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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Howard George Nelmes - October 23, 2014

Howard George Nelmes, 69, of Spartanburg, SC, died Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born November 6, 1944, in Hazleton, PA, he was the son of the late Howard George Nelmes and Martha Elizabeth Goach Nelmes. A veteran of the Army National Guard, Mr. Nelmes was retired from Crown Cork & Seal, Inc. after 32 years of service. He was of the Methodist faith. Surviving is his beloved wife of 48 years, Martha Gayle...

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Juanita Clark Smith - October 23, 2014

Juanita Clark Smith, 95, of Spartanburg, SC, died Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born November 21, 1918, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Charles Baxter Clark and Mamie McMillan Clark, and widow of Noah Jackson Smith. She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church and is survived by numerous cousins. Visitation will be 2:00-2:45 PM Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Second Presbyterian Church....

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Donest "Granny" Marie Warlick - October 23, 2014

Donest "Granny" Marie Vernon Suttles Langford, 84, of Spartanburg, SC, died Thursday, October 23, 2014, at her home. Born June 23, 1930, in Converse, SC, she was the daughter of the late Dexter Morgan Vernon and Mary Ellen Easler Vernon. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Granny loved her Lord, family and friends. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Cowpens, SC, and was retired from K-Mart and Hardees. ...

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Mary Jane Holcomb Brock - October 21, 2014

Mary Holcomb Brock, 78, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born July 25, 1936, in Chesnee, SC, she was the daughter of the late Paul McFarland Holcomb and Bessie Geneva Henderson Holcomb, and widow of Sorrell Eugene Brock. Mrs. Brock was an oncology nurse at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for many years. She was also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society...

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Charles Stanley "Stan" Watson - October 21, 2014

Charles Stanley "Stan" Watson, 72, of Cowpens, SC, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. Born March 13, 1942, in Rutherfordton, NC, he was the son of the late John and Aileen Copeland Watson. A U. S. Army veteran, Mr. Watson was an automotive technician with Watson Service Center. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving is his beloved wife of 38 years, Wanda Louise Watson; daughters, Trina...

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Burkette Reed Carver - October 20, 2014

Burkette Reed Carver, 89, of Spartanburg, SC, died Monday, October 20, 2014, at his home. Born September 5, 1925, in Youngstown, OH, he was the son of the late Burkett Reed Carver and Georgie Liner Carver, and husband of the late Janice Lee Carver. A U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Carver was a professional car salesman for most of his life. After retirement, he was a part-time accountant with M & R Granite Company. He was a graduate...

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Bobby Fredrick Tessnear - October 19, 2014

Bobby Fredrick Tessnear, 73, of Pacolet, SC, died Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born May 6, 1941, in Pacolet, SC, he was the son of the late Fred Samuel and Sara Louise Weathers Tessnear. Mr. Tessnear was a member of Tate Memorial Baptist Church and retired from Service Master after 35 years of service. Surviving is his beloved wife of 54 years, Dorothy "Dot" Roberts Tessnear; daughter, Debbie Tidd of Pacolet, SC...

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Gordon Wayne Wilson - October 19, 2014

Gordon Wayne Wilson, 80, of Spartanburg, SC, moved to his eternal home Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Eden Terrace Assisted Living. Born September 3, 1934, in Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late Walter Decatur Wilson and Nellie Ruth McGuinn Wilson, and husband of the late Julia "Judy" Drake Wilson. A U. S. Air Force veteran, Mr. Wilson was a member of Tyger River Presbyterian Church and retired from Kusters Zima Corporation. He was a...

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