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Courier Obits 4-18-18

Della Thompson

EASLEY — Della Thompson, wife to Richard Glenn Thompson, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Born in Easley, a daughter to the late Henry Albertson and the late Ruby Bishop Albertson, she was a hairdresser for more than 40 years and was a cherished member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. She loved cooking, decorating and yardwork, but most of all, her family.

Surviving, in addition to her loving husband, are sons, Derrick Thompson (Jessica) and David Thompson (Leslie), both of Easley; brothers, Dan Albertson, Harold Albertson (Nancy), Jerry Albertson (Virgie), Truman Albertson (Carol) and Jimmy Albertson (Nancy), all of Easley, and Ozell Albertson (Judy) of Anderson; a sister, Sue Whitman, of Greensboro, NC; sisters-in-law, Helen Albertson and Ann Albertson, both of Easley; and grandchildren, Lane Thompson, Ella Grace Thompson and Lizzie Ru Thompson, all of Easley.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Fred Albertson, Ray Albertson, Frank Albertson, Colonel Albertson and Wylie Albertson; and sisters, Mae Albertson and Sarah Albertson.

Funeral services were held April 11 at Rock Springs Baptist Church, with entombment following at Robinson Memorial Gardens Chapel of Reflection Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to March of Dimes, P.O. Box 673667, Marietta, GA, or at https://www.marchofdimes.org.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, which is assisting the family.

Joe Henry Aiken

EASLEY — Joe Henry Aiken, 82, of 115 Old Pond St., died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Regency Hospital in Greenville.

Born in Easley, he was the husband of Martha O’Donald Aiken and a son of the late George Robert and Sadie Galbreath Aiken. He was retired from Alice Manufacturing and had served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 62 years are a daughter, Debbie A. Thompson of Easley; two sons, Terry Joe Aiken (Carol) of Harvest, Ala., and Nathan Aiken (Darlene) of Pickens; a sister, Tina Hopkins of Greenville; four grandchildren, Kerensa Aiken, Daniel Tyler Aiken, Tron Henderson and Megan Murray; four great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Joeseph and Leah Aiken, and Paxton Murray.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son-in-law, Tye Thompson; three sisters, Lucy and Ollie Masters, and Hazel Marler; and two brothers, Benjamin F. Aiken and Samuel Earl Aiken.

Funeral services for Mr. Aiken were held April 14 in the Liberty Mortuary chapel, with burial following at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.libertymortuary.com. Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Michael Peek Case

PICKENS — Michael Peek Case, 66, husband of Sylvia “Sam” Smith Case, passed from this life Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Baptist Easley Hospital.

Born in Pickens County, he is a son of the late Dr. George Franklin Case Jr. and Nancy Peek Case.

Michael was many things to many different people. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, a teacher with the School District of Pickens County, founder of Bordercross Christian Fellowship and The Iron Horse coffee house that reached local teens through music. He wrote a column for the Pickens Sentinel, “The WoodLander,” in the 1980s. Michael had a heart to reach others and meet them where they were. Michael had an interest in philosophy, theology and politics. Michael had a great love of music, books, writing and was also known to be a deep thinker.

Survivors include his wife Sam of 43 years of the home; sons, Isaac Franklin Case (Amanda) of Pickens and Adam Case (Shawn) of Easley; grandchildren, Daniel Case, Jackson Case, Sawyer Case, Benjamin Case, Leila Case and Rachael Case; a sister, Anne LaBoon (Bert); brothers, Rev. David Case (Pat) and George Franklin Case III (Angie).

Michael was predeceased by his parents, grandparents, Harley and Edna Peek, George Franklin Case Sr. and Minnie Bagwell Case; twin daughters, Leila Jade Case and Rachel Elaine Case and a grandchild, Emery Case.

Services were held April 14 at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with burial following at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Mission Fund, 4174 Dacusville Highway, Easley, SC 29640.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Case family.

Jeri Bryant

SIX MILE — Jeri Janet Busby Bryant, 62, of 410 John Holliday Road, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at her residence.

Born in Lavonia, Ga., she was the wife of Blaine Walker Bryant of the home and a daughter of Joe Busby of Lavonia, Ga., and the late Jerlene Myers Busby. She loved taking care of others and was an LPN by trade for many years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving, in addition to her husband and father, are two sons, Jason Smith of Newnan, Ga., and Michael Carr of Anderson; a sister, Debra Wallace of Gaffney; and her mother-in-law, Debra Bryant of Six Mile.

In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by a brother, Johnny Joe Busby.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting libertymortuary.com. Liberty Mortuary and Cremation Services are handling arrangements.

Cindy Lou Spears

EASLEY — Ms. Cindy Lou Snyder Spears, 65, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, at her home.

Born in Bethlehem, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward Harry Snyder and the late Carolyn Constance Berg Snyder, Ms. Spears was a graduate of Hellertown High School and retired from the retail industry. She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a son, Frederick Charles Jordan (Kelly) of Easley; a daughter, Toby Anne Hixon (Bret) of Easley; a brother, Russell Snyder of Trinity, N.C.; two sisters, Joanne Butler of Kentucky and Chistine Fair of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren, Levi Ledford, Kyle Ballew, Kirk Hixon, Kaleb Hixon, Alyssa Hixon and Clay Davis; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will host a memorial service at a later date. Family members are at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or by visiting their website at diabetes.org.

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

Bobbie Elizabeth Saunders Cassell

SUNSET — Mrs. Bobbie Elizabeth Saunders Cassell, 94, of Sunset, wife of the late J.C. Cassell, passed away on Tuesday April 10, 2018, at her home while surrounded by her loving family.

Born on Oct. 10, 1923, in Henderson County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Lillie Connley and William Mac Sunders Sr. Mrs. Bobbie was the oldest member of Holly Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting and reading, but most of all, cooking wonderful meals that always brought her family together during the week.

Surviving are her son, Bobby Ray Cassell and his wife Doris; daughter, Johnnie Newton and her husband Wayne; daughter-in-law Rhonda Cassell; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren.

She was also predeceased by her son, William Cassell; two sisters, Carol Gravely and Josephine McCreight; and one brother, William “Bill” Mac Cassell Jr.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 14, at Holly Springs Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Barry Dilworth, Rev. H.C. Couch and Rev. Gerald Martin. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting DillardFunerals.com.

Louella Alice Hayes Talley O’Donald

PICKENS — Louella Alice Hayes Talley O’Donald, 83, of Pickens and wife of the late Harry E. Talley and William A. O’Donald, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital-Downtown.

Born on Jan. 28, 1935, in Pickens, she was the daughter of the late Ervin and Mattie Leslie Hayes. Louella was a member of East Pickens Baptist Church and was retired from Ryobi. She loved dedicating her time to helping others. After her retirement, she became a certified nursing assistant and also volunteered at Café Connections of Pickens. Louella enjoyed traveling, especially trips to the beach, crocheting blankets and kitchen accessories for her family, and reading.

Surviving are her son, Stephen “Eddie” Talley and his wife Emma; two grandsons, Sidney Talley and Ethan Talley and his wife Kelli; two step-sons, Joseph O’Donald and his wife Karen and Alan O’Donald and his wife Maxine; one step-daughter, Wanda Duncan and her husband Freddie; one sister, Rheba Hayes Watson Simmons; one great-grandson, Cooper Hayes Talley; three step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Louella was also predeceased by seven brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services were held April 12 in the Dillard Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Jamie Duncan officiating, followed by burial at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

Honorary seating was provided for the Ladies Lunch Bunch Prayer Group and “Her Boys.”

Flowers are appreciated, but memorials may also be made to East Pickens Baptist Church, 2244 Gentry Memorial Highway, Pickens, SC 29671, or Café Connections, 319 E. Main St., Pickens, SC 29671.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting DillardFunerals.com.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the family in making arrangements.

Elva Mae Hoover

Clemson — Elva Mae Cook Hoover, 92, wife of Fred W. Hoover, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at Brookdale in Central.

Born in Opdyke, Ill., Mrs. Hoover was the daughter of the late Curtis and Inez Mobley Cook. She was a homemaker and a member of Clemson United Methodist Church. Prior to her marriage, she worked with the U.S. Navy department in Washington, D.C. She was a loyal Clemson wife and mother and traveled with her husband, “Doc” Hoover and the Clemson athletic teams to many bowl games, basketball tournaments, track meets and most sports activities until Fred’s retirement in 2000. She was an avid reader, loved playing bridge, loved animals and was a member of the Clemson Women’s Club.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her son, Bryan Hoover (Melissa) of Seneca; daughter, Catherine Hoover Cole of Midland, Ga.; grandson, Andrew Bryan Cole (Allison) of Columbus, Ga.; and her beloved puppy, Lady.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Conrad Cook; and sisters, Mildred Songdahl and Carol Lerch.

Funeral services were held April 10 in the chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home with burial following in Woodland Cemetery on the campus of Clemson University.

The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Brookdale-Central and Providence Hospice.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Providence Hospice 202 Wall Street, Piedmont, SC 29673, ProvidenceCanHelp.com.

Condolences may be expressed online at robinsonfuneralhomes.com or at the funeral home.

Betti M. Winchester

PICKENS — Betti M. Winchester, 66, passed from this life Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she was the wife of the late Pat Winchester and the daughter of Betty Bryson Mentrikoski and the late Stephen Mentrikoski.

Betti worked in banking for many years, where she retired as a bank manager. She was a member of Secona Baptist Church in Pickens.

Survivors include her mother, Betty; two aunts, Doris Chappell of Pickens and Mary Bryson of Easley; and her furbaby, Harley. Betti also leaves numerous nieces, nephews and cousins to share in her memory. In addition to her father and husband, Betti was predeceased by a brother, Stephen Mentrikoski.

Special thanks to Open Arms Hospice and Living Water Sitters for all their loving attention.

Visitation will be from 1-1:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, at Dillard Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to Multiple Sclerosis of America 375 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or Meals on Wheels, 349 Edgemont Ave., Liberty, SC 29657.

Online condolence may be sent to dillardfunerals.com.

Sandra A. Hendricks

EASLEY — Sandra Ann Hendricks, 77, of Dacusville Highway, passed away Sunday April 15, 2018.

Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Hazel Stegall Hendricks.

Sandra was a graduate of Easley High School and worked several different jobs — her last job was as a custodian at Pickens High School. She was a charter member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church. After retirement, she enjoyed numerous bus tours all over the United States. She loved cooking and trying new recipes. She was the one who always prepared the turkey, dressing and gravy for family Thanksgiving meals. At Christmas, it was party mix for everybody and on New Year’s Day for many years, she cooked black-eyed peas, collards and cornbread for her nephews. Her entire family benefited from her love of cooking.

One of Sandra’s favorite things to do was to meet friends at the walking track at a local gym early every morning for walking and socializing. Another favorite activity was going to watch her niece, Hannah Grace, play softball all the years from little league to high school varsity. She got to know and love many of the players over the years and enjoyed spending time with them.

Surviving are her sisters, Mary Bryson and Gail Elgin; a brother, Felix Hendricks Jr. (JoAnn); sister-in-law, Carol Chastain; nieces, April Mahaffey (Bo), Alexis Mahaffey, Jordan Bryson, Hannah Bryson and Tammy Morris; and nephews, Brent Bryson (Kim), Alex Bryson, Neil Elgin and Tim Hendricks.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Jesse Hendricks.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Thursday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Hill Baptist Church, 501 Rampey St., Easley, SC 29640.

The family members will be at their respective homes.

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

Joyce Rochester Beard

pickens — Joyce Rochester Beard, 85, of Pickens, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Greenwood County, she was the daughter of the late James Donald and Allene McNeill Rochester. Mrs. Beard was a member of East Pickens Baptist Church and was a retired nurse, with Laurel Hill Nursing Center as her last place of employment.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Beard; son, Bob Beard; daughter, Debbie Wimpey (Gary); four grandchildren, Gabriel Wimpey Nabors (Randy), Dundee Wimpey Carter (Paul), Daniel Wimpey (Nicole) and Caleb Wimpey (Laurel); seven great-grandchildren, Emily Hardenbrook, Kelsie McKelvey, Ashley Nabors, Ciera Bodden, Emma and Lily Carter, Tyler Buddy DeFileo and James Wimpey; one great great-grandchild, Jacob Nabors; and two sister-in-laws, Catherine Rochester and Brenda Rochester.

She was predeceased by two sisters, JoAnn Chapman and Dorothy Fleschman, and four brothers, Rev. Harold Rochester, J.D. Rochester, Derrell Rochester and Milton Rochester.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens mausoleum, with the Rev. Jamie Duncan officiating.

Memorials may be made to the East Pickens Baptist Church Building Fund, 2244 Gentry Memorial Highway, Pickens, SC 29671.

Dillard Funeral Home, Pickens, is assisting the family in making arrangements.

Junnie B. Wood

EASLEY — Junnie B. Wood, 83, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at his home.

Born in Bamberg, he was a son of the late Israel Wood and the late Eula Poole Wood.

Junnie spent most of his life in Florida as a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry.

Survivors include his brother, Zack Wood (Elaine) of Pickens; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Betty Henson of the home.

Junnie was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Uriah Wood and Coley Wood; two sisters, Beatrice Cattles and Daisy Mae Creel; and a niece, Eulah Rushton.

A memorial service to honor Junnie’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Wood family.

Charles W. Boysworth

PICKENS — Mr. Charles W. Boysworth, 88, of Pickens, husband of the late Marjorie Boysworth, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at his home.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of the late Giles and Sarah Campbell Boysworth. He was a member of Reedy River Presbyterian Church of Conestee and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Boysworth was also a member of the Masons and the Knights Templers.

Surviving are his son, Chuck Boysworth; two daughters, Sharon Richards and Paula Wolfe; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was also predeceased by 11 siblings and a son-in-law, Norris Richards.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Red Cross.

Dillard Funeral Home, Pickens, is assisting the family in making arrangements.

 


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