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2013 OBITUARIES

Dec 12

Lorraine R. Bosio

Former Pawleys resident

Lorraine Ruth Bosio of Lexington, a former Pawleys Plantation resident, died Dec. 8. She was 65.

She was born April 11, 1948, in Torrington, Conn., the daughter of Charles Franklin Allyn Jr. and Verna Scoville Allyn.

She is survived by husband, Dennis Bosio; her daughter, Jennifer Lynne McArdle and her husband, Matthew, of Lexington; her son, D. Steven Bosio and his wife, Karin, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a sister, Christine Ann Beard of Bedford, Va.; her grandchildren, Matthew J. McArdle, Jennifer M. McArdle, Owen Thomas Bosio and Theodore Charles Bosio; a great-grandson, Matthew Scott Scircle; and a nephew and niece, David Beard and Rebecca Beard.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Barr-Price Funeral Home’s Lexington chapel. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship Place, P.O. Box 282, Georgetown, SC 29442.

William H. Davis Jr.

Worked for Capitol subway

William H. Davis Jr. of Pawleys Island died Sunday at his home. He was 73.

He was born in Iberis, Va., a son of Virginia Carney and William H. Davis Sr. He served in the Army in the Vietnam war.

Mr. Davis was a supervisor for the U.S. Capitol subway system in Washington, D.C. He retired in 1996. He was remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who dedicated his life to his family.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Vicki F. Davis; a son, Billy Davis and his wife, Jaime, of Pawleys Island; a daughter, Christa O’Brien and her husband, James, of Edgewater, Md.; and his grandchildren, Caitlyn O’Brien and Hadley Davis.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church by the Rev. Wil Keith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, where he went each week to find comfort and peace, P.O. Box 990 Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


Nov 28

Katherine Burrell

Former Pawleys Island resident

Katherine Ann Breen Burrell of Mount Pleasant, a former Pawleys Island area resident, died Nov. 19. She was 85.

She was born on July 15, 1928, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Charles McCausland Breen and Mary Agnes Doran Breen. She graduated from Akron University where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and president of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. Mrs. Burrell, who was known as Katy, worked as a paralegal for 10 years. She was remembered as an incredible wife and mother, a great swimmer and wonderful hostess.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Roger Alan Burrell; six children, Roger Burrell and his wife, Carol, Michael Burrell and his wife, Barbara, Doran Burrell, Nina Burrell and her husband, Karl Ulrich, James Burrell and his wife, Lisa, and Kathleen Chambers and her husband, Ron; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way; one brother Bill Breen and his wife Pearl.

A brother, James Breen, died before her.

A funeral Mass was held Saturday in Summerby of Mount Pleasant. Inurnment will be in St. Benedict’s Columbarium.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Rd., Suite 504, North Charleston, SC 29406.

A memorial message may be sent to the family at jhenrystuhr.com .

Olive DeCaro

Widow of Georgetown shoemaker

Olive Madge Frierson DeCaro, a Georgetown County resident for more than half a century, died Nov. 21 surrounded by her family. She was 90.

She was born in July 1923, in Kingstree the daughter of John Samuel and Clennie Haselden Frierson, and was one of 11 siblings. Raised in Williamsburg County on a family farm, as a young woman in the early 1940s, Olive and her sister, “Boots,” left home to work at a defense plant in Georgia in support of the war effort. There she met and married her husband, Salvatore DeCaro, a New York native and staff sergeant in the Army Air Corps.

After the war, the couple returned to Sal’s home in New York to raise their family. The family remained in New York until the late 1950s, when they moved to Laurens and then Andrews, eventually settling in Georgetown County.

Sal was the founding owner of Sal’s Repair and Boot Shop in Georgetown. He died in 1975, but the business continued on Front Street with the same name for many years.

Mrs. DeCaro was remembered as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, and friend.

She was well-known for her kindness, generosity, and considerable skills as a cook, baker and gardener.

She is survived by her four children, Mary DeCaro “Cookie” Harvey, Dr. Thomas Joseph DeCaro, Frances DeCaro Briley and Daniel Salvatore DeCaro; three of her seven sisters, Nell Frierson Altman, Sue Frierson Easler, and Betty Frierson Dawkins; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life was held Friday at at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in Greeleyville by the Rev. Charles B. Dawkins, her brother-in-law. Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

Gloria Makar

Loved to entertain

Gloria J. Makar of Willbrook Plantation Died Nov. 20 at Waccamaw Community Hospital. She was 71

She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., a daughter of Salvadore and Theresa Sergi.

Mrs. Makar loved to cook and entertain. She enjoyed playing golf and was a member of Litchfield and Willbrook Country Club.

She was remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, James Makar; sons, Michael (Bernadette) Makar of Monroe Township, N.J. and Jason (Marisa) Makar of Middletown, N.J.; grandchildren, Michael, Mia, Gianna and Iliana; a sister, Marie (Jeff) Androsko of Rehobath Beach, Del.; and a nephew, Jeffery Androsko.

A funeral service was held Monday at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church by the Rev. Pat rick Stenson.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC, 86 Jonathan Lucas St., Charleston, SC 29425.


Nov 21

Leetrice Falk

Delivered babies for 30 years

Leetrice Hicks Falk of Pawleys Island, who helped deliver babies for 30 years, died Nov. 11 with her family at her side. She was 91.

She was born in Laurinburg, N.C. She worked as a labor and delivery surgical technician at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte for 30 years. She loved all babies and was proud to have helped bring so many into the world. She also had a deep love for animals and their welfare.

She was married to the late Boyd E. Falk Sr.

She is survived by her children, Sharon Seigler of Beaufort, Boyd Falk of Laurinburg, Amy Spagnuolo and Kristina Chilton, both of Pawleys Island; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials be made to the Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or to Caledonia Methodist Church, 15201 Barnes Bridge Rd., Laurinburg, NC 28352.

There is a guestbook at myrtlebeachfuneralhome.com.

Robert Bowser

Avid outdoorsman

Robert Bowser of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Sunday at his home. He was 78.

He was born June 29, 1935, in Fremont, Ohio, the son of Theodore and Helen Maylam Bowser. He graduated from high school in Gibsonburg, Ohio, and married the former Marilyn Reino Bowser on Nov. 20, 1954.

Mr. Bowser was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed snowmobiling and traveling. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2280. He was a member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux in Scottsdale.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons Michael (Sue) Murrells Inlet, Mark of Phoenix and William (Susanna) of Park City, Utah; and his grandchildren Brian Bowser of Columbus, Ohio, Scott and Andy Bowser of Murrells Inlet, Kristen Park of Salt Lake City, Eric Wynn of Denver, Hayley Gardner of San Jose, Calif., Kathren Jensen of Dallas; and five great-grandsons, Trey and Tyler Bowser, Henry and Silas Park, and Griffin Jensen.

Three daughters, Mary, Charlotte and Julie, and a brother, Curtis, died before him.

A memorial Mass will be held at St. Michael’s in Gibsonburg on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, stjude.org, or Hospice of the Valley, 16117 N. 76th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260.


Nov 14

Calvin D. Hughes

Former executive at Wellman Inc.

Calvin Dean Hughes of Pawleys Plantation, a retired executive with Wellman Inc., died Nov. 7 at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was 74.

He was born in Spartanburg, a son of Doris Amelia Switzer and Lerlie Jones Hughes. To afford his college education, Calvin began his textile career in 1963 with Deering Milliken in Spartanburg as a testing technician. Post-graduation he continued to work with Milliken as a manufacturing manager until 1967.

In 1969, his boldness led him to move his family across the state and begin a career with Wellman Inc. in Johnsonville. Beginning as a cost accountant, Mr. Hughes’ dedication eventually promoted him to the position of plant manager and vice-president of the plastics division. He enjoyed taking care of his workers until his retirement in 1993.

An avid golfer, he was introduced to the sport at the Wellman Country Club in Johnsonville. He enjoyed the game to the point that he later moved to Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club. His hobby resulted in numerous club championships, but his greater love was his golfing buddies from both clubs.

A passion for gardening and flowers began as a young boy employed by Wrightson’s Greenhouse and Nursery in Spartanburg. This love evolved into him becoming a master gardener thereby growing beautiful flowers for his greatest love: his wife.

In addition to his wife of 55 years, Mary Jane West Hughes, he is survived by a daughter, Kim Costas (Lex) of Daniel Island; a son, Dr. Michael Hughes (Carrie) of Madison, Ga.; grandchildren, Xan, Anna and Alexa Costas; Zachary, Zoie and Allie Jane Hughes; brothers, Melvin Hughes of Cross Hill, Eddie Hughes of Roebuck; his sisters, Geraldine Provinge of Gaffney and Linda Birch of Roebuck; his brothers-in-law, James F. West (Jean) of Spartanburg and Jerry L. West (Lise) of Holmes Beach, Fla.

A memorial service was held Monday at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church by the Rev. Patrick Stenson.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

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

Irene J. O’Neill

Pennsylvania native

Irene Jane O’Neill of Georgetown died Saturday at her home. She was 81.

She was born Oct. 17, 1932, in Hazleton, Pa., a daughter of Herman and Martha Zakutney Trent.

She is survived by her husband C. Allen O’Neil; two daughters, Janet Walls and Katherine Treible, both of Georgetown; one brother, Bob Trent (Ann) of Wilmington, Del.; a granddaughter, Laura Walls; four step-children, David, Marnette, Brett and Bonnie; and four step-grandchildren.

There will be no services.

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

Condolences may be sent at burroughsfh.com.


Nov 7

Joan Howard

Former child actor married NBC executive

Joan Howard of Murrells Inlet, a former child actor whose late husband was the president of the NBC television network, died Nov. 1.

As a child actor, Mrs. Howard performed with her sister in many productions, including Broadway’s “Lady in the Dark” starring Gertrude Lawrence. She founded the Joan Marie Academy of Dance and later taught at Malloy College in New York.

She was married to Robert T. Howard, who was president of the NBC network from 1974 to 1977. He died in 2001.

Mrs. Howard raced sailboats, first crewing for her husband before taking the helm to compete women’s races in Lasers, Sabots and Solings throughout the country.

As an artist, Mrs. Howard focused on abstracting the female form and in the past few years studied and taught Sumi painting.

Her smile brought light into our hearts, her family said. Her wit and fierce determination will remain an inspiration to all she loved.

She is survived by her children, Barbara Jo, Rob, Gregory and Brian; her daughters-in-law Mary and Joni; her grandchildren Sara, Christopher and Brooke; her sister Lois and brother-in-law Cliff, their children and families. Her life will be celebrated with a service on Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Isabelle Lynch

Isabelle A. Lynch of Pawleys Island died Oct. 29. She was 88.

She will be buried at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y., at a later date. Goldfinch Funeral Home and Hawthorne Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements.

Jack Shriver

Retired director of logistics

Jack Shriver Jr. of the Tradition Club, who was retired from the health care industry, died Tuesday at Tideland Hospice House. He was 80.

He was born in Baltimore, the son of John and Margaret Shriver. He served in the Army and was a graduate of the University of Loyola in Baltimore.

Mr. Shriver was a director of logistics for Zimmer Inc., a division of Bristol Myers Squibb. He retired to Pawleys Island in 1997.

Mr. Shriver was a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church where he served as a lector and Eucharistic minister. He was a past Faithful Navigator of Grand Strand Assembly 2107 of the Knights of Columbus. He was a charter member and trustee of Rev. Phil Grant Assembly 3272. He had been a member of the Knights for over 50 years, most recently at Precious Blood of Christ Council 11028.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Nasco Shriver; his children, John Shriver III (Jennifer) of Atlanta, Thomas Shriver (Ann) of Williamsburg, Va., Sue Shriver Long (Randy) of Matthews, N.C., and Chris Shriver (Cyndie) of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Kimberly, Kelsea and Matthew Shriver, all of Atlanta, Sarah Shriver of Washington, D.C., Zachary, Casey and Darby Long, all of Matthews, 1st Lt. John Long (Kailyn) of Manhattan, Kan., Joseph, Caroline, Katharine Shriver and Elizabeth Scarboro (Taylor), all of Raleigh; and a great-grandson, Turner Scarboro of Raleigh.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church with the Rev. Patrick Stenson officiating.

Memorials may be made to Operation Hope, Knights of Columbus 11028, 1633 Waverly Rd., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


Oct 31

Tommy Blakely

Owned Kingstree department store

Thomas Alexander Blakely Jr. of Pawleys Island, who owned a department store in Kingstree, died Oct. 24 at Tidelands Community Hospice House. He was 88.

He was born March 6. 1925, in Kingstree, a son of T.A. Blakely and Rheta Derrick Blakely of Lane. He served in the Navy’s amphibious forces in the South Pacific during World War II.

Mr. Blakely, who was known as Tommy, was the owner of C. Tucker’s Department Store in Kingstree. He served on the Williamsburg Technical College board and was chairman of the board of Kingstree Federal Saving and Loan.

He was also past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6500 and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church.

He was married for almost 60 years to the late Sylvia Tucker Blakely.

He is survived by two daughters, Myra Blakely and Charlesann Blakely Graham, both of Pawleys Island; one son, Thomas A. “Tab” Blakely III of Pawleys Island; two grandchildren, Lee and Blakely Graham; a sister, Mary Florence “Floopie” Geddings of Charleston; and a brother, Richard J. “Dickie” Blakely of Kingstree.

Graveside services were Saturday in Williamsburg Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 N. Longstreet St., Kingstree, SC 29556.


Oct 24

Russell Hardee

Owner of Island Café and Deli

The Pawleys Island community lost a friend last week with the death of Russell Scott Hardee, owner of the Island Café and Deli for the last 25 years.

Friends remembered his generosity and love of boating, fishing and traveling to the islands.

“Russell served a good product, an honest product,” said Bob Mimms, owner of Litchfield Beach Fish House. “I hate to throw around words like ‘pioneer’ but he was one of the first and longest-lived restaurateurs down here. He was a big part of this community.”

Mr. Hardee, 49, died Oct. 17 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

He was an avid fisherman, according to long time friend Jim Bindner. They took an annual fishing trip to the Florida Keys. “Russell loved the water,” Bindner said. “He enjoyed life and had a big heart. He was best man at my wedding 20 years ago. It’s a great loss to the community.”

Mr. Hardee managed the restaurant 82 Queen and the Omni Hotel in Charleston. He then managed 82 Queen when it opened in the Hammock Shops. In 1988, he opened Island Café and Deli.

Mimms said Mr. Hardee was part of the fabric of Pawleys Island. “I’ve always been proud of the idea that we provide a service,” Mimms said. “The restaurants in this area are part of a package. Russell was part of the package of what we do in this particular area.

“On a personal note, he was a friend of mine. We traveled quite a bit. He was easy to talk to. If I had a problem, I could take it to him and vice versa. He never did me wrong. You can’t say that about everybody.”

Mr. Hardee was born Aug. 2, 1964, in Georgetown, a son of Robert Earl Hardee and Patricia Harrelson Hardee. He grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Winyah High School and Johnson and Wales Culinary College.

In addition to his parents, of Pawleys Island, he is survived by his children, Justin Scott Hardee and Lillian Margaret Hardee, and their mother Anne, of Pawleys Island; a brother, Michael Allen Hardee and his wife, Gayle, of Mount Pleasant; and numerous cousins.

The funeral was Monday at Pawleys Island Community Church, led by the Rev. Lonnie Brazell.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to the church or charity of your choice.

Todd Welden

Head golf pro at Caledonia

True Blue golf pro Bob Seganti remembers his friend Todd Welden for his humility and his “wicked” sense of humor.

Mr. Welden, 50, director of golf at Caledonia Golf and Fish Club since it opened in 1994, died Sunday at his home after a battle with lung cancer.

“Todd was kind enough to recommend me for the head pro’s position at True Blue,” Seganti said, “and I was proud to call him one of my best friends for almost 18 years. The golf business is not a job. It’s a lifestyle, seven days a week. We spent a lot of time together. I probably had as many conversations with Todd as I’ve had with my wife of almost 20 years. He had an incredibly wicked sense of humor and was humble and hard-working. He would never seek the limelight, but the limelight would occasionally find him.”

One example of Mr. Welden’s generosity came in 2010. After noticing a billboard encouraging organ donation, he decided to donate a kidney to a stranger. He and the recipient became friends following the successful transplant.

“That tells you who he was,” said John Springs, another close colleague and Caledonia’s general manager. “That’s one of the most noble things I’ve ever heard of anyone doing.”

Mr. Welden began his golf career as an assistant professional at Pawleys Plantation from 1989 to 1993. He was named head pro at Caledonia in August of 1993, before the club opened to the public in 1994. He later became director of golf.

“We’re going to miss his personality, but he left a good legacy in that he had a knack for hiring good people, and those people are going to carry on his legacy,” Springs said. “All his staff loved him. They know how he ran the place and I trust them to continue what Mr. Welden has started.”

In 2005, Mr. Welden was named the Carolinas Section Merchandiser of the Year; he was nominated again this year although the winner has not yet been announced. He was serving on the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association and was president of his community property owner’s association board.

“What everyone who knew him will miss most is his sense of humor,” said Eddie Dennis, a friend and golf pro at Arrowhead Golf Course. “Todd never failed to make me and everyone around him laugh. He was so generous, with his time and resources. He was quick to care for animals and anyone in need … The best way to sum up Todd is he was simply and perfectly a great guy we will miss every day of our lives.”

Mr. Welden created a tournament in the late 1990s at Caledonia that has become known as the Lowcountry Open. The two-person team event started as a small affair involving Mr. Welden’s friends and has grown into an invitational that fills the course and one year attracted now PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson and his father, Scott. Springs refers to the event as “Todd’s Tournament,” and there is already talk of renaming the event in his memory.

He served on the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce Board for at least two terms. He was a member of the PGA since 1993.

In addition to being an avid golfer and surfer, Mr. Welden loved motorcycles. He was a zealous New Orleans Saints and Iowa Hawkeyes football fan. He introduced his wife, Cam, to cycling, and they enjoyed traveling to Colorado, Costa Rica and anywhere else there was an excuse to be near the ocean.

Mr. Welden was born in Iowa Falls, Iowa, Sept. 17, 1963. He graduated from Iowa Falls High School in 1982, and attended the University of Iowa. He is preceded in death by grandparents Dick and Ruth Welden and Laurence and Marie Ricke, and by his sister, Kathy McFadden. One of eight children, he is survived by his parents Jerry and Ramona Welden and siblings: Wayne (Steph Hill) Welden, Ricke (Julie) Welden, Ruth (Don) Kloetzer, Chris Welden, Sue (Doug) Minard, Anne (Mike) Wiarda, Katie (Doug) Haverkamp, Jenni (Mike) Hummel, Mike (Kristin) Cranston, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held today at 5 p.m. at the Caledonia Golf and Fish Club. Burial services will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House at rmhcharleston.org or St. Frances Animal Center in Georgetown at sfanimals.org.


Oct 17

Barbara F. Bartlett

Crossword puzzle fan

Barbara F. Bartlett of Litchfield Country Club died Saturday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. She was 84.

She was born in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Pascal O. McDonald and Inez Calhoun. She enjoyed reading, golf and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Ralph Bartlett; her children, Edward Hilpert and his wife, Nikki, of Latrobe, Pa., and Robert Hilpert and his wife, Cynthia, of Pittsburgh; her stepchildren Evelyn Tolliver and her husband, Gene, of Renoldsburg, Ohio, Richard Bartlett and his wife, Sharon, of Virginia Beach, Va., Randy Bartlett and his wife, Carol, of Maple Shade, N.J., Beth Wingerd of Annapolis, Md., Scott Bartlett of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Laurie Botti and her husband, Jerry, of Port St. Lucie; her brothers, James McDonald of Florida and Brian McDonald of Texas; her sisters, Betty Jean Valentine of Bethel Park, Pa., and Miriam Mitchell of Texas; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Wednesday at Goldfinch Funeral Home Litchfield/Pawleys Island Chapel.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Alvin L. Morris

First dean at dentistry college

Alvin L. Morris, a former River Club resident who was a retired professor of dentistry, died Oct. 10 in Lexington, Ky. He was 86 and lived in Danville, Ky.

He was born July 2, 1927, in Detroit, the son of Frank Morris and Lulu Cornett Morris. He served in the Army infantry in Europe during World War II. He earned his degree in dentistry from the University of Michigan. After a three year tour in the Army Dental Corps, he earned his Ph.D degree from the University of Rochester.

His initial academic appointment was at the University of Pennsylvania after which he was appointed the founding dean of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Dr. Morris became executive director for Academic Health Centers, for which he created a national office in Washington D.C. He then returned to the University of Pennsylvania from which he retired as professor emeritus. Dr. Morris was a founding member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and served as a consultant to the Army Surgeon General.

Dr. Morris received numerous awards and enjoyed an extensive network of professional acquaintances who he also considered friends. He was as comfortable talking policy with power brokers in Washington as he was playing amateur polo with his buddies in Boonesboro. He was famous for taking the time to acknowledge and engage everyone he encountered in the course of a day.

After retiring to the Pawleys Island area, Dr. Morris returned to Danville. He served with a medical mission team on the Amazon River in Peru and was deployed to New Orleans as a Red Cross volunteer following Hurricane Katrina.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Hackman Morris; his children, Jeffry Morris of Lexington, Gregg Morris of Newark, Del., and Beth Wofford of Lexington; his step-children, Rebecca Crawford of Lexington and step-son William Eyster of Little Rock, Ark.; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

His first wife, Arlene Teschler Morris, died before him.

A memorial service was held Saturday in Kentucky.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423.


Oct 10

Martha E. Watson

Helped catch Nazi spies

Martha Elizabeth Watson of Pawleys Island, who received a commendation for her work with the FBI during World War II, died Sunday at Conway Medical Center. She was 90.

She was born in Stephens City, Va., a daughter of Charles A. and Courtney Richard.

Mrs. Watson worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C., during World War II and was instrumental in capturing German spies. She received a personal commendation from J. Edgar Hoover for her efforts.

She was active in the Republican Women’s Committee and was often a guest in the White House. She was also on the Women’s Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer C. Watson, Jr. and a daughter, I’Ann W. Blanchette.

She is survived by her daughters, Vikki Miller of Pawleys Island and Christie Watson of Myrtle Beach; a grandson, Matt W. Blanchette of Pawleys Island; and her great-grandchildren, Dillon and Lindsey Blanchette.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Green Hill Cemetery in Stephens City.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 110 Dillon Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29307.


Oct 3

Lawrence E. Holliday

Former oil company owner

Lawrence Edward Holliday of Greenville, formerly Georgetown and Pawleys Island resident, died Friday at his home. He was 94.

He was born April 30, 1919, in Manning, a son of Benjamin Walker Holliday and Ruby Weeks Holliday. He graduated from Manning High School and attended Clemson University and the University of South Carolina, although he was always a Tiger. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and became the youngest first sergeant in the service. He also served in the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard.

He met a beautiful young school teacher, Margie Ambrose, when he moved back to South Carolina. They married in August 1948 and lived in Plantersville before moving to Georgetown.

They were married for 60 years until Margie’s death in 2008. They had 5 wonderful children. They had to experience one of life’s most difficult tragedies in the death of one child. They remained strong in their faith and both were tremendous parents.

Mr. Holliday served as postmaster at Plantersville for a time. He was a former owner and president of Holliday-Ruble Oil Co., treasurer of Seaport Oil Co. and owner of Coastal Disposal. Mr. Holliday was also former owner of Chris Craft of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach Marina.

Mr. Holliday was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, where he served on the administrative board and as a member of the choir for many years. He was an associate member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church in Greenville.

Mr. Holliday was an active member of the Georgetown community. He was a former president of the Cotillion Club of Georgetown and the Ribbon Club. Mr. Holliday was a former Rotarian and Jaycee and former member of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Winyah Indigo Society. Mr. Holliday served on the board of Andrews Bank and Trust Co. and Plantation Federal Bank. He served as chairman of the employer support committee of the National Guard and Reserve of Georgetown and on the Advisory Private Industry Council under Gov. Richard Riley for Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg counties. Mr. Holliday served on the Georgetown Memorial Hospital Foundation Board and as highway commissioner for the 15th District.

In addition to his wife, a daughter, Marjorie Abigail Holliday, and two sisters, Dorothy Mims and Kathleen Holliday, died before him.

He is survived by three sons, Lawrence Edward Holliday Jr. and his wife, Robin, and Walker Ambrose Holliday and his wife, Julie, all of Pawleys Island and Dr. Joseph Weeks Holliday and his wife, Janice, of Greenville; a daughter, Margarette Holliday Carter and her husband, Kirk, of Greenville; eight grandchildren, Erin Holliday, Walker Holliday and his wife, Emily, Sally Holliday, Hayes Holliday and his wife, Katelyn, John Lawrence Holliday, Abbie Holliday and her fiancé, Caleb Jordan, Lucy Carter and Maggie Carter; and a great-grandson, Hunter Holliday.

Funeral services were Wednesday at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery Annex.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to: Duncan Methodist, 901 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC 29440, Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1988, Greenville, SC 29602, Pawleys Island Chapel, P.O. Box 164, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or Interim Hospice Care, 16 Hyland Rd., Greenville, SC 29615.

Sara D. Williamson

Longtime Pawleys Island summer visitor

Sara Dargan Williamson, a longtime Pawleys Island summer resident, died Sept. 25 at her home at Oaklyn in Darlington County. She was 101.

She was born Sept. 4, 1912, in Effingham, the daughter of Benton DuBose Dargan and Mildred Ervin Dargan. After graduating from Winthrop College in 1933, she married B. Frank Williamson, a well-known Darlington County farmer, on Nov. 24, 1934.

Mrs. Williamson lived most of her life at their Oaklyn home where she raised their seven children with calm strength and patient wisdom. She was active in St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Her interest in literature and history led her to be a long standing and contributing member of Over the Teacups, The Old Homestead Club, John McIver Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America.

Her love for flowers of all types and her devotion in caring for them reflected in her flower gardens at Oaklyn, her membership in the Palmetto Garden Club and her love for seeking out and collecting wild flowers wherever she travelled. She also cherished her summers at Pawleys Island with her husband, children, and grandchildren and often gathered with her sisters and cousins for house parties.

Mrs. Williamson is survived by six of her seven children, Benjamin Franklin Williamson and his wife, Ann, of Darlington, Edwin Dargan Williamson and his wife, Kathe, of Washington, D.C., Thomas Bright Williamson of Darlington, Keith Symmers Williamson and his wife, Caroline, of Hartsville, Isabel Symmers Williamson Smith and her husband, Stephen, of Camden and Benton DuBose Williamson and his wife, Elisabeth, of Columbia; a son-in-law William Milton Rambo of Mount Pleasant. Her eldest child, Sara Dargan Williamson Rambo, died in 1982 and her husband died in 1984.

She is survived by 21 grandchildren (and their spouses), many of whom traveled and spent considerable time with her and benefited from her wisdom and grace, William M. Rambo Jr. (Lee) of Columbia, Timothy D. Rambo of Charlottesville, Va., Louise Rambo King (Caleb) of Ruhengeri, Rwanda, Frank W. Rambo (“E.D.”) of Charlottesville, B. Frank Williamson (Leonora) of Chattanooga, Tenn., Jane M.J. “Jennie” Williamson Pezé (Vincent) of Darlington, Carroll S. Williamson (Collins) of Columbia; Samuel G. Williamson (Eleanor) of Shanghai, Edwin D. Williamson Jr. (Melissa) of Nashville, Tenn.; Sara Elizabeth “Bess” Williamson (Wayne) of Chicago, T. Bright Williamson Jr. (Allison) of Mount Pleasant, Susan G. Williamson (Douglas) of Alta, Utah, Charles S. Williamson of Columbia, James K. S. Williamson of Pawleys Island, Charles D. Williamson of Hartsville, J. Stephen Smith Jr., of Birmingham, Ala., Sara I. S. Smith of Camden, B. DuBose Williamson Jr. of Upperville, Va., Elisabeth M. Williamson of Columbia, Sara D. Williamson of Columbia, and Locke M. Williamson of Columbia; 24 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Frances Dargan Clarkson of Sumter.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice or to St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 210 South Main St., Darlington, SC.

Services were Saturday at St Matthew’s. Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery.

There is a guestbook at belkfuneralhome.com.


Sept 26

Gregory W. Paugh

Worked for construction company

Gregory William Paugh of Murrells Inlet died Sept. 19 at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. He was 54.

He was born March 6, 1959, in Washington, D.C., a son of Mary Ann Edelen Paugh Croco and the late Lawrence William Paugh Jr. He grew up in Beltsville, Md., and graduated in 1978 from High Point High School. Mr. Paugh later relocated to Murrells Inlet and worked for Keesee Construction Co. in Pawleys Island. He was a dedicated worker and had the talent to construct and build anything and everything.

Mr. Paugh was an animal lover and had a great love for his partner Lisa Fry and their son, Nicholas.

In addition to his mother and her husband, Richard Croco, and his partner and their son, Mr. Paugh is survived by three sisters, Cheryl DeHaven and her husband, Brian, Carol Foster and her husband, John, and Lori Paugh; two brothers, Glenn and Daniel Paugh; and five nieces and nephews, Cristina, Kyle, Brent, Kalynn and Connor.

A nephew, Shawn DeHaven, died before him.

A memorial service will be held later.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

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


Sept 19

Robert S. Fogarty Jr.

Innovator in U.S. furniture industry

Robert S. Fogarty Jr., a furniture company executive who specialized in turning around troubled firms, died Sept. 11. He was 80 and lived at DeBordieu for 14 years after moving to Pawleys Island in 2006.

He received many honors during a career that spanned four decades, but his family said it was the Horatio Alger Award that was most meaningful. Mr. Fogarty received the award in 1971, a year after he quit his job with the conglomerate Schlumberger to start his own business, Habitation Resources Inc. He was 36, with a wife and three children but little savings. “I didn’t know what the hell an investment banker was,” he said in an interview with The Los Angeles Times.

But he believed that the U.S. home furnishings industry had potential to be larger that the auto industry as families turned inward after the turbulent 1960s. He found an investor, bought a furniture company in Los Angeles and weathered tough labor and market conditions to make it profitable within a year.

He was born July 28, 1933, to Robert S. and Christine Fogarty in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. His father was a plumber and head of the regional parochial school system’s sports programs. His mother was a Polish immigrant whose own mother had taught piano at the University of Warsaw. Robert dropped out of school at 14 when his father contracted tuberculosis. He worked as a laborer and shipping clerk to support his family then enlisted in the Air Force and served in communications during the Korean War.

It was in the Air Force that he earned his high school diploma. His basketball skills won him a scholarship to Wofford College. He learned about Wofford while stationed at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, his daughter, Paula, said.

Mr. Fogarty graduated from Wofford in three years with the highest honors in the Class of 1959 and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He also headed the South Carolina State Student Legislature, was a member of the Senior Order of Gnomes, Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and Wofford’s championship debate team.

He went to work for Burlington Industries in South Hill, Va., where he met and married Harriette Moseley.

“He got bored very easily if he didn’t have a challenge,” Mrs. Fogarty said. He wasn’t getting that at Burlington.

He was hired by Schlumberger as marketing director of one of its furniture subsidiaries in Virginia. “He did so well there, they sent him to California,” to take charge at another operation, his wife said. He turned that company around, too.

In 1972, Mr. Fogarty and a partner acquired General Interiors, which had been formed six years earlier and was faltering. It had acquired Pennsylvania House, Kittinger, Dunbar and Biggs. Mr. Fogarty became the CEO. The turnaround became the subject of a chapter in the 2009 book “The Furniture Wars” by Mike Dugan, a friend and protégé of Mr. Fogarty’s and former CEO of Henredon.

“He could figure out how to run a business,” Mrs. Fogarty said. “He knew these companies were not being run properly.”

General Interiors was sold to General Mills in 1975. Mr. Fogarty then bought into the Kindel Furniture Co. in 1978. The company had operated in Grand Rapids, Mich., since 1901, but it was being undercut by furniture makers in North Carolina, his daughter said. She became president of the company in 1999.

“Dad’s challenge was to bring the level of design up to the level of the Kindel craftsmanship,” Paula Fogarty said.

Mr. Fogarty had experience with licensing from working with Kittinger, which manufactured reproductions from the Colonial Williamsburg collection. He licensed the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur collection, making furniture from design its collection in Wilmington, Del.

He added licenses for the Irish Georgian Society, Mount Vernon and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

“He was a great scholar and historian,” his daughter said. “Reproductions were products to which he could really relate.”

The licensing agreements helped turn Kindel into a top manufacturer of ultra-luxury home furnishings during Mr. Fogarty’s 27 years with the company. “We have a duty to keep American craftsmanship vibrant and growing in the face of challenges,” Mr. Fogarty told Furniture Today in 2005, the year he received an honorary doctorate from the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids for his contributions to the American furniture industry.

During his tenure at Kindel, the industry was facing new challenges from imports and pressure to move manufacturing overseas. Mr. Fogarty was member of the American Manufacturer’s Trade Action Coalition with his friend Roger Milliken.

“He was a tough businessman,” his daughter said, “but he was always close to his employees. He had an open-door policy.” She recalled that in California, his company sports teams always did well in the industrial leagues, a tribute to his own athletic background.

He is survived by another daughter, Lea, and a son, Dean. He would want to be remembered as a family man, Paula Fogarty said, and as a patriotic American.

Memorials may be made to the Fogarty Fund at Wofford College, 429 N. Church St., Spartanburg, SC, 29303-3663.

Online condolences may be sent to burroughsfh.com.

Edna M. Muser

Longtime Hagley resident

Edna McComb Muser, a former Hagley resident, died Aug. 12 at her home in Voorhees, N.J. She was 89.

She grew up in Maplewood, N.J., graduating from Columbia High School and Berkley Secretarial School.

She worked as a school secretary before marrying her sweetheart Maurice “Bud” Muser Jr. after he returned from his service in Navy Seabees during World War II.

They moved several times over the early years. They lived in both Charlotte and Atlanta.

In 1951 they settled in Ridgewood, N.J. There they raised four children, and Bud was active in local politics, Westside Presbyterian Church, Little League and the Boy Scouts while Edna was a homemaker, working part time for the local school system. She was very active in the Ridgewood Women’s Club, the Bergen County Blood Bank, Bridge Club, and the Paramus Ladies Golf Group.

They enjoyed their family and many friends, summer parties by the pool, and the extensive traveling and entertaining which was a part of Bud’s job, both as councilman for the Village of Ridgewood, and treasurer for Stihl American Inc.

They semi-retired in 1979 and moved to Pawleys Island.

They built their home in Hagley Estates on Sea Gull Golf Course.

Through their 57 years of marriage, family was the center of their lives, and they enjoyed many happy summers and holidays at the beach and on the golf course with their children and grandchildren. Bud was employed at Atlantic Realty and Edna helped start the Sea Gull Ladies Golf Group.

Golfing became a big part of her life, and she became a top senior amateur golfer with a 7 handicap. She won many tournaments over their years in South Carolina, was invited to play in several Pro-Am tournaments, and enjoyed working part time at the Sea Gull Pro Shop.

After Bud died in 2004 she remained in Pawleys Island, but macular degeneration gradually stole her vision and put an end to her golfing days, although she never lost her interest in the game.

Over the next few years she moved in with two of her children and their spouses, while still living in Pawleys Island.

In 2011, she moved to Voorhees to be closer to her other two children, their families, and some of her new great-grandchildren.

She loved every minute of being close to her family, and was remembered as a wonderful caring and supportive mother.

She is survived by her sister, Eleanor McComb Betts of Lillington, N.C., her sister-in-law, Carolyn Muser Ruprecht of Kitzbuhel, Austria; her four children, Maurice Muser III and his wife, Carol, of Spring Hill, Fla., Dr. Katharine Garnier and her husband, Jay, of Moorestown, N.J., Richard Muser and his wife, Debbie, of Ramsey, N.J., and Chris Zimmerer and her husband, Kurt, of New Concord, Ky.; as well as seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for Sept. 28 at Bradley’s Funeral Home in Marlton, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a local animal rescue organization or the Macular Degeneration Foundation at macular.org.

Michael Quaaranta

Played minor league baseball

Michael Quaranta of Litchfield Country Club, a former minor league baseball player, died Sept. 8 at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 85.

He was born May 25, 1928, the son of Antonio Quaranta and Lucy Latoria Quaranta.

He served in the Army as a corporal in the military police. He worked with Black Dot Typographers in Chicago before retiring.

From his youngest days, Mr. Quaranta was passionate about baseball. He played baseball all over Japan while in the military and played for the Chicago Cubs farm team.

He was also an umpire for Pony League and Little League baseball all over Chicago.

He also loved bowling and golf, playing in numerous Chicago leagues and serving as president of several.

He and his wife, Nancy Lazarew Quaranta, were married June 19, 1994. She survives him along with three children, Vicki Lynn Fetterman, Michael J. Quaranta and Marita Sommerville; a stepson, Steven Nestel and his wife, Bonnie; six grandchildren, Scott, Stacy, Frank, Renee, Marie and Katy; and a brother, Lewis “Chuck” Quaranta.

Another brother, Anthony Quaranta, died before him.

A memorial service was held Monday at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent at mckenziechapels.com.

Carol K. Stoneman

Member of church Quilters

Carol Karlosky Stoneman of Pawleys Island, a former resident of Springfield, Va., died Sept. 12 at Waccamaw Community Hospital. She was 70.

She was born in Monessen, Pa., a daughter of Herman and Anita Karlosky. Mrs. Stoneman was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where she was a part of the Quilters. She also enjoyed golf and bowling.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, William D. Stoneman; her sons, Keith Stoneman and his wife, Michelle, of Lincoln, Neb., and Kraig Stoneman of Newcastle, Del; her grandchildren, Christoph, Jackson and Marshall; a sister, Elaine Albert of Donora, Pa.; her nieces, Leanne and Lori; a nephew, George; and several other nieces and nephews.

A sister, Rita Caruso, died before her.

A memorial service was held Monday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Dave Lyle.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.


Sept 12

James A. Guess Jr.

Longtime Pawleys summer resident

James Advil Guess Jr. of Hollywood, S.C., a long-time Pawleys Island summer resident, died Sept. 5. He was 69.

Known to family and friends as Jimmy, he was born Feb. 25, 1944, in Kingstree, the son of the late James Advil Guess and Mell Brown Guess. He served in the Army, attended Montreat College, the Baptist College and was a member of the Charleston Shag Club and the Lowcountry Anglers Fishing Club.

He worked in passenger services with Delta Airlines before retiring.

As a child, Jimmy spent summers at Pawleys Island. He had a passion for fishing and made lifelong “creek buddies.” Gatherings with family and friends at the beach was his personal paradise.

He attended Christ St. Paul’s Parish Church, where funeral services were held Monday. Interment was in the Union Presybyterian churchyard in Salters.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Honeycutt Guess; a daughter, Catherine Guess Wheeler and her husband, Joey, of Mount Pleasant; a step-daughter, Lisa McCaskill Newland and her husband, Tommy, of Yonges Island; step-son, Travis Kevin McCaskill and his wife, Hadley, of Greenville; three sisters, Vicky McDonald and her husband, Steve, of Greenville, Rhoda Hayes of Columbia and Rebecca “Bee” McGill and her husband, Robert, of Lane; six grandchildren, Wilson Wheeler, Janey Newland, Frances Newland, Jordan Newland, Cole McCaskill, Harper McCaskill; and 11 nieces and nephews.

His sister, Catherine G. Horton, died before him.

Memorials may be made to Lutheran Hospice of Mount Pleasant, 1885 Rifle Range Rd., Suite 46, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 or Christ St. Paul’s Parish Church, P.O. Box 426, Yonges Island, SC 29449 or Union Presbyterian Church, 4501 Highway 377, Salters, SC 29590.

Condolences may be sent online at jhenrystuhr.com.

Mabel W. Wrenn

Retired bookkeeper

Mabel W. Wrenn of Georgetown, a retired bookkeeper, died Sunday at Tidelands Community Hospice House. She was 88.

She was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Mockville, N.C., a daughter of John Wickliffe Woodward and Zelma Zeola McClamrock Woodward. She was married to the late Billy Wrenn and died on their 69th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Wrenn worked as a bookkeeper for Drs. Miller, Tiller, Quinn and Morrison and worked for Georgetown Kraft Credit Union. She was remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and homemaker.

She is survived by two sons, William E. Wrenn Jr. of Georgetown and Don S. Wrenn and his wife, Crista, of Muscat, Oman; three daughters, Jennifer Wrenn Mincey and her husband, Mike, Lucy W. Wrenn and Robin A. Wrenn, all of Georgetown; two sisters, Claire Bone of Columbia and Louise Collins of Mocksville; three brothers, George Woodward and his wife, Lib, Arthur Woodward and his wife, Barbara, and Rod Woodward and his wife, Betty, all of North Carolina; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Two other brothers, Jack Woodward and Ike Woodward, died before her.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Joe Woodward, a nephew, will officiate. Burial will be in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Graham Funeral Home. There is a guestbook at grahamfuneralhome.org.

Memorials may be made to Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 84 Forest Ave. Georgetown, SC 29440 or to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440.


Sept 5

Robert L. Perdue

Retired W.Va. firefighter

Robert L. Perdue, 84, of Surfside Beach, a retired firefighter, died Aug. 23 after a recurring illness. He was 84.

He was born July 5, 1929, in Charleston, W.Va., the son of Donna Drown and William Reeder Perdue. He received an associate’s degree from Beckley College after graduating from high school in Orlando, Fla. He served in the Marine Corps in the Korean War as a member of the military police.

He married the former Patty Sutphin on March 5, 1954, in Pearisburg, Va.

Mr. Perdue worked for the Beckley Fire Department from 1950 to 1972, retiring as a lieutenant. He then worked 10 years as the Knox County Fire Inspector.

He became a member of the Beckley Presbyterian Church as a young boy and retained membership throughout his life.

Mr. Perdue adored the ocean. When he was no longer able to walk on the beach, Patty would take him on the short drive from their house to watch the waves crash on the beach. Often, he was seen driving around the neighborhood in his golf cart.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Rick Perdue and his wife, Peggy, of Surfside, Robin Perdue Thompson and Tim Ox of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Terri Perdue and Henry Williams of Murrells Inlet; his grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; and his brother, Tom Perdue, and his wife, Anita, of Charleston.

His sister, Virginia Perdue Vinson, died before him.

He was cremated and a private family service was held.

Memorials may be made to the Bob Perdue Firefighters Relief Fund, IAFF Beckley Firefighters, P.O. Box 659, Beckley, WV 25802-0659.


Aug 29

Dr. John Cathcart

Obstetrician delivered over 4,000 babies

Dr. John Harris Cathcart Jr., of Greenwood and Pawleys Island, a retired obstetrician, died Sunday at his home. He was 82.

He was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Gaffney, a son of Dr. John Harris and Mary Elizabeth Coan Cathcart. A graduate of Darlington School in Rome, Ga., he earned a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College in 1953.

Upon graduation, he served in the Army as an infantry lieutenant. He earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Cathcart served his residency at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology.

He practiced in Gaffney for 35 years and delivered more than 4,000 babies. After retiring in May 2001, he continued to serve the Cherokee County and Union County mental health centers as a consulting physician until 2011.

Dr. Cathcart was a member of the Gaffney Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow.

He was also a member of Crustbreakers and had served as a member of the Cherokee County District One school board for eight years, four of those as chairman.

He served on the board for the Bank of Gaffney and First Piedmont Federal Savings and Loan Association. Active with the Chamber of Commerce, he also served as chairman of the Cherokee County Health Policy and Planning Council and the Cherokee County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Dr. Cathcart was also very active in many other cultural and civic endeavors in Gaffney and had served on many various medical boards and associations.

He enjoyed traveling and attending painting workshops with his wife, Betsy. He loved spending time at his home in Pawleys Island with family and friends.

Dr. Cathcart was a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and Sunday school teacher for many years.

In addition to his wife of 53 years he is survived by two sons, Dr. John H. Cathcart III and his wife, Lynn, of Greenwood, and Richard Charles Richardson Cathcart of West Columbia; one daughter, Camilla Cathcart McDevitt and her husband, Chuck, of Greenwood; eight grandchildren, John Harris Cathcart IV, Manning Richardson Cathcart, Richard Charles Richardson Cathcart Jr., Eliza Lindsay Cathcart, Katherine Richardson McDevitt, Samuel Cathcart McDevitt, Joshua Michael McDevitt and Justin Ryan McDevitt and his wife, Leann; his sister, Marion Cathcart Waters and her husband, David, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; his brother-in-law, Col. L. Ralph Livingston of Birmingham, Ala.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will Saturday at 2 p.m. at Limestone Presbyterian Church.

Private inurnment will be in the church columbarium.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, 101 East Jefferies St., Gaffney, SC 29340.

Condolences may be sent at blythfuneralhome.com.

Jacqueline McEnroe

Ran USO center

Jacqueline R. McEnroe of Murrells Inlet died Friday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. She was 91.

She was born in Portland, Maine, a daughter of John and Margaret Jarvis. She graduated from Gorham College in Gorham, Maine. She taught at the Welsey School in Boston and worked as a director of a USO center in Washington, D.C.

She was married for 50 years to the late John T. McEnroe.

She is survived by her daughters, Joan Hodges of Pawleys Island and Jane Housner and her husband, Tom, of Pawleys Island; granddaughters, Cara Mostafa and Mary Everett; two great-grandchildren and a dear friend, Joseph Scanlon.

Her son, John T. McEnroe Jr., died before her.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Humane Society, 125 N. Ridge Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440 or to the Parkinson Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave. / Bob Hope Rd., Miami, FL 33136.

Gene Mulligan

Active in St. Michael’s Church

Eugene Mulligan of Murrells Inlet died Sunday at his home with his family at his side. He was 86.

He served in the Navy during Word War II. Mr. Mulligan and his late wife, Anne, raised a family in Fords, N.J., from 1960 to 1986, then retired to the Myrtle Beach area.

He was an active member of St. Michael Catholic Church, as well as the Knights of Columbus, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Club. He was an an avid golfer and bowler.

He is survived by his daughters, Patty Woltz and her husband, Chip, of Flanders, N.J., Peggy Pitoscia and her husband, Tom, of Murrells Inlet and Katey Budzynski and her husband, Phil, of Irmo; his sons, Jim Mulligan and his wife, Isabelle, of Viera, Fla., and Joe Mulligan and his wife, Deanna, of Old Bridge, N.J.; and 12 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Goldfinch Funeral Home Reception Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honor Flight, Attn. Diane Gresse, 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH 45505 (honorflight.org).


Aug 22

Joan L. Alpaugh

Joan Lois Alpaugh of Pawleys Island and Marion, Mass., died Aug. 15.

She was born in Cincinnati, a daughter of John and Helen Sagel. She was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. She was married to the late Don K. Alpaugh.

She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey S. Alpaugh and his wife, Larisa, of Wellesley Hills, Mass., and their children, Harrison, Lindsey, Laurel, Haley and Landon, and Christopher S. Alpaugh and his wife, Lisa, of Darien, Conn., and their children, Emma, Henry and Jackson; and her sister, Mary Lee Brady and her husband, William, of Montgomery, Ohio.

Funeral services will be today at 3 p.m. at All Saints Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

There is a guestbook at gfdoherty.com.

Nancy Beal

Helped revive state’s GOP

Anne McNulty “Nancy” Beal of Georgetown died Tuesday. She was 83.

She was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Chicago, the daughter of Michael Anthony and Philomena Cosgrove McNulty and the second of their three children. She graduated from Academy of Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Ill., attended Trinity College in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Barat College in Lake Forest.

She was married to Frank Shouse Beal of Jacksonville, Fla., for 53 years, and they had four children and eleven grandchildren.

Mrs. Beal was devoted to her family and her faith and was a very active member of St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church in Georgetown. She and her husband were also instrumental in the early 1960s in the formation and development of the modern Republican Party in South Carolina.

She is survived by her children, Frank S. Beal Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth M., of Columbia, Karen B. Chewning of Georgetown, Michael M. Beal and his wife, Elizabeth J., of Columbia and Anne B. Starnes and her husband, David, of Georgetown; her grandchildren, L. Harris Chewning, Kathleen G. Chewning, Claire M. Chewning, Frank S. Beal III, Callie E. Beal, Pinkney V. Beal, Michael M. Beal Jr., Wm. Reese Starnes III, Myles M. Starnes, J. Duffy Beal and A. Eileen Starnes; and her brother, Michael J. McNulty of Wilmette, Ill.

In addition to her parents and husband, a sister Angela Ambrose, died before her.

A visitation and celebration of her life will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. David Starnes from 5 to 7 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday at Saint Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church. Internment will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Jacksonville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the church at 317 Broad St., Georgetown, SC, 29440; Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC, 29440; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 100902, Columbia, SC, 29290.

Steve Bond

President of furniture company

Steve Bond of DeBordieu, president of a furniture company, died Aug. 15 at Tidelands Community Hospice.

He was born in Elberton, Ga., a son of Beverly Allen Bond and the late Thomas Raymond Bond.

A 1980 graduate of Clemson University, with a bachelor’s degree in industrial management, he played golf at Clemson under coach Bobby Robinson.

Since his time as a Tiger golfer, Mr. Bond supported Clemson University, Clemson Athletics and the Clemson golf program. He was co-chair of the Clemson Athletic Department Golf Committee and was instrumental in the development of the Clemson Golf Paws initiative.

Mr. Bond was president of Nu-Idea in Sumter, a supplier of school and church furniture.

He loved the outdoors, golfing in Highlands, N.C., and along the South Carolina coast, saltwater fishing in the Lowcountry and gardening.

Most of all he loved his wife Margaret of 30 years and trusted God’s plan. He was a member of Belin United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, Margaret Ann Segars Bond, and his mother, he is survived by his grandmother, Rebecca Bond of Elberton; a sister Lauren Royston and her husband, Ronnie, of Royston, Ga.; a brother, David Fredrick Bond of Elberton; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Belin United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. B. Mike Alexander. Burial was in the Belin Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Don Quattlebaum, Hal Turner, Moore Patton, Don Reid, Forest Suggs and Cary Coker. Honorary pallbearers were Rick DeVane and Rick Simmons.

Memorials may be made to Belin United Methodist Church, Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 528, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 or Clemson Golf Paws, P.O. Box 31, Clemson, SC 29633.

Condolences may be sent to sumterfunerals.com.


Aug 15

Charlotte T. Altman

Winyah High graduate

Charlotte Taylor Altman of Murrells Inlet died Monday at her residence. She was 70.

She was born Oct. 7, 1942, in Fayetteville, N. C., a daughter of Nolan Everett “Red” Taylor and Cynthia Smith Taylor. She grew up in Georgetown and was a graduate of Winyah High School. She attended Wilmington Junior College.

Mrs. Altman lived in Wilmington, N.C., and Charleston for a time prior to moving to Murrells Inlet 15 years ago.

She is survived by a son, Gordon B. Altman of Murrells Inlet; a brother, Eric W. Taylor and his wife, Sherry, of Georgetown; two granddaughters, Jessica and Kylie Altman; and a grandson, Tyler Altman.

A brother, Bernard W. “Bernie” Taylor died before her.

Memorial services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Tommy Cox.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Maryville Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2014 Poplar St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

J.P. Harris

Fighter pilot who ran steel company

John Prince Harris of Charleston, W.Va. and Litchfield Beach, a former Air Force pilot and steel company executive, died July 29 when the plane he was flying crashed near the Georgetown County Airport. He was 69.

He was born Aug. 24, 1933, in Charleston, W.Va., the son of John Roy Harris and Nelle Prince Harris. He attended Charleston High School and West Virginia Institute of Technology.

Mr. Harris, who was known as JP, graduated in Air Force Aviation Cadet Pilot Class 55-K. He was later stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., where he met Genelda Robertson of Newport News. They married on Nov. 30, 1957, in Zurich, Switzerland, while he was on temporary duty at Landstuhl Air Force Base in Germany with the 510th Fighter Bomber Squadron.

After returning from Europe he was an instructor for the Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. During his career as an Air Force pilot, Mr. Harris flew a variety of jets including the P-80 Shooting Star, the Republic F-84 Thunderjet, the F-86 Sabre, the F-100 Super Sabre and the F-104 Starfighter.

He returned to Charleston to raise a family and work for West Virginia Steel Corp., which was founded by his father in 1934. He joined the West Virginia Air National Guard and flew, among others, C-130 cargo planes in transport missions all over the world including the Bright Star operation in Egypt in 1982.

He retired from the Air Guard in 1987 as a full colonel. He was president of West Virginia Steel until it was sold in 1998. He also served as a director of the National Bank of Commerce for many years. He was a member of the Charleston Rotary Club, Classic Jet Aircraft Association and War Birds of America.

During those years, he built a Smith Mini-plane, two PJ-260 biplanes, and restored two Pontiac GTOs in his home garage. He helped build the innovative Bellanca Skyrocket II and held five world speed records as its test pilot in 1975. The Skyrocket was later acquired by NASA.

Later he rebuilt a Piper Twin Commanche which he eventually donated to Wings for the Word, a North Carolina-based mission which delivered water purification relief to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. It is still in service flying aid missions.

Mr. Harris also assembled and flew a Fouga Magister French trainer and attack fighter which is now owned by a private collector and on display in Hamilton, Ontario. At the time of his death he was flying a 1963 vintage Folland Gnat T-1 British jet trainer like the ones used by the Red Arrows aerobatics team of the Royal Air Force.

In addition to his wife of 56 years, he is survived by his daughters, Susan Prince Harris Wallace and her husband, Thomas, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Cynthia Ann Harris Grissom and her husband, James, of Chevy Chase, Md.; and his grandchildren, John Prince Wallace, Caroline Harris Wallace, James Mahaley Grissom and John Hewitt Grissom.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Old All Saints Church. There will be a funeral service at St Matthews Episcopal Church in Charleston on Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive friends Sept. 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Matthes Hall.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to a charity of your choice.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


Aug 8

William E. Crowe

Manager for apparel firm

William E. Crowe of North Litchfield died Saturday at his home. He was 89.

He was born in Greenville, a son of Roy Edgar Crowe and Montine Wright Crowe.

He was an Army Air Corps veteran who flew heavy bombers during World War II. He was a former general manager in sporting apparel manufacturing.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Doris Crowe; two sons, Bill Crowe Jr. of Charleston and Mike Crowe of Greenville; four grandchildren, Geoffrey and Dana Crowe and Jodi Rubio and Christi Dather; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronnie Olan Crowe and numerous nieces and nephews.

Another son, Ronald Crowe, a sister, Juanita Baldwin, and three brothers, Lawrence, O.O. and Teddy Crowe, died before him.

Graveside services were held Wednesday at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Greenville.

Memorials may be made to Pawleys Island Community Church, 10304 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd., Suite 130, Charleston, SC 29407.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com

Thomas E. Latstetter

Retired from U.S. Steel

Thomas E. Latstetter of Pawleys Island died Monday at Tidelands Community Hospice in Georgetown. He was 85.

He was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., the son of Thomas Eugene Latstetter and Virginia Morgan Latstetter McClure. At the very end of World War II, as a 17-year-old, he served on a destroyer in the Navy. He attended Penn State University and graduated from Fairmont State College.

Mr. Latstetter retired from U.S. Steel management in Pittsburgh after 35 years.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Nuzum Latstetter; three children, Deborah L. Klett and her husband, David, Jeffrey T. Latstetter and his wife, Judy, and Anne Christine Latstetter Butler; three grandchildren, Gary Klett and his wife, Nancy, Jeffery Butler and Colin Butler; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert M. McClure; and a sister, Anna McClure Hall.

A memorial service will be held at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m. on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.


Aug. 1

Clif Hawkins

Engineer worked on many area developments

John Clifton Hawkins, an engineer who patented a wastewater treatment system, died Tuesday at Tidelands Community Hospice House after an extended illness. He was 70.

He was born in Atlanta, the son of Margaret Wilcox Hawkins and Waldo Pickens Hawkins Jr. He grew up in High Point, N.C., and served in the Navy.

He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in civil engineering and an MBA, and went on to earn a master’s in environmental systems engineering from Clemson University. He was a brilliant scholar and engineer who gave all the glory to god for blessing him beyond measure with ability, education and opportunity, his family said.

Mr. Hawkins spent his early engineering career as deputy of the wastewater division of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control in Columbia. He spent the last 34 years in Pawleys Island, where he designed many of the neighborhoods and subdivisions as a partner of Engineering Technical Services.

His final engineering years were spent inventing and patenting a wastewater treatment process that was purchased by Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority.

He attended All Saints Parish Waccamaw for years and recently was a founding member of Pawleys Mission Abbey.

He was so grateful to be blessed by the outpouring of love and support by his church friends and family, by his Sigma Chi, Gamma Nu Fraternity brothers during college and again in his final years of illness with COPD.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Elizabeth Gattshall Hawkins; his son, John Clifton Hawkins II and his wife, Masumi, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Anne Hawkins Taber of Matthews, N.C.; a nephew, three nieces and a number of great-nieces and nephews. His daughter, Brooke O’Brion Hawkins, died before him.

Services will be held at noon Saturday at All Saints Church by the Rt. Rev. Charles H. Murphy III and the Rev. Stuart P. Boehmig. Burial will be in the churchyard. A reception will be held at the Pawleys Mission Abbey.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

The family will receive visitors at the Hawkins home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John Clifton Hawkins Memorial Fund at Pawleys Mission Abbey, P.O. Box 3999, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, or a charity of your choice.

Robert C. Hubbard

Attorney supported higher education

Robert Carl Hubbard of DeBordieu, a former corporate lawyer who was active in supporting higher education, died July 25 at his home. He was 86.

He was born July 9, 1927, in Columbia, the son of Julius Clifford and Adele Aaron Hubbard. A graduate of Oak Ridge Military Academy, he attended The Citadel and graduated from Duke University and the Duke School of Law. He served in the Navy during World War II.

Mr. Hubbard practiced law in Charlotte before joining the legal department of Springs Mills in Lancaster. In 1967 he became vice president and general counsel of the Springs Co. and was an officer and director of their foundations and ancillary companies, including the Springs and Close Foundations, the Lancaster and Chester Railroad, Leroy Springs and Co., the Springs Co., Springland, the Bank of Lancaster, Central Carolina Bank, Charter Properties, Kanawha Insurance Co. and Springs Leasing Corp.

In 1963, Mr. Hubbard was appointed to the Lancaster County Educational Foundation and served as its president from 1972 to 1992. He was a founding member of the Southeastern Council on Foundations.

In 1981, he was recognized in appreciation for his extraordinary services to the University of South Carolina system and the cause for higher education in the state. In 1982, he was Lancaster Civitan Man of the Year, and in 1984 he was honored for his services to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. Hubbard Hall on that campus is named in honor of Mr. Hubbard and his father.

The Lancaster County Commission for Higher Education honored Mr. Hubbard for his “special contributions to higher education” in the county in 1987. He was also appointed to an ad hoc governor’s committee to work on solutions to the Catawba Indian Claim.

He was awarded the Order of the Palmetto in 1992 by Gov. Carroll Campbell for his many years of work for higher education.

While in Lancaster he headed a committee that was charged with the task of the consolidation of city/county law enforcement. He was president of the Lancaster Lions Club, charter president of the Breakfast Rotary Club, and was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, serving as secretary in 1982-83 and director in 1984-86.

As a member of First United Methodist Church he served at various times on the administrative board, the board of trustees, as Sunday school superintendent and teacher.

He was a member of the state chapter of the Nature Conservancy and served on its board from 1989 to 1998, and since moving to Georgetown he has been a member of the Historic Rice Fields Association. He is a member of the Founders Society of Duke University, the President’s Club at Clemson University, the American Legion, the Hart Masonic Lodge, and the Jamestown Society. Mr. Hubbard was a descendant of Col. Walter Chiles.

Mr. Hubbard was an active member of Duncan United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Catherine Brent Hubbard; their son, Carl Brent Hubbard and his wife, Lori Anne Venn, and their children Brent Venn Hubbard and Isabel Adele Hubbard; their daughter Laura Catherine Widmer, and her children, Casey Catherine Widmer and Jeffrey Clifford Widmer; his sister, Adele Aaron Williams, and his brother, Julius Clifford Hubbard Jr. and wife, Margaret.

A brother-in-law, Steve C. Williams Jr., died before him.

A celebration of life service was held Wednesday at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Duncan United Methodist Church or the Adele A. Hubbard Nursing Scholarship, USC-Lancaster, P.O. Box 889, Lancaster, SC 29441.

Barbara B. Johnson

All Saints Church member

Barbara Brenner Johnson of Heritage Plantation died Sunday at Tidelands Community Hospice House. She was 82.

She was born in Long Island, N.Y., the daughter of William and Emily Brenner. She was a member of All Saints Anglican Church.

She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Johnson; three children William T. Linka and his wife, Jeanette, Jane C. Trnka and her husband, Paul, and David B. Linka and his wife, Katie; three stepchildren Charles E. Johnson Jr. and his wife, Patty, W. Bruce Johnson and his wife, Kathryn, and Deborah J. Brown and her husband, Clifford; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at noon Friday at All Saints Cemetery.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pawleys Mission Abbey, 1067 Petigru Dr., Pawleys Island, SC 29585 or Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440.

Edith C. Morris

Teacher became a business owner

Edith Chambers Morris of Pawleys Plantation, widow of Francis Johnston Morris, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at MUSC Hospital in Charleston. She was 73.

She was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Forsyth, Ga., a daughter of Myrtle Abernathy Chambers and the late Emmett Chambers. She grew up in Forsyth and graduated from Mary Persons High School and Tift College.

Mrs. Morris taught school in Cornelia, Ga., and later worked in sales in the fashion industry. She owned her own business in Columbus, Ga.

Mrs. Morris moved to Pawleys Island in 1997. She was a member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church and an honorary board member of the Cultural Council of Georgetown County.

Mrs. Morris was active in fundraising in both Georgetown County and Georgia.

In addition to her mother of Macon, Ga., she is survived by a son, Matthew H. Morris of Pawleys Island; a daughter, Melanie G. Morris of Rome, Ga.; a twin-sister, Eva Feldman and her husband, Bob, of Key West, Fla., and another sister, Debbie Waters, and her husband, John, of Athens, Ga.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Georgetown Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Dr. Steve Wilkins and the Rev. Dr. William Puckett. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at their home in Pawleys Plantation.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Cacky Moser

Pawleys Island summer resident

Catherine Pearson “Cacky” Moser of Gastonia, N.C., a part-time Pawleys Island resident, lived a joyous and bountiful life. She died Sunday as she lived: peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends. She was 84.

She was born June 30, 1929, in Gastonia, the daughter of Plato Poletus Pearson and Catherine Scurry Pearson.

She was a graduate of Gastonia High School and Salem College. She taught junior high school briefly, and spent many busy years raising her four children and serving her community.

In 1950, she married Daniel Boone Moser, who died before she did. She was devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren and extended family.

A member of First United Methodist Church of Gastonia for over 60 years, Mrs. Moser served as Sunday school teacher, president and other positions in the United Methodist Women, and on Church and Society Family Life Center, Staff Parish and Stewardship committees, setting an example of faith, love and service.

She was also a past president of the Azalea Garden Club and the Debutante Club and was a member of the Junior League of Gaston County.

Mama Cacky, as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren and many of their friends, loved being with family and friends, especially at Pawleys Island, where she was a great entertainer and hostess. She loved bridge, tennis, golf, and her Club 21. She was always ready to travel, shop, or go dancing. She was great fun to be around.

She is survived by her brother, Plato P. “Tete” Pearson Jr. and his wife, Bet of Gastonia; her sister-in-law, Mary Lou Pearson of Gastonia; her son, Daniel Boone Moser Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Gastonia; three daughters, Lyn Moser Anderson and her husband, Jim, of Gastonia; Christine Moser McFarland and her husband, Alex, of Decatur, Ga., and Cari Moser Schall and her husband, Greg, of Norcross, Ga.; six grandchildren, Audrey Clarissa Marshall and her husband, Jason, of Greensboro, N.C., Margaret Kelly Long, of Clemmons, N.C., Elizabeth Clair Schall, Catherine Alexandra Schall, Caroline Hope Schall and Daniel Gregory Schall, all of Atlanta; five great- and step-great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

The third of four children, her brother, William Charles Pearson and sister, Anne Pearson Thomas died before she as did a grandson, Cameron Alexander Schall.

The family will receive friends Friday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Living Room at Covenant Village. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends in the Family Life Center of the church. A private service of committal will be held in the church columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 190 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052.

Condolences may be sent online at mcleanfuneral.com.


July 25

Dick Kennedy

Did research on artificial heart

Richard “Dick” Kennedy, 75, of Hagley Estates died Sunday at his home. He was 75.

He was born in Newport, Ky., the son of Thomas A. and Ellen Kennedy. He served in the Army. He retired from Ford Motor Co. in Detroit. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Detroit.

Mr. Kennedy enjoyed work and research on an artificial heart with a medical team in Detroit, where he was able to express creative and innovative ideas.

His passion was golf and he had a hole-in-one to his credit.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marion Kennedy; a brother James E. Kennedy of Cincinnati; and a sister, Shirley Mae Freeland of National City, Mich.

Services will be private and he will be cremated.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 2401 Authuan Maybank Dr., Georgetown, SC 29440 or St. Frances Animal Shelter, 125 N. Ridge St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Carmen R. Russo

Worked for lumber company

Carmen R. Russo of Hagley Estates died Sunday after a short illness. He was 87.

He was born in Pittsfield, Mass. He served on the destroyer escort George A. Johnson during World War II, and saw duty in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.

Mr. Russo worked as a heavy equipment operator at Economy Lumber in California for over 30 years. He enjoyed his golfing with family and friends as a member of the Sea Gull Golf Club.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce A. Russo; his daughter, Margaret “Margie” Raymond; his son, Carmen A. Russo; his brothers, Albert C. Russo and Anthony T. Russo; his sister, Mary D. Pizzuto; and his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Pawleys Island Community Church Chapel by the Rev. Don Williams.

His family thanked the staff of Tidelands Community Hospice for making Mr. Russo’s last days so comfortable and for the support that they gave.

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

Condolences may be made online at burroughsfh.com.

William R. Smith

Retired corrections officer

William R. Smith of Pawleys Island, a retired corrections officer, died Sunday at Tidelands Hospice House in Georgetown following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 75.

He was born and raised in New Jersey, a son of Charles E. Smith and Frances M. (Haas) Smith. He served 10 years in the Coast Guard, eight on active duty and two in the reserves. He graduated from Florida International University, where he earned degrees in sociology and anthropology.

Mr. Smith was a corrections officer and lieutenant for Miami-Dade County, Fla., for 26 years. He and his wife, Gail, moved to Pawleys Island six years ago following retirement.

He loved his garden, traveling and art, but the most important love in his life was his family.

In addition to his parents and his wife of 41 years, he is survived by two sons, Andrew and his wife, Faith, of Florida, and Matthew and his wife, Shushura, of Georgia; a grandson, Pierson; a brother Pete and his wife, Debbie; a sister, Pam Gibbs and her husband, Greg; his aunt Joan Hoyt and many cousins, nieces and nephews from coast to coast.

At Mr. Smith’s request, no services will be held. Memorials may be made to The Nature Conservancy at nature.org/donate.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com


July 18

Ellen Donkle

Athletics director at Lowcountry Prep

Ellen Cabaniss Jones Donkle of Pawleys Island, who had a 30-year career as a teacher, coach and counselor, died Tuesday at her home after a three and a half year battle with cancer. She was 57.

She helped innumerable young people lead fuller lives through athletics and college admissions. In each community she served, she developed friendships with all sorts and conditions of people, finding the value of each and sharing her enthusiasm for life, passion for athletics and generous good humor, her family said. Her Christian faith was rarely expressed in words but contagious in the way she offered gracious affection to her students, colleagues and friends.

She was born Dec. 20, 1955, in Charleston. She lived in Clinton for the first 10 years of her life where her father, the late Dr. Newton Bond Jones, was head of the history department at Presbyterian College. Her mother, the late Catherine Wing Jones, taught in the Clinton Public Schools. She was baptized at All Saints Episcopal Church in Clinton.

In 1965, the family moved to Greenville, where Dr. Jones taught at Furman University and Mrs. Jones at Christ Church Episcopal School. Ellen was confirmed at Christ Church (Episcopal) and graduated from Christ Church Episcopal School in 1974. She was an honor student, a student body officer and a member of the varsity cheerleading squad, the varsity field hockey team and the varsity basketball team.

Ellen attended Converse College for two years participating in field hockey, basketball and synchronized swimming at the varsity level. She transferred to Furman University to pursue her passion for health and physical education and continue her career in NCAA field hockey. She graduated in 1978 and earned a master’s degree in 1981.

In 1980, she married Isaac Langston Donkle III. The couple led the Episcopal Youth Group at Christ Church and taught Sunday school together. They had three daughters: Catherine Crews Donkle, Jean McSween Donkle LaBruce (Richardson) and Ellen Cabaniss “Sister” Donkle.

Mrs. Donkle was a member of the Charlotte, N.C., Junior League then the Greenville Junior League. She taught and coached at Christ Church from 1981 to 1985 and 1986 to 2001 and took student athletes to Europe for two summers as a chaperone and coach for the U.S. Olympic Field Hockey Futures teams.

After moving with her family to Pawleys Island in 2001, Mrs. Donkle continued her career as a coach and counselor at Waccamaw High School before taking a position at Lowcountry Prep School. During her years at Lowcountry, she had the opportunity to work with students from kindergarten through 12th grade as the athletics director, registrar and guidance counselor.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. Internment will be in Christ Churchyard in Greenville at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Wil Keith will lead both services, assisted in Greenville by the Rev. Dr. Allen Crews McSween.

There is a guestbook at burroughsfh.com.

Patricia B. Roberts

Former fashion model

Patricia Brooks Roberts of Murrells Inlet, died Sunday at Tidelands Community Hospice House. She was 66.

She was born Dec. 18, 1946, in Seattle, a daughter of John Edward Brooks and Lucille Griesser Brooks. She was educated in Switzerland and worked as a model and a fashion director in New York. Mrs. Roberts also worked in the insurance industry in New York and Chicago. Since retirement, she has lived in Murrells Inlet and St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, John Sherrill Roberts; two daughters, Tara Scully and her husband, Dan, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Erin Zurbuchen and her husband, Thomas, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a son, John Roberts and his wife, Vicki, of Aurora, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Danny and Maurina Scully, Lucas and Maria Zurbuchen, Jack, Brady, and Lyla Roberts; and two sisters, Lorelei Robbins and Catherine Robbins.

No services will be held at this time.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Her family thanked the staff of Tidelands Community Hospice House for making Mrs. Roberts’ last days so comfortable and for the support that the staff gave to them.

Memorials may be made to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Ste. 1710, NY, NY 10122, www.ocrf.org.


July 11

Luella B. McGlynn

Former Litchfield resident

Luella Boyd McGlynn, a former Litchfield Country Club resident, died June 11 at Prince George Healthcare. She was 82.

She was born in Essex, N.J., the daughter of Edward and Nancy Boyd. She was married to the late Thomas Patrick McGlynn.

Mrs. McGlynn was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and was a woman of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

She is survived by her stepdaughter, Kathy Dragon; her stepsons, Thomas P. McGlynn Jr, Dr. Fred McGlynn and John McGlynn; and seven grandchildren.

Another stepdaughter, Patricia Whitman, died before her.

A memorial service was held Tuesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Inurnment was at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 11943 Grand Haven Dr., Suite A, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 65 Crooked Oak Dr., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Leonard E. Reaves III

Medical doctor was musician

Leonard E. Reaves III of Prince George, a retired medical doctor, 77, died Sunday at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was 77.

He was born Oct. 31, 1935, in Raeford, N.C., a son of Leonard E. Reaves Jr. and Nellie Ruth Hollingsworth Reaves. He grew up in Raeford and graduated cum laude from Culver Military Academy in Indiana. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in history and attended Harvard University. He was a 1961 graduate of the School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Reaves served his internship at the Medical College of Virginia and his residency at J. Hillis Miller Health Center and College of Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He also served a fellowship at Lahey Clinic Foundations and Hospitals in Boston.

Dr. Reaves served in the Army and the Navy during the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. He retired as a captain in the Navy Reserve in 1994.

Dr. Reaves practiced medicine in Fayetteville, N.C., for a number of years until his retirement.

He was a former Rotarian and a member of Gideon International. He was a talented musician and played the piano, trumpet and bagpipes. He was a member of the Highland British Brass Band and Cross Creek Piper Band and Drum Corps. He was also a Mason and a member of Blue Lodge, York Rite, Scottish Rite and the Shrine. He was a member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Fabian Reaves; two sons, J. Clark Reaves and L. Holden Reaves, both of Fayetteville; two step-daughters, Annie Daughtridge of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Missy Brown of Madison, Ala.; two brothers, Bing Reaves of Jacksonville, Fla., and the Rev. Thomas Reaves of Fayetteville; and two sisters, Harriette Reaves of Fayetteville and Dorothy Ball of Roswell, Ga.

Another brother, Robert Reaves, died before him.

Funeral services will be today at 3 p.m. at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. R. Carter Robinson and the Rev. Dr. Ralph Richardson. Burial with military rites will be in the churchyard.

A reception will follow the committal in the church’s Open Door Fellowship Center.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.

The family suggests memorials to the Voice of Martyrs, P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, OK 74005-0443, or Pawley Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


July 4

Jeff Elmore

Worked in telecommunications

Jeff Madison Elmore Jr. of Pawleys Island died June 27 at Tidelands Community Hospice House. He was 81.

He was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Hopewell, Va., the oldest son of Jeff M. Elmore Sr. and Annie Vivian Daniel Elmore. He graduated from Hopewell High in 1950, having been a member of the undefeated football team from 1949. He attended the University of Richmond before entering the Army. He served in Germany and rose to the rank of chief warrant officer, two, in the Virginia National Guard before retiring in 1971.

Mr. Elmore spent his career in telecommunications, working for C&P of Virginia, Merrill Lynch in New York and the General Services Administration in Washington, D.C. He moved to Pawleys Island in 1995.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church where he served many years as a trustee, was a member of the United Methodist Men and was active in the local Walk to Emmaus group. He was also a member of the Pawleys Island Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean Olive Elmore; a daughter, Jennifer O’Donnell and her husband, Michael; a son, Jeffrey Elmore and his wife, Ginger; grandchildren, Madison and Donovan O’Donnell; a sister, Margie Ann Elmore Dowden; brothers, David L. Elmore; Maurice G. Elmore and his wife, Willie Jo, and Thurman E. Elmore and his wife, Carol; and three nephews, three nieces and numerous great-nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday. A visitation and reception will follow at the church.

ln lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, 180 St. Paul Pl., Pawleys Island, SC, 29585; or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

George Hooker

Retiree became church deacon

George Cosmo Hooker of the Tradition Club died June 25 at home after a long illness with his wife, Gertrude, by his side.

He was born in 1923 in Queens Village, N.Y., the son of Eulalia and George Hooker. He attended RCA Institute and Monmouth College in West Long Branch, N.J., where he earned his degree in electrical engineering. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II.

Mr. Hooker worked for Martin Marietta and retired from the federal government in Fort Monmouth, N.J.

He married the former Gertrude Barry from Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1974. Upon early retirement, Mr. Hooker studied to become a deacon in the Catholic Church. He was ordained for the Diocese of Trenton, N.J., on his birthday in 1984. He served in this capacity at Holy Family Church in Union Beach, N.J., until he and his wife retired to Pawleys Island in 1999.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his nieces, Valerie Erb Oakland and her husband, Martin, of Arlington, Vt., and Elaine Erb Marion and her husband, Joseph, of Chester, N.Y.; a nephew, Robert Erb of Bennington, Vt.; his sisters-in-law, Ursula Erit, Madeline Mullane and her husband, John, Agnes Barry, and Arlene Murphy and her husband, Vincent; a brother-in-law, Hugh Barry and his wife, Elaine; and 53 nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

His sister Viola “Bonnie” Erb died before him.

A memorial Mass will be held at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on July 10. Inurnment will be in the columbarium. The family invites everyone to a repast in the Parish Life Center after the service.

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

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com


June 27

Ross M. Lindsay Jr.

Active lay minister

Ross Moore Lindsay Jr. of Pawleys Island died Wednesday at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston following heart surgery. He was 88. He was born Dec. 1, 1924, in Bennettsville, the son of Ross M. and Louise “Tedie” Lindsay. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a rural mail carrier.

Mr. Lindsay was a born-again Christian and served as a lay minister for several churches, nursing homes and the chain gang camp in Bennettsville before moving to Pawleys Island in 1989.

He was married for 65 years to Mary Anne Matheson Lindsay, who died in 2007. Ross and Mary Anne were active members of the First Presbyterian Church in Bennettsville and All Saints Church in Pawleys Island. Mr. Lindsay was one of the founding members of Pawleys Mission Abbey, a new Anglican church. He served on the prayer team and was a leader of the Wednesday healing service at All Saints Church for many years. He also served on a mission team in Kiev, Ukraine, with the evangelist John Guest in June 1992 and September 1993.

Mr. Lindsay loved the Lord, loved to fish and loved his Pekinese and constant companion, Molly, his family said.

He is survived by his daughter, Anne “Rooney” Mincey, and her husband, Jim; his son, Ross “Buddy” Lindsay III, and his wife, Marie; seven grandchildren, Kenneth L. McQuage of Wesson, Miss.; J. Walker McQuage of Charlotte; Mary Ross McQuage of Charleston; Annelisa Lindsay of Oxford, England, and Washington, D.C.; Laura F. Lindsay of Mount Pleasant; and Ross M. Lindsay IV and Catharine A. Lindsay of Pawleys Island; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at All Saints Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Pawleys Mission Abbey, P.O. Box 3427, Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585.

Dr. James E. Potterfield

Led Francis Marion education department

James Edward Potterfield of North Litchfield, who founded the education department at what is now Francis Marion University, died Sunday at Georgetown Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 76.

He was born Dec. 15, 1936, in Leesburg, Va., the son of Edward and Zella Potterfield. He graduated from Grady High School in Atlanta and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from West Georgia College. He earned a master’s degree in early childhood elementary education from the University of Georgia and a doctorate in education from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Potterfield started the education department at Francis Marion College when it was created in 1970. He continued as the head of the department until he retired in 2003.

He was a skilled craftsman in the art of military miniatures and was a long time member of the S.C. Military Miniature Association. A member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Florence, he was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the church council.

He is survived by his wife, Anne; his sons, James Edward Potterfield Jr. and his wife, Beckie, John Potterfield and his wife, Ashlin, Jay Potterfield and his wife, Marcy, and Jeremy Potterfield; a daughter, Jennifer Newton and her husband, John; grandchildren, John Clarke, James Edward III, Jacob, Jackson, Alyx, Jaycob, Jordyn, Linsy, Jadyn, Macon, Tyler and Lydia; nieces, Cathleen Williams, and Melanie Wright; great nieces, Tiffany Magid, Stephanie Callahan; and a great great niece, Ella.

Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


June 20

William B. McLean

Volunteer at Brookgreen Gardens

William Brydon McLean of North Litchfield died Monday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 66.

He was born in Richmond, Va., a son of Mary Paige Brydon.

Mr. McLean was a Navy veteran. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church and volunteered at Brookgreen Gardens.

He is survived by his sister, Patricia Martin and her husband, John, of Pawleys Island; a niece, Melony Surbeck and her husband, Anthony, of Brunswick, Ga.; nephews, Patrick Martin and his wife, Sharon, of Harrisburg, Pa., and John Martin Jr. of Bluffton; great-nieces and nephews, Josh, Jason, Daniel, Courtney, Nathan, Katie, Gabby, Ellen and Kayla.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church by the Rev. David Nixon.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com

Buddy Schneider

Candle maker was Pelicans fan

Ken “Buddy” Schneider of Pawleys Island, died June 2 at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 45.

He was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the son of Marguerite Schneider and the late Joseph Schneider.

An avid baseball fan, Mr. Schneider’s favorite teams were the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Coastal Carolina women’s Chanticleers. He was a candle maker and was a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church and a the Knights of Columbus. He always had a smile for everyone, his family said.

In addition to his mother of Pawleys Island, he is survived by his brothers, Joseph Schneider of Poughkeepsie and Stephen Schneider of Pawleys Island; a sister, Christine Willis of Cary, N.C.; four nephews and a niece.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com

Memorials may be made to Father Pat’s Lunch Kitchen, 1633 Waverly Rd., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


June 13

John J. Oetzel

Former textile executive

John J. Oetzel of DeBordieu, who was retired from the textile industry, died Sunday. He was 93.

He was born April 4, 1921, in Philadelphia to Leonard and Helen Oetzel. He served as a flying officer in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He attended the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Oetzel worked for J. Schoeneman as vice president and general manager of the company’s textile plants in Wilmington, Del., and Baltimore. He retired in 1988 with 45 years of service. He also had his own textile consulting firm from 1989 to 1997.

He lived in the Philadelphia area until 1988, when he and his wife moved to DeBordieu. He was a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church where he was a lay leader and worked on various projects.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, the former Rosalie Faber; a brother, Leonard Oetzel; his sons, John T. Oetzel and his wife, Patricia, and Terence Oetzel and his wife, Susan; his grandchildren, John (Keri), Matthew (Irene), Katie Gallegos, Amy Ryan (Michael), Beth Oetzel (Craig Burner); great grandchildren, Jamie Oetzel (Arielle), Nicole Gallegos, William Gallegos, Payton Burner; and a great-great-grandson, Elijah Oetzel.

The staffs at Heartland Hospice and The Lakes at Litchfield provided dedicated care and compassion to Mr. Oetzel during his last days, his family said.

A funeral mass will be celebrated today at 11 a.m. at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. Interment will be in the columbarium at Precious Blood. A memorial gathering will follow in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Sarah V. Proctor

Worked for General Motors

Sarah Virginia Proctor of The Reserve died Wednesday at her home. She was 91.

She was born in Inman, the daughter of John Benjamin Miller and the former Ellen Wingo. She was the granddaughter of Granville and Sarah Abigail Wingo and great-granddaughter of Dr. John Calhoun Caldwell.

Mrs. Proctor grew up in Michigan, where she met and married her husband of 63 years, Chester L. Proctor Jr., who died in 2004. She was retired from General Motors Corp. where she enjoyed a long career as a data processor.

Mrs. Proctor is survived by her daughter, Leslie Jean Proctor Colvin, of Pawleys Island; her grandson, Chester L. Proctor IV and his wife, Heather, of Vidalia, Ga.; and her great-grandchildren, Andrew and Ava.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. with a remembrance service at 6:30 p.m. at Goldfinch Funeral Home’s Litchfield Pawleys Chapel.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Shirley C. Simerson

Shirley Cribb Simerson of Pawleys Island died Tuesday at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. She was 74.

She was born in Red Springs, N.C., a daughter of Hearst and Ida Cribb.

She is survived by her sons, Andy and Carl Simerson; a daughter, Kaye Matthews; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Kaye Simerson.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Sarah R. Taylor

Volunteered at Smith Medical Clinic

Sarah Richardson Taylor, a former Pawleys Island resident, died June 5 at her residence at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Center in Asheville, N.C. She was 88.

She was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Asheville, the daughter of Ransom Spann Richardson and Sarah Flud Richardson. She attended St. Genevieve’s of the Pines, graduating in the class of 1942 and attended college at St. Mary’s in Raleigh and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

She married Richard McCrary Taylor in 1947. They lived in Greenville and Rock Hill before returning to Asheville in 1954. She was active in the French Broad Garden Club and Trinity Episcopal Church.

Sarah and Dick Taylor moved to a farm near Mars Hill upon his retirement where they became founding members of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit and also ran a crafts business, making and selling a line of dog beds and other products.

They moved to Pawleys Island, where she continued to live after her husband’s death in 1993. There they attended Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church where she was an active volunteer.

She volunteered at the Smith Medical Clinic, was an avid Democrat and a partisan fan of the UNC Tar Heels, where her three children were educated.

She returned to Asheville in 2005 and lived at Deerfield. Among her many activities, she connected with old friends in the Good Time Girls.

Mrs. Taylor loved the mountains of North Carolina and her heritage from the Sand Hills and Lowcountry of South Carolina. It seemed difficult to find someone in South Carolina with whom she was not related. She was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.

She is survived by her three children: Richard McCrary Taylor Jr. and his wife, Karen Barnes Taylor, Granville Porter Taylor and his wife, Jo Abbott Taylor, and Sarah Taylor Osmer and her husband, Richard Osmer; seven grandchildren Chloe Richardson Taylor, Richard Osmer, Sarah Richardson Osmer Viñas and her husband, Gabriel Viñas, Arthur Abbott Taylor and wife, Stefanie Pearson Taylor, John Richard Taylor and wife, Katie Fullington Taylor, Marie Anne Taylor, and Julia Renee Taylor; and one great-grandson Mattis Taylor.

In addition to her husband, her brother Ransom, Spann Richardson, died before her.

The funeral was held on Saturday.

Memorials may be made to the Deerfield Employee Appreciation Fund, 1617 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC 28803.

There is a memorial register is at grocefuneralhome.com.


June 6

Joan DeMaio

Joan T. DeMaio of River Club died May 24 at Waccamaw Community Hospital. She was 85.

She was born in Jackson Height, N.Y., a daughter of Louis and Rose Jolly. She was a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Thomas DeMaio; daughters, Diane McCaffrey and her husband, John, of New York, and Laura Dowell of Missouri; sons, Tom DeMaio and his wife, Carol, of Singapore, and Warren DeMaio and his wife, Mary Jo, of Illinois; grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, Austin, Julia, Joan Renee, Allison, Brian, William; and a sister, Lois Harte of New York.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. June 12 at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church by the Rev. Patrick Stenson.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231, or Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 1633 Waverly Rd., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

Millie Herrman

Touched the lives of many

Mildred Lynn “Millie” Herrman of Hagley Estates, died May 30 at Waccamaw Community Hospital surrounded by loved ones. She was 77.

She was born April 27, 1936, the daughter of Bunny and Chick Lynn of Washington, D.C. Millie grew up in Washington and Takoma Park, Md., and graduated from St. Patrick’s Academy in 1954. She loved her jobs at the U.S. Tax Court and the Fairfax County School System until she and her husband, Herb, retired to Pawleys Island in 1983.

Mrs. Herrman was a devout Catholic and an active member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. Among her interests were golf, reading, poetry, entertaining and socializing with family and friends. She especially loved her hard shelled crabs. She also had a natural flair for writing and loved sharing her opinions with letters to the editor.

Growing up in D.C., she developed a love of politics that lasted her entire life. She also volunteered her time at Habitat for Humanity, Miss Ruby’s Kids and Hospice. With a bubbly personality and tender heart, she touched the lives of many people. She was remembered for her love of family and friends and her delightful quick wit. Throughout her life, people were drawn to her contagious enthusiasm for life, feisty sense of humor and positive attitude.

In addition to her husband of 58 years, she is survived by a sister, Pat Heflin of Alexandria, Va.; her children, Cindi Fagan of San Diego, Sue Grolton of Williamsport, Md., Gruff Herrman of Toms Brook, Va., and Katie Bowers of Stafford, Va.; and her grandchildren, Kevin Grolton, Molly Grolton, Coleton Herrman, Rick Fagan, Amanda Bowers and Sam Bowers.

A memorial mass and inurnment were held Wednesday at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.

Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Georgetown County, 1907 Hampton Ct., Georgetown, SC 29442. There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Paul Jones

Former Westinghouse executive

Paul Brownlee Jones of Litchfield Beach, former public relations director for Westinghouse, died Saturday after complications from cancer.

He was born in Charlotte, the son of Paul Columbus and Mary Denny Hall Jones. He was a graduate of the Asheville School for Boys and Davidson College.

He worked at the Charlotte Observer where he was a general assignment reporter. He joined the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce as publicity director, then Westinghouse Electric Corporation in public relations. He spent 30 years at Westinghouse rising to the position of director of corporate public relations. Mr. Jones also lived in Cuba, Canada, Virginia and Pittsburgh.

He was a member of Sons of the American Revolution, South Carolina Historical Society, Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, National Trust, MGT Register and Charleston Museum. He was an Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Claire Mercer “Suzy” Jones; his daughters, Paula Claire Jones Angelos and husband, Dr. Patrick C. Angelos of St. Augustine, Fla., and Mary Denny Hall Jones of Tokyo; and his brother, Christopher Hall Jones of Charlotte.

A committal service was held Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery in Belmont, N.C. followed by a celebration of life service at First Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 102 S. Central Ave., Belmont, NC 28012.

Condolences may be sent online at mcleanfuneral.com.

Bill Meyer

Retired civil engineer

William Arthur “Bill” Meyer, who retired to Hagley Estates after a career in civil engineering, died May 28 after an illness at NHC Healthcare, in Garden City. He was 87.

He was born March 13, 1926, to Arthur Henry Meyer and Ann Dannell Meyer in New York. A veteran of the U.S. armed services, Mr. Meyer was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a 32nd degree Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Olson Meyer; two daughters, Gina Marie Carlson and Laura Jean Adler, both of Long Island, N.Y.; a son, William P. Meyer of Maine; and three grandchildren, Cory Hipple, Roxan Adler Hickey and Madeleine Adler.

Johnnie Walker

Homebuilder grew up at Pawleys Island

Johnnie Lee Walker of Edisto Island, a former Pawleys Island area resident, died May 29. He was 71.

He was born Jan. 15, 1942, on his grandfather’s farm in Hemingway, the son of Ann Altman Walker and Johnnie Lutellas Walker. He grew up in Pawleys Island, graduated from Clemson University then returned to Pawleys Island where he lived many years at the place he loved. He was a successful custom homebuilder.

Johnnie and his wife, Susan Willie Walker, retired to Edisto Island, where he pursued his passion for camellias.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Dodie Walker Bailey and her husband, Ray, of Savannah, and Kellie Walker Herlong and her husband, Michael, of Greenville; four grandchildren, Lucy, Hank, Henry and Charlotte; his sister, Linda Walker Smith and her husband, Len; his brother, Larry Walker; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to The Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island, 2164 Highway 174, Edisto Island, SC 29438; St. Frederick and St. Stephen Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 602, Edisto Island, SC 29438; or Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, P.O. Box 1208, Fortson, GA 1808-1208.

Graveside services were Saturday at All Saints Church Cemetery.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com.


May 30

Dorene Giordano

Physician’s assistant

Dorene Ann Delaney Giordano of the River Club, a physician’s assistant, died May 23 at home with her family at her side. She was 59.

She was born April 25, 1954 in New York City, the daughter of Doris White and the late Robert Delaney. She was a former resident of Montgomery, N.Y. Mrs. Giordano was a physician’s assistant for Doctor’s Care in Surfside Beach.

She was a member of the New York State Association of Physicians Assistants, the N.C. Association of Physicians Assistants, the S.C. Association of Physicians Assistants, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Hudson Valley Association of Tole and Decorative Painters. In addition to her mother of Fort Myers, Fla., she is survived by her husband, Nicholas J. Giordano; her sons, Nicholas J. Giordano III and his wife, Kirstin, of Fort Bragg, N.C., Peter R. Giordano of Pawleys Island, and Andrew R. Giordano of Florence; her daughter, Bevin P. Giordano of Pawleys Island; her grandchildren, Nicholas R. and Christopher J. Giordano; her sisters, Debra and Deirdre Duggan and her husband, Peter, of Cape Coral, Fla.; her brother, Robert Delaney and his wife, Jane, of Lanoka Harbor, N.J.; her aunt, Margaret Delaney of Cape Coral; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday at Holy Name of Mary Church in Montgomery.

Memorials may be made to Firefighter Cancer Support Network 2600 W. Olive Ave., Fifth Floor PMB, 608 Burbank, CA 91505.


May 23

Debra Seid

Consultant had passion for retailing

Debra L. Seid of North Litchfield, who started two area businesses before opening a retail consulting firm, died April 30 at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston. She was 59.

Known as Debbie, she was born Nov. 5, 1953, in Houston. She attended West Springfield High School and Northern Virginia Community College in Virginia.

She met her husband of 37 years Rick Seid, and they resided and raised their children in Virginia until moving to Pawleys after Rick retired in 2002.

Mrs. Seid’s professional career in the Washington D.C., metro area included legal administrative management with Zuckert, Scoutt and Rasenberger, Price Waterhouse and Ethyl Corporation. In addition, she was a top producer with Long & Foster, Realtors.

Mrs. Seid also had a passion for retail and while raising a family, created Lady’s Loft, Ltd in 1989 in Occoquan, Va. After moving to Pawleys Island, she co-created Barefoot Elegance in 2003 and Lazy Fish in 2005. She then began her own retail consulting business.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Darin M. Seid of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; a son, Matthew R. Seid of Myrtle Beach; her mother, Darlene V. Howerton, and sister, Karen Costner, of Friendswood, Texas.

During Debbie’s courageous fight with cancer she would often tell doctors and nurses, “Tomorrow is another day.” A celebration of her life will be held at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church on June 1 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Underprivileged Patient Fund, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Kristin E. Garrity; or Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 528, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.


May 16

Cindy Baker

Former legal secretary

Cynthia “Cindy” Baker of Murrells Inlet died Saturday at Duke University Hospital. She was 63. She was born in Columbia, the daughter of Margie Elizabeth Anderson and the late Henry W. Anderson. She worked as a legal secretary for many years before becoming a homemaker. “Nana” was especially proud of her grandchildren and enjoyed cooking for her friends and family. She was a genuinely good person who was well liked by all. She will be missed by her friends and family. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 34 years, Andy Baker; her daughters, Kimberly Rippy and her husband, Terry, of Burlington, N.C., Jennifer Baker of Murrells Inlet, and Stephanie Vernon of Murrells Inlet; her grandchildren, Hannah Faith Rippy, Jackson Baker Rippy, John Dylan Shaw, Brayden Andrew Vernon, Mora Elizabeth Vernon and Tyson Charles Thompson; her son-in-law, Matt Vernon of Murrells Inlet; and her brother, Barry Anderson and his wife, Cyndi, of West Columbia. A funeral service was held Tuesday at Goldfinch Funeral Home Beach Chapel. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 2250 N. Druid Hills Rd., Suite 285, Atlanta, GA 30329. There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Josephine Stucky

Grew up on Pawleys Island

Josephine Alice Pearce Stuckey of Hillsborough, N.C., a former teacher and nursing assistant, died May 8. Known as Jo Alice, she had been in declining health. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family.

She was born in Columbia, the daughter of William Wallace and Alice Fraser Pearce. Her father was among the first people to build a home on the north end of Pawleys Island in the 1920s. She grew up on Pawleys Island and attended the local one-room elementary school taught by “Aunt Marie” Ward. She graduated from Winyah High School in Georgetown and Winthrop College in Rock Hill in 1948.

Mrs. Stuckey taught elementary school in the Paw Creek section of Charlotte, a city where she lived for over 30 years. Later she worked as an expeditor at Mill Power Supply. After retiring in the 1990s, she embarked on a final career as a certified nurse assistant, a career that she loved and at which she excelled.

She moved to the Chapel Hill, N.C., area to be near her son’s family, and there she became a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. She crocheted hundreds of baby blankets for the Refugee Support Center, Ronald McDonald House, St. Matthew’s Church, and friends and family.

She was remembered for her courage, determination and sense of humor by her three children, Elspeth, Bill and Abigail and their spouses Michael Smith, Lisa Stuckey, and Robert Clark; her three granddaughters, Beth Stuckey, Anne Stuckey, and Leigh Stuckey Saris and her husband, Jimmy; and the many nieces, nephews, and first and second cousins with whom Jo Alice shared a common heritage.

A memorial service will be held at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Hillsborough on May 25 at 1 p.m. A graveside service at All Saints Waccamaw Episcopal Church will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary’s Rd., Hillsborough, NC 27278 or Duke HomeCare and Hospice, Office of Development, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.

Condolences may be shared at cremationsocietync.com.


May 9

Mary Jo Thirlby

‘Smile manager’ at grocery

Mary Joy Thirlby of Pawleys Island died April 25 at home surrounded by family and friends. She was 59.

She was born Dec. 19, 1953, in Traverse City, Mich., the daughter of Charlsie and Ben Thirlby. She attended Southlake High School in St. Clair Shores, Mich.

In 1999, she moved to Pawleys Island with her sister and brother-in-law, Charlsie Kay and Paul Coderre. As with everything else she did, she leapt into life in South Carolina with both feet. She was a “smile manager” at the Piggly Wiggly in Litchfield and, in addition to her other pursuits, enjoyed kayaking with friends and especially walking the beach with her beloved Mr. Lincoln and Ready.

Ms. Thirlby brightened the day of anyone with whom she came in contact. She had a heart of gold, a strong sense of faith and an air of indefatigability, her family said.

In addition to her sister and brother-in-law, she is survived by her sweetheart, Gene Hamilton; her brothers Robert Schwenter and his wife, Bev, Charles Thirlby, Thomas Thirlby; her nieces and nephews, Kathy Stewart and her husband, Jim, Shelley Belanger and her husband, Tom, Nancy Laubach and her husband, Greg, Amy Faber and her husband, Dan, Scott Schwenter, Ben Thirlby and Benjamin Thirlby and his wife, Jessica; and her great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held April 30 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to S.C. United Turtle Enthusiasts at debordieuscute.org, or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 65 Crooked Oak Dr., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

Condolences may be made online at burroughsfh.com.


May 2

Linda Miller

Retired from Litchfield Real Estate

Linda Still Miller of North Litchfield died April 25 at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown following a long illness. She was 69.

She was born Sept. 26, 1943, in Columbia, a daughter of Henry David Still III and Helen Brooker Still. She grew up in Blackville and graduated from Ashley Hall in Charleston in 1961 and Converse College in Spartanburg in 1965. She was a retired employee of Litchfield Real Estate.

Mrs. Miller will be forever cherished and remembered as a devoted, loving mother and wife. A true Southern lady, she was brilliantly sophisticated and so full of life, light and love. Unforgettable to everyone she met; her character has left an indelible mark on all those in her life.

She is survived by her husband, N. Stone Miller; two daughters, Helen Miller of Murrells Inlet and Eugenia Miller Marshall and her husband, Chad, of Pawleys Island; and a brother, Henry David Still IV and his wife, Barbara, of Blackville.

Funeral services were Sunday at All Saints Church.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

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

Jennie Saussy

Organist at old All Saints church

Jennie Parker Saussy of Georgetown, a longtime Pawleys Island area resident died April 25 at her home. She was 90.

She was born in Sumter, the daughter of Jennie Scarborough Parker and Thornwell Hay Parker. She attended the University of South Carolina, studied classical piano in Washington, D.C., and later in life received a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Coastal Carolina University.

She was married to the late George Stone Saussy Jr. for 62 years. They married in Ben Franklin’s Christ Church, Philadelphia, where George was attending Marine Officers Basic School. Jennie spent the war years working as a laboratory technician at Columbia and Conway hospitals.

Mrs. Saussy was active with the Georgetown County Mental Health Association and helped establish hospice care in the area, a cause that she benefited from herself during the past year. She especially wanted to be remembered for being the organist for the old church of All Saints, Waccamaw, Episcopal Church, which is where her remains will be interred with those of her husband, who died in 2005.

She is survived by her two sons, George Stone “Pete” Saussy III of Pawleys Island and Thornwell Parker “Thorny” Saussy of Georgetown.

A sister, Camilla Parker Finch, and two brothers, Theodore Parker and Eli Parker, died before her.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Cemetery by the Rev. Matthew C. Schneider.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any hospice or to the Family Justice Center, P.O. Box 366, Georgetown, SC 29442.


April 25

Beverly Sawyer

Veteran of Army and Navy

Beverly Hampton Sawyer Jr. of Pawleys Island died Tuesday at Tidelands Community Hospice. He was 74.

He was born Feb. 21, 1939, in Georgetown, a son of Beverly Hampton Sawyer and Emily Skinner Sawyer. He grew up in Georgetown, graduated from Winyah High School and East Carolina University.

Mr. Sawyer served in the Army and the Navy. He spent the greater part of his life in Atlanta and retired from sales. Mr. Sawyer returned home 10 years ago to live in Pawleys Island.

He is survived by a son, O’Neal “Brock” Sawyer of Norcross, Ga.; two grandsons, Devin Sawyer of Norcross and David Sawyer of Nashville, Tenn.; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the graveside in Elmwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

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


April 18

Annette Spangler

Pianist at Belin Methodist

Annette Read Spangler of Pawleys Island died Tuesday at her home. She was 84.

She was born July 5, 1928, in Latrona Heights, Pa., the daughter of Cecil Alexander and Ruth Crawford Read. She was a retired school teacher.

Mrs. Spangler was a member of Belin Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a pianist for the worship service. She also served with her husband on the nature committee and volunteered at the Baskervill Food Pantry.

She is survived by her husband, Leon Parker Spangler; two daughters Terri S. Triana and her husband, Dr. Mark Triana, of Pawleys Island and Jill Hillegas and her husband, Bill Hillegas, of Mount Joy, Pa.; and a son, Leon P. Spangler Jr. of Wonder Lake, Ill., and his wife, Kelly Spangler; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Marty Nason. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium.

Memorials may be made to the church music program, P.O. Box 528, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. There is a guest book at burroughsfh.com.


April 11

Bill Graef

Active in Precious Blood parish

William Graef of the Tradition Club, died April 5 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 73.

He was born in Sheboygan, Wis., to the late Victor and Ida Graef.

He was remembered as a terrific husband and father and relished activities involving his family and friends. Whether on a golf course, playing chess, or sitting around a card table, Bill always brought his unique combination of enthusiasm, humor and friendly competition, his family said.

Mr. Graef was an active member of the Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church parish, where he served as a eucharistic minister. He was a faithful navigator and corps commander of Grand Strand Assembly 2107, trustee and corps commander of Fr. Phil Grant Assembly 3272, and member of Council 11028 of the Knights of Columbus.

He will be sorely missed by his family and the hundreds of friends and acquaintances whose lives he impacted.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Graef; children Michael Graef and his wife, Elaine, of Scarborough, Maine, David Graef and his wife, Kimberlee, of Southington, Conn., Susan Graef of Surfside Beach, Laurie Graef Kennedy and her husband, Kyle, of Greensboro, N.C.; grandchildren Matthew, Christopher, Kaylee, Lauren, Jack, Karter and Samantha; his sister Nancy Woyak and her husband, Alfred; brothers-in-law William Dierking and his wife, Diane, Tony Berken and his wife, Nancy, and numerous nieces and nephews.

His brother, Victor Lee Graef, and sister-in-law, Judith Dierking, died before him.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. A remembrance gathering will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Life Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Angel Flight, Dekalb Peachtree Airport, 2000 Airport Rd., Suite 227, Atlanta, GA 30341 or online at angelflightsoars.org; or to the Melanoma Research Foundation: P.O. Box 759329, Baltimore, MD 21275-9329 or online at melanoma.org.

There is a a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Billie Houghton

Retired counselor was conservationist

Billie Fisher Carr Houghton of Pawleys Island, a counselor and conservationist, died Sunday surrounded by her family and caregivers. She was 81.

An avid reader and traveler who had a special touch with babies, Billie lived a full and active 81 years of life.

She was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Memphis. She graduated from Hutchison School in Memphis and attended Bennett College. She married Oscar C. Carr Jr., a cotton planter from Clarksdale, Miss. She and Oscar had five children, and the family eventually moved to New York City.

In New York, Mrs. Houghton received her undergraduate degree from Adelphi University and her master’s degree in social work from the Hunter College School of Social Work.

After her husband’s death in 1977, Billie married the Rev. Alanson B. Houghton on June 16, 1979. At that time, Alan was the rector of the Church of the Heavenly Rest in Manhattan.

In June 1988, Billie delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of the Training Institute for Mental Health in New York where she had trained. She had a private counseling practice in New York which she continued when she and Alan moved to Charleston. They retired to Pawleys Island, where they enjoyed their beautiful home overlooking the marsh and the island.

In addition to her first husband, a son, John Thomas Fisher Carr, died before her.

She was very active in conservation and in protecting the environment, and she held leadership positions with the Coastal Conservation League and Winyah Conservancy.

Mrs. Houghton also was dedicated to the Episcopal Church, active in the Democratic Party and an active supporter of the Family Justice Center whose mission is to prevent domestic violence and to protect and to care for victims of domestic violence.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Oscar C. Carr III of Memphis, Blanche Carr Symons of London, Scott Carr Adams of Pawleys Island and E’Lane Carr Tipton of Lexington; four stepchildren, Sandy Houghton, Alanson B. Houghton III, Hope Houghton Newell and Carter Houghton; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral and memorial service were held Wednesday at Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church.

Memorials may be sent to the Coastal Conservation League, 328 East Bay St., P.O. Box 1765, Charleston, SC 29402.

Sue Myers

Retired from phone company

Edna Mae Myers, 67 of Murrells Inlet died Tuesday at the Tidelands Community Hospice House. She was 67.

She was born May 12, 1945, in Riverdale Md., the daughter of Raymond S. and Frances Turgeon Harbin. She was retired from Bell Atlantic/Verizon after 28 years.

Mrs. Myers, who was known as Sue, moved from Hagerstown, Md., to Murrells Inlet nine years ago where she became active in the Blackmoor Home Owners Association, the Blackmoor Yard of the Month Committee and the Blackmoor Golf Club and Ladies League Committee. She was an active member of Belin Memorial United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas K. Myers; a daughter, Suzanne Ashley and her husband, Will, of Roanoke, Va.; two brothers, R. Joseph Harbin and his wife, Julie, of Murrells Inlet and M. Randy Harbin and his wife, Barbara, of Pasadena, Md.; three grandchildren, Mark Alan Stoner Jr., CeCe Ashley and Liam Ashley; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Belin United Methodist Church by the Rev. Mike Alexander. At her request, a celebration of life will be held at Inlet Affairs following the service.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service.

Memorials may be made to the Belin UMC Land Acquisition Fund, P.O. Box 528, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 or the Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

There is a guestbook at burroughsfh.com.

Harold Sapp

Army veteran was steel worker

Harold Sapp of Pawleys Island died April 6 at Tidelands Community Hospice House. He was 83.

He was born Nov. 6, 1929, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla, the son of Matthew and Viola Sapp. Mr. Sapp served in the Army and was a retired steel worker.

He is survived by his daughter, Miriam Daniels of Pawleys Island, and several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Wilds Courtyard Chapel in Georgetown.

Grover Shuler

Former construction project manager

J. Grover Shuler of Litchfield Country Club, who was retired from the construction industry, died Monday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 69.

He was born Nov. 7, 1943, in Summerville, a son of James Glenn Shuler and Annie Laurie Sarvis Shuler. He grew up in Georgetown, attended Winyah High School and graduated from Carlisle Military Academy.

Mr. Shuler worked as a project manager in the construction industry for many years. After retirement, he established Shuler Property Management and worked part-time in a number of other businesses.

He was a member of Battery White Camp, Sons of the Confederate Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Robin Salmon Shuler; two sons, Jason P. Shuler of Myrtle Beach and Alex Salmon and his wife, Blair, of Columbia; two daughters, Mandy Shuler of North Myrtle Beach and Dana Shuler of Myrtle Beach; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Wednesday at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. Dora Gafford.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.


April 4

Ron Breznicky

Worked in hospitality industry

Ronald Joseph Breznicky of the Tradition Club, who spent his career in the hospitality industry, died Saturday at home surrounded by his family. He was 60.

He was born in Baltimore, the son of Andrew and Norma Breznicky.

Family was always most important to him. He will be remembered as an extremely funny, compassionate, driven, honest, generous, hard-working and loving person, his family said.

He was best known for his sense of humor.

Mr. Breznicky started his career in the hospitality industry 38 years ago, and spent the last 28 years working for Ecolab Inc.

He was a founding member and active board member with Tee Off Fore a Cause, a charitable organization that supports the Wounded Warrior Project. He was also a Fourth-Degree Knight and former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 11028 at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. The scholarship that he helped create at the church was recently renamed in his honor.

Mr. Breznicky had many accomplishments in his life and gave 100 percent to everything that he did. He was a dedicated man that demanded excellence of himself.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; his children, Kristy White and her husband, David, of Myrtle Beach, Eric Breznicky and his wife, Jennifer, of Myrtle Beach, Katie Trantham and her husband, Bert, of Raleigh, N.C., and Matt Breznicky and his fiancée, Brandi Grant, of Myrtle Beach; his grandchildren, Landon and Makayla White and baby Trantham, who is on the way; his sisters, Cheryl Derflinger and her husband, Don, of Arizona, and Patty and June; his brothers, Jerry Breznicky and his wife, Kathy, of Maryland, and Fran Breznicky; his mother- and father-in-law, Melva and Richard Watkins of Pawleys Island; and his special buddies Hunter, Rudy and Toby. Memorials may be made to Tee Off Fore a Cause benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, 3617 Kingsley Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 or teeoffforeacause.org.

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

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


March 28

Alan Altman

Pawleys business man was community leader

Alan Altman always wore a tie at work. In most places that wouldn’t be remarkable, but for someone selling the Pawleys Island lifestyle to home buyers and vacationers it was.

He said it was important to send a message about professionalism, even on an island where polo shirts count as “Sunday best.”

And it was a message that he sent in a life lived in service to the community, friends and colleagues say.

Altman died Tuesday morning at his home. He was 55 and had battled cancer for two years.

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Richard Graziani

Knights of Columbus member

Richard Graziani of Pawleys Island died Tuesday at his home. He was 82.

He was born in Steger, Ill., a son of Samuel and Jane Graziani. He was a Navy veteran.

Mr. Graziani was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.

He was married to the late Adele Graziani.

He is survived by his daughters, Carol Graziani of Vancouver, Canada, and Nancy Osgood and her spouse, Stephen, of Hopkinton, Mass; a brother, Samuel Graziani; and a sister, Betty Gardner.

A memorial service will be held at noon Tuesday at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Goldfinch Funeral Home’s Litchfield/Pawleys Chapel.

A guestbook is available at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Father Pat’s Kitchen, 1633 Waverly Rd. Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


March 21

Arthur P. Gilman Jr.

Active in All Saints Church

Arthur Prescott Gilman Jr. of Georgetown died March 14 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He was 84.

He was born May 14, 1928, in Boston, a son of Arthur Prescott Gilman and Josephine Fraser Mackenzie Gilman. He graduated from Rutgers University and served in the Army in Korea during World War II.

Mr. Gilman was retired from Rigby Electric.

He was a member of All Saints Church and more recently attended Mission Pawleys. He was very active in his church, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, his family said.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Taylor Gilman; two daughters, Gayle Mone and her husband, Bob, of West Tisbury, Mass., and Diane Boyd and her husband, Alton, of Kingstree; four grandchildren, Jonathan Mone and his wife, Joanna, Laura Rowland and her husband, Matt, Amy St. John and her husband, Clay, and Adam Boyd; one great-grandchild, Emily Claire Rowland; a brother, Roderick Gilman and his wife, Carol; and his mother-in-law, Marguerite Boyd Taylor.

His wife, Catherine W. Gilman, a sister, Roberta Meader, and a grandson, Ryan Prescott Mone, died before him.

Funeral services were Monday morning at All Saints Church, conducted by the Rt. Rev. Charles Murphy. Burial was in the church cemetery.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to a church or charity of your choice.

Douglas W. Reid

Former area resident

Douglas Walter Reid of Atlanta, a former Pawleys Island area resident, died Saturday at Northside Hospital in Atlanta after battling colon cancer. He was 51.

He was born in Charlotte, a son of Lynda Reid and the late Joseph Donald Reid.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from North Carolina State University. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church.

In addition to his mother, of Murrells Inlet, he is survived by his sons, Douglas W. Reid Jr. and Elliot D. Reid; his daughters, Cameron L. Reid and Mary Lindsey Reid, all of Pawleys Island; a brother, Joey Reid of Charlotte, and a sister, Janice Reid of Murrells Inlet.

A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at All Saints by the Rev. Tim Surratt and the Rev. Rob Grafe.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

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

Jean M. Wise

Retired from Schering-Plough

Jean McGill Wise of Pawleys Plantation died Sunday at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. She was 72.

She was born Nov. 14, 1940, in Philadelphia, a daughter of Charles Lalen McGill and Marian Lees McGill. She grew up in north east Philadelphia and graduated from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa. with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She was a retired pharmaceutical representative with Schering-Plough.

Mrs. Wise moved to Pawleys Island from Medford, N.J., in 1998 and was a member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas A. Wise; two daughters, Anne Wise Garneau and her husband, Mario, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Susan Wise of Alexandria, Va.; and a brother, Roger McGill of Marmora, N.J.

Her brother, Douglas McGill, died before.

A memorial service will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Frank S. Holsclaw.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Christopher’s Children, P.O. Box 740, Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585 or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.


March 14

Don Watts

Contractor was volunteer fireman

Henry M. “Don” Watts Sr. of Murrells Inlet, a retired building contractor, died March 7 at his home. He was 85.

He was born in Conway, a son of Henry Lee and Carrie Watts. Don was a Navy veteran and lifetime member of the S.C. volunteer firemen. He was a retired building contractor and served on the customer advisory council for Santee Cooper.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Nance Watts; children, Henry “Duc” Watts and his wife, Jill, of Conway, David Watts and his wife, Julie, of Socastee, Bruce Watts and his wife, Holly, of Pawleys Island, Ted Watts and his wife, Donna, of Murrells Inlet, Roxanne Watts Freeman and her husband, Buzz, of Murrells Inlet, and Marianne Watts Glaze and her husband, Gordon, of Surfside Beach; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Ola Mae Watts Stalvey and her husband, Earl, a brother, Lonzo Watts, and a sister, Bette Watts Hewitt; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Sunday at First Baptist of Myrtle Beach.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors, 1120 G Street NW Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005.


March 7

James D. Secor Jr.

Worked in the chemical industry

James Demarest Secor Jr. of Murrells Inlet, who retired from a career in the chemical industry, died Feb. 28 at his home. He was 80.

He was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., the son of James and Mildred Secor. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., in 1954 and served as a first lieutenant in the Air Force until 1957. He was a historical officer stationed in Montgomery, Ala..

In 1957, Mr. Secor joined Linde Co., a division of Union Carbide, in New York. He then went to work for Dow Chemical in Connecticut, where he remained for 32 years. Mr. Secor retired to Pawleys Island in 1994.

He will be most remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, his family said.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen; daughters, Karen Moisant and her husband, William, of Hampton, Va., and Diane Benson and her husband, Scott, of Ridgefield, Conn.; son, James D. Secor III of Greensboro, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Todd and Hanna Benson of Ridgefield and Krystal Moisant of Fairfax, Va.

A brother, Jack Secor, and a son, Michael Peter Secor, died before him.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.


Feb. 28

Lyn Peterson

Retired from Bell Atlantic

Carolyn M. “Lyn” Peterson of Heritage Plantation died Monday at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. She was 70.

She was born June 6, 1942, in Boston, the daughter of Raymond E. Miskelly and Jessie E. Bain Miskelly. She graduated from Cape Cod Community College and attended the University of New Hampshire. She was inducted into the Plymouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame in Plymouth, Mass., in 1997.

Mrs. Peterson worked for Bell Atlantic and retired as a staff supervisor of finance after 30 years.

She was an active member of St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church where she served two appointments as financial secretary. She was active in tennis leagues prior to her illness.

She is survived by her husband, David E. “Pete” Peterson; a daughter, Elizabeth A. “Liz Anne” Peterson of Seattle; two brothers, Donald B. Miskelly and his wife, Wendy, of New Hampshire and Robert Miskelly and his wife, Brenda, of Pennsylvania; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church by the Rev. C. Nels Ledwell.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or the church Endowment Fund, 180 St. Paul Pl., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com

Betsy Powell

President of auto company

Betsy Cox Powell of Georgetown died Saturday at her home. She was 80.

She was born in Boston, a daughter of Earnest Leroy and Muriel Cox. She graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.

Mrs. Powell was president of Concord Auto Auction. She was remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

She was a former resident of Pamplico. She was a member of St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church, Forest Lake Country Club, the Palmetto Club and the Ivy Garden Club, all in Columbia.

She is survived by a daughter, Beth Sitton Dawson and her husband, Dean, of DeBordieu; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Davis Crosby and James Witte Crosby; a sister, Nancy Cox Thomas of Pamplico; and several nieces and nephews.

Her brother, Earnest Leroy Cox Jr., and a grandson, John Sitton Crosby, died before her.

A graveside service was held Wednesday at Woodside Cemetery in Pamplico.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Peggy Turner

Retiree became watercolorist

Etta Gladson “Peggy” Turner of Litchfield Country Club, died Feb. 21 at her home. She was 92.

She was born April 22, 1920, in the Sampit community of Georgetown County, a daughter of Godfrey Dempsey Gladson and Elizabeth Caroline “Carrie” Smith Gladson. She graduated from Andrews High School in 1937.

She was married for 70 years to the late David Turner, who worked for International Paper Co.

Mrs. Turner lived in Wooster, Ohio, from 1949 to 1955, and in Morristown and Convent Station, N.J., from 1955 to 1980. She and her husband retired to Pawleys Island in 1980.

At the age of 60, Mrs. Turner starting painting in watercolor, studying with Bruce Chandler and Danny McLaughlin. She was a member of the Georgetown County Watercolor Society, the S.C. Watercolor Society and the Georgetown County Cultural Council

She was a member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a son, Michael W. Turner of Pawleys Island; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Turner Naso of Venice, Fla.; three grandchildren, Debbie Rudtke and her husband, Chris, of Alachua, Fla., Sue Turner and her spouse, Gayle, of New York City and Jill Ayers and her husband, Richard, of North Port, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Lauren and Jon Rudtke, and Emily Ayers; two sisters, Mary Gladson and her husband, Jay, of Georgetown, and Betty Scherich and her husband, Ed, of Rio Vista, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A son, David Erskine Turner, a granddaughter, Laura Turner, two brothers, Paul and Albert Gladson, and a sister, Bernice Gladson Smith, died before her.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Frank S. Holsclaw. Burial was at Sampit United Methodist Church Cemetery.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

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


Feb 21

Virginia C. Ambrose

Pawleys Island summer resident

Virginia C. Ambrose of Georgetown and Statesville, N.C., died Feb. 15 in Statesville. She was 90.

She was born on June 21, 1921, in Aberdeen, Md. She was an Army wife for much of her married life. Following her husband’s retirement from the military they settled in his hometown of Georgetown and enjoyed vacations at their Pawleys Island home. In recent years, she resided in Statesville.

She is survived by her son Gerald W. Ambrose and his wife, Sharon, of Mason, Mich., and her daughter, Pamela J. Reich and her husband, John, of Statesville; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Joseph R. Ambrose, and another daughter, Jo Sandra Hatchell, died before her.

Memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 29440 or Friendfield Presbyterian Church, 4049 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

A private memorial service will be held at a later time.

Lowell McClary

Area’s first family doctor

Dr. Lowell McClary didn’t make house calls, but he kept his equipment in a black leather bag. That was in the days before there was a hospital on Waccamaw Neck or specialists or clinics or even other general practitioners. “Pawleys is a place a lot of doctors look at and say, ‘I’d like to do that,’ but never get around to,” he once said.

That was in 1982, when Dr. McClary opened his office in a converted house just off Highway 17 in Pawleys Island. According to state standards, there should have been three doctors in the area. There were none until he arrived.

Lowell Reece McClary died Sunday at his home in Louisville, Ky. He was 85.

He was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Knoxville, Tenn., the son of Robert Booker and Laura Ethel Rymer McClary. He grew up in Knoxville making friendships that lasted a lifetime. After graduating from high school at age 16, he attended Tulane University and the University of Virginia. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Army serving at several army posts. In 1945, after being discharged, he returned to college at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and graduated two years later. He entered the work force, married and was eventually transferred to Louisville, where he left his job as a chemist with St. Regis Paper Co. to enter the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Four years later he graduated as president of his class. He joined the practice of Dr. Gene Holmes in Middletown, Ky. He served that community well, but one of his greatest joys was being the team doctor for the Eastern High School football team.

In 1972 he married Donna J. Spencer, who made a home for him and his children, traveled across the U.S. and around the world and was with him at the end.

Mrs. McClary set out in 1980 traveling the coast to find a place for them to move and open a practice. She said the family atmosphere attracted them to Pawleys Island. “Never having been in private practice, I had a yen to do that,” he said at the time.

Eventually the practice was sold and Dr. McClary went on staff at Myrtle Beach Manor. He finished his medical career as a staff administrator at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

The McClarys returned to Knoxville to be near family and friends. Their last move took him back to Louisville where he lived for the last two and a half years.

In addition to his wife of 40 years, he is survived by six children: Martha Isaacs and her husband, David, of Charlotte, Laurie Bilik of Sarasota, Fla., Jeff McClary of Pawleys Island, Kathy Adams and her husband, Stuart, of Prospect, Ky., Mary Beth Blinn and her husband, Tom, of Sacramento, Calif., and Missy McClary of Asheville, N.C.; his grandchildren, Dan Isaacs and his wife, Mary, of Charlotte, Lauren Gonzales and her husband, Jesse, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Matt Isaacs and his wife, Amanda, of Charlotte, Carleigh Irvine of Greenwood, Spencer Payne of Knoxville and Ashton Adams of Prospect; and his great-grandchildren: Landon Irvine, Virginia Isaacs, Annabel Isaacs and Che Gonzales.

His brother, Dillon Rymer McClary, and his stepson, Steven Payne, died before him.

Memorials may be made to Hosparus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr., Louisville, KY 40205 or the local Salvation Army.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Feb 14

Lorraine Eaglin

Native of St. Louis

Lorraine Eaglin of Pawleys Island died Sunday at Grand Strand Healthcare in Myrtle Beach.

She was born in St. Louis and lived there until moving to Conway to live from 1987 to 1992. She returned to live in St. Charles, Mo., until 2006 when she moved to Pawleys Island.

She was married for 62 years to the late George Dean Eaglin.

She is survived by her children, Ronald G. Eaglin and his wife, Bonnie, of Pawleys Island and Sharon Eaglin Hopper of St. Charles; six grandchildren, Ronald Dean Eaglin and his wife, Linda, of Deland Fla., Lori Eaglin Bell and her husband, Tim, of Lynchburg, Va., Michael Allen Eaglin and his wife, Amy, of Myrtle Beach, Jeffrey Niles Eaglin and his wife, Paula, of Morehead, Ky., Jennie Hopper Raithel and her husband, Matt, of St. Charles, and Bryan Hopper and his wife, Mary, of St. Charles; eight great-grandchildren, Annemarie Kling, Julia Kling and Caroline Kling of Lynchburg, Va,; Catherine Eaglin and Anna Eaglin of Deland; Savannah Eaglin of Morehead, and Allie Raithel and Violet Raithel of St. Charles.

A memorial service will be held Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Goldfinch Funeral Home in Murrells Inlet by the Rev. Patrick Stinson of Precious Blood Catholic Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Precious Blood Catholic Church, 1633 Waverly Rd., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

There is a guest book at goldfinchfuneralhome.com


Feb 7

Wiley M. Bell

Infant son of Wiley and Jennifer Bell

Wiley McTeer Bell of Georgetown died Friday at MUSC Hospital in Charleston.

Wiley was born Jan. 2 to Wiley Craig Bell and Jennifer Pursley Brown Bell of Georgetown.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Miller of Milledgeville, Ga.; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. Bell Jr. of Lancaster; paternal grandmother, Cecile B. McTeer of Bluffton; his maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Augustus Pursley Jr. of Milledgeville; aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Lane Bell of Concord, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. James P. Brown of Greensboro, Ga., West Bell of Charlotte and Mr. and Mrs. Hayes K. Stanton of Murrells Inlet; and cousins, Barron and Bret Bell of Concord and Ben Brown of Greensboro.

Memorial services were Monday at Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church. Inurnment was in the church columbarium.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or to MUSC Children’s Hospital/Pediatric Cardiology, 165 Ashley Ave., Room 100, Charleston, SC 29425.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com..

Bo Berry

Longtime area visitor

Bo Berry of Apharetta, Ga., a longtime visitor to Pawleys Island, died Jan. 31. He was 72.

He was born Oct. 3, 1940, in Florence. His mother was the late Maybelle “Monk” Berry, who lived for many years in North Litchfield and Litchfield Country Club.

Mr. Berry grew up in Armonk, N.Y., but the family made regular visits to Pawleys Island. He attended Clemson University and Pace University in New York. He had a 50-year career in the computer industry, starting out in marketing for IBM.

Mr. Berry is survived by his wife, Becky; a daughter, Suzanne Berry Keenan and her husband, Taylor, of Clinton Corners, N.Y.; sons, Alex Berry and his wife, Margaret, of Somerville, Mass., and Kennedy Berry of Alpharetta.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors. The Rev. Kathie Stasko will officiate.

There is a guestbook at northsidechapel.com.

Jane Heckman

Soprano was church soloist

Jane F. Heckman, a retired church musician, died Jan. 19 in her home at the Lakes of Litchfield. She was 94.

She was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Flossie and Allan Falconer. She studied voice at the Julliard School of Music in New York City for two years. She became the soprano soloist at several churches and sang for 19 years before her retirement.

Her last soprano soloist position was at the United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia, under the direction of the nationally acclaimed Michael Korn, founder of the Philadelphia Singers.

During World War II, she attended Pierce Business School in Philadelphia and then went on to work for Leeds and Northrop.

She married Robert Heckman in 1942 and after the war they lived in St. Louis where Robert became a minister of music in the Congregational Church and Jane was the soloist.

Mrs. Heckman was a member of Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church.

She is survived by her daughter Dr. Nancy Heckman of Vancouver, British Columbia, and her granddaughter, Emma Jane Heckman of Vancouver.

Her son, David Heckman, died before her.

Memorial services will be held in March. Details will be available at burroughsfh, where there is also a guestbook.

Memorials may be made to the Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 990, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

John Szabo

Founding church member

John George Szabo of Litchfield, a retired tool and die maker, died Saturday at Waccamaw Community Hospital. He was 93.

He was born Aug. 11, 1919, in Dante, Va., a son of Joseph Szabo and Rosalia Toth Szabo. He grew up in West Virginia and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps as a young man. He attended Tri-State College in Agola, Ind.

Mr. Szabo moved to Pawleys Island from Chicago in 1985. He was a founding member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, where he served as an usher.

He is surived by his wife, Lillian Mavrin Szabo, and a sister, Ethel Kiemnec of Ohio.

In addition to his parents, two brothers, Julius and Joseph Szabo, and five sisters, Margaret Buza, Ida Dimeff, Elizabeth Malagrida, Mary Lipscomb, and Theresa Toth, died before him.

A Funeral Mass will be held today at 11 a.m. at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church by the Rev. Patrick J. Stenson. A repast will follow the service.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to the church, 1633 Waverly Rd., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


Jan 31

Frank Halter

Led expansion of real estate company

Frank Bradbury Halter of Greenville, a long-time Pawleys Island summer resident who once led the July Fourth Parade as the ghost of Alice Flagg, died Tuesday at his home. He was 83.

He was born in Atlanta, the son of Louise Bradbury Halter and Vern Ralph Halter. He was an Eagle Scout and a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Mr. Halter was the chairman of the Caine Company, a real estate firm, and has served in and run the business for the past 60 years. Under his leadership, Caine grew from one office and 12 associates to eight offices and over 200 employees and associates.

Mr. Halter began his career by volunteering for the Air Force as an intelligence officer and served in Korea as a captain.

His business accomplishments include numerous development projects in both commercial and residential real estate across the state of South Carolina.

Mr. Halter also gave his life to service and his community. He served on boards and in numerous leadership positions for countless organizations, including Greenville Hospital System, United Way of Greenville, YMCA, Greenville Chapter of the American Red Cross, Blue Ridge Council of Boy Scouts, Christ Episcopal Church and School, Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Furman University and Project Host.

He was also recognized as the entrepreneur of the year by Greenville Tech’s Entrepreneurial Forum and received the March of Dimes Real Estate Award in 2004.

He was awarded the Order of the Palmetto in 2010 by Gov. Mark Sanford.

He was married to the late Shirley Caine Halter. His greatest joys were his family, his friends and his church. He always found time for his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren whom he adored. His friendships were lifelong and filled with love, adventure and fun.

He enjoyed vacationing at his home on Pawleys Island. He was remembered for his moped rides in the Fourth of July parade as Alice, alongside his close friend, Bubby McKissick as the Gray Man. He was a charter member of the Pawleys Island Yacht Club.

Mr. Halter was remembered a man of great faith, integrity, compassion and humility. His giving spirit was present in everything he did and everyone that he touched throughout his entire life. He believed that you were supposed to leave the world a better place than you found it – and he lived this each day. He was a gentleman and truly an everyman, a friend to all. With a constant smile and abundant energy, his positive attitude was contagious.

He is predeceased by his wife.

He is survived by his brother, Pete Halter and his wife, Sue; three daughters, Debbie Halter Bell and her husband, Mike, and Laura Halter Sardone and her husband, Nick; a son, Frank Bradbury Halter Jr. and his wife, Sharon; a daughter-in-law, Laurie Halter Patrick and her husband, Tom; eight grandchildren, Lauren Smythe and her husband, Will, David Sigmon and his wife, Lauren, Lindsey Halter, Brooke Halter, Caine Halter Jr., and Page Halter; and two great-grandchildren, Foster Smythe and Libby Sigmon, all of Greenville.

He is also survived by Pam Blakely, whom he loved dearly.

Another son, Caine Halter, and his sister, Ann Mitcham, died before him.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Christ Church Episcopal in Greenville. A private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, 10 North Church Street, Greenville, SC 29601; or to Caine Halter Lungs4Life, P.O. Box 8307, Greenville, SC 29604.

There is an online guestbook at mackeymortuary.com.

Elizabeth Kimbrough

Former church secretary

Elizabeth Anne Redmond Kimbrough of Georgetown, a former church secretary, died Saturday in Columbia. She was 88.

She was born June 18, 1924, in Hattiesburg, Miss., a daughter of John Lawrence Redmond and Carrie Hegwood Redmond. She moved to Pawleys Island then Georgetown, where she graduated from Winyah High School. She was married to the late Edward Shields Kimbrough.

Mrs. Kimbrough was a communicant of St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Church, where she was a part-time church secretary for 20 years, a choir member and active in both the Catholic Women’s Society and the Altar Guild. She was a volunteer at Georgetown Memorial Hospital for 15 years and an avid bridge player.

Surviving are: two sons, Edward S. Kimbrough Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Georgetown and William M. Kimbrough and his wife, Melissa, of Cypress, Texas; two daughters, Donna K. Walker and her husband, Charles, of Brunswick, Ga., and Patricia K. Tanner and her husband, Sig, of Columbia; six grandchildren, Shannon T. Bozard, Ashley T. Foster, and Blair K. Salmon, all of Columbia, Butler E. Kimbrough and Caroline S. Kimbrough, both of Augusta, Ga., and Abigail J. Kimbrough of Cypress; five great-grandchildren, Tanner, Taylor and Walker Bozard, Edward Salmon, and Hampton Foster; and three sisters, Carolyn R. Heider and her husband, Jim, of Charleston, Mary R. Harrington and her husband, Pat, of Hattiesburg, and Agnes R. Vogel of Leander, Texas.

In addition to her husband and parents, two brothers, John L. Redmond and Paul Redmond, died before her.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday at Saint Mary. Burial was at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

There is a guestbook at mayerfuneralhome.com..


Jan 17

Babe Cone

Passionate environmentalist

Frances McFadden “Babe” Cone of North Litchfield died Jan. 4 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga. She was 74.

She was born Oct. 20, 1938, in Chester, the only daughter of Joseph Means McFadden and Francis Graham McFadden. She was a graduate of Dreher High School and the University of South Carolina. She was retired from ING as a systems analyst.

Mrs. Cone was a member of Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church and of the Daughters of the King. She was also an active alumni member of Alpha Delta Pi, an avid animal lover, a Gamecocks fan and a passionate environmentalist.

She is survived by one daughter, Deborah Cone Craytor and her husband, Jay of Kennesaw, Ga.; and two granddaughters, Heather and Chelsea Craytor. She is also survived by her “Tribe of Five:” Bronwyn, Midnight, Moonlight, Josie and Cocoa.

A graveside service was held Tuesday in Evergreen Cemetery in Chester.

Memorials may be made to Friends of the Animals, 106 Walker St., Chester, SC 29706, or to any animal charity.

Jackie Jacobs

Wife and mother

Janice Pickrel “Jackie” Jacobs of Allston Plantation died Monday at her home. She was 73.

She was born in Altavista, Va., a daughter of Russell and Lucille Pickrel.

A loving wife for 55 years, Mrs. Jacobs was remembered as a nurturing, caring and motivating mother whose family was the center of her life. She was a vibrant person with a zest for life who enjoyed crafting and had a smile for everyone she met, her family said.

She is survived by her husband, Robert S. Jacobs; a daughter, Janice Jacobs Shaw of Orlando, Fla; a son, Steven A. Jacobs and his wife, Teresa, of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Sara R. and Sydney M. Jacobs of Roanoke and Meredith R. Shaw of Orlando; brothers, Freddie L. Pickrel of Forest, Va., and Michael L. Pickrel of Hurt, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Goldfinch Funeral Home Litchfield/Pawleys Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 4530 Park Rd., Suite 230 Charlotte, NC 28209 or to the charity of your choice.


Jan 3

Jane R. Block

Worked at Johns Hopkins University

Jane R. Block of Pawleys Island died Tuesday at the Lakes at Litchfield. She was 79.

She was born in Washington, D.C., a daughter of Edwin and Vivian Rogers. Mrs. Block was an administrative assistant at Johns Hopkins University. She sang in the Handel Choir and enjoyed playing the guitar, piano and tap dancing.

She is survived by her husband of over 31 years, Gerald M. Block; two sons, Stephen Seitz and his wife, Charlene, of Baltimore and Robert Seitz and his wife, Patricia, of Simsonville; grandchildren, Tiffany Tang, Stephanie Hunter and Chasity Lewis; great-grandchildren, Lilly Hunter and Mason Lewis; a brother, Edwin Rogers and a sister, Julia Duane.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Goldfinch Funeral Home Litchfield-Pawleys Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd., Suite 130 Charleston, SC 29407.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

Shirley A. Ewing

Ohio native

Shirley A. Ewing of Pawleys Island died Dec. 11 with her family by her side. She was 77.

She was born in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of Richard W. Walters and Mabel E. Stewart. She and her late husband of 56 years, Herb, relocated to Pawleys Island many years ago and remained following his retirement.

She is survived by a daughter, Krista Stuff and her husband, Ryan, of Seville, Ohio; two sons, Kirk Ewing and his wife, Nancy, and Kevin Ewing and his wife, Valerie, both of Wadsworth, Ohio; eight grandchildren: Fred, Janet, Melissa, Joshua, Brennan, Jordan, Jackson and Griffin; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia Latshaw and her husband, Richard, of Pawleys Island.

An open house gathering of family and friends will be held Dec. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Strand, 123 Broad St., Wadsworth, OH, 44281.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC, 20077 or the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Attn. Deniece Dykes, 1515 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY, 10036.

There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

James E.M. Gibbons

Former California resident

James Edward Michael Gibbons of Litchfield Country Club died Dec. 20. He was 73.

He was born May 8, 1939, in Philadelphia. Also known as "Gibon," he had a great life in California where he met his wife Susan. They ultimately moved to Pawleys Island.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 30 years, his best buddy, Sammi; one brother, Patrick; two special cousins and many loving nieces and nephews. He loved his Forty Niners, golf, and his Irish music. He will be missed by all who loved him.

Memorials may be sent to Tidelands Community Hospice, where he was lovingly taken care of by Cat and Ashley. A celebration of his life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the family home.

There is a guestbook at MyrtleBeachFuneralHome.com.

Daniel C. Hall

Retired from Bell Atlantic

Daniel Curtis Hall of Hagley Estates, a World War II veteran who later worked for the phone company, died Monday. He was 89.

He was born March 31, 1923, in Washington, D.C., a son of Daniel Curtis Hall and Lelia Vaughn Hall. He grew up in Washington and graduated from high school there. Mr. Hall served in the army during World War II. He was a retired employee of Bell Atlantic Telephone Co. and moved to Pawleys Island in 1984 from Vienna, Va.

He coached girls softball in the Georgetown County recreation league for a time. He was an avid golfer, former golf instructor and was active with Teach My People.

He was married to the late Mary Reeder Hall.

He is survived by a son, Daniel C. Hall Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of Georgetown; a daughter, Angela Hall of Mount Pleasant; a sister, Phyllis Ebert of Maryland; two granddaughters, Michelle Rhodes of Vienna and Elizabeth Hall of Pawleys Island; and two great-grandsons, Joshua and Jacob Rhodes.

Memorial services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Pawleys Island Community Church, led by the Rev. Donald Williams. Inurnment will be at the Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teach My People, P.O. Box 2848, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

There is a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com..

Thomas G. Krug

Retired from New Jersey Bell

Thomas George Krug, a former Heritage Plantation resident, died Dec. 31 in Valparaiso, Ind. He was 87.

He was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Krug. He served in the Navy during World War II on the LST 671. Upon his discharge he worked for New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. for nearly 40 years. He was an active member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was also active in his church, St. Michael’s in Elizabeth.

Upon retirement he and his wife, Anne, move to Pawleys Island, where they lived for 23 years. He enjoyed as much golf as possible and became a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife of 61 years, he is survived by his children Thomas Gerard Krug and his wife, Lorraine, of Linden, N.J., John A. Krug and his wife, Candy, of Valparaiso and Maryanne Krug of Valparaiso; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Valparaiso.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, 509 W. Division Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46385.

There is a guestbook for at bartholomewnewhard.com.


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