Courier Obituaries 3-3-21


SIX MILE — Charlotte “Ann” Miller passed early on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, of cumulative health problems, but not of COVID.

Ann was born on Jan. 30, 1945, at Fort Stewart Military Base in New Windsor, N.Y. and grew up as an army “brat.” Her father, a colonel in the U.S. Army, after the Second World War served in Taiwan, Japan and Austria in Europe. She carried to her end an Austrian accent. She was a student at Pueblo High School in Tucson, Ariz., and at the University of Arizona. She married Robert Walker Miller Jr. in June of 1966 and moved to Southeastern Pennsylvania, where her first daughter, Elizabeth Ann Miller (Wiggins) was born in 1968 and where Walker got his Ph.D. They moved to South Carolina in 1970, ending up in Clemson with her husband working as a pathologist for Clemson University Extension. Many were the happy hours she spent at Six Mile school, Daniel High and horse shows cheering her daughters on and many were the happy hours working with the Six Mile Women’s Club, eventually serving as president.

Ann and Walker bought land on Lake Keowee in 1971, and it was her lifelong project to make it a home for her family, not just a house. It took four years for them to build their home. The term “sundowner” had meaning for them. She worked for Clemson in incubation and hatchery, where she loved her work, from ostriches to the smallest chicken. In 1982, they had their second daughter, Merion Zoe Miller. She planted blueberries in February while pregnant with Zoe on their farm, The Happy Berry. Zoe was her pride and joy. Ann was a woman to “ride the river with,” making decisions on the fly. They wanted to build a farm for their community and for her children should anything “go south.” Many was the happy hour she spent at farmers markets with Zoe, Walker and vendor friends and customers. They were more friends than customers, and she was their “farmer” like your dentist or doctor, and she treasured that role.

“Momma Ann” loved her family beyond measure and was loved by her family beyond measure. She is survived by her husband, Walker; daughters, Betty Ann (Mark) and Zoe; twin brother, Charles See (Patti); brother, Ken See (Deb); sisters, Barb Wilson and Lucille Walker; sisters-in-law, Patti and Libby Miller; granddaughter, Sahara B. Wiggins; and all of our much-loved extended family on both the See and Miller sides of the family tree.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Miller family.

A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, May 2, from 2-4 p.m. at the family’s farm, The Happy Berry, in Six Mile, SC 29682.

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PICKENS — Claude Elias Galloway, 73, husband of Brenda Bryant Galloway, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at Woodbridge Senior Living in Spartanburg.

Mr. Galloway was the son of the late Ruth Owens Galloway and James Fred Galloway.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, David Galloway (Megan) of Yonkers, N.Y., and Donnie Galloway of Pickens; one sister, Linda Chapman of Pickens; and three grandchildren, Joshua Galloway, Penelope Galloway and Monya Galloway.

Mr. Galloway was predeceased by his parents; six brothers, Jim Galloway, Clyde Galloway, Frank Galloway, Oscar Galloway, Archie Galloway and Glenn Galloway; and three sisters, Erma Lee, Novella and Myrtie, all of Pickens.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Galloway family.


LIBERTY — Tony E. Norris, 69, husband of Judy Hufflin Norris, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.

Tony was the son of the late Joseph Enoch Norris and the late Ruth Whitaker Norris.

Born in Greenville, he attended Eastatoee Baptist Church and was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his loving wife of 50 years, Tony is survived by a daughter, Amanda Gilstrap (Joey) of Liberty; and three grandchildren, Dixie, Carley and Luke Gilstrap.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at Robinson Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive family and friends prior to the service on Thursday from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, Easley.

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


EASLEY — Roger Alan Ross, 69, husband of 37 years to Helen “Cookie” Ann James Ross, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at Baptist Easley Hospital.

Roger loved coon hunting, fishing and especially spending time with his grandchildren. Roger loved to color and was a football player in high school.

Mr. Ross is survived by his wife, Cookie; daughters, Shannon Franklin (Jason) of Belton and Tiffany Ross (Josh Butcher) of Pickens; sons, Alan Ross (Misty) of Easley and Travis Ross (Patti) of Easley; grandchildren, Jasmine, Amelia, Alora, Clayton, Taytham, Tamryn, Dalis, Elijah, Elise, Aubrey and Breanna; a great-grandchild, Mila Corine; a sister, Debbie Ninestein of Easley; a brother, Ken Ross (Renee) of Liberty; and a brother-in-law, Danny Cox of Easley.

Roger was predeceased by his parents, James Garvin Ross and Mattie Jo Greene Ross; a son, Mark Ross; a sister, Phyllis Cox.

The family hosted a celebration of life for Roger on March 2 at Easley First Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. John Adams. The family asks that anyone wanting to send flowers have them delivered directly to Easley First Baptist Church.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Ross family.


EASLEY — Shannon LeAnn Robinson, 40, wife of 15 years to Brian Robinson, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Shannon had a wonderful sense of humor, beautiful smile and voice and heart of gold. She could bring light and joy to anyone she encountered. The love of her life was Jesus, her husband, her children and her family.

Mrs. Robinson is survived by her husband, Brian; a son, Nehemiah; a daughter, Bethany; her mother, Joyce Hitchcock of Sandersville, Ga.; sisters, Dawn Lawson (Stan), Robin Trussell (Al), Hope Morrow, Nikki Mathews and Tonya Moody, all of Georgia; and her grandmother, Rubye Hitchcock of Sandersville, Ga.

Shannon was predeceased by her grandfather, Louie Hitchcock, and her father, Jeffrey Burke.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 5, at Old Bethlehem Cemetery in Pickens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Turn Point Community Worship Center (1700 Mt Tabor Church Road, Easley, SC 29640).

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Robinson family.


PICKENS — Rev. James Charles Porter, 91, husband of the late Lois Nix Porter, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at his home.

Rev. Porter spread the word of God as a minister in Pickens, Oconee and Greenville counties for more than 30 years. He retired from the ministry after 30 years and lived in Pickens County for his remaining years.

James is survived by his sons, Melvin Porter (Judy) of Townville and David Porter (Martha) of Pickens; grandchildren, Lynn Porter Whitman of Townville and Brian Porter (Angie) of Walhalla; great-grandchildren, Christopher Kramer (Dana) of Palm Bay, Fla., Owen Porter of Townville, Eli Whitman of Seneca and Taylor Whitman of Townville; great-great-grandchildren, Bentley Kramer, Mackenzie Smith, Coleman Whitman and Chloe Jones; a sister, Doris Watson (Randolph) of Pickens; a brother, Carlos Porter (Shelba) of Pickens; and a sister-in-law, Ferra C. Porter of Pickens.

Mr. Porter was predeceased by his wife, Lois; parents, Ernest and Daisey Porter; and brothers, Alvin Porter and Wallace Porter.

A graveside service was held on Feb. 27 at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Regency Southern Care Hospice, 880 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Suite 1-A, Greenville, SC 29607.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Porter family.


PICKENS — Rachel Tindle, 70, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at her home.

Mrs. Tindle was the daughter of the late Alice Floy Dodson Childress and Charlie Edward Childress.

Survivors include one daughter, Robbin Stokes of Pickens; one son, Nicky Tindle (Tanna) of Kansas; two sisters, Selena Burns of Liberty and Emma Lou Grant (Jerry) of Pickens; four grandchildren, Kendra, Kaitlin, Andrew and Ellie; and five great-grandchildren, Aliya, Brendon, Cameron, Keihly and Colton.

A graveside service was held on Feb. 26 at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Agape Care Hospice, 900 E. Main St., Easley, SC 29640.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Tindle family.


PICKENS — Mr. Kevin Clarence Adams, 42, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 24, 2021.

Mr. Adams was born in Pickens County and was the son of the late Daniel Brooks Adams Sr. and Mrs. Shirley Gilstrap Adams.

Survivors include his two brothers, Daniel “Moose” Adams (Wanda) and Randy Adams (Amanda), both of Pickens; and special friend, Amanda Marler of Anderson. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews who were very special to Kevin, including Megan Trotter, Trey Adams, Liza Adams, Breeanna Adams, Zander Adams, Zaiden Keeler, Bear Trotter, Peyton Oxendine and Preston Oxendine.

Mr. Adams attended Landmark Baptist. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish, especially for catfish. What brought Kevin his most joy was spending time with his many nieces and nephews. He loved his family, taking his nieces to all the stores in Haywood Mall that their dads wouldn’t dare to venture. Kevin enjoyed getting in his car and riding for a day, and his vacations.

A chapel service was held at Dillard Funeral Home on Feb. 28. A private committal service followed.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Adams family.

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EASLEY — Mr. Robert “Bobby” Amos Looper, 83, husband of Illa Lee Guthrie Looper, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Born in Pickens County, the son of the late Amos Matthew Looper and the late Venoy Raxter Looper, Mr. Looper was employed with J.P. Stevens Slater Plant for 22 years and retired from Engineered Products. He was a member of Nine Forks Baptist Church and the Cooper Masonic Lodge No. 282 AFM.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 60 years, are his son, Robert Dale Looper of Easley; his daughter, Tammy Looper Worsham (Melvin) of Easley; a sister, Glenda Julian (Dennis) of Marietta; three grandchildren, Christopher Worsham, Samantha Baker (Nathan) and Hope Smith (Keith); four great-grandchildren, Kylie, Wyatt, Asher and Natalie; and a special friend, Rodney Galloway.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Looper was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Vandy Looper, and two sisters, Dorothy Harris and Betty Crain.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 28 at Nine Forks Baptist Church, with Rev. Stephen Owens officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made in memory of Bobby to Nine Forks Baptist Church, P.O. Box 185, Pickens, SC 29671.

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


PICKENS — Luther Franklin Kelley, 68, husband of Betty Carolyn Moore Kelley, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at his home.

Mr. Luther was the son of the late Vennie Jessie Lewis Kelley and William Harley Kelley.

Luther loved spending time with his family and his beloved dog, Beethoven. He was a member of Liberty Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years; two daughters, Lisa Rood (Randy) of Easley and Tina Mudge (Ken) of Pickens; two sons, Frankie Kelley (Cyndi) of Liberty and Lonnie Kelley of the home; four sisters, Bobbie Matthews (Ron) of Greenwood, Faye Kelley Hobbs (Earl) of Alabama, Beverly Trotter of Easley and Catherine Ross of Ware Shoals; two brothers, Johnny Dean Kelley (Barbara) of Easley and Roy Kelley (Loretta) of Alabama; seven grandchildren, Jessica Rood, Brenna Santillo, Justin Kelley, Joshua Kelley, Hannah Kelley, Michelle Smith and Nikki Rood; and two great-grandchildren, Maddox Smith and Emberly Rood.

Mr. Kelley was predeceased by his parents; five sisters, Ruth Kelley, Edith Murdaugh, Gladys Duvall, Evelyn Goodman and Patsy Thomas; and one brother, Wayman Kelley.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 26 at Liberty Church of God of Prophecy in the sanctuary.

Burial was held at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Church of God of Prophecy, P.O. Box 1231, Easley, SC 29641.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Kelley family.


LIBERTY — Randy Scott Holden, 63, of Liberty, died on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at his home.

Born in Cowpens, he was a son of Ann Quinn Holden and the late Fred Holden.

He worked many years for System Specialties in Six Mile. Randy was a United States Army National Guard veteran.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, of Easley, are two sons, Christoper Holden (Beverly) of Liberty and Levi Holden (Jessica) of Pickens; seven grandchildren, Sebastian Holden, Madisyn Whitmire, Landon Taylor, Aydin Holden, Zaryek Holden, Kenley Holden and Mia Holden; two brothers, Bird Holden and Jess Holden, both of Norris; and one sister, Dawn Gilbert of Easley.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Beth Ann Weatherman.

Although no formal services were planned, the family gathered in his honor on Feb. 28.

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


PICKENS — Rev. Marion Luther “M.L” Abercrombie, Jr., 93, loving husband of the late Lois Abercrombie, of Pickens, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson.

Rev. Abercrombie was born in Pickens on June 1, 1927, to the late M.L. Abercrombie Sr. and Beulah Winchester Abercrombie. He devoted his life to the ministry and pastored several local churches, including Keowee Baptist Church in Six Mile, Oolenoy Baptist Church in Pickens and Salem Baptist Church in Saluda, where he served until retirement in 1991.

Rev. Abercrombie was a member of East Pickens Baptist Church in Pickens, where until his sickness he remained very active as a staff member and Sunday school teacher for the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class.

Rev. Abercrombie is survived by his three children, Sam Abercrombie (Sharon), Audrey Gilstrap (David) and Libby Oberstair (Bruce), all of Pickens; two sisters, Virginia Brown and Helen Pace, both of Pickens; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his loving wife and his parents, Rev. Abercrombie was preceded in death by six siblings, Christine Hayes, Doris June McCombs, Joe Edwin Abercrombie, Ronnie Abercrombie, Debra Anthony and Ressie Simmons.

Funeral services were conducted on Feb. 27 in the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home. Interment followed at Alexander Cemetery in Salem.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to East Pickens Baptist Church, 2244 Gentry Memorial Highway, Pickens, SC 29671.

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