Courier Obits 1-21-15

8-6 Page 5A.inddElizabeth Littleton

LIBERTY — Elizabeth Herd Littleton, 88, died Jan. 16, 2015, at her home, with her husband of 70 years, J.D. Littleton Sr., by her bedside. She retired from Sangamo Electric in 1989 and was a member of Smith Chapel Wesleyan Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Brenda Robinson (Jack) of Easley; J.D. Littleton, Jr. (Gloria) of Taylors; and Paul Littleton of the home; three grandchildren, Lisa Drummond (Terry), Jay Littleton (Amy), and Shane Lovell; great grandchildren, Bailey and Riley Littleton, Skyler and Javen Lovell; two sisters, Gladys Rampey of Norris and Mildred Himes of Florida.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Edith Stansell, Nell Goudelock and Vera Littleton, and a brother, Grady Herd.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Littleton were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Doug Crenshaw

PICKENS — Dudley Clinton “Doug” Crenshaw, 84, husband of Brenda Coker Crenshaw went home to be with the Lord and his beloved son, Sgt. Toby Crenshaw, on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.

Mr. Crenshaw was born in Oconee County, a son of the late John Thode and Doshia Crooks Crenshaw. He was a member of Fairview Community Church. He served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division.

Doug was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a life member and past commander of VFW Post 5730 and a life member of the D.A.V. Alvin Wilson Chapter 1 and a member of The American Legion Post 3.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Brenda Crenshaw of the home, and their daughter, Tammy W. Standridge (Kenneth) of Liberty; three grandsons, Lee Davis (Sarah) of Pickens; Jonathan Crenshaw and Austin Crenshaw of Pickens; two great-grandchildren, Carson Paige Davis,Wyatt Toby and Lee Davis, as well as a daughter-in-law, Kimberly Crenshaw, and a special friend to the family, Lisa Gilstrap.

Mr. Crenshaw was predeceased by two sons, Marine Sgt. Toby Crenshaw, who died Feb. 17, 2014, an infant son, William David Crenshaw, and two infant daughters, Rebecca Ann Crenshaw and Betty Kay Crenshaw, and a great grandbaby, Baby Davis. He was also predeceased by two sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Fairview Community Church in West Union, with Pastor Perry and Pam Sanders and music provided by a very dear friend, Beverly Robinson. Burial was in the church cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to his primary care physician, Dr. Sheila Roundtree, and Hospice of The Upstate, especially Beverly Hopkins and Kristie Mahaffey.

A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Ed Raines

EASLEY — Eddie A. Raines Sr., 69, husband of Joyce Ellenburg Raines, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

Mr. Raines was born in Pickens County, son of the late Robert Lee and Belvia McCall Raines. He was retired from The Pickens Country Club as a landscaper and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Joyce E. Raines of the home, sons, Eddie A. Raines, Jr. of Easley; Robbie Raines of Gray Court; Jeff Raines (Carlene) of Greenville; Joey Raines (Sharon) of Easley. Daughters, Edie Gill (James), and Joy McCall all of Easley. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Fred Raines (Pat) and a sister, Patsy Madden (Larry) all of Pickens.

In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by brothers, Joel Raines, Johnny Raines and Eugene Townsend, and a sister, Joyce Townsend Dowell.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the Dillard Funeral Home Chapel.

A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Ruby Case

EASLEY — Ruby Ellen Landers Case, 79, widow of Frank Leon Case, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.

Mrs. Case was born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Lewis and Fannie Holder Landers. She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Rock Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Laura Jane Ramey (Wayne) and Cathy Lynn Vaughn (Greg) all of Easley; grandchildren, Jason McCombs, Casey Griffith and Melanie Martin. Great-grandchildren include Natalie and Jordan McCombs, Traeson Turner and Adysen Griffith and step great grandchildren, Abby and Caitlyn Rudisill. Also surviving are sisters, Faye Bishop, Shirley Covington, and Sandra Landers.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Case was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Stephens.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 19, at 3:30 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home

Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting

Dillard Funeral Home assisted the family.

Rufus N. “Buck” Whitlock

Liberty — Rufus N. “Buck” Whitlock, 91, of 605 Slab Bridge Road, died, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, with both of his loving daughters by his side at Richard Campbell Veteran’s Nursing Home.

Born in Liberty, he was the widower of Lucille Roper Whitlock and a son of the late S.E. “Jack” and Lula Whitlock. He was retired from DeFore Mills and he served his country during World War II in the United States Navy.

He was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church. He loved to work in his garden, and his specialty was tomatoes and onions.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Barnes of Liberty; and Janet Pilgrim (Jimmy) of Six Mile, two grandchildren, Kevin Barnes of Liberty; and Angela Higgins of Easley; four great-grandchildren, Channing Barnes, Brooke Higgins, Kendra Barnes, and Hallie Walls; three great-great-grandchildren, Rayleigh, Adaleigh, and Trinity.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, who raised him, Jessie Black Whitlock, a son-in-law, Dale Barnes, a great-grandson, Matthew Church, and four sisters and two brothers. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mr. Whitlock will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow at Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are requested to Patriot Hospice, 54 Bear Drive, Greenville S.C. 29605.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Wilma A. Sanders

Six Mile — Mrs. Wilma Lavinia Alexander Sanders, 83, widow of the late James Sanders, of the Camp Creek Church Community, passed away peacefully at her home in Palm Springs, Calif., on Jan. 9, 2015, following an illness.

Mrs. Sanders was born March 15, 1931, in Cateechee, to Charlie and Myrtle Butts Alexander.

A retired textile employee, she had made Southern California her home for several years. She is survived by a brother, Jerry
(Margaret) Alexander of Seneca; and stepchildren Catherine Porter of Pickens; Arthur and Ricky Sanders, and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sanders was predeceased by her parents, husband and daughter, Jean Cawley,
and sisters Eva Simpson Robinson, Ethel Hopkins, Jessie Mae James and brothers Ralph, Garnet, Leon and Edgar Alexander.

A memorial service for Mrs. Sanders will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at 1 p.m. in the Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home chapel in Seneca.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Seneca Baptist Church Building Fund, 1080 South Oak St., Seneca S.C. 29678. Private burial services will be later.

Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Greg Duncan

EASLEY — Gregory “Greg” Alan Duncan, of 214 Corner Wood Street, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

Greg was born in Easley to Elbert “Leo” Duncan and Sherry Hardin Duncan
Stewart, both of Easley.

He was a former employee of Gaylord Container
Company and was a Baptist.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two sons, Josh Duncan and Jesse Duncan, both of Easley, and a brother, Dwayne Duncan, of Easley.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Steven Ray Stewart.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Robinson Funeral
Home. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Home with a Heart.

Condolences may be expressed online at or in
person at Robinson Funeral Home – Downtown, which is assisting the family.

Donald D. Finley

Kershaw — Donald David Finley 80, of Kershaw, and formerly of Easley, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

He was born Aug. 19, 1934, in Greenville, but had lived most of his life in Easley.

He was the son of the late David Oscar and Elizabeth Vickery Finley, and was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Easley. Mr. Finley retired from Tri-State Fire Protection Co. as a field superintendent.

Surviving are his wife Donna N. Finley; two sons, Rick Finley and David Finley; two stepdaughters, Jodi Johnson and Ginny Edwards; a stepson, Michael Whittemore, and two grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Sandra O’Shields of Easley. He was preceded in death by a brother, David Oscar Finley, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Pickens County.

Baker Funeral Home in Kershaw is assisting the family. Its website is