Obituaries week of 4-4-12



John Brock, 61, of Pelzer, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at his home. He was the son of the late Essie Mae Brock Coleman.
Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Brock; daughters, Angela Brock of Pelzer, Katrice Seawright of Piedmont, and Lakeisha Brock of Simpsonville; son, William Brock of Simpsonville; sisters, Bobbie Henry, Linda Wright, and Kim Miller, all of Greenville, Brenda Copeland of Piedmont, and Teresa Duck of Mauldin; brother, L.C. Coleman of Greenville; and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Friday at Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary.

Barry “B.B.: Simpson Bishop, 71, husband of Marilyn Jeanette McGarity Bishop, of Abbeville, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at his home.
Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Simpson George Bishop and Ruth Bishop. He retired as a truck driver and was a member of Carswell Baptist Church.
He is survived by a son, Barry D. Bishop of Greer; sister, Elizabeth Anne Bishop Swords of Williamston; a nephew raised in the home, Boyd McGarity; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held March 31 at Carswell Baptist Church. Burial of his ashes followed at the Carswell Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Carswell Baptist Church Senior Class, 4301 Flat Rock Road, Iva, SC 29655.

PELZER—Carolyn Lucille Chapman LaBoone, 83, widow of James Donald LaBoone, formerly of 190 Joe Black Road, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Laurel Bay Nursing Home.
Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Lee and Blanche Ellison Chapman.  She worked as a bookkeeper at Belk Simpson for twenty-five years and as clerk for the Town of Pelzer for twenty-five years.  She was a member of W. Pelzer Baptist Church and the Pelzer Lions Club.
She is survived by her sons Robert L. “Bobby” LaBoone and his wife Susan of Pelzer, Danny C. LaBoone and his wife Beverly of Acworth, GA; six grandchildren Carlye, Bailey, Jena, and Coulter LaBoone, Ben, Shannon, and Brian Wood.
She was predeceased by her brother Jimmy Chapman.
Visitation was held 12:30-2:00 p.m. Wednesday at W. Pelzer Baptist Church.  Funeral services followed at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. Randall Smith officiating.  Burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
The family is at their respective homes.

PIEDMONT—Thomas “Tom” Franklin Hollingsworth, 72, of 1603 Hwy 86, husband of Peggy Hornsby Hollingsworth, died Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Born in Greenville County, he was a son of Ines “Mamie” Virginia Butts Hollingsworth and the late Benjamin Franklin Hollingsworth.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force and attended Life Pentecostal Church in Piedmont.  He was a loving son, husband, father, papa, and brother.
In addition to his wife of the home, he is survived by his mother of Piedmont; four daughters, Tania Pope of Atlanta, GA, Geanie Hollingsworth of Sacramento, CA, Sabrina Waldrop of Charlotte, NC, and Linda Hart of Tampa, FL; three sons, Rocky Hollingsworth of Piedmont, SC, Chad Gangwer and Joe Hollingsworth, both of Greenville, SC; brother Butch Hollingsworth of Westminster, SC; sister Martha Bess Miller of Greer, SC; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Wednesday 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Life Church, Piedmont.  Burial will follow at Dolly Cooper Veterans’ Cemetery.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Society of Greenville County, 113 Mills Ave., Greenville, SC 29605.

GREENVILLE—James “Jim” Marion Richbourg, Sr., widower of  Pauline Milner Richbourg, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012.
Born in Gaffney, SC, on November 1, 1921, he was the son of the late William Allison and Addie Leola McWhorter Richbourg. James received an engineering degree from Clemson University.  He served in World War II as a Lt. Col. in Normandy. He worked as a mechanical engineer with J.D. Hollingsworth, Marshall and Williams and later owned his own business known as Richbourg and Wilson.  He and his brother developed Oak Hill Airpark in Belton.
Surviving are his son James Richbourg, Jr. (wife Becky Cronister); his daughter Anne Richbourg (husband Tim Dickson); step-daughter Judy Ward Davis; step-granddaughter Leslie Jeger; former wife Betty Perry Richbourg; and his three dogs.
He was predeceased by his three brothers, William, Lamar, and Gene Richbourg.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 4,  at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Airpark, 33 Aeronca Road, Belton, SC.  Burial followed at Liberty City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Jerry Michael Reid, 51, of Williamston, died Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Medical University of SC.
Born in Anderson, he was the son of William Lewis and Darlene Martin Reid. He was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is also survived by his sister, Nancy Reid Gresham.
Funeral services were held March 31 at Beaverdam Baptist Church.

Eugenia Mae Mahaffey Canady, 87, of Piedmont died on Saturday, March 31, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Grover and Hattie Ophelia Thompson Mahaffey. She is survived by two sons and a daughter; five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband: Newton Canady. Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home with burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Ark Hospice 101 Grace Drive, Easley, SC 29640

Doyle “D.C.” Bryson, 87, of Belton died Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late L.C. Bryson and the
Ola Moore Bryson.
He was a home builder, contractor, founder of the Anderson Jockey Lot, and a real estate developer. He served during World War II in the U. S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn C. Bryson of the residence; a son, Alton Bryson of Anderson, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service with fullMasonic rites will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday April 4, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial park.
Contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital For Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Earl Webster Martin, 91, husband of Anne Bowyer Martin of Williamston, died Monday, April 2, 2012 at his residence.
Born in Casa Grande, Ariz., he was the son of Homer Martin and Rachel McIver Martin. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII and was a P.O.W. He served the US Air Force in the Korean conflict. He retired in 1980 from Burger King which he opened in 1963.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife of the home; children, Rodney Earl Martin, Nancy Martin, Gale Bowyer, Robert B owyer, Kenneth Bowyer, Hugh  Bowyer.
Following a private family committal service, a memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church Thursday, April 5, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 302 W. Whitner St. Anderson, SC 29624.

Rev. Dr. Willie B. McMahand of Piedont died Friday, March 30, 2012, at  his home. Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Alvin McMahand and Ethel Simpson McMahand.
He was predeceased by his first wife Quenell Wideman McMahand, from this union six children, Aretha M. Sayles, David, Donnie, Willie Jr., Samuel, and Joseph. He was predeceased by his second wife Rev. Hilda Kellam.
Surviving a sister, Geneva Bruno of Newark, NJ; brothers, Alvin Jr. of Los Angeles, CA and Joe Louis of Baltimore, MD; 15 grandchildren, 17 grest grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral Service: Tuesday, at  Flat Rck Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Jay Carlton Craft, 68, died Monday, April 2, 2012 at the AnMed Health Medical Center.
Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Tom  Watson Craft and Gladys Browning Craft. He was retired as a salesman for Palmetto Insurance Company. He was a member of Guthrie Grove Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith.
He is survived by sisters, Annette Stanley and Nancy Clemones, both of Pendleton, and Vallie Ree Durham of Piedmont.
Funeral services will be held at Guthrie Grove Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith on Thurssday, April 5, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Family members will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to  The American Diabetes Association, Upstate Chapter, 525 Grove Road, 3rd Floor, Greenvile, SC 29605.

WILLIAMSTON – Cheryl Delane Caldwell Hannah, 50, of 202 Dacus Drive, wife of Ronny William Hannah, died Friday, March 30, 2012 at Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of Gloria Sargent Caldwell and the late William Whitney Caldwell.
Surviving are her husband of the home; her mother of Williamston; children, Ryan Whitney Caldwell of Williamston and Christopher Chad Caldwell (Heather) of Pelzer; step-children, Julie Jordan of Charlotte, Chris Hannah and Lissa Hannah, both of Anderson; sister, Tami Darby of Belton; brother, Bryan Caldwell (Donna) of Pelzer; grandchildren, Emily Elizabeth Brown of Williamston and Erika Edmondson of Anderson.
Visitation was Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 6-8pm at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
Funeral services were held 2 pm Sunday, April 1, 2012 in the funeral home chapel.  Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson.
The family is at the home of her mother, Gloria Caldwell, 5 Scott Street, Williamston, SC 29697.

PELZER – Jack Hughey Stewart, 80, of 141 Stewart Lake Road, husband of Betty Storay Stewart, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at his home.
Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Carl P. and Leila Allen Stewart.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and retired from the Milliken Plant.  He owned Stewart Fishing Lake in Pelzer, was an avid yard sale visitor, and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Charles Phillips of Williamston; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Jane Stewart of Fort Worth, TX; and granddaughters, Sabrina Phillips and Lisa Kanea.
He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret King; and a brother, James Roy Stewart.
Visitation was 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.  Funeral services followed at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel.  Burial was at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the residence.

PELZER – Marlene “Molly” King-Alexander, 72, of 513 Highway 8 East, wife of Johnny Ray Alexander, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at her home.
Born in Liberty, she was a daughter of the late J. P. and Alma Warren Henderson.  She retired from Sirrine Federal Credit Union and was a member of Eastview Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Robin Starnes and her husband, Mike, of Piedmont, Tammy Boyd and her husband, Bobby, of Spartanburg, and Lisa Posey and her husband, Steve, of Easley; sisters, Shirley Powell, of Pelzer, Jean Smith, of Columbia, and Connie Grice, of Greenville; brothers, Charles Henderson, of Greenville, Gary Henderson, of Pelzer, and Mike Henderson, of Piedmont; thirteen grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Edmund Rayford King; son, Eddie King; and brother, John Paul Henderson.
Visitation will be 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Eastview Baptist Church.  Funeral services will follow at the church at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Charles Fuller officiating.  Burial will be at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the residence.
Gray Mortuary, Pelzer is in charge.