Obituaries Week of Oct. 31, 2012



PELZER – Gerald Dean Fountain, 76, of 206 Whitten Rd., husband of Dora Lee Fricks Fountain, died October 24, 2012 at his home.
Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Thomas Howard and Christine Turner Fountain.  He was retired from the Greenville County Courthouse, a member of Eastview Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and a U.S. Navy veteran.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are son, Tony Fountain of Rock Hill; daughter, Tina Reeves (Casey) of West Pelzer; grandchildren, Evan and Dakota Reeves; sisters, Betty Escoe of Pickens and Shirley Patterson of Pelzer; brother, Jack Fountain of Pelzer.
Visitation was from 6:00-8:30 pm on Friday, October 26, 2012 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Eastview Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Fuller and James Ellenburg officiating.
Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eastview Baptist Church, 120 Eastview Rd., Pelzer, SC 29669.
The family is at the home.

Kathleen Augusta McDaniel, 75, formerly of Greenville, died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville.
Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late William and Nettie Henderson Babb.
Surviving are daughters, Donna Henry, Shirley McDaniel, and Carolyn Black, all of Greenville; step-daughter, Marilyn Lindsey of Simpsonville; son, Danny Babb of the home; step-sons, Jason McDaniel and Clint McDaniel, both of Piedmont; sisters, Patsy Ann McCrary and Florence Dial, both of Greenville and Bernice Jones of NY; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday at Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary. Burial followed in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Betty Jean “Granny” Nichols Collins, 80, of Pendleton, widow of Earl Clinton Collins died Saturday, October 27, 2012 at her home.
Born in Clinton she was a daughter of the late Roy and Eleanor Arnold Nichols. She was a cook at Waffle King in Pendleton and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, Bill Collins of Abbeville and Leon Collins of Anderson; daughter, Betty Ann Pruitt of Pendleton; sister, Mallie Dillman of Williamston; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home with burial in Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 301, Central, SC 29630.

Jackie Sue Sullivan McDowell, 67, of Piedmont, wife of Delano “Jack” McDowell, died Sunday, October 28, 2012, at Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of Beatrice Thurston Sullivan and the late Cecil Edward Sullivan. She was formerly employed by Michelin Tire Company.
In addition to her husband of the home, she is survived by her mother of Piedmont; daughters, Lynn Tallent of Fountain Inn, and Pamela Leeson of Morganton, NC; stepsons Todd McDowell of Belton, and Travis McDowell of Pelzer; stepdaughters, Tena Golden of Anderson, and Tonya Phillips of Easley; siblings, Larry Thurston, Ann Hamby, and Gary Sullivan, all of Piedmont, and Allen Sullivan of Townville; fourteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Tuesday. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Cleda Faye Coward Mullins, 58, of Belton, wife of Coy Mullins, died Thursday, October 25, 2012.
Born in Knoxville, TN, she was a daughter of the late Carl Kenneth, Sr. and Elsie Arizona Williams Coward.  She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Shoals Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are sons, Amon Ray Coward of Greenville; son, Sonny Allen Cole, Sr. of Taylors; daughter, Crystal Star Dickerson; two sisters of Belton; two brothers; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 28 in the funeral home chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
Burial followed in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Anderson.

Wilma Helen Robinson Mann, 74, wife of Donald Gene Mann of Greenville, died Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mittie A. Heaton Robinson. She was a homemaker and a member of Tanglewood Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband Donald of the home; son, Donney W. Mann of Anderson; daughters, Donna Mann McGowan of Clinton and Kathy M. Cobb of Powdersville; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Ruth Bryant of Greenville; and brother, B.F. Robinson of Dacusville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens. Burial followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Viola Angeline Aiken Waldrop, 96, widow of Furman Waldrop of Pickens, died Sunday, October 28, 2012.
She was born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Will and Mary Lou Simpson Aiken. She was retired from Sangamo Electric in Pickens and was a Baptist.
Surviving are daughters, Mary Helen Gilstrap of Pickens, Betty Jo Ashworth of Simpsonville, and Phyllis McKinney of Pickens; sons, Bud Waldrop of Pickens, Harold Waldrop of Greenville, and Charlie Waldrop of Liberty; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; three great-great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Willie Aiken and Wyatt Aiken, both of Williamston; and a sister, Frances James of Easley.
Graveside service was held Tuesday, October 30 at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 430 Roper Mountain Road, Suite E, Greenville, SC 29615.

Lydia Elizabeth Vaughn Holcombe, 90, of Windsor House, Greenville, widow of John Willis Holcombe, died Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Born in Greenville County, she was the daughter of the late Marshall Finley and Mamie Green Vaughn.
She was retired from the Retail industry and was a member of Overbrook Baptist Church.
She is survived by a brother, Harry J. Vaughn of Greenville; two daughters, Teresa Lagares of Greenville and Libby Summey of Williamston; three sons, John Holcombe, Jr. of Gray Court, Charles M. Holcombe of Greenville and Steven R. Holcombe of Seoul, S. Korea; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, November 1 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Remembrance Chapel at Woodlawn Memorial Park, with entombment following.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 701 Grove Road, #3, Greenville, SC 29605.

Kenneth Joe Cox, Sr., 75, died October 29, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late J.C. and Sarah Foster Cox.
Surviving are daughters, Agnes Wood of Piedmont, Karen Michelle Jones of Greenville, and Jacqueline Wesley of Travelers Rest; sons, Mark Cox of Piedmont, Donnie Burnside, Kenneth Joe Cox, Jr., and Glen Cox, all of Greenville; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary with burial in North Greenville UMC Cemetery.