Courier Obituaries 5-31-17

Suzy Chappell

Central — Rhonda Lynn “Suzy” Hendricks Chappell, 54, of 302 Taylor St., died Monday, May 22, 2017, at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca.

Born in Easley, she was the daughter of Carol Glenda Hughes Chastain of Central and the late Jesse Ruben Hendricks. She had previously worked at American Funeral Financial and was of the Church of God faith.

Surviving, in addition to her mother of Central, are two daughters, Stephanie Hopkins of Liberty and Brittany Chappell of Belton; six grandchildren, Tim Swaney, McKenzie Swaney, Jesi Trotter, Chase Hopkins, Everleigh Greer and Tiffany Michelle; and a great-grandchild, Kylee Rose.

In addition to her father, she was predeceased by a brother, Mark Hendricks, and two nephews, Matt and Marshall Hendricks.

A memorial service to honor Suzy’s life was held May 25 in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel, with committal services following at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Liberty Mortuary and Cremation Services are handling arrangements.

Elizabeth H. Moore

Easley ­— Mrs. Elizabeth Hunter Moore, 84, wife of the late John Daniel Moore, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, May 22, 2017.

Born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Obie and Lela Robinson Hunter, Mrs. Moore retired from Alice Manufacturing Company with 48 years of service. She was a lifelong member of Park Street Baptist Church, where she belonged to the Fidelis Sunday School Class.

Surviving are a daughter, Karen M. Holcombe (Joe) of Pickens; a son-in-law, Richard Revis of Easley; two brothers, Charles Hunter (Barbara), and Harold Hunter (Betty), all of Easley; two sisters, Shirley Tate (Jim) of Easley, and Connie Porter (Smith) of Pickens; and a special friend, Sandra Littleton. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Moore was predeceased by a daughter, Kathy Revis.

Funeral services were held May 25 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown with burial following in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Park Street Baptist Church, 114 Robinson Avenue, Easley, SC 29640.

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

Larry Arthur Madden

pickens — Larry Arthur Madden, 65, of Pickens, husband of Patricia Raines Madden, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Born in Liberty, he was the son of the late Carey Arthur and Lucy Hughes Madden.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Raines Madden; two daughters, Angel Marie Madden (George) and Carey Lee Madden; three grandsons, Steven Chase Chappell, Jacob Tyler Chappell and Joseph Dylan Campbell; one brother, Ricky James Madden; and three special nieces, Tammy Cooksy, Patty Stephens and Kathy Raines.

Mr. Madden was also predeceased by a brother, Billy Joel Madden.

Funeral services were held May 28 at Dillard Funeral Home, with the Rev. Timothy Lee officiating, followed by interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.

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Cherry H. Whitt

Easley — Cherry Ann Hix Whitt, 88, of Kennedy Street, wife of the late Morris Sperling Whitt, died Monday, May 22, 2017.

Born in Seneca, she was a daughter of the late Young Livingston Hix and Kate Marett Hix.

After high school, Mrs. Whitt worked as a telephone operator in Seneca and was later employed with J.P Stevens. From the early 1970s until retirement, she worked with her husband at Whitt Mobile Homes in Seneca and then in Easley. She was also a member of Easley First Baptist Church.

She was an avid reader with the heart of a rebel, and enjoyed socializing with her many friends. Cherry and Morris traveled in the U.S. and internationally as often as possible.

Surviving are her children, Dale Whitt of Easley and Anne Whitt Smith (Jim) of Lexington; grandchildren, Andrea Bolling (Chris) and Kayla Powell; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Whitt Bolling and Kyle Powell.

Mrs. Whitt was the youngest and last surviving of the eight children of Young Livingston and Katie Marett Hix.

Funeral services were held May 25 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, with burial following in Robinson Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of First Baptist Church, 300 E. 1st Avenue, Easley, SC 29640.

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

Rev. William Harold Nicholson

Easley — Rev. William Harold Nicholson, 94, husband of the late Margaret Childress Nicholson, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Born in Spartanburg County, a son of the late William Pack and Ollie Belue Nicholson, Rev. Nicholson received his Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee. He pastored at Martin Grove Wesleyan for 37 years and taught at the Pickens County Vocational School for 20 years. He was a member of Glenwood Wesleyan Church and a U.S. Army National Guard veteran.

In what spare time Harold had, he helped Clemson University to write two text books, Textiles I and Textiles II. These text books were used in college techs and high schools all over the South East. Down through the years Harold has won many awards and appreciation. The most appreciated is the one that the Wesleyan Church District and Martin Grove Wesleyan Church gave Harold. In 2005, The Martin Grove Wesleyan Church and South Carolina Conference had a special service and surprised him by giving him the honor of Pastor Emeritus of Martin Grove Wesleyan Church for his long and impressive service there.

Surviving are two daughters, Jean Nicholson Pilgrim (Don) of Six Mile, and Judy Nicholson Hughes of Greenville; one brother, Jack Nicholson of Easley; seven grandchildren, Brad Lewis (Andrea), Sean Lewis, Leilani Watts (David), Robbie Hughes (Tara), Chad, Benjamin and Samuel Hughes; and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, Rev. Nicholson was predeceased by two brothers, Marvin Nicholson and Rev. Joe Nicholson; a sister, Evelyn N. Watson; and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Glenwood Wesleyan Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park with military honors.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the church, prior to the service.

The family is at the home.

Flowers will be accepted and memorials may be made Glenwood Wesleyan Church, P.O. Box 1295, Easley, SC 29641.

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

Dorothy Faye

“Dot” Gilstrap

Pickens — Dorothy Faye “Dot” Gilstrap, 72, was reunited with her husband Alton Gilstrap Tuesday, May 24, 2017.

Mrs. Gilstrap was born in Oconee County, a daughter of the late Dorothy Genell Holcombe Rochester and Glen Doniver Holcombe.

Mrs. Gilstrap loved collecting glassware and enjoyed going to the flea market. Spending time with her family is what she enjoyed the most.

Survivors include one daughter Glenda Snyder (Robert) of Easley; one granddaughter Stephanie Snyder (Jonathan) Easley; one grandson Shawn Griffin of the home; great-granddaughter Savannah Bull of Easley; step father James Rochester of Salem; one brother Don Holcombe (Jean) of Pickens; one sister Sharon Kelley (Woodrow) of Central.

Mrs. Gilstrap was predeceased by her husband, Alton Gilstrap, daughter Angela Childress (Terry), her mother Genell Holcombe Rochester and father Glenn Holcombe.

Services were held May 26 in the Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Cove Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Gilstrap family.