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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

Jean K. Holladay

February 24, 1938 - April 12, 2021

Jean Kelly Holladay, 83 of Central passed away peacefully Monday, April 12, 2021. She was born in Pickens County February 24, 1938, the daughter of Harvey and Bernice Roper Kelly. Jean lived in the area her entire life. She worked in the Clemson University ticket office for over 30 years. She also spent 18 years working at the Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, welcoming guests as they attended...
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Janice Marie Mueller

March 20, 1949 - April 11, 2021

Janice Marie Mueller, wife of Chad B. Mueller passed away into the loving arms of her Savior on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Janice was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Frederick and Katherine LaPlant Tegge. She was a graduate of Columbia Carroll College and served in the Nursing Field at Columbia Hospital and also St. Mary's Ozaukee for over forty years. She was a member of...
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Mervin F. White

January 29, 1935 - April 11, 2021

Mervin Forrest White, 86, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the Cottingham Hospice House after battling pancreatic cancer. Born in Highland Home, Alabama, he was the son of the late Orden and Elma Lee Ward White. Mervin served in the Air Force in the 7th Air Police Squadron. He earned a Bachelor's and Masters from BYU and a PhD from the University of Kentucky. As a professor he taught...
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Woodie Prentiss Williams, Jr.

November 16, 1931 - April 11, 2021

Woodie Prentiss Williams, Jr. of Clemson died April 11, 2021. He was the son of the late Helen Pearce Williams and Woodie Prentiss Williams, Sr. of Lucedale, MS. He was born in Chapel Hill, MS in 1931. Woodie was predeceased by a son, Charles Wyatt Williams. He is survived by his wife Winnie Vaughan Williams of Clemson, two children, Woodie Prentiss Williams, III (Debra) of Atlanta, daughter...
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Timothy Allen Heaton

March 9, 1964 - April 8, 2021

Timothy Allen Heaton, 57, husband of Brenda Follis Heaton passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Timothy was born in Milford, MA the son of Raymond and Shirley Konis Heaton of Rangely, Maine. He was a carpenter with Hillcrest Homes of Salem, SC and was a member of King's Grove Baptist Church. He enjoyed all outside activities including hiking, fishing and...
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Virginia C. Skelton

December 4, 1935 - April 3, 2021

Virginia Lee Cole Skelton of Clemson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died at home shortly after 8 am on April 3, 2021, following several months of declining health. The family is grateful for the caregivers and medical support professionals who helped so faithfully. Ginny was born, December 4, 1935 in Anderson, SC, and was the daughter of Virginia Hooper Cole and...
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Janet Marie Homeyer Brammer

August 22, 1936 - April 2, 2021

Janet Marie Homeyer Brammer, 84, wife of Ernest James Brammer, of Clemson, SC, passed away peacefully Friday, April 2, 2021. She was born in Somers Point, New Jersey August 22, 1936, the daughter of Richard Henry and Isabelle Helen Burchards Homeyer. After graduating from high school, Janet went to Bellevue Hospital in New York City where she received her training to be a registered nurse....
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Ann Eleanor Young

December 27, 1945 - March 24, 2021

Ann Eleanor Greene Young, 75, passed away at her home in Pendleton, SC on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Ann was born in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Maxson and Eulalie Cook Greene. She was a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH and earned her Master's Degree from Northern Michigan University. The most important thing in her life was her family. Ann loved being a stay at home mom...
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Susan Gilbert Fagan

October 1, 1938 - March 23, 2021

Susan Ann Gilbert Fagan, 82, widow of Charles William Fagan, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Dominion Health Care Center. She was the eldest of 4 children. Susan was born in Stockbridge, GA, and the daughter of the late Wyatt Malcolm and Susie Irene Hightower Gilbert. Susan attended Tift College where she was pursuing a degree in home economics. She married the love of her life,...
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Barbara Christine Gillespie

December 3, 1950 - March 21, 2021

Barbara Christine Gillespie, 70, passed away unexpectedly in her home in Central Sunday March 21, 2021. She was born December 3, 1950, the daughter of Johnnie and Betty Owen Cantrell. Barbara was a quiet lady who really loved to go shopping, especially at Helping Hands, and going out to eat. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Barbara is survived by her brother, Richie Cantrell ...
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Erma Jean Harden Parks

March 10, 2021

Erma Jean Harden Parks, 82, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Clemson Downs in Clemson, SC. Born in Athens, Georgia on December 14, 1938, Erma was raised in Watkinsville, Georgia. She was a daughter of the late Bernard A. and Carolyn Biggers Harden. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Leonard Parks, and her sister, Luanne Harden Hurst. Erma graduated from...
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Clarence H. "Womp" Lomas, Jr.

February 11, 1940 - March 8, 2021

Clarence Harmon Lomas, Jr., 81, known to all as Womp, short for Wompas Cat, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at his residence in Seneca. He was the son of the Late Clarence Harmon Lomas, Sr. and Cortez Wilson Lomas of Pendleton. He was a career employee of Clemson University, where he retired June 24, 1988 as the Manager of Canteens and Concessions. He is survived by a son Stephen Lomas...
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Luke W. Swaney

June 25, 1944 - March 8, 2021

Luke W. Swaney, 76, and husband of Brenda H. Swaney passed away at his daughter's home Monday March 8, 2021. He was born in Anderson June 25, 1944 the son of John Henry and Ruby "Betty" Hooper Swaney. First and foremost, Luke was a born-again Christian who served his country by serving in the US Army. He liked to hunt and fish, but above all, he loved his family … and was loved by many. ...
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Caroline Richardson Werntz

October 8, 1968 - March 6, 2021

Caroline Richardson Werntz, age 52, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She fought with a determination and positive outlook that was a true testament to her faith and character. Caroline was born October 8, 1968 in Chattanooga, TN. She then moved with her family to Walterboro, SC in 1970. She attended John C. Calhoun Academy until her graduation from...
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Nathern F. Bryant

July 26, 1929 - March 4, 2021

Nathern F. Bryant, 91, of Central passed away peacefully Thursday, March 4, 2021. He was born July 26, 1929 in Central, the son of Henry B. and Ressie Dacus Bryant. When he was younger, he worshiped at the Church of God in Central. Nathern was a busy man, and although he never graduated from high school, he was able to proudly serve his country by serving in the US Marine Corps. When he was...
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Alice White Dorn

December 28, 1920 - February 28, 2021

Alice White Dorn, 100, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021 at her home in Central, SC. Alice was born in South Miami, Florida, the only daughter of the late Harold Wesley and Mabel Frances White Dorn, who were pioneers of the area that would eventually become part of a bustling city. Throughout her life, Alice fondly told stories of a happy childhood "growing up in the sticks" and recounted...
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Gail Gene Monte Nettles

December 12, 1936 - February 25, 2021

Gail Gene (Monte) Nettles (84) died February 25, 2021, in Clemson, South Carolina. A resident of Seneca, South Carolina, since 2002, Mrs. Nettles was born in Seattle, Washington to Lucille O. Monte (nee Owen) and Everett D. Monte on December 12, 1936. She graduated from Queen Anne High School in Seattle, Washington, and the University of Oregon in 1958 where she was a member of Sigma Kappa...
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Jeanne M. Barrett

June 14, 1929 - February 19, 2021

Jeanne M. Barrett, 91, died February 19, 2021 at Cottingham Hospice House. Born in Brooklyn, NY June 14, 1929, she was the only child of the late Harry F. and Genevieve Joyce Mohring. Educated in parochial elementary and high schools in Brooklyn, in 1978 she graduated summa cum laude from Cleveland State University in Ohio. At age 20, Jeanne married George C. Gaugler and after his death in...
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Norma Petzold

July 30, 1932 - February 11, 2021

Norma J. Petzold peacefully left us in the early hours of February, 11, 2021, after having fought the ravages of Alzheimer's for many years. She was born in Port Washington, New York, on July 30, 1932, daughter of Domingo Gerardo and Antoinette (Rose) Castro. Her youthful years were spent in Middletown, New York. She enjoyed a successful career in the stock brokerage business. After many...
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Martha M. Curtis

September 20, 1926 - February 8, 2021

Martha Martin Curtis, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 8, 2021. She was born on September 20, 1926 in Pickens County. She was the daughter of Edward Austin (Aus) and Irene Rogers Martin of Central, SC. Martha was a devoted member of Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church, and a previous member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday school. As a girl she...
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Caroline Michelle Cumbie

March 1, 1966 - February 7, 2021

Caroline Michele Owens Cumbie, 54, wife of Dan R. Cumbie Jr., passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at AnMed Health in Anderson, SC. Caroline was born in Georgetown, SC, a daughter of Wesley and Connie Jayroe Owens. She was a 1983 graduate of Winyah High School in Georgetown and earned a teachers aide certificate from the University of South Carolina. She loved children and taught preschool...
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Ruby Louise Durham Littleton

October 9, 1933 - February 5, 2021

Ruby Louise Burkett Durham Littleton, 87, passed away peacefully Friday, February 5, 2021. She was born in Anderson County October 9, 1933 the daughter of Roy and Nellie Roach Burkett. She was a devout and long-time member of the East Clemson Christian Fellowship. Ruby earned her GED later in life, but she worked in the production area in the textile industry most of her life. She loved sewing...
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Alden G. Valentine

May 20, 1933 - February 2, 2021

Alden Geer Valentine, 87, of Clemson passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca, SC. Alden was born in Hartford, CT, a son of the late Henry Woodhouse and Louise Clark Valentine. He was a 1955 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Following his retirement from AT&T in Atlanta, he and his wife moved to Keowee Key in Oconee County, SC where he lived until...
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D. Dixon Lee, Jr.

September 27, 1935 - February 2, 2021

D. Dixon Lee, Jr., 85, husband of Anne Lee of Anderson and formerly of Seneca, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 2, 2021. He was born in Dillon, SC September 27, 1935, son of Dixon and Mattie McLemore Lee. Dixon joined the ROTC program at Clemson and went on to enlist in the US Army as a 2nd Lt. He served his country faithfully for two years. He went on to earn a doctorate from NC State...
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Jamie H. Bailey

March 29, 1976 - February 1, 2021

Jamie Heath Bailey, 44 passed away unexpectedly Monday, February 1, 2021. He was born In Easley March 29, 1976, a son of Linda Bailey and Melford Sheriff. After graduating from high school, Jamie earned a Bachelor's degree in business management from Tri-County Tech. Due to health issues, he spent much of his time reading and playing computer games. Jaime loved his family. Jamie is...
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William "Bill" Charles Cone

February 19, 1942 - January 30, 2021

William "Bill" Charles Cone, 78, beloved husband of Nancy Winnie Cone for 56 years, passed away suddenly on January 30, 2021 at Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca, SC. Bill was born in Hartford, Connecticut, a son of the late Charles Kenney and Hannah Elizabeth "Lillian" Gill. He lived for several years in Texas and graduated from Southington (Connecticut) High School. His gregarious and...
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George Hampton Harris

September 14, 1929 - January 28, 2021

Major George Hampton Harris, USAF, 91 years of age of 302 Bent Brook Lane, Seneca, S.C. died Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca, SC with complications from the Covid-19 virus. George H. Harris was born September 14, 1929, in Richwood, WV, the son of Virgil B. Harris, Sr. and Macel Keener Harris. Major Harris retired from the United States Air Force, April 1979,...
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Edward S. Skrocki

August 15, 1937 - January 26, 2021

Edward S. Skrocki, 83, husband of Terry Skrocki, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 26, 2021. He was born in Queens, NY August 15, 1937, the son of Stephen and Elizabeth McIvor. Ed was a communicant of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Clemson. Ed graduated from high school, then served his country for four years in the US Navy. He went on to receive his Associates degree and later became an...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Boggs Higby

January 5, 1944 - January 25, 2021

Elizabeth Nance (Betty) Higby of Clemson, S.C. passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, S.C. after several months of declining health. For the past year Mrs. Higby had been a resident of Morningside Assisted Living of Seneca. Prior to her stay at Morningside she lived with her husband, Bob Higby, in Clemson. Mrs. Higby finished Daniel High School and...
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Paul Eugene Burns

November 27, 1942 - January 24, 2021

Fair Play, SC – Paul Eugene Burns, 78, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family Sunday January 24, 2021. He was born November 27, 1942 in Asheville, NC. Gene started at the age of 18 working in the TV industry, getting his start at WFBC, then continued on to WLOS where he retired after 47 years of service. Gene had varied interests outside of television. He enjoyed music...
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W. Preston Black

June 12, 1942 - January 24, 2021

Willis Preston Black, 78, of Anderson, SC, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Preston was born in Anderson County a son of the late John Lois and Ruth Christine Holcombe Black. He was a graduate of Pendleton High School and was a retired textile plant manager. He was a longtime member of Corinth #2 Baptist Church and he loved to play golf and...
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James P. Wilder

January 16, 1941 - January 22, 2021

James "Jim" Perry Wilder entered into eternal rest on January 22, 2021, joining his daughter Jodie in heaven. Jim was born on January 16, 1941, in Justice, NC to James & Teresa Wilder. His family moved to Barnwell, SC, where he grew up and graduated as valedictorian from Barnwell High School in 1960. During his senior year, while attending a Beta Club convention in Columbia, he met a...
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William Norman Whitfield

April 16, 1933 - January 18, 2021

William Norman Whitfield, 87, husband of Frankie Sue Stamey Whitfield passed away peacefully Monday, January 18, 2021 at his home in Pendleton. Norman was a hard worker his entire life, whether it was working in the textile mills or serving his country in the US Army. He enjoyed gardening and he loved going to the Beach, something he and Frankie did every year. However, his family was most...
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Johnny Lee Dyar

April 3, 1963 - January 16, 2021

Johnny Lee Dyar, 57, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his home. Johnny was born in Anderson, SC, a son of the late Johnny Lee and Judith Every Dyar. He was a 1981 graduate of D.W. Daniel High School and a 1985 graduate of Clemson University. He was a retired computer engineer based in Charleston, SC. Johnny loved to work with computers and enjoyed playing the piano. Surviving is...
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Rachel Stone English

April 18, 1931 - January 16, 2021

Rachel Stone English, 89, widow of Waymon Avery English passed away peacefully Saturday, January 16, 2021. She was born in Oconee County April 18, 1931 a daughter of Ed and Maude Holbrooks Stone. Rachel worked for many years as a seamstress in the textile mills. After retiring she worked at Family Dollar, until she was 80 years old. Rachel was a wonderful baker and loved creating specialties...
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Mildred Curry

October 15, 1942 - January 15, 2021

Mildred Curry of 102 Goldman Street, Clemson, SC was born October 15, 1942 in Townville, SC to the late Terreather James and Addie Lois McKelly Curry. She departed this life on January 15, 2021 at Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca, SC. She was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Curry and two brothers, James A. Curry and Hubert Curry. She joined New Prospect Baptist Church at an early...
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Janice Nichols Lopac

July 8, 1937 - January 12, 2021

Janice Mabel Nichols Lopac, 83, widow of George Lopac and formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of the late Charles Lemurel and Irene Wessell Nichols. She was a former resident of Las Vegas where she was a PBX operator. She loved all animals but especially her many cats. Surviving are...
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George E. Hart, Jr.

December 31, 1941 - January 7, 2021

George Edward Hart, Jr., 79 passed away peacefully Thursday January 7, 2021 at a Greenville hospital. He was born in Chicago, IL December 31, 1941, the only child of George Edward and Catherine Reid Hart. He was a communicant of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Clemson. George grew up in Chicago, graduating from Notre Dame High School, class of 1961. He then moved to Miami, FL where he was a...
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Edwin Marvin Rampey, USAF Ret.

April 6, 1937 - January 6, 2021

Edwin Marvin Rampey, 83, husband of Maudine James Rampey passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital Downtown Greenville. Edwin was born in Pickens County, a son of the late Ferrell and Alo Barrett Rampey. He was a retired Master Sergeant in the US Air Force having served in the Vietnam war. Following his retirement he worked with Boeing Aircraft in St. Louis, MO. ...
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Darla J Ghyers

January 31, 1937 - January 4, 2021

Darla Jean Ghyers, 83, passed away peacefully Monday January 4, 2021. She was born in Gideon, Missouri January 31, 1937, the daughter of Samuel and Katherine McClendon Law. Darla met her husband, Robert Ghyers when she was younger and spent 53 years together before he passed October 5, 2005. He was the love of her life. Robert was a US Army veteran, and Darla spent a good bit of time working...
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Monica "Paige" Telley

February 1, 1974 - January 2, 2021

Monica "Paige" Hood Telley, 46, wife of Gregory Lamar Telley passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at North Greenville Hospital in Travelers Rest, SC. Paige was born in Fort Mill, SC, a daughter of Vicki Williams Hood of Pendleton and the late James "Buddy" Hood. She was a 1992 graduate of D.W. Daniel High School and was well known as a manager for Wendys and McDonalds in Clemson and the...
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Barbara "Bobby" Garrett

January 18, 1933 - December 31, 2020

Barbara "Bobby" Carson Garrett, 87, widow of Hal Young Garrett passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at her home after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Bobby was born in Pickens County, the daughter of the late Silas Christie and Elva Porter Carson. She attended Central High School where she was awarded the title of Miss High Miss her senior year, graduating in 1951. Bobby was a...
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Bobby Joe Brucke

October 26, 1942 - December 31, 2020

Bobby Joe Brucke, 78, formerly of Pendleton passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at his residence. Bobby was born in Oconee County, a son of the late William Leroy and Eva Mae Pelfrey Brucke. He was a retired employee of BASF and was a member of West Union Baptist Church. Bobby was a Mason. He was a US Army veteran and enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf and bowling and loved his...
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Timothy L. Ray

September 26, 1966 - December 29, 2020

Timothy Lane Ray, 54, husband of Monica S. Ray, died peacefully Tuesday, December 29, 2020. He was born in Easley September 26, 1966, a son of Bill and Judy Morrison Ray. Although he had health issues most of his life, Tim lived each day to the fullest. He had many friends, and he absolutely loved working with the public. Some of his best times were spent with colleagues at Garretts in...
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Frankie Wayne McMillan

July 13, 1959 - December 29, 2020

Frankie Wayne McMillan, 61, of Central, passed away Tuesday evening, December 29, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Frank was born in Walker County, Alabama, a son of the late Walter Holley and Jackie Cecile Honeycutt Porter. He attended D.W. Daniel High School. He worked for over 20 years with Spring Service and TA Powertrain in Greenville before starting his own transmission...
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Doris Asbell McMillan Littlejohn

August 17, 1922 - December 28, 2020

Doris Asbill McMillan Littlejohn, 98, widow of Charles Edward Littlejohn, Jr., passed away Monday, December 28, 2020 at her residence. Doris was born in Salley, SC a daughter of the late Lyman Abbott and Annie Pauline Asbill McMillan. She was a graduate of Winthrop University and earned her Masters Degree from Clemson University. She was a former secretary in the Botany Department at Clemson...
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William R. Hare

June 29, 1936 - December 27, 2020

William (Bill) Ray Hare, Jr. 84, of Clemson, SC, passed away peacefully on 12/27/2020 after a brief illness. He was born to parents Ray W Hare and Pearl McClennahan Hare, on 06/29/1936 in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. He was a great storyteller and his favorite stories were about growing up in rural Arkansas with his extended family. Bill graduated from Henderson State Teacher's College with a BS...
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Joseph C. Melton

January 6, 1943 - December 27, 2020

Joseph Clinton Melton, 77, died early morning of Sunday December 27, 2020 at Inman Health Center, after years of declining health. He was born in Pickens County January 6, 1943 to Clarence and Jessie Posey Melton. Joseph was a lifelong resident of Pickens County and was married to the late Jeanette Lyles Melton. Mr. Melton fathered two children, Pam Melton (Christina) and Joey Melton ...
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Edward Ford Byars

March 22, 1925 - December 24, 2020

Edward Ford Byars, 95, died peacefully on December 24, 2020 at his home in Seneca, SC. He was the son of Edward Hayes Byars, II and Lois Ford Byars Williams. Ed Byars was born March 22, 1925 in Lincolnton, NC and grew up in Charlotte, NC and Rock Hill, SC. He earned his BSME and MSCE from Clemson University, and a PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Illinois (1957). After...
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Diane Donald Bryant

May 17, 1952 - December 20, 2020

Sandra Diane Donald Bryant, 68, widow of Paul Douglas Bryant passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 at AnMed Health in Anderson. Diane was born in Pickens County, a daughter of the late Alonzo Donald and Ruth Crawford Kelly. She was a former employee with Singer in Pickens and was a nurses aide for many years. She was of the Baptist faith. She loved to spend time with her family, especially...
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James "Jim" Austin Stone

May 1, 1928 - December 17, 2020

James "Jim" Austin Stone, 92, of Seneca, SC, passed away peacefully at Clemson Downs Nursing facility on Thursday, December 17,, 2020. Jim was born in Bluefield, WV, on May 1, 1928, to James Gordon Stone and Evelyn Loleta Austin Stone. He enlisted in the US Army in September 1946 and served in the Signal Corps in Munich, Germany. Jim received an honorable discharge when he returned home in ...
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Wayne R. Davis

April 22, 1934 - December 16, 2020

Wayne Ray Davis, age 86 of Clemson, SC, husband of Betty Bryant Davis, died December 16 at the Clemson Downs Health Care Center. He was born in Six Mile, SC April 22, 1934. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Wade Harrison Davis and Emma Rae Davis Ayers and a great grandson, Gray Sanders of St. Helena Island. Surviving in addition to his wife of 65 years are three daughters: Julia Alley ...
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G. Richard Thompson

July 11, 1940 - December 15, 2020

Dr. G. Richard Thompson, passed away December 15th, in Clemson, South Carolina. After serving many years as a well-liked and respected Professor, Dr. Thompson retired as Professor Emeritus from the Department of Economics at Clemson University. He previously served as Assistant Dean of the College of Commerce and Industry and Interim Head of the Marketing Department. Prior to Clemson, he...
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Sharon Thompson

September 30, 1947 - December 15, 2020

Sharon Gail Hudgens Thompson, 73, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020, after a short illness. Born in Union, SC, she was the only daughter of the late James M. Hudgens and the late Elsie "Toni" Voyles Hudgens. Sharon was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and a retired school librarian. After retiring from Union County Schools she became an artist and was an active member of...
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Marcelle E. Rogers

December 22, 1926 - December 12, 2020

Marcelle Edge Rogers, 93, wife of 70 years to the late John C. Rogers, passed away on Saturday, December 12 surrounded by family. She was a graduate of Spartanburg Junior College and a member of First Baptist Church of Clemson for 52 years. Her employment history included Administration Assistant with South Carolina Mills, American & Efird and Registrar for the Pickens County Board of...
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Sue H. Wells

October 11, 1925 - December 12, 2020

Sue Hirama Wells, 95, passed away peacefully December 12, 2020 in the caring and compassionate Clemson Downs community. Born October 11, 1925, a first-generation immigrant in Lamar Colorado, she left the family farm to complete her education at University of Colorado, an impressive accomplishment in the 1940's. She spent her life serving others, first as a nurse in the WWII Cadet Nurse...
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Jennifer W. Barbour

June 29, 1953 - December 12, 2020

Jennifer W. Barbour, 67, of Central, passed away December 12, 2020. Born in Smithfield, NC, she was the daughter of Jean E. Tulli and the late Alton Lee Woodruff. Jennifer was the Director of Helping Hands of Clemson. She is survived by her daughter, Faith Barbour of Greenwood, grandson, Braylon Barbour; mother, Jean E. Tulli of Central; sister, Anne W. Jordan of Statesville, NC; brother-in...
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Evelyn "Jeanie" Campbell

September 26, 1936 - December 11, 2020

Anderson – Evelyn "Jeanie" Campbell, 84, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, Friday, December 11, 2020. She was born in Greenville County September 26, 1936 the daughter of Fred and Louise Crenshaw McNeely. Jeanie was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Jeanie earned an Associate's degree from Drouns Business College and was an accountant for 30 years, working for...
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Frank Molnar

September 12, 1930 - December 10, 2020

Salem, SC – Frank Molnar, 90, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 10, 2020 surrounded by his loving family and cats. He was born in East Brunswick, NJ September 12, 1930 a son of Alexander and Rose Varju Molnar. He was a member of St. Paul, the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Seneca, and he was a former member of St. Mary's of Ostrabrama RC church in South River, NJ. Being born during...
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Roger Holder

August 23, 1932 - December 7, 2020

Roger Holder, 88, husband of Barbara Jean Robinson Holder passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Roger was born in Manhattan, NY, a son of the late McAlister and Atheline Bayne Holder. He was a first-generation American born of parents from Barbados. He was a proud US Air Force veteran and was honorably discharged in January 1960. He met and married Barbara Jean...
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Silas Benjamin "Ben" Carson

January 21, 1986 - December 5, 2020

Silas Benjamin "Ben" Carson, 34, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 from injuries due to a bicycle accident. Ben was born in Anderson, son of Silas William"Bill" and Elizabeth Denton "Libba" Carson of Pendleton. He was a 2004 graduate of D.W. Daniel High School where he was his senior class president and a 2009 graduate of Clemson University where he was a member of Sigma Nu...
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Alcia Perry Pickles

September 5, 1925 - December 2, 2020

Alcia Perry Pickles ("Kit"), 95, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Clemson Downs Retirement Community in Clemson, SC. Kit was born in Birmingham, AL, a daughter of the late Celia Irene Root Perry and Charles Logue Perry. She grew up and attended schools in Birmingham. She later moved to California and worked with Standard Oil Company while waiting for her first husband (William F....
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Charles R. "Hoot" Gibson

August 1, 1928 - December 2, 2020

"One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure." - William Feather Charles R (Hoot) Gibson, a resident of Clemson Downs, died December 2nd, 2020, at Hospice of the Upstate, Anderson, SC. He was 92. Charlie was born in 1928, in South Union Community, Oconee County SC to Worley and Ethel Gibson. He was the oldest of four children. Charlie was a WWII veteran and...
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Henry B. Angle

October 4, 1929 - December 1, 2020

Henry Bowles Angle, a resident of Clemson Downs, lost his battle with COVID 19, passing away on December 1, 2020. Henry was born in Chicago, Illinois, October 4, 1929, to Eugene M. and Mary L. (James) Angle. Henry lived in Chicago until 1947 when he graduated from Kelvyn Park High School and left to study at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, the first of his family to attend college...
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Charles Clifford Fain

November 23, 1931 - November 29, 2020

The world got a bit darker today, because Dr. Cliff Fain was a bright light. He was a genuine and positive force, always smiling, generous, welcoming, and funny. He knew how to make people feel special. The quintessential example of a good man for all who had the privilege of knowing him. Because he was greatly loved, he will be greatly missed. Cliff took his last breaths peacefully the...
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Louvell C. Wilson

November 29, 2020

Louvell Wilson, 96, of Clemson, South Carolina, passed peacefully at Clemson Downs Nursing facility Sunday, November 29, 2020. Born May 16, 1924 in Anderson County, the daughter of D.C. and Martha (Watson) Cooper. Mrs. Wilson believed firmly in salvation through Jesus Christ and charter member of Clemson Presbyterian church. Through the years she was a joyful homemaker, a faithful wife and...
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John N. Beard, Jr.

November 21, 1935 - November 27, 2020

John Nelson Beard, Jr., 85, died November 27, 2020. He was born in Columbia, SC November 21, 1935, the son of John Nelson and Wilhelmina Quattlebaum Beard, Sr. John was retired Profess Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at Clemson University. He spent his retirement years as a prize-winning fisherman, gourmet cook, and world traveler. He loved his family and valued his close long-time friends. ...
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Robert Rhea Nash, Sr.

November 24, 2020

Dr. Robert Rhea Nash, Sr., 82, passed away on November 24, 2020. He was born in Rockwood, TN, and his parents were Thomas Nash and Louise Rayburn Nash. Dr. Nash graduated from Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC and received his PhD in Entomology from Clemson University. He was a Professor of Science at Southern Wesleyan for 35 years. He was still a member of the Southern Wesleyan...
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Charles "DINK" Burdette

November 22, 2020

Charles Dennis "DINK" Burdette, of Pendleton, South Carolina, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Born August 15, 1934 in Liberty, SC son of Dennis Clemson and Doskie (Manley) Burdette. Dink served several years in the U.S. Army and worked 40+ years in Textiles before retiring from Glen Raven Mills. Dink served his community as a charter member of Faith Fellowship...
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Jewell Estelle Merck

January 16, 1939 - November 21, 2020

Jewell Estelle Ellenburg Merck, 81, wife of Rev. David E. Merck passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Jewell was born in Anderson County, a daughter of the late John Ellenburg and Effie Burns. She was a homemaker and she worked for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She was a member of the Blythewood Church of God of Prophecy. Surviving in...
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Furman Shedd

November 14, 1938 - November 21, 2020

Furman Shedd, 82 the son of the late Ollie Lee Shedd and late Lawrence Shedd passed away Saturday evening November 21 peacefully at home surrounded by family. He is now in heaven with his son, Jeffrey Furman Shedd. Furman was a remarkable person. He retired from Clemson University after working there for 22 years. He was a painter and jack of all trades. Most importantly he was a friend...
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Richard Lee Hawk

November 13, 1933 - November 20, 2020

Reverend Richard Lee Hawk, 87, husband of Nell Rodgers Hawk, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at his home in Clemson on Friday, November 20, 2020. Richard was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1933, a son of the late William John and Wilda Christy Hawk.  He graduated from Wilkinsburg High School in Pittsburgh and was a 1961 graduate of Mercer University in Macon, GA and earned a...
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Karen Mariel Guerrero

November 20, 2020

Karen Mariel Guerrero, 23, of Central, South Carolina, passed suddenly in a tragic automobile accident Friday, November 20, 2020. Born January 25, 1997 in Easley, SC she was the daughter of Geronimo Guerrero of Anderson and Maria Elena Sanchez-Fabian of Central. Karen was of the Catholic faith. She graduated from Tri-County Tech and was a nurse at Clemson Downs. Surviving in addition to her...
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Jimmy Frank Merck

June 27, 1936 - November 20, 2020

Rev. Jimmy Frank Merck, 84, retired Baptist minister passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 in Brevard, NC. Rev. Merck was born in Pickens County, SC a son of the late Frank Jefferson and Vera Dodd Merck. He was a graduate of Fruitland Bible College in Hendersonville, NC and pastored many churches in the western North Carolina area. Surviving are brothers, Heuston Merck, Leon Merck all of...
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Ryszard Chojnacki

April 1, 1943 - November 19, 2020

Rysard Chojnacki, 77, husband of Jadwiga Chojnacki passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at his home. Born in Poland he was son of the late Wladyslaw and Anna Chojnacki. He was a retired engineer with BMW. No services are scheduled at this time. Visit RobinsonFuneralHomes.com or Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations, Central-Clemson Commons.
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Ronnie Jo Ron Bottoms

April 6, 1946 - November 18, 2020

Ronnie Jo Bottoms, 74, husband of Sue Holmes Bottoms passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Ron was born in Waldron, Arkansas, a son of the late John and Elsie Hines Bottoms. He was a 1964 graduate of Greenwood High School in Greenwood, Arkansas. After high school he became a union painter and paper hanger working all over the country. When he moved to MA, he...
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Beatrice Johnson Seegers

January 16, 1938 - November 16, 2020

Beatrice Johnson Seegers of Oakland, NJ, Midlothian, VA, and Anderson, SC 1/16/1938 - 11/16/2020 Widow of W. Frank Seegers, survived by daughter, Karen (John Artman) and son, John (Debra Seegers); brother, Laurence Brogan; niece, Rose Yeager; and nephew, Scott Yeager. Bea was predeceased by her brother, John Glade; and sister, Dorothy Yeager. Bea was a homemaker, friend, and purveyor of...
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William M. McCormic

October 22, 1936 - November 15, 2020

William Martin McCormic, 84, of Clemson, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Born in Sumter, SC, Bill was the son of Leslie Franklin McCormic and Pansy Craft McCormic, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Leslie Craft McCormic, Annie Laurie McCormic Wells, and John Alexander McCormic. After receiving his BS degree in Textile Management from Clemson...
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Sarah Jane Polk

January 24, 1928 - November 10, 2020

What to say about our incredible mother? Sarah Jane Belt Polk had so many wonderful characteristics. She was curious and intrepid: willing to go on adventures and to learn new skills. Throughout her life with her husband, George Merritt Polk Jr., she camped, sailed, danced, hiked, traveled and in general embraced life with both hands. Born in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1928, into a warm and...
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Melinda "Mendi" Manley

December 26, 1968 - November 10, 2020

Melinda Roper Manley, 51, wife of William Richard Manley, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville. Mendi was born in Easley, a daughter of Bennie and Pat Campbell Roper of Pickens. She was a graduate of Easley High School and was a former respiratory specialist with AnMed Health. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to...
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Celena J. Massey

April 5, 1931 - November 9, 2020

Celena Jones Massey, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, November 9th, 2020 surrounded by her family at her residence and went to be with her Lord. She was born April 5th, 1931 in Pendleton, a daughter of the late Samuel Columbus Jones and Catherine Russell Jones. She was the youngest of six siblings who have predeceased her – Sam Jones, Jr., Billy Jones, Russell Jones, Spratt Jones, and Leila...
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James A. Phillips

July 18, 1933 - November 7, 2020

James Albert Phillips, husband to first beloved wife Mary Katherine Phillips, and loving husband of Marthanna Rast Banks Phillips, went to be with his Savior on November 7th , 2020. Mr. Phillips was born July 18, 1933, in Olive Branch, Mississippi, the son of the late Thomas Lee Phillips, Sr. and Ida Estelle Vaughn Phillips. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Katherine Malone Phillips...
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Jackie "Jack" R. Holden

October 3, 1948 - November 4, 2020

Jackie R. Holden Central, SC Jackie "Jack" Raymond Holden, 72, husband of Bianca Trice-Holden, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 4, 2020. He was born in Central October 3, 1948, a son of Ransom I. and Gladys (Crenshaw) Holden. He was a member of Cannon Memorial Baptist Church in Central. After graduating from DW Daniel High School, Jack served his country in the US Army as a...
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Jason Andrew Allen

November 11, 2004 - October 28, 2020

Jason Andrew Allen, 15, passed away on Wednesday October 28, 2020. He was born on November 11, 2004 in Orange Park, FL. Jason was a sophomore at Daniel High School and attended the Pickens County Career and Technology Center. He had a great sense of humor and a big heart. He also enjoyed movies, his pets, woodworking, basketball, and video games. Jason is survived by his parents Scott and...
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Clinton C. Boggs, Jr.

May 7, 1928 - October 28, 2020

Clinton C. Boggs, Jr., 92, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson. Clinton was born in Pickens County, a son of the late Choice V. and Janie Caroline Gillespie Boggs. He was a retired textile employee and was a member of Central Church of God. He was proud to have served his country in the US Army during the Korean War and was a...
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Larry "Rod" Terry

May 19, 1940 - October 24, 2020

Larry Roderick Terry May 19, 1940 – October 24, 2020 Larry Roderick Terry, know to his friends as "Rod" passed away on October 24, 2020 in Anderson SC. He leaves a loving wife of 59 years, Marie Richards Terry; Sons: Reverend Curtis Terry of Graniteville, SC and Tedd B. Terry of Hummelstown, PA; Daughters-in-law: Lisa Padgett Terry and Sally Meese Terry; Grandchildren: Jonathan Terry...
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Frederick Charles "Rick" Drummond

October 23, 2020

Frederick "Rick" Charles Drummond Obituary Frederick Charles, "Rick" Drummond, 74, of Pickens South Carolina, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020. This loving husband and father leaves behind his bride of 33 years, Joy, and one son, Ricky. Both Joy and Ricky reside in the home they shared with Rick, in Pickens. Mr. Drummond was known as Rick to his family and as Fred to his colleagues....
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Margaret "Peggy" Carter

May 17, 1948 - October 21, 2020

Margaret "Peggy" Timmerman Carter Obituary On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, Margaret "Peggy" Timmerman Carter of Pendleton, South Carolina, loving mother of two children passed away at her home at the age of 72. Peggy was born on May 17, 1948 in Hartsville, South Carolina to the late W.P. "Pap" Timmerman Jr. and Margaret (Jordan) Timmerman. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Education...
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Katherine "Kat" Jones

September 18, 1983 - October 17, 2020

Katherine Elizabeth Coleman Jones, of Clemson, SC, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on October 17, 2020. She was surrounded by her loving family as she was called home to be with her Heavenly Father. Katherine, better known in the Clemson area as "Kat," was an avid music enthusiast and had an incredible knowledge of artists and music. She was always a...
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Alfred Lee Williams

December 27, 1973 - October 15, 2020

Alfred Lee Williams, 46, son of Mary Christine Lark McAlister of Liberty, SC and the late Ernie Lee Williams passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020. He was born in Greenville and was an employee with Flour Daniel. Alfred loved woodworking and enjoyed fishing in his spare time. In addition to his mother, Lee was survived by his step mother, Joy Moller Williams of Easley. In addition to...
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Quinteen R. Nations

September 6, 1925 - October 13, 2020

Quinteen R. Nations, 95, husband for over 70 years to Hattie Mae Merck Nations, passed away, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at his home. Quinteen was born in Pickens County, a son of the late James Edward and Margaret Elizabeth Smith Nations. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family of 13 children. He retired after 30 years with Schlumberger in West Union, SC. He spent many years...
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William Willie Wilson

April 18, 1941 - October 11, 2020

William Ronnie "Willie" Wilson, 79, widower of Gail Lykins Wilson, passed away at his home following a short illness. Willie was born in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Ronald Berkley and Retha Allen Wilson. He began a long work career with Richmond Gear in Richmond, Indiana and moved to the upstate and retired as a supervisor with Richmond Gear in Liberty, SC. He attended...
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Alfred Kelley

February 17, 1941 - October 3, 2020

Alfred Kelley, 79, husband of Cora Sanders Kelley, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020. He was born in Pickens County February 17, 1941 the son of Eugene and Rose Ellen Kennemore Kelley. He was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church. Alfred worked at West Point Stevens where he was a maintenance technician. He enjoyed tinkering, but he loved woodworking. He could make anything out of wood just...
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Rupert Leary

March 5, 1940 - October 1, 2020

Rupert Leslie Leary, 80, husband of Dotty Suber Leary, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at his home. Mr. Leary was born in Greenwood and was a son of the late, William Linwood and Kate Pinson Leary. He was owner of Sears Catalog Stores for many years. He was a member of Abbeville Jaycees and enjoyed fishing, Clemson sports and especially watching his grandchildren. Mr. Leary was a...
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Denise Ann Hutson

November 4, 1954 - September 29, 2020

Denise Ann O'Dell Hutson, 65, of Anderson passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Born in Bennington, VT the daughter of Jean LeMere O'Dell and the late William Gordon O'Dell. Denise graduated from Berlin Central High School in 1972, and completed her Bachelors education at Columbia Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1975. Throughout her life she had a love of singing, dancing, and...
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Edythe R. Lambert

October 6, 1921 - September 27, 2020

Edythe Rutherford Lambert, age 98, of Clemson, South Carolina, died September 27, 2020. Edythe was born in Candler, NC, a daughter of the late John William Rutherford and Addie Bell Holcombe Rutherford. She earned a B.A. in 1942 from the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (Greensboro) and received an M.A. in English from Clemson University in 1970. She served as an instructor at...
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Helen Catherine James Maw

May 11, 1922 - September 27, 2020

Helen Catherine James Maw, 98, passed away peacefully Sunday September 27, 2020. She was born May 11, 1922 in Greenville, a daughter of Raymond E. and Ellen Estelle Batson James. Helen was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was the oldest member. Helen graduated from Liberty High School, class of 1939. She was the last surviving member of her class. She married Elmer Maw in 1946 and...
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C. Elaine Hunter

September 26, 2020

Carol Elaine Henderson Hunter Clemson, SC Carol Elaine Henderson Hunter 76, of Clemson passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Born in Anderson, SC the daughter of the late Warren Henderson and Zelma Richey Henderson. Elaine was wife of 60 years to Edgar Ted Hunter of the home and loving mother of Harold "Mackey" Hunter (Angela) of Abbeville, Pat Hunter of Clemson; son in law, Ronnie...
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Sarah Purser Heyer

June 8, 1933 - September 25, 2020

Sarah Nell Purser Heyer, 87, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on September 25, 2020, at Hospice of the Foothills Cottingham House in Seneca, SC. She was born on June 8, 1933 in Rawls, Alabama. She graduated from Calhoun High School in 1951, then attending Winthrop University and graduating from Converse College in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She married the love of...
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Gene Burley Head

September 25, 2020

Gene Burley Head resided in Willis, TX, formerly born and raised in Calhoun-Clemson, SC, died on September 25, 2020, at The Methodist of The Woodlands Hospital of complications of lymphoma. He was born in Central, SC on the family farm. He attended Central High School, where he played football under Coach Thorton. Before finishing high school, he registered for the United States Air Force and...
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