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RAY COX HOLLIDAY

Obituaries Week of 1-11-11

RAY COX HOLLIDAY
HOLLIDAY, Ray Cox, 91, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, January 3, 2012. The family received friends on Thursday, January 5, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at Vaughn Forest Church. Graveside Services were conducted on Friday, January 6, 2012, at 3pm at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton, with his son in law, The Rev. John Gaines and grandchildren officiating. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene (Ruth) Holliday, and is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mamie Alma Murphy Holliday; his daughter, Susan Holliday (John) Gaines; and grandchildren, Austin, Collin and Lauren Gaines.
Ray served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He was retired management serving Duke Power Co. for 32 years. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He sought to live his life to bring glory and honor to Jesus Christ, and was a member and a deacon of First Baptist Church, Williamston, South Carolina for many years. For the last 13 years he was a member of Vaughn Forest Church, Montgomery, AL.
The family would like to express special thanks to Nurse Angie Beilstein and the staff of Amedisys Hospice for their care of Ray in recent months. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Vaughn Forest Church or Amedisys Hospice.
Cox Funeral Home.

WILMA R. REID
Wilma Rhodes Reid, 98, of Greenville, formerly of Pelzer, widow of Herman Stone Reid, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at her home.
Born in Williamston, she was a daughter of the late Rufus and Gertrude Kay Rhodes. She retired from J. P. Stevens, Piedmont Plant, and was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church in Williamston.
Surviving are daughters, Patricia R. Lollis and Derrell R. Gaines, both of Greenville; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held January 7 in the Chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Burial followed at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church, 1904 Beaverdam Road, Williamston, SC 29697.

JUDY E. DICKERSON
Judy Elaine Dickerson, 70, of Piedmont, wife of William Edward Dickerson, died January 4, 2012.
Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of Hazel Lindsey Guest of Easley and the late Ralph Guest.
She was a homemaker and a member of Siloam Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her mother and husband are two sons, Dr. William ‘Billy’ Dickerson, Jr. and Steve Dickerson, both of Franklin, TN; sister, Joan Tolley of Greenville; brother, Bill Guest of Simpsonville; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Siloam Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

ERNEST ‘ERNIE’ LEE HOPKINS
Ernest “Ernie” Lee Hopkins, 54, of Greenville, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at his home.
Born in Anderson, he was the son of Betty Zane Mowbray Hopkins and the late Chester Peek Hopkins, Sr.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his mother are, two brothers, JR Hopkins of Greenville and Dennis Hopkins of Liberty; and sister, Debra Whitaker of Piedmont.
Funeral service was held January 6 in the Northwest Chapel of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home. Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

BILLY E. COKER
Billy Edward Coker, 82, husband of Mildred Gillespie Coker of Anderson, died Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.
Born in Williamston, he was a son of the late Raymond Coker and Mary Louise McClellan Coker.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Korean War. He retired from Singer Company.
In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by a brother, Ray Coker of Greenville.
A graveside service was held Jan. 6 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

BETTY ANN FRICKS
WILLIAMSTON – Betty Ann Mackey Fricks, 74, of 17 McClellion Street, widow of William Steven Fricks, died Thursday, January 5, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Anderson.
Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Robert Ransom and Cleo Clark Mackey. She retired from Milliken and Company, Cushman Plant, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Williamston.
Surviving are her children, Mrs. James (Cheri) Garrett, of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Tony (Pam) Callaham, of Belton, and Mr. Doug Fricks, of Greensboro, NC; brother, Mr. Jerry Mackey, of Williamston; sisters, Mrs. Don (Jane) Garrison, of Powdersville, and Mrs. Bill (Alice) Sanders, of Anderson; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2012, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Funeral services followed at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Jim Garrett officiating. Entombment was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson.
The family is at the home of Tony and Pam Callaham, 431 Rector Road, Belton.
Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

JAMES LAMAR ROBINSON, SR.
AUGUST 8, 1928 – JANUARY 7, 2012
ANDERSON, SC – James Lamar Robinson, Sr., age 83, husband of Frances Shaw Mackey Robinson, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Liberty, SC, he was a son of the late Claude E. Robinson and Geneva Hood Robinson.
He was a graduate of Keowee High School in Oconee County, served in the United States Army after World War II in Occupied Japan. Mr. Robinson lived in Greenville, SC for many years retiring from the Smith Transfer Trucking Company. He was a former member of the Roper Mountain Baptist Church, and the Walden Masonic Lodge. He lived in Anderson for the past several years and was a member of the Eureka Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Martha Johnson and her husband, Randall of Walterboro, SC; son, Jimmy L. Robinson and his wife, Gina of Greenville, SC; step-daughter, Debbie Foster and her husband, Tom of Anderson, SC; step-son, Tony Mackey and his wife, Martha of Williamston, SC; sisters, Ruby Fletcher and her husband, Robert of Anderson, SC; Maude Forrester of Taylors, SC; and Juanita King and her husband, Don of Seneca, SC; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Robinson was preceded by his first wife, Nellie Owens Robinson; brother, C. Edgar Robinson, Jr. and sisters: Winona R. Perry and Frances R. Peterson, step-sons: Richard Mackey and Steve Mackey.
A Funeral Service was held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at the Eureka Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Ron Fousek. Interment followed at Graceland East Cemetery in Greenville, SC. Mr. Robinson was placed in the church one hour prior to service.
The family is at the home and received friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Monday, January 9, 2012 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eureka Baptist Church, 1600 N. Highway 29, Anderson, SC 29621 and Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, Anderson, SC

CECIL KNIGHT
Cecil Berry Knight, 69, of Pelzer, husband of Kathy Martin Knight, died Saturday, January 7, 2012.
Born in Laurens County, he was the son of the late Luther Berry and Annie Bell Speltz Knight. He was employed by Kosa Industries and was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of the home; his sons Jeffrey “Bo” Knight of Pelzer; and Josh Martin of Belton; his brother Benny Cannady of Ridgeway; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 10 at Gray Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The family is at the home of his son, 571 Old River Road, Pelzer.
Memorials may be made to the Pelzer Rescue Squad.

FRANKIE WILLIAMS
William “Frankie” Franklin Williams, 74, of Williamston, husband of Carol Williams Williams, died Sunday, January 8, 2012, at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Belton.
Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Charles Milton and Florine “Flossie” Sargent Williams. A Vietnam War veteran, he served in the United States Navy. After retiring from the military, he retired from NADEP in Norfolk, VA.
He is survived by his wife of the home; his daughter Kimberly Denise Bashor of Williamston; and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 11 at Trinity Baptist Church with burial following at MJ Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, “Building Fund”, 324 Belton Drive, Williamston, SC 29697.

AUBREY MURPHY
James Aubrey Murphy, 77, husband of Sue Alewine Murphy, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.
Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late John Claude and Mary Vanadore Murphy.He retired as a dairy farmer. He also served on two school boards and participated in the Senior Follies the past three years. He was a member of Varennes Heights Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of the home; three daughters, Carol Murphy Ogburn of Greenville, Debbie Murphy Whitfield of Piedmont, and Karen Murphy English of Pawleys Island; four grandchildren; brother, Herbert Murphy of Starr; and sister, Thelma Brown of Starr.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Varennes Heights Baptist Church. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Varennes Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 411 Visage Drive, Anderson, SC 29626.

ROBERT W. MORRIS
Robert William Morris, 84, husband of Anne Scott Morris, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center.
Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late William S. and Cressie Clodfelter Morris. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.
He was retired co-owner and operator of Star Cleaners and was a member of First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Anne; son, Robert W. Morris Jr. of Anderson; daughter, Kathy M. Kaminska of Piedmont; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Annie M. Lindsay and Bert M. King, both of Greenville.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

THELMA CAMPBELL
Thelma Louise Patrick Campbell, 83, formerly of Piedmont, wife of Donald Rudolph Campbell, died Monday, January 9, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Mascot, TN, she was a daughter of the late Floyd, Sr. and Zelma Bracken Patrick.
She retired from Cliff’s Produce in Piedmont and was a member of Grove Station Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughter, Donna Brock; brothers, Floyd Patrick, Jr. of Piedmont and Bill Patrick of Simpsonville; and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 12 at the Greenville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with entombment following.

CYNTHIA KELLY THOMPSON
Oct. 1, 1946 – Dec. 28, 2011
Cynthia Kelly Thompson, 65, entered into heaven and into her Savior’s arms on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in Riverside, CA.
Born and raised in Williamston, SC, she was the 8th child born to the late M.L. and Gertrude D. Kelly. She was predeceased by a brother, E. Glenn Kelly of Williamston and a loving Husband, James A. Thompson of 35 years on Nov. 11, 2011; and by a sister-in-law, Betty Kelly of Broussard, LA on December 23, 2011.
Cynthia is survived by daughter Tina Lollis Marburger; one granddaughter; two grandsons of Pelzer; one step-daughter and two step-sons of Riverside, CA; brother Millard Lewis Kelly, Jr. of Broussard, LA; sisters, Margie K. Lathem of Easley, Mary Ann K. Bartodej, Emily K. Butterfield, Elizabeth K. Rogers, Linda K. Raven and Lynne K. Ashley, all of Williamston; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Burial and private interment was held in Riverside, CA. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Calvary Baptist Church.

R.C. HAGOOD, SR.
R.C. Hagood, Sr., 82, of Greenville, died Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late John and Mamie Donald Hagood.
Surviving are daughters, Theresa Downs of Greenville and Mildred Sullivan of Piedmont; sons, R.C. Hagood, Jr. of Greenville, Terry Hagood of Cincinnati, OH, Johnny Hagood, Tony Hagood and Roy Lee Hagood, all of Greenville; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary.

 

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