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Joyce Highsmith Roberts

Joyce Highsmith Roberts, 90, a former Jacksonville resident, went home to be with her Lord on June 5, 2017. She was born on April 22, 1927 to Olie and Mildred Townsend Highsmith in Tampa, Florida. She was predeceased by her parents, four brothers and her sister.

Joyce grew up in Tampa and graduated from Hillsborough High School. After her graduation in 1944, she traveled to California where she met her future husband, Ralph Roberts of Jacksonville, Florida who ...


Harold Dean Phillips

Harold Dean Phillips, 73, of Greer, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

He was the son of the late Johnnie Phillips and the late Louise Bayne Phillips. He worked in construction for over 53 years, the latest of which was with Southern Pluming Service.

Mr. Phillips is survived by three children, Tammy Phillips Cram and her husband, Scott, of Lyman, Karis Phillips Vaughan and her husband, B J, of Gray ...


James Robert Holloway

James Robert Holloway, 74, of Simpsonville, husband of Elizabeth “Betsy” McGarity Holloway for 46 years, claimed his victory in Jesus on Thursday, May 25, 2017. “Jim,” who passed away peacefully in his home, is the son of Charlene Audrey Lavender Holloway and the late Charles Robert Holloway.

Jim was a superintendent in the construction industry and retired as a used car lot owner. He had a passion for helping family and friends with various projects and also actively participating in ...


Martha Jane Ballew Brown

Martha Ballew Brown, 90, of Simpsonville, widow of Rev. James Lewis Brown, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

She is survived by two daughters, Robin B. Cantrell and Sue B. Vaught of Simpsonville; two grandchildren, Shan (Sonny) Cone, and Jerry (Patti) DeFronzo all of Simpsonville; six great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM in the First Baptist Church Simpsonville ...


Baxter Ragsdale

Baxter A. Ragsdale, 84, of Simpsonville, husband of Brenda Ragsdale, died on Saturday, May 20, 2017 while surrounded by family at “the caring McCall Hospice House.”

Born in Dallas, TX he was the son of the late Edward Baxter Ragsdale and the late Floy Mae Purvis Ragsdale.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Brenda; his sister, Sue Ragsdale Bean; six children, thirteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held in Dallas, TX at a later date.

In lieu of ...


Donald Lee “Duck” Stanley

Donald Lee “Duck” Stanley, 74, of Simpsonville, husband of Sylvia Ann Stanley, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 18, 2017. He was the son of the late James Rufus Stanley and the late Alice Elizabeth Parrish Stanley.

Mr. Stanley is survived by two sons, Earl Ellis Bare of Atlanta, GA and Shane Lee Stanley of Charleston; a daughter, Bonnie Gwen Walker and her husband Barry of Dayton, TN; four granddaughters, Rebecca Jean Houston and her ...


Shane Edward Thackston

Shane “Goob” Thackston, husband of Victoria Thackston, went to be with his Lord and Savior while at the home of his parents on May 17, 2017. He was the son of James Edward and Carol Herndon Thackston.

Shane served as an administrator at Springdale Elementary School in Lexington School District Two. He was a member of NewSpring Church in Columbia, SC.

In addition to his wife and parents, Shane ...


Alice L. Riggs Cheek

Alice L. Cheek, 84, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and sister, died on Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017.

Alice was born on February 1, 1933 to the late Jess and Dolores Riggs, formerly of South Bend, IN. She graduated in 1951 from James Whitcomb Riley High School.

Alice was an avid animal lover who was known for her generous nature, amazing sense of humor and her holiday cookies. ...


Edna Morgan Free

Edna M. Free, 88, formerly of Phenix City, AL passed away Monday afternoon, May 8, 2017, at The Springs Assisted Living at Simpsonville, SC.

Born December 13, 1928 to the late Louis M. and Eula V. Taunton Morgan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl R. Free and her son, Joel K. Free.

Survived by Reginald Phillip Free (Sandra); Sarah Long-Free; Carla F. Hill (Lee); Teena D. Royalty (Ray); ...


Dennis Estel Cunningham, III

Dennis Cunningham, III, 64, of Seneca, passed away May 7, 2017. A private service will be held for the family.

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