Scatter Garden Names and Bios
The people listed below have all or part of their cremains scattered in our memorial garden. The information about them listed here comes mostly from published obituaries. Information stated is from the time of the obituary.
Additional Information and pictures are welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your contributions.
Unless marked, individual’s cremains are in the Memorial Scatter Garden.
C=Columbarium – Cremains interred
W=Memorial Wall – Name only
M=Bio of Member not interred on our grounds
Hilda Drennan Howerton, 94, died October 25, 2020. She was born April 22, 1926 in McCormick County, SC and spent her childhood in Greenwood, SC. She attended Erskine College, the University of Georgia, and Converse College. A chemist and a teacher, she was dedicated to … read more.
In 1978 Pete Tolleson became the first minister of the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (GUUF). He accepted $6000.00 to work half-time and was approved by a 40/4 congregational vote. His second spouse Mary Leta and only daughter Robin moved with him to Greenville from Virginia. … read more.
Jean B. McGee, 82, of Mauldin, SC, passed on March 23, 2021 in the company of loved ones, from complications of leukemia. She will be forever loved by her life partner Bill Reynolds; her daughter Vera Jean Cole and husband Marty Simon; her son Trey … read more.
Simonne Hochcajt Lindemann, 87, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2021. Born on May 15, 1933, she will be remembered always as a loving and supportive wife, mother, and friend.
Simonne began life in Belgium. After spending her adolescence in France, she immigrated alone … read more.
Joseph Thurman Allmon, 86, died on August 17, 2007, in Ithaca, New York, to which he moved in 2003 after living for 40 years in Greenville. He had suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease for several years and died from complications associated with the return of prostate … read more.
Vauda Carolyn Burson Allmon, 96, formerly of Greenville, died peacefully on July 2, 2019 in Ithaca, New York.
She was born on April 18, 1923 in Winder, Georgia. She graduated from Bessie Tift College (now part of Mercer University) in Forsyth, Georgia in 1943. In 1945 … read more.
F. S. “Steve” Avery Jr., a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Low Country, died at his home in Bluffton, S.C. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. He and his wife Nancy joined the Congregation when they moved to Hilton Head in 2004.
While they … read more.
Martha Alice Colquitt Baron of Greenville, South Carolina, passed away on October 29, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Rinehart Baron, in 2009 and daughter Melanie Baron-Alpert in 2011. Mrs. Baron was born on July 28, 1934 in Brooklyn … read more.
Rinehart Baron died on January 12, 2009 due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Berlin, Germany on February 1, 1932, the son of Hans and Edith Alexander Baron. Rinehart, his parents and his younger sister Renate immigrated to the United States in … read more.
(Dora) Luella Bauer, 79, of Taylors, SC, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, November 21, 2013.
Born in central Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Minnie Shively Hoke and Russell Constance Hoke. Her family moved frequently, settling in Huntington, WV where Luella … read more.
He was married to his faithful wife, Dorothy Beck, for 48 years, and together they shared many wonderful memories. He served as a Lieutenant in the Army during the Vietnam War and worked many years as a chemical engineer.
In addition to his wife Dorothy, he … read more.
Nona Ann Beeson, 82, was called home to be with the Lord on March 30, 2017. Born in Devils Lake, North Dakota to the late Arthur Palmer and Thelma Lee Shervin.
She is survived by her beloved husband, David Beeson, of 62 years. Four children: Michael Beeson (Kerri), Cheryl A Barry, … read more.
Nancy Ruth Taylor Bell (Ma Bell) died peacefully Saturday, November 21, 2020, in Charleston, SC. She was born on March 24, 1930, in Greenville, SC, to Eran Medlock Taylor and James Roy Taylor. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, three brothers and one son. … read more.
Elizabeth Bird, 97, of 401 Chandler Road, formerly of Greenville, died Wednesday. She was retired from the Federal Housing Administration and was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Surviving is her sister, Martha Bird of Greer
Martha and Elizabeth Bird grew up in Washington, DC. Their father was a Presbyterian minister and their mother was a suffragette. On the first day women were legally able to vote their mother commandeered the family car and drove every member of the Church Ladies Group to … read more.
Suzy Boghani, born Sandra Suzanne (Suzy) Easler, was 67, when she flew from this Mortal cage to the spiritual realm and is therefore, always with the many people that loved her .
Born in Spartanburg, SC, Suzy was the daughter of the late Janie Louise G. … read more.
(Ray) Gordon Branson, 68, of Simpsonville, SC, passed away at The Cedars in Leo, IN on September 23, 2017.
The son of Raymond and Ruth (Williams) Branson, he was born on September 18, 1949, in Lima, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Gordon is survived by … read more.
Paul Brown is remembered by friends and family as someone who helped others, someone who cared about the community at large, and someone who served the public, especially those at the edges of society, with a heart of gold and a will of iron. No … read more.
Born in New York, NY, she lived most of her working life in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Cable retired from Columbus Children’s Hospital in 1985, where she served for 20 years as Chief Health Educator. She received her Ph.D. in 1984 in Health Education and Preventative … read more.
Christel was born February 23, 1949 in Reinbek, Germany, outside of Hamburg. She moved to America when she was three-years-old with her parents, Hans Wilhelm Heinrich Krauss and Meta Elise Anna Albers Krauss, and her grandmother, Ella Elsa Pien Krauss. They first settled in Hartford, … read more.
GUUF CAT’S STORY: Our girl appeared a little over a year ago, completely out of the blue. Skittish and wary at first, she wouldn’t let us get close to her, but the office staff left food and water for her which she took willingly, as … read more.
Sanders Reimer Claussen, 88, of 113 Woodcock Court, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999 at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.
Sanders was born in Davenport, IA. on Dec 12,1910. He was an only child of Theodore Peter Claussen and Elizabeth McComas. Preceding in death was one daughter, Norma … read more.
Audrey Clute was a beloved member of the Fellowship. She had worked for Ivy’s Department Store and knew women’s fashion as evidenced by her own personal wardrobe. This knowledge led her to purpose that the Fellowship begin a re-sale shop, focusing on women’s fashions. This … read more.
Anthony “Tony” Connor, 73, of 900 N. Main St. #24, husband of Madge Malcan Connor, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital, Downtown.
Born in Sewell, N.J., he was the son of the late Ethelbert “Bill” and Marion Purnell Connor.
Tony was employed with Control … read more.
December 28,1923—May 20, 2016
Jim was born with a incredible seat in the Grandstands and with a Baseball glove in the palm of his hand. Both Jim”s paternal Grandfather and his Father and Uncle, played major league baseball. Grandfather Jim Cooney, played major league baseball as … read more.
Pat was the wife of James A Cooney, daughter of Ebba and Angus Kennedy and sister of Ralph A Kennedy. A resident of South Carolina since 1972, she was a retired realtor, a past president of the Greenville Rape Crisis Council and Family Counseling Board … read more.
He was the husband of Valerie (Marshall) Dansereau and the son of the late Shirley (Gallagher) Dansereau and the late A. George Dansereau. He was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts and relocated to South Carolina in 2004 with his family.
Dennis attended New Bedford High … read more.
Freddie David was born in America of Lebanese descent. He was trained as a professional musician at the Philadelphia Institute of Music. He picked up the harmonica early in his musical career and never looked back. He was a natural entertainer and would tell stories … read more.
She was famous for her wonderful fruit pies. Survived by her son Lindsey Stockdale, daughter Jean and son-in-law David Wilder and granddaughter Rachel Wilder.
Naomi had a sister and a brother. Her father, Lucien Ponce, was a self-made engineer who invented the day-night mirror for the … read more.
Charlotte was born in Panama City, Florida, but spent most of her younger years in Orlando, where her father owned a barber shop. Her mother and father are both deceased and she has a brother that still lives in Florida. She moved back to Panama … read more.
Charles Alvis Edwards died on August 6, 2006, after a short illness with acute leukemia.
Having just turned 83 years old on August 1, Charles was a devoted husband of 59 years to Martha; loving father of three children, Jane Smelser (deceased), Chuck Edwards and his … read more.
Maria was born in Manila, the Philippines. She received a B.S. degree from St. Thomas University in Business and Accounting. Languages and music were a large part of her upbringing. At home, English, Spanish and Tagalog were commonly spoken. At the “Goethe Institute”, she took classes … read more.
We are sad to report that Dorothy R. Emery passed in the early morning hours of July 13, 2020. A virtual memorial service was held Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 2:00PM.
Daughter of Evelyn Roosemann and Larry Roosemann, Dorothy attended St. Cecilia High School, and graduated … read more.
Roger passed away on December 19, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born and raised in Greenville, SC. He grew up with two older brothers, his father, who worked for the railroad and his mother, who committed suicide when he was nine years old.
After … read more.
Retired Col. William Garland Forwood, 84, of 2804 Pelham Rd., died April 8, 1996.
He retired from the US Air Force. His flying career started early and he “flew the hump” in the early 40’s in support of Chinese National Chiang Kai-sheck and the Flying Tigers. … read more.
At age 20, before he was old enough to vote, Dick was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives for Greenville County. When he took his seat at age 21, he was the youngest legislator in the nation. He was at that time a … read more.
Barbara was a beloved long-time member of the fellowship.
Barbara is survived by her two sons, Paul and Jeff Della Maggiora, her daughters-in-law, Gabrielle Charbonnet and Allison Della Maggiora, and her six grandchildren, Max, Adam, Mackinsey, and Zach Della Maggiora, and Nina and Piera Varela. She … read more.
Bob Gill, 84, was the husband of Barbara Tomberg Gill. He was born in Chicago, IL. He was the son of the late William and Vida Harkless Gill.
Bob was a retired designer with Fluor and will be terribly missed, not only by his family, but … read more.
Julian K. “Jake” Green, 80, of Fripp Island and Greenville, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002.
A native of Greenville County, he was the son of the late Robert Dean Green and Gertrude “Tiny” Witherspoon Green. After attending Clemson College he entered the U.S. Army in 1943 … read more.
Keith Rollins Green, 40, of 35 Conway Drive, Greenville, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, on the Chattooga River at Crack-in-the-Rock.
Keith, the owner of ProPressure Cleaning, was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, fishing and caving. Born in Albuquerque, N.M., he was a … read more.
Norma Rollins Green and her husband, Julian “Jake” Green, who preceded her in death, were founding members of the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Norma had a zest for life and loved teaching, being with people, attending plays, concerts, and the Fellowship.
Norma and Jake attended Paris … read more.
Douglas Gordon Hart passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 23, 2005.
Born in England on July 11, 1920, he was the son of the late Gordon Kearsley Hart and Dorothy Maynard. After completing his education, he joined his father’s webbing business, where the war found … read more.
Suzanne Casgrain Hart
Suzanne Casgrain Hart passed away peacefully at home on June 30, 2020. Born in Quebec in 1922, she was the daughter of Lydie Prince Casgrain and Perrault Casgrain, who served as President of the Canadian Bar Association in 1972. Her uncle Jacques … read more.
Ellen Edens Hilderbrand lost her long battle with cancer on January 5, 2013 at the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville with her loving family at her side. Born on April 21, 1947 in Bennettsville, South Carolina, Ellen was the daughter of the late Gordon and … read more.
Ann Hill was born Dec. 31, 1929 in Dayton, OH. Both her parents are buried in Arlington National Cemetery and her father served in both World War I and WWII. Dh died in World War II in 1944. She was their only child. Ann graduated … read more.
Henry Franklin Howard, 82, of 104 Brandi Starr Ct. in Greer died Tuesday, November 1, 2016 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sandy; his three sons: Patrick, Michael, and Thomas, two daughters-in-law, Yolanda and Maureen; three grandsons: Andrew, … read more.
Glen Howerton was an active member of the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. His beautiful sculptures and ceramics adorn the sanctuary of the Fellowship. His widow, Hilda, continues to participate in the active life of the Fellowship and continues to share her garden treasures in loving … read more.
Dorothe Jean Agler Howorth, wife of Robert W. Howorth, passed on Friday, February 25, 2011. She and Robert were married 70 years.
She was born in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University. She was a retired realtor from Cincinnati Ohio, and a member of Come … read more.
Bob Howorth. His loving wife of 70 years, Jean, preceded him in death in 2011. He was born in Lansing, MI, graduated BS-Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and has been a life member of ASME. After a long and successful career with Allis Chalmers … read more.
Reed Humphrey, 61, passed away Tuesday evening, May 1, 2012, at his home in Greenville, ending a long battle with cancer. He was the son of Robert and Betty Humphrey, who predeceased him. He is survived by his wife, Jan; son, Ryan of Los Angeles; … read more.
Alicia Hilley Irwin passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015.
Alicia was born August 5, 1956 in Wurzburg, Germany to Adrienne Raines Hilley and Col. William Wofford Hilley. She grew up moving around (as military families do) and settled permanently in Greenville in the early 1970’s.
Alicia’s … read more.
Dick James, a pioneer in lawyer advertising, died on January 13, 2019. A memorial service was held on Thursday, January 24 at 2:00 pm at the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Born on July 9, 1937 in Gaffney, South Carolina, he was the son of the … read more.
Alan Henry Johnstone; poet, marathon runner, teacher, father, husband, friend; died on Sunday afternoon at McCall Hospice House after a lengthy, albeit courageous battle with Huntington’s Disease. He would’ve celebrated his 62nd birthday on September 29, 2014.
Born in Greenville, SC to Thomas Kennerly Johnstone Jr. … read more.
Brenda J. Kelley, age 60, of Greenville, SC, died July 7, 2012 at home. She was born in Chattanooga, TN December 18, 1951. She was a homemaker and business owner, and was especially proud of Hannah’s Gift Shop. She was a member of Greenville Unitarian … read more.
Chuck Lawrence, 83, died at his home in Greenville, South Carolina under Hospice care on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Born in 1932 in South Orange, New Jersey, he was the son of Charles Lawrence, Jr. and Gladys Smith Lawrence.
A graduate of Rutgers University, he studied … read more.
Diane L. Lawrence, 74, died at her home in Greenville,South Carolina on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
Born in 1941 in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of Clifford and Florence Rutter. She married Chuck Lawrence in 1985.
A graduate of Lycoming College, she became a teacher of … read more.
Ina Bliss Lindbloom, age 81, wife of Nils W. Lindbloom, Jr., died Monday, July 14, 2003, after a long illness.
Ina graduated from National College in Evanston, Ill., with a B.E. degree. She taught elementary education in Missouri, Texas, Indiana and Ohio. While living in Spain, … read more.
Nils W. Lindbloom Jr., 84, of Rolling Green Village, died Dec. 31, 2003.
Born in Evanston, Ill., he was the son of the late Nils W. and Emma Anderson Lindbloom and was the widower of Ina Bliss Lindbloom.He was senior class president and was a … read more.
Robert Gilmore Lochner, 77, of 806 Knollwood Drive, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001 in Atlanta.
Born in Blawnox, Pa., Mr. Lochner was married to Elizabeth Baker Lochner for 50 years. He was a pilot and served in the Army and Air Force during World War II … read more.
John Herman McFerrin died at Brighton Gardens in Greenville on Dec. 3, 2004. He had celebrated his 88th birthday the previous evening with close friends and family.
He was born on Dec. 2, 1916, in Marlinton, W.Va., son of the late Alexander Hanley and Clara Bobbitt … read more.
Margaret “Peg” McFerrin died at Brighton Gardens of Greenville on July 1, 2004.
Born on May 18, 1920, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Margaret Allan Merrill. She was a graduate of Alma College in London, Ontario. Peg was … read more.
Frances A. Merrell, 93, of Easley, SC and Reno, Nevada passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014, at her home.
Born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, Mrs. Merrell was a daughter of the late Raymond R. and Martha Ruth Houlehan Merrell. She graduated from Upper Darby High School and … read more.
Benjamin is the twin brother of Case Morton-Lill and son of Lori Morton and Susan Lill. During her 5th month, Lori learned Benjamin had Trisomy 18, a rare genetic disorder, and was not expected to live for long after birth. In fact, the risk was … read more.
Charles ‘Chuck’ Monroe Moss, Sr., 85, died Thursday, December 17, 1998 at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home.
Born in Rock Hill, he was a son of the late Martin Van Buren and Jennie Hicks Moss. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, … read more.
Charles Monroe Moss, Jr., 53, of Greenville, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999. Born in Two Harbors, Minn., he was a son of Fern Thompson Moss of Greenville, and the late Charles Monroe Moss, Sr. He was a US Navy veteran.
In addition to his mother, he … read more.
Fern T. Moss died on June 8, 2008 at East Cooper Hospital in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She was born in Westbury, Minnesota, September 2, 1918, the daughter of Clarence Gerhardt and Ella Carlson Thompson. She graduated from high school in Albert Lea, Minn.; earned … read more.
Mary F. Newell, 92, widow of Richard P. Newell, passed away on Sept. 17, 2015 after a long and fulfilling life. Born in 1923 in Milford, MA, she was the daughter of the late William Firth and Florence Scott Northrop.
She was a 1943 graduate … read more.
Katherine Ann (Kit) Norwood was a younger daughter of Joe and Elaine Norwood, long time members of Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. She was diagnosed as hard of hearing in the first grade. This progressed each year until she ended up with 2 hearing aids by … read more.
Bill Page, 87, of 132 Hummingbird Ridge, died Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was raised in Lincoln, MA, but lived in Greenville for over fifty years. Bill was a graduate of Hamilton College and Harvard Business School. He held various executive positions with CRYOVAC, First … read more.
Irene Crawford Page, 74, of 132 Hummingbird Ridge, died at her home, Thursday, December 31, 1998 following an extended illness.
A resident of Greenville for forty years, she was born in New York, NY and reared in Newark NJ and was the daughter of the late … read more.
THOMAS L. POTEAT
Tom was a former President of GUUF. He was a trial lawyer, and was working in Congressman Jim Mann office in DC when he died.
Thomas Lawton Poteat was born on September 27, 1924 to Mary Willingham Lawton and J. Douglas Poteat.
He attended Greenville … read more.
We are sad to report that Susan Riegel passed away July 11. A virtual memorial service was held Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 3:00PM.
Susan Riegel was the daughter of the late James and Lillian Burke of Chicago, Illinois. She is survived by her husband of … read more.
Virginia Clay Howard Rowland: First of all, you can’t understand Clay Rowland without having an idea what the Rowland household was like. Thanks to Gil’s intellectual curiosity and ever-evolving interests, there were people at the house so often you could almost think … read more.
Clinton Gilreath “Gil” Rowland – former columnist for the Greenville Piedmont and a resident of 35 W. Mountain View Ave. died Sept. 10, 1993: He was 85.
Born in Central, he was a son of the late Clinton Gilreath and Nellie Ramseur Rowland. He was a … read more.
Grace Evelyn Scheer, 83, of Greenville, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2003.
She was a teacher and a loving wife and mother. She is survived by her husband, Frank Scheer; her three sons, Robert Johnston, of Philadelphia, Mark Johnston and his spouse, Susan Cyr, of Greenville, … read more.
Jennifer Slade died unexpectedly in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday, July 17, 2014
The daughter of Robert W. and Kennetha A. Slade of Poughkeepsie, NY, she was born on July 11, 1959. After showing early promise as an actress and singer, Jennifer appeared in productions of South … read more.
Dorothy Marston Starkey, 82, of 106 Bonaventure Drive, died May 10, 1996 following a year of declining health.
Born in Lynn, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Herbert Embree and Lois Kimball Marston.
Surviving are her husband, Neal E. Starkey, Sr. of the home; … read more.
Neal E. Starkey, Sr., 93, of Greenville, SC, husband of Mary Jo Starkey, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2011. He is survived by his son, Neal Starkey, Jr., daughter, Mrs. Galt (Gail) Brewer and four beloved grandchildren. Born in Louisville, NE, Mr. Starkey moved … read more.
Bob was the first husband of Naomi David. He is the father of Jean Wilder. The son of a dentist, he was raised in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania along with his two brothers and two sisters. He was educated as a mechanical engineer and worked as a … read more.
Edward Allen Woodford died peacefully Monday, April 6th in Greer, South Carolina.
He is survived by his soulmate Karen Parker of Taylors, South Carolina, son Edward Allen Woodford, Jr. of Greer, South Carolina (Amy Hickman) and two daughters, Sandra Lyn Wheeler of Knoxville, Tennessee and Tiffany … read more.
Lois Anne Acker Wunch, beloved wife of William J. Wunch, died Jan. 1, 2005.
She is survived by her son, James Wunch; daughters, Linda Young, Jane and Robert Johnson, and Robin and Tom Dill; grandchildren, Hans Wunch, Andrea and Craig Young, Gabriel and Lani Johnson, and … read more.
Bill Wunch, 84, died September 30, 2011. He was preceded in death by Lois A. Wunch, his first wife of 57 years, and parents Helen and Karl Wunch, and brother, Karl.
Bill is survived by his present wife, Lynn S. Wunch and family, as well as … read more.