Category Archives: Obituaries

Courier Obituaries 11-25-20


CENTRAL — Furman Shedd, 82, the son of the late Ollie Lee Shedd and late Lawrence Shedd, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by family.

He is now in heaven with his son, Jeffrey Furman Shedd.

Furman was a remarkable person. He retired from Clemson University after working there for 22

Courier Obituaries 11-18-20


CENTRAL — Melinda Roper Manley, 51, wife of William Richard Manley, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville.

Mendi was born in Easley, a daughter of Bennie and Pat Campbell Roper of Pickens. She was a graduate of Easley High School and was a former respiratory specialist with AnMed Health. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to her husband and parents, are a son, Jonathan Roper Manley of the home;

Courier Obituaries 11-11-20


PICKENS — Robert Alec Swayngham, 54, departed this earthly life for his heavenly home on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He attended The Crossing Church in Chugiak, Alaska.

Alec was born Dec. 31, 1965 to Joel and Wanda Swayngham. Alec is the beloved husband of his devoted wife, Barbara Bebout Swayngham, who cared for him tirelessly throughout his illness. He adored Barbara, his sweetie, and doted on his dogs, EP and Smitty. Alec’s gentle nature and corny sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him. He was a uniquely kind and longsuffering person, who was loved by all.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his stepson, Brent Riddle of Pickens; two stepdaughters, Tracy Lovelace of Hillsboro, Ore., and Mandy Riddle of Suwanee, Ga.; a granddaughter, Ashlyn Lovelace; his brother, Travis

Courier Obituaries 11-4-20


PICKENS — Mr. Stanley Roy Green, 90, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.

Mr. Green was born in Woodstock, Conn., and was the son of the late Ralph Dexter Green and Ina Elizabeth Buell Green. He was the loving husband of the late Margaret Doreen Jones Green for 39 years, and then loving husband of the late Lois Demming Green for 21 years.

Mr. Green was retired from the United States Air Force and also from Connecticut’s Department of Motor Vehicles. He was a member of Volusia Baptist Church in Deltona, Fla., and the chaplain at the American Legion in Deltona, Fla. Mr. Green was a jokester and loved to tell stories. He was a prolific painter, with hundreds of acrylics on wood to his credit. He came from a large family who loved each other, and he loved them. He was a man who was known for his love of laughter.

Survivors include his children, Susan Green of Pickens, Stephen Green (Nancy) of Las Vegas, Nev., Jeanne Otey (Sidney W.) of Pickens, Margie Green of Cope, Michael Green (Regina) of Neeses and James Green of Deltona, Fla.; 16 loving grandchildren and 16 additional loving and precious great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Olive Bineau of Columbus, Ohio, and Mabel Green of Pomfret, Conn.; and

Courier Obituaries 10-28-20


LIBERTY — Sybil Jean Nichols, 69, wife of the late Arvel Kenneth Nichols, of 414 Odell Road, Liberty, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at her home.

A native of North Carolina, Mrs. Nichols was the daughter of the late Alfred and Ella Mae Kinsey Morgan. She was a member of Unity and Love Worship Center.

Mrs. Nichols is survived by her sons, William Nichols of Liberty and Billy Nichols (Kassie) of Seneca; daughters, Brittany Nichols and Morgan Nichols, both of Liberty; brothers, Tony Morgan (Cindy) of Pickens and Jim Morgan (Sheila) of Easley; sisters, Deborah Cheshire (Roy) of Hartwell, Ga., and Kathy Campbell of Seneca; grandchildren, Yyzabellahh Thomas, Marlee Nichols, Peyton Nichols, Blayze Howard and Maddux Howard; and a special niece, Shannon Hardenbrook.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Nichols was

Courier Obituaries


PICKENS — Dallas Dale Ball, 85, husband to Nellie Ruth Hare Ball, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.

Born on Dec. 1, 1934, Mr. Ball was the son of the late James Daniel Ball and Julia Amanda Brawley Ball.

A United States Navy veteran, Dallas achieved the rank of Ccommander and served as a JAG officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve’s Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina.

Mr. Ball was a member of the South Carolina Bar and had a distinguished career as an attorney for more than 50 years. A working man’s lawyer, he fought for the people. He practiced

Courier Obituaries 10-14-20


EASLEY — Mr. John Marshall Holloway, 85, husband of the late Betty Jean Bowens Holloway, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020.

Born in Easley, he was a son of the late Ida Mae Robinson. Mr. Holloway worked at the Easley hospital for many years and later worked with the Easley Recreation Department. Many also knew him from the work he did at the flea markets selling Avon.

Mr. Holloway loved sports and he loved people. Anyone who knew him knows what a kind and gentle spirit he was. He will be greatly missed by all of his family friends.

Surviving are a son, George Davis of Liberty; and numerous loving family and friends.

In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Holloway was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Jean Holloway Robinson.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

“God doesn’t give us what we can handle; God helps us handle what we are given.”

Visit or Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory-Downtown, Easley.


LIBERTY — Irene King Griffith, 98, of Liberty, died on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Liberty on Oct. 10, 1922, she was the widow of William F. “Bill” Griffith and a daughter of

Courier Obits 10-07-20


EASLEY — Mrs. Ruth Adelle James McGuire, 89, loving wife of Robert “Bob” McGuire, of Easley, passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at her residence.

Mrs. McGuire was born in Liberty on May 19, 1931, to the late Raymond and Estelle Batson James. She retired from Sears Corporation as an appliance salesperson and was a very active member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church of Easley, where she taught preschool for 46 years.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. McGuire is survived by two sons, Mike McGuire (Kim) and Rev. Mark McGuire (LuAnne), both of Easley; a sister, Dorothy Berlin of Greer; three

Courier Obituaries 9-30-20


LIBERTY — Howard Lee Spivey, 84, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.

Mr. Spivey was born in Polk County, N.C., and was the son of the late Oberian Spivey and Pearlie Searcy Spivey and loving husband for 60 years to Avis Wall Spivey.

Mr. Spivey was of the Baptist faith and attended when he could Potters Clay Fellowship. He was a lover of all animals. He carried dog and cat food with him always, just to feed the strays. He would say that taking care of the strays was what led him to be successful. His first job was with Reeves Constructions, and that brought him to this area. He moved on to being a business owner

Courier Obituaries 9-23-20


EASLEY — Christopher Juhl Kearns passed away on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

He lived from Dec. 9, 1975, to Sept. 19, 2020.

A Brother’s Perspective:

Chris was born with a mental illness that robbed him of so many things in life that most of us take for granted. He struggled greatly to find his place in the world. My family struggled at times to protect Chris from himself, understand, and properly care for him. While we searched for the answers, we saw Chris slip into dark places, sometimes years on end. His condition demanded a lot