Jay Smink

Jun 5, 2024

Jay Smink, beloved husband of the late Frances Smink, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2024.  Born on January 24, 1938, in Lykens, PA, he was the son of the late John Law and Irene Smink.  Dr. Smink obtained a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, a Master's and Doctorate in Education from The Pennsylvania State University.  He retired as the executive director of the National Dropout Prevention at Clemson University after 24 years and was awarded professor emeritus in Clemson University’s College of...

Maxie Ruth Smith

Jun 4, 2024

Maxie Ruth Ausburn Smith, 85, of Powdersville, South Carolina, wife of the late Ray Carson Smith Sr., passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. 

Born in Greenville County, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Morene Ausburn. Maxie graduated from Easley High School and went on to Cecil Business School. She opened and operated Powdersville Bakery where she became...

Jacolyn “Jackie” Rockwood Dark

Jun 4, 2024

Jacolyn “Jackie” Rockwood Dark, 87, of Easley, South Carolina, wife of the late Alvin R. Dark, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. 

Born in Floral Park, New York, she was a daughter of the late Joseph L. Hodges, Jr. and Mildred Campbell Rockwood. She was a stewardess and supervisor at National Airlines for...

Harry Love Dunlap Jr.

Jun 3, 2024

Harry Love Dunlap Jr., 97, passed away on June 3, 2024. He was born on August 25, 1926, to the late Annie Mae and Harry Dunlap Sr. in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He lost his mother when he was 13 and was a vital part of helping his father run the family grocery business.

Upon graduation from Rock Hill High School...

Betty Medlin Smith

Jun 2, 2024

Betty Medlin Tinsley Smith, 85, of Easley, South Carolina, wife of L.C. Smith Jr. passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2024. 

Born in Pickens, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Obie and Essie Turner Medlin. She graduated from Pickens High School and was a regular member at St. Matthias Lutheran Church in Easley. She was a Licensed Practical...

Amanda McCoy Burgess

Jun 2, 2024

Amanda M. Burgess

Easley, SC


Karie Amanda McCoy Burgess, 47, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2024, at her residence.


Born in Greenville, SC, she is the daughter of Robert E. “Bob” McCoy (Nancy) of Easley and Jane Whitlock Moorehead (Aaron) of Westminster.


Amanda graduated from Forsyth High School in Georgia and was formerly employed with Walgreens in Powdersville. She loved art and listening to...

Timothy W. Rhodes

Jun 1, 2024

Timothy “Tim” W. Rhodes, passed into Glory on June 1, 2024. 

Born in Anderson, South Carolina, he was the son of Bill Rhodes (Martha) and the late Nancie Rhodes. He was a truck driver with a PhD in Militaria. He had the uncanny ability to buy junk and sell antiques. 

To know Tim, was to love him. Tim was the salt of...

James "Jimmy" Leroy Chism

May 30, 2024

Jimmy ChismPiedmont, SCMr. James "Jimmy" Leroy Chism, 75, husband of the late Peggy Jo McCraken Chism, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2024.Born in Seneca, SC, a son of the late Willard Thomas Chism and the late Cora Mauldin Chism, Mr. Chism retired from Greenville Mechanical, was of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Marine Veteran having served in the...

Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Martel

May 29, 2024

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Martel, 77, of Central, wife of the late Raymond J. Martel, Jr., passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on May 29, 2024.

Born in Natick, MA, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. Dagg, Sr. and Elizabeth B. Dagg (Perry). Liz graduated from Framingham North High School, Framingham, MA. She followed...

Sherry Jean Klein

May 29, 2024

Sherry Jean Klein, 76, of Central, passed away on May 29, 2024.

Born in Summerville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Rudolph Gaines and Lillian Gardner Gaines. Sherry worked for Barfield Instrument Corporation in Florida and Pine Grove BBQ in Townville, but her greatest joy was being a mother and raising her family. She enjoyed playing cards on...