Courier Obituaries 4-7-21


LIBERTY — Irene Marie Ramoski Anderson passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Irene was born in Charleroi, Pa., on Oct. 20, 1940. Her parents were the late Jack and Genevieve Ramoski of Bentleyville, Pa.

Irene attended Charleroi High School and graduated from the Cosmetology School of Pittsburgh. She worked many years as a hair stylist and shop owner in Harrisburg, Pa., and Lakeland, Fla. Irene enjoyed salt water and fresh water fishing. She also enjoyed boating, hiking and all outdoor activities and was an avid gardener. Irene attended Ava Marie Parish in Bentleyville, Pa., and was a devout Catholic. She accompanied her husband, retired U.S. Navy veteran Harley Anderson Jr., on many military veteran functions in Florida and South Carolina and volunteered her time in helping disabled veterans.

Along with her husband of 28 years, she is also survived by her son, Frankie Delegram of Harrisburg, Pa.; her twin sister, Mary Dziak of Ellsworth, Pa.; a brother, Robert Ramoski of Lakeland, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews who reside in Pennsylvania and Florida.
A graveside service was held on April 6 at Hillcrest Memorial Park.


PICKENS — Frances Elizabeth Looper Moore, 91, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 2, 2021, at home while surrounded by her loving family.

Frances was born on March 6, 1930, in Pickens County, daughter of the late Marcus Bolt Looper and Ruth Grant Looper. Frances met the love of her life, George “Don” Moore, while attending Pickens High School. After their graduation in 1945, they married and began their life journey together. Frances and Don were inseparable, and she enjoyed helping her husband with home projects. Frances had a giving heart and loved children. She was a member of Secona Baptist Church in Pickens, where she served in the nursery for more than 40 years. Frances would hand make quilts for every newborn child she knew. She was a Cannon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteer, and in her spare time, she baked delicious cakes and tended to her flower gardens.

Frances is survived by her husband of 73 years, George “Don” Moore; one son, Jerry Lee Moore (Cynthia); one daughter, Susan Rutherford (Donald); and one sister, Doris Dalton. Frances also leaves behind six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents, Frances was preceded in death by two brothers, Marcus Pat Looper and Wallace T. Looper.

Funeral services were held on April 6 at Secona Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert Bevill officiating. The committal service will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Secona Baptist Church at 234 Secona Road, Pickens, SC 29671, and/or Cannon Memorial Hospital at 123 WG Acker Drive, Pickens, SC 29671.


EASLEY — Patricia Caroline Tripp, 58, wife of 18 years to John Tripp, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at her home.

Patricia is survived by her husband, John; her mother, Patricia Ann Davenport; a son, Thad Bagwell (Roxanne) of Liberty; grandchildren, Dylan Bagwell, Aubrey Bagwell and Skylan Brown; sisters, Fawn Davenport of Texas and Krystal Davenport of Texas; and a brother, Brian Davenport (Jennifer) of Seneca.

Mrs. Tripp was predeceased by her father, Michael James O’Brian Davenport; a son, Josh Bagwell; and a husband, Dale Bagwell.
Funeral services for Patricia were held on April 2 in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home. Burial followed at Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Tripp family.


PICKENS — Bobby J. Boggs, 79, husband of the late Bonnie Stancil Boggs, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at his home.

Mr. Boggs was a member of East Pickens Baptist church, where he was an usher, a member of the Welcome Sunday school class and was active in his church visitation ministry. Bobby loved yard work, working on small engines, and spending his time outdoors hunting.
Mr. Boggs was a veteran of the United States National Guard.

Bobby is survived by his daughter, Tammi Grothaus (Todd) of Easley; his son, Gregg Boggs of Easley; grandchildren, Haley Cook (Taylor) of Easley, Natalie Boggs of Pickens, Justin Winchester of Greer and Laney Winchester of Easley; a great-grandchild, Cason Cook of Easley; and a brother, Jack Boggs of Pickens.

Mr. Boggs was predeceased by his wife, Bonnie; sisters, Helen Garren and Betty Hunter; and a brother, Billy Boggs.

Funeral services for Bobby were held on March 29 in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home. Burial followed the services at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Boggs family.


PICKENS — Martha Jean Bryant, 76, daughter of the late J.B. Willimon and Queen Esther Kelley Willimon, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at her home.

Martha is survived by a daughter, Esther Melissa McGrew of Pickens; grandchildren, Jakie Owens (Christian) of Easley, Levi McGrew (Megan) of Pickens and Johnny Ray McGrew (Kelly) of Pickens; great-grandchildren, Landon, Taylor, Corbin, Chloe, Hudson and Logun; and brothers, Bobby Joe Willimon of Greenville and Fred Willimon (Carolyn) of Central.

Mrs. Bryant was predeceased by her parents; brothers, W.L. Willimon and Archie Willimon; a nephew, Kenneth Willimon; and great-grandchildren, Sarah and Cole McGrew.

Funeral services for Martha were held on April 2 in the sanctuary of Free Wesleyan Church. Burial was held at Bethlehem Church Cemetery.
Mountain View Funeral home is serving the Bryant family.


EASLEY — Jimmy Clark Thompson, 66, husband of Norma Owen Thompson, passed from this life on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Jimmy was born in Enid, Okla., a son of the late Robert Louis and Marilyn Jo Delozior Thompson. He was a truck driver with STI and a member of Pendleton Street Baptist Church in Easley. Jimmy was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Owen Thompson of the home; sons, Mitchell Thompson (Lisa) of Liberty and Michael Thompson of Piedmont; step-daughters, Melisa Mitchell (John) of Liberty, Amy Parsons of Easley and Jacque Anders (Jason) Pickens; nine grandchildren, Jonathan, Josh, Bryan, Danielle, Aaron, Matthew, Taylor, Justin and Cole; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are sisters, Nita Cates (Shad) of Glen Rose, Texas, and Tori Sills (Rick) of Jacksonville, Fla.; and brother, Ronald Thompson of Jacksonville, Fla.

In addition to his parents, Jimmy was predeceased by his daughter, Christy Thompson, and his first wife, Wanda Southern Thompson.
A memorial service will be held at Pendleton Street Baptist Church at 601 S. Pendleton St. in Easley at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10.

Memorials may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project or Cancer Society of Greenville.


PICKENS — Wesley Alan Gantt, 25, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Wesley is survived by his parents, Richard Alan “Snake” Gantt Sr. (Candi) and Tina Marie Gantt (Jeff); his sister, Alanna Gantt (Jersey); grandmothers, Elizabeth Nichols and Lib Gantt; several loving aunts and uncles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Horace Brown and Emmett Gantt.

A memorial service to honor Wesley’s life was held on April 6 in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home.

Flowers will be accepted.

Mountain View Funeral home is serving the Gantt family.


SENECA — Louise Rice Richardson, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late George Rice and Louise Littlejohn.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Sharon Richardson.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy McLellan (Lou); two sons, Kenneth P. Richardson and George M. (Suzanne S.) Richardson; and grandchildren, Louise Edmond Richardson and Brian Kenneth McLellan.

Services will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to Ascension Episcopal Church.


ANDERSON — William Hamby Hightower, 67, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the Rainey Hospice House after a period of declining health.

William was born in Seneca on Feb. 3, 1954, to the late Robert Lee Hightower and Mary Elizabeth Rogers Hightower.

He is survived by his son, Chris Hightower (Valisha) of Anderson; two daughters, Krystal Battle and Kristin Day of Georgia; brothers, Homer Hoyt Hightower of Westminster and Enoch A.C. Hightower of Anderson; sisters, Martha Morgan (Frank) of Williamston, Louise Wood and Virginia Blume of Anderson, Joan Taylor (David) and Pamela Miller of Pendleton; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son, William Shannon Hightower; an infant brother, Bobby Lee Franklin Hightower; and a sister, Vivian H. Hammett.

A funeral service were conducted on April 3 in the chapel of Keowee Funeral Services.


BELTON — Mrs. Ruth B. Lindsay, 86, of 235 Murphy Road, departed her life on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Easley Baptist Hospital.
She was born on May 13, 1934, to the late Theo Brown and Cora Lee Brown. Ruth was a homemaker and mother of five.

She was preceded in death by her father, Theo Brown; mother, Cora Lee Brown; daughter, Deborah Mitchell; granddaughters, Kelly Mitchell and Salina Brock; and great-granddaughters, Selena Mitchell and Brianna Mitchell.

She leaves behind to cherish fond memories, her husband, Olin “Dean” Lindsay of the home; three daughters, Sandy Atkinson of Largo, Fla., Sherry Gibbs (John Gibbs) of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Lisa Ross of Sapphire, N.C.; one son, John Brock (Liza Brock) of Easley; 13 grandchildren, Jason Shirley, Deanne Mitchell, Brian Mitchell, Elijah Mitchell, Brandon Mitchell, Jessica Boggs, Jasmine Reese, Travis Grant, Allen Brock, Hope Brock, Quenesha Racks, Blake Brock, Zachary Wingard and Tania Cabrera Brock; as well as a host of brothers, sisters, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held on April 2 at Memory Gardens in Clemson.


EASLEY — Mr. Charles Melvin Smith, 68, loving husband of Mrs. Pansy Janette Cantrell Smith, of Easley, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Smith was born in Greenville County on November 7, 1952, to the late Ellis Melvin and Lillian Estelle Jones Smith. He was a true family man with a great personality and was an avid donor to the British Air Museum. He was a 1971 graduate of Liberty High School, an automobile mechanic graduate of Tri-County Technical College, an aviation mechanic graduate of Greenville Technical College and a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Liberty.

In addition to his loving wife of 31 years, Mr. Smith is survived by two sisters, Hazel Bowen (Charles) and Evelyn Smith, both of Liberty; two special nieces, Heather Massingale (Brian Standard) of Liberty and Jennifer Wojtalik (Zach) of Hanahan; a great-niece, Reece Wojtalik; and two great-nephews, Garrett Massingale and Wyatt Wojtalik. Mr. Smith is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, in the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home, with the Rev. Carlton Cleveland officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon-12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, prior to the service.

Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation via its website at
The family is at the residence.

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

Rev. David (Scotty) Hendricks

SUNSET — Rev. David (Scotty) Hendricks, 68, went home to be with the Lord on April 3, 2021.

Preacher Scotty surrendered to preach at the age of 43 and has since devoted his life to pastoring and sharing God’s word along with his cherished wife of 45 years, Sandra.

Scotty was the son of Drucilla McDonald and the late Charles Hendricks.

In addition to his mother, Drucilla, and loving wife, Sandra, Scotty is survived by his three daughters, Missy (Kenny) Gilstrap, Michelle (Scott) Little and and Mindy (Jared) Dill; his treasured nine grandchildren, Tiffany, Brooke, Christopher, Austin, Ashton, Brentlee, Abby, Ruby and Mallory; and five great-grandchildren, Lucas, Sophie, Colton, Mason and Aubree.

He also leaves behind an older brother, Wayne Hendricks, and three sisters, Janie Dodgens, Denise Anderson and Lorine Nix.

Scotty was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, coon hunting and spending time with his family in “The Valley.” Scotty loved people, and his hearty laugh was a balm for the soul. He loved his family unfailingly and spent a lifetime making sure they knew what truly mattered: faith and family. Scotty’s life mission was to share the Gospel with others, and his testimony of forgiveness, grace and redemption has touched all who have heard it. His legacy will live on in his children and grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home, led by the Revs. Jack Connelly and James Dyar. Visitation will be held in the chapel from 1-2 p.m. A graveside service led by Jimmy Bagwell and burial will be at the Red Hill Baptist Church cemetery, 558 Red Hill Road, Pickens, SC 29671.

The family will be at the home of Scotty’s sister-in-law, Jackie (Thomas) Turner.

Flowers may be sent, or memorials may be made to the South Carolina Autism Society in honor of Scotty’s beloved granddaughter, Ruby, by visiting

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Hendricks family

Gary Lee Fields

EASLEY — Gary Lee Fields, 50, son of Charles Wyatt Fields Jr. and Barbara Ann Masters Turner, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at St. Francis Hospital Downtown.

Gary is survived by his mother, Barbara; daughters, Madison and Elizabeth; and a brother, Chad Fields (Kim) of Easley.

Mr. Fields was predeceased by his father, Charles, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fields Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Masters.
Gary loved working on computers and fixing cars.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Easley.
Flowers will be accepted.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Fields family.