Daily Archives: 05/05/2020

The tuxedo in the attic

Uncle Walter had lived a full life before we children came into the picture.

We thought of him as our uncle — the one who drove the car, ran a truck farm, the gin and sent us on errands and assigned tasks.

Most of his instructions began with “Run in yonder and bring me my” cane, keys, etc. or “Run out yonder and get the” corn for supper, eggs, tomatoes, mail, etc.

We thought of him as old — almost ancient. But Uncle Walter had a life we knew nothing about as children. I suppose we thought, as children do, that noting much had happened before we were there, but that belief was shaken one summer day.

Grandmama wanted to clean out the attic. We were available, so up the ladder we went with

DHEC and death certificates

When I die, I expect friends, acquaintances and perhaps strangers to ask a common question: “How did he die?”

The answer to that question for all persons who die in South Carolina is recorded on an official state record — a death certificate. If a death is attended by a physician, the physician states the manner and cause of death on an official form. If the death is unattended by a physician, the manner and cause of death is recorded by a coroner or a medical examiner.

Those forms must be forwarded by the physician or coroner to the embalmer or funeral director taking possession of the body, and this information is to be included in a death certificate that is filed by the

Letters to the Editor 5-6-20

Supporting Gravely for council seat

Dear Editor,

I’m the owner of small business LaRue Fine Chocolate and a lifelong resident of Pickens County. I’m not usually a letter to the editor writer, but the upcoming Pickens County Council District 3 race has me pretty excited.

I think now more than ever it is important to elect officials who actually care about their constituents and understand that they are our public servant and should always selflessly put aside their ego and their best interest to serve the interest of the community.

For years in District 3, we’ve been shuffling through the same people running the same campaigns. The current incumbent has never risen to the challenge of the office. And Alex Saitta, whose name is printed on the “Opinion” page more than most, may have a new campaign “look,” but he’s the same

Courier Obituaries 5-6-20


EASLEY — Mr. Randy Edward White, 62, husband of Donna Renner White for 34 years, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Born in Kingsport, Tenn., a son of the late Ernest J.B. White and Ella Fields Justus, Randy loved to go cruising and traveling every chance he had. He also loved to watch NASCAR and basketball, and was a huge University of Tennessee Volunteers fan. He loved all his animals, and it was obvious that they loved him, too.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother, is a son, Jonathan White (Amanda); two sisters, Anita Hensley (Allen) and Karen Darnell (Steve); half-brother, Mark White; stepfather, Curtis Justus; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, Randy was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy “Ernie” White and

Blessing box in Six Mile

Nevaeh Grace Woodson, a junior at D.W. Daniel High School, is currently Little Miss S.C. Teen Miss Clemson. Woodson will be competing for LMSC Teen Miss South Carolina in July. All contestants are encouraged to do community service projects. On Sunday, April 26, Woodson opened a “community blessing box pantry” where those in need can take what they need and people can leave what they can to help others, located at the Kwik Mart at 302 N. Main St. in Six Mile. The box is for anyone who is strugging as a result of recent shutdowns or layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The box contains non-perishable food items, as well as toiletries. Her goal is to hopefully get the community involved to keep the box supplied.

DAR helps tornado victims

By Lynda Abegg

For the Courier

PICKENS — A lot of people say it takes a village, but if you ask any member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), they will say it takes a chapter.

In this case, the Fort Prince George Chapter.

May Headley, who lives in Pickens, asked members of the chapter to bring in “those little bottles of shampoo and conditioner you get at hotels.” It didn’t take long before she had several bins full, of not only shampoo and conditioner, but toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant and even purse-sized

Duke Energy funds available for fish and wildlife habitat projects around Keowee and Jocassee

UPSTATE — Beginning on Monday, qualifying government agencies and nonprofit organizations were encouraged to submit applications for the Keowee-Toxaway Habitat Enhancement Program (KTHEP).

The program funds projects that create, enhance and protect fish and wildlife habitats along the shores of Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee, as well as in their watersheds.

Projects eligible for funding include a wide range of categories — from planting native shoreline

AnMed requires face coverings

UPSTATE — AnMed Health will now require all patients arriving for appointments or procedures to wear a face covering.

This policy applies to patients arriving at all hospital campuses, emergency rooms, outpatient facilities and physician practices. Those who do not have a mask may use an alternative such as a bandana, scarf or sports buff.

For the safety of patients and staff, AnMed Health’s visitor restrictions remain unchanged and in place at all AnMed Health locations.

As businesses in the community begin to reopen, AnMed Health encourages residents to continue wearing face coverings whenever in public and to continue practicing social distancing and good hand hygiene.


Courier Comics 5-6-20

Courier Legal Notices 5-6-20






Pasui Real Estate Holdings, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. The H. Glen Smith cemetery, Pickens County, South Carolina, and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described in the Complaint; any unknown adults, being as a class designated as John Doe, and any such unknown infants and/or persons under disability being as a class designated as Richard Roe, and any and all persons having any and all rights to utilize and access the cemetery as described In the Complaint, Defendants.



You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action a copy