Courier Obituaries 2-3-21


EASLEY — Marilyn Stegall Finley, 81, wife of the late James Harold Finley, passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.

Born in Easley, she was the daughter of the late Cull and Cleo Smith Stegall. Marilyn was a Christian who loved her Lord and Savior and was a member of Freedom Fellowship Church. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and word search puzzles.

She is survived by her sons, Michael Finley of Easley and Alan Finley (Debbie) of Powdersville; daughter-in-law, Tammy Finley of Easley; grandchildren, Courtney Waller (Jeremy) and Noah Finley (Fayth); and great-grandchildren, Princeton and Cornelius Finley.

Mrs. Finley was predeceased by her husband, parents, son, David Finley, and her brothers and sisters.

Graveside services were held on Jan. 29 at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Easley.

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


EASLEY — Barry Steven James, 53, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.

Born in Jacksonville, Ark., he was the son of Antha Hamlin James and the late Steven Daniel James. Barry graduated from Liberty High School. He was a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church and was a Mason. He enjoyed talking to his friends over the CB radio, water skiing, singing and listening to music. Barry was known to be handy and could do many different jobs.

He had a giving spirit and will be remembered as a true Southern gentleman.

He is survived by his daughter, Morgan James (John Elrod) and their daughter, August Elrod; son, Barry Michael James; mother, Antha Hamlin James; and sister, April Hayes (Leo) and their children, Konner Johnson, Chris Hayes, Ansley Hayes and Kelsey Hayes.

Barry is also survived by his great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and close friends.

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

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


LIBERTY — Lisa Anthony Rogers, 54, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021.

Born in Pickens County, the daughter of Betty Tinsley Anthony of Easley and the late John Wayne Anthony Jr., Lisa was a graduate of Pickens High School, a homemaker and a member of Cedar Rock Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and most of all a great caretaker for her family. She will be missed dearly by all who loved and knew her.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are three sons, Eric Scott (Courtney), Dylan Scott and Zachary Scott, all of Easley; one daughter, Ashley Rogers of Easley; a brother, Michael Anthony of Greenville; and two grandchildren, Reid and Sullivan Scott. In addition to her father, Lisa was predeceased by a son, Camron M. Scott; and a sister-in-law, Angie Brooks.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Cedar Rock Baptist Church cemetery.

Memorials may be made in memory of Lisa to Cedar Rock Baptist Church, 1667 Cedar Rock Church Road, Easley, SC 29640.

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

Bobby Dewitt Hudson Jr.

Williamston — Bobby Dewitt Hudson Jr., 57, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca.

A native of Greenville County, Bobby was born Aug. 2, 1963, the son of Frances Miles McGrew and the late Bobby Dewitt Hudson Sr.

Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Hudson of Greenville; two sons, Shane Hudson of Greenville and Jacob Hudson of Enoree; mother, Frances McGrew of Greenville; two sisters, Barbara Hudson and Brenda Jean Bullock; and a brother, Billy Hudson.

Mr. Hudson was predeceased by his father, Bobby Dewitt Hudson Sr. of Tigerville.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Hudson family.


LIBERTY — Lewis Ray “Bug” Posey, 71, died on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Liberty, he was a son of the late William Ernest and Louise Perkins Posey. He graduated from Liberty High School and had worked at Ohio Gear (Velvet Drive) for more than 45 years. Mr. Posey attended Ruhamah Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Linda Patterson Posey of the home; two sons, Michael Posey (Kim) of Salem and Kevin Posey (Lisa) of Pendleton; two brothers, Leonard Posey (Edith) of Liberty and Steve Posey (Peggy) of Liberty; two sisters, Shirley Carver (Bobby) of Liberty and Evelyn Burton (Donald) of Liberty; two grandchildren, Drew Christian and Keira Christain; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Larry, James, Ronnie and Donnie Posey.

The livestream of his service will be available at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, on his obituary page at, followed by a graveside service at 3 p.m. at Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Cancer Institute-Grove Prisma Health (checks would be made payable to) Office of Philanthropy, 300 E. McBee Ave., Suite #201, Greenville, SC 29601. The family will be at their respective homes.

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


LIBERTY — Kevin Leigh Wells, 73, died on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Scituate, Mass., he was a son of the late Lewis and Gloria Calhoun Wells.

He was a graduate of Clemson University and received his doctorate from Sarasota University.

Mr. Wells worked in textiles for many years and later retired from Limestone College, where he was a professor for several years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served in military intelligence.

Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Margaret Wells of the home; two brothers, Alden Wells of Braintree, Mass., and Blair Wells of Braintree, Mass.; two sisters, Susan Narlee of Scituate, Mass., and Hillary O’Brien of Braintree, Mass.; a special friend, Lana Drochovia; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Craig Wells.

Mr. Wells’ wish was to be cremated, and no services are planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cat City Sanctuary by visiting their Facebook page.

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


PICKENS — Ben Tillman Hendrix Jr., 90, loving husband of Joan Hendrix, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

He was born in Greenville County, the son of the late Ben Tillman Hendricks Sr. and Lila Burgess Hendricks. He was predeceased by a sister, Elsie Hunt, and brothers, James Bruck Hendricks and Carl Hendricks. He was widowed in 1973 by his wife, Yvonne M. Hendrix, and most recently lost his granddaughter, Jessica Reeves.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Joan E. Hendrix; his sons, Mark A. Hendrix (Jill), Warren E. Hendrix, Terry Dykens (Mary) of Pickens and Matthew Z. Hendrix (Keiki) of Piedmont; his daughters, Sandra H. Gardner (Stacey) and Susan H. Trotter (Basil) of Pickens; and his brother, Larry K. Hendricks of Easley. He was “Papa” to 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He served his country during WWII as a member of the Army Air Corps and was stationed in Germany. He was a Mason and a member of the Keowee Lodge in Pickens.

He was a truck driver for most of his life. He logged in more than 250,000 miles without an accident, and over his 41 years he drove for Buckeye Fabric, Am-Can and Ryder and retired from Southeastern Freight Line.

He was an avid golfer, and he loved to read. In his later years when he could no longer play golf, he spent his time reading and studying God’s Word. An active member, he taught a Sunday school class at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church until his recent hospitalization.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors and nurses in the ICU at St. Francis Hospital Downtown for their compassion and wonderful care.

A date and time for his memorial will be announced later.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Hendrix family.


LIBERTY — Timothy Campbell, 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, at his home.

Born in Greenville County, he was a son of Peggy Jean Darnell Campbell of Piedmont and the late George H. Campbell.

Mr. Campbell was the owner and operator of Campbell Trucking. He was a member of the Church of God of Pendleton. He loved his family dearly, especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and he enjoyed playing the bass guitar and singing at church.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 48 years, Betty Smith Campbell; daughters, Cathy Morgan (Timmy) of Liberty and Betty Jo Wilson (Greg) of Easley; grandchildren, Heather Patterson (Crocker), Kevin Wilson (Elizabeth), Justin Morgan (Kimberly), Jason Wilson and Dustin Morgan; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, David Campbell (Beverly), Gary Campbell (Louise) and Charles Campbell (Linda), all of Liberty, and George Campbell of Piedmont; and many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his sisters, Rebecca Campbell and Linda Jean Campbell, and a brother, Jerry Daniel Campbell.

A graveside service was held on Feb. 2 at the Six Mile Church of God of Prophecy cemetery.

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


EASLEY — Mrs. Wanda Holliday Stewart, 70, wife of John Allen “Rip” Stewart, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.

Born in Pickens County, the daughter of Frances Owen Holliday of Easley and the late Charles Hayward Holliday, Mrs. Stewart was a graduate of Easley High School and attended the Wyatt Institute of Real Estate. She worked in real estate for more than 20 years, was employed with Coldwell Banker Caine Real Estate for eight years and was a member of the GGAR. She was a member of Pendleton Street Baptist Church.

Wanda was very outgoing and never met a stranger. She loved to travel, loved helping people and her greatest love was her family and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of 52 years and her mother, are her son, Chadwick “Chad” Allen Stewart (April) of Easley; her daughter, Stacey Stewart Griffin (Benji) of Easley; her brother, Jeffery Scott Holliday (April) of Easley; and her grandchildren, Chadwick Allen “C.J.” Stewart Jr. and Sara Carolyne Stewart.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 29 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, with Rev. Randy Smith officiating.

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


PICKENS — Mrs. Marilyn Rose Scott Allen, 84, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.

She was born on July 13, 1936 in Wrightsville, Ga., to the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Daniel Scott. She was married to her devoted husband, Dr. James Ray Allen, for 65 years.

She and her husband served as a ministry team touching untold numbers of lives in their 20 churches in the Carolinas and Georgia. She shared her love of music and unwavering faith working tirelessly beside her husband as the minister of music, youth and children. In her later years, as she was unable to serve in these capacities, she began a card and phone ministry, reaching out daily to her family, friends and church families.

She received her undergraduate degree from Berry College and her graduate degree from Furman University. She retired after 40 years as a school teacher and librarian. She loved her students and invested in their lives both inside and outside of the classroom.

She was a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, encouraging her family to live out their faith, dream big and be the best they could be.

She is survived by her four children, Melody Allen Lark (Sam) of Pickens, Dr. Merrie Allen Johnson of Garner, N.C., Rev. Scott Allen of Pickens and Rev. Chris Allen of Wake Forest, N.C.; six grandchildren, Lindsay Lark Jackman (Chris) of Greenville, Ashley Lark Heath of Pickens, Mac Johnson (Grace) of Nashville, Tenn., Murphy Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn., and Emily and Molly Allen of Nashville, Tenn.; and five great-grandchildren, Malachi, Rosie, Noah, Larkyn and Dax.

She was predeceased by her parents and two sisters, Melba Scott Gaskins and Nanelle Scott. She was a member of Praters Creek Baptist Church.

The family would like to offer sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Manna Healthcare and Cottingham House for the love and care they provided during the final years of her life.

A celebration of life service was held at Easley First Baptist Church in Easley on Jan. 29. A private entombment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Praters Creek Baptist Church, 621 Praters Creek Road, Pickens, SC 29671, or to the church of your preference.

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