Obituaries 2-17-2021


Fred Williams, Aca Holmes, Fred Brock, Darryl Krueger, Tommy Earl Campbell

Tommy Earl Campbell 

Tommy Earl Campbell, 54 of Williamston passed away Friday, February 12, 2021. He was the son of Tommy Lee Campbell and Peggy Lavone Campbell.

He is survived by his parents, his former wife/mother of his kids Mary Annette Ragsdale,  his daughters Kelly Ann Jordan of Williamston and Kayla Lynn Bishop (Shane) of Williamston, Godchild Amanda Gail Fields (DJ) of Belton and grandchildren, Landan Stokes Jordan, Kloey Anne Jordan, Kaylie Rain Bishop, Brianna Sky Bishop, Braedyn Lee Bishop, Mason Douglas Fields, Chase Wyatt Fields.

He is preceded in death by Richard and Eva Mae Campbell and John and Lillie Stroud.

Arrangements were made through the Cremation Society of SC – Westville Funeral (Greenville). Family will be at home where he resided.

Darryl Krueger

Darryl Elroy Krueger of Pelzer, 74, husband of Jane Burden Krueger, passed away Tuesday February 9, 2021 at St. Francis Downtown, Greenville.

Born in Appleton, WI, he was a son of the late Elroy and Amanda Behnke Krueger. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1977 with an honorable discharge and the rank of captain. After his military service, he was a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN College of Agriculture where he spent nine years as a research fellow. Finally, he served from 2002 to 2009 as a research fellow, instructor and Director of Jordan Hall Imaging Facility at Clemson University.

He attended Trinity Baptist Church in Williamston.

 In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Travis Krueger and Terry Krueger; daughters, Tara Bechtel, Tonya Andrews and Deanna Hopkins; sister, Robyn Krueger; brother, Curtiss Krueger; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery with military honors at a future date.

A celebration of life service will be planned at a later date when South Carolina COVID numbers have declined.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials be made to HOPE, P.O. Box 216, Williamston, SC 29697 in remembrance of Darryl Krueger.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer


Fred Brock

Williamston – Fred Julius Brock, 80, husband of Lena Elaine Rogers Brock, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

Born in Norris, he was a son of the late John Henry and Lelia Swords Brock. Mr. Brock worked in textile management at Blair Mills in Belton for twenty-nine years and at Dundee Mill in Hartwell, GA for six years. He was a member of Whitefield Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Crystal Calhoun; son Brian Brock; brothers, Milton and Johnny Brock of Williamston; nephews, Jamie, Andy, and Nathan Brock, Cody Moore, and Frankie Jones; and grandson, Austin Calhoun.

He was predeceased by twin sons, Wendall and Randall; and sister, Ann Jones.

Visitation was held on Saturday, February 13, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Whitefield Baptist Church. The service followed at 3:00 p.m. with burial in the church cemetery.

Due to Covid-19, the family requested that masks be worn, and social distancing observed.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer


Aca Holmes

Aca Hugh Holmes of Pelzer, 53, fiancé of Joy Cole, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021.

Born in Belle Glade, FL, he was a son of Mary Ann George Rice and the late Charles Calvin Holmes.

 In addition to his mother and step-father, James Ernest Rice of Pelzer, he is survived by daughters, Lyneesa Ann Holmes of the home, Ella and Rachel Holmes of Panama City, FL; and sister, Linda Marie Rice of Walhalla.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, on Friday, February 19, at Gray Mortuary, with the service to follow at 2:00 pm in the mortuary chapel. Burial will be at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Due to Covid-19, the family requests that masks be worn, and social distancing observed.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.


Fred Williams

Fred Williams was born July 10, 1934 and departed this life on Monday, February 8, 2021. He served as an MP in the United States Airforce during the Korean War.  

He was employed at Ace Hardware, Williamston for many years.

He is survived by his sons, Fred Douglas (Terra) Williams of Clemson, and James Dwight (Martha) Sullivan of Atlanta, GA; daughters, Jacqueline Elaine Williams of Atlanta, GA and Judy (Andrew) Gibson of Charlotte, NC; a special and dedicated friend, Janie Stewart of Piedmont, SC; granddaughters, Yolanda Richardson of Williamston and Nneka Talib of Atlanta, GA; grandsons, Khary Matthews of Raleigh, NC, Rahshon Williams of Atlanta, GA, and Fredrick Williams of Charlotte, NC; six great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Osteen and Ruby Williams and wife, Ella V. Williams. 

On Monday, February 15, a service to celebrate his life was held at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Williamston, with Pastor S.A. Mattison and Reverend Kynan Robinson, officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Public viewing will be Sunday from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Williamston location. 

The family is at their respective homes. 

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Fred Williams please visit Sympathy Store at Unity Mortuary.