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Courier Obituaries 8-8-18

MILDRED HUGHES LINK

CLEMSON — Mary Mildred Hughes Link, 87, widow of J.W. Link, passed away, Monday, July 30, 2018, surrounded by her family at Clemson Downs.

Born in Gray Court, she was a daughter of the late John Gary and Annie Mae Greenway Hughes. She was a graduate of the Anderson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was a career nurse and retired from Redfern Health Center at Clemson University. Mildred loved to cross stitch, cook for her family, read and take family vacations at the beach.

Surviving are children, Judy Link of Clemson, Johnson Link (Gennie) of Clemson and Alan Link (DiDi) of Summerville; grandchildren, Amanda Smith (Rusty) of Easley, Jay Link (Stephanie) of Liberty, Hannah Link of Clemson, Jessica Link of Clemson and Katie Link of Summerville; great-grandchildren, Russ and Rhys Smith of Easley and Abigail Link of Liberty; sisters, Garie Mae Davis of Laurens and Joanne Boulware of Rock Hill; and special nieces, Sue Owen of Six Mile, Frances Harper of Watkinsville, Ga., and Margaret Ann Thornton of Littleton, Colo.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Sally Link Fowler; and siblings, John Hughes and Nell Garrett.

Funeral services were held on Aug. 1 at East Clemson Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. David Gallamore and Rev. Ray Campbell officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Clemson Downs Volunteers, 500 Downs Loop, Clemson, SC 29631.

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

OLIVE W. JONES CLIPPARD

EASLEY — Mrs. Olive Elizabeth Watson Jones Clippard, 94, wife of the late Edwin Jones, the late Reginald Clippard and the late Forrest Putnam, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, July 30, 2018.

Mrs. Clippard was born Feb. 7, 1924, in Easley, a daughter of the late Rinda Cisson Watson. She was a graduate of Dacusvile High School and Draughn’s Business College. Mrs. Clippard retired from Platt Saco Lowell with 30 years of service and was a lifelong member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, where she belonged to the Glen Williams Sunday school class.

Surviving are her son-in-law, Mr. James Benny Hunter of Easley; her grandson, Benjamin Lee (Adriane) Hunter of Easley; and her great-grandsons, Baylon C. Hunter, Brennan E. Hunter and Vincent E. Gonick. In addition to her mother and husbands, Mrs. Clippard was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Linda Jones Hunter; two brothers, Ralph and Louie Watson; and a sister, Faye Martin.

Graveside services were held on Aug. 3 at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens, with Revs. Jim Finley and Phil Henry officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cross Roads Baptist Church Building Fund, 160 Cross Roads Church Road, Easley, SC 29640.

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

RICHARD”LARRY” ELLENBURG

PICKENS — Richard “Larry” Ellenburg, 76, husband of Carolyn Aiken Ellenburg, passed from this life Monday, July 30, 2018.

He was born in Greenville County, a son of the late Lloyd Richard Ellenburg and the late Frances Spearman Ellenburg. Larry was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church, a retiree of the FAA as an air traffic controller with 25 years of service and a retiree of Pickens County as a 911 dispatcher with 10 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn, of 55 years of the home; children, Eric Richard (Tessa) Ellenburg of Sunset and Kenna Melissa (Mike) Dillard of Pickens; grandchildren, Jason (Jerussa) Dillard, Wesley Dillard, Ginny Dillard, Price Dillard, Brayden Smith, Jackson Crawford, Christina Ellenburg and Elizabeth Ellenburg; and brothers, Gerald (Kathy) Ellenburg, and Mitchell (Renee) Ellenburg.

Larry was predeceased by his parents and an infant daughter, Lori Kay Ellenburg.

A memorial service was held on Aug. 2 at Holly Springs Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Barry Dillworth and Rev. Scott Durham.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holly Springs Baptist Church, 3450 Table Rock Road, Pickens, SC 29671.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Ellenburg family.

NEAN CRAIG

EASLEY — Nean Craig, 93, of Easley passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Born in Pickens, he was the son of the late John B. Craig and Pearl Baker Craig and the husband of Ruth Seaborn Craig.

Mr. Craig was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and attended Pickens View Wesleyan Church. Mr. Craig spent most of his life as an associate at Yongue’s Drugstore in Pickens. He also was a graduate of Six Mile High School and a World War II veteran in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Ruth Seaborn Craig; one son, Don Craig and his wife Annette of Pawleys Island; and a daughter, Gail Griffin of Easley. Mr. Craig also leaves five grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren to share in his memory. Mr. Craig is predeceased by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

A graveside service was held on Aug. 2 at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Online memorials may be sent to dillardfunerals.com.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Craig Family.

JERRY DAVIS CHAPMAN

PICKENS — Jerry D. Chapman, 72, husband of the late Joyce K. Chapman, passed from this life Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.

Born in Pickens County, Jerry was a son of the late Goode Chapman and the late Nellie Davis Chapman.

Survivors include a son, Terry (Kristie) Chapman of Pickens; a grandson, Zac Chapman; a brother, Mike Chapman; and two sisters, Ann Holcombe and Lois (Ambrose) Dennis.

Jerry was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Joyce, and brothers, Clyde B. Chapman and Joe Chapman.

The funeral service was held on Aug. 7 in the funeral home chapel, officiated by Rev. Terry Parrish. Burial followed at Holly Springs Baptist Church cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Chapman family.

BOBBY ALLEN WOOD

LIBERTY — Bobby Allen Wood, 84, of 600 Breazeale Road, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at his residence.

Born in Bristol, Tenn., he was the widower of Alice Bass Wood and the son of the late Buren and Virgie Richardson Wood. He was a retired truck mechanic from Coca-Cola Enterprises and had also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Candice Wood; a son, Tyler Wood; a stepdaughter, Barbara Goodman; and a sister-in-law, Mattie Collins of the home.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Edith Crane and Doris Richards.

No services are planned at this time. Private inurnment will be held at a later date at Liberty Memorial Gardens.

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

PAUL B. WOOD

CENTRAL — Dr. Paul B. Wood, 88, passed away peacefully at the Cottingham House on Aug. 4, 2018.

Born on March 29, 1930, in Macon, Ga., Dr. Wood grew up in Gastonia, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. and Mrs. J.A. Wood, and five older siblings.

Paul Wood was a graduate of Central Wesleyan Methodist Junior College, Guildford College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology. In 1962, Dr. Wood joined the faculty at Central Wesleyan College, now Southern Wesleyan University, where he spent his entire career, retiring as faculty emeritus. In addition to leading the psychology department, he served as the first dean of students at the college, and later, as academic dean, he led the effort to secure the college’s first regional accreditation as a four-year liberal arts institution. For years he co-directed a study abroad program for students in England with his dear friends and colleagues Jim and Barbara Bross.

Dr. Wood was dedicated to the Wesleyan Church. In 1964, he began what would be more than 30 years of service as a psychological consultant to the Department of Wesleyan World Missions. Over the years, he traveled extensively to visit and support those working in the church’s mission fields. He served as the director of the Wesleyan Medical Fellowship for eight years, as a delegate to the general conference of the Wesleyan Church on several occasions, and on the general board of administration of the church for eight years. He taught the same Sunday school class at First Wesleyan Church in Central (now Alive Wesleyan) for more than 50 years.

Dr. Wood was dedicated to his community. At one time, he served as president of the S.C. Mental Health Association, and for a number of years he chaired the 13th Judicial Circuit Court Foster Care Review Board. He worked, for many years, as a consulting psychologist to the schools of Pickens County, and after retiring from SWU, he worked full-time for the school district until his retirement in 1997. Long after that, he maintained an office on the campus of SWU and continued to see clients and people in need for as long as he was able.

Dr. Wood was dedicated to his family. He leaves behind his loving wife of 65 years, Christine Brown Wood, who was his partner in the truest sense of the word. He is survived by three children, Shauna Jones (Charlie) of Simpsonville, Katie Wood Ray (Jim) of Waynesville, N.C., and Andrew Wood (Kellyn) of Clemson; four grandchildren, Eric Jones, Hannah Sandberg (Kurtis), AJ Wood and Beckham Wood; and one great-granddaughter, Mary Olivia Sandberg. He also has many nieces, nephews and former students, who think of him like a father, often referring to him affectionately as PB.

His was a life of service, which he lived to the fullest.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Newton Hobson Fine Arts Center on the campus of SWU.

The family will receive friends from 10-11:15 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the P.B. Wood Scholarship Fund at Southern Wesleyan University, or to Hospice of the Foothills.

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

BERNICE JUANITA KING ATKINSON

CENTRAL — Bernice Juanita King Atkinson, 93, wife of the late Edward J. Atkinson, passed from this life Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.

Born in Westminster, she was a daughter of the late James King and Ida Harbin King. Mrs. Atkinson was a homemaker, a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and the Women’s VFW Auxiliary in Pendleton.

Survivors include her son, Gerald “Jerry” (Pam) Atkinson of Sunset; her daughter, Carole Atkinson Maw of Six Mile; two stepbrothers, Jimmy (Dale) King and Gene King; a stepsister, Linda King Robinson; three grandchildren, Kimberly (Greg) Atkinson Sims of Studio City, Calif., Karen (Heath) Maw Hughes of Mills River, N.C., and Chris (Pam) Maw of Lenoir, N.C.; and six great-grandchildren, Cayla Hughes, Sarah Hughes, Kenny Maw, Douglas Maw, Kristen Maw and Virginia Wray Sims.

Mrs. Atkinson was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and two sisters, Margie Boggs and Francis Honea.

Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home, with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m., officiated by Rev. Johnathan McGary. The burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 421 SE Main St. #100, Simpsonville, SC 29681.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Atkinson family.

LILLIAN S. MENNER

SENECA — Lillian S. Menner, 90, of Seneca, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

She was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Irvington, N.J., to the late Charles Schneider and Lillian Varga Schneider.

She is survived by a son, Peter S. Menner; daughter, Magda A Menner; sister, Carolyn Ruhrort; and three grandchildren, Annelyse Menner, Bailey Menner and Lillie Nielson.

A memorial service was held on Aug. 3 at the Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home chapel.

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

FREDRICK LAROQUE SCALES

EASLEY — Frederick Laroque Scales, 70, of Easley, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.

He was born Jan. 2, 1948, in New Bern, N.C., to the late Gilbert Williams and Susie Hartsfield Scales. He was a retired social worker.

He is survived by a son, William Joseph Scales; daughter, Stephanie Elizabeth Scales; brother, Gilbert (Harriette) Scales III; niece, Katherine (Kevin) Crouse; nephew, William (Desiree) Scales; and grandchildren, Amenity, Lauren, KJ and Kylie Scales and Victoria Gonzales.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Parish in Clemson.

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

MARGARET “PEGGY” GREEN

EASLEY — Mrs. Margaret Thompson “Peggy” Green, 82, wife of the late Charles Byron Green, passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Hendersonville, N.C., she was a daughter of the late James Drayton Thompson and the late Helen Thomas Thompson. Mrs. Green was a member of Pickens First Baptist Church and loved reading, her family and spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

Surviving are a son, Jeff Green (Roxanne) of Easley; a daughter, Terri Keasler (Scott) of Easley; and grandchildren, John Keasler and Daniel Green.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Green was predeceased by a daughter, Suzanne Green McClure, and a brother, Tommy Thompson.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road. Burial will follow in Robinson Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation at cholangiocarcinoma.org.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Willows of Easley for their love and care shown to Mrs. Green during her years of residence. “Peggy Lou” felt their love every day.

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

JACKIE ROBERTS

SENECA — Jackie Roberts, 61, of Seneca, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at MUSC in Charleston.

She was born July 7, 1957, to JC and Christine Thomason Durham. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Kenneth Durham. She enjoyed reading, going to the beach, the South Carolina Gamecocks and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her mother, Christine Durham; brother, Doug Durham; sisters, Brenda (Bill) Cater, Libby Alexander and Cathy Martin; a son, Kyle (Abby) Roberts; daughters, Mackenzie Roberts and Kayla (Mat) Griffith; and a grandson, Kyler Griffith.

A memorial service was held on Aug. 7 at Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home.

RAY HAYNES

PICKENS — Ray Haynes, 75, of Pickens, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018, at his home.

Born on Oct. 11, 1942, in Augusta, Ga., he was the son of the late Benjamin and Eula Crane Haynes. He was retired from Mark IV Dayco, where he participated in bowling tournaments with his co-workers. Mr. Haynes enjoyed fishing and loved to watch wrestling.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Cooper Haynes; daughter, Carey Bolding and her husband, Bennett “Ben”; granddaughters, LeighAnne and Kelley Elizabeth Bolding; and nine siblings, Caroline, Margaret, Nancy, Brenda, Olice, Joe, Timmy, Lee and Allen.

Mr. Haynes was also predeceased by three siblings, Patricia, Ralph and Wallace.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, Aug. 10, at 3 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens, with the Rev. Billy Bolding officiating.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Haynes family in making arrangements.

JOE C. MEDLIN

Easley — Joe Clifton Medlin, 79, of Richard Street, husband of the late Jessie Lyday Medlin, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Pickens County, Joe grew up in the Dacusville community. He was a son of the late Joseph and Theny Landers Medlin.

Mr. Medlin was retired from J.P. Stevens’ Monaghan Plant after 45 years of dedicated service. He loved his family and enjoyed hunting with his nephew, Steve Lyday.

Surviving are his children, Mildred Brissey, Peggy Sloan, Gail Kern (Mike), David Lesley (Billie), Roy Lesley and George Medlin (Angel), all of Easley, and Billy Medlin (Tracy) of Pickens; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Medlin was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Becky Lesley, and six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens.

The family received friends Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to The COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134.

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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