Barbara Neely Burts, retiree – February 9, 2023

February 20, 2023

Barbara Neely Burts, 76, of Easley, passed away February 9, 2023.

Born in Pearisburg, Virginia, on July 2, 1946, she was a daughter to the late Carl Jasper Neely and Bessie Mae Neely. 

While raising three children, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University. After 32 years of loyal and devoted service at Clemson University, she retired as a Computer Programmer Analyst. In addition, Barbara participated in the Civil Rights Movement in Starkville, Mississippi promoting equality and mainstreaming children into public schools.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital at or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

A full obituary is available online.