Obituaries for June 29, 2017

Published 12:45 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Jane Cook Corn

LAURENS, SC — Jane Cook Corn, 82, wife of the late Jack Percy Corn, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter. Born in Clemmons, NC, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Flossie Mae Brewer Cook. She was a graduate of Mars Hill College and Catawba College and earned her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Clemson University. She was a retired teacher, teaching office occupations, typing and business courses in Clemmons, NC, and then in the Laurens School District, first at Ford High School and then at Laurens District 55 High School. She was the advisor for the Future Business Leaders of America Club. She loved students and teaching. She was married to Leonard S. Crotts for over twenty years and together they raised their family. She later married Jack P. Corn and lived out many of her dreams of travelling camping, attending Clemson games, and spoiling her grandchildren with her love, time and talents. She was a founding board member of the Laurens County Museum and a former board member of the Friends of the Library. Mrs. Corn was a faithful, longtime member of First Baptist Church of Laurens, and was formerly a team-teacher of the Lurleen Steele Sunday School Class with one of her best friends, Mrs. Jerry Griffin. She was a member of the Bobby Smith Sunday School Class and served as treasurer of the Sara Patterson Circle of the WMU. Her hobbies were sewing, quilting, and knitting, and she was gifted at all three. Jane was a tower of strength and a source of comfort for her entire family. She is survived by: her children, Owen Crotts and wife Brenda of Waterloo, Suellen Holmes and husband Joey of Laurens, David Crotts and wife Kathy of Laurens, and Neal Crotts and wife Jeanie of Sumter, and her daughter-in-law, Vickie White of Laurens; her step-children, Judy C. Newman and family of Waterloo, Jan C. Gault and family of Fountain Inn, and John Corn and family of Pawleys Island; a brother, Herman Cook and wife Ruth of Columbus OH; a sister, Nancy Welfare and husband Fred of Staunton, VA; grandchildren, Laura Bishop, Kristi Thomas and husband Jeff, Kelly Todd and fiancé Bryan Crocker, Hunter Holmes and wife Brie, Stephen Crotts and wife Erica, Tyler Crotts and wife Thea, Olivia Crotts and fiancé Robert Levin, Jacob Crotts, and David Crotts; great grandchildren, Blake Meeks, Chandler Todd, Ashlyn Todd, Grayson Todd, Harper Holmes, Charlie Holmes, Carmen Thomas, Matt Thomas, Lena Crotts, and Della Crotts; and a great, great grandchild, Cruz Meeks. She also leaves behind a host of great friends, including Pat Carlay of Clover, Jerry Griffin of Laurens, and Mike Quinn of Athens, GA. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her adopted son, Eddie Bishop, and her step-son, Jerry Corn. Memorial Services were held Monday, June 26, 2017, at First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 300 West Main St., Laurens, SC. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Clarence Lester Sell, Sr.

Clarence Lester Sell, Sr. passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem. He was born to the late John Madison Sell and Nancy Caroline Beeson Sell on December 9, 1917 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. Mr. Sell was predeceased by his wife Dorothy Pettycord Sell, son Donald Ellis Sell and five brothers and five sisters. He was an active life-long member of Oak Grove Moravian Church and a former member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Sell worked for Bahnson Company for 43 years and retired as Senior Vice President. He was a former member of the Walkertown Civic Club and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Sell is survived by two daughters: Jane Farmer (Don) and Nancy McGlamery (Bill); one son C. L. Sell, Jr. (Shirley); eight grandchildren: Karen Pfaff, Darren Sell, Tim Farmer (Marty), Leigh Weber, Lori Shumate, C. L. (Buddy) Sell, III (Kathie), William Sell (Dana) and Bradley Sell (Cindy); great-grandchildren: Matthew and Zackery Pfaff (Jesse), Josie and Christopher Sell, Emily Weber (Steven Simpson), Eric Weber, Erin Farmer, Brian Farmer, Taylor Shumate, Tanner Shumate, Brett Sell, Bryce Sell, Brock Sell, Brady Sell, Caleb Sell, Blakeley Sell, Bradley Sell, Briah (Brandon) Hendrix and one great-great grandchild: Emma Hendrix. A special thanks to his caregivers granddaughter Karen Pfaff, niece Jean Cain and Molly McClain. The funeral service will be held at Oak Grove Moravian Church at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 with Rev. David Berrier and Rev. Matthew Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Following the service the family will receive friends in the church Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Moravian Church, 120 Hammock Farm Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

Edwin “Poochie” Lee Boles

Mr. Edwin “Poochie” Lee Boles, 71, of Lewisville, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Wake Forest Baptist Health. He was born April 4, 1946 in Forsyth County to Ruth Dorsett Boles and Coy William Boles. Mr. Boles retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company as a mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Jonathan Clark. Surviving are a daughter, Rachel Wooten and husband Stacy of Mocksville; two sons, Jeff Boles and wife Kim of Winston-Salem and David Boles of Winston-Salem; four grandchildren, Taylor Mooneyham, Austin Boles, Payton Boles and David Boles, II; three great grandchildren; a sister, Judy Timmons and two brothers, Don and Larry Boles. A funeral service was held Friday, June 23, 2017 at Bible Baptist Church with Pastor Don Jones officiating. Interment was held in Westlawn Gardens of Memory. (Hayworth-Miller Lewisville Chapel)

Darlene Ceder Brandenburg

Mrs. Darlene Marie Brandenburg, 89, of Clemmons, NC, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Forsyth Medical Center. Darlene was born in Genoa, Nebraska on July 1, 1927, to the late Frank Ceder and Kathryn Stickney Ceder. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons. Darlene was a passionate golfer, having scored two holes-in-one during her playing days. She was a member of Cedarbrook Country Club in State Road, NC where she played in the women’s golf league. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Brandenburg and her brother, Ray Ceder. Darlene is survived by her children, Michael Brandenburg (Janene) of Vienna, VA, John Brandenburg (Debbie) of St. Charles, MO, Mary Lukes of Clemmons, NC, and Julie McDowell of Clemmons, NC; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one sister, Leona Wolfson of Omaha, NE; and one brother, Dave Ceder of Monroe, NE. A mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, June 23, 2017, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Fr. Peter Nouck officiating. Graveside services followed at Crestwood Memorial Gardens in State Road, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Autoimmunity Research Foundation, 3423 Hill Canyon Ave., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.