Obituaries

Samuel Pruiksma

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Samuel Pruiksma, 92, passed away February 12, 2017.

A native of Glen Rock, New Jersey, son of the late Henry and Christine Simmerok Pruiksma, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and a retired dairy farmer.

Melvin E. Kirby, Sr.

Melvin E. Kirby, Sr.

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Melvin Eston Kirby, Sr., 97, widower of Etrulyer Huff Kirby, passed away February 10, 2017.

A native of Greenville County, he was a son of the late Wyartt B. and Miza Few Kirby. He was a retired Southern Bell Manager, a member of Victor Baptist Church, and a US Army and US Air Force Veteran of WWII.

Thomas Galloway

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Thomas Edward Galloway, 69, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017. He was the son of the late Marvin Claude and Angie Lee Powers Galloway and the husband of Mary Black Jones Galloway. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Master Mason Grove Station Lodge #166.   

Bonnie P. Farmer

Bonnie P. Farmer

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Bonnie Peace Farmer, 93, widow of Charlie C. Farmer, died February 12, 2017 at her home.

A native of Greer, daughter of the late John and Vencie Pittman Peace, she was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Michael D. Hastings

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Michael David Hastings, 69, of Lexington, passed away February 3, 2017, at his home.

A native of Greer, son of the late William “Bill” and Edna Jenkins Hastings, he was a retired employee of Celanese-Mitsubishi, a US Marine Corps veteran, and member of New Testament Church in Lexington.

Olin Plumley

Olin Plumley

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Olin Dewitt Plumley, 82, passed away January 25, 2017.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late William Connie and Lillie Lindsey Plumley, he was a member of Victor Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Allie Belle Huff of Summerville and Betty Ann Steading of Talbott, Tennessee and several nieces and nephews.

Edna T. McElrath

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Edna Teal McElrath, 91, widow of Thomas Geddis McElrath passed away January 27, 2017.

A native of Spartanburg County, daughter of the late Louie and Ruth McDowell Teal, she was a retired employee of Hoechst Celanese and a member of Greer First Baptist Church.

Helen C. Hand

Helen C. Hand

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Helen Cantrell Hand, 78, widow of Avondale Hand, died January 30, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Formerly of Pelham, daughter of the late Fred and Iva Bell Taylor Cantrell, she was a retired employee of Honeywell and a member of Pelham First Baptist Church.

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