Category Archives: Obituaries
Central — Sybil Kelly Frazier, 95, of 1307 Johnson Road, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at Manna Health and Rehab in Pickens.
Born in Six Mile, she was the widow of Russell L. Frazier and a daughter of the late Guy and Esther Jenkins Kelly.
She was retired from Sangamo Electric. She loved reading and crossword puzzles. She was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and church organist for more than 35 years.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Sandy Gillespie (Roy) of Liberty; two sisters, Mary Lou “Patsy” Durham of Six Mile and Barbara Roberts of Pickens; two granddaughters, Jennifer Brenner (Mike) and Ronda Lenart (Bob); and two great-grandchildren, Eden Rose and Mason Brenner.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Lewis Frazier; a sister, Helen Frazier; and a brother, Guy Kelly.
Funeral services for Mrs. Frazier were held Nov. 12 in the Camp Creek Baptist Church sanctuary, with burial following in the church cemetery.
Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements. www.libertymortuary.com
KATHIE MARIE BAILEY
EASLEY — Kathie Marie Bailey, 60, of Easley, wife of Freddie Lee Bailey, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.
Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of Audrey Grace Darnell Chastain and the late Claude Edward Chastain.
Kathie was a member of Calvary First Baptist Church and loved her family.
Surviving, in addition to her loving husband of 35 years, are four children, Robert Lee Bailey (Laura), Freddie J. Bailey, and Erica Menhennett; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one great-grandchild on the way; and two brothers, Monroe and Roy Chastain.
A graveside service was held Nov. 13 in Graceland Cemetery West.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home is assisting the family.
ELLIE MCCREIGHT SKELTON
Easley — Mrs. Ellie McCreight Skelton, 88, wife of the late Charles Skelton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at Foothills Presbyterian Home in Easley.
Born in Greenwood, a daughter of the late Samuel Walker McCreight and the late Maggie Elizabeth McCreight, Mrs. Skelton was a graduate of Ninety Six High School and Anderson College, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. She was a member of Easley Presbyterian Church, where she was the former president of the Women of the Church and the former overseer of the church reception committee. Ellie was a former Girl Scout leader and a devoted volunteer for Foothills Presbyterian Home in Easley.
Surviving are a daughter, Libby O’Neill (Bill) of Ellijay, Ga.; four grandsons, Chris Callicott, McClure King (Mackenzie), McCreight King (Sarah Kathryn) and McClain King; and two great-grandchildren, Carter King and Ellie Kathryn King. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Skelton was predeceased by a daughter, Charlene S. Barbary; a brother, Herndon W. McCreight; and two sisters, Vera M. Hendricks and Myra McCreight.
Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at Easley Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Dr. Bill Seel and Rev. Christie Gravely officiating, with entombment following in the Chapel of Reflections Mausoleum of Robinson Memorial Gardens, 1425 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC 29642.
Flowers will be accepted, and memorials may be made to Easley Presbyterian Church, 200 South 1st St., Easley, SC 29640, or to Lutheran Hospice, 429 North Main St., Suite 3, Greenville, SC 29601.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.
JON ARGOS PITTARD
SUNSET — Jon Argos Pittard, 58, of Sunset, husband of Barbara Fleury Pittard, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.
Born in Jacksonville, Fla., he was a son of the late Kaye Ballard Pittard. Jon was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Pickens, where he served as a deacon.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by one daughter, Bailey Pittard Naylor (Brendon); one son, Austin Pittard (Amy); and a half-sister, Sherry Riesinger.
The visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, from 4-5:45 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Northwest, with a funeral service to follow at 6 p.m. in the Northwest chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greenville, 301 University Ridge, #5000, Greenville, SC 29601.
Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com
Easley — Joe Anders, 94, born Feb. 27, 1921, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home.
Born in Transylvania County, N.C., he was the son of the late Augustus Mamorn Anders and Rosa Lee Smith Anders.
Surviving are his sons, Danny Anders and Steve Anders (Michelle); grandchildren, Jonathan Anders (Caroline), Michael Anders (Beth), Joe Anders and Erin Anders; great-grandchildren, Lauren Anders, Blake Anders and Daniel Anders; and a special God-given friend, Anne Tant. Mr. Anders was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Bonnie Kate Mahaffey Anders, four sisters and three brothers. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Joe retired from Woodside Mill of Easley in 1982. He relocated to Easley in 1949 to become the athletic director at Easley Mill and also a player/manager of the Woodside Mill baseball team in the Cottonwood Textile League. Prior to moving to Easley, Joe played for the Greenville Spinners before entering military service. Mr. Anders was a World War II veteran, having served the U.S. Army in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Joe was very popular in the community during his later years for his tireless efforts to get his friend and mentor “Shoeless” Joe Jackson reinstated into baseball and inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
A service to celebrate Mr. Anders’ life will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. at Easley First Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Robinson Memorial Gardens in Easley, with military honors.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-2:45 p.m. in the church narthex of Easley First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the “Shoeless” Joe Jackson Museum, P.O. Box 4755, Greenville, SC 29608.
The family is at their respective homes.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.
FRANKLIN DAVID MITCHELL
MURRELLS INLET —Franklin David “Frank” Mitchell, 82, of Murrells Inlet, was suddenly called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Georgetown.
Born on June 16, 1933, in Six Mile, he was the son of the late Ernest Martin Mitchell and Angie Laura Kelley Mitchell.
Franklin was a dedicated servant and faithful member of the Wesleyan church and served on the local and S.C. district levels. While at Greenville First Wesleyan Church, he primarily served as Fellowship Class Sunday School teacher, board member and church treasurer. He supported Wesleyan Men on both the local and district levels. He also enjoyed his participation with The Gideons International organization. He and wife Jo Ann retired in Myrtle Beach in 2000, to enjoy time with family and friends, while continuing their service. He was a current member of Faith Wesleyan Church in Little River.
He attended Clemson University and Southern Wesleyan University. An accomplished food broker, he began his career with Sorrell-Gantt in Columbia and joined Consolidated Brokerage in 1957, later becoming primary owner. He was known as “Frank” to his co-workers and many he mentored. He retired in 1989 after selling to ACOSTA of Jacksonville, Fla.
Franklin had a warm smile, an infectious laugh and was a devoted husband, father, brother and “Papa Frank.” His generosity and love impacted all who knew him. He will be deeply missed by his two daughters, Theresa Mitchell Hambrick (Paul) of Memphis, Tenn., and Karen J. Mitchell of Myrtle Beach; and son, David S. Mitchell (Rebekah) of Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren, Hilary Hambrick Taft (Eric) of Nashville, Tenn., Hunter Hambrick of Memphis, Tenn., and Christian, Chandler and Chase Mitchell of Greenville; and two brothers, Lloyd Mitchell (Marie) of Central and Robert Mitchell (Mary) of Gastonia, N.C.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Jo Ann Johnson Mitchell; four brothers, Waymon, Leland, Paul and Donald Mitchell; and only sister, Etrulia Mitchell Edney.
The family would like to thank the staff at National Health Care in Murrells Inlet for their loving care provided over the past several years.
A memorial celebration was held on Nov. 2 at First Wesleyan Church in Greenville, with The Reverends Ray Barnwell and Buddy Rampey officiating. A private interment followed at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hephzibah Teen Parent Home, 6601 Zebulon Road, Macon, GA 31220-7606.
MARGARET ELLEN BEARD
Easley — Margaret Ellen Beard, 91, passed from this life to the next Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at her home.
Margaret was born in Bartlesville, Okla., a daughter of the late Lester Rahn and Margaret Burney Schucker. She was raised in Hutchinson, Kan., and raised her family in North Kansas City, Mo. In an effort to be near her family, she moved to Easley to live out her retirement years.
Left to cherish her memory include a son, Dennis Beard (Sharon) of Easley; two daughters, Linda Cassell (Milledge) of Pickens and Cheryl Beard of Easley; a sister-in-law, Ruth Schucker of Simpsonville; five grandchildren, Sheri Dubois (Kevin) of Eaton, N.H., David Beard (Nicole) of Alta, Utah, Tracee Clem (Derek) of Greenville, Jason Cassell (Aimee) of Pickens and Christine Morrow of Walhalla; and two great-grandchildren, Cassandra Beard and Caitlyn Clem.
Mrs. Beard was predeceased by her parents, brother, Richard Schucker and a grandson, Douglas Beard.
The family would like to thank Margaret’s caregivers, Cindy and Michelle, for helping to keep her in her home as she wished.
Services were held Nov. 14 in the mausoleum chapel of Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Feed A Hungry Child of Pickens County, Post Office Box 1573, Pickens, South Carolina 29671.
Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Beard family.
CLARA M. HUNTER DAY
Easley — Clara M. Hunter Day, 76, wife of the late Paul James Day, passed from this life Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Day was born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Frank and Ada Allen Spearman Hunter on May 16, 1939.
Those left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Tina Day Davidson of Easley; two sons, Michael Paul Day (Kenna) of Greenville and Mark Day of Easley; a brother, Larry Hunter (Sandy) of Pickens; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Hunter of Easley and Marie Hunter of Georgia; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Clara was predeceased by her parents, her husband, son Lewis Day and three brothers, Charles Hunter, Edward Hunter and Clyde Hunter.
Clara found joy and delights in many things during her lifetime. Those delights included quality family time, going dancing with the senior citizens, taking walks with her friends in her neighborhood, attending Rock Springs Baptist Church and fellowshipping with her Sunday school class.
Services were held Nov. 14, in the Dillard Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dr. David Gallamore, with interment following in Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Open Arms Hospice, 1836 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.
Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Day family.
MARY FRANCES WALDROP
Milton, Fla. — Mary Frances Waldrop, 80, wife of the late Guy F. Waldrop, passed away Nov. 9, 2015, in Milton, Fla.
Mrs. Waldrop was born Dec. 17, 1934, in Pickens County, a daughter of the late William Lee and Margie T. Wood. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 200 and Daughter of the Nile.
Survivors include one son, William A. “Tony” Waldrop (Patricia) of Milton, Fla.
Graveside services were held Nov. 13 at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens, officiated by Rev. Larry Smith and The East Star Chapter 200.
Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Waldrop family.
KAREN YVONNE BISHOP JONES
EASLEY — Karen was born on July 29, 1940, in Homestead, Fla., to the late Laban K. Bishop and Annie Hartley Bishop.
Karen graduated from South Dade High School and following graduation married her loving husband Cadillac Jones. She started working at the age of 12 at McCrory’s. As a teenager, Karen was part of the Homestead Posse and rode in several rodeos. Karen also worked for her mother at Annie B Smith Realty.
After graduation, Karen worked as a dental assistant for several years until she and Cadillac adopted their daughter, Sandy, and five years later they adopted their son, Steve. Their third son, Joseph, came along several years later.
Karen was an active church worker. She taught children and in later years moved into the senior adults. She was involved for many years with Christian Women’s Club and was an unapologetic Christian witness for the cause of Christ. For her last birthday get-together with some of her friends, she gave her testimony and proceeded to teach Sunday school one last time.
The family moved several times through the years with Cadillac’s job with Coca-Cola and finally went back home to South Florida in 1985. Still active in her church, she volunteered as a secretary at Princeton Christian School until the family moved to their final home in South Carolina in 1994.
Karen loved the mountains and the change of seasons and all of God’s creatures. Her loving companion Pod was a rescue and even visited her while she was in the hospital and nursing home.
Her greatest love besides her children and grandchildren were the senior ladies of her church. Her heart’s desire was to do things that would bring them happiness.
She was also an auxiliary member of Gideon’s International. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to the Gideon’s. Isaiah 40:7 says “grass withers and the flowers die, but the word of the Lord lives forever.”
Survivors include her husband Elbert F. “Cadillac” Jones of 57 years; one daughter, Sandra Lynn Jones Hamilton (Phil); two sons, Steven Alan Jones (Suzanne) and Joseph Matthew Jones, all of Easley; four grandchildren, Brittany Jones Roper and Karen Anne Hamilton Kent, both of Easley, and Jacob and Joshua Jones both of Jacksonville, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Jacey and Dane Roper, both of Easley.
Services were held Nov. 13 in the Dillard Funeral Home Chapel, followed by entombment at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens Mausoleum.
Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Jones family.
HILDA RUTH HOLLINGSWORTH
Easley — Hilda Ruth Hollingsworth, 73, wife of the late Kenneth E. Smith and Bobby Hollingsworth, went to be with the Lord Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital.
Mrs. Hollingsworth was born in Williamston, a daughter of the late Louise Campbell Ellison and Hulet M. Ellison.
Mrs. Hollingsworth was a faithful member of Jones Avenue Baptist Church in Easley.
Survivors include two step-sons, Stephen Hollingsworth (Sharon) and Michael Hollingsworth; one sister, Barbara Sheppard of Easley; niece April Harris of Easley; special great-niece Grace Harris and great-nephew Tate Burton, both of Easley.
Services were held Nov. 15, at Jones Avenue Baptist Church, followed by entombment at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Garden Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to Jones Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, 614 Ross Ave, Easley SC 29640.
Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Hollingsworth family.
Liberty — Mr. Lonnie Leon “Buster” Suddeth, 71, husband of the late Lola Mae Scruggs Suddeth, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at his home.
HAZEL S. SPEARMAN
PICKENS — Hazel Lucille Sentell Spearman, 89, of 116 East Jones Avenue, wife of the late David Franklin “D.F.” Spearman, passed away Tuesday Oct. 6, 2015, at her home.
Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Martha Ray
Liberty — Lonnie Ruth Hardy Waldrop, the light of our world, passed away to her heavenly home on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at her residence surrounded by family.
Born in Iva, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Alfred and Lizzie Mae Gaines Hardy.
WILLIAM CARSON ISAACS JR.
PICKENS — William Carson Isaacs Jr., 75, husband of Peggy Isaacs, went to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 14, 2015.
Mr. Isaacs was born in Boone, N.C., a son of the late Pauline Yates Isaacs and William Carson Isaacs Sr.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years; one daughter, Crystal Gantt (Harvey) of Charlotte, N.C.; one son, Mike Isaacs (Gail) of Pickens; one sister, Martha Isaacs of Lenoir, N.C.; one brother, Johnny Isaacs of Lenoir, N.C.; four grandchildren, Zachary and Sara Gantt, both of Charlotte, N.C., and Carson and Sam Isaacs of Pickens.
A native of Lenoir, N.C., Isaacs lettered in basketball and football for four years at Lenoir High School. As a sophomore and junior, he also played baseball and ran track.
Isaacs attended Appalachian State University, where he played center and middle linebacker for the Mountaineers’ football team. At App State, he was named All Conference, All District 26 NAIA, All State, and Williamson All-American. He received a Bachelor of Science from Appalachian in mathematics and physical education. Isaacs received his Masters of Science from Clemson University in school administration.
Isaacs, inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2011, started his coaching career in Mullins for two years. He became head football coach at Pickens High School in 1965 at the age of 24 and directed the Blue Flame for 27 years.
Isaacs took over a program that had lost 33 consecutive games and led Pickens to a record of 181-109-5, including nine conference championships and 14 state playoff games.
Isaacs, who won coach of the year honors nine times, guided the Blue Flame to a state-record 57 consecutive regular-season victories between 1969 and 1975, a stretch that included five straight Western AAA region titles.
Additional accolades during his coaching career include Area Coach of the year two times, All Star Assistant Coach, All Star Head Coach, Shrine Bowl Assistant Coach, Teacher of the year and Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator award. Isaacs also coached the basketball team to a 43-17 record and the softball team to a 37-2 record while at Pickens.
In addition to coaching, Isaacs also served as a teacher, athletic director, assistant principal, class sponsor and bus supervisor at Pickens High School.
After retirement from coaching and teaching in 1993, Isaacs picked up a very different hobby — Koi fish. A founding member and president from 2000-2001 of the S.C. Koi and Water Garden Association, he was named “Koi Person of the Year” in 2004 by the Associated Koi Clubs of America.
A celebration of Coach Isaacs’ life was held Sept. 19 at Bruce Field in Pickens. A private burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Pickens High School, 150 Blue Flame Drive, Pickens, SC 29671. The funds will be designated to the football program. Dillard Funeral home is assisting the Isaacs family.
DICKIE RAY STEWART
PICKENS — Dickie Ray Stewart, 65, of Pickens, husband of Vickie Chappell Stewart for 44 years, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away Sept. 14, 2015, in Pickens.
Born in the Griffin community in Pickens County, Dickie was the son of the late W. Ray and Irene Anthony Stewart. He graduated from Pickens High School in 1968 and later attended Anderson Jr. College and Greenville Technical College. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from December 1970 through April 1975, receiving an honorable discharge. He last worked at Builder’s First Source, but was most recently retired.
Dickie was a member of Secona Baptist Church, where he sang in the church choir and served as the unofficial cook for many church activities. He also served in several community and civic organizations.
Surviving, in addition to his wife are three daughters and sons-in-law; Kerry Stewart Straight and Paul of Charleston, Alanna Stewart Trotter and Chad of Pickens, and Erin Stewart Meyer and Erler of Spartanburg. Known affectionately as Grumpy, Dickie leaves behind seven beloved grandchildren, Bryson Trotter, Kenna Trotter, Jack Straight, Ruby Straight, Griffin Trotter, Christos Meyer and Seraphima Meyer, due in January 2016. He leaves behind two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosemary Parker and Kenneth of Easley, and Jane Davis and Dan of Anderson; his mother-in-law, Doris Chappell; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Becky Evett and Ricky both of Pickens, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dickie was preceded in death by his beloved father-in-law, Buren Chappell.
“A life not lived as ordinary is by definition extraordinary,” is how Dickie chose to live and how he died. He had a thirst for knowledge, which fed his prolific reading habit. He read thousands of books and remembered most everything he read. He loved his high school sweetheart who became his wife, his daughters, his sons-in-law, his grandchildren and his sisters, as evidenced by his dedication to them and their devotion to him. He loved his extended family and demonstrated that in the countless hours he spent organizing family reunions, researching the family history and organizing and sharing that research. He conquered the physical challenges of recovering from heart by-pass surgery by becoming an expert on a heart-healthy diet and challenging himself physically: he ran in this year’s Cooper River Bridge Run. He loved his church and put that love into action in his quiet efforts to offer encouragement, support or a helping hand to those in need. He accomplished all these things and more with a twinkle in his eyes, a smile on his face, a sparkling sense of humor and humility of spirit. His final act proved just how extraordinary he was, as he placed his own life in danger while coming to the aid of a cherished friend and neighbor. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” — John 15:13.
Funeral services to honor his life were held on Sept. 18 at Secona Baptist Church. Burial services were held immediately following at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery.
MILDRED SEABORN HENDRICKS
SIX MILE — Mildred Seaborn Hendricks, 81, wife of the late Lloyd Benjamin Hendricks, went to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at Cottingham Hospice House.
Mrs. Hendricks was born in Pickens County, the daughter of the late Irene Cantrell Seaborn and J.W. Seaborn.
Mrs. Hendricks was a member of Gap Hill Baptist Church. At the passing of her husband, they were happily married for 64 years. She loved and cherished her family with all her heart.
Survivors include one son, Michael “Rusty” Hendricks and wife Krystal of Six Mile; one brother, Joe Seaborn, of Six Mile, and grandson Kyle Hendricks of Spartanburg.
Mrs. Hendricks was predeceased by her husband, parents and one brother, James Lewis “J.L.” Seaborn.
A memorial service was held Sept. 22 at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 301 University Ridge No. 5000, Greenville, SC 29601. Dillard Funeral home is assisting the Hendricks family.
INEZ CHILDRESS OWENS
PICKENS — Inez Childress Owens, 87, wife of the late Ned Tilman Owens, went to be with the Lord on Thursday Sept. 17, 2015, at her home.
Mrs. Owens was born in Easley, the daughter of the late Frances Jones Childress and Thomas Ernest Childress.
Mrs. Owens was a member of St. Andrews Methodist Church in Easley.
Graveside services were held Sept. 19 at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.
Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Owens family.
FRANCES E. ADAMS
PICKENS — Frances E. Adams, 76, wife of the late Cothran L. Adams, passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at Spring Park Assisted Living in Travelers Rest.
Mrs. Adams was a born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Lois Waldrop and John Wiley Ellison Sr.
Mrs. Adams was a member of Pickens Independent Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Adams (Sara Lee) of Pickens and Hugh Adams (Lisa) of Travelers Rest; four grandchildren, David Adams, Mike Adams (Tonya), Keylan Hawkins (Jeremy) and Coby Adams; and one great-granddaughter. Lila Hawkins. Mrs. Adams was predeceased by her husband, parents and two brothers.
Funeral services were held Sept. 17 at Pickens Independent Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.
A special thanks to the staff of Spring Park Assisted Living and Mary Epps with Lutheran Hospice. Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Adams family.
SARAH M. WILLIAMS
EASLEY — Sarah Margaret Williams, 92, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.
Born in Pickens County, the daughter of the late Harmon Odell and Grace Mauldin Williams, Sarah was a graduate of Easley High School and Draughn’s Business College. She was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII, and was an insurance officer with the Federal government. Sarah was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mildred Williams of Easley; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Sarah was predeceased by two brothers, Harmon O. Williams Jr. and Charles M. Williams, and a sister, Nancy Hammond.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service at the graveside.
Family members are at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2513 Brushy Creek Road, Easley, SC 29642.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.
LILA R. BOLDING
SIX MILE — Lila Ruth Hunter Bolding, 89, of Bolding Drive, wife of the late Garvin A. “Shorty” Bolding, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.
Born in Cashiers, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Kirby and Lila Stone Hunter.
Mrs. Bolding was retired from Six Mile Town Hall. She was formerly employed with Stanley Home Products for 30 years and the Oconee Nuclear Station for several years. She was a member of Gap Hill Baptist Church and attended Mile Creek Baptist Church for the past 30 years.
Surviving are her sons, Colie Bolding (Margaret) and Billy Bolding (Pat), all of Six Mile; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Ella Stancil of Easley; and three nieces, Pam Bearden (James), Melody Mauldin (Ronnie) and Mona Manley (Sammy).
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Jeannette Chapman.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at 3 p.m. in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or www.diabetes.org.
The family will be at their respective homes. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.
ANDERSON — Sharon Diane Kimbrough Brown, 61, of 1431 Amity Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at her home.
Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd Rex and Mary Ellen Henson Kimbrough.
Surviving are a daughter, Tami Barnes, and her husband, Kevin, of Liberty; a sister, Ellen Simmons of Easley; two brothers, Johnny and Lloyd Kimbrough, both of Greenville; three grandchildren, Halli Walls and her husband Jamie, Kendra and Channing Barnes; and three great-grandchildren, Rayleigh, Adaleigh and Waylon.
A memorial service to honor the life of Ms. Brown was held Sept. 29 at McFall’s Landing.
Liberty Mortuary and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.
LIBERTY — Minnie Lou Smith Edwards, 100, of Liberty, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.
Born in Walhalla, she was the widow of George Clinton Edwards Sr., and a daughter of the late James Albert and Lena Reid Smith.
She retired from Swirl and attended Bethany Church of God.
Surviving are two sons, George Wilbur Edwards of Liberty and George Clinton Edwards of Pickens; a daughter, Maxine Clardy of Liberty; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was the last survivor of her immediate family. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, Larry Clinton Edwards, and a daughter, Lou Ann Edwards.
Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Edwards will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel, with burial at Liberty Memorial Gardens.
Memorials are requested to Interim Healthcare Hospice, 155 Deacon Tiller Court, Duncan, SC 29334.
Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.
GRACE C. LACKEY
EASLEY— Grace Crum Lackey, 88, of Easley, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at her home.
Born in Greenville County and raised in the Arial community of Easley, she was the daughter of the late James Edgar and Georgia Ellen Ross Crum.
Mrs. Lackey dedicated her life to serving God and caring for others. She was a member of Arial United Methodist Church and former member of Red Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are her daughters, Nita Stephens, Kay Cooper and her husband, Greg, and Tammy Lackey, all of Pickens; grandchildren, Andy Stephens, Amanda Grace Cooper and Ryan Cooper; a great-granddaughter, Lily Grace Stephens; a son of the heart, Mike; a brother, Ross Crum (Peggy), and a sister, Lucile Lesley, all of Easley.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Richard Crum and Leonard Crum; and sisters, Elizabeth Greer and Evelyn Bagwell.
A service to celebrate Mrs. Lackey’s life was held Sept. 6 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, with burial following in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens.
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to Country Santa, P.O. Box 856 Pickens, SC 29671.
Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.