Courier Obits 2-20-13

Linda Glasscock

Easley — Linda Gail Glasscock, 60, of Easley, wife of the late George Glasscock died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at Baptist Easley Hospital.
Born in West Virginia, Mrs. Glasscock was a daughter of the late Frank Dalton and Mabel Louise Crookshank Dalton. She worked in childcare and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are two sons, Lewis Edward Vance Jr. and Joseph Vance; one brother, Jesse Dalton (Ellen); two sisters, Kathy Galloway (Rick) and Brenda Riddle (Melvin), 25 nieces and nephews; and many great- nephews and nieces.  

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Glasscock was predeceased by a brother, Edward G. Dalton Jr.; three sisters, Wilda Stout, Barbara Shirley and Lena Maggard.

A memorial service was 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.

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

Donna C. Clark

Easley — Mrs. Donna Center Clark, 62, wife of James Anderson “Andy” Clark, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at her home.

Born in Greer, a daughter of the late Carlos Raymond and Helen Chapman Center, Mrs. Clark was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving, in addition to her husband of the home, are two sons, Shane David Clark of Easley, and Raymond Scott Clark and his fiancee’ Jennifer Nicholson of Easley; and a sister, Dixie C. Senkiw of Easley.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown with the Rev. Matt Turner officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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

Pickens — Randy Eugene Vaughn, 49 of Pickens and husband of Sophan Seetubtim “Sea” Vaughn, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

Randy was born in Anderson County, a son of Syble Ann Gillespie Morgano of Pickens and Harris E. Vaughn of Anderson. He was formerly employed with Guarda Armed Services.

Survivors include his wife, Sophan Seetubtim “Sea” Vaughn of the home, his mother and her husband, Syble and Ed Morgano of Pickens, his father and his wife, Harris and Shirley Vaughn of Anderson, sons, Paul Vaughn of Seneca, and Kevin Vaughn of Belton, a brother, Allan Vaughn of Honea Path and a sister, Rhonda Rutledge and her husband Jessie, of Belton. Also surviving are two nieces, two nephews and three great nieces.

A celebration of Randy’s life was held at the home of his mother and step-father on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At other times, the family will gather at the home of his mother and step-father.

Flowers will be accepted or a gift of photos or other memories of Randy to be shared with the family would be appreciated.
A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Vaughn family.

Pearl Marler

Woodruff — Pearl King Marler, 91, of 149 Mill Street, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at her home. 

Born in Spartanburg, she was the wife of the late Frank Allen Marler, and the daughter of the late David and Grace Griffin King. She was a former employee of Mills Mill and Monsanto, and a member of West End Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Don Marler and his wife Patti of Pickens, one daughter, Carolyn Tucker of Woodruff, one brother, Jeru “Bud” King of Pennsylvania, two sisters, Grace “Mick” King Simmons of Woodruff and Daisy Redd of Simpsonville, six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral Service was Saturday Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Stribling Memorial Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Bill Thompson and the Rev. Virgil Smith. Interment followed at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Regional Home Health Services Hospice: 120 Heywood Avenue, Spartanburg, SC 29303 or West End Baptist Church: P. O. Box 205, Woodruff, SC 29388. 

An online memorial is available at .
Forest Hills Funeral Home Stribling Memorial Chapel, Woodruff is assisting the Marler family.
Raymond J. Raines

Easley — Raymond J. Raines, 69, of Easley, husband of Sue Gantt-Powell Raines, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at his home.

Born in Pickens County, a son of the late Roy and Otis Lillian Hunter Raines, Mr. Raines retired from Alice Manufacturing Company and was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, Greg Raines (Daune), Anthony Raines (Rita) and Fred Powell; two daughters, Tammy Kelley (Jack) and Jane Turner (Keith); a brother, James Raines; three sisters, Ruby Hayes, Florence Couch and Peggy Noblitt; and seven grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Raines was predeceased by a son, David Powell and a brother, Preston Raines.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Burial followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

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

Royal German (Roy) Cowan

Pickens — Husband of Elizabeth (Lib) Davis Waldrop Cowan, died on Feb. 7, 2013 at his home, with his wife by his side.

He was born in Aiken and spent his early years in Ninety Six. A son of the late James Alvin and Iola Lee German Cowan. Mr. Cowan was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served in the Korean War. He retired from Saco-Lowell after 30 years of service and was a member of Tabor United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife Lib, a daughter Rollyn Smith, grandchildren, Angie, her husband and four children, Amy, Eddie, his wife and Son, step children include; Mike and Wanda Waldrop, Tim and Gina Waldrop, Roger and Debbie Simmons, Randy and Penne Skelton, step grandchildren; Jeremy and Courtney Klippert, Brandon and Brittany Synder and children, Derrick and Alicia Simpson, Zach Skelton, Jesse and Allison Moss and children.
Mr. Cowan was predeceased by his brothers; James Alvin Cowan, Jr. and the Rev. Ralph L. Cowan.

Funeral service was Saturday, Feb 9 at 3 p.m. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Journey Hospice, 665 North Academy Street, Greenville, SC 29601, Tabor United Methodist Church c/o Roger Gwinn, 119 Biltmore Drive, Pickens, SC or Gideon’s International, Post Office Box 1538, Pickens, SC 29671.

Expressions of sympathy may be expressed by visiting

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Cowan family.

Michael Burton

Easley — Michael Carroll Burton, 21, of 148 Griffwood Lynn Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born in Easley, a son of Donna Gravely Burton of Easley and the late Jimmy Carroll Burton, Jr., Michael was a 2009 graduate of Pickens High School and employed as a painter with Mitchell Contractors of Greenville. He was a member of Peters Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a brother, Jamie Burton and fianceè, Shelli, of Easley; a sister, Maria Burton of Easley; and his grandparents, Jimmy and Shirley J. Burton, Sr., of Easley, and Carmen Burton of Greenville.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial will follow in Robinson Memorial Gardens, 1425 Powdersville Road, Easley.

The family is at the home of his grandparents Jimmy and Shirley Burton, Sr., 123 Griffwood Lynn Drive, Easley, SC 29640.

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


PICKENS — Joseph Charles Barger, III, 52, of Pickens, died Sunday, Feb 3, 2013.

He is survived by his parents, Joseph C. Barger, Jr. and Georgine Barger; children, Brooke Moon, Preston and Jessica Barger; his brothers, Brian, Jeff, and Jason Barger; and special friend, Darlene Holliday.
He is predeceased by a brother, Michael Barger.

A memorial service took place Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. at Mountain View Baptist Church, 336 Mountain View Road, Six Mile, SC 29682.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mountain View Baptist Church Building Fund.

Palmetto Mortuary is assisting the Barger family.

Nancy Cannon

Central — Nancy Chapman Cannon, 62, of 127 Aiken Street died Sunday at her residence.

Born in Liberty, she was the widow of the late Billy Joe Cannon, Sr. and a daughter of the late L.K. Chapman and the late Elizabeth Swayngham Chapman Marshall. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, April Morin of Marietta (Bruce Davis), Diane Clayton of Six Mile and Amy Yon of Six Mile; step daughters, Jennifer Bryant (Chris) of Liberty and Heather Cannon (Andrew Hebrock) of Florida; a son, Jamie Moser (Michelle) of the home; and a stepson, Billy Joe Cannon, Jr. of Pickens; three sisters, Janice Chapman of Central, Linda Kelly of Central and Ann Ramey of Easley; two brothers, Harvey and O’Neal Chapman both of Liberty; 19 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Cannon will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Faith Baptist Church Cemetery.

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