Obituaries for the week of March 2

Grady C. Green
Easley — Grady Charles Green, 53, of Easley, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.
Born in Greenville County, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Freda Alexander Green. Mr. Green was employed with Michelin (MARC) for 33 years. He was a member of Blue Ridge View Baptist Church.
Surviving are his children, Alicia (Ryan) Kidd, of Kingsland, Ga.; and Brandon Green, of Easley; and a sister, Sharon B. Green of Simpsonville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Dillard Funeral Home. Burial followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Online registry available at

Dove Henry Pate, Sr.
Clemson — Dove Henry (DH) Pate died at home Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 with his wife Marian and son Henry at his side.
Born to Dr. Charles and Penelope Pate on Jan. 20, 1919, DH grew up in Scranton, and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1939.  After graduation DH moved to Charleston, where he worked at Cameron and Barkley until he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. When he received orders for the Pacific Theater, his fiance Marian met him in Wyoming, and they married 10 days before he left for Pearl Harbor.  After the war DH returned to Charleston, living there until his move to Clemson, in 2006. He was the secretary/treasurer of Gas Engine and Electric Company from 1945 until 1983. In the Air Force Reserve for more than 30 years, he retired as a colonel. He was a member of Strict Observance Lodge and was a 32nd degree Mason.  After retirement he had an active volunteer life, serving as Sunday School teacher and deacon at Ashley River Baptist Church in Charleston, helping with Meals on Wheels, and guiding tours at Middleton Plantation and Charleston’s historic homes.
He is survived by his wife Marian of more than 68 years; his sons, Henry (Nancy) and Charles (Nell); two grandchildren, David Pate (Tanisha) and Dana Pate Pickens (Charles); and five great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his parents, three brothers, and a sister. 
Funeral services were held at Clemson First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, with interment at the family Cemetery in Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund at Clemson First Baptist Church.
The family gives special thanks to Tee Grate who lovingly cared for DH in his last two months as well as to Hospice of the Foothills.
Condolences may be expressed online at or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, SC.


Diane C. Robinson
Pickens — Diane Carol Austin Robinson, 55, of 122 Tall Oaks Lane, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at her home.
Born in New York, she was the daughter of the late Ivison and Elizabeth Hurley Austin. Mrs. Robinson was a Certified Nursing Assistant with Rosemond Living Center in Pickens.
Surviving is her husband, Ricky Ray Robinson, of the home; a daughter, Crystal Townsend of Pickens. She will be missed by her loving brothers, sisters, family and friends.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Flowers appreciated or memorials may be made to Piedmont Hospice, 1865 E. Main St., Suite F, Duncan, SC 29334.
Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

Trinity Alyssa Patterson
Liberty — Trinity Alyssa Patterson, infant daughter of Chad and Jessica Patterson, died on Feb. 23, 2011.
Those left to mourn Trinity’s passing are her parents, her grandparents, Jess (Tammy) Greene; Jennifer Segars; Evelyn Patterson; and her sister Adara Rachelle Patterson.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Carl Patterson.
Graveside services were held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Rice’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
“This is for all the caterpillars that never became butterflies and for all the butterflies that never felt the wind in their wings and for all the hearts that had hopes and dreams of a wondrous flight together.”
Online registry available at

Marvin H. Kelley
Liberty — Marvin Homer Ross Kelley, 74, of 512 E. Main Street, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at Cannon Memorial Hospital.
Born in the Newry Community of Oconee County he was the widower of Vivian Elrod Kelley and a son of the late Homer and Leah Bottoms Kelley. Mr. Kelley was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during the Korean War, and later served as District 4 Chaplain of the Disabled American Veterans. Throughout his lifetime he owned and operated numerous businesses including, Kelley’s Drive in Central, Tiger Den in Clemson, Coneross Fish Lodge in Seneca, 93 Fish Camp in Central, and The Arc in Central.
Surviving are two daughters, Vickie Foxx of Liberty, Wanda Kaltenbach of Pennsylvania; beloved friend and companion, Thelma Whitaker; two sisters, his twin, Margaret Godbee, and Joyce Cantrell both of Easley; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a step son, Michael Spearman.
Funeral services to honor the life of Mr. Kelley will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial with Masonic Rites and military honors will be at Memory Gardens in Clemson.
The family will be at the home. Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Ronald Patterson
Liberty — Ronald Harold Patterson, 56, of 25 Alexander Street, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at Baptist Easley Hospital.
Born in Liberty he was a son of the late Robert Elford and Mary Lois Nalley Patterson.
Surviving are a son, Shane Patterson of Liberty; a sister, Linda Pressley and her husband Wayne of Liberty; a brother, Bobby Patterson and his wife Cathy of Pickens; three nephews, Travis Patterson, and Joey and Danny Pressley; a niece, Rhonda Veit.
Memorial services to honor the life of Mr. Patterson were 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas TX 75231-9986.
Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Daryl Ayers Boyd
Easley — Daryl Ayers Boyd, 56, of Easley, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at her residence.
Ms. Boyd was born in York County, a daughter of Darrell and Wilma Graham Ayers. She was a homemaker.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a son, Heath Hamacher; daughter, Jeri Hamacher; sister, Lisa Ayers; and one grandchild, Darian Hamacher.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill.
Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, which is assisting the family.

EASLEY — Keelan Preston Cruz Odom, 10, of 212 Addington Drive, son of Sabrina Michelle Fuller and Joe Wesley Kelley, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 in Anderson County.
Born in Anderson County, he was a fourth grade student at Crosswell Elementary School in Easley and attended Oak Hill United Methodist Church. He loved to play baseball and football and attending Clemson football games with his Papa.
Surviving are his mother of the home; father of Slabtown; brothers Chase Odom of Williamston, James Nicholas Jordan, Jr. of the home, and Joseph Kelley of Boiling Springs; sister Selena Kelley of Slabtown; and maternal grandparents Clay and Pat Cantrell of Williamston.
Memorial services will be 6 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allan Burden officiating.
The family is at the home of his grandparents, Clay and Pat Cantrell, 57 Allie Campbell, Williamston, SC 29697 and will receive friends at the church following the memorial service.
Condolences can be sent at

Lee Stewart
Liberty — Edward Lee Stewart, Jr., 46, of 780 Five Forks Road, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at his home.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 2 at 3 p.m. in the mausoleum chapel of Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the mausoleum chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lee Stewart Memorial Fund c/o Dillard Funeral Home, 2402 Gentry Memorial Hwy., Pickens, SC 29671.

Butch Yount
Pickens — Malcolm Verlin “Butch” Yount, 44, of Wolfcreek School Road, Pickens died on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 after a brief battle with cancer.
Born in Greenville County to Barbara Southerland Yount, he attended Pickens High School and was an avid sports fan. He served as umpire from 1996 to 2006 for local divisions of Babe Ruth, high school, junior college and college baseball and softball.
He is survived by his daughters Megan Yount of Pickens, Halee Yount of Union, his mother Barbara Yount of Pickens, his sister Tonya Robinson (David) of Pickens, and nieces Taylor and Caroline Grace.
A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 in the Chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens with Pastor Chuck Atkins officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
The family is at the home of Tonya Robinson, 138 Eastview Drive, Pickens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1990 Auguata Street, Greenville, SC 29605.
A message of condolence may be expressed to the Yount family by visiting

Sylvester Parker
Easley — William Sylvester Parker, 89, of 150 Bagwell Street, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at Baptist Easley Hospital.
Born in Transylvania County, N.C., a son of the late William Arthur and Carrie Louise McCall Parker, Mr. Parker retired as a supervisor in textiles and was a member of Jones Avenue Baptist Church where he belonged to the Golden Years Sunday School Class. He served with the coast artillery in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Duncan Parker of the home; a step-son, James Michael Whitmire of Cedartown, Ga.; a step-daughter, Wanda Gail Smith of Easley; a brother, Leonard Parker of Simpsonville; a sister, Dollie Bagwell of Pickens; eight step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Parker was predeceased by three brothers, Earl, Rev. A.G. and J.B. Parker, and by two sisters, Marie Garrett and Effie Nix.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown with the Rev. Dr. Roger Couch and the Rev. Charlie Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
The Golden Years Sunday School Class will serve as honorary escorts.
Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, prior to the service.
The family is at the residence.
Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.