Obituaries week of September 27, 2017




Ola Frances Norris Chapman, 76, of Williamston, wife of Larry Douglas Chapman, died Monday, September 25, 2017.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late William Scarborough and Elizabeth Alene Perry Norris. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Williamston.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons, Barry Dale Martin of Belton and William Vic Martin of Piedmont; daughter, Kelley Leigh Chapman; brother, Donnie Norris of Liberty; sisters, Shirley Gwinn and Jane Lesley, both of Greer; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, September 27, in the Chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Burial followed at Calvary Baptist Church, Liberty.


David Stanley Gosnell, 68, of Greenville, died Friday, September 22, 2017 in Greenville.

He was born in Pelzer, son of Willard Gosnell and the late Jessie Gosnell.

He is survived by three children,  Dana Fogle of Greer, Lindsay White of Simpsonville, Wesley Gosnell of Greenville; father, Willard Gosnell of Pelzer; brother, Keith Gosnell of Pelzer; fiance Brenda Willard of Roanoke, VA, and five grandchildren.

He served in the Marine Reserves and was in the textile industry.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 2240 Woodruf Road, Simpsonville, SC 29681.

Memorials may be made to  the American Heart Association.


Janice Jeraldine Ashley “Jeri” Cook, 84, of Norris, died Saturday, September 23, 2017. She was the widow of John Marion Cook, Sr.

She was formerly of Williamston.

Surviving are a daughter, Tina Kelly; three sons, John M. Cook, Jr., Andrew J. Cook and William Kenneth Cook; a sister, Barbara Ann Hall; and eight grandchildren.

The family will be at the home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Norris. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Norris Building Fund or Food Pantry, PO Box 130, Norris, SC 29667.