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Courier Obituaries 4-11-18

Edward Reed

LIBERTY — Edward Reed, 65, of 117 Piney Trail, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2018, at his residence.

Born in Rhine, Ga., he was a son of the late Halen and Estelle Whitehead Reed.

He retired from CES in Greenville and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca B. Reed of the home; a son, Jeremy Reed; two daughters, Shandi Sistare and Sheena White; two step sons, Jeffrey Tucker and Conway Putman; two step daughters, Amber and Kelly Putman; a sister, Doris Barker; two brothers, Billy Ray and Ernie Reed; and numerous grandchildren.

Memorial services to honor the life of Mr. Reed were held April 4 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Seneca.

The family will be at the home.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting libertymortuary.com. Liberty Mortuary and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.

Mary Jo Coleman Hunt

PICKENS — Mary Jo Coleman Hunt, 92, wife of the late Norwood Ehn Hunt, died Monday, April 2, 2018, at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca.

Mrs. Hunt was born in Travelers Rest, a daughter of the late Dora Pearle McWilliams and George Lewis Coleman Sr.

She was a 1946 graduate of Winthrop College with a degree in piano performance and minor in primary education. Mrs. Hunt loved all sports, but especially football and basketball — she loved her Clemson Tigers and went to all the home football games until she was 89.

We were loved by our Jo Jo. She was many things to many different people; she was a school teacher, a partner with her husband as owner and operator of the Western Auto Store in Easley, a social worker, homemaker, Sunday School teacher, a devoted wife and mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mrs. Hunt was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Artie Gravely Circle and the Hawley Lynn Sunday School Class.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Haskett (Ray) of Pickens and Jean Hughes (Russ) of Travelers Rest; one son, Michael N. Hunt (Jacqueline) of Lexington; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Lassausaie of Pickens, Jessi Stevens (Michael) of Easley, Ryan Haskett (Sunny) of Dacusville, Holly Waldchen (Johnathan) of Taylors, John Hughes (Brittany) of Taylors, Edward Hunt (Danielle) of Spartanburg and Coleman Hunt (Kirby) of Gainesville, Ga.; and seven great-grandchildren, Ethan Lassausaie, Andrew Lassausaie, Eli Stevens, Owen Stevens, Ellie Hughes, Evie Hughes and Logan Waldchen.

Services were held April 8 in the Grace United Methodist Church sanctuary, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Dillard and Rev. Dale Harward, with burial following at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to express their grateful appreciation to Cottingham Hospice House for the love and care they provided Mary Jo and the family.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 309 East Cedar Rock Street, Pickens, SC 29671.

Mrs. Hunt was predeceased by her husband, parents and a brother, George Coleman Jr.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Hunt family.

W. E. Pinion

LIBERTY — W.E. Pinion, 92, husband of Elaine Kelley Kennemore Dobson Pinion, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Park Place in Seneca.

Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late J.B. and Lou Veda Collins Pinion. W. E. was a former employee with Saco Lowell in Easley and was the operator of Clemson Variety and Frame for many years. He was a member of Gideons International and was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are stepdaughters, Vicki Kennemore Hayes (Joe) of Easley, Janice Kennemore Livingston of Pendleton, Melinda Dobson Wilbanks (Steve) of Central, Karen Dobson Barker (Gary) of Rosman, N.C., and Angie Dobson Kicklighter of Lexington; sisters, Glenda Sullivan (Ray) of Norris and Brenda Kelly (Roger) of Six Mile; grandchildren, Allison Kirby (Jeff) and Eric Sheriff (Dawn); six great grandchildren; and numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two wives, Kathryn Rampey Pinion and Norma Autry Pinion; brothers, Thurston Pinion, J.C. Pinion, Ronald Pinion and Donald Pinion; sisters Cornelia Kelley, Louise Sexton, Elizabeth Smith, Maebelle Burkett, Shelby Nieves, Jessie Dyar, and Reba Clyborne.

Funeral services were held April 6 at Trinity Wesleyan Church, with Rev. Mike McClung officiating. Burial followed in Camp Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International or to Trinity Wesleyan Church.

Condolences may be expressed online at robinsonfuneralhomes.com or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, SC.

Shirley Robinson

EASLEY — Shirley Riddle Robinson, 79, wife of Gary C. Robinson, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Shirley was born in Pauline, a daughter of the late Louie and Ruth Jackson Riddle. She was retired from the textile industry and had deep family history in the Catawba Native American Tribe.

Survivors include her husband, Gary; sons, James “Frankie” West and his wife Karen, Joey West and Jeff West; and step-children, Cindy Bishop, Cathy Robinson, Sue Harrison and Richard Robinson. Also surviving are a sister, Virginia West; brothers, Arden Riddle and Jessie Riddle; and 18 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held April 6 in the mausoleum chapel at Hillcrest Memorial Park

A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting DillardFunerals.com.

Claude W. Pruitt

EASLEY — Mr. Claude Wilton Pruitt, 87, husband of the late Doris Thomas Pruitt, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Born in Mt. Airy, Ga., a son of the late Emory Spear and Ruby Blair Pruitt, Mr. Pruitt was the retired owner and operator of Pruitt Pool Service and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War.

Surviving are two daughters, Debbie P. “Deb” Wallace of Fair Play and Sherri P. Hayes (Russell) of Millersville, Md.; three sisters, Emaline Pearson and Mary Ellen Collins, both of Greenville, and Lurline Finley of Taylors; four grandchildren, Brittany Zeller (Peter), Tenley Amerson (Jerry), Christopher Hayes and Ashley Roe (Nathan); and two great-grandchildren, Deacon and Lilly Zeller. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Pruitt was predeceased by a brother, Tom Pruitt; and two sisters, Katherine Whitten and Linda McHugh.

Funeral services were held April 8 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home Powdersville Road with Rev. Dr. David Gallamore officiating and burial following in Greenlawn Memorial Park with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 201 Rock Springs Road, Easley, SC 29642.

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

Sandra Diane Reid Chappell

PICKENS — Sandra Chappell, 59, wife of the late Michael Chappell passed from this life Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital Downtown.

Survivors include her mother, Lois Reid of Easley, a son Casey Chappell of the home, a sister, Donna Burrell (Wayne) of Pickens, a brother, Corey Reid of Easley, a special friend, Phillip Jett, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

To celebrate Sandra’s life as well as mourn her death, the family will have a private service to honor her wishes.

She was predeceased by her husband, her biological parents Floyd Izer Reid and Bobbie Mae Gantt Reid and a sister Pam Reid.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Chappell family.

George McKendree “Mac” Haynes, Jr.

LIBERTY — George McKendree “Mac” Haynes Jr. of Liberty, husband of the love of his life, Nancy Haynes, left this earth to be with his Heavenly father Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at the age of 66 in Atlanta at Emory University Hospital.

Born in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late George M. Haynes Sr. and Sue Cook Haynes. Mac was a nuclear engineer with Duke Energy for 37 years and was instrumental in the success of the Oconee Nuclear Station. He had many admirers in his professional life and challenged his colleagues daily to realize and obtain their potential and to better themselves in the process. He was an avid book reader with over 4,000 books read in his collection and private library. He loved to travel with his beloved wife to the beaches of Florida — always with a book in his hand. Mac was a kind, gentle, softspoken soul, and always saw the positive side to life and everything that entailed.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his son, George McKendree Haynes III of Clemson; daughter, Katherine Maudie Haynes of Six Mile; sister, Susan Haynes Hayes of Isle of Palms; and six grandchildren, Braxton, Panthea, Keegan, Jayden, Greyson and Charlie Mack.

Stanley P. Menchyk

EASLEY — Stanley Peter Menchyk, 78, of Pineview Drive, husband of the late Bobbie Black Menchyk, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of the late John and Iona Menchyk.

Mr. Menchyk was formerly employed with Bonitz Contracting in Greenville. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and member of the V.F.W. Post 5093 in Easley. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing and dancing.

Surviving are his sons, William Joseph Menchyk and wife, Marie, and Stanley J. Menchyk and his fiance’, Tina; grandchildren, Kandice Menchyk, Addi Menchyk and John Menchyk, Jr.; great grandchildren, Kinley and Presley Randle; a brother, John “Butch” Menchyk; and a special friend and caregiver, Deann Stevens.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Charles Cooper.

A Celebration of Mr. Menchyk’s life will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Thursday from 3-4:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or woundedwarriorproject.org

The family will be at the home.

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

Wayne M. Wilson

EASLEY — Wayne Maurice Wilson, 71, formerly of Easley, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018, at The Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca.

Born in Elmira, N.Y., he was a son of the late Vernon and Robah Massingill Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was retired from Cryovac and was a member of Pendleton Street Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a Mason. He loved his family and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Sandra Yelton Wilson; his children, Wayne Maurice Wilson, Jr. and his fiance’, Stephanie, of Easley, Angel Weathers and husband, Travis, of Seneca and Shannon Wilson of Easley; grandchildren, Preston, Cameron and Olivia Weathers, Brook and Bryson Ladd, Brantley Bailey, Skyler Wilson and Maddox Arrowood.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two grandchildren, Ezekiel Tanksley and Wayne Maurice Wilson, III “Trace”; and a brother, Keith Wilson.

Funeral services were held April 10 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, with burial following in Westview Cemetery in Easley.

Pallbearers will be Mike Ladd, Bryson Ladd, Lamont Wilson, Dale Nalley, Kevin Eaves and Jeremy Spence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, Cottingham Hospice House, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, SC 29672.

The family 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.

Rida Anders Lindquist

PICKENS — Rida Anders Lindquist, 58, wife of the late Junior Lindquist, passed from this life, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at her home.

Born in Cocoa Beach, Fla., a daughter of the late Alvoid Anders and Annie Beth Gantt Anders, Rida attended The Mill Church Pickens and was known as a hard worker, a loyal friend and for her fondness of the beach.

Those left to cherish her memory are daughters, Tracy Lindquist (Cliff Mengel) of Pickens and Nichole Nicholson (Kevin Nicholson) of Pickens, grandchildren, Laurann Lindquist, Jaylee Candler, Gerald Mengel, Trey Candler, Audrey Mengel and Bradley Nicholson; and a former son-in-law, Jamie Candler.

Rida was predeceased by her first husband and her parents.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kathy from Interim Hospice for all she did for Rida.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Lindquist family.

James Lee Buckley

LIBERTY — Mr. James Lee Buckley, 64, husband of Faye Swanson Buckley, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Born in Louisiana, a son of the late Wiley Lee Buckley and the late Edna Lou Craddock Buckley, Mr. Buckley was retired and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 43 years, are three sons, David James Buckley (Heather) of Easley, Jonathan Lee Buckley of Six Mile and Ryan Lee Buckley (Kaylin) of Easley; three sisters, Charlotte Burt (Will), and Julie McWhorter, all of Georgia, and Carolyn Shuffield (Jeff) of Florida; six grandchildren, Jay, Ethan, Jayden, Abby, Levi and Kharis Buckley; and several nieces, great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Buckley was predeceased by a brother, William Lee Buckley; and a granddaughter, Kensley Buckley.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, with Rev. Guy Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family is at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, David and Heather Buckley.

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

Rev. Joe Hinton

EASLEY — The Rev. Joseph Walter “Joe” Hinton, 97, husband of the late Lula Vaughn Hinton, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Thursday morning, April 5, 2018.

Rev. Hinton was born in Greenville County, son of the late Franklin Vernon and Ethel Brown Hinton. He was retired as a Southern Baptist minister with his wife of 69 years, Lula, faithfully serving alongside him. In his early years of ministry, Rev. Hinton served churches in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. He moved with his family to Pickens to pastor East Pickens Baptist Church for six years and retired as director of missions of Screven Baptist Association in Summerville.

Following his retirement, he served as interim pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Pickens, Boone’s Creek Baptist Church in Oconee County, and Welcome Baptist Church in Greenville.

Rev. Hinton was a graduate of Dacusville High School, North Greenville College (now North Greenville University), Stetson University and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant and gunnery instructor.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Dan Hinton and wife Sandra of Pickens; and a daughter, Diane Easley and her husband Wallace of Ocean Springs, Miss. Also surviving are four grandsons, Mitch Easley and wife Aimee, Derek Easley and wife Krissa, Zach Hinton and wife Sarah,and Sean Hinton and wife Brandi; seven great-grandsons, and one great granddaughter. He is also survived by a brother, Frank Hinton.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Homer Hinton, and his second wife, Dorothy Lovell Hinton.

Funeral services were held April 7 in the Dillard Funeral Home chapel, with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting DillardFunerals.com.

Memorials may be made to Easley First Baptist Church, 300 E. 1st Ave., Easley, SC 29640 or to Community Care Network, 7400 Fountain Bleau Road, Ocean Springs, MS 39564.

Rev. Leonard P. Catron

LIBERTY — Rev. Leonard Perry Catron, 95, widow of Rena Flasch Catron, died Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Brookdale Easley.

Born in Albany, Ky., he was the son of the late Perry and Clara Guffey Catron.

Rev. Catron started his ministry in Florida before moving to the S.C. District of the Wesleyan Church. His ministry spanned over 50 years and included Walhalla, Golden Grove, Williamston, Woodside Avenue, Whitmire and Mt. Calvary Wesleyan Churches. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, having participated in the Northern France and the Rhineland campaigns and was a Purple Heart recepient. He was a member of Golden Grove Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are sons, Jonathan P. Catron (Sandra) of Liberty, James M. Catron (Pamela) of Okeechobee, Fla., and Timothy G. Catron (Tammy) of Anderson; sisters, Evelyn Orr and Roena Cristwell both of New Castle, Ind.; grandchildren, Rebecca, David, DeAnna, Alicia, Christopher, Joshua, Nathaniel and Jeremy; and great-grandchildren, Billy, Brian, Tyler, Hayden, Jacob, Jozlyn, Michael, Sarah, Barbara, Rena and Charlotte.

In addition to his wife and parents, Rev. Catron was predeceased by a sister, Dede Pearl James.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Golden Grove Wesleyan Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The family is at the home of the son, Jonathan Catron, Liberty.

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

Rafael Heredia Pagan

EASLEY — Rafael “Rafa” Heredia Pagan, 82, of Cardinal Woods Way, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at his home.

Born in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Ramon Heredia Lopategui and Isaias Pagan Rosario.

Mr. Heredia Pagan was a humble man who was strong in his faith, loved his family, adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, enjoyed playing dominos and watching his favorite baseball team, the New York Mets.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Angela Heredia Pagan; children, Rafael Heredia Jr. (Luisa) of Easley, Evelyn Maldonado (Jesus) of Piedmont, Carmen Buntenbach (Jamie) of Easley and Ana Maria Brown (Zack) of Greenville; grandchildren, Joshua, Daniel, Antonio, Angela, Nicolas, Kayla, Michael, Gavin, Ethan, Alexis and Andrew; great grandchildren, Alannah, Brielle, Adrian and Nolan; brothers, Confessor Heredia, Ramon Heredia, Monserrate Heredia, Agustin Heredia and Carlos Heredia all of Jayuya, P.R.; and sisters, Margarita Heredia, Carmen Heredia and Maria Heredia all of Jayuya, P.R.

Funeral services were held April 7 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, with burial following in Robinson Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 301 University Ridge # 5850, Greenville, SC 29601 ,in honor of Mr. Heredia Pagan’s wife, Angela Heredia Pagan.

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

 


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