Obituaries Week of May 25, 2019




WILLIAMSTON, SC – Jack Douglas Dalton, 85, of Williamston, husband of the late Sue Jennings Dalton, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Born in Pickens County, he was a son of the late Earl Russell Dalton and Bertha King Dalton.

Mr. Dalton was retired from the US Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer with 20 years of dedicated service and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Following retirement from the Navy, he gained employment with the US Postal Service in Williamston where he once again retired. He was a faithful member of Big Creek Baptist Church in Williamston and the Pastor’s Sunday School Class. Mr. Dalton was a humble man who enjoyed helping people of all aspects of life. He was a volunteer with Hospice of the Upstate and each time when asked “How are you Mr. Dalton” he would reply, “Outstandingly Well”.

Surviving are his children, Harry Lee Dalton (Tammy) of Williamston, Leslie Karen Dalton Marshall of Belton and William Glen Dalton (Sherri) of Williamston; grandchildren, Monica Haley, Benjamin Dalton, Jack Dalton, Brad Dalton, Wesley Marshall, Brandon Marshall and Allen Marshall; seventeen great grandchildren; and a brother, Ronnie Dalton of Williamston.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a grandson, Jeffery Scot Dalton; sisters, Nancy Robinson and Ruth Robinson; and brothers, Clyde, Earl Jr, Dennis and Harry Dalton.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, May 31, 2019 at Big Creek Baptist Church, 820 S. Hamilton Street, Williamston, SC 29697 with burial to follow in Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, in Easley, with full military honors.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown Easley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Big Creek Baptist Church, 820 S. Hamilton Street, Williamston, SC 29697 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

The family will be at their respective homes.

Condolences may be expressed online by visiting or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.


Winfred “Dink” Patterson, 87, of Belton, husband of the late Mary JoAnn Smith Patterson, died Monday, May 27, 2019.

Born in Six Mile, he was a son of the late Gould Clayton and Daisy Dean Patterson. He was retired from Clark Schwabel and a member of Big Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include son, Barry Patterson of Belton; daughter, Candy Patterson of Belton; brother, Dennis Patterson of Liberty; three granddaughters; three grandsons; six great-granddaughters; six great-grandsons; and one great-great-grandson.

Visitation will be from 1 – 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Big Creek Baptist Church with the service following at 2 p.m. at the church.  Burial will be at Memory Gardens in Clemson.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homestead Hospice, Building 1A, 109 Laurens Rd., Greenville, SC 29607.


Stanley Paul Crumley, 67, of Belton, husband of Cynthia Cheryl Crumley,  died Thursday, May 23, 2019 at his home.

Born in Georgia, he was a son of the late Clint and Ida Martin Crumley. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, and was retired from Michelin.

He is survived by one daughter: Cherrael King of Piedmont; one sister: Cynthia Woods of Pelzer; two grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Sunday, May 26 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Belton.

Memorial donations may be made to Open Arms Hospice at 1836 W. Georgia Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680.


Betty Elrod Shell, 96, of Powdersville, widow of James Edward “J. Ed” Shell, died Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Beatrice Cely Elrod.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

The last surviving member of her immediate family, she is survived by a daughter, B.J. Powers of Scaly Mountain, NC; a son, Robert Edward “Bob” Shell of Powdersville; a grandson; and three great grandchildren.

The graveside service was held Tuesday, May 28 at Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Interim HealthCare, 16 Hyland Rd., Greenville, SC 29615, or Young Life Greenville: Capernaum, 2320 E. North St., Suite NN, Greenville, SC 29607.


Sara Elizabeth Patterson McCollum, 88, widow of Thomas E. “Mac” McCollum, Jr., of Piedmont, died Monday, May 21, 2019.

Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Grace Inez Powell Patterson.

She was a member of La France First Baptist Church. She retired from  J.P. Stevens.

She is survived by a granddaughter; a brother, David Patterson of Anderson; a sister, Martha Rollison of Simpsonville.

Funeral service was held Saturday, May 25 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown chapel. Entombment was held in Woodlawn Memorial Park Serenity Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to Leukemia And Lymphoma Society,


Bonnie Lynn Veal Day, 72, of Anderson, wife of the late Billy Bruce Day, died Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Born in Athens, GA, she was a daughter of the late Curtis Albert and Imogene King Veal.  She was a homemaker and attended Life Church, Piedmont.

She is survived by her daughters, Kim Johnson  of Belton, Leslie Holliday  of Pelzer, Ashley Craine  of Piedmont, and Carrie Childs of Belton; sister, Julia Hoadley; brother, Curtis A. Veal, Jr.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 30, at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child), P.O. Box 3000, Boone NC 28607.


Ronald D “Ronnie” Kyzer, 71, of West Pelzer died on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born on September 4, 1947 he was the son of the late Maurice H and Audrey B Kyzer. He was a veteran of the US Air Force.

He is survived by his sons: Shane Kyzer and Craig Kyzer; brother: Jerry Kyzer; and four grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Friday, May 24 at MJ Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery.


Thelma Daniel Eskew, 91, of Piedmont, widow of William Teasley Eskew, died, Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Daniel.

She was a member of Agnew Road Church of God.

She is survived by four children, Charles Richard Epps, Phyllis Olivia Epps Bagwell, Tammy Eskew Gaillard, and Michael Antone Eskew; ten grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; three great -great grandchildren; and a brother Tommy Daniel.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 30 at Agnew Road Church of God at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Burial will be held at Graceland Cemetery West.

Memorials may be made to Agnew Road Church of God, 200 Agnew Rd, Greenville, SC 29617.