviaon  Olemedo Sanchez and Martina Delarosario Sanchez. 


Friday, August 2, 2019

Sanchez DelRosaio

Ms Inocencia Sanchez DelRosario 42, of 313 A Byrd Street died July 28, 2019 at Charlotte Medical Center in Charlotte North Carolina. She was born in San Juan, Tejupa Pueblo a daughter of Octaviaon  Olemedo Sanchez and Martina Delarosario Sanchez. 

Surviving are her children Yacsiri Sanchez, Miguel Bautista and Ernesto Vasquez 

Mass will be held 1:30 Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Final services will be held in San Andres, Choula Peubla.

The family is at the home. Percival Tompkins Funeral Home is honored to serve the  Sanchez DelRosario Family.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Charlie Mae Higgins
Charlie Mae Higgins 84, of 124 Sumpter Court wife of George Higgins died July 31, 2019 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Facility. The family is at the home. Arrangements will be announced by Percival Tompkins Funeral Home.
Friday, August 2, 2019

Donald "Donnie" W. White

Donald “Donnie” W. White, 66, of Troy, husband of Carol Ann Metts White, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at Self Regional Medical Center. 

Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Julian Jeno W. White Jr. and Esther Wilbur White. Donnie was a graduate of Clinton High School, where he was quarterback of the football team and received a football scholarship to Clemson University, where he played as a running back. He was employed for 29 years with Greenwood Mills, Adams Plant and retired as an engineering supervisor with Quanta Engineering. 

Donnie was an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman and loved spending time with his grandboys. He was a member of Star Fort Golf Club. He attended Redemption Baptist Church in Enoree and Mountain Creek Baptist Church.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Joseph "Joe" Williams Gentry

Joseph “Joe” Williams Gentry, Sr., 88, of 5517 Highway 178 South, Ninety Six, widower of Loretta White Gentry, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at his home.

Born in Comer, GA, he was a son of the late Ernest Clyde and Mary Brooks Gentry. He retired from Lander University as an auto mechanic and was a member of First St. Moriah Baptist Church. Mr. Gentry was a US Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

Surviving are his children, JoLynne Thompson (Skeeter) of Greenwood, Joseph Williams Gentry, Jr. (Yvonne) of Williston, Nina Faye Adams (Rusty) of Callison, and Peggy Gentry of the home; sister, Nina Mae Russe (Dale) of San Rafael, CA; brother, Eugene (Betty) of Red Oak, TX; five grandchildren, Taylor Carvajal (Mikey) of Lafayette, IN, J.P. Lamb (Jewel) of Liberty, Chirsa Shealy (Glenn) of Saluda, Spanky Weaghington (Brandi) of Callison, and Ben Adams (Samantha) of Piedmont; seven great grandchildren; and special companion, his dog, Josie Girl.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Joan Davenport Coats

Joan Davenport Coats, 83, formerly of Ninety Six, widow of Bill Coats, died Monday, July 29, 2019 at Brookdale Pointe West, Bradenton, FL.

Born in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late William Leo and Lola Rebecca Hendrix Davenport.  Joan attended Newberry College and was employed by Bankers Trust, retiring from Bank of America. She lived most of her life in Ninety Six and was a member of Ninety Six Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she was very active in the Women’s Ministries.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son, George Coats.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dorothy Aileen Stone - Greenwood

Dorothy Aileen Stone, 91, of Greenwood, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at her home. 

Born in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Reedie Bradberry Bridges. She was employed by Milliken and Company, Gerrish Plant in Pendleton, SC and was a member of Double Springs Baptist Church in Townville, SC. 

Surviving are her children, Susan Stone Williams of Greenwood, Pamela Westmoreland (Kenneth) of Hodges, and Frances Littleton of Westminster; grandchildren, Israel King (Andrea), Raquel Lewis (Brandon), Jeremy Durham, AJ Durham, Amber Bell, Nicolas Stone, Nikki Stone, and Ryan Westmoreland; eight great grandchildren, including a special great grandson, Brett Lewis.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Frances Wrenn Pinson Nation

Frances Wrenn Pinson Nation, 81, a resident of River Fork Road, widow of James W. Nation, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Hospice House of Laurens County.

Born April 6, 1938, in Greenwood County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph P. and Beatrice Weathers Wrenn.  She was retired as a Nurse’s Assistant from Self Regional Medical Center.  

She was a member of Reedy Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She was twice married, first to the late William Walter Pinson.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Janice Louise Gunnells Noble

Janice Louise Gunnells Noble, 69, a resident of 108 Barrington Ct., wife of Ronald Noble, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont.

Born July 16, 1950, in McCormick, she was a daughter of the late Henry David and Sara Louise Lawton Gunnells.  A 1968 graduate of Greenwood High School, she was formerly employed with Moore Business Forms.

A former member of Durst Avenue Church of God, she attended South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 40 years are a son, Michael Edward Noble and wife Audrey of Powdersville; a daughter, Stacey Rene Noble (Aaron Sorenson) of Irmo; a sister, Faye G. Goff of Greenwood; a brother, Richard David Gunnells of Greenwood; three grandchildren, Connor Sorenson Noble, Mason Owen Noble and Laney Elizabeth Noble.

She was predeceased in addition to her parents by a sister, Judy G. Hopkins and a brother, William Bruce Gunnells.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Adrian Maurice Daniel - Ninety Six

Adrian Maurice Daniel, 56, of Ninety-Six, SC, died Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood, SC.  He was the youngest of seven children born to Herman and Ella (Graham) Daniel (both deceased). He was educated in the Greenwood County public school system and graduated from Ninety-Six High School (’82), where he was a member of the men’s basketball team.  He went on to matriculate for several semesters at Voorhees College.

Mr. Daniel was employed in Greenwood County until he retired from an accident that rendered him disabled.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Frances Knight - Princeton

Frances Henderson Knight, 87, widow of William Allen “Bill” Knight, of 18329 Highway 76 West, died Friday, July 26, 2019 at her home.

Born in Ware Shoals, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Otto and Willie Ann Quarles Henderson. She was a member of Princeton Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Golden Circle Sunday School class and Young At Heart.

Monday, July 29, 2019

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