Robert Allen Jones
Mr. Robert Allen Jones CW3, PA-C (Ret.), born April 16, 1944, passed away after a long illness on August 26, 2015, at Open Arms in Greenville, SC.
Mr. Jones gave his time and service to the Army as a Green Beret, Medical Officer, and served as a Physician’s Assistant. He had been actively involved with the Girl and Boy Scouts of America and the Rotary Club, where he served as president in Odessa, TX.
Mr. Jones is survived in mourning by his wife, Ann Boulware Jones; daughters, Ronda Robinson and husband Johnny, and Robin Powser and husband Robert; grandchildren, Brittney and Cole Simms, Jaron and Audrey Powser, Sumner Robinson and Frances-Ann Robinson; three brothers, Randy Jones and wife Barbara, Walter Gene Jones and wife Dee, and Ray Luther and wife Katie. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM today at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel, 310 W. South St., Union, SC, 29379. Burial with Military Honors will be at Union Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250.
Condolences may be sent to 102 Dace Dr., Pickens, SC, 29671.
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Benjamin Burnett, Jr.
Mr. Benjamin Burnett, Jr., age 53, husband of Althea Gilliam Burnett of 124 Bishop Place, Union, SC, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Self Regional in Greenwood. He was originally of Reidville, SC.
Mr. Burnett was born in Greer, SC, October 26, 1961, a son of the late Benjamin Burnett, Sr., and Kathleen Mitchem Burnett. He was a graduate of Byrnes High School and was employed with Henderson’s Plumbing. Mr. Burnett attended Morningside Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters: Christy Burnett Hill and husband Brandon of Lyman and Brittany Burnett of TN; two sisters: Vicki Burnett Sanders and husband Ray of Union, and Kathy Burnett Tucker of Duncan; three brothers: Luther McSwain Burnett and wife Joan of Duncan, Jerry Burnett and wife Linda of Union and Edward Burnett of Reidville; four grandchildren: Hannah and Gabriel Hill and Trevor and Shawn Aaron Burnett; four step-children: Scarlet Sherbert, Hailey Sherbert, Jonathan Sherbert and Sean Cartee; two step-grandchildren: Ashton and Hunter and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at Morningside Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Aubrey Calvert, Mr. Bill Randall and Mr. Ben Ivey. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Phil Woods, Jesse Robinson, Jason McAbee, Tony Huitt, Jimmy Lawson and Scott Sanders. The employees of Henderson Plumbing are asked to sit in a group.
Visitation will be held 6:00-8:30 PM this evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 112 Bates Avenue, Union, SC, 29379.
The family will be at the home of his sister, Vicki and Ray Sanders, 201 Stutts Avenue, Union.
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Franklin Delano Brown
Mr. Franklin Delano Brown, age 78, husband of Frances Greer Brown of 200 Lover’s Hill Rd., Union, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Spartanburg Medical Center.
Mr. Brown was born in Charlotte, NC, September 8, 1936, a son of the late Garfield Brown and Anna Mullen Brown. He was a graduate of North Carolina School for the Deaf in Morganton, NC, and retired from the US Postal Service in Charlotte, NC. He was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church and was also a member of the South Carolina Deaf Association.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons: Brian J. Brown of Iron Mountain, MI, and Charles T. Brown of Chester; a step-daughter, Susan A. Hanvey and husband Randy “Chump” of Union; a step-son, William “Jeff” Brockman and wife Cyndi of Pauline; a brother, Thomas Brown of Charlotte, NC; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Memorial services are being planned for a later date and will be announced later by the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the S.C. School for the Deaf Alumni Association, P.O. Box 6523, Spartanburg, SC, 29304.
The family will be at their respective homes.
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