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Courier Obituaries 6-20-18

HELEN VIRGINIA ALEXANDER

SIX MILE — Helen Virginia Alexander, 90, wife of the late Eugene Alexander, passed from this life Friday, June 15, 2018.

Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Kay Kelley and the late Matilda Finley Kelley.

Mrs. Alexander was a faithful member of Keowee Baptist Church, where she enjoyed worshipping the God she loved very much. She was known for her love of her family, being an avid gardener, a seamstress, an excellent cook and her puzzle books.

Survivors include a son, Laren (Karen) Alexander of Six Mile; a daughter, Miriam McCall of Six Mile; grandchildren, Doss Alexander, McKenzie (Jaime Sanchez) Alexander and Jessica (A.J.) Hedden; a great-grandchild, Dexter Sanchez; and her caregiver, Siobhan Looney.

Mrs. Alexander was predeceased by her parents, her husband, three brothers and three sisters.

A graveside service was held June 18 at Keowee Baptist Church cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Bobby Stewart.

Memorials may be made to gofundme.com/brandon039s-battle-with-brain-injury.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Alexander family.

NELLIE SUE HUDSON

EASLEY — Mrs. Nellie Sue Hudson, 85, of Easley, wife of the late Horace Hudson, passed peacefully into Heaven on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at her home while surrounded by her loving family.

Born on July 9, 1932, in Pickens County, she was the daughter of the late James Perry and Ethel Albertson Sentell. She was preceded in death by one sister, Bobbie Thompkins, and three brothers, James Sentell, Charles Sentell and Harold Sentell. Mrs. Hudson was a member of Arial Baptist Church and a retired employee of Kentwool. She was a proud volunteer for more than 12 years at the South Carolina voters registration poll.

Surviving are her five daughters, Ann Dalton (Clarence), Sandi Stancil (Perry), Phyllis McGaha (Pete), Donna Page (Larry) and Deb Hare; two sisters, Eloise Parsons and Shirley Tollison; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-grandson, of the home, Caleb Catoe.

Funeral services were held on June 18 at Dillard Funeral Home chapel, with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Arial Baptist Church Bus Ministry Fund, 618 Rice Road, Easley, SC 29640.

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

MARTHA BAUGHMAN

LIBERTY — Martha Powell Baughman, 75, of 127 Annie St., widow of Thurman N. Baughman, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Walhalla, she was a daughter of the late James Furman and Myrtle Pelfrey Powell. Mrs. Baughman retired from banking and loved cooking and baking throughout her life. She was a member of Golden Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Phillip Watson of Pickens; two sisters, Lila Hendrix of Liberty and Doris Chastine (Frank) of Fayetteville, Ga.; two brothers, Jim Powell (Sandra) of Belton and Roger Powell (Barbara) of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Berry.

Memorial services to honor Martha’s life will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at Golden Creek Baptist Church, by Rev. Randy McAlister and Rev. Travis McAlister. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:30-2:45 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Golden Creek Baptist Church, Youth Fund, 477 Golden Creek Road, Liberty SC 29657.

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

DARRYL JOE STEWART

CLARKSVILLE, Ga. — Darryl Joe Stewart, 43, passed from this life on June 14, 2018.

Darryl was born in Easley, a son of Pauline Lesley and the late Joseph Thurmond Stewart. He attended Pickens View Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include his mother, Pauline Lesley, and step-father, Ron Melton; two daughters, Riley and Carmen Stewart; sister, Kimberly Wardlaw; half-sister, Carla McDonald; and half-brother, Greg Stewart.

The family will receive friends at Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens on Saturday, June 23, from noon-1 p.m., with a memorial service following at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be private.

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

GLADYS ELIZABETH SKIPPER

LIBERTY — Gladys E. Skipper, 61, wife of Timothy Randall Powell, passed from this life Monday, June 11, 2018.

Born in Winter Haven, Fla., Gladys is a daughter of the late T.J. Skipper and the late Etta Ruth Miley. She was known for the love she had for her family.

Survivors include her husband, Tim, of the home; a daughter, Jackie Powell of Pickens; grandchildren, Kase Powell and Azarah Powell-Witthoeft; mother-in-law, Carolyn Powell; in-laws, Debra Merck (Chris) and Jackie Dale Walsh (Tom); nieces, Kristi Merck and Kayla Powell; and son, Kyle Fennell.

Gladys was predeceased by her parents and three brothers.

A graveside service was held June 14 at Rocky Bottom Baptist Church cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the family of Gladys Elizabeth Skipper.

VON WALDON

SIX MILE — Yvonne “Von” Carol Muse Waldon, 58, passed away, Monday, June 11, 2018, at the McCall Hospice House.

Born in Anchorage, Alaska, she was the daughter of the late Harold Don and Lena Mae Mooney Muse. Von was a woman of faith and had a strong love for her family and friends. She was a member of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church. Von was a dedicated employee of Duke Energy. She was an avid runner, lover of dogs and was known for her taking care of others.

She is survived by her son, Christopher Robert Waldon (Angela) of Easley; daughter, Brandy Nichole Taylor of Clemson; brothers, Curtis Muse (Pam) of Pickens and Donald Lynn Muse; sister, Tracy Renee Muse Nix (Roy) of Six Mile; grandchildren, Colby Waldon and Angel; and cherished friends, Beth Durham and Diane Dickert and their families.

Funeral services were held June 14 in the chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bobby Stewart officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dabo’s All in Team Foundation, P.O. Box 1585, Clemson, SC 29633.

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

JARED BLACK

SUNSET — Jared Wayne Black, 26, of 1916 Moorefield Memorial Highway, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Dawsonville, Ga.

He was born in Easley and loved to be outdoors.

Surviving are his mother, Melissa Wardlaw Cox of Pickens; his father, Jeffrey J. Black Sr. of Spartanburg; grandparents, Wanda and Dean Evatt of Sunset, Patsy Smith of Spartanburg and Howard Black of Inman; a special great-grandfather, Richard Harrison of Edison, N.J.; and a brother, Jeffery Black Jr. of Mills River, N.C.

Memorials may be made in Jared’s honor to the charity of one’s choice.

Private family 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 is handling arrangements.

CARL DAVID STEPHENS

PICKENS — Carl David Stephens, 74, went home to be with the Lord on June 13, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville.

Carl was born in Pickens, son of the late Homer V. Stephens and Zelphia Bearden of Pickens.

Carl is survived by his brothers, Ed, Leroy and Loyd Stephens; sisters, Kathleen Thomas and Jean Davis; son, Michael D. Stephens Sr. and wife Tammy of Easley; a daughter, Mary Harlow of Easley; and granddaughter, Tiffany Stephens of Easley.

He was predeceased by his son, Richard Stephens, and his grandson, Michael D. Stephens Jr., as well as five brothers and two sisters.

Carl was a member of Rocky Bottom Baptist Church in Sunset.

A funeral service was held June 16 at Crosswell First Baptist.

RUBY CATHERINE ATKINSON

EASLEY — Ruby Catherine Suddeth Atkinson, 82, widow of the late Charles Edward Atkinson, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Walter M. and Addie L. Green Suddeth, Cat was a seamstress in the textiles industry. She was of the Baptist faith.

Cat is survived by two sisters, Geraldine Stansell and Patricia Redding (Tracy); two nephews, Brian Shelton and Jonathan Redding (Autumn); a niece, Becky Redding; and three great-nephews, Jase, Briar and Hunter Redding. She was predeceased by her parents and husband.

Funeral services were held June 15 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home – Downtown. Burial followed at Westview Cemetery in Liberty.

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

CAROLYN B. HORN

EASLEY — Carolyn Boggs Horn, 60, of Easley, wife of the late Buford M. Horn, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, at her home.

Born in Greenville County, she was a daughter of the late Billy John Boggs and Nellie Sue Smith Boggs.

Carolyn was retired from Cornell Dublier. She loved her family dearly, especially her grandsons, and always enjoyed traveling to the beach for family vacations. She enjoyed shopping with her family and friends and, earlier in her life, playing softball.

Surviving are a son, John Horn and wife, Amanda, of Pumpkintown; grandchildren, Ethan, Eli and Easton Horn; sisters, Sheila Boggs Garrison and husband, Barry, and Kay Boggs Cole, and husband, Jimmy, all of Easley; a special niece, Mandy Durham and husband, Steven; a special nephew, Steve Crenshaw and wife, Alicia; great-nieces, Jordan Carter, Gracie Nell and MaddieAnn Crenshaw; a stepson, Keith Horn of Easley; and a stepdaughter, Teresa McCollum of Easley.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 20, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtownm with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens.

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Wednesday from 1:30-2:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Pickens County, 113 Mills Ave., Greenville, SC 29605, cancersocietygc.org, or Kindred Hospice, 15 Brenden Way, No. 100, Greenville, SC 29615.

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

REBECCA MAGDALENE

MCCALL BRYANT

MARIETTA — Rebecca Magdalene McCall Bryant, 96, passed from this life Friday, June 15, 2018, at Ellenburg Nursing Home.

Born in Easley, Rebecca was a daughter of the late John David McCall and the late Frances Falsom Shular McCall. She was twice married, first to the late Floyd Redding and then to the late T.B. Bryant. Mrs. Bryant was also predeceased by a son, Gillis Redding, and two sisters.

Known by the nickname Granny, she was a fixture at the Pickens Flea Market for more than 20 years, where she consistently had a table for her items to sell. She loved gardening and crocheting and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include a son, Tracy (Pat) Redding of Marietta; daughters, Judy Roe of Pickens and Kathy (James) Cater of Marietta; grandchildren, Rhoda (Mark) Drummond, Lourie (Scott) Hooper, Ryan (Ginnye) Lusk, David (Susan) Redding, Stacie (Ben) Collins, Josh Redding, John (Autumn) Redding and Becky Redding; 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a daughter-in-law, Sarah Redding.

The family held a graveside service on June 19 at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family of Mrs. Bryant would like to thank Ellenburg Nursing Home and the staff of Divine Hospice for the care, love and attention that was afforded on their behalf.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Bryant family.

 


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