Friday, October 22, 2021

Union, SC

Carol Hampton Bailey


Mr. Carol Hampton Bailey, age 86, husband of Hilda Ward Bailey, of 619 Lakeview Heights, Union, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at his home.

Mr. Bailey was born March 31, 1935, in Union, a son of the late Robert Howard Bailey and Cora Lee Jolly Bailey.  He was a graduate of Union High School and Cecil’s Business College. Mr. Bailey was a veteran of the US Army, having served in the Korean War.  He owned and operated Bell Petroleum and had previously worked at Milliken & Co. for 20 years. Mr. Bailey had also served as the maintenance supervisor at Wallace Thomson Hospital.  He was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church, where he had been a deacon, choir member, and served on numerous other church committees.  Mr. Bailey was a woodworking craftsman and enjoyed yard work. 

Surviving is four sons: Carol “Barol” Bailey of TyTy, GA, Roger A. Bailey and wife Charlene of Jefferson, SC, Anthony W. “Andy” Bailey and wife Kelli of Union, and Ronald H. “Boonie” Bailey and wife Hollie of Boiling Springs; a daughter, Rebecca B. Criswell and husband Anthony of La Grange, GA; nine grandchildren: Allison Purser, Kristen Houston, Morgan Bailey, Reid Bailey, Julia Bailey, Max Bailey, Nick Bailey, Libby Criswell, and Milly Criswell; four great-grandchildren: Arley, Finn, Maizy, and Hutch Purser; three brothers: Donnie Bailey, Larry Bailey, and Reid Bailey; one sister, Reida Cochran; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Neil Bailey, and two sisters, Betty Jo Wages and Mildred Roper.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Mon Aetna Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Chris Gulledge and Rev. Benny Green.  Burial with military honors will follow at Union Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Max Bailey, Nick Bailey, Tommy Calhoun, Kenny Morris, Rodney Purser, Jr., David Ward, Jr., and Sam Bell.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Saturday prior to the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mon Aetna Baptist Church, 1431 Lockhart Highway, Union, SC 29379.

The family is at the home, 619 Lakeview Heights, Union, SC 29379.


The S.R Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)

Union, SC

Raymond W. "Glover" Morris


Mr. Raymond W. “Glover” Morris, age 91, of 111 Fant St. Union, widower of Margarett Franklin Morris, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Spartanburg Medical Center.

Mr. Morris was born in Union on August 13, 1930, a son of the late James Monroe Morris and Myrtle Johns Morris. He was retired from Milliken and Co., Monarch Plant, and was a member of Mon Aetna Baptist Church. Mr. Morris was a veteran of the US Army. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving is a stepson, Frankie Dell Mitchell; a special cousin, Debbie Robertson; stepgrandchildren: Dell Mitchell, Nancy Mabry, Sophie Mitchell, Pam Brown, Lynn Black, Kevin Black, Kim Benson, Angel Cooke, Rhonda Mitchell, Danny Mitchell, and Walter Mitchell; eight step-great-grandchildren; three special little

ones: Paul and Daniel Mitchell, and Emmalee Sapphire Dixon; and a special friend, Carolyn Hardee. He was also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Morris was predeceased by two sisters, Ferol Kelly and Lucy Putman; two brothers, James “Skillet” Morris and Horace “Demo” Morris; a stepdaughter, Patricia Black; and a stepson, Walter “Buddy” Mitchell.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Union Memorial Gardens, conducted by Rev. Chris Gulledge.

Active pallbearers will be Robert Morris, Robert Edwards, Scott Roark, Barry Carroll, Bobby Joe Gibbs, and Jeff Dixon.

Visitation will be held at the graveside immediately following the service.


The family will be at their respective homes.


Memorials may be made to Mon Aetna Baptist Church, 1431 Lockhart Hwy., Union, SC 29379.

The S.R Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)

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Union, SC

William Russell Bryson


Mr. William Russell Bryson, age 63, of 120 Pinedale Ave., Union, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021, in Spartanburg.

Mr. Bryson was born in Union, November 22, 1957, a son of the late James W. “Lefty” Bryson and Jeanelle Robertson “Jenny” Bryson. He was a 1977 graduate of Union High School and received a BS degree from Newberry College. Mr. Bryson was retired from Webb Forging. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Union and was an avid bowler having played with multiple leagues at Fairwood Lanes.

Surviving are two daughters, Shelly Bryson and Ashley Bryson, both of Spartanburg; a sister, Kathy Bryson of the home; two brothers, James R. “Randy” Bryson and wife Elizabeth of Palm Harbor, FL and Donald E. “Don” Bryson and wife Frances of Union; four grandsons: Chase and Carter Mitchell and Kayson and Levi Kingsmore; two nieces, Jennifer Roark and Beth Jolly; one nephew, Jonathon Bryson; a great-nephew, Ford Jolly; and a special friend and mother of his children, Denise Chaney of Union.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 24, 2021, at the First Baptist Church Chapel, conducted by Rev. Robbie Stollger. The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall.


The S.R Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)


Friday, October 22, 2021

Anderson, SC

James Charles Milne

Mr. James C. Milne “Jim”, 57, of 500 Sandy Springs Rd., Anderson, SC, passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.  James was born April 30, 1964, to Raymond L. and Gloria J. Milne in Detroit, MI. 


He attended Southwestern High School and Union High School and was a long-term former employee of Webb Forging Company.  Jim and his wife Abigail were married for 15 years and were self-employed, and he also was employed by Schneider Electric in Seneca, SC.  Jim loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He attended church at Covenant Baptist Church in Anderson, SC.   


Mr. Milne leaves behind his wife, Abigail; two step-children, Tosin and Aderemi; his son Lance; his beloved fur-baby, North; his mother, Gloria J. Milne; his sister, Melissa Nance and husband Chris; nephew, William Nance and wife Jessica; and niece, Alexa Nance.  He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Milne; paternal grandparents, James and Evelyn Milne; and maternal grandparents, Charles and Alma Craven. 

I love you Jim always!

A memorial service will be held at Lewis Funeral Home, 1247 S. Duncan Bypass, Union, SC, at  2 p.m. today.

Lewis Funeral Home and Crematory (www.lewisfuneralhomeofunion.com)