Obituaires Week of May 20, 2015




Kevin Michael “Squatty” Saylors, 34, of Williamston, husband of Lacey Leigh Saylors, died Friday, May 15, 2015.

Born in Anderson, he was a son of Michael Phillip and Becky Scott Saylors and brother of Nicole Saylors, all of Williamston.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by grandparents, Bill and Ruby McClellan, of Williamston, and Lynette Scott, of Belton.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 19 at Big Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed at Big Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.


Violet Brooks Rampey Seeley, 80, of Liberty, died Friday, May 15, 2015 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Six Mile, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Lula Mae Brooks. She was a member of Golden Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Rodney R. Seeley of the home; two daughters, Robin Cox and Kathy Stancil, both of Liberty; sister, Olean Garner of Pelzer; two brothers, Charles Brooks of Greenville, and Tom Brooks of Anderson; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Marion Henry Rampey.

Funeral service was held Monday at Golden Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Golden Creek Baptist Church, Joy Group, 477 Golden Creek Road, Liberty, SC 29657.


Lloyd Morgan Nix, 87, of Greenville, husband of the late Betty Jean Nix, died Friday, May 15, 2015.

Born in Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Davis Elijah and Elizabeth Callas Nix.

He was the owner and operator of Nix Barber Shop and was a member of White Horse Heights Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He is survived by a daughter, Gail Seeger of Huntersville, NC; two sons, Donald E. Nix of Piedmont and Jeffrey Nix of Easley; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Lawrence, Elijah, and Horace Nix.

Funeral service was held Monday, May 18 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. Burial followed in Graceland West Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Patriot Healthcare Services, 54 Bear Drive, Greenville, SC 29605.


Patricia Elrod Lail, 77, of Ridgeway, died Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Born in Williamston, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Olga Duncan Elrod. She retired as an administrative assistant for the State of South Carolina.

Surviving are her husband, Hubert Evans Lail; daughters, Natalie Hilliard of Columbia, Sheryl Hobbs of Greer, Robin Hipp of Saluda, Susan Reeder of Columbia, Marie Smith of Lexington; sons, Brian White of Atlanta, GA and Wayne Lail of Lexington; brother, Steve Elrod of West Burlington, IA; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Roger C. White.

Funeral service was held Sunday, May 17 at Dunbar Funeral Home Northeast Chapel. Burial followed in Aimwell Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Ridgeway.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 107 Westpark Blvd., Suite 220, Columbia, SC 29210.


Laura Patricia Henson Frazier, 73, of Williamston, widow of Odell F. Frazier, died May 16, 2015 at Rainey Hospice House, Anderson.

She is survived by her son, James; one grandson; and four sisters, Shirley, Wanda, Sandra, and Brenda.

A memorial service was held Wed., May 20 at Gap Hill Baptist Church in Six Mile.


WILLIAMSTON – Bular Lee King Hammond Brown, 91, widow of Floyd Allen Brown, died Monday, May 18, 2015.

She was twice married, first to the late Eugene Henry Hammond.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Kimsey K. and Mary I’Ola Owen King. She was a homemaker and member of Gethsemene Baptist Church, Starr.

She is survived by sons, Jerry Steve Hammond of the home and Robert Lee Hammond of Anderson; daughter, Betty H. Clardy (Willis) of Williamston; step-children, Betty Davis, Preston Brown (Pat) and Willene Machen (Terry) all of Starr; grandchildren, Rev. Phillip Clardy, Steve Clardy, Lisa Clardy Davis (Russell), Jason Hammond (Jennifer) and Angie Wolff (Michael); great-grandchildren, Hailey Wolff, Bradley and Zachary Skelton, Matthew and Donavan Clardy, Heaven Clardy, Sarah Grace Davis, and Tyler and Brandon Wright; three great-great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by daughter-in-law, Barbara Hammond; brother, Clifton King; and sisters, Lula Harper and Ruby Creamer.

Visitation from 6:00 to 9:00 pm Wednesday, May 20 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.

The service will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, May 21 in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at the home of Betty Clardy, 106 West Fourth St., Williamston.

The family wishes to express appreciation to the staff of Interim Healthcare and Interim Hospice for their dedication and care to Mrs. Brown and her family.



BELTON, SC – William Tate Henderson, Jr., 74, husband of Dianne G. Henderson, lost his fight with Leukemia on Monday, May 18, 2015, at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson County, Tate was the son of the late William T. Henderson, Sr. and Lucille Cox Henderson. Surviving are daughter Merri Beth and her husband Morris Lumpkin of Isle of Palms; son Jeffrey and his wife Jennifer Henderson of Belton; grandchildren Sophie Strehmel, Logan Lay, and Drake Henderson; sisters-in-law Beth and husband Mike Pruitt of Seneca, Janet and husband Mark Cooke of Anderson, and Robyn and husband Danny “Rat” Knox of Anderson; and brother-in-law Grady and wife Gene Butler of Abbeville.

Tate was preceded in death by parents in-law Doris and J.L. “Curly” Gambrell, brother-in-law Bill Gambrell, and sister-in-law Joan Gambrell Gooch.

Tate retired as a Railroad Engineer from CSX Railroad after 36 years of service. During his career, he held several leadership positions including being a charter member and first President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Division 598 formed in Greenville in 1987, founding member of CSX Operation Red Block, and Chairman of the 67th Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers SE GIA Convention held in 1994. Following his retirement from CSX, Tate worked as a courier with Capital Bank for six years.

Tate was a member of First Baptist Church of Belton and a member of Masonic Lodge 130 A.F.M.

Service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Lynch officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Cox Funeral Home.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Belton or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina.