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R. Stephen Cantrell, retiree – Nov. 21, 2014

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

R. Stephen Cantrell of Seneca died Nov. 21, 2014. He was a professor of management until his retirement in June after 35 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; a son, godson and goddaughter; and a brother. Online condolences may be posted here.

Vivian Stepp, retiree ­– Nov. 15, 2014

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Vivian Olivia Pittman Stepp of Clemson died Nov. 15, 2014. She was a secretary in admissions and registrations until she retired in 1978 after 18 years in that office. She previously worked in the dean’s office in the College of Agriculture from 1940 to 1952. She was the widow of  the late professor James Marvin [...]

Stefanie Martin, student – Dec. 7, 2014

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Stefanie Martin, 18, of Columbia, S.C., passed away Dec. 7 in her campus residence hall of apparent natural causes, pending an autopsy. Martin was a freshman general engineering major. She is survived by her parents and brother. Online condolences may be posted at the Dunbar Funeral Home website. Counseling and Psychological Services is providing grief [...]

Joan D. Coleman, retiree – Nov. 29, 2014

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Joan D. Coleman, 67, of Liberty, died November 29, 2014. She was an administrative specialist at Redfern Health Center, who retired in 1996, after 22 years of service. She is survived by her siblings, family, and friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 2, at 2 p.m. in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Memorials may [...]

Doris S. Calhoun, retiree – Nov. 17, 2014

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Doris S. Calhoun, 85, of Reston, Virginia, died Nov. 17, 2014. She was a library technology assistant, who retired in 1994, after 25 years of service. Calhoun is survived by her two children, four grandchildren, family and friends. An internment of ashes ceremony will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pendleton, SC, at [...]

Artis Valentine, retiree – Oct. 27, 2014

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Artis “Snap” Valentine, 61, of Starr, South Carolina, died Oct. 27, 2014. He was a structural area painter for the university’s Facilities Maintenance department, who retired in 2009 after seven years of service. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends. Online condolences may be posted here.

Leonard R. Allen, retiree – July 20, 2014

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Leonard R. Allen, 92, of Clemson died July 20, 2014. He was an associate professor of agronomy and soils, who retired in 1981 after 27 years of service. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends. Memorials may be sent to Clemson Meals on Wheels, PO Box 1415, Clemson, SC 29633. Cards [...]

Eleanor Gibson, retiree – Oct. 30, 2014

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Eleanor Gibson, 86, of Clemson died Oct. 30, 2014. She was an accountant of financial management, who retired in 1991 after 21 years of service. She is survived by her son, daughter, family and friends. Online condolences may be sent to Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home at http://www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com.

Kate McFadden, faculty – Oct. 28, 2014

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Kate McFadden, Ph.D., 41, of Seneca, died Oct. 28. McFadden served as assistant professor of wildlife biology for three years in the School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences and was assistant unit leader of the USGS South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit McFadden is survived by her husband, Okan Demirmen, family and friends. A memorial service will be [...]

Bruce F. Cook, faculty – Oct. 21, 2014

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Bruce F. Cook, 81, of Clemson died Oct. 21, 2014. He the director of the Brooks Center and professor of music, who retired in 1996 after 28 years of service. Appointed director of bands in 1980, Cook was actively involved in all aspects of Tiger Band until 1990, at which time he became the founding [...]