Category Archives: Obituaries

Courier Obituaries 12-7-22


EASLEY — Benny Hanson, 70, loving husband of 51 years to Shirley Hanson, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 3, 2022, at his home.

A native of Transylvania County, N.C., Benny was born on Feb. 22, 1952, the son of the late Arthur and Edna Hanson. Mr. Hanson enjoyed fishing and loved to spend time at the lake. Benny loved the Lord and shared the gospel through the ministry of his family’s gospel bluegrass band. He was a family man who loved his wife,

Courier Obituaries 11-30-22


PICKENS — Mr. Alfred Earl Webb Jr., 70, passed peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022.

Mr. Webb was born in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 30, 1952, to the late Alfred E Webb Sr. and Mary Vionia Ginn.

Mr. Webb is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sharon T. Webb; his siblings, Jean, Mary,


PICKENS — Mr. George Boney, 95, passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at his home.

George was born in Cades on Dec. 6, 1926, to the late George and Lucy Bracy Boney. He went to school in Sumter and graduated from Edmunds High School in June 1944.

George served in the Army Air Corps and later in the Air Force. He worked as a watchmaker at Pace Jewelers in Pickens from 1954 until he retired. George was a member of Pickens Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and was a member of the men’s chorus. He also served on the Pickens City Council from 1983-2003.

Mr. Boney is survived by his loving wife, Patricia M. Boney; one daughter, Cynthia D. Boney of

Courier Obituaries 11-16-22


PICKENS — Mr. Roger John Lindsay, 82, loving husband of Judy Lindsay, passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2022, at his residence.

Roger was born in Spartanburg, on Feb. 23, 1940, to the late John and Vivian Caldwell Lindsay. In the 1950s, he held the South Carolina state high jump record for 10 years. Roger graduated from the University of South Carolina and then proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and the National Guard. He was most known for his love of the outdoors, especially bow

Courier Obituaries 11-9-22


SPARTANBURG — Kathy Yvonne Dinkins, 59, died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.

Kathy was born on May 7, 1963, in Fairfield County, to John and Jackie Dinkins.

Kathy was a dedicated ER nurse for 25 years. She continued her education through Chamberlain University and in 2015 obtained a master’s degree as a nurse practitioner.

She was a Christian woman with a gypsy soul. A descendant of civil rights leader Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca tribe, she was very proud and in tune with her Native American roots. Known for her restless energy, Kathy found many passions in life, including her family, raising horses, horseback riding, fitness, competing in triathlons, motorcycles, belly dancing, bicycling, the outdoors, art, singing and especially music. She loved all genres of music (much to the discomfort of others). During the last few years of her life, she remained faithful to her commitment as primary caretaker of her handicapped brother, John.

Always open minded toward new experiences and connections, she was a stranger to nobody and made memorable friendships with people of all walks of life, everywhere she went. Never a dull moment and always on the go.

Even in her “downtime,” she could be found at home rearranging furniture, sipping coffee, burning “sage” and blasting Pearl Jam.

Kathy is survived by her children, Kendra, Brian and Ashley; her 11 grandchildren; and her brother, John Dinkins.

Courier Obituaries 11-2-22


MARIETTA — Glenda Gail Dalton, 55, loving wife of 36 years to Kevin Dalton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Oct. 24, 2022, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

A native of Pickens County, Gail was born on Dec. 19, 1966, the daughter of the late Nancy Norris and Hagood Norris Sr. Gail was a member

Courier Obituaries 10-26-22


SIX MILE — Annie Laverne Stancil McGaha, 83, passed away on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 at her home.

Laverne was born on Sept. 24, 1939, to the late Leo and Essie Durham Stancil. She was a fan of the Atlanta Braves and Clemson Tigers. Laverne’s faith was very important to her, and she attended Crowe Creek Church of God. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Mrs. McGaha is survived by one son, Tommy McGaha; one daughter, Tammy Peters; four grandchildren, Nikki Wyatt (Corey), Josh Peters, David Peters and Hunter McGaha; and two great-

Courier Obituaries 10-19-22


EASLEY — Mr. Robert Clyde “Bob” Stewart III, 58, loving husband of Carla Stewart, passed away on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at AnMed Health Memorial Hospital in Anderson.

Bob was born in Pickens County on May 29, 1964, to the late Robert Clyde Stewart Jr. and Lee Ellis Stewart. Bob had a calm, quiet demeanor and goofy sense of humor. He was a graduate and former football player for The Citadel, where he was a member of the Century Club and developed many close friendships. Bob worked for Greenville County as a building inspector. He enjoyed being

Courier Obituaries 10-12-22


EASLEY — Ruby Cassell Simmons, 88, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at her home surrounded by family.

Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late E.P. “Pink” and Rebecca Gilstrap Cassell. Ruby retired from Ryobi Motor Products and was a faithful member of Free Wesleyan Church in Easley, where she was the treasurer for 32 years. She came from a family of eight

Courier Obituaries 10-5-22


PICKENS — Gary Douglas Holcombe, 79, loving husband of 61 years to Audrey Robinia “Robin” Green Holcombe, passed away on Oct. 1, 2022, at his home.

A native of Pickens County, Gary was born on Oct. 27, 1942, the son of the late Ernest Holcombe and Inez Franks Holcombe. He was employed at Singer/Ryobi for 32 years.

Survivors include his wife, Robin Holcombe of the home; his sons, Gary Mark Holcombe (Lynn) and Randall Scott Holcombe (Lorna), both of Pickens; his daughter, Rebecca Darlene Holcombe Pilgrim (Rick) of Six Mile; grandchildren, Gary James “Jessie” Holcombe (Jennifer), Whitney Holcombe Reid