Obituaries Week of 9-22-2021

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Janet Robinson, Karen Keelerm, Gene Arrowood, Randolph Turner, Nancy Armstrong, Rhonda Alexander, Debra Todd, Michael Hannah, Nancy Evatt, Robert Holland, Charlotte Langford, Mark Anonsen, Bill Spearman

Bill Spearman

William Ivy “Bill” Spearman of Greer, 80, husband of Nancy Carol Gaines Spearman, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Born in Pelzer, he was a son of the late J.C. and Mary Gladys Bagwell Spearman. A U.S. Army National Guard and Air Force veteran, he retired from McNaughton-McKay Electrical Company in Greenville. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church as well as the White Plains Masonic Lodge.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Miriam Nelson of Anderson, Stephanie Martin of Powdersville, Jennifer Perdue of Marietta, GA, Shannon Weis of Richmond, VA, and Chad Collins of Marietta, GA; brother, Jim Spearman of Piedmont; sister, Mary Ann Barnett of Conway; twelve grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be on Saturday, September 25, at the Spearman Brothers’ Farm, 1808 Easley Highway, Piedmont, SC 29673 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends following the service. Please feel free to wear western attire (blue jeans).

Due to Covid-19, it is suggested that masks be worn and social distancing observed.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

 

Mark Anonsen

Mark Ralph Anonsen of Pelzer, 65, husband of the late Juanita Ruth Apperson Anonsen, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Born in Maryland, he was a son of the late Ralph and Leah Anonsen. He was the owner and operator of Nita’s Handy Hubby for Hire and was a member of Whitefield Baptist Church.

He is survived by daughter, Amanda S. Hoehn of Pelzer; son, Eric Anonsen of Greenville; one brother, three sisters; and three grandchildren.

 A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Charlotte Langford

Pelzer – Charlotte McDavid Langford, 67, widow of Butch Eugene Langford, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Born in Greenville County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew William “Buck” McDavid, III and Iris Culbertson McDavid.  She retired from the Greenville Hospital System and was a member of Piedmont Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include son, Kenny Langford of Pelzer; brothers, Mickey Bowen (Linda) and Ernie Bowen (Margaret), all of Williamston; grandchildren, Angela Smith (JJ) of the home and Makinlyn Shockley of Williamston; special friend, James Hall; sisters by heart, Kathy, Genie, Kay, Margaret and Debbie.

She was predeceased by a son, Andrew McDavid “Billy” Langford and a brother, Andrew William “Billy” McDavid, IV.

Those who would like to pay their respects may do so from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 16, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.

   A graveside service was held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 17, at Lickville Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Piedmont Church of God of Prophecy, P.O. Box 326, Piedmont, SC 29673.

Due to Covid-19, it is suggested that masks be worn and social distancing observed.

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Robert Holland

Robert Lee Holland of Pelzer, 66, husband of Susan Girardeau Holland, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late John Thomas and Geraldine Powell Holland. He was anU.S. Army veteran and retired from Michelin. He was also a member of Piedmont United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Derek Holland of Greenville; brother, Kenneth Holland of Duncan.

A memorial service was held September 19, at Piedmont United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Piedmont United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 147, Piedmont, SC 29673.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

 

Nancy Evatt

Nancy Lou Crone Evatt of Piedmont, 80, wife of the late Walter Lee Evatt, Sr., passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Born in Piedmont, she was a daughter of the late Fred Sylvia and Ruby Capps Crone. She retired from Riverside Nursing Home and was a member of Bessie Road Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Tammie Y. Simmons, Donna J. Reece, Terry D. Evatt, Rickey R. Evatt, and Walter Lee “Poncho” Evatt, Jr.; brother, Jimmy Crone; sisters, Dot Parsons and Martha Ann Owens; and many grand and great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held September 21 at mortuary chapel, with burial to follow at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Michael Hannah

Michael Ray Hannah of Pelzer, 53, husband of Rhonda Jo Powers Hannah, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of Dorothy “Dottie” Elaine Chastain Hendricks of Pelzer and the late Douglas Ray Hannah. He was formerly employed with Consolidated Tire.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by stepfather, Devoe Hendricks of Pelzer; son, Michael Lane Hannah of Greenville; daughters, Britny Rain Decker of Hanahan and Devin Lace Hannah of Hanahan; stepson, Darrell Emory Stone of Pelzer; two grandchildren.

The family received friends September 19, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer with the funeral service following at the mortuary chapel.  Burial followed in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Piedmont. 

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Debra Todd

Debra Jean Smith Todd, of West Pelzer, 60, wife of Donald “Don” Lee Todd, Jr., passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Willie J. and Betty Elizabeth Crocker Smith. She was formerly a shift manager for KFC. She was a Baptist.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by son, Christopher Lee Todd of Piedmont; daughter, Megan Ashlee Todd Burgess of Williamston; brother, David Smith; sisters, Sharon Godfrey and Tammy Sweet; four grandchildren.

Visitation was September 18, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. The service followed at the mortuary chapel with burial at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Rhonda Alexander

Rhonda Leigh Alexander of Pelzer, 49, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021, at her home.

Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of Wanda D. Alexander and the late Fred G. Alexander. She was formerly employed with Amazon of Greenville.

In addition to her mother of Pelzer, she is survived by sons, Jesse Horne of Charlotte, NC and Alexander “Alex” Horne of Clark, CO; daughter, Sydney Horne of Pelzer; brothers, Randy Alexander of Williamston and Barry Alexander of Pelzer.

A celebration of life drop-in was held September 16, at the home of her mother, 432 Old River Road, Pelzer.

 Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Nancy Armstrong

Nancy Florence Alexander Armstrong of Greenville, 73, wife of the late Martin Keith Armstrong, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Eugene and Florence Lizzie Evans Alexander. She was a member of Augusta Road United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter Lisa Kay Armstrong of the home; and two grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Wendi Armstrong of Pelzer; sister, Shelby Satterfield; brothers, Stanley and Jimmy Alexander.

 A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Augusta Road United Methodist Church, 8324 Augusta Road, Pelzer, SC 29669.

   Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Randolph Turner

Piedmont – Louie Randolph Turner, 79, husband of Joyce Patricia Rice Turner, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Louie and Mildred Ocie Evans Turner.

Mr. Turner was employed by J.P. Stevens for 23 years and was manager of the Corduroy Cutting Plant in Piedmont. He was also an owner/operator truck driver and former owner of Movieland Video in Westminster and Piedmont. He was a master mason and active member of Grove Station Lodge #166 of Piedmont, SC for 55 years, an EMT with the Pelzer Rescue Squad for many years and member of Rehoboth Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Randy Turner (Dell) of Greenville; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Martin of Williamston and Jeanette Crawford of Anderson; brothers, Maynard Turner (Barbara) of Williamston and Dennis Turner of Belton.

Viewing will be from 12:30 to 1:15 Thursday, September 23, at Rehoboth Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 1:30 pm in the church with Rev. Darrell Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pet Tender Angels, P.O. Box 273, Landrum, SC 29356.

Due to Covid-19, visitation has been omitted and per family’s request a mask is required.

   Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

   Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Gene Arrowood

Leonard Eugene “Gene” Arrowood of Pelzer, 80, husband of the late Victoria Ann Young “Vickie” Arrowood, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Born in Pelzer, he was the son of the late Alice Mae Garrett and stepson of Neal Edward Burton. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served in Vietnam, and retired from Cryovac.

He is survived by a daughter, Melissa Ann Arrowood Whittiker of Anderson; son, Michael Jason Arrowood of the home; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

   Visitation will be held Thursday, September 23, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at Gray Mortuary. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Pine Lawn Cemetery. 

Due to Covid-19, it is suggested that masks be worn and social distancing observed.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Karen Keeler

Karen Elizabeth McKee Keeler of Belton, 68, wife of the late Melvin Benson Keeler, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Born in Williamston, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas “J.T.” and Joyce Elizabeth Tollison McKee. She retired from Hickory Point in Piedmont.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna K. Land of Belton; sisters, Brenda Hand of Lexington, NC, Jean Howe of Easley, and Janet Grant of Williamston; brothers, Earl McKee of Honea Path and Don McKee of Greenville; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gray Mortuary.

Due to Covid-19, it is suggested that masks be worn and social distancing observed.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Janet Robinson

Williamston – Janet Darlene Burton Robinson, 73, widow of James Earl Robinson, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021.

Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late David Ray and Betty Elizabeth Thomason Burton.  She retired from Milliken and was formerly employed at West Pelzer Elementary School.

Survivors include Selina Winkler (Kevin) of the home; son, Ray Ernest Robinson (Audette) of West Pelzer; brothers, Danny Burton of West Pelzer, David Burton of Powdersville, Aaron Burton of Belton; sisters, Judy Godfrey of Belton, Lisa Bowen of Williamston, Debbie Eddleman of Belton; grandchildren, Corey Winkler (Haley), Nicholas Winkler, Logan Winkler, Gemma Winkler and Isabella Robinson.

   The family will receive friends 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 25, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer with the funeral service following at 3:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel.  Burial will be at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Due to Covid-19, it is suggested that masks be worn and social distancing observed.

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com