Obituaries 4-27-2022


William “Bill” Alfred Bagwell, Terry Burris, Jeff Upton, Jackie Cartwright, Joan Kelley, Kenny Tennihill, Margaret E. Mangum, Mike Clark, Fox Linebarger, Jr., Bill Weaver, Charles Ellenburg, Brittain “B.Lloyd” Woodall, Jr., Ricky Neil Horne

Ricky Neil Horne

Ricky Neil Horne, 62, of Williamston, passed away on April 15th, 2022 

Neil was the son of the late Janice and Dean Horne of Williamston.

Neil is survived by sons Austin and Ricky Horne. Also a brother, Sammy Horne, and three grandchildren, Paris, Noah and Olivia Horne. 

Neil was a former textile and Fire Protection worker. 

There will be a celebration of Neil’s life, receiving family and friends at Sosebees Funeral Home on S. Main St. in Anderson, on May 4th from 5 till 7pm.

Brittain “B.Lloyd” Woodall, Jr.

August 16, 1936 ~ 

April 20, 2022 (age 85)

Brittain Lloyd Woodall, Jr. (B.Lloyd) died April 20th, 2022 at McLeod Hospice House at the age of 85 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on August 16th 1936, in Griffin, Georgia, the son of B.Lloyd Woodall, Sr. and Martha Elizabeth Clements Woodall.  He graduated from Gordon High School in Barnesville, where he served in ROTC.  He graduated from the University of Georgia, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.  He was a loyal fan, and loved watching the Bulldogs play football.

Following college, he joined his father in the pecan business, and helped run the B.Lloyd’s stations located around the Southeast, ranging from Florida, through Georgia, to South Carolina-“Nuts did it!!!”  He eventually bought the business from his father, and moved to Florence, South Carolina, where he ran the remaining B.Lloyd’s stations, along with the help of his wife. He also served in the National Guard Reserves.

He was a member of Jaycees, Rotary Club, Sertoma Club, Chamber of Commerce like his father, and served his community.  He was a faithful servant of God, and also a faithful member of Florence Baptist Temple.  He was an avid tennis player. He was kind, loving and devoted to his family. He was a true Southern gentleman.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Katharina (Kitty), who was a devoted, supportive and loving wife always, his daughter Amy Clements Woodall Gottlieb of Savannah, GA, her husband Tony, and their sons Brittain Lloyd Woodall and Shafer Samuel; Karolin Meade (Richard), of Pelzer, SC, and their children, Katie Haning and Lindsey Burton; Judy Jordan of Florence, and her sons Weston , Tyler, Graham, and Hampton; Deidra Anderson (Bill), of Savannah, GA, and their children, Mary Katherine and Will.  He is also survived by his sisters, Barbara Ann Woodall Flournoy, of Macon, GA and Martha Elizabeth Woodall Pogue (Bud), of Clearwater, FL, loving niece, Liz Flournoy Thompson and his nephews, Britt Pogue, Eric Pogue and Jef Flournoy.  He waspredeceased by his parents.

 Visitation was from 10-11 am on Friday, April 22, 2022 in the chapel of Florence Baptist Temple with a funeral service following at 11:00 am.  A private graveside followed the service.

Remembrances may be sent to Florence Baptist Temple, 2308 S. Irby St., Florence, SC  29505.

Charles Ellenburg

Charles Lewis Ellenburg of West Pelzer, 95, husband of Mamie Jean Whitt Ellenburg, passed away Monday, April 18, 2022.

Born in Pelzer, he was a son of the late Vernon M. and Willie Lenoir Machugh Ellenburg. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of Williamston First Baptist Church. CWO Charles Ellenburg also retired from the U.S. Army in 1969, having served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He was West Pelzer’s oldest living WWII veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Mona Lin Hansbrough of Charlotte, NC; sister, Nancy Schaefer of Orangevale, CA; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service with full military honors was held on Tuesday, April 26, at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery, Anderson.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer


Bill Weaver

Williamston, SC- Ernest William Weaver, Jr., 74, husband of the late Catherine Bowen Weaver, passed away Monday, April 25, 2022, at his residence.

Born in Lake City, SC, he was the son of the late Ernest William Weaver, Sr. and Lillie Ruth Morris Weaver. Bill served in the U.S. National Guard. He was a graduate of Clemson University and received his Masters Degree from the University of South Carolina. He was a retired teacher at Wren High School. Bill was a member of Boy Scouts of America where he earned the Eagle Scout Award. He was a member of White Plains Masonic Lodge for 44 years. He was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday school teacher, and many church committees. Bill was a devoted Dad and Grandfather.

Survivors include his daughters, Amy Marie Weaver and Lori Catherine Garrison and husband, Andy; two grandsons, Noah Garrison and Nate Garrison; and a brother, Dr. Tommy Weaver and wife, Patti.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Beaverdam Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brandon Couch. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Thursday at the church prior to the service. Masonic Rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church prior to the visitation. The family is at the residence, 6026 Midway Road, Williamston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1904 Beaverdam Road, Williamston, SC 29697.

Sullivan-King Mortuary

Fox Linebarger, Jr.

Fox Linebarger, Jr. of Pelzer, 82, husband of Hazelean O. Linebarger, passed away 22, 2022. 

He was born March 12, 1940, in Newport, TN, son of the late Fox and Nellie Linebarger, Sr. 

He served in the United States Air Force after serving a short time in the United States Army. He became a Special Agent and Criminal Investigator for the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. After retiring from the USAF, he served as a Special Agent with the Department of Defense Investigative Services until his retirement in 2002. He was both proud and honored to have served his country for over 40 years. 

Fox was a member of Whitefield Baptist Church, in Belton.

He is survived by his three children, Lena Kelley of Easley; Zack Linebarger of Pelzer, and Brad Linebarger of Williamston. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Trella White of TN; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

The family received friends April 25 at Whitefield Baptist Church (207 Mitchell Road, Belton. The service followed. Burial took place in the church cemetery following the service.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer


Mike Clark

Kenneth Michael “Mike” Clark of Belton, 65, husband of Crystal Clark, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Born in Anderson, he was a son of the late Kent and Betty Jean Davis Clark. He retired from J.P. Stevens, Estes Plant in Piedmont. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Tracy Clark of Piedmont, Christy Vinson of Laurens, and Kelly Clark of Belton; sister, Jolene McAlister of Belton; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held April 23 at Gray Mortuary.

The funeral was April 24 in the mortuary chapel, with burial following at Williamston Cemetery.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer


Margaret E. Mangum

Williamston – Margaret Virginia Ellison Mangum, 90, wife of the late John Clayton Mangum, Sr., passed away Monday, April 25, 2022.

Born in Williamston, she was a daughter of the late William Cleo and Lois Marie Mullikin Ellison. She retired from Marshall Elementary and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

She is survived by son, John C. Mangum, Jr. (Theresa) of Williamston; daughter, Penny Sheppard (Robert) of Williamston; sisters, Catherine Brannon, Marie Ford, Judy Macomson, all of Williamston, and Susan King of Anderson; brother, Walter Ellison of Williamston; grandchildren, Clay Mangum and Dustin Sheppard; and great-grandchildren, Rydge Sheppard and Hannah Byce.

Visitation will be from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Thursday, April 28, at Hillcrest Baptist Church. The service will follow at 4:00 pm in the church. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

   Gray Mortuary, Pelzer


Kenny Tennihill

Pelzer – Kenneth “Kenny” Bruce Tennihill, 63, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at his home.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of Harold Frank and Jane Thomas Tennihill.  He retired from Alpha Industries and was a member of Pelzer First Baptist Church.  Kenny was a graduate of Hickory Knoll School.

   In addition to his parents of the home, he is survived by brothers, Harold Tennihill, Jr. of Pelzer and Gerry Tennihill (Rita) of Pickens; sister, Christy Dillon of Pelzer and several nieces and nephews.

 The family will receive friends 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer with the funeral service following at 2:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel.  

Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson.


Joan Kelley

Joan Patricia Ann Christopher Kelley of Pelzer, 84, passed away Friday, April 22, 2022.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Jake Samuel and Blanche Evelyn Ellison Christopher. She retired from Kemet Corporation.

Survivors include daughter, Janet Edens of Easley; sisters, Betty Kellett of Belton and Pam Trout of Chesnee; brothers, Sammy Christopher of Westminster and Stephen Christopher of Pelzer; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer


Jackie Cartwright

Jacqueline “Jackie” Flynn Cartwright of Williamston, 88, widow of Arthur Junior Cartwright, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022, at her home.

 Born in Lookout, KY, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Ealey Flynn. She was formerly employed with Frigidaire and a Baptist.

Survivors include son, Ralph Cartwright of  St. Augustine, FL; daughters, Gloria Cartwright of Williamston and Angela Couey of the home; brother, Jerry Flynn of Cleveland, OH; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.

The family received April 23, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer with the funeral following in the mortuary chapel. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson.


Jeff Upton

Piedmont – Jeffrey Owen “Jeff” Upton, 44, passed away Friday, April 22, 2022.

Born in Anderson County, he was a son of Michael Samuel “Mike” and Nancy Carolyn Owen Upton of Piedmont. He was a 2002 graduate of Anderson College, earning a B.S. in Accounting and was employed with Upton and Upton, CPA, PA in Greenville. An avid Clemson fan, he also enjoyed snow skiing, and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Jeff was a very caring person, who loved his children dearly.

   In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Gentry Owen Upton; daughters, Gabriella Elizabeth Upton and Georgia Grace Upton, all of Pelzer; and brother, Jon Michael Upton (Mandie); nephews, Jon Carter Upton, and Jackson Lee Upton, all of Piedmont.

   He was predeceased by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Owen and Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Upton.

   Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gray Mortuary.

The funeral was Wednesday, April 27, at 4:00 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

   Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 159, Piedmont, SC 29673.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer


Terry Burris

Terry Raymond Burris of Pelzer, 61, husband of Rosanne Burris, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

Born in Rochester, NY, he was a son of Helen Burris of Rochester, NY and the late Robert George Burris. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Allied Security. .

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by daughter, Shanna Griffo of Pelzer, son, Kyle Burris of Rochester, NY; brother, Randy Burris of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Debby Perkowski of Kent, NY; and two grandchildren.

The family will have a private service.

Memorials may be made to Irreverent Warriors at

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer


William “Bill” Alfred Bagwell 

Belton -William “Bill” Alfred Bagwell, 85, husband of Billie Jo Darby Bagwell, resident of 911 Cheddar Rd., went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday April 19, 2022 at his residence.

Born on February 8, 1937 in Anderson County to the late Alfred and Eva Mae Lollis Bagwell, and was a truck driver for 60 years.

William was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church where he served many years as Discipleship Director and Outreach Leader. In more recent years he attended Open Door Community Church. He loved visiting and witnessing for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

He was a loving father, husband, and friend to many.

Surviving other than his loving wife of the home, are his sons, Tim Bagwell (Crystal), Larry Thompson (Karen), all of Belton, Darrell Bagwell (Rita) of Pineville, NC, and Barry Thompson (Kay) of Anderson; his daughters, Phyllis Sisk of Williamston, Debbie Garrett (Randall), Cindy Brewer, and Barbara Clatt (Steve), all of Belton; his step son, Ron Hall (Sherry) of Belton; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his previous wife, Faye Moody Bagwell, a daughter, Rita Faye Bagwell, and a sister, Marie Bagwell Austin.

Funeral Services were conducted Friday at 2:00 PM from the Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Ron Culbertson, Rev. Danny Parton, and Rev. Jason Dorriety officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family is at the home. They received friends Friday from 12:00 PM until 1:45PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Open Door Community Church, 102 Murphy Rd. Belton, SC 29627.

Cox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.