Obituaries

Gladys Fay MURRAY, daughter of Frances BROWN and James Paul Murray of te Isaac Ouzts Line

Gladys Fay Murray, 67, of Hampton House, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenwood, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Frances Brown Murray. She was a member of Providence Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Surviving is her brother, Ray Murray (Cathy) of Greenwood; two special nieces, Bridgette Murray and Kim Jones (Scott); and special nephew, Brandy Murrah (Emily). She was preceded in death by her brother, Terry Murray. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ben Edwards officiating. Private burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. The family members are at their respective homes.  Messages and photos may be shared with the family by visiting Mrs. Murray’s life tribute page at www.harleyfuneralhome.com. The Index-Journal, Dec. 5, 2017.

Edgar W. (Nuddy) Prince, husband of Marjie Jane TIMMERMAN Prince of the Peter Ouzts II Line, son of Lunette BUSSEY and Charles Talton Prince

Edgar "Nuddy" Prince, 83, of Hwy 378 East, husband of Margie Timmerman Prince entered into rest Saturday December 2, 2017.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 3 PM at McKendree United Methodist Church with burial to follow in church cemetery. Mr. Prince was born in Edgefield County and was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church. He was the owner of Prince's Garage.  Survivors include his wife; 1 son, Edgar Way Prince; 3 grandchildren, Reanna Jo Prince, Talton Lewis Prince, and Thomas Edgar Prince; 2 brothers, William T. "Billy" Prince, and Ned Prince; and 1 sister, Bess Tripp. He was predeceased by a son Joseph "Joe" Prince, and a daughter-in-law Robin Prince.  Memorials may be made to McKendree United Methodist Church c/o Neil Bartley 102 Faulkner Mountain Rd., Edgefield, SC 29824.  The family is at the home and will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. 

Samuel Eugene Whatley, widower of Elizabeth Shaffer PARKMAN Whatley of the George Ouzts Line, son of Vera Anthenett HOLLINGSWORTH and Pope Payne Whatley, Sr.

NINETY SIX  SC - Samuel Eugene Whatley, 93, resident of Bruce Road, died Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born in Greenwood, July 8, 1924, he was a son of the late Pope Payne Whatley, Sr. and Vera Hollingsworth Whatley. Mr. Whatley was a US Navy Veteran of World War II, retired from Greenwood Mills where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club and was a longtime cattle farmer. A member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Woodman of the World, Cattleman’s Association and Master Mason of Friendship Masonic Lodge #25 and formerly volunteered with the Epworth Fire Department. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara W. Reid of Greenwood; granddaughter, Kristi Elizabeth Cothran and a great-grandson, Michael Anthony Cothran, both of Clinton; two sisters, Irma Medlock of Greenwood, Peggy Cockrell of Saluda and two brothers, Payne Whatley of Edgefield and JB Whatley and wife Dot of Cayce. Mr. Whatley was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Parkman Whatley along with a sister, Helen Banes and two brothers, Paul and Alfred Whatley. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday, December 1, 2017, from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Hoffman and Rev. Melvin Brown officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Chris Folsom, Glenn Hubbard, Hilton Dodgen, Robbie Parkman, Mark Parkman and Dan Gorman. Honorary escort will be Marion Medlock, Keith Cockrell, Larry Wash, Frank Witt, Joel Whatley, Steve Welch, John Wash and Chuck Wells. The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 to 2:00 Friday afternoon. For online condolences visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Whatley family. The Index-Journal, Nov. 30, 2017.

Becky Ann GUNNELLS Watson Waters, daughter of Eva Nell OUZTS Gunnells of the Henry Ouzts Line, wife of (1) Michael Lynn Watson and (2) Curtis Michael Waters 

Honea Path SC - Becky Ann Gunnells Watson, 63, wife of Curtis Michael Waters, of 952 Firetower Road, died Monday, November 20, 2017 at her home.  Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late William Paskel and Eva Nell Ouzts Gunnells. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Belton and retired from AnMed Healthcare after 44 years of service. Becky loved and adored her family. Surviving in addition to her devoted husband of the home are: her son, Marcus (Nichole) Watson of Mt. Pleasant, her daughter, Lyndi (Phil) Carwile of Honea Path, two brothers, William Gunnells and Ronnie Gunnells, both of Honea Path, four grandchildren, Lily Carwile, Eva Kate Carwile, Addison Carwile, and Thomas Watson. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Lynch officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories. The family is at the home and will receive friends 11-12 Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com  The Anderson Independent-Mail, Nov. 21, 2017.

Lee Ann DORN Anderson, daughter of Faye COON and Marvin Lee Dorn of the Henry Ouzts Line, Widow of David Ray Anderson

Colorado City TX - LeeAnn Dorn Anderson, age 81, passed away in her home [on November 19, 2017] with family gathered around.  She was born January 10, 1936 in Colorado City, Texas to Lee and Faye Coon Dorn.  They moved to the country and LeeAnn attended 2 room Dorn School at the age of 6, then went on to Westbrook.  LeeAnn married David Ray Anderson, August 30, 1952 in Colorado City, Texas. David and LeeAnn owned and operated the Cheveron Station in Westbrook. Later in life David went to work in the oil field pumping wells and hauling chemicals with LeeAnn there at his side.  Keeping true to her roots family meant everything to her. She attended many basketball games where she could be seen cheering on her daughter Sandy and her son Randy at the Westbrook Wildcat games. Later she made sure to follow her grandson Mark to stock shows and trap-shoots all around Texas. Once he was grown the spirit began again and she would travel to watch Madison and Aiden play sports and watch Katy Mae do cheerleading.  LeeAnn was an active member of the Dorn Methodist Church where she would go to practice her faith and to raise her family with a good Christian upbringing.  LeeAnn is survived by her daughter Sandra Rae Sheets and husband Dale of Colorado City, by her grandson Mark Rae Sheets and wife Sintia of Lake Colorado City and by her great-grandchildren Katy Mae Sheets, Aiden M Munoz, and Madison J Munoz also of Lake Colorado City. Also surviving is Jody Sams and family of Arkansas, her sister Nel Byrd and husband Leon of Aubrey Texas, by several nieces and nephews, and by her cousin F Raider of Virginia Beach, Virginia. LeeAnn is also remembered with love by July Clyrene Hale of Westbrook.  She was preceded in death by her husband David Ray Anderson and by her son Randall Lee Anderson.  LeeAnn was blessed with wonderful in-laws, Minnie Mae and A.G. Anderson who always took her side.  A funeral service for LeeAnn will be held at the Kiker Seale Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 21st at 2pm with pastor Paul Smith officiating, burial will follow in the Dorn Cemetery. A visitation for her will be held on Monday, November 20th from 6-8 pm. Those wishing may leave their condolences by visiting www.kikerseale.com.   In lieu of flowers please consider donations in her memory to Dorn Chapel UMC PO Box 1027, Colorado City Texas 79512.

Lois Jeanette SHAFFER Smith McVey, daughter of Frances Jeanette SHAFFER and Luther Curtis Parkman of the George Ouzts Line, widow of (1) Will Irby Smith, and (2) Daniel Richard (Dan) McVey

Lois Parkman Smith McVey, 88, resident of Timothy Lane, passed away November 19, 2017 at her home.  Born May 29, 1929, in Greenwood County, she was a daughter of the late Luther Curtis and Frances Jeanette Schaffer Parkman. She attended Greenwood Schools and graduated Greenwood High School and retired from Professional Medical Products.  A member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church and the Adult Sunday School Class of which she served as a former substitute teacher, she also served on several committees. She also loved quilting and was a former member of the Needlers Quilt Club and a member of the Birthday Club of 12 members and loved to travel. Mrs. McVey was a member of the Mary Pinckney Ouzts Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star which she joined in Clinton in 1975.  Surviving are her brother, William Ira "Bo" and wife Gloria Parkman and her sister, Ila and husband Gene Burgess, all of the Kirksey Community, along with many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.  She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Richard McVey, to whom she was married for seven years and her first husband, Will Irby Smith, to whom she was married for fifty three years; two sisters, Elizabeth Whatley and Margie Wash; and two brothers, Marvin Luther Parkman and Howard Irvin Parkman.  Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Huffman and Rev. Albert Hinson, III, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Robbie Parkman, Mark Parkman, Douglas Dilleshaw, Hilton Dodgen, Chuck Wells and John Wash.  Honorary escort will be Warren Johnson, Mike Byerly, Larry Wash, Glenn Hubbard, Greg Inscore, Burt Wetzel and Steve Welch.  The family is at the home on Timothy Lane and will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 Friday afternoon.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, Hospice House, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Albert Lawrence (Larry) Ouzts, son of Frances Louise KERNELLS and Jesse Paul Ouzts of the George Ouzts Line, husband of (1) Emma Ruth RIDDLEHOOVER Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, and (2) Mary Brenda BONEBREAK Ouzts

Albert L. Ouzts, 76, Knightdale, died 11-10-2017.  Arrangements: City of Oaks F.H., Raleigh.  The News & Observer (Raleigh NC), Nov. 16, 2017.

Malcolm Allen Ouzts, Sr. son of Bertie Mae DERRICK and  Wiley Griffin Ouzts, Jr. of Daniel Ouzts Line, husband of Sandra Elizabeth BICKLEY

CAYCE SC - Malcolm A. Ouzts, Sr., 81, of Cayce passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was born July 24, 1936 in Columbia, the son of the late Wiley Griffin Ouzts and Bertie Mae Derrick Ouzts. Malcolm graduated from Lexington High School and served in the US Navy.  He was last employed by Intramed Plus Pharmaceuticals for 17 years. Malcolm loved working on his classic cars. Surviving are his loving wife, Sandra Ouzts of Cayce; daughters, Teresa Ouzts and Karen (Hal) Taylor; son, Allen (Debbie) Ouzts, Jr.; grandchildren, Kaylin (Ryan) Burt, Mckenzie Ouzts, Reece (Laura) Taylor and Rachel Taylor; brother, Wylie George Ouzts. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. A private burial will be held at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.net.  The State, Nov. 8, 2017.

Jenilee (Jenny) PEARCE Ouzts, wife of Henry Lee Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Nannie Ida OLDHAM and Curtis Wheeler Pearce

Jenny Pearce Ouzts, a resident of Baton Rouge LA passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the age of 84. She was known for her infectious smile she shared with her family and friends. Jenny was valedictorian in her high school years. After high school, Jenny received a 4 year Academic Scholarship to any College within the state of Louisiana. In later years she also passed the National Exam for Nursing Home Administrator. She will forever be missed. She is survived by her loving husband Henry L. Ouzts, son Mathew Henry Ouzts, sister-in-law Sue Campbell, Julia Randell, Maxine Pearce and Judy Pearce. Brother-in-law David Miller and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Curtis and Nannie Pearce Haley, step father Mr. Floyd Haley. Two brothers, Clarence Pearce and Clifford Pearce, Sister Elaine Jenkins, sister in law Carolyn Miller. Family and Friends are invited to attend the visitation on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Greenoaks Funeral Home, located at 9595 Florida Blvd Baton Rouge. Visitation from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Funeral service at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Funeral Service Officiated by: Rev. Glen Kirby and Rev. David Miller. Honorary Pallbearers: Victor Hill and Mark Hoskins. Pallbearers: Bobby Durr, Jeffery Durr, Logan Pearce, Mathew Ouzts, Greg Pearce and Ham Benson. The Advocate.com October 30, 2017.

Duane Dennis, husband of Laura Rebecca OUTZ of the Henry Ouzts Line, son of Avis M. VEILLEUX and Duane Joseph Dennie

Laurens SC - Duane Dennie, 64, of 107 Todd Ave. and husband of Laura Outz Dennie, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017, at The Hospice House of Laurens County.  Born in Landstuhl, Germany, he was the son of the late Duane Joseph and Avis Veilleux Dennie. He was a USC graduate and received his Masters degree from Winthrop University. Duane was a devoted member of First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Duane had a love for children, was a former chairman of the Laurens County Disability and Special Needs Board, and was involved in 721 Ministries.  Coach Dennie began his teaching and coaching career in Chester, SC. He later coached at Andrew Jackson High School in Kershaw, Spring Valley High School, and Laurens District 55 High School. He was the former assistant principal at Hickory Tavern Elementary and Middle Schools, both of which held a special place in his heart. In the latter years of his teaching career, he developed a passion for behavior intervention and being a positive influence in helping to shape the lives of the young people he served.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his daughter, Elizabeth Dennie Franklin and husband Kevin of Laurens; sisters, Lin Ramstead and husband Mike of Suwanee GA and Debbie Folk and husband Paul of Kingsport  TN; sister-in-law, Jane Askew of LaGrange GA; brother-in-law John Outz of Laurens; and grandchildren, Brock and Marett Franklin and Joseph Dennie; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved son, Joseph Dennie.  Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm, Monday, October 30, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Laurens, conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson, Rev. Phil Hall, Rev. Bev. Kennedy, and Mr. Sam Clark, with burial in Westview Memorial Park.  Honorary pallbearers will be friends that Duane has coached with over the years.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church.  Memorials may be made to the Joseph Dennie Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Columbia International University, P.O. Box 3122, Columbia SC 29230, or to First Baptist Church Children's Ministry, 300 West Main St. Laurens SC 29360.   Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.   The Greenville News (Greenville SC), October 29, 2017.

Sandra Elaine QUARLES Quarles Bledsoe, daughter of Annie Louise JORDAN and John Edward Quarles of the Michael Ouzts Line, wife of (1) Darrell Robert Quarles and (2) Ralph Q. Bledsoe

Johnston SC - Mrs. Sandra Quarles Bledsoe, 66, of Slide Hill Road, wife of Ralph Bledsoe died Friday October 20, 2017. Funeral Services will be held Monday October 23, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Rocky Creek Baptist Church with burial in Sunset Gardens Memorial Cemetery in Edgefield. Mrs. Bledsoe was born in Aiken SC and was retired from Mount Vernon Mill, Riegel Division. She was a member of Phillippi Baptist Church and attended Rocky Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, four Children- Jeffrey D. (Brittany) Quarles, Robert E. (Haley) Quarles, Krystal N. Bledsoe, Ryan C. Bledsoe; one sister- Linda Q. Chrisco; 6 Grandchildren- Payton, Ellee, Brice, Destiny, Allie, and Noah. Memorials may be made to Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 632 Rocky Creek Road, Johnston SC 29832. The family is at the home and will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 7 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com   The State [Columbia SC), October 22, 2017.

Margaret NORTON Ouzts, wife of James William Ouzts, Jr. of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, daughter of Susan (Susie) KEENE and Lonzo L. Norton

Funeral services for Margaret Norton Ouzts, 83, of Cairo GA, at Midway Baptist Church, Cairo.  Interment  in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo. Mrs. Ouzts passed away at Camellia Gardens of Life Care in Thomasville GA, on October 21, 2017.  Mrs. Ouzts was born on July 13, 1934, in Cairo, to the late Lonzo L. Norton and Susan “Susie” Keene Norton. On August 8, 1953, she married James William “J.W.” Ouzts, Jr, who preceded her in death on March 4, 1993. They were married for almost 40 years. She worked for over 30 years at Ithaca Industries. She was a devoted member of Midway Baptist Church. She was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class, a choir member, the WMU, and the Young at Heart Club.  Survivors include: her son, Ronald Ouzts of Cairo; grandchildren, Melissa O. Mirick (Randall) of Cairo; great-grandchildren, Joseph Ortiz, Tyler Mirick, Parker-Madison Mirick; sisters, Carolyn Griffin (Kenneth) of Cairo, Sarah Long (Robert) of Cairo, Faye Ingram (Loyd) of Cairo, Betty Bearden (Bubba) of Cairo; brothers, Laverne Norton (Cathy) of Cairo, Charlie Norton (Teresa) of Cairo; sister-in-law, Faye Norton of Whigham GA, Beverly Walden of Cairo; 15 nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family members.  She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; granddaughter, Rhonda Elizabeth Ortiz; and brothers, Z. E. Norton, Coy Norton.  Memorials may be made in Mrs. Ouzts’ memory to: Midway Baptist Church, 2389 GA HWY 93 South, Cairo GA 39828.  The family will receive friends at Midway Baptist Church immediately following the funeral service.

Barnie Lewis Turner, Jr., husband of Fannie Mae ADAMS of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, and son of Janette (Jennie) BUTLER and Barnie Lewis Turner, Sr.

SALUDA SC - Barnie Lewis Turner, Jr., 77, of 218 Country Pond Road, Saluda, husband of Fannie Mae Adams Turner, passed away peacefully at home October 21, 2017. Born August 26, 1940, he was the son of the late Barnie and Jeanette B. Turner. A long-time supervisor with Greenwood Mills, he retired from the Sloan plant in Ninety Six. He was a contract hauler in the logging industry, and a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.  Surviving is his wife, of the home; three daughters, Peggy (Pickens) Polatty and Pansy (Jon) Watkins, both of Saluda, and Mandy (David) Bryan of Chappells; a sister, Mableen Frick of Chapin, brothers Martin (Becky) Turner and Fred (Sharon) Turner of Ninety Six; grandchildren Andrew (Elizabeth) Polatty, Caleb (Emily) Polatty, Jonathon (Caroline) Watkins, Joni Watkins, Joshua (Perrin) Bryan, and Jacob Bryan; and great-grandchildren Thomas and Hannah Polatty, and Nathan, Daniel, and Samuel Watkins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Turner.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, October 23, 2017 at Good Hope Baptist Church with the Reverend Jeremy Beauford officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Good Hope cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the home Sunday afternoon.  Memorials may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 1738 Greenwood Hwy, Saluda, SC, 29138, or the charity of one’s choice.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.rameyfuneralhome.com  Index-Journal, Oct. 22, 2017.

William Ray Jones, widower of Mary Ann OUTZ Pearson Arnold Jones of the Henry Ouzts Line, son of Maude GALBREATH and William Frank Jones

Mr. William Ray Jones, age 80 of Canon GA, entered into rest Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Open Arms Hospice (McCall's Hospice House) in Simpsonville SC.  He was born April 20, 1937 in Seneca (Oconee Co.) SC to the late William Frank Jones and Maude Galbreath Baker. He was a graduate of Clemson University where he received a masters degree in engineering. Ray was a tool and die engineer in production and manufacturing industries. He was of the baptist faith and a US Navy Veteran. Ray loved to golf and fish and was a member of the Hartwell Golf Club and American Legion Post #109.  He is survived by: his son, Bryan Ray Jones of Arden NC, daughter, Cynthia Hinton and her husband, Russell of Inman SC. Grandchildren, Savannah McCall (Ryan) of Iva SC, and Katelyn Gray (Seth) of Starr SC. Great-grandchildren surviving are, Alli Rae McCall, Aubree Gray and Jax Gray.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Ann Outz Jones, and daughters, Beverly Pearson and Susie Dimsdale. Palbearers will be: Bryan Jones, Seth Gray, Russell Hinton, Ryan McCall, Doug Sudduth and Roger Franks. Funeral services celebrating Ray's life will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Two o'clock p.m. from the chapel of Coile and Hall Funeral Directors, 333 E. Johnson Street in Hartwell GA, Rev. Jerry Gray will officiate. Burial will follow at Townville Baptist Church Cemetery in Townville SC, with military honors. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday just prior to the service at the funeral home. The family will be at their respective homes.  Coile-Hall Funeral Home, Hartwell GA.  The Anderson Independent-Mail (SC), Oct. 16, 2017.

Travis James Ouzts, Jr. EdD, son of Maudelle Elizabeth SPIKES and Travis James (T.J.) Ouzts, Sr., husband of Bettye Jo MIMS Ouzts

Dr. Travis James Ouzts Jr., age 87, of Douglas GA passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017,  at Residence.  Dr. Ouzts was born on July 6, 1931, in Douglas GA to the late Travis James Ouzts, Sr. and Maudelle Elizabeth Ouzts.  Survivors include: Wife; Bettye Jo Ouzts of Douglas GA, Daughters: Kathryn and her husband Wayne, Corley Sr., of Fayetteville GA, Mary Kay Strickland and Phil Schlenk of Lawrenceville GA, Son: Travis "JIM" and is wife Dorinda Ouzts, III, of Albany GA, Grandchildren: Anthony Corley, Amber Corley, Jonathan Ouzts, Carolyn "Cara" Hunter and Kathryn "Liz" Strickland. Great-Grandchildren: Addyson Corley, Cason Corley, Riley Ouzts, and Amelia Ouzts.  Preceded by: Father; Travis Ouzts Sr., Mother: Maudelle Ouzts. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Sims Funeral Home.  The funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Sims Funeral Home with Rev. Shep Johnson officiating.Interment to follow at the Douglas City Cemetery.

Wells Chesterfield (Andy) Anderson III, son of Barbara Jean WILSON Anderson of the Isaac Ouzts Line and Wells Chesterfield Anderson, Jr.

Wells Chesterfield “Andy” Anderson, III, 61, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Hospice House. Born in Greenwood, October 17, 1955, he was a son of Barbara Wilson Anderson and the late Wells Chesterfield Anderson, Jr.  Surviving in addition to his mother of Greenwood are his sister, Lynn A. Robertson and brother, Freddie W. Anderson and wife Melanie, all of Greenwood. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the love and care shown to Andy by the staff of Whitten Center. You were as family to him. We’re also eternally grateful for the compassion and gracious spirit shown by the Doctors, Staff and Volunteers at Hospice Care of the Piedmont, Hospice House. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday in Greenwood Memorial Gardens with Dr. Jeff Lethco officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Whitten Center Special Contribution Fund, Unit 110, PO Box 239, Clinton SC 29325. For online condolences visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Anderson family. The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), October 6, 2017.

Althea Ann PARTEN Ouzts, widow of Martin Emmett Ouzts III of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, daughter of Ruth BUTLER and Wilbur Henry Parten

Althea Ann Ouzts, 79, of Atlanta, died October 1, 2017. A native of Macon GA, Althea was a lifelong resident of Atlanta and a member of Briarcliff United Methodist Church. Althea was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Martin Emmett Ouzts III, parents, Wilbur Henry and Ruth Butler Parten. She is survived by her sister, Beverly Zeller (Howard) and her caregiver, Renee Cooper Edlin. Althea graduated from Mercer University in Macon GA with a BA in Arts and went on to get her CPA certification from Georgia State University.  She and Martin opened Ouzts & Ouzts CPA Firm where they served the public for over 50 years. She was an honorary member of GA Society of CPA's and a member of The American Institute of CPA's. She and Martin enjoyed spending time at their second residence on St. Simons Island GA. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, October 12, 2017 at Briarcliff UMC with Rev. Robert Frederick Maltzahn officiating.  A second Memorial service will be held at a later date on St. Simons Island. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Briarcliff UMC.  A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home & Crematory.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 8, 2017.

Sara Virginia TURNER Davis Turner, widow of William Harold (Bill) Turner of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, daughter of Rosa Lee FARMER and James Otts Turner

Sara Virginia Turner, 92, of 1002 Marshall Road, Greenwood, widow of William Harold “Bill” Turner, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at her home. Born in Switzer SC, she was a daughter of the late James Otts Turner and Rosa Lee Farmer Turner. Sara retired from Professional Medical Products and was a member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by a step daughter, Roxanne Akers. Surviving are her children, Sherry Fowler (James), Fremon Davis, Jr. (Linda) and Ernie Davis (Carolyn), all of Greenwood; a step-son-in-law, Jeff Akers; a step daughter Mary Frances Anderson of Greenwood; a sister, Margaret McDowell of Spartanburg; nine grandchildren; and nineteen great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bobby Gilbert officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside. Memorials may be made to Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 772 Old Ninety Six Highway, Greenwood SC 29646. The family would like to express their gratitude for the love and care shown from her caregivers, Shirley Giles, Sandra Crenshaw, Rosa Alexander, Elizabeth Brock, Betty Davis and Linda Williams. Messages and photos can be shared on Sara’s life tribute page by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), Oct. 3, 2017.

John Hanpton (Hamp) Warner, Jr., husband of Jill Marie HERIN Warner of the Elizabeth Ouzts Lowery Line, son of Dr. Ann BOWEN and John Hampton Warner, Sr.

John Hampton “Hamp” Warner, Jr., 67, resident of Parkwood Road, husband of Jill Herin Warner, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at his home. Born in Greenwood June 28, 1950, he was a son of the late John Hampton, Sr., and Dr. Ann Bowen Warner. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and Clemson University, Class of 1972. He also received his Master’s Degree in Micro-Biology from Clemson in 1974. Hamp retired from Capsugel as Director of Quality after 40 years of service. He was an avid international Big Game hunter with many record trophies including the “Big 5” and “Dangerous 7”. He worked with Wheeling Sportsman to take physically handicapped individuals hunting annually; served as the president of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Neil Cost Chapter; was an active board member of the Quality Deer Management Association and served on the Upper Savannah Land Trust Board. Hamp was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, where he served in many capacities. Hamp served as the President of the Men’s Club, an usher, greeter and was a member of the Drake Sunday School Class. He served on the United Methodist Men Church Council board of trustees and the Staff Parrish Relations Committee. Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home, are a daughter, Herin Elizabeth Warner of the University of Florida; two sons, Hampton Pierce Warner of the home and John Hampton Warner, III of Columbia; a brother, Dr. William “Bill” Warner and wife Kristie of Greenwood; mother-in-law, Joan Cannon Herin of Greenwood. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, October 1 at Main Street United Methodist Church, with Rev. James McCoy-Bruce and Mr. James Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Oakbrook Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jim Terry, George Coleman, Jimmy Sanders, John Bracknell, Jerry Rentz and Fred Cooley. Honorary escort will be Howard Boughtnight, Dr. Claudio Guareschi, Josephine Abney, Dennis Waters, Walter Martin, Johnny Moore, Dr. Jeff Lanford, Brad Thompson, Steve Mann, Valerie Rodgers and Ronald Rhodes. The family is at the home in Gatewood and will receive friends Saturday, September 30 from 4 until 6 p.m. at Blyth Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 211 North Main Street, Greenwood, SC, 29646; or to the Clemson University Foundation, PO Box, 1889, Clemson SC 29633-1889. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Warner family. The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), Sept. 30, 2017.

Christine Elizabeth (Christie) JOLLY Ouzts, widow of Frank Johnson Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Annie BRASWELL and Richard Jolly

Christine Jolly Ouzts, age 86, of Lenoir, made her journey to be with her Lord and Savior on September 25, 2017 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care-Lenoir. She was born June 7, 1931 in Caldwell County to the late Richard and Annie Braswell Jolly.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Ouzts; brother, Bill Jolly; and granddaughter, Rebecca Lackey.  Mrs. Ouzts was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where she often sang and played the piano.  She loved her vegetable and flower gardens, especially her roses.  She also enjoyed traveling to the mountains and beach.  She was a loving mother and grandmother, who was always there for her family and will be greatly missed by all who loved her.  Survivors include one daughter, Debra Calloway of Lenoir; two great-grandchildren, Christina Lackey of Lenoir, and Joshua Campbell and wife Katy of Granite Falls; and one great-great-granddaughter, Sophia, who was her latest ray of sunshine.  Graveside services will be held Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church of Whitnel conducted by Rev. Russell Cook.  The family would like to request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Caldwell Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir NC 28645 or Trinity Baptist Church, 104 Southwest Mulberry Street, Lenoir NC 28645.  The family wishes to express their gratitude to all the nurses and doctors of Caldwell UNC Health Care ICU unit and the staff of Hospice for their care and comfort. Online condonences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com.  Greer-McElveen Funeral Home is assisting the Ouzts family.

Mary Ann OUTZ Pearson Arnold Jones, daughter of Georgia Lee Walters and C. F. Outz of the Henry Ouzts Line, wife of (1) Edward O. Pearson, 2. Doyle Edward Arnold, and (3) William Ray Jones

Canon GA - Mrs. Mary Ann Outz Jones, age 79 of Canon GA, wife of William Ray Jones, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at her home. She was a native of Beaver Dam Community in Townville SC, and was the daughter of the late C.F. and Georgia Walters Outz. She graduated from Townville High School and was a member of Townville Baptist Church.  Surviving in addition to her husband of 42 years, is one daughter, Cindy Hinton (Russell) of Inman SC, one step-son, Bryan Jones of Arden NC, two grandchildren, Savannah McCall (Ryan) of Iva SC, Katelyn Gray (Seth) of Starr SC. Three great-grandchildren, Alli, Aubree and Jax. She was preceded in death by one brother, Lane Walter Outz of Townville SC and two daughters, Beverly Pearson and Susie Dimsdale. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Two o'clock p.m. from the chapel of Coile and Hall Funeral Directors, 333 E. Johnson Street in Hartwell. Rev. Jerry Gray will officiate. Burial will follow at Townville Baptist Church Cemetery in Townville SC.  The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon 12-2 just prior to the service at the funeral home.. The family will be at the home.  Coile and Hall Funeral Directors in Hartwell will be serving the Jones family.  Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.chsfuneralhome.com  The Anderson Independent-Mail, September 23, 2017.

Geneva Elizabeth (Neva) MANSON Dorn Dilleshaw, widow of Morris Self Dorn, Sr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line and James Edward Dilleshaw, daughter of Elizabeth PRUITT and Winton Franklin Manson, Sr.

Neva Dorn Dilleshaw, 97, of 437 East Cambridge Ave., widow of James Dilleshaw, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at NHC of Greenwood. Born in Edgefield County, she was the daughter of the late Winton and Elizabeth Pruitt Manson. Neva was formerly employed with Abney Mills and was a member of New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was twice married, first to the late Morris Self Dorn and was preceded in death by a son, Steve Dilleshaw. Surviving are her children, Roberta Dill (Raymond), Morris Dorn, Jr. (Jackie) and Michael Dorn, Sr., all of Greenwood; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Tim Ellenburg officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the office at the cemetery. The family would like to express their gratitude to the employees of NHC and Caris Hospice for the love and care shown to their mother. Memorials may be sent to National Health Care, 437 East Cambridge Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Caris Hospice. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements. Index-Journal, Sept. 14, 2017.

David Freddie McCary, son of James Julian McCary of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Brenda Joyce HASTINGS

Ninety Six SC - David Freddie McCary, 75, husband of Brenda Hastings McCary, of Ninety Six, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Richland County SC, July 20, 1942, he was the son of the late James J. and Annie Pearl Adams McCary. After completing his education, Mr. McCary became an employee of Greenwood Mills where he retired after more than 40 years of service. He was a proud member of the Greenwood Mills Quarter Century Club.  Mr. McCary attended Faith Temple Congregational Holiness Church in Saluda for more than 50 years and was heavily involved in the building of the church in 1963. He was currently attending Saluda First Pentecostal Holiness Church and was very involved in mission work.  Surviving in addition of his loving wife of 55 years are, a daughter, Angela (Darrell) Dunning of Ninety Six; two sons, Jai (Teresa) McCary of Ninety Six and Travis (Nicole) McCary of Greenwood; eight grandchildren, Tara Smith, Heather Harvley, Amanda McCary, Dusty Allen, Frances Moore, Bo McCary, Grace McCary and April McCary; one step-grandson Jonathan Dunning; thirteen great grandchildren, Kadence Harvley, Aiden Harvley, Jackson Rhodes, Ashland Harvley, Chloe Moore, Arya Moore, Brelynne Moore, Jameson Dunning, Lochlan Dunning, Whitman Dunning, Skylar Gamble, Cameron Gamble and Destiny Gamble; three half-sisters, Jenny Wise, Charlotte Haitt and Charlene Haitt all of Bamburg; two half-brothers, Danny Haitt of Bamburg and Mitch Haitt of Virginia.  Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 PM from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Louie Murray and Mr. Dusty Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Mayson Memorial Cemetery of Good Hope Baptist Church in Saluda. Pallbearers will be Jai McCary, Travis McCary, Sammy Harvley, Bo McCary, Dusty Allen, Bubba Dorn, Brian Barden, Ben Rhodes, and Junior Pallbearers Aiden Harvley and Jackson Rhodes.  Honorary Escorts will be Payne Whatley, Dr. Clayton Hearn, Dr. Joshua Black, Dr. Grant Woodfin, Tobie Minor, Willie Barden, Yurgen Harter and Members of the Adult Sunday School Class of First Pentecostal Holiness Church.  The family will be at the home 307 Pheasant Road, Ninety Six and will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers the family request memorials are made to Saluda First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 338 Greenwood Hwy, Saluda SC 29138.

Dorothy Faye OUZTS Erdmann Settles Haar, daughter of Jennie Mae KYZER and Bennie Lee (Bud) Outs of the Peter Ouzts II Line, wife of (1) Gordon Elliott Erdmann, (2) Settles, and (3) Haar.

WINSTON SALEM NC - Faye Ouzts Settles died September 4, 2017 at her home in Winston Salem NC, after a long, brave battle with cancer. She faced this final adversity in her life as she did all others, with style, grace, and courage.  Faye was born and grew up in Newberry SC, and was a graduate of Newberry High School, class of 1962.  She is survived by two brothers, Ben Ouzts and his wife Martha; and Allen Ouzts and his wife Linda; and three sisters, Jay Booth, Carol Sease, and Margaret Sease.  Faye is survived by her three daughters, Kimberly Plum, Kathleen Settles and Tamara Haar; and one son, Chris Erdmann and his wife Kewaunne. She has four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Faye loved travel, especially in the mountains, crossword puzzles, animals, and reading. She used her skills at cooking and baking to become a first baker at Fresh Market in Winston Salem where she worked for many years. Family and close friends held a private memorial ceremony in the mountains.  The Newberry Observer (Newberry SC), Sept. 20, 2017.

Helen Lorene BERRY, daughter of Alice Lee RUSSELL and Johnnie Lewis Berry of the Jacob Ouzts II line

EDGEFIELD – Helen Lorene Berry, 88, went to be with her Lord on Saturday September 2, 2017. Miss Berry was born in Greenwood County and was a life-time resident of her beloved Edgefield, SC. She was a retired Textile Worker. The love she had for her family will be greatly missed. Survivors include; 1 sister, Miriam Stinchcomb; 1 sister-in-law, Lucy Berry; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Alice Berry, and 2 brothers, Cecil and Marcel Berry. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday September 5, 2017 at 2 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with burial in Eastview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM before the service at the funeral home. The family would like to give a special thanks to all of the staff at The Ridge Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Edgefield, SC. Memorials may be made to Hopeful Baptist Church PO Box 132, Hephzibah GA 30815. Pallbearers will be her nephews. 

Roy J. Pollard III, husband of Patricia Margaret (Tricia) SMITH Pollard of the Peter Ouzts II Line, son of Brenda B. SOUTHERLAND and Roy J. Pollard, Jr.

Roy Pollard III, 53, resident of 2125 Ninety Six Hwy., husband of Patricia “Tricia” Pollard, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the HospiceCare of the Piedmont. Born in Greenwood on March 22, 1964, he was a son of Roy Jr. and Brenda B. Pollard. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and worked at Covidien for over 15 years until his illness. He enjoyed many hobbies including hunting, gun collecting, and working on his beloved van. Above all else, Roy deeply loved his family and fought every day to spend more time with them. Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home and his parents of Robbinsville NC, are three sons, Adam and wife Taylor Pollard of Greenwood, Joshua and wife Holly Pollard of Simpsonville and Brayden Pollard of the home; two brothers, Greg and wife Kelly Pollard of Greenwood and Tracy Pollard of Robbinsville NC; many nieces and nephews and also a great friend, Mark Cook. A special thank you to his sister-in-law, Tempie Gilmer, who took great care of Roy through his illness with the help of a great home care nurse, Meka Bratcher, whom he loved as family. Also, the family would like to show their appreciation to Dr. Christopher Ceraldi for his care and compassion. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Durst Ave Church of God, with Rev. Milton Stubblefield and Rev. Larry Medlin officiating. Burial will follow at Oakbrook Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Glenn Woodard, Chuck Surrett, Mark Bennett, Jamey Walker, James Ouzts, Gene Thomas, David Lindler and Wade Barrett. Honorary escorts will be nephews and members of Bikers for Christ, Fire & Iron, and Lost Boyz. The family is at the home of his son Adam, 155 Cherokee Dr., Greenwood 29649, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave, Greenwood SC 29646; or the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300, Rockville MD 20852 For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com Blyth Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Pollard family. The Index-Journal, Aug. 25, 2017.

Connie Belle CORLEY Buzhardt, wife of Albert Patterson Buzhardt of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, daughter of Bessie BAILEY and Wayman  Etheredge  Corley

Connie Corley Buzhardt, wife of the late Albert P. Buzhardt, died August 20, 2017 at Self Regional Health Care. Born October 18, 1925 in Trenton, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Wayman Ethridge and Bessie Bailey Corley.  Connie was a graduate of Trenton High School and Greenwood College of Commerce. She worked as staff assistant at Greenwood County Health Department for thirty three years, retiring in 1985. She was an active member of Harris Baptist Church, where she served as church hostess for thirty years. She enjoyed teaching her T.E.L. Sunday school class until just a week before her death. Connie was also a member of Greenwood Women’s Club, Chrysanthemum Garden Club and SC State Employee’s Association.  Connie treasured her family and friends, delighting in entertaining them with her culinary talents. She will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, her positive outlook on life and her generosity towards others. She truly was an inspiration to anyone who knew her.   She is survived by daughters, Debra Leeke and husband Terrell of Greenville and Martha Ann Davis and husband Tommy of Greenwood; grandchildren Sallie (Frank) Manning, Patrick McAmish, Anna Blair (Price) Cameron and Caroline Davis, along with seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers Wayman Corley of Aiken and Marcus Corley of Edgefield; sisters Reba Bailey of Augusta and Betsy Stribling of North Augusta.  In addition to her husband and parents, Connie was preceded in death by three brothers, Lee, Pete, and Ross Corley and one sister, Laura Forrester.  A Celebration of her life will be conducted at Blyth Funeral Home Chapel Thursday at 11 AM with the Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home of Martha Ann and Tommy Davis on Pinecrest Dr. and will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 9:30 until the service hour.  Pallbearers will be Patrick McAmish, Frank Manning, Price Cameron, Tommy Stribling, Paul Stribling, Steve Buzhardt, Dan Buzhardt and Lee Buzhardt.  Memorials made be made to Harris Baptist Church, 300 Center St, Greenwood, SC 29649, or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W Alexander Ave, Greenwood, SC 29646.  Connie Corley Buzhardt, wife of the late Albert P. Buzhardt, died August 20, 2017 at Self Regional Health Care. Born October 18, 1925 in Trenton, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Wayman Ethridge and Bessie Bailey Corley. Connie was a graduate of Trenton High School and Greenwood College of Commerce. She worked as staff assistant at Greenwood County Health Department for thirty three years, retiring in 1985. She was an active member of Harris Baptist Church, where she served as church hostess for thirty years. She enjoyed teaching her T.E.L. Sunday school class until just a week before her death. Connie was also a member of Greenwood Women’s Club, Chrysanthemum Garden Club and SC State Employee’s Association.  Connie treasured her family and friends, delighting in entertaining them with her culinary talents. She will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, her positive outlook on life and her generosity towards others. She truly was an inspiration to anyone who knew her.  She is survived by daughters, Debra Leeke and husband Terrell of Greenville and Martha Ann Davis and husband Tommy of Greenwood; grandchildren Sallie (Frank) Manning, Patrick McAmish, Anna Blair (Price) Cameron and Caroline Davis, along with seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers Wayman Corley of Aiken and Marcus Corley of Edgefield; sisters Reba Bailey of Augusta and Betsy Stribling of North Augusta. In addition to her husband and parents, Connie was preceded in death by three brothers, Lee, Pete, and Ross Corley and one sister, Laura Forrester.  A Celebration of her life will be conducted at Blyth Funeral Home Chapel Thursday at 11 AM with the Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  The family is at the home of Martha Ann and Tommy Davis on Pinecrest Dr. and will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 9:30 until the service hour.  Pallbearers will be Patrick McAmish, Frank Manning, Price Cameron, Tommy Stribling, Paul Stribling, Steve Buzhardt, Dan Buzhardt and Lee Buzhardt. Memorials made be made to Harris Baptist Church, 300 Center St, Greenwood, SC 29649, or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W Alexander Ave, Greenwood, SC 29646.

Francis Earl (Bubba) Eddy, Jr., son of Bennie Faye SMITH and Francis Earl (Frank) Eddy, Sr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, Husband of (1) Timi Marie STEWART Eddy, (2) Vera Ann KRAJCI Eddy

Frank "Bubba" Earl Eddy, Jr., 50, of 112 Clifton Street, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his home. Born in Greenwood, he was the son of Frank Earl Eddy, Sr. and Bennie Faye Smith Eddy. He was formerly employed by Dinks Body Shop and attended Connie Maxwell Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his children, Desiree Nessen (Tyler) of Jacksonville NC, Stewart Eddy, Austin Eddy, both of Greenwood, and Marie Eddy (Calleb Whittle) of Ninety Six; two sisters, Anna Wood (Stokes Adams, III) of Greenwood and Angela Poss (Ben) of Asheville NC; and a grandchild, Caliana Nessen of Jacksonville NC. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Miller Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Russell Chalmers, Todd Mathews, Tony Crouch, David Lake, Taylor Garner, Val Ettson, Jason Goldman, and Joshua Goldman. Honorary escort will be employees and former employees of Dinks Body Shop. The family will receive friends before the service on Thursday from 12-1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, PO Box 1178, Greenwood SC 29648. The family is at the home of his parents, 211 Mill Road South, Greenwood SC 29646. Messages and photos may be shared with the family by visiting Frank’s life tribute page at www.harleyfuneralhome.com. The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), August 17, 2017.

Jessie Ouzts PARKMAN Allen, daughter of Jessie Tolbert OUZTS and William Joe (Sug) Parkman of the Abram Ouzts Line, widow of William Kinniard Allen

J. "Becky" Parkman Allen, 88, wife of the late Kinniard Allen, died Saturday August 12, 2017.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday August 15, 2017 at 11 AM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with burial in East View Cemetery.  Mrs. Allen was born in Edgefield County and was the daughter of the late William J. and Jessie Ouzts Parkman. She was retired from Crest Manufacturing Co. as an Office Manager and a member of Edgefield First Baptist Church. Survivors include, one son, William "Greg" (Kathy) Allen; two grandchildren, Nicole (Jay) Gilliam, and Jessica Allen; and one great-grandson, Whit Gilliam; and her niece, Carrie Hopkins Monday. Memorials may be made to Edgefield First Baptist Church P.O. Box 624, Edgefield, S.C. 29824, or a charity of one's choice.  The family will receive friends Monday August 14, 2017 from 6 to 7 PM at Funeral Home.  Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Marian Virginia JAMES Dorn, wife of Charles Clyburn Dorn of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of Edith Jane PADGETT and Arthur Arlen (Red) James

Virginia James Dorn, 79, died Sunday, August 6, 2017, at her home in Greenville after a  period of declining health.  Born on August 1, 1938, in Greenwood SC, daughter of the late Arthur A. (Red) and Edith Padgett James, Virginia was a stylish Southern beauty who caught the eye and captured the heart of Charles C. Dorn, an Army veteran just back from the Korean war. They married, had two children and, as he rose in his sales career, made homes in Greenville SC; Atlanta GA; Mobile AL; Fort Walton Beach FL; and Baton Rouge LA. Unexpectedly widowed at just 46, Virginia picked herself up and built a new home in Greenville, where she spent the remainder of her life.  Virginia never lost her sense of style, her quick wit, or her graciousness and charm. She delighted in her family and friends, the company of neighborhood children, and the antics of her newest granddog Arthur.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles C. Dorn; son, Charles Phillip (Phil) Dorn; and longtime companion, Jim Center. She is survived by her daughter, Jane A. Dorn of Greenville, and by her devoted caregiver, Kay Carter, whom Virginia described as “the very best friend I ever had.” The family is also grateful to Interim HealthCare Hospice for providing Virginia’s comforting end-of-life care.  Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, August 10 at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 3302 Highway 25 North, Greenwood SC 29649, led by long-time friend Scott Shuford.  Visitation is prior to the service from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at Blyth Funeral Home, 1425 Montague Avenue Ext. in Greenwood.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Virginia’s memory to Interim HealthCare Hospice, Box 12243, Greenville SC or Greenville County Animal Care, 328 Furman Hall Road #C, Greenville SC 29609, www.greenvillecounty.org/acs.

Linda WORTHINGTON Lagrone, wife of Marshall Neil Lagrone, Jr. of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, daughter of Henrietta TURNER and James Johnny Worthington

Linda Worthington Lagrone, 76, of 111 Lollis Road, wife of Marshall N. Lagrone, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at her home. Born in Greenwood County on September 2, 1940, she was a daughter of the late James and Henrietta Turner Worthington. She retired from Tyco after 29 years of service and was a member of the Chapter M Honda Motorcycle Club. Linda enjoyed camping, riding motorcycles and gardening. Surviving, in addition to her husband of 58 years and her pet, Diesel, of the home, are her son, Mark Lagrone (Sharon) and her daughter, Michelle Bennett, both of Greenwood; her sister, Gail Goldman (Wayne) of Florida; three grandchildren, Justin Lagrone of NC, Amber Lagrone and Thomas Bennett, both of Greenwood; a great-grandson, Dalton Bennett; nieces, Donna Haidar of Texas, Toni Badger (Randy) of Greenwood and April Brower (Chris) of Florida; and a nephew, Tim Goldman of NC. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Mark Bennett, Brad Rogers, Nick Meredith, Jerry Crittendon, Dillon Burch and Jacob Johnson.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. The family is at the home. Messages and photos may be shared by visiting Linda’s life tribute page at www.harleyfuneralhome.com. Index-Journal, Aug. 3, 2017.

William Roy (Bill) Ouzts, Jr., son of William Roy Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line and Luella Isabella (Isabell) HAYS, husband of (1) Dorothy Carrie WROTEN, (2) Shirley Rosalind GRAHAM, (3) Naidean Fay

William Roy "Bill" Ouzts Jr., 92, of Chandler, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He is surely with our Lord and Savior.  Bill was born December 15, 1924, in Haughton LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Roy Ouzts and Luella Isabell Hayes; two brothers and spouses, Ernest W. (Micki) Ouzts and John M. (Jan) Ouzts; and two sisters and spouses, Betty L. (Ted) Youngblood and Anita L. (Melvin) Williams.  Bill attended Minden High School in Minden LA; enlisted in the USMC during WWII and was assigned to the 3rd Marine Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment and was deployed to the Pacific Theater. He was honorably discharged and began employment with the L&A Railroad out of Minden. The L&A Railroad discontinued service to Minden at which time Bill continued his education at Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Pittsburgh PA, earning an engineering degree. After graduation, he worked for Halliburton oilfield services in New Orleans LA, as a cementer, promoted to Southern Regional Safety Supervisor in Houston, then Western Regional Safety Supervisor in Midland, before retiring after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Naidean Fay Ouzts, of Chandler; a sister and spouse, Evelyn (Jerry) McFarland, of Minden; five children and spouses, Jean Williams, Jeri McCormick, William S. (Diane) Ouzts, Corinne Preston, Brenda (Tip) Kirwan; three grandchildren and spouse, William S. Ouzts Jr., Thomas Taylor (Faith) Kirwan, and Alexander M. Browne; four stepsons and spouses, Tony, Thomas (Corrie), Travis (Thu) and Ricky (Brandy); and four stepgrandchildren, Savannah, Keoni, Adin and Lily.  A private memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Martin Springs Baptist Church, Chandler, with Brother Josh Smiley officiating.  The Tyler Morning Telegraph, Aug. 12, 2017. 

Barbara Lee JACKSON Dorn Barton, widow of Lawrence Calvin (Buddy) Dorn of the Henry Ouzts Line, and Dr. Richard F. Barton, daugter of Mildred TURNER and Alexander C. Jackson

LUBBOCK TX - Barbara Jackson Barton, 89, a longtime resident of Lubbock, died in Houston on July 29 of complications following a stroke. Mrs. Barton, the daughter of A. C. and Mildred Jackson, was a Lubbock native and graduated from Lubbock High School and from Texas Tech University in 1949. She was a teacher in the Lubbock public school system for 30 years after which she and her husband, Dr. Richard F. Barton, retired to Panama City Beach FL. She was a member of the First Christian Church and active in many school and community organizations in Lubbock. Mrs. Barton was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, as well as her first husband, Lawrence C. Dorn. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Dorn of Houston and Nancy Dorn of Washington DC, as well as two grandchildren, Caroline and Patrick Whittinghill. Her sister, Eleanor Jackson Marshall of Virginia Beach, VA and numerous nieces and nephews join her family and friends in celebrating her life and contributions to her community. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Alzheimer's Association.

William Byron (Bill) Ouzts, son of Gladys Lousie WISE and Byron Ouzts of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, husband of Sharon E. STILGER Ouzts

Ouzts, William Byron "Bill”, 82, of Louisville passed away peacefully on July 28, 2017. Bill was born on April 7, 1935 in Frankfort, Kentucky to the late Byron and Gladys Ouzts. Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife of 60 years, the former Sharon Stilger; son, Michael Byron Ouzts (Melody); daughter, Terry O. Harbin (Mitchell); granddaughter, Olivia Joy Ouzts; sisters, Jane Longest (Bill), Ann Bowman (Bill), and Joan Irwin; and a brother, Gene Ouzts (Jeanie).  Bill's career was at Citizens Fidelity in Louisville and Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, PA.  Funeral Service will be Monday, July 31 at Schur Funeral Home, 7500 West Highway 146, Pewee Valley, 40056 with burial at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 noon until time of service at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be at a later date. Schur Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.  The Courier-Journal on July 30, 2017

Sarah Ann OUZTS Mars Lamb, daughter of Georgia Kate (Kathy) STATION Montgomery and Purvis Gary Ouzts of the Abram Ouzts Line, wife of (1) Marion Lee Mars and (2) Warren Lee Lamb of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line

TROY  SC - Sarah Ann Lamb, 60, of 1124 Kirksey Pittsburg Road, Troy, wife of Warren Lee Lamb, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Hospice House. Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late Purvis Gary Ouzts and Cathy Montgomery Ouzts. Sarah was a house wife and enjoyed making Native American jewelry. She was a member of Mt. Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Staton. Surviving, in addition to her husband of the home, are her children, Cathy Joyce Hodge (Michael), Gary Lee Mars (Amy), Angela Jean Price (Doug), all of Greenwood and Casey Denise Workman (Jeff) of McCormick; a sister, Brenda Heard Gaines (Frank) of Greenwood; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be held at 4 pm on Sunday at Mt. Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Ouzts officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Doug Price, Big Mike, Little Mike, Buck Lamb, Jeff Lamb and Jeff Workman. The family will receive friends at Harley Funeral Home on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The family is at the home. Messages and photos can be shared on Sarah’s life tribute page by visiting www.harleyfunerahome.com Index-Journal, July 28, 2017.

Charles Daniel (Danny) Attaway, Sr., son of Rubie Mae Shaver and Charles Edgar (Speedy) Attaway of the Isaac Ouzts Line, husband of (1) Sharon Pardue and (2) Kathy Cobb

Charles Daniel “Danny” Attaway, Sr., 64, resident of Brownlee Dr., husband of Kathy Cobb Attaway, died Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his son’s residence.  Born November 13, 1952 in Greenwood to the late Charles Edgar and Ruby Shaver Attaway, Danny was a 1970 graduate of Greenwood High School and was a retired Commercial and Residential Painter. He was an avid bowler and drummer, and was of the Baptist faith.  Surviving other than his wife of the home are two daughters, Pam (Michael) Noffz of Bradley and Angie (Steve) Boiter of Waterloo; two sons, Charles Attaway, Jr. and friend Matthew Pitts of Hodges and Ronald Locklear of Forest City, NC; a brother, James (Faye) Attaway of Greenwood; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 12:00 noon from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bette Hedden officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  The family is at the home of his son, Charles Attaway, Jr., 4113 Moorefield St. in Hodges and will receive friends Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM prior to the service.  Pallbearers will be Jason Boswell, Ryan Hodges, Calvin Locklear, Matthew Pitts, Michael Noffz, and Stephen Boiter. Memorials in memory of Danny may be made to the Charles Attaway, Jr. account, c/o Blyth Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Greenwood SC 29648.

Albert Benjamin (Al) Watkins, son of Neta Belle OUZTS of the Isaac Ouzts Line and Wilbur Lott Watkins, husband of Salliejean SKINNER Watkins

Albert Benjamin Watkins succumbed to cancer at age 76 on Thursday, July 21st, 2017. He was born in Greenwood SC on April 7, 1941 to Wilbur and Neta (Ouzts) Watkins, who preceded him in death. His brother Jack and sister Mildred also preceded him in death. He completed his elementary and high school years in Greenwood. He is survived by his wife Salliejean (Skinner) Watkins of Fort Mill, and step-sons John Deahl (Brad) of Tybee Island GA, Eric Deahl (Louise) of Lexington SC, Steven Deahl (Theresa) of Huntsville AL and Joseph Deahl (Denise) of Clover SC.  He is also survived by seven step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren and two nephews.  Al followed a career in visual merchandising after graduating from high school. He worked for J.C. Penny's and Belk's for years, retiring from Belk's. After a short time in retirement, he was a produce manager for Winn Dixie in Charlotte. The last five years part-time in Season Passes at Carowinds, and always looked forward to summers when he was employed there.  Al loved working in his yard and helping other people with yard work and landscaping. He often said he loved his step-sons as if they were his own sons. His greatest joy was serving the Lord in his church family at Ascension Lutheran in Charlotte NC. He sang with the choir at times, served as a Lay Minister, Stephen Minister, and Stephen Leader. Al was the "soup maker" for the Soup Kitchen at Ascension when it first opened it's doors. He was also active in the Via de Cristo community. He loved people, and especially children, saying he never grew out of his childhood himself.  A memorial service will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church in Charlotte at the corner of East Morehead Street and Kenilworth Avenue on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2 p.m.

John Augustus (Johnny) Duckworth IV, husband of Melanie MURRAY Duckworth of the Isaac Ouzts Line, son of Mary F. (Bobbie) SPEARMAN and John Augustus Duckworth III

John Augustus “Johnny” “John Boy” Duckworth IV, 61, of 3401 Callison Highway, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Hospice House.  Born in Portsmouth OH, he was a son of John Augustus Duckworth III and the late Mary Spearman Duckworth. Johnny was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and attended Ninety Six Church of God.  Surviving is his father of Greenwood; his daughter, April Timmerman (Tee) of Ninety Six; a sister, Rhonda Carithers of Greenwood and grandchildren, Abby Timmerman, Gracie Timmerman and Drew Timmerman, all of Ninety Six.  In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Ann Gillian and his brother, Charles Mark Duckworth.  A memorial service, with military honors, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Ouzts and Rev. Stanley Sprouse officiating.  Honorary escort will be Tee Timmerman, Vernon Murray, Arland Helmuth, Jeff Peppers and Bob Webb.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service. The family is at his father’s home, 1117 Ninety Six Highway, Greenwood.  It is requested that flowers be omitted and memorials made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646 (www.hospicepiedmont.org) or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607 (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org). 

Mary Irene HENDERSON Ouzts, widow of Carl Alton Ouzts of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Sarah Irene (Sadie) McNEILL and Barney Rufus Henderson

Mary Irene Henderson Ouzts gained her angel wings on Saturday morning, July 15, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Greenwood, SC. Born May 6, 1930, she has lived in Maitland, FL for 43 years, but was born in McCormick, SC. She was the daughter of the late Barney Rufus and Sarah McNeill Henderson of McCormick and the widow of Carl Ouzts of Maitland, FL. They were married for 60 years. She is survived by her three children, Barney Ouzts of McCormick, SC and Maitland, FL, Shirley Hill (Billy) of St. Cloud, FL and Peggy Galphin of Ninety Six and Greenwood, SC. She was so very proud of her five grandchildren, Shannon Hill Kitchen (Deeb-Paul) of Fort Meyers, FL, Christen Hill Haaland (Aaron) of Winter Park, FL, the late Jordan Galphin of Ninety Six, SC, Carla Galphin (and fiancé Andy Waxel) of Nashville, TN, and Emily Galphin Richeson (Tyler) of Fort Campbell, KY. She is also survived by three precious great grandchildren, Sariya Kitchen of Fort Meyers, FL, Allison Haaland of Winter Park, FL, and Justice Haaland of Winter Park, FL. Mary was preceded in death by six siblings, infant brothers, Augustus and Marion, James “Andrew” Henderson (Winifred), Rufus “McNeill” Henderson (Genevieve), Thomas “Raymond” Henderson (Nell), and a sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Henderson. Mary served her church, her God and her community for many years of her adult life. She was a Sunday school teacher, a Sunbeams teacher, and a church choir member. Her occupation was that of a “stay at home” mom and she had a heart of gold. She was rarely without her bright smile. She loved God, her family, singing, and reading. Mary will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know her during her 87 years. We know she is laughing, singing, and praising God with loved ones who have gone on ahead. She has been healed and her dementia is gone. Visitation will be Friday, July 21, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Harley Funeral Home in Greenwood, SC.  Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Chuck Sprouse on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of McCormick. Burial will follow at Overbrook Cemetery in McCormick, SC. Pallbearers will be Mike McCormack, Rex McCormack, Billy McCormack, Tony Sharpe, James Daniels, Douglas Wilkie, Johnny Deason, and Edward Deason. Honorary escort will be James Bledsoe, Leonard Sharpe, Lee Wilkie, Derrick Bledsoe, Tommy Henderson, Marion Henderson, Johnny Henderson, and Bill Cuatt. 

Shelby Jean KNEECE McDowell, wife of James Rhett McDowell of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, and daughter of Dawnie Geneva WOOD and Eldred Alex Kneece

Greenwood SC - Sherrie “Shelby” J. McDowell, 58 of 121 Whatley Drive, Greenwood, died on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at her home.  Born in Aiken, she was the daughter of the late Eldred Alex Kneece and Dawnie Geneva Wood Kneece. Sherrie was a CNA and enjoyed cooking and baking. She was a member of Emerald Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Anita Bowie.  Surviving are her sons, James McDowell (Kandy), Adam McDowell (Kathryn) and Buddy Shannon McDowell all of Greenwood; three sisters, Janice Harrah of Greenwood, Beverly Norrell (Thomas) of Ware Shoals and Connie Westberry (Curt) of Ninety Six; two brothers, Allen Kneece and Ronnie Kneece (Anita) both of Greenwood; eight grandchildren; and a great grandchild.  Services will be held at 3 pm on Sunday at Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Ouzts and Cindy Thorpe officiating.  The family will receive friends before the service from 1 to 3 pm  Memorials may be sent to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646.

Raymond Brewer (Ray) Timmerman, Sr., son of Nana Belle (Nannie) CORLEY and George Benjamin Timmerman of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, widower of Ella Ruth SMITH Timmerman

Greenville SC - The Reverend Ray B. Timmerman, 91, widower of the late Ruth Smith Timmerman, died Friday, June 30, 2017.  Born in Edgefield SC, he was son of the late George and Nannie Bell Corley Timmerman.  Rev. Timmerman attended Holmes Bible College and served in the US Navy during WWII. He was a retired Church of God minister and a member of Praise Cathedral Church of God.  He is survived by two children, Ray B. Timmerman, Jr., and fiancée Charae Hancox, and Steve Timmerman and wife Becky; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Timmerman; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Allen Timmerman.  In additional to his wife of 70 years, he was preceded in death by a son, Mike Timmerman; and a granddaughter, Courtney Timmerman. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Praise Cathedral Church of God. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  The family will be at the residence.  Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.   The Greenville News on July 1, 2017.

Harold E. Horne, husband of Linda TIMMERMAN of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, son of Lucille Lee KAY and Daniel Blease Horne

Harold E. Horne, 85, husband of Linda Timmerman Horne, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Hospice House. Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late D. B. and Lucille Kay Horne. He was retired from the Greenwood Mills Compound, where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He served in the US Air Force and was a member of South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving, in addition to his loving and faithful wife, Linda: are nephews, Keith Timmerman (Susan) of Abbeville, Todd Timmerman (Shawn) and Mark Timmerman (Robin) of Greenwood; great-nieces, Holly Timmerman and Kayla Timmerman and great-nephews, Reed Timmerman, Chase Timmerman, Wade Timmerman, Blake Timmerman, Frankie Timmerman and Al Timmerman. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Dr. Terry Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be his great nephews. Honorary escort will be members of the Helping Hands Sunday School Class, along with Mike Judy, Morris Holmes, David Horne, Jerry Davenport and Stanley Davenport. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Family members are at their respective homes. Memorials may be made to the South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church building fund, PO Drawer C, Greenwood SC 29648. Messages and photos may be shared with the family by visiting Mr. Horne’s tribute page at www.harleyfuneralhome.com. Index-Journal, June 23, 2017

Linda G. JOYNER Smith, widow of John Paul (White Lighting) Smith, Jr. of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Amey BULLOCK and Charles B. Joyner

CHAPPELLS SC - Linda G. Joyner Smith, 71, of 34911 Highway 34, Chappells, widow of John Paul Smith, Jr., died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at her home. Born in Bishopville, she was a daughter of the late Charles B. Joyner, Sr. and Amey Bullock Joyner.  Surviving are four daughters, Mary Smith of the home, Tina Falls of Smyrna, Tracy Fuller and Melissa Schofield, both of Ninety Six; two sons, Dylan Polson of Silverstreet and Frankie Caughman of Fountain Inn; granddaughters, Andrea Falls of Smyrna and Samantha Robinson of Rock Hill; a brother, Michael Joyner of Darlington; brothers-in-law, C. A. Smith (Donna) and Mark Smith (Sandy), both of Ninety Six; sister-in-law, Kitti Joyner of Bishopville; a number of nieces, nephews and great-nephews; special friends, Mona Rains of Greenwood and Laura Owings of Ninety Six. She was preceded in death by a brother, Chuck Joyner. A memorial service at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel.  The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), June 16, 2017.

Hazel NEWTON Long, widow of James Raymond (Jim) Long, Sr. of the Peter Ouzts II Line, daughter of Carrie Zonie MOSELEY and Dock Belton Newton

Ninety Six SC - Hazel Newton Long, 92, of 205 Saluda Street, Ninety Six, widow of James Raymond Long, Sr., died June 14, 2017 at HospiceCare of the Piedmont.  Born in Polk County NC, she was a daughter of the late Belton “Doc” and Carrie Moseley Newton. She retired from Greenwood Mills, Adams Plant after 45 years of service, where she was a member of the Quarter Century Club. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church where she was a member of The Sunbeams, W.M.U., T.E.L. Sunday School Class and taught Sunday School for many years.  Surviving are a son, Terry Long (Maxine) of Leoma TN; daughter-in-law, Judy V. Long of Hodges; grandchildren, Angela Russell (Mike) of Chesnee and Jacqui Boettcher (Joe) of Hendersonville TN; great grandchildren, Austin Rich and Rebecca Rich, both of Lyman, and Elsa Yvonne Boettcher of Hendersonville TN; sisters, Wilma Byrd of Laurel, MS, Betty Horton of Boiling Springs, and Pat Watson of Spartanburg; sister-in-law, Amelia Newton of Spartanburg; adopted “son”, Roger Fain of Ninety Six; and a host of friends and extended family.  She was preceded in death by a son, James R. Long, Jr.; sisters, Nettie Shehan, Thelma Gregg and Omar Edmonds; and brothers, Bobby Newton, Grady Newton and Harold Newton.  Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Bryan Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

Winona Marilyn BOONE Smith, daughter of Sudie BRYAN and Daniel Andrew Gaines Boone of the Daniel Ouzts Line, wife of Lansing Bruce Smith of the George Ouzts Line

Winona B. Smith, 81, died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood.  Born in Saluda County and a daughter of the late Gaines and Sudie Bryan Boone, she was the wife of Bruce Smith. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and was a charter member of Saluda Baptist Church, where she served in the nursery. She was a dedicated wife and mother.  Surviving are her husband, Bruce Smith, a daughter, Lisa S. Dorn (Watson) of Edgefield, two sons, Brad Smith (Dawn) and Stephen Smith both of Saluda, two brothers, Gaines Orin Boone of Irmo and Wayne Boone (Shirley) of Saluda, a sister, Ilene Davis (Buck) of Saluda and four grandchildren, Daniel Dorn, Courtney Dorn, Jacob Smith and Helen Smith.  Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a brother, William "Bo" Boone and a sister, Lois B. Perry.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Saluda Baptist Church with Rev. Stacey Smith officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Kevin Andrew Hill, PhD, son of Alice A. RIDLEHOOVER and William Cary Hill of the Henry Ouzts Line, husband of Barbara Elizabeth HERRERA-Hill

WESTON FL - Kevin Andrew Hill, 51, passed away at his home, 830 Briar Ridge Road, Weston, Florida, on May 29, 2017 from a sudden illness. Born in Greenwood SC in 1966, Dr. Hill was the son of Alice Ridlehoover Hill, with whom he shared his home, and the late William Cary Hill. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his beloved daughter, Olivia Grace Hill. He is the grandson of the late Rev. Bennie Ridlehoover and Myrtle Dove Ridlehoover, and William and Edna Richey Hill of Hodges. A 1984 graduate of Greenwood High School, he received his Bachelor’s in Political Science and History from Furman University in 1988 and his PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1993. He also served as a Fulbright scholar in Zimbabwe in 1992 and 1993. He joined Florida International University as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in 1993, earning tenure and becoming an Associate Professor in 1998. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Dr. Hill, payable to: F.I.U. Foundation, Subject Line: Kevin A. Hill Scholarship Endowment, c/o Department of Politics and International Relations, F.I.U., Modesto A. Maidique, SIPA Building, Room 410, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami FL 33199. Online condolences may be made at: www.HorizonFuneralCremation.com. A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Hill will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Florida International University, Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall, Room 1100, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami FL 33199. For further information, please contact 305-348-2227. To RSVP, please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebration-of-life-dr-kevin-a-hill-tickets-35041729757. Private family remembrances to be held at a later date in South Carolina. The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), June 10, 2017.

Gloria Ann Ouzts, daughter of Josie Ella BASHAM and E. J. (Gordon) Ouzts of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line

Gloria A. Ouzts, 70 of Clarksville IN passed away quietly in her sleep on Friday morning, May 26, 2017 at her home.  Born May 25, 1947 in Jeffersonville IN, she is the daughter of Josie (Basham) Ouzts. Gloria lovingly cared for her mother and visited daily with her younger brother Mike. She had a fondness for all animals and loved her animal companions dearly; Brody, Dr. Watson, and Orange Blossom. Gloria was a member and Deacon of New Beginnings Church. She enjoyed collecting Coca Cola memorabilia, swimming and was a whiz at video games. Survivor siblings include, Marie Vest. (Bruce) Kulmer of Mission Viejo CA, Robert C. Vest of Cibalo TX, Michael Gordon Ouzts of Clarksville IN, half-sister, Nancy (Bill) Nesmith of Fredericksburg IN, and half-brother, Jack Vest, Salem IN, close cousins, Tom Basham of Lincoln TX, Sharon Basham of New Albany IN, Donna Hoffer of Henryville IN. Gloria will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville, with burial to follow at Forrest Grove Cemetery. Friends and family may visit on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and after 10:00AM on Friday, both at the funeral home in Henryville, IN. Memorial donations may be given to Clark County Humane Society c/o Adams Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville IN. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.adamsfuneralhomeonline.com.  May 29, 2017.

Sarah Pauline BARTLEY Adams, widow of Adell Patterson Adams of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, daughter of Beulah TROTTER and Andrew Jackson Bartley

Saluda SC - Sarah Pauline Bartley Adams, age 91, died at Hospice House of the Piedmont in Greenwood on Wednesday May 24, 2017. Born September 20, 1925 at home in Saluda County. Mrs. Adams was the eighth of twelve children of the late Andrew Jackson Bartley and Beulah Trotter Bartley. She grew up in the Richland Springs community of Saluda County and was graduated from Ward High School in 1942 as valedictorian and president of her class. In October 1943 she married Adell Patterson Adams, who died in 1987.  Mrs. Adams worked briefly in the textile industry prior to becoming the “tower lady” at the Saluda fire tower, where she and her family lived for 15 years. In her second career Mrs. Adams worked for Monsanto in Greenwood County for 20 years. She was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church of Saluda. Survivors include three sons: Arthur Dale Adams (wife Ann Ella) of Edgefield, Harry Patterson Adams (wife Claudia) of Newark OH, and James Dean Adams (wife Marti) of Saluda; grandsons, Patrick Adams (wife Kayla), of Saluda, Kevin Adams of Pittsburgh PA, and James Adams (fiancée Beth Jones) of Summerville; granddaughters: Sara Elizabeth A. Hensley (husband Scott) of Columbus OH, Deidre A. Glymph (husband Jamie) and Christen A. Edwards (husband Andrew), both of Saluda; and four great-grandchildren. Survivors also include two sisters, Catherine B. Feaster of West Columbia and Jessie B. Long of Ward, and one brother, Henry Bartley of Johnston, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Adams was predeceased in 2011 by her daughter, Kaye Adams.  Also deceased are three sisters and five brothers. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday evening May 26 and a memorial service will follow on Sunday at 2:00 PM, May 28 at Ramey Funeral Home in Saluda, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Paul Holcomb and Rev. Jeremy Beauford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cemetery Fund of Red Bank Baptist Church, 309 E. Church Street, Saluda, SC 29138 or HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646. The family will be at the home of Dale and Ann Ella Adams, Edgefield. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.rameyfuneralhome.com Ramey Funeral Home.

George Luther Johnson, Jr., son of Margaret Alma PARKMAN and George Luther Johnson, Sr. of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, husband of Linda Gail ABBOTT Johnson

George Luther Johnson, Jr., 78, resident of 112 Kennedy Court, husband of Linda Abbott Johnson, died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born in Greenwood, April 12, 1939, he was a son of the late George Luther Johnson, Sr. and Alma Parkman Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Greenwood High School and Clemson University. While at Clemson, he was a member of the CDA (Clemson Dance Association) and was a member of the Blue Key Honor Society. After completing his degree in Civil Engineering, he joined the US Army and was stationed at Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Ok for 3 years. After being Honorable discharged from the Army, he began his working career with Chemstrand/Monsanto of Greenwood where he remained a loyal and conscientious employee retiring after over 48 years with the company.   Most importantly, he was a faithful follower of God, devoted father, grandfather and loving husband. A member and former Deacon of the First Baptist Church, Mr. Johnson was also a member of the Timms Sunday School Class. During his retirement he enjoyed spending time working on his farm and sharing his love of hunting, fishing and cheering on his beloved Clemson Tigers with his grandchildren.  Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are a daughter, Ashley Darby and husband Drew of Greenwood and a son, Jay Johnson and wife Leslie of Greenwood; two sisters, Joyce Nickles and husband Phil of Greenwood and Jean Glaze and husband Dr. Jack Glaze of Clinton, MS; a brother, Frank Johnson and wife Ann Wynne of Charleston and was predeceased by a sister Helen Ketterman Smith. Also surviving are his six grandchildren, Andrew and Hayden Darby and George "Buddy", Landyn, Abby Grace and Hamp Johnson.   Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday from the First Baptist Church with Dr. Tony Hopkins officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery following the service.  Pallbearers will be his Grandchildren and Honorary Escort will be members of the Timms Sunday School Class.  Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 722 Grace Street, Greenwood, SC 29649.

Jerry Lee Langley, Sr., son of Nella May (Nell) DAVIS and Robert Clifton (Cliff) Langley of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Elaine LANIER

PIEDMONT SC - Jerry Lee Langley, Sr., 67, resident of 511 Mellwood Drive, husband of Elaine Lanier Langley, passed away May 6, 2017, at Greenville Health Systems. Born January 18, 1950, in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Robert C., Sr. and Nelle Davis Langley.  A 1968 graduate of Greenwood High School and a 1985 graduate of The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, he was a US Air Force veteran and a veteran of the US Army Reserves.  Mr. Langley was a licensed construction manager and project engineer. An active member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, he was a former member and deacon of West Grant Baptist Church in Greenville. He was also a member of the Fraternity of Freemasons, AFM of South Carolina the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple of Greenville and the Hejaz Shrine.  Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are a daughter, Tricia Langley-Cutler and husband Christian Cutler of Simpsonville; a son, Jerry Lee, Jr. and wife Carly Langley of Nashville; a daughter-in-law, Ashley Simmons Langley of Easley; grandchildren, Bre’Anna Cutler, Seth Cutler, Ethan Cutler, Connor Langley, Gracen Langley, Dillon Langley, Andrew Langley and Carter Langley; nieces and nephews and various other relatives. He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter, Cynthia Hope Langley, a son, Bryan Patrick Langley, a brother, Robert Clifton Langley, Jr., and a half-brother, John Homer Briggs.  Funeral services will be conducted at Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 1801 Woodruff Road, Greenville SC, at 3 p.m. Wednesday with the Revs. Travis Agnew, David Williams and Jeremy Johns officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pallbearers will be Ken Beale, Tigner Culpepper, Mike Galloway, Tim Keagy, Rick Smith and Buddy Summey. The family is at the home in Piedmont and will receive friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home in Greenwood and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to either, Rocky Creek Baptist Church Choir, 1801 Woodruff Road, Greenville SC  29607, or to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville SC  29605. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Langley family. The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), May 8, 2017.

Betty Delores MOORE Ogletree, daughter of Jamesanna (Anna) Ouzts and John Calvin Moore, Sr. of the Peter Ouzts II Line, wife of Bruce Dean Ogletree

Taylors SC -  Betty Moore Ogletree, 81, of Taylors SC, passed away on Thursday May 4, 2017 in Greenville. Born on September 25, 1935 in Jonesville SC to her parents John C. and Anna Ouzts Moore, she worked as an Accounting Clerk for the Monsanto Company. Interment will be held at a future date. Memorial Donations in memory of Betty should be made to the Friendship Class at T. F. B. C., 200 West Main Street, Taylors SC 29687 and / or Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 748 Gaffney Highway, Jonesville SC 29353.  The Greenville News, May 7, 2017.

David Brian Adams, son of Winona Estelle PATTERSON and Roy Ouzts Adams of the George Ouzts Line

David Brian Adams, 55, of 308 Jenkins Spring Road, died Monday, May 1, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Roy Ouzts and Winona Estell Patterson Adams. He worked for Greenwood Day Program at the Burton Center, attended Northside Baptist Church and was a member of the Sunshine Ministries. Surviving are his brother, Roy Adams of Greenwood; two nieces; and several great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Elbert Adams. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth Petrus and the Rev. Chuck Keller officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be George Fuller, Robert “Bob” Rush, Leroy Gregory, Vernon Burke, Jr., and Cliff Arnold.  Honorary escort will be John Carter and Grady Patterson. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Burton Center, 2605 Hwy. 72/221 E., Greenwood SC 29649. Messages and photos may be sent to the family by visiting Mr. Adam’s life tribute page at www.harleyfuneralhome.com. The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), May 3, 2017.

Mae Frances POWELL Ouzts, first wife of Brabham M. M. (Big) Ouzts of the Peter Ouzts II Line, daughter of Grace Helen DORN and Thomas Jackson Powell, Sr. of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line

McCORMICK  SC - Mae Frances Powell Ouzts, 94, of 611 Highway 378 W., died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Hospice House. Born in Saluda, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Jackson and Grace Dorn Powell. She was retired from Reigel Textiles and was a member of Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church. Surviving are her children, Frances Ouzts of the home and Leslie “Doc” Ouzts of Bradley; her sisters, Helen Murray (Bill) of Saluda and Myrtle Lee Bledsoe (L. M.) of Belvedere and her brother, Thomas Powell (Wilma) of Lakeland, FL. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Stanley Sprouse officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service. The family is at the home. Memorials may be made to Hospice House, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements. Index-Journal, April 27, 2017

Curtis Eugene Johnson, first husband of Melma Ruth ADAMS Johnson Morse Hawkins of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, son of Cleo Virginia STONE and Mino Johnson

Curtis Eugene Johnson, 73, of 1548 Parkway, Apt. B1, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Hospice House. Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Mino and Cleo Stone Johnson. He was employed by Greenwood Mills and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his son, Danny Johnson and wife Sherry of Greenwood; his daughter, Jennifer Johnson of Ninety Six; sister-in-law, Pat Johnson of Greenwood; grandchildren, Pamela Johnson Cochrane and husband Walter, and Daniel Trent Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edgar and Billy Wayne Johnson. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Al Kissiah officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. Memorials may be made to Piedmont Agency on Aging/ Meals on Wheels, PO Box 997, Greenwood, SC 29648. The family will be at the home of his son, Danny, 105 Coosaw Run, Greenwood SC 29649. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) are in charge of the arrangements. The Index-Journal, April 24, 2017.

Shirley Ann BLEDSOE Norris, widow of Leonard Conway (Len) Norris, mother of Judy Pauline NORRIS Long of our Peter Ouzts II Line.

NINETY SIX SC - Shirley Bledsoe Norris, 77, resident of 1408 Wilson Bridge Road, widow of Leonard C. Norris, passed away April 15, 2017, at her home. Born August 6, 1939, in Saluda, she was a daughter of the late Olin Lee Bledsoe, Sr. and Alice Butler Bledsoe Matthews. She was retired from Greenwood Mills, Ninety Six Plant. A member of First Baptist Church of Ninety Six, she was also a member of the TEL Sunday School Class of the church. Surviving are four daughters, Judy and husband Darrel Long of Central, Connie and husband Rick Burgess of Cross Hill, Cathy and husband Curtis Evans of Ware Shoals and Jennifer and husband Alan Peppers of Ninety Six; a brother, Olin Lee, Jr. and wife Carol Bledsoe of Johnston; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters; and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday, at First Baptist Church of Ninety Six with Rev. John Alexander, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Matthew Sparrow, Mason Peppers, Patrick Evans, Denny Popella, Glenn Coker, Marion Johnson, Barry White and Joseph Brewster. The family is at the home on Wilson Bridge Road and will receive friends at the church from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 156 Milestone Way-A, Greenville SC 29615, or to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacher Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago IL 60601, or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. The family would like to convey a special thank you to Bea Yeldell for her devoted and loving care of Mrs. Norris during her extended illness. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting Mrs. Norris’s family. The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), April 17, 2017.

Jenny Lind ROWLAND Baker Lamb, 2nd wife of John Gaines Lamb of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, daughter of Vida WILLIFORD and James G. Rowland and former wife of John Herbert Baker, Jr.

New Ellenton SC—Funeral Services for Ms. Jenny Rowland Baker Lamb, 67, of New Ellenton SC, who entered into rest April 13, 2017, will be conducted Monday morning at 11 o’clock in the Posey Funeral Chapel. Pastor Mike Bell officiating.  Ms. Lamb was a native of Middleboro KY, a former resident of Greenwood, having made New Ellenton her home. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Ms. Lamb was predeceased by her parents, James G. Rowland and Vida Rowland Martin and a brother, James Steven Rowland.  Survivors include her son, John Gregory Baker, New Ellenton; a sister, Mary (Chucky) Chambers, New Ellenton; several nieces and nephews; a former sister-in-law, Debbie (Steve) Sharpe, Martinez GA; four step-siblings.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.  Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry at www.poseycares.com

Shirley Ann TEMPLE Ouzts, wife of John Clark Ouzts, Jr. of the Abram Ouzts Line, daughter of Martha Emma (Mattie) CHRISTIE and Stoney Artell (Pete) Temple

Shirley Temple Ouzts, 79, wife of John C. Ouzts, of Meeting St. Rd., died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Edgefield County Hospital.  Funeral Services will be held Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 11 AM at Little Steven Creek Baptist Church in Edgefield SC with burial in church cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service in the church.  Mrs. Ouzts was a retired Textile Worker and a member of Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church. The Family would like to Thank Edgefield County Hospital Staff and Doctors for their excellent care.  Survivors include her husband; 1 son, Larry (Alice) Ouzts; 1 daughter, Cheryl (Trace) Faust; 4 grandchildren, Paige (Mickey) Owen, Sheila, Brittney, and Tracie Faust; 1 great grandchild, Michaela Owen; 1 sister, Joyce Wright.  Memorial may be made to Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church c/o Deborah Logue 1126 Hwy 378 East, Edgefield, SC 29824 or Edgefield County Hospital P.O. Box 590, Edgefield, SC 29824.  Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Anthony Ouzts, son of Elizabeth Ann (Betty) DUGGAN and James Ray (Jim) Ouzts of the Peter Ouzts II Line, husband of Rachel BOONE Ouzts

Mt. Pleasant SC - Thomas A. Ouzts, 56, of Mount Pleasant SC, died Friday, April 7, 2017. His family will host a Gathering of Friends Thursday, April 13, 2017 in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tom was born July 27, 1960, in Warner Robins GA, son of the late James Ray Ouzts and the late Elizabeth Ann Duggan Ouzts. He was a carpenter who took pride in his workmanship. Tom loved to fish and enjoyed time on the beautiful creeks and marshes of his beloved Lowcountry. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his daughter, Summer Nicole Ouzts of Piedmont SC; his partner, Ruth Miller of Mount Pleasant, SC; and his brother, Richard Ouzts, of Greenwood SC. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com or our guestbook www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston. 

Gladys Louise OUZTS Johnson Messer, daughter of Alma Gladys BROOM and Robert McDowell Ouzts of the Aaron Ouzts Line, wife of Richard Kenneth Messer

Gladys O Messer, 72, passed away April 1, 2017 at Chester Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by her brother, Clifton Ouzts. Gladys is survived by her husband Kenneth Messer; son Mark Johnson; step daughters Brigett Falls, Carla Parton and Hillary Knight. Service will be private. A Simple Service.  The Hearld, April 4, 2017.

Susan (Sue) WISE Faulkner, daughter of Frances Caroline WELLS and Calvin Peter Wise of the Henry Ouzts Line, and wife of Hubert Paul Faulkner of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line,

PLUM BRANCH SC - Memorial services for Mrs. Susan Wise Faulkner, 61, of Collier Street, Plum Branch SC, who entered into rest March 31, 2017, will be conducted Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Posey Funeral Chapel. Reverend Alan Quarles officiating. Mrs. Faulkner was a life-long resident of McCormick County. She was a member of the Plum Branch Baptist Church and employed by the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Mrs. Faulkner was predeceased by her parents, C.P. and Frances Wells Wise and a brother, William C. “Billy” Wise. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Paul Faulkner; two sons, Chad (Ashley) Wall, Greenwood, SC, and Jon Paul Faulkner, Plum Branch; two grandchildren, Afton Kidd and Natalie Wall; three brothers, James (Gladys) Wise, Callison, SC, John (Dianne) Wise, North Augusta and Steve (Diane) Wise, Ottawa, KS; three sisters, Nancy (Dave) Iott, Wayne, PA, Mary(Mike) Hendricks, Abbeville, SC, and Fran (Joe) Brown, Saluda.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Plum Branch Baptist Church, 106 Old Augusta Road, Plum Branch, SC 29845. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements; 803-278-1181. Visit the registry at www.poseycares.com. The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), April 2, 2017.

Kathleen HIPP McDowell, widow of James Oscar McDowell of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, and daughter of Carrie Bee COLEMAN and John Harold Hipp

Kathleen Hipp McDowell, 94, widow of James O. McDowell, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born in Saluda County, September 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the late John Harold Hipp and Carrie Coleman Hipp. Mrs. McDowell was a graduate of Saluda High School and was formerly employed by Big Star Grocery Store and retired from Park Seed Co. She was a member of Mathews United Methodist Church.  Surviving are her three children, Ann McFerrin of Simpsonville, Fred McDowell and wife Dr. Betsy McDowell of Ninety Six and Jean Langrehr of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Cynthia Bergen of Pelzer, Tracy Greene and husband Daniel of Greer, Travis McFerrin of Seattle, WA, James R. McDowell and wife Robin of Seneca and Wendi Reed and husband Adam of Parrish, FL; nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren and devoted companion, Odis Gray of Greenwood.  Mrs. McDowell was predeceased by two sons-in-law, Glenn A.  Langrehr and Rene McFerrin. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Adam Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be James R. McDowell, Daniel Greene, Travis McFerrin, Art Sutherland, Steve Laughlin, John Ward, Jacob Greene and Jeff S. Fuller.  Honorary escort will be members of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class of Mathews United Methodist Church along with Dr. John Holman.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 to 2:00 Friday afternoon. Memorials may be made to Mathews United Methodist Church, PO Box 2066, Greenwood, SC 29646.

Paul Ronnie Baughcome, husband of Dorothy Ann McDOWELL Baughcome of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, son of Lydia Lucille WHETSTINE and William Paul Baughcome

Ridge Spring SC - Funeral Services for Paul Ronnie Baughcome will be held Tuesday, February, 28, 2017 at 2 o’clock at Bland Funeral Home Chapel, Johnston, with burial to follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5-7 pm at Bland Funeral Home. Ronnie passed away Saturday, February, 25, 2017 at his residence.  He was a son of the late William Paul and Lydia Whetstine Baughcome. Survivors include his loving wife: Dorothy McDowell Baughcome; son: Wesley (Jamie) Baughcome and Riley (Erin) Baughcome; brother: Kenneth (Patricia) Baughcome and granddaughters, Leah Grace Baughcome and Savannah Lynn Baughcome. Memorials may be made to Brotherhood of Bethel Baptist Church, 113 Bethel Church Rd. Monetta, SC 29105. Edgefield Advertiser.

Carolyn PATRICK Ouzts, widow of Aulton David Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Edrie BASS and Ralph Robert Patrick

Carolyn Patrick Ouzts died Feb. 21, 2017, at Merit Health River Region. She was 80. Mrs. Ouzts was born Oct. 3, 1936, to the late Ralph and Edrie Bass Patrick. She was a graduate of Lake Providence High School and a resident of Vicksburg for the past 55 years. She retired from Waterways Experiment Station in 1980.  She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Aulton David Ouzts Sr. She is survived by three sons, David Ouzts Jr. (Lou Ann) of Atlanta TX, Robert Ouzts of Vicksburg and Mike Ouzts of Transylvannia LA; seven grandchildren, Karie Horton, Brandi Digby, Kimberly Majors, Kristy Ouzts, Kelli Selden, Dusty Ouzts and Chad Ouzts; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Douglas Patrick (Mary) of Brookhaven, Wayne Patrick (Judy) and Marshall Patrick (Norma), all of Vicksburg.  Graveside at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.  Riles Funeral Home. The Vicksburg Post, February 22, 2017. 

Joshua Eli (Josh) Bailey, son of Beth PARR and Charles Emory (Chuck) Bailey of the Abram Ouzts Line, and husband of Laura REEDER Bailey Labranche

Joshua Eli Bailey, 37, resident of 103 Barkwood Court, husband of Laura Reeder Bailey, died February 19, 2017 at his home.  Born in Waycross GA December 3, 1979, he was a son of Charles E. "Chuck" Bailey and Beth Parr Labranche.  He attended the public schools of Ninety Six and was employed by UTC Aerospace. He also served in the Army National Guard for four years, serving in the 132 MP Company in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Josh was very devoted to his children and family and was an avid Clemson fan. He attended NewSpring Church.  Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are a daughter, Alyssa Bailey of the home and a son, Eli Bailey of Greenwood; his father and step-mother, Charlene Bailey of Ninety Six and his mother and step-father, Lenny Labranche of Leesburg FL; two brothers, Chevis and wife Natalie Bailey of Lexington and Brad Bailey of Ninety Six; two sisters, Tricia Wood (Bill Cain) of Greenwood and Angie (Al) Fortner of Ninety Six.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Friday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray Farmer officiating.  Inurnment will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park Mausoleum.  Pallbearers will be Brandon Cason, Mark Mooney, Gene Fox, Tim Bradberry, Brad Bailey, Chevis Bailey, Curt Gunderson and Darren Lewis.  The family is at the home of Chuck and Charlene Bailey, 2309 Hwy 702, Ninety Six and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 Thursday evening.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Thomas Stuart Plowden, husband of Kate Holloway BROWN of the George Ouzts Line, and son of Frances WHATLEY and Mack Blake Plowden

Thomas Stuart Plowden, 63, resident of 118 Glenridge Circle, husband of Kate Brown Plowden, died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Hospice House after a courageous 17 – year battle with multiple myeloma.  Born in Greenwood March 17, 1953, he was a son of the late Mack Blake and Frances Whatley Plowden. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School, attended Clemson University and graduated from Lander University in 1975. Mr. Plowden was employed as a Wildlife Biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for 33 years.  Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Anna Plowden both of the home.  The family would like to thank Dr. Fritz Van Rhee and the staff at the UAMS Myeloma Institute, Dr. Joanna Sadurski and the staff at Self Regional Cancer Center and also Hospice House for the excellent and abiding care, compassion and respect provided to Stuart throughout his lengthy illness.  Graveside services will be conducted at 3M Thursday in Edgewood Cemetery with Mr. Reginald King and Mr. Frank Hill officiating.  The body is at Blyth Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 Thursday afternoon.  Memorials may be made to the University of Arkansas Foundation, Myeloma Institute Development Office, 4301 West Markham #816, Little Rock, AR, 72205 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.

Mildred LANE Buzhardt, wife of William Emanuel Livingston (Wiley) Buzhardt, Jr. of the Peter Ouzts II Line, daughter of Annabelle Arpha Lenora Lands and Neal Clement Lane

Mildred Buzhardt, 97, of 301 Milford Spring Road, widow of William E. Buzhardt, Sr., died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Hospice House. Born in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Neal and Arpha Land Lane. Mildred was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are her children, William E. Buzhardt, Jr., Phillip Buzhardt and Barbara Buzhardt; four grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at 2:30 on Saturday at First Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Damon Duncun and Mr. David Reid officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church before the service at 2 pm.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of NHC Home Health Care, Long Term Care, Self Regional Medical Center Staff, Active Nursing along with special thanks to Linda Killian, Renee Turner and Shirley Long for all their care shown to Mrs. Buzhardt.  The family members are at their respective homes.

James Richard Harris, husband of Judith Erline (Judy) TURNER Harris of the John Calvin Ouzts Line and Alice Elizabeth (Beth) RANDALL Harris, son of Margie CAMPBELL and Henry Edward (Ed) Harris, Sr.

WATERLOO SC - J. Richard Harris, 72, formerly of Greenwood, widower of Beth R. Harris, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Born in Honea Path, he was a son of the late Henry Edward “Ed” Harris, Sr. and Margie Campbell Harris. Richard was a graduate of Greenwood High School class of 1963. He joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served on the 6924th Security Squadron in Danang, Vietnam. When he returned from Vietnam, he started a career in Consumer Finance Business. He was on 16 separate financial boards, where he served as president in many of these associations and received numerous awards for his involvement and leadership. He retired after 46 years and 9 months as Vice President from Southern Management Corp. Richard was a member of the American Legion Post No. 25 in Laurens and enjoyed attending his Vietnam reunions each year since 2005, where he formed a close relationship with those that served alongside him. He was a member of Cedarwood Community Church, where he was a Deacon and on the Church Safety Committee. Richard enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the annual beach vacations and attending all of his grandchildren’s sporting events.  Surviving are his children, Darrin Harris (Angel), Tripp Goff (Janet), both of Greenwood and Deleigh Goff of Tempe AZ; a brother, Dennis C. Harris (Gladys) of Spartanburg; grandchildren, Chance and Haley Harris, Tanner and Casen Goff, all of Greenwood, Sumher Goff and Gabriel Crawford of Tempe AZ; and a great-granddaughter, Marli Goff of Gallipolis OH. He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Edward Harris, Jr. (Nancy) of Prattville AL. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Clint Carter, Rev. Darrell Rooks and Doug Churdar officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Russell Moore, Bryan Moore, Brandon Moore, Scott Kwarsick, Keith Kwarsick and Kyle Kwarsick. Honorary escorts will be the those that served alongside him in the 6924th Security Squadron in Danang, Vietnam. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be sent to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. Messages and photos can be shared on Richard’s life tribute page by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com. Index-Journal, Feb. 3, 2017

Bobby Land Davis, second husband of Mary Jeanette GOFF Smith Davis of the George Ouzts Line, son of Ella Lynn LAND and Henry Frank Davis

Bobby Land Davis, 81, resident of 1718 Highway 246, husband of Mary Jeanette Goff Davis, died Tuesday, January, 31, 2017 at his home. Born in Pelzer SC, August 11, 1935, he was a son of the late Henry Frank and Ella Land Davis. Mr. Davis attended Ware Shoals High School, was a US Army Veteran and retired from Fluor-Daniel after 47 years with the company. A member of Siloam Baptist Church, Mr. Davis was also a Mason and Shriner and a member of Ware Shoals Masonic Lodge No. 306 AFM. Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home, are his children, Randy Davis of Waterloo, Dana Davis Turner and husband Jack of Greenwood, Kevin Davis of Ninety Six and Patrick Davis and wife Regina of Greenwood; a stepson, Elmer L. Smith and wife Diane of N. Augusta; two sisters, Wynona Ruff of Pomaria and Jolene Armstrong of Belton; one brother, Phil Davis and wife Tammy of Ware Shoals; eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. He was twice married, first to the late Clara June Davis and was also predeceased by five brothers, Roy, Ken, Ed, Wayne and Dale Davis and two sisters, Myrtle Davis and Alma McFaddin.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Siloam Baptist Church, with Rev. Larry Smith and Rev. Marc Vickers officiating. Burial with Military Honors and Masonic Rites will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Kent Davis, Phil Davis, Russell Davis, Jeff Davis, Greg Davis and Mike McFaddin. Honorary escort will be Chris Ward, Tracy Ward, Scott Ward, Dale Butler, Keith Swancey, Frankie Coates, Johnny Coates, Dale Bobo, Bobby Bobo, Ken Traynham and Rick Sullivan. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 12:30 Friday afternoon. The family is at the home and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 Thursday evening. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Davis family. Index-Journal, Feb. 2, 2017

Frances Lake EDWARDS Outz, widow of Marett Larkin Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Martha Belle (Mattie) LAKE and Joseph Eugene Edwards

LAURENS SC - Frances Lake Edwards Outz, 97, of Laurens passed away on January 12, 2017, at her home.  Born on May 29, 1919, in Union SC, she was the eldest of three children born to the late Mattie Lake and Joseph Eugene Edwards, Sr.  Mrs. Outz was a 1940 graduate of Winthrop College and was employed as a public school teacher for 36 years. She taught in the counties of Oconee, Union, and Laurens. Her first teaching job was in Oconee County and that is where she met the love of her life, the late Marett Larkin Outz, whom she married on December 7, 1941.  Mrs. Outz was a member of First Baptist Church where she was a part of the Helen Shelley Sunday School class. She was also a member of Alpha Delta Kappa , a sorority for teachers for many years and a long time member of the Ann Pamela Cunningham Garden Club.  Leaving to mourn her passing are three children, Jane Askew of LaGrange GA, John Outz and Laura Dennie (Duane), both of Laurens; four grandchildren, Joy Roberson and Nancy Knotts (Tony), both of LaGrange GA, Julie Carrion (Willie) of Lexington SC, and Elizabeth Franklin (Kevin) of Laurens.  A beloved grandson, Joseph Dennie, preceded her in death.  Mrs. Outz is also survived by ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Martie Edwards Buerkle of Venice FL; a sister-in-law, Frances F. Edwards of Union SC; a brother-in-law, Carl H. Outz of Pittsboro NC; and a sister-in-law, Junie O. Nesmith of Manchester GA; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Joseph Eugene Edwards, Jr. The family owes a debt of gratitude to her caregivers, Mae Anderson, Josie Sanders, Beverly Hall, and Anita Hall.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 16, 2017, at First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson, Dr. Bev T. Kennedy, Jr., Rev. Phil Hall, and Rev. Adair Rogers. A burial will follow the service at Westview Memorial Park followed by visitation. The family will be at the home of her daughter, Laura Dennie, 107 Todd Avenue, Laurens. Memorials may be made to the Joseph Dennie Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Columbia International University, P.O. Box 3122, Columbia SC 29230. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

William Harrison (Billy) Powell, husband of June Juanita DOVE Powell of the Henry Ouzts Line, son of Orene MANLEY and William Baxter Powell

HODGES SC -William Harrison “Billy” Powell, 80, of 5201 Emerson Street, Hodges, husband of June Dove Powell, died Friday, January 13, 2017 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenwood, he was the son of the late William Baxter and Orlene Manley Powell. He retired from Greenwood Mills, Plant No. 5 after 42 years of service and served in the US Navy. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and the Men’s Sunday School Class. Surviving is his wife of the home; his children, Wanda Powell Baldwin (Vance) of Cross Hill, Mark Timothy Powell (Tracy) of Donalds, David Erett (Ann) of Atlanta GA and Elaine Erett of Goose Creek; a sister, Ellen Chandler of Taylors; eight grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sons, William Harrison Powell, Jr., Alan Erett and Richard Erett. Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeramiah Henderson and the Rev. Lamar Babb. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Honorary escort will be men of Providence Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 4714 Moorefield Street, Hodges, SC 29653. The family is at the home. Messages and photos can be shared with the family by visiting Mr. Powell’s life tribute page at www.harleyfuneralhome.com. Index-Journal, Jan. 15, 2017

Linda Dianne DILLASHAW Ouzts Parham, ex-wife of James Bryan Ouzts of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, and widow of Billy Ray Parham III, daughter of Florence Olivia HOLLIDAY and Joseph Franklin (Frank) Dillashaw

Lincolnton GA - Mrs. Linda Dillashaw Parham, 67, of Crook Rd., entered into rest on January 11, 2017 at her residence.  Funeral at Loco Baptist Church. Interment in the church cemetery.   Mrs. Parham, daughter of the late Frank and Olivia Holliday Parham, was born in Greenwood SC, grew up in McCormick SC, and had lived in Lincolnton most of her adult life. She had been employed at Wills Memorial Hospital for over 34 years as an LPN. Her husband, Billy Ray Parham, passed away in 2013. Also, she was a member of Loco Baptist Church.  She is survived by: her daughter, Sharae Parham Stephens and husband, Jake of Lincolnton: son, Brian Ouzts and wife, Sharon of Martinez: brother, Billy Dillashaw, McCormick, SC: sister, Dot Walker; Grandchildren, Kristen Ouzts, Jeremy Ouzts, Alyssa Circo, Joey Circo, and Braelyn Stephens: Great- grandchildren, Tristan and Cheaney.  Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton GA. The Augusta Chronicle (GA), January 13, 2017.

Thomas Luther (Luke) Rogers, husband of Mary Helen OUZTS of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, son of Bessie Jane LUTHER and Ernest Brasington Rogers, Sr.

Sumter SC - Thomas Luther "Luke" Rogers, 89, husband of Mary Helen Ouzts Rogers, died January 9, 2017 at Covenant Place.   Born December 11, 1927 at Britton Station, he was the son of the late Ernest B. Rogers and Bessie Luther Rogers.  He was educated at Brogdon School, Edmunds High and Clemson A&M College. He served in Korea with the 958th Ordnance. He retired from Sumter County after 36 years of service; 17 as Public Works Director and then worked part-time for Newman Construction of Sumter. He was a devoted husband, father and community servant.  He was formerly Chairman of the Sumter County Transportation Committee. He previously served as Chairman and is presently serving on the Salvation Army Advisory Board; was a past member of the Kiwanis Club, is a member of  VFW, the American Legion, Roads End; past member and past President of the Trian Club; and past board member of the YMCA; presently a member of First Baptist Church having served on the Grounds Committee, the Building Maintenance Committee and is a member of the Baraca Sunday School Class. He was chosen as Man of the Year in 1990 by the Chamber of Commerce.  His family includes his wife; one son, Tommy Rogers and his wife Cindy of Macon GA and one daughter, Terri Seignious and her husband Dr. David Seignious of Johns Island SC; a brother-in-law, Sam Gambrell of Tuscaloosa AL; grandchildren, Dr. Allison Paine and her husband Joel and Trey Rogers; Patrick and Hayden Seignious. He was predeceased by a brother, Ernest Rogers and a sister, Anne Gambrell. Burial in Sumter Cemetery.  Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home, Sumter.

Holley Lewis Smith, Jr., son of Sallie Elizabeth LANGLEY and Holley Lewis Smith, Sr. of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Peggy Jean SIMPSON

NINETY SIX  SC - Holley Lewis Smith, Jr., 88, resident of 3217 Ninety Six Highway, husband of Peggy J. Smith, died January 8, 2017 at NHC of Greenwood.  Born in Greenwood, March 25, 1928, he was a son of the late Holley L. Smith Sr. and Sallie Langley Smith. He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War era and was the former owner of the TE Jones & Sons Furniture Store in Greenwood.  Mr. Smith was a member of Ninety Six Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he had served as Deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was also a past president of the Greenwood Merchants Association. Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home, are his three children, Kathryn Holly East of Greenville, Stanley Smith and wife Renae of Lexington and Lynn Smith Lewis and husband Jerry of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Julie Hunter, Stephanie Derr, Paige Allen, Holly Love and Elizabeth Watt; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Terry and husband Alonzo of Anderson. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Blyth Funeral Home. The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), Jan. 10, 2017.

Ruth Delores KOSTEN Ouzts, wife of Charles Lee (Charlie) Ouzts of the John Calvin Ouzts Line

OUZTS – Ruth D. Ouzts aged 77 passed away January 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Orean; granddaughter, Samantha Gribble; sisters, Jean and Shirley; brother, Ron Kosten. Surviving are her children, Gary Gribble, Vickie Kelley, Julie Weiring, Ruthie (Steve) Bogle; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Betty Sperlik, Joyce (Wayne) Stauffer; sister-in-law, Judy (Jerry) Anderson; several nieces and nephews. Stegenga Funeral Chapel, Wyoming MI. Memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To share a photo, memory and sign the family’s online guestbook please visit www.stegengafuneralchapel.com.

Terry Keith Holland, ex-husband of Linda Kaye COOPER of the George Ouzts Line, son of Ruby and Robert Holland

COLUMBIA SC - Terry Keith Holland, 61, of Columbia SC passed away January 7, 2017 at Warriors Walk located at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. He was born on May 16, 1955 in Gastonia NC to Robert and Ruby Holland. Terry was educated in the public schools of Richland County. He served his country in the US Navy for a number of years. Terry enjoyed a game of golf and he was an avid Gamecock fan. Terry is survived by his son, Terry Keith Holland, Jr; brothers, Robert (Cheryl) Holland and Mickey (Sheila) Hamacher. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Pat McFalls and Marchann Holland. Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia.

Annie Lewis RIPLEY Hall, widow of Edgar Davis (Bill) Hall of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, daughter of Leola AUTRY and Thomas Jefferson (Tom) Ripley

Funeral Services for Mrs. Annie Ripley Hall, age 98, in Johnston First Baptist Church. Burial in Mt of Olives Cemetery.  Bland Funeral Home.  Mrs. Hall died December 27, 2016.  She was a daughter of the late Tom and Leola Autry Ripley.  Annie Lewis graduated as Salutatorian of her class from Johnston High School. She was very active in the community and in her church having been a member of the Peach Blossom Garden Club and Chairman of the Jesse Mobley Circle at Johnston First Baptist. Mrs. Hall was Grand Marshal in the Peach Blossom Parade in Johnston in 2013. Survivors include her sons: Billy Davis Hall (Karen); Tommy Elliott Hall (Paula) and Clifton Ellison Hall; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar D. (Bill) Hall. Edgefield Advertiser, edgefielddaily.com.

Milledge Hamden Byrd, son of Cornelia Constance (Connie) MARTIN and Ronald Goodwin (Ronnie) Byrd of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, husband of Rita Frances MASSEY Byrd

Milledge Hamden Byrd, 58, resident of 613 Gary Road, husband of Susan Shaw Byrd, died December 23, 2016, at his home. Born in Greenwood, January 30, 1958, he was a son of the late Ronald G. "Ronnie" and Connie Martin Byrd. Milledge was employed by Southland Mobile Homes for more than 25 years. He was a member of New Spring Church. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are a son, Waylon (Samantha) Byrd of Hodges; a step-daughter, Beth Hedrick and husband Keith Cooley of Greenwood; a step-son, James (Amber) Bearden of Jacksonville FL; three brothers, Gus (Lori) Byrd of Hodges, Brooks (Cheryl) Byrd of Saluda NC, and Butch (Snow) Martin of Greenwood; a sister, Kelly (Russell) Wash of Greenwood; and five grandchildren, Caleb Byrd, Haley Hedrick, Marissa Rushton, Kinley Cooley and Eli Bearden.  Burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Blyth Funeral Home.  The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), Dec. 25, 2016.

Charles Curtis Franklin, widower of Rita Mae JOHNSON of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line and Sandra Diane (Michelle) JONES, son of Margaret GATLIN and George Edward Franklin, Jr.

Charles Curtis Franklin, 65, of Greenwood High Apartments and formerly of the Sandridge Area of Greenwood County, died December 23, 2016. Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late George E. Franklin, Sr. and Margaret Gatlin Franklin. He was a member of South Main Street Baptist Church. He was first married to the late Rita Johnson Franklin and then to the late Sandra Jones Franklin. Surviving is his brother, George E. “Frankie” Franklin, Jr. (Gail) of Fort Mill; nephews, Bradley Franklin of Charlotte NC, Andy Locklair (Renee) of Landrum and Mike Locklair of Stanley NC; great-nieces and nephews, Nadaley Franklin, Dillon Franklin (Brittney), Ayden Franklin, Taylor, Sydney, Wesley, Lyndsey, Lauren and Colby Locklair; and aunts, Barbara Gatlin and Norma Gatlin, both of Greenwood. A memorial service at South Main Street Baptist Church. The Index-Journal, Dec. 27, 2016.

Mary Helen JENNINGS Scott Timmerman, widow of James Alonzo (Lonnie) Timmerman of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of Lottie Ree WEBB and Alton Washington Jennings

Mary H. Scott Timmerman, 90, widow of Lonnie Timmerman, went home to be with the Lord on December 23, 2016 at Wesley Commons Health Care Center.  Born in Americus GA, she was a daughter of the late Alton and Lottie Webb Jennings. She was retired from Monsanto/Solutia and was a member of South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church and attended Trinity West Assembly of God in West Columbia. She was first married to the late Carroll Scurry Scott and was also preceded in death by a son, David Scott and two sisters, Betty Jean Lupo and Bertha Mae Moody of GA. Surviving are her daughters, Darlene Davenport (Clyde) and Yvonne Bryant (Robert), both of Greenwood and Angela Williams (Charles) of Lexington; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  

William Reid Ouzts, son of Araminta Leona (Mintie) McMANUS and George Napolean Bonaparte (Bonney) Ouzts of the Abram Ouzts Line, widower of Frances Carmen VOISELLE Ouzts

William Reid Ouzts, 89, formerly of 303 State Street Ninety Six and resident of Petra Healthcare of McCormick, widower of Frances Voiselle Ouzts, died December 19, 2016 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born on April 25, 1927 in Saluda County, he was a son of the late George Napolean and Armintie McManus Ouzts. He was retired from Greenwood Mills, Ninety Six Plant, was a US Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was a member of Friendship Pentecostal Holiness Church.  He was preceded in death by his sons, Larry Michael Ouzts, Charles Douglas Ouzts and Rodney Gregory Ouzts.  Surviving are his grandchildren, Rodney Allen Ouzts (Crystal) of Saluda, Charles Michael Ouzts (Arianna) and Jamie Reid Ouzts, both of Greenwood and Kayce McKenzie Ouzts of Greenwood; great grandchildren, Shayanne Ouzts, Cameron Ouzts, Ava Ouzts, Charly Ouzts and Ayden Ouzts; and a number of nieces and nephews, who loved him very much.  Burial, with military rites, in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Harley Funeral Home.  Greenwood. Index-Journal, Dec. 21, 2016.

Effie MOORE McDowell, widow of Felix Lake McDowell of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of Pearlie Mae THOMPSON and James Calhoun (Cal) Moore

Effie Moore McDowell, 94 of Mims St., wife of the late Felix Lake McDowell, died December 13, 2016 at Edgefield County Hospital. Burial in Sunset Gardens Memorial Cemetery in Edgefield. Mrs. McDowell was born in Edgefield County and was the daughter of the Cal and Pearlie Mae Thompson Moore. She was retired from Crest Manufacturing Company and was a member of Berea Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 sons; F. L. (Linda) McDowell, John (Cookie) McDowell, and James (Carol) McDowell; 1 daughter Dorothy (Ronnie) Baughcome; 3 sisters; Mary Sue Hill, Margaret Godfrey, and Janie Lee (Junior) Godfrey; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Frances McDowell; 3 sisters; and 3 brothers. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home, Edgefield Advertiser, Edgefielddaily.com.

Kevin Amaker Hawkins, son of Lois OUZTS and Ernest Baker Hawkins of the Abram Ouzts Line, husband of Janice EAKIN Hawkins

Kevin Amaker Hawkins, 62, resident of 138 Hunters Village Dr., husband Janice Eakin Hawkins, died December 12, 2016 at his home in Hunter’s Creek. Born in La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin, France, February 13, 1954, he was a son of the late Ernest Baker and Lois Ouzts Hawkins. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and a 1978 graduate of Clemson University. Kevin retired in 2009 from Santee Cooper as an electrical engineer. Kevin and Jan moved from Greenwood to Moncks Corner in 1978. They returned to Greenwood and have made their home here since 2013. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are a daughter, Carrie (Warren) Turner of Greenwood and a son, Ian (Alison) Hawkins of Ft. Mill; two grandsons, Micah and Luke Turner of Greenwood; a brother, Noel (Dot) Hawkins of Leicester NC and a sister, Penny (Bruce) Russo of Greenwood. Burial in Oakbrook Memorial Park. Blyth Funeral Home. The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), Dec. 13, 2016.

Clyde Smith Wise, son of Lucille SMITH and Homer Clyde (Bub) Wise of the Henry Ouzts Line, husband of Betty Kay EUSTACE Wise

Clyde S. Wise, 83, of 721 Laurel Avenue East, died December 10, 2016 at his home.  Born in Ninety Six, he was the son of the late Homer Clyde Wise and Lucille Smith Wise. Clyde was in the National Guard and retired from Greenwood Mills-Harris Plant. He attended Jordan Memorial Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Gardner and Carla Wise; a sister, Betty Jean Buff, all of Greenwood; three grandchildren, Brandie R. Jackson, Leland W. Scruggs and Garrett R. Spencer; six great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Chapel Mausoleum.  Harley Funeral Home.  Index-Journal, Dec. 12, 2016.

Stanley Robert (Stan) McElrath, son of Cecil Frances OUZTS and Grady Paul McElrath of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, husband of (1) Anne M. GRIFFIN and (2) Pamela Faye MANN

Stanley Robert McElrath, 71, of 223 Forest Lane, died December 8, 2016.  Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Grady Paul and Cecil Ouzts McElrath. He was retired from Monsanto/Solutia and was a member of North Side Baptist Church. Stan was a member of Star Fort National Golf Club and was an avid Gamecock fan. He was deeply devoted to his children and grandchildren.  Surviving are his daughters, Tarah Smith (Kelly) and Julie Maldonado (Richie), both of Simpsonville; his brother, John McElrath of Greenwood; grandchildren, Curren Smith and Carson Smith, both of Charleston, Jake Kellett, Mia Kellett and Sammy Maldonado, all of Simpsonville. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Harley Funeral Home.

Patsy Ruth MITCHELL McDowell, widow of Jesse Paschal McDowell, Sr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of Tillie Lucille FOBIAS and Wiley Royce Mitchell

Patsy Mitchell McDowell, 84, widow of Jesse P. McDowell Sr., formerly of McDowell St., Greenwood, died December 6, 2016 at NHC-Laurens.  Born March 29, 1932 in Greenwood County to the late Wiley Royce and Tillie Lucile Tobias Mitchell, she attended Greenwood County schools and was a homemaker. Patsy enjoyed working crossword puzzles, crocheting, and her cats Casey and Maggie.  She was a member of Laurel Baptist Church for over 50 years, and the last surviving member of her immediate family.  Surviving are her daughter, Kathy M. Culbertson and husband Randy of Ninety Six; her son, Jesse P. McDowell Jr. and wife Kandy of Greenwood; her grandchildren, Jessica Knapp, Amanda McDowell, Rebecca McDowell, and Jesse J. McDowell; three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 9, 2016 at noon from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bruce Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Rusty Ramsey, Dwayne Bledsoe, Travis Brownlee, Jack Latham, Frank Elliot, and Al White. Family members are at their respective homes and will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. The family requests flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Laurel Baptist Church, 330 Sample Rd. Greenwood, SC 29646; or to Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org or 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the McDowell family.

Narvis TIMMERMAN Patterson, daughter of Birdell Clydie ANDERSON and George Carlton Timmerman of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, wife of Marvin L. Patterson

Narvis Timmerman Patterson, age 87, went to her Heavenly home upon her death on December 5, 2016, at NHC of Anderson. Born in Edgefield SC on April 6, 1929, she was the daughter of the late George Carlton Timmerman and the late Clydie Anderson Timmerman. For sixty-two years, Narvis was the loving and devoted wife of Marvin L. Patterson of NHC. She was retired from K-Mart after many years of service. Mrs. Patterson was a charter member of McDuffie Street Church of God where she sang in the choir and taught children’s Sunday school. She had a love for her church and for singing. She is currently a member of High Praises Church.  In addition to her husband, Marvin, Mrs. Patterson is survived by two sons, Gary Patterson (Debbie) and Greg Patterson, both of Anderson; two daughters, Renee Patterson and Krista Johnson (Deron) both of Anderson; one brother, Ben Timmerman (Barbara) of North Myrtle Beach SC; one sister, Gelena Dawes (Jimmy) of Stanley NC; five grandchildren, Jason Patterson, Julie Thomas, Andrea Miller, and Amber and Courtney Johnson; six great-grandchildren, Emma and Rhys Miller, and Clara, Ben, Charlotte and Catherine Patterson.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by an infant son, Dewayne Patterson; brothers Charles and James Timmerman; and one sister, Florence Bass.  Interment at M. J. “Dolly” Cooper Veteran’s Cemetery. The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson.

Oscar Keys Clamp, Jr., son of Lucille BARNETT and Oscar Keys (Bozo) Clamp, Sr., of the Henry Ouzts Line, widower of Cynthia FERGUSON Clamp

Oscar Keys Clamp, Jr., age 66, passed away on December 5, 2016 at his home. Born in York SC, on October 13, 1950, he was the son of the late Oscar Keys “Bozo” Clamp, Sr. and Lucille Barnette “Bootsie” Clamp. He proudly served his country in the US Navy and was a graduate of Pendleton High School, The South Carolina Police Academy, and the South Carolina Fire Academy. He retired from the Anderson City Police Department. Keys was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, and a very active member of the Zion Fire Department and Zion United Methodist Church. He will be sorely missed by the entire Zion Community.  He is survived by his son, Robert William “Will” Clamp and his wife Melinda; his brother, Eddie Clamp; nephews, Andrew Clamp (Brianna) and Justin Clamp (Brandi); his grand nieces, Taylor and Sophie Clamp; a very special aunt, Thelma Jones; many cousins and “brothers and sisters in service”.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Ferguson Clamp.  Interment at Zion Methodist Church Cemetery. The McDougald Funeral Home.

Patricia Ann (Pat) EMERY Timmerman, wife of William Findley (Bill) Timmerman, Jr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of Lessie POWELL and Paul Daniel Emery

MONETTA SC - Entered into rest December 2, 2016, Mrs. Patricia Emery Timmerman, 72, wife of Mr. Bill Timmerman. Pat was born in Lincolnton GA, the daughter of Paul Daniel Emery, she was raised by Alex (Eleck) and Mamie Powell. She graduated from Richmond Academy in 1962 as a cosmetologist. Pat married Bill Timmerman on June 11, 1963 in Augusta, GA. Her loves were gardening, shopping and spending time with her grandchildren. Pat was preceded in death by her father, Paul Daniel Emery, who gave his life August 9, 1944 in the Normandy Invasion, aunt, Mamie Powell, uncle, Eleck Powell and grandmother, Lillie Powell. Pat is survived by her children: Randy (Gail), Paul (Tonya), Brett (Stephanie) and April (Daryl); sisters: Bertha Harr, Frances Ringer, Carolyn Bryan; sister-in-law: Gail Crum, brother-in-law: Roger (Ester); grandchildren: Brad (Amanda), Travis, Alex, Anthony, Logan, Reagan, Alania; and great-grandchildren: William and Brad, Jr. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, Augusta. 

Mary Elizabeth SHAVER, daughter of Corrie Nancy TINSLEY and Charles Wesley Hampton (Charlie) Shaver, Sr. of the Isaac Ouzts Line

Mary Elizabeth Shaver, 84, formerly of 35 West Main St., died December 1, 2016 at Hospice of the Piedmont in Greenwood.  Born in Greenwood County, she was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Corrie Tinsley Shaver. She was a member of Rice Memorial Baptist Church in Greenwood. She was retired from Vanderbilt University Hospital of Nashville TN.  After serving many years as a Nurse Anesthetist where her motto was “Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse”. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her caregivers, Toni Culbreath (Hix) and Lula Pruitt, five nephews, Calvin Shaver (Marti), Donnie Shaver, Rhett Shaver (Hannah), Danny Attaway and Jimmy Attaway, one niece, Linda Parker, a great nephew, Charles Parker, three great nieces, Tracy Carr, Teresa Bolen and Saya Shaver. She was predeceased by three brothers, James Shaver, William G. “Buddy” Shaver, Lee Wesley Shaver, three sisters, Louise Shaver, Ruby Attaway and Corrie Tucker.  Graveside at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Parker-White-Pruitt Funeral Home.

John Louis Lawrence, son Mary Louise WHATLEY and Emmett Hone Lawrence of the Elizabeth Ouzts Lowery Line, husband of Annie Mae SWAIN Lawrence

John L. Lawrence, 90, died 30 November 2016 at The Rosewood Health Center at the Cypress of Raleigh. He was born 23 November 1926 in Asheboro NC to Emmett and Louise (Whatley) Lawrence. John was a US Navy veteran and retired from AT & T (Bell South). He was a member of Greystone Baptist Church in Raleigh. John was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Anne and his daughter, Linda Dansby. He is survived by daughter Carol (Carlos) Vidales; son-in-law Danny Dansby; grandchildren Carlos (Angelique) Vidales; Johanna (Christopher) Hinkle; Laura (Nan) Gao; Amie (Jason Dixon) Dansby; David (Juliette) Dansby; Ryan Dansby; great-grandchildren: Zelia, Siobhán, Paul, Evie, Andrew, Avery, Isaac, Sage and Cole. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at The Rosewood and special family friend, Lynda Collier, for their love and support for John and Carol. A private burial service will be held Friday, 2 December, at Raleigh Memorial Park. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at The Rosewood. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in memory of John Lawrence to Greystone Baptist Church, 7905 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh NC 27615. Condolences: RFHR.com. The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC), December 2, 2016.

Grace Miriam ELLENBERG, daughter of Anna Elizabeth D. (Annie) SMITH  and William Thomas Ellenberg of the George Ouzts Line

Grace Miriam Ellenberg, born May 28, 1921, died Nov. 29, 2016 at Cypress Glen Retirement Community, Greenville NC. She was 95. She was raised on a farm in Ninety Six SC, the seventh of nine children of William Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Smith Ellenberg. She was predeceased by three brothers, Vinson, Vernon, and Bill, and by four sisters, Mary Mayo, Lucille Simmons, Anne Oliver, and Joclair Taylor. Grace’s long, amazing life of travel and adventure defied the expectations set for a country girl. After graduating from high school in 1938, Grace had no financial means to attend college, but Holmes Bible College of Greenville accepted her without requiring any tuition commitment. She always appreciated that Holmes was the “stepping stone” that allowed her to not only solidify her faith, but to continue her education at other colleges and universities. She received her undergraduate degree from Newberry College, and took graduate courses at Duke University, Middlebury College (Vermont), and at The Sorbonne in Paris, France. Although she had accumulated enough hours for a doctorate, she never completed her dissertation. Her teaching career began in her hometown, where she taught history, French, and psychology at Ninety-Six High School. In the mid-1940s, Grace thought it would be a good for her students to have pen pals in France, a country that was beginning to recover from World War II. She drew a name from the hat herself, and thus began a long-time correspondence with a young lady named Ginette Vauthieu. The two young women wrote weekly to each other, describing not only their personal lives, but also the current events and social aspects of their countries. In the early 1950’s, Grace traveled by cargo ship to meet Ginette in France and to attend a Pentecostal World Conference in London. During that summer, she also traveled in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Holland, and Belgium. Following her return home, she was a guest speaker in many schools and civic organizations in the Greenwood area. Grace’s keen intellect and desire to learn led her to spend a summer in Mexico, where she studied at the university and traveled on the weekends. She also made a cross-America camping trip, taking along a niece and her friend. During the 1960’s, Grace moved to France to teach French at a government school in Verdun, and later at Paris American High School, where she spent many weekends with Ginette and Pierre, and their young daughter Joelle. During that decade, she traveled extensively in Europe, and took trips to the Middle East and northern Africa. Her final teaching assignment was in Heidelberg, Germany. Following her time abroad, Grace settled in Greenville NC, where she taught French at East Carolina University for nineteen years before retiring. From her home on East Wright Road, she could often be seen walking the two miles to her university classroom. Even after her retirement, Grace continued to audit classes, including studies in Greek and history, where she sat with students sixty-plus years her junior. Five years ago, she moved to Cypress Glen. Until recently, she was in excellent health, and enjoyed travelling, walking, and gardening. Grace was a faithful member of the Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Bethel NC. She was an ardent student of the Bible and taught Sunday school there for many years. She felt fiercely loyal to Holmes Bible College, where she often stated that the disciplines of prayer and Bible study were sealed in her spirit. From her hospital bed, she continued to testify to the transforming greatness of God’s love, mentioning often II Corinthians 5:21 “For God hath made him (Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Grace said, with tears of thankfulness in her eyes, “That was a life-changing swap!” She will be remembered with great affection by her church community, her friends at Cyprus Glen, her many nieces and nephews, by her French “family,” and by her surviving sister, Lois Price, of Raleigh. Memorial gifts may be made to Holmes Bible College, P. O. Box 14188, Greenville, SC, 29610-4188. Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), Dec. 5, 2016.

Sean Reagan BIGGART, daughter of Candace Dawn TIMMERMAN and Bryan Carroll Biggart of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line

Sean Reagan Biggart, 16, resident of 656 Rolling Meadows Road, died November 28, 2016. Born in Greenwood, May 22, 2000, she was a daughter of Bryan Carroll Biggart and Candace Dawn Timmerman. Reagan was an 11th Grade student at Laurens High School and was a member of Envision National Leadership program and formerly active in Concert Choir, gymnastics and cheerleading. She attended Henderson Baptist Church in Hickory Tavern. Surviving in addition to her mother of the home and father of Bellingham WA, are grandparents, Karen and Michael Whitfield of Greenwood, Sandra Farmer of Waterloo and Richard Hodges Timmerman, Jr. of Edgefield; great-grandparents, Marie Timmerman of Greenwood and Carroll H. Brooks of Greenwood and number of aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by grandfather, Dr. Patrick E. Biggart, great-grandfathers, Richard Timmerman and Robert Leroy Stevenson; great-grandmother, Mary Frances Canfield; great-great-grandmother, Daisey Stevenson; uncle Sean P. Biggart and great-uncle Robert Bruce Stevenson. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Blyth Funeral Home.

Wayne Oneal Bladon, son of Doris Lee FLOYD and Milton Bladon of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, husband of Judy KIDD Bladon

PULASKI VA - Wayne Oneal Bladon, 70, died November 20, 2016. Born in Greenwood SC, August 24, 1946, he was a son of Milton and Doris Bladon. Wayne is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Ben of Atlanta GA; brothers, Kenny (Gail) and Tim Bladon of McCormick SC; four nephews and one niece. Wayne served in the National Guard, and worked for Seaboard Coastline Railroad in Florence SC, for ten years. He obtained a pilot's license and earned a BS in Civil Engineering. He earned two master's degrees and taught at Limestone Florence campus. Wayne was an SR Technical Manager for BellSouth and EDS in Columbia SC, and retired in 2007. In 2014 he and Judy relocated to Virginia. Wayne enjoyed writing, jokes, and playing his guitar. A memorial service. Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.  The State (Columbia SC) Dec. 2, 2016.

George Wayne Ford, husband of Cora Dell OUZTS Ford of the Michael Ouzts Line, son of Dora Lee CULBERTSON and Dallas Wayne Ford

Mr. George Wayne Ford, age 79, passed away November 18, 2016 at Pruitt Health, Aiken (Former Mattie C. Hall) after a long battle with health issues. George was the beloved husband of Mrs. Cora Dell Ouzts Ford and a son of the late Mr. Dallas Ford and the late Mrs. Irene Ford. He was born in Bath SC and had lived all over the United States before returning to Aiken in 1996. Mr. Ford graduated from LBC High School and also held his associate degree and worked his way up from electrician to Electrical Engineer to finally owning his own computer business, in Houston TX. He was a member of the Midland Valley Church of the Nazarene on Jefferson Davis Highway, Langley. Additional survivors include his son, Jeffrey Wayne Ford of Aiken. Known to most folks as Wayne or "Grampa" he spent much of his retirement time tinkering with computers, watching the Food network, and helping his son with his YouTube show on car restoration. He was also quite fond of passing out sage (to him) advice to the staff at Wendy's on Richland Ave. in Aiken. His "muley grin," dry wit and grumpy old man persona will be missed by many.  Cole Funeral Home, Aiken.

Martha Nell (Nellie) TIMMERMAN Powell, daughter of Audrey SMITH and William Baker (Billy) Timmerman, Sr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, Widow of Charles Edward (Charlie) Powell

Mrs. Nellie T. Powell, 90, of North Augusta SC, widow of Mr. Charlie Edward Powell, Jr., entered into rest on November 12, 2016.  Born in Augusta, GA, a daughter of the late William Baker, Sr. and Audrey Smith Timmerman, she was a lifelong area resident. She retired from the University Hospital, after seventeen years of service, where she was Employee of the year in 1986, where she volunteered in various capacities and was also a member of the University Founders Remembrance Society. Mrs. Powell was a former member of St. John's Episcopal Church and was currently a member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, North Augusta. She was also a member of the North Augusta Secretaries Association, was an avid Clemson fan and was also a former Cub Scout Den Mother. Mrs. Powell enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her friends on the 13th green at the Augusta National each year during the Masters. In addition to her husband and parents, family members include her children, Tranis Harper and her husband, Larry A., North Augusta and Randy Powell and his wife, Susan, Beech Island SC; brother, the late William "Billy" Timmerman, grandchildren, Stacy Duncan, Dr. Shelby Cline and her husband, Matt, Lee Corbin, Jonathan Corbin and his wife, Jessica and great-grandchildren, Cameron Duncan, Lily Cline and Brynleigh Corbin. Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville SC.  Hatcher Funeral Home.

Ruth Lucile HUDGENS Adams, widow of Ferrell Lafayette Adams of the Abram Ouzts Line, daughter of Julie Onie Lee SHIRLEY and Doyle Ludon Hudgens, Sr.

Ruth Lucile Hudgens Adams, 92, widow of Ferrell L. Adams, died November 12, 2016, at the Rainey Hospice House.  Born in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Doyle Ludon and Julie Onnie Lee Shirley Hudgens. Mrs. Adams was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church where she served as pre-school department director for 34 years. Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Ann Adams Terry of Anderson; two grandsons, John Richard Terry and wife, Kimberly Helms Terry of Apex NC and Matthew Adam Terry and wife, Holly Anne Terry of Celebration FL; four great-granddaughters, Kamdyn Lucy Terry and Karcie Laine Terry of Apex NC and Vera Anne Terry and Lucy Annabelle Terry of Celebration FL; two sisters, Joyce Allison and husband, Alvin Allison of Hodges and Gayle Hamilton and husband, Ronald Hamilton of Dunkirk MD; and a brother, Troy Raymond Hudgens and wife, Barbara Hudgens of Greenwood.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred W. Hudgens and Doyle Junior Hudgens, both of Greenwood. Funeral at New Prospect Baptist Church. Burial in the church cemetery. Sullivan-King Mortuary.

Leonard Yancey Dorn, Sr., son of Ella Estelle HARRISON and Ernest Elwell (Ernie) Dorn of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Katie Bell BUSH Dorn

Leonard Yancey Dorn, Sr., of Greenwood, widower of Mary Sue Raborn Dorn, died on November 9, 2016, at Wesley Commons. Mr. Dorn was 106 years old. Born on July 16, 1910 in Greenwood, he was the son of the late Ernie Elwell Dorn and Ellen Harrison Dorn Williams. Leonard retired from Greenwood Mills-Harris Plant where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He raised pigeons, and was an avid gardener. Mr. Dorn was a member of Tranquil United Methodist Church. He was predeceased by son, Leonard Yancey Dorn, Jr. Surviving are a son, Cecil Wayne Dorn (Lynn) of Oviedo FL; daughters, Linda Polatty (Nelson) of Ninety Six and Mary Ann Evans (Don) of Greenwood; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren. Graveside at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Harley Funeral Home.

Daisy Ellen PERKINS Adams Holsonback, wife of (1) William Othello (W.O.)  Adams, Sr. of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, and (2) Robert Milton (Bobby) Holsonback, Jr., daughter of Janie Eliza BLACKSTOCK and James E. Perkins

Daisy Perkins Holsonback, 93, widow of Milton Holsonback, died November 8, 2016. Ms. Daisy was a daughter of the late James E. and Janie Blackstock Perkins. She was a bookkeeper for more than 51 years, employed by both Panola and Grendel Mills. She was a faithful member of Abney Memorial Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and served as the bookkeeper for more than 50 years. Ms. Daisy’s dedication to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was evident through her kindness to others, her bright smile and cheerful disposition. Surviving are her daughter, Nancy J. Adams and her husband, Bill Whitmire; and her sister, Dorothy “Dot” Fortner. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, William O. Adams, Jr. and her grandson, Homer Whitmire. A memorial service at Abney Memorial Baptist Church.  The Index-Journal (Greenwood SC), Nov. 10, 2016.

James Louis Outz, Jr., son of Virginia Lee Stewart LESLIE and James Louis Outz, Sr. of the Abram Ouzts Line, husband of Janice Rae CLARY Outz

James Louis Outz, Jr., 72, of Prosperity, died November 6, 2016 at Lexington Medical Center. Born on June 4, 1944 in Spartanburg SC, he was the son of the late Virginia Leslie and James Louis “J.L.” Outz, Sr. He was a faithful member of Macedonia Lutheran Church. Boating and spending time on the water brought him pleasure and so did music and his Clemson Tigers. Shagging was a favorite pastime. He was a member of the Columbia Shag Club and along with his wife, was an inductee into the SC Shagger’s Hall of Fame. Additionally, they were the first couple to become Palmetto Pals in the Palmetto Shag Club. Family was his top priority and he treasured the moments spent with all of them.  He is survived by his wife, Janice Outz; children, Pamela Outz Hipp (Doug) and James L. “Trey” Outz, III both of Prosperity; grandchildren, Nicholas L. Hipp (Kim) of Chesapeake VA, Lindsay Wicker (Nate) of Little Mountain and Erin Rhae Outz of Prosperity; great grandchildren, Mason Elizabeth Hipp, Abbie Rae Wicker and Maddox Steven Wicker; and sisters, Barbara Johnson of Chattanooga TN, Donna Lawson of Cowpens, and Lynn Hughes of Spartanburg. Funeral at Macedonia Lutheran Church, Lakeshore Chapel. Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry.

Martin Emmett Ouzts III, son of Corinne MATTHEWS and Martin Emmett Ouzts, Jr. of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, husband of Althea Ann PARTEN Ouzts

Martin Emmett Ouzts III, 80, Atlanta GA, and originally of Macon GA, died suddenly November 4, 2016. He is survived by his wife Althea P. Ouzts, William and Harry, his sister Corneila O. Cunningham, her two daughters, and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Beverly and Howard Zeller. Martin and his wife founded Ouzts and Ouzts CPA firm, were lifetime members in the Ansley Golf Club. Martin was a member of Northside Kiwanis Club and both Martin and Althea were Honorary Members of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. At Georgia State University Martin was a Blue Key Society Member. A memorial service at Briarcliff United Methodist Church, Atlanta.   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nov. 13, 2016.

Jean Elizabeth (Betty) MURPH Timmerman, widow of Harold Lee Timmerman of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, daughter of Jessie Wilson BROOM and William Daniel Murph

Funeral for Mrs. Betty Murph Timmerman of Fairfield Avenue, North Augusta, who entered into rest November 4, 2016, from the Grace United Methodist Church. Interment in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Timmerman was born in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late William Daniel and Jessie Broom Murph, a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and a graduate of Converse College with Honors in History. Following her marriage to the late Harold Lee Timmerman, she lived in Columbia for eight years, during which she was a very active member of Shandon United Methodist Church, a member of the Bay Blossom Garden Club and participant in many civic activities. After her family moved to North Augusta in December 1955, Betty became active in the Greenwood District of The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. She served the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the District as Secretary of Christian Social Relations, Secretary of Promotion/Membership Cultivation and President, later holding the appointive office of District Historian for 13 years. She served as secretary of the committee restoring the Cokesbury Conference School near Greenwood. In 1965 she was appointed by the District Superintendent to be Associate in Children’s Work for Elementary I and II Sunday School classes. The following year she became Director of Children’s Work in Greenwood District, later called Coordinator of Children’s Ministries. She served for several years on the Greenwood District Program Council. She held a number of offices in Church Women United in South Carolina, including the presidency, and in 1980 was named Valiant Woman of the Year by that organization. In Daring Hearts and Spirits Free: South Carolina Women in the United Methodist Tradition, Betty Murph Timmerman wrote the chapter “Daughters of Zeal”, which covers the work of women in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South from 1878 through 1939.  She has served on several Boards and Commissions of The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, including the Commission on Christian Social Concerns, of which she was treasurer and the Commission on Archives and History of which she was Secretary for four years, then Vice Chairman. She also was a member of the Conference Board of Education’s Children’s Work Council. For four years she was President of the South Carolina Conference Historical Society of which she had previously been Secretary-Treasurer/Membership Chairman and Vice President. She was also a member of the Southeastern Jurisdiction (United Methodist Church) Historical Society and a former member of the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Herbert Hucks Award for outstanding service in historical preservation and interpretation of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.  At Grace United Methodist Church of North Augusta, Betty served on many boards, committees and commissions. She taught first graders in the Sunday School for a number of years. She was a member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service and United Methodist Women and had served as President, Secretary of Christian Social Relations, Publicity Chairman and Historian. She was a member of the Nancy Smith Circle of the UMW and The Grace METTS, and held a certificate as a Qualified Church Pianist. Betty worked in the Church Library from its organization in 1962 and in 1990 the library was named in her honor, “The Betty Timmerman Library”. She also served as the Church Historian. Additionally, she was active in United Church Women, holding several offices including the presidency several times and was Chairman of the group’s Interdenominational Discussion Group for five years.  Mrs. Timmerman was a member and president of the former Lynnhurst Garden Club and served on the North Augusta Council of Garden Clubs as Chaplain and Publicity Chairman. For sixteen years, she was chairman of the North Augusta Trick of Treat for UNICEF Drive, also serving on the South Carolina Committee. Betty was a member and officer of the Greater North Augusta Council on Human Relations, later known as Triangle Compassion Unlimited. She had volunteered at the beginning of the Head Start Program at Paine College and Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.  Additionally, Betty served on the North Augusta Community Center Board, the Budget Committee of the United Fund of Augusta-North Augusta, the Publicity Committee of Nancy Carson Library Expansion Drives and Publishing Committee, History of North Augusta, South Carolina, Volume II, the Heritage Council of North Augusta and the Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta.  For sixteen years she was a staff member at the Augusta Regional Library and was a member of the Central Savannah River Area Library Association, Friends of the Augusta Library, Georgia Library Association, the Southeastern Library Association and represented the library on the Greater Augusta Arts Council. She and her husband were former members and officers of the Richmond Reelers Square Dance Club. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Tricia Timmerman, North Augusta; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Reverend Robert L. Gosey, North Augusta; five grandchildren, Genie (Chris) Champlain, Brooksville FL, Nicholas Gosey, Columbia SC, Rebecca (Michael) Springstead, Catherine Gosey and Christina Gosey all of North Augusta; five great grandchildren, Jamie Champlain, Samie Champlain, Jennifer Springstead, Amelia Springstead and Caleb Springstead; a sister, Ann Murph Barry, Columbia; two nieces, Frazier Barry Swindler, Irmo SC, and Beth Barry, Columbia.  Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta.

Edith Arlene BANKS Potts, daughter of Frances Justina OUZTS and Buford Silas Banks of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, widow of Woodrow Holly Potts, Jr.

Edith Arlene Potts, a retired office manager from Hurst, born Sept. 19, 1942, passed away Oct. 19, 2016. She loved the Lord, spending time with 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, singing and reading. She was preceded in death by parents, Buford and Frances Banks, and brother, Travis Banks. Survivors: Brothers, Melvin, Gordon and Ken Banks; children, Karen, Holli, Trey and Michael; grandchildren; great-grandchildren.  Edith died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas Co, Dallas TX on October 19, 2016. Her memorial service was October 24, 2016 at Smithfield Church of Christ, Ft. Worth, TX.  Her body is interred in Keeter Cemetery, Boyd, Wise Co. TX.  Bob Davis of Davis Funeral Chapel, Fort Worth TX.  The Star-Telegram (Ft Worth TX), Oct. 30, 2016.

Susan Ann OUZTS Putman, daughter of Cornelia Jacquelene (Jackie) LIPSCOMB Ouzts Rice and John Henry Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, wife of Billy Marr Putman

Mrs. Susan Ann Ouzts Rose passed away on October 18, 2016 after a long illness. Mrs. Rose was a graduate of Byars Hall High School, was a full time mother who is very proud of her children, was a gardener who loved having exotic plants, and loved to travel, which did she did extensively with her husband while he was in the United States Air Force.  Mrs. Rose is survived by her husband of 52 years, David Rose of Columbus MS; her three sons, David Allen Rose of Ann Arbor MI, Dr. David Michael Rose of Richmond VA, and Justin Matthew Rose of Indolona [Sic Indianola] MS; and her cousin who she was very close with, Mr. Lee Johnston of Henning TN. Mrs. Rose was preceded in death by her parents, John Ouzts and Jacquelene Rice, and by her cousin, Tony Johnston. Graveside at the Bethlehem Cemetery in Henning TN.

Rose Nell SMITH Brandt, daughter of Lila Mae PARKMAN and Lansing Burrows Smith of the George Ouzts Line, wife of Rev. Henry N. Brandt

Rose Smith Brandt, 82, of Prosperity, died October 10, 2016, at her residence. Born January 23, 1934, in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late L. B. and Lila Smith. Mrs. Brandt was an active member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, participating in the Essie Hawkins Circle of the Women of the ELCA, and formerly serving in the choir and on the Congregational Council. Rose was always supportive of her husband and his ministries and throughout her life served as a caregiver to others. She felt especially blessed by her family, treasuring the time she shared with all of them. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Rev. Henry N. Brandt; sons, H. Paul Brandt (Caroline), and Tim D. Brandt (Robin), all of Prosperity; daughter, Carol Brandt of Saluda; grandchildren, Paula Hammett (Ben), Hannah Thacker (Kait), David Brandt, Alex Brandt (Sam), and Emma Brandt; great-grandchildren, Anna Brandt, Gayle Hammett and Henry Brandt; brother, Bruce Smith (Winona) of Saluda; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Brandt, Sarah Wyatt (Jim), and George Brandt, all of Walhalla. Funeral service at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Prosperity. Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry. The State, Oct. 12, 2016.

Marion Roland (Ronnie) Timmerman, son of William Lavonia OLIVER and Marion Lafayette (Goat) Timmerman of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, husband of Lynne SAUMWEBER Timmerman

Marion Ronald “Ronnie” Timmerman, 68 of North Augusta, died October 2, 2016 at University Hospital. Funeral at Edgefield United Methodist Church. Burial will be private. Mr. Timmerman was born in Edgefield County and was the son of the late Marion and Mildred Oliver Timmerman. He was a member of the Edgefield United Methodist Church. He was a 1970 graduate of the Baptist College of Charleston and worked in Sales his entire life. The last company he worked for was the Roland Haskins Co.  He was an avid South Carolina Gamecock fan and was known as “Ronnie from North Augusta” on the sports talk radio show. Survivors include the love of his life Lynne; 1 sister, Darlene (Gene) Rushton; 2 nephews, Ryan (Brooke) Rushton, and Travis Rushton; 1 aunt Dorothy McGee; and 1 great nephew, Vance Rushton. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.

Brian Keith (Honk) Hall, husband of Crystal Jean FERNANDEZ of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, son of Margaret Rebecca (Beck) HALL and William Truman (Billy) Hall

Keith 'Honk' Hall, 50, of Abbeville, husband of Crystal Fernandez Hall, died September 29, 2016 at the Hospice House in Greenwood. He was born in Abbeville to Billy and Becky Hall. 'Honk' was a 1983 graduate of Abbeville High School. He was formerly employed with Abbeville Mills and Flexible Technologies. Most recently, 'Honk' was employed with WZLA 92.9 Radio announcing Abbeville High School football games on Friday nights, Abbeville Sporting Goods, and the Norris Auction. He was a sports enthusiast and for the last 30 years he could be found helping with stats for the AHS Panther football team. 'Honk' was a member of South Side Baptist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir and performing special music. He will be forever remembered for his vivacious personality, his love of family and dedication to music and sports. He was preceded in death by his father and mother in-law, Joe and Audrey Pruitt Fernandez; maternal grandparents, Rosella and Grady Hall; and paternal grandparents, Lillian and Roy Hall.  'Honk' is survived by his wife of 24 years of the home; a daughter, Becca Trujillo and her husband, Nestor of Greenwood; parents, Billy and Becky Hall of Abbeville; brother, Wayne Hall of Abbeville; and a number of extended family and friends.  A Service to Celebrate 'Honk's' Life in the Christian Life Center.  Harris Funeral Home.  The Index-Journal, Oct 1, 2016.

Timothy Dean Pirtle, Sr., husband of Marian Elizabeth MADISON of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, son of Ruth Marie CLARK and Delbert E. (Dud) Pirtle

Timothy D. Pirtle, Sr., 58, husband of Marian Pirtle, entered into rest on September 28, 2016.  Burial at Bellevue Memorial Gardens. In addition to his wife, Marian, survivors include his son, Timothy D. Pirtle, Jr. (Michelle) of Evans GA; daughter, Taylor D. Pirtle of Evans GA; mother, Ruth M. Pirtle of Evans GA; brother, Mike Pirtle (Cathy) of Evans GA; sister, Rene Bess (Norman) of White House TN; two grandchildren, Tysen Pirtle and Jayden Wren. Tim was preceded in death by his father, Delbert Pirtle, and son, Dennis Carraway. Platt's Funeral Home, Evans, GA.

Homer Vernon Boone Whitmire, son of Nancy Jane ADAMS and William Derrill (Bill) Whitmire of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line

Homer Vernon Boone Whitmire, resident of Athens GA, died the week of Sept. 21 [September, 25, 2016]. He is survived by his parents Nancy Jane Adams and Bill D. Whitmire; grandparents Essie Whitmire, Daisy Holsenback, and W.O. Adams. There will be no service. Friends and family are requested to remember the good times they spent with Homer, and keep him in your prayers. 1971 - 2016.  The Athens Banner-Herald, Sept. 29, 2016.

Joann FORD Outz Riddle, wife of (1) Michael Joe (Mike) Outz of the Henry Ouzts Line and (2) Tony Riddle, daughter of Doyce Ann CRAWFORD and James Cannon Ford

Joann Ford Riddle, 59, passed away at home September 20, 2016, after an extended period of illness.  Born in Belton SC, she was the daughter of James Cannon and Doyce Ann Crawford Ford. She is survived by her husband, Tony Riddle; one daughter, Tonya Alexander (Ted); one son Cannon Outz (Ashley); one brother, Bobby Ford; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She was preceded by her one brother, James Phillip Ford.  Burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville SC. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville. The Greenville News on Sept. 23, 2016.

William Kevin Pardue, son of Frenell (Nell) RODGERS and William Daniel (Billy) Pardue of the Jacob Ouzts II Line

William Kevin Pardue, 59, resident of 5B Battery Walk Court died September 16, 2016.  Born in Las Vegas NV, December 28, 1956, he was a son of the late William Daniel and Frenell Rodgers Pardue. Mr. Pardue lived all over the world with some of his best memories in Vincenzia, Italy and finally making his home in Columbia since 1977. He earned an Associate's Degree in Business and his career was spent in insurance and retail sales. He was a diehard Gamecock, Vikings and Metts fan and enjoyed golf and bowling. In his later years he frequented Chicago, the mountains, the beach and packed his calendar with local events. Kevin was notorious for giving his family nicknames such as Memaw, Scumbag, Monkoids, Dink, Rug Rat, Boo Boo, and Squidsy. He gave the BEST support for his niece and nephews and he will always be our sweet and funny Doinks. Mr. Pardue was preceded in death by a brother, Dave Pardue.  Surviving are a niece, Crystal Pardue Nickel and husband, Jason of Blythewood; nephews, Terry Whigham and wife, Libby, Ryan Pardue and Daniel Pardue, all of Irmo; great-nephew, James Nickel; great-niece, Julia Whigham; girlfriend, Judy A. Delaney of Ballentine; and numerous cousins, the Hembree's and Rodgers's, of Greenwood and Columbia. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Blyth Funeral Home.

Dorothy Frances TIMMERMAN Thackston, daughter Ruby Lee ROBINSON and Waymon William Timmerman of the John Calvin Ouzts Line

Dorothy Frances Timmerman Thackston, age 79, passed away on September 13, 2016 at NHC in Anderson. She was the daughter of Waymon and Ruby Timmerman. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Armstrong, son-in-law, Skip Armstrong, and granddaughter, Marie Armstrong. Frances is also survived by her three sisters, Faye (Kenneth) Cantrell, Jean (Johnny) McConnell, and Sarah (Alvin) Drake. Her brother, Ben (Peggy) Timmerman just welcomed her in Heaven. Graveside at the Old Silverbrook Cemetery at 1405 White Street, Anderson. The Greenville News, Sept. 23, 2016.

Andrew David McVeigh, son of Sheila Diane FREE and Phillip David McVeigh of the Henry Ouzts Line

Andrew David McVeigh, age 36, went to be with his Lord on September 9, 2016. He was born in Lexington SC on April 27, 1980. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Criminal Justice. Andrew was a faithful member of West Columbia Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he served in youth ministry. He loved and served the Lord with all of his heart. He was also an avid Gamecock fan. Andrew survived two double-lung transplants and cancer. He inspired many with his tenacity, faith, and humor. He was loved by all and was affectionately known as “Superman” for his courage and steadfast ability to overcome adversity.  Andrew was the loving son of Phillip David and Diane Free McVeigh. Surviving are his parents; maternal grandparents: John and Julia Free; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents: Homer and Rosa McVeigh.  Funeral at West Columbia Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in Southland Memorial Gardens. Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.

Doshia Irene DUFFIE Smith, wife of Norman Conway (Pete) Smith of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of Mary Ruth DUFFIE and Henry Zed Duffie, Sr.

Doshia Irene Duffie Smith, 89, died peacefully August 31, 2016, at her residence. Born in Saluda County, a daughter of the late Henry Zed Duffie, Sr. and Ruth D. Duffie, she was the wife of the late Norman Conway Smith. She was a graduate of Lander College and Winthrop College. She was a retired school teacher, having taught business and shorthand at Hollywood School and had retired as a Social Service Supervisor Specialist with the South Carolina Department of Social Services. Mrs. Smith worked with the Saluda County Historical Society and was a member of American Legion Post #65 Ladies Auxiliary and a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, having accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 10. Surviving are four sons, Henry Joe "Jody" Smith (Christina) of Charleston, Jon Duffie Smith of Clearwater FL, James Kirk "Jimmy" Smith (Ginnie) of McCormick, and Jene Conway "Jeno" Smith (Kara Kilpatrick) of Lexington KY, a daughter, Jan Smith Bowman of Clearwater FL, a sister, Peggy Black of Saluda, a sister-in-law, Mary Helen Duffie of Saluda, a brother-in-law, Joe Ed Smith (Marlene) of Saluda, seven grandchildren, Kirk Smith (Michelle), Kavon Smith, Ryan Smith (Katarina), Michael Bowman, Daniel Bowman, Andrea Dillard (Deke), and Austin Smith, and six great-grandchildren, Alex Smith, Andrew Smith, Adam Smith, Asa Smith, Sloan Dillard and Judah Dillard. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by three sisters, Bobbie Ann Duffie, Mildred Grant and Margaret Wallace, a brother, H.Z. Duffie, Jr., and a granddaughter, Kariana Smith.  Interment in Mayson Memorial Cemetery.  Ramey Funeral Home.  The State, September 4, 2016.

Agnes AYCOCK Witt, wife of John Milledge Witt, Sr. of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Lucille BURGESS and Lewis Jackson Aycock

Agnes Aycock Witt, 103, resident of 1415 Parkway, widow of John Milledge Witt, Sr. died August 17, 2016 at Magnolia Manor.  Born in Lincolnton GA, June 24, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Lewis Jackson and Lucille Burgess Witt. She was in textiles for many years before retiring from Star Café where she served as a waitress.  A charter member of Greenwood Baptist Church, she was a member of the Young at Heart Sunday School Class.  Mrs. Witt was preceded in death by a son, Samuel Jackson Witt; grandson, Randall Witt; great-grandson, Billy Garrett; and two brothers, Burt and Billy Aycock.  Surviving are two sons, John M. Witt, Jr. and wife Nancy and Ray Witt and wife Connie, all of Greenwood; two daughters, Lucille Ann Aldridge and husband Larry of Simpsonville and Denise Lynn Garrett and husband Billy of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Kevin Witt and wife Deborah, Robin Broussard, Mike Witt and wife Sharon, Phillip Witt and wife Andrea and Candice Hughey; ten great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  Burial in Edgewood Cemetery.  Blyth Funeral Home.

Robert Alan (Bob) Johnson, husband of Dollie Virginia SUMMER Lot of the of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, son of Mary Catherine KING and Alpha Cornelius Johnson

A celebration of life service for Mr. Robert “Bob” Alan Johnson, age 86, at First Baptist Church of Montmorenci.  Interment in the Church cemetery.  Mr. Johnson died on August 11, 2016 in Gilbert SC and was a native of El Paso TX, and had made Aiken County his home for the past 43 years moving here from Ft. Pierce FL.  He was the husband of Mrs. Sylvia Younginier Williams Johnson of Gilbert SC, and a son of the late Mr. Alpha C. Johnson and the late Mrs. Mary King Johnson.  Affectionately known as Mr. Bob, he retired in 1982 from Kimberly Clark, Beech Island SC with 15 years of service. He was a very talented auctioneer having owned and operated the Montmorenci Auction Barn and the New Ellenton Auction Barn from 1970-1982. Mr. Bob also was the owner and operator of the Friendly Flea Market of Montmorenci. He patented the invention of Microwavable boiled peanuts and marketed Mr. Bob’s boiled peanuts in the convenience and major food stores. Mr. Bob wrote and published a book “God First” and also played the Boom Bass and recorded the songs he wrote in Nashville TN. In his earlier days Mr. Bob trained thoroughbred horses at Calumet Farms for which many of the horses he trained raced at the Kentucky Derby, and other major horse tracks throughout the United States. He was a veteran having served in the US Navy. Mr. Bob was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Montmorenci.  Additional survivors include three sons, Lindy Lott, Aiken, Jerry (Vera) Lott, Aiken, Lucky (Barbara) Johnson, Montmorenci; four daughters, Nancy (Hack Goodwin) McClure, Aiken, Mitzi Nichols, Beech Island, Vikki (Charles Young) Choate, Aiken, Maryannie (Fred) Wienbeck, Aiken; one sister, Alpha Kimes, Victoria TX; twenty grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.  Mr. Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Mrs. Dolly Summer Lott Johnson and one son, Timmy “T.J.” Johnson.  Cole Funeral Home.

Doshia Irene DUFFIE Smith, widow of Norman Conway (Pete) Smith of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of Mary Ruth DUFFIE and Henry Zed Duffie, Sr.

SALUDA SC - Doshia Irene Duffie Smith, 89, died peacefully Wednesday evening, August 31, 2016, at her residence. Born in Saluda County, a daughter of the late Henry Zed Duffie, Sr. and Ruth D. Duffie, she was the wife of the late Norman Conway Smith. She was a graduate of Lander College and Winthrop College. She was a retired school teacher, having taught business and shorthand at Hollywood School and had retired as a Social Service Supervisor Specialist with the South Carolina Department of Social Services. Mrs. Smith worked with the Saluda County Historical Society and was a member of American Legion Post #65 Ladies Auxiliary and a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, having accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 10. Surviving are four sons, Henry Joe "Jody" Smith (spouse: Christina) of Charleston, Jon Duffie Smith of Clearwater FL, James Kirk "Jimmy" Smith (Ginnie) of McCormick, and Jene Conway "Jeno" Smith (Kara Kilpatrick) of Lexington KY, a daughter, Jan Smith Bowman of Clearwater FL, a sister, Peggy Black of Saluda, a sister-in-law, Mary Helen Duffie of Saluda, a brother-in-law, Joe Ed Smith (Marlene) of Saluda, seven grandchildren, Kirk Smith (Michelle), Kavon Smith, Ryan Smith (Katarina), Michael Bowman, Daniel Bowman, Andrea Dillard (Deke), and Austin Smith, and six great-grandchildren, Alex Smith, Andrew Smith, Adam Smith, Asa Smith, Sloan Dillard and Judah Dillard. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by three sisters, Bobbie Ann Duffie, Mildred Grant and Margaret Wallace, a brother, H.Z. Duffie, Jr., and a granddaughter, Kariana Smith. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ramey Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 11a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Good Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Jeremy Beauford officiating. Interment will follow in Mayson Memorial Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.rameyfuneralhome.com. The State, September 4, 2016.

Hilda LOWERY Sims, daughter of Ethel L. HARTER and Preston Brooks Lowery, Jr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts Lowery Line, former wife of Eugene (Gene) Williams, Sr. and widow of Rudolph Nathan Sims, Sr.

NINETY SIX SC - Hilda Lowery Sims, 78, of 108 Dogwood Drive, widow of Rudolph Nathan Sims, died Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Hospice House. Born in Ninety Six, she was the daughter of the late Preston Brooks and Ethel Harter Lowery. She was a graduate of Commerce College and retired from Sun Trust Bank. Hilda was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Gene Williams Jr. of the home; two brothers, William Donald Lowery of Powdersville and Henry Ronald Lowery (Patsy Ridlehoover) of Six Mile; two step-children, Barry Sims of Gastonia NC and Vickie Sims Laughlin (Larry) of Hodges; a daughter-in-law, Susan Sims of Greenwood; two stepgrandchildren, Brooks Sims, Brittany Dunlap (Terence); a great-granddaughter, Rudy Mackenzie Dunlap; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Dewey Lowery. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Sprouse and the Rev. Valerie Mireb officiating. Burial will be held at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Preston Lowery, Mike Lowery, Kyle Lowery, Glenn McClam, Alan Fortner, Jimmy Brock, and Glen Evans. Honorary escort will be Donnie McDowell, Timmy Price, Steve Dove, Michelle Hughes, and the members of Jack Marshall Sunday school class. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont; 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, 29646. The family is at the home. Memorial tributes may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com. The Index Journal, July 31, 2016.

Anita Love OUZTS Williams, daughter of Isabella (Isabell) HAYES and William Roy (Willie) Ouzts, Sr., of the Henry Ouzts Line,  widow of Melvin Orvis (Doodle) Williams

Funeral services for Anita L. Williams will be held Monday, August 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, LA with Bro. Jerry McFarland officiating. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.  Anita was born June 2, 1938 in Minden and entered into rest July 29, 2016 in Minden.  She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin O. Williams. She is survived by her son Donald Ray Williams of Mountain City TN, daughters Cindy Rowell of Minden, Angela Price and husband Richard of Little Rock AR, sister Evelyn Joy McFarland of Minden, brother William Roy Ouzts, Jr. of Sherman TX, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  The family expresses thanks to Divine Home Health Service for their wonderful service and Minden Medical Center E.R. staff for their extraordinary care and compassion.  Pallbearers will be Donald Ray Williams, Michael DeLano, Clay Miller, Justin Miller, Junior Miller, and Scotty Miller.

Barbara Jean HUNT Elliott, daughter of Frances (Fannie) STILL and Harold Abner Hunt of the George Ouzts Line, widow of Joseph Daniel “Joe Dan” Elliott, Jr.

Barbara Jean Hunt Elliott, 86, resident of 124 Woodhaven Court, widow of Joseph Daniel “Joe Dan” Elliott, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Hospice House. Born in Greenwood, April 4, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Harold A. and Fannie Still Hunt. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and attended Greenwood College of Commerce. Mrs. Elliott was a devoted member of Laurel Baptist Church and the Leary Belue Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Greenwood Christian Woman’s Club, VFW Ladies Auxiliary and former member of the Greenwood Woman’s Club. For many years she was an active member of the Republican Party and enjoyed serving as a Poll Worker for the Greenwood County Election Commission. Surviving are a daughter, Jeanne E. Harrison and husband John of Columbia and a son Joseph D. “Danny” Elliott, III of Greenwood; grandchildren, Elizabeth Ferguson and husband Bo, Ashley Sitton and husband Joe and John Harrison and wife Megan and Shane Tumlin and wife Lori, all of Columbia; and seven greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Elliott was predeceased by a daughter- in-law, Debbie Brown Elliott. She was a dedicated grandmother and greatgrandmother who loved spending time with her family and church friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. J. William Harris officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bo Ferguson, Joe Sitton, John Harrison III, Tim Matthews, Buddy Elliott and Frank Elliott. The family is at the home of Kirby and Becky Hearn, 104 Ashford Place in Gatewood, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 Thursday morning. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646; or to Laurel Baptist Church, 330 Sample Road, Greenwood SC 29649. For online condolences visit www.blythfuneralhome. com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Elliott family.  The Index Journal, July 20, 2016.

Mary Ellen BODIE Patterson, daughter of Margeret Eugene (Genie) BROCK and Fred Arthur (Trace) Bodie of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of Charles Wesley Patterson, Jr.

Mary Ellen Bodie Patterson, age 89, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Rainey Hospice House. Born in Newberry SC, on October 25, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Margaret Brock Bodie. She graduated from Queens College in Charlotte NC and retired after many years as a secretary at Lakeside Junior High School. Mary was a member of Concord Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday School Class.  She is survived by her children, Chuck Patterson (Shirley McAlister), Nancy Desing (Mike) and Kelly Bostic (Sean); four grandchildren, Sarah and Lauren Desing and Meghan and Patrick Bostic; and two sisters, Katherine Berry (James) and Shirley Pitts.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Charles Patterson, Jr.  The family will receive friends at Concord Baptist Church on Monday, July 11, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Dr. Don Cox will officiate. A private entombment will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church, 1012 Concord Road, Anderson SC 29621, or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson SC 29621.  A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com. The McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Anderson SC.

Margaret Joanne (Joe) PUCKETT Williams, wife of Goode Mobley Williams of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Effie Dale HARLING and Ira Allen Puckett

Margaret Puckett Williams, 97, resident of 400 East Creswell Avenue, widow of Goode Mobley Williams, Jr. died June 30, 2016 at Hospice House of the Piedmont. She lived in her home for 69 years before moving to National Health Care in the fall of 2015. While still at home, she enjoyed many happy days at Uptown Senior, an adult daycare center. Born in Troy, June 5, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Ira Allen and Effie Dale Harling Puckett. She was educated at Troy Grammar School (7 grades, 2 rooms), Greenwood High School and Lander College. A member of First Baptist Church, she attended the Benson Class. She also was a member of Star Fort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Ivy Garden Club, Lotus Garden Club and Atheneum Study Club. Her life was one of kindness, determination, courage and joy that never ceased. Growing up as part of the ARP and Methodist churches in Troy, her life was rooted in scripture and faith combined with merriment and laughter. A clipping saved from the Troy paper described the Puckett children after a Sunday afternoon outing, as a “happy little band of folks.” Mrs. Williams was predeceased by a daughter, Suzanne Bradley Williams; a son-inlaw, Dr. Cecil Richard Bowman of Staunton VA; four brothers and two sisters. Surviving are two daughters, Dale Williams Scurry and husband Dr. Ralph Brooks Scurry, Jr. of Augusta GA, and Elizabeth Williams Bowman of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Ralph Brooks Scurry III and wife Jamie of Charlotte NC, and Margaret Scurry Deese and husband Jack of Augusta GA; and three great-grandsons, Brooks Scurry IV, Edward Scurry, and Jack Deese IV. Survivors also include a sister, Judy Edwards of Kingstree SC; a brother-inlaw, Jack Edwards; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of First Baptist Church, with Dr. Tony Hopkins officiating. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the church parlor. Burial will follow at Edgewood Cemetery. The family is at her home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 722 Grace Street, Greenwood 29649; or to Hospice House of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood 29646. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome. com) is assisting the family.  The Index Journal, July 2, 2016.

Betty Jean POWELL Timmerman, wife of Robert (Bobby) Timmerman of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, daughter of Lorie HITE and Milledge Elbert Powell

AIKEN SC - Betty Jean Timmerman, 71, beloved wife of Bobby Timmerman, died peacefully Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at her residence. A native and life-long resident of Aiken, Betty was a daughter of Lorie Hite Powell Storey and the late Milledge Powell. She was a hairdresser and worked with her daughter at O'Haira's Hair & Nail Studio. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Betty loved working in her yard and taking care of others. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Bobby, her mother, Lorie Storey, Aiken; two daughters, Bobbi Hyde (Keith), Aiken, Kimberly Kirkendohl (Sam), Graniteville; four grandchildren, Lindsey Fincher (fiance; Mark McFall), Aaron Fincher (Kelly), Davis Kirkendohl, Kellen Kirkendohl; brother, Robert Powell (Susan), Graniteville. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at Shellhouse - Rivers Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Friday morning at 11 o'clock at Bethel Baptist Church with The Rev. Brancie Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in Aiken Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Aaron Fincher, Mark McFall, Danny Zielinski, Sam Kirkendohl, Keith Hyde, Ryan Hyde. Memorial contributions may be directed to Bethel Baptist Church, 1127 Bethel Church Rd., Aiken SC 29801.  Shellhouse - Rivers Funderal Home, Aiken SC.

Elizabeth (Betty) RICE Boone, wife of Gaines Orin Boone of the Daniel Ouzts Line, daughter of Lottie CANNON and Rev. Collie Justus (C.J.) Rice

CHAPIN SC - Elizabeth (Betty) Rice Boone of Irmo SC died Monday June 20, 2016. Mrs. Boone, the daughter of the late Rev. C. J. and Lottie Cannon Rice, was born in Pulaski VA on June 3, 1926. She graduated from high school as valedictorian. She then attended and graduated from Marion Junior College in Virginia. When her family moved to South Carolina, she entered Newberry College from which she received an AB degree in 1945 (magma cum laude) and to which she returned to work as Assistant to the Registrar for the next four years. She and Gaines Orin Boone were married at St. James Lutheran Church in Newberry on June 3, 1950. Her work after their marriage was mainly in support of his career. Along the way, she taught public school music in Ninety Six SC, and provided private piano, organ and voice lessons. She was a lifelong Lutheran and active in the Lutheran churches wherever she lived, holding offices in the women’s organizations and serving as a member of Worship and Music Committees both locally and statewide. She was an organist and choir director at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Florence SC, as well as substitute organist for many area churches. After her children were grown, she worked as a Rural Mail Carrier in Chapin until her retirement in 1991.  Betty was involved with Newberry College activities, serving as officer of the President’s Club, and president of the Newberry College Women’s League. Newberry named her Outstanding Alumnus in 1978 for her work in fundraising for the renovations of Smeltzer Hall. She and her husband, G. O. Boone were given the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award in 1981. They also received the Service to Mankind Award from the Chapin SC Sertoma Club. Mrs. Boone is survived by her husband of 66 years, and their children and spouses. They are; Andy and Cheyrl Boone of Chapin SC, and Marilyn and Dean Kimbrell of Tryon NC. Also surviving are her grandchildren, George Orin Boone of Columbia SC, Wilt Cannon Boone of Columbia SC, Mandy Kimbrell Psiaki and her husband Dave Psiaki of Atlanta GA. She has one great-granddaughter, Katherine Cunningham Psiaki and two remaining cousins.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 2081 Dutch Fork Road, White Rock SC. The family will receive friends there in the hour prior to the service. The family greatly appreciates the care given to Betty by Dr. Carroll Pinner III and the staff of the Pinner Clinic. Memorials may be made to the G.O and Betty Boone Scholarship, Newberry College, 2100 College Street, Newberry SC, 29108 or to Bethel Lutheran Church, as listed above. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com. Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family. The Index Journal, June 22, 2016.

Lemuel Eddie (Junior) Corley, Jr., first husband of Edith Florine LANGLEY of the Henry Ouzts Line, son of Irma Norine HALTIWANGER and Lemuel Eddie Corley, Sr., husband of Glenda Gail HURLEY Corley

Gray Court SC -  Lemuel Eddie Corley, Jr, age 79, of 233 Stover and Hurley Drive, and husband of Glenda Gail Hurley Corley, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Hillcrest Memorial Hospital. Born in Edgefield County, he was a son of the late Lemuel Eddie Corley, Sr. and Irma Haltiwanger Corley. Eddie retired from SC Department of Special Needs and Disabilities and was a member of Lanford Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are seven children, Stacy Corley (Kathy) of Hickory Tavern, Russell Corley (Judith) of Laurens, Gary Corley (Angie) of Laurens, Kent Corley (Liz) of Laurens, and Dale Corley of Hickory Tavern, Amanda Reid (Kevin) of Mauldin and Jenny Lynn Landreth (David) of Fountain Inn; one brother, Edward Maurice Corley (Betty) of Laurens; two sisters, Nancy Turner of Johnston, SC, and Nita [Juanita] Taylor of Tryon, NC; twelve grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Eddie was predeceased by two sons, Christopher Corley and Terrell Corley; two brothers, Larry Corley and Bill [William] Corley; and two sisters, Virginia Putnam and Ann Christie. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Lanford Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Richard Cain with burial following in the church cemetery. The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Memorials may be made to Lanford Baptist Church Building Fund, 104 Patterson Plant Road, Enoree SC 29335. Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

Donald Stewart (Don) Keadle, husband of Alice SNYDER Keadle of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, son of Mary Frances STEWART and Herbert Eugene Keadle

Donald Stewart “Don” Keadle, Sr., 75, resident of 118 Stonebrook Ct., husband of Alice Snyder Keadle, died June 16, 2016, at Self Regional Medical Center. Born October 11, 1940, in Greenville, he was a son of the late Herbert Eugene and Mary Frances Stewart Keadle. He attended Greenwood High School and Georgia Military College. Don was formerly employed with Bankers Life and Casualty Insurance Company and retired as the owner/ operator of Don’s Used Cars. A member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, he was also a Mason and member of the Hejaz Shrine Temple in Mauldin and the Abba Shrine Temple in Mobile AL. He was also active in the Moose Lodge, the Greenwood Corvette Club and the Emerald Antique Car Club. Surviving, in addition to his wife of 28 years, are two sons, Don S. Keadle, Jr. and wife Cassie of Anderson and Jeffery Jordan and wife Christy of Mobile AL; a daughter, Frances K. McKinnell of Mobile AL; three stepdaughters, Rhonda Glasby and husband Jim of Greenwood, Mary Teague and husband Chip of Liberty and Jennifer Adams of Irmo; a sister, Beverly K. Skinner and husband Talmage of Raleigh NC; and a greatgrandchild, Isabella Busha. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, with Rev. Bobby Gilbert officiating. Entombment will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park. The family will be at the home on Stonebrook Ct. and will receive friends at the church from 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 1:30 Saturday afternoon.  Memorials may be made to the Greenwood Shrine Club, 402 Shrine Club Road, Greenwood SC 29646; or the Greenwood Moose Lodge, 1315 Ninety Six Highway, Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.  Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Keadle family.  The Index Journal, June 18, 2016.

Annette DICKARD Phillips Doolittle, widow of Strom Franklin Doolittle of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line

GREENWOOD SC - Mrs. Annette Dickard Doolittle, 79, of Greenwood, wife of the late Strom F. Doolittle, died Wednesday. Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 17, 2016 at 11 A.M. at Harris Baptist Church in Greenwood with burial at 1 P.M. at East View Cemetery in Edgefield. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M. at the church. Mrs. Doolittle was born in Greenville SC and was a member of Harris Baptist Church. She worked at Monsanto for 13 years before going back to school and received a Phlebotomist License. She then worked at Sheppard Community Blood Center. Survivors include 2 daughters, Tammy Harris, Shaunna (Barry) Ouzts; 3 granddaughters, Whitney (Joseph) Holley, Katie Harris, and Blayre Ouzts; 1 sister, Andrea (Joe) Westmoreland. Mrs. Doolittle was predeceased by a daughter, Harriett P. Whitmire. Memorials may be made to Harris Baptist Church, 300 Center St., Greenwood SC 29649 or Hospice House of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Rev. Van Buren Thomas, Jr. , husband of Emma Jo WOOD Thomas of the George Ouzts Line, son of Connie Lee RICHARDSON and Van Buren Thomas, Sr.

TAYLORS SC - Reverend Van B. Thomas, Jr., 71, of Taylors, husband of Emma Jo Wood, died Monday, June 6, 2016. Born in Greenwood SC, he was the son of the late Van B. Thomas, Sr. and Connie Richardson Thomas. Reverend Thomas served in the US Air Force and graduated from Emory University Theology School. He served churches with the SC United Methodist Conference for 36 years. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his daughter, Treva Thomas Hammond (Clay); his son, Van B. Thomas III (Stacey); his grandsons, Hunter, Alex, and Hayden Hamlin, Grayson and Landon Thomas; and brother, Randy Thomas. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Thomas G. Hamlin. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 701 Cleveland Street, Greenville SC, 29601. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew United Methodist Church; or Piedmont Hospice, 209-A Riverside Court, Greer, SC 29650.  The Index Journal, June 9, 2016.

Billy Joe Garrett III, son of Denise Lynn (Dee) WITT and Billy Joe Garrett, Jr. of the George Ouzts Line

Billy Joe Garrett, III, 31, resident of 308 Reflections Drive, died Monday, June 13, 2016. Born in Greenwood, June 20, 1984, he is the son of Billy J., Jr. and Denise Witt Garrett. He was a 2002 graduate of Emerald High School and received a BS degree in science from Lander University. He was a Master’s student in engineer project management through Clarkson University, Potsdan NY. Billy was a talented musician, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially enjoyed hunting out west with family and friends and teaching his nephew, Triston, how to play the piano. Another love of his life was his dog, Brady. Surviving, in addition to his parents of the home, are a sister, Tara Garrett Mitchell and husband Kevin of Summerville; a nephew, Triston Garrett Mitchell of Summerville; maternal grandfather, John and wife Nancy Witt of Greenwood; maternal grandmother, Jennie and husband Dale Hammond of St. Petersburg FL; and maternal greatgrandmother, Agnes Witt of Greenwood. Several loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Private family services will be conducted by Rev. Brent Bennett. The family is at the home in Gatewood and will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6 to 8. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen VA, 230585216; or to the Humane Society of Greenwood, PO Box 49776, Greenwood SC 29649. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. The Index-Journal, June 16, 2016.

James Irvin Summer, son of Annie Elizabeth TIMMERMAN and James Clarence Summer of the Peter Ouzts II Line, husband of Donna Marie BERRY Summer

SUMMER SC -James Irvin Summer, age 75, of Aiken SC, loving husband for nine wonderful years to Laurel Perry Summer and son of the late Clarence Summer and the late Annie Timmerman Summer, entered into eternal rest at his residence, Saturday morning, June 11, 2016. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Todd (Georgianne) Summer of Aiken; daughters, Cindy Summer and Suzanne (Stan) Richardson both of North Augusta SC and Sheryl (Robert) Lybrand of Aiken; a brother, Clyde (Joanne) Summer of Aiken, S.C.; twenty-one grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, a brother-in-law, Robert Johnson; stepson, Bennett (Sherry) Hixon and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife of forty-two years, Donna Berry Summer; a brother, Truman Summer and sisters, Dolly Johnson and Millie Hubbs. He was born in and was a lifelong resident of Aiken County. He was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Aiken. He retired from Kimberly- Clark as an Assistant Fire Chief after thirty-five years of dedicated service. He enjoyed running his Flea Market at Six Points in Aiken for many years. He served in the US Army Reserves. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. His grandchildren held a very special place in his heart and life. He never met a stranger. He had a “Heart of Gold”, as he would help anybody who needed help. The world will be a better place with more people who cared for their fellowman like Irvin Summer did. He shall be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Death is not the end, as he has just made that great transition to his new Heavenly Home. Earth’s loss, is truly Heaven’s gain. A service, celebrating his life and homegoing, will be held at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Aiken on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM with Rev. Randy Ouzts and Rev. Ron Hasty officiating. The interment will follow at the Historical Graniteville Cemetery. The Pallbearers will be Charles McFee, Jason Hancock, Chad Hancock, Alex Richardson, Travis Tullis and Aaron Waller. The Honorary Pallbearers will be Davy Judy, Dale Sharp, John Hartley, Johnny Crook, Joe Hamilton and Walter Jones. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 105 Summerwood Way, Suite D, Aiken SC 29803. The family will receive friends at the Church on Tuesday from 3:00 until the time of service. The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Regency Hospice for their loving care. Napier Funeral Home, Inc., 315 Main St., Graniteville SC 29829 is in charge of the funeral arrangements. You can visit the online guest register at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com.

Doris Ruth QUARLES Bryan, widow of  Leonard Brooke (Wally) Bryan of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, daughter of Bessie Louise WHITE and William Bryant Quarles

Greenwood SC - Doris Quarles Bryan, 88, resident of Wesley Commons, widow of Leonard Brooke Bryan, passed away June 11, 2016 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Plum Branch SC, September 26, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Bryant and Louise Quarles. Mrs. Bryan graduated from Edgefield High School and was a member of South Main Street Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Bryan Matzkin and husband Ken of Los Angeles CA; four sons, David Michael Bryan and wife Laura of Fort Mill, John Ralph Bryan and wife Mary K. of Easley, Charles Leonard Bryan and wife Kathy of Philadelphia PA and Christopher Brooke Bryan and wife Sharon of Taylors; two sisters, Mary Shaffer of Lexington and Brenda Cassell and husband Wayne of Greer; a sister-in-law, Mary Bryan Hayes of Augusta, GA; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Andy Roberson officiating. Burial will be in Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Edgefield at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Adams officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. Memorials may be made to South Main Baptist Church, PO Box 1093, Greenwood SC 29648 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, SC Chapter, 107 Westpark Blvd., Suite 150, Columbia SC 29210. For online condolences visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Bryan family. The Index-Journal on June 13, 2016.

Daniel Wright (Dan) Fouche’, son of Mary Ellen Smith and William Wright (Bill) Fouche’ of the george Ouzts Line, husband of Jane PRICE Fouche'

Daniel Wright “Dan” Fouche’, 63, passed away on June 5, 2016 surrounded by his family in Greenwood SC. Dan, a native of Greenwood was born on August 19th, 1952. He is predeceased by his mother Mary Ellen Smith Fouche’ and father William Wright (Bill) Fouche’ and infant brother William Harvard (Billy) Fouche’. He is survived by his wife, Jane Price Fouche’, his sons Pate Jackson Fouche’ and William (Wil) Wiley Fouche’ and his wife Cassidy Fouche’ and his sister Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Fouche’. He is also survived by his sister-in law, Gayle Lofgren, nephew Josh Snelling and his wife Jessica Snelling, niece, Kelsey Lofgren, sister-in law Marywiley Signaigo, and niece, Price Signaigo. Dan graduated from Greenwood High School in 1970, attended Clemson University and graduated sum cum laude from Lander University in 1974. He completed his MBA at Winthrop University in 1978.  Dan began his 34 year career with Milliken/Sage in 1981 at the Abbeville plants in Abbeville SC. He retired in January 2015 as a development manager of automotive fabrics.  Dan was a gifted and creative man and could accomplish anything he set his mind to. His laugh would warm your heart. You would often find Dan at Lake Greenwood at the family’s lake house working on a project with his sons Wil and Pate, or on the golf course at Greenwood Country Club enjoying a round of golf with his many friends. Both he and Jane were music lovers and could often draw attention on the dance floor.  Dan and the love of his life, Jane, have a very special bond that has spanned 41 years. Anyone who knew Dan Fouche’ loved and respected him. His sister, Nancy was fiercely loyal to her brother and always had his back. Pallbearers: Stanley McIlvain, Andy Montjoy, Donnie Long, Rick Hall, Charlie Floyd, Phillip Floyd, Bob Lofgren and Ronnie Coleman. Honorary Pallbearers: Warren and Dot Moore, Lil and Shay Stoney, Lynn & Donald (D.J.) Johnson, Paula McIlvain, Clyde Ellison, Dan Rogers, Jerry Morton and his golf buddies. Following the private burial at Edgewood Cemetery on June 7, 2016, will be a celebration of life service at 1:00 at the First Baptist Church on Grace Street, Greenwood. The family will receive guests in the reception hall at the church after the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greenwood Country Club Dan Fouche’ Memorial Fund, c/o Greenwood Country Club, P.O. Box 919, Greenwood SC 29648 For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome. com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Fouche’ family. The Index Journal June 7, 2016.

Laura Elizabeth Clegg, daughter of Clara Belle KAY and Ervine Cook Clegg, Sr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line

CAYCE SC - A funeral service for Laura Elizabeth Clegg, 86, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4th, 2016, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 12-1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Miss Clegg died June 1, 2016. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Ervine Cook Clegg Sr. and Clara Kay Clegg. She retired from Seibles Bruce Insurance Company and was a member of First Baptist Church of Columbia. She enjoyed watching her church service on Sunday mornings, reading, and playing Bingo with her friends at Lexington Extended Care.Surviving are her sister, Louise Clegg Barrett of Columbia; sister-in-law, Mary Clegg of West Columbia; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Majorie Clegg Kammer; and brothers, Ervine Jr., Harold, and Carl Clegg. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Lexington Extended Care and Palmetto Health Baptist for the care they provided to Lib during her illness. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Columbia, P.O. Box 1000, Columbia, SC 29202. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.  The State on June 3, 2016.

Josephine Virginia (Jo) POTTER Faulkner, widow of Clifton Odell Faulkner, Jr. of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Miriam G. RAST and George W. Potter

Ogden, Utah - Josephine Potter Faulkner passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. She was a resident of Layton.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Christ Episcopal Church with Rev. Curtis Johnson officiating. Interment to follow at Westover Memorial Park.   She was born in Augusta GA, on April 19, 1927, to George W. and Miriam Rast Potter. She graduated from Tubman High School and continued her education by earning college credits through her employer, the US Army. On June 20, 1946, she married Clifton Odell Faulkner, Jr. at Christ Episcopal Church in Augusta. She lived in the Augusta area for 80 years but moved to Northern Utah in 2007.  Josephine worked as a civil servant at Fort Gordon GA, from 1965 to 1987, retiring as Chief, Resource Management Office, Directorate of Personnel and Communications and Community Activities. She received numerous awards during her career for outstanding achievement.   She was an Episcopalian for most of her life, but she joined the Anglican Catholic Church shortly before the death of her beloved husband in 2003. She was a member of the (Episcopal) Daughters of the King, having helped initiate the Augusta chapter. Later she belonged to the (Anglican) Order of St. Luke. She belonged to numerous church committees and served in varying capacities, such as church secretary, treasurer, and vestry member. She also volunteered in the soup kitchen at Christ Church.   She enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling and working word puzzles, and she gave generously to numerous charities.  Josephine had one daughter, Linda Jones Whitney (Tom) of Layton UT and one grandson Clifton Wayne Jones (Sandeep) of Atlanta GA. She also had several nieces and nephews. She was the youngest of her parents' six children. She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings.   Friends and family may make donations to the American Heart Association.   The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening, June 10, 2016 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Ted Carroll Youngblood, Sr., husband of Betty Lou OUZTS of the Henry Ouzts Line, son of Cornelia BRYAN and Willie Bert Youngblood

ROSEDALE LA – Services for Ted Carroll Youngblood, Sr., 90, at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel, Shreveport LA. Entombment at Forest Park West Cemetery, Shreveport. Upon graduating from high school Ted served his country during World War II. He enlisted in the US Army seeing active duty in the Philippines. Ted returned to North Louisiana after the war ended in 1945. Ted married Betty Ouzts in June, 1950, in Minden, and they eventually became residents of Shreveport during the 1950s. Ted & Betty shared 64 years together as husband and wife. Ted retired from the US Postal Service in 1987 with nearly two & one half decades of service. Preceded in death by wife, Betty Youngblood, father Willie Bert Youngblood, mother Cornelia Bryan Youngblood, sister Eugenia Alford, and sister Marion Karchefski. Survived by daughter, Lynn Woodall; son, Ted C. Youngblood Jr., son, Richard G. Youngblood; brother, Blanchard Youngblood; four granddaughters; and numerous great-grandchildren. Ted Sr. was typically a man of few words with a dry sense of humor but he enjoyed sharing jokes and a good laugh with anyone. He enjoyed camping, fishing, vacations with his family, listening to classical & country music, keeping the lawn neatly manicured, and riding his motorcycles. Ted seemed to really enjoy the vegetable garden he cultivated for many years that supplied his family & some of the neighbors with an abundance of fresh produce. Ted battled illness for a considerable time before his passing. May he now rest in peace. Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Robert Edward (Eddie) Corley, son of Eloise CULLEY and Jmaes William (Jake) Corley of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, husband of Marian R. KIBLER Corley

Newberry SC - Robert Edward "Eddie" Corley, 75, went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 30, 2016 at his residence. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. On October 27, 1940, he was born to the late James W. "Jake" and Eloise Culley Corley in Newberry SC. Mr. Corley graduated from Newberry High School, The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, and received an Associate Degree from Piedmont Technical College in Criminal Justice. He retired as a Sergeant with the City of Newberry Police Department and also served as the Safety Officer. He was a former member of the SC Law Enforcement Association and the SC Sheriffs Association. He served the SC National Guard and six months of active duty in the United States Army. In addition, he worked part-time in the family business, Corley Ceramics. In his personal life, he and his wife, Marian, served as foster parents to many children. He was a faithful member of the Baraca Sunday School class at West End Baptist where he loved to worship the Lord. He enjoyed camping and fishing, as well as spending time in his yard watching and listening to the birds. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marian Kibler Corley; daughters, Sharon Corley Williams of Newberry and Anna Corley (Woody) Nivens of Greenwood; a foster-son, Ron Sparks of Melbourne, Australia; brother, James W. "Jimmy" (Kim) Corley, Jr. of Chapin; grandchildren, Heather Williams, Bryce Nivens; Brooks (Audrey) Sanford and Sonny Sanford; his loving mother-in-law, Mamie Kibler; sister-in-law, Judy (Carold) Wicker; many foster children and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Sue Corley Kibler; father-in-law Henry Kibler; brother-in-law, Clarence Kibler; a foster- child, Pat Smith Kilgore; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be held 4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 at West End Baptist Church by the Rev. David Lyles and the Rev. Tim Thompson. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, Air Conditioner fund 620 Main Street, Newberry SC 29108 or to Amedisys Hospice Care, 220 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 105, Columbia SC 29210. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. The Observer, Newberry SC, 31 May 2016.

Martha Jo GOSS Fish, daughter of Mary Elizabeth (Bessie) CHEEK and George Walter Goss of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of Thomas Edward Fish

EASLEY SC -- Martha Jo Goss Fish, 94, former resident of Greenwood, widow of Thomas E. Fish, Sr., passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at Magnolias of Easley. Born in Elberton GA, June 12, 1921, she was a daughter of the late George Walter and Bessie Cheek Goss. She was a graduate of Rock Branch High School. Martha Jo retired from Self Memorial Hospital as a nurse's aide. She was a member of South Main Street Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Myra F. Garrett (Ken) of Hendersonville, NC; sons, Barry Fish (Gayle) of Easley, Ken Fish (Debbie) of Greenwood and Tom Fish (Gerri) of Clarksville GA; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Avanell Cook of Columbia. Graveside services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, with Dr. John Adams officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 until 3:30. Family members are at their respective homes. Memorials may be made to Magnolias of Easley, 123 Couch Lane, Easley SC 29642; Southern Care Hospice, 818 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302; or South Main Street Baptist Church, PO Box 1093, Greenwood SC 29648. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.  The Index-Journal on May 28, 2016.

Grace WHITTLE Turner, daughter of Cora Carrie OUZTS and Clarence Wilbur Whittle of the Michael Ouzts Line, widow of Samuel Jackson (Jack) Whittle, Sr.

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE SC - Grace Whittle Turner, 84, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Milton Shealy Funeral Home Chapel with Maynard Watson officiating. Visitation will be held after the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Turner was born in Ridge Spring SC, daughter of the late Clarence and Cora Carrie Ouzts Whittle. She was married to the late Samuel Jackson Turner. She was a member of Episcopal Church of the Ridge. Surviving are her son, Gregory Brian Turner; sisters, Pauline Whittle Berry; Mary Whittle Chappells; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Samuel Jackson Turner, Jr.; sister, Kathleen Whittle Gillian; and brothers, Elliot, Carl, and Broadus Whittle. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society . Condolences may be expressed at miltonshealy.com. 

Bernelle Demo, former husband of Nancy Cork (Tootsie) OUZTS Demo of the Benjamin Ouzts Line, son of Alice Mae CORGON and Bernelle Andrew Demo

COLORADO SPRINGS CO - Bernelle Demo died April 28, 2016. He was born in Jamestown ND on June 17, 1932. He was the son of Alice Mae Corgon Demo and Andrew Bernelle Demo.  Bernelle graduated from Colorado Springs High School. He graduated from University of Colorado, in Boulder CO. He graduated from Denver University, School of Law. He graduated from New York University, Law School with a Masters Degree in Tax Law.  He served two years in the U.S. Army, Korean War, with one year in Germany.  He resided in Spartanburg SC where he practiced Tax Law for 44 years. While in Spartanburg, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church; Board of Trustees at Mary Black Hospital for 25 years, Chairman for 7 years; Commissioner of Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium; Trustee of Spartanburg Little Theater; An actor; Trustee Joe and Juella Utley Foundation; Trustee of Alfred Moore Foundation; Trustee of Cherokee County Community Foundation; and was a Hospice volunteer.  Bernelle's four sisters predeceased him; Laura Mae Seaborn, Joanne Christy, Pat Knudsen, and Shirley Leslie. He is survived by his three children and nine grandchildren. His Son, David Andrew Bernelle Demo; his two sons, Luke and Dillon from San Francisco CA; his Son, Neville Corson Demo and his son Morgan and daughter, Lauren from Venice FL; his Daughter, Elizabeth Ouzts Demo Walton and husband Kenneth Glen Walton have five children, Benjamin, Miller, Claire, Annie, and Lucy from Gainesville GA; former wife, Nancy Cork Ouzts Demo from Spartanburg SC; Nieces, Barbara Metz of Monroeville, PA and Linda Georgia from Arlington TX and their families. Bernelle married Deborah Seates Demo of Gaffney SC who resides at Colorado Springs.  On May 16, 2016, a Memorial Service was held at First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs to celebrate his life. He served as a deacon for this church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Compassion International Charity - third world countries for kids - Compassion International of Colorado Springs, CO, 80997.  Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from May 19 to May 20, 2016.

Edna HARMON Ouzts, wife of Kermit Quentin Ouzts of the Abram Ouzts Line, daughter of Lorene RUFF and Daniel Byrd Harmon

EDGEFIELD SC - Edna Harmon Ouzts, 87, wife of the late Kermit Q. Ouzts, died Monday May 16, 2016, in Edgefield County Hospital. Funeral service will be held Thursday May 19, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Edgefield First Baptist Church with burial to follow in Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Ouzts was born in Saluda County,SC, and was a daughter of the late Daniel B. and Lorene Ruff Harmon. She had retired from the Edgefield County School District and was a member of Edgefield First Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 daughters; Kay (Bill) Wagner, Connie (Doug) Herlong and Lisa (Van) Cato; two brothers, Larry Harmon and Horace Harmon; one sister, Vera Buffington; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Padgett and Mary Korrek; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Edgefield First Baptist Church, PO Box 624, Edgefield SC 29824. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday May 18, 2016, at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Marvin Lee Glanton, first husband of Rhonda Elaine TURNER Glanton Blackmon of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, son of Ruby ROWE and Walter Farland Glanton

Edgefield SC - Marvin Lee Glanton, 68, husband of Teresa Sharpe Glanton, died Thursday May 12, 2016 at Doctors Hospital.  Graveside Services will be held Monday May 16, 2016 at 11 AM at Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Glanton was a native of Edgefield County and the son of the late Walter and Ruby Rowe Glanton. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and retired from the SC National Guard. He was a Mechanic and of the Baptist Faith.  Survivors include his wife; 2 daughters; Kelly (Thomas) Nash, Julie Walker;  1 son Lee (Kim) Glanton; 1 brother; Gerald Glanton; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter. The family is at the home and will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Sunday May 15, 2016 at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.  Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Paul Eugene Brown, husband of Mary Helen DARRAGH Brown of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, son of Annie Zelma SPENCE and Charles Earl (Charlie) Brown

Paul Eugene Brown, 81, resident of 412 Woodlawn Road, husband of Helen Darragh Brown, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in McCormick County, March 18, 1935, he was a son of the late Charlie Eugene and Annie Zelma Spence Brown. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and a US Army veteran. Paul was owner and operator of Handy Man Services. He was a member of the Troy Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and a member of the Plum Branch Saddle Club. Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home, are a daughter, Julie (Jerry) Trammell of Plum Branch and a son, Vic Brown of Troy; a sister, Carolyn (Ollie) Ferqueron of Troy; five grandchildren, Ty Shealy, Amanda (Mark) Mooney, Nic Brown, Jeremy Trammell and Charley Ann (Kevin) Ashley; four great-grandchildren, Macey Mooney, Kyler Mooney, Katie Mooney and Jasper Ashley. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Troy Cemetery, with Rev. John Paul Marr officiating. Pallbearers will be Ty Shealy, Nic Brown, Keith Brown and Damien Dill. The family is at the home on Woodlawn Road and will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the service. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home is assisting the Brown family.  The Index-Journal, May 13, 2016.

John Henry Edwards, son of Tessie Marie (Ree) OUZTS and John Thomas Edwards of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, husband of Barbara and Pat

EDWARDS, John Henry, 88, passed away May 9, 2016. Funeral service will be at 2 pm, Wednesday, May 11, at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon [FL]. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. John was born Sept. 18, 1927 a son to John and Tessie Marie Ouzts Edwards. He is predeceased by his parents; and grandson, Jimmy Leija. Surviving are his daughters, Tina (John) Ford, Melody (Diego) Ybarra and Mary Denise (Jaime) Leija; brother, Charles Danis Edwards; sisters, Ruth Chesser and Margie Smith; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. John retired in 1984 from American Freight System Inc. after many years. He was a Veteran of the US Army during the Korean War. John Henry will be remembered by family and friends for his quick wit, he always had a great sense of humor. He was a very humble man and very proud of his military service. The family would like to express a special thanks to Holly Peavy & Sue Potter for their personal care and service for John Henry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Gulfside Hospice, 5760 Dean Dairy Rd., Zephyrhills FL 33541.  Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home (813) 689-8121.  The Tampa Bay Times, May 11, 2016.

Ruby Nell VAUGHAN Dorn, widow of Etoyle Quinton Dorn of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Minnie Evelina SEXTON and William Lewis Vaughan

Greenville SC - Ruby Nell Vaughan Dorn, 95, of Greenville, wife of the late Etoyle Quinton Dorn, passed peacefully Sunday, May 8, 2016.  Born in Greenville to the late William Lewis Vaughan and Minnie Evelina Sexton Vaughan.  Ruby was baptized in Tremont Avenue Church of God and continued to attend and serve the church for over 90 years. She taught the same ladies adult Sunday School class faithfully for 50 years. Ruby loved music, playing piano and organ for her church and performed alongside her husband in the senior adult band. Ruby enjoyed flower gardening, and was very skilled in hand-tinting portraits for the photography business she and her husband co-founded. She prayed her Lord to guide her through her life both personally and professionally.  In addition to her loving husband of 72 years, who passed February 2, 2014, and her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Vaughan; sisters, Edith Randall, Lorema Warren, and Sarah Bishop; and a granddaughter, Tanya Leigh Dorn.  She is survived by son, Wilbur Dorn and wife, Linda Keown Dorn; daughter, Sandra Dorn Edwards; brother, Rev. Charles Vaughan; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.  Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 11th at 1:30 pm in Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road, Easley. Burial will follow in Robinson Memorial Gardens.  Family will receive friends from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Tremont Shut-In Ministry, 2854 New Easley Hwy, Greenville SC 29611.

Truman Clarence Summer, son of Annie Elizabeth TIMMERMAN and James Clarence of the Peter Ouzts II Line, husband of Miriam REARDEN Summer

Aiken—A celebration of life service for Mr. Truman C. Summer age 84 at Lighthouse Baptist Church.  Interment in Graniteville Cemetery.  Mr. Summer entered into rest April 16, 2016 at his residence.  He was the husband of 65 years to Mrs. Miriam Rearden Summer and a son of the late Mr. James Clarence Summer and the late Mrs. Annie Timmerman Summer.  Mr. Summer retired in 1989 from E.I. Dupont at the Savannah River Plant with 40 years of service.   As a devoted Christian, he was an active member of Lighthouse Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon was a member of the Earl Gregory Sunday School Class.  Truman had a hobbie in Fixing Bicycles and giving them away.   Truman was an avid golfer and fisherman, a wonderful and loving husband, father and dodaddy.  He will be truly missed by his family and the multitude of friends he had made throughout the years.  Additional survivors include four daughters, Dianne Moseley, Aiken, Terri (Patrick) Kinney, Aiken, Sheilah (Steve) Derrick, Chapin, Kimberley (Stephen) Cain, Aiken; two brothers, Clyde Summer, Aiken, Irvin Summer, Aiken; six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren.  Mr. Summer was predeceased by two sisters, Dolly Johnson, and Millie Hubbs. Cole Funeral Home, Aiken SC.

Linda POWERS Hallman, wife of Roland Silas (Ronnie) Hallman of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Essie Louise WORKMAN and William Powers

Linda Powers Hallman, 67, of Ninety Six, wife of Ronnie Hallman, Sr., died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late William and Essie Louise Workman Powers. She retired from Fukoku of SC and was formerly employed by Skanska USA, Kemet of Greenwood and Greenwood Mills, Adams Plant. She was the owner and operator of Linda’s Kids Daycare Center in Ninety Six. She was a member of The Needler’s Quilting Club and served as treasurer for Cub Scout Pack 96. Linda was a faithful member of Cambridge United Methodist Church, where she was a member and secretary-treasurer of the UMW and taught the nursery.  Surviving is her husband of the home; her children, Ronnie Hallman, Jr. (Tammy) and Jessica Hallman; sister, Jean Balchin (Tommy); brother, Mike Powers (Wendy); and grandchildren, John, Rebecca and Luke, all of Ninety Six.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Pearson.  Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Smyth officiating.  Pallbearers will be Russell Balchin, Wayne Pearson, Curtis Hallman, Angela Evans, Jodi Wilson and Tracy Reynolds.  Honorary escort will be Faith Balchin, Aimee Pearson, Ray Evans, Casey Wilson and Jay Reynolds.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m.  The family is at the home.  Memorials may be made to Cambridge United Methodist Church, PO Box 384, Ninety Six, SC 29666.

James Melvin White, son of Omalee OUTZ and William Grady White of the Henry Ouzts Line, husband of Martha Sue CRAWFORD White

Westminster SC - James Melvin White, 77, husband of Martha Crawford White, of 450 Porkey Lane, passed away Friday April 16, 2016 at his home.  Born in Oconee County, he was the son of the late William Grady and Oma Lee Outz White. Mr. White worked 25 years with Ballenger Paving Company and 25 years with Maintenance with the City of Clemson. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Westminster Masonic Lodge.  Survivors in addition to his wife include daughters, Lydia White Gregg and Melanie White Ridley, both of Westminster; brother, William White of Westminster; 3 grandchildren, Brandi Chrisley Ayers, Mathew Chrisley, and Jordan Ridley; and 9 great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by brothers, R.M., Larry and Robert White; and sister, Judy Cheek.  A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, April19, 2016 from the Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service, 1 -2 pm, Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family is at the residence. Flowers accepted or memorials to the charity of ones choice. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.

Michael Scott Bledsoe, son of Maxine PERRY and Monte Thomas Bledsoe of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Kimberly Allison TILLEY Bledsoe

Michael Scott Bledsoe, 47, died Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born in Greenwood County and a son of Monte Thomas Bledsoe and the late Maxine Perry Bledsoe, he was the husband of Kimberly Allison Tilley Bledsoe. Mr. Bledsoe was a dispatcher for Log Creek Timber Company in Edgefield and was a member of Big Red Hunt Club where he was the treasurer.  Surviving are his wife, Kimberly Allison Tilley Bledsoe, father, Monte Thomas Bledsoe of Johnston, maternal grandmother, Doris Perry of Saluda, father and mother in-law, John and Rose Edwards of Newberry, aunts, uncles and a host of friends.  The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Tuesday evening at Ramey Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Ramey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Burton Campbell and Rev. John Williams officiating.  Interment will follow in Rocky Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be, Luke Brown, Roger Bryan, Stacey Rodgers, James Parkman, Robert Turner, Brad Coleman, Bernard Coleman and Mark Edwards and Honorary Pallbearers will be, Rick Riddle and Billy Pow.

Ruben Arthur (Oscar Willie) Rush, son of Ola Gertrude PATTERSON and Ruben Rallie Rush of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, husband of Linda Faye CANTRELL Rush

Ruben Arthur “Oscar Willie” Rush, 64, of 4223 Callison Highway, husband of Linda Cantrell Rush, died Saturday, April 9, 2016 at his home. Born in Callison, he was a son of the late Ruben Rallie Rush and Ola Gertrude Patterson Rush. He was a painter for Grimes Aerospace and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving is his wife of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Anthony and Paula Johnson of Tell City, IN; a daughter and son-in-law, Stacy Canfield Dutton and Tim Dutton of Elberton GA; seven sisters, Ruby Creswell (Craig), Sylvia Richey (John), Linda Richardson (Robert) all of Bradley, Selena Ashley (Ken) of Danielsville GA, Beth Burke (Vernon) of Greenwood, Kathy Davis (Alvin) of Woodruff, Sonya Gregory (Leroy) of Saluda; two brothers, Sam Rush (Faye) of Bradley and Bob Rush (Laurie) of Greenwood; seven grandchildren, Mark Joyal, Matthew Leonard, Ryan Johnson, Garrett, Gavin, Gage, and Kaile Dutton; six great grandchildren; many beloved nieces and nephews; and their special friend, “George”.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jane Ray and Nelva Rush. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Chuck Keller officiating. The family will receive friends at Harley Funeral Home on Monday from 6-8 p.m. Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to Bold Spring Baptist Church, 2806 Callison Road, Bradley SC 29819 or HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646 (www.hospicepiedmont.org).  Tribute memorials may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Gordon Edgar Brown, Sr., husband of Emily Brunell McDOWELL of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Ine, son of  Helen Josephine DAVIS and Iler Alexander Brown

Gordon Edgar Brown, 84, resident of 311 Augusta Circle, husband of Brunell McDowell Brown, passed away April 6, 2016, at Hospice House.  Born November 21, 1931, in Pelzer, he was a son of the late Iler and Helen Davis Brown. He was retired from Ninety Six Manufacturing Co. and the SC National Guard, with which he served 17 years active duty and 37 total years' service.  A member of Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church, he was also a member of Greenwood Masonic Lodge #91 and Friendship Lodge # 25, A.F.M., was a Life Member of the Greenwood York Rite and the 33° Scottish Rite of Greenville Valley and the American Legion Post 20.  Surviving in addition to his wife of 64 years are two sons, Gordon Edgar "Eddie" Brown, Jr. of W. Columbia and Ray and wife Kris Brown of Greenwood; a daughter, Dianne and husband Barry Haynes of Bradley; a brother, Charles and wife Marie Brown of Abbeville; seven grandchildren, Les and wife Richenda Brown, Jonathan "Andy" and wife Shannon Brown, Krystal Brown, Brian and wife Ashley Haynes, Andrea and husband Tanner Brown, Heather Shirley and Dillon Shirley; eleven great-grandchildren, Evan Brown, Ella Brown, Harrison Brown, Ashley Carter, Joab Brown, Hailee Sammons, Chandler Sammons, Patrick Haynes, Nolin Hayes, Owen Haynes and Adleigh Brown.  He was predeceased by a sister, Hazel McKee and two brothers, Dalton Brown and Bobby Joe Brown.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am Saturday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dustin Sims officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be grandsons, along with Howard Bouknight and Walker Moore.  Honorary escort will be all Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina.  The family is at the home in Augusta Fields and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 Friday evening.  Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646, or to Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church, 509 Kirksey Drive, Greenwood SC 29646.

S. R. (Randy) Hastings, son of Mary HOLSOMBACK and Crafton Heyward Hastings of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line

Edgefield SC - S.R. (Randy) Hastings, 50, of Goldmine Rd., died Wednesday March 30, 2016. Funeral Services will be held Saturday April 2, 2016 at 2 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with burial in Peace Haven Baptist Church Cemetery in Edgefield.  Mr. Hastings was born in Greenwood SC and was the son of Mrs. Mary Holsomback Hastings and the late Crafton H. Hastings. He was of the Baptist Faith and a Shop Foreman at Silver Sheet Metal.  Survivors include 1 son, Justin R. (Kasie) Hastings; 2 sisters, Billie Faye (Mac) Matthews, and Dr. Mary Ann (Brad) Moon; 1 brother, Stanley Hastings. He is also survived by numerous Nieces and Nephews that he loved. He was predeceased by a brother Nick Hastings.  Memorials may be made to the Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center c/o the Welding Dept., 17 Par Drive, Johnston SC 29832.  The family is at the home and will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM before the service at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.  Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

George Aloysius Nolan III, husband of Phyllis Lee HOLBROOKS Nolan of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, son of Dorothy A. MALAMON and George Aloysius Nolan, Jr.

George A. Nolan of Greenwood, SC, formerly of Chadds Ford PA, died in a skiing accident on Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Telluride CO. He was 69 years old. George was born March 14, 1947 in Coatesville PA and raised in Willow Grove PA. He was the oldest child of George A. Nolan, Sr. and Dorothy Malamon Nolan, who both died when George was in his early teens. He was raised by his maternal aunt and uncle, Katherine Malamon Bugar and William Bugar, in Coatesville and grew up proud of his Irish/Ukrainian heritage. He graduated from Coatesville High School in 1965 and proudly served our country as a member of the US Air Force in Viet Nam. George later earned his BS degree from Widener University while raising a family and working in management positions in the steel industry. George was employed by Lukens Steel in Coatesville and then Phoenix Steel in Phoenixville PA and Claymont DE. In 1986 he co-founded Groundwater Recovery Systems, Inc. an environmental firm with patented technology for extracting contaminants from groundwater. He expanded his environmental interests as a founding partner of Matrix Environmental Technologies, Inc. in Orchard Park NY and continued to work and consult in this environmental field. In Chadds Ford, George was involved in many civic activities, including the Chadds Ford Historical Society, the Howell Masonic Lodge #405, Scottish Rite Valley of Reading, Rajah Shrine of Reading PA and the Chadds Ford Business Association. In 2004 George and his wife, Phyllis, moved to Lake Greenwood SC. There he became involved in many civic pursuits, among them the SC Festival of Flowers, the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Healthy Learners and The Burton Center Board of Visitors. At the time of his death, he was co-owner with his wife of Innovative Business Partners, serving as business advisor to emerging companies and entrepreneurs. In addition, he was a management consultant to Matrix Oxygen Injection Systems, board member of Matrix Environmental Systems and leadership consultant for Positive Management Leadership. Throughout his life George pursued his love of cooking, hunting, fishing, boating, golf and skiing. He was a noted host, always raising a glass with his signature toast: "chin chin." Every year George singlehandedly would bake up to 150 dozen of his famous chocolate chip cookies to send to friends and family here and abroad. George had a tremendous love for life, his family and legions of friends who will miss him enormously. George is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Phyllis Holbrooks Nolan; son Jeremy and his wife Chandra of Durango, CO; son Daniel of San Francisco; Brother Patrick and his wife Lisa of Scottsdale AZ and their children: Brendan (wife Katie) of Charlotte NC and Kelly of Eugene OR. A memorial service and celebration of George's life will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Blyth Funeral Home, 1425 Montague Avenue, Greenwood SC. The family will host a reception following the service at Stoney Point Golf Club, 709 Swing About, Greenwood SC. Donations in George's memory may be made to: Healthy Learners, 211 N. Main St., Greenwood SC 29646; Humane Society of Greenwood, P.O. Box 49776, Greenwood SC 29649; The Burton Center, 2605 Hwy 72/211 E, Greenwood SC 29649.

Samuel Eugene (Sammy) Ouzts, Jr., son of Fannie Josephine (Josie) RODGERS and Samule Eugene (Dump) Ouzts, Sr. of the Abram Ouzts Line, widower of Dorothy Jean (Dot) NORMAN Ouzts

Sammy Ouzts - Samuel Eugene "Sammy" Ouzts, 95, former resident of Sidney Drive, widower of Dorothy Norman "Dot" Ouzts, died March 27, 2016, at Emerald Gardens. Born December 8, 1920, in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Samuel E. Ouzts, Sr. and Josie Rogers Ouzts. Mr. Ouzts was a 1937 graduate of Greenwood High School and a US Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II. He formerly owned and operated Sammy's Food Market on Edgefield Street and was more recently employed by with Godfrey's Market in Hodges. A member of South Main Street Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Baraca Sunday School Class of the church. Surviving are two sons, Norman (Toni) Ouzts, Sr. of Greenwood and Jimmy (Abby) Ouzts of Belton; a sister, Jeralene O. Nickles of Columbia; five grandchildren, Norman (Laura) Ouzts, Jr., Tracie (Jimmy) McGovern, Katie (Brad) Lawrence, Jamie (Courtney) Ouzts, Jodie (Brian) Riddle; nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 3:30 Tuesday at Edgewood Cemetery The family is at the home of Norman and Toni Ouzts, 117 Crescent Road in Kimbrook and will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 2-3 Tuesday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jo Beth Ouzts Education Scholarship Fund, c/o the Lander University Foundation, 320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood SC 29649.  For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.  Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Ouzts family.  The Index-Journal on Mar. 28, 2016.

Paul Douglas Price, husband of (1) Pearl Eugenia (Jean) OUZTS Price of the Jacob Ouzts II Line and (2) Olien COCKRELL Jones Price, son of Irene STEVENS and Charles Marion Price

NINETY SIX -- Paul Douglas Price, 81, died peacefully Friday, March 18, 2016 at his residence. Born in Greenwood County and a son of the late Charles Marion and Irene Stevens Price, he was the husband of the late Olien Cockrell Price. He was first married to the late Jean Ouzts Price. Mr. Price was a mechanic and heavy equipment operator and owner of Price Construction. He was a member of Chestnut Hill Baptist Church and was a Mason and Shriner. Surviving are two sons, Teddy D. Price (Nancy) and Timmy P. Price (Lori) both of Ninety Six; a daughter, Tambi P. Haynes (Johnny) of Ninety Six; four brothers, Allen Price (Margaret) of Abbeville, Tommy Price (Tina), Charles Price (Joyce) and Danny Price all of Ninety Six; a sister, Jane P. Calhoun (Donnie) of Ninety Six; ten grandchildren, Amy Goldman, Doug Price (Angie), Robbie Price (Bobbie), Alicia Price, Brittany Cobb (Stuart), Garrett Price, Cameron Price (Breanna Driggers), Storm Blalock, Jessica Williams (Dusty), Alison Haynes and fiancé, Corey Barnes; twenty-two great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild; and two stepsons, Kimball Jones (Denise), Bill Jones and family. Mr. Price was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Price (Kathy). Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Chestnut Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Shuler, III and Rev. Chuck Sprouse officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646 or to any cancer charity of one's choice. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.rameyfuneralhome.com.  The Index-Journal, Mar. 20, 2016.

Elizabeth Ann COLBERT Bouillon Warren Mason, daughter of Ethel T. (Ferrie) OUZTS and John Randolph Colbert, Sr. of the Henry Ouzts LIne, widow of (1) Germain Joseph Bouillon, (2) M. Warren, and (3) E. L. Mason

Elizabeth "Ann" Colbert Bouillon Mason, 83, was born in Gibsland, Louisiana on July 15, 1932. She entered Heaven's gates on March 16, 2016.  A consummate mother and homemaker, Ann was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Over the years she collected a large library of cookbooks from around the world. She loved to watch cooking shows on food channels. She was also a sports fan and enjoyed attending and watching the Yankee’s.  She was a member of Benton United Methodist Church in Benton, LA. Ann was predeceased by her parents John and Ferrie Ouzts [Colbert], her loving first husband of 43 years, Joseph Bouillon, her second, M. Warren, and third, E. L. Mason. Ann is survived by her only son Joseph Bouillon and his wife Charlotte, granddaughter Stacey Philyaw and husband Larry, grandson Brian Bouillon and wife Courtney, and four great-grandchildren, Ben Bouillon, Trevor Philyaw, Lainey Bouillon, and Lexy Bouillon. She is also survived by, one sister Claudette Lindsay, one brother John Colbert, Jr. and wife Paula, and several nieces nephews, and cousins.  The family would like to thank Arkansas Hospice and Cypress Baptist Senior visitors.  A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Sunday, March 20, 2016, 3:00 PM at Benton United Methodist Church, 4615 Palmetto Road, Benton, LA, 71006.  In lieu of flowers the family would like donations for Panama Trisker Orphanage made payable to Cypress Baptist Church in memory of Elizabeth Ann Mason. Please add Panama to the memo line of the check. The Shreveport Times,  Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2016.

Daisy Blondelle CLEGG Trotter, daughter of Mazell (Mae) McKELLAR and Clyde Harrison Clegg of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, wife of Curtis Ray Trotter

Modoc, SC - Daisy Blondelle Clegg Trotter, 87, wife of Curtis R. Trotter for 68 years passed away on Wednesday March 16, 2016.  Funeral Services will be held Friday March 18, 2016 at 11 AM at Red Oak Grove Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery.  Mrs. Trotter was born in Parksville SC. She was a member of Red Oak Grove Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star serving as a Worthy Matron and Secretary. Mrs. Trotter and her husband Curtis were the owners of Trotter's Upholstery in North Augusta SC.  Survivors include her husband; 5 children, Phillip C. (Janice) Trotter, Beverly (Mike) Carlton, Pam (Claude) Bussey, Michael (Ann) Trotter, and Renee Clark (Julie Jones); 4 grandchildren, Erin (Chris) Spiller, Scott (Kristen) Carlton, Anne Bussey and Jennifer Clark; 5 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Helen Corley, Kathryn Miller, and Nancy Creech.  The family is at the home and will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.  Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Roger Dale (Quail) Dorn, son of Minnie Pearl CHAFFIN and Floyd Edward Dorn of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Kathryn Lynn WHITE Dorn

Roger Dale “Quail” Dorn, 58, of 322 Rushville Road, husband of Kathryn Lynn White, passed way peacefully on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at his home. Born in Aiken, he was a son of Minnie Pearl Chaffin Dorn and the late Floyd Edward Dorn. Quail was a pipefitter and welder with many construction companies. He loved all animals and even once brought a baby calf in his home during the snow so it wouldn’t get cold. Quail enjoyed riding horses and when he got to the point where he couldn’t ride anymore he turned to his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was a friend to all who knew him and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Edward Dorn. Surviving in addition to his best friend and wife of the home and his mother of Bradley are two children he claimed as his own, Ashley Clark and her husband, Brian, of Greenwood and Calvin Caulder and his wife, Raquel, of Texas; a sister, Tina Sowers and her husband, Jim of Knoxville, TN; a brother, Phillip Dorn of Bradley; two grandchildren, Garrett and Seth; a special nephew, Joe Sowers along with three nephews; two nieces and several four legged critters. A memorial service to celebrate Quail’s life will be held at 3 pm on Tuesday at Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Keller officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service.

Allen Truman DeVore, son of Rosa Stevens ALLEN and James Walker DeVore, Jr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, husband of Virginia C. McCLURE DeVore

AIKEN – Mr. Allen Truman Devore, 81, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday in the Shellhouse Funeral Home chapel with the Reverend Dr. Henry Chennault officiating. Interment with full US Air Force honors will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.  Mr. Devore was born in Edgefield County, a son of the late James Walker and Rosa Allen Devore. Mr. Devore retired from the US Air Force, was a member of the VFW, and had been a resident of Aiken since 1971. He is survived by his beloved wife, Virginia C. McClure Devore; two daughters, Ramona P. Baker, Nashville NC, Janice (David) Koonce, Homestead FL; a son, Ralph A. (Jean) Parker, Lawton OK; six grandchildren, Timothy Baker, Rodney Baker, Christina Gardner, Matthew Parker, Melinda K. Desoto, David Koonce, II; nine great grandchildren, Ashley Hagwood, Samantha Baker, Megan Aycock, Mattison Parker, Neelie Parker, Joshua Baker, Nicholas Baker, Desiree Desoto, Demi Desoto; three sisters, Barbara (Marvin) Langley, Edgefield, Ruth (Larry) Satcher, Johnston, Martha Jester, N. Augusta; a sister in law, Louise Devore, Edgefield. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Joanne Gardner, James Devore, Bill Bledsoe and Richard Bledsoe. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 810 Maxwell Ave, Greenwood SC 29646. The family will receive friends from 7-8 PM Tuesday evening Shellhouse Funeral Home, Aiken SC. Allen’s online guest book may be signed at www.shellhousefuneralhome.com.

James Ray (Jim) Ouzts, son of Rachel C. MILLER and James Malcolm Ouzts of the Peter Ouzts II Line, widower of Elizabeth Ann (Betty) DUGGAN Ouzts

Mt. Pleasant SC - James "Jim" Ray Ouzts, 78, of Mt. Pleasant SC, widower of Elizabeth Ann Duggan Ouzts entered into eternal rest Sunday, March 6, 2016. His funeral service will be held cryptside in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Chapel. Jim was born December 5, 1937 in Newberry SC, son of the late James M. Ouzts and Frances Wilson Ouzts. He was a retired MSgt with the US Air Force. Following retirement, he operated Atlantic Screen Company. Jim was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his sons: Thomas Ouzts (Ruth) of Mt. Pleasant SC and Richard Ouzts (Merry) of Greenwood SC; sisters: June Harrell (Francis) of Charleston SC and Doris Gimbruch (Larry) of Leesville SC; brothers: Richard Ouzts (Kathi) of Mt. Pleasant SC and Steve Ouzts (Margaret) of Newburyport MA; granddaughters: Nicole Ouzts of Greenville SC and Marie Ouzts of Columbia SC. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675 or a charity of one's choice. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston  The Charleston Post & Courier, Mar. 8, 2016.

Eva Joan MARBERT Hammond, daughter of Sara Ilene TIMMERMAN and Nicholson James (Nick) Marbert, Sr. of the George Ouzts Line, wife of Robert Lee (Bobby) Hammond, Jr.

Edgefield SC - Joan Marbert Hammond, 78 of Country Place Rd. wife of Bobby Lee Hammond, Jr. died Saturday, March 5, 2016. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday March 8, 2016 at 2 PM at Edgefield First Baptist Church with burial in East View Cemetery in Edgefield SC.  Mrs. Hammond was born in Sumter SC and was a member of Edgefield First Baptist Church. She was a loving Wife, Mother and a Homemaker.  Survivors include her husband, 1 daughter Sarah Gayle (Jack) Borders; 2 sons, Bobby Lee (Carol) Hammond, III, and Bill (Shannon) Hammond;  9 grandchildren, Susannah, Caroline, Ellie, Ruthie, Joanie, Drew, Nick and his wife Blaire, Cody, and Joshua; 2 brothers Tim (Virginia) Marbert, and Nicky (Sandy) Marbert.  The family is at the home and will receive friends Monday from 5 to 7 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.  Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Henry Ernest Ouzts, Jr., son of Marguriete RHODES and Henry Ernest Ouzts, Sr. of the Henry Ouzts Line

Henry E. Ouzts, 72, died Saturday morning, February 20, 2016, at Hospice Brazos Valley In-Patient Facility in Bryan. A celebration of his life is being planned and will be announced at a future date at www.lindleyrobertsonholt.com. Henry was born January 15, 1944 in Transylvania LA to Henry Ernest and Marguriete Rhodes Ouzts, Sr. He grew up in Lake Providence LA and graduated in 1961 from Lake Providence High School. Henry continued his education and graduated in 1965 from Louisiana Tech. Following a career with the Department of Defense, during which he taught school on military basis in the Philippines, Okinawa and Germany, he returned to the States and lived out his retirement in Roans Prairie [TX]. Henry enjoyed gardening and taking care of pets.Henry was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, David Ouzts and a sister, Peggy Nan Francis. Survivors include a sister, Margaret Overby of Roans Prairie, 7 nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. You are invited to sign the guestbook and leave condolences for the family at www.lindleyrobertsonholt.com.

Dorothy Esther (Dot) JOHNSON McDowell, daughter of Lucy Esther WARREN and Milton Gaines Johnson, Sr. of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, and widow of Vernon Odell McDowell of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line

Dorothy Johnson "Dot" McDowell, 91, resident of 903 Siloam Church Road, widow of Vernon O. McDowell, Sr. died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born in Greenwood County, April 30, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Milton G., Sr. and Lucy Warren Johnson. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and retired from Park Seed Company after many years service.  The oldest living member of Siloam Baptist Church, she was a member of the TEL Sunday School Class, a former Sunday School and GA Leader and enjoyed fellowshipping with other seniors in the church.  Surviving are her daughters, Judy (Neal) Ciurro of Greenwood and Terri (Bill) McAlister of Callison; her sons, Vernon O. McDowell and Milton C. "Mac" McDowell, both of the home; her sisters, Margaret Griffith of Greenwood and Delma Lamb of Troy; her brothers, Bobby Johnson and Warren (Faye) Johnson, all of Troy; grandchildren, Anjell Prince, Chad McDowell, Susanne Edwards, Michelle Kemp, Melissa Lusk, Michael Ciurro, Matthew McAlister, Mark McAlister and Luke McAlister; ten great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Monday from the Siloam Baptist Chruch with Rev. Jason Webb and Rev. Greg Spearman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Chad McDowell, Jamie Edwards, Matthew McAlister, Luke McAlister, Charles Kemp, Anthony Lusk, Jakob Kemp and Caleb Kemp.  The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 2:00 PM Monday.  The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-6 Sunday afternoon.  Memorials may be made to Siloam Baptist Church, PO Box 373, Ninety Six SC 29666.  Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the McDowell family.

Juanita COCKRELL Witt Rearden, ex-wife of Julian Martin Witt of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, widow of Joseph Felix (Joe) Rearden of the Peter Ouzts II Line, and daughter of Mary BOATWRIGHT and Olin James Cockrell, Sr.

Juanita Cockrell Rearden, 74, resident of 304 Grove Street died Friday, February 19, 2016 at Hospice House.  Born in Saluda, February 14, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Olin James and Mary Boatright Cockrell.  She was member of Augusta Highway Baptist Church.  Ms. Rearden was preceded in death by two sisters, Sharon Angela Cockrell and Norma Rae Butler and a brother, Olin James Cockrell, Jr.  Rearden and wife Barbara of Greenwood, Lisa Waldrop and husband Roger of Greenwood and Tony Rearden of Greenwood; seven grandchildren, Heather Witt, Hope Witt, Erin Rearden, Chandler Rearden, Jessica Waldrop, Kacey Waldrop and Ava Rearden; six great-grandchildren, Connor Witt and Ryleigh Witt, Hunter Crawford, Braelyn Crawford, Boone Smith and Katlin Smith, all of Greenwood; six sisters, Annette Lollis of Spartanburg, Mary Lois Rykard of Batesburg, Patsy Moon of Lexington, Betty Jo Pinson and Brenda McCary, both of Saluda and Nancy June Calliham of Belton.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 PM from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Ouzts and Rev. Kenny Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Tony Vereen, Ricky McCary, Jesse Rearden, Joey Rearden, Dennis Clark, Eric Smith and Thomas Shaw.  The family is at the home of her daughter, Lisa Waldrop, 124 Morrow Road in Greenwood and will receive friends Monday from 12:30 PM until the service hour at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646.  The family would especially like to thank the many wonderful caregivers at HospiceCare of the Piedmont and Divita Dialysis for their care and compassion throughout Ms. Rearden's illness.  Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Rearden family.

Emma Jean BRADSHAW Cook, Former wife of Frank Keith Cook of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, daughter of Sarah Elizabeth SMITH and Brice Henry Bradshaw

Concord NC - Emma Jean Bradshaw Cook, 75, died Monday February 8, 2016 in Concord NC. Funeral Service will be held Saturday February 13, 2016 at 2:30 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with burial at Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Irmo SC.  Ms. Cook was born in Paint Rock AL. She was a Registered Nurse and a member of Redemption Center Worldwide Outreach. Survivors include 2 sons, Bryan Keith Cook, and David Brice Cook; 2 daughters, Alesia Beth Cook, and Amy Lynn Cook; 2 sisters, Kathryn Hardee, and Rose Mary Ortaldo; 10 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 1918 Shady Grove Rd., Irmo SC 29063 The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2:30 PM before the service at the Funeral Home. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Stephen Russell (Rusty) Rogers, husband of Rose Mary PERRY Rogers of the Peter Ouzts I Line, and son of Virginia Louise QUATTLEBAUM and Franklin Delano Rogers

SALUDA -- Stephen Russell "Rusty" Rogers, 54, died Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional after a long battle with cancer. Born in Newberry County and a son of the late Franklin Delano Rogers and Virginia Louise Quattlebaum Moore, he was the husband of Rose Mary Perry Rogers. He served in the South Carolina National Guard 122nd Engineer Company in Saluda. Rusty was a superintendent with Eagle Construction Company and was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Rusty lived life to the fullest and his passion was riding and working on motorcycles and he enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Rose Mary Perry Rogers; two sons, Stephen Russell Rogers, Jr. (Katie) and Joshua Adam Rogers (Kristin) both of Saluda; a sister, Pamela Rogers Perry (John Oscar) of Saluda; and his two special grandchildren, Cayden Clyde Rogers and Jacob Adam Rogers, that he loved spending time with. Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by a son, Jeremy Scott Rogers and two sisters, Frankie Dianne Donaldson and Jymmie Arleen Drafts. The family would like to give special thanks to Rusty's nurse, Marie with the Infusion Center and Dr. Mehta with Gibbs Cancer Center, for their kind and loving care during his illness. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Wednesday evening at Ramey Funeral. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Salem Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerrod Marshall and Rev. Burton Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gibbs Cancer Center, 101 East Wood Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303; or to Salem Baptist Church, 2226 Denny Highway, Saluda SC 29138. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.rameyfuneralhome.com.  The Index-Journal, Feb. 9, 2016.

Milton Gaines Johnson, Jr., son of Lucy Esther WARREN and Milton Gaines Johnson, Sr. of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, widower of Effie Belle WALKER Johnson and Alice HENDRSON Brazill Johnson

Milton Gaines Johnson, 87, 1310 Kirksey Pittsburg Road died Sunday, February 07, 2016 at his home.  Born in Greenwood County, February 2, 1929, he was a son of the late Milton G., Sr. and Lacy Warren Johnson. A 1946 graduate of Greenwood High School, Mr. Johnson was a US Army Veteran having served during the Korean War. A retired commercial and residential contractor he was also a cattle and poultry farmer.   Mr. Johnson was a founding member of the Tri County Fire Department.  A member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, he served in the Sunday School Department for over forty-five years and was a member of the Virgil Warner Sunday School Class. As his health failed Mr. Johnson attended Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church closer to his home.  He was preceded in death by wives, Effie Walker Johnson and Alice Brazille Johnson.  Surviving are two sons, Milton Gaines Johnson III and Wanda and Harvey Andy Johnson and wife Anna, all of Troy; four grandchildren, Eric Johnson, Brent Johnson, Trey Johnson and Judy Hermanson; a great-grandchild, Sierra Hermanson; two brothers, Bobby Johnson and Warren Johnson and wife Faye, all Kirksey; three sisters, Dorothy "Dot" McDowell and Margaret Griffith, both of Greenwood and Delma Lamb of Kirksey; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 PM at Rehoboth United Methodist Church with Rev. Myra Taylor and Rev. Carol Peppers Wray officiating. Burial will follow in the Rehoboth United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church Wednesday at 1:00 PM.  The family is at the home and will receive friends Wednesday in the church social hall from 1:00 PM until the service hour. Those desiring may make memorials to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 1808 Callison Highway, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 820 Mt. Carmel Road, Troy SC 29848.  Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Johnson family.

Catherine Hayley THRIFT, daughter of Cathy DUNNAWAY and Gary Thrift and Evan Scott Bledsoe, son of Lisa LANGLEY and Scott Bledsoe, of the George Ouzts Line

SENECA SC - Cathy and Gary Thrift are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Hayley Thrift, to Evan Scott Bledsoe of Columbia SC, son of Lisa and Scott Bledsoe.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mary Ann Moorhead Dunaway and the late Thomas Whitfield Dunaway Jr. of Anderson SC. She is also the granddaughter of Lillian Moore Thrift and the late Glenn Vernon Thrift and the late Shirley Gaillard Thrift of Westminster SC. Hayley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Auburn University. She is currently the Public Relations Coordinator for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office.  The future groom is the grandson of John Carroll Bledsoe and the late Gail Elliott Bledsoe of Greenwood SC. He is also the grandson of Diane Simmons Langley and the late Robert Clifton Langley Jr. of Greenwood SC. Evan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of South Carolina. He is currently employed with Quintiles as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative. The wedding is planned for Saturday, August 6, 2016 in Seneca SC.

Myrtle Sue COGBURN Mayson, daughter of Maude Allen LOGUE and Hugh Adrian Cogburn of the George Ouzts Line, widow of James Henry Mayson

Myrtle Sue Cogburn Mayson, 98, of 115 Brookwood Lane, widow of J. H. Mayson, died Sunday, January 31, 2016 at her home. Born in Edgefield, she was a daughter of the late Hugh and Maude Cogburn. Myrtle retired from Cambridge Pharmacy and was a member of Lupo Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Beth Hyman of the home; three sisters, Lou Dukes, Velma Robertson, both of Greenwood and Ann Grishaw of Daytona Beach FL; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and twelve great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Holley Mayson; two sisters, Margaret Bryan and Mary Waites; and a brother, Bill Cogburn. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Bold Spring Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Sheila Rogers and Rev. Paul Rogers officiating. Memorials may be made to Lupo Memorial United Methodist Church, 112 Lanham Street, Greenwood, SC 29649 or to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646. The family is at the home. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of the arrangements.  The Index-Journal, Feb. 1, 2016.

Donald Gene (Don) Melton, Sr., husband of Marilyn SMITH of the Peter Ouzts II Line, son of Melissa Claire WALLACE and Willie Claude Melton, Sr.

AIKEN SC – DONALD GENE MELTON, SR, 77, beloved husband of Marilyn Smith Melton, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at University Hospital, Augusta GA.  A native of Augusta, Don was a son of the late Willie Claude, Sr. and Melissa Claire Wallace Melton. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired machinist at the Savannah River Site. Don was a former member of Millbrook Baptist Church where he was a former deacon and active with the Whittler’s and the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. His hobbies included competition archery, woodworking, fitness and exercise.  Survivors, in addition to his wife of 58 years, Marilyn, include six children, Donald Gene Melton, Jr. (Cathy W.), Brian Allen Melton, Linda Ann Melton, Teresa Melton Sheppard (Chris), Pam Melton Sitler Hair (Tony) and Michael McKay Melton Sr. (Nicole), all of Aiken; thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by a grandson, Mikey and a brother, Willie Claude Melton, Jr.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 until 7 o’clock at Shellhouse – Rivers Funeral Home on Pine Log Rd.  The funeral service will be Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Shellhouse – Rivers Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Ben Sheppard, Ryan Melton, Eric Melton, Thomas Sitler, Charles Sitler, Andrew Sitler and Carson Sitler.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Christ Central, 3605 Richland Ave., W., Aiken SC 29801 (www.christcentralaiken.com). 

Aaron Turner Bishop, son of Emma Lee TURNER and James Eugene (Cy) Bishop of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, husband of Brenda Faye KELLUM Bishop

Aaron Turner Bishop, 75, resident of 111 Windsor Oaks Court, husband of Brenda Kellum Bishop, died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at his home.  Born in Greenwood County, May 3, 1940, he was a son of the late James Eugene and Emma Lee Turner Bishop. He was a 1958 graduate of Ninety Six High School, the Greenwood College of Commerce and attended Clemson University. In August of 1979, Aaron opened the first Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Greenwood in the Cross Creek Mall and in January of 1994 opened a second, drive-thru, location on the Highway 72 Bypass. He retired in 2007 after 28 years with Chick-Fil-A. He attended Trinity Church in Greenwood.  Surviving in addition to his wife of 52 years are three sons, Brad Bishop and wife Pam of Hodges, Brant Bishop of Greenwood and Brooks Bishop and wife Kim of Charleston; one brother, Ronald Bishop and wife Margie of Ninety Six; five grandchildren, Ryland, McKenna, Noah, Karlie and Jonathan Bishop and one great-grandson, Kaiden Higdon.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday from the Greenwood First Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Barden and Mr. Ben Scurry officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be his sons and grandson along with Keith Bishop, Kevin Bishop, Bill Moore and Michael Johnson.  Honorary escort will be operators of Chick-Fil-A.  The family is at the home and will receive friends in the Parlor of the church from 1:00 to 3:00 Sunday afternoon.  Memorials may be made to Trinity Church, PO Box 50723, Greenwood SC 29649 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646.

Ealy Beatrice REECE Dorn, wife of Hollie Duane Dorn of the Isaac Ouzts Line, daughter of Delphia (Delphie) RAMEY and Thomas E. Reece

Ealey Beatrice Reece Dorn, 86, resident of 1110 Marshall Road, wife of Hollie Duane Dorn died Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Wesley Commons Healthcare.  Born in Pickens, November 13, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Delphie Ramey Reece. Mrs. Dorn retired from Greenwood Mills, Sloan Plant. She loved to cook and shared her sewing with many.  She was a member of Ninety Six Pentecostal Holiness Church. Mrs. Dorn was preceded in death by a son, Oral Dorn. Surviving in addition to her husband of sixty-seven years are a son, Aaron Dorn and wife Kathy of Greenwood; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Stewart and husband Franklin of Pickens. Funeral services will be Monday at 5:00 PM from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brian Brock and Rev. Ben Edwards officiating. Private burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home of her son, Aaron Dorn, 2619 Cambridge Avenue East and will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 4:00PM until the service hour.  Those desiring may make memorials to Wesley Commons Healthcare, 1110 Marshall Road, Greenwood SC 29646.  The family would especially like to thank a very special friend, Rev. Bobby Davis for his many years of love and friendship and would like to also thank Wesley Commons Healthcare for the care and compassion shown throughout Mrs. Dorn's illness.  Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Dorn family.

Richie Beatrice BRYAN Eubanks, daughter of Virginia Lee (Richie) HERRINGTON and William Lee (Willie) Bryan of the Peter Ouzts II line, wife of James Artemus Bryan

Edgefield SC - Mrs. Beatrice Bryan Eubanks, 86, of Red Hill Road, wife of James Eubanks, her loving husband of 69 years, went to be with her lord on Monday January 18, 2016.  Funeral Services will be held Thursday January 21, 2016 at 2 P.M. at Antioch Baptist Church with burial in the Church Cemetery.  Mrs. Eubanks was a native of Edgefield County and a longtime member of Antioch Baptist Church where she served many years as Acteen Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and active in the W.M.U. She also served on the Edgefield Library Board, and was Past President of the American Legion Auxillary. She retired from the Edgefield County Health Dept. with 30 Years Service.  She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters- Linda (Jimmy) Seawright, Robin (Buddy) English, and Gail (Gary) Granchelli; 1 son- Russell (Teena) Eubanks; 2 sisters- Vivian Reece, and Oena Dorn; 7 Grandchildren, 15 Great-Grandchildren, and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandson- Jim Seawright.  The family wishes to thank Marilyn Chinn, Dr. George Rainsford and the staff of the Edgefield Medical Clinic, University Home Health Services, and the Edgefield County Hospital for their loving care.  Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 1843 Hwy 23 West Edgefield SC 29824  The family is at the home and will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 7 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.  Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

George Elwyn Collins, Sr., son of Janie Marie (Cassie) GOFF and Walter Lake Collins of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, widower of Margaret Elizabeth CHAPMAN Collins

George Elwyn Collins, Sr. passed away at Courtland Terrace in Gastonia on Sunday, January 17, 2016, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. His spirit now released from his worn out body and entered into Heaven to be with his Savior. George lived in Lincolnton for the past 15 years, also residing in Edgefield, Sumter, Jonesville, and Spartanburg SC, Gastonia NC, and Milledgeville GA. He retired from the textile industry, the US Army, and was a Mason and former Grand Master of Prudence Lodge #139 in Jonesville. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. We are comforted to know that G-daddy, our hero and our superman, has reunited with his family in Heaven. His pain now gone forever, his body stealth as a young man, his memory sharp as a tack, and he once again has the eyes of an eagle. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2016, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at the Lincoln Country Club from 1:00 until 3:30 p.m. George was born in Greenwood SC, on October 5, 1929, son of the late Lake and Janie Goff Collins. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Chapman Collins, son Joe Collins, sister Wenetque Williams, and brothers Howard, John, and Robert Collins. He is survived by his son, Buddy Collins (Beth), his grandchildren, Josh Collins (Melissa), Meredith McCorkle (Andy), Courtney Lee (Clark), and his great-grandchildren, Rorie McCorkle, Banks Collins, Lake and Elle Wynne Lee, and a beloved cousin, Jeanette Davis. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, 5970 Fairview Road, Suite 217, Charlotte NC 28210.

Lillie Louise CAPPS Parkman, widow of James Frank Parkman of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Pauline (Bertie) ARLEDGE and Norman Carodine Capps

Lillie Louise Capps Parkman, 94, of 2502 Kateway, widow of James Frank Parkman, died Sunday, January 17, 2016 at her home. Born in Easley SC, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Pauline Arledge Capps. She retired from Eastwill Sportswear as a supervisor and was a member of Laurel Baptist Church. Surviving is her daughter, Carol Noffz, of Greenwood; two sisters, Edna Ellis (Jimmy), of Abbeville and Nellie Ware of Greenwood; grandchildren, Wesley Noffz (Angie) of Greenwood, Delane Hood (Michael) of Anderson, Michael Noffz (Pam) of Bradley; great- grandchildren, Cassidy and Conner Noffz, Mark and Matthew Gonce, Logan Hood, Haven Hanley, Kayla and Kinsley Noffz; great-great- grandchildren, Nolan Gonce and Peyton Hanley. She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bill Capps officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery. The family is at the home. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) are in charge of the arrangements. The Index-Journal, Jan. 18, 2016.

Jenella Harral YOUNG Buzhardt, widow of Paul Lafayette (Luke) Buzhardt of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, daughter of Mary Ray BEAUDROT and James Ernest Young, Sr.

Jenella Harrall Young Buzhardt, 79, resident of 414 Henrietta Avenue East, widow of Paul Lafayette "Luke" Buzhardt, died January 12, 2016, at Self Regional Medical Center. Born October 23, 1936, in McCormick, she was a daughter of the late James Ernest Young and Mary Ray Beaudrot Young. She was a 1954 graduate of Greenwood High School.  Mrs. Buzhardt retired as a bookkeeper from Doctors Turner and Harrison. She then worked part time for her daughter, Paula at Emerald Insurance for several years.  A member of First Baptist Church of Greenwood, she was also a member of the American Legion Post 20 Auxiliary. Surviving are a sister, Janice Y. Jernigan; a brother, James Ernest Young, Jr. and wife Nancy Young; grandchildren, William Brandon Jones, Lindsey Ray Livingston and John Paul Raines and four great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her son, John Chalmers Buzhardt, II and her daughter, Paula Ray Buzhardt Simmons.  Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Edgewood Cemetery, with Rev. Alvin Deal officiating. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed at the cemetery at 1:30 Saturday.  Family members will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to the Young-Beaudrot Music Scholarship of First Baptist Church, 722 Grace Street, Greenwood SC 29649; or to charity of one's choice. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting Mrs. Buzhardt's family.  The Index-Journal, Jan. 14, 2016.

John Nelson Sease, husband of Carol Ann OUZTS of the Peter Ouzts II Line, son of Vergie Lou HOLLEY and Cecil Matthew Sease

LEESVILLE SC - Services for John Nelson Sease, 75, will be conducted 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at Rehoboth United Methodist Church with the Rev. Noble Miller and the Rev. Debbie Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Memorials may be made to Rehoboth UMC, 936 Holley Ferry Rd., Leesville SC 29070. Mr. Sease passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016. Born in Lexington Co., he was a son of the late Cecil Matthew and Vergie Lou Holley Sease. He was a member of Rehoboth UMC, served in the SC National Guard, and retired from construction. Surviving are his wife, Carol Ouzts Sease; sons, David, Barry, and Jeffery Sease; brothers, Melvin, Roger, and Richard Sease; sisters, Marilyn Cosby and Betty Wingard; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Ralph Sease.Barr-Price.com (803) 532-4411 Published in The State on Jan. 11, 2016.

Vera Irene Woojie) TURNER Ridlehoover, daughter of Wanora Faye (Wonna) COLLINS and Ray Beaman Turner, Sr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, widow of Leo Carroll Ridlehoover

NINETY SIX SC - Vera Irene Turner Ridlehoover entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, after a prolonged illness. Vera was born April 15, 1949, and was lovingly known as "Woojie" by her family. Vera loved life, playing jokes, and laughing. She was formerly employed by Greenwood Mills in Ninety Six, then Capsugel. Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll; her parents, Beaman and Fay Turner; and a sister, Linda Sharpe. Vera leaves behind her only child, Jason (Beth) Ridlehoover; a brother, Ray (Louise) Turner, Jr., and two sisters, Lois (Rick) Chastain and Doris (Tom) Emasie; 5 nieces, 2 nephews, 4 great-nieces, and 1 great-nephew. Memorial services will be held Saturday January 16 at 11 a.m. at Marshall Road Church of God, with Pastor Nathan Hayes officiating. Visitation with family will be immediately after the service. The family is at the home of her sister Lois Chastain, 102 Lowell Street, Ninety Six. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Marshall Road Church of God, in memory of Vera Ridlehoover, to help with funeral expenses. The Index-Journal on Jan. 13, 2016.

Ruby Lucille REYNOLDS Ouzts, widow of Jackson (Jack) Ouzts of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, daughter of Ruby Erlene WHITE and Robert Eldred Reynolds

Edgefield SC - Lucille Reynolds Ouzts, 87 wife of the late Jack Ouzts, died January 11, 2016 at Saluda Nursing Center in Saluda SC. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 2 PM at Sunset Gardens Memorial Cemetery in Edgefield. The family will receive friends after the service at the graveside. Mrs. Ouzts was born in McCormick County SC and was a lifelong resident of Edgefield. She was retired from Riegal Textile Mill and was a member of the Edgefield Church of God. She is survived by a daughter, Dianne (Dennis) Wall, a sister Elsie Padgett, 2 Granddaughters, Michelle (Ryan) Orr, and Nikki Tate, 6 Great Grandchildren, Cody Borden, Hunter Borden, Jake Borden, Lillian Orr, Benton Orr, and Amelia Orr. She was predeceased by a son, Jackie Ouzts, and 1 Grandson, Dennis Borden and a brother Willie Reynolds. Memorial may be made to McKendree United Methodist Church c/o Neil Bartley, 102 Faulkner Mt. Rd., Edgefield SC 29824. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of Arrangements.

Lila Mae CROUT Kilpatrick, daughter of Mary Frances OUZTS and James Monroe Crout of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, widow of Jack Cornelius Kilpatrick

SAVANNAH GA - Lila Crout Kilpatrick, 79, died at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by her daughters and family on January 5th, 2016. She was born in Edgefield SC, and lived in Savannah for most of her life before moving to Richmond Hill GA. Lila graduated from Draughn's Business College, and was employed until retirement at Thunderbolt Elementary School as Secretary. Her desk collected hundreds of school photos from the children she loved, whose hair she fixed, hurts she consoled, and triumphs she cheered. Lila was a Christ follower and active servant at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill. She was a caretaker of all, and a diabetic lover of sweets. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Jack, whom she missed terribly. She is survived by her adoring Ouzts, Crout, Kilpatrick families, daughters Ann Taylor, Mary Kilpatrick, and Cheryl Pagan, and their families, including six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was Lila, Sister, Mama, Grandmama, and Meme, and will be missed fiercely. If you'd like to honor Lila, have a great cup of coffee or a piece of cake, and dig in the dirt. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her honor to the Autism Society (www.autism-society.org). A Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 8, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the Frist Baptist Church of Richmond Hill. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Savannah Morning News January 7, 2016. Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries.

George Eustace Ouzts, son of Ruby Mae CORDELL and Linder Hayes Ouzts of the Aaron Ouzts Line, Widower of Anna M. EICHER Ouzts

George Eustace Ouzts 90, of Tucson, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at the Desert Dreams Adult Care Home in Tucson from complications related to lung cancer. In hospice care for five days prior to his death, George died peacefully in his sleep. He was born on June 25, 1925, in Elberton GA, to Ruby Mae Ouzts and Linder Hayes Ouzts. George served in the United States Army, Rainbow Division, during World War II from 1944 to 1946 as a medical technician with the 450th medical general dispensary in Austria. George was an active member of the Freemasons for 56 years at the Nelson C. Bledsoe #74 Lodge in Tucson and a life member of Shriners International and the Royal Arch Masons, Chapter 24, of Everett WA. George had a full life growing up on his parents' farm in South Carolina, serving on road construction crews, working in a bakery, owning two gasoline stations, and finally retiring from Anamax Mining Company in Green Valley AZ. In his later years, he continued to keep busy as a personal handyman and groundskeeper. In May, 2012, George and his son were privileged to travel to Washington DC with the Honor Flight Southern Arizona to visit the WWII Memorial. Left to cherish his memory include his beloved son, George A. (Rusty) and his life partner, Diana L. Ouzts of Tucson AZ; sister, Bobbie (Otis E.) Carter of Irmo SC and sister, Betty Brown of Calhoun Falls SC. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 27 years, Anna Ouzts; brother, Amos Ouzts of Calhoun Falls SC. At his request, no service will be held. The family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society . The family would like to thank the Southern Arizona VA Medical Center, the Desert Dreams Adult Care Home staff, and Carondelet Hospice Services for the wonderful and kind care given to George.  ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME.

Marion Robert Elledge, husband of Edna Jean SNELGROVE Elledge of the Henry Ouzts Line, son of Annie Belle BAGWELL and William Arthur Elledge

Marion Robert Elledge, 82, resident of 111 North Acres Road husband of Edna Jean Snelgrove Elledge died Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Hospice House. Born in Ware Shoals, September 11, 1933, he was a son of the late William Arthur and Annie Bell Bagwell Elledge. A US Navy Veteran, Mr. Elledge served four years aboard the USS Kidd and also served with the South Carolina National Guard, Ware Shoals.  He was a graduate of Lander University and was retired from Monsanto in 1993 after thirty-four years of service. He was a member of the Ham Amateur Radio Club and also traveled with many Airstream friends belonging to the WBCCI of the Palmetto State. A mason, Mr. Elledge was a member of Joppa Masonic Lodge.  Mr. Elledge was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife of fifty-three years of the home are a daughter, Karen Jean E. Settana and husband Dan R. Settana, Jr.; and a grandson, Daniel R. Settana III. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Lt. Col. George D. Rush, III (USAF Ret.) officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home and will receive friends Tuesday immediately following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street - Suite 800, Miami FL 33131. The family would especially like to thank the staff of Self Regional Heath Care, HospiceCare of the Piedmont and Cindy Adams and staff for their expert care and compassion throughout Mr. Elledge’s illness. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome. com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Elledge family.  The Index Journal, Dec. 29, 2015

Larry Dean Butler, son of Annie Lou LOWERY and James Preston (J.P.) Butler of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, husband of Martha GRIFFIN Butler

Larry Dean Butler, 80, resident of 73 Third Street, husband of Martha Griffin Butler, died Saturday, December 26, 2015 at his home. Born in Greenwood County August 26, 1935, he was son of the late James P. Butler and Annie Lou Lowery Butler. Dean retired in 1998 from Greenwood Mills, Durst plant after 39 years of service. He was a member and former pastor of the Faith of Christ Evangelistic Church. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are four daughters, Karen Walters of Anderson, Revonda (Danny) Doolittle of Greenwood, Donalyn (Glenn) Wright of McCormick and Taunya (Thomas) McCombs of Greenwood; a son, Brian (Wendy) Butler of Abbeville; his twin brother, Gene (Dolly) Butler of Honea Path; half- sister, Deborah Hoffman and a step-brother, Jimmy Ravencraft both of Greenwood; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by a son, Larry Keith Butler, a sister Frances Wells, a brother, James Butler and a great-granddaughter, Kayla Stephenson. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Rains, Rev. Frank McCoy and Rev. Keith Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary Escort will be attendees of the Panola Breakfast Group along with Bobby Motte, Preacher Motte and David Wells. The family is at the home on Third Street and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 Sunday evening. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of SC, 326 Montague Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.  The Index-Journal, Dec. 27, 2015.

John Paul Adams, son of Mary Alberta CASEY and Andrew Paul Adams of the Isaac Ouzts Line, widower of Barbara Lucille NEW Adams

John P. Adams, age 79, of Graniteville SC, husband of the late Barbara New Adams and son of the late Andrew Paul Adams and the late Mary Alberta Casey Adams, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 19, 2015.  He is survived by a son, Chris Adams of Ganiteville; sisters, Ann Clark of Myrtle Beach SC and Martha Taylor of Jonesboro GA; a grandson, Jesse Adams; nieces, Jamie New and Sarah New Griffis and a nephew, Will New. He was born in Johnston SC. He was a member of Christian Heritage Church in Graniteville. During his working years, he worked in the Gregg Division of the Graniteville Company. He retired from the SC National Guard with 39 years of service. He was a diehard Atlanta Braves and Clemson Tiger fan. He shall be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched during the 79 years that God granted him on this earth; however, death cannot destroy precious memories, and he shall live on forever in the hearts of his loved ones. He has finished life’s journey and is now at peace with his Maker, the Lord Jesus Christ. The interment will follow at the Graniteville Cemetery.  Napier Funeral Home.

Carolyn Elaine OUZTS Summerour, daughter of Rosa Mae Belle (Dodie) ROBERTS and James Guy Ouzts of the Aaron Ouzts Line, widow of Jennings Harvey Summerour

Mrs. Elaine Ouzts Summerour, age 92, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 18, 2015. Mrs. Summerour was preceded by her husband, J. H. "Benny" Summerour, parents, J. Guy and Rosa Roberts Ouzts, and sister, Colleen Williams. Mrs. Summerour was a member of The Winder Noon Lions Club, The Barrow County Chamber of Commerce, The Barrow County Historical Society and The Winder First United Methodist Church. She had served at Piedmont Regional Library as a librarian.  Surviving are, Sons and Daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Judy Griffeth of Winder, Steve and Linda Griffeth of Roswell, Daughter and Son-in-law, Alison and John Bruss of Monroe, Brother, Buddy Ouzts of Winder, Grandchildren, Stephanie Griffeth of Rutledge, Stacey Bryant of Winder, Garrett Griffeth of Denton, Texas, Ginger James of Marietta, and David Lewis of Cumming, Great Grandchildren, Savannah Leigh Fowler of Winder, Lydia James and Vincent James both of Marietta, Millie Bryant and Griffeth Bryant both of Winder, Raelynn Griffeth of Denton Texas, Hudson Lewis and Della Grace Lewis both of Cumming, Step-daughters, Tina Smith and Terry Rice both of Winder.  A Memorial Graveside Service will be held Monday, December 21, 2015 at 3:00 P. M. at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Terry Tippens officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Winder First United Methodist Church Library Fund, 280 North Broad Street, Winder, Georgia 30680 or The Winder Noon Lion's Club, P. O. Box 514, Winder, Georgia 30680.  Carter Funeral Home, Winder GA.

Mary Frances ALLEN McDowell, wife of Jack Keith McDowell, Sr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, and daughter of Ann QUARLES and Postell Lawrence Allen

Mary Frances Allen McDowell, 78, resident of 207 Yosemite Drive, wife of Jack K. McDowell, died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Hospice House. Born in Wilmington NC, August 8, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Postell L. and Ann Quarles Allen. She was a graduate of Greenville High School, received a BA Degree from Furman University and a MA Degree from the University of Iowa. Mrs. McDowell formerly taught at Dreher High School, Furman University, Lander University, Northside Junior High School and was an administrative assistant at South Main Street Baptist Church.  She was an active member of South Main Street Baptist Church where she was a member of the Ladies Adult No. 3 Sunday School Class, former Sunday school teacher, RA Director, Training Union Director and was a former member of the church Choir.  Surviving, in addition to her husband of the home, are her children, Jack Keith (Marti) McDowell, Jr. of Simpsonville, Laurie M. (Steve) Thigpen of Concord NC, Allen Kipling (Sharon) McDowell of Richland WA, and Mary Wylie (Bryan) Madden of Chapin; two brothers, Milton (Carol) Allen of Taylors and Postell (Pansy) Allen of Anderson; and ten grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Emily Shockley of Greer.  A family graveside service will be conducted in Greenwood Memorial Gardens prior to the memorial service, with Rev. Ryan Eklund officiating.  Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at South Main Street Baptist Church, with Dr. Toby Frost and Rev. Andy Roberson officiating.  Honorary escort will be members of the Ladies No. 3 Sunday School Class.  The family is at the home in Belle Meade and will receive friends after the memorial service at South Main Street Baptist Church.  Memorials may be made to South Main Street Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 1093, Greenwood SC 29648.  Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the McDowell family www.blythfuneralhome.com.  The Index Journal, November 28, 2015.

Robert Lee (Robby) Driggers III, son of Carolyn Elizabeth TIMMERMAN and Robert Lee (Bobby) Driggers, Jr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line

Warrenville SC - Robert Lee (Robby) Driggers, III, 47of Jerry Rd. Warrenville SC, son of Robert L. (Bobby) and Elaine Timmerman Driggers, Jr. died Thursday November 26, 2015 at his residence.  Funeral Services will be held Sunday November 29, 2015 at 3 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with burial in Eastview Cemetery in Edgefield SC.  Mr. Driggers was born in Augusta GA. and was a Carpenter. He attended Graniteville Church of God.  Survivors include his parents; 1 brother Paul (Lori) Driggers; one Nephew Tyler Driggers and 1 Niece Tayler Driggers.  The family is at the home and will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 PM Sunday before the funeral at the Funeral Home.  Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Shirley E. MATHEWS Christian, daughter of and Ruth Alpha WALTON and Charles Bailey (Charie) Mathews of the Elizabeth Ouzts Lowery Line, and wife of William Donald Christian, Sr.

Shirley Mathews Christian, 79, resident of 131 Westgate Dr., widow of William Donald Christian, died Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Hospice House. Born in Greenwood County, December 30, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Bailey and Alpha Walton Mathews. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School. Shirley was formerly employed by Cambridge Pharmacy, J.C. Penny Co. and retired from Eaton Corp. (formerly Westinghouse). A devoted mother to her four children, she was a lover of nature and its beauty and adored her grandchildren. She was a member of Rice Memorial Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Donna "Susie" (Carroll) Culbertson and sons, W. Donald (Hilda) Christian and Richard B. (Chandra) Christian, all of Greenwood; six grandchildren, Heather C. (Brent) Bennett, W. Preston (Dale) Culbertson, Courtney C. (Timothy) Ginn, Allie Christian, Kenny Christian and Ty Christian; two great-grandchildren, Grace Anne Bennett and Ruth Emily Bennett. Graveside services will be conducted at 12 Noon Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Brent J. Bennett officiating. Pallbearers will be Kenny Christian, Ty Christian, Preston Culbertson, Carroll Culbertson, Brent Bennett and Timothy Ginn. Family members are at their respective homes and will receive friends immediately following the service at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Christian family.  The Index-Journal, Nov. 20, 2015.

Charles Edward (Eddie) Dorn, son of Minnie Pearl CHAFFIN and Floyd Edward (Buddy) Dorn of the George Ouzts Line, widower of Yvonne Renee TERRY Dubois Dorn

Bradley SC - Charles Edward "Eddie" Dorn, 59, of 410 Rushville Road, Bradley, widower of Yvonne Renee Terry Dubois Dorn, died Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta GA. Born in Barnwell, he was a son of Minnie P. Chaffin Dorn and the late Floyd Edward Dorn. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Eddie was a retired OSHA Safety Officer and enjoyed fishing, farming, guns and his critters. Eddie attended Bold Spring Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother of Bradley; a son, Sonny Dorn (Jessica) of Aiken; two daughters, Sabrina Dorn of Bradley and Danielle "Nikki" Parsons (Steven) of McCormick; a sister, Tina Sowers (Jim) of Knoxville TN; two brothers, Phillip Gene "Jelly" Dorn and Roger Dale "Quail" Dorn, both of Bradley; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Bold Spring Baptist Church, with the Rev. Chuck Keller officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stan Cordell, John Tom Bannister, Matt Terry, Colby Dorn, Hunter Kidd and Darrell Craig. Honorary escort will be Eddie's closest friends. The family will receive friends before the service at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. The family is at the home of his mother, Minnie Dorn, 408 Rushville Road, Bradley. Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com. The Index-Journal on Nov. 12, 2015.

Leonard Clark Nunn, son of Corrie Faye ADAMS and Ernest Joseph Nunn of the Isaac Ouzts Line

Ninety Six SC - Leonard Clark Nunn, 62, of 105 Eagle Road, died Thursday, November 5, 2015. Born in Greenwood, he was a son of Ernest Joseph Nunn and the late Faye Adams Nunn. He received his B.S. degree in nursing from Clemson University and worked as a carpenter. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Surviving are his father and stepmother, Elizabeth Spearman Nunn; a stepsister, Sadie Stidham (Ronny) of Polk City FL, and a stepbrother, Allan Morgan (Becky) of Greenwood. A graveside memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Roger Smith officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. The family is at the home of his father and stepmother, 5709 Ninety Six Highway, Ninety Six. The family is at the home of his father and stepmother, 5709 Ninety Six Highway, Ninety Six. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.  The Index-Journal on Nov. 12, 2015.

George Fred Dorn, Sr., son of Ethel L. OUZTS of the Jacob Ouzts II Line and William Fred Dorn of the Isaac Ouzts Line, widower of Madge Lee HORNE Dorn

George Fred Dorn, Sr., 91, formerly of 716 Holloway Avenue, widower of Madge Lee Horne Dorn, died Sunday, November 8, 2015 at NHC - Greenwood. Born in Edgefield County, he was a son of the late William Fred and Ethel Ouzts Dorn. He retired from Greenwood Mills-Durst Plant and was a member of the Quarter Century Club and also retired from Security Forces, Inc. George was a U.S. Army Veteran of the 3rd Infantry Division. He was a member of Marshall Road Church of God, and of the Adult Sunday School Class. Surviving are four sons, Tony Dorn (Yvonne) of Greenwood, George Dorn, Jr. (Angie) of Waterloo, John Dorn (Tammy) of Greenwood, and Billy Dorn (Betty) of Hodges; three brothers, C. W. Dorn and Hoyt Dorn of Greenwood and Raymond Dorn of Greenwood; six grandchildren, Joshua Dorn (Melinda) of Greenwood, Jennifer Gillion (Kevin) of Greenwood, Matthew Dorn (Sarah) of Hodges, Jeremy Dorn of Ninety Six, Cody Dorn of Greenwood and Kelsey Dorn of Greenwood; six great-grandchildren, Abigail, Emma, Sophia, Micah, Judah Dorn, all of Hodges and Alayna Gillion of Greenwood. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Yancey Dorn and James Dorn; and a sister, Irene King. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Marshall Road Church of God, with the Rev. Nathan Hayes and the Rev. Donald Rowell officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be held at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Hoyt Dorn, Jr., Louie Murray, Jeremy Dorn, Cody Dorn, Ricky Butler, and David Ouzts. Honorary escort will be the staff of NHC-Greenwood, Station 2. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Harley Funeral Home. The family members are at their respective homes. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of the arrangements.  The Index-Journal on Nov. 10, 2015.

Harvey Junior Bratcher, husband of Edna Ruth WALDRUP of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, son of Lottie Lucille RICHEY and Robert Harvey Bratcher

Honea Path – Harvey Junior Bratcher, 70, husband of Edna Waldrup Bratcher, of 113 Gunnells Rd,  died Sunday, November 8, 2015 at his home.  Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Robert Harvey and Lottie Lucille Richey Bratcher. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and was retired from Owens-Corning of Anderson.  Surviving are two sons, Lamar Bratcher of Belton and Jamie Bratcher of Pendleton, three brothers, Milford, Ray, and Horace Bratcher, two sisters, Lucille Fischer and Ann Brown, and two grandchildren, Mason and Gracie Bratcher.  He was predeceased by a brother, Haynie Bratcher and a sister Mary Lou Bratcher.  Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. Carrol Plemmons and Rev. David Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is at the home and will receive friends from 2 to 3 PM Tuesday at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harvey Bratcher Fund, PO Box 266, Honea Path SC 29654. Online condolences may be made at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.

Michael Dean (Fluff) Harvley, son of Mamie Sue LEOPARD and Wilbur Ray Harvley of the George Ouzts Line

Michael Dean "Fluff" Harvley, 57, of 405 Marshall Circle, died Friday, November 6, 2015 at his home. Born in Greenwood, he was a son of Ray Harvley and the late Mamie Sue Leopard Harvley. Fluff was a machine operator for Greenwood Mills and was a member of Ninety Six First Baptist Church. Surviving are his father and stepmother, Myra Wells Harvley of Ninety Six; a sister, Vickie McFarland of Chappells; and a brother, Randy Harvley of Ninety Six. He was preceded in death by a brother, Darrell Wayne Harvley. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ninety Six First Baptist Church with the Rev. Chuck Sprouse officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorials may be made to Ninety Six First Baptist Church; PO Box 85 Ninety Six SC 29666. The family members are at their respective homes. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Index-Journal on Nov. 8, 2015.

Carl Leonard (Flute) Turner, son of Margie Ruby WILLINGHAM and Carl Steadman (Buddy) Turner of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, husband of Mary Ellen THIGPEN Turner

Carl Leonard “Flute" Turner, 80, of 96 Cothran Street, Ninety Six, died Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Hospice House.  Born in Ninety Six, he was a son of the late Carl Steadman and Ruby Willingham Turner. He was a graduate of Ninety Six High School, where he was a member of the 1953 Championship Wildcat football team, was a catcher for the baseball team and attended Clemson University on a baseball scholarship. He also played Legion Baseball.  Carl was a US Air Force veteran, serving during the Vietnam War, and was retired from the SC Department of Corrections. He was a member of the American Legion Post 103 (Ninety Six), Eureka Lodge #47 A.F.M. and was a member of Cambridge United Methodist Church.  Surviving is his son, Richard “Ricky" Turner (Debbie) and his daughter, Yvonne Turner, all of Ninety Six; six grandchildren, Cheryl Hepler, Richard E. “Ricky" Turner, Jima Slate and Robert Steadman, all of Ninety Six, Kathleen Bauer of Bluffton and Candice Smith of Greenwood; great grandchildren, Christopher Turner, Brandon Hepler, Anthony Bauer, Austin Bauer, Hailey Turner, Sarah Turner, Hunter Griffith, Skylar Smith, Sydney Smith and Kaylee Slate.  He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sarah Battle.  Honorary escort will be members of Eureka Lodge #47 A.F.M. along with Aaron Bishop, Charles Turner and Billy Willingham. Family members are at their respective homes.  Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646.

Suzanne (Suzie) DIXON Berry, wife of David Hawkins Berry, Jr. of the Michael Ouzts Line, daughter of Patricia S. GEDDINGS and Richard William Dixon

LEXINGTON - Memorial service for Suzanne D. Berry, 52, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015, at Red Bank Baptist Church. Mrs. Berry died Friday, October 16, 2015. Born May 5, 1963, in Santiago, Chile, she was a daughter of Patricia S. Geddings and the late Richard William Dixon. Suzanne was a strong, Christian woman. She was a people person who never met a stranger and went out of her way to make everyone feel special. Suzie enjoyed singing Happy Birthday to family and friends to help celebrate the occasion. She loved to read and she loved animals, especially her cats, Luna and Sherbet. Survivors include her husband, David H. Berry; mother; sisters, Deborah Sanders and Teresa "Teri" Siple; brother, Brett Lindholm; mother-in-law, Pauline Berry; brother-in-law, David "Deas" Berry; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to her father, Suzanne was preceded in death by her sister, Julie Dixon. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 2838 Devine St., Columbia, SC, 29205. Barr-Price.com.  The State, Nov. 4, 2015.

Margaret Elizabeth OUZTS Hawkins Taylor, daughter of Ida Mae CARTER and Stacy Peter Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, wife of Reed Cook Hawkins and Marlow Paul Taylor

Taylor, Margaret Elizabeth Hawkins, 89, of Bountiful, Utah, passed away on November 1, 2015 at her home of natural causes. Local services are under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel. The Idaho Statesman, Nov. 3, 2015.

Melvin Strickland (Perk) Shaffer, Jr., son of Lois Audrey COGBURN and Melvin Strickland Shaffer, Sr. of the Henry Ouzts Line, husband of Nelle Elizabeth (Nell) COVAR Shaffer

EDGEFIELD SC - Melvin S. (Perk) Shaffer, Jr., 86, husband of the late Nell Shaffer, died Tuesday November 3, 2015 at Forrest View Manor. Graveside services will be held Thursday November 5, 2015 at 2 PM at McKrendree United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Shaffer was born in Edgefield County. He was a US Marine veteran and was retired from Milliken Company as a mechanic. Survivors include 1 son Richard (Wendi) Shaffer; 2 daughters Gayle (Philip) Dorn, Cissy (Merlin) Penner; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son Terry Shaffer. The family is at the home of Lauren Enloe on Main St. in Edgefield and will receive friends after the service at the cemetery. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Harry Jackson (Jack) Ross, husband of Dr. Audrey Jean Hand of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, son of Benjamin GayNell (Bennie) Cook and John Daniel Ross

ROSS, H. J., a longtime resident of Coral Gables FL, age 93, known to friends as Jack, peacefully passed away at his home Friday, October 30th, 2015 following an eight year battle with vascular dementia. Jack was born to Benjamina Gaynell Cook Ross and John Daniel Ross on June 2, 1922 in Tampa, FL. He attended school in Tampa, graduating from Tampa College High (Jesuit High School) as a top scholar and Eagle Scout, and later, at age 19, from Georgia Institute of Technology, with a degree in civil engineering. Following his graduation from Georgia Tech, Jack studied aeronautical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology until the outbreak of World War II. He immediately entered military service in the Seabees, an engineering division of the US Navy. Jack was stationed in the Aleutian Islands, and, at the end of the war, at Opa Locka Air Station, Miami FL. In 1947, Jack founded the engineering firm Riley and Ross with a fellow Navy engineer. When his partner joined the Vietnam War effort, Jack agreed to stay and run the company, later acquiring a total interest and renaming the company H. J. Ross and Associates, Inc. Jack retired in 1978 and sold the company to Monenco Engineering Corporation. The company has subsequently been sold a number of times but still operates today in Miami as TYLin/H.J. Ross. His firm maintained offices in pre-Castro Cuba, Caracas, Venezuela and through-out Florida, namely in St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale, Cape Canaveral, and Miami. Having designed the test facility for the Pratt/Whitney engines powering the Apollo space mission, H. J. Ross and Associates, Inc. also had a base in Huntsville AL. Among the hundreds of major projects Jack's firm engineered, many are of particular note: signature hotels on Miami Beach including The Eden Roc, The Fountainbleau, The Deauville, and The Shelbourn, all Burdines department stores, the Eastern Airlines buildings at MIA, major parts of the Palmetto Expressway, dozens of facilities for Dade County Public Schools and various Marriott Hotels throughout the country. Jack had many passions: art, thoroughbred horses, history, hunting, boating, fishing and traveling, all of which he actively engaged, living life to the fullest. Jack was a longtime member of Epiphany Catholic Church and a former Board Member of Lighthouse for the Blind. He is predeceased by two of his daughters, Barbara Gaynelle Ross and Suzanne Mary Ross, as well as his parents and his sister, Sara Longmire. He is survived by his wife of thirty six years, Audrey Hand Jackson Ross, as well as his two daughters from his first marriage to Donna Guilfoyle Ross, Julie Ross Dunn Myers and Sally Ross Muccio (husband, Craig, and daughter, Donna), all of Miami. His is also survived by his wife's daughter, Melissa Jackson Loree, DVM (husband, Lee, and son, Oliver), of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as a num-ber of nieces and nephews. A service celebrating his life well lived will take place on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 10:30 am at Epiphany Catholic Church, 8235 SW 57th Avenue, Miami FL 33143.

Raymond Buist (Buddy) Dunovant, Jr., husband of Margaret Irola TIMMERMAN Dunovant of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, son of Marie SLAUGHTER and Rev. Dr. Raymond Buist Dunovant, Sr.

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - Mr. Raymond B. (Buddy) Dunovant, Jr., 81, husband of Margaret Timmerman Dunovant, of West Columbia, died Thursday, October 22, 2015 at his residence. Graveside services will be Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2 PM at McKendree United Methodist Church Cemetery, 565 Hwy. 378 East, Edgefield SC 29824. Mr. Dunovant was the son of the late Raymond B. and Marie Slaughter Dunovant, Sr. and was a native of Edgefield County. He was a retired Operations Manager for Data Processing with SC Highway Dept. with over 37 years of service. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Survivors include his wife; 1 son, Raymond B. (Dunnie) Dunovant III and his wife Teresa; 1 brother, Dr. William (Billy) Dunovant and his wife Joanne; 2 grandchildren, Denise Dunovant and Raymond B. (Ray) Dunovant IV. Memorials may be made to McKendree United Methodist Church c/o Neil Bartley, 102 Faulkner Mt. Rd., Edgefield SC 29824; Tri-County Home Health Care, 1950 Bush River Rd., Columbia SC 29210; or Hospice Care of Tri-County, 166 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 100, Columbia SC 29210. The family is at the home and will receive friends Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 4 to 6 PM at Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel at 609 Northwood Rd. in Lexington, and also after the service at the Family Life Center at McKendree United Methodist Church.  Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Christopher Landis (Chris) Bates, son of Donna Leigh LANDIS and Steven James Bates og the Jake Martin Ouzts Line

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Christopher "Chris" Landis Bates, 21, will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 4 until 5 p.m. prior to the service at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Chris died Thursday, October 22, 2015. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Steven James Bates and Donna Leigh Landis Bates. He was a 2012 graduate of AC Flora High School and currently attended the College of Charleston as a senior. Chris was a member of the 2012 AC Flora Baseball Team State Champions and College of Charleston's Ultimate Frisbee team. He enjoyed playing baseball while studying at USC Salkehatchie. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Justin Bates of the home; paternal grandmother, Barbara Frost Bates; maternal grandparents, James Edward Ferqueron and Guilda Templeton Ferqueron; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by a paternal grandfather, Edwin Jack Bates and maternal grandfather, Gerald William Landis, Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Doctors Without Borders, 333 Seventh Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001; or Habitat for Humanity, 209 South Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.  The Index-Journal on Oct. 24, 2015.

Broadus Patterson (Pat) Lamb, Sr., husband of Delma Grey JOHNSON Lamb of our Jake Martin Ouzts Line, son of Broadess Ellie YOUNGBLOOD and John Patterson Lamb I

KIRKSEY -- Broadus Patterson "Pat" Lamb, Sr., 87, resident of 415 Mountain Creek Road, Troy SC 29848, husband of Delma Johnson Lamb, died Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Edgefield County, July 8, 1928, he was a son of the late John Patterson and Broadus Youngblood Lamb. He was a graduate of Edgefield High School and attended Clemson College. Pat retired from Monsanto (formerly Chemstrand) after many years of service and was more recently employed by APC Tri-Co Trucking. A founding member of the Tri-County Volunteer Fire Department, he served as treasurer of the department for over 25 years. A 32nd Degree Mason, he had served as Past Master and Secretary for 24 years of the Friendship Masonic Lodge No. 25. He was a charter member and Past Patron of the Roy O. Adams Chapter 289 of the OES and served as secretary for 25 years of the Grand Worder of the SC Grand Chapter of the OES, served as District Deputy of the District Grand Representative. Pat held various appointments in the Grand Chapter and after the closing of the Roy O. Adams Chapter, he became a member of the Mary Pinkney Ouzts Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. A longtime active member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church, he also served as Sunday School Director for many years and as Church Historian. Pat was very instrumental in securing additional property for the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife of the home and a daughter, Peggy and husband Jimmy Brown of Ninety Six; four sons, Broadus P. Lamb, Jr. of Leesville LA, John G. and wife Julie Lamb, Warren Lee and wife Sarah Lamb, all of Troy and Jeffrey A. and wife Consuelo Lamb of Greenwood; a sister, Ruby L. Blackledge of Edgefield and a brother, James H. and wife Carolyn Lamb of West Columbia; six grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mac McDowell, Del Shay, Andy Johnson, Shane Byerly, Mike Byerly, Jim Lamb, Bill Maffett, Gaines Johnson and Burt Wetzel. Honorary escort will be the Men of Mountain Creek Baptist Church, along with Milton Johnson and Allen Sivertsen. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Sunday. The family is at the home on Mountain Creek Road and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 Saturday evening. Memorials may be made to Mountain Creek Baptist Church, C/O Warren Johnson, 1507 Kirksey Pittsburgh Road, Troy SC 29848. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Lamb family www.blythfuneralhome.com. The Index-Journal on Oct. 24, 2015.

Charles A. Henderson, Jr., son of Kathryn CALVERT and Charles A. Henderson, Sr. of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, husband of Mary Lena MITCHELL Henderson

COLUMBIA SC - Charles A. Henderson, 86, of Columbia, died Thursday, October 15, 2015, in Providence Hospital. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Born in Greenwood, November 23, 1928, he was the son of the late Charles A. Henderson and Kathryn Calvert Henderson. Mr. Henderson graduated from Lander University in Greenwood SC, where he served as student body president. It was there that he met his wife, Mary. Upon graduation from Lander, they moved to Columbia where he obtained an MA in history from the University of South Carolina. He taught history in Richland School District One for 33 years. Thirty-one of those years were spent at Dreher High School. He also taught night school at Columbia College and Fort Jackson and adult education at Columbia High School. He was a longtime member of Shandon Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Mitchell Henderson; son, Charles Mitchell Henderson (Amber) of Atlanta GA; daughter, Donna Henderson Sprung (David, deceased) of Columbia; grandson, David Sprung of Columbia; and granddaughters, Audrey and Lauren Henderson of Atlanta. He is also survived by nieces, Ronni Capici Wall of Ridgeland, and Kathy Capici Porter of Hilton Head Island. He was predeceased by his sister, Kathryn Henderson Capici. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2015, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Saluda at 4:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to Shandon Baptist Church, 5250 Forest Drive, Columbia, or to a charity of one's choice. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.  Published in The State on Oct. 17, 2015.

Vickey ELLIS Barefoot, daughter of Virginia Ideal TURNER and James Hamilton Ellis, Sr. of the George Ouzts Line, wife of Luke R. Barefoot

North Augusta SC—Funeral Services for Mrs. Vickey Ellis Barefoot, 71, who entered into rest October 14, 2015, will be conducted Saturday morning at 11 o’clock from Immanuel Baptist Church. Rev. Jimmy Coyle and Rev. Matthew Love officiating. Interment in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Barefoot was a native of Edgefield having made North Augusta her home for the past 49 years. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday School Class. Mrs. Barefoot retired as a Realtor in the CSRA. She was a loving wife and mother who instilled a firm faith in the Lord in her family. Survivors include her husband of 54 years Luke Barefoot; a son and daughter-in-law, Rich and Mariann Barefoot, Summerville, SC; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joy Lynn and Jeff Collins and Jill Suzanne and Donald Baxley, all of North Augusta SC; three brothers, John Ellis, Roger Ellis and Mike Ellis, all of Edgefield, SC; two sisters, Sheryl Turner, Edgefield, SC and Brenda Doolittle, Martinez GA; ten grandchildren, Jessica Collins, Jacob Collins, Brittany Barefoot, Danielle Barefoot, John Chritton, Mallory Chritton, Nick Baxley, Rose Baxley, Noah Rogers and Katey Rogers; one great-grandchild, Dani Chritton. Pallbearers will be Dick Schaefer, Derve Tyler, Robbie Baxley, Ron McCallister, Robert Proctor and Eddie Hipp. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Friday evening from 6 until 8. In memory of Mrs. Barefoot the family would encourage you to donate blood at the Sheppard Community Blood Bank or the American Red Cross. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803.278.1181). Visit the registry at www.poseycares.com.

Paula Ray BUZHARDT Simmons, daughter of Jenella Harrell YOUNG and Paul Lafayette Buzhardt of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, wife of (1) Huey Daniel Jones, (2) Barry Grady Simmons and (3) Raymond Raines

Paula Buzhardt Simmons, 58, resident of 508 North Street, died October 7, 2015, at Hospice House.  Born March 26, 1957, in Greenwood she was a daughter of Jenella Young Buzhardt and the late Paul L. Buzhardt. A 1974 graduate of Greenwood High School, she was also a graduate of Lander College and had attended Piedmont Technical College. She was the former owner/operator of Emerald Insurance Company and had also worked as a medical assistant with Dr. Mobley.  A member of First Baptist Church of Greenwood, she was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  Surviving are her mother of Greenwood; two sons, William Brandon Jones of Savannah GA, and John Paul Raines of Greenwood; a daughter, Lindsey Ray (Eric) Livingston of Honea Path; a sister, Wanda (Bruce) Edmunds of Hodges; a brother, Jimi Kazimer of Greenwood; three grandchildren, Casey Williams, Ethan Williams, Ayden River Jones, Ariel Starlynn Raines and extended family.  Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with Rev. Alvin Deal officiating. The family is at her home on North Street and will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to either, Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1741, Greenwood SC 29648.  The family would like to offer their deepest expressions of gratitude for the care received by Ms. Simmons to the doctors, nurses and staffs of Hospice Care of the Piedmont, the Greenwood Cancer Center and Self Regional Medical Center.

Rachel Augusta TIMMERMAN Smith, daughter of Cornelia Elizabeth WALTON and Davis Way Timmerman of the Peter Ouzts II Line, widow of William Ariail Smith

Rachel Augustus [sic Augusta] Timmerman Smith, age 93, of Trenton SC, died October 5, 2015. Davis Way Timmerman and Cornelia Walton Timmerman announced her birth on December 8, 1921. Her siblings are Mary Timmerman Timmerman (deceased) and Margie Jane Timmerman Prince (Nuddy). She attended Tompkins Elementary School, Edgefield High School, and Lander College (now Lander University). Rachel married William Ariail Smith on August 8, 1943. They celebrated fifty-eight years together.  Children include: Walton Ariail Smith and James Davis Smith (Enola). Grandchildren: Cody Austin Smith, Amber Smith and Allisa Smith. Nephews and nieces: Davis Timmerman (Ann), Janey Kelley (Chuck), Edgar Prince (Robin – deceased), Joseph Prince (deceased) (Rebecca).  Mrs. Smith was employed by the SC Public School System in Smoaks SC, then with the SC Department of Social Services for fifty years as a case worker and county director in Edgefield from which she retired to spend time with family. Rachel was awarded the Order of the Palmetto. She enjoyed her family and friends, growing flowers, and vegetable and fruit canning. She was thankful for her caretakers after experiencing impaired health and those that kept her in their prayers. Rachel grew up attending McKendree United Methodist Church and after marriage, Edgefield United Methodist Church and Trenton United Methodist Church. Rachel will be entombed at Eastview Cemetery, Edgefield SC. A Memorial / Remembrance service will be held on October 11, 2015 at 2 pm in Edgefield UMC.  Memorials may be made to Trenton / McKendree UMC, P.O. Box 178, Trenton SC 29847. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign guest book and send condolences to family at www.blandfh.com.

Arlena LANGLEY Infinger, daughter of Carrie Elizabeth DORN and Thomas Kelly Langley of the George Ouzts Line, wife of Ray P. Infinger

Arlena Langley Infinger, 91, resident of 113 Northgate Street, wife of Ray P. Infinger, died Monday, October 5, 2015 at Hospice House. Born in Greenwood County, November 30, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Thomas K. and Carrie Elizabeth Dorn Langley. Mrs. Infinger, along with her husband formerly owned and operated Big Dollar Market in Greenwood. She was a member of Hodges United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband of the home and several nieces and nephews. She was the last member of her immediate family. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Wednesday in the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R.T. Bowling officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Family burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Walter Carrington Hilderman III, husband of Patricia "Pat" OUTZ Hilderman, son of Barbara Jeanette HARVEY and Dr. Walter Carrington Hilderman, Jr.

EUTAWVILLE SC - Walter Carrington Hilderman III, 66, husband of Patricia "Pat" Outz Hilderman, died Saturday, September 26, 2015, at his home. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, October 11, 2015, at the Historic Bost Grist Mill in Concord NC. A visitation will be prior beginning at 2 p.m., and a meal will follow the memorial service. Mr. Hilderman was born in Ft. Benning GA, a son of the late Walter Carrington Hilderman, Jr. and Barbara Jeanette Harvey Hilderman. A retired captain from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, he was a member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, a member of the Civil War Reenactors for 53 years, a member of the Military Order of Stars and Bars, and the Fraternal Order of Police. He was the author of two books, and was preceded in death by a brother, John Harvey Hilderman. Surviving are his wife of Eutawville; a daughter, Christine (Mike) Carper of Cornelius NC; a son, Walter (Katie) Carrington Hilderman IV of Webster Groves MO; a step-daughter, Jenny Gardner of Eutawville; a step-son, Brady (Sara) Gardner of Fuquay-Varina NC; a sister, Ann (Jerry) Clark of Cookeville TN; and 11 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Civil War Preservation Trust, 1140 Professional Court, Hagerstown MD 21740, or Orangeburg SPCA, PO Box 1584, Orangeburg SC 29116.

William Larry Murray, Jr., husband of Lucille McDOWELL Murray of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, son of Hazel D. SOUTHERLAND and Oscar Cleveland Murray

William Larry Murray, 57, of 220 Jebosha Drive, husband of Mary McDowell Murray, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Franklin County GA, he was the son of the late William Larry Murray, Sr. and Hazel Hastings. Larry worked for Greenwood Mills-Harris Plant and was a member of Trinity Baptist Tabernacle where he was in the Men's Sunday school class. Surviving are his wife of the home; and two sisters, Mary Carolyn Cobb and Minnie Mae Morse, both of Greenwood. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Trinity Baptist Tabernacle with the Rev. Tony Pettit, Rev. Randy Ouzts and Rev. Joe Chapman officiating. Burial will be held in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be George Latimer, Justin Nash, Blake Nash, James McDowell, Steve Webber and Hai Luu. Honorary escort will be the members of the Men's Sunday school class. The family will receive friends on Sunday at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. The family is at the home of his niece, Lisa Nash, 310 Hwy 246 North, Greenwood. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory ( www.harleyfuneralhome.com ) is in charge of the arrangements.  The Index-Journal, Oct. 4, 2015.

Sharon Delane LAWTON, daughter of Lorene ELLIOTT and Oliver (Red) Lawton, Jr. of our Henry Ouzts Line

Sharon Delane Lawton, 52, resident of 2002 Airport Road, died September 24, 2015, at Self Regional Medical Center. Born March 7, 1963, in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late Oliver "Red" Lawton, Jr. and Lorene Elliott Lawton Florence. She attended Greenwood High School and was formerly employed with Eaton Hydraulics. She was an avid animal lover and worked diligently in caring for her elderly neighbors. Sharon was a "die-hard" Clemson Fan. Surviving are two brothers, Danny (Ann) Lawton of Greenwood and Rusty (Aileen) Lawton of Chappells; a stepsister, Lori Florence of Greenwood; a dear friend, Keisha Faucette of Greenwood; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her twin sister, Susan Elaine Lawton. Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 Sunday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon and will be at the home of Danny and Ann Lawton, 213 Manning Road in Avondale at all other times. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Greenwood, PO Box 49776, Greenwood SC 29649. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Lawton family.  The Index-Journal, Sept. 26, 2015.

Ricky Edward Hutto, son of Florine Mitchell of our Jacob Ouzts II Line and Richard Elmer Hutto, husband of Cindy ROBINSON Hutto and Phyllis M. Hutto

AIKEN SC – RICKY EDWARD HUTTO, 60, died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at his residence.  A native of Edgefield SC, Ricky was a son of the late Richard Elmer and Florine Mitchell Hutto.  He lived in Aiken most of his life and worked in retail.  Survivors include his wife, Phyllis M. Hutto; a daughter, Brandi Miller (Sam Griffin); a son, Trent Hutto (Amanda), all of Aiken; grandchildren, Tessa and Raven Miller, Thomas Barnes, Kylie and Azilee Hutto; a brother; Darrin Hutto (Melissa), Warrenville; a step-daughter, Typhany Clark; step-grandchildren, Skyler, Loy and Devin Mitcham.  Memorial service will be Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Rd., Aiken. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family, in care of the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.  Shellhouse – Rivers Funeral Home, 715 East Pine Log Rd., Aiken SC.

Ethel Brantley TAYLOR Outz, wife of Calvin Kirk Outz and Arthur Rhee Outz, both of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, daughter of Kittie Mae LINDLEY and George Walton Taylor, Jr.

Ethel Taylor Outz, 94, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Noxubee General Hospital.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday; September 19, 2015 at 2pm from Salem Memorial Church in Macon. There will be a visitation for one hour prior to the funeral service at the Church. Interment will follow at the Salem Cemetery. Mrs. Outz was born April 18, 1921, to the Late George Walton and Kittie Mae Lindley Taylor. She attended The University of Southern Mississippi where she was a member of the basketball team. She graduated with a Degree in Business Education. Mrs. Outz was the Co-owner and served for over 48 years as the Accountant for Macon Auto Parts. She loved her family, a devoted wife and mother, she enjoyed the outdoors, horseback riding, gardening and flowers. She was a member of Salem Methodist Church. Mrs. Outz is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Nannie George Robbins and Louise Freshour; and two brothers: Charles Walton Taylor and Ernest A. Taylor. She is survived by her husband Arthur Rhee Outz; Daughter: Judith Outz Ewing (Randy); Sons: Kirk Outz and Wayne Outz (Kay); all of Macon. Four Grandsons: Brett Outz of Nashville TN; Cody Outz of Brandon MS; Dalton Outz of Clinton MS and Ethan Ewing of Macon. She is also survived by a host of Nieces, Nephews and extended family. Memorial donations may be made to the Salem Memorial Fund, Central Academy or the Donor’s Favorite Charity. Cockrell Funeral Home, Macon MS.

Kevin Dale Cato, husband of Barbara Yvonne TIMMERMAN Cato Connelly of the Jacob Ouzts II Line and Marvelle DORN Reeves Cato of the George Ouzts Line, and son of Freda DAVIS and James W. Cato.

JOHNSTON SC – Kevin Dale Cato, age 46 of Johnston, SC died Friday, August 28, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Kristina Bell Cato of Aiken; daughter, Addisyn Belle Cato, sons, Bailey Maxwell Cato, Chase Macklyn Cato, Christopher Edward Cato (wife, Amanda); step-son, Chandler Bell; father, Derial Cato (wife, Marvelle); brothers, Rodney Cato (wife, Ronda), Ronald Connelly, Jr. (wife, Lisa); grandchildren, Cassandra Elise Cato, Abel Thomas Cato, Anna Marie Cato, Lilith Jade Cato. He was preceded in death by his mother, Yvonne Connelly.  A native of Edgefield SC, Kevin was born on May 28, 1969. He served in The United States Marine Corps; was an entrepreneur, construction contractor and an avid Carolina Gamecock fan. Memorial Service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 5, 2015 at South Aiken Church of God, 2700 Whiskey Road Aiken, SC, with Revs. Kenny Murphy and Tod Wilson officiating. Interment will be held privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory for future educational needs for his two small children, Addisyn and Bailey Cato. Donations may be made to First Citizens Bank, 1715 Whiskey Rd, Aiken SC 29803 c/o Kristina Cato. Edgefield Advertiser, Sept. 7, 2015.

William Truman (Dohnie/Bill) Ouzts, son of Mildred Opal ENGLAND and John William (Johnnie) Ouzts of the John Calvin Ouzts Line

William Truman “Dohnie / Bill” Ouzts, 82, died at his home in Decatur GA on September 7, 2015.  He was born on September 1, 1933 in Devol OK.  He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Sue Ouzts Davage, grandsons, DJ Davage and William “Blake” (Lindsay) Davage, and a granddaughter Catherine Colleen “Kasey” Davage, and a great grandson, James Owen Davage, his twin brother, Johnie Melvin (Waunette) Ouzts, brother, H. C. (Sharon) Ouzts , and sister, Carolyn Joy Ouzts (Don Merle - deceased) Robinson, and several nieces and nephews.  William was called "Dohnie" to go with his twin "Johnie" until he entered the Army, at age 18.  Since that time he has been "Bill".  Bill worked for Shell Oil Company in several management positions until he left to become Vice President of Production for Damson Oil Corporation.  He was Executive Vice President when Damson was sold in 1991.  He was then an independent oil producer in Montgomery (Houston) TX, before retirement to Atlanta GA to be near his daughter and grand children.  He was cremated.  A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home, Decatur GA.

Gladys Mildred TURNER McCrickard, daughter of Ivey Mildred TURNER of the John Calvin Ouzts Line and Albert Olin Turner, Sr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, wife of John Henry McCrickard, Jr.

Gladys Turner McCrickard, 87, resident of 207 Merriman Avenue, widow of John H. McCrickard, Jr., died Thursday, September 3, 2015 at her home. Born in Greenwood, December 19, 1927, she was a daughter of the late A. Olin and Ellen Buzhardt Turner. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School, attended Lander College and was a graduate of the Anderson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. McCrickard retired after 35 years of service from Self Memorial Hospital as Associate Director of Nursing. A member of Lowell Street United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the Cheerful Workers Sunday School Class and formerly taught all ages in the Sunday School Department. Surviving are two daughters, Jean M. (Terry) Creswell and Bet A. McCrickard (Paul Holley), all of Greenwood and a son, John H. "Hank" McCrickard, III and wife Kim of Greenwood; a brother, Olin Turner of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Adam Paul Creswell, Missi (Chris) Rearden, John H. McCrickard, IV and Devin Paul McCrickard; four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Richard Waldrep and Pastor Dick Goldie officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Adam Paul Creswell, John Henry McCrickard, Devin Paul McCrickard, Chris Rearden, Vince Corley, Joshua Holley and Joseph Holley. The family is at the home on Merriman Avenue and will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 4 Sunday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lowell Street United Methodist Church, 300 Lowell Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences visitwww.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the McCrickard family. The Index-Journal, Sept. 5, 2015.

Barbara Joyce HURT Hall, second wife of Chesley Glenn Hall of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, and daughter of Ruth Frances SATCHER and Ernest Earl Hurt

Barbara Joyce Hurt Hall, 72, resident of 805 Lorenzo Road, wife of Chesley Glenn Hall died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Duke University Hospital in Durham NC. Born in Greenwood, May 31, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Earl and Ruth Satcher Hurt. She was retired from Park Seed Company to devote herself to caring for her parents. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend, Barbara's gentle spirit made everyone around her better for having known her. She was an avid flower gardener. A very committed Christian and Bible student, Mrs. Hall was a faithful member of West Side Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Wisdom Seekers Sunday School Class. Surviving in addition to her husband of twenty years of the home, are three daughters, Cindy Stokes and husband Taylor of Greenwood, Wendy Moore and husband Jerry of Irmo and Sherry Bayne and husband Melvin of Greenwood; six grandchildren, John Stokes, Reid Stokes and Christy Matthews all of Greenwood, Tra Bayne and Olivia Bayne, both of Charleston, two great-grandchildren, Ariel Mathis and Kadence Matthews, both of Greenwood; one great-great grandchild, Conner Powelson; three sisters, Elaine Hughes and Linda Lucas of Greenwood and Edna Chisena Davis of Gainesville GA; and many nieces. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at West Side Baptist Church, with Reverend Hal Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Chris Coker, Kevin Farren, Jon Bassett, Mark Hall, Trevor Culbertson and Thomas Hall. The family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. until the service hour at West Side Baptist Church and at other times at their respective homes. Those desiring may make memorials to West Side Baptist Church, 215 Bypass 225 South, Greenwood SC 29649. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Hall family.  The Index-Journal, Sept. 3, 2015.

Yvonne Renee TERRY Dubois Dorn, second wife of Charles Edward (Eddie) Dorn of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Bertha Edna (Bunty) BURRAGE and Bobby LeRoyce Terry

BRADLEY - Yvonne Renee Terry Dubois Dorn, 53, of 410 Rushville Road, wife of Charles "Eddie" Dorn, died Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at her home. Born in Greenwood, she was the daughter of the late Bobby and Bunty Burrage Terry. She attended Bold Springs Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, of the home; a stepson, Sonny Dorn (Jessica) of Aiken; two stepdaughters, Sabrina Dorn of Bradley and Nikki Parsons (Steve) McCormick; a brother, Mark Terry (Dubie), and their two children, of Greenwood; six grandchildren; and numerous relatives in England. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Chuck Keller officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that they be omitted and memorials be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, 29646; or The American Cancer Society , PO Box 1741, Greenwood, 29648. The family is at the home of her mother-in-law, Minnie Dorn, 408 Rushville Road, Bradley. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.  The Index-Journal, Aug. 28, 2015.

Ellen Dean (Deanie) OUTZ Graham, daughter of Climelia Lillian RICHEY and John William Outz of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of James Edward (John) Graham

Mrs. Ellen Dean Outz Graham, age 94, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at a Hospice facility near Hendersonville NC after a short illness.  Born September 28, 1920 in Westminster, SC, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Climelia Richey Outz.  Mrs. Graham had lived in the Martin Community since the early 1940's and was a long time member of Martin Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James Edward "John" Graham; and their daughter, Kathy Elaine Graham Bailey.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Fran Graham of Asheville NC; her grandson and spouse, Shannon and Allyson Smallwood and their daughter, Caroline of Marietta GA; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Martin Baptist Church with the Rev. David Blackmon, Dr. Roddy Turner, and Mr. Clarence Davis officiating.  Burial will follow at Stephens Memorial Gardens. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers; David McClure, Wallace Briley, Robert White, William White, Gene Graham, and Terry Tullis. The family will receive friends at Martin Baptist Church from 12 noon until the funeral hour Saturday, August 29, 2015. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Elizabeth Hospice House, Development Office, 581 South Allen Road, Flat Rock NC 28731 or to your local church or other agency. Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Anna Frances DeVORE Nims, daughter of Anna Florence (Flo) WRIGHT and Elbert Otis DeVore, Sr. of the George Ouzts Line, widow of Joseph White Nims, Jr.

Anderson – Anna Frances DeVore Nims, 91, formerly of Honea Path, widow of Joseph White Nims, Jr., died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at NHC of Anderson.  Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Elbert Otis and Annie Florence Wright DeVore.  She was a member of Honea Path First Baptist Church, D.A.R., and the Honea Path Library Board. Mrs. Nims was a graduate of The Greenville School of Nursing and was a registered nurse.  Surviving are: a son, Joseph White (Torie) Nims, III of Nashville TN, three daughters, Margaret Fisher of Anderson, Jeannie Stahlecker of TX, and Pat Johs of Franklin, TN, a sister, Florence Brigman of Burlington, NC, five grandchildren, Brian Fisher, Bethany Adair, Cody Stahlecker, Ben Nims, Kate Nims, and five great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Kathryn DeVore Adams, a brother, Dr. E. O. DeVore, Jr., and a sister, Patricia Ragsdale.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the Honea Path City Cemetery with Rev. Mike Moody officiating.  The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends immediately following the service at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honea Path First Baptist Church, 100 S. Main St., Honea Path, SC29654. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.

Pamela Charisse McGEE Thompson, daughter of Shelba Waddeta OSWALD and Garvin Wilson McGee of the Benjamin Ouzts Line, wife of Michael Eugene Stancel, Sr., and Rodger D. Thompson, Sr.

SALUDA - Memorial service for Charisse McGee Thompson, 56, will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Saluda Church of God. Mrs. Thompson passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of Shelba Oswald McGee and the late Garvin W. McGee. She was a retail clerk and was a furnishing stager for Clayton Homes. Surviving are her mother of Saluda; husband, Rodger Thompson; son, Robert Douglas Stancel; stepchildren, Michael Stancel, Michelle Whiting, Heather Zader, India Dickinson, Rodger Thompson, II; brother, Russell W. McGee; grandson, Christopher Stancel; 14 stepgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her father, and a brother, Marvin W. McGee. Barr-Price.com (803)532-4411 Published in The State on Aug. 14, 2015.

Cecil Lamar Raborn, son of Frances Milbria OUZTS and Ernest Linwood Raborn of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Katie Ruth MOON Raborn

BEECH ISLAND SC - Mr. Cecil Lamar Raborn, 94, beloved husband of sixty-nine years to Mrs. Katie Ruth Moon Raborn, entered into rest on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Born in Greenwood County SC and a resident of Aiken County SC, since 1960, he was a son of the late Ernest L. and Milbra Ouzts Raborn. A World War II Veteran, he proudly served county in the United States Navy, earning the American Area Camp Medal, European-African-Mid East Area Camp Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He retired from the Augusta Chronicle in 1987 after twenty-eight years of service, where he was a Press Operator. Mr. Raborn had been a member of Langley Pentecostal Holiness Church since 1961. He was a "workaholic" and enjoyed going to senior citizens gatherings and playing bingo. When asked how they stayed married for sixty-nine years, Mrs. Raborn replied, "We had a good marriage. God was put first." In addition to his wife, family members include a son, Steve Raborn and his wife, the late Sandra, Gloverville SC; daughters, Drenda Butler and her husband, Ronnie, Greenwood SC and Judy Worrell and her husband, George, Sevierville TN; grandchildren, Renee Holladay and her husband, Ray, Kathy Butler, Steven Paul Worrell and his wife Carrie, Tommy Worrell and Chris Smith; great-grandchildren, Hope Hanna, Lindsey Farver, Josh Worrell and Zach Worrell and a great-great-granddaughter, Carolina Grace Hanna. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 2 o'clock at Langley Pentecostal Holiness Church, Langley SC, with Pastors Gene Brown and Roland Smith officiating. Interment with Veterans Honors accorded by a United States Navy Honor Guard, will follow in Langley Cemetery, Langley SC. Pallbearers will be Clemson Ennis, Alvin Padgett, Jack Williams, John Hensler, Brandon Farver, Gene Garland, Danny Miller and Ray Williamson. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ray Holladay, Zach, Josh, Tommy and Steven Paul Worrell. Visit www.HatcherFuneralHome.com to share memories and leave a message of condolence for the family. If so desired, memorials may be made to the Missions Fund at Langley Pentecostal Holiness Church. The family will greet friends on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from noon until 2 o'clock at Langley Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Shelby Jean DORN Shaffer Price, daughter of Stella Marian DORN and George Wilson Dorn of the Isaac Ouzts Line, wife of James David Shaffer of the Henry Ouzts Line, and James Adams Price

ABBEVILLE - Shelby Dorn Price, 76, resident of 217 Wiles Road, widow of James Price, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Self Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday July 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Bells United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Langdon Erwin officiating. The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home is assisting the Price family.  The Index-Journal on July 15, 2015.

Rebecca Ardatha PRIESTER Schultz, wife of Marvin LaVerne (Pete) Schultz of our Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of Lillian Olivia RHODUS and Raymond Ruben Priester

EDGEFIELD – Mrs. Ardatha Priester Schultz, 81, of Edgefield, wife of the late Marvin L. (Pete) Schultz, died Saturday July 11, 2015.  Funeral Services will be held Tuesday July 14, 2015 at 10 A.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield.  Mrs. Schultz was born in Camden SC and was a retired Home Health Care Provider.  Survivors include 2 daughters- Becky (Mike) Covar, Lynn (Keith) Quarles; 2 Sons- Ray (Phyllis) Schultz, Ricky (Kathy) Schultz; 8 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren. Mrs. Schultz was predeceased by a Great-Granddaughter- Lainey Schultz. The family is at the home of her Granddaughter Denise MacDonald on Country Club Road, Edgefield, and will receive friends Monday from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Sandra BUSBEE Raborn, wife of Steve Lamar Raborn of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Maleah DEKETELEARE and Ronald S. Busbee, Jr.

Mrs. Sandra Busbee Raborn, age 58, of Gloverville SC, loving wife for 34 years to Steve L. Raborn and daughter of Maleah Deketeleare Busbee of Graniteville SC and the late Ronald S. Busbee, Jr., entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Cecil L. Raborn and Katie Ruth Raborn of Beech Island SC; a sister, Bonnie B. (Darren) Rushton of North Augusta SC; a very special niece, who she loved like a daughter, Abbi Rushton; a niece and nephew, Renee and Ray Holladay of Greenwood SC; a nephew, Steven Paul (Carrie) Worrell of Warrenville SC and their daughter, Kathryn Worrell; an uncle and aunt, Edmond and Staci Deketeleare of Augusta GA; two sisters-in-law, Drenda (Ronnie) Butler and Judy (George) Worrell. She was born in and was a lifelong resident of Aiken County SC. She was a retired Postal Worker. She was a member of the VFW Post #10601 in Aiken. She was a member of Langley Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she served as a Missions Director, and she was also a member of St. John Methodist Church in Graniteville. She was a loving and devoted wife, daughter, sister and aunt with a great big heart and a great big “Giving Spirit”. The family stated that she loved animals of all breeds and sizes. She also was an avid traveler. She shall be greatly missed by her family and friends and all whose lives she touched during her short lifespan. Death is not the end, as she shall live on forever in the hearts of her friends and loved ones. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening, July 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A service, celebrating her life and homegoing, will be held at Langley Pentecostal Holiness Church in Langley on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Gene Brown, Rev. Alan Quarles and Rev. Roland Smith officiating. The interment will follow at the Graniteville Cemetery. The Pallbearers will be Marty Bryant, Gregg Gibson, Ray Williamson, Danny Miller, Clemson Ennis and Edmond Deketeleare. Memorials, in her honor, may be made to Aiken SPCA, 199 Willow Run Rd., Aiken SC 29801 or to the American Diabetes Assoc., 2711 Middleburg Dr., Columbia SC.29204. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Graniteville SC 29829 is in charge of the funeral arrangements. To sign our guest register, you may log on to www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com.

William Adams (Billy) Forrest, first husband of Mary Dale BLEDSOE Forrest Ray Layman of the Peter Ouzts II Line, son of Videssie ADAMS and William Theopolis Forrest

SALUDA - William Adams "Billy" Forrest, 80, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at his residence. Born in Saluda County, a son of the late William Theopolis Forrest and Videssie Adams Boozer, he was the husband of Virginia Lee James Forrest. Mr. Forrest was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean conflict, and had retired from Riegel Textile. He was a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church where he was a former deacon, Sunday school superintendent and teacher, and choir member. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Lee James Forrest, a daughter, Billie McDowell (Alan) of Edgefield, two stepsons, Tommy Nicholson of Saluda, and Jimmy Nicholson of Ninety Six, a brother, Tom Smith (Linda) of N. Augusta, a sister, Dianne Caughman (Randy) of Leesville, two grandsons, three granddaughters and three great-granddaughters. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Travis Park Cemetery with Rev. Gary Romines officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Tri-County, 13795 C.R. Koon Hwy., Newberry, SC 29108. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.rameyfuneralhome.com.  Published in The State on July 4, 2015.

June Marie WELLS Lowery Turner, daughter of Helen Ida WOOD and Thomas Nicholas (Tom) Wells, Sr. of the George Ouzts Line, widow of Harold Rudolph Lowery and Drayton Donald (Don) Turner

June Wells Lowery-Turner, 80, resident of Anderson, passed away July 1, 2015 at the Rainey Hospice House. She was twice married, first to the late Harold L. Lowery, attorney in Anderson, SC for many years, then to the late Drayton D. Turner.  Mrs. Turner was born in Greenwood SC. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Wells and Helen Wood Wells. She is survived by her son, Lt. Col. James Thomas Lowery and his wife Leigh-Ann of Lithia, FL; a daughter, Eve Kerr and her husband Steve Kerr of Anderson; five grandchildren, Thomas Harold Welker, Brandon Joy, Ashleigh Joy, Wil Lowery, and Coral Lowery; a sister, Myra Wells Hancock Harvely and her husband Ray of Ninety Six SC; and a sister-in-law, Janice Wells of Ninety Six. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas N. Wells of Ninety Six. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Anderson. June was a graduate of Ninety Six High School and Lander College. She was employed with the NC Board of Higher Education and Lowery, Thompson & King, Attorneys at Law.  Private graveside services will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Mary Teasley officiating.  The body is at Blyth Funeral Home in Greenwood.  Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646, or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Mildred Lavonia OLIVER Timmerman, widow of Marion Lafayette (Goat) Timmerman of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of Mary Lizzie MOBLEY and Richard Albert (Nig) Oliver

EDGEFIELD SC - Mrs. Mildred Oliver Timmerman, 85, of Edgefield, wife of the late Marion L. Timmerman, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11 A.M. at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield. The family will receive friends after the service at the graveside. Mrs. Timmerman was a native of Sardis GA and was the daughter of the late Richard Albert and Mary Lizzie Mobley Oliver. She was a homemaker. Survivors include 1 son, Marion R. (Ronnie) Timmerman (Lynne); 1 daughter, Darlene Rushton (Gene); 2 grandsons, Ryan Rushton (Brooke), Travis Rushton; 1 great-grandson, Vance Rushton; 1 sister, Dorothy McGee. Mrs. Timmerman was predeceased by her parents; husband; 1 brother, Albert Oliver; and an infant grandson, Dustin Rushton. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.  The Augusta Chronicle.

Rev. Dr. Wilbur Jesse Rush, son of Selena Jane (Janie) CORLEY and Seaborn Stalnaker Rush of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, husband of Mary Louis FERGUSON Rush

WOODRUFF  SC - Dr. Wilbur Jesse Rush, 90, of 105 McEdco Road, died Monday, June 22, 2015. A native of Greenwood County, he was the son of the late Seaborn and Selena Corley Rush. He was a retired Baptist Minister and was also a retired Colonel from the US Army.  Surviving are his wife, Louise Ferguson Rush of the home; two daughters, Peggy Lanford (Kim) of Woodruff and Carol McCoy (Bill) of Columbia; 3 grandchildren, Kirby Lanford, Zane Lanford (Rebecca) and Matt McCoy; 4 great-grandchildren, Kyra Lanford, Ariana Lanford, Aidan Lanford and Emma Lynn Lanford. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Woodruff, by Rev. Steve Ramey and Rev. Allen Elder. Interment will follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Lanford-Gwinn Mortuary. The family is at the home of Kim and Peggy Lanford, 821 Kelly Road, Woodruff. Lanford-Gwinn Mortuary, Woodruff.  The Index-Journal on June 24, 2015.

Carla CLEGG Cimino, daughter of Marguerite SULLIVAN and Herbert Rufus Clegg of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, wife of Nick Cimino

COLUMBIA - Carla Clegg Cimino, 67, of Columbia, died Friday, June 5, 2015. Born in Columbia on October 11, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Herbert R. and Marguerite Sullivan Clegg. Carla was a special education teacher with Richland School District 2 for 25 years. Survivors include her husband, Nick Cimino; her daughter, Meredith (Cory) Dunbaker; her son, Anthony (Wendy) Cimino, all of Columbia; granddaughter, Sophia Cimino; brother-in-law, Louis (Barbara) Cimino of Lexington; sister-in-law, Carol Cimino of Atlanta, GA; best friend, Susan Styles of Louisville, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Carla was preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth Cimino; and brother, Larry Clegg. The service for Mrs. Cimino will be held 1 o'clock, Monday, June 8th, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Rd, Columbia, with The Rev. Justin Faucette officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 o'clock, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Ln, Columbia SC 29210.  Memories and condolences may be shared at ShivesFuneralHome.com.  The State on June 6, 2015.

Floyd Taylor Ouzts, son of Marguriete Mae (Maggie) EUBANKS and Martin Nathan Ouzts of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, husband of Patricia Ann MAYS Ouzts and Pamela Ann MOORE Ouzts

Taylor went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ [on June 5, 2015], after a lengthy illnes. He was surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his mom, Maggie Vanhess, dad, Nathan Ouzts, wife, Patricia Mays Ouzts, and son, Kenneth Ouzts.  Left to cherish his memory are his son, Terry Ouzts, and wife LaGay; daughter, Tammy Young; sisters, Katherine Fendley, husband Walter, Betty Bolfer husband, Ron, Kannie Ouzts, Beverly Tapper, Judy Diggs, Gwen Vanhess, Debbie Lee Vanhess; brothers, Ted Vanhess wife Laura, Wayne Martin, Elbert Ouzts, grandchildren, Angela Ouzts and fiance' Danny Plunkett, Terri Gentry husband Teddy, David Ouzts wife Emily, JT Ouzts, Nathan Kracman, Aaron Kracman, Madison Kracman, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Shreveport Times, June 14, 2015.

Norma Jean TURNER Outz, wife of Charles Wendell Outz, Sr. of the Henry Ouzts Line, and daughter of Zelpha SIMPSON and Earl Edward Turner

Easley SC - Norma Jean Outz, 80, of Easley SC, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015. Born in Greenville SC, she was the daughter of the late Earl Turner and Zelpha Turner. She was member of the Pebble Creek Baptist Church. Norma was pre-deceased by one sister Bobbie McDowell. She is survived by her husband Charles W. Outz Sr.; son: Charles W. Outz, Jr. (Madelon); one daughter Lisa Outz; one sister Patricia Stewart; one brother Earl Turner; seven grandchildren; and three Great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home with burial to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interim HealthCare of Easley SC, 810 Powdersville Rd, Easley SC 29642. www.woodlawn-fh.com Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville SC.  The Greenville News on June 9, 2015.

Truman Ernest Trotter, widower of Arzelle DORN Trotter of the Henry Ouzts Line, and son of Ellie Leona RODGERS and Ernest E. (Buster) Trotter

SALUDA SC - Truman Ernest Trotter, 92, died Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Saluda Nursing Center. Born in Saluda County and a son of the late Ernest B. and Leona Rodgers Trotter, he was the husband of the late Arzelle Dorn Trotter. Mr. Trotter was a USArmy veteran of WWII and was a barber and owner of Saluda Barber Shop. He was a former Saluda Town Councilman; a member of the Saluda Civitan Club and American Legion Post 65; and he was a charter member of Saluda Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Suzanne T. Thomas (Charles R.) of Statesville NC; two brothers, Heyward R. Trotter of Saluda and Ansel B. Trotter (Mary Lynn) of Batesburg; a sister, Doris T. Platts of Ridge Spring; two grandsons, Russell Thomas and Nolan Thomas (Macey); a granddaughter, Beth Anne Bailey (Rob); and two great-grandchildren, Noah Bailey and Maddox Bailey. Mr. Trotter was preceded in death by a son, Ernest Eugene Trotter, a brother, Billy Trotter and two sisters, Ethel T. Banks and Winifred T. Reames. The family wishes to express a special thanks to a special caregiver, Birdell D. Perry for her care and support for Mr. Trotter over the past several years and to Saluda Nursing Center and Dr. Bill Sawyer. The funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Saluda Baptist Church, with Rev. Norman Rodgers officiating. Interment will follow in West Travis Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Saluda Baptist Church, 112 W. Wheeler Circle, Saluda SC 29138; or to Saluda Nursing Center, PO Box 398, Saluda SC 29138. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.rameyfuneralhome.com.  The Index-Journal, June 6, 2015.

Broadus Price Whittle, son of Carrie OUZTS of the Michael Ouzts Line and Clarence Wilbur Whittle, husband of Dorothy AMICK Whittle

LEESVILLE - Graveside services for Broadus Price Whittle, 79, will be conducted at 4:00 pm Monday at Ridge Crest Memorial Park with the Rev. Lisa Isenhower officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8pm Sunday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel. Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 119 North Oak Street, B-L SC 29006 Mr. Whittle passed away Friday May 22, 2015. Born in Saluda County, he was a son of the late Clarence Wilbur and Carrie Ouzts Whittle. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, a retired automotive salesman and former member of the National Guard. Survivors are his loving wife of 55 years, Dorothy Amick Whittle, sons, Brad Whittle and Coy (Evie) Johnson, sisters, Pauline Berry, Grace Turner and Mary Eunice Chapples, grandchildren, Brad Whittle, Allison Klein, Patsy (AJ) and Caleb (Alisha) Johnson, Kendrean (Greg) Padgett, great grandchildren, Keelah and Emily Johnson, Logan Padgett, Lilly and Eli Day. He was predeceased by a son, Travis Amick Whittle, daughter, June McKay, siblings, Carl and Elliott Whittle and Kathleen Gillian. Barr-Price.com (803) 532-4411.

Daniel Richard (Dan) McVey, husband of Lois Jeanette PARKMAN Smith McVey of the George Ouzts Line, son of Veronica GULCZNSKI and Frank M. McVey

KIRKSEY SC - Daniel Richard "Dan" McVey, 79, resident of 406 Timothy Lane, Troy SC 29648, husband of Lois Parkman Smith McVey, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Hospice House in Greenwood. Born in North Point MD, January 9, 1936, he was a son of the late Frank M. and Veronica Gulczynski McVey. He attended the public schools in Baltimore County, Maryland and retired after 22 years of service from the US Air Force with the rank of Chief Master Sargent. After his military retirement in 1975, he retired to this general area of South Carolina, where he was employed by Coach Charter Tour Groups for 24 years. A member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church and the Men's Sunday School Class of the church, he was also a former Deacon and Sunday School teacher of the church. Surviving, in addition to his loving wife of 7 years of the home, are two daughters, Wanda M. Wallace of Douglasville GA, and Trisha Correia of North Augusta; three sisters, Delores Cluster of Dover DE, Joan McVey of Aiken and Wanda and husband Wade Taylor of Edgemere MD; a brother, Michael and wife Shirley McVey of Fort Howard MD. Dan was predeceased by brothers, Bernard McVey and Francis "Pete" McVey and a sister, Mary Reed. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Robert Huffman and Rev. Mike Cruise officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia. The family is at the home in Kirksey and will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 Friday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 108 Mountain Creek Road, Troy SC 29848; the Greenwood County Cancer Fund, PO Box 612, Greenwood SC 29648; or to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave. Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the McVey family.  The Index-Journal, May 21, 2015.

Samuel Charles (Sammy) Corley, son of Margaret Alice WILLIAMS and John William (Bill) Corley of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, husband of Ann Carol WELLS Corley

Sammy Charles Corley, 71, resident of 309 Joe Wells Road, husband of Ann Carol Wells Corley, died Monday, May 18, 2015 at his home. Born in Greenwood, October 3, 1943, he was a son of the late John William "Bill" and Margaret Alice Williams Corley. He was a 1963 graduate of Ninety Six High School, where he was Wildcat Football Co-captain in 1962 and State Champion All State. He was Wildcat Baseball six-time MVP, receiving the award from the 7th-12th grades and was All State Baseball. He played American Legion Baseball from 1959-1962. Mr. Corley was retired from Monsanto after thirty-seven years of service. A huge sports fan, he was an avid golfer and was a charter member of the Golf Club at Star Fort. He and his group "The Dog Fighters" played often, enjoying the competition and friendship. Mr. Corley was a strong supporter of the Clemson Tigers and had been an IPTAY member for forty years. He was a member of the Ninety Six School Board for twenty-three years, where he served eight years as Chairman. Mr. Corley was a member of the Ninety Six High School Booster Club, Ninety Six Lions Club and was a lifetime member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 47. A member of Coronaca Baptist Church, Mr. Corley was a member of the Lightbearers Sunday School Class and had served in many various capacities of the church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Corley Lowery. Surviving, in addition to his beloved wife of forty-seven years of the home, are a son, Sammy Charles "Chad" Corley, Jr. and wife Stephanie of Greenwood; three grandchildren, Hannah Grace Corley, Trey Massey and Sophie Massey; sister, Lou Ann Corley of Ninety Six; and a special niece, Mary Katherine Constant of Greenwood. Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Todd Polatty officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the service hour and at other times at the home. The family would especially like to thank Dr. Orr M. Cobb for his exceptional care and friendship. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Coronaca Baptist Church Roof Fund, 300 Highway 246 North, Greenwood SC 29649; Ninety Six High School Athletic Department, 640 South Cambridge Street, Ninety Six SC 29666; or to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Corley family. Published in The Index-Journal on May 20, 2015.

Raymond Tidwell Timmerman, Jr., son of Emily Alberta OUZTS of the John Calvin Ouzts and the Isaac Ouzts Lines and Raymond Tidwell Timmerman, Sr., adoptive son of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, husband of Mary Elizabeth WATKINS Timmerman

Mr. Raymond Tidwell Timmerman Jr, 86, husband of Mary Elizabeth Watkins Timmerman for 63 years, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11 AM at Edgefield First Baptist Church will burial at Eastview Cemetery. Mr. Timmerman was a native of Edgefield, SC and was a member of Edgefield First Baptist Church. He was a retired Brigadier General with the SC National Guard as a personnel manager. He was a charter member of the Palmetto Military Hall of Fame. He received the Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the United States Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. After Retirement, Mr. Timmerman ran Timmerman Antiques in Edgefield and volunteered with the Old Edgefield Genealogical Society. He was an avid collector of Edgefield and Southern pottery. Survivors include his wife, 2 daughters, Emily Quattlebaum and Wanda Timmerman, and 1 son, Danny (Deborah) Timmerman. He had 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and a special canine friend Beau.  Memorials may be made to Edgefield First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 624, Edgefield, SC 29824 or the Old Edgefield Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 546, Edgefield, SC 29824.Family is at the home on Highland Avenue in Edgefield and will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 7pm and Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Please sign the online registry at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Polonia Celeste (Polly) WATTS, daughter of Mattie Jane TURNER and James Eugene (Gene) Watts, widow of George Martin Luther Timmerman, Jr. of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line

Darlington SC -  Polly Watts Timmerman, age 98, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Internment will take place 10am Tuesday, May 19 for the family at Sumter Cemetery, with a memorial service at 2pm Tuesday at Darlington Presbyterian Church.  Born in Laurens County, Polly was the daughter of the late James Eugene and Mattie Ouzts [sic. Turner] Watts. Mrs. Timmerman worked as manager of the Sumter High School cafeteria for 30 years.  She was a member of Bond of Love Baptist Church in Sumter before moving to Darlington and became a member of Darlington Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are her daughter Susan (Byard) Stone, Jr. of Darlington, her grandchildren, Kim (Randy) Stone of Orangeburg, Georgia (Tim) Hess of Florence, and her great-grandchild Carney James Hess.  Polly was preceded in death by her husband George L. Timmerman, Jr., her daughter Eleanor Timmerman Graves, and her sister Lila Watts Bubb.  The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Monday, May 18 at Belk Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to Darlington Presbyterian Church 311 Pearl St. Darlington SC 29532, and the Susan Johnson Memorial Fund 301 Pearl Street, Darlington SC 29532. A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.  The Florence Morning News (SC), May 18, 2015.

Carl Holloway Stroud, son of Ferol TEED and John Holloway Stroud of the Henry Ouzts Line

Carl Holloway Stroud, 26, beloved son of John and Ferol Stroud, passed away May 15, 2015. Born in Greenwood, October 5, 1988, he was currently a resident of 104 Country Club Drive in Greenwood. He attended Cambridge Academy, Emerald High School, Warren Wilson College, and Clemson University. He was employed by the O'Dell Corporation. Surviving, in addition to his parents of the home, is his sister whom he adored, Keaton Virginia Stroud of New York NY. His maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kellogg Teed; his paternal grandparents, Mrs Jean Holloway Stroud and the late Mr. J. S. Stroud; aunts and uncles are Dr. Kelley Teed Watson and husband Chuck Watson of Greenwood, Ms. Sherrilyn Lee Teed of Columbia, Mr and Mrs. Paul E. Cash of Columbia, and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Edwin Stroud of Greenwood. His favorite cousins and lifetime friends were Jordan Cash of Charlotte, Rachael Cash of Charleston, Ethan Cash of Columbia, and Hannah Stroud of Greenville. A very special friend to Carl was Daphne Nicole Thomas. Other special family friends to Carl are Kim Castro, Kirk Owens, Senator and Mrs. Billy O'Dell, Chip O'dell, and Michelle O'Dell Harrison. Carl was a lifetime member of the South Carolina Waterfowl Association. An avid fisherman and hunter, he enjoyed deer, duck, dove, quail, and pheasant hunting. He had a deep love of travel, and especially enjoyed backpacking, having hiked many places across the United States, including the three highest summits in Georgia. He loved reading books of all kinds, listening to music and attending music festivals, and playing with his beloved lab Lilly. He had a contagious smile and was a friend and inspiration to many. A private burial service for family will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 at Oakbrook Memorial Park. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. immediately thereafter in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the church in the Alexander Hall following the memorial service. Memorials may be made to the SC Waterfowl Association, Attn: Carl Stroud Memorial, 9833 Old River Road, Pinewood, SC 29125; or to the First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 426, Greenwood, SC 29648. Online condolences visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Stroud family. The Index-Journal on May 19, 2015.

Leila Virginia PARKMAN Dorn, daughter of Clarissa Evelyn (Clare) WILLIAMS and Thomas Marion (Tommy) Dorn, Sr. of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, widow of William Edwin Dorn, Sr.

LEXINGTON - Mrs. Virginia Parkman Dorn, 89, widow of William Edwin Dorn, Sr. died Monday, May 11, 2015. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel, is assisting with arrangements. Born in Edgefield County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Marion Parkman, Sr. and Claire Williams Parkman. She was a lifetime member of Broadacres Baptist Church. Surviving are her daughters, Gayle Dorn Stone and Cheryl Dorn Johnson (Steve), her son, Steven Alan Dorn, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, William Edwin Dorn, Jr. Graveside service will be held Monday, May 18, 1:30 p.m. in Southland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends graveside from 12:30-1:30. Many thanks to Hospice for the love and care extended to our mother. Memorials may be made to Broadacres Baptist Church. barr-price.com (803)-356-4411.  Published in The State on May 15, 2015.

Donald Lee (Don) Walker, son of Leila Inez FULLER and Prue Lee Walker of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Betty Jean Taylor Walker

Donald "Don" Lee Walker, 70, of 229 Lakeshore Drive, widower of Betty Taylor Walker, died peacefully Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home. Born in Oak Ridge TN, he was a son of the late Prue Lee Walker and Lelia Inez Fuller Walker. Don was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from Solutia. He was an avid Gamecock fan. He was preceded in death by a son, David Gambrell, and by a sister, Gail Weaver. Surviving are a son, Richard Gambrell (Beth) of Six Mile; a daughter, Kim Jablonski of IL; a daughter-in-law, Angie Gambrell of Greenwood; a sister, Judy Stephenson of Greenville; a brother, Wayron Walker (Mary Ann) of Jesup GA; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Stanley Sprouse officiating. Entombment will follow at Oakbrook Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Wes Crook, Rick Pressley, Barrett Davenport, Bobbie Tucker, Martin Harrington and Douglas Gambrell. Honorary escort will be Eddie Smith, Wendy Wyatt, Tammy Turner and Jennifer Nettles. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. It is respectfully requested that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, PO Box 1178, Greenwood SC 29648. The family is at the home. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.  Published in The Index-Journal on May 16, 2015.

Rev. Peter Daniel Ouzts II, son of Emmie Lloyd HILL and William Daniel Nelson Ouzts I of the Abram Ouzts Line, husband of Henrietta Eve HUGHES Ouzts

HICKORY NC - The Reverend Peter Daniel Ouzts of Hickory NC died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, one day shy of his 85th birthday. Born in Ware Shoals SC to Emmie Hill and William Daniel Nelson Ouzts, he is preceded in death by his parents and sister Miriam Speed. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Henrietta, son Nelson of Jupiter FL, daughter Elizabeth of Raleigh NC and sister Ruth Ouzts of Columbia SC. Also surviving are nieces Joanna Walkup of Columbia and Mitzi Hall of Forsyth GA and brother-and-sister-in-law Rolfe and Diddy Hughes of Greenville SC. Father Ouzts received a B.A. from Yale University and served as a lieutenant in the Air Force. He earned a M.A. in languages from the University of South Carolina, and B.A. and M.A. in theology from General Seminary in New York City. As a young man, Father Ouzts taught French at the University of South Carolina, Winthrop College, and Presbyterian College. But he spent the bulk of his adult life as a priest in the Episcopal Church, serving parishes in South Carolina, Western North Carolina, and Virginia for 51 years. He was a full-time minister in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Clinton, Greenville, Grahamville, Hampton and Bluffton, all in South Carolina, then served St. James Episcopal Church in Lenoir NC for seven years before retiring in 1994. He continued to pastor on an interim and part-time basis up until the time of his illness. A regular member of the audience at the Western Piedmont Symphony and Quartet, Father Ouzts's interests were wide-ranging, from sailing to photography to classical music. He volunteered for ten years with Habitat for Humanity after his retirement, attended classes at the YMCA, and traveled extensively throughout the US and abroad well into his eighties. In lieu of flowers, the family asks those wishing to give memorials to contribute to the church or charity with which they most associate Father Ouzts. His family thanks all his friends and the staffs at Trinity Ridge and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care of Hudson for their support and kindness throughout his three-month illness. A funeral service will be held at the Church of the Ascension in Hickory at 11:00 am on Friday, May 8, 2015. Internment of the ashes will take place the same day at 2:30 pm at St. James of Lenoir. Each service will be followed by a reception. Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.  Charlotte Observer, May 7, 2015

Clifton McDowell Ouzts, son of Alma Gladys BROOME and Robert McDowell Ouzts of the Aaron Ouzts Line, husband of Margaret Ann WILSON Ouzts

Seneca SC – Clifton McDowell Ouzts, 74, husband of Ann Wilson Ouzts, of 305 W. Sunset Strip Drive, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Chester County, he was the son of the late Robert McDowell and Alma Broome Ouzts. Mr. Ouzts was a retired Safety Consultant and he also retired from Duke Power. He was a police officer, volunteer Firefighter and rescue squad at Clover, SC. Mr. Ouzts was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. Survivors in addition to his wife include son, Tim Ouzts and wife Trina, of Panama City FL; daughter, Leann Houston and husband Seth of Walhalla; sister, Gladys Messer; 4 grandchildren, Melissa and Ryan Ouzts, Matt and Garret Smith; and 2 great-grandchildren, Rylee and Chloe Sleeth. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm, Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Hopewell Baptist Church of Seneca. Burial will follow at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Sandifer Funeral Home. Flowers accepted or memorials to GHS, Hospice of the Foothills, Attn: Foundation Office, 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca SC 29672.  Sandifer Funeral Home, Westminster SC, May 3, 2015.

Anita HILLIARD Adams, widow of Charles Lindberg (Doc) Adams of the Isaac Ouzts Line, and daughter of Berta TURNER and James Franklin (Jim) Hilliard

Anita Hilliard Adams, 84, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015 after an extended illness. Born in Edgefield County in 1930, she was a daughter of the late James Fredrick Hilliard and Berta Turner Hilliard. She was married for 56 years to the late Charles L "Doc" Adams. Mrs. Adams worked for 35 years with her husband in their Greenwood business, Adams Used Cars, but she was always happiest when taking care of her home and planning huge family dinners and events to enjoy spending time with her family. While living in Greenwood, Mrs. Adams was a member of Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by a three daughters, Linda Adams Byers and her husband, Jon Byers of Cumming GA, Kathy Adams Dodson and her husband, Herbert Dodson of Troy, Teresa Adams Polattie and her husband, Dwight Polattie of Callison; and three sons, Charles "Chuck" Adams of Clearwater FL, Michael Adams and his wife, Kathy Adams of Greenwood and Barry Adams and his wife, Mary Jane Adams of Waterloo. One of seven children, she is also survived by a brother, Wayne Hilliard and his wife, Jean Hilliard of N. Augusta; two sisters, Peggy Allen of Saluda and Ann Parker and her husband, Donnie Parker of Johnston; twelve grandchildren, Jonathan Byers, Rodney Adams, Wanda Dodson Gibert, Stacey Dodson, Michelle Adams, Brandon Adams, Brent Adams, Tony Adams, Tonya Adams Vermillion, Marie Adams Graham, Dwight Polattie Jr. and Amanda Polattie Sims; eighteen great-grandchildren, Austin Adams, Zachary Adams, Tyler Gibert, Desiree Dodson, Heather Matthews, Hunter Fain, Kristen Adams, Curtis Adams, Mike Mabrey, Dave Vermillion, Angel Lothridge, Grady Lothridge Ill, Ashley Polattie, Megan Polattie, Hunter Sims, Ethan Adams, Gabriel Vermillion and Chloe Byers: and longtime family friend Donald Hodges of Ware Shoals. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Addalyn Grace Polattie; brothers, James Hillard and Fred Hillard; and a sister, Kathryn White. Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dustin Sims officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jonathan Byers, Dwight Polattie Jr., Tony Adams, Tyler Gibert, Brandon Sims, and Brian Gibert. The family will receive friends before the service from 3 to 4 p.m. The family members are at their respective homes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, PO Box 1178, Greenwood SC 29648. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Frances Marilyn BLEDSOE Wood, daughter of Mary Colson GAULT and Henry Graham Bledsoe og the Peter Ouzts II Line, wife of John Patrick Wood

NINETY SIX - Frances Marilyn Bledsoe Wood, 72, resident of 207 West Main Street, wife of John Patrick Wood, died April 29, 2015 at Hospice House in Greenwood. A native of Ninety Six and daughter of the late Henry Graham Bledsoe and Mary Colson Gault Bledsoe, she was born in Greenwood, November 15, 1942. Marilyn attended Ninety Six District 52 schools and was a graduate of Columbia College with a B.A. degree in English, where she also was a member of the Columbia College Choir. She later graduated from Clemson University with a Master of Education in Reading. Her first teaching assignment was at Northside Jr. High in Greenwood, later teaching at Hickory Tavern, Rock Hill, Batesburg, Ninety Six and Emerald High School in Greenwood. She served on many education committees during her tenure. She was an avid reader, an avid Gamecock fan and cherished time with her grandchildren. Marilyn was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where she previously served as Choir Director and later church organist. Surviving, in addition to her husband of the home, are her children, Gray Wood, Patti Wood Hester (Bryan) and Fran Wood, all of Ninety Six and Brian Wood (Gina) of Greenwood; grandchildren include Jessica Wood Hoppe (Josh), Ashley Hester, Alex Hester, Ryan Skidmore, Madelyn Wood, Patrick Wood and Colson Wood; a great-grandchild, Elijah Graham Hoppe; two sisters, Jane Bledsoe Burnett (Roger) of Honea Path and Laurie Bledsoe Morris (Johnny) of Ninety Six; and a special aunt, Majorie (Marwee) Halford of Anderson. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, with Rev. Valerie Mireb officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews, and friends; Alex Hester, Kirby Morris, Davy Burnett, Joshua Hoppe, Terry Scott, Paul Johnson, Travis Whatley and Richard Shealy. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Saturday. The family is at the home on 207 West Main St. and will receive friends in the church Social Hall from 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon and immediately following the service at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 301 Cambridge St., Ninety Six SC 29666; or to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646. The family would like to extend its gratitude to the doctors, nurses and the nurse techs at Self Regional Healthcare. A special thanks to Dr. John Holman, Dr. Ashley McGee and Dr. Allan Turner and the staff of the Hospice House. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Wood family. The Index-Journal on May 1, 2015.

Patricia Anne (Pat) LANIER Holmes, daughter of Robbie Elberta QUARLES and James Robert Lanier of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, wife of Grady Benjamin (Ben) Holmes

Graveside Services for Mrs. Patricia Lanier Holmes, age 76, will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Mt of Olives Cemetery at 3 o'clock. The family will receive friends at the gravesite following the service. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Mrs. Holmes died Monday, April 27, 2015. She was a daughter of the late James Robert and Robbie Quarles Lanier. Patricia was a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church.  Survivors include a number of cousins and special friend, Ronnie Combs. She was predeceased by her husband, Grady Holmes.  Memorials may be made to Johnston Presbyterian Church, c/o Harry Bell, 1829, Hwy 23, Ward, SC 29166 or to the Charity of One's Choice. Please sign guestbook and send condolences to family at www.blandfh.com.

Ashton Lee Ouzts, son of Kaila Danielle CULBERTSON and James Lee Ouzts, Sr. of the Abram Ouzts Line

Ashton Lee Ouzts, infant son of Jamie Lee and Kaila Danielle Ouzts, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Self Regional Medical Center. Surviving are his parents; his brother, Jamie Lee Ouzts, Jr.; grandparents, Chris Culbertson (Krystal), Shelby Culbertson and Pat Dillard; great-grandparents, Kathy and Arthur Worthington; aunts, Angela Ouzts (Bobby Jennings), Jennifer Yackle (Brad Barrett) and Katherine Worthington; uncles, Dawson Culbertson, Tallen Hadden and John Horton (Kelley Kingsmore); and cousins, Chrystian, Leah, Daniel, Cassie, Desiree, Cameron and Cierra.  Ashton's Tiny Footprints – These are my footprints, so perfect and small, these tiny footprints never touched the ground at all. Not one tiny footprint for now I have wings, these tiny footprints were meant for other things. You will hear my tiny footprints in the patter of the rain, gentle drops like angel tears of joy and not from pain. You will see my tiny footprints in each butterfly's lazy dance. I'll let you know I'm with you if you just give me the chance. You will hear my tiny footprints in the rustle of the leaves. I will whisper names into the wind and call each one that grieves. Most of all, these tiny footprints are found on mommy and daddy's hearts cause even though I'm gone now, we'll never truly part. Mommy and Daddy love and miss you, Ashton Lee Ouzts – RIP Baby Boy. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.  The Index-Journal on Apr. 30, 2015.

Michael Gantt Scoggins, husband of Sandra Karen OUZTS Scoggins of the Michael Ouzts Line, son of Mary AMICK and Gene Scroggins

M. Gantt Scoggins  Born in Columbia SC on Oct. 25, 1957 Departed on Apr. 26, 2015 and resided in Johnston SC.  Visitation:   Friday, May 1, 2015 11:00 am  Service:   Friday, May 1, 2015 11:00 am  Cemetery: Sunset Gardens Memorial Park   Mr. M. Gantt Scoggins, Johnston, 57, of Bland Baptist Rd., died Sunday, April 26, 2015 at his residence.  A graveside Memorial Service will be held Friday May 1, 2015 at 11 A.M. at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield.  Mr. Scoggins was the son of Gene and Mary Amick Scoggins. He was born in Columbia SC and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a retired Construction Worker.  Survivors include his mother and father; 3 daughters- Stephanie Scoggins, Stacy Scoggins, and Sadye Scoggins; 4 Brothers- Glenn Scoggins, Greg Scoggins, Todd Scoggins, Matt Scoggins; and 5 Grandchildren.  The Family will receive friends after the service at the Graveside.  Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.  April 27, 2015.

Robert Victor (Vic) Pruitt, son of Mary Emily HALL and Robert Marsh Pruitt of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, husband of Martha Faye BONNER Pruitt

Vic Pruitt - Robert Victor Pruitt, 90, of 224 Folly Farm Road, husband of Martha Faye Bonner Pruitt, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 at his home. Born in Edgefield, he was a son of the late Robert Marsh and Mary Hall Pruitt. He was retired from Greenwood Mills, Chalmers Plant and was a US Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Greenwood First Assembly of God Church. Surviving are his wife of 66 years of the home; his son, Samuel Victor "Sammy" Pruitt (Lisa); his daughter, Terri Lynn Hozey (Bill), all of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Chad Pruitt (Christie) of Simpsonville, Cody Pruitt (Kayla), Jason Hozey and Bonner Hozey, all of Greenwood; and two great-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Cameron Pruitt of Simpsonville. He was preceded in death by his sister, Audrey Fernandez and his brother, Clifton Pruitt. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Sam Hart and the Rev. Bob Forehand officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Chad Pruitt, Cody Pruitt, Jason Hozey, Bill Hozey, Watson Goldman and Charles Pruitt. Honorary escort will be the men of Greenwood First Assembly of God. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. The family is at the home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Carolina, 326 Montague Avenue, Greenwood SC 29649; or Greenwood First Assembly of God, 607 Highway 72 Bypass NW, Greenwood SC 29649. Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.  The Index-Journal on Apr. 28, 2015.

Jason Gary Hawkins, son of Rosalind Gail ALLEN and Gary Reed Hawkins of the Henry Ouzts Line, husband of Sybil Ann VANDERHOEF Hawkins

On Saturday April 25, 2015, Jason Gary Hawkins passed away, far sooner than any of us were prepared for. He was 43. He was our husband, our father, our son, our brother, and our friend. He was someone immensely important to every person he knew.  In the back of our minds, we always believed there was that slight chance we would get a call in the middle of the night announcing that Jason had been caught in an avalanche; or perhaps, he had crashed somewhere in the middle of the Mexican desert on his motorcycle. We could believe that he would find himself in any number of bizarre accidents simply because of the adrenaline-laden life he so loved living.  Instead, after spending the day with his wife and children, he collapsed. He felt some dizziness and his heart just stopped. His wife Sybil and the paramedics did a heroic job attempting to revive him, but their efforts ultimately proved unsuccessful.  Jason was born on February 3, 1972. His parents, Gary and Gail; sisters, Jennifer Halker and Megan Stephens; and his brothers, Matt and Mark, survive him. He also leaves behind his wife, Sybil, and their two children, Sofia (13) and Hudson (8). Along with his family are a menagerie of dogs, gerbils, a cat, and various friends and admirers who will feel the loss of him.  Jason grew up in Boise, Idaho and at an early age became fascinated with anything that had a motor in it. If he could race it, jump it, or modify it, well that’s what he was going to do. His quick smile, wonderful sense of humor, adventurous spirit and generous nature allowed him to make friends easily. Once befriended, he kept people close to him for the remainder of his life.  Jason was on both the varsity basketball team and the state championship football team. He was larger than life and enjoyed doing physical things immensely. He was a man who found his own way through life, brave enough to establish his own rules rather than simply following the blueprints laid out by those who had gone before him.  After graduating from Centennial High School, Jason attended Arizona State University where he earned a degree in business. But before the degree came the love of his life. In high school, he met his best friend and soul mate, Sybil Vanderhoef. They started dating when she was only sixteen and eventually married in 1994. They did everything together. They traveled the world and skated on the same hockey team. They chased elk in the mountains, and chased down thugs in Paris. Most importantly, they have been the best parents to their two children. Theirs was a love and friendship that was envied by all who knew them. Simply put, Sybil was his perfect companion, a partner in a joyous and full life.  Jason was a successful real estate developer and enjoyed working in the family business. He took great pride in his work and has many projects throughout the western United States standing as testament to his tenacity and vision. He was both respected and loved by his peers in the real estate industry. He was involved in the Young Presidents Organization, served on the board of Goodwill Industries and supported other various charities.  More important to him than his work was his family. After spending most holidays and weekends in McCall, Idaho, the family decided to move to the resort town full time in 2009. Living there afforded him the opportunity to spend more time with Sybil and become more involved in his children’s activities.  He taught Hudson to race a motorcycle and snowmobile up a mountain. He taught him what it meant to be a good person and friend, and gave him the foundation he will need to grow into a good man. Sofia enjoyed hunting elk with her dad. He taught her persistence and that it didn’t matter if you win or loose but that you enjoyed the game. He taught her how to wake surf and snow ski. He was also very supportive of Sofia’s talent for figure skating. He allowed both of his children to be who they truly are, celebrating them for their uniqueness and their gifts. Jason was a lover of a good steak, an evening with friends and family, and chasing down a new real estate development opportunity. He was a man who loved the act of living, who relished new experiences of all kinds.  Although Jason’s life was cut short, he enjoyed and participated in more activities than most people do in two lifetimes. He worked hard and he played hard. In the summer you would find him on a boat, a water ski, a golf course, or a surfboard. In the fall, he would be hunting or exploring mountain lakes on his motorcycle or RZR. In the winter, he was either on skis, a snowboard, an ice rink, or a beach in Cabo. In the spring, well, he was waiting for the summer. Jason was never passive in his own life, never an idle observer. He was passionate about all it had to offer and thrived on discovering new ways to experience it. Jason was the life of the party. Everyone wanted to be with him. Around him you felt more alive, and all of your senses were enlivened. A person who actually possesses that kind of magnetism is rare. Jason was one of those rarities. He was fiercely loyal, energetic and caring. He was adventurous, kind and always exceedingly helpful. He was a daring man, friendly and generous. He was a fighter, very social and persuasive. He was slightly irreverent and extremely gregarious. He always left one with the feeling that life was a few shades brighter with him in it. To know Jason was to love him. The end of his dock in McCall featured a rotating cast of friends, family, and neighbors who wanted nothing more than to bask in Jason’s special spirit. People fed off of his energy and enthusiasm for life. Although we have all lost a great person and we are devastated by his absence, Jason has left within each of us a greater desire to take advantage of the time we have each day and to treat others as we would want to be treated. Most importantly, he leaves us with a willingness to cast off our fears and honestly, truly live. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the LDS Stake Center located at 5555 N. Locust Grove, Meridian. Family will greet friends at a viewing from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 N. Latah St., Boise. Interment will immediately follow the service at Dry Creek Cemetery.

Bryan Lee Sanders, Sr., son of Mary Jean McLARIN and James Lee Sanders, Jr. of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Andrea Dawn DAVIS Sanders

Bryan Lee Sanders, 41, resident of 103 Loblolly Circle, husband of Andrea Dawn Davis Sanders, died April 24, 2015 while working on the job in Georgia. Born in Columbia, October 1, 1973, he was a son of James Lee "Jimmy" Sanders, Jr. and Mary Jean McLaurin Sanders. Mr. Sanders attended Lexington County Schools and was a truck driver for Carolina Pride for the last six years. He was extremely musically talented. His ability to sing, play guitar, keyboard and especially the drums was the envy of all who knew him. His love for music was always shared with family and friends anywhere, but he tremendously enjoyed the time with his wife and children in the "man cave" of music. Mr. Sanders met his wife as a very young man at a Halloween party they had both been invited to. The two instantly fell in love and were married the following March. They grew together and always supported one another in a bond that would last a lifetime. He was a faithful attendee of North Side Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to his wife of twenty-two years of the home and parents of Lexington, are a daughter, Kendall Brooke Sanders and a son, Bryan Lee Sanders, Jr., both of the home; brother, James Morgan Sanders and Tiffany Spears of Swansea; and paternal grandmother, Edith H. Smith of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Jason McCary and Reverend Ben Hjamler officiating. Burial will follow in Oakbrook Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be co-workers from Carolina Pride, Don Napier, Russ Howell, Ken Peppers, Phillip Peppers, Russell McGuiness and Terry Allen. The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials be made to the Bryan Sanders Memorial Fund, c/o Greenwood Municipal Federal Credit Union, 617 East Durst Avenue, Greenwood SC 29649 to help perpetuate his love for his family. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Sanders family. The Index-Journal on Apr. 30, 2015.

Helen Louise JOHNSON Ketteman Smith, daughter of Margaret Alma PARKMAN and George Luther Johnson, Jr. of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, wife of Rev. Paul Jackson Ketteman and Rev. Rolla Darrell Smith

Helen Louise Johnson Ketteman Smith passed peacefully into heaven on April 21, 2015. She was born in Greenwood SC, on November 29, 1924, to her parents, George Luther Johnson and Alma Parkman Johnson. The oldest of five children, she was a graduate of Lander College and Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University), both in South Carolina. She is survived by sister, Jean Glaze (and husband Dr. A. J. Glaze, Clinton MS); sister, Joyce Nickles (and husband Phil Nickles, Greenwood SC); brother, George Johnson Jr. (and wife Linda, Greenwood SC); brother, Frank Johnson (and wife, Anne Wynn, Charleston SC); and sister-in-law, Jane Jackson (and husband Rev. Bobby Jackson, Greenville NC). Helen married Rev. Paul Jackson Ketteman on September 29, 1948, and joined him in pastorates in Durham, NC; Pamplico SC; and Columbus MS. She and Paul and their family moved to Nashville in 1962 when he began work as the Director of Public Relations at Free Will Baptist Bible College (now Welch College).  Helen taught business classes as the college for over twenty years, also serving as secretary to the president and data processing clerk during her work at the college.  She was an expert in shorthand, transcribing phone messages, letters, and chapel sermons and teaching a generation of students to do so as well.  She is often remembered for the Pastors’ Wives class that she led on campus, helping women to prepare for a life in the parsonage.  She was an excellent typist and dependable church pianist as well, known for her gentle spirit and kind hospitality. She was a member and loyal supporter of Horton Heights Free Will Baptist Church (where she was often elected as “Mother of the Year”), then East Nashville FWB Church, and most recently, Cross Timbers FWB Church. She and Paul Ketteman had three children, Dr. Greg Ketteman (and his wife Jill, of Welch College in Nashville), Carol Reid (and her husband Dr. Garnett Reid, of the Donelson Fellowship in Nashville), and Joy Corn (and her husband Rev. Randy Corn, of Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church in Ashland City). They have six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: Jack and Ashley Ketteman, Jane and Callie (Bristol VA); Emilee and Graham Hart, and Corinne (Nashville); Hugh and Crystal Reid, Allison, Katherine, and Wilson (Whites Creek); Seth and Eleni Reid (Waco TX); Benjamin and Rhonda Corn, and Melody (Clarksville); and Paul Corn (Nashville).  Paul Ketteman died in 1987, and Helen remarried a widower, Rev. Rolla D. Smith, retired director of FWB International Missions, in August, 1989. Rolla passed away in March, 2013. He is survived by one daughter, Beth Whaley (and her husband, Dr. Vernon Whaley of Liberty University, Lynchburg VA) and two grandchildren, Laurie and Jeremy Roe with their children, Carter, Daisy, and Eliza (Lynchburg VA); and Jeremy and Kenya Whaley and their children, Luca and Noah (Nashville TN).  Even into her nineties, Helen Smith was a gracious and kind lady, always showing Jesus in both word and deed to those who came in contact with her. Her quick smile and positive outlook have been an encouragement to a host of friends, students, church members, and family. She was indeed a family treasure!  Officiants include Rev. Craig Batts, Dr. Paul Harrison, Dr. Greg Ketteman, Rev. Randy Corn, Dr. Garnett Reid. Grandsons will serve as pall bearers. Honorary pall bearers are John Carter, Harrold Harrison, and the senior adult Sunday School class at Cross Timbers FWB Church. The family wishes to thank those who assisted in her care at Belmont Village Assisted Living, Christian Care Center of Cheatham County, and Esera Care Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Paul Ketteman Scholarship Fund at Welch College, 3606 West End Ave., Nashville TN 37205.

Walter Marion Adams, Rev., son of Mattie Bell CASEY and Joseph Clyde Adams of the Isaac Ouzts Line, husband of Carrie Frances BUSSEY Adams

SHELBY NC – Rev. Walter Marion Adams, 91, entered the kingdom of God on Easter Sunday April 5, 2015, with his beloved and devoted wife of 58 years, Carrie Frances Bussey Adams, who lovingly cared for him by his side. Born in Edgefield SC, he was the son of the late Joseph Clyde Adams and Mattie Bell Casey Adams. He served in the US Military along with his three brothers, Willie Adams, Elzie Adams and Henry Adams, who preceded him in death along with two sisters, Martha Adams and Avis Gill; and a brother, Jake Adams. Rev. Adams graduated from North Greenville University and received a BA from Furman University, and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary. Rev. Adams was ordained into the ministry in 1960. He served as pastor of churches in Texas, South Carolina, and North Carolina. He retired from Lily Memorial Baptist Church after 16 years of service. He was vice moderator and moderator of Kings Mountain Baptist Association, formerly the Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association. He led and participated in 15 mission trips in 14 foreign countries. Highlights included preaching on Russian television and in front of the Museum of Atheism in Russia and revival services in Cuba. He also served as interim pastor in several churches. He also voluntereed as chaplain at Carolina Healthcare System- Cleveland and with the local jail ministry of FBC, Shelby.  Prior to answering the call to ministry in 1953,  he worked at the US Department of Veteran Affairs, WJB Dorn Hospital in Columbia SC and three years with the Edgefield Advertiser in Edgefield SC. He is survived by his wife Carrie Frances Bussey Adams; four children, Lydia Frances Adams Elder and husband Timothy of Simpsonville SC, Rebecca Mattie Adams Roesch and husband Thomas of Greer SC,  Dr. John Marion Adams and wife Donna of Easley SC,  Sarah Lorene Adams Wells and husband Jerome of Simpsonville SC;  He dearly loved his grandchildren: Isaac Timothy Elder, Walter Ernst Roesch, Leah Frances Elder, Joseph Dale Elder, Mattie Elizabeth Roesch, Joshua Marion Adams, Isabella Marie Wells and Seth Isaiah Wells; one brother, Larry Adams and wife Elaine of Cummings GA; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express deep appreciation to the numerous caregivers, specifically from  Hospice of Cleveland County, Bayada Home Health Care, and Que Glenn,  who blessed Rev. Adams and family through their loving service. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church with Dr. John Adams and Rev. Jim Rice officiating. Burial will follow at Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church  at 4:00 pm in Edgefield SC. The family will receive friends in the sanctuary from 10:00 am until 11:00am, an hour before the service. Memorials can be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150, or North Greenville University, 7801 North Tigerville Road, Travelers Rest SC 29688.

Alice ROGERS Timmerman, widow of Walter Odell Timmerman of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of Carrie WATSON and Charles Rogers

Alice Rogers Timmerman - Born in Floydale SC on Jun. 20, 1923 Departed on Apr. 5, 2015 and resided in Ward SC. - Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Rogers Timmerman, age 91, will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 2 o'clock in Ward Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior to the service. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park.  Mrs. Timmerman passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Edgefield County Hospital. She was daughter of the late Charles and Carrie Watson Rogers. Alice was a self- employed beautician for many years and later retired from the Saluda Shirt Plant. She was a faithful member of Ward Baptist Church and endeared herself to her family and friends.  Survivors include two grandsons: John Timmerman (Jennifer) of Cypress TX and Matthew Timmerman of Columbia MO; three great grandchildren: Brock Timmerman, Blake Timmerman and Dylan Timmerman. She was predeceased by her husband, Odell Timmerman and her son James Timmerman.  Memorials may be made to Ward Baptist Church c/o Norma Gibson, P. O. Box 125, Ward SC 29166. Bland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign guestbook and send condolences to family at www.blandfh.com.

Marlow Paul Taylor, husband of Sharol GIBBS Taylor and Margaret Elizabeth OUZTS Taylor of the Henry Ouzts Line, son of Louisa Gweneth MATTHEWS and Norval George Taylor

Marlow Paul Taylor, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, born April 12, 1931 in Ogden UT to Norval George Taylor and Louisa Gweneth Matthews Taylor, returned to his heavenly home on March 21, 2015 in Mesa AZ to be reunited and welcomed with open arms to those who passed before him. He was proceeded in death by: father George Norval Taylor, mother Louisa Gweneth Matthews Taylor, brothers George Alfred Taylor, Norval Clair Taylor, wife Sharol Gibbs Taylor (married Dec. 1, 1952) and daughter Wendy Leigh Harvey.  Marlow served his country valiantly in the US Navy for 30 years of active duty; retiring as a Command Master Chief. Marlow was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints until his final hours. Marlow loved genealogy work and was solely responsible for preparing over 111,000 names for temple work. Marlow served a full time service mission for the church with his second wife Elizabeth Hawkins Taylor (married Oct. 19, 1995) in the Mesa AZ Family History Center.  Marlow is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth Hawkins Taylor of Mesa AZ, sister Noelleen Edmunds of N. Ogden UT, son Val Paul Taylor of Camino Island WA; Val’s 4 children and 10 grandchildren; daughter Marla Jean Stimmel (Edward) of Bothell WA; Marla’s 4 children and 10 grandchildren; daughter Carrie Louise Taylor of Bothell WA; Carrie’s 4 children and 13 grandchildren; son Phillip Gibbs Taylor (Irene Ouzts) of Mesa AZ; Phillip’s 3 children; daughter Wendy’s 3 children and 5 grandchildren; step-son Gary Hawkins (Gail) of Boise ID; Gary’s 5 children and 12 grandchaildren; step-daughter Jan Cottrell of Mesa AZ; Jan’s 4 children and 3 grandchildren; step-daughter Sheri Anderson (Bill) of Queen Creek AZ; Sheri’s 4 children and 8 grandchildren; step-daughter LuAnn Warren (Brad) of Livermore CA; LuAnn’s 4 children and 10 grandchildren; and step-daughter Karen Cochell (Perry) of Double Oak TX; Karen’s 5 children and 7 grandchildren. Marlow has 18 grandchildren and 22 step-grandchildren (40 total); 38 great grandchildren and 40 step-grandchildren (78 total) all of who he sent birthday and Christmas cards to with a little money for gifts until 4 months before his death when it just became too hard for him to continue such a precious tradition which none of his posterity will ever forget. His burial at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland OR  with full military honors next to his beloved eternal companion Sharol.  Bunker Funeral Home.

Valerie Rose (Pat) COOPER Goff, wife of Thomas Workman Goff of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of  Olive Smithurst and James Cooper

Valerie Cooper "Pat" Goff, 86, resident of 201 Biltmore St., widow of Thomas W. "Tom" Goff, died Friday, March 27, 2015 at Hospice House. Born in Fleckney, England, November 8, 1928, she was a daughter of the late James and Olive Smithurst Cooper.  She operated Pat's Sewing from her home for many years and was a member of Harris United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Valerie G. and husband Joe Lowery and Trudy G. and husband Stephen F. Sherard, III, all of Greenwood; seven grandchildren, Joe W. (Arlene) Lowery of Jacksonville FL, Denise (Hal) Simpson of Simpsonville, Eric (Deborah) Lowery, Courtney (Brandon) White and Stephen F. "Seth" IV (Julianne) Sherard, all of Greenwood; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; very special friends, Frances Sperry, Mary Frances Creswell, Marian Cothran, Claire Smith, Bill and Pat LaCoste, Katherine and Jimmy Willingham, Col. Bernard and Teresa Taylor, Donna Nichols, Peggy Wideman, Shannon Riley and York Wooten. Mrs. Goff was predeceased by a son, Michael W. (Mickey) Goff. A Celebration of her life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harris United Methodist Church, with Dr. J. William Harris, Dr. N. Keith Polk and Rev. W. C. Bentley officiating. Family members are at their respective homes and will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. A special thanks to all of the staff of HospiceCare of the Piedmont, along with Nancy Corley and Dr. Robert Todd. In lieu of flowers, all who attend the service can bring canned goods for the Greenwood Food Bank or memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Goff family.  Published in The Index-Journal on Mar. 28, 2015.

Callie ROYALL Yassney. Widow of Joseph Ward Yassney, Jr. of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, daughter of Lucille HENDERSON and Calhoun Clark Royall

Callie Royall Yassney, 69, resident of 104 Woodland Dr., widow of Joseph W. "Joe" Yassney, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at her home. Born in Charleston, May 17, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Calhoun Clark and Lucille Henderson Royall. Mrs. Yassney was a graduate of James Island High School and spent her career as a loving and compassionate nurse, having retired from Abbeville Nursing Home. She was a member of West Side Baptist Church. Surviving are her three children, Cal Yassney and wife Cindy, Joseph Ward Yassney III and Callie Turner and husband Dr. William Preston Turner, all of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Kara Yassney, Hanna Yassney, Mary Catherine Turner, Shelby Turner and William Preston Turner, V; a sister, Rosa Ann Allen of Charleston. She was predeceased by three sisters, Cassie Royall, Dennie Campbell and Lucille Garves and a brother, Glen Taylor, all of Charleston. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Stanley Sprouse officiating. Private burial will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park prior to the service. Family members are at their respective homes and will receive at the funeral home immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 326 Montague Avenue, Greenwood SC 29649. For online condolences visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Yassney family. Published in The Index-Journal on Mar. 26, 2015.

Sharon Jean OUZTS Coulliette, daughter of Marilyn Jean SPEARS Ouzts Moore and Johnny Doyle Ouzts of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, wife of John Ray Coulliette

Sharon Jean Coulliette, 46, of Crawfordville, died on March 18, 2015.  Survivors include her parents, Marilyn and Ray Moore; a son, Justin Coulliette; her husband, John Coulliette; a brother, Kevin Ouzts; a sister, Cynthia Wier (Joe); and two nieces and two nephews.  She was predeceased by her father, Johnny Ouzts. Visitation was held Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel. David Conn of Bevis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Barney Kenneth Clegg, Jr., son of Anita Marie McRAE and Barney Kenneth Clegg, Sr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line

Barney Kenneth Clegg, Jr., age 51 of Bluffton SC, died Monday, March 16, 2015, in Memorial Medical Center in Savannah GA. Barney was born on March 11, 1964 in Columbia SC. He attended the College of Charleston and was a graduate of Atlanta College of Art and Design. He worked as a Real Estate Agent with D.R. Horton in Bluffton. He is survived by his parents, Anita McRae Clegg and Barney Kenneth Clegg, Sr. of Bluffton; sister, Susan Clegg Bridges and husband Allen of McClellanville SC; brother, Jeffrey Cook Clegg and wife Christine of Hilton Head Island SC; nephew, Justin Bridges; and niece, Courtney Clegg. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton SC 29910. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Bluffton, PO Box 1908, Bluffton SC 29910. The State on Mar. 19, 2015.

Alonzo Hughey Corley, Jr., son of Ruby MITCHELL and Alonzo Hughey Corley, Sr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, former husband of Joyce Ann RHYNE Corley

GREENVILLE - A. Hughey Corley, 77, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Mr. Corley was born on August 1, 1937, in Greenwood SC, to the late Hughey Corley, Sr. and Ruby Mitchell Corley. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and an Alumni of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Class of 1957. Surviving are two sons, Nate Corley and wife Donna, and Joel Corley; a sister, Jane Bogue; and two grandchildren, Lora Corley and Emma Corley. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 620 Main Street, Newberry SC 29108. Fletcher Funeral Service.  The Index-Journal, Mar. 12, 2015.

Nellie Irene (Billie) IRBY Timmerman, widow of William Finley (Dub) Timmerman of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of Edrie Irene JONES and William Oscar Irby

HARLEM GA - Mrs. Nellie I. Timmerman, 91, of Harlem GA, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 5, 2015. In the early morning hours, the Lord opened the gates of heaven and welcomed her home. Mrs. Timmerman, known by most as Billie, was a lifelong resident of the CSRA. She and her late husband of 76 years, W.F. Timmerman (Dub), lived in South Augusta where they owned Dub's Auto and Truck Service for many years until they retired and moved to Harlem GA. She and her husband were both members of Mount Tabor Baptist Church. Mrs. Timmerman loved the outdoors and could often be found outside working in her flower beds or enjoying her favorite past time, fishing. She was a family oriented person and nothing gave her greater joy than spending time with her 9 grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren. Mrs. Timmerman is survived by her children, Sandra (Ron) Crum, Bill (Pat) Timmerman, Priscilla (Larry) Nunnally and Roger (Ester) Timmerman. Donations can be made in Mrs. Timmerman's name to the Mount Tabor Baptist Church of Harlem GA. Building Fund, P.O. Box 1346, Harlem GA 30814. A funeral service will be Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:00 noon in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Timmerman's grandsons, Brett Timmerman, Paul Timmerman, Randy Timmerman, Stevie Morgan, Clay Morgan and Glenn Riley. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com.

Rodney Gregory (Greg) Ouzts, son of Frances Carmen VOISELLE and William Reid Ouzts of the Abram Ouzts Line

NINETY SIX - Rodney Gregory Ouzts, 59, of 303 State Street, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at his home. Born on June 10, 1955 in Greenwood, he was the son of William Reid Ouzts and the late Frances Carmen Voiselle Ouzts. Greg was a roofer and an avid NASCAR fan. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Michael Ouzts and Charles Doug Ouzts. Surviving, in addition to his father, are: several cousins, along with a special cousin, Shirlyne Ouzts Tiller of Greenwood; nephews, Rodney Allen Ouzts (Crystal) of Saluda, Charles Michael Ouzts and Jamie Reid Ouzts; and a niece, Kayce McKenzie Ouzts, all of Greenwood. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 on Sunday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Brian Brock officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Hospice House, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.  The Index-Journal on Mar. 6, 2015.

Rev. John Harold Turner, son of Rubye Mae RANSOM and Fredrick Stokes (Fred) Turner, husband of Rosalind McCARY Garrett Turner of the George Ouzts Line

Reverend John Harold Turner, 85, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at his residence. Born October 31, 1929 in Edgefield County and a son of the late Fred S. and Ruby Ransom Turner, he was the husband of the late Rosalind McCary Turner. Rev. Turner was a U.S. Marines Corps veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Schlumberger and was a minister. He served as Chaplin at NHC Healthcare and Self Regional in Greenwood SC, and was a member of Ninety Six Congregational Holiness Church. Surviving are two brothers, Edgar Turner (Judy) of Greenwood and Coy E. Turner (Virginia) of Dayton, OH. Rev. Turner was preceded in death by two brothers, Randolph Turner and William F. Turner and three sisters, Lois Terry, Dora McCoy and Betty Suit. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at Faith Temple, with Rev. Yvonne Taylor and Rev. David Cockrell officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.rameyfuneralhome.com.  The Index-Journal on Feb. 26, 2015.

Betty Jean BURNETT Rushton Ouzts Turner, widow of Rushton, James Thomas (J. T.) Ouzts, Sr. of the Abram Ouzts Line, and William Turner, daughter of Alice DAY and Clarence Burnett

Betty Jean Ouzts Turner, 79, of 3906 Harless Street, widow of William Turner, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Hospice House. Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Alice Day Burnett. She was retired from Greenwood Mills, Durst Plant, where she worked for more than 30 years. She was of the Holiness faith. Surviving are three daughters, Jean Powell (Kenneth) of Winder GA, Maxine Fischer (Todd) of Leonardtown MD, and Linda Mole (Scott) of Lexington; two sons, Charles "Coot" Rushton of Laurens and James "Butch" Ouzts, Jr. of Ware Shoals; sisters, Ruby Padgett of Ridge Spring, Catherine Chapman and Brenda Chapman, both of Saluda, Joyce Crouch of Greenwood; a brother, Donnie Burnett of Greenwood; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Toni Allen and a son, Marty Ouzts. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Tabernacle, 910 Sweetwater Road, Greenwood, with the Rev. Randy Ouzts and Pastor Delores Rapp officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Harley Funeral Home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.  The Index-Journal, Feb. 26, 2015.

Annie Ruth (Tib) FAULKNER Minor, daughter of Mary Jane ARNOLD and Percy Thomas Faulkner of the George Ouzts Line, wife of Hubert Minor

HODGES SC - Annie Ruth "Tib" Faulkner Minor, 87, of 117 West Keels Road, Hodges, wife of Hubert Minor, died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at her home. Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late P. T. and Mary Jane Arnold Faulkner.  Tib retired from the Bowling Bootery and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was a member of Hodges United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Strickland; and three brothers, Bennie, Otis and Leroy Faulkner.  Surviving are her husband of 65 years of the home; a daughter, Karen Blackwell (Mike) of Greenwood; a son, Kevin Minor of Hodges; three grandchildren, Robert Cliff Jay (Brittany), Carley E. Jay and Kayla M. Blackwell; and two great-grandchildren, Cody Jay and Illanna Jay. Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hodges United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ralph T. Bowling, III officiating.  Burial will be held at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Cliff Jay, Cody Jay, Matthew Doyle, Calvin Hannah, Dan Bowen and Mike Blackwell. Honorary escort will be the women of Hodges United Methodist Church.  The body is at Harley Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. in the social hall. The family is at the home. The family has requested that flowers be omitted and memorials may be sent to Hodges United Methodist Church, Vernon Smith Road, Hodges SC 29653; or to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 404 Batesburg Highway, Saluda SC 29138.  Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.  The Index-Journal on Feb. 24, 2015.

Carol Roxanne (Rox) TURNER Akers, daughter of Gladys WINCHESTER and William Harold (Bill) Turner of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, wife of Jeffery Lynn Akers

HODGES - Roxanne Turner Akers, 55, of 604 Johns Creek Road, wife of Jeffery Akers, died Friday, February 20, 2015 at her home. Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of Gladys Winchester Turner and the late William H. Turner. Roxanne was the accounts payable clerk for Greenwood Mills Executive Office and was a homemaker. She was an avid couponer and of the United Methodist Faith. Surviving are her husband of the home; her mother of Greenwood; a daughter, April Akers of Greenwood; and a sister, Mary Frances Anderson of Greenwood. Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Panola United Methodist Church with the Reverend Jonathan Payne officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ron Anderson, Don Anderson, William Akers, Brent Akers, Marcus Manley and Marty Manley. The body is at Harley Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The family is at the home of her sister, Mary Frances Anderson, 312 Chinquapin Road, Greenwood. Memorials may be sent to Hodges Church of God Food Pantry, 4802 Highway 25 North, Hodges SC 29653. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.  The Index-Journal from Feb. 21, 2015.

Edna Louise WILKERSON Park May, widow of William Lamar Parks, Sr., and Rufus Abner May, Jr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, daughter of Pauline NORELL and John Edgar Wilkerson

Edna Wilkerson Parks-May, 90, formerly of Greenwood, SC, wife of the late Rufus A. May, Sr., died Feb. 18, 2015 at the Sunrise Senior Living Center in Cary NC. She was the daughter of the late John Edgar and Pauline Norrell Wilkerson of Abbeville SC. Mrs. Parks-May was a graduate of Abbeville High School and completed a training course in Business. She formerly managed the Seaboard Railroad Credit Union of Abbeville, retired from Abbeville Savings and Loan and after retirement, volunteered with the Abbeville County Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of South Main Street Baptist Church in Greenwood and was formerly a member of Abbeville First Baptist Church. Mrs. Parks-May will be remembered as a dedicated homemaker and for her love of family and community. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William L. Parks, Sr. and a daughter, Linda Parks Gaffney. Mrs. Parks-May is survived by two daughters, Lana P. Martin and her husband, Steve of Minot ND, and Lisa P. Ferrell of Cary NC; a son, William L. Parks, Jr. and his wife, Candy of Albany GA; two sisters, Emily W. Kimsey of Abbeville SC, and Carolyn W. Reichard of Greensboro NC; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Harris Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Wayne Wiggins officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those desiring may make donations to South Main Street Baptist Church, 1000 S. Main St., Greenwood SC 29646; HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646; or Abbeville First Baptist Church, 111 Ellis Ave., Abbeville SC 29620. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com. Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Parks-May family. The Index-Journal, Feb. 20, 2015.

Terrell Bruce Corley, son of Edith Florine LANGLEY and Lemuel Eddie (Junior) Corley, Jr. of the Henry Ouzts Line

Laurens SC - Terrell Bruce Corley, 58, of 308 Southview Dr., passed away Monday, February 16, 2015, at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville.  Born Edgefield, he was a son of Florine Corley Woods (Jerry) of Laurens and L.E. “Eddie” Corley, Jr. (Gail) of Gray Court. A member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Mr. Corley was employed by International Paper Co. for 40 years.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by: brothers, Stacy Corley (Kathy) of Hickory Tavern, Russell Corley (Judith) of Laurens, Gary Corley (Angie) of Laurens, Kent Corley (Liz) of Laurens, and Dale Corley of Hickory Tavern; sisters, Amanda Reid (Kevin) of Pelzer and Jenny Lynn Landreth (David) of Simpsonville; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Christopher Corley.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, February 20, 2015, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel, conducted by Rev. Scott Brewington and Rev. Tom Faucette with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at the home and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary one hour prior to the service.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.

Yancy Faulkner Harling, son of Hattie Aurelia FAULKNER and Robert May Harling of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, husband of Evelyn Ann ANDERSON Harling

Yancy Faulkner Harling, 85, resident of 112 Irvine's Circle, husband of Evelyn Anderson Harling passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 at NHC Healthcare.  Born in Edgefield County, December 12, 1929, he was a son of the late Robert May and Hattie Faulkner Harling. Mr. Harling served in the South Carolina Army National Guard from 1950-1959 and was owner and operator of Harling's Tire Market from 1968-1995. His spontaneity and creative nature was entertaining to all who knew and loved him.  Mr. Harling was a member of Tranquil United Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by sisters, Elsie H. Rodgers, Erlene H. Dorn and Annie Clair H. Balchin.  Surviving in addition to his wife of sixty-one years are four daughters, Yancy Harling and husband Steve Mikeal of Columbia, Janet H. Robinson and husband Bruce of Greenwood, Angela H. Yingling and husband Matthew of Columbia and Libby Harling of Greenwood; four grandsons, Douglas Mikeal, Evan Mikeal, Dylan Yingling and Austin Yingling; a brother, Robert May Harling, Jr. of Natchitoches LA; and many special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 AM at Tranquil United Methodist Church with Reverend Ed Reynolds officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Douglas Mikeal, Evan Mikeal, Dylan Yingling, Austin Yingling, Mickey Balchin and Wally Dorn. Honorary pallbearers will be Wes Bowling, Bobby Harling, Johnny Harling, Jack Harling, Ben Clark, Eric Clark, Tanner Balchin and Colby Balchin.  Honorary escorts will be friends and neighbors of Irvine's Circle.  The family will receive friends Sunday at Blyth Funeral Home from 3-5PM and at other times at the home on Irvine's Circle.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Tranquil United Methodist Church, 1702 McCormick Highway, Greenwood SC 29646.  Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Harling family.

Willie Jane (Nell) JOHNSON Winn, widow of Howard Lamar Johnson of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, daughter of Mary Janelle JORDAN and Warren Littleberry Winn

A graveside service for Willie Winn Johnson, 85, will be held at 1:30p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. at the Blyth Funeral Home prior to the service.  Mrs. Johnson died on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Born in Edgefield County, she was a daughter of the late Warren Littleberry and Mary Janelle Jordan Winn. Surviving are nieces/nephews, Tommy Clark (Pam) of Columbia; Warren Winn (Jean Goodman) of Kirksey/Greenwood; Brenda Crain (Bud) of Ridgeway; Jane Landrum (Dennis) of Williamston; Karen Singleton (Danny) of Conway; Nancy Schrier (Tim) of Kalamazoo MI, Zale Carpenter (Bonnie) of Kalamazoo MI.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Howard Lamar Johnson, four sisters and three brothers.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, PO Box 1178, Greenwood SC 29648 or to Caris Healthcare, 446 E. Cambridge Ave.

Margaret Ruth OUZTS Cassels, daughter of Vida Viola CANUPP and Jeter Floyd Ouzts of the Peter Ouzts II Line, wife of Robert D. (Bobby) Cassels

CHESTER - Mrs. Margaret Ruth Ouzts Cassels, 85, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Friday, February 13, 2015, at Wilksburg Baptist Church with Rev. Sean Sellers and Rev. David Brannen officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Friday at Wilksburg Baptist Church, 3121 Pinckney Road, Chester SC.  Mrs. Cassels was born August 18, 1929, in Cherokee County SC and was a daughter of the late Jeter Floyd Ouzts and Vida Canupp Ouzts. She was a graduate of Chester High School class of 1946 and worked most of her life in the family mercantile business. She served as a volunteer for over 25 years at the Chester Nursing Center. Mrs. Cassels was the oldest member of Wilksburg Baptist church having joined the church over 68 years ago. She was a former Sunday School teacher for the beginners and ladies class, former President and Director of the WMU, member of the Cemetery Committee, recording Secretary of the church for over 30 years, senior citizens coordinator and assisted in VBS and other activities and committees in the church.  She is survived by her husband of over 67 years, Robert D. 'Bobby' Cassels; one daughter, Susan Cassels of Prosperity SC; one son, Michael D. Cassels (Linda) of Union SC; two grandchildren, Leigh Cassels Turner (Sean) and Warren Cassels (Heathley) both of Greenville SC; five great-grandchildren, Anna, Lucy, Robert, Michael, and Thomas; one niece, Frances Thomas of Rock Hill SC; and one nephew Kenneth 'Skeet' Thomas of Chester SC. Mrs. Cassels was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Ouzts Thomas. Memorials may be made to Wilksburg Baptist Church Cemetery Association, 3121 Pinckney Road, Chester SC 29706.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.barronfuneralhome.com.

James Leonard (Q.B.) Quattlebaum, son of Allie Mae DUNCAN and Stephen Olin Quattlebaum of the George Ouzts Line, and widower of Joyce Mae COFFMAN Ellis Quattlebaum, RN

MYRTLE BEACH - James L. "Q.B." Quattlebaum, 86 died on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach SC.  He was born in Greenwood SC, on December 5, 1928.  He was the son of the late Stephen Olin and Allie Mae Duncan Quattlebaum. On July 2, 1960 he married Joyce Ellis.  They celebrated their 40th anniversary on July 2, 2000 and she died August 12, 2000.  He was the last surviving member of the immediate family of two sisters and six brothers.  He served in the United States Air Force from September 1950 until his retirement on May 1, 1971.  He was involved for a short time following his retirement from the Air Force in motel management.  In June 1987, he became the business administrator of the First United Methodist Church.  He served in that position until his retirement on June 12, 2000.  He always considered this most satisfying and rewarding experience.  While serving in that position, he served on numerous boards and committees.  He served under the Reverends Bob Howell, Quay Adams, Bill Bauknight, Needham Williamson, Ken Timmerman and Tom Brittain.  He was the past-president of the M.D. Moore Class.  Survivors include his longtime caregiver, William Greene; a stepson, Marc Ellis and wife Janet of Hilton Head SC; stepdaughters, Margaret Barnes of Myrtle Beach SC, and Marsha Renigar of Kenne VA; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  The family will receive friends at First United Methodist Church parlor one hour prior to the service.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 13, 2015 at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. William H. "Buddy" Phillips and Rev. Needham Williamson officiating.  Entombment will follow the service at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway SC, with military honors.  Memorials may be made to The Television Ministry at First United Methodist Church, PO Box 1367, Myrtle Beach SC 29578.  An online guestbook is available at www.msfh.net. The Index-Journal on Feb. 10, 2015.

Elizabeth Hill RAINSFORD Reel, widow of James Tolliver Warren (Jimmie) Reel of the John Calvin Ouzts Line and daughter of Maria HILL and Floyd Farrar (Tod) Rainsford

Edgefield SC - Elizabeth (Beth) Rainsford Reel, 87 of Bausket St., wife of the late Jimmie Reel, died Thursday February 5, 2015 at Edgefield County Hospital.  Private Graveside Services were held Saturday at East View Cemetery in Edgefield. Mrs. Reel was born in Edgefield and was a member of Edgefield First Baptist Church. She was a retired school teacher for the Edgefield County School District. . She graduated from Edgefield High School and Winthrop College.  Survivors include 2 daughters Nancy Reel Gilliam and Sara Reel (Al) Howell; 1 son Dr. Tod Rainsford (Allen) Reel; 6 grandchildren Whitney Graybeal, Jay Gilliam, Beau Howell, Reel Howell, John Tolliver Reel, Rainsford Reel; 3 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Edgefield County Hospital P.O. Box 590, Edgefield SC 29824 or Edgefield First Baptist Church P.O. Box 624, Edgefield SC 29824.  Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Elliott Asbury Timmerman, Sr., son of Florence Delilah BENNETT and Jesse Paschal Timmerman, Sr. of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, husband of Frances Marion McKnight

LEXINGTON - Funeral services for Elliott Asbury Timmerman "Huck", 82, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel with interment at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in McKendree United Methodist Church Cemetery, Edgefield SC. Visitation will be held at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington one hour prior to the service. After interment, the family will be receiving family and friends in the Family Life Center of McKendree United Methodist Church. Huck was born August 13, 1932 in Edgefield SC and passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Agape Hospice House in Columbia SC. He was a son of the late Florence Bennett and Jesse Pascal Timmerman. Huck was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church. He served in the South Carolina Army National Guard for 7 years. Huck was a Surveyor and Crew Chief for the South Carolina Department of Transportation for 31 years. He surveyed Interstate 26 connecting Columbia to Charleston. He loved fishing, hunting, woodworking and gardening. Surviving are his wife, Frances Marion McKnight Timmerman; sons, Elliott A. Timmerman, Jr. "Tim" and Kenneth W. Timmerman who is married to Sarah Baggott Timmerman. Also surviving are his 4 grandchildren, Kaitlyn Timmerman Estes (Mills), Evan Kenneth Timmerman, Larkyn Caroline Timmerman and Brynnan Rebekah Timmerman; 3 dear sisters, Blandena Wall, of Edgefield, Frances Corley, of North Myrtle Beach, Margaret Dunovant, of West Columbia and numerous nieces and nephews. Huck is predeceased by his parents; brothers, Jesse P. Timmerman, Jr. "JP" (Rilla), Robert Timmerman (Kitty), James Timmerman "Jimmy" (Annette), William "Billy" (Carole) and infant brother, Bennett Timmerman. Memorials may be given to the cemetery fund of McKendree United Methodist Church, Attn. Marie Dorn, 7 Hickory Hill Lane, Edgefield SC 29824. In 1973 Huck and his son, Ken surveyed and layed out the cemetery for the church. Mr. Timmerman loved gardening and flowers would be welcome also. www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.net.  The State, Feb. 1, 2015.

Patricia Ann BURNETT Brady, daughter of Ruth Ann JOHNSON and Earle Lawson Burnett of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, widow of Charles Ray Brady

Patricia Ann Burnett Brady, 83, resident of 106 Cedar Court, widow of Charles Ray Brady died Friday, January 30, 2015 at her home. Born in Greenwood, March 13, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Earle and Ruth Johnson Burnett. Mrs. Brady was a graduate of Greenwood High School and was retired from Capsugel after twenty-five years service where she was a member of the Quarter Century Club. She was a member of Laurel Baptist Church. Mrs. Brady was preceded in death by a son, Phil Brady and her granddaughter, Sara Koski. Survivors include a daughter, Connie Koski Doby and husband Randy of Charlotte; two brothers, Dan Burnett and wife Beth of Monroe, GA and Richard "Dicky" Burnett and wife Brenda of Loganville, GA; beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, Melissa Koski, Michelle Koski, Melinda Willis, Amanda Weeks, Eden Moseley, Bruce Blaszinski, Mega Koski, Dylan Slay, Ciara Slay, Cam Moseley, Ryan Koski, Brady Willis, Bells Moseley, Morgann Blaszinski and Samantha Blaszinski. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Monday at 3 p.m. at Oakbrook Memorial Park with Rev. Terry Ray officiating. The family will receive friends Monday immediately following the service in the Oakbrook Family Center. Those desiring may make memorials to Laurel Baptist Church, 330 Sample Road, Greenwood, SC 29649 or to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Brady family.  The Index-Journal on Feb. 1, 2015.

Doris Ann REYNOLDS Hegler, daughter of Edna Louise DORN and George Daniel Reynolds, Sr. of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, wife of Floyd Charles Hegler

McCORMICK - Mrs. Doris Reynolds Hegler, 80, of Deason St., wife of Floyd Charles Hegler, died Jan. 27, 2015 at her residence. Graveside services will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Overbrook Cemetery in McCormick SC. The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery. Mrs. Hegler was born in Edgefield County and was of the Baptist faith. She was a retired Textile Worker and a Homemaker. Survivors include her husband; 1 son, Charles Stacy Hegler; 2 sisters, Mary Ellen Herrin, Evelyn Murray; 1 brother, Daniel Reynolds; 2 grandsons, Christopher and Benjie Hegler; and 1 great-grandson, Nealand. She was predeceased by a daughter, Carolyn Percival and a sister Christine Humphreys. The family is at home of her sister on East Augusta Street in McCormick. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.  The Index-Journal on Jan. 29, 2015.

Leonard Daniel Moore, Sr., son of Jamesanna (Anna) OUZTS and John Calvin Moore, Sr., of the Peter Ouzts II Line, widower of Margie Lee CAMBY Moore

JONESVILLE SC - Leonard Daniel Moore, Sr., 86 of 3530 Furman Fendley Hwy, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice House.  A native of Union County, he was the son of the late John C. Moore and the late Anna Ouzts Moore and husband of the late Margie Camby Moore.  Survivors include a son, Danny Moore of Jonesville; a step son, Charles W. Bennett of Spartanburg SC; one daughter, Vicki Elizabeth Neal of Jonesville SC; one brother; Johnny Moore, Jr. of Jonesville SC; two sisters; Virginia Scott of St. Augustine FL, and Betty Ogletree of Taylors SC; twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; a longtime friend and employee, Mr. Dennis Lipsey. He was predeceased by a daughter, Phyllis Potts, a brother, C.W. Moore and a sister, Grace Nelson. A special thanks to Spartanburg Regional Hospice nurse, Peggy Green. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Forest Hills Funeral Home-Legacy Chapel Spartanburg SC.

Elsie Rachel MARSHALL Ouzts, widow of Jesse Donald Ouzts of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, daughter of Elsie Rachel WARREN Gill and Frank L. Marshall, Jr.

Elsie Rachel Marshall Ouzts, 74, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson MS. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of Life services will immediately follow beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015, at Ray Funeral Home with Rev. Milton Burd officiating. Interment will be in Delta Heights Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Ouzts was born in Cleveland MS on December 18, 1940, to Frank Marshall, Jr. and Elsie Warren Marshall. On November 5, 1961, she married Jesse Donald Ouzts. She was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, and worked as a bookkeeper at Noel Industries until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking especially when she was working on her Sunday morning breakfast. She loved her family and her two dachshund puppies, Mattie and Lily dearly; and mostly, she enjoyed spending time with her grandson, David. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank Marshall, Jr. and Elsie Gill; husband, Jesse Donald Ouzts; and son, David Keith Ouzts. Mrs. Ouzts is survived by her daughter, Sallye Ouzts Ratliff (Bill) of Cleveland; grandson, David O’Neal Mullen of Cleveland; sister, Frankye Marshall Walker (Jim) of Newark AR; brother, Frank Marshall of Newark AR; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published online by Ray Funeral Home, Cleveland MS.

James Darryl (Jimmy) Robertson, son of Velma Frances COGBURN and James Euley Robertson of the Peter Ouzts II Line, fprmer husband of Sue Ellen JOHNSON Robertson

OAKWOOD GA - Mr. Jimmy Darryl Robertson, age 71 of Oakwood, passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015 peacefully at home following a brief illness. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, with Dr. Bill Coates officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Greenwood SC, with Reverend Sheila Rogers officiating. Jim was born Sept. 10, 1943 and raised in Greenwood SC. He was the son of James E. "J.E." Robertson and Velma Cogburn Robertson. Jim was a member of the 1960 Greenwood High School graduating class and attended Clemson University, where he earned a degree in Bachelor of Arts. Jim then completed training for the Department of the Army in Ft Jackson SC. He began his career working at Sinclair Oil Company as a commercial salesman. A short time later, in 1973, he was hired by Harrison Oil & Tire Company and remained there for 42 years until his death. A more faithful, loyal and dedicated person could not be found. Jim touched so many lives with his giving heart. He will be missed every day. It is impossible to sum up the life of Jim Robertson. To his mother, he was a loving and caring son and to his daughters, he was a great father and someone to be leaned upon sharing his wisdom and life's lessons. He never met a stranger and became friends to all he met. Jim was preceded in death by his father, James E. Robertson. Mr. Robertson is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Chad Klinck of Jefferson; daughter, Hannah Merritt of Orangeburg SC; mother, Velma Robertson; granddaughters, Hope Watson, Alexandra Merritt, Abby Merritt, McKenzie Klinck and Meadow Klinck; grandsons, Seth Watson and Mason Klinck; cousin, Beth Hyman of Greenwood SC; and a host of other family members. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of local arrangements.  Published in The Index-Journal on Jan. 14, 2015.

Shirley Elaine HAZEL Coursey Harrison, former wife of James Scurry Coursey, Jr. of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Allie Mae BLUM and Joseph Daniel (Joe) Hazel

LAURENS - Shirley Elaine Hazel Harrison, 66, former resident of Greenwood, died January 8, 2015, at NHC Healthcare in Laurens. Born August 7, 1948 in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late Joe Daniel Hazel and Allie Mae Blum Hazel. She was formerly employed with Greenwood Mills and Monsanto. Ms. Harrison was a member of Harris Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Kimberly Sue C. Childs, Jamie Coursey and April Harrison, all of Greenwood; a son, Ricky (Ella) Coursey of Irmo; a sister, Joyce (Alan) Todd of Greenwood; two brothers, Joe (Johnette) Hazel and Danny (Charlene) Hazel, all of Greenwood; six grandchildren, Abby Coursey, Wyatt "DJ" Loftis, II, Tyler Lewis, Tanner Greene, Christopher Barger and Austin Childs; and a great-granddaughter, Lauryn Loftis. Funeral services will be conducted 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. The family is at the home of Kimberly Childs and April Harrison, 408 Belle Oak Drive, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 4:30 Sunday afternoon. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting Ms. Harrison's family. The Index-Journal on Jan. 10, 2015.

Norman Dale Quarles, Rev.. son of Edith Marie SHARPE and Hampton Hugh (Hampy) Quarles of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, widower of Sandra Carole SMITH Quarles

January 8, 2015 - Rev. Norman Dale Quarles, 71, of Edgefield, husband of the late Sandra Carol Smith Quarles, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at his residence.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday January 10, 2015 at 11 A.M. at Lighthouse Fellowship with burial in East View Cemetery in Edgefield. A Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 A.M. before the service at the Church. Rev. Quarles was born in Edgefield SC and was the son of Edith Sharp Quarles and the late Hampy Hugh Quarles. He was the pastor of Lighthouse Fellowship Church and had retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass. Survivors include his mother, 2 daughters- Melinda (Danny) Boone, and Angie (Bill) Shepherd; 5 Grandchildren- Ray (Rose) Bonne, Tiffney (Jeremy) Dyson, Katie Boone, Nicholas (Kaylee) Jackson, Travis (Chyanne) Jackson; 4 Great-Grandchildren- Emma, Abigail, and Kirk Jackson, Kipton Boone; 3 Brothers- Terry (Frances) Quarles, Keith (Lynn) Quarles, Troy (Becky) Quarles; 2 Sisters- Donna (Jim) Stewart, and Martha Quarles; and his beloved companion Coco. Rev. Quarles was predeceased by a son Michael Quarles, a daughter Lisa Quarles, and a grandson Daniel Bonne.  The family is at the home on North Martintown Rd., Edgefield. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in Charge of Arrangements. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Nellie Jean BLEDSOE Smith Oswald, daughter of Nellie Mae TIMMERMAN and Rufus Clyde Bledsoe of the Peter Ouzts II Line, widow of James Albert Smith and Martin Henry (Mark) Oswald

RIDGE SPRING - Jean Oswald, 84, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, January 5, at Ridge Spring Baptist Church with interment in Ridge Crest Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Alan McDowell, Joshua McDowell, Richard Miller, David Sawyer, Billy Rodgers and Curtis Johnson. Mrs. Oswald was born in Edgefield SC, daughter of the late Clyde and Nellie Timmerman Bledsoe. She was married to the late James A. Smith and Mark Oswald. She had worked at Jordan Drug Company for a number of years. Mrs. Oswald was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She was a member of Ridge Spring Baptist Church where she was a faithful member and a Christian lady. Mrs. Oswald was a member of the Ridge Spring Baptist Church WMU Morning Group, the Bible Study, and the Faith Women Sunday School Class. Surviving are her son, Tim (Traci) Smith of Leesville; brother, Davis (Wynell) Bledsoe of Johnston; sisters, Mary (Dan) Layman of Edgefield; Doris (Matthew) McGee of North Augusta; granddaughter, Megan (Blake) Burkett of Leesville; and one great granddaughter, Emmy Claire Burkett. She was preceded in death by brothers, Graham and Rufus Bledsoe; and sisters, Meriam Forrest and Virginia Parrish. The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregiver, JoAnn Clamp for all her love and support. Memorials may be made to Ridge Spring Baptist Church.  Condolences may be expressed at miltonshealy.com.

Audrey Lee McDOWELL Quarles, daughter of Martha Lavina BUZHARDT and Harvey Jordan McDowell of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, widow of Robert M. (Bobby) Quarles

AIKEN SC – Funeral services for Audrey Lee Quarles, 86, of Aiken, will be held at 3 pm Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Memorial Baptist Church, under the care of George Funeral Homes.  Officiating will be Rev. Jimmy Sanders.  Burial will follow in Aiken Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  Mrs. Quarles, widow of Bobby Quarles, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015.  Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Martha Buzhardt McDowell. She was a lifetime area resident and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.  Mrs. Quarles loved spending time with her family and enjoyed cooking, canning and pickling.  She was the Church cook for many years.  Mrs. Quarles was preceded in death by a sister, Elsie Quarles, a grandson, Wes Jeffcoat and a son-in-law, Larry Sanders.  Survivors include:  Candais Franklin (Blake) of Charleston, Sharon Ready (Les) of Aiken, Pam Sanders of Spartanburg and Terri Sullivan (Steve) of Aiken; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  The family would like to express their sincere thanks to her caregivers, Katrina, Sharon, Vanessa and Trinity Hospice. Expressions of sympathy for the Quarles family may be left online at www.georgefuneralhomes.com.

Frank William Rutledge, Jr., ex-husband of Lynda Carolyn WILLIAMS Rutledge of the George Ouzts Line, son of Linda J. ALLEN and Frank William Rutledge, Sr.

Frank William Rutledge, Jr., 56, of 210 Janeway, died Sunday, December 28, 2014. Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Frank William Rutledge, Sr. and Linda J. Allen. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and retired from Greenwood Metropolitan District. He was a member of Lupo Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving is his daughter, Susan Buchanan and two sons, Frank William "Will" Rutledge, III and Timothy E. Rutledge, all of Greenwood; his brother, Andy Rutledge (Kelly) of Lexington; grandchildren, Elizabeth Seabolt, Samantha Seabolt and Ashlen Buchanan, all of Greenwood; his former wife, Lynda Rutledge of Greenwood; nieces and nephews, Hannah and Drew Rutledge of Lexington, Carisa Gardenour Jackson and Brice Gardenour, both of Grapevine TX. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sharon Gardenour. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Rogers officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. The family is at the home of Beth Hyman, 115 Brookwood Lane. It is respectfully requested that flowers be omitted and memorials made to the Connie Maxwell Student Transitional Assistance Fund (STAF), PO Box 1178, Greenwood SC 29648. Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.  Published in The Index-Journal on Dec. 31, 2014.

James Roscoe Bryan, Sr., Rev., son of Bessie Leese WALTON and James Allie Bryan of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Reba JOHNSON Bryan

James Roscoe Bryan, Sr., 85, of Hodges, husband of Reba Johnson Bryan, died Thursday, December 25, at his home. Born in Greenwood County, May 4, 1929, he was the son of the late James Allie and Leese Walton Bryan. He attended Greenwood County Schools and Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia. He was an ordained minister of the Upper South Carolina Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church where he served as pastor of various churches during his 45 years of service. He served as pastor of the Lydia Mill Pentecostal Holiness Church in Clinton for 18 years. During this time, he also served as a teller and loan officer at MS Bailey and Son Bankers in Clinton for 15 years. He also served as pastor of other Pentecostal Holiness churches in Augusta, Saluda, Johnston, Ninety Six, and Greenwood. His last pastorate before retiring was with the New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church, formerly the Andrews Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, which he was instrumental in organizing during the early 1950s. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are three sons: Julian Pickens Bryan and wife Lena of Spartanburg; Rev. James Roscoe Bryan, Jr. (Jimmy) and wife Carlene of Elberton, GA; Rev. Barry Johnson Bryan and wife Kim of Hodges; and a daughter Susan Bryan Weeks and husband Mike of Greenwood. Surviving also are seven grandchildren: Allison Bryan Hall and husband Ricky of Spartanburg; Beth Weeks Holland and husband Josh of Charlotte NC; Michael Bryan Weeks and wife Kelly Graham of Ninety Six; Joshua Ros Bryan and wife Saron of Hartwell GA; Jonathan David Bryan of Elberton, GA; Brittany Jill Bryan and Kaitlyn Price Bryan of Lumberton, NC; and four great-grandchildren: Merideth Rose Hall of Spartanburg; Levi Valor Holland and Jedidiah James Holland of Charlotte NC; and Patton Morris Weeks of Ninety Six. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Jimmy Bryan and Rev. Tim Ellenburg officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ricky Hall, Bryan Weeks, Josh Holland, Joshua Bryan, Jonathan Bryan, and Dr. Randy Bryan. Honorary escort will be men of the New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church along with Rev. Sherrill Orvin, Bobby Quinn, Dave McNinch, and Franklin Robertson. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 until 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646 or New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box 369, Hodges SC 29653. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Bryan family.  Published in The Index-Journal on Dec. 26, 2014.

Allie Lynn TIMMERMAN Brown Goldman Shaw Seymour, daughter of Juanita BARBER and Alfred O’Neal (Al) Timmerman of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line

Allie Lynn Timmerman, 52, of 38 First Street, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at her home. Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late Alfred Oneal and Juanita Barber Timmerman. She was a member of Durst Avenue Church of God. Surviving is her daughter, Amanda Ayers; her son, Joseph Cody Goldman and his fiancée Nikki Truett; her brother, Danny Timmerman; special friend, Diane Long; and grandchildren, Caleb Wright, Adam Wright, Brayden Ayers and Allison Roach, all of Greenwood.  It is requested that flowers be omitted and memorials made to the account of Allie Timmerman at Harley Funeral Home and Crematory, PO Box 777, Greenwood, SC 29648.

Julian Wilburn Ouzts, Jr., son of Twila Ruth PARROTT and Julian Wilburn Ouzts, Sr. of the Aaron Ouzts Line, husband of Betty Davis Ouzts

Vidalia - Mr. Julian W. Ouzts, Jr. age 57, of Vidalia, died Friday, December 19, 2014 in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Toombs County. He worked with his mother for many years at Murchison Funeral Home, was owner of the former Doodles Restaurant in Mt. Vernon, and most recently worked for RCF Technologies. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Vidalia, and was a member of The Oaks Baptist Church in Lyons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Twila and Julian Ouzts; and an infant sister, Julianne Ouzts. He enjoyed music, motorcycles, and camping.  Julian is survived by his wife, Betty Davis Ouzts; one son, Tucker Ouzts; one step-daughter, Beth Messex and husband Jeremy, all of Vidalia; one step-son, Bret Davis of Gambier OH; one sister, Mary Lou Ouzts Caraway and husband Tommy of Vidalia; and five step-grandchildren, Bailey, Gracie, Marcey, Brittlynn, and Ansley. The funeral service will be held Sunday, December 21st at 2:00 p.m. in the Oaks Baptist Church in Lyons with Reverend Josh Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Vidalia Cancer Center, One Meadows Parkway, Vidalia, GA 30474.

James Thomas (Bud) Rushton, Jr.,  husband of Margaret (Peggy) Rhodes of the Henry Ouzts Line, son of Sophia Mabel (Sophie) COCKRELL and James Thomas Rushton, Sr.

James Thomas "Bud" Rushton, Jr., 70, of 123 Bent Road, husband of Jan Cooley Rushton, died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Hospice House. Born in Saluda, he was a son of the late James Thomas Rushton, Sr. and Mable Cockrell Rushton. Bud was a graduate of Ninety Six High School and was employed by Greenwood Mills for 28 years as supervisor of Shipping and Receiving at the Central Compound Warehouse until it was closed in 1988. He retired from the Lander University Physical Plant in 2006 as supervisor of housing. Bud was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener and boater. He served as president of the Lake Greenwood Power Boat Club and won the High Point Championship Drag Boat Race in his class in 1985, racing in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. He grew produce, which he sold at the Greenwood Farmer's Market for twenty years and was awarded Emerald City Rotary Club's Vegetable Grower of the Year in 2013. Surviving are his wife; his son, Bobo Rushton (Suzanne) of Ninety Six; his daughter, Tracy Mardre (Clay) of Greenville; a sister, Louise White of Greenwood; grandchildren, Brigette Rushton of Greenwood, Skyler, Greyham and Tanner Rushton, all of Ninety Six, McClain, Claiborne and Smith Mardre, all of Greenville; a great-granddaughter, Adalyn Rushton of Greenwood; and his dogs, Rambo and Luna. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosa Crawford. The family will receive friends at Harley Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. The family members are at their respective homes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice House, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.  Published in The Index-Journal on Dec. 19, 2014.

Isabell M. LYBRAND Riley, widow of Lawrence Coley (Larry) Riley of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, daughter of Carrie Elva MILLER and William Genus (Willie) Lybrand

December 15, 2014 - Mrs. Isabell L. Riley Trenton SC. Homemaker - Mrs. Isabell Lybrand Riley, 88, of Trenton SC, wife of the late Lawrence Riley, born in Saluda on Sep. 18, 1926, died Sunday December 14, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday December 17, 2014 at 2 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with Rev. Philip Howle officiating.  Mrs. Riley was born in Saluda County and was the daughter of the late Willie G. and Elva Lybrand. She was a Homemaker.  Survivors include a daughter- Ann (David) Barnhill; 2 Sons- Larry (Sandra) Riley and Danny (Vickie) Riley; 1 Sister- Hazel Austin; 1 Brother- Robert (Patsy) Lybrand; 7 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.  Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Frances Gail DAVIS Scott, daughter of Ida Frances DeVORE and Nimrod Hampton Davis III of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, wife of Ben Scott

Gail Davis Scott, 70, resident of 206 Wisewood Circle, died December 8, 2014, at Self Regional Medical Center. Born February 5, 1944, in Greenwood, she was the daughter of the late Nimrod Hampton and Ida Frances Devore Davis. She attended Greenwood High School and graduated Piedmont Technical College with Honors, with an Associate Degree in Human Services. She was retired from Self Memorial Hospital as a behavioral health technician. Ms. Scott was a member of Grace Community Church. Surviving are two daughters, Janet Gail Scott Willis of the home and Laurie Scott (Rev. Dan) Kent of Bismarck ND; seven grandchildren, Christopher Willis, Jennifer Willis, Amanda (Jonathan) Sanders, Gabriel Kent, Shannon (Tony) Kilgore, Brianna Scott and Michael Kent; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, December 13 at 1 p.m. at Grace Community Church, with Pastor Rod Schultz officiating. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Scott family.  Published in The Index-Journal on Dec. 12, 2014.

Myrtis DORN, daughter of Hope BRIDGES and Edd Eugene (Eddie) Dorn of the Henry Ouzts Line

Myrtis Dorn, 83, died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Saluda Nursing Center. Born in Saluda County, November 16,1931 she was a daughter of the late Eddie Eugene Dorn and Hope Bridges Dorn. Ms. Dorn was a lifetime member of Good Hope Baptist Church.  Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Ms. Dorn was preceded in death by eight sisters, Lucille Dorn, Myrtle Quattlebaum, Freddie Mae Forrest, Maude Polatty, Vadis Scurry, Arzelle Trotter, Elma Dorn and Wofford Davis and a brother, Emanuel Dorn. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, December 12, 2014 at Mayson Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Jeremy Beauford officiating Ramey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Milwee America McGEE Padgett Ouzts, Widow of Barney Edison Ouzts of the Abram Ouzts Line and William Merchant (Willie) Padgett, Sr., daughter of Josephine A. (Josie) HURT and Felder Jackson McGee

SALUDA - Milwee M. Ouzts died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Saluda Nursing Center. Born in Saluda County, she was the daughter of the late Felder Jackson McGee and Josie America Hurt McGee. Surviving are a son, W. Merchant Padgett, Jr. (Sandra), a daughter, JoAnn P. Renard (Jeff), four grandchildren, Jennifer Renard, Jonathan Renard, Jamie P. Butler (Dean), MeriAn P. Chomic (Nicholas) and three great-grandchildren, Jordan Butler, AnaBelle Chomic and William Chomic. Mrs. Ouzts was preceded in death by husbands, W. Merchant Padgett, Sr. and Barney Ouzts, sisters, Rubye M. Merchant and Thelma M. Parrish and brothers, Frontis, Arnell, Guy, and Colin McGee. A graveside service will be held at Travis Park Cemetery ( Travis Avenue, Saluda SC) on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Burton Campbell officiating. Visitation will follow after service at graveside. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.rameyfuneralhome.com

Betty Lou OUZTS Youngblood, daughter of Isabella (Isabell) HAYES and William Roy (Willie) Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, wife of Ted Carrol Youngblood, Sr.

Bossier City LA - A celebration of life for Betty O. Youngblood, 84, a lifelong resident of northwest Louisiana, passed away December 6, 2014, in Bossier City. Funeral service will be held 12 noon Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel. Visitation will be 11 until service on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Officiating will be Reverend Jeff Seger and Reverend Derek Cox. Entombment will follow after service at Forest Park West Cemetery. She graduated from Minden High School in May, 1948, with honors. Soon after graduating high school she went to work as a legal secretary, and then as a clerk working in various capacities. She married Ted C. Youngblood, Sr. in June, 1950, in Minden, and they eventually became residents of Shreveport during the 1950s. Betty & Ted Sr. shared 64 years together as husband and wife. She was the mother to three children, and she treasured her family. While continuing to work, and raising children during the 1970’s she continued her education. She graduated in December, 1974 with an Associate Degree, and began her career as a nurse. Desiring to further her education she attended Northwestern State University, graduating in December, 1978, with a BS Degree in Nursing. She continued to work within the nursing profession in the Shreveport area until the early 1990s at which time she retired early due to illness. Betty was a decade’s long member of Springs of Grace Baptist Church, formerly Sunset Acres Baptist Church, in Shreveport. She treasured her faith as she treasured her family. Preceded in death by father, Willie Roy Ouzts, Sr., mother, Isabella H. Ouzts, brother, Ernest Wray Ouzts, and brother, John M. Ouzts. Survived by husband, Ted C. Youngblood, Sr., daughter, Lynn Woodall, son, Ted C. Youngblood, Jr., son, Richard G. Youngblood, brother, Willie Roy Ouzts, Jr., sister, Evelyn McFarland, sister, Anita Williams, four granddaughters, and numerous great-grandchildren.  The Shreveport Times, December 8, 2014.

Rev. Burnett Wright (Preacher) Turner, son of Corrina Ann (Corine) McDOWELL and Mark Olin Turner of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, widower of Orene Elizabeth FERQUERON

Rev. B.W. “Preacher” Turner, 89, of 2148 Greenwood Highway, McCormick, widower of Orene Ferqueron Turner, died Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Mark Olen and Corine McDowell Turner. He was a retired painter and minister and was a member of South Aiken Church of God.  Surviving are a son, Rev. C. B. Turner (Janice) of Johnston; a sister, Naomi Ward of Greenwood; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret T. Newton; a sister, Dolly Shannon; a brother, J. T. Turner; and a grandchild, Melissa Newton Johnson. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Weatherman and the Rev. C. B Turner officiating. Burial will be held at Overbrook Cemetery in McCormick. Pallbearers will be Daniel Weatherman, Rev. C. B. Turner, Wayne Newton, Charles Turner, Rocky Newton and Chris Christian. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  The family members are at their respective homes.

Inez HASTINGS Drake, daughter of Celia Bell WILLIS and Pope Heyward (Shorty) Hastings of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, wife of Calvin Josiah Drake

Inez Hastings Drake, 83, widow of Calvin Josiah Drake, died Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Long's Residential Care, Saluda. Born in Edgefield, she was the daughter of the late Heyward and Celia Willis Hastings. Mrs. Drake was a retired employee of Kemet Electronics, Greenwood. She is survived by her son, Donnie Drake (Susan) of Saluda and her daughter, Vickie Currin of Gaston; three grandchildren, Ray Currin (Natalie) of Gaston, Jessie Currin Rock (Jason) of Lexington NC and Stephanie Drake of Saluda; one great-grandchild, Angel Rock; and one sister, Shirley Henderson. She was predeceased by a brother, Crafton Hastings and sister, Becky Pruitt. Special thanks to the staff of Long's Residential, Mrs. Drake's long time residence at time of death. Services were held on Saturday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made in Mrs. Drake's name to Long's Residential Care, 1280 Denny Highway, Saluda, SC 29138. Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.  Published in The Index-Journal on Dec. 7, 2014.

William Craig Rush, RN, son of Cynthia MATTHEWS and William Austin (Bill) Rush of the George Ouzts Line

Greenville SC - William Craig Rush, 58, died Friday, December 5, 2014. Born in Anderson SC. He was the son of Cynthia Matthews Rush and the late William Austin Rush. Mr. Rush was a registered nurse employed at GHS. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving, in addition to his mother: a brother, Jerald Rush and wife April of Cary NC; sister, Deborah Rush Cathcart of Greenville; and nieces and nephews, Austin, Mason and Makenzie Cathcart and Matthew, Caroline and Whitney Rush. Visitation will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, downtown. The funeral service will be Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Edwards Road Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Greenwood SC, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piedmont Hospice, LLC 209-A Riverside Court, Greer SC 29650.  Published in The Index-Journal on Dec. 6, 2014.

Martha BURKETT Ouzts, wife of Ronald Irby (Ronnie) Ouzts of the Abram Ouzts Line, daughter of Christine HARMON and Rufus Leroy Burkett

LEESVILLE - Services for Martha Burkett Ouzts, 60, will be conducted  at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel with the Rev. Charles Leonhardt officiating. Visitation will follow the service in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation , P.O. Box 653309 Dallas, TX 75265 or to the American Heart Association, 520 Gervais Street Columbia SC 29201. Mrs. Ouzts passed away Tuesday December 2, 2014. Born in Richland County, she was a daughter of the late Leroy and Christine Harmon Burkett. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leesville and was a Price Manager at the Ben Arnold Company. Survivors include her husband, Ronald J. Ouzts, brothers, Roy, Ray, Henry, Mike, Randy and Tony Burkett, sisters, Sylvia McGee and Sandra Burkett, special nieces, Joslyn Morton and Robin McCammon. She was predeceased by brothers, Johnnie and Mitchell Burkett. Barr-Price.com (803) 532-4411.

Helen Elizabeth OUZTS Dupree, daughter of Dora Elizabeth STREETER and John Andrew Ouzts, Sr. of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, widow of Walker Leonard Dupree, Sr.

AUGUSTA GA - Entered into rest Thursday, November 27, 2014, Helen Ouzts Dupree, 97, wife of 57 years to the late Walker Leonard Dupree, Sr. Helen Dupree was a native of Augusta GA. She was the daughter of the late John Andrew Ouzts and Dora Elizabeth Streeter Ouzts. Helen attended Monsanto Elementary School; graduated with honors from Tubman High School; graduated from Augusta Junior College and from Wesleyan College with honors. Helen worked for Edwards Gulf Oil Company in Augusta before raising her family. She was the longest serving member of St. John United Methodist Church. Family members include son: Walker Leonard Dupree, Jr., Blairsville GA; daughter: Beth Dupree Rashidfarokhi, Kennesaw GA; grandchildren: Christopher Leonard Dupree, Kennesaw GA, Suzanne E. Dupree Collins, Pendleton SC, Amir Reza Rashidfarokhi, Atlanta GA, Arman Rashidfarokhi, St. Louis MO, Sanaz Rashidfarokhi, Los Angeles CA; 8 great grandchildren; nephew: John Andrew Ouzts, III, Charleston SC, niece: Karen Bland Ouzts, Phoenix AZ. A funeral service will be Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at St. John United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary DeMoore, officiating. Interment will follow at Westover Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm - 2:00pm in the Narthex at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations may be made to Concerts with a Cause at St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene Street, Augusta GA 30901 or to Wesleyan College, Office of Development, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon GA 31210. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com.

William Fredrick (Bill) Turner, son of Rubye Mae RANSOM and Fredrick Stokes (Fred) Turner of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, husband of Angela Josephine (Angie) WALKER Ouzts

MANSFIELD OH – William Frederick “Bill” Turner, Sr. passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Kindred Hospital, Mansfield OH.  He was 91. He was born on March 25, 1923 in Edgefield County SC to parents Frederick Stokes and Rubye M. (Ransom) Turner.  On February 10, 1943, he joined the US Marine Corps.  He received training as a communications specialist and served with the 5th Amphibious Division in the South Pacific from 1943-1946 when he was honorably discharged.  He saw action at the Marshall Islands; participated in the seizure and occupation of Iwo Jima; and in the occupation of Japan.  Bill was proud to be a member of the “greatest generation”.  He said, “war was hell, but I would gladly do it again.”  Bill was a member of the local VFW Post 3494.  He married Angela J. Walker of Coshocton OH on July 3, 1947.  Bill was a devoted husband to his “Mama Jo” for 67 years.  He worked at Westinghouse for over 33 years retiring in 1981.  Bill enjoyed working in his yard and flower beds and watching the birds.  But his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren brought him the greatest joy.  He is survived by his wife, Angela; his daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Jim Kirkman of Annandale VA; his son, Bill Jr. of Bellville OH; seven grand hildren, Eric and Holly (Gore) Jenkins of Chester VA, Aaron and Marian (Gore) Seliquini of Lawrenceville NJ, Carrie Gore of Salisbury MD, Jeff and Emily (Turner) Sell of Findley OH, Jesse R. Turner of Bellville OH, Len and Julie (Turner) Swihart of San Diego CA and Chris and Corrie (Turner) Slight of Durham CT; two step grandchildren, John and Paige Kirkman of Lafayette CO and Nathan and Katherine (Kirkman) Hackett of Lovettsville VA; 17 great grandchildren; six step great grandchildren; brothers, John Harold Turner of Greenwood SC, Coy E. and Virginia Turner of Dayton OH, and Edgar Ransom and Judy Turner of Greenwood SC; and numerous nieces and nephews John.  Bill was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Agnes Bambach Turner of Bellville; brother, Randolph; and sisters, Lois, Dora, and Betty.  Funeral services will be held Friday, November 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Ontario.  Friends may call prior to the service from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.  Online guest registry at www.wappner.com.

Gladys Frances OUZTS Jones Garver, daughter of Mattie Lee MOSLEY and James Luther Ouzts of the Aaron Ouzts Line, widow of Otis Gilbert Jones, Jr. and Alvin Garver

GASTONIA - Gladys Ouzts Jones Garver, 87, passed away Nov. 16, 2014, at her residence.  She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late James and Mattie Mosley Ouzts.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Jones Jr., and several brothers and sisters; She was retired from the Gaston County Health Department as an X-ray technician and was a lifelong member of Maylo United Methodist Church in Ranlo where she taught Sunday school for 40 years. She was a beloved and faithful servant of Jesus Christ.  Her faith and family were very important to her and her children and grandchildren.  Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Karen Cherry of Gastonia; and Kathy (Mike) Ellis of Dallas; sister, Mary Nell Hayes of Gastonia; grandchildren, Brittany (Steven) Peeler; Hannah Cherry and fiancé, Aron Wellman; Staci (Daron) Dragon; great-grandchildren, Kinsey, Karlie, and Kaiden Peeler; Jessica and Katelyn Kelly; special friend and caregiver, Jan Witherspoon.  A service to celebrate her life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Maylo United Methodist Church in Ranlo, conducted by the Rev. Laura Auten.

Jeremy Dean Cockrell, son of Rhonda Lynn PERRY and Gary Allen Cockrell of the George Ouzts Line.

NINETY SIX - Jeremy Dean Cockrell, 27, died Saturday, November 15, 2014. Born in Greenwood County, he was the son of Rhonda Lynn Perry Cockrell and the late Gary Allen Cockrell. Jeremy was a member of Emanuel Church. Surviving, in addition to his mother, is his maternal grandmother, Doris M. Perry of Saluda. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Ramey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Hopewell Congregational Holiness Church, with Rev. Burton Campbell and Rev. Buddy Cockrell officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.rameyfuneralhome.com  The Index-Journal, Nov. 18, 2014.

Daniel Lawrence McClendon, son of Mary Elizabeth OUZTS and Harold Lawrence McClendon of the James Daniel Ouzts Line

AUGUSTA,GA – Mr. Daniel Lawrence McClendon, 59, of Augusta, son of Elizabeth Ouzts McClendon and the late Harold L. McClendon, died Thursday November 13, 2014 at his residence.  Funeral Services were held Saturday at East View Cemetery in Edgefield SC. Survivors include his Mother, 1 Special Friend and Cousin- Dan Furtick; 1 Niece- Ashley Mayers.  Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Martha Frances (Mattie) BARTON Ouzts, widow of Jesse Willard Ouzts of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Martha Ella MOON and Earl Gentry Barton

Greenville- Mattie Barton Ouzts, 96, widow of Jesse Willard Ouzts, passed away in her home on November 12, 2014. She was a charter member of Triune Methodist Church, now known as Triune Mercy Center. During WWII, Mrs. Ouzts was employed with Glenn L. Martin in Baltimore MD in the blueprint room working on the B26 and B29 Bombers. She was a volunteer for 32 years with the Greenville Hospital System. Mrs. Ouzts was known for her life-long passion for flowers and gardening. Surviving are three children, Janet Hursey and her husband Grant of Greenville, Rebecca Warner and her husband Paul of Fountain Inn, and David Ouzts and his wife Joree of Greenville; two grandchildren, Jesse and Haley; many nieces and nephews whom she considered her children; and very special neighbors, Dave and Donna Walden. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Sat., Nov. 15 at Triune Mercy Center Sanctuary. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Generations Group Homes, 821 Dunklin Bridge Rd., Fountain Inn SC 29644. Cremation Society of South Carolina.

Noah Alexander Creech, son of Cheryl DEREMER and Nathan Brent Creech of the John Calvin Ouzts Line

NORTH AUGUSTA SC – Mr. Noah Alexander Creech, 19, of Ridgefield Drive, entered into rest on Friday, November 7, 2014. His funeral service will be held at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at First Baptist Church of North Augusta with Rev. Tom H. Rogers officiating. Interment will be private.  Mr. Creech was a member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta, Belvedere Fire Department and the Local Pipefitters Union. He was a graduate from Law Cadet Academy in Columbia SC. He was a North Augusta High School Varsity football player and an organ donor. Survivors include his father, Nathan Creech and his fiancé Jetta; his mother, Cheryl Daniels and her husband Glenn; his sister, Emily Elaine Creech all of North Augusta; his paternal grandparents, Preston & Nancy Creech of Edgefield; maternal grandmother, Sharon Myers; maternal grandfather, Edwin Deremer.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Brett Johnson, Justin Corley, and members of Belvedere Fire Department. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of Belvedere Fire Department and the North Augusta High School football team.  Memorials may be made in Memory of Noah to the Belvedere Fire Department, 204 Hampton Avenue, Belvedere SC 29841.  Please visit the online register at www.rowlandfuneralhome.com.

Herbert Marshall Kneece, son of Ida Mae GLOVER and Julian K. (Jink) Kneece of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, husband of Laura TURNER Kneece

Herbert M. Kneece, age 75, of Graniteville SC, loving husband for 53 ½ years to Laura Turner Kneece and son of the late Julian and Ida Mae Glover Kneece, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sharon (Bob) Elder of Graniteville; sons, Bryan (Tracy) Kneece of Graniteville and Alan (Shawn) Kneece of North Augusta; sisters, Audrey (Warren) Kime, Margaret Kneece and Julia Shealy; a brother, Hubert (Elaine) Kneece all of Graniteville; grandchildren, Cody Kneece, Casey Kneece, Jordan Elder, Katie Elder, Taylor Kneece and Andrew Kneece. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Powell. He was born in and was a lifelong resident of Graniteville SC. He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church in Graniteville. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, who shall be greatly missed; however, death cannot destroy precious memories, and he shall live on forever in the hearts of his loved ones. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, November 7, 2014 from 12:00 noon until 12:45 PM., at which time the funeral procession will leave to go to the Graniteville Cemetery for a graveside service at 1:00 PM with Rev. Alan Quarles officiating. Memorials may be made to St. John United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 38, Graniteville SC or to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia SC 29210. Napier Funeral Home, Inc.,315 Main St., Graniteville SC 29829 in charge of the funeral arrangements. You can visit the online guest register at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com.

William Finley (Dub) Timmerman, Sr., son of Lillian Beatrice BUSH and John Finley Timmerman of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, husband of Nellie Irene (Billie) IRBY Timmerman

AUGUSTA GA - Mr. W. F. Timmerman, 94, of Harlem GA, was called home to be with the Lord, Monday, November 3, 2014. Mr. Timmerman, known by most as Dub, was a lifelong resident of the CSRA.  He and his wife of 76 years raised four children in Augusta, where he was the owner of Dub's Auto and Truck Service.  He served his country in the Marines and served his community as a member of the Augusta chapter of AMBUCS.  He was a founding member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and was currently a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Harlem. Mr. Timmerman had a zest for life and was known to be a practical joker.  He enjoyed hobbies ranging from making custom hunting knives to driving micro midget race cars.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was one of the founding members of Whispering Pines Hunting Club.  Mr. Timmerman is survived by his wife, Nellie (Billie), his children Sandra (Ron) Crum, Bill Timmerman (Pat), Priscilla Nunnally (Larry) and Roger Timmerman (Ester).  He had 9 grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers will be Mr. Timmerman's grandsons, Brett Timmerman, Paul Timmerman, Randy Timmerman, Stevie Morgan and Clay Morgan and his great grandson Brad Timmerman.  Funeral services will be held Friday, November 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Tabor Baptist Church: 739 Highway 78 W, Harlem GA 30814. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta GA 30907.

Herman Cecil Ouzts, son of Janie RAMBO and Ralph Brantley Ouzts of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Sadie Mae HASTING Ouzts

OUZTS, Herman Cecil, age 89, of Ninety Six SC, passed away Nov. 3, 2014 in Plant City FL. Cecil moved to Florida in 1951 after serving in the US Navy during WWII & Korea. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters. Cecil is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sadie; one daughter, Angela Smith (Wayne); three sons, Boyd Ouzts (Linda), Glenn Ouzts (Debbie), Wade Ouzts Pam); two sisters, Miriam Butler, Frankie Sharp; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Thurs., Nov. 6, 2014 at 10am followed by a funeral service at 11am at Wells Memorial, Plant City. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery.

Jack Marvin (Jackie) Outz, son of Mary Jane HULSEY and Ardway Outz of the Henry Ouzts Line

Easley SC - Jackie Marvin Outz, 66, of 205 Joe's Court, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Baptist Easley Hospital. Born in Royston GA, the son of the late Ardway and Mary Jane Hulsey Outz, Jackie retired from K M Fabrics and was a member of The Potters House Christian Fellowship.  Surviving are two sisters, Gloria Diane Outz and Joyce Christine Custer (David), all of Easley; a niece, Amanda Childress (Daniel) of Easley, and three great nieces and nephews, Karah, Cailyn and Micah.  Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday at The Potters House Christian Fellowship in Piedmont.  Inurnment will be in the Chapel of Reflection Mausoleum of Robinson Memorial Gardens, 1425 Powdersville Road, Easley.  Visitation will be from 1:00 until 1:45 PM Thursday at the church, prior to the service.  Family members are at their respective homes.  Condolences may be expressed online at www.robindonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road.

Celia Rebecca HASTINGS Gilbert Pruitt, daughter of Celia Belle WILLIS and Pope Heyward (Shorty) Hastings of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, wife of Henry Pierce Gibert, Jr. and Gerald Dean Pruitt

SALUDA - Celia Rebecca Hastings Pruitt, 82, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Hospice House. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 1, at Milton Shealy Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Pruitt was born in Edgefield SC, daughter of the late Heyward and Celia Belle Willis Hastings. She was married to the late Henry Pierce Gibert, Jr.  She was owner of a general store in Chappells SC. Surviving are her son, Henry Lynn Gibert; daughter, Celia Marie Adams, both of Ninety Six; sisters, Shirley Henderson and Inez Drake; grandchildren, Melissa Leckliter, Jerry Crafton Adams, Amy, Nick, Adam and Lynn Gibert, Jr. She was predeceased by her brother, Crafton Hastings; and son Dean Pruitt. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice House, Greenwood. Condolences may be expressed at miltonshealy.com.  Published in The Index-Journal on Oct. 28, 2014.

Ella Cornelia LOMGSHORE Werts, daughter of Martha Marie BODIE and Roy Forest Longshore of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of George Hilliard Talbert Werts

PROSPERITY - Cornelia Longshore Werts, widow of George Talbert Werts, Jr., died Sunday, October 19, 2014, which was her 84th birthday. Born October 19, 1930, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Roy Forrest and Martha Bodie Longshore. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Adult Bible Class and the Lunch Bunch. She is survived by a daughter, Edna Shealy and her husband, Russell, of Batesburg; a son, Joe Werts and his wife, Kim, of Prosperity; grandchildren, Matthew Shealy, Rebecca Shealy and Hunter Werts. She was predeceased by brothers, Irby Lee Longshore, Forrest "Bushy" Longshore, Willie Longshore, Fred Longshore and Bobby Longshore; and sisters, Mary Ruth Bobb and Carolyn Mills. Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery by the Rev. Brent Nichols. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2496 SC Highway 773, Pomaria, SC 29126. The family would like to thank the staff of White Oak Manor and Palmetto Health Hospice for their care. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. www.mcswainevans.com Published in The State on Oct. 21, 2014.

Deborah Rebecca OUZTS Manley, daughter of Sara Rebecca QUATTLEBAUM and Joseph Ray Ouzts of the Abram Ouzts Line, wife of Benjamin Eugene Manley

WEST COLUMBIA -- Services for Deborah Ouzts Manley, 66, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 20, 2014 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium Lexington Chapel, with the Rev. Ralph Schneck officiating. Burial will follow the service in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 3302 Hwy. 25 N, Hodges, SC 29653. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Manley passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Born in Greenwood, SC, on September 9, 1948, she is the daughter of Joseph Ray and Sara Quattlebaum Ouzts of Greenwood, SC. Deborah graduated from Greenwood High and Spartanburg Junior College. She was a dedicated homemaker for her husband and daughter for 45 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Lexington. Deborah is survived by her husband, Benjamin E. Manley, Jr. of West Columbia; her daughter, Rae Michelle Bradwell of West Columbia; her parents, Ray and Sara Ouzts of Greenwood, SC; brothers, Joseph A. Ouzts of Spartanburg, SC, and James C. Ouzts of Charlotte, NC; sisters-in-law, Ann Glaze of Lexington, SC, and Kitty Cathey of Columbia, SC. She was predeceased by her brother, Barron K. Ouzts. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 3223 Sunset Blvd. Ste. 100, West Columbia, SC 29169.

Henry Curtis Rushton, Jr., son of Martha Dora (Mattie) Freeland and Henry Curtis Rushton, Sr. of the Henry Ouzts Line, husband of Tuener R. McLEAN Rushton

Henry Curtis Rushton, Jr., 81, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Henry was born in Saluda, South Carolina on September 2, 1933 to the late Henry Curtis Rushton, Sr. and Mattie Dora Freeland Rushton. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy and the United States Air Force, retiring after 20 years of service. Following his military career, Henry worked with Celotex and retired after 23 years of service. More than anything else, Henry has been devoted to his wife. He had a wonderful sense of humor and never took himself too seriously. He was a good friend, a great father and had a generous heart. He provided a wonderful home for his family and gave all he could to his family and strangers alike. The family will receive friends Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service celebrating Henry's life at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel. Entombment will follow in Wayne Memorial Park. Henry is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Turner McLean Rushton; son, Ricky Evans Rushton of Goldsboro; sister, Lois Berry of Saluda, South Carolina and brother, Ray Leonard Rushton of Roanoke, Virginia. He is also survived by his grandson, Jesse Rushton of Calabash; granddaughter, Kalie Rushton of Spokane, Washington; great grandchild, Fisher Rushton and two step grandchildren, Braden Cassey and Teagen Cassey.  Although flowers are welcome, memorials may be made to Adamsville Baptist Church, 1302 N. Berkeley Blvd., Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Mary Esther EVANS Dorn, wife of Michael W. (Mike) Dorn, Sr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of Jeanette PATISAUL and Clyde Griffin Evans

Mary Esther Evans Dorn, 67, resident of 132 Crescent Road, wife of Michael W. Dorn, Sr., died October 4, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born December 16, 1946, in Greenwood, she was the daughter of Jeanette Patisaul Evans and the late Clyde G. Evans. She attended Greenwood High School and Piedmont Technical College. Formerly employed with Professional Medical Products, she retired from Medi Homecare. She was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her husband of the home and mother of Greenwood, are two sons, Michael W. Dorn, Jr. and Joel C. (Steffanie) Dorn, all of Greenwood; and five grandchildren, Evan Dorn, Adam Dorn, Carly Dorn, Amber Dorn and Austin Dorn. She was predeceased by a brother, Wayne Evans. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bette Ann Hedden and Rev. George Thomas officiating. The family is at the home in Kimbrook and will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Foundation for the Cancer Center at Self Regional Medical Center, c/o Self Regional Medical Center, 1325 Spring Street, Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Dorn family.  The Index-Journal, Oct. 5, 2014.

Kenneth Cody (Kenny) Carr, son of Mamie S. OUZTS and Carlton Cody (Carl) Carr of the Abram Ouzts Line, husband of Barbara STRIBLING Carr

Kenneth Cody Carr, 84, resident of 302 Hillcrest Drive, husband of Barbara Stribling Carr, died October 3, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenwood, November 13, 1929, he was the son of the late Carl Cody and Mamie Ouzts Carr. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and attended Lander College and American University. He worked for the FBI in Washington, DC, while attending American University. Mr. Carr served in the US Army where he was a member of the Third Army Eighth Division Band. He worked for many years as an insurance investigator with Retail Credit Company (Equifax). He also worked at Lindseys and Rosenbergs Clothing Stores. After retirement he worked for Hartfield's Rental Cars. He was a lifetime member of Lowell Street United Methodist Church where he was a former member of the choir and had served on the Administration Board, Trustees and the Pastor Parrish Committee. He was member of American Legion Post No. 20 and an associate member of the Lakelands Marine League. He was honored with the Associate of the Year award by the Lakelands Marine League in 2005. Mr. Carr was a gifted musician who enjoyed performing with the Kenny Carr Combo in Greenwood and surrounding areas for many years. In addition, he played taps for many military funerals and patriotic celebrations in Greenwood County. Surviving in addition to his wife are sisters-in-law, Peggy Stribling Seawright of Honea Path and Gloria Stribling Barton (Lennie) of Durham NC; nieces, Vicki Seawright Hall (William) of Honea Path and Katie Barton Flowers (Bryan) and son, Anderson of Wake Forest NC; nephew, Quinn Seawright (Leah) and children, Allison and Matthew of Honea Path and special friends, Tom and Brenda Dukes of Greensboro NC. Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick Waldrep and the Rev. Richard Goldie officiating. Entombment will follow at Oakbrook Memorial Park Chapel Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the mausoleum following the service. Appreciation is expressed to Dr. James Smith, Dr. Paul Kim, Dr. Rollo Villeral, Dr. Samuel Burnett, Maricor Gollayan, and Rachel Case for the many years of care. Appreciation is also expressed to Dr. Ralph D'Amore, Bennie Henderson, Angie Mearns, the Staff of National Health Care and to Dr. Richard Christian, Dr. Lee Patterson, and Dr. Sameh Hanna for the care received during the last hospitalizations. Memorials may be made to Lowell Street United Methodist Church, 300 Lowell Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646 or to the Humane Society, P.O. Box 49776, Greenwood SC 29649. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Carr family. The Index-Journal, Oct. 5, 2014.

Larry Allan Davis, first husband of Helen Shirlyne (Shirley) OUZTS Davis Tiller of the Abram Ouzts Line, and son of Margaret RODGERS Davis Teague and Wilton T. Davis, Sr.

Larry Allan Davis, 66, husband of Carolyn Mabery Davis for 21 years, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Mr. Davis was born July 23, 1948 in Greenwood, to the late Wilton Davis Sr., and the late Margaret Rodger Davis Teague. He retired as Receiving Manager from Energy Hardware Holdings. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in the Vietnam war.   Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Alan Davis; a step-daughter, Cindy Medtcalfe; three sisters, Gail Carithers, JoAnn Carithers, and Betty Hastings; a grandson, raised in the home, Nicholas Medtcalfe; three grandsons; and two granddaughters. He was predeceased by a son, Jay Davis; two brothers, Billy Davis and Wilton Davis, Jr., one sister, Dorothy McCarson; and his beloved poodle, "Prissy Mae". Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Clyde Mabery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Dolly Cooper Veteran's Cemetery.  Fletcher Funeral Service  Published in Greenville News.

Theresa (Terry) CHEATHAM Kelly, daughter of Emma Cleone HAYES and Charles Eugene (Cheat) Cheatham, Jr. of the James Daniel Ouzts Line, widow of Col. John Granberry Kelly, Jr.

Theresa “Terry” Cheatham Kelly, (94), of 1110 Marshall Road, widow of John Granberry Kelly, Jr., died Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Hospice House in Greenwood SC.  Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Charles Eugene and Emma Cleone Cheatham. She was a graduate of Lander College and retired from South Carolina National Bank. Terry also helped her husband with the family business, Greenville Area Supply.  She was a charter member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Greenville, where she taught the 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School Class for 40 years. She was an affiliate member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Greenwood, where she was a member of the Hut Class.  She always enjoyed being with friends, but always said, “there is nothing better than being with family”.  Surviving are two sons, James E. “Jim” Kelly and his wife, Kathy, of Greenwood and John G. Kelly, III and his wife, Nona, of Simpsonville; daughter-in-law, Donna Kelly, of Columbia; six grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years; a son, Charles Richard “Dick” Kelly and her 2 brothers. Visitation will be held at 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Wesley Commons, Asbury Hall in Greenwood. A service celebrating her life will be held at 12: 30 p.m. on Tuesday at Main Street United Methodist Church, Greenwood, with the Rev. Phil Thrailkill officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville. Memorials may be made to the Childrens’ ministry programs at either St Matthew UMC, Greenville or to Main Street UMC, Greenwood. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille Elizabeth (Lucy) POWELL Shaver, wife of William Grover (Buddy) Shaver of the Isaac Ouzts Line, daughter of Mary Ruth THACKSTON and Edgar J. Powell

WARE SHOALS -- Lucille Elizabeth Powell Shaver, 91, widow of William “Buddy” Shaver, of 32 N. Greenwood Ave. Ext., died Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Wesley Commons Healthcare. Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Mary Ruth Thackson Powell. She was of the Methodist faith and attended Ware Shoals Church of God of Prophecy. She was a former member of Eastern Star and retired from Riegel Textile Corp.  Surviving are: two sisters, Martha Lee West of Florida and Lilly Florence Rogers of Royston GA; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Jimmie and Mack Powell; and two sisters, Hattie Ruth Hallbrook and Faye Davis.  Entombment services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the Greenwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, with Rev. Leon Jones officiating. The body will be placed in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Family members are at their respective homes and will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.

Linda Orell CARLTON Fain, daughter of Katie Sybil LONG and Richard Daniel Carlton of the Peter Ouzts II Line, wife of Roger Thomas Fain

NINETY SIX -- Linda Carlton Fain, 65, of 307 Butler Circle, wife of Roger Thomas Fain, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at her home. Born in Greenwood, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Kate Long Carlton. Linda retired from Greenwood Imaging and was a member of Ninety Six Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she was in the #5 Sunday school class. Surviving, in addition to her husband of the home, are a son, Russell Thomas Fain (Pell) of Greenville; a daughter, Paula Marie Warnick (Joe) of Parker CO; a brother, Billy Eugene Dorn of Hodges; and four grandchildren: Joshua Thomas Warnick, Seth Robert Warnick, Britt McKenzie Fain and Olivia Kate Warnick. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Ninety Six Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Gene Brown and Rev. Brian Brock officiating. Honorary escort will be the members of #5 Sunday school class and the ladies of Women’s Ministries. The family will receive friends before the service at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Ninety Six Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, PO Box 426, Ninety Six, SC 29666; or to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. The family is at the home. Harley Funeral Home & Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy DeMaye SUMMEY Corley, wife of James Noble (Jimmy) Corley of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, daughter of Georgie SATCHER and Roy Daniel Summey

Nancy Summey Corley, 68, of 114 Merriman Avenue, wife of James N. Corley, died Friday, August 29, 2014 at Hospice House.  Born in Greenwood County, she was a daughter of the late Roy D. and Georgie Satcher Summey. She was retired from the Greenwood County Health Department and was a member the Mathews Memories. Nancy was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Martha Henderson Sunday School Class and the church choir.  Surviving is her husband of the home; her children, Robby Corley and his wife, Karla, of Charleston, Ginger Carter and her husband, Scott, and Gina Wood and her husband, Brian, all of Greenwood; two brothers, Bryan Summey and his wife, Theresa, of Greenwood and Danny Summey and his wife, Gayle, of Honea Path; grandchildren: Jaxon Carter, Ryan Leigh Skidmore, Madelyn Wood, Patrick Wood and Crystal Carter; two great-grandchildren, Gracie and Parker Holley; and a special friend, Linda Vehorn.  Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Rehoboth United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tony Crouch and the Rev. Keith Sweat officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Robert Timmerman, Richey Summey, Hilton Dodgen, Jr., Scott Carter, Brian Wood and Clifton Eakin.  Honorary escort will be the choir members of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, the members of Mathews Memories and Nancy’s friends and co-workers from the Greenwood County Health Department.  The family will receive friends at Harley Funeral Home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.  The family is at the home of Gina and Brian Wood, 224 Chatham Drive, Wellington Green.  Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Drive, Greenwood SC 29646.  Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

John Daniel McLaurin, widower of Dorothy Dix (Dot) OUZTS of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, son of Daisy McDONALD and Alexander Bethune McLaurin

HARTSVILLE - John Daniel McLaurin passed away peacefully at home on August 10, 2014. The son of Daisy McDonald McLaurin and Alexander Bethune McLaurin, he was born in Bethune SC, on November 18, 1921. He was educated in the Bethune schools and the Darlington School in Rome GA, before attending The Citadel and graduating from Presbyterian College. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Dorothy Ouzts McLaurin, a brother Alexander Bethune McLaurin, Jr., and two sisters, Mary Ellen Carter and Lorena McDonald Troeger. In early December 1944 he deployed as a staff sergeant to continental Europe with the 22nd Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Division, landing in Normandy. By December 23 the division had joined Gen. George S. Patton's US Third Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Before the end of WWII the Battalion had moved through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Austria. He was honorably discharged in November 1950. Mr. McLaurin oversaw the initial construction of telephone service for portions of both Chesterfield and Kershaw counties. He was general manager of Sandhill Telephone Cooperative from 1957 to 1992. He served on many statewide committees within the industry and was president of the statewide association from 1982 - 1984. He was inducted into the SC Telecommunications Hall of Fame in 1999, serving on the Board of Directors of the National Telephone Association from 1966 - 1992. A charter member of the Bethune Lions Club, Mr. McLaurin also served on the Board of Trustees for Kershaw County Medical Center from 1988 - 1994 and as Chairman of the Board from 1992 - 1994. Mr. McLaurin was a lifelong member of Bethel United Methodist Church where he was chairman of the Administrative Council, a lay leader, and a respected Sunday School teacher. He is survived by his daughters Ellen McLaurin of Pawley's Island and Mary Anne Norwood of the home; grandchildren Johnathan(Ashley), Lexi, Daniel, Maryanna, Hannah, and Eric; great grandchildren Grayson and Jordan; and a loving extended family. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on August 16 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Bethune SC, with the Rev. Barbara Seegars, the Rev. Larry Brown, and the Rev. Sanders Read officiating. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service. Committal will be held in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune SC. The family appreciates the tender love, care, and support from the Hospice staff, Renda Hodges, Melinda Phillips Williams, Brian Ogburn, Megan Quigley and his caregivers Charity Canty, Brenda Commander, and Marvin King. Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 103 King St. E., Bethune SC 29009 or Scotch Cemetery Association, 603 S. Walton St, Bethune SC 29009. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home, Hartsville SC, is serving the family.  The State on Aug. 14, 2014.

Perry Lee (Slick) Hastings, Jr., husband of Delores Annette REARDEN of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, and son of  Sarah D. (Sallie) HAZEL and Perry Lee Hastings, Sr.

Perry “Slick” Hasting, Jr., 84, of 504 Bolt Avenue, husband of Annette Reardon Hasting, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Saluda Nursing Center. Born in Greenwood, he was the son of the late Perry and Sallie Horne Hasting. He retired from Metromont Concrete Company and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Slick was a member of New Market Baptist Church and Willing Workers Sunday School Class. Surviving are his wife of the home; two daughters, Roxie Hasting of Greenwood and Grayce H. Ozment (Larry) of Burlington NC; a sister, Mary Alice Berry of Saluda; a sister-in-law, Virginia Hastings of Greenwood; a special friend, Thad Duncan of Greenwood; a granddaughter, Brooke Hasting of Burlington NC; a great-grandson, Braden Hasting of Burlington NC; and a beloved little Buddy, Jack. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deidra Lyn Hasting. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at New Market Baptist Church, with the Rev. Stanley Sprouse officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to New Market Baptist Church; 906 Ninety Six Hwy, Greenwood, 29646. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. David Riley, and the nurses and staff of the Saluda Nursing Center, most specifically the Wise Wing. The family is at the home. Messages may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Connie Jean OUZTS Smith, daughter of Ramona Joyce ROMAINE and Marion Earl Ouzts of the Joh Calvin Ouzts Line, former wife of Ronald (Ronnie) Smith

OUZTS-SMITH, CONNIE JEAN Age 56, of Grand Rapids passed away Thursday July 24, 2014 after a long battle with illness. She was proceeded in death by her mother Ramona Joyce. She is survived by her father, Earl; her Sons, Eric (Sabrina) and Wesley (Shana); 11 grandchildren; Sister, Tammy (Joe Patrick) and boyfriend, Bill. There will be a memorial service Monday, July 28, 2014 at 5 p.m. at the Servants Reformed Church, 909 Watson SW, Grand Rapids. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to cover final expenses.  The Grand Rapids Press , July 28, 2014.

Mary Magdalene ASHLEY Ouzts, widow of Henry Winfred (Dag) Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Rosa Lee BROCK and Levi Ibzan Ashley

Donalds – Mary Magdalene Ashley Ouzts, 88, widow of Henry Winfred Ouzts, of 182 North Main Street, Donalds, died Sunday, July 26, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Levi Ibzan and Rosa Lee Brock Ashley. She was a member of Donalds Church of God, and was retired from Higgins Garment Co., where she worked as a seamstress. She loved flowers, gardening, and fishing.  She is survived by one son: Roger W. Ouzts of Belton; two daughters: Debbie Moore and husband Roger of Hodges, and Diane Ashley of Belton; one sister: Edna Brewer of Belton; twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Ouzts was preceded in death by one son: Stanley Eugene Ouzts; one daughter: Patsy Lollis; and two brothers: Edgar and James Ashley. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 29 at Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Caldwell officiating. Burial will follow at Oakbrook Memorial Park.  The family is at their respective homes, and will receive friends Tuesday from 10-11 AM, prior to the service at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.

Mary Elizabeth OUZTS Horne Jones Ouzts, daughter of Zachariah Jackson (Zachary) Ouzts of the Jacob Ouzts II Line and Idena Elizabeth OUZTS of the Abram Ouzts Line, widow of Earl Harmon (Milton) Horne, Jr.

Mary Elizabeth Ouzts, 91, resident of 1003 Deadfall Road West, former resident of Park Street in Ninety Six, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Hospice House.  Born in Greenwood County, January 19, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Zachary and Idena Elizabeth Ouzts Ouzts. She was retired from Greenwood Mills, Sloan Plant and was a member of the Greenwood Mills Quarter Century Club.  She was a member of Ninety Six Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Adult Class No. 5 Sunday School Class of the church.  Surviving are a daughter, Linda and husband William “Bill” Rush with whom she made her home; two grandchildren, Cheryl Rush Crawford and husband Ricky of Bowling Green KY, and Chris Dalton and wife Amee Rush of Dacula GA; three great-grandchildren, Kristen and husband Joshua Richey and Madison Crawford, all of Bowling Green, KY, and Jordan and husband Patrick Carr of Clarksville TN; two great-great-grandchildren, Chandler and Carson Richey; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Brian Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Chris Rush, Roy Horne, Patrick Carr, Joshua Richey, Rick Crawford and Ray Tripp. Honorary escort will be the Visiting Team of Ninety Six Pentecostal Holiness Church along with Donna McDowell, Tracie Horne and Susan Cantrell. The family is at the home of Bill and Linda Rush on Deadfall Road West and will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon. Memorials may be made to Ninety Six Pentecostal Holiness Church, 206 State Street, Ninety Six SC 29666; or to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646.  For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Ouzts family.

Mary Elizabeth HORNE Ouzts, widow of James Homer (Jimmy) Ouzts of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Mecia E. (Mecie) HASTINGS and John Owens Horne

EDGEFIELD - Retired From Clemson Ext. Service. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Horne Ouzts, 84, of Columbia Rd., wife of the late James H. "Jimmy" Ouzts, Jr. died July 18, 2014 at her residence. Funeral Services will be held Monday July 21, 2014 at 2 P.M. at Edgefield United Methodist Church with burial in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield. Mrs. Ouzts was born in Greenwood, S.C. and was a member of Edgefield United Methodist Church. She was a School Teacher for Abbeville Schools and the Edgefield High School. She worked in the Social Services office in Edgefield and retired after 27 years as a Home Economist for the Clemson Extension Service. She was the president of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 30. She served as a Volunteer on the Foster Care Review Board for the Edgefield Church. She will be missed in the community and church for her spirit of Volunteering. Survivors include 1 Son- Rock (Vicki) Ouzts; 1 Daughter- Mary Tez (Alan) Perano; 5 Grandchildren- Dixie Lee Perano, Geri Anne Perano, Tori Elizabeth Perano, Michael Owen Ouzts, and Robert Thomas Ouzts. Memorials may be made to the Edgefield United Methodist Church Epworth Children's Home Fund, P.O. Box 25 Edgefield, S.C. 29824 The family is at the home and will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com  Published in The State on July 20, 2014; also posted from Edgefield Mercantile F.H.

Grace Evelyn BISHOP Ouzts, widow of Luther Hoyt Rhodes Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Mary Eva COSTER and Moses Edward Bishop

Grace Evelyn Bishop Ouzts, 86, of 416 Piedmont Avenue, widow of L. Hoyt Ouzts, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Taylors on September 3, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Moses Edward and Mary Eva Coster Bishop. She was a 1943 graduate of Mountain View High School and a 1948 graduate of Lander College. She taught at The Greenwood College of Commerce and retired from Greenwood High School. She was a member of South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church and presided over her Sunday School Class for forty years and became assistant teacher of the Ever Ready Sunday School Class. Mrs. Ouzts was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, L. Hoyt Ouzts. She was the last of her immediate family, predeceased by her sisters Connie Bishop, Margaret Bishop, Victoria Bishop, Ruth Howell; and her brothers Benny Bishop and John Edward Bishop. Surviving are her three children and their families: Daughter Janice Ouzts Kirby and Eddie Eldridge of Greenwood; Grandson David Kirby, his wife Amanda Kirby and Great-Grandchildren: Alexis Kirby, Dylan Kirby and Devon Kirby; Grandson Joshua Kirby, his wife Sarah Kirby and Great-Grandson Emmett Irving; Son Donald Ouzts and Daughter-in-law Debbie Ouzts of Hodges; Grandsons Jamie Ouzts and Robbie Ouzts; Son Eugene Ouzts and Daughter-in-law Adonnis Ouzts of Greenwood; Grandson David Lee Ouzts; Granddaughter Katie Guerry, her husband Payne Guerry and Great-Grandson Isaac Guerry. The family expresses deep appreciation to Miss Stephanie and Miss Joy of the Oncology Infusion Center for their tender care and friendship. Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Monday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Bailey, the Rev. Lawrence Johnson, and the Rev. Sherrill Green officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ancel Hamilton, Payne Guerry, Jamie Ouzts, Robbie Ouzts, Adam Ouzts, David Lee Ouzts, David Kirby and Joshua Kirby. Honorary escort will be members of the Ever Ready Sunday School Class of South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church. The family will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. The family members are at their respective homes. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Ouzts family.

Mamie Sue LEOPARD Harvley, former wife of Wilbur Ray Harvley of the George Ouzts Line, and daughter of Mary Ina SMITH and Ransom Samuel Leopard

SALUDA - Mamie Sue Leopard Harvley, 85, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Magnolia Manor in Greenwood. Born in Saluda County, she was the daughter of the late Ransom S. and Mary Ina Smith Leopard. Mrs. Harvley was retired from the Sloan Plant of Greenwood Mills and was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Vickie H. McFarland (Dennis) of Ninety Six; two sons, Randy R. Harvley of Ninety Six and Mike Harvley of Greenwood; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Harvley; two sisters, Joyce Leopard Addy and Betty Jean Atkins; and one brother, William Harvey Leopard. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Good Hope Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Mayson Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church social hall.  Memorials may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 1738 Greenwood Highway, Saluda, SC 29138. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.rameyfuneralhome.com. Ramey Funeral Home.

Jennie Frances TURNER Gustafson, daughter of Jennie Mack WEATHERLY and Frank Tarbox Turner of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, wife of Richard Alexander (Gus) Gustafson

GEORGETOWN, SC - Jennie Turner Gustafson, 73, of DeBordieu Colony Georgetown SC, entered into eternal rest July 5, 2014. Born in Florence SC on February 13, 1941, she was raised in Georgetown and graduated from Winyah High School in 1959. Jennie attended Coker College earning an associate degree in business science in 1961. Jennie worked as a secretary at International Paper Company until her marriage in 1965 to her high school sweetheart, Richard "Gus" A. Gustafson, also of Georgetown. Jennie devoted herself to her family, supporting Gus and their marriage. After he graduated from The Citadel, Gus pursued a PhD at USC, while Jennie worked in the History Department and the Office of the President. After USC, Jennie and Gus traveled to Houston, Texas for his initial Air Force assignment. Jennie worked with the astronaut wives in the Officer's Wives club while Gus worked in the Flight Support Division during the Lunar Landing Program. Their first son, Richard, Jr. (Rick), was born just three weeks after the Apollo 11 moon landing. Gus was awarded the Legion of Merit for his Apollo work, (rumor has it due to Jennie's close relationship with the wife of General Bolender in the Officer's Wives Club!). Jennie and Gus then moved to the Washington, DC area where son, David Turner, was born in 1971 during this assignment. Although the Air Force had been good to them, Jennie and Gus decided to leave the Air Force in 1973 and Gus went to work for Mitre Corporation. Jennie and Gus remained in the Washington area, raising both sons in Reston, VA. Rick eventually became a Registered Nurse at the National Institute of Health in Washington, DC and Dave became a merchandising professional in the fashion industry in New York City. Keeping close ties to Georgetown, Jennie and Gus purchased a beach house on Pawleys Island in the mid 80's, spending many enjoyable times with both Jennie's and Gus's families. Deciding to retire in 2001, they moved to the Pawleys beach house and subsequently to their current home in DeBordieu. Jennie has lovingly cared for her mother throughout their years in Georgetown and Pawleys Island. Jennie never knew a stranger. She loved conversing and meeting with her neighbors and high school and Coker College classmates. She will be missed by all who knew her. Jennie is survived by her loving husband, Gus; her two sons, Rick and David; her mother, Jennie Mack Turner; and a sister, Linda O'Malley of Albuquerque, NM. A Memorial Service will be held in the Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church Chapel on July 9th at 3pm. The family will receive friends after the service at their home at 77 Wood Stork Lane DeBordieu. There will be a private burial. Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440. The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston.

Judie B. HONNEMACHER Mitchell Goff, wife of Maurice Belton Goff, Jr. of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Christine ROTH Honnemacher

McCORMICK -- Mrs. Judie B. Goff, wife of M. Belton Goff, of Pierce Road, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center, Greenwood.  She will be cremated and a celebration of life will be held on Thursday, July 3 at 11 a.m. at McCormick First Baptist Church, with Rev. Gary DeBerry officiating.  Judie Goff graduated from Penn State University with a master’s degree in social work. After moving to McCormick SC, for a job, she met the love of her life, Belton Goff. They were married February 14, 1996. She has seven granddaughters and three grandsons. Grandma loved the beach, as anyone close can tell you shed stay on the beach all night. She was a dolphin at heart. She was always the life of the party -- whether playing cards, building puzzles, or just enjoying each other’s company. She had the loudest cheers at any event. No matter what, though, Judie was dedicated to her family and friends. She was assertive and persistent in getting what she wanted. But her greatest joy was making others around her happy. She kept the post office in business as she never missed a birthday or holiday card. Above all, Judie instilled in us all what it means to love, unconditionally, to keep fighting, and to trust in the lord that everything is going to be okay.  Though she may not be with us today, we all know she found her beach and she sits, watching the sunset and waiting for us all to join her in eternity. She was preceded in death by three siblings, Billy Nonnemacher, Barry Nonnemacher and Gary Nonnemacher.  Family: husband, M. Belton Goff; mother, Christine Roth Nonnemacher, Macungie PA; sons, Brian Mitchell and wife Michelle of Ft. Mill SC, Eric Mitchell, Charlotte NC; siblings, Renee Halm, Macungie PA, Tom Nonnemacher, Emmaus PA, Ronnie Nonnemacher, Allentown PA, Jack Nonnemacher, Emmaus PA, Michael Nonnemacher, Emmaus PA, Alice Welsh, Macungie PA, Timothy Nonnemacher, Easton PA, Terry Nonnemacher, Denver CO; grandchildren, Ashley Mitchell, Amanda Mitchell, Alexis Mitchell, Autumn Mitchell, Anna Mitchell, Mitch Mitchell, Skylarr Mitchell, Kellee Kellerman, Blake Turner and Cody Goff  Please visit the website at www.beggsfuneralhome.net and sign the guestbook.  Beggs Funeral Home, 200 May Ave., Lincolnton GA 30817.

Horace Ouzts Wells, Sr., son of Hilda OUZTS of the George Ouzts Line and Albert Twiggs Wells, widower of Helen Hedwig FITZPATRICK Wells and Marian JONES Howard Wells

Horace O. Wells, Sr., 98, of 808 Wright Avenue, Greenwood, widower of Marian Wells, died Saturday July 5, 2014.  The family is at the home.  Cremation Society of S.C. is in charge.

Deborah Ann TRAXLER Pardue, widow of Talbert Rhett Pardue of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, and daughter of Eloise Cook FAULLING and Marion Olin Traxler, Sr.

Deborah Traxler Pardue took the hand of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and entered her heavenly home on June 14, 2014. Graveside Services will be held Tuesday June 17 at 11 AM at McKendree United Methodist Church Cemetery in Edgefield. Ms. Deborah Pardue was born June 28, 1950 [in Columbia, Richland County, SC]; she lived in Edgefield County her entire life. For nearly 29 years she was the loving wife of the late Talbert R. Pardue. She is the daughter of the late Marion and Eloise Traxler. She retired from Star Fibers after 27 years of loyal service. She was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church. She loved her family and friends beyond measure and possessed a true servant's heart.  She is survived by her devoted sister Karen Deer (Jimmy) of Evans GA and brother Marion Traxler (Arlene) of Edgefield, Sandra Kearns (Don) of Greenwood SC "special sisters" Tina Kelley and Ellen Williams and many cherished nieces and nephews and her extended family of friends. Special gratitude to the loving and caring staff of Trinity Mission Health and Rehab.  The family is at home of her brother Marion Traxler on Sweetwater Rd. and will receive friends Monday June 16 from 6 to 8 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.  Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.  June 15, 2014.

Charles Phillip (Phil) Dorn, son of Marian Virginia JAMES and Charles Clyburn Dorn of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line

Charles Phillip (Phil) Dorn, 54, having been a kind and comforting caregiver to so many, died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Greenville Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke a few days earlier. We take comfort that he is resting in the warm and grateful embrace of those to whom he was devoted. Born on August 21, 1959, in Greenville to Charles C. and Virginia James Dorn, Phil grew up in Mobile AL, and Baton Rouge LA, but spent childhood summers in Greenwood SC, visiting his beloved grandparents, Arthur A. (Red) and Edith Padgett James. A proud Southern gentleman, Phil was a generous friend, an attentive son and brother, and a man of great intelligence, style, humor, creativity and hospitality. He was the master of festivity, always ready for a road trip or celebration. A natural musician, he loved hymns and was accomplished on the piano, French horn, and other wind instruments. In everything he undertook, his attention to detail and flawless execution were astounding. Phil worked at Coldwell Banker Caine as Executive Assistant to Jane McCutcheon. He was her helpmate, playmate and best buddy and they were virtually inseparable. Phil was also devoted to Jane's family, serving as caretaker to her parents, Joanne B. McCutcheon and John Schubert McCutcheon, Sr., MD. His ability to touch lives and build memories was a treasure to all. Phil had a special ability to create families, and he loved them all: his immediate and extended family, his Caine family, his family of friends, and his church family at Christ Church Episcopal. Phil is survived by his mother Virginia J. Dorn, his sister Jane A. Dorn, his best friend and cohort Jane McCutcheon, special cousins Judy, Mark and Mary Fussinger, and many, many other friends whose lives he touched. For Phil, practicing random acts of kindness was a way of life, not just a slogan. He will be missed.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 14 at 10:30.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, 639 North Main Street, Greenville, conducted by The Reverend Bob Chiles, Christ Church Episcopal. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greenville Humane Society, 305 Airport Road, Greenville SC 29607.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.thomasmcafee.com.  The Greenville News, June 12, 2014.

Stewart Arthur Ebey, widower of Mary Pauline OUZTS Dill Ebey of the Aaron Ouzts Line, son of Mary M. STARNES and Charles O. Ebey

Stewart Arthur Ebey, 82, passed away June 9th, 2014 at Greenville Memorial Hospital, SC after a lingering illness. He was born in Aurora IL on August 13th, 1931 to the late Mary Starnes Ebey and Charles O. Ebey. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. He attended the West Aurora schools. He enlisted in the army at age 17 and was a Purple Heart veteran of the Korean War. He easily made friends and was loyal to them and he will be greatly missed by all. Stewart is survived by his son, Mark Ebey; and daughter, Terry (Kenneth) Beach; as well as his sister, Grace (Roger) Lewis; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dill Ebey; three brothers, Charles H. (Kathryn) Ebey, Robert L. Ebey, Roscoe Ritzman (Mildred) Ebey; and one sister, Cassie (Floyd) Beach. We especially want to express our gratitude to Ray and Lisa Ouzts, Brenda Mull, Pamela and Charles Sutherland, and Dick and Debra Ebey for the love and kindness they showed Stewart. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 11th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora IL 60506. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 12th at 10:00 a.m. in Lincoln Memorial Park, 675 Rte. 30, Aurora IL 60505. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to Disabled American Veterans. For further information please call 630-897-9291 or www.healychapel.com to sign the online guestbook.

Julie Ann MINOR, daughter of Lorraine (Lori) MATTHYS and Thomas Lester (Tom) Minor of the Peter Ouzts II Line

Minor, Julie Ann 44, of Chicago IL, passed away suddenly on June 2, 2014. Cherished daughter of Thomas and Lorraine (Matthys) Minor of Georgetown TX; loving sister of Jeff Minor of Chicago; loving granddaughter of the late Phillip and Hilda (van Howe) Matthys and the late Joseph and Barbara (Harris) Morasco; dear niece, cousin and loyal friend to many. A private memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to  American Heart Association  would be appreciated: 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX 75231. Southtown Star, June 22, 2014.

Gregory Lewis (Gregg) Robertson, son of Lynette (Lynn) LEWIS and Jerry Bruce Robertson of the Peter Ouzts II Line.

Gregory (Greg) Lewis Robertson of North Myrtle Beach passed away May 13, 2014. He was born on Dec. 8, 1961, in Florence SC, to Lynn L. Simmonds and the late Jerry Bruce Robertson. Greg attended Francis Marion University and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He was a pilot, previous owner of Barnstormer Flite Signs, an avid golfer and will be greatly missed by his many friends and family. Greg is survived by his mother; brother, David (Laura) Robertson and nieces Cassidy and Sophia, of North Myrtle Beach; step-brother, Robert (Yvonne) Simmonds and nephew, Robbie, of Greenwood SC; aunts Miriam Leeke of Columbia and Gayle (Bill) Nanke of Key Largo FL; cousin, Alicia Leeke of Columbia; special friends, Teresa Ward of Lake City and Joyce Baird of Turbeville. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 on Monday, June 9th, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach, with visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. The family asks that memorials be made to St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 801 11th Ave. North, North Myrtle Beach SC 29582, or a charity of your choice.

Vanna Marie DORN, daughter of Tina HOLLADAY and David Ivan (Van) Dorn of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line

LEXINGTON SC - Funeral service for Vanna Dorn, 23, of Lexington, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, with interment in Woodridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel.  Vanna was born April 6, 1991, in Columbia, and passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014. She loved to read and write, and also loved her friends and family.  Vanna is survived by her parents, David and Tina Dorn, brother, Ryan Dorn, all of Lexington; grandparents, Margaret and Robert Holladay of Leesville; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.net.  The State, June 4, 2014.

Thomas Daniel (Tommy) Christie, Jr., husband of Roselle Lunette LANGLEY Williams Christie of the Henry Ouzts Line, son of Constance Marie (Connie) TALBERT and Thomas Daniel Christie, Sr.

Mr. Thomas D. (Tommy) Christie, Jr., 77, of Plum Branch Rd., husband of Lunette W. Christie, died Wednesday June 4, 2014 at Edgefield County Hospital.  Funeral Services will be held Saturday June 7, 2014 at 11 A.M. at Gilgal Baptist Church with burial at Berea Baptist Church cemetery in Edgefield. Mr. Christie was a native of Edgefield County and a member of Gilgal Baptist Church. He was a retired Logger. Survivors include his wife, his children- Wanda (Carroll) Wates, Edgefield, Debbie (Randy) Wates, Edgefield, Greg (Beth) Christie, Edgefield, and Tracie (Robert) Godfrey, Greenwood; 1 Brother- Bobby (Catherine) Christie, Edgefield; Step-Children- Daran (Danny) Felts, Vonne (Maxie) Bullock, Kim (Walter) Sansbury, Mark (Connie) Nixon, Rita (Charles) Stewart, and Tony (Michelle) Williams; 28 Grandchildren and 26 Great-Grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Christie was predeceased by his parents Thomas D. and Connie T. Christie, his wife Ann Corley Christie, his wife Ann Nixon Christie and one daughter Marie Christie. The family is at the home on Plum Branch Rd. and will receive friends Friday from 5 to 7 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.  Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Patricia Shelton POUNCEY Adair Ouzts, widow of Willie Francis (Coot) Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Katherine WEEMS and George Evans Pouncey

Gibsland LA - Funeral service for Patricia S. Ouzts, 89, will be held Friday, June 6, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Gibsland LA. Visitation with her family is at the church before the service, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Rev. Orville Bryant, Gibsland Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Pat was born January 21, 1925 to George Evans and Katherine Weems Pouncey. She passed away Monday, June 2, 2014 in Minden LA following a long illness. She is now at peace with our Lord and Savior. Pat attended Gibsland Baptist Church, where she faithfully served as long as she was able. She was an excellent cook, avid quilter and crocheted, loved to plant flowers in her yard and enjoyed deer hunting with her late husband. She was Wife, Friend, Mama and Mamaw; and we will miss her very much. She was preceded in death by her parents, eleven siblings; husband, Willie F. Ouzts; daughter, Shirley Dees Adair; son, Jack Adair, Jr., and granddaughter, Dana Ann Adair. Patricia Ouzts is survived by her daughter, Linda Gregg, Baton Rouge; step-son, Jimmy Ouzts and Judy, Enterprise KS; and step-daughter, Jean Tilley and Gary, Shreveport. She is also survived by her grandsons, John Adair and Mandy, San Antonio; and Brian Gregg and Grace, Shreveport; granddaughter, Kathryn Tullos, Shreveport; step-grandsons Carey Ouzts and Allison, Dubberly; and Cory Tilley; step-granddaughters Cathy Cox and Will, Benton; and Stacy Schroeder and Chris; 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; and siblings Lee Roy Pouncey, Katie Cook and Mary Spillers. Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Gregg, Brian Gregg, Gary Tilley, Cory Tilley, John Adair, Carey Ouzts, Cade Ouzts and Will Cox. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in honor of Patricia S. Ouzts to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 4196; Monroe LA 71211. We are grateful for the love and care received from Ms. Nancy Hines, Administrator, The Arbor of Minden and her faithful staff, as well as the staff of Minden's Gamble Hospice Care. Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Arcadia Chapel.

Wofford DORN Davis, daughter of Hope BRIDGES and Edd Eugene (Eddie) Dorn of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of James Oliver Davis

LEESVILLE SC — Wofford Dorn Davis, 88, formerly of 100 Generations Boulevard, Leesville, widow of James O. Davis, died Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Saluda Nursing Center.  Born in Saluda, she was a daughter of the late Eddie Eugene and Hope Bridges Dorn. She retired from Allied Mills and was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Davis; seven sisters: Myrtle Lee Quattlebaum, Elma Dorn, Maude Polatty, Lucille Dorn, Freddie Mae Forrest, Vadis Scurry and Arzelle Trotter; and by a brother, Emanuel Eugene Dorn.  Surviving are two sons, James Dennis Davis of West Columbia and Fredrick Z. Davis of Charleston; a sister, Myrtis Dorn of Saluda; and many nieces and nephews.  Services were held at 6 p.m. on Monday at Harley Funeral Home Chapel where the Rev. Jeremy Beauford officiated.  The family members are at their respective homes. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Walter Samuel (Sam) Whatley, Sr., son of Annie DeLOACH and Robert Frank Whatley, Sr. of the David Ouzts Line, husband of Bonnie Charlene SMITH Whatley

NORTH AUGUSTA SC - Funeral Services for Mr. Sam Whatley, 60, who entered into rest May 30, 2014, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Posey Funeral Chapel. Rev. John Williams and Rev. Sam Drain officiating. Interment in the Whatley Family Cemetery. Mr. Whatley was a life-long resident of North Augusta and a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church. He was the owner of Whatley Construction and enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. Mr. Whatley was an outgoing person who had a great sense of humor and made those around him happy. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Whatley, grandparents, G.O. and Mary H. Whatley and Leonard and Hattie DeLoach.  Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Bonnie S. Whatley; a son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Amber Whatley, Clarks Hill, SC; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Robert Murphy, Langley, SC; his mother, Annie Whatley, North Augusta, SC; three brothers, David Whatley, North Augusta, SC, Robert Whatley, Myrtle Beach, SC and Tim Whatley, Jesup, GA; two sisters, Lovelia Reese, North Augusta, SC and Liz Cox, North Augusta, SC; two grandchildren, Robbie Murphy and Tripp Whatley; his long-time canine companion, Skip.  Active Pallbearers will be Jonathan “Bubba” Poteet, Harry Hardin, Donald Owens, David Terwilliger, Mickey Wheeler, Dr. Phillip Kennedy, Gary Goodwin and Ryan Johnson. Honorary Pallbearer will be Bobby McKie.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 5 until 7.  Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Jean (Dot) NORMAN Ouzts, wife of Samuel Eugene (Sammie) Ouzts, Jr. of the Abram Ouzts Line, daughter of Sophronia Ethel DARNELL and William Henry Norman

Dorothy “Dot” Norman Ouzts, 90, resident of 707 Sidney Drive, wife of Samuel E. “Sammie” Ouzts, died Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Emerald Gardens. Born January 17, 1924, she was a daughter of the late William Henry, Sr. and Ethel Darnell Norman. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and attended Lander College. She was the co-owner/operator of Sammie’s Food Market and was a retired bookkeeper.  She was a member of South Main Street Baptist Church, the Reapers Sunday School Class of the church and the Violet Garden Club. Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are two sons, Norman (Toni) Ouzts, Sr. of Greenwood and Jimmy (Abby) Ouzts of Belton; a sister, Elizabeth Wilson of Laurens; five grandchildren, Norman Ouzts, Jr., Tracie (Jimmy) McGovern, Katie (Brad) Lawrence, Jamie (Courtney) Ouzts, Jodie (Brian) Riddle; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, William Henry Norman, Jr. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ryan Eklund officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law. Honorary escort will be the Reapers Sunday School Class and the Fred Galloway Sunday School Class, both of South Main Street Baptist Church along with Lillie Belle Jones. The family will be at the home of Norman and Toni Ouzts, 117 Crescent Road in Kimbrook and will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. Monday evening. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Jo Beth Ouzts Education Scholarship Fund, c/o the Lander University Foundation, 320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood SC 29649. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Ouzts family.

Carolyn Ann (CK) HALL Kitchings, daughter of Nina Josephine (Mama Joe) ANDERSON and Lealand Odell (L.O.) Hall of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, wife of Robert Edwin (Bob) Kitchings, Jr.

PANAMA CITY FL - Carolyn Hall “CK” Kitchings, 79, of Panama City, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014 in her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on August 22, 1934 in Greenwood SC. She was a retired postmaster for the United States Postal Service. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. She was on the Board of Directors for CARE. She was a friend of Bill W. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert E. Kitchings III.  She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Kitchings, Jr.; daughter, Beverly Copes; daughter-in-law, Cris Kitchings; two grandchildren, Robert E. Kitchings IV, Emily Hamric (Matthew); and four great-grandchildren, Elaina, Robert, Elizabeth Hamric and Robert E. Kitchings V. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Greenwood SC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Covenant Hospice, 107 W 19th Street, Panama City FL 32405 or to the Shaddai Shriners Transportation Fund, PO Box 16115, Panama City FL 32406 in memory of Carolyn Kitchings.  Wilson Funeral Home.

Maye Elizabeth TUFTS Ouzts, widow of Wayne Milburne Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Maude FRIERS and George Ernest Tufts

TROY SC -- May Elizabeth Tufts Ouzts, 90, widow of Wayne Milburne Ouzts, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born in New York NY, she was the daughter of the late George Ernest and Maude Friers Tufts. She was employed by Clemson Extension, was a member of the Woodman of the World, F.C.L. Club, Clemson Homemaker’s Club, the Quilter’s Club, and Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church where she was in the Missionary Club. May loved to read, sew, garden and travel.  Surviving are three sons, Lawrence Blaine Ouzts and his wife, Brenda, of Troy, Wayne Ernest “Buster” Ouzts and his wife, Jenny, and Kent Phillip Ouzts and his wife, Debra, all of Greenwood; two daughters, Suzanne Rushton and her husband, Bobo, of Troy and Donna Elizabeth McDowell of Greenwood; a special daughter-in-law, Janice Ouzts of Greenwood; thirteen grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Copper.  Services are 2 p.m. on Saturday at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Randy Ouzts officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Shannon Adams, Weymon Ouzts, Bill Metts, Robert Boyd, Rodney Ouzts, Douglas Ouzts and Glenn Ouzts.  The family will receive friends before the service at the church from 1 to 2 p.m.  Memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 820 Mt. Carmel Road, Troy SC 29848.  The family is at the home of her daughter, Donna McDowell, 112 Pine Circle in Lakewood Heights, Greenwood.  Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Eugenia Elese (Jean) LEWIS Ouzts, widow of William Alfred Ouzts, Sr. of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, daughter of Verda THOMAS and Joseph Peter Lewis

Jean Lewis Ouzts, 91 of Osprey, passed away May 25, 2014. She was born January 2, 1923 in Jacksonville FL and her family moved to Sarasota a short time after. Jean graduated from Sarasota High School and worked as a licensed practical nurse until she retired. She lived with her niece Linda Constanzer and was a Seventh-day Adventist.  Survivors include daughters Linda Ertley and Cyndi Knoph of Jacksonville FL, two grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren, two sisters Frances Manick of Cataula GA, and Nona Bembrey of North Fort Myers FL. She was preceded in death by W. A. Ouzts, husband, and Bill Ouzts, son. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Gulf Gate Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at the chapel with Burial to follow in Sarasota Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers you may make donations to Tidewell Hospice in memory of Jean Ouzts.  Herald Tribune, May 28, 2014.

Betty Ann DARRAGH Cline, daughter of Sarah Lillian MAY and William John Darragh, Jr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, widow of Jesse James Cline

Betty Ann Darragh Cline, 83, of 506 Woodlawn Road, widow of Jesse J. Cline, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at her home.  Born in Greenwood, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Sarah May Darragh. She was a beautician in her own shop and was also employed by Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn OH and was a member of First Bethany Baptist Church of McCormick.  Surviving is her son, Richard Cline (Kathy) of Bradley; sisters, Margie Darragh and Helen Brown (Paul), both of Greenwood and Louise Sweet (Richard) of Atlanta GA; brothers, Lawrence Darragh (Sadie) and John Darragh, of Greenwood; grandchildren, Russell Cline (Angel) and Rodney Cline, of Greenwood; and great grandchildren, Hunter, Katie, Emma, Madison, Meredith and Mason Cline, all of Greenwood.  Pallbearers will be Danny Darragh, Vic Brown, Kevin Fallaw, Tommy Sweet, Bobby Sweet, Charles Fuller and Butch Wilkie.  The family is at the home on Woodlawn Road.

Jean A. (Me-Me) HOLCOMBE Roberts Ouzts, widow of Lloyd Holland (L.H.) Ouzts, Jr. of the Aaron Ouzts Line, daughter of Eva Marie FORISTER and Richard D. Holcombe

Piedmont SC - It is with deepest regret and sorrow that we, the family of Jean Holcombe Ouzts "Me-Me", announce her death on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Rainey Hospice House. Surrounded by her loving family and in the presence of her Lord and Savior, she closed her eyes to the complications of dialysis and all illness and awoke to the Kingdom of Heaven. Her life on Earth has ended but now, the celebration truly begins. Jean, formerly of 116 Wigington Road, Piedmont was born in Pickens SC in November of 1929, the daughter of the late Richard and Eva Holcombe. Jean was the widow of the late Lloyd H. Ouzts, Jr. She was twice married, first to the late J.D. Roberts. From that union, Jean is survived by her beloved daughter, Nancy Roberts Greene and her husband, Johnny; four grandsons, Ricky and Ronnie Watson, Michael and Travis Greene; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Sarah, Seth, Sophie, Ryan and Caroline Watson, and Katie Greene. In 1966, Jean married Lloyd H. Ouzts and not only did she promise to love, honor, and cherish our Dad, she loved, cherished, and helped to raise the children of Lloyd and the late Frances Wigington Ouzts. Those children of her heart are loving daughter, Brenda Ouzts Mull and devoted son, Ray H. Ouzts and his wife, Lisa. Beloved daughter, Pamela Ouzts Sutherland was born to Jean and Lloyd in 1967 and "Mama Jean" loved and cherished all of her children equally. Pam and husband, Charles became Mama's caregivers as her health declined. Our sister, Pam, has her family's utmost admiration and gratitude for the care of our mother. Jean is also survived by her dear siblings, Johnny Holcombe and wife, Bea; sister, Joan Gilstrap and husband, Marshall; many loving nieces and nephews. She was the beloved "Me-Me" of grandchildren, Kristy Mull Stone and her husband, Jimmy; Andrea Ouzts Hamby and husband, Jason; great-grandmother of Jim and Katrien Stone, Thomas, Landon, and Weston Johnson. She was predeceased by brothers, Jack and J.T. Holcombe; sister, Frankie Brooks; son-in-law, Donald Mull; sister-in-law, Mary Dill Ebey. Our mother was a woman of simple tastes and loved her collection of dolls, angels, and family photos. She was a member of Mountain Springs Baptist Church, a charter member of the Piedmont Goodwill Club, a past member of the Wren Homemaker's Club, and a past member of the Senior Citizens Plus Travel Club. In earlier years, Jean traveled extensively with the Travel Club and daughter, Brenda. Many enjoyable trips were also made with husband, Lloyd, to reunions of the WWII 80th Division Blue Ridge Veteran's Association. She also enjoyed cooking, canning, and making her famous muscadine jelly. Burial will be in the old Mountain Springs Church Cemetery. The family is at the home on Wigington Road.  Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, Rainey House, 1835 Rogers Rd., Anderson, SC 29621 or to the Pelzer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 94, Pelzer SC 29669.Mama met all obstacles with strength, dignity, and a positive attitude. She fought a good fight, overcoming many health challenges. Her 84 years have touched many lives with love, integrity, courage, wisdom, and encouragement. Mama was an inspiration to all who knew her, especially her family. She loved her family above all else and no matter how ill, never missed a family function. Her life inspired us, her love sustained us, and her memory will be a shining light forever in our hearts. Mama, we love you and we miss you - our hearts are broken, but we also know that you are at peace. God grant us the grace to accept our loss, peace for today, and strength for tomorrow.  Gray Mortuary, Pelzer SC.

Hazel Virginia COOPER Bryan, daughter of Virginia Maude OUZTS of the George Ouzts Line and Otis Leland Cooper, Sr., widow of Thomas Ray (Tom) Bryan of the Jacob Ouzts Line

Hazel Cooper Bryan, 89, formerly of Belle Meade, widow of Thomas R. “Tom” Bryan, died Sunday, May 25, 2014 at NHC of Greenwood. Born in Greenwood, May 29, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Otis and Maude Ouzts Cooper. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and was formerly employed by Greenwood Mills and later was a caregiver of small children in her home. Hazel was a member of Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church where she was very active, especially as a teacher and mentor to many teenaged girls. She was always a servant and caregiver to everyone with whom she came into contact. Hazel especially loved her family and she had special relationships with all of her nieces and nephews. A lifelong Clemson football fan, she attended games for many years. Hazel also enjoyed gardening and fishing. Surviving are two sons, Tommy (Cyndie) Bryan of Greer and Cooper Bryan of Irmo; two granddaughters, Anna Bryan and Bonnie Bryan and a brother, Douglas (Martha) Cooper of Lexington.  Hazel was predeceased by a grandson, Matthew Bryan; a sister, Sarah McPherson; brothers, James Cooper, Otis Cooper, Jr. and Carl Cooper. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dustin Sims officiating. Burial will be in the Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Edgefield. Pallbearers will be Mike Bryan, Jim Bryan, Tim Hayes, Danny Cooper, Tommy McPherson and Joey Cooper. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. Memorials may be made to Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church, 509 Kirksey Dr., Greenwood, SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Bryan family.

John Carroll Noffz, husband of Lillian Carol PARKMAN Noffz of the George Ouzts Line, son of Mattie Cornelia EDWARDS and John Richard Noffz

John Carroll Noffz, 71, of 217 Salak Road, husband of Carol Parkman Noffz, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Cross Hill, he was a son of the late John Richard and Mattie Cornelia Edwards Noffz. He was retired from Precision Plus and had served in the US Navy. Carroll was active with the Farmers Markets in Greenwood and Abbeville and was known as “The Tomato Man” for the many tomatoes that he grew to both sell and give away and enjoyed caring for the many irises that he grew in his yard. He loved his grandchildren and loved playing checkers with his friend, Peanut Johnson. He was also a member of the Old Men of Highway 10 Club and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving is his wife of the home; his children, Wesley Noffz (Angie) of Greenwood, Delane Hood (Michael) of Anderson and Michael Noffz (Pam) of Bradley; his sister, Betty Powers of Greenwood; his brother, Darrell Noffz (Diane) of Greenwood; grandchildren, Cassidy Noffz, Conner Noffz, Mark Gonce, Matthew Gonce, Logan Hood, Haven Hanley, Kayla Noffz and Kinsley Noffz; and great- grandchildren, Nolan Gonce and Peyton Hanley. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Ouzts and the Rev. Bill Capps officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Mark Gonce, Matthew Gonce, Brandon Noffz, Logan Hood, Norman Capps and Brian Noffz. Honorary escort will be members of the Old Men of Highway 10 Club. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. The family is at the home of Darrell and Diane Noffz, 211 Salak Road. It is requested that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to the account of John Carroll Noffz, c/o Harley Funeral Home and Crematory, PO Box 777, Greenwood, SC 29648. Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Perry Cooper Ouzts, son of Vera COOPER and Roy Perry Ouzts of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, husband of Sara Elizabeth OWENS

WOODRUFF SC - Perry Cooper Ouzts, 84, of 311 Edgewood Circle, died Wednesday, May 21, 2013 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. A native of Greenwood County, he was the son of the late Roy Perry Ouzts and Vera Cooper Ouzts Sims. He was a longtime businessman in Woodruff having managed Maxwell Brothers and Kinard Furniture in Laurens and Woodruff and later became Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of First Citizens Bank in Woodruff. He attended Furman University and was a graduate of Greenwood College of Commerce. Mr. Ouzts was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodruff where he was Past Deacon, member of the Adult Choir, Sunday School Teacher and Records Attendant. He was a former member of Emma Gray Memorial United Methodist Church where he had served as a Sunday School Teacher and a member of the choir. He served on the Spartanburg County District 4 School Board and Board of Spartanburg County Mental Health Association. Mr. Ouzts was a member of the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, and was a life member of both the Woodruff Jaycees and the Bethel Masonic Lodge No. 112 of Ancient Free Masons. He was Past District Deputy Grand Master of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina. He served in Korea in the United States Navy from 1950-1954 and in 2004 he was invited to represent the State of South Carolina for the 50th anniversary celebration of the signing of armistice in Seoul, Korea. Surviving are his wife, Sara Owens Ouzts of the home; and one son, Dr. David Perry Ouzts of Memphis TN. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church of Woodruff by the Rev. Andrew Shull and the Rev. Carrol Caldwell. Interment will follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens with Masonic Rites by Bethel Lodge #112. Visitation will be held tonight, Friday, May 23, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Woodruff, 801 Cross Anchor Road, Woodruff. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Woodruff, 801 Cross Anchor Road, Woodruff SC 29388, or Friends of Music Fund, Church of the Holy Communion, 4645 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis TN., 38117. The family is at the residence. Lanford-Gwinn Mortuary, Woodruff.

Mandy Alane HAYNES, common law wife of Joseph Cannon Outz of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Mary Ellen DAVIS and Stanley R. (Randy) Haynes

Williamston SC - Mandy Alane Haynes, dedicated daughter, mother and sister, 34, died May 18, 2014. Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of Stanley R. "Randy" and Mary Ellen Davis Haynes. She attended Newspring Church in Anderson.  In addition to her parents, survivors include children, Ashlyn Grace Outz and Tyler Mason Haynes; and sister, Carmen Terri Weber of Williamston.  Gray Mortuary Chapel. A memorial service. Anderson Independent-Mail, May 19, 2014.

June HYLTON Timmerman, wife of John Albert Timmerman of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, daughter of Purnell MORRIS and Walter D. Hylton

COLUMBIA - June Hylton Timmerman, 87, of Columbia, died Saturday, May 17, 2014. Born June 11, 1926 in Roanoke VA, she was a daughter of the late Walter Hylton and Purnell Morris Hylton Harryman. June graduated from Anderson College SC and attended the Oregon College of Education. She began her teaching career in Alabama before marrying her beloved Clemson cadet and best friend, John A. Timmerman. She founded The Timmerman School in Columbia in 1954. In the 1960's and 70's, June hosted the ETV children's show "The June Bugg Show". She educated thousands of children over the course of her 60 year career. On March 11, 2005, Mrs. Timmerman was awarded The Order of the Palmetto by Gov. Mark Sanford. June was a devout Christian and long-time member of Shandon Baptist Church. She also was an active member of the Jr. Women's Club, where she was an annual favorite in the "Red Stockings Revue". Philanthropy was her life. June sent countless young women from the Appalachian area to secondary education, provided educational opportunities for children at Carolina Children's Home, and helped and supported anyone who was in need. She especially enjoyed preparing complete Christmases for needy families. Survivors include her husband of 69 years, John Albert Timmerman; daughter, Liz Jordan (Steve) of Edgefield SC; son, John A. Timmerman, Jr. of Lewiston NY; grandsons, Baker Leigh (Charity) of Aiken SC, Ryght Jordan (JoAshley) of Edgefield SC, Vann Jordan (Ashley) of North Augusta SC; granddaughter, Paige Pennington (Rick) of Blacksburg SC; great-grandchildren, Kendall, Zane, and Xander Leigh, all of Aiken SC, Hannah, Ethan, and Abby Pennington, all of Blacksburg SC, William Ryght Jordan of Edgefield SC; sister, Martha Gregory of Wilmington NC; half-sister, Judy Lawhorne of Lexington VA; half-brother, Chris Hylton (Gail) of Fredericksburg VA; son-in-law, Jim Leigh of Blacksburg SC; a host of nieces and nephews; and her beloved English Bulldog, "Petey", who brought her so much comfort. In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her adoptive father, Gaylord B. Harryman; daughter, Beverly Leigh; sister, Waltine Fondren; and half-sister, Sandra Hatcher. A memorial service for Mrs. Timmerman will be held 3 o'clock, Tuesday, May 20th, at Shandon Baptist Church, 5250 Forest Dr, Columbia, with The Rev. Barry Gray and The Rev. Jerry Long officiating. The family will greet friends following the service in the Gathering Place. Current faculty and staff of Timmerman School are invited to serve as honorary pallbearers. A private burial in McKendree United Methodist Church Cemetery, Edgefield SC will be held at an earlier time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Dr, Ste 105, Danvers MA 01923; or to Anderson University Scholarship Fund, 316 Boulevard, Anderson SC 29621; or to the Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington DC 20090-6231. In addition to her husband, her devoted caregiver, the family would like to thank Helga Shobert for all her years of constant care and love; special friends, Earline Suydam and Marie Askins; the teachers and staff of Timmerman School; sitter, Lisa Bryant; sitters, Phyllis Kinman and Betty Jean Brown from Daybreak; and all the nurses and NT's from 6th and 4th floors at Providence Hospital. Memories and condolences may be shared at Shives Funeral Home. Published in The State on May 19, 2014.

Annie Clair HARLING Balchin, daughter of Hattie Aurelia FAULKNER and Robert May Harling, Jr. of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, widow of George Milton Balchin, Sr.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - Annie Clair Harling Balchin, 87, former resident of Greenwood, resident of Greenville, widow of George Milton Balchin, Sr., died May 17, 2014 at McCall Hospice. Born February 21, 1927, in Edgefield County, she was a daughter of the late Robert May Harling and Hattie Faulkner Harling. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and attended Lander College. Mrs. Balchin retired from Belk Department Store in Greenwood. A charter member of Rice Memorial Baptist Church she was also the former teacher of the Lydia Sunday School Class of the church. Surviving are a daughter, Clair (Michael) Harmon of Greenville; a son, Mickey (Pam) Balchin of Greenwood; two brothers, Faulkner (Evelyn) Harling of Greenwood and Bob Harling of Natchitoches LA; four grandsons, Ben Clark, Eric Clark, Tanner Balchin and Colby Balchin; two granddaughters, Tracy Ewert and Abby Mauldin; and eight great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Cynthia O’Shields and two sisters, Elsie Rodgers and Erlene Dorn.  Cryptside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Oakbrook Memorial Park Mausoleum with Rev. Alvin Hodges and Rev. Jimmy Tucker officiating.  The family is at the home of Mickey and Pam Balchin, 108 Wellington Drive in Belle Meade and will receive friends at the Mausoleum Chapel from 1 to 2 Monday afternoon. Memorials may be made to Rice Memorial Baptist Church, 1975 Highway 72 West, Greenwood SC  29649. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Balchin family.

Jackie Laverne Ouzts, son of Ruby Lucille REYNOLDS and Jackson (Jack) Ouzts of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, former husband of Sylvia Adeline QUARLES Ouzts Billue.

May 18, 2014 - Mr. Jackie L. Ouzts - Edgefield, S.C. - Mr. Jackie Laverne Ouzts, 67, of Plum Branch Rd., passed away Saturday May 17, 2014 at Doctor's Hospital, Augusta, GA.  Graveside Services will be held Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 1 P.M. at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield.  Mr. Ouzts was a lifelong resident of Edgefield and was the son of Mrs. Lucille Reynolds Ouzts and the late Jack Ouzts. He was retired from Amoco Oil Co. and Pope Transport. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Ouzts had a lifelong love of sports and this was evident through his years of coaching Little League Baseball, the women's softball team at First Baptist Church, and going to Clemson football games. His Greatest Loves however were his Grandchildren and his dog, Oz. Survivors include his mother, 2 Daughters- Michelle (Ryan) Orr, Nikki Tate; 3 Grandchildren- Lillian, Benton, and Amelia Orr; 1 Sister- Dianne (Dennis) Wall; Great-Nephews- Cody, Hunter, and Jake Borden. Mr. Ouzts was predeceased by his father Jack and a nephew Dennis Borden.  Memorials may be made to Mead Hall Episcopal School, 129 Pendleton St. S.W. Aiken, S.C.29801.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Margaret Elizabeth TURNER, daughter of Orene FERQUERON and Burnett Wright (Preacher) Turner of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, wife of Grady Chris Newton

NINETY SIX -- Margaret Elizabeth Turner Newton, 62, of 418 Sirrine Street, Ninety Six, wife of Grady “Chris” Newton, went home to be with our Lord Saturday, May 10, 2014. She was surrounded by family and friends. Born in Greenwood, she was the daughter of B.W. “Preacher” and the late Orene Ferqueron Turner. She was a member of Ninety Six Church of God Prophecy and a State Deaconess of the Church. She was a loving mother, devoted wife, and was known as Mama to many.
Surviving are her husband of 44 years; five children, Wayne Newton (Linda) of Ninety Six, Candy Christian (Chris) of Greenwood, Rocky Newton of the home, Cindy Newton of the home, and Brenda Easler (Kenny) of Greenwood; a brother, Rev. Burnett Turner (Janice) of Johnston; a best friend, Cindy Echols of Ninety Six; and five grandchildren, C.J. Newton and Bella Goodman, both of Ninety Six, Amelia Christian, Titus Christian, and Roman Christian all of Greenwood. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Johnson. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Bonds officiating. Burial will be held at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Shane Crouch, Donald Lee Rice, Kenny Easler, Dennis Arnold, Brad Baughman and Phillip Cromer. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Margaret Newton Account, c/o Harley Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 777, Greenwood SC 29648. The family is at the home of her son, Wayne Newton, 2309 Island Ford Road, Ninety Six. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Vivian Augusta DUKES Hurt, daughter of Fannie Mae TIMMERMAN and Bailey Augustus Dukes of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, widow of Alvin Judson (Jud) Hurt

Easley SC - Vivian Dukes Hurt, 92, of 413 North B Street, wife of the late Alvin Judson "Jud" Hurt, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at her home.  Born on January 2, 1922, in Greenwood SC, Mrs. Hurt was the daughter of the late Fannie Mae Timmerman and Bailey Augustus Dukes. She was brought up in Laurens SC where she graduated from Laurens High School. She graduated from Presbyterian College with a BA in French and English and was the first female to serve as Student Body President. Mrs. Hurt taught French, English, and Latin for several years in the Pickens County School System. Mrs. Hurt was a member of Easley First Baptist Church, where she had been active for over fifty years. She served in many roles at the church including being a former Chairman of the Flower Committee and working with the needlepoint and prayer room ministry. She was also one of the first females to serve as a deacon. Her civic activities included being a member of the Easley Garden Club, Better Homes Club, and several bridge clubs. She also worked with the Children's Trust Fund of South Carolina, the Camp of the Blind, and she enjoyed her volunteer work at the hospital. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.  Surviving are two sons, Alvin (Al) Judson Hurt, Jr., and his wife, Sandi, of Cincinnati OH, and William Bailey Hurt and his wife, Beth Manzi, of Raleigh NC; a daughter, Lucy Hurt Beard, and her husband, Carey, of Easley; six grandchildren, Bailey Judson Beard, Carey Hall Beard and his wife, Koehler, Alvin Judson Hurt, III, Elizabeth Brooke Hurt, Ann Dukes Hurt, and Morgan Katia Hurt; and one great-granddaughter, Emily Augustus Beard.  Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Monday at First Baptist Church, Easley, with the Rev. Dr. John Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends in the church narthex Monday from 1:00 PM until 2:45PM prior to the service. The family will also receive friends at the home, 413 North B Street, Easley following the Committal Service. Memorials may be made to the A.J. (Jud) Hurt Teaching Scholarship, Tri-County Technical College Foundation, P.O. Box 587, Pendleton SC 29670 or to For Generations to Come, First Baptist Church, 300 East First Avenue, Easley SC 29640. The family wishes to thank all of Mrs. Hurt's caregivers and a special family friend, Linda Galloway. Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family. The Greenville News on May 11, 2014.

Dolly Grace BROOME Clegg, widow of John Ray Clegg of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, and daughter of Hattie Rebecca McCORD and Alvin Bodie Broome

Grace Broome Clegg, 86, resident of 814 Sunset Drive, widow of John Ray Clegg, died May 9, 2014 at Hospice House.
Born in Greenwood County, August 2, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Malvin Bodie and Hattie McCord Broome. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and was formerly employed with Connie Maxwell Children’s Home. Mrs. Clegg retired from Greenwood Supply Company. A charter member of Rice Memorial Baptist Church, she was also a member of the Unity Sunday School Class of the church. Surviving are a daughter, Deirdre C. Edwards of Greenwood; a grandson, Nicholas (Ginny) Edwards, all of Greenwood; a foster daughter, Sue (John) Sheriff of Greenwood; a foster granddaughter, Christina (Alan) Green of Deland FL and a foster grandson, John David Sheriff of Charlotte NC; two great-granddaughters and four foster great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Rice Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Alvin Hodges and Rev. Jimmy Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in Oakbrook Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Chris Guire, Billy Ray Price, Matthew Robinson, Graham Adams, Larry Wightman, Stan McManus, Jeff Blum and Scott McNeil. Honorary escort will be members of the Unity Sunday School Class along with Randy and Bonnie Vaughn, Sherry Claphan and Joby Adams. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Monday. The family is at the home of Deirdre Edwards, 716 Woodlawn Road, and will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 Monday morning. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rice Memorial Baptist Church, 1975 Hwy 72 W., Greenwood SC 29649 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Clegg family.

James Larry Womack, son of Sylvia Azalee HAMILTON of the John Calvin Ouzts Line and Robert Eugene (Bob) Womack, Sr. of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, husband of Judy Leona GRIFFIN Womack

James Larry Womack, 57, resident of Bee Pond Road, Ninety Six, died Monday, May 5, 2014 at his home. Born in Greenwood, June 19, 1956, he was a son of Robert Eugene "Bob" Womack, Sr. and the late Sylvia Hamilton Womack. He was a 1974 graduate of Ninety Six High School. Mr. Womack was a member of First Baptist Church of Ninety Six. Surviving in addition to his father of Ninety Six are two brothers, Robert E. Womack, Jr. of the Philippines; Neal Womack and wife Linda; sister, Anna Morris and husband Earl; and best friend, Judy Griffin, all of Ninety Six; nieces and nephews, Kari Knight, Kayla Temples, Matthew Womack and wife Lili Kate, David Womack, Jillian Goff and husband Jonathan and Aaron Smith; and great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Ninety Six with Rev. Chuck Sprouse officiating. Burial will follow in Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Saluda. Pallbearers will be Tim Adams, Danny Hall, Steve Fox, Russell Fox, Russell Fox, Jr. and Jimmy Brock. Honorary escort will be Jimmy Brown, Bobby Brown, Bobby Sargent and Carey Wells. Those desiring may make memorials to First Baptist Church of Ninety Six Building Fund, 205 North Church Street, Ninety Six SC 29666. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Womack family.

Ronald Barry (Ron) Dixon, widower of Brenda Faye ATTAWAY Dixon of the Isaac Ouzts Line, son of Lou Anna (Annie) TAGUE and Alvin Eugene Dixon

Ronald Barry “Ron” Dixon, Sr., 67, resident of 202 Pitts Circle, widower of Brenda Attaway Dixon, died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Hospice House. Born in Greenwood October 19, 1946, he was a son of the late Alvin Eugene and Lou Annie Teague Dixon. Ron was a US Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War and was retired from Moore Business Forms after 33 years of service.  He attended Westside Baptist Church. Surviving are his son, Ronald Barry, Jr., and wife Marie Dixon , of the home; a daughter, Rhonda and husband Ozzie Hutchins of Troutman NC; three brothers, Larry Dixon and Bobby Dixon of Greenwood and Wesley (Jo) Dixon of Spartanburg; two sisters, Lil Coakley of Bessemer City NC and Ruby D. Wright of Greenwood; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Ron was predeceased by a brother, Johnny Dixon and a sister, Betty Roberts. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Hill officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Dale Cole, Wayne Burton, Cedric Whitner and Wallace Upton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 4 Monday afternoon. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.

Allen Ladon (Al) Minor, son of Barbara Esther HARRIS and Clarence (Buck) Minor of the Peter Ouzts II Line, husband of Brenda Gayle BOHELER Minor

Allen "Al" L. Minor, 71, flew into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in 1973.  Al was born in Augusta, Ga., to the late Clarence Minor and Barbara Morasco. He retired from TVA. Al attended Life Gate Baptist Church in Hixson.  Al is survived by his wife, Brenda Boheler Minor; children, Gayle Minor, Keith Minor and Brooke (Patrick) Minor Robinson; grandsons, Damon and Seth Robinson; brothers, Larry and Tom Minor.  Funeral service for Al will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Dunn officiating.  Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.  Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com. Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Chattanooga Times Free Press, May 13, 2014.

Calvin Franklin Smith, Jr., husband of Virginia Dale PRINCE Babb Smith of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, and son of Virginia Bernice LADD and Calvin Franklin Smith, Sr.

Calvin Franklin Smith, Jr., 65, of Greenwood, husband of Virginia Dale Smith, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenwood, February 13, 1949, he was a son of the late Calvin Franklin, Sr. and Virginia Bernice Ladd Smith. Mr. Smith was a US Army Veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of Piedmont Technical College and was formerly employed with Metromont Materials. Surviving in addition to his wife of thirty-six years of the home are a daughter, Elizabeth Smith Bencebi and husband Brian; two sons, Michael Babb and wife Cheryl and Ray Babb; two grandchildren whom he adored and lived for, Hayden Babb and Layla Bencebi, all of Greenwood; and a sister, Rita Smith of Belton. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by three sisters. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bryan Bult officiating. Entombment will follow in Oakbrook Memorial Park Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Dean Bowling, Eddie Driver, Brian Bencebi, Michael Babb, Hayden Babb and Don Long. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 1 p.m. until the service hour and at other times at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth Bencebi, 1319 East Laurel Avenue in Greenwood.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, PO Box 1148, Greenwood, SC 29648. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Smith family.

Alma Lucille HAMMONS Ouzts, widow of Thomas Luther Ouzts, Jr. of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Alma Ann (Annie) MAYS and Thomas Albert Hammons

Greenville TX - A Celebration of Life service for Alma Lucille Hammons Ouzts will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, April 28, 2014, in the First Church of the Nazarene, Shreveport, LA. Officiating will be Rev. J. K. Warrick. The interment will follow at 2:00 PM in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Gibsland, LA. The family will be receiving guests for visitation Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 5 until 7 PM at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, Shreveport, LA. Born March 25, 1925 in Rayville, LA., Mrs. Ouzts went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014. She was a resident of Shreveport for more than 60 years. She was a longtime member of the Louisiana Dental Assistants Association, serving the local chapter as President as well as President of the Louisiana Dental Assistants Association 1977 and 1978.She represented Louisiana as a delegate to the National Dental Assistants Convention for several years. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and was a great lover of people. Mrs. Ouzts is preceded in death by her husband, T. L. Ouzts; parents, Thomas Albert and Annie Hammons; and an infant son, Donald Ray Ouzts. Surviving Mrs. Ouzts is her son, Thomas Daniel Ouzts and wife Patricia Gail; daughter, Delores Jean "Patty" Warrick and husband J. K.; grandchildren, Kim Manning, Christy Averitt and husband Jack, Jennifer Lee, Brad Warrick and wife Jill and Jill Cook and husband Chad; great-grandchildren, Jackson Averitt, Bobby, Ellie and Hank Manning, Carsten and Sutton Warrick, Johnny, Spencer, Freddie and Lucy Cook; and other friends and relatives.

Horace Marion Willis, husband of Kathleen DOOLITTLE Willis of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line and Ruby L. INGLETT Roye Willis, son of Bennie Lee DOOLITTLE and Thomas Jennings (Tom) Willis

Mr. Horace Marion Willis, 88, of Flat Rock Rd., died Friday April 18, 2014 at his residence.  Graveside Services will be held Monday April 21, 2014 at 11 A.M. at Red Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mr. Willis was a native of Edgefield County and a member of Red Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was retired from Graniteville Company. Mr. Willis was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.  Survivors include 3 Sons- Paul (Linda) Willis, Roy ( Bertie) Willis, Harold (Ruth) Willis; 1 Step-son- Clifford Roye; 5 Step-daughters- Nora Archer, Dorothy (Ivey) Walters, Rose (Bill) Sherrill, Sarah (Paul) Sharpton, Martha (Steve) West; 1 Brother- Raymond (Gayle) Willis; and Numerous Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, and Great-Great-Grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to ARK Hospice, 101 Grace Dr. Easley, S.C. 29640.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.  Please sign the register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Horace Marion Willis, husband of Kathleen DOOLITTLE of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line and second, Ruby L. INGLET, son of Bennie Lee DOOLITTLE and Thomas Jennings (Tom) Willis

Mr. Horace Marion Willis, 88, of Flat Rock Rd., died April 18, 2014 at his residence.  Graveside at Red Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mr. Willis was a native of Edgefield County and a member of Red Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was retired from Graniteville Company. Mr. Willis was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.  Survivors include 3 Sons- Paul (Linda) Willis, Roy ( Bertie) Willis, Harold (Ruth) Willis; 1 Step-son- Clifford Roye; 5 Step-daughters- Nora Archer, Dorothy (Ivey) Walters, Rose (Bill) Sherrill, Sarah (Paul) Sharpton, Martha (Steve) West; 1 Brother- Raymond (Gayle) Willis; and Numerous Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, and Great-Great-Grandchildren.  Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.

Michael E. Stancel, Sr., first husband of Pamela Charisse McGEE  Stancel Thompson of the Benjamin Ouzts Line, son of Lois BRADLEY and Rev. Clifton E. Stancel

SALUDA SC - Mr. Michael E. Stancel, 64, entered into rest on Wednesday, morning, April 9th, 2014, following a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Born in McCormick SC, he was a son of Lois Bradley Stancel, Clearwater SC, and the late Rev. Clifton E. Stancel. A Vietnam veteran, he proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1969 until 1973, earning the rank of sergeant. Following his discharge from the Marine Corps, he began his career in law enforcement. He had been a resident of Saluda since 1973, where he had formerly served as Chief of Police. After he retired from the Saluda Police Department, he owned and operated Aspen Investigations. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and looked forward to his annual hunting trip out west. He was a member of Faith Independent Baptist Church, was a lifetime member of the DAV and was a member an avid supporter of the NRA. In addition to his parents, family members include, sons, Michael E. Stancel, II and daughter-in-law, Kristina, Aiken SC, and Robert Douglas Stancel, Monetta SC; brother, Roger (Nancy) Stancel, Graniteville SC, and the late James Clifton Stancel, and grandchildren, Anna Grace and Christopher Stancel. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 12th, 2014, at 11 o'clock at Faith Independent Baptist Church, Bath SC, with Pastor Michael Brendel officiating and lifelong friends, George Booth and James Cook speaking. Pallbearers at the church will be J.D. McDaniel, Mark Allgood, Steve Epely, Jason Booth, Lee Morris and Kess Holmes. Interment with full military honors provided by a United States Marine Corps Honor Guard will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville SC. A message of condolence for the family and memories may be shared by visiting www.HatcherFuneralHome.com. It has been requested that memorials be made to Faith Independent Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1 Bath SC 29816. The family will greet friends on Friday, April 11th, 2014, from 5 until 8 o'clock at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley SC.

William Talbert (Billy Mac) McDowell, son of Bernice Arlene STILL and James Allen McDowell of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, husband of Grace Delilah ELLIS McDowell

William "Billy Mac" McDowell, 65, of 109 Stoker Road, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his home. Born in Edgefield, he was a son of the late Allen and Bernice Still McDowell. He was a self-employed mechanic and loved drag racing. Billy was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. A man of great strength and few words devoted to his country and his family, he gave all. A friend to many, he was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need, he will be missed beyond measure. Surviving are his wife, Delilah of the home; one daughter, Grace McDowell of Greenwood; three sons, Mark, Max, and Michael McDowell, all of Greenwood; four granddaughters, Emma, Marissa, Bella, and Madison McDowell, all of Greenwood; and one grandson, Damien McDowell of Greenwood. He leaves behind two brothers, Clyde McDowell of Hartwell, GA, and Roger McDowell of Ninety Six. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold McDowell. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason McCary officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family respectfully requests flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Emma Gray Fund c/o Delilah McDowell; 109 Stoker Road, Greenwood 29646. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Marvin Hughes (Hugh) Worthey, son of Verna D. (Verner) HUGHES and Lawton A. Worthy of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, and husband of Connie Elizabeth TUCKER Worthey

Marvin H. "Hugh" Worthey, 68, entered into eternal peace Friday, April 4, 2014 at his home with family by his side. He was the only son of the late Lawton A. and Verna Hughes Worthey and was former owner & operator of Worthey ABC and Ned's Senator's Club.  He leaves to cherish and celebrate his life, his love of 50 years, Connie; his pride and joy, three sons Marvin H. Jr. "Mark" and wife Tracey Worthey of Lexington, Travis and wife Stacie Worthey of Irmo and Bryan and wife Jennifer Worthey of Greenwood. Three grandchildren, whom he adored, Cole, Hayden and Elisabeth; in laws, Karen and Mike Meredith, who gave him aid and comfort.  A niece and nephew, Jennifer Johnston and Michael Meredith.  A dear cousin, Norma Gatlin, friend and nurse, Elaine Reed, and several cousins whom he loved dearly.  Hugh loved hunting and was a true Gamecock fan.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11AM Monday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dennis Reynolds officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Mike Stevenson, Paul David, Dr. Edward McCallum, Mike Wilkie, Jack Turner and Ty Goldman.  Honorary escort will be Butch Dykes, Emma Wrightman, Jan Rushton, Lynn Hutchenson, Karen Wilkie, Darrell Shinnal, Larry Stewart, Clarence Young, Harry Porter, Jim Harmon, Jim Evans and Jim Lawrence.  The family is at the home on Trestle Road and will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 Sunday evening. They family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. John Holman, the staff of Self Regional Medical Center and Hospice Care of the Piedmont for their sincere care and compassion during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers memorials made be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood 29646 or to the American Cancer Society of 303 West Alexander Ave.  Greenwood 29646.  Blyth Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Worthey family.

Wanora Faye (Wonna) COLLINS Turner, widow of Ray Beaman Turner, Sr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, and daughter of Jessie Amanda VAUGHN and Burrell Collins

Wonna Faye Collins Turner, 87, formerly of 95 Lowell Street, Ninety Six, widow of Beaman Turner, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at NHC of Greenwood. Born in Abbeville, she was a daughter of the late Burrell Collins and Jessie Vaughn Collins. Faye worked for Greenwood Mills-Ninety Six Plant for 24 years and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. She retired
from Capsugel and was a member of Ninety Six Church of God where she was in the Ladies Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Sharpe; and by two brothers, Roger Collins and George Collins. Surviving are a son, Ray B. Turner, Jr. and his wife Louise, of Greenwood; three daughters, Vera Ridlehoover, Lois Chastain and her husband, Rick, all of Ninety Six and Doris Emasie and her husband Tom, of Lexington; son-in-law, Billy Sharpe of Turbeville; two sisters, Lillie Knight and June Williamson, both of Charleston; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Davis officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be the grandchildren. The family will receive friends before the service at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. The family is at the home, 95 Lowell Street, Ninety Six. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Minnie Odessa OUZTS Cook, daughter of Minnie Alice WOOD and Daniel Bell (Dee) Ouzts of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, widow of Edwin David (Ed) Cook

Edgefield SC - Mrs. Odessa Ouzts Cook, 101, widow of Edwin David (Ed) Cook died Monday March31, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Edgefield County and lived the past several years at Trinity Mission Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of the Edgefield Church of God. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday April 4, 2014 at Friendship Pentecostal Holiness Church on highway 178 in Greenwood SC with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 2:00 p. m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. She was born November 7, 1912 in Edgefield SC. She is the daughter of the late Daniel Bell Ouzts and Minnie Alice Woods Ouzts. "Death had a momentary victory as she passed from this world into the heavenly realms in the presence of the Eternal Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Never again will Odessa Cook know discouragement or sorrow or weakness. She is safe. She is home. All her hopes and expectations are present realities beyond all she could ever dream or imagine. No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him". Her life is just beginning. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Ray Cook (Dot) of Charleston, SC and Frank Keith Cook (Janice) of Ninety Six SC: nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson and one sister Dorothy Mixon Wofford of Johnston SC. She is predeceased by one son Gerald Darwin Cook. Memorials may be made to Friendship Church Cemetery Fund at 9407 Highway 178 S, Saluda SC 29139. Please sign the register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Betty Jean ADAMS Mahlstedt, daughter of Hattie M. BERRY and James Pickens (J.P.) Adams of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, wife of Nickolaus Heinrich Mahlstedt, Sr.

Greenville SC - Betty Jean Adams Mahlstedt, 82, wife of Nickolaus H. Mahlstedt Jr. of Greenville SC, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, March 28, 2014. Born in Saluda County, she was the daughter of the late James Pinckney and Hattie Berry Adams of Saluda
SC. She was a graduate Newberry College, a former Miss Saluda, and founder of The Piedmont Council for Prevention of Child Abuse. Surviving are her husband and three children, Rick Mahlstedt, Lisa Henderson (David), and Jay Mahlstedt and five grandchildren, Maggie Mahlstedt, Nickolaus, A.J., Megan, and Abby Henderson. Mrs. Mahlstedt was preceded
in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, March 31, 2014 at Bethany United Methodist Church, Bethany Rd., Saluda SC 29138 with Rev. Ken Freeman officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 Monday in the church. She was a loving wife and mother and will be dearly missed. Ramey Funeral Home is in Charge of arrangements.

Amanda Gayle Anderson, daughter of Brenda HARE of the Henry Ouzts Line and Charles R. Anderson

LEESVILLE SC - Amanda Gayle Anderson, 32, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 28, in the Milton Shealy Funeral Home chapel with interment in Ridge Crest Memorial Park with Rev. Rick Scott and Rev. Robert Patterson. Pallbearers will be Dell Anderson, Terry Anderson, Bobby Anderson, Brandon Whitman, Allen Johnson, Jr., Zachary Johnson, Adam Steele and Anthony Steele. Mrs. Anderson was born in Richland County, daughter of Charles R. and Brenda H. Anderson. Surviving are her parents, Charles R. and Brenda H. Anderson; daughter, Natalie Faye Anderson; grandmother, Mary S. Smith; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles, and great aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by grandfather, Charles W. Anderson; grandparents, Leon and Lathalie Hare; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Hare, Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Anderson, Myrtle Lee Quattlebaum, Elton Quattlebaum, and Mr. and Mrs. Almon Sease. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hulon Baptist Church Kingdom Kids, 133 Hulon Baptist Church, Batesburg, SC 28006. The family will receive friends from 6:00 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Milton Shealy Funeral Home, other times at the home of her parents. Condolences may be expressed at miltonshealy.com. The State on Mar. 27, 2014.

Julian Earl Garrett, Sr., son of Vannie Mae FAULKNER of the George Ouzts Line and George Van Garrett, widower of Ruby JOHNSON Garrett

Julian Earl Garrett, Sr., 87, resident of 609 Marshall Road, widower of Ruby Johnson Garrett, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at Hospice House.  Born in Greenwood, October 11, 1926, he was a son of the late George Van and Vannie Mae Faulkner Garrett. Mr. Garrett was a graduate of Greenwood High School and the Greenwood College of Commerce. A World War II Veteran, Mr. Garrett served in the US Navy and retired from the US Air Force Reserve obtaining the rank of Master Sergeant. He was retired from the US Postal Service after twenty years where he was a mail clerk and postal carrier.  Mr. Garrett formerly served on the Greenwood County Planning Board and had served on the Greenwood City Council for twelve years. He was a sixty year member of Joppa Masonic Lodge, now Friendship Masonic Lodge#25 and was a member of Greenwood York Rite Bodies.   A member of Lowell Street United Methodist Church, Mr. Garrett was a member of the Men's Bible Class and had formerly taught Sunday school, served as a Lay Leader and had served in various other capacities throughout the church.  He was a loving father and grandfather and never missed an opportunity to encourage someone if he had a chance.  Surviving are a daughter, Anna G. Dominick and husband Rhett of Greenwood; a son, Julian E. Garrett, II and wife Laura of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Leslie D. Burden and husband Clint and Elizabeth Dominick, both of Greenwood, Evan Garrett and wife Katherine of Augusta, GA and Julie Ann Garrett of Waterloo; a sister, Dorothy G. Dove of Gray, GA; sisters-in-law, Winnie Johnson and Mildred Dukes; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 AM from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mary Jane Shoemaker and Reverend James Davis officiating. Burial will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park. Masonic Rites will be conducted Wednesday at 5:00 PM at the funeral home, followed by visitation from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM.  The family is at their respective homes. Those desiring may make memorials to Lowell Street United Methodist Church, 300 Lowell Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646.

Robert Calvin (Bob) Corley, PhD, son of Blanche WOODLE and Everett Maurice Corley of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, husband of Geneva Thisbe (Bee) DESARRO Corley

Robert C. Corley, of Lancaster CA, born 1934, passed away March 23, 2014 in Lancaster CA.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bee; son, Dan, and daughter Libby; two brothers, Dr. Allen Corley and Dr. Bill Corley; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, grand nephews and grandnieces. He received his Bachelor's degree from the Citadel where he was commissioned in the Air Force, a Master's degree in chemistry from Duke University and a Doctorate degree in chemistry from the University of California in Riverside. In 1958 Bob was assigned, as a Lieutenant in the Air Force, to the Rocket Site on Edwards AFB CA. He met Bee and they were married in 1960. He worked at the Rocket Site  for three years and then left the Air Force in 1961 to return to the south. In 1966 he returned to Edwards AFB for a civil service career in rocket propulsion. His specialty was chemistry and material science and he worked with rocket propulsion experts in the Dept. of Defense, NASA,  industry and foreign governments. He held high-level positions in many national and international organizations. He rose to the rank of Chief Scientist. His first retirement was in 2000 but he remained at the Rocket Site as a civilian technical advisor until his final  retirement in 2011. Bob will be cremated and his cremains privately scattered. At his specific request there will be no formal visitation, memorial or funeral services and no donations in his name are requested. His family and friends are well aware that one action will not be frowned upon-a private and quiet raising of a glass for a toast to the fun Bob had on this earth and the things he accomplished.

William Herman (Bill) Sandifer, Jr., son of Lula TIMMERMAN of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line and William Herman Sandifer, Sr., husband of Henri DUKES

William "Bill" Herman Sandifer Jr. ORANGEBURG - William "Bill" Herman Sandifer, Jr., 62, of Orangeburg, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, in Dukes-Harley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home. Bill was born June 11, 1951, in Savannah. He was the son of the late William H. Sandifer and Lula Timmerman Sandifer. He was a graduate of Orangeburg High School and received a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina. He retired from South Carolina Bank and Trust where he worked as a financial advisor. He was a member of First Baptist Church, the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, and the Orangeburg Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Henri Dukes Sandifer of the home; two daughters, Betsy Chesney (Toby) of Raleigh NC, and English Flack (Jon) of Nashville TN; and a son, Aaron Chapman (Lori) of Ashville NC; four grandchildren; and number of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Bill's memory to Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Drive, Columbia SC 29205. Condolences may be expressed at www.dukesharleyfuneralhome.com Dukes-Harley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  The State on Mar. 20, 2014.

Lila Mae LOWERY Adams, daughter of Lucia Elizabeth GOODMAN and James Arthur Lowery of the Elizabeth Ouzts Lowery Ouzts Line, widow of Samuel Loran (Sam) Adams

Lila Mae Lowery Adams, wife of the late Samuel L. Adams died March 21, 2014. She was the daughter of the late James Arthur Lowery and the late Lucia Goodman L. Collier and step-daughter of the late Tom W. Collier. She is survived by one daughter, Donna Marie Perry and husband Tom, of Newberry SC and one son, Arthur Loran Adams and wife Lisa of West Columbia SC, two granddaughters Meghan Marie Perry of Brooklyn NY and Ashley Nicole Adams of West Columbia, one sister, Myrtle L. Smith of Greenwood, and three nieces Jamie L. Carson, Terina L. Harvely and Toni S. Eddy. She was a graduate of Ninety Six High School and Davis Beauty College; Past Worthy Matron of Rosa Lipscomb Chapter Order of Eastern Star; Past President and Treasurer of Sidney Drive Club. She was a member of Woodfields Baptist Church for the past 46 years and previously served as Secretary of the Rebekah Sunday School class and as Treasurer of Woodfields Senior Pals, Prayer Warrior at Woodfields Baptist and various other positions. She was also active in the community, having served as a Board of Director for the Grendel Village Association and held positions as Vice President and Treasurer. Most recently she was a volunteer at Greater Greenwood United Ministries. Services will be held at Blyth Funeral Home 4:00 PM Sunday with Rev Sam Thomason officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. The Family will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 6:00 to 7:30 Saturday evening. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Woodfields Baptist Church, 1715 Marshall Road, Greenwood SC 29646 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646.

Mary Nancy CHAPPELL Coats, daughter of Mary Emma OUZTS of the Peter Ouzts II Line and Thomas Ellerbee Chappell, wife of Robert (Spott) Coats

NEWBERRY - Mary Nancy Coats, 72, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born July 28, 1941, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Ellerbee and Mary Ouzts Chappell. She had retired from Kayser-Roth Corporation and had presently been working for Wal-Mart in the Lawn and Garden Department. She was a member of Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Spott" Coats; a daughter, Karen (Jerry) Kinard of Newberry; a son, Bobby (Angela) Coats of Newberry; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service will held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church by the Rev. Dr. Mary Havens and Vicar Josh Morgan. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Mayer Memorial Lutheran Church General Fund, 1307 Drayton Street, Newberry SC 29108 or to the Newberry Hospital Volunteers, 2669 Kinard Street, Newberry, SC 29108. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is entrusted. www.mcswainevans.com in The State, Mar. 15, 2014.

Harold Fred Francis, husband of Essie Lee SMITH Miller Francis of the Peter Ouzts II Line, son of Florrie CRAVEN and Eugene Palmer Francis

NINETY SIX — Harold Fred Francis, 86, of 119 Watts Bridge Road, husband of Essie Smith Miller Francis, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Charleston, he was the son of the late Eugene Palmer and Florrie Craven Francis. Harold was a U. S. Navy veteran of WWII, and a member of the American Legion, VFW in Charleston and DAV. He was a self employed locksmith. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marion Brown and Shirley Francis. Surviving are his wife of the home; children, Daniel Floyd Miller, Jr. (Becky) of Batesburg, Rev. Jerry Lee Miller (Vickie) of Duncan, Jo Ann Wooten (Dan) of Clinton and Janice Burdette (Terry) of Waterloo; a sister, Betty Jones of Summerville; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Elmwood Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Rodgers officiating. The family is at the home. Harley Funeral Home & Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.

Emma Lucille MURRAY Wood, daughter of Eva Bell DORN and Lonnie Lawrence Murray of the Isaac Ouzts Line, widow of Joel Edward Wood of the George Ouzts Line

Emma Murray Wood, 94, widow of Joel Edward Wood, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Laurel Baye HealthCare of Greenville. Born in Edgefield, she was a lifelong resident of Greenwood. Mrs. Wood was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Eva Dorn Murray. Surviving are her daughter, Emma Jo and husband, Rev. Van Thomas of Taylors; a brother, Vernon and wife, Inez Murray of Ninety Six; two grandchildren, Treva Thomas Hamlin of Rock Hill and Van B. III and wife, Stacey Thomas of Simpsonville; five great-grandsons, Hunter, Alex and Hayden Hamlin; Grayson and Landon Thomas. She was also predeceased by brothers, Paul Murray and Yancey Murray; sister, Latrelle Berry and great-grandson, Thomas Garrison Hamlin. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 Wednesday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with Rev. Van Thomas and Rev. Louie Murray officiating. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1 to 2 Wednesday afternoon. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association SC Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Anderson SC 29621.

Charles Junior Yates, husband of Vickie Carolyn MILLER Yates of the Daniel Ouzts Line, son of Bessie Viola WILLIAMS and Fredrick Prince (Bill) Yates

Charles Yates, 71, of 111 Hailey Court, husband of Vicki Miller Yates, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at his home. Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Fredrick "Bill" Prince Yates and Bessie Viola Williams Yates. Charles was a U. S. Army veteran and retired from Moore Business Forms. He was a member of Parkland and Star Fort Golf Club. Charles was of the
Christian faith. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Sexton and Sylvia Garren; and two brothers, Jerry Yates and Billy Yates. Surviving are a son, Charles Andrew "Drew" Yates of Charlotte NC; a daughter, Kristi Holloway of Greenwood; five sisters, Betty Barger, Rachel Harrison, Nancy Harter, all of Greenwood, Jackie Covington of Ninety Six and Melissa Jimenez of NC; two brothers, Leonard Yates and Prince Yates, both of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Makenzie Holloway and Bratcher Holloway; one great-grandson, Stuart Gottesman; and two special grandchildren, L. J. and Lonna Ann Holloway. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Craig McDaniel officiating. Flowers may be sent or memorials may be made to Ark Hospice, 310-H Calhoun Avenue, Greenwood SC 29649. The family is at the home. Harley Funeral Home & Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.

Anna Rebecca TIMMERMAN Gowan, daughter of Lillia Manassas JESTER and Jesse Clifton Timmerman of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, widow of James Byron (Connie) Gowan

NEWBERRY - Anna Rebecca Timmerman Gowan, 99, of 11349 S.C. Highway 121, Newberry, died March 2, 2014 at Springfield Place, Newberry. She was born on December 15, 1914 in Kirksey SC, in Greenwood County, a daughter of the late J. Clifton and Lillia Jester Timmerman. She attended Kirksey schools and graduated from Greenwood High School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lander College in Greenwood on May 27, 1935. She taught school in South Carolina for 42 years. After retiring from teaching, she worked as CEO Manger for the Globe Finance Co. in Newberry. Mrs. Gowan was a member of Glenn St. Baptist Church where she took part in all the meetings associated with the church. She is survived by two nephews, Dabney “Bubba” Timmerman of Myrtle Beach and Robert C. Timmerman of North Augusta; and a niece, Jeannie T. Willingham of Bowling Green KY. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, J.B. “Connie” Gowan. Interment in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry.

Glensie ADAMS Devore, widow of Irvin Johnson (Pee Wee) DeVore, Sr. of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, daughter of Cora Lee McDONALD & Eldred Patrick Adams

CRESTVIEW FL - Glensie Adams Devore, 86, formerly of Augusta, died in Crestview FL on February 25, 2014. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park with an Eastern Star graveside service. Mrs. Devore was a native of Montgomery County, Kibbee GA near Vidalia but had lived in Augusta since 1951. She was a member of Warren Baptist Church, member of the Seeker Sunday School class in the singles 3 department, the Sanctuary Choir, Women's Missionary Society and a member of the Prayer Warriors group of the church. She along with her late husband, Irvin, found and organized the Southern Gospel Singers. She was a member of the Elizabeth Chapter #43 Order of the Eastern Star having served as Worthy Matron three times for her Chapter, Grand Martha of the Grand Chapter - State of Georgia and various other state offices and committees. She was a member of the Past Matrons and Past Patrons club of Augusta having served as President of the club. She retired from Atlanta Gas Company after 27 years of service, then becoming a member of the Retiree's Club, having served as President, Vice President and Secretary of the club. She was a member of the Augusta chapter of Senior Friends. She was a volunteer for Augusta Regional Hospital, Senior Friends activities, St. Joseph Hospital Hospice and Veteran's Hospital. She is survived by her son, Glen I Devore (Sandy), of Pensacola FL, two grandsons, Joshua Devore of Augusta and Dustin Devore of Navarre FL, and several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Irvin J Devore, and brothers, Cleveland P Adams, Eustis Adams and Marvin Adams.  Platt’s Funeral Home.

Carl Alton Ouzts, son of Janie RAMBO and Ralph Brantley Ouzts of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Nary Irene HENDERSON

Carl Alton Ouzts, 86, of Maitland FL went home to the Lord on 2/24/14.  He is a son of the late Mr. Ralph Brantley (Janie) Ouzts of Greenwood County SC.  He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years. Mary Irene Henderson Ouzts, Maitland FL. He is also survived by his 3 children, Barney Alton Ouzts, McCormick SC, Shirley Ouzts Hill (Billy), St. Cloud FL, and Peggy Ouzts Galphin, Ninety Six SC. He was blessed with 5 grandchildren. Shannon Hill Kitchen (Deeb-Paul), Ft. Myers, Christen Hill Haaland (Aaron), Winter Park, the late Jordan Allen Galphin, Ninety Six SC, Carla Camak Galphin, Ninety Six, Maitland FL, and Emily Jane Galphin, Ninety Six SC. He also had 2 great granddaughters, Sariya Deeb Kitchen, Ft. Myers FL and Alison Blaire Haaland, Winter Park FL. Carl proudly served his country in the US Air Force in Japan and the Philippines. A fine Christian man serving God faithfully as deacon for 60 years, most recently at his beloved First Baptist Maitland where he has been a member for 40 years. He was a generous, honest, hardworking and spiritual man with a sense of humor. Retiring from the USDA where he worked as an Analytical Statistician. He was a graduate of Clemson Univ and a "Golden Tiger" alumnae. He was an avid golfer, earning 2 holes in one. Standing 6'5" he had a gentle nature, high moral standards, and a love for God and others.  He will be missed by all who knew him and we rejoice that we will one day meet in heaven. Carl is also survived by his brother Cecil Ouzts (Sadie Mae), Plant City, FL and 2 sisters, Frankie Ouzts Sharpe (Leonard), Gilbert SC, and Miriam Ouzts Raybourn Butler (Huey),Columbia MS. He was predeceased by 5 siblings, Julian Ouzts, Alleene Ouzts McCormack, Monty Ouzts, Edward Ouzts, and Daisy Ouzts Cuatt.  A memorial Service will be at 4:00 Sat. 3/1/14, First Baptist Maitland and funeral services will take place in McCormick SC at McCormick Baptist Church 3/6/14.

Sage Alexandra PARNELL, daughter of Brooklyn Laura RHODES of the Henry Ouzts Line and Steven Alexander Parnell

Sage Alexandra Parnell, infant daughter of Steven Alexander and Brooklyn Rhodes Parnell, died February 23, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center. Her family has their church membership at First Baptist Church of Ninety Six. Surviving in addition to her mother and father of 120 Summer Road in Ninety Six, are her maternal grandparents, Dawn and Greg Rhodes of Ninety Six and her paternal grandparents, Jerry and Amanda Capps Parnell of Ninety Six. A memorial service at a later date.

Judy FREELAND Hirsch Phillips Hallman, daughter of Annie Mae DAVIS and James Furman Freeland of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of Walter Blaine (Wally) Hirsch, Wayne Christopher Phillips, Sr., and Raymond Keith Hallman

Judy Freeland Phillips, 67, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 23, 2014.  Born in and a lifelong resident of Saluda County and a daughter of the late, James Furman and Annie Mae Davis Freeland, she was preceded in death by her life partner, Keith Hallman. Judy loved to serve people as a waitress throughout her life.  She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a wonderful strong Christian woman.  We have peace in knowing that she is not hurting anymore and she is in heaven with Jesus and her loved ones. Judy would strongly urge people to quit smoking.  Surviving are her children, Crystal (Bennie) Arnold of Saluda, Chris Phillips of Saluda-Leesville, Lisa (Robert) Saunders of Leesville, a brother, James Randy Freeland of Saluda, a sister, Frances Drummond of Greenwood, five grandchildren, Heather Arnold of Saluda, Larue Arnold of Saluda, Krystal Risinger of Leesville, Brandon Saunders of Leesville and Constance Saunders Fitcher of Leesville, four great grandchildren, Trenton Risinger, Trevor Risinger, Karlee Fitcher and Kendall Fitcher and several nieces and nephews.  Judy was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil Freeland and Eugene Freeland.  A Celebration of her life will be held from 5 until 8 pm, Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at her daughter's home, Crystal Arnold, 801 May Rd, Saluda SC. along with visitation. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Judy Phillips Memorial Fund c/o Palmetto Bank, 207 Cambridge St. N., Ninety Six SC 29666 or to Hospice Care of Tri-County, 13795 C.R. Koon Hwy., Newberry SC 29108.

Bertha Florella (Flora) CHRISTIAN Smith, widow of Carroll Brooks Smith of the George Ouzts Line, and daughter of Clara Elizabeth SEYMOUR and J. G. (Ebb) Christian

Bertha Florella Christian Smith, 99, of 1904 Montague Ave. Ext., widow of Carroll B. Smith, died Friday, February 21, 2014.  Born in Elbert County GA, she was the daughter of the late Ebb and Clara Seymour Christian.   Florella was a homemaker and a member of Providence Baptist Church where she was in the Sudie Milford Sunday school class.  Surviving is a daughter, Pat Morrow of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Brooks Morrow of Clemson and David Morrow of Greenwood; and three great-granddaughters, Emily Morrow, Dakota Morrow and Mollie Morrow. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jeff Lethco officiating.  The family will receive friends at Harley Funeral Home Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  Memorials may be sent to North Side Baptist Church, 409 North Side Drive West, Greenwood SC 29649 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Vernon Colton (Buck Shaffer, son of Mary Frances BRIDGES and Colton Pennington Shaffer of the Henry Ouzts Line, widower of Martha Jo ORMOND and husband of Bobbie STEWART

Funeral services for Vernon Colton "Buck" Shaffer will be held Monday, February 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Minden LA. Officiating will be Rev. John Cannon. Interment will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Gibsland LA under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Mr. Shaffer was born April 16, 1933 in Gibsland and entered into rest February 22, 2014 in Shreveport LA.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Louisiana Tech University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  He was cofounder of the CPA firm Shaffer and Cloud (now Shaffer, Branch and McDaniel) in 1960.  He was still an active partner at the time of his death. He was involved in the Minden's Lion Club and a member of First United Methodist Church in Minden.  His first wife Martha Ormond Shaffer preceded him death.  He is survived by his wife Mrs. Bobbie Stewart Shaffer of Minden, son Dr. Vernon C. Shaffer, Jr. and wife Patti of Texarkana TX, daughters Melissa S. Chambers and husband Mike of Stafford TX, Cindy S. James and husband Mike of Collinsville OK, sisters Joyce Lilly of Gibsland, Gloria "Cookie" Coffey of Baton Rouge, brother Harvey Shaffer of Baton Rouge, grandchildren Megan S. Menefee, Daniel Chambers, Benjamin Chambers, Lauren Chambers, Emily James and Laura James.  Honorary pallbearers will be Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church of Minden.

Marie Henrietta RISINGER Ouzts, former wife of Wiley Griffin Ouzts III of the Daniel Ouzts Line, daughter of Mary Lou and Henry Otis Risinger

CAYCE - Memorial service for Marie Henrietta Ouzts, 75, will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday February 20th, 2014, in the Barr-Price Funeral Home Chapel located at 609 Northwood Road, Lexington, SC 29072. The service will be conducted by Pastor Terris Deas and memorials may be made to River of Life Christian Fellowship, 2501 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169. Visitation with the family will follow after the service. Ms. Marie Ouzts passed away on Friday, Feb. 14th, 2014. Born in Jacksonville, FL, she was a daughter of the late Mary Lou and Henry Otis Risinger. She was a member of River of Life Church and WOTC Temperance Council. She retired from Baptist Hospital. Survivors include her two daughters, Allyson Crouch and Cheryl McNeill, former husband, Wiley Ouzts, siblings, Terris Deas, Nelda Laird, and Dan Risinger. She had three grandchildren, Brandon Phillips, Christian McNeill and Elizabeth Lindler. She was predeceased by her siblings, David Risinger and Betty Elkin. www.barr-price.com 803-356-4411.  The State, Feb. 19, 2014

Gloria Frances WALDRUP Walls, daughter of Ruth Henley COX and Elbert Lamar Waldrup, Sr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, wife of William Otis Walls

Gloria Walls, age 67, former wife of the late William Otis Walls, passed away on February 15, 2014 at AnMed Health Medical Center.  Born in Anderson SC on May 28, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Elbert "Slim" Lamar Waldrup, Sr., and the late Ruth Cox Waldrup. She was retired from Ellenburg Nursing Home as a nursing assistant for 20 years.  She is survived by her sons; Michael Walls (Oana) of Moore SC, Mark Walls (Kelli) of Palm Harbor FL; daughters, Cathy Gray of Anderson SC, Sandy Blackwell of Easley SC; brother, Thomas Hall Waldrup of Woodruff SC; sisters, Clarice Waldrup Griffin of Elizabethtown KY, Elaine Waldrup Gilbert of Anderson SC, Nancy Waldrup Arnold, Piedmont SC, Carolyn Waldrup Kelley of Townville SC, Edna Waldrup Bratcher of Honea Path SC and Diane Waldrup of Anderson SC; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and former husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers; Elbert Lamar Waldrup, Jr. and Harold "Snook" Waldrup; one sister, Martha Waldrup Hanks. The McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Anderson SC.  Anderson Independent-Mail,  Feb. 16, 2014.

Lorene ELLIOTT Lawton Florence, daughter of Essie Mae MEREDITH and Lewis James Elliott of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of Oliver (Red) Lawton and Earl Norman Florence

CROSS HILL - Lorene Elliott Florence, 73, resident of 662 Lakeview Farm Road, widow of Earl Norman Florence, died February 13, 2014 at Hospice House in Greenwood. Born in Anderson County, January 8, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Essie Meredith Elliott. Mrs. Florence retired from Monsanto after over 40 years of service and was a volunteer with the Greenwood Soup Kitchen. She attended Jordan Memorial Baptist Church. Surviving are
a daughter, Sharon Lawton of Greenwood; two sons, Daniel James Lawton and wife Ann of Greenwood and Rusty Lawton and wife Aileen of Newberry; a step-daughter, Lori Florence of Greenwood; one sister, Judy Alexander and husband Kirk of Greenwood; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and a special friend, Tom Arnold of Greenwood. Mrs. Florence was twice married, first to the late Oliver “Red” Lawton, Jr. and was also predeceased by a daughter, Susan Elaine Lawton and a sister, Gail Bledsoe. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Barrett Alewine officiating. Entombment will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Stan Carper, Kirk Alexander, Carroll Bledsoe, Carroll Powell, Scott Bledsoe and Ricky Bledsoe. The family is at the home of Judy and Kirk Alexander, 128 Rutledge Road in Forest Hills and will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 6 Saturday afternoon. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to the Greenwood Humane Society, PO Box 49776, Greenwood, SC 29649 or to the Greenwood Soup Kitchen, 929 Phoenix Street, Greenwood, SC 29646. For online condolences visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Florence family.

Jimmy Ray Smith, second husband of Martha Frances QUARLES of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, son of Lessie FINCH and Ivey Dumont Smith

Edgefield SC - Mr. Jimmy Ray Smith, of Thurmond St., husband of Sandra M. Smith, died Wednesday February 12, 2014 at University Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Winston-Salem NC. Mr. Smith was a native of Winston-Salem and of the Baptist Faith. He was the son of Ivey Dumont and Lessie Finch Smith of Winston-Salem. He was a Retired Supervisor for the Edgefield County Dept. of Health and Human Services.  Survivors include his wife, his parents; 1 step-daughter - Martha Darlene Horne, Abbeville. Mr. Smith was predeceased by a son - Hamp Dumont Smith. Memorials may be made to the Edgefield County Hospital, P.O. Box 590 Edgefield SC 29824, the First Baptist Church Men's Ministry, P.O. Box 624 Edgefield SC 29824, or the American Cancer Society for Leukemia Research. The Family will receive friends after the memorial service at the funeral home. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Ola Elizabeth COOK Ouzts, widow of Wilmer Fred Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Ommie Caroline (Mamie) MAHALA and Seth Dee Cook

Ware Shoals, SC - Ola Elizabeth Cook Ouzts, 96, widow of Wilmer Fred Ouzts of 11 Green Acres Drive died February 6, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center.  She was born in Ware Shoals, a daughter of the late Seth D. and Mamie Mahala Cook.  She was a member of Ware Shoals First Baptist Church.  Surviving are: one daughter, Janice O. Bird and husband, Roger of Ware Shoals, two sisters, Blanche Jones and Barbara Marsh both of Ware Shoals.  She was pre-deceased by brothers, John D. Cook and Paul Cook and five sisters, Catherine Owens, Sherden Pulley, Evelyn Hewitt, Rachel Pitts, and Annie Lee Davis.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2 pm at The First Baptist Church with Rev. Leon Jones and Rev. Dr. Floyd Parker officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  The family will be at the home of her daughter, Janice Bird and will receive friends Saturday 1-2 pm at the church. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 449, Ware Shoals SC or to Teleios Ministry, 28 Eula St., Greenville SC 29609.

Mary Juanita LAGRONE Phillips Sinnott, daughter of Sarah DILLASHAW and Marshall Neil (Meroholt) Lagrone, Sr. of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, widow of William Wallace (Bill) Sinnott

Juanita Lagrone Sinnott, 72, resident of Knottingham Lane, widow of William W. "Bill" Sinnott, died February 4, 2014 at Hospice House.  Born in Greenwood, February 22, 1941, she was a daughter of the late M. Neil and Sarah Dillashaw Lagrone. Juanita was a 1959 graduate of Greenwood High School and was retired from Tyco/ Kendall Healthcare, now Coviden.  She was a member of Lowell Street United Methodist Church where served as church pianist for many years. Surviving are two daughters, Donna Haidar of The Woodlands, Texas and Toni Haralson Badger and husband Randy of Hodges; a brother, Marshall and wife Linda Lagrone of Greenwood; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a step-son, Patrick Sinnott. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon Thursday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Waldrep officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  The family is at the home and will receive friends at the funeral home from 11AM to 12 Noon Thursday. In lieu of flowers memorials are to be made to Lowell Street United Methodist Church, 300 Lowell Street, Greenwood SC 29646 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646.

Harry Cowan, husband of Mary Alice HORNE of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, son of Aurie McClain and Walter Lynwood Cowan, Sr.

Harley Funeral Home remembers Harry Cowan in Greenwood SC.  Harry Cowan, 81, of 116 Augusta Circle, husband of Mary Horne Cowan, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Center.  Born in Aiken County, he was the son of the late Walter Lynwood and Aurie McClain Cowan. He was employed by Abney and Greenwood Mills and was a member of Abney Memorial Baptist Church.  Harry was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.  Surviving are his wife, of the home; three sons, Thomas Cowan (Sharon) of Greenwood, Johnny Cowan (Sherry) of Cross Hill, and Bobby Cowan of Greenwood; six grandchildren, Taylor Cowan, Matthew Cowan, Alexa Cowan, Paige Cowan, Jeannie Brown, and Tony Godfrey.   He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Samantha Cowan.  Pallbearers will be Wayne Cowan, Randy Cowan, Mark Riddle, Ray Giacomel, Jimmy Burton Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at Harley Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Ouzts and the Rev. Wendell Bannister officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday.  Pallbearers will be Wayne Cowan, Randy Cowan, Mark Riddle, Ray Giacomel, Jimmy Burton and Mike Thigpen.  Honorary escort will be Dennis Easley, Brent Bennett and Steve Seigler.  Memorials may be made to Hospice House; 408 W Alexander Ave, Greenwood SC 29646 or Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Center; 4605 Belton Hwy, Anderson SC 29621.

Chester Pierce (Whitey) Ouzts, Sr., son of Nella Taft (Nellie) DORN and Franklin Pierce Ouzts of the Peter Ouzts II Line, husband of Patricia Ann (Patsy) HORNE Ouzts

NINETY SIX - Chester Pierce “Whitey” Ouzts, Sr., 77, of 1723 Martin Town Rd., Ninety Six, husband of Patricia Ann Horne Ouzts, died Monday, February 3, 2014, at Hospice House.  Born in Edgefield, he was a son of the late Franklin Pierce and Nella Taft Dorn Ouzts. He retired from Carolina Pride after 32 years of service and retired from the National Guard after 24 years of service. Chester joined the friendship Lodge #25 in 1969 and was a member for 40 years. He served as Past Master two times, toured with The Traveling Bible, along with Pat Lamb and George Nabors. Chester was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church and served on various committees.  Surviving are his wife of the home; a son, Chester Pierce (Lucinda) Ouzts, Jr. of Pickens, SC; a daughter, Nella Elizabeth (David) Barr of Ninety Six; two sisters, Eunice (Paul) Horne and Myrlon (Charles) Smith, both of Greenwood; “Pops” was known to the grandchildren and great grandchildren, three grandchildren, Retha Faith (Thomas) Brazell of Edgefield, Chester Pierce (Jennifer) Ouzts, III of Fort Worth TX, and Cheyenne Mulkey of Pickens; three great grandchildren, Pierce Weston Brazell of Edgefield, Jackson Pierce Ouzts of Fort Worth, and Allie Mae Mulkey of Pickens.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Kirkland; and two brothers, George and Buddy Dorn.  Pallbearers will be Burt Wetzel, Warren Johnson, Craig Inscore, Butch Holmes, Mike Byerly and Bonner Holland.  Honorary escort will be Mr. Wayne Walker, Mr. Register Nicholson, Dewayne Looper, Kenny Looper, Tony Dorn and George Dorn, Jr.  Memorials may be made to Greenwood Home Respiratory Care; 204 Birchtree Dr, Greenwood SC 29649 or HospiceCare of the Piedmont; 408 W Alexander Ave, Greenwood SC 29646. The family is at the home.  A special thanks to Jay Gardner and his staff of Greenwood Home Respiratory and Dr. Bob Todd and his staff of Hospice House. Also, a very special thank you to his home nurse, Mrs. Judy Robinson.  Harley Funeral Home.

Etoyle Quinton Dorn, son of Lillie PECK and James Wallace Dorn of the Henry Ouzts Line, husband of Ruby Nell VAUGHAN Dorn

GREENVILLE - Etoyle Quinton Dorn, 94, of Greenville, husband of Ruby Vaughan Dorn, died Sunday, February 2, 2014. Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late James Wallace and Lillie Peck Dorn. Mr. Dorn retired from J.D. Hollingsworth and was a photographer. He was a member of Tremont Church of God. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his loving wife of 72 years, he is survived by son, Wilbur Dorn and wife, Linda Keown Dorn; daughter, Sandra Dorn Edwards; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tanya Leigh Dorn. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:15 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest with the funeral service following at 1:30 p.m. in the Northwest Chapel. Burial will follow in Robinson Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 250 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 105, Greenville SC 29615. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com The Greenville News, February 4, 2014.

Marian Kathryn CORLEY McDaniel, daughter of Sarah Kathryn GRIFFIN and John Press Corley of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, wife of James Willard McDaniel

Marian Corley McDaniel, 96, resident of 804 Rock House Road, widow of J. Willard McDaniel, died January 30, 2014 at NHC of Greenwood. Born in Greenwood County, August 11, 1917, she was a daughter of the late J.P. and Sarah Griffin Corley. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and retired from Belk Department Store in 1981. Mrs. McDaniel was a member of First Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and the TEL Sunday School Class of the church. Surviving are a daughter, Jayne and husband Stan Bell of Greenwood and a son, James E. “Gene” and wife Audrey McDaniel of Greenwood; grandchildren, Lee Funderburk, Teresa Funderburk, Peggy Downey, Greg McDaniel and Jennifer McDaniel Milliken; six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by an infant daughter. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, with Rev. Bryant Sims officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lee Funderburk, Gregory McDaniel, Willie Cooper, Andrew Milliken, Dustin Funderburk, James Griffin, Melvin Griffin and Richard Griffin, Honorary escort will be members of the TEL Sunday School Class, along with Diane Rice, Robert Watson, Sr., Billy Coursey and Rev. Norris Turner. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Saturday. Family members are their respective homes and will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 2107 Mt. Moriah Road, Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit http://www.blythfuneralhome.com

Kenneth Donald (Donnie) Corley, son of Mary Alice OUZTS of the Abram Ouzts Line and Luther Motte (L.M.) Corley, husband of Linda Faye POLATTY Corley, Linda THOMAS Graham Corley, and Debra Mitchell Palmer Corley

Kenneth Donald "Donnie" Corley, 72, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at his residence. Born in Saluda County and a son of the late Luther M. and Mary Ouzts Corley, he was the husband of Debra Mitchell Corley. Mr. Corley was a butcher with Old Timey Meat Market and was a member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving are his wife, Debra Mitchell Corley, two daughters, Donna Lynn Corley of Waterloo and Robin Marie (Chip) Whitt of Greenwood, a son, Kenneth Blake (Kellie) Corley of Summerville, three step-sons, Edward Graham of Pomaria, Ken Palmer and Jeff Palmer both of Saluda, a brother, Ted (Gina) Corley of Saluda, a
sister, Iris C. (Tony) Riddle of Saluda, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Corley was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Graham Corley. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8pm, Friday evening at Ramey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11 am, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at First Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Scott Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Mayson Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Pentecostal Holiness Church, P.O. Box 291, Saluda SC 29138.

Edith Jeanette OUZTS Kelley, daughter of Martha Leona (Mattie) DeVORE and Joseph Walter (Joe) Ouzts of the Jacob Ouzts Line, widow of Charles Franklin (Charlie) Kelley

Harley Funeral Home remembers Edith Kelley in Greenwood SC. Edith Ouzts Kelley, 89, formerly of 106 Kitson Street, Ninety Six, widow of Charlie F. Kelley, died on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Saluda Nursing Center.  Born in Greenwood County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Walter and Mattie Leona Devore Ouzts. She was retired from Professional Medical Products and was a member of Temple Baptist Church and the Faithful Workers Class.  She was preceded in death by all of her siblings, Cecil McElrath, Margaret Becknell, Virginia Roark, Theodore Ouzts, Everette Ouzts and Rev. Joseph Ouzts.  Pallbearers will be nephews and Greg Brown.  Honorary escort will be members of the Faithful Workers Class of Temple Baptist Church.  The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the staff of the Saluda Nursing Center and to Dr. Ralph Riley for the care of their precious aunt.  Family members are at their respective homes.  Memorials may be made to the Elmwood Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 345, Ninety Six SC 29666.

Nelle Elizabeth (Nell) COVAR Shaffer, wife of Melvin Strickland (Perk) Shaffer, Jr. of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Margaret (Maggie) GREGORY and James Clinton Covar, Jr.

Edgefield SC - Mrs. Nell Covar Shaffer, 80, of Edgefield, wife of Melvin S. (Perk) Shaffer, Jr., died Tuesday January 28, 2014 at Edgefield County Hospital.  Graveside Services will be held
Friday at 2 P.M. at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield.  Mrs. Shaffer was a native of Edgefield SC and was retired Manager at Hardees in Johnston SC.  Survivors include her husband, 1 Son- Richard (Wendi) Shaffer; 2 Daughters- Gayle (Philip) Dorn, Cissy ( Merlin)
Penner; 5 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren.  Special Family friend - Charlie Turner. She was predeceased by a son Terry Shaffer.  Memorials may be made to the Edgefield County Hospital, P.O. Box 590 Edgefield SC 29824.  The family is at the home on Holmes St. and will receive friends after the service at the graveside. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Marie Laurue SMITH Risner, wife of James Walker Risner of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, and daughter of daughter of Minnie Lee Todd and Robert Simpson Smith

Honea Path – Marie Laurue Smith Risner, 92, widow of James Walker Risner, of Honea Path, died Friday, January 24, 2014 at her home.   Born in Anderson County she was a daughter of Robert Simpson and Minnie Lee Todd Smith. She was a member of the Honea Path Pentecostal Holiness Church where she was active in the Senior Friends of Church and the Woman’s Ministry of the Church. She was retired from Honea Path Shirtmakers.  Surviving are three daughters, Rebecca Phillips and husband Robert, Bobbie Joe Ashley and husband Roger, and Judy Wood and husband Jeff of Greenwood, five grandchildren, Karen Clark, Odessa Irby, Jamie Johnston, Risner Wood, and Anthony Ashley, and ten great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by a son, Sonny Boy Risner, three brothers, Robert Olin Smith, James Milton Smith, and Roy Smith, a sister, Bernice Hughes, and a granddaughter, Traci Magaha.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Honea Path Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Barry Bryan, Rev. Shane Elrod, and Rev. Paul Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Sunday at Pruitt Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Carolina, Box 151 Drayton, SC 29333 or the Honea Path Pentecostal Holiness Church, 4 Cox St. Honea Path SC 29654. The family is at the home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com

Mary Alice PARKMAN Wilson, daughter of Elize Virginia HILL and Peter Dorn (Pete) Parkman of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of Rev. George Boozer Wilson, Sr.

WEST COLUMBIA - Funeral service for Mary Alice Parkman Wilson, 90, of West Columbia, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Red Bank United Methodist Church with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Memorials may be made to Red Banks Methodist Church Building Fund, 2909 Old Barnwell Road, Lexington SC 29073. Mrs. Wilson was born August 16, 1923, in Greenwood SC, and passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Peter Dorn Parkman and
Elize Hill Parkman. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Red Bank United Methodist Church, was a graduate of Lander University and taught in schools throughout the state. She is survived by her son, George B. "Chip" Wilson of West Columbia, and was predeceased by her husband, Rev. George B. Wilson. www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.net The State, Jan. 25, 2014.

Robert James (Bobby) Cockrell, Sr., son of Martha Belle Mattie) PARKMAN and Oscar Artemas Cockrell of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Carrie Belle RODGERS Cockrell

Robert James Cockrell, Sr., 81, of 108 Morgan Avenue, husband of Carrie Rodgers Cockrell, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born in Saluda County, he was a son of the late O. A. and Mattie Belle Parkman Cockrell. Robert was a U. S. Navy veteran having served during the Korean War. He retired from Greenwood Mills-Mathews Plant after 45 years of service and was also a member of the Quarter Century Club. Robert was a member of Mathews United Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.  Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are two daughters, Judy Ann Bannister (Danny) and Bobbie Jean Fuller (Bob), both of Greenwood; a son, Robert James “Jimmy” Cockrell, Jr. of the home; three sisters, Runette Frazee of Lexington, Sybil Cockrell (Lemar) of Saluda and Joyce Dennis of Laurens; five grandchildren, Lynn Allen (Robby), Tracie Williamson (Robert), Brooks Fuller (Heather), Krystal Cockrell and Kimberly Cockrell (Justin Oswald); eight great grandchildren, Justin Williamson, Bella Williamson, Keri Allen, Daniel Allen, Peyton Oswald, Cameron Oswald, Bailey Fuller and Bobby Butler; and two great-great grandchildren, Ava Williamson and Avery Stone.  Pallbearers will be Justin Williamson, Bobby Butler, Mark Terry, Bert Cockrell, Robby Allen and Neal Cockrell.  Honorary escorts will be Robert & Carrie’s nephews along with Gerald Hutchinson, Austin Hutchinson, Toyna Hutchinson and Sam Hutchinson.  Memorials may be sent to Mathews United Methodist Church, PO Box 2066 Greenwood SC 29646. The family is at the home.

Terry Sullivan Shaffer, son of Nelle Elizabeth (Nell) COVAR and Melvin Strickland (Perk) Shaffer of the Henry Ouzts Line

Mr. Terry Sullivan Shaffer Aiken SC - Mr. Terry S. Shaffer, 62, of Aiken, died Tuesday January 21, 2014 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Graveside Services will be held Friday January 24, 2014 at 2 P.M. at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield. Mr. Shaffer was a native of Edgefield SC and was the son of Melvin S. (Perk) and Nell Covar Shaffer.  He was an owner and Head Designer of the Ivy Cottage in Aiken SC. Survivors include his parents; his life partner- Charlie Turner; 1 Brother- Richard (Wendi) Shaffer; 2 Sisters- Gayle (Philip) Dorn, Cissy (Merlin) Penner; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Aiken SPCA, 199 Willow Run Road Aiken SC 29801 or Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Ave. Columbia SC 29205. The family is at the home of Lauren Enlow on Main St. in Edgefield and will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com January 21, 2014.

Mary Louise McGLOTHLIN LaPerla Talbert, wife of Maj. Wayne Talbert Burton, Sr. of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, daughter of Mary WILLIAMS and Donald A. McGlothlin

EDGEFIELD — Mrs. Mary McGlothlin Burton, 63, of Edgefield, beloved wife of Major (Ret) Wayne T. Burton, Sr., joined her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday January 18, 2014. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Gilgal Baptist Church, Edgefield SC with Rev. Jerry Garvin officiating. The family will receive friends at
the church from 10 to 11 a.m. before the service. Mrs. Burton was born in Bristol VA, and was the oldest daughter of the late Donald A. McGolthlin, Sr. and Mary Williams McGlothlin of Grundy VA. She attended the College of William and Mary and received a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of Virginia at Wise. She also earned a Masters Degree in Psychology from Northern Colorado University. Prior to succumbing to Frontal Temporal Dementia, she taught sixth grade math and science at JET Middle School, Edgefield School District and at Southside Middle School, Greenwood District 50. She had also been a Guidance
Counselor in the Buchanan County School District, Grundy VA, Public Affairs Director for Buchanan County Hospital and Director of Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of the Army, in Heilbronn, Germany.  In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Joseph J. LaPerla, Falls Church VA; a daughter, Mary L. LaPerla, Baltimore MD; a stepson, Wayne T. (Meredith) Burton, Jr., Fayetteville NC; stepdaughter, Laotha L. Burton, Columbia SC; 2 brothers, Donald A. (Tracy) McGlothlin, Jr., Lebanon VA and Kevin T. (Karen) McGlothlin, Honaker VA; 1 sister, Leah A. McGlothlin, Oakwood VA.; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Kevin Case, Mays Lick KY; brother-in-law, John Martin, Edgefield SC; 2 nephews, a niece, and a grandson; special friends and care givers Ms. Maggie Quarles and Ms. Claudine Rhynes. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Association for Frontal Temporal Dementia, Radnor Station Bldg. # 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor PA 19087 or the Alzeheimer Association, 4124 Clemson Road, Suite L., Anderson S.C. 29621 or to charity of one's choice.  Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Robbie Dale Childs, second husband of Kimberly Sue COURSEY Loftis of the George Ouzts Line, son of Sophia (Sophie) Stidham and Robert W. Childs

Robbie Dale Childs, 71, resident of 1548 Parkway, husband of Kimberly Sue Coursey Childs, died January 16, 2014 at his home. Born in Greenwood, May 26, 1941, he was a son of the late Robert W. and Sophie Stidham Childs. A 1959 graduate of Greenwood High School, Mr. Childs was a Veteran, having served in the US Army Reserve. He was formerly employed with Greenwood Mills and had worked at the Greenwood Packing Plant for many years. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Clemson fan, attending nearly every Clemson home football game since the 1970's. He was a member of New Market Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Jody Childs and wife Rhonda of Travelers Rest, Robin Reuter and husband Dave and Christopher Dale Childs, both of Augusta GA and Austin Scurry Childs of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Shane Attaway, Christina Childs, Katelyn Childs and Blake Childs; two great-grandchildren, Tanner and Mahryaa; and a sister, Sue Richards and husband Donnie of Richmond Hills GA.  Burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jim Stewart, Brent Stewart, James Willimon, B.J. Loftis, Jason Stewart, Butch Hayes and Jeff Montjoy.  Blyth Funeral Home.

Carol Beatrice (BeBe) DORN, daughter of Carol Jean BURDEN and Hoyt C. Dorn, Sr. of the Isaac Ouzts Line

Carole Beatrice Dorn, 48, of 227 Shrine Club Road, wife of Nancie J. Smith, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of Hoyt Dorn and the late Carol Burden Dorn. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronnie R. Dorn and Cameron M. Dorn. Surviving is her wife of the home; her father of Greenwood and two brothers, Hoyt C. Dorn of Waterloo and Jesse E. Dorn of Greenwood. The family is at their respective homes. Harley Funeral Home.

Mary Lou (Mert) IVESTER Hipp, former wife of John Thomas Hipp, Jr. of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, daughter of Eva Lenora DRUMMOND and Leonard Lee Ivester

NINETY SIX — Mary Lou "Mert" Ivester Hipp, 88, resident of 101 Cumberland Ct., died January 15, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Ninety Six, December 18, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Lee and Eva Drummond Ivester. She was a graduate of Ninety Six High School and the Nursing School of Spartanburg General Hospital. Mrs. Hipp received her
degree in Public Health Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Masters of Science degree from the University of Maryland. She began her career at the Greenwood Hospital and went on to work as a Public Health Nurse at the Clayton County Health Department and the District Director of Public Health in South Georgia. She later taught
Nursing at Brunswick Junior College, South Georgia College and at the University of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Mrs. Hipp returned to Greenwood where was worked as the nurse for Greenwood Mills and then later retired as a Nursing Instructor from Piedmont Technical College. A member of St Paul United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the UMW where she served through missions to Brazil and Costa Rica working with the orphanages there. She was also a member of the Nursing Honors Society, the American Nurses Association and the Ninety Six Lions Club. Surviving are a daughter, Susan Newstead Hedelson and husband Glen of Maryland; a brother, Jack K. Ivester of Winnsboro; the grandsons, Devin Newstead and wife Sarah of San Diego, Timothy Newstead and wife LaNelle and David Newstead, all of Maryland; two great-grandchildren, Mason Newstead and Shaundra Newstead. Mrs. Hipp was predeceased by her eight siblings. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. Valerie Mireb officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Devin Newstead, Tim Newstead, David Newstead, John Ivester, Darrow Webb, Lewis Moss and John Stewart, Jr. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at noon Saturday. The family is at the home and will receive friends at St. Paul United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from noon-1 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 301 Cambridge St., Ninety Six SC 29666. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Hipp family.

David Leon Evans, Jr. husband of Sabrina Anne WALKER Evans of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, son of Miriam "Mickey" Virginia PENDARVIS and David Leon Evans, Sr.

David Leon Evans Jr. - SUMTER - A Celebration of Life Service at Trinity United Methodist Church, 226 West Liberty Street, Sumter, SC will be at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2014. A graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Columbia. The family will greet friends following the service at the church. Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC 29209. Mr. Evans, beloved husband of S. Anne Walker, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014. Born in Charleston, he was a son of Miriam "Mickey" Virginia Pendarvis Evans and the late David L. Evans, Sr. He spent the first 10 years of his life in Charleston, SC and then moved to Charlotte, NC. David was in the last graduating class of Central High School in Charlotte. He then graduated from Western Carolina University receiving Bachelors and M.A.T. Degrees, plus a Specialist Degree in School Psychology. David was formerly employed with Sumter School Districts 2 and 17 as well as Clarendon School District 1, where he served as Director of Special Services. Prior to this, David served as a teacher and Coach, and was lovingly referred to by many as "Coach". David was a Rotarian, and founding Treasurer of his K.A. Chapter at Western Carolina University. David was responsible for writing the law that allows school psychologists (psychoeducation specialists), to be licensed in the State of South Carolina. He was the first and only individual in his profession to serve on the Licensure Board, (LLR). He was also a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Sumter. He was very active in his community serving on multiple boards, including, Sumter Senior Services, Wateree Mental Health Board, Santee-Lynches Disability Resources Council, and Sumter Palmetto Rotary Board. David was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the South Carolina Association of School Psychologists in 2010. Surviving in addition to his loving wife of 32 years, S. Anne Walker; mother, Miriam "Mickey" Virginia Evans; daughter, S. Melissa "Missy" Evans; sister, Annette Evans and brother, John Evans, step-children, Helen Wall and Bobby Wall; 5 step-grandchildren. Those who preceded him in death include his late father, David L. Evans, Sr. and brother, Robert "Bob" Evans. Memorials may be made to Lander University Foundation (Anne Walker & David Evans Scholarship), 320 Stanley Ave., Campus Box 6004, Greenwood, SC 29549; or USC Sumter Foundation (Anne Walker & David Evans Scholarship), 200 Miller Road, Sumter, SC 29150 or Trinity United Methodist Church Missions Fund, 226 W. Liberty Street, Sumter, SC 29150 or Western Carolina University, in Memory of David L. Evans, Jr., 1 University Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723. Friends and relatives are invited to view this obituary and share condolences or memories with the family at www.thompsonsfuneral.com. Published in The State on Jan. 12, 2014.

Sara BRANHAM Dorn, wife of Eulie Benjamin (Bennie) Dorn of the Henry Ouzts Line.

Edgefield SC - Mrs. Sara Branham Dorn, 89, of Edgefield, wife of the late Bennie Dorn, died Sunday January 12, 2014 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 2 P.M. at Red Oak Grove Baptist Church with burial in
the church cemetery. Mrs. Dorn was born in Washington GA and a member of Red Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was retired from the US Corp of Engineers. She served in the US Navy during World War II. Survivors include 1 son- Charlie (Nancy) Mills; 2 Daughters- Linda (Terry) McCrickard, Shirley (Roger) Brown; 1 Step-daughter- Betty Ann (Bill) Sharpe; 11 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Red Oak Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 183 Edgefield SC 29824. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home. Please sign the online register book www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Elsie Elizabeth McDOWELL Quarles, daughter of Martha Lavina (Mottie) BUZHARDT and Harvey Jordan McDowell of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, and widow of William Alonzo (Lonnie) Quarles.

Edgefield SC - Mrs. Elsie McDowell Quarles, 86, of Edgefield, wife of the late Lonnie Quarles, passed from this life January 12, 2014 at Agape in West Columbia. Funeral Services will be held Thursday January 16, 2014 at 2 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield. There will be a visitation held from 1 to 2 P.M. before the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Quarles was a native of Edgefield SC and a member of Edgefield First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Faith Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. She retired from Reigal Textile in Johnston and she enjoyed baking and sewing. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grand mother, and great-grandmother. Survivors include 3 daughters- Marcia Quarles, Anne (Willie) Wood, Kathy (Wayne) Wilkerson; 4 Grandchildren- Lydia, David (Lynn), Amy (Chris), Tommy 
(Ashley), and 8 Great-Grandchildren. Mrs. Quarles was predeceased by her husband, and Parents- Harvey and Martha McDowell. The family would like to thank the staff of Agape Harbison and Agape of West Columbia. They would like to personally thank Amelia Jackson, who was an angel to Elsie. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, West Columbia SC 29169 or online at alz.org. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Helen Rosa Lee KNIGHT Turner, wife of Herschel Smith Turner of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, daughter of Rosa Lee RICE and Clyde Hampton Knight

Helen Knight Turner, age 87, wife of the late Hershel Turner, passed away Thursday January 9, 2014 at Redeemer Health and Rehab. Mrs. Turner was born in Oconee County a daughter of the late Rosalee Rice Knight and Clyde Hampton Knight. Mrs. Turner attended Gap Hill Church of God.  Mrs. Turner was predeceased by her husband, parents and two brothers, Samuel Edward Knight and Harold Knight, one sister-in-law Hazel Knight and one brother- in-law Ralph Ellenburg.  Visitation will be Sunday January 12, 2014 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at Gap Hill Church of God with funeral service to follow at 3:00pm.

Joseph Ward (Joe) Yassney, Jr., son of Helen L. WILLIS and Joseph Ward Yassney, Sr. of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, husband of Callie ROYALL Yassney

Joseph Ward "Joe" Yassney, 74, resident of 104 Woodland Drive, husband of Callie Royall Yassney, died January 9, 2014 At Self Regional Medical Center. Born in McCormick, November 27, 1939, he was a son of the late Joseph W. Yassney, Sr. and Helen Willis Yassney. He was a US Navy Veteran and a graduate of Augusta School of Aeronautics. Mr. Yassney was formerly employed by the Augusta VA Hospital and later retired from Monsanto after 42 years of service.  A member of West Side Baptist Church, Mr. Yassney also was a former commercial instrument instructor, corporate pilot and part-time employee of the Lanford Flight Service at the Greenwood County Airport. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed the outdoors and traveling. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are his three children, Cal Yassney and wife Cindy, Joseph Ward Yassney, III and Callie Turner and husband Dr. William Preston Turner, all of Greenwood; two sisters, BeBe Eberhart and Ester Hawkins and husband Bob, all of Augusta GA and one brother, Eddie Yassney and wife Shirley of Augusta GA; five grandchildren, Kara Yassney, Hanna Yassney, Mary Catherine Turner, Shelby Turner and William Preston Turner, V.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 PM Sunday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley Sprouse officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Norris Wilson, Danny Culbertson, James Bowers, Robbie Taylor, Wayne Martin, Robert Leslie, Richard Wood, William Phillips and J.W. Simpson. The family is at the home of Callie and Dr. William Preston Turner, 126 Country Club Drive in Greenwood, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 to 3:30 Sunday afternoon.

Dorothy Mae (Dot) SMITH Hare Crowell, daughter of Ruby Elise McDOWELL and Joe Kirksey Smith of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, widow of William Allen Hare and William H. (Bill) Crowell, Sr.

LEESVILLE - Services for Dorothy "Dot" Smith Hare Crowell, 86, will be held at 2:00 pm Monday January 6, 2014 at Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mark Bredholt and Pastor Jesse Monts officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the church social hall. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church 2347 Summerland Hwy. Leesville SC 29070, or Pets Inc. PO Box 6394 West Columbia SC 29171. Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic B-L Chapel is assisting the family. Mrs. Crowell passed away Friday January 3, 2014. Born in Saluda County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Rubie McDowell Smith. She was a member of Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church. Lifetime member VFW Post 6740 Ladies Auxiliary of Lake Murray and retired from Union Switch and Signal. Survivors include sons, Tom (Linda) Hare of Annapolis MD, Steve (Debbie) Hare of Sandy Run, and William H. (Paige) Crowell, Jr., of Abbeville, brother, Joe Ed (Marlene) Smith of Saluda, sister-in-law, Doshia Smith, 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, She was predeceased by her first husband, William "Bill" Hare and second husband, William Bill Crowell Sr., and a brother, Norman "Pete" Smith. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the Staff and Residents of Jenni-Lynn Assisted Living, Tide Water Hospice, for their love and care of Mrs. Dot., And Dr. Dale Hamrick recognizing that you were not only her Doctor, but a dear friend. She loved you all dearly. Barr-Price.com (803) 532-4411 Published in The State on Jan. 5, 2014.

Chlotille Dimple (Sue) HART Bolon McCarley, daughter of Lottie Eulala (Lala) DORN and Ruben Decater (Rube) Hart of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of Donald Oscar (Don) Bolon and wife of Andrew Kay McCarley, Jr.

Chlotille "Dimple Sue" McCarley, age 87, of Colorado City, died Thursday night [January 2, 2014] in an Abilene hospital. Services will be at 2 PM Sunday, January 5, 2014, in the First Baptist Church in Colorado City with Dr. Jerry Shields officiating. Burial will follow in the Dorn Cemetery under the care and direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.  "Dimple Sue" was born September 19, 1926 in Colorado City to Ruben and Lala Dorn Hart and had been a long time resident of Mitchell County. She married Don Bolon on October 21, 1945 in Colorado City. He preceded her in death on January 24, 1987. She then married Kay McCarley on June 22, 1988 in Colorado City. She was a teller for the City National Bank for several years and a member of the Dorn Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Kay McCarley of Colorado City; a son, Douglas and wife, Vickie Bolon of Katy; 4 daughters: Donna and husband, Jack Starr of Colorado City and Cathy and husband, Mark Hill of Prescott Valley AZ; Mona and husband, Bill Crockett of Colorado City and Charlsa McCarley of Ft. Worth; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends 5-7 Pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Minnie Marie DORN Lindley Edwards, daughter of Addie Janie Lee REYNOLDS and James Walter Dorn of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, widow of George Wesley Lindley and Rex Mansfield Edwards

MCCORMICK SC - Mrs. Marie Dorn Edwards, 94, of McCormick died Thursday, December 26, 2013. The funeral will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday at Troy Methodist Church with Dr. Keith Polk officiating. Burial will be in McCormick City Cemetery. Mrs. Edwards was a native of McCormick. She was a member of the Troy Methodist Church. She was retired from John De La Howe school. She was the daughter of the late J. Walter and Addie Reynolds Dorn. She was preceded in death by her late husbands George W. Lindley and Rex M. Edwards. Survivors include her two daughters, Mary Lee Wash, Edgefield, and Florence L. White, McCormick; a sister in law, Mrs. Otis Dorn; a daughter in law, Mary Ann Edwards; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Strom Funeral Home. Strom Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Walker (Bob) Lagrone, son of Margaret Elizabeth DAVENPORT and Robert Manley Lagrone of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, widower of Vivian Ann (Anna) REID and Elizabeth Louise (Betty) LONG Whitt

Ware Shoals – Robert Walter “Bob” Lagrone, 77 of 802 Buddy Knight Road died December 3, 2013 at McCall Hospice House.  Born in Greenwood county, he was a son of the late Robert Manley Lagrone and Margaret Elizabeth Davenport Lagrone.   Mr. Lagrone was twice married, first to the late Vivian Ann Reid Lagrone and then to the late Elizabeth Louise Long Whitt Lagrone.  He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church, Greenwood Masonic Lodge #91 AFM, was retired from Moore Business Forms and served in the US Air Force.  Surviving are one son, James L. Lagrone and wife Lisa of Mauldin, three grandchildren, Christine Lagrone, Allen Eaves and James Eaves and one great-grandchild, Haeven Faith Eaves.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Teresa Louise Lagrone Eaves. Funeral services will be 3 PM Friday at Parker-White Funeral Home with Rev. Tina Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 2-3 PM Friday prior to the service at Parker-White. Online condolences may be made at www.parkerwhitepruitt.com.

Mary Ruth TURNER Painter, daughter of Alla Rosalea STROUD and Coke Smith Turner of the John Calvin Ouzts Line,  widow of Thomas Spain Painter, Jr.

Mary Ruth Turner Painter, 89, of Lakeland FL, former resident of Simpsonville and Ninety Six, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was born January 18, 1924, in Edgefield County, a daughter of the late Coke Smith and Alla Stroud Turner. The youngest of eight children, she was the surviving member of her immediate family. Ruth's life was a beautiful testimony of her steadfast faith in Jesus Christ. Through her knowledge of the Word of God, she knew that God is sovereign, He is good, and He is loving. Because of her firm belief in God and His Word, she not only triumphed over adversities, but also greatly blessed and impacted the lives of all who met her. Ruth was a gifted Sunday school teacher, pianist and song writer. She took great delight in encouraging younger women in their marriages and raising their children. After many years of living in Simpsonville, Tom and Ruth returned to their childhood home of Ninety Six in 1990 where she was active in the Cambridge United Methodist Church. In 2007, the Painters moved to Toccoa GA, where they lived with their daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Dr. Joseph Kilpatrick. After several years the Painters and Kilpatricks moved to Lakeland FL. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Ruth is now reunited with her beloved husband of 70 years, Thomas S. Painter, Jr., and her daughter Patricia Jane Joneson. She is survived by her four sons, Conrad, Kerry, Ralph and Tom Painter; three daughters, Mary Ann Kilpatrick, Evealie Reeves, and Sherry Dunn; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; and two sisters-in-laws Alice Turner and Faye Turner. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:00 PM from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00PM until the service hour at the funeral home. The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Cambridge United Methodist Church, 201 Kitson St., Ninety Six SC 29666, where Mr. and Mrs. Painter were members. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Painter family.

Virginia Helen OUZTS Roark, daughter of  Martha Leona (Mattie) DeVORE and Joseph Walter (Joe) Ouzts of the Jacob Ouzts II Line,  widow of David Edgar (Red) Roark

NINETY SIX - Virginia Ouzts Roark, 93, former resident of 108 Kitson Street, widow of David E. Roark, died November 25, 2013 at Saluda Nursing Center. Born August 19, 1920, in Greenwood County, she was a daughter of the late Joe W. and Mattie Devore Ouzts. Mrs. Roark was a graduate of Ninety Six High School and retired from Parke Davis Company in 1980. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class. Surviving are two sons, Jimmy and wife Vangie Roark and Larry and wife Joyce Roark, all of Greenwood; a sister, Edith Kelley of Saluda; two granddaughters, Angie Brown and Alison Webb; three grandsons, Chris Roark, David Roark and Trent Roark; ten great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Theodore Ouzts, Everette Ouzts and Rev. Joseph Ouzts; and two sisters, Cecil McElrath and Margaret Becknell. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Johnny McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be grandsons, Chris Roark, David Roark, Trent Roark, along with nephews, Gene Ouzts, Billy Davis, Tommy Wall, Stan McElrath and Alton Ouzts. Honorary escort will be members of the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class, along with Deacons of Temple Baptist Church and John McElrath, Luther Davis, Tommy Wall, Phillip Klugh and Ronald Davis. Family members will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 Wednesday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church, 95 Saluda Street, Ninety Six SC 29666; or to Elmwood Cemetery, c/o Richard Shealy, PO Box 345, Ninety Six SC 29666. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com <http://www.blythfuneralhome.com>.  Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Roark family.

James Scott Turner, first husband of Cynthia Faye (Cindy) WARD Turner Pettus of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, and son of Nancy and Drayton Donald (Don) Turner

MAULDIN - James Scott Turner, 46, of 4 West Golden Strip Drive, Mauldin SC, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Talking Rock GA. Born in Greenwood County on June 13, 1967, Scott was the son of Nancy and Alvin Steading and the late Donald and Brenda Turner. Scott was a 1985 graduate of Ninety Six High School and served in the United States Air Force from 1985 until 1989. Surviving are two daughters, Samantha and Madison Turner of Georgia; mother, Nancy Steading (Alvin) of Mauldin; brother, Ken Turner (Lynn) and sister, Donna Calliham (Kevin) of Ninety Six; aunts, Sherry Turner of Ninety Six, Becky Tollison (Alton) and Betty Sargent (Gene) of Greenwood; uncle, Jim Martin of Greenville; three nieces and four nephews, all of Ninety Six. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his son, Christopher Scott Turner and his stepmother, Brenda Turner. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Cathedral Community Church, 130 Neely Ferry Road, Simpsonville SC 29680. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to the Cathedral Community Church.

Rachel Virginia WELLS Prince Byars, daughter of Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) McDOWELL of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line and William James Wells, widow of Edward Earl Byars

Rachel Virginia Wells Byars, 89, resident of Wesley Commons, widow of Edward Earl Byars, died November 12, 2013 at Hospice House. Born in Greenwood, September 9, 1924, she was a daughter of the late William James Wells and Mary Elizabeth McDowell Wells. She was a loving mother and homemaker who enjoyed gardening and cooking. Mrs. Byars was a member of Jordan Memorial Baptist Church, the Mary Ouzts Sunday School Class, church choir, WMU and the Jordanaires Seniors of the church. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her four daughters, Dale Smith and husband Calvin and Annette Driver and husband Eddie, all of Greenwood, Linda McCaleb and husband Karl of Greenville and Carol Bowling and husband Dean of Greenwood; eight grandchildren, Ray Babb, Jr., Michael Babb, Elizabeth Bencebi, Justin Richey, Karlyn McCaleb, Davis McCaleb, Cory Cheshire and Shawn Cheshire; three great-grandchildren, Hayden Babb, Layla Bencebi and Bentley Cheshire. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curt Eidson and Rev. Andy Bowers officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be her Grandsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 to 2:00 Saturday afternoon. Memorials may be made to Jordan Memorial Baptist Church, 1515 E. Durst Avenue, Greenwood SC 29649 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646 or to Alzheimer's Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L, Anderson SC 29621.

Michael Scott Slawson, son of Brenda Sue OUZTS of the John Calvin Ouzts Line and John Richard Slawson, husband of Fran Elizabeth KUHN Slawson

MIDLAND Michael "Scott" Slawson passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013, in Odessa TX. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 10, 2013, from 2:00-4:00pm at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, November 11, 2013, at First Baptist Church Chapel in Midland with Reverend David Johnson officiating. Scott was born in Cleveland MS, to John R. Slawson and Brenda Ouzts Slawson on October 15, 1964. At the age of 7 his father remarried Emma Lee Slawson, who raised Scott as one of her own. After graduating from Lee High School in 1983, he began working for his family's company, Compressor Professionals, Inc. (ComPro, Inc.), until his health recently declined. Scott spent the last 22 years married to the love of his life, Fran Kuhn Slawson, and together they raised a son, Bryan, and a daughter, Morgan. Scott will be forever remembered by those that knew him for his great heart, incredible cooking, hard work, and for always having an incredible sense of humor. He was loved by everyone who met him and he never met a stranger. Scott was an amazing outdoorsman who thrived when hunting and fishing. He had many loves in his life. The greatest were his children and his dog, Emmy. Scott will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and will forever be remembered as a wonderful son, husband, father, brother, and friend. Scott is survived by his father, John; mother, Brenda DeLong; step-mother, Emma Lee; wife, Fran; son, Bryan and his wife Robin; daughter, Morgan; siblings, Barry, Mark (Sandy), D'Lynn (Doug), Karen (Chuck), and T.J.; one granddaughter, Emma, and many nieces and nephews. Scott was preceded in death by his sister, Cindy, and brother, Cory. Scott was at peace with his Lord and Savior. Services are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.  The Odessa American on Nov. 10, 2013.

Marjorie Grace (Margie) OUZTS Goldman, daughter of Lillian Belle (Lillie) Seigler and James Pickens Ouzts of the Abram Ouzts Line, widow of John Wesley Goldman

Margie Ouzts Goldman, 85, resident of 1110 Marshall Road (Wesley Commons), former resident of 624 Old Abbeville Highway, widow of John Wesley Goldman, passed away on November 7, 2013, at Self Regional Medical Center. Born December 22, 1927, in Greenwood County, she was a daughter of the late James Pickens Ouzts and Lillie Seigler Ouzts. She was a 1944 graduate of Greenwood High School and retired from the Insurance Department of Citizens Trust Company. A member of Lowell Street United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the Cheerful Workers Sunday School Class, the Hannah Circle and the adult chancel choir. She served on various committees and was the church treasurer for eight years. She was also a member of the Old Abbeville Highway "Good Neighbor Club". Surviving are a son, J. David Goldman of Daytona Beach FL; a daughter, Jane Goldman (Steve) Godwin of Greenville; a granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Godwin; two grandsons, John Paul Godwin and James Wesley Godwin; a brother, William R. (Dorothy) Ouzts of Midwest City OK; a sister-in-law, Sue Cason Ouzts of Cumming GA; two special nieces, Betty Goldman (Larry) Yochem and Hazel Scott (Jerry) Miller, all of Greenwood. She was predeceased by a brother, James Furman Ouzts, a sister, Ruth Ouzts (Quinn) Goldman and a sister, Irene O. Cliett. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 pm Sunday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with The Rev. Carol Peppers Wray and The Rev. Mary Jane Shoemaker officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Perry Goldman, Larry Goldman, Thea Goldman, Watson Goldman, Dan Vickery, Tim Watkins and Jerrell Goldman. Honorary escort will be members of the Cheerful Workers Sunday School Class of the church along with "The Lunch Bunch" of Wesley Commons and Faye Faulkner, Mike Turner, Faye Adams and Martha Pruitt. The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3:30 Sunday afternoon. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to either the Lowell Street United Methodist Church, 300 Lowell Street, Greenwood SC 29646, or to Wesley Commons, 1110 Marshall Road, Greenwood SC 29646.

Roger Dale Manley, husband of Rebecca Maxine (Becky) WELLS of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, son of Algie Emma HITT and Marvin D. Manley

Roger Dale Manley, 70, formerly of Greenwood, resident of 253 Hanks Road, husband of Becky Wells Manley, died Hospice of Laurens County, Hospice House.  Born in Greenwood, July 8, 1943, he was a son of the late Marvin D. Manley and Algie Emma Hitt Phelane. Mr. Manley was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and was formerly employed by Abney and Greenwood Mills before retiring from Bibb Textiles in Abbeville. He was a member of Bethlehem Union Church in Waterloo.  Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are a son, Roger Eugene Manley and wife Kathleen of Hodges; two grandchildren, Jacob and Caitlin Manley; a brother, Marshall Manley and wife Janet of Laurens and a special niece, Autumn Manley of Laurens.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Tuesday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Davis officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Deacons of Bethlehem Union Church.  Honorary escort will be members of the Faith Builders Sunday School Class.  The family is at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, 415 Daniel Road in Hodges, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 Monday evening.  Memorials may be made to Laurens County Hospice, PO Box 178, Clinton SC 29325.

Lawton Donald Timmerman, son of Eva HARRIS and Lawton Benjamin Timmerman of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, widower of Hazel Estelle COLEMAN Timmerman

Lawton Donald Timmerman, 76, of 208 Augusta Circle, widower of Hazel Coleman Timmerman, died Thursday, October 31, 2013 after a brief illness, peacefully into eternal rest into his Savior’s arms at the Hospice House of the Piedmont. Born in his great grandfather’s home in Langley, he was the son of the late Lawton Benjamin Timmerman and Eva Harris Timmerman. Donald worked throughout his teen years for his uncle Lonnie Timmerman in the furniture refinishing business. He also worked several years to support his family at Greenwood Mills. His second career was a homebuilder by his father’s side and he was a creative craftsman. He and his son Keith opened Top-Notch Cabinets in Greenwood in 1983 and conducted business there for 18 years. Donald retired to lovingly attend to his wife during an extended illness. He enjoyed playing music on the keyboard and was a member of the “Just Us” band with several members of his family, including his brother-in-love, Herbert Coleman. Donald was a Christian in the Baptist faith. On Monday, October 18, 2013, Donald rededicated his life to his Lord and Savior, at his son Keith’s house, and was baptized by his grandson Wade Timmerman. Surviving are three sons and three daughters-in-love: Keith Timmerman (Susan), Todd Timmerman (Shawn), and Mark Timmerman (Robin) all of Greenwood; one sister, Linda Timmerman Horne (Harold) of Greenwood; four grandsons; Reed Timmerman, Chase Timmerman, Wade Timmerman, and Blake Timmerman, all of Greenwood; one granddaughter, Holly Timmerman of Greenwood; and two great-grandchildren, Austin and Sydney of Greenwood. He is predeceased by the love of his life, his wife, Hazel Coleman Timmerman and his parents. Pallbearers will be Reed Timmerman, Jay Jordan, Chase Timmerman, Wade Timmerman, Gage Timmerman and Blake Timmerman. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request that flowers be omitted and donations be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont; 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, South Carolina, 29646.

Everett Lynwood (Doodle) Dorn, son of Esther Mae GRIFFIN and Robert Earl Dorn of the Henry Ouzts Line, husband of Willie Ruth HALE Dorn

Everett Lynwood Dorn "Doodle", 77, of Greenville, husband of Willie Ruth Hale Dorn, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013.  Born in Shelby NC, he was the son of the late Earl and Esther Dorn. Mr. Dorn served in the US Navy and later retired from Duke Energy.  He was of the Baptist faith.  In addition to his loving wife of 50 years, he is survived by a daughter; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter.  The funeral service will be held Friday, November 1,  2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest with the family receiving friends 30 minutes prior to the service.  Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com

Joseph Reginald (Joe) Goff, son of Ida Lee SHARPTON and William Earl Goff of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Nancy GULLEDGE Goff

Joe Reginald Goff, 68, resident of 403 Marvin Road, Ninety Six SC, husband of Nancy Gulledge Goff, died Saturday, October 26, 2013 at his home. Born in Greenwood County December 11, 1944, he was a son of the late William E. and Ida Lee Sharpton Goff. He attended Greenwood schools and was a US Army Veteran serving in Korea during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Chandler Construction Services, Inc. for over 28 years. Joe was an avid outdoorsman and greatly enjoyed his woodshop and bird watching. He was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are a son, Joe Russell and wife Chandra Goff of Milton NH; six grandchildren, Torria and husband Ryan Pruneau of Lyman ME, Alex, Olivia, Caleb, Gabrielle and Emma Goff, all of Milton NH; a great-grandson, Mason; two sisters, Jeanette and husband Bobby Davis of Greenwood and Virginia Hamby of Moncks Corner; two brothers, Terry Goff of Gaffney and William E. (Jack) Goff of Greenwood; nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Rehoboth United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Sweat officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harry Metts, Mike Inman, Richard Gardner, Robert Turner, Charlie Luquire, Jimmy Rodgers, Jeff Rodgers and John Rodgers. Honorary escorts will be employees, former employees and retirees of Chandler Construction Services, Inc. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Monday. The family is at the home on Marvin Road
and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 Sunday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC, 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Goff family.

Hazel Marie SCRUGGS Ouzts, widow of John Andrew (Jack) Ouzts, Jr. of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, daughter of Marie BLAND and Chester Arthur Scruggs

EVANS GA - Mrs. Hazel Marie Scruggs Ouzts, age 92, died of Alzheimer's Disease on October 24, 2013. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 28, 2013, at Westover Memorial Park, Augusta, with Rev. Gary DeMore of St. John UMC officiating. An informal reception in celebration of her life will follow at Brandon Wilde Life Care Community, 4275 Owens Road, Evans, from 4-5p.m. The reception will be held in the SunRoom, located adjacent to the Main Entrance Lobby (follow signs to 'The Commons'). Survivors include her son, John Andrew Ouzts III and his wife Katharyn of Mt. Pleasant SC, daughter Karen Ouzts and her husband William Petuskey of Phoenix AZ, and their son Alexander Petuskey, of Seattle WA. Mrs. Ouzts was born Hazel Marie Scruggs on January 28, 1921, the second child of Chester Arthur and Marie Bland Scruggs of Augusta. She attended Monte Sano Grammar School, and graduated from Tubman High School in 1937. She attended Junior College of Augusta and ultimately graduated from Agnes Scott College in Decatur with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1941. She married John Andrew Ouzts, Jr., son of John Andrew and Dora Streeter Ouzts of Augusta, on April 18, 1942. While raising their two children, the couple lived in Augusta and Macon GA. They later lived in Eastman GA, and Charlotte NC, before retiring back to Augusta in 1979. Before her children were born, Mrs. Ouzts worked at a public health laboratory in Atlanta and later at a bank in downtown Augusta. After her children were grown, she worked as a secretary/receptionist at Emory University and at the library of Augusta State (Georgia Regents) University. However, her life was primarily focused around her loyal, generous, and meticulous service to her family, friends, and church. She loved chocolate, cats, reading, travel, and creating beautiful home environments. Platt's Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Road, Evans GA 30809.

Wallace Patrick (Pat) Sinnott, son of Betty Carolyn SMITH of the George Ouzts Line and William Wallace (Bill) Sinnott, former husband of Angela Denise (Angie) DAVIS Sinnott

NINETY SIX - Wallace Patrick Sinnott, 46, resident of 2222 Highway 34 West, Ninety Six, died Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Self Regional Medical Center. The family is at the home and is also at the home of Angie Sinnott Graham, 101 Circle Street in Ninety Six. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 AM from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday at the funeral home from 6-8 PM. Completed information will follow.

Mary Elizabeth (Lib) SMITH Morgan, daughter of Ilene Claire HARLING and Hampton Hugh (Hamp) Morgan of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, widow of Claude Calhoun Morgan

Edgefield SC Retired School Teacher Mrs. Elizabeth "Lib" Smith Morgan, 86, of Edgefield, wife of the late Claude C. Morgan, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Edgefield County Hospital. Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11 A.M. at Edgefield First Baptist Church with burial in East View Cemetery in Edgefield. Mrs. Morgan was born on Wigfall Street and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hamp Smith. She was a member of Edgefield First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult Choir and a substitute Sunday School teacher and led the preschool choir for many years. As a young adult, she played organ for the Edgefield United Methodist Church and Edgefield First Baptist. In 1950, She played the organ when the Billy Graham Crusade came to Edgefield First Baptist Church. Mrs. Morgan graduated from Edgefield High School and then Furman University in 1947 with a major in English and a minor in music. She was a dedicated English and French teacher for twenty five years at Edgefield High School, Johnston High School, Strom Thurmond High School, and Wardlaw Academy. She also taught chorus in the later years. She served as a member of the Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary, she was a leader on the We Care committee to save the hospital in the 1980's, and she attended many county council meetings to voice her opinion. She stood up for what she believed to be right even when it was not popular. Many things she told the council the county needed came to fruition years later, such as the middle school and the high school in the Merriwether area. Her favorite role was that of Mother. Survivors include 1 Son - Dr. W. Hugh (Maryedith) Morgan, 1 Daughter- Lisa (John) Gorniak; 2 Grandchildren- Kate and Walt Morgan. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and a son Claude Glenn Morgan. Memorials may be made to Edgefield First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 624 Edgefield SC 29824, Edgefield County Hospital, P.O. Box 590 Edgefield SC 29824, or to the charity of one's choice. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 P.M. at the funeral home. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care she received over the last years at the Edgefield County Hospital. The nurses and nursing assistants were an integral part of her extended family. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Nellie Naomi (Nell) McDOWELL Reeves Dorn, daughter of Essie Magdalene THOMPSON and Talbert Jefferson McDowell of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, widow of John Sullivan Dorn

EDGEFIELD SC - Mrs. Nellie "Nell" McDowell Dorn, 98, of Hwy 378 East, died Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Hospice Care of the Piedmont. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2 PM at McKendree United Methodist Church with burial in church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Mrs. Dorn was a native of Edgefield County and a member of McKendree United Methodist Church. She was retired from the United States Postal Service. She is survived by 1 son, James Reeves; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Friends may sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com  The Augusta Chronicle on Oct. 14, 2013.

Sagaret Louise McCARY Feaster Scott, daughter of Maggie Ella HALL of the George Ouzts Line and Julia Leroy McCary, wife of Furman Howard Feaster and William Edward (Buddy) Scott

NORTH AUGUSTA SC – Mrs. Sagaret Louise Scott, 80, wife of the late William “Buddy” Scott, entered into rest on Sunday, October 6th, 2013. Born in Saluda SC and a resident of Aiken County for the majority of her life, she was a daughter of the late Julian and Maggie Hall McCary. She retired as a Manager of Ladies Ready to Wear at J.B. White’s Aiken SC. She enjoyed gardening and attending Victory Baptist Church. Mrs. Scott’s yard was her “pride and joy”. In addition to her husband and parents, family members include a daughter, Janet Kendall, North Augusta SC; step-sons, Ed Scott, Baton Rouge LA, Brigham Scott, Waynesboro GA and Benjie Scott, Evans GA; siblings, Allen McCary, Bradenton FL, Estelle Spearman, Greenwood, SC and Doris Perry, Saluda SC, eight grandchildren and her four-legged child, Cassie. She was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 12th, 2013, at 2 o’clock in the chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley SC, with Pastor Danny Swinnea officiating. If so desired, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. (www.lung.org  Friends will be greeted by the family immediately following the service on Saturday at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley SC. Visit www.HatcherFuneralHome.com to share memories of Mrs. Scott and to leave a message of condolence for the family.

Frankie Jean ELLIS Reynolds, daughter of Frankie Arlene (Babe) WYNN and John Norris Ellis of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, wife of James A. (Jimmy) Reynolds, Sr.

Miles – Nobles Funeral Home announces the memorial services of Mrs. Frankie E. Reynolds, age 77, who passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013 at her residence under the care of Southern Care Hospice. She was a native of Cleveland MS living in Marietta GA for 51 years. Mrs. Reynolds retired from the Cobb County Board of Education, where she taught Government and Economics at Osborne High School. She was a graduate of Cleveland High School in Cleveland MS, received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Delta State University and her Masters of Education Degree from West Georgia College. Mrs. Reynolds was an avid Bridge player being an active member of her Bridge Club.  She was preceded in death by her son, James A. Reynolds Jr. and her parents, John Norris Ellis and Babe Ellis Sigmond. Surviving is her husband of 61 years, James A. Reynolds Sr. of Baxley; three grandchildren, Josh Reynolds and Catherine Gill, John and wife Deanna Reynolds and Janna Reynolds all of Baxley; three great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Cindy Reynolds-List of Rutherfordton NC; two sisters, Nan W. Ellis and Shirley Stoner of Kennesaw GA. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 5 p.m. at the home of Janna Reynolds on 604 Sweetgum Lane in Baxley with the Reverend Jerry Tomberlin officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association at www.MDA.org or Muscular Dystrophy Association- USA, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson AZ 85718. The family will be gathering at the home of Janna Reynolds at 604 Sweetgum Lane, Baxley. Family and friends may sign the on-line registry at demfuneralhome.com. Miles – Nobles Funeral Home will be handling the services of Mrs. Frankie E. Reynolds.

Leonard Yancy Dorn, Jr., step son of Mary Sue RABORN Dorn of the George Ouzts Line, son of Katie Bell BUSH and Leonard Yancy Dorn, Sr. and widower of Effie GOOCH Callaway and Doris Cornelia (Nee Wee) BURTON Dorn

Leonard Yancy Dorn Jr., 80, resident of 1024 Mt. Moriah Road, widower of Doris Burton Dorn, died October 3, 2013, at his home. Born December 2, 1932, in Greenwood County, he was a son of Leonard Yancy Dorn, Sr., 103 years old of Wesley Commons, and the late Katie Bell Bush Dorn Cash. He was a US Army Veteran and was retired from the Greenwood Mills Compound as a maintenance technician. He was a member of First Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and was a former member of Joppa Masonic Lodge, A.F.M. Surviving are two daughters, Deborah A. (Paul) McLaughlin and Jan W. (Robby) Fulmer, all of Greenwood; a son, Mike A. (Beverly) Dorn of Greenwood; a
brother, Cecil Wayne (Lynn) Dorn of Oviedo FL; two sisters, Linda D. (Nelson) Polatty of Ninety Six and Mary Ann (Don) Evans of Greenwood; nine grandchildren, Michelle Ann Lund, Jennifer Bratcher, Julia McLaughlin, Dean McLaughlin, Brandy Dorn, Timmy Brooks, Joseph Brooks, Rick Harrison and Nakia Patrick; eighteen-great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his former wife and lifetime friend, Effie Gooch Calloway. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Ray and Rev. Todd Polatty officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in Mathews Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Remington Clark, Trai Kerr, Blake Price, Rick Harrison, Jay Graveley and Jeremy Lund. Honorary escorts will be Randy Smallwood and Dean McLaughlin. The family is at the home on Mt. Moriah Road and will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday evening. Memorials may be made to either HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646, or to the Greenwood County Veterans Affairs, 106 N. Main Street, Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Dorn family.

Sarah Rebecca (Becky) WATSON Turner, wife of Albert Olin Turner, Jr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, daughter of Maggie Lee DAVIS Couch and Charles Aiken Watson

Rebecca “Becky” Watson Turner, 78, of 204 Rivers Run, wife of Olin Turner, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at her home.  Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Charles Aiken and Maggie Lee Davis Watson. She received her MA degree in Guidance Counseling from Clemson University and her Psychologist II degree from the University of South Carolina. She taught middle school at Brewer, where she was a guidance counselor for her last four years before retiring in 1997.   Becky was a member of Lowell Street United Methodist Church, where her passion was being a part of the church choir. She was a member of the Monday Morning Bible Study, the Hannah Circle of the UMW and served as a leader of UMYF along with her husband for many years. Surviving is her husband of the home; children, Beverly Turner, Stan Turner, Al Turner and Deidre Molden and her husband, Clay, all of Greenwood; grandchildren, Gray Turner and his wife, Tori Reynolds Turner of McClellanville, Olin Turner, IV and Haven Turner, both of Greenwood.  She was preceded in death by all of her sisters and brothers, Mary Anderson, Virg Mitchell, Helen Johnson, Esty Rachels, Howard Watson, Jim Watson, Ralph Watson and Tommy Watson.  It is respectfully requested that flowers be omitted and memorials made to Lowell Street United Methodist Church, 300 Lowell Street, Greenwood SC 29646 or to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646.

James Earl Dorn, son Ethel L. OUZTS of the Jacob Ouzts II Line and William Fred Dorn of the Isaac Ouzts Line, widower of Gloria Lee BOSWELL Dorn

James E. Dorn, 86, of 421 Panacea Road, widower of Gloria Lee Boswell Dorn, died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Hospice House.  Born in Edgefield, he was a son of the late William Fred and Ethel Ouzts Dorn. He retired from Greenwood Mills after 40 years of service and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of First Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and the Ready Men’s Sunday School Class. Surviving is his daughter, Rebecca Sudduth (John); brothers, George Dorn, Sr., Hoyt Dorn, Sr., Raymond Dorn and C. W. Dorn; grandchildren, Tracy Sudduth and Johnathan Sudduth; a great grandson, Riley Sudduth, and special friend, Ms. Christine Parkman and her son, Marty Parkman, all of Greenwood. He was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Dorn King and a brother, Yancy Dorn.

Joyce Barbara HOOD Timmerman, daughter Ethel Marie BERRY and David Thomas Hood, Jr. of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, former wife of Robert Stuart (Bob) Timmerman

EASLEY SC - Ms. Joyce H. Timmerman, 83, of Carmen Lane, died Monday, September 23, 2013. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 11 A.M. in East View Cemetery. Ms. Timmerman was a native of Edgefield County. She was retired from Kleinert's as an Artist and attended Freedom Fellowship Ministries. Survivors include one son, Larry Stuart (Sandra) Timmerman; one daughter Kathy (Ronnie) Smith; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; one sister Ruth Johnson. She was predeceased by a daughter Yvonne Connelly. The family will receive friends at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Please sign the register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com <http://www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com> Published in The Augusta Chronicle on September 24, 2013.

James Richard (Dick) Gray, husband of Winifred Anne GAINES of the David Ouzts Line, son of Viola EVANS and Zebulon Vance Gray

James Richard "Dick" Gray, 88, resident of Greenwood and formerly of Bethesda MD, Anderson, Clemson and Chester native, died September 23, 2013 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Chester, September 21, 1925, he was the youngest of eight children and the son of the late Zebulon Vance Gray and Viola Evans Gray. He was a US Air Corps Veteran having served as Bombardier during World War II and later a 1949 graduate of Clemson University earning a degree in Architecture. Mr. Gray was Chief Architect for the US Department of State/Foreign Buildings Operations in Washington DC until his retirement in 1988. Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Greenwood native Winifred Gaines Gray and their sons, James Richard Gray, Jr. of Greenwood, Robert Vance Gray of Greenville and David Marshall Gray of Springfield VA; grandchildren: Damian Michael Gray, Samantha Colleen Gray and Colin Alexander Gray, all of Springfield VA; one sister, Norma (Blair) Broome of Great Falls, and nieces and nephews. The family is at the home, 310 Creek Road West in Chinquapin. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Robert (Bobby) Blackmon, husband of Alice Jewel GOFF of the George Ouzts Line, son of Ruth TURNER and Troy William Blackmon

SALUDA - Bobby Blackmon, 68, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at his residence. Born in Saluda County and a son of the late Troy William and Ruth Turner Blackmon, he was the husband of Alice Jewel Goff Blackmon. Mr. Blackmon served in the US Navy during Vietnam and retired from SC Department of Transportation. He was a member of Butler United Methodist Church and Hollywood Ruritan Club. He was an avid fisherman and loved his family dearly. Surviving are his wife, Alice Jewel Goff Blackmon of the home; a son, Dale (Rhonda) Blackmon of Saluda; three grandchildren, Bubba Blackmon, Beth Blackmon and Zach Blackmon; two brothers, Raymond Blackmon and Michael Blackmon both of Saluda; four sisters, Rose Edwards of Newberry, Judy Lake, Carolyn Matthews and Debra Stoudemire all of Saluda; two uncles, Clyde Turner of Saluda and Tony Turner of Prosperity; two aunts, Maude Blackmon and Lela Mae Crenshaw both of Saluda; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Butler United Methodist Church with Rev. Lee Cothran officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 until 2 p.m. prior to the service in the church social hall. Ramey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elzie Lowry Outz, son of Virginia Allene LOWERY of the Elizabeth Ouzts Lowery Line and Elza Victor (Elzie) Ouzts of the Abram Ouzts Line, widower of Mattie Emma SWITZER

Roebuck SC - Elzie Lowry Outz, 92, husband of the late Mattie Switzer Outz, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013.  Born April 19, 1921 in Edgefield County SC, Lowry was a son of the late Elzie Victor and Allene Lowry Outz, and is the last surviving member of his immediate family. He honorably served his country in the Air Force during WWII in Italy. He was 15th Air Force, 421st Squadron from 1942-1946. Lowry was a plumber by trade and worked for A.D. Carter Plumbing and W. R. Outz Plumbing; he retired in 1986 from Blackman Uler Chemical. Lowry was a Charter member of the Roebuck Volunteer Fire Department, and was a faithful, lifelong member of Roebuck Presbyterian Church. At Roebuck Presbyterian, he was the Sunday school superintendent and Deacon. He is survived by two daughters, Nora “Happy” O. Bishop (Sam), and Vicki O. Rhodes (Danny); one son, E.L. Outz (Joyce); six grandchildren, Angie B. Woodard (Steve), Scott H. Bishop, Dawn H. Lowe (Scotty), Zack A. Hughes, Alison O. Martin (Dave), and Beau L. Outz (Lindsey); nine great grandchildren, Will and Jake Woodard, Shelby Bishop, Kaitlyn Lowe, Avery Hughes, Emerson and Bentley McLane, Lily Kate Adams, and Layla Outz; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Lowry was predeceased by three brothers, Bruce A., J. L., and W. Rhett Outz; and one sister Mattie O. Cudd. Graveside services will be held Friday, September 13th, 4:00pm in Roebuck Presbyterian Church cemetery, officiated by Reverend Ray Bobo. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Skylyn Place and Hospice Compassus. The family will be at the home of Happy Bishop, 228 Coburn Drive, Spartanburg SC 29302. In remembrance of Lowry, memorials may be made to Roebuck Presbyterian Church, P O Box 284, Roebuck, SC 29376; or Hospice Campassus, 1923 E. Main Street, Suite C, Duncan SC 29334.

Velma OWEN Smith Owen, widow of William Curtis (W.C.) Smith of the George Ouzts Line and Rev. Fred Colley Owen, daughter of Josephine GILSTRAP and William Franklin Owen

Velma Owen Smith Owen, 101, of the Greenwood area most all of her life, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013 at NHC of Greenwood.  Born in Central, she was the daughter of the late William Franklin Owen and Josiephene Gilstrap Owen.  Mrs. Owen, a graduate of Wesleyan Junior College and Lander College, was a teacher at Coronaca Elementary School and Leslie Elementary School for over 30 years. She was a member of the Lander Club, Ninety Six Music Lover’s Club, Greenwood Women’s Club and the Organ Guild of Greenwood.  Mrs. Owen taught private music lessons for many years and was a church musician for over 60 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Greenwood.  She was twice married, first to the late William Curtis Smith for twenty-one years and then to the late Rev. Fred C. Owen for twelve years.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are two daughters, Dolores von Rosen (Otto) and Betty Jo Scurry, both of Chappells; a sister-in-law, Ruth Owen of Central; four grandchildren, Dale Scurry Barwick (Tony) of Sumter, Jo Ellen Scurry, Ann Scurry Ward (Brian) both of Chappells, and Viveka von Rosen of Loveland CO, and many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday at Harley Funeral Home Chapel with her grandson, Brian Ward officiating, with graveside services following at 4 pm in Central SC at Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Honorary escorts will be her great grandchildren, Jordan A. McDonald (Jason), Scurry Elrod, Will Barwick, Leah Barwick, Jacob Arnsmeyer and Joanna Arnsmeyer.The family is at their respective homes.  Memorials may be sent to Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church, 2101 Six Mile Highway, Clemson SC 29630 or to Lander Foundation, Department of Music, 320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood SC 29649. 

Velma Lou OUZTS Cockfield, daughter of Carrie Lou DORN of the Benjamin Ouzts Line and James Eldred Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of William Joseph Cockfield, Jr.

LEXINGTON - Service for Velma Ouzts Cockfield will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Congaree Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 11 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Congaree Baptist Church, 101 Pine Ridge Drive, West Columbia SC 29172. Ms. Cockfield passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013. Born in Saluda SC, she was a daughter of the late Eldred and Carrie Lou Dorn Ouzts. She retired as an LPN from The Department of Mental Health, volunteered at Lexington Medical Center, was a member of Congaree Baptist Church and a member of the Road Runners. Surviving are her daughters, Velma Jo McMillian and Alice B. Chizek, brother, Rufus E. Ouzts, sister, Eula Mel Parkman, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. www.barr-price.com 803 356-4411.  Published in The State on September 10, 2013.

Fred Lunsford (Freddie) Dorn, son of Vivian Elizabeth SEWELL and George Fred Dorn of the George Ouzts Line

LEXINGTON - Mr. Fred "Freddie" Dorn lost his battle to cancer on September 8, 2013. Born in Edgefield SC, he was a son of the late George Fred and Vivian Elizabeth Sewell Dorn. He retired from AGY after 35 years of loyal service. He was a member of the New Ellington Riding Club. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Jeffcoat Dorn, children, Jason Taylor, Sara Albert, and Scott Taylor, brother, Tommy Dorn, sisters, Vickie Sizemore and Thelma Winham, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Chad Dorn, and a brother, Billy Dorn. A drop-in will be held Sunday September 15, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at the family residence at 314 Sandy Hill Road, Lexington SC 29072. www.barr-price.com 803 356-4411 Published in The State on September 11, 2013.

Strom Franklin Doolittle, son of Kate Lou (Katie) PARDUE and Jesse Paul Davis Doolittle of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, husband of Betty WRIGHT and Annette DICKARD Phillips

GREENWOOD, S.C. - Mr. Strom F. Doolittle, 76, of Saddle Hill Road, husband of Annette Dickard Doolittle, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 in Greenwood. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11 A.M. at Harris Baptist Church in Greenwood with burial in Eastview Cemetery in Edgefield at 1:30 P.M. Mr. Doolittle was a native of Edgefield, S.C. and was a member of Harris Baptist Church. He was a Retired Regional Director for Aiken Electric Coop. and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a Mason and a Shriner. He Attended Clemson University on A Football Scholarship from 1956 to 1958. Survivors include his wife, 2 Daughters - Tammy Harris, Shaunna (Barry) Ouzts; 3 Grandchildren - Whitney (Joseph) Holley, Katie Harris, and Blayre Ouzts. Memorials may be made to Harris Baptist Church, 300 Center St., Greenwood, S.C. 29649 or Hospice House of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, S.C. 29646. The family is at the home and will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M. before the service at the church. Please sign the on line Register Book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.  Published in The Augusta Chronicle on September 5, 2013.

Mattie Louise CANFIELD McCoy Sprouse, widow of Francis O'Neal (Neal) Sprouse of the Abram Ouzts Line and of Lawrence Gary McCoy, Sr., daughter of Esther Odessa MURPHY and Richard Charles Canfield

Mattie Louise Canfield Sprouse, 86, of 303 Oakwood Drive, widow of Francis O’Neal “Neal” Sprouse, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late Richard Charles and Esther Murphy Canfield. She was of the Baptist faith. She was first married to the late Lawrence “Brother” McCoy and was preceded in death by her sons, Lawrence Gary McCoy and Michael Wayne McCoy; two sisters and two brothers. Surviving is a sister and brother-in-law, Cleo Elizabeth and Don Farmer of Greenwood and a brother and sister-in-law, Jimmie Marshall and Nancy Yvonne Canfield of Waterloo.

Stanley Eugene Ouzts, son of Mary Magdalene ASHLEY and Henry Winfred (Dag) Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, former husband of  Mary Kay STONE

Anderson SC - Stanley Eugene Ouzts, 68, formerly of Ware Shoals, died Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home. Born in Abbeville County he was a son of Mary Ashley Ouzts and the late Henry W. "Dag" Ouzts. He was of the Baptist faith, and was a veteran of the US Navy. Surviving in addition to his mother of Donalds are: a son: Thomas Ouzts and wife Terri; two daughters: Lee Johnson and husband Harvey, and Kim Ouzts and special friend Dale, all of Ware Shoals; one brother: Roger W. Ouzts of Belton; two sisters: Debbie Moore and husband Roger of Hodges, and Diane Ashley of Belton; two grandchildren: Michael and Levi Ouzts; and four step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one sister, Patsy Lollis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Pruitt Funeral Home with Chaplain Steve Cannon officiating. Burial will follow in Oakbrook Memorial Park. The family is at the home of a sister, Diane Ashley, 5988 Belton Hwy., Belton, and will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pruitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.  Published in Anderson Independent-Mail on September 5, 2013.

Mark Clifford Styles, third husband of Sheila HILL Smith Taylor Styles of the Henry Ouzts Line, son of Beryl Rose and Brian Alan Styles

Waterloo SC -  Mark Clifford Styles, 48, resident of 154 Lail Street, husband of Sheila Hill Taylor, died September 3, 2013, near Detroit MI, while on business. Born February 26, 1965, in London, England, he was the son of Beryl Rose Styles Steckler and the late Brian Alan Styles. He was a 1983 graduate of Cooper City High School in Ft. Lauderdale FL and a 2000 graduate of the University of South Florida. He was a US Army Veteran of both Desert Storm (Iraq) and Afghanistan. He was a communicant of the Church of England and the Episcopal Church of America. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home and his mother and step-father, Norman Steckler of Waterloo are a son, Mark Bjorn Styles of Mainz, Germany; a daughter, Karen Styles Harnuck and husband Daniel of Bad Kreuznach, Germany; a step-daughter, Harper Smith Rodriguez and husband Arturo of Greenwood; two step-grandchildren, Anthony Lee Rodriquez and Bailey Magdalena Rodriguez; a sister, Lorraine Marcia Vivash and husband Robert of Hertfordshire, England; two step-brothers, Anthony Tyrone Steckler and wife Kristine of Tucson AZ and Thomas Steckler and wife Tracie of Washington State. Graveside services with Military Rites will be conducted at 3:30 pm Sunday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with Rev. Lee Going officiating. The family is at the home in Waterloo and will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675.

Mamie Jane RUSH Beauford Rambo, daughter of Salena Jane (Janie) CORLEY and Seaborn Stalnaker Rush of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, widow of Walter Clinton Beauford and Charles Eugene (Cotton) Rambo

Mamie Rush Beauford Rambo, 92, former resident of Cornelia Circle, widow of Charles E. "Cotton" Rambo, died August 26, 2013 at Magnolia Manor. Born June 3, 1921, in McCormick County, she was a daughter of the late Seaborn Stalnaker Rush and Janie Corley Rush. She was a 1939 graduate of Greenwood High School and was retired from Monsanto. She was the former owner and operator of Mamie's Beauty Shop. Mrs. Rambo was a member of Laurel Baptist Church and the Ballew Sunday School Class of the church. She was twice married, first to the late Walter C. Beauford, Sr. Surviving are a son, Walter C., Jr. and wife Patricia Beauford of Greenwood; a brother, Rev. Wilbur and wife Louise Rush of Greer; two granddaughters, Terri and husband Rob Parkman of Ninety Six and Angie and husband Wesley Noffz of Greenwood; and four great grandchildren, Tanner and wife Meg Parkman, Kinsli Parkman, Conner Noffz and Cassidy Noffz. She was predeceased by ten brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am Thursday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robbie Stollger and Rev. Stanley Sprouse officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Bo Parkman, Hilton Dodgen, Jr., Pat Koone, Mike Koone, Robbie Parkman, Wesley Noffz and Tanner Parkman. Honorary escort will be members of the Ballew Sunday School Class. The family is at the home of Walter C., Jr. and Patricia Beauford, 115 Quail Run Ct. and will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 Thursday morning. Memorials may be made to either to Laurel Baptist Church, 330 Sample Road, Greenwood, SC 29649, or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646.

Stacy Carter Ouzts, Sr., son of Ida Mae CARTER and Stacy Peter Ouzts  of the Henry Ouzts Line, widower of Virginia Katherine CARLISLE, Belle Edith SMITH, Marian Corine MILLER, and Lois Marjorie WING

N. CHARLESTON - Stacy Carter Ouzts, 97, of North Charleston, SC, died Sunday, August 25, 2013. The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8720 Antler Drive, North Charleston SC 29405 at 9:30 am. The Interment will be held at 4:30 pm at Hodges Cemetery, Hodges SC. The family will receive friends Wednesday in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road, between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Stacy was born April 26, 1916 in Epworth SC, son of the late Stacy Peter Ouzts and the late Ida Mae Carter Ouzts. He was a welder and draftsman at the Charleston Naval Shipyard and a property developer in North Charleston. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he served as a teacher, high councilman and bishop among other callings. He was the widower of Belle Hodges Ouzts and Lois Bulterman Ouzts. He is survived by his sons, Stacy Carter Ouzts Jr. and his wife Corinne of North Charleston SC and David Carlisle Ouzts of Gillette WY; daughters: Regina Katherine Ouzts and Leora Jane Ouzts both of North Charleston SC and Barbara Fae O. Harris and her husband DeWin of Troutdale OR; sister, Elizabeth Taylor and her husband Marlow; brother, Milton Ouzts all of Bountiful UT; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to North Charleston Ward-Missionary Fund, c/o The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 111 Elon Drive, Ladson SC 29456. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.

Alice Lucinda TAYLOR Bendel Ouzts, wife of Larry Elbert Ouzts of the Michael Ouzts Line, daughter of Margaret L. HOOD and Ocie T. Taylor

Alice Taylor Ouzts, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Columbus Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home beginning at 1:00 with Rev. Mike Reeves officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. EST, at the funeral home.  Alice was born on January 6, 1937 in Lee County AL to the late O.T. Taylor and Margaret Hood Taylor Raybon. A graduate from Jordan High School class of 1955 she went on to work in the medical field at the old Cobb Memorial Hospital then with Dr. Carter Baldwin. Determined and hardworking she left Dr. Baldwin’s practice to work beside her husband Larry. Together they built a thriving business Metro Ltd. Limo Svc. She always found time to enjoy her favorite baseball team the Atlanta Braves and making crafts.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Larry Elbert Ouzts; son Jeffrey Lynn Bendel; sister, Rebecca Sprayberry; sister, Mara Gillen; great granddaughter Jaleigha Waldon; brother in laws, Leroy “Bill” Gillen and Harold Dennis Ouzts.  Survivors include her two children, Cheryl Ouzts Ritch and Chris Ouzts both of Columbus GA; sister, Virginia Bates (David) of Shreveport LA; brother Charles “Ted” and Kay Taylor of Phenix City AL; four grandchildren, Jennifer Crawford (Corey) of Columbus GA; Jeffrey Tanner Ritch of Columbus GA; Jarrod Ouzts of St. Charles MO; Tyler Obermeier of St. Charles MO; and three great grandchildren, Dezare, Isaiah and Cori.  Alice was a loving and caring person who gave her time selflessly. Her greatest joy in life was her family whom she devoted herself to, she will be dearly missed. Flowers are welcomed by the family or donations can be made to Columbus Hospice. The family wants to thank Columbus Hospice for all the wonderful care they gave Mrs. Ouzts.

Linda Jean SPEARMAN Davis, daughter of Varie Estelle McCARY and Samuel Floyd Spearman of the George Ouzts Line, wife Stephen Ross Davis

Linda Spearman Davis, 67, former resident of 127 Northgate died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at NHC Healthcare. Born in Greenwood on July 8, 1946, she was a daughter of Estelle McCary Spearman and the late Samuel F. Spearman. A graduate of Greenwood High School, Linda was a certified dental assistant. She was formerly employed as a purchasing agent with Moore's Business Forms for over thirty years and had also worked for Lander University. Linda was a loving mother and enjoyed life. She especially enjoyed spending time with family, friends and her beloved church family. Ms. Davis was a charter member of Woodfields Baptist Church and was also a member of the Pricilla Sunday School Class.  Surviving in addition to her mother of Greenwood are two sons, Ross Alan Davis and wife Jennifer of Greenville and Russell Floyd Davis and wife Erin of Charleston; two grandchildren, Madison Lanford and Ethan Ross Davis; a sister, Janice S. Byrd and husband Steve of Ninety Six; and two nieces, Gina Reid and fiancée, George Kerhoulas and Andrea Sanders and husband Bryan, all of Greenwood. Services will be conducted Monday at 1:30 at Woodfields Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Miller and Reverend Sam Thomason officiating. Private burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Honorary escort will be members of the Pricilla Sunday School Class along with special friends JoAnn and Ronnie Goard, Sharon Estes Susan Brown and Pam Haralson. The family will receive friends Monday from 12:30 until the service hour at Woodfields Baptist Church in the church social hall and at other times at the home of Janice and Steve Byrd, 402 Highway 702 in Ninety Six. The family would especially like to thank Dr. Bryan Ellenberg, Dr. Melissa Maceda, the staff of Emerald Gardens and the staff of NHC Healthcare for their wonderful care and compassion throughout Linda's illness. Those desiring may make memorials to Woodfields Baptist Church, 1715 Marshall Road, Greenwood, SC 29646.  For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Davis family.

Pearl Stella EASLER Faulkner, widow of Otis Thomas Faulkner of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Fannie J. GRIMSLEY and Walter Palmer Easler

Mrs. Stella Easler Faulkner, 90, formerly of Ninety-Six, widow of Otis T. Faulkner, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 in Fayetteville NC.  Born in Richland County SC on December 19, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Walter P. and Fannie Grimsley Easler.  Stella was preceded in death by a son, Wayne T. Faulkner; five brothers; and four sisters.  Surviving are two daughters: Glenda F. Johnson of Fayetteville NC, and Carolyn A. Faulkner of Wilmington NC; a sister Sadie E. Rushton of Ninety-Six; a brother Harold Easler of Valdosta GA; and grandchildren: Candice Bruton of Greensboro, NC, Evan Faulkner-Hayes of Beaufort NC, and Todd Bruton of Greenville SC.  The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Hope Mills Retirement Center for their loving care for the last three years.

Allan Wellsley Blackburn, third husband of Iris Eudonna McDOWELL Patrick Hodge Blackburn of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line

Allan Wellsley Blackburn, 72, of 718 Stillwell Road, husband of Iris McDowell Blackburn, died Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Hospice House. Born in Milwaukee WI, Allan was raised in the home of the late Lawrence and Margaret Smotherman. He was an US Air Force veteran where he spent two tours in Vietnam as a navigator on B-52 Bombers. Allan received his Bachelors’ degree in both Anthropology and Astronomy and he taught Physics.  Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are a son, David King and his wife, Jessica Clemente; a step-son, Brandon Hodge; a brother, Douglas Blackburn and his wife Wendy Weinberg; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Harris Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 Center Street, Greenwood, SC 29649 or the charity of one’s choice.  The family is at the home.  A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 am on Monday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Frank Thomas officiating.

Susan Eleanor WOMACK Quattlebaum, daughter of Delta Mae OUZTS of the Jacob Ouzts II Line and James Rufus Womack, Sr., and wife of Melvin Emanuel (Bubba) Quattlebaum

On Sunday, August 4, 2013, Susan Womack Quattlebaum, 73, wife of Melvin "Bubba" Quattlebaum, died peacefully at her home in Ninety Six.  Born on May 26, 1940, Susan spent her childhood growing up in Saluda SC. After graduation from Saluda high school in 1958, Susan entered the secretarial science program at Lander College. After completion of her studies, she met and fell in love with Melvin "Bubba" Quattlebaum. After her graduation, they married on June 9, 1962. Susan and Bubba welcomed their first child, Brian, into the world on September 8, 1967, and later came Suzanne on June 4, 1976. Susan had a 21 year career as a secretary at Monsanto. After a brief hiatus to care for her youngest child at home, Susan returned to work initially as the church secretary at a First Baptist Church in Ninety Six SC, and later as an administrative assistant at the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce. She retired from the latter after years of dutiful service. Susan spent the remaining years of her life with her devoted husband, who cared for her every need as she battled Primary Lateral Sclerosis and ensuing dementia. Susan is best known for her dutiful work ethic, her gift of gab, her generosity, her tenacity, and her immense love of her friends and family.  Those left to mourn her passing include her husband, Melvin Quattlebaum of the home; a son, Brian Quattlebaum and fiance', Allison Caristi of Charleston; a daughter, Suzanne Metcalf and husband Milo of Longmont CO; a brother, Bobby Womack of Ninety Six and her sister, Betty Merchant and husband Clyde of Saluda. Funeral services will be conducted 2:30PM Thursday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Sprouse officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home, 3 Blake Rd. in Ninety Six and will receive friends Wednesday evening 5 to 7 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to ALS Association, SC Chapter, 1023 Wappso Rd., Suit A19, Charleston SC 29407 or to the Alzheimer's Association S.C. Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd.- Suit L, Anderson SC 29621. If here today, Susan would express her gratitude for her family and friends and their devotion to her throughout her lifetime.

William Edwin Dorn, Jr., son of Leila Virginia PARKMAN of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line and William Edwin Dorn, Sr., husband of Paulette SPIGNER

William E. Dorn Jr. CAYCE A memorial service for William E. Dorn, Jr., 69, of Cayce, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Thompson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Rev. Mark Bredholt will officiate. The family will greet friends from 2:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Dorn passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Virginia Parkman Dorn and the late William Edwin Dorn, Sr. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from SCE&G after many years of devoted service. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his son, William A. Dorn of Lexington; daughter, Jennie A. Dorn (Charles W. Dickerson, Jr.) of Lexington; two grandchildren, Brandon Dickerson and Raegan Dickerson; sisters, Gayle Stone of Lexington, and Cheryl Johnson (Steve) of Columbia; brother, Steve Dorn; and many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends may sign the on-line guest book at www.thompsonsfuneral.com <http://www.thompsonsfuneral.com>.

Henry Duncan Wofford, Sr., husband of Dorothy Louise (Dottie) OUZTS of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, widower of Edna Catherine HOLMES Wofford, and son of Ella Bell DUNCAN and Henry Carroll Wofford

JOHNSTON SC – Henry Duncan Wofford, Sr., 93, of Johnston SC passed away on July 20, 2013. He was born in Columbia SC on March 29, 1920 to the late Henry Carroll Wofford and Ella Belle Duncan Wofford. As a young child he moved with his family to Orangeburg SC, attended Orangeburg schools and graduated from Orangeburg High School. He learned his work ethic as a teenager, rising early in the morning assisting his father at the Railway Express Agency delivering freight with a team of horses, then delivering the Orangeburg newspaper before going to school. After school he obtained the foundation for his career working at Reneker’s Menswear. In high school he developed his love of music and played trombone in dance bands throughout the region and continued playing in dance bands while in the military. After enlisting as a private in the United States Army he was selected to attend Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning GA, where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He rose to the rank of captain in World War II while serving in China in the “Flying Tigers” of the 14th Army Air Force. Many times he “flew over the Hump” to and from India, Burma and China. Henry loved to travel, visiting numerous countries and encircling the globe. He cherished friends throughout the world. A civic leader, church leader, and business man, Henry served his community and state in many ways and received numerous honors. He was chosen as the South Carolina Jaycees “Young Man of the Year” for 1954; was past master and life member of Kadosh Lodge #181 Ancient Free Masons and a member of Johnston Memorial Post of the American Legion. He was past president of the Johnston Merchants Association; secretary of the Johnston Medical Center; vice chairman of the Yemesee District of the Boy Scouts of America; trustee of the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home; vice president of the South Carolina Eye Bank and for many years, a trustee of the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina. He was the grand marshal of the Johnston Peach Festival in 1994. Henry was also state director of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was loyal and devoted member of his church. A founding member of Providence Baptist Church, he had served as deacon, Sunday school teacher, organist and choir director. His contributions to education included his membership on the Edgefield County Board of Education and during 1984-1985 served as chairman of the South Carolina State Board of Education. He first joined the Lions Club at age nineteen and had over sixty years of perfect attendance. As a member of Lions International he served as club president; district governor; chairman of his State’s Council of Governors; and was honored with the Gold Star Award; the International President’s Award and numerous extension awards and in 1977 was elected international director. As a business man Henry owned and operated Wofford’s Men’s Clothing and Furnishings in Johnston for over sixty years. He received a certificate in retailing from New York University and was appointed to the United States Department of Commerce Small Business Administration’s Advisory Board. An industry leader, he also served as president of the Carolinas Clothiers Association, a professional organization promoting the men’s apparel industry. Henry was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-two years, Edna Holmes Wofford. He is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Dorothy Ouzts Mixon Wofford; two daughters, Carolyn Stroup (Dave) of Florence SC and Catherine Campbell (Fred) of Concord NC and one son, Henry Duncan Wofford, Jr. of Edgefield SC. Additional survivors include a daughter by marriage, Teresa Mixon Massie and a son by marriage, John L. Mixon III (Mary), both of Augusta GA. Grandchildren are Alexander Campbell of Greenville SC, Sara Campbell Hammonds of Concord NC, Brannen McElmurray of New York NY and Kristin Flaherty of Easley SC. Grandchildren by marriage are Belle Mixon Massie of New York NY, Bland Massie III and John L. Mixon IV of Augusta GA. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sara Wofford McFern and a grandson, Henry Duncan Wofford III. Also preceding him in death were brothers Connor Wofford and Samuel Wofford and a sister, Mary Frances Fogle, all of Orangeburg SC. Funeral services will be held on July 22, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Providence Baptist in Johnston with the Rev. Dr. Glenn Mosteller presiding. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church sanctuary. Burial will follow the service at Philippi Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 110 Dillon Drive, Spartanburg SC 29307 or Providence Baptist Church, 1701 Highway 191, Johnston SC 29632. Bland Funeral Home of Johnston is serving the Wofford family. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.blandfh.

Ina Claire WILLIAMS Sypert, daughter of Beatrice P. BYLER and Rev. Forrest Blalock Williams of the David Ouzts Line, and widow of Rev. Clarence Wayne Sypert, Sr.

Ina Claire Williams Sypert, age 91, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 18, 2013, in Helena MT, after a brief illness. She had been under loving hospice care at the home of her oldest daughter and son-in-law. Ina was born in Waco TX, on Dec. 26, 1921. After spending some of her earlier schooling at San Marcos Baptist Academy, she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas TX. Ina attended one year at Baylor University before leaving school to help her family. On March 20, 1945, Ina and the Rev. C. Wayne Sypert were married at Lakeside Baptist Church in Dallas, with Ina's father the Rev. Forrest B. Williams presiding. Ina was a faithful and loving helpmate to her husband as the Lord directed them in the ministry from Orange to San Antonio to Follett TX. While in Follett, the Rev. Sypert and his family felt Gods call to develop Gods work in Casper WY. From there the family moved to Montana, living in Miles City, Billings, Pryor and Busby before settling in Hardin MT. Whether Ina was working at the local Woolworths, Federal Reserve Bank, J.C. Penny's, Casper Hospital, Busby General Store, and finally retiring from Morrisette State Farm Insurance Agency in Hardin after 27 years, Ina was always smiling, giving encouragement and sharing the message of Gods Saving Grace. Even after reaching the young age of 80, Ina continued to volunteer with such organizations as Good Samaritan Ministry and Christian Women's Job Corps in Brownwood TX, and serving as a Sunday School teacher at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church. The following Bible verse, from Philippians 4:8, describes the life that Ina lived for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. The family would like to thank the many Christians around the world who have prayed for Ina and her healing. She is now fully healed in Gods Grace. Ina knew, believed and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and she knew that she will be united in Heaven with all true believers. Ina was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. C. Wayne Sypert and his parents, Clarence W. and Bertha Ownby Sypert; Ina's parents, the Rev. Forrest B. Williams and Beatrice Byler Williams; a grandson, Andre Sypert; three brothers, Allen, Billy and his wife Betty, and Lt. Forrest B. Williams Jr.; and sister-in-law, Georgia Williams. Ina is survived by four children, Diane and husband Warren Duff Duffield of Helena MT, Kathy and husband Dan Schara of Middleton ID, Wayne and wife Sophie of Oak Harbor WA, and Juanita Sypert of Brownwood TX. Ina is also survived by one brother, Dr. Marion Jack Williams of Houston TX; and a sister, Alice Williams of Austin TX. Her extended surviving family includes five grandchildren, Martha (Marty) Hartnett and husband John, Kelsie Schara, Justin Schara, Mathew Sypert, and Wayne Sypert III; and four great-grandchildren, Austin Wayne Sypert, and Hallie, Katelyn, and Kylie Hartnett. Also surviving Ina are: special cousin, Geneva Seago of Brownwood TX; Joe and Jill Barry and family of Kent WA; the members of her beloved Sunday School Friendship Class at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, and neighbors and friends of the Brownwood community. Interment will be at the Hardin Cemetery in Hardin MT.

Joseph Earle Ouzts, Jr., son of Viola Adelle FOX and Joseph Earle Ouzts, Sr. of the Abram Ouzts Line, widower of Marjorie Isabelle LANNIN and Evelyn J. CROUT, husband of  Foye Furtick GIBBONS

WEST COLUMBIA SC – Mr. Joseph Earle Ouzts, Jr., 92, died Thursday, July 18, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday at Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church, Edgefield, with the Reverend Dr. Charles Wilson officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service in the church. Mr. Ouzts was born in Edgefield SC, a son of the late Joseph Earle and Viola Fox Ouzts. He graduated from Edgefield High School in 1941.  He had been a resident of Columbia since 1945, and he was a member of Holland Avenue Baptist Church, W. Columbia and former member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Columbia. A US Navy veteran during World War II, Mr. Ouzts served in the South Pacific Theater. After being discharged, he entered the University of South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He graduated in the class of 1949, was a member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity, and was a member Gamecock Club for over 40 years. After graduation, he was employed in the accounting division at Colonial Stores for ten years. He was then employed with Young and Roberts and Merritt & Associates for 28 years before he retired in 1988. He is survived by his beloved wife, Foye Furtick Ouzts; two daughters, Delly Ouzts (Tom) Young, Aiken, and Kathy Ouzts (Rich) Bonjour, Weddington NC; a son, James Allan (Carol) Ouzts, Fayetteville GA; six grandchildren, Tom Young, Jr., Bryan Earle Young, Andrew Scott Ouzts, Daniel Blake Ouzts, Jennifer Bonjour Flavin, and Stephen Joseph Bonjour; seven great grandchildren; and two sisters, Lucille O. Padgett, Johnston, and Mary O. Korrek, Edgefield. The family would like to thank his caregivers, Ceclia White and Sonia Stevenson. Mr. Ouzts was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjory L. Ouzts, second wife, Evelyn C. Ouzts, five sisters, a brother, and a great grandson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1194 Meeting Street, Edgefield SC 29824. Shellhouse Funeral Hone, Inc., 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken SC. Mr. Ouzts’ online guest book may be signed at www.shellhousefuneralhome.com

Ernest Lester (Les) DeVore, Jr., son of Virginia Evelyn (Jennie) SHAFFER of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line and Ernest Lester (Les) DeVore, Sr., widower of  Annie Marie LONG

Ernest Leslie "Les" Devore, Jr., 85, resident of Ashley House, former resident of 106 Botany Ct., widower of Marie Long Devore, died July 11, 2013 at Hospice House. Born October 30, 1927, in Greenwood County, he was the son of the late Ernest Leslie, Sr. and Virginia Shaffer Devore.  He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and was the former owner/operator of Timberlake "66". He was more recently employed by Southern Wheels.  Mr. Devore was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Brotherhood Sunday School Class of the church and was a member of the Greenwood Masonic Lodge #91, and the Hejaz Shrine Temple. He was formerly a member of the Greenwood Motorcycle Club.  Surviving are a daughter, Judy (Danny) Mitchell of Greenwood; a son, Ernest (Lynn Shirley) Devore of Cross Hill; five grandchildren, Ernie Devore, Jamie Devore, Travis (Sarah) Mitchell, Ashlee (Matt) Nemes, and Holly Mitchell; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  He was predeceased by a sister, Ida Frances Davis. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 pm Sunday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Davis officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Grandsons, Ernie Devore, Travis Mitchell and Dillon Devore, along with Matt Nemes, Samuel Madden and Nick Powell. Honorary escort will be members of the Brotherhood Sunday School Class along with Vern Cox, Travis Miller, Tommy Harrison, Robert Godfrey, Bobby Agner, Burl Shidle, Hiram Mitchell, Bennie Stevens, Gary Hinton, Tony Phillips, Bobby Matthews, Morris Tolbert and Randy Rodgers.  The family is at the home of Judy and Danny Mitchell, 119 Oxford Road, and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 Saturday evening.  Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646.  The family would like to express their appreciation to the staffs of Ashley House and Hospice House for their kindnesses and care.

Absolum Horn Herron II, husband of  Frances Elizabeth SHARPE of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, son of Emma (Emmie) JENNINGS and John Edward Herron

Mr. A.H. Herron, 87, of Edgefield, died Sunday June 30, 2013 at University Hospital. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday July 2, 2013 at 11 A.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with visitation from 10 to 11 A.M. before the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery with Military honors. Mr. Herron was a native of Edgefield County and was a retired Textile Worker. He was a Navy Veteran. Survivors include three daughters- Judith H, Herron, Kathy H. Flores, Beverly H. Shields; two Sons- Donnie G. Herron and Billy J. Herron; ten Grandchildren and eighteen Great-Grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 266 Edgefield, S.C. 29824. Grandsons will be Pallbearers. The family is at the home of his daughter Beverly Shields on Haley Dr. in North Augusta. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Richard Wayne Bledsoe, step son of  James Walker DeVore, Jr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, son of Rosa S. ALLEN and William Oliver (Ollie) Bledsoe

Mr. Richard Wayne Bledsoe, 54, of Wigfall St., died Friday at Aiken Regional Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held Monday July 1, 2013 at 2 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 P.M. before the service at the funeral home. Mr. Bledsoe was a native of Edgefield County and was a member of Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church. He was a retired Carpenter at S.R.S. Survivors include 1 Daughter- Shauna Bledsoe; 2 sons- Joshua Bledsoe and Adam Bledsoe; 2 Grandchildren- Chase and Alexia Bledsoe; 3 Sisters- Barbara Langley, Ruth Satcher, and Martha Jester; 1 Brother- Allen Devore; Mr. Bledsoe is also survived by his Children's Mother- Virginia Glazzard. Memorials may be made to the Charity of One's Choice. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Ruby Nell RADFORD Ouzts, widow of Allen Johnson Ouzts of the Abram Ouzts Line, daughter of Tency M. HASTINGS and Frank F. Radford

TROY - Rubynell Ouzts, 80, of 301 Olander Road, Troy, widow of Allen Johnson Ouzts, died Monday, June 17, 2013 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Tency Radford. She was retired from Greenwood Mills, Mathews Plant. Rubynell was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, arts and crafts, painting, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Briggs and Inez Coker. Surviving are her children, Jerome and his wife, Patsy Ouzts, Peggy and her husband, Doug Abney, Denton and his wife, Nancy Ouzts, all of Ninety Six; eight grandchildren, Suzanne Johnson of Greenwood, Jennifer Yackle of Greenwood, Angela Ouzts of Waterloo, John Horton, Kayleigh Ouzts, Jamie Ouzts, Jason Abney and Eric Abney, all of Ninety Six; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Myra Taylor officiating. Honorary escort will be Eric Abney, Jason Abney, John Horton, Jamie Ouzts, Mark Bratcher and Denton Ouzts. The family will receive friends at Harley Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. The family is at the home of her daughter, Peggy Abney, 424 Sandridge Church Road. Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Earl Wofford Brewington, Sr., husband of Betty Claire COURSEY of the Henry Ouzts Line, son of Mattie and Irvin M. Brewington

Earl Wofford Brewington, Sr. passed away June 10, 2013. Mr. Brewington was predeceased by his wife, Betty Coursey Brewington in 2000. Mr. Brewington was born in Laurens County and grew up in Greenwood County. A natural talent for anything mechanical, Mr. Brewington began his career working with several relatives who mentored him. He quickly became a well-known talent in the Greenwood area as an Automobile Mechanic. In his early career Mr. Brewington was known to build and tune some of the most sought-after engines for race teams in the era before the modern NACSAR age. In the 1960s many car enthusiasts would bring their muscle cars to "Mr. B" on Friday afternoon to be sure they were just right for the weekend. In 1966 he was given the opportunity to teach in the newly-created Automotive Technology Department at Piedmont Technical College. He later became Department Head and served until his retirement in 1988. Many of his students remember him as strict and sometimes hard on his classes, for good reason. He is fondly remembered as "Mr. B" to many Automotive Technicians in the Southeast. Several of "Mr. B's" classes won numerous Chrysler MOPAR National Competitions. Although he was sought after to head many current NASCAR teams' engine programs, "Mr. B" chose to end his career at Piedmont Tech. He probably took many of those winning secrets with him yesterday. After his retirement he continued to operate Brewington Antiques on Montague Avenue. He was an accomplished Appraiser and this grew to be his second love after automobiles. Later in life he spent time minding the shop with Betty and they both enjoyed visiting with friends and patrons. He was always happy to share his knowledge of antiques with anyone who stopped by with old items for appraisal or sale.  On Monday we lost one of those quiet ones who gave advice sparingly but when he did it was worth your while to take a minute and listen. Mr. Brewington was a member of Greenwood First Baptist Church and in his younger days was active with the Youth and RA Programs. He is survived by his two sons, Earl Brewington, Jr. and his wife Teresa, Mat Brewington and his wife Wanda, grandsons Bob Brewington and Travis Brewington (and his wife, Scotty Brewington) and granddaughter Elizabeth Jones (and her husband, Kyle Jones) and three great-grandchildren, Cash Brewington, Hank Brewington and Levi Jones. A private graveside service will be conducted Wednesday in Edgewood Cemetery with Dr. Charles Moates officiating. The Family requests that Memorials be made to the: "Mr. B" Automotive Technician Scholarship at Piedmont Technical College. Checks should be made to: The Piedmont Technical College Foundation, PO BOX 1467, Greenwood SC 29648-1467.

Grace DEES Crowder Adams, second wife of William Othello (W.O.) Adams of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, daughter of Olive Beatrice MOORE and Henry Olin Dees

Grace Dees Adams, 82, resident of 1928 Montague Avenue Ext., died June 9, 2013, at Hospice House. Born July 25, 1930, in Waycross GA, she was a daughter of the late Henry Olin and Olive Beatrice Moore Dees. She was a graduate of Ware County High School in Waycross. Ms. Adams was a former employee of the County Bank and Bankers Trust and retired from Greenwood Savings & Loan. She was active in banking for more than 42 years. She was a former member of Jordan Memorial Baptist Church and was a member of North Side Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, James "Tot" and wife Charlotte Crowder of Hodges; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Clinton Yates Crowder and a great grandson, Gavin Yates Crowder. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 am Thursday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Burroughs officiating. The family is at the home on Montague Avenue and will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646.

Clifford Carlton Berry, son of Eunice Latrell TURNER and Clifford Doris (Bud) Berry of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, widower of Jutta Mae WILLIAMSON Berry

Mr. Clifford Carlton Berry, 86, of Edgefield, husband of the late Jutta Mae Williamson Berry, died Sunday [2 June 2013] at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday June 5, 2013 at 11 A.M. at Berea Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Berry was a native of Greenwood S.C. and attended Berea Baptist Church. He was a self-employed Brick Mason and a Navy Veteran of WW II. Survivors include 1 daughter- Julie (Duane) Brown; 2 Sons- Joey (Donna) Berry, and Robert (Allison) Berry; 7 Grandchildren, 5 Great-Grandchildren, and 3 nieces. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M. before the service at the Church.  Pallbearers are Thomas Brown, Robert Harper, Cody Harper, Jonathan Berry, Kole Helmie, and Bill Smith. Honorary Pallbearers are Aaron, Zachary, and Daniel Berry. Please sign the online register book at
www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Emma Virginia BRICE Rush, wife of Seaborn Curtis Rush of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, daughter of Muta JOHNSON and Elmer B. Brice

GREENVILLE - Emma Brice Rush, 92, widow of S. C. Rush, died Friday, May 31, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Rush was born September 17, 1920 in Spartanburg SC, a daughter of the late Elmer B. and Muta Johnson Brice of Greenwood SC. She was a graduate of Lander University with a B.S. degree, class of 1942. The Rushes came to live in Greenville in the fall of 1946. She was an active member of Augusta Road Baptist Church for 63 years and was a member of the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. Emma will best be remembered for her strong faith in Jesus Christ and the example she set as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Surviving are her sons, William Curtis Rush and wife, Cecilia and John Seaborn Rush; her grandson, William Curtis Rush, Jr. and wife, Kimberly; a great-grandson, Thomas David Rush and a great-granddaughter, Betsy Jane Rush. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by 3 infant sons and her grandson, David Sims Rush. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013 at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Mackey Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Augusta Road Baptist Church, 1823 Augusta Road, Greenville SC 29605. The Mackey Mortuary, 311 Century Drive, Greenville, is in charge.

Velma Estelle LEWIS Cox, daughter of Clara Viola COLLINS and John Calvin (J.C.) Lewis of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, widow of Judge Rafton Cox

Velma Lewis Cox, 90, former resident of Greenwood, widow of Judge Rafton Cox, died May 14, 2013 at Skyridge Medical Center in Cleveland TN.  Born in Edgefield County, February 9, 1923, she was a daughter of the late John C. and Clara Viola Collis Lewis. Mrs. Cox retired from Greenwood Mills, Matthews Plant, with over 42 years of service. She was a member of First Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and the T.E.L. Sunday School Class of the church.  Surviving are a brother, Morris Lewis and wife Nancy, with whom she made her home since 2003, of Cleveland TN along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, John Herman Lewis and James Courtlan Lewis and a sister, Margaret Boggs.  Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 PM in Greenwood Memorial Gardens with Rev. Bryant Sims officiating.  The family will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 1:00 to 2:00 Friday afternoon.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621 or to First Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 2107 Mt. Moriah Road, Greenwood SC 29646.

Cynthia Ann BALCHIN Mauldin Paul O'Shields, daughter of Annie Clair HARLING and George Milton (Buddy) Balchin of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, wife of John Ingis Mauldin

Cynthia Ann Balchin O'Shields, 65, of Greenville, formerly a longtime Greenwood resident died May 10, 2013 at St. Frances Hospital in Greenville. Born in Greenwood, July 14, 1947, she was a daughter of Annie Clair Harling Balchin and the late George Milton Balchin.  Surviving in addition to her mother of Hendersonville, NC are two daughters, Tracy Everett and husband Brian of Charlotte, NC and Abigail Mauldin of Greenville; six grandchildren; a sister, Clair Harmon and husband Michael of Greenville; and a brother, Mickey Balchin and wife Pam of Greenwood. Private cryptside funeral services were conducted Monday from the Oakbrook Memorial Park Chapel Mausoleum with Reverend Calvin Holland officiating. Entombment followed in the Oakbrook Memorial Park Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, PO Box 1245 Alberta Lea, MN 56007-9976, ATTN: Honor and Memorial Gifts. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the O'Shields family.

William Daniel (Danny) Carroll, Sr., first husband of Rhonda Dickson OUZTS of the Daniel Ouzts Line, son of Mary Dixon BERRY and Daniel L. Carroll

May 8, 2013 - William D. "Danny" Carroll Johnston SC. Construction Worker Mr. William D."Danny" Carroll, 50, of Berry Farm Rd., died Tuesday May 7, 2013 at his residence. Graveside Services will be held Saturday May 11, 2013 at 11 A.M. at Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery in Johnston. Mr. Carroll was a native of Johnston SC and was the son of Daniel L. and Mary Berry Carroll. He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church and was a Construction Worker. Survivors include his Parents, 1 Daughter- Callie Carroll Meeks and her husband William; 1 Son- William (Will) Daniel Carroll, Jr.; 1 Granddaughter- Caroline Meeks; 3 Sisters- Ann C. (Dale) Hunt, Karen (Don) Painter, Donna C. (Jimmy) Higgenbottom. Numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Harmony United Methodist Church c/o Andy Livingston, P. O. Box 311 Johnston SC 29832. The family is at the home of his Parents and will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Please sign the on line register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Maggie Juanita DORN Langley Rowe Hipp Gilstrap, daughter of Lillie Belle FAULKNER and Thomas Walton Dorn, Sr. of the George Ouzts Line, wife of Marvin Langley, B. Rowe, Hipp, and William (Bill) Gilstrap

Edgefield SC - Juanita Dorn Gilstrap, wife of William (Bill) Gilstrap, died Monday April 29, 2013 at her residence on Jeter Street. She was a native of McCormick SC and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, sons- Tommy (Debbie) Langley, Michael (Sonya) Langley, John (Amy) Langley, a daughter Janice (Charles) Kennett, sisters- Ruth, Amanda, Jackie, Jennie, Michelle and Mary Ann, and brothers- Junior, James, and Kenneth Dorn. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Laurens SC. The family will receive friends at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday April 30, 2013 Please sign the register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.

Joseph Felix (Joe) Rearden, son of Lillian Rebecca OUZTS and Jesse Louis (Jess) Rearden of the Peter Ouzts II Line, husband of Edith L. COGDILL and Jaunita COCKRELL

Joseph F. "Joe" Rearden, 87, resident of 332 Grove Street, died April 24, 2013 at Hospice House. Born in Edgefield County, October 27, 1925, he was a son of the late Jesse L. and Lillian Ouzts Rearden. Mr. Rearden retired from Parke-Davis, Greenwood Plant and was a member of Augusta Highway Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Robert Carl Rearden and wife Barbara of Sumter, Keith Charles Rearden and wife Barbara of Hodges and Tony Gerald Rearden of Greenwood; two daughters, Cathy McMahan and husband Roger of Laurens and Lisa Waldrop and husband Roger of
Greenwood; one stepson, Glenn M. Witt of Ninety Six; former wife, Juanita C. Rearden of Greenwood; grandchildren, Robert Carl Rearden of St. Petersburg FL, Philip Chandler Rearden of Hodges, Mickey and husband Robin Franks, Carol McMahan, Amy McMahan, all of Laurens, Jessica Waldrop of Greenwood, Erin and Joshua Smith, both of Donalds, Kacey Waldrop, Ava Rearden, Heather Witt and Hope Witt, all of Greenwood; eleven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a stepson, Mark A. Witt, three brothers, Jesse Orien Rearden, Lloyd Wayman Rearden and Milton Dewey Rearden and two sisters, Lila Mae Barnwell and Ruth Griffin.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Randy Ouzts and Rev. Kenny Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Chandler Rearden, Joshua Smith, William J. Rearden, Jesse R. Rearden, Michael Rearden, Jeremy Rearden, Roger Waldrop and Corey Rearden. Honorary escort will be members of the Men's Sunday School Class of Augusta Highway Baptist Church. The family is at the home of Lisa and Roger Waldrop, 124 Morrow Road in Greenwood and will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 3 Thursday afternoon. Memorials may be made to Augusta Highway Baptist Church, 3720 Highway 25 South, Greenwood SC 29646 or to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Rearden family.

Glenn Allen Langrehr, husband of Jean McDOWELL of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line and son of Norma Jo McFALLS and Jack Neil Langrehr

Glenn Allen Langrehr, 55, resident of 2611 Edgefield Street, husband of Jean McDowell Langrehr, died April 22, 2013 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born March 13, 1958, in Spartanburg, he was a son of Norma Jo McFalls Langrehr and the late Jack Neil Langrehr. He was a graduate of Carolina High School in Greenville, attended North Greenville College where he played baseball and graduated Piedmont Technical College. He retired from Greenwood Mills as I.T.S. Director after 30 years of service. He was a member of Laurel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was a member of the P.M.B. Hunt Club as he was an avid deer hunter. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  Surviving in addition to his wife of the home and mother of Greenville are a daughter, Wendi and husband Rev. Adam Reed of Athens GA; two grandchildren, Rayna and Noah Reed, both of Athens; two sisters, Kathy Turner of Greenville and Jean Marie Uhall of Columbia; three brothers, Tracy (Lynne) Langrehr of Greenville, Barry (Anna) Langrehr of Greenwood and Ted (Kim) Langrehr of Travelers Rest; his mother-in-law, Kathleen McDowell of Greenwood; a sister-in-law, Ann McFerrin of Greenwood; a brother-in-law, Fred (Dr. Betsy) McDowell of Ninety Six; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Lisa Putnam and Susan Spivey and his father-in-law, James McDowell. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Friday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robbie Stollger and Rev. Adam Reed officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be James McDowell, Travis McFerrin, Daniel Greene, Don Swygert, Jeff Minor, John Ward, Neil Steifle and Stan Korpinski. Honorary escort will be members of the P.M.B. Hunt Club, and members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class along with Dr. John Holman. The family is at the home on Edgefield Street and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 Thursday evening. Memorials contributions may be made to Laurel Baptist Church, 330 Sample Road, Greenwood SC 29649.

Margaret McKAY Timmerman, wife of Joe Lockhart (Bud) Timmerman of the John Calvin Ouzts Line and daughter of Irene CARTIN and Alvie Harrison McKay, Sr.

TIMMERMAN - Mrs. Margaret McKay Timmerman, age 91, of Aiken SC formerly of Graniteville S C, wife of the late Joe Lockhart Timmerman and daughter of the late Alvie H. McKay and the late Irene Cartin McKay, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 11, 2013. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. Napier Funeral Home, Inc., 315 Main Street, Graniteville SC 29829 is in charge of the funeral arrangements. You may visit our guest register by logging on to www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com.

Tammie Jean McCARY, daughter of Brenda BANKS and William Iredell (Billy) McCary of the George Ouzts Line

May 12, 1971 - April 6, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Tammie Jean McCary ended her journey on earth on April 6, 2013, in her home, surrounded by her family and loved ones, after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Tammie was born May 12, 1971, in Augusta GA, to Brenda McCary Dyess and the late Billy McCary. Tammie lived her passion as a bartender at the Painted Desert, Varsity Bricktown, and Interurban in Oklahoma City. Tammie loved everyone and her OU Sooners. She was preceded in death by her father, Billy McCary; her grandparents, R. W. Banks and Thelma Ouzts, of Saluda SC, and William I. and Mable McCary. She is survived by her parents, Brenda and Ricky Dyess; uncle, Jimmy Banks, of Saluda SC; brother, Vernon McCary, children, Michael and Brandon, of Oklahoma City, Kama, Gavin and Ashton, of Columbia SC; sister, Pam Gray, children, Melissa Chaffin, of Harrah OK, Nick, of Oklahoma City, and Eric, of Shawnee OK. In closing, the family would like to thank for all the love and support of all the relatives and close friends of Tammie that were here for them through this difficult time. We know Tammie meant a lot to each and every one of them. Tammie wants everybody to wear the ovarian awareness color, which is teal green; that was her wish. Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK, Interment to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City OK.

Jerry Michael (Mike) Lanford, first husband of Rebecca Ann WORKMAN of the George Ouzts Line and second of Frances BUTLER, son of Nelle HILL and Waymon Lanford

Jerry Michael "Mike" Lanford, 69, resident of 1705 McCormick Highway, husband of Frances Butler Lanford, died March 27, 2013 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born October 3, 1943 in Atlanta, he was a son of the late Waymon and Nelle Hill Lanford. He was a 1961 graduate of Greenwood High School and attended Clemson University. He was a Vietnam era US Air Force Reserves veteran. Mr. Lanford retired from KSI (formerly Swofford & Assoc.) as a draftsman. He was a member of South Main Street Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home, are a daughter, Margaret (Mark) Aucoin of Columbia; three sons, Blake (Amanda) Lanford of Conway, Trent Lanford of Abbeville and Colby (fiancée, Katie) Lanford of Greenwood; a sister, Karen (Robert) Winters of Greenville; grandchildren, Madison Lanford, Tyler Aucoin, Presley Aucoin and Emory Lanford.
Memorial services at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel.

Janice Faye CORBIN Long, widow of Carlton Leon Long of the Peter Ouzts II Line

Janice Corbin Long, 67, resident of 112 Weimer Circle, widow of Carlton Leon Long died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at her home. Born in Greenwood, December 6, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Margaret Todd Corbin.  She was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include a son, Bryan Corbin and wife Betsy of Trenton; two daughters, Kristin Long and Karen Long, both of the home; grandson, Christopher Corbin and wife Angie of Greenwood; and great-granddaughter, Cara Corbin; honorary family members, Chris Price, Adam Schlomer, Lori McMahan and David Baldwin, Renee Williams and Chesney Williams. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Long family.

Henry Broadus Collins, son of Frances Isabelle (Fannie Belle) DORN of the George Ouzts Line and Drayton Hoyt Collins, Sr., and husband of Ivadell Mae TALBERT

BRADLEY - Henry Broadus Collins, 90, husband of Ivadell Talbert Collins, of Bradley died Monday, March 11, 2013 at his home. He was born in McCormick to the late D. H. and Frances Dorn Collins. Mr. Collins served his country as a member of the United States Navy during WWII. He retired from Monsanto with many years of service. Mr. Collins was a member of Troy United Methodist Church and the Caldwell Masonic Lodge No. 83. He will be remembered as an avid gardener and a loving family man and friend to all. In addition to his parents, Mr. Collins was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Collins; a brother, Hoyt Collins; and a sister, Margie Timmerman. He is survived by his wife of 60 years of the home; two sons, Tim Collins and his wife, Donna, of Evans GA, and Arthur Collins of Aiken SC; two daughters, Benita Wade and her husband, Brian, of Warrenville SC, and Melissa Mack and her husband, Quinn, of Greenwood; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a special family friend, Shirley Turner. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Troy United Methodist Church, with Dr. Keith Polk and Mr. George Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Overbrook Cemetery in McCormick. The family will receive friends after the burial in the fellowship hall of the church. Memorial contributions, in memory of Mr. Collins, may be sent to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 110 Dillon Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307 or Troy United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 158, Troy SC 29848. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com. Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Collins family.

Norman Bruce (Pop) Anderson, husband of Mary Frances TURNER of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, son of Martha Thomas FORTSON and James Arnold Anderson

Norman Bruce "Pop" Anderson, 60, husband of Mary Frances Turner Anderson, died March 11, 2013 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenwood, April 10, 1952, he was a son of Martha Fortson Anderson and the late James Arnold Anderson. Norman was a graduate of Greenwood High School Class of 1970 and had worked at Greenwood Mills for 42 years, most recent years at Harris Plant. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather as well as a loving son and brother. Norman enjoyed getting together with his family, gardening and watching NASCAR. He was a member of Harris United Methodist Church. Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home and his mother of Greenwood, are his twin sons, Ron Anderson and wife Temple and Don Anderson and wife Jamie, all of Greenwood; two sisters, Susan A. Billen and husband Jerry of Hodges and Carol A. Wiggins and husband Charles M. "Charlie" of Cookeville, TN; his grandchildren, Taylor and Tabitha Anderson and Lauren Anderson; his mother-in-law Gladys W. Turner. He was predeceased by his grandson Ashton Anderson. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. J. William Harris and Rev. Curtis Eidson officiating. Burial will be Oakbrook Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Terry Creswell, Mike Creswell, Gene Munns, Claude Cartledge, Morris Dorn, Greg Sears, Harrison Billen and Mike Cain. Honorary escort will be Mike Saggus, Sammy Bagwell, Matt Shannon, Larry Smith, "Chopper" Gary, Chan McCutcheon, James Fain, Sammy Hollingsworth, Jack Butler and Ronnie Butler. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:30 to 8 Tuesday evening. Memorials may be made to Harris United Methodist Church, PO Box 8850, Greenwood SC 29649. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Anderson family.

Annie Pauline (Ann) OUZTS Bassett, daughter of Caroline Rebecca (Carrie) DANCE and Edgar (Ed) Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of James Oliver (Ollie) Bassett

Annie "Ann" Ouzts Bassett, age 87, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 21, 2013.  She is preceded in death by her husband, James Oliver (Ollie) Bassett; daughter, Jennifer K. Bassett; parents, Ed and Caroline Ouzts.  She is survived by her children, Carolyn Hazard, her husband Don of San Antonio, James Ronald Bassett, his wife Gloria of Lakewood CO, Jodie Edgar Bassett, his wife Debbie of Boerne TX; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Ann retired from Kelly AFB as a Division Secretary in 1986. Ann has been a member of Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church for many years. She loved her Lord, her church, her family and her friends. We will all miss her.  Visitation will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine from 2pm to 7pm with family receiving friends from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral service will be held at 10am Saturday, March 2, 2013 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine with interment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers you may send donations to the charity of your choice.  Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, 303 W. College Ave, Devine Texas 78016 (830) 663-4445.  Express-News -February 27, 2013.

George Preston Callison III, son of Janie Louise HUMPHREYS and George Preston Callison, Jr. of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line

George Preston Callison, III, left this earth February 21, 2013.  Preston, adored son of G. P. Callison, Jr. and Jane Humphreys Callison, was born in Greenwood SC on August 16, 1982. Along with his parents, he patiently welcomed three sisters over the next 10 years, Christina Alice, Cathleen Mae, and Caroline Jane. In 2011, he finally got a brother, Denny Kubinski, husband of Christina. His watchful eye and great love for all things family guided his life and will continue to guide theirs. Words are inadequate to describe Preston, but certain ones are obvious-compassionate, patient, impatient, pacifist, stubborn, loyal, secret keeper, musician, persistent, dramatic, creative genius, debater and philosopher. Most importantly, Preston possessed the most rare of qualities-pureness of heart. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Oakbrook Memorial Park Chapel Mausoleum.  Dr. J. William Harris will assist the family with the service. His family has established The Pres+On Foundation in memory of Preston, c/o County Bank, PO Box 3129, Greenwood SC 29648. The family is at the Barratt House at Callison Highway and Dorn Road. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Callison family.

Mae TIMMERMAN Crump, daughter of Annie Clare TRIMMIER and Thomas Lafayette Timmerman, Sr. DDS of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, widow of Morris Judson Crump, Sr.

CHARLESTON - Mae Timmerman Crump, 86, of Charleston SC (formerly of Laurens, South Carolina) entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 21, 2013. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at Bishop Gadsden, 1 Bishop Way at 4:00 p.m. on February 23. She was the widow of the late Morris Judson Crump, Sr., to whom she was married for more than 56 years, after first meeting him when he was her flight instructor and under whose training she was able to obtain her pilot's license, as well as a dedicated and loving husband. Mrs. Crump was born on November 24, 1926 in Laurens SC, the daughter of Thomas Lafayette Timmerman, Sr. and Annie Clare Trimmier. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Charleston and First United Methodist Church in Laurens. She taught Sunday School in the Kindergarten Department of First United Methodist Church in Laurens for many years. She was also a circle leader, Chairman of the Christian Women's Club, President of the Methodist Women, and President of the Laurens YMCA. She was a lifelong homemaker and accomplished tennis player. She is survived by two sons, Bailey Augustus Crump (Elizabeth Scott Moise) and Thomas Timmerman Crump (Robin) and grandchildren Morris Judson Crump III (Teresa), David Blanding Crump, Katherine-Clare Crump, Bailey Rebecca Crump, Timmerman Augustus "Gus" Crump, and Ellen Scott Crump. She was predeceased by son Morris Judson Crump, Jr.; sister Annie Clare Timmerman; and brother Thomas Lafayette Timmerman. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church or the Laurens Family YMCA. A special thank you goes to the staff of Bishop Gadsden for their love, kindness, and attention. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston

Raymond Bryson Fowler, son of Clara Ellen MURRAH and John Price Fowler of the Peter Ouzts II Line

Raymond B Fowler Born in Edgefield SC on Apr. 28, 1939 Departed on Feb. 15, 2013 and resided in Laurens SC. Visitation: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 2:00 pm Service: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 2:00 pm Cemetery: McKendree Methodist Cemetery February 16, 2013. Mr. Raymond B. Fowler Laurens SC Mr. Raymond B. Fowler, 73, of Laurens, died Friday February 15, 2013 at NHC Laurens. Graveside Services will be held Tuesday February 19, 2013 at 2 P.M. at McKendree United Methodist Church Cemetery in Edgefield. Mr. Fowler was born in Edgefield County and was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include 5 Sisters- Mary P. Armstrong, Frances Fowler McKay, Patricia Ann Perry, Myrtle Louis McCauley, Lillie Mae Timmerman; 1 Brother- James Floyd Fowler. The family will receive friends after the service at the Graveside. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Myrtle Irene TIMMERMAN Marbert, daughter of Pearl Irene PRICE and Percy Maxie Timmerman of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, widow of Thomas Edison (Tom) Marbert of the George Ouzts Line

Myrtle Timmerman Marbert, 93, of Johnston, wife of the late Thomas "Tom" Marbert, died Tuesday February 12, 2013 in Aiken. Funeral Services will be held Saturday February 16, 2013 at 2 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield. Mrs. Marbert was born in Edgefield SC and was a member of Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church. She retired from Hart Electric Co. in Augusta GA. Survivors include 2 Daughters- Glenda Clements, Judy (Paul) Oken; 1 Brother- Terry Timmerman; 5 Grandchildren- Marcus, Michael, and Stephen Marbert, Lisa Jeffcoat, and Kyle Clements; 8 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 P.M. before the service at the funeral home. Please sign the online
register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Willard Rhett Outz, Sr., son of Virginia Allene LOWERY of the Elizabeth Ouzts Lowery Line and Elza Victor (Elzie) Ouzts of the Abram Ouzts Line, widower of Grace Louise DAVIS

ROEBUCK SC-- Willard Rhett Outz Sr., 90, of Roebuck SC, died Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born August 5, 1922, in Greenwood County SC, he was the son of the late Elzie Victor and Allene Lowry Outz. Mr. Outz was the retired owner and operator of W. R. Outz Plumbing Company for 48 years. A U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was also retired as fire chief after 30 years of service with the Roebuck Fire Department and was past president of the Spartanburg County Fire Chief Association. He was inducted into the Spartanburg County Fire Chief Association Hall of Fame in 1991. A member and past Master of Roebuck Masonic Lodge #357, Mr. Outz also received the Citizen of the Year Award from Roebuck Improvement Association in 2000. He was a charter member of River Hills Baptist Church serving as deacon emeritus, and a member of the A. D. Moore Sunday School Class. Survivors include his daughter, Betty Jo Stokes and her husband Keith; son, Willard Rhett Outz Jr.; grandchildren, Kim Patty, Dwayne Brown, Steve Brown, Preston Bishop, Amber Outz, Jonathan Rhett Outz, and Makayla Outz; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Elzie Lowry Outz. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Grace Davis Outz; daughter, Saundra Elaine Outz; sister, Mattie Cudd; and brothers, Bruce A. Outz and James L. Outz. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel by the Rev. Kent Smith, the Rev. Tim Williams, and the Rev. Ondra Black. Burial with military rites by American Legion Post #28 Honor Guard will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Honorary escort will be members of the Roebuck Fire Department. Memorials may be made to River Hills Baptist Church General Fund, 5762 Reidville Road, Moore SC 29369; or Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg SC 29303. The family is at their respective homes. An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com  Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel

Cory Wycliffe DeLong, son of Brenda Sue OUZTS of the John Calvin Ouzts Line and James Wycliffe DeLong

Cory Wycliffe DeLong (39), of Brandon MS, lost his 20 year battle with auto immune liver disease on February 4, 2013. He leaves his parents, Brenda Ouzts DeLong of Jackson MS, James and Nancy DeLong of Saint Simons Island GA; brother, Treston DeLong of Brandon MS; grandfather, Bud DeLong (94); and uncle, Wyck DeLong, both of CA; and his special pal dog Louie. He also leaves his aunt, Yvonne Jones; cousins, David Jones (Jill), Kelly Himmelright (Dan); uncle, Denny Rothacker (Mary Ann), all of Wadsworth, and cousins Susan Rothacker, of Akron, and Diane Gangle (Mark), of Copley. A graduate of Wadsworth High School, he attended Ashland and Kent State Universities. Cory worked as a commercial electrician in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. He had very fond memories of times with dear friends, you know who you are! We will all miss Cory 's unique wit, quick mind, and his love for his family, friends, and his dogs. A memorial service has been held in Jackson, Miss. Memorials may be made to the Galloway United Methodist Church, Grace Place Fund: 305 North Congress Street, Jackson MS 39201 or the Humane Society of your choice. We love you buddy. . . and will never, ever forget! See you on the other side.  The Akron Beacon Journal, February 22, 2013.

Sara Ann CORLEY, daughter of Sara Morrow GILCHRIST and Ralph Nixon Corley, Sr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line

February 3, 2013 Edgefield SC. Miss Sara Ann Corley, 68, of Edgefield, died February 3, 2013 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday February 5, 2013 at 4 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Miss Corley was born in Greenwood SC and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Sara Gilchrist Corley; she was a homemaker and a member of Edgefield First Baptist Church. She is survived by one brother, Nick (Barbara) Corley. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Miranda Nicole ADAMS Ware Dunn, daughter of Karen Truette BRADY Hutchins Adams of the Henry Ouzts Line, wife of Matthew Dunn

Miranda Nicole Adams Dunn, age 27, of Canon, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at her home. Born August 6, 1985 in Stephens County, she was the daughter of Rex Adams and the late Karen Brady Hutchins. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hartwell.  In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband: Matthew Dunn; children: Charles Spurgeon Ware, III, Nevaehan D. Ware, Nicholeah R. Dunn, and Marieuna A. Ware; and several aunts, uncles & cousins. A visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Strickland Funeral Home of Lavonia. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to help cover funeral cost.

Karen Truette BRADY Hutchins Adams, daughter of Shelby Jean FARMER of the Henry Ouzts Line and Willie Pratt (Junior) Brady, Jr.

Karen Brady Hutchins, 46, of Toccoa, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at her home.  Born May 18, 1966 in Hartwell, she was the daughter of Shelby Brady and the late Willie Pratt Brady, Jr. She was of the Baptist faith.  She is survived by her mother; daughter & son-in-law: Miranda Dunn; sisters: Lynn Wilson, Lisa Shed & June Boyd; brother: Rusty Brady; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral service will be held as a visitation from 1:00 – 3:00 pm Friday, January 25, 2013 at Strickland Funeral Home of Lavonia.  In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to help cover funeral cost.

Martha Kathleen (Kitty) RAWLS Timmerman Knowles, widow of Robert Goodwin Timmerman, Sr. of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line and LtCol Carl Richard Knowles, daughter of Eula Elizabeth BERRY and William Alonzo Rawls

January 20, 2013 - Mrs. Kathleen R. Knowles - Edgefield, S.C. 29824 - Retired from VA Hospital Mrs. Martha Kathleen (Kitty) Rawls Timmerman Knowles, 89, of Penn St., wife of the late Robert G. Timmerman, Sr. and Lt. Col. Carl Knowles, passed away Sunday January 20, 2013 at the Edgefield County Hospital. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday January 22, 2013 at 11 A.M. at Edgefield United Methodist Church with burial in East view Cemetery. Mrs. Knowles was a lifelong resident of Edgefield County and was the daughter of the late William Alonzo and Eula Berry Rawls. She was a member of the Edgefield United Methodist Church. She was retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital in Augusta GA. She was a member of the Military Officers Assoc. of America, American Legion Women's Auxiliary, and Daughters of the American Revolution, United daughters of the Confederacy, Edgefield County Historical Society, Edgefield District Genealogical Society, Pine Ridge Country Club, the Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary, and the Village Gardeners. Survivors include 2 Sons- Robert G. (Carolyn) Timmerman, Jr., J. Rawl (Julie) Timmerman; 1 Sister- Willie Mae (Jack) Matheny; 4 Grandchildren- Bobby (Ashley) Timmerman, Elisa (Jonathan) Holley, Brent (Page) Timmerman, Carter Timmerman; 3 Great-Grandchildren- Kyler Timmerman, Caroline Jernigan, and Jack Holley. A very special and treasured friend, Janie Key. She was predeceased by 2 sisters- Grace Rawls Mobley and Frances Huiet. The family would like to thank Dr. Don Loebl, Jr., Dr. George Rainsford, Dr. Eric Floyd, Hollie Weeks and the staff of the Edgefield County Hospital. Kitty enjoyed Golf and College Football, and had a full and active life. Pallbearers will be William Matheny, John Feltham, III, Brent Timmerman, Carter Timmerman, Bobby Timmerman, Kyler Timmerman, Jonathan Holley. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of her Bridge Club. The family is at the home and will receive friends Monday from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Carol Elton Whatley, son of Olena DORN and George Lewis Whatley of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Carol Leith TAYLOR

GREENVILLE - Carol E. Whatley, age 82, died Saturday, January 19, in Greenville, SC, after a lengthy illness. He was an army veteran and of the Anglican Catholic faith. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Leith, and his beloved daughter and son-in-law, Brandi and Jason Krug of Phoenixville PA. Born in Greenwood on July 16, 1930, Carol was the only son of George and Olena Whatley. He graduated from Wofford College, where he was a letterman on the golf team and a member of Kappa Sigma. Carol also went to LSU, where he received a post-graduate banking degree. Carol had a life-long career in banking, serving in Greenwood, Aiken, Anderson, and Simpsonville. He retired as the Simpsonville city executive of NationsBank in 1992. Carol believed in giving back to his community, serving as President of the Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, and the Fox Run Golf association. He was also an active board member of the YMCA and Boy Scouts of America. As an original member of the Fox Run 8-some golf group, Carol enjoyed golfing and going on golf trips. He also enjoyed travelling with his family and friends to many places all over the world, his favorite being an African safari with his wife and daughter. Carol will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and community. He epitomized the true Southern gentleman, being kind and helpful to everyone. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Thursday, January 24th at 7:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Simpsonville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be donated to the charity of one’s choice.

Georgia Lois HOLCOMB Burgess, daughter of Trudy Ella Outz and Charles Lee (Charlie) Holcomb of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of Willard Milton (Bill) Burgess, Sr.

Mrs. Georgia Lois Holcomb Burgess, age 90, of Lavonia GA, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Heritage Healthcare of Toccata. Born September 8, 1922 in Martin GA, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Lee Holcomb and Trudy Ella Outz Holcomb. Family members include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Joe Sheriff, and Sherry and Jack Bruce; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Gail Burgess; grandchildren, Brett and Jennifer Sheriff, Brandy and Tyson Hendry, Sean Burgess, Jonathon and Debbie Burgess, Tavy and Frankie Peoples, Jacquie and Joe Nguyen, and David Bruce; a sister, Joann Slocum; brothers, Fred Holcomb and Jack Holcomb; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard “Bill” Milton Burgess, Sr.; and sisters, Tommie Williams Sanders, Mary John Farmer, and Helen Ramsey. Funeral services were held at eleven o’clock Friday, January 18, 2013 from the Chapel of Whitlock Mortuary with Linda Woollum, Carol Castlebery and Dr. Kevin Vanderhoef officiating. Rev. Phil Burgess officiating at the graveside. Burial followed at Stephens Memorial Gardens. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers; Sean Burgess, Jonathon Burgess, Frankie Peoples, David Bruce, Joe Nguyen, Brett Sheriff, Tyson Hendry, and Austin Burgess. The family received friends at the mortuary from 6pm - 8pm Thursday, January 17, 2013.Whitlock Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Harold Kenneth Boone, Rev., son of Maggie Odelle ELLENBERG and Grady Harold Boone of the Daniel Ouzts Line, husband of Margaret Nell DAVIS Boone

The Reverend Harold Kenneth Boone, 79, of 111 Anderson Drive, husband of Nell Davis Boone, died Sunday, January 13, 2013 at his home. Born in Ninety Six, he was a son of the late Grady Harold and Odelle Ellenberg Boone and stepson of Dorothy Vaughn Boone. He was a graduate of Ninety Six High School, North Greenville College, Carson Newman College and the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rev. Boone pastored churches in Zebulon and Louisburg NC, and in Greenwood, McCormick and Laurens. He was currently serving as pastor of Troy Baptist Church, where he was also a member. Surviving are his wife of the home; his daughter, Kendra Keeney (Bill) of Greenwood; his son, Kenneth Davis Boone of the home; four grandchildren, Julie Kate Keeney of Columbia, Davis Keeney, Julia Boone and Blake Boone, all of Greenwood; and his stepmother, Dot Boone of Greenwood. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of North Side Baptist Church, with Dr. Jeff Lethco and the Rev. Daniel E. Johnston officiating. Burial will be held prior to the service, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be nephews.  Honorary escort will be members of Troy Baptist Church and former members to whom he ministered. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in The Commons at North Side Baptist Church. The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers, it is respectfully requested that memorials be made to Troy Baptist Church, PO Box 65, Troy, SC 29848 or to North Side Baptist Church, 409 W. Northside Drive, Greenwood SC 29649. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.

Winifred (Winnie) McCRACKEN Dorn, widow of Henry Wright Dorn of the Henry Ouzts Line

TROY — Winnie McCracken Dorn, 99, died Sunday, January 13, 2013. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 19 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Briggs Funeral Home in Troy. Published in News Record on January 14, 2013.

Amanda J. CHITWOOD Ouzts, widow of Paul Audrey Ouzts of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, and daughter of Genie Ila SASSER and Stephen (Steve) Chitwood

Amanda Chitwood Ouzts passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 10, 2013 at the age of 97.  She is survived by her Son Paul R. Ouzts, Sisters Claudia Weller and Beatrice Allesandrini; grand daughter Michelle Beerbower of Houston TX and Grandson Michael T. Faye of Memphis TN and 4 great grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 AM Monday January 14, 2013 at First Baptist Church Monticello Florida. The public viewing will be at Beggs Funeral Home on Sunday January 13, 2013 from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Graveside service will be private for immediate family and hosted by Beggs Funeral Home Monticello.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to COVENANT HOSPICE, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite #102, Tallahassee Florida would be appreciated.  Published in Tallahassee Democrat on January 13, 2013.

Rev. Bennie Levi Ridlehoover, Jr., widower of Myrtle Lee DOVE of the Henry Ouzts Line, and son of Mamie Ruth SPROUSE and Bennie Levi Ridlehoover, Sr.

Rev. Bennie L Ridlehoover, Jr. 89, resident of 113 Sherwood Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 10, 2013. Born in Greenwood County on July 2, 1923, he was the son of the late Bennie L Ridlehoover, Sr. and Ruth Sprouse Ridlehoover. He served in the Navy during WWII on the USS Bancroft. After completing his service with the Navy, he was employed by Greenwood Mills. In 1952, he felt called to serve God and attended Erskine Theological Seminary and, until his retirement in 2010, spent the remainder of his life as a devoted and faithful servant of God as an ordained Baptist minister for Providence Baptist Church, Hodges SC; Mountain Springs Baptist Church, Piedmont SC; Selma Baptist Church, Woodruff SC; Bold Springs Baptist Church, Callison SC; and Horeb Baptist Church, Bradley SC. He is survived by 3 children; Ruth Ouzts of Greenwood, with whom he made his home, Alice Hill of Weston FL, and Bennie Ridlehoover III of Sulphur OK; six grandchildren; Brad Ouzts of Raleigh NC, Jana Ouzts Smith of Columbia, Kevin Hill of Weston FL, Bennie Ridlehoover IV of Piedmont, Mark Ridlehoover of Spartanburg, Rick Ridlehoover of Spartanburg ; 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-granddaughters. He felt especially blessed by his great-great-granddaughter Natalie of Greenwood who loved her 'Papa' and brought him many hours of joy over the last couple of years.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Dove Ridlehoover, and youngest daughter, Judi Ridlehoover. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the many friends who visited him in his final days. Your kind words, prayers, and shared memories were of great comfort during a very difficult time. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 13th from 1pm – 3pm with funeral services to follow immediately at Blyth Funeral Home in Greenwood SC. Private family burial will be in Bold Spring Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bennie Ridlehoover, IV, Mark Ridlehoover, Rick Ridlehoover, Kevin Hill, Brad Ouzts, Billy Watson, Rudolph Price and Hunter Ouzts. Honorary escort will be the Horeb Baptist Church family. Memorials may be made to Horeb Baptist Church, 6112 McCormick Highway, Bradley, SC 29819 or to Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org), DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301.

Thomas Lee (Tommy) McDowell, son of Mary Elizabeth SHAFFER Dorn and Thomas Ralph McDowell of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, former husband of Shirley ANDREWS and widower of Sharon HARRIS McDowell

Thomas Lee McDowell, 64, of 109 Great Oaks Way, Simpsonville, widower of Sharon Harris McDowell, died Monday, January 7, 2013 at his home. Born in Edgefield County, he was a son of the late Thomas Ralph and Mary Elizabeth Dorn McDowell. He was a self employed truck driver and attended the Church of God. Surviving are three sons, Eddie McDowell of Greenville, Kevin Fleming and Steven Fleming, both of Greenwood; a daughter, Linda Lane of Simpsonville; two sisters, Mary Murray and Patsy Canfield and two brothers, Rhett McDowell and Benny McDowell, all of Greenwood; 12 grandchildren.

Dorothy Dix (Dot) OUZTS McLaurin, daughter of Nellie May ROPER and William Edgar (Willie) Ouzts of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, wife of John Daniel McLaurin

BETHUNE - Dorothy Ouzts McLaurin, 88, died January 2, 2013. Born in Edgefield County, she was the daughter of the late William Edger and Nellie Roper Ouzts. She attended schools in Johnston SC, and after graduation entered Draughon's Business College. She then began work at the Baptist House in Columbia, transferring to Dorn Veterans Hospital. In 1955, she married John Daniel McLaurin and moved to Bethune SC. She became a member of Bethel Methodist Church, serving as head of Women of the Church, Sunday school teacher and member of the Administrative Board, and the choir. She worked for the Postal Service as a substitute clerk for a number of years. She is survived by her husband of Bethune SC; two daughters, Ellen Roper McLaurin of Murrells Inlet SC, and Mary Anne McLaurin-Norwood of the home; also four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond. She was the last survivor of a family of eight. She was a charter member of the Woman's Club and was instrumental in securing the building as a meeting place. She served on the library board and spent many hours in securing the library building. She loved working in flowers and was noted for her beautiful alter arrangements of daylilies. She was member of the Garden Club and enjoyed all of their activities. We are so grateful for the compassion, love, and care of Hospice and to Brenda and Nicole as wonderful caregivers. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. with visitation to follow at Bethel United Methodist Church. A private burial will follow. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's or Bethel Methodist Church. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family. www.bpafuneralhome.com  Published in The State on January 4, 2013

Joseph Harold Dove, son of  Jessie L. KELLEY and Thomas Victor (Tommie) Dove, Sr. of the Henry Ouzts Line

Joseph Harold Dove, 72, formerly of 503 Dukes Avenue, died Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Hospice House. Born in Greenwood, he was the son of the late Thomas Victor Dove and Jessie Kelley Dove. Harold was an U. S. Army veteran and was a former machinist at Roberts Foundry. He attended Westside Baptist Church. Surviving are a nephew, Victor Smith of Charlotte NC; and three nieces, Terri Dove Hodges, Cheryl Dove Cannon and Tina Dove Barker, all of Jacksonville FL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Hospice House, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646.

Anne Elizabeth ELLENBERG Oliver, daughter of  Anna Elizabeth D. (Annie) SMITH and William Thomas Ellenberg of the George Ouzts Line, widow of Albert Grady Oliver, MD

December 27, 2012 - Resided in Abbeville SC Anne E. Oliver, 94, of Abbeville, wife of the late Dr. A. Grady Oliver, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 27, 2012. Born on August 6, 1918 in Ninety-Six SC, she was one of nine children born to the late William Thomas and Annie Smith Ellenberg. After graduating from Emmanuel Junior College, Mrs. Oliver taught school for several years. After her marriage in 1943 to A. Grady Oliver, she devoted the rest of her life to her husband, family, community, and church. In the Abbeville Pentecostal Holiness Church, Mrs. Oliver used her musical
talents as pianist and as a choir member for many years. She also served in other capacities as Sunday School teacher, and as a leader in the Women's ministries. Her commitment to prayer helped launch several ministries, including prayer/service groups for service men and women, for our nation, and for college students. Her love and devotion to her four children and their families was evident to all who knew her. These last three years Mrs. Oliver resided at The Gardens at Eastside in Greenville SC, and attended Greenville First Assembly of God until a few weeks before her death. Survivors include children, Miriam (Mim) Burton of Anderson, Mitchell and Debbie Oliver of Lilburn GA, Tom and Kathy Oliver of Greer SC, and Chris and Judy Baker of Greer SC. Grandchildren are Edward and Heather Burton, Daniel and Jodie Burton, Elizabeth and Brian Tasker, Bradley and Taylor Oliver, Matthew and Kristy Oliver, Ashley and Matt Gaymon, Brent and Lena Baker, Andrew and Brittaney Baker, and Rachel and Houston Goodwin. Great-grandchildren are Dillon and Hope Tasker, Reid, Max, and Ethan Burton, Charles Grady, Matthew, Eliza, and Gresham Oliver, Maggie and Kerri Grace Gaymon, and Jackson Baker. Mrs. Oliver is also survived by three sisters Grace Ellenberg, Lois (Rangely) Price, and Jo Clair Taylor. She was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. Visitation will be Sunday, December 30th from 2:00-3:30 followed by the funeral service at 4:00, all at Harris Funeral Home in Abbeville SC. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. The family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers at The Gardens at Eastside and Harmony Care Hospice for their care and love. Memorials may be made to Abbeville Pentecostal Holiness Church 18 Pinehurst St., Abbeville SC 29620, to Emmanuel College, PO Box 129, Franklin Springs GA. 30639, or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the Oliver family at www.harrisfuneral.com. Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Oliver family.

Roy L. Smith, Jr., son of  Virginia (Jennie) DORN and Roy L. Smith, Sr. of the Benjamin Ouzts Line, husband of Marie (Mary) GONZALES Smith

Roy L. Smith, Jr., 77, of 407 North side Drive East, husband of Maria “Mary” Gonzales Smith, died Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Saluda, he was a son of the late Roy L. Smith, Sr. and Jennie Dorn Smith Stodgell. He was retired from General Motors and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving is his wife of the home; sons, Robert Smith of Waterford MI, Gary Smith of Pontiac MI, Ernest Smith (Cheryl) of St. Petersburg FL, Thomas Smith of Greenwood and Jeffrey Smith (Kenya) of Pontiac MI; a sister, Deannie Smith of Owensboro KY; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Marie McMANUS Riddle Jackson, daughter of  Fannie Mae ANDERSON and William Curtis McManus of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of Ralph L. Riddle and Phillip Ernest Jackson, Sr.

Marie McManus Riddle Jackson, 80, resident of 907 Ninety Six Hwy., widow of Phillip Jackson, died December 17, 2012 at Regency Hospital in Greenville. Born in Greenwood County, September 20, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Curtis and Fannie Mae Anderson McManus. She was a
graduate of Greenwood High School. Mrs. Jackson was formerly employed by Efird's Department Store, Bankers Trust (now Bank of America) and retired from Greenwood Mills Information Center. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church and the Sunshine Group of the church. Mrs. Jackson was twice married, first to the late Ralph L. Riddle. Surviving are two sons, Michael and wife Ola Riddle of Greenwood and Dwight and wife Tammy Riddle of Easley; two sisters, Jackie Latham of Cross Hill and Delores and husband Ray Satterfield of Greenwood; three grandchildren, Shelby and husband Shane Mason of Greenwood, Brenna and husband Trent Henley of Etowah NC, and Ralph and wife Jill Riddle of Chapin; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Danny Wiley and Rev. Harvey Peurifoy officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Billy McCombs, Bobby Wells, John Collins, Ernie Sumner, Ira Champion, Russell Hughes, Tim Stewart and Larry Latham. The family is at the home of Mike and Ola Riddle, 404 Logan Road and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 Wednesday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 104 Lebanon Church Road, Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.  Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Jackson family.

Mary Sue WRENN Heath, daughter of  Mary Sue CRESWELL and Julian Ouzts Wrenn of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, widow of Maj. William Raleigh Heath, Sr.

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Mary Sue Wrenn Heath, 91, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 20, 2012 at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Avenue, Columbia, SC. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel is assisting the family. Mrs. Heath, wife of the late Major William Raleigh Heath, Sr., died Saturday, December 15, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Julian Ouzts Wrenn and Mary Sue Creswell Wrenn. Sue was a graduate of Columbia High School and worked as a civil service employee at Fort Jackson, SC during World War II. She retired as area manager for Manpower Temporary Services. Sue was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a long time volunteer for the Forest Acres Police Department and various other organizations. She enjoyed playing bridge, cooking, gardening, and traveling throughout the United States and abroad with her family. Sue was a kind, loving, giving person and devoted to her family. She was a member of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. Surviving are a son, William Raleigh "Bill" Heath, Jr. (Susan) of Greenwood; a daughter, Kathryn Heath McGrew (Mike) of Columbia; a granddaughter, Lauren Michelle Heath of New York NY; and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Susan Louise Heath; her brother, Julian Cliff Wrenn; and her sister, Frances Louise Wrenn Myrick. Memorials may be made in honor of Mrs. Heath to the Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Association, South Carolina Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L, Anderson SC 29621, or St. Martin's-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Avenue, Columbia SC 29206. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.  Published in The State on December 19, 2012

Dorcas Lou Pearl DORN Clifton Griffis, daughter of  Mattie Pearl BOUKNIGHT Shaffter of the Isaac Ouzts Line and Wallace Mouzon (Zonnie) Dorn, Jr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, widow of Henry Vernon Clifton, Sr. and Jordan Bryd Griffis

Edgefield SC - Homemaker - Mrs. Dorcas Dorn Griffis, 87, of Edgefield, wife of the late Byrd Griffis, died Sunday December 9, 2012 in Ft. Pierce FL. Graveside Services will be held Thursday December 13, 2012 at 11 A.M. at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield. Mrs. Griffis was a native of Edgefield SC and a member of Gilgal Baptist Church. She was a Homemaker. Survivors include 2 Daughters- Cammie Ward, and Mary Jo Pederson; 3 Grandchildren and 4 Great-Grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St. Stuart FL 34997. The family will receive friends after the service at the graveside. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Jacob Phillip (J.P.) Cook II, son of  Eva Daisy ADAMS and Jacob Franklin Cook of the Isaac Ouzts Line, widower of Vera Zulean ATTAWAY Cook and Essie M. BURRIS Ellenburg Cook

Jacob Phillip "J.P." Cook, 88, resident of 123 Callison Highway, widower of Essie Burris Ellenburg Cook, died Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born in Greenwood County, November 24, 1924, he was a son of the late Jacob F. and Daisy Adams Cook. Mr. Cook was owner and operator of Cook's Garage. He was the 1969 Dixie Auto Racing Club Champion and was a founding member of Emerald City Antique Auto Club. A member of the Model A Club and the local Chevrolet Club, he was a member of many other antique auto clubs.  A lifetime member of Bold Spring Baptist Church, he formerly served as a Deacon of the church and was a member of the Men's Bible Class.  Mr. Cook was twice married, first to the late Vera Attaway Cook. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Irene C. Devore; brother, Orin "Jack" Cook; and a daughter-in-law, Lisa Cook. Survivors include two sons, Rev. Dennis Cook and wife Marcelle and Andrew Cook, both of Greenwood; six grandchildren, Jacob, Sabrina, Samantha, Kaci, Kristen and Casey; and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 PM from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Chuck Keller and Reverend Kevin Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Randy Culbertson, George "Bubba" Culbertson and Ronald Cook.  Honorary escort will be Deacons of Bold Springs Baptist Church and members of all local antique car clubs.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Bold Spring Baptist Church Building Fund, 2806 Callison Road, Troy, SC 29848 or to Meals on Wheels, Piedmont Agency on Aging, PO Box 997, Greenwood, SC 29648.  Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Cook family.

Frances Hester CHAPMAN Dorn, widow of  Marvin Wilson Dorn of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Tura Matilda WALTON and William Washington Chapman

SALUDA - Frances Chapman Dorn, 89, died Friday, November 30, 2012 at Saluda Nursing Center. Born in Saluda County, she was a daughter of the late William W. and Tura Walton Chapman. She was a former employee with Milliken & Company Saluda Plant and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Marvelle (Deriel) Cato of Trenton, two sons, Carroll (Jackie) Dorn of Saluda and Franklin Dorn of TN, a brother, Ira "Chip" Chapman of W. Columbia, a sister, Florence C. Smith of Charlotte NC, fifteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Dorn was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Dorn, three sisters, Vera C. Cockrell, Mary Sudduth and Lucille Chapman and a brother, Julian Chapman. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2012 at Gassaway United Methodist Church with Rev. William Hightower, Rev. Nels Ledwell and Rev. Judy Hames officiating. The family will receive friends after the service. Memorials may be made to Saluda Nursing Center, P.O. Box 398, Saluda, SC 29138 or to Epworth Children Home, P.O. Box 50466, Columbia SC 29250. Ramey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gary Allen Cockrell, husband of  Rhonda Lynn PERRY of the George Ouzts Line, son of Lillian Beatrice PAINTER and Joe Dell Cockrell

NINETY SIX - Gary Allen Cockrell, 58, of 125 Maple Drive, Greenwood Shores, died Saturday, November 24, 2012 at his residence. Born in Saluda County and a son of Lillian Beatrice Painter Cockrell and the late Joe Dell Cockrell, he was the husband of Rhonda Lynn Perry Cockrell. He was employed with Cobb Construction. Surviving are his wife, Rhonda Lynn Perry Cockrell of the home; his mother, Lillian Beatrice Painter Cockrell of Saluda; a son, Jeremy Cockrell of Ninety Six; two brothers, Harold Dean Cockrell of Ward and Lavern Cockrell of Saluda; a sister, Antha Davis of Ward; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Cockrell was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Joan Stennett. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Monday evening at Ramey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Hopewell Congregational Holiness Church with Rev. Larry Roland and Rev. Burton Campbell officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Charles Belton Goff, Sr., son of  Olivia Pearl WHITE and Maurice Belton Goff, Sr. of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Peggy Ann MORAGNE

McCORMICK - Charles Belton Goff, 74, husband of Peggy M. Goff of 55 years, passed away at his home Friday, November 16, 2012. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2012 at Republican Methodist Church. Burial will be at Overbrook Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Goff of McCormick; two sons, Chuck and his wife Joyce and Rusty and his wife Karen of McCormick; two daughters, Melissa and Scott Vanscoy of McCormick and Tonja and Al Dutschke of Anderson; four brothers, Hugh, Kelly, Belton and Mickey Goff of McCormick; one sister, Betty Ann Teasley of Andersonville GA; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Goff was born in McCormick SC. He was the son of the late Maurice and Olivia White Goff. He served in SC National Guard for 28 years. He was a member of Republican Methodist Church. He was Co-Owner of MB Goff and Sons Logging Company and a Charter member of Sandy Branch Fire Department. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Republican Methodist Fellowship Hall. The family is at the residence, Hwy. 378 West, McCormick, SC. Memorials may be made to Hospice House in Greenwood and Republican Methodist Church. Strom Funeral Home of McCormick is in charge of arrangements.

Sabrina E. (Bee) TIMMERMAN Walker, daughter of  Mary Ann (Mamie) CHEATHAM and William Wryght Timmerman the Jake Martin Ouzts Line, widow of Earby Albert Walker, Jr.

CHAPIN SC - Sabrina Timmerman (Bee) Walker,90, widow of Earby Albert Walker, Jr., died Tuesday, November 6, 2012.  Born in Edgefield SC on August 19, 1922, she was the daughter of the late William Wryght and Mary Ann Cheatham Timmerman. Mrs. Walker was a graduate of Lander College. She formerly worked with Earby Walker Realty as well as Killingsworth and the Alston Wilkes Society. She was a charter member of Broad River Baptist Church (later named St. Andrews Baptist Church), and a charter member of the St. Andrews Jr. Woman's Club. Surviving are her children, Al Walker (Margaret) of Chapin, Sabrina Anne Walker (David Evans) of Sumter, William Timmerman Walker (Karen) of Asheville, N.C., and Wesley R. Walker (Barbara) of Chapin; Grandchildren, Amy Walker Smith (Eddie), Janna Martin (Pat), Sabrina Melissa Evans, Jackie Dirscherl (Rob), Katie Herman, Will Walker, and Forrest Walker, and five great grandchildren. Following a private burial service at Elmwood Cemetery, a memorial service will be held Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road, Columbia SC. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. The family has entrusted Greenlawn Funeral Home in handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Andrews Baptist Church Music Ministry Fund, 230 Bush River Road, Columbia SC. 29210, the Lander University Foundation, 320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood SC, or the Alston Wilkes Society, 3519 Medical Drive, Columbia SC 29203. Friends and relatives are invited to view this obituary and share condolences or memories with the family at www.greenlawn-columbia.com Published in The State on November 8, 2012.

James Boone Mims, first husband of  Martha Frances QUARLES Mims Smith of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, son of Sallie Effie MOORE and Mark Abney (Ab) Mims II

Edgefield SC - James (Boone) Mims, 63, of Edgefield, husband of Stephanie Mims, died Saturday November 3, 2012 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held Monday November 5 at 2 PM at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will follow in church cemetery. Mr. Mims was born in Edgefield County. He was a retired Logger & Farmer and was a member of Antioch Baptist church. Survivors include his wife; 3 daughters, Darlene Horne, Missy Mims, and Ashley Mims, 1 son, Mike Mims, 1 sister Ida Mae Heath, 1 brother Rob Mims, 8 grandchildren and was predeceased by a brother Joe Mims. The family is at the home and will receive friends Sunday November 4, 2012 from 3 to 5 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Please sign the register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Johnny Duane Grogan, husband of Jennifer Renea DORN Grogan of the Isaac Ouzts Line, son of Mary Elizabeth GOODMAN and John Leland Grogan

LAURENS - Johnny Duane Grogan, 46, of 3235 Ekom Beach Road, Laurens, husband of Jennifer Rena Dorn Grogan, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Laurens County Hospital.Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late John Leland Grogan and Mary Elizabeth Goodman Foshee.  He was employed by ABC Tree Service and was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church, Waterloo. Surviving are his wife of the home; a daughter, Etana Star Baker of Hodges; two stepsons, Justin Dorn and Christain Dorn, both of Laurens; a sister, Carmen (Brian) Guest of Hodges; a brother, Bobby (Susan) Grogan of Epworth; stepfather, Carroll Foshee of Ninety Six; two grandchildren; nephews, J. P. Williams of Hodges, Trey Grogan and Ty Grogan, both of Greenwood and a niece, Brook Hayden of Simpsonville.  He was predeceased by his brother James "Mickey" Grogan.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at New Beginnings Baptist Church in Waterloo, with the Rev. Grady Lothridge Sr. officiating.  In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the Johnny Grogan account, Harley Funeral Home and Crematory, PO Box 777, Greenwood SC 29648.  Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Broadus (Peanut) Davis, widower of Betty Ruth GAMBRELL Latham Davis of the Henry Ouzts Line, son of Sarah Rosa (Sallie) BLACKWELL and Walter Lee Davis, Sr.

Hodges- Broadus “Peanut” Davis, 79, widower of Betty Ruth Gambrell Davis, of 4624 Moorefield St, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Magnolia Manor in Greenwood.  Born in Ware Shoals, he was a son of the late Walter L. and Sallie Blackwell Davis. He was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from Orr-Lyons Mill in Anderson.  Surviving are a son, Keith Davis and wife Jo of Anderson, a daughter, Donna Garner and husband Dale of Anderson, a sister, Betty Jo Smith and husband Stanley of Hodges, five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by three brothers and four sisters. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 2, 2012, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson at 10AM with Rev. Andy Lee officiating.  The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service. The family will be at their respective homes. Online condolences may be made at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com

Margaret Lee MADDEN Bryan, widow of Rhett Nicholson Bryan of the Jacob Ouzts II Line and daughter of Minnie Lee and William Earl Madden

NINETY SIX - Margaret Lee Madden Bryan, 91, of Ninety Six, widow of Rhett Nicholson Bryan, died peacefully on Monday, October 22, 2012. Born in Spartanburg, she was a daughter of the late William Earl and Minnie Lee Madden. She was retired from Self Regional and was a member of First
Baptist Church of Ninety Six. Surviving are her daughter, Sara Reid (Phil) of Duncan; grandchildren, Benjamin Morrison of Blythewood, Carol Justice (Steven) of Duncan and Lane Reid (Anne Marie) of Asheville NC; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand children. Special thanks is extended to neighbors and loving nieces, Mary Ann and Barbara.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Chuck Sprouse officiating. Burial will be in Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Edgefield County. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary escort will be members of the T.E.L. Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Ninety Six. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000; or to First Baptist Church building fund, PO Box 85, Ninety Six, SC 29666.  Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Nell EDWARDS Butler Walters, daughter of Tessie Marie OUZTS of the John Calvin Ouzts Line and John Thomas Edwards, wife of Cecil Butler and Samuel (Sam) Walters

EDWARDS, Dorothy N. 75, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, 2012 at Lakeland Regional. She was a lifelong resident, born in Tampa on May 11, 1937 to her parents, John and Tessie (Ouzts) Edwards. She was a homemaker and attended Landmark Baptist Church. Survivors include her loving companion and best friend of 25 years, J.G. "Jerry" Cain; four daughters, Kathy Duncan (Millard), Karen Riley, Anita Knight, and Dorothy Talbott (Ron); one son, Sam Walters; two step-daughters, Marsha Richardson, Susan Cain; stepson, Jerry Cain; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers. She was preceded in death by one grandchild; one great-grand-child; one sister; and two brothers. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens, Thonotosassa FL. Tampa Bay Times on October 22, 2012.

Rachel Maxine ORR Cheek, wife of Wilton Parks Cheek of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Mary PRESSLEY and Earl M. Orr

MOUNT HOLLY - Rachel Maxine Orr Cheek, 80, formerly of Charlotte, died Oct. 13, 2012 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas. She was born in Union County NC, daughter of the late Earl M. and Mary Pressley Orr, and was preceded in death by her husband, Wilton Parks Cheek; and a daughter, Dianne Marie Cheek. A retired clerk from Charlotte Memorial Hospital, she was a member of Mulberry Baptist Church, the Woodmen of the World and the Mount Holly Senior Citizens group "Sole Patrol."  Survivors include a son, Darryl Parks of Chester VA; a sister, Bobbie Cooke of Mount Holly; a brother, William Kenneth Orr and wife Peggy of Matthews; a special niece, Sherry Cooke; and special nephew, Terry Cooke. Funeral service conducted by the Rev. Larry Burns will be held 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly. Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984, Gastonia NC 28053. Published in Gaston Gazette on October 15, 2012

Jennifer Kay BASSETT, daughter of Annie Pauline OUZTS of the Henry Ouzts Line and James Ollie Bassett

Jennifer K. Bassett, age 48 of Devine TX, passed away Friday, October 12, 2012 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her father, Ollie Bassett and her grandparents, Ed and Caroline Ouzts and William and Georgia Mae Bassett.  She is survived by her mother, Annie Bassett of Devine; one sister, Carolyn Bassett Hazard and husband Don of San Antonio TX; two brothers, Ronnie Bassett and wife Gloria of Lakewood CO, Jodie Bassett and wife Debbie of Boerne TX.  Visitation will be held Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Hurley Funeral Home in Devine from 2pm to 7pm with family receiving friends from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral service will be held at 10am Saturday, October 20, 2012 in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Devine with interment to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, 303 W. College Ave, Devine TX 78016 (830) 663-4445. Published in Express-News on October 14, 2012.

Barbara (Toots) CROUT McDowell Herndon, former wife of John Purvis (Pete) McDowell of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line and daughter of Leah Willette CLARK and Virgil Holland Crout, wife of Al Herndon

Barbara Crout "Toots" Herndon, 77, of Pineridge Apartments, wife of Al Herndon, died Monday, October 8, 2012 at Hospice House. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Holland and Leah Willette Clark Crout. She was the retired owner and operator of The Furniture House and attended Grace Community Church. Surviving is her husband; a son, John P. McDowell of Greenwood; two daughters, Maxine Brown of Greenwood and Wanda Wammock of Lincolnton GA; two brothers, George Crout of Greenwood and Hermas Crout of Chattanooga TN; five grand children and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Crout. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Clyde Weigel officiating. Family members are at their respective homes. Harley Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Angelia Denise CROMER Crosley Sandel, daughter of Syble Joanna OUZTS of the Jacob Ouzts II Line and Aubrey Eugene Cromer, wife of William Estes Crosby, Jr. and Neal Sandel

Angela Cromer Sandel, 51, of 126 Leyland Court, wife of Neal Sandel, died Saturday, October 6, 2012 at her home. Born on April 8, 1961 in Greenwood, she was the daughter of the late Aubrey and Syble Ouzts Cromer. She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Elsie Ouzts. Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are a son, Tripp (Taylor) Crosby, and a daughter Brice Crosby, both of Greenwood; two brothers, Marc Cromer and Darin (Tracey) Cromer, both of Greenwood; a grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Cromer of Ninety Six; four nephews; and a niece. The family is at the home of her brother Darin Cromer, 109 Chatham Drive, Greenwood.

Larry Elbert Ouzts, son of Beryl Gaye RAILEY and John Elbert Ouzts II of the Michael Ouzts Line, husband of Alice Lucinda TAYLOR Ouzts

Columbus GA - Larry E. Ouzts, 75, passed away at Columbus Hospice House surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2 P.M. at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Reeves officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 5, from 5-7 P.M. at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home. Mr. Ouzts was born in Augusta GA on September 13, 1937 to the late Johnnie E. Ouzts and Beryl Gay Ouzts. He left school at an early age to go to work to help support his family. He later moved to Columbus GA, where he drove a bus and met his wife Alice.  Larry was an independent tractor trailer driver for 18 years. He started his own business, Metro LTD Limousine Service in 1988. Larry was a successful business owner for 12 years before he retired. Larry was a member of Second Baptist Church. He was also a former member of the United States Auxiliary Coast Guard. Larry worked very hard to support his family and was disappointed when his health began to fail him causing him to be unable to work. Larry is preceded in death by his son Jeffrey Bendel; sister Elizabeth Ouzts; brother Dennis Ouzts and great- granddaughter Jaleigha Waldon. Survivors include his wife of 52 years Alice Taylor Ouzts; daughter Cheryl Ritch; son Chris Ouzts all from Columbus GA; two brothers Don (Barbara) Ouzts of Phenix City AL; Michael (Starla) Ouzts of Salem AL; three grandchildren Jennifer (Corey) Crawford of Columbus GA; Tanner Ritch of Columbus GA; Jarrod Ouzts of St. Charles MO; three great grandchildren, Dezare', Isaiah and Cori of Columbus GA; also numerous other relatives and friends. Larry loved his family and will be truly missed. Flowers will be accepted and donations can be made to Second Baptist Church Building fund or Columbus Hospice.

Timothy Heath Terry, son of Jamie Elizabeth DORN Terry Tucker of the Isaac Ouzts Line and Timothy Ray Terry

NINETY SIX - Timothy Heath Terry, 28, of 306 Sirrine Street, Ninety Six, died Saturday, September 29, 2012.  The family is at the home.  Services will be announced by Harley Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenwood.

Everett Lavell (Buddy) Ouzts, son of Jennie Lynn ALFORD and Marshall Clarence Ouzts of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, husband of Jo Ann WHEELER Ouzts and Sheila May Ouzts

Everett Lavell Ouzts, age 73, of Hemphill TX passed away on September 25, 2012.  Everett was born on May 7, 1939 in Merigold MS to parents, Marshall Clarence and Jennie Lynn (Alford) Ouzts.  Everett served in the United States Army. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Milam.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting, but his greatest passion was airplanes and flying them.  Everett was preceded in death by his first wife, Jo Ann Ouzts; his parents; infant son David Sikes Ouzts; brothers: Billy Joe, Ralph and Bobby Ouzts; and his sister Jean Tindle.  He is survived by: his wife, Sheila May Ouzts, of Hemphill; his children: Debra Scabora and husband Andrew of La Porte, Dan Ouzts and wife Tina of Alvin, and Devin Martinez of Midland; sister: Barbara Ann Walker; brothers: Malcolm Byron Ouzts, Harold Marshall Ouzts and Charles David Ouzts; grandchildren: Daniel Ouzts II, Joshua Ouzts, Brittany Barbaria, Destinee Reyna, Chelsey Salazar, Jacob Martinez, Isaiah Martinez, Ashleigh Martinez, William Scabora and Andrew Scabora; great-grandchildren: Jesse Ouzts, Jack Ouzts, Izabella Reyna, Ferris Thatcher and Hayden Scabora; and numerous other family members and friends.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Oak Park Chapel.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Park Chapel with Pastor Charles Easley officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Park Cemetery.  Arrangements under the direction of Froberg Funeral Home at Oak Park.

Mamie Ruth NANCE Ouzts, widow of Roy Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Verda Maye NUTT and Odie Alexander Nance

Ruth Nance Ouzts, 86, of 131 Lawton Street, widow of Roy Ouzts, died Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Beardon AR, she was a daughter of the late Odie Alexander Nance and Verda Maye Clemmons Nance. Ruth was formerly employed with the Saluda Nursing Center where she was the Activity Director and worked 19 years. She was in the Sunshine Seniors Club, helped with Piedmont Agency on Aging and in the Red Hat Society-Good Hope Creepers. Ruth was a member of South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church where she was in the Ever Ready Sunday school class and Women's Ministries. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Nance and Tommy Nance.  Surviving are her children, Carolyn (Jerry) Ouzts Forehand of Panama City FL, Gerald (Tonia) Langdon Ouzts of Russellville AR, Roy Milburn Ouzts of Easley SC, Weyman Ouzts, Douglas (Tammy) Ouzts, both of Saluda SC, and Dave Ouzts of Minneapolis MN; two sisters, Evelyn Miller of AR and Lou Norman of Monroe LA; a brother, Calvin Nance of Houston TX; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and special friends, Jo Bagwell, Rufus & Pat Padgett and many, many more.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Terry Bailey and Rev. Lawrence Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Nick Ouzts, Cody McGhee, Brian Nosier, Lawrence Ouzts, Kent Ouzts and Jeff Forest.  Honorary escorts will be the members of the Ever Ready Sunday school class.  The family will receive friends at Harley Funeral Home on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.  The family is at the home.  Memorials may be made to South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box C, Greenwood, SC 29648.  Messages or condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Judith Robin MITCHELL Prince, daughter of Ollie Julia (Judy) WALKER and Julian Adams Mitchell, Sr. of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, wife of Edgar Way Prince of the Peter Ouzts II Line

Mrs. Robin Mitchell Prince, 47, of Gold Mine Rd., wife of Edgar Way Prince, died Monday September 17, 2012 at University Hospital. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday September 19, 2012 at 2 P.M. at McKendree United Methodist Church with burial in the Church Cemetery. Mrs. Prince was a native of Aiken SC and a member of McKendree United Methodist Church. She is the daughter of Julia Walker Jordan and the late Jimmy Jordan. She was the Lead Designer for the Eaton Corporation in Greenwood. Survivors include her husband, her mother, 1 son- Tommie Prince; 1 Sister- Wendy (Mark) Altstaetter; 3 Nieces and 3 Nephews. Memorials may be made to McKendree United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 178 Trenton SC 29847. The family is at the home and will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Please sign the online register
book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Cheryl Jane SATCHER Bagwell, daughter of Lila Mae OUZTS and James Ludford (Tump) Satcher of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, widow of Ronald Livingston Bagwell

ALPHARETTA, GA - Jane Satcher Bagwell, 66, of Alpharetta GA, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2012. She was the daughter of the late James L. Satcher and Lila O. Satcher of Johnston SC. Jane is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ron Bagwell; Son Mitch Bagwell and wife Kristi; son Geoff Bagwell and wife Jacki; daughter Bess Allen and husband Shawn; daughter Lila Leonard and husband Ryan; grandchildren Harper and Boone Allen and Claire and Drew Bagwell; brother and sister-in-law Ed and Nancy Satcher; niece and namesake Jane Satcher Ford and husband Paul; and nephew Bill Satcher. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Newberry SC on Saturday, September 22 at 2:00pm. A reception to visit the family will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. David's Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Road, Roswell GA 30076 or St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1605 Main Street, Newberry SC. 29108. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society in Alpharetta GA 30009. The State, Sept. 19, 2012

Minerva (Neven) OUZTS McLain, daughter of Leonora S. HOWELL and William Holloway Ouzts II of the James Daniel Ouzts Line, widow of John Lawrence (Larry) McLain

McLain, Neven Ouzts asleep in Jesus, at the age of 90 on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Beloved wife of the late John L. McLain; loving sister of the late Mary Elizabeth Wehrman; dear aunt of Richard S. Wehrman (Vicki) of Bloomfield NY, Elizabeth Vasel (the late William), Bill Wehrman (Marie) and the late Kenneth C. Wehrman, Jr.; loving great-aunt of Aaron, Ian, Emily, Ally, Bill, Megan and Elise; a special and long time friend of Jeanette Bickley. Services: A private Graveside Service will be held at Lake Charles Cemetery. A Service of Lupton Chapel.  Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on September 16, 2012

Jo Ann CLEGG Cooper, daughter of Jettie Lee GRANT and Ervin Cook Clegg of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, and wife of Walter Cooper

COLUMBIA - Funeral services for Jo Ann C. Cooper, 71, will be 2:00 pm Tuesday September 11, 2012 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium Lexington Chapel with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Officiating will be the Rev. Murry Powell. Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 pm Monday September 10, 2012 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Pallbearers will be Mike Davis, Chuck Davis, Tripp McNall, Austin Roberts, Clint Wilson and Chris Burns Mrs. Cooper was born in Columbia SC, the daughter of the late Ervin C. and Jettie Lee Grant Clegg. She was a retired Nurse. Mrs. Cooper is survived by daughter, Rhonda C. Wilson, son, Walter Shane Cooper, brothers, Kenneth Clegg (Anita) and Ricky Clegg (Judy), sister, Patsy Davis (Charles) and grandchildren, Christopher Burns, Clint Wilson and Lack Cooper. She was predeceased by a daughter, Vickie L. Cooper. Onlineregister at Barr-Price.com 803-356-4411 The State Sept. 10, 2012

Thomas Spain Painter, Jr., husband of Mary Ruth TURNER Painter of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, son of Ruth HERRING and Thomas Spain Painter, Sr.

LAKELAND FL - Thomas "Tom" S. Painter, Jr., SMSgt. USAF Ret., 92, a former resident of Simpsonville and Ninety Six, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, September 3, 2012, due to injuries sustained after being struck by a pickup truck in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Born May 6, 1920, in Union, South Carolina to Thomas S. Painter, Sr. and Ruth Herring, he was the third of four children and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Mr. Painter joined the US Army in 1941 serving in the Philippines during WWII. After the war, he transferred to the US Air Force and retired on September 1, 1962, from the Eighth Air Force, SAC, Headquarters, Westover AFB, in Chicopee Falls MA, after 21 years of service. His positions included Supply Officer and Air Crew Protection Superintendent. Special assignments included England and New Zealand from where he made two trips to the South Pole. An avid golfer, Mr. Painter played on several Air Force Golf teams during his years in the service. After many years of living in Simpsonville, Tom and his wife, Ruth, returned to their childhood home of Ninety Six in 1990, where he was active with his garden, Star Fort Golf Club and Cambridge United Methodist Church. In 2007, the Painters moved to Toccoa GA, where they lived with their daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Dr. Joseph Kilpatrick. After several years the Painters and Kilpatricks moved to Lakeland FL, where he made many friends at the McDonald's coffee club and among the walkers at the mall. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A beloved husband, father, and friend, he is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth (Turner); four sons, Conrad, Kerry, Ralph and Tom; four daughters, Mary Ann (Kilpatrick), Evealie (Reeves), Jane (Joneson), and Sherry (Dunn); and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cambridge United Methodist Church in Ninety Six, where Mr. and Mrs. Painter are members. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery in Ninety Six with full military honors. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at the church. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Painter family.

James Elmer Dorn, Sr., son of Leila Dell PADGETT and John Furman Dorn of the Henry Ouzts Line, husband of Juanita F. RODGERS Dorn, RN

COLUMBIA - Funeral service for James E. Dorn, 88, will be held at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Burial will follow in Bush River Memorial Gardens. James E. Dorn passed from this life on August 28, 2012.  Mr. Dorn was born in Saluda County SC on November 9, 1923, to the late John Furman Dorn and the late Leila Dell Padgett Dorn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita F. Dorn, RN. He also had a daughter, Deborah Ann Dorn who was killed in an automobile accident in 1970. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Dorn, who was killed in World War II, sisters Ora Gavan, Sarah Lochra, and Eva Farrington. He is survived by two sons, Richard Dorn of Springfield TN and James E. Dorn II of Columbia; grandchildren, Deborah Dorn and Roderick Dorn, both of Pleasant View TN, and Heather Dorn of Columbia; and a great-granddaughter, Abigail Dorn of Pleasant View, TN. Mr. Dorn was employed by Blue Cross of Central Ohio in Columbus OH for over 38 years. He held a number of management positions until his retirement in 1985 as Senior Vice President of Internal Affairs. He was a long-time member of the Mercator Club of Columbus and served the club as a Member of the Board of Directors. He was a past President of the Club and was honored by the Club in 1981 as "Man of the Year." In his retirement, he was an Honorary Member of the Club and a long time member of the Mid-Carolina Country Club. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com. State, August 30, 2012

Annie Pearl LOWERY Wood, daughter of  Annie Lee BRYAN and Ezra Paul Lowery, Sr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts Lowery Line, and widow of David Glenn Wood, Sr.

Annie Pearl Lowery Wood, 89, of 50 Second Street, widow of David G. Wood, Sr., died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Saluda, she was a daughter of the late Ezra Paul and Annie Lee Bryan Lowery. She was retired from Greenwood Mills, Mathews Plant, where she
was a member of the Quarter Century Club and was of the Baptist faith.  She was preceded in death by her son, David G. "Buddy" Wood and her stepsister, Edna Sue Morrow. She is survived by a niece and nephew, Terina and Ken Harvley; sister-in-law, Betty Cobb (Larry); cousins, nieces and nephews, and her dog, Tiny. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Kenny Griffin and the Rev. Larry Gene Smith officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Ninety Six. Pallbearers will be Howard McCoy, Jimmy Lake, Don Farmer, T.J. Sherfield, Elliott Eskew and Eddie Groves. Honorary escort will be Bruce Smith, Fred Smith, Gary Farver, Bobby Butler, David Kelley, Ray Tippett and Wayne Massey. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. The family is at the home.  Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Helen Rebecca McDOWELL Powell, daughter of  Bettie Lucinda (Lou) GLAUZIER and Jesse Parker McDowell of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line and widow of Charles Pinckney (Pick) Powell, Jr.

Laurens - Helen Rebecca McDowell Powell, 86, of 331 Bethel Church Rd. and widow of Charles Pinckney "Pick" Powell, Jr., passed away at Laurens County Hospital, Thursday, August 23, 2012. Born in Edgefield, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Parker and Betty Glausier McDowell. A homemaker, Mrs. Powell was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She is survived by her children: Edmond Powell (Margaret); Ledman Powell (Linda), Sara Burgess (Howard), Faye Yates (James), Jean Campbell (Doug), all of Laurens; a brother John Purvis "Pete" McDowell of Edgefield; 12 grandchildren: Chuck Powell, Helena Sisk (Phillip), Michael Powell, Sherry Burgess, Brent Yates (Linda), Edward Burgess (Stacey), Shawn Robinson, Joy Self (Jason), Brook England (Chris), Eric Robbins (Victoria), Joseph Powell (Laurie), and Janice Powell; numerous great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Jewel McDowell; a granddaughter, Christie Ballew; and a great granddaughter, Lindsey Smith. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Bethel Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. James K. Hamilton and Rev Tim Pigg, followed by interment in the church cemetery.  The family will be at the home of her daughter, Faye Yates, 331 Bethel Church Rd., Laurens and will receive friends in the Bethel Baptist Church Social Hall from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Saturday.  Condolences may be expressed at www.thekennedymortuary.com.  Published in The Greenville News on August 24, 2012.

Lucy Thurmond Whatley, daughter of  Mary Semple HOLSTON and George Orion Whatley, Sr. of the David Ouzts Line

August 25, 2012 - Merriwether - Graveside Services for Miss Lucy T. Whatley, 101 years old, of West Five Notch Road, who entered into rest August 22, 2012, will be conducted Saturday morning at 10 o'clock in Pineview Memorial Park. Rev. Jerry T. Matthews Officiating. Miss Whatley was a graduate of North Augusta High School and Georgia-Carolina Business College. She was a member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta and the Hope Sunday School Class. Aunt Lucy was the oldest member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Children's Learning Center, 625 Georgia Ave, North Augusta SC 29841. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803) 278-1181. Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneraldirectors.com <http://www.poseyfuneraldirectors.com>

Della June GAMBRELL Timmerman, widow of  Gerald Alonzo Timmerman of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line and daughter of Agnes Belle HOLDER and James Jefferson Gambrell

8/24/2012 - Della June Timmerman, 75, widow of Gerald A. Timmerman, passed away August 22, 2012 at home. She was born in Darlington SC, a daughter of the late James Jefferson and Agnes Holder Gambrell. She was a homemaker and beloved mother who doted on her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her flowers. She loved her home here on Earth, and we know she will be thrilled to see her loved ones and decorate her mansion in heaven!  Surviving are a daughter, Connie and her husband, Larry Bumgarner of Charlotte NC; daughter-in-law, Deborah Kuydendall and her husband, Randy of Dallas NC; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Faye Havird of Greenwood; and sister-in-law Barbara Hall and her husband, Wendell of Ninety Six. Predeceased were a son, Tony Timmerman; two brothers and one sister, Gerald Gambrell, Dudley Gambrell and Gail Gambrell. Burial will be private at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Charlotte NC.

Raymond Ervin Leopard, son of  Fara Larue (Faira) LOWERY and Homer George Leopard of the Elizabeth Ouzts Lowery Line, husband of Bonnie BANNON Leopard

Raleigh NC - Raymond Ervin Leopard, 78, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2012, in Raleigh NC. He was born on October 6, 1933, in Ninety Six, SC, son of the late Homer George Leopard and Larue Lowery Leopard. Ray worked for Delta Airlines for 37 years. He loved working in his flower and vegetable gardens. He will be loving remembered by his dear wife, Bonnie Brannon Leopard; his son Kevin Craig Leopard and his wife Kathleen; his sisters Edith L. Ouzts of Ninety Six, SC and Loretta L. Spearman and husband Earl, of Knoxville, TN.  Memorial service will be held on Friday August 24, at 11:00 am, at the Mausoleum Chapel, Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh. The family will receive friends at their home. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.MitchellatRMP.com.

Emma Lucille GASQUE Faulkner, widow of  Leroy (Pete) Faulkner of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Annie Azilee BLEDSOE and Clayton D. Gasque

Emma Lucille Gasque Faulkner, 86, of 1012 Ninety Six Highway, widow of Leroy Faulkner, died Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Conway, she was a daughter of the late Clayton D. and Annie Azilee Bledsoe Gasque. She was retired from Highland Furniture Store and was a member of New Market Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday School Class. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Darrell Faulkner; her sister, Audrey Albea and brothers, Randolph Gasque and Clayton Gasque. Surviving is a son, Mark Andre Faulkner and his wife, Ginger, and two daughters, Gayle Gorman and her husband, Jimmy, and Heidi Bowen and her husband, Dan, all of Greenwood; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bob Miller officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The family is at the home. Memorials may be made to New Market Baptist Church, 906 Ninety Six Highway, Greenwood, SC 29646. Messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com <http://www.harleyfuneralhome.com>.

Evelyn Ruth LEE Pack, daughter of Annie Loula OUTZ and Booker Henry Lee of the Henry Ouzts Line, widow of Thomas Davis Pack, Jr.

Ruth Lee Pack, 90, of Boiling Springs SC, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at her home. Born September 14, 1921, in Spartanburg, she was the widow of Thomas Davis Pack, Jr., and daughter of the late Booker Henry and Annie Loula Outz Lee. Surviving are her daughters, Anne Hendley, and Evelyn Livingston and husband Allen, all of Boiling Springs SC; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hope Pruitt of Spartanburg SC. She was predeceased by brothers, Finis Lee, Clifford Lee, and R. D. Lee; and sisters, Toni Horn and Myrtle Tuck. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 18, 2012, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, by the Rev. J. Michael Hensley. Visitation will follow at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piedmont Hospice, 1865 E. Main Street Ste F, Duncan SC 29334; or Beaumont United Methodist Church, 687 N. Liberty Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303. The family is at the home. Special thanks is expressed to Piedmont Hospice, Vanessa Chavous, Connie Roberts, and Tracey Bennett for their love and care. An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel Spartanburg Herald-Journal August 17, 2012

David Franklin (Frank) Quattlebaum, son of Lola Jane RUSH and James Harmon Quattlebaum, Sr. of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Tina Lee SEARCY

David Franklin "Frank" Quattlebaum, 67, resident of 706 Stanley Avenue, husband of Tina Lee Searcy Quattlebaum, died August 12, 2012 at Hospice House.  Born in Greenwood County, June 26, 1945, he was a son of the late James Harmon and Lola Rush Quattlebaum. He was a retired commercial carpenter having worked with Quattlebaum Construction Company in Santa Monica CA.  Mr. Quattlebaum was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Callison.  Surviving in addition to his wife of Spokane WA, are a son, Shannon O. Quattlebaum of Spokane; a granddaughter; a sister, Sara (Ray) Ouzts of Greenwood; and four brothers, Michael Quattlebaum of Colorado Springs CO, Charles Quattlebaum, Glenn Quattlebaum and Jerry Quattlebaum, all of Greenwood.  Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Sweat officiating. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the church immediately following the memorial service.

Ted Anthony Shaw, son of Flonnie Jane BALCHIN and William Anthony (Tony) Shaw of the Peter Ouzts II Line, ex-husband of Carrie CROSS and Lisa Elaine SMITH

8/7/2012 - Ted Anthony Shaw, 52, of Cloverdale CA, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. He died unexpectedly in California, where he lived since 1988. Born October 23, 1959, in Greenwood SC, he was the son of W. A. "Tony" and Flonnie Shaw of Spartanburg SC. Ted had an entrepreneurial spirit and was part of various business ventures. His current endeavor was with California Wine Gear. He was employed by AAA of California as the Manager of the Petaluma CA, office where he was loved and respected by his colleagues. He was a member of the Spring Hills Community Church were he organized a children's praise band. He grew up in Spartanburg SC, where he was active in the youth group of First Baptist Church. He participated in Choir Tour and Kentucky missions. Ted was a graduate of Dorman High School and attended the University of South Carolina. He remained an avid Gamecock fan. Ted's passions were music and gourmet food. His greatest love was for his Lord Jesus and his family. In addition to his parents, survivors include his beloved daughter, Taryn Kyle Shaw of Chicago IL; sisters, Allison Suits (Brett) and Karen Shuler (Ray); brother, Brad Shaw (Shawna); and eight nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday, August 9, 2012, at Milestones Church, by the Rev. Dr. Kirk Neely and the Rev. Dave Hopkins. The family will receive friends after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shepherds Door Ministries, PO Box 823, Spartanburg SC 29304. Floyd's North Church Street Chapel

Rufus Abner May III, son of Mary Frances WILLIAMS and Rufus Abner May, Jr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, husband of Miriam YANDELL

Rufus Abner May, Jr., LTCP, LUTCF, DIA, EHBA and RHU, 60, resident of 113 Colonial Drive, husband of Miriam Yandell May, died July 30, 2012, at his home. Born in Greenwood, May 18, 1952, he was a son of the late Rufus Abner May, Sr. and the late Mary Frances Williams May. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and was a 1974 graduate of Lander University, where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and the Lander Tennis Team. Rufus was named to the Lander University Hall of Fame for Tennis. He was also a graduate of the Certified Management Degree program of Piedmont Technical College. He was employed David A. Crotts & Associates, where he served as the manager for the life and health division. Rufus was an active member of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, in which he had formerly served on the Board of Directors. He was awarded by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce the 2007 Chamber Challenge Award and the 2006-2010 Business Community Service Award. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Rufus was an avid golfer and fisherman and always enjoyed a great laugh. He was a loyal Gamecock fan. Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home, are a son, Nickolas and wife Jessalyn May of Indian Land, SC; a daughter, Alexandria May of the home; a sister, Barbara and husband Norman Craven of Orangeburg. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Oakbrook Memorial Park, with Dr. Chris Leonard officiating. The family is at the home in Belle Meade Subdivision and will receive friends at the grave immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the May family. . Index-Journal, July 31, 2012

Ann Margaret HINTON Corley, widow of Arthur Ferrell Corley of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, daughter of Mollie CULBERTSON & Eugene Franklin Hinton

7/29/2012 - Ann Margaret Hinton Corley, 91, resident of NHC of Greenwood, widow of Arthur Ferrell Corley, died July 28, 2012 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenwood County November 12, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Mollie Culbertson Hinton. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and formerly co-owned with her late husband Corley's Sausage Company in Simpsonville. Mrs. Corley was a long time member of Main Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son William Howard and wife, Glenda Corley of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Jason, Jessica and Joseph Corley, Tonya Brock and Ann Margaret McClary; four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Ivan E. Corley. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in Edgewood Cemetery with Rev. Phil Thrailkill officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 211 North Main Street, Greenwood, SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Corley family.

Linda Marie TURNER Sharpe, daughter of Wanora Faye COLLINS and Ray Beaman Turner, Sr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, wife of William Lewis (Billy) Sharpe

TURBEVILLE - Mrs. Linda T. Sharpe, age 65, died Thursday, July 26, 2012 at McLeod Hospice House, in Florence after an illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 at the funeral home. Born in Greenwood County, she was a daughter of Mrs. Faye Collins Turner and the late Ray Beaman Turner. She was retired from Clarendon and East Clarendon Insurance Agencies, and former member of Turbeville Rescue Squad, where she attained the rank of Colonel. She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Carroll Ridlehoover. Surviving besides her mother of Ninety Six, are her husband of 47 years, William Billy Sharpe of Turbeville; a daughter, Susan (Joel) Welch of Turbeville; three sisters, Vera Ridlehoover and Lois (Ricky) Chastain, both of Ninety Six, Doris (Tom) Emasie of Lexington; one brother, Ray B. (Louise) Turner, Jr. of Ninety Six; two grandchildren, Jordan Marie Welch and Jada Lin Welch; and she was a "Mama" to many others. The family would like to thank Dr. Rao and the staff of McLeod Hospice House for their care and support. Online condolences may be made at www.floydfuneral.com.

Hoyt Winford Lagrone, son of Mary Ester COLLINS and Robert Yancey (Yank) Lagrone of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, husband of Helen Louise KING Lagrone Whitlock and Jean Fallaw

Hoyt Winford Lagrone, 82, of 107 Folly Farm Road, Greenwood, husband of Jean Fallaw Lagrone, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at HospiceCare of the Piedmont. He was a co-owner and operator of Lagrone's Plumbing Service, which served residents of Greenwood for many years and set high standards for excellence in service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and of the Methodist faith. Born in Greenwood County, August 17,1929, he was a son of the late Robert Yancey and Esther Collins Lagrone of Greenwood. He was predeceased by five brothers: Manley Lagrone, his business partner; Neil Lagrone; James "Stump" Lagrone; Otis Lagrone and Marion Lagrone; and by a sister, Mildred Lagrone Davenport. He is survived by three children: Jeff Lagrone and wife Holley; Judy Lagrone Corriher, Darrell Lagrone, and by their mother, Helen K. Whitlock, all of Greenwood; by six grandchildren: Anna Katharine Lagrone; Nathaniel Lagrone; Jack Lagrone; William Lagrone and Emily Corriher, all of Greenwood; by Mary Helen E. Bussan, of Akron, Ohio; and by a great-granddaughter, Eliot Bussan, of Akron, Ohio. Also surviving are three stepchildren: Chris Fallaw, of Greenville; Kip Fallaw and wife Heather, of Honea Path; and Jennifer Fallaw Bolding and husband Brad, of Greenwood. He is also survived by four step-grandchildren: Kipper Fallaw and Keelee Fallaw, of Honea Path; and by Keller and Jensen Bolding, of Greenwood. A visitation will be from 3 until 4:30 p.m. Friday at Blyth Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 5 at Greenwood Memorial
Gardens. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. J. Chad Collins of Greenwood.  Pallbearers will be Mike Riddle, Rev. Chris Garrison, Nathaniel Lagrone, Jack Lagrone, Mike Bussan and Brad Bolding. Honorary escorts will be Bob Lagrone, Marshall Lagrone, Ansel Talbert, Bill Culbertson, Ray Pinson,
Jones Buchanan, Dr. John Holman and Tom Dukes. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646; to Thornwell Home for Children, 302 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325; or to Greenwood Humane Society, PO Box 242, Greenwood, SC 29648. For online condolences, please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home &
Cremation Services is assisting the Lagrone family.

Sylbia BRANDEL Timmerman, wife of Charles Raymond Timmerman of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, daughter of Betty ANDREWS and Gene Donald Brandel

September 25, 1954 - July 22, 2012 - FLORA MS - Sylbia Brandel Timmerman, 57, died Sunday, July 22, 2012 at her home in Flora MS. A former resident of Augusta GA she had lived in Flora for the past 6 years.  She was preceded in death by her father, Gene Donald Brandel.  Survivors include: husband Charles R. Timmerman of Flora MS and mother Betty Andrews Brandel of Augusta GA.  Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Breeland Funeral Home Canton MS. Augusta Chronicle, July 24, 2012.

Kathryn Elizabeth CHAPPELL, daughter of Odell Elizabeth JOHNSON and William Henry Chappell of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line and widow of Jacob Manley Brown, Sr.

Kathryn Brown, 78, passed away on July 9, 2012 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 20, 1934 in Ninety Six, South Carolina to William and Odell Chappell. She was a grocery store meat cutter by trade. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob M. Brown, Sr. and son, Jacob M. Brown, Jr. She is survived by her children, Karen J. Macaluso, Patricia D. Koon, and William R. Brown and nine grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, 725 NW 23rd Avenue with Pastor Rodger Mallard officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior, beginning at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow the service at Forest Meadows Memorial Park East, 3700 SE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville. Published in Gainesville July 12, 2012

Eli Edwin Clegg, son of Hannah VON BOLDUC and Jabe Edwin Clegg of the John Calvin Ouzts Line

Eli Jordan Clegg, infant son of Jabe Edwin Clegg and Hannah Von Bolduc, of 156 Meadow Lane, died July 11, 2012 at Self Regional Medical Center. Surviving in addition to his parents of the home are maternal grandmother, Katheran B. Griffin of Gibson GA; maternal step-grandfather, Lee Fordham Griffin also of Gibson GA; paternal grandparents, Jamey Edward and Tammy Jenkins Clegg of Plum Branch; maternal great-grandparents, Peter C. Bolduc of Niceville FL and Brenda Gail Koch of Gibson GA; paternal great-grandparents, Sammy W. and Janice White Davis of Plum Branch; and several aunts and uncles also survive.

Robbin Dale Dorn, son of Margaret Louise WHITE and William Henry (Bill) Dorn of the Henry Ouzts Line, and husband of Wanda Sue BUSSEY and Terri TRUITT

PLUM BRANCH - Robbin Dale Dorn, 51, of Collier Street, entered into rest on Saturday, July 7, 2012 in McCormick, SC.  Visitation will be held Monday, July 9, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Plum Branch Baptist Church, 106 Church St., Plum Branch SC.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Mr. Dorn, a lifelong resident of Plum Branch, was a foreman with the Iron Workers Local No. 709. He was a member of Plum Branch Baptist Church, and his hobbies included playing pool and fishing. His father, William H. Dorn and brother, William D. Dorn, preceded him in death.  Survivors include his mother, Margaret White Dorn of Plum Branch; a son, Joey Dorn of Savannah; a daughter, Cherie Dorn of Aiken; sisters, Cheryl D. Pennington and husband, Don of Lincolnton GA, Tabitha D. Partridge and husband, Lee of Lincolnton GA; nieces and nephews, Honda O'Bryan, Maggie Partridge, Jesse Partridge, Emily Partridge, Chase Bandy and Rex Bandy.  Memorials may be made to Plum Branch Baptist Cemetery Fund, 106 Church St., Plum Branch, SC 29845. Please visit www.beggsfuneralhome.net to sign the guestbook. Begs Funeral Home of Lincolnton GA is in charge.

Barbara RHODES Butler Moore, daughter of Dorothy Elizabeth (Dot) BAILEY and William Thomas (Pete) Rhodes of the Henry Ouzts Line, and wife of Lee Moore

7/7/2012 - Barbara Rhodes Moore, 69, resident of 20 Royal Oak Dr., wife of Lee Moore, died July 6, 2012 at her home. Born in Greenwood, June 4, 1943, she was the daughter of the late William T. "Pete" and Dorothy Elizabeth Bailey Rhodes. She was a 1961 graduate of Greenwood High School and was a member of West Side Baptist Church and the Berea Sunday School Class of the church. Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are three daughters, Lynn Moore of Charleston, Dottie and husband David Pulley of Greenwood and Cheryl and husband Terry Hammett of Boiling Springs; a son,
Tommy and wife Michelle Butler of Woodruff; a stepson, Brian and wife Gail Moore of Greenwood; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at West Side Baptist Church, with Rev. Hal Lane officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Daniel Moore, Jonathan Moore, Matthew Moore, Jody Hoofer, Nathan Pulley and Ryan Hammett. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Sunday. The family is at the home on Royal Oak Dr. and will receive friends at the funeral home 4 to 6 Saturday afternoon.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences, please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Moore family.

Rodney Shane Taylor, son of Joyce Elaine COKER and Calvin Robert (Robbie) Taylor of the George Ouzts Line, and husband of Leslie RILEY Taylor

Ware Shoals – Rodney Shane Taylor, 41, of 8710 Evangeline Drive, North Charleston, died Wednesday, July 4th, 2012.  Born in Greenwood County, he was the son of Calvin Robert and Elaine Coker Taylor. He was a member of Hodges United Methodist Church, a graduate of Clemson University, an avid hunter and fisherman and was employed with McKinley Crafting. Surviving in addition to his parents are: two sons, Riley Shane Taylor and Colton Robert Taylor of Ware Shoals, and the mother of his children, Leslie Riley Taylor.  He was predeceased by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Coker and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Retailer.  Funeral services will be held at 3PM Sunday at Parker-White Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leon Jones and Rev. R. T. Bowling officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 – 3PM prior to the service at Parker-White Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. The family is at the home of his parents, 9 Woodlawn Drive. Online condolences may be made at www.parkerwhitepruitt.com

Walter Ward Rush, son of Salina Jane (Janie) CORLEY and Seaborne Steelmaker Rush of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, and widower of Nannies May DEAL

Walter Ward Rush, 87, resident of 1408 Parkway, formerly of Allison Highway, widower of Nannies May Deal Rush, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Sterling House. Born in Greenwood, August 5, 1924, he was a son of the late Seaborne S. and Janie Corley Rush. Mr. Rush was a retired carpenter and was a member of the Troy Masonic Lodge. A member of Bold Spring Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Adult Sunday School Class.  Surviving are a sister, Mamie Rambo of Greenwood; twin brother, Rev. Wilbur Rush and wife, Louise of Woodruff; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Keller officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Scotty Calla, James Jackson, Roland Temple, John Tom Bannister, Tim Milliner and Harvey Hill. Honorary escort will be J. P. Cook, Dennis Cook, John Richie, Jim Brewer, Ernest Nunn, George Deale and Hilton Dodgem. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Those desiring may make memorials to Bold Spring Baptist Church Building Fund, 2806 Allison Road, Troy, SC 29848 or to a charity of choice. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Rush family.

Carolyn Elizabeth McGee, daughter of Bertha Mae OUZTS and Ernest Riley McGee of the Michael Ouzts Line, and widow of John Boyce Cockrell Carver

NEW HOLLAND - Mrs. Carolyn Elizabeth McGee Carver, 73, entered into rest Sunday, July 1, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Carver was married to John Boyce Carver of 56 years prior to his death February 11 of 2011. She is survived by her children; Crystal C. Tindal and her husband Larry, and Boyce Carver of New Holland and Laurie Holmes and her husband Todd of Johnston, grandchildren; Jarrod Storey and Kaitlin Carver, mother-in-law; Laura Marie Sanders Carver, brothers; George Earl (Myrtle) McGee of Evans, GA and Robert Wilson "Bob" (Linda) McGee of New Holland. Mrs. Carver was the daughter of the late Ernest Riley and Bertha Mae Ouzts McGee. She was also preceded in death by sister, Jean Micelle and brother, Edward J. McGee. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church of Johnston and New Holland Baptist Church. Mrs. Carver received a Master's in Education and taught Elementary school for six and a half years. The family expresses their love and appreciation for Mrs. Carver's caregivers; Lisa Hart, Sherry Hilliard, and Shannon Davis for the devotion and love they gave. The Funeral Service will be at 10 am Thursday in the New Holland Baptist Church with visitation beginning in the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Heart Association Heart Association Heart Association, 1003 Hammond Rd., Aiken, SC 29803 or St. Jude's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105. An online register is available blizzardfuneralhome.com.

Brenda Faye ATTAWAY Dixon, daughter of Rubie Mae SHAVER and Charles Edgar (Speedy) Attaway of the Isaac Ouzts Line, and husband of Ronald Barry Dixon, Sr.

Brenda Faye Attaway Dixon, 65, resident of 202 Pitts Circle, wife of Ronald Barry Dixon, Sr., passed away July 1, 2012, at Hospice House in Greenwood. Born February 5, 1947, in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late Charles Edgar and Rubie Shaver Attaway. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and was employed with Winn-Dixie for 15 years and worked with Dollar General prior to her retirement. Brenda was of the Baptist faith. Surviving in addition to her husband of 46 years of the home are a son, Barry and wife, Marie Dixon of Greenwood; a daughter, Rhonda and husband, Ozzie Hutchins of Troutman NC; four grand children, Trista Dixon, Trevor Dixon, Hailey Hutchins and Max Hutchins; a great-granddaughter, Tianna Hagood; two brothers, Danny and wife, Kathy Attaway of Waterloo and Jimmy and wife, Faye Attaway of Greenwood. She was predeceased by her sister, Nancy Powell. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Hill and Rev. Hal Lane officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Wayne Burton, Wallace Upton, Ralph Pitts, Cedric Whitner and Bruce Riggins. The family is at the home on Pitts Circle and will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 to 2 Tuesday afternoon. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Dixon family.

Marett Larkin Outz, son of Nora Bell MARETT and Joseph O. Outz of the Henry Ouzts Line, and husband of Frances Lake EDWARDS Outz

Laurens SC - Marett Larkin Outz, age 93, of 309 Ekom Beach Road passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at his home. Born on March 2, 1919, in Oconee County SC, he was the fourth son of the late Joe O. and Nora Bell Marett Outz.  Mr. Outz served his country for 3 ½ years in the US Army during World War II.  He saw action in the European Theatre with the 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion under Gen. George Patton and participated in the Battle of the Bulge during Dec. 1944.  Mr. Outz was a graduate of Clemson University and was employed by the Clemson University Extension Service in Anderson County and as Laurens County Agent for thirty years.  Quoting from the Clinton Chronicle upon his retirement in 1979, "During his time in Laurens County he helped to guide farmers through some drastic changes - a reduction in small one family farms, the advent of large scale farming operations, mechanization, a shift from cotton to soybeans, a revival of family gardens and growth in livestock operations."  He led the drive for toll-free county telephone services, was instrumental in the construction of the rural water system and in the forefront of the county beautification and litter control programs. For these accomplishments, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the National County Agents Association. In 1974, he initiated a program, "Spotlight on Agriculture", to honor the most outstanding individuals and families in the fields of agriculture. In 2004, he was the recipient of the Order of the Silver Crescent, awarded by Gov. Mark Sanford, in recognition of his "dedication, commitment and leadership for the benefit of South Carolina and her citizens. "For a number of years, Mr. Outz organized and led groups on bus tours to view farming operations throughout the US. On two occasions, following his retirement, he and Frances led groups to view agricultural practices in Western Europe. He was an active member at First Baptist Church where he served on the Board of Deacons. Mr. Outz was past president of the Lions Club, was an honorary member of The Exchange Club, chairman of the Advisory Committee for the vocational program at Laurens District 55 High School, and served on the Farm Bureau Board of Directors for a number of years. For over fifty years, he was a loyal IPTAY member of Clemson University. In retirement, Mr. Outz was a strawberry and tomato farmer, and he loved to see plants grow and enjoyed sharing with family and friends. Mr. Outz was a loving caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather and instilled the love of the outdoors in all three of his children. Surviving are his wife, Frances Lake Edwards Outz; two daughters, Jane Askew and Laura Dennie (Duane); and a son, John Outz all of Laurens; four grandchildren, Joy Roberson of Pine Mountain GA, Julie Allen of West Columbia SC, Nancy Knotts (Tony) of LaGrange GA, Elizabeth Franklin (Kevin) of Laurens. A beloved grandson, Joseph Dennie, preceded him in death.  Mr. Outz is also survived by ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Junie Nesmith (George) of Manchester, GA, a brother, Carl H. Outz (Laura) of Pittsboro, NC, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, June 30, 2012, at First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson, Dr. Bev T. Kennedy, Jr., Rev. Phil Hall, Rev. Tommy Cox, and Rev. Adair Rogers. A private burial will be held at Westview Memorial Park. The family will be at the home his daughter, Laura Dennie, 107 Todd Ave., Laurens, where they will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 -7:00 pm.  The Anderson Independent-Mail.

Wilmot Benjamin (Buddy) Ouzts, Jr., son of Mary Sallie SMITH and Wilmot Benjamin Ouzts, Sr. of the Benjamin Ouzts Line, and husband of Ruby Augusta (Gus) ROBERTS Ouzts

Wilmot Benjamin "Buddy" Ouzts, Jr. (October 19, 1919 - June 27, 2012) Mr. Wilmot Benjamin Ouzts, Jr. “Buddy”, age 92, of North Main Street in Tennille, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the Washington County Extended Care Facility following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June the 30th, at 11:00am at the Tennille United Methodist Church with burial in Zeta Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Cook will officiate. Pallbearers will be Nick Dixon, Dean McCaskill, A.W. Smith, Allen Smith, Thomas Smith, Jay Smith, Sandy Veal, George Elder and Chris Alexander. Mr. Ouzts was born in Johnston SC, the son of the late Wilmot B. Ouzts, Sr. and the late Mary Sallie Smith Ouzts. He was a graduate of North Georgia College and the University of Georgia where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. Mr. Ouzts was an Army Veteran of WWII serving as a reconnaissance officer, then known as the “Alamo Scouts”, in the Pacific Theatre. Among many of his service accolades were the Bronze Star Medal and the “Special Forces Shoulder Tab” awarded in 1988 for his distinguished service with the Alamo Scouts. Mr. Ouzts joined the National Guard in 1949 and was instrumental in the creation of the Sandersville Unit from which he retired in 1979 as a Lt. Colonel. He was a lifelong farmer and was elected Superintendent of the Washington County School System in 1956, an office he held until 1976. He was an active member of the Tennille United Methodist Church where he served his church in numerous rolls. Mr. Ouzts was the former co-owner of the D and O Tractor Company and he was a longtime member of the Tennille Rotary Club and the Washington County Farm Bureau where he formerly served as president. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Charles V. Ouzts. Survivors are his wife of 65 years, Ruby Augusta Roberts Ouzts of Tennille; sons, W.B. Ouzts III “Ben” of Marietta, Herschel Roberts (Clarissa) Ouzts of Trent Woods NC, Henry Cunningham (Sharon) Ouzts of Dalton, and Charles Allen (Gamble) Ouzts of Charleston SC; grandchildren, Mary Ann Ouzts, Scott Robert Ouzts, Cort (Lori Beth) Ouzts, Jamie O. (Jake) Reese, Gamble Augusta Ouzts, and Elizabeth C. Ouzts. The family will receive friends following funeral services. Donations may be made to the Tennille United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 265, Tennille GA 31089 or to the Zeta Cemetery Trust Fund, P.O. Box 1, Tennille GA 31089. May and Smith Funeral Directors in Sandersville is in charge of the arrangements. www.mayandsmithfuneraldirectors.com

Billie Jean (B.J.) JORDAN, daughter of Grace OUZTS of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line and Arthur Eugene (Gene) Jordan, and widow of Joseph P. Barnett, Jr.

COLUMBIA SC - A graveside service for Mrs. Billie J. "B.J." Barnett, 81, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Barnett, wife of the late Joseph P. Barnett, Jr., died Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Born in Edgefield, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Eugene and Grace Ouzts Jordan. She was a long-time member of Kilbourne Park Baptist Church and the "Encouragers" Sunday School class. Surviving are sons, Joseph "Joe" P. Barnett, III and Eugene "Gene" J. Barnett, both of Columbia; special family friends, Janice and Robert Macon. She is also survived by her beloved dog, Socks. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Oliver Gospel Mission, PO Box 7791, Columbia SC 29202 or Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, 4205 Kilbourne Road, Columbia SC 29206. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Staff of Agape Hospice House for their compassionate care given to our family during this journey. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com. Published in The State on June 28, 2012

William Luther (Bill) McCuen, husband of Debra Nine Bess PARKMAN of the George Ouzts Line, and son of Irene HOSEA and Cullen McCuen

Hodges SC - Bill Luther McCuen, 80, resident of111 Teta Lane, husband of Debra Nina Bess Parkman McCuen, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Self Regional Medical Center.  Born in Greenwood, May 31, 1932, he was a son of the late Cullen and Irene Hosea McCuen. He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in combat for 11 months with the 7th Infantry Division. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 42. Mr. McCuen retired as an agent from American General Life Insurance Company. He was a Christian and was a successful insurance agent/counselor with insurance companies and as an independent agent. Bill was conscientious in his duties, especially with the elderly. He was a member of the Humane Society of the US.  Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are five daughters, Sharon M. Salter and Kimberly M. Wilson, both of Greenwood, Donna M. Siemen of Anderson, Lauri W. Mullins of Lewisburg OH and Jennifer W. Boozer of Fountain Inn; five grandsons, Matthew, Remington, Josiah, Samuel and Zach; two granddaughters, Emily and Lacey; one great-granddaughter, Savannah; two brothers, Roy McCuen of Greenwood and Charles McCuen of Clarksville TN. He also leaves behind his beloved pets, Arlo and Maggie.  Graveside services will be conducted in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel at 5:00 p.m. Friday with Rev. David Wells and Rev. Henry Johnson officiating.  Honorary escort will be Bill Vieth, Ronald Bussey, Larry Price, Ray Bledsoe, Dwight Byrd, Michael Padgett and Keith Cook.  The family is at the home on Teta Lane and will receive friends at the mausoleum chapel immediately following the service. Blyth Funeral Home.

Eugene Thomas (Gene) Ouzts, son of Emma Livia Mae (Livie) STRICKLAND and Capt. John Travis Ouzts of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, and husband of Mary Olive VINEYARD

Eugene Thomas Ouzts June 7, 1930 – June 21, 2012 – York Valley, AZ - Eugene was born at Thomasville, Georgia to parents Captain John Travis Ouzts and Livie Mae (Strickland) Ouzts. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Olive Ouzts. Eugene had a lifelong love of the sea and grew up serving with his father abroad sailing ships. Eugene served with the United States Navy from 1948 to 1953. Afterwards, he attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas as a ministerial student, majoring in the Bible, Greek and Hebrew. Eugene was ordained a minister of the Church of Christ in 1956. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree on May 31, 1956 and on the same day, he married Mary Olive Vineyard. He obtained his Master’s of Arts in Bible in May of 1957 while Mary taught in Augusta. Deciding to join Mary in teaching, Eugene continued with his education at the University of Arkansas. He also completed post-graduate studies at other institutions including Murray State University (Kentucky); University of Arkansas; University of Arizona; Arizona State University; and Northern Arizona University. Eugene, along with Mary, taught at DeValls Bluff, Arkansas and Curuthersville, Missouri before moving to Greenlee County in Arizona in August 1965. Eugene taught at the Clifton High School until he retired in 1992, primarily as a science teacher. Eugene served as a Student Activities Adviser at the Clifton High School during his tenure. Eugene also taught Biology and World Religions for the Eastern Arizona College. Along with his love of teaching, Eugene preached the Word of Christ in the Arizona communities of Morenci, Clifton, Safford and Duncan. In 1967, Eugene and Mary trained and became private pilots, flying their own Cessna 172. Later they earned their commercial and instrument certificates. This led them to join the Civil Patrol, an Auxiliary of the United States Air Force in 1972. Eugene rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and became the unit’s Chaplain. Eugene also has served as the State’s CAP Assistant Wing Chaplain. While serving in the CAP, Eugene received the Meritorious Service Award (1994); the Exceptional Service Award (1997); was honored as Arizona Wing Chaplain of the Year (1984); Thomas C. Casaday Unit Chaplain of the Year (1985); Arizona Wing Safety Officer of the Year (1989); Arizona Wing Senior Member of the Year (1994); Southwest Region Senior Member of the Year (1995). For the past few years Eugene also has served as Chaplain for the USS Talladega Reunion Association. Eugene is a life member of the Military Chaplain’s Association; a life member of the Disabled American Veterans; a life member of the American Legion; a life member of the Air Force Association. He was also a member of the Elks; a member of the Board County Airport Advisory Board in Clifton Arizona. Eugene has been listed in various publications including “Who’s Who” (in the West, in America; in the World; in Medicine and Healthcare) and Life Fellow International Biographical Associations (Cambridge, England) as one of the Outstanding People, Outstanding Scholars, and Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Duncan Church of Christ. Viewing will be one hour prior to services at the church. Interment on Saturday June 30, 2012, 11:00 AM at Sheldon Cemetery.  McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel, Safford, Arizona.

William Baker (Bill) Timmerman, Jr., son of Audrey SMITH and William Baker (Bill) Timmerman, Sr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, and widower of Anita F. Timmerman

William B. “Bill” Timmerman, Jr., age 84 of Snellville, passed away, Monday, June 4, 2012. Graveside Services will be held 1 PM, Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs. A retired Mechanical Engineer with Army Corps of Engineers, Mr. Timmerman was an avid fan of Clemson University football. He was an Alumnus of Clemson University, a U S. Army & Air Force Veteran and as a young man, Bill received many awards for his bowling abilities. Mr. Timmerman is survived by daughter & son-in-law, Tamara & Steve Rokusek, Grandchildren: Thorgood & Thayden Sister: Nell Powell, North Augusta SC; Niece: Tranis Harper and Nephew: Randy Powell as well as many other nieces & nephews. Family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville GA 30078. 770-979-5010. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com Memorials: Flowers accepted Cemetery: Arlington Memorial Park 201 Mt. Vernon Hwy., N.W. Sandy Springs GA 30328 Visitations: 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home Snellville Services: 1:00PM at Arlington Memorial Park on Thursday, June 7th, 2012

John Jeffery Randall, son of Tommie OUTZ Randall Briggs of the Henry Ouzts Line and John Harry Randall

CANON GA - Mr. John Jeffery Randall, age 36, of Canon, died Monday, June 4, 2012. He was born March 24, 1976 in Hart County and was self-employed in the construction business. Survivors include parents, John Harry Randall of Seneca and Tommie Outz Randall of Canon; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Johnny Morton; step-father, Bart Briggs, nieces and nephew, Briana and Kristen Randall, Kensley and Jonathan Morton. Graveside services will be held at two o'clock Friday at Franklin Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to help with expenses. Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. www.whitlockmortuary.net Anderson Independent-Mail on June 7, 2012

William Clifton (Bill) Hulsey, Jr., husband of Betty Jo JOHNSON of the George Ouzts Line and son of Nenice Grace OGILVIE and William Clifton Hulsey, Sr.

HODGES - William Clifton "Bill" Hulsey, Jr., 75, resident of 221 Sally White Road, husband of Betty Jo Johnson Hulsey, died May 24, 2012 at his home. Born in Greenwood, August 10, 1936, he was a son of the late William Clifton, Sr. and Nenice Grace Ogilvie Hulsey. A US Army Veteran, Mr. Hulsey served during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Moore Business Forms. A member of Providence Baptist Church, he was a deacon, a member of the choir and had served on various other committees of the church. He was a member of the Clyde Price Sunday School Class.  Surviving in addition to his wife of fifty-five years of the home are two daughters, Lesley Unruh and husband, Leonard of Phoenix AZ and Janie Mathis and husband, Marvin, Jr. of Abbeville; four grandchildren, Lauren Roman, Patricia Perez, William Perez and Marvin "Buster" Mathis, III; three great-grand children; and three sisters, Sara Hamilton, Jackie Reese and Jean Strickland, all of Greenwood. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Priscilla Johnson and Doris Bell. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 12 Noon at Providence Baptist Church with Reverend Lamar Babb officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be deacons of Providence Baptist Church. Honorary escort will be men of the church. The family will receive friends Monday at Providence Baptist Church from 11 a.m. until the service hour and at other times at the home. Those desiring may make memorials to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Providence Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 6, Hodges SC 29653. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.  Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Hulsey family.

Joseph Smyer (Joe) Prince, son of Margie Jane TIMMERMAN and Edgar W. (Nuddy) Prince of the Peter Ouzts II Line and husband of Rebecca Ann (Becky) AGNER

Mr. Joseph S. "Joe" Prince, 47, of Gold Mine Rd., died Tuesday May 22, 2012 at Edgefield County Hospital. Funeral Services will be held Friday May 25, 2012 at 3 P.M. at McEnroe United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Prince was born in Augusta GA and was a member of McEnroe United Methodist Church. He was retired from the SC Forestry Commission. He was the Asst. Chief and a charter member of the North side Fire Dept. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca "Becky" Anger Prince; his parents Edgar "Muddy" and Margie Timmerman Prince; 1 daughter- Riana Jo Prince; 1 Son- Talon Lewis Prince, 1 Brother- Edgar Way (Robin) Prince and their son Tommie Prince. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the North side Fire Dept. Memorials may be made to the North side Fire Dept., 719 Hwy 378 East, Edgefield SC 29824. The family is at the home and will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home. Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Peggy Nan OUZTS Francis, daughter of Marguerite RHODES and Henry Ernest Ouzts, Sr. of the Henry Ouzts Line and wife of William Edward Francis

Peggy Nan Ouzts Francis, age 72, of The Woodlands TX formerly of Transylvania LA passed away Monday, May 21, 2012 in Woodlands TX. Mrs. Francis was born March 5, 1940, in Transylvania LA. She was the daughter of the Late, Henry Ernest Ouzts, Sr. and Marguerite Rhodes Ouzts. She was a retired School Teacher.  Mrs. Francis is survived by a daughter, Tara Huckabay of Houston TX; son , Travis Francis and wife Candice of Montgomery TX; Grandsons, Taylor Huckabay and Garret Huckabay both of Houston, Texas; granddaughter, Lauren Francis of Montgomery, Texas;  brothers, David Ouzts and wife Carolyn of Vicksburg MS and Henry Ouzts, Jr. of Roans Prairie TX; sister, Margaret Overby and husband Johnny of Lake Providence LA. Nephews, David Ouzts, Jr., Mike Ouzts, Robbie Ouzts. Nieces, Teri Tippit and Lindy Lyles. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 12:30 P.M. at Providence Memorial Cemetery in Lake Providence LA with James Tippit officiating. Services are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Lake Providence LA. The Family will receive friends at Cox Funeral Home, Saturday, May 26, 2012, from 10:00 A.M until 12:00 P.M. To leave condolences to the family www.coxfuneral.com

Melzer Odell Faulkner, Jr., son of Grace Lucille POWELL and Melzer Odell (Melz) Faulkner, Sr. of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line and husband of Doris BOOTH Faulkner

Mr. Melzer O. Faulkner, Jr., age 89 , of Graniteville SC, loving husband for 66 years to Doris Booth Faulkner, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 19, 2012. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Becky (Morris) Penley of Lake Murray; sons, Danny Faulkner of Aiken and Melzer (Beth) Faulkner of Graniteville; sisters, Grace (Leon) Hayes of Aiken, Roberta (James) Spell of Ballentine SC; grandchildren, Angie (Kenny) Rye, Susan Penley, Nick Faulkner, Brooke Faulkner and Josh Faulkner and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sara Pat Bell; brothers, Gary Faulkner and Gene W. Faulkner, Sr. He was born in Graniteville and was a lifelong resident of Aiken County SC. He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church in Graniteville and also a member of the Methodist Men. He was a member of the Graniteville Leisure Club. He was a US Army Veteran, having bravely served his country during World War II; and he also retired in 1965 from the National Guard with 20 years of service. He was a member and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 77 in Warrenville and a member of Lake Murray VFW Post 6740. He retired from Graniteville Company as a Maintenance Superintendent after 45 years of dedicated service. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather; plus, Melzer, with his pleasant smile and great sense of humor, was a friend to all. He was a very special friend to Sammie and Glenda Napier, to whom he was so fondly known as “PA’. Yes, he will be greatly missed by his family, many friends and all whose lives he touched during the 89 precious years that God granted him on this earth; however, Earth’s loss is truly Heaven’s gain, and Melzer surely will live on forever in everyone’s hearts. Melzer loved to hum, and most likely, he is now humming a tune with the Angels in his new Heavenly home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening, May 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A service celebrating his life will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. John United Methodist Church in Graniteville with Rev. Alan Quarles officiating. The interment, with full military honors, will follow at the Graniteville Cemetery. Memorials, in Melzer’s honor, may be made to St. John United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 38, Graniteville SC 29829. Napier Funeral Home, Inc., 315 Main St., Graniteville SC 29829 is in charge of the funeral arrangements. You can visit the online guest register at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com.

Ellie Lola JORDAN Turner Key, daughter of Zelma OUZTS and Olin Luther Jordan of the Michael Ouzts Line and widow of Wilbur Eugene (Bill) Turner, Sr. and wife of Richard Key

Ellie Jordan Turner Key, age 79, of North Augusta SC, loving wife of Richard Key and daughter of the late Olin Jordan and the late Zelma Ouzts Jordan, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 13, 2012. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Joyce Greene of Columbia SC, Pat (Mike) Low of Aiken SC and Karen (Kevin) Wise of Gulf Breeze FL; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was born in Johnston SC but has been a lifelong resident of Aiken County. She was a member of Breezy Hill Baptist Church in Graniteville. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and she was also a very caring person, always considering the needs of others. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all whose lives she touched during the 79 precious years that God granted her on this earth; however, death is not the end, as God has promised eternal life for all who believe on Him. She shall live on forever in everyone’s hearts. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Tuesday evening, May 15th from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. A graveside service celebrating her life will be held on Wednesday, May 16th at 11:00 AM at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Langley SC. Family and friends are asked to meet at the graveside by 10:45 AM the day of the service. Memorials, in Mrs. Key’s honor, may be made to Breezy Hill Baptist Church, 612 Ascauga Lake Rd., Graniteville SC 29829. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Graniteville, S.C. 29829 is in charge of the funeral arrangements. You may sign our guest register by logging on to www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com.

Elizabeth Louise (Betty) LONG Whitt Lagrone, second wife of Robert Walter (Bob) Lagrone of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, daughter of Flora Ellen SMITH and Heber Oliver Long

Ware Shoals – Elizabeth Louise Long Lagrone 74, wife of Robert Lagrone of 802 Buddy Knight Road, died Sunday May 13, 2012 at Hospice of the Piedmont. Born in Abbeville GA, she was a daughter of the late Heber Oliver and Flora Ellen Smith Long. She was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church and retired from Bank of America. Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are, one son, Thomas Richard Whitt, Jr. and wife Wendy of Easley, one step-son, James Lagrone and wife Lisa of Mauldin, one brother, James Oliver Long of Greenville and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters. Graveside Services will be held at 4PM Tuesday May 15, 2012 at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2-3:30 Tuesday at Parker-White Funeral Home. The family is at the home. Online condolences may be made at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com

Donald Otis Ouzts, Sr., son of I. C. Ouzts of the John Calvin Ouzts Line and Doris Virginia OTIS Ouzts, and husband of Alice LaNell WYNN Ouzts

OUZTS, Donald Otis Sr., 71, entered into rest May 8, 2012. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Ouzts Jr. Donald is survived by his beloved wife, Alice Ouzts; son, Jonathan Ouzts (Lisa); daughter, Sandra Lehtola (Scott); grandchildren, Alexis, Cameron, Elizabeth and Hannah; and an extended loving family and friends. Visitation will be held 6PM-8PM Friday, May 11, 2012 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 10AM Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens Brandon, Florida.

Justin Anthony Timmerman, son of Maria FISHER and George Anthony (Tony) Timmerman of the John Calvin Ouzts Line

CHAPIN - Justin A. Timmerman, 24, of Chapin SC, died tragically on Thursday, May 5, 2012. He was the loving son of Tony and Maria (Fisher) Timmerman. Justin graduated from Chapin High School in 2006 and attended USC. He ran a family owned business, Columbia Sports Merchandise, and umpired youth baseball. He loved to play baseball and was an avid USC Gamecock fan. He had many friends and always had a smile. Justin is survived by his parents and brother, Bruce W. Timmerman of the home; grandparents, Emily Fisher Manley of Chapin and Nancy Holmes Timmerman of Myrtle Beach SC; uncles, David (Andrea) Fisher of Irmo SC, Tommy (Bethany) Timmerman of Cookeville TN; aunts, Carla (Bill) Weneck of Simpsonville SC, Anne Fisher of Myrtle Beach SC; and many cousins. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Ryan Jacob Timmerman; grandfathers, George W. Timmerman, Jr. and J. Bruce Fisher, Sr.; and an uncle, James B. Fisher, Jr. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 7 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel. A service will be held on Tuesday, May 8, at 4:00 pm at Chapin United Methodist Church with Pastor Jody Flowers officiating, followed by a graveside service and burial at Salem United Methodist Church In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chapin United Methodist Church Missions Fund. caughmanharman funeralhome.net The State, May 7, 2012

Columbus Paul Dorn, son of Juliette (Judy) PORET and Columbus Workman Dorn of the Henry Ouzts Line, husband of Carolyn BLACK Fields Dorn

AUGUSTA GA - Mr. Columbus Paul Dorn, 65, beloved husband of Mrs. Carolyn Black Dorn, entered into rest on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Platt's Crawford Ave. Chapel with the Rev. Jacek Szuster officiating. A native of Alexandria LA, Mr. Dorn retired as a Nursing Assistant with the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Uptown Division. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of The Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity. Additional survivors include a son, John Paul Dorn; a daughter, Juanita Nicole Dorn Sanders and husband, Arthur Lee III.; a step son, James M. Fields, Jr.; a sister, Sylvia Bonita Dorn Henry and husband, Harlan; five grandchildren, Brittany Amber Dorn, Brandon Austin Dorn, Brianna Autumn Dorn, Dana Ashlyn Dorn and Alexander Hoppmann; a cousin, James Dorn and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Please sign the guestbook and send condolences to the family at www.plattsfuneralhome.com. Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave, Augusta GA. 30904 706-733-3636. Published in The Augusta Chronicle on May 2, 2012

Samuel Goodman (Sam) Smith, Jr., Rev., son of Temperance Magdalene (Tempie) OUZTS and Samuel Goodman (Sam) Smith, Sr. of the Peter Ouzts II Line, husband of Patricia Joyce GILES Smith

NINETY SIX - Rev. Sam Goodman Smith, Jr., 65, of 219 Eddy Road, husband of Patricia Giles Smith, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at his home.  Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Sam G. Smith, Sr. and Tempie Ouzts Smith. Sam was a U.S. Navy veteran and received his GED in March of 2010. He was the Associate Pastor and Treasurer of Ninety Six Church of God of Prophecy and a former Pastor of Newberry Church of God of Prophecy.  Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home, are four children, Tempie (Roger) Gilmer of Abbeville, Tricia (Roy) Pollard, Lee (Ken) Stargel and Frances "Sam" (Johnny) Gault, all of Ninety Six; a sister, Essie (Harold) Francis of Ninety Six; grandchildren, Cristy Carter, Shane Stargel, Brittany Stargel, Adam Pollard, Kayla Gilmer, Joshua Pollard, K.J. Stargel, Jacob Gilmer, Braedon Gilmer; and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter "Buck" Smith and by a sister, Mary Wynn.  Services will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Ninety Six Church of God of Prophecy, with Pastor Cindy Echols and Rev. Bobby Wynn officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Roger Gilmer, Roy Pollard, III, Ken Stargel, Johnny Gault, Shane Stargel, Adam Pollard, Joshua Pollard, K.J. Stargel and Ronnie Wynn.  The family will receive friends at the Harley Funeral Home on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646. The family is at the home.  Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

Charles Wayne (Charlie) Goff, son of Martha Emma (Mattie Emmie) FORREST and Charles Clarence (Charlie) Goff of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Faye GUNNELLS Goff

Charles Wayne "Charlie" Goff, 67, resident of 103 Gary Court, husband of Faye Gunnells Goff, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Hospice House. Born in Aiken, October 25, 1944, he was a son of the late Charlie Clarence and Mattie Emmie Forrest Goff. Mr. Goff retired from Flexible Technologies, Inc. in 2007, after forty-three years service. He was an avid fisherman and loved to watch Carolina Panthers and Clemson football with his grandchildren. He attended South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he was a member of the Sanctuary Sunday School Class. Surviving, in addition to his wife of forty-eight years of the home, are three daughters, Kim G. Stackhouse and husband Brett, Kelley Goff Boyd and Kristi G. King and husband Casey, all of Greenwood; six grandchildren, who affectionately called him "Pop," Hunter Goff, raised in the home, Justin Stackhouse of Clemson, Lindsey Stackhouse, Kaitlyn Irwin, Haylee King and Emily King, all of Greenwood; two sisters, Joann Smith and husband Bob of Waxhaw NC, and Alice Blackmon and husband Bobby of Saluda. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Terry Bailey, Bishop Ray Boggs and Rev. William F. Waters officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jerry Barks, Marty Sullivan, Jerry Fuller, Dale Boyd, James Burton and Gene Burton. Honorary escort will be former co-workers at Flexible Technologies, both working and retired, along with Judy Robinson and Renda McCurry. The family will receive friends Thursday at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. and at other times at the home, 103 Gary Court in Greenwood.  Flowers will be accepted; however, those desiring may make memorials to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box C, Greenwood, SC 29648. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.  Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Goff family.  Index-Journal. April 26, 2012

Frances WORTHY Timmerman, widow of James Carlton Timmerman of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of  Leila PRICE and Robert M. (Rob) Worthy

STANLEY (NC) - Frances Worthy Timmerman, 85, of 110 West Buckoak Street, died April 24, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Chester SC; daughter of the late Rob and Leila Price Worthy. She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Thompson and her husband of 63 years James Carlton Timmerman. She was employed with B B & T bank in Cramerton and attended the Lowell Church of God.  Survivors include two daughters, Linda Crisp and husband Dean of Hendersonville, Carla T. Goodnight and husband Buddy of Fuquay-Varina; three grandchildren, Brian Crisp of Raleigh, Chad Goodnight and wife Mallory of Fuquay-Varina, Courtney Cattaneo and husband Tony of Fuquay-Varina; two great-grandchildren, Graysen and Ethan Goodnight of Fuquay-Varina; a sister, Dorothy Presson of Charlotte; three sisters-in-law, Jeanette Timmerman of Lincolnton, Narvis Patterson and husband Marvin of Anderson SC, Gelena Dawes and husband James of Stanley; a brother-in-law, Ben Timmerman and wife Barbara of Myrtle Beach SC, and her caretaker Renee Hart. Funeral service conducted by the Revs. Joe Heffner and Eric Dawes will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Lowell Church of God, 804 West First St., Lowell. Interment will follow in Gaston Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is in charge of the arrangements. From Gaston Gazette (Gastonia NC).

Oscar Newton Sanders, husband of Myra Eugenia OUZTS of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, son of  Hattie Jane SPIVA and John Andy Sanders

September 17, 1933 - April 22, 2012 - ANDERSON, SC - Oscar N. Sanders, age 78, of 2301 Bellview Road, died on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at AnMed Health Medical Center. Born in Seneca SC, he was the son of the late John A. Sanders and the late Hattie Spiva Sanders. For 53 years, he was married to his beloved wife, Myra Ouzts Sanders of the residence. Mr. Sanders was the owner and operator of Sanders Body Shop in Anderson. He was a member of Nell Townsend Presbyterian Church, where he served in the office of Elder. In his spare time he was a collector of antique engines which brought him and others much enjoyment. Mr. Sanders was very proud of his service in the US Navy where he served during the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Hancock, CVA-19. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Dr. David Sanders (Kelley) of Gaston SC; a daughter, Jill S. Ashley (Rodney) of Belton; a brother, Charles Sanders of Anderson; three grandchildren, Tori, Taylor and Christopher; a brother-in-law, Dr. Dan T. Ouzts of Mt. Pleasant SC, and a special nephew, Andrew Ouzts of Clemson. In addition to his parents, Oscar was preceded in death by a brother, Dillard Sanders. A funeral service celebrating the life of Mr. Sanders will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 11 AM in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, with Rev. Jack Arnold officiating. Interment will follow at Melrose Cemetery in Abbeville. The family is at the residence and will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 6 PM until 8 PM. Contributions in memory of Mr. Sanders may be made to the Nell Townsend Presbyterian Church, 1601 West End Avenue, Anderson SC 29625. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com. The McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Anderson.

Gail ELLIOTT Bledsoe, daughter of Essie Mae MEREDITH and Lewis James Elliott of the Henry Ouzts Line, wife of  John Carroll Bledsoe

Gail Elliott Bledsoe, 64, resident of 104 Sylvan Road, wife of John Carroll Bledsoe, died April 19, 2012 at Hospice House. Born in Townville on May 22, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Essie Mae Meredith Elliott. She was retired from Monsanto/Solutia. Mrs. Bledsoe attended St. Mark United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are two sons, Rick and wife Kristi Bledsoe of Ninety Six and Scott and wife Lisa Bledsoe of Greenwood; two daughter, Cindy and husband Derick Stephenson of St. Simon Island GA and Kelly and husband Tim Gere of Carmichael CA; two sisters, Judy and husband Kirk Alexander of Greenwood and Lorene Florence of Cross Hill; seven grandchildren, Evan Bledsoe, Emily Bledsoe, Melody Gere, Meredith Bledsoe, April Stephenson, Kai Gere and Drake Stephenson; a beloved niece Rhonda Moody and her beloved dog, "GG". Private cryptside services will be in the Greenwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Rev. Barrett Alewine officiating. The family is at the home on Sylvan Road. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646, or the Humane Society of Greenwood, P.O. Box 49776, Greenwood SC 29649, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1741, Greenwood SC 29648.

Rufus Abner May, Jr., son of Jessie L. HALL and Rufus Abner May, Sr. of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, husband of  Mary Frances WILLIAMS and Edna Louise WILKERSON

Rufus Abner May, Sr., resident of 117 Orchard Park Drive, husband of Edna Wilkerson Parks-May, died April 17, 2012 at Hospice House. Born in Greenwood County, April 22, 1919, he was a son of the late Rufus A. and Jessica Hall May Lowe. He was a graduate of Hillsbourgh High School in Tampa FL, a US Navy Veteran of World War II and retired from the Commissioners of Public Works in Greenwood. Mr. May was a member, former Deacon and Sunday school teacher at South Main Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife of Greenwood are a daughter, Barbara May Craven and husband Norman of Orangeburg and a son, Rufus A. May, Jr. and wife Miriam of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Deryl Craven Vassey and husband Brian of Bonaire GA, Norman Craven, Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Clinton, Mark Wise and wife Cindy of North Augusta, Nickolas May and fiancé Jessalyn Barnes of Charlotte NC and Alexandria May of Columbia; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara May Burkett of Cary NC; three step-children, William Lamar Parks, Jr. of Albany GA, Lana Parks Martin of Minot ND and Lisa Parks Ferrell of Cary NC; seven step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Diane May Smith. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:30 PM Sunday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ryan Eklund officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Abbeville. Pallbearers will be Norman Craven, Jr., Johnny Wise, Brian Vassey, Mark Wise, Nickolas May and Lamar Parks. The family is at the home on Orchard Park Drive and at the home Rufus May, Jr., 113 Colonial Drive in Greenwood and will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:30 to 4:30 Sunday afternoon. Memorials may be made to South Main Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 1093, Greenwood SC 29648 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood SC 29646.

Zefare (Zep) OUZTS Hall, daughter of Nellie May ROPER and William Edgar (Willie) Ouzts of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, widow of  Clifton Elmer (Crip) Hall

IRMO - Funeral service for Zefare "Zep" Ouzts Hall, 90, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Earlewood Baptist Church, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Mrs. Hall died peacefully on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Born in Edgefield County, she was a daughter of the late William Edgar and Nellie Roper Ouzts. Three weeks after graduating from Johnston High School, Zep married her childhood sweetheart, Elmer Hall. After moving to Columbia they became longtime members of Earlewood Baptist Church where she served as W.M.U president, Vacation Bible School Director and Church Hostess. She was a member of Eastern Star, Columbia Chapter No. 59, and a charter member of the SCE&G Electrical Distribution Department's Women's Auxiliary. She worked as an inspector with General Electric in Irmo. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifton Elmer Hall; brothers, Edgar, Roper, Walter Ouzts; sisters, Buna Beaudrot, Mary Crout, Lila Satcher, and Cissie Lewis Meggs. Surviving are her sons, Walter E. Hall (Ann) of Chapin, Kenneth E. Hall (Deborah) of West Columbia; five grandchildren, Jill King, Kenneth E. Hall Jr., Amy Heger, Rebecca Merrick, Clifton W. Hall; sister, Dorothy McLauren (John) of Bethune; 12 great-grandchildren and dozens of nieces and nephews. Zep was a loving and caring person who embraced life fully and with a strong determination. She was driven each day by her motto "I will go through this day with a happy heart". Forever young at heart, she shared her excitement for life with others and liked to pay compliments and make people smile. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends and all those whose lives she touched in her long and remarkable life. The family would like to thank her caregivers in the Cana Unit at Heritage at Lowman and Lutheran Hospice. Memorials may be made to Earlewood Baptist Church, 2930 River Drive, Columbia SC 29201. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com   Published in The State on April 18, 2012

Clyde Ernest Kelley, widower of Willie Elaine TIMMERMAN of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, son of  Pearl Melissa WINCHESTER and Lewis Ernest Kelley

Virginia Beach - Clyde E. Kelley, Sr. passed away early Easter morning at Sentara Nursing Center in Barco NC. Mr. Kelley was born in Pickens County SC on October 21, 1922. He is predeceased by his wife Elaine Timmerman Kelley.  Mr. Kelley lived in the Churchland and Kempsville areas of Hampton Roads prior to retiring to Burkeville VA. He later moved to southeast North Carolina to be closer to family. He honorably served our country during World War II in the armored tank division in the European theater under General Patton. He was a member of the Walden Masonic Lodge #274 in Greenville SC for over sixty years. Survivors include his four children, Clyde E. Kelley, Jr. of Dallas TX; Susan Cooper of Moyock NC; Grayce Carter of Virginia Beach; Gary Kelley of Chesapeake VA; six grandchildren; Brad Kelley, Kim Kelley, John Kelley, Kelley Carter, Rob Kelley, and Hunter Carter; and one great granddaughter Quinn Kelley. He is also survived by his brother, Hal Kelley of Live Oak FL. Funeral service will be held on 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 at the Chapel of Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home, 200 West Carolina Avenue, Crewe, with interment in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Rice. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Clyde Kelley can be made to Mission Himpossible Kempsville Baptist Church, 5204 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach VA 23462. Arrangements are in the care of Jennings-McMillian Funeral Home.

Cecile Irene COOK Culbertson DeVore, daughter of Eva Daisy ADAMS and Jacob Franklin Cook of the Isaac Ouzts Line, widow of  George Clayton DeVore and former wife of Grover Hughey Culbertson

4/8/2012 - Greenwood SC - Irene Cook Culbertson Devore, 83, of 414 Lanham Street, widow of George Clayton Devore, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012 at Hospice House.  Born in Callison, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Franklin Cook and Daisy Adams Cook. Irene was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the Mary P. Ouzts Chapter No. 1 of the Order of the Eastern Star where she was Past Matron. She was a member of Emerald Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, G. Randy Culbertson and George F. "Bubba" Culbertson, both of Greenwood; two stepsons, Vernon Clayton Devore of Greenwood and Jody W. Devore of Spartanburg; a brother, J. P. Cook of Greenwood; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Emerald Baptist Church with the Rev. Curt Edison and Rev. Graham Culbertson officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Andrew Cook, Dennis Cook, Ronnie Cook, Allison McDaniel, Ward Bice and Charles McElroy. Honorary escort will be the members of her Sunday school class. The family will receive friends on Monday at the church from 1:30 to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emerald Baptist Church, 101 East Laurel Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29649. The family is at the home of her son, Randy Culbertson, 115 Woodcrest Street, Greenwood, SC. Harley Funeral Home & Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.

Lisa PARTAIN Cook, wife of  Andrew Frank Cook of the Isaac Ouzts Line, daughter of Alma BRUCE and Melvin R. Partain

Lisa Partain Cook, 50, resident of 2518 Kateway, wife of Andrew Frank Cook, died April 2, 2012 at her home. Born in Spartanburg County, June 22, 1961, she was a daughter of Alma Bruce Partain and the late Melvin R. Partain. She was a graduate of James F. Byrnes High School, Duncan SC, and was a member of Bold Spring Baptist Church. Lisa was a homemaker and a loving wife and mother. Surviving, in addition to her husband of the home and mother of Duncan, are two daughters, Kaci Nicole Hicks of Pageland and Kristen Ashley Jackson of Lancaster; a sister, Paula Nicholson and husband Billy of Duncan; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 Wednesday at Bold Spring Baptist Church, with Rev. Chuck Keller and Rev. Howard Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of the Epworth-Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department. Honorary escort will be the Deacons of Bold Spring Baptist Church. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 2 Wednesday. The family is at the home and will receive friends at the church from 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon. Memorials may be made to Bold Spring Baptist Church, 2806 Callison Hwy., Bradley SC 29819. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Cook family.

Avis Faye PERRY McCary, widow of Benjamin Leroy McCary of the George Ouzts Line, daughter of Velma Inez TEMPLES and Will Daniel Perry

SALUDA - Avis Faye Perry McCary, 74, widow of Benjamin Leroy "Hoss" McCary, died Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Saluda Nursing Center. Born in Saluda County, she was the daughter of the late Will Daniel and Velma Inez Temples Perry. She was a homemaker and member of Sardis Baptist Church and she was a member of the Women's Widow Ministry at Saluda Nursing Center. Mrs. Perry is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Terrie and Darrell Rodgers of Saluda; two sons and daughters-in-law, Carroll and Sandra McCary and Darrell and Minnie McCary all of Saluda; two sisters, Betty Storey of Ridge Spring and Darlene (Edsel) Thomas of Johnston; five grandchildren, Brandon McCary, Justin McCary, Lachelle Rodgers, Matthew McCary and Jacob McCary and one great grandson, Tyler McCary. Mrs. Perry was preceded in death by two brothers, Dalton and C.A. "Tommy" Perry and a sister Freeda P. Redd. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Ramey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronald Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. The family is at the home of Darrell and Minnie McCary, 430 Larkin Rice Rd, Saluda SC and will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Monday evening at Ramey Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Saluda Nursing Center, P.O. Box 398, Saluda SC 29138, Open Bible Church, 104 Dixie Dr., Saluda SC 29138 or to the charity of one's choice. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Saluda Nursing Center for their loving and devoted care.

Mary Elsie WELLS Sprouse, daughter Hilda OUZTS and  Albert Twiggs Wells of the George Ouzts Line, widow of Lester Tullis Sprouse

Mary Elsie Wells Sprouse, 89, of NHC of Greenwood, formerly of 617 Cedar Springs Road, Bradley, widow of Lester T. Sprouse, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Hospice House. Born in Greenwood, she was the daughter of the late Albert Twiggs and Hilda Ouzts Wells. Mary Elsie retired from Park Davis and was a member of First Mt. Mariah Baptist Church where she was in the WMU and a member of the TEL Sunday School Class. Surviving are two sons, James Sprouse and his wife Shirley of Bradley and Stanley Sprouse and his wife Barbara of Greenwood; a daughter, Ann Scott Rodgers and her husband Larry of Greenwood; a brother, Horace Wells of Greenwood; twelve grandchildren; and a number of great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Joel M. Sprouse; three sisters; and three brothers. Pallbearers will be Tim Sprouse, Schanen Sprouse, Travis Scott, Shane Sprouse, Ben Sprouse and Josh Rodgers. Honorary escort will be the members of the TEL Sunday School Class. Memorials may be made to Hospice House, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646. The family is at the home of her son Stanley Sprouse, 110 Sherard Road, Greenwood SC.

Patsy Sybil OUZTS Lollis, daughter Mary Magdalene ASHLEY and  Henry Winfred (Dag) Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line, widower of Jimmy Dale Lollis

Hodges SC - Patsy Ouzts Lollis, 64, of 6126 Hwy. 25 N., widow of Jimmy D. Lollis died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Self Regional Healthcare.  She was born in Abbeville County, a daughter of Mary Ashley Ouzts of Donalds and the late Henry Winfred Ouzts. She attended Hodges Church of God and was retired from F.L. Aerospace.  Surviving in addition to her mother are three daughters: Jimmie Gail Ross of Waterloo, Cherry Ann Taylor of Donalds, Toni Renee' Landreth of Chesnee; two brothers,  Stanley E. Ouzts of Anderson, Roger W. Ouzts of Belton; two sisters, Roxie Diane Ashley of Belton,  Debbie Moore of Hodges, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be held at 2PM Friday March 16, 2012 at Parker-White Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Caldwell officiating. Burial will follow in Oakbrook Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm Thursday at Parker-White Funeral Home. The family is at the home. Online condolences may be made to www.parkerwhitepruitt.com. The Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail - Thursday - March 15, 2012.

Grady Cole Tarlton, husband of Donna Kay PERRY of the George Ouzts Line, son of Flora POSTON and Lester Tarlton

SALUDA SC - Grady Cole Tarlton, 73, of 129 Redbud Lane, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at his residence. Born in Chesterfield County, he was a son of the late Lester Tarlton and Flora Poston Tarlton.  Mr. Tarlton served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Georgia Pacific. He was a member of Pine Pleasant Church. Surviving are his wife, Donna Tarlton, a daughter, Amanda M. Tarlton, two sons, Jason Cole Tarlton and Bryan P. Tarlton, three grandsons and two granddaughters. He was predeceased by three brothers, Lester Tarlton, Ted Tarlton and Silvester "Bo" Tarlton, and two sisters, Sara Tarlton Johnson and Vera Tarlton Stevens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Ramey Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012, in the Ramey Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Burton Campbell and Rev. Larry Duncan officiating. Interment will follow in West Travis Park Cemetery.

Margaret Belle TANKERSLEY Kenrick, wife of Warren Eugene (Gene) Kenrick of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, daughter of Irene Bobo and Robert J. Tankersley

North Augusta SC - Mrs. Margaret Belle Tankersley Kenrick, 75, wife of the late Warren E. Kenrick, entered into rest on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at National Healthcare. Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 First Baptist Church of North Augusta with Rev. Mark Owens and Rev. Roy Kiser officiating. Interment will follow in Pineview Memorial Park. Mrs. Kenrick was born June 11, 1936, in Augusta GA. She was the only child of Robert J. and Irene Bobo Tankersley. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and taught Home Economics in North Augusta schools for 31 years. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta since 1960, where she was involved in many church activities. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling in the motor home to the beach and Clemson football games. Survivors include two sons, Steve Kenrick and his wife Suzanne and Greg Kenrick and his wife Kim, all of North Augusta, SC; nine grandchildren, who called her Mer, Caroline Kenrick, Kyle Kenrick and his wife Sarah, Justin Kenrick, Chase Watkins, Shelby Kenrick, Kelsey Kenrick, Shane Kenrick and Ansley Kenrick; a sister-in-law, Frances Kenrick Case and her four daughters; and several first cousins. Pallbearers will be Kyle Kenrick, Justin Kenrick, Chase Watkins, Gene Jennings, Jacob Jones, and Steve Johnston. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of North Augusta Missions Fund, 625 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta SC 29841. Please visit the online register at www.rowlandfuneral home.com Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Augusta Chronicle

Willie Francis (Coot) Ouzts, son of Minnie Pearl TAYLOR and James Earl Ouzts of the Henry Ouzts Line and husband of Agnes L. CHANDLER Ouzts and Patricia SHELTON Ouzts

Gibsland LA - Mr. Willie F. (Coot) Ouzts passed away on Friday, March 2nd at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Bossier after a brief illness. Mr. Ouzts was a native and lifelong resident of Gibsland, born on May 21st, 1923 to his James Eldred and Minnie Pearl Ouzts. Mr. Ouzts is preceded in death by parents, and brothers Egan T. James Earl and John T Ouzts; Sisters Beatrice Ouzts Peterson, Mattie Doris Ouzts Holloway, Step-son, Jack Adair, and granddaughter Dana Adair. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia Ouzts; sister Myrle Ouzts Moon, Longview TX; Son James W. Ouzts and wife Judy of Woodland Park CO, daughter Dorothy Jean Tilley and husband Gary of Shreveport, and Step daughter Linda Gregg of Baton Rouge; Grandchildren Carey Ouzts and wife Allison; Cathy Ouzts Cox and husband William; Cory Tilley; John Adair; Brian Gregg; Katy Tullos and husband Scott; Step-granddaughter Staci Schroeder and husband Chris. Great grandchildren; Chad Ouzts, Ruth Ouzts, Cade Ouzts, William Cox IV, Connor Cox, Cole Cox, Morgan Gregg and Karlee Adair. Mr. Ouzts was a WWII veteran who served in the European Theater and received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat in France. He was also a retired employee of the LA dept of highways. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the medical staff of the Minden Medical Center, and the Northwest LA War Veterans Home for their compassion and professional care during Mr. Ouzts' illness. Visitation will be Sunday, March 4th at Rose Neath Funeral home in Arcadia, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and services will be conducted at the Arcadia Rose Neath Chapel on Monday at 2:00 P.M. with burial in the Mt Lebanon Cemetery. The family requests that those who wish may make memorial contributions to a charity of their choice or a Veterans organization of their choice instead of flowers. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Arcadia Chapel.  Shreveport Times March 5, 2012

Elizabeth Hope WELLS, daughter of Heather Chere' HORNE of the Peter Ouzts II Line and Christopher Perry Weeks

Elizabeth Hope Weeks, 2-year-old daughter of Christopher Perry Weeks and Heather Cheri Horne, resident of 223 Jebosha Drive, went to be with Jesus on Feb. 27, 2012, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Greenwood on Feb. 26, 2010, and attended Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to her parents of the home, are grandparents, Frank and Sue Horne of Greenwood, Gail Craft Newman and Billy Newman of Charleston, Robert Van Weeks and Lisa Shirley Reece of Hodges; great-grandparents, Dwain and Jackie Foster Waldron, Paul and Eunice Horne, Robert Larry Weeks, all of Greenwood, Dannie Sanders of Due West and Margaret and Waymond Cockrell of Newberry; great-great-grandmother, "Me-Maw" Florence Fountain; special aunts and their friends, "Sue-Sue" Audrey Dorn (David Riley) and "Jen-Jen" Jennifer Dorn (Kevin Gillion); aunts and uncles, Nicole and Joe Pavlicek, Amber and Milton Self, Summer LeCrone, R.J. Reece, Jr.; great-aunts and great-uncles, Ruth and Wes Willimon, Tracy and Bob Davis, Jimmy and Tammy Sanders, Robert and Brenda Lightsey, Larry Lightsey, Sandi and Russell Zehr, Gail VanHoy, Bret and Lynn Waldron, Larry and Michelle Weeks, Clint Weeks, Carman and Laynel Meredith, Ed and Jose Horne, Kathy Sullivan, Dr. Kevin and Tonya O'Kelly and Scot Horne; cousins, Eli and Madie Pavlicek, Greyson Self, Jackson and Kennedy Zehr, Samantha VanHoy, Andrew Waldron, Nick Meredith, Samantha Weeks, Brittney Weeks and Mason Weeks. She was predeceased by her great-grandfather James Sanders. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. Kevin Hembree, Rev. Bob Davis and Rev. Randy McAlister officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be R.J. Reece, Greg Cooper, Jamie Davis and Wesley Willimon. The family is at the home of Dwain and Jackie Waldron, 113 Kenilworth Drive in Canterbury Subdivision and will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 6 to 8 Wednesday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the account of Hope Weeks, c/o Blyth Funeral Home, PO Box 6, Greenwood SC 29648. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Weeks family.

Nancy POWELL McDowell, wife of Rev. Gilbert W. McDowell of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell and daughter of Ellie STONE and Earl Russell McDowell

SANFORD NC - Nancy Powell McDowell, 80, of Sanford, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at her home. Mrs. McDowell was born in Honea Path SC, to the late Earl Russell Powell and Ellie Stone Powell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Earl Thomas Powell and a grandson Mark Russell McDowell. She was a substitute school teacher. Mrs. McDowell was a member at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church and taught the Junior Boys in Sunday School, the Hattie Faulk Sunday School Class, the intermediate girls Bible School, GA Leader, President of Baptist Women, member of the Sanctuary Choir, a facilitator of the Blind and Visual Handicapped at the Enrichment Center, President of Jonesboro Book Guild and President of the Quail Ridge Golf League. Surviving relatives: her husband, Rev. Gilbert W. McDowell of the home; three sons, Steve McDowell and wife Tanya of Cary, Stan McDowell and wife Karen of McAdenville NC, and Bert McDowell and wife Mary Lynn of Cumming, GA; sisters, Betty Sue Thornton of Aiken SC, and Frances Markham of Roseman NC; and four grandchildren, Maggy McDowell, Ashley Petrilyak, Zachary McDowell and Joseph McDowell. The family received friends Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church in McDowell Hall. The family requests donations be made to Jonesboro Heights Building Fund, 316 W. Main St., Sanford NC 27332 or Community Home Care and Hospice, 1836 Doctors Dr., Sanford NC 27330. The funeral will be Tuesday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m. at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church, with Dr. Mark Gaskins presiding. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

Carl Richard (Rich) Whittle, Jr., son of Valarie RUTLAND and Carl Richard Whittle, Sr. of the Michael Ouzts Line, husband of Elizabeth Ann (Liz) GLASSFORD Whittle

Grand Prairie TX - Carl Richard "Rich" Whittle passed away unexpectedly on February 14, 2012. Rich was born on September 2, 1951 in Aiken SC. He grew up with and is survived by two loving siblings, Don (he went by Donnie in high school) Whittle (wife Pam) and Nona Kelsey (husband Bill). Rich graduated from Sewanee University before serving in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam conflict. He worked as an accountant in Grand Prairie before he found his life's vocation as an educator. Rich enjoyed teaching special needs youth. In recent years, he enjoyed coin collecting, swimming, and spoiling his favorite daughter, his dog Sara. Rich was a family man, who loved and is survived by wife Elizabeth Whittle, and daughters Mary-Elizabeth and Dixie. He had a wry sense of humor, enjoyed watching professional baseball, and playing cards-especially bridge. Services will be at First United Methodist Church of Grand Prairie, in Baker Chapel on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 10 a.m.  Arrangements under the direction of Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, Grand Prairie TX.  Published in Dallas Morning News on February 18, 2012.

Emma Mae RUSH Deal, daughter of Salena Jane (Janie) CORLEY and Seaborn Stalnaker Rush of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, widow of David Frank Deal

Emma Mae Rush Deal, 96, resident of Sterling House and formerly of Troy, widow of David Frank Deal, entered into eternal rest February 15, 2012 at Hospice House. Born in Greenwood County, October 7, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Seaborn S. and Janie Corley Rush. A graduate of
Hibler High School, McCormick County, Mrs. Deal retired from Park Seed Co. in 1990, after 50 years of service. She was a devoted member of Troy Baptist Church for 71 years, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, substitute pianist and was a member and past president of the WMU of the church. Surviving are a daughter, Benzie Witt-Donnald and husband Floyd; a grandson, Brian C. Witt and wife Jana and great-grandson, Grant T. Witt, all of Greenwood; a sister, Mamie R. Rambo of Greenwood; two brothers, Walter W. Rush of Greenwood and Rev. Dr. Wilbur J. Rush of Woodruff. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. James Davis officiating. A private family burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Joey Langley, Jasper Rush, Jack Jennings, Patrick Koone and Walter Beauford. Honorary escort will be Retirees of Park Seed Co. and members of Troy Baptist Church. Family members are at their respective homes and will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 Friday morning. The family requests that memorials be made to Troy Baptist Church, PO Box 65, Troy SC 29848 or HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood SC 29646. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Deal family.

Randall Lavern Perry, son of Doris Vivian McCARY and Maxcy Brooks Perry of the George Ouzts Line, husband of Kathy PANNELL

SALUDA - Randall Lavern Perry, 59, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012.  Born in Greenwood County, he was the son of Doris Perry and the late Maxcy Perry. Surviving are his wife, Kathy Pannell Perry; sons, Stephen Lavern (Kristie) Perry of Florence SC, and Shaun Brooks Perry of Saluda; a daughter, Crystal Perry (Allen) Rodgers of Saluda; four grandchildren; his mother, Doris McCary Perry of Saluda; a brother, Mike Perry of Ninety Six, SC; sisters, Joyce P. Rude and Donna P. Tarlton of Saluda, Wanda Perry and Rhonda P. Cockrell of Ninety Six SC. He was predeceased by his father, Maxcy Brooks Perry and eldest sister, Maxine P. Bledsoe. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening at Ramey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Richland Springs Baptist Church, with Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Interment will follow in West Travis Park Cemetery.

Lola Jean STIEFEL Chambers, daughter of Hattie Eugenia (Jean) GINGREY and Henry Petty Stiefel of the Henry Ouzts Line, wife of  Thomas Robert (Bobby) Chambers

CLEBURNE TX - Graveside services for Lola Jean Stiefel Chambers, 63, of Cleburne TX will be conducted during Mothers Day weekend in the Pineview Memorial Park in North Augusta SC. Ms. Chambers was called home to meet the Lord on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 in Ft. Worth. She was born Dec. 7, 1948 in Augusta GA to Henry Petty and Jean Gingrey Stiefel. She was retired from the Comanche Peak Power Plant in Glen Rose TX with 20 years of service. Survivors include her daughters, Sherry Lynn Griffith and husband Travis and Carol Shannon DuFour and son, Shawn Christopher Chambers, all of Cleburne TX; son-in-law, Richard A. DuFour, Jr. of Big Point MS; granddaughters, Melissa Dawn Tetts, Meaghen Rose Tetts, Emily Kate Griffith and Kayla Alexander Griffith and one brother, David Stiefel and wife Sharon of Orange Park FL; three nieces, Pam Bennett and her children, Lauren, Chase and Tyler Bennett, Diane Burnette and her husband Barry and their children, Kyle, Ryan and Zachary Burnette and Gloria Osteen and her husband Gordon and her son, Alexander Seigrist. She was preceded in death by her parents and also waiting to receive her is her infant brother. You may sign guestbook, view photo and obituary at www.cpcleburne.com. Published in The Augusta Chronicle on May 10, 2012.

Garvin Wilson McGee, son of Corrie Lou DORN and Guy Wilson McGee of the Benjamin Ouzts Line, husband of Shelba Waddeta OSWALD

SALUDA - Garvin Wilson McGee, 77, of 497 Butler Road, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Born in Saluda County, a son of the late Guy Wilson and Corrie Lou Dorn McGee, he was the husband of Shelba Oswald McGee. Mr. McGee was owner of McGee's Construction Company and was a former owner of Starvin Garvin. He was a member of Saluda Church of God. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Shelba Oswald McGee of the home, a son, Russell W. McGee of Saluda, a daughter, Charisse (Rodger) Thompson of Saluda, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three sisters, Jolene Hallman of West Columbia, Patricia Matthews of Leesville, and Barbara Goff of Fayetteville NC.  He was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Wilson McGee. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2012, at Ramey Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Charles Houston officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Boy's Farm, P.O. Box 713, Newberry SC 29108, Saluda Church of God, 201 S. Jennings St., Saluda SC 29138 or to SCOA Cares Foundation, c/o Mederith Anderson, P.O. Box 2046, West Columbia SC 29171.

Warren Eugene (Gene) Kenrick, son of Louise BUSSEY and Oscar Franklin (Frank) Kenrick of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line, husband of Margaret Belle TANKERSLEY

NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Warren E. Kenrick, 79, husband of Margaret T. Kenrick, of Flintlock Drive, entered into rest on Sunday, February 12, 2012, at University Hospital. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2012, First Baptist Church of North Augusta with Rev. Gene Jennings, Rev. Mark Owens and Rev. Roy Kiser officiating. Interment will follow in Pineview Memorial Park. Mr. Kenrick was born November 1, 1932, in Edgefield County, the son of the late O. Frank and Louise Bussey Kenrick. He was a graduate of Presbyterian College with a degree in Finance. He spent many years in banking, but retired from SRS. He was active in several civic organizations and was a deacon and trustee at First Baptist Church of North Augusta. He and Margaret enjoyed travels in their motor home, especially as Clemson Tiger fans and members of IPTAY. Additional survivors include two sons, Steve Kenrick and his wife Suzanne and Greg Kenrick and his wife Kim, all of North Augusta SC; one sister, Frances Case of West Columbia SC; nine grandchildren, Caroline Kenrick, Kyle Kenrick and his wife Sarah, Justin Kenrick, Chase Watkins, Shelby Kenrick, Kelsey Kenrick, Shane Kenrick and Ansley Kenrick; and four nieces. Pallbearers will be Kyle Kenrick, Chase Watkins, Ray Summey, Blair Holladay, Justin Kenrick and Ben Thomas. The family will receive friends at the Kenrick's residence, 8 Flintlock Drive, on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of North Augusta Missions Fund, 625 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta SC 29841. Please visit the online register at www.rowlandfuneralhome.com. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Ruth TEDDER Shoops, daughter of Pearl STEED and John Rubin (Rube) Shoops of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, wife of Charles Winfred Shoops

Mrs. Ruth Tedder Shoops, 88, of Holly Bluff, MS, formerly of Memphis TN, passed away at River Region Hospital in Vicksburg MS, Thursday, February 9, 2012. Visitation will be at Ray Funeral Home Monday, February 13, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Celebration of life service will be at 11:00 am at Ray Funeral Home on Monday, February 13, 2012. Interment will follow services in North Cleveland Cemetery.  Mrs. Shoops was born October 25, 1923 to John Rube Tedder and Pearl Steed Tedder in Boyle MS. She married Charles Winfred Shoops December 23, 1942 in Hernando MS. Mrs. Shoops was a housewife, but worked at an aircraft factory during World War II. She cared for her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Charles Winfred Shoops of Holly Bluff MS, formerly of Memphis TN; daughter, Peggy S. Moody (John L.) of Holly Bluff MS; son, Charles “Sonny” Shoops of Holly Bluff MS; grandchildren, J. L. Moody and James Richard Shoops; great-grandchildren, Haiden Shoops and Kierstyn Shoops; sister, Emma T. Moody of Cleveland MS; and a host of nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, James Albert Tedder.  Memorials may be made to charity of your choice.

Gerald Douglas (Jerry) Bell, husband of Sarah Pat FAULKNER of the Jake Martin Ouzts Line and son of Katherine JONES and Sumter M. Bell, Jr.

NORTH AUGUSTA SC Entered into rest on Monday, February 6, 2012, Mr. Gerald Jerry Douglas Bell, 78, husband of the late Sara Faulkner Bell. He was preceded in death by his sister, Faye Minor. Mr. Bell was born in Bath SC to the late Sumter M. and Katherine Johns Bell. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Bell was a heavy equipment truck driver his entire life and he retired from S & P Grading with 20 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, Nascar racing and baseball. Surviving is his son, Jeffrey Bell, Clearwater SC, his daughter Lisa Weaver (Randy), Appling GA, his step daughter, Deborah Vermillion, Aiken SC; three grandchildren: Jeffrey Bell, Jr., Brandy Vermillion (Jason) and David Vermillion, Jr. and one great grandchild Brody Vermillion. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Johns United Methodist Church, Graniteville SC. Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, US Hwy. # 1, Langley SC (803.593.8778) is assisting the Bell Family. The Augusta Chronicle

Hebron Clark Ouzts, son of Araminta Leona (Mintie) McMANUS and George Napoleon Bonaparte (Bonny) Ouzts of the Abram Ouzts Line and husband of Myrtle Edith LEOPARD of the Elizabeth Ouzts Lowery Line

Hebron Clark Ouzts, 90, of 205 Lowell Street, Ninety Six, husband of Edith Leopard Ouzts, died Friday, February 3, 2012 at Hospice House, Greenwood, SC. Born in Saluda County, he was a son of the late George Napoleon and Mintie McManus Ouzts. He retired from Greenwood Mills, Adams Plant, after 48 years of service, where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was a US Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of Siloam Baptist Church and the Fuller Norris Sunday School Class. Surviving are his wife, Edith, of 63 years; a daughter, Robin Calhoun of Greenwood; two sons, Steve Ouzts and his wife, Cindy, of Columbia, Tim Ouzts and his wife, Pamela, of North Augusta; a brother, Reid Ouzts of Ninety Six; three grandchildren, Anna Ouzts, Erin Ouzts and Carl Ouzts; a great grandchild, Cooper Calhoun. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Chad Calhoun; three brothers, Howard Ouzts, Carroll Ouzts and Herman Ouzts; and a sister, Edith O. Voiselle.

Rudolph Creech (Rudy) Hayes, husband of Mary Leonora BRYAN of the Jacob Ouzts II Line and son of Kathleen CREECH and Walter Anderson Hayes

AUGUSTA GA  - Mr. Rudolph Creech Hayes, Rudy, passed away at the age of 91 on January 29, 2012 with his family at his side. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel at First Baptist Church with Dr. Gregory DeLoach III officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel at First Baptist. Burial will follow at Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Edgefield SC. Mr. Hayes was born to the late Walter Anderson Hayes and Kathleen Hayes Smith on May 23, 1920 in Allendale County SC. He attended school in Old Ellenton, South Carolina. Rudy started working at the age of 12 and never stopped until retirement. Rudy gave up a full academic scholarship to Wofford College to work and help support his mother. He served his country in World War II for 4 years, 4 months and 20 days most all of which was spent overseas. After the war, Rudy worked for General Motors in Ohio and on July 2, 1947, married Mary Bryan from Edgefield SC. Within a year, they moved south to Augusta and Rudy worked as Assistant Chief Accountant for Georgia Pacific for 34 years. Rudy was active with the United Way and the National Association of Accountants while working for Georgia Pacific and a lifetime member of the Augusta Elks Club. Rudy was a member of First Baptist Church of Augusta since the early 1950's and was a member of the Crusader's Class. Rudy retired from Georgia Pacific at the age of 62. After retirement, his years were filled with many days of pleasure, playing golf and bridge, vegetable gardening, fishing and spending time with his family. His family will always remember his moral strength, incredible work ethic and the love he had for his family. Mr. Hayes is survived by Mary Bryan Hayes, his beloved wife of 64 years, his son, Timothy Bryan Hayes of Martinez, and daughter, Cynthia Hayes Plageman of Griffin GA; daughter-in-law, Lisa Dahl Hayes, son-in-law, John Everett Plageman, and grandchildren who affectionately referred to him as Papa - Lindsay Hayes Roulusonis (Bob) – Boston MA, Timothy Bryan Hayes II - Martinez, Jeffrey Scott Plageman (Walker) - San Francisco CA, and John Parker Plageman - Griffin GA.  Rudy's family would also like to extend heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the loving and caring nurses - Terrie, Jo An, Anna, Sherry and Sally - and Chaplain Tom from Trinity Hospice and caregiver, Chevelle, whose love, compassion and support were such a blessing and so comforting for all during Rudy's final days. Members of the Crusader's Class from First Baptist Church of Augusta are asked to serve as honorary pall bearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Trinity Hospice, 2803 Wrightsboro Rd., Suite 38, Augusta GA, 30909-3994, or to First Baptist Church of Augusta. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at: www.thomaspoteet.com  Published in The Augusta Chronicle on January 30, 2012

Ardway Outz, widower of Mary Jane HULSEY and son of Dorah (Dode) OUTZ of the Henry Ouzts Line

Ardway Outz (1924 - 2012) -  Easley SC- Ardway Outz, 87, of 205 Joe's Court, husband of the late Mary Jane Hulsey Outz, passed away Friday January 27, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Hendersonville NC.  Mr. Outz was born in Canon GA, a son of the late Dora Outz.  He was a retired foreman with Brookline Carpets in Greenville, a U.S. Army Veteran of W.W. II and a Baptist.  Surviving are his son, Jack Outz, of Easley; two daughters, Gloria Diane Outz and Chris Custer and her husband, Rudy, both of Easley; a grandchild, Mandy Custer Childress and her husband, Daniel, of Easley; and great-grandchildren, Karah, Cailyn and Micah.  Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road, with the Reverend Robert McDuffie officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Reflection Mausoleum at Robinson Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.  The family is at the home.  Memorials may be made to Golden Living Center, 1510 Hebron Street, Hendersonville NC 28739 or to Four Seasons Hospice, P.O. Box 815, Franklin NC 28744.  Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home - Powdersville Road, which is assisting the family. The Greenville News.

W. Cecil Rhodes, husband of Flossie Amarylis SPENCE of the Henry Ouzts Line, son of Eula WALKER and John W. Rhodes

Augusta GA - September 7, 1927 - January 21, 2012 - Mr. W. C. “Cecil” Rhodes, 84 of Delhi Rd., died Sat., Jan. 21, 2011 at VA Medical Center, Augusta. Mr. Rhodes, son of the late John W. and Eula Walker Rhodes, was born in Lincoln County. He was a 1946 graduate of Tignall High School
and served in the US Army 7th Calvary during WWII. Afterwards, he served in the US Army reserves during the Korean Conflict. He had been a member for over 60 years of both the Carpenters and Joiners Local 283 and the Hiram F&AM Lodge #51 for 60 years. Also, he had been a member of Beulah Baptist Church since 1939. He was preceded in death by siblings, Ellender R. Brown, J. D. Rhodes, Claude E. Rhodes, and Pressley Rhodes . Survivors: Wife: Flossie Amarylis Spence Rhodes Daughters: Ann Rhodes Raborn and husband, Steve of Hephzibah Jean Rhodes Hilliard and husband, Reggie of Dearing, Teeny Rhodes Hussey and husband, Cecil of Bennett NC. Sara Sue Rhodes Hudson of Tignall GA, Brother: Robert L. “Bobby” Rhodes, Augusta, 6 Grandchildren 10 Great grandchildren Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24th at 2 p.m. at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Griffith officiating. Interment with Masonic Rites will follow in the church cemetery . Mr. Rhodes’ nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6pm-8pm on Monday evening at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to VA Hospice, Augusta or Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund.

James Wiley (Jim) Griffeth, Jr., first husband of Carolyn Elaine OUZTS of the Aaron Ouzts Line, son of Grace CRADDICK and James Wiley Griffeth, Sr.

Mr. Jim Griffeth, age 91, of Winder, died Friday, January 20, 2012. A native of Barrow County, he was the son of the late James Wiley Griffeth, Sr. and Grace Graddick Griffeth. Mr. Griffeth graduated from the Georgia School of Technology with a degree in Industrial Management. Accomplishments and memberships at Georgia Tech include, The Anak Society, vice-president of Delta Tan, Delta Student Council, Who's Who American Colleges, 0k0 Senior average in upper 57% of class (Phi Kappa Phi), president's Gold T, honor roll three years with highest average in Industrial Management, Senior Basketball manager 1942, Junior Basketball Manager 1940-1941, Senior Baseball Manager 1941-1942, Junior Baseball Manager, 1940-1941, President Delta-D-Delta, vice president 1941, Secretary 1940-1941, Yellow Jacket Club, Booster Club Secretary, Inter Fraternity Council, 1940-1941, 1941-1942, International Relations Club 1940-1942, Industrial Management Society, "Y" council, 2nd Lieutenant Advanced Military, Bulldog Club declined invitation, Pu Delta Epsilom declined invitation, Blue Print1940-1941m 1941-1942 editorial staff, Yellow Jacket Advisory Board, 1940-1942, Highest average in 125 Students Industrial Management Course. Mr. Griffeth served as a Major in the U. S. Air Force for four years during World War II, was a partner in Ouzts Chevrolet Company from 1947-1958, Owner of Barrow 5-10-25 Store from 1948 – 1958, President and Founder of Flowers by Jim 1973-1998, member of First Christian Church since 1984, Past Deacon & Treasurer of First Presbyterian Church, member of First Methodist Church for 29 years, Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, Administrative Board. Mr. Griffeth was a past vice-president of the Lion's Club and Kiwanis Club, was a director of the Chamber of Commerce, served as Commander of American Legion Post #53, served as President of Winder Touchdown club, he served as a commander of the ninth District American Legion and served on The Board of Education for seven years.  Surviving are: his wife, Betty C. Griffeth of Winder; children, Alison Bruss of Monroe, Debi Jordan of Winder, Jimmy Griffeth of Winder, and Steve Griffeth of Roswell GA; sister, Jerrye Short of Stone Mountain; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  A funeral service was held Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Winder First Christian Church with Rev. Jim Brooks officiating. Interment with Military Honors was at Rose Hill Cemetery.  Carter Funeral Home of Winder was in charge of arrangements. Published in Barrow County News from January 24 to February 24, 2012

Miriam Elizabeth PICKELL Denton Anderson, daughter of Anne Frances FAULKNER of the Martin Luther Ouzts Line and William Rufus Pickell of the John Calvin Ouzts Line, widow of William R. (Buddy) Denton, Jr. and Malcolm Fletcher Anderson, Sr.

CAMDEN - Funeral service to celebrate the life of Miriam Pickell Denton Anderson, 98, of Camden will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January, 19, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Camden with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hancock and Rev. Richard Cameron will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Center. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Anderson's memory to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020.Mrs. Anderson was first married to the late William R. "Buddy" Denton Jr., then later to the late Malcolm Fletcher Anderson Sr., died Monday, January 16, 2012. Born in Greenwood SC, she was a daughter of the late William Rufus and Annie Faulkner Pickell. Mrs. Anderson was a very active member of First Baptist Church for 80+ years and was a retired beautician. Surviving are her sons, Bill Denton (Kate), Andy Denton (Sue), Joe Denton, DVM (Ann); grandchildren, Karen Strayer (Scott), Scott Denton (Carrie), Amy Clark (Joel), Josh Denton (Chesnut) and Mose Denton (Ashley); stepson Mac Anderson Jr., stepdaughter, Janet A. "Jan" Shumate (Tommy); 12 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters and three brothers. On-line condolences may be sent to the Anderson family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Sue (Libby) MOODY Bryan Higgins, former wife of Preston Butler Bryan, Jr. of the George Ouzts Line and John Calhoun Higgins III, daughter of Elizabeth Ann (Lib) Ballentine and Rev. Dr. C. LeGrande Moody

GREENVILLE - Libby Sue Moody Higgins, 57, wife of John Calhoun Higgins III, of 620 Glassy Rock Court, formerly of Greenwood SC, died January 16, 2012 at Hospice of the Piedmont in Greenwood. Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Dr. LeGrande and Elizabeth "Lib" Ann Ballentine Moody. She was retired from Century 21 Citizens Trust Realty Company. She was a graduate of Greenwood High School class of 1972, a former teacher at The Sunshine House in Greenwood, a member of The Million Dollar Realty Club in Gatlinburg TN, and was the Chairman of The Boys and Girls Club in Branson MO. Surviving, in addition to her husband of the home, are her stepmother, Mary Virginia Moody of Florence SC; two sons, Preston B. Bryan III and Brooks L. Bryan, both of Lexington KY; two stepsons, John Tate Higgins of Portland OR, and David William Higgins of Charleston SC; one sister, Fran Moody Brown and husband Dubie of Greenwood; two nephews, Greg Ferguson of Greenwood and Wes Westbrook of Fair Hope AL; and one great-nephew, Nick Ferguson of Greenwood. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Greenwood, with Rev. Barrett Alewine officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. The family will be at the home her sister, Fran Brown at 112 River Birch Ct. The family requests that memorials be made to The Alzheimer's Association Research Foundation, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L, Anderson SC 29621. Online condolences may be made at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com.

Martha (Mattie) DIXON Timmerman Athearn, former wife of James Herlong Timmerman of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line and Fred F. Athearn

Augusta GA - Entered into rest Friday, January 13, 2012, Mrs. Mattie Dixon Athearn, 89, wife of the late James H. Timmerman and Fred F. Athearn. Mrs. Athearn was a native of Bullock County but lived in the Augusta area since 1930. She worked as a checker at Kroger Supermarket. She loved to play the game of golf at Green Meadows where she was a charter member. She enjoyed and won many tournaments. Mrs. Athearn was a member of the American Legion Post 63. Family members include children: Tommy Timmerman (Jackie) Ernie Timmerman (Angie) brother: Jack Dixon, sister: Virgina Woodward, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mrs. Athearn was preceded in death by her daughter: Delores Synder, brother: Glinn Dixon, and sister: Wilma Murphy. The family would like to thank Joan Tritt, Heartland and Alliance Hospice for all their love and care. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 16, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Rev. Phillip Burdette officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Randy, Ricky and Rodney Woodward, Lamar Dixon, Harold Todd, Joe Wright. Memorials contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 1899 Central Ave, Augusta GA 30904. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com Published in the Augusta Chronicle, January 15, 2012.

Robert Luther (Bob) Still, son of Eula Irene CULP and Conway Lamott Still, Sr. of the Elizabeth Ouzts Lowery Line

GREENVILLE - Robert "Bob" Luther Still, 85, died Thursday, January 5, 2012. He was born June 9, 1926 in Rock Hill SC, to the late Conway L. Still, Sr. and Eula Culp Still. He was also predeceased by his brother, Conway L. Still, Jr. Bob is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, the Reverend Doctor James Elliott Still, Sr. and Ann Lewis Still of Greenville SC, and Elizabeth City, NC. In addition, he is also survived by a niece and her husband, April Still Miller and Thomas E. Miller, Jr. of Greenville SC; a nephew and his wife, James Elliott Still, Jr. and Melissa Wilkins Still of Inman, SC; a grandnephew, Thomas James Miller of Greenville SC; and the family dogs he adored. A memorial service and celebration of Bob's life will be on Saturday, January 14, 2012. For service details, please contact April Miller at BobLovesDrive@gmail.com.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Foundation, P.O. Box 17467, Greenville SC 29606. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com. Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.

Sarah DICKERSON Outz Bradley, widow of Luther Charles Outz of the Henry Ouzts Line and Robert Shelby Bradley and daughter of Mamie and W. A. Dickerson

WARNER ROBINS GA - Sara Dickerson Outz Bradley, 87, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. Mrs. Bradley was born on February 1, 1924 in Hartwell GA. A member of Centerville United Methodist Church since 1990, she was active with the Mary Pritchett United Methodist Women's Circle. Sara was retired from Big Star where she worked as a retail clerk. Her husband: R. Shelby Bradley parents, W. A. and Mamie Dickerson, daughter, Martha Taylor, four brothers, one sister, and grandson, Rod Taylor, all preceded her in death. Her memory will forever be treasured by her children: Bill Outz (Wilma), Kathleen, Betty Byrd, Lamar Outz (Marilyn), all of Warner Robins; grandchildren: Wendy Keene, William Outz, Jr., Richard Outz, Becky Taylor, Mark Byrd, Jeff Outz, Kevin Outz, Karen Roberts; great grandchildren: Katie Outz, Noelle Outz, Colin Outz, Lane Outz, Cole Outz, Jessica Keene, Parker Byrd, Caroline and Hailey Roberts; and a number of loving other family members and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, January 11, from 6:00P.M. until 8:00P.M. at McCullough Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00A.M. on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Centerville United Methodist Church. Interment will be Thursday at 3:00P.M. in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Forest Park GA. Flowers may be given or donations may be made to Centerville United Methodist Church, 101 Wilson Drive, Centerville GA 31028. -Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has charge of arrangements.  The Macon Telegraph - January 11, 2012

Frances Henrietta BOWERS, daughter of Mary Ethel RHODES of the Henry Ouzts Line and Ivan Samuel Bowers

NINETY SIX - Henrietta Bowers, 67, of 6222 Highway 178 South, died Friday, December 30, 2011 at her home. Born in Greenwood County, she was the daughter of the late Ivan Samuel Bowers and Mary Ethel Rhodes Bowers. Ms. Bowers graduated from Lander College and later got her master's degree at Clemson University in Elementary Education. She was a teacher for the Ninety Six School District and Bells School in Walterboro, SC. Ms. Bowers taught music, was in many plays, and sang at funerals, weddings, and different civic events. She was of the Methodist Faith. Surviving are one brother, Bill Bowers and his wife, Norma Jean of Greenwood. Also surviving are a number of special nieces and nephews; a number of great-nieces and -nephews; and a number of great-great-nieces and -nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Betsy Leslie. There will be a graveside memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Kinard United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Danny Wiley officiating. Memorials may be made to The Henrietta Bowers Fund, c/o Harley Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 777, Greenwood, SC 29648. Family members are at their respective homes. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harleyfuneralhome.com.

David Russell Cribbs, son of Penelope (Penny) HAWKINS of the Abram Ouzts Line and David Wilcox Cribbs, husband of Heather WATKINS Cribbs

WATERLOO - David Russell Cribbs, 39, resident of 57 Watkins Dr., Waterloo, husband of Heather Watkins Cribbs, died December 30, 2011 of natural causes while hunting in Abbeville County. Born in Greenwood on June 30, 1972, he was a son of Penelope "Penny" Hawkins Cribbs Russo and the late David Wilcox Cribbs. He was a 1990 graduate of Greenwood High School and graduated Piedmont Technical College with an associate degree in welding. Russell was a welder with Cooper Power Systems. He was a member of Emerald Baptist Church, the Young Married Sunday School Class of the church and Ironman Outdoors Ministries. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are his mother and step-father, Bruce Russo of Greenwood; two daughters, Darian Cribbs and Claire Cribbs, both of the home; a brother, Stephen and wife, Kristi Cribbs of Greenwood; and his paternal grandmother, Mary Hawthorne Cribbs of Due West. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curtis Eidson officiating. Burial will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Pinson, Bill Coates, Sam Watkins, Ronnie Johnson, Brandon Rikard, Joey Brewster, Tom Luker and Johnny Magaha. Honorary escort will be all his hunting and fishing buddies. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 Sunday afternoon and will be at the home of his mother and father-in-law, Dave and Billie Watkins, 57 Watkins Drive, next door to their home at all other times. Memorials may be made to Emerald Baptist Church, 110 E. Laurel Avenue, Greenwood SC 29649, or to Ironman Outdoor Ministries, c/o Jim Miles, treasurer, 4 Crescent Lake Court, Blythewood, SC 29016. For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Cribbs family.

Martha Jean HAWKINS Kirkland, daughter of Martha Helen GRIFFITH of the Elizabeth Ouzts Lowery Line and Heyward Hawkins, widow of Johnnie William (J.W.) Kirkland

SALUDA - Martha Jean Kirkland, 67, passed away Monday, December 26, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Hickory Grove Advent Christ Church with interment in church cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Active pallbearers are Marvin Lawson, Mac Satcher, Manard Kroaor, Csaba Szabo, Wade Hawkins and Kevin Hawkins.  Mrs. Kirkland was born in Saluda SC daughter of the late Heyward and Martha Griffith Hawkins. She was married to the late Johnnie William 'J.W.' Kirkland and was a homemaker.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Joe P. (Deborah) Kirkland of Edgefield; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie (Jeffrey) Harmon of Leesville; brothers and sister-in-law, William Hawkins of Simmonville; James (Shirley) Hawkins of Saluda; grandchildren: Dylan Harmon, Colecon Harmon, Scott Harmon, Gideon Kirkland, Patrick Kirkland, Jacob McKeithen and Sierra Beasley; and four great grandchildren.  Milton Shealy Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rev. Joseph Alton Ouzts, Sr., son of Martha Leona (Mattie) DeVORE and Joseph Walter (Joe) Ouzts of the Jacob Ouzts II line, husband of Doris Nell (Jonnie Will) GIBSON

Rev. Joseph Alton Ouzts, Sr., 88, resident of Pinehaven Dr., husband of Doris Nell " Jonnie Will" Gibson Ouzts, entered into eternal rest December 28, 2011 at the Saluda Nursing Center. Born in Greenwood County, May 22, 1923, he was a son of the late Joseph Walker and Mattie Devore Ouzts. He was a 1941 graduate of Ninety Six High School, attended Lander and Erskine College and was a graduate of Furman University. He was a US Air Force veteran of WWII.  Rev. Ouzts was ordained as a Baptist minister on October 12, 1952. His first pastorate was Jordan Street Baptist Church in Greenwood. He also served North Side Baptist Church in Calhoun Falls, Homeland Park Baptist Church in Anderson and Old St. George Baptist Church in St. George. He then returned to Jordan Street Baptist Church (now Jordan Memorial) serving there over 18 years before his retirement in 1985.  After retirement he served as interim pastor to Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Lakeview Baptist Church and Greenwood Shores Baptist Church.  A member of Ninety Six First Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Men's Bible Class and was a Sunday school teacher. Surviving in addition to his wife of 70 years are a son, J. Alton, Jr. and wife Judy Ouzts of Ninety Six and two daughters, Linda Jo and husband Paul Owens of Laurens and Kathi O. Free of Columbia; two sisters, Virginia Roark and Edith Kelley, both of Saluda; eight grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at First Baptist Church in Ninety Six with Rev. Chuck Sprouse officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Gene Ouzts, Larry Roark, Jimmy Roark, Jimmy Clary, Mark Stuckey, Floyd Coates, Jody Johnson, Tee Timmerman and Chris Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Bible Class of the church along with Tommy Eddy and Rev. Wade Burton. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. The family is at the home of Alton and Judy Ouzts on Kinard Road and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 Saturday evening.  The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Lottie Moon Mission Offering c/o IMB, PO Box 6767, Richmond VA 23230-0767, First Baptist Church Multi -Purpose Building Fund, 205 North Church Street, Ninety Six SC 29666 or to the Saluda Nursing Center, 581 Newberry Highway, Saluda SC 29138

Robert Everette Mitchum, Sr., former husband of Syble Joanna OUZTS of the Jacob Ouzts II  Line, son of Wilma FLOYD and Everette S. Mitchum

Robert E. Mitchum, Sr. Born in Orangeburg SC on Apr. 28, 1940 Departed on Dec. 24, 2011 and resided in Abbeville SC. Service: Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 2:00 pm.  Robert E. Mitchum, Sr., 71, of Abbeville, died peacefully Saturday, December 24, 2011 at his home. He was born in Orangeburg to the late Everett S. Mitchum and Wilma Floyd Mitchum. Mr. Mitchum served his country as a member of the United States Army with the 101st Air Borne. He enjoyed many occupations throughout his lifetime, especially being a farmer and rancher. Mr. Mitchum was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Eutawville SC. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Mitchum. Mr. Mitchum is survived by two sons, Robert E. Mitchum, Jr. and his wife, Kimberly, and Tommy Mitchum and his wife, Alicia, all of Abbeville; a brother, Rodney Mitchum, of Trenton SC; a sister, Iris Mitchum, of Columbia; and five grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate Mr. Mitchum's life will be held 2:00PM on Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Avinger Funeral Home chapel in Holly Hill, SC. Memorial contributions, in memory of Mr. Mitchum, may be sent to South Side Baptist Church, PO Box 237, Abbeville SC 29620. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Mitchum family.

Mary Ella LEWIS Price, daughter of Hattie Apel TIMMERMAN and Ernest Gary Price of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, widow of William Ellis Price

Mary Lewis Price Born on Jul. 14, 1916, Departed on Dec. 21, 2011 and resided in Edgefield SC. Cemetery: Little Stevens Creek Baptist church Cemetery - Edgefield SC - Homemaker Mrs. Mary Ella Lewis Price, 95, of Edgefield, wife of the late Ellis Price, died Wednesday December 21, 2011 in Aiken. Graveside Services will be held Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 11 A.M. at Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Price was a native of Edgefield County and a member of Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church. She was a Homemaker. Survivors include 2 Grandchildren- Charles Price, Saluda, Jamie Jones, Houston TX; and 5 Great-Grandchildren; 2 nieces- Betty Jane Dickert, and Lynn Morgan; 1 nephew- Charles Lewis. The family will receive friends after the service at Little Stevens Creek. Please sign the register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com  Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eva Lucille (Sue) ADAMS Dorn, wife of Peter Drayton Dorn, Sr. of the Henry Ouzts Line, daughter of Ella Elizabeth PARKER and James Herbert Adams

Lucille Adams "Sue" Dorn Entered into eternal rest on the evening of December 19, 2011, Lucille Adams "Sue" Dorn, widow of Peter D. "Pappy" Dorn, Sr. Residence, Charleston SC. A private graveside service was held Wednesday in Christ-St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard, Meggett.  The family received friends Wednesday between 4:00 and 7:00 PM at the home of Pete and Susan Dorn, 4574 Olde Smoak House Road, Meggett 29449.  Mrs. Dorn was born July 16, 1923, in Charleston SC, the daughter of James Herbert Adams and Ella Elizabeth Parker Adams.  She was a graduate of St. Paul's High School and a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church.  She was a retired bookkeeper.  She is survived by her three sons: Peter D. Dorn (Susan) of Meggett SC, James W. Dorn of Charleston SC, and David C. Dorn (Vicki) of Hartsville SC; six grandchildren: Chanse Dorn of Meggett SC, Caroline Dorn of Greenville SC, Daniel Dorn of Charleston SC, Ashley Wood of Charleston SC, Drayton Dorn of Hartsville SC, and Kerry Dorn of Charleston SC; and several nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her grandson, David Dorn. A special thanks to the staff at Odyssey Hospice and the Magnolia Wing of Sandpiper Rehab and Nursing, especially Barbara White for their loving care.  Memorials may be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Hwy, Charleston SC 29407 or Christ St. Paul's Cemetery Fund, PO Box 399 Hollywood SC 29449.  Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc, Downtown Chapel.  A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.  The Florence Morning News – December 21, 2011.

Susan EDWARDS, RN, wife of James Benjamin (Benjie) Belcher, Jr. of the Jacob Ouzts II Line, daughter of Patricia E. and Johnny Lewis Edwards

December 15, 2011 - Mrs. Susan E. Belcher - Edgefield, S.C. - Registered Nurse - Mrs. Susan Edwards Belcher, 44, of Meeting Street Rd., wife of Benjie Belcher, Jr., died Wednesday December 14, 2011 at University Hospital. Funeral Services will be held Saturday December 17, 2011 at 2 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield. Mrs. Belcher was born in Greenwood County and was a Registered Nurse at Saluda Nursing Home and Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. She was a member of Bible Believers Holiness Church in Saluda.  Survivors include her husband, 1 Daughter- Carrie Ann Belcher, her mother and step-father- W. S. and Patricia Storey; 5 Sisters- Beverly (Angel) Cruz, Julie (Charles) Crummie, Johnette (Jody) Devore, Barbara (Myron) Hudgens, Amanda (Scotty) Black; 2 Brothers- Van Edwards and Chris Edwards. She was predeceased by her father- Johnny L. Edwards. The family is at the home and will receive friends from 1 to 2 P.M. before the service at the funeral home. Please sign the register book at
www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com

Ada Elizabeth VAIGNEUR, wife of Felix Lake (Mac) McDowell of the Elizabeth Ouzts McDowell Line, daughter of Sarah (Beanie) MALPHRUS and Haugh Lee Vaigneur

PINELAND - Ada Elizabeth Vaigneur McDowell, 66, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011, in University Hospital in Augusta, GA. She was born in Ridgeland, SC, October 17, 1945, to the late Haugh Ozwell Vaigneur and Sarah "Beanie" Malphrus. She was an Operation Technician for Westinghouse, Savannah River Site. She was a member of Great Swamp Baptist Church. She was an avid supporter of Operation Christmas Child. She was a cancer survivor and was active in Relay For Life and her church. She is survived by her husband, Mac McDowell; two sons, Michael (Melissa) Ingram and Aaron (Angel) Ingram; one stepson, Mike (Lisa) McDowell; one stepdaughter, Lucy McDowell; one sister-in-law, Martha Vaigneur; three brothers, Byron (Margaret) Vaigneur, Truett Vaigneur and Jerry (Melinda) Vaigneur; five sisters, Mary Daley, Sarah Mears Sanders, Patricia (Rodney) Malphrus, Katherine (Ellree) Keiffer and Alice (Gary) Way, and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Oswell "Ozzie" Vaigneur. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2011, at Great Swamp Baptist Church in Ridgeland, SC, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the church. Memorial donations ma