Hazel O'Shields Babb
Hazel O’Shields Babb, 86, former resident of Buffalo, SC, passed away peacefully and entered into eternal rest November 16, 2014, at Magnolia Manor of Greenwood, SC. Mrs. Babb was the widow of Curtis W. “Bill” Babb.
She was born May 30, 1928, in Union County to the late John Webster and Helen Smith O’Shields and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a graduate of West Springs High School and retired from Life of Georgia Insurance Co. as a sales agent. Mrs. Babb was a faithful member of Putman Baptist Church and church choir, which she dearly loved. She was also a member of the Annie Kingsmore Sunday School Class. Mrs. Babb, always full of life, was an avid gardener and loved to cook and sew.
Surviving is a daughter, Janis Sanders (Jimmy) of Greenwood. She was affectionately called “Nonnie” by her two grandsons, Jay Sanders (Alayna) of Greenwood and Kent Babb (Whitney) of Washington, DC.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Babb, a sister, Matrel Stribling and three brothers, Horace, Emmett, and Ryan O’Shields. Mrs. Babb is also survived by her brother-in-law, Paul Babb (Eleanor) of Bishopville, and a special niece, Connie Kuykendall (Terry) of Columbus, NC. She also leaves behind her faithful canine companion, Loafer.
Funeral services will be 3:00 PM today at Putman Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Rick Henderson and Rev. Donald Tillman. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Russell Stribling, Jay Sanders, Kent Babb, Harold Gregory, Dan McInnis, and Steven Pettit.
The following are asked to serve as the honorary escort, members of the Annie Kingsmore Sunday School Class, Elaine and Harold Gregory, Joan and Everette Smith, Elenor and Harold Youngblood, Elliott and Billy Kelly, Lena Ford and Dennis and Johnnie Sherbert.
Visitation will be held today from 1:45 until 2:45 PM at the church prior to the services.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and nurses of Magnolia Manor and Hospice Care of the Piedmont for their care and concern of Mrs. Babb.
Memorial may be made to Putman Baptist Church, 3692 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Buffalo, SC, 29321, or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC, 29646.
The family will be at their respective homes.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)
Paul James Lunsford
Mr. Paul James Lunsford, age 50, of 1300 S. Pinckney Street, Apt 104, Union, SC, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Lunsford was born in Union, SC, May 26, 1964, a son of Eliza Lunsford Bright of Union and the late Carl Dean Bright. He was a textile worker and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters: Carolyn B. Turner and Cathy B. Gault; a brother, Christopher D. Bright; a special friend, Amanda Gibson all of Union and nieces and nephews: Christina West, Chad West, Joshua Little, Catrina Turner, KeAsia Hill, Kenrie West and Tamia Thompson. Mr. Lunsford was predeceased by maternal grandmother, Alice O’Shields.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 22, 2014, at SR Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Keith Morrison. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 12:30-2:00 PM Saturday in the chapel prior to the service.
The family is at the home of his mother, Eliza Bright, 115 Oak Street, Union.
SR Holcombe Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)
Emry D. Roberts
Mr. Emry D. Roberts, age 77, of 203 South 1st Street, Lockhart, widower of Laura Howell Roberts, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at his home.
Mr. Roberts was born in Chester County on June 26, 1937, a son of the late Frank Lee Roberts and Lois George Roberts. He was retired supervisor from Milliken & Co.—Lockhart Plant. Mr. Roberts was a member of Lockhart First Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon. He also served in the South Carolina National Guard – Lockhart Unit.
Surviving are two sons, Jeff Roberts of Lockhart; Randy Roberts and wife Lynn of Lockhart; a sister, Brenda Moore of Easley; two brothers, Roy Roberts of Lancaster and Bill Roberts of Whitmire; a special friend, Jo Ann Latham of Lockhart; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Roberts, Kristy Morgan, Chelsea McCloud, Kyle Roberts, Joey Roberts, Cody Roberts, and Drake Roberts; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son Joey Roberts and a granddaughter, Debra Roberts.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 3:00 PM at Lockhart First Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Delos Blanton, Rev. Ben Hill and Rev. Roger Gosnell.
Active pallbearers will be Tommy Cabaniss, Teddy Cabaniss, Ray Vaughan, Mike Allen, Kyle Roberts, and Joey Roberts. Members of Mr. Roberts Sunday School Class and Mr. Lewis Ham are asked to sit in a group.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 until 8:30 PM Friday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lockhart PO Box 190, Lockhart, SC, 29364, or Gentiva Hospice, 905 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC, 29302.
The family is at the home, 203 South 1st Street, Lockhart.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home www.holcombefuneralhomes.com
1247 South Duncan Bypass
Bruce Wayne Byrd
Mr. Bruce Wayne Byrd, 62, husband of Mrs. Barbara A. Byrd of 702 South
Pinckney St., Union, S.C., died Saturday, November 15th, 2014, at
Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. He was born December 5th, 1951, a son
of Mrs. Mary Lyles Byrd and the late Jessie James Byrd. Mr. Byrd had
been employed with Spartan Steel.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are three sons: Morell Byrd (Tavisha), IJahh Byrd, and Bruce Malik Byrd; two daughters: Monesha Ryals and Quanisha Savage (Bryan); one brother, Alphonzo Byrd; one sister, Monica Byrd; thirteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, at 12 noon at the Lewis Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Jermel Tucker and Tyra Parham officiating. Burial will follow at Union Memorial Gardens. Public visitation will be held Friday from 9am-7pm. The family is at the home.
Lewis Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements. www.lewisfuneralhomeofunion.com.