Category Archives: Obituaries

Courier Obituaries 9-20-23


ANDERSON — Mr. John Clark Galloway, 69, loving husband of Rhonda Joyce McCulloch Galloway, of Anderson, passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023 in Sparta, Ga.

Mr. Galloway was born in Pickens County on Jan. 25, 1954 to the late Verner and Marie White Galloway.

He was retired from Nu Life Environmental as a supervisor and in his free time he enjoyed tournament fishing, hunting, bowling, sitting on his back porch watching the deer, and cars, especially project cars. Mr. Galloway was a very competitive person, who loved all sports, especially cheering on his favorite team, the USC Gamecocks. He was a loving man who always tried to be there for anyone going through a difficult time, and truly cared for everyone he met. Family was most important to Mr. Galloway, and he cherished every moment he was able to spend with his grandchildren, and he loved playing with his dog, Buddy. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

In addition to his loving wife of 10 years, Mr. Galloway is survived by his five children, Jason Galloway (Tonya) of Sparta, Ga., Nathan Galloway (Chasity) of Belton, Ashley Galloway of Easley, Catherine Patterson (Matt) of Florence and Jacklyn Earnhart (Eric) of Easley; his nine grandchildren, Cameron, Austin, Deja, Sebastian, Caroline, Hannah, Mackenzie, Aiden and John; a brother, Billy Galloway (Anne) of Liberty; a step-sister, Donna Raby of Pickens; and his

Courier Obituaries 9-13-23


CENTRAL — Elizabeth (Betty) Harris Carter died on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, having recently celebrated her 68th wedding anniversary.

Betty was born in Asheville, N.C., on Feb. 27, 1932, as the third child of Henry Herman and Elizabeth Moss Harris. She developed lifelong friendships from her early school years at St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines, from her long association with Kanuga Conference Center, and as a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Betty received a Bachelor of Arts degree in

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Courier Obituaries 9-6-23


LIBERTY — Randall James Spivey, a loving husband, father, brother and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023, at the age of 61.

Born on Oct. 4, 1961, in his hometown of Liberty, he was the son of the late Oren and Edna Spivey. Randall touched the hearts of many during his time with us.

Randall will be forever remembered as a hardworking and diligent individual. He obtained his high school diploma and pursued a career in

Courier Obituaries for August 30, 2023


EASLEY — Ella Wyatt “Nebo” Carter, 94, wife of the late Fred Lee Carter, of Easley, passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2023.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Ellie Nimmons Wyatt.

Ella was a simple country woman who loved fishing, gardening, canning and the Great Smoky Mountains. She loved country music and square dancing with her beloved husband. She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Greenville.

Ella is survived by a brother, John Jackson Wyatt (Sue) of Dacusville; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

A private graveside service will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Cody and Denise of Amedisys Hospice and to the staff of Oakview Park Assisted Living for their loving care of Ella.

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



CLEVELAND — Leon Fredrick Stenzel, 88, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2023 at his daughter’s home in Atlanta, surrounded by family and friends.

Leon was born in Milwaukee, Wis., to the late Charles Stenzel and Erna Koenig Stenzel on March 20, 1935.

Following high school, he enlisted in the Army and served in Fort Bragg, N.C. After serving his country, he worked for American Motors, during which time he met his wife, Geraldine (Geri) Stenzel. Leon’s career in sales took them many places including Michigan, North Carolina,

Courier Obituaries 8-23-23


KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — Stacey Grant Wortman Shaver, 43, of Kings Mountain, N.C., passed away on Aug. 13, 2023, at her home.

She was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., and was preceded in death by her father, Gary Wray Wortman, and her brother, Travis Wortman.

Stacey was a former member of Kings Mountain Nazarene Church. She was a graduate of the Kings College Certified Medical Assistant program and worked in pediatrics and the medical field for several years.

She was also a graduate of Belmont Abbey College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree.

Stacey was employed by Cleveland County Schools and served as a teacher at Kings Mountain middle and high schools for the past four years. She was an accomplished dancer and danced with Dance Productions in Charlotte, N.C. Stacey was a member of a dance troop that won national awards and performed at the U.S. Olympics in Atlanta. She enjoyed teaching dance and gymnastics at Dance Reflections in Kings Mountain, passing along her love and talent to other young people.

Stacey was a devoted mother, and family was always her top priority. She possessed a sweet, loving and kind spirit that will be remembered by her family, her students and all who knew her.

Surviving are her children, Sydnie Hay, Clara Shaver and Brody Shaver, all of the home; her mother, Linda Wortman of Kings Mountain, N.C.; her sister, Shannon Childress of Greer; her nieces, Payton and Hunter Prince of Greer;

Courier Obituaries 8-16-23


SENECA — Sandra “Sandy” Nimmons Stricker, 71, loving wife of 18 years to William Stricker, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at Prisma Health Baptist Easley Hospital.

Born April 24, 1952, in Pickens County, Sandy was the daughter of the late Clarence Nimmons and Ruby Bryant Nimmons. Sandy was a devout Christian and brought joy to everyone she knew. For many years, she ran the Six Mile Cafe with her brother, Rick Nimmons, serving breakfast and lunch to people from all over Pickens County. Following the closure of the restaurant, Sandy worked at Wal-Mart in Central, where she continued to make many friends with her kind, caring demeanor. She loved pansies, enjoyed crossword and sudoku puzzles and loved being around people. Above all else, Sandy loved her family and selflessly took care of them, and she especially loved her nieces and nephews.

Survivors include her husband, Wiliam Stricker of the home; her brother, Rocky Nimmons (Marty); nieces and nephew, Kelly Holmes, Katie Merritt (T.J.) and Bru Nimmons; and great-niece and great-nephews, Audrey Merritt, Spencer Merritt and Artemis “Xander” Holmes.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Stricker was predeceased by a brother, Rick Nimmons, and a nephew, David Holmes.

Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home, with a memorial service to follow at 3 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted.

Mountain View Funeral Home – Pickens Chapel is serving the Stricker family.



LIBERTY — Earnest Grady Merck, 94, loving husband of 20 years to Marion Brooks Merck, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on

Courier Obituaries 9-8-23


EASLEY — Officer Matthew Logan Hare, 22, an esteemed member of the Easley Police Department, passed away on Aug. 2, 2023, in Easley. He was born on Feb. 3, 2001, and leaves behind a legacy of courage and selflessness.

Matthew began his journey in law enforcement in 2022 after graduating from Easley High School in 2019. His passion for serving his community led him to enroll in the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy, where he acquired the skills and knowledge necessary to excel as a police officer. Matthew’s dedication to his profession was admired by all who knew him.

Beyond his commitment to his career, Matthew had a vibrant personality that lit up any room

Courier Obituaries for the week of 8-2-23



EASLEY — Allan Frederick Quinn, 74, of Easley passed away on Monday, July 24, 2023, in Helena, Mont., with his girlfriend, Mary Ann Duncan of Liberty, by his side.

Allan was born on the campus of Clemson University and raised in his beloved Easley, leaving only to serve 10 years in the United States Army, where he served in Germany, Greece and Korea in the nuclear weapons division. Allan loved the United States Army, where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6).

Allan left the United States Army and returned home to Easley, where he founded Easy Bend

Courier Obituaries 5-26-23


EASLEY — Mrs. Vickie Darlene Ledford Swayngham, 68, wife of William Paul Swayngham Jr. (Bill) went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 15, 2023.

Mrs. Swayngham was born in Easley, a daughter of the late Jack Ledford and the late Christine Painter-Watson. She was a graduate of Central Wesleyan University and was a retired accountant and a member of Hepsibah Baptist Church in Seneca.

Vickie loved her church kids and was a leader in several programs. She was Cubbie director and preschool choir director. She served in the

Courier Obituaries 7-12-23


LIBERTY — Calvin “Cowboy” Alvoid Galloway Jr., 71, husband of Cindy Collier Galloway, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2023, at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.

Cowboy was the son of the late Ina Estelle Ridley Galloway and Calvin Alvoid Galloway Sr.. He also loved fishing and woodworking.

In addition to his wife Cindy of 46 years, Cowboy is survived by two daughters, Jo Galloway and Samantha Galloway, both of Liberty; one

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