WILLIAM ALLEN CULBERTSON, HELEN CREAMER KIMBROUGH, ‘STEVE’ HEMPHILL JR., CARL WILLIAM GRAVELEY SR., MARY JO CALDWELL, DEBBIE BYARS, FRANCES ATTAWAY, REBA MCCLAIN, DANNY DREW, VICKY EATON, WANDA JORDAN, JOSEPH LEONARD WALKER, PETE BEASLEY, HELEN C. ABERCROMBIE, HAL WILSON HALL, RICHARD W. ‘RIC’ GARRISON JR., JOSEPH ‘JOE’ TALMADGE LOLLIS, CHRISTINA THEOS ADAMS, JOYCE LEE MARTIN STANLEY, JAMES DANIEL GLASBY, MAURICE ‘SMOKEY’ BURGESS, DR. ROGER DAVID BURNETT SR.
WILLIAM ALLEN CULBERTSON
William Allen Culbertson, of the Kents Ridge Road section of Cedar Bluff, Virginia, was born in Harlan, Kentucky on March 27, 1939, and passed away peacefully on December 25, 2016. Better known as Bill or “Wild Bill”, he was an avid outdoorsman with many adventures and tall tales from his hunting and fishing travels across the US. His special hunting buddies included Justin Reed, Bud Culbertson, Dale and Lee Fuller, Mountain Man Mike, Samp Cruey, and Billy Ball along with all his Bobby Brown State Park fishing buddies including Bill “Kingsfish” Meade and a host of other family and friends.
Bill’s early passion was working on cars and winning many trophies in his souped up red ‘55 Chevy Pick-up at Cedar Hills Raceway. Bill owned and operated the Doran Texaco where he led the community and mentored many local youths. He loved the Washington Redskins, Virginia Tech Hokies, his tailgating crew, the Cripple C Ranch hands (past and present), and Shiner Bock beer.
A special place for Bill was Cripple C Ranch, his farm on Kent’s Ridge, where he raised beef cattle, shared many memories of camp outs, summer days, and legendary Pig Roasts gone by. He brought light and love to friends and family through his devotion and humor. His humble spirit will be remembered by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Marie Powers Culbertson; his father, William Mahone Culberson Jr.; and an infant son, Robert Allen Culbertson.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Susie Culbertson; his four children, William Mahone “Mac” Culbertson III, Dusty Holcombe, June Marie Wilson, and Jonce Allen Culbertson; his children by love, Mary Catherine Culbertson, Toni Holcombe, Jerry Wilson and Adrianna Culbertson; his grandchildren, Catherine Anne Culbertson-Shelton and husband Captain Josh Shelton, William Mahone “Will” Culbertson IV, Brogan Holcombe, Sam Culbertson, Alden Wilson, Emma Holcombe, Nelia Culbertson, Becca Holcombe, Jonce Allen Culbertson II, Eliza Culbertson; sisters, Carol Meade and husband Bill of Williamston, South Carolina and Elaine Ratliff and husband Eddie of Bonita Springs, Florida, and his brother, George Culbertson and wife Deb of Ridgefield, Washington; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends Dale Smith, Mary Hurt, Steve Lester, and Pat Stiltner.
Finally, we would like to thank and honor Helping Hands Hospice, the dedicated staff of Commonwealth Memory Care, and the special friends and staff of Community Home Care Services for helping Bill during his passing. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family would request donations be made in Bill’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, Helping Hands Hospice, or Hunters for the Hungry.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Virginia is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com
HELEN CREAMER KIMBROUGH
WILLIAMSTON, SC – Helen Estelle Creamer Kimbrough, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Anderson County, SC, on April 14, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Johnson Creamer and the late Mary E. Black Creamer. Helen retired from Michelin North America after many years of service. She was a faithful member of Williamston First Baptist Church where she was always happy to serve in any capacity.
She is survived by her son, Charlie Kimbrough and his wife Beverly, of Williamston, SC; a brother, Charles Creamer; two granddaughters, Blythe Kimbrough of Williamston, SC, and Ashton Smith and her husband Gordon, of Fulshear, TX.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
The Funeral Service was held on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Williamston First Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Brad Bardin officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The family was at the home of her son and received friends at the church on Friday, prior to the service, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Flowers were accepted, memorials may be made to Williamston First Baptist Church Building Fund, 116 E. Main Street, Williamston, SC 29697, or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com. The McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Anderson, SC
‘STEVE’ HEMPHILL, JR.
Milton Stephen, Jr., “Steve”, 69, of Piedmont, son of the late Milton Stephen Hemphill, Sr. and Margaret Lougenia Jenkins Hemphill, died on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at his home.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of Vietnam. He was retired from Michelin North America and a member of Beech Springs Church in Pelzer.
Survivors include his wife, Marsha Moore Hemphill of the home; daughters, Kelly Fisher of Greenwood, Angela Persing of Piedmont, Stephanie Robins of Belton; son, Milton Stephen Hemphill, III of Pelzer; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Monday, January 2 at Beech Springs Church.
Memorials may be made to the Papa Hemphill fund through SunTrust Bank/Marsha G. Hemphill.
CARL WILLIAM GRAVELEY, SR.
EASLEY – Carl William Graveley, Sr., 72, husband of Patricia Shearer Graveley died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Brookdale Easley,
Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late James Carl and Pearl Simmons Graveley. He served in the US Army, retired from Gerber and was a member of Pelzer Church of God.
Surviving in addition to his wife are: daughter, Pattie Renee Graveley of Easley; brother, Leroy Graveley (Hilda) of Central; sister, Shirley Galloway (Kenneth) of Easley.
He was preceded in death by: son, Carl William Graveley, Jr.; brothers, Ray Graveley and Rev. Larry Graveley; sister, Frances Watson.
Graveside services were held 11:00am Wednesday at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery with Rev. Roger Stephens officiating.
The family received friends following the service at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Church of God Parking Lot Fund. 428 Hagood Mill Rd., Pickens, SC 29671.
The family will be at their respective homes.
The family would also like to thank his sister-in-law, Norma Shearer Werts.
Cox Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
MARY JO CALDWELL
Mary Jo Mitchell Caldwell, 70, of Pelzer, wife of Charles W. Caldwell, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Clara McCoy Mitchell. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband of the home, she is survived by sons, Tony Caldwell of Pelzer and Travis Caldwell of Williamston; daughter, Tammy Smith of Easley; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Friday, December 30, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Deborah “Debbie” Davis Byars, 61, of Piedmont, died Monday, December 26, 2016.
Born in Pelzer, she was a daughter of the late Charles Russell Davis and Barbara Lee Rector Chandler. She was formerly employed with Cryovac.
Survivors include daughters, Leslie Cawthon and Megan Blanding, both of Pelzer; son, William Devin “Scooter” Byars of Pelzer; sisters, Sherry Worthy of Pelzer, Kimberly Derych of Easley, Sandra Prather of Belton; brother, Dale Davis of Fountain Inn; and seven grandchildren.
She is also survived by her best friend and love, Bill Byars.
Funeral service was held Friday, December 30, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
Entombment followed at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
PELZER—Frances Irene Elrod Attaway, 90, widow of William Heyward Attaway, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016.
Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late James Trueman and Willie Brown Elrod. She was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.
Survivors include daughter, Dorothy “Dottie” Garrison (Terry) of Piedmont; son, Heyward David Attaway of the home; sisters, Margaret Durham of Pelzer, Opal Morehead of Piedmont.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 27, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Gray Mortuary. A graveside service followed at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 159, Piedmont, SC 29673; Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621; or Anderson County Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622.
Gray Mortuary, Pelzer
WEST PELZER—Reba Jane Cole McClain, 84, widow of John William “J.W.” McClain, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016.
Born in Andersonville, she was a daughter of the late Haskell and Alma Bolt Cole. A member of West Pelzer Baptist Church, she retired from Winn-Dixie where she was a bookkeeper and head cashier.
Survivors include, daughters, Becky Hinton (Steve) of Williamston, Dale Cochrum of Inman; Diane Long (Steve) of Greenville; son, David McClain (Marissé) of Newnan, GA; sisters, Linda Hall (Rev. William Hall) of Spartanburg, Edna Ward (Al Ward) of Rock Hill; grandchildren, Stephanie Karr (Chris), Amanda Newman (Scott), Brian Cochrum (Casy), Jocelyn Hammond (John Michael), Kaitlyn, Victoria, and Slade McClain; great-grandchildren, Hannah Karr, Brycen and Greyson Newman, Christopher and Christen Karr, and Harper Newman.
A crypt side service was held Tuesday, December 27, at 1:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family received friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
Gray Mortuary, Pelzer
PIEDMONT – Danny Michael Drew, 63, died Friday, December 23, 2016.
Born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, he was the son of the late Wilson Eugene Drew and Myrtle Harrell Bailey.
He was formerly employed with F.A. Maccluer Inc. and a passionate musician.
Survivors include his loving companion, Judy Miller of Piedmont and her children, Hayley and Bud; son, Michael Eck of Anderson; sister, Nena Thrower (Henry) of Columbus, MS; beloved niece and great-nephew, Jessie Drew and Nicholas Fennell.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who knew and loved Danny perform a random act of kindness in his memory during the month of January.
Please share your gesture on the online guestbook page of his obituary at:
www.graymortuary.com Gray Mortuary, Pelzer
PELZER – Vicky Marlene Smith Eaton, 66, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at her home.
Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Lois Hanks Smith. She was formerly employed with the Kendall Company.
Survivors include daughter, Wendy Eaton McLaughlin (Kevin) of Grayslake, Illinois; son, Barry Eaton of Pelzer; brothers, Duane Smith of Pelzer and Terry Smith of Piedmont; sister, Jane Bryant of Pelzer; grandchildren, Cullen, Emma and Knox McLaughlin.
She was predeceased by a brother, Michael Smith.
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
PELZER—Wanda Faye Boyce Jordan, 57, wife of Steven “Steve” Wayne Jordan, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016.
Born in Pelzer, she was a daughter of the late Charles Edward Boyce and Penny Juanita Ensley Boyce Shular. She was a retired bus driver from Anderson School District One and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by son, Steven Michael Jordan of Pelzer; sisters, Barbara Ellison of Williamston, Patricia Crawford of Pelzer, Rendy Kirwan of Pelzer; grandchildren, Jordan Bayleigh Chapman, Kaitlyn Nicole Jordan, Alston Nicholas Jordan.
She was predeceased by daughter, Amber Nichole Jordan; brother, Charles Edward Boyce, Jr.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, December 28, at 4:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation followed at the graveside.
The family is at the home of her sister, Rendy, 115 Walkers Hill Road, Pelzer, SC 29669.
Gray Mortuary, Pelzer
JOSEPH LEONARD WALKER
Joseph “Joey” Leonard Walker, 49, of Honea Path, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his home.
Born in Anderson, he was a son of Clarice Medlock Allen and the late James Leonard Walker. He was a member of Columbia Baptist Church.
Surviving are his Mother of the home; Grandmother, Mattie Medlock of Princeton; brother, Scotty Allen of Piedmont.
Funeral service was held Friday, December 30 at Columbia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Columbia Baptist Church, 11321 Augusta Rd., Honea Path, SC 29654.
PELZER—Wilton E. “Pete” Beasley, 80, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016.
Born in Belton, he was a son of the late Ben Illie and Annie Charity Long Beasley. He retired from Community Cash and was a member of Piedmont Wesleyan Church for sixty-five years.
Survivors include, sister and brother-in-law, Jessie and Homer Clardy of Pelzer.
Visitation was held Thursday, December 29 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at Gray Mortuary. The funeral followed at 2:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel. Burial followed at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 141, Piedmont, SC 29673, or the charity of one’s choice.
The family will be at the home of his sister, 1125 Easley Highway, Pelzer, SC 29669.
Gray Mortuary, Pelzer
HELEN C. ABERCROMBIE
Helen Campbell Abercrombie, 77, of Greer, widow of Harold R. Abercrombie, died December 23, 2016.
Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Dewey and Eunice Stewart Campbell, retired from Campbell Paint, and was a member of Cross Plains Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Cooke of Maple Hill, NC; four brothers, Dewey Campbell of Piedmont, David, Kenny and Sammy Campbell, all of Greer; three sisters, Juanita Burrell of Greer, Nancy Arington of Six Mile, and Pat Epps of Easley; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held December 28 at The Wood Mortuary. Burial followed in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28401.
HAL WILSON HALL
Hal Wilson Hall, 88, of Belton, died Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Brookdale of Anderson. Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Joseph Wilson and Ida Maude McGill Hall. He served in the US Army in Korea and was a lifelong member of Belton First Baptist Church.
He earned his Master’s Degree at Furman University and went on to work in education in public schools. Hall coached all sports at Belton High School and was the last athletic director and football coach of the Belton Warriors. He accrued more wins at Belton than any other coach, including multiple state championships in track.
Surviving are: nephew, Mike Magaha (Carol) of Anderson; niece, Pat Monteith (Steve) of Simpsonville; grandnephews, Will Magaha and Drew Monteith; grandniece, Jenny Goetzmann. Graveside service was held Tuesday at Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Belton First Baptist Church, 105 Brown Ave., Belton, SC 29627. The family will be at their respective homes.
RICHARD W. ‘RIC’ GARRISON, JR.
Richard W. “Ric” Garrison, 51, of Greenville, died on Sunday, December 18, 2016.
He was the son of Brenda and Richard Garrison, Sr. of Pelzer.
In addition to Kathleen Lyon and her two children, Craig and Scott Gibson; he is survived by three step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Kimberly Miller and Ashley Garrison.
A memorial service was held December 28 at Waycross Baptist Church in Pelzer.
JOSEPH ‘JOE’ TALMADGE LOLLIS
Joseph “Joe” Talmadge Lollis, 88, of Greenville, husband of Roxie Ann Chambers Lollis, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
Born in Pelzer, he was a son of the late John Grady Lollis and Lois Beatrice Lollis.
He was a member of Russell Community Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Janice Richardson; son, Joe Lollis; two grandchildren; two great-grandsons; sister, Sarah Patterson; and two brothers, Jimmy and John G. Lollis.
Funeral service was held Friday, December 23 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Northwest Chapel. Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Greenville, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville, SC 29601.
CHRISTINA THEOS ADAMS
Christina “Chrissy” Theos Adams, 49, of Seneca, died at her home surrounded by her family and friends on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.
She was born in Charleston and graduated from Bishop England High School and Clemson University. She also graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1994.
She began her public service as an assistant prosecutor in Charleston. After moving to Seneca in 1997 she prosecuted for the 13th Judicial Circuit until being recruited as Deputy Solicitor for Oconee County in 1999. She was elected Solicitor of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in 2004 and became past president of the South Carolina Solicitors’ Association.
She is survived by her husband, Eddie; two sons, Gregory and James; mother, Helen Theos; and brother, Nick Theos.
She was predeceased by her father, Gregory Theos.
Funeral service was held Friday, December 30 at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 406 N. Academy Street, Greenville, SC. Graveside service was held December 31 at Live Oak Memorial Gardens, 3093 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414.
Memorials may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Attn: Memorials for Christina Adams, at 406 N. Academy St., Greenville, SC 29601.
JOYCE LEE MARTIN STANLEY
Joyce Lee Martin Stanley, 75, of Seneca, wife of the late Charles Fonda Stanley, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at The Residences at Park Place.
Born in Seneca, she was the daughter of the late Plumer Lee and Grace Moore Martin.
She retired from Clemson University and was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Natalie Ridings of Nashville, TN, Kris Gardner of Seneca, and Melissa Donald of Powdersville; brothers, DeWitt Martin and Stanley Martin, both of Seneca; sisters, Dot Bottoms, Brenda Barnes, and Diane Martin, all of Seneca; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 2 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Burial followed at Oconee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to MediHome Hospice of Seneca, 10239 Clemson Blvd. #150, Seneca, SC 29678.
JAMES DANIEL GLASBY
MURFREESBORO, NC – James Daniel Glasby, age 77, passed away on January 1, 2017 at his home.
Mr. Glasby was born in Williamston, Anderson County, SC on April 26, 1939, a son of the late Leo Grady and Marie Epps Glasby. James worked in textiles for fifty years.
James is survived by his wife Alycia, two sons, Greg (Tammy) Glasby of Granite Falls, NC, Chris (Tiffani) Glasby of Perkasie, PA; a daughter, Kathy (Andy) Smith of Eure, NC; a brother, Bob (Betty Sue) Glasby of Williamston, SC, a sister, Sally (Clarence) Breazeale of Seneca, SC; three grandchildren, Madalyn, Alycia, and Mallory; and two great grandchildren, Jonas, and Josephine.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made directly to Murfreesboro United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 392, Murfreesboro, NC, 27855, or you may donate online by visiting www.tmcfunding.com/search, type James Glasby.
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Glasby family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
MAURICE ‘SMOKEY’ BURGESS
Maurice “Smokey” Burgess, 88, of Pelzer, husband of Martha “Marty” Fricks Burgess, died Monday, January 2, 2017.
Born in Taylorsville, NC, he was a son of the late William Edgar and Julia Brown Burgess. He was retired from McLean Trucking.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Michael and Rodney Burgess; daughter, Alana B. Matheson; step-sons, Gary Burgess and Monty Lockaby; brother, Harold Burgess; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pelzer.
DR. ROGER DAVID BURNETT, SR.
Dr. Roger David Burnett, Sr., 72, of Honea Path, husband of Jane Bledsoe Burnett, died Monday, January 2, 2017.
Born in Greenwood, he was the son of the late Dewey Lee and Elizabeth Williams Burnett.
He worked in the public school system and college education his entire career.
He was a member of Latimer Memorial United Methodist Church in Belton.
Surviving in addition to his wife are: son, David Burnett of Chappells; daughter, Beth Burnett Wallace of Powdersville; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Latimer Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Oakbrook Memorial Park, 3007 Hwy. 25 North, Hodges.
The familly will receive friends prior to the service at 12 noon until 1:50 p.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to Latimer Memorial United Methodist Church, 200 River St., Belton, SC 29627.