Courier Obituaries 1-27-2016

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Jerry M. Shipman Jr.

Easley — Mr. Jerry Mitchell Shipman Jr., 45, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Greenville County, the son of Vicky Houston Shipman and the Late Jerry Mitchell Shipman Sr., Mr. Shipman was formerly employed with CJ Machinery and was a member of Central First Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his fiancée, Tracy Whitten of Anderson; a daughter, April Shipman of Easley; and a son, Owen Shipman of Easley. In addition to his father, Mr. Shipman was predeceased by his grandparents, Jake and Sarah Brown and Harold and Billie Mae Houston.

Funeral services were held Jan. 21 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, with burial following in Robinson Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Rainey Hospice House, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

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

Reba Reeves Elrod

Pickens — Reba Reeves Elrod, 90, wife of the late Wilson Elrod, passed away at her daughter Nancy’s home on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.

Mrs. Elrod was born in Pickens County and was a daughter of the late William Ed Reeves and Ethel Mae Ferguson Reeves.

Mrs. Elrod was a homemaker. She loved to travel and loved preparing meals for her family. She was the oldest member of Oolenoy Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ellen Deanhardt (Rodney) and Nancy Ann Anderson (Bill), both of Pickens; two sons, Linville Wilson Elrod and Sammy Lee Elrod (Debbie), also of Pickens; two sisters, Vertie Mae Burgess (Cecil) of Cleveland and Jean Trotter of Greenville; six grandchildren, Pam Niles, Kent Deanhardt, Rich Anderson, Michael Anderson, Stacy Simmons and Christopher Elrod; and nine great-grandchildren, Joe, Ally, Ricky, Andrew, Kinsley, Audrey Kate, Trey, Jackson and Parker. Mrs. Elrod also has a sister-in-law, Agnes Reeves of Pickens. Mrs. Elrod was predeceased by one daughter, Kathryn Elrod, and three brothers, Leroy Reeves, Harmon Reeves and Bruce Reeves.

Services were held Jan. 26 at Oolenoy Baptist Church, with burial following in the church cemetery.

Special thanks to Interim Hospice for the love and care for our mother.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Elrod family.

Roy H. Holliday

Easley — Mr. Roy Hulet Holliday, 83, husband of Ellender Adcox “Bud” Holliday, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Anderson County, a son of the late Arthur Hulet and Lena Sweet Holliday, Mr. Holliday retired from Misco Paper Converter and was a member of Geer Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 66 years, are a son, Randy Holliday of Pendleton; a brother, Walter “Buddy” Holliday of Easley; a sister, Anne Davis of Fair Play; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Holliday was predeceased by a son, Mike Holliday; a daughter, Kimberly H. Tant; and five brothers, Paul, James, Gerald, Mickey and Charles Holliday.

Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at Geer Memorial Baptist Church, with burial following in Westview Cemetery-Easley.

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

Kathleen Anne Perry Bagwell

Pickens — Kathleen Anne Perry Bagwell, 81, wife of the late Rufus James Bagwell, passed away on Tuesday Jan. 19, 2016.

Mrs. Bagwell was born in Savannah, Ga., and was the daughter of the late Joseph Francis Perry and Isabelle McAlpine Perry.

Mrs. Bagwell was a homemaker and a member of Pickens Church of God.

Survivors include four sons, Anthony “Tony” Bagwell of Pickens, Avery Dale Bagwell (Nancy) of Pickens, Andrew Bagwell of Florida and Alan Bagwell (Ivonne) of Texas; two daughters, Amanda Bagwell of Pickens and Annette Weber (Drew) of Texas; and two sisters, Mary Grisson (Shorty) of Savannah and Margaret Hanson of California. She also leaves in her memory seven grandchildren, Eric Bagwell, Becca Bagwell, Andrea Bagwell, Katrina Bagwell, Adam Ortiz, Diane Weber and Annie Zubiria; as well as two great-grandchildren, Bryson Evans and Maximiliano Campos; and very dear friend of our family, Ruth Vickery.

Memorial services were held Jan. 25 at Pickens Church of God.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Pickens Church of God P.O. Box 810 Pickens, South Carolina 29671.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Bagwell family.

Lynn Childers

Easley — Dorothy Lynn Childers, 49, of George’s Creek Drive, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

Born in Easley, she was the daughter of Dottie Medlin Ridley of Brandon, Fla., and the late Sam Childers of Easley.

Lynn was invested in real estate. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and everyone she met. She was a true angel on Earth. She was a talented musician who loved traveling and sunsets on the beach.

Surviving in addition to her mother and stepfather, Tom Ridley, are her niece, Kayla Childers of Easley; four brothers, Dean Childers of Tampa, Fla., Jason Brewer of Taylors and Cory and Jody Childers of Belton.

In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Phillips.

Services were held Jan. 24 at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Private services will be held at a later date.

Flowers will be accepted.

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

Clara B. Poling

Easley — Mrs. Clara Bell Lantz Poling, 78, wife of the late Weldon Byron Poling, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at Baptist Easley Hospital.

Born in Lantz, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clark Lee Lantz and Alma Kay Williams Lantz, Mrs. Poling was the retired owner of K&P Cleaning Service and a member of Liberty First Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Weldon L. Poling of Hendersonville, N.C., Roy D. Poling of Easley and Denzil R. Poling of Liberty; a daughter, Joy L. Pelfrey of Easley; two sisters; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Poling was predeceased by three sisters and six brothers.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in West Virginia.

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

Inez Hudson Morgan

Pickens — Inez Morgan, 88, wife of the late Lyston Edwin Morgan passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.

Mrs. Morgan was born in Pickens, daughter of the late Thomas (Tomp) Hudson and Mattie Cater Hudson.

Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker and member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Reba Morgan Osborne of Illinois. Also surviving is her twin brother, Ivy Hudson of Six Mile, and grandchildren Wagner Osborne, Morgan Osborne, and Soern Osborne.

Mrs. Morgan was predeceased by a daughter, Edwina Morgan McCall and a brother, Roy Couch.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens, with funeral services following in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will gather at the United Wesleyan Church fellowship building at 738 Rice Road in Easley following the ceremonies.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, c/o Pastor Dick Waldrep, 622 Johnson St., Pickens, SC 29671.

Charles Vando Hendricks

Six Mile — Charles Vando Hendricks, 86, of 401 N. Main St., passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at his residence.

Born in Six Mile, he was the eighth child of George Raymond and Berta Mae Parrott Hendricks’ 12 children.

Mr. Hendricks retired from Clemson University and was a member of Mt. Olivet Wesleyan Church, where he was a former Sunday school superintendent and teacher.

Throughout his life he was an avid collector of long rifles, muzzle loaders, and antique single-cylinder engines. He even constructed his own firearms. He also collected and worked on antique clocks. He was a former president of the S.C. Arms Collectors.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Grant Hendricks of the home; a daughter, Cathy Looper (Stan) of Piedmont; two sons, Rev. Michael Grant Hendricks of Hobe Sound, Fla., and Kevin Vando Hendricks (Wanda) of Central; a sister, Rebecca Singleton of Easley; a brother, Merle Hendricks of Pickens; seven grandchildren, Michelle Hendricks of Tennessee, Carmen Purnell of Florida, Stephanie Hendricks of Florida, Elizabeth “Beth” Hendricks of Tennessee, Anna Eaton (Chad) of Piedmont, Victoria Looper of Greenville, and William Vando Hendricks of Liberty. Also surviving are 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mr. Hendricks will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Wesleyan Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Liberty Mortuary.

The family will be at the home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Pickens Senior Center, 129 School House Street, Pickens, SC 29671, or OMH Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, SC 29672.

Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.