Connie Lee Black

Mar 13, 2024

Connie Lee Black, 79, a loving and kind-hearted soul, passed away on March 13th. She was the daughter of the late Glenn E. White, and Edith G. White.

She was known for her passion for gardening, yardwork, trees and plants, as well as her dedication to serving Refuge Baptist Church of Central, SC.

Connie was retired from Milliken-Pendleton Finishing Plant.  She also...

Shirley "Dobbie" Mae Chapman

Mar 11, 2024

Shirley “Dobbie” Mae Chapman, of Walhalla, South Carolina passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024, with her family by her side.


Ms. Dobbie, as she was affectionately known, was born in Pickens, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Fred H. Chapman and the late Grace B. Dodgens Chapman. She was also preceded in death by ten of her siblings.


Ms. Dobbie...

Martin L. Hammond

Mar 11, 2024

Martin L. Hammond, a dedicated drywall hanger, breathed his last breath on March 11, 2024, at the Upstate Community Hospice House. Born on March 31, 1943, in Townville, South Carolina, Martin's journey came to an end as he peacefully departed surrounded by his loved ones. Martin was a man of simple pleasures and a strong work ethic. Throughout his career hanging...

Virginia Setser Wilson

Mar 11, 2024

Virginia S. WilsonEasley, SCMrs. Virginia Setser Wilson, wife of the late Rev. James Madison Wilson, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, March 11, 2024.Born in Franklin, NC, a daughter of the late Gilmer Jacob Setser and the late Nina Ray Setser, Mrs. Wilson received her Bachelor's Degree in nursing from the East Tennessee Baptist School of Nursing...

Linda Durham Smith

Mar 10, 2024

Linda Durham Smith, 76, of Liberty, wife of Tommy Joe Smith, Sr.., passed away March 10, 2024.

Born in Six Mile, she was the daughter of Junior Durham and Ruth Duncan Durham Connelly. Linda was a homemaker and a member of Amazing Grace Fellowship in Pickens. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and sewing.

She is survived by her husband, Tommy Joe Smith, Sr.;...

James Franklin "Frank" Boggs

Mar 10, 2024

James Franklin “Frank” Boggs, 90, of Central, husband to Gloria Holladay Boggs, passed away March 10, 2024.

Born in Anderson, SC, he was the son of the late Choice Vernon Boggs and Janie Gillespie Boggs. Frank graduated from Pendleton High School then went on to receive his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University. He retired from JP Stevens as a supervisor...

Joe Barton Jones

Mar 10, 2024

Joe Barton Jones, 84, of Easley, South Carolina, husband of Linda Dacus Jones, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at his home. 

Born in Pickens County, he was the son of the late Roscoe Griffith and Julia Barton Jones. Joe, a beloved project manager in construction at Sadler Company who retired in 2003, led a fulfilling life shaped by his...

Billie Elmore Kinard

Mar 10, 2024

Billie E. Kinard

Easley, SC


Billie Elmore Kinard, a cherished daughter, devoted wife, loving mother, and adoring grandmother, passed away on March 10, 2024, at the age of 85. She was born to James L. and Wilhemina C. Elmore on May 18, 1938.


Billie shared 60 beautiful years of marriage with her beloved husband, Frank D. Kinard. On February 28, 2024, they celebrated...

Joan Miller Egan

Mar 9, 2024

Joan Miller Egan passed away on March 9, 2024, after a period of declining health. She was married to J. Joseph Egan (deceased) for 66 years and was a native of Louisville, KY, where she graduated from Kentucky Home School for Girls and attended the University of Louisville. She dearly loved her 4 children, their families, and her extended family....

Rebecca Floyd McCaskill

Mar 8, 2024

Rebecca Floyd McCaskill, 94, of Clemson, wife of the late Wesley R. McCaskill, Sr., passed away March 8, 2024.

Born in Wilmington, NC, Becky was the daughter of the late Joseph Walker Floyd, III and Marian Earle Henderson Floyd.  She attended the University of North Carolina - Greensboro for two years before finishing her bachelor’s degree at the University of North...