Van, Equipment Recovered

The Sheriff’s Office was summoned to a location on Cooks Bridge Road, Fountain Inn at 2:21 yesterday afternoon to investigate the theft of carpet cleaning equipment valued at $5,500. Sgt. Carter was told of someone taking a vehicle by Breach of Trust and removing the equipment. The $2,000 value vehicle and the carpet cleaning equipment were reportedly recovered at a residence in Gray Court.

Michael Timothy Massey

Mr. Michael Timothy Massey, age 56,of 402 N. Calhoun Street, Apt #8, Greenville, South Carolina, died Saturday June 7,2014 at the Greenville Hospital, Greenville, SC.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Massey of Gray Court; five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn. The family is at the home of a brother Oscar Keith Massey, 107 Wild Dog Wood

Way, Mauldin S.C.29605.

 

Robert Eugene “Bobby” Craig

Robert Eugene “Bobby” Craig, 77, of 24 Melody Trail and husband of Edith Inez Robertson Craig, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at his home.

Born in Watts Mill, he was a son of the late, George Arthur and Elizabeth Owings Craig.  A member of Lucas Ave. Baptist Church, Mr. Craig was retired from Inman Mills and was a S.C. National Guard Veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:  a son, Robert Allen Craig and wife Christy of Laurens; a daughter, Lora Ann C. Mann and husband Jerome of Waterloo; grandchildren, Jennifer Craig, Amber Campbell, Shannon Craig, Samantha Craig, and Kaitlin Burgess; a great grandchild, Michael Knight; brothers, Bill Craig and wife Julia and Joe Craig all of Laurens; and a sister, Debbie Greene of Laurens.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Betty Ruth Craig.

The family will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, in The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Military Honors.

The family will be at the residence.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

 

Mr. Fredrick B. Iszard

Mr. Fredrick B. Iszard, age 55, of 1002 Spring Glen Drive, Simpsonville , died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville.

He is survived by his wife, Arletta B.. Iszard of the home; two sons; two brothers; and one sister and one grandchild.

A visitation will be  held Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Beasley Funeral Home, Chapel, Fountain Inn.  Funeral and burial will be announced by the Alphonso West Mortuary, Jacksonville FL.

Mrs. Whitney Kierra Cunningham Williams

Mrs. Whitney Kierra Cunningham Williams, age 26, of 8918 Highway 56 in Kinards, South Carolina, died Saturday June 7, 2014 at the Laurens County Hospice House in Clinton.

She is survived by her husband, Deontre Williams of the home; two daughters; her parents, Clarence Cunningham and Linda Cunningham of Kinards, SC; two sisters; seven brothers; paternal grandmother, Pearlie Mae Cunningham; maternal grandmother, Ruth Tims.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Zion Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. David Sullivan and Rev. Tony Cunningham officiating.  The family is at the home of her parents, Charles and Linda T. Cunningham, 8918 Highway 56, Kinards, SC.

Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mr. Bobby Lewis Workman

Mr. Bobby Lewis Workman, age 63, formerly of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, died Friday, June 6,2014at his home in Baltimore, Maryland.

Born in Fountain Inn, SC, a son of the late Robert Workman and Connie Workman.  He is survived by his wife Penny Workman of the home; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Hartridge and one stepson, William Hartridge  both of Baltimore, Maryland; two brothers, John Workman of Baltimore, Maryland and Eland(Barbara) Workman of Clinton, South Carolina; one sister, Reverend Robbie Evans of Fountain Inn, South Carolina.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Sullivan Friendship Baptist Church, West Cross Street, Baltimore, Maryland.  The Joseph H. Brown Funeral Home, 2140 N. Fulton Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland is in charge of arrangements. The families are their homes.

Courtesy of the Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn.

Mrs. Nancy M. Wyatt Thacker

Mrs. Nancy M. Wyatt Thacker, 72,  of 216 Martha Dendy Dr., Clinton, S.C. died Friday at Hospice House of Laurens Co, Clinton, SC.,
Surviving her husband : Johnny Tacker of the home, 1 dght., and 4 sons, 7 grandchildren, and 1 Great Grandson,
Service For Mrs. Nancy M. Wyatt Thacker, are incomplete and will be announced later by Sanders-Thopmson , Clinton, SC
The Family is at he home 216 Martha Dendy Dr., Clinton, S.C.
Sanders-Thompson Is Caring For The Family

 

Lula D. Lipscomb

Lula D. Lipscomb, 89, died on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at SRMC. The daughter of the late Griffin and Celia Duncan. A native of Spartanburg County and member of Stephen Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Una, SC.
Survivors include two daughters, Pauline Smith and Joyce (Charlie) Johnson, also reared in the home are Amanda Smith, Bennie Smith and Alisha Rice; one sister, Frances Young, Trenton, NJ; a special grandson Carlos Smith who was also reared in the home.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Stephen Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Una, SC. Burial in the Church Cemetery
The family is at home of her niece and nephew James and Tonya Maxwell of 121 Belvedere Drive, Spartanburg, SC.
An online guest registry is available at
www.gistmortuary.com
Alexander, Casey & Gist
Funeral Services
Spartanburg, SC

Mary Frances Pinson Watkins

Mary Frances Pinson Watkins, 90, wife of the late James Milwood Watkins, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Patewood Rehab & Health in Greenville.

Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late James Chester Pinson, Sr. and Mollie Thompson Pinson.  Mrs. Watkins was retired from Wunda Weve and was a member of Eastlan Baptist Church.

She is survived by:  a son Thomas C. Watkins and wife Gina Gray Watkins of Mauldin; a sister, Nell P. Tinman of Laurens; grandchildren, Brent and Craig Watkins; and great grandchildren, Greyson, Ellis, Will, Mckinsley, and Mariah.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was pre-deceased by brothers, Marion Pinson, J.C. Pinson, Jr., Young Pinson, and Floyd Pinson; and sisters, Helen P. Cheek, Pauline P. Gorman, and Wynona P. Bishop.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, conducted by Rev. James K. Hamilton.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the service.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Ms. Marian Louise (Fuller) Williams

Ms. Marian Louise (Fuller) Williams was born on December 31, 1961 in
Laurens, South Carolina. She was the beloved daughter of Edith (Fuller
) Burwell, and the late Willie J. Fuller, Sr. The Lord called Marian
home to rest on Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Marian graduated from Keenan High School, Columbia, South Carolina.
She later worked as a Dietitian in Food Service for the Dorn Veterans
Hospital until she retired in 2009.

Marian was devoted and faithful member of Earthen Altar Ministries.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard Williams,
grandparents Mattie M. Mason, Willie and Doshia Fuller.

Marian also leaves four children Bernard A., Dexter A., Bryant K.. and
Tamecka O. Williams, of Columbia, South Carolina, 5 grandchildren
Shante Goodwin, Omari Felder , Ty’ron, Javeon and Giovanni Williams
all of Columbia South Carolina. Her siblings W. James (Nicolle)
Fuller, Jr. Sanford, North Carolina, Sharon O. Jackson, Virginia
Beach, Virginia, Stephanie (Neiman) Young, Broadway, North Carolina,
Lawrence Burwell, Jr and Maurice Clegg of Columbia, South Carolina.
Sister-in-law Sally M. Gownes, Columbia, South Carolina, brother
–in-laws, Bobby and Freddie (Linda) Williams of Greenville, South
Carolina.

Aunts, uncle and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other
loving relatives and friends, a special devoted friend Michael
Anderson, all whom will miss her dearly.

Services for Marian Fuller Williams will be held Friday, June 6, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at Earthen Altar Ministries in Columbia, SC.
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home in Columbia, SC is in charge of these arrangements
This is a courtesy  announcement made by Goins Funeral Home Incorporated.

 

Ruth Tompkins Grant

Ruth Tompkins Grant, age 97, of Laurens Memorial Home for the Aged, and widow of Chief Wade Grant, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at National Healthcare Center of Laurens.

Born in Oconee, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Elizabeth Tompkins.  She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda G. Norwood of Laurens and Linda McCall of Clinton, one sister, four grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and ten great great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family will be at the home of her daughter and grandchildren, Brenda, Tim and Tess Norwood, 106 Reames Drive, Laurens, SC  29360.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ruth Grant Memorial Fund, c/o The Kennedy Mortuary, PO Box 282, Laurens, SC  29360.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Ms. Willie Pearle Meekins Collie

Ms. Willie Pearle Meekins Collie, age 65, of 7004 Radnor Street, Fayetteville, NC, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at her home.

A daughter of Willie Mae Golden Meekins and the late James Woodrow Meekins, Sr., she was a retiree of the US Army.

She is survived by her daughter, Angela Collie; her mother, Willie Mae Meekins; one brother, James W. Meekins, Jr. and five sisters, Bessie M. Young, Janie Jefferson, Georgia Johnson, Annie Ruth Riggins and Linda F. Kinlaw.  Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the New Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Brian K. Scott officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites.  The family is at the home of her mother, 330 Chapman Road, Pelzers, SC.

Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mr. Furman Burnside

Mr. Furman Burnside, age 78, of 1575 Martin’s Lake Road, Gray Court, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Hillcrest Memorial Hospital, Simpsonville.

He is survived by one son; three daughters; nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Flat Ruff Baptist Church, with Rev. Jim Pyles, Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family is at the home.

 

Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens is in charge of arrangements.

John Thomas “Tommy” Bloodworth

John Thomas “Tommy” Bloodworth, 65, of 133 Ghost Creek Road, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Curtis and Louise Rankin Bloodworth.  A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of Vietnam, he retired from the Merchant Marines and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by:  a sister, Susan B. Jennings and husband Earl of Greenwood and a brother, James S. Bloodworth of Laurens.

A private family service will be held cryptside at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Thursday, June 5, 2014.  The family will be at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Laurens County, P.O. Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Baby Boy Aiden Lopez

Baby Boy Aiden Lopez died May 29, 2014 at the Greenville Memorial Hospital. 

He is survived by his mother, Tiffany Williams Lopez and his father, Paul Lopez; one brother; one sister; his paternal grandmother, his maternal grandparents; five aunts and one uncle.  A graveside service will be held 12 Noon, today, June 4, 2014 at the Laurel Hill Baptist Church, with Minister Alberta Foggie officiating.

Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens is in charge of arrangements

Elvie Jane Williams Miracle

Elvie Jane Williams Miracle, 77, of 107 Forest Drive passed away Monday May 26, 2014, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Enoree, she was a daughter of the late Wesley Furman and Ollie Mae Taylor Williams. A graduate of Presbyterian College, Mrs. Miracle received her Masters from Winthrop University and retired as a teacher from the public school system with over thirty-five years of service. She was a member of Lanford Baptist Church.

Surviving are her children, David J. Miracle and wife Sharon of Taylors and M. Scott Miracle of Atlanta, GA; brother, Jim Williams of Laurens; two grandchildren, Dana and Justine Miracle.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Bill and Ervin Williams.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Friday, May 30, 2014, at Lanford Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary on Friday, May 30, 2014, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lanford Baptist Church, 104 Patterson Plant Rd., Enoree, SC 29335.

Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Mr. Calvin (Cal) Watts, Jr.

Mr. Calvin (Cal) Watts, Jr., age 67, formerly of Simpsonville, died Friday, May 23, 2014 at the McCall Hospice House. 

He is survived by three sons; two daughters; three brothers and ten grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held 7 p.m., Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Westville Funeral Home, Greenville, SC.

Courtesy of Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn.

Rev. Clyde Blakely Jr.

Rev. Clyde  Blakely  Jr. 61   of  Spartanburg   a native of waterloo died Monday, may 26,2014

He is  Survived by his  wife Mrs. Wanda Miller Blakely of the home  Mother Mrs. Evelyn Goggins of Clinton, 4 son 2 daughter and 11 grandchildren  funeral Services for Rev.Clyde Blakely Jr. will be held on Fri,  May 30,2014 at  1:00p.m. at Mt.Moriah Baptist Church  Spartanburg  Dr. B.D  Snoddy Officiating

The family will receive visitation on Thursday May 29,2014 from 3:00 til 7:00p.m at Maxwell  Baptist Church

J.W. Woodard  Funeral  Home of  Spartanburg incharge of arrangement

This is a Courtesy of  Sanders-Thompson of  Clinton

 

Tyson Jeremiah Elijah West

Tyson Jeremiah Elijah West infant son of Jesse Lee West, Jr. and Kelsey Leanne Marlar passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Brooklyn Aaleeyah West of the home; two brothers, Jesse Lee “Trey” West, III. and Kerrion Sincere West both of Easley; maternal grandmother, Teresa West of Waterloo; paternal grandparents, Jesse Lee Brown and Sylvia West of Clinton; and maternal great grandmother, Gloria Simpson and husband Bobby of Waterloo; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by maternal great grandfather, Johnny West and paternal great grandmother, Myrtle West.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service.

Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

 

Miss. Martha Ann Wilson

Miss. Martha Ann Wilson, age 78, of McDonough, Georgia, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Sacred Journey Hospice Inc., in McDonough, Georgia.

Born in Greenville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Etolia Wilson and Lear Thomason Wilson.  She is survived by three sons, Tony Wilson of Augusta, Georgia, Eric Wilson of Bay Shore, New York and Angelo Wilson of Morrow, Georgia; five daughters, Marie Wilson English of Morrow, Georgia, Jeanette Wilson, Regina Wilson both of Amityville, New York, Darlene Wilson of Union City, Georgia, and Natisha Wilson Knox of Ellenwood, Georgia; two brothers, Milford Wilson of Greenville, South Carolina, and Johnny Wilson of Bay Shore, New York; five sisters, Doris Louise Wilson of Mauldin, South Carolina, Barbara Johnson, Willa Jones both of Dix Hill, New York, Patricia Campbell Wilson of Amityville, New York and Alizabeth Williams of Douglasville, Georgia; seventeen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 12 Noon Friday May 30th at the Reedy Fork Baptist Church, with Rev. T. E. Simmons officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn is in charge of arrangements.