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Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

More than 100 years of service

Family-owned and operated since 1875, Robinson offers funeral, burial, and cremation services in four locations throughout the Upstate. Taking care of our clients is what we do best. We can help at all stages of the funeral process, from preplanning to probate and insurance issues.

A tradition of caring, serving, and supporting
At Robinson, we’re more than just another funeral home. We’ve been a part of the community for more than a hundred years, and our mission has always been to take care of our clients in their time of need. We’re your friends and neighbors, and we’re here when you need us.

With you every step of the way
When you choose Robinson, we’re with you from start to finish, from planning a funeral to tying up the loose ends in the days after. Our caring and compassionate staff will guide you through the funeral process and help honor your loved one with dignity and respect. We’ll take care of all the details so you can focus on your family in your time of grief.

Our Obituaries

Richard Alan Littleton

January 8, 1955 - January 17, 2022

Richard A. Littleton Clemson, SC Richard Alan Littleton passed January 18, 2022 at Rainey Hospice House Anderson. He is predeceased by his father, James H Littleton Sr, his mother Evelyn D Littleton and his brother, James H "Spider" Littleton, Jr. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Jacque Littleton and his extensive family (including Treka, Abby, Latoya, Shelby Thomas and "Brit-Brit...
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Donald Gregory Boggs

November 26, 1958 - January 14, 2022

Beloved father, grandfather, son, brother, teacher, principal, coach, and friend, Don Boggs, 63, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2022. Don had suffered from stage four esophageal cancer, as diagnosed in April 2021. Born to Gloria Holladay Boggs and James Franklin (Frank) Boggs of Central, Don is survived by both parents, his brothers Mike Boggs and Fred Boggs, his children Jason Boggs,...
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Billy Franklin McCall, Sr.

October 12, 1942 - January 14, 2022

Billy Franklin McCall, Sr., 79, of Liberty, husband of Helen Porter McCall, passed away January 14, 2022. Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late John T. and Inez Galloway McCall. Billy was a member of Hepsibah Baptist Church. He retired as a Loom Fixer from JP Stevens. Billy was a forty year member of Central Lodge, #229 A.F.M and enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles, cars and being...
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James Larry Josey

February 19, 1935 - January 14, 2022

Beloved husband, father, grand-father, great-grandfather, teacher, and friend, Dr. James "Larry" Josey, 86, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2022. Born in Laurel, MS, he was the only child of the late Fred and Lurlene Matthews Josey. Larry received his BS and PhD from Mississippi State University and his Masters from LSU. He spent two years with the Army Corp of Engineers, twenty years...
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Stephany Rush Grace

July 12, 1939 - January 14, 2022

Beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, Stephany Rush Grace, ended her journey here with us on Friday, January 14, 2022. She began here life in Decatur, IL in 1939, and she enjoyed her pre-school days on a family farm in rural Indiana. Her parents, the late Dr. John M. & Thelma B. Rush relocated to Clemson (along with her late brother Patrick A. Rush), and she began her long connections to...
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Carolyn Ferguson Fowler

July 1, 1938 - January 13, 2022

Carolyn Ferguson Fowler, 83, went home to be with her Lord & Savior on Thursday January 13, 2022. She was born on July 1, 1938 and was the only child of James Gordon Ferguson and Eunice Meeks Ferguson. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, doting grandmother and adoring great grandmother. She dearly loved spending time with her family, church family and her Clemson family. She is survived by...
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Terry L. Bryant

June 11, 1959 - January 8, 2022

Terry Lee Bryant, 62, husband of Karen Nations Bryant, entered Heavens gates Saturday, January 8, 2022 surrounded by loving family. He was born in Seneca June 11, 1959, a son of James C. and Evelyn Alexander Bryant. Terry attended ALIVE Wesleyan in Central. After receiving his associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Tri County Technical College Terry went to work for Duke...
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Robert Charles Cooksey

March 3, 1935 - January 3, 2022

Robert C. Cooksey, 86, of Anderson, husband of the late Delva Ann Cooksey, passed away January 3, 2022. Born in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of the late R. Nelson and Katherine Keller Cooksey. Bob received his B.S. in Industrial Education from Ball State University and his Ed.D in Industrial Technology Education from The University of Maryland. Dr. Cooksey retired as a professor and...
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Antoinette S. Ragsdale

May 23, 1924 - January 2, 2022

Antoinette S. Ragsdale, 97, widow of Edward V. Ragsdale, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 2, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born May 23, 1924, the daughter of James and Lucille Smith Sease. Antoinette moved in with her son and his wife, Florence when Vernon passed away, where they were able to care for her. She is survived by a son, Edward Ragsdale, Jr. and his wife,...
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Edwin Roy Lashley, Jr.

February 7, 1937 - December 28, 2021

Edwin Roy "Ed" Lashley, Jr., 84, of Clemson, husband of Elizabeth "Libba" Lynch Lashley for 60 years, passed away December 28, 2021. Born in Winston-Salem, NC, he was the son of the late Edwin Sr. and Vera Copeland Lashley. Ed graduated high school in Greensboro, NC, attended NC State, and received his Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Clemson University. Ed owned and operated his...
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Mary Allen Senn

December 19, 1927 - December 28, 2021

Mary Allen Senn (Tanner), 94, of Clemson, wife of the late Louie Hampton Senn, Jr., passed away December 28, 2021. Born in Wadesboro, NC, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Ottie Holt Allen. She received her bachelor's degree in Home Economics from UNC Greensboro and was an educator in Nash County, NC and Pickens County, SC. She was a member of Clemson United Methodist Church. ...
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Michael Wayne Wyatt

March 31, 1951 - December 24, 2021

Michael Wayne Wyatt, 70, of Central, husband to Cindy Wyatt, passed away peacefully in his sleep early in the morning of December 24, 2021. Born in Shreveport, LA, he was the son of the late Bob and Shirley Dixon Wyatt. Mike was a Public Accountant, member of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) and an avid Duke Blue Devils fan. If you ever had the opportunity to meet Mike, he...
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Billy F. Brock

June 13, 1933 - December 24, 2021

Billy Frank Brock or "Papa Bill" was born in Pendleton on June 13, 1933. Bill lived in Pendleton all 88 years of his life on the same stretch of road. After high school, he joined the US Army and was stationed in Germany during peace time, until he was later discharged. He then worked at J.P. Stevens until beginning his 26-year career at Clemson University. He worked in purchasing and...
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James Casey Rhodes

August 15, 1975 - December 21, 2021

James Casey Rhodes, 46, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at AnMed Health Center in Anderson. He was born in Anderson August 15, 1975 the son of Ricky and Brenda Cantrell Rhodes. Casey was an arborist by trade, but he enjoyed drag racing and especially liked travelling with Jennifer and the kids to explore new places, and he liked eating. He loved his family – his family meant...
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Patricia Walker Wannamaker, PhD

May 6, 1929 - December 21, 2021

Patricia Walker Wannamaker, PhD, 92, widow of John Murray Wannamaker passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Clemson Downs. Pat was born in Bishopville, SC, a daughter of the late George E. and Eva Galloway Walker. She was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and earned her PhD from LSU. She was a longtime teacher at Clemson University and was the founder of the Language and...
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James Walker Hunter

December 23, 1930 - December 19, 2021

James Walker Hunter, 90, of Central, passed away December 19, 2021. Born in Central, he was the son of the late John Curtis and Sara Satterfield Hunter. Mr. Hunter enjoyed splitting firewood to burn in his wood stove during the winter. James is survived by his sister, Ruth Reynolds of Central. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Mr. Hunter was...
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Johnny Clifford Barton

March 10, 1956 - December 17, 2021

Johnny Clifford Barton, 65, of Central, husband of Rhonda Barton, passed away December 17, 2021. Born in Greer, SC, he was the son of the late John "Jake" and Elizabeth Gosnell Barton. Johnny retired as a Buyer with CRG Recycling. He loved his family and the time spent with them. He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Rhonda Watson Barton; sons, David Barton (Melissa) of Inman and...
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Edward C. Ringmeier, Jr.

May 17, 1960 - December 16, 2021

Edward Charles Ringmeier, Jr., 61, passed away unexpectedly Thursday December 16, 2021. He was born May 17, 1960, in Chicago, a son of Edward Charles Ringmeier and Janie Daniel Lagarda. Ed enjoyed working with his hands, and found great satisfaction being a carpenter. He's even been to South America on a short-term missions trip to help build a church there. He loved traveling around the...
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Susie B. Smoak

December 2, 1923 - December 16, 2021

Susie Betsill Smoak, 98, passed away December 16 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, South Carolina. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6 at Pendleton Presbyterian Church. DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THE FAMILY REQUESTS THAT FACIAL COVERINGS BE USED FOR THE SERVICE IN THE CHURCH. Susie was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on December 2, 1923 to Alice...
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Charles Smith Hunter

May 22, 1922 - December 16, 2021

Charles Smith Hunter of 201 Brook St., Clemson, SC, died on December 16, 2021. He was born on May 22, 1922 in Griffin, GA, to Bony Morris Hunter and Laura May Smith. He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Miriam Kaufold Hunter. His survivors include two daughters, Patricia Smith of Highlands, NC and Laura Heavner (Chris) of Clemson, SC; six grandchildren: Greg Smith (Caroline) of...
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Cheryl Diane Nix

November 9, 1956 - December 15, 2021

Cheryl Diane Nix, 65, of Pelzer, wife to Michael L. Nix, passed away December 15, 2021. Born in Redondo Beach, CA, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Betty Anders Brown. Cheryl grew up in Greenville, graduating from Carolina High School. She was a substitute teacher with Anderson School District 1. Cheryl was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, where she taught Training Union and was...
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Felix H. Toney

May 13, 1938 - December 10, 2021

Felix Hugo Toney, 83, of Clemson, husband to Jayne Workman Toney, passed away December 10, 2021. Raised in Greenwood, SC, he was the son of the late Henry Hugo Toney and Ruth Gregory Toney. Felix was a 1960 graduate of Clemson University. He spent his life supporting and cheering for his Alma Mater. After graduating from Clemson, Felix joined the Army Reserves which he served for several...
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Delva Ann Cooksey

April 13, 1936 - December 7, 2021

Delva Ann Cooksey, 85, of Anderson, wife to Robert Charles Cooksey, passed away December 7, 2021. Born in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of the late Delver and Isabelle Welling Carder. She received her bachelor and master's degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University and worked as an Elementary School Reading Specialist. She was a primary school teacher for many years,...
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Richard D. "Rick" Powell

September 10, 1955 - December 7, 2021

Richard D. "Rick" Powell Anderson, SC Richard David "Rick" Powell, 66, husband of Lou Anne Brown Powell passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Rick was born in Greenville, SC, a son of the late Bruce and Nan Edwards Powell. He attended the Tamassee-Salem D.A.R. School and was a 1973 graduate of Liberty High School. Rick was a lifetime auto enthusiast...
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Betty Jo Elliott

September 2, 1938 - December 5, 2021

Betty Jo Elliott, 83, widow of Mack V. Elliott, Korean War veteran, died surrounded by her loving family Sunday, December 5, 2021. She was born in Westminster, SC on September 2, 1938, the daughter of William and Omie (Burton) Durham. Betty raised her family with love and worked as a textile worker at JP Stevens—Clemson, and then with her husband, went on to own a business (Mac's Grocery) in...
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Joan Anderson Steadman

May 3, 1932 - December 3, 2021

Joan Marie Anderson Steadman, 89, of Clemson, wife to the late Mark Sidney Steadman, Jr., passed away peacefully late morning on Friday, December 3rd. She had her two surviving sons – Wade Hopkins Steadman and Todd Anderson Steadman – by her side and was under the capable and compassionate care of the staff at The Rainey House at Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson, SC. She was pre-deceased...
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Paul Alexander Maw

January 28, 1950 - December 3, 2021

Paul Alexander Maw, 71, of Liberty, husband to Brenda B. Maw, passed away December 3, 2021. Born in Pelzer, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Mary Frances Wilhoit Maw. Mr. Maw proudly served his country in the United States Army, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 after twenty-one years of service. During his military career he served in Vietnam and spent two tours in Germany. He is a...
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Mary Ann Normanly

June 14, 1929 - December 2, 2021

Mary Ann Normanly of Clemson, 92, wife of the late Richard L. Normanly, entered eternal rest Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Easley Place. She died peacefully in her sleep and was called home to be with Jesus. Mrs. Normanly had a long, fulfilling career into her 70's as a home health aide for DHEC. She was a member of Pendleton United Methodist Church. Surviving her are a brother Peter O...
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Janet Scott Batson

May 23, 1944 - November 24, 2021

Janet Scott Batson Central, SC Barbara Janet Scott Batson, 77, widow of Jack Batson passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at her home. She was born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Jason Scott and Edna Hopkins Scott Childress. She was a homemaker and she enjoyed camping and arts & crafts. Surviving are her daughters, Cynthia (Robert De Young) Bradburn, Deborah Scott and...
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Daniel T. Burchett

March 28, 1962 - November 24, 2021

Daniel Troy Burchett, husband of Jackie Burchett, of Easley passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 24, 2021. There will be a memorial service at a later date.
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Timothy M. Enright

April 11, 1990 - November 24, 2021

Timothy Michael Enright, 31, of Central, SC, formerly of Randolph, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 24, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Spena Celeste, their children, Kairi Leilah and River Astrid; mother, Mia Zoino; father, Mike Enright; brother, Brian Enright; and very many loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A 2008 graduate of Cardinal Spellman H.S. in Brockton,...
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William E. "Bill" West

September 15, 1936 - November 21, 2021

William E. "Bill" West, 85, of Clemson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Born in Vinton County, OH, September 15, 1936 to Lewis and Opal West. He graduated McArthur High School in 1954 and attended Ohio University on a full scholarship, where he majored in Industrial Education and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. While attending Summer School, he met his wife, Sharon,...
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Molly G. Hampton

November 21, 2021

Molly Whitcomb Griffin Hampton was born in 1936 to John C. and Vera M. Griffin in Anderson, SC. She graduated from Belton High School in 1954, and then attended Anderson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1957 as a Registered Nurse. She later earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. Over the years, Molly held various nursing...
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Melvin Ray Campbell

August 11, 1927 - November 20, 2021

Melvin Ray Campbell, 94, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 20, 2021. He was born in Easley, SC August 11, 1927, the son of D. M. and Grace Bridges Campbell. Ray graduated from Central High School, class of 1944, and then enrolled at Furman University that Fall. Later that year he joined the U. S. Navy, where he served on an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific. After two years he ...
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Benny Ray Kelly

May 7, 1939 - November 18, 2021

Benny Kelly, 82, of Pendleton, husband to Patsy Brock Kelly, passed away November 18, 2021. Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late Alvin Kelly and Lillie Stegall Giles. Mr. Kelly attended Pendleton High School and retired from Libco Carpet and Anderson School District 4. He was a member of Faith Fellowship Church and attended Refuge Baptist Church. Benny was a founding member of the...
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Linda Diane Collier

October 19, 1951 - November 17, 2021

Linda "Diane" Collier, 70, passed away on November 17, 2021 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC, after a hard fought 13 year battle with brain cancer. Originally from Danielsville, GA, Diane lived most of her life in the Upstate of SC. She retired after 28 years as a Registered Nurse at Redfern Health Center for Clemson University in 2003. Diane's passion for life was contagious....
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Beverly N. "Ben" Skardon

July 14, 1917 - November 15, 2021

Beverly N. "Ben" Skardon, ColUSArmyRet. Clemson , SC Colonel Beverly N. "Ben" Skardon, United States Army, Retired, died November 15 at the age of 104, days after being informed of the approval of his honorary promotion to Brigadier General. Ben was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Alvin W. Skardon. He was preceded in death by his loving wife and debutante bride, Sara Elizabeth Golden...
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Thomas Frank Collins

June 10, 1934 - November 14, 2021

Thomas Frank Collins, 87, of Central, husband to Gary Matthews Collins, passed away on November 14, 2021. Born in Macon, GA, he was the son of the late James and Arline Chambliss Collins. Mr. Collins graduated with his bachelor's degree from Mercer University and master's degree from Clemson University. He was a Professor of Physics and Astronomy for thirty-eight years at Clemson University and...
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Helen S. Durand

April 7, 1927 - November 13, 2021

Helen Skelton Durand, 94, of Clemson passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born in Oconee County April 7, 1927, the daughter of the late Jim and Minnie C. Skelton. Helen retired from First National Bank of SC (Clemson) after 21 years of service. She was a Charter Member of East Clemson Baptist Church, where she served as Treasurer for 30 years and...
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Dale L. Massey

January 18, 1948 - November 12, 2021

Dale Lynn Massey, 73, passed surrounded by his loving family Friday, November 12, 2021. He was born in Salisbury, NC January 18, 1948, the son of Elon F. Massey and Sally W. Massey. Dale was a very dedicated man who served our country proudly in the Vietnam War, received numerous medals including three Bronze Service Stars and the Oak Leaf Cluster. Upon returning he received a bachelor's...
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Joseph B Cocke

November 25, 1921 - November 3, 2021

Joseph (Joe) Baird Cocke, husband of the late Mary Lynn Donnally Cocke, passed away on November 3, 2021. Born in 1921, in Bell, FL, he was the son of the late William Catesby and Almira Catherine Bloom Cocke. At an early age he moved with his family to Alachua, FL where he attended the public schools. He was a graduate of the University of Florida and Clemson University. During World War II,...
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Audrey Desper Follis

May 22, 1937 - October 31, 2021

Audrey Marion Desper Follis, 84, widow of James Norman Follis passed away Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Pruitt Health in Six Mile. She was born in Milford, MA, a daughter of the late Charles and Eva Desper. She was a longtime resident of Milford and moved to Pickens County, SC in 2012. While living in Milford she worked in a local mill and later worked in a local doughnut shop and Friendly's...
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John Charles "Chuck" Mealy

June 20, 1945 - October 31, 2021

On October 31, 2021, John Charles (Chuck) Mealy (76) finished his Father's work for him in this world and was taken to his eternal home. His parents, Charles D. and Margaret E. Mealy, preceded him in death. He leaves behind a wife of 54 years, Betty, and two sons: Mark (Jennifer) Mealy of Central, SC, and Greg (Wendele) of LaFontaine, IN. In addition, he treasured grandchildren Jacob, son of Mark...
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John H. Syme

October 11, 1925 - October 30, 2021

John H. Syme, 96, husband of Gloria Small Syme, died October 30, 2021. John was born in Vale, Oregon to the late James Carlysle and Anna Beck Syme. He was a graduate of Oregon State and earned his Ph.D. at Clemson University. His professional career consisted of nearly 30 years in the wood products industry and upon retiring from that joined the Department of Forestry at Clemson University. ...
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Lauretta Irene Park

October 12, 1934 - October 26, 2021

Lauretta Irene Park, was born October 12, 1934, in Wauseon Ohio. She was the second of two children born to Clair and Helen Younkman. She married Richard Park on June 7, 1952. They had five children, after which at the age of 28, Lauretta decided to take a college course. This decision led to a BA degree from Muskingum University and a Ph.D. in physiological psychology from Florida State...
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Robert W. "Bob" Higby

October 5, 1939 - October 26, 2021

Robert Willard (Bob) Higby of Clemson passed away at his home on October 26, 2021. Born in New York on October 5, 1939, Bob was the son of the late Maynard Willard Higby and Lucille Hanley Higby. His older brother was the late Dr. Maynard John Higby of Boone, NC. The Higby family relocated in the 1950's to Clemson where Bob graduated from D.W. Daniel High School. He graduated from Clemson...
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Linda Carroll Miller

November 24, 1943 - October 25, 2021

Linda Carroll Miller, 77, of Central, wife to the late Donald Aikens Miller, passed away October 25, 2021. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late David and Geneva Brown. Mrs. Miller enjoyed crafts, writing poetry and Clemson Football. She will be remembered for the love she showed to her family and friends. Mrs. Miller is survived by her sons, Scott Miller of Norris and Gerald...
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Douglas Franklin Trotter

November 27, 1942 - October 22, 2021

Douglas Franklin Trotter, 78, of Central, SC, husband to the late Carolyn Jeanette Moser Trotter, passed away October 22, 2021 in Travelers Rest, SC at the home of his Fiance'. Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Lawrence Edward and Minnie Arlissie Trotter. He retired from BASF and enjoyed fishing, gardening and singing. Mr. Trotter was a member of Central Church of God and was...
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Patricia Evon Thomason

April 20, 1955 - October 21, 2021

Patricia Evon Thomason, 66, of Central, passed away on October 21, 2021. Born in Westminister, she was the daughter of the late James Earl Holbrooks and Doris Evon Owens Simmons. Patricia was a dental hygienist for many years and loved rock hunting. She enjoyed trips to Pigeon Forge and bluegrass music with her son, Jay. She is survived by her siblings, Edith Rholetter of Seneca, James Andrew...
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Madaline R. Denney

January 3, 1946 - October 21, 2021

Madaline R. Denney, 75, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 21, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born in Central, SC January 3, 1946, a daughter of J.B. and Allene Bryant Denney. Madaline was an assembler in the textile mills until she retired. She enjoyed doing word searches, and watching the various birds at her home, and she loved her flowers. More than that, she loved spending...
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Ruth C. Alexander

November 13, 1920 - October 18, 2021

Ruth Cure Alexander, age 100, died October 18, 2021, surrounded by family after living a long and happy life. Ruth was born November 13, 1920, in Martinsville, Indiana, where she spent most of her life. She was a graduate of Martinsville High School and Butler University. After graduating from Butler University, she worked for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis for three years before returning to...
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Barbara Ann Robinson (Price)

February 7, 1958 - October 18, 2021

February 7, 1958 to October 18, 2021 Barbara Anne Robinson was the fourth child of Gilbert Chase Robinson and Barbara Maxwell Robinson. She was born between St. Brigid's and St. Valentine's Day on February 7, 1958. Having three older brothers she quickly adopted the role of educating them in the more genteel arts of living. This began with introducing dolls to the family. The first one of...
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Arthur L. Parker

December 8, 1923 - October 16, 2021

Clemson, SC and Raleigh, NC - Arthur Lee Parker, 97, husband of the deceased Anna Ruth Langdon Parker, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Clemson Downs Health Care Center in Clemson, SC. Mr. Parker formerly resided 44 years in Raleigh, NC. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday, October 21, at First Baptist Church of Clemson, 397 College Ave., with Rev. Dr. Rusty Brock...
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Marvin G. Carmichael

October 7, 1948 - October 15, 2021

Marvin Gaddy Carmichael, 73, husband of Felicia Young Carmichael passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 in Greenville Memorial Hospital. He was born in Dillon County, South Carolina and was the eldest son of the late Marvin and Beatrice "Bea" Butler Carmichael. Marvin grew up on a tobacco farm in the Lake View area of Dillon County. Following his graduation from Dillon High School, Marvin...
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James "Tom" Hunter

July 3, 1945 - October 14, 2021

James Thompson (Tom) Hunter, 76, of Clemson, SC, passed away on October 14, 2021, at Clemson Downs. Born on July 3, 1945, in Orlando, Florida, he was married to the late Sue Baumgardner Hunter for 50 years. They lived in Wilson and Charlotte, NC, before retiring to Clemson. The son of the late Mary Sutton (Tompy) and James Samuel (Jimmie) Hunter, Tom graduated from East Mecklenburg High...
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Dr. Jian He

April 25, 1969 - October 14, 2021

Dr. Jian He, 52, husband of Ping Du, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021. He was born April 25, 1969 in Beijing, son of Youfeng He (father) and Yonglian Liu (mother-deceased). Dr. Jian He received his BS in Physics from Jilin University in China and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, under the mentorship of Dr. David G. Mandrus and Dr. Ward Plummer. He...
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Jeffrey G. Whipple

October 21, 1966 - October 12, 2021

Jeffrey Glenn Whipple, 54, passed away peacefully with his loving wife, Colleen by his side. He was born October 21, 1966, in Chicago, IL, the son of Douglas and Judith Latham Whipple. Jeff grew up in the Chicago area, and after high school worked at a major grocery chain. He was deli/bakery manager for a long time. Over time Jeff and Colleen eventually found their way to South Carolina....
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Thomas Jerry Martin

January 8, 1958 - October 12, 2021

Thomas Jerry Martin, 63, husband for 45 years to Frances Lucille Rollins Martin, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, following a lengthy illness. Jerry was born in Anderson, SC, a son of the late Fred and Christine Barrett Martin. He was a former employee of Reliable Sprinkler of Liberty and was of the Holiness faith. He was a loving husband, father and...
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Ellen H. Head

June 22, 1937 - October 11, 2021

Ellen Hamilton Head, 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones Monday, October 11, 2021. She was born in Central June 22, 1937, a daughter of Lawrence and Nancy Crawford Hamilton. She was a member of the Full Gospel Temple in Seneca. After high school Ellen studied cosmetology and went on to work as a cosmetologist. She was an accomplished artist who also enjoyed playing the piano...
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Norman W. "Ole Norm" Canoy

May 14, 1935 - October 10, 2021

Norman Wilson Canoy "Ole Norm", climbed up the eternal tree stand to sit with Christ Sunday, October 10, 2021, he was 86 years old. He left this world from his home on his farm in Central, SC, with his beloved wife of 26 years and tireless caregiver, Kathryn," Mema," Long Canoy, by his side. Born is Sophia, NC on May 14, 1935, he was the son of the late Edgar Wilson Canoy and the late Reba...
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Patricia P. Hill

July 18, 1927 - October 6, 2021

Sarah Patricia Phillips Hill, 94, widow of Fred DeWitt Hill, Jr., passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at her home in Central, SC. She was a native of New Jersey, a daughter of the late John and Kathleen Phillips. Pat was a homemaker, but after the death of her husband began working in the Clemson Drug Store. She later managed Jane's Hallmark Shop in downtown Clemson before retiring. She...
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Ronald Frank Purpura

May 31, 1940 - October 5, 2021

Ronald Frank Purpura, 81, of Pendleton, husband to Joyce Alewine Purpura, passed away October 5, 2021. Born in Rochester, NY, he was the son of the late Frank and Stella Antenozzi Purpura. After graduating from high school, Mr. Purpura served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was the owner and operator of Greenville Street Grocery in Pendleton for many years. Ronald was a...
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Philip D. Carroll

July 15, 1956 - October 4, 2021

Philip David Carroll, Jr., 65, husband of June Brock-Carroll, passed away unexpectedly Monday, October 4, 2021. He was born July 15, 1956, a son of Philip D. and Myrtle Smack Carroll. PeePaw's main hobby was supporting his beloved grandson, Ethan, in sports. He was one of his BIGGEST fans!!! PeePaw cherished both of his grandsons. Phil is survived by his wife of almost 25 years, June of...
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Myrtle Geneva Richey

September 30, 1938 - October 3, 2021

Myrtle Geneva Richey, 83, of Pendleton, SC, passed peacefully in the home Sunday, October 3, 2021. Myrtle was born in Anderson, SC on September 30, 1938 to the late Lois and Hoyt Richey. She was the wife of the late Clarence "Jay" Wiley. She was a retired massage therapist from Clemson Downs and The Garden House where she specialized and dedicated her career to caring for the elderly. ...
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Charlotte Turner Butts

January 13, 1922 - October 2, 2021

Charlotte Turner Butts, widow of Leverett Belton Butts, Jr. passed away peacefully at home in Clemson, SC on October 2, 2021. She was born January 13, 1922 in Newnan, Georgia to Henry and Savannah White Turner. She graduated from Newnan High School and, subsequently, from West Georgia College and the University of Georgia. She began her career as a teacher but soon moved to Atlanta where she...
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Graydon C. Kingsland

August 8, 1928 - October 2, 2021

Graydon Chapman Kingsland, 93, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 2, 2021. He was born in Burlington, VT August 28, 1928, a son of Arthur and Eleanor Chapman Kingsland. Graydon graduated from Bristol (VT) High School. He then served his country by serving in the US Navy with the Construction Battalion. After his military service received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont...
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Deborah Lee "Debbie" Martin

October 6, 1958 - September 28, 2021

Deborah (Debbie) Lee Martin, the daughter of Gwendolyn Bagwell Martin and the late J. Leland Martin, Sr., passed away on September 28, 2021 in Six Mile, South Carolina at Pruitt Health at the age of 62 years old. Debbie was residing at Pruitt Health under hospice care for three months leading up to her passing. Born in Albany, Georgia on October 6, 1958, Debbie was the sister of Phyllis Martin...
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Danny Rabun Smith

May 10, 1969 - September 26, 2021

Danny Rabun Smith, 52, Central, SC, passed away peacefully, during a brief illness, on September 26, 2021. He was born on May 10, 1969, the son of Blanch Hambrick Wertz and Jack Smith. He is survived by his 4 children, Heather and Melissa Smith of Central, SC, Andrew Ivester of Honea Path, SC and Amanda Bohannon of Seneca, SC, his brother and sister, William Smith and Becky Wood of Inman, SC...
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Marvin Edward "Ed" Evatt

April 20, 1936 - September 26, 2021

Marvin Edward "Ed" Evatt, 85, born April 20, 1936, formerly of Central, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Ed was born in Pickens County, a son of the late John Gaines and Beulah Lee Lesley Evatt. He was a member of the first graduating class of D.W. Daniel High School in 1956 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Central. He was a retired supervisor at TRW in...
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Pauline Julia Bryson

August 30, 1930 - September 24, 2021

Pauline Julia. Bryson, 91, of Central, wife to the late James Vernon Bryson, passed away peacefully September 24, 2021. Born in Oconee County, she was the daughter of the late Mac and Lona Moore Nix. Mrs. Bryson retired from Pratt-Reed Piano Company, where she worked for many years. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Pauline loved to cook and serve her family. She also...
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Glenn D. Turner

October 22, 1932 - September 21, 2021

Glenn D. Turner, 88, husband of Eleise Owen Turner passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 21, 2021. He was born October 22, 1932, in Ochlocknee, GA. Glenn served in the United States Air Force from 1953-55 and later, after serving in management in the hardware business, completed his undergraduate degree from Central Wesleyan College in 1969. He began teaching with the School District of...
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Barbara Ann Bechtel Armstrong

May 14, 1939 - September 20, 2021

Barbara Ann Bechtel Armstrong, 82, of Clemson, wife to the late Alan S. Armstrong, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 20, 2021. Born in Omaha, NE, she was the daughter of the late George M. and Margaret E. Bechtel. She graduated from the University of Kansas with an M.S. in Microbiology in 1966. Mrs. Armstrong was a stay-at-home mom until 1980, when she went to work...
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John Vinson Wardlaw

March 26, 1944 - September 20, 2021

John Vinson Wardlaw, 77, husband of Marie Wood Wardlaw passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 at his home in Pendleton. John was born in Anderson County, a son of the late Christopher Columbus and Janelle Lula Gambrell Wardlaw. He was a welder with Duke Power for over 26 years. He was a veteran of the SC Army National Guard and was of the Church of God of Prophecy faith. Surviving in...
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Sarah Hester Leroy Brown

December 12, 1950 - September 14, 2021

Sarah Hester Leroy Brown, 70, wife of Andrew Brown passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Sarah was born in Oconee County, a daughter of the late Floyd C. and Emma Viola Crimes Leroy. She was a graduate of Seneca High School. Sarah was a housewife and a co-owner of Brown Enterprises of Seneca. She was a member of Newry Church of God and enjoyed cooking and...
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Christopher Dean Durham

August 19, 1967 - September 3, 2021

Christopher Dean Durham, 54, passed away after a lengthy illness Friday, September 3, 2021. He was born n Anderson August 19, 1967, the son of Dennis Durham and Patricia Jordan Durham. Chris grew up loving racing. He raced at Anderson Motor Speedway for a number of years, and he owned a store specializing in racing equipment. Chris enjoyed watching NASCAR on TV. Chris is survived by his...
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Edith Lackey Wisham

June 17, 1934 - August 29, 2021

Edith Lackey Wisham, 87, life long resident of Central, SC, gained her angel wings, Sunday, August 29, 2021 at her home. She was of the baptist faith. Edith was the daughter of the late John and Maebell Lackey. She retired from West Point Stevens and was cofounder of the former Floral Wishes of Central. She gained the nickname "SPEEDY" due to her frequent speeding violations. She treasured...
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Brenda H. Swaney

September 8, 1947 - August 29, 2021

Brenda H. Swaney, 73, widow of Luke Swaney, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 29, 2021. She was born September 8, 1947, in Gaston County, NC, the daughter of Dewey and Edith Stowe Hester. Brenda loved to go shopping, and she really enjoyed doing ceramics. Above all, she loved her family and doing things with them. Brenda is survived by her children: "PeeWee" Luke Swaney (Natalie),...
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Jimmy Bruce Swaney

October 30, 1942 - August 28, 2021

Jimmy Bruce Swaney, 78, of Seneca and formerly of Clemson, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021 and is now resting peacefully with his Heavenly Father. Jimmy was born in Anderson County a son of the late Clarence M. and Alma Duncan Swaney. For 59 years he was married to the "love of his life", Jackie Cartee Swaney. Jimmy was a legacy, a Godly, loving man of the community. He was a member...
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James Edward Weaver

August 29, 1957 - August 24, 2021

James Edward Weaver, 63, of Norris, husband to Barbara Weaver, passed away August 24, 2021. Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Bobby and Mary Barnes Weaver. Mr. Weaver worked for Fluor Daniel. He enjoyed fishing on the river and spending time with his family. Mr. Weaver is survived by his wife of 34 years, Barbara Roberson Weaver; son, Harley James Weaver and wife Amanda of Walhalla...
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Kenneth Arthur Seal, USMC,Retired

February 12, 1929 - August 21, 2021

Colonel Kenneth Arthur Seal, USMC Retired, 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at his home in Salem, SC. Ken Seal was born in Birmingham, AL on February 12, 1929, the son of Clifford Arthur Seal and Georgia Edwards Seal. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda Diane Seal, two daughters Lucy Edwards Seal (Randy) of Marietta, GA and Katherine Nicholson Kowalski (Gene...
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Nancy Marie Nimmons

December 12, 1957 - August 21, 2021

Nancy Marie Nimmons Pendleton, South Carolina December 12, 1957 – August 21, 2021 The birthdate and the passing date are of small importance, but the DASH between the two is GREATLY important. Nancy Marie Nimmons of Pendleton, South Carolina passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving husband, Sam Nimmons, and loved ones on Saturday evening, August 21, 2021. She was...
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Jo Dale Gibson

June 27, 1947 - August 16, 2021

Jo Dale Gibson, 74, of Clemson, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Monday morning, August 16, 2021. She was born in Anderson County June 27, 1947, the daughter of Joe and Eleanor Kelly Gibson. She was a member of Cannon Memorial Baptist Church in Central. After earning a degree at Forest College in Anderson, Jo Dale went on to work in the Alumni Office at Clemson University,...
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Billy Ray Leopard

March 9, 1948 - August 14, 2021

Billy Ray Leopard, 73, of Central, husband to Hazel Leopard, passed away August 14, 2021. Born in Central, he was the son of the late Clifton Alexander and Bertie Irene Smith Leopard. Mr. Leopard retired from Central Textile and enjoyed bowling and Clemson Athletics, especially football. He is survived by his wife of fifty two years, Hazel Cox Leopard; son, Randy Leopard and wife Jane of...
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Stanley G. Nicholas

February 4, 1928 - August 12, 2021

Stanley G. Nicholas Clemson, SC Stanley Gosanko Nicholas, 93, husband of Louise Montgomery Nicholas, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021 at Dominion Senior Living in Clemson. Stan was born in Chicago, Illinois, a son of the late Nickolas and Anna Gosanko. Stan was a 1950 graduate of Northwestern University in mechanical engineering. In 1952 his world changed. He met and, after a...
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Stanley G, Nicholas

February 4, 1928 - August 12, 2021

Stanley Gosanko Nicholas, 93, husband of Louise Montgomery Nicholas passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021 at Dominion Health Care in Clemson. The family will receive friends from 11:30 to 12:30 Saturday, August 21, 2021 in the Parish House of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. The Memorial service will be at 1 PM, Saturday, August 21, 2021 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church will Rev. Suz Cate...
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Richard A. Riley, Jr.

August 25, 1949 - August 9, 2021

Richard Andrew (Andy) Riley, Jr., 71, loving husband of Kathy Ann Riley, passed away Monday, August 9, 2021, at his home and favorite place to be in Clemson, South Carolina. Richard, known as Andy to most, was born in Lake Wales, Florida, a son of Richard A. Riley and the late Gladys Shuart Riley. He was a licensed builder, a graduate of Clemson University, and a huge Tiger Football fan. Among...
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Wallace R. Garrett

July 28, 1940 - August 7, 2021

Wallace R. Garrett, 81, husband of Marilyn Merck Garrett, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 7, 2021. He was born in Greenville County July 28, 1940, a son of Ivan T. and Olivia Brewer Garrett. Wallace was a lifelong learner. He attended college for a couple years and was always studying to learn more. Wallace spent 9 ½ years serving his country in US Army. He worked many years in the...
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Linda Prideaux

December 1, 1953 - August 6, 2021

Keiko Linda Prideaux, 67, wife of Stephen Prideaux passed away, Friday, August 6, 2021 at Prisma Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca, SC. Linda was born in Okinawa, Japan, a daughter of the late Ellsworth Elmer and Shizu Tamashiro Huntley. She was formerly of Anaheim, California where she was a district secretary for Radio Shack. Seven months ago she and her husband, Steve moved to Walhalla,...
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Joshua John Naylor

August 22, 1988 - August 6, 2021

Joshua John Naylor, 32, passed away surrounded by his family Friday, August 6, 2021. Joshua was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England on August 22nd, 1988, the son of and Diane Naylor and Kevin Mark Naylor. Joshua graduated from D.W. Daniel High School in 2006 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University in 2014. He spent eleven years at Pixie and...
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Lori A. Leisten

January 29, 1964 - August 6, 2021

Lori Annette Leisten, 57, of Liberty, South Carolina, passed from this life on Friday, August 6th, 2021. She was born on January 29th, 1964 to Bobbie Gossett Collins in Easley, SC. Lori was a passionate mother and grandmother (GG), daughter, sister and friend. She loved working in her yard, reading, bird watching, and spending time at the lake. She was known for her humor, wit, and the love...
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Michael "Snake" Casey

July 21, 1947 - August 3, 2021

Michael Lawrence Casey, 74, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at his home in Clemson. Mike was born in LaGrange, GA, the son of the late James Oliver and Jane Justiss Casey. He was a graduate of D.W. Daniel High School and was a 1969 graduate of Clemson University. He was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and worked as a mechanical engineer with Lockwood Greene. He was the former...
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Alan S. Armstrong

October 29, 1929 - August 2, 2021

Alan Secord Armstrong, 91, of Clemson, beloved husband and best friend to Barbara Ann Bechtel Armstrong, passed away August 2, 2021. Born in New Britain, CT, he was the son of the late George McKinnon and Philomene Caya Armstrong. Al served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Armstrong graduated from the University of Kansas in 1966 with a Ph.D in...
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Patricia Sorrow Martin

April 22, 1945 - July 29, 2021

Patricia April Sorrow Martin, 76, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 at her home in Central. Pat was born in Madison County, GA, a daughter of the late Horace Sorrow Sr. and Mae West Sorrow. She attended the University of Georgia where she earned her degree in biology. She loved animals, which lead her into being an Administrative Assistant in the Animal and Veterinary Science Department...
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John Joseph "Jack" Bohachic, Jr.

December 1, 1942 - July 29, 2021

John Joseph (Jack) Bohachic, Jr., 78, of Clemson, SC passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Regency Hospital in Greenville, SC after a long illness. Jack was born December 1, 1942 in Pittsburgh, PA. In high school, Jack moved with his family to Dillon, SC. After high school, Jack joined the United States Air Force. Upon his return to Dillon, Jack helped run the family business before working...
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Michael Thomas Maloney

December 7, 1949 - July 27, 2021

Michael T. Maloney, 71, of Clemson, SC, passed away on July 27, 2021. Mike was a Professor of Economics at Clemson university for 45 years. He had an enormous zeal for life, endless curiosity, and he brought a keen intensity to all of his many and varied pursuits. He was an Eagle Scout. He is survived by his wife of forty years, Martha McDonald; daughters Cassandra McGowan (Chad) of Fort...
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Helen M. Morton

August 2, 1944 - July 24, 2021

Helen Manning Morton, 76, wife of Benjamin C. Morton, Jr. passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021. She was born August 2, 1944, in Barnwell, SC, a daughter of William H. and Sara G. Manning. Helen grew up in Barnwell, SC and throughout her life enjoyed helping others. She loved to volunteer at local schools, her church, and the hospital. One of her great joys was to visit those who were sick and...
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Carroll V. "Tad" Weisenberg

December 29, 1934 - July 24, 2021

Early Saturday morning, July 24, 2021, Carroll V. "Tad" Weisenberg, 86, was welcomed into the presence of her Lord – free from pain and at peace. She was born in New York City, December 29, 1934, a daughter of Carl and Annette Capaccio Weisenberg. Tad spent the majority of her life as an administrative assistant for the Pinellas County (FL) Medical Society. In 2007 she accepted Jesus as...
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James "Ed" Clark

March 3, 1933 - July 20, 2021

James Edwin Clark, PhD, PE passed away July 20, 2021. Born in Winnsboro, SC in 1933 to James Edward and Annie Mae Clark, Professor Clark is survived by his wife, Becky Jo Davis Clark; his daughters, Teresa Clark Gray (David) and Melissa Clark Janse (Roy); his son, Davis Edward Clark (Tina); seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. J. Edwin Clark served in the Air Force during the...
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Nelson D. Passwaters

August 9, 1943 - July 19, 2021

Nelson Dennis Passwaters, 77, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021 at his home in Pendleton, SC. Nelson was born in Georgetown, Delaware, a son of the late George Washington and Doris King Passwaters. He was a retired employee of the State of Delaware and following his retirement moved to Florida and worked for many years as a land surveyor. He loved woodworking, furniture refinishing and...
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Sadie Attaway Jones

October 20, 1917 - July 11, 2021

Sadie A. Jones, wife of the late George C. Jones, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 11, 2021, after a full and active life of 103 years. A native of Newberry County, Mrs. Jones was the daughter of the late Marion and Elizabeth Girk Attaway. She was a loving wife, mother, grandparent, sister, aunt and friend. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Clemson. In addition...
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