The mission of the Pickens County Coroner's Office is to professionally investigate deaths occurring in Pickens County with integrity, respect, courtesy, fairness, and consideration in a timely manner on behalf of the decedent and their families. It further includes maintaining open lines of communication with area medical personnel, funeral homes, local law enforcement and the court.

Our Staff
Kandy C. Kelley, Coroner

Kandy was born in Hanover, New Hampshire. She and her family made their home in Vermont until Kandy was fifteen. At that time she, her mother, brother, and step-father relocated to Easley. After graduation from Easley Senior High, she married J. B. Kelley of Walhalla who is currently a Lieutenant in the Criminal Investigations Division of the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. They have two daughters, Kasey Liner and Kristy Smith.

Kandy received her degree as a Surgical Technologist from Greenville Technical College in 1996 where she was on the Dean's List and voted the best all-round student in her class. Kandy has been employed in the surgical field at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital and Cannon Memorial Hospital. She is certified as a Medical Assistant and has also worked as a Medical Assistant in the fields of Oral Surgery, ENT, Urology, and Internal Medicine.

Kandy received advanced training when she attended "Medicolegal Training for Death Investigators" at the University of Saint Louis in October 2000 and has received additional training in Forensic Entomology. Kandy joined the Pickens County Coroner's Office on January 3, 2001 as Chief Deputy Coroner. 

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Heather Harrison, Deputy Coroner

Jennifer Bakeman, Administrative Assistant

Pickens County Coroners List

William D. Sloan 02/08/1830
John Burdine 02/06/1833
Nathan Boon 07/27/1839
William J. Gantt 07/08/1848
Isaac Michliffe 02/14/1865
William J. Gantt 02/12/1867
John W. Major 06/10/1869
Warren Boyd 02/10/1873
B. B. Earle 02/13/1877
Thomas Parkins 02/11/1879
Thomas K. Kirsey 02/08/1881
James A. Lesley 02/10/1885
Patrick H. Boggs 08/04/1888
William S. Parsons 02/14/1893
W. D. Jones 02/09/1897
Benjamin F Parsons 02/12/1901
D. A. Parrott 02/14/1905
Patrick H. Boggs 01/05/1909
Millard F. Hester 06/11/1910
Joseph E. Medlin 01/03/1911
Oscar C. Durham 01/07/1919
William T. Beasley 01/04/1921
Oscar C. Durham 01/06/1925
William T. Beasley 01/01/1929
D. H. Rampey 01/05/1937
Earl R. Owens 01/04/1949
Clement A. Smith 01/01/1957
Doug Haynes 01/05/1965
Burts R. Childress 01/02/1973
Orr F. Thrasher 08/08/1975
Stewart Bell 01/04/1977
Mitchell Davis 01/01/1989
James Mahanes 01/01/2001
Kandy C. Kelley 01/01/2009

Terms under the Constitution of 1790 began on the second Tuesday in February following election. Sometimes the Governor had the authority to appoint a successor until the next election and sometimes special elections were held that moved the election from the date set by the Constitution. In 1907 the General Assembly moved the start of terms to the First Tuesday in January following the election.

Kandy C. Kelley, Coroner
Pickens County Coroner's Office
147 Kay Holcombe Rd.
Liberty, SC  29657
Phone: (864) 898-5561
Fax: (864) 843-5809
*Office hours by appointment only.