Bessie Surrett Shackelford
Mrs. Bessie Surrett Shackelford, 80, of Old Grove Road, Rt. 5,
Piedmont, widow of John Shackelford, died Sunday.
Born in Greenville County, daughter of the
late Frank and Alice Cantrell Surrett, she was a member of Agnew
Road Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joe Ford of
Charlotte, N.C., two sons, Charles Shaw of Piedmont and W. Carl
Walker of Taylors; a sisters, Mrs. George Settlemyre of Charlotte,
N.C.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at Thomas McAFee Funeral Home, with burial in Reedy
River Baptist Church Cemetery.
The body is at the funeral home where the
family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
(The Greenville News,
March 5, 1974)
Roach Simkins, 55, of Route 9, McKinney Road, wife of Robert M.
Simkins (Jr.), died Wednesday.
Born in Oconee County, she was
a daughter of Connie Hord? Roach of Chesnee, and the late
Roscoe C. Roach, a secretary for Phillips Fibers, and a charter
members of Augusta Heights Baptist Church.
Surviving also are daughters,
Angela Delores Halfacre of Lexington, Debra Ann Hokanson of
Columbia, Virginia Suzanne Simkins of the home; a son, Robert M.
Simkins III of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters Doris Crowe of Greenville,
Ellen Cobb of Mauldin, and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m.
Friday at Augusta Heights Baptist Church; burial in Reedy River
Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family is at the home, but
will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at The Mackey Mortuary.
The body will be placed
in the church at 1 p.m. Friday.
Flowers are to be
omitted, but memorials may be made to the Cancer Society of
Greenville County, P.O. Box 8035, Greenville, S.C., 29604.
(The Greenville News, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1980)
Lillie Mae Stapleton Simkins,
88, of 315 Bypass 25 North, widow of Robert Moorman Simkins, Sr.,
died Monday, July 21 at St. Francis Hospital, after a brief
Born May 6, 1902 in Pennington
Gap, Lee County, Va., she was a daughter of the late James and
Rachel Elizabeth Collins Stapleton. She had made her home at the
above address since 1924.
Mrs. Simkins was a member of
Reedy River Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 53
years. She was also active in other church activities.
She is survived by three sons,
James Harrington Simkins, Robert Moore Simkins Jr. and John Eldred
Simkins, all of Greenville; three grandsons, Robert Moorman
Simkins III of Atlanta, Ga., James Harrington Simkins Jr. and Neal
Simkins, both of Greenville; four granddaughters, Angela Halfacre
of Lexington, S.C., Debra Hokanson of Columbia, Virginia (Jinger)
Stuntz of Clemson) and Darlene Williams of Rock Hill; and five
great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons.
Funeral services will be
conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at The Mackey Mortuary by Rev.
Gerald C. Martin and Rev. Seth Hester. Burial will be in Reedy
River Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family is at the home of a
son, John Eldred Simkins, 319 Bypass 25 North.
Greenville News, July 24, 1991)
Robert M. Simkins Sr.
services for Robert M. Simkins Sr., 57 (56), resident of
Route 3 Greenville, who died in a local hospital Wednesday from
gunshot wounds, will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Reedy River
Baptist Church, conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Seth Hester,
assisted by the Rev. Johnny Marchbanks and Chaplain C.E. Strait.
Military rites will be administered at the graveside by a unit of
the Greenville Air Force Base. Interment will follow in the family
plot in the adjoining cemetery.
Pallbearers will be
Joe Batson, Crayton League, Piece W. Strange Jr., Charles Hester,
Eugene Hester and Lake Thomas.
The honorary escort
will be composed of the deacons of Reedy River Baptist Church and
members of the Men's Bible Class, together with Russell Julian,
Roy Sexton, Dr. Cecil White, Grover Brown, Fred McAlister, Dr.
John Powell, Vance Edwards, Dr. L.W. Boggs, Allen League, Isom
Coleman, Dr. Stanley Coleman, Zebbie Watkins, E.C. Burry Jr.,
Coroner J.O. Turner, John Neal, Roy Bridwell and Ed Smith.
was born in Laurens Sept. 18, 1892, and was a son of the late
Lewis W. and Adelaide Moorman Simkins, both natives of that
section of South Carolina. He had been a resident of Duncan Road
in the Reedy River section near Travelers Rest for the past 25
years and was engaged in farming and was employed as a salesman.
He was a graduate of Wofford Fitting School in Spartanburg.
a veteran of World War I, having enlisted in the Regular Army
April 26, 1918, and was attached to Battery F of the 115th Field
Artillery, received his honorable discharge March 4, 1922.
a member of American Legion Post 3 and of Reedy River Baptist
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillie Stapleton Simkins, three
sons, Jimmy Simkins, Robert Simkins Jr. and John Simkins, all of
Greenville; one sister, Miss Virginia Simkins, of Greenville;
three brothers, T. Norman Simkins of Raleigh, N.C., John Simkins
of Augusta, Ga., and L.W. Simkins of Greenville, and two
body will remain at the Travelers Rest Mortuary until the hour of
(The Greenville News, Friday, Sept. 9, 1949)
Goodlett W. Springfield
TRAVELERS REST -- Goodlett William
Springfield, 71, of Clearview Road, Rt. 4, Travelers Rest, died
Native of Greenville County, son of
the late William Henry and Mary Waldrop Springfield, he was a
retired textile employee and a member of Reedy River Baptist
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edith
Woodson Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. W. M. Hester and Mrs.
Hattie Suddeth of Greenville; two half-sisters, Mrs. Irvin
Mahaffey and Mrs. Bayloss Forrester of Greer; and a half-brother,
L.J. Springfield of Greer.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday at Reedy River Baptist Church, with burial in the church
The body is at Johnson Funeral Home
and will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Greenville News, Jan. 8, 1972)
Mary ‘Edith' Springfield
TRAVELERS REST -- Mary "Edith"
Springfield, 86, of 123 Clearview Road, died Nov. 20, 1996, at
National Health Care, 1305 Boiling Springs Road, following a
period of declining health.
She retired from J.P. Stevens & Co.
and was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church where she was a
member of the T.E.L. Sunday School Class.
She was the last member of her
Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Reedy
River Baptist Church.
Visitation: 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday at
the church. - Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.
(The Greenville News)
(Buster) Stegall, 51, of 19 D. St., Judson, died at a local
hospital yesterday after nine weeks of serious illness.
Born Oct. 13, 1913 at Pelzer,
he had spent the greater part of his life in Greenville, having
made his home in the Judson community for seven years. His wide,
Mrs. Lillie Mae Hollingsworth Stegall, died Oct. 5, 1958.
Mr. Stegall was employed by
Orkin Exterminating Co.
During World War II, he served
in the Army.
He was a Baptist.
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Sylvia Ann Williams of Tigerville and Miss Judy Stegall of
Greenville; one son, Keith A. Stegall of Greenville; his father
and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S. Stegall of Rt. 1, Seneca; a
half sister, Mrs. I.W. Chappll (Agnes) of Greenville; three half
brothers, Wallace Stegall of Seneca, and Jerome S. Stegall Jr. of
Alexandria, Va., and Floyd S. Stegall of Greenville, and three
Funeral services will be
conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist Church by
Rev. S.P. Hester and Rev. James T. Shealy.
Pallbearers will be Jack,
Charles and J.W. Hollingsworth, William Spoon Jr., Tony McCall,
Ronnie Irvin, Ralph and James Armstrong.
After 3 p.m. today the body
will be at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Avery McCall, 15
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home is
(The Greenville News)
Lillie Mae Hollingsworth Stegall
Samuel Talmadge Stegall
Lillie Mae Hollingsworth Stegall, 34, and her infant son, Samuel
Talmadge Stegall, died at a local hospital Sunday afternoon.
For the past few months
Mrs. Stegall had lived at 31 Seyle St, Dunean, and had spent most
of her life in Greenville. She was a native of Inman, the daughter
of Jacob Hollingsworth and Annie Hollingsworth.
Mrs. Stegall was a
Survived by her husband,
Herbert (Buster) Stegall, two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Ann Mason of
Greenville and Miss Jewell Quanita Stegall, and a son, Keith
Andrew Stegall, all of the home; her mother; five sisters, Mrs.
Margie Sexton, Mrs. Gaynell Ellison, Mrs. Lucille Irvin and Mrs.
Quanita McCall, all of Greenville, and Mrs. Mildred Armstrong of
Easley; two brothers, Bill and Sam Hollingsworth, both of
Greenville, and one grandchild.
will be conducted Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Reedy River Baptist
Church by the Rev. S.P. Hester, the Rev. Bobby Ross and the Rev.
R.J. Marsh. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Nephews will be
pallbearers: Jack, Charles and J.W. Hollingsworth, William Spoon
Jr., Ralph Armstrong and Ronnie Irvin.
The body is at the
home of her mother, Mrs. Annie Hollingsworth, 16 10th St., Judson.
Thomas McAfee is the funeral director.
(Compiled from two Greenville News
services for Roger Dale Stegall, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Lee (Buster) Stegall, will be conducted at the Tremont
Avenue Church of God of 5 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Bobby Ross and
the Rev. S.P. Hester. Interment will be in the Reedy River Baptist
Active pallbearers will be Curtis
Smith, Junior Spoon, J.W. Hollingsworth and Jack Hollingsworth.
The little boy was fatally injured
Thursday when he was struck by a car in the driveway of his home
at 63 E. Eight Street, Woodside.
The body is at the home.
News, Saturday, June 25, 1955)
GREENVILLE -- Larry Dean Stepp,
age 45, of 408 Palmetto Ave., husband of Sheila Martin Stepp, died
Wednesday in Greenville General Hospital.
He was born in Greenville
County, a son of Dean Stepp of Route 5, Travelers Rest and the
late Ruth Batson Stepp. He was a retired plumber and a mobile home
park owner. He was a member of Reedy River Baptist Church.
Survivors include his
step-mother, Martha Stepp of Travelers Rest; two sons, Michael
Stepp of Mauldin and Randall Stepp of Greenville; two step-sons,.
Randall and Wayne Lester, both of the home; one daughter, Vickie
Phillips of Greenville; three step-daughters, Bridgette, Debra and
Kim Lester, all of the home; two brothers, Jack Stepp of Gray
Court, S.C., and Bill Stepp of Greenville; two sisters, Hazel
Tucker and Judy Dean, both of Greenville; three step-brothers,
James T. and Wayne Stepp, both of Travelers Rest and Morris
“Stobo” Stepp of Greenville; two step-sisters, Audrey Cantrell and
Margaret Styles, both of Travelers Rest; three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be
conducted Friday at 3 p.m. from Reedy River Baptist Church, with
the Rev. S.P. Hester and the Rev. Stan Craig officiating.
Burial will follow in the
The body is in the Howze
Mortuary, Travelers Rest and will be placed in the church at 2
p.m. Friday. The family is at the home of his brother, Bill Stepp,
Viewmont Drive, Greenville.
(The Greenville News, Friday, Oct.
Ruth Irene Batson Stepp.68, of
Route 7, Old Buncombe Road. wife of Dean W. Stepp, died Saturday.
Born in Greenville County, a
daughter of the late Luther and Addie Riddle Batson, she was a
member of Reedy River Baptist Church, where she taught the Ruth
Sunday School Class and was retired from Southern Handkerchiefs
Surviving are sons, Jack Stepp
of Gray Court, Billy C. and Larry Stepp of Greenville; daughters,
Hazel H. Tucker and Judy Dean of Greenville; sisters, Flora Styles
and Elsie McCauley of Travelers Rest; 14 grandchildren and 10
Services will be at 3 p.m.
Monday at Reedy River Baptist Church; burial in the church
The family will receive friends
7-9 p.m. Sunday at The Howze Mortuary.
The body will be placed in the
church at 3 p.m. Monday.
Greenville News, Sunday, Jan. 6, 1980)
John F. Summerell
services for John F. Summerell, 36, who died early yesterday at a
local hospital after three months of illness, will be held at
Brandon Baptist Church Thursday at 4 p.m. The Rev. Boyd Turner and
the Rev. S.P. Hester will conduct the service and interment will
be in Reedy River Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be I.J.
Fair, J.C. Orr, Johnny Parnell, Jim Worley, Ernest Davis and
Flower girls will be Dot
Foster, Ruth Marshbanks, Lillie Ray Cagle, Mae James and Gwellyn
Pallbearers and flower
girls will meet at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home at 3:30 o'clock.
The honorary escort will
include the Men's Bible Class of Brandon Church with Dr. J.W.
Claiworthy and they will meet at the church at 3:30 o'clock.
He was a son of Frank
Summerell and the late Mrs. Lillie Shaw Summerell and was born in
Anderson County. A number of years ago the family located in
Greenville and he had since resided here. Mr. Summerell made his
home with his sister, Mrs. Fant Lathem, 100 Virginia Avenue. He
was a textile mechanic and was employed by the Draper Loom Company
in various mills of the state.
He attended the
During World War II
Mr. Summerell served for seven months in the chemical corps of the
Army and was stationed in Alabama.
His father, Frank
Summerell of Gainesville Ga., survives him with five (sisters,
Mrs. Evie Southers of Gainesville, Ga., Mrs. Corrine F. Burdett --
unreadable in Mr. Summerell's notice but culled from Ellen Lathem's)
Mrs. George Davis, Mrs. Ellen Lathem and Mrs. Eli Hayes, all of
Greenville; one brother, Lester Summerell of Hendersonville and
several nieces and nephews.
service, the body is at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.
(The Greenville News)