Obituaries Week of Dec. 19, 2012

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LILLIE BARNETT, AILEEN LeROY, JASPER C. ‘JAP’ BOLES, MARGARET SHARON MOON LAKE, LESTER ‘WILLIE’ WATKINS,  GARY MICHAEL BROWN, KEN ADAMS, JERRY L. LANDRETH,  MARSHALL DURHAM, ZADE DOCK RASH JR. USAF, JESSE CORN, CLAUDE EDWARD McALISTER

LILLIE BARNETT
Lillie Beatrice Roach Barnett, 87, of Piedmont, widow of Waymon Orian Barnett, died Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the McCall Hospice House.
Born in Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late Tillman and Florence Roach.  She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She is survived by daughter, Linda Trammell, of Travelers Rest; sons, Tony Barnett and John Barnett, both of Piedmont, and David Barnett, of Greenville; sixteen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 15, at the funeral home chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer with burial following at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

AILEEN LeROY
Aileen LeRoy, 72, a native of Piedmont and daughter of Joe H. and Thelma S. Couch, died on December 14, 2012 at McCall Hospice House.
She is survived by her husband, James W. LeRoy of the home; two sons, James Earl LeRoy of Gaston, A.J. LeRoy of Greenville; sister, Joanne Theis of Piedmont; brother, Danny Couch and his wife, Ann of Greenville; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren.
Funeral was held Sunday, December 16 at Bessie Road Baptist Church.  Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to McCall Hospice House, 1836 W. Georgia Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680.

JASPER C. ‘JAP’ BOLES
Jasper C. ‘Jap’ Boles, 83, husband of the late Betty Cousins Boles, died December 13, 2012.
Born in Saluda County, he was the son of the late Jasper C. Boles, Sr. and Laura Price Boles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He retired from Barber Coleman Company and was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.
Surviving are his daughter, Lynn Boles Pittman; son, Bradley R. Boles; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Glenda Baugher.
Funeral service was held December 15 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Burial followed in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

MARGARET SHARON MOON LAKE
Margaret Sharon Moon Lake, 56, of Piedmont, died Monday, December 10, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital.
Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Mary Williams Moon.
Surviving are husband, Calvin Lake; daughter, Nastashia Parks and Raven Goodman of Piedmont; sons, Telly Moon and Tramone Moon, both of Piedmont; sister, Theresa Sullivan of Greenville; brothers, Fred Martin Bennett of Greenville and Charlie Fletcher of Clinton, MD; and four grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday at Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary with burial in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

LESTER ‘WILLIE’ WATKINS
PELZER – William Lester “Willie” Watkins, 88, of 300 Eastview Road, died Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the home of his niece, Kim Alexander, 1101 South Academy Street Extension, Williamston.
Born in West Pelzer, he was a son of the late Erskine Casper and Mary Mosley Watson Watkins.  He retired from Teamsters Union #79 following over thirty years of service.
He was predeceased by sisters, Beulah Watkins, Rosalee Watkins and Mary Alexander; and brothers, James Watkins, Harold “Pee Wee” Watkins, Leroy “Goat” Watkins and Larry “Burt” Watkins.
Visitation was held from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at the boat ramp at Lyman and Adger Street in Pelzer with a memorial service immediately following.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P. O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622, to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621, or to Interim Hospice, 155 Deacon Tiller Court, Duncan, SC 29334-8880.
Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

GARY MICHAEL BROWN
Gary Michael Brown, 69, of Piedmont, husband of Barbara Lawson Brown, died Sunday, December 16, 2012.
Born in Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late Ernest and Ava Webber O’Shields.
He was former owner and operator of Brown’s Texaco in Greenville and worked for Country Corner Exxon. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and served in the National Guard.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Michelle Brown of the home.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel. Burial followed in Putman Baptist Church Cemetery in Buffalo.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund, 101 Pisgah Road, Easley, SC 29642.

KEN ADAMS
Kenneth Lawton Adams, 72, of Anderson, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at his home.
Born in Seneca, he was the son of the late Samuel Lawton Adams and the late Thadious Broome Adams.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of Providence Baptist Church.
He is survived by his children, Kenneth Lawton Adams Jr. of Augusta, GA, Danny Ray Adams of Williamston, Deborah Lynn Freese and Susan Marie Kelley, both of Sylvania, GA; brothers, Dennis A. Adams of Greenville, and Billy Joe Adams of Lavonia, GA; sister, Betty Jean Bugess of Anderson; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Lelia Beth Adams.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20 in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home. Interment will folow at Rock Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

JERRY L. LANDRETH
Jerry L. Landreth, 62, husband of Rebecca ‘Becky’ Reid Landreth, of Piedmont, died Saturday, December 15, 2012.
Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Trabert L. and Hazel Teigue Landreth.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and was an employee of Michelin (MARC). He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Virginia ‘Ginny’ Reinman of Greer and Jamie Crothers of Chesnee; two grandchildren; sisters, Thea McLellan and Kayla Blackston; and a special brother, Richard Reid.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 19 at The Mackey Mortuary. Entombment with military honors followed at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to McCall Hospice House, 1836 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.

MARSHALL DURHAM
James Marshall Durham, 80, of Piedmont, husband of Ann Lesley Durham, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at his residence.
Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Hulon and Eva Bagwell Durham.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, formerly owned and operated Durham’s Meats, and was a member of Guthrie Grove Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith.
In addition to his wife, survivors include brothers, Billy Joe Durham of Belton and Hugh Durham of Williamston; and sisters, Rachel Trotter and Deloris Patton, both of Piedmont.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson.
Memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice.

ZADE DOCK RASH JR. USAF
Chief Master Sergeant, Zade Dock Rash Jr., USAF, Retired, died December 17, 2012 at his home.
Born in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late Zade Dock Rash Sr. and Dessie Louisa Parris Rash. He was of the Methodist faith.
He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marian Bailey Rash.
Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia R. Clanton of Greenville and Tina R. Liptak of Newberry; seven grandchildren; and sister, Eula Rash Gunder of Spartanburg.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, December 21 at 11 a.m. at the Seawright Funeral Chapel in Inman. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Inman.
Memorials may be made to the Rutherford Honor Guard, C/O Peter McCann, 564 Terry Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.

JESSE CORN
Jesse Leroy Corn, 80, husband of Jennia Kay Lollis Corn, of Piedmont, died December 17, 2012 at his home.
Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Hezekiah Thomas and Mamie Pruitt Corn. He was owner of White Horse Garage and White Horse Party Shop.
Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Michael L. Corn of Easley, Jr. Westmoreland of Greenville, James Douglas Williams of Greenville, and Ted V. Williams of Easley; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Bertha VanScoder of Florida.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. at Palmetto Mortuary, 1313A Miller Road in Greenville.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 155 Deacon Tiller Ct., Duncan, SC 29334.

CLAUDE EDWARD McALISTER
Claude Edward McAlister, 75, of Easley, husband of the late Mary Evelyn Looper McAlister, died Monday, December 17, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital.
Born in Anderson County, a son of the late Jessie Bennett and Bessie McAlister, he was owner of C&R Auto Machine Shop and attended Marathon Community Church.
Surviving are a son, Robert McAlister of Easley; two daughters, Glenda Ballentine of Easley and Linda Byce of North Myrtle Beach; brother, JD McAlister of Williamston; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 20 at Marathon Community Church.
Memorials may be made to Marathon Community Church, 315 Roe Road, Greenville, SC 29611.