Courier Obituaries 2-8-23


PICKENS — Larry Lee Cox, 61, of Pickens passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, after a long battle with pneumonia at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 21, 1961, Larry was a beloved grandfather of five, Matthew Franklin, Kaitlyn Cox, Aubrey Cox, Cayden Buchanan and Carmen Rosa; and father of three, Valarie Cox (Raul Rosa), Joshua Cox (Shannon) and Zachary Mauldin (Jenny).

He is also survived by his father, T.J. “Bud” Cox, and his four siblings, J.W. Cox, Danny Cox, Steve Cox and Lisa Gilstrap.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Cox, and a special friend, Wanda Sutherland.

Larry was a caring man who gave everything he had and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need before helping himself. Larry was extremely hard working and worked for many years doing sheetrock work and construction. He also spent a few years delivering newspapers. He delivered papers seven days a week, 365 days a year, and would even go  straight out of the hospital to go to work.

Funeral services and burial will be at Golden Grove Wesleyan Church in Liberty. Details will be announced on Facebook.

Mountain View Funeral Home – Pickens Chapel is serving the Cox family.



PICKENS — John Robert McHenry, 51, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.

Mr. McHenry was born to parents Glenn and Peggy McHenry on Aug. 8, 1971, and raised in Pickens County. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, being surrounded by his family and the Georgia Bulldogs.

He is survived by his mother, Peggy McHenry; two daughters, Kimberly Genobles (Evan) and Abby McHenry; a sister, Karen Waldrop (Leroy); a niece, Caitlin Owens (Dylan); two grandchildren, Darren and Charli; and a great-nephew and niece, Mack and Carolina. He was also survived by his rescue dog, Maggie.

Mr. McHenry was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Russell McHenry; and grandparents, Leland and Nannie Ellenburg.

The family will have a private service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pickens County Humane Society at 500 Five Forks Road, Liberty, SC 29657 (864-843-9693).

Palmetto Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.



PICKENS — Mrs. Bobbie Lynn Painter, 70, loving wife of Walter Painter, closed her eyes to go home with the Lord on Jan. 29, 2023.

Mrs. Painter will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Painter leaves behind her husband, Walter Painter; five children, David, Stacy, Brandon, Kim and Rhonda; a sister, Ann Welborn; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Painter was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Clara Welborn; and two siblings, Benny Welborn and Kathy Evans.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Palmetto Cremation Service, Pickens, is assisting the family with arrangements.



ANDERSON — Vernon Evans Merchant Jr., 92, passed away on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, at his home with family by his side.

Born in Fairfax, he was the son of the late Vernon Evans Merchant Sr. and Ruth Gravely Merchant. He was a grandson of Arthur Cleveland and Kate Hester Gravely, a pioneer family in Pickens County.

Vernon was a graduate of Clemson University, MUSC and the Missouri Cancer Hospital. He was a practicing physician at Anderson Area Medical Center for 35 years and served stints as chief of staff and chief of surgery. He was instrumental in the formation of the Cancer Association of Anderson and Hospice of the Upstate. He served on the S.C. Board of Medical Examiners for 19 years, S.C. Oncology Advisory Board, MUSC Foundation Board and MUSC Alumni Board of Trustees and Anderson District 5 School Board. He was a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto from Gov. David Beasley.

Some of Vernon’s greatest passions included supporting the Clemson Tigers, spending time at the beach with his family, reading diverse literature and keeping up with his children and grandchildren’s endeavors. He traveled often, including a trip on the Concorde and the QE.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joan; children, Lee D’Andrea (Bill), Cindy Landis (Mark), Lyn Merchant (Powell Hickman), Karen Clark (Mark), Van Merchant (Mandy), Griff Merchant (Judy) and Holly van Zyl (Jaco); 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many cousins. Additionally, he is survived by Joan’s children, Jim Singleton (Sherry), Ken Singleton and Max Singleton (Stacee).

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his former wife, Barbara Merchant; and granddaughter, Connor Landis.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the loving care provided by Aliaunda, Ebunoluwa, Auooluwa Laniya, David Turner and Carolyn Johnson.

A memorial service was held on Feb. 4 at Central Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Michael York officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 E. Calhoun St., Anderson, SC 29621; Central Presbyterian Church, 1404 North Blvd., Anderson, SC 29621; MUSC Foundation, 18 Bee St., MSC 450, Charleston, SC 29425; ASPCA,; or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

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EASLEY — Robert Varcho Thomason 31, went home to be with his Lord Monday, Jan. 30, 2023.

Thomason was born on June 10, 1991, in Easley. Robert was an amazing husband, who loved his wife and his three kids, and all of his family.

Thomason had a sense of humor and loved his cars.

He is survived, along with his wife, Martha, by his children, Robert Varcho Thomason and Chris H. Thomason; stepson, Richard Jason Glenn Gross; his mother, Darlene Swanson; his father, Victor Henry; four brothers, Dale Thomason, Douglas Hickok, Nathan Hickah and Tyler Henry; a sister-in-law, Stacy Lynn Hummel; a niece and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his little brother, John Henry.

Mama will miss you, and I will see you again.



PICKENS — On Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, Raymond “Dexter” Atkins, a loving husband, daddy, brother and grandfather, entered the arms of Jesus at the age of 73. Dexter passed peacefully surrounded by his children.

Dexter had a successful career in logging and managing several mills, where he made a significant impact on everyone he met. Although he was a man of much expertise, farming is what made him the happiest. He was passionate about cultivating and harvesting the most beautiful land. He believed in a simple way of life that involved a tractor, caring for and maintaining his livestock and rabbit hunting whenever he could. Dexter was full of wisdom from his traditional lifestyle and loved to pass along his knowledge to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sondra Atkins; his children, Brian (Christi) Atkins, Tina Kelly, Tracy (Vince) Wade and Tammy (Randy) Johnson; his grandchildren, Douglas (Jewel) Atkins, Briana (Jacob) Smith, Courtney Gerlach, Zachary (Savanah Lovell) Gerlach, Justin (Amber Rundberg) Wade, Bradley (Mallory) Johnson, Corey (Courtney) Johnson and Brook (Levi) Cournoyer; lots of great-grandchildren who loved him dearly; siblings, Judy (Ronald) Howard and Sally (Tim) Murrell; nine nieces and nephews; special nieces, Lindsay (Brandon) Patterson and Kara (Cole) Strickland; and special nephews, Michael Howard and Brett (Amy) Howard.

The family held a receiving of friends on Feb. 3, with a funeral ceremony following. Both services were held at Blue Ridge View Baptist Church, where Dexter was a member. The service was performed by a dear family friend, Rev. Stuart Houston.

The family is gathered at the home of Boyce and Debbie Williams. Thank you to them for allowing the family to use their home during this time of mourning.

Flowers will be accepted at Mountain View Funeral Home, or donations can be made in Dexter’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, a charity near to Dexter’s heart.

To Dexter, we will always carry your memory in our hearts and in the things you taught us.

Mountain View Funeral Home – Pickens Chapel is serving the Atkins family.



SUNSET — Dale W. Stockton, 65, of 667 Mt. Bethel Road, died on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, at his residence.

Born in Greenville, he was the widower of Monica Hagerman Stockton and a son of the late Roy Stockton.

He was retired from 3M, where he worked as a maintenance supervisor for 30 years, and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church.

Dale loved to hunt and fish.

Surviving are his mother, Shelby Duncan Reilly of Sunset; two sons, Tony Stockton (Whitney) of Greenville and Chris Stockton (Whitney) of Aiken; a brother, Harry Stockton (Celia) of Pickens; and four grandchildren, Lexi, Christopher, Kinslee and Adalee Stockton.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Ray Reilly, and a sister, Sherry Beeks.

Funeral services to honor Dale’s life were held on Feb. 6, in the Liberty Mortuary chapel. Burial was held at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Shady Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 362, Pickens, SC 29671.

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Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.




CENTRAL — On Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, Colen Kelley, a loving a husband, daddy, uncle and grandfather, went to be with the Lord.

Colen was formerly in the Army, then went on to be a retired truck driver and welder.

He is survived by his wife, Gerda Hicks; his children, Dean Kelley, Tim Kelley and Karen Kelley; his grandson, Hunter Duckworth; his sisters, Lynn Kelley and Anita Whitaker; brother, Bud Kelley; his nieces, Jennifer Caldwell and Maishia Tucker; and his nephew, Lance Smith.

In addition to his parents, Colen was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Jerry Whitaker; and sister, Syble Kelley.

A graveside service was held on Feb. 6 at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens.

Mountain View Funeral Home – Pickens Chapel is serving the Kelley family.




PICKENS — Larry Sterling Smith died on Jan. 31, 2023, in the Upstate Community Hospice House in Landrum, with his wife and daughters at bedside.

He was born on March 30, 1941, in Huntsville, Ohio, the oldest of six children of John Sterling Smith and Betty Beryl Nelson Smith.

Larry joined the Navy shortly after finishing high school, traveling around the world at least twice and spending time in Japan and the fjords of Norway. He always said he joined the Navy because the Marine recruiter was out sick. He served loading munitions on aircraft carriers and was assigned to help round up the men on shore leave because he didn’t drink and he was a big guy. His most prized item of clothing was a Marine “cover” he was given for coming in first at several Marine shooting matches that he continued to be involved in throughout his life. He served on the USS Constellation, and he said the guys on the ship nicknamed her the USS Zippo because they had so many fires.

After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he had a career with BellSouth as lineman, cable splicer and toll test board operator, finishing his time indoors “shooting troubles” via computer.

Larry learned construction from his Pennsylvania Dutch uncle. He got his license as a general contractor and was the principal builder for two of his houses. His hobbies included woodworking, gardening, watching Westerns, telling tall tales and building guns (lock, stock and barrel), including muzzleloaders. He was a single-shot aficionado who traveled throughout the Eastern U.S. to German Schuetzen rifle matches. He was Schuetzenmeister of the Asheville gun club for some years. Larry was an avid and skilled deer hunter. Having helped raise siblings as the oldest of six kids, animals and children always brought out the best in him.

Larry was a man who never really dealt with the demons from his early life, and we are grateful to Agape hospice and the Upstate Community Hospice House in Landrum for helping him reach some semblance of peace at the end.

He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Paula Carden Smith; his daughters, Amy Smith and Dana Williams; his siblings, Carolyn Anderson, Janice Brannon, Beverly Rice and Mike Smith; his grandchildren, Christopher Williams (Katheryn), Kaila Williams Brocksmith (David), Aleah Williams, Tiffany Smith Langhorne (Dabney), Colton Smith, Austin Smith and Adam Clark (Katie); and two great-grandchildren, Ronan Williams and Anneliese Williams.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Bruce Smith; and a son, Sanford Smith.

There will be no public service, but family, friends and acquaintances are invited to post comments on his page at

Mountain View Funeral Home – Pickens Chapel is serving the Smith family.



PICKENS — Betty Henderson, 77, wife of Bill Henderson, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023.

Betty was a daughter of the late Helen and Tom Brown.

Survivors include one son, Ed Moore of Tampa, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Sherry Boggs (John) of Taylors and Beth Brato (Dey) of the Philippines; one sister, Susan Durant of Hayesville, N.C.; grandchildren, Will Boggs, Neely Boggs, Ty Boggs, Llore Beth, Luke Brato and Lizzie Brato; and a special niece and nephew, Charlotte and Derek Tilley.

Betty was predeceased by her parents and a stepdaughter, Angie Laughlin.

A graveside service was held on Feb. 7 at the Red Hill Baptist Church cemetery.

Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to Red Hill Baptist Church, 558 Red Hill Road, Pickens, SC 29671.

Mountain View Funeral Home – Pickens chapel is serving the Henderson family.



EASLEY — Mr. James Terry Moore, 73, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023.

Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late James “Pick” Moore and the late Carrie Chapman Moore. Mr. Moore retired from the Easley Police Department and served on Easley City Council for three terms.

He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Terry loved his hometown of Easley and serving his fellow citizens, but his greatest love was for his family, especially his grandson, Elliott.

He will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him.

Surviving are his son, Dr. Lee Moore (Donna) of Easley; two sisters, Shirley Duncan Stewart of Easley and Diane Rogers of Central; a brother, Danny Moore of Easley; his grandson, Elliott Matthew Moore of Charleston; his niece and nephew, Joan Duncan (Al) of Pickens and Joey Duncan (Cathy) of Easley; his great-nephews, Robbie Duncan (Tiffany) of Easley and Joe Duncan (Carolyn) of Irmo; and his great-great-niece and nephew, Kenleigh Duncan and Paul-David Duncan.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Moore was predeceased by a brother, Bobby Moore.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 2 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, with Rev. Dave Shorter officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Moore to the charity of one’s choice.

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



LIBERTY — Debra Pilgrim Barrett, 64, died on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at her residence.

Born in Easley, she was the widow of Thomas Mearl “Tommy” Barrett and a daughter of the late Marvin Dice and Corrie Cope Pilgrim.

She spent most of her life taking care of the people closest to her.

Surviving are a daughter, Laura Wood of Pickens; a stepdaughter, Darlene Fisher of Easley; four grandchildren, Charlene Juarez, Alex Dear (Abigail), Dustin Dear and Alyssa Dear (Anthony); two brothers, Jerry Pilgrim (Sandra) and Jimmy Pilgrim (Susan), both of Liberty; three great-grandchildren, Diamond, Krizjian and Carter; and  four nieces, Kimberly Turner, Leann Edens, Nichole Finley and Chanté Bolding (Dusty).

Funeral services to honor Debra’s life were conducted on Feb. 7 in the Liberty Mortuary chapel. The burial was held at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

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



PICKENS — Robert Edward Kelley, 58, loving husband of eight years to Iroth Kelley, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.

A native of Pickens County, Robert was born on Nov. 11, 1964, the son of Geneva Jenkins Kelley and the late Luther Edward Kelley. Mr. Kelley was a member of Deliverance Tabernacle Church of God in Easley. He retired from Pickens County Animal Control and Animal Shelter. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, yardwork, whittling, drawing and being outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Iroth Kelley of the home; his mother, Geneva Jenkins Kelley; his children, Justin Robert Kelley (Kelly) of Pickens and Laura Worthen (Tony) of Liberty; and grandchildren, Lexie Kelley, J.J. Kelley, Micah Kelley and Lyle Worthen.

In addition to his father, Robert was predeceased by a daughter, Asdin Brooke Kelley; and his first wife, Tamara M. Kelley.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5-6 p.m., in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home in Pickens.

Flowers will be accepted.

Mountain View Funeral Home – Pickens Chapel is serving the Kelley family.



EASLEY — Shirley Powell Hamilton, 93, went home to be with the Lord at her home early on the morning of Feb. 5, 2023.

She was born on Aug. 11, 1929. She was the wife of her beloved husband, the late Frank M. Hamilton, for 69 years before his passing in 2019.

Shirley was a member of the Easley First Baptist Church for more than 73 years, where she served in the children’s ministry for 50 years. Shirley’s true ministry was preparing and serving delicious meals for others. She was the church hostess for Easley First Baptist Church, where she graciously served for more than 40 years.

There was a special place in her heart for the youth. Generations of students ate meals she planned and prepared at Easley High School, where she was the lead dietitian for more than 30 years. She spent several summers preparing and serving meals for the Big League World Series teams from all over the world.

Shirley was a true humble servant of God. She dearly loved and was loved by her children, their spouses, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends, yet we will look forward to seeing her again in heaven.

She was the daughter of the late Roark and Mamie Stewart Powell of Pickens.

She is survived by her brother, J.L. Powell (Pat) of Norris; her sons, Moseley (Pree) of Liberty, Charles (Sharon) of Easley, Norman (Deb) of Mauldin and Timothy (Gay) of Easley; her daughter, Alice Dodson (Terry) of Rosman, N.C.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was predeceased by five brothers and three sisters.

In memory of Shirley’s generous nature, love for Jesus and her church, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Easley First Baptist Church “For Generations Fund.”

The family will receive friends at Easley First Baptist Church from 1-1:45 p.m., with the funeral service beginning at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Burial will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park immediately following the service.

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



PICKENS — Mrs. Mae Gail Owens, 66, loving wife to Ivester “Ike” Owens, passed away on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, surrounded by her family after a brief, yet courageous battle with cancer.

Mrs. Owens was born in Greenville County on Aug. 29, 1956, to the late William Lake and Lula Mae Gibson Chapman. She never met a stranger and was best known for her generous spirit. Any time there was a need, she was the first to arrive with food and essential supplies. She made it her mission to share the love of Jesus by caring for those who were unable to care for themselves. Mrs. Owens loved gardening, crafting, her flowers and bargain shopping and was proud to be called the best Nana by her family. She retired from Head Start and was a member of Jones Hill Church of God.

In addition to her loving husband of 41 years, Ike, Mrs. Owens is survived by her two sons, Titus Owens (Meagan) and Isaac Owens (Carter-Ann); her three grandsons, Lambert, Nash and John-Isaac Owens; and a sister, Gloria Littleton (James). She was also blessed with many nieces, nephews and many good friends who also survive her.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Landmark Baptist Church in Easley, with interment to follow at West View Cemetery in Easley.

The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, at Landmark Baptist Church.

Flowers are accepted, or the family requests that memorial donations be made to either Jones Hill Church of God Children’s Program at 1014 Dalton Road, Marietta, SC 29661; or to Landmark Baptist Church Children’s Program at 116 Landmark Court, Easley, SC 29640.

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



EASLEY — Carolyn Smith Williamson, 82, loving wife to the late Willis L. Williamson, passed away on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, at Prisma Health Baptist Easley Hospital.

A native of Charleston, Carolyn was born on Feb. 4, 1940, the daughter of the late Clifton Wesley Smith and Henrietta Jeffers Smith.

Survivors include her children, Jimmy Wilder (Holly) of Andrews, Sue Holcombe (Mike) of Easley, Ricky Wilder of Easley and Cathy Owens (Dave) of Fairfield, Ohio; grandchildren, Heather Manley (Chris) of Pelzer, Katelyn Owens of Fairfield, Ohio, Scott Wilder (Nikki) of Litchfield Park, Ariz., and Tiffany Wilder and Tina White (Russell), both of Andrews; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Tommy Smith of Givhans; and many loving friends and family.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Williamson was predeceased by two brothers, C.W. Smith of Round O and David Smith of Walterboro; a sister, Jeanette Smith of North Charleston; and a granddaughter, Chelsa Wilder of Georgetown.

Mountain View Funeral Home – Pickens Chapel is serving the Williamson family.



EASLEY — Benny Eugene Mauldin, 71, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at his home.

A native of Pickens County, Benny was born on April 13, 1951, the son of the late William “Bill” Mauldin and Mabeline Corbin Mauldin. Mr. Mauldin was a member of Cedar Rock Baptist Church in Easley.

Mr. Mauldin is survived by his daughter, Misty Ross (Tim) of Lewisville, Texas; three grandchildren; three brothers, Danny Mauldin (Dianne) and Bobby Mauldin (JoLyn), both of Easley, and Donny Mauldin (Carol) of Ft. Myers, Fla.

In addition to his parents, Benny was predeceased by his son, Trent Mauldin.

Family and friends gathered in celebration of Benny’s life onFeb. 2 in the sanctuary of Jones Avenue Baptist Church.

The family prefers not to receive flowers and would like to receive donations instead. These donations will go to assist a close friend of Benny’s. If preferred, donations can also be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

Mountain View Funeral Home – Pickens Chapel is serving the Mauldin family.



EASLEY — Victoria Maxine Hargrove, 79, born in Anderson on May 25, 1943, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.

Victoria was the daughter of the late Max and Helen Stone. She was retired from Albany International. She was a member of Tanglewood Baptist Church in Greenville. Victoria loved her church, gospel music singings and spending time with her grandchildren as her health permitted. She loved her flowers and cherished friendships with Darlene and Wanda and the late Judith Hall.

Survivors include her children, Calvin Smith of Taylors, Pam Moore (Ronnie) of Newport, Tenn., and Cindy Bullock (Kevin) of Easley; grandchildren, Casey Pryor (Dave), Chad Smith (Amanda), Justin Silvers (Katie), Brandon Silvers, Kevin Bullock Jr. (Rachel), Megan Bullock, Christianna Painter, Bridget Nease and Brandi Dodgin; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dennis Stone (Shirley); a nephew, Denny Stone; and a niece, Mandy Tucker.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hargrove was predeceased by her spouse, Willis Phillips; a son, Tony Smith; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Smith; and a granddaughter, Christina Smith.

The family would like to thank Interim Hospice for their compassionate care of her and her family during her final days.

Visitation was held on Feb. 4 in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home in Pickens. Funeral services followed. Burial followed the service at Graceland West Cemetery on White Horse Road in Greenville.

Flowers will be accepted.

Mountain View Funeral Home – Pickens Chapel is serving the Hargrove family.



LIBERTY — Shirley Posey Carver, 75, died on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, at Prisma Health-Baptist Easley Hospital.

Born in Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Louise Perkins Posey.

Mrs. Carver was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and her church family.

Most of all, she loved to be with her family and her Clemson Tigers.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Bobby Carver of the home; a daughter, Vicky Ayers (Ken) of Liberty; two brothers, Leonard Posey (Edith) and Steve Posey (Peggy), both of Liberty; a sister, Evelyn Burton (Donald) of Liberty; six grandchildren, Kayla Carver, T.J. Carver (Brittany), Amber Ayers Scott (Kenny), Courtney Carver, Andrew Ayers and Cameron Carver; and six great-grandchildren, Hunter Mathis, Chloe Carver, Rylan Mathis, Cali Carver, Ava Carver and Braxton Childress.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Timmy Carver; and five brothers, Ronnie, Donnie, Larry, James and Lewis Posey.

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Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.