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Housing Authority of the City of Easley

Board of Commissioners
Board of Commissioners


James Williams Voorhees College Photo

Dr. James Williams - Chairman

Dr. Williams currently serves on the Board of the Easley Housing Authority and the Board of Stopping Hunger in Nearby Easley (S.H.I.N.E.) Soup Kitchen.

Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” is among Dr. Williams favorite Bible verses. He is an ordained minister and has dedicated his life to the ministry of the Gospel. He currently serves as Associate Pastor of Easley Union Missionary Baptist Church in Easley, South Carolina.

He is married to the former Dr. Frankie Keels. They have two children and four grandchildren. Dr. Williams enjoys cycling, playing golf, and traveling.


Alex Dye - Vice Chairman



Mike Barnes - Commissioner


Sharon Hawthorne

Sharon Hawthorne - Commissioner

Sharon Hawthorne works for the United Way as an AmeriCorps Member and previously worked for the South Carolina Department of Employment & Workforce. She is a commissioner and past chairperson for the City of Easley Housing Authority and has been involved in her community through Rotary, SC State Employees Association, and various other community organizations.


Ashbie Day - Commissioner



George Gramblin - Commissioner



J.B. Kelley - Commissioner



John Willis - Commissioner


Equal Housing Opportunity Provider / Discrimination Prohibited

We are an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider. We provide housing without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental handicap, familial status, national origin, or other protected class. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20410 or call Customer Service at (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TTY). HUD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410, or call (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TDD).