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Joe Woodrow Rochester

Joe Woodrow Rochester, 89, resident of Belton, widower of Nancy Rochester, peacefully passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at his home.  He received his heavenly reward and is now resting in the arms of Jesus.

 

Born in Travelers Rest, SC, he was the son of Conyers Rochester and Sallie Wells Rochester.

 

Joe served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a dedicated member of the Campbell Patriots Honor Guard. Joe was also an original member and the second chief of the North Greenville Volunteer Fire Department along with serving as the fire commissioner for the county.

 

Joe had a passion for fishing and after retirement became a fishing guide at Santee Cooper.  

 

Joe was a member of Andersonville Baptist Church and he was a Mason and a Shriner.

 

Survivors include his children, Cindy Alumbaugh (Terry), Myra Ellison (Phil), Ricky Rochester (Libby), Stephanie Mason, and Stephen Rochester (Debra). He was also survived by his 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Jackie Brooks.

 

Joe was predeceased by a son in law, Joe B. Mason, Jr., and his siblings, James Rochester, Ellis Rochester, Leroy Rochester, Lewis Rochester, Hubert Rochester, Thomas “Tip” Rochester, Daisy Catalino, Lula Reeves, Mary Stillwell, Donnie Rochester.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at Andersonville Baptist Church with Rev. Travis Bryan officiating. Burial will follow at M. J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery.

 

The family will have a visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 prior to the service at the church.

 

Pallbearers will be members of the Campbell Patriots Honor Guard along with grandsons serving as honoraria.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Wreaths Across America, Campbell Patriots, or Hospice and Palliative Care of the Palmetto Region.

Robert Patrick Miller, Sr

Robert Patrick Miller, Sr., 53, of Travelers Rest, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at his home.
 

Born in Wilmington, DE, he was a son of Arlene Marwine Miller and the late Edward Lee Miller. Mr. Miller was a Member of the Cooper Masonic Lodge #282; the Hejaz Shrine Temple and was a former fireman with the North Greenville Fire Department.
 

Surviving in addition to his mother is his son, Robert P. Miller, Jr. (Jessica); his daughter, Amanda Miller; his brother, Kevin P. Miller (Heather) and four grandchildren, Zoey, Chance, Penelope, and Kylie Miller.
 

In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his fiancée, Pamela Denise Leopard; his maternal grandparents, Augustus & Nellie Marwine and his paternal grandparents, Don & Maudie Miller.
 

Graveside services were held on Monday October 17, 2022, at 1 PM at Coleman Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Garrell Dean "Dino" Campbell

Garrell Dean “Dino” Campbell, 54, of Marietta, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, October 17, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of Jeannette Pennington Campbell and the late Ronald Eugene Campbell. He built racing engines for Dave Wynn and retired from Keenan Garage Door. He loved to ride Harley Motorcycles, a really good steak and crab legs, and was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are his significant other: Patricia Waynette Beddingfield; his two sons: D.J. Campbell (Kyndra) and Brayden Campbell; his daughter: Carey Duncan; his sister: Missy Rick (Derek); a brother: Gene Campbell (Candie); and two loving grandchildren: Holly Campbell and Jaylin Leppard.

Along with his father, he is predeceased by a brother: Scott Campbell.

The family received friends Friday afternoon October 21 from noon until 1:00 p.m. at The Howze Mortuary.

Funeral services were 1:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation in The Howze Mortuary Chapel. Burial  followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pickens, SC.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept-142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thehowzemortuary.com.

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Barbara Louise Banks

Barbara Louise Banks, 70, wife of the late Johnny Marcus Banks, Sr., passed away peacefully in the arms of her daughter October 15, 2022 at her home.


Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Winfield and Georgia Pauline Darnell Williams. Mrs. Banks was a homemaker, and was a member of Old Fashioned Baptist Church. Well known for her cooking and hospitality, Barbara’s house was a home to many.


Surviving are one daughter: Rebecca Tinsley (Justin); two sons: Christopher Banks and Chuck Banks; seven grandchildren: Ashley Street, Julie Barron (Justin), Amy Owens (Jamie), Christina Rochester (Peden), Cheyanne Banks, Kaiden Tinsley, and Raif Tinsley; nine great-grandchildren; and two nephews: Kent and Brent Gosnell.


Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one son: Johnny Marcus Banks, Jr.; one sister: Marie Poole; and two brothers: Clarence Williams, Jr., and Blaine Williams.


The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at North Fork Baptist Church.


Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. October 18 at North Fork Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. A meal for family and friends was served at the fellowship hall.


Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thehowzemortuary.com

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Henry Byron Stroud

Henry Byron Stroud, 77, of Marietta, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.


Born in Travelers Rest, SC, he was a son of the late William Henry and Margaret Southerlin Stroud. Mr. Stroud was a US Army veteran of Vietnam; a Mason; and was an avid dirt track driver whom loved the time he spent at Riverside Speedway and Speedway Park. Byron retired from Bellsouth/AT&T and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class.


Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Nancy Darnell Stroud; four children, Shelia Carter (Rick), Stacy Massarelli (Joey), Sherrie Harshbarger (Joe) and Sonny Stroud; a brother, Joseph “Joe” Stroud (Sissy); two brother-in-laws, David Burns and Rex Darnell; two sister-in-laws, Beverly Stroud and Mary Darnell; five grandchildren, Madeline Massarelli, Karlie Massarelli, Jolleen Harshbarger, Allyson Harshbarger and Drew Harshbarger and many loving nieces and nephews..


In addition to his parents Byron was predeceased by his sister, Wanda S. Burns, a brother, William Herman Stroud and a brother-in-law, Alton Darnell.


Funeral services will were held on Friday, October 14 at 3 PM at Shiloh Baptist Church with burial to follow in Coleman Memorial Cemetery.


The family received friends from 1:30 PM until 2:50 PM at the church prior to the service.


Memorials may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church, 646 Dacusville Road, Marietta, SC 29661


The family would like to extend a sincere Thank You to Hospice of the Upstate for the care they gave Byron during this time.