Category Archives: Obituaries

Courier Obituaries 4-15-15

8-6 Page 5A.inddLynne Hammond

Easley — Sarah Lynne Freeman Hammond, 45, of Edgemont Street, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital.

Born in Greenville County, a daughter of Evelyn Gillespie Freeman and the late James Malcolm Freeman, Lynne was a radiologic technician and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are a sister, Beth Freeman Miller (Robert) of Piedmont,

Courier Obituaries 4-8-15

8-6 Page 5A.inddRobbie F. Mauldin

Clemson — Robbie Faith Mauldin died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at her home in Clemson.

 Born in Central, she was a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Eva Powers Mauldin.  In her 50 year career with Norfolk Southern Railway she served as Depot Agent in Georgia, North Carolina and many locations in South Carolina. She was a long time member of Clemson United Methodist Church.

Courier Obits 3-25-15

8-6 Page 5A.inddGeorge Leonard Crum

Easley ­— Mr. George Leonard Crum, 82, husband of Etta Clardy Crum, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at his home.

Born in Pickens County, a son of the late James Edgar and Georgia Ellen Ross Crum, Mr. Crum was self employed and a member of Arial United Methodist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 46 years, are two daughters, Lisa Crum and Donna Lambert, both of Easley; one brother, Ross Crum (Peggy) of Easley; two sisters, Lucille Lesley and Grace

Courier Obituaries 3-18-15

8-6 Page 5A.inddIna Ruth Watson Owen

Central — Ruth Watson Owen died on March 6, 2015.

She was born on May 30, 1923, to the late Leo Woody Benjamin and Sallie Brown Watson. She worked at Morris and Co. in Pickens for 30 years. She attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Central.

Ruth is survived by her niece Rhonda Barton (Johnny) and her niece Gayle Thurn (Brad), along with many other family members and friends.

Ruth was predeceased by her beloved husband William Clinton “Clint” Owen and her brother

Courier Obituaries 3-11-15

8-6 Page 5A.inddBERTHA M. DURAN

CLEMSON — Bertha Stroneski Duran, 95, of 205 Blue Ridge Drive, died peacefully on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Lila Doyle Nursing Home in Seneca.

Born in New London, Conn., she was the widow of Eloy A. Duran and a daughter of the late Charles and Helen Snoesky Stronesky. She worked in manufacturing prior to retirement and

Courier Obituaries 3-4-15

8-6 Page 5A.inddJUDY GODFREY

EASLEY — Judy Cantrell Godfrey, 71, of 504 East Second Avenue, died, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital.

Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Coke Wesley and Vera McQueen Cantrell. Mrs. Godfrey retired as a registered nurse and was of the Protestant faith. She was a

Courier Obituaries 2-25-15


EASLEY — Mary Sue McJunkins, 81, wife of the late Charles Newton McJunkins, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Baptist Easley Hospital.

Born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Carvin Otis and Annie Mae Waldrop Satterfield, Mrs. McJunkins retired from Home Health Care and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Dale McJunkins (Tina) of Easley; a daughter, Tonya McAlister (Robert) of

Courier Classified 2-18-15


PICKENS — Helen Craig Scruggs Howland, 93, of 519 Wolf Creek School Road, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Manna Health & Rehab in Pickens.

Born in Pickens, she was the widow of Merle Howland a daughter of the late Rev. Clarence Craig and Ada Brown Craig.

She was a member of Blue Ridge View Baptist Church and throughout her life one of her

Courier Obituaries 2-11-15

8-6 Page 5A.inddLEWIS EARL


EASLEY — Mr. Lewis “Earl” Gilstrap Jr., 66, husband of Emily Blackburn Gilstrap, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at his home.

Born in Greenville County, a son of the late Lewis Earl Gilstrap, Sr. and the late Mary Hunter Gilstrap, Mr. Gilstrap was a graduate of Easley High School and Clemson University with a Masters Degree and later received his EDS. He

Courier Obits 2-4-15

8-6 Page 5A.inddJOHN BROCK

SUNSET — John Charles Brock, 64, died, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.

He was born in Pickens County, son of the late William Frank and Jessie Mae Garrett Brock. He was formerly employed with Greenwood Mills and later Liberty Denim.

Survivors include daughters, Lisa Alexander (Khol) of Pickens; Heather Brock (Brian Reid) of Simpsonville; and Kimberley Hale (Andreas) of Travelers Rest; grandchildren, Trent, Trevor and Kirk Alexander, Alexandra Brock and Charleston Hipps, and a great grandchild, Emilee Alexander. Also surviving is his partner, Jennifer Emerson of Liberty and her children, Jeremy,

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