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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

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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Joseph Albert Hart

January 25, 1934 - March 5, 2018

Joseph Albert Hart, 84, widower of his beloved wife, Mary Evelyn Wiley Hart, died peacefully in his sleep Monday, March 5, 2018 at Clemson Downs in Clemson, SC. Joseph was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Albert R. and Elizabeth Schnellbogel Hart. He was a retired Airline Pilot with United Air Lines. While serving in the US Air Force, Joseph met and married his wife while going through pilot...
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John Daniel Willis

May 20, 1983 - February 28, 2018

John Daniel Willis, age 34, sailed out of the storm of pain and chaos into the love, grace and mercy of the Divine on Tuesday February 27, 2018. One of the last entries in his journal read, "I'm grateful to have a relationship with God." He was born in Galveston, Texas on May 20, 1983. At age 2 ½ he moved with his parents to Clemson, SC in December of 1985. He loved playing baseball and excelled...
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Jean Lawrence

February 25, 1924 - February 28, 2018

Jean Lawrence Seneca, SC Jean Hibbard Lawrence, 94, and widow of William Lawrence and Charles Mettam, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018. She was born in Port Chester, NY the daughter of John Van Ord Hibbard and Wyncia Cato Hibbard. Jean was an avid needle-pointer. Over the course of several years she needle-pointed all the kneelers at St. George's Episcopal Church in Durham, NH....
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Raymond George Grossman

March 13, 1960 - February 27, 2018

Raymond George Grossmann, 57, husband of Renne Ann Smith, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in Murphy, NC. He was a loving dad, husband, brother, uncle and grandfather. Mr. Grossmann was born in Hancock, NY and was a son of the late, Leonard Warren and Lucille Weisinger Grossmann. He was a miner with Bradshaw Tunneling Corporation. He loved to fish and play golf. He was one tough...
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Thomas McLeod Goforth

January 18, 1947 - February 26, 2018

Thomas McLeod Goforth, 71, widower of Caroline Ratterree Goforth, died Monday, February 26, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital Downtown Greenville, SC. Tom was born in Rock Hill, SC and was a son of Sarah McLeod Goforth of Rock Hill and the late Harry Butler Goforth. He graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelors of Science in Geology and later earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from...
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Hallie Etheridge Wannamaker

May 29, 1924 - February 22, 2018

Hallie E. Wannamaker Clemson, SC Hallie Etheridge Wannamaker, 93, formerly of St. Paul, Minnesota, widow of Lewis William Wannamaker, died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Clemson Downs. Hallie was born in Whitakers, NC, the eldest of five daughters of the late Claude and Grizzelle Baldwin Etheridge.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Women's College in Greensboro, NC...
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Kennetha Lynn Owen

February 21, 2018

Kennetha Lynn Owen, 61, formerly of Pendleton, SC, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018. She was born in Anderson County, SC, a daughter of Nettie Poore Owen and the late Theron Owen. She was a kitchen manager in Seattle and was an Army Veteran. Surviving in addition to her mother is a sister, Phyllis White (Bill) of Chester, SC; and niece, Mary Ann Todd (Jesse) of Chester, SC. Memorial...
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Michaelena Ferrelli Hughes

November 30, 1921 - February 20, 2018

Michaelena Marie Ferrelli Hughes, 96, widow of Robert Herman Hughes, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Clemson Downs. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late Sebastiano and Maria Antonia D'Angelo Ferrelli. She was a former resident of Sunnyvale, CA where she was a past president of the Sunnyvale Senior Center. Surviving are sons, Robert M. Hughes of Mountain View, CA and...
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Gordon W. Patterson

December 13, 1938 - February 15, 2018

Gordon Whitfield Patterson, 79, husband of Margaret Ann Lee Patterson, died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Clemson Downs. Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, he was a son of the late Edward F. and Addie Lazenby Patterson. Gordon grew up in Des Arc, Arkansas. He was a graduate of University of Arkansas and earned his Masters in Architecture from Clemson University. He taught Architecture for over 31...
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Cathy Elaine Burkett

December 25, 1965 - February 15, 2018

Cathy Elaine Burkett, 52, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Cathy was born in Oconee County and was a daughter of the late, Clifton Eugene Burkett and Lola Francis Shedd Burkett Thompson. She was employed with Ingles Supermarkets and was a member of East Clemson Christian Fellowship. Surviving are one son, Zachary Cannon of Salem; one step sons,...
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Steve Stocks

January 17, 1969 - February 14, 2018

Steve Stocks Central Steven Allen Stocks,49, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at AnMed Hospital. Steve was born in Charleston, SC and was a son of Johnnie Cecil Stocks of Wilmington, NC and Theresa Sharp Brown of Central. He was employed with East Coast Seafood and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving in addition to his parents, are two son's, Steven Allen Stocks, Jr. and...
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Benjamin Landis Smith II

July 9, 1989 - February 13, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family announces that Benjamin Landis Smith II, 28, son of Benjamin L. and Lynne Planchard Smith of Central, died Wednesday, February 13, 2018. Ben was born in Greenville, SC, graduated from DW Daniel High School, and lived in Central most of his life. He was a jack-of-all trades who worked many jobs including landscaping, construction, and food service, and...
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Myrtis Gillespie Posey

November 16, 1938 - February 13, 2018

Myrtis Virginia Gillespie Posey, 79, widow of Clyde Wesley Posey died Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Aaron Thomas and Bessie Marie Whitlock Gillespie. Myrtis was a former employee of Pratt Read and Company of Central and Clemson University. She was a member of Bishop Branch Baptist Church. Myrtis loved...
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Helene K. Benson

August 5, 1927 - February 12, 2018

Helene Antonia "Toni" Kraus Benson died on February 12, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. She was born on August 5, 1927 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, to Edward Louis Kraus and Anna Corey Kraus. She is survived by her sons Richard (Leslie) and Eric (Lisa); grandchildren Ted (Grace), Alex, Stephanie, James, Kenneth and Corey (Michelle) Benson, and Emily (Will) Martin; 3 great-grandchildren Everest...
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Robert S. Lambert

February 7, 1920 - February 10, 2018

Dr. Robert Stansbury Lambert, age 98, of Clemson, SC, died February 10, 2018. Dr. Lambert was born in New York, NY, the son of Robert Brightwell Lambert and Dorothy Lambert. He grew up in Rutherford, NJ, and graduated from Carson Long Military Academy, New Bloomfield, PA. He earned his B. A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1942. In World War II he served as first lieutenant,...
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Maxcy Brooks Patterson

January 3, 1926 - February 10, 2018

Maxcy Brooks Patterson, 92, widower of Kathleen Howell Patterson, died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC. Born in Lanford Station in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Charlton Boyd and Marguerite Fogle Patterson. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Infantry. He graduated from Clemson College in 1949. Prior to his retirement in 1987,...
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Carol Ann Riggins

February 1, 1972 - February 7, 2018

Carol Ann Huneycutt Riggins, 46, wife of Marcus Riggins, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at AnMed Health. Born in Australia, she was a daughter of Ben and Virginia Ralston Huneycutt of Seneca, SC. Carol Ann was a 1994 graduate of Clemson University and earned her Masters Degree at Clemson also. She started her teaching career at Central Elementary and then chose to take a break from...
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William T. Clayton

June 8, 1925 - February 5, 2018

William Thomas Clayton, 92, passed on to his heavenly home on Monday, February 5th, 2018. Bill was born in Central, SC in 1925 to Paul and Rachel Clayton. From an early age, he was interested in agriculture, regularly walking 5 miles to the family farm so that he could be involved in its daily activities. At 17 he enrolled in Clemson College, a military school at the time, to pursue a degree...
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Edwin Newton

September 22, 1925 - February 5, 2018

Edwin Newton Clemson Edwin Earl Newton, 92, husband of the late, Dorothy Moore Newton, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Mr. Newton was born in Pickens County and was a son of the late, Augustus Franklin and Julia Cornelia Greene Newton. He was self employed as a brick mason, was a veteran of the U. S. Army Air Corp and a member of Pickens View Wesleyan...
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Bonnie Chapman Bowen

August 17, 1932 - February 2, 2018

Bonnie Chapman Bowen, 85, widow of Robert Luther Bowen, died Friday, February 2, 2018 at Fleetwood Rehab in Easley. Born in Central, she was a daughter of the late Elijah and Estella Rice Chapman. Bonnie was a graduate of Central High School and was a charter member of East Clemson Baptist Church. Bonnie was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Surviving are sons, Bob Bowen...
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Harry Barnes

January 26, 1944 - February 2, 2018

Harry Barnes Central Harry Lyvon Barnes, 74, husband of the late, Janice Mae Posey Barnes, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Mr. Barnes was born in Pickens County and was a son of the late, Radford C. and Iola Heaton Barnes. He worked in the textile industry for many years and retired from Masterweave. He was a U. S. Navy veteran and was a member of...
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Betty Long

December 16, 1925 - February 1, 2018

Betty Dickson Long of 108 Mitchell Ave, Clemson, South Carolina passed away peacefully Thursday. Aged 92, the wife of the late Jim T. Long, will be remembered as a special soul who deeply cared for those around her. Born in Piedmont on December 16th, 1925. Betty spent her formative years in Piedmont, Montreal and Greensboro, N.C. Returning to graduate from Piedmont High School where she met...
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Sallie Louella Evatt

December 3, 1916 - February 1, 2018

Sallie Louella Evatt died on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Lila Doyle Nursing Center in Seneca, SC. She was born in Central, SC to the late Talmage and Sophia Koon Evatt and remained a life long resident of Central. She was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church where she served as church treasurer for 34 years and a children's Sunday School teacher. She graduated from Southern Wesleyan...
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Dorothy "Dot" Dillard

March 12, 1934 - January 31, 2018

Dorothy "Dot" Beatrice Dillard, 83, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at her home. Born in Pickens County, Dot was the daughter of the late Samuel Cox and Beatrice King Dillard. She was a graduate of Central High School and was a retired accountant in the Payroll Department at Clemson University. Dot was a member of First Baptist Church of Central. Surviving are her brother, Samuel A. ...
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Frances Snipes

November 30, 1928 - January 30, 2018

Frances Stephenson Snipes, 89, widow of David "Doc" Snipes died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Clemson Downs. Born in Angier, NC, she was the daughter of the late Irving Joseph and Elbertine Patty Stephenson. Frances was a 1950 graduate of UNC Greensboro (formerly Women's College) and earned her Masters Degree from Furman University. She taught math at R. C. Edwards Junior High School and...
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Edith Mae White

May 6, 1924 - January 29, 2018

Edith Mae Gillespie White, 93, widow of Glenn Evans White, Sr., died Monday, January 29, 2018 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Jane Whitlock Gillespie. Edith was an employee of Martin Sausage Company for over 20 years and a member of Refuge Baptist Church. Surviving are sons, Glenn E. White, Jr and Gloria. of...
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Dorothy Ballenger Hurley

June 29, 1920 - January 29, 2018

Dorothy Ballenger Hurley, 97, widow of Hugh G. Hurley, died Monday, January 29, 2018 at the Richard Campbell Veteran's Nursing Home in Anderson, SC. Born in Saluda, NC, she was a daughter of the late Alberry and Pearl Pace Ballenger. Dorothy was a nurse with the USNavy during WWII. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Clemson. Surviving are daughters, Margaret Hurley of Clemson,...
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Rafael Lewis

April 14, 1971 - January 26, 2018

Rafael Lewis Pendleton Rafael G. Lewis, 46, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Rainey Hospice in Anderson. Mr. Lewis was born in Babylon, NY and was a son of James C. Lewis of Pendleton and the late, Mildred Irene Hill Lewis. Surviving in addition to his father, are three sons, Raheen, Tyron and Tirec Lewis; one brother, James Kelvin Lewis and a step-brother, Donn Thomas; six...
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Leone Branham

September 27, 1911 - January 25, 2018

Leone K. Branham Seneca, SC Leone Krieger Branham has passed away at the age of 106. Beloved by all of her family, she will be missed. Raised in Minnesota, at the age of 18, she went to work for the government in Washington, DC. Later she married Emil Krieger, Captain in the Marine Corps. He died in combat and later she married the lawyer, Ernest Branham. She became his secretary...
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Pauline Hunnicutt

January 22, 1929 - January 25, 2018

Pauline Harden Hunnicutt, 89, widow of Amos Neal Hunnicutt, died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Ellenburg Nursing Center in Anderson. Born in Oconee County, she was a daughter of the late Robert S. and Maude Hanvey Harden. Pauline was a retired secretary with LaFrance Industries and a member of LaFrance Baptist Church. Surviving are brothers, Larry (Wanda) Harden of West Union and...
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William "Bill" Lehmann

April 7, 1945 - January 21, 2018

William "Bill" Alfred Lehmann, Sr., 72, husband of Mary Jean Henderson Lehmann, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at his home. Born in Chicago, IL, he was a son of the late Alfred H. and Melba Eileen Finley Lehmann. Bill was a homebuilder. Surviving in addition to his wife, is a son, Billy (Carmen) Lehmann of Seneca; daughter, Julie Lehmann of Seneca; grandchildren, Ashley Oliver, Jacob...
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Imogene Moore

January 22, 1934 - January 21, 2018

Imogene Moore Central Imogene Issaquenna Nations Moore, 83, wife of the late Charles H. Moore, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Moore was born in Central, and was the daughter of the late, James Edward and Mary Margaret Smith Nations. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Surviving are four sons, Charles Ray Moore (Annie) of Dacusville,...
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George A. Schaller

July 9, 1924 - January 20, 2018

George A. Schaller, 93, husband of the late, Phyllis Earlene Airesman Schaller, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Clemson Downs. Born in Newark, OH, he was the son of the late, George Levi Schaller and Ruth Lucille Thompson Schaller Dodd. He was a retired accountant from Columbia Gas of Ohio and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Serving on the USS Pensacola, he received the Purple Heart...
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Wanda Goodman

February 14, 1929 - January 19, 2018

Wanda Goodman Clemson Wanda Irene Myers Goodman, 88, beloved wife and mother, died at Clemson Downs in Clemson, SC on Friday, January 19. Born February 14, 1929 to L. Vaughn Myers and Treva Dawn Current Myers in Redkey, Indiana, she married Robert P. Goodman in 1948. She greatly enjoyed working in the university setting, first at her beloved Clemson University and later at the University...
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Ronald J. Mammano

July 16, 1950 - January 18, 2018

Ronald J. Mammano Clemson, SC Ronald John Mammano, 67, husband of Joann Hurajt Mammano, died Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Born in Newark, NJ, he was a son of the late Joseph and Jenny Grasso Mammano. Ron was a former resident of Brick, NJ and a manager/broker for 25 years with Weichert Realtors. After relocating to Clemson, he worked as a real estate agent with...
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Tilla Williamon

June 19, 1915 - January 17, 2018

Tilla Williamon Seneca, SC Tilla Hall Williamon, 102, wife of the late Paul Silas Williamon, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at The Residences at Park Place in Seneca. Mrs. Williamon was born in Charleston, SC and was a daughter of the late Marcellus C. and Tilla Peeples Hall. She was retired from Clemson University and was a founding member of Clemson Presbyterian Church. ...
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Patricia "Pat" Geldard

July 31, 1943 - January 17, 2018

Patricia von Fischer Geldard,74, wife of John F. Geldard, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late William and Cordelia Thacker von Fischer. Pat was a 1965 graduate of DePauw University and earned a Masters Degree from University of Illinois in 1967. She was retired Speech Pathologist with Anderson-Oconee Speech...
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James David Miller

February 8, 1957 - January 14, 2018

James D. Miller Townville, SC James David Miller, 60, died suddenly on Sunday, January 14, 2018. He was born in Columbia, SC, to the late William Henderson Miller and Doris Taylor Boyd. Jim was employed at Plastic Omnium for seven years. He enjoyed classic cars, Clemson football games and spending time with his kids and grandchildren. Jim is survived by his wife, Darcie Rodney...
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Doris Skelton

May 25, 1943 - January 13, 2018

Doris Skelton Clemson Doris Frances Skelton, 74, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at her home. Miss Skelton was born in Pickens County and was a daughter of Earlene Martin Skelton of Clemson and the late, William Dennis Skelton. She was an administrator with Duke Power Company and a member of Clemson First Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her mother, are two daughters,...
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Thomas Davis, Jr.

August 2, 1929 - January 13, 2018

The Rev. Thomas C. Davis of Clemson, SC, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Anderson, SC, surrounded by family. He had retired as rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Clemson. Rev. Davis was born in Laceyville, PA., August 21, 1929 , a son of Thomas C. Davis Sr. and Frances Harrison Davis. He graduated from Laceyville High School with the Class of 1947. He attended Washington and Lee...
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Calvin Brock

June 6, 1936 - January 12, 2018

Calvin Brock Anderson William Calvin Brock, 81, husband of Lois Leopard Brock, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at his home. Mr. Brock was born in Anderson County and was a son of the late, Frank Brock, Sr. and Cora Mae Richey Brock. He was owner of Clemson Body Shop and loved to work with his cows on his farm. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran. Surviving in addition to his wife...
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