Obituaries week of 8-8-12



PELZER – Frances Browning Martin, 82, of 740 Cherokee Rd., widow of C.L. Martin, died Wednesday, August 01, 2012 at Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Walter L. Browning, Sr. and Edith Rhodes Browning. She was retired from Saco Lowell and a member of White Plains Baptist Church.
Surviving are daughter, Barbara Elaine Cain and (Brent) of Pickens; sons, Keith Randall Martin and (Cathy), Steven Quay Martin and (Jean), all of Piedmont, Jonathan Richard Martin of Pelzer; brother, W.L. Browning, Jr. and (Dot) of Piedmont; sisters, Barbara Sitton and Betty Sue Pressley and (Gene), all of Piedmont, Addie Lou Jones of Raleigh, NC; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Browning and a brother, Joshua Mac Browning.
Visitation was held 3-4 pm Saturday, August 4, 2012 at White Plains Baptist Church. Services followed at 4pm in the church with Rev. Mark Spearman officiating. Burial was in Beaverdam Baptist Church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to White Plains Baptist Church, 1435 Easley Hwy., Pelzer, SC 29669.
The family members will be at their respective homes.
Gray Mortuary, Pelzer


WILLIAMSTON—Carl Delus Robinson, 85, of 131 Williamston Court, widower of Pauline McCall Robinson, died Saturday, August 4, 2012, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

He was the son of the late Pinyun and Nevada Carlton Robinson.  Retired from The Kendall Mill, he was a member of the Williamston Church of God and the Pelzer Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his daughter, Regina Morgan of Williamston; and two grandchildren, Candice Morgan (Thomas Corey) Cherry and Richard Todd (Michelle Lea) Morgan.

Carl was predeceased by his wife, Mary Lee Gowan Robinson; his step-mother, Lizzie Robinson; his son, Roger Dale Robinson; and a brother, Bud Robinson.

Visitation was held 1:30-3:00 p.m. Monday at Williamston Church of God.  Services were at the church Monday at 3:00 p.m. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family is at the home of his daughter, 121 Lakeview Drive, Williamston.



WILLIAMSTON – Beatrice Loyd Campbell, 69, of 1204 Anderson Drive, wife of Terry Campbell, died Thursday, August 2, 2012, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Belton, she was a daughter of the late Guy Loyd and Vera Crawford Loyd.  She was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Greg Cole, of Williamston; son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Christy Campbell, of Williamston; sister, Kathleen Craft, of Belton; and grandchildren, Kendall and Lee Cole.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2012, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2012, at the funeral home chapel with Mr. Lee Cole officiating.  Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson.

The family is at the residence.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Anderson County Meals on Wheels, P. O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622.



Clyde Gary Hardy, 79, husband of Norma Singleton Hardy, died Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Diamond Health and Rehab of Simpsonville.

He was born in Anderson to the late Harley Clyde Hardy and Olive Frances Thompson Hardy. He was retired from W.R. Grace and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Standing Springs Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Norman Hardy, of SC and Dale Hardy of CA; one daughter, Dawn Gray of TX; one sister, Lety Foster of TX; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Wednesday at Standing Springs Baptist Church. Burial followed at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Standing Springs Senior Adults, 1111 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.


Rita Fay Crenshaw Adams, 41, of Greer, died August 3, 2012 at McCall Hospice House of Greenville.

Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of Edward “Ed” E. Crenshaw of Piedmont and Mary Lee Solesbee Crenshaw of Taylors. She was a homemaker and a member of Greer Church of God of Prophecy.

Surviving also are her husband, Richard D. Adams of the home; three daughters, Priscilla Adams of Greer, Stephanie Adams of Lyman and Emily Adams of the home; two brothers, Eddie Crenshaw of Taylors and Kenneth Crenshaw of Travelers Rest; and one grandson.

Funeral services were held Monday at The Wood Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.


Nashville – Stephen Hill, a gospel singer and songwriter who regularly appeared in Bill & Gloria Gaither’s popular 
Homecoming series of videos, CDs and concerts, died Sunday, Aug. 5, after a massive heart attack. He was 55. Hill grew up on Moody Lane in Piedmont (Grove Station Community) and graduated from Woodmont High. He sang with the Gaithers prior to launching a solo career and still appeared frequently in their homecoming events.

Hill was in Lumberton, N.C. for a concert at Antioch Baptist Church, when he suffered the attack. He performed Aug. 3, during the 
Gospel Legends Reunion at Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

News of Hill’s death spread quickly Sunday evening through a shocked community of friends and musicians.

Stephen was an incredible, gentle man whose presence filled a room, posted gospel singer Sheri Easter on her Twitter account. Multi-instrumentalist Rebekah Long posted on Facebook, 
What a great and passionate, loving soul we have lost.

Raised in upstate South Carolina, Hill was known to audiences for his powerful and versatile tenor voice, and to friends as a man of kindness and humor whose favorite quotes came from sources as disparate as Andy Griffith, Ernest Hemingway, Jesus Christ, General Stonewall Jackson and the character of Carl Childers from the movie 
Sling Blade.

Over three decades in music, he collaborated with notables including Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Vern Gosdin, Charlie Louvin, Dottie Rambo, Sam Moore, Marie Osmond and Nancy Sinatra.

Three days prior to his death, Hill went online and wrote of his own faith, 
We can’t judge, and that’s hard. Loving people doesn’t mean changing them. That’s even harder. I hope He gives me a break when I see Him face to face. I also hope that He forgives the mistakes I make in my zeal. Love and forgiveness.

Hill is survived by wife Kathy Hill and children Melody, Miriam and Caleb.


Daniel Alan Wigington, 39, of Piedmont, husband of Tashia Walker Wigington, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at his home.

Born in Greenville County, he was a son of Judy Wigington-Hedden and the late Charles Richey Wigington. He was employed with Tri County Rental of Easley and was a machinist with Rockwell Automation. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Lucile Rose Wigington of the home; brothers, Paul Wigington and Ben Wigington, both of Piedmont; and step-father, Bob Hedden.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Let There Be Mom, 407 Parker Ivey Dr., Greenville, SC 29607.


Ressie Reeves Patterson, 89, of Piedmont, widow of Edgar T. Patterson, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

Born in Piedmont, she was a daughter of Harvey Richard and Bessie Gilstrap Reeves. She was a retired dental assistant for Dr. John Groce and was a member of Piedmont First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Retired Circuit Judge Larry R. “Choppy” Patterson of Greenville; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Roxie Reeves Aiken of Greenville.

A private graveside service will be held at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Shepherd’s Care, 2100 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29609.


Margaret Helen Cannon Moon, 90, widow of Joseph Carroll Moon, died August 7, 2012 at The Cottages at Brushy Creek.

A native of Greer, daughter of the late Noah Marvin and Sarah Jane Finch Cannon, she was a retired employee of Piedmont Shirt and a member of Greer Church of God.

Surviving are four daughters, Curtys Jean Barbare of Greer, Sarah Ann Howard of Landrum, Ginger Rebecca Evans of Wellford and Adrienne Propes of Piedmont; one son, Joe Marvin Moon of Greer; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Wood Mortuary. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Wood Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to The Cottages at Brushy Creek, 101 Cottage Creek Circle, Greer, SC 29650.