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Mrs. Janie Bailey
       Mrs. Janie Bailey, of the Rocky Creek section of this county, died at her home at 9:20 o'clock last night following an extended illness.
       In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bailey is survived by three daughters and five sons.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock from Reedy River Baptist church. The services will be conducted by Dr. Frank K. Pool and interment will be in the church cemetery.
       Active pallbearers will be James McJunkin, Charles McJunkin, Ezell Bailey, Colie Brown, B.P. Bridwell and Guy Young.
       The following will compose the escort of honor: Will Pike, Earl Pike, Pete Bailey, William Bailey, D.B. Brown and D.W. McNeely.
       Flower bearers will be Miss Hazel Brown, Miss Joyce Bailey, Mrs. Katherine Bridwell, Mr. Helen Holder, Miss Elsie McJunkin and Miss Adell McJunkin.
       Until the hour of the services the family is at the home.

         (Compiled from two Greenville News obituaries)
 
Ansel A. Barrett
   
  
TRAVELERS REST _ Ansel A. Barrett, 73, of 103 Love Drive, husband of Bettie Sloan Barrett, died Tuesday.
        He was a part-time employee of Pilot Freight and a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
        Surviving also are a son, Robert C. ``Bobby'' Barrett of Mauldin; daughters, Mildred Day of Greenville; Sylvia ``Dibble'' Robertson and Marilyn McKinney of Travelers Rest; 17 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
        Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home, burial in Reedy River Church Cemetery.
        The family is at the home, but will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
       
(The Greenville News, Wednesday, April 16, 1980)
 
Mrs. Etta Mae Eaton Barrett
          Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Mae Eaton Barrett, 59, wife of R.C. Barrett and resident of Travelers Rest, will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at Reedy River Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. S.P. Hester and the Rev. J. H. Storm. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
        Serving as pallbearers will be Fred Bull Jr., Fred Bowers, Alvin Norton, John Lipscomb, Ralph Bowers and Walter Dill.
        Composing the honorary escort will be the deacons of Reedy River Baptist Church, together with L.E. Brookshire, Tave Batson, William Shepard, W.C. Hawkins, C.J. Hill, Clyde Hester, Everett Nicholson, Ed Lipscomb, Darbin Childress, T.E. Willis, Ben Garrison, J.T. Gillespie, Odes Smith, Douglas Coleman, Hex Moody, Fred Moody, Rev. Johnny Marchbanks, F.A. Bull Sr., Allen League, Dr. S.R. Gaston, Doc Masengale, Claud Allen, Earl Sargant, J.B. Gillespie, Woody Henson and J.G. Willis Sr.
        Mrs. Barrett died at a Travelers Rest Hospital yesterday morning at 7 o'clock following three years of declining health and a serious illness of four months.
        She was born and reared in Greenville County, a daughter of the late Marilza Carter and William (Bill) Eaton, both natives of South Carolina. She was a former resident of Greenville, but for the last 18 years had made her home in the Travelers Rest section of the county, where she was a devoted member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
        Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Ansel Barrett of Travelers Rest; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Pike and Mrs. L.A. Spake, both of Greenville; one brother, L.C. Eaton of Mauldin; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
        Pending the hour of service, the body is at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Pittman, Jr., on Love Drive, Travelers Rest.
         
(The Greenville News)
 
Mrs. Hattie Barrett
     
TRAVELERS REST _ Hattie Beatrice Sloan Barrett, 72, of Route 5, State Park Road, died Monday.
        She was a retired employee of Dann Manufacturing Co., Travelers Rest.
        Surviving are her son, Robert C. Barrett of Mauldin; daughters, Mildred Day of Greenville; Sylvia Robertson and Marilyn McKinney, both of Travelers Rest; brothers, Clarence, Furman, and J.P. Sloan, all of Greenville; a sister, Marie McCreight of Taylors.
        Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel of the Howze Mortuary.
        Visitation: 7-9 p.m. at the Mortuary.
         
(The Greenville News)
 
Rubin C. (Rube) Barrett
           Funeral services for Rubin (Rube) C. Barrett, 68, of Locust Hill, will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Locust Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Claude H. Hamby, assisted by the Rev. Seth P. Hester. Interment will be in the Reedy River Baptist Church cemetery.
         Pallbearers will be William Shepard, Alvin Norton, Sloan Duncan, Palmer McKinney, Raymond Cox and Dean Williams.
         Composing the honorary escort will be the Men's Bible Class of Locust Hill Baptist Church with Claude Thomas, E.W. Sargent, C.T. Allen, Fred Bowers, Hex Moody, Raymond Williams, Oscar Cox, J.G. Willis Sr., J.H. Wall, Allen League, Hugh Cox, Woodrow Hinson and June W. Batson.
         The pallbearers and honorary escort will meet at the church at 10:50 a.m.
         Mr. Barrett died at his home Wednesday following a sudden illness.
         He was a native of Franklin, N.C., but the greater part of his life was spent in Travelers Rest and for the past three years he had made his home in the Locust Hill Community.
         He was a member of Locust Hill Baptist Church and of Brandon Lodge AFM.
         Mr. Barrett was twice married. His first wife, the former Miss Etta Mae Eaton, died Jan. 18, 1949, and from this Union he is survived by one son, Ansel A. Barrett, of Travelers Rest. Also surviving are his second wife, Mrs. Ollie M. Boswell Barrett, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
        
(Compiled from two Greenville News obituary notices)
 
Mrs. Lucille H. Barron
         Lucille Hall Barron, 79, of 9 Ellendale Ave., died May 29, 1990, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
         She retired from Stone Manufacturing Co. after 40 years of service. She was a member of Sans Souci Baptist Church.
         Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia Ann B. Delaney of St. Charles, Mo.; a son, Roger D. Barron, Sr. of Greenville; two sisters, Betty H. Farmer and Ila H. Cantrell, bother of Greenville; and a brother, Thomas Hall of Dacusville.
         Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery.
         Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
         The family is at the home of Roger D. Barron Sr., 1 Elkhorn Drive, Greenville.
          
(The Greenville News, Thursday, May 31, 1990)
 
Mrs. Anna D. Batson
    
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Drummond Batson, 65, wife of E. W. Batson, who died Friday morning at the residence, 32 Haynesworth street, Monaghan Mill, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from Reedy River Baptist church of which she was a member. The Rev. S. W. Jolly will officiate, assisted by the Rev. C. E. Piephoff, and interment will follow in the church cemetery.
       The following grandsons will server as pallbearers: George Bridwell, Roy Bridwell, Clyde Bridwell, Harold Batson, J. C. Batson, Jr., and Steven Batson.
       Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Charles Wyatt, Goodlett Springfield, J. C. Gambell, J. W. Proctor, C. W. Smith, L. A. Petty, J. D. Childers, Sr., L. H. Childers, F. S. Moody, Sr., F. S. Moody, Jr., S. D. Addis, John H. Bridwell, A. L. Eubanks, Sam Marchbanks, E. W. Poole and Baxter Roache.
       Flower bearers: Misses Helen Batson, Juanita Batson, Dovie Wade, Belle Wade, Edith Childers and Mrs. George Bridwell.

 
Balus E. Batson
        
 Balus E. Batson, 68, died at his home on the White Horse road yesterday afternoon. Mr. Batson had started out to cut wood when he was suddenly taken ill and fell, dying before medical assistance could arrive.
        He is survived by his second wife, Lucy Batson, and the following children by his first wife: two sons, William and Norman, and two daughters, Jessie and Vicey. By his second wife, one son, Fred. He is also survived by the following half brothers and half sisters, W.S., G.C, and B.F. Marchbanks; two half sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Brown and Mrs. Ofelice Fox.
        Funeral arrangements have not been made, but will be announced later by the Mutual Undertaking company.
        
(The Greenville News)
 
Mrs. Belle Wynn Batson
       Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Wynn Batson, 56, who died at a local hospital Saturday night, will be held from the Riverside Baptist Church, of which she was a member, this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. M.M. Barnett officiating, being assisted by Rev. F.M. Haynie and Rev. T.D. George. The interment will follow in Reedy River Baptist church cemetery.
       Besides her husband, Lee Batson, of this city, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Claude Anderson, Mrs. Fred Jenkins and Mrs. B.F. Landreth; two sons, Wesley and Robert Batson, all of Greenville; five sisters, Mrs. Easter Spears, Mrs. Rosa Lark, Mrs. Lizzie Wynn, Mrs. Fannie Davis and Mrs. Mary McCall; two brothers, Wash and Bill Wynn; also 12 grandchildren.
      The following will serve as pallbearers: Rev. B.M. Wynn, Eugene Lark, Tom Anderson, H.A. Goodwin, J.E. Wilson and W.L. Bass.
      
(The Greenville News) 
Miss Beulah Lorene Batson
     
TRAVELERS REST _ Beulah Lorene Batson, 79, of 163 Watson Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 20,1999.
        Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Houston L. and Florence Hawkins Batson. She was a lifelong member of Reedy River Baptist Church and a member of the Mothers Sunday School Class. Miss Batson's goal in life was to be a faithful and humble steward of her wonderful Lord, who was so good and so faithful to her.
        Surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Thalia and James W. Jones of Travelers Rest and June and J.G. Goodwin of Raleigh, N.C.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Arthur J. and Lucille Batson of Travelers Rest and Dreugh H. and Brenda Batson of Greenville; and one sister-in-law, Merle Batson of Easley.
        She was predeceased by a brother, Donald H. Batson.
        Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Travelers Rest due to renovations of the sanctuary at Reedy River. The service will be conducted by the Reverend Timothy Lee, the Reverend Sethie P. Hester and the Reverend Gerald Martin. Burial will follow in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery.
        Pallbearers will be James Richard Batson, Ronald Batson, Jimmy Jones, Rudy Jones, Jim Goodwin, Keith Batson, Brad Batson, Reggy Batson and John Goodwin.
        Omit Flowers. Memorials may be made to American Leprosy Mission, 1 Almy Way, Greenville, S.C. 29601, or Greenville Memorial Medical Center Hospice, 701 Grove Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.

 
Carlos Batson
        Carlos Odell Batson, 57, of 11-F Calhoun Towers, died Sunday.
        Born in Travelers Rest, he was a son of the late John and Irene Evans Batson, a veteran of World War II and a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
        Surviving are sisters, Earline Batson Howard of Greenville, Hazel Batson Sinyard of Atlanta, Ga.; brother, John Batson, Jr. of Taylors.
        Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Reedy River Baptist; burial in the church cemetery.
        The family is at the home of Earline B. Howard, 27 Underwood Ave. _ Thomas McAfee Funeral Home
        
(Compiled from two Greenville News obituary notices, Monday, Feb. 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1977)
 
David Batson
        Funeral services for David Batson, farmer of the Forrestville Baptist Church community, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Forrestville Baptist Church, of which he was a member, and interment will be held in the family plot in the Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery. Services will be conducted by the Rev. E.T. Shockley, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Seth P. Hester, the Rev. E.H. Sargent and the Rev. E.P. Sauls.
        The following will serve as pallbearers and meet at the church at 3:40 o'clock: Taylor Batson, Stanley Batson, Leonard McCauley, Edward Allsept, Milton Rollins and Charlie Batson.
        The members of the board of deacons, with Joe Green, W.E. Green, Dana Hunt, Clyde Roach, Dewey Darnell, Beattie Roper, Zeb Bridgeman, J.K. Brockman, Dr. T.E. Coleman and W.F. Lipscomb, will compose the honorary escort and will meet at the church at 3:45 o'clock.
        The flower girls will be Misses Marian Batson, Marcell Batson, Hazel Hollingsworth, Louise Allen, Alleine Batson and Lois Alsept.
        Mr. Batson's death followed seven weeks of illness, and occurred at his home at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. He was 76 years if age and was a son of the late John and Polly (Bishop) Batson, pioneer residents of the county. He lived his entire life in Greenville County.
        Mr. Batson was a member of Forrestville Baptist Church.
        He was twice married, his first wife, Mrs. Emma (Batson) Batson, having died many years ago. From that union two sons, Jesse Batson of Greer and J.B. Batson of Taylors, and one daughter, Mrs. Gower W. Hawkins, of Greenville, survive.
        His second wife, Mrs. Mable Hafer Batson, survives him as do nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
        The body is will be at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hawkins, until 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, when it will be placed in the church to lie in state until the hour of the service.

         (The Greenville News)
 
Mrs. Decie McCauley Batson
        Mrs. Decie McCauley Batson, 87, of 111 Ravenhurst Drive, Taylors, widow of Russell Goode Batson, died Wednesday.
        Born in Ebenezer Baptist Church community, she was a resident of Greenville County, a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Bridges McCauley and was a member of Sans Souci Baptist Church.
        Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. T.M. Hatchett, with whom she made her home; a son, Stanley Batson of Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Burry and Mrs. Elsie Glazener of Greenville; and two grandchildren.
        Funeral services will be Friday at 3 pm. at the Mackey Mortuary, with burial in Reedy River Baptist Church cemetery.
        The body is at the mortuary where the family will receive friends Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.
      
 (The Greenville News, Thursday,  Sept. 30, 1971)
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Mrs. Elizabeth Batson
        Mrs. Elizabeth Batson, widow of the late Jordan Batson, died at her home at Travelers Rest in Christmas day after a sudden illness of paralysis. She was 66 years of age. Mrs. Batson was a woman who was well known and highly esteemed in her section and her death will cause sincere regret among numerous relatives and friends.
        Three sons, Jasper, Luther and Russell Batson, and Mrs. Emma Batson, of this county, and Mrs. Annie Rollins, of Anderson, survive.
        The funeral services were held at Reedy River church, of which she was a member, on Monday at 1 o'clock, the Rev. D.B. Talley officiating.

           (The Greenville News)
 
Ellis W. Batson
      
Funeral services for Ellis Walker Batson, 95, retired farmer of the Reedy River section, will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church by the Rev. Seth P. Hester, assisted by Dr. B. F. Rogers and the Rev. Carl Fiske. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
         Pallbearers will be Joe Batson, Harold Batson, Stephen Batson Sr., Fred Batson, Ralph Ward and Alvin Bridwell.
         Honorary escort will be the Men's Bible Class of the church with Dr. Landrum I. McCarrell, Dr. John H. Holliday, Dr. J. E. Barnette, Bill Davis, F. S. Moody, Charlie Ballenger, Dr. S. I. Coleman, Ralph Wooten, Johnny Bridwell, Henry Jones, John L. Pearson, General Wade and Albert Timms.
        Mr. Batson died Thursday.
        The body is at the home of a son, Paul Batson, at 201 Woodland Dr., Sans Souci Heights. Stilwell Mortuary is in charge.

 
Mrs. Emma B. Batson
        Mrs. Emma B. Batson, resident of Paris Mountain township, died at her home near Travelers Rest at 11 o'clock Monday morning after a year's illness. Mrs. Batson was 52 years of age, and was the wife of David Batson. She was a member of Reedy River Baptist church since childhood.
       Her husband survives her, together with the follow children: Jesse Batson, of Travelers Rest; Mrs. T.G. Hawkins, of Greenville, and J.B. Batson, of Taylors. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. J.S. Rollins, of Greer; and Luther, Jasper and Russell Batson of Travelers Rest, besides a large family connection.
       Funeral services for Mrs. Batson will be held at Reedy River Baptist church at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. H.I. Hester, assisted by the Rev. Ben Davenport, will conduct the services and the interment will be made in the family plot in the church cemetery.

        (Pallbearer information was listed, but was truncated on the copy we made)
        (The Greenville News)
 
Mrs. Florence Batson
      
TRAVELERS REST _ Florence (Avarilla) Hawkins Batson, age 92, of 163 Watson Road, widow of the late Houston Batson, died July 24, 1991, at her home.
         Mrs. Batson was born in Greenville County August 4, 1898. She was a daughter of the late James Barney and Lurana Stewart Hawkins. Mrs. Batson was a retired homemaker, and was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years. Mrs. Batson had been a member at Reedy River Baptist church for over 80 years. She was also active in the WMU of Reedy River Baptist Church and all phases of her church work as long as her health permitted.
         Survivors include three daughters, Miss Beulah Batson of the home, Mrs. James "Thalia" Jones of Travelers Rest, and Mrs. J. G. ``June'' Goodwin of Seoul, Korea, (three sons), Arthur Batson of Travelers Rest, Donald Batson of Easley, and Dreugh Batson of Greenville; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Batson was the last member of her immediate family.
         Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 4 p.m. from Reedy River Baptist Church with the Reverend Gerald Martin and the Reverend Sethie P. Hester officiating.
         Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
         The body is at the Howze Mortuary, and will be placed at the church at 3 p.m. Friday.
         Active pallbearers to meet at the church at 2:45 p.m. Friday are the grandsons: Richard Batson, Ronnie Batson, Keith Batson, Brad Batson, Reggy Batson, Jimmy Jones, Johnny Goodwin, Rudy Jones and Jim Goodwin.
         The Escort of Honor to meet at the church at 3:45 p.m. will be the Mother's Sunday School Class of Reedy River Baptist Church.
         The family will be at the home, 163 Watson Road, Travelers Rest.
         In lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Miracle Hill Children's Home or Reedy River Baptist Church.
         The Howze Mortuary, Funeral Directors, Travelers Rest.
         
(The Greenville News, Friday, July 26, 1991)
 
Frank Batson
         Funeral services for Frank Batson of 114 Loom St., Park Place, will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home by the Rev. Don B. Howell and the Rev. S.P. Hester. Burial will be in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery.
          Pallbearers will be Herman Merrill, Roy Bishop, W.A. Henson, Odell Batson, Broadus Bridges and J.L. Stewart.
          Mr. Batson was a son of the late William Batson and Addie Drummonds Batson, and was born and reared at Travelers Rest. He had lived in Greenville for a number of years.
          Surviving are his widow; four daughters, Mrs. L.L. White, Mrs. Ted Rodgers and Mrs. Bill Collins, of Travelers Rest, and Mrs. W.F. Wilkie of Oak Harbor, Wash.; two sons, Albert T Batson and L.A. Batson, of Travelers Rest; a sister, Mrs. Lester A. Smith of Spartanburg; a brother, John Batson of Travelers Rest and 13 grandchildren.
          The body is at the funeral home.
         
(Compiled from two Greenville News obituaries)
 
Mrs. Geneva Batson
        Mrs. Geneva Ann Poole ``Jevia'' Batson, 90, of 110 Batson Drive, widow of Henry L. Batson, died Thursday.
        Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Irvin and Arlethia Mullinax Poole.
        She was a member of the Berea First Baptist Church, the T.E.L. Class of the Sunday School and the Marion Moorehead Circle. She was formerly a member of Union Bleachery Baptist Church.
        Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Helen) Pardue of Mauldin; a son, Harold M. Batson, Sr.. of Greenville; three sisters, Mrs. Zara Bradley of Taylors, Mrs. Zadie Roberts of Houston, Texas and Mrs. Sciomia Rice of Asheville; a brother, W. Perry Poole of Travelers Rest; two half-sisters, Mrs. Thelma Akers of Baltimore, Maryland and Mrs. Jenelle Sabadosa of Westfield, Mass.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
        Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Berea First Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Douglas N. Baker and Dr. Horace Benjamin. Burial will be in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery.
        The body is at The Mackey Mortuary and will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
        The family is at the home.
        
(The Greenville News, Dec. 24, 1983)
 
Harvey T. Batson
     
Harvey T. Batson, 73, of Route 7, Phillips Trail, died yesterday at 12:05 p.m. at his home following a brief illness and several years of declining health.
        Mr. Batson was born in the Mountain Creek section of Greenville County, a son of the late Joe Batson and Harriet Miller Batson, but spent most of his life in the Reedy River Church section where he was a farmer until his retirement.
        He was a member of the Reedy River Baptist Church and the Men's Bible Class.
        Surviving are his wife Mrs. Nora Turner Batson of the home; three sons, J. M. Batson of Travelers Rest and Ruthel Batson and Lloyd Batson of Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Anie Tate and Mrs. Bertha Bradley of Greenville, a brother Preston Batson of Greenville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
        Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church by Rev. Seth P. Hester. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
        Pallbearers: Hubert Turner, Roy Turner, Alvin Tate, James Tate, and Fletcher Tate and Frank Bradley.
        The body is at the home. The Mackey Mortuary is in charge.

        (The Greenville News, October 1966)
 
Henry Lee Batson
         Henry Lee Batson, 71, of Batson Dr,. in the Berea Community, died Sunday at 5:30 a.m. at his home following 18 months of declining health and a sudden attack.
         Mr. Batson was born in Greenville County, a son of the late Ellis Walker Batson and Anna Drummond Batson. he had spent all of his life in the county.
          In 1925, Mr. Batson became associated with Union Bleachery and worked in the machine shop as a pipe fitter, retiring in 1954.
          He was a member of Union Bleachery Baptist Church and a member of Sam Poe Masonic Lodge 284, A.F.M.
          Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jevia Poole Batson of Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Pardue of Simpsonville; one son, Harold M. Batson of Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Bridwell and Mrs. Betty Ward of Greenville; four brothers, Allen C. Batson, Paul C. Batson, Hovey E. Batson, all of Greenville, and J. Clifton Batson of Lyman, and four grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be conducted today at 2:30 p.m. at Union Bleachery Baptist Church by Rev. C. Leon Chandler, Rev. Wade Griffin and Rev. Seth P. Hester. Burial will be in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery.
          Pallbearers will be Fred Batson, Alvin Bridwell, Melvin Poole, Joe Batson, Roy Bridwell and Ralph Ward.
          Honorary escort will be the Men's Bible Class of Union Bleachery Baptist Church, the members of Sam Poe lodge, Dr. James Barnett, Dr. John C. Muller, E.S. Tillinghast, Roy Aiken, Leonard England, Bob McKinney, Paul Brooks, Homer Farr, Lester Howard and Obie Huff.
          The body is at the home, Batson Dr., in the Berea community,
          The Mackey Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
          
(The Greenville News)
 
Hosea Claude Batson
          Hosea Claude Batson, 84, of 275 Pilot Road, died March 21, 1999 at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.
        Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Hosea W. and Letha Rainey Batson.
        Mr. Batson was retired from Union Bleachery and was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and a member of the Roy Bridwell Sunday School Class.
        Surviving are his wife, Cecil Florence Brown Batson of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Jane Batson of Travelers Rest; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and David Turner, and Judy and Danny Ray, both of Greenville; 5 grandchildren, Donna Burns, Kathy Wilson, Karen Sammons, Tracy Ray and Michelle Taylor; 6 great grandchildren, Nicki, Andrew and Elizabeth Burns, Jonathan and Matthew Wilson and Zachary Sammons.
        Funeral Services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at Howze Mortuary Chapel with burial in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery.
        The family will be at the home.
        Visitation 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the mortuary.
        Memorials may be made to Reedy River Baptist Church Building Fund, 871 N. Hwy. 25, Greenville, SC 29609.
        The Howze Mortuary, Funeral Directors, Travelers Rest in charge of arrangements.

          (The Greenville News,  Tuesday March 23, 1999)
 
Houston L. Batson
    
 
TRAVELERS REST _ Funeral services for Houston L(afayette). Batson will be conducted at Reedy River Baptist Church Friday at 4 p.m. by the Rev. S. P. Hester. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
         Pallbearers will be nephews: Mann, Herman and Tommy Batson, Earl Pitts, Tommy Styles and Jim Hawkins.
         Honorary escort will be the Men's Bible Class of the church and Dr. T. E. Coleman, Dr. Landrum I. McCarrell, Dr. James Barnett, Dr. John Holiday, H. P. Moody, Wallace Dean, Roy Bridwell, S. D. Addis, Bill Few, Will Watson, the Rev. Johnnie Marchbanks and the Rev. C. H. Mount.
         Mr. Batson died Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. after a declining health of one year and a serious illness of several weeks.
         Born in the Travelers Rest section of Greenville County, the son of the late Tom and Rebecca Burns Batson, he lived his life in this community, where he engaged in farming.
        At the time of his illness Mr. Batson was working at Zonolite Corp. of Travelers Rest.
        He was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church and taught the Men's Bible Class for 20 years.
        Surviving also are his wife, Mrs. Florence Hawkins Batson; three daughters, Miss Beulah Batson of the home, Mrs. James Jones of Travelers Rest and Mrs. J. G. Goodwin of Pusan, Korea, whose husband is a missionary there; three sons, Arthur J., Donald H. and Dreugh H. Batson of Travelers Rest; seven grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. C. E. Pitts of Easley, Mrs. Laton Styles of Travelers Rest and Mrs. G. W. Bridwell of Duncan, five brothers, J. N, T. M. W. T., W. D Batson of Travelers Rest and H. B. Batson of Greenville.
        After 3 p.m. today, the body will be at the home, but will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Friday.
        The family respectfully requests that flowers be omitted, those desiring to do so may make donations to the building fund of Reedy River Church.
        O'Dell Funeral Home is in charge.
        
(The Greenville News, Thursday, April 21, 1960)
 
Mrs. Irene Evans Batson
         TRAVELERS REST _ Irene Evans Batson, 74, of 5 Center St,. widow of John B. Batson, died Sunday at 5:25 p.m. at a Greenville hospital.
         She was born in Greenville, daughter of the late Masserner and Carolina Rainey Evans, and was a member of Enoree Baptist Church. She spent her entire life in the Travelers Rest area.
         Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clyde E. (Hazel) Sinyard of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. James A. (Earline) Segars of Greenville; two sons Carlos O. Baptist (sic) (Batson) of Travelers Rest and John Batson Jr. of Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Moore of Greenville; two brothers, L.C. Evans of Travelers Rest and Walter Evans of Greenville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
         Funeral arrangements will be announced by Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.
        
(The Greenville News)
 
John Austin Batson
         Mr. John Austin Batson died at his residence in East avenue yesterday morning at 11:30 o'clock after a year-long illness. He was in his 51st year. He was confined to his room for over six months.
         Mr. Batson was well known in this county, having conducted a store on Coffee streets for several years.
         He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy Batson, who was Miss Wise before her marriage; two daughters, Misses Mary and Nanie; and three sons, Jones, Hugh and Albert. His mother, one brother and six sisters also survive him.
         He was a member of the First Baptist church. His funeral will be held this afternoon at three o'clock at the Reedy River Baptist church. The services will be conducted by Rev. Z.T. Cody of the First Baptist church. The interment will be in the church cemetery at Reedy River.

         (The Greenville News, Saturday, April 9, 1910)
 
John Batson
          John Batson, 76, retired painting contractor, of 5 Center St., Travelers Rest, died at a Greer nursing home at 2 p.m. Monday after a long period of declining health.
          Born Dec. 17, 1886, he was a son of the late William D. and Addie Drummonds Batson, and had spent his entire life in the Travelers Rest section.
          He was a member of the Reedy River Baptist Church.
          Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Evans Batson of the home; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Smith of Pauline; two daughters, Mrs. Earline Segars of Greenville and Mrs. Clyde E. Sinyard of Boise, Idaho; two sons, Carlos O. and John Batson Jr. of Travelers Rest, and three grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. S.P. Hester , Rev. S.W. Jolly and J.N. Batson at the Reedy River Baptist Church Wednesday at 3 p.m.. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
          Pallbearers will be Alvin Batson, Douglas Batson, Posey Hice, George Brady, James Willis and Paul Robertson.
          Honorary escort will be deacons of the Reedy River Baptist Church.
          After 10 a.m. today the body will be at the home.
          Funeral arrangements are by Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.
        
 (The Greenville News, Dec. 18-19, 1962)
 
Jasper T. Batson
        Jasper T. Batson, life-long resident of Greenville county, died at a Columbia hospital early Sunday morning following five months of serious illness.
        Mr. Batson was a son of the late Jordan A. and Elizabeth (Dearman) Batson.
        During his active years he engaged in farming. He was 68.
        He was a member of Reedy River Baptist church.
        Mr. Batson is survived by one brother, Russell G. Batson, and a number of nieces and nephews.
        Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11:30 o'clock at Reedy River Baptist church, conducted by Dr. W.R. Lambert, assisted by Rev. R.D. Gregg and Rev. S.P. Hester. Interment will be in Reedy River Baptist church cemetery.
        Pallbearers will be Jim Gregory, Joe B. Green, Allen League, Tave Batson, Hawkins Ashmore and D.E. Smith. They will meet at the residence of Russell G. Batson at 10:45 a.m.
        Meeting at the church at 11:20 to compose the honorary escort will be the board of deacons of the church, with Frank Brown, Z.P. Batson, R.L. Green, J.N. Batson, W.J. Edwards, T.M. Batson, W.S. Marchbanks and Dr. S.R. Gaston.
        Pending the hour of the series the body is at the residence of his brother.
       
(Compiled from two Greenville News obituaries)
 
J.A. Batson
        Jordan A. Batson, one of the old citizens of Paris Mountain township, died at his home Sunday night after a short illness of pneumonia. He was 71 years of age.
        Mr. Batson was a veteran of the war between the states and served as a courier in Earle's battery. He was severely wounded in the battle of Honey Hill and had been a cripple since that time. He was a good and useful citizen and a member of the Reedy River church, where the funeral services were held yesterday at 4 o'clock.
        Mrs. Batson and five children, Luther, Jasper and Russell Batson and Mrs. Annie Rollins, of Anderson, and Mrs. David Batson, survive besides many other relatives and friends who will mourn their loss.

          (The Greenville News)
 
Lee Batson
         Funeral services for Lee Batson, 85, who died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.M Anderson, 207 Lois St., Camperdown, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Clyde Johnson and the Rev. S.P. Hester and interment will be in the family plot in the church cemetery.
         Six grandchildren will be pallbearers: Ben L. Landreth, Raymond Landreth, Roy Landreth, Jack Anderson, Willard Batson and Bobby Batson.
         Honorary pallbearers will be J.H. Huff, W.P. Castleberry, Frank Huff, R.E. Dill, Noah Lowe, Blythe Jones, J.M. Grogan, Haywood Bruce, Sydney Bruce, Dr. B.A. Bishop, William Marchbanks, Fred Marchbanks, John Goodwin, Larry Erwin and Alvin C. Mason.
         The active pallbearers will meet at the home at 3:20 p.m. and the honorary escort at the church at 3:30 p.m.
         He was born November 5, 1867 in the Travelers Rest section and lived his early life there. For 35 years Mr. Batson had been a resident of the Camperdown community and in recent years had lived with his daughter at 207 Lois St.
         He was a member of the Travelers Rest Baptist Church.
         The body is at the home.
        
(The Greenville News, Thursday, April 16, 1953)
 
Miss Myrtle Batson
William Batson
      
Funeral services for Myrtle Batson, 11, and her brother, William Batson, 7, children of Mr. and Mrs. John Batson of the Montague section, will be held from the Reedy River Baptist church this morning at 11 o'clock. The Rev. S. W. Jolly, pastor of Monaghan Baptist church, will officiate, and interment will be Reedy River church cemetery.
         The little girl was instantly killed and the boy died a few hours later from injuries received when run over by a truck Monday afternoon on the Buncombe road, five miles from the city. Mrs. Batson and her three children had been visiting and were returning home when the accident occurred. She carried the youngest child, Erline, in her arms. The mother was slightly hurt, but the child was unharmed.
         Mr. and Mrs. Batson are well known in the community in which they live and have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.
         Surviving are the parents, one sister, Erline; one brother, Odell Batson and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Evins and Mr. and Mrs. Will Batson, all of Greenville county. Pending the hour of the funeral the bodies will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Batson near Rainola on the Buncombe road.
         The following will serve as pallbearers: James Watkins, George Burns, Beattie Wade, Jr., and Ernest Hudson. Misses Gladys Watkins, Helen Mauldin, Estelle Watkins and Davis Wade.

 
Miss Nannie Caroline Batson
      
TRAVELERS REST _ Nannie Caroline Batson, 94, of 105 Dean Williams Road, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999.
         Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Nancy Wise Batson.
         Retired office secretary: Drs. Jervey and Goforth.
         Member: Augusta Road Baptist Church.
         Survivors: a great-niece, Keppie R. Ledford of Travelers Rest.
         Graveside services: 3 p.m. Monday at Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Floyd Parker and Rev. Raymond Burrows officiating. -- The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive.

        (The Greenville News)
 
Mrs. Nora T. Batson
       
Nora Turner Batson, 87, of Route 7, Phillips Trail Road, died Thursday.
          Surviving are her son, Ruthel H. Batson of Greenville; and sisters, Hassie T. Tate of Spartanburg and Nettie T. Sloan of Greenville.
          Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Reedy River Baptist Church.
          Visitation: 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.
           (The Greenville News, Dec. 4, 1982) 
 
Mrs. Ruby Massey Batson
      
Ruby Massey Batson, 77, of Phillips Trail, died Feb. 11, 1997, at her home following a period of declining health.
         She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
         Surviving are two sisters, Grace M. Jones of Greenville and Betty S. Sweeny of Thompson, Ga.; and two brothers, Ralph Massey of Lincolnton, N.C., and James Chambers of Easley.
         Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel, with burial in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery.
         Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
         The family is at the home of Mickey Simmons, 1100 N. Parker Road, Greenville.
          
(The Greenville News)
 
Russell G. Batson
            Russell G. Batson of Bates Township, lifelong resident of Greenville County, died at his home Saturday morning at 10:36 o'clock following a long period of declining health.
          Mr. Batson was a son of the late Jordan A. and Elizabeth (Dearman) Batson, pioneer residents of the same community in which Mr. Batson had lived all of his life. He was 70 years old and had retired as a farmer.
          Mr. Batson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Travelers Rest. For many years he served as a member of the Board of Deacons and as a teacher in the Sunday School.
          He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Decie McCauley Batson; one son, Stanley Batson; one daughter, Mrs. Amilee (T.M.) Hatchette, both of Greenville, two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
          Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. T.E. Belcher, Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the First Baptist Church of Travelers Rest. Interment will be on the family plot in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery.
          Pallbearers will meet at the church at 4:50 p.m.: Jordan Batson, J.B. Batson, Milton Rollins, Henry McCauley, James Duncan and Broadus McCauley.
         Members of the board of deacons and the Men's Bible Class of the church, with Dr. T.E. Coleman, W.J.I. Edwards, Calvert Batson, Harry McCall and Mitchell Batson will compose the honorary escort.
         The body is at the home, where it will remain until 4 p.m. Sunday, when it will be placed in the church to line in state until the hour of service.
         
 (The Greenville News)
 
Ruthel Batson
           Ruthel Batson, 74, of 244 Phillips Trail, died May 10, 1995, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center following a period of declining health.
         He was a retired plumber and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
         He was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church and the Fellowship Bible Class of the Sunday school.
         Surviving is his wife, Ruby Massey Batson. He was predeceased by his parents, Harvey T. and Nora Turner Batson and two brothers, J.M. Batson and Lloyd Batson.
         Services: Graveside, 3 p.m. Friday at Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Revs. Gerald Martin and S.P. Hester.
         Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.

          (The Greenville News)
 
W. D. Batson
      
Mr. W. D. Batson, a prominent citizen of Travelers Rest, died on yesterday afternoon, age 83 years. His funeral services will be at Reedy River church probably this afternoon. He leaves a large family connection.
         
(The Greenville News, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1909)
 
Leander Pinckney Bayne
        Leander Pinckney Bayne, better known as ``Pink,'' died Saturday night at 7:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ford Batson, Route 3 Greenville, near Travelers Rest.
        Mr. Bayne was born February 9, 1866, in Transylvania county, N.C., a son of the late Alexander and Mahuilda Shipman Bayne. Forty-three years ago, he came to this state and located in the Travelers Rest section, where he had since lived. During his active years he was engaged in farming.
        For a number of years he had been a member of Reedy River Baptist church.
        His wife, the late Mrs. Susan Capps Bayne, died eight years ago.
        He is survived by the following children: Mrs. J.N. Batson, Mrs. E.J. Stockton, H.O., E.R, and Carl Bayne, Mrs. Ford Batson, Mrs. O.C. Kelley and Paul Bayne; 49 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
        In addition to four daughters and five sons, he is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Jack Friddle, Paris Mountain; Mrs. Charlie Huggins, Horse Shoe, N.C., R.A. Bayne, Greenville, and H.O. Bayne, Woodruff.
       Funeral services will be held from Reedy River Baptist Church this afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. T.E. Belcher officiating. Interment will be made in the church cemetery plot.
       Active pallbearers: John Baker, Olin Bayne, Willis Bayne, Fred Bayne, Eugene Bayne and Cardinal Bayne.
       Honorary pallbearers: Dr. S.R. Gaston, Dr. J.E. Norris, W.H. Vest, W.L. Stanley, John McCalister, O.E. Clark, J.H. McDaniel, R.E. Benson, J.C. Roe, Pick Williams, Allen League, R.E. Batson, T.M. Batson, Z.P. Batson,. Bub Hill, F.M.Edwards, P.B. Batson, John Hart and Frank Burns.
       Until the hour of the service the body is at the home of Mrs. Ford Batson, route 3, Greenville.
     
  (Compiled from two Greenville News obituaries)
 
Mrs. Susan Bayne
        Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Bayne, age 60, who died at her home near Travelers Rest Wednesday night after an extended illness, will be held from the Reedy River Baptist church at 11 o'clock this morning, conducted by Rev. S.W. Jolly, assisted by Rev. P.H. Hughes. The interment will follow in the church cemetery.
        The following nephews of the deceased will serve as pallbearers, C.W. Bayne, J.C. Bayne, L.O. Bayne, W.T. Bayne, F.S. Bayne and James Friddle.
         Mrs. Bayne was a native of North Carolina, but had spent the greater part of her life in the Travelers Rest section. She was a member of Reedy River Baptist church and highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends.
         Surviving are her husband, L.P. Bayne, five daughters, Mrs. J.N. Batson, Mrs. Ellie Wells, Mrs. E.J. Stockton, Misses Alice and Elizabeth Bayne, all of Travelers Rest; five sons, L.S., H.S., Euliss, Carl and Paul Bayne of Travelers Rest, in addition to 25 grandchildren.
         The following sisters and brothers also surviving: Mrs. Perry McDowell, Mrs. Eliza Camp, Mrs. Mary Ballard and Mitchell Capps, all of Zirconia, N.C.
         
(The Greenville News)
 
Mrs. Annie Watson Benson
        Mrs. Annie Watson Benson, widow for the late Thomas W. Benson, died Monday at 11:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thalia Allen, 1521 Palm Avenue, Jacksonville, Fla.
        Mrs. Benson's death followed eight months of declining health.
        She was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Cunningham) Watson and was born in Greenville County May 30, 1969, and had made her home here until three years ago when she went to Jacksonville to live with her daughter.
        She was a member of the Christian Church in Jacksonville.
        Mrs. Benson is survived by two sons T.L. Benson of Columbia, J.H. Benson of Greer, and three daughters Mrs. Allen of Jacksonville, Mrs. T.J. Bentley and Mrs. Lawton P. Langston, both of Greenville.
        She is also survived by two brothers Tom Watson of Travelers Rest, Archie Watson of Meridian, Miss., and three sisters, Mrs. J.A. Raffield of Sumter, Mrs. Merle Hardin of Savannah, Ga., and Mrs. Belle Gilreath of Jacksonville. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. S.P. Hester and Dr. Charles F. Nabers, and interment will be made on the family plot in the church cemetery.
        The following are asked to serve as active pallbearers and to meet at the Mackey Mortuary at 10:15 o'clock: Eugene B. Watson, W.N. Cooper, Paul Watson, Merle McKinney, Jay J. Watson and Roy Anderson.
        The body of Mrs. Benson arrived in Greenville at 1 o'clock this afternoon and was taken to the Mackey Mortuary, where it will remain until the hour of departure for the church.

          (Compiled from two Greenville News obituaries)
 
Mrs. Jo F. Benson
        Mrs. Jo. F. (Aunt Jo) Benson, 97, of Tigerville Rd. Travelers Rest, widow of W.W. Benson, died Monday at 11:30 p.m. at a Marietta Hospital after a prolonged illness.
        A native of Pickens County and a daughter of the late Joseph Redden and Carolyn Turner Freeman, she had lived most of her life in the Travelers Rest community.
        She was a member of Secona Baptist Church in Pickens.
        Surviving are two stepdaughters, Mrs. Mitchell Montgomery of Travelers Rest and Mrs. F.E. Edwards of Greenville, and two stepsons, R. Earl Benson of Travelers Rest and Paul Benson of Anderson.
        Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at The Mackey Mortuary by the Rev. C.C. Thomas. Burial will be in Reedy River Baptist Church cemetery.
        The body is at the mortuary.
        
(The Greenville News, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1960)
 
William T. (Thomas W.?) Benson
        
 Funeral services for William Thomas Benson, 73, who died at his residence, 103 Tindal Avenue, Saturday night at 10:25 o'clock after an illness of several years, will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Reedy River Baptist church, the Rev. S.W. Jolly officiating, assisted by the Rev. Fant Jones. Interment will be in the Reedy River cemetery.
          Serving as active pallbearers will be James Watson, Hugh Anderson, William Watson, J. Watson, Gary Benson and Walter McKinney, and they are requested to meet at the residence at 2:45 o'clock.
          The honorary escort will be composed of the following, and they are to meet at the residence at 2:45 o'clock: F.W. Kiser, Ernest Kay, Charles Gonzales, S.D. Gibson, J.W. Batson, R.L. Boling, Charles S. Young and Marion Crisp.
          Mr. Benson was born and reared at Travelers Rest.
          He was a member of the Augusta Road Baptist church.
          Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Watson Benson, city; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Bentley and Mrs. Lawton Langston, Greenville; and Mrs. Thalia Allen, Tallahassee, Florida; two sons, T.L. Benson, Williston , and J.H. Benson, Greenville; four sisters, Mrs. James S. Bates and Mrs. Walter Hamilton of Greenville; Mrs. R.A. Dalton, Piedmont; and Mrs. W.T. Batson, Marietta; three brothers, J.P. Benson, Charlotte, N.C.; Riley Benson , Greenville; and Jess Benson of Memphis, Tenn. Fourteen grandchildren also survive.
          The body will remain at the residence until the hour of the service.
          
(The Greenville News)
 
William Wheeler Benson
         William Wheeler Benson, 92, member of an old and prominent upper Greenville county family, died at a Travelers Rest hospital Sunday afternoon following two weeks of illness which preceded several months of failing health. (sic).
         
Born in the section in which his death occurred, Mr. Benson had spent his entire life in varying pursuits, including farming and as a general merchant at one time.
          For a long period he had been active in denominational affairs of the Baptist church, serving two churches as a deacon for more than 50 years. His membership was at the Travelers Rest Baptist church, and at one time during his membership there he served as clerk of the Enoree Baptist church.
          When efforts were begun to establish the North Greenville Baptist academy at Tigerville, Mr. Benson was one of the group of early trustees responsible for its building, serving 37 years as a trustee and when failing health made necessary for him to resign, he was elected an honorary life trustee of the school. He served also as a trustee of the Travelers Rest School district.
           Mr. Benson was a member of Cedar camp, Woodmen of the World. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Cora Hawkins of Cartersville, Ga. Surviving this marriage are three (four?) sons, Dr. Charles P. Benson, formerly a practicing physician of Greenville but now with the Veterans administration of Augusta., Me; R. Earle Benson of Travelers Rest, Maj. Walter W. Benson of Greenwood and Paul H. Benson of Columbia; two daughters, Mrs. C.M. Montgomery of Travelers Rest and Mrs. E.E. Edwards of Greenville. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. His second wife, who survives him, was formerly Miss Joe Freeman, of Pickens.
            Funeral services for Mr. Benson will be held at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning at Travelers Rest Baptist church. Until 9:30 o'clock the body will remain at Mackey mortuary, at which time it will rest in the church until the funeral hour.
            
(The Greenville News)
 
Carroll Black
       
Carroll McTeir Black, 82, of 9 Orchid Drive, died Monday.
          He was retired owner and operator of Black Tire and Recapping.
          Surviving are his son, Edward C. Black of Greenville; daughters, Dorothy B. Nichols of Greenville and Mary B. Childs of Easley; and sisters, Mrs.. Frank Reese Jr. of Spartanburg and Mrs. Earl McElahanon of Clinton.
          Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Reedy River Baptist Church.
          Visitation: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest. Memorials may be made to the Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
             (
The Greenville News, Jan. 19, 1983)
 
Mrs. Mae Black
     
 
Mae Frances W. Black, 81, of 9 Orchid Drive, Greenville, died Sunday.
          She was a retired employee of Efirds Department Story and Black Tire Co. and was a former schoolteacher at Cheddar Elementary School, Belton.
          Surviving are her husband, Carroll McTeir Black; a son, E. C. Black of Greenville; daughters, Mrs. Morris E. Nichols of Greenville and Mrs. Morris L. Childs of Easley.
         Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Reedy River Baptist Church.
         Visitation: 7-9 p.m. Monday at The Howze Mortuary.

            (The Greenville News, May 11, 1981)
 
Mrs. Callie Lindsay Bolton
          Callie Lindsay Bolton, 79, of 508 Highlawn Ave., Riverside Community, died Thursday.
         She was affiliated with Evangel Assembly of God of Powdersville.
         Surviving are a daughter, Patsy B. Bayne of Greenville; four sisters, Ruby L. Lee of Easley, Beuna L. Moore of Greenville, Mollie L,. Palmer of Georgia and Norma L. Southers of Shelby, N.C.; and a brother, Hayes Lindsay of Melbourne, Fla.
         Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery.
         Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.
         The family is at the home of Patsy B. Bayne, 506 Highlawn Ave., Greenville.
         
(The Greenville News, Friday, July 4, 1986)
 
William C. Bolton
         William C. Bolton, 53, lifelong resident of Greenville, died at a local hospital at 3:50 o'clock yesterday morning following eight months of illness.
         Mr. Bolton was a son of the late William Bolton and Mrs. Annie Brissie Bolton Berry. He was a graduate of Greenville High School and for some time following his graduation, worked at The Greenville News. He later became associated with the Greenville Fire Department, where he served under the late Chief Scott. In recent years he had been with the Observer Printing Company, and with the Ludlam Printing Company, having retired some months ago because of declining health.
         Mr. Bolton was a veteran of World War I, having been discharged on March 19, 1919, He also enlisted for services during World War II.
         He was a member of the First Assembly of God.
         He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Callie Lindsey Bolton, the residence being on the New Buncombe Rd., near the Pines; by one daughter, Mrs. G.J. Burton, of this city, and by one adopted son, Lawrence Burton, also of Greenville.
         His mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. John O. Berry, Greenville, also survive, as do two step-brothers: Clyde Berry and Johnny Berry, Galveston, Tex., and three grandchildren.
         Funeral arrangements have not be completed, but the services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Assembly of God Church, conducted by the Rev. C.E. Gould, the Rev. L.D. Staton of Greer, the Rev. Leroy Gray of Easley and the Rev. Walter Satterfield of Greer.
         The body will be taken to the home Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock to await the hour of the services, further announcements concerning which will be made from the offices of James F. Mackey & Sons, Morticians.
        
(The Greenville News, Friday, April 10, 1953)
 
Crawford Bowers
   
    
Crawford Bowers, 81, of 220 Richmond Drive, Richmond Hills, died Saturday.
          He was a retired produce salesman; a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
          Surviving are his wife, Rose Moore Bowers of the home; two brothers, Broadus Bowers of Greenville and Bunyan Bowers of Travelers Rest; and a sister, Mae Barnette of Greenville.
          Services: 4 p.m. Monday at Reedy River Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
          Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest.
          
(The Greenville News, March 24, 1985)
 
Mrs.  Effie Bowers
             EAST FLAT ROCK, N.C. _ Effie Fisher Bowers, 81, Highland Lake Road, died Thursday.
          She was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church in Travelers Rest, S.C.
          Surviving are three sisters, Josie Thompson, Belle Owensby and Florence Case, all of Hendersonville, N.C.
          Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church Street Chapel of the Shepherd's Funeral Home, Hendersonville, N.C.
          Burial will be in the Reedy River Baptist Church cemetery, Travelers Rest, S.C.
          Visitation: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

           (The Greenville News, Friday, April 27, 1984)
 
Kenneth M. Bowers
          Kenneth M. Bowers, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bowers of Duncan Road, Travelers Rest, who was fatally injured in an auto accident Saturday night, died in a Greenville Hospital yesterday.
          He was a lifelong resident of Travelers Rest and a former student at Travelers Rest High School. He was employed at Batson's Super Market.
          He was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
          Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church by the Rev. Seth P. Hester, assisted by the Rev. Woodrow Pinson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
          Pallbearers will be Odell Dill, Carl Bowers, Fred Barbare, Carol Bowers, Woody Childs and Crawford Bowers.
          Honorary escort will be the deacons with the church with Alton Batson, Ralph Batson, Harvey Davis, Charlie Hester, J.B. Duncan, Earl Duncan, James Sloan, Troy Bishop, H.C. Meares, Ode Bayne, B.N. Anderson, Jim Vernon, Hugh Ivey, Perry Poole, Dr. L.I. McCarrell, Dr. J.H. Holliday, Dr. James Barnett, Dr. Stanley Coleman, Dr. T.E. Coleman, Dr. W.H. Martin, Major Door, Dr. Leslie C. Meyer and John Lockaby.
          The body will be at the home after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Stilwell Mortuary is in charge.
           
(The Greenville News)
 
William Bowers
          HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. _ William M. Bowers, 72, died Friday afternoon at his home at Flat Rock, N.C.
          He moved to Flat Rock from Travelers Rest a year ago. He was a retired farmer.
          Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Essie (Effie) Fisher Bowers; and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Dill of Travelers Rest.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Reedy River Baptist Church near Travelers Rest by the Rev. Mr. Hester. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
          Nephews will be pallbearers.
          Honorary escort will be Henry Gilreath, David Thompson, Ralph Owens, Blythe Hill, Dr. J.L. Gardener, Dr. Stanley Coleman, Dr. T.E. Coleman, Dr. Morton and John McDowell.
          The body is at Jackson Funeral Home.
           
(The Greenville News)
 
Miss Doris Okether Bradley
           Doris Okether Bradley, 17-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Bradley of 22 Stephenson street, Union Bleachery, died at a local hospital early yesterday morning as a result of burns received late Friday afternoon at the home of her parents. Mrs. Bradley had just kindled a fire in the living room and stepped out into the yard. The little girls seized the afternoon paper, which had just been delivered, and held it to the fire, igniting her clothing. Mrs. Bradley used an apron in extinguishing the flames, but death resulted after a few hours. She was the only child of her parents.
She is survived by her parents and paternal grandparents., Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Bradley, and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Poole.
          Funeral services will be held this morning at 11 o'clock at Union Bleachery Baptist church, conducted by the Rev. W.P. Hall, and interment will be in the Reedy River Baptist church cemetery.
          The following will be the pallbearers: Agnes Poole, Grace Taylor, Lillian Starkey and Elizabeth McClure.

             (The Greenville News, Sunday, Oct. 28, 1928)
 
Mrs.  Minnie Lee Bridges
         Mrs. Minnie Lee Springfield Bridges, 86, of 204 Von Hollen Drive, widow of W.T. Bridges, died Saturday at 12:05 p.m. at a local hospital.
         She was born in North Carolina, a daughter of the late Will and Mary Waldrop Springfield. She had made her home in Greenville county since she was seven years old. She was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
         Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Nellie Mauldin, Mrs. Ruth Mauldin, Mrs. Mary Mauldin, Mrs. Jeanette Fox and Mrs. Maude Turner of Greenville; there sons, Young Bridges, Broadus Bridges and Marshall Bridges of Greenville; there sisters, Mrs. Hattie Bell Suddeth and Mrs. Mary Hester of Greenville and Mrs. Bettie Robinson of Travelers Rest; two brothers, Henry Springfield of Greenville and Goodlett Springfield of Travelers Rest; 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
          Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 3 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church by the Rev. Seth P. Hester. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
          The family will receive friends at The Mackey Mortuary from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Monday.
          
(The Greenville News)
 
Mrs.  Susie Bruce Bridges
         Mrs. Susie Bruce Bridges, 54, of the Poinsett Highway, Rt. 7, wife of W.Y. Bridges, died suddenly at 10:15 a.m. at Travelers Rest. She had been in declining health for some time.
         Mrs. Bridges was born in Greenville County, a daughter of E.A. Bruce and the late Daisy Edwards Bruce. She had spent her entire life in the county.
         She was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church and the TEL Sunday School Class of the church.
         Surviving also are her father, E.A. Bruce, of the Berea community; a daughter, Mrs. David Lenderman; three sons, Virgil, Donnie B. and Charles E. Bridges; a sister. Mrs. James Owens; three brothers, Ernest, Roscoe and R.E. Bruce of Greenville; and four grandchildren.
         Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church by the Rev. Seth P. Hester and the Rev. J. Sam Shaw. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
         The body will be taken to the home at 11 a.m. today.
         The Mackey Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
        
(The Greenville News)
 
William T. Bridges
         William T. (Aus) Bridges), 80, retired farmer of Greenville, Rt. 7, died at his home Saturday at 2:30 p.m. following two years of illness.
         Mr. Bridges was a native and lifelong resident of Greenville, a son of the late Will and Mary (Burns) Bridges. He was a member of Cedar Camp, Woodmen of the World and of Reedy River Baptist Church.
         Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Springfield Bridges; five daughters, Mrs. Nellie Mauldin, Mrs. Ruth Mauldin and Mrs. Mary Mauldin of Greenville; Mrs. Janette Fox and Mrs. Maude Turner, both of Travelers Rest; three sons, W.Y. Bridges, Broadus Bridges and Marshall Bridges, all of Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Alice Duncan of Travelers Rest; 28 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
         Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church by the Rev. Seth Hester, Dr. B.F. Rogers and the Rev. Harry Smith.
         Pallbearers will be Frank Watkins, J.C. Bridges, Otto Edwards, Sloan Duncan, Leo Bridges and Ralph Robinson.
         The honorary escort will be the Men's Bible Class of Reedy River Baptist Church with Willie Weaver, Luther Hall, H.V. Barker, Dr. W.H. Powe, Dr. W.H. Powe Jr., Dr. Richard H. Butler, Jim Snyder, Paul Foster, John Burns, Walter E. Turner and Henry Rogers.
         The body is at the home on N. Parker Rd. It will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m. Stilwell Mortuary is in charge.
         
(Compiled from two Greenville News obituaries)
 
Young Bridges
           William Young Bridges, 67, of Rt. 7, Poinsett Highway, died Friday.
           A native of Greenville County, he was a son of the late William Thomas and Minnie Springfield Bridges. He was a retired County Rabies Control Officer and a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
           Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bida Elliott Bridges; one daughter, Mrs. David Lenderman of Greenville; three sons, William Virgle, Donnie and Charles E. Bridges of Greenville; three stepdaughters, Mrs. W.T. Holcombe of Asheville, N.C.; Mrs. Carl Gosnell and Mrs. Alvin Smith of Taylors; a stepson, B.L. Corbin of Greenville; five sisters, Mrs. Nellie Mauldin, Mrs. Mary Mauldin, Mrs. Ruth Mauldin and Mrs. Maude Turner of Greenville and Mrs. Jeanette Fox of Travelers rest; two brothers, Broadus Bridges and Marshall Bridges of Greenville; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
            Funeral services will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
            The body will be at the home of Mrs. David Lenderman, Rt. 7, Poinsett Highway, Saturday afternoon. _ The Mackey Mortuary
           
(The Greenville News)
 
Mrs. Alice Batson Bridwell
          Alice Batson Bridwell, 91, of View Mont Drive, Rout 7, widow of Joseph H. Bridwell, died Tuesday.
          Born in Greenville County, she was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church and the Homebound Department of the Sunday School.
          Surviving are sons, J. Alvin and Roy K. Bridwell of Greenville; George W. Bridwell of Duncan and Clyde C. Bridwell of Travelers Rest; a sisters, Betty B. Ward of Greenville; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
          The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
          Funeral services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Reedy River Baptist Church; burial in the church cemetery. _ Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.
          
(Compiled from two Greenville News obituaries, Wednesday Oct. 18 and Thursday Oct. 19, 1978)
 

The Rev. Billy Joe Bridwell
     
FLORENCE _ The Rev. Billy Joe Bridwell, 44, of 2401 Claussen Road. formerly, of Greenville. husband of Rose Land Spake Bridwell, died Thursday.
        Born at Duncan. he was a son of J. Alvin and Mary Sue Hester Bridwell of Greenville, a graduate of Furman University and Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Tex., pastor of Greenwood Baptist Church in Florence and former pastor of East North Street Baptist Church in Greenville.
        Surviving also are a daughter, Rene Suzanne Bridwell of the home; and sons, Blake Anthony and Joseph Lane Bridwell of the home.
       The body is being returned to Greenville and services will be announced by Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.

         (The Greenville News, Friday, June 1, 1979)
 

J. Alvin Bridwell
    
Joseph Alvin Bridwell, 82, of 2825 Poinsett Highway, died June 20, 1994, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center following a period of declining health. He retired from the U.S. post office, Greenville and Park Place stations, as a carrier.
       He was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church where he was a former deacon.
       Surviving is a brother, Roy K. Bridwell of Greenville.
       Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reedy River Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.
       The family is at the residence.

          (The Greenville News)
 
Clyde Bridwell
     
Clyde C. Bridwell, 77, of 209 Rockview Drive, died Feb. 26, 1993, at his home after a brief illness.
        He was an employee of Sullivan Hardware Co. before he retired and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
        He was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
        Surviving are his wife, Lois Wilbanks Bridwell; a son, Larry Bridwell of Eutawville; a stepson, Donald Kirkland of Travelers Rest; two stepdaughters, Donna Walker and Diane Hardin, both of Travelers Rest; and two brothers, Alvin Bridwell and Roy Bridwell, both of Greenville.
        Services: Sunday at Reedy River Baptist Church at a time to be announced, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. The family is at the residence.

         (The Greenville News)
 
George W. Bridwell
   
 
George Washington Bridwell, 73, of Route 7, Viewmont Dr., husband of Alethia Batson Bridwell, died Saturday.
        Born in Greenville County he was a son of the late Joseph Hampton and Alice Batson Bridwell.
        He was a retired machinist with Lyman Printing and Finishing Co., and was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church and a member of the Men's Bible Class. He was also a member of Duncan Lodge No. 309, AFM.
        Surviving in addition to his wife are three brothers, J. Alvin Bridwell and Roy K. Bridwell, both of Greenville and Clyde C. Bridwell of Travelers Rest.
        Services: 4 p.m. today at Reedy River Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.
        The family is at the residence.
        
(The Greenville News, Monday, March 26, 1984)
 
Joseph Hampton Bridwell
         Joseph Hampton Bridwell, 72, died at a local hospital Tuesday at 5 p.m. after six years of declining health and one day of serious illness.
         He was born in the Lima Church section of Greenville County, a son of the late George and Polly Burns Bridwell. he had spent most of his life in the Reedy River Community. The family home is on Patrol Road off New Buncombe Road.
         Mr. Bridwell was a retired farmer and a member of Reedy River Baptist Church. He was a former deacon and member of the Men's Bible Class and took an active interest in all phases of church life.
         Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alice Batson Bridwell; four sons, Roy K. and Alvin Bridwell of Greenville, George Bridwell of Duncan, Clyde C. Bridwell of Travelers Rest; one brother, John H. Bridwell of Greenville; and one sister, Miss Lida Ann Bridwell of Greenville.
         Funeral services will be conducted at Reedy River Baptist Church Thursday at 4 p.m. by the Rev. S.P. Hester and Dr. S.J. Gardner. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
         Pallbearers will be Beattie Wade Jr., Frank Watkins, Floyd Hester, Wallace Dean, Ruthel Duncan and Marel Huckaby.
         Members of the Men's Bible Class, the board of deacons and former deacons of the church with Dr. Landrum I. McCarrell will form the honorary escort.
         Pallbearers will meet at the home at 3:30 p.m. and honorary escort at the church at 3:50 p.m. The body is at the home of his son, Roy K. Bridwell on Patrol Rd., off New Buncombe Road.
        
(Compiled from two Greenville News obituaries)
 
Lida Ann Bridwell
    
  Lida Ann Bridwell, 96, of 146 Montague Road, died March 11, 1987 at Oakmont Nursing Center West of natural causes.
        She was born in Greenville County, S.C., Oct. 31, 1890, a daughter of the late George and Polly Ann Burns Bridwell. She was the oldest member of Reedy River Baptist Church and was also a member of the Mothers' Sunday School Class of Reedy River Baptist Church. She was active in all phases of church work as long as her health permitted. She was a retired farmer and also a member of the WMU at the church. She was predeceased by a son, Walter L. Bridwell, who died in 1970.
        Survivors include a granddaughter, Mrs. Polly Reese of Greenville; a daughter-in-law, Emma Bridwell Childress, also of Greenville; two great-granddaughters, Mrs. Yvonne V. Nuckolls and Miss Ann Vernon, both of Greenville; one great-grandson, John (Mickey) Vernon of Greenville; and one great-great-granddaughter, Miss. Loren Brown of Greenville.
        Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church, with the Rev. S.P. Hester and the Rev. Gerald Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
        The body is at the Howze Mortuary, where the family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
        The family will be at the home of Polly and Troy Reese, 140 Montague Road, Greenville, S.C.
        The Howze Mortuary, Funeral Directors, Travelers Rest.
        
(The Greenville News)
 
Mrs. Mae Belle Bridwell
    
 
TRAVELERS REST _ Mae Belle Goldsmith Bridwell, 67, of 28 Tolar Road, died Sunday.
         She was a retired employee of J. P. Stevens & Co., Parker Plant, and was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church. She sang for several years with the Goldsmith Sisters Trio.
         Surviving are her husband, Clyde C. Bridwell; a son, Larry C. Bridwell of the U. S. Navy in Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert J. (Ruth) Styles and Mrs. Henry (Marie) Looper, both of Travelers Rest, and a brother, Roy M. Goldsmith of Travelers Rest.
         Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Reedy River Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
         Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.
         The family is at the home.
         
(The Greenville News, Aug. 12, 1985)
 
Mrs. Mary Sue Bridwell
      
Mary Sue Hester Bridwell, 79, of 2825 Poinsett Highway, died Jan. 8, 1994, at her home following a period of declining health. She was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
         Surviving are her husband, J. Alvin Bridwell; and two brothers, Floyd A. Hester and Troy W. Hester, both of Greenville.
         Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Reedy River Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family is at the residence.
         Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, 15 Oregon St., Greenville, S.C. 29605, or to the Cancer Society of Greenville County, 8 Aberdeen Drive, Greenville, S.C. 29605. -Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.

            (The Greenville News)
 

Mrs. Polly A. B. Bridwell
    
Funeral services for Mrs. Polly Ann Burns Bridwell, well-known resident of Upper Greenville county, who passed away at her home in the Montague section at 1:25 o'clock  Monday afternoon, will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, at the Reedy River Baptist church. The services will be conducted by the Rev. Frank K. Pool and the Rev. C. H. Mount, Interment will be in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery.
      The following will serve as the active pallbearers: Walter Bridwell, George Bridwell, Alvin Bridwell, Roy Bridwell, Clyde Bridwell and J. D. Childers, Jr.
      Composing the honorary escort will be the following: Messrs. L. H. Childers, J. D. Childers, Sr. Joe Watkins, John L. Watkins, Lee C. Green. S. P. Hester, R. M, Simpkins, C. L. Norton, Baxter Roach, E. R. Batson, Allen Batson, Paul Batson, Joe Childers. H. C. Hawkins, and Dr. S. R. Gaston.
      Mrs. Bridwell was a member of a well-known upper Greenville county family, having been a daughter of the 1ate Pinckney and Becky Couch Burns, and was 77 years of age. She had spent the past 40 years in the community in which her death occurred. and had many close friends who were grieved at her death. Mrs. Bridwell was a member of. the Baptist church.
      She is survived by three sons, J. H. Bridwell, John H. Bridwell and B. F. Bridwell, and by one daughter, Mrs. Lida Ann Bridwell Cox, all of Greenville county. One sister. Mrs. Rebecca Mullinax. of Greenville, and five grandchildren also survive her.
      Until the hour of the service, the body will be at the residence.

 

B. Frank Brown
           
Funeral services for B. Frank Brown, 83, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock at Reedy River Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Sam Shaw, Rev. Paul Beacham, Rev. Johnnie Marchbanks and Rev. J. N. Wrenn. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be Dean Phillips, Pete Marchbanks, Leo Brown, J. D. Brown and Grover Hester. Composing the honorary escort will be Dr. S. I. Coleman, Allen Batson, S. D. Addis, H. L. Batson, C. F. Norton, C. H. Floyd; Gary Drummond, Tom Watson, Fred Moody, Hawkins Ashmore, Walter Hawkins, Ed Hudson, Edgar League, Walter Bridwell, Wade League; L. H. Childers, Jerry A. Phillips, C. J. Hill, Arthur Batson, Johnnie Bridwell, Joe Bridwell, W. L. Batson, Ross Batson, Willie Batson, Will Batson, J. C. Roe, Ben Hall, Ansel Hawkins, Darvin Childers, Hex Moody, John Neighbors, Harry Reid, Hosie Batson, Young Bridges, Claude Hawkins, Allen League, Oss Bridges, Jim Lipscomb, Rube Barrett. Dayton Hawkins, J. O. Jamison, B .J. Edwards, Baxter Roach, D. G. Coleman, Otto Evans, Ralph Howard, Cleveland Moody, Grover Moody and Luther Capell.
        Mr. Brown died at 11 :45 o'clock Monday morning at his home in the Reedy River church section after a long illness. Most of his life was spent in that section and during his active years he was engaged in farming. He was a member of Forestville Baptist church.
        Mr. Brown was married three times. His third wife survives him together with two sons, three daughters, 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
        Awaiting the service the body is at the residence.
 
Mrs. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Marchbanks Brown
    
 
Mrs. Elizabeth Marchbanks Brown, 109, a former resident of the Reedy River Community of Greenville County, widow of Frank Brown, died Wednesday.
         A daughter of the late Peter C. and Margaret Elizabeth Collins Marchbanks, before her retirement she taught school and was music teacher to Greenville County, was the oldest living member of Reedy River Baptist Church and served as their organist for many years.
         She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
         Services will be Friday at Reedy River Baptist Church at an hour to be announced, with burial in the church cemetery.
         The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.
         
(The Greenville News, Dec. 18, 1975)
 
King David Brown
         
K.D. Brown, 42, of Taylors, died at an early hour Friday morning following an extended illness. He was a member of Camp Armstrong W.O.W. and the Forestville Baptist church. He was born and reared in the Travelers Rest section where he spent the greater part of his life.
          He is survived by his widow who was Miss Florence Landers, his father, Riley Brown, one brother, Monroe Brown, and one sister, Miss Hattie Brown, all of Taylors.
          Funeral services will be conducted this morning at 11 o'clock from Reedy River Baptist church, Rev. John N. Wrenn officiating, assisted by Rev. Ben Davenport. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.
           
(The Greenville News)
 
Mrs. Sarah E. Brown
          Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Brown, widow of the late Leonard Brown, died yesterday morning at 2 o'clock at her home in Bates township at the age of eighty years.
          Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock this morning at Reedy River.
          Mrs. Brown is survived by four sons and one daughter as follows: J.R. Brown, of Taylors; W.L. Brown, of Travelers Rest; E.S. Brown, of Hendersonville, N.C.; and F.N. Brown of Travelers Rest and Mrs. Allsept of Travelers Rest.

         (The Greenville News)
 
Mrs. Sarah Shockley Brown
         GREER -- Mrs. Sarah Shockley Brown, age seventy-four, died at her home at Taylors Friday at 7:30 o'clock after a three weeks' illness of heart failure. She is survived by her husband, Riley Brown, and the following children: Dave and Monroe Brown, and Miss Hattie Brown.
          Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at Reedy River Baptist church, Rev. F.K. Poole of Furman University officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

             (The Greenville News, April 26, 1924)
 
T. Lamar Burden
     
MAULDIN _ Thomas Lamar Burden, 78, of 135 Bridge Road, died March 12, 1997, at Magnolia Manor following an extended illness.
       Born in Wilkes, Ga., he was a son of the late Theodore M. and Hattie Lou Slay Burden.
       He retired as a crossing guard with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office and was with Coca-Cola Bottling Co. for 37 years.
       He was among the first members of the CC Camps of the Forestry Department.
       He was a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church.
       Surviving are his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Marett Burden; three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Lamar Burden Jr. and Louise Burden and Mike and Frankie Burden, all of Greenville, and Denny and Susan Burden of Moonville; a sister, Pearl McKitrick of Greenville; a half sister, Mildred Smith of Elberton, Ga.; a half brother, Willis Bradford of Elberton; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
      Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Reedy River Baptist Church, Travelers Rest, with burial in the church cemetery.
      Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Thomas McAfee Funeral home, Downtown.
      The family is at the home of Mike and Frankie Burden, 16 St. Andrews Way, Greenville.
      
(The Greenville News)
 
Mrs. Lillian R. Burdette
     
Lillian Summerall Roach Burdette, 91, formerly of Greenville Summitt, died Feb. 9, 1992, following a period of declining health.
       She was an employee of F.W. Poe Manufacturing Co. before she retired and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
       Surviving are a daughter, Montez "Monty" Nichols of Greenville; three sons, Zettner H. Roach of Travelers Rest, Fred Roach Jr. of Portland, Ore., and Bobby Roach of Greenville; and two sisters, Evie S. Southers of Gainesville, Ga., and Bessie S. Davis of Greenville.
       Services: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery near Travelers Rest.
       Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
       The family is at the home of Montez Nichols, 1507 W. Parker Road.

       (The Greenville News, Monday, Feb. 10, 1992)
 
Alice Sue Burns
     EASLEY  - Alice Haton Burns, 92, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Majesty Health and Rehab in Easley, SC.
      Born in Harleyville, SC, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Suzie Murray Haton and was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church for many years.
     Surviving are her 2 daughters: Laurel (Jim) McConnell and Kay Burns; 2 grandsons: Jim and Russell McConnell and 5 great grandchildren.
     Besides her parents she was also predeceased by her husband Russell (Shamp) Burns; son Tommy Burns; and a brother Ashley Haton.
     The family will receive friends Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Reedy River Baptist Church from 1 until 1:30pm with services to follow immediately after at 1:30pm.
     The family has requested a private burial.
     Memorials may be made to Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery and/or Family Life Building funds 871 By Pass 25 North, Greenville, SC 29617.
     The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of the arrangements. (864) 834-8051.
     Published in The Greenville News on August 27, 2011

 

Burns infant
     
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Olan Burns, of near Travelers Rest will sympathize with them in the death of their infant daughter at a local hospital at 10 o'clock yesterday morning.
        In addition to her parents, the little one is survived by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Burns, of Travelers Rest, and by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Marchbanks, of this city. Mrs. Burns was known to many friends here as Miss Queen Marchbanks. before her marriage.
        Burial will take place at the Reedy River Baptist church cemetery at 11 o'clock this morning, and until that time, the body will be at the Mackey mortuary.

 
David F. Burns
     
  David Franklin Burns, 65, familiarly known as Dave Burns, magistrate of the Bates township and livestock dealer, died at his home one mile from Travelers Rest Monday afternoon at 5:45 o'clock. He was ill one day.
       Mr. Burns was born and reared in Greenville county and spent his entire life in the community in which he lived. During the last 20 years he had served as magistrate of Bates township at various intervals.
       He was a member of the Travelers Rest Baptist church and of Cooper lodge No. 282, A.F.M.
       Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jennie Marchbanks Burns, Travelers Rest; one daughter, Mrs. J.H. Wynn, Greenville county; five sons, Frank, David Jr., Olin, Theron and John Burns, all of Travelers Rest; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Batson, Travelers Rest; four brothers, Jerry Burns, Jim Burns and Allen Burns, all of Greenville, and Iler Burns, Duncan, and 13 grandchildren.
       Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from Reedy River Baptist church. The Rev. T.E. Belcher will officiate, assisted by the Rev. S.W. Jolly, and interment will be in the church cemetery.
       The active pallbearers will be Homer Styles, Leonard Nix, Sam Aiken, Bub Hill, J.O. Vernon and C.E. Brooks.
       Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. T.E. Coleman, Dr. Stanley Coleman, Will Edwards, Laten Duncan, David Jackson, Will H. Vest, Allen League, Bub Poole, Dick Williams, W.H. League, J.H. Roe, J.C. Roe, Joe Brookshire, Cleve Gibson, Claud Langley and Oat Bayne.
      Members of Cooper lodge, No. 282, A.F.M., will have charge of services at graveside.
      Until the hour of the service the body is at the home.
     
(Compiled from two Greenville News obituary notices)
 
David McClure Burns
       TRAVELERS REST _ David McClure Burns, 68, of Little Texas Road, Rt. 4, Travelers Rest, died Friday at 4:15 a.m. at his home after two days of illness.
       He was a son of the late David F. and Jeannie Marchbanks Burns, born in Travelers Rest, where he lived all his life. He retired from Union Bleachery six years ago. He was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
       Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jessie Pace Burns; four daughters, Mrs. (Nan) Williams of Piedmont, Mrs. Jerome (Kathleen) Jamison and Mrs. Earl (Betty Jo) Rice of Travelers Rest and Mrs. William (Grace) McManus of Savannah, Ga.; five sons, Charles F., Paul S. and Robert A. Burns of Greenville; Roy E. and Larry Burns, of Travelers Rest; a sister, Mrs. James Wynn of Greenville; four brothers, Frank, Olin, Theron and John Burns of Travelers Rest; and 11 grandchildren.
       Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church by Rev. Seth P. Hester and Rev. Jerry Scott. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
       Pallbearers will be H.B. Batson, Alvin Norton, Douglas Coleman, James W. Jones, Carroll Gillespie, Will Watson, J.W. Clark and W.D. Edwards.
       The family will receive friends at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. The body will be placed in the church Sunday at 3 p.m.
      
(The Greenville News)
 
Mrs. Dorothy Hughey Burns
Travelers Rest
      
Dorothy Hughey Burns, 73, of 560 Little Texas Road, died Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital.
Born in Williamston, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Fred and Rosanna Williamson Hughey.
       She was a graduate of North Greenville Junior College, she retired from Furman University Library with 26 years of service. She was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church for 58 years. She taught the Esther Sunday School Class, organized the church library and served as the church librarian. She was a volunteer with Travelers Rest Food Pantry and a regular participant in the prayer ministry of North Greenville Baptist Association.
        Surviving are her husband, J. B. Burns of the home; a daughter and a son-in-law, Norma B. and Jimmy Jones of Belmont, N.C.; a son and a daughter-in-law, Skipper and Debbie Burns of Travelers Rest; a sister, Bobbie Jean Ayers of Travelers Rest; a brother, Daniel William Hughey of Travelers Rest; three grandchildren, Emily Jones, Kristie Gorman and Jake Burns; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Gorman.
        She was predeceased by four brothers and sisters, Lois Jones, Bill Hughey, Viola Burns and Ruby Hester.
        Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Reedy River Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Tim Lee and Sethie Hester. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
        Pallbearers will be her nephews.
        Honorary escorts will be Esther Sunday School Class and. the Church Library Staff. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Howze Mortuary.
        Memorials may be made to Reedy River Baptist Church Library Fund, 871 North Highway 25, Greenville, S.C. 29609 or The Travelers Rest Food Pantry, c/o Virginia Whitmire, 204 McElhaney Road, Travelers Rest, S.C. 29690.

           (The Greenville News, Thursday, March 19, 1998)
 
Frank Burns
   
 
Thomas Frank Burns, 87, of Little Texas Road, Route 5, Travelers Rest, died at 10:34 a.m. Friday at a local hospital.
        Born December 8, 1898 in Travelers Rest, S.C., he was the son of the late Dave Franklin and Jenny Marchbanks Burns. Mr. Burns was a retired employee of Renfrew Bleachery and for the past 20 years had been associated with Cunningham's Produce. He was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church and Cooper Masonic Lodge No. 282, A.F.M.
        His wife, Jessie Lipscomb Burns, died December 18, 1975.
        Surviving are three sons, Bruce F. Burns of Moncks Corner, S.C., J.B. Burns of Travelers Rest, S.C. and T. Boyd Burns of Greenville, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Burns Winn of Greenville, S.C., two brothers, Theron M. Burns and John R. Burns of Travelers Rest, S.C.; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
        Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Reedy River Baptist Church by Rev. Gerald Martin. Interment will be in the church cemetery, with Masonic Rites at the graveside by Cooper Lodge No. 282, A.F.M.
       On Sunday the body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m.
       The family will be at the home of his son, J.B. Burns, Roe Road, Travelers Rest.
       Memorials may be made to Reedy River Baptist Church, Rt. 7, Greenville, 29609.
       Funeral arrangements are by the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.
       
(The Greenville News)
 
George G. Burns
   
  
George G. Burns, 33, in charge of maintenance for the Biltmore dairies, died at his home on the Buncombe road at 2:15 o'clock Saturday following a year of declining health and four weeks of serious illness.
         He was a son of the late H. T. Burns and Mrs. Malinda Pace Burns and had lived all of his life in Greenville county. For a number of years he was associated with the Thackston Chevrolet company.
         Mr. Burns was a member of the Optimist club of this city, and of Cooper lodge No. 282, A. F. M. at Travelers Rest. He was a member of the Reedy River Baptist church.
         Mr. Burns is survived by his wife, Mrs. Inez Prince Burns, and by two sons, Don B. Burns and G. Gerald Burns. His mother, Mrs. Malinda Pace Burns also survives, as do four brothers: Jesse L. Burns, Joe Burns, Russell T. Burns and Maxie H. Burns.
         Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 6 o'clock at Reedy River Baptist church, conducted by Rev. S. P. Hester, pastor and Dr. S. Dwight Winn, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.
         The following are asked to meet at the Mackey mortuary, North Main street at Elford at 5 o'clock, to serve as pallbearers: L. L. Cauble, L. D. Boylston, Emmett Davis, M. L. Poole, Roy K. Bridwell and Roy G. Pace.
         Officers of the Optimist club, members of the Young Men's class of Reedy River Baptist church, Messrs. D. C. Hudgens, Alvin Kelley, LeRoy Hooper, Robert Roe, O. W. Dixon, Dr. T. L. Takacy, Dr. William Schultz and E. A. Machen are asked to compose the honorary escort, and to meet at the church at 5:50 o'clock.
          Pending the hour of the services the body wi1l remain at the mortuary.
          Masonic services will be held at the graveside in charge of his lodge.
 
Mrs. Inez P. Burns
    
  
Inez Prince Burns, 71, of Route 7, Old Buncombe Road, widow of George Geter Burns, died Friday.
         Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Walter Pierce and Elizabeth Thompson Prince. She was a switchboard operator at Furman University of 27 years before retiring. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and a former member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
         Surviving are two sons, G. Gerald Burns of Anderson and Don Burns of Atlanta, Ga.; and a sister, Margaret P. Hester of Greenville.
         Graveside services, 2 p.m. Sunday in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery by Dr. James M. Pitts and Rev. Seth P. Hester.
         Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mackey Mortuary.
         Memorials may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Furman University.
         The family is at the home of Mrs. and Mrs. Keith Lyerly, 204 Richmond Drive, Richmond Hills, near Furman University.

            (Compiled from two Greenville News obituaries, Sept. 1-2, 1984)
 
Mrs. Jennie Burns
          Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Burns, 74, widow of the late D.F. Burns, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Reedy River Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Frank K. Pool and Rev. J.O. Strange. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
         The following will serve as active pallbearers: J.O. Vernon, H.O. Bayne, Allen League, Marshall Garrett, C.C. Smith and L.E. Gaillard.
         Composing the honorary escort will be Homer Styles, Leonard Nix, Dr. Stanley Coleman, Dr. T.E. Coleman, Houston Batson, Jess Batson, Sam Aiken, Bub Hill, John Vernon Jr., Raymond Williams, W.H. Vest, Will Edwards, Guy Carter Jr., J.B. Burns and R.E. Benson.
         The death of Mrs. Burns occurred at her home in the Travelers Rest community at 3:35 o'clock Friday morning. She had been in ill health for two years.
         Mrs. Burns was born and reared in upper Greenville county and was a daughter of the late John B. and Jane Ferguson Marchbanks.
         She was a member of Reedy River Baptist church and was regular attendant at services as long as her health permitted.
         Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jane Bates Wynn; five sons, T.F., D.M., Olean, T.M. and John R. Burns; one sister, Mrs. W.F. Casey; and 16 grandchildren.
         Further announcements will be made by R.D. Jones and Sons, morticians, and after 10:30 o'clock this morning the body will be at the home.

           (The Greenville News)
 
Jesse Lee Burns
           Funeral services for Jesse Lee Burns, 47, resident of N. Parker Rd. in the Duncan Chapel Community, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. S.P. Hester and the Rev. J.F. Finley. Interment will be in the family plot in the church cemetery.
          The following will serve as pallbearers and meet at the home at 3:30 o'clock: Willie Forrest, E.L. DeShields, V.L. Kinsey, James Embry, Mack Bell and Frank Thompson.
          The following will compose the escort of honor and meet at the church at 3:45 o'clock: DuPre DeShields, James Wilson, Floyd Chandler, Clarence Chandler, Dee Chandler, R.V. Chandler Jr., J. Monroe Dill, Clyde Lindley, Wilton Turner, Roy Styles, Rex Robertson, B.T. Witcher, Sam Witcher, C.E. Briscoe, Jesse Parham, Ollie Parham, J.A. Arms, L.T. Scarce, James Dill, J. Richard Foster, Dr. L.I. McCarrell, R.B. Taylor, Jack Dempsey, Walter McMahon, Carl S. Guest, Walter P. Prince, Joe Bridwell, Roy Bridwell, J.L. Pearson, R.G. Pace, Julian George, Richard Robinson, Harry Carpenter, S.D. Addis, S. Perry Hester, Wallace Dean, Wilburn Hester, G. Ernest Dunn, Ashley Haton, Ruthel Duncan and C.W. Hester.
          Mr. Burns died at home at 3:25 a.m. yesterday following an illness of 18 months.
          He was a native of Pickens County, a son of Mrs. Malinda Elizabeth (Pace) Burns and the late Henry Thomas Burns. He had spent most of his life in this section, and was a dealer in used cars.
          He was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
          Mr. Burns was a member of Cooper Masonic Lodge.
          He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine Rodgers Burns; by his mother, Mrs. Malinda Elizabeth Pace Burns; and by three brothers, Joe Burns, Russell Burns and Maxie Burns, all of Greenville.
          The body is at the home.
          
(The Greenville News)
 
Mrs.  Jessie Lipscomb Burns
    
 
Jessie Lipscomb Burns, 74, of Little Texas Rd., Rt. 4, Travelers Rest, wife of T. Frank Burns, died Thursday.
         A native of Greenville County, a daughter of the late J. O. and Lyda Stewart Lipscomb, she was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
         Surviving also are three sons, Bruce and J. B. Burns of Travelers Rest and Boyd Burns of Greenville, two sisters, Mrs. Maude T. Dawson of Greenville and Mrs. Louise L. Melton of Bremo Bluff, Va.; a brother, J. Edgar Lipscomb or Greenville; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
         Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Reedy River Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
         The body is at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
         The family is at the home of J. B. Burns, Little Texas Road, Travelers Rest.
         
(The Greenville News, Dec. 19, 1975)
 
Mrs. Jessie Burns
       
TRAVELERS REST _ Jessie Pace Burns, 76, of Route 5, Travelers Rest, died Sunday.
          Surviving are her daughters, Nan B. Williams of Piedmont; Kathleen B. Jamison and Jo. B. Rice, both of Travelers Rest and Grace B. McManus of Savannah, Ga.; sons, Charles F. Burns and Paul S. Burns, both of Greenville; Roy E. Burns and W. Larry Burns, both of Travelers Rest; sisters, Kate P. Edens of Asheville, N.C.; Emma P. Foster of Easley and Mrs. Loe P. Smith of Florida; a brother, Ivy Pace of Easley.
          Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Reedy River Baptist Church; burial will be in Reedy River Baptist Church cemetery.
          Memorials may be made to the Reedy River Baptist Church Building Fund _ Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.
        
 (The Greenville News, March 2, 1982)
 
Mrs. Joyce Taylor Burns
     
 
Mrs. Joyce Taylor Burns, of 107 Coleman Court, wife of Theron Boyd Burns, died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday.
          Born in Greenville, daughter of the late D. Carlisle and Tecora Henderson Taylor, she was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
          Surviving also are a son, M. Roger Burns of Travelers Rest; and four sisters, Mrs. Gladys T. Vaughn and Mrs. C. D. Bishop of Greenville, Mrs. H. F. Holland of Asheville, N.C., and Mrs. Earle Kesterson of Memphis, Tenn.
          Funeral services will be at Reedy River Baptist Church on Saturday at a time to be announced with burial in the church cemetery.
          The body is at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, where the family will receiver friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
           (
The Greenville News)
 
Mrs.  Malinda Burns
            Mrs. Malinda ``Lizzie'' Pace Burns, 85, of Buncombe Road, Rt. 7, Greenville, widow of Henry Thomas Burns, died Saturday.
            Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Henry T. and Susan Reed Pace and had spent most of her life in Greenville. She was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
            Surviving are three sons, Joe, Russell and Maxie H. Burns of Greenville; a brother, S.R. Pace of Marietta; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery
            The body is at The Mackey Mortuary where the family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. The family is at the home of Maxie Burns, Buncombe Road, Rt. 7, Greenville.
           
(The Greenville News, Sunday, July 5, 1970)
 
Miss Margie Ann Burns
      
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Olan Burns, of near Travelers Rest, will regret to learn of the death of their infant daughter, Margie Ann Burns, yesterday morning at a local hospital.
         In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Burns, of Travelers Rest, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Marshbanks, Greenville, Route 3.
         Funeral services will be held this morning at 10 o'clock from the graveside in Reedy River church cemetery.
 
Mrs. Susan V. Burns
Greenville
        
Susan Glenn Vickery Burns, 52, of 9 Viewmont Drive, died Friday at Greenville Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness.
         Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of William H. and Emma Hale Vickery of Greenville.
         She was former secretary at Dunean Baptist Church and Reedy River Baptist Church. She was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She attended Winthrop College.
         Surviving are her husband, M. Carroll Burns; her parents; two sons, Jeff C. Burns and Glenn M. Burns, both of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Willa V. and James McMahan of Greenville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William H and Georgie Vickery of Simpsonville and David J. and Lind Vickery of Greenville; three brothers-and sisters-in-law, Ron D, Phillip L. and Ellen Burns and Joel H. and Sterling Burns, all of Greenville; and her mother-and-father-in-law, Maxie H. and Josie D. Burns of Greenville.
         Memorials may be made to Reedy River Baptist Church, 871 N. Highway 25 By-Pass, Greenville, S.C. 29609.
         Services: 3:30 p.m. today at Reedy River Baptist Church with the Revs. Tim Lee, Seth Hester and Gerald Martin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
         Pallbearers will be Alton Watson, Scott Nation, William H. Vickery Jr., Mason Vickery, David J. Vickery Jr. and Timothy H. Blackwell.
         Honorary escort will be members of Dorcas Sunday School Class and the Birthday Club.
         Visitation: 2 to 3 p.m. today at the Adult Assembly Room of the church. _ Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest
         
(The Greenville News)
 
Thomas H. Burns
   
   Funeral services for Thomas Harry (Tommy) Burns, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell T. Burns of the Buncombe Road in the Duncan's Chapel community, will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Reedy River Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. S. P. Hester and the Rev. Joseph W. Smith. Interment will be in the family plot in the church cemetery.
        The following are asked to serve as pallbearers and meet at the church at 2:50 o'clock: Joe Batson, Jack Watkins, Don Dean and Warren Gibson, Jr.
        The escort of honor will be composed of the Young Married Men's Class of the Reedy River Baptist Church and Robert E. Roe, J. Ford Thackston, Roy G. Pace, Frank Watkins. Roy Bridwell, Roy Hudson, O. W. Dixon. L. D. Boylston and V. L. Kinsey, all to meet at the church at 2:50 o'clock.
        The Junior Girls' Sunday School class of the Reedy River Baptist Church will serve as flower bearers and are requested to meet at the church at the same time as the pallbearers.
        Tommy died early Friday afternoon from injuries received when he was hit by a car near the home.
        In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Miss Laurel Sue Burns and Miss Miriam Kay Burns, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Malinda E. Burns of Greenville.
        Mrs. Burns was Miss Alice Haton of Dorchester County before her marriage.
        The body will be at the home until 2 o'clock when it will be placed in the church to lie in state until the service.

          (Compiled from a Greenville News obituary and a news story)
 
Thomas Henry Burns
        Funeral services for Thomas Henry Burns, 54, will be held from Reedy River Baptist church this morning at 11 o'clock. The Rev. J.F. Finley will officiate, assisted by the Rev. J.E. McJunkin and interment will be made in the church cemetery.
        The following nephews will serve as pallbearers: John Mayfield, Hal Mayfield, Tench Styles, Clarence Burns, Roy Burns and Willie Forrest.
        Honorary pallbearers: Dr. S.R. Gaston, B.T. Witcher, Perry Hester, S.D. Addis, Carl Guest, S.H. Rogers, Walter Prince, Ed Hudson, Roy Pace, John L. Wadkins, W.A. Bridges, William Thompson and Mr. Bristow.
        Mr. Burns' death occurred Monday night at 10 o'clock at the home of his son, Jesse Burns, 205 McCrary street, Sans Souci.
        Mr. Burns was a son of the late Thomas and Harriett Russell Burns and was a native of Pickens county. However, he had spent the greater part of his life in Greenville county, having lived in the Paris mountain section before moving to his present home. He was engaged in the used car business.
        He was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
        Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Pace Burns; five sons, Jesse, George, Joe, Russell and Max Burns, all of Greenville; three sisters, Mrs. George Mayfield, Marietta; Mrs. Jordan Styles and Mrs. Annie Forrest, Travelers Rest; one brother, Sidney Burns, Travelers Rest, in addition to two grandchildren.
        Until the hour of the service the body is at the home on the Buncombe road.
            (Compiled from two Greenville News obituaries)
 
Larry Burns
           TRAVELERS REST _ William Larry Burns, 40, of 107 Smith Road died of natural causes Jan. 16, 1988 at St. Francis Hospital.
         He was a member of Clearview Baptist Church and attended Piedmont Skills in Travelers Rest.
         Surviving are four sisters, Nan Williams of Piedmont, Kathleen Jamison and Betty Jo Rice of Travelers Rest and Grace McManus of Covington, Ga.; and three brothers, Charles Burns and Paul Burns, both of Greenville, and Roy Burns of Travelers Rest.
         Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Reedy River Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
         Visitation: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday at The Howze Mortuary.
         The family is at the home of Roy Burns, 107 Smith Drive in Travelers Rest.
         Memorials may be made to Piedmont Skills, Travelers Rest, S. C., 29690.
         
(The Greenville News, Jan. 17, 1988)
 
E.C. Burry
         
  Funeral services for E.C. Burry, farmer of the Duncan's Chapel community on the Buncombe road, will be held at 4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Reedy River Baptist church, conducted by Dr. Frank K. Pool and Rev. Sam J. Shaw. Interment will be on the family plot in adjoining cemetery.
          The following who will serve as pallbearers will meet at the home at 4 o'clock: Edgar A. Burry, Ira Burry, Willie Burry, Stanley Batson, Paul Payne and Paul McCauley.
          Mr. Burry had been in declining health for seven years. He was a lifelong resident of Greenville county.
          Mr. Burry was a member of Reedy River Baptist church.
          He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary McCauley; three sons, Harvey A., C.A. and E.C. Burry, Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. C.J. McKinney and Mrs. R.J. Ellison.
          In addition, he is survived by 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two half-brothers, David Burry and John Burry.
          Pending the hour of the service the body is at the home.
         
 (The Greenville News, Thursday, October 7, 1943)
 
Mrs.  Mary Jane McCauley Burry
 
       
Mrs. Mary Jane McCauley Burry, 102, of Greenville, widow of Ellison Capers Burry, died Wednesday.
          Born in Greenville County, daughter of the late Sanders and Mary Bridges McCauley, she was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
          Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. J. McKinney of Greenville and Mrs. J. R. Ellison of Anderson; two sons, H. H. Burry of Taylors and E. C. Burry Jr. of Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Glazener of Greenville; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be Friday at 4 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
          The body is at the Mackey Mortuary and will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Friday.
          The family is at the home of Mrs. E. C. Burry Jr., 16 Clarendon Ave., Sans Souci.
         
 (The Greenville News,. June 28, 1974)
 
Robert Lee Burry
          Robert Lee Burry, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Burry of Travelers Rest, died yesterday. Funeral services will be held at Reedy River Church at noon today, his pastor officiating.
         
(The Greenville News, March 3, 1920)
 
Rodrick Burry
         Rodrick Burry, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Burry of Sans Souci, died in Columbia following two weeks treatment in a sanitarium there at the age of twenty-three years.
         Up until his departure to Columbia for treatment, Mr. Burry lived with his parents and assisted his father in the management of their farm.
         The father and mother survive, together with the following brothers and sisters. Mrs. C.J. McKinney, Mrs. E.H. Bishop and Miss Gladys Burry of Greenville. Harvey, Sanders and E.C. Burry Jr., who live with their parents.
         The remains reached Greenville last night and will be at the home until the funeral services, which will be at Reedy River church Sunday at 3 o'clock. The interment will be in the church cemetery. Rev. B.G. Fields will officiate.
         
(The Greenville News)
 
Wade Hampton Burry
           GREER (Oct. 18) -- Wade Hampton Burry, 49, died at his home near Double Springs at 7:30 o'clock tonight. He had been in poor health for two and a half years. Surviving are Mrs. Burry, who before marriage was Miss Lita (?) Hamlin, the following children: Mrs. J.P. Powell of Greer, and Otis and Eula Kay Burry of near Taylors, and four brothers: Will Burry, of Travelers Rest, Capers Burry, of Greenville and Daniel and John Burry of Orange Lake, Fla.
          Mr. Burry was a highly esteemed citizen of the community. He was a member of the Double Springs Baptist church, the Sandy Flat lodge, I.O.O.F., the Sandy Flat council, Junior order, and Travelers Rest camp, W.O.W. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Reedy River Baptist church by the Rev. W.P. Hall, assisted by Rev. J.A. Anderson.

         (The Greenville News)
 
Mrs. Mattie Hall Burton
          Mrs. Mattie Hall Burton, of McDaniel avenue, died at her home yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.
        Mrs. Burton had made her home on McDaniel avenue for the past few months and had spent her entire life in Greenville county, where she was born and reared. her husband, the late Will L. Burton, preceded her to the grave some years ago.
        Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. James H. Ballew, Greenville; sons, George Burton, Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. B.F. Marshbanks, Greenville and Mrs. W.G. Bowers, Travelers Rest; four brothers, H.B. Hall, Travelers Rest; John Hall, Pickens county; Jim Hall, Greenville and Daniel Hall, North Carolina.
        Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Reedy River Baptist church, the Rev. Frank K. Poole officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Thomas McAfee, funeral directors.
        The body will be carried to the residence this morning to await the hour of service.

           (The Greenville News)
 
 

 

 

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