Obituaries Week of Sept. 5, 2012


Obituaries Week of Sept. 5, 2012


Bobbie Jean Brown Smith-Stewart, 67, wife of Rufus Stewart of Pauline, died Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Union, daughter of the late Ernest and Ava Webber Brown O’Shields.
She was employed with Pediatric Services of America and was a member of Putman Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Deborah Southard; brother, Gary Brown of Powdersville; three grandchildren; one step-daughter, Wanda Stewart of Roebuck; and one stepson, Randy Stewart of Pauline.
Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at Putman Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Putman Baptist Church, 3692 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Buffalo, SC 29353.

Clara Moore Brown Harrison, 95, wife of the late James R. Harrison, Sr., of Abbeville, died Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Abbeville Area Medical Center.
She is survived by two sons; James R. “Jimmy” Harrison  of Pelzer and Phillip Harrison of Yonkers, NY; two daughters, Joyce Cann  and Bobbie Arnold,  both of Abbeville; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Sharon United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions, in memory of Mrs. Harrison, may be sent to the Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 246 Sharon Church Rd., Abbeville, SC 29620.


WILLIAMSTON – Randall “Randy” Dennis Dove, Sr., 58, of 610 Williams Street, died Saturday, September 1, 2012, at his home.
Born in Anderson County, he was the son of Joyce Paris Dove Valentine, of the home, and the late Melvin Darby Dove.  A U. S. Army veteran, he was a former driver for Servistar.  He was a member of American Legion Post 121 in Williamston, was an avid Clemson fan, and was a Baptist.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by sons, Randall Dennis Dove, Jr., of Kauai Island, HI, and Daniel Collins Dove, of Anderson; grandson, Keegan Drake Dove; sisters, Debbie Dove Streetman, of Williamston, and Donna Dove Thrall (Richard), of Ruffin, NC; half-brother, Neil Patrick Dove, of Rock Hill; and special nephew, Gaige Hollis Sherman.
He was predeceased by his stepfather, William R. Valentine, Jr.; brother, Ronnie Dove; and brother-in-law, Gary Streetman.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Anderson.
The family is at the home of a sister, Debbie Dove Streetman, 105 Lee Drive, Williamston.
Memorials may be made to the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, 4605 Belton Highway, Anderson, SC 29621.
Gray Mortuary, Pelzer is in charge.


John Thomas Johnston, 53, of Greenville, died Thursday, August 30, 2012.
Born in Pickens County, the son of Mary Littleton Johnston Waters of Easley and the late Thomas Hampton Johnston, he retired from the textile industry and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two daughters, Kristy J. Leopard of Powdersville, and Angie Johnston of the home; a stepdaughter, April Cummings of Greenville; and two sisters, Linda Alexander of Easley and Wanda Carlisle of Atlanta.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial followed in Norris Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the John Thomas Johnston Memorial Fund, c/o Robinson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 387, Easley, SC 29641.


John “J.L.” Gleaton, widower of Delores Williams Gleaton,  died Thursday, August 30, 2012.
Born in Orangeburg County, he was a son of the late Jessie James Gleaton and Lily Mae Chavis Gleaton.
He was a farmer and was of the Pentecostal Faith.
Survivors include daughters, Helen Bruner of Denmark, Shirley Baker of Clarks Hill, Nevalin Davis of Blackville, Ann Pernell of Blackville, Laura Hambright of Blacksburg; sons, John Gleaton of Denmark, Jerry Gleaton of Williamston, Jimmy Gleaton of Blackville, adopted son, Norman Williams of Blackville; sister, Inez G. Williams of Williston and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 2 in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, burial followed in the Springfield Cemetery.

PELZER – Dorothy “Dot” Jones Lockaby, 79, of 147 Lockaby Road, widow of Cecil Edward Lockaby, Sr., died Saturday, September 1, 2012, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Tommie Martin Jones.  She retired from Milliken and Company, Cushman Plant, and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pelzer.
Surviving are son, Cecil Edward “Eddie” Lockaby, Jr. (Darlene), of Pelzer; sisters, Martha Vinson (Billy), of Pelzer, Malinda Allison (Donnie), of Piedmont, and Libby Ford, of Belton; brother, Billy Jones, of Pelzer; granddaughters, Andrea Alberson (Lee) and Stacie Turner (Stephen); and great-grandchildren, Hagan and Clay Alberson, and Kaleigh and Jacob Turner.
She was predeceased by a son, Donnie Lee Lockaby; and brothers, Thomas and J. B. Jones.
Visitation was 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, September 3, 2012, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.  Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the residence.

Jimmie Marvin Boiter, 79, husband of Marva June Trotter Boiter, of Williamston, died Monday, September 3, 2012 at his home.
Born in Tucapau, he was a son of the late James Marvin and Nancy McKinney Boiter.  He retired from AT&T and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Williamston.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are children, Angela Boiter NeSmith of Appleton, WI, Jimmy M. Boiter, Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Stephanie Boiter Haynes of Goose Creek; four grandchildren;  sisters, Ann Boiter and Jean Boiter, both of Charlotte, NC.
Funeral services were held Sept. 5 in the funeral home chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
Entombment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Anderson.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 477, Williamston, SC 29697 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd., Anderson, SC 29621.

Kimberly Kay Hawkins, 43, of Piedmont, wife of Allan Hawkins, died August 30, 2012.
She was the daughter of James Bolt and Kathryn Huff Crider.
She was a member of the Augusta Road Methodist Church.
Surviving are her daughters, Tosha Anthony, Sheneeda Bolt, Amber Raines, and BreAnne Hawkins, all of Greenville; one son, Gregory Tanner, one brother, Richard Bolt; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Wednesday in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

WILLIAMSTON – Charles Edwin Jones, 80, of 14 McDonald Avenue, died Monday, September 3, 2012, at AnMed Health Medical Center.
Born in Pelzer, he was the son of the late Russell J. and Ollie Sutherland Jones.  A veteran of the U. S. Navy, he was a former employee of Virginia Chemicals.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret McGill Jones of North Pointe Assisted Living in Anderson; three sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Cryptside services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2012, at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Anderson.
-Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

James Clayton Burgess died on Friday, August 31, 2012.
Mr. Burgess was born June 27, 1953 in Greenville County to Dorothy Jones Burgess and the late Andrew Wshington Burgess Sr.
Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Taylor Burgess; four brothers and four sisters.
Memorial services were held 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fletcher Funeral Service.

Mattie Lousia Gibbs, 82, widow of Clifton D. Gibbs of Honea Path, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at Hospice of the Upstate.
Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Josh and Sis Johnson Mitchell. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Surviving are son, Barney E. Gibbs of the home; brother, Johnny Mitchell of Pelzer; sister, Helen Jones of Honea Path.
Graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. Burial will follow.

Evelyn Irene Cox, 58, of Crockett, TX, died Saturday, September 1, 2012 at her home.
She was born in Columbia, the daughter of the late Hugh and Amanda Conwell.
Surviving are her husband, Donald Ray Cox of Dallas; two sons, Jay Brown of Taylors and Jonathan Brown of Piedmont; one granddaughter; two brothers, Randall Conwell of Woodruff and Alan Conwell of Duncan; sister, Debbie Sloan of Taylors.
Memorial services will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 9.