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Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

More than 100 years of service

Family-owned and operated since 1875, Robinson offers funeral, burial, and cremation services in four locations throughout the Upstate. Taking care of our clients is what we do best. We can help at all stages of the funeral process, from preplanning to probate and insurance issues.

A tradition of caring, serving, and supporting
At Robinson, we’re more than just another funeral home. We’ve been a part of the community for more than a hundred years, and our mission has always been to take care of our clients in their time of need. We’re your friends and neighbors, and we’re here when you need us.

With you every step of the way
When you choose Robinson, we’re with you from start to finish, from planning a funeral to tying up the loose ends in the days after. Our caring and compassionate staff will guide you through the funeral process and help honor your loved one with dignity and respect. We’ll take care of all the details so you can focus on your family in your time of grief.


Our Obituaries

Joy Newton

June 1, 1934 - November 10, 2018

Joy Newton, 84, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Brookdale Greenville Memory Care facility after an extensive battle with dementia. Joy was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 1, 1934. Her parents were George and Mable Schmidt. Joy married her husband, Milton Stacy Newton on April 30, 1960. They were married 17 years until his death in 1977. Together, they lived in Huntingdon Valley,...
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Janie Hunter Eller

April 25, 1937 - November 9, 2018

Janie Hunter Eller, 81, widow of Billy Otto Eller passed away, Friday, November 9, 2018 at Pruitt Health in Six Mile. Born in Oconee County, SC, she was a daughter of the late William Oliver and Bertha Watkins Hunter. Janie was a homemaker. Surviving are sons, Dennis Mark Eller (Deborah) of Liberty, James David Eller (Dede) of Pickens, Daniel Jay Eller of Dacusville and Roger Dale Eller ...
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Carol Lawter

February 15, 1945 - November 8, 2018

Carol Rostron Manos Lawter, 73, wife of Tommy Ray Lawter, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at her home, after a long time with Parkinson's disease. Born in Charleston, SC, Carol was the daughter of Frances E. Ward Rostron of Clemson and the late Joseph P. Rostron. Growing up in Clemson, Carol was a 1963 graduate of D.W. Daniel High School and a 1967 graduate of Clemson University. After...
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Ronald Harrison Hall, Sr.

August 20, 1936 - November 6, 2018

Ronald Harrison Hall, Sr., 82, of Seneca SC, and Glassboro, NJ, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 6, 2018. He was born August 20, 1936, in New Jersey, the son of Benjamin H. and Dorothy (Lily) Hall. After graduating from high school, Ron served his country by joining the US Navy, serving in a diesel submarine as an electrician. After being honorably discharged from his service Ron...
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Irene Cook Goldstein

September 9, 1924 - November 2, 2018

Irene Cook Goldstein went home to the Lord on Friday November 2, 2018. She was predeceased by her two husbands James Clinton Cook, Jr. and Oliver J. Goldstein, her brother Chester Szwarz, and her sister Lucy Socha. She is survived by her three children James C. Cook, III (Nancy), Fran A. Moseley (Murph), and Robert W. Cook, three grandchildren Allyson Varn (Luke), Charlotte Cook, and...
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Mae Prichard Fant

August 26, 1929 - October 31, 2018

Mae Prichard Fant, 89, went home to be with Jesus, Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Born in LaFrance, she was a daughter of the late George D. and Marie Bowling Prichard. Mae was a graduate of Pendleton High School and was retired from the Milliken Pendleton Finishing Plant. She attended Refuge Baptist Church. She is survived by daughter, Debbie Hahn (Randy) of Simpsonville, SC; son, Frank...
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Joseph Chester Mullins

December 5, 1931 - October 30, 2018

Joseph C. Mullins, passed away on October 30, 2018 at Clemson Downs, Clemson, SC. He was born December 5, 1931 and lived with his parents, brother and sister Thomaston, GA. He graduated from Gordon Military College's High School Division in 1949. He began his university studies at Emory at Oxford College in Atlanta, GA and received his BS in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1954. He...
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Frances McCann Witmer

September 29, 1943 - October 28, 2018

Frankie Witmer, 75, died surrounded by her loving family Sunday October 28, 2018 of heart failure. She was born in Chambersburg PA September 29, 1943, the daughter of Jackson E. and Hazel (Duncan) McCann and grew up in Abbeville SC. She was a 1961 graduate of Abbeville H.S. and a 1965 graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, with a BS in Education. She and her husband Thomas H....
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Irene Stancil

October 7, 1924 - October 25, 2018

Irene Stancil Central Irene Margaret Ates Stancil, 94, wife of the late, Dwight E Stancil, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. Mrs. Stancil was born in Pickens County and was a daughter of the late, Leonard O. and Mae Carnes Ates. She was retired from Pratt Reed, in Central and was a member of Central Church of God. Surviving are one son, Oneal E. Lackey...
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Jeanie Elizabeth Riggins

August 17, 1947 - October 24, 2018

Jeanie Elizabeth Riggins, 71, died surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, October 24, 2018. She was born in Central August 17, 1947, the daughter of Lawrence D. and Catherine (Porter) Riggins. Jeanie raised her family well and also worked as a weaver at Mayfair Mills – Glenwood. She was a member of Earl's Grove Baptist Church. Jeanie is survived by a son, Robby Riggins (Wanda) of...
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Charles William Fagan

May 13, 1930 - October 22, 2018

Charles William Fagan, 88, husband for 60 years of Susan Ann Gilbert Fagan passed away Monday, October 22, 2018 at his home. Born in Martin, Georgia, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Beulah Patterson Fagan. He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural School and University of Georgia and graduated from Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. He worked for 32 years at the Pendleton...
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W. Edward Crawford

July 3, 1944 - October 14, 2018

W. Edward Crawford, 74, husband of Jane Wooten Crawford for 48 years, passed away, Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Richard Campbell Veteran's Nursing Home in Anderson. Born in Oconee County, he was the son of the late Dennis Edward and Florence Ethel "Ann" Moody Crawford. Edward was a retired Architectural Draftsman with Clemson University and a member of Cannon Memorial Baptist Church. He...
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Ronald D. Hughes

June 20, 1930 - October 13, 2018

Ronald D. Hughes, 88, husband of Kathy Luman (Ellers) Hughes, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at his home. Born in Strang, Nebraska on June 20, 1930, he was a son of the late Ralph M. and Mildred Geweke Hughes. Ron was a graduate of Hastings College and was retired as the Director of Reliability with John Deere & Company in Moline, Illinois. He was a member...
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Betty Hamilton Hickey

August 29, 1941 - October 7, 2018

Betty Jo Hamilton Hickey, 77, widow of L T Hickey, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at her residence. Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Blease and Florine Mauldin Hamilton. Betty was a homemaker and attended Norris First Baptist Church. Betty enjoyed gardening, shopping at thrift stores and spending time with family. Surviving are sons, Cecil Hickey (Annette) of...
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Edward Mattison

December 31, 1952 - October 5, 2018

Edward "Shakey" Mattison, 65, died at his home Friday, October 5, 2018. He was born in Pickens County December 31, 1952, the son of Arthur M. and Dorothy Hamilton Mattison. Eddie graduated from Daniel High School in 1971. He later became a certified welder, working on numerous construction projects. When he wasn't working he loved to go fishing and having family dinners. Eddie is survived...
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Mildred Newton Williamson

November 7, 1927 - October 2, 2018

Mildred Emma Newton Williamson, 90, wife of Charlie Hugh Williamson passed away, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at her home. Born in Central, she was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Lola Kelley Newton. Mildred was a homemaker and attended Fairview Church of God in Seneca. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. Surviving in addition to her husband are sons, Rev. Tim Williamson (Karen) and...
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Martha Sue Lesley

June 27, 1935 - October 1, 2018

Martha Sue Newton Lesley, 83, widow of Jerry B. Lesley passed away following a lengthy illness at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC. Born in Pickens County and raised in Clemson, Martha Sue was a daughter of the late Frank and Julia Cornelia Greene Newton. She was a graduate of Central High School and was a homemaker and gardener and she loved all God's creatures. Surviving are her...
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Aileen Holladay Holden

March 11, 1922 - September 26, 2018

Aileen Holladay Holden, 96, widow of Ralph Morgan Holden, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at her home in Clemson. Born in Six Mile, SC, she was a daughter of the late King Fredrick and Alice Hunnicutt Holladay. Aileen was a graduate of Asheville Teacher's College and taught school many years. She loved children, gardening and was an avid reader. She was a member of First Baptist...
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Cleve Ann Screws Senn

December 25, 1945 - September 22, 2018

Cleve Ann "Teebie" Screws Senn, 72, widow of Richard A. "Dickie" Senn passed away, Saturday, September 22, 2018 at AnMed Health. Born in Anderson, SC, she was a daughter of the late Cleveland James and Roseanne Payne Screws. She was a graduate of Girls High in Anderson and was an Administrative Assistant at Clemson University for over 30 years. She was a member of Clemson United Methodist...
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Lewis Jacob Lloyd

January 24, 1976 - September 22, 2018

Lewis Jacob Lloyd, 42, died unexpectedly Saturday September 22, 2018. He was born in Jackson Mississippi, a son of Louis Daniel Lloyd and Mary Elvan (Miller) Lloyd. Jake was a handy man by trade, but when he wasn't doing that he loved to cook. Jake was also passionate about volunteering. He volunteered wherever he could be used, and will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his...
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Ralph Martin Traynum

August 19, 1928 - September 22, 2018

Ralph Martin Traynum, 90, died peacefully Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Cottingham Hospice House. He was born in Pickens County, a son of Rufus Walter and Mattie Lucille (Elrod) Traynum. Ralph left school in the eighth grade to help his family run the farm. He later joined the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served his country during World War II. Later, Ralph was a brick...
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Nancy Chappell Hopkins

June 7, 1950 - September 20, 2018

Nancy C. Hopkins Liberty, SC Nancy Chappell Hopkins, 68, wife of Furman W. Hopkins, Jr., passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at her home. Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late David and Della Holden Chappell. She was a graduate of Liberty High School and was a retired employee of Champion Aero Space in Liberty. Nancy was a member of Prayer Baptist Church. ...
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Maryanna Burton Koziar

October 23, 1955 - September 19, 2018

Maryanna Burton Koziar, 62, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at Anmed Hospital after a long illness surrounded by her family. She was born at the Naval Hospital at Corona, California, the daughter of an Air Force officer. She would later travel the world with her own family in Air Force to Europe and the Far East as well as locations in the US. Maryanna and her family moved to...
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J. Willett Vess, Sr.

June 6, 1929 - September 13, 2018

Rev. John Willett Vess, Sr., 89, of Liberty, SC, passed away peacefully at the McCall Hospice House with his family by his side on September 13, 2018. He was born in Central, SC, in the home where his father served as president of Central Wesleyan College (now Southern Wesleyan University). Rev. Vess was a graduate of Central Wesleyan College and Bob Jones University Seminary. He was a minister...
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William "Kimper" Simpkins

July 28, 1927 - September 11, 2018

William "Kimper" Simpkins Seneca, SC William "Kimper" Simpkins, 91, formerly of Huntington, WVA, passed away, Monday, September 11, 2018 at the Anderson Medical Hospital. Born in Lincoln County, West Virginia, "Kimper" was a son of the late Cecil and Cousie Fannin Simpkins. He was raised by his grandparents, Silas Marion and Sarah Queen Fannin. During WWII, he enlisted in the US Marine...
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June Elizabeth Davis

June 7, 1925 - September 7, 2018

June Elizabeth Davis, 93, widow of Vernon Davis, died peacefully at her home Friday, September 7, 2018. She was born in New York City June 7, 1925 the daughter of William S. and Sarah Agnew Griffiths. After her marriage to Vernon, June became a model and a secretary. After that she enjoyed raising her family. She was an avid tennis player and has the trophies to prove it. She also loved caring...
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Sara Cook Threatt

July 22, 1934 - September 3, 2018

Sara C. Threatt Highlands, NC Sara Cook Threatt, 84, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 in Highlands, NC. A Clemson native and longtime resident of Highlands, NC, Sara was the daughter of John Murphy and Elizabeth Holt Cook. She was a wholesaler with Waterford Crystal in Atlanta and then worked in the development office for 10 years in Highlands to help build the Highlands-Cashier...
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Alma Aldinger Robertson

May 3, 1921 - August 29, 2018

Alma Aldinger Robertson, 97, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 29 at Brookdale Senior Living in Central. She was one of thirteen children born on a farm in Bowdle, South Dakota to Rudolph and Ida Haar Aldinger in 1921. After her mother's death in 1929 she went to live in Tolstoy, SD with foster parents, John and Christina Stotz. At age 15 Alma was saved at the United Methodist...
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William Eugene Dukes

October 8, 1929 - August 28, 2018

Dr. William Eugene Dukes, 88, husband of Sylvia Campbell Dukes passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at his residence. Born in Honea Path, Dr. Bill was a son of the late William Clarence and Sudie Lusk Dukes. He was a 1957 graduate of Clemson University and graduated from MUSC in 1961. After serving his internship at MUSC he moved to Clemson and practiced medicine in the greater Clemson...
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Mary Lou Evans

July 21, 1928 - August 27, 2018

Mary Lou Evans, 90, widow of the late John G. Evans Sr., passed away peacefully on Monday, August 27, 2018. Mrs. Evans was born in Belton, SC on July 21, 1928 to parents Clyde C. Nicely and Mary Greer Nicely. She was a graduate of Pendleton High School, salutatorian, and an honor graduate of Lander College with a degree in Commercial Science. After graduating from Lander, Mrs. Evans married...
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John R. Wisham

July 4, 1967 - August 21, 2018

John Robert Wisham, 51, of Central, SC passed away on August 21, 2018. As was usual, he was surrounded by his family and numerous close friends. John was born a firecracker on July 4, 1967 and lived up to that his entire life. His father, Bill, taught John to love farming, gardening, and anything involving the outdoors. John was most proud that he was able to find and purchase his father...
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Billy Frank Rollins

November 8, 1941 - August 15, 2018

Billy Frank Rollins, 76, husband of Selena Beatrice Willis Rollins, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at his home. Born in Central, SC, he was a son of the late Holland Gambrell and Ruby Lyda Rollins. Billy was a retired employee with Mt. Vernon Mills, LaFrance and was a former employee with Rollins Construction Company. He was a member of Clemson Church of God and was a former...
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Robert D. Towell

June 17, 1932 - August 9, 2018

Dr. Robert D. Towell Greenville, SC Dr. Robert D. Towell, 86, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 9, 2018. He was a resident of the Clemson area most of his life. Bob received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University, his Master's Degree from Furman University and his Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Georgia. He went to practice in the counseling of...
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G. Clint Morgan

September 12, 1932 - August 7, 2018

Gary Clinton "Clint" Morgan, 85, widower of Pauline Hill Morgan, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Cottingham Hospice House. Born in Oconee County, he was a son of the late Martin Luther and Bessie Edgar Morgan. Clint was a barber for over 54 years and was best known as the owner and operator of Clint's Barber Shop in Clemson. He was a member of Reedy Fork Baptist Church and was a US...
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Barry S. Whitten

August 13, 1959 - August 6, 2018

Barry Stanley Whitten Central, SC Barry Stanley Whitten, 58, husband of Rhonda Lydia Moore Whitten, died Monday, August 6, 2018. He was born in Anderson, a son of Janice Evans Whitten and the late AC "Sonny" Whitten, Jr. Barry was a graduate of Daniel High School, and received a Bachelor's degree from Clemson University. He enjoyed spending time with his friends in the woods, playing...
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Paul B. Wood

March 29, 1930 - August 4, 2018

Dr. Paul B. Wood, 88, passed away peacefully at the Cottingham House on August 4, 2018. Born on March 29, 1930, in Macon, GA, Dr. Wood grew up in Gastonia, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. and Mrs. J.A. Wood, and five older siblings. Paul Wood was a graduate of Central Wesleyan Methodist Junior College, Guildford College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
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W. Harvey Hall

October 8, 1933 - August 2, 2018

William Harvey Hall, 84, of 312 Burnt Tanyard Road, husband of Vernell Nichols Hall for 62 years, passed away, Thursday, August 2, 2018. Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late Cemeloy and Julia Kelly Hall. Harvey was a weaver with J.P. Stevens for many years and retired from High Hampton Inn & Country Club in Cashiers. He also mowed lawns for over 30 years and was a member of...
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Wallace "WaWa" Moon

March 18, 1939 - August 2, 2018

James Wallace Moon "WaWa" Central, SC James Wallace Moon "WaWa", 79, and husband of Liz Moon, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, August 2, 2018. He was born in Greenville, a son of Willard and Carrie Hawkins Moon. Wallace was a lifelong Wesleyan, first in Greenville, and most recently at Trinity Wesleyan in Central. He was a Navy veteran and was proud of his service. WaWa was an...
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Mildred Hughes Link

April 1, 1931 - July 30, 2018

Mary Mildred Hughes Link, 87, widow of J. W. Link passed away, Monday, July 30, 2018 surrounded by her family at Clemson Downs. Born in Gray Court, SC, she was a daughter of the late John Gary and Annie Mae Greenway Hughes. She was a graduate of the Anderson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was a career nurse and retired from Redfern Health Center at Clemson University. Mildred...
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J. Curtis Hunter

August 7, 1940 - July 29, 2018

John Curtis Hunter, Jr, age 77, of Liberty, SC went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca. A native of Central, SC, he was preceded in death by his parents, John Curtis and Sarah Frances "Fannie" Satterfield Hunter. Curtis, known as "dozerman", worked in construction all of his working life and was known for his skill working with...
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Dwaine Eubanks

September 22, 1938 - July 23, 2018

Isaac Dwaine Eubanks Seneca, SC Isaac Dwaine Eubanks, 79, passed away unexpectedly July 23, 2018 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Born in San Angelo, TX, Dr. Eubanks earned both a B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a research chemist for du Pont and subsequently a faculty member at Oklahoma State University where he reached the rank of full professor. He was...
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Marguerite Tompkins

September 28, 1924 - July 18, 2018

Marguerite E. Tompkins Clemson, SC Marguerite E. Tompkins, 93, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Clemson Downs in Clemson, SC. She was born September 28, 1924 in New York, NY a daughter of the late Carl and Martha Dohlus Heine. She was employed by various agencies in the the New York metropolitan area. On December 2, 1945, she married Bertram C. Tompkins of Ashland, NY, after...
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Eloise Rampey

March 29, 1935 - July 17, 2018

Delzie Eloise Rampey, 83, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Eloise was born on March 29, 1935, a daughter of the late Elbert Troy and Ellen Whittle Head in Central, SC, where she spent all the years of her life. Eloise was the wife of the late Ralph Rampey and is survived by her siblings, Gene "Burley" Head (Donna) of Willis, TX, Bobbie Head of Seneca and Thelma Jones of...
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Julia Anne Lanham Slappey

February 19, 1921 - July 16, 2018

Julia Anne Lanham Slappey was born in Rome, Georgia on February 19, 1921, the only child of Henderson Lovelace Lanham and Anne Phinizy Lanham. Her father was a United States Congressman serving from January 1947-his death in 1957. Her father and mother loved the Lord, and Julia Anne gave her heart to the Lord as a young girl. She has followed Him faithfully all her life. She has said repeatedly...
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Dorothy Baldwin Edwards

October 20, 1925 - July 16, 2018

Dorothy Elizabeth Baldwin Edwards, 92, entered into eternal life on Monday, July 16, 2018.   She was born in Fletcher, North Carolina on October 20, 1925, the daughter of John Roy Baldwin, Sr. and Muriel Joy Carter Baldwin. She grew up on a large family farm - from which her entrepreneurial father trucked his crops seasonally to the great cities of the American heartland.  The family was...
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John R. Long

February 22, 1948 - July 15, 2018

Johnnie Randall Long, 70, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Oconee Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Parsons, TN, he was a son of the late Gordon and Emma Lou Colwick Long. John was a graduate of University of Tennessee and was a professional land surveyor, registered in NC, SC, TN and GA. He has been a licensed Real Estate Broker and Registered Forester. He was in...
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Patricia Attaway Robinson

February 10, 1943 - July 9, 2018

Patricia A. Robinson Greenville, SC Patricia Attaway (Pat) Robinson, 75, beloved wife of Alfred B. (Al) Robinson, Jr., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Monday, July 9, 2018 at her home. Born in Anderson, SC, she was the daughter of the late Eugenia Brock and Roy Dewitt Attaway. She graduated from Anderson Junior College. Pat was a retired bookkeeper and secretary having...
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Ronnie Rex "Ron" Black

January 28, 1946 - July 7, 2018

Ron Black, 72, of 480 Pin du Lac Drive in Central, SC, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Ron is survived by his wife Laura Neath Black; daughter Leanne Broome (Devon); stepson John Vinson; grandsons, Ransom and Oron; sister Elaine Memmott (Richard); and first wife and special friend Sandy Alexander (Jimmie), who both provided non-stop support,...
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James Hellams, Sr.

June 15, 1931 - June 29, 2018

Dr. James William Hellams, Sr., husband of Nancy Tate Hellams of Pendleton, SC passed away on June 29, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. "Doc", as he was lovingly called, was born on June 15, 1931 in the Dials Community of Gray Court, SC to Ralph Augustus and Nancy Campbell Hellams. "Doc" attended Wofford College and graduated from Howard College(now Samford University) and was...
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Evelyn Rhodes Thompson

November 22, 1923 - June 26, 2018

Evelyn Rhodes Thompson, 94, widow of John Lester Thompson passed away, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Residences at Park Place in Seneca. Evelyn was born in Augusta, Ga, a daughter of the late Henry Dowling and Evelyn Elizabeth Williams Rhodes.  She graduated from Tubman High School in Augusta in 1940 and attended Winthrop College. During WWII she supported the  US Army at the Augusta Arsenal...
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Chester R. Smith

January 2, 1920 - June 25, 2018

Colonel Chester R. Smith, US Army Ret, and Clemson University Professor, 98, widower of Doshie "Doe" Mae Evans Smith, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 at his home. He was born in Boaz, Alabama, the son of the late John R. and Alma Cook Smith. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia. Colonel Smith entered the Army in 1941...
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Mary "Kitsy" Neubeck

August 17, 1948 - June 24, 2018

Mary Eileen "Kitsy" (Smith) Neubeck, 69, wife of Stephen John Neubeck passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at her home. She was born in Schenectady, NY, a daughter of the late Omer Eugene Smith and Mary Eileen Sauter Smith. She was a graduate of Newton College of the Sacred Heart. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Clemson. In addition to her husband, Stephen, she is...
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C. Milton Oates

June 30, 1941 - June 19, 2018

Cecil Milton "Milt" Oates, 76, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his home. Born in Central, Milt was a son of the late Leonard "Shorty" and Jimmie Lou Bell Oates. He was a retired employee with Greenwood Mills in Liberty and was a member of Cannon Memorial Baptist Church. Milt enjoyed fishing, loved horses and birds, playing the lottery, cutting grass, reading the newspaper, Clemson...
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Harold Dyar

November 27, 1938 - June 14, 2018

Harold Thomas "Rabbit" Dyar, 79, husband of Patricia Gillespie Dyar, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Baptist Hospital Easley. Mr. Dyar was born in Anderson County and was a son of the late, James Ernest and Floy Collins Dyar. He was retired from GM Mechanical as a plumber and was a member of Refuge Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Anita...
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Yvonne Muse Waldon

April 26, 1960 - June 11, 2018

Yvonne "Von" Carol Muse Waldon, 58, passed away, Monday, June 11, 2018 at the McCall Hospice House. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, she was the daughter of the late Harold Don and Lena Mae Mooney Muse. Von was a woman of faith and strong love for her family and friends. She was a member of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church. Von was a dedicated employee of Duke Energy and was an avid runner, lover of...
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David D. Moyle, PhD.

December 10, 1942 - June 11, 2018

Dr. David D. Moyle, 75, husband of Margaret "Meg" Hall Moyle, passed away, Monday, June 11, 2018 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was a son of the late Harry and Mildred Jacobs Moyle. He was a graduate of Wilkes College and earned his PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Dr. Moyle came to Clemson University in 1971 and began teaching in the...
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Barbara W. Fox

July 17, 1927 - June 6, 2018

Barbara Wright Fox, 90, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alice Hager Wright. Barbara was a graduate of Michigan State University and earned a Master's Degree in Education at Clemson University. She taught at four public schools in Pickens County and was a Reading Consultant in Anderson County. After retiring as a...
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Sybil C. Miller

October 16, 1945 - June 5, 2018

Sybil C. Miller, 72, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Pendleton Manor in Greenville. Born in Anderson, SC, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Wilks "Bruno" and Gladys Duncan Miller. Sybil was a graduate of Daniel High School and retired as an administrative assistant at the Brooks Center at Clemson University. She was the former owner and operator of the UPS Store in Clemson. She was...
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Gloria Jones

November 2, 1922 - May 29, 2018

Gloria Jones Clemson Gloria Ann O'Bannon Jones, 95, wife of the late, Raymond Luther Jones, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Cottingham Hospice in Seneca. Mrs. Jones was born in Zanesville, OH and was a daughter of the late, Carl Henderson and Gertrude White O'Bannon. She loved to dance, read, and do crossword puzzles. She was retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass and a member of...
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Joyce Lownes Hoyt Robinson

August 4, 1920 - May 28, 2018

Joyce Lownes Hoyt Robinson Clemson, SC Joyce Lownes Hoyt Robinson, 97, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 Mrs. Robinson was born August 4, 1920, in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, to the late Walter and Florence Lownes. She graduated from Ursinus College, PA, in 1942 and joined the Women's Army Corp (WAC) as an officer in military intelligence. She worked in coding and decoding messages to Latin...
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Phyllis M. Seeley

March 1, 1949 - May 28, 2018

Phyllis Marie Seeley Pendleton Phyllis M. Seeley, 69, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. She is survived by her son, Robbie (Lynn) of Pendleton; a daughter, Donna Bryant (Cindy) of Texas; a brother, Jack Smith of Gaston, TX; grandchildren, Erica C. Shirley (James), Haley, Katie, and Britt Callahan, and Jacob Dykeman; and a great grandson, Noah Shirley. In addition to her parents, she was...
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Elizabeth Canterbury Karns

July 24, 1932 - May 28, 2018

Elizabeth Canterbury Karns Seneca Elizabeth Canterbury Karns, 85, wife of Donald M. Karns, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. Mrs. Karns was born July 24, 1932, in Evansville, Indiana, a daughter of the late Richard and Mary Canterbury. She graduated from Reitz High School in 1950, and she worked four years at Bucyrus-Erie. Elizabeth married Donald Karns June 2, 1953, and together they...
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Brian Kernaghan

September 17, 1944 - May 27, 2018

Brian Kernaghan, most recently of Clemson, previously of Mt. Pleasant and Pawleys island, SC passed away suddenly at home on May 27. He was 73 years old. Brian was born in Bronxville, NY on September 17, 1944 to Mary and Charles Kernaghan. Brian grew up in Upstate, NY and Pittsburgh, PA enjoying summers on Lake George, NY with his friends and family. He attended both St. Edmonds Academy and ...
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Ethel M. Allen

April 6, 1920 - May 22, 2018

Ethel Lee Martin Allen, 98, widow of John Leon Allen, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Clemson Downs. Born in Pacolet, SC, she was a daughter of the late George Fred and Laura Whitlock Martin. She attended Winthrop College. Mrs. Allen was a retired Elementary School teacher and Librarian. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. She had been a member of the Mi Casa Garden...
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Roger Dale Burkett

November 17, 1960 - May 22, 2018

Roger Dale Burkett, 57, husband of Anna Rivenbark Burkett, passed away, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the home of his brother. Born in Central, he was a son of the late Clifton E. and Lola Thompson. He was an employee with Cannon Roofing of Spartanburg. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughter, Devin Burkett Mixon of Jacksonville, Fl; son, William Allen Burkett of Gainesville, GA; niece...
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Beverly Joy Boggs

November 20, 1934 - May 21, 2018

Beverly J. Boggs Central Beverly J. Boggs, 83, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Boggs was born in New Orleans, LA and was a daughter of the late William J. and Mildred Menge Mahler. Beverly enjoyed playing her harmonica, she loved gardening, and will be especially remembered for backyard Bible clubs, VBS, and her love of singing. Beverly was a member of Golden Creek...
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Elizabeth Walker Palmer

June 16, 1919 - May 20, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Walker Palmer, 98, widow of Pete Palmer passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Lila Doyle Nursing Center. Born in Demorest, GA, she was a daughter of the late J.D. and Pearl Berry Walker. She was a retired employee with Defore Mill and was a member of East Clemson Baptist Church. Surviving are sons, Jim Palmer (Linda) of Fort Myers, FL, Jackie T. Palmer of Charlotte, NC;...
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Muriel Boyd Bishop

October 7, 1928 - May 20, 2018

Muriel Boyd Bishop Central Muriel Boyd Bishop, 89, and wife of Carl Barnes Bishop, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mrs. Bishop was born in Billingsley, AL, a daughter of the late Joseph and Lelia Mae Taylor Boyd. She was a chemistry professor at Clemson University for many years. She also was a past president of the Clemson Lion's Club. She was active in her church, serving on various...
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Lilia Mogollon Gardner

June 30, 1926 - May 19, 2018

Mrs. Lilia "Lee" M. Gardner, a proud immigrant and a woman of faith who saw the hand of God at every turn in her life, died May 19, 2018, at her home in Clemson, S.C. She was 91. Mrs. Gardner was born on June 30, 1926, in Bogotá, Colombia, to Francisco and Isabel Mogollón, the second of four daughters. By age 4 she was reading the newspaper. When her mother was widowed, young Lilia's...
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Harvey Traynum

February 26, 1971 - May 17, 2018

William Harvey Traynum Liberty William Harvey Traynum Passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Mr. Traynum was born in Anderson County and was the son of Connie Chastain Traynum and Tony M. Traynum. He was a minister and a member of The Mount Church. Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife, Sarah Mayes Traynum; a son, Tanner Traynum; three sisters, Michelle Traynum, Kellie...
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Frank C. Little

January 18, 1932 - May 14, 2018

Frank Cale Little, 86, husband for 30 years to Leanna Vidoni Little, passed away, Monday, May 14, 2018 at Clemson Downs. Born in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late Franklin and Margaret Murphy Little. Frank was a graduate in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. In college he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was a retired structural engineer with Chicago Bridge and Iron where he...
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Mary Frances Elrod

January 1, 1934 - May 13, 2018

Mary "Frances" Wheeler Elrod, 84, widow of Allan Lawton Elrod went home to her Lord, Sunday, May 13, 2018. Born in Stephens County, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Millard G. and Annie Scott Wheeler. Frances was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother and G.G. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Surviving are daughters, Sharon McAnulty (Frank), Debbie Stone (Johnny) and...
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Evelyn Sheriff Arnold

October 4, 1920 - May 10, 2018

Evelyn Margaret Arnold Pickens County Evelyn Margaret Arnold, 97, of Central, SC died May 10, 2018 at the Lila Doyle Nursing Home in Seneca. Born in Central, SC, she was the daughter of the late Alpha Martin Sheriff and Lena Virginia (Pace) Sheriff. She was predeceased by husbands, Fred McSwain Cox, and Edwin Marvin Arnold; brother, Floyd Sheriff, and sister, Mildred Hinton. Mrs....
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Michael A. Taras

September 6, 1921 - May 9, 2018

Michael A. Taras Clemson, SC Michael A. Taras, 96, died peacefully Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Dr. Taras was the son of Andrew Taras and Catherine Bodnar of Olyphant, Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University, receiving a B.S. degree in Forestry. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a 1st Lt. twin engine pilot. He received a master of Forestry degree in Wood Utilization from Penn...
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Grace Shirley

March 31, 1932 - May 2, 2018

Grace Manley Shirley, 86, widow of Martin Clarence Shirley, passed away, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at her home. Born in Pickens County, she was the daughter of the late William Bill and Florine Berry Manley. Grace was a homemaker and attended Central Church of God Prophecy. She loved people and gave care to many. Surviving are sons, Jackie Dale Shirley (Sandra Adcox) of Central and Thomas ...
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Marthanna Banks Phillips

September 19, 1935 - April 30, 2018

Marthanna Rast Banks Phillips, loving wife of James Albert Phillips of Clemson, went home to be with her Saviour on Monday, April 30, 2018. She was born September 19, 1935, in Columbia, SC the daughter of Jacob Philip and Nancy Owen Daniel Rast, and was a 1953 graduate of Dreher High School. She was first married to David Houser Banks, Jr. of St. Matthews, who pre-deceased her in 1987. She...
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James E. Matthews

August 26, 1927 - April 30, 2018

Dr. James Edward Matthews, 90, widower of Dorothy Love Matthews, died Monday, April 30, 2018 at Clemson Downs. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, he was a son of the late Ray D.B. and Julia Bunch Matthews. Dr. Matthews was a 1949 graduate of University of Florida where he also earned a Masters and Ed. D degree. He began his career in education in the St. Petersburg, Florida area and was the...
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Ronald Chastain

October 13, 1947 - April 27, 2018

Ronald Chastain Central, SC Ronald Lee "Ron" Chastain, 70, husband of Margaret Nunns Chastain, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Mr. Chastain was born in Pickens County and was a son of the late, Barney Lee and Rosa Lee Peak Chastain. He was owner of a textile machinery repair company and was a member of Bishop Branch Baptist Church. Surviving...
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Callie Dyar

August 30, 1998 - April 23, 2018

Callie M. Dyar Pendleton, SC Callie Megan Dyar, 19, daughter of Margaret "Meg" Roberts Dyar and the late Timothy Carlton Dyar, died Monday, April 23, 2018 at AnMed Health Center. She was born in Anderson and raised in Pendleton. She graduated early from Pendleton High School in 2015. While a student there, she was on the cheerleading squad, golf team, HOSA organization and a member of...
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John Heyer

November 4, 1928 - April 21, 2018

The Rev. John Lewis Heyer of Seneca, SC, died Saturday, April 21, 2018, passed in peace with his loving wife by his side. He had retired as Pastor of St. James Lutheran Church in Norcross, GA. Rev. Heyer was born in Butler, PA., November 4, 1928, son of John Walter Heyer and Mary Virginia Hayes Heyer. He was baptized and confirmed at First English Lutheran Church, Butler, PA. He graduated...
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Margaret McAdams-Duncan

February 24, 1951 - April 18, 2018

Margaret McAdams-Duncan, 67, wife of R. Donald "Buster" Duncan, died Wednesday, April 18, 2918 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late William Newton and Lucille Foster McAdams. Margaret was a 1973 graduate of Clemson University and earned her Masters Degree from Clemson. Her career was spent in various educational counseling services related to...
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Betty Joann Dacus

May 30, 1948 - April 13, 2018

Mrs. Betty Joann McGee Dacus, 69, wife of Grady Gene Dacus, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pendleton, SC, a daughter of the late Odis O'Dell and Mary Runie Gilstrap McGee, Betty was a devoted wife, loving Mother, homemaker, and member of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church in Pendleton. She was known for her ease in frequent...
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Elva Mae Hoover

September 6, 1925 - April 13, 2018

Elva Mae Cook Hoover, 92, wife of Fred W. Hoover, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at Brookdale in Central. Born in Opdyke, Illinois, Mrs. Hoover was the daughter of the late Curtis and Inez Mobley Cook. She was a homemaker and a member of Clemson United Methodist Church. Prior to her marriage she worked with the US Navy Department in Washington, DC. She was a loyal Clemson wife and...
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Jean Moore Watson

October 1, 1952 - April 12, 2018

Helena Jean Moore Watson, 65, wife for 48 years of Michael E. Watson, Sr., died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her home. Born in Central, SC, Jean was a daughter of the late Lucille Bell and Arthur Lee Moore. She worked at Ingles Market in Liberty and Clemson for over 20 years where she was known as a hard working and dedicated employee. Her family and friends knew her as a loving wife, mother,...
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Turney Henderson McDowell

July 18, 1949 - April 9, 2018

Turney Henderson McDowell, of Bradenton, FL, died April 9, 2018 after a long battle with COPD. Born in Fort Benning, GA, July 18, 1949, he was the son of thelate Samuel Tilden and Katharine Lake McDowell. Turney is survived by his sister May Crosland Cox (Frank) of Clemson, SC; daughter, Catherine McDowell Winebarger (Neal) of Boone, NC. He was preceded in death by his older brother Samuel...
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Leonard Perry Catron

February 4, 1923 - April 8, 2018

Reverend Leonard Perry Catron, 95, widower of Rena Flasch Catron, died Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Brookdale Easley. Born in Albany, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Perry and Clara Guffey Catron. Rev. Catron started his ministry in Florida before moving to the SC District of the Wesleyan Church. His ministry spanned over 50 years and included Walhalla, Golden Grove, Williamston, Woodside...
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Laura Bracken Clements

March 2, 1924 - April 4, 2018

Laura Bracken Kilby Clements, 94, passed away at her home on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. She was born in Liberty, SC and was the ninth of ten children of the late A.T. and Frederica McCall Bracken. She grew up in Liberty and graduated from Liberty High School in 1942 and lived in Pickens and Oconee Counties her entire life. Mrs. Clements was married to the late James Carl Kilby for 29 years...
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Mary Anne McAlister

November 8, 1952 - April 4, 2018

Mary Anne Griffith Woods McAlister 65, widow of James Larry McAlister died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at her residence. Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Dudley and Mary Evatt Griffith. Mary has worked as a housekeeper for many of the local hotels and she was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church. Mary was an avid Clemson Tiger fan and loved NASCAR. Surviving are sons, Freddie...
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W. E. Pinion

March 25, 1926 - April 3, 2018

W. E. Pinion, 92, husband of Elaine Kelley Kennemore Dobson Pinion, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Park Place in Seneca. Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late J.B. and Lou Veda Collins Pinion. W. E. was a former employee with Saco Lowell in Easley and was the operator of Clemson Variety and Frame for many years. He was a member of Gideons International and was a US Army veteran of...
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Alan DuBose Usry

March 31, 2018

Alan D. Usry Niota, TN Alan DuBose Usry 53, of Niota, TN, died March 31, 2018. Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of George and Lynn DuBose Usry of Clemson, SC. In addition to his parents, Alan is survived by his daughter, Zarin Usry of Mendocino, CA; and two grandchildren, Haven and Max Gray; grandmother, Louise Miller DuBose of Seneca, SC; brothers, Greg Usry (Mary Beth) and their...
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Robert C. "Bob" Childs

July 10, 1923 - March 30, 2018

Robert C. Childs Seneca, SC Robert C. "Bob" Childs, 94, widower of Bernadine Jane Dewey Childs, died Friday, March 30, 2018 at his home. Born in Conneaut, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clifford A. and Elizabeth Halliday Childs. Bob was a retired Self-employed Electrical Products Manufacturer's Representative. He was of the Wesleyan faith and was a US Army Veteran of WWII. Surviving...
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Evelyn Lancaster Vickey

June 4, 1918 - March 27, 2018

Evelyn Lancaster Vickery, 99, formerly of Riggs Drive, Clemson, died at her residence at the Cascades in Greenville on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. A daughter of the late Ottis Glenn and Hattie Thornton Lancaster, she was born in Hall County, GA. Evelyn was predeceased in 2006 by her husband of 64 years, Kenneth N. Vickery, a native of Hartwell, GA. Mrs. Vickery graduated from the University...
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Roger E. "Midget" Wooten

June 5, 1927 - March 27, 2018

Preacher Roger E. "Midget" Wooten, 90, husband for 65 years to Margaret Harris Wooten, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home. Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Robert Prue and Hattie Mayfield Wooten. "Midget" was an Army Veteran of the Korean War where he served as a cook. He was an ordained minister and retired after 25 years with Piedmont Plush of Greenville. He was a...
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Izer "Ike" Benson

May 31, 1935 - March 20, 2018

Izer (Ike) Benson, 82, born, May 31, 1935 to the late Isiah and Lizzie Benson. He completed his life March 20, 2018. Ike lived in Central all of his life and was a very outgoing man. He was well known throughout the community of both Central and Clemson and other surrounding towns. Ike enjoyed working for many different families for many years in the community. He was very active in many...
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Sonya Gay von Tungeln Senn

January 25, 1963 - March 20, 2018

Sonya Gay von Tungeln Senn, 55, widow of Tommy Senn, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Central. Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of Clemson University Professor Emeritus, George von Tungeln of El Paso, Texas and the late Marilyn Ruth Burris von Tungeln. Sonya was a 1985 graduate of Clemson University and was the former owner of Senn's on Sloan Florist Shop in Clemson. She was saved...
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Carolyn Lynn Pilgrim Durham

June 6, 1955 - March 19, 2018

Carolyn Lynn Pilgrim Durham, 62, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Easley Baptist Hospital. Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Cornelia Evatt Pilgrim. Carolyn was the wife of a very loving and caring husband Wesley Durham. Survivors include a loving daughter, Becky Stewart (Mark Martin) of Central; two granddaughters, Beverly Stewart Taylor (Jason) and...
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Whilmenia Pete Lorick

May 30, 1923 - March 13, 2018

Whilmenia "Pete" Lorick, 94, of Pendleton, SC passed away March 13, 2018 at NHC Anderson, SC. Born May 30, 1923, she was the daughter of late Furman and Nettie Alewine Leaphart. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 1 sister. She was the last survivor of her immediate family. She was a member of Pendleton First Baptist Church and a hairdresser to many in the greater Pendleton area...
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Miles Smoky Chrisley

September 24, 1932 - March 12, 2018

Miles Bryson "Smoky" Chrisley, 85, died on March 12, 2018. Smoky was born in Calhoun Falls, SC son of the late Leonard and Allie Mae Childers Chrisley. He was a Master Sergeant in the US Air Force with over 20 years of service to his country. He coached youth programs in football, baseball, and basketball for more than 40 years in Clemson and Seneca, SC; Blytheville, AR; Bossier City, LA;...
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Beverly Champion

January 1, 1925 - March 9, 2018

Beverly J. Champion Salem, SC Beverly Champion, 92 1/2, wife of the late, William A. Champion, passed away at her home on Friday, March 9, 2018. Mrs. Champion was born in Greensboro, NC, and was a daughter of Alphonso and Ella Gilchrist Williams Cox. She was a homemaker and member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Clemson. Surviving are son, William Champion, Jr., and his wife, Dulce...
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Jeanne Briggs

January 1, 1955 - March 8, 2018

Dr. Jeanne A. Briggs Clemson, SC Dr. Jeanne A. Briggs ('nee Andrishok) was born on January 1, 1955, in Columbia, South Carolina, to parents Virginia Davis and Emerson Andrishok. Jeanne lived in many places throughout her life, but perhaps her two favorite were San Jose, California and Clemson, South Carolina. Jeanne graduated from Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, California, in...
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