Charlie R. Wisham - Travelers Rest
Charlie R. Wisham, 88, of 6135 Locust Hill Rd., passed away on Monday, October 10, 2011 at his home.
Born in Schley County, GA, he was the son of the late Lucia and Abigale Fourche Wisham.
He was a retired Command Sergeant Major in the US Army having served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Charlie proudly served with the 82nd Airborne Division, 5th and 7th Special Forces where he was awarded the Bronze Star with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart. Upon his return he worked in the HVAC industry and was of the Methodist faith.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty Rountree Wisham of the home; daughter: Catherine Jacobs and husband Jeff of Taylors; sons: James K. Wisham and wife Robbie of Rock Hill and Paul L. Wisham and wife Valerie of Taylors; grandchildren: Matthew Wisham, Melissa Wisham, Derek Giraldo and Nathalia Fernandes.
Along with his parents, Charlie was predeceased by a son, Charles R. Wisham, KIA Vietnam ‘67.
Services will be private.
Memorials may be made to the KWVA Wounded Warrior Fund, P.O. Box 51, Lewes, DE 19958.
James Melvin Darby - Travelers Rest
James Melvin Darby, 82, of 250 Pine Forest Rd. passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at his home.
Born in Greenville County, SC, he was the son of the late James Harlan and Ruth Geneva Bridges Darby. He was a US Army Veteran of Korea; was retired from Hennis Red Ball Trucking after 28 years of service and a member of Calvary First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Lou Center Darby; daughters: Phyllis Pressley and husband Doug and Arlene Howle and husband Mike; brother: Aaron and Mary Darby; grandchildren Chad and Gina Pressley, Felicia and Kenny Barrett, Josh and Lori Howard, Magan and Trevor Boggs, and Jarrett Bishop; 11 great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 3 p.m. at The Howze Mortuary Chapel with visitation prior from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Burial will take place at Grand View Memorial Gardens.
The family will be at the home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Food Ministry of Calvary First Baptist Church, 11 Tampa St., Greenville, SC 29609.
Cecil D. Skidgel - Greenville, SC
- Sunday, 09 October 2011
Cecil D. Skidgel, 92, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital.
Born in Caribou, Maine, he was a son of the late Jerry T. and Carrie Skidgel. Mr. Skidgel was retired from Suburban Propane and was of the Methodist Faith.
Mr. Skidgel was predeceased by his first wife, Betty Edwards Skidgel and his second wife, Nonie Skidgel.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning at Grand View Memorial Gardens.
The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of the arrangements. (864) 834-8051.
Charles Farrell Travis - Travelers Rest
Charles Farrell Travis, "Charlie", passed away peacefully at the Woodlands at Furman on Sunday, October 9, 2011.
He was born June 22, 1937 in Greenville, to the late Iva Vaughan Grice and James Joseph Travis. Charles was the nephew of the late Leonora Vaughan Scruggs who was a second mother to him, and he was much loved by his "Dad", his late stepfather, Robert Francis "Frank" Grice.
Charles started his own international textile and lumber export businesses, Tranoco, Inc. in 1965, which expanded to include Exim Limited and Carolina Western.
A member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Charles was a devoted Christian. He was a self-made entrepreneur, avid reader, and world traveler. He was known by those who loved him for his zest for life, jokes, storytelling and festive music playing over family dinners.
He was a loving husband and a devoted father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Helena Tiesmaki Travis; loving daughters, Melanie Travis Schlaginhaufen her husband, Rick, and son, Eric Alan, III of Penhook, VA, Silvia Travis King, her husband Chris, and daughters Dayton Leonora and Catherine Silvia of Greenville, Amanda Travis Parrott, her husband Will, and daughter Elena "Ellie" McCallum of Charleston; his brother and best friend, James Joseph Travis, Jr. and his wife, Wandetta and their son James Daniel, his wife Patti, and their daughter, Elizabeth Travis Sarratt, and her husband, Stuart; and his cousin Doug Vaughan and his wife, Ginger.
Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 405 Wilhelm Winter Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.
Webb Black Garrison, Jr. - Marietta
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.