Obituaries week of 5-16-12

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DAISY YOUNG WILLIAMS, CHARLES HAROLD SPARKS, IMOGENE ‘IMY’ LOLLIS, MARY BLACKERBY, JUANITA MILDRED EMORY GREENE, SARA KIRBY, OLLIE ROUDA COMPTON, SAM O. SULLIVAN JR., AMANDA LOLLIS, OTTO HAYNES, JACK E. SCOTT SR., BRENDA WELBORN JOHNSON EBERNICKLE, CRAIG KING, SUE SHAW BALE, RESSIE MOORE, FRANCES COUCH BYERS, NORWOOD ‘JAY’ MCCULLOUGH

DAISY YOUNG WILLIAMS
Daisy Young Williams died May 5, 2012 in Greenville.
She was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Bernard Warren of Silver Springs, MD; daughter, Esther Ruth Williams of Landover, MD; sister, Alleen Tyler of Piedmont; and five grandchildren.
Funeral service was held May 11 at Flat Rock Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

CHARLES HAROLD SPARKS
Charles Harold Sparks, 78, of Laurens, husband of Inez Smith Sparks, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
Born in Union, he was the son of the late Charles Martin and Mary Mayo Sparks.
He was retired from A&P and was a member of Wayside Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Debbie Bolt of Laurens and Tammy Quarles of Pelzer; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Lou Fowler of Union.
A celebration of his life was held May 12 at Wayside Baptist Church. Interment followed in Westview Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Wayside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1077, Laurens, SC 29360.

IMOGENE ‘IMY’ LOLLIS
FOUNTAIN INN – Imogene “Imy” Thompson Lollis, 88, formerly of Dunklin Bridge Road, Fountain Inn, and widow of Raymond L. “Cracker” Lollis, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at McCall Hospice House.
Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Claudia Reynolds Thompson.  She was a member of Fork Shoals Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Raymond Les Lollis and his wife, Elaine, of Pelzer, SC; her two beloved granddaughters, Leslie Fulcher and her husband, Dan, of Simpsonville, and Ashley Cascio, of the home; and the five  joys of her life, her great-grandchildren, Hayden, Reid, and Will Fulcher and Cole and Camryn Cascio.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Shirley T. Walker and Lorraine T. Stallings.
Graveside services were Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Greenville Memorial Gardens.  The family received friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fork Shoals Baptist Church, 110 Fork Shoals Church Road, Pelzer, SC 29669.
Gray Mortuary, Pelzer is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

MARY BLACKERBY
Mary Elizabeth Thompson Blackerby, 80, of Williamston, widow of William Lawrence Blackerby, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Walter F. and Ella Barrett Reeves.  She was retired from Riverside Nursing Home and a Baptist.
She was twice married, first to the late Everett Lee Thompson.
Surviving are children, Wayne Thompson of Pelzer, Donnie R. Thompson of Pelzer, Roger L. Thompson of Piedmont, Michael W. Thompson  of Gainesville, GA, Kathy Sanders of Williamston, Alan Thompson of Greenville; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 11 at Greenville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.

JUANITA MILDRED EMORY GREENE
Juanita Mildred Emory Greene “Nanny”, 76, of Greenville, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at her home.
Born in Greenville County, she was the daughter of the late William Pinkney and Birdell Cable Emory.
She was a retired Weaver and attended Radiant Baptist Church.
Surviving are five sisters, Pauline E. Bowers of Greenville, Jessie E. Horton of Piedmont, Hazel E. Alford of Travelers Rest, Joyce E. Farthing of Greenville and Carol E. Boozer of Greenville; and brother, R. David Emory of Travelers Rest.
Funeral service was held Saturday, May 12 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel. Burial followed in Barton’s Memorial Chapel, Greer.

SARA KIRBY
Sara Long Kirby, 91, widow of Harmon Humphrey Kirby, died Saturday, May 12, 2012 at NHC of Laurens.
Born in Greenwood County, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Palmer Long and Willie Mae Long Vanadore. She was a homemaker and a member of Ware Shoals Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Ann Cranford of Winston-Salem, NC and Faye Ware of Honea Path; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Louise Culbertson of Ware Shoals; and a brother, Gene Vanadore of Williamston.
Graveside services were held May 14 at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Honea Path Free Clinic, c/o Mrs. Renee McCormick, Rt.2 Box 395A, Honea Path, SC 29654.

OLLIE ROUDA COMPTON
Ollie Rouda Compton, 89, of Williamston, widow of J.D. Compton, died Saturday, May 12, 2012 at her home.
Born in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Bertha Todd Rouda. She was retired from Anderson County and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Williamston.
Surviving are one son, James “Buddy” Compton of Anderson; two daughters, Patricia Morton of Anderson and Linda C. Ellis of Williamston; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Ruth Adams of Anderson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel. Burial followed in New Silver Brook Cemetery.

SAM O. SULLIVAN JR.
Sam Orr Sullivan Jr., 85, of Anderson, husband of Alene Shaw Sullivan, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Sam Orr and Molly Horton Sullivan. He served in the U.S. Army-Air Force during World War II and was a businessman in Anderson.
He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Alene S. Sullivan of the home; one son, Van Sullivan Sr. of Anderson; one daughter, Sally Sullivan Metts of Columbia; two stepsons, Mark McCoy of Greenville and Tim McCoy of Belton; one stepdaughter, Kim Yarbrough of Williamston; five grandchildren ; two great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Old Silver Brook Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

AMANDA LOLLIS
Amanda Beth Lollis, 23, of Piedmont, died Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Born in Anderson, she was employed with Park Place Manufacturing and was a member of The Carpenters Church.
Surviving are her father, Terry Dean Lollis of Anderson; mother, Pamela Lynn Brock Lollis of Anderson; and grandparents, Ron and Gail Corn of the home.
Funeral service was held Monday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to  Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

OTTO HAYNES
Otto Edwin Haynes, 80, of Williamston, husband of Julia Haynes, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.
Born in Savannah, GA, he was a son of the late Alfred Linquist and Mary Ann Wise Haynes.  He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a retired truck driver with Roadway Express.  He was a member of White Plains Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Mark Haynes of Grovetown, GA, Glen Haynes, of Stafford, VA, and Daryl Haynes of Williamston; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at White Plains Baptist Church with the Rev. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

JACK E. SCOTT SR.
Jack Edward Scott Sr., 76, of Piedmont, died Saturday, May 12, 2012 at his home.
Born in Telfair County, GA, he was the son of the late William Lee and Ruth Elvina Welch Scott. He served in the U.S. Navy and was retired from Owens Corning Fiberglas.
Surviving are his wife, Martha Bland Scott of the home; daughter, Kimberly G. Scott of the home; three sons, Christopher W. Scott and Jack Edward Scott Jr., both of Anderson and Andy Scott of Dacusville; and eight grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at Midway United Methodist Church Cemetery in McRae, GA.

BRENDA WELBORN JOHNSON EBERNICKLE
Brenda Johnson Ebernickle, 66, of Iva, wife of Edward Earl Ebernickle, died Monday, May 14, 2012 at Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Pelzer, she was a daughter of the late William Dupree “Slick” Welborn and  Mildred Howard Welborn.  She was retired from the Hess Corporation and a member of Marshall Memorial United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Kevin  Johnson of Anderson; daughter, Pam Morgan of Decatur, AL; brother, JR Welborn of Williamston; sister, Rhonda Rumney of Buford, GA; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held May 16 in the funeral home chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Burial followed in Pine Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

CRAIG KING
Toby Craig King, 37, of Pelzer, husband of Crystal Danielle Bennett King, died Monday, May 14, 2012 at his home.
Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Teresa Diane Simpson King.  He was a landscaper.
Surviving are his wife of the home; children, Stephen King of Pelzer, Kristin Nicole King and Brian Michael King, both of Gray Court, Robert William King of Pelzer; sister, Andrea Hillyard of Pelzer; grandmother, Carolyn King, of the home; step-brothers, George Andrew Simpson, Jr. and Gregory Adam Simpson, both of Pelzer.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 1-2 pm at Washington Baptist Church.
Memorial services will follow at 2 pm Thursday at the church.

JOHNNY LEE DYAR
Johnny Lee Dyar, Sr., 74, of Central, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at his residence.
Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late Lee Ander and Mozelle Gordon Dyar. He was a retired Assistant to the Dean of the School of Nursing at Clemson. He was a Vietnam Era veteran and a former member of the US Army reserves. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, Johnny Lee Dyar, Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, and Bryan Dyar of Piedmont; and a sister, Linda D. Golightly of Mt. Pleasant.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Judi Every Dyar.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 PM, Thursday at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central.
A graveside service will be held at 4:00 PM, Thursday at Old Stone Church Cemetery, Clemson.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice.

SUE SHAW BALE
PELZER – Sue Shaw Bale, 74, of 4 Conner Street, widow of James Robert Reeves, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23, 2012.
Born in Pelzer, she was a daughter of the late William Blythe and Carrie Evans Shaw. She was a retired school bus driver for Anderson School District One and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Surviving are sister, Vicki S. Galloway of Williamston; brothers, Bobby J. Shaw and wife, Diane of Donalds, William S. Shaw and wife, Carolyn of Belton; aunt, Molly Evans of Pelzer; step-mother, Louise Shaw of Greenville; and a multitude of beloved nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Visitation was held Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
Officiating were Rev. Kevin Thompson, Chaplain with Hospice of the Upstate and Rev. James “Buckshot” Avant of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Funeral services followed at 3:30 p.m.  Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.
Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery, Pelzer. Eulogy was given by Vicki S. Galloway.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Evans, Haynie Bruce, Tim Galloway, and Chip Boyce.
The song “Beulah Land” was beautifully rendered by Lana Pack.
The family gathered at the home of Vicki Galloway, 110 Shorebrook Drive, Williamston.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615 or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621, or to Tabernacle Baptist Church, P.O. Box 268, Pelzer, SC 29669.
Condolences:www.graymortuary.com.

RESSIE MOORE
Ressie Mae Saxton Moore, 87, of Piedmont, widow of Thomas Franklin Moore, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at her home.
Surviving are daughter, Pat Williams of Piedmont and son, Larry Moore of Williamston; six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 17 from 2:00-3:15 pm at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
Graveside services will follow at 3:30 pm in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family is at the home.

FRANCES COUCH BYERS
Frances Couch Byers, 94, formerly of Greenville, widow of Robert Andrew Byers, Sr., died Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Golden Living Center, Greensboro, NC.
Born in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late George David and Carrie Corrine Smith Couch.

She retired from Woodside Mills in Greenville. She was a member of Summerfield First Baptist Church in Summerfield, NC.
She is survived by a son, Robert Andrew Byers, Jr. of Greensboro; a daughter, Linda Byers Riddle of Travelers Rest; six grandchildren; and numerous great- grandchildren; four sisters, Edna Queen of Piedmont, Sue Floyd of Greer, Jane Queen of Simpsonville, and Faye Phillips of Greenville.
Memorials may be made to Summerfield First Baptist Church Building Fund, 2300 Scalesville Rd, Summerfield, NC 27358.
There was a private visitation and graveside service held at Graceland Cemetery, Greenville.

NORWOOD ‘JAY’ MCCULLOUGH
Norwood ‘’Jay’’McCullough, of Williamston died on Friday, May 11, 2012.
He was a World War ll U.S. Army Veteran.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 17 at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Pelzer. Interment will follow in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors. The family is at the home.