Monthly Archives: February 2016

Nelson Butler

Nelson-ButlerNelson Butler, Jr., 73, of 200 Boiling Springs Highway, entered eternal rest on Thursday, February 25, 2016 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Husband of Helen Hughes Butler, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Nelson Butler, Sr. and Ella McCollum Butler.

Nelson was a member of Marion Avenue Church of Christ where he served as Bible Study teacher and former Church Treasurer.

He was a graduate of Granard High School, a veteran of the U.S. Army and Vietnam War, and a retired employee of Overnite Transportation Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Pete Butler and Nelson Butler,

III (Latoya); 3 daughters, Helen Kay Butler, Beverly Davis (George), all of Gaffney, Teresa Littlejohn of El Paso, Texas; one sister, Helen Camp of Gaffney; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 1 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Brother King Littlejohn officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

Sonya Renae Valentine-Greene

Sonya Renae Valentine-Greene, 44, of 118 Whitetail Way, Cowpens, SC, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, February 16, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

Wife of Geoffrey Greene, she was born in Spartanburg and was a daughter of Katie B. Valentine and the late Lawrence Hughes, Jr.

Sonya attended Word of Deliverance Church and was a manager at Taco Bell in Spartanburg, SC.

Surviving are: her husband Geoffrey Greene of the home; son, Trevon Greene of Spartanburg; 2 daughters, Jelicia Greene of Forest City, NC and Alisha Patterson (Romey) of Morganton, NC; her mother, Katie B. Valentine of Chesnee; one brother, Lawrence Hughes, III (Tammy) of Chesnee; 4 sisters, Alice Morris (Tony) of Gaffney, Delores Dawkins (Henry) of Cowpens, Azilee Hughes of Chesnee and Evette Lattimore of Greensboro,NC; 3 grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Floree Copeland officiating.

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Patrick Rashad Butler

PatrickButlerPatrick Rashad Butler, 27, of 203 Edgewater Drive, Gaffney, entered eternal rest on January 14, in LA County, California. He was the son of Helen Kay Butler of the home and Laurice Sims of Cowpens.

He was a member of Church of Christ, a 2006 graduate of Gaffney High School, and an employee of Commercial Vehicle Group, Kings Mountain, NC.

Also surviving are: five sisters, Nia Cherrelle Dixon (Jason), Ashley Bonner, Carnelia Bonner, Laquisha Bonner all of Gaffney and Michelle Horne (Jeremy) of Greer; a brother, Christopher Bonner of Greenville, SC; grandparents, Nelson and Helen Hughes Butler of Gaffney; aunts, and uncles.

Services will be Wednesday, February 10, 1 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Brother King Littlejohn officiating. Interment will follow in Gaffney Memorial Park.

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