Donald Kenneth

Patterson, Sr.

Liberty — Donald Kenneth Patterson, Sr., 77, of 104 Patterson Road died Tuesday at his residence.

Born in Liberty, he was the son of the late Rev. William A. “Tete” and Bertie Dodgens Patterson. He was retired from Platt Saco Lowell and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are five sons, Michael Patterson of Easley, Phillip Patterson of Pickens, Steve Patterson, Leland Patterson and Donnie Patterson, Jr. all of Liberty; three sisters, Bonnie Lowery of Anderson, Verlin Connelly of Pickens and Nancy Sons of Powdersville; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a grandson, Terry Allen Patterson.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mr. Patterson were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial was at Rice’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Floral arrangements are appreciated but memorials are also requested to Pickens County Meals on Wheels: PO Box 1162 Pickens, SC 29671.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Scottie Sargent

Easley — Scottie Junior Sargent of 233 Church Road died Nov. 16, 2010 at his residence in his 44th year.

He was born in Pickens to the late Jack Sargent and Mary Vaughn Sargent. Mr. Sargent formerly worked as an operator at Dayco and was of the Christian faith.

Surviving are his daughter Rosemary Sargent of Liberty; sister Sherri Kelly (Ricky) of Six Mile; niece April Moore (Keith) of Easley; Nephew Jason Kelly (Jennifer) of Easley; great nieces Kacie Smith and Kelsey Moore; great nephew John Timothy Kelly; former wife and special friend Rebecca Sargent Finley of Liberty; step mother Rena Sargent Rowland of Liberty; step brother Tommy Gregory; 2nd mom Mildred Dacus of Easley; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral service 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19 in the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home. Burial in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

A message of condolence may be expressed at

Fred H. Ellison

Easley — Fred H. Ellison, 75, of 112 Camelot Court, husband of Doris Nichols Ellison, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at Rainey Hospice House, Anderson.

Born in Piedmont on September 18, 1935, he was a son of the late Cecil E. and Anita Jones Ellison. He was an Insurance Planning Consultant with Liberty Life and Pilot Life Insurance Companies, a former building inspector with the City of Easley, and a self-employed entrepreneur.  Mr. Ellison was a member of Elljean Baptist Church for some 50 years, having served his church in many capacities including Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, deacon and financial secretary.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home, are a son, Steven H. Ellison (Mary Beth); two brothers, J.M. and David Ellison, and two sisters, Margaret E. McClellan and Sybil E. Ferguson, all of Easley.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ellison was predeceased by a sister, Gertrude Powell, an infant brother, Billy Joe Ellison, and three, brothers-in-law, Edward E. Powell, Houston Matthew (Ted) McClellan and Milton P. Ferguson, Jr.

A service of Death and Resurrection was held in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown Friday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Fowler and the Rev. Ron Bentley officiating.  Interment followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Rainey House for the care and kindness shown to Mr. Ellison, and all those family and friends who assisted the family during Mr. Ellison’s lengthy illness.

Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be sent to the Building Fund of Elljean Baptist Church, 605 Elljean Road, Easley, SC 29640 or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

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


Central — Annie Ruth Williams Evatt, 94, widow of L. O. Evatt, Sr., died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at her residence.

She was born April 5, 1916 in the Lebanon Community, Anderson County to the late Jasper Martin Williams and Annie Moriah Breazeale Williams. She was a retired R.N. who graduated in the 1940 class from the Anderson School of Nursing in Anderson. She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Central, a former Sunday school teacher, Cub Scout den mother, and a former member of the order of The Eastern Star.

Surviving are her sons; William Daniel “Dan” Evatt (Janice) of Central and L.O. “Buddy” Evatt, Jr. of Central; grandchildren, Dana Evatt Sloan (Jason) of Elgin, Kayla Evatt Waldrop (Jon) of Williamston, Ashleigh Evatt, David Evatt, Daniel Evatt, and Paige Evatt all of Central; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Wyatt Sloan of Elgin and Ayden and Avery Waldrop of Williamston.

She was predeceased by siblings Vivian King, Louise Miller, Ellen Haney, and Allen Williams.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home in Central. Burial followed at Oconee Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interim Healthcare Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, SC 29301.

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

Betty Corbin

Liberty — Betty Lou Fleisher Corbin, 79, of 8227 Liberty Highway, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at her residence.

Born in Cave, W.Va. she was a daughter of the late Dennis Brown and Abby Wimer Fleisher. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Liberty United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Jack Corbin of the home; two daughters, Suzanne Rice and Patti Watson both of Liberty; a son, Steve Corbin and his wife Ann of New Orleans, La.; two brothers, Dennis and Thomas Fleisher, both of Stanton, Va.; three grandchildren, Robert Rice and his wife Jessica, Jessica James, and Ryan Corbin and his wife, Lisa; a great granddaughter, Haley James.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a son, Bruce Corbin, and four sisters.

Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Corbin were 2 p.m. Saturday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial was at Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Dellas Bergholm

Easley — Dellas Tremain “Topper” Bergholm, 56, of 125 Boone Drive, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 at McCall Hospice House.

Born in Annapolis Md., a son of the late Norman V. Bergholm, Sr., and the late Rosalena Radant Bergholm, Mr. Bergholm was formerly employed with Earl Scheib Auto Body and Paint Company and was of the Lutheran faith.

Surviving are his wife, Renita Crumpton Bergholm of the home; a daughter, Amy Smith and special friend, Gene Burdette; two brothers, Norman V. Bergholm, Jr., (Bebe) of Cleveland, Ga., and Von Bergholm of Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Carrolle Walker of Atlanta; his mother-in-law, Beulah Crumpton of Greenville; a special former sister-in-law, Pat LeRoy of Easley; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, 15 nieces and nephews, 19 great-nieces and nephews, and 14 great-great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bergholm was predeceased by a nephew, Robert Bergholm.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to McCall Hospice House, 1836 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.

The family is at the home of Pat LeRoy, 677 Robert P. Jeans Road, Easley, SC 29640.

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

Luella Cox Hood

Easley — Luella Cox Hood, 81 of Easley, wife of the late Henry Earl Hood, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 at her home.

Mrs. Hood was born April 26, 1929 in Easley a daughter of the late George Cox and the late Viola Traynham Cox. She was a graduate of Easley High School and attended Lander College. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, George Hood and wife Donna; daughter, Susan Tate and husband Rick all of Easley; grandchildren, Zachary Hood, Tyler Hood, Amanda Foster, Jessica Merck, and Audrey Tate; great-grandchildren, Ella Beth Foster, and London Foster.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Hood was predeceased by her sister, Georgia Cox Norton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 24 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown with the Rev. Mark Ford officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Road Baptist Church 160 Cross Roads Church Rd. Easley, SC 29640.

The family would like to thank the special caregivers for their compassionate care and friendship over the past six years. The family would also like to express thanks to Gentiva Hospice.

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

Linda E. Mann

Clemson — Linda Elledge Mann, 90, of 500 Downs Loop and widow of David Harold Mann died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at her residence.

Born in Laurens County, she was a daughter of the late S. Earl and Bernice Rush Elledge.  Linda was a retired staff assistant in the Clemson University Provost Office and was a member of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church.  She attended Erskine College.

Surviving are two sons, David H. Mann Jr. and wife, Libby of Clemson; and Daniel Earl Mann of Australia; two daughters, Jane Mann of Greenville; and Martha Mann Baker of Central; two sisters, Wanda Gore of Weaverville, N.C.; and Jane Hopf of San Diego, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Mischa Mann; Nikki Mann; Josh Mann; Danielle Baker; and Eli Somerfleck.

Graveside services were 11 a.m., Monday in Old Stone Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, 101 Edgewood Drive, Clemson, SC 29631 or to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.

Condolences may be expressed online at or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, 108 Cross Creek Road, Central, SC 29630.