Obituaries 3-2-2022


Cora Bell Williams Evans, Ray Lyles, Cross Hosea, J.W. Horne, George Jackson Hunter, Roberta Wilson

Roberta Wilson

Avis Roberta “Gigi” Lindsey Wilson of Anderson, 86, passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

Her parents the late Letha McCarter Lindsey and Melvin Lindsey.

She is survived by a son, Ben F. Wilson, Jr; two grandchildren,; sister, Margaret Lindsey, all of Anderson. 

She retired from (Nations Bank) Bank of America as assistant trust officer and then worked for ES Services. 

She attended The Carpenters House Church in Powdersville while living in Easley and was a former member of Donaldson Church of God.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, at Gray Mortuary, with the funeral service following at 12:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel. Burial will be at Greenville Memorial Gardens.  

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer  


George Jackson Hunter 

George Jackson Hunter, Jr., 76, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022.

Born in Newnan, Georgia, he was the son of the late George Jackson Hunter, Sr. and Kathleen Brown Hunter. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. Jacky received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Georgia and a Master’s in Accounting from Clemson University. His first position with Anderson County was Elections Commission Director. He served as Anderson County Finance Director for 10 years prior to being elected Anderson County Auditor in 2005, an office he held until his death. He was very active in his professional associations: SC Association of Assessing Officials (SCAAO), former president, Max Rush Award recipient for distinguished service, and currently serving on the executive board; SC Association of Auditors, Treasurers and Tax Collectors (SCATT).

Jacky served on the Piercetown Volunteer Fire Department Board, as Vice-Chairman of the Pelzer Rescue Squad Board, and was a member of the Anderson Lions Club. He was a former member of the Hammond Water Company Board of Directors and real estate broker with Mell Gerard Realty. Jacky was a passionate beef cattle and hay farmer, who was very active in the Anderson County Cattlemen’s Association as treasurer. He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church where he served as Elder and church treasurer for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janis Gerrard Hunter; daughter, Traci Elizabeth Hunter; son, Jonathan George Hunter (Kate Marie); two grandsons, Jack Sylas Hunter and Phife Edward Hunter; two brothers, Norman Hunter (Renee) and Donny Hunter (Carolyn); sister, Cheryl Sewell (Harry); mother-in-law, Duane B. Gerrard; and brother-in-law, Neal Gerrard (Mary Anna). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, G. Mell Gerrard.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Central Presbyterian Church. The family received friends at the church following the service. A private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary Windows Fund, 1404 North Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

J.W. Horne

James William “J.W.” Horne of Pelzer, 89, husband of Dorothy Lucille Church Horne, passed away Monday, February 28, 2022.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late William Robert and Rebecca Elizabeth Frazier Horne. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired bus driver from Greenville School District. He was a member of The Carpenter’s Chapel.

 In addition to his wife he is survived by sons, James Kenneth Horne, Ricky Horne and Glenn Horne, all of Pelzer; brother, Robert L. Horne of Powdersville; sisters, Sarah M. Cash of Greenville and Ruby Rainey of N. Augusta; eight grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, March 3, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.

The service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, March 4, at The Carpenter’s Chapel followed by burial at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Carpenter’s Chapel, 3303 Fork Shoals Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680.

Due to Covid-19, it is suggested that masks be worn and social distancing observed.


Cross Hosea

Dendall Cross Hosea of Belton, 23, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022.

Born in Greenville County, he was a son of Jerry Raymond “Buck” Hosea, Jr. of Mauldin and Dena Marie Cothran Hosea of the home. He was employed at Reuben’s of Powdersville and was a member of Washington Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by brothers, Jerry Raymond “Buck” Hosea, III of Simpsonville and Dustyn Lewis Hosea of Fountain Inn; grandparents, Al and Norma Mead of Pawleys Island. 

Visitation was February 27, at Cedar Shoals Baptist Church. The service followed in the church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greenville County Humane Society, 305 Airport Rd., Greenville, SC 29607.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer


Larry Fullbright


Larry Fullbright

Belton – Larry Cleveland Fullbright, 92, husband of the late Linda Medlin Fullbright, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2022.

   Born in Belton, he was a son of the late Samuel Lecil and Dorothy Saylors Fullbright. He was a retired dispatcher with Hess Corporation. He is survived by his children, Jimmy Guthrie of Belton, Jerry Guthrie, Lecil Fullbright, and Sulynn Bannister, all of Anderson. Seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 2, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Gray Mortuary. The funeral will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel. Burial will be at Garden of Memories in Belton.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer


Ray Lyles

 Ray Feaster Lyles of Williamston, 67, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at his home.

Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Raymond Feaster and Mildred Leonard Snipes Lyles. He retired from BASF.

Survivors include children, Patsy Denise Cook of Sandy Ridge, NC, Nicholas Ray Lyles of Simpsonville, Heather Ray Lyles of Fountain Inn, Raymond Lyles of Greer, and Rayen Lyles of Greenville; sister, Jackie Wicker of Columbia; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

 The family received friends February 26 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer with the funeral service following in the mortuary chapel.  


Cora Bell Williams Evans 

October 28, 1932-

Febuary 12, 2022

Cora Williams Evans, 89, wife of Elbert Jonathan Evans, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday morning, February 12, 2022.

Cora was born in Franklin, NC and she was a daughter of the late Hattie Hall Williams and the late Thomas Jefferson Williams Jr.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas R Williams, Roger Williams, Quinton Hall, sister, Hazel Moore, and son, Stephen Will Evans.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, daughter, Joann Lark (Wayne), sons, Bobby J Evans, Thomas E Evans (Allison), grandchildren; Thomas J. Evans (Hope), Michael J. Evans (Jessica),Christopher L. Evans, Cory Lark (Dustin), Brandi E Darby (Tim), Katelin V. Laughter (Franklin) and 16 great-grandchildren.

Cora retired from Sky City department store as manager in the domestics department in 1990.

She enjoyed any moment spent with her loved ones, cooking huge meals and crafts.

We will never forget the stories she told, the memories she left and the imprint she put on our lives and in our hearts.

Visitation was held on Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm in The Maple Room of The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center, 1621 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, SC 29625. A graveside service was held on February 23, 2022, at 1:00pm at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

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