Courier Obituaries 5-22-24


SIX MILE — Hazel F. Evans, 91, of Six Mile, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2024.

She was born in Oconee County to the late Russell William Campbell and Annie May Holcombe Campbell. She was raised in Fair Play and lived out the rest of her life in Six Mile. She retired from West Point Stevens after 23 years and was widely known for selling at the Pickens Flea Market for many years. Her love for life was baking cakes and pies, gardening and planting flowers. She was a longtime member of the Six Mile Church of God of Prophecy.

She is survived by her children, Amos Clifton Evans Jr. (Phyllis), Daniel Wayne Evans (Kathy), Stephen Evans (Michelle), Rachel Elaine Goss (Roger), Shannon Arnold (Jon) and Janice Young (Bryan); one sister, Betty Campbell Brown, 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Clifton Evans; son, David Paul Evans; grandson, Joshua Matthew Goss; four brothers, William, Alvin, Winifred and Clarence Campbell; and a sister, Stella Brake.

Services to honor and celebrate her life were held on May 19 at Six Mile Church of God of Prophecy, 133 Furman L. Smith Memorial Highway. Burial followed at the church.

The family will be at the home of Janice Young, daughter, in Six Mile.

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


EASLEY — Dariel Lee Golden, 77, loving husband of 60 years to Frances Marion Hunt Golden, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 13, 2024, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Born Aug. 18, 1946, in Central, Dariel was the son of the late Richard Duff Golden and Mae Boggs Golden. Mr. Golden worked as a meat cutter for 50 years. He enjoyed preaching and had a nursing home ministry. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and trout fishing and could pick a guitar and sing. He was a diehard Clemson fan and loved coaching sports. He loved his family and the children he coached.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Marion Hunt Golden of the home; four sons, Randall Lee Golden of Easley, Gregory Scott Golden of Pickens, Richard A. Golden (Renee) of Sunset and Timothy D. Golden (Jody) of Pickens; grandchildren, Kimberly, Nikki, Zach, Taylor, Trevor, Stephanie and Madelyn; 18 loving and precious great-grandchildren; and many loving and caring nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Golden was predeceased by 24 brothers and sisters, and he was the last surviving sibling.

Funeral services were held May 16 in the sanctuary of Fairview Independent Baptist Church in Pickens. Burial followed the service at Fairview Independent Baptist Church cemetery.

Flowers will be accepted.

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



CENTRAL — Lamar Stephens, 77, of Central, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2024.

Lamar was born in Six Mile to the late Rev. James Edward Stephens and Thelma Katherine Ellenburg. Lamar, better known as Papa, was an avid Clemson Tiger fan. He was a classic car enthusiast and spent many hours tinkering and cleaning up his old cars. He doated on his grands and great-grands and was happiest when surrounded by family. He leaves a legacy of faith and love for all who knew him.

Lamar is survived by his beloved wife, Joan Elaine Stephens; daughters, Christian Leigh Robinson (Randy) and Misti Dawnn Greer (Jeremy); grandchildren, Stephanie Leigh Proffitt (Beau), Allie Marie Jourdain, Morgan Dezerez Lewis (David), Season Elizabeth Owens (Weston), Peyton Grace Greer, Gatlin Burriss Greer, Rosalina Elizabeth Ledford and Nataleigh Suzanna Ledford; great-grandchildren, Bryce Edward Proffitt, Cash Isaiah Proffitt, Jerzie Marie Jourdain, Grady Lee Smith, Oaklyn Jolene Dell Smith and Willow Elaine Owens; brother, Bishop Roger D. Stephens (Joyce); niece, Alina Herring (Joey); and nephew Alan Stephens (Jennifer). He also leaves special family Rodney, Jennifer and Brooke Ellenburg, and numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

Funeral services for Lamar were held May 21 at Dillard Memorial Funeral Home, 2402 Gentry Memorial Highway, Pickens. A committal service followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

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



CENTRAL — In loving memory of Regina Robin Moore of Central, the world bids farewell to a devoted wife, mother and cherished homemaker. She was a daughter of the late Walter “Bud” Wooten and Melva Garrett Wooten Perry.

Born on Nov. 6, 1955, in Greenville, Regina’s gentle soul graced this earth with compassion and love for all those around her. Regina’s greatest joy in life was her family. As a devoted wife and mother, she poured boundless love and unwavering support into her family’s lives, nurturing and guiding them with a gentle hand and a compassionate heart. Throughout her life, she found joy in caring for and nurturing her nieces, nephews, and countless other children in her community, leaving an enduring mark on their hearts.

Regina’s warm presence illuminated every room she entered. Her quick wit and gentle humor brought joy to countless gatherings, leaving lasting impressions on all who shared her company. Known for her kind heart and infectious laughter, Regina had an extraordinary ability to uplift those around her, turning ordinary moments into cherished memories.

A proud member of Norris First Baptist Church, Regina held steadfast to her faith and found solace in the embrace of her church family. With a kind spirit and a warm smile, she touched the lives of many with her generous heart and unwavering love. Her legacy of kindness and generosity will live on in the hearts of those who knew her.

Regina is survived by her loving husband, Daniel Moore, and her beloved son, Benjamin Moore (Brooke). As we mourn her passing, let us remember the joy she brought to our lives and the love she shared with all. Though she may no longer walk among us, her spirit will continue to inspire and uplift us, guiding us through life’s joys and challenges with the same grace and love that defined her existence.

May her soul find eternal peace, and may her memory be a blessing to us all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Angela Elrod.

Funeral services to honor her life were conducted on May 20 in the Liberty Mortuary chapel. Burial was at Abbott Cemetery.

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



PICKENS — Bailey Wayne Fowler, 67, went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 19, 2024 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Wayne, of Pickens, was born May 14, 1957, in Liberty, to the late Roy and Gladys Fowler. Wayne retired from CSX Railroad where he was better known as Billy Wayne or Bullet. He enjoyed working as a railroad engineer for over 40 years.

Wayne never met a stranger and was always making people laugh. He loved spending time with family, working outside, taking trips to Pigeon Forge, but he cherished his family most of all. He was faithful to his church, Elljean Baptist Church.

Survived by his wife of 47 years Kathy Fowler, and three children; Kasey, Heather and Faith. In addition to his parents, Wayne was predeceased by his siblings; Billy Fowler, Wallace Fowler, Peggy McClanahan, Donald Fowler and Martha Burgess. Although he had no grandchildren, he had seven kids who he treated like his own; Seyma, Grady, Magine, Isaac, Lydia, Wally and Charlotte Wimpey.

Services will be held on May 24, at Elljean Baptist Church in Easley. The family will receive friends from 2:30p.m. until 3:45 p.m. followed by the funeral at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Wayne’s honor may be made to Elljean Baptist Church Building Fund 605 Elljean Rd. Easley.

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


EASLEY — Lois Lewis Brown, 96, wife of the late Walter Arthur Brown Jr. of Easley, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

Born in Forest City, N.C., she was the daughter of the late William Guy and Iree Green Lewis.

She loved to travel with her husband and was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Brown is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents and her loving husband of 72 years, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles E. Lewis.

A graveside service was held on May 20 at Bethany Baptist Church cemetery in Forest City, N.C.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, 760 Bethany Church Road, Forest City, NC 28043.

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