Courier Obituaries 9-23-15

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CLEMSON — Carolyn Dame passed quietly the morning of Sept. 14, 2015, after a period of declining health.

[cointent_lockedcontent]Carolyn was born in Hendersonville, N.C., on Sept. 24, 1927, to Lillian Cochran Reed and Elva Clarence Reed, growing up in St. Petersburg, Fla., the second of four sisters. Graduating from Duke University, she became a speech therapist in several school systems in North and South Carolina.

On Aug. 15, 1953, she married Byron Case Dame of Syracuse, N.Y., and together they had many adventures over the next nearly 62 years, residing in Clemson for the last 40 years.

Carolyn was often able to travel throughout the world with Byron during his career, and they continued to travel for pleasure in their retirement, meeting and making friends in many areas throughout the US and Europe.

She enjoyed reading, painting in oils and acrylics, but mostly spending time with friends and family. With a sharp wit, she loved to tease and joke and she will be sorely missed by her children, daughter in-law, grandsons, and other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, and her husband Byron, and survived by her sisters Marian Wright, Pat Patterson (Bill) and Barbara White, son Ron (Jane Robinson) of Asheville, N.C., daughter Elizabeth Dame of Arlington, Va., grandsons James Dame (Erika) and Andrew Dame (Ashley), great-granddaughter, Annabelle, and great-grandson, Forrest.

The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff at Clemson Downs, AnMed Hospital, Dr. Harry Morse and Dr. Glen Quattlebaum, and P.A. Holly Adams, friends Earl and Scooty Burch, Delores Patterson and Wendell Allen, and more whose names are not coming to mind, but are not forgotten, Thank you.

Memorial services were held Sept. 19 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pendleton, with burial following in the churchyard.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Holy Trinity Church, 193 Old Greenville Hwy, Clemson, SC 29631, or any chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

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


GREENVILLE — Ray Cash of Greenville, husband of the late Sue Nelson Cash, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

Born in Oconee County, he was the son of the late John and Rena Cantrell Cash.

Mr. Cash retired from RC Cola Bottling Company at the age of 80 years after 48 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Piedmont Park Baptist Church having served his Lord and Savior there for 56 years.

“Mr. RC” was so loved by everyone he knew and will be remembered always.

Surviving are his sons, John Cash and wife, Susan of Greenville and Jim Harless and wife, Carol of Easley; grandchildren, Steve Harless, Randy Harless, Kristen Cash Pittman and Courtney Cash Driggers; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Vallie Mae Sain of Salem; and a brother, Morris Cash and wife, Betty of Liberty.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by two sisters and six brothers.

Funeral services were held on Sept. 18, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens in Pickens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piedmont Park Baptist Church, 801 Piedmont Park Rd., Greenville, SC 29609.

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


SIX MILE — Thomas Nelson Sargent, 74, of 110 Belle Shoals Road, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at North Greenville Hospital.

Born in Six Mile, he was the widower of Wanda K. Sargent and a son of the late J.C. and Leila Satterfield Sargent.

He retired from Singer, and throughout his life, he enjoyed making porcelain dolls and handcrafted wooden bowls.

Surviving are four sisters, Adola Galloway (Bill) of Pickens, Ruth Galloway of Seneca, Bonnie Lusk of Pickens, and Ellie Mae McRae of Gastonia, N.C.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes Duncan and Caldonia Hooper, and one brother, John Sargent.

Memorial services to honor the life of Mr. Sargent were held Sept. 21 in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.


EASLEY — Mr. Charles E. “Bud” Atkins, 80, formerly of 111 West 7th Ave., Easley, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born in Pickens County, Mr. Atkins was born the son of the late Charlie Wyatt and Zora Mae Suddeth Atkins. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a sister, Clara “Sudie” Aiken of Easley; and his caretakers of eleven years, Judy and his best buddy David Young. In addition to his parents, Mr. Atkins was predeceased by two sisters, Edna Atkins and Thelma Garrick.

Graveside services were held Sept. 20 at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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


PICKENS — Mr. Walter Lonnie Dalton, 67, passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at Hosanna Health and Rehab, Piedmont.

Born in Greenville, the son of the late Marvin Riley “Barlow” and Christine Steadman Dalton, Mr. Dalton retired from Show Pro Entertainment as a security officer, was previously employed with Easley Combined Utilities, and the Easley Fire Department where he served as assistant fire chief. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War, where he received the Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device and the Purple Heart. Lonnie was a member of the Bates Masonic Lodge No. 189 and was a Shriner. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are two sisters, Ann Bayne (Lamar) of Pickens, and Joyce Robinson (Sam) of Seneca; and three grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Dalton was predeceased by a daughter, Andrea Dalton Propes.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road. Interment will follow in the Chapel of Reflections Mausoleum of Robinson Memorial Gardens with military honors.

The family will receive friends from noon until 1:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.

The family is at the home.

Flowers will be accepted and memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or by visiting their website at

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


EASLEY — Mr. Charles Freeman Turner, 72, husband of Ina Mae Fisher Turner, passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at his home.

Born in Spartanburg County, a son of the late Rev. Robert Earl Turner and the late Ola Kimbrell Turner, Mr. Turner retired from Platt Saco-Lowell and was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 28 years, are three brothers, James, Furman and Leland Turner; and three sisters, Ruth Hutchinson, Esther Hutchinson and Mary Spencer. In addition to his parents, Mr. Turner was predeceased by a brother, Alvin Turner.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to PruittHealth Hospice-Anderson, 1510 North Fant Street, Anderson, SC 29621, or by visiting their website

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