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 james-yockey@att.net 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

• Memorial Garden information page
• List of Biographies

Joe Allmon

Allmon, Joseph T
3/20/1921 – 8/12/2007

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.

Baron, Martha
(1934 - 2011)

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

Baron, Rinehart
2/1/1932 – 1/12/09

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.

Bauer, Luella
1/25/34-11/21/2013

(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.

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Beck, Clifford Harper
2017/03/23

 

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.

BEESON, NONA ANN 

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.

Bird, Elizabeth
4/23/1900 – 9/10/1997

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

Bird, Martha
3/25/1902 –2/2/1999

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.

Boghani, Suzy

Suzy Boghani     August 15, 1949—-May 20, 2017

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 … read more.

Branson, Gordon

(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.

Brown, John Paul
9/14/50 - 2/3/2011

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.

Cable, Roberta Saipher, PhD.
November 10, 1919 - January 26th, 2007

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.

Caldwell, Christel Ruth Krauss
FEBRUARY 23, 1949 – FEBRUARY 28, 2013

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.

CAT of GUUF’S STORY

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.

Claussen, Sanders R
12/12/1910 – 1/20/1999

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.

Clute, Audrey T.
January 16, 1923 - October 1, 1996

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.

Tony Connor

Connor, Anthony (Tony) C.
6/11/1932 – 9/28/05

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.

Cooney, Jim

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.

Cooney, Patricia B
8/8/1927 – 11/27/2000

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.

Dennis Dansereau

Dansereau, Dennis
aged 50 - November 16, 2012

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.

Freddy David

David, Frederick – (C)
02/22/1914 - 02/24/1994

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.

Naomi P. David

David, Naomi Ponce Stockdale – (C)
Nov. 27, 1917 – Mar. 23, 2013

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.

DONN, Charlotte Christine

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.

Edwards, Charles Alvis
8/1/1923 – 8/6/2006

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.

Elssner, Maria Lourdes

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.

Forwood, William Garland
12/5/1911 - 4/8/1996

Retired Col. William Garland Forwood, 84, of 2804 Pelham Rd., died April 8, 1996.
He retired from the US Air Force and had worked for the state of South Carolina as a right-of-way agent. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Surviving are a … read more.

Dick Foster

Foster, Richard Joseph – (W)
09/09/1915 - 07/11/1998

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.

Bob Gill

Gill, Robert M.
08/13/1926 - 10/23/2010

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.

Jake Green

Green, Julian (Jake) Kenneth
8/11/1922 – 12/2/2002

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 Green

Green, Keith Rollins
9/12/1963 – 11/9/2003

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.

Green, Norma Rollins (m)
September 18, 1923-November 4, 2011

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.

Doug Hart

Hart, Douglas Gordon
7/11/1920 – 11/23/2005

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.

Ellen Hilderbrand

Hilderbrand, Ellen Edens
04/21/1947-01/05/2013

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.

Hill, Ann
12/31/1929 - 12/01/2014

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.

Howard, Pat

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.

Howerton, Glen Eugene
November 7, 1923-October 13, 2008

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.

Jean Howorth

Howorth, Jean
02/25/2011

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

Howorth, Robert “Bob” Ward
1918 - Oct. 24, 2013

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

Humphrey, Reed
05/01/2012

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 Irwin

Irwin, Alicia Hilley

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.

Alan Johnstone

Johnstone, Alan Henry

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.

Kelley, Brenda
12/18/1951-07/07/2012

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

Lawrence, Charles S III

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 Lawrence

Lawrence, Diane L.

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 high … read more.

Lindbloom, Ina Bliss
10/10/1921 – 7/14/2003

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.

Lindbloom, Nils, W.
5/3/1919 – 12/31/2003

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.

Lochner, Robert
9/13/1924 – 10/5/2001

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 McFerrin

McFerrin, John
12/2/1916 – 12/3/04

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.

Peg McFerrin

McFerrin, Margaret (Peg)
5/18/1920 – 7/1/2004

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.

Fran Merrell

Merrell, Frances Ann
January 6, 1921 - February 1, 2014

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.

Morton-Lill, Benjamin
11/2/2003

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.

Moss, Charles M. Sr.
6/29/1913 – 12/17/1998

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.

Moss, Charles Monroe Jr.
7/26/1946 – 10/14/1999

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 Moss

Moss, Fern Evelyn Thompson
9/2/1918 – 6/8/2008

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.

Newell, Mary F.

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.

Norwood, Katherine Ann (Kit)
December 17, 1952 – January 18, 2016

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

Page, Bill

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.

Page, Irene Crawford
9/7/1924 – 12/31/1998

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.

Poteat, Thomas L.

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.

Clay Rowland

Rowland, Clay
1911-2006

Remembering Clay
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.

Gil Rowland

Rowland, Gil
4/21/1908 – 9/10/1996

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.

Scheer, Grace Evelyn
7/25/1920 – 9/15/2003

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

Slade, Jennifer Marie
(1959 - 2014)

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.

Starkey, Dorothy Marston
10/28/1913 – 5/10/96

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.

Starkey, Neal
05/07/2011

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.

Stockdale, Robert “Bob”- (C)
07/15/1916 - 03/20/1992

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.

Lois Wunch

Wunch, Lois Anne Acker
7/21/1928 – 1/1/2005

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

Wunch, William J. (M)
August 19, 1927 - September 30, 2011

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.