Courier Obits 7-15-15


8-6 Page 5A.inddPICKENS — Lillian Masters Day, 95, widow of Elbert Day, went home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

Mrs. Day was born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late William Snow and Olivia Jarrett Masters. She was retired from Pickens Mill and she was a member of Cedar Rock Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Day was preceded in death by brothers, Elford Masters, Willie Masters, J. K. Masters, Jarrett Masters, Russell Masters and Bolt Masters, and sisters, Bessie Holcombe, Buggy Skelton, Essie Hendricks and Sudie Roper.

Services were held July 9 at Dillard Funeral Home, with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

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

The family would like to extend a special note of appreciation to Mrs. Day’s caregivers, Carolyn Roper, Conchita Pearson, Keisha Ferguson, Meri Childeress, Rosalee Stone, Ami Davidson and Sharon Alexander.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International.

Dillard Funeral Home assisted the family.


LIBERTY ­— Juanita McCall Cook, 84, of 1108 Robinson Bridge Road, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Pruitt Health and Rehab in Six Mile.

Born in Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Clinton Marshall and Ocie Gilstrap McCall.

She worked for many years at Woodside Mill in Liberty as a weaver and instructor. She later retired from Central Textiles.

Surviving are her husband, Claude Cook of the home; a son, David Cook and his wife Darlene of Norris; three grandsons, Clint, Robbie, and David Lee Cook; and eight great-grandchildren, Andrew, Landon, Skylar, Aubree, Jaden, Britton, Trent and Bradley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Leola, four brothers, Elmer, Dennis, Gene and Jimmy, and a granddaughter, Heather Chappell.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Cook were held Friday, July 10, in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel, with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Cook’s honor are requested to the charity of one’s choice.

Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements


ANDERSON — Zadie Goss Bowen, 93, of 1027 Southern Acres, formerly of Norris, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Born in Newry, she was the widow of Clarence W. Bowen and a daughter of the late Clifton and Mamie Elrod Goss.

She retired from Norris Cotton Mill and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are four daughters, Patricia Howe of Anderson, Brenda Gail Becknell (Johnny Ray) of Liberty, Beth Whitfield of Anderson, and Angela Reynolds of Easley; a son, Charlie Bowen (Hazel) of Liberty; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services to honor the life of Mrs. Bowen were held Saturday, July 11, at Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.


EASLEY — Mr. Gordon L. Reed, 73, of Easley, loving husband of Sandra Reed, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital Downtown.

Gordon was born on March 28, 1942, in Wellsville, N.Y., to the late Harold and Oletha Sears Reed. He received his Master’s degree from Syracuse University and worked for many years in the healthcare industry. Photography was his passion, and after retirement he worked full-time photographing weddings, events, and even aerial shots. He loved to R.V., camp and travel. Gordon was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a member of First Baptist Church in Friendship, N.Y.

In addition to his wife, Sandra, Gordon is survived by a sister; Carole Mohilewsky (Alan), of Belmont, N.Y.; a niece; Robin Mohilewsky of Atlanta; and several cousins.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, at Robinson Memorial Gardens, 1425 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC 29642. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

The family is at the residence.

Flowers are optional, or memorial donations may be made to a Humane Society of one’s choice.

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


PICKENS — Theron Johnson Crenshaw, 87, husband of Betty Keasler Crenshaw, went to be with Lord Wednesday July 10, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital.

Mr. Crenshaw was born in Pickens County, a son of the late Fannie Martin Crenshaw and Bluford B. Crenshaw.

Mr. Crenshaw worked for The Singer Company and the highway department for many years. He was a member of several civic organizations and a community volunteer in the Pickens area. He also was a United States Army Veteran and served in the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years; one daughter, Deborah Allgood (Eddie) of Pickens; two grandchildren, Jenny Crain (Phillip) and Katie Boiter (Travis); and three great-grandchildren, Will Crain, Kaylin Crain and Emma Boiter.

Memorial services were held July 12 at Crescent Hill Baptist Church

Mr. Crenshaw was predeceased by his parents and nine siblings.

Memorials may be made to Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 115 Crescent Hill Drive, Pickens, SC 29671.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Crenshaw family.