6A Pickens County Courier Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Pickens County Courier Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Obituaries The Pickens County Courier runs in-county obituaries free of charge. Please ask your funeral home about this service. Hester JOHN (JACK) Merck THOMAS Craine EASLEY GILLILAND — Hester Merck Craine, 89, of Easley, passed away EASLEY on Sunday, — Jan. John 28, (Jack) 2018, Thomas at her home. Gilliland, 80, of Easley, husband Born in of Toccoa, Helen Ga., Brooks on Gilliland, July 16, 1928, died she Tuesday, was the Aug. daughter of at the St. late Francis Manson Regency and Hos- Janie 30, 2011 pital. Woodall Merck. She was also predeceased Mr. Gilliland by her was son, born Carl in J. Richmond, Craine; and Va., two the brothers, son of Sanford the late William and Floyd Oscar Merck. and Iona Estella Surviving Bagwell Gilliland. are two Mr. daughters, Barbara Gilliland was a Moore self-employed and Martha mechanic, Busby (Ray); served one in brother, the U.S. Frank Army and Merck; was of 10 the grandchildren, Baptist faith. 26 great-grandchildren, Surviving, in addition four great to his wife, are a step-son, Jimmy Ramey great-grandchildren, (Priscilla) of and Monroe, several N.C.; loving nieces a brother, and nephews. Robert Gilliland; The two family grandchildren, will receive Jimmy J. friends Ramey on and Wednesday, Helen M. Jan. Warren, 31, both from 6-8 of p.m. Monroe, at Dillard N.C.; Funeral four great-grandchildren Home. and a stepgranddaughter, Funeral services Tony will R. be Igloo, held an on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. in N.C. active Marine of Fayetteville, the Dillard Funeral Home chapel, with Funeral the was Rev. 2 Dean p.m. Petit Saturday, and Sept. the Rev. 3 in Joe the chapel Landers of officiating. Burial Funeral will Home-Powdersville follow at Sunrise Robinson Road. Cemetery Burial in Pickens. followed in Robinson Memorial The family Gardens. members will be at their Condolences respective homes. may be expressed Dillard online Funeral at www. Home robinsonfuneralhomes.cosisting the Craine family or in person is as- at Robinson Funeral-Powdersville Road, which is assisting the family. EUGENIE MABRY PICKENS - Eugenie Beckman Mabry, 82, of 176 Dove Haven Drive, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 at Manna Health & Rehab. Born in Middletown, Ohio, a daughter of the late Earl and Rose Williams Beckman, Mrs. Mabry retired from the banking industry and was a member of Easley First United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Alan Mabry (Cyndi) of Jacksboro, Tenn.; Mozelle a daughter, Dix Tracy Green Marlow (Dale SENECA Green) of — Rutherfordton, Mozelle Dix N.C.; Green, three 89, sisters, of 317 Pat Circle Vitatoe Drive, of Ohio, Seneca, Carol went Strickland to be with of Alabama Lord and Savior Marilyn on Moulton Sunday, Jan. of her Virginia; 28, 2018. two granddaughters, Heather She Walsh was and originally Melonie Morrison; Greenville, and a great-granddaughter, where she played from Kylie basketball Morrison. and graduated from Parker In High addition School to in her 1947. parents, The Mrs. family Mabry moved was to Seneca predeceased in 1969, by her rst husband, Howard Mabry and by her second husband, Richard Robbins. Memorial services were 4 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown with the Rev. Jim Correll ofciating. In lieu of owers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 582, Easley, SC 29641. Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home- Downtown, which is assisting the family. three and she grandparents, retired from Maxie the Kendall Sanders Company. Fuller, and Ladell & Gladys Smith. She was preceded in death by her Funeral spouse, services Sherwood to honor W. Scott’s Green; life her were parents, 2 p.m. Mrs. Saturday Pearl in T. and the Liberty Herley E. Mortuary Dix; her Chapel. brothers, Herley was at E. Greenlawn Dix Jr., Douglas Memo- Burial rial Dix Park. and H.J. Dix; and her sisters, Magdeline Memorial Dix messages Ellison, Laura may be Dix sent Aiken, to the Senia family Dix by Robertson, Peggy Dix Brennan visiting www.libertymortuary.com Liberty and Mary Mortuary Ann Dix. is handling arrangements. She is survived by her four sons, Rickie Green and Ronnie JAMES Green (JIM) of the WHITWORTH home, Eddie (Renee) PICKENS Green — of James Central Cleveland (Jim) Whitworth, 82, of and 1822 Glenn Belle (Debi) Shoals Green Road, of Seneca. died Thursday, She is also Sept. survived 1, 2011. by seven grandchildren, Born in Atlanta Cheri Ga., Green he was of the Seneca, son of Brad the Green late Glover of Charlotte, Morgan and Edna Camp Green Whitworth. (Cory Fortner) of Sugarland, Mr. Whitworth was a graduate Texas, Brianna (Daniel) of McLeod Georgia, of School Pelzer, of of the University Pharmacy. Charlie (Kelly) He was Caldwell the co-owner of Easley, The Benjamin Pickens (Jennifer) Drug Company McCar- of and tha of The Greenville Medical Center and Mary Pharmacy (Logan) in Pickens. Clardy He of was Anderson; a member Beth of and Pickens six great-grandchildren. First Baptist Church where She he was a former truly lovely Chairman person the inside Deacons, and Sunday out, a School loving of Teacher, mother and Choir grandmother, Member and was will also be missed a mason every and day. member of the Lions A memorial Club. service will be held Surviving Thursday, is his Feb. wife 1, of 2018, 59 years, from 4-6 Ann p.m. Willis at Brown-Oglesby Whitworth of the Funeral home; Home two in sons, Seneca. Jeff In Whitworth of flowers, and his the wife, family Nancy, asks that of lieu Greenville, donations be and made Victor the American Heart and his Association, wife, Sharon, 156 of Whitworth Pickens; Milestone three Way, Suite grandchildren, A, Greenville, SC Chilton 29615. and her husband, Erin Jon, Brown-Oglesby of Columbia, Luke Funeral Whitworth Home and of Seneca Gil Whitworth is in charge both of of arrangements. Pickens; and two great grandchildren, Reynolds and Mary Willis Chilton; and four brothers, Dr. Clyde Dorothy Whitworth B. of Hurley Athens, Ga., Johnny Whitworth of Conyers, Ga., CLEMSON Don Whitworth — of Dorothy Liberty, and Ballenger Lamar Hurley, Whitworth 97, of widow Macon, of Hugh Ga. G. Hurley, died Monday, A Jan. service 29, 2018, to celebrate the Richard Campbell life Veterans was held Nursing on Mr. Whitworth’s Sunday, Home in Sept. Anderson. 4 at 3 p.m. at Pickens First Born Baptist in Saluda, Church. N.C., Burial she followed was a daughter in Hillcrest of the Memorial late Alberry and Pearl Pace Ballenger. Park. Dorothy In lieu was of a owers, nurse with memorials U.S. may Navy be during made to World Pickens War First II. the Baptist She was Church, a member 406 of First E. Main Baptist Church, Pickens, Clemson. SC 29671 or Hos- Street, pice Surviving of the Upstate, are 1835 daughters, Rogers Rd., Margaret Anderson, Hurley SC 29621. of Clemson, Online condolences may be expressed by visiting DillardFunerals.com. GEORGIA ANN CHAMBERS EASLEY — Georgia Ann Durham Chambers, 91, of 715 North Fish Trap Road, wife of the late Clarence Harlon Chambers, Sr., died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at her home. Born in Greenville County, a daughter of the late Alic and Ollie Mae Whitson Durham, Mrs. Chambers Jenny Bush retired of from Beaufort Southern and Weaving Mary Olson and of was Chisholm, a member Minn.; of Brandon son, Ed Baptist Hurley Church. of Anderson; grandchildren, Surviving are Walter two sons, (Tamara) David McAbee, F. Chamber John and (Gail) Clarence McAbee, H. “Buddy” Rebekah Chambers, (Mike) Kavlie, Jr., both Meg of Easley; McAbee, three Jon daughters, (Evie) Bush, Marjorie Jodie Hoffman Miller, Greg and Evans, Shirley David Burdette, Evans, both Charlotte of Easley, Evans, and Austin Doris Olson, Ragan of Casey Travelers Peake Rest; and Lauren a daughter-inlaw, 11 great-grandchildren; Sarah Chambers of and Easley; five Peake; 11 great-great-grandchildren. grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren In addition and three to her great-greatgrandchildren. parents, Dorothy was pre- husband deceased In addition by her to siblings, her husband Grace, and Myrtle, parents, Bernice, Mrs. Lois, Chambers Jincie, was Albert and Helen. by a son, Eddie predeceased Chambers, Funeral and services by several will brothers held and at sisters. 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, in be the Funeral chapel of services Duckett-Robinson Funeral were 2 p.m. Monday in the Home, chapel with of Robinson burial to follow Funeral in Old Home-Downtown. Stone Church Burial Cemetery. followed in Hillcrest Memorial The Park. family will receive friends Condolences from 1-1:50 may p.m. be Friday expressed prior to online the service at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com at the funeral home. in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, In which lieu of is assisting flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist the family. Church, 397 College Ave., Clemson, SC 29631. Condolences STEVE HALE may be expressed online at robinsonfuneralhomes.com EASLEY or — at Richard the funeral Stephen home. “Steve” Hale, 75, of 404 Cobble Stone Trace, husband of the Wendell late Julia Gilley Breazeale Hale, died NixFri- day, Sept. LIBERTY 2, 2011 at — Baptist Wendell Easley Breazeale Hospital. Nix, 77, went home to be Born with in her Fulton Lord County, and Savior Ga., the on Jan. son 16, of 2018, the late in Truman the comfort and Anna of her Rene home, Milam surrounded Hale, Mr. by Hale her retired husband as and general three daughters. manager of Easley Mrs. Combined Nix was Utilities. born in Easley. She on was the a Board retired of cosmetolo- Directors He was of gist Piedmont and owned Municipal her own Power business, Wendell’s and was Cut a volunteer and Curl with in Agency the Liberty. Easley She Fire was Department a faithful charter member 23 years. of Lakeview Mr. Hale Baptist was a for over member Church in of Pickens. Rock Springs Baptist Church She was and the youngest a veteran daughter of the States late Coast William Guard. Guy and of the United Hattie Surviving McAlister are Breazeale. three sons, Mrs. James Nix is survived Davidson by “Jim” her beloved Hale (Penny) husband of of Greenville, 58 years, Jerry Richard B Brian Nix, and Hale three (Diana) daughters, and Teressa Nix Kelley Hale (Roger) (Meshelle), of Liberty, all Paul Bradley of Beverly Easley; Nix two Hawkins sisters, (Brine) Harriet of Sparks Easley and of Snelleville, Caryn Nix Ga., Petratos and Jenea (Tom) Townsend of Easley. of She Jackson is also Co., survived and by nine seven grandchildren. grandchildren, Ga.; Jared In Brandon addition Kelley to his (Brittany), wife and parents, Celeste Kelley Mr. Hale Wright was predeceased Ashton by Brooke a daughter, Franklin Donna (Tim), Al- (Jess), lison Kristyn Hale. Hawkins Cooke (Ryan), Logan Funeral Breanna services Hawkins, were 2 Tyler p.m. Sunday Andrew Petratos Rock Springs and Evan Baptist Matthew Petratos; with the and Rev. two Dr. David great- Church Gallamore grandchildren, ofciating. Jozi Noel Kelley Burial followed and Bo Franklin. Hillcrest Mrs. Memorial Nix was Park. predeceased by two sisters and five Memorials brothers. Surviving may be made siblings to Christian are Dorothy Learning Garrison, Centers, (Released Breazeale Time (Francis), Program) Guynell 210-A, Carl Mt. Airy Church Road, Easley, SC 29642. Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home- Downtown, which is assisting the family. CAROL COKE EASLEY — Carol June Littlejohn Coke, 58, died surrounded by the love of her family on Sept. 3, 2011. Smith Born and in James New Breazeale Orleans, (Betty). April Receiving 22, 1953, of friends she was the on La. on daughter Jan. 19 at Dillard of the Funeral late Lee Home, Smith Littlejohn, with funeral Jr. services and Avanelle following Holliday in the Littlejohn chapel with of the Six Rev. Mile. Mike She was Belcher a beloved officiating. wife, Entombment was at Hillcrest sister, aunt, Memorial and mother, grandmother, friend. Park and Carol Gardens. was of strong Baptist Faith. In lieu Carol of has flowers, made memorials home may for be the made past to 12 Interim years, Easley her but Healthcare grew up Hospice in Six Mile at 16 where Hyland heart Road, remained. Greenville, She SC attend- 29615. her ed Southern Dillard Funeral Wesleyan Home Universitsisting and the earned family her in BS making degree ar- in is as- 1987, rangements. then went on to earn her M.Ed. in Instructional Technology in Jackie 2005. David She was Donald also a National CENTRAL Board Certied — Jackie teacher David 2001. “Big Dave” Carol Donald, was an educator 58, hus- as of in band Pickens of Karon County Lynne for 25 Merck years and Donald, would went have to continued be with if her the illness Lord Sunday, had not Jan. forced 28, her 2018, retirement. at his home She surrounded was a Pickens by County family. School Mr. District Donald “Teacher was born of the in Year” Spartanburg, in 2001 son and of in the the late same Jack year American Legion Teacher of the Year. Carol was awarded ‘Teacher of the Year” in 2000 for Pickens Middle School and also in 1996 for Morrison (Clemson) Elementary School. She began her teaching career at Morrison Elementary, then taught at Pickens Middle, went on to work as Coordinator of Professional Development for Curriculum at Pickens County School District ofce, and - nally she was a master teacher, instructional coach, and technology resource teacher at Ben Hagood Elementary. She loved her students and colleagues and continued to mentor new teachers even beyond her retirement. Her passion has always been the history of her much loved family and of Pickens County. Carol served on the Six Mile Centennial Committee celebrating 100 years for the Town of Six Mile. She also wrote the anniversary edition of the “Commemorative Collection of Memories” for Six Mile. Throughout the years she has written several books documenting Pickens County history. Her gift to her family was her last book “Legacy of Love – Our History”, about the Hollidays and their kin and she had done extensive research of the Littlejohns. She is survived by her loving husband Dan Coke, daughter Tara Coke McMullen (Danny), and granddaughter Lexi Mc- Mullen, her two brothers Lee S. Littlejohn, III (Sharon) and Mark H. Littlejohn (Cherie), and her nieces and nephews that she dearly loved. A memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the First Baptist Church of Easley with the Rev. Doctor Ray Allen and the Rev. Doctor John Adams ofciating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting www.dillardfunerals. com. In lieu of owers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of The Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621. Carroll The Donald family is and at the Mary home Elizabeth daughter, Jarrett Donald Tara. of Duncan. of her Dillard Many were Funeral blessed Home by “Big is serving Dave’s” the contributions family. to the community. One of the ways he helped EVELYN others WILSON was through his EASLEY business, — Central Evelyn Honda Sullenbarger Service. Wilson, He owned 74, of Easley, and operated David Central J. Wilson, Honda died Sunday, Service wife of Sept. for 284, years, 2011 which at Greenville earned Memorial the nicknames Hospital. Honda Man and him Superman. Mrs. Wilson David was also born served in Darke on city Co, council Ohio, for a daughter eight years, of the where late he George helped beautify Sullenbarger. and She improve was safety a retired in the bookkeeper, downtown a Central volunteer area. for We Hospice will dearly of miss the Upstate our Superman and a member and all he of St. did Andrews us. United Methodist Church for in Easley. Survivors include his loving wife Surviving, of 30 years; in addition two daughters, to her husband, Brooke Ellyn are her Donald mother, of Central Dorothy and Whittaker Deanna Louise Sullenbarger; Donald Phifer (Aaron) two daughters, Vicki of Ward Anderson; (Jeff) two and Lynnette sisters, Elizabeth Long; a son, Grau Bill “Libby” Long; a (Phil) step-daughter, of Duncan Anna and M. Wilson Karen and ancé, (Fred); a sister, Reda Sullenbarger and special nephew, Brandon; two brothers, Jim Sullenbarger (Michelle) and Dan Sullenbarger (Donna); and special friend Susie Norton. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road. The family will receive friends from 3 until 4 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 309 Pelzer Highway Easley, SC 29642. Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person Making Lasting Impressions Since 1955 at Donald Robinson of Charlotte, Funeral Home-Powdersville granddaughter, Road, which Collyn is Elizabeth assisting N.C.; one the Phifer; family. one future granddaughter; and his beloved dog, Bella. Visitation RUBY PATTERSON will be Wednesday, EASLEY Jan. 31, — from Ruby 1:30-2:45 Patterson, p.m. 77, at Lawrence of 133 Ryan Chapel Street, United died on Methodist, Sept. 5, 2011 2101 after Six Mile an extendeway, illness. Central, with memorial ser- Highvice Born to follow in at Pickens 3 p.m. County, she was Mr. the Donald daughter was of the predeceased and by his Lois father, Ellenburg. Jack Carroll She late James was Donald. a former member of Calvary Memorials Baptist Church may be and made a present the member Oconee of Humane Siloam Society, Baptist to Church. 1925 Sandifer Blvd., Seneca, SC 29678, Surviving Epworth are her Children’s two sons Tommy Home, 2900 and John Millwood Hendricks; Ave., one Columbia, grandson SC David 29205 Hendricks; or Lawrence great Chapel grandchildren United Methodist Lauren two and Church, Hayden 2101 Hendricks; Six Mile Highway, one sister Central, Louise SC Chappell 29630. and numerous Mountain nieces and View nephews. Funeral She is Home also survived is serving by the her Donald special friends family. Ashley Rholetter and her two girls Savannah and Jennifer whom Ruby loved very much. She was preceded in death by two husbands, T.M. Hendricks and P.A. Patterson, four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Dillard Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of owers, memorials may be made to Siloam Baptist Church, Building Fund, 229 Siloam Road, Easley, SC 29642. 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DONALD SIX MILE — Ricky George Donald, 50, of 238 Stewart Road, died Tuesday at his home. Born in Pickens, he was a son of Ruth Crawford Donald Kelley of Six Mile and the late Alonzo Donald. He was a former carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving in addition to his mother are two sons, Chris Donald of Charleston and Travis Donald of Clemson; two sisters, Sandra Bryant of Six Mile and Lenora Arnold of Easley; and one granddaughter. In addition to his father he was predeceased by two brothers Douglas Donald and Lewis Donald; and a sister Brenda Lewis. Funeral services were 5 p.m., Saturday in the chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home in Central. Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or at the funeral home. Friday, Feb. 23rd at 7:30 pm SCOTT SMITH LIBERTY — Lewis Edward Smith, II, known by his family and many friends as “Scott” or “Smitty” died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. 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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Lifestyles Pickens County Courier 1B Make mouths water at your Super Bowl party When hosting a Super Bowl party, it’s easy to assume the focus would be on the score or the award-winning commercials, but it’s actually a great reason to indulge in flavor-filled bites. When the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles face off this Sunday with the Lombardi Trophy on the line, let your guests obsess over the game while you serve up ooey-gooey dips, saucy wings and football-themed desserts that can keep them happily glued to their seats. Dip into delicious. No watch-party menu is complete without a cheesy dip. This over the top dip brings big flavor and is perfect for kicking the party up a notch as your team works to post that next big win. Slow cook your cornbread. Not only does this recipe for cornbread amp up the flavor with paprika, garlic powder and cheese, you can set it, forget it then enjoy it with your favorite chili or ribs. Go ahead and wing it. Wings and football go together like quarterbacks and touchdowns. This year, try a south-of-the-border version and rub wings in cheesy taco seasoning. For extra flair, serve them on a platter with taco fixings. Fan-favorite desserts. Win or lose, there’s always room for dessert. It can be surprisingly simple to create fun and tasty football-themed treats. These bite-size truffles require just five ingredients and are the perfect finishing touch(down) for your game-day spread. Find more flavorful game-day recipes and ideas for your party at McCormick.com. Chocolate Raspberry Football Cookie Truffles 4 cups crumbled chewy chocolate cookies 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme 2 teaspoons McCormick Raspberry Extract 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped 1 ounce white chocolate, melted In large bowl, mix crumbled cookies, marshmallow creme and raspberry flavor until well blended. Shape mixture into 1-inch ovals. Set aside. Melt chocolate as directed on package. Using fork, dip one cookie truffle at a time into chocolate. Tap back of fork 2-3 times against edge of dish to allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place on wax paperlined tray. Refrigerate 30 minutes, or until chocolate is set. Spoon melted white chocolate into small, resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece from one bottom corner of bag. Close bag tightly then pipe lines on truffles to resemble football stitching. Let stand until chocolate is set. Note: Cookies can be stored in covered container at room temperature up to 5 days. Texas Trash Dip 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese 1 cup sour cream 2 cans (16 ounces each) refried beans 1 can (4 1/2 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained 1 package McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix 4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided Nonstick cooking spray Chopped cilantro (optional) Tomatoes (optional) Sliced olives (optional) Avocado (optional) Tortilla chips Heat oven to 350 F. In large, microwavable bowl, heat cream cheese and sour cream on high 1 minute, or until cheese is softened. Remove from microwave. Mix with wire whisk until smooth. Add refried beans, green chilies, seasoning mix and 2 cups cheese; mix well. Spread bean mixture into 13-by-9-inch baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Top with cilantro, tomatoes, sliced olives and avocado, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips. Cheesy Taco Wings 2 1/2 pounds chicken wing pieces 1 package McCormick Cheesy Taco Mix Nonstick cooking spray 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce 1/4 cup finely chopped tomato 2 tablespoons sliced green onion 3 tablespoons crumbled queso fresco Heat oven to 450 F. In large bowl, toss chicken wings with seasoning mix. On large, shallow foil-lined baking pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, arrange wings in single layer. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and skin is crisp. On large serving platter, arrange lettuce. Top with wings, tomato, green onion and queso fresco. Slow Cooker Cheesy Cornbread Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup milk 3 eggs, beaten 2 packages (8 1/2 ounces each) corn muffin mix 1 teaspoon McCormick Paprika 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup frozen corn 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided Spray inside of 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix milk, eggs, corn muffin mix, paprika, garlic powder and salt until well blended. Stir in corn and 1 cup cheese. Place clean kitchen towel over slow cooker and cover with lid. Cook 2 hours on high, or until toothpick in center of cornbread comes out clean. Uncover. Sprinkle cornbread with remaining cheese. Let stand, uncovered, 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted.