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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

Thomas "Gil" Proctor, Ph.D.

October 4, 1933 - January 17, 2019

Dr. Thomas Gilmer Proctor, 85, died peacefully with family by his side Thursday, January 17, 2019. He was born October 4, 1933 in Winston-Salem, NC, the son of Thomas G. and Geneva Van Velzel Proctor, Jr. He was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Clemson. Gil graduated from Hendersonville (NC) High School, class of 1952. Dr. Proctor was honored by being chosen for the...
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Malcolm Eugene Ellis, ED.D

October 15, 1929 - January 12, 2019

Dr. Malcolm E. Ellis, 89, left his physical home for his eternal home on January 12, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. Born in Greer, SC on October 15, 1929, he was the son of the late Edward S. Ellis and Gertrude Bridwell Ellis. He was married to the late Virgie McCoy, Means, KY and the late Lois Sheridan, Allendale, MI. He was a retired professor emeritus of Bible and Philosophy...
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George R. DeHoff

October 16, 1923 - January 11, 2019

George DeHoff, Colonel, US Army Reserve (Ret), 95, died peacefully the morning of January 11, 2019 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC. He was a proud member of the "Greatest Generation"; one of the few surviving veterans of World War II, where he served in the Army Infantry. George was awarded a Purple Heart for combat injuries received following the Battle of the Bulge. Following the war...
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Delia F. "Miss Dee" Kirkland

February 17, 1932 - January 11, 2019

Delia Frances Kirkland, 86, passed away peacefully at home Friday, January 11, 2019. She was born in Adair County, Kentucky February 17, 1932, a daughter of Odis and Ollie (Corbin) Cowans. Heaven has received the gift of another beautiful angel. Miss Dee, as she was affectionately known, retired as an operator in the textile mills, and worked at Wendy's in Clemson for almost 20 years. She...
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Samuel Thomas "ST" Scroggs

August 8, 1928 - January 10, 2019

Samuel Thomas "ST" Scroggs, 90, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, January 10, 2019. He was born in Seneca August 8, 1928, a son of Paul H. and Ethel Rose (Hughes) Scroggs. His livelihood was in textiles for 45 years. He worked hard to provide for his family. ST loved being a farmer. Nothing brought him more joy. His wife, Rev. Evelyn Edgar Scroggs was an ordained minister and ST was...
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Susan C. Waldrop

May 3, 1954 - January 10, 2019

Susan Waldrop, 64, of Central passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. She was born in Pickens County, a daughter of Frances Madden Waldrop and the late Walker M. Waldrop. She was a member of Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Clemson University. She is survived by her son, Steven M. Merck of Greenville; sister, Glenda W. Stone (Roger) of Central; nephew,...
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James A. Maxfield

May 23, 1952 - January 9, 2019

James Andrew Maxfield, 66, formerly of Central, SC, passed away, Wednesday, January 9, 2019. He was born in Middletown, Ohio the son of the late Bill and Charlene Maxfield. He was a retired carpenter, loved woodworking and was great at story telling. Surviving are daughters Krista Maxfield (Wesley Teets) of Central, Melissa Forster (Max) of Lavonia, GA; sister, Debbie Radford of Bolingbrook...
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Joy Lanelle Ault

August 20, 1936 - January 7, 2019

Joy Lanelle Bethay Redman Ault passed away on January 7, 2019 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Mississippi August 20, 1936, the daughter of Wade and Willie Mae (Barber) Bethay. Joy grew up in Arkansas and later moved to Indiana. As a young wife with two small daughters, Cynthia and Sonya, she was involved in an automobile accident where her husband, Ray Redman was killed and Joy was...
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Betty Clemens

November 24, 1927 - January 5, 2019

Betty (Comer) Clemens, 91, of Selma, Indiana, formerly of Central, South Carolina, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the afternoon of Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Parker Healthcare, in Parker City, Indiana. She was born on November 24, 1927, in Gastonia, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Elmer Gwynn and Ruth Irene (Kincaid) Comer. Betty was raised by her...
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Patricia King Swaney

February 11, 1943 - January 4, 2019

Elizabeth Patricia "Pat" King Swaney, 75, widow of John W. Swaney, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at her home. She was born in Newport, Tennessee a daughter of the late John William and Katherine Beatrice Powell King. Pat was a homemaker and she attended East Clemson Christian Fellowship. She loved her children and grandchildren. Surviving are daughters, Donna Edmond (George) of...
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Jerry C. Posey

February 12, 1952 - January 2, 2019

Jerry C. Posey, 66, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, January 2, 2019. He was born at home in Townville February 12, 1952, a son of Raymond H. and Alma (Davis) Posey. Jerry attended school in Townville from the first through eleventh grade, then graduated from Pendleton High School in 1970. He worked in the finance business for a time, then worked in mobile home sales for 35 years. In...
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Rae Ann Ham

October 17, 1943 - January 1, 2019

Rae Ann Healzer Ham, 75, wife of Donald L. Ham passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Cottingham Hospice House. The family will have funeral services at a later date and the full obituary along with funeral arrangements will be placed on this website when those decisions have been made. You can continue to check on this website by searching on our home page for Mrs. Ham's obituary or you may...
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Paul M. Borick

September 27, 1924 - December 30, 2018

Dr. Paul M. Borick, 94, of Clemson SC, let his faith lead him home surrounded by family. Paul was born in Olyphant, PA to Stephan Borick and Tecla Bruger Borick. Paul served his country in the U.S Army Air Corps in the Pacific during World War II, and in the Air Force Reserves for almost 30 years where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Paul earned his B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from the...
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Mary Gonzalez Bauld

August 10, 1928 - December 29, 2018

Mary Gonzalez Bauld died on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Born on August 10, 1928, in Anmoore, WV, Mary was so much to so many. She is survived by the love of her life, husband of 67 years, Nelson R. Bauld, Jr; daughter Kathleen B. Hensen (Jack) of Clemson, SC; son, Gregory M. Bauld (Denise) of Pendleton, SC; daughter Barbara B. Lewczyk (Mike) of Evans, GA; and Janet B. Coffey (Mark) of...
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Calvin Ladd

March 1, 1937 - December 22, 2018

Calvin Ladd, widower of Shirley Ann Moore Ladd, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his home in Pendleton. Born in Anderson, he was a son of the late Lewis Martin and Alice Gailey Ladd. Calvin was a retired employee of BASF Anderson Plant and was a Clemson Tiger Baseball fan. He was a member of Faith Fellowship. Surviving are his son, Wayne Ladd (Karen) of Pendleton; brothers,...
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Sharon O'Neal Seigle

January 19, 1963 - December 21, 2018

Sharon O'Neal Seigle, 55, wife of Joey L. Seigle, passed away Friday, December 20, 2018 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Norris, she was a daughter of Florence Ross O'Neal of Norris and the late Walter Willie O'Neal. She was a 1981 graduate of D. W. Daniel High School. Sharon was an employee with Ingle's of Clemson for over 30 years and was a member of Prayer Baptist Church. ...
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Joseph F. Nocca

February 25, 1930 - December 19, 2018

Former attorney and Yonkers City Court, Judge Joseph Felix Nocca, died peacefully on December 19, 2018 at the age of 88. He leaves behind his loving wife, Barbara Romano Nocca, to whom he was married for 61 years. He also leaves behind his beloved family: his daughter Barbara Jo Porter (John), his son, Nicholas Anthony (Viviane), and seven grandchildren, John Joseph and Jacqueline Nicole Porter...
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Robin Marie Usher

May 3, 1964 - December 17, 2018

Robin Marie Usher, 54, died after a brief illness Monday, December 17, 2018. She was born in New Jersey, May 3, 1964 a daughter of William "Bill" Johnson and Virginia Muzzy. Robin worked for 12 years for the city of Clemson in administration. When she wasn't working, nothing was more important to her than her family. She also enjoyed traveling. Robin is survived by her significant other,...
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Joan F. Mehaffey

September 29, 1937 - December 4, 2018

Joan Ferguson Mehaffey, 81, of Rolling Green Village in Greenville, SC passed away peacefully on December 4, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Jack Ferguson and Lula Kirkpatrick Ferguson. Joan was preceded in death by her sister, Jackie Sue Ferguson Clark. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, George Pierce Mehaffey; son Richard Scott Mehaffey (Mitzi) of Greenville; daughter...
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Ray Edward Traynum

April 12, 1952 - December 2, 2018

Ray Edward Traynum, 66, of LaFrance passed away, Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Born in Anderson, he was a son of the late Norman E. and Laura Mae Smith Traynum. Ray was a 1970 graduate of Pendleton High School and was a Roofing contractor. He was a former member of the US Army Reserves and a member of Bishop Branch Baptist Church. Surviving are his daughter...
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Dillon Cole Padgett

December 27, 2000 - November 24, 2018

Dillon Cole Padgett, 17, an eleventh grade student at Pendleton High School passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born in Anderson, SC, Dillon was a son of Gena Jordan and step-father, Dusty of Pendleton and Kenny Padgett and step-mother Angelia of LaFrance. In addition to being a student at Pendleton High School, Dillon was an employee at...
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Miriam Beasley Griffin

June 15, 1922 - November 21, 2018

Miriam Beasley Griffin,96, widow of Carl L. Griffin, passed away on Nov. 21st at Cottingham Hospce House in Seneca. Born in Claxton, Georgia, Miriam was a daughter of the late William M. and Leila DeLoach Beasley. She was a former resident of Savannah, Ga. Miriam was a long time hairdresser in Central and was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Surviving are her step-son, Robert...
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Mae Alice Owen

April 28, 1927 - November 18, 2018

Mae Alice Owen, 91, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 18, 2018. She was born April 28, 1927, in Yancey County, NC, the daughter of Claude Smith and Louticia (Gouge) Buchanan. Mae started her family as a young girl. She devoted her life to caring for her children and her husband. She also enjoyed sewing, ceramics, and making pottery. Mae was very crafty. She loved her church and singing...
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Mae Anderson Owen

April 28, 1927 - November 18, 2018

Mae Owen Central, SC Mae Anderson Buchanan Owen, 91, formerly of Central and widow of William "Shine" Owen, passed away, Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Henderson, NC. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central, SC.
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Loma Voyles Cox

August 12, 1926 - November 18, 2018

Loma "Dutch" Voyles Cox, 92, widow of Rev. Leroy Connor Cox, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Lila Doyle Nursing Facility in Seneca. Born in Central, she was a daughter of the late Thomas T. and Ollie Cothran Voyles. Loma was a graduate of Central High School and along with being a homemaker was a loyal and active wife of a Wesleyan pastor. Her family was charter members of Second...
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Joy Newton

June 1, 1934 - November 10, 2018

Joy Newton, 84, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Brookdale Greenville Memory Care facility after an extensive battle with dementia. Joy was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 1, 1934. Her parents were George and Mable Schmidt. Joy married her husband, Milton Stacy Newton on April 30, 1960. They were married 17 years until his death in 1977. Together, they lived in Huntingdon Valley,...
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Janie Hunter Eller

April 25, 1937 - November 9, 2018

Janie Hunter Eller, 81, widow of Billy Otto Eller passed away, Friday, November 9, 2018 at Pruitt Health in Six Mile. Born in Oconee County, SC, she was a daughter of the late William Oliver and Bertha Watkins Hunter. Janie was a homemaker. Surviving are sons, Dennis Mark Eller (Deborah) of Liberty, James David Eller (Dede) of Pickens, Daniel Jay Eller of Dacusville and Roger Dale Eller ...
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Carol Lawter

February 15, 1945 - November 8, 2018

Carol Rostron Manos Lawter, 73, wife of Tommy Ray Lawter, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at her home, after a long time with Parkinson's disease. Born in Charleston, SC, Carol was the daughter of Frances E. Ward Rostron of Clemson and the late Joseph P. Rostron. Growing up in Clemson, Carol was a 1963 graduate of D.W. Daniel High School and a 1967 graduate of Clemson University. After...
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Ronald Harrison Hall, Sr.

August 20, 1936 - November 6, 2018

Ronald Harrison Hall, Sr., 82, of Seneca SC, and Glassboro, NJ, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 6, 2018. He was born August 20, 1936, in New Jersey, the son of Benjamin H. and Dorothy (Lily) Hall. After graduating from high school, Ron served his country by joining the US Navy, serving in a diesel submarine as an electrician. After being honorably discharged from his service Ron...
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Irene Cook Goldstein

September 9, 1924 - November 2, 2018

Irene Cook Goldstein went home to the Lord on Friday November 2, 2018. She was predeceased by her two husbands James Clinton Cook, Jr. and Oliver J. Goldstein, her brother Chester Szwarz, and her sister Lucy Socha. She is survived by her three children James C. Cook, III (Nancy), Fran A. Moseley (Murph), and Robert W. Cook, three grandchildren Allyson Varn (Luke), Charlotte Cook, and...
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Mae Prichard Fant

August 26, 1929 - October 31, 2018

Mae Prichard Fant, 89, went home to be with Jesus, Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Born in LaFrance, she was a daughter of the late George D. and Marie Bowling Prichard. Mae was a graduate of Pendleton High School and was retired from the Milliken Pendleton Finishing Plant. She attended Refuge Baptist Church. She is survived by daughter, Debbie Hahn (Randy) of Simpsonville, SC; son, Frank...
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Joseph Chester Mullins

December 5, 1931 - October 30, 2018

Joseph C. Mullins, passed away on October 30, 2018 at Clemson Downs, Clemson, SC. He was born December 5, 1931 and lived with his parents, brother and sister Thomaston, GA. He graduated from Gordon Military College's High School Division in 1949. He began his university studies at Emory at Oxford College in Atlanta, GA and received his BS in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1954. He...
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Frances McCann Witmer

September 29, 1943 - October 28, 2018

Frankie Witmer, 75, died surrounded by her loving family Sunday October 28, 2018 of heart failure. She was born in Chambersburg PA September 29, 1943, the daughter of Jackson E. and Hazel (Duncan) McCann and grew up in Abbeville SC. She was a 1961 graduate of Abbeville H.S. and a 1965 graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, with a BS in Education. She and her husband Thomas H....
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Irene Stancil

October 7, 1924 - October 25, 2018

Irene Stancil Central Irene Margaret Ates Stancil, 94, wife of the late, Dwight E Stancil, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. Mrs. Stancil was born in Pickens County and was a daughter of the late, Leonard O. and Mae Carnes Ates. She was retired from Pratt Reed, in Central and was a member of Central Church of God. Surviving are one son, Oneal E. Lackey...
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Jeanie Elizabeth Riggins

August 17, 1947 - October 24, 2018

Jeanie Elizabeth Riggins, 71, died surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, October 24, 2018. She was born in Central August 17, 1947, the daughter of Lawrence D. and Catherine (Porter) Riggins. Jeanie raised her family well and also worked as a weaver at Mayfair Mills – Glenwood. She was a member of Earl's Grove Baptist Church. Jeanie is survived by a son, Robby Riggins (Wanda) of...
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Charles William Fagan

May 13, 1930 - October 22, 2018

Charles William Fagan, 88, husband for 60 years of Susan Ann Gilbert Fagan passed away Monday, October 22, 2018 at his home. Born in Martin, Georgia, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Beulah Patterson Fagan. He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural School and University of Georgia and graduated from Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. He worked for 32 years at the Pendleton...
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W. Edward Crawford

July 3, 1944 - October 14, 2018

W. Edward Crawford, 74, husband of Jane Wooten Crawford for 48 years, passed away, Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Richard Campbell Veteran's Nursing Home in Anderson. Born in Oconee County, he was the son of the late Dennis Edward and Florence Ethel "Ann" Moody Crawford. Edward was a retired Architectural Draftsman with Clemson University and a member of Cannon Memorial Baptist Church. He...
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Ronald D. Hughes

June 20, 1930 - October 13, 2018

Ronald D. Hughes, 88, husband of Kathy Luman (Ellers) Hughes, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at his home. Born in Strang, Nebraska on June 20, 1930, he was a son of the late Ralph M. and Mildred Geweke Hughes. Ron was a graduate of Hastings College and was retired as the Director of Reliability with John Deere & Company in Moline, Illinois. He was a member...
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Betty Hamilton Hickey

August 29, 1941 - October 7, 2018

Betty Jo Hamilton Hickey, 77, widow of L T Hickey, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at her residence. Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late Blease and Florine Mauldin Hamilton. Betty was a homemaker and attended Norris First Baptist Church. Betty enjoyed gardening, shopping at thrift stores and spending time with family. Surviving are sons, Cecil Hickey (Annette) of...
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Edward Mattison

December 31, 1952 - October 5, 2018

Edward "Shakey" Mattison, 65, died at his home Friday, October 5, 2018. He was born in Pickens County December 31, 1952, the son of Arthur M. and Dorothy Hamilton Mattison. Eddie graduated from Daniel High School in 1971. He later became a certified welder, working on numerous construction projects. When he wasn't working he loved to go fishing and having family dinners. Eddie is survived...
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Mildred Newton Williamson

November 7, 1927 - October 2, 2018

Mildred Emma Newton Williamson, 90, wife of Charlie Hugh Williamson passed away, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at her home. Born in Central, she was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Lola Kelley Newton. Mildred was a homemaker and attended Fairview Church of God in Seneca. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. Surviving in addition to her husband are sons, Rev. Tim Williamson (Karen) and...
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Martha Sue Lesley

June 27, 1935 - October 1, 2018

Martha Sue Newton Lesley, 83, widow of Jerry B. Lesley passed away following a lengthy illness at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC. Born in Pickens County and raised in Clemson, Martha Sue was a daughter of the late Frank and Julia Cornelia Greene Newton. She was a graduate of Central High School and was a homemaker and gardener and she loved all God's creatures. Surviving are her...
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Aileen Holladay Holden

March 11, 1922 - September 26, 2018

Aileen Holladay Holden, 96, widow of Ralph Morgan Holden, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at her home in Clemson. Born in Six Mile, SC, she was a daughter of the late King Fredrick and Alice Hunnicutt Holladay. Aileen was a graduate of Asheville Teacher's College and taught school many years. She loved children, gardening and was an avid reader. She was a member of First Baptist...
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Cleve Ann Screws Senn

December 25, 1945 - September 22, 2018

Cleve Ann "Teebie" Screws Senn, 72, widow of Richard A. "Dickie" Senn passed away, Saturday, September 22, 2018 at AnMed Health. Born in Anderson, SC, she was a daughter of the late Cleveland James and Roseanne Payne Screws. She was a graduate of Girls High in Anderson and was an Administrative Assistant at Clemson University for over 30 years. She was a member of Clemson United Methodist...
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Lewis Jacob Lloyd

January 24, 1976 - September 22, 2018

Lewis Jacob Lloyd, 42, died unexpectedly Saturday September 22, 2018. He was born in Jackson Mississippi, a son of Louis Daniel Lloyd and Mary Elvan (Miller) Lloyd. Jake was a handy man by trade, but when he wasn't doing that he loved to cook. Jake was also passionate about volunteering. He volunteered wherever he could be used, and will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his...
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Ralph Martin Traynum

August 19, 1928 - September 22, 2018

Ralph Martin Traynum, 90, died peacefully Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Cottingham Hospice House. He was born in Pickens County, a son of Rufus Walter and Mattie Lucille (Elrod) Traynum. Ralph left school in the eighth grade to help his family run the farm. He later joined the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served his country during World War II. Later, Ralph was a brick...
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Nancy Chappell Hopkins

June 7, 1950 - September 20, 2018

Nancy C. Hopkins Liberty, SC Nancy Chappell Hopkins, 68, wife of Furman W. Hopkins, Jr., passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at her home. Born in Pickens County, she was a daughter of the late David and Della Holden Chappell. She was a graduate of Liberty High School and was a retired employee of Champion Aero Space in Liberty. Nancy was a member of Prayer Baptist Church. ...
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Maryanna Burton Koziar

October 23, 1955 - September 19, 2018

Maryanna Burton Koziar, 62, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at Anmed Hospital after a long illness surrounded by her family. She was born at the Naval Hospital at Corona, California, the daughter of an Air Force officer. She would later travel the world with her own family in Air Force to Europe and the Far East as well as locations in the US. Maryanna and her family moved to...
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J. Willett Vess, Sr.

June 6, 1929 - September 13, 2018

Rev. John Willett Vess, Sr., 89, of Liberty, SC, passed away peacefully at the McCall Hospice House with his family by his side on September 13, 2018. He was born in Central, SC, in the home where his father served as president of Central Wesleyan College (now Southern Wesleyan University). Rev. Vess was a graduate of Central Wesleyan College and Bob Jones University Seminary. He was a minister...
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William "Kimper" Simpkins

July 28, 1927 - September 11, 2018

William "Kimper" Simpkins Seneca, SC William "Kimper" Simpkins, 91, formerly of Huntington, WVA, passed away, Monday, September 11, 2018 at the Anderson Medical Hospital. Born in Lincoln County, West Virginia, "Kimper" was a son of the late Cecil and Cousie Fannin Simpkins. He was raised by his grandparents, Silas Marion and Sarah Queen Fannin. During WWII, he enlisted in the US Marine...
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June Elizabeth Davis

June 7, 1925 - September 7, 2018

June Elizabeth Davis, 93, widow of Vernon Davis, died peacefully at her home Friday, September 7, 2018. She was born in New York City June 7, 1925 the daughter of William S. and Sarah Agnew Griffiths. After her marriage to Vernon, June became a model and a secretary. After that she enjoyed raising her family. She was an avid tennis player and has the trophies to prove it. She also loved caring...
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Sara Cook Threatt

July 22, 1934 - September 3, 2018

Sara C. Threatt Highlands, NC Sara Cook Threatt, 84, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 in Highlands, NC. A Clemson native and longtime resident of Highlands, NC, Sara was the daughter of John Murphy and Elizabeth Holt Cook. She was a wholesaler with Waterford Crystal in Atlanta and then worked in the development office for 10 years in Highlands to help build the Highlands-Cashier...
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Alma Aldinger Robertson

May 3, 1921 - August 29, 2018

Alma Aldinger Robertson, 97, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 29 at Brookdale Senior Living in Central. She was one of thirteen children born on a farm in Bowdle, South Dakota to Rudolph and Ida Haar Aldinger in 1921. After her mother's death in 1929 she went to live in Tolstoy, SD with foster parents, John and Christina Stotz. At age 15 Alma was saved at the United Methodist...
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William Eugene Dukes

October 8, 1929 - August 28, 2018

Dr. William Eugene Dukes, 88, husband of Sylvia Campbell Dukes passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at his residence. Born in Honea Path, Dr. Bill was a son of the late William Clarence and Sudie Lusk Dukes. He was a 1957 graduate of Clemson University and graduated from MUSC in 1961. After serving his internship at MUSC he moved to Clemson and practiced medicine in the greater Clemson...
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Mary Lou Evans

July 21, 1928 - August 27, 2018

Mary Lou Evans, 90, widow of the late John G. Evans Sr., passed away peacefully on Monday, August 27, 2018. Mrs. Evans was born in Belton, SC on July 21, 1928 to parents Clyde C. Nicely and Mary Greer Nicely. She was a graduate of Pendleton High School, salutatorian, and an honor graduate of Lander College with a degree in Commercial Science. After graduating from Lander, Mrs. Evans married...
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John R. Wisham

July 4, 1967 - August 21, 2018

John Robert Wisham, 51, of Central, SC passed away on August 21, 2018. As was usual, he was surrounded by his family and numerous close friends. John was born a firecracker on July 4, 1967 and lived up to that his entire life. His father, Bill, taught John to love farming, gardening, and anything involving the outdoors. John was most proud that he was able to find and purchase his father...
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Billy Frank Rollins

November 8, 1941 - August 15, 2018

Billy Frank Rollins, 76, husband of Selena Beatrice Willis Rollins, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at his home. Born in Central, SC, he was a son of the late Holland Gambrell and Ruby Lyda Rollins. Billy was a retired employee with Mt. Vernon Mills, LaFrance and was a former employee with Rollins Construction Company. He was a member of Clemson Church of God and was a former...
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Robert D. Towell

June 17, 1932 - August 9, 2018

Dr. Robert D. Towell Greenville, SC Dr. Robert D. Towell, 86, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 9, 2018. He was a resident of the Clemson area most of his life. Bob received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University, his Master's Degree from Furman University and his Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Georgia. He went to practice in the counseling of...
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G. Clint Morgan

September 12, 1932 - August 7, 2018

Gary Clinton "Clint" Morgan, 85, widower of Pauline Hill Morgan, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Cottingham Hospice House. Born in Oconee County, he was a son of the late Martin Luther and Bessie Edgar Morgan. Clint was a barber for over 54 years and was best known as the owner and operator of Clint's Barber Shop in Clemson. He was a member of Reedy Fork Baptist Church and was a US...
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Barry S. Whitten

August 13, 1959 - August 6, 2018

Barry Stanley Whitten Central, SC Barry Stanley Whitten, 58, husband of Rhonda Lydia Moore Whitten, died Monday, August 6, 2018. He was born in Anderson, a son of Janice Evans Whitten and the late AC "Sonny" Whitten, Jr. Barry was a graduate of Daniel High School, and received a Bachelor's degree from Clemson University. He enjoyed spending time with his friends in the woods, playing...
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Paul B. Wood

March 29, 1930 - August 4, 2018

Dr. Paul B. Wood, 88, passed away peacefully at the Cottingham House on August 4, 2018. Born on March 29, 1930, in Macon, GA, Dr. Wood grew up in Gastonia, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. and Mrs. J.A. Wood, and five older siblings. Paul Wood was a graduate of Central Wesleyan Methodist Junior College, Guildford College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
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W. Harvey Hall

October 8, 1933 - August 2, 2018

William Harvey Hall, 84, of 312 Burnt Tanyard Road, husband of Vernell Nichols Hall for 62 years, passed away, Thursday, August 2, 2018. Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late Cemeloy and Julia Kelly Hall. Harvey was a weaver with J.P. Stevens for many years and retired from High Hampton Inn & Country Club in Cashiers. He also mowed lawns for over 30 years and was a member of...
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Wallace "WaWa" Moon

March 18, 1939 - August 2, 2018

James Wallace Moon "WaWa" Central, SC James Wallace Moon "WaWa", 79, and husband of Liz Moon, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, August 2, 2018. He was born in Greenville, a son of Willard and Carrie Hawkins Moon. Wallace was a lifelong Wesleyan, first in Greenville, and most recently at Trinity Wesleyan in Central. He was a Navy veteran and was proud of his service. WaWa was an...
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Mildred Hughes Link

April 1, 1931 - July 30, 2018

Mary Mildred Hughes Link, 87, widow of J. W. Link passed away, Monday, July 30, 2018 surrounded by her family at Clemson Downs. Born in Gray Court, SC, she was a daughter of the late John Gary and Annie Mae Greenway Hughes. She was a graduate of the Anderson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was a career nurse and retired from Redfern Health Center at Clemson University. Mildred...
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J. Curtis Hunter

August 7, 1940 - July 29, 2018

John Curtis Hunter, Jr, age 77, of Liberty, SC went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca. A native of Central, SC, he was preceded in death by his parents, John Curtis and Sarah Frances "Fannie" Satterfield Hunter. Curtis, known as "dozerman", worked in construction all of his working life and was known for his skill working with...
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Dwaine Eubanks

September 22, 1938 - July 23, 2018

Isaac Dwaine Eubanks Seneca, SC Isaac Dwaine Eubanks, 79, passed away unexpectedly July 23, 2018 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. Born in San Angelo, TX, Dr. Eubanks earned both a B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a research chemist for du Pont and subsequently a faculty member at Oklahoma State University where he reached the rank of full professor. He was...
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Marguerite Tompkins

September 28, 1924 - July 18, 2018

Marguerite E. Tompkins Clemson, SC Marguerite E. Tompkins, 93, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Clemson Downs in Clemson, SC. She was born September 28, 1924 in New York, NY a daughter of the late Carl and Martha Dohlus Heine. She was employed by various agencies in the the New York metropolitan area. On December 2, 1945, she married Bertram C. Tompkins of Ashland, NY, after...
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Eloise Rampey

March 29, 1935 - July 17, 2018

Delzie Eloise Rampey, 83, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Eloise was born on March 29, 1935, a daughter of the late Elbert Troy and Ellen Whittle Head in Central, SC, where she spent all the years of her life. Eloise was the wife of the late Ralph Rampey and is survived by her siblings, Gene "Burley" Head (Donna) of Willis, TX, Bobbie Head of Seneca and Thelma Jones of...
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Julia Anne Lanham Slappey

February 19, 1921 - July 16, 2018

Julia Anne Lanham Slappey was born in Rome, Georgia on February 19, 1921, the only child of Henderson Lovelace Lanham and Anne Phinizy Lanham. Her father was a United States Congressman serving from January 1947-his death in 1957. Her father and mother loved the Lord, and Julia Anne gave her heart to the Lord as a young girl. She has followed Him faithfully all her life. She has said repeatedly...
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Dorothy Baldwin Edwards

October 20, 1925 - July 16, 2018

Dorothy Elizabeth Baldwin Edwards, 92, entered into eternal life on Monday, July 16, 2018.   She was born in Fletcher, North Carolina on October 20, 1925, the daughter of John Roy Baldwin, Sr. and Muriel Joy Carter Baldwin. She grew up on a large family farm - from which her entrepreneurial father trucked his crops seasonally to the great cities of the American heartland.  The family was...
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John R. Long

February 22, 1948 - July 15, 2018

Johnnie Randall Long, 70, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Oconee Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Parsons, TN, he was a son of the late Gordon and Emma Lou Colwick Long. John was a graduate of University of Tennessee and was a professional land surveyor, registered in NC, SC, TN and GA. He has been a licensed Real Estate Broker and Registered Forester. He was in...
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Patricia Attaway Robinson

February 10, 1943 - July 9, 2018

Patricia A. Robinson Greenville, SC Patricia Attaway (Pat) Robinson, 75, beloved wife of Alfred B. (Al) Robinson, Jr., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Monday, July 9, 2018 at her home. Born in Anderson, SC, she was the daughter of the late Eugenia Brock and Roy Dewitt Attaway. She graduated from Anderson Junior College. Pat was a retired bookkeeper and secretary having...
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Ronnie Rex "Ron" Black

January 28, 1946 - July 7, 2018

Ron Black, 72, of 480 Pin du Lac Drive in Central, SC, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Ron is survived by his wife Laura Neath Black; daughter Leanne Broome (Devon); stepson John Vinson; grandsons, Ransom and Oron; sister Elaine Memmott (Richard); and first wife and special friend Sandy Alexander (Jimmie), who both provided non-stop support,...
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James Hellams, Sr.

June 15, 1931 - June 29, 2018

Dr. James William Hellams, Sr., husband of Nancy Tate Hellams of Pendleton, SC passed away on June 29, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. "Doc", as he was lovingly called, was born on June 15, 1931 in the Dials Community of Gray Court, SC to Ralph Augustus and Nancy Campbell Hellams. "Doc" attended Wofford College and graduated from Howard College(now Samford University) and was...
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Evelyn Rhodes Thompson

November 22, 1923 - June 26, 2018

Evelyn Rhodes Thompson, 94, widow of John Lester Thompson passed away, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Residences at Park Place in Seneca. Evelyn was born in Augusta, Ga, a daughter of the late Henry Dowling and Evelyn Elizabeth Williams Rhodes.  She graduated from Tubman High School in Augusta in 1940 and attended Winthrop College. During WWII she supported the  US Army at the Augusta Arsenal...
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Chester R. Smith

January 2, 1920 - June 25, 2018

Colonel Chester R. Smith, US Army Ret, and Clemson University Professor, 98, widower of Doshie "Doe" Mae Evans Smith, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 at his home. He was born in Boaz, Alabama, the son of the late John R. and Alma Cook Smith. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia. Colonel Smith entered the Army in 1941...
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Mary "Kitsy" Neubeck

August 17, 1948 - June 24, 2018

Mary Eileen "Kitsy" (Smith) Neubeck, 69, wife of Stephen John Neubeck passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at her home. She was born in Schenectady, NY, a daughter of the late Omer Eugene Smith and Mary Eileen Sauter Smith. She was a graduate of Newton College of the Sacred Heart. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Clemson. In addition to her husband, Stephen, she is...
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C. Milton Oates

June 30, 1941 - June 19, 2018

Cecil Milton "Milt" Oates, 76, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his home. Born in Central, Milt was a son of the late Leonard "Shorty" and Jimmie Lou Bell Oates. He was a retired employee with Greenwood Mills in Liberty and was a member of Cannon Memorial Baptist Church. Milt enjoyed fishing, loved horses and birds, playing the lottery, cutting grass, reading the newspaper, Clemson...
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Harold Dyar

November 27, 1938 - June 14, 2018

Harold Thomas "Rabbit" Dyar, 79, husband of Patricia Gillespie Dyar, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Baptist Hospital Easley. Mr. Dyar was born in Anderson County and was a son of the late, James Ernest and Floy Collins Dyar. He was retired from GM Mechanical as a plumber and was a member of Refuge Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Anita...
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Yvonne Muse Waldon

April 26, 1960 - June 11, 2018

Yvonne "Von" Carol Muse Waldon, 58, passed away, Monday, June 11, 2018 at the McCall Hospice House. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, she was the daughter of the late Harold Don and Lena Mae Mooney Muse. Von was a woman of faith and strong love for her family and friends. She was a member of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church. Von was a dedicated employee of Duke Energy and was an avid runner, lover of...
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David D. Moyle, PhD.

December 10, 1942 - June 11, 2018

Dr. David D. Moyle, 75, husband of Margaret "Meg" Hall Moyle, passed away, Monday, June 11, 2018 at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was a son of the late Harry and Mildred Jacobs Moyle. He was a graduate of Wilkes College and earned his PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Dr. Moyle came to Clemson University in 1971 and began teaching in the...
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Barbara W. Fox

July 17, 1927 - June 6, 2018

Barbara Wright Fox, 90, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Born in Saginaw, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alice Hager Wright. Barbara was a graduate of Michigan State University and earned a Master's Degree in Education at Clemson University. She taught at four public schools in Pickens County and was a Reading Consultant in Anderson County. After retiring as a...
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Sybil C. Miller

October 16, 1945 - June 5, 2018

Sybil C. Miller, 72, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Pendleton Manor in Greenville. Born in Anderson, SC, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Wilks "Bruno" and Gladys Duncan Miller. Sybil was a graduate of Daniel High School and retired as an administrative assistant at the Brooks Center at Clemson University. She was the former owner and operator of the UPS Store in Clemson. She was...
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Gloria Jones

November 2, 1922 - May 29, 2018

Gloria Jones Clemson Gloria Ann O'Bannon Jones, 95, wife of the late, Raymond Luther Jones, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Cottingham Hospice in Seneca. Mrs. Jones was born in Zanesville, OH and was a daughter of the late, Carl Henderson and Gertrude White O'Bannon. She loved to dance, read, and do crossword puzzles. She was retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass and a member of...
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Joyce Lownes Hoyt Robinson

August 4, 1920 - May 28, 2018

Joyce Lownes Hoyt Robinson Clemson, SC Joyce Lownes Hoyt Robinson, 97, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 Mrs. Robinson was born August 4, 1920, in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, to the late Walter and Florence Lownes. She graduated from Ursinus College, PA, in 1942 and joined the Women's Army Corp (WAC) as an officer in military intelligence. She worked in coding and decoding messages to Latin...
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Phyllis M. Seeley

March 1, 1949 - May 28, 2018

Phyllis Marie Seeley Pendleton Phyllis M. Seeley, 69, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. She is survived by her son, Robbie (Lynn) of Pendleton; a daughter, Donna Bryant (Cindy) of Texas; a brother, Jack Smith of Gaston, TX; grandchildren, Erica C. Shirley (James), Haley, Katie, and Britt Callahan, and Jacob Dykeman; and a great grandson, Noah Shirley. In addition to her parents, she was...
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Elizabeth Canterbury Karns

July 24, 1932 - May 28, 2018

Elizabeth Canterbury Karns Seneca Elizabeth Canterbury Karns, 85, wife of Donald M. Karns, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. Mrs. Karns was born July 24, 1932, in Evansville, Indiana, a daughter of the late Richard and Mary Canterbury. She graduated from Reitz High School in 1950, and she worked four years at Bucyrus-Erie. Elizabeth married Donald Karns June 2, 1953, and together they...
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Brian Kernaghan

September 17, 1944 - May 27, 2018

Brian Kernaghan, most recently of Clemson, previously of Mt. Pleasant and Pawleys island, SC passed away suddenly at home on May 27. He was 73 years old. Brian was born in Bronxville, NY on September 17, 1944 to Mary and Charles Kernaghan. Brian grew up in Upstate, NY and Pittsburgh, PA enjoying summers on Lake George, NY with his friends and family. He attended both St. Edmonds Academy and ...
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Ethel M. Allen

April 6, 1920 - May 22, 2018

Ethel Lee Martin Allen, 98, widow of John Leon Allen, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Clemson Downs. Born in Pacolet, SC, she was a daughter of the late George Fred and Laura Whitlock Martin. She attended Winthrop College. Mrs. Allen was a retired Elementary School teacher and Librarian. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. She had been a member of the Mi Casa Garden...
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Roger Dale Burkett

November 17, 1960 - May 22, 2018

Roger Dale Burkett, 57, husband of Anna Rivenbark Burkett, passed away, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the home of his brother. Born in Central, he was a son of the late Clifton E. and Lola Thompson. He was an employee with Cannon Roofing of Spartanburg. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughter, Devin Burkett Mixon of Jacksonville, Fl; son, William Allen Burkett of Gainesville, GA; niece...
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Beverly Joy Boggs

November 20, 1934 - May 21, 2018

Beverly J. Boggs Central Beverly J. Boggs, 83, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Boggs was born in New Orleans, LA and was a daughter of the late William J. and Mildred Menge Mahler. Beverly enjoyed playing her harmonica, she loved gardening, and will be especially remembered for backyard Bible clubs, VBS, and her love of singing. Beverly was a member of Golden Creek...
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Elizabeth Walker Palmer

June 16, 1919 - May 20, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Walker Palmer, 98, widow of Pete Palmer passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Lila Doyle Nursing Center. Born in Demorest, GA, she was a daughter of the late J.D. and Pearl Berry Walker. She was a retired employee with Defore Mill and was a member of East Clemson Baptist Church. Surviving are sons, Jim Palmer (Linda) of Fort Myers, FL, Jackie T. Palmer of Charlotte, NC;...
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Muriel Boyd Bishop

October 7, 1928 - May 20, 2018

Muriel Boyd Bishop Central Muriel Boyd Bishop, 89, and wife of Carl Barnes Bishop, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mrs. Bishop was born in Billingsley, AL, a daughter of the late Joseph and Lelia Mae Taylor Boyd. She was a chemistry professor at Clemson University for many years. She also was a past president of the Clemson Lion's Club. She was active in her church, serving on various...
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Lilia Mogollon Gardner

June 30, 1926 - May 19, 2018

Mrs. Lilia "Lee" M. Gardner, a proud immigrant and a woman of faith who saw the hand of God at every turn in her life, died May 19, 2018, at her home in Clemson, S.C. She was 91. Mrs. Gardner was born on June 30, 1926, in Bogotá, Colombia, to Francisco and Isabel Mogollón, the second of four daughters. By age 4 she was reading the newspaper. When her mother was widowed, young Lilia's...
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Harvey Traynum

February 26, 1971 - May 17, 2018

William Harvey Traynum Liberty William Harvey Traynum Passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Mr. Traynum was born in Anderson County and was the son of Connie Chastain Traynum and Tony M. Traynum. He was a minister and a member of The Mount Church. Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife, Sarah Mayes Traynum; a son, Tanner Traynum; three sisters, Michelle Traynum, Kellie...
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Frank C. Little

January 18, 1932 - May 14, 2018

Frank Cale Little, 86, husband for 30 years to Leanna Vidoni Little, passed away, Monday, May 14, 2018 at Clemson Downs. Born in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late Franklin and Margaret Murphy Little. Frank was a graduate in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. In college he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was a retired structural engineer with Chicago Bridge and Iron where he...
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Mary Frances Elrod

January 1, 1934 - May 13, 2018

Mary "Frances" Wheeler Elrod, 84, widow of Allan Lawton Elrod went home to her Lord, Sunday, May 13, 2018. Born in Stephens County, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Millard G. and Annie Scott Wheeler. Frances was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother and G.G. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Surviving are daughters, Sharon McAnulty (Frank), Debbie Stone (Johnny) and...
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Evelyn Sheriff Arnold

October 4, 1920 - May 10, 2018

Evelyn Margaret Arnold Pickens County Evelyn Margaret Arnold, 97, of Central, SC died May 10, 2018 at the Lila Doyle Nursing Home in Seneca. Born in Central, SC, she was the daughter of the late Alpha Martin Sheriff and Lena Virginia (Pace) Sheriff. She was predeceased by husbands, Fred McSwain Cox, and Edwin Marvin Arnold; brother, Floyd Sheriff, and sister, Mildred Hinton. Mrs....
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Michael A. Taras

September 6, 1921 - May 9, 2018

Michael A. Taras Clemson, SC Michael A. Taras, 96, died peacefully Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Dr. Taras was the son of Andrew Taras and Catherine Bodnar of Olyphant, Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University, receiving a B.S. degree in Forestry. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a 1st Lt. twin engine pilot. He received a master of Forestry degree in Wood Utilization from Penn...
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Grace Shirley

March 31, 1932 - May 2, 2018

Grace Manley Shirley, 86, widow of Martin Clarence Shirley, passed away, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at her home. Born in Pickens County, she was the daughter of the late William Bill and Florine Berry Manley. Grace was a homemaker and attended Central Church of God Prophecy. She loved people and gave care to many. Surviving are sons, Jackie Dale Shirley (Sandra Adcox) of Central and Thomas ...
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