Obituaries week of June 5, 2019




October 1, 1957 – May 23, 2019

Susan Lynn Bunch Bouvette, 61, of Charleston, SC, passed away at home, held in the arms of her loving family and faithful pup, Cooper on May 23, 2019.

She is survived by her husband and best friend of 20 years, John (Johnny), a brother Allen Bunch (Leigh) of Piedmont, and his children, Teresa Hodge and Tyler Bunch. She is also survived by her Aunt Betty Lollis of Greenville, Aunt Carmen Bradley of Fresno;  close cousin Jackie Sheftall of Greenville; step-daughters, Stephanie Webb (Bryan) and Kimberly VanHook (Jon); grandchildren, Annsley, Ella, Jack, Claire, Samantha, and Carson of Charleston, SC and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, god-children; lifelong friends and her Bouvette family.

Susan was born October 1, 1957 in Greenville, SC, the daughter of the late Doris Allen Bunch and the late Richard H. Bunch. She was raised in Piedmont, SC graduating from Woodmont High School: “Class of 1975.” Susan was a proud alumna of the “Wildcat” marching band. She became a Certified Dental Assistant at Greenville Tech and worked many years as a Dental Assistant in Greenville, Simpsonville and Charleston, SC.

Susan was in awe of all things celestial. Any sighting of meteor, moon, or star stirred wonder. Gardening, and birding were lifelong pleasures, gifts from her mom and dad. Conversation came easy and her lovely upstate accent was charming. Late night marathon talks were legend. Susan’s home was open to all and her easy thoughtful way with newcomers, friends and loved ones, endeared her to them. A true Moody Blues groupie, she never missed a concert.

Susan will be interred at a private graveside burial service at Holy Cross Cemetery on James Island, SC. A “Celebration of Susan’s Life” is being planned with details to be announced later.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Charleston Ronald McDonald House, 81 Gadsden St., Charleston, SC 29401 or The American Cancer Society.


Patricia Ann Chapman Roach, 62, wife of Steve Roach, of Honea Path died Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Prisma Health – Greenville Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Anderson County, the daughter of the late Milford and Elizabeth Wilson Chapman. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are: son, Shawn Roach  of Honea Path; daughter, Misty Few of Pelzer; sisters, Gloria Gambrell and Christine Bouchard; and four grandchildren.

Service was held Saturday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed at Garden of Memories.


Randle Earl Owens, 64, husband of Delaine Spearman Owens of Pelzer, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019.

Born in San Diego, CA, he was a son of Columbus Earl Owens of Pelzer and of the late Irene Hawkins Owens. A member of Eastview Baptist Church, he was formerly employed with Bi-Lo and he was a game warden.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by a brother, Barry Owens of Pelzer.

He was predeceased by a sister, Pam Owens Allen.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 6, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Gray Mortuary. The service will follow at 2:00, with burial at Greenville Memorial Gardens.


Frankie Lou West Andrews, 88, of West Pelzer, wife of Samuel Frank “Sam” Andrews, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019.

Born in Williamston, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ollie Davis West. She retired from Kemet Corporation. She was a member of West Pelzer Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons, Darrell Andrews of Pelzer, Bob Andrews of Greer; sister, Grace Geneva West Roberts of Pelzer; brother, Michael Lee West of Anderson; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 6, from 11:00 a.m. until noon at Gray Mortuary. A graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Pine Lawn Cemetery.

   Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Bright Focus Foundation or National Glaucoma Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871,