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Webb Black Garrison, Jr. - Marietta

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Webb Black Garrison, Jr., 67, died Monday, October 3, 2011. Born in Timmonsville, SC, he was the son of the late Webb B. Garrison Sr. and Mary Thomson Garrison of Lake Junaluska, NC.

Garrison was a wildlife artist and a graduate of Emory University.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Cheryl Garrison; 6 children, Pat Garrison, Webb Garrison III and wife Betty, Greg Garrison and wife Margi, Ben Garrison and wife Annie, Paul Garrison and wife Jannie, and David Garrison; 11 grandchildren, Isaac, Webb IV, Elizabeth Rose, Gus, Bella, Louisa, Sarah, Ben, Anna, Olivia, and Ryder; a sister, Carol Bates; a brother, Bill T. Garrison and wife Mary; 5 nieces, Cindi, Beth, Carol, Meredith, and Anne; a nephew, Patrick; and 9 great nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held July 4, 2012 at Lake Junaluska, NC, cdgarrison28@gmail for information.

Make memorials in his memory to Iron Disorder Institute, PO Box 675, Taylors, SC 29687.

Robert Dale "Buddy" Bridwell - Greer

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Robert Dale “Buddy” Bridwell, 44, of Greer, SC, passed away on October 4, 2011, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Greenville County, he was the son of Robert E. and Joyce Ann Bridwell. Mr. Bridwell was a tractor trailer driver for UPS Freight, a member of the Teamsters Union Local 28, and was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving is his wife of 21 years, Tracy Lagana Bridwell, of the home; a daughter, Savannah Dawn Bridwell; a son, Robert Kyle Bridwell; a sister, Tina Lynn Waddell; a nephew, Corey Allen Waddell; his grandmother, Virginia Ruth Bridwell; and many loving family members and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the Howze Mortuary Chapel, with burial to follow in Grand View Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the mortuary.

The family will be at the home.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of the arrangements. (864) 834-8051.

Steven Randall Pruitt - Travelers Rest

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Steven Randall Pruitt, 36, of Travelers Rest, died October 2, 2011.

Steven was a son of Jack and Wanda Pruitt, and husband of Stacey Pruitt.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three children, Hannah, Logan, and Emma; a sister, Angela Norville (Eric); a brother, James Pruitt (Melinda); and his maternal grandmother, Marion Hambrick.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 4, 2011, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.

The funeral service will be held at Glassy Mountain Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, with burial following in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the home of Jack and Wanda Pruitt.

Bobby Coggins - Marietta

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Bobby Coggins, 57, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2011 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Travelers Rest, SC, he was the son of the late Bud Coggins and Betty Davis Coggins Frisbee. He was self employed through Hwy 288 Grading and Landscaping.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Cathy Saxon Coggins; children, Christie Burress, Scottie Coggins, Sherry Bryant, Candice Bracken, and Jay Saxon; 4 step-sisters; 1 step-brother; 1 brother; and 8 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at The Howze Mortuary with the funeral service to follow in The Howze Mortuary Chapel.

Burial will be private.

The family will be at the home of Christie Burress.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Bobby Coggins Memorial Fund at The Bank of Travelers Rest 42 Plaza Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.

Donald Kay - Travelers Rest

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Donald Kay, 79, of 1 W. Scenic Drive, Travelers Rest, husband of Jimmie Anglin Kay, went home to be with the Lord on September 30th, 2011.

Born on March 7th, 1932, in Cowpens, SC, he was the son of the late Clyde Leslie and Nellie Collins Kay. Mr. Kay was a former deacon and Sunday school teacher of the First Baptist Church of Travelers Rest. He graduated from MUSC School of Pharmacy where he was the class president in 1954. He owned and operated People's Drug Store on Main Street in Travelers Rest from 1958 until his retirement in 1981. A fond memory of Mr. Kay was of the years he played football for Blacksburg High School, where he was inducted into their Football Hall of Fame.

Mr. Kay was very proud of his family. In addition to his wife Jimmie, of 59 years, he is also survived by 3 daughters, Libby (Pat) Cunningham, Lori (Cesar) Lopez and Lisa (Thomas) Martin; 8 grandchildren, Katy Cunningham Owen, Emily Cunningham Dalton, Alex Lopez, Leslie Lopez Tiller, Elizabeth Martin, Jaime Cunningham, Zack Lopez, and Madeline Martin; 3 great grandchildren, Makayla Tiller, A.J. Lopez, and Tyson Tiller.

Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by 2 brothers, Harold and Conrad Kay.

Funeral services will be held for Mr. Kay on Monday at The First Baptist Church of Travelers Rest at 11 a.m. with entombment to follow at Grand View Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to The First Baptist Church of Travelers Rest, 20 McElhaney Rd., Travelers Rest, SC 29690.