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December 22

Dr. Jesse Tate

Dentist served in B-24 in World War II

Jesse Howard Tate of North Litchfield and Greenville, a retired dentist, died Tuesday at Georgetown Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

He was born in Rock Hill, the son of Fred and Alta Tate. He was a master sergeant in the Army Air Force during World War II, and served as a waist and tail gunner in a B-24 Liberator nicknamed the “Raidin’ Maiden.” It was part of the 406th Bombardment Squardon of the Eighth Air Force.

He graduated from of Furman University and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Dr. Tate practiced dentistry for 32 years in Greenville.

He was married for 38 years to Nona Lindsey Tate, who died in 1987. He was then married for 16 years to Katherine Jones Armstrong Tate. She died in 2005.

He is survived by three children: Jesse Howard Tate Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Greenville, Victoria Lindsey Tate McGuire and her husband, John Paul, of Greenville, and Catherine Ann Tate of Simpsonville; and five grandchildren, Rebecca Tate Harp of Camas, Wash., Leslie Tate Harmon and Hannah Lindsey Tate of Greenville, John Paul McGuire Jr. of Brevard, N.C. and Matthew Scott McGuire of San Antonio, Texas.; and three great-grandchildren: Cayden Jesse Harp, Avery Elizabeth Harp and Emilyn Gene Harp of Camas.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Christ the King Waccamaw Episcopal Church. Burial with military honors will be in Greenville on Dec. 23.

Memorials can be made to the Live With It Well grief ministry at P.M.B. 176, 1413 Highway 17 S, Surfside Beach, SC 29575, or Christ the King Waccamaw Episcopal Church.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Fern McConville

Army nurse in World War II

Fern Ellen Murray McConville of Litchfield Country Club died Sunday at Tidelands Community Hospice. She was 88.

She was born in Fitchburg, Mass., the daughter of James and Lily Murray. Mrs. McConville was an Army nurse who served in World War II.

She was married to the late Robert McConville.

She is survived by a son, Douglas E. McConville and his wife, Jo Anne, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a daughter, Patricia A. Ferris and her husband, Donald, of Southborough, Mass.; three brothers, Calton Murray of Gardner, Mass., Richard Murray of The Dalles, Ore., and Robert Murray of Thornwood, N.Y.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A brother, Thomas Murray, died before her.

A gathering of friends was held Wednesday at Goldfinch Funeral Home’s Litchfield/Pawleys Chapel.

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

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Bertha Chandler

Restored China Grove plantation

Bertha Cox Chandler of Charlotte died Saturday at the Levine Dickson Hospice House, Huntersville, N.C., with her daughter, Bruce Chandler, and nieces, Janine Zurcher and Janice Woodruff, by her side. She was 94.

She was born June 30, 1918, in Pamplico, the daughter of Robert Harllee Cox and May Ruth Hyman Cox.

Mrs. Chandler was married to the late Benjamin McCrea “Jack” Chandler.

She and her husband were farmers and lovers of the land and woods. They spent their lives restoring the land and the house on China Grove Plantation in Georgetown County.

Mrs. Chandler was a well-regarded genealogist and a member of the Daughters of the American Colonists and the Colonial Dames, in which she served in many offices, including chaplain, from 1985-2001. She was awarded the registrar emeritus honor in 2007.

She was a member of Union United Methodist Church where she served as Sunday school teacher, Methodist Youth Fellowship leader, historian and a member and officer in the Women’s Missionary Society.

Mrs. Chandler maintained an active and healthy life until she contracted shingles almost four years ago and had since suffered extreme pain daily.

Her last mission was to implore every person to get a shingles vaccination at the earliest age possible.

Her family thanked Mrs. Chandler’s special caretakers throughout her life: Dr. George Varn, Dr. Alan Thalinger and his nurse Corrine, and Dr. David Grabeman.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her sister, Doreen Copeland of Florence; her grandchildren, Suzanne Marie (Bobby), Bertha Walker (David), and John Chandler Fernandez (Brandi Tonnesen), all of Charlotte; three great-granddaughters, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Three brothers, Robert Harllee Cox Jr., Willie Lee Cox and Marion Gene Cox, two sisters, Edna Mae Cox Bryan and Mildred Cox Richardson, and her infant son, Johnson McCrea Chandler, died before her.

Services were held Wednesday at Union United Methodist Church in Hemingway.

Memorials may be made to the Benjamin McCrea Chandler Cemetery Fund at Union United Methodist Church; McLeod Hospice House, 1203 Cheves St., Florence SC 29506; Tidelands Hospice House, 1139 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440; or Levine Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstorey Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078.

There is a guestbook at morris-funeralhome.com.

Steve Sikula

Retired from General Electric

Steve J. Sikula of the Lakes at Litchfield died Friday. He was 69.

He was born in New York City, the son of John and Anna Sikula. He served in the Army in the Vietnam War.

Mr. Sikula was retired from General Electric and lived in Leonardo, N.J., before moving to Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach 15 years ago with his late wife, Madelon. He especially enjoyed shagging, his family said.

He is survived by three nephews, Kenneth Sikula, Thomas Sikula and Michael Cleator; four nieces, Sue Anne S. Pape, Katrine S. Siebel, Alyson Stark and Dana Amoroso; and a sister-in-law, Frances Sikula.

In addition to his parents and his wife, a brother, John Sikula, also died before him.

Services will be announced.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


December 15

Andrew Brewington

Retired meteorologist

Andrew William Brewington of Georgetown, a retired meteorologist, died Saturday at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He was 63.

He was born July 6, 1948, in Chesterfield, the son of Andrew W. Brewington Sr. and Louise Barr Brewington. He was educated in Chesterfield County public schools.

He served in the Air Force, then worked as a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Waccamaw Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lonnie Brewington; his children: Bobbi Frisby of Palmer, Alaska, Andrew Brewington III of Desoto, Texas, and Adrian Brewington of Indianapolis.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 20 at St. Paul’s Waccamaw Methodist Church.

Juliet Brice

Litchfield summer resident

Juliet Ward Brice of Rock Hill, a long-time Inlet Point summer resident, died Saturday at her home. She was 82.

She was born in Rock Hill, the daughter of Dr. William B. Ward Sr. and Etta Vaughn Ward. She graduated in 1946 from Winthrop Training School and also received a bachelor’s degree from Winthrop College.

She was married to the late Dr. Joseph Miller Brice Jr.

Mrs. Brice was a life long member of First ARP Church. She was a charter member of the Debutante Club of Rock Hill, a member of the Junior Welfare League and the Perihelion Book Club. She was also the past president of the York County Medical Society Auxiliary and a member of the Bible Study Fellowship.

She is survived by her daughters, Juliet Brice and her husband, John Benton, Mary Brice Landstreet and her husband, John, and Elizabeth Brice Leach, all of Rock Hill; her brothers, Dr. Jack Ward and his wife, Dicksie, and Dr. Bob Ward and his wife, Teeny, all of Rock Hill, Dr. Tommy Ward and his wife, Kaye, of Roanoke, Va., and Dr. Johnny Ward and his wife, Nini of Columbia; her sisters, Jane Ward and her husband, Dr. Harry Gregorie, of Charleston, Mary Ward and her husband, Jimmy Maners, of Rock Hill, and Ann Ward and her husband, Dr. Billy Houck, of Florence; her five grandchildren, John Landstreet, Brice Landstreet, Juliet Leach, Grafton Ward Leach, and Miller Brice Leach, all of Rock Hill.

A son, Joseph Miller Brice III, died before her.

A memorial service was Monday at First ARP Church.

Memorials may be made to the WB Ward Scholarship Fund, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill, SC, 29732 or First ARP Church, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Pete Hoppin

Flew B-24s over Europe

Peter Charles Gilbert Hoppin of Pawleys Island died Tuesday at Carolinas Medical Center. He was 82.

Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he was a son of the Gilbert and Edith Hoppin. He was a retired civil service contract negotiator.

Mr. Hoppin was an Air Force combat pilot in World War II and the Korean War. He flew B-24s with the 446th Bomb Group in Europe during World War II. Later he flew B-52s with the Strategic Air Command.

He was a member of All Saints Parish.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie June Hoppin; a son, Robert Chambers Hoppin and his wife, Cheryl, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; two daughters, Cynthia June Shuler and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Jon Shuler, of Pawleys Island and Sandra Gale Stigant of Indian Land, ; grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Hoppin, David and Mandy Stigant, Christopher and Joel Shuler and Jessica Shuler Hoffmann; great- grandchildren, Megan Stigant, Makenzie Hoffmann, Christopher and Blakeley Shuler and Emma June Hoppin.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 16 at All Saints Church by the Rev. Shuler. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfunerahome.com.

Mark McElroy

Industrial welder

David Mark McElroy of Columbia died Dec. 6. He was 54.

He was born Jan. 25, 1957, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He attended Pampa High School in Pampa, Texas, and served in the Navy on the submarine tender USS Sperry.

He was an industrial welder who worked in the construction business.

Embodying the spirit of the wild west, Mr. McElroy was known for his true grit, his mischievous laugh, his pranks and his sense of fun, his family recalled. He was an inspiration to many during his years in recovery.

He is survived by his parents, William M. and Jean D. McElroy of Pawleys Island and Rhea Lee Bonner Ward and Vincent P. Ward of Columbia; his siblings, Rhea Ann Merck of Columbia and Christopher Lee McElroy of Lexington; his son, Kyle Mark McElroy; his nieces Caitlin and Rebekah Merck and Allison McElroy; and his nephew Matthew McElroy; and his many loving family members in Texas and on both coasts.

A memorial service was held Dec. 11 at Providence Presbyterian Church in West Columbia.

Memorials may be made to Harvest Hope Food Bank or Central Carolina Region Narcotics Anonymous.

Expressions of sympathy for his family may be left at southcarolinacremation.com.

Florence Munnerlyn

Served on church board

Florence Syndab Munnerlyn of Pawleys Island, a retired cook, died Dec. 8 at Georgetown Healthcare. She was 89.

She was born April 8, 1922, in Pawleys Island, the daughter of Charles B. Burroughs and Florence Syndab. She was educated in the Georgetown County public schools and worked as a cook.

She was married to the late Wilbur Munnerlyn.

Mrs. Munnerlyn was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, where she served on the trustee board and the kitchen committee.

She is survived by her grandchildren, André Pyatt of San Diego, Shondell Munnerlyn Nash of Fort Mill, Samuel Munnerllyn II and Mario Munnerlyn of Columbia, and Kelvin Funnye of Georgetown; a sister, Mabel King of Whiteville, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Mercedes Munnerlyn of Pawleys Island; her great-grandchildren, Ahmez, Alia, Ashonti, Ayanah, Aaron, Samuel III, Livia, James, Ashley, Madison and Kelvin II.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


December 8

Larry C. Johnson

Head of hospital plant operations

Larry Claude Johnson of Pawleys Island, director of plant operations at Georgetown Memorial Hospital, died Sunday at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was 62.

Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 4, 1949, in Georgetown, a son of James Claude Johnson and Asdis Fingigerdur Samundsdottir Johnson. He attended Georgetown County schools and served in the Army in Vietnam.

Mr. Johnson was hired in 1972 as a plumber at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He was a certified hospital facilities manager and a member of the S. C. Hospital Association, the American Hospital Association, the Indoor Air Quality Council, the National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers and Life Safety Code Specialists.

He is survived by his wife Linda Michau Johnson; a son, Chris Johnson of Charlotte; a daughter, Candace Kennedy of Pawleys Island; five brothers, John Johnson and James Johnson, both of Texas, Herbert Johnson, Ralph Johnson and Joey Johnson, all of Georgetown; a sister, Mary Ann Cribb of Charleston; a granddaughter, Samantha Kennedy of Pawleys Island; and a niece and three nephews.

Memorial services were Wednesday at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home. There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Georgetown Memorial Hospital, 606 Black River Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440, or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 W. Evergreen Ave., Suite 204, Chicago, IL 60642.

Isabel H. Nichols

Had home at DeBordieu

Isabel Heinitsh Nichols, a part-time DeBordieu resident, died Dec. 1 after an illness. She was 68.

She and her husband of almost 49 years, John LeRoy Nichols Jr., lived in Brevard and Lake Toxaway, N.C., since 1964.

She was born Dec. 4, 1942, in Columbia, the daughter of Isabel Sloan and Reginald Davies Heinitsh, and granddaughter of Isabel Whaley and John Trimmier Sloan and Agnes Walker and Reginald Davies Heinitsh Sr., all of Columbia.

After graduating from Dreher High School in 1961, she attended the University of South Carolina. While in school, she assisted her grandmother and Simpson Zimmerman with Mrs. Sloan’s Dancing School, an institution in Columbia for almost 75 years.

She and her husband, Nick Nichols from Sumter, were married and lived in Columbia for several years before moving to Lake Toxaway. Her favorite pastimes were spending time with her family and playing tennis and bridge with her friends who meant so much to her. In the past few years they spent much of their time at their home in DeBordieu.

Mrs. Nichols was a member of the Western Carolina Community Foundation and was instrumental in founding its affiliate, the Transylvania Endowment. In Brevard, she served on the board of the Free Clinic which provided medical assistance to those in need.

She grew up in Columbia as a member of Trinity Cathedral and in Brevard she was a member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and was a past president of St. Philip’s Episcopal Churchwomen. She was also a member of the Assembly in Columbia, and active in numerous civic organizations in North and South Carolina.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children; Isabel Nichols Roberts and her husband, Des, and John LeRoy Nichols III and his wife, Mish; her grandchildren, Isabel and Ellen Roberts and Sloan, Shea and Whaley Nichols, all of Charlotte; a sister, Agnes Heinitsh Willcox of Florence; two brothers, Reginald Davies Heinitsh Jr. of Brevard and Lake Toxaway, and John Sloan Heinitsh and his wife, Julie, of Brevard; and a brother-in-law, Brogdon Nichols and his wife, Gail, of LaGrange, Ga.

Services were held Saturday at St. Philips Episcopal Church.

Memorials may be made to Transylvania Regional Foundation, P. O. Box 2440, Brevard, NC 28712


December 1

Kitty Timmons

Part-time Litchfield Beach resident

Kathyrn Wells Timmons, a part-time Litchfield Beach resident, died peacefully at her home in Greenville Nov. 23. She was 84.

She was born in Greenville, a daughter of Charles Watkins Wells and Margaret Stokes Wells. She graduated from Greenville High School and Furman University.

She was married to Charles McDonald Timmons, who died in 1998. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville.

Mrs. Timmons was a board member of the Sarah Gossett Home, member of the Furman Advisory Council and Christ Church Episcopal School Board of Visitors. Her many activities included the Daughters of the American Revolution, Quadrille Dance Club, Carillon Dance Club, Poinsett Club, Greenville Country Club, Wildwood Garden Club and the Greenville Women’s Club.

One of her greatest joys was sharing her homes in Greenville and Litchfield Beach with friends and family.

She is survived by three sons, Charles McDonald Timmons Jr. and his wife, Sherri, Neill McLeod Timmons and Allen Wells Timmons and his wife, Ava, all of Greenville; six grandchildren, Charles M. Timmons III, Neill M. Timmons Jr., Kathryn Lee Timmons, Victoria Wells Timmons, Allen W. Timmons Jr. and Hamlin Ava Timmons; and a special and devoted friend, Nathaniel Robinson.

A brother, Colonial James C. Wells, died before her.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Sarah Gossett Home, 27 Conestee Ave., Greenville, SC 29605, First Baptist Church, 847 Cleveland St., Greenville, SC 29601; Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613 or the charity of one’s choice.

There is a guestbook at thomasmcafee.com.

Priscilla Bowers

Former Methodist Church secretary

Priscilla Shorter Bowers of North Litchfield died Nov. 24 at Tidelands Community Hospice. She was 71.

She was born in Florence County, the daughter of Raleigh Wilburn and Bertha McElveen Shorter. She graduated from McClenaghan High School and attended High Point College. She worked for Sonoco Products and later served as secretary for the Hartsville District office of the United Methodist Church. She worked in real estate after that.

Mrs. Bowers was a volunteer with the Red Cross in Florence. She was the first Brownie leader at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Hartsville. At Pawleys Island, she was involved with Baskervill Ministries.

She was secretary of the United Methodist Women, and taught Bible and Sunday school classes.

Her hobbies included walking the beach, cruising in a pontoon boat, bridge and knitting.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Roy L. Bowers; two daughters, Kathryn B. Wells and her husband, Chris, of Flower Mound, Texas, and Celeste B. Harris and her husband, Joel, of Hartsville; three grandchildren, Katy Wells, Emily Anne Harris and Will Harris; and her dog, Who You.

Her sister, Judith Dianne Shorter, died before her.

Funeral services were Saturday in Florence.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church, 180 St. Paul Pl., Pawleys Island, SC 29585, or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

The is a guestbook at stoudenmiredowling.com.


November 24

John Lattin

Retired tool and die maker

John James Lattin of Pawleys Island died Saturday at Mount Pleasant Manor. He was 85.

He was born Sept. 28, 1926 in Baltimore, a son of the late David Leslie Lattin and Elizabeth Pedone Lattin.

He grew up in Baltimore and served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Lattin was a retired tool and die maker. He was a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Nannie Watkins Lattin; three sons, Les Lattin and his wife, Connie, David Lattin and his wife, Sue, of Maryland, and John Lattin and his wife, Diane, of Georgia; a daughter, Janet Tyler and her husband, John, of Maryland; a brother, Joe Lattin and his wife, Peg, of Maryland; two sisters, Betty Haviland of Michigan and Mary Duvall and her husband, Buttons, of Arizona; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.The services were conducted by the Rev. Patrick J. Stenson.

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

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Cliff Rusch

Leader in Waccamaw Neck civic groups

Clifford Howard Rusch Jr. of Litchfield Country Club, a leader in local civic groups, died Monday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 80.

Born in Bronxville, N.Y., he was the son of Clifford and Margaret Rusch. He served in the Army and work for the city of Alexandria, Va., for over 25 years.

Mr. Rusch was a past president of the Waccamaw Neck Civic Association and the Waccamaw Neck Council of Property Owners Associations.

He served on a study committee that looked at ways to improve traffic conditions on Highway 17, many of which were later adopted by Georgetown County and the state Department of Transportation.

He was a devoted tennis player and an avid history buff.

Mr. Rusch attended All Saints Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet; a son, Kevin C. Rusch of Arlington; two daughters, Kimberly Rusch and her husband, Norman Getsinger, and Melissa Tidwell and her husband, Scott, all of Charlotte; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Janet Coberly and her husband, Neal, of California, Margot Allison of Connecticut and Ellen Brecher and her husband, Howard, of New York; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 26 at the old All Saints church.

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

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Patricia Stockholm

Former River Club resident

Patricia Stockholm of Bellbrook, Ohio, a former River Club resident, died Nov. 15 at Hospice of Dayton. She was 81.

She was born Dec. 5, 1929, in Verdigre, Neb., the daughter of Adam and Mary Wesselman Stoural.

She was married for 53 years to the late Donald Stockholm.

She was remembered for being a selfless giver and a strong, independent woman who was very charitable to various organizations.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and volunteered in the library and during book fairs.

Her family brought her the most enjoyment in her life.

She is survived by her children, Bob and his wife, Terry, of Spring Valley, Ohio, John and his wife, Diana, of Carmel, Ind., and Julie Kleinert and her husband, Murray, of Fenton, Mich.; her daughter-in-law, Barbara Schoenberger of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Mary Sue, and sister, Dorothy Jacot, died before her.

Funeral services were Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Church.

There is a guestbook at connerandkoch.com.


November 3

Claus Plath

Retired executive with logistics firm

Claus Christian Plath of the River Club, a former executive of a global logistics firm, died Oct. 26 at his home following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 79.

He was born on Oct. 22, 1932, in Esens, Germany, the son of Alwin and Ilse Koehler Plath. He was the stepson of Gertrud “Trudi” Plath.

Educated in Germany, he began his business career in 1955 with Kuehne & Nagel, one of the largest international logistics companies. Fluent in German, English and French, he spent five years representing the company in Lattakia, Syria, Cairo and Tehran. While in Cairo, he met his future wife, Heike Petersen Plath, in 1961. Following their wedding in Toronto the next year, they settled in Duesseldorf for a year.

In August 1963, Mr. Plath accepted an offer from K & N to become the liaison officer for the German military and NATO in Washington, D.C.

In 1973 he transferred to Baltimore and in 1981 he went to work for Panalpina, a Swiss logistics company, managing their Baltimore office until his retirement in 1997 as vice president.

Mr. Plath was an avid reader, a lover of classical music and a patron of the Pawleys Island Festival of Music in earlier years. He played violin as a youngster, was an accomplished athlete in his youth; a track and field star, gymnast and competitive field hockey player.

He had a great sense of humor and was very social. He was remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and a loyal friend to many.

In addition to his wife of 49 years he is survived by two daughters, Karen J. Plath and Christine C. Plath Lawson and her husband, Chuck; his granddaughters, Mackenzie Elizabeth Lawson and Emma Claire Lawson of Charlottesville, Va.; and four siblings, Brigitte, Michael, Nicole and Annette and their 11 children, all of whom reside in Germany.

Two brothers, Peter Plath and Arne Plath, died before him.

A memorial service will be held Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. in the Litchfield by the Sea Beach Clubhouse. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621 or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


October 27

Allan Brock

Retired accountant

Allan Eugene Brock III of North Litchfield, a retired accountant, died Saturday after a recent surgery.

He was born in Takoma Park, Md., the son of Allan Eugene Brock Jr. and Ann Louise Orchard Brock.

He grew up in Summerton, where he graduated from Summerton High School. He served in the Navy during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. After his service, he graduated from the University of South Carolina with a master’s degree in accounting. He joined the IRS as an agent in Greensboro, N.C., and Hartsville.

Mr. Brock worked at International Minerals and Chemicals in Hartsville and Atlanta for many years then became the corporate controller for Coker’s Pedigreed Seed Co. in Hartsville before going into private practice in Litchfield Beach. He retired from his accounting practice a few years ago.

He was married to Nancy Lee Hensley Brock and had four daughters, Debra Allyn Brock Stewart, Vicki Ann Brock Arthur, Elizabeth Leanne Brock Reynolds and Kimberly Gene Brock.

He is survived by his second wife of 21 years, Barbara Farmer Brock, with a blended family of three stepchildren: Michael Douglas Farmer, Donna Farmer Lemery and Lynn Farmer McDuffie along with 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He enjoyed spending time with his wife and traveling together with friends. He was a member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church. He loved his church and looked forward to his Sunday School class each week. He will be missed for his sharp sense of humor and his devotion to family and friends.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to the church, 9967 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island SC 29585, or your favorite charity.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Leora Hileman

Received award as tax volunteer

Leora Mae Bass Hileman of Hagley Estates, a longtime volunteer in the AARP tax preparation program, died Sunday at the Medical University of South Carolina following complications from surgery. She was 77.

She was born July 31, 1934, in Chicago, the daughter of Lucille McFadden and Alden Bass. She was the stepdaughter of J. Edward Hanna. She grew up in Cadiz, Ohio. She was active in the marching band, theater and won the Prince of Peace award for public speaking. Upon graduation from Cadiz High School in 1952, she moved to Washington, D.C. She worked for the FBI and Washington Loan and Trust Co., where she first met her husband, Bob. They married in 1953.

Shortly afterward, she went to work for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board in the Office of General Counsel which she left in 1959 to raise her family.

She developed many lasting friendships, and served numerous volunteer roles including president of the PTA. In 1985, the Hilemans retired to Pawleys Island, where they enjoyed 26 years of retirement together. Being blessed with good health and early retirement enabled them to continue to serve others in volunteer work.

Mrs. Hileman was a tax volunteer with the AARP Foundation and received the Jan Cooper Award for 21 years of exemplary service.

She was a member of the Cadiz-Moravian Trail Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She had many passions including bridge, golf, genealogy, reading and supporting her favorite football teams: the Washington Redskins and Ohio State Buckeyes.

She was remembered as a wonderful, loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and friend to many throughout the course of her life. She truly cherished her Cadiz Cardinal friends along with her many Maryland and South Carolina friends and neighbors.

In addition to her husband of 58 years, she is survived by a son, Tim and his wife, Laurie, of Charlotte; a daughter, Faith Barnes and her husband, Joseph, of Smithfield, Va.; grandchildren Kelly and Brooke Hileman and Joseph IV and Robert Barnes; a brother, Joel Bass and his wife, Shirley, of College Park, Ga.; a nephew, Craig Bass of Georgia; brother in law, Melvin Hileman and his wife, Elizabeth, of Pawleys Island; a niece, Victoria Hileman of North Carolina, and a nephew, Scott Hileman of Tennessee.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Litchfield-Pawleys Island Chapel of Goldfinch Funeral Home by the Rev. Frank Holsclaw. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Cadiz Union Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of the Waccamaw Library, P.O. Box 1152, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Edward Watson

Worked for Miller Brewing

Edward Charles Watson of Murrells Inlet died Sunday at his home. He was 61.

He was born on Feb. 1, 1950 in Marion, a son of Edward Garland Watson and Peggy Lassiter Watson. He grew up in Marion and later moved to Andrews, where he graduated from Andrews High School. He graduated from Francis Marion University and worked for Miller Brewing Co. in Albany, Ga.

He returned to the beach area over 20 years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria McConnell Watson of Murrells Inlet; a daughter, Leslie Watson McCants and her husband, Michael, of Andrews; a grandson, Peyton E. McCants of Andrews; a brother-in-law, Kenny McConnell and his wife, Debbie, of Georgetown; his mother-in-law, Virginia F. McConnell of Andrews; and a nephew, Jim Cline and his wife, Tammy, of Murrells Inlet.

Memorial services was held Oct. 27 at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home by the Rev. David Marcy.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Coastal Conservation Association, 3037-B McNaughton Dr., Columbia, SC 29223.

There is a guestbook atmayerfuneralhome.com.


October 13

Donald Lacy

Retired engineer played in concert band

Donald Lester Lacy, a computer engineer and member of the Pawleys Island Concert Band, died Sept. 25. He was 74.

He was born June 21, 1937, in Newark, N.J., the son of Lester Yenawine and Luella Shively Covalt Lacy. His father was a part of the team that created the sound spectrograph. In 1951, the family returned to their farming roots in Kansas, Ill. Mr. Lacy graduated from Kansas High School.

Mr. Lacy earned bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and a master's in computer and communications science at the University of Michigan.

While at the University of Illinois, Mr. Lacy played clarinet with the Marching Illini Band. It was a passion he continued all his life, frequently returning to march with band alumni during the annual homecoming halftime show. The Marching Illini dedicated their 101st homecoming halftime show to him on Sept. 30.

Mr. Lacy’s career spanned more than 40 years in engineering management positions with Western Digital, Digital Equipment and Rockwell International. He led development of logic simulation and design, software and automation projects during the pioneering years of the computing industry.

Mr. Lacy also taught computer science at universities and community colleges, including Horry Georgetown Technical College. He was a member of the International Electronic and Electrical Engineers. He lived in Orange County, Calif., for nearly 40 years, where Mr. Lacy and his wife, Patricia Hart Jennelle Lacy, raised their family.

An active member of the local community, Mr. Lacy belonged to the Pawleys Island Concert Band, marking the July 4th and Christmas shows as highlights of every year.

Mr. Lacy served on the board at the All Souls Waccamaw Unitarian Universalist Church, including serving as president of the congregation. Under Mr. Lacy’s leadership, the church grew membership and began charitable outreach throughout the region.

Mr. Lacy was also active in the Winyah Rivers Foundation and the Sierra Club. His other interests included building model train sets and scenes, Disney memorabilia, and a voracious appetite for science and history.

He believed in the dignity and worth of every individual.

In addition to his wife of 47 years, he is survived by his daughters Deborah Ann Lacy and Beverly Jeanne Lacy and her husband, Todd Dorman; his grandsons Daniel Townsend Dorman and William Lacy Dorman; and his sisters Mary Ann Lacy Hood, and Susan Lacy Moore.

A memorial service was held Oct. 9 at 4:30 p.m. at Inlet Affairs. The Pawleys Island Concert Band played.

Memorials may be made to the University of Illinois Marching Illini Instrument Fund, by sending them to Rebekka Kaupat, University of Illinois Bands, 1103 South Sixth St., Champaign, IL 61820. Please note that the gift is to be used for the Marching Illini Instrument Fund in Donald Lacy's honor.

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October 6

John Stedman

Chemist became Marion businessman

John Alexander Stedman, 89, of the Lakes at Litchfield and Murrells Inlet and formerly of Marion, died Tuesday at Waccamaw Community Hospital after a brief illness. He was 89.

He was born Jan. 3, 1922, in Arlington, N.J., the son of C.A. and Gladys Stedman of Montclair.

He married Lurline Byars “Teedie” Stedman in 1948 and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage.

Mr. Stedman was a decorated Army veteran of World War II. He served in Gen. George Patton’s Third Army before his unit was captured and sent to a POW camp in Parchim, Germany.

On his return to the U.S., he completed his studies at the University of North Carolina where he earned a degree in chemical engineering. He worked for DuPont in Arlington and Parkersburg, W.Va., before moving to Marion where he joined his father-in-law at Byars Motor Co. He also owned and operated Planters Hardware in Marion until his retirement in 1986.

Mr. Stedman was active in the Lions Club, serving as president of the Marion club and director of the South Carolina Eastern District. A member of the board for Pee Dee Academy in Mullins for many years, he also was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Marion before relocating to Murrells Inlet.

An avid golfer and fisherman, Mr. Stedman was formerly a member of Dusty Hills Country Club in Marion where he served on the board, Litchfield and Wachesaw Country Clubs and a charter member of Cypress Creek River Club in Marion.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lurline Fishburne and her husband, Henry, of Charleston; sons Alex and his wife, Kathy, of Marion, Pat of Marion, and Warren and his wife, Beth, of Murrells Inlet; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth Fishburne Morganand her husband, Spencer, of Arlington, Va.; William Fishburne of Charleston, Mary Fishburne of Charleston, Ruth Stedman Sigmon and her husband, Brian, of Mount Pleasant, Parris Stedman of Columbia, Laura Stedman of Charleston, Ryan Patterson of Charleston and Elizabeth Stedman of Murrells Inlet.

He is also survived by his sister Gladys S. Joyner of Lakeland, Fla., a brother-in-law, Dr. John Byars and his wife, Ellen, of Murrells Inlet, and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. The family will receive friends following the service at the Stedman home at 901 N. Main St. in Marion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 990, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or to the Salvation Army of Georgetown at donate.salvationarmyusa.org.

There is a guest book at richardsonfuneralhomeofmarion.com.


Larry Hines

Knoxville, Tenn., resident

Larry Paul Hines of Knoxville, Tenn., died Sept. 21 in Cincinnati of natural causes. He was 52.

He was born May 15, 1959, in Knoxville. He was the son of Lena Ruth Hines and Robert G. Hines and wife, Lola, of Pawleys Plantation. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Mars Hill College in 1983.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Gary Hines; a sister, Suzanne Hines Keck and her husband, Richard; two stepsisters, Ruthie Cole and Elizabeth Edwards; and two nieces, Alex Moore and Savannah Keck.

Funeral services were Sept. 29 in Knoxville.

Memorials may be made to Childhelp Tennessee, 2505 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, 37919 and First Baptist Church Knoxville Youth Ministries.


Hugh M. 'Beef' Efird II

President of manufacturing firm

Hugh Martin “Beef” Efird II of Charlotte and Marshville, N.C., a businessman who was a part-time Litchfield resident, died Sunday in Murrells Inlet. He was 87.

He was born June 24, 1924, in Charlotte, the son of Joseph Bivens and Elizabeth Withers Efird. While growing up in Charlotte he attended Miss Flornice’s Kindergarten, Myers Park Grammar School and Alexander Graham Junior High. He graduated from Woodberry Forest School where he was involved with wrestling and football and was a member of the “W” Club. He went on to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attained a degree in commerce. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Frat Rep for “Hey” How You Day. His athletic prowess landed him on the varsity wrestling squad in the Unlimited Class Division.

During World War II he served in the Navy on the escort aircraft carrier Bogue as a radar man and was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation with a battle star.

He was baptized in the First Baptist Church and moved by letter to Myers Park Baptist Church after completing his education.

Mr. Efird had been vice-president of Efird’s Department Stores and the Charlotte Mercantile Co. He was current president of Polkton Manufacturing Co. and a director of Southern Fabricators.

He had served as a board member of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and was president and director of Litchfield Villas.

He was a member of the Charlotte City Club, Charlotte Country Club, Litchfield Country Club and was a charter member of Quail Hollow Country Club.

Mr. Efird and his associates were instrumental in bringing Anson Technical College to Polkton. Additional involvements included being a Cub Scout master, memberships in the Ace of Clubs, Knights of the Carousel and Men’s Apparel Club of the Carolinas.

He is survived by his children, Hugh Martin Efird Jr., Aaron Hardwick Efird and his wife, Len, and Catharine Ellen Efird Gould; his sister, Elizabeth Efird Raby; and grandchildren, Carson Efird Westerlund and her husband, Joe, Bonnie Efird, Katie Gould, Lauren Gould, Elizabeth Gould, and Carrie Gould. He is also survived by his beloved friend Jill Baugh Roberts.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Myers Park Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Interment in the Efird plot at Elmwood Cemetery will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.

There is a guest book at harryandbryantfuneralhome.com.


Carolyn Bobilin

Former herb society president

Carolyn Brenner Bobilin of Greenwood, a former Pawleys Island area resident, died Saturday. She was 80.

She was born in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Nevin T. Brenner and Helen Snivley Brenner. She graduated from Linden Hall Junior College and completed one year of studies at Western Maryland College.

She was a champion for the underdog and faithfully worked many years with the handicapped, disadvantaged and abused children in special education and foster care.

Mrs. Bobilin and her husband lived at Heritage Plantation for several years. She was a past president of the Lowcountry Herb Society. She was very active in various Methodist churches and was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Greenwood.

She is survived by her husband, Theodore Bobilin; two daughters, Linda Crow and her husband, Ross, of Columbia and Patricia Bobilin of Suwanee, Ga.; a sister, Kathryn Goodrow of Pittsburgh; and a brother, Nevin Brenner of Phoenix.

A private family service will be held.

Memorials may be sent to Wesley Commons, 1110 Marshall Rd., Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Main Street United Methodist Church, 211 North Main St., Greenwood, SC 29646.


September 22

James Pollock

Retired from Belk stores

James Furman Pollock of Litchfield Country Club died Sept. 16 at Tidelands Hospice House. He was 81.

He was born Feb. 12, 1930, in Jamesville, N.C., a son of Lewis Addie Pollock and Glennie Mae Scarboro Pollock. He was a 1952 graduate of Furman University and an Army veteran. He retired from Belk department stores with 40 years of service.

Mr. Pollock was a member of Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church as well as a choir member. He was a Rotary Club member and was a former member of the Georgetown Board of Education.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie B. Pollock; five children, James R. Pollock, Jeffrey L. Pollock, John B. Pollock, Lyn F. Kochie and Nancy E. Pollock; three grandchildren, James Kochie, Jennifer Kochie and Catherine Kochie; and a brother, Richard S. Pollock.

A memorial service was held Sunday at Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Church with the Rev. Alex Barron officiating.


Genevieve 'Sister' Peterkin

A voice for Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet has lost something that was as much a part of it as salt-tinged breezes and changing tides.

Genevieve Chandler Peterkin, known as “Sister,” died Sunday after a long illness. She was 83.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. today at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

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September 15

Margaret Smucker

Registered nurse

Margaret Louise Wilton Smucker of Pawleys Island died Saturday at the Lakes of Litchfield. She was 90.

She was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Belding, Mich., a daughter of Dr. Orvie Nathan Wilton and Marie Austin Reed Wilton. She was a registered nurse and graduated in 1943 from Butterworth Hospital Nursing School in Grand Rapids, Mich. She was married to the late Richard Allen Smucker.

Mrs. Smucker also lived in Pittsburgh before moving to Wedgefield Plantation in Georgetown in 1984 and Pawleys Island in 2004. She was an avid golfer and belonged to Wedgefield Country Club.

She and her husband enjoyed travel in the U.S. and abroad. Mrs. Smucker was a member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan Kaufman-Dean and her husband, Tim, of Bonita Springs, Fla.; a son, Rand R. Smucker and his wife, Maribeth, of Murrieta, Calif.; a former son-in-law, Dennis E. Kaufman of Westerville, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Carolyn M. Kaufman of New Albany, Ohio, Steve Kaufman and his wife, Elisa, of Westerville, Ohio, Amy B. Kaufman of Minneapolis and Hannah C. Smucker of Murreita.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Inurnment will be in Georgetown Presbyterian Church Columbarium.


Iris York

Retired from Asheville newspaper

Iris C. York, a former Pawleys Island area resident, died Monday in Atlanta. She was 90.

She was born Dec. 23, 1920 in Asheville, N.C., the youngest of six children. She was salutatorian of the Asheville High School Class of 1937. She graduated from Asheville-Biltmore College and went to work as a secretary for a radio station.

She started as a secretary at the Asheville Citizen-Times and retired in 1987 as assistant publisher. After retirement, she and her husband, G. Earl York, moved to Rossdhu. In 1989, they and their son, Michael, opened the George Pawley Co., which sold outdoor and garden furnishings.

The Yorks moved to Atlanta in 2009 to be closer to their grandchildren. Mr. York died in 2010. The couple had been married 69 years.

Mrs. York was a champion of adult literacy. She was president of Altrusa, a women’s professional association, in Asheville for several years. She was also an avid bridge player.

She is survived by two sons, David E. York and Michael A. York, and two grandsons, Jay York and Wilson York, all of Atlanta.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Shallow Ford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 2065 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.


September 8

Judy Keller

Avid gardener

Judy A. Keller of Hagley Estates died Saturday at her home with her husband, Albert, by her side. She was 66.

She was born in Kingston, N.Y., a daughter of Joseph Koskie and Florence Harrison. .

An avid gardener, Mrs. Keller was also an accomplished mosaic artist and an avid scrapbooker who loved fishing and boating. There was not a person who met her whom she didn’t consider a friend. Most of all, she loved and was loved by her kids and grandkids.

In addition to her parents, two step-sons, David and Gregory Keller, died before her.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jody Christie and her husband, Peter; a son, Michael Ellsworth and his wife, Dianne; step-son, Christopher Keller and his wife, Jean; step-daughter, Heidi Pecchia and her husband, Wayne; grandsons, Zachary Veith, Kenneth and Scotty Keller; granddaughters, Danielle Pecchia, Tanya Keller, Nichole Day, Kristin Steigmeler; four great-grandchildren; and her sister Penny Radel and her husband, Alfred.

The family will greet friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Goldfinch Funeral Home’s Litchfield-Pawleys Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m.

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

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


Harold McElroy

Worked for Akron newspaper

Harold Ray McElroy of Ricefields died Monday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 74.

He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of Charles William and Elva McElroy. His great granddaughter, Reagan Lacole Edwards also preceded him in death.

Mr. McElroy retired from the Akron Beacon Journal after 42 years of service.

He was the treasurer of the Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge 6 for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; his children, Colleen Sweazy and her husband, Denny, Maureen Anderson, Michele, Jamie and John Scott; his brother, Jim and his wife, Debby, of Burke, Va.; his nephew, Jeff; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home’s Litchfield-Pawleys Chapel with visitation an hour before the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a tree be planted in Harold’s memory.

There is a guest book at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


Thomas Spade

Air Force veteran

Thomas W. Spade of the River Club died Friday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 71.

He was born in Malden, Mass., the son of Clayton J. and the late Rita Spade. Mr. Spade was an Air Force veteran as well as a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife Celeste DeRain Spade, a native of Charleston; his son, Thomas M. Spade of Charleston; daughters Samantha Renee Jenkins of San Pedro, Calif., Serena Spade Churchill and her husband, Thomas, of Hanahan and Celeste Tomlyn Spade of Springfield, Va.; grandchildren Thomas Henderson Churchill IV, Stephen Joseph Churchill and Theresa Adele Churchill; sisters Katherine Niziolek and her husband, John, of Lenoir, N.C., Evelyn Randolph and her husband, Thomas, of Baton Rouge, La.; brother John David Spade and his wife, Sallie Jane, of Columbia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Another brother, Stephen George Spade, died before him.

A funeral mass was held Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Charleston with burial at St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 1633 Waverly Rd. Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or Sacred Heart CatholicChurch, 888 King St. Charleston, SC 29403.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


August 25

Marjorie Graham

Active in Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church

Marjorie Elder Graham of Pawleys Island, an active member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, died Sunday at the Lakes at Litchfield. She was 87.

She was born April 8, 1924 in Chickamauga, Ga., the daughter of John Glenn Elder and Dixie Eugenia Henderson Elder. She graduated from high school there, attended Randolph Macon Women’s College and was a graduate from the University of Chattanooga. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority and taught at Radford College in Virginia.

She appeared in summer theater in New York.

She was married to the late Thomas Hunter Graham. He was a textile executive and they lived in Cheraw, Altavista, Va., and Greensboro, N.C., before retiring to Pawleys Island, where they were active members of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church. They were active leaders in building the church.

Mrs. Graham was a co-founder of the scholarship committee, taught Sunday school, and taught and coached children in acting for years at the JOY School. For her services, she received a Life Membership Award to the Women of the Church.

Mrs. Graham served as Regent of the Winyah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was a member of the Waccamaw Garden Club, the Georgetown Historical Society and the Litchfield Country Club.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Hunter Graham II and his wife, Sarah; her grandson, Thomas Hunter Graham III; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


Sadie Clemons

Active in Methodist Church

Sadie Gamble Clemons of Pawleys Island died Saturday at Tidelands Community Hospice House. She was 88.

She was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Andrews, a daughter of William Belser Gamble and Annie Moyd Gamble. She grew up in Andrews and graduated from Andrews High School. She attended Coker College.

She was married to the late F. Ervin Clemons.

Mrs. Clemons was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Andrews and United Methodist Women. Mrs. Clemons was a member of Rosemary Garden Club and an accomplished bridge player.

She was a grandmother who had a strong relationship with her four grandchildren, her family said. She cherished her nine great-grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Frank E. Clemons and his wife, Cindy, of Georgetown; a daughter, Anne C. Phillips and her husband, Martin, of Pawleys Island; four grandchildren, Jason Clemons and his wife, Melissa, of Pawleys Island, Millicent Jordan of Mount Pleasant, Lee P. Otis and her husband, Thomas, of Charleston, and Anne P. Carter and her husband, Wes, of Murrells Inlet; and nine great-grandchildren, Jackson and Hudson Clemons, Kennedy and Ella Grace Jordan, Evelyn and Alice Otis, and Sadie, Anna and Harriett Carter.

Memorial services were held Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Marcy. Inurnment was private.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440, or Trinity United Methodist Church, 205 S. Rosemary Ave., Andrews, SC 29510.


Rosalie Budzinski

Worked for Corps of Engineers

Rosalie Joan Burghardt Budzinski of Georgetown died Aug. 21 at Tidelands Hospice House. She was 89.

She was born Nov. 9, 1921, in Goshen, N.Y., the daughter of Valentine Burghardt and Katherine Mormilo Burghardt. She was a graduate of Washington-Carver High School.

Mrs. Budzinski was a retired administrative assistant for the Army Corps of Engineers.

She married Michael Budzinski on Jan 17, 1942 and celebrated 57 years together before his death.

She is survived by two sons, Michael John Budzinski, and his companion, James Bocker and Stanley Stephen Budzinski and his wife, Carol; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Another son, Walter and his wife, Joyce, and four brothers, Otto, Joseph, Frank and Stan, died before her.

A Salute to Mom will be held at 10 a.m. today at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

There is a guestbook online at mckenziefh.com.


July 21

Dr. Bill Buck

Dentist practiced over 30 years in Myrtle Beach

Dr. William A. Buck Jr. of Hagley Estates, a retired dentist, died Monday. He was 80.

He was born March 1, 1931, in Jasper, Ala., the son of William A. Buck and Pauline Gray Buck. His father took part in the D-Day landing in Europe in 1944. He was the stepson of Thomas Pacey of Georgetown.

He graduated from Winyah High School, and was voted “most likely to succeed” in the close-knit Class of 1950. Dr. Buck served in the Navy during the Korean War on the destroyer Van Valkenburgh, which provided shore bombardment in support of the troops.

He attended Davidson College, the University of South Carolina and the Medical College of Virginia, receiving his DDS degree in 1959.

Dr. Buck practiced in Myrtle Beach for over 30 years and was loved by all his patients for his expertise, wit and chair-side manner. He provided free dental services to many through local charities.

He was a Rotarian in Myrtle Beach for over 20 years and received the Paul Harris Fellowship in 1987. His family hosted numerous exchange students from all over the world through Rotary.

Dr. Buck traveled to Russia and China in the 1970s with the People to People organization serving as an ambassador in dentistry groups teaching modern methods.

As a member of the S.C. Dental Association and the Pee Dee Dental Association, he served as directing secretary and commercial secretary for the annual meetings, then as president of the Pee Dee Dental Association in 1967-68.

He served on the state Board of Dentistry from 1973 to 1978 and served as president in 1977.

In 1978, Dr. Buck received a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. He was a member of the American Academy of Oncology and the International College of Dentists.

In 1986, he became a certified financial planner, and he enjoyed helping other dentists set up planning for their practice.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Sada Ann Cox Buck; two sons, Thomas Brewster Buck and his wife, Jamie, and John Franklin Buck and his wife, Cindy, both of Pawleys Island; a daughter Sarah Lacy Anderson and her husband, Sammy, of North Augusta; nine grandchildren, Dalt Todd, Mary Ashley Mercer, David Buck, Paulina Buck, Ward Buck, Caroline Buck, Juliet Buck, Pace Anderson and Elle Anderson; and his siblings, Terry Buck and his wife, Iris, Barbara Bianco and her husband, Joe, and Peter Buck and his wife, Rebecca.

Memorial services will be held a 3 p.m. July 21 at Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church by the Rev. Paul C. Fuener and the Rev. Andrew Morgan.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 674, Georgetown, SC 29442.


Barbara Campbell

Worked at women's clothing stores

Barbara Turner Campbell of Litchfield died July 15 at the Medical University of South Carolina after a brief but courageous and strong battle with a very aggressive leukemia.

She was the daughter of Rossini and Julia Turner of Hannah. She graduated from Hannah High School in 1962 and attended the University of South Carolina. She worked for Wellman Industries in Johnsonville as executive assistant to the president.

Mrs. Campbell was quite interested in fashion and worked at B J Thomas ladies wear in Myrtle Beach and Foxy Lady in Murrells Inlet. She later worked at DeBordieu Colony Real Estate.

She is survived by her husband, Chas Campbell of Litchfield; a sister, Linda Davis and her husband, Howard, of Borger, Texas; three brothers, Kearney Turner and his wife, Carolyn, of Lake City, Ross Turner and his wife, Stacey, of Johnsonville and Ronald Turner and his wife, Lynn, of Hemingway.

Her first husband, Charles King “Bo” Whitlock, a brother, Alfred Turner, and two sisters, Amelia Altman and Jenise Flowers, died before her.

There will be a visitation at Goldfinch Funeral Home in Murrells Inlet on July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Belin Memorial Methodist Church on July 29 at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund at Belin.

There is a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


John Sharp

Retired Ohio State professor

John W Sharp of the Tradition Club, a retired university professor, died July 15 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was 94.

He was born in Pleasant Plain, Ohio, the son of Harold and Alta Sharp. Dr. Sharp was a World War II veteran and a 70-year Mason. He was a professor emeritus at Ohio State University.

His hobbies included oil painting, fishing, and golf. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife Kathryn W. Sharp; two sons, Bradley W. Sharp and his wife, Olga, of Xenia, Ohio, and Jeffrey H. Sharp and his wife, Sue, of Hamilton, Ohio; two daughters, Judith A. Sharp and Karen Sharp Drake and her husband, David, all of Cincinnati; a sister, Donna Amstutz of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Kelly, Mike, Kevin, Julia, Sarah, Lee, and Gehrig, and two great grandchildren, Lauren and Justin.

Two brothers, Daryl and Tug, died before him.

A visitation was held Monday at Goldfinch Funeral Home’s Litchfield/Pawleys Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Ohio State University, College of Agriculture, 2120 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210.

There is a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


July 14

Edward Brandt

Championed curling as Olympic sport

Edward Atkinson Brandt of Pawleys Plantation, a businessman who helped champion the sport of curling, died Saturday at Tidelands Hospice House. He was 87.

He was born in Erie, Pa., the son of Forest Wayne and Edna Atkinson Brandt. He was educated in the public schools of Kittanning, Pa., Brookville, Pa., Buffalo, N.Y., and Wheeling, W.Va., and completed one year of college at Springfield College in Massachusetts before enlisting in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He served as a navigator/bombardier on a B-26, flying combat missions from Dijon, France, into Germany. He served his final year in Munich after the war and he was among those selected to attend the Nuremburg trials of the Nazi war criminals.

After the war, Mr. Brandt finished college at West Virginia University, receiving his law degree in 1950.

He served as the student representative on the University Athletic Council and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, serving as its president his senior year.

After law school, he went on to enjoy three careers. He entered the FBI, serving for 10 years as an agent in Tennessee for a year and nine years in New York. The next 20 years he spent with AMF, starting as a marketing manager. He served in various capacities and retired as director of marketing in 1980.

Mr. Brandt then moved to Lake Placid, N.Y., where he opened Country Business Services, a business brokerage that he operated for 18 years.

He was married for 35 years to Barbara Townley Brandt. She died in 1988. He married Barbara Harrison Brandt in 1998 and they moved to Pawleys Island.

Mr. Brandt played various sports in high school and college, and in his later years became an avid participant in tennis and curling.

He was instrumental in building a curling rink at the Ardsley Country Club in Westchester County, N.Y. He led his team to four New York state championships and to a runner-up position in the national championship in 1973.

After moving to Lake Placid, he founded the Lake Placid Curling Club, which hosted the national championships in 1986.

He was instrumental in getting curling into the Winter Olympics as a demonstration sport in 1998, and it has been a competitive Olympic sport ever since.

In 1999 at a banquet at Ardsley, the U. S. Curling Association honored him as a foremost curler and builder and, among other gifts, presented him with a plaque that listed his many curling achievements.

He enjoyed traveling, and in the 13 years of their marriage, he and Mrs. Brandt traveled extensively throughout this country, this hemisphere and Europe.

He was a member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, the Grand Strand Ex-FBI Agents Association, the B-26 Marauder Historical Society, 17th Bomb Group veterans and WWII Air Navigators’ Association.

In addition to his wife, he survived by four sons, Edward A. and his wife, Nancy, of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., David and his wife, Mary, of Upper Jay, N.Y., Andrew of Lake Placid and James and his wife, Jill, of Napa, Calif.; a daughter, Carole of Seattle; and four grandchildren, three step-children and six step-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held July 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440, or Tara Hall Home for Boys, PO Box 955, Georgetown, SC 29442.


Jobie Dixon

Innovative ad man founded Atlanta agency

Richard Jobie Dixon of DeBordieu, founder of one of the South’s top ad agencies, died July 3 at the Medical University of South Carolina after a long, heroic battle against lung cancer. He was 67.

He was born and raised in Sumter, the son of Leland Witherspoon Dixon and Louise Bateman Dixon. A 1961 graduate of Edmunds High School, he was elected president and friendliest member of the senior class. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1965 and served as president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Mr. Dixon was hired in 1966 by Procter & Gamble as a junior marketing executive.

Doyle Dane Bernbach, one of Madison Avenue’s top advertising agencies, recognized his creativity and hired Mr. Dixon in 1969. He moved to Atlanta in 1973 and joined best friends Jim and Jan Pringle to create Pringle Dixon Pringle, which throughout the 70s and 80s was one of the South’s most renowned advertising agencies.

During the last two decades, Mr. Dixon worked as marketing director of Long John Silver’s and later with California’s In and Out Burger franchise. He settled in DeBordieu in 1998, working as a marketing consultant, eventually writing a book about creative thinking titled “Innovate, Leap Out of the Bowl,” and hosting an online radio talk show of the same name.

He was married to the late Celeste Williams Cortez Dixon, a native of Jamaica.

He is survived by his children: Christopher Jobie Dixon of Charleston, Watts Stroman Dixon of Greensboro, N.C., and Jean Louise Dixon of Potsdam, Germany; his grandchildren Miles Alan Dixon, Lucy Victoria Dixon and Frederick Charles Dixon; a brother, Dr. Robert L. Dixon of Winston-Salem, N.C., and a sister, Linda Hayes of Sumter.

Funeral services were July 9 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Georgetown. There is a guestbook at mckenziefm.com.

Memorials may be made to SOS Children’s Villages of Jamaica (help.sos-usa.org), which offers orphaned and abandoned children a permanent home and prepares them for an independent life.


July 7

Douglas Monk

Manager for London Fog

Douglas Taylor Monk of Litchfield Country Club died Sunday at Tidelands Community Hospice House following a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was 72.

He was born July 13, 1938, in Montclair, N.J., the son of Theodore and Edna Monk. He graduated from Nichols College in Dudley, Mass.

Mr. Monk worked for McGregor Sportswear in the men’s outerwear division in Dover, N.J., and Philadelphia, Pa., for 23 years. As a contract manager for Londontown Corp. in Eldersburg, Md., maker of London Fog clothing, he enjoyed traveling to Asia, the Caribbean and South America.

Upon moving to Greensboro, N. C., he became an audiometric technician for Health & Hygiene and Workplace Hearing.

In 2007, Mr. Monk and his wife of 46 years, Jean Johnson Monk, retired to Pawleys Island.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Thomas Christian Monk of Wilmington, N.C., and Kathryn Taylor Monk of Charleston; and by his brother, David Bruce Monk of Hinsdale, Mass.

A memorial service will be held July 12 at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caring House, 2625 Pickett Road, Durham, N.C. 27705, a non-profit organization that provides accommodations for cancer patients receiving outpatient treatment at Duke Medical Center.


June 30

Kathleen Canady

Worked for Oneita Knitting

Kathleen Morris Jones Canady of True Blue died June 30 at her home. She was 87.

She was born July 14, 1923, in Flomaton, Ala., a daughter of Austin Morris and Nannie Mae Simpson Morris. She was a member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church and a former Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church in Georgetown.

Mrs. Canady was a retired employee of Oneita Knitting Mills.

She was the widow of Willie Clifton Canady and John Henry Jones.

She is survived by a son, Johnny Mack Jones and his wife, Barbara, of Georgetown; two daughters, Frances J. Ward and her husband, Howard, and Kay J. Biser, both of Pawleys Island; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on July 2 in the Pawley Island Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Frank Holsclaw and the Rev. Jeff Wallace.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to In Care Hospice, 4685 Highway 17 Bypass, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.


June 16

Dave Diehl

Builder and real estate broker

Dave Diehl of Pawleys Island, a builder and real estate broker who also started a property management firm, died Friday at Tidelands Hospice House following a courageous battle with leukemia. He was 48.

He was born in Marcus Hook, Pa., a son of Stella Health Diehl and the late Gerald Diehl.

Gifted in real estate and construction, Mr. Diehl and his wife, Kellie founded K.A. Diehl and Associates, Keystone Construction and Coastal Carolina Real Estate.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter who loved spending many hours boating with his wife by his side.

In addition to his wife of 25 years and his mother, of Wilmington, Del., he is survived by a brother Michael and his wife, Cheryl, of Bethel Township, Pa.; a sister, Desiree and her husband, James VanSant, of Wilmington; a niece and eight nephews; his mother- and father in-law, Karen and Robert Fithian; his sister-in-law, Kris Duplicki; his brother-in-law, Robert Fithian Jr.; and his best friend and cousin, Billy Diehl.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at the Goldfinch Funeral Home Litchfield-Pawleys Chapel.

His family thanked the staff at MUSC Hospital and Hollings Cancer Center for their compassionate care during his illness.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society, 107 Westpark Blvd., Suite 150, Columbia, SC 29210.

There is a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


Ferris E. Gentzler

Sang with light opera companies

Ferris Eldred Gentzler of Litchfield Country Club, a retired financial planner who was an accomplished musician, died Sunday at Waccamaw Community Hospital after complications following lung surgery. He was 84.

He was born October 16, 1926 near Two Buttes, Colo., one of five children of Jacob A. Gentzler and Allene Shiflet Gentzler.

Mr. Gentzler served as a weather observer in the Air Force in Panama.

He was a graduate of San Diego State University in 1949 and in later years earned designations of chartered life underwriter and chartered financial consultant.

He spent the first part of his career in Washington, D.C., working in sales for Remington Rand and later New York Life Insurance Company. He and his family left Washington for Charleston in 1969, when he was named general manager of New York Life’s regional office there.

In Charleston, Mr. Gentzler served as president of the Charleston Estate Planning Council and the Charleston Chapter of Chartered Life Underwriters. He also served as chairman of the South Carolina State Convention of Life Underwriters in 1975.

After early retirement, Mr. Gentzler founded Financial Concepts Inc., a financial planning and consulting firm in Washington, serving as president until final retirement and a return to South Carolina in 1993.

Mr. Gentzler had a lifelong interest in music and was an accomplished singer and pianist. Through the years, he had been a member of and soloist with several church choirs and choral groups. He sang principal roles with the San Diego Light Opera Company, several light opera and little theater companies in the Washington and Charleston areas. In recent years, he had performed solo piano recitals in his home for friends and neighbors.

He was an avid golfer, who was out on the golf course 10 days before his death, and a member of the Litchfield Country Club.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Brenda Hughes Gentzler, his three children, Doreen Gentzler Miller of Chevy Chase, Md., John Gentzler of Myrtle Beach and William Gentzler of Falls Church, Va. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Lauren, Amanda, Christopher, Carson and Jacob; as well as a sister, Marjorie Anderson, and two brothers, Virgil and Max Gentzler, who all live in Southern California.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. today at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church by the Rev. Nels Ledwell and Rev. Charles Hughes.

Memorials may be made to the church.

There is a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


Jim Watson

Retired claims manager

James Everett Watson of Salt Marsh Cove and Andrews died Sunday at his home. He was 71.

He was born Dec. 29, 1939, in Hodge, La., a son of James Lamar Watson and Dorothy Mae Schmidt Watson. He served in the Army

Mr. Watson worked for Crawford & Co. for 35 years and retired as a claims manager.

Mr. Watson was an Episcopalian.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Austin May Watson; three daughters, Riley Grant and her husband, Barry, of Greer, Emily Chariker and her husband, Chris, of Charleston, and Caroline Burns and her husband, Chad, of Austin, Texas; a brother, William N. Watson of Baton Rouge,; a sister, Jean W. Davis of Houston; five grandchildren, Mary Everett Grant, Gracie Chariker, Price Chariker, Mimi Burns and Eliza Burns; two nephews, James Addison and Dylan Watson; and a niece, Beth Addison.

Funeral services were Wednesday at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home. Burial was in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to York Place Episcopal Church, 234 Kings Mountain St., York, SC 29745-1131; Midway Fire and Rescue, 67 St. Pauls Pl., Pawleys Island, SC 29585-4330; or the charity of your choice.


June 2

Ruth L. McClam

Studied music at Coker College

Ruth Ludlam McClam of Raleigh, N.C., and North Litchfield Beach died May 30 at her home in Raleigh. She was 85.

She was born Dec. 2, 1925, in Conway, the daughter of Thomas Boyd Ludlam and Ruth Spivey. She graduated from Coker College in 1946 with a major in music.

She married Marvin McClam of Lake City the next year. They retired to North Litchfield Beach in 1984. In Raleigh, she was active in numerous groups within the Ridge Road Baptist Church. Over the years, she also maintained a close affiliation with Coker College.

Deeply important to her were family, friends, church and music. She taught piano as a young adult in Cheraw, and delighted in the songs of Tony Bennett in later years. She relished family gatherings, both in Raleigh and at North Litchfield, where she spent the summer. She cherished the close friendships she developed all her life, including the companions she met as an avid bridge player.

She is survived by a sister, Ann Ludlam Winfield and her husband, Bob, of Conway; a daughter, Dr. Tricia McClam and her husband, Dr. Robert Greer, of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sons, Steve McClam and his wife, Terry, of Columbia, and Louis McClam and his wife, Linda, of Raleigh; three grandsons, Erin McClam of New York, Drew McClam of Charleston and Mark McClam of Raleigh; and a great-granddaughter, Delaney Reese McClam.

Another sister, Jean Ludlam, died before her.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 2 at Ridge Road Baptist Church in Raleigh.

The family will receive family and friends in the church fellowship hall.

Memorials be made to Ridge Road Baptist Church, 2011 Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607.

There is a guestbook at to brownwynne.com.


Hilde Audesirk

Worked at Pawleys Wine and Spirits

Hildegarde Morris Audesirk died May 25 at Tideland Community Hospice House. She was 82.

Mrs. Audesirk was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Georgetown, a daughter of Caleb Carmalt Morris and Mary Lee Nesmith Morris. She grew up in Georgetown and attended Winyah High School prior to moving to Cranford, N.J. Mrs. Audesirk lived in Bucks County, Pa., for 20 years and reared her six children there. She was active in Tinicum Township Civic Association. Mrs. Audesirk moved to Florida and retired from Johnson & Johnson in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1988.

After returning to South Carolina, she worked at Pawleys Island Wine and Spirits for a number of years.

Mrs. Audesirk is survived by three daughters, Hilde Hopkins and her husband, Stephen, and Suzanne C. Tiller and her husband, Tom, all of Pawleys Island, and Mary Lee Wagner and her husband, Ron, of Fairfax, Va.; three sons, Joseph Audesirk and his wife, Wendy, of Perkasie, Pa., Christian Audesirk and his wife, Marianne, of Quakertown, Pa., and Frank Audesirk of Sugarland, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank J. Audesirk.

Graveside services will be June 4 at 10 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery.

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

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.


May 26

William C. Huntington

Former Connecticut tobacco grower

William Chester Huntington of Litchfield Country Club died Tuesday. He was 91.

He was born Sept. 7, 1919, and attended Loomis School and graduated from Vermont Academy in Vermont. He attended Amherst College where he was a Phi Gamma Delta. During World War II he served as a liaison pilot and field artillery officer.

While living in Windsor, Conn., Mr. Huntington served as president of the Windsor Club and chairman of the Windsor Zoning Board of Appeals, served on the board of directors of the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum and the Shade Tobacco Association, was a charter member of the Lions Club, and a member of Suffield Country Club, Hartford Ski Club and Greater Hartford Square Dance Club.

Mr. Huntington was a partner in Huntington Brothers, growing tobacco for 40 years.

He is survived by his two daughters, Susan H. Mortimer of New Jersey and Lynn H. Wheeler of South Carolina; two grandchildren, Joanne Huntington and Benjamin Mortimer and his wife, Irene; two sisters, Priscilla Silliman and Patricia Huntington; a brother, Sydney Huntington; and 13 nieces and nephews whom he adored.

He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Joan B. Huntington, and a brother, Edward Huntington.

There will be a gathering of friends on May 27 from 10-11 a.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Litchfield/Pawleys Chapel, with a prayer service at 10:30.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave N., Suite 101 Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or to the Disabled Veterans of America, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250.

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


May 19

Betty Jean Bikel

Managed family floral business

Betty Jean Bickel of Pawleys Island died on Mothers Day, May 8, at her residence. She was 90.

Mrs. Bickel was born Aug. 1, 1920, in Hudson, N.Y., a daughter of Daniel James and Alice May O’Neil.

She spent many years managing her family’s floral business before she retired and moved to South Carolina with her husband, George William Bickel Sr. She was an avid bridge player.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Bickel was predeceased by one sister, Jane Marie O’Neil Miller, and three brothers, Daniel, Franklin and William O’Neil.

Mrs. Bickel is survived by her daughter, Jane Shemin of Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y.; her son George W. Bickel Jr. of Pawleys Island; and a grandson, Gordon Shemin of Arlington, Va.

Funeral services are Tuesday at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6 Sylvester Street, Kinderhook, N.Y. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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


May 19

Dale Cox

With many interests, family always came first

Doris Dale Clemons Cox of North Litchfield died April 27 at Conway Medical Center. She was 78.

Mrs. Cox was born on June 3, 1932, in Kershaw, the daughter of Charles John and Elise Crenshaw Clemons.

Her parents died when she was 6, and she and her younger brother, Tobey Clemons, were raised by their grandparents, James Thomas Crenshaw and Ammadine William Crenshaw, and great aunt, Ida Crenshaw.

Her first job was a sales clerk at the Kershaw Dime store when she was 12. She worked at the Kershaw Cotton Mill in her teenage years and then at the post exchange at Travis Air Force Base in Vallejo, Calif., the Springs Mill office in Lancaster, the DuPont Corp. in Lugoff, First Citizens Bank in Columbia, Sea Banks Motel in Myrtle Beach, and Deloach Realty Co. in Camden before retiring to North Litchfield in 1982.

Mrs. Cox’s greatest love in her life were her husband and three children. She lived life to the fullest, and enjoyed cooking, reading, playing the piano, researching her family lineage, visiting with friends and family at her home, and working on her computer.

She was a member of Pawleys Island Baptist Church.

Mrs. Cox is survived by husband of 62 years, Isaac Gerald Cox; two daughters, Deborah Ann Caye of Augusta, Ga., and Patricia Dale Cox of Fresno, Calif.; one son, James Crenshaw Cox of Surfside Beach; her grandchildren, Gregory Jay Hinkson of Rochester Hills, Mich., Ashlee Hinkson Warner of Atlanta, Brittaine Mechelle Hinkson of Charleston, Jayson David Hinkson of Atlanta, Charles G. Caye III of Augusta, Caroline Cassius Caye of Augusta, Kelly Marie Rosvold of Los Angeles and Eric Michael Rosvold of Fresno; her great-grandchildren, Dylan Michael Gunnels of Aiken, Haley Stephanie Hinkson of Rochester Hills, Griffin Gregory Hinkson of Rochester Hills, Darby Grace Hinkson of Rochester Hills, and Boden Kristian Hinkson of Rochester Hills.

Her brother, Tobey Clemons, and a granddaughter, Stephanie Hinkson Gunnels, died before her.

A graveside service was held May 1 at the Kershaw City Cemetery.


May 19

Robby Fulton

Pawleys Island's roadside "Plant Man"

Robert Edward Fulton of Boca Raton, Fla., locally known as “the plant man of Pawleys Island,” died April 27. He was 55.

Mr. Fulton was born Nov. 23, 1955, in Richmond, Va., a son of Robert and Mildred Fulton. He grew up in the Chamberlayne area of Henrico County, Va., and graduated from Henrico High School in 1974 and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and state University (Virginia Tech) with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

His love of the open air, the beach, and the ocean waves took him to Boca Raton, where he started a business selling decorative tropical plants. About 20 years he began selling plants in Pawleys Island.

Mr. Fulton is survived by his father, Robert B. Fulton of Mechanicsville, Va.; his daughter, Jessica; his brother, John D. Fulton and his wife, Pam, of Mechanicsville; his sister, Mildred Fulton Walton and her husband, Chris, of Mechanicsville; his niece, Brandy Walton; and his nephews, Christopher Walton, Sam Fulton and Evan Fulton.

He was predeceased by his mother, Mildred Devilbiss Fulton.

Mr. Fulton will be missed for his wonderful, carefree chuckle and the gift of friendship that he gave to the folks of Pawleys Island.

Memorials may be sent to a trust fund for his daughter care of: Robert Fulton, 8165 Trinity Way Court, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.


May 19

Charles Mattox

Avid golfer won club titles

Charles Dickerson Mattox of Heritage Plantation died May 13. He was 85.

He was born Nov. 10, 1925, in Lynchburg, Va., the son of Charles D. Mattox and Sadie Traylor Mattox. He graduated from Brookville High School and the University of Richmond, where he played football and baseball and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He served on a bomber crew in the Pacific during World War II.

He played some professional baseball and retired from sales and marketing for a large dairy co-op.

Wherever he lived, he was a member of the Lions Club. He was an avid golfer and won a number of amateur events and club championships.

He retired to the Pawleys Island area in 1993, and was a member of St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church and Litchfield Country Club.

He loved life and made it fun for everyone around him.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Gloria; a daughter, Laura Bryant of Oregon, and her daughter, Amy Fary of Virginia; a step-daughter, Susan Brown and her husband, Scott, and son, Chase, of Virginia; two step-sons, Keith Armbrecht and his wife, Lynn, and their children, Jamie and Taylor, of Florida and Carroll Martin and his wife, Jane, and their sons, Marty and Tommy, of Virginia.

He is also survived by his dog Sophie, who is a girl, but whom he called “son.”

His first wife, Mary Arlena Davis Mattox, died before him.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s.

Memorials may be made to Tara Hall Home for Boys, P.O. Box 955, Georgetown, SC 29442-0955.

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


May 5

John Faris

Pawleys Island summer resident

John Paschal Faris Sr. of Laurens and Pawleys Island died Wednesday. He was 95.

He was born June 8, 1915, in Greenville, the son of Leon Watson Faris and Grace West Faris. He attended Greenville City Schools, Furman University, Philadelphia School of Textiles and Science, and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

He moved to Laurens to take the position of superintendant of the Watts Plant of J.P. Stevens Co. He resigned to join the Navy during World War II and served in the Atlantic and Pacific on the aircraft carrier USS Bennington. He received the Purple Heart.

He had a career in the glass industry as vice president of Laurens Glass and executive vice president of Indian Head Glass Container Group.

He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and teacher of the Kyzar Men’s Sunday School class for over 50 years.

As a member of the Laurens Rotary Club, he served as president, District Governor, a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Heritage and History International Fellowship.

He was active in the Boy Scouts throughout his entire life, serving as president of the Blue Ridge Council, representative to the National Office and was the recipient of the Silver Beaver and Good Shepherd awards.

He was a life member of Palmetto Lodge 19 and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rites Mason.

He was a member of the Laurens County Hall of Heroes, Class of 2009.

Mr. Faris served as chairman of trustees at Furman University, trustee of the Kennedy Foundation, director of the Laurens County Foundation and president of the Chamber of Commerce.

Among his many hobbies were fishing, hunting, gardening and woodworking. He also enjoyed many happy times at Pawleys Island.

He is survived by his wife, Harriett Easterby Faris; a son, John P. Faris Jr. and wife, Claudia, of Spartanburg; two daughters, Gregory Faris Morton and her husband, Robert, of LaGrange, Ga., and Harriett Faris of Atlanta; six grandchildren, Claudia Ashley Faris Patterson, John Faris III, Molly Morton Sipp, Rebecca Morton Dickey, Harriett Jordan Woodson and Harrison Martin Woodson; and eight great-grandchildren, Cameron Paschal Patterson, Kaleb Henry Patterson, Joshua Warren Patterson, Elizabeth Grace Faris, Warren Bailey Faris, Sally Ruth Sipp, Robert James Sipp and Thomas Alexander Dickey.

A memorial service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Laurens. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, 300 West Main St., Laurens, SC 29360, or to the charity of your choice.


May 5

Jack Crawford

Businessman taught computer skills to adults

Johnson Crawford Jr. of North Litchfield, a businessman who taught computer skills to adults after his retirement, died May 1 after a long battle with cancer. He was 78.

Known as Jack, he was born May 21, 1932 in Knoxville, Tenn, the son of Johnson Crawford and Jane King Crawford. He grew up in Jefferson City, Tenn., and Austinville, Va., where his father was a geologist with New Jersey Zinc. He graduated from Staunton Military Academy and received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He served two years as a radar officer in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Totten in Queens, New York. He returned to the University of Virginia where he earned an MBA degree from the Darden School.

Mr. Crawford worked for Procter and Gamble marketing their products first within the United States from Cincinnati and then for their international division in Scandinavia from the London headquarters. While in England, he and his family lived in Newcastle Upon Tyne and Gerrards Cross, and made full use of the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe.

Upon returning to the United States, he bought Service Gas Co. in Wytheville, Va., which he operated for 10 years. After selling Service Gas, he founded Wordsprint Inc., a commercial printing company which he operated until his retirement to Pawleys Island in 1994. While in Wytheville, Mr. Crawford was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church where he served as junior and senior warden. He was past president of the Wytheville Rotary Club and received the Paul Harris Fellow award. He also served on the advisory board of Dominion Bank and the Wythe County Community Hospital.

For a 14-year period when retirees from all over were moving to the area, Jack launched his post-retirement career, introducing the world of computer technology to scores of adult students every semester from 1994 through 2008. Sharing his skills and his collection of computers, he taught for Senior Semesters, Campus Brookgreen, Community Learning About Special Subjects (CLASS) and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Coastal Carolina University. Mr. Crawford loved living in the Lowcountry, enjoying the hot summers and fishing, crabbing and boating in the creeks of Murrells Inlet, and he took pleasure in simply putting his feet in the ocean. He was also a great lover of literature, poetry and music.

He was a member of All Saints Church where he was a lay reader and a lay eucharistic minister. He was very active in 242 and Bible study groups.

He is survived by his wife Ann Turley Crawford; two daughters, Julia Turley Crawford of North Litchfield, and Jane Crawford Baumgardner, widow of Jerry L. Baumgardner, of Lawrenceville, N.J.; four grandchildren, Kathryn Baumgardner Wilson and her husband, Scott, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Sarah Baumgardner McKee and her husband, Mark, of New York City, William Hicks Baumgardner of West Chester, Pa., and John Crawford Baumgardner of Philadelphia; two great grandchildren, Charles William McKee of New York, and Eloise Painter Starling Wilson of Brooklyn; a sister, Ann Crawford Newland and her husband, the Rev. William T. Newland of Leesburg, Va.; and three nephews, Michael and William Newland of Ashburn, Va., and John Newland of St. Paul, Minn.

Visitation will be at his home Monday evening, May 2, from 5 until 7.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at the old All Saints Church with the Rev. Robert L. Grafe, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the All Saints Cemetery.

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


April 28

James Robinson

Builder was air force veteran

James Richard Robinson of Acworth, Ga., died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at his sister’s residence in Pawleys Island. He was 56.

He was born Dec. 6, 1954, in Richmond, Va., a son of Hazel Mobley Robinson and Ramona “Peggy” Rea Robinson Musselman. He grew up in Roanoke, Va., and graduated from Lord Botetourt High School in Botetourt County, Va. in 1972. Mr. Robinson served in the air force as an air traffic controller. After his military service, he worked with Daniel Construction Co. for a time and was currently employed with Hogan Construction Co.

He built some beautiful buildings all over Georgia. He was a great husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and friend. He loved his job right up to the end, his family said.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Robinson; a son, Bobby Redwine; two daughters, Tasha Pierice and Tina Morgan; a brother Tom Robinson; three sister, Betty Jenson and her husband, Eric, Alice Lewis and her husband, Larry, and Sue Stark Deford and her husband, Karl; and four grandchildren, Clayton Hill, Gage Redwine, Madison Morgan and Haylee Morgan.

Memorial services will be held later.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

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


April 28

Helen Casselman

Volunteer at Midway Fire Department

Helen Crane Casselman died Thursday, April 21, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. She was 66.

She was born April 7, 1945, in Andrews, the daughter of Leroy Crane and Mildred Bryan Crane. She grew up in Andrews and lived in Pawleys Island for many years.

Mrs. Casselman was a contributor to many causes including cancer, lung and heart associations. She was a member of the Midway Fire Department volunteers and an avid NASCAR fan.

Mrs. Casselman was the widow of David Casselman.

She is survived by two daughters, Melinda Casselman and Eve Eggiman and her husband, Doug, both of Pawleys Island; her companion of 30 years, Stanley Thompson; and three grandchildren, Stephanie, Tiffany and Victoria Eggiman.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

The family will receive friends at Mayer Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 220 Lake Blvd., Atlanta, Ga. 30319.


April 21, 2011

Dee Hamilton

Worked with sculpture at Brookgreen

Legare “Dee” Hamilton Jr. of Pawleys Island, an insurance agent who later worked at Brookgreen Gardens, died Monday at the Hospice Center in Mount Pleasant. He was 67.

He was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Columbia, a son of Legare Hamilton and Mabel Effingwell Mercer Hamilton. He grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Winyah High School in 1962. He attended the University of South Carolina.

Mr. Hamilton was a Georgetown representative for New York Life, an independent insurance agent with the Dieter Co., and a sculpture preparator for Brookgreen Gardens. He was a communicant of Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, active in the Baskervill community and volunteered for the Red Cross.

He is survived by two daughters, Susan Hamilton Smith and her husband, Noell, of Charleston, and Melissa Hamilton Szymanski and her husband, Steve, of Beijing, China; a brother, Samuel M. Hamilton of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a sister, Molly Mercer of Pawleys Island; and four grandchildren, Sarah Legare Smith and Elizabeth Hamilton Smith, both of Charleston, and Katherine Legare Szymanski and Mary Mercer Szymanski, both of Beijing.

Inurnment will take place today at 11 a.m. in Prince Georgetown, Winyah, Episcopal Churchyard, followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross-Faith Memorial. A reception will follow the service at the family beach house, “Slamming Doors,” at 149 Atlantic Ave. on Pawleys Island.

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

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


April 21

Sally K. Lathrop

Former Litchfield resident

Sally Kernan Lathrop of Greenville, a former Litchfield resident, died Saturday following a six-month illness. She was 80.

A long-time resident of Scotia, N.Y., she graduated from Scotia-Glenville High School and Cornell University.

She was an active member of the Junior League of Schenectady, N.Y, the Mohawk Golf Club and Zion Lutheran Church. She and her husband lived at the Lakes at Litchfield before moving to Greenville.

She will be remembered by her peers as a dedicated community volunteer and her grandchildren as a devoted fan of the Red Sox and University of Connecticut basketball.

She is survived by her husband Fred Lathrop; daughter Linda Erickson and her husband, Mark, of Springfield, Ohio; daughter Martha Durgin and her husband, Ray, of Greenville; grandchildren Christopher Durgin, Melanie Durgin Keller, Sarah Erickson, and David Erickson; and great-granddaughter Grace Keller.

A private service celebrating her life will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church in Simpsonville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (585 South St, Suffield, CT 06078) or Wittenberg University, where her son-in-law Mark is president, to support student scholarships (Wittenberg University, In Memory of Sally Lathrop, P.O. Box 720, Springfield, OH 45501).


April 14

Jack Crosby

John Sitton “Jack” Crosby of DeBordieu and Columbia died Saturday. He was 20.

Mr. Crosby is survived by his father, James F. Crosby III and his wife, Jane Rinehart Crosby, of Columbia; his mother, Beth Sitton Dawson and her husband, Dean Herbert Dawson, of DeBordieu; a sister, Elizabeth Davis Crosby, of Georgetown; a brother, James Witte Crosby, of Georgetown; step-sisters, Retta Hepworth of Charleston and Emily Hepworth of Pasadena, Calif.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Crosby Jr. of Columbia and Betsy Cox Powell of Pamplico; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandfather John Henry Sitton Jr. of Greenville.

A memorial service was held Wednesday at Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church.

Memorials may be made to the Red Cross, P.O. Box 912751 Columbia, SC 29202.


Bobby Mueller

Wake Forest student was 20

Robert Gettys Lesslie Mueller of Pawleys Island, a student at Wake Forest University, died April 7 in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 20.

Mr. Mueller was born May 4, 1990, a son of Howard and Dorothy Mueller.

He was a graduate of Virginia Episcopal School and a junior at Wake Forest, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

He was also a communicant of All Saints Church.

Mr. Mueller’s interests included Pawleys Island, boating, family and friends, swimming, reading, preparing for law school and a good argument.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gettys Lesslie and the Rev. Howard M. Mueller and his first wife, Mary Clements Mueller.

He is survived by his parents of Pawleys Island; sisters, Kate Mueller and Lesslie Ray and her husband, Phillip; brothers, David Hamilton and his wife, Lauren, Beau Mueller and his wife, Michaela, King Mueller and his wife, Brooke, and John Mueller; an aunt, Caroline Mueller; a great-uncle, Richard H. Gettys; and grandmother, Margaret Maxwell Mueller.

Memorial services were Sunday at All Saints.

Memorials may be made to Wake Forest University, Office of the Chaplain, Chaplain’s Emergency Fund, P.O. Box 7204, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.


Archie Mills

65, former cemetary caretaker

Archie Lewis Mills of Georgetown died Saturday at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He was 65.

Mr. Mills was born Oct. 24, 1945, in Conway, a son of Percy Edward Mills Sr. and Thelma Grace Lewis Mills. He grew up in Georgetown and attended state and private schools.

He was retired from retail sales, was a former caretaker of Elmwood Cemetery and a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Mr. Mills is survived by a brother, P. Edward Mills Jr. of Pawleys Island; three sisters, Nina M. Morris and her husband, Ted, and Inez M. McElveen, all of Georgetown and Martha Lee Bell of Johnsonville and Hemingway; a half-brother, Charles Kolb and his wife, Jane, of Summerville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial was in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1605 S. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

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Eva Rhodes

retired purchasing agent

Eva Austin Rhodes of Pawleys Island died April 7 at Waccamaw Community Hospital.

She was born in Natural Bridge, Va., the daughter of John and Ruby Austin. She was a retired purchasing agent for Reynolds Metals/Alcoa in Richmond, Va.

Mrs. Rhodes is survived by her son, Gerald R. Rhodes (Bambi and Ryan), of Pawleys Island; a granddaughter, Cierrah of Chester, Va.; a sister, Nancy Carver and her husband, Brad, of Pawleys Island; and five sisters and one brother in Virginia and Las Vegas.

She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, and two brothers.

Funeral services are Saturday in Chester.

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

There is an online guest book at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


April 7, 2011

Richard W. Partridge Jr.

avid sailor won 2 U.S. titles

Richard Warren Partridge Jr., an avid sailor who was a former Litchfield Country Club resident, died March 30, in Princeton, N.J.

Known to his family and friends as “Kye,” Mr. Partridge was born in 1929 and lived for many years in Hingham, Mass. He attended Dover Academy there and later Vermont Academy, where skiing was his passion. He attended Middlebury College and graduated from Nichols College. He entered the Air Force, serving four years as a staff sergeant during the Korean War.

As a certified professional real estate appraiser, Mr. Partridge worked for more than 20 years as a member of the Hingham Board of Assessors, while simultaneously running an appraisal business with his son until his retirement in 1995.

Mr. Partridge was an accomplished sailor, having twice won the U.S. National 210 championship and placing in the top three on several other occasions during more than 60 years of sailing. He was a lifelong member of the Hingham Yacht Club and a skilled craftsman who loved repairing and rebuilding small boats for his children and grandchildren. He enthusiastically embraced golf in retirement and also had a softer side planting and cultivating exquisite flower and vegetable gardens throughout his life.

He was a life-long member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. He was a member of the mother church in Boston and churches in Braintree, Mass., and Pawleys Island, serving as usher, treasurer and first and second reader.

He was an active and engaged community member, participating in charitable and leadership organizations where he lent his time generously to several important causes such as the Hingham Rotary Club and the Old Colony Masonic Lodge of Hingham.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Partridge of Pawleys Island; his sister, Barbara Partridge of Hingham; his children, Linda Partridge Wojtasinski and her husband, Steven, of Hingham, and Richard “Lane” Partridge and his wife, Pamela, of Waban, Mass.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Dianne Macdonald.

Visitation will be at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel in Hingham on Friday from 6-8 p.m. with a Masonic service by Old Colony Lodge of Hingham at 7 p.m. There will be a memorial service at Downing Cottage on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Maritime Center, P.O Box 492, Hingham, MA 02043

There is an online guest book at downingchapel.com.


April 7, 2011

David Rastello

former golf pro

David Alan Rastello of Murrells Inlet, a former golf pro at Heritage Plantation, died Tuesday at his home. He was 49.

He was born in Rockford, Ill., the son of Joan and Bobb Rastello.

His main priority at all times was to provide for his family. From the very early years of marriage and into fatherhood his greatest joy was making life fulfilling for his wife, Alethea, and his daughters, Krista and Katie.

Mr. Rastello was a scratch golfer and was head golf professional at Heritage Golf Club. He later opened Dave’s Inlet Golf Shop in Murrells Inlet. He ended his golf career at Prestwick Country Club.

He also enjoyed his many years in the construction business. He was loved by all who knew him for his kind and generous nature, his family recalled.

In addition to his parents, his wife of 28 years and his two daughters, he is survived by his sisters, Debra March and Diane Rastello; his nieces, Lisa Stone and Christina March; his mother-in-law, Becky Eanes; his sister-in-law, Melissa Ethridge, and her husband, Butch, and their son, Matthew.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Murrells Inlet. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Friday.

There is an online guest book at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


April 7, 2011

Harvey N. Harrelson

85, music teacher became editor

Harvey Newsom Harrelson of DeBordieu Colony died March 31 at Tidelands Community Hospice House. She was 85.

She was born Jan. 29, 1926, in Sebring, Fla., a daughter of James C. and Ivy Calhoun Newsom. She was a great-great-niece of John C. Calhoun.

She grew up in Allendale, and graduated in 1946 from Converse College in Spartanburg, where she majored in voice. A lyric soprano, she studied at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and was a music teacher in Madison, Wis., and Orangeburg.

In the 1950s she was the women’s editor at the Myrtle Beach News, where her husband was publisher and editor. In the 1970s, she was a Realtor with the Gordon-Gallup Real Estate Co. in Columbia, where she was named “rookie of the year.”

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Winyah Chapter and Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Harrelson is survived by her husband of 62 years, Col. W. LeRoy Harrelson Jr.; three sons W. LeRoy Harrelson III of Conway, James N. Harrelson and his wife, Grace Engstrom Harrelson, of Boone, N.C., and Calhoun Harrelson and his wife, Julie Cribb Harrelson, of Greenville; and five grandchildren, Abigail, Andrew, Margaret, Katherine and Julian Harrelson.

A sister, Mrs. Ralph H. Walker of Greenville, died before her.

A memorial service was held Monday at Pawleys Island Presbyterian.

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

There is an online guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

March 31, 2011

Lacy Keesler

77

Drury Lacy Keesler of North Litchfield died March 21 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He was 77.

Mr. Keesler was born July 6, 1933, in Charlotte, a son of Anne Dewey Chambers Keesler and Edward Yates Keesler. He grew up in Charlotte and graduated from Central High School in 1951. He and his three brothers all won state tennis titles as young men and all attended Davidson College. Mr. Keesler won a Southern Conference tennis title at Davidson before graduating in 1955 with a degree in economics. The four brothers received a Special Recognition Award from the North Carolina Tennis Foundation in 1991.

Mr. Keesler served for two years as a lieutenant in the army, and then worked for North Carolina National Bank in Charlotte, Howerton Agency in Charlotte and Connecticut Mutual. He was a certified life underwriter and a member of the Million Dollar Round Table for 15 years.

He remained an agent for Connecticut Mutual, which became MassMutual, for 50 years until his death.

In 1997, at age 64, he formed L2 Financial, a life insurance and estate planning agency in Charlotte.

He taught Sunday school and served as a deacon, an elder and a Stephen minister at Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. He was a member of the Charlotte City Club, Charlotte Country Club, Olde Providence Racquet Club, Independence Investors and the Good Fellows Club.

Mr. Keesler and his wife, Jane, moved to North Litchfield 10 years ago, where he volunteered with Grace Ministries and beach cleanups and served on the Litchfield Beaches Property Owners Association board.

He was an active outdoorsman who kept himself physically fit. In addition to tennis, he enjoyed bicycling, saltwater fishing, scuba diving, sailing in the British Virgin Islands and dove hunting. Many who knew him would characterize his life as one lived with patience, steadiness and gentleness.

In addition to his wife of 54 years, he is survived by four children, Drury Lacy Keesler Jr. and his wife, Becky, of Pawleys Island, James Zuill Keesler and his wife, Ann, of Charlotte, Emmie Moore Keesler Swanson and her husband, Mark, of Valdez, Alaska, and Elizabeth Howerton Keesler Cochran and her husband, Edward, of Mount Pleasant; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and three brothers, Ted, Lenoir, and Dewey.

The family would like to thank the staff of Georgetown Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit for their care after his heart attack.

There was a memorial service Tuesday at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church. There will be another memorial service Friday at Myers Park church in Charlotte.

Memorials may be made to Keesler Scholarship Fund, Davidson College Athletic Foundation, P.O. Box 7172, Davidson, NC 28035; Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, SC 29585; or to the charity of your choice.

There is an online guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

March 31, 2011

Johnny Harrelson

65, led county Democrats for 30 years

John William Harrelson of Murrells Inlet, longtime head of the county Democratice Party, died Saturday at his son’s home in Hanahan. He was 65.

Mr. Harrelson was born June 1, 1945, in Baltimore, Md., the son of Herbert Aiken Harrelson and Catherine Donnelly Harrelson. He grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Winyah High School. Mr. Harrelson attended The Citadel, graduated from Baptist College, and served in the army.

He was a farmer, real estate developer and consultant, and a member of Ducks Unlimited and the American Legion in Murrells Inlet.

At the age of 27, Mr. Harrelson became chairman of the Georgetown County Democratic Party, a position he held for approximately 30 years. During that time, he formed close friendships with local, regional and national politicians, but it was his interactions with local voters he loved most. He was named chairman emeritus of the county party when he stepped down.

He is survived by two sons, H. Hamilton Harrelson of Hanahan and W. Huger Harrelson of Mount Pleasant; and a granddaughter, Ella Russell Harrelson, and her mother, Sally Durlach Harrelson, both of Mount Pleasant.

There was a memorial service on Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Georgetown.

Memorials may be made to Beacon Hospice, 786-C Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29494.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

March 31, 2011

Gloria Macaione

85, volunteer at Georgetown Hospital

Gloria Sheehan Macaione of the Lakes at Litchfield died Tuesday at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. She was 85.

Mrs. Macaione was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Winchester, Mass., a daughter of George David Sheehan and Florence Louise Martin Sheehan.

She was a founder and director of the Roper Advantage Program for Roper Hospital in Charleston, volunteered at Georgetown Memorial Hospital, chaired the activities committee at the Lakes at Litchfield and was a communicant at All Saints Church.

She is survived by two sons, David Macaione of Washington, D.C., and Philip Macaione of Manning; a daughter, Kim Witkowski of Baltimore; four grandchildren, Zoe Witkowski of Baltimore, Andrew Macaione of Gilmanton, N.H., Melissa Macaione Pirrotta of Marlborough, Mass., and Kelley Macaione of Manning; and four great-grandchildren.

She was married to the late Sam R. Macaione.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at All Saints Church.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

March 31, 2011

Olive Harrelson

97, retired owner of Dingle's Grocery

Olive Ward Dingle Harrelson of Pawleys Island died Friday at NHC Healthcare in Garden City. She was 97.

Mrs. Harrelson was born Oct. 20, 1913, in Georgetown, a daughter of Henry Hapgood Ward and Julia Effie Wilson Ward. She graduated from Winyah High School and attended business school in Georgetown. Mrs. Harrelson owned Dingle’s Grocery and retired after 40 years in the grocery business.

She was a member of Pawleys Island Community Church, where she was active in the Prime Timers, Prayer Warriors, the nursery and the Women’s Missionary Union.

Mrs. Harrelson is survived by a daughter, Sarah Dingle Ward and her husband, Roger, of Pawleys Island; a sister, Frances Louise Ward of Georgetown; two grandchildren, Debra Ward Duffey and her husband, Mark, of Raleigh, and Sarah “Sally” L. Ward of Pawleys Island; two foster sons, Harold Brown and Willie Ford, both of Georgetown; five nephews, R. Howard Ward and his wife, Frances, of Pawleys Island, Robert V. Hendriks and his wife, Shirley, of Durham, N.C., David A. Hendriks and his wife, Terry, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and William J. Hendriks and his wife, Janet, and John Michael Hendriks and his wife, Gail, all of Georgetown; and two nieces, Julia E. Myers and her husband, Tommy, and Johnnie W. Bonnoitt, all of Pawleys Island.

She was predeceased by her husbands, William Wallace Dingle and Maston Edward Harrelson; four brothers, Col. H. P. Ward, Carl Ward, Ralph Ward and Ernest Ward; two sisters, Thelma W. Parker and Jessie W. Hendriks; and a nephew, Henry Hapgood Hendriks.

The family would like to thank Mrs. Harrelson’s NHC Healthcare caregivers, Tidelands Hospice and their in-home care nurses, and Gertrude McCray.

There was a memorial service Monday at Pawleys Island Community Church. Inurnment will be private.

Memorials may be made to: Pawleys Island Community Church, 10304 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, SC 29585; or Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

March 31, 2011

Dot Bollinger-Rhymer

82, loved to travel

Dorothy “Dot” Eugenia Bollinger-Rhymer of Conway died Tuesday after a long illness. She was 82.

She was born in Clifty, Tenn., one of the 14 children of Alfred Leo and Ida Alice Morgan. She enjoyed fishing and traveling, especially to Alaska.

Mrs. Bollinger-Rhymer is survived by her husband, Willard Rhymer of Conway; two daughters, Patricia Hoerner Chase and her husband, Ken, of Pawleys Island, and Sandra Pope Rollins and her husband, William, of Warsaw, N.C.; two sons, Charles Pope and his wife, Lisa, of Raleigh, and Gary Thomas Honeycutt and his wife, Susan, of Burlington, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, Amanda Morgan Hoerner, Andy Hatley, David Honeycutt, Ivana Zackrison, Danica Powell and Jeffrey, April, Rebecca, Anthony, Christopher and Michael Pope; two step-daughters, Theresa Childs and her husband, Michael, of Socastee, and Lisa Brock and her husband, Derek, of Simpsonville; three step-grandchildren, Jessica Wympi, Elise Childs and Katie Brock; three brothers, Lane Morgan and his wife, Liz, of Griffin, Ga., Arthur Morgan of Walker, Tenn., and Kenneth Morgan of Crossville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Tuck and her husband, Martin, of Akron, Ohio, and Myrna Barry and her husband, Robert, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and many great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

March 24, 2011

Margaret Bradley

96, U.K. native worked for U.N.

Margaret W. Bradley of Pawleys Island died Monday at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. She was 96.

Mrs. Bradley was born in the United Kingdom on April 2, 1914, a daughter of Charles Ward and Winifred Bowles Ward. She grew up in England, moved to the United States in 1953, and was employed by the United Nations for a number of years.

She moved to Pawleys Island in 2003 and was a member of Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Bradley is survived by a daughter, Jill B. Waring of Pawleys Island; a son, John M. Bradley and his wife, Adele, of Airmont, N.Y.; a brother, Donald Ward of the United Kingdom; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Sydney William Dennis Bradley.

There will be a memorial service today at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross-Faith Memorial officiated by the Rev. Alex Barron.

Memorials may be made to: Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440; or Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 990, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

March 17, 2011

Audrey Rice

80, active at Pawleys Island Presbyterian

Audrey Doris Jersey Rice of Pawleys Island died Monday. She was 80.

Mrs. Rice was born April 16, 1930, in West Hempstead, N.Y., a daughter of Alice and William Jersey.

After attending Gordon Bible College where she met her husband, Walter, Mrs. Rice served as a pastor’s wife, women’s group leader and Sunday school teacher.

Having a special place in her heart for oppressed women and children, Mrs. Rice believed passionately in God’s redeeming grace and unconditional love and supported the educational and financial needs of these young women and children through World Vision and Samaritan’s Purse.

After relocating to Pawleys Island from Port Jefferson, N.Y., in 1991, the Rices joined Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Rice was active in evangelistic and educational programs and the Bread of Life Kitchen Ministry.

She was never too busy to stop and greet a newcomer, send a card of encouragement or pray with and for them.

Mrs. Rice is survived by her husband of 60 years, Walter Earl Rice of Pawleys Island; her daughter, Linda Rice Chase of Port Jefferson; her son, Kenneth Wayne Rice, and his wife, Lorraine, of Belle Terre, N.Y., and New York City; two grandchildren, Justin Adam Chase of New York City and Alexandra Lauren Chase of Boston; four step-grandchildren, Stephen, Laura, Andrew and Gregory Cooper; her brother, William C. Jersey of Lambertville, N.J.; her sister, Janet Myles, of Fort Myers, Fla.; and 11 nephews and nieces.

There will be a celebration of life today at 10 a.m. at Pawleys Island Presbyterian. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with the Rev. Frank Holsclaw officiating.

Memorials may be made to World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Dept. W, Federal Way, WA 98063-9716; Tidelands Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440; or the Bread of Life Kitchen, c/o Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Highway, SC 29585.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

March 17, 2011

Timmie Graham

89, helped organize ladies golf at Sea Gull

Eleanor “Timmie” Tyrer Graham died Monday at Tidelands Community Hospice House. She was 89.

Mrs. Graham was born Jan. 6, 1922 in Northfield-Tilton, N.H., a daughter of John W. and Ellen Tyrer.

She graduated in 1939 from Tilton Prep School, but had to wait a year until she was 18 to attend to the New Hampshire School of Nursing.

After graduating and receiving her RN in 1944, she was sent by the hospital board to take graduate work in obstetrics and gynecology at Boston Lying-In Hospital in preparation to teach cadet nurses during World War II.

She married Don Graham, a former POW at Stalag Luft III during World War II, on June 30, 1945, and they moved to Ridgewood, N.J., in 1949. Mrs. Graham volunteered at the YMCA, school PTA, church Women’s Guild and local theater groups. With three sons in high school and college, she went to work as the manager’s assistant in the public relations department at Huffman Koos and Furniture Co.

After moving to Pawleys Island, Mrs. Graham joined the Sea Gull Golf Club in 1979, helped start ladies golf activities and was chairwoman of several golf organizations.

Mrs. Graham is survived by three sons, Donald B. Graham Jr. and his wife, Janet, Scott L. Graham, and his wife, Andrea, and Jack T. Graham and his wife, Eileen; three grandchildren, Michele Graham Hester and her husband, Dennis, Sherily Graham and Daniel Graham; two great-grandchilden, McKenna Hester and Peyton Hester; three step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and four sisters.

There will be a memorial service Saturday at 10 a.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Litchfield/Pawleys Chapel with the Rev. Edward T. Kelaher officiating.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of Christ the King Waccamaw Church, 10172 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7416.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

March 17, 2011

Vera Holmes

85, former flight attendant loved tennis

Vera Middleton Holmes of Litchfield Country Club, a former flight attendant for Delta Airlines who had a life-long love of tennis, died March 14. She was 85.

She was born April 2, 1925 in Clarks Hill, the daughter of Robert H. Middleton and Keller F. Middleton.

She graduated from Tubman High School in Augusta, Ga., and Augusta College. She worked briefly at the Veteran’s Administration in Augusta and later became a stewardess for Delta Airlines in Atlanta. While in Atlanta, she met her lifelong love, William H. Holmes, and together they served the Lord in faithfulness for 58 years as husband and wife.

Mrs. Holmes had a great passion and a lifetime love for tennis. She won many local and state championships in South Carolina, served as a volunteer coach at Chapin High and taught her grandchildren to love the sport. She also enjoyed living on Lake Murray, being active in her community and traveling with her husband.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, William M. Holmes and his wife, Karen,; a daughter, Cindy Mannella and her husband, Mark; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Holmes; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; her sister, Betty Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Kenneth Holmes.

A memorial service was held Wednesday at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Westover Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.

Family and friends are invited to greet the family following the service at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Holmes, 498 Falcon Dr., in Augusta.

March 17, 2011

Billy Moore

66, mechanic was avid outdoorsman

Charles William “Billy” Moore of Pawleys Island died March 9 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston. He was 66.

Mr. Moore was born Jan. 16, 1945, in Plantersville, a son of Edward Herman Moore and Ella Weaz Small Moore.

He grew up in Plantersville and worked for Ryan Walsh Stevedoring Co. Inc., and owned 3-Way Exxon. He was also a mechanic and avid outdoorsman.

Mr. Moore is survived by two sons, Billy B. Moore of Pawleys Island and Charles William Tracy Moore of Georgetown; three sisters, Sarah M. Hazelton and Rebekah M. Griffith, both of High Point, N.C., and Nita M. Howell of Georgetown; two brothers, Floyd Moore and Robert E. Moore, both of High Point; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his former wife, Barbara Thomas Moore, and a son, Kelly Wade Moore.

Memorial services were Saturday at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Medical University of South Carolina, 171 Ashley Ave., Charleston, SC 29403 or to the charity of one’s choice.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

March 17, 2011

James Davis

83, veteran retired from N.Y. school district

James Robert Davis of Murrells Inlet died Sunday at Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, N.C. He was 83.

Mr. Davis was born March 10, 1928, in Andes, N.Y., the son of William Smith Davis and Ethel Wight Davis. He was a World War II Army veteran and retired from the Middleburgh, N.Y., school system as director of pupil personnel services.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Shultis Davis of Murrells Inlet; his son, Bill Davis and wife, Kathleen, of Eden; and three grandchildren, Jon Davis and wife, Kristen, of Wake Forest, N.C., Delisa Reavis and her husband, Louis, of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Jimmy Davis of Raleigh.

A funeral service will be held at a later date in Andes.

March 3, 2011

Joe Howerton

82, retired from Immigration Service

Joe D. Howerton of Murrell Inlet, a retiree who was a church and hospital volunteer, died Feb. 11 at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 82.

Mr. Howerton was born in Houston and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Houston. He served in the Coast Guard and worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Service within the Department of Justice from 1946 to 1983.

After his retirement, Mr. Howerton volunteered at Waccamaw Community Hospital and worked for five years as a bookkeeper for a family business.

Mr. Howerton joined Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in June 2004 and was a facilitator in Disciple and Jesus and the Gospels. To make sure he got “his seat” at the 8:45 a.m. worship, Mr. Howerton was always in place by 8:15 a.m., according to the Rev. Mike Alexander. Mr. Howerton loved his church, serving for three years as Sunday school superintendent. He will be greatly missed by his church family.

Mr. Howerton was a kind man, a gentleman, a gentle man and his smile was his signature.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene V. Howerton; two daughters, Debra L. Seid of Pawleys Island and Karen S. Costner of Friendswood, Texas; and his grandchildren, Darin Seid, Matthew Seid, Kayli Costner and Piper Costner.

There will be a memorial service at Belin on Friday at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 528, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

March 3, 2011

Michael Preputnik

73, veteran was retired pub owner

Michael Preputnik of Hagley Estates died Feb. 15 at Tidelands Community Hospice. He was 73.

He was born in Carteret, N.J., a son of Michael Preputnik and Anna Kuzma Preputnik. He was an Air Force veteran.

Mr. Preputnik lived in Ringwood, N.J., where he owned a pub and package goods store after retiring from Volvo Inc. in Rockleigh, N.J. He relocated to the Pawleys Island area, where he enjoyed golf and entertaining family and friends.

He is survived by a niece, Monica Yoos of Rockport, Maine.

Funeral services were private.

Condolences may be left at southcarolinacremation.com.

February 17, 2011

Ike Main

92, Verizon retiree loved golf and travel

Irwin Ingraham “Ike” Main Jr., a former Hagley resident, died Feb. 9 at White Oak Nursing Facility in Waxhaw, N.C. He was living at Carolina Lakes Sun City in Fort Mill. He was 92.

Mr. Main was born Aug. 7, 1918, in Seat Pleasant, Md., the son of Elizabeth J. Dunnington and Irwin I. Main.

He graduated from Maryland Park High School at the age of 15 and attended the University of Maryland to study engineering. He served during World War II as a communications officer, attaining the rank of major in the Army Air Corps.

He was stationed in San Antonio, Texas, as well as in Japan at the end of the war.

Mr. Main had a successful 42-year career with Verizon in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., areas. He was responsible for the White House and Capitol communications during the term of Lyndon B. Johnson, traveling with the president on a state visit to Mexico.

After retiring to Pawleys Island in 1980, he served on the board of the Mental Health Association; was a charter member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church; was a charter member and past president of the Sea Gull Men’s Golf Association; and a member and director of the Grand Strand Grasshoppers golf group for 10 years.

Mr. Main traveled extensively, visiting every continent except Antarctica. His favorites were cruises through the Panama Canal and Alaska, and trips to Australia and New Zealand. His hobbies included genealogy, photography, multimedia presentations, golf, reading, writing, gardening and acquiring greater computer skills.

He had a gentle spirit and was always willing to serve friends, neighbors and even strangers. He enjoyed opening up his home to visitors, family and friends for fun times and fellowship.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nancy Curtis Main; seven children, Michael I. Main and wife, Julie, Halcom E. Curtis and wife, Cindy, Mary M. Main, Angela M. Main, Kevin C. Main and wife, Wanda, Theresa J. Skinner and her husband, Howard, and Stephen G. Main and wife, Andrea; daughter-in-law Joy Main; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a nephew and two great nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Robert L. Main, and wife, Margaret; two sons, Alan J. Main and Gregory F. Main; and one grandson, Matthew J. Main.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Precious Blood. The family will receive friends half an hour before the service.

Entombment will be in the church columbarium.

Memorials may be made to Hospice or your favorite charity.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

February 10, 2011

Robby Enniss

63, ex-engineer pursued a love of cooking

Robby Enniss, an engineer who became an award-winning chef, died Sunday at his home in Murrells Inlet. He was 63.

Mr. Enniss was born Dec. 22, 1947, in Pawleys Island. He grew up on the creek and spent his childhood clamming, crabbing, fishing and shrimping.

He studied at Clemson University. Although he had degrees in passive solar engineering and design engineering, his true passion was cooking, which he learned from the “school of hot stoves.” He had an exquisite palate and was an award-winning Lowcountry chef.

He was chef-proprietor at Robby’s on the Beach in Litchfield, Robby’s Low Country Grill, and Robby’s Goods to Go in Pawleys Island. He made his home in the Tryon-Saluda area of North Carolina during his later years and was executive chef at Twigs in Landrum, S.C.

Mr. Enniss taught the craft of cooking to many young students who are now executive chefs throughout the country. He was a kind and gentle spirit who walked softly on this planet. He will be deeply missed by all that loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Kim; his children Erin and Alison Enniss; his step-children Chace and Lauren Thornton; and his faithful companion, Chow Chow.

A private service was held Wednesday outside of Asheville, N.C. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

February 10, 2011

Kelly Ann Parsley-Jackson

39, teacher was Girl Scout leader

Kelly Ann Parsley-Jackson of Newport News, Va., died Jan. 27. She was 39.

Mrs. Parsley-Jackson was born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the daughter of Paul D. and Patricia M. Parsley. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

She was a private elementary school teacher for Orcutt Baptist School, a Girl Scout leader and a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, where she was active in the Faith Formation Program.

She is survived by husband, Rodney B. Jackson; daughter, Brynn Patricia Jackson; step-daughter, Jordan Jackson; son, Baryck Paul Jackson; step-son, Rodney Jackson Jr.; her parents of Georgetown; brother, Theo Joire (Tania Parsley); and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Friday at St. Jerome in Newport News.

Memorials may be made to the Parsley-Jackson Memorial Fund at any Wachovia Bank branch.

February 3, 2011

Frank Gooley

64, native of England

Frank Gooley of Pawleys Island died Jan. 26 at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 64.

He was born in Liverpool, England, a son of David and Florence Gooley.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joan Gooley; a son, Peter Gooley and his wife, Claire, of Liverpool; a daughter, Joanne Rapps and her husband, Kevin, of Pawleys Island; four grandchildren, Gareth and Megan Gooley and Bronte and Leighton Rapps; seven brothers, John, Billy, Richard, Tommy, Phillip, Jimmy and Robert Gooley; two sisters, Pat Bird and Susan Gooley. Two brothers, David and Alan Gooley, died before him.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday at All Saints Church by the Rev. Bob Grafe. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com

Memorials may be made to CHICS, the Children’s Cancer Support Group, at chicsonline.org.

January 27, 2011

Lib Peteet

89

Elizabeth “Lib” Victoria Little Peteet of Georgetown died peacefully on Saturday at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. She was 89.

She was born Oct. 5, 1921, in Salisbury, N.C. She was the youngest and last living child of Roscoe Conley Little and Margaret Wilmoth Little. Her siblings were Keith, Jean, Wilma and Roscoe “Buck.”

All who met her knew she was always full of life, and she never missed a chance to talk about her five sons, Frank, Hugh, Steve, Mark and Larry.

She is survived by her sons Frank, Hugh and Larry, and grandchildren, “Little” Frank, Chanel, Ginger, Sean, Shane, Eric and Jason.

Memorial services will be private.

The family suggests buying some flowers for yourself and your family and saying a little prayer for Lib.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

January 27, 2011

Roland J. Carr

retired Navy captain

Roland J. Carr, a retired Navy captain and former Pawleys Island resident, died Dec. 12 in Williamsburg, Va.

Mr. Carr was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Buffalo.

He entered the Navy in 1954 at the Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I. During his 30 years of service, Mr. Carr served on the USS Wright, the USS Lexington, the USS Bache, the USS Black, the USS Benner and the USS Arnold J. Isbell.

He also served as an instructor of surface tactics at the ASW Fleet School in San Diego; chief operations officer of COMDESRON 17 in Taiwan; the CINCPACFLT assistant fleet director command and control ADP systems; commander of the Headquarters Support Activity, Taipei, Taiwan; commanding officer of the Navy Regional Data Automation Center in Jacksonville, Fla.; and executive officer of the Naval Data Automation Command in Arlington, Va.

Mr. Carr earned two Meritorious Service Medals, a Bronze Star and a Gold Star.

After his retirement in 1983, Mr. Carr worked for Advanced Technology Inc., Computer Data Systems Inc. and McDonald Bradley Inc. until 1992.

He is survived by his wife, Clare Eberle; two sons Michael Carr of Seattle and James Carr of Atlanta; two brothers, James A. Carr and Dr. Eugene Carr, both of Naples, Fla.; and two cousins, Kathleen McCarthy and Sheila McCarthy, both of Buffalo.

Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery next month.

January 20, 2011

Dr. John Tillotson

78, lifelong educator

Dr. John H. Tillotson of Spartanburg, a part-time resident of Pawleys Plantation, died Sunday at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. He was 78.

Dr. Tillotson was born in Spartanburg on July 8, 1932, the son of Howard Fitzgerald and Bernice Cole Tillotson and was reared and adopted by his uncle and aunt, Lawson Olander and Georgia Parks Tillotson.

In 1951, when he was 18, Dr. Tillotson received his bachelor of arts degree from Wofford College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society. The college was one of his favorite places on earth and he was active in all alumni activities, serving on several boards, and was also a member of the President’s Club, and an avid supporter of academics and athletics.

Dr. Tillotson received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Wofford and was the honored administrator from the South Carolina Music Educators Association Hall of Fame.

He received his master’s degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and his PhD from the University of South Carolina.

His nearly four-decade career in education started in math classrooms at Cowpens and Fairforest high schools, and at USC while working on his Ph.D. Dr. Tillotson was also principal at Woodland Heights Elementary; director of instruction for Spartanburg District No. 6; director of the South Carolina Region 4; and superintendent of Spartanburg District No. 7.

After his retirement in 1992, Dr. Tillotson taught summer classes at Wofford and supervised student-teachers at Wofford and the University of South Carolina – Upstate.

He was an Army veteran, served as president of the East Spartanburg Rotary Club, and was a member of the Evening Optimist Club.

Dr. Tillotson is survived by his wife, Fran King Henderson Tillotson; a daughter, Dr. Patricia Tillotson Sanders-Reid and her husband, William Steven Reid, of Easley; a son, Daniel Howard Tillotson and his wife, Deborah, of Washington Crossing, Pa.; three grandchildren, Maggie Sanders Lewis, Evan Charles Sanders, and Ian Howard Tillotson; a step-daughter, Melodie R. Henderson of Pawleys Island; a sister, Laura Elizabeth Tillotson Towe of Spartanburg; and two brothers, Albert Wilson Tillotson and Everett Bernard Tillotson both of Spartanburg.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Shirley Mitchem Tillotson, and a brother, Joseph Rufus Tillotson.

Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel in Spartanburg. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Heritage Chapel mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church Building Fund, 233 North Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29306; or Morningside Baptist Church Building Fund, 897 South Pine St., Spartanburg, SC 29302; or Wofford College, Class of 1951 Scholarship Fund, 429 North Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29303; or to a charity of one’s choice.

There is an online guestbook at floydmortuary.com.

January 20, 2011

John Snell

98, retired federal employee

John Gastrock Snell of Pawleys Island died Monday at his home. He was 98.

Mr. Snell was born in New Cumberland, Pa., a son of Ida Gastrock and Harry D. Snell. Mr. Snell was educated in New Cumberland schools and spent most of his career as a federal employee at Olmsted Air Force Base in Middletown, Pa.

After his retirement, Mr. Snell and his wife moved to Pawleys Island where he fully enjoyed the milder weather and all the area offers. Mr. Snell was an avid stamp collector.

Mr. Snell is survived by his wife, Eileen Snell of Pawleys Island; a son, J. Richard Snell and his wife, Priscilla, of Dillsburg, Pa.; a daughter, Sandra Hair of Dillsburg; two step-daughters, Susan Davis and her husband, Tom, of Pawleys Island, and Deborah Gross of Marshfield, Mo.; his grandchildren, John Hair and Allisha, Paul Hair, Matthew Snell and Meredith Autumn Snell, Zachary Davis, Rachael Davis, Megan Gross and Michael Gross; and his great-grandchildren, Emma, Grace, Jacob, Anna, Chloe, Samantha, Levi and Caleb.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Pauline Snell, and two brothers, George Snell and Harry Snell.

There will be a memorial service Monday at 11 a.m. at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Frank Holsclaw officiating. Entombment will follow in the church columbarium. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

There is an online guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

January 20, 2011

Anne Rogers

99

Anne Stackhouse Rogers of The Lakes at Litchfield, died Saturday at Conway Medical Center. She was 99.

She was born in Mullins on Sept. 21, 1911, a daughter of George Bennett and Eva Bryant Stackhouse.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Leslie L. Rogers.

Mrs. Rogers is survived by two sons, Lawton Rogers and his wife, Mary, of DeBordieu and Patrick Rogers and his wife, Nancy, of Pawleys Island; one brother, John Stackhouse of Morehead City, N.C.; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends who will miss her.

A celebration of life will be held at The Lakes at Litchfield on Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m.

Memorials may be made to a hospice or a charity.

January 13, 2011

Helen Griffiths

83, medical career spanned globe

Helen Lorraine Partridge Griffiths, a former Hagley resident, died Friday in New Milford, Conn. She was 83.

Mrs. Griffiths was born in 1923 in Pietersburg, South Africa, and grew up in Sandakan, Borneo, where her father was a dental surgeon for Shell Oil Co. As a child, dolls were hard to come by so Mrs. Griffiths dressed up her pet monkey.

She moved with her family to Philadelphia in the 1930s, and then to London, where she was a librarian at Harrods before joining the Army Medical Corps during World War II.

At the end of the war she entered Guy’s Medical School in London, and was one of its first female graduates. She married Tony Griffiths in 1954 and moved to Lincolnshire, England, where he was an Air Force gynecologist.

Mr. Griffiths completed his national service in Habbaniya, Iraq, where Mrs. Griffiths declined an offer to become an anesthesiologist for the Iraqi Army. The Griffithses stayed in Iraq until the Suez War loomed.

Mrs. Griffiths got back to England as an air hostess in training and resumed her career in anesthesiology.

After moving to Canada, where Mr. Griffiths served in the air force, they settled in Stamford, Conn. Mrs. Griffiths worked as an ER doctor at hospitals in Danbury and New Milford.

Mrs. Griffiths was an avid sailor and member of the Stamford Yacht Club, and loved recreation vehicles and spending time at her other homes in California and Arizona.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Anne; and a son, Bruce. Two other sons, Johnny and Derek, died before her.

January 13, 2011

Jane Reynolds

worked in D.C. for 15 years

Jane Morin Reynolds of Tradition Club died Tuesday.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Reynolds grew up in Berlin, N.H. She was a stay-at-home mom until she was widowed in 1978.

Mrs. Reynolds joined the staff of Warren Rudman in Washington, D.C., after he was elected senator in 1980. She worked for Sen. Rudman for 12 years, during which time she was one of 50 women in senators’ offices featured in the July 1984 issue of Good Housekeeping. She then worked for three years as an administrative assistant to the general counsel for the National Endowment for the Arts until her retirement from federal civil service in December 1995.

She married David Toelkes in 1991 and they retired to Pawleys Island in 1998.

Mrs. Reynolds is survived by her husband; her son, Gary Reynolds of Dallas; her brother, Laurent Morin of Charlotte; two grandsons; a niece; a nephew; and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780.

January 13, 2011

Robert J. Carr

retired Navy captain

Roland J. Carr, a retired Navy captain and former Pawleys Island resident, died Dec. 12 in Williamsburg, Va.

Mr. Carr was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Buffalo. He entered the Navy in 1954 at the Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I. During his 30 years of service, Mr. Carr served on the USS Wright, the USS Lexington, the USS Bache, the USS Black, the USS Benner and the USS Arnold J. Isbell.

He also served as an instructor of surface tactics at the ASW Fleet School in San Diego; chief operations officer of COMDESRON 17 in Taiwan; the CINCPACFLT assistant fleet director command and control ADP systems; commander of the Headquarters Support Activity, Taipei, Taiwan; commanding officer of the Navy Regional Data Automation Center in Jacksonville, Fla.; and executive officer of the Naval Data Automation Command in Arlington, Va.

Mr. Carr earned a two Meritorious Service Medals, a Bronze Star and a Gold Star.

After his retirement in 1983, Mr. Carr worked for Advanced Technology Inc., Computer Data Systems Inc. and McDonald Bradley Inc. until 1992.

He is survived by his wife, Clare Eberle; two sons Michael Carr of Seattle and James Carr of Atlanta; two brothers, James A. Carr and Dr. Eugene Carr, both of Naples, Fla.; and two cousins, Kathleen McCarthy and Sheila McCarthy, both of Buffalo.

Interment was in Arlington National Cemetery.

January 6, 2011

Arthur Ford Jr.

95, retired from Knapp Foundry

Arthur Buel Ford Jr. of Pawleys Island died Dec. 28 at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 95.

Mr. Ford was born Oct. 14, 1915, in Hennepin, Ill., a son of Arthur Buel Ford Sr. and Belva Mae Boyle Ford. He grew up in Hennepin and graduated from Barberton High School in Barberton, Ohio.

Mr. Ford retired after 42 years with Knapp Foundry in Akron, Ohio, and was a member of Broadcreek Christian Church in New Bern, N.C. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lois Frase Ford, and his second wife, Virginia Burton Ford.

Mr. Ford is survived by his wife, Odessa Lupton Ford of Aurora, N.C.; two sons, Arthur D. Ford of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Robert A. Ford of Pawleys Island; a daughter, Belva Mae Ford Owen of Elmira, N.Y.; three stepsons, William Watson, John Watson and Robert Watson; two stepdaughters, Libby Litchfield and Joyce Rice; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and 16 step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Friday at First Baptist Church in Georgetown.

Memorials may be made to Broadcreek Christian Church, 40 Olympia Road, New Bern, NC 28560.

There is an online guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

January 6, 2011

Olivia Saylor

21, student at College of Charleston

Olivia Marie Saylor of Charleston died Saturday. She was 21.

Miss Saylor was born July 31, 1989, in Atlanta, the daughter of Paul H. Saylor and Corinne McCaffrey.

She attended the College of Charleston.

Miss Saylor is survived by her parents of Atlanta and Pawleys Island; a sister, Sara Saylor of New York; three brothers, Florian Saylor of Los Angeles, Sebastian Saylor of New York and Paul Saylor of Los Angeles; her maternal grandmother, Rosalie McCaffrey of Atlanta; and four nieces.

Funeral services will be conducted in Atlanta.

Memorials may be made to The Race for Education. 1818 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504.

There is an online guestbook at jhenrystuhr.com.

January 6, 2011

Ada Spurgin

80, inlet resident

Ada Jeanette Spurgin Fields of Murrells Inlet died Monday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. She was 80.

She is survived by her partner, Joseph William McCaffrey; two children, Russell Dare and George Garry Goodhue; six grandchildren, Gary, Lynette, Kristy, Michael, Karin, and William Cale; three great-grandchildren, Collin, Jeffrey, and Vanessa; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, William Vance Goodhue.

A private service for the family will be held in Pinehurst, N.C., at a later date.


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