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6-9 a.m.--Union County's Morning Show with Daniel Prince

9-10 a.m.—Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Hour

10-10:45 a.m.—Union County's Morning Show with Daniel Prince

10:45-11 a.m.--Swap N Shop

11-noon—The Gospel Show with Daniel Prince

Noon-1 p.m.--Noon Report with Mike Stevens

1-5 p.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday

5-5:30 p.m.--Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Top 5 at 5

5:30-5:55 p.m.--5:30 News Report

5:55 p.m.--UCHS Basketball--Union County at Mid-Carolina

After the games-6 a.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday



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Union, SC

Patsy L. Bobo

Mrs. Patsy Leonhardt Bobo, age 87, widow of Donald “Sonny” Bobo, formerly of Stutts Ave., Union, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.

Mrs. Bobo was born in Union on March 29, 1932, a daughter of the late Ernest and Ruth Wade Leonhardt. She was a graduate of Union High School and had retired as activity director at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home. Mrs. Bobo had also work for Bell South and Milliken and Co., Monarch plant as a switchboard operator.

She was a faithful member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir and active with the senior’s group as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Bobo was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her son, Don Bobo and wife Susan and her grandson, Luke Bobo, all of Raleigh, NC; a sister, Glenda Williams of Greenville; and a special caregiver, Patty West of Union.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM today at Mon Aetna Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Chris Gulledge and Rev. Carrol Caldwell. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 until 3:00 PM today at the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Home Health Hospice, 120 Heywood Ave., Spartanburg, SC 29302.

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Union, SC

Frank Bruce Sparks

Mr. Bruce Sparks, age 77, husband of Candace Kay Davis Sparks, of 712 Brown’s Creek Church Rd., Union, passed away at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Monday, January 13, 2020 after an extended illness.

Mr. Sparks was born in Union on July 27, 1942, a son of the late Hay Fant Sparks, Sr. and Josephine Hall Sparks. He was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and a member of New Life Baptist Church. He served on several mission trips around the globe: Cuba, Nicaragua, Brazil and England. A Sunday School teacher for 50 years at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church, he also served as a deacon, a choir member, and secretary of the Brotherhood at the church. Mr. Sparks was an assistant chaplain of the Union County Senior Citizens. He was part of the cast of Judgment House at New Life Baptist Church.

Mr. Sparks was a 1960 graduate of Union High School and attended the University of South Carolina. He retired from Bell South after 38 years, SCDNR after 9 years, and was a veteran of SC National Guard. He was an avid duck hunter.

Mr. Sparks leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Kay, of the home; two daughters, Candace S. Osborne and husband Mark of Prosperity and Stephanie K. Sparks of Union; one son, Bruce Sparks, Jr. and wife Heather of Union; five grandchildren: Grant Osborne of Prosperity, Hayden Osborne of Prosperity, Evan Sparks of Charleston, Madelyn Sparks and Joseph Sparks of Union. Mr. Sparks was predeceased by two brothers, Hay Fant Sparks, Jr. and Glen Alfred Sparks, Sr.; his father-in-law, Ed Davis; his mother-in-law, Ruby Ivey Davis; a sister-in-law, Wanda Davis Petty; and a brother-in-law, Don E. Davis.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 18, 2020 at New Life Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Shannon Faulkner, Rev. Taylor Wells, and Rev. Todd Davis.

A celebratory visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM this evening at New Life Baptist Church, where refreshments will be served.

Visitation will also be from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Saturday at the church prior to the services.

Past and present Sunday School students of Mr. Sparks, past and present AT&T employees, along with past and present employees of the Dept. of Natural Resources are asked to sit in a group.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to New Life Baptist Church, Building Fund, 502 Meansville Rd., Union, SC 29379, or to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the prayers and support during his illness.

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Union, SC

Ashton Drake Clark

Ashton Drake Clark, six-month-old son of Samuel and Kylie Kelley, of 305 Toney Road, Union, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Drake was born July 15, 2019 in Spartanburg.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Paisley Brannon and Emily Wishert; three brothers: Liam Brannon, James Taylor Wishert, and Gavin Kelley; grandparents, Audrey and Randy Swinford of Pauline; great-grandparents, Rebecca and Carrol Smith of Pauline; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was predeceased by his great-grandmother, Vivian Kelley.

Visitation will be held Saturday evening, January 18, 2020 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Ashton Drake Clark Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 305 Toney Rd., Union, SC 29379.

S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home


Union, SC

Edward Maurice "Kit" Cordell

Mr. Edward Maurice “Kit” Cordell, age 89, of Union, widower of Joann Foster Cordell, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at Union Medical Center.

Mr. Cordell was born February 22, 1930 in Ottaray, a son of the late Carl Eugene Cordell and Louise Elsmore Cordell.  He was a 1948 graduate of Union High School and a 1952 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  Mr. Cordell played on the 1946 Union High School State Championship Class A Baseball Team.  During his teenage years, he enjoyed delivering groceries for his family’s store, Cordell Grocery, in the Monarch and Ottaray community. Mr. Cordell moved to Australia to manage plants for Bruck Textiles, where he retired after 17 years.  Prior to moving to Australia, he worked for Milliken & Company.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Cordell was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.  He had previously been a football official and had enjoyed traveling with Senior Citizens.  Mr. Cordell loved his hometown of Union, its people, activities, and restaurants.

Surviving are his only daughter, Tina Cordell of the home; ten nieces and nephews: Alfred Robert Cordell, Jr. and wife Sherri, De Cordell and wife Annie, Mark Cordell and wife Ann, Doug Queen, Tami Fowler, Rose Robinson, Cheryl Foster Kimble and husband Scott, Michael Foster, Cindy Foster Worthen, and Lynn DeLoatch; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Dr. Alfred Robert Cordell. 

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Grace United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. David Bauknight.  Burial with military honors will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Mark Haney, LeRoy Kennedy, Rev. Dr. Tommy Vaughn, John Fallaw, Dr. Allen Charles, and William Earl Sprouse.  The following are asked to sit in a group and form the honorary escort: Charles Whitaker, Rick Matthews, Roger Harris, Dr. Russell Caston, Bob Love, Mike Jolly, Bates Scoggins, Frank Hart, "Bonesy" Vaughan, Tommy Sinclair, Tommy Sherbert, Bill Galloway, Glenn Hibbard, and Gordon Roberson.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM prior to the services at the church.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 201 S. Church St., Union, SC 29379, or Union County Museum, 127 W. Main St. Union, SC 29379.

S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home


Asheville, NC

Winnie Belle Sanders

Major (Ret.) Winnie Belle Sanders, age 103, formerly of Lenoir, NC, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville.

Miss Sanders was born in Union on November 10, 1916, a daughter of the late Fred and Lula Ogles Sanders. She was a graduate of Union High School, Cecil’s Business College, and received her Nursing degree from Spartanburg General Hospital.

Miss Sanders joined the United States Army in 1941 and served as a nurse until 1945. She reentered service joining the United States Air Force Nurses Corps in 1949 and retired as a flight nurse in 1966. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star chapter #79 and was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Union. Miss Sanders was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by a niece, Nadine Glenn of Houston, MO, and two great-nephews, Brian Libberton of Houston, MO and Robert Libberton of Glendale, AZ. Miss Sanders was predeceased by two brothers, Fred E. Sanders and his wife Ana Maria and Harry W. Sanders. She was also predeceased by her best friend since nursing school and sister-in-law, Lucille Sanders.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Rosemont Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Robbie Stollger.

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