Katherine Duncan Lackey-Putnam

October 15, 1954November 15, 2020

Mrs. Katherine Duncan Lackey-Putnam

Pickens, SC – Mrs. Katherine Duncan Lackey-Putnam, age 66, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 15, 2020. Mrs. Lackey-Putnam was born in Pickens, South Carolina and was the daughter of the late Furman Washington Duncan and Winnie Cantrell Duncan and wife for 30 years to the late Fred Andrew Lackey and her current loving relationship to husband Carl Putnam. Survivors include her husband of eight years Carl Putnam, daughter Shannon Lackey Head (Robert) of Pickens, South Carolina and son Jon Scott Lackey of Pickens, South Carolina and a loving granddaughter Madalynn Katherine Head. Survivors include sisters Shelby Jean Crowe (Bennie) of Pickens, South Carolina and Loretta Ellenburg of Pickens, South Carolina and brother Jack Duncan Sr. (Mary Anna) of Pickens, South Carolina. Also surviving is a number of nieces, nephews and cousins who loved and adored Mrs. Lackey-Putnam.

Mrs. Lackey-Putnam was predeceased by brothers Robert Duncan, Jerry Duncan, Bill Duncan and Mickey Duncan and Shannon and Jon’s grandparents Coy and Lillie Cox. Also predeceased by brother-in-law Glen Lackey and a niece Jane O’Obrien who was more like a sister to her.

Mrs. Lackey-Putnam loved her cat fishing and trips to the beach. She could set for hours and fish seven days a week. More than her love of fishing was her love for her granddaughter Madalynn. Her family was the love of her life. Along with fishing she enjoyed painting. Mrs. Lackey-Putnam had the heart of a servant and was known for helping people. She never met a stranger.

A church service will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 3:30 PM at The Mill Church, 158 Woodrow Street, Pickens, South Carolina 29671. A visitation will precede the service from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pickens, South Carolina. The Reverend Michael Duncan and The Reverend Jamie Duncan officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to your local Humane Society of choice in honor of Mrs. Lackey-Putnam.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Lackey-Putnam family.

Online condolences may be sent to


  • Furman Washington Duncan, Father (deceased)
  • Winnie Cantrell, Mother (deceased)
  • Fred Andrew Lackey, Spouse (deceased)
  • Carl Putnam, Remarried Spouse
  • Shannon Lackey Head (Robert), Daughter
  • Jon Scott Lackey, Son
  • Madalynn Katherine Head, Granddaughter
  • Shelby Jean Crowe (Bennie), Sister
  • Loretta Ellenburg, Sister
  • Jack Duncan Sr. (Mary Anna), Brother
  • Robert Duncan, Brother (deceased)
  • Jerry Duncan, Brother (deceased)
  • Bill Duncan, Brother (deceased)
  • Mickey Duncan, Brother (deceased)
  • Coy Cox, Shannon's Grandparents (deceased)
  • Lillian Cox, Shannon's Grandparents (deceased)
  • Glen Lackey, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Jane O'Brien, Special Niece (deceased)

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  • Billy Duncan, Pallbearer
  • Michael Duncan, Pallbearer
  • Al Duncan, Pallbearer
  • Tony Jones, Pallbearer
  • Robert Head, Pallbearer
  • Stanley Ellenburg, Pallbearer


  • Visitation - The Mill Church 158 Woodrow Street Pickens, South Carolina 29671

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service The Mill Church

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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Felecia Lilliston

November 20, 2020

So sorry to hear about Kathy. We were classmates and I found her to be so sweet and kind. I hope the love and memories shared , will comfort you all in the days ahead.

Marilyn Gowens Lilliston

Janice Kelsey

November 18, 2020

Shannon and Jon, so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a special person and I always thought so much of her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rachel and Jack Duncan

November 17, 2020

Shannon we are so sorry about your loss. Praying for comfort for you.

Mary Margaret Phillips

November 17, 2020

Shannon, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know you and your and brother will miss her so much. I am sure the Lord new what is best and she is well how. Last time I was her and her husband was at Auntie Ann. I my prayers are with you all. Mary Margaret & Mack


November 17, 2020

So sorry to hear of Kathy passing. Judy and I loved her and we love your family. Our prayers are with you.

Rheba Ellenburg

November 16, 2020

Shannon and Jon, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom! She was a beautiful person inside and out. Kathy was always smiling and speaking to everyone. Just think of her healing and how she is rejoicing in Heaven!

David Dial

November 16, 2020

Katherine was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. We worked together for a few years and there was nothing she wouldn't do to help me and her co-workers. It breaks my heart to hear of her passing. But, I know the Lord welcomes her kind spirit into His Heaven. God Bless You Kathy.

Ginger Lewis

November 16, 2020

Shannon, I am so very sorry about the loss of your precious Mom. Don't you know, though, what a reunion she is having. I will always remember her kindness and loving smile. God bless you and your sweet family.

Stacy McClosky

November 16, 2020

She was a ray of sunshine, always a smile on her face! She will be missed, praying for the family.

Rheda Ledford

November 16, 2020

May the Lord comfort you and give you Peace at this time! Kathy was a sweet , kind soul! I have only good memories of her!


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