Obituaries 1-26-2022

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Lynne Ashley, Curt Reynolds, Joyce Coates, Kathleen Carroll, Violette McAlister, Tim Carter, Raymond M. Padgett, Brent alan Jordan, Carl Young, John M. Bagwell, Stanley Godfrey, Judy Nelson, Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Jack Troy Miller, Jr., of Williamston,  72, husband of Angela Kay Alford “Angie” Miller, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Born in Rome, GA, he was the son of the late Jack Troy Miller, Sr. and Anna Lee Balliew Miller. He retired from Liberty Denim.

 In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Misty Moore of Williamston and Jenny Goldsmith of Spotsylvania, VA; sister, Alana Timms of Cedartown, GA; and  four grandchildren.

   A memorial service will be held at a later date at Henderson-Frazier Funeral Home in Rome, GA.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

 

 

Judy Nelson

Judy Ann Posey Nelson, 73, of Piedmont, wife of the late Herbert Rary Nelson, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

She was a daughter of the late John Tilman and Ethel Lorene Childers Posey.

She is survived by daughters, Christy Nelson Mazzola of Piedmont and Kimberly Nelson of Greer; son, Michael Nelson of Piedmont; and sister, Susan Merritt Odom of Greenville.

A private family service will be held.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd. Ste. L, Anderson, SC 29621.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Stanley Godfrey

Stanley William Godfrey, 37, of Pelzer passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of Stanley Ralph Godfrey of Pelzer and of Tammy Lynn Boyce Patterson of Anderson.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by stepfather, Barry Patterson of Anderson; sisters, Tonya Godfrey Johnson of Anderson and Brittany Patterson of Simpsonville.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Gray Mortuary, followed by the funeral at 12:00 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.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

John M. Bagwell 

Saturday, January 15, 2022, John’s suffering ended. He is in the presence of Jesus forever. Pretty Peggy his bride of 42 years and some of his family were with him.

John accepted Christ on June 10, 1979. He followed Christ until his last breath. Peggy was the love of his life on earth. She led him to Christ.

John had a plastic eye, and he took great delight in playing pranks with it. Even in sickness, John kept the joy of the Lord. John loved to make people laugh. He had a huge heart and was a generous giver. He will be missed by all that knew him. When he was younger, he was the owner of E & M Transportation in Flagler Beach, Florida. Dedicated to the Department of Defense. While living here, he worked for GHS, Perrigo, Carter & Crawley, and Hartness International.

Peggy’s family was his family: sisters-in-law, Joy Decker, Pam McKellar (Michael), Donna Brady (Ken), and Sandy Hopper; niece, Tonya Thompson; nephews, Jamey Thompson and Ryan Brady; great- niece, Abby Mathuews; and great-nephews, Thomas Brady and Connor Brady.

A memorial service was held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Eastside Worship Center conducted by Bishop Josh Childress and Dr. Julian Galloway.

Visitation was held 2:00-2:45 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Due to Covid-19, the family respectfully request that all attendees wear a mask.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com

Carl Young

Carl William Young, Sr., of Williamston, 78, husband of Charlene Kent Young, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at his home.

Born in Beaverdam, KY, he was a son of the late James and Myrtle Carter Young. He was a Vietnam veteran having retired from the U.S. Army and civil service. He was a member of White Plains Baptist Church. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Debora Baggett of Belton; sons, Carl Young, Jr. of Cleveland, SC and Richard Young of Ft. Worth, TX; two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. 

A memorial service was held January 25 at White Plains Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to White Plains Baptist Church Building Fund, 1435 Easley Hwy, Pelzer, SC 29669.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Brent alan jordan

Brent Alan Jordan, 42, died unexpectedly Friday, January 22, 2022 at AnMed Hospital. He was born October 18, 1979 in North Dakota.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Martin (Sonny) Clinkscales of Craytonville, SC and Mary Lynn Jordan of Greenville, AL.

He is survived by his mother Lauri Clinkscales Jordan (Randy Whitney) of Anderson, SC and father David L. Jordan (Dorothy) of Greenville, AL. A brother David Martin Jordan (Marty) of Williamston, SC. A former wife/mother of his two children, Kelly Campbell Jordan  of Williamston, SC. A son, Landan Stokes Jordan (14 yrs old) and a daughter, Kloey Anne Jordan (11 yrs. old) both of Williamston, SC. Two nieces, Krei Jordan and Kenzli Jordan both of Anderson, SC.

There is no visitation planned due to him being cremated.

The family suggests memorials to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-with-funeral-cost-for-brent-jordan

Raymond M. Padgett

1939-2022

Raymond M. Padgett, age 82, of Panama City Beach, FL, passed away on January 16, 2022.  He was born on August 12, 1939, to Ernest M. Padgett and Patricia McElvany Padgett.  

He was a loving companion, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He will be remembered for his love of fishing, boating, and cooking for his family and friends.  He acquired a passion for traveling during his service in the United States Air Force.

He is predeceased by his parents.  He is survived by his loving companion Berta Phelps, his daughters; Annette C. Padgett, Ramona Pinto (Henry) and Amanda Ganley (Steve); nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be planned in the coming months.  Memorials in his honor can be made to White Plain Masonic Lodge #321, PO Box 293, Williamston, SC  29697.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or expressed at www.kentforestlawn.com

 

Tim Carter

Charles Timothy “Tim” Carter, of Taylors, 65, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at McCall Hospice House in Greenville. 

 Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he was the son of Betty Pope Carter and the late Charlie Newton Carter. Owned and operated Peak Performance, in Greenville and later became a Senior Marketing Consultant for Skyline Exhibits and Design. 

 In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Emily Carter and Ben Carter, one granddaughter, sisters, Aliesa Gilstrap and Stacey Massengale .

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 29, from 11:00 a.m. until noon in the chapel of Taylors First Baptist Church. A memorial service will follow in the chapel at noon.

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

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Skin Cancer Foundation, https://www.skincancer.org.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Violette McAlister

Williamston – Violette Dalrymple McAlister, 87, caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, left this world after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

   Born June 17, 1934, in West Pelzer, she was the daughter of the late David and Christine Dalrymple. After graduating from Pelzer High School, she married T. Gary McAlister and the couple settled in Williamston, where they raised their daughter, Lisa, and started a business in building residential homes throughout our community.

   Violette was a charter member of New Hope Baptist Church. The family wishes to thank her New Hope family for their loving support and many prayers during her illness.

   Violette loved spending time with her grandchildren most of all – nurturing each one of them with loving direction and just the right words at just the right time – sometimes accompanied by a hug or sometimes by a lesson, but always by exactly what each child needed at that moment in time. We will miss her tremendously, but each of us will carry her with us, as we all are who we are in large part because of her heart, guidance, and candor, but most of all her never-ending reservoir of love.

She is survived by daughter, Lisa Ferguson and son-in-law, John of Williamston; grandchildren, Ashlan Bowen and her husband, Isaac, Jonathan Ferguson, Joseph Ferguson and his wife, Kaylee, and Benjamin Ferguson.

   In addition to her parents, Violette is predeceased by her brother, David Keith Dalrymple (affectionately known to all as “Booty”).

Visitation was held Saturday, January 22, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Gray Mortuary, with the funeral  following at 3:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel. Burial was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

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

Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 108 New Hope Road, Pelzer, SC 29669.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Kathleen Carroll

 Kathleen Jeanette Goldsmith Carroll, 89, of Asheville, NC, wife of the late Lawrence George Carroll, passed away Friday, January 21, 2022.

   Born in Pelzer, she was a daughter of the late Sloan Evans and Audrey Snipes Goldsmith.  She was the owner of Bargain Shoes in Asheville, NC.  

She is survived by her children, Kathleen Cotten, David Carroll, Timothy Carroll, and Donald Carroll; and numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 29, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The memorial service will follow at 2:00 in the mortuary chapel.  Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Piedmont.  

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

 Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Joyce Coates

Kathryn Joyce King Coates, of Greenville, 91, wife of William “Sam” Coates, Jr., passed away Thursday, January 20, 2022. 

A native of Southern Greenville County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Ligon and Sara Jenkins King. She spent most of her career as an Earth Science teacher at Northwood Middle School. She was a member of Taylors First Baptist Church. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, William “Sam” Coates, III of Greenville, Joy Saylor of Simpsonville, and Lee Coates of Greenville; brother, Ligon King; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A private burial and memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Taylors First Baptist Church, 200 West Main Street, Taylors, SC 29687.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Curt Reynolds

Belton – Curtis “Curt” Lamar Reynolds, 82, husband of Jeanette Hipps Reynolds, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Born in Pendleton, he was a son of the late Herbert Lamar and Tesorah “Tessie” Ward Reynolds. He served in the SC Army National Guard and retired from Duke Power after 38 years. He was a member of Cedar Shoals Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a member of the choir and praise team. Curt was a competitive baseball and softball player especially in the era of textile leagues. He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Mike Reynolds (Lisa) of Simpsonville; daughter, Tracy Creekmore (Bryne) of Pelzer; sister, Judy Jeffers; brother, Johnny Reynolds; grandchildren, Hunter, Alexander, Ashley and Robert Reynolds; and his beloved dog, Sugar.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am to noon Wednesday, January 26, at Cedar Shoals Baptist Church. The service will follow at noon. Burial will be at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Cedar Shoals Baptist Church Music Program, 1045 Cooley Bridge Rd., Belton, SC 29627.

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

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com

Lynne Ashley

Williamston – Lynne Yvonne Kelly Ashley, 72, wife of Stan Ashley, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Born in Williamston, she was a daughter of the late Millard Lewis and Gertrude Mandilee Darnell Kelly.  She retired from BASF and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by children, Kelly Burley (George) of Sharpsburg, GA, Leslie Blackstone of Anderson, and Bryan Scott Ashley (Michael) of Honea Path; siblings, Frances Elizabeth Rogers (Floyd), Linda Faye Raven (Ron), and Emily Jean Butterfield (Jim); grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Adam Gelineau, Campson Burley, Billy Joe Mullinax, Randi and Bradley Robins, and Ella Mullinax; great-grandson, Ryker Robins.

   She was predeceased by sisters, Mary Ann Bartodej (Bart), Margie Lathem (JK), and Cynthia Kane Thompson (Jim); brothers, Millard Lewis, Jr. (Betty) and Glen Edwin Kelly (Gail).

The family will receive friends 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 27, at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer with the funeral service following at 3:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel.

Burial will be at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2022.

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

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com