Obituaries week of 5-9-12



Alfred Eugene “Gene” Broadwater, Sr., 71, of Piedmont, husband of Sarah Broadwater, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Clyde and Vera Broadwater.
He was a Baptist.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are six children, Connie, Gene, Jr., Sharon, Donna, Vicky, and Eugene; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters.
Funeral service was held Friday, May 4, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. Burial followed in Robinson Memorial Gardens.

Sheila Susann Crumley Mullinax, 58, of Pelzer, widow of Ronald Lee Mullinax, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at her sister’s home.
Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Clinton George and Ida Martin Crumley.  She was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church.
Surviving are sister, Cynthia Woods of the home; brother, Stanley Crumley of Belton.
Memorial services were held Friday, May 4, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

John Roland McCuen, 75, of Pelzer, husband of Martha Loretta Short McCuen, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012 at McCall Hospice House.
Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Carl Fulton and Vivian Cozette Stallings McCuen.  He was retired from G&P Trucking Co.  He was a member of Eastview Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife of the home; son, James Roland McCuen of Liberty; sister, Erbie Jo Bonds of Simpsonville; and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Monday in the funeral home chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center, 900 W Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.

Shirley Ann Stargel, 57, of Piedmont, wife of Waymond D. Aikens, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Pickens, she was a daughter of the late Henry Cletus and Florine Aikens Stargel.  She was formerly employed by Southern Oaks Assisted Living, where she was a dietician.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by son, Jamie Lee Stargel, of the home; brothers, Gary Stargel and Johnny Stargel, both of Piedmont, and Henry Stargel, of Powdersville; and sister, Elizabeth Galloway, of Belton.
Funeral services were held Friday at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Easley.

James “Moon Pie” Harold Smith, 73, of Pelzer, died Saturday, May 05, 2012 at Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Henry Dee and Lola Mae Clardy Smith.  He was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills following forty-six years of service.
Surviving are daughter, Robin Queen of Piedmont; sisters, Mary Ellen Smith Holcombe and Doris Smith Porter, both of Pelzer; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Tuesday at White Plains Baptist Church.
The family is at the home of Robin Queen, 15 Emily Lane, Piedmont.

Wanda Lollis, of Easley, wife of Thomas D. (Pete) Lollis, died, May 3, 2012. She was the daughter of Donnie Yonce Holden and the late William C. Holden.
She is also survived by her sisters: Molly Forrester of Greer, Becky Holden of Belton, Sheila Coleman of Easley, Nancy Starnes of Belton, her brother: Bill Holden of Belton,
Funeral service was held Sunday, May 6, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
Graveside service was at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Harold Eugene Owens, 74, of Easley, husband of Gladys Dickard Owens, died Sunday, May 6, 2012 at his home.
He was born in Oconee County, a son of the late Dock Wilson and Mary Adams Owens.
He retired from Focus Golf. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard and was a Baptist.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his son, Mark E. Owens of Easley; daughter, Cyndi Stewart of Piedmont; brother, Doyle Owens of Laurens; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Chapel of Robinson Funeral Home Powdersville Road.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of SC, 900 E. Main Street, Ste. E, Easley, SC 29640.

Peggy Anderson Chapman, 68, of Pelzer, widow of Johnny Edwin Chapman, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.
Born in Williamston, she was a daughter of the late John Benjamin and Nellie Louise Clark Anderson.
She attended Providence Presbyterian Church. She retired from the Greenville Hospital System.
Surviving are a daughter, Tammy Conwell of Piedmont; and one granddaughter.
Funeral service was held Monday at Providence Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Pelzer.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association – Upstate, SC, c/o 10 Verdae Blvd. #130-153, Greenville, SC 29607.

Betty Herd Owens Rowland, 74, of Piedmont, died Saturday at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.
Born in Central, she was a daughter of the late Roscoe and Lila Mae Atkinson Herd. She was retired from BASF and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Terry Grice of the home; four sons, Franklin L. Owens of Enoree, Franklin L. Owens, Jr. of Liberty, Charles D. Owens of Anderson, and Robbie Owens of Westminster; two brothers, Jerry and Truman Herd, both of Central; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Owens; and her second husband, Willis S. Rowland.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Central.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Louise Gilstrap Trotter, 85, widow of Gus Andrew Trotter, died May 6, 2012 at Majesty Health and Rehab in Easley.
Born in Pickens to the late James and Ellen Brooks Gilstrap, she was a seamstress for Easley Textile and a member of Cove Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Janie Oakley of Clyde, NC, Evelyn Groomes of Pickens, and Sandy Owens of Simpsonville; two brothers, Charles Gilstrap of Dacusville, and Don Gilstrap of Easley; sister, Doris Looper of Piedmont; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, Pickens, 900 East Main Street, Suite E. Easley, SC 29640.

Joseph Calvin “Dooder” Scroggs, Jr., 55, of Pelzer, husband of Wanda Brown Scroggs, died Monday, May 7, 2012.
Born in Pelzer, he was a son of Nellie Whitt Scroggs and the late Joseph Calvin Scroggs, Sr.  He was formerly employed with Mt. Vernon Mills.
Surviving are his wife of the home; his mother of Pelzer; daughter, Jennifer Bradley (Brandon) of Pelzer; brothers, Mike Scroggs and Bruce Scroggs, both of Pelzer; Danny Scroggs of Williamston; sister, Vickie Selman of Williamston; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be 2-3 pm Thursday, May 10, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
Funeral services will follow at 3pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Anderson.
The family is at the home of his mother, 3 Baptist Street, Pelzer.

Ann Louise Campbell Buffamoyer, 84, of Piedmont, widow of Dave Shay Buffamoyer, died Monday, May 7, 2012, at her home.
Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Archie and Elizabeth Whitten Campbell.  She retired from Greenville Technical College and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenville.
Surviving are daughter, Myra B. Cronin of Hollywood; sons, Eric Buffamoyer of Piedmont, Mark A. Buffamoyer of Connellys Springs, NC, and David Buffamoyer of Anderson; sister, Cora of Tega Cay; brother Joe Campbell of Greenville; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church with visitation immediately following in the reception room.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Rikki Paige West, 18, of Belton, died Sunday, May 6, 2012.
Born in Loris, she was a daughter of Ricky Lawrence West of Myrtle Beach and Loyce Marie Walker West of the home. She was a senior at Woodmont High School.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandmother, Barbara Walker of the home; brothers, Arthur Shane Mashburn of the home, and Waymond Ray Mashburn of Piedmont; and half-sister, Heather Nichole West of Florence.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at Washington Baptist Church Family Life Center.
Memorials may be made to Oak Point Church, 8649 Augusta Road, Ste. D., Pelzer, SC 29669.

Benjamin R. (Bobby) Irby, Sr., 71, of 103 River Oaks Dr., Greenville, SC 29611, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, May 1st.  He was the son of the late Benjamin Roy and Elsie Chapman Irby.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Hendrix Irby, 3 sons, Jamie Irby and wife, Tabitha and Joey Irby of Greenville and Roger Irby and wife, Valerie of Transfer, PA.  Brothers, Thomas R. Irby and Melvin C. Irby of Belton and James L. Irby of New Bern, NC. Grandchildren, Ashton, Mayci, and A.J. of Greenville, Caleb, Rock Hill, SC,  Rachel, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Theresa, Ephrata, PA and Rocky of Transfer, PA. He was predeceased by two brothers, Roy Calvin Irby and Alford C. Irby.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge #69, a Navy veteran serving on the USS Bluebird during the Cuban Missile Crisis and then on the USS Pandemus.
Bobby loved sports and played both semi-pro football and baseball. He enjoyed working with children and teens. He spent more than 25 years volunteering as a coach with South Greenville Youth Association and Woodmont High School.  He loved working at Woodmont and coached on both the football and baseball teams. By many he is simply known as “Coach.”
Visitation was held Friday, May 4th at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Northwest, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Services were held Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 PM at Tremont Church of God, 2854 New Easley Hwy., Greenville, SC  29611.
The family is at the home.
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