Obituaries for week of December 8

Mary M. Weeks
Central — Mary Mattison Weeks, 72, of 154 Briarcliff Road and wife of William J. Weeks, Jr., died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 at her residence.
Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late James Christopher and Lucile Heckle Mattison.  Mrs. Weeks earned a B.A. degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. and a B.A. degree from Clemson University.  She was the author and publisher of three devotional books, Doorknobs, Cups and Saucers and Through It All.   She was a homemaker, a substitute teacher and a member of Walhalla Presbyterian Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, William J. Weeks, III of Clemson; Charles R. Weeks of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and Dr. David Champ Weeks of Biloxi, Miss.; a brother, Edward Clifton Mattison of Anderson; a sister, Sue Minton Mattison of Dahlonega, Ga.; and a granddaughter, Mary Mattison Weeks.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, James Ralph Mattison.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m., Friday at Walhalla Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Vincent Alig officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 390 Keowee Road, Seneca, SC 29672, or to WMUU Radio Station, 920 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC 29609.
Condolences may be expressed online at or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central-Clemson Commons.

Clarence Lollis
Liberty — Clarence Leroy Lollis, 80, of 1001 Winding Creek Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Anderson County, a son of the late William Rufus and Lillian Sargent Lollis. Mr. Lollis retired from Piedmont Mechanical and was a member of Fellowship Community Church. He was also a member of the Judson Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are a daughter, Regina Ann Denton of Liberty; two grandchildren, Tonya Michelle Harris and Sammy Olin McClain, Jr.; and four great-grandchildren, Jonathan Weaver, Madison Harris, Destiny McClain, and Logan Harris.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, Fred Lollis.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial followed in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Pelzer.
Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.

Deborah Roach
Easley — Deborah Fisher Roach, 59, of 505 Jessica Court, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at her home.
Born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Edward and Eunice Belk Fisher, Mrs. Roach retired from the Pickens County Library System and was of the Baptist faith. She will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her husband, Michael Terry Roach of the home; a son, Chris Fisher of Easley; a daughter, Kayla McCollum of Easley; two sisters, Donna Garrett of Easley and Rita Hughes of Tybee Island, Ga.; two step-daughters, Gidget Jones and Chasity Rosemond, both of Conestee; seven grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. 
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Roach was predeceased by a brother, Jerry Fisher.
Her life was celebrated at a memorial service which was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at her residence.
Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.

Betty O. Cantrell
Central — Betty Owen Cantrell,76, of 212 Mountain View Drive and widow of Johnny Cantrell, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at the Rainey Hospice House of Anderson.
Born in LaFrance, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Christine Head Owen.  She was a retired employee of Michelin, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Freedom Fellowship Church.
Surviving are a son, John Richard (Richie) Cantrell, Jr. and wife, Missy; and two daughters, Deedee Cantrell and Barbara Gillespie all of Central; three grandchildren, Briana Barrett and husband, Michael; Brooke Cantrell;  and John Richard (Trey) Cantrell III; and one great-grandchild, James Michael (J-Mike) Barrett.
Funeral services were 2:30 p.m., Sunday at Freedom Fellowship Church. Burial followed in Memory Gardens in Clemson.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
Condolences may be expressed online at or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home.

Kenneth Stansell

Easley — Kenneth LaFoy Stansell, beloved husband of Catherine Corn Stansell, died peacefully Dec. 3, 2010 at Westside Living Center in his 90th year.
He was born in Pickens County to the late Jackson Keith Stancell and Winnie Chappell Stancell. Mr. Stansell was a retired superintendent from Sloan Construction Company, a devoted member of Park Street Baptist Church and an honorably discharged and decorated WWII veteran of the U.S. Army.
Surviving in addition to his wife are son Keith Stansell (Mary) of Charleston; daughters Delores Stansell Pearson (Jerry) of Oakwood, Ga., and Ann Stansell Johnson (Ken) of Waleska, Ga.; grandchildren Tracy Gasull (Tony), Heather Taylor, Cassie Field (Mike), Sara Stansell, Lee Judy, and Wade Judy; great grandchildren Hannah, Rebecca and Andrew Gasull, Lacey and Brooklyn Field; brothers Houston Stancell and Roy Stancell; sister Kate Stancell Carmen.
In addition to his parents he was preceded by wives Gladys Tompkins Stansell and Elisabeth Bumgardner Stansell; four brothers, and four sisters.
Funeral service 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7 in the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home. Burial with military honors in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pickens. Pallbearers Scott Stancell, Steve Owens, Rudy Stancell, Aron Collins, Derrill Owens, and Larry Owens.
Flowers are accepted and appreciated.
A message of condolence may be expressed at

Mac Garrett
Easley — Samuel “Mac” Garrett, 66, of 204 Joan Drive, husband of Floree Cantrell Garrett, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010.
Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Edna Bolding Garrett. Mr. Garrett was the owner of Donnie’s Taxi in Easley. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, The Golden Rule Sunday School Class, and Joe’s Ice Cream Parlor Coffee Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 48 years, are three children, Kela Garrett Stewart (Eddie) of Rock Hill, Kelli Garrett of Charleston, and Thomas Mac Garrett (Ann) of Easley; two grandsons, Mitchell Garrett Stewart (Lianne) of Fort Mill and Dylan Preston Stewart of Rock Hill. Also surviving are three sisters, Della Black (Jack) of Pickens, Ladelle Boggs (Lloyd) of Greenwood and Sandy Phillips (Clyde) of Easley; a brother, Pat Garrett (Karen) of Salt Lake City, Utah; and a sister-in-law, Jenny M. Garrett of Greenville.
Mr. Garrett was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Charles Garrett.
A celebration of Mac’s life was held on Monday, Dec. 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens. Burial followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Rainey Hospice House, 1835 Rogers Rd Anderson, SC 29621.
Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

Tabatha Kelley
Central — Tabatha Renee Kelley, 14, of 946 Norris Highway, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born in Easley, she was a 9th grade student at Liberty High School. She was involved with competition cheerleading at Carolina Power Tumbling in Easley, and loved animals. She attended Fellowship Community Church.
Surviving are mother & father, Priscilla and Jason Sutherland; two brothers, A.J. Kelley and Cody Sutherland of the home; a sister, Mariah Copping of Liberty; grandparents, Marion & Vickie Rollins of Central; a great grandmother, Nettie Mae Rollins of Central; several aunts and uncles, Lesley Rollins, Blair & Pam Bethke, Andy Branyon, Kevin Branyon, Chris Branyon, Jeff Martin, Shane Sutherland, Jamie Sutherland, Tonya Franklin, and Heather Manley; and numerous special friends.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Tabatha will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be at Faith Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at the mortuary.
The family will be at the home of her great grandmother, Nettie Rollins, 945 Norris Highway, Central, SC.
In lieu of flowers memorials in Tabatha’s memory are requested to the Pickens County Humane Society, 500 Five Forks Road, Liberty SC 29657.
Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements.