Courier Obituaries 4-29-15

8-6 Page 5A.inddMary L. Waters

Easley — Mary Lois Littleton Waters, 88, of Garden Road, wife of the late Mickey Waters, went home Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

Born in Pickens County, she was the daughter of the late William Issac Littleton and Cora Mae Gilstrap Littleton.

Mrs. Waters was retired from the retail and textile business and was a member of Jones Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughters, Linda Alexander (Charles) of Easley and Wanda McDuffie (Goffery) of Woodstock, Ga.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two brothers, James Robert (Bob) Littleton of Easley and J.D. Littleton of Liberty.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, John Thomas Johnston; a sister, Clara Mae Pilgrim; and two brothers, Ike Littleton and Jack Littleton.

Graveside services were held Friday, April 24, at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.

Carrol Dean Pilgrim

Pickens — Carrol Dean Pilgrim, 79, of 449 Terrapin Crossing Road, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Baptist Easley Hospital.

Born in Six Mile, he was a son of the late Hoyt and Leona Watson Pilgrim.

He retired from Ryobi and was a member of Praters Creek Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school and was a deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Florene Duckworth Pilgrim of the home; three sons and daughters in law, David and Teresa Pilgrim of Pickens, Dean and Kandi Pilgrim of Liberty, and Dale and Kim Pilgrim of Pickens; a sister, Sara Chasteen of Pickens; a brother, Charles Pilgrim of Pickens; seven grandchildren, Daulton, Dylan, Davis, Deyton, and Daileigh Pilgrim, Kristin Womack and Kelli Alexander; and a sister-in-law, Florence McDonald of Liberty.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mr. Pilgrim will be held May 1 in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Velma Bolding, and a brother, Leon Pilgrim.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Praters Creek Baptist Church, 621 Praters Creek Road, Pickens SC 29671.

Liberty Mortuary is assisting the Pilgrim family.

John D. Arnold

Pelzer — John Dale Arnold, 52, of 101 Cheri Circle, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2015, at his home.

Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late John Monroe Arnold and Pearline Nabors Arnold.

John was employed with Bucks Restaurant in Easley for 21 years and Smokehouse Restaurant until its closure in 2015. He was currently employed with Foothills Presbyterian Home. He loved Clemson Tiger football.

Surviving are two brothers, Joe and James Arnold; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters, Susan McJunkin, Brenda Owens and Jean Pressley; and two brothers, Freddie Arnold and Alvin Arnold.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 26, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home – Powdersville Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Foothills Presbyterian Home Chapel Fund, 205 Bud Nalley Drive, Easley, SC 29642.

A message of condolence may be expressed by visiting or in person at Robinson Funeral Home – Powdersville Road, which is assisting the family.

David W. Hiott

Pickens — David Weston “Pop” Hiott, 89, loving husband of Sue Churchwell Hiott, went home to be with The Lord on Monday, April 27, 2015.

David was born in Pickens County, a son of the late Gary Lander and Eunice Biggerstaff Hiott. He was a graduate of Pickens High School and since 1934 was a faithful member of Pickens First Baptist Church.

David was the co-owner of The Pickens Sentinel newspaper with his brother, Gary, for many years. He was a member of The Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Jaycees. David proudly served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Sue Churchwell Hiott of the home, sons, Weston Hiott of Sunset, Marc Hiott of Pickens, Tim Hiott (Kay) of Easley and Ben Hiott (Vickie) of Salem, grandchildren, Wes Hiott (Lindsey), Josh Hiott, Katy Hiott Whitson (Tim) and Karlee Hiott, and great-grandchildren, Eva, Hadley and Hayes Hiott. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Eloise Hiott and Carmen Hiott.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by brothers, Gary, Robert and John Hiott and sisters, Eulalia Marett and Eunice Scott.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Pickens First Baptist Church, with a memorial service following at 1 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting

Memorials may be made to Pickens First Baptist Church, 406 E. Main St., Pickens, SC 29671.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Hiott family.

Hoyt D. Jameson

Easley — Mr. Hoyt Donald Jameson, 85, husband of the late Sue Waldrop Jameson, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Brookdale Greenville.

Born in Pickens County, a son of the late Thomas Milton Jameson Jr. and the late Minnie Cox Jameson, Mr. Jameson was a retired soil conservationist with Pickens County and a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean War.

Surviving are a son, Thomas Milton “Bub” Jameson, III. (Lucy) of Nashville, TN; a daughter, Samantha “Mandy” Jameson Spitzmiller (Billy) of Easley; a sister, Sallie Von Kanel of Clemson; and three grandchildren, Kyle Jameson, Jameson Spitzmiller and John Thomas Spitzmiller. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Jameson was predeceased by six brothers, Randolph, Ansel, T.M., Lake, Carl and Jack Jameson; and four sisters, Viola Hanna, Margaret Ann Waldrop, Sybal Johnson and Minnie Lee Vincent.

Memorial services will be held April 29 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, with the Rev. Dave Shorter officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648.

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.