Courier Obituaries 5-4-22


PICKENS — Ann Willis Whitworth, 92, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

Born in McDonough, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Herbert Sr. and Martha Willis.

Ann was a graduate of Georgia State College for Women and a former public school teacher in Georgia and South Carolina. She loved spending time with her family, cooking and gardening. She was a longtime member of Pickens First Baptist Church, where she served as a teacher, choir member and a leader of the homebound and prayer ministries. Ann had a servant’s heart and was beloved by her family, church and community.

Predeceased by her loving husband, James Whitworth, she is survived by her two sons, Jeff Whitworth and his wife, Nancy, of Greenville and Victor Whitworth and his wife, Sharon, of Pickens; three grandchildren, Erin Chilton and her husband, Jon, of Greenville, Gil Whitworth and his wife, Colby, of Chapin and Luke Whitworth and his wife, Kelsey, of Wake Forest, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren, Reynolds, Mary Willis, Josiah and Catherine Chilton, Dax Whitworth and Judah and Madeline Whitworth; two sisters, Joyce Whitaker of Euless, Texas, and Ellen Watson of Monticello, Ga.; a brother-in-law, Dr. Clyde Whitworth of Carrollton, Ga.; and four sisters-in-law, Morene Whitworth of Boone, N.C., Jane Whitworth of Liberty, Gail Willis of Zebulon, Ga., and Mae Willis of Williamson, Ga.

A service to celebrate Ann’s life was held on April 29 at Pickens First Baptist Church. Burial followed the service at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pickens First Baptist Church, 406 E. Main St., Pickens, SC 29671, for the Lottie Moon International Missions Fund.

Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Whitworth family.



SIX MILE — JoAnn Wood Riggins Rollins, 70, of Andrew Road, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Oconee County, she was a daughter of the late Raymond Nokomis and Josie Gertrude Davis Wood. She was retired from the School District of Pickens County, where she loved her Daniel Lions football. She was of the Baptist faith and loved reading her Bible. Most of all, she loved spending time with her two granddaughters doing word searches, jigsaw puzzles and watching game shows on television.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna Riggins Young (Barry) and Tammy Riggins Evatt (Thomas), both of Six Mile; a sister, Betty Wood Smith of Norris; and two granddaughters, Hannah Davis and her fiancé, Ezequiel, and Emily Evatt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald “Donnie” Riggins; her second husband, Gene M. Rollins; and two brothers, Larry and Wayne Wood.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Rollins were held on April 29 in the Liberty Mortuary chapel. Burial was held at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital by visiting or Miracle Hill Ministries by visiting

The family will be gathering at her home. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.



EASLEY — Tiffany “Nicky” Nichole Taylor, 38, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022.

Born in Stockbridge, Ga., a daughter of Darrell Wayne Taylor and the late Donna Lynn Revis, Nicky was a homemaker who enjoyed living life. She loved to sing and meet new people and was a friend to all. Nicky will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her.

Surviving are her fiancé, Kent Eugene Hagood; her children, Levi, Fatman, January and Eva; uncle, Ronnie Revis (Cindy) of Georgia; two brothers and three sisters; and her sister-in-law, and Friday night movie watcher, Nancy Holcombe of Easley.

Graveside services were held on April 30 at Robinson Memorial Gardens in Easley.

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SALEM — Georgia Alford Morris passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at her home.

Georgia was born in Danville, Ill., on Sept. 14, 1947, to the late James and Mary Alford. In 1961, the family moved to Georgia from Indiana, where Georgia graduated from Druid Hills High School in Atlanta. She then attended the University of Georgia, where she was active in the Kappa Delta sorority. She graduated from UGA with a degree in history. After graduation from the university, she taught history at Peachtree High School in DeKalb County, Ga.

Georgia married Albert Morris in 1967, while they were still at UGA. Georgia and Al moved to Pickens in 1972 as the owners of the Corner Drug Store. In Pickens, Georgia was active in the Pickens Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and as youth director. Georgia and Al were active members of the Pickens Supper Club for 35 years. In 2001, Georgia and Al moved to their home on Lake Keowee. Recently, Georgia had been active in Bethel Presbyterian Church of Walhalla as an elder.

She is survived by her husband, Albert Morris; her daughter, Amy Morris; her son, Todd Morris (Molly); and granddaughters, Lily Morris and Maggie Elizabeth Morris. Georgia is also survived by four siblings, Joan Alford and James Alford (Janet), both of Chelsea, Mich., Catherine Rotch (Steve) of Walhalla and Patricia Gramling of Tallahassee, Fla. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Pam Morris of Grayson, Ga., and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Georgia was preceded in death by her son, Jeffery Morris.

A memorial service was held on May 1 in the chapel of Dillard Memorial Funeral Home. The family received friends after the service.

Contributions in memory of Georgia Morris can be made to Oconee United Ministries (OUM), Bethel Presbyterian Church or any local charity.




PICKENS — Michael Jordan “Goose” Reece, 68, son of the late Paul Jordan and Julia Langston Reece, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at St. Francis Downtown Hospital.

A native of Pickens County, Goose was born on Sept. 26, 1953. He loved gardening and computers.

Survivors include his children, Weston Reece of Athens, Ga., and Jordan Reece of Gainesville, Ga.; a brother, Scott Reece (Michelle) of Pickens; and a niece, Julia Reece of Pickens.

Mr. Reece was predeceased by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help cover funeral expenses. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mountain View Funeral Home – Pickens Chapel is serving the Reece family.


LIBERTY — Douglas Wayne Chapman, 81, of Norris Avenue, died on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at his residence.

Born in Easley, he was a son of the late Lee and Beatrice Seaborn Chapman. He was a retired supervisor from Greenwood Mills. Mr. Chapman was a devoted Catholic and a longtime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pickens.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas Chapman (Karen) of the home and Tim Chapman (Deanne) of Liberty; four grandchildren, Heather Chapman, Scott Davis, Matthew Chapman and T.J. Chapman; and three great-grandchildren, Bradley Stewart, Caden Davis and Gabriel Davis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Ann Herd Chapman; his second wife, Patsy Ann James Chapman; a daughter, Pamela Denise Chapman; two brothers, Lee and Edward Chapman; and a grandson, Dustin Chapman.

Following cremation, Mr. Chapman will be buried at Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary and Cremation Services are handling arrangements.



PICKENS COUNTY — Stephanie C. Price, 65, beloved wife of James K. “Jim” Price, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at her home in Pickens County near Table Rock Mountain.

Stephanie loved life, especially her friends, students and colleagues, but most of all her family.

Although born in Great Lakes, Ill., Stephanie spent her early years in San Diego, Calif., and her family later relocated to Charlotte, N.C., and then to Irmo, where she graduated from Irmo High School. Stephanie attended the University of South Carolina, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in education.

Stephanie was a brilliant, hardworking and passionate educator who gave so much of her time and talents to improving the overall education experience to all of her students. She taught all grades of elementary school, teaching at various schools in Columbia, West End Elementary School in Easley, Buena Vista in Greenville and Stone Academy in Greenville.

Recognizing her talents, the Greenville County School District superintendent pulled her out of the classroom to develop the teacher evaluation and development program (ADEPT) for the school district. She missed being with students, obtained her master’s degree in administration at Furman University and left the school district office to serve as assistant principal at Skyland Elementary and then as principal at Monaview Elementary School.

Stephanie and Jim built their dream house in the mountains, and Stephanie moved to the School District of Pickens County, where she served as principal of Forest Acres Elementary School and McKissick Elementary School. After retiring from the School District of Pickens County, Stephanie worked as a consultant for SC TAP, training administrators and teacher leaders in schools across the state of South Carolina. Stephanie’s passion was always to make a better life for her students.

Stephanie was a huge Gamecock fan, going to hundreds of USC football and basketball games and even traveling to games at every SEC football stadium. She enjoyed traveling and exploring new places with Jim. Italy, France, Ireland and Scotland were her favorite international destinations, but she and Jim were intent on experiencing every state of the United States and were close to completing their goal. In her leisure time, Stephanie enjoyed volunteering in local schools, serving with Pickens County Meals on Wheels and tutoring at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital. While rearing their children in Greenville, Stephanie was active at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and served as a youth leader.

Above everything else, Stephanie loved her family. She was Jim’s best friend, and they did everything together. Stephanie and Jim reared two accomplished children, Erin, an educator and mother to Grace and Jack; and Brian, a dentist and father to Virginia and Bennett. To her grandchildren she was “Mimi” and, to be near them, Stephanie and Jim acquired a condominium in Charlotte to be near Erin and her family and were moving back to Greenville to be closer to Brian and his family. Stephanie loved her sister, Pam, very much and spoke to her almost every day, despite Pam living multiple states away from Stephanie.

In addition to her husband, Jim, she is survived by a daughter, Erin McClure and her husband, Steve, of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Brian Price and his wife, June, of Greenville; four grandchildren, Grace McClure, Jack McClure, Virginia Price and Bennett Price; and her sister, Pam Wilson and her husband, Scott, of Ohio. Stephanie also leaves her mother-in-law, Jeane Kellond Price of Anderson; a nephew, Jason Rebucci and his wife, Dana Rebucci of North Canton, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Patty Chambers of Irmo and Pam Fulbright and her husband, Jimmy, of Greenville; and a brother-in-law, John Price and his wife, Terri Price, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Shelby J. Cote.

Her funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 4.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pickens County Meals on Wheels, 349 Edgemont Ave., Liberty, SC 29657 and Prisma Health Children’s Hospital c/o Prisma Health Office of Philanthropy, ATTN: Angela Freeman, 300 E. McBee Ave., Suite 201, Greenville, SC 29601-2882.

Friends are encouraged to leave condolence messages for the family by visiting




EASLEY — John Thomas “J.T.” Trammell, 83, died on Saturday, May 1, 2022, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Liberty, he was the widow of Ruby McAlister Trammell and a son of the late Robert and Mary Watson Trammell.

He was retired from Mayfair Mills and was of the Baptist faith. J.T. was a United States Navy veteran.

Surviving are a daughter, Debbie Geiyer (Philip) of Temple, Ga.; two sons, Johnny and Scotty Trammell, both of Easley; a brother, Leroy Trammell of Easley; two grandchildren, James Moore and Elizabeth Geiyer; and a great-grandchild, Drayton.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Tim and Danny; and two brothers, Bud and Truman.

No services are planned. To share a memory or leave a message for the family, you may visit Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.



EASLEY — Ms. Lucille Carlisle Mewbourn, 77, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Sylvester Lowe Carlisle and the late Beulah McCall Carlisle, Mrs. Mewbourn retired from Forest Acres Elementary School and later worked for the Easley Police Department as a traffic guard. She was of the Baptist faith.

Lucille loved spending time with her family and loved her children and grandchildren with her whole heart. She will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her son, Ronnie D. Mewbourn of Easley; her daughter, Janice L. Alley of Liberty; three brothers, Charles Carlisle of Slab Town, Tommy Carlisle of Easley and Jerry Carlisle of Pickens; one sister, Elizabeth Spearman of Easley; and her 10 grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mewbourn was predeceased by her husband, Donnie D. Mewbourn; a son, Steven D. Mewbourn; one brother, James Carlisle; and two sisters, Mildred Lesley and Nancy Marchbanks.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 6, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:45 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

The family is at the home.

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