Obituares, Week of November 4, 2015




William McCullough, 56, of Piedmont, died Sunday, October 25, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital, Greenville.

Funeral service was held Friday, October 30 at the Mountain View Baptist Church.

Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.


Mamie Lee Johnson, 81, died Monday, October 26, 2015.

Funeral service was held Saturday, October 31 at Rock Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed at West View Cemetery.

The family was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Loretta Taylor.


Gene Richard Warren, 82, of Anderson, husband of Martha Warren, died Friday, October 30, 2015 at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home.

Born in New Philadelphia, Ohio, he was the son of the late Charles and Madge Susie Warren.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and was an outdoor power equipment salesman.

He was a member of Easley First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Warren; two daughters, Robin Patton of Cumming, GA and Susan Reeves of Williamston; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Tuesday at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Dream Center of Pickens County, 111 Hillcrest Drive, Easley, SC 29640.


Samuel Marshall King, Jr., 91, husband of the late Frances Welborn King, died Sunday, November 1, 2015.

Born in Greenville County, he was the son of the late Samuel Marshall, Sr. and Mettie Martin King.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Fort Hill Natural Gas.

He was a member of West Pelzer Baptist Church.

He is survived by son, Jimmy R. King of Anderson.

A graveside service was held Tuesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Frances and Marshall King Scholarship Endowment (for need-based students) at Anderson University, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621.


Ruby F. Talley, 82, of Greenville, died Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Greenville Health System.

She is survived by her husband, Jasper Talley of the home; daughters, Evelyn T. Green of Pelzer, Barbara Kilgore of Simpsonville, and Rozena Henry of Piedmont; sons, Marcus Talley of Lexington and Curtis Talley of Columbia; brothers, Roscoe Robinson of New Jersey and James Robinson of Greenville; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Friday, October 30 at Sweet Canaan Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Ronnie Haulbrook, of Pelzer, died Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

He is survived by his children, Karen Haulbrook Mahon, Chris Haulbrook Simmons, and Chad Haulbrook; sister, Ann Ellison; brother, Doug Haulbrook; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Friday, October 30 at Set Free Christian Fellowship.

Memorials may be made to Gentiva Hospice.


WILLIAMSTON—Lecil Otha Boggs, 83, loving husband of sixty years to Joyce Stewart Boggs—having married on June 18, 1955— died Sunday, November 1, 2015.

Born in Westminster, SC, he was a son of the late William Edward and Minnie Angeline King Boggs. A U.S. Army Veteran, he had retired from J.P. Stevens after thirty-eight years.

Mr. Boggs was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Williamston, was a former Deacon at Whitefield Baptist Church, and taught Sunday School at Trinity, Whitefield, and Cedar Grove Baptist Churches. He was an avid sports fan, and loved attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events. Mr. Boggs loved his family dearly.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Randy Boggs (Angela) of Piedmont; daughter, Tammy Boggs Merritt (Wayne) of Greer; sisters, Willie B. Chastain, Edna B. Stansell, Jean B. Prince, Joy B. Snelgrove, all of Westminster, SC; grandchildren, Trevor Boggs (Magan) of Easley, Caitlyn Boggs of Spartanburg, Nolan Merritt of Simpsonville, Nathan Merritt (Rena) of Simpsonville; great-grandchildren, Tanner and Molly Cate Boggs, Ella and Walter Merritt, Maggie and Charlotte Merritt.

He was predeceased by sister, Mildred B. Knight.

Special thanks to caregivers, Kelli Holland, Teresa Blackston and Robyn Johnson.

Visitation was held Tuesday, November 3, from 10:30 – 12 o’clock, at Trinity Baptist Church. The funeral followed at 12 o’clock, at the church. Burial followed at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to ALS Foundation, 11161 E. State Road 70, Suite 110-12, Bradenton, FL, 34202.

The family is at the home.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer



James Pearson, 85, husband of the late Dorothy Evelyn Pearson, formerly of Fair Play, died October 31, 2015.

Born in Piedmont, he was a son of the late Jack Elance and Katie Bell Watson Pearson.

He retired from Poe Mill and owned a construction business, Pearson & Sons.

Surviving are four children, Cheryl Tucker of Woodruff, Jackie Pearson of Duncan, Chris Pearson of Taylors, and Joe Pearson of Fair Play; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.


LIBERTY—William “Bill” Curtis DeWitt, II, 65, died Monday, November 2, 2015.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late William Curtis, I and Belva Burgess DeWitt. He was formerly employed with the U.S. Post Office and Auto Zone and was a former member of First Presbyterian Church in Greenville.

Surviving are daughter, Kerrie Chavis (Tim) of the home; Son, William Scott DeWitt of Montana; sisters, Elaine Hunter of Greenwood, Elizabeth Hall of Powdersville; three grandchildren.

Private services will be held.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer