Grace Marchbanks Reed, 82, of 106
Lorraine Drive, died April 13, 1993, at St. Francis Hospital.
She was a nurse at Oakmont Nursing
Center before she retired and a member of Reedy River Baptist
Surviving are two sisters, Agnes
Watson of Travelers Rest and Ruth Erskine of Belton.
Services: 3 p.m. Friday at The Howze
Mortuary Chapel, Travelers Rest, with burial in Reedy River
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday
at the mortuary.
The family will be at the home of
Agnes Watson, 116 McElhaney Road.
Memorials may be made to Reedy River
Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, 871 N. Highway 25 Bypass,
TRAVELERS REST _ Harry
Reed, 65, died at 6 p.m. yesterday at his home in the Reedy River
community after an illness of six months.
He was born in Louisville, Ky., a son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Reed of Louisville.
Mr. Reed had lived in the Reedy River
community for 21 years.
Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Grace
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev.
S.P. Hester at Reedy River Baptist Church Wednesday at 3 p.m..
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Greenville News, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1960 and Greenville Piedmont)
Elmore “Fuzz” Reese
Troy Elmore "Fuzz" Reese, whose white
gloves and waving arms were a fixture at the downtown intersection
where he directed traffic for many years, died Sunday at his home
after an extended illness. He was 63.
Reese, of 140 Montague Road, joined
the Greenville Police Department in 1961 and retired as Master
Patrolman in 1989 after 28 years of service. He became somewhat of
a downtown celebrity with a razzle-dazzle routine of directing
traffic at the corner of East North and North Main streets.
Reese left a mark on the force,
something a single officer seldom does, Chief Mike Bridges said.
"Fuzz enjoyed life. He enjoyed meeting people and helping people.
He just enjoyed being a police officer," he said, adding that a
plaque in his honor will be hung in the department's roll-call
Capt. Hal Atkins, who heads the
police department's Uniform Patrol Division, said, "He was always
outgoing. He always had a kind word for everybody, treated
everybody the same. I don't know that I ever saw Fuzz that he
didn't have a smile on his face."
Lt. H.O. McLauchlin, who heads the
department's Traffic Division, said Reese had a talent for turning
a bad situation into a tolerable one. "He probably enjoyed his
work more than anybody I know," he said. "He took a bad situation
out there when the traffic was bad and made it more comforting to
people by giving them something entertaining to watch."
For many years, Reese was active with
the Easter Seal Society of Greenville County, chairing the
Buck-A-Cup/Brace-A-Child campaign for the police department in
1987 and 1989.
In recognition of his contributions
to the community, the Pleasantburg Lions Club named awarded him
its 1988 Citizen of the Year Award. He received the Sertoma Club's
Service to Mankind Award in 1989 and served as the poster
representative for the Cancer Society of Greenville County in
He attended Clemson University and
was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of Trinity
Presbyterian Church in Travelers Rest.
Surviving are his wife, Polly
Bridwell Reese; a daughter, Jan R. Stokes of Greenville; three
sons, Mark Reese, Timothy "Bo" Reese and Andrew Reese, all of
Greenville; two stepdaughters, Yvonne V. Nuckolls of Greenville
and Ann V. Wilson of Anderson; a stepson, John "Mickey" Vernon of
Greenville; his mother, Nellie Bruce Reese of Taylors; and two
sisters, Waveline R. Crenshaw of Meridian, Miss., and Ann R.
Petrich of Greenville.
Services are scheduled for 3 p.m.
Tuesday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, with burial in Reedy River
Baptist Church cemetery. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.
Memorials may be made to Life
Abilities of Greenville, P.O. Box 8882, Station A, Greenville,
S.C. 29604, the Greenville County Cancer Society, 8 Aberdeen
Drive, Greenville, S.C. 29605, or Trinity Presbyterian Church, 405
Wilhelm Winter St., Travelers Rest, S.C. 29690.
(The Greenville News)
William C. Richey Jr.
William Cureton Richey Jr., 75,
formerly of Batesview Drive, died Monday.
Born in Greenville, he was a son of
the late Rev. William Cureton Richey Sr. and Mary Beatrice Batson
He was a retired savings and loan
executive and communicant of Church of the Redeemer, Episcopal.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot,
having served during World War II.
Surviving are a daughter, Keppie R.
Ledford of Travelers Rest; and an aunt, Nannie C. Batson of
Omit flowers. Memorials may be made
to Church of the Redeemer, Episcopal, P.O. Box 8155, Station A,
Greenville, S.C. 29604.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at The
Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive, with the Rev. Michael P.
Burial will be in Reedy River Baptist
Church Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at the mortuary.
(The Greenville News,
Tuesday, July 29, 1997)
TRAVELERS REST -- Baxter Dee Roach, 93, died
today at 6:20 a.m. at a Marietta Hospital.
He was born in Oconee county son of the
late Baxter and Elizabeth Cox Roach. He lived in
Greenville County 38 years. He lived with his daughter Mrs. Jesse
(Walter) Johnson, 103 Mill St
He was a retired Farmer, member of
Reedy River Baptist Church and its Men's Bible
Other survivors are daughters, Mrs. Vera
(Allen) Batson; Mrs. Etrulia (P. W.) Wyatt, Travelers Rest; Mrs.
Emma (Walter) Bridwell, Greenville; Mrs. Maude (B. L.) Jones,
Winder, Ga.; and Mrs. Clara (Hubert) Ridley, Westminster;
Son, Earnest Roach, Clemson; 25 Grandchildren; and
32 great grandchildren.
Mr. Roach was predeceased by his wife, Rutha
Bottoms Roach, and two sons, Lester Dee Roach and Fred K. Roach
The funeral will be conducted Friday at
3:30 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church by Revs.
Homer Couch, Johnny Marchbanks. Burial will be in the church
cemetery. The body will be taken to the home of the daughter
Thursday at 11 a.m.
(March 25, 1964 - Obituary courtesy of grandson Carroll Wyatt)
Funeral services for Fred K. Roach, 44,
resident of 213 YMCA street, City View, who died Saturday morning,
will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Reedy River
Baptist Church. Rev. S. P. Hester will officiate, assisted by Rev.
John Turner and Rev. R. D. Gregg. Interment will be in the family
plot in the adjoining cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Paul
Batson, E. W. Sanford, Ray McAllister, Otis Bayne, John Bridwell
and Grover Moody.
The escort of honor will be the members of
the board of deacons at the Reedy River and Forrestville Baptist
churches, together with the following: Dr. T. E. Coleman, Dr. S.
I. Coleman, Joe Bridwell and E. W. Batson.
Mr. Roach was born and reared in Oconee
county, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Roach. For 27 years he had
made his home in Greenville and was engaged in textile work until
his health failed several years ago.
He was a member of the Forrestville Baptist
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Summerell Roach; one daughter, Miss Montez Roach; three sons,
Zettner, Fred Jr., and Bobby Roach; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Baxter
Roach; one brother, Ernest Roach; six sisters, Mrs. Clara Ridley,
Mrs. Vera Batson, Mrs. Maude Jones, Mrs. Emma Bridwell, Mrs.
Etrulia Wyatt and Mrs. Jessie Johnson.
Until the hour of the service the
body is at the home of his parents in the Montague section near
(Obituary courtesy of
nephew Carroll Wyatt)
TRAVELERS REST -- Rutha Bottoms Roache
died today at 2:15 p.m. at her home on Tolar Rd., Travelers Rest
She was born in Oconee County, daughter of
Perry Bottoms and Sara Snider. She lived in Greenville County 25
years. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Reedy River Baptist
She is survived by Husband Baxter D. Roach,
Daughters: Clara (Hubert) Ridley Westminster; Mrs. Vera (Allen) Batson; Mrs. Etrulia (P.W.) Wyatt; Mrs. Jessie
(Walter) Johnson, Travelers Rest;
Mrs. Emma (Walter) Bridwell, Greenville; Mrs. Maude (B.L.)
Jones, Winder, Ga.; Son, Earnest Roach, Clemson. Mrs. Roache was
predeceased by two sons, Lester D Roach and Fred K. Roach.
Burial will be in Reedy River Baptist Church
17, 1951 - Obituary courtesy of grandson Carroll Wyatt)
Maude C. Robinson
TAYLORS, Aug. 15 -- Mrs.
Maude Couch Robinson, 81, 65 Mill St., Southern Bleachery, died at
her home Saturday morning at 3:10 after an extended illness. She
was born and reared near Marietta, being a daughter of the late
James and Elmyra Trammell Couch. Mrs. Robinson was married to
William W. Robinson, who died 26 years ago. She had been a
resident of Taylors for the past 28 years, and was a charter
member of the Southern Bleachery Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters and six sons,
Mrs. Lula Heaton, Taylors; Mrs. Leola Lister, Spartanburg; Arthur,
Hubert, Hassie and Jessie Robinson, Taylors; Shirley Robinson,
Mount Holly, N.C.; and Richard Robinson, Greenville; one brother,
E.O. Couch, Greenville; 17 grandchildren and five
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday
at 3 p.m. at Southern Bleachery Baptist Church by the Rev. E.H.
Sargent, the Rev. W.J. Jordan and the Rev. S.P. Hester. Burial
will be in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery.
The following grandsons will meet at the
church at 2:45 to serve as active pallbearers: Billy, Martin and
Bruce Robinson; Bobby Lister, William Barnett and Ed Greenwood.
Deacons of Southern Bleachery Baptist
Church, members of the Maude Robinson Sunday Missionary Society
and the following will serve as honorary escort, meeting at 2:45:
Manly Bishop, W.B. Bramlett, C.B. Gray, John Collins, Dr. Hodgens,
Dr. J.E. Brunson, P.I. Ridgeway, J.B. Batson, Dan McKinley and Tom
The body is at the home. It will be placed
in the church at 2 p.m.
(The Greenville News)
J.T. Roe Sr.
Funeral services for Joel Thomas Roe Sr.,
73, of Poinsett Highway, Travelers Rest, will be conducted today
at 4 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church by Rev. S.P. Hester and
Rev. Jason D. Ross. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Alvin B. Batson,
William P. Few, Raymond Williams, Al Drake, Dr. W.H. Martin and
Mr. Roe died Friday at 6:30 a.m. at his
home after several years of declining health and two weeks of
Born in the O'Neal section of Greenville
County, a son of the late Henry D. and Elnore (Ballenger) Roe, he
had spent most of his life in Travelers Rest.
Before his retirement he was associated
with Rice Cleveland Company.
Mr. Roe was a member of Reedy River Baptist
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Winnie Cooper
Roe; one son, Joel T. Roe Jr. of Greenville; a sister-in-law, Mrs.
James T. Roe, and two grandchildren.
The body is at the Mackey Mortuary, but
will be placed in the church at 3 p.m.
(The Greenville News, Saturday,
Nov. 26, 1960)
-- Winfred Thelma Cooper Roe, 90, of 600 Sulphur Springs Road, formerly of 34 South Poinsett Highway, died
Sept. 8, 1988 at Oakmont Nursing Home from natural causes.
She was a homemaker and a members of
Travelers Rest First Baptist Church.
She was the last member of her
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Reedy
River Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 1010 E. North St., Suite 6, Greenville, S.C., or
to a charity of one's choice -- The Howze Mortuary, Travelers
News, Saturday, Sept. 10, 1988)
Annie B Rollins
GREER, Feb. 23 -- Mrs.
Annie Batson Rollins, 74, died this morning at 11:25 o'clock at
her home at 2 Inglesby street following an illness of six weeks.
Mrs. Rollins was born and reared in
the Reedy River section and had been a member of the Reedy River
Baptist church for 55 years. For the past 18 years she had made
her home at the Greer Mill and was a member of the El Bethel
Baptist church for 4 years. She was the widow of the late James
Surviving are three sons, Milton P.
Rollins, James S. Rollins and Jordan J. Rollins; two brothers,
Jasper T. Batson and Russell G. Batson; also 16 grandchildren and
Funeral services will be held on
Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the El Bethel Baptist church,
conducted by the Rev. R.L. Pinson, assisted by the Rev. Paul
Kinnett and the Rev. Walter Harrison. Interment will be in the
Reedy River Baptist cemetery.
The following are asked to meet at
the home at 1:30 o'clock and serve as active pallbearers: T.M.
Cox, Thirlo Forrester, U.M. Greene, E.D. Steppe, James Grant and
The following are asked to meet at
the church at 1:45 o'clock and serve as honorary pallbearers: Dr.
F.B. Woodruff, Dr. F.G. James, E.H. McAllister, John Hardin,
Walter Freeman, Dennis Jones, Frank Jones and George Campbell.
After 11 o'clock
Thursday morning the body will be at the home.
(The Greenville News, Feb. 24, 1944)
James Samuel Rollins
GREER -- James Samuel Rollins, 56, died
at his home near here, at 6:30 o'clock this morning after an
illness of six weeks. He was the husband of Mrs. Annie Batson
Rollins and the father of M.P. James and Jordan Rollins, of Greer,
who survive. The funeral will be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow
morning from the Reedy River Baptist Church, conducted by Rev.
Walter Harrison. Interment will be in the church burying ground.
Pallbearers will be J.A. Barnett, J.W. West, Jordan Batson, Taylor
Batson and J.H. Batson, and one other.
News, Sept. 4, 1926)
Jack Rhyne Russell, 76, of 31 Patrol
Club Road, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Greenville Memorial
Born in Salisbury, N.C., he was a son of
the late Hurley and Una Childress Russell.
Mr. Russell was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army
during WWII and was a Duncan Chapel Fire Commissioner.
Retired: Parts Department at Fairway Ford.
Member: Reedy River Baptist Church, where
he was a deacon and Director of the A.C.F.
Surviving are his wife, Lucille B. Russell
of the home; a daughter, Lucille Bonds of Greenville; two sons and
daughter-in-law, Jack Russell Jr. of Hawaii and David and Christie
Russell of Piedmont; and two grandchildren, Joey Russell and Suzi
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Reedy
River Baptist Church.
Visitation: 11 to 1 p.m. Saturday at The
Pallbearers: The Men's Bible Sunday School
Class at Reedy River Baptist Church.
Memorials: Reedy River Baptist Church
Building Fund, 871 ByPass 25N, Greenville, S.C. 29617.
The family will be at the home.
(The Greenville News)