Courier Obituaries 5-10-23


CLEMSON — We are sad to announce the passing of Louie Hampton “Trey” Senn III, 71. On April 19, 2023, he left us peacefully in his sleep at Hope Memory Care Center in Dacula, Ga., from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Born in Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, the family moved to Clemson when Trey was six. Trey attended Calhoun-Clemson School and graduated from D.W. Daniel High School in 1970. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in 1974, followed by a master’s degree in city and regional planning in 1976. Until his retirement in 2016, Trey was the executive director of the Klamath County Economic Development Association in Klamath Falls, Ore. Trey loved angling for bluefish with friends

in Avon, N.C., and exploring Revolutionary War battlefields all over South Carolina.

He was predeceased by his beloved parents Louie and Mary Senn and his brother Allen Senn.
Trey leaves behind his brother Bob Senn and sister-in-law Lisa Senn, along with many cousins.

He dearly loved his family and close friends. He will be deeply missed.

A service will be held at 1 p.m., on Thursday, May 18, at Old Stone Church cemetery in Clemson.

Visit or Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation.



LIBERTY — Janice Louise Gilliam, 74, died on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at McCall Hospice House.

Born in Seneca, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Helen Carver McDonald.

She was a 1967 graduate of Liberty High School and retired from Ryobi after more than 30 years of service.

Janice loved to spend time with her family, especially shopping with her girls.

Surviving is her husband of 56 years, Ronnie Gilliam of the home; a daughter, Crystal Smith (Tim) of Liberty; a granddaughter, Savannah Smith of Liberty, and a great-granddaughter, Maddison Redden.

Private graveside services will be held at Liberty Memorial Gardens. No visitation is planned.

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



EASLEY — Gene James, 72, husband of 52 years to Wanda James, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, surrounded by his family.

A native of Greenville County, Gene was born on Jan. 22, 1951, to the late John “Bud” and Mildred Queen James. He enjoyed things including drag racing, camping, Dr. Pepper, motorcycles and hot rods, but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Gene took advantage of any opportunity to spend time with his family whether it be just watching TV, working on a car, going to races or sitting on the carport. He passed his passion for hot rods and racing to his daughters and then to his grandchildren. Gene will be truly missed by all of his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda, of the home; his daughters, Leigh James of Easley and Mae Crawford (Scott) of Pickens; his grandchildren, Zachary Golden (Kayla) of Easley, Hannah Crawford (Kyle Morris) of Easley and Haleigh Crawford of Pickens; his great-grandchildren, Connor Golden, Karleigh Golden, Colton Golden, Ryder Morris and Addison Morris; his aunts, Thelma Ellenburg and Kathy Cable; along with several other family members and friends.

Gene was predeceased by his parents and several other family members.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Interim Hospice.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made in Gene’s honor to Interim Hospice.

In Gene’s honor, the family requested that friends and family wear their favorite T-shirt and blue jeans to the service.

The family will be at the home located at 116 Eisenhower St., Easley, SC 29642.

A celebration of Gene’s life took place on May 4 in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home, with Pastor Zachary Golden officiating.

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



EASLEY — Hazel Case Martin, 76, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Hazel was born on Nov. 18, 1946, the daughter of the late Alonso Case and Irene Smith Case. Mrs. Martin was of the Church of God faith.

Survivors include her children, Michelle Serrano of Sacramento, Calif., Michael Medlin (Shelly) of Ravenna, Ohio, and Jessica Burton (Micheal) of Easley; nine grandchildren, Nathan, Leighanna, Angie, Tara, Chelsie, Bryson, Braelyn, Aaron and Sarah-Faith; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Bayne.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Martin was predeceased by a son, Timothy Medlin; and a sister, Mary Harris.

A memorial service to honor Hazel’s life will be held at a later date.

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



GREER — Toni Rae Hullinger Grimes Brunsman Love, daughter, sister, wife, mother and a card player to many, died on Thursday, May 4, 2023, from mesothelioma.

Toni, 82, loved Christmas above all other holidays, was an avid card player, and in her youth was a great beauty. Toni was born on March 22, 1941, in Lapoint, Utah, on her grandmother’s kitchen table as the firstborn of Roland Harvey Hullinger and Bernice Hyland Hullinger Studebaker.

Toni’s ancestors arrived in Utah in covered wagons with Brigham Young. Many of her relatives still live there and are members of the Mormon Church. Toni stopped practicing Mormonism when she moved from Utah in 1967.

Toni married her first husband, Dennis Wesley Grimes, on Oct. 1, 1960, at the age of 19 in her mother’s living room in the Rose Park neighborhood of Salt Lake City. Toni remained married for 24 years to Dennis. They had two children, Shelli Tardugno of Pickens and Jeffery Grimes of San Francisco, Calif.

Survivors include daughter, Shelli; son, Jeffery; sole surviving sibling, Venice Hullinger Hansen of Salt Lake City, Utah; as well as two grandchildren, Rebecca (Tim) Bork and Elisabeth (Jared) Ardoin of Greenville; five great-grandchildren, Jesse, Lincoln, Bowen, Rylie and Kyler; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial will be held on Monday, June 12, at 11 a.m., at the mausoleum chapel at Graceland East Memorial Park, 2206 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC 29681.

Mountain View Funeral Home – Pickens Chapel is serving the Grimes-Love family.



EASLEY — Mrs. Joyce Phillips Bradford, 80, wife of 61 years to the late Arnoldean “Dean” Bradford, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Born in Greenville County, a daughter of the late Jonah Phillips and the late Chester White Phillips, Mrs. Bradford retired from Dixie Lumber Company with 30 years of service. She was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church, and in early years she worked with the youth and taught Sunday school at Geer Memorial Baptist Church.

Joyce and her late husband enjoyed camping, family time and cooking for CARE at Rock Springs Baptist Church. She will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her, but all find comfort in knowing she longed to meet Jesus and reunite with her loved ones.

Surviving are her daughter, Robin Bradford Snelson (Tommy) of Easley; two sisters, Loretta Freeman (Lamar) and Martha Phillips, both of Watkinsville, Ga.; her daughter-in-law, Amy Lester (Brady) of Easley; two brothers-in-law, Ray Garner of Bowman, Ga., and Homer Webb of Elberton, Ga.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Phillips of Easley and Lynda Phillips of Dewey Rose; her grandchildren, Van Massingill (Haley), Alicia Reddy (Kevin), Bailey Irizarry (Lukas), Ashley Burt (David), Eric Snelson (Joy), Zachary Snelson, Caleb Snelson, Hannah Plunk (Denson) and Isaac Snelson; and two great-grandchildren, Paetyn Reddy and River Massingill.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Bradford was predeceased by her son, Arnold Keith Bradford; five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Rock Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friend from 12-1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the church, prior to the service.

Flowers will be accepted, and memorials may be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 201 Rock Springs Road, Easley, SC 29642.

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


Harold Meeks Aiken Jr.

EASLEY — Harold Meeks Aiken Jr., 71, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at MUSC Medical Center in Charleston.

Born Oct. 27, 1951, in Pickens County, Harold was the son of the late Harold Meeks Aiken Sr. and Jane M. Aiken. Mr. Aiken loved music and playing bass guitar.

Mr. Aiken is survived by his brother, William Aiken.

A gathering with friends and family to honor Harold’s life will be held on Thursday, May 11, from 6-8 p.m. in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home in Pickens.

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


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