Spartanburg County Obituaries 


Most of these records were transcribed from newspapers and posted to the Spartanburg County Mailing List over a period of several years by Nancie O'Sullivan and Lisa Burns. With their gracious permission I am posting these for everyone to share. Note: Please also see Spartanburg County Death Certificates on this site. The  Spartanburg Library has an index of obituaries and death certificates online with information for ordering copies.  National Obituary Search is also very useful for help in finding obituaries. Ordering information for birth, marriage and death certificates is online at South Carolina Vital Records.  If you have records you would like to share please contact me.

Laurensville Herald
July 22, 1921

Poplar Springs, May 24- Another veteran has gone to his reward in the person of MR. J.B. MANLEY, who died suddenly last Saturday. He had been a life-long citizen of this section, his age at death being 90 years. He leaves one brother, MR. CANN MANLEY of Ware Shoals and two sisters, MRS. LUTITIA RENN and MRS. SALLIE LINDLEY of Greenwood. He was buried at Poplar Springs church by the side of his wife who was a MISS SOUTH before marriage. A very large congregation attended the burial, the funeral being conducted by REV. L.K. SIMPSON. We will miss UNCLE JOHN , as we all called him, and our hearts are made sad on account of his death.
Laurensville Herald
April 3, 1903
MRS. ABAGAIL MARTIN, widow of the late REV. ADDISON MARTIN, a Methodist Minister and former member of the S.C. Conference, died at her home Friday night last.
Laurensville Herald
MR. AMBROSE H. MARTIN, one of Laurens Co. most valued citizens, died on the morning of the 25th inst., at the home of his daughter, MRS. C.S. McLAURIN, at McColl, Marlboro County. He left Laurens on the last day of February to visit his two daughters, MRS. C.S. McLAURIN and MRS. DAVID C. McLAURIN at McColl.
In a few days be became seriously ill with pneumonia. On the morning of the 24th inst., when he had an acute attack of Bright's Disease, which in a few hours proved fatal. He was in his 80th year. His body was brought to Laurens on the night of the 24th and buried on the 25th, at Chestnut Ridge Church, within a half mile of where he was born and had lived all his life. The burial was attended by a large concourse which filled the spacious church....
the pastor , Rev. E.C. WATSON, assisted by Rev. J.D. PITTS. Active pallbearers were L Messrs. A.B. BARKSDALE, ALBERT TEAGUE, J.S. MACHEN, JOHN F. BOLT, G.A. FULLER and F.J. OWINGS.
He was rated as about the wealthiest farmer in the county, worth est. $65,000 to $85,000 , owning one of the largest and finest farms in the county...
MR. MARTIN'S wife died 2-3 years ago. She was a MISS ROOK, of this county. Besides his 2 daughters, 3 other daughters and 2 sons survive him- MRS. A.S. EASTERBY, HERBERT and HENRY and MISSES MAGGIE and LUCILE MARTIN of Laurens also a brother
Laurensville Weekly Herald
March, 1846

DIED, of typhoid fever, at Huntsville, Laurens Dist., on the morning of the 4th inst., MR. DAVID MARTIN, in the 52d year of his age.
The deceased was born in Fairfield Dist., from which place he moved to this district, where from early age, being accustomed to the various duties of a business life, he acquired the confidence and esteem of numerous friends , who deeply sympathize with his bereaved family and a father he was loving and indulgent- as a husband he was kind and affectionate - as a friend he was firm and sincere and as a neighbor obliging and accommodating. The community lost a useful and respected citizen.
Laurensville Herald
Friday, May 5, 1922
MRS. ELLIOTT MARTIN, widow of the late MR. CHARLEY MARTIN, died at the home of her daughter near Warrior Creek Friday morning and was buried at New Prospect Saturday, the funeral being conducted by her pastor, REV. H.C. MARTIN, assisted by the REV. S.H. TEMPLEMAN and REV. E.W. DAVIS. The deceased is survived by 3 sons, G. WHIT, GUS and DUDE MARTIN, and 2 daughters, MRS. AMERICA HUGHES and MRS. LENA OWINGS. She was a good Christian woman and expressed no uneasiness when death approached.
Spartanburg Herald
June 28, 1964
GEORGE WAYLAND MARTIN, 68, of Reidville Rd. was pronounced dead on arrival at General Hospital Saturday morning.
MR. MARTIN was a son of the late JAMES EDWARD and PALMYRA WINGO MARTIN and a member of Fairforest Baptist Church. He was a retired grocer.
Surviving are : his wife, MRS. JENNIE AUSTELL DORMAN MARTIN, one stepdaughter, MRS. TOM CORLEY of Nashville, 2 stepsons, BOBBY, Spartanburg and NED DORMAN of Nashville; 4 sisters, MRS. WILL MABRY, Fairforest, MRS. BILL HIGH, Spartanburg, MISS ANNIE ROSE MARTIN , Fairforest and MRS. WOFFORD BONNER of Biloxi, Miss; 2 brothers, JOHN of Spartanburg and J.E. MARTIN of Fairforest and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at Floyd Mortuary by the REV. W.B. BOLT. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Spartanburg Herald
Oct. 3, 1926
Funeral services for JOHN MARTIN, 82 year old Confederate Veteran, who died at his home in the Cowpens section of the county Friday morning following a short illness, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the White Plains Church, the REV. MR. CARTER and the REV. MR. FELMENT officiating. Interment will be made in the churchyard.
The deceased is survived by his widow, MRS. MARTHA MARTIN and 8 children as follows : MRS. MAGGIE LEE, JAMES MARTIN, DAVE MARTIN, and MRS. BETTY HENDLEY, all of Trough, GEORGE MARTIN of Glendale, CHARLES MARTIN and LADDIE MARTIN , both of Cherokee county and JERRY MARTIN of Rutherfordton.
Laurensville Herald
Friday, June 17, 1927
S. DeKALB MARTIN, aged 60, died Sunday morning at his home, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Monday from the home and interment was at the Wallace family burying ground.
MR. MARTIN was a good citizen and successful farmer and business man and was a member of Bramlett's Methodist Church.
He is survived by his widow, formerly MISS MARY ALICE FRIDAY, d/o of the REV. J.B. FRIDAY and the following children;
WALLACE L., S.EVERETT, R. ERIC, MRS. J.G. HARRIS and MISSES ALLUWEE and MARY. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters; W.E. MARTIN, of Gray Court ; C.B., Greenville; MRS. C.O. GOODWIN, Travelers Rest; MRS. E.D. LOMAS and MRS. C.R. BOBO of Gray Court.
Martin Martin 
Greenville SC Mountaineer, 1837
Contributed by Richard Fluck

Martin Martin died 24 Feb 1837 in Spartanburg County.
"Another relic of the Revolution gone! Died in the vicinity of Cowpens Battleground on the 24th ult., after a protracted illness of several weeks, Mr. Martin Martin, aged about 85 years. The departed entered the regular service in the early part of the War of the Revolution and fought valiantly in several battles under the banner of his country until the close of the same, in one of which he received a deep wound from a British bayonet - not in the back but in the face, the marks thereof attending him to his grave. He was, strictly speaking, an honest man, a good citizen, a kind neighbor, and a faithful friend. He lived and died without an enemy and has left an extensive train of friends and relatives to mourn his exit (ibid.)."

Laurensville Herald
June 28, 1929
Funeral services for SMITH J. MARTIN, prominent citizen of Gray Court, who died Saturday, were held at Rabun Creek church Sunday afternoon, conducted by REV. B.F. CARSON and REV. J.L. SINGLETON. MR. MARTIN died at his home Saturday after a long illness at the age of 51.
MR. MARTIN was thrice married, his first wife being MISS ELLA WALDREP, of Lanford, the second, MISS MAY BABB of Gray Court and the third, MISS ROTHIE DAVIS of the Waterloo section, by whom he is survived together with three daughters, AURORA, NANCY IDA, and MARTHA DAVIS MARTIN.
The deceased was a son of the late JASPER R. MARTIN, who served a term as School Commissioner of the county. Of this family he is survived by his aged mother, MRS. NANCY MARTIN; 2 brothers, B.W. and J.G. MARTIN of Gray Court; 4 sisters; MRS. ANNIE NEIGHBORS, MRS. FURMAN POOLE..MRS. RUSSEL
Laurensville Herald
June 17, 1927
Information was received here a few days ago of the death of MR. ELMORE MAY who moved from this county to Arkansas in 1870. He died at Fort Towson, Oklahoma, where he had made his home with one of his children for the past few years and the body was carried back to his former home, near Rosston, Ark., for burial. His wife , who was MISS SARAH J. SHELL, of that section, before marriage, died about 9 years ago. He is survived by 5 sons and 4 daughters. MRS. J.L. MILAM of the Holly Grove section of this county is a survived sister and J.P. MAY of Morganton, N.C. only surviving brother.
Nov. 28, 1931
Journal and Carolina Spartan

Nov. 28- GILLAM H. MAYBRY, 17 year old son of MRS. J.B. MAYBRY, of Campobello, died at Spartanburg hospital Saturday following a brief illness.
Funeral services for the deceased will be held Sunday at the late home . DR. R.C. GRANBERRY , president of Limestone College, Gaffney, will officiate being assisted by the REV. W.Y. HENDERSON. Burial will be in the Campobello Cemetery.
The deceased is survived by his mother; one brother, JOHN BROADUS MAYBRY and two sisters, MISS MARGARET MAYBRY and MISS JEAN MAYBRY, all of Campobello.

Journal and Carolina Spartan
Feb. 21, 1917
Many local people were deeply saddened to learn of the death of E.A. McABEE, whose death occurred yesterday at Woodruff. MR. McABEE served on the police force here for several years and was considered one of the best and most faithful officers of the force. After going to Woodruff he served as chief of police there for several years and he resigned recently to accept employment with E.A. BEASON and Co. Death was due to pneumonia.

Spartanburg Herald
Oct. 29, 1929- Funeral services for MRS. FLORA COLLINS McABEE, 24, wife of RALPH McABEE, of near Spartanburg, will be conducted at 3 o'clock tomorrow at the Bethleham Baptist church by the Rev. A.B. EZELL and the Rev. E.L. JOYNER. Interment will be in the churchyard.
MRS. McABEE died yesterday at a local hospital following a short illness.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents, MR. and MRS. R.G. COLLINS; 2 brothers, ROYCE and HUGH COLLINS and one sister, OTTIE COLLINS, all of Spartanburg.

Spartanburg Herald
Aug. 26, 1942 - MRS. HATTIE McABEE, 62, of Arkwright, died at her home following an illness of 13 weeks. She was born at Walnut Grove, April 9, 1880. She was a member of Bethel Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, MRS. JOHN C. McABEE and MISS HATTIE BELL McABEE, both of Arkwright; 5 sons, VERNON , JOHNNY, DeWITT and HOWARD McABEE, all of Arkwright and GETTIS McABEE, Tucapau ; 3 brothers, L.S. STEPHENS, HARLEY and SAM STEPHENS, Arkwright; and 6 sisters, MRS. C.H. HARRISON and MRS. DORA VARNER, Spartanburg, MRS. ERNESTINE BROWN, Chesnee, MRS. MARY JANE FOWLER, Cooley Springs, MRS. NANNIE MAE FOWLER, Friendship and MRS. EXIE GRANT, Cashville.
Funeral at Walnut Grove Methodist Church. Nephews will be active pallbearers.

Generously contributed by Nancie O'Sullivan

Mrs. Joe McAbee       1/23/1971

Gaffney – Mrs. Ida Bishop McAbee, 87 of 13th Street, widow of Joe McAbee, died Sunday at 12:45 p.m. in Cherokee County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Native of Laurens County; she had lived in Cherokee County most of her life; member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church for 35 years.

nbsp; Surviving: sons Tye McAbee of Augusta, Ga.; sister, Mrs. Dale Tomsdale of Laurens; brother Glenn of Laurens; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren.

  Services 4 Tuesday at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church by Revs. Clarence Hampton and Paul Dobbins; burial in Corinth Church cemetery.

  Pallbearers: J. Conrad Jones, A.H. McCraw, John Neal, Jack Allison, Roy Babb, George Coggins.

  Family is at the home of a grandson, Mike McAbee, Grassy Pond Community.



Spartanburg Herald

Woodruff, 11–26–35 p. 5

Woodruff, Nov. 25-J. T. McAbee, retired farmer, died at his home here at 2:15 o’clock yesterday morning.

     Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Emma Gray Memorial Methodist church by the Rev. J. S. Edwards, pastor, assisted by the Rev. T. S. McChesney and the Rev. J. H. Simpson.  Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery.

     Mr. McAbee was a member of Bethel Masonic loge No. 112 and was well known throughout the section.

     Active pallbearers will be the following nephews and grandsons; Billy and J. P. Lanford, Howard, Carl, Jerome and Bryan McAbee.

     Honorary pallbearers will be: W. S. Roebuck, Mell Poole, Lee Crow, C. T. Zimmerman, Clarence Fowler, Dr. W. A. Woodruff, W. B. Westmoreland, J. B. Kilgore, P. H. Todd, J. N. Drummond, J. W. Swink, Ed Gentry, Sam Wofford, Dr. A. S. Pearson, J. P. Gray, John Goodwin, J. K. Taylor, J. O. Price, Arthur Lanford and Mike Theo.

  Surviving are two daughters and three sons: Mrs. M. I Lanford of Greenville, Mrs. Jess Jones of Woodruff, Frank of Greenville, Clyde and Eugene of Woodruff: two brothers, Will and Ott, both of Woodruff. 

Generously contributed by Nancie O'Sullivan

Mrs. Jener McAbee  1/22/49

  Funeral services for Mrs. Jener Scruggs McAbee of Route 6, who died Thursday, will be conducted at Fairview Baptist Church today at 3 p.m. by the Revs. Vernon Bishop, BL. Cooper, Glen Felmet and Roy Calvert.

  Mrs. McAbee was born in Spartanburg County and as the daughter of the late Tom and Malissee Loftis Scruggs.

  Sons will serve as pallbearers. The J.F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

See Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery Records


Generously contributed by Nancie O'Sullivan

LeRoy McAbee  7/26/1975

Whitney – LeRoy McAbee, 70, husband of Mrs Susie Arnold McAbee of 5 ½ Pond St., died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in General Hospital after a long illness.

  Native of Spartanburg County; son of the lat R.H. and Gener Scruggs McAbee; retired textile employee; member of Fairview Baptist Church No. 2.

  Also surviving: sisters, Mrs. Pauline Johnson of Inman, Miss Gertrude McAbee, Mrs. Effie Wright and Mrs. Maybelle Strange of Whitney; brothers, Jesse and Clarence McAbee of Whitney, Lee McAbee of Boiling Springs, R.H. and C.D. McAbee of Spartanburg.

  Service 3 Thursday at Fairview Baptist Church No. 2 by the Revs. W.A. Metters, T.S. Edmonds and Glenn Felmet; burial in church cemetery.

  Body at the home 3 today; in church 2 Thursday.

  Nephews will be pallbearers. Honorary escort will be the Men’s Bible Class of the church.

  J.F. Floyd Mortuary

See Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery Records


Journal and Carolina Spartan
Woodruff, June 11, 1926 - MRS. MARY C. McABEE, 85, widow of ALBERT McABEE , died this morning at her home . Funeral services will be held tomorrow from the Unity Baptist Church at 11 o'clock conducted by the pastor, REV. J.T. TOUCHBERRY and interment will be in the churchyard.
MRS. McABEE has been in bad health for 6 years having been stricken with paralysis , her condition grew worse last Saturday and little hope was entertained for her recovery.
She is survived by one son, W.J. McABEE of Woodruff, one brother, W.T. CRIMM of Moore and one sister, MRS. PERMALIA WOODWARD of Greer.

Spartanburg Herald
Oct. 12, 1943 OBITUARIES
MRS. MINNIE WARD McABEE, 74, died last night at her home on West Park Avenue, following an illness of three months.
The daughter of the late JOHN W. and BETTY FLOYD WARD, she was born May 13, 1869 at Roebuck. She had made her home in Spartanburg for the past 26 years and was a member of The Southside Baptist church of this city.
Surviving are 2 daughters, MRS. MAUDE McABEE ALVERSON, Lyman and MRS. ETTIE McABEE ADAIR, Spartanburg; 2 sisters, MRS. A.L. McABEE, Roebuck and MRS. W.A. WEST , Spartanburg 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at Floyd Mortuary by the REV. O.K. WEBB. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery. Nephews will serve as active pallbearers.


Spartanburg Herald

60, Roebuck, 5–26–35 p. 9

     R. G. McAbee, 60, for many years a resident of the Roebuck community died at his home near Roebuck at 6:35 p.m. Saturday.

  Mrs. McAbee was well known throughout the county.  He was a successful farmer, a member of the church and the Woodmen of the World.

     He is survived by his wife and three sons, Homer McAbee, Spartanburg route 1, Bennie Lee and Oscar McAbee of the Roebuck community four daughters, Mrs. J. J. MCCarter of Moore, Mrs. G. R. Hayes of Spartanburg, Mrs. CC. O. Steadman of Roebuck and Miss Adrinah McAbee of Roebuck; one brother G. T. McAbee of Pauline and one sister, Mrs. J. E. Pearson of Moore.  Nine grandchildren also survive.

     Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the M. W. Bobo funeral home.



Spartanburg Herald
March 31, 1939
McAbee, R. Hayes
Whitney, h/o G. Scruggs McAbee, 3–31–39 p. 6


     Funeral services for R. Hayes McAbee, who died at his home near Whitney early yesterday, will be conducted at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Fairview Baptist church No. 2 by the Rev. B. D. Watson and the Reb. C. H. Simms.

     Interment will be in the church cemetery.  Sons will serve as active pallbearers.

    Mr. McAbee was a native of Polk county, N. C., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. McAbee, but moved to Spartanburg county at the age of eight years.  Since that time he had lived continuously in the city and county.  For 11 years he was a resident of the Spartan Mills community.   For the past 20 years he had made his home near Whitney.     He was a member of the Fairview Baptist church No. 2, and also of Magnolia Camp, Woodmen of the World.

     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. G. Scruggs McAbee; eight sons Charles McAbee of Lenoir, N.C., Lee McAbee of Whitney, Vernon McAbee of Whitney, Jess McAbee of Whitney, Clarence McAbee of Whitney, Roy McAbee of Spartanburg route 1, C. D. McAbee of Spartanburg, route 1, R. H. McAbee Jr. of Spartanburg route 1; four daughters, Mrs. Pauline Johnson of Spartanburg, Misses Gertrude and Mayebell McAbee of Spartanburg route 1, Mrs. Effie Wright of Whitney, one sister Mrs. Mollie Thomason of Spartanburg and one half-brother, Grant Walker of Powell Knitting mill.

Roland McAbee
Generously contributed by Brooke Lundeen
Spartanburg Herald, Monday September 8, 1969 page 2 column 2

GAFFNEY - Roland McAbee, 73, husband of Mrs. Dovie Peterson McAbee, of 311 Sycamore St., died 12:05 p.m. Sunday in Cherokee County Memorial Hospital.
Retired farmer and textile employe; member Calvary Baptist Church.
Also surviving; sons, Roland Jr., of Blacksburg, Lewis of Union, Braughton and Charles 1., both of Gaffney; daughters, Mrs. R. D. Vaughn, Mrs. Hugh Wise, Mrs. James Foster, Mrs Barbara Quinn, all of Gaffney; stepbrother, Claude Millwood of Spartanburg; sister, Mrs. Lillie McSwain of Gaffney; 27 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Services 4 Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church by the Revs. Ralph Lail, C. E. Hampton, Joe C. Belcher; burial in Frederick Memorial Gardens with military rites.
Pallbearers: Leonald, Marvin, Oscar Mullinax, James Painter, Joe Dean Turner, Micholas Harvey.

Body at home after 1.

Gordon Mortuary, Blacksburg.

Spartanburg Herald

40, Spartanburg, h/o Lou Brown McAbee, 6–22–34 p. 5

  Roland D. McAbee, 40 died at his home, 554 Parley Avenue, last night after a lingering illness.

  Mrs. McAbee had lived in the city his entire life.  He was a member of the Green Street Baptist Church and the Junior Order, United American Mechanics.

  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lou Brown McAbee; two sons, Ralph and J. T. McAbee; four daughters, Ruth, Helen, Louise and Lula McAbee all of the city; one half-sister, Miss Molly Mc

Abee, of the city; two half brothers, Hayes McAbee, Whitney, and Sam McAbee, of the city.

  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Spartanburg Herald
66, Spartanburg, h/o Sallie Foster McAbee, 8–11–34 p. 2


  S. Earle McAbee, 66, well known Spartanburg citizen who last Sunday gathered his children and other relatives about him for a family reunion, passed away at his home 20 Cleveland Street, Friday morning at 5 o’clock after an illness of only a few hours.

    One of his sons, M. C. McAbee, left for his home in Boydton, Va., Thursday after a 10 days visit with his parents here.  Friday relatives notified him that his father whom he had left apparently in good health was dead.

     Funeral services for Mr. McAbee will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the rev. W. Y. Henderson, the Rev. C. E. Vermillion and the Rev. Mr. Ezell officiating.

     Surviving Mr. McAbee are his widow, Mrs. Sallie Foster McAbee, six daughter, Mrs. R. H. Hayes of Pacolet, Mrs. L. W. Lowe, Mrs. F. TI Curtis, Mrs. H. C. Senn, Miss Eula McAbee and Miss Beatrice McAbee, all of Spartanburg’ and four sons, M. C. McAbee of Boydton, Va., Aurthur McAbee of Knoxville, Tenn, Ira McAbee of Deson, S. C., and Malcom McAbee of Cherokee Springs.

    Active pallbearers will be L. C. Hightower, Hayward Hardy, F. H. Padgett, F. I Curtis, H. C. Senn, Charles Foster, R. P Hanner and Claude Vaughn.

     Honorary pallbearers will be D. W. Hendrix,  T. C. Young, Dr. R. L. Branyon, Dr. W. S. Crane, Floyd Alley, Nolan Penland, Dr. A. D. Cudd and Dr, J. E. Cudd


Spartanburg Herald
S.D.U. McABEE- Sept.29, 1950
McABEE, 75, retired farmer of Cherokee Springs, died at Pryor hospital here following a brief illness.
He was born in Cherokee Springs and s/o the late EDWARD and LULA McABEE. His wife was the late MRS. MAGGIE LAYTON McABEE. Surviving are 4 sons, W.V of Chester, ALFRED of Forest City, JAMES EDWARD of High Point, and LEWIS McABEE of Chesnee; one daughter, MRS. R.E. HARTON of Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, ANDREW McABEE of Cherokee Springs, 21 grandchildren and 14 g-grandchildren.


80, Gaffney, h/o Cora Gibson McAbee, 1–24–35 p. 2

GAFFNEY, Jan. 23-Smith McAbee, 60, of Gaffney, Route 5, died at a local hospital this afternoon after an illness of two months.

    Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Corinth Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev Clyde Dempsey and the Rev. E. J. Clary, Interment will follow in the churchyard.

    Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Cora Gibson McAbee, and the following children: Willis, John, Alvin, Woodrow, Joe Charlie, Lee, {Paul, Mamie Mae, Lula, Genelle, and Mrs. Olive Bright, all of Gaffney; one brother, Joe McAbee, Gaffney: two sisters, Mrs. William Howard; and Mrs. Mary Lenear, both of Gaffney.


Spartanburg Journal
Monday, Jan.5, 1948
Funeral services for GABRIEL BENSON McCRAW, 83, who died Saturday night at his home at Pacolet Mills, were conducted this afternoon at Pacolet Mills Baptist Church, by the REV. W.T. TATE and H.E. BULLINGTON. Burial followed in White Rose Cemetery.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
MR. McCRAW was a retired textile worker and a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving are: his wife, ARRA FRANCES McCRAW, 2 daughters, MRS. W.W. HARVEY of Drayton and MRS. JAMES FREEMAN of Pacolet Mills; 7 sons, JAMES A., HORACE G., and ROBERT I. McCRAW, all of Drayton, SHERIDEN M. of Greenville, COLUMBUA M. and J.W. McCRAW of Pacolet Mills and LAWRENCE W., Fort Knox, Ky.; one sister, MRS. LYDIA POWELL of Danville, Va.; 66 grandchildren and 9 gt.
Floyds mortuary is in charge.
Spartanburg Free Lance
Oct.30, 1903
Anderson, Oct. 26- LADDIE McCURLEY, a 12 year old girl was accidentally killed at the Orr Mill this afternoon. She was going down one of the alleys between the rows of machinery and stumbled over a boy's feet, which were stretched out in the alley and fell and an open knife in her apron pocket pierced her heart and killed her almost instantly.
Laurensville Herald
Friday, Jan. 14
MRS. REBECCA PINSON McDANIEL, wife of J.R. McDANIEL, died at her home in the Oakville section Saturday, following a critical illness of 2 weeks. Funeral services in charge Of REV. J.A. MARTIN, assisted by DR. GRAVES L. KNIGHT, were held at Mount Pleasant church Monday morning.
The deceased was a daughter of the late GABRIEL PINSON and is the last of that family to pass away. She lived in that section all her life and has been a member at Mount Pleasant since girlhood. The families are widely connected and she had numerous friends in that section and elsewhere.
Besides her husband to whom she was married 59 years ago, she is survived by the following sons and daughters; DR. IRVIN H. McDANIEL, Lovelady, Texas, DR. WYATT Y. McDANIEL, Taylors, MRS. W.P. HUDGENS and MISS NORA, MATTHEW L., JOHNY E. and WELLIE F. McDANIEL of this county; and MRS. GARY M. FOWLER of Perrine, Fla. Also a number of grandchildren, including MISSES REBECCA and MAUD and HAROLD McDANIEL whom she reared, these being the children of a deceased son, EDGAR McDANIEL.

Spartanburg Herald
July 27, 1946
Funeral services for MRS. BETTY BUSH McELRATH, 88, widow of J.M. McELRATH of Inman, who died at the home of her daughter, MRS. T.C. GOSNELL, rt.3., yesterday after several years of declining health, will be held at the First Baptist church of Inman.
Pallbearers; J.C. BUSH, EVERETT BROOK, JIM BALLENGER, HUGH HAMMETT, PERCY POOLE, and CARL WHITE. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
She was born in Spartanburg Co., Oct. 22, 1857, a daughter of the late FRANK and CATHERINE MARTIN BUSH. She was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist church.
Surviving are her daughter, MRS. GOSNELL; a son, J.E. McELRATH, rt.3.,; 2 sisters, MRS. J.H. BALLENGER, Inman, and MRS. P.C. POOLE, Spartanburg; 2 grandchildren, MRS. SAM A. NESBITT and CLEVELAND GOSNELL.

Laurensville Herald
March 4, 1898
CAPT. WILLIAM C. McGOWAN died at his home at Abbeville, on the 27th ult. The deceased was a young man of brilliant intellect and bright promise of future usefulness and distinction. He was the only son of the late JUDGE SAMUEL McGOWAN. Perhaps no young man had more warm admirers and strong personal friends than did WILLIE McGOWAN.
The proceedings of Court were brought to a sudden termination at noon on Thursday of last week by the receipt of a telegram to JUDGE BENET, conveying the sad intelligence that his brother-in-law, CAPT. W.C. McGOWAN, was extremely ill, and not expected to live more than a few hours. A recess was ordered and the Judge left for Abbeville. He returned Monday last, CAPT. McGOWAN having died the evening previous , ordering an extra term to begin on April 19th.

Spartanburg Herald
Chesnee, Jan. 27, 1943- MRS. MARY PARKER McKINNEY, 65, wife of J.W. McKINNEY of Chesnee, died this afternoon at the house of her son, FRANCIS McKINNEY of Chesnee following an illness of two weeks.
Surviving are her husband; a daughter, MRS. HARLEY BENNETT of Relief, N.C., sons, RAYMA McKINNEY, Huntdale, N.C., FRANCIS McKINNEY, a C.C., and O., railway employe of Chesnee and A.J. McKINNEY of Glenn Falls, Pa., a sister, MRS. JOHN DAVIS of Alarka, N.C. and four brothers, W.S. PARKER, E.M., HANDY, and Z.P. PARKER, all of Erwin, Tenn.
MRS. McKINNEY had been a member of the Free Will Bapt. church for 44 years.
The body will be taken to Huntdale, N.C. Thursday morning for funeral services in the McKINNEY cemetery at 2 o'clock. Arrangements are in charge of the Johnsons mortuary, Chesnee.

Spartanburg Herald
Oct. 22, 1942
MRS. CARRIE S. McSWAIN, 64, resident of Mooresboro, N.C., died suddenly Wednesday at her home.
MRS. McSWAIN was a native of Spartanburg county and had been a resident of Mooresboro for the past 35 years. She was the daughter of the late MR. and MRS. J.W. STRIBLING of Spartanburg.
She is survived by one sister, MRS. L.C. GOOCH of Spartanburg. Surviving also are a number of nephews and nieces.
Floyd mortuary is in charge. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery, with REV. MR. CAMP and DR. A.W. DICK officiating.
Pallbearers will be G.E. DANIEL, DENNIS GOOCH, N.B. WEST, P.D. SMITH and DAVIS WEST.
Lillie Mae Millwood McSwain
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

91, Gaffney, w/o Jay L. McSwain, 5–26–1995 C2

GAFFNEY - Lillie Mae Millwood McSwain, 91, of 504 E. Robinson St. died May 24, 1995, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Jay L. McSwain and daughter of the late Jim and Della McAbee Millwood. She was a retired textile employee and a Baptist.
Survivors include one godson, Frank Owensby of the home; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today in Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Danny Phillips.
The family is at the home of Linda McBee, 210 Coyle Road, Gaffney.
Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Laurensville Herald
April 7, 1899
We regret to learn of the death of MR. THADDEUS McSWAIN, which occurred at Spartanburg on Sunday last. His remains were brought here for interment on Monday. He was the son of W.A. McSWAIN, a former citizen of this county, but now a resident of Spartanburg.
Laurensville Herald
June 9, 1899
MRS. AMANDA MEREDITH , wife of CAPT. J.O. MEREDITH SR., died at her home in this city on the 4th inst., aged { either 36 or 56 } years. The deceased was one of those wives and mothers who loved her home, association of her children and the company of friends. Kind affectionate , she was respected and loved. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church and her heart and hands were ever ready to do whatever work in the Master's vineyard that was assigned her . She leaves a husband and seven children- J.O. MEREDITH JR., WILLIAM, ROBERT and BEN, MISSES LOUISE , FLORA and BETA- to mourn the death of one who was all that a loving, trusting mother could be and whose place in their affection can never again be filled.
MRS. N.D. BECKMAN, of Columbia, MRS. BOWERS of Newberry, MR. and MRS. C.W. BISHOP and MR. J.T. BISHOP of Whitmires, all relatives and intimate friends of the deceased, attended her in her last illness and accompanied the remains to Newberry, where they were laid to rest in Rosemont Cemetery to wait a glorious resurrection.

Spartanburg Journal
Saturday, March 19, 1938
Forest City, March 19-Coroner R.L. HOVIS said last night no inquest would be held into the death of MRS. I.N. MILLER, 65, whose body was found in a well Friday at her home near Harris Station. Death was due to drowning.
MRS. MILLER returned Monday from a visit with her son, HARRY GAFFNEY, at New Orleans. She is survived by another son, VIRGIL GAFFNEY of Eldorado, Ark.; 3 daughters, MRS. ALBERT WHITE, Sptbg., MRS. L.J. ALTERI, Madison, N.J., and MRS. ROSE GAFFNEY MOSS of Harris Station; and 3 sisters, MRS. ADELLA MURPH and MRS. CORRY THOMAS, Sptbg. and MRS. W.W. MURPH, White Stone.
MRS. MILLER was married twice, first to JOE GAFFNEY, who died 30 years ago and then to I.N. MILLER, who died 3 years ago.
MRS. MILLER was a native of this section, being a member of the Cherokee county family. She was the former MISS ROSE LIPSCOMB.
For several years , MRS. MILLER and her daughter, MRS. MOSS, who is agent for the C.C.and O. Railroad at Harris Station, have been operating a boarding school for children.
The funeral will be conducted Sunday at Gaffney.

Claude Washington Millwood
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

85, Spartanburg, h/o Maude Gentry Millwood, 5–5–1975 B5

Claude Washington Millwood, 85, of 365 Dakota St., widower of Mrs. Maude Gentry Millwood, died Sunday morning after a long illness.
Native of Spartanburg County; son of the late Hicks and Della Millwood; retired employee of Spartan Mills; attended Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Thelma Woody, Mrs. Victoria Lundeen and Mrs. Pearl Gibbs of Spartanburg; sons, James Claude and William Millwood of Spartanburg; sister, Mrs. Lillie McSwain of Gaffney; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services 3 Tuesday at Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church in New Prospect by the Revs. B. L. Holliday and Carl Collins; burial in church cemetery.
Body is at the home after noon today; in church 2 Tuesday.
Floyd's North Church Street Chapel.
Jack Ray Milwood Sr.
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

53, Pacolet, h/o Ramona Lee Robinette Millwood, 3–24–1984 A3

PACOLET - Jack Ray Milwood Sr., 53, husband of Ramona Lee Robinette Milwood of Glenn Springs Road, died Thursday in the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.
Native of Kings Mountain, son of Thomas Milwood of Gaffney and the late Ethel Hutchins Milwood; retired Ivey Electric Co.; member of Pacolet United Methodist Church where he served as trustee, Pacolet Lions Club, Naval Reserve, World War II and Korean War Navy Veteran.
Also surviving: son, Jack Milwood Jr. of Pacolet; daughter, Mrs. Rene Marie Parris of Burlington, N.C.; brother, Bill Milwood of Gaffney; sisters, Mrs. Peggy J. Ramsey of Gaffney, Mrs. Geraldine P. Mitchum of Columbia; two grandchildren.
Services 3 Sunday at Pacolet United Methodist Church by the Revs. John Williams, Rufus Rowe; burial with military rites in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers: Lannie Littlejohn, Reid McBride, Virgil Britt, Ralph Dillard, Jim Mitchell, Boyd Turner, Donald Smith, Rod Berry.
Family will receive friends 7-9 tonight at Floyd's Pacolet Chapel.
Body in church at 2 Sunday.
James Claude Millwood
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

74, Spartanburg, h/o Margaret Fain Millwood, 4-30-1996 A6

James Claude Millwood, 74, of 8215 Parris Road, died April 29, 1996, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Claude W. and Maude Elizabeth Gentry Millwood. He worked with the city of Spartanburg Department of Sanitation Department for 40 years before retiring. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Fain Millwood; three sons, James Paul, John Wiley and Charles Claude Millwood of Spartanburg; two daughters, Brenda Mattox and Kathy Cardinal of Spartanburg; one stepson Jerry Blanchard of Spartanburg; two sisters, Victoria Lundeen and Thelma Woody of Spartanburg; one brother, William Millwood of Spartanburg; 22 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd's North Church Street.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Heritage Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Cash.
Maude Gentry Millwood
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

73, Spartanburg, w/o Claude Millwood, 5–19–1968 p. A4

Mrs. Maude Gentry Millwood, 73, wife of Claude Millwood, of 204 Freemont Ave., died at General Hospital 3:50 a.m. Saturday after long illness.
Daughter of the late Dave and Debbie Carlisle Gentry [Debbie Roland Gentry]; retired employee of Spartan Mills; member of Mt. Zion Independent Baptist Church [now Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church].
Also surviving: daughters, Mrs. Pearl Gibbs, Mrs. Thelma Woody, and Mrs. Victoria Lundeen, all of Spartanburg; sons, James and William Millwood, both of Spartanburg; sisters, Mrs. Katie Lee, Mrs. Laura Early, both of Pacolet, Mrs. Lou Ledford of Gaffney; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Services 3 Monday, Mt. Zion Independent Baptist Church, the Rev. R. H. McAbee, W. D. James; burial in Church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Harry Dean Gibbs, Jean [Gene] and Billy Lundeen, Donnie, Bobby, and J. C. Adams.
Body at home of daughter, Mrs. Pearl Gibbs, 278 Arch Street; to church 2 Monday.
J. F. Floyd Mortuary.
Roger Dale Millwood
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

25, Spartanburg, h/o Angie White Millwood, 10–24–1982 B10

Spartanburg Man Killed

A 25-year-old Spartanburg man was killed in a single-car accident on Ezell Road in Chesnee around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.
Roger Dale Millwood, of Route 10, died of head injuries he received in the accident, according to Spartanburg County Coroner Steve Lanford.
Lanford said that witnesses told him Millwood was driving a 1974 Chevrolet Malibu when he lost control of the vehicle which skidded about 130 feet before the left side of the car struck a tree.
James T. Arrowood Jr., of 420 Florida Ave., Chesnee, a passenger in the car, was treated at Spartanburg General Hospital and released.

Roger Dale Millwood, 25, of Route 10, Burns Road, was dead on arrival Saturday morning at General Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Native of Spartanburg County; son of Mrs. Myrtle Hughes Millwood and the late T. S. (Bill) Millwood; employee of Turner Heating and Airconditioning; Baptist.
Also surviving: wife, Angie White Millwood of Winston-Salem; son, Jeffrey Millwood of Winston-Salem; sisters, Mrs. Carol Millwood and Miss Diane Millwood of the home, Mrs. Karen Hiatt of chesnee; brother, Kenneth Millwood of the home; nephew who lived in the home.
Services 3 Monday at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel by the Revs. Clyde Nations and Larry Fleming; burial in Sunset Memorial Park.
Pallbearers: James Arrowood, Arthur Prince, Dave Rice, Eugene Tabbott, Don Turner, Rev. Edwin Gaffney, Harold Smith.
Family will receive friends 7-9 tonight at the funeral chapel.
Ella Mize
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

82, Fairforest, w/o James Mize, 11-2-1941 p. 11

Mrs. Ella Mize, 82, died at her home, Fairforest, route No. 1, Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Mize is survived by her husband, James Mize; one son, Lewis Mize of Arcadia, and two daughters, Mrs. Daisy Jackson of Pauline and Mrs. Annie Medlock of Simpsonville.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Friendship Baptist Church at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Cullum Crook. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The body will remain at the M. W. Bobo funeral chapel until the hour of service.
Lewis J. Mize
Contributed by Brooke Lundeen

66, Arcadia, h /o Arthie Cogdell Mize, 6–27–1964 p. 12

Lewis J. Mize, 66, of 317 Pinckney Street, Arcadia died Thursday at General Hospital at 11:10 p.m. after a long illness.
Mr. Mize was a son of the late Jim and Ella Thackston Mize. He was a retired employee of Mayfair Mills and a member of Switzer Baptist Church.
Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Arthie Cogdell Mize.
Funeral Services will be conducted today at 3 p.m. at Arcadia First Baptist Church by the Revs. Roy Gowan and Donald Seay. Burial will be in Arcadia Cemetery.
Pallbearers are: Rupert Price, Frank Tessnear, Irving Lewis, Leroy Beaty, Furman Moss and Carl Thrift.
The body is at the home and will be taken to the church at 2 p.m.
J. F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge.

Carolina Spartan
Feb. 26, 1890
DIES at Whitney, Feb. 1, 1890, DAVID H. MOOR, son of MR. JOHN T. and MARY J. MOOR. He was loved by all who knew him. He was an obedient son and a kind and affectionate brother. He joined the Methodist church August, 1885 and was a member of the Whitney Sunday School. MR. and MRS. MOOR have the sympathies of their friends and neighbors and the assurance that he is at rest beyond the river.

Contributed by Cathy Griffith
SOURCE: Greenville News, Page 7
DATE: Saturday, May 1, 1976



FAIRFOREST  -  Mrs. Bertha Henson Moore, 90, widow of Glover Moore, died Friday. 

Born in Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Ebben P. and Emily Clayton Henson, she was a member of Fairforest Baptist Church. 

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ida Mae Quinn of Fairforest; two sons, Clint Moore of Westview and John E, Moore of Saxon; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Fairforest Baptist Church, with burial in Holly Springs Baptist Church cemetery. 

The body is at Seawright Funeral Home, Inman, and will be placed in the Church at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Laurensville Herald
April 7, 1899
Died, at the home of his daughter, MRS. L.C. TODD, near Hackett City, Ark., MR. J.A. MOORE, aged 74 years.
The deceased was born in Laurens County in 1825 and married to MARY E. YEARGIN in 1848. He served four years under JOS. E. JOHNSON in the War Between the States. After the war he removed to Arkansas, where he resided until his death.
Spartanburg Herald

Wednesday, August 12, 1908
J.T. MOORE, aged 58 was struck by lightning and killed Saturday afternoon while waiting on customers in the store of his son W.J. MOORE, in the county. The funeral and interment was held at Zoah church Monday , REV. MR. COOK officiating.
The deceased is survived by a wife, and 4 children. It is said that MR. J.T. MOORE was in his sons store helping to wait on the trade. He was going back to the refrigerator to serve some men some cold drinks when the stroke came which proved fatal. Several of those in the store were badly shocked. The store was set on fire but it was put out before much damage was done.

Spartanburg Journal
Feb. 1, 1928
MRS. LOUDELLA MOORE, 75, died at the home of her son, W.D. MOORE at
Converse after a protracted illness . The funeral will be conducted from the late residence by Rev. CHARLES CURETON, pastor of the Converse Presbyterian Church, interment will be in the Glendale cemetery.
Survived by 3 sons, CALVIN, W.D. and MACK MOORE; and one daughter, MRS. JAMES MARLOW of Alexander, N.C.


Spartanburg Herald

Jan. 28, 1946

P.C. MOORE, 85 of Ben Avon, died at his home there yesterday morning.

    He is survived by 3 daughters,  MRS. F.V. McCALL, Black Mountain, N.C., MRS. KATHLEEN BAILEY  and MRS. CHRISTINE SMITH, Spartanburg; 8 sons, W.H., Inman,  NORMAN, Argura, N.C.,  CHARLIE, Roseman, N.C.,  G.E., Pisgah Forest, N.C., F.C. and R.J. MOORE , Spartanburg,  GENE and EMMETT MOORE, Lake Toxaway, N.C. and 30 grandchildren and 17 gt. One step-daughter, MRS. AZELEE SLOAN of Greer, also survives.

   Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Bobo Funeral Chapel.



Spartanburg Herald Journal
Dec. 12, 1948

WILEY C. MOORE, 58, died at his home on Harvard Drive, Friday evening.

   MR. MOORE was a traveling salesman for a number of years.

   Surviving are his wife;  MRS. ERIN HUFF MOORE; 2 daughters, MRS. A.J. PARKER, Spartanburg, and MRS. JOHN SHERRILL, Durham; 4 brothers, FRANK C., Hendersonville,  R.E., Gray Court,  S.E. and WILL H. , both of Sumter; 2 sisters, MRS. SAM CURRY, Gray Court and MRS. JOHN WATKINS, Greenville.

   Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at Bobo Funeral Chapel with DR. W.B. GARRETT officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.


Carolina Spartan
WILLIAM MOORE, born 1814, died Feb. 25, 1892. He led a quiet upright life and was exceedingly kind to his neighbors and strangers. His father was EBBSWORTH MOORE who passed away many years ago. He was a member of the church for fifty years and died in the full assurance of salvation through faith in the Savior.

William B. Moore


Contributed by Nancie O’Sullivan


William Bryson Moore, 71, husband of Mrs. Nellie Easler Moore, of 7055 White Ave., died 3:15 a.m. Sunday at this home after a long illness.

  Native of Spartanburg County; a retired employee of Spartanburg County Maintenance Department after 54 years of service; one of the oldest members of Canaan Baptist Church; son of the late Gary Smith and Dolly Steadman Moore.

  Also surviving: daughters, Mrs. Dolly Owens, Mrs. Sarah Wood and Mrs. Micky Johnson of Spartanburg; sons, Frank D. and Lewis G. Moore of Spartanburg; sister, Mrs. Agnes Koontz of Spartanburg; brother, Frank D. Moore of Spartanburg: nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

  Services 4 today at Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel by the Revs. Johnny Bullman, Billy Bagwell and Harold Wilson: burial in Sunset Memorial Park.

  Body is at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Owens of 7065 White Ave.; will return to mortuary at 3 today.

  Pallbearers: Frank D. and Lewis G. Moore, Cotton and Don Owens, Quenton and Mike Wood, Clarence Lee Johnson and Danny Davis.


Spartanburg Herald
Laurens, March 9, 1934 - MRS. SALLIE FLEMING MORGAN, 66, w/o REV. DANIEL A. MORGAN, died Thursday at the family home on Fleming St., after an illness of about 3 years.
Funeral services were conducted at the Second Baptist Church Friday afternoon. The rites were conducted by the REV. B. NORWOOD, the REV. JOHN H. WASHINGTON and the REV. W.F. HEDGEPATH.
Survived by 2 sisters, MRS. JOSIE GUFFEY, Etowah, Tenn. and MRS. LEILA SMITH, Clinton; 3 half sisters, MRS. JIM LEWIS, MRS. GEORGE MOORE, and MRS. CARRIE MESSER, all of Laurens; one brother, JOHN FLEMING of Colorado.

Spartanburg Herald

March 27, 1943
MRS. MARY MORROW, 100, of Spartanburg, died suddenly yesterday at the home of a son, JACK ISRAEL of Easley.
She is survived by 3 sons, H.J. , Roebuck, WILLIAM , Union, and JACK ISRAEL of Easley; and 2 daughters, MRS. JACK EDGE, Wellford and MRS. NETTIE COOK of Inman.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Oak Grove Baptist church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
J.F. Floyd Mortuary in charge.

August 13, 1948
CHARLES SIM MOSS, 63, died at his home in Drayton Thursday after a brief illness.
Surviving are : his wife, MRS. BEATRICE HINES MOSS; 5 daughters, MISSES BETTY, SARA, ELIZABETH, and EDNA MOSS, all of Drayton, MRS. ALMA RUSSELL of N.Y. State; one son, J.D. MOSS of Drayton; one sister, MRS. MANIE JEFFERIES, Sptbg.; one brother, D.A. MOSS of Laurens, also 2 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bobo Funeral Home.
Spartanburg Herald
Saturday, November 28, 1908.
Mr. Editor: Will you give me space for a few brief remarks I desire to speak fair eulogy of our dear and lamented comrade, J.P. MULLINAX, who died in your city on the 29th day of October. J.P. MULLIXAX , JOSH, as the boys called him. JOSH has been a life long friend. We loved him as a brother. He was a brave, a true soldier. JOSH was human and like all humanity had his faults but his faults were worse to himself and he was his own worst enemy. I stood by his side in many hard struggles in the days that tried men's souls. But now our dear comrade is gone and left us to mourn his absence from our departed ranks. JOSH was 3rd lieutenant of Company A, Palmetto Sharpshooters, Jenkins Brigade, Longstreets corps, army of Northern Virginia.
We admired him on the march, in the camp, but more especially on the battlefield. He was kind and patient with the boys and ever ready and willing to lend a helping hand and to make a sacrifice for those around him. Now his rewards is before him and we trust that it is greater and grander than anything of this earthly habitation. With that inspiring and revential awe of the sublimity of men we bow in humble thought of knowing that our dear comrade was a noble type and specimen of God's creatures. We can say of a truth, JOSH MULLINAX was a man of a heroic and manly nature and in common sense of fair dealing was a man above reproach and made just a good of citizen as he made a soldier.
Now that he is gone from us and too, that our days are numbered, may we all meet in that celestial city where the angels of Heaven will echo and re-echo the joyful notes of calling the names of our dear comrades. COL. JOE WALKER, JOSH H. EVANS, COL. J.P. LEGG, LIEUTENANT FLEMING, of Spartanburg, WESLEY GOSS, JOHN KITCHENS, and a host of other from Union and brave boys who we marched to the sweet notes of Dixie with and many of them to death. Oh, how my very soul wells up when I think of those brave men. Peace to their ashes.
by GEORGE G. BUCHANAN, Co. A Palmetto Sharpshooters, Chickasha, Okla. Nov. 22, 1908.
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