Obituaries

Rev. William J. “Bill” Lockaby Jr.

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Rev. William J. “Bill” Lockaby Jr.

William J. “Bill” Lockaby, Jr., 91, of Pickens, loving and devoted husband to the late Margaret Kelly Lockaby died, Monday, June 5, 2017. Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late William Jasper, Sr. and Mattie Ellison Lockaby. Rev. Lockaby retired from Second Baptist Church in Shelby, NC and pastored churches in South Carolina and North Carolina for over 50 years. He served in the US Navy in WWII and was a member of Northside Baptist Church. He is survived by three sons, Charles Lockaby (Pat) of Pickens, Reverend Dr. Gene Lockaby (Carol), of Travelers Rest, and Steve Lockaby, of...

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Jane Coker Dunbar

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Jane Coker Dunbar

A funeral service for Jane Coker Dunbar, 77, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Reverend Dr. Wendell R. Estep will officiate the service. Pallbearers are Mac Sawyer, Bishop Sawyer, Travis Hancock, Lucas Brown, Ken Wingate and Bobby McNeely. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2017, at the funeral home. Mrs. Dunbar died Thursday, June 1, 2017. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Covington and Katherine White Coker. She graduated from Dreher High...

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Charles Thompson “Tommy” Mayer, Sr.

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Charles Thompson “Tommy” Mayer, Sr.

Charles Thompson “Tommy” Mayer, Sr., 74, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Mr. Mayer was born in Charleston on October 12, 1942, a son of the late Jacob Brooks Mayer and Lease Izora Davis Mayer.  He grew up in Georgetown and graduated Winyah High School and attended Wingate University and Erskine College.  Mr. Mayer served in the U. S Army during the Vietnam war in the 25th Infantry Division.  He was a retired funeral director and co-owner of Mayer Funeral Home and Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. Mr. Mayer was a lifelong member of Duncan Memorial United...

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Rev. Michael Leon Gadsden

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Rev. Michael Leon Gadsden

Reverend Michael Leon Gadsden, 38, entered into the joy of the Lord on Monday, April 10, 2017. Michael was a funeral director at Dorothy’s Home For Funerals and a security guard at Signal Security. Michael was the beloved son of Barbara Gadsden and Leonard L. Nelson; grandson of Evangelist Rosalie Gadsden and Mrs. Barbara V. Nelson; brother of Mshinda Brown (Eugene); uncle of Kylon Joshua Middleton; special cousin of Desiree Johnson; nephew of a host of aunts and uncles. He also leaves a host of cousins, other family members and friends to cherish his memory. The family will receive...

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Margie Yarborough Temple

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Margie Yarborough Temple

Margie Yarborough Temple, 79, of Lexington passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. Born in Columbia, SC, in the Olympia Community, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Oliver and Pauline Sharpe Yarborough. Margie attended the Brookland-Cayce Schools. She was a charter member of Saluda River Baptist church where she served in many different capacities. A Southern lady with many talents, Margie’s greatest talent was being a gracious hostess. Anyone visiting Margie and J.P. at their home would be expected to stay for a meal or, at least, a slice of her pound cake. Surviving is her loving family:...

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Randy Merchant Crowder

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Randy Merchant Crowder

Randy Merchant Crowder, 71, son of the late Alma Merchant Crowder and Charlie Randolph Crowder, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at his home in Newberry. Born on September 10, 1945 in Newberry, SC, he graduated from Newberry High School, attended Clemson University (always a Tiger fan), and earned his degree in Business from Presbyterian College. Randy was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Vietnam in the late 1960s. He was a proud American who continued to fly his tattered flag through his final days. Baptized into the Presbyterian Church, he later became a member of the Episcopal Church....

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