Courier Obituaries 7-18-18


EASLEY — Ruby Anderson Fisher, 98, of Mark Street, wife of the late Romie Wilson Fisher, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018.

Born in Oconee County, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Bertha Hann Anderson.

Mrs. Fisher was a homemaker and member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed growing beautiful flowers.

Surviving are her sons, Ronald Gene Fisher of Atlanta, Ga., and Hal Douglas Fisher (Mary Ann) of Conyers, Ga.; grandchildren, Will Fisher, Travis Fisher (Rachel), Dylan Fisher, Chip Fisher (Beth), Michael Fisher (Staci) and Mackenzie Squires (Jamie); great-grandchildren, Joanna, Madeline, Zack, Sydney, Jake, Annika, Emma, Sloan and Beck; and a sister, Retha Wilson of Liberty.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Lydia Blackston, Irona Galloway and Gaynelle Smith; and brothers, Cecil and Edward Anderson.

Graveside services were held on July 13 in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Easley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

The family members will be at their respective homes.

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


LIBERTY — Mary Jo Lesley, 83, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Born in Liberty, she was a daughter of the late James F. and Ellie Bracken Lesley.

She was retired from Ryobi in Pickens. Jo was a longtime member of East Side Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She worked with the senior adults and served in the food pantry. She was also well known for making her wonderful pound cakes for bereaved families and the many people she loved.

Surviving are two sisters, Pat Lesley Carter (Rev. Ralph Carter) of Anderson and Dorothy Lesley Pilgrim of Pickens; and a brother, Wayne Lesley of Athens, Ga. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Hiawatha Lesley, Betty Green and Bobbie Hanna; and five brothers, James J. Lesley, Donald Lesley, Fletcher Lesley, Leroy Lesley and Rev. Wallace “Pete” Lesley.

Funeral services to honor the life of Ms. Lesley were conducted July 13 at East Side Baptist Church by Dr. Rick Lee and Rev. Ralph Carter. Burial followed at Liberty Memorial Gardens.

The family will be at their respective homes. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to East Side Baptist Church, 920 Anderson Drive, Liberty SC 29657.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Frank Cordova

EASLEY — Francisco “Frank” Cordova, 72, husband of Aida Cordova, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Frank was born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, a son of the late Francisco Cordova and the late Carmen Negron Cordova. He was retired from Roadway Express and was a member of Five Point Church in Easley.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Aida; daughter, Michelle Knight (Mark) of Pickens; and grandchildren, Victoria Knight, Jesse Cordova and Frances Sophia Knight. He is also survived by a brother, Edward Cordova of Medford, N.Y., and sister, Tessie Cordova of Puerto Rico.

In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by a son, Francisco Cordova Jr.

The family will greet friends at Dillard Funeral Home Friday, July 20, from 1-2 p.m.

A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting


EASLEY — Jack Wendell Ledford, 86, of 706 Pelzer Highway, Easley, died at home on July 4, 2018.

Born in Liberty, he was the son of the late Lonnie and Pearl Waldrop Ledford. He was in textile management for years, and later while working with an electrical service company, served as state director of the Southeastern Chapter of EASA. Before retiring, he was a property manager for an elderly apartment complex. He was a member of the First Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Vickie (Bill) Swayngham of Easley; grandson, Billy (Summer) Swayngham of Westminster; three great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Norma Jean Martin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Ricky Dean Ledford; and two brothers, Ray and Billy Ledford.

A private memorial service was held July 14 at Brookdale in Easley.

Westville Funeral is assisting with the services.


EASLEY — Prue Lackey, of Easley, passed away on July 2, at his home, surrounded by his children.

Prue was a decorated marksman with the U.S. Army. He was an avid bowler with the Senior League at Tri-City Lanes of Easley.

Prue was a genuine, honest and hardworking man. He never met a stranger and would help anyone out that ever needed a helping hand.

His word was his bond. His life and legacy were a true testament to his character.

Prue was predeceased by his wife, Betty Lackey, on April 17, 2018.

He is survived by his children, Dee Anne Shoenleben (Robbie), Eric Beason (Karen), Dickie Crisp (Kevin) and Dustin Lackey (Brandi).

Prue has eight grandchildren who loved him dearly, Charlie Tinsley (Brittany), Samantha Tinsley, Ian Shoenleben, Abigail Beason, Caleb Lackey, Emily Lackey, Kaden Crisp and Alex Lackey, along with two great-grandchildren, Zoey Bailey and Solomon Tinsley.

Graveside services at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson are to be announced at a later date.

Mountain View Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.


EASLEY — Mr. Robert Max Walker, 78, of Easley, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born on July 5, 1940, in Pickens County, he was the son of the late Willie Lee and Rosa Lee Hannah Walker. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Piedmont and the Bates Masonic Lodge #189 A.F.M. Mr. Walker was retired from the long-haul truck driving industry. He worked for several different trucking companies, including Thurston Motor Lines, WR Grace and TW Owens. He enjoyed watching NASCAR racing and eating peanut M&Ms.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Bell Walker; daughter, Sherri Walker Cox (Daylane); two step-sons, Corbin A. Worley (Kerryellen) and Kelsey G. Worley (Jessica Houston); two brothers, Edward Walker and Harold Walker; and one brother-in-law, Ray Pace.

Mr. Walker was also predeceased by his first wife, Alice Ann Pace Walker; one brother, Billy Walker; and one sister, Edna Mae Lollis.

Funeral services were held July 18 at Dillard Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Dean King officiating.

Burial occurred at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens. Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to the NRA at


CLEMSON — Johnnie Randall Long, 70, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Oconee Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born in Parsons, Tenn., he was a son of the late Gordon and Emma Lou Colwick Long.  John was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and was a professional land surveyor, registered in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. He was a licensed real estate broker and registered forester.  He was in private practice as a surveyor for 35 years in Clemson and Parsons, Tenn., helping to develop many residential and commercial developments in the Western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina areas.  He was owner of Parsons Mini Storage and loved his family farm in the Bible Hill community, where he grew up farming.

Surviving are daughters, Linsay Long of West Hollywood, Calif., and Amy Allaire (John) of Buffalo, N.Y.; brothers, Bob Long and Larry Carrington (Carol) of Jackson, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Drew and Owen Allaire.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, J.A. Carrington.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 19, at Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Family Life Center of the church.

Further services and burial will take place on Saturday at Parsons, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homestead Hospice, Building 1A, Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607 or Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church, 2101 Six Mile Highway, Central, SC 29630.

Condolences may be expressed online at or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central.