Category Archives: Obituaries

Courier Obituaries 6-28-17

T. Eugene “Flip” Waldrop

Easley — T. Eugene “Flip” Waldrop, 71, passed away June 19, 2017.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Clarence and Ada Waldrop. Eugene retired from Alice Manufacturing and was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are his two sons, Phillip Waldrop of Pendleton and Joshua Waldrop of Greenville; a sister, Mary Greene of Easley; and two grandchildren, Noah and

Courier Obits 6-21-17

Virginia Crawford

Liberty — Virginia Gravitt Crawford, 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville.

Born in Gainesville, Ga., she was the wife of Charles Robert “Bob” Crawford of the home and a daughter of the late Fletcher Bell and Mary Myrtlean McIntyre Gravitt. Through the years, Mrs. Crawford was not only a homemaker and foster mother to

Courier Obits 6-14-17

Carlos “Bud” Alexander

Easley — Mr. Carlos Irvin “Bud” Alexander, 81, husband of Audrey Ethylene Childs Alexander, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, June 5, 2017.

Born in Pickens County, a son of the late M.C. Alexander and Jeanette Brown

Courier Obituaries 6-7-17

Cora Lee Pickens

EASLEY — Peacefully on the morning of May 22, 2017, The Lord called Cora Lee Pickens home to get her eternal rest.

She was born on Oct. 30, 1938, to the late Waddy and Ethel Bowens. Cora was a lady of few words but had a heart of gold and would give her last to please others.

Cora passed away peacefully at Baptist Easley Hospital.

Cora was a hard worker and was an employee of Easley Living Center for many years

Courier Obituaries 5-31-17

Suzy Chappell

Central — Rhonda Lynn “Suzy” Hendricks Chappell, 54, of 302 Taylor St., died Monday, May 22, 2017, at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca.

Born in Easley, she was the daughter of Carol Glenda Hughes Chastain of Central and the late Jesse Ruben Hendricks. She had previously worked at American Funeral Financial and was of the Church of God faith.

Surviving, in addition to her mother of Central, are two daughters, Stephanie Hopkins of Liberty and Brittany Chappell of Belton; six grandchildren, Tim Swaney, McKenzie Swaney, Jesi Trotter, Chase Hopkins, Everleigh Greer and Tiffany

Courier Obituaries 5-24-17

Lieutenant Evan Robert Callahan

Pickens — 2LT Evan Robert Callahan, U.S. Army, 23, died Monday, May 15, 2017, while on active duty at Fort Benning, Ga.

Lt. Callahan was born in Boynton Beach, Fla., a son of Kevin Flanagan and

Courier Obits 5-17-17

Sue Winchester Smith

Shelby, N.C. — Sue Winchester Smith, 81, died May 2, 2017, at home surrounded by family.

Born in Pickens, she was a daughter of the late David Luke and Mattie Christine Evans Winchester. She was a member of First Baptist Church serving on several committees. Sue earned degrees from Furman and Winthrop universities. She taught business education at Shelby High School for 31 years, followed by

Mildred Himes

Eustis, Fla. — Mildred Herd Himes, 85, formerly of Liberty, passed away on April 28, 2017, at home in Florida.

Born in Pickens County, she was the daughter of Dennis Guy and Nora Elizabeth Smith Herd. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Liberty.

Surviving are four children, Roger Johnston (Judi) of Arlington, Va., Kathy Honeycutt (Hugh) of Tavares,

Courier Obituaries 5-3-17

Marie Thomason

Easley — Donna Marie Cassell Thomason, 47, of 742 Pistol Club Road, passed away peacefully Monday, April 24, 2017, at The Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.

Born in Easley, she was the wife of Terry “Longbraid” Thomason and the daughter of Bobby James and Judy Holden Cassell. She worked at The Corner Drug Store in Pickens and enjoyed many other things, including woodcarving, crafts, traveling, riding motorcycles and sitting on

Courier Obituaries 4-26-17

John C. Futrell

Dacusville — John Carl Futrell, 72, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

John was born in Roane County, Tenn., a son of the late John Henry and Mary Ethel Smith Futrell. He was a retired carpenter and he was a member of Jones Hill Church of God.

Survivors include a son, Michael Futrell; and daughters, Teresa Cox and Sandra Moore; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Barbara Warf, Sandra Laws, Charlene Mulkey, Brenda Howard, and Elizabeth Pangle and brothers, Herschel Futrell, Winston Futrell, Don Futrell, Earl Futrell, and David Lee Futrell. John is also survived by

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