Annie Lee Williams
Annie Lee Woodfork Williams, formerly of 229 Booker St., widow of Robert “Bobby” Matthews Williams, died Monday, May 24, 2004 at Edgefield Health Care.
A native of Arkansas, she moved to Greenwood in 1959. She was a former dietary helper with Greenwood School District 50 at East End Elementary and a member of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
The family is at the home of her caregiver, Willie and Barbara Spearman, 428 Wade St.
Services will be announced by Robinson & Son Mortuary Inc.
GREENWOOD – Carl E. Atkins, 86, resident of 110 Shearbrook Drive, husband of Janie Spence Miller Atkins, died May 26, 2004 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Greenville County, July 17, 1917, he was a son of the late Edward Henry Sr. and Etta Beacham Atkins. He retired from Greenwood Mills as Assistant Vice-President of Manufacturing and was a member of Mathews United Methodist Church.
Mr. Atkins was twice married, first to the late Marie Reid Atkins.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are a daughter, Tanya Atkins of Charleston; a stepdaughter, Patricia Gail Williams of Conway; a step-son, Samuel Bryant Miller of Charlotte, NC; a brother, Edward Atkins of Pawleys Island; two sisters, Alice Anthony of Smyrna, GA and Jo Ann A. Johnson of Calhoun Falls; two grandsons, Jay Dillashaw of Corpus Christi, TX and Reid Dillashaw of Rushville, Ohio; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 pm Friday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve King officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Scott Collins, Jimmy Knight, Reid Dillashaw, Jay Dillashaw, Gary Gable and Roger Edwards.
Honorary escort will be Charlie Wideman, Thomas Holiday, E. W. “Buddy” Roberts and Robert Lee Lewis.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 4 Friday afternoon.
Memorials may be made to Mathews United Methodist Church, PO Box 2066, Greenwood, SC 29646.
Juanita Lindsay Boring, 81, formerly of Concord, Tenn., widow of John Ross Boring, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at Wesley Commons.
Born in Greeneville, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Fred C. and Hattie Bowers Lindsay. She was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church and a retired teacher at Knoxville Business College.
Survivors include two sons, Lindsay Boring of Albany, Ga. and Toby Boring of Greenwood; a sister, Mary Nelle Dannenburg of Richmond, Va.; and two grandchildren of Greenwood.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Concord Masonic Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Kelly Negus.
Visitation is 4-6 tonight at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, Knoxville, Tenn.
Memorials may be made to Concord Presbyterian Church, 11000 Second Drive, Concord, Tenn. 37922 or Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, S.C. 29646.
Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood, is in charge of local arrangements.
Ernest Brown, 69, of 303 Bintage Road, widower of Carrie Mae Lockhart Brown, died Thursday, May 27, 2004 at his home.
Born in Saluda County, he was a son of the late Homer Green and Christine Brown. He was formerly employed with Lloyd Roofing Company.
Survivors include four sons, Ernest Baker, Jerry Lockhart, Douglas Lockhart and Ernest Lockhart, all of Greenwood; a daughter, Angela Lockhart of Greenwood; a brother, James F. Brown of Chappells; three sisters, Sallie Jacobs, Frankie Quarles and Mary Lee Martin of Greenwood; and 10 grandchildren.
The family is at the home.
Services will be announced by Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home.
GREENWOOD – Walter Connor Davis, 92, resident of 101 Hutson St., devoted husband of Anne Brock Davis, died May 16, 2004 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Laurens County, August 26, 1911, he was the son of the late Jason Arthur and Elizabeth Compton Davis. Mr. Davis was a graduate of Laurens High School and retired from Greenwood Mills, Harris Plant in 1976.
He was a Charter Member of Harris Baptist Church and taught the Berean Mens’ Sunday School Class for many years and also helped with the planning and development of Harris Baptist Church.
Mr. Davis was a man of great character, gentle strength, intelligence, humility and compassion. He showed great love for his family and friends.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are two sons, Randolph R. Davis and his wife, Melba G. Davis of Fairfax, VA and Michael G. Davis of Greenwood; three grandchildren, Walter Bryon Davis, Michelle Renee Davis and Ginger Leigh Norwood.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday, May 30, 2004, from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating.
Entombment will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be Walter Byron Davis, Ronald Baker, Kennon Baker, Charles Arrowood, Mike Posey, Jerry Posey, Larry McCurley, David Crotts, Harold Price, Bobby Motte and Michael Baker.
Honorary escort will be Deacons and former Deacons of Harris Baptist Church, members of the Berean Sunday School Class, Greenwood Amateur Radio Society, Greater Masonic Orders of Greenwood along with Bill Davis and Newell R. Whitener.
The family is at the home on Hutson St. and will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon.
Memorials may be made to Harris Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 Center St., Greenwood, SC 29646.
BLYTH FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE DAVIS FAMILY.
PLUM BRANCH — Joseph Elton Holbert, 84, of 4 Fishing Village Road, widower of June Martha Hyder Holbert, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at McCormick Health Care Center.
Born in Hendersonville, N.C., he was the son of the late Seymore and Lillie Edney Holbert. He was a Navy and Coast Guard veteran and retired from Greyhound Bus Lines after 38 years. He was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include three daughters; Gale Holbert of the home, Susan Ray of Plum Branch and Becky Alviso of Napa Valley, Calif., and five grandchildren.
He was the last member of his immediate family.
No services are planned at this time.
Memorials may be made to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 424 E. 92nd Street, 4th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10128.
ABBEVILLE — Grace Lucille Stewart McCarthy, 91, formerly of Calhoun Street, widow of James A. McCarthy Jr., died Saturday, May 22, 2004 at Rockwood Care and Rehab Center in Tennessee. She was a daughter of the late William and Carrie Stewart. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Abbeville.
Survivors include a son, Michael S. McCarthy Sr. of Kingston, Tenn.; a daughter, Rebecca G. Chandler of Pawleys Island; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Reiny Koschel.
Burial is in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
The body is at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 825, Abbeville, S.C. 29620.
Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge.
Louise Wiley Nesbitt
Louise Wiley Nesbitt, 93, of 2418 Kateway Drive, widow of Henry Nesbitt, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Born in Ninety Six, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Chloe Satchell Wiley. She was a member of St. Paul F.B.H. Church where she served of President of the Mother’s Board, a former member of the Senior Choir and the Prayer Band. She was the last member of her immediate family.
Survivors include her daughter, Bessie Mae Bussey of the home; six grandchildren, two reared in the home, Sheila Williams of Greenwood and Minister Helen Jones of Greenville; 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home.
Services will be announced by Robinson & Son Mortuary Inc.
Jean Dibble Meyer, 79, resident of 127 Amherst Drive, wife of Theodore J. Meyer, died August 4, 2004 at Self Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Meyer was born March 8, 1925 in Tarrytown, NY and was reared in Washington, DC. She was the daughter of the late Ayden Ayers Dibble and Lucile Shoemaker Dibble. She attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood.
Surviving in addition to her husband of 58 years are two sons, Dr. T. Mark Meyer and wife, Victoria V. of Aiken and Christopher A. Meyer and wife, Beth B. of Greenwood; grandchildren, William T. and Jenkins B. Meyer, both of Charlotte, NC, R. Ayden and Margaret V. Meyer, both of Aiken, Elizabeth A. and Ann M. Meyer, both of Greenwood.
Mrs. Meyer was predeceased by a brother, Joseph S. Dibble.
Interment will be at 10 am Friday in Elmwood Cemetery in Charlotte, NC.
Memorial services will be conducted at 4 pm Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood with Rev. David Mayo officiating.
Honorary escort will be members of the John Knox Sunday School Class.
The family is at the home in Cherokee Hills and will receive friends in the church lobby immediately following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be given to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 108 E. Cambridge Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Thornwell Home for Children, PO Box 60, Clinton, SC 29325.
BLYTH FUNERAL HOME IS ASSISTING THE MEYER FAMILY.
Henry Grady Parnell
CALHOUN FALLS — Henry Grady Parnell, 91, 390 Savannah St., widower of Lillie Pearl Madden Parnell, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004 at his home.
Born in Lowndesville, he was a son of the late Clarence Jesse and Nellie Jane Bonds Parnell. He retired from Air Conditioning Maintenance and was a World War II Army veteran. He was a 50-year member of Calhoun Falls Masonic Lodge and a member of the Hunting Club and Calhoun Falls First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Franchot L. Parnell of Hodges; a granddaughter; three step-grandsons.
Services are 2 p.m. today at Calhoun Falls Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Eldredge Kelly. Burial is in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Abbeville.
Grandsons and nephews are pallbearers.
Visitation is 1-2 today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church Food Program, Calhoun Falls, SC 29628.
Calhoun Falls Funeral Home is in charge.
Gerald Pope, Sr.
George Gerald Pope, Sr., 59, of 1914 Nation Road, husband of Teresa H. “Boobie” Pope died Aug. 3, 2004 at home.
Born in Greenwood, SC Sept. 13, 1944, he was the son of the late George Alvin Pope, and David and Annie Ruth Pope Wells. He graduated from Greenwood High School, Piedmont Technical College, and Charzanne Beauty College. He was owner of Pope’s Home Improvements for over 30 years.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 23 years are a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Rick Waits of Hodges, SC; a son, George G. “Jerry” Pope, Jr. of Ware Shoals, SC; four grandchildren, Stephen Waits, Nicole Waits, Kevin Pope, and Tyler Pope; one great-grandchild, Courtney Elizabeth Waits; one brother, Fred Pope; four sisters, Elaine Allen, Jane Harvey, June Corley, and Cindy Horton. He was predeceased by a son, Charles Richard Pope, and a brother, Danny Pope.
An informal memorial service will be held at 11 AM Friday Aug. 6, 2004 at New Life Pentecostal Church in Hodges, SC.
Memorials may be made to Teresa Pope, 1914 Nation Rd. Hodges, SC 29563, or to the charity of one’s choice.
*Cremation Society Of South Carolina*