Courier Obituaries 5-11-22


PICKENS — April Stegall, 44, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022, at her home.

A native of Pickens County, April was born on March 17, 1978, daughter of Pamela Ann Crane and Curtis Lavern Muse.

In addition to her parents, April is survived by a daughter, Michaela Stegall of Travelers Rest; a son, Conner Stegall of Pickens; a sister, Angie Simon of Pickens; a brother, Kenneth Muse (Alena) of Liberty; two nieces, Sierra Muse and Kylie Adams; and seven nephews, Tyler Simon, Corey Simon, Brandon Simon, Alex Simon, Cameron Muse, Keenan Muse and Lane Muse.

April loved her family, especially her two children, Michaela and Conner. She loved to cut up with her sisters, Angie and Alena, her brother, Kenneth, and all of her nieces and nephews. She loved all animals, especially her cat, Bell. Everywhere she went, she had treats in her car for the dogs; they would come running when they saw her car. Next to her family was her love for her career as a detention officer and dispatcher, and she was starting as a victim’s advocate. Being a detention officer was her favorite part. She loved telling all the crazy stories about the prisoners and also of the camaraderie between her and her fellow officers. Her hobby was reading books — we couldn’t keep enough books in the house. She could read a novel in two days. April had a very big heart; if she knew you needed something, she would slip around and get it for you. We were told UPS, Amazon and FedEx knew her address by heart. She loved the color purple. Her nieces and nephews nicknamed her aunt “Urpple” and “Opple Urpple.”

Visitation was held on May 9  in the chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home, with a memorial service following. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 10 Anderson, P.O. Box 348, Anderson, SC 29622.

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





EASLEY — Charles Breazeale, 85, of 564 Hester Store Road, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Born in Anderson, he was a son of the late Avery T. and Bessie Clark Breazeale.

Mr. Breazeale was a third-generation lifelong member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher and loved to study the church’s history. He worked at Pepsi Bottling Company for 20 years and later retired from Pace Electric.

He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Clara Hammett Breazeale of the home; a daughter, Cindy Morris and her husband, Tim, of Pickens; two grandchildren, T.R. Morris (Jessica) of Dacusville and Rebecca Robinson (Michael) of Dacusville; and three great-grandchildren, Jeremy Cassell (Catherine), Adriana Cassell and Grace Morris.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mr. Breazeale will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at Cross Roads Baptist Church. Private burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 160 Cross Roads Church Road, Easley, SC 29640.

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



EASLEY — Mrs. Cleo Cauble Brown, 87, wife of the late Harold Coyt Brown Sr., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 9, 2022.

Born in Gaston County, N.C., a daughter of the late Aaron Worth Cauble and the late Nettie Lynn Cauble, Mrs. Brown retired from West End Elementary School. She was an active member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church for more than 55 years, where she was a member of the Lucille Searcy Circle, taught Sunday school and served as leader of the Methodist Youth Foundation.

Cleo volunteered for Meals on Wheels. She loved gardening, but her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Cleo will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her.

Surviving are her two sons, Coyt Brown (Denise) and Scott Brown, both of Easley; her daughter, Cindy Brown Smith (Troy) of Easley; her brother, Berry Cauble of Gastonia, N.C.; a sister, Lynn Helton of Gastonia, N.C.; her three grandchildren, Adam Hale (Monique), Maegan Brown and Lauren Ellenburg (Nathan); and her four great-grandchildren, Allie Ellenburg, Jaxon Hale, Madelyn Ellenburg and Stanley Hale.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Brown was predeceased by two sisters, Peggy Adams and Patty White.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Entombment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 1-1:45 p.m., prior to the service.

The family is at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Troy Smith.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 309 Pelzer Highway, Easley, SC 29642.

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





EASLEY — Bobby Joe Henderson, 89, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late Lonnie O’Dell Henderson and Mary Catherine Fowler Henderson.

Mr. Henderson was a graduate of Pickens High School. He proudly served his country for eight years in the U.S. Navy. He also enjoyed fishing and working on anything that had an engine.

Surviving are his son, Hunter Henderson of Easley; his granddaughter, Lyncoln Brianna Henderson of Greenville; a brother, Jim Henderson (Dot) of Greenville; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Jacqueline Hunter Henderson; his second wife, Maxine Garrett Henderson; a daughter, Frances Karen Henderson; a brother, Frank Henderson; and sisters, Evelyn H. Linder and Betty Henderson.

A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Easley.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to any veteran organization of your choice.

The family members will be at their respective homes.

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



EASLEY — Mr. George Dale Whitt, 69, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Born in Seneca, the son of the late Morris Sperling Whitt and the late Cherry Ann Hix Whitt, Mr. Whitt was a graduate of Seneca High School, Anderson Junior College and Clemson University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation.

He was employed with Whitt Mobile Homes and of the Baptist faith.

Dale loved the outdoors, especially riding through the mountains, but his greatest love was for his family and the Clemson Tigers.

Surviving are his daughter, Kayla Powell of Pickens; his sister, Anne Smith of Lexington; his grandson, Kyle Fennell of Pickens; his niece, Andrea Bolling of Lexington; and his great-niece, Taylor Bolling of Lexington.

Graveside services were held on May 10 at Robinson Memorial Gardens. His daughter requested that attendees wear their Clemson attire.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Dale to the American Cancer Society by visiting

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



NORRIS — Wanda Whitlock Norton, 89, of 202 Francis St., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital.

Born in Liberty, she was the widow of Richard Norton and a daughter of the late William R. “Bill” and Mary Frances Summey Whitlock.

She retired from Libco Mills and enjoyed embroidery and flowers.

Mrs. Norton was a longtime member of Flat Rock Baptist Church, where she served for more than 60 years in the church nursery.

Surviving are a daughter, Lynn Sanders (Mike) of Norris; two sisters, Ida Nix of Liberty and Alta Murrell of Easley; three grandchildren, Lori Langston of Westminster, Jeremy Sanders (Jennifer) of Princeton, Mass. and Matthew Sanders of Portland, Ore.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Hamlin and a brother, James R. Whitlock.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Norton were conducted on May 10, at Flat Rock Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family members will be at their respective homes.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Flat Rock Baptist Church, 115 Slab Bridge Road, Liberty, SC 29657.

To share a memory or leave a message, please visit Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.