Courier Obituaries 3-10-21


EASLEY — Edwina Garrett Crane, 91, wife to William Carl “Bucky” Crane Jr., went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 5, 2021.

Born in Pickens County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Edith Pike Garrett. She was a member of Easley First Baptist Church for 71 years and a member of Nosegay Garden Club. Mrs. Crane will be remembered for the notes of encouragement she wrote to those in need.

Mrs. Crane is survived by her husband of 71 years, William Carl “Bucky” Crane Jr.; son, William Carl Crane III (Jackie) of Easley; daughters, Candy C. Shuler of Marion and Sally G. Crane of Columbia; and brother, George E. Garrett (Georgia) of Pickens. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Drew Droege, Garrett Droege, William Carl Crane IV and Wesley Crane; and great-grandchildren, Henry Droege and Lennon Droege.

She was predeceased by her parents and sons-in-law, Al Droege and Farley Shuler.

A celebration of life service was held on March 8 at Easley First Baptist Church.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Retreat of Easley and Brookdale Hospice for the compassion and care given to Mrs. Crane, especially Crystal Hullinger and Jerry Carlisle.

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EASLEY — Frances Whitmire Galloway Waldrop, 88, of South 6th Street, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021, at her home.

Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Richard Sylvester and Addie Holden Whitmire.

Mrs. Waldrop was retired from Saco-Lowell in Easley and was a lifetime member of Jones Avenue Baptist Church. She loved her family and her church family and enjoyed teaching Sunday school, Bible school and working with the W.M.U.

Surviving are her daughter, Debra Galloway Moore of Easley; grandchildren, Drew Moore (Carrie), Heath Moore (Kellie), Brent Galloway (Kimberly), Cole Galloway and Benjamin Galloway; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Naomi and Evie Moore and Rowyn and Karrigan Galloway; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Galloway; and stepdaughters, Cindy Burns (Lanny), Tina Manning and Jane Hoffstetter.

Mrs. Waldrop was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband of 50 years, Coleman E. Galloway; a son, Randy Galloway; her second husband of 14 years, James Walter “Dub” Waldrop; a son-in-law, James Lloyd Moore; sisters, Nedra McJunkin, Edna Adcox, “Pete” Clardy, Grace Adcox and Sue Hayes; and brothers, “Click”, R.V., Edgar, J.C. and “Pee Wee” Whitmire; and a stepdaughter, Kay Cobb.

Funeral services were held on March 8 at Jones Avenue Baptist Church, with burial following at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jones Avenue Baptist Church, 614 Ross Ave., Easley, SC 29640.

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GREENVILLE — Michael K. Cauthen went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.

Mike grew up in Travelers Rest. He was the son of the late P.E. Cauthen and Dean Cauthen. He was retired owner/operator of Eagle Pest Control. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and photography.

Surviving are his brothers, Rex Cauthen of Easley and Hart (Connie) Cauthen of Marietta; his sister, Nancy (Danny) Hawkins of Easley; and his stepsister, Hope (Steve) Lothridge of Piedmont.

Per his request, there will be no memorial service.

Memorials may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 201 Rock Springs Road, Easley, SC 29642 or to the charity of one’s choice.

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” II Timothy 4:7

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Cauthen family.


LIBERTY — Harold Chappell, 76, of 726 Winding Creek Road, died on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at his residence.

Born in Liberty, he was the husband of Glenda Stone Chappell, to whom he had been married for 54 years, and a son of the late David and Della Holden Chappell. Mr. Chappell had served six years in the U.S. Army Reserve and worked for Central Textiles. He was an avid Clemson fan and enjoyed raising roosters and spending time with his family. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Bradley and Kevin Chappell, both of Liberty; two grandchildren, Jacob Chappell (Joanne) and Joshua Chappell; two special grandchildren, Dusty Burris and Nikki Holder; and a very special great-granddaughter, Raven Chappell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Hopkins, and a brother, Billy Ray Chappell Sr.

Graveside services to honor the life of Mr. Chappell will be held on Wednesday, March 10, at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Vernell Chappell. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a very special thanks to his Interim Hospice nurse, Jill Garrett, and all of the other nurses who helped in his care.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Interim Hospice, 16 Hyland Drive Greenville, SC 29615.

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


SIX MILE — Thomas Abel, 63, of Six Mile, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.

Born in Benton Harbor, Mich., he was the son of that late Sebastian and Earlene Smith Abel. Mr. Abel worked as a welder.

He is survived by his son, Kevin Pagnotta of Pickens; daughters, Jennifer Ramey (Matthew Lusk) of Easley and Hannah Abel (Donnie O’Donald) of Six Mile; brother, Kenneth Abel (Shirley) of Arkansas; grandchildren, Carllee Craine, Alex Craine, John Thomas Samuel Ramey, Nicholas O’Donald, Destiny O’Donald, Alexis O’Donald, Leonard O’Donald and Maxamus O’Donald.

Funeral services will be private.

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EASLEY — Martha Ellen Tant, 74, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2021, at Easley Baptist Hospital.

Born in Greenville County at St. Francis Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Wilton R. Sanders and Doris Smith Sanders. Mrs. Tant was retired from Michelin Tire Corp. She loved her dog, Molly, and her cat, Bootsie. She loved to bird watch and the outdoors. When she was not outdoors, you would find her watching Westerns. What she enjoyed the most was having conversations in her carport.

Survivors include a son, Michael Tant (Renee) of Taylors; a daughter, Jennifer T. Moore of Spruce Pine, N.C.; and a daughter-in-law, Janet Brissey of Easley.

Martha also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Zachary Tant (Michelle) of Walhalla, Tamera McCants (Zabo) of Mountain Rest, Stephanie Brissey of Six Mile, Brianna Tant of Central, Michaela Tant and Sierra Tant of Easley and Jermey Tant of Liberty; great-grandchildren, Ashland, Avaleigh and Hayes Tant of Walhalla, Jackson and Luke Hickey, Colton McCants of Mountain Rest, Hope Roach and Everleigh Santos of Central, Lucas and McKenzie Tant of Anderson, and a great-grandson on the way.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tant was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Scott Tant, and a sister, Joyce Rowland.

A graveside service was held on March 7 at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Tant family.


PICKENS — Robert Lewis Bridges, 46, went to be his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

He was born in Easley to Mr. Robert Lewis Bridges Sr. and Belle Dalton Bridges on March 3, 1974.

Robert was a devoted husband and father who loved his family with his whole heart. He was the owner of Roberts Home Improvements LLC. In his spare time, Robert loved hunting, fishing, shooting pool, throwing darts, building things and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Jennifer Ledford Bridges, he leaves behind one daughter, Lexie; three sons, Caleb, Bobby “Bubba” and Noah; and two sisters, Joy Merck (Chris) and Roni Seawright.

A memorial service was held on Feb. 6, with Pastor Gary Edwards officiating.


SENECA — Ruth Sargent Galloway, 86, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Easley.

Born in Pickens, Ruth was the daughter of J.C and Leila Satterfield Sargent.

Ruth was a member of Hespibah Baptist Church and worked at WestPoint Stevens.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Collins (George) and Mary McDonald (Sam); two sons, Russell Dale Edens and Wesley Galloway; and two sisters, Bonnie Lusk and Ellie Mae McRae. Ruth also leaves seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren to share in her memory.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by a son, David Galloway; a daughter, Tammie Galloway; two brothers, John Sargent and Nelson Sargent; and sisters, Agnes Duncan, Adola Galloway and Caldonda.

Visitation will be held at Keowee Funeral Services in Seneca from 11 a.m.-noon on Friday, March 12.

A funeral service will be held at noon in the Keowee Funeral Services chapel. Burial will follow at Mile Creek Baptist in Six Mile.

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The family request that everyone who can please wear a mask.


EASLEY — Mrs. Mary Earle McCoy Huff, 89, wife of the late Ernest Dyer “Sam” Huff, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

Born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Albert McCoy and the late Ethel Harris McCoy, Mrs. Huff was a graduate of Easley High School and Greenville General Nursing School. She retired as a Registered Nurse from the office of Dr. Basil Manly with more than 30 years of service and was a longtime active member of Glenwood Baptist Church. Mrs. Huff loved serving others and her community, having dedicated her time to the Shine Soup Kitchen, but her greatest love was for her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her.

Surviving are her daughter, Jean Huff Owens (Bryan) of Powdersville; her sister, Betty M. Owens of Easley; her grandchildren, Lauren Lambright (Adam) and Parker Owens (Emily); and her great-grandchildren, Mills Lambright, Palmer Lambright and Ellison Owens. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Huff was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Elaine Huff.

Graveside services were held on March 4 at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Glenwood Baptist Church, 325 Saco Lowell Road, Easley, SC 29640; or to McCall Hospice House, 1836 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.

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LIBERTY — William Bradley “Brad” Dalton, 50, husband of Kathi Dalton, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Brad was a native of Liberty and worked as a security officer at Oconee Nuclear Station. He was a beloved father, husband, son and brother.

Brad was an avid golfer and had enjoyed playing competitive softball. He also loved boating and camping. Brad was known for his quick wit and his ability to keep everyone around him laughing with his colorful storytelling. He never met a stranger and was the type of friend that many never have the pleasure of meeting. Brad never hesitated to help a friend in need. Brad will be remembered for his devotion to his sons and his love for his wife, family and many friends. You can’t help but to smile when you think of Brad, and he would want it that way. He will be truly missed and never forgotten.

In addition to his wife, Brad is survived by his mother, Beth Dalton; sons, Jaron Dalton and Jordan Dalton; stepdaughters, Latasha (Thomas) Riddle and Erin Kelley; stepson, Anthony Kelley; brother, Richard (Sheila) Dalton; sisters, Joyce (Wayne) Hendricks and Janie Huffstetler; stepmother, Dale Dalton; nieces, Brianna Huffstetler, Michelle (Eric) Hawkins and Miranda (Beau) Strickland; and nephews, Levi (Jessica) Holden, Chris (Beverly) Holden and Chase (Nicole) Pilgrim; and eight step-grandchildren.

Funeral services to honor Brad’s life will be private. He will be laid to rest beside his father, Arthur “Junior” Dalton at Westview Cemetery in Liberty. The family held a public visitation March 9 at the Liberty Mortuary.

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