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Courier Obituaries 1-13-16

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Courier Legals 1-13-16

SUMMONS

IN THE PROBATE COURT

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF PICKENS

IN THE MATTER OF

ESTATE OF NELLIE BAGWELL

CASE NO. 1987ES3900103

TO: Possible unknown heirs of Nellie Bagwell

YOU ARE HERE SUMMONED and required to answer the Petition for Sale of Real Property in this action, a copy of which was filed in the Pickens County Probate Court on September 12, 2015, and is hereby served upon you by Publication, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Petition on the subscriber at his office at 859 Pendleton Street, Pickens, South Carolina, 29671, within thirty (30) days after the date of service; hereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; an if you fail to answer the said Petition within the time aforesaid, the Petitioner in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in said Petition and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition.

ACKER LAMBERT HINTON, P.A.

Adam B. Lambert

Attorney for Petitioner

Pickens, South Carolina

Dated: December 30, 2015

Jan. 6, 13, 20

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NOTICE OF SALE

2015-CP-39-589

BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Pickens County, heretofore granted in the case of United States of America, acting through the Farmers Home Administration, United States Department of Agriculture vs. Christa L. Moss, I, the undersigned Master In Equity appointed under Order of said Court, will sell on February 1, 2016 at 11:00 o’clock, a.m., at the Pickens County Courthouse, Pickens, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property, to wit:

ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the State of South Carolina, County of Pickens, located 2.5 miles North, Northeast of Pickens, being shown and designated a a portion of Lot No. 7 of Blue Ridge Estates on plat prepared by C. E. Shehan Surveying, dated November 9, 1983 and according to said plat, having the following courses and distances, to wit: BEGINNING at iron pin at axle on edge of Blue Ridge Circle; and running along common line of portion of Lot No. 7 herein conveyed and Lot 8 N 75-15 West 179.01 feet to old iron pin; running thence along line of McJunkin North 03-48 East 149.05 feet to old iron pin; running thence along line of McJunkin North 03-48 East 149.05 feet to old iron pin; continuing along line of land of McJunkin North 83-26 East 38.00 feet to new iron pin; running thence along line of portion of Lot No. 6 and a portion of Lot No. 7 (as shown on plat) South 44-17 East 219.40 feet to new iron pin on Blue Ridge Circle; running thence along edge of Blue Ridge Circle South 33-41 West 49.85 feet to the beginning corner.

This being the identical property conveyed unto Beverly E. Widener by deed of the United States of America recorded December 10, 1987 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Pickens County in Record Book 26 at Page 55.

This being the identical property conveyed unto Christa L. Moss by deed of Beverly E. Widener recorded November 22, 1993 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Pickens County in Record Book 222 at Page 122.

TMS #4192-09-26-1622

Property Address: 134 North Blue Ridge Circle, Pickens, SC 29671

TERMS OF SALE: For Cash, the Master In Equity will require a deposit of 5% of the amount of the bid (in cash or equivalent) by 4:00 p.m., on the sales date, the same to be applied on the purchase price in case of compliance, but in case of noncompliance within Twenty (20) days, the same to be forfeited and applied to the costs and Plaintiff’s debt and the property shall be resold at the risk and expense of the former purchaser. Purchaser shall pay for the deed and necessary revenue stamps for the deed. Purchaser to be responsible for payment of taxes and assessments not past due at the time of sale.

No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the sale but compliance with the bid may be made immediately.

The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements, and restrictions and easements and restrictions of record, and any other senior encumbrances.

Interest on the balance of the bid shall be paid to the day of compliance at the rate of 6.5% per day.

The sale will not be held unless the Plaintiff or its attorney is present at the sale or has advised the Master’s office of its bidding instructions. This sale is subject to all matters of record and any interested party should perform an independent title examination of the subject property as no warranty is given.

___________________________

R. Murray Hughes

Special Referee

Gary P. Rish, PC

Attorney for Plaintiff

P. O. Box 508

Irmo, SC 29063

(803) 749-1764

Jan. 13, 20, 27

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ORDER OF PUBLICATION

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF PICKENS

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

CASE No. 2015-CP-39-0872

Billie Jane Pressley, Plaintiff, vs- Teresa D. Fowler, Leslie C. Pressley, Curtis Blake Pressley AND John Doe and Richard Roe representing possible unknownparties, Defendants.

Upon reading the attached Affidavit, it appears to my satisfaction that this is a proper case in which service may be had upon Defendants by publication as authorized by 15-9-730 and 15-9-720 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976).

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, that the Lis Pendens, Summons and Notice and Service by Publication shall be published in Pickens County Courier, a newspaper having general circulation in the County of Pickens, South Carolina, once a week, on the same day of each week, for a period of three consecutive weeks, said publication being hereby designated as the one most likely to give notice to said Defendants. Any Defendants having a last known address shall be mailed a copy of the Summons and Complaint certified mail\restricted delivery.

AND IT IS SO ORDERED.

/s/ Perry H. Gravely

JUDGE, THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OR

CLERK OF COURT FOR PICKENS COUNTY

PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA

Date: January 4, 2016

Jan. 13, 20, 27

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LIS PENDENS

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF PICKENS

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

CASE # 2015-CP-39-872

Billie Jane Pressley, Plaintiff, vs- Teresa D. Fowler, Leslie C. PressleyCurtis Blake Pressley, and all Persons unknown claiming thru William A. Pressley deceased,anyright,title, estate, interestin orlien on the realestate described in the Complaint; being as a class designated as John Doe, and any such unknowninfants or persons under disability or in the military service being as a classdesignated as Richard Roe, Defendants.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced and is now pending before this Court upon Complaint of the above named Plaintiff against the above named Defendants for partition and sale of the following described real estate which is the subject of this action:

ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the Woodside Mills Village Plat #2, in the Town of Liberty, State of South Carolina, County of Pickens, and being more particularly describedas Lot 38 as shown on a plat entitled “A Subdivision of Woodside Mills, Liberty, Plat No. 2, Liberty, S.C.” made by Piedmont Engineering service, Greenville, S. C., dated December, 1951, and having the courses, distances, metes and bounds as will be shown by reference to said survey recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Pickens County in Plat Book 1920 at Page 138. According to said plat, the within described lot is also known as No. 4 Tillman Street and fronts thereon 126 feet.

The interest of the Plaintiff is the one-third (1/3) interest in the above property conveyed to the Estate of William A. Pressley by Deed of Distribution of the Estate of Curtis W. Pressley dated December 23, 2010 and recorded January 24, 2011 in Deed Book 1366 at page 48. The Estate of William A. Pressley is being probated in the Pickens County Probate Court in case file #2010-ES-39-509 (See Deed of Distribution dated March 7, 2014 and recorded March 7, 2014 in Deed Book 1587 at Page 329). Billie Jane Pressley and William Lee Pressley are the two children of William A. Pressley and the sole heirs of William A. Pressley as to his real property. William Lee Pressley conveyed all his right, title and interest in and to this property unto Billie Jane Pressley by deed dated February 19, 2014 and recorded February 28, 2014 in Deed Book 1586 at Page 114, Pickens County records.

Pickens County Tax Map Parcel #4087 12-95-9512

Property address: 4 Tillman St., Liberty, SC 29657

_/s/_______________________

R. MURRAY HUGHES, III

Attorney for Plaintiff

P. O. Box 1389

Pickens, SC 29671

(864) 878-2124

SC Bar #2800

July15, 2015

Pickens, South Carolina

Jan. 13, 20, 27

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SUMMONS

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF PICKENS

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

CASE # 2015-CP-39-872

(Non-jury Partition Action)

Billie Jane Pressley, Plaintiff, vs- Teresa D. Fowler, Leslie C. Pressley, Curtis Blake Pressley, and all Persons unknown claiming thru William A. Pressley deceased, anyright,title, estate, interestin orlien on the realestate described in the Complaint; beingas a class designated as John Doe, and any such unknowninfants or persons under disability or in the military service being as a classdesignated as Richard Roe, Defendants.

TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED:

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED to answer the Complaint in this matter, a copy of which was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Pickens County, and to serve a copy of your Answer thereto upon the subscriber, R. Murray Hughes,III, at his office located at 4606 Moorefield Memorial Highway, Suite 3, (P.O. Box 1389) Pickens, South Carolina, 29671, within thirty (30) days from the date of service hereof upon you. If you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court, above named, for judgment by default to be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the within Complaint.

YOU WILL FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for a general Order of Reference in this case to the Special Referee for this Court, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the Referee is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case and any appeal from the final judgment entered herein to be made directly to the South Carolina Supreme Court or Court of Appeals as appropriate.

TO: MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS:

YOU ARE HEREBY summoned and notified to apply for appointment of Guardian ad Litem to represent said infant under eighteen years of age within thirty days after the service of this Summons. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Plaintiff herein.

TO: INFANT(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEAR OF AGE AND IMPRISONED PERSON(S):

YOU ARE HEREBY summoned and notified to apply for the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem to represent you in this action within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, and if you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff herein.

TO: INFANT(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE (INCOMPETENT OR INSANE) AND TO THE GENERAL OR TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN, COMMITTEE WITH WHOM (S)HE (THEY) RESIDE(S):

YOU ARE HEREBY summoned and notified to apply for appointment of a Guardian ad Litem to represent said infant(s) under fourteen years (said incompetent or insane person) within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, and if you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff herein.

/s/_______

R. Murray Hughes, III

Attorney for Plaintiff

P.O. Box 1389

Pickens, SC 29671

(864)878-2124

S. C. Bar #2800

July15, 2015

Pickens, South Carolina

Jan. 13, 20, 27

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PETITION for DETERMINATION OF HEIRS

PETITIONER: Charlena Elizabeth Blake

DECEASED: William Turner Gowens

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:

DATE OF BIRTH: 09/21/1913

DATE OF DEATH: 05/26/2002

NAMES OF POSSIBLE KNOWN HEIRS AND RELATIONSHIPS:

REASON FOR PETITION: To establish the heirs of the deceased dated on date of death.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Date: February 16, 2016

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Place: Pickens County Probate Court

222 McDaniel Avenue

Pickens, SC 29671

PURPOSE: Hearing upon the Petition of Charlena Elizabeth Blakein the Estate of William Turner Gowens.

DESCRIPTION OF PLEADING: Petition for Determination of Heirs under South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, as amended.

A full copy of the Summons and Petition is available from the undersigned attorney. If you do not appear at the hearing or file and Answer, the relief requested will be granted.

Executed: Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

_________________________

BY: Adam B. Lambert

P.O. Box 9

Pickens, SC 29671

(864) 878-1184

Jan. 13, 20, 27

 

Letters to the Editor 1-13-16

Duncan’s obstruction

Dear Editor,

Congressman Jeff Duncan’s recent email to supporters regarding passage of the Omnibus spending bill makes it abundantly clear that Duncan continues to be more interested in obstructing the operation of our government and

Hagood Mill to celebrate new year in music Saturday

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The Blue Ridge Mountains begin right here in South

Member of the Month

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Courier Community Calendar 1-13-16

• Classes offered at Hagood Center

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Notice to Creditors 1-13-16

The publisher shall only be liable for an amount less than or equal to the charge for the space of the item in error in the case of errors in or omissions from any advertisement, and only for the first incorrect insertion.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

All persons having claims against the following estates MUST file their claims on Form #371ES with the Probate Court of PICKENS COUNTY, the address of which is 222 MCDANIEL AVE., B-16 PICKENS, SC 29671, within eight (8) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors or within one (1) year from date of death, whichever is earlier (SCPC 62-3-801, et seq.), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements on the prescribed form (FORM #371ES) indicating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any uncertainty as to the claim, and a description of any security as to the claim.

Estate: Irene Lewis Brezeale

AKA: Parrie Irene Brezeale

Date of Death: 03/28/2015

Case Number: 2015ES3900280-2

Personal Representative:

Parrie Jean Brezeale Hatley

Address: 209 Pebble Creek Drive

Taylors, SC 29687

Co-Personal Representative: Dale Brezeale

Address: 1721 Belle Shoals Road

Pickens, SC 29671

Dec. 30 Jan. 6, 13

Estate: Marisa Stegmuller-Miller

Date of Death: 06/20/2014

Case Number: 2015ES3900630

Personal Representative: Paul Erik Miller

Address: 321 City Lake Drive

Pickens, SC 29671

Attorney: Adam B. Lambert

Address: Post Office Box 9

Pickens, SC 29671

Dec. 30 Jan. 6, 13

Estate: Jesse Holmes Morgan, Jr.

Date of Death: 12/20/2015

Case Number: 2015ES3900822

Personal Representative: Betty M. Stephens

Address: 156 Glassy Mountain St.

Pickens, SC 29671

Attorney: R. Murray Hughes

Address: P.O. Box 1389

Pickens, SC 29671

Jan. 6, 13, 20

Estate: Mildred Reece Derossett

Date of Death: 11/20/2015

Case Number: 2015ES3900823

Personal Representative: Donald Derossett

Address: 3036 Walhalla Hwy.

Six Mile, SC 29682

Attorney: R. Murray Hughes

Address: P.O. Box 1389

Pickens, SC 29671

Co-Personal Representative:

Ronald Derossett

Address: 123 Ligon St.

Pickens, SC 29671

Jan. 6, 13, 20

 

Trespass Notices 1-13-16

In the state of South Carolina, trespass after notice is a misdemeanor criminal offense prohibited by section 16-11-620 for the South Carolina Code.

Those who enter upon the lands of others without the permission of the owner or manager shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor trespassing.

All persons are hereby notified and warned not to hunt, fish, cut timber or trespass in any manner whatsoever upon the lands of the undersigned:

Jessica Anderson Faus Jan. 2016

Barry and Rhonda Herd Feb. 2016

Harold Caddell Feb. 2016

Pamela Wilson Feb. 2016

Danny McCall March 2016

L.C. Russell March 2016

Joshua Daughety and Sue Mittelstadt March 2016

Jim D. Kelly April 2016

The Echo Valley Land Trust June 2016

Frank M. and Marie M. Crane June 2016

Jimmy McGrew June 2016

Dwight C. and Thelma P. Thrift June 2016

Melvin Lamar and Catherine Gilstrap July 2016

Artistic Builders Inc. July 2016

Larry Gibson July2016

Greg M. Cadell and Mary E. Caddell. July 2016

John F. Hendricks July 2016

Doris and Waymon Aikens July 2016

Cecil and Ruby Reid Aug. 2016

Jerry Galbreath Aug. 2016

Glenn and Carolyn Sellers Oct. 2016

Carl W. Porter Nov. 2016

Charles M. Smith Dec. 2016

Dolly Morris Dec. 2016

John T. M. Tompkins Dec. 2016

Sarah Rampy Jan. 2017

Frances Mathis Jan. 2017

Betty McGrew Hill Jan. 2017

Mildred Rigdon Cobb Jan. 2017

Tredwell and Erica Zeigler Feb. 2017

Edward and Evinne Elrod July 2017

Randy and Lynn Griffin Aug. 2017

Jeffery D. and Sandra Couch Aug. 2017

 


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