Obituaries Week of December 18, 2019




WILLIAMSTON – Marvin Edwin Ellis, Sr., 93, husband of the late Margaret Sue Campbell Ellis, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Born in Possum Kingdom, he was a son of the late Samuel Mose and Eva Mae Cargill Ellis. He was a U.S. Army WWII veteran, retired from Kendall Company, and a member of Whitefield Baptist Church, Williamston Lions Club and Civitan International. He was also a Jefferson Award Recipient and delivered Meals on Wheels in Anderson County.

Survivors include son, Samuel Lee Ellis (Donna) of Williamston; grandchildren, Richard Ellis, Rusty Ellis (Cindy), Jeff Ellis (Donna), Brad Ellis (Regina) and Susan Elgin (Neal); nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by son, Marvin Edwin Ellis, Jr.; great-grandson, Ian McKenzie Hayes; three brothers and four sisters.

Visitation was from 1:00 to 2:45 pm Saturday, December 14, at Whitefield Baptist Church. The service  followed at 3:00 pm in the church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of Anderson County, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622.

The family is at the home.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer



Sandra “Sandi” Nadine Nighbert, 71, of Piedmont, wife of Wayne Nighbert, Sr., of Piedmont, died Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

Born in Pierre, SD, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Pauline Galles. She was a civil servant for the US government as a Financial Analyst, Branch Chief. She was also a member of Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph Church in Leavenworth, KS.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Wayne Nighbert, Jr., Shawn Nighbert, and Chad Nighbert; twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three brothers, Les Galles, Tony Galles and Steve Galles; and two sisters, Sue Bennett and Patti Henn.

The Recitation of the Rosary and memorial service was held Saturday, December 21 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.


Larry Douglas Chapman, 74, of Williamston, husband of the late Frances Norris Chapman, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

Born in Belton, he was a son of the late Lawrence Edward and Beulah Mae Phillips Chapman. He was retired from Glen Raven and a member of Cornerstone Pentecostal Community Church, Belton.

Survivors include daughter, Kelley Leigh Chapman of Williamston; step-sons, Barry Martin of Belton and Vic Martin of Piedmont; special caretakers, niece and nephew, Rachel Langston and Gerald Chapman.

A graveside service was held Thursday, December 12 at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Liberty, with visitation following at the graveside.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.


Helen DelRay Bouchillon Cureton, 101, of West Pelzer, wife of the late Clyde Stokes Cureton, Sr., passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late John Urias Bouchillon, Sr. and Patti Mae Crooks B. Wall. She retired from J. P. Stephens, Monoghan Plant, and was a member of Wren Memorial Baptist Church, Greenville.

Survivors include daughter, Brenda C. West of West Pelzer; sister, Juanita B. Long of Easley; five grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Saturday, December 14, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Pelzer. Burial followed at Graceland Cemetery West, Greenville.

Memorials may be made to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), 3803 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203.


Polina “Polly” Nehramotnova Jordan, 94, of Pelzer, wife of the late James William Jordan, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019.

Born in Rostov, Russia, she retired from Union Carbide and was a member of Living Water Church in Pelzer.

Survivors include three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday, December 14 at Living Water Church, followed by burial at Greenville Memorial Gardens.