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Benny Clifton Cofer

Benny Clifton Cofer passed away October 10, 2019 from Alzheimer’s disease at his home in Green Valley, AZ.  He was born Feb. 24, 1938 in Charlotte, NC son of Everett and Laura Cofer.  He attended Central High School in Charlotte, NC of the 1956 graduating class.

Benny married his junior high school sweetheart Xylda Bland Cofer July 13, 1958.  Xylda passed away Aug. 2009.  Benny and Xylda lived in Charlotte and Raleigh NC, as well as, Anderson and Rock Hill, SC before moving to live with daughter Lori in Tucson, AZ after Benny’s retirement in 2004.

Benny was quite fortunate and found the second love of his life, Ligia Cofer, whom he is survived by.  Benny and Ligia were married on June 18, 2011 and made their home in Green Valley, AZ.

Benny is, also, survived by daughters Lisa Belue (Michael), and Lori Fountain (Dan), grandchildren Bryan Belue (Leslie), Jessica Andrews (Avery), six great grandchildren and 2 step-great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made in Benny’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association  Please have your donation notifications sent to Lisa Belue, 3819 Melody Ln, Odessa, TX 79762


Charles L. “Blackie” Thrift

Charles L. “Blackie” Thrift, 92, of Anderson, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Richard M. Campbell Veteran’s Home after a brief period of declining health. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Joanne C. Thrift, who died February 18, 2012.

Mr. Thrift was born in Ninety Six, the youngest of eight children (one brother and six sisters) of James D. and Martha Frances Luquire Thrift. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

He was a graduate of Belton High School, attended Anderson College and worked as an office manager, small business owner and self-employed real estate agent. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a Seaman First Class radarman aboard a destroyer.

As an adult, he accepted Christ and became a student of theology and lay minister, which led him to serve as interim pastor at Nell Townsend Presbyterian Church and provide Bible studies at area prisons and the Haven of Rest. He was an active member of North Anderson Baptist Church as long as health permitted.

He is survived by three children and their spouses: Rick and Debbie Thrift of Anderson, Cathy and Bob Sams of Anderson, and Ken and Wendy Thrift of Royston, Ga. He and his wife also served as guardians for a niece and two nephews after the death of their mother Catherine C. Hunter, who was Joanne Thrift’s sister. They are Robert (Dawn) Hunter, of Tennessee, Diane Bobo, wife of Gene Bobo, of Anderson, and Tony Hunter of East Sussex, England.

Also surviving are 10 grandchildren: Jason (Leslie) Thrift of Anderson, Will (Lindsey) Sams of Winter Garden, Fla., Anna (Nathan) Nowell of Easley, Joshua (Tracie) Thrift of Royston, Ga., Dustin (Danielle) Thrift of Elberton, Crystal (Tim) Dwelly of Royston, Summer Thrift of Royston, Katie (Corey) Wilkinson of Summerville, Lori Bobo of Charleston, and Gracie Bobo of Anderson.  Mr. Thrift also had 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Sullivan-King’s Northeast Chapel on Highway 81 North. Visitation will be from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Pastor Bill Rigsby of North Anderson Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park immediately following the service. Grandsons Jason, Will, Joshua, Dustin, Nathan and Christian will serve as pallbearers.

Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to North Anderson Baptist Church. The family is at the home.


J. Carey Jones, Sr.

Anderson - James Thomas Carey Jones, Sr., 96, of Bellview Road, widower of Edith J. Jones, passed away, Sunday, February 3, 2019 at AnMed Health Medical Center. 

Born January 27, 1923 in Starr, he was the son of the late Joseph Sylvester and Lillian Bannister Jones. He was a POW in WWIIhaving served in the Army Air Force. After returning home he worked and retired from the U S Postal Service and later worked as a project manager with his son at (CSI) Consolidated Southern Industries. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Anderson where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Tom Allen Sunday School Class. 

Surviving are his children, J. Carey Jones, Jr. and his wife, Rosemary and Susan Jones Morris and her husband, Bobby; granddaughter, Katie Clayton Lea and her husband, Scott; great granddaughter, Lillie Cate Lea and cousin, Jeuel Esmacher. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred, Wayne and Joe Jones, Jr. 

A graveside service will be held 11am Thursday, February 7, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Dr. James R. Thomason officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 until 8pm at Sullivan-King Mortuary, 3205 N. Hwy 81.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels at and/or First Baptist Church, 307 S. Manning Street, Anderson, SC 29624.

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Charles Brooks Parnell “Buddy”

LEXINGTON - Charles Brooks Parnell “Buddy”, 88, of Lexington, SC, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Mr. Parnell was born in Calhoun Falls, SC, a son of the late Preston Brooks Parnell and Pearl Brown Parnell. Buddy was the first quarterback of Calhoun Falls High School and was later inducted into the Hall of Fame. He served in the United States Army and fought during the Inchon Landing during the Korean War. Buddy was a graduate of the University of Georgia and the University of Oklahoma. He practiced Engineering and owned his own company for many years. He was a member of Lexington United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Mary G. Parnell of the home; sons, Ken (Georgianna) of Columbia, and Keith (Sonya) of Sandy Run; sister, Betty Powell of Greenville; grandchildren, Erin (Toby) Porter, Kennedy (Cathy) Parnell, and Brice Parnell; great-grandchildren, Wesley Porter, Morgan Parnell and daughter-in-law, Lynn Robertson (Dennis). He was preceded in death by his brothers, Clarence, James Preston and Ralph “Buster”.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lexington United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery.    


Betty B. Campbell

Anderson, SC - Betty Brown Campbell, 82, wife of William L. “Bill” Campbell, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018, at her residence. 

Betty was born April 10, 1936, the daughter of the late Kinard P. and Eva Smith Brown. Betty graduated Hanna High School with honors, attended Anderson College, and graduated from Limestone College with honors. She did graduate work at Clemson University. She worked at Singer Plant in Anderson for 20 years and worked in supervision at Westinghouse in Pendleton for 10 years until retiring because of failing health. In 1992, she had a liver transplant at MUSC. After recovery, she volunteered and worked at Hospice of the Upstate for 20 years. She also did volunteer work for SCOPA, which is an organ donation organization. Betty was a life-long member of Flat Rock Baptist Church, the cemetery committee, and the Lawton Missionary Group.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; two sons, David “Sandy” Shore, Jr. (Mary), and Andrew B. “Andy” Shore (Margaret); two step-daughters, Debra Bannister (David) and Linda Campbell; grandchildren, Kaleb Shore (Rachel), their children, Danni Rae, Drue Ann, and Drake; Leigh William (Ingo), their children, Noah, Zoe, Jonas, and Cyus; Amber Crisp (Jason), their children Gracyn and Klaydi; Taelor Campbell, Rebecca Snelgrove, Elle Bannister, and Christopher Mills.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Nikki Cartee and several special people in her life, Joe Brown, Alice Beck, and Marian Brown Watson. 

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Flat Rock Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Ed Hunsinger and Rev. Nancy Blakely. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. The family is at the home of Amber and Jason Crisp. 

Betty’s request to remember her is to sign an Organ Donor Card ( and make a donation to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or to Flat Rock Cemetery, c/o Melanie B. Jones, 513 Wesley Court, Starr, SC 29684. 

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Brian Scott

Brian Keith Scott, age 48, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at AnMed Health Medical Center. Born in Anderson on February 4, 1970, he was the son of the late Judd Keith Scott and the late Claudia Gina McClellan Scott.  

Brian was a graduate of the Oakwood Christian School in Anderson and received a Master of Public Administration Degree from Clemson University. Brian was well established as an expert on the history of Anderson County and the State of South Carolina. He was an avid genealogist and was the author of seven books on the history of Anderson County and the State of South Carolina. Brian worked closely with the Anderson County Genealogical Society, and produced “Under the Kudzu”. Brian was a tour guide, giving tours of Anderson’s numerous historical sites. He was an amateur actor performing in upstate playhouse productions. He was owner of Great Scott’s Food and worked at Palmetto Distillery.  

Brian is survived by his step-mother, Brenda Scott of Anderson; maternal grandmother, Barbara McClellan of Anderson; a sister, Jennifer F. Smoak (Jeff) of Pendleton, SC; two brothers, Mark Foster (Emily) of Greenville, SC and Daniel E. Foster of Belton, SC; aunts, Allyson Sanders (Brian) of Anderson and Pam Rainey, also of Anderson; an uncle, Rick McClellan (Becky) of Anderson; also surviving are two close friends, Jason Poynter and Daemion Pilgrim; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his parents, Brian was preceded in death by maternal grandfather Joe Bill McClellan; paternal grandfather Judd Weston Scott; paternal grandmother, Francis Louise Weeks Scott; uncle, Russell McClellan; two brothers, Chris and Travis Scott; niece, Macayla Grace Smoak. 

The funeral service to celebrate and honor the life of Brian Scott will be held at the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018, with Rev. Jeff Smoak officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will be at the residence of Barbara McClellan, 502 Courtney Street, Anderson, SC, and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Anderson County Chapter of SC Genealogical Society, The Carolyn Duncan Research Center, 110 Federal Street, Anderson, SC 29625.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, Anderson, SC

Daniel Kirkland Oglesby, Jr,

Daniel Kirkland Oglesby, Jr, 87, finished his earthly race and entered eternity with his heavenly Father on April 7, 2018, after a brief illness.  Born in Gastonia, NC on September 15, 1930, he was the son of the late Bettie and Dan Oglesby.  He was a member of St John’s United Methodist Church.

He graduated from Davidson College in 1952 and Duke University in 1954 with degrees in economics and hospital administration.  He received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Davidson College in 1992.

In addition to his loving wife of 65 years, Bobbie Owen Oglesby, Kirk is survived by his three daughters:  Lynn O’Neal (Dan), Kathie Jones, Lee Arsenault (Pete); five grandchildren:  Joshua Kirkland O’Neal (Lindsay), Anna O’Neal, Rachel Arsenault Rubenstein (Seth), Matthew Arsenault (Allison), and Abbie Jones; and one great grandchild, Vivian O’Neal.

He was predeceased by an infant son and son-in-law, Glenn Jones.

Kirk was thankful for the great privilege of working in the healthcare industry for more than 40 years and his contributions were many.  He retired after 30 years as President of AnMed Health.  He also served as Chairman of three national healthcare organizations.  In 2006, he was inducted into the national healthcare hall of fame.

He enjoyed serving his community through his church, United Way, YMCA, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Anderson Free Clinic, Tri County Technical College, Anderson University and others.

Kirk loved golf, travel, reading, Sudoku and especially spending time with family and friends.

He was a true servant who loved God, his family, and the AnMed community.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 9, at St. John’s United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Sullivan-King Mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 515 South McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC 29624; AnMed Health Foundation, 800 North Fant Street, Anderson, SC 29621; or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

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Doris Sanders O’Neal

Anderson, SC - Doris Jane Sanders O’Neal, 95, widow of Tim O’Neal, Jr., passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at her residence.

Born in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Claud and Mallie Sullivan Sanders. She served as Dr. Ned Camp’s office nurse for 27 years and retired as a rural mail carrier from the U.S. Postal Service. Mrs. O’Neal was a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi and was a member of First Baptist Church and the Gleaners Sunday school class. 

Survivors include her son, Ronald Michael O’Neal and wife Rita; daughter, Jane O. Burgess, all of Anderson; four grandchildren, Michael Patrick O’Neal and wife, Brooke, Allison O. King and husband, Brandon, Tamatha B. Plumley and husband, Shawn, and Thomas Michael Burgess and wife, Kelly; ten great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Smith; brothers, Franklyn, Roy, Nevitte, and Clyde Sanders; son-in-law, Thomas U. “Tommy” Burgess, and a great-great grandson, Kayleb McMahan.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Jerry Hayes. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:45 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Family members are at their respective homes. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621, Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622, or the charity of 


Bill Ducworth

Anderson- William O. Ducworth, Jr., 56, of Anderson passed away Friday February 16, 2018 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born August 21, 1961 in Anderson, he was the son of the late Frances Elizabeth Martin Ducworth and the late William O. Ducworth, Sr. He was owner of Ducworth and Company and was the organist and choirmaster at Grace Episcopal Church.

Bill was an active member of the Anderson Community having served on many boards and committees. Some of his major contributions were: founding President of the Anderson County Museum, Past President of the Anderson County Arts Council, past president of the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium (GAMAC), founding dean of the Foothills Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, board member of Anderson Heritage, past district convener of the Carolina’s Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, member of the City of Anderson Architectural Review Board, consultant for AnMed Health Camellia Ball and AID Upstate, Dining with Friends Red Party. He was also very active with the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina where he served as former organist and director of music for the annual convention, was a delegate from Grace Episcopal Church to the annual convention and oversaw the design and completion of the sesquicentennial building projects that included major renovation of the property and construction and installation of the 51-stop C.A. Zimmer pipe organ.

Bill’s love of design began as a young man when he entered the national Hallmark Card competition, and won. He later graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta where he was chosen to decorate for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, symphony hall. One special project in Anderson that he took the most pride in was the design and decorating of Sullivan-King Mortuary. His work has been featured in "South Carolina Homes and Gardens," "At Home in the Upstate" and "Coastal Living."

Surviving is his sister, Jane D. Trammell, nieces: Amy Trammell Glenn (Joey) and Annie Trammell; nephew, Jason R. Trammell (Bailey); great nieces and nephews: Rhianna, Blue and Sylas Glenn and Brady, Garvin and Nealy Grace Trammell. Beyond his immediate family, he is survived by Louise and Ernie Trammell, Susan Fedor, Nancy Hart, Gaile Ball, Dennis Hayes and Mark Trammell. Bill was preceded in death by his sisters: Nancy Elizabeth Ducworth and Mary Frances Ducworth.

A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 20 at Grace Episcopal Church with Rev. Jack Hardaway officiating. The family will greet friends following the service in the church Parlor.  The family is at the home of Louise and Trammell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 711 S. McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC 29624, or to the Charity of One’s Choice.

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Eunice Rice Horton

Greenville, SC - Eunice Rice Horton, 92, of Greenville, S.C., died peacefully on January 15, 2018.

Born in Belton, S.C., on December 3, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Max and Janie Rice. After attending the Belton public schools, she graduated from Converse College in 1947. She married J. Wright Horton, also of Belton, on November 20, 1948, and settled in Greenville, S.C. Her activities as a homemaker and civic leader included community service as a Sunday school teacher and church circle leader, as Vice Chairman of the Christian Women’s Club, and as a Board Member of the Greenville Junior League, the Lay Christian Association, the Wildwood Garden Club, and the Greenville County Legal Auxiliary.

Surviving are three sons, J. Wright Horton, Jr. (Beverly) of Herndon, Va., Max Horton (Joan), and Rex R. Horton (Sandra) of Simpsonville, S.C. Also surviving are three granddaughters and their families: Sarah Hidalgo (Jorge) and son Elliott, Renee Horton, and Christin Oney (James) and children Kyleigh and Brexton. Eunice was preceded in death by her beloved husband, J. Wright Horton and grandson James F. Horton.

A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, in the Belton Cemetery with Rev. Brad Bardin officiating. The family will visit with friends immediately following the service. 

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 366, Belton, SC 29627 or Rolling Green Village (for Residents Benevolent Fund), 1 Hoke Smith Boulevard, Greenville, SC 29615.


Doris M. Kelly

Anderson, SC - Doris Jane Madden Kelly, age 90, entered into the presence of Jesus on January 16, 2018.

Born in Unadilla, Georgia on May 17, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Elzie Jones Madden. Mrs. Kelly was a graduate of Girls High and a member of the First Baptist Church for the last 68 years, where she was a long-time member of the Dorcas Sunday school class. She also sang in the sanctuary choir for many years and taught children’s Sunday school and played the piano for the Sunday school department. Her last place of employment was with the First Baptist Church Child Development Center. She was a woman of great faith and a tremendous prayer warrior. In her journal she wrote, “I’m not afraid to die. God gives me strength throughout my life, but also will help me face the end. I will live with Him throughout eternity.”

She is survived by her daughter Bess Marie Kelly of Anderson and son Ken Kelly and his wife Anita of Chapin; five grandchildren, Jennifer Kelly Thompson (Tom), Ross Kelly (Jamile), Kenny Kelly (Jamie), Kevin Kelly (Erin), and Tyler Kelly; six great-grandchildren; a beloved nephew Jim Maholm (Tiffany) of Dublin, Ohio and other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John B. Kelly, Jr., a son Alan Kelly, and two sisters, Helen Madden and Margaret Madden Maholm.

A service celebrating Doris’ life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 19, at First Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Josh Hunt. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:45 p.m. Friday at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 307 South Manning Street, Anderson, SC 29624.


Joseph Parker Nalley

J. Parker Nalley


Anderson, SC - Joseph Parker Nalley, 92, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018. 

Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Frank Edwin Nalley and Gertrude Parker Nalley Gilreath. Mr. Nalley was in the U.S. Navy during World War II having served on the USS Iowa. He was a car salesman and retired from Guy Motors and was an avid fisherman. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Patricia P. Nalley of the home; four children, Joe Nalley (Dianne) of Williamston, Ann Snipes (Michael), Jim “Bebo” Nalley (Pam), and Amy Simmons (Mike), all of Anderson; twelve grandchildren, Leigh Rampey (Danny), Josh Nalley, Ruthie George (Jimmy), Jon Snipes (Lauren), Anna Jones (Stephen), Kelly Mullikin (Jason), David Snipes (Kristina), John Westbrook, Cauley Simmons, Hallie Simmons, Parker Simmons, and Kensleigh Simmons; nine great grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Chapman Frasso of Tierra Verde, Florida.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Nalley and two sisters, Faye Pettit and Audrey Eskew. 

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 4, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Dr. James R. Thomason and Dr. Josh Hunt. Burial will be at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:45 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. The family is at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Home for Children, 110 Calvary Home Circle, Anderson, SC 29621.

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