Category Archives: Obituaries

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,

Courier Obituaries 1-28-15

8-6 Page 5A.inddBETTY J. SEABORN

SIX MILE — Betty Jo Willimon Seaborn, 81, of Holliday Road, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

Born in Six Mile, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Eunice Stone Willimon.

Mrs. Seaborn was retired from the School District of Pickens County, where she served as lunchroom cook at R.C. Edwards Middle School and Six Mile Elementary. She was a member of

Courier Obits 1-21-15

8-6 Page 5A.inddElizabeth Littleton

LIBERTY — Elizabeth Herd Littleton, 88, died Jan. 16, 2015, at her home, with her husband of 70 years, J.D. Littleton Sr., by her bedside. She retired from Sangamo Electric in 1989 and was a member of Smith Chapel Wesleyan Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Brenda Robinson (Jack) of Easley; J.D. Littleton, Jr. (Gloria) of Taylors; and Paul Littleton of the home; three grandchildren, Lisa

Courier Obituaries 1-14-15

Blanche Dodson

Liberty — Blanche Naomi Alexander Dodson, 88, of 227 Alta Vista Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.

Born in Easley, she was the widow of Edward W. “Buck” Dodson Sr. and the daughter of the late Foster Pickens and Maggie Brucie Vaughn Alexander.

She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church Liberty.

Surviving are three daughters, Sheryl Lyons (Jim) of Jefferson, Ga., Brenda Boggs (Doug) of

Courier Obituaries 1-7-15

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Pearl Nix

Pickens — Pearl Clemones Nix, 84, formerly of Pickens, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Ellenburg Nursing Center in Anderson.

Born in LaGrange, Ga., she was the widow of John B. Nix and a daughter of the late James Isaiah Clemones and Ollie Mae Roberson Clemones Farlow. She was retired from Brunswick Yarns and was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Jan Reynolds (Andy) of Pickens; two sons, Marvin Nix (Bridget) and

Courier Obits 12-31-14

8-6 Page 5A.inddMargaret Leila Masters

Easley — Mrs. Margaret Leila McGimpsey Masters, 97, of 304 Old Stagecoach Road, wife of the late Alonzo Floyd “Red” Masters, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at Manna Health and Rehab in Pickens.

Mrs. Masters was born on Jan. 8, 1917, in Boydeton, Va., to the late Walter Alexander McGimpsey and Cora McGimpsey Norman. Mrs. Masters was retired from Mayfair Mills Glenwood Plant as a weaver and in her free time enjoyed writing poetry, painting and spending time with her family. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Six Mile.

Mrs. Masters is survived by two sons, Ricky Masters and Randy Masters, both of Liberty; three

Courier Obituaries 12-24-14

8-6 Page 5A.inddDonald Nix

Liberty — Donald William George Nix, 78, of 135 Whitmire Hill Road, died Thursday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Easley, he was the husband of Gladye Mae Whitmire Nix and a son of the late Andrew Claude and Ola Sanders Nix. He retired from Alice Mfg. after 40 years of service and was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church. He was

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