Obituaries week of 6-6-12

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BRANDI NICOLE WILLIAMS, DR. THERON BREWER, HENRY A. DeKALB, BRETT S. LOWER, W. CHARLES WILSON, JERRY O. RICH, JOE M. FREEMAN, DAVID GREEN, RAYMOND TAYLOR

BRANDI NICOLE WILLIAMS
Sunrise 6-30-1996 –
Sunset 5-31-2012
Brandi Nicole Williams, 15, of Spartanburg, died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Spartanburg, she was the loving daughter of Larry W. Williams of Belton and Wanda F. Williams of Spartanburg.
Surviving in addition to her parents are her twin brother, Brandon Nicholas, of the home, and also of Spartanburg, an older half-brother, Nicky Tanner. Also surviving Brandi are her other half-siblings, Tito Malik Jones of Jacksonville, NC, Sean A. Williams, Seanetta R. Williams and Shedrick D. Williams, all of Baltimore, MD; also half-brother, Bryant A. Williams of Phoenix, AZ.
Funeral service will be held in Spartanbug  at a later determined date, time and place. Also, a memorial service will be held at The Faith Center at 320 Shiloh Church Rd., Piedmont, Saturday, June 9th at 2 o’clock.

DR. THERON BREWER
Dr. Theron Brewer, 70, of Simpsonville, died on Thursday, May 31, 2012. He was the husband of the late Judith Brewer and the son of the late Fredrick Brewer and the late Mary Lou Brewer.
He was a retired business owner.
He is survived by two daughters; Teri Brewer Coker of Piedmont, Tedi R. Brewer of Simpsonville, son: Perry D. Brewer of Simpsonville, and four grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Graceland East Cemetery  Saturday, June 2.

HENRY A. DeKALB
Henry A. DeKalb, of Greer, died Monday, June 4, 2012.
Born in Burgsinn, Germany, he was a son of George DeKalb of Greenville and Ingeborg Brenner DeKalb of Greer.
He was a carpenter.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his children, Heinrich DeKalb of Orlando, FL and Buddy DeKalb of Greer; brother, Lenny DeKalb of Travelers Rest; sisters, Laura Hines of Geenville and Mary Ann Johnson of Piedmont; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
The family will be at the home of his sister, Laura Hines in Greenville.

BRETT S. LOWER
Brett Stephen Lower, 62, of Piedmont, husband of Peggy Dawson Lower, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.
Born in Ft. Wayne, IN, he was the son of the late Jack and Helene Northouse Lower. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and American Security at Plastic Omnium.
He attended Faith Church of God and NewSpring.
Surviving is his wife, Peggy D. Lower.
A memorial service was held Saturday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Fair Haven Home for Men, P.O. Box 597, St. Stephens, SC 29479.

W. CHARLES WILSON
William Charles Wilson, Sr., 88, of Williamston,  died June 1, 2012. He was born in Anderson County. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Moore Wilson, and his four children: Iris Bearden, Jessie Wilson, Nancy Wilson Devine, and William Wilson; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Nancy Wilson Bagwell of Piedmont; and two brothers, Wayne Wilson of Starr and Kyle Wilson of Williamston.
He was predeceased by his parents, Edward Carlton Wilson, Sr. and Ruth Emily Martin Wilson.
He was a retired rural mail carrier. He was a veteran of  the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church.
A celebration of his life was held at Concord Baptist Church on June 4th. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military honors.
Memorials be made to Concord Baptist Church or Hospice of the Upstate.

JERRY O. RICH
Jerry Odell Rich, 66, of Easley, died Friday June 1, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Asheboro, NC, a son of the late Junior Odell Rich and Annie Foster Thorpe. He was a Baptist minister and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He retired from the textile industry and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Greenville.
Surviving are his son, Stephen Rich of Williamston; a daughter, Tonya Henderson of Easley; brothers, Ricky Rich and Darrell Rich; sisters, Jean King, Linda Robbins, Sue Garner, Bonnie Sheffield and Carol Rich, all of Asheboro, NC; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Chapel of Robinson Funeral Home – Powdersville Road. Burial followed in Robinson Memorial Gardens.

JOE M. FREEMAN
Joe McCall “Joe Mac” Freeman, 76, of Easley, husband of Jean McAlister Freeman, died Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Born in Piedmont, he was a son of the late James Newton Freeman, Sr. and the late Effie McCall Freeman. He retired from Easley Combined Utilities and was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. He served in the SC National Guard for fifteen years.
Surviving in addition to his wife  are three children, Jeanna F. Greene of Easley, Melissa F. Mattison of Piedmont and Joseph K. Freeman, Sr. of Easley; six grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Funeral services were  June 5 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family is at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Ken Mattison, 3501 Highway 86, Piedmont, SC 29673.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 309 Pelzer Highway, Easley, SC 29642.

DAVID GREEN
William David Green, 31, of Piedmont, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
Born in Irving, TX, he was the son of Bill and Carol Bagwell Green. He worked for Cobalt Telecommunication in Dublin, GA.
He is survived by his parents, of Pelzer; brothers, Billy Green of Plano, TX and Jonathan Green of Pickens; sister, Rachel Green of Colorado Springs, CO; and grandmother, Nancy Wilson Bagwell of Piedmont.
Funeral service was held Saturday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Teen Challenge of Middle Georgia, www.teenchallenge.cc.

RAYMOND TAYLOR
Raymond Taylor, 66, of Greenville, husband of Sylvia Wyatt Taylor, died Friday June 1, 2012 at McCall Hospice House.
He was born in Greenville, a son of the late Major and Elizabeth Hembree Taylor. He retired from G & P Trucking Company and was of the Baptist Faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his son, Melvin Todd Taylor of Greenville; a daughter, Casey Jean Taylor of Greenville; a brother, David Odell Taylor of Pickens; sisters, Sara Broadwater of Piedmont and Brenda Lee Bowers of Greenville; 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Monday in the Chapel of Robinson Funeral Home – Powdersville Road. Entombment followed in the Greenville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to Woodside Baptist Church, 301 Woodside Avenue, Greenville, SC 29611.