Gregory Alan Black, 57, of Odell Rd., died November 25, 2014 at his home.
Greg was a gifted carpenter and loved family, many friends, his pets, and hunting and fishing. Son of the late Robert and Geneva McCue Black. He was preceded in death by brother, Gordon Black.
Greg is survived by three sons, Ryan, Travis, and Trent of Easley; brothers, Dennis R. Black and Scott Black of Pickens; sisters, Jean Posey (Dan), Linda Suddeth (Jerril), Sandra Meece (Orbin), Julie Glouse (Frank); granddaughters, Kielyn and Rylee. A special thanks to James and Betty Breazeale.
Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 30, at Trinity Baptist Church on Hwy. 8 at 2PM, Reverend Randy Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Meals On Wheels.
Memorial services to honor Charles’s life will be held 4:00PM Monday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 3:45PM prior to the service at the mortuary.
Charles Austin Keeler, Jr, 54, of Liberty, left his earthly body and received his heavenly body on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Greenville Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Prue, Indiana he was a son of Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Keeler, and the late Charles Austin “Bud” Keeler, Sr.
He was a loyal employee of Bonitz for 34 years and was a member of Calumet Baptist Church. He loved Georgia Bulldogs Football, fishing, music, and building, but most of all, he loved and adored his family, and he loved his Lord.
In addition to his mother of Greenville he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Tammy Turner Keeler, the love of his life; his precious daughters who adored their hero, and he thought they hung the moon, Ashley Cantrell (Nick) of Pendleton, and Brittany Holder (Robbie) of Pickens; three sisters, Susan Keeler of Greenville, Lisa Adams (Matt) of Ellijay, GA, and Denise Nunz of Pinedale, WY; a brother, Michael Keeler (Bruce) of Greenville; his three grandchildren who were his pride and joy, and the apple of his eye, Nicholas & Nataleigh Cantrell, and Noah Holder; his grandmother, Evelyn Morgan of Greenville; his mother in law, Linda Sprouse (Allen) of Easley; his cat, Puddin, and several special nieces and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3535 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC 29615.
The family will be at the home of Nick and Ashley Cantrell, 118 Juniper Drive, Pendleton SC 29670. Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.libertymortuary.com
Liberty Mortuary and Cremation Services is handling arrangements
Funeral services for James E. Bradley, 71 of 424 E. Main St., Liberty, will be 2PM Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church with interment in Liberty Memorial Gardens.
The yearly total is now at 40.63 inches of precipitation.
After a cold Friday, temperatures are expected to recover to normal for the weekend with the next dip on Tuesday.
(Chastain Rd Elementary Teacher)
Eva Marie McCall Haynie, 51, of Easley, SC passed away Nov. 23, 2014. While the event was well publicized in regional news reports, the devastating circumstances of how she was taken from life cannot begin to possibly overshadow the magnitude in which she lived it.
A fireball of seemingly ceaseless energy, Eva is perhaps best known in her community as a teacher at Chastain Road Elementary school in Liberty, S.C. With nearly 20 years of teaching experience under her belt, she was battle hardened in the ways of the booger-flicking antics of the prepubescent, which made her a sought out fount of wisdom for younger teachers. She thought nothing of slipping into a cheerleading outfit for school spirit days. No gimmick was off the table if it could keep her students engaged in learning.
The job that defined her life, however, was at home. She was a fabulous mother of four young adults, her constant loyal cohorts. She was a drill sergeant, a party planning ninja, grand warden of the pool. She was known to be a bit of a packing sorcerer, thinking nothing of squeezing her four teenage kids and a week’s worth of camping gear into a Ford Mustang, forever redefining for them the concept of personal space.
By all reliable accounts, she was a mannerly, attentive and well-loved child who dutifully attended the Methodist church with her family in Bennettsville, SC., sporting perfectly curled hair and spotless dresses. She was a human doll of a by-gone era. It would be a childhood, however, complicated by the pain of not having contact with her father following her parents’ divorce. That would change for both her and her sister Debbie when they bravely attended his funeral in 2007. It would mean encountering a family of strangers while grappling with emotions of confronting a father they would never know.
“There you are,” Cliff Hayes recalls his half-sister saying to him when they met that day. “I always wanted a little brother,” she said before enfolding him in her arms. It was with the same open heart she embraced new-found aunts, an uncle and cousins. With each birthday and holiday, she prioritized making up for lost time.
For Eva, life was theater, the kind that was critically acclaimed and full of glitz and lights. A choose-your-own-adventure. An opportunity to make the most out of each day. She reveled in her children and their individual talents, interests and capabilities. She believed in them and the open road stretching ahead, and expected them to do the same. She held tight to her faith. She was a believer in the power of peer pressure, which she freely wielded to coax the reluctant into costumes, onto horses or to jump off rock cliffs into an emerald green abyss awaiting below. She made things happen, and typically while sporting a glowing tan and an impeccable set of French tip nails. In a world fraught with cynicism, she was the one in the room laughing full bore, leaning in to hear your story. She was always plotting an adventure, always leaving room for one more person. Always captivating. Completely, thoroughly and unabashedly charming. Everyone who knew her was better for having been in her orbit. And in that regard, there could have never, ever been enough time.
Eva is survived by her four children, Rev. Erik Grayson of Charleston, S.C.; Amber Grayson (Anthony) of Jacksonville, Fla.; Kathleen Grayson of Rock Hill, S.C.; and James Grayson, and stepson Jared Haynie of Easley, S.C.; her sister Debbie McCall Davis (Chuck) and family of Rock Hill, S.C.; brother Cliff Hayes (Becky) of Wilmington, N.C., and her mother June McCall of Rock Hill, S.C. She is predeceased by her father Charlie Hayes and stepson Travis Haynie.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014 at St. Andrews United Methodist Church at 11AM, with burial immediately following at Robinson Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held at Robinson Funeral Home in downtown Easley Friday, November 28, 2014 from 6PM to 8PM
Memorials may be made to the JDRF, “Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation”, 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 or visit their website at http://jdrf.org/get-involved/ways-to-donate/.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.
"Mrs. Haynie has taught in our district for 15 years," district spokesman John Eby said. "She will be remembered as a dedicated teacher who loved and cared for all of her students, seeking to always put their needs first."
"We extend our deepest sympathies to her family, her friends, and her co-workers at CRE."
Additional guidance counselors were at the school Tuesday morning to offer emotional support to students and faculty, Eby said.
Jerry Wayne Lollis, 69, of Liberty, went to be with the Lord on Saturday November 22, 2014. He was born in Piedmont, SC to the late James and Clara Watson Lollis.
Jerry is survived by his four daughters, Debra Kneece, Donna Stargel, Marie Davis,and Tammy Ozanne, three sons, Dennis Gambrell, Tim Lollis, and Wayne Lollis, a grandson of the home, Austin Lollis,seven sisters, and two brothers, 15 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held today Monday November 24, 2014 at 2:00PM at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Piedmont.
The family will receive receive friends from in the church prior to the service.
The family is at the home.