James Kenneth Fowler
Mr. James Kenneth “Knotty” Fowler, age 74, husband of Kathy Knox Fowler of 1077 Pineland Rd., Union, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.
Mr. Fowler was born in Pacolet, December 5, 1940, a son of the late Leon and Louise Freeman Fowler. He was retired from Milliken Co., White Stone Packaging Plant, and was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Mr. Fowler was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who also enjoyed shooting pool and fishing.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Kelly Schlesener of Georgia; four sons, Jamie Fowler and wife Jane, and Marty Fowler all of Pacolet, Cody Fowler and Rodney Lowe and wife Sedne all of Union; a sister, Frances Manus and husband Charles and a brother, Tommy Fowler and wife Sybil, all of Pacolet. Mr. Fowler was also survived by 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Imogene Littlejohn Hewitt, and an aunt who was reared in the home, Margaret Freeman Sichak.
Funeral services will be held today at Bethlehem United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Glenn Ribelin and Mr. Robbie Littlejohn. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Brandon Fowler, Zach Lowe, Ted Garner, Gene Horne, Michael Wynn, Kenny Harvey, Donnie Wells and Nick Martin.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA, 23060.
The family will be at the home, 1077 Pineland Rd., Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)
Lewis Smith Hembree
Mr. Lewis Smith Hembree, age 77, of 1310 Watson Rd., Enoree, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Hembree was born in Enoree, October 11, 1937, a son of the late W.C. and Beulah Smith Hembree. He was a retired auto mechanic and a veteran of the US Army. Mr. Hembree was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a step-daughter, Sue Pelham and husband Dexter of the home; three grandchildren, Malissa Jolly and husband Matt of Spartanburg, Stacy Pelham Addis and Gerald Pelham, Jr., both of Jonesville. Mr. Hembree was predeceased by a sister, Edna Hembree, a brother, William Hembree and a special friend, Myrtle Keith.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM today at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Wayne Cooke. Burial will be at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Cross Anchor.
Active pallbearers will be Gerald Pelham, Matt Jolly, Danny Parham, Rick Hembree, Doug Scarborough, and Mack Lancaster.
Memorials may be made to the Lewis Smith Hembree Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC, 29379.
The family will be at the home of his granddaughter, Stacy P. Addis, 305 Fairview St., Jonesville.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhome.com)
1247 South Duncan Bypass
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