Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

James T. Shotwell

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — James Taylor “Red” Shotwell, 94, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at White Oak Estates-Spartanburg.

Born June 19, 1920, in Henderson, he was the son of the late George Baker and Ellen Shanks Shotwell and husband of the late Jewel May Smith Shotwell.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Shotwell retired from Milliken & Company after 43 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, where he was a deacon, a member of the finance committee and a Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of the General Arbitration of New York City Board and received his Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University.

Mr. Shotwell was many things to the world, but to folks who knew him he was a loving, kind, gentle man. He was a Christian who lived a Christian walk with whomever he came in contact.

Survivors include a daughter, Edith Shotwell Reeves (R. Darrell) of N. Charleston, South Carolina; sons-in-law Sidney J. Lane of Ashland, Virginia, and Arthur F. Connolly of Spartanburg, South Carolina; a daughter-in-law, Sandra K. Shotwell of Spartanburg, South Carolina; 10 grandchildren; nine grandchildren-in-law; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Peggy Shotwell Hollis of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by daughters Jewel Ellen Shotwell Lane and Elizabeth Ann Shotwell Connolly; and a son, Dr. James T. Shotwell Jr.

Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the chapel, conducted by the Rev. Robert C. Morgan. Burial with military rites will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mobile Meals Service, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304, or Dedication Evangelism Inc., P.O. Box 10, Towaco, NJ 07082.

An online guest register is available at

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Felton L. Thompson

MACON — Felton Lee Thompson, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.

Arrangements will be announced by Boyd’s Funeral Services.



Hattie B. Williams

NEW YORK — Hattie Bell Williams, 97, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Greater Lovely Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Macon.

Viewing is today, Sept. 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the chapel of Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton.

Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Services.