Gordon Richardson McDonald

May 9, 2024

Gordon R. McDonald

Easley, SC


Gordon Richardson McDonald, 96, beloved husband of the late Mary Lily Gilliland McDonald, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson.


Born in Simpsonville, he was a son of the late Samuel Ferdinand McDonald and Losey Elizabeth Chastain McDonald.


Mr. McDonald retired from Alice Manufacturing. He was an ordained minister in the Pentecostal...

Joe Earl Garrett

May 8, 2024

Joe Earl Garrett, 82, of Pickens, a man of unwavering strength and a strict moral compass, passed away on May 8, 2024. Born in Easley, SC, to Tom and Minnie Garrett, Joe led a life filled with love, integrity, and dedication to his family and country. Throughout his life, Joe exemplified the values of honesty and clarity. His no-nonsense approach to...

Lee Robert Cantrell

May 7, 2024

Lee Robert CantrellCentral, SCRobert Cantrell age 93 of Central died on May 7, 2024.He was born on July 31, 1930 to Cecil Cantrell and Sallie Cantrell. Robert worked as a manager for Alice Mill Manufacturing for 50 years. He was a member of Cannon Memorial Baptist Church. Robert proudly served in the army during the Korean War. He loved baseball,...

Patricia "Patsy" Dianne Clark

May 6, 2024

Patricia "Patsy" Dianne Clark, 76, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, May 6, 2024.Born in Greenville County, the daughter of the late Joseph M. Clark and the late Ira Nell Vickery Clark, Patsy was a graduate of Easley High School and a retired Substitute Teacher from the Pickens County School District. She was an active lifetime member...

Mary Dickerson Curtis

May 6, 2024

Mary Dickerson Curtis

Easley, SC


Mrs. Mary Dickerson Curtis, 79, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, May 6, 2024, surrounded by her three loving daughters and family.


Born in Fulton, KY, the daughter of the late James Wesley Dickerson and Ruth Boaz Dickerson, Mrs. Curtis spent her life raising her three daughters and grandchildren. A member of Rock Springs Baptist...

Joan Brittain Shearin

May 5, 2024

JoAn Brittain Shearin, 86, of Clemson, S.C. died at her home on 05/05/2024.

Born in Mills River, NC, JoAn was the daughter of Randall and Velma Brittain. She was a retired math teacher, having taught in Oconee, Anderson and Pickens County public schools for 26 years.

She grew up on a small farm at the confluence of North and South Mills River,...

Charlotte Maude Hodges Garner

May 4, 2024

Charlotte Maude Hodges Garner, 98, of Clemson, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2024. 

She has now rejoined her beloved husband Warren Edwin Garner in the afterlife.

A native of Oconee, Georgia, she was the last surviving member of the family of Lucian Adams Hodges and Leila Brown Hodges. She was pre-deceased by five brothers and two sisters, all of...

Evelyn Weber Garlits

May 3, 2024

Evelyn Weber GarlitsLiberty, SCMrs. Evelyn Weber Garlits, 80, wife of the late William Neal Garlits, passed away Friday, May 3, 2024.Born in Phillipsburg, NJ, a daughter of the late Evan Weber and the late Eleanor Hawke Weber, Mrs. Garlits was a retired Administrative Assistant from Wabash Alloys and of the Protestant faith.Evelyn was an avid reader, loved animals, camping and...

Rossie Caroleen Haynie

May 1, 2024

Caroleen HaynieEasley, SCCaroleen Lamar Haynie age 98 of  died on May 1, 2024.She was born on May 9, 1925 to Paul Lamar and Clara Lamar in Easley, SC. She was a member of Geer Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed flowers, baking, and taking care of others. She enjoyed and appreciated the simple things and loved to take the long way...

Vernon Duane "Papa" Varner

May 1, 2024

Vernon Duane "Papa" Varner, 82, husband of Mildred Kay Turley Varner, of Pickens, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2024.Born in Salem, WV, he was the son of the late Arby Brooks and Hazel Stickle Varner.Duane was a parts manager with Freightliner and a member of Smith Grove Baptist Church. He was a master of all trades and took a hands-on...