Lawrence Henry “Larry” Crocker, Jr., 71, of Prosperity, died Monday, December 30, 2019 at his residence.
Born on April 22, 1948 in Gaffney, he was a son of the late Lawrence Henry Crocker, Sr. and Louise Allison Crocker. He was a graduate of Limestone College and was a US Navy veteran having served 3 ½ years on a destroyer in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. He worked for Timken Company and enjoyed boating and living on Lake Murray.
He is survived by a brother, Steve (Janice) Crocker; a nephew, David (Kim) Crocker and a great nephew and great niece, Dillon and Sarah Crocker.
A memorial service will be held later.
Jerry A. Nichols, 78, of Newberry, died Sunday, December 29, 2019 at his residence.
Born on July 10, 1941 in Newberry, he was a son of the late Willie Herman and Ruby Dominick Nichols. He was a graduate of Newberry High School and served in the US Army. Mr. Nichols was retired from American Fiber and Finishing and in his retirement years enjoyed driving trucks an worked part-time for Chappell & Associates and for Coleman Oil. He was a member of Colony Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patsy Pitts Nichols; daughters, Wanda N. (Bobby)Courtney and Donna N. (William “Chip”) Caldwell; a brother, Allen E. Nichols; sisters, Bobbie N. Smith, Peggy F. Morris and Dale N. Longshore; grandchildren, Megan Courtney (Eric) Lowe, Ashlyn Courtney, William Chase Caldwell and Judith Cade Caldwell; a great-granddaughter, Emma Courtney Lowe; brother-in-law, Paul Hawkins and sister-in-law, Evelyn Nichols and beloved fur baby, Maggie. He was predeceased by a sister, Annie Hawkins and a brother, Willie Nichols and a brothers-in-law, William Smith and Billy Morris
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Colony Lutheran Church by the Rev. Andrew David Eargle. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Colony Lutheran Church, 48 Colony Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.
Active pallbearers will be Timothy Nichols, Todd Morris, Stuart Smith, R. D. Longshore, Michael Longshore, Roger Enlow, Jr., Jason Nichols, Kent Hawkins and Michael Pitts.
The family would like to express thanks to Dr. Samuel Willis and staff and Prisma Park Ridge Hospital and Prisma Health Hospice for their loving care shown to Jerry during his illness.
Eula Mae Chapman Nolff, 89, of Little Mountain, widow of Dwight Eugene Nolff, died Friday, December 27, 2019 at her residence.
Born on March 25, 1930 in Little Mountain, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Eula Viola Shealy Chapman. Mrs. Nolff was retired from Ellet Brothers. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where she diligently served her Lord by serving on the Church Council, the Altar Guild, the Old White Church Committee and as chairperson of the Christian Education Committee for many years. She loved being outdoors more than anything and was an avid gardener. She abundantly gave her love to her grandchildren who were the light of her life.
Mrs. Nolff is survived by sons, Randy (Renee) Nolff of Columbia, Curtis Nolff and Scott (Kristy) Nolff both of Little Mountain; a sister, Minnie Lee Shealy of Chapin, six grandchildren and her loving caregiver, Linda Chapman to whom the family extends great gratitude. She was predeceased by a son, John Ross and a sister, Carolyn Etheredge.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, December 30, 2019 at St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev. James Shealy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 622 Hope Station Road, Pomaria, SC 29126 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Active pallbearers will be Greg McGlohorn, Andy Wicker, Charlie Stuck, Tim Stuck, Zach Bowers and Brandon Bowers.
Denise Floyd Owens, 50, of Silverstreet, died Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Self Regional Hospital.
Born on December 28, 1969 in Hampton, VA, she was a daughter of Wilbur and Connie Bradford Floyd. She had worked at Kids Unlimited, ISA, Louis Rich and the Newberry Child Development Center. Denise was a member of the Saluda River Bible Hour where she was always willing to help with children as she had a huge love for children. She was a cheerleader coach for the Chiefs for fifteen years with the Newberry County Recreation Department where she was known as Mama D. She was a member of the Newberry Moose Lodge and participated with and supported the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Denise loved fun activities such as mud bogging, attending the State Fair, visiting the Riverbank Zoo and dancing. She loved her country music and listening to live bands. She always had a hug smile and lots of energy that would light up a room.
In addition to her parents, Wilbur and Connie Floyd she is survived by a daughter, Adriana Owens; a sister, Tina Floyd (Mike) Hair; maternal grandmother, Iris Bradford; paternal grandmother, Annette Floyd; a nephew, Darian Hair; a niece, Morgan Hair; an “adopted” brother, Lee Wicker; special friends, Michael Racine, Danny Ciesielski and Christie Dyal. Denise was predeceased by a sister, Johnette Floyd, maternal grandfather, Elmer R. Bradford and paternal grandfather, John V. Floyd, Sr.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Steven Jackson. The family will receive friends from 1:30 – 2:30 pm Thursday at the funeral home chapel and following the service at her parents, Wilbur & Connie Floyd, 5141 SC Highway 34, Pomaria. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, 1724 Main Street, Newberry, SC 29108.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the 3rd floor staff and the cancer center staff of Self Regional Hospital.
John Daniel Latimer, 76, of Pomaria, died Wednesday, December, 25, 2019 at his residence.
Born in Clinton, Iowa, he was a son of the late Odie and Macie Sears Latimer. John served in the Iowa National Guard and was a retired iron worker. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. He loved playing Santa Clause and did this for many years; he enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his dog, Mollie McGee.
He is survived by his wife , Charlene Latimer; and many family members.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, December 30, 2019 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church by the Rev. Steve Jackson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, General Fund, PO Box 178, Pomaria, SC 29126.
Honorary pall bearers will be members of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Council.