Obituaries Week of Jan. 16, 2013



Terry Ray Martin Austin, 59, died Monday, December 31, 2012.
Graveside services were held Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery.

Lucille F. Rosenthal “Ma Lulu,” 77, of the Belle Terre Community in Piedmont, wife of Robert Rosenthal, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013.
Born in Falconer, NY, she was a daughter of the late Phillip Fonti, Sr. and Grace Provenzano Fonti.
She retired from BB&T and was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by children, Linda Lewis, Robert Rosenthal, Daniel Rosenthal, Jeffrey Rosenthal, and Laurie Haramut; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was held January 11 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Douglas Alvin Shepherd of Pelzer, died Monday, January 7, 2013.
He was born in Asheville, NC to the late Charles and Agnes Shepherd.
In addition to his wife, Gail; he is survived by his son, Alan Shepherd; two step children, Jame Starnes and Eric Reedy; 13 grandchildren; and six brothers and sisters, Clyde Shepherd, Louise Styles, Harold Shepherd, Carolyn Harris, Louis Shepherd, and Steve Shepherd.
A memorial service was held Sunday, January 13 at Waycross Baptist Church in Pelzer.

W.A. “Bill” Page, 49, of Piedmont, husband of Dorothy Ann Queen Page, died Friday, January 11, 2013 at his home.
Born in Pelzer, he was a son of the late William Artis and Lou Ellen Crawford Page.  He was formerly employed with Piedmont Landscaping.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are daughters, Holly Page and Darla Page Belford, both of Pelzer; sisters, Shelia Page Bannister of Easley, Karen Richardson of Piedmont, Irene Nix of Anderson; brother, Ralph Gunnells of North Augusta; two grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, January 15 at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Pelzer.

Cora Lee McAdams Hughey, 87, of Piedmont, widow of Jim Hughey, died Friday, January 11, 2013 at McCall Hospice House.
Born in Piedmont, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Aurie Gilstrap McAdams.  She was a homemaker.
Surviving are daughter, Cindy Erexson and son, Steve Hughey, both of Piedmont; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
She is the last member of her immediate family.
The funeral service was held Sunday, January 13 at Piedmont Presbyterian Church with interment in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Piedmont Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 422, Piedmont, SC 29673.

Adger Lee Henderson, 67, of Belton, died Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late John Chesley and Cora Smith Henderson.  He retired from the SC DOT and was a Baptist.
He is survived by his fiancée, Jo Ann Smith; sisters, Betty Armstrong of Belton, Vera Davis, Mildred Boyce and Thelma Taylor, all of Pelzer; and brother, Ed Henderson of Myrtle Beach.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 13 at the funeral home chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Entombment followed at the Greenville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Oregonian by choice …
Carlton McDuffie Owen was born the 9th child among 10 siblings in rural South Carolina on December 1, 1928. In his own words, he “plowed a mule named Mandy” until he was 21 years old. However, to the bemusement of his family, he also became a voracious reader and follower of politics while he grew up.
He read the Congressional Record regularly. He supported Henry Wallace for President in 1948 and served on Wallace’s Progressive Party Platform Committee. Carlton loved a good debate and brought speakers like Paul Robeson to the University of South Carolina, while segregation was still the norm. He observed the creation of the United Nations, participated in the Peace Movement before it really was one and was a war-time Conscientious Objector during the 1950’s. With his dog, Bee, he walked, hitchhiked, and rode the rails from South Carolina to Seattle.
Along the way he began his life as a book collector and book seller. For over 50 years he operated a second hand and rare book business as “McDuffie’s Old Books & Pictures.” He did business mostly by mail-order, but also had brief experiences with shop-keeping in Scottsdale, AZ, Bellevue, WA, Spokane, WA, and Portland, OR.
Carlton loved to read and he loved to talk. He followed U.S. politics assiduously, and read political and historical biography with fervor, although he enjoyed a good mystery now and then as well. He loved music (Gustav Mahler and Ralph Vaughn Williams,) bird-watching and wave-watching at the Oregon Coast.
Alzheimer’s disease robbed him of the things he loved most over the last 15 years of his life, but it was pneumonia that gave him the final blow on January 8, 2013. Carlton is survived by his wife, Berniece Campbell Owen, two daughters, Sophie Owen Rich, and India Genevieve Owen. Sophie lives in San Francisco with husband, Michael Rich, and Carlton’s three grandchildren, Samantha Rich, Max Rich, and Madeline Rich. India lives in Washington, D.C. with her mother, Mary Jane Owen, and husband, Cido Machado.
Carlton and Berniece moved to McMinnville, Oregon, in 2009 when he needed more care than she could give him at home. He lived at Wynwood of McMinnville in the memory care unit. Berniece extends heartfelt thanks to the staff and care-givers at Wynwood for their warm and excellent care.

Wayne E. Shuler, 69, of Piedmont S.C., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in a Greenville, S.C., hospital.
A native of Bryson City , NC he was the son of the late Lawson and Hyacienth Huffsettler Shuler. He was the owner and operator of Highway 20 Market in Piedmont.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Talmadge Shuler; three sisters, Wanda Lee Shuler, Moeina Welch and Elithia Roseman.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Charlotte Shuler; four children, Marsha Sadler and husband Shawn of California, Heavenly Doolittle and husband Lee of Belton, S.C., Lemuel Wayne Shuler and wife Stacie of Belton, S.C., and Holly Eaton and husband David of Williamston, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Peggy and Blondina Shuler, both of Bryson City; and four brothers, Tommy, Vaughn, and L.D. Shuler, all of Bryson City, and Wade Shuler of Mount Holly.
Funeral services were at Crisp Funeral Home. Rev. Matt Shuler officiated, with burial in Swain Memorial Park.
The family will have a Memorial service, for those who were unable to make that trip, on Thursday January, 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m at Piedmont United Methodist, 31 Main st, Piedmont, SC .
Rev. Justin Gilreath will officiate.

James “Jimmy” Garvin Pridmore, Jr., 66, of Pelzer, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA.
Born in Pelzer, he was a son of the late James Garvin, Sr., and Katherine Culbertson Pridmore. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Carolina Material Handling.
Surviving are sons, Michael Todd Pridmore and James Gregory Pridmore, both of Williamston; brothers, F. Leon Autrey of Taylors and Gary “Garbo” Pridmore of Pelzer; and sister, Edith P. Lomax of Pendleton.
Memorial services were held Monday, January 14 at the Chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.

Jeffery Stokes Burgin, 48, of Piedmont, died January 10, 2013.
Born in Greenville County, he is a son of Brenda Stokes Burgin of the home and the late Champ H. Burgin and a US Army Veteran.
Surviving are his step-father, James M. Hill of the home; and sister, Karen H. Davenport of Donalds.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at The Wood Mortuary Chapel.

Edna Couch Grice Queen, 93, died Thursday, January 10, 2013.
Born in Richland County, she was the daughter of the late George David and Carrie Smith Couch.
She retired from Woodside mill and was a member of Woodside Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis Grice of Piedmont and Darrell Grice of Simpsonville; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Sue Floyd, Jane Queen and Fay Phillips, all of Greenville.
She was predeceased by two husbands, J.H. Grice and Clifford C. Queen.
Funeral service was held Sunday, January 13 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel. Burial followed in Graceland Cemetery, West.
Memorials may be made to Woodside Avenue Baptist Church, 301 Woodside Avenue., Greenville, SC 29611.

Mary Doris Wilson, 85, widow of Douglas G. Wilson, died Thursday, January 10, 2013.
Born in Williamston, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Ida Mae Allen Wilson.
She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Augusta Heights Baptist Church.
Surviving are a sister, Helen Wilson of the home; daughter, Lynn Good of Campobello; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral service was held Monday, January 14 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Burial followed in Springwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Augusta Heights Baptist Church, 3018 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29605.

Larry “Ranger” Junior Raines, 63, of Pelzer, widower of Brenda J. Keeler Raines, died January 12, 2013 at his home.
Born in Tigerville, he was a son of the late Glenn and Maggie Cogburn Raines.  He was a U.S. Marine veteran.
Surviving are daughter, Tracy Large of Pelzer; sons, Greg Gilreath of Piedmont, Jason Raines of Pelzer; sister, Ann Riley of Williamston; brother, Gene Renner of Travelers Rest; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.

John Harmon “Johnny” Woodson, 62, of Belton, husband of Kathryn Elgin Woodson, died Saturday, January 12, 2013 in Tarboro, NC.
Born in Pelzer, he was a son of the late J. D. and Imogene Bagwell Woodson.  He was formerly employed by Thrift Brothers Construction and was a member of Mount Bethel Baptist Church in Belton.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David Woodson of Tarboro, NC; five step-children; sisters, Betty Smith, Mildred LeCroy, Nancy Kernell and Kathy McCuen; brothers, Earl Woodson and Eddie Woodson ; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday, January 19 at Gray Mortuary Chapel, Pelzer. Burial will be held at a later date in Tarboro, NC.
Memorials may be made to Mount Bethel  Baptist Church, 2603 Due West Highway, Belton, SC 29627.