Obituaries April 15, 2020


Walter Lee Elrod, Vickie Parham, Mary Stewart, Jerry Cobb

Walter Lee Elrod

Walter Lee Elrod, 36, of Inman passed away suddenly Friday, April 10, 2020 at Spartanburg Medical Center. 

He was the son of Patricia Hopkins Elrod of Inman and Jerry Walter Elrod of Anderson. 

Surviving in addition to his parents is his brother, Ryan Elrod of Pelzer. 

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Vickie Parham

Vickie Henderson Parham of Piedmont passed away April 9, 2020. Born July 24, 1958, she is the daughter of Dolly Woods Henderson and the late James Carl Henderson. 

She is survived by her husband Mike Parham.She was an active member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by her son, Stephen Parham, her daughter, Kelly Parham, her brother, Jimmy Henderson, and two stepdaughters, Michelle Parham and Virginia Turner. 

A private family graveside service was held Monday, April 13, in Graceland East Memorial Park. When circumstances allow, a celebration of life will be held. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society of Greenville at, or to Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 1801 Woodruff Rd., Greenville SC 29607.

Mary Stewart

Belton – Mary Gwenn Pratt Stewart, 85, wife of Gary Albert Cobb, of Blue Ridge Avenue, died Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Etowah TN, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lily Taylor Pratt. Mary retired from The Greenville News.

Surviving are a son: Howard Stewart (Saundra) of Belton; three daughters: Betty Harless (Billy) of Travelers Rest, Sara Spangler of Belton, and Sue Clontz of Anderson; sixteen grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and a son-in-law: Wesley Barbara.

She was preceded in death by four brothers: Roy Pratt, Burt Pratt, Wallace Payne, and Westin Payne. 

Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Jerry Cobb

Jerry Wayne Cobb, 69, husband of Freddie Jean Franks Cobb, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020.

   Born in Williamston, he was a son of the late James William Cobb, Sr. and Lila Mae Ellison Cobb.  He was retired from 3M and a U.S. Army veteran. 

   In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Alison Guthrie of Pickens, Jammie Christopherof Piedmont, Tiffany Green of Williamston, Jeremiah Cobb of Easley, and Braden Cobb of Piedmont; siblings, Jimmy Cobb of Dalton, GA, Patsy Vinson of Williamston, and Ronnie Cobb of Fountain Inn; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.