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OBITUARY NOTICES

OBITUARY NOTICES FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015

S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home

310 West South Street

Union, SC 29379

Telephone:  (864) 427-3665

Fax:  (864) 427-0622


Union, SC

Marie Busbee

Mrs. Pearl Marie Queen Busbee, age 81, of 565 Sardis Rd., Union, widow of Julius Charles Busbee, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Busbee was born in Buffalo, February 24, 1933, a daughter of the late Johnny and Sally Fannon Queen.  She retired from Harry From department store and was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Mrs. Busbee was first married to the late Charlie M. Deputy.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are a son, Charlie M. Deputy, Jr., and wife Marichu of Union; three daughters, Rose Marie Deputy of the home, Cathy D. Tessnier and husband Danny of Pacolet and Jean B. Cornelison and husband Roy, Jr., of Union; other loving daughters are, Loren Bevis, Patsy Willard and Beth Walker all of Union; eight grandchildren, April Marie Nichols and husband Bobby, Angel C. Sanders and husband Robert, Danny Tessnier, Jr., and wife Jada, Kevin Lee Tessnier and wife Kimrey, Trey Cornelison and wife Laura, Charlie M. Deputy, III, Arielle Deputy and Alexys Deputy; and nine great-grandchildren, R.J. and Jason Sanders, Bobby Ray and Allison Marie Nichols, K.J. Tessnier, Gaines Tessnier, Kaitlyn and Addison Cornelison and Landon Johnson.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM today at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Wayne Cooke. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be the following grandsons, Danny Tessnier, Jr., Kevin Lee Tessnier, Trey Cornelison, Charlie Deputy, III, Bobby Nichols and Robert Sanders.

The family will be at the home, 565 Sardis Rd., Union.

 The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)

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Union, SC

Dean Gallman

Mr. Dean Gallman, age 82, husband of Betty Jo Farr Gallman of 1255 Kelly Road, Union, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Gallman was born in Union, SC, on October 24, 1932, a son of the late Oetzel Gallman and Cleo Adams Gallman.  He was retired from Milliken & Company – Monarch Plant and was a self-employed auto mechanic.  Mr. Gallman was a lifetime member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities and loved singing in the choir. He had previously served in the South Carolina National Guard.  Mr. Gallman was a member of the Mt. Joy Masonic Lodge.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Joan Ponder of Union; a son, David Gallman and wife Julie of Union; a sister, Della Gibbs and husband Sonny of Union; five grandchildren, Angela Fowler and husband Donnie, Chad Ponder and wife Sherie, Phillip Gallman, Rebecca Gallman, and Caroline Gallman; five great-grandchildren, Robert Fowler, Amanda Woods, Kinsley Gallman, Logan Ponder, and Nick Ponder; two great-grandchildren, Gianna Fowler and Gavin Woods.  He was predeceased by two sons, Michael Gallman and Gerald Gallman and one brother, Leroy Gallman.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM today at Bethlehem United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Glenn Ribelin, Rev. J. Christopher Greene and Rev. Carl Harris  Burial will follow in the Gallman Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Tony Farr, Jason Bishop, Johnston Lee, Landon Williams, Bill Hovis, and David Faucette.  The following are asked to form the honorary escort, Earl Pridemore, Willie Shetley, Dudley Adams, Benny Sanders, Charles Schoenfeldt, Billy Gallman, Joe Guiliano, and the A.G. Carter Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, Union, SC, 29379.

The family is at the home, 1255 Kelly Road, Union.

S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home www.holcombefuneralhomes.com

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Buffalo, SC

John R. Putnam, Jr.

Mr. John R. “J.R.” “Putt” Putnam, Jr., age 79, of 246 Haywood St., Buffalo, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Putnam was born in Buffalo, August 2, 1935, a son of the late John R. Putnam, Sr., and Pearl Meadows Putnam. He worked with United Merchants, both Buffalo Mill and Union Mill, and upon their closing, he returned to Union High School and graduated in 1995.  Mr. Putnam had also worked with Greenleaf in Union.  He was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church and had served as Captain of the Buffalo Fire Dept. and served with the Minute Men Rescue Team. 

Throughout his life, Mr. Putnam was active in local sports, especially softball. He played with the Buffalo Mill Team, West Springs and Asbury Textile Teams along with numerous other teams.  He served as president of the Union County Umpire Association and he coached the Union County American Legion Team, Little League and Dixie Youth Teams.  For many years, Mr. Putnam was an official with the Spartanburg ASA Umpire Association and the S.C. High School Association.  He was also an avid Gamecock fan.

Surviving are a daughter, Melissa Putnam Clark and special companion David Paige of Union; a son, John R. “Putt” Putnam, III, of Myrtle Beach; a sister, Wanda P. Holcombe of Buffalo; and his life companion of 37 years, Catherine Smith of Union.  Mr. Putnam is also survived by two grandsons, Christopher and Andrew Clark; and other children and grandchildren, Cathy and James Poole, Sammy and Rhonda Smith, Erica Haney, Matthew Haney, Katie Poole, Trey and Ivey Smith, Holly S. Walker, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Merle Pric, and two brothers, Richard Putnam and Raymond Putnam.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Buffalo Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Lynn Ford, Rev. Dr. Tim Driggers, and Rev. Jim Spencer. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Mitchell Moss, Jonathan Moss, Shaun Moss, Mike Nance, Dale Robinson, and Kevin Addis.

The following are asked to serve as the honorary escort; Ben Smith, Hugh Sanders, Phillip Arnold, Kent Harvey, Peggy Deaton, Deacons and former Deacons of Buffalo Baptist Church, members of the Union County Umpire Association, the S.C. High School Association, and the Spartanburg ASA Umpire Association.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 9:00 PM this evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 462, Buffalo, SC, 29321.

The family will be at the home, 246 Haywood St., Buffalo.

The S. R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)

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Buffalo, SC

Grady L. Tucker, Sr. 

Mr. Grady Lee Tucker, Sr., age 79, of 2450 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Tucker was born in Union Co., June 18, 1935, a son of the late Berry and Janie Sherbert Tucker. He was retired from Spartan Mills, Rosemont Plant and also had worked with Torrington Co., O’Reilly Auto Parts and Advanced Auto Parts.  Mr. Grady was a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church where he was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class.  He was an avid music lover who frequently attended the Opry House in Buffalo and other local music events.  He also enjoyed participating with the Buffalo Senior Citizens Group.

Surviving are two sons, Grady Lee Tucker, Jr., and wife Patricia of Pauline, and Benjamin Gerald Tucker, Sr., and special friend, Frona Phillips of Buffalo; a sister, Gladys Lawson of Buffalo; a brother, Rev. Garner Tucker of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Amanda Tucker of Roebuck, Jeffrey Lee Tucker and Benjamin Gerald Tucker, Jr., both of Buffalo; and four great-grandchildren, Taegan Bishop, Aubrie Tucker, Emilee Tucker and Quinn Tucker. Mr. Tucker was predeceased by a granddaughter, Shannon Elizabeth Tucker.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Melvin Shelton and Rev. Buddy Hogan. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Raymond Lawson, Dallas Miller, Stanley Lawson, Neil Gregory, Joe Erwin and Eric Haney.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 until 3:00 PM Tuesday at the church prior to the services.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo, SC, 29321.

The family will be at the home of his grandson, 2470 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo.

The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)

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Union, SC

Grace H. Parkins

Mrs. Grace Humphries Parkins, age 72, of 1402 Peach Orchard Rd., Union, widow of Frankin D. Parkins, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

Mrs. Parkins was born in Shelby, NC, August 4, 1942, a daughter of the late Willie Lee Humphries and Vernie Odessa Horne Humphries.  She was formerly employed with Conso Products and had also worked at Ellen Sagar Nusing Home.  Mrs. Parkins was a member of Calvary Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Audrey P. Tidwell and husband Lewis of West Columbia; a son, Franklin D. “Dale” Parkins, II, of the home; two sisters, Carolyn H. McAbee and Patricia H. McAbee; three brothers, Tommy Humphries, Doug Humphries and Jimmy Humphries all of Union; a granddaughter, Brianna Jade Parkins, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Parkins was predeceased by an infant son, Jerry Reed Parkins, a sister, Melva Faye Lawson and a brother, Dennis Humphries.

A memorial graveside service will be held 3:30PM Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery by Kevin Mace.  The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace H. Parkins Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC, 29379.

The family will be at their respective homes.

The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)

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Charleston, SC

Sara Eugenia Fowler

Sara Eugenia “Jeanne” Fowler, age 89, of 2 Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, S.C., passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Roper Hospital.

Ms. Fowler was born in Lockhart, October 13, 1925, a daughter of the late William Winfield Fowler, Sr., and Inez Smith Fowler.  She was a graduate of Lockhart High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College in 1946.  She retired after 44 years teaching from the Charleston Co. School District, where she taught 2nd grade at Orange Grove Elementary School. Ms. Fowler also taught in Georgetown and Rock Hill. She was a member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church, where she was a former member of the choir and a devoted member of the Lupo Sunday School class. Ms. Fowler volunteered with the Historic Charleston Foundation, the Charleston Museum and as a Docent at the Historic Joseph Manigault Home. She also served as an usher for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League. 

Ms. Fowler was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by two nieces, Billie Jeanne Fowler and Mary Ann Fowler Sweeney both of North Carolina, and numerous generations of cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, William Winfield “Bill” Fowler, Jr., and Bill’s wife Betty Fowler.

A memorial service will be held 5:00 PM, Friday, February 6, 2015, at the John Wesley United Methodist Church in Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John Wesley United Methodist Church, Music Ministry, 626 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC,  29407.

The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)


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Union, SC

Mont "Charles" Turner

Mr. Mont "Charles" Turner, 74, husband of Mrs. Irene D. Turner of 514 Browns Creek Church Rd., Union, SC, died Wednesday, January 21st, 2015, at his home. Born December 20th, 1940, he was a son of Mr. Rolan and Mary Pearson Turner. Mr. Turner was a member of Browns Creek Baptist Church, was an affiliate of the Buffalo Opera House and the Rick McKinney Group. Mr. Turner had retired from the Torrington Plant. Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Chad Turner of Charlotte; one daughter, Meredith and husband Donnie Pearson of Chester; one sister, Margaret Turner Culbertson; three grandchildren, Jessica Boyd, Will Pearson, Jonathan Pearson; and two great-grandchildren, Brennen and Brayson Boyd. He was preceded by a brother, Henry Turner. Graveside services were held Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, at 4pm at Browns Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The Lewis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

www.lewisfuneralhomeofunion.com


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