Life Stories (Obituaries)

"We have funerals because someone lived and their life was worth remembering. Every culture known to humankind has devised rituals and ceremonies to deal with the troubling facts of mortality: that love hurts; that a death in the family, like a birth, must be observed; and that grief is the price paid for that love."

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Jane Tillotson Rogers - October 1, 2014

Jane Tillotson Rogers, 52, of Lyman, SC, died Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born June 8, 1962, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of Albert Wilson Tillotson of Moore, SC and the late Betty Del Fain Tillotson. She is survived by her husband, Danny Rogers. Please come back later for additional information. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, October 3, 2014, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main...

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Harriett "Mema" Thompson - September 30, 2014

Harriett "Mema" Thompson, 80, of Pacolet, SC, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum, SC. Born December 19, 1933, in Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Thelma Holt. She was a member of Montgomery Memorial United Methodist Church. Surviving is her beloved husband of 61 years, Bill Thompson; son, Rick Thompson (Tammy); daughter, Beverly Deyton (Mark); grandchildren, Diah and...

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Jeffrey Vernon "Snuffy" Lee - September 29, 2014

Jeffrey Vernon Lee, 50, of Spartanburg, SC, died Monday, September 29, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born June 22, 1964, in Spartanburg, he was the son of Frank Vernon Lee and Betty Gossett Lee of Spartanburg. Jeffrey was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Landrum, SC. He loved golfing, hunting, and was an avid Clemson fan. He was employed with BMW Manufacturing Company. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife,...

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William Bernard "Bernie" Smith - September 29, 2014

William Bernard "Bernie" Smith II, 43, of Pauline, SC, died Monday, September 29, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born February 27, 1971, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of April Flowers Smith of Pauline and the late Columbus Bernard Smith. Mr. Smith was employed with Vulcan Materials and was a member of NewSpring Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Sheri Barcomb Smith; daughters, Alexis Leigh...

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Wendell Howard Tiller - September 29, 2014

Dr. Wendell Howard Tiller, 93, retired orthopaedic surgeon, died at home after a brief illness. 
 Born October 17, 1920, Dr. Tiller is survived by his wife, Martha Ivey, of 65 years. They were married May 28, 1949. He was the son of Wendell Holmes Tiller and Ruth Howard Lanham. A native of Spartanburg, Dr. Tiller attended Southside School and graduated from Spartanburg High School (the Evans Building). Dr. Tiller entered Wake Forest...

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Ellis Robert "Bobby" Gwinn, Sr. - September 27, 2014

Ellis Robert "Bobby" Gwinn Sr., 62, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Hospice Home of Rutherford County, Forest City, NC. Born January 6, 1952, in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of the late Clifton Robert Gwinn and Martha Nadine Jones Gwinn. He was a member of Hayne Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Cowan Gwinn; a daughter, Wendy Durre of Fruitland Park, FL; a son, Robbie Gwinn of Rutherfordton, NC...

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Berta Bettig Rath - September 27, 2014

Berta Bettig Rath, 73, of Spartanburg, SC, died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at her home. Born July 9, 1941, in Erzhuebel, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Friedrich and Berta Poppke Bettig. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Werner Alred Rath. Mrs. Rath was a member of Phillips Lutheran Church in Allentown, PA and a member of Delaware Saengerbund. Mrs. Rath was most happy caring for her husband and family. She loved to...

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Mary Frances Sherbert - September 27, 2014

Mary Frances Lee Sherbert, of Pacolet Mills, SC, died Saturday, September 27, 2014, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Otha Earl and Helen Inez Tolleson Lee. Mrs. Sherbert was a member of Montgomery Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Henson (Jimmy), of Pacolet Mills, SC; a grandson, Josh Henson (Julie), of Spartanburg, SC; a great-grandson, Zack Henson, of Spartanburg, SC; a sister, Linda...

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