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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.

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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

Frank Blackwelder

June 28, 1934 - October 18, 2019

Frank Blackwelder Easley, SC Rawlin Franklin (Frank) Blackwelder, 85, of Easley, husband of Joan Billings Blackwelder, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019. Born on June 28, 1934 in Cabarrus County, NC, Mr. Blackwelder was a son of the late Everett Richard and Gertrude Johnston Blackwelder. He grew up in Harrisburg, NC and graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1952. He began working as...
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Katherine B. "Kathy" Taylor

April 9, 1966 - October 17, 2019

Katherine O'Neal Burdette Taylor "Kathy", 53, wife of Darhyl Taylor, crossed into heaven on Thursday, October 17, 2109 at her home surrounded by her loving family, with her kitten Punky on her lap, following an extended illness. She was born in Anderson, SC, a daughter of Frank Leonard Burdette of Anderson and the late Peggy O'Neal White. Kathy was a 1984 graduate of McDuffie High School. ...
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Jo Ann Ware Bell

January 24, 1937 - October 14, 2019

Jo Ann Ware Bell, 82, wife of James Henry Bell passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, October 14, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born in Abbeville County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Iral Leonard Ware. Jo Ann was a graduate of Dixie High School and was a member of Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church. In addition to her husband she is survived by...
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Roy Franklin Thrift

October 6, 1938 - October 13, 2019

Roy F. Thrift Pickens, SC Roy Franklin Thrift, 81, of Pickens, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019. Born in Buchanan County, VA, he was a son of the late Clarence and Floris Stewart Thrift. Mr. Thrift was retired from the Federal Government, in San Diego, CA, as a Firefighter for over 27 years. He enjoyed golfing, cooking, traveling and photography. He also was a US Navy veteran. ...
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Jack M. Harrison, Sr.

September 24, 1926 - October 11, 2019

Jack Martin Harrison Sr. died peacefully on Friday, October 11, 2019 in Greenville, South Carolina at the age of 93. Jack is survived by his sons Jack Martin "Marty" (Sally) Harrison Jr, of Greenville, SC, Dwight Alan "Ike" (Melanie) Harrison of Bethany, DE, grandsons Blake Harrison of San Francisco, CA, Parker Harrison of Fairfax, VA, Colt Harrison of Charleston, SC and great grandson Wade...
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Millie Jean Cooper Sykes

August 14, 1929 - October 11, 2019

Millie Jean Cooper Sykes Easley, SC Mrs. Millie Jean Cooper Sykes, 90, wife of the late Russell "Jay" Sykes, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. Born in Winnsboro, SC, Aug. 14, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Mills and Edith Cooper. She retired from CRS Sirrine Engineers in Greenville, SC and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and the Prayer Warriors Bible Fellowship Class...
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Mildred Mick Gillespie

April 15, 1928 - October 9, 2019

Mildred Kelly "Mick" Gillespie, 91, widow of Carl Gillespie passed away, Wednesday Morning, October 9, 2019 at AnMed Health in Anderson, SC. She was born in Central, a daughter of the late George W. and Willie Lee Cisson Kelly. She was retired employee of the Liberty Rug Mill and was a member of Welcome Baptist Church. Surviving is a nephew raised in the home, Doug Kelly and wife, Beverly...
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Iris P. Thompson

February 28, 1932 - October 9, 2019

Iris P. Thompson, 87, widow of R. Leon Thompson, passed away peacefully Wednesday October 9, 2019. She was born in Kings Mountain, North Carolina February 28, 1932, the daughter of Grady and Willard Black Patterson. Iris grew up in the Kings Mountain area, eventually receiving a Master's degree in education. She was a Math teacher in the Clemson, SC area for many years. Iris enjoyed weaving...
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Bruce M. Altom

August 6, 1947 - October 9, 2019

Bruce M. Altom, 72, husband of Mary Johnson Altom, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Born in Greenville County, a son of the late James Troy Altom and the late Ethel Lucille Christopher Altom, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed golfing, music, attending his church, and spending time with his family. Mr. Altom proudly served his country in...
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Ralph Edward Gaines

June 17, 1945 - October 6, 2019

Ralph Edward "Ed" Gaines, 74, of Easley, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 6,2019. Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Early Guy and Pauline Moss Gaines. Ed graduated from Parker High School and served our country in the Army National Guard. He was the co-owner of G and F Machine Works, a business that was started in 1963 and still in operation today. Ed loved to...
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Luther Rutherford "Rutty" Ambrose, III

June 14, 1941 - October 6, 2019

Luther Rutherford "Rutty" Ambrose, III, age 78, of 105 Elliot Lane, Easley, SC, passed away on October 6, 2019 at Cottingham Hospice House, Seneca, SC. Rutty was born on June 14, 1941 in Seneca, SC to Major L.R. "Brose" Ambrose and Grace Stewart Ambrose. Rutty is survived by his wife, Sandra, of the home; daughter, Lori Smith of Barnwell, SC; son, Avery Ambrose (Terri) of Tamassee, SC;...
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Michael John Ryan

November 20, 1972 - October 5, 2019

Michael J. Ryan Liberty, SC Michael John Ryan, 46, husband of Julie Appenheimer Ryan, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at his home. Born in Queens, NY, he is a son of Patricia Ann Church Ryan of Orchard Park, NY and the late Robert Joseph Ryan. Michael was formerly employed with Boston Valley Terra Cotta in Orchard Park, NY, for 20 years, and prior to his illness, he was a manager...
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William Grady "Bill" Moore, Jr.

July 17, 1934 - October 3, 2019

William Grady "Bill" Moore, Jr. Central, SC Mr. William Grady "Bill" Moore, Jr., 85, husband of the late Alice Marie Shipman Moore, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, October 3, 2019. Born in Pickens County, a son of the late William Grady Moore, Sr. and Rachel Murray Moore, Mr. Moore was a faithful member of Cateechee Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time outdoors,...
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William "Bill" Russel Tydings

March 31, 1943 - October 2, 2019

Bill Tydings Easley, SC William Russel "Bill" Tydings, 76, of Easley, husband of the late Janice Brown "Jan" Tydings, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Seattle WA on March 31, 1943, he was the son of the late Bernard and Ruth Ann Fisk Tydings. Mr. Tydings was retired from Estes Express Lines in Greer and was a member of...
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Laurie Lee Melen, DPT

April 6, 1987 - September 29, 2019

Laurie Lee Melen, 32, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at her home. Born in Methuen, MA, a daughter of Frederick E. Melen and Gail Donovan Melen, she was a graduate of Husson University in Bangor, ME, where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She was employed as a Physical Therapist for Kindred at Home. Laurie enjoyed playing and coaching soccer, Clemson football, crafts,...
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Kathryn Pollock Harrell

April 21, 1926 - September 28, 2019

Kathryn Pollock Harrell, 93, of Clemson passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019. Kathryn was born in Oneco, Florida and grew up in Albany, Georgia. She married Ray Harrell at the age of 18. They moved to Clemson, SC in 1956 when Ray accepted a job with Clemson University. Later, Kathryn accepted a job as an administrative assistant in the Plant Pathology and Physiology Department at Clemson...
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Dorothy Bright Whitmire

April 24, 1928 - September 27, 2019

Dorothy Bright Whitmire, widow of Woodrow W. Bright and James R. Whitmire, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus Friday, September 27, 2019. She was born in Pickens County April 24, 1928, a daughter of James W. and Bertha Whimpey Hendrix. Aunt Dot, as she was lovingly known by many, suffered from macular degeneration. When her vision was still good, she enjoyed sewing and knitting....
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Deborah Michelle Yeager Eldridge

April 4, 1974 - September 26, 2019

Michelle Y. Eldridge Easley, SC Mrs. Deborah Michelle Yeager Eldridge, 45, wife of Matthew Dennis Eldridge, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019. Born in Anniston, AL, the daughter of Jack Wade Yeager of Greenville and the late Deborah Ann Armstrong Yeager, Mrs. Eldridge was a Registered Nurse with Greenville Hospital System and of the Baptist faith. Michelle had a passion for her...
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Claude V. Marchbanks, Jr.

September 12, 1923 - September 24, 2019

After a rich and purposeful life, Claude Vance Marchbanks died peacefully on September 24, 2019 at the age of 96. Claude was the firstborn son of nine children of the late Claude, Sr. and the late Ethel Marchbanks. His youth was spent in Easley, SC where he played football and graduated high school. Claude met his wife and life partner of 72 years, the late Tottie Marchbanks, on a blind date...
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James A. "Jim" Fowler

October 13, 1948 - September 23, 2019

James, (Jim) Alvin Fowler, 70, of Liberty, SC passed away peacefully Monday afternoon at his home following a brief illness. James is survived by his wife, Brenda, two children, Paige Fowler Vaughan, (Brian) of Simpsonville and Travis Fowler, (Dana)of Pickens, stepchildren Brandon Brown of the home and Anna Brown Dalton, (Brett )of Pickens and, grandchildren Madison Vaughan, Katie, Emily and...
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Sandra Smith Stansell Brooks

January 24, 1944 - September 22, 2019

SANDRA SMITH STANSELL BROOKS, 75, of Easley, South Carolina, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, Mrs. Brooks was the daughter of the late Charles Harry Smith and Cecile Bond Smith and preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. "Dub" Brooks. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great...
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Jill "Evajo" Rubin

September 1, 1939 - September 22, 2019

Jill "Evajo" Rubin, 80, wife of Jack Morris Rubin, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 22, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Middletown, Ohio September 1, 1939, a daughter of Madison and Helen (Highlands) Young. Jill accomplished a lot of things during her life. In addition to receiving her Associate's degree, she worked at IBM, was a legal secretary, a court...
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Clayton Looper

January 1, 1921 - September 22, 2019

Clayton Looper Dacusville, SC Joseph Clayton Looper, 98, husband of the late Ellen Brown Looper, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, September 22, 2019. Born in Dacusville, he was a son of the late Henry Arthur Looper and Dora Cornelia Friddle Looper. Mr. Looper retired from Renfrew Bleachery in Travelers Rest and was also a Farmer and Carpenter. Clayton was a long-time...
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Phil Addington

November 11, 1929 - September 20, 2019

Phil Addington Easley, SC Charles Phillip "Phil" Addington, 89, of Deer Creek Road, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019. Born in Stephens County, GA, he was the son of the late Charles Hardy Addington and Addie Sue Putnam Addington. Mr. Addington was retired from Michelin North America and was formerly employed with Saco-Lowell in Easley and General Electric in Greenville. He was a...
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Joseph Calvin Summey

August 17, 1929 - September 18, 2019

Joseph Calvin Summey, 90, of Greenville SC passed away September 18, 2019. Calvin was the son of the late George and Mae Summey. He was born and raised in the upstate of Pickens County in the area know by many as Calhoun. He moved to Mauldin in 1954 as manager of Mauldin Lumber Company and also Design Homes. In 1974 he formed th' Lumber Yard, Inc. and worked until his retirement. He also...
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Dina Hendrix Sellers

March 31, 1949 - September 17, 2019

Dina H. Sellers Easley, SC Dina Hendrix Sellers, 70, wife of the late Leon Steve Sellers, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late William Edward "Bill" Hendrix and Juanita Morgan Hendrix. Mrs. Sellers was a 1967 graduate of Easley High School. She retired from Baptist Easley Hospital after 50 years of...
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Andrew Caleb Pease

October 10, 1981 - September 16, 2019

Andrew Caleb Pease Seneca, SC Andrew Caleb Pease, 37, of Seneca, SC, passed away to be with the Lord on September 16, 2019. Andrew was born on October 10, 1981 in Rochester, Minnesota. His giving heart enjoyed music, concerts, hunting, cooking, and Clemson Football. Survivors include his daughters, Skyler Erin Pease, 15, and Patience Katelyn Pease, 12; parents, John Caleb Pease and...
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Ray "Mack" Smith

January 21, 1940 - September 13, 2019

Ray "Mack" Smith, 79, husband of Donna Gambrell Smith, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 13, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born on January 21, 1940 in Pelzer, he was a son of the late George Velmer Smith and the late Leona McCoy. Mack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved gardening, fishing, his cats, and spending time with his...
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Nancy Witmer

February 19, 1929 - September 12, 2019

Nancy Lee Dyer Witmer, 90, wife of John D Witmer and mother of four boys, Richard, Peter, John "Jack" and David Witmer, passed on to a better place on Thursday, September 12 at Clemson Downs Retirement Community. Nancy was born in Framingham, Mass, the eldest of three daughters of George B. and Mildred Grant Dyer. Raised in Anisquam, she graduated from Framingham High School. She majored in...
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Brandon Kyle Dukeshier

June 11, 1997 - September 9, 2019

Brandon Kyle Dukeshier, 22, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019. Born in Greenville, a son of Joseph Glen Dukeshier and Dana Jane Hawkins Dukeshier, he was a loving son, brother, and grandson who enjoyed riding his unicycle, juggling, rocking in the rocking chair on the front porch, and listening to music. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Joseph Blake Dukeshier of...
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Thomas Franklin "Tommy" Grant

October 18, 1927 - September 9, 2019

Tommy Grant Easley, SC Mr. Thomas "Tommy" Franklin Grant, 91, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, September 9, 2019 at McCall's Hospice House in Simpsonville. Born in Easley, he was a son of the late Christopher C. Grant and the late Mattie Holcombe Grant. Mr. Grant was retired from Johnson Motor Lines after 32 years of dedicated service and was a member of the Local #28...
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Betty Anna Eastwood

October 6, 1928 - September 9, 2019

Betty Anna Smith Eastwood, 90, widow of William J. Eastwood passed away, Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late Frank C. and Anna Edgar Smith. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and was of the Church of God faith. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing the organ and loved her animals and children. ...
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Charles J. Dougherty

July 20, 1929 - September 8, 2019

Rev. Dr. Charles James Dougherty ("Dr. D") of Easley, SC passed on to be with the Lord on September 8th, 2019 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was 90 years old. He was born in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania on July 20, 1929 to James and Sophie (MacNamara) Dougherty in the home in which he was raised. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Nancy Gedge Dougherty; two daughters, Lynn...
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John R. Aspland

October 22, 1936 - September 8, 2019

On the evening of September 8, 2019, Dr. John Richard Aspland of Clemson, South Carolina, died at the age of 82 after a few weeks of declining health. Richard was born on October 22, 1936 in Leeds, England, to John William and Doris (Booth) Aspland. He married Frieda Jackwert of Wunsiedel, Germany in 1961, and together, they raised two...
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Rudolf "Rudy" Hartwig Stürner,

April 20, 1953 - September 8, 2019

Rudolf "Rudy" Hartwig Stürner, 66, husband of Janice Evelyn Allen Stürner passed away suddenly Sunday, September 8, 2019. Rudy was born in Aidlingen, Germany, son of the late Hoyt Powell and Hermine Stürner. He retired from Ryobi after 46 years as a Senior Lab Technician. He was member of Liberty First Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. ...
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James "Jimmy" Preston Cooper

November 3, 1929 - September 6, 2019

James P. "Jimmy" Cooper Easley, SC James Preston "Jimmy" Cooper, 89, formerly of Columbia, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019. Born on November 3, 1929 in Maysville, GA, he was the only son of the late Journey Preston and Mildred Underwood Cooper. Mr. Cooper graduated from Richmond Academy of Augusta and The University of South Carolina where he played on the football team with a...
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Elaine O. Teat

October 20, 1932 - September 6, 2019

Elaine Owen Teat, 86, died surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 6, 2019. She was born in the Kings Grove Community, daughter of Lee Roy and Drucilla (Holladay) Owen. Elaine was predeceased by her beloved husband of 58 years, Virgil. Elaine graduated from Central High School and Anderson Jr. College. She was an administrative assistant in the Admissions Office at Clemson...
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Catherine L. "Cathy" Pressley

August 22, 1963 - September 6, 2019

Cathy L. Pressley Pelzer, SC Catherine Lambert "Cathy" Pressley, 56, of Rich Drive, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at her home. Born in Georgetown, SC, she was the daughter of the late Madeline Lambert McDaniel. Cathy was a homemaker who loved her family dearly and enjoyed sewing. Surviving are her husband, Charles Lee "Spanky" Pressley; children, Brian Pressley, Charles L....
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Frank B. Childress, Jr.

March 8, 1924 - September 5, 2019

Frank Bruce Childress, Jr. died Thursday, September 5, 2019. He was born in Six Mile March 8, 1924, a son of Frank B. Childress, Sr., and Flora Ellen Bennett Childress. He was one of seven children growing up in Six Mile, South Carolina. Frank is survived by his wife, Charlotte Reid Childress of Piedmont; and three children from previous marriages: Louise Hayes, Austin, Texas, James Edward...
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Thomas Eugene Madden

February 4, 1943 - September 4, 2019

Thomas Eugene Madden Greenville, SC Mr. Thomas Eugene Madden, 76, husband of the late Virginia Gail Madden, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at his home. Born in Greenville, SC , he was a son of the late James Walker Madden, Jr. and Mary Lanette Austin Madden. Mr. Madden was retired from the United States Postal Service, and was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed fishing and going to...
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Kathy Lucille Thompson

December 23, 1957 - September 3, 2019

Kathy Thompson Easley, SC Kathy Lucille Thompson, 61, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Ervin Lee Thompson and the late Myrtle Louise Henderson Thompson, Kathy was a retired Bartender and a member of the Warehouse Church. Surviving are two sons, Calvin Watts, Jr. (Ashley) of Texas, and Paul Head (Julie) of Lugoff, SC; one daughter,...
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Henry Lewis Vehorn

January 6, 1943 - September 3, 2019

Henry Lewis Vehorn, 76, husband of Evelyn Sanders Vehorn passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at his home in Tuscaloosa, AL. Henry was born in Greenville, SC, a son of the late Leon and Gladys Bishop Vehorn. He attended Clemson University and retired after 35 years with Bellsouth. During his time at Clemson University he met his wife, Evelyn Sanders, whom he was married to for 54 years. He...
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Edward "Eddie" P. Satterfield, Jr.

October 19, 1963 - September 3, 2019

Edward "Eddie" Pierce Satterfield, Jr., 55, passed away peacefully Tuesday September 3, 2019. He was born in Pickens October 19, 1963, a son of Edward and Mildred Hickey Satterfield. Eddie was a 1981 graduate of D. W. Daniel High School. He attended Tri County Tech where he studied automotive repair. He worked selling auto parts for commercial accounts at Advance Auto Parts for 27 ½ years....
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R. G. Robert Kelly, Jr.

August 4, 1952 - September 2, 2019

R. G. "Robert" Kelly, Jr., passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at his home in Central. Robert was born in Anderson, SC, a son of Wilma Gossett Kelly of Central and the late R. G. Kelly. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and was a member of Cannon Memorial Baptist Church. Robert enjoyed fishing, golfing and following the Clemson Tiger football team. Surviving in addition to his...
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Thomas "Tommy" Pollock

August 31, 2019

CLEMSON, SC – Thomas "Tommy" Madison Pollock, 71, of Clemson, SC, passed peacefully August 31, 2019 at his home after a long battle with ALS. He was married to his wife Carol Susan Roberts Pollock for 48 years and was the loving father of Thomas Mitchell Pollock (Sara Elizabeth Walling Pollock) and Dr. Ashley Brooke Pollock Trexler (Kevin Eugene Trexler) and proud grandfather of Hanna Rose...
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Pastor Jeff Conrad Hedden

May 27, 1963 - August 29, 2019

Jeff Conrad Hedden 56, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on August 29, 2019. Born May 27, 1963 in Anderson County to Gene Nathaniel Hedden and Peggy Loretta Grey Hedden. Jeff is survived by his wife Pamela (Smith) Hedden of the home and daughter; Crystal Hedden, brothers; Clyde Hedden (Leigh) of Central, SC, Marcus Hedden (Lisa) of Salem, SC, sisters; Sybil Capps (Cole) of Seneca S.C., and...
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Minnie Guffee

August 29, 2019

Minnie Glenn Guffee, 94, widow of Loyd Alfred Guffee passed away peacefully, Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Clemson Downs. Born in York, SC, she was the daughter of the late William Johnston and Mary Lena Currence Glenn. Mrs. Guffee retired from Bank of America. Following retirement, she began volunteering at Pendleton Elementary where she spent 20 years assisting in the library. She was the...
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G. Greg Deavers

July 10, 1961 - August 28, 2019

Grover Gregory Deavers, 58, beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth Joynes Deavers went home to be with his Lord, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at MUSC, Charleston, S.C. Greg was born in Winchester, VA, July 10, 1961, the son of the late Grover W. "Jim" and Doris Virginia Sharps Deavers. He was a graduate of Calvert Hall High School, in Baltimore, MD. He was involved in sales in the Automotive...
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Lucy McDonald Finley

January 3, 1930 - August 27, 2019

Lucy Mae McDonald Finley Easley, SC Lucy Mae McDonald Finley, 89, of Easley, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Baptist Easley Hospital. Born January 3, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Elbert Newton McDonald, Sr. and the late Julie Nations McDonald. Mrs. Finley was a bright student and graduated early from high school before marrying her sweetheart Henry W. Finley. She was a...
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Kim Savage

August 26, 2019

Kim LaRaine Savage, 63 passed away Monday, August 26, 2019 at her home after a long illness. Kim was born in Greenville, SC the daughter of the late James. W. Savage and the late Barbara R. Godfrey. As a young woman she taught dance at Marietta Academy of Dance. Kim continued her love of music and dance throughout her life. She was a registered nurse employed by Heart of the Carolinas in...
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Margaret Hubbard

August 26, 2019

Margaret Hinson Hubbard CLEMSON, SC - Margaret Hinson Hubbard, 99, of Clemson, SC, went to be with her Lord on Monday, August 26, 2019, in her home at Clemson Downs. Margaret was born in Lancaster, SC, to the late Austin and Lillian Hinson. Margaret grew up in Lancaster, SC where she married her high school sweetheart, Mike Hubbard. In high school, Mike, won her heart in many ways. One...
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John R. Cobb, Sr.

May 3, 1932 - August 25, 2019

John R. Cobb, Sr., 87, widower of Helen Ophelia Shirley Cobb, passed away, Saturday, August 24, 2019 at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC. JR was born in Central, a son of the late Furman Leroy and Lois Fletcher Cobb. He was a graduate of Seneca High School and attended Furman where he played football for two years. He then enlisted in the Army and was an US Army Veteran of the Korean...
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Johnny Foster Holcombe

December 25, 1940 - August 23, 2019

Johnny F. Holcombe Easley, SC Johnny Foster Holcombe, 78, of Mary Ann Street, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019. Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late Richard D. Holcombe and Eva Mae Forister Holcombe. Johnny was retired from Creative Builders in Greenville after 21 years of dedicated service. He was also employed with R.T. Murrell and Bivens Construction erecting steel...
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Dorothy Padgett Williams

March 7, 1922 - August 23, 2019

Dorothy P. Williams Easley, SC Dorothy Padgett Williams, 97, of Dacusville, passed peacefully from this life on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Oakview Park in Powdersville, South Carolina. Mrs. Williams was born in Saluda County on March 7, 1922 to Curtis Moody Padgett and Will Rose Oxner Padgett. She was a graduate of Dreher High School and attended the University of South Carolina, where she...
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Jack Edmond Anthony

September 24, 1941 - August 22, 2019

Jack Edmond Anthony Greenville, SC Mr. Jack Edmond Anthony, 77, husband of Sylvia Jeanette McConnell Anthony, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019. Born in Kershaw County, a son of the late William "Bill" George Anthony and the late Ethel King Anthony, Mr. Anthony was a graduate of Dacusville High School, and was the owner and operator of Southern Beauty & Barber Supply in Greenville. He...
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Betty Dalton Carter

April 2, 1935 - August 22, 2019

Betty Dalton Carter Easley, SC Mrs. Betty Jean Dalton Carter, 84, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019. Born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Arthur Dalton and the late Lissie Hendricks Dalton, Betty retired from J.P. Stevens-Monaghan Plant and was of the Morman faith. Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Nix and Cynthia Diane Baker, both of Easley; a son, Robert Theodore...
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Betty Biddix Henderson

August 21, 2019

Betty Biddix Henderson Easley, SC Betty Biddix Henderson, 82, of Easley, wife of the late Henry Henderson passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Baptist Easley Hospital. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late William Gudger and Bertie Fore Biddix. Mrs. Henderson retired from Mills Mill in Greenville, and was of the Baptist Faith. Mrs. Henderson is survived...
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Gary Preston Allen

December 13, 1941 - August 21, 2019

Preston Allen Easley, SC Mr. Gary Preston Allen, 77, husband of Joyce Jones Allen, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at his home. Born in Spartanburg, SC, he was a son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Virgil Brookshire Allen. Mr. Allen was employed by JP Stevens Monaghan Plant for over 30 years and enjoyed classic cars and history. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and...
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Lilly West Caviness

July 25, 1929 - August 21, 2019

Lilly West Lollis Caviness passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 as a very proud 90-year-old. Born in Anderson SC on July 25, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Belton Bartow West and Inez Huckaby West. She was a 1947 graduate of White Plains High School, and completed the LPN nursing program of Greenville Technical College in the early 1970s. She was a nurse with the Greenville Hospital...
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Marion "Pinky" Shamlin

September 8, 1946 - August 20, 2019

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Marion Elaine Robbins Shamlin, affectionately known as "Pinky." She was a loving and devoted mother, wife and friend to all whose lives she touched. She passed away on August 20, 2019, in Greenville, South Carolina. "Pinky" was born in Greenville, South Carolina on September 8, 1946. She graduated from Greenville High School, and continued...
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Kason Leon Stelling

January 17, 2015 - August 19, 2019

Kason Leon Stelling, age 4, precious son of Kory Leon and Amanda Karen Stelling, passed from this life August 19, 2019. Born January 17, 2015 in Greenville, Kason was full of personality from birth. He never met a stranger, he cared about everyone and he never forgot anything he was told. His heart was big and full. He adored his family, especially his sister; and he wanted to be just like...
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Allene Porter Surrett

April 26, 1930 - August 19, 2019

Allene P. Surrett Easley, SC Mrs. Allene Porter Surrett, 89, wife of the late James Lytle Surrett, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, August 19, 2019. Born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late William Earl Porter and the late Lizzie Durham Porter, Mrs. Surrett served as manager of Rayless Department Store until closing and was the retired owner and operator of Buck's Drive-In...
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Randall "Randy" Scott Elkins

September 2, 1988 - August 17, 2019

Randall "Randy" Scott Elkins Pickens, SC Randall "Randy" Scott Elkins, 30, of Pickens, loving husband of Jessica Marie Elkins, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he was a son of Ronald David Elkins and JoAn Oliver Gill. Randy enjoyed watching Oklahoma State Football, going camping and fishing, and he was very active in his children's sporting events. ...
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Sheryl Doyen-Gonzales

February 10, 1954 - August 17, 2019

Sheryl Doyen-Gonzales Piedmont, SC Sheryl Doyen-Gonzales went from being surrounded by her loving family to peacefully passing into her Heavenly home on Saturday evening, August 17, 2019. Sheryl (Sheri) was born in Caro, Michigan, where she was warmly welcomed into her family. Growing up, she enjoyed summers with her sister and brother swimming and playing in the Clam River at her...
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Herman David Masters

May 18, 1938 - August 16, 2019

Herman D. Masters Easley, SC Herman David Masters, 81, of Easley, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital Downtown. Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late R. J. and Leurinee Massingale Masters. Mr. Masters was retired from Alice Manufacturing, after 40 plus years of dedicated service. Following retirement, he was employed with Cannon Roofing at the Oconee...
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Harold James Durham

September 21, 1939 - August 16, 2019

Harold James Durham, 79, husband of Ruby Lyday Durham, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019. Born in Six Mile, a son of the late Theodore Bruce Durham and the late Virgie Mae Masters Durham, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed tinkering with his lawn mower, finding ways to keep busy, and spending time with his family. Surviving, in addition to his loving wife of...
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Earl D. Rardon, (USAF, Retired)

March 23, 1932 - August 15, 2019

Master Sergeant Earl Dean Rardon (USAF, Retired), 87, was called Home to the loving arms of God on August 15, 2019. From the oft-frozen streets of Alaska, to the hot and humid cities of Southeast Asia, he carried with him a strength of character and virtue that touched every person he met. A native of Spencer, West Virginia, it was while stationed at Donaldson Air Force Base in Greenville,...
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David "Dan" Hagood Spearman

November 16, 1932 - August 15, 2019

Dr. David Hagood Spearman Easley, SC Dr. David Hagood Spearman, Veterinarian, died on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Easley, South Carolina. "Dan" was born in Greenville, South Carolina on November 16, 1932. He was the son of the late David Ralph and Elizabeth Hagood Spearman. "Dan" attended Clemson College from 1950-1952. He was a cheerleader, a member of the Band Company in the Cadet Corp...
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Daniel "Dan" Oliver Minich

October 1, 1947 - August 15, 2019

Daniel "Dan" Oliver Minich Easley, SC Daniel "Dan" Oliver Minich, 71, of Easley passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana he was a son of the late Raymond Joseph and Norma Poinsett Minich. Dan enjoyed researching family genealogy, he was an avid reader, and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was of the Catholic Faith...
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Bobbie Hawkins Stewart

October 26, 1933 - August 11, 2019

Bobbie H. Stewart Easley, SC Bobbie Hawkins Stewart, 85, wife of the late Andrew D. "Andy" Stewart, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Born in Anderson, SC, she was a daughter of the late Ross and Neta Martin Hawkins. Mrs. Stewart was retired from Swirl Manufacturing. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and the Willing Workers Sunday School...
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Carol Elizabeth Lindsay

August 19, 1943 - August 10, 2019

Carol Elizabeth Lindsay Easley, SC Carol Elizabeth Lindsay, 75, formerly of Atlanta, GA, wife of the late Ed Noble, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a daughter of the late Edmond Lindsay and the late Lella Coutts Lindsay, Mrs. Lindsay was a graduate of the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor's degree in interior design and earned...
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Regina Lollis Powell

May 11, 1962 - August 9, 2019

Regina L. Powell Pickens, SC Regina Lollis Powell, 57, of Thrifty Lane, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at her home. Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Billy Franklin Lollis and Edna Mae Walker Lollis. Regina was formerly employed with Alice Manufacturing, Foster Plant. She enjoyed going to the park, the flea market and being with her family and friends. She...
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Anne K. Baker

August 7, 2019

Anne Baker Easley, SC Mrs. Anne Baker, 93, of Easley, wife of the late Robert Harold Baker, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Mrs. Baker was born in Montreal, Canada. She retired from General Motors in New York City and was a member of Pendleton Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed golf, traveling both locally and internationally, animals, and history. Anne shined her positive outlook and...
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Annie Lee Mitchell

March 15, 1921 - August 7, 2019

Annie Lee Knox Mitchell, 98, of Clemson, SC, died Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She was married to the late Dr. Jack H. Mitchell, Jr., professor emeritus of Clemson University. Born March 15, 1921, in Bear Poplar, NC, she was the daughter of the late Scott R. and Pearle W. Knox, and one of seven children. She is survived by one sister, Clara Abercrombie of Knoxville, TN.; her children, Jack H....
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JoAnn Chapman Reeves

August 24, 1934 - August 5, 2019

JoAnn C. Reeves Easley, SC On the evening of August 5th 2019 while surrounded by her family, Mrs. JoAnn Chapman Reeves went home to be with the Lord. An Easley native and life-long resident, JoAnn was born to John and Jesse Chapman and was only weeks away from her 85th birthday when she passed. A retired textile worker, she was married for 64 years to Mr. Frank Reeves and upon her early...
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Emma Bagley Patterson

February 3, 1913 - August 5, 2019

Emma W. Patterson Easley, SC Emma Winifred Bagley Patterson, 106, wife of the late James Durrett Patterson, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, August 5, 2019. Born on February 3, 1913 in Shelton, Connecticut, she was a daughter of the late Carter and Anna Kasper Bagley. Mrs. Patterson was a homemaker and member of Easley Church of God. She was a Christian woman who...
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Marion W. Eskew

January 2, 1922 - August 5, 2019

Marian Warner Eskew, 97, widow of the late Elias Benton Eskew, passed away peacefully Monday, August 5, 2019. She was born in Greenwood County, January 2, 1922, a daughter of Horace T. and Mary Elvie Stockman Warner. Marian was an alumna of Winthrop College with a BS in Home Economics, serving 30 years, most in the schools of Oconee County. Outside of the classroom, she served her family as a...
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Anne Neill Caughman Campbell

November 4, 1936 - August 4, 2019

Anne Neill Caughman Campbell, 82, wife of Thomas A. Campbell, III passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Anne Neill was born in Columbia, SC, the daughter of the late Frank Leon and Mary Neill Manning Caughman. She was a 1958 graduate of Columbia College and taught in the public school system until married. Although she chose to give up her teaching career, Anne...
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Russell F. Wedekind

September 26, 1943 - August 4, 2019

Russell F. Wedekind Greenville, SC Russell Fred Wedekind, 75, of Greenville, loving husband of Joan L. Wedekind, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville. Born in Bronxville, New York, he was a son of the late Fred George and Elsa Noehren Wedekind. Russ enjoyed model trains, collecting stamps, and spending time with his...
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Gary Stephen "Girn" Davis

August 26, 1964 - August 3, 2019

Gary Stephen Davis, 54, of Easley, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 3, 2019. He was born in San Diego, CA to Martha Evelyn Brown and the late John Gordon Davis. Gary worked hard his entire life. He had a big heart, and always put others before himself. He loved cooking, all things aviation, and spending time with his family and friends. He was an amazing father, caring brother, and...
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Don Gustavel

July 12, 1925 - August 2, 2019

Don Edward Gustavel, 94, formerly of 102 Wescott Drive passed away, Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Clemson Downs. Don was born in Lafayette, Indiana a son of the late Carl R. and Agnes Vanatta Gustavel. He was a graduate of Indiana University where he belonged to the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was a veteran of WWII where in served in the Asiatic (Pacific) theater with AACS (Army Airways...
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Charles "Charlie" Lester Johnson

December 21, 1935 - July 31, 2019

Charles "Charlie" Lester Johnson, 83, husband of Bobbie Best Johnson, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Born in Greenville County, a son of the late James Johnson and the late Myrtle Huffman Johnson, he was a retired maintenance mechanic for Michelin after twenty-one years of service. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and was of the Baptist faith. Charlie loved his dogs, gardening,...
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Frances Powell Tinsley

October 21, 1933 - July 30, 2019

Frances P. Tinsley Easley, SC Frances Powell Tinsley, 85, of Palmetto Way, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at her home. Born in Easley on October 21, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Viola Smith Powell. Mrs. Tinsley was the loving wife of the late Master Sgt. Charles E. Tinsley, Sr. who was retired from Independent Life Insurance Company and a long time Easley City...
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Dr. Robert L. Edwards

January 21, 1922 - July 28, 2019

Dr. Robert Lee Edwards, 97, entered into eternal life on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Through service in the military, dedication to scholarship, education and fatherhood he epitomized the very best qualities of America's Greatest Generation. He was born in Barnardsville, Buncombe County, North Carolina in 1922, the son of Barnard Lee Edwards and Cleopatra Cleveland Bartlett Edwards. After...
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Benton H. Box

January 31, 1931 - July 28, 2019

Dr. Benton Holcomb Box of Clemson, SC, went peacefully to his heavenly home on July 28, 2019. Born January 31, 1931 in Norfield, MS, he was the son of James Alexander and Lola Gay Holcomb Box, and brother of James, Jr. Ben married the love of his life, Sallie Frances Yates, in 1952 and they celebrated their 67th anniversary in February. He is survived by his three children, Ben, Jr. (Kim) of...
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Ella "Mamie" Dodd

December 13, 1929 - July 27, 2019

Ella Mae Dodd, 89, passed away peacefully Saturday July 27, 2019. She was born in Pickens County, December 13, 1929 a daughter of Charles H. and Lula Mae Smith Dodd. Mamie loved music, she liked to write, shop, go out to eat, and go to the flea market on Wednesday mornings. But her church was her main interest. She loved her church and she loved her God. In addition to her parents Mamie was...
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Wendell Floyd Collins

January 3, 1959 - July 27, 2019

Wendell Floyd Collins, 60, husband of Sandra Wooten Collins, passed away July 27, 2019 at his home. Born in Pickens County, SC he was the son of Margaret Blackston Collins and the late Walter Floyd Collins. He retired from General Electric, Gas Turbine Division after 30 years of service. His battle with Parkinson's led him to being a part of Rock Steady Boxing of Greenville. Wendell...
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Bobby McCombs

December 6, 1955 - July 26, 2019

Bobby McCombs Easley, SC Mr. Robert Jesse "Bobby" McCombs, 63, husband of Anita Janie Griffith McCombs, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019. Born in Pickens County, a son of the late Heyward Frank McCombs and the late Levenia Finley McCombs, Mr. McCombs was a graduate of Easley High School and was employed with Rich Products. He was a member of Cedar Rock Baptist Church. Bobby loved the...
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James K. "Steak" Smith

November 21, 1955 - July 26, 2019

James Kenneth "Steak" Smith, 63 of 108 East Plaza Circle, Apt E-3, Central, SC, gained his wings on July 26, 2019 at his residence at a restful and peaceful sleep. Steak, as he was so lovingly called by all he knew and loved him, was born on November 21, 1955 to the late Willie James and Emma Ruth Simpson Smith in Anderson County. Steak was reared in the home of his gracious loving aunt and...
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Opal Barnes Garrick Dalton

September 17, 1927 - July 25, 2019

Opal G. Dalton Seneca, SC Opal Barnes Garrick Dalton, 91, formerly of Easley, wife of the late Marvin R. "Barlow" "Bob" Dalton and the late James C. "Jake" Garrick, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019. Born in Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Verner and Dora Sargent Barnes. Mrs. Dalton was retired from Belk in Easley. She was a member of Six Mile Baptist Church and enjoyed...
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Oliver "Rab" Rabalais

June 5, 1936 - July 24, 2019

Oliver "Rab" Rabalais Easley, SC Oliver "Rab" Rabalais, 83, of Cottage Gate Lane, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Born in St. Landry Parish, LA, he was a son of the late Thomas and Norma Saucier Rabalais. Mr. Rabalais was retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of dedicated service to his country. Also, he retired from the Greenville County School District, and was a member...
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Ann Williams Pollard

March 28, 1954 - July 23, 2019

Ann Williams Pollard Easley, SC Ann Williams Pollard, 65, of Easley, wife of the late James Tony Pollard, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville. Born in Easley, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson and Martha Grant Williams. Mrs. Pollard enjoyed Clemson Football and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was employed...
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Larry W. Sloop

November 2, 1947 - July 23, 2019

Larry W. Sloop, 71 of Seneca SC, passed away on July 23, 2019 after an extended illness. He was the husband of Lavonne Hopkins Sloop. Born in Mooresville, NC he was the son of the late Edger Brown Sloop and the late Sarah Elizabeth Rumage. In addition to his wife he is survived by his only son Matthew Preston Sloop and granddaughter Elara Jean Slattery-Sloop of Central SC. Larry is...
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Doris Bridges Landrum

September 4, 1931 - July 22, 2019

Mrs. Doris Bridges Landrum, 87, wife of the late Robert "Bob" Landrum, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, July 22, 2019. Born in Anderson County, a daughter of the late Clayton Bridges and the late Lila Looper Bridges, Mrs. Landrum was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed gardening, flowers, and reading. She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. ...
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Lanier Livingston

May 1, 1928 - July 22, 2019

Lanier Livingston, 91, husband of Ina Camlin Livingston, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019. Born in Orangeburg County, a son of the late Herman Festus Livingston, Sr. and the late Ina Whetstone Livingston, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed reading, woodworking, and spending time with his family. Mr. Livingston proudly served his country in the US Army during the...
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Bessie F. Fusco

July 15, 1927 - July 21, 2019

Heaven has gained another angel, and the world has lost a shining star. Bessie Frances Mastrogiovanni Fusco, 92, widow of Emanuel "Manny" Fusco passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at her home with her loving daughter and granddaughter by her side. Bessie was born in New York City, a daughter of the late Vito and Francesca Labbate Mastrogiovanni. She was a member of St....
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Stephen Miller "Steve" Robinson

February 8, 1949 - July 20, 2019

Mr. Stephen Miller "Steve" Robinson, 70, husband of forty-eight years to Dianne Pritchard Robinson, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Born in Spartanburg County, a son of the late Rev. Carlton Miller Robinson and the late Melissa Willis Robinson, Steve was a graduate of Greenville High School. He attended North Greenville College and Mars Hill College. He loved...
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Lamona Hamilton

July 20, 2019

Lamona Hamilton Central, SC Lamona Hamilton, 48, daughter of Zinnie Mae Burt Hamilton of Central and the late Robert Hamilton passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital Downtown. Lamona was born in Anderson, SC and was a graduate of D.W. Daniel High School. She was an employee with Helping Hands of Clemson up until her health declined. Surviving in addition to her...
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Audrey P. Nelson

September 8, 1938 - July 20, 2019

Audrey P. Nelson Easley, SC Ms. Audrey Juanita Peace Nelson, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, July 20, 2019. Born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Claude Mack Peace and the late Ruby Nix Peace, Ms. Nelson retired from Alice Manufacturing Company-Arial Plant and was a member of Missionary Baptist Church-Pickens. Surviving are four sons, Sidney Oglesby (Renee) of...
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Grace Lesley Houston

February 21, 1924 - July 20, 2019

Grace Lesley Houston Florence, SC Grace Lesley Houston, 95, of Florence, wife of the late Reverend James Cecil Houston, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019. Born in Easley, she was a daughter of the late Henry Gordon Lesley, Sr. and Lessie Marchbanks Lesley. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church and enjoyed making beautiful quilts. She loved her God, her church family, Bluegrass...
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