Category Archives: Obituaries

Courier Obituaries 4-26-17

John C. Futrell

Dacusville — John Carl Futrell, 72, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

John was born in Roane County, Tenn., a son of the late John Henry and Mary Ethel Smith Futrell. He was a retired carpenter and he was a member of Jones Hill Church of God.

Survivors include a son, Michael Futrell; and daughters, Teresa Cox and Sandra Moore; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Barbara Warf, Sandra Laws, Charlene Mulkey, Brenda Howard, and Elizabeth Pangle and brothers, Herschel Futrell, Winston Futrell, Don Futrell, Earl Futrell, and David Lee Futrell. John is also survived by

Courier Obits 4-19-17

Faye Harris Marple

CLEVELAND — Faye Carolyn Harris Marple, 78, of Cleveland, wife of the late Robert Neil Marple, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at her home.

Born in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Vivian James Harris and was a retired educator for the Special School District of St. Louis, Mo.

Surviving are her three sons, Craig Scott Marple of Ravensdale, Wash., Mark Edward Marple

Courier Obits 4-12-17

Robert G. “Bob” Mann

Easley — Robert “Bob” G. Mann, Jr of Easley, 61, passed away on April 8, 2017.

Bob was the son of Helen Still Bates (Bill) of Marietta, GA and Dr. Robert G. Mann, Sr (Judy) of Easley.

He loved helping on the family farm, family gatherings, chess and auto

Courier Obituaries 4-5-17

Esther Lenora Holliday

Six Mile — Esther L. Holliday, 88, went to be with the Lord Monday March 27, 2017, in Pickens.

Mrs. Holliday is the wife of the late James Thomas Holliday and the daughter of the late Thomas Henry Falls and Susan Ann Falls.

Mrs. Holliday worked as a homemaker and was a member of the Ridgeland Drive Baptist Church.

Mrs. Holliday is survived by two sons; James Holliday (Revonda) of Greer and Don

Reverend Homer Smith

Easley — The Reverend Homer Smith, 89, of Easley, went home to be with the Lord on March 23, 2017.

Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late James Frank and Bernice Black Smith.

Homer served our country in the United States Navy during World War II. After the service, he pursued a theological degree from Owosso Bible College and also Southern Pilgrim College.

Rev. Smith pastored churches in South Carolina, Alabama and North Carolina for 50+ years.

Homer’s greatest hobby was repairing bicycles. He was known for spending

Courier Obits 3-22-17

Thomas Evans

Six Mile — Thomas Earl Evans, 69, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Born on Aug. 4, 1947, in Greenville County, he was the son of the late Clarence Eugene and Floy Josephine Thomas Evans. Thomas fought a long and hard battle with pancreatic cancer.

Courier Obituaries 3-15-17

Joyce Willis

Liberty — Naomi Joyce Cantrell Willis, 81, of 104 Norwood St., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Country Care in Fair Play.

Born in Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Nora Gilstrap Cantrell. She retired from Baptist Easley Hospital and

Courier Obituaries 3-8-17

Patricia H. Lockaby

Easley — Patricia Ann Hughes Lockaby, 82, of Easley, wife of James Edward Lockaby, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

Born in Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Connie Roy “Con” Hughes and Blanche Hughes Hughes.

Mrs. Lockaby was retired from the Quilt Gallery in Easley and

Courier Obits 3-1-17

Rebecca Kirk Dorr

Williamston — Rebecca Kirk Dorr, 70, of Williamston, wife of the late Waymond Otis Dorr Jr., passed peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at home.

Born on Aug. 2, 1946, in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Betty McAbee Kirk. Mrs. Dorr was a Past

Courier Obits 2-22-17

Lynn Larry Hunt

Easley — Lynn Larry Hunt, 55, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

Mr. Hunt was born in Easley, son of the late Connie Maxell Freeman Hunt and Earl Anthony Hunt. He also had a love for


Survivors include three sisters, Marion Golden (Dariel), Bonnie Gillespie (Roger) and Diane Hunt; and one brother,

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