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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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Thurman Grady " Tim" Painter, Jr.

October 22, 1940 - September 24, 2020

Thurman Grady "Tim" Painter, Jr., 79, passed away, Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Powdersville, SC. Tim was born in Spartanburg, SC, son of the late Lucy Davis and Thurman Grady Painter, Sr. He was a graduate of Spartanburg High School and the SC Criminal Justice Academy. Tim had a long career in law enforcement. He was retired trooper with the SC Highway Patrol, then worked in security at...
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William Christopher Brackett

September 23, 2020

William Christopher Brackett, 60, of Six Mile passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 after a long battle with Cancer. Born in York, SC the son of the late William Daniel and Geraldine Ligon Brackett. Husband of 30 years to Cynthia Pickens Brackett of the home and loving father of Daniel Brackett (Amber) of Pickens, Christina Phillips (Jimmy) of Anderson and Catherine...
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Travis Brian "Bino" Wilbanks

June 14, 1968 - September 21, 2020

Travis Brian "Bino" Wilbanks, 52 passed away Monday, September 21 at his residence from complications with diabetes. He was the son of Sandra Wilbanks Smith and the late Ronnie O. Wilbanks. Bino worked at Wilbert Plastic Services in Easley and was of the Christian faith and the Baptist tradition. He enjoyed playing the guitar, listening to country music, dancing with friends at Cotton Eye...
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Susie Barnes Woods

July 23, 1964 - September 18, 2020

Susie Woods, 56, of Central SC, passed away at the Rainey Hospice Home of Anderson, SC on September 18th 2020. She was born in Anderson, SC July 23rd, 1964 to the late Harry and Janice Barnes. Susie was an alum of Daniel High School. Susie is survived by her husband Waco Woods; a sister, Marie Talley; a brother, Joey Barnes; a brother, Tim Barnes; a brother, Frank Barnes and a brother Scott...
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Paul L. Wilcox

September 3, 1935 - September 16, 2020

Reverend Paul Leslie Wilcox, 85, husband of the late Carolyn Duncan Wilcox, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC. Paul was born in Kenton, Ohio, the son of the late Leslie D. and Ruth Grode Wilcox. Paul was a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University and pastored in the Wesleyan Church for 44 years. Following his retirement Paul continued his...
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Angela Lynn Alexander

July 31, 1969 - September 16, 2020

Angela Lynn Alexander, 51, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at her home in Central. Angela was born in Michigan, a daughter of George Ronald and Carolyn Maw Alexander. She was a graduate of D.W. Daniel High School and Clemson University. She loved watching deer and birds from her home in the country. She also enjoyed photography and playing golf and putt putt. She was a member of...
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Robert Austin Porter

February 4, 2002 - September 14, 2020

Austin Porter entered into his eternal rest and peace on Monday, September 14. It was far too soon for those that loved him but Providence intervened and to Him we painfully submit. Austin was first and foremost a beloved child of God, chosen by His Redeemer for the sake of His glory and grace. The words of one of Austin's favorite songs, Nailed to the Cross, captures this well. "That I am...
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Mary Evelyn Swaney

October 18, 1941 - September 14, 2020

Mary Evelyn Swaney, 78, and widow of "J.V." Swaney died peacefully a Monday, September 14, 2020. She was born October 18, 1941, in Anderson County, a daughter of John and Mary Smith Gentry. She was a member of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church in Pendleton. Evelyn worked in the finishing plant at the Milliken Textile plant. She enjoyed shopping and baking, and really liked to do crossword...
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Danny Lee Duke

July 15, 1986 - September 11, 2020

Danny Lee Duke, 34, of Central, peacefully passed away at his home surrounded by family and friends. Danny was born in Greenville County, the son of Rhonda Lee Voyles of Central and the late Robert Duke. Prior to his lengthy illness, Danny was a carpenter and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was also very gifted working with electronics and loved animals...
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Ethel Nocht

February 22, 1936 - September 11, 2020

Ethel E. Nocht, 84, widow of Gunther P. Nocht passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 11, 2020. Ethel was born in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of the late William J. and Ethel Heise Shaffery. She was a retired employee with K-Mart most recently in Seneca, SC. Ethel was a Senior Member of the Order of Artistic Typists. Surviving are her son, Gunther P. Nocht, Jr. of Anderson,...
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Margaret L. McCollough

November 12, 1936 - September 10, 2020

Margaret Locke McCollough, 83, wife of Joe L. McCollough passed away at her home following a lengthy illness. Margaret was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, daughter of the late William R. and Charlotte Locke. She taught and later substituted at Clemson Elementary School for over 45 years. She was very active at Clemson United Methodist Church where she taught 4 year old Sunday School...
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Alice Melrose Smith

April 7, 1938 - September 3, 2020

Alice Melrose Kinsey Smith, 82, formerly of Townville, SC, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the Rainey Hospice in Anderson. She was born in Columbia, SC, a daughter of the late Carl and Nina Mae McElhannon Kinsey. Melrose loved teaching Sunday School, enjoyed all forms of crafts and was known as a very talented athlete. She was a member of Full Gospel Temple in Seneca. Surviving...
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Leroy Wallace Beach II

March 8, 1946 - September 2, 2020

Leroy Wallace Beach, II husband of Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Maw Beach passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC. Leroy was born in Los Angeles, California, a son of the late Naomi Hildebrand and Leroy Wallace Beach Sr. He was a former employee of Greenville Aluminum Products in Greenville, SC. In his younger days, Leroy and his wife and family enjoyed...
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Richard Lardner

August 31, 2020

Richard Allen Lardner, Sr., 80, was called home to Jesus on Monday, August 31, 2020. The youngest of four sons, Richie was the pride and joy of his parents, Harry and Grace, and was deeply loved by his older brothers Harold, Donald and Bobby. At ten years old, he met his future soulmate, Ruth, while attending church. They were married at eighteen and had four extraordinary children together. Rich...
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Randall W. White

January 31, 1958 - August 30, 2020

Randall Wayne White, 62, passed away at Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood Sunday, August 30, 2020 due to complications from Covid-19. He was born January 31, 1958 in Fort Knox, Kentucky the son of Bolt and Katherine Hoxit White. Randy grew up in Seneca, graduating from Seneca High School, class of 1976. Six weeks prior to graduation Randy was involved in a horrific car crash which left him...
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Jason Aaron Lackey

December 25, 1979 - August 29, 2020

Jason Aaron Lackey, 40, husband of Melissa Ambrose Lackey passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at his home. Born in Greenville, SC, Jason was the son of Oneal Lackey of Central and Dianne Whitaker Sellers of Pendleton. Jason was a Quality Control Sorter with Force One. He loved cars, planes, music and loved to cook. Surviving in addition to his parents are his brother, Brian Lackey ...
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Donald Edward Boggs

October 25, 1937 - August 29, 2020

First Sergeant Donald Edward Boggs, US Army Retired, 82, husband of Debbie Martin Boggs, passed away, Saturday, August 29, 2020 at his home following a lengthy illness. Don was born in Easley, a son of the late Walter Bentson and Bessie Mae Jones Boggs. He attended Piedmont High School and the University of South Carolina. Don faithfully served his country in the United States Army where he...
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Regina P. Freeman

December 4, 1933 - August 27, 2020

Regina Puderbeutel Freeman passed away August 27, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Regina was a Holocaust survivor, a Jewish child of WWII. Born in 1933 in Hitler's Germany, she was placed in a convent for protection until age six, when she rejoined her parents and sister and fled across the German border into Poland. They were soon deported by train on a cattle car across...
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Judy Ann Herrin

August 24, 1942 - August 26, 2020

Judy Ann Herrin, 78, wife of Ronald Herrin passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones Wednesday, August 26, 2020. She was born August 24, 1942 in Albemarle, NC the daughter of William R. Kendall, Jr. and Ruby Coggins Kendall. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pendleton. Judy grew up in New London and went on to earn her LPN. She worked in various healthcare offices, but...
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W. Murphy Moseley

October 9, 1947 - August 25, 2020

Walter Murphy Moseley, 72, husband of Fran Cook Moseley passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson. Murphy was born in Anderson, SC a son of the late John Zeph and Elizabeth Murphy Moseley. He was a graduate of Hannah High School and earned an associate degree in electronics from Tri County Tech. Murphy was proud to serve his country as...
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Anne Caughman

September 29, 1954 - August 24, 2020

Anne Caughman, 65, passed away peacefully Monday, August 24, 2020. She was born in Asheville, NC September 29, 1954 the daughter of George G. and Anne Westrope Caughman. Born with Down's Syndrome, Anne was a special lady who endeared herself to all of her dedicated caregivers. She is survived by three brothers, George Caughman III of Watertown, CT, Gordon Caughman (Alecia) of Honolulu, HI,...
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James E. Anthony

May 13, 1942 - August 15, 2020

James Elford Anthony, 78, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020. He was born May 13, 1942 in Pickens County, a son of Bryan and Ethel Clark Anthony. James was a member of Prayer Baptist Church in Norris. James attended schools in Pickens County. He was a Vietnam Era veteran who served his country in the US Marine Corps. He went on to be a painter with Duke Energy. James enjoyed fishing,...
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Lawrence Alan Dyck

August 15, 2020

Lawrence "Larry" Dyck, 78, of Central, SC passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020. Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and dog lover. Wherever he was, he filled the room with his love, conversation and humor. His life's focus was to make the world a better place. He spread his passion for and love of science as a professor of Biological Sciences at Clemson University for 31 years...
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Frederick Edward Scharpenberg

November 25, 1949 - August 15, 2020

Frederick Edward Scharpenberg, 70, husband of Jamesanna Ellington Scharpenberg, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020 at his residence. Fred was born in Queens, NY the son of the late Frederick Henry and Gloria Margaret Bauman Scharpenberg. He was a retired lineman with Verizon Communications. Fred was an active member of Clemson United Methodist Church where he helped with the Wesley College...
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Larry C. Bright

February 7, 1958 - August 14, 2020

Larry C. Bright, 62, went to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday August 14, 2020. He was born February 7, 1958 in Anderson County, a son of Woodrow W. and Dorothy N. Bright. Larry graduated from Pendleton High School. Later in life he found he needed a Savior and gave his life to Jesus Christ. He spent his life sharing his story with whoever would listen. He was very active in the...
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Julia Duncan Owen

August 13, 2020

Julia Duncan Owen, 77 of Six Mile, SC passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020. Julia was born and raised in Pickens County to Benjamin and Ruby Duncan on October 3, 1942. Through the years she was a gifted seamstress as well as an amazing cook. She owned her own catering business for years assisting the community with special events. Julia attended private a Christian high school in Central...
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William Franklin Cook

August 3, 1931 - August 10, 2020

William Franklin Cook, 89, husband of June Dobson Cook, passed away Monday, August 10, 2020 at AnMed Cannon in Pickens, SC. Frank was born in Norris a son of the late Toby and Aileen Porter Cook. He was a 1948 graduate of Liberty High School. He proudly served 10 years in the USAir Force having served at the US Air Force Academy and Shaw Air Force Base. Following his service he worked for...
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Golda R. Noblitt

December 3, 1931 - August 6, 2020

Golda R. Noblitt, 88, passed away peacefully Thursday August 6, 2020. She was born December 3, 1931 in Madison County, North Carolina, a daughter of Everett and Wavel Franklin Rice. Golda was a long-time member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Central. After attending schools in Madison County, Golda went on to further her education at Central Wesleyan University, graduating in the...
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Mabel T. Bolt

December 10, 1920 - August 5, 2020

Mabel Taylor Bolt, 99, widow of Clint Eugene Bolt passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC. Mabel was born in Oconee County, a daughter of the late Benjamin J. and Alloe Elkin Taylor. She worked for many years at the Central Drug Store, then worked at Edwards Junior High School for a number of years. Many would know her from her many years of...
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Robert L. Slaney, Jr.

October 28, 1943 - August 4, 2020

Robert Lee Slaney, Jr., husband of Evelyn Roberts Slaney passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at his home. Robert was born in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late Sarah Hunter and Robert Lee Slaney, Sr. He was raised in the North Hills where he developed a love for the outdoors. Known to his friends as "Bob", he soon grew into a capable athlete, excelling in the long-distance running sports at...
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Lois Seraphine Robison

January 7, 1941 - August 4, 2020

Lois Seraphine Robison, born January 7, 1941, went home to be with the Lord on August 4, 2020. She was born in Vero Beach, Florida, the daughter of Charles and Viola Seraphine. Lois was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She hosted fabulous parties, hit long golf shots, and loved watching her grandchildren enjoy her creek and mountains. Her beautiful North Carolina garden was...
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Patricia Rita Frugoli Hatcher

August 1, 2020

Patricia Rita Frugoli Hatcher Central, SC Patricia Rita Frugoli Hatcher, 78 recently of Columbia, SC passed away Saturday morning, August 1, 2020. Pat was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts to Olivo and Julia Frugoli on March 20, 1942 and lived in Marshfield, MA until college. She earned a BA in foreign languages from the University of Massachusetts and traveled the world through her work in the...
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Patricia Ann Dyar

August 20, 1943 - July 31, 2020

Patricia Ann Gillespie Dyar, 76, widow of Harold T. "Rabbit" Dyar passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Pat was born in Pickens County a daughter of the late Bluford and Emma Stancil Gillespie. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Refuge Baptist Church. Pat loved to work jigsaw puzzles, reading, feeding and watching birds but more than anything...
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Bobbie Norris Summerall

July 9, 1930 - July 27, 2020

Bobbie Norris Summerall, 90, widow of Gene Summerall passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at her residence following a sudden illness. Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late William Ernest and Ruby Gillespie Norris. Bobbie was a graduate of Pendleton High School and a member of Bishop Branch Baptist Church. Surviving are daughters, Melanie Summerall of Pendleton, Kay...
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George T. "Tommy" Reid, Jr.

October 2, 1951 - July 24, 2020

George Thomas "Tommy" Reid Jr., 68, husband of Carol Lynn Reid passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at a Greenville hospital. He was born in Anderson October 2, 1951, a son of George T. Reid, Sr. and Frances Rebecca Wilbanks Reid. Tommy graduated from Daniel High School , class of 1969. He began his career for the USPS as a rural mail carrier in Central, SC and retired after 39 years of service....
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Brenda Grant

February 15, 1940 - July 23, 2020

Brenda Lee Clark Grant, 80, wife of the late, Oldrige Grant, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Urgent Care in Clemson. Mrs. Grant was born in Kay County OK, and was a daughter of the late, Noah Joshua and Floris Romary Clark. Surviving are daughters, Barbara Lee Mullinix, Debra Louise Boggs, Caroline Oldrige Moore, and Sheila Marie Adams; one sister, Linda Frew; eleven grandchildren...
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David Edward Kreitz

April 4, 1938 - July 19, 2020

David E. Kreitz Seneca, SC David Edward Kreitz, 82, of Seneca passed away, Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Oconee Memorial Hospital. David was born in Montevue, Maryland, a son of the late Lewis and Louella (née Stonesifer) Kreitz. He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of the US Army. Surviving are his daughter, Amanda Brown and husband, Joshua of Dickinson, TX; brothers, James A. Kreitz...
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Harvey C. Bridges

December 24, 1957 - July 17, 2020

Harvey Carrol Bridges, 62 of Sandy Springs passed away Friday, July 17, 2020. Harvey was the son of the late Felton and Mary Alma Bridges. He was of the Baptist faith. Harvey graduated from Pendleton High School in 1976 followed by a career in textiles before he retired as a maintenance technician from LaFrance Industries. Harvey loved his days of retirement both golfing and working part...
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Hillel Samisch

June 11, 1930 - July 15, 2020

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Hillel Samisch, loving husband of 64 years, father of two children, and 'Pop Pop' to seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, passed away at age 90 in Seneca, SC. Hillel was born on 11 June, 1930 in Leavenworth, KS to Hillel and Miriam Samisch. He was a proud Kansas Jayhawk, which was somewhat challenging in the last four years of his life surrounded by...
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Shirley Mae Thomas Wilson

February 13, 1935 - July 12, 2020

Shirley Thomas Wilson, age 85, passed away on July 12, 2020, after a short bout with COVID-19. Born February 13, 1935, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Annie Mae Thomas of Due West, SC. Despite her short height, she was an excellent basketball player at Due West High School. After graduation, she married the late Philip Edward Wilson of Abbeville, SC, and raised six children:...
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Terri Lane Lee

September 15, 1960 - July 11, 2020

Terri Lane Romesburg Lee, 59, Loving wife of Stephen E. Lee, passed away on July 11, 2020. Born in Akron OH on September 15, 1960 to James W. Romesburg (deceased) and Rae Ann Romesburg. Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are her son, Gregory P. Daum, her daughter Haley Rae Lee, her grandchildren Lance Gregory Daum, Loretta Rae Todd, and Ford Wayne Todd, as well as her sister and...
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Carl Bentley "Ben" Lawrimore, Jr.

January 9, 1956 - July 9, 2020

Carl Bentley "Ben" Lawrimore, Jr., 64, husband of Janice A. Lawrimore passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family Thursday July 9, 2020 following a 10-year battle with Alzheimer's. Ben was born at Fort Eustis, Virginia January 9, 1956 a son of Carl B. and Jean Burrell Lawrimore. Ben grew up in Bishopville, South Carolina, graduating from Robert E. Lee Academy, class of 1974. He went...
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David Gaine Cannon

October 28, 1939 - July 7, 2020

Dr. David Gaine Cannon of Clemson passed on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. He was the son of Dr. Edward Gaine Cannon of Balsam Grove, North Carolina, and Helen (Cannon) Robinson of Ridgway, Pennsylvania. Born in 1939, Cannon grew up in Pickens before graduating from San Diego State University in California. After college he married and lived in London for 3 years while studying theater at the Royal...
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Sallie Yates Box

January 6, 1934 - July 5, 2020

Sallie Yates Box, 86, of 109 Ashley Road, Clemson, SC, left this world for heaven's glories on July 5, 2020. She loved the Lord Jesus Christ, and from that love flowed all the virtues of her life. She was a gracious, loving wife, faithfully loving her husband, Benton (in sickness and in health) for 67 1/2 years, until God called him home in July 2019. She was a great Mom who raised 3 godly...
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J. Lawrence Cartee

October 1, 1932 - July 5, 2020

James Lawrence Cartee, 87, of Pendleton, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, SC. Lawrence was born in Anderson County, a son of the late James Ansel and Helen Craig Cartee. He owned and operated a Nationwide Insurance Agency in Pendleton for many years. Lawrence was very active in the Pendleton community and loved the Clemson Tigers. As a youth Lawrence...
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G. Timothy "Tim" McMillan

November 7, 1954 - June 30, 2020

George Timothy "Tim" McMillan, 65, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, SC. Tim grew up in Clemson, SC, a son of the late Covington "Goat" and Edith Elizabeth Greer McMillan. Tim was a graduate of D.W. Daniel High School and graduated from Clemson University. He loved spending time at the beach and being around his family. His passion was sports...
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Jannet Stasney

June 29, 2020

Jannet Bryant Stasney, 89 of Pendleton passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020. Born February 20, 1931 in Pickens County to Henry and Ressie Dacus Bryant. Jannet retired after 20+ years at Milliken Finishing Plant. She was a member of Faith Fellowship Church. She enjoyed worship and fellowship with her church community. Before her decline in health she enjoyed driving her car to visit family...
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Richard J. Spede

February 12, 1935 - June 28, 2020

Richard (Dick) Joseph Spede, 85 of Clemson, SC (formerly of Plainview, NY), passed peacefully to be with the Lord on June 28, 2020. Richard was born February 12, 1935, in Queens, NY to Walter and Marie (Snyder) Spede, both deceased, as is his older brother, Walter. He was married to his childhood sweetheart, Mary Jane Petrosino, almost 63 years when she passed in 2019. Richard is survived by...
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William Herbert Thompson, Jr.

October 17, 1940 - June 24, 2020

W. Herbert Thompson, Jr. Central, SC William Herbert Thompson, Jr., 79, husband of Shelby Littleton Thompson, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Herbert was born in Oconee County, a son of the late Wilma Stevenson and William Herbert Thompson, Sr. He was a graduate of D.W. Daniel High School and attended North Greenville College and Central Wesleyan College. Herbert was a former employee...
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Billie Jane Angle

November 6, 1930 - June 22, 2020

Billie Jane Angle, 89, wife of Henry B. Angle, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2020 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Billie Jane was born in Port Arthur, Texas, November 6, 1930, to William W. and Ivie Jane (Young) Davis. At the outbreak of WW II, she moved with her family to Carney's Point, NJ where she graduated valedictorian of her Class from Penns Grove High School. She...
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Anthony "Tony" Coogler

January 9, 1957 - June 19, 2020

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Eloise Nalley Horton

September 9, 1930 - June 16, 2020

Eloise Nalley Horton, 89, widow of John D. "Shakey" Horton passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville. Eloise was born in Six Mile, SC, the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Inez Mable Davis Nalley. She was a retired employee with J.P. Stevens Clemson Plant. She was a member of the Central Garden Club, the Red Hat Society and First Baptist of Central. ...
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Mary Edith Cole Ashby

June 15, 1943 - June 15, 2020

Mary Ashby, 77, of Easley, SC, went to heaven on June 15, 2020, her birthday, following a brief bout of cancer. Born June 15, 1943 in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Elsie N. Cole. Mary attended Westminster High School and graduated from Southern Wesleyan University (then Central College) in SC. She received her MA degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati. ...
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Olivia Jean "Jeannie" Burns

March 18, 1944 - June 9, 2020

Olivia Jean "Jeannie" Watson Burns, 76, wife of Gene Burns, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Belvedere Commons in Seneca, SC. Jeannie was born in Asheville, NC, the daughter of the late Howard F. and Evon Gaddy Watson. She was a 1962 graduate of Lee Edwards High School and was a retired Administrative Assistant with Buncombe County, NC. She and her husband attended Rock Hill Baptist...
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Malcolm J. Skove

March 3, 1931 - June 7, 2020

Dr. Malcolm John Skove, 89, husband of Janet Crawford Skove died Sunday, June 7, 2020 at the Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC. Malcolm was born in Cleveland, Ohio a son of the late Thomas and Ethel Rush Skove. A graduate of Clemson University, he earned his PhD from the University of Virginia and taught physics at Clemson for 30 years, retiring as an Alumni Professor. He continued his...
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Pansy Duke

May 11, 1938 - June 3, 2020

Pansy Elizabeth Duke entered the Church Triumphant on June 3, 2020. Pansy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Louise Duke on May 5, 1938. After graduating from high school, she attended Montreat-Anderson College, now Montreat College. She received a Masters in Christian Education from Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond Virginia, now Union Seminary. After graduating from...
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William C. "Bill" von Meyer

May 12, 1937 - June 3, 2020

William (Bill) Carl von Meyer passed away on June 3, 2020 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson SC. Bill was born in Detroit, Michigan, the youngest of three boys, and soon moved to Sidney, Ohio where he exceled in adventuring, academics, and golf. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University, The University of the Pacific, and Purdue University culminating with a PhD in Plant pathology and genetics. ...
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Grady Ansel King, Sr.

June 3, 2020

Grady Ansel King, Sr., 99, passed away peacefully at his daughter's home Wednesday, June 3, 2020. He was born August 27, 1920 in Pickens County, a son of Robert and Texieanna Alexander King. Grady served in the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) as a teenager, serving at both Jones Gap and Parris Mountain. He joined the US Army and proudly served his country during World War II. Oh, the stories...
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David Kinsley Bitzer

October 6, 1971 - May 28, 2020

David Kinsley Bitzer, 48, passed away May 28, 2020, at the Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca. David was born in Anderson, SC, a son of Jerry and Dianne Jones Bitzer of Central. He was a 1990 graduate of D.W. Daniel High School where he played football, and was a self-employed welder and construction worker. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the Pittsburgh Steelers, working on cars and anything...
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Donald T. Plotnik

June 4, 1929 - May 25, 2020

Donald T. Plotnik, 90, Lt. Col. USAF Retired, died on May 25, 2020 at his home outside Six Mile, SC. He was born on June 4, 1929, to Ted and Ila (Parantala) Plotnik on the farm his grandfather homesteaded in Northern Minnesota. He grew up in the neighboring town of Floodwood. Don began his career as an Air Force aviator flying 65 combat missions in the Korean War with the 13th Bomb Squadron...
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Cecil Owen

March 21, 1921 - May 15, 2020

Cecil Owen, 99, died peacefully Friday May 15, 2020. He was born in Liberty March 12, 1921 a son of Arley and Lizzie Tallie White Owen. Cecil grew up in Liberty and was drafted into the US Army. He was a quartermaster during World War II, serving in India, Burma, and China. When he returned Cecil started painting homes. He was a residential painter for many years, retiring at the age of 80. He...
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Janette F. Hamilton

April 28, 1929 - May 13, 2020

Janette Furman McInerny Hamilton, 91, widow of Lucius C. "Luke" Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at her home. She was born in Easley, SC, a daughter of the late Dr. William Baker and Ruth DeSaussure Furman. She graduated from Easley High School, attended Columbia College and graduated from Furman University. Janette earned her Masters Degree from the College of Charleston. She...
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Betty E. Bauer

February 7, 1941 - May 12, 2020

Betty Edmondson Bauer, 79, of Clemson, died Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Born February 7, 1941 in Tarboro, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Thomas Edmondson (Margaret Nelms) and the wife of the late Dr. Larry Lee Bauer. Betty graduated from Tarboro High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Greensboro College and attend graduate school at the...
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Kenneth (Kenn) C. Hembree

September 3, 1939 - May 5, 2020

Kenneth (Kenn) Cleveland Hembree, 80, passed away May 5, 2020. Born September 3, 1939 and reared in Westminster, South Carolina. Kenn was a retired U.S. Marine and a communicant of the Church of the Ascension, Episcopal, in Seneca. He is survived by his partner of forty-four years, Marvin Joe Merck and a brother Donald Hembree of Easley. Committal will be private at the Old Stone...
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Charles Ronald "Hook" Dillon

January 31, 1928 - May 1, 2020

Charles Ronald Dillon, "Hook", 92, passed away peacefully Friday May 1, 2020. He was born on January 31, 1928 to the late Doris Wills and Joseph Henry Dillon in Charlotte, N.C. He found and married his best friend of 68 years, Janie Lee Clement, also from Charlotte. Together they started a life of adventure. After serving in the Army of Occupation in Japan after WWII, he returned to North...
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Betty Janzen

March 3, 1922 - May 1, 2020

Betty Lou Janzen, 98, widow of Jack Janzen, died peacefully Friday, May 1, 2020 at Clemson Downs Nursing Center. Born in Waukon, Iowa, she was the daughter of Sidney and Josephine Mathisen. Betty received her B.S. in Food and Nutrition and worked as a Dietician/Dietary Consultant. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was very involved in serving her community...
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