Courier Obituaries 1-3-24


PICKENS — Dr. Mary C. Hammond, 85, of Pickens, passed away on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023 after months of declining health.

Born in Greenville, Mary was a well-known physician who loved helping others. Although she loved animals, she loved her family more than anything. Mary received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and operated her own practice in Pickens, as a family medicine doctor. Dr. Hammond was the county staff physician for the local detention centers and Medical Director of Pickens County Behavioral Health Commission. She was a member of the SC Medical Association and former Chief of Staff of Cannon Memorial Hospital. Until her health declined, she was a faithful member of East Pickens Baptist Church.

Mary is survived by her three sons; Stephen, Andrew, Josh; four daughters, Jackie, Laura, Angela, Sarah, 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Nina Corrine and James Roscoe Hammond.

Funeral service were held Dec. 20 at Dillard Funerals and Cremation, 2402 Gentry Memorial Hwy, Pickens. A committal service followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 595 Old Liberty Rd, Easley, SC 29640.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to East Pickens Baptist Church,; or Southern Wesleyan University,

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


CENTRAL — Benjamin Allen Dunn passed away on Christmas Day after a long battle with dementia. Though his passing was heartbreaking to us, for him it was truly the most joyful and triumphant Advent as he stood in the presence of Christ. Whether you knew him as Allen, Dr. Dunn, Dad, or Poppy, he was a man of great love, great faith, great wisdom, great humility, great courage, and great compassion. In short, he was a great man, and the world is poorer for his loss.

Born on Aug. 3, 1941, in Etowah, Tenn., Ben Allen, as he was known growing up, was the oldest of four children. He enjoyed a near idyllic childhood in Alcoa, Tenn. and graduated from Alcoa High School in 1960. Interested in a career that would lead him outdoors, he enrolled in the University of Georgia’s School of Forest Resources where he studied Forestry and served as president of Farm House Fraternity. Most importantly, in the summer of 1963, he met the love of his life, Joyce Moss, while completing his required summer forestry camp. Allen graduated in 1965 receiving his B.S.F. in Forest Resource Management and was simultaneously commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. A few days later, he and Joyce were married and began their lifelong journey together. After training at Ft. Moore (formerly Ft. Benning), Ga. he joined the 1st  Infantry Division in Ft. Riley, Kan., which almost immediately deployed to the Republic of Vietnam. Allen led the Reconnaissance Platoon of the second 28th Infantry Battalion (“Black Lions”) for the next several months before transitioning to serve as the Executive Officer of Headquarters Company. In June of 1966, his understrength Recon Platoon was ambushed by the Viet Cong while on what was supposed to be a relatively safe mission, resulting in the entire 16-man patrol being killed. The toughest duty Allen ever performed was identifying the remains of these soldiers who had become his brothers.

After leaving the Army, Allen returned to the University of Georgia where he earned his M.F. (1968) and Ph.D. (1971) in Forestry before embarking on a career in academia. He joined Clemson University’s Department of Forest Resources in 1973 and for the next 33 years enjoyed a career in teaching, research, and administration at the University. In addition to being a Professor of Forestry, he served as President of the Faculty Senate from 1990 to 1991, Chair of the Forestry Department from 1994 to 1995, Director of the School of Natural Resources from 1995 to 2001, Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences from 2001 to 2004, and Director of the Institute of Environmental Toxicology from 2004 until his retirement in 2006. Allen further demonstrated his devotion to education and public service through his work on numerous boards and associations. He was elected to the Pickens County School Board in 1982 and served for 12 years, including several years as Chair. He was a member of the Six Mile Lions Club, served on the Board of the Great Smoky Mountains Association, was active in the Society of American Foresters, served on the South Carolina Forestry Commission, and on the board of the Forestry Association of South Carolina, among others. After retiring, Allen lavished his time on his family, friends, and particularly his grandchildren.

Above all, Allen was a disciple of Jesus Christ who lived out his faith on a daily basis. Over the years he taught Sunday school and served as a deacon, but his greatest ministry was demonstrating the love and compassion of Christ to everyone he met. No one was greater or lesser in Allen’s eyes; he treated everyone with kindness, dignity, and respect. He was a constant encouragement and an unceasing source of wisdom and counsel to all who knew him. Micah 6:8 states:

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

Allen lived out these commands to the end and could say, as Paul did to Timothy, that he had fought the good fight, he had finished the race, he had kept the faith.

Allen was predeceased by his parents, Ben and Imogene Dunn, and his sister, Jean Dunn. He is survived by the highlights of his life, Joyce (nee Moss) his beloved wife of 58 years; his three children, Benjamin (Maureen) of Chapin, S.C., Sonya of Central, and Boyce (Karen) of Central, and ten grandchildren; Benjamin Dunn, Patrick Dunn, Molly Dunn, Luke Dunn, Katie Bryant (Ethan), Palmer Story, Eli Story, Owen Dunn, Brooks Dunn and Grace Dunn; and two greatgrandchildren, Harper Bryant and Knox Bryant; siblings, Mike Dunn (Sandy) and Judy Ivens, both of Alcoa, Tann., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service was held Dec. 30, at Crosspoint Church, 1019 Tiger Blvd, Clemson. Followed by the burial at Memory Gardens, 586 Issaqueena Trail, Central.

In Lieu of Flowers, please send memorials to Disabled American Veterans,; or the Dementia Society of America,; PO Box 600,  Doylestown, PA 18901, 1-800- DEMENTIA (800-336-3684).



EASLEY — Kerry Lee Hamilton, 30, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023.

Kerry was born on Oct. 2, 1993, in Easley, to Scottie Hamilton and Angela Kelley. She loved music. Kerry especially loved her children, her sisters, and hanging out with her friends.

Kerry is survived by her five children; Karlee Harper, Chazlee Tinsley, Cameron Owen, Adriana Owen and Rylann Looper; her parents, Angela Kelley (Don) and Scottie Hamilton; three sisters, Ashley Goss, Darlene Raines (Billy), Heather Hamilton; one uncle, Freddy Galloway; her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth McCullum; several nieces and nephews; and her loving furbaby, Kane.

Kerry was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Fred Galloway, and her paternal grandmother, Florene Hamilton.

A Memorial Service were held on Dec. 29, in the Chapel of Dillard Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


EASLEY — Mary Elizabeth “Lib” Sisk Tompkins, 87, beloved wife of the late Billy Gene Tompkins, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023.

Born in Stephens County, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Enary and Viola Funk Sisk.

Mrs. Tompkins worked for 15 years with Palmetto Baptist Medical Center and volunteered for 27 years. She loved her Lord with all her heart and her church family at Brushy Creek Baptist Church. She, along with her husband, were members of The Gideons International.

Surviving are her children; Sherry Booth and Lori Labrash (Paul) of Easley and Joni Harrison (Daryl) of Pickens and daughter-in-law Debbie Tompkins of Easley; grandchildren Heather Seabrook (Brad), Dawn Miller (Jeremy), Carrie Childers (Jarrett), Josh Harrison (Ana), Tyler Booth (Crystal), Mallory Wade (Jason), Dustin Tompkins (Kaitlin), Briana Peek (Ras) and Jacob Harrison (Brett); 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Sisk of Columbia; a sister, Ollie Baxter of Bethany, Okla. and a special sister-in-law and prayer partner Anne Sisk of Easley.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her son, David Lewis Tompkins; her daughter, Robin Carol Tompkins; sisters, Louise Knecht and Ginny Phillips; and brothers, Enary Sisk, Jr. and Reverend John Sisk.

Funeral services were held on Dec. 28, at Brushy Creek Baptist Church in the church sanctuary. The burial followed in Graceland West Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Prisma Health Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee School Road, Seneca, SC 29672, or The Gideons International, Easley Camp.

The family will be at their respective homes.

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



CENTRAL — Frances Maw Merck, 93, of Browning Road, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023 at the home of her son, Richard. Born in Central, she was the widow to Virgil M. Merck and a daughter of the late John and Ida Kelly Maw.

Mrs. Merck was a homemaker who dearly loved her family. She was a longtime member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Patsy Shuman (Douglas) of Central; a son, Richard Merck (Sara) also of Central; a sister, Allene Medlin of Central; seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Hendricks and Florene Reid; and three brothers, Alfred, Robert and Elmer Maw.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Merck were held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Dec. 28. Burial followed at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Online Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.



SENECA — Florence L. (Baker) Couch, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023, at Simpsonville Post Acute.

Born December 22, 1938, in Pickens County, Florence was the daughter of the late Roy Raines and Otis Lillian Hunter Raines. Mrs. Couch was a member of Mt. Siani Baptist Church in Pickens. She worked as a florist for close to 30 years. She enjoyed singing, drawing, floral design, traveling, and playing piano.

Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Baker Davidson (Tommy) of Seneca; her son, Michael Baker (Laura) of Easley; grandchildren, Kayla Golden (Zachary), Jessica Gravley (Jonathan), Seth Baker (Mary), Heather Davidson, Brandon Baker and Mason Baker; great-grandchildren, Connor Golden, Karleigh Golden, Shelby Gravley, Colton Golden and Harrison Gravley; a brother, James Raines (Brenda); a sister, Peggy Noblitt (Jerry); brothers-in-law, Dawson Baker and Lynard Baker; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Couch was predeceased by her first husband, Hosea Baker; her second husband, Kenneth Couch; a sister, Ruby Hayes; and two brothers, Preston Raines and Raymond Raines.

Funeral service were held Dec. 29, at the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home in Pickens. Burial followed the service at the Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Flowers will be accepted.



EASLEY — Mr. Jack Smith Parrish, Jr., 71, husband of the late Amy Kathleen Bono Parrish, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023.

Born in Greenville County, a son of the late Jack Smith Parrish, Sr. and the late Mary Jean Martin Parrish, Mr. Parrish was a graduate of Easley High School and attended the University of South Carolina.

He retired as a plant manager from Perrigo Company and was a member of Easley First United Methodist Church.
After retirement Jack acquired a passion for woodworking.

He truly loved hiking, camping, canoeing, and driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, but his greatest love was for his family. He will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him.

Surviving are his daughter, Frances Kathleen Parrish (Bobby Francis) of Central; his two brothers, Martin O. Parrish (Georgette) of Boulder, Colo., and Phillip M. Parrish (Amy Parker) of Easley; his sister, Jean Parrish Freeman (James) of Columbia; and his granddaughter, Jordan Francis.

Private graveside services will be held at Robinson Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, South Carolina Chapter or the Beautiful Places Alliance, helping South Carolina’s State Parks.

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



CATEECHEE — Frances Kelley Murphy, 91, of Nuthatch Road, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023 at Pruitt Health & Rehab. Born in Pickens, she was a daughter of the late Barney and Ether Freeman Kelley.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Frances retired from Dan River Mills and was of the Church of God faith.

Surviving are her two daughters, Micky Chandler of Six Mile and Debbie Holliday of Central; two sons, Tim Murphy of Central and Jerry Murphy of Dunkirk, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Watts; four brothers, Ralph, James, Billy and Kenneth Kelley; and a granddaughter, Heather D. Murphy.

Graveside services to honor the life of Ms. Frances Murphy were held Dec. 29, at Gap Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Online Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.


SENECA — Gail Stepp Brooks, a beloved wife, devoted mother, and cherished sister, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior at home on Dec. 24, 2023, in Seneca.

A native of Hendersonville, N.C. she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Alma Rhodes Ballard.

Gail found great joy in tending to her yard, pouring her heart into creating a beautiful outdoor sanctuary. She took pleasure in cutting her grass and raking leaves and keeping her yard manicured.  When she wasn’t busy in her yard, she enjoyed gospel and country music, and she enjoyed trips to Dollywood.  You could always find her unwinding in the comfort of her home, spending time watching TV shows including Perry Mason and anything with Tom Selleck.

An active member of Utica Baptist Church, she was a longtime Sunday School Teacher alongside her husband, and found solace and strength in her faith. She valued the fellowship and support of her church community, consistently finding inspiration in every sermon and prayer.

Her memory will forever be treasured by her husband of 50 years, Don Brooks, her loving son, Barry Brooks and her dear sister, Juanita Hernandez.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Stepp and a brother, Hilliard Ballard.

To honor Gail’s remarkable life, funeral services were held Dec. 30, at Utica Baptist Church in Seneca. Burial followed at Gap Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Six Mile.

Although Gail is no longer with us, her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family please visit  Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.



CENTRAL — Jerry Lee Grant, Jr., 59, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023.

Born Feb. 3, 1964, in Pickens County, Skip was the son of the late Jerry Lee Grant, Sr. and Pauline Stephens Grant.

Survivors include his daughter, Kayla Scott (Cody) of Easley; two sons, Richard Grant and Joshua Grant, both of Easley; three sisters, Diane Sellers (Leonard) of Pendleton, Darlene Stancil (Wayne) of Six Mile and Elaine Rankin (Glenn) of Mountain Rest; and two brothers, Roger Whitaker of Moonville and Donnie Whitaker (Bernice) of Central.

Mr. Grant was predeceased by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mountain View Funerals and Cremations – Pickens Chapel is serving the Grant family.


GEORGIA — Cleo Edwin Galloway, 71, husband of Rev. Evelyn Jenkins Galloway, passed from death into life to be with the Lord on Christ’s birthday, Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, in Ringgold, Ga.

Formerly of Pickens, Edwin was born in Greenville, the son of the late David Cleo and Lila Stephens Galloway. He was a longtime member of the Church of God and The Gideons International, with a heart for spreading God’s Word. After graduating from Clemson University, he spent his entire career working in the electric/gas utility industry, primarily with Duke Energy, and later with Dalton Utilities for several years. Edwin enjoyed spending time with the family, traveling, following Clemson football and basketball, and working in the yard.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Evelyn Galloway; Mother Lila R. Galloway of Pickens; sons David Galloway (Tonya) of Ringgold, Ga. and Kevin Galloway of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; sister, Ann G. Duncan of Pickens.

He is also survived by two granddaughters, Audrey and Allie Galloway. He was preceded in death by his father.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International at

A memorial service will be held on Jan. 6, 2024, at 1 p.m. in Gap Hill Church of God, 3540 Walhalla Highway Six Mile, South Carolina 29682. Online guest book at  Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes Wallis – Stewart Chapel, Ringgold, Ga.


PUMPKINTOWN— Wayne Robert Brewin, 83, loving husband of 55 years to Carol Ann Ward Brewin, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023, at his home.

Born April 9, 1940, in Camden, N.J., Wayne was the son of the late Merrill C. Brewin and Lillian Brewin. Mr. Brewin was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoyed being a member of the Christian bowling team and Christian softball team.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Brewin of the home; children, Darlene McNamee (Joseph), Wayne Brewin, Jr. (Diane) and James (Julie) all of Franklinville, N.J.; grandchildren, Richard, Katie, Allison, Amanda, Daniel, Joseph, Daisy and Lily; a brother, Merrill Jr.; a sister, Marian; and many loving friends and family.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Brewin was predeceased by a sister, Grace.

A funeral service will be held at a later date.

Flowers will be accepted.

Mountain View Funerals and Cremations – Pickens Chapel is serving the Brewin family.



LIBERTY — Mrs. Muriel Opperman Elrod, 99, wife of the late Roy Frank Elrod, passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2023.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late Harold Opperman and the late Josephine Nevins, Mrs. Elrod was a graduate of Brooklyn High School and retired from the Fair Lawn, N.J. Board of Education.

She was of the Catholic faith.

Muriel loved gardening, crocheting and traveling. She was very adventurous, having skydived at the age of 75. Muriel will be dearly missed by all that loved and knew her.

Surviving are two sons; Roy Frank Elrod, Jr. and Carl Steven Elrod, both of Liberty; three daughters, Alice Ann Kaminski of N.J., Loretta Caroline Granchi (Stephen) and Melinda Elrod, both of Liberty; her grandchildren, Stacey Elrod, Eric Elrod, Anne Furio (Ryan), Sara James (Jimmy), Patti Dileo, (Michael) and Deborah Corrao; her great-grandchildren, Justin Furio, Adelyn James, Vivian James, Christian Perez, Tyler Dileo and Brooke Dileo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Muriel was predeceased by three sons; Raymond Edward Elrod, Richard Dewitt Elrod and Robert James Elrod; and two brothers, Harold Nevins and Charles Nevins.

Graveside services was Dec. 29, at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veteran’s “DAV” by visiting their website at

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



LIBERTY — James Douglas “Jamie” Brooks Sr., 68, beloved brother, father figure, and doting grandfather, passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2023. He was born on Aug. 11, 1955, in Pickens, to the late Douglas Columbus and Evelina Moore Brooks. James, known to family and friends as Jamie, resided in Liberty his entire life.

A true lover of the outdoors, he found solace in deer hunting and casting his line into the serene waters while fishing. These pastimes brought him joy and allowed him to connect with nature. However, what truly brought him the most happiness was the time spent with his cherished family.

He is survived by his brother Steve Brooks of Liberty; a sister Patricia Gillespie (Dennis) of Anderson, who shared unforgettable memories and countless laughs throughout the years. His loving legacy will continue through his adoring grandchildren, Xander Brooks and Madison Brooks, who will forever remember their grandpa’s warm smile and loving embrace.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Doug Brooks.

Mr. Brooks served his country honorably in the Army, enlisting on September 6, 1973, and reaching the rank of PFC before his discharge on September 19, 1974. His dedication to his fellow soldiers and his patriotism will never be forgotten.

A funeral service to remember and honor Jamie’s life was conducted, Jan. 4, in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel.  He was laid to rest at Westview Cemetery in Liberty.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family please visit  Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.



LIBERTY — Steven Kirk Chastain, 78, of Highland Terrace, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023 at his residence. Born in Easley, he was the husband to Diane McAlister Chastain for over 35 years and a son of the late Harold Chastain and Lois James Davis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served our country during the Vietnam War. He worked for many years at Platt Saco Lowell from where he retired and started his own heating and air business. Steve was a mason for over 51 years and was a Past Master at Liberty Masonic Lodge No. 235, A.F.M. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was also a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons; Scott Chastain of Liberty and Jason Chastain of Danielsville, Ga.; a brother, Kerry Chastain of Shelby, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Molly Chastain of Pickens and Stone Chastain of Liberty.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Chastain; and a sister, Jennifer Hellams.

A memorial service to honor the life of Mr. Chastain will be held Sunday, Jan. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gideons International P.O. Box 97251 Washington, DC 20090 or Shriner’s Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road Greenville, SC 29605

Online Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.



PICKENS — James “Jimmy” Boncil Dyches, 77, of Pickens, passed to his eternal home in heaven on Dec. 26th, 2023. He died at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, surrounded by his wife and siblings.

Jimmy was born on Mar. 31, 1946, in Norway, S.C., located in Orangeburg County, to Charles Edward and Mildred (Jones) Dyches. He graduated from Denmark-Olar High School in Denmark, S.C. After high school, he worked at McMillan Chevrolet and then went on to become the yard supervisor for ITT Rayonier pulp wood receiving yard in Denmark. He was a member of the Denmark Jaycee Club, where he devoted his time to serving children and youth in his community.

Jimmy was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an animal-lover who raised and trained many duck hunting dogs. He competed in numerous retriever field trials where he won many awards for his excellence in dog training and became a highly decorated retriever trainer. He was a devoted fan of the USC Gamecocks and most importantly, he professed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

After his move to the upstate in the late ‘90’s, Jimmy married his wife of 19 years, Irene (Anthony) Dyches. He worked for Advance Auto and then became a very well-known face at Ace Hardware in Pickens, where he later retired. He participated in reenactments of The War Between the States as a member of Hart’s Battery. He was also a member of Pickens First Baptist Church.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Irene (Anthony) Dyches; his five siblings, Donna Underwood (Ben), Carol Adams, Jane Williams, Charles “Chip” Dyches, Jr. (Dee) and Angie Case (George); five nieces and four nephews, Candi Riley, Jerry Underwood, Krissy Underwood, Amanda Chapman, Kamryn Inman, Andrew Case, Charlesie Duncan, Matthew Case and John Nolan Case; and many great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles Edward, Sr. and Mildred Dyches.

Jimmy was so loved by his big group of family and friends from the low country of S.C. all the way to the Upstate. He had a way of making strangers feel like family and his hilarious sense of humor kept everyone around him laughing.

He took pride in his family and was a loyal husband, son, and brother. He was his nieces’ and nephews’ biggest fan. Anyone who knew Jimmy knew what a privilege it was to love and be loved by him.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Pickens County Meals on Wheels by visiting their website at

A visitation was held on Saturday, Dec. 30, at the sanctuary of Pickens First Baptist Church with a memorial service that followed.

Mountain View Funerals and Cremations – Pickens Chapel is serving the Dyches family.