Obituaries Week of Sept. 14, 2016




Mario Michael Alameda, 25, of Piedmont, died Friday, September 2, 2016.

Born in Elk Grove, IL, he was the son of Jerry and Lisa Guagliardo Larson. He was a member of the Army National Guard.

Surviving in addition to his parents are son, Benjamin Almeda of Easley; two brothers, Jerry and Robert; grandparents, Mario and Rosella Guagliardo of St. Charles, IL.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 10 in the Downtown Chapel of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to


Charles (Larry) Blakely of Pelzer, died Sunday, September 4, 2016.

Born in Greenville, he was a U.S. Army veteran and son of the late Frank and Louise Blakely.

He is survived by wife Betty; sons, Chris, Tony and Kevin; three grandchildren; siblings, Gus, Velma Thompson, and Shirley Fisher.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery.


WILLIAMSTON – Mary Ann Martin Nichols, 76, wife of Fred F. Nichols, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Sardin and Ruby Bowen Martin.  She was retired from Gerber Childrenswear and an active member of Big Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of the home.

She was predeceased by a sister, Linda Cannon.

Visitation was from 1 – 2 p.m. Saturday, September 10, at Big Creek Baptist Church.

The funeral service followed at 2 p.m. at the church.  Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson.

Memorials may be made to Rainey Hospice House, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

The family is at the home.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer



PELZER – Harrison William “Skeet” Wilson, 79, husband of Martha Spence Morrow Wilson, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at this home.

Born in Pelzer, he was the son of the late Woodrow Truman and Truman Littlefield Wilson. He retired from BASF and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. “Skeet” was a fifty-year member of both the Pelzer Masonic Lodge #217 and the Hejaz Shrine Temple. He was a Past Master of the Pelzer Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Eastern Star.

In addition to his wife of over 33 years, he is survived by sons, Duane Wilson (Kim) and Todd Morrow (Kristie), both of Pelzer; very special great-grandson, Samuel Wilson of the home; sister, Myrtice Wilson of Pelzer; four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by son, Tim Wilson; great-granddaughter, Hailey Marie Wilson.

Visitation was from 2:00 to 3:00 pm Saturday, September 10, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. The service followed at 3:00 pm in the mortuary chapel with burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family was at the home.



PIEDMONT – Sally Mae Kelly Owens, 78, wife of the late Alton Kenneth Owens, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Born in Cheddar, she was a daughter of the late Hulon Kelly and Kate Cummings. She was a charter member of Bessie Road Baptist Church where she taught children’s Sunday school for many years. She was a graduate of Palmetto High School and a member of the Beta Club. Most of her life was lived on Owens Dairy as a homemaker. During those years she cared for many children in her home and became known as “Mama Sally.” Her love for children was never ending.

She is survived by son, Kenneth Todd Owens (Patti) of Piedmont; daughter, Paula Phillips (David) of West Pelzer; brother, Colin Hulon Kelly (Brenda) of Charleston; sister, Mary Kelly Wells (James) of Piedmont; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; very special nephew, James Williams (Sheila) of Williamston; nieces, Shirley Williams and Lynn White, both of Williamston; great-niece, April Bradberry (David) and children, Andrew and Erika of Piedmont; great-nephew, Jamie Williams (Heather) and child, Sullivan Grace of Simpsonville.

She was predeceased by sister, Linda Strickland; grandchild, Marissa Owens.

A graveside service was held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 11, at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of Greenville, 15 Oregon St., Greenville, SC 29605.

The family was at respective homes.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer



Mary Yeargin Revis, 82, of Easley, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at her home.

Born in Anderson, she was the wife of D.E. “Tiny” Revis,  Sr., and a daughter of the late Jessie W. and Farrah Smith Yeargin.

She retired from Roper Motor Co. and was a member of Jones Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, D.E. “Eddie” Revis, Jr. of Powdersville; two brothers, Buddy Yeargin of Hampton, VA and Dennis Yeargin of Anderson; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at Jones Avenue Baptist Church. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Jones Avenue Building Fund: 614 Ross Avenue, Easley, SC 29640.


Rosa Mae “Rose” Rogers Campbell Winstead, 96, of Anderson, widow of Fred Winstead, Sr., died Sunday, September 11, 2016.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Julius Campbell of Pelzer.

Born in Williamston, she was a daughter of the late Broadus Luther and Naomi McAlister Rogers. She was owner of Rose Fashion Shop in Pelzer and retired from W.R. Grace Human Resource Department in Simpsonville. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Ann Hadden of Belton and Karen Bridges of Charlotte, NC; son, Greg Campbell of Pelzer; step-children, Ann Haynie of Greenwood and Smitty Winstead of Anderson; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Celebration of Life service was held Wednesday in the Chapel of  Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.

Burial followed at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1809 N. Main St., Anderson, SC 29621.


Melissa Joye Reeves Brock, 62, of Honea Path, wife of the late Marc Brock, died Sunday, September 11, 2016.

She was the daughter of the late Charles Hurbert and Betty Duane Joiner Reeves. She was formerly employed with Anderson Armored Car Service and a member of Pelzer Church of God.

She is survived by daughter, Dana Smith of Anderson; son, Chad Bowen of Greenville; brothers, Dennis Reeves of Honea Path, Emory Reeves and Sonny Runyon, both of Detroit, MI; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 5:30 pm Thursday, September 15 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.

A memorial service will follow at 6:00 pm at Pelzer Church of God.


EASLEY – Jim “Scooter” Brazeal, 58, died at his home on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.

Surviving are sisters, Shirley Jones (Jimmy) of TN, Ann Odom (Joe) and Arlene Henderson, both of Pelzer; two nieces; two nephews; one great niece; and his cat, Smokie.

He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Flora and brother, Mickey. He was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be at the home of Joe and Ann Odom at 87 Main St., Pelzer from 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15th.

Memorials may be made to Greenville Humane Society or GHS Cancer Institute.


Joel Conrad “Boot” Smith, 76, of Belton, husband of Sylvia B. Smith, died Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Marvin and Fleda Holliday Smith.

He was a member of Midway Baptist Church and a U.S. Air Force Veteran.

He retired from Southern Bell.

Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are: son, Barry Smith of Belton; daughter, Tina Smith of Williamston; step-sons, Ryan E. Patterson and Ronny W. Patterson, both of Iva; brother, Robbin Smith of Belton; sister, Ann Gilstrap of Greenville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service was held Tuesday at Garden of Memories.

Memorials may be made to Rainey Hospice House, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.