Obituaries Week of Nov. 21, 2012

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BEATRICE DAVIS, ANNETTE POWELL DAVIS, GARY R. THOMPSON, TAMMY VINCENT, ELLIS COKER, LOUISE COKER, ELDORA LEAPHART, PATRICIA RIDGEWAY McDANIEL

BEATRICE DAVIS
Addie Beatrice Crymes Davis, formerly of Williamston, widow of Albert Willis “Bud” Davis, died Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at The Village at Summerville Presbyterian Community in Summerville.
Born in Pelzer to the late William Mitchell Crymes, Sr. and the late Addie Walker, she retired from the Kendall Company in Pelzer. She was a member of Trident Baptist Church in Summerville.
Surviving are one son, Kenny Davis of Moncks Corner; a grandson; and five great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life was held at the funeral home chapel of Gray Mortuary on November 17.  Entombment followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Trident Baptist Church Building Fund, 9939 Jamison Road, Summerville, S.C. 29485.

ANNETTE POWELL DAVIS
Dorothy Annette Powell Davis, 69, died November 14, 2012, at Regency Hospital in Greenville.
Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late J.C. Brock Sr. and the late Maggie Richey Brock.
She was the former owner of A&A Small Engine Repair and later worked at White Jones Hardware.
She is survived by her son, Lucky Powell of Piedmont; brothers, James and John Brock; sisters, Mildred Barnes and Shelby Wilson; and two grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband Alvin W. Powell, and her second husband, Robert Davis.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 17 in the chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

GARY R. THOMPSON
Gary Reece Thompson, 64, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Willie Bright and Emma Bibb Thompson.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam.
He is survived by his daughter, Tammy Whitworth of Greenville; sons, Gary R. Thompson, Jr. of Greenville and Donny Thompson of Ackworth, GA; brother, Lewis Thompson of Greenville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 17 at Westville Funeral Home. Interment with military honors followed at Graceland East Memorial Park.

TAMMY VINCENT
Tammy Jo Nichols Vincent, 53, of North Charleston and formerly of Williamston, died Friday, November 16, 2012.
Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of Geraldine Martin Richie and the late William Robert Nichols.
Surviving are her mother; son, Bradley Wayne Timms; daughter, Brandy Timms Villamil, all of Williamston; five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held November 19 in the funeral home chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.  Burial followed in White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.

ELLIS COKER
James Ellis Coker, 79, of Honea Path, husband of Arletha Gaynell Laws Coker, died Thursday, November 15, 2012.
Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Thomas Talmadge and Opal Heatherly Coker.  He was retired from the Kendall Company. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and a member of the National Guard.
Surviving in addition to his wife are brothers, Thomas Wilbert Coker of Honea Path, Harold Coker of Pelzer, Larry Joe Coker of Pelzer; half-brother, Carey Coker of Walterboro; and sisters, Margaret Coker Starnes of Belton, Lois Coker Honicutt of Donalds.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 19 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Burial followed at the M. J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Dry Oak Assembly of God Children’s Fund, 1644 Holiday Dam Rd., Belton, SC 29627.

LOUISE COKER
Mary Louise Ellison Coker, 67, formerly of Belton, widow of William Lewis Coker, died Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Hendersonville, NC.
Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of Norma Jean Erskine Ellison and the late J.E. “Slim” Ellison.  She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her mother of Belton are sons, Greg Coker of Pelzer, Mike Coker of Belton; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held November 20 in the funeral home chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.  Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

ELDORA LEAPHART
PIEDMONT – Eldora Lee Leaphart, 93, widow of Woodrow Leaphart, died Monday, November 19, 2012 at her home.
Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Ada Lee.  She was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.
She is survived by daughter, Pat Bruce, of Piedmont; son, Larry (Sandra) Leaphart, of Piedmont; grandchildren, James McCoy-Bruce, Kevin and Austin Bruce, David and Doug Leaphart; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family expresses its appreciation to her special caregivers, Barbara Harts and Cheryl Hawkins.
Visitation was 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Shiloh UMC parlor.  Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Shiloh UMC, PO Box 159, Piedmont, SC 29673.
-Gray Mortuary, Pelzer
Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

PATRICIA RIDGEWAY McDANIEL
Patricia Ridgeway McDaniel, 78, of Anderson, died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.
Born in Greenville County, she was the daughter of the late J.Q. Ridgeway and the late Ruby Jeanes Ridgeway. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Anderson.
She is survived by her husband, Joe C. McDaniel of the home; sons, Joseph Andrew McDaniel of Kelso, WA, and James Marshall McDaniel of Pelzer; daughter, Eva McDaniel Addison of Anderson; two brothers, George Ridgeway of Williamston and Allen Lewis Ridgeway of Augusta, GA; two sisters, Jonnie Elgin of Honea Path and Jane Jordan of Simpsonville; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Nov. 21 in the chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial park.