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Lester "Rabbit" Dickard

November 8, 1951 - July 15, 2018

Lester "Rabbit" Dickard Easley, SC Lester "Rabbit" Dickard, 66, of Easley, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 at his home. Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Earl and Evelyn Boggs Dickard. He graduated from Easley High School. Rabbit was a superintendent with Harper Corporation and recently managed the Cancer Survivor Park project. He was a lover of family lake trips, and...
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LeRoy J. "Lee" Lambright

October 8, 1939 - July 14, 2018

Lee Lambright Easley, SC LeRoy J "Lee" Lambright, 78, of Easley, South Carolina passed away Saturday (July 14, 2018) at the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC after bravely fighting cancer for the past year and half. The son of Jacob & Alma Lambright, Lee was born on October 8, 1939 in Topeka, Indiana into a family rich with Amish heritage. On May 31, 1959, Lee & Georgia were united...
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William Edward Dickerson

October 21, 1939 - July 5, 2018

William Edward Dickerson, 78, husband of the late Judy Elaine Dickerson, went to be with his Lord Jesus on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. Mr. Dickerson was born in Greenville, the son of the late David and Eva Dickerson. He served in the US Air Force. Bill retired from medical sales after 30 years of service and also owned Advanced Maytag in Anderson. He was a member of...
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Dorothy Boatwright McNeely

September 14, 1936 - July 1, 2018

Dorothy McNeely Easley Dorothy Boatwright McNeely, 81, loving wife of Cecil McNeely, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Born in Greenville, a daughter to the late George W. Boatwright and the late Helen Thrailkille Boatwright, she was a caring mother and grandmother who loved cooking, reading, and rocking in the rocking chair with her beloved husband and family. Surviving,...
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Naomi Eloise Miller

October 7, 1924 - June 30, 2018

Naomi Eloise Miller, 93, wife of the late Ralph Miller, passed away June 30, 2018. Born in Charleston, WV, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Altha Matthews Johnson. Naomi was employed with Union Carbide and was a member of John Knox Presbyterian Church, Greenville. She loved traveling the USA with Papa. Surviving are her four daughters, first favorite Elizabeth Ann Lynch;...
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Bernice Devinney Cobb

March 18, 1933 - June 27, 2018

Bernice Cobb Easley Bernice Devinney Cobb, 85, wife of the late William Franklin Cobb, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Born in Shelby, NC, a daughter to the late Arlo B. Devinney and the late Oneida Paige Devinney, she was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved her pets and her family. Surviving are a daughter, Debbie Davidson (Rhett) of Easley...
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John B. Leopard

October 9, 1951 - June 26, 2018

John Bautista Leopard, 66 of Easley passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with pancreatic and liver cancer. Born in Barcelona, Spain in 1951 he moved with his family to the Upstate area of South Carolina in 1959. John graduated from Berea High School in 1971 a member of the Honor Society and Beta Club. After completing his pre-Pharmacy requirements at Clemson University, John...
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Thomas E. Hunt

January 29, 1956 - June 23, 2018

Thomas E. Hunt Easley, SC Mr. Thomas Edward "Tommy" Hunt, 62, husband of Denise Griffin Hunt, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, June 23, 2018. Born in Greenville, a son of the late Harold P. Hunt and the late Ruby Quinn Hunt, Mr. Hunt was employed as a consultant for Mason Automotive. He was a man of unwavering integrity who loved his family above anything else. Surviving,...
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Rena Collette Hayes

December 3, 1928 - June 17, 2018

Rena C. Hayes Englewood, FL Rena Marie Collette Hayes, 89, wife of the late, William G. Hayes, passed away on June 17, 2018 at her home in Englewood, Florida with family by her side. Rena was born in Burlington, Vermont on Dec. 3, 1928 and was the daughter of the late Raymond Collette and Beatrice Painchaud Collette. Her passion was her children, grand children and great grand children. ...
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Melissa Ann "Missy" Barfield

July 17, 1968 - June 15, 2018

Melissa "Missy" Ann Barfield, 49, of Pelzer, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018. Born in Greenville, Melissa was employed with Sagem (Standard Motor Products) and attended Westville Baptist Church. She loved to color, spoil her grandchildren, and spending time with her family. She would do anything for anybody, and her "heart of gold" will be remembered by everyone. Surviving are her...
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Becky Elaine McDonald Lesley

October 3, 1958 - June 13, 2018

Becky Elaine McDonald Lesley Easley Becky Elaine McDonald Lesley, 59, wife of Roy Lesley, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, June 13, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. Becky was born in Greenville, a daughter of the late Jack McDonald and Mary Frances Phillips McDonald. Becky was a manager at Complete Commercial Solutions, a commercial cleaning company. When she wasn't working,...
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William Lee Tatum

June 8, 1938 - June 9, 2018

William Lee Tatum Greenville William Lee Tatum, 80, of Greenville, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and the Anchor SS Class. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Rebecca S. Tatum. Surviving are sons, Scott Tatum and Barry Tatum (Gina); grandchildren, Melissa Rainey (Chad), Zach Tatum (Taylor), Tyler Tatum (Bron), Tadd Tatum ...
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Matthew Thomas Anderson

September 6, 1994 - June 8, 2018

Matthew Thomas Anderson Piedmont, SC Mr. Matthew Thomas Anderson, 23, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018. Born in Greenville, a son of Sean Anderson and his wife Charlotte Holman of Piedmont. Matthew graduated in 2013 from Wren High School and attended Tri-County Technical College and Clemson University. He was employed as a carpenter and enjoyed football, snowboarding, the beach, and...
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Alice S. Owens

July 15, 1945 - June 8, 2018

Alice Owens Easley Mary Alice S. Owens, 72, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2018. Born in Orangeburg, SC, a daughter to the late Hugh Dent Spivey and the late Ruth Nunn Burrell, she was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed reading, music, and crafts. Mrs. Owens was a member of Bessie Road Baptist Church. Surviving are sons, Rick Chapman (Maria) of Van Nuys, CA, Tommy...
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Olin L. Benjamin, Jr.

November 20, 1936 - June 8, 2018

Olin L. Benjamin, Jr. Easley Olin Lucius Benjamin, Jr., 81, of 103 Claremont Court, loving husband for 63 years to Joan Smith Benjamin, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2018. Born in Easley, a son to the late Olin Lucius and Frances Rives Benjamin, Mr. Benjamin graduated from Easley High School Class of 1954. He was an Easley City Clerk prior to retiring from J.A. Piper Roofing...
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Jody Scott Smith

September 30, 1959 - May 31, 2018

Jody Scott Smith Seneca, SC Jody Scott Smith, 58, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Born in Gainesville, GA, a son to the late William Don Smith and Ann L. Brown, he was a former master electrician who loved his family, fishing, football, and NASCAR. Mr. Smith was a member of New Hope Methodist Church in Between, GA. Surviving, in addition to his...
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Danny Lee Motes

May 15, 1952 - May 30, 2018

Danny Lee Motes Easley Danny Lee Motes, loving husband to Ginger McCoy-Motes, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Born in Greenville, a son to the late Willie Lee Motes and the late Ruby Lawson Motes, he was a devoted father and grandfather who loved his family and was an avid classic car enthusiast. He was retired from Michelin after 30 years of service and was a member of...
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Ted Michael McNeely

December 8, 1951 - May 29, 2018

Ted Michael McNeely, age 66, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Mr. McNeely was a dedicated employee with Michelin for 39 years. He rotated shifts for many years for the benefit of his family and his employer. He retired in 2016 due to illness. He was born on December 8, 1951 in Greenville, SC, as the youngest of six children to Clyde and Irene McNeely. He...
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Donald L. Grant

July 22, 1934 - May 20, 2018

Donald Grant Greenville, SC Donald Love Grant, 83, husband of the late Trudell Moon Grant, died Sunday, May 20, 2018. Born in Chester, SC, he was the son of the late Stewart Earl and Alma Mae Moss Grant. He served our country in the US Air Force, retiring after 20+ years of service. Donald retired from Furman University, and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day...
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Francis "Frank" Peterson

May 3, 1938 - May 15, 2018

Francis "Frank" Peterson, husband of the late Elaine Zazulak Peterson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at his home. Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, a son of the late Francis Peterson and Florence Cardiff Peterson, he was a former owner and operator of a pool sales company and a US Army veteran. Together with his wife Elaine, they raised yorkies for over twenty years. He loved...
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James W. "Bud" Allsep

September 19, 1926 - May 15, 2018

James W. Allsep, 91, widow of the late Edna Burgess Allsep, passed away May 15, 2018 at his home. Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late John Henry and Harriet Leopard Allsep. James was a veteran of the US Navy serving during World War II. He was a member of the UDT 12 and was presented a Presidential Unit Citation for participation in the following operations, The Capture of Iwo...
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Ralph E. Bass, Sr.

June 29, 1923 - May 14, 2018

Ralph E. Bass, Sr. Greenville, SC Ralph Edward Bass, Sr., loving husband to the late Mary Walden Bass for seventy five wonderful years, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. Born in Charlotte, NC, a son to the late Robert Norman Bass and the late Beatrice Eubanks Bass, he was a cherished member of Northside United Methodist Church and a US Army...
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James "Vernon" Rathburn

November 10, 1925 - May 13, 2018

Vernon Rathburn Easley, SC James Vernon Rathburn, 92, of Joan Drive, went Home to be with his Lord and Savior and his beloved wife, India Smith Rathburn, on Sunday, May 13, 2018 following a brief illness. Mr. Rathburn was a faithful member of Rock Springs Baptist Church, the Disciples for Christ Sunday School Class, and was a WWII US Army Veteran. He retired from E.I. DuPont in Wilmington,...
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Tibby J. Pitts

September 16, 1947 - May 6, 2018

Tibby Jan Duncan Pitts, 70, of 108 Shady Lane, Easley, SC 29640 went to be with her Sweet Jesus, Sunday morning, May 6th at Baptist Easley Hospital.   Born in Whitmire, SC, she was formerly of Seneca and retired from JP Stevens Clemson Plant.  She made Easley her home for the past thirty-nine years.   Tibby was the daughter of the late Fred and Adola Willimon Duncan.  She was a member...
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Martha S. Riley

February 7, 1953 - April 30, 2018

Martha Stover Riley, 65, wife of Ron Riley, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 30, 2018. Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of Willie Mae Coker Stover and the late Guy Stover. Martha worked for many years as a dental assistant and was a member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to her husband of 38 years, are her mother, Willie Mae Stover; her...
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Joe Kendall Brown

October 29, 1958 - April 29, 2018

Joe K. Brown Piedmont Joe Kendall Brown, husband to Renee Parnell Brown, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Born in Anderson, a son to Jack H. Brown, Jr. and the late Wilma Adams Simmons, he was a Co-owner and Operator of Dream Home Renovation and a member of Powdersville First Baptist Church. He loved Clemson football, Nascar, boating, and camping, but he especially loved his family....
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Gertrude Baas

August 1, 1922 - April 23, 2018

Gertrude Rosenast Baas Easley, SC Gertrude "Be" Rosenast Baas, 95, of the Foothills Presbyterian Retirement Community in Easley, SC, formerly of Keowee Key, SC, East Hampton, NY, and New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 23, 2018. Be was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Dr. Charles W. Baas. Be was born in Jersey City, NJ, a daughter of the late Albert Daniel Rosenast...
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Glenn E. Long, Sr.

July 9, 1935 - April 22, 2018

Glenn Ernest Long, Sr., 82, husband of Alline Barton Long, went home to be with his Lord and Savior April 22, 2018. Born in Oconee County, he was the son of the late Delton V. and Nellie Peay Long.  Glenn retired from Torrington and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and the Inspiration Sunday School Class. Surviving, in addition to his wife of 61 years, are his children,...
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Essie McKee Phillips

May 3, 1939 - April 21, 2018

Essie M. Phillips Powdersville Essie M. Phillips, 78, of Powdersville, wife to the late Donald Ray Phillips, went home to be with her Lord and Savior after a year long battle with cancer on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Born in Pickens County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Archie McKee and the late Mabel Brooks McKee. Essie retired from Lucas Industries. She was a devout born again...
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Rebecca Ann Rockow

November 22, 1954 - April 17, 2018

Rebecca Rockow Easley Rebecca Ann Rockow, 63, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville. Born in Anderson, a daughter to the late Jack Cecil Jones and the late Lila Allison Jones, she was a graduate of Berea High School and a cherished member of Powdersville First Baptist Church. Surviving are daughters, Allison McCoy (Dale) and Kendra...
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Charles Mitchell "Charlie" Reedy III

June 16, 1946 - April 15, 2018

Charles Mitchell Reedy, III, 71, of Easley, passed away April 15, 2018. Born in Bristol, VA, he was the son of the late Charles Mitchell Reedy, II and Josephine Hicks Reedy. Charlie served our country in the US Army during Vietnam. He retired from Champion Aviation and enjoyed boating, working in his yard and watching old western movies. Surviving, are his loving wife of 28 years,...
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Bobby Frank Brown

November 23, 1933 - April 13, 2018

Bobby Frank Brown Easley Bobby Frank Brown passed away on April 13, 2018, at his home. Mr. Brown was born November 23, 1933 in Greenville County and is survived by his loving wife of sixty-two years, Gertrude "Trudy" Massey Brown. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Benny Frank Brown and Annie George Brown; brothers, Gary Brown and Houston Brown; and sisters, Janet B. Garrett and...
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Musette Kitchin Brown Williams

May 28, 1929 - April 12, 2018

Musette Brown Williams Greenville, SC Musette Kitchin Brown Williams, age 88, widow of Frank Camp Williams, Jr., passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Waterstone on Augusta. Born in Tarboro, North Carolina, Mrs. Williams was the daughter of the late Germain Simpson Brown and the late Elizabeth Kitchin Brown. She graduated from St. Mary's College in Raleigh, and she received her Bachelor...
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Rhonda Hulsey

January 7, 1957 - April 11, 2018

Rhonda Lee Thompson Hulsey, 61, of Piedmont, passed away April 11, 2018. Born in Cleveland, OH, she was the daughter of Richard H. and Mildred F. Thompson. Rhonda retired from Greenville County where she worked in financial administration. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved her dogs. She was a member of Upstate Mini Club and enjoyed being a dog obedience trainer and...
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Bill Evans

February 20, 1949 - April 10, 2018

William Ellis Evans, Jr., passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He was born in Tokyo, Japan on February 20, 1949, the son of the late Dr. William Ellis and Mary Ellen McCants Evans. Bill was a 1967 graduate of TL Hanna High School in Anderson, SC and earned a B.A. in Biology from Erskine College in 1971. He then completed his Doctor of Pharmacy from the Medical University of South...
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Lisa Carol Gutschow

June 21, 1968 - April 9, 2018

Lisa Carol Gutschow, 49, of Easley, passed away April 9, 2018 at her home. Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of Fred and Jane Keplinger Thomson. Lisa graduated from Hampton Park Christian School and Northern Kentucky University. She was employed with Greenville Hospital System and was a member of Parkwood Baptist Church. Surviving, in addition to her parents, is her husband of...
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Della Thompson

January 16, 1953 - April 8, 2018

Della Thompson Easley Della Thompson, wife to Richard Glenn Thompson, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Born in Easley, a daughter to the late Henry Albertson and the late Ruby Bishop Albertson, she was a Hairdresser for over forty years and was a cherished member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. She loved cooking, decorating, and yardwork, but most of all, her family. Surviving, in...
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Joan Smith Crick

October 14, 1948 - April 6, 2018

Joan Smith Crick, age 69, of 710 Huntington Circle, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 at her home. Born in Greenville, Mrs. Crick was the daughter of the late Robert Manuel and Lois Stewart Smith. She graduated from Easley High School, and she worked part-time for the Greenville County Medical Society for thirty-five years. Mrs. Crick was a member of Mauldin United Methodist Church where she...
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Margie S. Mobley

April 19, 1934 - April 5, 2018

Margie Sellers Mobley, 83, lifelong resident of Powdersville, passed away April 5, 2018. Born in Anderson County,she was the daughter of the late Horace Edwin and Paralee Orr Sellers. Margie retired from Climate Control Company, Inc. and was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Surviving, are her husband of 57 years, Gary Cletus Mobley, Sr., one son, Gary Cletus Mobley, Jr., four siblings...
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Claude Wilton Pruitt

June 18, 1930 - April 4, 2018

Claude W. Pruitt Easley, SC Mr. Claude Wilton Pruitt, 87, husband of the late Doris Thomas Pruitt, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Born in Mt. Airy, GA, a son of the late Emory Spear and Ruby Blair Pruitt, Mr. Pruitt was the retired owner and operator of Pruitt Pool Service and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. He was a US Army Veteran having served during the Korean War. ...
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Kathryn Taylor White

November 5, 1991 - April 2, 2018

Kathryn White Easley Kathryn Taylor White, 26, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. Born in Greenville, a daughter to Robert Jay White and Nancy Barnett White, she was a caring and compassionate Registered Nurse at Baptist Easley Hospital who took special interest in making her patients comfortable and respected. Kathryn also loved traveling, kayaking, and hiking. Kathryn was of the...
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Rafael Heredia Pagan

February 23, 1936 - April 2, 2018

Rafael Heredia Pagan Easley, SC Rafael "Rafa" Heredia Pagan, 82, of Cardinal Woods Way, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at his home. Born in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Ramon Heredia Lopategui and Isaias Pagan Rosario. Mr. Heredia Pagan was a humble man who was strong in his faith, loved his family, adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren, enjoyed playing...
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Linda Thomas

August 15, 1943 - March 30, 2018

Linda Thomas Easley Linda Sosebee Thomas, wife to Jack Thomas, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018. Born in Anderson, a daughter to the late Clayton Sosebee and the late Gladys Lewis Sosebee, she was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished her family. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters, Phyllis Medlin of Philadelphia, PA, Nancy Medlin of Tampa, FL, Ellen...
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Bob Barnett Powell

July 14, 1935 - March 30, 2018

Bob Powell Easley Bob Barnett Powell, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30, 2018, surrounded by his family. Mr. Powell was a devoted and loving husband for nearly 56 years to the late Wanda Lou Powell. Born in Columbus, NC, a son to the late Lester Lee Powell and the late Emily Gurley Powell, Mr. Powell was a retired Supervisor at Dunean Plant after many years of service and was a...
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Hazel Lane

June 21, 1937 - March 26, 2018

Hazel Lane Greenville Hazel Lucille Morgan Lane, 80, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2018. Born in Greenville County, a daughter to the late Archie Grady Morgan and the late Icie Ragsdale Morgan, she was a former Textile employee who enjoyed her soap opera and was a great cook. She was especially known for her banana pudding. Surviving are a son, Travis Morgan...
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Jerry H. Merritt

May 4, 1950 - March 24, 2018

Jerry H. Merritt Piedmont, SC Jerry Herbert Merritt, 67, of Piedmont, passed away March 24, 2018 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Herbert Andrew and Nannie Mae Dilworth Merritt. Jerry retired from General Electric where he was a computer programmer for many years. He loved music and was able to play various instruments, his most favorite...
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Diana Tovrea Moody

March 13, 1954 - March 18, 2018

Diana Lynn T. Moody Liberty, SC Mrs. Diana Lynn Tovrea Moody, 64, wife of Robert Louis Moody, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018. Born in Aurora, IL, a daughter of the late James Charles and Mattie Frances Daughtry Tovrea, Mrs. Moody received her Associate degree from Tri-County Technical College and was the Manager of Faculty Services at Southern Wesleyan University. She was of the...
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Danny Joe Anders

August 21, 1950 - March 12, 2018

Danny Anders Easley Danny Joe Anders, 67, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018. Born in Greenville County, a son to the late Joe Anders and the late Bonnie Kate Mahaffey Anders, Danny graduated from Easley High School, Class of 1968. He retired from the S.C. Highway Patrol and proudly served in the US Army during Vietnam. Mr. Anders was a a licensed pilot and a cherished member of Rock...
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Carolyn Marie Starnes

January 22, 1945 - March 10, 2018

Carolyn Marie Starnes, 73, of Simpsonville, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018. Carolyn was the daughter of the late Charles Austin and Virginia Ann Southard Trotter. She was the owner of West Main Daycare in Pickens and was a member of Covenant Wesleyan Church in Reidsville, North Carolina. Surviving are her husband, Larry Starnes, of North Carolina; 2 sons, Todd Jones and his wife Ruth...
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Derek Lawrence Bayne

April 29, 1980 - March 7, 2018

Derek Bayne Easley Derek Lawrence Bayne, 37,husband to Kara Crouch Bayne, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Born in Greenville, a son to Phillip Bayne and the late Olivia Smith Bayne, he was a member of the Neighborhood Church in Easley who loved motorcycles, guns, and most of all, his family. Mr. Bayne proudly served his Country and retired from the US Army, 101st Airborne...
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Jane Stokes Orr

April 25, 1962 - March 4, 2018

Jane Orr Piedmont Mrs. Jane Stokes Orr, 55, loving wife to Michael R. Orr, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at her home. Born in Greenville, a daughter to the late Lamont V. Stokes and the late Doris Cunningham Stokes, she was a former accountant at BMW and a cherished member of Mount Airy Baptist Church in Easley. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters,...
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Charlotte Anita Boyles Reid

October 27, 1939 - March 3, 2018

Rev. Charlotte Anita Boyles Reid Easley, SC Rev. Charlotte Anita Boyles Reid, 78, wife of Rev. Toy Inman "Sonny" Reid, Jr., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Born in Eustis, FL, a daughter of the late William Clyde Boyles and the late Margaret Helm Boyles, Rev. Reid was the former Associate Pastor of Living Water Church and former owner of Reid & Associates...
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Todd James Gallina

April 21, 1969 - March 2, 2018

Todd Gallina Easley Todd James Gallina, 48, loving husband to Melissa Brooks Gallina, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018. Born in Milwaukee, WI, a son to Mrs. Christine Crimi Gallina and the late Greg Thomas Gallina, he was a proud US Army veteran, a loving husband and father who loved his wife and two beautiful daughters. He was an accomplished Server Administrator and a member of the...
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Judy Landreth

December 31, 1949 - February 27, 2018

Julia Diane Landreth, 68, of Piedmont, passed away February 27, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Etolia King Whitman. Judy enjoyed spending time with her siblings, children, grandchildren, and spoiling her dogs. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, and was an excellent baker. She was a member of Deliverance Tabernacle...
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Alva B. Gibson

May 24, 1935 - February 26, 2018

Alva Billy D. Gibson, 82, husband of the late Mary Madgeline Green Gibson, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at his home. Born in Decatur, AL, he was the son of the late O.D. and Addie Ellis Gibson. Mr. Gibson served our country in the US Air Force. He retired from Burns and McDonald Engineering and was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. Surviving are his stepson, John Mayfield and his...
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John Rollis Smith

October 31, 1946 - February 26, 2018

John Rollis Smith Simpsonville John Rollis Smith, 71, loving husband to Marlene Gilliam Smith for 43 years, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018, at his home. Born in Atlanta, GA, a son to the late Robert Ellis Smith and Juanita Bowden Smith, Mr. Smith was a former land surveyor. He was the Camp 36 Commander and a 2nd Brigade Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was also a...
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Jesse Kyle Petrocelli

January 21, 1983 - February 25, 2018

Jesse Petrocelli Easley Jesse Kyle Petrocelli, 35, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Born in Rota, Spain, a son to Kenneth Petrocelli and Rhonda Lynn Petrocelli, he was an amazing artist and specialized in tattooing, painting, and graffiti art. He was a kind and gentle soul who always lifted people up. He loved skateboarding, baseball, cars, and almost any type of music. Jesse was...
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Mary S. Cape

November 5, 1922 - February 23, 2018

Mary Sanders Cape, 95, passed away February 23, 2018. Born in Hartwell, GA, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Myrtle Alewine Sanders. Mary was employed in textiles for many years; but received her greatest joy while she worked in the daycare at Geer Memorial Baptist Church. Surviving are her three daughters, Sandra Oliver and her husband Danny, of Pelzer; Bobbie Watkins and her...
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Richard I. Dillon

August 11, 1942 - February 22, 2018

Richard I. Dillon, 75, of Easley, passed away February 22, 2018. Born in Gettysburg, PA, he was the son of the late John Francis and Lillian Mary Baker Dillon. The youngest of 14 children, Dick graduated from Gettysburg High School and joined the US Air Force. He retired from the Air National Guard after 42 years of service with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He was a member of St. Mary...
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Charles Delaine

June 6, 1959 - February 17, 2018

Charles Delaine Easley Charles Delaine, loving husband to Diane Smith Delaine, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Born in Bristol, TN, a son to John Douglas Manson and the late Betty Kittrel Manson, he was a Dentist in Flat Rock, NC and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Delaine loved hunting, fishing, and playing with his grandbabies. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son,...
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Annette Emerson Tanksley

March 5, 1933 - February 14, 2018

Annette Emerson Tanksley, 84, passed on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 with her family by her side. Born on March 5, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ada Griffin Emerson. Annette married James Talmadge Tanksley in 1951 and celebrated 67 years of marriage on February 3. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Sandy Cordell and her husband, Ron; two...
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Bing T. Day

September 3, 1939 - February 14, 2018

Bing Terry Day, 78, of Piedmont, passed away February 14, 2018. Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late Sam Day and Zelda Day Fant. Bing served our country in the United States Navy. He retired from John D. Hollingsworth after 35 years of service and was a member of St. Matthias Lutheran Church. Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Jan Lee Day; and his sister Jean Thomas....
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John Ernest Bradley, Jr.

October 13, 1955 - February 12, 2018

John Ernest Bradley, Jr of Pickens, SC, went to be with the Lord on February 12, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. His death followed several weeks of a recent illness. Johnny was born in Anderson, SC on October 13, 1955, the first and only son of John and Carol Bradley Sr. of Powdersville, SC. He was married to Floyce Brown Bradley until her death in 2006. He is survived by his current...
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Sandi Sparks Sitton

June 27, 1966 - February 10, 2018

Sandi S. Sitton Easley, SC Sandra "Sandi" Sparks Sitton, 51, of Elbert Clark Drive, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018. Born in Greenville County, she was the daughter of Lynn Hill Fortner of Easley and the late Ronald E. Sparks. Sandi was employed with Embassy Suites on Verde Boulevard in Greenville. She loved playing with her grandson, riding her motorcycle, painting, and horses....
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Talon Kade Gambrell

November 5, 1990 - February 7, 2018

Talon Kade Gambrell, 27, of Piedmont, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Born in Greenville, he was a son of Barry Neil and Kay Sizemore Gambrell. Talon graduated from Wren High School, Class of 2009. He received his Associate's degree in Nursing from Greenville Technical College and graduated in December from USC-Upstate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He was employed with St...
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Miron Walter Toth

July 16, 1940 - February 7, 2018

Lt. Col. Ret. Miron Walter Toth Piedmont, SC Lt. Col. Ret. Miron Walter Toth, 77, husband of Priscilla "Dean" Toth and the late Ann Toth, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at his home. Born in Chiminany, Czechoslovakia, the son of Mary Hric Toth of Michigan, and the late Andrej Toth, Mr. Toth was a graduate of Michigan State University where he received his Bachelor's degree and was...
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Jean N. Tuten

August 21, 1922 - February 4, 2018

Jean N. Tuten Powdersville, SC Jean Lois Nelson Tuten, 95, passed away February 4, 2018, while residing at the Magnolia's Assisted Living in Easley. She was born and educated in Chicago, IL., the daughter of the late Chester O. and Jennie Easterhouse Nelson. Her first marriage was to James E. Tate. She is survived by four children, Barbara J. Tate, Donna T. Royer, Dan R. Tate, and Ted M...
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Faye Blythe Upchurch

February 15, 1927 - February 4, 2018

Faye B. Upchurch Easley, SC Faye Blythe Upchurch, 90, of Easley, wife of the late William "Bill" Upchurch, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018. Born in Spartanburg, SC, she was a daughter of the late Denton and Virginia McCall Blythe. Mrs. Upchurch was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting. Surviving are her children, Michael Richard "Rick" Upchurch (Connie) of Townville, SC and Denise...
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Frances Beiers Tripp

May 11, 1922 - February 4, 2018

Frances B. Tripp Piedmont, SC Frances Beiers Tripp, 95, of Piedmont, wife of the late Harold Tripp, Sr., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday February 4, 2018. Born in Woodruff, SC, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Rosa Theo Beiers. Mrs. Tripp was a homemaker and faithful member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church. She loved her Lord and her church and was...
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Lane Boozer

January 13, 1961 - February 1, 2018

Lane Boozer Piedmont, SC Raymond "Lane" Boozer, 57, affectionately known as "Boozer" of River Road, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Piedmont. Born in Fort Walton Beach, FL on January 13, 1961, he was the son of Faye Hightower Hood and the late Raymond Boozer. Lane was retired from GE after more than 25 years of dedicated service. He was an avid Alabama Football fan…ROLL...
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Donald Milton Boggs

March 22, 1943 - January 31, 2018

Donald Milton Boggs, 74, of Greenwood, passed away January 31, 2018 at his home. Born in Clemson, he was the son of the late Herman and Carolyn Elrod Boggs. Don was a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Chemistry and received his Masters degree in Divinity from Erskine College. He retired from Ethox Chemical Company in Greenville after many years of service. Don loved to fish...
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Richard Frank Brown

October 28, 1971 - January 30, 2018

Richard Brown Easley Richard Frank Brown, 46, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Born in Greenville, a son to Mrs. Joyce Porter Brown and the late Carl Houston Brown, he was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Brown loved kayaking, fishing, motorcycling, bicycling, and all types of animals. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are sons, Dillon Ellison and Jared O'Shields, both...
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Levy G. Henderson

May 9, 1951 - January 28, 2018

Levy G. Henderson Greenville Mr. Levy Gerald Henderson, loving husband to Peggy Allard Henderson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Born in West Columbia, TX, a son to the late John David Henderson and the late Bessie Keith Henderson, he was a retired Minister for United Pentecostal Church after fifty years of service and was a cherished member of Life Restoration Center...
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Margaret F. Limbaugh

December 12, 1928 - January 28, 2018

Margaret Foster Limbaugh, 89, wife of the late Ammon Matthew Limbaugh, Jr., passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018. Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Columbus Ransom Foster and Myrlie Black Foster. Mrs. Limbaugh was a homemaker and member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Surviving are her children, Douglas Limbaugh, Matt Limbaugh, Bryan Limbaugh all of Easley, Brenda...
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Denis C. Stone

June 25, 1940 - January 20, 2018

Denis C. Stone Easley Denis C. Stone, loving husband to Karen Sabo Stone for 55 wonderful years, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Born in Cleveland, OH, a son to the late Bernard Stone and the late Ethel Holda Stone, he was the owner and operator of L & W Manufacturing and was of the Lutheran Faith. Mr. Stone proudly served his Country in the U.S. Air Force for six years. He...
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Claire Fontaine Rice

January 7, 2018

Claire Fontaine Rice Greenville, SC Claire Fontaine Rice, 84, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 7, 2018 surrounded by family. She was born on November 13th, 1933, in Shreveport, LA to Ruby Brown and John Edward Fontaine. They moved to Beaumont, then to Houston, Texas. She graduated from Lamar High School and attended Mary Baldwin College. On her way to Virginia for her freshman year,...
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Suresh R. Patel

October 28, 1963 - January 5, 2018

Suresh R. Patel Rock Hill Suresh Ravjibhai Patel, loving husband to Varsha Suresh Patel, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born in Bombay, India, a son to the late Ravjibhai T. Patel and the late Vimalaben R. Patel, he loved playing cricket, flying kites, but mostly, playing with his beloved granddaughter. Surviving, in addition to his...
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Sharla Rae Miller

May 29, 1965 - January 4, 2018

Sharla Rae Miller Easley Sharla Rae Miller, loving wife to John Miller, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Born in Washington, D.C., a daughter to the late Daniel Edgar Caulk, Jr. and Mrs. Geraldine Held Caulk, she was a former Environmental Lab Technician and a cherished member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Miller loved taking care of her two wonderful children, cooking,...
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Harlie Hale Coomer, Sr.

February 8, 1920 - January 4, 2018

Harlie H. Coomer, Sr. Liberty Harlie Hale Coomer, Sr., husband to the late Ethel Bennett Coomer, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Born in Marshall County, KY, a son to the late Eddie Coomer and the late Ora Collins Coomer, He was a retired Carpenter and General Contractor and proudly served for the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Coomer was of the Baptist faith. He loved his...
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Nita Bowie Brunson

March 17, 1930 - January 1, 2018

Nita Brunson Cleveland, SC Juanita "Nita" Bowie Brunson, 87, of Cleveland, SC, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. Born in Ninety Six, SC, she was a daughter of the late Tabitha Gaynell Blanchett and Thomas Kirkland Bowie. After her birth the family later moved to Greenwood, SC. There she finished Greenwood High School then enrolling in the nursing program at...
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Bennie V. Ballew, Jr.

May 1, 1945 - December 31, 2017

Bennie V. Ballew, Jr. Piedmont Bennie Ballew, Jr., loving husband to Lynn McWhite Ballew, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Born in Greenville, a son to the late Bennie V. Ballew, Sr. and the late Catherine McNeely Ballew, he was a retired Industrial Mechanic and loved building things, hiking, kayaking ,and everything outdoors. Surviving, in addition to his wife are...
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Gary "Petey" Cooper

June 23, 1945 - December 27, 2017

Gary "Petey" Cooper Piedmont Gary Virgil "Petey" Cooper, loving husband to Bobbie Lesley Cooper for 52 wonderful years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at his home. Born in Greenville County, a son to the late Virgil W. Cooper and the late Clara Gibson Cooper, he was a former Supervisor at Kemet Electronics and was a cherished member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church. ...
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Annabelle Orr Hawkins

November 18, 1931 - December 25, 2017

Annabelle Orr Hawkins, 86, of Syracuse Road, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, December 25, 2017 at Brookdale Easley. Born in Greenville, Anna was the daughter of the late Otis McKay and Leona Childress Orr. She was preceded in death by her husband James Edward Hawkins in 2002. Mrs. Hawkins retired from JP Stevens and was a member of Mt. Airy Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School...
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Otto Ei

November 20, 1927 - December 23, 2017

Otto Ei Easley Otto Oscar Ei, loving husband to Marjorie Grymes Ei for 70 wonderful years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at his home. Born in Baltimore, MD, a son to the late Ferdinand Ei and the late Valerie Bracka Ei, he was a retired Tractor Operator for Bethlehem Steel Mill after 46 years of service and a cherished member of Saint Matthias Lutheran Church in...
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Arthur "Art" Connolly

October 23, 1941 - December 22, 2017

Arthur "Art" Connolly Easley Arthur "Art" Connolly, 76, husband to Sharon Howard Connolly, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2017, at his home. Born in Rossmore, WV, a son to the late Paul Connolly and the late Ottie Maynard Bryant, he was a retired Machinist at General Electric Lighting and Quartz Plants after 34 years of service. Mr. Connolly proudly served his Country in the U.S....
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Faith Diane McDonald

November 26, 1948 - December 19, 2017

Faith Diane McDonald Simpsonville Faith Diane McDonald, loving wife and best friend to Robert A. McDonald, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, surrounded by her family. Diane had a true servant's heart, always giving more and loving more than you could ever do for her. She has left her unforgettable imprint on so many...
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Robert "Robbie" Burns, Jr.

April 22, 1968 - December 16, 2017

Robbie Burns Gray Court, SC Robert G. "Robbie" Burns, Jr., 49, of Gray Court, passed away December 16, 2017. Born in Greenville County, he was the son of Robert G. Burns, Sr. of Anderson, and Nancy Hanks Daniel of Gray Court. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his brothers, Nathan Burns, of Williamston and Brandon Gunter of Fountain Inn; stepbrother, Bryan Keith Hammond of...
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Walter David Moon

January 18, 1931 - December 16, 2017

Walter David Moon, 86, of Easley, went home to be with the Lord on December 16, 2017. Born in Honea Path, SC, he was the son of the late William David and Elizabeth Ford Moon. David served our country in the United States Army. He retired from Fiber Webb and was a member of Bible Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon. Surviving, are his loving wife, Nellie Crane Moon; his children,...
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Brenda Kay Ingram

November 11, 1949 - December 16, 2017

Brenda Kay Ingram, 68, wife of David Ingram, passed away December 16, 2017. Born in Newport News, VA, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mable Vaughan. Brenda was a member of the Pool Players League and the Easley Extraordinary Women's Club. She was an avid card player, loved to craft and paint rocks and also volunteered with the book sale at the Greenville Literacy Association. ...
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William Bill Johnston

December 8, 1932 - December 14, 2017

William Johnston Easley William "Bill" Herbert Johnston, loving husband to Helga Marie Johnston, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Gary, Indiana, a son to the late William Grant Johnston and the late Mary Catherine Holbrook Johnston, he was a member of Eternal Shephard Lutheran Church in Seneca and proudly served in the U...
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Betty Bailey

April 19, 1931 - December 13, 2017

Betty Bailey Easley Betty Blackwell Bailey, 86, wife of the late Johnny Marshall Bailey, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Mrs. Bailey was born in Rutherford County, NC and was the daughter of the late, Harry Blackwell and Mittie Jenkins Blackwell Greene. She was retired from Southern Bank and Trust and was a member of Easley First Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter,...
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Wanda Jean Tripp

March 28, 1950 - December 8, 2017

Wanda Jean Tripp Piedmont Mrs. Wanda Jean Coleman Tripp, 67, wife of James Henry Tripp, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017, at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville. Born in Pickens County, the daughter of the late Clinton Allen Coleman, Sr. and the late Thelma Coleman West, Mrs. Tripp was a former LPN for North Hill Medical Center and was a member of Agape Baptist Church in Piedmont. ...
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Taylor Evans

March 24, 1995 - December 1, 2017

Taylor Quinton Evans, 22, of Easley, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017. Born in Greenville, Taylor graduated from Wren High School, Class of 2013. He attended The Citadel, a member of the Charlie Company. Currently he was a senior at Clemson University majoring in Pre Veterinary Science. Taylor worked for Study Hall and Clemson Beef Cattle Research Farm. He was a member of the...
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Bernard J. "BJ" Betham

August 14, 1957 - November 30, 2017

Bernard J. Betham, 60, of Easley, passed away November 30, 2017. Born in Mt. Clemens and raised in New Haven, MI, he was the son of the late Bernard and Claudette Betham. BJ retired from GE after many years of service. He loved Michigan football, hunting and fishing. He never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone. He will be greatly missed. Surviving are his two daughters,...
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Pamela Verdun Garcia

December 23, 1964 - November 29, 2017

Pamela Verdun Garcia, 52, of Easley, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Born in New Orleans, LA, she was the daughter of the late Victor Raymond Verdun, Sr., and Mary Ortis Verdun Balmaceda. Surviving are her loving husband, Gaudencio Garcia Gutierrez; her sons, Melvin Kennedy, Johnathan Kennedy and Michael Ramos; her daughters, Yvonne Sanders and Sarah Mendez; her brothers, Victor...
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James "Jim" O. Vaughn

November 11, 1925 - November 24, 2017

James "Jim" O. Vaughn Belton James "Jim" Oscar Vaughn, 92, loving husband to Jean Bagwell Vaughn, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017, at his home. Born in Honea Path, a son to the late Vernon Freeman Vaughn and Carrie Gambrell Vaughn, he was retired from BASF in Anderson after 18 years of service and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Vaughn proudly served in the US Army during...
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Hilda M. Dragos

April 3, 1926 - November 21, 2017

Hilda M. Dragos Easley Hilda Mae McGee Tripp Dragos went to be with her Lord and Savior November 21, 2017. Hilda is survived by a brother, Billy McGee (Julia); nieces, Nancy Land and Rebecca Hood (David); a nephew, Michael McGee; a great-niece, Michelle McGee; great-nephews, Gregg Land, Jonathan Hood, Justin Hood, and Colton McGee; great-great-nephew, Kaleb Hood; and great-great-niece,...
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Joseph A. Jurkovic

November 4, 1946 - November 20, 2017

Joseph Jurkovic Easley, SC Joseph Anthony Jurkovic, loving husband to Ruby Burkhardt Jurkovic, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Canton, OH, he was son to the late Anthony and Pauline Lechner Jurkovic. He was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Easley, SC. Surviving, along with his wife, are a son, Eric Jurkovic (Kim) of New...
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James "Jim" Boyce Couch

May 17, 1940 - November 19, 2017

James "Jim" Boyce Couch, 77, loving husband to Nancy Sue Chambers Couch, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Born in Greenville, a son to the late John and Ruth Barkley Couch, Mr. Couch was a retired Welder from G and M Mechanical in Mauldin. He was a cherished member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and was a member of the Prayer Warriors Bible Fellowship Class. Surviving,...
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Gary Ray Truett

March 21, 1950 - November 18, 2017

Gary Ray Truett, of Piedmont, passed away November 18, 2017. Born March 21, 1950 in Waynesville, NC, he was the son of the late Paul and Sara Truett. Gary graduated from Greer High School, Class of 1968, and attended Clemson University. He had a career in the trucking industry that spanned 50 years with J. Grady Randolph, Industrial Metal Processing and Pilot Freight Carriers. He attended...
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