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James "Pete" Noah Vinson

James Noah "Pete" Vinson, 96, resident of 71 Vinson Rd. husband of Martha Timms Vinson went to be with his Lord Wednesday April 5, 2017 after passing at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born Jan. 5, 1921 in Greenville, SC a son of the late George Washington Vinson and Essie Bryant Vinson.

Pete was a United States Army veteran having served with the 473rd Infantry during tours of North Africa and Italy. He was a retired textile employee having worked for Bloomsburg Mills. He was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher at Faith Harvest Fellowship Church. He also was a lay preacher of the gospel. Pete had a deep religious faith and lived a Godly life for over 65 years. He will be remembered for his kind & loving demeanor and was a friend to all that knew him.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 70 years Martha Timms Vinson of the home; a son Marvin Vinson (Dorothy) of Abbeville, SC; four daughters Brenda Holden of Anderson, SC, Jean McMurtury (Fred) of Abbeville, SC, Opal Rousey (Roger) of Iva, SC and Janet Hannah (Haynie) of Iva, SC; three brothers George Vinson of Piedmont, SC, Jim Vinson of Abbeville, SC and Larry Clark of Greenwood, SC; one sister Ruby McNeil of Greenville, SC; twelve grandchildren Stephen Vinson, Debra Spencer, Tracie Robinson, Tamie Bolt, Tylen McCullough, David Jones, Karen LeGrand, Lisa Smith, Amy Lewis, Jaime Rousey, Jared Simpson and Justin Simpson; seventeen great-grandchildren Caleb Vinson, Branigan Bolt, Maggee Bolt, Caleb Robinson, Dylan McCullough, Garrett McCullough, Savannah Smith, Breanna Lewis, Courtney Lewis, Leslie Lewis, Austin Jones, Alyssa Jones, Branton Simpson, Chelsea Dowd, Kaley Simpson, Alleigh Simpson and Wryn Simpson; one great-great-grandchild Jase Dowd.

He was preceded in death by a grandson Mark Vinson and a great granddaughter Mary Beth Crosby; two brothers Roy and Floyd Vinson and three sisters Lennie Horne, Jenny Sparks and Irene Fowler.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday April 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM in Faith Harvest Fellowship Church in Calhoun Falls with the Revs. Michael Ford and Jeff Sparkman officiating. The burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with Military Honors. The family is at the home 71 Vinson Drive Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at the church prior to services.

Flowers will be accepted and memorials in memory of Pete may be made to Faith Harvest Fellowship Church 702 Darlington St. Calhoun Falls, SC 29628 of to Hospice Care of South Carolina 326 Montague Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646.


Faith Harvest Fellowship Church
702 Darlington Street
Calhoun Falls, SC  29628
Saturday, April 08, 2017
1:00 - 2:45 PM


Faith Harvest Fellowship Church
702 Darlington Street
Calhoun Falls, SC  29628
Saturday, April 08, 2017
3:00 PM


Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
2699 Hwy 72 W
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

Faith Harvest Fellowship Church
702 Darlington Street
Calhoun Falls, SC 29628 Hospice Care of SC
326 Montague Ave
Greenwood, SC 29646

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To the family,I always enjoyed working with Mr. Pete at Bloomsburg. He was conscientious about doing a good job and pleasant to work with. We worked in the weave room and he was my loom fixer for many years. I have many fine memories of Mr. Pete.

Gwen McNeill Apr 8 2017 12:00 AM

Mrs. Vinson, Janet, Opal, Jean, Marvin, Brenda and family,I am so sorry for the passing of Mr. Vinson. It was my honor and privilege to know him. He was such a good man. He leaves such a great legacy for his family. He loved the Lord and his family so much. I know he is rejoicing with his Lord and has saw Jesus. I know the coming days and months will be hard. I pray the Lord will give you peace, comfort you and give you strength to face each day. I love you all. Debra

Debra Porter Apr 7 2017 12:00 AM

As Chief of the PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of South Carolina, I want to send my condolences to the family of James Blue Turtle Vinson. James was a tribal member and a member of our Elders' Council. He attended our yearly Pow Wow several times and always was part of our Grand Entry. He contributed to the petition to the state of South Carolina for tribal recognition. His history is part of our tribal history. James will be missed but he has attained his eternal reward.

Chief Gene Norris Apr 7 2017 12:00 AM

Jamie and family,Yall are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

Angie Henderson Apr 7 2017 12:00 AM

I will miss my Great Uncle Pete, a wonderful man who loved the Lord and his family. My thoughts, love and prayers are with you all.

Reba Apr 7 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for all of you especially Martha and the children and grandchildren. May God comfort you as you celebrate his life and mourn the loss.

Jackie Brown Apr 7 2017 12:00 AM

To The Vinson Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancy W. Reece Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM

Janet, how wonderful to know your Dad has now received all of God's promises and that some day we will be reunited to live together forever.

Homer and Madonna Johnson Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM

We will always remember with fondness working with Pete at Bloomsburg. He was a wonderful, kind man, and never changed. You could always depend on him.

Joe and Karen Wilson Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM

Great childhood memories of Uncle Pete. No finer man. I know you'll miss him (as I do my dad) but it is such a comfort knowing where he is and you'll be with him again someday--Hallelujah!

Gwen T. Ashley Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM