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Lewis Staton, Sr.
Travelers Rest - Glenn Lewis Staton, Sr., 60, of 4712
State Park Rd., passed away at his home Saturday, August 2, 2008, after
a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Glenn was born on February 24, 1948,
in Marietta, SC, to the late James O. and Lucy Mae Duncan Staton. Over
the years, Glenn made many lifelong friends while playing in local
bands and working at Rental Uniform, Ideal Uniform Service, Trailer
Rental, and most recently at Horizon CNC.
Glenn enjoyed many hobbies, including
singing, playing keyboards, woodworking, fishing and trips to the
mountains. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his
grandchildren. Glenn was very knowledgeable in auto mechanics and home
repair and was always willing to lend a hand to those in need.
In addition to his loving wife of 20
years, Cindy Staton, Glenn leaves behind two loving sons, Glenn L.
Staton, Jr. and wife Christy of Simpsonville, and John A. Staton of
Inman; three grandsons, Andrew and Nicholas Staton of Simpsonville, and
Hunter Staton of Inman; one stepson, Roy Lee Cox; one stepdaughter,
Melissa Carlton and husband Michael; three step-grandchildren, Nicol
Reeves, Curtis Redding, and Megan Carlton; one great-grandchild, Harley
Jay Lillie Reeves, all of Travelers Rest; one brother, Thomas Staton
and wife Phyllis of Travelers Rest; one sister, Susan Ellenburg and
husband Ansel of Marietta; and one sister-in-law, Sarah Staton of
was predeceased by one brother, Jimmy Staton.
The family will receive friends Monday
evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at The Howze Mortuary. A private
scattering of ashes will take place at a later date. The family will be at 4712 State Park
Rd., Travelers Rest, SC 29690.
Memorials may be made to The American
Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615 or to the
charity of one's choice. Condolences may be expressed to the
family by visiting www.thehowzemortuary.com. The Howze Mortuary and Cremation
Service, Travelers Rest, is in charge of arrangements.
in The Greenville News: 08-03-2008...contributed by Andrew Staton)
Easley - Jimmy Steven Staton, 60, of 195 Rackey
Mill Road died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at his home.
Born in Marietta, S.C., he was a son
of the late James Orville and Lucy Mae Duncan Staton. Mr. Staton was an
employee of TMA Tool Service in Liberty and a machinist for 30 years
with Saco Lowell. He was a member of Cox Chapel Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 40 years,
Sarah Ann Hall Staton, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law,
Teresa and Paul Farthing, Tammy Farthing and Tina and Travis Cox; two
brothers, Glenn and Tommy Staton; a sister, Susan Ellenburg; and six
grandchildren, Amber and Ashley Lunsford, Corey and Travis Farthing,
Allison Bryson and Cameron Cox.
Funeral services will be held at 11
a.m. Monday morning at The Howze Mortuary Chapel with burial in Grand
View Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6
to 7:30 this evening at The Howze Mortuary. The family will be at the
Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, in charge of arrangements. (Published in The Greenville News:
08-03-2003...contributed by Andrew Staton)
Lucy Mae Duncan Staton
Marietta - Lucy Mae Duncan Staton, 82, formerly
of Dacusville Road, wife of the late James O. Staton, died Saturday,
Feb. 22, 2003, at Easley Nursing Center.
Born in Hart County, Ga., she was the
daughter of the late James Luther and Sally Whitman Duncan. Mrs. Staton
was a retired Nursing Assistant and of the Baptist Faith.
Surviving is her daughter and
son-in-law, Susan and Ansel Ellenburg of Marietta; three sons and
daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Sarah Staton of Easley, Thomas and Phyllis
Staton and Glen and Cindy Staton, all of Travelers Rest; a special
friend, Heather Smith of Travelers Rest; a sister and brother-in-law,
Helen and Elmer McCombs of Marietta; a brother, Charles Duncan of
Marietta; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Seldom
Graveside services will be held at 11
Tuesday morning at Grand View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends this
evening from 6:30 to 8 at The Howze Mortuary. The family will be at 217 Chestnut
Ridge Road, Marietta. The Howze Mortuary, Funeral Directors,
Travelers Rest in charge of arrangements. (Published in The Greenville News:
02-24-2003...contributed by Andrew Staton)
James Orville Staton, 74, of
21 Woodward St. died of natural causes April 15, 1987, at the Veterans
Administration Hospital in Oteen, N.C. He was an employee of Fazio's
Garage, a veteran of World War II, and a Baptist.
He was the son of the late J. Clinton
Staton and Edna Mae Mosely Staton.
Surviving are two sisters, Kathryn
Helpa of Booth Wynn, PA., and Semerimis Babb of Travelers Rest; three
sons, Glenn Staton Sr., Tommy Staton, and Jimmy Staton, all of
Travelers Rest; and one daughter, Susan Ellenburg, also of Travelers
was also predeceased by a son, J. Seldon Staton. (The Greenville News,
unknown date...contributed by Andrew Staton)
Cecil Pope Staton Sr.
Cecil Pope Staton Sr., longtime Greenville businessman, died Saturday,
January 2, 1999 after and extended illness.
Mr. Staton was born in Greenville county and was educated in the public
schools of Greenville. His parents were E. T. and Mary Pope Staton of
Greenville, both deceased. For more than 35 years, Mr. Staton operated
shoe repair businesses including Cecil's Shoe Repair in downtown
Greenville and most recently on Haywood Road. Mr. Staton is
survived by his wife, Shirley Hughes Staton, Vice President of
professional Mortgage Company in Greenville. He is survived by two
children, Dr. Cecil P. Jr. and Catherine Staton of Macon, GA and Laura
Staton and Greg Roane of Williamston, SC and a grandson in the home,
Ricky Lynn Mabe. Other grandchildren include Justin Eugene
and Joshua Eugene Davis of Piedmont, SC, and Cecil P. "Trey" Staton,
III and William Davidson Staton of Macon, GA. Mr. Staton is
survived by three brothers, John Edwin Staton of La Mesa, CA, Fred G.
Staton of Hendersonville, TN, and Roy C. Staton of Montgomery,
AL. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Thomas McAfee Funeral
Home, Downtown. The family will recieve friends at the funeral home
from 1-1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made
to the Cecil P. Staton, Sr. Scholarship Fund at Furman
News, January 1999....contributed by Andrew Staton)
James Clinton Staton
SLATER, Dec. 28 – J. Clinton Staton, 77,
of 27 3rd St., Slater, died suddenly at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in a Marietta
Hospital. Mr. Staton
was a son of the late John T. and Caroline Semerimis Hart Staton and
was born and raised near Saluda, N.C. He had been a resident of Slater
for the past 14 years and was a member and deacon of Slater Baptist
Church and a member of Ebenezer Masonic Lodge. He had been a carrier
for the Greenville News – Piedmont since residing at
Slater. Surviving are
his wife, Mrs. Edna Mae Moseley Staton; two daughters, Mrs. Semerimis
Babb, Travelers Rest, and Mrs. Kathryn Helpa, Chester, Pa.; two sons,
Edwin T., Greenville, and James O. Staton, Marietta, Rt. 2; three
brothers, Rufus and Lafayette, both of Saluda, N.C.; and Roy Staton,
Hendersonville, N.C.; eight sisters, Mrs. Lillie Morgan, Mrs. Victoria
Ward, Mrs. W. L. Davis, Mrs. Bessie Pace and Mrs. W. H. Woodbridge, all
of Saluda, N.C.; Mrs. R. A. Springfield, Travelers Rest; Mrs. Weaver
Morgan, Candler, N.C., and Mrs. Jess Gordon, Brasstown, N.C., and 14
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wood Mortuary. (Greenville News, no date
given....contributed by Andrew Staton)
Edwin Thompson Staton
Edwin Thompson Staton, 78, of 815 Edwards
Road, husband of Ruby Allen Staton, died Tuesday. He
was a native of Janesville, Wisc., the son of the late James C. and
Edna Mae Mosely Staton and was a retired employee of Gaylord Box
Staton was a member of the Augusta Road Baptist Church, the Judson
Masonic Lodge #319 and the Hejaz Shrine Temple and a 32nd Degree Mason.
He was a graduate of Mars Hill Junior College, a former Teacher and
Principal and former owner of Heelarama Shoe Shop. His
first marriage was to the late Mary Pope Staton who died in
in addition to his wife are four sons, John E. Staton of LaMesa,
Calif., Cecil P. Staton of Greenville, Fred G. Staton of Hartsville and
Roy C. Staton of Ladson; one brother, James O. Staton of Greenville;
two sisters, Katherine S. Helpa of Linwood, Pa. and Sammie S. Babb of
Travelers Rest; eleven grandchildren and five
services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Augusta Road Baptist
Church by Rev. Marion Hare and Rev. Cecil Staton, Jr. Burial will be in
Graceland Cemetery. The
body is at the Jones Mortuary where the family will receive friends
from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and will be placed in the Church at 1
p.m. Memorials may be made to the Augusta
Road Baptist Church or the Shriners Hospital. The
family will be at the home of a son, Cecil P. Staton, 116 Katherine
Circle. (Greenville News, Page 10B, Wednesday, April
13, 1983....contributed by Andrew Staton)
Obituary. Died in Greenville District on the 3d ult., Mrs. Stokes, aged 86 years, and
on the 20th of the same month, Mr. Stokes, aged 88 years, who had lived
together as man and wife, for more than sixty years. They
were long members of the Methodist church. They sunk to the
grave full of years and usefulness, wept by one hundred and thirty four
descendants from their own happy union. [Columbia Telescope and South
Carolina State Journal, December 14, 1824. This data was originally
published in SCMAR Spring 1998, Vol. XXVI, No. 2, and was transcribed
for Genealogy Trails by D. Whitesell.]
Edna Mae Mosley Staton
SLATER - Mrs. Edna Mosley Staton, 90, of Third Street, died Wednesday.
Born in Wisconsin, daughter of the late Edwin and Sara Brown Mosley, she
had lived in Slater since 1932, was a teacher, and a member of Slater
Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn S. Helpa of
Linwood, Pa., and Mrs. Semerimis S. Babb of Travelers Rest; two sons,
Edwin T. Staton and James O. Staton of Greenville; 14 grandchildren; and
17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at
Slater Baptist Church with burial in Ebenezer Church cemetery. The body
is at O'Dell Mortuary, where the family will receive friends Thursday
from 6 to 8 p.m., and will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Friday.
(Greenville News, May 11 and 12, 1972, transcribed by Andrew Staton)
Greenville, April 3 (AP) – The body of Thomas Smyth, 27,
textile official of Balfour, NC, who was killed in an automobile wreck 16 miles
north of Greenville last night, was returned to Hendersonville today. Funeral
services will probably be held there tomorrow, although no definite
announcement has been made. No inquest will be held, Coroner W. H. Garrett
said. Smyth was an official of Balfour Mills, which were founded by his
grandfather, Captain Ellison A. Smyth, and he was en route home alone from the
Southern Textile Exposition at the time of the crash. (Herald Journal, April 4,
1941, Page 14)
J. Clinton Squier
Greenville, Aug. 27 (AP) – J. Clinton Squier, 59,
secretary of Conestee Mill, died in a Greenville hospital early today, after a
two weeks illness. Funeral services will be held Friday at an hour to be
announced later at St. Paul’s Methodist church here. Interment will be made at
a family burial ground in Pickens county. Squier was born and reared in Columbia
but had been a resident of Greenville County since 1914. He lived at Conestee
and was a member of St. Paul’s church. Surviving are his wife, who before
marriage was Miss Gussie Cureton of Pickens; two sisters, Mrs. H. F. Hoyt of
Ocilla, GA, and Mrs. W. S. Poyner of Florence, and one brother, J. B. Squier of
Greensboro, NC. (Herald Journal, August 28, 1941, Page 2)
Allen Benjamin Scruggs
Greenville, Oct. 2 – Allen Benjamin Scruggs, 90,
prominent citizen of Greenville, died this morning at a local hospital. Among
the citizens who saw Greenville grow from a small community, Mr. Scruggs had
been a resident here since early childhood. He was connected with the Southern
Railway company until his retirement some twenty years ago; he had attended the
world series continuously for 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary
Theresa Barnett Scruggs; three sons, S. S. Scruggs, Harry Scruggs and Joseph
Scruggs; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Marler, Mrs. Agnes Patton and Mrs. O. H.
Hunt, all of Greenville, and Mrs. M. B. Hughes of Spartanburg; a sister, Mrs.
Annie Scruggs Andrews of Greenville; 23 grandchildren and 16
great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30
o’clock in the St. Mary’s Catholic church. Interment will be in the Springwood
cemetery. (Herald Journal, October 3, 1941, Page 5)
B. Tillman Sizemore
Greenville, Oct. 25 – Funeral services for B. Tillman
Sizemore, 50, of Conestee, who died at a Greenville hospital Friday morning,
will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Conestee Baptist Church with
the Rev. Claude Pruitt officiating. Burial will follow in the Tucapau Cemetery.
He is survived by one daughter, Miss Ellen Sizemore of Conestee. (Herald
Journal, October 26, 1941, Page 28)
W. W. Smith
Greenville, Oct. 4 – W. W. Smith, 80-year-old
superintendent of the city street division, died at his home today at 116
Buncombe street following a chronic illness. Mr. smith had served office during
the administration of 12 mayors and had worked under 10 city engineers. He had
never taken a vacation during the whole term of his office. In 1901, he
assisted in planning the laying of the tracks for the first horse-drawn street
cars and later assisted in the laying of the bricks when Main street of
Greenville was turned into a thoroughfare. Surviving are four sons, F. W.
Smith, W. W. Smith, Jr., C. J. Smith and H. N. Smith of Spartanburg; six
daughters, Mrs. H. M. Gilbert, Mrs. M. A. Smith, Mrs. J. G. Gallamore, Mrs.
Hazel F. Buchanan, Mrs. W. R. Adams and Mrs. T. W. Surratt; three brothers,
Samuel T. Smith, Ed Smith and Frank Smith; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Hamby; 40
grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Mr. Smith was born June, 1860, the
son of the late W. M. and Mary Smith. Funeral services will be held in the
Central Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Dr. Frank Pittman,
pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. J. A. Anderson and the Rev. Paul
F. Beacham. Burial will be in the family plot in the Springwood Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Fred Gilbert, Buster Adams, T. J. Smith, C. B.
Adams, Billy Smith, Fred Buchanan, Elford Smith and Gordon Gallamore. Honorary
pallbearers consist of: the board of deacons of the Central Baptist Church,
members of the city council of Greenville, Mayor C. Fred McCollough, City
Engineer P. C. Adams, City Treasure B. F. Dilard, City Building Inspector C. L.
Deadwyler, Claud Morgan, Major R. F. Watson, Dr. C. O. Bates, Dr. W. L. Bates,
Dr. J. L. Adams, J. L. Hawkins, John McPherson, K. H. Price, James W.
Henderson, Dr. Frank M. Daniels, Homer Langley, Pierce Taylor and A. D. L.
Barksdale. (Herald Journal, October 5, 1941, Page 2)
Fannie Youngblood Stamey
Greenville, Dec. 13 – The funeral of Mrs. Fannie
Youngblood Stamey, 41, lifelong resident of Greenville county, who died Friday
at a Columbia hospital after a year’s illness, will be conducted Sunday at 3
p.m. at the New Liberty Baptist Church. The Rev. Ben D. Davenport and the Rev.
Homer Crouch will officiate at the last rites, with burial in the church
cemetery. Mrs. Stamey was the widow of Homer Stamey. Surviving are a son, Edgar
Stamey; one daughter, Miss Frances Stamey; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L.
Youngblood, of Travelers Rest, and the following brothers and sisters: W. H.
Youngblood, of Greenville; Walter Youngblood, of Travelers Rest; Earle
Youngblood, of Fairforest; Miss Hazel Youngblood, Mrs. C. E. Raines and Mrs. J.
L. Duncan, of Travelers Rest, and Mrs. William Bishop, of Greenville. (Herald
Journal, December 14, 1941, Page 8D)
James B. Sudduth
Tigerville, Dec. 23 – James B. Sudduth, 74, prominent
resident of the Lenoir section near Tigerville, died at his home on route 1,
Tigerville this morning at 8:25 o’clock after declining health for the past
year, but was seriously ill for only one week. Mr. Sudduth was the son of the
late Jasper and Elizabeth Odom Sudduth and is survived by his wife who before
marriage was Miss Sallie Fuller. He is also survived by four sons, Croel D.
Sudduth of Route 1, Taylors, J. W. and A. M. Sudduth of route 2, Greer,
Lawrence Sudduth of route 3, Greer; three daughters also survive, Mrs. J. O.
Hammond of route 3, Greer, Mrs. J. F. Odom of Statesville, NC, Mrs. V. G.
Hightower of route 1, Tigerville; and two brothers, W. M. Sudduth of route 1,
Tigerville, and Dock Sudduth of Texas; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Bright of route
2, Taylors; 23 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren survive. Funeral
services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Pleasant Hill
Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. J. Dean Crain, assisted by the Rev. Norman
Long and the Rev. Hart Beacham. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Vardry and Virgil Howard, John, Thurman, and Will
Sudduth, Bunyon Bright, Dacus and Furman Odom. The following are asked to meet
at the church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and serve as honorary
pallbearers, Tommie Crain, T. I. Brown, Henry Gosnell, L. S. Fowler, Gus Kemp,
I. F. Mitchell, A. L. Arms, and Wallace Hempley, Holton Morrow, D. I. Pittman,
D. B. Jackson and S. R. Gaston. The body is at the home. (Herald Journal,
December 24, 1941, Page 2)
Walter Levi Sayers
Walter Levi, 67, died at his residence, 112 Clay St., Tuesday at 9:15
p.m., after a week's illness. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Minnie Ola
Sayers, Montgomery; two sons W. E. Sayers and F. L. Sayers, both of
Greenville, S. C.; two daughters, Mrs. Madie Lee, Greenville, S. C.;
Mrs. D. L. Caddell, Montgomery; and four brothers, J. L. and J. R.
Sears, both of Tallassee; J. G. Sears, Columbia, S. C.; Paul Sears,
LaGrange, GA. Funeral services will be held Thursday from White Chapel
at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. A. S. Turnipseed
officiating. White Chapel in charge. (Montgomery, AL newspaper, 1949,
transcribed by Andrew Staton from Sayers family records; Note: Walter
Levi Sayers was a former resident of the Brandon community of
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