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Mrs. Asilee Capell Looper

Obituary for Mrs. Asilee Capell Looper

August 3, 1925 - May 19, 2017
Easley, South Carolina | Age 91


Asilee C. Looper
Easley, SC

Asilee Capell Looper, 91 of Easley, SC and the Dacusville Community met Jesus face to face on May 19, 2017. She was pre-deceased by her first husband, Lewis Bolt Looper in 1992 and second husband, Rev. Walter G. Dixon in 2008.

Born in Marietta, SC on August 3, 1925 she was the youngest daughter born to the late John (Johnny) Homer Capell and Olivia (Ollie) McJunkin Capell. She was the remaining survivor of her (7) brothers and sister.

Asilee attended Dacusville High School in Easley, SC, Asheville Women's College in Asheville, NC and Lander College (University) in Greenwood, SC and graduated in 1946 with a Bachelors degree in Education. Her dream of a college education and a teaching degree were fulfilled and funded as a gift to her from her older brothers Hovey and Roy Capell during World War II. Her education continued to advance with a Master of Education degree awarded in 1977 from Clemson University.

Asilee was a life-long professional educator and began her career with new husband, Bolt, at Chapin High School in Chapin, SC in 1946 teaching high school senior-level English. She returned to Pickens County in 1948 and taught at West End Elementary and Easley High Schools. After the birth of her two daughters, Judy and Janet, she resumed teaching in the Greenville County School System in 1957. She retired after 30 years of service either as a classroom teacher, a school principal, area curriculum developer and planner and a text book consultant. She was instrumental in developing learning game teaching methods in Greenville County Schools and filmed many segments for SCETV demonstrating her teaching styles. She was an active member of Alpha Delta Kappa teaching sorority and served as a Group chairman for fund raising.

Asilee loved God and served Him in many roles at Cross Roads Baptist Church. She was a past WMU Director, Sunday School Director, Worship Choir Member, Sunday School Teacher, Pulpit Committee Member, VBS Director, GA Leader, Youth Leader, Homecoming Chairman, Church Historian and never said no to God or to His Church. She helped develop a Widows Support Group Ministry that is still active and maintained a church-wide greeting card ministry until her health failed. Asilee had a strong alto voice and loved to sing hymns, especially with the choir at Cross Roads Baptist Church and as part of the family quartet with brothers, Roy, Jay and Bruce Capell.

Asilee was an avid and exceptional gardener, homemaker, seamstress and chef. She loved to entertain her family and friends at her home and especially looked forward to the Christmas season where every room of her home had a themed decoration style. Her hand-crafted gifts, art, poems and letters were shared with her family for many years. She made a lasting difference in the lives of all those that knew, loved and respected her.

Asilee leaves behind her two daughters, Judy Lail and Janet Tindall, both of Easley, grandchildren Amanda Black (Melvin Whitmire) of Liberty, SC, Michael Lail, Jennifer (Matt) Davis of Piedmont, SC and Fred Littlefield Tindall III (Sonny) of DeFuniak Springs, FL and six great-grandchildren, Laila, Geoffery and Katie Black of Liberty, Scarlet, Hailee and Gage Whitmire of Liberty, SC. She loved and cherished her many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family recognizes the outstanding love, respect and care provided by the staff of Oakview Park Assisted Living of Powdersville and The Willows of Easley Assisted Living homes and the gracious assistance of Gentivia Hospice of Greenville.

Celebration of Life Services will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Cross Roads Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends prior to the Celebration Service on Monday from 1:00 PM until 2:45 PM at the church.

Memorials in her honor may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church Building Fund 160 Cross Roads Church Road Easley, SC 29640.

The family will be at their respective homes.

Condolences may be expressed online by visiting or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.


Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery
160 Cross Roads Church Road
Easley, SC 29640

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