Obituaries week of Oct. 9, 2013



William Lee Cantrell, 81, of Anderson, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home.
Born in Danville, VA, he was the son of the late David Lee Cantrell and the late Lillie Coates Cantrell.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He worked in construction and was sales manager for Electrolux Sales and Service. He was a member of Neals Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are his children, Sheila Cantrell Branyon of Williamston, David Cantrell of Weddington, NC, Jay Cantrell of Greensboro, NC, and Chris Cantrell of Greenville; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Roma Scoggins of Spartanburg and Elaine McAfee of Mesquite, TX.
Funeral service was held Oct. 4 at Neals Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors.
Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Funeral services for Elizabeth Wright Wiley, 72, were held Saturday, October 5, 2013 at St. Matthew Baptist Church in Piedmont.
Surviving are sons, Michael Wiley of Augusta, GA and Walter Lindsey of Syracuse, NY; daughters, Valerie Sullivan of Greenville and Katherine Schoultz of Aiken; and step-daughter, Wanda Wiley Williams of Martinez, GA.

Frank Crosby Murphey, 83, died Friday, September 27, 2013 at his home in Anderson.
He was born in Aiken to Paul Early Murphey and Bruce Crosby Murphey.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was employed with several financial institutions during his career.
He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Johnston Murphey.
Surviving are three daughters, Laura M. Fastenau of Honea Path, Janice M. Walpole of Williamston, and Marian Murphey of Las Vegas, NV; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service was held Sunday, Sept. 29.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Home for Children, 110 Calvary Home Circle, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sylvin O’Dell Williams, 75, of Gaylesville, AL, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at his home.
Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Melvin O’Dell and Mary Terry Williams.
He was a member of Cedar Bluff First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Janice Taylor Williams; sons, Scott Williams of Spartanburg, Charles Hayes of Morgantown, WV, Anthony Hayes of Hokes Bluff, AL; daughter, Cindy Williams of Greenville; brothers, Larry Williams, Morris Williams; sisters, Wavelene Surett, all of Travelers Rest, Marilyn Truett of Piedmont; two grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sunday, October 6 at Clearview Baptist Church in Travelers Rest.

PELZER – Beatrice Emma Allen Keys, 94, passed away at NHC of Anderson on October 6, 2013.  She had a great faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and is now in Heaven with Him.  She was an inspiration to her friends, family, and especially her beloved nieces and nephews.  She was known as “Aunt Bea” by family.
Born in Greenville County, SC on July 5, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Luther Vernon Allen, Sr. and Martha Davis Allen and a stepmother, Alice Christopher Allen, who raised her from three years old.
She was predeceased by parents, husband, Frank D. Keys, and several brothers and sisters.  The last member of her immediate family, she is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Beatrice graduated from Ellen Woodside High School in 1939, and worked for many years at Carolina Blouse Company and retired there.
A member of Washington Baptist Church in the Eastview Community since her teens, she was a devoted Christian.  Beatrice and Frank D. Keys’ home address was 45 Square Street in Pelzer, SC.
Visitation was held from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Tuesday, October 8, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
The funeral service followed at 3:00 pm in the funeral home chapel with Revs. Stan Candler and James Ellenburg officiating.  Interment followed at the New Pine Lawn Cemetery at Pelzer, SC.
Memorials may be made to Washington Baptist Church, Hospice, or to the charity of one’s choice.
The family would like to extend love and appreciation to NHC Staff of Anderson where she spent the last 13 years of her life; Hospice, and for sitters in her last illness, Carol Crane, Shelby Allen, and Cheryl Dacus.
A meal was served in the fellowship hall at Washington Church following the interment.

PELZER – Elizabeth Browning Moon, 91, formerly of 9741 Augusta Road, died October 3, 2013 at Diamond Health and Rehab in Simpsonville and is now in heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
She was the daughter of the late Calvin and Elizabeth Thomas Browning and the widow of George Harley Moon, to whom she was married for sixty-one years upon his death in 1998. From the great love they shared for each other, Elizabeth is survived by her four children, George Leonard (Elaine) Moon and Sandra (Dean) Alverson of Pelzer, Martha Klassen of Belton and Jane (Jim) Singleton of Williamston; seven grandchildren, Tony (Lynn) Moon of Texas, Sonya Allen of Greenville, Scott (Bridget) Klassen of Belton, Jamie (Susan) Singleton of Anderson, Jodie (Brandy) Singleton of Williamston, Deandra (Danny) Kiser of Pelzer and Jason (Kathryn) Alverson of Greer; fifteen great-grandchildren, Ken (Kat) and Jerred (Emily) Moon, Harrison Allen, Charlie and Jessica Klassen, Eric, Levi, Christian, Joseph and Ayden Singleton, Allie and Aniston Kiser, Lexie, Elizabeth and Dean Alverson; and two great-great-grandchildren, William Moon and Sasha Young.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her son-in-law, Chuck Klassen, granddaughter, Rebecca Alverson, great-granddaughter, Emily Alverson, and five of her siblings, Beattie Bowling, Eddie, Earl, Lewis and Joe Browning. Surviving are Catherine Traynham of Kansas and Doris Simmons of Greenwood.
Elizabeth was a member of Washington Baptist Church since 1954.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until noon Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer and her children invited friends to a service to celebrate her life following the visitation.
Memorials may be made to Washington Baptist Church for the Janie Chapman State Mission Offering to help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in SC.
The family would like to thank everyone at Diamond Health and Rehab who took such good care of our Mother following an automobile accident in February of 2002.

Bettie Joe Moore Burgess, 74, of Williamston, widow of Harold James Burgess, died Sunday, October 6, 2013 at her home.
Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late W.T. and Mildred Adkins Moore.
Surviving are daughters, Tammy Clark of Greenville, Kathy Bragg of the home; son, Larry Bragg of the home; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Moore of Simpsonville; brother, Wilcey Moore of Fountain Inn.
A memorial service will be held at 4pm Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Pelzer.

Michael Duane Moore, 48, of Piedmont, died on Friday, October 4, 2013.
He was the son of Larry Duane Moore and the late Hazel Lee Williams. He was the stepson of Margaret L. Moore.
He is survived by his son, James Michael “Little Mike” Moore; and four sisters, Patti Marie Moore, Teresa Diane Mann, Pam Michelle Crawford and Debbie Moore Kelly.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and worked in the construction industry.
A memorial service was held October 9 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Piedmont.
Memorials may be made to the Michael D. Moore Memorial Fund at TD Bank.

Randy Phillip Sims, 54, of Fountain Inn, died Friday, October 4, 2013.
Born in Greenville, he was a son of Franklin Jarue Sims and the late Lois Chasteen Sims.  He was a self-employed farmer.
Surviving in addition to his father of the home are daughter, Elaine Sims Vinson of Belton; two grandsons; one great grandson; brother, Jerry Sims of Fountain Inn.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, October 9 at Lebanon United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lebanon United Methodist Church Carpet Fund, 1450 Dunklin Bridge Road, Honea Path, SC 29654.

PELZER – James Ralph Singleton, Sr., 88, of 425 Depot Rd., husband of Frances Elrod Singleton, died Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Oscar and Flora Lollis Singleton.  He was owner/operator of Singleton Plumbing and Electric and a member of West Pelzer Baptist Church.  He was also a WWII veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the Seabees.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are daughter, Theresa Crawford (Tim) of Belton; son, Jim Singleton (Jane) of Williamston; son-in-law, Jim Darby of Pelzer; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sister, Addie Lee Lockaby of Pelzer; brothers, Billy (Gus) Singleton of Williamston, J.O. Singleton of Inman.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Gail Singleton Darby; two sisters; one brother.
Visitation was held from 12:30 – 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
The funeral service followed at 2:00 pm in the funeral home chapel.
Entombment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson.
The family is at the home.

Julie Ann Kelley, 44, of Piedmont, died October 6, 2013.
Surviving are two children, Joshua Chase Lipscomb and Carley MadisonVanzant; and a sister, Melanie D. Jones.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 10 at Agape Baptist Church, 198 New Cut Rd., Piedmont, SC.

BELTON – Donnie Mae Yonce Holden, 88, formerly of Old Greenville Hwy, Easley, widow of William Cleveland Holden, Sr., passed away October 9, 2013 at her home.
Born in Gillsville, GA, she was a daughter of the late John William and Mollie Dyer Yonce.  She was a member of Wren Church of God in Easley.
Surviving are daughters, Molly Ann Forrester of Greer, Becky Holden (Wimpey) of Belton, Sheila Coleman of Easley, Nancy Starnes of Belton; son, William C. (Billy) Holden, Jr. of Belton; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by daughters, Wanda Lollis and Sharon Posey; sister, Susie Smith; brothers, Grover and James Yonce.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 – 2:00 pm Saturday at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
The funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Kyle Wimpey officiating.
Burial will be at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home of daughter, Becky Holden (Wimpey), 111 Peaceful Waters Drive, Belton.