Courier Obituaries 10-26-16

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Rosemond F. Agee

Pickens — Rosemond Findley Agee, 91, widow of Paulus R. Agee, went home to be with The Lord on Monday evening, Oct. 17, 2016.

Mrs. Agee was born in Jamestown, Ariz., a daughter of the late Marion Crittenden and Nora Rosetta Bly Findley. She was retired from Miracle Hill Children’s Home after 35 years’ service and she was a member of Landmark Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Barbara Howard-Foster, Joan Acree both of Pickens, and Rhonda Nichols of Lexington, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a sister Bettie Christensen of Modesto, Calif.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Agee was predeceased by sons Paul Richard Agee and David W. Agee, brothers, Eugene Findley, Crittenden Findley, and George Findley and sisters, Nancy Casey, Margaret Adams and Kathleen Kelton.

Funeral services were held Oct. 22 on the grounds of the Miracle Hill Children’s Home, with burial following at Miracle Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Miracle Hill Ministries, 490 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607 or

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

Zellie A. Ramey

Easley — Zellie Ann Arnold Ramey, 67, of South 5th Street, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Parks Eugene Arnold and Alma Ruth Fant Arnold Cater.

Mrs. Ramey was retired from Alice Manufacturing, Foster Plant. She was formerly employed with the Pickens County School District and was a member of Pendleton Street Baptist Church. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, planting flowers and tending to her fish.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Eugene Ramey; her children, Isaac Newton Ramey (Annette), Walter Eugene Ramey (Shirley) and Ann Michelle Mullins (James) all of Easley; grandchildren, Jessica, Ashley, Ryne, Amber, Irene, Brittney and Shania; a step-granddaughter, Sara Mullinnix; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Malachi, Kamdyn, Kinsley and Shawn; and sisters, Bernice Raiden of Greenville and Irene Holden of Liberty.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Betty Shockley and brothers, Arthur, Howard and Earl Arnold.

Funeral services were held Oct. 26 at Pendleton Street Baptist Church, with burial following in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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

Rowena B. Joyce

Easley — Mrs. Rowena Bernice Dryman Joyce, 75, wife of Charles Donnye Joyce, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at her home.

Born in Franklin, N.C., a daughter of the late Fred Wilson Dryman and the late Emma Hopkins Dryman, Mrs. Joyce retired from the GHS Cancer Institute and was a member of St. Michaels Episcopal Church.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of 56 years, are a son, Charles T. Joyce (Wenona) of Greenville; two daughters, Donna R. Joyce of Harlem, Ga., and Cheryl J. Boucher (Robert) of N. Augusta; three sisters, Beatrice Schwabe (Chuck) of Austin, Texas, Betty Vinson (Denver), and Jean Owens (Homer), all of Franklin, N.C.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at St. Michaels Episcopal Church in Easley at a later date.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Walt Roberts, Dr. Jeannette Wilcox, Dr. Carla Jorgensen, Lu Ann Harris, NP, and her two angels Karlee Benson, RN, and Heather Vance, RN, for the love and care they have provided for Mrs. Joyce.

Memorials may be made to St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 1200 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC 29642.

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

Maurice Harrington Curtis

Pickens — Maurice Harrington Curtis, 75 of Pickens County passed peacefully from this life on Oct. 21, 2016.

He was the son of the late Robert Christy and Pauline Curtis.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Renee Curtis; two sisters; Genell Curtis and Ruth Gantt; brothers; Guy Curtis, Donald Curtis, Winfred Curtis, Charles (Red) Curtis. He leaves behind his loving family, stepchildren Dewayne and Angie Smith, two granddaughters, brother Wallace Curtis (Lib), Randy Curtis, Ronnie Curtis (Melissa), Sandy Blair, Sharon Barns (Matthew), Tracey James (Richard), Khristy Chapman, Debbie Gilstrap, Genell Cortright, Gayle Esancy, Charlene McCall, Rebecca Curtis, Carol Ann Porter (Mark), Gene Curtis (Sherry), Brenda Curtis, Brad Curtis, Dena Curtis, Wanda Aiken (Leogy) and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Maurice was an outdoor enthusiast, talented musician, avid fisherman, and Veteran. He loved to travel the country and experience all that nature had to offer. With his guitar and music his finger spoke the words that his mouth could not utter. He loved to walk the banks of the rushing rivers in search of arrow heads and forgotten history. He left an unspoken legacy of love, family, music and nature. He will be deeply missed.

The family will gather for a memorial service Wednesday Oct. 26, at 2:30 p.m. at his close friend Robert Perry’s home located at 144 Perryville Drive in Pickens. This is a place of music and memories for Maurice. Please dress casual and bring with you memories and music.

Following the service, the family will be at the home of Ronnie Curtis.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the YAMS (Young Appalachian Musicians) this will make sure that the music in which Maurice loved will be carried on through the youth of Pickens.