Obituaries Week of Feb. 24, 2016

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HOPE MCCURRY, BISHOP JOHN B. DURRAH, FORD TAYLOR, EUGENE “GENE” HOLLAND BEDENBAUGH, SYLVENE MAYFIELD, BILLIE BAYNE BAKER REESE, WILLIAM HOLT EARLE, THOMAS BRIAN ALLEN, REV. PAUL O. SLICE, JEAN WOOD, RUSSELL E. BIGSBY, ZOLA THOMPSON, JOSEPH WARREN CALVERT, JOE RANDALL PAXTON

HOPE MCCURRY

Vivian Hope Richey McCurry, 56, of Liberty, wife of Donald Edward McCurry, died Thursday, February 18, 2016.

She was employed with Sears and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents, Johnny Lee and Nancy Jo Jones Richey of Piedmont and Kenneth Brinson of Fountain Inn; sons, Benjamin Russell Fletcher of the home and Jonathan Matthew Vaughn of Piedmont; sisters, Joy S. Richey of Simpsonville and Laura Richey Worsham of Seneca; brother, James K. Richey of Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

A memorial service was held Saturday, February 20 at Shiloh United Methodist Church in the sanctuary.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 159, Piedmont, SC 29673.

BISHOP JOHN B. DURRAH

Bishop John B. Durrah, 63, of Piedmont, died Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

Funeral service was held Sunday, February 21 at Mauldin Church of God. Interment followed in Graceland East Memorial Park.

FORD TAYLOR

Ford Bradley Taylor, 40, of Williamston, died February 14, 2016.

He is survived by his mother, Cathy C. Taylor of Starr; grandmother, Marian A. Cain of Starr; sister, Brandi T. Perez of Williamston.

He was employed at First Call of Greenville.

A memorial service was held Friday, February 19 at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Anderson.

Memorials may be made to the Anderson County Humane Society.

EUGENE “GENE” HOLLAND BEDENBAUGH

Eugene “Gene” Holland Bedenbaugh, 90, of Easley,, died Tuesday, February 16, 2016. He was the husband of Mary Helen Jackson Bedenbaugh.

Born in Newberry County, he was son of the late Jefferson Holland and Beryl Grace Holcombe Bedenbaugh.

He was a United Methodist Minister serving at Northside UMC, Berea UMC, Trinity UMC, and Laurens Road UMC.

He was owner of Memory Shop Antiques in Greenville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Debra B. Dawkins, Nancy B. Hughes, and Janet B. Keen, all of Powdersville; brother, Dr. John H. Bedenbaugh of Hattiesburg, MS; sister, Adele Kirby of Timmonsville; and eight grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was held Friday, February 19 in Laurens Road United Methodist Church. Interment was private in Robinson Memorial Gardens, Easley.

Memorials may be made to Laurens Road UMC, 13 Webster Road, Greenville, SC 29607.

SYLVENE MAYFIELD

Sylvene Poore Mayfield, 88, of Piedmont, widow of Wade Thomas Mayfield, died Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Charles Washington and Annie Eaton Poore.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Levy; one son, Larry T. Stone; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one sister, Louise Knight.

A memorial service was held Friday, February 19 at Restoration Chapel in Williamston.

BILLIE BAYNE BAKER REESE

Billie Bayne Baker Reese, 94, of Greenville, died Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

Born in Piedmont, she was the daughter of Leon and Ruth Moore Bayne, and wife of the late James L. Reese.

She was a member of Piedmont United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Frank Baker of Piedmont, and Don Baker of Easley; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her first husband, John L. Baker.

Graveside service was held Friday, February 19 in St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2513 Brushy Creek Road, Easley, SC 29642.

WILLIAM HOLT EARLE

William Holt Earle, 86, of Piedmont, died February 16, 2016 at his home.

Born in the West Gantt Community he was the son of John Kern Earle, Sr. and Mary Louise Farrell Earle.

He retired from the Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia O. Earle; daughter, Anne E. Strange of Reston, VA, William H. Earle, Jr. of Simpsonville and Joseph O. Earle of Greenville; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren; brother, David F. Earle; and sister, Elizabeth E. Farnsworth.

He was a member of Reedy Fork Baptist Church.

Funeral service was held Saturday, February 20, at Reedy Fork Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenville  Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Reedy Fork Baptist Church, 459 Reedy Fork Road, Piedmont, SC 29673.

THOMAS BRIAN ALLEN

Thomas Brian Allen, 46, of Piedmont, husband o fMichelle Cathcart Allen died Monday, February 15, 2016.

Born in Greenville County, he was son of the late Milton “Tommy” and Virginia Lottie Moody Allen.

He was employed at Ashland Chemicals. He was a member of Crosswell Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kailee Allen and Karly Allen.

Memorial services were held Friday, February 19 in the Chapel of Robinson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Crosswell Baptist Church, 219 S. Fishtrap Rd., Greenville, SC 29611.

REV. PAUL O. SLICE

Rev. Paul Owen Slsice, 83, of Anderson died Februay 19, 2016 at R ainey Hospice House.

He was the son of the late George  Bailey Slice and Louise Summer Slice.

He was the widower of Karilyn Slye Slice.

He was a former pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Anderson.

Survivors include a son, Stephen P. Slice of Lexington; a daughter, Kristeen Slice Balcombe of Piedmont; Four brothers, James Slice of Anderson, Heyward S lice of Chapin, George B. Slice, Jr. of  Florence and C. Stanley S lice of Chapin; a sister, Margaret Epting of Chapin; three grandsons.

The funeral service was held on Sunday, February 21, at the University Church of Clemson. A private family commital was schduled.

JEAN WOOD

The service for Ms. Jean  Boyd Wood was held at 1 pm  Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at  The Roosevelt  Thompson Memorial Chapel, 110 N. Hamilton St., Williamston.

Family members gathered at 15 Dacus Drive, Williamston.

RUSSELL E. BIGSBY

Russell E. Bigsby, 52, of Williamston died Thursday at AnMed Health.

He was the son of the late Raymond and Rose Green.

He is survived by his wife  Charlotte Bigsby; two children, Phillip and Sherri Bigsby; stepchildren, Ashley, Misty and Homer Allen; nine grandchildren; brothers, Johnny Bigsby, Raymond Green, Danny Green and a sister, Candy Vaca.

Funeral services were held Sunday at  Rich-Colonial F uneral Home.

ZOLA THOMPSON

Zola Mae Thompson, 90, of Piedmont died Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

She was born in Anderson County, the daughter of the late Jack Lark and Annie Mitchell Lark.

She was a member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn Preston, Mildred Mitchell, Tammy Gaines, Sheila Simmons; three sons, Charles Guyton, Robert Mitchell and Michael Mitchell; one sister Mattie Ruth Montgomery; 24 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Thompson.

Funeral services were held Feb. 21 at Old Shady Oak Baptist Church. Burial followed at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family is at 303 Old Mill Rd. Mauldin.

JOSEPH WARREN CALVERT

Joseph Warren Calvert, 69, of Williamston died February 17, 2016.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Sosebee Mortuary and Creamatory.

JOE RANDALL PAXTON

Joe Randall Paxton, 73, husband of Glenda Jane  Ford Paxton of  Williamston, died February 19, 2016 at Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Joseph and  Dorothy Culbertson Paxton.

He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the  Vietnam War.

Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are: son, Jody  Paxton; daughter, Misty Brezillac; step children, Teresa Land, Michael Jackson and Roy Jackson; sisters, Karen  Wilbanks, Joy Lindsay and Gail Vickery; 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Service was Monday at Beaverdam Baptist Church. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.