Minnie McKee Patton Family

Descendants of Minnie Lee McKee

Generation No. 1

        1.  Minnie Lee3 McKee  (Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born May 15, 1897 in Tumbling Shoals, Laurens County, South Carolina, and died May 29, 1969 in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina.  She married Robert Lee Patton April 30, 1913 in Laurens County, South Carolina, son of James Patton and Katherine McLeod.  He was born February 20, 1886 in Black Mountain, Buncombe County, North Carolina, and died September 30, 1950 in Greenville County, South Carolina.

Notes for Minnie Lee McKee:

Obituary

Mrs. Minnie Lee McKee Patton, 72, of 8 Aiken Circle, widow of Robert Lee Patton, died Thursday at 12:40 PM in a Travelers Rest nursing home. Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Logan and Mary Jane Puckett McKee and lived in Greenville since 1927. She was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church.  (List all survivors) Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 4 pm at Washington Avenue Baptist Church by the Rev. Dr. W. Daniel Greer, the Rev. Robert Y. Marchbanks, and the Rev. Ansel L. Pruitt. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. The body will be at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Virginia Heaton, 100 Montana Ave. City View, after 3 PM Friday and will be placed in the church at 3 pm Saturday. The Mackey Mrotuary is in charge.

Obituary

Robert Lee Patton, 64, of the Tigerville Road, died at his home today at 8:05 am, following several years of declining health and one month’s serious illness.

Mr. Patton was a native of North Carolina, and a son of hte late James L. and Katherine McCloud Patton, natives of North Carolina and Alabama, Respectively. For 17 years he was a resident of Monaghan Mill, Greenville, before moving to the Tigerville section four and one half years ago. During his active life he was engaged in textile work.

Mr. Patton was a member of the WOW at Monaghan; a member of Mush Creek Baptist Church, where he was chairman of the board of deacons and superintendent of the Sunday School and active in all phases of church work as long as his health permitted.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Lee Patton; four daughters, Mrs. Agnes R. Hill and Mrs. Virginia Lee Heaton, both of Greenville. Mrs. Ruby Rhunette Pym of Greer and Miss Emma Grace Patton of the home, one son, James A. Patton of the home; three sisters, Mrs. C.N. Williams and Mrs. Ethel Dunnaway both of Greenville and Miss Florence Patton of Spartanburg; two brothers Calvin C. Patton of Spartanburg and W. S. Patton of Greenville and four grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Stillwell Mortuary.

Funeral Services for Robert Lee Patton, 64, of the Tigerville Road will be held Monday at 4 pm at Mush Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Forrester officating, assisted by the Rev. J.A. Brock and the Rev. Walter E. Boone. Interment will be on the family plot in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be the following newphews:Mack Patton, Floyd Williams, Carl Williams, Andrew Stewart, Mark Wilson, and Woodrow McKee.

Composing the honorary escort will be the deacons of Mush Creek, the deacons of Monaghan Baptist Church and members of the Men’s Bible Class of Mush Creek, together with Dr. Charles N. Wyatt, L.T. Nolan, Gideon Moon, John Lindsey, Lester and W.C. Harvey. They will meet at the church at 3:50 pm

Flower girls will be Blanche Hayes, Joyce Sentell, Minnie Lou Henricks, Shirley Gilbreath, Nancy Harvey and Joan Harvey.

Mr. Patton died at his home Saturday at 8:05 am following several years of declining health and one month’s serious illness.

After 9:30 am today the body will be at the home awaiting the hour of service. Stillwell Mortuary will be in charge.

Children of Minnie McKee and Robert Patton are:

2                 i.    Mary Agnes Rebecca4 Patton, born March 05, 1918 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died October 05, 1965 in Wichita, Kansas.  She married William “Willie” Bill Hill; born August 08, 1922 in Enoree, Laurens County, South Carolina; died February 26, 2003 in Leicester, Asheville, North Carolina.

Notes for Mary Agnes Rebecca Patton:

Obituary   Mrs. Mary Agnes Patton Hill, 47 of Wichita, Kan. Formerly of Greenville, died at her home Tuesday after a sudden heart attack. She was the wife of W. B. Hill. Born in Laurens, March 5, 1918 she was a daughter of Mrs. Minnie Lee McKee Patton and the late Robert Lee Patton. Most of her life was spent in Greenville. She lived in the Monaghan community 17 years and moved to Wichita four years ago. she was a practical nurse.  (Survivors) The body is at the Thomas McAffe Funeral Home this afternoon. The family is at the home of a sister, Mrs. Ausburn, 8 Aiken Circle, Berea.

Notes for William “Willie” Bill Hill:

Leicester, N.C. – Willie “Bill” Hill, 80, of 56 Hayes Cove Road, died Wednesday February 26, 2003 in an Asheville Health Care Center following a period of declining health.

A native of Laurens County, SC. He had resided in Buncombe County since 1970. Mr. Hill was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Leicester and a W.W.II Army Veteran.

He was a son of the late Nathaniel and Lizzie McKee Hill and was the husband of the late Mary Agnes Hill and the late Lena Clark Hill.

Surviving are his step-daughters, Wanda Haynes and Elaine Couch both of Leicester, Jean McCoy of Candler and Kay Rogers of Asheville; step-son, W.B. Clark of Leicester; step daughter in law, Mary Nell Clark and brother, Edwin Hill of Gray Court, SC.

Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, SC with the Rev. John T. Lee officiating.

Anders-Rice Funeral Home, Asheville is in charge of arrangements.

+      3                ii.    Ruby Rhunette Patton, born July 20, 1920 in Gray Court, Laurens County, South Carolina; died November 10, 2000 in Boone, Watauga County,  North Carolina.

+      4               iii.    James Andrew Patton, born October 09, 1921 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died December 09, 1989 in Travelers Rest, Greenville County, South Carolina.

+      5               iv.    Virginia Lee Patton, born June 27, 1924 in Drayton Mill Village, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

+      6                v.    Emma Grace Patton, born November 08, 1936 in Monoghan Mill Village, Greenville County, South Carolina; died December 18, 2004 in Powdersville, Anderson County, South Carolina.

 Generation No. 2

        3.  Ruby Rhunette4 Patton (Minnie Lee3 McKee, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born July 20, 1920 in Gray Court, Laurens County, South Carolina, and died November 10, 2000 in Boone, Watauga County,  North Carolina.  She married Earl Milton Pym, Sr. November 30, 1939 in Patton Home, Monaghan Mill Village, Greenville County, South Carolina, son of Edward Pym and Nannie Tibbs.  He was born April 10, 1919 in Greenville County, South Carolina, and died June 20, 1996 in Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina.

Obituary                Greenville News   Sunday, November 12, 2000

Ruby Rhunette Patton Pym, age 80, of Boone, widow of the Rev. Earl Milton Pym, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.

She was born July 20, 1920, in Gray Court, to the late Robert Lee and Minnie McKee Patton. She received her LPN degree from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC. She worked at Anson County Hospital in Wadesboro, NC and later at Watauga Medical Center from 1981 until 1992.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Boone.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Jane Perry and husband, Everette, of Pittsboro, NC; Virginia Carson of Greenville and Ruth Pym Curtis of Boone; three sons, Robert Edward Ernest Pym of Greenville, Milton Pym, Jr. and wife, Linda, of Easley, and David Pym of Allendale; two grandaughters, Sara Franks and husband, Gary, of Easley and Wendy Leigh Curtis of Boone; one great-grandson, Wesley Franks of Easley; and two sisters; Virginia Heaton of Greenville and Emma Grace Ausburn of Easley.  She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Agnes Hill and a brother, James Patton.

Funeral servuces wukk be conducted today at 3 pm at First Baptist Church in Boone, with Dr. Lamar King officiatiing. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 to 3 pm prior to the service.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 3 pm at Graceland Cemetery in Greenville with Dr. Steven Carreker and the Rev. Keith Shorter officating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 at Westville Memorial Funeral Home in Greenville, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Music Ministry at First Bapitst Church of Boone, 375 West King St., Boone, NC 28607, or to the Seby Jones Regional Cancer Center, Watauga Medical Center, PO Box 2600, Boone, NC 28607-Hampton Funeral Service, Boone.

Obituary                                Greenville News

Rev. Earl Pym, Sr., Boone, NC

The Rev. Earl Milton Pym, Sr., 77, died June 20, 1996, at Watauga Medical Center.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Edward Ernest and Nannie Tibbs Pym.

He attended North Greenville College, Furman University, and Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He was a retired Baptist minister and pastored Franklin Baptist Church in Greer and churches in Burlington, NC. He was associational director of missions in the Anson Baptist Association in Wadesboro, NC., and was a former association director of missions in the Three Forks Baptist Association in Watauga County, NC.

He was a member of Boone First Baptist Church and had served as a chaplain at Watauga Medical Center.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Rhunette Patton Pym, of the home, three daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Jane and Everette Perry of Pittsboro, NC; Virginia Carson of Greenville and Ruth Curtis of Boone; three sons, Ernest Pym of Greenville, Milton Pym, Jr. and his wife Linda of Easley, and David Pym of Allendale; two sisters, Neva McGaha of Greenville and Beta Capps of Bleckley, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Sarah Pym and Walter Pym, both of Easley, and Wendy Leigh Curtis of Boone; nieces and nephews.

Omit flowers: Memorials may be made to Seby Jones Regional Cancer Center, c/o Watauga Medical Center, PO Box 2600, Boone, NC 28607.

Services:3 PM Sunday at Boone First Baptist Church with Lamar King and Steven Carreker officiating.

Graveside services 4 pm Monday in Graceland Cemetery, Greenville.

Visitation: 2 to 3 pm, Monday at The Mackey Mortuary, Westside Chapel–Hampton Funeral Service, 683 Blowing Rock Road, Boone.

Children of Ruby Patton and Earl Pym are:

7                 i.    Robert Edward Ernest5 Pym, born December 29, 1940 in Greenville County, South Carolina; died November 14, 2001 in Greenville County, South Carolina.  He married Ida Mae Cullinson May 28, 1965 in Dover, Deleware; born February 07, 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland; died January 20, 1993.

Notes for Robert Edward Ernest Pym:

Obituary                 Greenville News

Ernie Pym              Greenville

Robert Edward Ernest “Ernie” Pym, of 4-A East Decatur St., died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital.

Veteran: U. S. Air Force

Survivors: Brothers, Earl Milton Pym, Jr of Powdersville and David James Pym of Allendale; and sisters, Mary Jane P. Perry of Pttsborough, NC; Virginia Ann P. Carson of Greenville, and Ruth Alice P. Curtis of Boone, NC.

Visitation: 1 to 2 pm today at Westville Memorial Funeral Home; with service at 2 pm. Burial: Graceland Cemetery, West.

Memorials: Lutheran Hospice, 218 Trade St., Greer, SC 29651.

Family: Home of Milton Pym, Cely Road, Powdersville.

8                ii.    Mary Jane Pym, in Greenville County, South Carolina.  She married Everette Samuel Perry, Jr July 22, 1962 in City Lake Baptist Church, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina; in Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina.

9               iii.    Earl Milton Pym, Jr, in Greenville County, South Carolina.  He married Linda Jane Herndon June 27, 1970 in Eastview Baptist Church, Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina; in Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

10             iv.    Virginia Ann Pym,

11              v.    David James Pym

12             vi.    Ruth Alice Pym,

4.  James Andrew4 Patton (Minnie Lee3 McKee, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born October 09, 1921 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died December 09, 1989 in Travelers Rest, Greenville County, South Carolina.  He married Helen Sentell February 03, 1951 in Mush Creek Baptist Church, Tigerville, Greenville County, South Carolina, daughter of Doc Sentell and Essie ?.  She was born June 08, 1930 in Greenville County, South Carolina.

Notes for James Andrew Patton:

Obituary   James Andrew Patton, 68, of 5823 Locust Hill Road, died Dec. 8, 1989. He was a retired employee of Mac’s Trusses Inc. and since hi retirement has been associated with Randall’s Auto Service. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Tigerville Baptist Church. (Survivors) Services 2 PM Sunday at the Mackey Mortuary with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation 7 to 8:30 pm Saturday at the Mortuary. The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Pym, 32 Cely Road, Powdersville.

The day that James was buried it was snowing and I remember the minister talking about how much he loved the snow.

Memories of Virginia Heaton

James loved to get in the car and go.

Child of James Patton and Helen Sentell is:

13               i.    Jamie Amanda5 Patton,

5.  Virginia Lee4 Patton (Minnie Lee3 McKee, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born June 27, 1924 in Drayton Mill Village, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.  She married Walter Bruce Heaton August 05, 1949 in Franklin Baptist Church, Greer, Greenville County, South Carolina, son of John Heaton and Ida Ouzts.  He was born November 18, 1922 in Greenville County, South Carolina, and died February 22, 1983 in Greenville County, South Carolina.

Notes for Walter Bruce Heaton:

Obituary of  W. Bruce Heaton

Walter Bruce Heaton, 60, husband of Virginia Patton Heaton, of 100 Montana St. City View, died Tuesday.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of Mrs. Ida Ouzts Heaton of Easley, and the late John Walter Heaton. He was employed with the J. P. Stevens Co. Monaghan Plant, was a member of City View First Baptist Church and the Pruitt Memorial Sunday School Class.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sandra H. Allen of Wake Forest, NC and Mrs. Mary H. Owens of Fountain Inn; a son, Robert Heaton of Central; and three Grandchildren.

funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 PM at the Mackey Mortuary by Rev. Curtis Waters and Rev. L. C. Rich. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

The family will be at home, but will receive friends at the mortuary Wednesday from 7:00 until 9:00 PM.

Children of Virginia Patton and Walter Heaton are:

14               i.    Robert Lee5 Heaton, in Greenville County, South Carolina.  He married Wanda Gail Alexander April 24, 1975 in West End Baptist Church, Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina; in Pickens County, South Carolina.

15              ii.    Sandra Gail Heaton, in Greenville County, South Carolina.  She married Clarence Ralph Allen May 26, 1972 in City View First Baptist Church, Greenville County, South Carolina; born May 26, 1950 in Greenville County, South Carolina; died August 29, 2000 in Baptist Hospital; Richland County, South Carolina.

Obituary The Greenville News and The State

The Rev. Clarence Ralph Allen, 50, f 2162 McBee Hwy., Jefferson, passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2000, at tge Palmetto Baptist Center in Columbia.

He was born May 26, 1950, in Greenville, a son of Mr. Jacob Edward Allen and the late Mrs. Bessie Eleanor Reynolds. Rev. Allen was the Pastor of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. He was a graduate of the Parker High School of Greenville, the South eastern Seminary and the Baptist College of Charleston.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at 4 pm from the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church by the Rev. Donald Coppedge, the Rev. Dr. Bill Drees, and the Rev. Charles Rabon of the Kershaw County Baptist Association. Burial will be in the Mt. Pisgah Bapust Church Cemetery.

Deacons of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church will serve as active pallbearers and ministers from Kershaw and surrounding areas will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Rev. Allen is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Heaton Allen; a son, Mr. Christopher Lane Allen of Jefferson, two daughter, Ms. Eleanor Lee Russ of Greenwood and Miss Sandra Lynne Allen of Jefferson; his father, Mr. Jacob E. Allen of Greenville, and a sister, Mrs. Roddy [Pat] Howard of Greenville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund, 2140 McBee Hwy., Jefferson, SC 29718.

The family will receive friends today, Aug. 31, 2000, from 7 until 9 pm at the Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel.

Notes, messages and condolences, may be sent via e-mail to hcauthen@infoave.net, and will be delivered to the family.

Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel is serving the family of Rev. Allen.

From Baptist Courier

Clarence Allen, pastor of Mt. Pisgah Church, Jefferson, since 1998, has died at the age of 50. He formerly was pastor of Parksville Church, Pine Bluff Church in Columbia, and Greelyville Church. He also had served on the staffs of Rock Springs Church in Easley, Poe in Greenville, and Johns Island in Charleston. He was a graduate of Charleston Southern University and Southeastern Seminary. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Heaton Allen, and three children.

6.  Emma Grace4 Patton (Minnie Lee3 McKee, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born November 08, 1936 in Monoghan Mill Village, Greenville County, South Carolina, and died December 18, 2004 in Powdersville, Anderson County, South Carolina.  She married Thomas Randall Ausburn June 02, 1956 in Greenville County, South Carolina.  He was born November 05, 1936 in Greenville County, South Carolina, and died March 05, 2012 in Powdersville, Anderson County, South Carolina.

Notes for Emma Grace Patton:

Emma Ausburn

Emma Grace Patton Ausburn, 68, wife of Thomas Randall Ausburn, of 103 Roe Road, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004.

Mrs. Ausburn was a native of Greenville County, a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Minnie McKee Patton.

Mrs. Ausburn was a lifelong church musician presently serving at Mt. Airy Baptist Church where she was a member. She also served for many years as the Kindergarten Director for Siloam Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Tommy Ausburn and his wife Theresa of Piedmont; a daughter, Traci Cantu and her husband Joel of Powdersville; sister, Virginia Heaton of Greenville; and eight grandchildren, Chris, Nicole, Maria, Amber, Karleigh, Alex, Ryan and Whitney.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Airy Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

The body is at Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 today, and will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service.

The family will be at the home of Pat Ausburn, 500 Timms Road, Piedmont. Memorials may be made to Mt. Airy Baptist Church, 210 Mt. Airy Church Road.

Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road is assisting the family with arrangements.

Published in The Greenville News on December 20, 2004

More About Emma Grace Patton:

Burial: December 20, 2004, Mount Airy Baptist Church, Powdersville, Anderson County, South Carolina

Notes for Thomas Randall Ausburn:

In Memoriam: Thomas Ausburn, Sr.

Thomas Randall Ausburn, Sr. – age: 75

(November 05, 1936 to March 05, 2012)

Resident of Powdersville, South Carolina

Visitation Information:

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday at Mt Airy Baptist Church, with Reverend Keith Shorter officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM Thursday at the Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Airy Baptist Church Cemetery.

Obituary:

Thomas Randall Ausburn, Sr., 75, died March 5, 2012.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Homer H. and Morene Pritchett Ausburn. He was a certified Ford mechanic. Mr. Ausburn was a member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church and the Jim Tumlin Sunday School Class.

Surviving are one son, Thomas Randall Ausburn, Jr.; one daughter,Traci Cantu; three sisters, Maxie Smith, Sybil Phillips, Elaine Duncan; and nine grandchildren. Mr. Ausburn was predeceased by his loving wife of forty-eight years, Grace Ausburn; three brothers, Ralph Ausburn,Charles Ausburn,Edward Ausburn; and one sister, Patsy Ann Ausburn.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday at Mt Airy Baptist Church, with Reverend Keith Shorter officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM Thursday at the Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Airy Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Airy Baptist Church, 210 Mount Airy Church Rd Easley, SC 29642.

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