Obituaries Week of Sept. 19, 2012




Hubert “Pee Wee” Wayne Bennett, Sr., 80, of Piedmont, husband of Mary Frances Jeanes Bennett, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
Born in Piedmont, he was a son of the late Richard Elmer and Ida Mae Collins Bennett.  He was retired from J.P. Stevens, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of The Carpenter’s House.
Surviving are his wife of the home; children, Hubert Wayne Bennett, Jr. of Piedmont, Jeanne B. Young of Pelzer, Michael T. Bennett of Piedmont; brother, Dexter D. Bennett of Piedmont; three grandchildren, ; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held September 14, at The Carpenter’s House.
Burial followed in M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Carpenter’s House, P.O. Box 51306, Piedmont, SC 29673.


Bernice Timms Chastain, 92, of Piedmont, widow of Hoyt Chastain, died September 11, 2012 at Emeritus of Countryside Village.
Born in Piedmont, she was the daughter of the late Guy Timms and Carrie Smith Timms.  She retired from Stone Manufacturing Company and was a member of Mountain Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy (Dot) Oliver Jones of Greenville; a son, James Chastain of Piedmont; a brother, James Timms of Piedmont; two granddaughters; two great grandsons; and a step-grandson.
Funeral service to was held at Greenville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Mountain Springs Baptist Church, 410 Mountain Springs Rd., Piedmont, SC 29673.

Timothy Joel Rambo Ramsey, 25, of Piedmont, died Monday, September 10, 2012, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Greenville County, he was a son of Joel Mark Ramsey, of Anderson, and Patricia Ann Nabors Ramsey, of Piedmont.  He was a former employee of Air Command in Powdersville.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandmother, Susie Ann Nabors of Piedmont; brother, Ricky Ramsey of Anderson; and sister, Lisa Nabors of the home.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 16 at Oak Grove Baptist Church with burial following at the church cemetery.
The family is at the home of his grandmother, Susie Nabors, 305 Moody Road, Piedmont.

Cheryl Lynn Masson, 53 of Powdersville, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.
Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of James Hargrove and the late Betty Jean Hargrove.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to her father is a son, Robbie Stine; one grandchild; and a brother, James Richard Hargrove.
A graveside service was held Sept. 14 at Graceland Cemetery West.

November 15, 1919 – September 12, 2012
PELZER – Kathryn Freeman Hendricks, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, SC.
Born in Pickens, SC, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Gardner Freeman and the late Evelyn Banks Freeman. She grew up in the Glassy Mountain area of Pickens, SC and attended Winthrop University. After her marriage in 1938 to James Rhett Hendricks, she moved to Pelzer, SC, where she lived the remainder of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Williamston, SC for over 73 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Hendricks Wyke (Tom) of Charlotte, NC; two sons, James Rhett Hendricks, Jr. (Paula) of Pawleys Island, SC and Dr. David Freeman Hendricks (Joy) of Anderson, SC; one brother, David Lynn Freeman of Greenville, SC; nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her one brother; three sisters and one grandson.
A memorial service was held at 3pm Friday, September 14, 2012 at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel with Rev. Brad Bardin officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service at Sullivan-King Mortuary,  Northeast Chapel, 3205 Hwy 81 N.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 116 E. Main Street, Williamston, SC 29697 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Donald Wayne “Donnie” Bryant, 56, died September 11, 2012.
Born in Anderson, he was a son of the late James Truman and Evelyn Neely Bryant. He was a 1973 graduate of Palmetto High School, and served in law enforcement for 35 years.
Surviving are four children, Josh Bryant of Simpsonville, Greg Bryant of Clemson, Heidi Bryant of Williamston, and Chris Bryant of Williamston; three grandchildren, Lucas, Keelie, and Matthew; and one brother, Jimmy Bryant of Williamston.
Services were held at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer on Fri., Sept. 14.

PELZER – James “Shirt” Edwin Thomason, Sr., 82, husband of Jo Ann Glasby Thomason, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Anmed Health Medical Center.
Born in Pelzer, he was a son of the late John Fulton and Lillie Sloan Thomason.
He was retired from Kendall Textile Mill after 40 years of service. The mill was a member of the Carolina Textile League where he was a well- known baseball and basketball player. In addition, he was a popular basketball referee and gym worker in Pelzer.
Surviving are his wife of the home; daughters, Bennie Thomason Hyder of Pelzer and Lee Kral of Fountain Inn; son, James “Jimmy” E. Thomason, Jr. (Dee) of Williamston; grandchildren, Christy Thomason Owens, Stacey Glenn, Wendy Reffel (Bob), Casey Schilling (Shane), Stephanie Glenn, Austin Knight, Richard Howe, Olivia Thomason, and nine great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn “Bug” Taylor (Richard) of Mauldin.
He was predeceased by a son, Clifford “Rusty” Russell Thomason; brothers, Clifford and Bobby Thomason; sister, Marie Thomason Ford.
Visitation was held from 11 am – 12 noon on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
A memorial service followed in the funeral home chapel.

Terrance Crite, 30, of Easley, died Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Greenville, he was the son of Charles Crite of Roebuck and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Williams of Easley.
Surviving, in addition to his parents are sisters, Kenya Holland of Powdersville; Ebony Moore and Michelle Kettere, both of Greenville, Arnethia Austin of Atlanta, GA, and Kayla Williams of Greenwood; brothers, Kodar Williams of Mauldin, Chris Alexander of Piedmont, David Crite of Atlanta, GA, and Pierre Kettere of Rock Hill.
Funeral service was held Saturday at Rock Springs Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Ella Mae Roach Lindsey, 83, of Piedmont, widow of Ralph Edwin Lindsey, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 at Baptist Easley Hospital.
Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Ed and Inea Simpson Roach.  She was retired from Grove Beauty and Barber and a member of Grove Station Baptist Church.
Surviving are son, Michael Lindsey of Piedmont and daughter, Linda L. Thompson of Piedmont; five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren.
Visitation was held Monday, September 17.
Funeral services were held September 17 in the funeral home chapel of Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
The family members are at their respective homes.

Harold Sebastian Clinkscales Jr., 58, of Starr, died Sept. 13, 2012.
Born in Anderson County, he was the son of Joanne Smith Clinkscales of Starr, and the late Harold Sebastian Clinkscales Sr. He was a farmer and was an employee of UPS. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Temple.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Rita Taylor Clinkscales of the home; two daughters, Candice Stewart of Simpsonville and  Alexandra “Alexis” Clinkscales of the home; one grandson; four sisters, Barbara Jean Aboualy of Piedmont, Rosalyn Price of Iva, Suzanne Hendrix of Starr and Angela Moore of Hartwell, GA; and brother, Brian Clinkscales of Iva.
Funeral service was held Sunday, Sept. 16 at Gethsemane Baptist Temple. Interment followed at Starr Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

ANDERSON – Eula Mae Garrett Huntley, 92, formerly of Points End, widow of Joseph “Joe” Huntley, died Monday, September 17, 2012, at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.
Born in Pelzer, she was a daughter of the late Leonard Talmer and Emmie Iola Elizabeth Rice Garrett.  She was employed with Joe’s Upholstery Shop.
Surviving are nieces and nephews, Barbara R. McConnell of Pelzer, Max P. Rogers of Pelzer, William B. (Bill) Rogers of Easley, Truman Ellison of Belton, Bettye Ellison of Kanapolis, NC, Janice Jones Harmon of Huntersville, NC, Sharon Jones Minqus of Charlotte, NC, Gilbert Garrett of Pelzer, Paul Garrett of Travelers Rest, and Lydia Garrett Cox of Tallahassee, FL.
She was predeceased by her siblings, Pearle Ellison, Sadie Coker, Marie Parker, the Rev. Tommy Garrett, Genav Rogers, Ruby Jones, and Leonard Garrett.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson.
Memorials may be made to Anderson County Meals on Wheels, P. O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622.
-Gray Mortuary, Pelzer

April Marie Pruitt, 32, of Honea Path, died Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of Randy and Janice Books Pruitt.
She was a member of Columbia Baptist Church and was employed at Perrigo.
Surviving are her parents of Honea Path; two sons, Brandon and Dylan Pruitt, both of the home; brother, James Pruitt of Honea Path; and maternal grandparents, Curtis and Doris Brooks of Honea Path.
Funeral services were held Sept. 19 at Columbia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Pruitt children’s fund for Brandon and Dylan Pruitt, c/o The Commercial Bank, 4 Church Street, Honea Path, SC 29654.

Miss Lacee´ Michaela Dial, 17, of 1220 White Road, Piedmont passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
Born Dec. 29, 1994 in Greenville County, she was the daughter of Donald and Jan Pepper Dial of Piedmont. Lacee´ was a senior at Wren High School where she was an officer in the FFA, a former cheerleader and was voted Miss Freshman in 2009. She enjoyed horseback riding and competed in barrel racing with her horse, Kidd. Lacee´ was employed at Athas Family Restaurant and through the Career Center was involved in agriculture and veterinary medicine. She was a member of Set Free Christian Fellowship and recently rededicated her life to the Lord.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brothers, Justin Dial (Morgan), Andrew Dial (Erissa), Landon Dial and Josh Dial; nieces, Paisley Dial and Preslyn Dial; grandparents, Len and Virginia Dial and Eudora and Clifton Moore.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Set Free Christian Fellowship. Burial followed in Robinson Memorial Gardens, 1425 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Lacee´ Dial, c/o Pinnacle Bank, 10515 Anderson Road, Easley, SC 29642.
Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road.

Francis Lee Duncan, 71, of Anderson, widower of Mary Peeples Duncan, died Sept. 15, 2012.
He was a son of the late J.D. and Sarah L. Duncan.
He was a retired pharmacist.
He is survived by children, Cheryl Barnes, Lynn Ellis, and Frank Duncan; seven grandchildren; brother, Jim Duncan; and sister, Billie Rice.
Funeral service was held Wed., Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the Downtown Chapel of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the International Foundation of Christians and Jews, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2600, Chicago, IL 60602-3356.
The family will be at the Barnes residence, 29 Bald Rock Drive, Greenville.

Kristina “Paige” Ellison, 20, of Williamston, died Sunday, September 16, 2012.
Born in Greenville County, she was the daughter of Edwin Anthony Ellison of Williamston and Dorrie Cason Rubinstein of Bradenton, FL.
Surviving in addition to her parents are brother, “Michael” Anthony Ellison of Silver Spring, MD; sister, Patricia “Ashley” Klebe of Greenville; stepdad, Barry Rubinstein of FL; and grandparents, Larry Cason of Pelzer, Patricia Cason of Simpsonville, Sylvia Ellison of Williamston.
Services were held Wednesday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed at Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

WEST PELZER – William “Bill” Allen Bell, III, 63, of 16 Tasha Drive, husband of Mary Ann Leslie Bell, died Monday, September 17, 2012 at his home.
Born in Anderson, he was the son of William Allen, Jr. and Ethel Florenda Pruitt Bell.  He was owner of Bell’s Bookkeeping and Tax Service as well as owner/operator of American Dream Lawn Care Service.  He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, director of the Pathfinder’s Club, an Eagle Scout recipient, and a teacher at P.C.A.
He was also a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are daughters, Teresa A. Ashley of Simpsonville, Stacy Bell of Belton, Rene Chastain of Williamston, Patience Patton of Belton; half-sister, Wanda Poythress of FL; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren.
Visitation was held 6-8 pm Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
Funeral services will be 2pm Thursday, September 20, 2012 in the funeral home chapel with burial in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to Seventh Day Adventist Church, Attn: Path Finder Club, 1702 E. North Street, Greenville, SC 29607.

Kenneth Harold Dacus, 83, of Easley, husband of Willa Faye Looper Dacus, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at his home.
Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late Prue Milton Dacus, Sr. and Vera Elaine Friddle Dacus. He was the owner of Rolling Green Golf Club, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Nine Forks Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Allen H. Dacus and Gary Dacus, both of Easley; daughter, Marlane Castallanos of Tallahassee, FL; two brothers, Howard Dacus of Asheville and Prue Dacus, Jr. of Pickens; four sisters, Olivia D. Batson of Columbia, Linda D. Jones of Powdersville, Marcelle Sandzan of Vero Beach, FL, and Sheryl Dean Miller of Anderson; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, Powdersville Road. Burial will follow in Robinson Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Nine Forks Baptist Church, 3207 Earl’s Bridge Road, Easley, SC 29640.

Henry Anderson “H.A.” Griffith, Jr., 78, of Williamston, widower of Betsy King Griffith, died Tuesday, September 18, 2012.
Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Henry Anderson, Sr. and Mae Gaillard Griffith.  He was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by daughters, Mourning G. Pace of Piedmont and Meg G. Faile of Lancaster; six grandchildren; one great granddaughter; sister, Emmaline Porter and  brother, W.R. “Bill” Griffith.
Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 pm on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Beaverdam Baptist Church.
Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Beaverdam Baptist Church, 1904 Beaverdam Rd., Williamston, SC 29697.
Gray Mortuary, Pelzer is assisting the family.