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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.

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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

Harold Esler

November 9, 1952 - November 17, 2017

Harold Esler Central Harold Wellington "Happy" Esler, 65, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. Mr. Esler was born in San Diego, CA, and was a son of the late, Clifford M. Esler, Jr. and Helen Jones Esler. He was a general contractor and master craftsman. Surviving are two sons, Ryan Esler and his wife, Tabatha Sais-Harber of Central and Jamie Esler of San Diego, CA; two daughters,...
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Harles Hardin Carter, Jr.

May 28, 1922 - November 15, 2017

Dr. Harles Harden Carter, Jr., formerly of Camden, Arkansas died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Clemson Downs. Born in Crockett County, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Eliza Holland Eason Carter and Harles Harden Carter, Sr. He was a graduate of University of Tennessee and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from University of Arkansas. He was a licensed Pharmacist for many years and...
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Patricia Owens Van Romer

July 27, 1940 - November 12, 2017

Patricia Ann Owens Hill Van Romer, 77, of Belton, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Eunice Sargent Owens. She was a graduate of Pendleton High School and was a life long member of Six & Twenty Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Blair Mills in Belton. She is survived by her son...
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Jerry N. Whittle

January 10, 1947 - November 10, 2017

Jerry N. Whittle Rushton, LA Jerry Whittle was born on January 10, 1947 in Seneca, South Carolina, and passed away on November 10, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Delzie Cleo McGuffin Whittle and Ambus "Pat" Whittle; his sister, Patsy Louise Whittle; and by his first wife, Karin Winkle Whittle. He is survived by his beloved wife of 34...
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Marlene Lawrence Senchuk

February 9, 1947 - November 9, 2017

Marlene Lawrence Senchuk, 70, of Six Mile, died Thursday, November 9, 2017. Born in Chester, SC, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Iris Arnold Lawrence. Marlene was a graduate of Wagener High School and a Licensed Practical Nurse. Surviving are her daughter, Elizabeth Grant and her fiancé, Craig Martin of Six Mile; brother, Cecil Lawrence of Westminster and two grandsons,...
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DeV Doyle

November 30, 1922 - November 8, 2017

DeV Doyle Clemson Dorothy "DeV" DeVaughn Dent Doyle passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 8, 2017. She is survived by her children, Deborah Dent, Douglas (Rita) Dent and stepchildren, Claudia Redfern, Gwen (Ron) Jones and Trish (Tom) Kossick. DeV is predeceased by her parents, Marcellus and Mary DeVaughn, her brother, Jack DeVaughn, her daughter, Alison (Stephen) Kerrigan and...
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Carolyn Trotter

July 14, 1944 - November 8, 2017

Carolyn Trotter Central Carolyn Jeanette Moser Trotter, 73, wife of Douglas F. Trotter, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at AnMed. Mrs. Trotter was born in Pickens County and was a daughter of the late, James Milton and Eunice Frances Wilson Moser. She worked in the cafeteria at Edwards Middle School and was a member of Central Church of God. Surviving in addition to her...
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Herbert Macmurphy III

August 6, 1944 - November 1, 2017

Herbert E. Macmurphy III Seneca, SC Herbert Edward "Mac" Macmurphy III, age 73, formerly of Sullivan's Island, SC passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his home in Seneca. Born in Newton, North Carolina, Mr. Macmurphy was a son of the late Herbert Edward Macmurphy, Jr. and the late Mayme Warlick Macmurphy. He graduated from AC Flora High School and Wofford College, was an Eagle Scout...
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Calvin Gene Hangebrauck

October 28, 1925 - October 25, 2017

Calvin Gene Hangebrauck (91) passed away on October 25, 2017, at Hospice of the Foothills in Seneca, SC. Calvin was born on October 28, 1925, and grew up in Waukegan, IL. He served his country as a member of the Mighty Eighth Air Force who occupied Germany at the conclusion of World War II. He married Rita Christenson, and they raised their six kids in Wildwood, IL. He met his second wife...
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Rebecca "Becky" Elizabeth Atkinson

December 27, 1947 - October 24, 2017

Rebecca Elizabeth "Becky" Atkinson, 69, daughter of the late Aldrich A. and Catherine Dubose Atkinson, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at AnMed Health. Becky was born in Anderson, SC and raised in the Clemson area. She was a 1968 graduate of D.W. Daniel High School and earned an Associate Degree in Nursing at Clemson University and was a Registerd Nurse for over 39 years at AnMed Health. She...
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Lori Brown

January 22, 1961 - October 18, 2017

Lori Laviolette Brown January 22, 1961 – October 18, 2017 Lori Laviolette Brown, age 56, passed away peacefully in her sleep after battling cancer on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at her home in Abita Springs, Louisiana. Lori was born on January 22, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Edward Laviolette Sr. and Lois "Debbie" Laviolette. She was raised in Metairie, Louisiana and attended Grace...
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Winifred Pettis Argano

June 23, 1929 - October 16, 2017

Winifred Pettis Argano, 88, widow of Liborio Mariano Argano, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at Pruitt Health, Six Mile. Born in Richmond, VA, she was a daughter of the late Dr. James B. and Winifred Graham Tinsley Pettis. She was a longtime resident of Spencer, NY and retired as a purchasing agent with the Department of Aging in Hauppauge, Suffolk County, NY. She was a 1951 graduate of...
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Margaret Sparks Spearman

January 1, 1936 - October 15, 2017

Margaret Sparks Spearman, 81, widow of Norville B. Spearman, died Sunday, October 15, 2017 at her home. Born in Spartanburg, SC, she was a daughter of the late Rev. James J. and Delilah Cheves Sparks. She earned an Associate Degree from Anderson College and was a homemaker, wife and mother. Margaret was a member of Clemson Presbyterian Church. Surviving are sons, Brig (Lynn) Spearman of...
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J. Alex Hash

May 9, 1930 - October 14, 2017

Dr. J. Alex Hash Asheville, NC Dr. J. Alex Hash, 87, professor emeritus at Clemson University, died 10/14/2017 at his home in the assisted living center at The Laurels of Summit Ridge. Dr. Hash formerly lived at home in Central, SC and in assisted living in Memphis, TN. A native of Independence, VA he was the son of the late Charles G. Hash and Christie Halsey Hash. Dr. Hash was a...
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Clyde Leonard Parks

November 3, 1928 - October 12, 2017

Clyde Leonard Parks, PhD, 88, husband of Erma Harden Parks, died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at AnMed Health in Anderson, SC. Born in Mulberry, TN, he was a son of the late Samuel W. and Katie Pauline Reed Parks. Leonard earned his BS Degree from Tennessee Tech, his Masters from Auburn University and his PhD from Texas A&M. He came to Clemson University in 1969 and retired as Professor...
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David Wallace Bullock

May 13, 1951 - October 10, 2017

David Wallace Bullock, 66, husband of Elaine Freeman Bullock, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Leland, Mississippi, he was a son of the late James Wallace and Freda Dean Bullock. David was a 1969 graduate of Valdosta High School and a 1973 graduate of Valdosta State College. Following his graduation he was a science teacher at Valdosta High School. He...
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Blanche Tinsley Jackson

November 6, 1927 - October 9, 2017

Blanche Elizabeth Tinsley Jackson went home to be with the Lord on October 9, 2017, at Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson, SC. She was born on November 6, 1927, to the late Mattie Bell Gordon Tinsley Merck and the late Fred Tinsley. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Leroy Merck. She was a 1946 graduate of Central High School in Central, SC where she was named Central Miss...
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Julia McClaran

November 28, 1960 - October 8, 2017

Julia McClaran Central Julia Iola Golden McClaran, 56, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Born in Fort Bragg, NC, she was a daughter of Imogene Merck Golden Head of Central and the late, Foyle "Pete" Golden. She graduated from Daniel High School, received a bachelor of science degree from Bob Jones University and an associates degree in nursing from Greenville...
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Pat Wilson

December 2, 1945 - October 6, 2017

Pat Wilson Central Patricia "Pat" Duncan Wilson, wife of the late, James Garrison Wilson, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 6, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Wilson was born in Whitmire, SC and was the daughter of the late, Oren Cecil Duncan and Minnie Estelle McMillan Duncan South. She attended Furman University worked for J. P. Stevens in Clemson for many years and retired...
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Peggy Joyce Phillips

November 3, 1941 - October 5, 2017

Peggy Joyce Oliver Phillips, 75, wife of Sam P. Phillips died, Thursday, October 5, 2017 at AnMed Health in Anderson, SC. Born in Greer, SC, she was a daughter of the late Curtis Lee and Addie Robinson Oliver. She was a graduate of Greer High School and was a retired employee with West Point Stevens, Clemson Plant. She was a member of Refuge Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her...
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Zain Thomas Haney

November 8, 1993 - September 26, 2017

Zain Thomas Haney, 23, of Clemson died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from injuries related to an accident. Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of Tracie Jeanes Barlow of Clemson and Robert Paul Haney of Piedmont, SC. Zain was a graduate of West Oak High School and attended Tri County Technical College. He was a landscaper and worked with Matt's Grading and Landscaping Company. Surviving...
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Rickey Carver

March 7, 1953 - September 23, 2017

Rickey Carver Central Rickey E. Carver, 64, of Central, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville. Mr. Carver was born in Oconee County and was the son of the late, Lee Ronald and Margie Goss Carver. He was a master plumber and electrician with Beckwith Plumbing Company in Clemson and attended Five Point Church in Easley. Surviving are his wife,...
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Larry Norman Gambrell

January 31, 1958 - September 22, 2017

Larry Norman Gambrell, 59, formerly of Central, died Friday, September 22, 2017 in Charleston, SC. Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late Pelham and Betty Mae Collins Gambrell. He is survived by one son, Anthony; two daughters, Monica and Shannon all of Easley; brother, Jerry Gambrell of Central; sister, Nellie Carr of Liberty; and 2 grandchildren. The family will conduct a...
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Thelma Townsend Tyndall

May 8, 1921 - September 21, 2017

Thelma Townsend Tyndall, age 96, passed away peacefully at home September 21, 2017, surrounded by her loving family and devoted caregiver. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Elmer N. "Newt" Tyndall, her son John F. Hazzard, her parents Walter Pierson Townsend and Olive Johnson Townsend, and her brother Wallace P. Townsend. She was also preceded in death by her first husband,...
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Carl Chappell

September 29, 1929 - September 9, 2017

Carl Chappell Liberty Carlous Hueston Chappell, 87, husband of the late Annie Bell Lackey Chappell, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at his home. Mr. Chappell was born in Pickens County and was a son of the late Elec Cleman Randolph and Katie Angeline Stewart Chappell. He was a painter with American Enka, loved hunting, fishing and cow farming and was of the Baptist faith. ...
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Valerie Anne Paynter

April 19, 1939 - September 4, 2017

Valerie Anne Paynter Clemson, SC Valerie Anne Griffiths Paynter, 78, widow of Malcolm James Benjamin Paynter died Monday, September 4, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Walsall, England, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Annie Coley Griffiths. She graduated with honors in 1960 from London University where she earned her BSc in Chemistry and her PhD in Plant...
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Charles "Spoon" Huggins

February 4, 1949 - August 27, 2017

Charles W. "Spoon" Huggins II Starr, SC Charles Witherspoon Huggins, 68, husband of Betty Ann Marvin Huggins, died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Bishopville, SC. He was a son of the late Mary Lois Stokes and Charles Witherspoon Huggins I. He attended Clemson University prior to spending his whole career in Law Enforcement and the Court system. He worked...
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Ann Church

October 27, 1952 - August 27, 2017

Ann Church Central Ann Karen Hilliard Church, 64, wife of Charles "Mike" Church, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Ann was born in Clearwater, FL, and was a daughter of the late Robert Donald and Barbara Ann Hamm Hilliard. She was a special education teacher at West Franklin Elementary School in Anderson District Five for many years and...
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Ruth Browning

November 24, 1939 - August 25, 2017

Ruth Browning Central Ruth Ellen Wagner Browning, 77, wife of Wandle Buzz Browning, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Browning was born in Greenville, and was a daughter of the late, Robert Nathaniel and Ann Lee Moore Wagner. She was a licensed practical nurse and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Seneca. Surviving are a son, Robert...
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Rachel Fisher Herb

April 29, 1922 - August 20, 2017

Rachel F. Herb, 95, of Clemson, died August 20. Born in Mohnton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Andrew J. Fisher and Edith Hart Fisher. She graduated from Mohnton High School as valedictorian. She was a supervisor at the RM Palmer Co. of Reading, PA, and was the president of the Women's Management Club there. Other community services included the presidency of the YWCA and also trustee and...
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Barbara Ann Fuerst

August 13, 1935 - August 18, 2017

Barbara Ann Fuerst, 82 years of age, wife of the late Fred F. Fuerst, passed away August 18, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by family. Barbara was born on August 13, 1935, in Rochester, NY, to the late H. Robert & Grace K. Johnson. Barbara attended Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio where she met & married Fred. Surviving are three children, Kathleen Carney (John) of Sunset, SC; Nancy...
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Leo Smith

June 22, 1934 - August 16, 2017

Leo Smith Clemson Leo R. Smith went home to be with Lord on August 16th, 2017. He was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on June 22nd, 1933. The son of WWI veteran and Union Pacific Railroad Engineer, John N. Smith, and his wife, Irene Gibbons. Leo learned the value of hard work as a paper boy, and working on a railroad bridge and building gang. Drafted by the Army during the Korean War, he built...
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Richard Allen Wenglarz

January 28, 1940 - August 14, 2017

Dr. Richard Allen Wenglarz Seneca, SC Dr. Richard Allen Wenglarz, 77, of Seneca, SC, went on to be with the Lord on August 14, 2017. Richard, a native of East Peoria, Illinois was a son of the late John and Marie Wenglarz, and brother to the now Marilyn Jean Lester (Jim) of East Peoria, and Madelyn Carole Harrison (Jim) of Kingwood, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara...
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Edwin A. Freeman

May 2, 1928 - August 7, 2017

Edwin Armistead Freeman of Clemson, SC, passed away on August 7, 2017. A Professor Emeritus of Music at Clemson University (1969-1996), Ed's musicianship touched the lives of many students and colleagues through his teaching, composing, and performing. Over the years he wrote many musical arrangements for the Clemson Tiger Band, including "Eye of the Tiger," still played regularly for Clemson...
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Sandra Robbins

August 27, 1953 - July 28, 2017

Sandra Robbins Central Sandra "Sandy" Smith Robbins, 63, wife of the late, Joel Edward Robbins III, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. Sandy was born in Sacramento, CA and was a daughter of Faye Chapman Smith of Seneca and the late J. D. Smith, Jr. She was retired from Michelin Tire Corporation and was a member of Seneca Wesleyan Church. Surviving in addition to her mother, are a...
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Constance Hargate Wardlaw

January 30, 1925 - July 26, 2017

Constance Irene Hargate Wardlaw, 92, widow of Raymond J. Wardlaw, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, SC. Connie was born in Gastonia, NC, the daughter of the late William Henry and Della Elizabeth Spearman Hargate. She was a retired employee with Jacobs Chucks and had previously worked at Pratt Read Company in Central. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist...
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Loyd A. Guffee

August 26, 1925 - July 25, 2017

Loyd Alfred Guffee, 91, the loving husband for 70 years of Minnie Glenn Guffee, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at AnMed Health. Born in McAdenville, NC, he was the son of the late Henry Alvin and Bulah Potts Guffee. Mr. Guffee retired after over 30 years of service in Textile Research with the USDA at Clemson. He was a member for over 58 years of Pendleton United Methodist Church and was very...
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Ralph P. Bryant

October 25, 1929 - July 25, 2017

Ralph Preston Bryant, 87, of Anderson, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, SC surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Pickens County, the son of the late Clarence and Mamie Holliday Bryant. Ralph was a retired employee with Kemet Industries and was of the Baptist faith. After his retirement he loved spending time on his pontoon boat fishing. ...
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Willie Chiles Martin

January 4, 1921 - July 24, 2017

Willie Chiles Martin, wife of the late John Campbell Martin, died on 24 July 2017. Willie was a native of Bradley SC, daughter of the late John Hearst and Emma Eleanor Monroe Chiles. She received BA and MA degrees from Clemson University, where Willie was a member of Phi Kappa Phi. She was privileged to have been an adjunct instructor at Tri County Technical College. She enjoyed volunteering...
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Marie Cuneo Roberts

June 7, 1941 - July 23, 2017

Marie Cuneo Roberts, 76, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the Clemson Downs Health Care Center. Born in Camden, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Joyce Cuneo. Marie retired following 37 years as the Association Manager for the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association. She was of the Catholic faith. She was an avid tennis player, enjoyed traveling and playing cards. She was an...
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Connie Cintron

July 18, 1950 - July 22, 2017

Connie Cintron Central Connie Sue Sheppard Cintron, 67, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Mrs. Cintron was born in Oconee County and was a daughter of Rachel Stone Sheppard English of Six Mile and the late, John Sam Sheppard. She was a nurse with Foothills Community Care Center and of the Baptist Faith. Surviving in addition to her mother, are three sons, Richard Luis Cintron and...
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Flora Kizer Stone

March 10, 1935 - July 21, 2017

Flora Alice Kizer Stone, 82, of Seneca, SC passed away July 21, 2017. Flora was born on March 10, 1935 in St. George, SC to Chester Wright Kizer and Ella Belle Kizer. She was always the belle of the ball whether wearing high heels or cowboy boots. Flora was known for her outspoken wit and wisdom as well as her love for family, neighbors and friends. She always had a special place in her...
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Betty Sparacino

September 25, 1930 - July 20, 2017

Paulina Elizabeth "Betty" Zailo Sparacino, 86, formerly of Central, widow of Anthony A. Sparacino, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living in Greer, SC. Born in Lamont, Alberta, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Annie Lazowski Zailo. Betty was a former employee of Jantzen, Inc. and a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Clemson. Surviving are two sons,...
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Raymond M. Flasch

June 5, 1924 - July 17, 2017

Raymond Matthew Flasch, 93, widower of Mary Snow Flasch, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC. Born in Dormont, PA, he was a son of the late John and Nellie Edith McCollum Flasch. He was a graduate of and earned a Masters Degree in Theology and Music from Cleveland Bible College. He retired after 28 years of service with Sherwin Williams of Cleveland. Raymond...
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Lizzie Rollins

July 8, 1947 - July 16, 2017

Lizzie Rollins Central Lizzie Mae "Liz" Rogers Rollins, 70, wife of the late, Roger Ramsey Rollins, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Mrs. Rollins was born in Sumter, SC and was a daughter of the late, Charlie and Gladys Mae Hendricks Rogers. She worked in retail and was a member of Six Mile Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Rodney Rollins (Amy); three daughters, Angie...
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Melissa Brown

February 25, 1961 - July 14, 2017

Melissa Brown Central Melissa Smith Brown, 56, wife of Randy Brown, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Mrs. Brown was born in Anderson County and was the daughter of the late Wayne R. Smith and Linda Smith Spearman. She was a sales person for Walmart and Bilo and was a member of Refuge Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her husband, are two...
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Joseph Brown, Jr.

June 13, 1959 - July 11, 2017

Joseph Irving Brown Jr. aka "Jay", "Joe" passed away suddenly in Central SC on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at the age of 58. Joseph was survived by his wife Debra Lee Brown of Central SC, his Mother Barbara Ann Lawson Brown of Newport News Va., his brother Edwin Lawson Brown and his wife Catherine , niece Amy Hernandez and her husband Eduardo, nephew Matthew Brown and his wife Jacqulin of Allen...
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H. Donald Pilgrim

December 31, 1933 - July 7, 2017

Howell Donald Pilgrim, 83, widower of Yueh Yuan "Linda" Liang Pilgrim, died Friday, July 7, 2017 at the home of his daughter. Don was born in Pickens County, son of the late Ernest James and Gynell Rumler Pilgrim. He was a retired supervisor with Stayon Products and a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. He was a Korean War Army veteran having been awarded the Korean Service Medal with 5...
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George Louis Mitchell

March 19, 1924 - July 5, 2017

George Louis Mitchell, 93, husband of Sally Ellis Mitchell, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at his home at the Clemson Downs. Born in Minneapolis, he was the son of the late George Newton and Malinda Graebe Mitchell. George was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and was in the 78th Infantry Division that fought at the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded in the Battle of Kesternich and was recently...
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Jimmy Rogers

March 21, 1933 - July 2, 2017

Jimmy Rogers Easley Jimmy Clifton Rogers, 84, husband of Frankie Rogers, went home to the Lord on Sunday, July 2, 2017. Mr. Rogers was born in Liberty and was a son of the late, Riley Mae Porter Rogers and Robert Rogers. Jimmy was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, where he served proudly on the USS Pollux. The majority of his career was spent in the transportation industry working for...
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Evelyn Doerr

November 18, 1915 - June 17, 2017

Evelyn F Doerr, aged 101, passed away peacefully on June 17 at Clemson Downs in Clemson, SC. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer who passed away in 1990. Evelyn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 18, 1915, the daughter of Fred and Blanche Johnson. She grew up in Oklahoma City where she met the love of her life, Elmer Doerr, in high school. They were married in 1935 and...
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Steven Dozier Haymond, Jr.

September 10, 1997 - June 17, 2017

Steven Dozier Haymond, Jr., 19, of West Columbia, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Steven was the son of Steve and Ester Haymond of West Columbia. Steven was a 2015 graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School where he played varsity baseball. He was a rising junior at Clemson University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Anyone who knew him, knew he was...
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John N. Williams II

February 12, 1926 - June 14, 2017

John N. Williams II Clemson, SC John N. Williams II, 91, husband of Eulalah East Williams died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Clemson Downs. Born in Etowah County, Alabama, he was the son of the late John N. and Fannie Harbour Williams. He was a graduate of Auburn University, earned his Masters Degree from Mississippi State University and his PhD from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He...
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Donald A. "Duck" Wilson

May 15, 1937 - June 11, 2017

Donald Allen "Duck" Wilson, 80, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, June 11, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Patsy Ramey Wilson. Born in Central, SC, he was a son of the late Guy and Christine Gillespie Wilson. He was a 1955 graduate of Pendleton High School, served in the SC Army National Guard and was owner of Wilson's Paint & Carpet Store in Pendleton...
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Gloria Theresa Kosciusko

January 11, 1924 - June 10, 2017

Gloria Theresa Kosciusko, beloved wife of the late Mitchell Kosciusko and beloved mother of seven, died June 10, 2017, in Seneca, SC. Born in Lowell, MA, in 1924, she was the daughter of the late George and Philomene Maynard. She was a 1944 graduate of Massachusetts State College. She earned her BS in home economics and nutrition and received a teaching certificate. She taught school and ran a...
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Edward Henry Pass

August 7, 1943 - June 8, 2017

Edward H. Pass Clemson, SC Edward Henry Pass, 73, husband of Susan Williams Pass, died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his home. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Joseph and Antonette Bruske Paszkiewicz. Edward was a 1966 graduate of Georgetown University and earned his Masters Degree from Catholic University. He was a regional executive with General Electric until he...
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Carzell Cothran

July 13, 1930 - May 31, 2017

Carzell Cothran Central Carzell Floyd Cothran, 86, husband of Bobbie Merck Cothran, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at his home. Mr. Cothran was born in Central and was a son of the late, William Blanton and Lola Littleton Cothran. He was retired from the agronomy and soil department of Clemson University, was a U. S. Army veteran, having served with the corps of engineers, at Fort...
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Dianne Haselton

February 19, 1932 - May 29, 2017

Dianne Haselton Clemson Dianne Evelyn Hough Haselton, 85, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017 at AnMed Hospital in Anderson. Mrs. Haselton was born in Bristol, CT and was a daughter of the late, Edgar and Evelyn Woods Hough. She was retired from Clemson University as a research analyst in the agriculture and applied economics department, was a former member of Clemson City Counsel, was...
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Robert "Bob" Burks

August 20, 1930 - May 28, 2017

Robert "Bob" Edward Burks, 86, husband of Elizabeth "Betty" Steadman Burks—whom he absolutely adored—passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 following complications from a medical procedure. Bob was known for his gentle and kind demeanor, his thoughtful and principled counsel, his deep love and support for his family, and for his strong faith and commitment to Jesus Christ. Born August 20, 1930...
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Patricia Cowden

January 27, 1921 - May 25, 2017

Patricia Greer Cowden, widow of William Stewart Cowden, passed away, May 25, 2017, at Oconee Medical Center. She was a long time resident of Clemson Downs. She was the daughter of Mary White Miller and Julian Bryan Greer. She was born in Calhoun County, Alabama, and lived most of her life in Atlanta, GA. While living in Atlanta, Pat, as she was known, worked for a judge in the Fulton County...
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Sybil H. Funchess

March 16, 1928 - May 25, 2017

Sybil H. Funchess Clemson, SC Sybil Holladay Funchess, 89, wife of almost 68 years of William H. Funchess, died Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in the Limestone Community of Orangeburg County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Leroy Clemson and Gladys Culler Holladay. She was a 1945 graduate of Orangeburg High School, a 1949 graduate of Winthrop College and...
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D. C. Medlin

May 4, 1926 - May 21, 2017

D. C. Medlin Central Diedrick Christion Medlin, 91, husband of Aileen Maw Medlin, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home. Mr. Medlin was born in Stephens County, GA and was a son of the late Samuel and Carrie Wald Medlin. He was retired from the Judson Plant of Milliken Company, after 35 years. He served in the U. S. Army in the Philippines as...
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Anthony T. Crowe, M.D.

April 8, 1965 - May 20, 2017

Anthony Todd Crowe M.D., 52, beloved husband, father, and physician, went to be with his Lord at 7:00 PM, May 20, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. Todd was born on April 8, 1965 at Hillcrest Hospital in Simpsonville, SC to the late Tommy Russell Crowe and Diane Armstrong Crowe. He grew up in Mauldin and attended Mauldin High School. He was a member of The College of...
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Wayne Ogle

December 23, 1922 - May 20, 2017

Wayne Leroy Ogle, 94, formerly of Clemson, died peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Born in Knoxville, TN he was the son of the late Otha and Demarius Ogle. He was a veteran of WWII and served in the Army with the 84th Infantry. He fought in the Battle of The Bulge and received a purple heart and the Bronze Star. After the war was over and he was discharged from the...
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Dorothy Ferguson

August 19, 1928 - May 20, 2017

Dorothy Ferguson Central Dorothy Sue Pike Ferguson, 88, wife of the late, Olon Henry Ferguson, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Ferguson was born in Pickens County and was a daughter of the late, Thomas and Ruth Gillespie Pike. She graduated from Winthrop University and worked in administration for Anderson County Schools. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic...
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Charles Rogers

May 30, 1945 - May 19, 2017

Charles Rogers Lafrance Charles Edward Rogers, 71, husband of Janet Stanton Rogers, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Mr. Rogers was born in Sumter, SC and was the son of the late Charlie and Gladys Hendrix Rogers. He was retired from Westpoint-Stevens as a HVAC technician and was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his...
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Earl Benjamin Dippon

March 23, 1916 - May 18, 2017

Earl Benjamin Dippon, 101, of Clemson, died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the home of his daughter Ruth C. Dippon Andreasen and husband Robert in Clemson, SC. Born in Dwight, Illinois, he was a son of the late Benjamin J. and Elizabeth Konrad Dippon. Earl was a graduate of Dwight Township High School in Dwight, IL and at the age of 17 purchased a business that became known as Dippon's-Dwight...
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Dianna M. Georgina

July 22, 1959 - May 18, 2017

Dianna Georgina, 57, of Duluth, Georgia, died Thursday, May 18, 2017. Dianna was born in Olyphant, PA, daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy Polinsky Georgina. She was a 1977 graduate of Bishop O'Hara High School in Dunmore, PA, a 1981 graduate of Clemson University, a 1992 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and earned her MA in Anthropology in 1994 from Washington University...
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Fred E. Zeiner

June 16, 1932 - May 14, 2017

Fred E. Zeiner of Clemson died on May 14, 2017 after a long period of illness. He was born in Neu Werbass, Yugoslavia on June 16, 1932. Two hundred years prior many Germans, including his father's family, had emigrated to this area. His childhood was spent in Yugoslavia until WWII began. Tito ordered all ethnic Germans be put in internment camps. The family was lucky to be able to escape by...
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Robert Albert Palfey

February 21, 1943 - May 13, 2017

Robert Albert Palfey, 74, husband of Antoinette Raymond Palfey, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at AnMed Health in Anderson, SC. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he was a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Palfey. Bob was a retired employee with Bristol Meyers. After retirement, Bob and his wife moved from New Jersey to the Clemson, SC area. Surviving in his addition to his wife of 54...
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Boel Johansson Traeff

August 24, 1948 - May 13, 2017

Boel Marie Cecilia Johansson Traeff, 68, wife of Thomas Simpson Klugh, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Monsteras, Sweden, she was the daughter of the late Ake and IngMarie Johansson. She was a graduate of D.W. Daniel High School as well as a graduate of pharmacy technical training (Sweden). Boel was a pharmacy technician with Oskarshamn Apoteket from age...
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Illa Alexander Selbert

July 7, 1914 - May 2, 2017

Illa A. Selbert Central, SC Illa Alexander Selbert, 102, widow of Edwin Jack Selbert, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Born in Cincinatti, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Bertha Schmitt Alexander. Illa was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, solving cross word puzzles, eating out and going for a drive. Surviving are a son, Edwin Jack Selbert, Jr, of...
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Harriet Lohmann

October 31, 1952 - May 2, 2017

Harriet H. Lohnmann Clemson, SC Harriet Harper Lohmann, 64, wife of Allen Charles Lohmann, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Anderson and Evelyn Margaret Harper. Harriet attended Anderson College and has been a Child Care Giver for many years having most recently worked at the Clemson Child Care...
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Margaret Nix

May 18, 1931 - May 2, 2017

Margaret Nix Liberty Margaret Powell Nix, 85, wife of he late Charles Edward Nix, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Mrs. Nix was born in Pickens County and was a daughter of the late, Lemuel and Ann Wilson Powell. She served as secretary of Calumet Baptist Church, was a member of Calumet Baptist Church and the Oneida Mahaffy Sunday School Class. ...
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Ellis "Jack" Durham

November 22, 1962 - May 2, 2017

Ellis Jackson "Jack" Durham, 54, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at AnMed Health. Born in Anderson, SC, he was the son of Dennis Ellis Durham of Pendleton and Patricia Jordan Durham of Central, SC. Surviving in addition to his parents is a brother, Christopher Dean Durham of Central. Memorial services will be 6 PM, Thursday at East Clemson Christian Fellowship. The family will receive...
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Tiffany Gay

June 16, 1985 - April 27, 2017

Tiffany Gay Central Tiffany Place Gay, 31, wife of Joseph L. Gay passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at her home. Tiffany was born in Mesquite, TX and was a daughter of Sheryle Bangs Place of Central and the late Jeffrey A. Place. She was a homemaker and a member of St Andrews United Methodist Church in Easley. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are three daughters,...
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Tina Bell Stephens

December 5, 1980 - April 9, 2017

Tina Stephens Mt. Pleasant Tina Cherie Bell Stephens, 36, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Mt. Pleasant. Tina was born in Anderson County and was a daughter of Teresa Wheeler Bell of Central and the late Carl E. Bell. She was a hairstylist at Tabula Rosa Salon in Mt. Pleasant and was of the Methodist faith. Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband, Jonathon C....
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Michael Alan Putnam

January 10, 1976 - April 9, 2017

Michael Alan Putnam Pendleton, SC Michael Alan Putnam, 41, husband of Angela "Angie" Lay Putnam, died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at his home. Born in Easley, he was the son of Steve and Brenda Stancil Law of Central. Alan attended Daniel High School and was a former shift operator for a manufacturing firm. He loved his Clemson Tigers, working in the yard and being with family. Surviving...
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William Porterfield

April 12, 1933 - April 8, 2017

William Porterfield Clemson William Ellsworth "Bill" Porterfield, 83, husband of Edna Janice Binns Porterfield passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Clemson Downs. Mr. Porterfield was born in Parkersburg, WV and was a son of the late, Friend and Myrtle Porterfield. He worked for many years with Binns Food Center in Flushing, OH, and later moved to Clemson and retired from Winn Dixie...
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William James

June 27, 1926 - April 7, 2017

Reverend William D. James, age 90, of Pickens, SC, left his earthly life to be forever with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, April 7. He was born June 27, 1926, in Anderson, SC. He answered the call from God to the ministry of the gospel at the age of eighteen while serving in the US Navy. He received his Associate of Arts Degree in 1948 from Southern Wesleyan University located...
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Jerry Lodge

May 29, 1941 - April 7, 2017

Mr. William Jerry Lodge, 75, of Central, SC, husband of Cynthia Burkard Lodge (Cindy), went home with Jesus on April 7th, 2017 after prolonged health challenges. Born in Mitchell County, GA, he was the son of the late John R. and Ruby M. Lodge. He was the original owner/operator of Lodge's Greenhouse and Nursery in Pendleton, SC. Throughout his retirement years, Jerry continued to garden and...
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Riley R. Stevens

July 9, 1952 - April 4, 2017

Riley Stevens Anderson Riley Randolph Stevens died April 4th in a plane crash in Micanopy, Florida. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Riley's father was in the Air Force which meant growing up the family lived all over the US. Riley was born at McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL, on July 9, 1952. For college, Riley chose the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and...
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Anna Pivorun

October 20, 1913 - April 2, 2017

Anna K. Pivorun Central, SC Anna Kudzma Pivorun, 103, widow of Broni Pivorun and formerly of Pendleton, died Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Central, SC. Born in Worcester, Mass, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Malvina Borisuite Kudzma. Her parents returned to their homeplace in Lithuania when she was still a child. She returned to the USA in 1937 when the Russians forced Americans and...
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Richard Keith "Richey" Hunter

June 14, 1966 - March 30, 2017

Richard K. (Richey) Hunter Anderson, SC Richard Keith "Richey" Hunter, 50, husband of Alice Williams Hunter, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Monroe, GA. Born in Anderson, he was the son of Edgar Theodore "Teddy" and Elaine Henderson Hunter of Clemson. Richey was a 1984 graduate of Pendleton High School and was a Commercial Truck Driver with AutoZone. Richey was a commissioner for the...
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Robbie Holladay

October 9, 1969 - March 29, 2017

Robbie Holladay Clemson Kelley Robbie Holladay, 47, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at his home. Robbie was born in Anderson County and was a son of Jean Kelly Holladay of Clemson and David Fredrick Holladay of Six Mile. Robbie had spent many years as a chef in the Charleston area. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Randy Holladay of Dallas, TX; a...
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J. Campbell Martin

December 6, 1926 - March 28, 2017

J. Campbell Martin Clemson, SC John Campbell Martin, husband of Willie Chiles Martin, died on 28 March 2017. Campbell was a native of Orangeburg SC, son of the late William Belton and Mary Mignonne Lowman Martin. He graduated from Clemson College,completed a Master's degree at MIT, a PhD at NC State University. He taught in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Clemson...
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Henry Farr

April 16, 1939 - March 25, 2017

Henry Farr Liberty Henry Wyatt Farr, 77, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Pruitt Health Care. Mr. Farr was a son of the late Henry Wyatt and Janet Couch Farr. He was retired from Michelin Tire Corporation, a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a member of Saluda Hill Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Anthony Wyatt Farr of Ridge Springs, SC and a daughter,...
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Pearline Rhodes

March 2, 1921 - March 23, 2017

Pearline Rhodes Central Pearline Smith Rhodes, 96, wife of the late, William Grady Rhodes, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca. Mrs. Rhodes was born in Pickens County, and was a daughter of the late, Hampton and Katie Waters Smith. She was retired from J. P. Stevens, enjoyed baking, cooking and spending time with her family. She was a founding...
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Mildred "Mama" Porter

May 13, 1923 - March 21, 2017

Mildred "Mama" Porter Central, SC Mildred Bernice Crowe Porter "Mama Porter", 93, widow of Alvin Richard Porter died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, SC. Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Harrison and Agnes Elizabeth Brackens Crowe. She was a former employee with Lowndes Mill in Easley and retired from J.P. Stevens Clemson Plant. She...
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Phyllis Erlene Schaller

July 12, 1925 - March 20, 2017

Phyllis E. Schaller Clemson, SC Phyllis Erlene Airesman Schaller, 91, wife for 70 years to George A. Schaller, died Monday, March 20, 2017 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Born in Newark, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Earle and Lillian Charlotte Johnson Airesman. Phyllis was a retired employee with Columbus Mutual Life Insurance Company and a former resident of Spring City,...
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Dorothy Roper Traynum

July 29, 1930 - March 19, 2017

Dorothy R. Traynum Pendleton, SC Dorothy Roper Traynum, 86, widow of Wallace Horton Traynum, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Born in Central, she was a daughter of the late John Samuel and Margaret "Maggie" Francis Price Roper. Dot was a graduate of Central High School, was a housewife and later worked various jobs until her retirement from BASF in...
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Clarence E. Wilbanks

July 8, 1925 - March 15, 2017

Clarence E. Wilbanks Clemson, SC Clarence E. Wilbanks, 91, widower of Ella Mae Durham Wilbanks died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, SC. Born in Central, SC, he was a son of the late Jesse M. and Rosa Wilson Wilbanks. Clarence was a retired employee with 42 years at Cannon Mills in Central. He was a US Navy veteran of WWII and served on the USS Alcyone in...
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Patricia Skinner Tate

March 29, 1931 - March 14, 2017

Patricia Skinner Tate, 85, wife of Joe M. Tate, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at her home. Born in Gaffney, SC, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Allean Wood Skinner. Pat was a 1952 graduate of Limestone College and was a former resident of Union, SC and Milledgeville, GA. She and her husband were members of the United Methodist Church of Milledgeville, GA where they enjoyed...
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Carl Sawdy

June 22, 1925 - March 13, 2017

Carl E. Sawdy Six Mile, SC Carl E. Sawdy, 91, of Six Mile, died Monday, March 13, 2017 at the home of his granddaughter, Kimberly Keathley. He was a native of Woodland, Michigan, son of the late Clifton and Gatha Smith Sawdy. Carl was a retired employee with Keeler Brass in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a volunteer with D.A.V., and assisted in raising money for blind and deaf students,...
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Susan Ulmer Wallace

January 31, 1952 - March 5, 2017

Susan Ellen Ulmer Wallace, 65, widow of Myles Stuart Wallace, died March 5, 2017. Born in Demopolis, Alabama, she is a daughter of Nellie Regina Whitfield Ulmer of Demopolis, AL and the late Millard Barton Ulmer. She was a graduate of the Demopolis Alabama Schools, earned her Bachelors and Masters Degree from University of Alabama and her PhD in Agronomy from Iowa State University. Susan...
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Wilma Maw Brown

April 21, 1935 - March 5, 2017

Wilma Easter Maw Brown, 81, widow of A. Y. Brown, died Sunday, March 5, 2017. Born in Central, SC, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Mary Swanson Maw. Wilma was a graduate of Central High School and retired after 25 years as the Clerk of Court for the City of Clemson Municipal Court. She was a Baptist and a member of the Ladies Red Hat Club of Clemson. Surviving are two sons,...
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Dorothy Georgina

October 12, 1934 - March 1, 2017

Dorothy Georgina Clemson, SC Dorothy Polinsky Georgina, 82, wife of the late Richard Georgina, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Cottingham Hospice House. Mrs. Georgina was born in Olyphant, PA and was a daughter of the late Wasyl and Mary Kollar Polinsky. She was retired as a seamstress with Classic Dress Company in Dickson City, PA and was a member of St. Andrews Catholic...
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John Moose, Jr.

March 30, 1945 - February 24, 2017

John Moose, Jr. Pendleton John Franklin Moose, Jr., 71, passed away at his home on Friday, February 24, 2017. Mr. Moose was born in Hickory, NC and was a son of the late John Franklin Moose, Sr. and Annie Stout Moose. He was a materials manager for Isola Company and Westinghouse, a thirty second degree Scottish Rite Mason, a U. S. Air Force veteran having served in Vietnam from 1967 to...
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Minnie Ruth Pilgrim

October 30, 1948 - February 22, 2017

Minnie Ruth Pilgrim Central Minnie Ruth Manley Pilgrim, 68, wife of the late Donald Lee Pilgrim passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Pilgrim was born in Pickens County and was a daughter of the late John Hunter and Edith Frances Moore Manley. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Norris. Surviving are one son, Robert Lee Pilgrim and his...
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Robert Floyd Mixon

February 19, 2017

Robert Floyd Mixon, 85, widower of Louise Brown Mixon, died Sunday, February 19, 2017. Born in Clemson, he was a son of the late George Floyd and Mildred Cochran Mixon. Bob was a graduate of Calhoun-Clemson High School. He was a 1954 graduate of Clemson University and earned a Master's Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. A U.S. Army Veteran, he served as a counterintelligence officer in Munich,...
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