Obituaries 2-12-2020


Ann Mihalik, Nancy Bagwell, Sara Hickman, James Ralph “Buddy” Nicholson II, Faye Elgin, William “Bill” Alfred Reeves, Nora Louise Ellison, Doris Thrasher

Ann Mihalik

Williamston-  Ann Mihalik (Frances Ann Elrod Mihalik) passed away on 7 February 2020. Ann loved God, her family, and her horses….. sometimes not in this order. She accomplished much, born in Greenville South Carolina in October 1956, she moved at a young age to Vicksburg Mississippi where she met the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Joseph William Mihalik, married and had four beautiful children (Shawna Leigh Mihalik Johnson; Lt Col Michael Paul Mihalik; Elizabeth Gail Mihalik; and Joshua Daniel Mihalik). As the wife of a military career officer, Ann supported Joe as they moved the family (and her horses) through several states, finally settling down in Anderson County South Carolina where Ann and Joe worked together to create a work of art in the family home.  Ann retired as a registered nurse for Bon Secours Hospital in 2013.  Ann is the daughter of Robert and Harriett Elrod, and sister to Robert Elrod Jr. and Ida Sue Elrod.  Michael is married to Courtney Thompson Mihalik and together blessed Ann with three grandsons, Landon, Zachery, and Tyler.  Leigh added to this blessing by giving her two more grandchildren, Alexis and Matthew when she married Derik Johnson. 

Celebration of life to be held Wednesday 12 February, 1 PM, at her home, 333 Paradise Vista Drive, Williamston SC.  Ann loved…… is loved… and did I mention she loved her horses!

Sullivan-King Mortuary


Nancy Bagwell

Piedmont – Nancy Caroline Wilson Bagwell, 95, wife of the late James Ellis Bagwell, Sr., passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

 Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Edward Carlton Wilson, Sr., and Ruth Emily Martin Wilson. Mrs. Bagwell was a Godly mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She was known to her family and friends as “Gammie”.

She retired from Anderson School District One after 31 years as an elementary teacher in Greenville and Anderson Counties. She enjoyed hand crafts and was an accomplished seamstress/tailor. As a member of White Plains Baptist Church since 1951, Mrs. Bagwell was an active member, serving in many leadership capacities, including church pianist for approximately 25 years.

Survivors include her daughters and their spouses, Carol and Bill Green of Pelzer, Cynthia and Ted Bunton of Piedmont; son, James Ellis, Jr. and Susan Bagwell of Piedmont; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Cynthia Ann Wilson of Starr; six grandchildren, James David and Amy Bagwell, Suzanne and Steven Garrett, Ben Bunton, Brian Bunton, Jonathan and Sherry Green, and Rachel Green; and nine great-grandchildren, Tyler, Evan, and Annabeth Bagwell, Lauren, Emily, and Thomas Green, Wyatt Bradberry, Eli and Emily Garrett.

The family would like to acknowledge her special friend, Shirley West and her loving caregivers, Deborah Jennings, Kathy Doolittle, Martha Whitacre, Dino Hicks, and Anne Moore.

 She was predeceased by brothers, Charles, Edward, Willis, Wallis, Kyle, and Sidney Wilson; and grandson, David Green.

 Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gray Mortuary.  

The service will be Thursday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. at White Plains Baptist Church, with entombment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to White Plains Baptist Church, 1435 Easley Highway, Pelzer, SC 29669.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer



Sara Hickman

 Sara Evelyn Dalrymple Hickman, 86, wife of the late Donald Hickman, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville.

She was born March 6, 1933 to C.M. “Bub” and Julia Hogg Dalrymple. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and the Douglas Rhodes Sunday School Class.

She is survived by four nieces cartakers Helen Griffith, Sara Forrester, Wanda Giles, and Mildred Cox, also a niece and nephew; Mary Oppermann and John Mattison.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

 Visitation was held on Sunday, February 9, at Gray Mortuary.

The service was held on Monday, February 10, at New Hope Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

Memorial may be made to McCall Hospice House, c/o Hospice House of Greenville, 1836 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680 or New Hope Baptist Church, 108 New Hope Road, Pelzer, SC 29669.

The family will be at their respective homes.


James Ralph “Buddy” Nicholson II

James Ralph “Buddy” Nicholson II, 48, of Rock Hill, passed away January 11, 2020. He was the son of James Nicholson and Linda Magaha Bridges. 

Survivors include, sisters: Kathy Davis, Kelly McCoy and Amanda Hughey all of Williamston. He is also survived by a Special friend Angela Darrity.

Celebration of life was held Saturday, February 8, at The Hammond Community Center 150 Hammond School Rd. Anderson. 


Faye Elgin

Margie Faye Allison Elgin, 72, wife of the late Roy Stanley Elgin, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Jesse D. and Vashti Chambers Allison. She retired from Lockheed Martin and attended Mountain Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, Michael Stanley Elgin of Powdersville; sister, Bonnie Owens of Piedmont; brothers, Morgan Allison, Don Allison, David Allison, Larry Allison and Dennis Allison, all of Piedmont; one granddaughter and three step-grandchildren.

Visitation was February 9 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. The service followed in the mortuary chapel, with burial at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Pruitt Health Hospice, 1510 N. Fant Street, Anderson, SC 29621.


William “Bill” Alfred Reeves

William “Bill” Alfred Reeves, 75, husband of Linda Kelly Reeves of 201 W. Calhoun Rd. died Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Belton, he was the son of the late William Doyle Reeves and the late Lillian Kathleen Driver Reeves. He attended Whitefield Baptist Church and was a member of Eastview Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are: son, Kevin Bruce Reeves of Belton; daughter, Kelly Reeves Parnell (Matthew) of Anderson; sisters, Brenda Campbell of Williamston, and Karen Busha (Ron) of Anderson; grandchildren, Carson and Luke Reeves.

Graveside service was held Monday at Garden of Memories. Burial followed.

Flowers are optional or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate.

Family will be at the residence.


Nora Louise Ellison

Nora Louise Motes Ellison, 83, wife of the late William Glenn Ellison, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020, in San Antonio, TX.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Charles Ansel Motes, Sr. and Sara Frances Gambrell Motes. She retired from Michelin Sandy Springs and was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Belton.

She is survived by daughters, Debbie Kaser of Belton and Vickie White of Lexington; son, Craig Ellison of Jackson, MS; brother, Charles Ansel Motes, Jr. of Belton; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one on the way.

A graveside service was held Saturday, February 8, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Belton


Doris Thrasher

Doris Lee Jones Thrasher, 97, wife of the late Benjamin Franklin Thrasher, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020.

She was a daughter of the late Lawrence Napoleon and Mamie Lee Webb Jones.  A WWII veteran, she served in the Women’s Army Corps and retired from Kendall Mills.  Doris was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. 

She is survived by son, Chris Thrasher; step-son, Benny F. Thrasher Jr. of Seneca; three grandchildren, two step- grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, 

Visitation was held February 11  at Tabernacle Baptist Church. The service followed with Burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Bobbie T. McCuen Scholarship Fund at Woodmont High School, 2831 West Georgia Road, Piedmont, SC 29673.