Obituaries for the week of April 6

Ted B. Tallman
Six Mile — Theodore Burt “Ted” Tallman, 67, of 150 Yvonne Drive died Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Born Oct. 18, 1943 in Plattsburgh, N.Y., he was the son of the late Ernest and Evelyn Stone Tallman. Mr. Tallman was retired from Mac Steel in Greenville. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and attended Winding Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving is his wife, Shelby Revis Tallman, of the home, six sons, Michael, Dennis Richie, Edwin, Ron, and Ted Tallman; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Derosa of New York.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Ernest Arnold Tallman.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, April 2 at 4 p.m. in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens
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Bennie Lee Stancil
Pickens — Bennie Lee Stancil, 71, of 263 Windtree Ridge, died Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Cannon Memorial Hospital.
Born in Pickens County, Bennie was a son of the late James Leo and Maybelle Hayes Stancil.  He was a self-employed handyman and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Posey Stancil of the home; son, Ronnie Lee Stancil of the home; brother, Kenneth Stancil of Central; sisters, Emma Gillespie of Anderson, Margaret Piche of Inman and Viola Reed of Bland, Va; grandsons, Cody Raines and Steven Stancil; and great-grandson, Zane Stancil.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Mildred McCall, Lucille Manley, Edna McCall and Ethel Brewer.
Memorial services were 2 p.m., Thursday at Refuge Baptist Church in Central.
Condolences may be expressed online at or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central.

Lewis Earl Crowe
Marietta — Lewis E. Crowe, 76, husband of Lucille Hogsed Crowe, died Thursday, March 31, 2011 at his home.
Born in Williamston a son of the late Cresswell and Sallie Mae Kilby Crowe, Mr. Crowe is a graduate of Williamston High School, A U. S. Navy Veteran, having been stationed in Guam and San Diego. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Crowe was affiliated with La Mesa, California Police Department for nine years; Shoney’s Restaurants, Grady Miller Honda and was owner and operator of Sani Brite of Greenville. As a bluegrass musician; mandolin, fiddle and guitar, music was a tremendous part of his life. A teacher of music, thru the years he taught children, youth and adults this wonderful art! Mr. Crowe helped in the organization of the YAMS (Young Appalachian Musicians) now taught in schools in Pickens County. The greatest thing he did was love the Lord. A member of Oolenoy Baptist for 20 years. Rejoice; rejoice he’s gone home to be with the Lord.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, of the home, children; Tanya (Michael) Lee of Easley, Shawna (Mark) Shirley of Simpsonville, Michelle (Gregg) Grimaldo of Jamul, California, step children; Jimmy Johnson of Marietta, Bobby Johnson of Easley, Donna Carswell of Texas, Nancy (Jeff) Trotter of Easley, nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters and Sandra Crowe of Fountain Inn.
Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2 in the funeral home chapel officiated by the Revs. Tommy Howard, Derrell Robinson, and Dwight Edens.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in his honor and memory can be made to YAMS, c/o Betty McDaniel, 792 Holly Springs Road, Pickens, South Carolina 29671.
Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

Floyd Reid
Easley — Floyd Izer Reid, 82 of 100 Brookway Drive and husband of Mary Lois Burrell Reid, died, Thursday, March 31, 2011 at his home.
Floyd was born in Transylvania County, N.C. a son of the late Will and Ressie Reid. He was retired from the U. S. Army following a distinguished career where he was awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. Floyd also retired from Daniel Construction Company. He was a member of Jones Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife is a son Corey M. Reid of Easley and daughters Pamela Reid, Donna Burrell & Wayne, and Sandra Chappell all of Pickens, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a brother Claude Reid & Jo Ann of Pickens and special friend Lisa Waldrop.
In addition to his parents, Floyd was preceded in death by his beloved pet Paco, five brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Monday, April 4 in the Chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens with the Rev. Roger Todd, and the Rev. Rick Millwood officiating. Burial with full Military Honors followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Dr. Roger Couch officiating.
A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Gentiva Hospice of Greenville, and his caregivers Lorraine, Lisa, Louise, and David.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Miracle Ministries, PO Box 2546, Greenville, SC 29602

Arlene H. Cooper
Easley — Arlene Harrison Cooper, 66, of 216 Pine Road, died Saturday, April 2, 2011 at her residence.
Mrs. Cooper was born in Anderson County, a daughter of the late Frank Cely and Mary Louree Harrison. She was a graduate of Carolina High School and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mrs. Cooper was a career missionary for 33 years having served in Costa Rica and the Republic of Panama and was a member of Siloam Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Jackie Cooper of the home; three sons, Donnie Cooper of Greenville, Andy Cooper (Lydia) of Mauldin and Allen Cooper (Susan) of Dacusville; two sisters, Annette Barr (Ken) of Powdersville and Lora Bridges (Tommy) of Powdersville; five grandchildren, Ashley, Emma, Maria, Sarah and Hannah Cooper.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 at Siloam Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Escort of Honor will be the Arlene Cooper Group.
Memorials may be made to Harmony Care Hospice, 107 Lovett Drive, Greenville, SC 29607.
Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, which is assisting the family.

Ruby Brown
Six Mile — Ruby Riggins Brown, 87, of 800 Kelly Mill Road, died Friday, April 1, 2011 at Baptist Easley Hospital.
Born in Pickens, she was the wife of John Earl Brown, Sr. for almost 71 years and a daughter of the late Glen Craig and Bula Murphree Riggins. She was retired from Sangamo Electric and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren as well as farming, sewing, quilting and baking. She was a member of Prater’s Creek Baptist Church where she attended the Minnie Entrekin Sunday School Class.
Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are; two daughters, Wanda Scales and her husband Larry of Spartanburg and Betty McCord and her husband Pat of Cedar Bluff, Ala.; a son, John Earl Brown, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Central; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Reba Duckworth; and a brother Harold Riggins.
Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Brown were held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Floral arrangements are appreciated, but memorials may also be made to Prater’s Creek Baptist: 621 Prater’s Creek Road, Pickens, SC 29671. Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.