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Grace M. Reed
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 Church.
        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, Greenville.
(The Greenville News)
Harry Reed
      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 Marchbanks Reed.
       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.
(The Greenville News, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1960 and Greenville Piedmont)
Troy 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 room.
        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 1994.
        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 Richey.
        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 Travelers Rest.
        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. Szymanowski officiating.
        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)

Baxter D. Roach
        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)

Fred K. Roach
       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 church.
       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 Travelers Rest.

          (Obituary courtesy of nephew Carroll Wyatt)

Rutha Bottoms Roache
        TRAVELERS REST --  Rutha Bottoms Roache died today at 2:15 p.m. at her home on Tolar Rd., Travelers Rest S.C.
       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 Church.
       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 Cemetery 5/18/1951

       (May 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 great-grandchildren.
       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 Patrick.
       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 Paul Vernon.
       Mr. Roe died Friday at 6:30 a.m. at his home after several years of declining health and two weeks of serious illness.
       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 Church.
       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)
Winnie Roe
        TRAVELERS REST -- 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 immediate family.
        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 Rest.
(The Greenville 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 Samuel Rollins.
        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 5 great-grandchildren.
        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 Q.R. Hardin.
        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.
(The Greenville News, Sept. 4, 1926)
Jack Rhyne Russell
Jack Rhyne Russell, 76, of 31 Patrol Club Road, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.
       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 Russell.
       Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Reedy River Baptist Church.
       Visitation: 11 to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Howze Mortuary.
       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)



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