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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John G. Hammond, Jr. - October 31, 2014

John G. Hammond, Jr., 73, of Spartanburg, SC, died Friday, October 31, 2014, at his home. Born May 5, 1941, in Lancaster, SC, he was the son of the late John G. Hammond, Sr. and Alberta Mothershed Hammond. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, John enjoyed spending time with his family and serving his church. He was a member of the 1959 Lancaster High School State Football Championship Team. He graduated in 1960 from Lancaster High...

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Elizabeth Anderson Sprouse - October 30, 2014

Elizabeth Anderson Sprouse, 92, of Spartanburg, SC, died Thursday, October 30, 2014, at White Oak Manor-Spartanburg. Born April 3, 1922, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles Wilbur and Lillian Lancaster Anderson and the widow of Herman Walker Sprouse. An avid gardener, Mrs. Sprouse attended Cecil's Business College, was retired from Beaumont Mills, and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are three sons, Ronald Sprouse...

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Louise Ora Walker Foster - October 29, 2014

Louise Ora Walker Foster, 97, of Spartanburg, SC, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at her home. Born December 17, 1916, in Columbia, SC, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Stough Walker and Zelda Goode Walker. For 57 years, she was married to the late Vernon W. Foster, author of "Spartanburg – Facts, Reminiscences, Folklore". Mrs. Foster was a graduate of Union High School and Spartanburg General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a...

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Lavinia Taylor Eldridge - October 28, 2014

Lavinia Taylor Eldridge passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the age of 95. She was the oldest child of the late Mamie Hudson Taylor and Julius W. Taylor of Tryon, NC. Lavinia attended Tryon, NC schools and in 1940 she married Roy C. Eldridge who was then a Chief Petty Officer in the U. S. Navy. At the end of World War II, she and Roy and their 2 year old daughter moved to Spartanburg, SC where she would live most of her adult life....

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Emma J. Cox - October 27, 2014

Emma Jewel Harris Cox, 90, of Mayo, SC, died Monday, October 27, 2014, at Magnolia Manor of Inman. Born April 24, 1924, in Marshall, NC, she was the daughter of the late Dallas Edward Harris and Josephine Carroll Sexton Harris, and the widow of James Luther Cox, Jr. She was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church, Inman, SC. Surviving is her son, Donald Richard Cox and his wife Libby of Pauline, SC; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and...

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Pamela Denise Francis - October 27, 2014

Pamela Denise Francis, 55, of Spartanburg, SC, died Monday, October 27, 2014, at her home. Born January 10, 1959, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Cecil Francis and Doris Medlock Francis. Denise loved helping people. She was a member of Clifton Church of God and was retired from Stouffers in Gaffney. Among survivors are her husband and best friend, Charles Richard "Ricky" Frady; two sons, William "Chris" Emory and...

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Betty Jean Swatzell Malone - October 27, 2014

Betty Jean Swatzell Malone, 82, of Spartanburg, SC, went home on Monday, October 27, 2014, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. Born December 24, 1931, in Johnson City, TN, she was the daughter of the late John Q. A. Swatzell and Esther Lucille Bowling Swatzell. Betty loved to crochet and she was a member of Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Greeneville, TN. Surviving is her son, Jeffrey S. Malone of Greeneville, TN; step-son, Lynn Malone;...

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Mary Elizabeth Page Trammell - October 27, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Page Trammell, 96, of Spartanburg, SC, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 27, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born February 23, 1918, in Landrum, SC, she was the daughter of the late Frank Butler and Pauline Forrest Page, and the beloved wife for 61 years of the late Frank H. Trammell, Sr. A member of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, Mrs. Trammell taught Girls Auxiliary for many years and was a member of...

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