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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)
Hazel Simkins
         Hazel Virginia 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 Simkins
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 illness.
         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.
(The Greenville News, July 24, 1991)
Robert M. Simkins Sr.
          Funeral 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.
           Mr. Simkins 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.
           He was 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.
           He was a member of American Legion Post 3 and of Reedy River Baptist Church.
           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 grandchildren.
           The body will remain at the Travelers Rest Mortuary until the hour of service.
(The Greenville News, Friday, Sept. 9, 1949)
Goodlett W. Springfield
  TRAVELERS REST -- Goodlett William Springfield, 71, of Clearview Road, Rt. 4, Travelers Rest, died Friday.
        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 Church.
        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 cemetery.
        The body is at Johnson Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
(The 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 immediate family.
        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) 
Herbert Stegall
         Herbert L. (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 grandchildren.
         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 Lavinia Ave.
         Thomas McAfee Funeral Home is in charge.
(The Greenville News)
Lillie Mae Hollingsworth Stegall
Samuel Talmadge Stegall

          Mrs. 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 Baptist.
          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.
          Funeral services 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 obituaries, 1958)
Roger Stegall
        Funeral 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 Church Cemetery.
        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.
(The Greenville News, Saturday, June 25, 1955)
Larry Stepp
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 church cemetery.
         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. 22, 1982)
Ruth Stepp
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 Company, Greenville.
         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 great-grandchildren.
         Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Reedy River Baptist Church; burial in the church cemetery.
         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.
(The Greenville News, Sunday, Jan. 6, 1980) 
John F. Summerell
          Funeral 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 Milton Byrd.
          Flower girls will be Dot Foster, Ruth Marshbanks, Lillie Ray Cagle, Mae James and Gwellyn James.
          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 Baptist church.
           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.
           Awaiting the service, the body is at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.
(The Greenville News)



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