Courier Obituaries 1-19-22


EASLEY — Mr. Tracy Doyle Duvall, 55, husband of Charlene Evington Duvall, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

Born in Greenville County, a son of the late William Doyle Duvall and the late Louise Lester Staton, Mr. Duvall was formerly employed with Rexnord Inc. for 35 years and was of the Baptist faith. Tracy loved spending time with family and friends, but his greatest love was for his family. He loved riding motorcycles and teaching his kids about hot rods. If you knew Tracy, you know that he was full of life and never met a stranger. He will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 15 years, are his sons, Chad Duvall (Lexi) of Clermont, Ga., Brandon Duvall (Kate) of San Diego, Calif., Nicholas Duvall (Brandi) of Easley and Evington Miller of Easley; his daughter, Charley Miller of Easley; his two sisters, Carolyn Linder (Larry) of Greenville and Diane Leinen (Dale) of Fountain Inn; and his grandchildren, Adalynn Duvall, Grayson Duvall, Maverick Duvall, Brooklynn Duvall, Paisley Duvall, Ashlyn Duvall and Lindsey Duvall.

In addition to his parents, Tracy was predeceased by one brother.

Funeral services were on Jan. 15 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial followed in Robinson Memorial Gardens.

The family is at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

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LIBERTY — Mr. Jack Edward Garren, 84, loving husband of 63 years to Patricia (Watson) Garren, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at his home.

Born May 24, 1937, he was the son of the late Edwin and Annelle Garren.

Mr. Garren was a United States veteran, serving as a United States Marine, as well as a member of Slabtown Masonic Lodge #233.

He survived by his son,  Mike Garren (Linda) of Easley; two daughters, Jackie Gilreath (Mike) of Liberty and Rae Duncan (Allen) of Easley; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Garren, and sister, Rita Masters.

A graveside service honoring Mr. Garren’s life was held on Jan. 14 at Greenlawn Memorial Park, with burial following.

Mountain View Funerals and Cremations is assisting the family of Jack Edward Garren.



PICKENS — Mrs. Winona Arculia Adcox Dunn, 85, wife of the late Billy Ray Dunn, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

Born in Liberty, a daughter of the late Luther Adcox and the late Ruth Sheriff Adcox, Mrs. Dunn was retired from and a proud employee of Valley Forge Flag Company Inc., which is the official U.S. flag manufacturer, and was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving person who adored her family — if she loved you, it was with her whole heart. Winona will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her.

Surviving are her daughter, Janet D. Medlin (Alvin) of Pickens; her son, Dave Dunn (Donna) of Pickens; a sister, Peggy Holliday of Easley; her four grandchildren, Lyle Medlin (Lindsay), Deanna Pace (Jacob), Ashtin Johnson (Kevin) and Tyler “Ty” Dunn; and her nine great-grandchildren, Eli, Ivan, James, Natalie, Lyla Belle, Violet, John Emmett, Bryson and Maeleigh. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Dunn was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Gillespie, Frances Adcox and Jean Hill; and one brother, Luther Adcox.

Graveside services were held on Jan. 15 at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Family members are at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to Providence Care Hospice, 202 Wall St., Piedmont, SC 29673.

Visit or Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory-Downtown, Easley.



EASLEY — Charles Michael Posey, 59, passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at his home.

Mike was born in Columbia on July 30, 1962. Mike loved to play the piano and sing a little, and he was a great builder and master of anything on a construction site. Mike had a special love for his son, Jace, and grandson, Orlando — they were his world and his pride and joy and they could do no wrong in his eyes.

He is survived by his stepdaughter, Donna Hayes of Clarkston, Ga.; stepson, Vadel Gray of Avondale Estates, Ga.; a son, Jace Posey of Rock Hill; granddaughter, Christie Hayes of Clarkston, Ga.; grandsons, Orlando Hayes and Donovan Roach of Clarkston, Ga., and Ricki L. Posey (Sheila) of Stockbridge, Ga.; and a cousin, Lisa Beck of Easley.

Mike was predeceased by his parents, Roy Posey and Becky Beck, and an uncle, Charles Lamar Beck.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Posey family.



PICKENS — Linda Watson McKay, 60, loving wife of Michael McKay, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

A native of Pickens, Linda was born on Dec. 2, 1961, to the late Harold James Watson and Rheba Watson Simmons. She was a respiratory therapist at Greenville Memorial Hospital for many years and worked as a phlebotomist at Baptist Easley Hospital. Linda was an avid Clemson Tigers fan and loved cooking, baking, arts and crafts and the ocean. She was also a member of Faith Lutheran Chapel.

In addition to her husband of 22 years, Linda is survived by her mother, Rheba Watson Simmons of Pickens; her children, Nathaniel Lee Gaillard (Amanda) of Liberty and Allison Rebecca Claire McKay of Pickens; and her grandchildren, Kammeron and Nicholas Gaillard.

Mrs. McKay was predeceased by her father.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials can be made in Linda’s honor to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Visitation was held on Jan. 14 in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home, with a celebration of life service following.

The family will be at their respective homes.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the McKay Family.



PICKENS  — Robert E. White Sr., 80, loving husband of 57 years to Katherine White, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at his home.

A native of Oconee County, Bobby was born on March 6, 1941, to the late Eugene Hamilton and Ruth O’Kelley White. He was a truck mechanic for Bi-Lo Inc. and was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of the home; his children, Robert E. White Jr. of Pickens, Christopher Harold White (Michelle) of West Virginia and Alice Arrington (Rickey) of Pickens; grandchildren, David Satterfield, Celeste Arms (Curtis), April Cross (Michael), Kyle White, Dillon White, Dawson White (Amber), Kaycee Couch (Trent) and Ayden White; 14 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Kenneth Wayne White of Enoree and Terry Eugene White of Pickens; sisters, Dianne Brannon, Elaine Ellis, Ann Bryant and Pat Cole of Pickens; and his best friend, Rocco.

In addition to his parents, Mr. White was predeceased by two brothers, Steve White and James Larry White, and two sisters, Joyce White and Karen Porter.

Graveside services were held on Jan. 15 at Hillcrest Memorial Park.  A visitation was held prior to the service at Mountain View Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were David Satterfield, Dillon White, Kyle White, Dawson White, Ayden White and Keagan Leatherwood.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the White Family.



PICKENS — Wade C. Mullinnix, 74, husband of Linda Mullinnix, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Rainey Hospice House.

A native of Pickens County, Wade was born on March 3, 1947, to the Late Paul Curtis and Sue Dodgens Mullinnix. He was a graduate of Pickens High School and later graduated with a bachelor of science from Clemson University and graduated with honors. Wade enjoyed fishing, riding horseback, hiking, and woodworking and was a jack of all trades. He also loved animals, his church family and helping others. He was employed by BASF for more than 30 years. Wade was of Baptist faith and a member of Mountain Grove Baptist Church in Pickens.

In addition to his loving wife, Linda, of 37 years, Wade is survived by his stepchildren, Debbie Jefcoat of Pelzer, Bonnie Rosen (David) of Rochester, N.Y., and Rose Bovee of Rochester, N.Y.; and his grandchildren, Tyler Jefcoat (Emily), Stewart Jefcoat (DeAnn) and Shelby Dunn (Sean); as well as six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to his cousins, Neil Lark (Diane), Bonnie Sue Lesley (Kenneth), Betsy McJunkin (David) and Lanie Petro (Mike).

Mr. Mullinnix was predeceased by his parents and numerous other relatives.

A funeral service was held  Jan. 18 at Mountain Grove Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Tony Stancil. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Flowers were accepted, or memorials in Mr. Mullinnix’s honor may be made to Mountain Grove Baptist Church.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Mullinnix family.





EASLEY — Mr. William “Bill” Marion Ford, 96, husband of the late Sara Jo Snead Ford, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, Jan. 15, 2022.

Born in Royston, Ga., a son of the late Enos Walker Ford and the late Ruby Belle Berryman Ford, Mr. Ford was a graduate of Newberry College and later graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina, where he received his bachelor’s degree in pharmaceuticals. Bill was a retired pharmacist, having worked with many pharmacies in the Easley area for 60 years. He was a lifetime member of Easley Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the church choir and served as elder, deacon and layman of the church. He was a member of the Gideons International and the Easley Lions Club, and was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran, having served in the Pacific.

Bill loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he dearly cherished. He will be deeply missed by all who loved and knew him.

Surviving are his daughter, Marian F. Dawkins (Chuck) of Easley; two sons, David Ford (Carlotta) of Canton, Ga., and Joey Ford (Vicki) of Easley; a brother, John Ford of Easley; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Ford was predeceased by a son, Ron Ford; and a brother, Bruce Ford.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Easley Presbyterian Church, with  the Rev. Dr. William P. Seel and  the Rev. Dr. Christie Gravely officiating. A private burial will take place at Westview Cemetery in Easley.

The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Community of South Carolina, Clinton Home, 801 Musgrove St., Clinton, SC 29325; or to Easley Presbyterian Church, 200 S. 1st St., Easley, SC 29640.

Visit or Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory-Downtown, Easley.



EASLEY — Mr. Theodore Merith Potter, 79, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.

Born in Dunham, Ky., a son of the late Victor Potter and the late Gertrude Mable Bolling Potter, Mr. Potter was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his two sons, Kevin Ray Potter (Tammy) of Greenville and Steven Wayne Potter of Wise, Va.; his daughter, Tammie P. Turner (Herman) of Easley; two brothers, Jerry Wayne Short (Maria) of Richmond, Va., and Kelly Neil Short (Robin) of Pound, Va.; a sister, Betty Jean Baker (Stuart) of Clearwater, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Potter was predeceased by two brothers, Edsel Potter and Sonny Short. Theodore dearly loved his family, and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

The family will host a memorial service at the home at a later date.

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EASLEY — Ann Marie Holden, 81, loving wife of the late Fred Holden, passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at her home.

A native of Spartanburg County, Ann was born July 7, 1940, a daughter of the late Elizabeth Quinn Holden and Grady Absher. She was a loving mother and grandmother and cherished her family dearly.

Survivors include a daughter, Dawn (Fred) Gilbert; sons, Bird Holden and Jess Holden; grandchildren, Courtney (Curtis) Stovall, Justin (Monica) Herring, Travis (Andrea) Pilgrim, Nicole Weatherman, Levi (Jessica) Holden, Chris (Beverly) Holden, Shanai Holden, Jade Busby, Brooke Holden, Blant Gilbert, Brandy (Kenny) Standridge, Dustin (Cory) Lark and Desiree (Cody) Kelly; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Lynda (George) Vassey; a brother, Michael Sims; and three very special friends, Pat (Jeff) Klitzing, Leon Ledford and Francis Dawson.

In addition to her husband and her parents, Mrs. Holden was predeceased by a daughter, Beth Ann Weatherman; a son, Randy Holden; a special great-grandson, Zach Vaughn (Lil’ Man); a great-granddaughter, MaKensly Herring; and sisters, Connie Thompson and Rae Moore.

A memorial service to honor Ann’s life will be held at a later date.

Flowers will be accepted.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Holden family.