Courier Obits 2-26-14

 Tommy Holcombe

Easley — Thomas Larry “Tommy” Holcombe, 66, husband of Joyce Beasley Holcombe, died, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

Tommy was born in Greenville County, a son of the late Russell Thomas and Gladys Lucille Crane Holcombe. Tommy was retired from Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He was formerly employed with Coca Cola of Greenville as a sales representative. Tommy was a 1997 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Ga. Tommy was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley where he formerly taught the college and career Sunday school class. He was always interested in the young people of the church and he formerly served as youth director at Cedar Rock Baptist Church. He was a former member of The Pickens Kiwanis Club where he served as inaugural president.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Joyce B. Holcombe of the home, and his brother, Sam Holcombe (Peggy) of Easley. Nieces and nephews include, Sally Chavous (Jon) of Fredericksburg, Va., Morgan Bell of Greenville, Justin Beasley (Leigh) of Piedmont, Kellie Thompson (Tom) of Williamston, and Jamie Brazeale of Greenville, a great nieces and nephews, Gray Beasley, Carolina Chavous, Emma Claire Thompson, Hayden Thompson, and Ellie Ford Beasley.

Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley with the Rev. Doctor David Gallamore and the Rev. Doctor Bobby Caldwell officiating. Entombment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens in Pickens.

The Escort of Honor was members of Inspiration Sunday School Class from Rock Springs Baptist Church, and funeral director colleagues.

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

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720 , American Heart Association, 3535 Pelham Rd Ste 101, Greenville, SC 29615, or Rock Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 201 Rock Springs Road, Easley, SC 29642.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Holcombe family.

Robert Rogers

Easley — Robert James Rogers, 78, husband of the late Nellie Ruth Howard Rogers, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at Baptist Easley Hospital.
Born in Waynesville, N.C., to the late James Taylor and Elizabeth Davis Rogers, Robert worked as a logger for the Pulpwood Industry and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews, as well as many great-nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Easley.

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

Dudley Thode “Toby” Crenshaw

Pickens — Toby Crenshaw, age 44, husband of Kimberly St. Denis Crenshaw died Monday Feb. 17, 2014 at Duke Regional Hospital.

Mr. Crenshaw was born in Greenville, son of Brenda Coker Crenshaw and Dudley Clinton Crenshaw of Pickens. Mr. Crenshaw loved the outdoors and also his family. He was a decorated veteran with the United States Marine Corps where he served as a Sergeant. He also was a 3rd degree Mason with the Liberty Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, parents and two sons; Jonathan M. Crenshaw and Austin T. Crenshaw both of the home, one sister Tammy W. Standridge husband Kenneth of Liberty.

Mr. Crenshaw was predeceased by one infant brother and two infant sisters.

Funeral service was held 11 a.m. Saturday Feb. 22 at the funeral home. Entombment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Crenshaw family.

Edna Elizabeth Turner

Easley — Edna Elizabeth Turner, 75, of Easley, wife of James Harold Turner, died on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Ludie Larkin Howard and Icie Mirdell Wilson Green Howard. Mrs. Turner was a member of Pickens Church of God since 1990, where she was a custodian, a prayer warrior, a member of the Evangelism team, and played in the band.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are children, Sheila Moore (Mark), Katrina Owens, Jamie Turner, and Jimmy Turner (Hope); 10 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; son-in-law, Harold McClain; half-sister, Marcie Corn; and a brother, James “Bee” Howard.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy McClain; son-in-law, Ronnie Owens; brothers, Carl Howard, Ben Howard, and Milton Howard; half-sister, Lois Martin; half-brothers, James “Chief” Howard, Woodrow Green, and the Rev. Roger Dale Howard.

The funeral service was held on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at Pickens Church of God.

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Thomas McAfee Funeral Home is assisting the Turner family.

Martha Holcombe

Pickens — Martha Jane Hudson Holcombe, 85, of 1477 Rice Road, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at the Hospice House in Anderson.

Born in Piedmont she was the widow of James Lewis Holcombe and a daughter of the late B. and Lois Hiott Hudson. Mrs. Holcombe retired from Ryobi and was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Janice Edmond of the home; five sons, Jimmy Holcombe of Six Mile, Joe Holcombe of Cleveland, Ga., and Jackie, Jerry, and Jamie Holcombe all of Pickens; two sisters, Reba Gillespie of Williamston, and Elaine Barrett of Pelzer; 10 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Marsha Holcombe and Sam Edmond.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Holcombe were 2 p.m. Sunday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial was at Roanoke Baptist Church Cemetery.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson SC 29621.

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

Richard Day Powers

Pickens — Mr. Richard Day Powers, 56, of 222 Belvoir Drive, beloved husband of Laura L. Burge Marshall-Powers, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Baton Rouge, La., Mr. Powers was a son of Marguerite Powers Fowler of Baton

Rouge, La., and the late Evans B. Powers. Mr. Powers was a graduate of LSU with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He was a registered Landscape Architect, LEED certified, and retired as Senior Project Manager with S&ME Inc. in Greenville. Richard enjoyed many hobbies such as fishing, photography, hiking, scuba diving, metal detecting, hunting, cooking, rock collecting, and most of all, playing his fiddle. He was a dedicated environmentalist, loved to garden with Laura, and utilized native plants to create naturally beautiful spaces. His love for the outdoors was evident in his work, his home, and his hobbies.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother, are a son, William Dickinson Powers of Pickens; a daughter, Alexandra Marguerite Powers of Pickens; a step-daughter, Ashley Michele Marshall of Pickens; three brothers, John Connor Powers (Kerri), Thomas Butler “Tim” Powers (Karen), and Michael Evans Powers (Terre), all of Baton Rouge, La.; a special aunt, Mary Murrell Ball of Atlanta, Ga.; nephews, Pierce, Ross, and Taylor; nieces, Drue and Hannah Day of Baton Rouge, La.; and countless cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown Easley.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.

The family is at the home.

Memorials may be made to in memory of Richard Day Powers, or to the Pickens County Museum, 307 Johnson Street, Pickens, SC 29671.

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

Kellie Rynn Martin

Greenville — Kellie Rynn Martin, infant daughter of Ashley Reid and Kathryn Craig Martin, was born Nov. 7, 2013 and died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are maternal grandparents, Mike and Kitzi Craig of Greenville; paternal grandparents, Michael and Kellie Martin of Greenville; great grandparents, Olin and Jane Craig of Pickens and Barbara and Ralph Aiken of Greenville; great grandmothers, Jane Martin and Bernadine Dowling, both of Greenville; aunt, Malinda Craig of Greenville; and uncle, Colin Martin of Greenville.

She was preceded in death by great grandfathers, Milton Martin and Larry Dowling; and aunts, Aubrey and Beth Craig.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home with Vigil service at 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to March of Dimes, 37 Villa Road #317, Greenville, SC 29615.

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home is assisting the Martin family.

Ethel B. Cox

Pickens — Ethel Bowling Cox, 92, of Windmont Road, Pickens, wife of the late Ralph Cecil Cox, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at Cottingham Hospice House.

Born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Henry and Leasie Aiken Bowling, Mrs. Cox was a homemaker and a member of Easley Bible Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Doug Cox (Betty) of Easley; two daughters, Ruby Hardy (Doug) of Pickens and Patricia “Patsy” Beavers (Rev. Jim) of Seneca; two sisters, Dixie Crowe of Greenwood and Betty Schonhut of North Charleston; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and two step-grandsons. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Cox was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Jean Cox and by a son, Steve Bowling and by a grandson, Gregory Cox.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oconee Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, SC 29672

The family is at her home and the home of her daughter, Ruby Hardy, 408 Windmont Road, Pickens, SC 29671.

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

Dr. H. Paul Mahin, MD

Clemson — Dr. H. Paul Mahin, 97, of Clemson and widower of Carrie Gaddis Mahin, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 in Clemson.

Born in Canova, S.D., Dr. Mahin was a son of the Dr. Francis Milton Mahin and Margaret Elizabeth Tangeman. In 1943 he entered the Navy Medical Corps where he served until 1975. He specialized in general surgery, achieved the rank of Rear Admiral, commanded four Naval Hospitals, and was the Medical Inspector General. Harry Paul Mahin: doctor, teacher, naval officer, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many.

Surviving are two sons Patrick of Minneapolis, Minn. and Michael of Washington, DC, four granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside service with full military honors will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 1 at Old Stone Church Cemetery in Clemson. A Memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church in Clemson.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Choir Fund of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, 101 Edgewood Avenue, Clemson, SC 29631.

Condolences may be expressed online at or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, SC.

Frances Mosley

Pickens — Frances Mosley, 70, of Pickens, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

Born in Pickens County, she was the daughter of the late Ben Mosley and Minnie Mosley Nix.

Surviving is her son, Richard Scott Mosley of Pickens; and two sisters, Ethelene Styles and Maybelle Batson both of Pickens.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Galloway; and three brothers, Larry, Hagood and Codie Mosley.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. at McKinney Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home.

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The family will be at their respective homes.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Mosley family.

Arlene Clark

Pickens — Arlene Duckworth Clark, 76, of Left Fork Road, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at her home.

Born in Denver, Colo., a daughter of the late Herman and Della Wickhourst Duckworth, Mrs. Clark was a homemaker and of the Body of Christ faith.

Surviving are her husband, Vernon Clark of the home; two sons, Ken Clark (Diane) of Pickens and Floyd Clark (Darlene) of Greenville, N.C.; two daughters, Glenna Daugharty and Penny Waldon (Kenneth), all of Pickens; two sisters, Rosemary and Elaine; grandchildren, Ricky, Kelly, Timmy, Russell and Nathasha, step-grandchildren, Stevie, Rebecca Leigh, Christina, Frank, Cathy and Shannon; great-grandchildren, Levi, Logan, Kaileigh, Rory, Rachel, Brandon, Dylon, Sarah, Rosey and Ashley.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148.

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