JOHN RODERICK GIVEN

 

John Roderick Given, 67, of Dacusville, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at his home.
Born in Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, he was a son of the late John and Joyce Harrison Given. He was a management consultant and a member of Greenville Vineyard Church. John was a loving husband, father, generous in spirit and will be greatly missed. John always felt that of all his accomplishments that his greatest one was his children.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years: Marcia; daughters: Selena (Ben), Cecelia; sons: Samuel (Jennifer), Harrison (Melissa); granddaughter: Rose; brother: David; and sister: Caroline (Peter).
The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

JERDEN STYLES JR.

 

Jerden Hix Styles Jr., 92, husband of the late Carolyn Wylie “Toodle” Styles, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Oakview Park in Greenville, SC.

Born in Travelers Rest, SC, Jerden was the youngest of nine children born to the late Jerden Hicks Styles Sr. and Geta Burns Styles. He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the motor pool. Upon returning home from Korea, Jerden married Toodle on February 10, 1956. He worked at Renfrew Mill for twenty plus years and in the early 1970’s he left the mill after his brother Fred Styles suggested he build a garage at his Phillips 66 Gas Station between Travelers Rest and Marietta. He took his brothers advice and embarked on his passion of being around cars, repairing them and talking NASCAR, a true love for Jerden where he was proud to tell everyone he attended sixty-two races at Darlington Speedway. A lifetime friendship was soon developed between Ronald Batson and Jerden where they both started investing in buying and selling used cars and founded Styles Garage and Used Cars. He had many loves: NASCAR, Dirt Tracks, Fast Cars, cornbread, NC College Basketball (Tarheels & Blue Devils), coin collecting, family and friends. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and a lifetime member of Enoree Baptist Church.

Jerden is survived by his only child, daughter: Sandra S. Walker and her husband, David S. Walker of Stone Mountain, GA; grandson: Steven Angus Gainey, Jr. of Charlotte, NC and granddaughter: Lindsay Styles Gainey and her fiancée, David E. McKenzie both of Atlanta, GA along with many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and so many friends from his loving church, Sunday school class and customers of Styles Garage and Used Cars.

Along with his parents and wife, Jerden was predeceased by five brothers and sisters-in-law: Young (Louise) Styles, Tench (Helen) Styles, Russell (Grace) Styles, Fred (Vivian) Styles and William (Gladys) Styles; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Azalee Styles Bowlin (Harold), Myrtle Styles Mayfield (Bill) and Ruth Styles Kilgore (Charles).

A visitation was held on Sunday, November 21, 2021, from 12:30 p.m. until 1:50 p.m. at The Howze Mortuary. Funeral service followed the visitation in The Howze Mortuary Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Entombment was private family only at Coleman Memorial Cemetery.

AREA DEATHS

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JODAH ANTHONY MULLINAX

 

From July 12, 1981 to November 25, 2021, Jodah Anthony Mullinax touched the lives of those who knew him in ways that these words will only get close to explaining:

Jodah was a graduate of Travelers Rest High School, Lander University and later was an officer of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Somewhere within the chapters of his formal and informal educations he learned to do, fix or use just about anything he could get his hands on.

His love and respect for the land took him from a tree-climbing boy to a mountain-summiting man. He’d compete with you in the short grass with a golf club, in a field with clays in the air or across a dinner table with a football made of paper. He could outlast the moon and be up waiting for the sun. Jodah planted, hunted, scavenged for fun, grew and canned food for his family and loved ones and made sauce that was hotter than is likely legal; his compass was true, in every sense; he loved his family, he searched for artifacts of history in the soil whenever he could, and he built a future home with his Forever, Caroline, using his hands, his heart and wood that God’s earth grew for him.

A devoted Son, Jodah never let a day pass without checking in on his Mammy and Pappy. Jodah knew where he stood with his faith in God, and every friend he had knew where they stood with Jodah. He was there before you knew you needed him and if you were three hours away, he would be there in two.

One of Jodah’s favorite quotes was by Harry Truman: “I never did give them Hell. I told them the truth and they thought it was Hell.” That sounds about right. But closer to the heart of this wonderful man was this quote of his own:
“I’m good at love.” – Jodah Mullinax

He was as tough as nails, kinder than words will ever do justice and he lived life in a way that we’ll do our best to emulate: when he didn’t quite know how, he rolled up his sleeves, got behind the wheel and showed us you could figure it out if you were just brave enough to try.

Jodah is survived by anyone who ever knew how it felt when he smiled at you, including: his Mother and Father, Susan and Tony Mullinax; the love of his life Caroline Brackett; Beau 7, Fin 14, and Josie 12; Billie Ann Mullinax. Felicia Mullinax (Randy); Barry and Terre Mullinax; Linda Fair Kindrick, Mike and Judy Fair.

CATHERINE DIANNE METCALF

 

Catherine Dianne Metcalf, 70 passed away November 13, 2021 in Marietta SC at River Falls Post Acute Center.
She has been fighting Dementia for several years and finally succumbed to it. Cathy worked at Rite Aid and The Library in
Travelers Rest and was of Baptist faith. She loved to cook and loved the water, Beach, Lake, spending time with friends and family.
She loved to sing. Her favorite song was "Into the Mystic", Van Morrison.
Cathy was predeceased. by 2 Husbands, Martin Henson of Travelers Rest, and Edward Young of River Falls SC.
She was the daughter of Henry and Betty Metcalf of Travelers Rest. She had one Daughter, Brooke Henson, missing since 1999,
A son Silas Henson and his Wife Lee, Step son "Little Mann". Cathy had 3 siblings, Gerald and Gail Metcalf, Glen Roaden and Wife Kay, Joey Metcalf and Wife Christi, 6 Nieces and nephews

In Lew of Flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children's Hospital

The funeral and spreading of the ashes will be with family at a later date.