Category Archives: Obituaries

Courier Obituaries 7-23-14

Floyd Ramey

Liberty — Floyd Lee Ramey, 61, of 122 Patterson Road died peacefully, Tuesday July 15, 2014 at his residence after a 4 year courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Pickens, he was the husband of Carolyn Kay Reece Ramey of the home and a son of the late Roy and Lula Bell Barton Ramey. He was retired from Climate Control and loved watching all types of racing. He also loved attending church at Liberty Church of God of Prophecy.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Lisa James(Rex) of Spartanburg, Terri White(Tony) of Pickens,

Courier Obits 7-16-14

Kay Alexander

Liberty — Lolita Kay Ruth Watson Alexander, 61, wife of Virgil Clifton Alexander, died Wednesday, July 9 at St. Francis Hospital.

Born in Valdosta, Ga., to the late Angus Terrell Watson, Sr., and Kathryn Lolita Byrd Smith, Kay was a graduate of Tri-County Technical College where she also worked in the Admissions Department.

She enjoyed swimming, making jewelry, Pandora bracelets, as well as other crafts, attending yard sales and spending time with her grandchildren who meant so much to her.

Mrs. Alexander was also a dedicated primary member of the Easley Chapter 200 O.E.S, and a duel member of the

Courier Obits 7-9-14


PICKENS — Edgar O. Holder, 92, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca.

He was the son of Ossie Crawford Holder and Christine Parsons Holder. After high school he went to work for Poinsett Lumber Company as a lumber inspector and dry kiln operator. Around 1950 while still working at the lumber mill he started working with his cousin Dwight Holder selling perpetual care cemetery property. In 1955 he resigned from Poinsett to concentrate on the cemetery business. He built a 40 year career in the cemetery business. During that time he served 20 years on the South Carolina Cemetery Board and was past president of the South Carolina Cemetery Association. He was a member of the Hejaz Shrine Temple for several decades and rode his Tennessee Walking horse with the Hejaz Horse Patrol. He we past president of the Southeastern Shrine Horse Patrol Association.

In 1960 he organized Ace Sales and Consultants that combined cemetery operations with real estate investing

Courier Obits 7-2-14

Dakota Jacks

Pickens — Dakota Jacks was the son of George Barry and Lyle Patricia Hendricks

Dakota Jacks

Dakota Jacks

Jacks. He was born in Easley on April 1, 1999. He attended Pickens High School, where he was an Honor Student and member of the rising sophomore class.

He was involved in numerous activities at school, including Junior ROTC, Beta Club, and Blue Line Bluegrass.

He was a member of Pickens View Wesleyan Church where he was actively involved in the 512 Student Ministry. He enjoyed many outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family. He also spent his summers ministering to special needs children.

Survivors include his parents, his brother Dylan Matthew Jacks of Easley and Dylan’s fiancé Jessie Fickenworth. Also surviving are his Grandparents Patricia Hendricks (widow of the late P. Sherman Hendricks) of Easley, Robert and Virginia Wilson of Canon, Ga., and George and Louise Jacks of Piedmont. In addition are a number of loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service was held Sunday, June 29 at 4 p.m. in Pickens View Wesleyan Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation for Pediatric TEAM Center or to the youth group of Pickens View Wesleyan Church.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Jacks family.

Leigh Robinson

Liberty — Elizabeth Leatrice “Leigh” Lewis Robinson, 89, of 109 Venture Drive died Tuesday at Redeemer Health & Rehab in Pickens.

Born in Iva, she was the widow of Claude Edgar “Ed” Robinson, Jr. and a daughter of the late William Ralph and Lillian Howell Lewis. She was retired from Clemson University and most recently worked at Hardee’s in Liberty. She was a member of Ruhamah Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl Gilliam of Seneca; a son, Jimmy “Butch” Houston (Pat) of Clover; two sisters, Glenda Garrett of Seneca and Barbara Ivey of Utah; three granddaughters, Kim, Kelly and Fara; and five great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by a brother, Bill Lewis; and a grandson, Scotty Gilliam.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Robinson were held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial was at Abbott Cemetery.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Charles Delozier

Easley — Charles Alvin Delozier, 87, husband of the late Frances Bernice Smith Delozier, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Baptist Easley Hospital.

Born in Fairmont, to the late Elmer and Evelyn Pitts Delozier, Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He went on to work at Fiber Industries where he was a computer technician until his retirement. Charles loved sports, but his favorites were baseball and football. He never missed a game when his Atlanta Braves or University of South Carolina Gamecocks were playing.

He is survived by two sons, Dwayne Delozier (Teresa) and Thomas Delozier (Kathey); a daughter, Therese Goforth; three grandchildren, Michelle Alexandria Cooper, Christopher David Adams and Travis Lee Delozier; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Bud Delozier.

There are no funeral arrangements at this time.

The family members are at their respective residences.

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

Aileen Smith Bowen

Pickens — Aileen Smith Bowen, 83, of 814 Old Bethlehem School Road, Pickens died Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Aileen was born in Oconee County and was the daughter of the late Freeman Smith and Lucille Whitt. She was retired from Ryobi Company and a member of East Pickens Baptist Church. Aileen loved flowers and gardening and was an avid Clemson Tiger Fan. She will be fondly remembered for her sparkling blue eyes and fun loving personality.

Survivors include her son Tommy, daughter-in-law Jeannie and her beloved grandson, Cody and her precious dog “Snoopy”. Surviving, also are two brothers Ralph Smith of Townville and Wilton “Dickie” Smith of North Carolina.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Guy Bowen and three sisters and five brothers.

Graveside service was Saturday June 28 at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens. The Rev. Jamie Duncan officiated the service.

Memorials may be made to East Pickens Baptist Church, 2244 Gentry Memorial Highway, Pickens, S.C., 29671, or McCall Hospice House, 1836 West Georgia Road Simpsonville, S.C. 29680.

Dillard Funeral is assisting the Bowen family.

Lois Inez Britton

Pickens — Lois Patterson Britton, 92, wife of the late Ansel Britton died on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Born in Pickens County, she was the daughter of the late Clove Evatt and Tillman Patterson. Lois was retired from Sangamo Electric and was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church for over 60 years.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend whose love of the Lord showed in all she did.

Surviving are her children, Lucille Maltby, Juanita Stewart (Buddy), Carolyn Frady of Michigan, Judy Chandler (Terry), Jackie Alexander (David) of Liberty, Larry Britton, Donnie Britton (Cindy), Ernie Britton (Glennon) and Scott Britton (Nancy) all of Pickens; 12 grandchildren, Jamie Stewart, Shannon Gibson, Melissa Roper, Amanda Snyder, Jenna Eller, Cory Chapman, Robbie Frady, David Alexander, Jr., Adam Alexander, Eric Britton and Tiffany Cable; 22 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and two sisters, Velma Lesley of Conway and Ruby Guy of Spartanburg.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Darlene Britton, an infant girl, a grandchild, BJ Stewart and two great grandchildren, Christian Hunter Chapman and Megan Evatt. Lois had several half brothers and sisters.

Graveside services were held on Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m. Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Britton family.

Frances Bernice Wilson

Pickens — Frances Bernice Wilson, age 80, wife of the late Harry N. Wilson, Jr. died Thursday June 26, 2014 at Manna Health and Rehab Pickens.

Mrs. Wilson was born in Pickens County and the daughter of the late Bessie Reeves Stansell and Doil Stansell. Mrs. Wilson was of the Baptist faith and loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include three sons; Harry N. Wilson III and wife Dee Dee of Powderville, Donnie Ray Wilson and wife Lisa of Pickens, Mark Allen Wilson of Easley, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Wilson was predeceased by her husband, parents and three brothers; Lloyd Stansell, B.C. Stansell and Ray Stansell.

Funeral Service was Saturday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at Greenville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. Entombment was in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Dream Center of Easley, 400 W D Ave., Easley, SC 29640, Pickens County Humane Society, 500 Five Forks Road, Liberty, SC 29657, Mary’s House in Easley, 206 W B Ave., Easley, SC 29640.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Wilson family.


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