Courier Obituaries 2-5-20


CENTRAL — Earline S. McCall, 87, wife of the late Talmadge S. McCall, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

Mrs. McCall was a daughter of the late Annie Pearle Atkinson Stephens Roach and Jim Stephens. She was a member of Central Church of God in Central.

Survivors include one daughter, Marlene Hamilton of Liberty; four sons, James (Ellen) McCall

of Central, Danny McCall of Pickens, Garry (Sandra) McCall of Central and Tommy (Sherry) McCall of Pickens; 15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 33 great-great-grandchildren.


Mrs. McCall was predeceased by her parents, husband, one daughter, Ruth Owens; and one brother, James Junior Stephens.

Visitation was held on Feb. 3 at Mountain View Funeral Home. Burial was held at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Easley.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the McCall Family.


LIBERTY — Elfred Junior Turner, 83, husband of the late Mae Aileen Turner, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.

Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late Pearl Scruggs and Elfred Turner.

Junior is survived by a son, Kenneth Turner (Donna) of Piedmont; stepson, Timothy Holt; grandson, Lee Turner; significant other, Lisa Brissey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Furman, Grady and Marvin Turner; and two sisters, Francis Wimpey and Helen Moore.

A graveside service was held on Feb. 3 at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens.

Visit or Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory-Powdersville Road, Easley

David Lewis Wade

PICKENS — David Lewis Wade, 88, born in Pickens County and son of the late Hampton Henry Wade and Queen Bessie Hayes, was called home on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

He leaves behind his loving bride of 65 years, Edith Wade.

He worked his career in tool and die and retired from Ryobi after 34 years of dedicated employment. Mr. Wade enjoyed everything outdoors, including hunting, fishing and golfing. Mr. Wade was a member of Blue Ridge View Baptist Church, where he last served in the capacity of usher.

Surviving are a son, Len Wade (Lorri) of Easley, and daughter, Janet Wilson (Al) of Pickens. Mr. Wade had three loving grandchildren, Marley Wade, Ron Wilson (Kristen) and Rebecca Willis (Nick), and six loving and precious great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters Azalee Peace and Nannie Alexander of Greenville.

Mr. Wade was predeceased by brothers R.C. Wade, Wilton Wade, Coy Wade and Burns Wade.

A funeral service will be held at Dillard Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, with a visitation beginning at 2 p.m. A private family burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blue Ridge View Baptist Church, 745 Wolf Creek Road, Pickens, SC 29671.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Wade family.

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EASLEY — Tiffani Amber Baker, 28, passed away from this life on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

Born in Easley, she was the daughter of Paul Baker and Catina Wilson.

She will be loved and missed by many.

In addition to her parents, Paul Baker and Catina Wilson, she is survived by her daughter, Bella Dejesus; one brother, Logan Smith; one sister, Tori Baker; an aunt, Krista Jamieson; a uncle, Jim Baker; and a grandmother, Paula Breazaale.

A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

Palmetto Cremation is assisting the Baker family.


PICKENS — Martha June Crowe, 75, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.

Martha attended Faith Baptist Church in Norris.

Survivors include sons, Marty Gill of Liberty and James R Gill (Edie) of Pickens; a daughter, Karen Davis (Michael) of Matthews, N.C.; grandchildren, Eric Gill, Donna Gill, Michelle Davis and Evan Davis; great grandchildren, Eric Jr., Chloe, Anthony, Tyler and Tanner; sisters, Carolyn Perkins, Mary Young, Bertha Turner and Wanda Heaton; and brothers, Carl Alexander and Jerry Alexander.

Martha was predeceased by her parents, James E. Alexander and Lois Holliday Alexander; the father of her children, Carl Jacob Gill; a son, Carl Daniel Gill; and two brothers, Loyd and Ray Alexander.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 31 in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home. Burial followed the funeral at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Gill family.


EASLEY — Deanna Elaine Warren, 55, wife of George W. Warren, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

Deanna was a member of New Image Church, loved outreach programs and was especially gifted when it came to crocheting.

Survivors include her husband, George, of the home; a son, Cory (Kala) Gillespie of Anderson; a daughter, Falon Miller of Liberty; her mother, Carol (Gerald) Satterfield of Easley; grandchildren, Madison and Tyler Miller; sisters, Sherry Lynn Watson and Tammy (Tommy) Gregory; a brother, Rodney (Jeanna) Satterfield; three nieces; and two nephews.

Deanna was predeceased by her father, William Leroy Gotshaw; and her grandparents, Wilton (Pauline) Freeman and C.D. (Hazel) Gotshaw.

Memorial services for Deanna will be announced at a later date.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Warren family.


MARIETTA — Mike “Spanky” Mills, 76, husband of 50 years to Susan C. Mills, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

Spanky loved his family and sports, but in his most recent years he loved to go hunting with his son, Ty, and to hear the dogs run. Mike was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Susan; a daughter, Loree Mills Couch (Boyce); a son, Ty Cooper Mills; granddaughters, Mallie Grace and Morgan Mills Couch; and a sister, Sara Cash Roper.

Mike was predeceased by his parents, Pickney Mills and Ophelia Reid Brezeale; Gene Cash, who was a second father to Mike; and a brother, Dwight Eugene Cash.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 1 in the sanctuary of Pickens First Baptist Church. The burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mike’s honor to Hannah’s Helping Hands, which is a benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Mills family.


LIBERTY — Irene Arnold Holden, 66, of 137 Velo View Lane, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at Prisma Health Baptist Easley Hospital.

Born in Anderson, she was the widow of Walden G. Holden Jr. and a daughter of the late Eugene and Alma Ruth Fant Arnold. She was a homemaker of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Stacy Chapman of Liberty; a son, Walden Holden III of Liberty; a sister, Bernice Raiden of Greenville; six grandchildren, Brianna, Gage and Desbrin Chapman, and Hunter, Fisher and Lake Holden; a great-grandchild, Stratin Chapman.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Richard Holden.

Funeral services to celebrate Irene’s life were conducted on Feb. 4 in the Liberty Mortuary chapel. Burial followed at Norris Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.


EASLEY — Mr. William “Bill” Yates, 77, husband of Jean Baker Yates, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.

Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He was retired as a fixer from the Estes Plant and was a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Easley.

Bill loved fishing and was a skilled wood worker.

Surviving, in addition to his loving wife of 38 years, are a stepson, David Patterson (Hazel) of Easley; granddaughter, Sheri Praxton (David) of Columbia; and two brothers, Jeff and Lindsey Pember.

A graveside service was held on Feb. 4 at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Burial followed in the cemetery.

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


PICKENS — Lillie Anthony Davis, 78, wife of the late Johnny Joe Davis, passed from this life on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Jacob Vernon Anthony and the late Pearl Clark Anthony.

Mrs. Davis was a 1958 graduate of Pickens High School. She worked for Morris and Company after high school graduation for 30 years. Her passion was gardening, walking with her sisters and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters. Mrs. Davis was a member of Griffin Baptist Church and had retired from the Pickens County Courthouse, where she worked in the clerk of court’s office.

She is survived by her daughter, Lesli Hendricks, and beloved granddaughters, Davis Hendricks and Lillian Hendricks. Also left to cherish her memory are her sisters, Leuna Kelley (Harold) and Molly Denton (Mike); brother, Henry Anthony (Angie); two aunts, Betty Anthony Crawford and Shirley Anthony Spencer; and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny J. Davis; oldest brother, Fulton Anthony, and a sister, Juanita Campbell.

A funeral service was held on Feb. 4 at Griffin Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Mark Bernshausen and Rev. Barry Vaughn. The burial was held at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Griffin Baptist Church, 1629 Pumpkintown Highway, Pickens, SC 29671.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Davis family.


CENTRAL — Sharon Gail Whitworth, 70, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

Born in Greenville County, a daughter of the late Beron Randolph Whitworth Sr. and the late Mary Viola Ginn Whitworth, Sharon attended Glassy Mountain Baptist Church, was a homemaker and loved spending her time making jewelry and crocheting.

Surviving are five children, Melissa, Dennis, Mary (Phil), Rony and Stacy; two sisters, Georgia and Bessie; 11 grandchildren, Corey (Amy), Catlin (Lauren), Jaimee (Tyler), Selena (T.J.), Shennandoah, Skyler, Slader, Randall, David, Giovanna (Michael) and Michael; and 10 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Samuel, Elizabeth, Austin, Riley, Carolyn, Easton, Cooper, Abigail, Isaac, Isabella and Michael Jr.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Randy, Ralph and Hovey; and three sisters, Marie, Mary and Rita Ann.

The family received friends on Feb. 4 at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, Easley.

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