Funeral services for James Willis
Taft, who died Wednesday morning, will be held at Reedy River
church this morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, the
Rev. C. H. Mount.
Mr. Taft is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Mary Coppock Taft, two daughters, Mrs. C. S. Butterfield of
Medford, Oregon; Mrs. C. S. Mills, of Travelers Rest; one sister,
Mrs. George Holdbrook, of Los Angeles, and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be selected from
Cooper Lodge, A.F.M. and the lodge will have charge of the service
at the grave. Honorary pallbearers are: King Thackston, Walter
Hawkins, Grady Hayes, C. J. Hallbright, Furman Smith, Edward Myer
and Edwin L. Hughes. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Mamie Coppock Taft, 81, died early Saturday afternoon at the
Newberry County Memorial Hospital shortly after admittance.
She was the wife of the late J.W. Taft and had made her home in Prosperity with her daughter,
Mrs. Carroll S. Mills, for the past eight years. She lived in the
Reedy River Community of Greenville County for 10 years.
Funeral services will be conducted
Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the graveside in Reedy River Baptist Church
Cemetery by the Rev. H.E. Whiten and the pastor of Reedy River
Church, the Rev. Seth Hester.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Carroll S. Mills of Prosperity, one sister, Mrs. J.A. Mozelle of
Jackson, Miss., two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.
The body will remain at the McSwain
Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Monday when the funeral cortege will
leave for the cemetery.
(The Greenville News,
Sunday, April 23, 1950)
Hassie Turner Tate
Mrs. Hassie Turner Tate, 85, of
Jonesville Road, Rt. 4, Simpsonville, wide of William H. Tate,
died Tuesday at a local hospital after several days of illness.
Born in Greenville. Dec. 28,
1897, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Heatherly
Turner. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Simpsonville.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J.B.
(Stella) Chapman of Simpsonville; two sons, James L. Tate of
Simpsonville and Fletcher C. Tate of Greenville; nine
grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren; and a sister,
Mrs. Nettie Sloan of Greenville.
Funeral services will be
conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in
Simpsonville by Rev. Robert Freeland and Rev. D.B. Webber.
Interment will be in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will be at the home of her
granddaughter, Mrs. Myra Thackston, Adams Mills Road, Rt. 3,
The body will be placed in the church
at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30
p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Hawkins
Thackston, widow of the late J. Ed Thackston, will be held from
Reedy River Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 6 o'clock,
conducted by Dr. Leon M. Latimer and Dr. Wm. L. Ball, and the
interment will be in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery.
The following nephews will serve as the
pallbearers: George League, Hawkins Ashmore, Joe Green, Ansel
Hawkins, Herman Hawkins and J. B. Hawkins and will meet at the
home at 5:30 o'clock.
Composing the escort of honor will be the
board of deacons of the church.
Mrs. Thackston's death occurred at a local
hospital Sunday and followed one day of illness. She was 75 years
of age, and was a member of the Reedy River Baptist church.
Pending the hour of the service the body is
at the home in the Montague community near Travelers Rest.
Amanda J. Turner
Mrs. Amanda J. Turner,
widow of the late Burrell Turner, who died nine years ago, died
late Saturday night at the home, 88 Lester avenue, Union Bleachery,
following a year of illness. Mrs. Turner was 72 years of age and
came to Greenville to make her home about 13 years ago from Tryon,
N.C. She was a member of Union Bleachery Baptist church.
She is survived by the following sons and
daughters, W.T. Turner and Edward Turner of Union Bleachery; John
Turner, Albert Turner and Mrs. H.P. Porter of Tryon, N.C., and
Mrs. M.E. Jones of Canton, N.C. One brother, William Johnston, 38
grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at there
o'clock this afternoon at Union Bleachery Baptist church. The
services will be conducted by the Rev. R.R. Brady, the pastor, and
interment will be in the Reedy River Baptist church
The active pallbearers will be H.F. Keith,
Albert Cooper, E.L. Bridwell, R.W. Robinson, Ed Nicholson and Leo
Mrs. Mary Lucinda
Turner, 67, died yesterday morning at 8 o'clock at her home on the
new Buncombe road near the city. She had been in declining health
for some time.
Mrs. Turner had spent all of her life
in Greenville county and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
William Turner. She was a member of the Marietta Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs.
H.T. Batson, Mrs. W.H. Tate, and Mrs. Clarence Sloan and two sons,
Furman Turner and Pinckney Turner, all of Greenville, in addition
to 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was the last
member of her immediate family.
Funeral services will be held this
afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from Reedy River Baptist church, the
Rev. William A. Lowdermilk officiating. Interment will be in the
The following grandsons of Mrs.
Turner will serve as pallbearers: Roy Turner, Hubert Turner, James
Tate, Loyd Batson, Macina Batson and Ruthel Batson.
Pending the hour of the service the
body is at the home of Mrs. Clarence Sloan off the new Buncombe
Earl “Dub” Turner Jr., 71, of 317 Viewmont Drive died of natural
causes May 7, 1988 at his home.
He was a retired employee of
Greenville Northern Railroad and was a member of Reedy River
Surviving are his wife, Maude
Bridges Turner of the home; a son, Jerry Lee Turner Sr. of
Greenville; a daughter, Billie Katherine Farr of Greenville; three
brothers, Hal. N. Turner of Greensboro, N.C., Paul A. Turner of
Greenville and Jack M. Turner of Travelers Rest; and a sister,
Montez Stewart of Greenville.
Graveside services, 4 p.m.
Monday in Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday at the Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest.
The family is at the home.