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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Don Marvin Bylund - August 19, 2014

Dr. Don Marvin Bylund, 82, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at his home. Born February 13, 1932, in Alexandria, MN, he was the son of the late Albert and Ellen Johnson Bylund. A U. S. Navy veteran, he was a Lieutenant and Engineering Officer on a minesweeper in the Pacific. An NROTC member and graduate of the University of Nebraska, he went on to receive his PhD in Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. He...

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Deana Mahaffey Henderson - August 19, 2014

Deana Mahaffey Henderson, 49, of Boiling Springs, SC, met Jesus face-to-face on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, after an 18 month courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born March 31, 1965, in Spartanburg, SC, raised in Cooley Springs, SC, she was the daughter of the late D. B. and Catherine Gilbert Mahaffey. Mrs. Henderson was a graduate of Chesnee High School and Spartanburg Technical College. She was co-owner of Benefit Resources and Planning...

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Virginia "Ginny" Lee Lands Snelgrove - August 19, 2014

Virginia "Ginny" Lee Lands Snelgrove, 91, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at her home. Born September 5, 1922, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Mamie Hurst Lands. A 1939 graduate of Spartanburg High School, Mrs. Snelgrove retired from BellSouth after 37 ½ years of service and was a former member of the BellSouth Telephone Pioneers. She was a charter member of Cudd Memorial Baptist Church...

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Carol Darlene Ryan Warren - August 19, 2014

Carol Darlene Ryan Warren, 65, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at her home. Born December 16, 1948, in Sparks, Maryland, she was the daughter of Frances Elise Ryan Mays of Hampstead, MD and the late Raymond Sewell Ryan. A U. S. Army veteran, Mrs. Warren received her Master's Degree from Converse College. She loved children and teaching special needs for Spartanburg District 6. She received the Teacher of the Year Award in...

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Dorothy "Dot" Wilson Hipp - August 17, 2014

Dorothy "Dot" Wilson Hipp, 91, of Spartanburg, died Sunday, August 17, 2014, at her home. Born February 8, 1923, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late James Oba and Maggie Collins Wilson, and widow of James Henry Hipp. Mrs. Hipp will be remembered for her sacrificial love and dedication to her family. She was a member of Spartanburg First Baptist Church and the Naomi Sunday School Class. She was retired from Bland Moving and...

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Walter Lee "Bud" Thrift - August 17, 2014

Walter Lee "Bud" Thrift, 83, of Cowpens, SC, died Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born October 24, 1930, in Cowpens, SC, he was the son of the late Walter Houston and Lillie Mae Millwood Thrift. Mr. Thrift retired from Jennings Paint and Glass as a glass installer after 40 years of service. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. Surviving is his beloved wife of 62 years, Ola Belle Cooke Thrift;...

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Thomas Joseph Burress - August 15, 2014

Thomas "Tom" Joseph Burress, 65, of Boiling Springs, died Friday, August 15, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born December 24, 1948, in Knoxville, TN, he was the son of the late Joseph O. Burress and Willie Ruth Gallager Burress. Mr. Burress a graduate of Gardner Webb College, served in the United States Army, was a former owner of Spartan Imports, and minister of music for 40 years at various churches in Spartanburg County. He...

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Beulah Mae Camby - August 15, 2014

Beulah Mae Camby, 95, of Pacolet, died Friday, August 15, 2014. Born May 16, 1919, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Mary Etta Waddel Sprouse. Mrs. Camby was a member of Tate Memorial Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was retired from Arkwright Mills as a spinner. Survivors include her son, Bobby Lemmonds of Pacolet, SC; sister, Bessie Edith Jackson of Spartanburg, SC; six grandchildren; and nine...

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