Obituaries week of 7-18-12

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OLIVIA BRYANT, ALMA LINDLEY, JOHN CLARDY, WAYMON AIKENS, KENNETH BEARDEN, CHARLES W. COX, JERRY CRAFT, WILHELMENA JENKINS SKELTON, CHARLES W. KING, CECELIA ANNE HAMBY, JAMES ANDERSON, ROGER ‘POPS’ ‘JOHNNY’ CARPENTER, JACK HOWARD DAVIS SR., GOVIA RAYMOND BROCK, DEBORAH KAY MADDEN, MARY ANN MORGAN RIGDON, WILLIE NEAVES, PEGGY ‘MIMI’ BAGWELL MONROE, ELOISE GAULT, HARRISON ‘BILL’ CUDDY, ALAN BURNS

OLIVIA BRYANT
Emma Olivia Looper Bryant, 97, of Pelzer, widow of Herman Lee Bryant, died on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Anderson.
Born in Pelzer, she was a daughter of the late Marshall A. and Sara Elizabeth Richardson Looper. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Pelzer.
Surviving are son, the Rev. Bill Bryant of Pelzer; daughter, Nancy Chapman of Clinton; brother, Tommy Looper of Belton; sister, Betty Addison of Pelzer; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 13 in the chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Burial followed at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church Senior Citizens Fund, 108 New Hope Road, Pelzer, SC 29669.

ALMA LINDLEY
Alma Elizabeth Bryant Lindley, 97, of Piedmont, died Thursday, July 12, 2012. She was the daughter of the late William Archie and Mamie Ann Scott Bryant. Born in Greenville County she was predeceased by her husband James Truman Lindley.
She is survived by her daughter, Bobbie Pack of Taylors; two grandsons, Barry Pack of Taylors and Todd Pack of Charlotte, North Carolina; and three great-grandchildren.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She retired from Goldsmith’s 5 & 10 and was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church in Piedmont.
Funeral Services were held July 14 at Rehoboth Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rehoboth Baptist Church Building Fund, 1620 Old Pelzer Road, Piedmont, South Carolina, 29673.

JOHN CLARDY
WILLIAMSTON – John Marshall Clardy, 80, of 209 Ridgecrest Way, husband of Betty Louise Roper Clardy, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.
Born in Piedmont, he was a son of the late Willie Bennett and Maggie Dale Hall Clardy. He retired from Anderson County School District 1 and Lance, Inc. and was a member of Whitefield Baptist Church in Belton.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Kathy Rebecca (Barry) Bailey of Hartwell, GA, Connie Elizabeth (Keith) Looper of Fort Mill, and Myra Anne (David) Wells of Williamston; sons, Ronald Jackie (Sharon Knight) Clardy and John Randall (Beverly) Clardy, both of Williamston, and David Marshall (Ann) Clardy of Lexington; brother, Stanley Hall Clardy, of Williamston; twelve grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a brother, William Bennett Clardy.
Visitation was held at ten o’clock in the morning on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Whitefield Baptist Church with funeral services following at eleven o’clock with Pastor Danny Singleton and Pastor Frank Fuller officiating. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Whitefield Baptist Church “Live Sent” Fund, 207 Mitchell Road, Belton, SC 29627.
Gray Mortuary, Pelzer is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

WAYMON AIKENS
Waymon D. Aikens, 80, of Piedmont, died Monday, July 9, 2012 at his home.
Born in Dacusville, he was a son of the late Lawson Melton and Clovie Ann Allen Aikens. He was retired from Progressive Builders and a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are sons, Gary, Waymon, Larry, Jamie; daughters, Pam, Arleen, Mary; sisters, Lillian Alexander, Willie Mae Cooper; brothers, Junior Aikens, Luke Aikens; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held Friday, July 13 at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Easley.

KENNETH BEARDEN
Kenneth Wayne Bearden, 60, of Williamston died on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Ashmore and Pauline James Bearden. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving are siblings, Joyce Smith of Greenville, Dannis Spearman of Pelzer, Bobby Bearden of Pelzer, Dolly Haralson of Graceland, GA, Roger Bearden of Anderson, Judy Seigler of Williamston.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 16 in the funeral home chapel of Gray Mortuary. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson.

CHARLES W. COX
Charles William “Cheese” Cox, 86, of Piedmont, widower of Laura Elizabeth Williams Cox, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Hosanna Health and Rehab.
Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Arthur Cornelius and Nita Sue Patterson Cox. He was employed by JP Stevens in Piedmont and of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by daughter, Sandra Leaphart of Piedmont; son, Wayne Thomas Cox of Walterboro; sister, Nita Nelson of Piedmont; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Shiloh United Methodist Church with burial following in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Building Fund, PO Box 159, Piedmont, SC 29673 or to a charity of one’s choice.

JERRY CRAFT
BELTON – Jerry Frank Craft, 61, of 928 Simpson Rd., husband of Wanda Jarrard Craft, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at AnMed Health Center.
Born in Anderson County, he was a son of Faye Simpson Staton and the late Frank Hammond Craft. He was a member of Barkers Creek Baptist Church. He was retired from BP Amoco of Greenville and was currently the executive director of WebbCraft Family Foundation and the head coach of the BHP Girls Softball program. He was a Graduate of BHP High School, Class of 1969, and Greenville Technical College.
Surviving are his wife of the home, his mother of Belton, two daughters, Jana Craft Burdette and husband Brad of Honea Path, and Jerri Lynn Craft Sharpe and husband Jason of Honea Path, a brother, Jimmy Craft of Honea Path, two sisters, Jane Kay of Belton and Joy Craft of Woodside, Ca., and two grandchildren, Jackson and Addie Sharpe.
Funeral services were held on his 42nd Wedding Anniversary, at 4 P.M. on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Barkers Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Wesley Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the Garden of Memories.
Current and former softball players served as Honorary Escort.
The family received friends from 1 to 4 P.M. Monday at Barkers Creek Baptist Church prior to the service. The family is at the home. The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials made to the BHP Softball Program, 10990 BHP Highway, Honea Path, S.C. 29654. Online condolences may be made at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com

WILHELMENA JENKINS SKELTON
Wilhelmena Jenkins Skelton, 74, formerly of Piedmont, died Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Hosanna Health and Rehab of Piedmont.
Born in Easley, she was the daughter of the late William Jenkins and Addie Todd Jenkins.
Surviving are her husband, Tommy Skelton; daughters, Bishop Rena Anderson of Piedmont and Leeann Elkins of Greenville; sons, Jerome Jenkins and Derrick Elkins, both of Greenville; brother, Archie B. Jenkins of Bridgeport, CT; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday at Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary with burial in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

CHARLES W. KING
Charles William King, 83, of Greenwood, husband of Mary Jean Crocker King, died Friday, July 13, 2012.
A native of southern Greenville County, he was the son of the late Walter Andrew and Mary Ellison King.  An Army veteran of WWII, he was also employed by Consolidated Freightways as a truck driver.
In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by his son Steve King of Greenwood; sisters Edna Burton and Catherine King; brother Truett King; four grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.  Funeral services were held Monday at Gray Mortuary Chapel.  Burial  followed at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

CECELIA ANNE HAMBY
Cecelia Anne Hamby, 55, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at her home.
Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of Harold J. Poore and the late Margaret Anne Bolding Poore.
She retired from the Augusta Road Waffle House and was a member of NewSpring Church in Anderson.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Hamby of the home; daughter, Ashley Hood; sons, James Sloan and Jacob Hamby, both of Pelzer; sister, Meleta Covington; and four grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday at The Mackey Mortuary. Burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to Vistacare Hospice, 15 Brendan Way, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29615.

JAMES ANDERSON
James Anderson, 101, formerly of Greenville, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Oakmont West Nursing Center.
Born in Laurens County, he was the son of the late Willie Anderson and Mattie Irby Wright.
Surviving are daughters, Mary L. Bell of Piedmont, Mattie L. Lee of Greenville, Willie Mae Jenkins of Simpsonville, and Rosella Farley of the home; sons, James Anderson, Sr. of Greenville, Louise P. Anderson of Mauldin, Rev. Willie Anderson of Piedmont, and Ted Lee Anderson of Greenville; 28 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; 48 great-great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Sunday at Rocky Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

ROGER ‘POPS’ ‘JOHNNY’ CARPENTER
Roger P. “Pops” “Johnny” Carpenter, 65, of Pelzer, husband of Linda Carpenter, died Friday, July 13, 2012 at St. Francis Downtown.
Born in Greenville County, he was the son of the late Fred David and Ida Orene Pearson Carpenter.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He owned John’s Lawn Service after retiring from General Motors.
Surviving in addition to his wife are twin daughters, Karrie and Kristi Carpenter, both of Dublin, CA; three grandchildren; three sisters, Kathy Lee, Debbie Coleman, and Colleen Dixon; and three brothers, Benny Carpenter, Donnie Carpenter, Frederick R. Carpenter.
Funeral service was held July 17 in the chapel of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.

JACK HOWARD DAVIS, SR.
Jack Howard Davis, Sr., 84, died Friday, July 13, 2012.
Born in Stephens County, GA, he was the son of Lonnie Judson Davis and Effie Savannah Phillips Davis.
He retired from Lonnie Davis Electrical Contractors.
Surviving are a son, Jack Howard Davis, Jr. of Piedmont; daughters, Rebecca Diane Davis Clevenger of Piedmont and Joy Lynne Davis Flory of Easley; seven grandchildren; sister, Frances Davis Leeman of Greenville; and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held July 16 in the Chapel of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. Burial followed in Graceland Cemetery West.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.

GOVIA RAYMOND BROCK
Raymond “Candy Man” Brock, 71, of Anderson, died July 13, 2012 at AnMed Health Care Center. He was the widow of Betty Joe Day Brock.
Born in Anderson, he was a son of the late J.C. Brock Sr. and the late Maggie Richey Brock.
He retired from Petes No. 5 and was a member of Riverside Baptist Church.
He is survived by a daughter Sonja Hurt of Anderson; stepdaughter, Debra Gaines of Anderson; sisters, Mildred Elizabeth Barnes of Anderson, Dorothy Annette Davis of Williamston and Shelby Jean Wilson of Anderson; brothers, James Ray Brock and John Clay Brock, both of Anderson; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held July 16 at the chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home. Interment followed at New Silver Brook Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Anderson Free Clinic, 414 N. Fant St., Anderson, SC 29621.

DEBORAH KAY MADDEN
Deborah Kay Madden, 49, of Piedmont, died Saturday, July 14, 2012.
Born in Cleveland, TN, she was the daughter of Elmer Madden and the late Barbara Jean Wales Madden.
She was a former employee of Greenville Memorial Hospital and was a member of Tremont Church of God.
In addition to her father, she is survived by a brother, Brian Madden of Easley.
Funeral service was held July 17 at Praise Cathedral Church of God. Burial followed in Robinson Memorial Gardens.

MARY ANN MORGAN RIGDON
Mary Ann Morgan Rigdon, 80, of Pelzer, widow of Russell Rigdon, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at McCall Hospice House.
Born in Greenville County, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Maggie Simpson Morgan.  She was a member of Life Church in Piedmont.
Surviving are daughter, Vickie Davis of Pelzer; son, Ernie Rigdon of Starr; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation was, July 17 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 18 at Life Church in Piedmont.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Vickie Davis, 21 Smythe Street, Pelzer.

WILLIE NEAVES
William Dewayne “Willie” Neaves, 52, husband of Angela Tolly Neaves, died Saturday, July 14, 2012.
Born in Tupelo, MS, he was the son of Billy Joe Neaves of Guntown, MS and Mary Evelyn Dickey Turner and her husband Jack of Anderson.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked at Turners Barber Shop in Williamston. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Belton.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his children, William Joseph Neaves of Lynchburg, VA and Hannah Marie Neaves of the home; stepchildren, Whitney Herron Foster and James Thomas Foster; brother, Jackie Lee Turner of Pelzer; sisters, Kathy Neaves of Pickens and Sheri Goodin of Anderson; and two granddaughters.
The family will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday, July 19 from 10 – 11 a.m. Funeral service will follow in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Military Honors and Masonic Rites.
The family will be at the home of his sister, Sheri Goodin, 208 Arnold Drive, Anderson.

PEGGY ‘MIMI’ BAGWELL MONROE
Peggy “Mimi” Bagwell Monroe, 78, went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2012, at Tampa General Hospital.
Born in Pelzer, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Ollie Bagwell.
She was retired from the National Electrical Contractors Association, and was a member of The First Baptist Church of Tampa. Peggy is preceded in death by her brother, Ray Bagwell of Ga., and sisters, Jackie Holiday and Linda Davis of Pelzer, South Carolina. She is survived by her children: Suzanne Suarez (Al) of Brandon, and Cynthia Monroe of Tampa, 2 grandchildren, Meagan and Anthony Suarez, sister; Nell (James) Bell of Greenville.
A celebration of Peggy’s life was held from 10am to 12pm, with services at 12pm at The First Baptist Church of Tampa, Tuesday, July 10th. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Peggy’s name to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/tributes. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.blountcurrymacdill.com.

ELOISE GAULT
Lois Eloise Posey Gault, 74, of Pelzer, wife of Fred Ralph Gault, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Hospice of the Upstate.
Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Wesley and Ethel Posey.  She retired from Alice Manufacturing and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Piedmont.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by son, Roy Dale Hughes of Columbia; sisters, Mildred Green and Carolyn Stancil, both of Pickens, and Ressie Black of Seneca; and brothers, Clyde Posey of Pendleton, and William Posey of Easley.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 19 from 2-3 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church.  Funeral services will follow at the church at 3 p.m. Thursday.  Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 800 Old River Road, Piedmont, SC 29673.

HARRISON ‘BILL’ CUDDY
Harrison “Bill” Cuddy, 73, of Piedmont, died Monday, July 16, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Hazard, KY, he was a son of the late Denzel and Georgia Sweet Cuddy.
He retired from Freeman Mechanical and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Sexton Cuddy of the home; two daughters, Martie Hudson of Elkin, NC and Melinda Cuddy of Easley; two stepsons, Bobby Joe Watts of East Bend, NC and Kenny Watts of Easley; six brothers, Earl Cuddy of Hazard, KY, Douglas Cuddy of OH, Terry and Jerry Cuddy of Hazard, KY, Ricky Joe Cuddy of OK and Charlie Cuddy of Dacusville; sister, Pat Day of Easley; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Family members are at their respective homes.

ALAN BURNS
Alan Blanchard Burns, 50, of Pelzer, died July 16, 2012.
He was a son of Mamie Childress Burns and Ruben “Red” Burns of Guntersville, AL.
He is survived by his wife Pamela and son Jacob, both of the home; daughter Andrea Roberts of Greenville; one grandson; brothers, Michael Burns of Honea Path, and Perry Burns of Iva
The family will be at the home.