In memoriam

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Lisa Delayne Campbell Horton, 53
Lisa Delayne Campbell Horton, 53, died Jan. 28. A native of Greer, daughter of Vance W. Campbell and the late LaRue Elder Campbell, she was an aide and afterschool caregiver at Buena Vista Elementary since 2011 serving as an assistant for three years in Mrs. Endres’ classroom and helped in other classrooms on the first grade.  
She also aided at Paris Elementary from 2010-2011 and Taylors Elementary from 1998-2010. She was a member of Washington Baptist Church and had a passion for teaching and helping children.  Her hobbies included gardening, her love for her animals, Marley and River, and attending USC football games.  Lisa had an infectious laugh-to know her was to love her.

Conrad Joe Masters, 81
Conrad Joe Masters, 81, widower of Gennell Runion Masters, died July 21 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
A native of Greenville County, son of the late Coleman Livingston and Edna Brumley Masters, he was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War, a member of Greer First Baptist Church, Bailey Masonic Lodge #146, and the Hejaz Shrine.  He was a funeral director and embalmer with The Wood Mortuary for 67 years.

James Edward “Eddie” Mills
Friends and family came together in November to remember a local tow-truck operator, who was killed during an incident on the job.
James Edward “Eddie” Mills was loading a disabled vehicle onto his wrecker on Nov. 5 when a pick-up truck struck him on Interstate 85.
Mills was transported to Spartanburg Regional for his injuries, but passed away at around 8:30 p.m.
Shawn Ratenski, who owns his own towing company, knew Mills for the better part of 20 years and was one of the pallbearers at Mills’ funeral. He said Mills was a good husband and a great father.
“He was a straight up, tell-you-how-it-is type person. But he could do it without being rude,” Ratenski said. “He was just a good guy. He was probably one of the hardest working guys I’ve ever met in my life.”

Gregory “Greg” Daryl Parris, 55
Gregory “Greg” Daryl Parris, 55, of Taylors, passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.  He was the husband of Trudy Joy Parris and the son of Raymond “Buddy” and Kay Clark Parris.
Parris was a 25-year veteran of the Greer Police Department and attended Earle Street Baptist Church.  After retirement from the police force, he continued working at House Divided Bar & Grill and enjoyed riding with the Roughnecks M.C. and playing music with his band, Double Ought.  

Jessica Nicole Smith, 29
Jessica Nicole Smith passed away on the morning of Sept. 26 while trying to help victims of a car crash.
A report from the Greenville County Coroner’s office said Smith fell to her death on an I-385 bridge that crosses over U.S. 276. She was 29 years old.

Treven “T.J.” Tolliver, 17
In April, 17-year-old Treven “T.J.” Tolliver, a Greer High School senior, passed away at Lake Keowee.
Oconee County emergency personnel responded to a recreational area of the lake at around 5:20 p.m. on April 3, where Tolliver “fell into water that was deeper than he could stand,” according to authorities.
Tolliver was remembered for his laugh and smile.
“He always tried to joke around and make you laugh. He might have been going through something horrible, but he would put a smile on and make you smile,” childhood friend Darius Sanders said at the time. “He was just always there, no matter what. He was that good of a guy. This is going to be a loss to the community, not just me.”

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