Obituaries week of 3-7-12



Wynona Etta Burton Craft, 72, of Anderson, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at her home.
Born in Reidsville, NC, she was the daughter of the late Marvin and Lois Apple Fargis. She was a home nurse and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Williamston.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Newton Craft; son, Lester Earl Fargis of Williamston; daughter, Wenonha Lee Reynolds of Virginia; stepchildren, Diane Muncy of Dublin, VA, Duane Cox of Williamston, Chris Cox of Danville, VA, Allen Cox of Dublin, VA, Shirley Jennings, Jerry Craft, Deborah Hammond, Diane Andrews, Dennis Craft and Wade Craft, all of Anderson; five grandchildren; 21 step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and 18 step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel. Memorials may be made to Anderson Free Clinic, 1404 North Fant St., Anderson, SC 29621.

Aubrey Arnett Rogers, 77, of Pelzer, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home.
Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Furman and Lee Mullikin Rogers. He was retired from the Milliken Co., a Baptist, and a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are brothers, Larry Rogers and Derrill Rogers, both of Pelzer; and sister, Wilda Turner of Williamston.
The family will be at 689 Rogers Rd., Pelzer.
Graveside services were held Friday, March 2 at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jimmy Wade Woodell, 64, of Pelzer, husband of Jessie Lee Hammonds Woodell, died February 27, 2012 at his home.
Born in Whiteville, NC, he was a son of the late Wade and Carleen Carol Woodell. He was retired from Fluor, was a member of Independence Baptist in Crouse, NC and was an Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife of the home; step-daughter, Angela Guill of Bessemer City, NC; step-son, James Edward Self of the Dominican Republic; sisters, Linda Bradshaw of Whiteville, NC, Brenda Woodell of Lake Wacamaw, NC; two adopted grandchildren; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Frankie Watson, 75, of Belton, husband of Linda Ann Blanton Watson, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at his home.
Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late John and Maggie Crawford Watson. He retired from Blair Mill in Belton and was a member of the Pelzer Church of God.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Randy Watson of Honea Path, Charles Watson of Belton, and Terry Watson of Simpsonville; daughter, Caroline Vaughn of Williamston; sister, Alma Jean Coker of Belton; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 2 in the Chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Burial followed at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Pelzer Church of God, P. O. Box 276, Pelzer, SC 29669.

Doris Darlene Rogers Hughes, of Marietta, died March 1, 2012.
Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of Lora Lee Hughes of Marietta and the late William Edward Hughes.
Surviving are her daughter, Lora Darlene Rogers of Piedmont; one grandson; mother, Lora Lee Hughes; one brother and three sisters, Randall Lee Hughes of Greenville, Charlotte Floyd of Marietta, Linda Hickum of Greenville, and Sandra Palmer of Oak Island, NC.
Memorial service was held Saturday, March 3 at New Life Baptist Church, Greenville.
Donations may be made to Open Arms Hospice, Cancer Society of Greenville.

Curtis A. Veal, Sr. of Royston, GA, died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA.
He was the son of the late James Moten Veal and the late Catherine Sullivan Veal. Born in Canton, GA, he was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Imogene King Veal and later by Frances Smith Veal.
He is survived by daughters, Bonnie Day along with her four children, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, all of West Pelzer, Julia Hoadley of Seneca; and son, Curtis Veal, Jr. of Bowman, GA.
He was a former Georgia State Trooper and chief tax appraiser for Stephens County, GA.
Funeral services were held March 2 at the Bowman Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery of Bowman, GA.

James Donald “Donnie” Elrod, 63, of Williamston died Friday, March 2, 2012 at his home.
He was a son of the late Ben and Hattie Ann Dodgens Elrod.
Surviving are his sister, Sara Elrod and brother, Jay Elrod.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mary Catherine Bowling, 85, of Greenville, widow of Robert G. Bowling, Sr., died Thursday, March 1, 2012.
Born in Greenville, daughter of Willie and Catherine Hollis, she retired from West Cliff Elementary School. She was a member of Woodside Church of God.
Surviving are children, Jerry M. Hollis of Augusta, Ga, Robert G. Bowling, Jr. of Easley, Rilla B. Hanks of West Palm Beach, FL, Brenda R. Zapata of Fountain Inn, David H. Bowling of Greenville, Dennis P. Bowling of Greenville, Terry S. Bowling of Greenville, and Chad A. Bowling of Piedmont; brother Edwin Hollis of Piedmont; sister, Molly Christian of Atlanta; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held March 5 at Woodside Church of God. Burial followed at Graceland Cemetery, West.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Stephen Keith Andrews, 54, of Williamston, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Anmed Health Medical Center.
Born in Williamston, he was a son of the late Harold Belton and Emma Sylvania Smith Andrews. He was formerly employed with Cushman Mill and a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church.
Surviving is his sister, Carolyn Rodgers.
No services are planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greenville Humane Society, 305 Airport Road, Greenville, SC 29607.

Alton Stephen Reid, 73, husband of Frances Davidson Reid, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at his home.
Born in Piedmont, he was the son of the late George McDuffie and Nancy Callaham Reid.
He served in the Navy and retired from Amoco Performance Products. He was a former Anderson County District 1 School Board Member and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Piedmont.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Stephanie “Pepe” Reid of Easley, Lisa Durham Bennett of Simpsonville and Dianne Durham Smith of Mill Springs, NC; two sons, William Chadwick “Chad” Reid of Powdersville and John David Durham, Jr. of Piedmont; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Lucille Reid Bowers and Jo Lynn Reid Bagwell.
Funeral service was held March 7 at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to ITOR, Attention: Jane McClain, 900 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.

Funeral services for Pearlie Mae Moore Hutley, daughter of the late John and Junie Moore, and widow of Solomon Hutley, were held March 4, 2012 at Brown Funeral Home, Greenville.
Surviving are a daughter, Annie White of Greenville; sisters, Dorothy Hunt of Boston, MA, Earleen Hunt of Charlotte, NC, Betty Logan of Greenville, and Carolyn McNeil of Piedmont; brother, Robert Moore of Chesapeake, NC; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

William “Bill” Charles Dees, 72, of Piedmont, husband of Faye Brown Dees, died Sunday, March 4, 2012.
Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late William D. and Edna Fincher Dees.
He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the Greenville City Police Department. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are, two daughters, Sherry Dees Miller and Angie Dees Groppe, both of Piedmont; sister, Martha Dees Carroll of Easley; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held March 7 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Burial followed in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 135 Reid Bagwell Road, Piedmont, SC 29673.

Jack Fred Couch, Jr., 65, of Piedmont, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Laurens County, he was the son of Gracie Kernell Couch of Woodruff and the late Jack Fred Couch Sr.
He was a truck driver and member of Choice Hills Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mary Ann Henry Couch of the home; son, Jack Fred Couch III of Michigan; three daughters, Kelly Jean Smith of Tennessee, Jayme Lynn Cottongim of Michigan and Lora Jo Cernuto of Michigan; two step-sons, Darrell Cooper of Travelers Rest and Bruce Cooper of Greer; three step-daughters, Betty Carol Willard of Greenville, Rebecca Henson of Piedmont and Jeanie Mills of Greenville; one sister, Jean Wallanse of Michigan; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held March 7 at Forest Hills Funeral Home, Stribling Memorial Chapel.
Interment followed in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Choice Hills Baptist Church, 3910 Old Buncombe Road, Greenville, SC 29609.

Bobbie Finley Carnes, 71, of Iva, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. She was born in Liberty to the late Devoe and Myrtie T. Finley.
She was a member of First Creek Baptist Church. She retired from Orian Rugs in Anderson.
Surviving are two daughters, Cindy McNeely of Piedmont and Tammy Stone of Greenville; brother, Rev. Doyle Finley of Liberty; sister, Carolyn Finley of Greenville; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were held March 7 in the First Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Rainey Hospice House, 1835 Rogers Rd., Anderson, SC 29621.

William Thomas Heatherly, 72, of Williamston, died March 3, 2012 at his home.
Born in Greenville, he was the son of Mary Louise Garrett and the late Thomas Haud. He was the spouse to Jane Heatherly, retired from Cushman Mill and attended Dry Oak Assembly of God.
He is survived by sons, Danny and Bobby Heatherly; brother, James ‘Red’ Heatherly; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. at Beech Springs Baptist Church on Thursday, March 8.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Lucille Reid Bowers, 95, widow of Fred Bowers, formerly of Greer, died Monday, March 5, 2012 at The Sterling House.
Born in Piedmont, she was the daughter of the late George McDuffie and Nancy Callaham Reid.
She was a homemaker and a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Greer.
Surviving are a sister, Jo Lynn Reid Bagwell.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 8 at 3 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Brenda Jean Burkett, 64, of Piedmont, died March 5, 2012 at her home.
She was born in South Charleston, WV.
Surviving are her children, Jerome Harvey Burkett of Easley, Paul David Burkett of Anderson, Vera ‘Sissi’ Leopard of Liberty; one stepson, Michael Anthony Burkett of Liberty; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 9 at Laurel Baptist Church, Laurens Road, Greenville.
The family will receive friends and relatives following the service at 318 Shirley Rd., Piedmont, SC 29673.

Earnestine Tribble Holland, 76, wife of Andy “AJ” Holland , of Belton, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Hospice of the Upstate.
Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Calhoun and Sadie Wilson Tribble. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Williamston.
Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are, son, Michael Holland of the home; brothers, Carroll Tribble and William Tribble, both of Belton; sisters, Sandra Tucker of Williamston, Betty Robins and Ruby McMinn, both of Anderson.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cox Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church of Williamston.