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Glenn 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 Easley.  He 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  The Howze Mortuary and Cremation Service, Travelers Rest, is in charge of arrangements. (864)834-8051.  (Published in The Greenville News: 08-03-2008...contributed by Andrew Staton)

Jimmy Steven 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 home.  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 Staton. 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
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 Rest.  He 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 University.  (Greenville 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 grandchildren.      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 Corp.  Mr. 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 1976.  Surviving 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 great-grandchildren.  Funeral 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)

Mrs. Stokes
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) 

Thomas Smyth
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
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 Greenville) 

P. C. Sudduth
Greer, Jan. 28 – Final rites for P. C. Sudduth, 72, who died at 1:30 a.m. today at his home here on Albert street, will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Ebenezer Welcome Baptist Church. Mr. Sudduth, who had been ill three months prior to his death, had been a resident of Greer 27 years. The Rev. Walter Harrison, the Rev. R. P. Lane and the Rev. C. E. McAbee will officiate at the last rites. Active pallbearers will be: C. F. Liverette, Raymond Fowler, Russell DeShields, R. P. Turner, H. J. Lanford, and J. L. Sudduth. Mr. Sudduth is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Ann Campbell Sudduth; a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Nichols; and four sons, C. S. Sudduth of Spartanburg, Scott B. Sudduth of Tucapau and John and Coley L. Sudduth of Greer. Ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. (Herald Journal, January 29, 1942, Page 8)

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