Category Archives: Obituaries

Beloved restaurateur Joe Lesley passes away

Joe H. Lesley

Easley — Joe Harrison Lesley, 77, of Easley, known to many as “Hot Dog,” went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

Born Oct. 9, 1939, in Easley, the son of the late Jack and Blanche Hughey Lesley, Joe was a graduate of Easley High School and attended North Greenville Junior College.

Joe was the proud and well known owner and operator of Joe’s Ice Cream Parlor. He received the Small Business of the Year award and served on the Cornerstone Bank Advisory Board. Joe had a passion for sports, where he was a frequent spectator, and was inducted into the Easley High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a faithful member of Easley First Baptist Church, where he belonged to the ER Eller Sunday School class.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Keasler Lesley; two daughters,

Courier Obituaries 8-16-17

Edward L. Scruggs

Pickens — Edward L. Scruggs, 85, the husband of Juanita C. Scruggs, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Mr. Scruggs was born in Oconee County, the son of the late Lee Roy and Grace Elizabeth Revis Scruggs.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Scruggs (Marie) of Pickens; two daughters, Joan Turner (Tony) of Pickens and Kathy Sipe (Sonny) of Pickens; three granddaughters, Kristi Oxendine (Johnny), Lori Foster and

Courier Obituaries 8-9-17

Bradley Charles Coleman

Liberty — Bradley Charles Coleman, 57, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at Capstone Rehab. Mr. Coleman was born in Easley, son of Blonnie Winona Sentell Coleman and Franklin Calvin Coleman of the home. He loved Elvis, people and music.

Survivors include parents, two brothers, Andy Coleman (Sherry) of Liberty

Courier Obits 8-2-17

Joseph E. Holliday

Central — Joseph Edward “Joe” Holliday, 74, of 136 Knoll View Road, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at his residence.

Born in Six Mile, he was a son of the late Blease and Hazel Hooper Holliday. He was a retired self-employed painter. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and his dog, Cheyenne. He also loved reading his bible and attending church at Six

Courier Obituaries 7-26-17

Terry Kennie Gilstrap

Liberty — Terry Kennie Gilstrap, 60, of 146 Leroy Drive, died Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.

Born in Greenville, he was the husband of Elaine Nimmons Gilstrap of the home and the son of Joseph Kennie and Gladys Duncan “Cricket” Gilstrap, both of Liberty. Mr. Gilstrap enjoyed coin collecting and was of the Baptist

Courier Obituaries 7-19-17

Bruce Farmer

Easley — Bruce Thompson Farmer, 77, of 114 Shallowford Road, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Born in Greenville, he was the husband of Linda Donald Farmer and the son of the late Nathan Ovander and Frances Hanks Farmer. He was a retired electrician from Huntington and Guerry and was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Sherri Owen (Tony) and Lavada

Courier Obituarties 7-12-17

David Nathan Dyer

Pickens — David Nathan Dyer, 76, went to be with his Lord on July 2, 2017, in Greenville.

Mr. Dyer is the son of the late William L. Dyer and Myrtle Breazeal Dyer.

Mr. Dyer retired as construction carpenter for Harold Moore Builders. He was a

Courier Obituaries 7-5-17

Joseph Wellborn

Travelers Rest — Joseph Paul Lee Wellborn, 28, fiancé of Kenzi Jaquith, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

Mr. Wellborn is the son of Lavonna Mosley (Scott) of Pickens and Joey Wellborn of Spindale, N.C.

Survivors include his grandparents, Joyce Owens, Debbie Moore, Gary Wellborn

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

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