Obituaries Week of January 24, 2018




PELZER—William Eddie Motte, 75, husband of Linda Joy Williams Motte, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018.

He was twice married, first to the late Doris Elizabeth Davis Motte.

Born in Laurens, he was the son of the late William Edwin Motte and Maude Pruitt Cosby Stillwell. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was employed with American Security at PAI. He was also a member of the Christian Motorcyclists Association, and Pelzer First Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Rita Evatt (Jimmy) of Williamston, Donnelle Land (Tony) of Pelzer; grandchildren, Jeremy Evatt (Heather), Haley Evatt, Thomas Land (Lauren), Jennifer Land; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Joy Renà Land; and sister, Jeanine DeHart.

Visitation was held Tuesday, January 23, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at Pelzer First Baptist Church. The funeral followed at 2:00 with burial at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

The family can be reached at 13 Lyman Street, Pelzer, SC 29669.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer



WILLIAMSTON—Mary Elizabeth Selman McEntire, 95, wife of the late Oscar William McEntire, passed away, Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Ollie Farmer Selman. She was retired from Cushman Mill and a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church.

She is survived by eight grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by daughters, Linda Gail Jeans, Hazel McEntire, Sandra McEntire Hackett; five brothers, and two sisters.

Visitation was held Wednesday, January 24, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Gray Mortuary. The service followed at 2:00 in the mortuary chapel with burial at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer



Preston Legrand Joye, II, 51, of Piedmont, died January 21, 2018 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Aiken, he was the son of Dolores Griffin Joye and the late Preston Legrand Joye, Sr.

He was a supervisor at Marco’s Pizza and was a member of NewSpring Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by children, Micah Legrand Joye, Cameron Tyler Joye and Emily Sarah Joye; and sister, Tina Joye Dohrendorf.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 23 at NewSpring Fuse Building.


Timothy Ray “Tim” Lusk, 54, husband of Robin Crone Lusk, died Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Born in Easley, he was a son of the late John Richard and Patricia Ruth Moore Lusk. A member of Bessie Road Baptist Church, he worked for the Coca-Cola Company and was the owner of R.T. Enterprises in Piedmont.

He is survived by daughter, Tasha Lusk Shaver; two grandchildren; brother, James Randy Hooper; sisters, Donna Hooper Bell, and Lisa Lusk Jeanes, all of Piedmont.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 25, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Bessie Road Baptist Church, with the funeral immediately following.


Mitchell “Mitch” Lee Snead,61, resident of 6101 Hwy 178 N, husband of Nyree Dawn Snead, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Hospice House.

Born in Fort Knox, Kentucky on October 19, 1956, he was a son of the late Robert Lee and Mary Rampey Snead. A graduate of Dixie High School, he received his BA degree from The Citadel along with his MA degree at Furman University. He taught at Palmetto Middle School where he also coached football until he retired in 2007.

Surviving in addition to his wife of the home is a brother, John Snead of Hodges.

A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Walnut Grove Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 600 Celebrate Life Parkway, Newnan, GA 30265.


Sharon Louise Ragsdale Aiken, 71, of Williamston, died Monday, January 22, 2018.

Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Dan Ragsdale, Jr. and Nellie Ruth Revels Ragsdale. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wesleyan faith.

She is survived by daughters, Shannon Cape of Pelzer, and Andrea Kendall of Greenville; brother, Keith Ragsdale of West Pelzer; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 pm Thursday, January 25, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. The service will follow at 3:00 pm in the mortuary chapel. Burial will be at Pine Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at the home of Shannon Cape, 108 Richardson Dr., Pelzer.


Louise Kathleen Abercrombie Davis, 70, of Pelzer, wife of Winfred M. Davis, died Monday, January 22, 2018.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of Lucy Simmons Abercrombie of Belton, and the late Ross Abercrombie.

She was a homemaker and a member of Daventon Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are her children, Ronny Davis of Pelzer, Deborah Phillips of Greenville, Tammy Parks of Belton, Scott Simmons of Six Mile, Donna Suttles of Pelzer, Melissa Cole of Piedmont, and Christopher Davis of Norris; siblings, Emery Abercrombie of Belton, Sybil Abercrombie of Seneca, Patricia Clark of Pelzer, Roy Abercrombie of Belton, Alex Abercrombie of Pelzer, and Michael Abercrombie of Aiken; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 25 at 3 p.m. at Daventon Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The family is at the home, 4112 West Georgia Road, Pelzer.


Etta Evans Mullikin died on January 24, 2018.

At her request, there will be no services.

She was employed by the Guilford County Health Department for 30 years and was a member of Congregational United Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, George Mullikin; sister, Marie Schores of Texas; and Thu Le Bray of Greensboro.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the  Etta and George Mullikin Scholarship Fund in Nursing at UNCG, payable to UNCG Excellence Foundation. Please mail to the UNCG Office of Advancement Services, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC, 27402, or to the NC Zoological Society, 4403 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC, 27203.

Online condolences may be made at

Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel is assisting the Mullikin family.