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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

Karen Dobson Barker

September 2, 1959 - March 23, 2022

Karen Dobson Barker born September 02,1959, met the Lord on March 23, 2022 at the much too young of an age of 62. Beloved wife of Gary Michael Barker ( Rosman, NC and Seneca, SC). Gary was a longtime employee of Duke Energy. The Barker's celebrated 35 years of marriage in December 2021. Karen was the daughter of the late Elaine Kelly Kennemore Dobson Pinion(owner of the original Clemson...
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James Rodney Law

October 21, 1960 - March 21, 2022

James Rodney Law, 61, husband of Brenda Law, passed away Monday, March 21, 2022. He was born in Cartersville Georgia, October 21, 1960, the son of Henry G. and Carolyn Gray Law. He was a member of Mile Creek Baptist Church. Rodney was a PM technician in the textile mills, but when he wasn't there, he was an avid hunter and a fisherman. His wife, Brenda was his true love, but the light of his...
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Katherine H. Rector

April 14, 1960 - March 16, 2022

Katherine H. (Strange) Rector, age 61, most recently of Clemson, SC, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2022, at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC, after an extended illness and decades long struggle with alcohol dependence. Kathy, as she was known by her friends and family, was born in Framingham, MA, on April 14, 1960. She was raised in Massachusetts, and like many in her family, was...
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Frances Lyda Seigle

January 26, 1943 - March 15, 2022

Frances Lyda Seigle Central, SC Frances Lyda Seigle, 79, widow of Billy Marvin Seigle passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Frances was born in Central a daughter of the late James Franklin and Veona Berry Lyda. She was a homemaker and loved Jesus. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and traveling but she "loved, loved, loved" her grandchildren. Surviving are...
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Mildred "Millie" Ballinger

March 3, 1927 - March 15, 2022

Millie Robinson Ballinger of Clemson, SC passed away on March15, 2022. She was born in Greenville, SC to the late David Wardlaw Robinson and Edna Lee Robinson and was predeceased by her beloved husband, William H. Ballinger. She is survived by her daughter, Kitty Storey and her late husband, Toney; and three sons, Dr. W.H. Ballinger and wife, Verna; David R. Ballinger and wife, Susan; John B....
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Ruth J. Gonlag

May 17, 1929 - March 14, 2022

RUTH JOAN GONLAG Central, SC Ruth Joan (Schroeder) Gonlag, 92, died peacefully Monday, March 14, 2022 at the home of her daughter where she had lived for seven years. Her final steps to heaven were accompanied by her daughter Mari and a few close friends and caregivers who had attended her so faithfully for the last many months. Ruth was born in Porter County, Indiana, on May 17, 1929,...
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Margaret P. Willis

October 14, 1943 - March 12, 2022

Margaret Pilgrim Willis, 78, of Central, wife of Tommy Willis, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2022, at AnMed, after a long illness. She was born in Anderson County October 14, 1943, a daughter of Clyde T. and Frances Beasley Pilgrim. Margaret, who was a hard worker her entire life, never met a stranger. She retired from Clemson University, and although she had faced adversity in her life,...
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George J. Davis

March 16, 1970 - March 11, 2022

George J. Davis Central, SC George Jameson Davis, 51, husband of Stephanie Chism Davis, passed away suddenly Friday, March 11, 2022 at his home in Central. George was born in Anderson, SC the only child of Sandra Tompkins Davis of Central and the late Roy L. Davis. George attended D.W. Daniel High School and was a member of Gap Hill Baptist Church. He was a retired machinist and loved...
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Jean Lillian Johansen Bawkum

December 12, 1939 - March 7, 2022

Jean Lillian Johansen Bawkum, 82, of Clemson, wife to the late David Bawkum, passed away March 7, 2022. Born in Niles, MI, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Marguerite Johansen. Jean was a member of Clemson United Methodist Church, Delta Delta Delta Sorority and was an active volunteer in the local community. She loved art, painting and being outdoors spending time in her yard and...
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Jean L. Nickless

October 3, 1947 - March 5, 2022

Jean Lanham Nickless, 74, wife of James "Jim" Peck Nickless passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022 peacefully at her home. Jean was born in Edgefield, SC and was a daughter of Grace Simons Lanham Lewis of Clemson and the late W. Joe Lanham. She was a 1969 graduate of Clemson University and earned her Master's Degree in Education from Georgia State University. She was a retired school teacher...
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Brenda B. Maw

October 15, 1951 - March 5, 2022

Brenda Bryant Maw, 70, widow of Paul Maw, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022 of a broken heart. She was born October 15, 1951, in Easley, the daughter of Ralph Junior Bryant and Mildred Frances Owens Bryant Fricks. She was as member of 5 Point Church in Easley. Brenda grew up in Easley and married the love of her life, Paul shortly after she graduated high school. Paul was in the US Army and...
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Teresa C. Thompson

April 23, 1949 - March 4, 2022

Teresa Carlene Thompson, 72, died peacefully with her children at her side on Friday, March 4, 2022. She was born in Greenville on April 23, 1949, to Carlos and Helen (Kellett) Thompson. Teresa devoted her life to giving to others: as a special education teacher for more than 30 years; as a loving mother to daughter Anna McMichael-Kane (Michael Kane) and son Adam McMichael (Betsy); as a...
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Frederick Ralph Sias, Jr.

August 17, 1931 - February 22, 2022

Frederick Ralph Sias, Jr., 90, of Clemson, SC, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2022 at Cottingham House in Seneca, SC. Fred, who was known as "Tommy" to his family of origin, was born in Jacksonville, FL on August 17, 1931. He spent much of his childhood in Massachusetts, moved several times as he completed his education and started his career, and eventually settled down with his family...
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Virginia "Jeni" L. Bridwell

October 15, 1945 - February 21, 2022

Virginia "Jeni" Lehton Bridwell of Clemson, South Carolina, went home to be with her Lord Jesus on February 21, 2022, after a long illness. A devoted wife and mother, Jeni died peacefully in her sleep at 76 years old, after a full and fruitful life, filled with family, friends, travel, and creativity. Born in Fountain Green, Maryland, Jeni was the only daughter of a military family. A proud ...
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Frances J. Gorsuch

February 6, 1946 - February 18, 2022

Frances Joyner Gorsuch, 76, of Clemson, and wife of Clyde S. Gorsuch passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 18, 2022. She was born February 6, 1946, in Georgetown, SC, a daughter of Raleigh and LaRue Alderman Joyner. After receiving a bachelor's degree from Winthrop University Frances worked for the Division of Family & Children's Services in Georgia and The Department of Social Services in...
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June R. Byerley

December 17, 1932 - February 17, 2022

June Redding Byerley left peacefully on February 17, 2022 to rejoin her husband Neil who preceded her in January 2006. She was 89 and had been living at the Clemson Downs in Clemson, SC. June was a dedicated wife, mother of five, mother-in-law of five, and grandmother of 10. Known for her indefatigable patience and positivity, she provided nonstop love and encouragement to her children. ...
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Edgar James Duckworth

October 13, 1936 - February 14, 2022

Edgar James Duckworth, age 85, of Clemson, SC passed away from this life on February 14, 2022. He is survived by his wife (Jane); three children (Jim, Jeff and Leeanne); and seven grandchildren (Alex, Aly, Haley, Jake, Kaitlyn, Trace and Mary Elaina). He is also survived by his sister, Marion Satterfield, of Sandy Springs, GA. A native of Asheville, NC, he attended Lee Edwards High School. ...
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James Allen "Jim" Bost

December 2, 1962 - February 12, 2022

James Allen "Jim" Bost, 59, of Greenville, passed away February 12, 2022. Born in Greer, he was the son of the late Curtis Clegg Bost, Jr. and Breta Ann Donovan Bost. Jim graduated from D.W. Daniel High School and Clemson University. He worked as an electrical engineer and enjoyed computers. He is survived by his brothers, Daniel Edward Bost (Margaret) of Seneca and Curtis Clegg "Rusty" Bost,...
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Margaret A. Cruise

May 12, 1955 - February 12, 2022

Margaret Ann Cruise was born May 12, 1955, in Charleston, WV to John Turman Cruise and Betty Bandy Cruise. She spent her formative years in Wheeling, WV and Mogadore, OH. Margaret graduated from Clemson University in 1978 with a degree in Plant Science and in 1981 started her business "Petal Pushers & the Sproutery" which she operated for over 40 years. In July of 2021 she announced that...
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William Burt Butts

August 6, 1932 - February 12, 2022

William B. Butts Seneca, SC William Burt Butts, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. He was born, August 6, 1932 in LaGrange, GA. After graduating from Hapeville High School (GA), he attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. After earning his Associates Degree, he joined the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion of his...
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James Edrew Hendricks

August 29, 1933 - February 10, 2022

James Edrew Hendricks, 88, husband of Shirley Cox Hendricks, passed away February 10, 2022. Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late Lem and Rhoda Grey Hendricks. Edrew served his country in the United States Army and retired as a mechanic in the textile industry. He has been a faithful member of Newry Church of God for the past twenty years. Mr. Hendricks enjoyed building race cars...
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Opal H. Quattlebaum

August 6, 1933 - February 8, 2022

Opal Holder Quattlebaum, 88, of Pendleton, widow of Don Quattlebaum, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2022. She was born in Anderson, SC August 6, 1933, the daughter of Broadus Samuel Holder and Ruby Davis Holder. Opal was a beloved teacher and storyteller, who, in her spare time enjoyed reading and writing. Above all, she loved her family and will be greatly missed by them all. Opal is...
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Barbara Ann Towe Thomas

February 25, 1941 - February 8, 2022

Barbara Ann Towe Thomas, 80, of Central, wife of the late Eulice Covey "Jack" Thomas, Jr., passed away February 8, 2022. Born in Pickens County, she was the daughter of the late Escow and Irene Childress Towe. Barbara retired from the textile and child protective service industries. Additionally, she was a homemaker, an excellent cook, singer, pianist and enjoyed camping. Her most beloved...
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Ronald Jackson Aiken

November 14, 1947 - February 7, 2022

Ronald J. Aiken, 74, husband of Becky M. Aiken, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 7, 2022. He was born November 14, 1947, in Cateechee, the son of Glupker Neamo Aiken and Bessie Tapp Aiken and attended Golden Creek Baptist Church. Ronnie was a carpenter by trade, and he enjoyed spending time fishing and hunting. Spending time with his grandbabies always brought a twinkle to his eye...
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Mary Lee Raines Finley

May 29, 1933 - February 6, 2022

Mary Lee Raines Finley Central, SC Mary Lee Raines Finley, 88, widow of Billy Welton Finley passed away Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the NHC, Anderson, SC. Mary Lee was born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Norman and Lela Couch Raines. She was a life long resident of the Flat Rock Community where she was a life long member of Flat Rock Baptist Church. She was a teacher for the 6...
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James "Jimmy" George Warren

February 9, 1950 - February 2, 2022

James "Jimmy" George Warren, 71, of Liberty, passed away February 2, 2022. Born in Liberty, he was the son of the late Thomas and Geneva Holden George. James was the owner and operator of James Warren Floor Covering and attended The Bridge Church in Easley. He loved Corvettes, Nascar, old country music and was always handy working on projects. He is survived by his son, James George and wife...
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Thomas E. Hayden, Jr.

December 3, 1933 - January 27, 2022

Thomas Edgar Hayden, Jr. "Tom", husband of Mary Ann Hodges Hayden, passed away peacefully in his sleep next to his loving wife of 65 years, Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Clemson Downs, Clemson, SC. Tom was born the son of a farmer, the late Thomas "Edgar" and mother Helen Houser Hayden of North, SC. He was a graduate of North High School and Clemson University, Class of 1956 where he earned his...
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Melba Sarvis Blanton

December 20, 1938 - January 26, 2022

Melba Sarvis Blanton, 83, of Clemson, wife of the late Dr. Lloyd H. Blanton, passed away January 26, 2022. Born in Nichols, SC, she was the daughter of the late Galbreth and Genease Bell Sarvis. Mrs. Blanton attended Limestone College, graduated from Furman University and earned her master's degree from Clemson University. She served as the AP Biology teacher at Seneca High School for many...
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Elmer Joe Tankersley

January 10, 1944 - January 22, 2022

Elmer Joe Tankersley, 78, husband of Becky Tankersley, passed away January 22, 2022, after a brief illness. Born in Whitmire, SC, Elmer/Joe/"Tank" was the son of the late Hugh and Vallie Welch Tankersley and a true jack of all trades. He graduated from Southern Wesleyan University (formerly Central Wesleyan College) in 1966 with a B.A. and, at age 24, was appointed principal of Cateechee...
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Gloria Small Syme

October 16, 1924 - January 21, 2022

Lake Wales, Florida. Gloria Small Syme, 97, died on January 21, 2022. She was born October 16, 1924, in Foristeel, Missouri, and she was the fourth child of William Houston Small, Sr. and Anna Lula Johnson Small. When Gloria was five years old, the family moved to Bartow, Florida, where Gloria grew up and graduated from Summerlin Institute. In 1950, Gloria moved to Orangeburg, South...
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Charlie Hugh Williamson

July 6, 1926 - January 19, 2022

Charlie Hugh Williamson, 95, of Seneca, husband of the late Mildred Newton Williamson, passed away January 19, 2022. Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Charlie Evans and Savannah King Williamson. He graduated from Devry Institute of Technology and was a member of Fairview Church of God. Mr. Williamson served his country in the United States Army in the 3rd Armored Division during...
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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...
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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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