Obituaries Week of June 21, 2017




Ronald John Cartlidge, 64, of Anderson, husband of Beth Cartlidge, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Regency Hospital in Greenville.

Born in Trenton, NJ, he was the son of the late John Clifford Cartlidge and the late Madaline Mikita Cartlidge.

He was a sales representative of the multi-media industry and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Richard Ronald “Ricky” Cartlidge of Pelzer; three daughters, Christina Anne Cross of Martinez, GA, Laura Catherine Larson of Sudbury, MA, and Rebecca Marie “Becky” Manning of Rock Hill; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral Mass was held Saturday, June 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School, 1200 Cornelia Road, Anderson, SC 29621.


November 13, 1962-June 14, 2017

PIEDMONT- Norman Eugene Williams, 54, passed away June 14, 2017 at Rainey Hospice in Anderson from Multiple Myeloma cancer.

He was the son of the late Robert and Edna Bryson Williams.

He was predeceased by sister Bonny Williams.

Survivors include sons, Nathan Williams(Becky) of Anderson and Cory Williams(Karina) of Piedmont; sisters, Ann Crompton (Donny) of Pelzer, Roberta Reid (Tony) of Piedmont, Lynn Human (Harry) of Pelzer and Tracy Church (Randy) of Easley:  grandchildren, Emily Holbrooks, Charity, Elan, Trent, Tessa, and Trinity Williams; and estranged wife Carla Goodman Williams of Spartanburg.

The family received friends  from 5 to 6p.m. Tuesday June 20, at Waycross Baptist Church in Pelzer with a memorial service following at 6p.m.

Memorials may be made to Home With a Heart in Liberty.


Thomas Samuel Holliday, 74, of Greenville, husband of Janet Hood Holliday, died Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Born in Pelzer, he was the son of the late William Grady and Ruth Looper Holliday. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from AT&T.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Dr. Robert Todd Holliday of West Union; sisters, Yvonne Miller of Seneca, and Pearl Tuten of Greenville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service was held Tuesday, June 20, at New Hope Baptist Church, Pelzer.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at Augusta Road Baptist Church, 1823 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29605.

Memorials may be made to Augusta Road Baptist Church, Capital Campaign Fund.


Ronald “Ron” Bull, 69, of Piedmont, husband of Beverly Senkbeil Bull, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Born in Vallejo, CA, he was the son of the late William and Doreen Eccleston Bull.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William “Bill” Bull; daughter, Stephanie Bull; five grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia Brice.

Funeral service was held Friday, June 16 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Entombment followed in Robinson Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum.


William “Bill” Spencer Christopher, 62, of Williamston, widower of Paula Frasier  Christopher, died Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late James Bennett and Ruthie Norris Christopher.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended Pelzer First Baptist Church.

Survivors include sons, Brandon Christopher of the home and Shannon Young of Belton; brothers, Jim and Benny Christopher of Simpsonville; Rev. Steve Christopher of Woodruff; sisters, Mary C. Bruce of West Pelzer, Martha Bagwell and Lessie Austin of Pelzer, Becky Milford of Williamston; six grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Monday, June 19, at Pelzer First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Christopher Family Fund, c/o Pelzer First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 306, Pelzer, SC 29669.

The family is at the home of Mary C. Bruce, 9 Sylvia Lane, West Pelzer.


Addie Rollison Hampton Cobb, 89, of Williamston, widow of Rev. Fred N. Cobb, died Friday, June 16, 2017.

She was twice married, first to the late Ted Hampton. Both of her husbands were WWII veterans.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Sam Rollison and Myrtice Hiott Rollison. A charter member of Calvary Baptist Church, Mrs. Cobb had retired from Cushman Mill, Milliken Company.

She is survived by daughters, Teddie H. Griffith of Williamston, Vickie H. Burgess of Pelzer; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; step-children, Nancy C. Dougherty of Charleston, Lane C. Burdette of Louisville, KY; numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lila R. Harbert of Anderson; and brother, Roy Rollison of Belton.

Funeral service was held Monday, June 19 in the Chapel of Gray Mortuary. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 10 Academy Street, Williamston, SC 29697.


Faye Marie “Lil Bit” Woody, 61, of Piedmont, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at McCall Hospice House.

Funeral service was held Sunday, June 18 at Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary. Burial followed in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.


Leroy Pilgrim, 94, of Williamston, husband of the late Martha Giles Pilgrim, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Six Mile, he was the son of the late Sam and Ella Bryson Pilgrim. He retired from Coble Dairy and Anderson School District One. He was a member of Whitefield Baptist Church.

Surviving are his son, David Pilgrim of Culpepper, VA; stepson, Steve Giles of Williamston; stepdaughter, Rebecca Giles Hall of Greenville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Latta of Augusta, GA, and Elizabeth Johnson of Greenville; and brother, Herman Pilgrim of Augusta, GA.

Funeral services were held Monday at Whitefield Baptist Church. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Whitefield Baptist Church, 207 Mitchell Road, Belton, SC 29627.


Charlton Lynn Tripp, 84, of Spartanburg, SC, died June 17, 2017, at Dillon Pointe Assisted Living in Spartanburg. Born May 29, 1933, in Piedmont, SC, he was the son of the late Thaddeus Austin and Hattie Mae (McAlister) Tripp, and the husband of the late Ruby Ann (Woodcock) Tripp.

Mr. Tripp attended White Plains School, in Piedmont, SC, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, in Maryland, where he graduated in 1953. While in high school he served in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps as a member of the District of Columbia Air National Guard, and worked as a medical technician at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda. After his graduation, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, serving in La Roche, France, until the spring of 1955. Following his overseas deployment he served in the U. S. Army Reserves from April 1955 until September 1960. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal for his service.

In his civilian life, Mr. Tripp became a certified public accountant and worked for Milliken & Company and as the Comptroller of Converse College, in Spartanburg. He was also an active member of the Institute of Management Accounting (IMA) for over 40 years.

Mr. Tripp was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, where he served as an Elder and Deacon.

He is survived by his children, and many other loving members of his extended family and close friends.

Visitation will be 10:00-10:45 AM Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Dale Rawlings, will follow at 11:00 AM in the Chapel, and committal with military honors will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 309 Fernwood Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307; and the Charles Lea Center-Residential Program, 195 Burdette Street, Spartanburg, SC 29307.

An online guest register is available at

Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel


Daniel Tyler Ivester, 28, of Pelzer, died Monday, June 19, 2017.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of Randy Curtis and Mary Sanders Ivester. He was employed with Ryerson, Greenville.

In addition to his parents of Pelzer, he is survived by grandfather, Rev. Frank Sanders of Travelers Rest; sister, Stephanie Hawley of Greenville; brother, Aaron Ivester of the home.

Visitation will be from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. The service will follow at 7 p.m. in the mortuary chapel.