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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|Dolores Wood Sutherland - September 21, 2014|
Dolores Jane Wood Sutherland, 84, died Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born August 22, 1930 in High Point, NC, she was the daughter of the late John Harmon and Katie Kenney Wood and widow of James Wallace Sutherland.
Mrs. Sutherland was the owner of Sutherland Wholesale and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her brother, Jerry K. Wood of Taylors, SC and several nieces and nephews.
|Barbara Ann Melton - September 20, 2014|
Barbara Ann Melton, 72, died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born February 6, 1942, in Spartanburg, SC, she was the daughter of the late Joe Jennings and Elizabeth Warlick Jennings.
Mrs. Melton was a key punch operator with Arrow Automotive and a member of First Baptist Spartanburg.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Dever Lawrence Melton Jr.; son, Denny Melton; daughter, Tracie Crotts (Johnny); five...
|Martha Bartlett Osborne - September 20, 2014|
Martha Bartlett Osborne, 86, of Duncan and formerly of Spartanburg, SC, died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at her home. Born October 10, 1927, in Saxon, SC, she was the daughter of the late Lee Plato Moss and Della Myrtle Patterson Moss.
Mrs. Osborne retired in 1989 from Mayfair Mills-Arcadia, after 50 years of service. She was a member of Hope Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, Della Bartlett Stephens of...
|Marjorie Williams Caldwell - September 19, 2014|
Margie Williams Caldwell, 91, of Spartanburg, SC, died Friday, September 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills-Landrum. Born July 31, 1923, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Willie Whitner Williams and Nell Davis Williams, and widow of Hollis Murray Caldwell.
Mrs. Caldwell retired from Sam's Club in Spartanburg after 20 years of service. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church, Cavins, SC.
Surviving are her...
|Richard "Rick" Wayne Faircloth - September 18, 2014|
Richard "Rick" Wayne Faircloth, 58, of Inman, SC, died Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born November 24, 1955, in Columbus, NC, he was the son of Patsy Mae Soles Faircloth Arita of Leland, NC, and the late Robert Scarborough Faircloth.
Rick enjoyed fishing, working on cars, and socializing. He attended Barton College in Middlesex, NC, was an HVAC contractor, and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his...
|James C. Welch - September 17, 2014|
James Calvin Welch, 88, of Spartanburg, SC, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Dillon Pointe-Spartanburg. He was born September 5, 1926, in Detroit, MI.
A U. S. Army veteran, Mr. Welch retired as comptroller of Siemens Corporation. He was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Detroit, MI, an active choir member in several churches, as well as a member of a number of barbershop quartet groups. He was also a member of Western Carolina...
|Lukeva West Coleman - September 16, 2014|
Lukeva West Coleman, 89, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at White Oak Estates. Born December 3, 1924, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Laura Fowler West and widow of James Adrian Coleman.
Mrs. Coleman was a member of Beaver Hills Baptist Church and a choir member. A graduate of Spartanburg High School, she enjoyed her role as homemaker and was involved in the family business.
|Judy Emory - September 16, 2014|
Judith Annette Emory, 74, of Spartanburg, SC, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at White Oak Estates-Spartanburg. Born June 11, 1940, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Willie Mae Allen Emory.
Judy was a member of Cudd Memorial Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a retired CNA who spent her career caring for others.
Surviving is her son, Rudy Ellis (Karen) of Gaffney, SC;...
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