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Category Archives: Obituaries

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

Courier Obituaries 12-17-14

8-6 Page 5A.inddShelby Jean Riggins

CENTRAL — Shelby Jean Terry Riggins, 73, of 132 Irvine Road, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Central, she was a daughter of the late Henry Clay and Vinnie Beatrice Bolt Terry.

She retired from Westpoint Stevens and was a member of Refuge Baptist Church for more than

Courier Obituaries 12-10-14

8-6 Page 5A.inddJo Ann L. Avery

Easley — Mrs. Jo Ann Long Avery, 66, wife of the late Millard Franklin Avery, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at her home.

Born in Easley, a daughter of the late Pickney Plato and Laura Estella Gilliland Long, Mrs. Avery retired as the owner and operator of Five Points Café and was a member of Rice’s Creek Church

Courier Obituaries 12-3-14

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Ted Wilson, Sr.

EASLEY — Ted Wilson, Sr., 76, husband of Jean Hill Wilson, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at his home in Easley. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many, he was born in Rock Hill, S.C., son of Daniel Woodrow and Eleanor Caskey Wilson.

Mr. Wilson retired from Perrigo Pharmaceutical Company and was a member of First United Methodist Church Easley, where he was a former Sunday School teacher and youth leader. In his free time he enjoyed gardening, coin collecting, and reading. He was a graduate of Wofford College, where he received a football scholarship.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Donna W. Roy of Easley, Delaine W. Childress (Jeff) of Seneca, and a son, Donald Ted Wilson, Jr. (Kim) of Easley; five grandchildren, Erica Roy, Emory Childress, Georgia Childress, Jarrett Wilson, and Maddie Wilson; and a brother, Kenneth L. Wilson (Marianne) of Garner, N.C.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Maj. Jerry W. Wilson and a sister, Betty Jean Wilson.

Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church Easley on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 3

Courier Obituaries 11-26-14

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Kay Ingram

EASLEY — Margaret “Kay” Brannon Ingram, 78, of 2510 Farrs Bridge Road died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at Baptist Easley Hospital.

Born in Rutherfordton, N.C., a daughter of the late Joe Harold and Maude Ferree, Mrs. Ingram retired from AT&T in Kansa City, Mo., and was a member of Jones Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence William “Bill” Ingram of the home; a son, Frankie Ingram (Teresa) of Sunset; a daughter, Lulu Winchester (Chip) of Liberty; three grandchildren, Brooke and John Ingram and Kaleigh Winchester; her beloved dog, “Patches”, and three nieces, Carol

Courier Obits 11-10-14

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Essie Lee Taylor

Liberty — Essie Lee Barrett Taylor, 95, of 211 West Main Street, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Manna Health and Rehab. Born in Six Mile she was the widow of James Leland Taylor and a daughter of the late Jake and Ola Madden Barrett. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy Taylor of Liberty; two grandchildren, April Mahuen, and James Taylor.

She was the last survivor of her immediate family.

Graveside services to honor the life of Mrs. Taylor were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest


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