Courier Obits 9-6-17

Sidney F. “Skip” Acker

Easley — Mr. Sidney Francis “Skip” Acker Jr., 66, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.

Born in Pickens County, a son of the late Sidney Francis Acker Sr. and the late Emily Smith Acker, Mr. Acker was a 1968 graduate of Easley High School, received his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and retired from the pharmaceutical industry. He was raised in Easley First Baptist Church and was a member of Living Church of God in Anderson.

Surviving are a son, Sidney Michael Acker of Bluffton; a daughter, Elizabeth Nicole Acker of Charleston; a granddaughter, Hunter Acker and a grandson, Harrison Acker.

Funeral services were August 30, 2017 at Easley First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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

Jasmine Jean Clark

LaFrance — Jasmine Jean Clark, 31, of 84th Street, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

Born in Seneca, she was a daughter of the late William Clark and Margaret Dodgens Clark.

She attended Faith Fellowship in Pendleton.

Surviving are three sons, Blaze Craine and Justice Craine, both of Liberty, and Dawson Roper of Pickens; a brother, Josh Clark of Six Mile; and grandparents, Van and Shirley Dodgens of Central, and Margaret Neal of Seneca. Also surviving are her companion, Steven Atkins, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The memorial service to celebrate Jasmine’s life was conducted on Sept. 5 at Gap Hill Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Boyce Whitman. Private burial will be at a later date.

Johnny O. Holcombe

Pickens — Johnny Oscar Holcombe, 81, of Pleasant View Drive, passed away Monday, Aug. 28, at the home of his daughter.

Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Parley and Mary Finley Holcombe.

Mr. Holcombe was formerly employed with Woodside Mill in Easley and was a roofing contractor. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and camping.

Surviving are the mother of his daughter, Beulah Galloway Holcombe; a daughter, Lisa Renay Talbert Edens of Easley; two grandchildren, Chris Talbert and Teddy Edens; three great-grandchildren, Dallas Lauren, Joshua and Eden; two sisters, Earlene Roper of Easley and Jewel Durham of Blacksburg; and a brother, J. Roy Holcombe of Easley.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Beatrice, Eula, Lib, Verdearbelle, Berthie Ellen, James and Herman.

Graveside services were held on Sept. 1 at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Pruitt Hospice, 102 E. Curtis St., Simpsonville, SC , 29681.

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

Christopher Scott Morgan

PICKENS — Christopher Scott Morgan, 54, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Pickens County on Oct. 6, 1962, he was the son of Bobby Joe and Norma Jean Wood Morgan. Scott was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, Scott is survived by two brothers, Randall Morgan (Sherry) of Pickens and Jimmy Morgan (Nicole) of Fort Mill; two nieces, Melodie Huffine and Tori Morgan; and two nephews, Jason Morgan and Harrison Morgan.

A graveside service was held on Sept. 2 at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Morgan family.

Willie D. Newton

Easley — Willie Doyle Newton, 85, of 1281 Anderson Highway, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 2, 21017.

Born in Six Mile, he was a son of the late John Thomas and Pearl Bradley Newton. He worked in logging many years and was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Wehrer Newton of the home; a son, Steve Newton (Libby) of Liberty; a stepdaughter, Joan Rugheimer of Johns Island; a sister, Janie Boggs of Six Mile; three brothers, Harold Newton of Pickens, Carl Newton of Liberty and George Newton of Seneca; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, 1183 Coffee Road, Walhalla. The family will depart from Liberty Mortuary at noon on Wednesday in procession to the graveside for those friends and family who would like to follow.

The family will be at the home. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Frances S. Roper

EASLEY — Frances Summey Roper, 75, of Easley, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at her home.

Born on Oct. 3, 1941, in Anderson, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Lula Summey. Mrs. Roper graduated from Furman University and was editor of the 1962 Furman yearbook, Bonhomie. She had a beautiful singing voice and was a member of the Furman Singers and the Greenville Civic Choral for 30 years. Mrs. Roper was active in supporting churches where she served as staff member and those she attended, including her most current membership at Secona Baptist Church. She and her husband loved to read and travel. They visited all 50 states and Canada during their 54 years of marriage.

Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Gerald Roper; a daughter, Anita Roper; a son, Russ Roper (Meryl); and three grandchildren, Lorrie, Evan and Eli Roper. She was predeceased by a brother, Horace Summey Jr.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, from 1-2 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Dillard Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Robert Bevill and the Rev. Richard Spearman officiating.

Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson.The family will be at the home.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Secona Baptist Church, 234 Secona Rd., Pickens, SC 29671.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Dillard Funeral home is assisting the Roper family.