Jewel Sybil Atkins Wilson, 87, widow of Theron George Wilson, died June 25, 2016, at her home. A native of Greer, daughter of the late L. P. “Doan” and Nancy Naomi Reid Atkins. She was a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church and actively taught Sunday school until her passing. Mrs. Wilson was a special education teacher for 30 years, was a member of Upcountry Friends, United Daughters of Confederacy and she loved her family and friends unconditionally. Surviving are four sons, Tim Wilson, (Debbie), Jack Wilson (Marcia), Joe Wilson (Elizabeth) and Dan Wilson (Jane); one daughter, Tina Wilson Clayton (Hugh); ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wilson was predeceased by a brother, L. P. Atkins, Jr. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Mark Smith and Rev. Martin Atkins. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary escort will be the Willing Workers Sunday School. Visitation will be held 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church. The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 572 Mount Lebanon Church Road, Greer, SC 29651.
Dorothy Saggus Ballew of Buford, GA passed away August 13, 2016. She was the wife of Thomas M. Ballew and daughter of the late Marshall Oliver and Grace Saggus of Atlanta. Dorothy was born in Atlanta on January 26, 1929. She grew up in the Morningside area, married and moved to Stuggart, Germany where her husband was stationed. She graduated from Morningside School, Girls High and Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia with double major in music and Medical Science. She was the assistant director of the choir and organist at Morningside Baptist Church for many years. Her medical background as a Medical Technician for two doctors was enjoyable. She took time off to raise their two children then began her successful Real Estate career as an associate broker. She enjoyed her four grandchildren and surely will be missed. Her spirit of giving and marveling of all aspects will live on in all who loved her. During Christmas season she loved to entertain and decorate the house. Dorothy loved to travel with her family in a motor home or have leisure time on a houseboat and pontoon. In her retirement from medical and real estate careers, she traveled to many foreign countries with her husband. She was a faithful member of Believers SS Class at Hebron Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Thomas M. Ballew, a daughter, Lisa Ballew Christopher, son-in-law, Jon Christopher, a son, Glen T. Ballew, a daughter-in-law, Sharon Ballew, four grandchildren, Danielle and Andrea Christopher, Chelsea and Garrett Ballew, a sister, Betty Ann Sage, in-laws and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 2:30 PM at Hebron Baptist Church, Dacula, GA. Dr. Kenneth Lester and Rev. Doug Lax will officiate. Interment at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, GA. In lieu of flowers, Dorothy requests you do a good deed for someone and pause and remember the good times. Donations may be made to your favorite charity.