Obituaries Week of September 19, 2018




WILLIAMSTON – William Gary Davis, 64, widower of Becky Rentz Davis, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Born in Williamston, he was a son of William Dendy “Bill” Davis of Pelzer and the late Edna Bagwell Davis.  He was retired from the Greenville Hospital System and a Baptist.

Survivors include daughters, Misty Leigh Myers (Will) of Greenville and Amy Lynn Elgin (D.J.) of Pelzer; brother, Jackie Davis of Pelzer; sister, Jean Mitchell of Piedmont; grandchild, Hayden Myers; and three step-grandchildren, Kylie, Braedan, and Addison Elgin.

Visitation was held from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer with the service following at 4:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel.

Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson at a later date.



Mildred Davenport Golden Dillard went home to be with the Lord, September 9, 2018. Born in Pelzer, SC, she was a daughter of Henry and Rosa Davenport. Mildred was a member of Truth Missionary Baptist Church.

She loved her church and church family.

Mildred is survived by daughter, Bobbie Allen; son, John David Golden; grandchildren, Wendy Burgess and Greg Allen; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jodie, Kayla, River, Miracle, Braxton and Jordan; two great grandchildren, Bailey and Paisley; nephew, Bruce Davenport.Extra special friends, Frances Haney and Beth McDaniel.

In addition to her parents, Mildred was predeceased by husbands, John Robert Golden and Cecil B. Dillard; two sisters, Dorothy and Evelyn Davenport; three brothers, Norman, Walter and Gordon Davenport; two nephews, Steve Davenport and Michael Hudson.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pickens, SC.


PELZER – Sheila Carole King Peeler, 59, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of Carolyn James King of the home, and the late Ellis King. She was a member of Washington Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Chris Crawford of Easley.

She was predeceased by a brother, Michael Strickland and sister, Teresa Simpson.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.

The funeral will be held Thursday, September 20, at 2 p.m. at Washington Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery to follow.



Tammy Dawn Turner Rogers, 53, of Pelzer, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 17, 2018.

She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker.

She is survived by five grandchildren; and two brothers, John Wayne Turner of Piedmont, and Danny Turner of Williamston.

She was predeceased by her mother and father, Mary and John T. Turner; husband, Frankie Rogers; and daughter, Kayla Rogers.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.


Mary Fonseca Cuyar, 81, of Piedmont, wife of the late Jose Rafael Cuyar, died Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Born in Manhattan, NY, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Maria Martinez Rivera. She was a homemaker and a member of the Donaldson Church of God.

She is survived by children, Jose Cuyar of Simpsonville, Hector Cuyar of Medford, NY, Yvonne Falcon of Holbrook, NY, Robert Cuyar of Greenville, Erick Cuyar and Allan Cuyar, both of Piedmont; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

A family memorial service was held on Monday, September 24, at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Halcyon Hospice, 665 N. Academy Street, Greenville, SC 29601.


Frances Elizabeth Adger, 60, of Piedmont, died, Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

She is survived by husband, DeMorris Brock; mother, Dollie Mae Sullivan; three children, LaTonia Crowe, Milford Horace Adger Jr. and Whitney Adger; three grandchildren and two siblings.

Funeral services were Sunday at Welfare Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

The family is at the home of her mother, 807 Leon Drive, Anderson.


Edward Thomas “Pete” or “Big Ed” Garnett, Jr. 66, of Greenville, died on September 6, 2018, at Spartanburg Regional Hospital. He was a son on the late Edward T. Garnett, Sr., and Mildred Dillard Garnett.

Surviving: one daughter, Alexandra Nicole Sullivan of Greenville; one son, Brian Lindsey of Greenville; five sisters, Shirley Garnett, Martha Robinson, and Betty Garnett, all of Greenville, Maxine Garnett of Taylors, and Priscilla Garnett of Spartanburg; two brothers, Ronnie Garnett of Greenville, and Robert Garnett of Piedmont.

Funeral service was held  Thursday, September 13, at Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary with burial in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.


Larry G. Clardy, 71, of Greenville, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Born in Pelzer, he was a son of Sarah Kay Clardy of Greenville, and the late Ernest Ansel Clardy.

He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Poe Baptist Church.

In addition to his mother, HE is survived by a sister, Gail Clardy; and two brothers, Gary Clardy and Keith Clardy.

Funeral service was held Friday, September 14 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Burial was held in Graceland Cemetery, West.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.


The Unity Mortuary of Williamston announce that family and friends will gather 12 noon Thursday, September 20, 2018 to celebrate the life of Leonard E. Sullivan at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 2208 Beaverdam Rd. Williamston, with interment to follow at M J Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery. The family is at 117 Spearman Rd. Pelzer.

He was born December 3, 1951 to the late Carl and Gladys Sullivan and departed this life on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Sullivan; four sons, Steve Sullivan,Antwan Sullivan, Carlos Sullivan and Ricareo Anderson; three daughters, Octatary Davis, Lasanya Muhammad and Jeannine Jackson; two sisters, Janie P. Brownlee and Minister Louise Edwards; one brother, Alvin Sullivan; 18 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.