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2010 OBITUARIES

December 23, 2010

John W. Wagner

82, former real estate broker loved art

John W. Wagner of Pawleys Island, a retired real estate broker, died on Dec. 14. He was 82.

He was born Feb. 11, 1928, in York, Pa., the son of George W, Wagner and Lillian Hackney Wagner. Following his education at Penn State University, he joined the Air Force, and later was drafted into the Army.

His career began at J.J. Haines in Carlisle Pa. He later joined Mohawk Carpet Co, and Maslin Carpet Co. In late 1970, he obtained his real estate license, and worked for Charles Steffey in Crofton, Md. Mr. Wagner became a real estate broker and worked in Silver Spring and Frederick, Md. He taught The Real Estate Principles course for Long & Foster in Gaithersburg, Md. He served as president of the Frederick County Realtors Association.

He and his wife, Darlean, retired and moved to Pawleys Island SC in 2007.

Mr. Wagner was one of the founding families of Crofton, Md., a planned community, where he lived for 14 years, and served as president of the Crofton Civic Association. He also served on many homeowners association boards as president over the years.

He loved his dogs, Sugar and Charlie. He also loved birds and gardening, as well as being an artist.

In addition to his wife of 28 years, his is survived by five children, Jennifer Wagner of Manassas, Va., Jeffrey Wagner and his wife, Denise, of Crofton, John (Andy) Wagner and his wife, Mary, of Crofton, Tracy Baker and her husband, Bobbie, of West River, Md., and Krista Aldridge of Murrells Inlet; his grandchildren, Andrea Pepin, Michael Sarter, Kyle Aldridge, Shannon Berkheimer, Sara Baker and Keri Baker; and two great grandchildren, Jeffrey Samuel Wagner and Alexandria Nicole Wagner.

A son, Mark Aldridge, two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jonathan Wagner, and a sister, Joan Kockel, died before him.

Memorial Service will be held at the Crofton Baptist Church at a time and date to be announced.

Memorials may be made to Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 1764, Conway SC 29528.

December 23, 2010

Francis J. Morris

76, award-winning forester for Mead Corp.

Francis Johnston Morris of Pawleys Plantation, a retired forester with Mead Corp., died Dec. 23 at his home. He was 76.

He was born Sept. 12, 1937, in Georgetown County, the son of Edgar Cleveland Morris and Dosia Trisvan Anderson Morris. He was a 1952 graduate of Winyah High School and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. Mr. Morris was an Army veteran and an avid Georgia Bulldogs football fan.

Mr. Morris lived in Georgia most of his adult life. He worked for Georgia Kraft, then Mead Corp., where he retired as land management coordinator. While at Mead, he was the recipient of a safety award that was created in his honor. Prior to Mead, he was employed with Georgia Kraft.

He was president of the Jaycees and Lion's Club in Cornelia, Ga. He was chairman of the deacon board at Cornelia Presbyterian Church. He also served in numerous other capacities. In 1971, Mr. Morris was recognized as an Outstanding Young Man of America.

Mr. Morris and his wife, Edith, retired to Pawleys Plantation 12 years ago. He was a member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Melanie G. Morris of Rome, Ga.; a son, Matthew H. Morris of Mount Pleasant and Pawleys Plantation; two sisters, Ann M. McDaniel of Charleston and Nell Morris Cribb of Georgetown; one brother, Herbert O. Morris of Fredericksburg, Texas; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Four brothers, Rufus Morris, Dan Morris, Clifton Morris and Jack Morris, and three sisters, Lucille Morris Milton, Marie Morris McCormick and Ida Bell Morris, died before him.

A celebration of his life will be held Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at Georgetown Presbyterian Church by Dr. William H. Puckett Jr. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

The family requests that friends celebrate their own Christmas family tradition and then join them for visitation Dec. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 160 Red Tail Hawk Loop in Pawleys Plantation.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440, or to Sampit United Methodist Church, 1077 Saints Delight Rd., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.

December 23, 2010

John Bessellieu

Retired Con Ed executive, 87

John C. Bessellieu of Charlotte, a former Pawleys Island resident, died Wednesday after a very short illness. He was 87.

He was born June 14, 1923, in Pawleys Island, a son of the Rev. Charles M. Bessellieu and Hannah Golden Bessellieu. He attended the Georgetown County public schools and graduated from Howard High School.

He then joined the Navy and received many citations and awards. After earning an honorable discharge, he moved to New York City and was an executive at Con Edison power company until retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Daisy McNeill Bessellieu; his twin sister, Betty Bessellieu Murray and her husband, Bill, and a brother, Edgar Bessellieu, all of Pawleys Island; and three daughters, Karen McAfee and her husband, John, of Midland, Texas, Tracey Phillips and her husband, Frank, of New York, and Jewel Bessellieu of Chicago.

Funeral services will be today at 1 p.m. in Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 365 Parkersville Road, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


December 23, 2010

Barbara Moore

Award-winning writer, 59

Barbara Lee Thomas Moore of Pawleys Island died Saturday at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston. She was 59.

Mrs. Moore was born Nov. 8, 1951, in Georgetown, a daughter of James Clarence Thomas and Beala Marie Creel Thomas.

She was an award-winning writer for The Georgetown Times, a freelance writer for the Sun News, and also worked for Cox Construction Co., Advent Product Development and Active Glass and Mirrors.

She was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith.

Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband, Charles W. Moore of Pawleys Island; a son, Billy Brian Moore of Pawleys Island; a stepson, Charles William Tracy Moore of Georgetown; three brothers, Joseph L. Thomas, Jerry G. Thomas and J. Michael Thomas, all of Andrews; two sisters, Kathryn Tyler of Andrews and Ann Lambert of Florence; five step-grandchildren; a number of step-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

There was a memorial service Tuesday in Georgetown.

Memorials may be made to International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Dr., Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607 or at myeloma.org. There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


December 16, 2010

Robert Baker

74

Robert Lawrence Baker of Pawleys Island died Sunday at his home. He was 74.

Mr. Baker was born Feb. 3, 1936, in Como, Miss., the son of James and Annette Baker. He moved to the area from Greenville in 1999 and was a member of Grand Strand Church of Christ in Surfside Beach.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jimmie; daughters Elizabeth Baker Boles and her husband, B. Amar, of Orangeburg, and Miriam Baker Stricklin and her husband, Kevin, of Tega Cay; and grandchildren Baker and Sarah Margaret Boles of Orangeburg and Hunter and Caroline Stricklin of Tega Cay.

There was a memorial service Wednesday at Grand Strand Church of Christ.

Memorials may be made to Grand Strand Church of Christ, 2212 Glenns Bay Rd., Surfside Beach, SC 29575.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


December 9, 2010

Bari Heiden

Patron of the arts, 72

Bari Lee King Heiden of True Blue died Monday at Roper Hospital in Charleston. She was 72.

Mrs. Heiden was born Dec. 21, 1937, in Atlanta, a daughter of Edward Jerome King and Tillye Leah Salzman King. She grew up in Charlotte, where she graduated from Central High School, and attended the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.

After marrying H. Eric Heiden, they moved to Richmond, Va., where she was a staff secretary for the state Department of Agriculture while he attended the Medical College of Virginia. They later moved to Florence, where Mrs. Heiden was the office manager for their dental practice for the next 40 years.

The Heidens retired to Pawleys Island eight years ago.

Mrs. Heiden was on the founding board of the Florence Little Theatre and performed in many plays as both an actress and a choreographer. She continued her love of the theater by working at the front desk of the Swamp Fox Players in Georgetown. She also danced with a studio and was best known for coordinating sound and music with the Florence High School chorus.

She was active with the Florence Jaycees and was a former director of their beauty pageants. Mrs. Heiden was also on the board of directors and taught Hebrew at Temple Beth Israel in Florence and Temple Beth Elohim in Georgetown.

She volunteered for a number of organizations, including the Cultural Council of Georgetown County and the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce, and at many Georgetown fishing tournaments.

Mrs. Heiden is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mindy Shaye Heiden of Pawleys Island, Robin Joy Shuler of Mount Pleasant and Stacey Maria Stephenson of Atlanta; a sister, Dianne Judy King of Atlanta; six grandchildren; and two Japanese exchange students who she raised through high school.

Memorial services will be today at 4 p.m. in Temple Beth Elohim, Screven and Highmarket streets, with Rabbi Deborah Slavitt officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at their residence in Pawleys Island.

The regular Friday evening service at 7:30 p.m. in Temple Beth Elohim will include a celebration of Mrs. Heiden’s life, followed by refreshments.

Memorials may be made to Temple Beth Elohim, Stained-Glass Restoration Fund, 230 Screven St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


December 9, 2010

Marianna Philips

85, enjoyed knitting and reading

Marianna Grant Philips of Georgetown died Sunday at Prince George HealthCare and Rehab. She was 85.

Mrs. Philips was born July 4, 1925 in Atlanta, a daughter of John Grant and Anna Peacock Grant. She moved to Georgetown a year and a half ago and enjoyed embroidery, knitting and reading.

She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Dayton Philips.

Mrs. Philips is survived by three daughters, Alice Briggs and her husband, John, of Pawleys Island, Martha Adams and her husband, Louis, of Georgetown and Rebecca Swinson and her husband, Clyde, of Vienna, Va.; and three grandchildren, Cindy Briggs Biondi and her husband, Darick, Susan Swinson and Katharine Swinson.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.


December 9, 2010

Edward Leland

84, Citadel grad was retired civil engineer

Edward Patton Leland of Lancaster, Pa., died Tuesday at Quarryville Presbyterian Home in Quarryville, Pa. He was 84.

He was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Charleston, the eldest son of James Morrison and Helen Patton Leland. He attended Charleston public schools, graduating from the High School of Charleston in 1943. He then entered The Citadel, where he earned his athletic letter and a “Block C” as a member of the rifle team. After serving in the Army in 1945 and 1946, Mr. Leland return to The Citadel and completed his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He was a lifetime member of the Citadel Alumni Society, and a member of the Citadel Development Foundation and the Citadel Brigadier Foundation.

Mr. Leland was a civil and construction engineer for the Department of Interior/Bureau of Reclamation in Washington, D.C., from 1950-54 working on the Columbia River Basin Project. In 1954 he began working in field fortifications, nuclear effects, and camouflage at Fort Belvoir, Va., for the Army Corps of Engineers and later the Army Material Command. His last major assignment was to serve as the Army’s representative on the NATO Working Group in Camouflage Hardware.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lancaster, and a former member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Charleston, where he served as a ruling elder, chairman of the board of deacons, and for 10 years, as church treasurer. He was also the church’s master volunteer at the Charleston Homeless Shelter from 1987-95.

Mr. Leland’s interests included history and genealogy. He was a member of the South Carolina Historical Society, the St. James Santee Parish Historical Society, and the Richard III Society.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Christine Pietarinen, who died in 1995; by his second wife, Grace Elizabeth Hansel Liddle, who died in 2003; and by his youngest brother, Owen Patton Leland, who died in 1992.

Mr. Leland is survived by his wife, Billie M. Reed of Lancaster; a brother James Leland and his wife, Marian, of Pawleys Island; a niece, Pamela J. Leland and her partner, Renna Van Oot, of Kennett Square, Pa.; a nephew James M. Leland III and his wife, Sheila, of Southlake, Texas; and two grandnephews, James M. Leland IV and Owen Edward Leland, both of Southlake.

Funeral services are Friday at Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home in Lancaster. Interment will be in the New Wappataw Cemetery in McClellanville.

Memorials may be made to the Citadel Development Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409.

Sign a guestbook at kasnyderfuneralhome.com.


December 9, 2010

Dr. Ed Vaden

90, volunteer at Smith Medical Clinic

Edwin Booth Vaden of Charlottesville, Va., a former Pawleys Island resident who served as a volunteer doctor at the Smith Medical Clinic, died Tuesday. He was 90.

He was born Aug. 14, 1920 in Gretna, Va., the son of Giles Henry Vaden III and Mary Booth Vaden. He graduated from Gretna High School, Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He served as a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve Medical Corps during World War II and the Korean War.

Dr. Vaden was a pediatrician who practiced for 33 years in Lynchburg, Va. When he retired, he and his wife, Anne Rogers “Bunny” Vaden, moved to Pawleys Island. He volunteered at the Smith Medical Clinic for nearly 20 years.

They moved to Charlottesville in 2002. Mrs. Vaden died in 2008.

He is survived by a brother, William Carrington Vaden of Columbus, Ga.; his daughter, Anne Carter Vaden of Arlington, Va.; his sons, Edwin Booth Vaden Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Chapel Hill, N.C., Frank Rogers Vaden and his wife, Katharine, of Lynchburg, and Peter Booth Vaden and his wife, Ann, of Charlottesville; and 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will he held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg. A private graveside service will be held later.

Memorials may be made to the Smith Medical Clinic, 116 Baskervill Dr., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

There is an online guestbook at teaguefuneralhome.com.


December 9, 2010

John Glinka

86, veteran retired N.Y. police lieutenant

John Frank Glinka of Pawleys Island died Dec. 1 at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 86.

He was born in Roslyn, N.Y., a son of Frank and Stephanie Glinka. Mr. Glinka was a Army/Air Force veteran, and retired as a lieutenant after 33 years with the Nassau County (N.Y.) Police Department.

Mr. Glinka was a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, where he was chairman of the building committee. He was also a member of P.V.A., D.A.I., S.O.A., VFW of Murrells Inlet, and the Knights of Columbus, fourth degree.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Olga Glinka; a grandson, Brendan Glinka; and two brothers, Frank Glinka and Edward Glinka.

Mr. Glinka is survived by his wife, Anna Cioni Glinka; two sons, Ron Glinka and his wife, Andrea, and Ken Glinka and his wife, Jane; four stepchildren, John Cioni and his wife, Kathy, Jeannie Piotrowski and her husband, Eddie, Gary Cioni and his wife, Ellyn, and Julie Thompson and her husband, Mike; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was held Saturday at Precious Blood. Burial was in Westbury, N.Y.

Memorials may be made to Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 1633 Waverly Rd. Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


November 25, 2010

Donald Richardson III

74, lawyer defended hospitals

Donald Valentine Richardson III of Columbia, a lawyer who specialized in defending the medical profession, died Tuesday. He was 74.

He was born Jan. 14, 1936, in Florence, a son of Donald Valentine and Margaret Deans Richardson. He was raised in Georgetown and graduated from Winyah High School and the University of South Carolina in 1958 where he was commander of the Sigma Nu fraternity. After graduating from USC Law School he was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1960. He also received a mediation certificate from Harvard University School of Law in 1996. He served in the Naval Reserve from 1953 to 1961.

Mr. Richardson was a founder of the Richardson Plowden Law Firm (now Richardson Plowden & Robinson) in Columbia and continued to be counsel until 1999. He was devoted to the defense of physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice actions across the state, was recognized in the listing of Best Lawyers in America and co-authored numerous articles for publication. Mr. Richardson held bar memberships in the S.C. Supreme Court, the S.C. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Richland County Bar and the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. He was a faculty member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, chairman of the state Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline and was elected to the Medical University of South Carolina Board of Visitors.

Mr. Richardson was a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, Forest Lake Club, The Camellia Ball and numerous wine clubs. He was a supporter of many community organizations, and enjoyed vacationing at Pawleys Island.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Anne Nelson Richardson; daughters Anne Richardson Seabrook and her husband, Dr. March E. Seabrook, and Deans Richardson Fawcett and her husband, Peter Fawcett, all of Columbia; a son, Donald V. Richardson IV of Columbia; grandchildren, Nelson Seabrook, Richard Seabrook. Elizabeth Seabrook, Margaret Deans Fawcett, Gavin Fawcett, Patrick Fawcett, Donald Fawcett, Anne Fawcett and Rutherford Fawcett; a sister, Peggy R .Hall of Marion; his in-laws, Frances M. Nelson of Columbia, and Carolyn and Marvin Wimberly of St. Matthews; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be Friday at 3 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Entombment will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Cathedral Restoration Project, 1100 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201; Hammond School, 854 Galway Lane, Columbia, SC 29209; or to the charity of one’s choice.

There is an online guestbook at dunbarfunerals.com.


November 18, 2010

Thomas Harrell

68

Thomas Edward Harrell of Pawleys Island died Monday at Prince George Healthcare Center in Georgetown. He was 68.

He was born Feb. 19, 1942, in Georgetown, a son of Raymond Irving Harrell and Lillian Alice Johnston Harrell.

He is survived by two sisters, L. Ann Smith of Pawleys Island and Debra H. Seitter and her husband, Jake, of Georgetown; a brother, Larry I. Harrell of Columbia; three nephews, Andy Harrell of Columbia, Brian Seitter and his wife, Kelly, of Andrews, and Chip Seitter and his wife, Kelley, of Summerville; and three great-nieces, Winter Grace, Emily and Brennan.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to: St. Frances Animal Center, 125 N. Ridge Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


November 11, 2010

Geri Lammonds

73, worked for Greenville County courts

Geraldine Parton “Geri” Lammonds of Georgetown, a former deputy clerk of court, died Monday at Tidelands Community Hospice. She was 73.

She was born Nov. 30, 1936, in Rutherfordton, N.C., a daughter of Verno Washington Parton and Mary Jane Rainwater Parton.

She grew up in Rutherfordton, where she graduated from R.S. Central High School and attended Shingle Hollow Congregational Holiness Church.

Mrs. Lammonds was a deputy clerk of court for Greenville County for a number of years before moving to Georgetown 12 years ago.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Milton Lammonds; two sons, Phillip Lammonds and his wife, Rebecca, of Pawleys Island, and John Lammonds and his wife, Shannon, of Georgetown; a daughter, Jane Lambert and her husband, Nettles, of Georgetown; five grandchildren, Cooper, Martha Grace, Jack, McKenzie and Maddie; and seven brothers and sisters.

Memorial services will be today at 2 p.m. at Shingle Hollow Congregational Holiness Church in Rutherfordton. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 2 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


November 11, 2010

Sandra Tarr

65, retired social worker loved the beach

Sandra W. Tarr of Pawleys Island, a retired social worker, died Nov. 2 at Roper St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. She was 65.

She was born Sept. 8, 1945, in DuBois, Pa., the daughter of George and Ruth Bargar Waclaski. She graduated from Franklin High School and Clarion University.

She married Rod Tarr on June 19, 1965.

In 1989, after being a counselor in Venango County, Pa., she and her husband moved to the Carolinas, where she earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina. She served as a social worker for the state hospital in Columbia and Richland Memorial Hospital.

Upon returning to Franklin, Pa., in 1999, she served as a licensed clinical social worker for Community Services of Venango County until her retirement in 2006.

In 2007, she and her husband retired to Pawleys Island, where she enjoyed the beach, the pool at Rose Run, shopping outlets and spending time with many newly-made friends and her faithful companion, a Chihuahua named Bubba.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Tammy McClurkin of Murrells Inlet; a son, Brad Tarr of Charlotte; and three grandchildren, Daniel, Patrick and Colin McClurkin.

She was predeceased by a sister, Sally Lou Waclaski.

A memorial service will be at the Pawleys Island Chapel at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the St. James High School Sharks Athletic Booster Club, 10800 Highway 707, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

Online condolences may be sent at gardinierfuneralhome.com.


November 11, 2010

Lloyd Williams Jr.

86, owned Red & White supermarkets

Lloyd Barcroft Williams Jr. of Summerville, a retired businessman whose interests included a grocery store and restaurant at Pawleys Island, died Friday at his home. He was 86.

He was born Feb. 1, 1924, in Charleston, a son of Lloyd Barcroft and Mary Blackwell Williams. He attended James Simons Grammar School and graduated from Charleston High School, where he golfed and boxed teams and was active in many extracurricular activities.

Mr. Williams was a member of the Citadel Class of 1944. After three years he was called into service in the Army and then transferred into the Marine Corps. He served in the Pacific Theater, participating in the invasion of Okinawa, and was there when World War II ended. He was discharged with the rank of captain.

Mr. Williams worked for the food distributor Thomas and Howard Co., which later merged with Wetterau Inc. He was an owner of the Red and White supermarkets in Pawleys Island and Georgetown, and later involved with the Cruisers restaurants, both with his son, Thomas Williams.

He was a property owner at North Litchfield for many years, and a former member of Litchfield Country Club.

Mr. Williams was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and a lifelong Methodist serving in many capacities. He also served with numerous civic organizations. He was a member, along with his special friends, of several golf groups, including the HOBOS and Southern Food Dealers Association.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Susan Walker Taylor Williams of Summerville; four children, Lloyd Barcroft Williams III and his wife, Victoria, of Isle of Palms, Frances Williams Furr and her husband, Hurley, of Wadmalaw Island, David Pinkney Williams and his wife, Chrissy, of Awendaw, and Thomas Watson Williams and his wife, Marie, of Pawleys Island; three step-children, Ellen Taylor Oldland and her husband, William, of Cheraw, Dr. Susan Taylor Woollen and her husband, Dr. T. Hayes Woollen, of Charlotte, and Joseph Taliaferro Taylor IV and his wife, Kimberly, of Columbia; eight grandchildren, Lloyd B. Williams IV, Rachel W. Williams, David Olin Williams, Francie Green, Stella Williams, Thomas W. Williams Jr., Mary Grace Thorn and Molly Marie Williams; eight step-grandchildren, William L. Oldland, Daniel T. Oldland, S. Taylor Woollen, T. Hayes Woollen III, Margaret H. Woollen, Lauren E. Taylor, Marie C. Demetriades and Reese W. Taylor.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Grace Imogene Watson Williams, his brother, Ned Blackwell Williams, and a grandson, Ned Blackwell Williams. He was inurned with them Wednesday in the family plot at Old St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Charleston. The service, with full military honors, was private.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at Bethany United Methodist Church.

Donations may be made to Suzanne and Lloyd Williams Endowment Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation, 90 Mary Street, Charleston, SC 29403.


November 4, 2010

Caroline Hoffman

66, active at Holy Cross-Faith Memorial

Caroline Wragg Hane Hoffman of Murrells Inlet died Monday at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. She was 66.

Mrs. Hoffman was born on Oct. 16, 1944, in Georgetown, a daughter of Whitfield Watson Hane and Margaret Radcliffe Wragg Hane. She grew up in Georgetown, graduated from Winyah High School and attended the University of South Carolina.

Mrs. Hoffman was a member of Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, where she served on the Altar Guild for a number of years.

She is survived by her husband, David Shirley, of Murrells Inlet; a son, Whitfield Hoffman of Myrtle Beach; two step-daughters, Kelly Shirley and Kim Silver, both of Murrells Inlet; a sister, Margaret “Margie” Hane of Moncks Corner; and three grandchildren, Aiden, Charlie and Cape.

Mrs. Hoffman was predeceased by a son, Frederick Hane Hoffman, and a daughter, Caroline Cecile “Cissy” Hoffman.

Memorial services will be today at 2 p.m. at Holy Cross-Faith Memorial with the Rev. Tommy Tipton officiating. A reception will follow at the church.

Memorials may be made to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309, or St. Frances Animal Center, 125 N. Ridge St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


November 4, 2010

Drew Davis

lifelong learner loved mathematics and the arts

Andrew “Drew” M. Proefrock Davis died of a heart attack Oct. 9 in Scottsdale Ariz.

Mr. Davis was born in Philadelphia, and grew up in New York City, Manchester, N.H., Fairport, N.Y., and Boardman and Toledo, Ohio. He lived in San Antonio for a number of years before moving to the Phoenix area in the late 1990s.

He attended Ohio State University as a national merit scholar before graduating magna cum laude from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a bachelor of science degree in computer science and was pursuing further graduate studies in computer science at Arizona State University.

He had a strong interest in higher mathematics and scientific, technical and mathematical application of software engineering and worked as a private tutor in math and science for many years.

Mr. Davis was a computer programmer and developer in the risk group of PayPal.com in Scottsdale. He was highly regarded by his supervisor who wrote glowingly of his abilities. He had demonstrated a high level of accomplishment in landing such a competitive position and was very excited about the opportunities it offered. He had several other programming jobs over the past decade including what he called an “awesome” job of designing software for fighter jets.

Mr. Davis kept a very private lifestyle, although he had many circles of friends. He was very fond of his cat, the ‘Little Princess,’ and many local friends have come forward to make sure she will be well cared for and placed with a good home.

While growing up, Mr. Davis said he either wanted to invent really cool things or be an actor. Recently, he felt that he was accomplishing both of those things according to an autobiographical statement he wrote. However, it may be best to describe Mr. Davis using another line he wrote about himself, “I am all of these things and yet I am none of these things.”

He was active with several student and independent film projects and had taken part in a number of acting classes to develop his abilities. Many of his friends from the Phoenix Independent, Foreign, and Art House Film Club held their own memorial to him, and recalled that he greatly enjoyed discussing movies. Their tributes described him as “friendly, interesting, intelligent, incredibly knowledgeable, easygoing, funny, open, accepting, cheerful, caring, comforting, thoughtful.”

To sum up Drew’s life in any succinct manner would be impossible, his family said. There were many different parts of his life that made up the whole of who Drew was, and even those who knew and loved him best were only privy to a part of his whole life. He will be missed by friends and family who are all deeply saddened at the sudden loss.

Mr. Davis was predeceased by his mother, Margaret Proefrock.

He is survived by his father, C. Kenneth Proefrock, of Pawleys Island; his brother, Philip Proefrock, of Ann Arbor Mich.; and his sisters, Beth Babcock of Charlotte, and Liesl Wall of Marshall, N.C.; and his siblings’ families.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday at All Saints Church with the Rt. Rev. Terrell L. Glenn officiating.

Memorials may be made to: All Saints Foundation, allsaintspawleys.org; Alley Cat Allies, alleycat.org; American Heart Association, heart.org; FIRST, usfirst.org; or Sundance Institute, sundance.org. Remembrances and thoughts can be contributed to drewdavis.info.


October 28, 2010

Ruth Huband

78, loved golf and bridge

Ruth Callison Huband of Litchfield Country Club died Monday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 78.

She was born on Nov. 1, 1931, in Roanoke, Va., the daughter of Glenn and Gale Callison. She attended William Fleming High School where she was named Most Athletic. Mrs. Huband was an avid golfer and bridge player.

Mrs. Huband was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was loved by all.

She was predeceased by husband of 55 years, Raymond E. Huband Jr.

Mrs. Huband is survived by two daughters, Kathy Long of Woodstock, Ga., and Diane Roush and her husband, Greg, of Marietta, Ga.; five grandchildren, Kristen Long, Kelly Long, Griffin Lamie, Parker Roush and Spencer Roush; a brother; Richard Callison of Johnson City, Tenn.; two sisters, Nancy Lipscomb of Roanoke and Kathryn Callison Denny and her husband, Steve, of Woodstock; and her mother-in-law, Elizabeth S. Huband of Richmond, Va.

There will be a memorial service Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Georgia Chapter, Attn: Memory Walk Baby Ruths ID No. 186454791. 1925 Century Blvd., Suite 10, Atlanta, Ga. 30345.


October 14, 2010

Ray Sparks

89, spent 42 years in banking

Raymond Earl “Ray” Sparks of Pawleys Island died Oct. 5 at his home. He was 89.

Mr. Sparks was born Dec. 18, 1920, in Washington, D.C., the son of Jared Earnest and Georgianna Boswell Sparks.

When Mr. Sparks was 12 his father died and he left school to support his mother. He was hired to work in the mailroom of Lincoln National Bank, which eventually merged with Riggs National Bank.

After 42 years Mr. Sparks retired as senior vice president.

Mr. Sparks served as a radioman for the Coast Guard during World War II. He met his brother-in-law’s niece, Georgie Brogdon, and they were married in 1944. After the war he attended night school to complete high school and graduated from Ben Franklin College, now a part of George Washington University.

He loved nature, animals, fishing and gardening, wrote poetry and taught himself to play the piano and organ.

He and Georgie were dedicated golfers, and when they retired to Pawleys Island they enjoyed the beach, traveling and visits from friends and family.

He was predeceased by his wife in 2005.

Mr. Sparks is survived by his children, Rick Sparks and Mike Lonzo of Los Angeles, Bill Sparks and his wife, Debora, of Charlotte, Kathy Hajjar and her husband, Richard Hajjar, of Brookeville, Md.; his grandchildren Heather Sparks, Mark and Sandy Hajjar, Jason and Ashley Sparks, Lee and Melissa Hajjar, Jessica Sparks Tucker and Richard Tucker, Zachary Sparks and Rebecca Sparks; his great-grandchildren, Dylan Sylva Tucker, Bella Massino, Cobi Tucker and Ethan Sparks; and his dog, Jake.

There was a graveside service Saturday at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Churchyard.

Sign an online guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


October 14, 2010

Nellie Richmond

96, native of Philadelphia

Nellie G. Richmond of Lakes at Litchfield died Oct. 6 at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. She was 96.

Mrs. Richmond was born in Philadelphia, on Aug. 7, 1914, a daughter of Dominikas Guokas and Marianna Wisiackas Guokas. She spent most of her life in Philadelphia being a devoted wife, mother and daughter.

She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Richmond Jr.

Mrs. Richmond is survived by her daughter, Doris Pioth and her husband, Clay, of Pawleys Island; her son, Bob Richmond and his wife, Chris, of Manassas, Va.; five grandchildren, Donald Gratz Jr. and his wife, Joan, of Charles Town, W.Va., Lesley Pelasara and her husband, Jeff, of Pawleys Island, Kimberly Fields of Warsaw, Va., Wendy Wright and her husband, Bill, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Douglas Richmond and his wife, Susan, of Woodbridge, Va.; and eight great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service on Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

Sign an online guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


October 14, 2010

Edward Goode

86, World War II veteran

Edward Gordon Goode Sr. of Pawleys Island died Saturday at his home. He was 86.

Mr. Goode was born on July 8, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of Charles Gordon Goode and Hazel Crawford Goode. He grew up in Patterson, N.J., and served in the Navy during World War II.

Mr. Goode moved to Pawleys Island 24 years ago and attended Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Goode is survived by his wife, D. Joyce Goode of Pawleys Island; two sons, Edward G. Goode Jr. of Charlotte, and Keith Goode of Myrtle Beach; and a sister, Eleanor Kesse of Springfield, Mo.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in Gettysburg, Pa.

Memorials may be made to JOY School, c/o Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

Sign an online guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


October 7, 2010

Sophie McKissick

78, loved tennis and cocker spaniels

Sophie Fisher McKissick of Greenville and the Lakes at Litchfield, the widow of the Litchfield Co. founder, died Wednesday. She was 78.

Mrs. McKissick was born April 10, 1932, in Gastonia, N.C., a daughter of Charles and Virginia Fisher.

She grew up in Pelzer, graduated from Greenville High School and attended Furman University. She was an active member of Carolina Foothills Garden Club, The Assembly, Brookgreen Gardens, and was an avid tennis player.

She was married to the late A. Foster McKissick II, whose Litchfield Co. developed many of the area’s resort and residential communities.

Mrs. McKissick had a special love for all animals, including dogs, and especially cocker spaniels.

She is survived by her sister, Betty Fisher Fuller of Dalton, Ga.; her six children and their spouses, Anthony M. McKissick of Key West, Fla., Anthony Foster McKissick III and his wife, Murray, of Greenville, Charles Fisher McKissick and his wife, Julie, of Greenville, James Rion McKissick of Gray Court, Sally McKissick Coen and her husband, Richard, of Charleston, and James Powers McKissick and his wife, Elizabeth, of Greenville; 11 grandchildren; and a lifelong family friend, Tinker Patterson. A sister, Virginia Fisher Kinross, and a daughter, Jean Glover McKissick, died before her.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church in Greenville. The family will receive visitors at the McKissick home, 245 McDaniel Ave., following the service.

Memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, The Greenville Humane Society or to a charity of your choice.

Sign a guestbook at www.RobinsonFuneralHomes.com.


October 7, 2010

Chris Beseler

64, avid golfer

Peter Christian “Chris” Beseler of Waterway Village in Myrtle Beach, died Friday at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He was 64.

He was born July 3, 1946, in Huntington, W.Va., the son of Peter and Dorothy Beseler. Mr. Beseler was a board member of Waterway Village Homeowners Association and enjoyed boating and golfing.

He is survived by his significant other, Nanci Jasper of Murrells Inlet; son, Scott Beseler of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter, Sheri Pearson and her husband, Mark, of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Jack and Caroline; uncle, Bob McGinnis of Ashland, Ky.; and former wife, Jan Beseler Clark.

There will be a memorial service today at 4 p.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, on Bypass 17.

Memorials may be made to Medical University of South Carolina Foundation, 18 Bee Street MSC 450 Charleston, SC 29425.

Sign a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


September 30, 2010

Red Turbeville

88, original Pawleys council member

Walter Raleigh “Red” Turbeville of Georgetown and Pawleys Island, a member of the island’s first Town Council, died Saturday surrounded by family. He was 88.

He was born Nov. 28, 1921, in St. George in Dorchester County, the son of W.R. and Elizabeth Lathan Turbeville. He spent his childhood in Columbia, and attended the University of South Carolina and Erskine College.

He entered the Army Air Force on Dec. 8, 1941, and served four years in England.

He moved to Georgetown in 1951, and was the general superintendent at Ryan-Walsh Stevedoring Co. He and his family split their time between Georgetown and Pawleys Island where he bought a house in the Birds Nest in 1964. The house, “Topsy Turby,” is at the heart of countless memories.

During the 1985 campaign to form a town on Pawleys Island, Mr. Turbeville was among the opposition. When the incorporation referendum passed, he was asked to run for Town Council. He was one of four council members elected in November 1985.

A year later, he said, “I’m as much for it now as I was against it before we incorporated.”

The goal of the town, he said, “is to stop time, but not progress.”

He is survived by his wife Beverly Ann Isaac Turbeville; a sister, Jean Paul Williams; and three children Celeste Heller and her husband, Scott, Clint Turbeville and his wife, Irene, and Glenn E. Turbeville and his wife, Jackie; and seven grandchildren: Kate, Jackson, Hayden, Glenn Elisabeth, Adam, Erin and Clint.

A funeral service was Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Georgetown.

There is an online guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.


September 30, 2010

Thomas Boyle

85, veteran was dedicated to community service

Thomas Belton Boyle of Columbia and DeBordieu, a retired insurance executive, died Sept. 23. He was 85.

He was born July 13, 1925, the son of Thomas B. Boyle and Margaret McGregor Boyle. He attended the public schools in Columbia and The Citadel. After serving in the Navy, he graduated from the University of South Carolina.

He began his business career, joining Boyle-Vaughan Agency, which his father had begun in 1928. At the time of his retirement in 1987, Boyle-Vaughan had become a major factor in the insurance and surety industry in South Carolina. He retired as president of Boyle-Vaughan Associates.

Long-active in the civic affairs of the community, Mr. Boyle served on the governing bodies of the United Way, the S.C. Lung Association, the Human Relations Council and the Central Carolina Community Association. He helped found the Richland-Lexington Alcohol Commission and, because of his interest in gardening, helped found Columbia Green.

Mr. Boyle served on the Armed Forces Committee and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce from an early age.

Mr. Boyle was very involved in the life of his church. He was a church school teacher, served on the vestry at Trinity Cathedral several times and was junior and senior warden. For a number of years Mr. Boyle was active in the affairs of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. He was chairman of the Laymen of the Diocese, served on the executive council and the standing committee. He was named Key Layman of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. He also served as field associate for Faith at Work for South and North Carolina.

Mr. Boyle served as president of the Cotillion, Quadrille and Pine Tree Hunt Club. He wrote a history of Pine Tree which is given to all members. He also served many years on the board of the Palmetto Club.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Forbes Boyle; his three sons, Maxwell Forbes Boyle and his wife, Lynn, Thomas Belton Boyle III, and Robert Goggans Boyle and his wife, Lucile; grandchildren, Forbes, Emily, Sally, Scotty, Alice, Connor, Margaret, Lucy and Robert; and two great-grandchildren, Sophie and Max.

Memorial services were Saturday at Trinity Cathedral. Memorials may be made to Trinity Cathedral Foundation.


September 30, 2010

James Thacker

77, served on property owners boards

James D. Thacker of North Litchfield, who was active in county and community affairs, died Sept. 21 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital. He was 77.

He was born in Rome, Ga., the son of James Dewitt Thacker and Mattie Thacker Johnson. He attended Davidson College on a football scholarship, setting several college records. His 98-yard touchdown run in 1952 still stands as the longest on record for the Wildcats. He was inducted into Davidson’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.

He graduated with a degree in business administration, then earned a master’s in financial management from the University of Tennessee after serving two years in the Army Security Agency. He spent the rest of his career with Union Carbide.

Mr. Thacker and his wife, Phyllis, retired to North Litchfield in 1986. He was active in the Litchfield Beaches Property Owners Association and served as its president. He was also a member of the Waccamaw Neck Council of Property Owners Associations.

He served on several county boards and committees.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Tim of Hamburg, N.J., and Thomas of Portland, Ore.; two granddaughters, Amanda and Lindley; a sister, Betty, of Rome; and many nieces and nephews.

Another son, Ben, and a brother, Brad, died before him.

A private celebration of his life was held by his family, who said his wisdom and humor will be missed.


September 30, 2010

Juanita Dunnaway

87, active with Salvation Army

Juanita Williams Dunnaway of Georgetown died Friday at Tidelands Community Hospice. She was 87.

Mrs. Dunnaway was born May 20, 1923, at Center Crossroads in Georgetown County, a daughter of Ulysess Smith Williams and Carrie Doretha “Doll” Cribb Williams. She was a member of Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Mrs. Dunnaway was a beautician, worked for General Telephone Co. and The Grab Bag, and managed the Salvation Army Thrift Store before retirement. She was a member of Woodmen of the World and the Salvation Army Home League.

She is survived by three daughters, Gloria K. Zander and her husband, John, of Jacksonville, Fla., Brenda K. Pope and her husband, Jerry, of Georgetown, and Connie D. Poston and her husband, Robert, of Georgetown; a son, Reggie E. King and his wife, Sandy, of Surfside Beach; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mrs. Dunnaway was predeceased by her husband, Virgil Noah Dunnaway; her sisters, Edna W. Pope, Jackie W. Hall, and Frances W. Morris; and a brother, U.S. “Frank” Williams.

Funeral services were Tuesday at Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is an online guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


September 16, 2010

Lauretta Bertram

93

Lauretta Bertram of Pawleys Island died Sept. 14 at her home. She was 93.

She was born in Woodsfield, Ohio, the daughter of Marie Mooney and Harry S. Shaffer.

While in kindergarten she met the love of her life, William J. Bertram. Shortly after they married they moved to Morgantown, W Va., where she was a member of Wesley Methodist Church, the Hospital Guild, and the Service League.

Mrs. Bertram enjoyed playing golf and bridge, knitting, and making arrangements from their wonderful rose garden. The Bertrams were avid Mountaineer fans.

Mrs. Bertram was predeceased by her husband, her son, William “Tram” Bertram, and a son-in-law, Bob Radon.

She is survived by daughters Susan Arentsen and her husband, Al, of Pawleys Island, and Nancy Radon of Woodsfield; a daughter-in-law, Audrey Bertram, of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Burial will be in Ohio.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at St Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. Following the service a reception will be held at 304 Rybolt Road in Pawleys Island.

Memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 11943 Grandhaven Drive Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

There is an guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


September 16, 2010

Red Dorn

86, veteran of Normandy

Luther Herman “Red” Dorn of Pawleys Island died Sept. 15 at his home. He was 86.

Mr. Dorn was born in Crookston, Neb., on Feb. 8, 1924, a son of the Rev. Paul John Martin Dorn and Regina Florentina Aichele Dorn. He grew up in Nebraska and later moved south with his parents, who were ministers. Mr. Dorn served in the Army during World War II and the invasion of Normandy. He moved to Pawleys Island 35 years ago, where he was active in the Ocean Waves Square Dance Club and a member of Holy Lamb Lutheran Church in Socastee.

He is survived by his wife, Gertrude C. Dorn of Pawleys Island; a son, Robert “Bobby” Reid of Murrells Inlet; a daughter, Happy Land of Surfside Beach; a brother, Charles Dorn of Ottumwa, Iowa; a sister, Lenora Tuverson of Omaha, Neb.; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Stephen H. Wilkins and the Rev. David J. Panning. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery Annex.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Holy Lamb Lutheran Church, 2541 Forestbrook Rd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29588; or Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 558 Black River Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440.


September 16, 2010

Betty Lou Hall

87, traveled North America in an RV

Elizabeth Thompson Hall of Pawleys Island died Saturday, 12 weeks after the death of her husband of 61 years, Jim Hall. She was 87.

Mrs. Hall, who was known as Betty Lou, grew up living and traveling with her family between St. Petersburg, Fla., and Kingstree. She attended the University of South Carolina.

She worked for Drexel Furniture Co. in Kingstree and Morganton, N.C., where she met Jim. They were sweethearts until the end of their lives.

Betty Lou worked hard raising their three children while Jim started a business in Greensboro, N.C. She learned to fly so she could accompany Jim on his travels.

In later years they enjoyed traveling the U.S., Mexico and Canada in their fifth-wheel RV with Betty Lou’s brother Bumpy Thompson and his wife, Carolyn, which gave rise to many colorful stories.

The Halls called Pawleys Island home for many years.

“We are sad to lose our mom, grandmother, aunt and friend, but she is with her lifetime love now,” her family said. “For that we can only feel joy and love. As Betty Lou kept saying ‘all will be well.’ ”

She is survived by her daughters, Lucile Hall Cater-Hazelip and her husband, Ken, of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Elizabeth Hall Howard and her husband, Richard, of North Carolina and Florida; her grandchildren, K.W. Bryan Cater of Charlotte, and Emily and Elizabeth Hall of Mount Pleasant; and nieces Lynn Thompson Gagliano, Claudia Thompson Bessinger, Rebecca Thompson Godwin, and Caroline Thompson Tresino of South Carolina and Virginia, and Lu Moss Nelson of California.

She is also survived by special family members Deloris Pyatt, Steve and Jo Ann Barnhill, and Sean Maloney. Her family cited her caregivers, Mavis Cole, Marie Reynolds, Fran Young, Tammy Strichek and Hannah Ross, for all their care.

A son, James E. Hall Jr., died before her.

Services were Wednesday at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, c/o Georgetown County United Way, 515 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is an online guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


September 9, 2010

Margaret Forbes Grant

95, dancer was doyenne of the arts

Margaret Martin Forbes Grant of Litchfield Country Club, a tireless champion of the arts in the era before the area had a library, an arts council or an arts festival, died Aug. 29 at her home. She was 95.

She was born Nov. 25, 1914, in Norfolk, Va., the daughter of James Green Martin and Henrietta Niemeyer Martin.

She graduated from Randolph Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Va., in 1937 and married Dr. Henry Louis Forbes of Columbia that same year. They lived in Charleston, W.Va., and Wilmington, Del., before moving to Montreal in 1954, where Dr. Forbes was an executive with DuPont of Canada.

In 1974, they retired and moved to Pawleys Island, where they had spent vacations for most of their married life.

Dr. Forbes died in 1977, and five years later Mrs. Forbes married Alexander McCalla Grant of Montreal.

Throughout her life, Mrs. Grant was intensely interested in the arts. She was an accomplished dancer, and taught modern dance, ballet, and ballroom dancing. She also taught drama and correlated arts and directed numerous plays with young people’s groups.

At Pawleys Island, she was active in her community. She served on the board of Holy Cross-Faith Memorial School during the tenure of Ruby Forsythe.

She also served on the board of the Rice Museum in Georgetown.

She was a leader of the “Great Books” series of the Georgetown County Library, and was a founder of the Pawleys Island Writers Group.

An amputee, she also championed the rights of the disabled.

Mrs. Grant is survived by her children, Margaret Forbes Piehler of Pittsburgh and Henry Louis Forbes III of New York; her stepson, Alan Grant of Kingston, Ont.; her grandsons, Michael Piehler of Morehead City, N.C., and Christopher Piehler of Los Angeles; and her step-granddaughters, Gillian Grant of Ontario and Jennifer Grant of Vancouver, British Columbia. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date at Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church.

There is an online guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to the Rice Museum, 633 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440.


September 9, 2010

Charles Stockley

80, helped protect Winyah Bay

Charles Wilson Stockly of Belle Isle died Sept. 1 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He was 80.

Mr. Stockly was born in Wilmington, Del., on April 19, 1924, a son of Ayres Jacques Stockly and Esther Rachel Wilson Stockly. He served in the Navy during World War II and was the former financial controller for Continental Can Co.

He served as a vestryman, Sunday school teacher, committee chairman of Boy Scout Troop 94, and as chairman of the finance committee at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Middletown, Del. He also served on the vestry of Trinity Church in Elkton, Md. Mr. Stockly was a founding board member of Junior Achievement in Wilmington and was instrumental in establishing a 200-mile territorial fishing limit.

In 1986, Mr. Stockly moved to Georgetown and pioneered the cleanup of Winyah Bay. He was the 1994 president of the Georgetown Sportfishing Assoc. and a board member for many years. He worked with the Baruch Foundation and NOAA to guarantee traditional sport fishing at North Inlet. He was a founding board member of Helping Hands, a member of the Belle Isle Yacht Club, vice president of the Belle Isle Homeowners Association and treasurer of the Historic Ricefields Association. He loved hunting, fishing and golf.

He was a member of Prince George Winyah, Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy D. Stockly; a brother, Ayres Holmes Stockly of Falmouth, Maine; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Prince George by the Rev. Paul C. Fuener and the Rt. Rev. C. FitzSimons Allison. A reception will follow in the church parish hall. Inurnment will be private.

Memorials may be made to: Prince George Winyah, Episcopal Church, Rector’s Discretionary Fund, P.O. Box 674, Georgetown, SC 29442; or Historic Ricefields Association, P.O. Box 2129, Georgetown, SC 29442.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


September 9, 2010

Austin Calhoun

29, carpenter was WHS grad

Shane “Austin” Calhoun of Pawleys Island died Saturday at his home. He was 29.

He was born March 19, 1981, in Greenville, son of John Caldwell “Smokey” Calhoun II and Victoria Simpson. He grew up in Pawleys and was a 2000 graduate of Waccamaw High School, where he was loved and treasured by many dear friends. Austin truly loved all sports and was a member of the football and track teams.

He followed the footsteps of his family and became a wonderfully talented carpenter. He especially loved to surf, spend time on the beach, boating and being outdoors.

“Austin was so very loved and we are so thankful and blessed to have had 29 years with this truly beautiful young man,” his family said.

He is survived by a son, Caleb Gleason of Socastee; his father and step-mother, Carla Schuchman Calhoun, of Pawleys Island; his mother of Greenville; a sister, Nacole Calhoun of Georgetown; two step-brothers, Brent Waddell and John Curtis Yants, both of Greenville; his paternal grandmother, Mary Z. Calhoun of Pawleys Island; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Simpson of Greenville.

Funeral services were Wednesday at Fireside Ministries in Georgetown.

There is an online guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials to help his family with funeral expenses may be made to the Calhoun Family, P.O. Box 622, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


September 2, 2010

Vivian Lachicotte

82

Vivian Burress Lachicotte of Sumter died Aug. 27. She was 82.

She was born in Wedgefield in Sumter County, a daughter of Rufus Clarence Burress and Carrie Kilpatrick Burress. She grew up in Pawleys Island.

Mrs. Lachicotte was a member of Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter.

She is survived by a son, William F. Lachicotte III of Charleston; a daughter, Lisa L. Allbritton and her husband, Joe, of Sumter; four sisters, Carrie Lee Alsbrooks, Evelyn B. Carr and Isabelle Burress, all of Sumter, and Josie B. Loflin of Colonial Heights, Va.; and three grandsons, Joseph Allbritton, Josh Allbritton and William Allbritton.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Fitch Lachicotte Jr., two brothers, Marvin C. “Buck” Burress Jr. and Willie E. Burress, and two sisters, Betty Ethel Burress and Ruth B. Davis.

Graveside services were Sunday at Sumter Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Alice Drive Baptist Church, 1305 Loring Mill Rd., Sumter, SC 29150; or United Ministries of Sumter County, P.O. Box 1017, Sumter, SC 29151.

There is a guestbook at sumterfunerals.com.


September 2, 2010

Rebecca Driggers

95, retired from B.C Moore

Rebecca Kibler Driggers of Newberry died Aug. 26, at Tidelands Community Hospice in Georgetown. She was 95.

She was born Sept. 26, 1914, in Pomaria, a daughter of Adam and Lavina Ruff Kiber.

Mrs. Driggers was a retired sales associate at B.C. Moore. She attended St. Philip’s Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Joy Fellowship and the B Sunday school class.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Tom Crean of Springfield, Va., and Linda and Gerry Harmon of DeBordieu; a brother, Earl Kibler of Spartanburg; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Luther “Pete” Driggers, a brother, David Kibler, and six sisters, Ruth Stone, Claudia Stone, Ethel Livingston, Eloise Werts, Kathryn Mills and Sudie Metts.

Funeral services were Sunday at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip’s Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.


September 2, 2010

Doris Beal

88

Doris Nebel Beal of Litchfield Plantation died Aug. 24 at her home. She was 88.

Mrs. Beal was born Jan. 24, 1922, in Apex, N.C., a daughter of William Nebel and Marion Phillips Nebel. She attended Salem College and was a lifetime summer resident of Blowing Rock, N.C.

Mrs. Beal is survived by two daughters, Pamela B. Winter and Deborah B. Thomas, both of Georgetown; a son, Harold F. Beal of Rockford, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Harold Francis Beal.

A family graveside service will be held in Charlotte.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440; or Midway Fire and Rescue, 67 St. Paul’s Place, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


August 26, 2010

Thomas Mather

92, instrument maker was hospital volunteer

Thomas Mather of the Lakes at Litchfield died Aug. 5. He was 92.

He was born in Philadelphia, the son of Elma and Ernest Mather. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II.

Mr. Mather spent a lifetime with the manufacture and sales of electrical precision instruments, starting with the family business, Gray Instrument Co. of Philadelphia. Traveling abroad on business and pleasure enriched his and his wife Carol’s lives.

He was a member of the Lion’s Club in Glenside, Pa., past president of the Civic Association in Ship Bottom, N.J., and in retirement had more than 11,000 hours of volunteer work for the Southern Ocean County Hospital in Manahawkin, N.J.

Mr. Mather loved being by the ocean and enjoyed boating. However, his true passion was working with his hands, often working as a handyman for family and friends.

A son, Thomas Lee, a brother, Ernest, and a sister, Hilda Garrenton, died before him.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years; a son, John Ernest and his wife, Bethel Ann, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; a daughter Barbara Anne Cobb of Murray, Ky.; his grandchildren, Ian Thomas and Alyssa Bethel Mather and John Austin Cobb; a great-grandchild, Isla Coral; and his sister, Roberta Parker, of Brunswick, Maine.

Memorials may be made to Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, Bread of Life Program, 9967 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

A celebration of life will be held Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Lakes at Litchfield.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


August 26, 2010

Rosemary Real

88, former librarian traveled the country

Rosemary Breen Real of the Lakes at Litchfield, died Aug. 18. She was 88.

She was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Bradford, Ill., a daughter of Robert and Nora Breen. She graduated from Bradford High School, and St. Francis College in Joliet, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in music.

In 1954 she married Robert J. Real, her sweetheart since the first grade. The couple moved to South Bend, Ind., where Bob attended the University of Notre Dame, and both worked at the Studebaker Motor Factory. Mrs. Real remained a lifelong fan of the Fighting Irish football team.

The couple eventually settled in Ohio, where Mrs. Real worked as a librarian for the Akron Public Library and a local school.

She also sold real estate, was an avid painter and loved to read.

Upon retirement, Mrs. Real and her husband bought an RV and traveled around the United States. They also traveled extensively abroad, while splitting their time between Stow, Ohio, and Venice, Fla.

Mrs. Real was predeceased by her husband of 57 years; her sisters, Evelyn Mowbray, Catherine Real, Margaret Rainey and Clare Russell; and her brother, Robert Breen.

She is survived by her sons, Mark Real and his wife, Sue, of Columbus, Ohio, Terrence Real and his wife, Amy, of Pawleys Island, David Real of Oakland, Calif., Kevin Real of Lexington, Ky., and Daniel Real and his wife, Susan, of Burr Ridge, Ill.; her grandchildren, Megan, Emma, Conor, Chelsea, Nora, Evelyn and Patrick; and 38 nieces and nephews. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Bradford.


August 26, 2010

Anthony Ferraro

90, owned vending company

Anthony Ferraro of Pawleys Island died Aug. 23. He was 90.

Mr. Ferraro was born and raised in Paterson, N.J., and lived in Clifton and Bridgewater before moving to Pawleys Island in 2009.

He was a World War II Army veteran, owned and operated F&F Vending Co., and retired from the Passaic County (N.J.) Maintenance Department.

Mr. Ferraro loved the New York Yankees, football, Atlantic City, N.J., Italian food and a good joke.

He is survived by two sons, John of Englewood, Fla., and Dr. Lawrence and wife, Peggy, of Pawleys Island; a sister, Lena Ruggiero; six grandsons, Dante and his wife, Shannon, Luke, David and his wife, Mia, John and his wife, Maria, Nicholas and Rob; and four great-grandchildren, Teryn, Julianna, Joseph and Nicholas.

He was predeceased by his wife, Anne.

Funeral services and burial will be Saturday in New Jersey.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

There is an online guestbook at brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com


August 19, 2010

Dr. Ray Molkenthin

81, retired dentist loved to golf

Raymond “Ray” Molkenthin of Pawleys Island died July 30. He was 81.

He was born Aug. 24, 1928, in Nutley, N.J., a son of Leo and Ellen Molkenthin. He graduated from Nutley High School in 1946; attended Seton Hall University and graduated Temple University School of Dentistry in 1954.

Dr. Molkenthin served in the Public Health Service under the Coast Guard in Cape May, N.J., from 1954 to 1956.

He married Geraldine “Cherie” Alley in 1953 and they lived for many years in Franklin Lakes, N.J. Dr. Molkenthin opened his practice in Wyckoff, N.J., in 1956 and retired in 1988.

In retirement, Dr. Molkenthin loved playing golf, working in his gardens and on the interiors of his homes in River Club and Willbrook Plantation. He served on the Willbrook Plantation Community Association from 2003 to 2005.

He is survived by his sons Michael Molkenthin and his wife, Elizabeth Krall, of Rock Fall, Conn., and Steven Molkenthin and his wife, Allison Gushée, of Darien, Conn.; and his grandchildren, Flynn, Benjamin, Sophia, Allegra, Christina and Octavia.

There will be a private memorial service in New York at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, 1113 44th Ave. North, Suite 200, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com


August 12, 2010

Jimmy Chandler

60, lawyer was champion of the environment

When Jimmy Chandler went to court, he could usually count on sitting alone. Two or three lawyers, assistants and paralegals would occupy the table across the aisle, unspoken testimony to what was often at stake in cases involving state and federal environmental laws.

Chandler, who founded the nonprofit S.C. Environmental Law Project, argued those cases for 30 years.

“When we win with those kinds of stacked odds there’s nothing more satisfying,” he once said. “We don’t always win, but when we do it’s mighty sweet.”

He died Saturday at the Medical University of South Carolina after a battle with cancer. He was 60 and lived at Pawleys Island.

The Environmental Law Project started in 1987, a time when the federal government was shifting regulation to the states.

In 1988, Chandler won a case that blocked the dredging of former ricefields to create waterfront lots at Willbrook Plantation. The state Supreme Court ruling established a precedent that economic benefits, public or private, aren’t enough to justify dredging wetlands.

Chandler was the only member of the law project for its first 11 years. He took on as many as two dozen cases at a time from around the state. A second attorney, Amy Armstrong, was hired in 2002.

Not all of his victories came in court. Locally, the Environmental Law Project has reached agreements with International Paper that cut the level of a cancer-causing chemical in discharges from its Georgetown mill, and with the former Georgetown Steel mill to improve air quality. It got public access to the Waccamaw River at what is now the Reserve Harbor Marina.

James Stuart Chandler Jr. was born on Dec. 4, 1949, in Conway, a son of James Stuart Chandler and Sara May McKinney Chandler.

His family lived in Georgetown and he grew up spending summers on Pawleys Island, where they had a house on the creek.

He graduated from Winyah High School in 1968 and went to Davidson College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. He earned an MBA from the University of South Carolina, then went on to get his law degree from USC.

He got involved in environmental law in the late 1970s when he was practicing in Columbia. His first major case was a suit challenging a plan to build an oil refinery on the Sampit River outside Georgetown.

Chandler had always thought he’d go into business and make money. He found that environmental groups had lots of legal needs, but little money. So he started interviewing at large law firms.

At one, a lawyer who was a Sierra Club member urged Chandler to move back to the coast and continue with environmental law. He started the nonprofit law project as a way to finance cases that often challenged firms with deep pockets.

Financed by grants and individual donations, the budget was always tight. There were years it ended in the red and Chandler would forgo his December paycheck.

“We go year to year wondering whether we’re going to survive,” he said on the 20th anniversary of the law project.

But the work had its rewards. “I found that I loved doing this work,” Chandler once said. “People complain about lawyers, but not too many people complain about a lawyer who works for free. I sleep well at night.”

He received the Sierra Club’s William O. Douglas Award, the S.C. General Assembly’s Environmental Awareness Award and was the S.C. Wildlife Federation’s Conservationist of the Year. The Conservation Voters of South Carolina named him the recipient of their Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award. It will be presented posthumously next month.

Chandler also served two terms on the Georgetown County Planning Commission. He was asked to run for public office many times over the years. He ran unsuccessfully for County Council as a Democrat in 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca McCarthy Chandler; a daughter, Leigh Caroline Chandler; two sisters, Sara Ann Chandler Hooks and her husband, Jim, of Pawleys Island, and Lucile Chandler Cook and her husband, Rodney, of Georgetown; a brother-in-law, Michael McCarthy and his wife, Linda, of Kingston, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A brother, Wayne McKinney Chandler, died before him.

A memorial service was held Wednesday in Georgetown Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to S.C. Environmental Law Project, P.O. Box 1380, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

There is an guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.


August 12, 2010

Madge Langston

94, retired beauty shop owner

Madge W. Langston of Pawleys Island, a retired beauty salon owner, died Monday. She had battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, for 18 months. She was 94.

She was born Aug. 21, 1915, in Chesterfield, the daughter of Susan and Sam M. Wingate. For many years she owned and operated Madge’s Beauty Shop in Conway. She devoted her life to loving and raising her two daughters, Jo Dean and Susan.

After her husband, Wilbur S. Richardson died, she met and married Bud LaRue Langston. They lived in Pawleys Island for more than 20 years, and Mrs. Langston worked with her friend Susan Hill Tyler at Ruby’s Beauty Salon.

Mrs. Langston retired at 82 in good health and eventually went to live with her daughter, Susan, in Charleston.

She is survived by her daughters, Jo Dean Bauknight of Columbia, and Susan Hihn of Goose Creek; four granddaughters, Barbara Brickley, Kim Smart, Joni Allen and Amy Armstrong; one grandson, Chuck Bauknight; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands, three sisters, Pat Roberts, Libby Schafer, Margie Fowler, and two brothers, Sam M. Wingate Jr. and Truesdale Wingate, died before her.

Funeral services will be held by the Rev. Kirt Lawton on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

There is an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


August 12, 2010

Frank Musselman

90

Frank W. Musselman of Pawleys Island died Monday at his home. He was 90.

A memorial service will take place at the south end of Pawleys Island on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 11943 Grandhaven Dr., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

There is an online guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


August 5, 2010

Kitty Glowacki

63

Kathleen Frances “Kitty” Glowacki of North Litchfield died Sunday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. She was 63.

She was born in Hamtramck, Mich., a daughter of Edward and Stella Smyk.

Mrs. Glowacki’s passion was her family, however all who she met were the recipients of her gifts and love, her family said.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Edward Glowacki; her daughters, Donna Schmittler and her husband, Dwayne, Denise Kingman and her husband, Chris, and Christine Fraser and her husband, Kevin, all of Michigan; her grandchildren, to whom she was Babcia, Joshua and Aaron Schmittler, Robyn and Nathan Fraser, and Kyle and Logan Kingman; her brothers and sisters, James Smyk, Susan Smyk, Corrine Mikulin, Edward Smyk and Marlene Jagoda; and many nieces, nephews and old friends.

Another brother, Frank Smyk, died before her.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.

Memorials may be made to Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 1633 Waverly Rd., Pawleys Island, SC 29585; or the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101 Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com


August 5, 2010

Mary Beth Wilson-Agee

69

Mary Beth Wilson-Agee of Litchfield died July 24 at home, surrounded by loved ones. She was 69.

She was the daughter of John Wilson and Mary Elizabeth Barger of Hickory, N.C.

She was a giving heart and soul who never met a stranger and she always took care of those in need, her family said. She was a devoted, loving mother who lived for her children, her grandchildren, and those who thought of her as a “second mom.”

She is survived by her sister, Rita Wilson-Roseman; her children, Michael, Kelly Gold and her husband, Phillip, Liz, and Jenny Aldridge and her husband, Dave; her grandchildren Alsey, John Robert, Katherine, Tanner, and Jack; in addition to many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at the beach at a later date. Details will be posted on the Mary Beth Agee memorial page on Facebook and at www.mackeymortuary.com.

Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


OBITUARIES

2010

Aug. 5

Kristin Kort

Photographer, 30, came home to start a business

Kristin Daly Lane Kort of North Litchfield, a photographer who started her own business, died Monday. She was 30.

She was born June 20, 1980, in Greensboro, N.C. She was raised in Pawleys Island, with sand between her toes. Her love of the coastal beauty was evident in everything she became.

Kristin graduated from Waccamaw High School in 1998. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 2002 with a degree in business administration.

Kristin spent two years in Birmingham, Ala., as a production assistant for Health magazine and a start team member for Cottage Living magazine. Even though her career was flourishing, she longed for home. Upon return, Kristin began her own business KDL Photography, Take a Peek Virtual Tours in 2005. Her pictures revealed the beauty with which she saw the world. Kristin soon became a well known and respected member of the business community.

Kristin’s greatest joy in life was meeting and marrying “The One Whom My Soul Loves,” Sean Allen Kort. They were wed on May 30, 2009, and enjoyed one blissful year of marriage.

Kristin’s love for the Lord was evident in every aspect of her being. She served in many capacities at All Saints Church. Kristin’s joy in life came from making others happy. Her bright blue eyes always lit up every room and her zest for life was contagious, her family recalled.

Although Kristin’s life would seem too short to many, those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives, her family said.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents, David Michael Lane and Martha Daly Lane; her sisters, Elizabeth Ruth Lane and Katherine Lane Bellamy and her husband, Scott; her brother, David Michael Lane Jr.; her grandmother, Josephine Floyd Lane; her grandfather, Dr. Roswald Bernard Daly; her mother-in-law, Mary Katherine Purvis, and father-in-law, Regis Henry Kort and his wife, Donna; her brother-in-law, Michael Regis Kort; and her husband's grandfather, Kenneth Leroy Purvis, and great grandmother, Dorothy Geyer Purvis.

Visitation will be Aug. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Litchfield-Pawleys Island Chapel. A service in Celebration of Life will be held Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. at All Saints Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marriage and Family Life Ministray at All Saints Church, 3560 Kings River Rd., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

July 22, 2010

Eugene Osborne

69, served in National Guard

Eugene Howard Osborne of Mobile Ala., died July 15 in a Hospice in Mobile. He was 69.

Mr. Osborne was born July 3, 1941, in Tacoma, Va., the son of Lacey and Beatrice Whitehead Osborne.

He was a Mason, a Shriner of Omar Temple in Orlando, Fla., and a member of the Florida Army National Guard.

Mr. Osborne is survived by his wife, Jane Snyder Osborne of Mobile; his son, Johnny Eugene Osborne of Georgetown; three daughters, Susan Osborne Baldwin and her husband, Jim, of Pawleys Island, Cheryl Lynne Osborne of Georgia and Lacey Snyder Osborne of Mobile; one sister, Margaret Miracle and her husband, Roy, of Columbus, Ind.; two brothers, Robert Osborne and his wife, Sherry, of Merritt Island, Fla., and Bernard Osborne and his wife, Nancy, of Rockledge, Fla.; five grandchildren, Meaghan Morris, Davis Morris, Dylan Morris and Jameson Baldwin of Pawleys Island, and Macy Osborne of Georgetown; and a number of nieces and nephews.

At his request, his body was donated to the State of Alabama Anatomical Gifts Program for research and studies.


July 22, 2010

Jo Bach

83, former resident of Pawleys Retreat

Jo Doolittle Bach, formerly of Pawleys Retreat, died July 17 in Murrells Inlet. She was 83.

She was born on June 29, 1927, in Lodi, Ohio, a daughter of Arthur and Lulu Doolittle.

Mrs. Bach was a former resident of Circleville, Ohio, where she worked in the Berger Hospital Gift Shop, and was active with the Humane Society, Friends of the Library and Community United Methodist Church.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Carl Mayo Bach, and her sisters Beverly, Doris and Bunny.

Mrs. Bach is survived by two daughters, Holly Bach Poteet and her husband, David, and Jill M. Bach of Pawleys Island; a sister-in-law, Medreth Bingham of Pawleys Island; a nephew and several nieces.

A memorial service will be Sunday in Circleville

. Memorials may be made to St. Frances Animal Center, 125 Ridge St., Georgetown, SC 29440; or Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St., Toledo, Ohio 43604.

Mrs. Bach’s daughters said they wish to thank NHC for their professional and caring staff and her Pawleys Retreat neighbors for their friendship and concern.


July 15, 2010

Walt Berner

85, retired engineer served community

Walter Theodore Berner Jr. of Wachesaw Plantation, a retired oil company engineer who was active in a range of community affairs, died July 5 at his home. He was 85.

He was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Miami, the son of Margaret Marsh and Walter Berner. An avid sailor, he spent his early years sailing and exploring the Florida Keys.

Mr. Berner attended the University of Florida, but enlisted in the Navy at the onset of World War II. He attended midshipman school at Notre Dame and under the V-12 program went on to receive his degree in mechanical engineering from Tulane University. He completed two tours of duty as a chief engineer on several ships, including the USS Fall River and the heavy cruiser USS Des Moines. One of his more colorful duties involved his action in the atomic bomb blast at Bikini Atoll.

While on leave in New York City, he met Muriel Blandford on a blind date. They married in 1947, after which he was recalled for his second tour in the Korean War.

His spent more than 38 years as an engineer with Esso and Exxon Research and Engineering, most of that time overseas in Belgium, Argentina, Japan, the Philippines, Venezuela, Holland, and Aruba.

After his retirement, Mr. Berner put his 33-foot Cat Ketch sail boat “Por Fin” through its paces, battling several hurricanes and winning the Newsday Cup in the Round Long Island race, and crossing the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to Puerto Rico, tracing Christopher Columbus’ path in the Columbus 500 race.

Mr. Berner and his wife built their home in Wachesaw in 1986. He was considered the unofficial Mayor of Wachesaw.

He was an original board member of Murrells Inlet 2007, now Murrells Inlet 2020.

He also served on the Georgetown County Water and Sewer District Board, and the county Architectural Review Board.

He was chairman of the Waccamaw Neck Council of Property Owners Associations, where he was a driving force behind the rebuilding of the Wacca Wache Landing, Murrells Inlet 2007, the Marsh Walk, and Veterans Pier. He had a keen interest in local history, wine, tall tales of adventure, the Spanish guitar, and the love of family.

In addition to his wife of 62 years, he is survived by three children, Carol, Claudia, and Ted; and four grandchildren.

Another daughter, Ellen, died from breast cancer in 1999.

A memorial service was held on Saturday at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Winyah Community Hospice Care, 132 Professional Lane Unit B, Pawleys Island, SC 29585; or Belin Memorial United Methodist Church Land Acquisition Fund, P.O. Box 528, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


July 8, 2010

Bob Oliver

77, pilot served on Town Council

Retired Air Force Col. Robert “Bob” Lee Oliver of Pawleys Island, died Sunday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 77.

Col. Oliver was born on Oct. 6, 1932, a son of Robert I. Oliver of Murrells Inlet and Bernice D. Oliver, originally of Conway.

He grew up in Pawleys Island and Georgetown and graduated from Winyah High School and the University of South Carolina, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in economics and a commission in the Air Force.

Col. Oliver entered the service in May 1955 and began pilot training. He received his silver pilot wings in July 1956. During his 26-½-year career, he rose to the rank of colonel and became a command pilot with more than 8,000 flying hours. Col. Oliver served in 11 states, Korea and Vietnam. During the Vietnam conflict, he flew 275 combat sorties in the F-100 super saber fighter bomber and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

His other medals and awards include the Air Medal with 16 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. While in the military, he attended Squadron Officer’s School, Command and Staff College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Air War College. Col. Oliver also earned an MBA degree from Southern Illinois University.

After retiring from the Air Force, he continued his flying career as a private pilot in his own jointly owned airplane. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter.

Col. Oliver had a successful 20-year career as a Realtor, specializing in the sale of private homes. He served one term as president of the Georgetown County Multiple Listing Service and on several different committees.

While living in the town of Pawleys Island, he was elected to two terms on Town Council and hired the first police chief.

Col. Oliver was a charter member of St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church, where he served four years as the chairman of the administrative board and was a lead usher. He also served on and was chairman of the board of directors of the Grand Strand Pastoral Counseling Service.

Col. Oliver is survived by his wife, Susan Harrison Oliver; three sons, Robert Chapman Oliver and his wife, Bobbie, Dr. David Steven Oliver and his wife, Rhonda, and Derrick Louis Oliver and his wife, Stacy; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Oliver; a godson, Jacob Emory Adkins; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Betty Ann Stalvey; and his brother, William Louis Oliver III.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


July 8, 2010

Jill Ingram

34

Samantha Jillery “Jill” Ingram of Pawleys Island died of diabetic complications in her home on July 1. She was 34.

She is survived by her mother, Jean Peavy Carter of Greenville and Pawleys Island; her father and stepmother, Sam and Debra Ingram of Hartsville; her two sisters, Michelle Ingram and Genelle Ingram Begendorf and her husband, Toby; and three nephews.

A celebration of life was held at Pawleys Island Community Church on Monday.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association at diabetes.org.


July 8, 2010

Dr. John King

56, practiced in area for 17 years

Dr. John Everett King of Myrtle Beach died of cancer July 1 at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 56.

He was born June 29, 1954, in Queens, N.Y., the son of Dr. William E. King and Dr. Elizabeth King Porter.

For 17 years, Dr. King practiced internal medicine in Myrtle Beach, but he also treasured being a homebody with his wife and spending time with family.

Dr. King is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jill; son, Drew Romeo and wife, Lauren, of Northville, Mich.; granddaughter, Charley Elaine Romeo; brother, Dr. William B. King; sisters, Elizabeth Henkel and Mary King Pruitt; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Memorial Center, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


July 1, 2010

'Frog' Bullock

56, country singer performed at Spoleto

Franklin Lennon “Frog” Bullock Jr. died Monday at his home in Hagley. He was 56.

He was born in Georgetown on June 7, 1954, a son of Franklin Lennon Bullock Sr. and Maoma Sasser Bullock.

Mr. Bullock was a lifelong resident of Georgetown and Pawleys Island. He may best be remembered for his singing career along the Grand Strand and Lowcountry, as well as being a DJ with WYAK. He performed locally at the Pawleys Island Crawfish Festival for three years and also performed at Charleston’s Spoleto Festival as a singer and musician in the early 80s. He was an active member of Nashville Song Writers Association,

He was also a long distance truck driver, a member of Pawleys Island Lodge 409, Ancient Freemasons, and Omar Shrine Temple in Charleston.

Mr. Bullock is survived by his two sons, Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Franklin Joseph Bullock of New Orleans and Iraq, and Joshua Lennon Bullock of Baltimore; his children’s mother, Kathy T. Bullock of Pawleys Island; a very dear and special friend, Fran Clarkson; and two sisters, Mary Bullock Miller of Hemingway and Martha Bullock Yarborough of Philadelphia.

There will be a memorial service Saturday at 11 a.m. at 43 Morven Lane in Hagley.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440; or the American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division Inc., Georgetown Unit, P.O. Box 100902, Columbia, SC 29290-9002.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


July 1, 2010

John Hudson

88, Navy veteran of WWII

John Wesley Hudson of Georgetown died Saturday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 88.

He was born Oct. 7, 1921, in Tarboro, N.C., a son of John Wesley and Ruby Osbourne Hudson. He graduated from North Carolina State University.

From 1942 through 1945, he served in the Navy in the Pacific.

Mr. Hudson retired from Thomas Industries, where he was in sales.

He attended Duncan Memorial Methodist Church while living in Georgetown.

Mr. Hudson was predeceased by his first wife, Doris Wheeler Hudson; and a sister, Randall Morrow.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Davis Hudson; two sons, John Wesley “Biff” Hudson Jr. and his wife, Downing, of Pawleys Island, and Marcus Wheeler Hudson and his wife, Kyle, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; a brother, William Hudson and his wife, Louise, of Newport News, Va.; four granddaughters, Carol, Hamilton, Eva and Emma Hudson; a great-granddaughter, Darcy Kerns; a stepdaughter, Deborah Seigler of Pawleys Island; and a brother-in-law, Hal Morrow of Charlotte.

Funeral services were Wednesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, conducted by the Rev. David Lyle. Burial was in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens in Georgetown.

Memorials may be made to St. Frances Animal Center, 125 N. Ridge St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


July 1, 2010

Jimmie Wilson

71, spent 50 years in auto racing

James Francis “Jimmie” Wilson of Litchfield died June 23 at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 71.

Mr. Wilson was born Jan. 29, 1939, in Tampa, Fla., a son of James Murphy and Frances Gates Wilson.

He grew up in Columbia and got hooked on auto racing when he was 16.

Mr. Wilson worked on or drove cars in the late 1950s and early 1960s, while studying mechanical engineering at the University of South Carolina.

His racing career wasn’t glamorous.

“You didn’t have time to savor anything,” Mr. Wilson said in an interview last year. “We did it to make money. I could give my wife some money to raise the baby.”

Mr. Wilson raced in Sumter on Tuesdays, Columbia on Thursdays, Savannah on Fridays, Greenwood on Saturdays, and Harris, N.C., on Sundays.

By the mid-60s he was working in NASCAR for Curtis Turner, whom he called one of his heroes.

During his career he also worked with Ralph and Dale Earnhardt, and was crew chief for Jim Sauter when NASCAR debuted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1994.

After 50 years in racing Mr. Wilson opted for a quieter life in Litchfield, and spent the last few years working for the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

“I want to sit on my porch and listen to the ocean,” he said last year.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Anita Wilson; daughters, Jean McAlister and her husband, Jeff, of Ridgeway, Phyllis Ann Nisoff and her husband, Gary Haynes, of Atlanta, and Christina Hyson and her husband, Sean, of Jackson, Ga.; and a son, Jamie Preston and his wife, Cassie, of Locust Grove, Ga.; and six grandchildren, Christopher Wilson, Summer Hinson, Payton Hyson, Emily Hyson, Ashlyn Matthews and Anna Nisoff.

There was a memorial service on Saturday.

Memorial donations may be made to CASA 100, P.O. Box 1442 Georgetown, SC 29442.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


June 24, 2010

Malcolm Cross

91, textile executive helped found POAs

Malcolm A. Cross, a retired textile executive and former DeBordieu resident, died June 17 at his home in Charlotte. He was 91.

He was born Sept. 23, 1918, attended schools in Maplewood, N.J., and graduated from Columbia High School.

In 1940, he graduated from the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. At Dartmouth he played on the ice hockey team and was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity and of the senior honor society, Casque and Gauntlet.

Mr. Cross was vice president of public and industrial relations for the textile maker Dan River, and president of the Dan River Foundation. He retired in 1979.

He wrote “Dan River Runs Deep,” a history of his company published in 1982 in connection with its 100th anniversary. In 1998, he self-published a personal memoir, “The Story of a Mostly Happy Life.”

Mr. Cross moved to DeBordieu in 1985. He was a founder, board member and president of the DeBordieu Property Owners Association. He was also a founder, board member and secretary of the Waccamaw Neck Council of Property Owners Associations and served as chairman of its planning committee.

He was a member of the DeBordieu Golf Club and secretary of the men’s golf association.

He is survived by three children, Martha Sexton of La Jolla, Calif., Malcolm Cross Jr. of Tigard, Ore., and David William Cross of Greenville; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

His wife, Marilyn, died in 2007. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Sarah.

Mr. Cross will be inurned in the columbarium at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church where he was a member before he moved to a retirement community in Charlotte in 1999.

There is an online guest book at www.hankinswhittington.com. There is an online guestbook at hankinswhittington.com.


June 24, 2010

Dottie Crompton

70, retiree was hospital volunteer

Dorothy Ann Crompton of Litchfield Country Club, died Saturday at Tidelands Hospice in Georgetown. She was 70.

She was born March 15, 1940, the daughter of Paul and Myrtle Armstrong Lion.

She graduated from Collingswood High School in New Jersey and worked as an accounts receivable manager in the health services and insurance industries.

She and her husband, Ken, retired to Pawleys Island in 1999 from Placentia, Calif. She was a tireless volunteer for Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son Kenneth S. Crompton and his wife, Kim, of Trustville, Ala.; her grandchildren Tyler S. and Coren M. Crompton; her brother, William H. Lion and his wife, Marye, of O’Fallon, Ill.; sisters, Jane L. Sauls of Upland, Calif., and Louise Mueller and her husband, Gene, of Nashua, N.H.; a number of nieces and nephews; and a cousin, Evelyn Thomas and her husband, Jack, of Murrells Inlet. She had two beloved dogs, Mac and Maggie.

In addition to her parents, two brothers, Paul Lion Jr. and John E. Lion, and a sister, Marian E. Burns, died before her.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church by the Rev. Nels Ledwell and the Rev. Jane Pierce.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440, or the Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 10th Ave. Extension, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


June 24, 2010

Mabel E. Heinecke

84

Mabel E. Heinecke of Hagley Estates, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at her residence. She was 84.

She was born in Washington, D.C., a daughter of the late Joseph and Estelle Eversfield. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard F. Heinecke.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. David Lyle.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


June 24, 2010

James E. Hall

86, veteran started electronics company

James E. Hall of Pawleys Island, founder of an electronics company, died Saturday. He was 86.

He was born in Canton, N.C., a son of James Edgar Hall and Neva Gabriel Hall. He was a Navy flight instructor in Pensacola, Fla., during World War II. He attended Mars Hill College and after the war graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mr. Hall worked for Lane Furniture and Drexel Furniture, where he met Betty Lou, his lifetime bride.

They raised their family in Greensboro, N.C., where Jim founded and operated Industrial Electrics for almost four decades. They called Pawleys Island home for many years.

His son, James E. Hall Jr., died before him.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth T. Hall; his daughters, Lucile Hall Cater-Hazelip of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Elizabeth Hall Howard of North Carolina and Florida; his grandchildren, K.W. Bryan Cater of Charlotte, and Emily and Elizabeth Hall of Mount Pleasant; four nieces, Lynn Gagliano, Claudia Bessinger, Becky Godwin and Caroline Tresino; and special family members Sean Maloney, Delores Pyatt, and Steve and Joann Barnhill.

Services were Wednesday at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to Miss Ruby’s Kids, P.O. Box 1007, Georgetown, SC 29442.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


June 17, 2010

Pearley Sellers

60, member of Socastee Baptist Church

Pearley Oliver Sellers of Murrells Inlet died Sunday at his home. He was 60.

He was born March 23, 1950, in Conway, the son of Pearley and Estelle Sellers. He was a member of Socastee Baptist Church.

Mr. Sellers is survived by his wife, Karen Sellers; his son, Timothy Scott Sellers and wife, Heather; his daughters, Heidi Suzanne Sellers Murphy and husband, Adam, and Tiffany Ann Sellers, all of Murrells Inlet; grandsons, Austin Butler and Alexander Sellers of Grover, N.C., and Christian Moore and Rowan Murphy of Murrells Inlet; sister, Jeanette Wisbith and husband, Terry, of Wampum, Pa.; brothers, Calvin Sellers and wife, Cora Lee, and Sam Sellers and wife, Sherry, all of Murrells Inlet and Kenny Sellers and wife, Pam, of Summerville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be today at 7 p.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, on Bypass 17 in Murrells Inlet, with visitation one hour prior to the services.

The family will receive friends following the service in the funeral home’s reception center.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Assoc, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; or American Cancer Memorial Center, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


June 17, 2010

Eleanor Rawls

93, artist spent summers in Pawleys

Eleanor Pope Rawls of Asheville, N.C., a longtime summer resident of the Pawleys Island area, died Sunday at the Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community in Asheville. She was 93.

Mrs. Rawls was born Oct. 15, 1916 in Lumberton, N.C., the daughter of Ollie B. and Henry L. Pope. She was raised in Winston-Salem and High Point, N.C., and graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts in New York City.

She married Charles T. Rawls of Asheville in 1941 and they lived in Richmond, Va., until his enlistment in the Navy during World War II, when she returned to Asheville. After the war the couple remained in Asheville.

Mrs. Rawls served on the board of trustees of Montreat Anderson College and the Presbyterian Home for Children, was a member of the Junior League of Asheville, the Children’s Welfare League, The Forest Garden Club, and past chairman of the Buncombe County Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina.

She was a member and former elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Asheville, as well as president of the Women of the Church. For the past 17 years, she was a member of Arden Presbyterian Church in Arden, N.C.

An accomplished watercolor artist for most of her life, Mrs. Rawls was a member of the North Carolina Watercolor Society, and a former board member of the Asheville Art Museum.

Mrs. Rawls is survived by her sons, John Rorison “Rori” Rawls and wife, Pam, of Adrian, Mich., and Charles T. “Sonny” Rawls III of Asheville.

She was predeceased by her husband, and her brother, Henry Pope.

A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community. Interment will be private.

Memorials may be made to Arden Presbyterian Church, 2215 Hendersonville Rd., Arden, NC 28704; or the Presbyterian Home for Children, 80 Lake Eden Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711-8706.


June 10, 2010

Harry Maloney

80, taught at Coastal Carolina

Harry Charles Maloney of Pawleys Island, a retired college professor, died June 1 at Morningside Assisted Living in Georgetown. He was 80.

He was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Wyoming, Ohio, a son of James Maloney and Mary Geraci Maloney. He grew up in Lancaster, Pa., where he graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1953.

Mr. Maloney served in the Army during the occupation of Korea.

He spent a career as a college English professor, retiring in 1983 from Burlington County College in Pemberton, N.J. He then joined his sister’s family in Pawleys Island and taught at Coastal Carolina University.

After the death of his sister, Margaret Shortino, he lived with his brother-in-law, Frank Shortino, and his nephew, Tony Shortino. He moved to Morningside after their deaths last year.

He was also predeceased by his sisters, Angelina Shreiner Camp and Mabel Piazza.

Mr. Maloney is survived by two nieces, Michele Shreiner Weber of Fort Worth, Texas, and Madeline Piazza of Wilkes Barre, Pa.; and long-time friends and neighbors, Marie and Thomas Williams and their children, Tom, Mary Grace and Molly of Gray Mans Cove.

A memorial service will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Morningside. A private inurnment will follow at Beaufort National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


June 10, 2010

Julia Herndon

88, retired secretary

Julia Crouch Herndon of Edgefield, a retired secretary, died Monday at Agape Senior Care in West Columbia. She was 88.

Mrs. Herndon was born in Saluda County and was a member of Edgefield United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Nolan A. Herndon Jr. and his wife, Sue, of West Columbia, and James M. Herndon and his wife, Debbie, of Pawleys Island; five grandchildren, Jennifer Kodman and her husband, Steve, Kathy Jackson and her husband, Ricky, John Herndon and his wife, Sherrie, Jason Herndon and his wife, Jennifer, and Justin Herndon; and five great-grandchildren, Patrick, Thomas and Drew Kodman, and Taylor and Hunter Jackson.

She was predeceased by her husband, Nolan Herndon Sr.

Funeral services were Wednesday at Edgefield United Methodist Church. Burial was in Travis Park Cemetery in Saluda.

Memorials may be made to the Edgefield United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25 Edgefield, SC 29824.


June 3, 2010

Nancy Boyle

82, longtime Pawleys' summer resident

Nancy Robinson Ruff Boyle, of Columbia and Pawleys Island, died at her home in Columbia on May 27. She was 82.

Nancy was born Jan. 25, 1928, in Columbia, a daughter of Thomas Kincaid and Nancy Robinson Ruff. She attended Columbia city schools and Erskine College, and graduated from the University of South Carolina.

She married her high school sweetheart, E.C. McGregor “Mac” Boyle, on May 1, 1948.

Mrs. Boyle postponed her teaching career to raise her four children. She held leadership positions in the Junior League of Columbia and helped found the league’s Speech and Hearing Center, now USC Speech and Hearing Clinic.

After her children were grown, she returned to her calling as a teacher. Inspired by her aunt, Dean Arney Childs, she was a gifted teacher who was particularly adept at reaching children with learning differences.

She taught religion and history at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School for 10 years. She was the first head of the middle school and began the Learning Center, now the AAC for academic support for children with learning differences.

Mrs. Boyle served her church, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, in many ways, both as a teacher and in bringing inspirational Christian leaders to Columbia.

After retiring from Heathwood, she developed and implemented programs for Christian education at Trinity, and taught an adult class at St. Martin’s in the Fields Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Boyle was involved in the ministry of Faith at Work (now Lumunos), helping develop its women’s program, and serving on the national board beginning in the 1970s and as chairman beginning in 1993.

She represented Faith at Work all over the country at conferences, wrote a column for its magazine and the book “Call is Not a One Time Thing.” After retiring from the board, she served on the Elder Council.

Mrs. Boyle began spending her summers at Pawleys Island as a child, and she and her husband bought the Summer Rectory from All Saints Episcopal Parish in 1960. They changed the name of the house at 516 Myrtle Ave., and filled it with family and friends each summer.

After her husband’s retirement, they spent nearly half of their time at Pawleys where they attended Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Boyle’s last trip to Pawleys was for Mothers Day with most of her children, grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her four children, Robin McLeod and her husband, Yancey, Laurie Hopkins and her husband, Christie, Arney Love and her husband, Dan, and McGregor Boyle Jr. and his wife, Kelly; 10 grandchildren, Margaret McLeod Willcox and her husband, Hugh, Yancey McLeod III and his wife, Lee, Gordon McLeod, Earle McElveen and his wife, Kellie, Alice Hopkins Meyer and her husband, Chris, Thomas Ruff Hopkins, Elizabeth Love Wallace and her husband, Clint, Nancy Love, McGregor Boyle III and Sondra Boyle; and five great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her sister, Judy Ruff Kennedy.

A funeral service was held Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. A memorial service will be held at Holy Cross-Faith Memorial on Tuesday. The family will greet friends afterward in the Parish Hall.

Memorials may be made to: Miss Ruby’s Kids, P.O. Box 1007, Georgetown, SC 20442, or to the charity of one’s choice.


May 27, 2010

Donna Adams

60, supporter of VMI cadets

Donna Marie Adams of Murrells Inlet died Saturday after a battle with cancer. She was 60.

She was born in Portland, Maine, a daughter of Carol F. Fisher and Clarence J. Fisher. In 1971 she graduated from Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia with a bachelor of arts in psychology.

Mrs. Adams had a zest for life, a memorable sense of humor and optimism, passionate beliefs, an abiding faith, and conspicuous loyalty and devotion to family and friends, her family said.

As a friend she was a shoulder to lean on, a confidant, and a shelter from life’s vicissitudes. As a wife, they said she was a tireless supporter of her husband.

As a mother, grandmother, and daughter she was a constant provider, never thinking of herself, but always of her family.

She was a mother, not only to her children, but to generations of cadets at her beloved Virginia Military Institute and The Citadel.

Known as “Mama A,” she embraced her “lost lambs” without a second thought and provided love and care for those far from home.

In addition to her mother, of Fairfax, Va., Mrs. Adams is survived by her husband of 36 years, James L. Adams; her sons Christian J. Adams and his wife, English, of Charleston, and Colin K. Adams of Reston, Va.; her daughter, Ashley M. Miller and her husband, Joseph, of Hutto, Texas; her grandchildren, Ainsley Adams of Charleston and Adam and Sam Miller of Hutto.

Funeral services will be at the Old Post Chapel in Fort Myer, Va., with interment in Arlington National Cemetery, on June 18 at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the VMI Foundation or the Coastal Educational Foundation.

There is an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com


May 27, 2010

Bob Sharp

63, retired sporting goods executive

Robert Charles Sharp of Pawleys Island, a retired sporting goods executive, died Saturday at Waccamaw Community Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was 63.

He was born Aug. 6, 1946, in Chicago, Ill., a son of Ralph Robert Sharp and Helen Ludwig Sharp. He grew up in Chicago where he was a high school baseball player.

He later received an honorary degree from Harvard University.

Mr. Sharp worked for Wilson Sporting Goods for 25 years. As director of international operations, he managed three factories – golf clubs in Canada and Scotland, and tennis rackets in Ireland – planned and purchased inventory for all international markets, and managed customer service for the Far East, Latin America, and the U.S. military.

He also opened a sourcing office in Taiwan in 1979, and implemented “The Sharp System,” the first Trans Atlantic and Pacific computer system in 1989.

As senior vice president of manufacturing he was responsible for plants in six states and three countries that produced NFL footballs, NBA basketballs, tennis and golf balls, golf clubs and clothing.

Mr. Sharp also developed transportable computer systems and manufacturing requirements planning systems.

After leaving Wilson, Mr. Sharp was vice president and general manager of Coleman Co.’s textile operations, managing factories in Lake City and Cedar City, Utah; vice president of North American manufacturing for Converse, Inc.; and set up warehousing and distribution in Europe for Prince Tennis Rackets.

As a consultant for Smith Optics in Sun Valley, Idaho, Mr. Sharp was in charge of developing and setting up operating and planning systems using the “Sharp System.” He also opened another factory in Utah and re-vamped the entire inventory and manufacturing planning systems.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lynette Wilson Sharp of Pawleys Island; a son, James Robert Sharp of Pawleys Island; a daughter, Deborahlyn Sharp Wells of Russell, Ky.; a grandson, Drake Robert Gene Wells, of Russell; his mother-in-law, LaVerne Wilson of Weeki Wachee, Fla.; an aunt and uncle, Thomas and Charlotte Shestokas; cousins Barbara and Richard deVerider of Lemont, Ill., Brenda and Rodger Gadberry of Decatur, Ill., David Shestokas of Naples, Fla., Jill and Larry Horist, of Chicago, and James Kompik, Ginger Clayton, and William Sharp Clayton, all of Las Vegas.

He was predeceased by his brother, Ralph M. Sharp.

Funeral services will be private.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital for pediatric cancer research; or Robert Sharp Memorial Fund at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 65 Crooked Oak Dr., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

There is an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


May 27, 2010

Arlene Gibbs

91

Arlene Gibbs of Pawleys Island died Saturday in Georgetown. She was 91.

Mrs. Gibbs was born Jan. 1, 1919 in Pawleys Island, the daughter of Willie Gainey and Nancy Young.

She is survived by her sons, Walter Gibbs of New York, N.Y., and Carl Gibbs of Pawleys Island; her daughters, Nancy Brisco and Barbara Reese of Pawleys Island, Vermell Gibbs and Janie Golightly of Jamaica, N.Y., Loretta Philligence, Valdena Dozier, Glynis Raphael and Denise Gibbs, all of Bronx, N.Y.; and her sister, Jamie Culliers of Connecticut.

Funeral services are today at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


May 20, 2010

Bill Johnston

84, veteran was retired railroad executive

A.W. “Bill” Johnston of Willbrook Plantation, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II who went on to a career in the railroad industry, died Sunday at his home. He was 84.

He was born Aug, 21, 1925, in Brunswick, Md., the son of William and Hazel Ambrose Johnston.

He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1943 and signed to play minor league baseball for the Baltimore Orioles.

He joined the Marines and served in the 1st Division 7th Regiment fighting in the battles at Peleliu and Okinawa during World War II as a demolition specialist.

In 2005, on the 60th anniversary of dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Johnston said President Truman “probably saved my life.”

Johnston was on Okinawa at the time, training for the expected invasion of Japan. After a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered.

Johnston got a chance to meet the former president in 1958 when he was train master of the Washington Terminal Co. in Washington, D.C. “I had an opportunity to thank him,” Johnston said.

At the end of World War II, he participated in the repatriation of the Japanese from North China. He played baseball for the 7th Regiment and won the Little World Series.

His railroad career started with the B&O, where he served as general manager of the eastern region in Baltimore, the western region in Cincinnati, and the central region in Pittsburgh; and manager of the Washington Terminal Co. at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

During that period, he represented the railroad industry on the presidential emergency board and the presidential board on the “shop craft” issues.

In January 1979, the board of the Association of American Railroads elected Johnston vice president of operations and maintenance.

One of Johnston’s favorite railroad memories was a trip he took with first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and her children in June 1963, which he recalled after John Kennedy Jr.’s death in 1999.

When the Kennedys arrived for their train ride, Johnston carried John John through the train to the engine, where he let the 2-year-old blow the whistle. Later he stood with the children on the back of the caboose. “I was holding on to that little guy so tight,” he said. “He was a dandy little kid.”

Johnston retired in August 1988 and moved to Litchfield in September 1989. He had been a consultant to the Federal Railroad Administration.

Johnston was an active member of St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church and served as president of the Litchfield Country Club POA and Waccamaw Neck Council of Property Owners Associations. He was a Republican, and a member and former chairman of the Midway Fire and Rescue board.

He was also on the board of the Washington Terminal Co., a subsidiary of Amtrak. In 1983, he was honored as a distinguished citizen by his home town of Brunswick.

He was a member of The Masonic Lodge for 62 years, The Scottish Rite, The Syrian Shriners, The First Marine Division, The China Marine Association, Military Order of the Marine Corps Devil Dogs, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Rifle Association, Association of American Railroad Superintendents, Railway Engineering Association, and the National Defense Transportation Association, was a past commandant of the Grand Strand Detachment 873, and a charter member of the World War II Memorial.

Johnston is survived by his only love and wife of 64 years, Shirley Bell of Pittsburgh; four children: Sherry Mitchell ad her husband, Wayne, of Avon, Ind., Marilyn Agnew and William Johnston of Murrells Inlet, and David Johnston of Hixson, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Waccamaw on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

There is an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


May 13, 2010

Barbara Harris

74, part-time Litchfield resident

Barbara Sparks Harris, a part-time resident of Litchfield for many years, died Saturday at her Greenville home. She was 74.

Mrs. Harris was born in Gaffney on Oct. 12, 1935, a daughter of Lyman Melton and Sara Gettys Sparks. She graduated from Gaffney High School in 1953, attended Greensboro College, and graduated from Limestone College in 1958.

She taught first grade for five years in Danville, Va., Chapel Hill, N.C., and Little Rock, Ark.

Mrs. Harris was a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, where she served on a number of committees, and volunteered for many community, civic and social organizations. However, her favorite role was that of devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Falls Lewis Harris; two children, Falls Lewis Harris Jr. of Greenville and Sara Elizabeth (Bibby) Harris Sierra and her husband, Michael Luis Sierra, of Greenville; two grandchildren, William Harris Sierra and Sara Grace Sierra of Greenville; a brother, Charles Gettys Sparks of Gaffney; and two sisters, Joyce Sparks Coyle and Ann Dora Sparks Hiers, both of Gaffney.

She was predeceased by a brother, Lyman Melton Sparks Jr.

A memorial service and Inurnment in the church columbarium were Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to: Organ Restoration Fund, Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Drawer 1988, Greenville, SC 29602.

There is an online guest book at robinsonfuneralhome.com.


May 13, 2010

Dr. Peter Moulder Jr.

89, surgeon taught medicine

Dr. Peter Vincent Moulder Jr. of the Lakes at Litchfield, a surgeon and professor of medicine, died Monday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 89.

He was born Jan. 26, 1921, a son of Marcella and Peter Vincent Moulder Sr. He earned a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 1942. He served in the Navy during World War II and remained a reserve officer until 1957.

Dr. Moulder earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Chicago in 1945 and was an intern and resident in surgery there before becoming chief resident in general surgery in 1952. He rose from instructor to professor in the surgery department from 1952 to 1968.

He was also a surgical resident at the University of Illinois Research and Educational Hospital in Chicago in 1952.

He was professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania from 1968 to 1972, and earned a master’s degree there in 1971.

He was also a professor at the University of Gainesville, Tulane University and Louisiana State University, where he remained a clinical professor.

He also served as medical director of Biosouth Research Labs.

During his career, Dr. Moulder worked at Veterans Administration hospitals in New Orleans and Gainesville, Naval hospitals in Great Lakes, Ill., and Philadelphia, Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He was a medical investigator in Virginia from 1973 to 1980.

Dr. Moulder held two patents and contributed some 275 articles to professional journals. He was on the editorial board of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and Chest Journal.

He received numerous awards, including the Alexander Vishnevsky Medal from the Soviet Union, the Centennial Science Honor Award from Notre Dame, the George Bloch Award for Excellence in Teaching Surgery from the University of Chicago and a Gold Medal from the Law Science Academy.

Dr. Moulder was a member of many professional associations, including the American Medical Association, the Society for Vascular Surgery, American College of Surgeons, the American and International Societies for Artificial Internal Organs, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

He was named to the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus, an ecumenical Christian charitable organization.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Moulder; two daughters, Mary Jaeger and her husband, Bob, of Pawleys Island, and Jane Kauzlarich and husband, Michael, of St. Louis; two sons, Peter Moulder III and his wife Donna, of Pittsburgh, and James Moulder and wife, Carlotta, of Burke, Va.; and seven grandchildren, Anne, Bill and Tim Jaeger, and Alicia Theresa, Peter, and Glenn Moulder.

Funeral services will be today at 10 a.m. at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Alsip, Ill.

Memorials may be made to the restoration fund at St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 2030 Constance St. New Orleans, LA 70130.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com


May 13, 2010

Earl York

93, former resident retired from paper company

Galveston Earl York, a former Rossdhu resident, died May 7 in Atlanta. He was 93.

He was born May 3, 1917 in Clarksville, Ga., the son of Enoch C. York and Caloma Wood York. He was raised in Cornelia, Ga., with seven brothers and one sister. He was the last surviving sibling.

During World War II, Mr. York served in the Army Air Force’s 369th Bomber Squadron on the islands of Tinian and Iwo Jima. He received three Bronze Stars, as well as Good Conduct and Victory medals.

Following the war, he worked in the Ecusta Paper Division of the Olin Corp. in Asheville, N.C., for 38 years.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Iris Crownover York; his sons, David and Michael; and grandsons Jay and Wil, all of Atlanta.


May 6, 2010

Clement A. West

83, worked at Lower Waverly

Clement Albert West of Pawleys Island died Monday at his home after an extended illness. He was 83.

He was born June 17, 1926, in Wilkes County, Ga., a son of Percy Alexander West and Lilian Gertrude Taylor West. He served in the Navy during World War II.

Mr. West worked in road and bridge construction in the Southeast for 30 years. He then worked for Lower Waverly Plantation for 25 years. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Presnell West; a son, Michael C. West and his wife, Janice, of Hampton; a step-daughter, Lee Kuduzs of San Antonio, Texas; a step-son, Clay Shehan of Hawaii; a granddaughter, Michelle Evelyn Parnell and her husband, I.B., of Thomson, Ga.; and two great-grandchildren.

His first wife, Flora Mae West, three sisters and a brother died before him.

A memorial service conducted by the Rev. John Rea will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.

There is an online guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 11943 Grand Haven Dr., Suite A, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.


May 5, 2010

Mae Kaple

78, helped start St. Christopher's Children

Mae W. Kaple of Willbrook Plantation died May 4. She was 78.

She has gone to a far better place than whence she came. Those that love her know her fame, her family said.

She was a woman of many roles: a registered nurse; the biological mother of four, she was mother to hundreds more; her charitable works covered decades.

As a tennis player she won more than 120 amateur tournaments. She was a teacher who helped her pupils succeed in tennis and helped them gain success in their lives.

She chaired the county Foster Care Review Board, and was a founder of St. Christopher’s Children.

To each she touched, she gave a gift, her family said.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

No service is planned.

There is an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


April 29, 2010

Gurdon Tarbox Jr.

82, spent 40 years transforming Brookgreen

“It’s not much now, but it’s going to be,” Archer Huntington told Gurdon Tarbox when he interviewed the 26-year-old forester for a job at Brookgreen Gardens.

In a career that lasted 40 years, Tarbox fulfilled the founders’ vision for Brookgreen. He died April 21 at Tidelands Hospice House. He was 82.

Tarbox, who retired as president of Brookgreen in 1994, called his time there “a transition; a long, 40-year adolescence” in which the sculpture gardens matured from the private domain of Huntington and his wife, the sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington, to one of the state’s top public attractions.

Gurdon Lucius Tarbox Jr. was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Plainfield, N.J., the son of Gurdon L. and Lillie Hodgson Tarbox. His father was a Georgetown native, whose family owned Willowbank Plantation on the Black River.

Gurdon Sr. was the first South Carolinian to fly an airplane. He went to New Jersey during World War I to work in an aircraft factory, then moved his family to Ohio and worked in automobiles.

As a high school senior in Toledo, Gurdon Jr. got an introduction to sculpture on weekly class visits to the city’s art museum.

He also made regular summer visits to South Carolina, visiting his uncle, Frank Tarbox, who worked for the Huntingtons at Brookgreen.

After graduating from high school, Gurdon joined the Army in 1946 and spent two years in the Pacific collecting vehicles left behind during the war with Japan.

He went to Michigan State University to study forestry on the GI Bill. He spent summers working for the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon and Arizona.

After earning a master’s degree at Purdue University, he went to work reclaiming strip mines in the west. Tarbox called it “the most depressing work I’ve ever done.”

When Frank Tarbox suffered a heart attack, he invited his nephew to come to work at Brookgreen.

Archer Huntington invited Gurdon to his farm in Connecticut for an interview, and convinced him to take the job. The family connection, as well as his forestry experience, was important.

Tarbox and his wife, Ann, arrived in June 1954 with their infant daughter. They lived in a house on what is now Huntington Beach State Park, where the Huntingtons had built Atalaya as their winter home.

There were three fireplaces for heat, no air conditioning and the closest phone was at the Hammock Shops.

The summer of 1954 was one of the driest on record. In October, the coast was hit by Hurricane Hazel.

“For the next five years all we did was clean up,” Tarbox recalled in an interview 40 years later.

During his tenure, Tarbox helped install the first phone at Brookgreen, using mules to drag the wire, ran a sewage treatment plant and managed the electrical system. He also managed Brookgreen’s forests, which helped provide income to maintain the gardens. Brookgreen didn’t start charging admission until 1968.

Tarbox became a trustee of Brookgreen in 1958, and the gardens’ director in 1963.

The gardens themselves continued to grow along with the area’s population.

In 1990, Brookgreen trustees adopted a long-range capital plan. The Huntingtons’ goal was to attract people to the gardens as a way to expose them to the sculpture collection, Tarbox once explained.

“Our real business is to influence and change lives,” he said.

He and his family lived at Brookgreen for 38 years and Tarbox was always on call. “Brookgreen has been very demanding and very confining,” he once said. “Fortunately, I enjoy it.”

After retiring from Brookgreen, he served on the board of the Bartlett Tree Expert Co. from 1995 to 2006.

He also served on the American Association of Museums, Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, Southeastern Museums Conference, S.C. Federation of Museums, Georgetown County Accommodations Tax Committee, the county Historical Society, Kaminski House Museum and Litchfield Country Club Property Owners Association.

He was also a member of the National Sculpture Society, S.C. Hall of Fame Board, S.C. Heritage Trust Commission, Governor’s Mansion Commission, Winyah Bay Focus Area Task Force and the Georgetown Hospital System Foundation.

He received the Garden Club of America’s Distinguished Service Award for Conservation in 1995, Award of Merit from the botanical gardens association in 1994, the James Short Award for Service from the museums conference in 1989, the museum federation’s Professional Service Award in 1995 and Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce Individual Award for Public Service for 1993-94.

He received an honorary doctorate from the University of South Carolina in 1993 and the Order of Palmetto from Gov. David M. Beasley in 1998.

He was an active member of All Saints Church, elected to the vestry for several terms and served as junior warden in 1996-97.

In addition to his wife, Milver Ann Johnson Tarbox, he is survived by their four children, Paul Edward Tarbox and his wife, Anita, of Mechanicsville, Va., the Rev. Janet Ellen Tarbox and her husband, Talmadge LeGrand, of Edgefield, Joyce Elaine Tarbox Schumacher and her husband, Ernest, of Marietta, Ga., and Lucia Ann Tarbox Raatma and her husband, Andres, of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; a brother, Robert Hodgson Tarbox and his wife, Sara, of Maryville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Interment was Saturday at All Saints Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Brookgreen Gardens, P.O. Box 3368 Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or All Saints Church, 3560 Kings River Rd., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


April 29, 2010

Louellen Walsh

82

Louellen D. Walsh of Lakes at Litchfield died April 11 at her home. She was 82.

Mrs. Walsh was born in Syracuse, N.Y., a daughter of Harry J. DeDell and Mary H. Belge DeDell.

She was very active in communities wherever she lived. Mrs. Walsh was a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church and enjoyed bird watching.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Francis J. Walsh, a daughter, Mary L. Walsh, and a brother, Gary DeDell.

Mrs. Walsh is survived by a son, Daniel C. Walsh and partner John Davenport of Conway; a daughter, Kathleen W. MacAndrew and her husband, Vincent, of East Greenwich, R.I.; three grandchildren, Michael, Ross and Bryce of East Greenwich; and one sister, Joyce A. Butler and husband, Nelson, of Baldwinsville, N.Y.

A memorial service will be held in East Greenwich.

Memorials may be sent to the National Federation of the Blind, 1800 Johnson St., Baltimore, MD 21230-4998.

There is an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


April 29, 2010

Mr. Vic Bushong

66

Victor Earl Bushong Jr. of Allston Plantation died Wednesday at his home. He was 66.

He was born May 5, 1943, in Lancaster, Pa., a son of Theresa S. Bushong and Victor Earl Bushong.

Affectionately known as “Mr. Vic” to his family and friends, he attended Pawleys Island Community Church. He was remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Mr. Bushong was a participant in a clinical trial for the drug MDV3100 for prostate cancer.

In addition to his mother, of Lancaster, he is survived by his wife, Penelope L. Bushong; his daughter, Jennifer Susan Sante of Roswell, Ga.; his two sons, Christopher Donley Bushong of Nashville and Matthew Hoffer and his wife, Darcie, of Pawleys Island; five grandchildren, Neal Charles, Bryn Mackenzie and Presley Ann Hoffer, and Elizabeth Anne and Lindsay Rae Sante; a number of close friends, Bob and Timi Cairns, Gary and Lynne Hornbacher, Carole McGill, Joe and Kathi Miller, Don and Fran Wills, Dick and Joan Saffer, and Michelle Fremault; his beloved dog, Bethany Jane, and his cat, Diana Marie.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Pawleys Island Community Church, conducted by the Rev. Bob Barrows.

Memorials may be made to Grand Strand Urology Research Center, 823 82nd Parkway, Suite B, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572; Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440; or Waccamaw Community Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1269 Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

Online condolences may be sent at www.williamsburgfuneralhome.com.


April 22, 2010

Charlie Stamper

55, former owner of Movie Magic

Charles Woodson Stamper III of Andrews, a former Pawleys Island area businessman, died Monday at Tidelands Community Hospice House. He was 55.

He was born June 3, 1954, in Georgetown, a son of Eleanor Sims Stamper and Charles Woodson Stamper Jr. He grew up in Andrews and graduated from Andrews Academy.

Mr. Stamper was the property manager for the family real estate interest. He also worked as a paralegal in Winston-Salem, N.C., was the former owner and manager of Movie Magic rental store at Pawleys Island and also worked at Winyah Auto Parts in Georgetown.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Andrews.

In addition to his mother, of Andrews, he is survived by a brother, Robert S. Stamper and his wife, Shea, of Andrews; a sister, Marie A. Stamper of Andrews; a nephew, Rob Stamper and his wife, Lorie, of Andrews; and a niece, Sarah A. Stamper of Columbia.

Funeral services were Wednesday at Andrews Memorial Cemetery.

There is an online guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com. The family may also be reached at 204 W. Alder St. in Andrews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Andrews, 106 E. Oakland St., Andrews, SC 29510; Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440; or Hugs for Horses, c/o Georgetown Equestrian Center, 215 Equestrian Dr., Georgetown, SC 29440.


April 22, 2010

Emilio Bonzani

85, Army vet

Emilio D. Bonzani of the River Club died Monday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 85.

He was born in New York City, a son of Peter and Albina Bonzani.

Mr. Bonzani served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Bonzani; sons, Robert Bonzani of New Jersey and Andrew Bonzani of New York; eight grandchildren and a brother, Peter Bozani of New Jersey.

Two other sons, John Bonzani and Lawrence Bonzani, died before him.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church by the Rev. Pat Stensen.

Memorials may be made to Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 1633 Waverly Rd. Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


April 8, 2010

Charles Newkirk

76, VFW member was retired engineer

Charles Johnston Newkirk of Hagley died Friday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 76.

Mr. Newkirk was born in Memphis, Tenn., the son of Harold and Elizabeth Newkirk. He grew up in Greenville, Ill., and attended the University of Illinois at Carbondale. After serving in the Army guarding the Panama Canal, he was a mechanical engineer for Carrier.

Mr. Newkirk was member of the Georgetown Presbyterian Church and VFW Post 6444. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Betty Ferguson, and a daughter-in-law, Debbie Newkirk.

Mr. Newkirk is survived by his wife, Josephine Schubert Newkirk of Hagley; five children, Nancy and her fiancé, Kenneth Watts, of Pawleys Island, Charles Newkirk and his wife, Jodi, of Tulsa, Okla., Philip Newkirk of Surfside Beach, Sally and her husband, James Monaghan, of Mount Pleasant, and John of Panama; his grandchildren, Christopher and Ashley of Maryland, Charles (Chip) and Tiffany of Greenville, Philip, Corey and Tara of Surfside Beach; James and his wife, Natalie, of Charlotte, Zachary, a junior at The Citadel, and Savannah of Mount Pleasant; Kenneth’s daughter, Emily; and a niece, Mary Ferguson Quinn and her husband, Earl, of Bellevue, Ill.

There was a memorial service Wednesday at Georgetown Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be sent to Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 558 Black River Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440; or Foundation for Stroke Victims International and Winyah Hospice.

Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


April 1, 2010

Joyce Sumwalt

75, volunteer at Richland Memorial

Joyce Sumwalt of Columbia and Litchfield by the Sea died March 26 at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Home. She was 75.

She was born June 15, 1934, in Baltimore, a daughter of Betty Taft Mills and Ladson Arthur Mills Jr. She was reared in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Mount Vernon Seminary in Washington, she was a life-long learner with many interests.

Mrs. Sumwalt was a 30-year volunteer with Richland Memorial Hospital, and a member of the Junior League of Columbia, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in South Carolina, the Columbia Garden Club, the New Century Club, several book clubs and First Presbyterian Church in Columbia.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert L. Sumwalt Jr.; a daughter, Elizabeth S. Clark and her husband, Emery; a son, Robert L. Sumwalt III and his wife, Anne, of Columbia; her grandchildren, R. Emery Clark Jr., C. Mills Clark and K. Mackenzie Sumwalt; sister, Betsy M. McKay and her husband, Julius, of Columbia; a brother, Ladson A. Mills III and his wife, Tina, of Easton, Md.; a sister-in-law, Mary S. Coxe of Darlington; and several cousins.

Services were Sunday at First Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Still Hopes Residents Assistance Fund, 1 Exum Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169.

There is a guest book at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


April 1, 2010

Betsy Bottomly

88, former activity director at Lakes of Litchfield

Elizabeth J. “Betsy” Bottomly of Salt Marsh Cove, former activity director at the Lakes at Litchfield, died March 26 in Oklahoma City. She was 88.

She was born July 5, 1921, in Fort Monmouth, N.J., the daughter of Charles and Dorothy Simpson.

At 23, she joined the Red Cross and went to the South Pacific to care for troops during World War II. She was a military wife for 30 years before retiring in Boulder Creek, Calif., and Pawleys Island.

Mrs. Bottomly was active to the end, said her son, Roc, with whom she was living. As an 88-year-old activity coordinator, she worked at the Lakes retirement center through August.

She was a faithful worshipper at All Saints Church, a happy part of the Salt Marsh Cove “loop” and a regular nine-holer at the former Sea Gull Golf Club.

She personified “stay positive and stay vertical,” her son said. At the core, she was a lover of God and lover of people. She would say her greatest achievement was raising five kids, all of whom loved her dearly and enjoyed her life-giving affirmation throughout her life.

“If she could speak today, she’d say, ‘thanks for the wonderful memories, and for the kind calls and cards during my last days with you. Let God love you and save you. You should see what I’m doing now,” her son said.

Mrs. Bottomly is survived by her four children: Roc, Kirk, Sheri and Kris; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her daughter Viki.

Memorials for orphan care can be sent to Elizabeth J. Bottomly at Bank of America, 333 N. Bryant Ave, Edmond, OK 73034.


April 1, 2010

William Clark

85, retired executive was also developer

William Judkins Clark of Denver, a former Pawleys Island area resident, died March 20. He was 85.

He was born July 21, 1924, in Savannah, Ga., the son of Reuben Grove Clark and Katherine Judkins Clark, and raised in Albany, N.Y.

He graduated from the Woodberry Forest School and Yale University, where he sang with the Whiffenpoofs and was a member of Skull and Bones.

As an Army Air Force pilot during World War II, he saw combat in the Pacific.

His business career included significant roles at Owens-Corning Fiberglas and Ciba-Geigy.

He was involved in real estate development after moving to Pawleys Island.

Generous with both time and resources, he is remembered with love by friends, family, and the many who felt his warmth and charity.

Mr. Clark is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Mary Thompson Clark; his brothers, Reuben and Holland; his children: William Judkins Clark Jr., Catherine Clark Shopneck and Mary Clark Talbot, all of Denver; six grandchildren: Fraser, Adam, and Will Clark, Andy and Chris Shopneck and Betts Talbot; and two great-grandchildren.

There was a memorial service Tuesday in Denver. Funeral services will be at Vanderbilt University in Nashville on April 17.

Memorials may be made to Yale University or the Alzheimer’s Association.


April 1, 2010

Joan Boblasky

travel agent took time to see the world

Joan Gayden Boblasky of Pawleys Island, who enjoyed a career in the travel industry, died Feb. 11. She was remembered as a strong and brave woman who loved being a mother to her twins.

She was born in Horrell Hill near Columbia, the fifth child of Quitman M. and Lillie A. Gayden. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology.

Her joy of reading gave her the opportunity to work as a student aide at the USC library. She went on to work as a reservations/executive accounts agent at Delta Airlines in Birmingham, Ala., where she met and married her husband, Dr. Harry Boblasky, who was a dentist.

She later became a certified travel agent and manager of a branch agency.

“The perks allowed my mother to enjoy countless trips to see the world,” said her daughter Beth Boblasky. “It also provided my sister and I with our first plane ride at the tender age of 12 months to see our South Carolina relatives and the memory of exciting stories of stewardesses and passengers helping with the baby twins in flight.”

She was an active member at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Columbia, and when she retired, she attended St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Litchfield.

Mrs. Boblasky loved mystery novels, baking, ceramics, flower arranging, holiday decorating, and sharing family traditions and stories with her daughters.

She was predeceased by her husband, two sisters, Keenan G. Caughman and Joyce M. Gayden, and two brothers, Quitman M. Gayden Jr. and Roy A. Gayden.

She is survived by her twin daughters, Beth K. Boblasky of Pawleys Island and Jennifer B. Massey and her husband, James, of Plano, Texas; two nieces, Kay C. Sins of Alpharetta, Ga., and AnnLynn Caughman of Columbia; two great-nieces, Michelle C. Darby of Charlotte and Nan D. Baron of Port Royal; a great-great nephew, Tucker E. Baron, and a great-great niece, Abigail M. Baron, both of Port Royal; and many cousins.

There was a memorial service at Ebenezer Lutheran Church on Feb. 16.


April 1, 2010

Margie Rogers

91, member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian

Margie Graham Rogers of Cayce, a longtime Pawleys Island area resident, died Sunday at Lexington County Medical Center. She was 91.

She was born Sept. 13, 1918, in Dillon, a daughter of George Darius Graham and Roxie Irene Harrelson Graham. She grew up in Dillon County.

Mrs. Rogers lived at Pawleys Island for a number of years and was a member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.

She moved to Cayce in October.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jeremiah “Jerry” Berry Rogers Jr.

Mrs. Rogers is survived by a daughter, Jeri Lynn Coleman, and her husband, Jerry, of Cayce; two sisters, Betty Moody and Sara Watts and her husband, Bob, of Georgetown; a niece-daughter, Barbara Ann Newell of Marion; and a number of other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Wednesday at Pawleys Island Presbyterian. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585.

There is an online guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


April 1, 2010

Regina McKenna

81, worked for 36 years for Grumman

Regina Anne McKenna of Murrells Inlet died Wednesday at Kingston Nursing Center in Conway. She was 81.

She was born in Bayside, N.Y., a daughter of Edward T. and Agnes Reid McKenna. She was a graduate of Bayside High School, Berkley School New York, and received a bachelor of arts degree from SUNY College Old Westbury and a master’s in human resources from SUNY Stony Brook University.

Miss McKenna was employed for 36 years as senior program administrator with Grumman Aircraft Systems. in Bethpage, N.Y.

She was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Robert G. Black.

Miss McKenna is survived by her brothers, James E. McKenna of Murrells Inlet and Edward T. McKenna of New York; her sisters, Agnes Black of Conway, Patricia Butler and her husband, Paul, of New York, Clare Doran of Sarasota, Fla., and Mary Gambeski and her husband, George, of Pennsylvania; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father Ray Carlo officiating.

Entombment will take place at a later date at St. Michael columbarium.

Memorials may be made to: St. Michael Catholic Church Building Fund, 542 Cypress Ave., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

Sign a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


March 25, 2010

Alwyn Goldstein

94, founded Georgetown department store

Alwyn Oscar Goldstein, the former owner of Alwyn’s Department Store in Georgetown, died March 16 in Charlotte.

He was 94.

He was born on June 4, 1915, in Charleston, the son of Max and Rosie Goldman Goldstein.

Mr. Goldstein owned Alwyn’s from 1938 to 1989, before retiring to Charlotte in 2004. He was an avid supporter of the Charlotte chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a 33rd degree Mason, a Shriner, and a past patron of Eastern Star Chapter 148 of Georgetown.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Goldstein was predeceased by his first wife, Thelma Engel Goldstein.

Mr. Goldstein is survived by his wife of 41 years, Frances Ward Goldstein; his daughter, Roz G. Greenspon and her husband, Marty Birnbaum, of Charlotte; his son, Dr. Steven Goldstein and his wife, Hallie, of West Chester, Pa.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and Stan Greenspon, Dorothy Phipps and Sam Ward.

Interment was March 19 in Georgetown.

Memorials may be made to the Charlotte chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 205 Regency Executive Park Dr., Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28217; or to Temple Beth Elohim, 230 Screven Street, Georgetown, SC 29442.

There is an online guest book at www.hankinswhittington.com.


March 25, 2010

Donald Busch

79, creator of first IBM lab in North Carolina

Donald Frank Busch of Litchfield Country Club, an engineer who became an executive with IBM, died March 4 at his home. He was 79.

He was born July 7, 1930, in Flushing, N.Y., the son of Emma Hauser and Frank Busch.

In high school Mr. Busch played football and wrestled. He won a full Navy ROTC college scholarship and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

He was commissioned a Navy ensign and served on a destroyer during the Korean War. As a lieutenant junior grade, he taught engineering at Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I.

After naval service, he worked for IBM as an engineer and rose to executive management positions during his 32-year career. He worked in many locations, including Raleigh, N.C., where he was responsible for creating the first IBM laboratory at the Research Triangle Park.

He earned his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University and was issued six patents and eight published inventions.

In 1987, he retired to Litchfield Beach and taught computer science at Horry-Georgetown Technical College.

As a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, he served on the church council and as treasurer. He also played USTA team tennis.

Mr. Busch made lifelong friendships and will be remembered for his caring nature and quick wit and ability to fix anything.

He had two sisters, Marjorie Busch Ewald and her husband, John, of Brookhaven Hamlet, N.Y., and the late Carol Burton Terry and her husband, Herbert, of Copiague, N.Y.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Thomas Busch; three children, Susan Gail Busch of Pawleys Island, Wendy Busch Triant, and her husband, Richard, of Lansing, N.Y., and Stephen Thomas Busch and his wife, Christine, of Pleasanton, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Jessica and Nicole Triant, and Kevin, David and William Busch.

His family thanks Heartland Hospice for their loving care and support.

A memorial service officiated by Pastor David Lyle and reception will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice Services, 1500 Main St. Conway, SC 29526 and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 65 Crooked Oak Dr. and Highway 17, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


March 25, 2010

Guy Tarrant Jr.

94, construction company founder

Guy Matthews Tarrant Jr., founder of a construction company, died March 20 at his home in Columbia. He was 94.

He was born on Oct. 9, 1915, in Greenwood, a son of Guy Matthews Tarrant Sr. and Elizabeth Barnwell Kelly. He grew up in Columbia, graduated from Palmer College Academy in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., in 1933, and attended the University of South Carolina where he pledged Sigma Nu. In 1938, he graduated from Clemson A&M College with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Mr. Tarrant was a first lieutenant in the Marines during World War II, serving as Gen. Alexander A. Vandergrift’s aide. He retired as a major from the Marine Corps Reserve.

After the war he returned to Columbia where he served as vice president of Southern Building Corp. He later founded Lafaye-Tarrant Construction Co. Inc., which he operated for 45 years before retiring in 1978.

Mr. Tarrant was a member of the American Association of General Contractors, Kiwanis International, Columbia Ball, First Families of South Carolina, Forest Lake Club, Litchfield Country Club, Quadrille Club, Southern Seniors Golf Association, and the St. Andrews Society.

He also once served as the ambassador of golf to Canada under President Dwight Eisenhower’s Person to Person Program.

Mr. Tarrant is survived by his wife, Shelvie Belser Tarrant; his brother, William Barnwell Tarrant; his son, Guy Cheves Tarrant and his wife, Teresa Jenkins, of Charleston; his daughters, Bet and Mackey Tarrant of Columbia; his grandsons, Langdon Cheves Tarrant and his wife, Jennifer Doles, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Joseph McCord Tarrant of Charleston; his great grandchildren, Adaire Christine and Langdon Cheves Tarrant Jr. of Jacksonville; his cousin, Charlotte Roehm Taylor and her husband, James, of Hilton Head Island; his stepchildren, Robert Henry Burnside Jr. and his wife, Linda Goodwin, Ashley Burnside Brantley and her husband, Benjamin Edward Brantley, of Columbia, Debra Burnside Rentz and her husband, Richard Daryl Rentz, of Brunswick, Ga; and seven step-granddaughters and two step-grandsons.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Mackey King Tarrant and his sister, Elizabeth Tarrant Moffat.

Funeral services and burial were Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Children’s Home, 3201 Trenholm Rd., Columbia, SC 29204 or Trinity Foundation, 1100 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201.

Please sign the guest book at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


March 18, 2010

Tim Allen

61, member of Reserve Golf Club

J. Tim Allen of Greenville, a member of the Reserve Golf Club, died Tuesday. He was 61.

He was born in Greenville, the son of Joe Thomas Allen and Willene Enloe Allen. He was a 1966 graduate of Greenville High School, where he was dubbed “Mr. Athletic” by the students and was captain of the football team. He graduated from Georgia Military College in 1968 at the top of his class and attended the University of Mississippi. He served in the Air Force for three years during the Vietnam War.

Following his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Mr. Allen went to work for Winn Dixie Food Stores, serving as a store manager in Tampa, Fla. He returned to Greenville in 1983 to work with his father as a partner in JTA Factoring, Inc. He retired in 1997 after they sold the business.

Mr. Allen was a communicant of Christ Church Episcopal in Greenville for more than 15 years, a member of the Greenville Cotillion Club, and a member of the Reserve and Verdae Green golf clubs. He was also a voluntary reader for his grandson’s first-grade class, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the coach of the Greenville High School girls tennis team from 2002-2004.

In addition to his wife, Kathryn Richardson Allen, and his father, he is survived by his stepmother, Linda Hartsell Allen; his children, Mark Timothy Allen and Mary Kathryn Allen; and his grandson, Joe Thomas Allen II.

Funeral services were Friday. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville.

Memorials may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, 9884 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872 or www.curesarcoma.org. Sign a guest book at www.mackeymortuary.com.


March 18, 2010

Mamie Delzell

96, was once radio station's 'Town Crier'

Mamie Assey Delzell of Georgetown, who once owned the city’s radio station, died Tuesday in Pawleys Island. She was 96.

She was born Feb. 25, 1914, in Georgetown County, the daughter of John Thomas Assey Sr. and Letifa Kozma Assey. She was a life-long resident of Georgetown.

Mrs. Delzell and her husband, the late Joseph B. Delzell, owned and managed radio station WGTN, where she was known as the “Town Crier” for her program “Hello Ladies.”

She was involved in many community activities, and was honored with a key to the city of Georgetown and as Business Woman of the Year. A member of St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, she was active with the Altar Society, which she served as treasurer, the Catholic Women’s Club and the choir.

Mrs. Delzell is survived by her nieces and nephews: Susan Lilly Parker and sons Joseph E. Wilson and his wife, Christina, and Andrew G. Parker, Helen Lilly Johnson, John T. Adrian, James M. Assey, Jane Assey, Robert A. Assey, and Dr. C. Timothy Assey and many great- and great-great nieces and nephews. She was a mother to them all.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Dr. John T. Assey Jr.; four sisters, Rosa A. Lilly, Matilda Assey, Lillian Assey and Jesse Assey; and nephew, Dr. Michael Assey,

Visitation is Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary on Broad Street in Georgetown, followed by a wake. Funeral services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, 317 Broad Street, Georgetown, S.C. 29440 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

There is a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


March 11, 2010

Barbara Schuette

86, helped sea turtle project

Barbara Hinrichs Schuette, a former DeBordieu Colony resident, died at her home in West Chester, Pa., on Jan. 25. She was 86.

Mrs. Schuette was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Staten Island, N.Y. She graduated from Staten Island Academy and earned an associate arts degree from Bradford College and a degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute of Art in 1946.

She married William W. Schuette in 1948 and they raised their family in the St. Davids section of Radnor Township, Pa., before moving to DeBordieu Colony in 1992, where they lived until 2006.

After moving to DeBordieu, Mrs. Schuette took a great interest in South Carolina United Turtle Enthusiasts, which works to protect sea turtles, their nests and their habitat. She was instrumental in establishing SCUTE in DeBordieu Colony, and for many years coordinated volunteers. Mrs. Schuette was an accomplished golfer, competing at the highest level in Golf Association of Philadelphia team matches. She was a St. Davids Club champion seven times and played into her 80s. She also enjoyed painting, needlework, sculpture and volunteering.

She is survived by her daughters, Karla Schuette Read, Paula S. Rimsky and Sandra S. Fierlinger; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Schuette was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, and her son, Peter H. Schuette.

Memorials may be made to the Sea Turtle Rescue Program, c/o South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401.


March 11, 2010

'Tunie' Bissell

85

Margaret Carter “Tunie” Bissell, a former North Litchfield resident, died March 8, in Palm Bay, Fla. She was 85.

Mrs. Bissell was born June 14, 1924, in Mountain Rest.

She is survived by her sister, Ena Carter Shirley; her daughters, Margaret Bissell Walker and her husband, Bill, and Anna Bissell Bourne and her husband, Frank; her daughter-in-law Melissa Bissell; and her grandchildren, Emily Bourne Kirby and her husband, Cary, Suzanne Bourne Swindling and her husband, Mike, and Wilson Murray Bissell.

Mrs. Bissell was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Wickham Bissell Jr., her son, Samuel Wickham Bissell III and her grandson Samuel Wickham Bissell IV.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church.


March 11, 2010

Sharon Maher

71, Realtor was a Hospice volunteer

Sharon Walker Maher of Heritage Plantation died March 2 at her residence. She was 71.

Mrs. Maher was born in Somers Point, N.J., on June 18, 1938, a daughter of Clinton Payne Walker and Elizabeth Shore Powell Walker.

She grew up in Ocean City, N.J., and graduated from Ocean City High School. Mrs. Maher lived in Alexandria, Va., for 45 years before moving to Pawleys Island several years ago.

Mrs. Maher was a Realtor with the Georgetown Agency.

She was a volunteer with Tidelands Community Hospice and a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.

She is survived by three sons, Michael Maher and his wife, Toni, of Harrisonburg, Va., Robbie Maher and his wife, Pam, of Alexandria, and Mark Maher and his wife, Taryn, of Boca Raton, Fla.; three daughters, Melodie Maher and her husband, Sandy, of Harrisonburg, Meredith Henwood her husband, Tom, of Owings, Md., and Monet Paterson, her husband, Ray, of Alexandria; a brother, Clinton P. Walker Jr. and his wife, Ginny, of Lakeland, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were Saturday at Precious Blood.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.

There is an online guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


March 4, 2010

Ruth Starnes

former Sunday school teacher

Ruth Benn Starnes of Pawleys Island died Monday at Waccamaw Community Hospital.

She was born in Maysville, Ky., a daughter of the Rev. Dr. Robert Lee Benn and Mary Ruth Turner Benn. She attended Queens College in Charlotte, and graduated from Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn.

Mrs. Starnes was an active member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women of the Church and a former Sunday school teacher at the church.

Five sisters and a brother died before her.

She is survived by her husband, J. Wesley Starnes; five nieces, Ruth Oliver Bell and her husband, Cobb, of Georgetown, Margaret Rose Macdonald of Williamsburg, Va., Dr. Martha Macdonald of Rock Hill, Juliana Ott of Lexington, and Sarah Swinn and her husband, Craig, of Gettysburg, Pa.; three nephews, the Rev. Robert Benn Vincent and his wife, Sandy, of Alexandra, La., Dr. Roderick Macdonald and his wife, Helen, of Columbia, and Thomas B. Bobo and his wife, Terry, of Las Vegas; and a number of great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Georgetown Presbyterian Church followed by a reception in the fellowship hall. Officiating will be the Rev. Stephen H. Wilkins, the Rev. Robert Benn Vincent, and the Rev. Dr. William H. Puckett Jr. Burial is at 2 p.m. in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens in Georgetown.

There is a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or Georgetown Presbyterian Church, John Leland Scholarship Fund, 558 Black River Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440.


February 18, 2010

Peggy Musselman

79, broker at Pawleys Island Realty

Ramona Rea “Peggy” Musselman of Pawleys Island died Wednesday at her home. She was 79.

She was born on July 2, 1930, in Eden, N.C., a daughter of James Edgar Rea and Augusta Elizabeth Radford Rea.

Mrs. Musselman was an associate broker with Pawleys Island Realty, and a member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church. She was remembered as a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Musselman; two sons, James Richard Robinson of Acworth, Ga., and Thomas William Robinson of Jonesville, Va.; three daughters, Elizabeth Rea Jensen of Woodstock, Ga., Alice Robinson Lewis of Newport, Ore., and Sue Stark Deford of Pawleys Island; a brother, James Edgar Rea Jr. of Mechanicsville, Va.; three sisters, Rosalie Chapman of Morganton, N.C., and Ravena Knight and Anna Soulios, both of Mathews, Va.; six grandchildren, Chandler Rea Stark and Asher Cheyenne Robinson, both of Pawleys Island, Charles Clinton Griffin and Lonnie Rea Griffin, both of Roanoke, Va., Crystal Renae Griffin of Norfolk, Va., and George Edward McClammer Jr. of Roanoke; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Frank S. Holsclaw officiating.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29442; JOY School, 9967 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, Tenn. 38101.

There is an online guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


February 11, 2010

Rita Riordan

83, helped start garden center

Rita Francis Riordan of of Hagley Estates died Sunday at her home. She was 83.

She was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Nanticoke, Pa., the daughter of Stella and Anthony Krynick Sr.

Mrs. Riordan owned a hair salon in Bridgeton, N.J., for more than 30 years before moving to Pawleys Island, where she and her husband helped their sons start and run Plantation Services Garden Center.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Thomas Riordan; her daughter, Sharon Calderone and her husband, John, of Hammonton, N.J.; two sons, Michael Riordan and his wife, Rose, and Patrick Riordan, both of Pawleys Island; her sister-in-law, Carole Krynick of Bridgeton; and many nieces and nephews in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

A Mass of Christian burial will be today at 11 a.m. at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at the church columbarium. The family will receive friends in the church narthex an hour before the service.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440; or Hollings Cancer Center, P.O. Box 25055, Charleston, SC 29424.

There is an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


February 11, 2010

Emaline Brown

79, retired restaurant owner loved bridge

Emaline Kennerly Brown of Myrtle Beach died Jan. 28 at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. She was 79.

She was born in Salley on March 28, 1930, a daughter of Lewis Carlton Kennerly and Mae Kella Clamp Kennerly.

Mrs. Brown was the former owner of The Filling Station Restaurant in Myrtle Beach, and a member of the Horizons Sunday School Class at the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also an avid bridge player.

She is survived by two sons, H. Grady Brown III and his wife, Nancy, of Beaufort, and the Rev. Thomas C. Brown and his wife, Libby, of Pawleys Island; four grandchildren, Caroline Brown of Charleston, and Bennett, Thomas and Margaret Brown, all of Pawleys Island; several brothers and sisters-in-law and many nephews and nieces.

She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Grady Brown Jr., two sisters and a brother.

A celebration of her life was held at First Presbyterian on Jan. 31 and burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia.

Memorials be made to All Saints’ Church, 3560 Kings River Road, Pawleys Island, SC 29585; First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1306, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578; or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is an online guestbook at www.msfh.net.


February 11, 2010

Richard Watkins

50, nurse anesthetist

Richard Forbes Watkins of Hagley Estates died Feb. 2. He was 50.

Mr. Watkins was a nurse anesthetist at Conway Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Watkins; his children, Andrew Forbes Watkins, Lucas Anthony Watkins and Kate Tyler Watkins; his father, William F. Watkins Jr.; his sister, Sally Anne Bobbitt and her husband, Tom; his brother, William N. Watkins and his wife, Jean Penick Watkins; and his nephews, William E. Watkins and Henry B. Watkins.

A memorial service was held Saturday at All Saints’ Church.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


January 28, 2010

Marshall Bryant Sr.

81, past Rotary district governor

Marshall G. Bryant Sr. of Litchfield Country Club, a retired Bell System engineer, died Sunday. He was 81.

He was born Sept. 4, 1928, in Winston-Salem, N.C., the son of Gaither and Flora Bryant. He was an Eagle Scout.

He earned a degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University and was a professional engineer. He worked for the Bell System for 34 years in various engineering, administrative and managerial assignments at Western Electric Co., Bell Telephone Laboratories and AT&T.

For five years, he directed the Governor’s Initiative for Workforce Excellence in Georgetown and Horry counties. He was also a former chairman of the Georgetown County Commission on Higher Education.

He served in the Air Force and was a captain in the Air Force Reserve.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Bryant was a very active member of the Rotary Club of Pawleys Island, where he served as president prior to becoming governor of District 7770 in 2000-01.

Along with his wife, he was a Paul Harris fellow, benefactor and major donor.

His Rotary travels included international conventions in Europe, South America and the United States.

He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, and a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association. He received the District Award of Merit, Council Silver Beaver Award, Regional Silver Antelope Award and the Distinguished Service Award of the National Eagle Scout Association.

He was a Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Mason, Shriner, past master of his lodge and past grand chaplain.

He frequently conducted Masonic funeral services.

He served his church in numerous leadership roles, including adult teacher, lay leader, trustee and elder.

Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Nina; a daughter, Linda Reeves and her husband, Richard S. Reeves Jr., of Basking Ridge, N.J.; two sons, Marshall Jr. of Myrtle Beach and Mark of New York; and a sister, Barbara Jane Pappas of Winston-Salem.

Funeral services were Wednesday at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Frank Holsclaw.


January 21, 2010

Ruth Macklen

93, moved to Georgetown in 1935

Ruth Sheridan Macklen of Pawleys Island died Saturday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. She was 93.

Mrs. Macklen was born in Homestead, Pa., on July 14, 1916, a daughter of James Richard Sheridan and Mary Anna Daniels Sheridan. She grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Georgetown after her marriage in 1935. She then moved to Pawleys Island in 1987. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Georgetown.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Waldo Macklen; and a grandson, Guy Houser.

Mrs. Macklen is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou Houser and her husband, Elwood, of South Hampton, Pa., and Bonita Springs, Fla., and Patricia Ann Macklen of Pawleys Island; a step-daughter, Kathleen M. Futrell and her husband, Archie, of Socastee; four grandchildren, Forrest Houser, Bruce Houser, Scott Houser, and Sara Ruth Fair, all of Pennsylvania; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Arden Hallman officiating. Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens in Georgetown.

The family will receive friends at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home tonight from 6 to 8.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 555, Georgetown, S.C. 29442 or to the charity of one’s choice.

There is an online guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


January 21, 2010

Sam Macaione

89

Sam R. Macaione of Lakes at Litchfield, died Saturday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 89.

Mr. Macaione is survived by his wife of 61 years, Glorya S. Macaione; three children, Kim Louise Witkowski, Philip Macaione II, and David Martin Macaione; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at All Saints Church with the Rt. Rev. Terrell L. Glenn Jr. officiating.

Memorials may be made to All Saints Church, 3560 Kings River Rd., Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585.

There is an online guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


January 14, 2010

Louis Ehrich Jr.

93, director of land trust

Louis Seigman Ehrich Jr. of the Lakes at Litchfield died Jan. 5 at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 93.

Mr. Ehrich was the son of Louis S. and Florence Loeb Ehrich. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he majored in engineering.

He was a director of the Winchester (Conn.) Land Trust and the Park Pond Club Inc. In 1978, the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers named him service manager of the year.

In 2003, he retired as a senior associate with JAD Associates and moved from Connecticut to the Lakes at Litchfield to be near family.

Mr. Ehrich was predeceased by his brother, Benjamin Becker Ehrich, of California.

He is survived by a number of cousins.

Burial was in Temple Beth Elohim Cemetery in Georgetown.

An online guest book is available at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


January 14, 2010

James Harrelson

90, owned Sumter laundry

James Dow Harrelson, a part-time resident of DeBordieu, died Jan. 5 at Covenant Place in Sumter. He was 90.

Born in Oswego on April 28, 1919, he was a son of Dow and Mary Cummings Harrelson.

He graduated from Columbia High School and attended the University of South Carolina, where he lettered in boxing.

Mr. Harrelson joined the Army Air Corps and flew fighters out of North Africa during World War II. He was shot down over northern Italy and spent 17 months in Stalag Luft 1, a German prison camp.

After the war, he spent a short time flying fighters around the United States, and then he began his career with Sumter Laundry and Dry Cleaners, which he owned and operated for more than 60 years.

He loved the coast, and he and his family spent wonderful summers at family homes on Pawleys Island and DeBordieu.

Mr. Harrelson served on Sumter City Council and the boards of the YMCA, Tuomey Hospital, and First Federal Savings and Loan. He was a member of Sunset Country Club, and founder of the cotillion and assembly. He maintained friendships with other World War II aviators and POW’s throughout his life.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Alice Harby Moore; daughter Aline Levy and her husband, Brien; daughter Lucy DuPre; son Jimbo Harrelson and his wife, Kim; grandchildren Mary Brien Delaunois and her husband, Steve, Esmonde Levy, Alice, Allston, and William DuPre, and Hannah and Dow Harrelson; great-granddaughter Mary Clare Delaunois; brother Harvey D. Harrelson and his wife, Abby; and nieces and nephews in the United States, Europe, and Great Britain. Faye Halford, his eldest niece, and her husband, Jimmy, were special friends to him. He is deeply missed already.

Burial was in Sumter Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to United Ministries of Sumter County, P.O. Box 1017, Sumter, SC 29151.

An online guest book is available at www.sumterfunerals.com.


January 7, 2010

Lewis Harmon Sr.

84, veteran worked for IP

Lewis Chandler Harmon Sr. of Georgetown died Dec. 29 at Morningside. He was 84.

He was born in Union, a son of Lewis and Sidney Cora Harmon. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Organization.

Mr. Harmon retired from International Paper Co.’s woodlands division and was a member of 1255th Engineer Battalion Association, the VFW, Pine Tree Club and the Quarter Century Club. He was also a devoted member of Wayne United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his son, Lewis Chandler Harmon Jr. of Georgetown; his daughter, Dianne Peace and her husband, Bony, of DeBordieu; his grandchildren, Elizabeth and Hampton Peace, Wynne and Perry Peace, and Andy Peace, all of Pawleys Island; a step-grandson, Sgt. Adam Harmon and his wife, Rachel, of Hawaii; three great-grandsons, Hampton Peace V and Chandler Peace, both of Pawleys Island, and Jacob Harmon of Hawaii; one great-granddaughter, Ansley Peace of Pawleys Island; three sisters, Lelia Bassin and her husband, Mort, of California, Peggy Langley and her husband, Ellis, and Linda Greer and her husband, Hubert, all of Union; a brother, Gene and his wife, Betty, of Union; his sisters-in-law, Katherine Spence and her husband, Sam, of Augusta, Ga., Bertie Kingsmore of Union and Louise Kingsmore of Rock Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Harmon was predeceased by a his wife, Audrey Kingsmore Harmon, and a great-granddaughter, Walker Elizabeth Peace.

Graveside services were Dec. 31 in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

An online guest book is available at www.grahamfuneralhome.org.


January 7, 2010

Eileen Brooks

73, attended Precious Blood

Eileen Phyllis Brooks of Pawleys Island died Tuesday at her home. She was 73.

Born in Archbald, Penn., she was a daughter of Joseph and Penna Bernardez.

Mrs. Brooks was a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church and the Heritage Plantation women’s golf association.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Bernardez.

Mrs. Brooks is survived by her husband, Arthur Brooks of Pawleys Island; sons, Edward Brooks and wife, Katherine, of Lake Mary, Fla., and Kevin Brooks and wife, Sherry, of New York City; a daughter, Diane Hall of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Nicolas Hamm, Ashley, Max, Riley and Morgan Brooks.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Precious Blood with Father Pat Stenson officiating. Entombment will follow in the church columbarium.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice at 2591 N Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


January 7, 2010

Dr. Edward Hard

84, Mason helped children in Haiti

Dr. Edward Merrill Hard of Pawleys Island died Monday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 84.

He was born in Worthington, Ohio, a son of Earl M. and Louella Mae Hard.

Dr. Hard attended Ohio Wesleyan University, graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He was chief resident of Ohio State University, practiced in Columbus, Ohio, served as medical director for several insurance companies including Midland Mutual and Grange Life Insurance Co., was president of the American Academy of Insurance Medicine, and co-founded of International Child Care ministering to children of Haiti.

He was also a Navy veteran, a Master of Capitol City Masonic Lodge in Ohio, a member of Pawleys Island Masonic Lodge, and a member of St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church.

Dr. Hard was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Hard, and two sisters, Rosemary Kemp and Margaret Sinkey.

He is survived by his wife, June Hard, of Pawleys Island; six daughters, Kathleen Moore and husband, Patrick, of Columbus, Cynthia Tosenberger and husband, Michael, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Judith Hug of Lancaster, Ohio, Patricia Price and husband, Richard, of Newark, Ohio, the Rev. Martha Cramer and husband, Darrell, of Marysville, Ohio, and Dr. Carmel Pradel of Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren, Margaret Moore, Brendan Moore, Amy Tosenberger-Smith and husband, Timothy, Lisa Gonidakis and husband, Chris, Brian Hug and wife, Brandy, Rebecca Hug, Scott Ball and wife, Jennifer, Regan Price, Benjamin Cramer and fiancée, Julie Makowski, and Julia Cramer; and five great-grandchildren, Mikaela, Alaina, Maya, Ryann and Makenna.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church, 180 St. Paul Pl., Pawleys Island, SC 29585; or to International Child Care, PO Box 535002 Indianapolis, IN 46253-5002.

There is an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


January 7, 2010

Mary Bergdall

76, charter member of St. Peter's

Mary Bernese Willis Bergdall died Dec. 9 in Sacramento, Calif. She was 76.

She was born Jan. 1, 1923 in Federalsburg, Md., the daughter of Ethel Wright and Milton Lee Willis. She was a graduate of Randolph Macon Woman’s College and earned a master’s from Richmond Polytechnic Institute.

Mrs. Bergdall was a special education teacher in Pawleys Island and a charter member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

She and her husband, H. Luther Bergdall, pursued her interest in genealogy by publishing a family history.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Patricia D. Johnson and her husband, W. Steven, of Columbia, and Kathryn D. Broome and her husband, Claude, of Marietta, Ga.

Services were in Sacramento. Burial was in Federalsburg.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 L St., Sacramento, CA 95814; or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 65 Crooked Oak Dr. Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


January 7, 2010

Audrey Baker

73, avid golfer

Audrey L. Baker died Dec. 31. She was 73.

Mrs. Baker was born in Staten Island, N.Y., on Dec. 25, 1926.

A former resident of Sea Girt, N.J., and Briarcliffe Acres in Myrtle Beach, she was an avid golfer and member of Myrtlewood and Tradition golf courses.

She is survived by two daughters, Brooke P. Baker and Pamela L. Israel both of Pawleys Island; a grandson, Drew Israel of Los Angeles, Calif.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Porter Stannard of Mount Pleasant.

There is an online guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.


January 7, 2010

William Gibson

78, retired IBM executive

William E. Gibson of Litchfield Country Club, a retired IBM executive, died Jan. 1 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 78.

He was born Feb. 22, 1931, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the son of William and Winifred Agnes Gibson.

He married Lois Darling in Pleasant Valley, N.Y., in 1950.

Mr. Gibson graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1953 and went to work for IBM the next year. He worked for IBM at offices in Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Fishkill and Armonk, N.Y., as well as its Paris office.

He retired as IBM’s director of purchasing in 1989.

He and his wife moved to Pawleys Island in 1991.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 11028, the Elks Club of Murrells Inlet, a golfing member of Litchfield Country Club and a volunteer of the Angels and Hammers Organization.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Kevin Gibson and his wife, Kate, and Dennis Gibson and his wife, Megan; a daughter, Susan Lawton and her husband, Gary; and six grandchildren, Sean, Patrick, Colleen and Jennifer Gibson and Elizabeth and John Lawton.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.

Memorials may be made to Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 1633 Waverly Rd., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


January 7, 2010

Norman Anderson

62, served on Premier Bank board

Norman Michael Anderson of Pawleys Island died Wednesday at Tidelands Hospice House. He was 62.

He was born in Washington, D.C., a son of Robert C. and Norma V. Anderson. He was a 1965 graduate of Oxon Hill High School, a 1969 graduate of East Tennessee State University, and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.

Mr. Anderson was founder of Michael Anderson Associates, Inc., and served on the board of directors of Premier Bank in Atlanta.

In addition to his mother of Pawleys Island, he is survived by a daughter, Alexandra Anderson of Social Circle, Ga.; a brother, Robert C. Anderson Jr. and wife, Karol L., of Pawleys Island; a niece, Ashleigh A. Anderson; and a nephew, Robert C. Anderson III.

Services will be held at a later date.

There is an online guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


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