Spartanburg County Obituaries  

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IRENE WADE CENTER LAMBERT
Generously contributed by Cathy Griffith
SOURCE: Greenville News, Page 5
DATE: Monday, June 9, 1958
MRS. G. L. LAMBERT
DUNCAN  -  Mrs. Irene Wade Center Lambert, 54, wife of Gilbert L. Lambert of P & N Street, died at 1:40 a.m. Sunday in a Spartanburg hospital as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident which occured on the Lyman-Inman Highway at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Mrs. Lambert was born and reared in North Carolina, a daughter of the late Tom and Hester Ross Wade. For 36 years she had resided at Welford. She was a member of Little Mountain Baptist Church.
Mrs. Lambert was twice married, first to Gonzalee Center who died 29 years ago. Surviving from this marriage are one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Arms of Duncan; and one son, Claude T. Center of Duncan.
Her second marriage was to Lambert Gilbert who survives. Surviving from this marriage are two daughters, Misses Annie and Wilma Lambert, both of Duncan. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Corrie Cole and Mrs. Annie Howell, both of Greer; three brothers, Claude Wade of Mullins, W. Va., Austin Wade of Columbus, Ohio, and Stafford Wade of Omaha, Neb.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Wood Mortuary by the Rev. E.C. Campbell and the Rev. Glenn Felmet. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be M.J. Hendrix, Lloyd Wingo, Wilbur Powell, George Parris, W.O. Glascoe and Harold Cox.
Honorary escort will be members of the Men's Bible Class of Little Mountain Baptist Church.
 The body will remain at the mortuary and the family will be at the home.

 

ANNIE LEE LANCASTER
Spartanburg Herald
Dec. 7, 1933

Funeral services for MRS. ANNIE LEE LANCASTER, 50, wife of R.R. LANCASTER, who died at the residence on Magnolia Street, Wednesday night after a brief illness, was to be held from the late residence Friday, REV. J.S. COBB, pastor of Green Street Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was to follow in Bethehem Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were to be J.S. MASSEBEAU, WALTER MERRELL, TOM RAY, SIDNEY MULL, ERVIN CARTER and FRANK JOLLY.
MRS. LANCASTER was born and reared in Spartanburg and was a member of Green Street Baptist Church for 25 years.
She is survived by her husband and nine children, as follows, MRS. P.T. TOWERY, GAYLIN LANCASTER, MISS THIRZA LANCASTER, LUTHER LANCASTER, MRS. SOPHIE LOWE, MISS DOROTHY LEE LANCASTER, MISS MARGARET LANCASTER, STANLEY and BOYD LANCASTER, all of Spartanburg and also a sister, MRS. MAMIE SMITH of Greenville.
 
SALLIE LANCASTER
Journal and Carolina Spartan
June 11, 1926
Funeral services for MRS. SALLIE LANCASTER, 54, wife of ED LANCASTER, who died at her home at Cedar Springs yesterday afternoon after an illness of 3 weeks, were to be held from Cedar Spring Baptist church this afternoon, conducted by REV. J.J. BOONE, pastor and REV. B.L. BLACKWELL. Burial will be in the church yard.
MRS. LANCASTER was born in Missouri, a daughter of the late MR. and MRS. DECATUR HENDERSON, but was brought by her parents to this county when she was 4 years old. She was a devoted member of her church and was known to scores of friends as a lovable Christian woman.
Surviving are her husband and the following children : D.ELLIS of Vance, MRS. HUGH SHULER , Elloree and MISS ELLEN, MISS DELLA , MISS NETTIE BELLE, EDGAR, MISS MARY and MISS MYRA LANCASTER, who resides at Cedar Spring. In addition, 5 grandchildren living at Vance also survive, 2 of them being children of the late WALTER C. LANCASTER who preceded his mother to the grave by 5 years.
Active pallbearers who will serve during the services : W.L. LEE, J.B. LEE, DR. W.A. SMITH, DR. W.W. BOYD, DR. W.B. LANCASTER, C.R. MULLINS, F.E. SMITH, and P.D. SMITH.
 
A.M. LANFORD
Gaffney Ledger

Thursday, Oct. 27, 1932
A.M. LANFORD DIES AT ALMA MILLS HOME
A.M. LANFORD, 83, father of MRS. J.H. CAMPBELL, died about 2 o'clock yesterday morning at his home at Alma Mills.
The body will be taken to Lanford's Station in Laurens County for funeral services and interment. The funeral will be conducted by the REV. RAY ANDERSON of Laurens. Interment will be in the Lanford cemetery. No services will be held at the home here.
Pallbearers will be CLAUDE and FLOYD CAMPBELL, SMITH, RAYMOND and HOWARD THOMAS and JAMES GODGREY.
MR. LANFORD , who was born at Woodruff in 1849, leaves the following daughters and sons : MRS. JANIE LANFORD, Simpsonville, MRS. J.H. CAMPBELL, Gaffney, MRS. ED OSBORNE, Goldville, MRS. JAMES L. THOMAS, Pauline, MRS. MIMIE FRASER, Center, Ark., D. FREEMAN LANFORD, Simpsonville, and ALLEN LANFORD, Clinton. Four brothers and three sisters also survive as follows : LEE, Greer, E.H. , West Union, M.A. , Woodruff, A.H. LANFORD, San Angelo, Texas, MRS. M.A. WOOD, Seneca, and MRS. E.T. GUINN and MRS. PERCY POOLE, Chester.
 
B.M. LANFORD
Carolina Spartan
Dec. 22, 1915
FUNERAL FOR MR. LANFORD
The funeral service for the late B.M. LANFORD, who passed away early yesterday morning at a local hospital were conducted at the Baptist church at Woodruff. Interment in the church cemetery.
MR. LANFORD was one of the leading citizens of the county and had many friends who were grieved to learn of his death.
Survived by his wife, who was MISS MARY IRENE EZELL, a sister of S.B. EZELL of Spartanburg, and eight children as follows; MRS. W.P. BULL of Greenville, MRS. THOMAS EDWARDS of Woodruff, REX LANFORD of Waterloo, MRS. BISHOP SWINK of Woodruff, THURMAN LANFORD of Camden,and MAX, CARL and SAM LANFORD of Woodruff. He leaves also two brothers, B.V. and L.E. LANFORD of Woodruff and a sister, MRS. S.M. CASTLEBERRY of Woodruff.

E. LANDRUM LANFORD

Spartanburg Journal

April 9, 1904

DEATH OF E. LANDRUM LANFORD

E. LANDRUM LANFORD died last Monday at his home near Woodruff in the seventieth year of his age. He had been in declining health for some months and about three weeks before his death he was confined to his bed. A wife, one son and 5 daughters survive him besides a host of friends and relatives. Having been happily converted, he connected himself with Antioch Baptist church, Oct. 8, 1856 and remained a member over 47 years, serving a deaconship 36 years.

   MR. LANFORD was a brave soldier, in the War Between the States, during which time he was once captured and sent to Point Lookout where he suffered all the misery of prison life nine months. He was honorable and fair in all of his business relations of life and a kind obliging friend and neighbor.

   The funeral services were performed at Antioch on Tuesday, the 5th and were conducted by REV. B.L. WOFFORD pastor of the church, assisted by REV. L.C. EZELL.  When the services had been concluded in the house, the pall bearers, all old ex Confederate Veterans with a single exception, W.B. PAGE,  A.B. POOL,  S.M. PEARSON, P.P. WOODRUFF, REV. L.C. EZELL and W.C. CARNELL took charge of the casket and bore it out into that beautiful cemetery where it was lowered amid many tears to its last long resting place.

 

J.C. LANFORD
Spartanburg Herald
July 27, 1946
J.C. LANFORD, 90, retired farmer of Spartanburg rt.3, died at his home yesterday after a short illness. MR. LANFORD was born in this county and spent his entire life here.
Surviving are 3 sons, SMITH, DEAN, and LAW LANFORD, all of Spartanburg; 3 daughters, MRS. GEORGE LANDFORD, rt.3., MRS. C.V. WINGO, Roebuck, and MRS. H.L. HICKS , Gaffney; 2 sisters, MRS. BETTY GENTRY, Spartanburg, and MRS. JANIE FARMER, Campobello; one brother, EARL LANFORD, Spartanburg; 20 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Interment in the churchyard. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Lee O. Lanford

4-30-1935

Contributed by Nancie O’Sullivan

 

Greer, April 29. – Lee O. Lanford, well known farmer of near Greer, died at his home at 4:15 o’clock this afternoon after suffering declining health for several months.

            Funeral services will be held at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Fairview Baptist Church by the Rev. M. O. Owens, assisted by the Rev. Edgar Johnson and the Rev. J.H. Brown. Interment will follow in the family plot in the church cemetery.

            Mr. Lanford, who had been seriously ill for only one week, was born and reared near Woodruff. He had made his home near here for the past 30 years. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S.G. Lanford, Mr. Lanford was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church and taught the men’s Bible class for a number of years. He was a member of Cedar Camp, Woodmen of the World, at O’Neal.

            Surviving him are his widow, the former Miss Della Ray; two daughters, Misses Rosalie Lanford and Ruth E. Lanford, and one son, Carl M. Lanford, all of near Greer; three brothers, E.H. Lanford of West Union, M.A. Lanford of Woodruff, and D.H. Lanford of San Angelo, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. M.A. Wood of Seneca, Mrs. E.T. Gwinn of Chester, and Mrs. Percy Poole of Woodruff.

            The following nephews will serve as active pallbearers: Lamar, Harold, Freeman, Gates and Marshall Lanford, Horace Wood, Alvin Poole and Cecil Ray.

            The following are asked to meet at the church to serve as honorary pallbearers: Homer Meadows, J.D. Fleming, Dr. M. L. Lanford, Dr. R.C. Alverson, Frank Skinner, J.D. Gilreath, D.J. Ross, Henry Farr, J.T. Stokes, R.L. Wynn, H.W. Taylor, G.A. Copeland and M.E. Gentry.

 

 

EDITH LANGSTON
Laurensville Herald

April 3, 1903
MRS. EDITH LANGSTON died at her home in this city Saturday last, after a lingering illness of consumption. She was a young wife, having been married scarcely a year. She was an amiably lady. The young husband has the sympathy of the community in his sorrow.
 

JOHN LARK JR.
Generously contributed by Nancie O'Sullivan

John Lark Jr.                 6/21/1964

            Charlotte – Funeral services for John Marvin Lark Jr. of 3534 Millpond Road will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at J.F. Floyd Mortuary by the Rev. R.G. Strother. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

            Mr. Lark died Friday. He was a member of Cannons Methodist Church and a 1934 graduate of Wofford College. He was a World War II veteran.

            Survivors include; two brothers, R.B. of Gaffney and H.H. Lark of Spartanburg.

            Pallbearers are these mangers of B.F. Goodrich Stores: R.E. McNeely, Roger Myers, Paul Turk, James Morgan, Mark Crump, John Brady, R.T. Fox and C.C. Mills.

            J.F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge.

 

MRS. PEARL A. LARK
Generously contributed by Nancie O'Sullivan

Mrs. Pearl A. Lark                     8/13/1947

Mrs. Lark of Converse Dies

            Mrs. Pearl A. Lark, 56, of Spartanburg Route 2, near Converse died suddenly at her home (illegible words).

            She was a native of Cleveland County, N.C. the daughter of the late J.W. and Saphronia Hayes Branch and spent most  of her life in this section.

            Mrs. Lark was a member of the Converse Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, James Henry Lark; 3 daughters, Mrs. C. B. Kirby, Mrs. Kyle Alley and Mrs. F. D. Beacham; a son, J.R. all of Spartanburg and Mrs. W. S. McSwain of Converse; a brother, A.C. Branch of Spartanburg Route 1 and 9 grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Converse Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl O. Page officiating. Interment will be in Zion Hill Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Colin Pearson, H.H. Lark, F.R. McSwain, Erstow Sprouse, Lee Arthur and Wayne Branch.

            The body will be at the home until the hour of the services.

            The J.F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

M.E. LAWLESS
Laurensville Herald

Friday, Jan.21, 1898
DIED
On the 14th inst., at her home at White Plains, Anderson County, MRS. M.E. LAWLESS, wife of J.G. LAWLESS and daughter of JOHN H. and M.S. JONES. Deceased was buried at White Plains Church on the 16th inst., funeral services by REV. McMILLIAN , pastor.
 
Amelia Smith Lawson
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen
LAWSON, AMELIA SMITH
82, Pauline, 10–24–1970 p. 3 Spartanburg Herald

PAULINE - Mrs. Amelia Smith Lawson, 82, of Pauline Route 1, died Friday morning in the Spartanburg Convalescent Center after a long illness.
Native of Spartanburg County and member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Surviving: sons, Wallace of Union, Henry of Spartanburg, Joney of Charleston, Paul of Roebuck Route 2 and George of Jonesville; stepdaughter, Mrs. St. Lawrence Jackson of Pauline Route 1; stepson, Artis Lawson of Spartanburg; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services 3 Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church by the Rev. Cletus Gilbert; burial in church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jim Kimbrell, David Coleman, Vance Jackson, Wade, Wayne and Everett Lawson.
Body will be at the home 5 today and in the church 2 Sunday.
Fletcher Lawson
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen
LAWSON, FLETCHER
75, Pauline, h/o Amelia Smith Lawson, 6–15–1962 p. 12 Spartanburg Herald

PAULINE - Fletcher Lawson, 75, of Pauline Route 1 died in Spartanburg General Hospital Friday at 5:50 p.m. after five years of declining health and a serious illness of two weeks.
Mr. Lawson was a native of Union County and was the son of the late William and Louise Eubanks Lawson. He was a retired farmer and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Surviving are: his wife, Mrs. Amelia Smith Lawson; one daughter, Mrs. John Jackson of Pauline Route 1; six sons, Olin of Woodruff Route 3, Walter of Laurens, Ardis of Pauline, Paul of Roebuck, George of Union and Joney Lawson of Greenville; two stepsons, Henry of Spartanburg and Wallace Smith of Union; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Watson of Columbia and Mrs. Lillie Dunnaway of Laurens; two brothers, Tillman of Clinton and Jesse Lawson of Enoree; 32 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Guneral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at Friendship Baptist Church at a time to be announced.
Lanford-Boyter Mortuary of Woodruff is in charge.
JERRY LEE LAWSON
Generously contributed by Brooke Lundeen
36, Enoree, 3–27–1983 A8 Spartanburg Herald

ENOREE - Jerry Lee Lawson, 36, of Route 2, died Saturday from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Native of Spartanburg County; son of Martha Brewington Lawson and the late Jesse Lawson; member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Also surviving: brothers, Otis, Ashmore, and Monroe of Enoree; sisters, Frances Wilson, Catherine Wright, Annie Sumner, Lois Sherbert, Jeanette Barnwell, all of Enoree, Mozelle Campbell of Woodruff.
Services 2 Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church by the Revs. M. B. Lee and Susan Ashmore; burial in church cemetery.
Brothers-in-law will be pallbearers.
Family will receive friends 7-9 tonight at Lanford Funeral Home, Woodruff.
Lela M. Lawson
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

LAWSON, LELA M. WYATT
57, Enoree, w/o Tillman Lawson, 11-28-1942 p. 3 Spartanburg Herald

Enoree, Nov. 27. - The funeral of Mrs. Lela M. Lawson, 57, who died last night after an illness of several weeks at her home, Enoree, route 2. will be conducted Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Trinity Methodist church near Enoree.
The Rev. J.G. Hipp will officiate at the last rites, with burial in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Otis, Alvin, Elbert and Lawter Lawson. Grover W. and Ezell Wyatt.
Surviving are her husband, Tilman Lawson, two sons, Boyce Lawson and Ray Lawson, two daughters, Mrs. Eva Dunneway and Mrs. Pearl Dunneway, one sister, Mrs. Lem Lawson and one brother, Will Wyatt.
Lottie Mae Fowler Lawson
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

LAWSON, LOTTIE MAE FOWLER
80, Woodruff, w/o Ardis Lawson, 5–11–2001 C2 Herald Journal

WOODRUFF - Lottie Mae F. Lawson, 80, formerly of 100 Madera Village, died May 10, 2001, at Woodruff Heathcare.
A native of Spartanburg, she was the wife of the late Ardis Lawson and daughter of the late Minor and Nannie Mae Stevens Fowler.
She was a member of Anchor Baptist Church of Spartanburg.
Survivors include five daughters, Juanita Elliot of Inman, Betty Hostetler and Peggy Tucker of Woodruff, Gayle Cothran of Enoree, Judy O'Sheilds of Inman; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, conducted by the Revs. William Hall and Shannon Faulkner.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Peggy Tucker, 2021 E. Georgia Road, Woodruff.
Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 
Marie Gregory Lawson
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

LAWSON, MARIE GREGORY
78, Woodruff, w/o Olin Lawson, 6–30–1990 C10 Herald Journal

WOODRUFF - Marie G. Lawson, 78, of 1028 Old Spartanburg Highway, died June 29, 1990, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Laurens County, she was the widow of Olin Lawson and the daughter of the late J. Gregory and Hester Griffin Gregory Rhodes. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She was retired from the spinning room at Abney Mill.
Survivors include three sons, Everette, Robert and Cleve Lawson of Woodruff; one daughter, Barbara L. Terry of Spartanburg; one sister, Mazell Gregg of Spartanburg; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 tonight at Lanford Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Bill Yown. Burial will be in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home of her son Everette Lawson, 460 Stone Ave. Woodruff.
Martha Brewington Lawson
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

LAWSON, MARTHA BREWINGTON
84, Enoree, w/o Jesse Lawson, 4–29–1987 B3

ENOREE - Martha Brewington Lawson, 84, of Route 2, wife of the late Jesse Lawson, died Tuesday in B.J. Workman Memorial Hospital.
Native of Spartanburg County; daughter of the late Leese and Louise Brewington; a housewife; member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving: sons, Ashmore, Monroe and Otis Lawson of Enoree; daughters, Jennette Barnwell, Lois Sherbert, Annie Sumner, Frances Wilson of Enoree; sisters, Ruth Trammell of Enoree, Rosa Smith and Sarah Dunnaway of Clinton; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Services 3 Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev. Louis Adams; burial in church cemetery.
Body in church 2 Thursday.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Family is at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Annie Sumner, at Ridge Road, Enoree; to receive friends 7-9 tonight at Lanford Funeral Home in Woodruff.
SAMUEL LEAMAN
Laurensville Herald
Feb. 25, 1898
MAJOR SAMUEL LEAMAN
The subject of this notice was born August 28, 1827, near Cross Anchor, Laurens Co. His parents were Christians of old Presbyterian school and he was brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. He gave his life to the Lord in his early life and united with the Liberty Springs Presbyterian Church at Cross Hill, S.C.
He went out at the first call to defend his country and faced the enemy bravely and faithfully to the end. He came home and toiled successfully, until his death. On May 31st, 1865, he and MISS SUSAN L. WALDROP were happily married. In September , 1873, he was elected Deacon. In June 1876, he was elected , ordained and installed as Elder, but by his quiet and timely nature, believing others better fitted, would not serve.
His wife being an invalid for several years kept him at home, where he answered her every want and call until the Lord called her home. Major SAMUEL LEAMAN died peacefully and quietly, May 31, 1896 leaving behind four noble sons and one kind and affectionate daughter. His life is an example left us. He was a true man, kind neighbor and an affectionate and devoted husband and father. He was not afraid to die, but was ready to meet his blessed Christ...there is a crown for each of you. Be ready to receive it.
 
Lula Gentry Ledford
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen
LEDFORD, LULA GENTRY
79, Gaffney, 11–29–1975 B6

GAFFNEY - Mrs. Lula Gentry Ledford, 79, of 501 1/2 Holly St., died at 6:05 a.m. Friday in Cherokee County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Native of Tennessee; resident of Gaffney most of her life; daughter of the late Dave and Debbie Roland Gentry; member of New Hope Baptist Church; retired textile employee.
Surviving: daughter, Mrs. Ruthel Kennedy; sister, Mrs. Kate Lee of Pacolet; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services 3 Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church by the Rev. Marion Blackwell; burial in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Body at the home 10 a.m. today.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.
Katie Gentry Lee
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen
LEE, KATIE GENTRY
87, Spartanburg, w/o Fred H. Lee, 4–29–1988 D8

Katie Gentry Lee, 87, of 260 Redwood Ave., died yesterday in a local nursing home.
A native of Duck Town, Tenn., she was the widow of Fred H. Lee and daughter of the late Dave and Debbie Rowland Gentry. She was a member of Pacolet Mills Baptist Church and retired from Pacolet Division of Milliken and Co.
Survivors include a daughter, Eunice Lee Pierce of Spartanburg; three grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Floyd's Pacolet Chapel. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens by Drs. Donald F. Reams and Noble Mills.
The family is at the home of her daughter, Eunice Lee Pierce, 260 Redwood Ave., Spartanburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Camp Croft Rescue Squad #18 or to the Pacolet Mills Rescue Squad #6.
MISS MARY LEE
MRS. DORCUS BYARS
Spartanburg Journal
March 30, 1945
MISS MARY LEE of Buffalo died in a Columbia hospital Wednesday after a long illness. She was 82 years of age.
She was born in White Plains and was a member of the White Plains Bapt. church.
Her sister, MRS. DORCUS BYARS of Buffalo died at the home of her son at Pacolet one day later.
MISS LEE is survived by two sisters, MRS. BETTIE COOK and MRS. PERRY LEE FOWLER, both of Gaffney and two brothers, R.H. LEE of Pacolet and SAM LEE of Clifton.
Funeral services will be held Saturday from the White Plains Bapt. church, interment will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers; A.T. WILLIS, JAMES W. LIPSCOMB, E.H. PARKER, EARL J. REYNOLDS, LEWIS ROBERTSON, and R.E. FOWLER.
{ her sister mentioned above; MRS. DORCUS BYARS, 84, died at the home of her son, R.W. BYARS, Pacolet Mills. She was the d/o the late RICHARD and MILLIE THORNTON LEE and was born near Gore's church near Glendale.}
 
DORIS M. LEONARD
Spartanburg Herald

July 8, 1928
DORIS M. LEONARD, age 2, daughter, of MR. and MRS. C.O. LEONARD of Spartanburg rt.3, died at her home at 6 o'clock Sunday morning. The body will be sent to Lexington, N.C. this morning at 7:15 for funeral and interment.
She is survived by her parents and one brother, C.O. JR.
 
T.M. LEONARD
Journal and Carolina Spartan
Friday, April 30, 1926
TAPS SOUNDED FOR GALLANT GRAY VETERAN
T.M. LEONARD of Reidville, who wore the Confederate gray during the War Between the States , died this morning at 6:30 o'clock at the Spartanburg General Hospital of pneumonia. MR. LEONARD was 78 years of age, having been born near Sharon Methodist church on March 10, 1848.
At the veterans' dinner held at the Cleveland hotel one month ago MR. LEONARD recounted for his white-haired comrades many interesting experiences during the war. He was the first of the gallant little band to answer the last roll call.
MR. LEONARD attended a dinner given in honor of a number of Confederate veterans at Woodruff on Thursday, April 22. He suffered an attack of indigestion and was compelled to take to his bed the next day. His condition did not improve and he was brought to the hospital last Monday at noon. Pneumonia developed and the end came peacefully early today.
He was the son of ROBERT LEONARD and the grandson of JONAS LEONARD, who came to this section of South Caroline from Virginia many years ago. At the age of 16, he entered the Confederate army, being mustered into service in this county. He reached the rank of orderly sergeant in Company I, 4th Regiment SC Reserves. He was mustered out of service in March, 1865 at Spartanburg courthouse and immediately returned to his father's home to assume charge of the family estate, his father being in feeble health. MR. LEONARD paid off the debts that had accumulated during the war and later moved to Reidville with his mother and sisters after his father's death. In 1878 he moved to Laurens where he operated a general merchandise store for 2 years- while in Laurens he married MISS SARAH OTHELLA LEONARD who died 32 years ago. After 2 years at Laurens, he moved back to Reidville and spent the remainder of his life.
Six children were born to MR. and MRS. LEONARD, of whom 3 died. These still surviving are PAULH. LEONARD, state hotel inspector, T.M. LEONARD JR. and JUNIE O. LEONARD . MR. LEONARD also is survived by 2 sisters, MISSES MARY S. and FANNY O. LEONARD, who made their home with their brother.
He attended 31 in all various sections of the South and also attended the reunion of veterans at Gettysburg, Pa. He had just been elected a delegate to the reunion to be held in Birmingham, Ala. and was to have been an honored guest at the state reunion to be held in Greenville. A few years ago he held the rank of Major and was Assistant Inspector General on the state staff.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Sharon Methodist Church,near Reidville. He was a trustee of this church and one of its oldest members.
Services will be conducted by REV. W.Y. COOLEY, pastor of the church, assisted by REV. GEORGE C. LEONARD, pastor of St. Paul's Methodist Church, Greenville.
Honorary pallbearers will be the surviving members of the company with which MR. LEONARD served during the war, two of whom are Prof. D.A. DuPRE and W.S. CALDWELL of Spartanburg.
Active pallbearers: J.W. GASTON, W.J. WILLSON, L.E. McELRATH, J.G. GASTON, W.C. ANDERSON and DR. J.L. MANN.
MR. LEONARD will be laid to rest in Sharon churchyard.
 
L.L. LINDER
Journal and Carolina Spartan
Sept.24, 1935
L.L. LINDER, 73 died at his home in Cowpens after a lingering illness. MR. LINDER had made his home in Cowpens for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are the following children; MRS. F.M. MAYNOR, W.H., J.J., and A.J. LINDER, all of Cowpens; and MRS. J.L. WADDELL, Cowpens and a brother, JOHN LINDER ,Gaffney. 33 grandchildren and 22 g-grandchildren.
Funeral services from the Cowpens Central Baptist church by Rev. PAUL DOBBINS and Rev. J.P. HUSKEY. Interment in the Cowpens cemetery.
Grandsons pallbearers; CLARENCE MAYNOR,HORACE and LEE WADDELL,WEBB and FOREST LINDER and G. WHITE.
Grandaughters flower bearers; LILLIE MAE LINDER, IRENE WADDELL, LOVIE and O.E. WHITE, ROXIE BIGGERSTAFF and GLADYS LINDER.
Bobo Funeral home in charge.

MRS. LOLA LEE LINDER

Journal and Carolina Spartan

Dec. 22. 1934- Funeral services for MRS. LOLA LEE LINDER, 40, wife of D.A. LINDER on Converse, who died Thursday in a local hospital, were to be held at Thompson's Chapel Saturday afternoon with REV. CARL O. PAGE officiating.

   Active pallbearers; MARION, JOHN, and ARTHUR POOLE, GLENN, FRANK and SATE WHITT.

   MRS. LINDER is survived by her husband and 8 children; EDITH, THELMA, FRED, JUDSON, ALMA, OLIVE, ALPHA and an infant son; 5 sisters, MRS. S.J. STEWART of York, and MRS. LEE WADDELL,  MISS ELSIE WHITT,  MISS EDNA WHITT, and MISS LEMIE WHITT, all of Clifton; 5 brothers,  F.V.,  W.L.,  J.C., and J.W. WHITT, Clifton and CLAUDE WHITT of Drayton and her mother, MRS. BERTHA WHITT also of Clifton.

MRS. MERLEY LINDER
Spartanburg Herald
Dec. 21, 1933
MRS. MERLEY LINDER, 38, wife of J.J. LINDER of Cowpens, died at a Spartanburg hospital Wednesday morning after a short illness.
MRS. LINDER was the daughter of MRS. ALICE THORNTON and the late J.V. THORNTON. She was an active member of the Cowpens Mill Bapt. church.
She is survived by her husband, J.J. LINDER and two daughters, MISSES MAY and GLADYS LINDER; three sons, WEBB, THURMAN and VARNIE LEE LINDER; her mother and two brothers, WEBB and JOE THORNTON, and one sister, MRS. LULA GARNER, all of Cowpens.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Cowpens Mill Bat. church this afternoon by the REV. J.P. HUSKEY and the REV. PAUL DOBBINS. Interment will be in the Cowpens cemetery.
The following will serve as pallbearers; W.D. WIGGINS, ERNEST THOMPSON, O.L. KIRBY, SMITH COOK, BUFORD THOMAS, S.L. FOWLER, CHARLES DORMAN, M.W. COLEMAN, J.R. BROWN, DR. A.T. MARTIN, J.C. DAY, G.W. THOMPSON, ROLAND DAVIS, C.B. MARTIN, E.O. MARTIN, J.A. POTTER, and W.O. COATES.
Bobo Funeral home in charge.
 

MRS. FANNIE LIPSCOMB
Generously contributed by Nancie O'Sullivan
Mrs. Fannie S. Lipscomb
Gaffney – Nov. 25, 1933 – Mrs. Fannie Smith Lipscomb, 45, wife of C.V. Lipscomb, died at her home today after an illness of two weeks.

Mrs. Lipscomb is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Prater Smith; two daughters, Elizabeth and Florida Lipscomb of Gaffney; two sons, C.V. Lipscomb, Jr. and Furman Lipscomb, both of Gaffney; five brothers, E.E. Smith, V.L. Smith, all of Gaffney; Jimmie Smith and J.A. Smith of Blacksburg, and H.P. Smith of Okanogan, Wash; two sisters also survive, Mrs. W.B. Brown and Mrs. Roy W. Brown of Spartanburg.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Gouchla Church, conducted by Dr. Albert Howard, her pastor; assisted by Dr. L.L. Carpenter. Interment will follow in the family plot in the churchyard.

The following will serve as pallbearers: Broughton Clary, Bryant Guthery, A.J. Foster, W.T. Wood, James Brown and Walter Brown.

JOHN H. LIPSCOMB
Journal and Carolina Spartan
Dec. 28, 1918
FORMER SPARTAN IS BURIED TODAY
The funeral services of JOHN H. LIPSCOMB, one of the most prominent citizens of Spartanburg County, who passed away at the home of his daughter, MRS. JAMES GILREATH of Greer, following a short illness, were held at Greer cemetery this afternoon.
He is survived by four children; 2 daughters, MRS. JAMES GILREATH, Greer and MRS. JACK FROST of Norfolk; 2 sons, GOODLETT LIPSCOMB, Savannah and JAMES LIPSCOMB, Lakeland, Fla. and 2 brothers, THOS. B. LIPSCOMB, City and W.R. LIPSCOMB, Atlanta. Numerous other relatives survive. He was 74 years of age.
For many years he had resided in Spartanburg where he was connected with R.L. BLOWERS in the dry goods business. Several years ago he retired from business and had since made his home with his daughter at Greer. He leaves a host of friends to mourn his death.
ALBERT LITTLEFIELD
Spartanburg Herald
Campobello, March 11, 1934 - Funeral service for ALBERT LITTLEFIELD, 87, Confederate Veteran who joined the service when he was 16 years old, will be held Monday at the Campobello Bapt. Church, interment will follow in Campobello cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers; WILL WEST, HOMER WEST, HERBERT HARMON, BOYD HARMON, JOE BISHOP, FRED BISHOP.
Honorary pallbearers: C.L. MABRY, W.H. CALDWELL, B.F. NEVES, T.G. SMITH, W.E. JACKSON, B.M. GRAMLING, TOM SMITH, W.G. BURNS, W.L. EPTING, H.L. O'SHIELDS, J.C. FARMER, R.W. WALL, GUY RANKIN, C.T. REID, J.M. CULBRETH, R.L. VEHON, W.J. GIBSON JR., and L.F. WALL.
He was a member of the Campobello Bapt. church and had made his home here 28 years. His wife died four years ago.
MR. LITTLEFIELD is survived by a brother, BEN LITTLEFIELD, Sptbg., and the following son and daughters, A.L. LITTLEFIELD JR. and MRS. HATTIE EDWARDS , Campobello and MRS. ALICE CULBREATH of Inman.
 
NANNIE LITTLEJOHN
Spartanburg Herald
March 12, 1934
MRS. NANNIE LITTLEJOHN
News was received here yesterday of the death of MRS. NANNIE GOSSETT LITTLEJOHN Saturday morning at Montgomery, Ala., following an illness of several weeks.
The body will be brought here this morning and arrangements for the funeral announced later.
She was a native of Spartanburg Co. and left about 20 years ago to make her home at Montgomery.
Survived by her husband, J.F. LITTLEJOHN and a son, B.B. LITTLEJOHN of Ala. and the following sisters and brothers; MRS. S.M. HUGGINS , Roebuck, MRS. JANE GEORGE, Pacolet, MRS. J.S. TURNER of Sptbg., MRS. GEORGE EASLER , Sptbg., A.B. GOSSETT and A.R. GOSSETT of Sptbg. and CAPT. J.B. GOSSETT of Trenton, N.J.
 
Mary Ann Loftin
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

LOFTIN, MARY ANN
35, Roebuck, 4–14–1988 B6

ROEBUCK - Mary Ann Loftin, 35, of Whitten Center in Clinton, died yesterday in Self Memorial Hospital.
A native of Spartanburg, she was the daughter of Weldon Loftin and Louise Jackson Loftin, both of Spartanburg.
Also surviving are a brother, James Loftin of Moore; a sister, Nancy Loftin of Roebuck; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. John Jackson of Pauline.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 tonight at Lanford-Pollard Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Wendell Rhodes.
The family is at the home of Weldon Loftin, Chelsea Street.
 
Tammie Marie Loftin
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

LOFTIN, TAMMIE MARIE
infant, Pauline, 7–30–1965 p. 28

PAULINE - Tammie Marie Loftin, 9 months, daughter of Mrs. Louise Jackson Loftin of Route 1, died 6:30 p.m. Thursday General Hospital after long illness.
Surviving in addition to mother: sisters, Mary Ann and Nancy of the home; brother, James of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson of Route 1.
J. F. Floyd Mortuary.
MRS. SUSAN LOUISE McKINNEY LOVELACE
Spartanburg Herald
Chesnee, Sept. 29, 1943- MRS. SUSAN LOUISE McKINNEY LOVELACE, 80, well known resident of the Chesnee community, died today following a long illness.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Arrowood Bapt. church by the Rev. F.G. WALKER, the Rev. BEASON THORNE and the Rev. G.H. HODGES. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers, J.F. EZELL, MILES WOOD, GUY HARD, BARRYMORE CUDD, M.S. GIBSON, and TOM MOSS.
Survivors include a daughter, MRS. H.A. BOND; 2 grandchildren, CECIL BOND, and MRS. JUNITA HODGES of Chesnee; a sister, MRS. W.C. McKINNEY, and a gt. grandson, STEVE BOND of Chesnee.
MRS. LOVELACE was the widow of J.M. LOVELACE, who died several years ago. She was a lifelong resident and one of the most prominent women of the Chesnee community. For a number of years she taught school and was active in affairs of her church. She was the first councilor of her church B.T.U. and was a charter member of the W.M.S. She taught Sunday school for more than 40 years.
Blackwell Funeral Home of Chesnee in charge of arrangements.
 
MRS. LILLIE ZIMMERMAN LOW
Spartanburg Herald
Sept. 29, 1943
MRS. LILLIE ZIMMERMAN LOWE, 46, of Cedar Springs, died at a Spartanburg hospital last night following an illness of six months.
The daughter of the late JOHN HENRY and BELLE BLANTON ZIMMERMAN, she was a lifelong resident of Sptbg. county and a member of the Cedar Springs Bapt. church.
Surviving are her husband, PAUL J. LOWE ; a son, JOHN Z. LOWE , Cedar Springs; a sister, MRS. V.L. VIAL of High Point, N.C.; 3 brothers, D.D. , Sptbg., F.W., Atlanta, and J.H. ZIMMERMAN of Cedar Springs; her step-father, N.G. HUNTLEY, Sptbg., 3 half-sisters, MRS. EDNA BULLINGTON and MRS. SARAH MULLINS , Sptbg. and MRS. MARY THOMAS of Savannah , Ga.; and a half-brother, WILLIAM HUNTLEY of Sptbg.
Floyd Mortuary in charge.
 
Claudia Louise Lundeen
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

LUNDEEN, CLAUDIA LOUISE GARNER
73, Spartanburg, w/o Jake Lundeen, 8–24–1999 B2

ARKWRIGHT - Claudia Louise Lundeen, 73, of 100 Brighton St. died Aug. 22, 1999, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Blacksburg, she was the widow of Jake Lundeen and daughter of the late William Henry Garner and Eva Estelle Lovelace Garner. She was a member of Parkway Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Cornelia Rollings of Spartanburg and Carolyn Eckard or Hickory, N.C.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Good Shepherd Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Miller.
The family is at the home of Robert and Merita Caldwell, 100 Brighton St., Arkwright.
Lanford-Pollard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Clyde Aril Lundeen
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

LUNDEEN, CLYDE ARIL
73, Spartanburg, h/o Victoria Millwood Lundeen, 9–15–1991 B6

Clyde Aril "Mr. Crutches" Lundeen, 73, of 134 Sheila Lane, Spartanburg, died Sept. 14, 1991, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Aiken County, he was the husband of Victoria Millwood Lundeen of the home and son of the late John and Mamie Carter Lundeen. He was a member of Arch Street Baptist Church, a retired electrician from Ballard Electric and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was known on C.B. radio as "Mr. Crutches."
Also surviving are two sons, Clyde E. Lundeen of Pauline and Billy Lundeen of Whitney; two daughters, Peggy Henderson of Spartanburg and Barbara Garrison of Inman; one sister, Rosie Adams of Southern Shops; one stepsister, Ruth Weeks of Southern Shops; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The body will be placed at the home of his sister, Rosie Adams, 3179 Brown St., Spartanburg where the family will recieve friends from 7 to 9 tonight.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens.
Lanford-Pollard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gertrude S. Lundeen
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

LUNDEEN, GERTRUDE STROUD
60, GA, 10–29–1970 p. 21

JACKSON, Ga. - Mrs. Gertrude S. Lundeen, 60, of 157 Oakland Circle, died Tuesday in a Griffin, Ga., hospital.
Former resident of Spartanburg; daughter of the late John F. and Lula Hill Stroud of Laurens; a Baptist.
Surviving: sons, Gerald Davis of Jackson, Ga., Richard Earl Davis of Spartanburg; sister, Mrs. Bertie Marler of Drayton; brother, Luther Stroud of Spartanburg; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services 1 Friday at M.W. Bobo Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Timothy Hottel; burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers: Hugh M. and Leonard Hill, Earl and Johnny Stroud, Charles Sims, William O'Sheilds.
Family to receive friends 7-9 tonight at the funeral home.
Mamie Lundeen
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

LUNDEEN, MAMIE
73, Spartanburg, w/o John Lundeen, 10–29–1960 p. 7

Mrs. Mamie Lundeen, 73, wife of the late John Lundeen, of White Avenue died at her home Friday at 3 a.m. after an illness of one year.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. at the J.F. Floyd Mortuary.
Pallbearers will be: Dr. Noah Hendrix Sr., Dewey Shelton, Harold Metcalf, Ralph Owens, George Murray and Walter White.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Victoria M. Lundeen
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

LUNDEEN, VICTORIA Millwood
82, Spartanburg, w/o Clyde A. Lundeen, 10–9–2001 C2

Victoria M. Lundeen, 82, of 319 Labor Drive died Oct. 7, 2001 at her residence.
A Native of York County, she was the widow of Clyde A. Lundeen and the daughter of the late Claude W. and Maude Gentry Millwood.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Garrison of Spartanburg; two sons, Clyde Lundeen and Billy Lundeen, both of Spartanburg; one sister, Thelma Woody of Spartanburg; fifteen grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 tonight.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eggers Funeral Chapel conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Cash.
Burial will be in Good Shepherd Memorial Park.
The family will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, 120 Heywood Avenue, Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.
Eggers Funeral Home of Boiling Springs is in charge of arrangements.
SALLIE GODFREY LYONS
Laurensville Herald
March 10, 1899
DEATH OF MRS. JOE LYONS
The Gilmer [ Texas] Mirror of recent date announced the death of MRS. J.J. LYONS, which occurred at her home in Gilmer on the 20th ultimo. MRS. LYONS was formerly MISS SALLIE GODFREY and resided in this place with her aunt, MRS. FAIRBUN, and will be kindly remembered by our older citizens , as she was a most amiable and lovely lady. She married MR. J.J. LYONS sometimes in the early fifties. MR. LYONS will also be remembered , as he at one time[ 1849-50] worked in this office as a printer. He moved to Abbeville and engaged in the clothing business. Later he moved in 1860 to Texas and became County Judge of Upshur County, running a newspaper at the same time and was killed by one of his printers.
MRS. LYONS was a sister-in-law of the late COL. H.W. GARLINGTON, he having married MISS ELISA GODFREY, her sister.
 
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