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Courier Obituaries 6-6-18

Joyce Hayes Forbes

CENTRAL — Joyce Hayes Forbes passed away on May 29, 2018.

She was born June 13, 1957, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Edward Hayes and Cecelia Isham. She attended Broward Community College obtaining an associates degree before transferring to Barry University.

While there, she met her husband, Carter Forbes, and they married on Aug. 18, 1979. After marrying Carter, they moved to Nassau, Bahamas, where the couple had three children.

The family resided there for 20 years before returning to the United States, living in Marietta, Ga., for many years before ending up in Central.

Joyce loved raising her children in a godly household, being actively involved in church ministry and cooking. She loved the latter so much that she recently graduated with a certificate in culinary arts from Virginia College. She was definitely a Jane of all trades.

She was preceded in death by her father and is survived by her mother.

She is survived by her beloved husband Carter; her three children, Carter Forbes Jr., Jennifer Bryant and Joy Forbes; her twin sister, Judith Davis (Rev. Fredrick Davis) and older twin sisters, LaTriece Fuller and Elise Gainor (William Gainor); her uncle, Abraham Isham (Gloria Isham), and aunt, Alberta Isham; her three grandchildren, Carter Forbes III, Anthony Bryant Jr. and Jada Bryant; her son-in-law, A.J. Bryant, and daughter in-law, Terese Forbes; her sister-in-law, Helen Davis; and brothers-in-law, Robert and Larry Forbes. She is also survived by countless nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and friends in the United States and The Bahamas.

Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home of Seneca is in charge of the arrangements. brownoglesbyfuneralhome.com

Tammy Lamar Gaillard

SENECA — Tammy L. Gaillard, of 116 S. Cove Road in Seneca, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

She was born in Greenville and was the daughter of Balus Lamar and Vivian A. Talley Gaillard.

She is survived by sisters, Deborah G. DeYoung and Ginger G. Beverage.

Memorial services were held June 1 at Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum chapel.

She was employed by AraMark in the Clemson cafeteria. She loved to walk on the beach and collect sea shells.

Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home of Seneca is in charge of the arrangements. brownoglesbyfuneralhome.com

Helen B. Murphy

EASLEY — Sarah Helen Breazeale Murphy, of Brushy Creek Road, widow of the late William “Louie’ Murphy, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018.

Born in Greenville County on April 21, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Frank Breazeale and Elizabeth Looper Breazeale Smith.

Mrs. Murphy was formerly employed with Milliken’s Judson plant for 11 years and was an Avon representative for 25 years. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church and the Prayer Warriors Sunday School Class.

Surviving are her precious family members, a son, Kenneth Louie Murphy and his wife, Deborah Davis Murphy; two granddaughters, Ashlee and Alexis Murphy; a niece, Wanda Breazeale Davis; a great niece, Amber Davis; and her special neighbors, church friends and friends from Bojangles’ and Hardee’s.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Charles Franklin “Charlie” Breazeale.

Funeral services were held on May 30 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, with burial occurring at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd., Anderson, SC 29621

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

Michael Eric Morgan

PICKENS — Michael Eric Morgan, 62, of Pickens, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018.

Mr. Morgan was born on Feb. 3, 1956, in Jacksonville, Fla., and was a longtime resident of Cashiers, N.C.

He attended school in Jacksonville and Orange Park, Fla., graduating from Orange Park High School in 1974. He moved to North Carolina, where he became a contractor, later moving to Pickens, where he had made his home for the last 15 years.

Mr. Morgan was predeceased by his father, Richard F. Morgan. He is survived by a son, Skyler Patrick Morgan, and a grandson, Karter Leo Morgan. He is also survived by his mother, Eula Morgan; a brother, Tim Morgan; two sisters, Rebecca Morgan and Karen Ellison; nephews, Donald Ellison and Frank Robson; great niece, Lidia Robson; and great nephews, Brady Ellison and Erik Ellison.

He is also survived by stepsons, Bo Whitworth, Nate Whitworth, Jesse Whitworth and Troy House; and the mother of his son and loving friend of 30 years, Kim Rivers.

Mike was well-loved and highly respected by his friends and associates in the local homebuilding community. An avid lover of nature, gardener, fisherman and hunter, nothing made Mike happier than sharing his harvest with loved ones.

Funeral services were held June 2 at Dillard Funeral Home.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Morgan family.

Online memorials may be sent to dillardfunerals.com.

Gloria Jean Beasley Turner

EASLEY — Mrs. Gloria Jean Beasley Turner, 72, of Easley, wife of the late Kenneth Aldon Turner, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at her home.

Born on Aug. 14, 1945, in Savannah, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Melvin Cookson and Arline Beasley. She was of the Christian faith.

Surviving are her five sons, Clarence William “Bill” Hickey (Beth), Roger Dwayne Hickey (Angie), Charles Shane Hickey, Wallace Leon Hickey (Jennifer) and Calvin Melvin Hickey (Carol); three brothers, James Arledge (Delores), Roger Spencer and Roddy Spencer; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Turner was also predeceased by one son, Tony Gene Hickey, and a granddaughter, Gloria Anne Hickey.

The funeral services were held at Dillard Funeral Home chapel on May 30.

Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

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

Steve Lewis

PICKENS — Robert Steve Lewis, 65, passed from this life on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Steve was born in Pickens County, a son of the late Lester J. Lewis and Carrie Lee Cassell Lewis.

Survivors include a daughter, Jessica Crowe (Ryan) of Pickens; grandchildren, Addison Crowe and Paisley Crowe; sisters, Nancy Gilstrap (Donnie) and Pat Thompson (Terry); a brother, J. L. Lewis (Marilyn); and special friends, Anne Balliett and Mike Propes.

Steve was predeceased by his parents and a grandson, Roper Crowe.

A graveside service was held June 1 at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Lewis family.

Ron K. Miller

EASLEY — Ronald Keith Miller, 64, of Little Pond Road, husband of Debra Coggins Miller, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Born in Pickens County on Dec. 9, 1953, he was a son of the late Emerson and Virginia Lee Miller.

Ron was a 1972 graduate of Pickens High School. He loved his family, living in the country and growing up on the farm. He also enjoyed fishing, hot rod cars and motorcycles.

In addition to his wife of 41 years, he is survived by brothers, Roger Dale Miller and Henry Miller; a sister, Mary Sloan; sisters-in-law, Linda Coggins and Beverly Snelgrove (Jack); brothers-in-law; Kenny Coggins (Jeannie) and Bill Bright; and a special great grand niece, Hope Coggins. He loved and was loved by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held on June 3 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, with burial at the Miller Family Cemetery in Dacusville.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Compassus Hospice, 1923 E. Main St., Suite C, Duncan, SC 29334.

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

 Glenn A. Nasworthy

EASLEY — Glenn Allen Nasworthy, 83, of Ridge Road, Easley, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 2, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Jacksonville, Fla., he was the son of the late John Thomas Nasworthy and Margaret Nicolas Nasworthy.

Mr. Nasworthy was a 1953 graduate of Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Fla., and a 1957 graduate of Clemson College with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management.

He retired from Thomasville Furniture as a purchasing director. He was a proud supporter of Clemson University, where he was in the first industrial management graduating class, the first president of the Industrial Management Society and a member of the Class of 1957 Alumni Association.

He enjoyed model trains and was an active member of the Central Railway Model and Historical Association. Glenn also had a passion for exercising; heading to the gym three days a week until his recent illness. He was a Mason and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.

He was a dedicated member of Easley First United Methodist Church, where he was treasurer and a member of the Mount Olivet Sunday School Class.

Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Faye Pepper Nasworthy; a daughter, Elizabeth Nasworthy Crocker and husband, Gene Crocker Jr., of Chapin; grandchildren, Meredith Williams and husband, Allen, of Easley and John T. Crocker and wife, Alexandra, of Dallas, Texas; and a great-granddaughter, Clara Elizabeth Williams of Easley.

The memorial service was June 5 in the church sanctuary of Easley First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Easley First United Methodist Church, 115 W. 1st Ave., Easley, SC 29640 or to The Central Railway Model and Historical Association, 108 Werner St., Central, SC 29630.

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

Joyce Burns Shelton

SENECA — Joyce Ann Burns Shelton of Seneca went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

She was born March 22, 1933, in Seneca, to the late Joseph Oyd Burns and Annie B. Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Shelton Jr.

She is survived by a son, Paul “Buddy” Shelton III; daughter, Teresa S. Craig; brother, Austin Burns; sister, Emily Cawthan; and four grandchildren.

The funeral was held June 2 at Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home chapel. Burial followed at Old Stone Church cemetery in Clemson.

Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home of Seneca is in charge of the arrangements. brownoglesbyfuneralhome.com

Gail Ann Defiore

WESTMINSTER — Gail Ann DeFiore passed away on May 10, 2018.

She was a physical therapist who touched many lives in the community.

She is survived by her daughters, Joy DeFiore (Dustin) Strickland and Alison DeFiore; her grandson, Eli Strickland; and her siblings, Barbara (Ken) Torr, Nancy McGlothlin, Ken (Vicky) Dieglio and Sue (Rick) Bukovec. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Dorothy Dieglio.

A funeral mass was held on June 4 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, followed by interment at the Columbarium on site and a reception in Pappineau Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to Capital Needs Fund, Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 170 Bountyland Rd., Seneca, SC 29672.

Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home of Seneca is in charge of the arrangements. brownoglesbyfuneralhome.com

Marie Elizabeth Edwards

EASLEY — Marie E. Edwards, 81, passed from this life Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Capstone Health and Rehabilitation.

Born in Pickens County, Marie was a daughter of the late Ralph Lee Duvall and Ollie Powell Duvall. She was a homemaker and a member of Arial Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Joey Edwards, and sisters, Mary Jean Davenport and Marjorie Chastain, all of Easley.

Mrs. Edwards was predeceased by her parents and a son, David Edwards.

A memorial service to honor her life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Edwards family.

James Mack Swayngham

PICKENS — Mack Swayngham, 74, passed from this life Sunday, June 3, 2018, at his home.

Mack was born in Pickens County, a son of the late Aleck Alonzo Swayngham and Lettie Mae Patten Swayngham. He retired with 20 years of service from the School District of Pickens County, where he taught at the career center. Mack was also active in his community, where he started and hosted the Pickin’ at Pickens Bluegrass Festival. He was also a previous member of the Pickens City Council and was a member of Pickens Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Swayngham of Greenville; a son, Jason Swayngham of Pickens; four sisters, Ann Shock, Jane Gillispie and Faye Padgett (Joe), all of Pickens, and Ellen Morris (Garold) of West Union; two brothers, Joel Swayngham (Wanda) of Pickens and Kenz Swayngham (Lessie Mae) of Pickens; and a sister-in-law, Bess Swayngham of Pickens. Mack is also survived by the mother of his children, Vickie Swayngham of Pickens, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mack was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Pat Swayngham, and a sister, Ruth Hinkle.

A memorial service was held June 5 at Pickens Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pickens County Humane Society, 500 Five Forks Road, Liberty, SC 29657.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Swayngham family.

 


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