Obituaries 3-30-2022

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Bob S. Neely, James Glen McAbee (Porkchop), Whynelle Moore, Pat Pearson, Darlene Clem, Alex Clyde

Alex Clyde

Jaysun Alexander “Alex” Clyde of Pelzer, 16, son of Jason Clyde and Shawna Clyde, passed away Monday, March 28, 2022, at his home.

Born in Greenville, he was a tenth-grade student at Woodmont High School and attended Washington Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Adam Clyde of the home and many other family members and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Washington Baptist Church.

 Donations to help with funeral expenses may be made to Washington Baptist Church, 208 Washington Church Rd., Pelzer, SC 29669.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Darlene Clem 

Darlene Clem, 65, of Williamston, died Friday, March 18, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital.

Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Charles Blanton, and the late Grace Blanton.

Darlene was a member of the Williamston Pentecostal Holiness Church and was known as a “Prayer Warrior”. She spent her time praying for those around her and loved the Lord. Darlene was an avid reader, and loved her black lab, “Bear”. She was the middle child of five girls, which made her the designated peacekeeper in the family.

Darlene is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ricky Clem, and their sons, John Clem, and the late Cory Clem. She is also survived by the “light of her world”, her grandson, Ayden Clem, as well as her 4 sisters, Linda Watson (Deceased, Frankie), Sharon Bradford (Doug), Deborah Franklin (Tony), and Nancy Henry (John). She is also survived by her sister-in-law Crystal Clark (Mike), and many nieces and nephews.

The family hosted a memorial service at 2:00pm, Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 3407 US-29 BUS, Anderson, SC, 29626. Rev. Ken Brown officiated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Williamston Pentecostal Holiness Church, 10 Parker Street Williamston, SC, 29697, or The American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center is serving the Clem family and a message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.standardfuneralcenter.com.

Pat Pearson

Patricia “Pat” Ann Browning Foster Pearson of West Pelzer, 82, wife of the late David Charles Pearson, Sr., passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022.

Born in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Olivia Epps Browning. She was adopted and raised by the late Loy H. and Alliene Browning Foster. She retired from Woodside Mill.

She is survived by children, Shannon Pearson Lewis of Pelzer, Jeffrey Alan Pearson of West Pelzer, Danny Joel Staton, Jr. of Pelzer and Kenneth Robert Pearson of Laurens; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 2, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Gray Mortuary.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Whynelle Moore

Pelzer – Whynelle Jannie Cothran Moore, 95, wife of the late Rev. Jack Larry Moore, passed away Monday, March 28, 2022.

   Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of Adger Lee and Mary Ellison Cothran. She was a member of Washington Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughter, Gail Moore Elrod (Don G.) of Pelzer; son, Larry Jack Moore (Connie M.) of Pelzer; six grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by brother, Dendall Lee Cothran.

   A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, April 1, at Greenville Memorial Gardens with visitation following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caris Hospice, 111 Smith Hines Rd. Ste. D, Greenville, SC 29607.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

James Glen McAbee (Porkchop)

Age 38, Born May 13, 1983 passed away March 18, 2022.

He was predeceased by an older brother Brent McAbee.

Surviving are father Keith McAbee of Anderson and his mother Tammy Nelson of Easley.

One niece Carrissa. Four Uncles and Two Aunts.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Bob S. Neely 

Bob S. Neely, 87, finished his race and was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 21, 2022, while at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was a devoted and faithful husband for 68 years to his wife Lucy and a supportive and gentle father to his four children, Steve, Debra, Sharon, and Lora. Bob’s life was full of joy and his memories will be cherished in the hearts of his family, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, brothers, nieces, and nephews.  

Born on January 21, 1935, in the Town of Williamston, Anderson County, SC, Bob S. Neely was the fifth of seven sons born of the late Burton S. and Ruth (Page) Neely. He was an intelligent young man who excelled in school and studied engineering in college.  

One hot summer afternoon while picking cotton, Bob met a sweet 13-year-old Lucy Mae Franks and the two shared an instant connection. They would reconnect a few years later and watch as their friendship blossomed into true love. The young couple married on August 1, 1953, in Greenville, SC and was blessed with abundant love and happiness. 

Bob worked as a Project Engineer for the former Gerber Children’s Wear for 51 years and retired in 2000. He and Lucy were members of Pelzer First Baptist Church. 

In addition to his wife Lucy, Bob is survived by three daughters, Debra Neely Ponder and her husband Craig Ponder of Greer, Sharon Neely Burns and her husband Billy Burns of Pelzer, Lora Neely Balerno and her husband Kevin Balerno of Moore; two brothers, Homer (Martha) Neely and Carl (Rachel) Neely; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Neely, Steven Neely and his wife Karla Neely, Cassidy Blanton and her husband Dustin Blanton, Justin Burns, Taylor Chapman and her husband John Chapman, Jared Burns, Loren Balerno; eight great-grandchildren, Derek, Reeves, Paxton, Jace, Maddox, Charli, Kinsley, Caleb; and many nieces and nephews.  

Bob was preceded in death by his son, Gary “Steve” Neely and four brothers, Lamar Neely, Harlan Neely, Rudolph “Red” Neely, and Leon Neely. 

The family would like to thank the staff of Comfort Keepers of Anderson, SC for the loving care Bob received over the last 5 months. 

A visitation and funeral service was held Friday, March 25, 2022, at Greenville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pelzer First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 306, Pelzer, SC 29669. 

Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com