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Nancy Rose Pulaski

July 12, 1946 - February 10, 2016

Murrells Inlet: Nancy Rose Pulaski, 69, widow of Melvin S. Klein, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. Arrangements will be announced by the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
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Anne Clare Weeks Harris

June 23, 1956 - February 7, 2016

Anne Clare Weeks Harris, 59, widow of John Bunyan Harris, III, died Sunday, February 7, 2016, at her residence. Memorial services will be two o'clock Saturday afternoon, February 13, 2016, in the ACTS Building of All Saints Church at Pawleys Island. A reception will follow in the ACTS Building. The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Louise Wilder Edwards

June 26, 1926 - February 5, 2016

Pawleys Island: Louise Wilder Edwards, 89, widow of Robert Edwards, went home to the LORD, Friday, February 5, 2016, at Tidelands Community Hospice House, surrounded by her children. Mrs. Edwards was born in Hemingway, June 26, 1926, a daughter of the late James Adger Wilder and Lorena Ellen Douglas Wilder. She was a lifelong resident of Pawleys Island. Surviving are: her loving children, Ron...
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Rhonda Glisson Howard

November 7, 1952 - January 31, 2016

Andrews: Rhonda Glisson Howard, 63, wife of Homer A. Howard, died Sunday, January 31, 2016, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. Mrs. Howard was born in Hemingway on November 7, 1952, a daughter of the late James Richard Glisson and Dorothy Mae Feagin Glisson. She lived in Andrews all of her life and graduated from Andrews High School. Mrs. Howard was a member of...
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Charlie Jack Graham, Sr.

November 5, 1934 - January 29, 2016

Georgetown: Charlie Jack Graham, Sr., 81, died Friday, January 29, 2016, at his residence. Mr. Graham was born in Georgetown on November 5, 1934, a son of the late Walter Dow Graham and Gertha Hiburn Graham. He served in the Korean Conflict and the S.C. National Guard. Mr. Graham retired after forty-two years employment with International Paper Company. His hobbies include: fishing, flounder...
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Joel Parrish Ford

December 5, 1951 - January 28, 2016

Mt. Pleasant: Joel Parrish Ford, beloved son, brother, father and friend, died peacefully in his sleep on January 28, 2016. Joel was born on December 5, 1951 in Georgetown, South Carolina. He is survived by his parents, Mary Louise Parrish and Francis Bell Ford of Georgetown, his son Phillip Ryland Ford of Mount Pleasant, sister Mary Louise Ford Stott (Charles C. Stott Jr.) of Winston-Salem, NC,...
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Alanson Bigelow Houghton II

August 3, 1930 - January 24, 2016

Pawleys Island: The Reverend Alanson Bigelow Houghton died peacefully at his home in Pawleys Island, SC on Sunday, January 24th. He was 85 years old. Alan was born August 3, 1930 in Corning, NY to the late Amory Houghton Sr. and Laura Richardson Houghton. Alan earned multiple degrees including a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University and a Master of Divinity from General...
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Curtis Leon Stanton

January 19, 2016 - January 19, 2016

West Columbia Curtis Leon Stanton was born in Marlboro County, South Carolina, June 10, 1925, to John McLaurin "Mack" Stanton and Elva May Quick Stanton. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1942 at the age of 17 and served throughout War World II in both the European and Pacific theaters. Most of his service was aboard the USS Florence Nightingale, AP-70, a combat assault ship, where he performed...
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Wendell Arthur Cannon

October 16, 1955 - January 15, 2016

Georgetown: Wendell Arthur "Wendy" Cannon, 60, died Friday, January 15, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Cannon was born in Georgetown on October 16, 1955, a son of Arthurleen Hardwick Cannon Alford and the late Samuel Earl Cannon. He grew up in Georgetown and attended Winyah High School. Mr. Cannon was a retired house painter. He was a loving father and a special son. Surviving in addition to...
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Vera Alice Porter Johnson

December 20, 1921 - January 15, 2016

Georgetown: Vera Alice Porter Johnson, 94, widow of Everett Eugene Johnson, died Friday, January 15, 2016, at Tidelands Community Hospice House. Mrs. Johnson was born in Georgetown on December 20, 1921, daughter of the late William Alpheus Porter and Emma Blanche Mercer Porter. She grew up in the Oak Grove Community of Georgetown Co. and graduated from Andrews High School, class of 1938. Mrs....
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Thomas Evan Gillespie, Jr.

February 19, 1934 - January 13, 2016

Georgetown: Thomas Evan Gillespie, Jr., 81, passed from his blessed earthly life on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Tom's life began in Pensacola Florida where his father was training to become a Naval Aviator. The influence of the people he met while living in many parts of the country during his father's military career profoundly shaped his life and character. Tom consistently offered ongoing...
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Virginia Fulton McConnell

April 7, 1922 - January 12, 2016

Andrews: Virginia Fulton McConnell, 93, widow of James "Jay" Kenneth McConnell, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. Mrs. McConnell was born on April 8, 1922, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Fulton and Mary Elizabeth Jones Fulton. She grew up in the Big Dam community of Georgetown Co. near Andrews and was a graduate of Andrews High...
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Peggy Ann Daniel Tallevast

December 18, 1940 - January 11, 2016

Pawley's Island: Peggy Ann Daniel Tallevast, 75, died Monday, January 11, 2016, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet. She has gone to join her beloved husband "Tally", Lt. Col. Cecil John Tallevast, Jr. Mrs. Tallevast was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on December 18, 1940, a daughter of the late Henry Alex Daniel and Mary Margaret Miller Daniel. She was a former...
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Elizabeth Adams Woodward

March 20, 1961 - January 8, 2016

Georgetown: Elizabeth "Cricket" Adams Woodward, wife of Jack Franklin Woodward, Jr., died Friday, January 8, 2016, at her residence. Mrs. Woodward was born in Mullins on March 20, 1961, a daughter of Diane Brogdon Adams Price and Jackson Lee Adams. She grew up in Georgetown and was a graduate of Winyah High School and Coastal Carolina University with a degree in recreation. Mrs. Woodward...
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Mady Ellen Lambert Caulder

July 24, 1926 - January 6, 2016

Georgetown: Mrs. Mady Ellen Lambert Caulder, 89, widow of Julius Harold Caulder, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Caulder was born in Georgetown County on July 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Sollie and Ellen Lambert. She lived in this area all of her life and was a member of Sampit Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving are: two sons, Rev. Aldon L....
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Jon Phillip Cooper

November 28, 1939 - January 5, 2016

Andrews: Jon Phillip Cooper, 76, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at a family residence. Jon Phillip was born in Piney Forest section near Andrews on November 28, 1939, a son of the late Marvin Ranson Cooper and Eula Mae McGee Cooper. He grew up in the Suttons community of Williamsburg County and graduated from Williamsburg High School. Jon Phillip was a member of Trio United Methodist...
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Hoyt Monroe Williams III

April 15, 1952 - January 4, 2016

Georgetown: Hoyt Monroe "Spike" Williams, III, 63, died Monday, January 4, 2016, at his residence. Mr. Williams was born in Georgetown on April 15, 1952, a son of Betty Fenters Williams and the late Hoyt Monroe Williams, Jr. He was a graduate of Winyah High School, class of 1970 and Coastal Carolina University. Mr. Williams was owner and founder of Georgetown Taxidermy and was a Master...
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William Christopher Harmeyer

November 11, 1954 - January 3, 2016

Murrells Inlet: William Christopher "Chris" Harmeyer, 61, died Sunday, January 3, 2016, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet. Mr. Harmeyer was born in Georgetown on November 11, 1954, a son of William Michael "Mik" Harmeyer and the late Syble Lofton Harmeyer. He grew up in Georgetown and was a graduate of Winyah High School and the University of South Carolina with a degree in...
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Yvonne Taylor Waddell

December 31, 2015

Pawleys Island: Yvonne T. Waddell passed away on December 31, 2015. Yvonne was the daughter of the late Homer and Edna Coker Taylor of Woodruff, S.C. She received her undergraduate degree from Erskine College and her Masters from the University of South Carolina. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Society. She taught in the South Carolina school system for 34 years with 20 of those...
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David Leroy Jayroe

May 1, 1961 - December 24, 2015

Andrews: David Leroy Jayroe, 54, husband of Debra Richardson Jayroe, died Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown. Mr. Jayroe was born in Georgetown on May 1, 1961, a son of the late Russell Albert Jayroe and Esther Powers Jayroe. He grew up in the Andrews area and attended Williamsburg High School. Mr. Jayroe was a former machine operator at...
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Nannie Fitzhugh Peace

July 11, 1924 - December 23, 2015

Andrews: Nannie Fitzhugh Peace, 91, died Thursday, December 23, 2015, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrell Inlet. Miss Peace was born in Andrews on July 11, 1924, a daughter of the late Washington Fitzhugh Peace and Mellie Brockinton Peace. She grew up in Andrews and was a graduate of Andrews High School and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Miss Peace worked with the practice of Dr....
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Tom Tompkins

December 30, 1947 - December 22, 2015

Georgetown: Tom "Tucker" Tompkins, 67, died Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Tompkins was born, December 30, 1947, in Georgetown, a son of the late Sam Albert Tompkins and Lila Lee Goude Tompkins. He grew in Georgetown and served in the Vietnam War in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Tompkins was a recipient of the Purple Heart medal. He was a self-employed brick mason and was an...
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Mary Haque Gibson

March 26, 1936 - December 20, 2015

Andrews: Mary Haque Gibson, 79, died Sunday, December 20, 2015, at her residence. Mrs. Gibson was born in Flushing, Mich. on March 26, 1936, a daughter of the late Robert Francis Haque and Alice Mary Schwartz Haque. She grew up in Flushing and graduated from the University of Michigan. Mrs. Gibson earned a Master's Degree from Francis Marion University in Florence. She taught school at...
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Anne Shuford Moore

June 14, 1927 - December 17, 2015

Georgetown: Anne Shuford Moore, 88, died Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Prince George Healthcare Center in Georgetown. Mrs. Moore was born in Georgetown on June 14, 1927, a daughter of the late Robert Pow Shuford and Edna Butler Shuford. She was a graduate of Winyah High School and McLeod's Infirmary School of Nursing. Mrs. Moore was a retired registered nurse with the practice of Dr. C. Lide...
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Donald Alfred Main

January 5, 1962 - December 16, 2015

Raeford, N.C.: Donald Alfred Main, 53, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Main was born in Georgetown, S.C. on January 5, 1962, a son of the late Alfred LeClair Main and Frances Veneria Strom Main. Mr. Main has been in declining health for many years. Mr. Main was predeceased by: his parents; and a sister; Donna Renee' Main. Surviving are: a son; Brandon Donald Main; a...
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Alicia Joan Payne Graham

August 15, 1938 - December 16, 2015

Andrews: Alicia Payne Graham, 77, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. Mrs. Graham was born in Andrews on August 15, 1938, a daughter of the late Leonard Phifer Payne, Sr. and Vincent Smith Payne. She was a graduate of Andrews High School and attended Elim United Methodist Church. She retired from Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital. She...
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David Luther Ward

May 7, 1956 - December 11, 2015

Andrews: David Luther Ward, 59, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 11, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Ward was born in Camden on May 7, 1956, a son of the late Murkie Ward and Ruth Marie Willoughby Ward. He grew up in Columbia and graduated from Spring Valley High School. Mr. Ward attended Williamsburg Technical College. He was employed by Sampit Lumber Mill as a millwright. ...
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Norris McDonald Swett

December 5, 1935 - December 8, 2015

North Augusta: Norris McDonald "Donnie" Swett, 80, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015, in North Augusta. Mr. Swett was born in Georgetown on December 5, 1935, a son of the late Walker Norris "Buck" Swett and Lena Belle "Tow" McDonald Swett. He grew up in Georgetown and was a graduate of Winyah High School and did his undergraduate work at Erskine College. Mr. Sweat earned three Masters Degrees...
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Lloyd Benton Willliams

February 18, 1926 - December 6, 2015

Georgetown: Dr. Lloyd "Benton" Williams, M.D., 89, died Sunday, December 6, 2015, at his residence. Dr. Williams was born February 18, 1926, a son of the late Archie and Leona Wilder Williams in the Choppee area of Georgetown County. He was raised in that area and educated at Union and Pleasant Hill High Schools, graduating in 1943. Dr. Williams was raised in the Rose Hill Baptist, became a...
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Sue Ella Toy Martin

October 1, 1940 - December 1, 2015

Pawleys Island: Sue Ella Toy Martin, widow of Harold Bruce Martin, died Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Prince George Healthcare Center in Georgetown. Mrs. Martin was born in Bath County, KY, on October 1, 1940. a daughter of the late Robert Toy and Nettie Mae Thomas Toy. She graduated high school and attended college in Kentucky. Mrs. Martin was a member of Saint Paul's Waccamaw United...
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James Benjamin Black

October 10, 1924 - December 1, 2015

Georgetown: James Benjamin "Bud" Black III was born October 10, 1924 in Mercy Hospital, Charleston, a son of the late James Benjamin "Bennie" Black Jr. and Margaret Moore Black. He grew up in Bamberg, where he attended the Bamberg Public Schools and graduated first in his class from Bamberg High School. Bud graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina in 1947. However, as a...
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Robert Preston Brantley

July 14, 1943 - November 30, 2015

Andrews; Robert Preston Brantley, 72, went to be with the Lord Monday evening, November 30, 2015, after a brief four day illness at the Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He was a resident of Prince George Health Care for three years. Mr. Brantley was born in the Earl community of Andrews on July 14, 1943, a son of the late Lorace Jim Brantley and Pearl Ward Brantley. He was a member of the Earl...
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Frank Louis Atkinson

January 14, 1939 - November 22, 2015

Andrews: Frank Louis Atkinson, 76, widower of Donna Hill Atkinson, died Sunday, November 22, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Atkinson was born in Coos Bay, Oregon on January 14, 1939, a son of the late Earl Cleo Atkinson and Clara Catherine Hutchinson Atkinson. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany. Mr. Atkinson was a contract truck driver and lived in a number of places prior to moving to...
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Wilson O. Grayson

August 5, 1929 - November 21, 2015

Georgetown: Wilson O. "Sam" Grayson, 86, husband of 67 years to Barbara W. Grayson, died Saturday, November 21, 2015, surrounded by loving family members, at his residence. Mr. Grayson was born in Charleston on August 5, 1929, a son of the late Arthur Grayson and Thelma Wilson Grayson. Sam came to Georgetown after he married his wife Barbara and was employed by International Paper Company as a...
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Grace Powell Sports

September 26, 1918 - November 7, 2015

Andrews: Grace Powell Sports, 97, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015, at her residence. Mrs. Sports was born September 26, 1918 in Georgetown County, a daughter of the late Murray M. Powell and Odell Godwin Powell. She lived her entire life in Andrews was a member of Happy Home Original Free Will Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of the Eastern...
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Gaynell Howard Cumbie

January 18, 1922 - October 28, 2015

Andrews: Gaynell Howard Cumbie, 93, widow of Clemon Cumbie died Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at her residence. Mrs. Cumbie was born in the Pleasant Hill community of Georgetown Co. on January 18, 1922, a daughter of the late Peter Eli Howard and Essie Cribb Howard. She was a member of Andrews Church of God and the Ladies Ministries of the church and a former Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Cumbie...
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Lauretta Brockinton Dean

April 1, 1922 - October 26, 2015

Georgetown: Surrounded by her family, Lauretta Brockinton Dean passed into the arms of her Savior on Monday morning, October 26, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon, October 29, 2015, at Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church at two o'clock. Burial will be in Prince George cemetery immediately following the service. A reception will be held in the church parish hall so...
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Maude Burgess Day

August 6, 1917 - October 24, 2015

Port Royal: Maude Burgess Day, 98, widow of J. P. Day, died Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Helena Place in Beaufort. Mrs. Day was born in Kingstree in the Bethel Community of Williamsburg County on August 6, 1917, a daughter of Charles Leland Burgess and Estelle Wilson Burgess. She was an Honorary Life member of the Georgetown Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Day was the oldest member of the church...
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Kenneth Earl Bouchette, Jr.

October 1, 1985 - October 23, 2015

Hanahan: Kenneth "Ken" Earl Bouchette, Jr., 30, died Friday, October 23, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Bouchette was born in Georgetown on October 1, 1985, a son of Kenneth "Kenny" Earl Bouchette and the late Denise Brantley Bouchette. He grew up in the Charleston area and was a former employee of Detyens Shipyard. Mr. Bouchette was a football player for Williamsburg Academy. He was one of the...
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John P. LaBruce, Jr.

May 26, 1944 - October 21, 2015

Georgetown: John P. LaBruce, Jr., 71, died Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at his residence. Mr. LaBruce was born in Florence on May 26, 1944, a son of the late John Percival LaBruce and Theodora Burden King LaBruce. He graduated from Winyah High School and attended several colleges. Mr. LaBruce served in the U. S. Army in Viet Nam. He was employed by Georgetown County as a tax assessor for...
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Sandra Mae Spanier Casias

March 23, 1940 - October 19, 2015

Pawleys Island: Sandra Mae Spanier Casias, 75, died Sunday, October 18, 2015, at National Healthcare of Garden City. Mrs. Casias was born in Laurens, Iowa on March 23, 1940, a daughter of the late William and Velma Brechler Spanier. She grew up in Laurens and graduated from high school there. Mrs. Casias was formally employed as a secretary and purchaser for a number of firms. She was a...
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Teresa Robbins Hobbs

January 13, 1949 - October 10, 2015

Pawleys Island: Teresa Robbins Hobbs, 66, died October 10, 2015, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet. Mrs. Hobbs was born in Brevard, N. C. on January 14, 1949, the daughter of the late Claude Carroll Robbins and Ethel Josephine Alverson Robbins. She grew up in Aiken, graduated from Aiken High School and was a member of Aiken's First Baptist Church. Mrs. Hobbs received her degree...
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Allie Britt Jones

December 25, 1922 - October 7, 2015

Georgetown: Allie Britt Jones, 92, widow of Bob "Bo" Ray Jones, died Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at Prince George Healthcare Center. Mrs. Jones was born in Andrews on December 25, 1922, a daughter of the late Virginia Britt Rogerson. She grew up in the Andrews area and worked for the Georgetown Dress Plant for a number of years and was a longtime designer with Woodbury Florist. She was a...
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Esther Powers Jayroe

October 29, 1928 - October 1, 2015

Andrews: Esther Powers Jayroe, 86, left for heaven Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. Mrs. Jayroe was born in Timmonsville on October 29, 1928, a daughter of the late Harry L. Powers and Mary "Susie" Powers. She was a store operator and homemaker in her community. She enjoyed playing the piano, traveling, and living life to the fullest. Mrs....
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Albert Olin Holliday, Jr.

July 7, 1951 - September 27, 2015

Georgetown: Albert "Al" Olin Holliday, Jr., 64, died Sunday, September 27, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Holliday was born in Georgetown on July 7, 1951, the son of the late Albert Olin Holliday, Sr. and Esther Mae Lee Holliday. He grew up in Georgetown, was a graduate of Winyah High School, and attended Coastal Carolina University. Mr. Holliday was a retired employee of International Paper...
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Jennie Mack Weatherly Turner

September 4, 1918 - September 19, 2015

Pawleys Island: Jennie Mack Weatherly Turner, 97, of Georgetown, wife of the late Frank Tarbox Turner, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 19, 2015, with her daughter Linda by her side at the Lakes at Litchfield. She was loved and cared for there by the staff for eleven years. Mrs. Turner was predeceased in death by her eldest daughter, Jennie Gustafson of Georgetown. Mrs. Turner was...
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John Edward Plunkett

February 22, 1947 - September 15, 2015

Georgetown; John Edward Plunkett, 68 died Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Tidelands Community Hospice. Mr. Plunkett was born in Georgetown on February 22, 1947, a son of the late Ned Earl Plunkett, Sr. and Lillian Ulmer Plunkett. He grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Winyah High School, where he was a star basketball player. He attended Coastal Carolina University, where he also played...
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Catherine Finklea Brockington Way

August 8, 1919 - September 11, 2015

Pawleys Island: Surrounded by her loving family, Catherine Finklea Brockington Way, age 96, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2015 at The Lakes at Litchfield, in Pawleys Island. Born August 8, 1919 in Hyman, Catherine was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Leonidas Finklea. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Winthrop College and began her first teaching assignment in...
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Mary Adelaide Henry Galphin

January 6, 1931 - August 22, 2015

Georgetown: Mary Adelaide Galphin born 1/6/31 in Hickory, NC passed away from leukemia on 8/22/15. She was predeceased by her husband, George Galphin, and her son, George. Surviving are two sons, Peter and Tom; grandson, Mason; and her brother, Rusk Henry. Mary Adelaide was an active member of the Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church of Georgetown, and a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt,...
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Sollie Emanuel Cooper, Jr.

November 6, 1936 - August 18, 2015

Andrews Sollie Emanuel "S. E." Cooper, Jr., died August 18, 2015 in Kingstree. Mr. Cooper was the son of the latte Sollie Emanuel Cooper, Sr. and Flossie Mayell Walters Cooper. He was born November 6, 1936 in Kingstree and lived in the Suttons Community of Williamsburg Co. Mr. Cooper attended Williamsburg High School and Clemson University. An avid sportsman, he played baseball and was a...
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Phillip Stephen Freeman

March 15, 1944 - August 17, 2015

Andrews: Phillip Stephen "Poppy" Freeman, 71, husband of Deborah Benford Freeman, died Monday, August 17, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Freeman was born in Williamsburg Co near Andrews on March 15, 1944, a son of the late Robert Clinton Freeman and Karieth Cantley Freeman. He was a graduate of Andrews High School, where he was a member of the football team. Mr. Freeman served in the Army in...
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Roslyn Brown Freeman

February 22, 1922 - August 17, 2015

Roslyn Brown Freeman passed away Monday morning, August 17, 2015, of complications of Parkinson's at age 93. She lived a good life . She had a husband, Morton Freeman, who adored her for 60 years, two fabulous daughters, 4 wonderful grandkids and 4 talented great grands. She was a Silver Life Master in bridge, and held many volunteer posts while raising us- PTA President, Women's Club President,...
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Roslyn Brown Freeman

February 22, 1922 - August 17, 2015

Pawleys Island: Roslyn Brown Freeman, 93, wife of the late Morton Freeman, died Monday, August 17, 2015 at her resident. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral is in charge of arrangements.
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Shirley Eleanor Kretschman Purple

August 26, 1936 - August 15, 2015

Georgetown, Shirley Eleanor Kretschman Purple, 75, widow of Judge Donald G. Purple, died Saturday, August 15, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Purple was born Blossburg, Pa. on August 26, 1939, a daughter of the late George Washington Kretschman and Eleanor Checkray Kretschman. She grew up in Elmira, N.Y., graduated from Mary A. Burnham Finishing School, and received a Bachelor's Degree from Elmira...
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Jackie Lavigno Morrison

October 29, 1940 - August 11, 2015

McClellanville: Jackie Lavigno Morrison of Laurel Hill Plantation in McClellanville, South Carolina, died on August 11, 2015. Born on October 29, 1940 to Ida Whaley and Stirling Lavigno, she graduated from the Medical University College of Nursing in 1961. An avid antique collector and dealer, she also ran the Laurel Hill Bed and Breakfast for twenty years and served as President of the South...
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Gloria Louola Wiggins Cooper

October 5, 1934 - August 10, 2015

Moncks Corner; Gloria Louola Wiggins Cooper, 80, widow of the late Brachel Sam Washington Cooper, died Monday, August 10, 2015 at Pruitt Health, in Moncks Corner. Mrs. Cooper was born in Georgetown on October 5, 1934, a daughter of the late Herman Reid Wiggins and Sadie Ray Wiggins. She grew up in the Georgetown area and was a member of Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was a...
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Marjorie Blasky Watts

March 17, 1922 - July 28, 2015

Georgetown: Marjorie Blasky Watts, 93, widow of Henry Ernest Watts, died July 28, 2015, at Prince George Healthcare Center in Georgetown. A daughter of the late Rudolph George Blasky and Jennie Lapham Smoak Blasky, Mrs. Watts was born in Georgetown on March 17, 1922. She grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Winyah High School. She was a life-long member of First Baptist Church and was a...
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Lucian Fitzgerald Kinder

December 23, 1933 - July 27, 2015

Andrews: Lucian "Pete" Fitzgerald Kinder, 81, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Kinder was born in Andrews, a son of the late Lucian Percy Kinder and Sally Fitzgerald Kinder. He grew up in Andrews and graduated from Andrews High School and Clemson University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Mr. Kinder was a retired employee of International Paper Company. He became a...
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Carlton R. Bourne, Sr.

August 17, 1930 - July 12, 2015

Georgetown: Carlton R. Bourne, Sr., 84, passed away on July 12, 2015, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on August 17, 1930, in Georgetown, SC, the son of James Sparkman and Janie Davis Bourne. He graduated from Winyah High School in 1947. He received his BA from Clemson in 1952. While there, he was a member of the Pershing Rifles. He also attended Auburn...
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Laurie Melton Ard

July 4, 1941 - July 10, 2015

Andrews: Laurie Melton Ard, 74, died Friday, July 10, 2015, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. Mr. Ard was born in Williamsburg Co. near Andrews on July 4, 1941, a son of the late Wiley McLaurin Ard and Emma Casselman Ard. He grew up in the Rough Island Community near Andrews and lived most of his life there. He was the owner of Ard's Logging Company and a member of Gapway...
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Kenneth Michael Davis

February 1, 1960 - July 7, 2015

Georgetown: Kenneth Michael Davis, 55, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Tidelands Community Hospice House. Mr. Davis was born in Georgetown on February 1, 1960, a son of the late Walter Ross Davis and Sarah Lee Skipper Davis Wynn. He grew up in Georgetown, graduated from high school, and received an associate degree from Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Mr. Davis was employed as an automobile...
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Leyola Wendell Shokes

November 4, 1935 - July 6, 2015

Georgetown: Leyola Wendell Shokes, 79, wife of Jessie D. Shokes, died Monday, July 6, 2015, at Tidelands Community Hospice House. Mrs. Shokes was born in Baltimore, Md. on November 4, 1935, a daughter of the late Frank Riley Wendell and Ethel Thomas Wendell. She grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Winyah High School. Her Grandchildren would like to say she was a loving and caring...
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Eunice Brazell Price

March 31, 1924 - July 5, 2015

Georgetown: Eunice Brazell Price, 91, , widow of Robert "Cagey" Dalton Price, died Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Tidelands Community Hospice House. Mrs. Price was born in Kingsland, Ga. on March 31, 1924, a daughter of the late John Brazell and Bessie Gay Brazell. She lived in Georgetown for many years, where she and her late husband owned Georgetown Ice Company. Mrs. Price was a member of Messiah...
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Margie Cain Humphries

April 4, 1929 - July 4, 2015

Pawleys Island: Margie Cain Humphries, 86, passed away peacefully on the evening of July 4, 2015 at her home in the Prince George Community in Pawleys Island after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Humphries was born April 4, 1929 in Greenville, the daughter of the late Daniel R. (Bubba) Cain and Nellie Trammel Cain Thackston. She was a graduate of Greenville High School and also...
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Barbara Ann Bell Kinder

June 19, 1934 - July 1, 2015

Andrews: Barbara Bell Kinder, 81, wife of Lucian "Pete" Fitzgerald Kinder, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at her residence. Mrs. Kinder was born in Andrews on June 19, 1934, the daughter of the late Clifford Thomas Bell and Louise Shepherd Bell. She graduated from Andrews High School and attended Winthrop College. Mrs. Kinder was a retired employee of Georgetown Steel Corp. and worked at the...
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Jimmie Earl Cannon, Jr.

September 4, 1974 - July 1, 2015

Georgetown: Jimmie "Bubba" Earl Cannon, Jr., 40, died July 1, 2015, in Andrews. Mr. Cannon was born in Georgetown on September 4, 1974. He grew up in Georgetown, graduated from Georgetown High School, and served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Cannon was a self-employed professional carpenter and painter. He loved fishing and woodcarving. Surviving are: his father, Jimmie E. Cannon, Sr. of...
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Lucille Cox Player

September 7, 1923 - June 27, 2015

Andrews: Lucille Player, 91, died Saturday June 27, 2015 at Tablerock Healthcare in Kimberling City, MO. Lucille was born in Williamsburg County on September 7, 1923 to the late Johnnie and Mettie Cox. She married Ted Player on December 24, 1941. Surviving are her son Ronnie (Mary) Player of Branson, MO; Six grandchildren: Rhonda (Brad) Hood of Marshalltown, IA, Karen (Cory) Pavlik of Lincoln,...
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Robert Allan Ford

February 27, 1946 - June 26, 2015

Pawleys Island: Robert "Bob" Allan Ford, 69, died Friday, June 26, 2015, at the Medical University of S.C. Medical Center in Charleston. Mr. Ford was born in Wadsworth, Ohio on February 27, 1946, a son of the late Arthur Buel Ford, Jr. and Lois Margaret Frase Ford. He was a graduate of Kenmore High School and attended Ohio State University. Mr. Ford lived most of his life in Ohio and West...
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Frances Morgan Gilleland

May 15, 1925 - June 25, 2015

Andrews: Frances Morgan Gilleland, 90, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. Mrs. Gilleland was born May 15, 1925 in Savannah, Ga to David Calvin Morgan and Mary Lou Wilson Morgan. She spent her growing up years in Andrews, attended the Andrews Schools, and graduated from Andrews High School in 1942. Mrs. Gilleland attended Converse College and St....
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Virginia Jo Irwin Spearman

September 9, 1929 - June 20, 2015

Georgetown: Virginia Jo "Jody" Irwin Spearman, 85, widow of Joseph "Joe" Ernst Spearman, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Tidelands Community Hospice House. Mrs. Spearman was born in Knoxville, Tenn. on September 9, 1929, a daughter of the late Clayton Carlisle Irwin and Frennie Beatrice Needham Irwin. She attended the University of Chattanooga. While living in Rock Hill, Mrs. Spearman was a...
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Virginia Sherwin Roper

June 12, 1924 - June 7, 2015

Georgetown: Virginia Sherwin Roper, 90, loving wife and beloved mother, died Sunday, June 7, 2015. Mrs. Roper was born in Claremont, New Hampshire on June 12, 1924, the son of the late Alfred Henry Sherwin and Aurora Marie Labrie Sherwin. She was reared in Windsor, Vermont by her parents. Mrs. Roper was a member of St. Mary, Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Women...
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Ethel Josephine Alverson Robbins

September 17, 1921 - May 31, 2015

Georgetown: Ethel Alverson Robbins, 93, widow of Claude Carroll Robbins, died Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Robbins was born in New Prospect, S.C., on September 17, 1921, a daughter of the late Joe Alverson and Cora L. Alverson. She grew up in New Prospect, and later graduated from Ashville Teachers College in N. C. Mrs. Robbins retired...
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John Harvey Wilson, Jr.

November 11, 1951 - May 27, 2015

Georgetown: John "Butch" Harvey Wilson, Jr., 63, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Tidelands Community Hospice House. Mr. Wilson was born in Georgetown on November 16, 1951, a son of the late John Harvey Wilson, Sr. and Myrtis Lee Lambert Wilson. He lived all his life in Georgetown and was a retired employee of H & S Oil Company. Mr. Wilson was a member of Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness...
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Joe Thomas Wilson, Jr.

August 27, 1952 - May 25, 2015

Andrews: Joe Thomas Wilson, Jr., "The Telephone Man", son of the late Joe Thomas Wilson and Elizabeth McCants Wilson, went home to be with his Lord, surrounded by family that he loved more than life itself on Monday, May 25, 2015. He was retired from GTE/Verizon, a member of Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness Church, and a longtime member of Rhems Hunting Club and D' Shed. ...
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Joseph Milton Lammonds

February 13, 1935 - May 20, 2015

Georgetown: At a little before eight am yesterday, May 20, 2015, Joseph Milton Lammonds, father, husband, singer, Navy man, voice of wisdom and humor, Santa Clause and Grandfather, got to move back in with the love of his life. His passing was a peaceful and deliberate summary of what is good in the world. He is proudly survived by five grandchildren, three children, their spouses and several...
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Leroy Barnes

February 13, 1940 - May 19, 2015

Georgetown: Leroy "Buddy" Barnes, 75, widower of Lois Roberts Barnes, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Mr. Barnes was born in Baltimore, Md. on February 13, 1940, a son of the late Henry "Harry" Clark Barnes and Sadie Corine Altman Barnes. He grew up in Baltimore and served in the Air Force for seven years. He moved to the Rhem's community of Georgetown County in 1969. Mr....
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Wallace Jay Parr

January 1, 1934 - May 16, 2015

Georgetown: Wallace Jay Parr, 81, husband of Donna S. Parr, died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Tidelands Community Hospice House. Mr. Parr was born in Phillipsburg, N.J. on January 1, 1934, a son of Pearl Lutz and the late George Jay Parr. He served in the Army with the 82nd Airborne Division and attained the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Parr was the owner of Parr and Associates and did contract...
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Lloyd Mack Goude

June 3, 1922 - May 8, 2015

Georgetown: Lloyd Mack Goude, 92, died Friday, May 8, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Goude was born in the Center Crossroads community of Georgetown Co. on June 3, 1922, a son of the late John Leslie McFarland Goude and Annie Ruth Russ Goude. He grew up in the community where he was born and served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member and former deacon of...
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Dale Alvin Brantley, Jr.

December 2, 1988 - May 7, 2015

Andrews: Dale Alvin Brantley, Jr., 26, died Thursday, May 7, in Georgetown. Mr. Brantley was born in Kingstree on December 2, 1988. He grew up in Georgetown and was a graduate of Waccamaw High School. Mr. Brantley was an employee of Double A Construction Co. of Andrews. Surviving are: a daughter, Emilee Brantley of Georgetown; his father, Alvin Brantley, Sr. (Laura) of Andrews; his mother,...
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Kathleen A. Finn

July 29, 1922 - May 4, 2015

Pawleys Island: Kathleen "Kitty" A. Finn, 92, widow of Brendan Michael Finn, died Monday, May 4, 2015 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Finn was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada on July 29, 1922, a daughter of the late Robert E. Francis and Catherine Vinnicombe Francis. She moved to Hagley Estates near Pawleys Island in 1981 and was a member of Precious Blood of Christ Catholic...
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Bruce Edmond Yablin

April 9, 1946 - April 28, 2015

Georgetown: Bruce Edmond Yablin, 69, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Tidelands Community Hospice House. Mr. Yablin was born in Miami Beach, Fla. on April 9, 1946, a son of the late Robert Yablin and Rhoda Sylvia Paul Yablin. He grew up in Watertown, N.Y. and has lived in Georgetown for the last 29 years. Mr. Yablin was a mechanical engineer and worked for Daniel Construction and Winyah...
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Mona Clemons Talley

May 31, 1940 - April 27, 2015

Pawleys Island: Mona Clemons Talley, 74, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet. Mona was born in Georgetown on May 31, 1940, a daughter of the late Jackson Earl Clemons, Sr. and Constance "Connie" Moore Clemons. She grew up in Andrews and graduated from Andrews High School. Mona lived in many places prior to returning home to Pawleys Island to live. ...
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Gail Elizabeth Stevenson Bogner

November 30, 1939 - April 26, 2015

Pawleys Island: Gail Elizabeth (Stevenson) Bogner of Pawleys Plantation went on to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Gail was born in Utica, NY to the late Edwin and Ruth Stevenson and she attended the New Hartford, NY school systems, graduating in 1957. She went on to attend Vermont Junior College and was later employed by the General Electric Company in New Hartford. Gail was a...
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Joyce Marie Taylor Goodwin

August 15, 1935 - April 12, 2015

Georgetown: Joyce Marie Taylor Goodwin, 79, widow of John Earl Goodwin, Jr., died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Prince George Healthcare Center. Mrs. Goodwin was born in Southport, NC on August 15, 1935, a daughter of the late Raymond Thomas Taylor and Evelyn Viola Holden Taylor. She was self-employed as a cosmetologist. Mrs. Goodwin and her husband were devoted church people, and she enjoyed...
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John Elwyn Morris, Sr.

September 27, 1926 - April 11, 2015

Andrews: John Elwyn Morris, Sr., 88, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Medical University of SC Hospital in Charleston. Mr. Morris was born in Andrews on September 27, 1926, a son of the late John Oscar Morris and Chettie Pinner Morris. He grew up in Andrews and graduated from Andrews High School. Mr. Morris served in the Navy in World War II and the Korean Conflict....
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John Russell Rockey

December 14, 1931 - April 5, 2015

Georgetown: John "Jack" Russell Rockey, 83, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Rockey was born in Macy, Ind. on December 14, 1931, a son of the late Russell Coon Rockey and Mary Edith Jones Rockey. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1989 from United Parcel Service. Mr. Rockey was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, where he was a former Chairman of...
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Essie Ruth Jenkins Morris

March 27, 1918 - April 5, 2015

Andrews: Essie Ruth Jenkins Morris, 97, widow of Walter Samuel Morris, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown. Mrs. Morris was born in Jefferson Co., Ga. on March 27, 1918, a daughter of the late John Robert Jenkins and Malissie Phillips Jenkins. She grew up in Jefferson Co. and graduated from Warrenton High School. Mrs. Morris was co-owner of Morris...
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Harold Bruce Martin

November 26, 1939 - April 1, 2015

Pawleys Island: Harold Bruce Martin, 75, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet. Mr. Martin was born in Bath Co., Ky. on November 26, 1939, a son of the late Everett Auxier Martin and Sallie Lee Jones Martin. He grew up in Kentucky and moved to Pawleys Island-Litchfield Beach a number of years ago. Mr. Martin was a member of St. Paul's Waccamaw United...
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Charles Henry Honyotski

January 1, 1952 - March 29, 2015

Georgetown: Charles Henry Honyotski, 63 of Georgetown died March 29, 2015, at his home. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Coastal Carolina Shields. He was a retired Georgetown City Police officer. Mr. Honyotski was the son of the late Francis and Mary Santoro Honyotski, of Connecticut. He was preceded in death by his brother John Honyotski. Surviving are his...
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Helen Mae Hall Young

August 1, 1922 - March 28, 2015

Georgetown: Helen Mae Young, 92, of Belle Isle Yacht Club and Villas, passed away on March 28, 2015, following a short illness. Helen was born in Ansted, W.V. on August 1, 1922, a daughter of the late William Hall and Grace Smith Hall of Ansted, where she spent her childhood. She at one time was married to the late Ray U. Young. During her lifetime, Helen resided in Beckley, W.V., Chicago,...
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Barbara A. Wewers

November 15, 1950 - March 25, 2015

Ladson: Barbara A. Wewers, 64, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Trident Medical Center in N. Charleston. Ms. Wewers was born in Georgetown on November 15, 1950, a daughter of the late Alphonse Glonie Wewers, Sr. and Evelyn Elizabeth Vanderbilt Wewers. She grew up in Georgetown and lived most of her life in Ladson. Ms. Wewers was of the Catholic faith. She was an inspiration to all and had...
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Rutledge C. Alford

March 21, 1921 - March 19, 2015

Andrews: Rutledge C. "Bubba" Alford, 93, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Alford was born in Florence County on March 21, 1921, a son of the late Ellie Parker Alford and Alice Hyman Alford. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Alford was a farmer, carpenter and logger, and had a great love for fishing. He was a member of Happy Home Original Free Will...
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Donald Eugene Cooper

December 8, 1931 - March 18, 2015

Andrews: Donald Eugene Cooper, 83, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Cooper was born in Andrews on December 8, 1931, a son of the late Robert Peter Cooper, Sr. and Nettie Knight Cooper. He grew up in the Sutton's community of Andrews, graduated from Carlisle Military Academy, and attended Clemson University. Mr. Cooper served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict...
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Emma Josephine Thompson Hathaway

September 3, 1951 - March 17, 2015

Georgetown Emma Josephine "Emma Joe" Thompson Hathaway, 63, wife of Richard E. Hathaway, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Emma Jo was born in Georgetown on September 3, 1951, a daughter of the late Thomas David Thompson and Josephine Plyer Thompson. She grew up in Georgetown and attended Winyh High School. Mrs. Hathaway attended Andrews Holiness Church and was a...
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Ellen St. Clair Smyth Young

October 25, 1941 - March 14, 2015

Georgetown: Ellen St. Clair Smyth Young, 73, passed away March 14, 2015 in Charleston. Ms. Young was born October 25, 1941 in Greenwood. She grew up on Ashley Hall Plantation in Charleston and graduated from St. Andrews High School and the College of Charleston. She raised her family in McClellanville and resided in Georgetown and Ridgeland. She retired in 2010 after 35 years of teaching in...
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Shirley Wiegert Beinbrink

May 20, 1922 - March 13, 2015

Mt. Pleasant: Shirley Wiegert Beinbrink, 92, died Friday, March 13, 2015, at East Cooper Medical Center. Memorial services will be held in Beaufort at a later date.
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Michael E. Berry

December 12, 1945 - March 10, 2015

Pawleys Island: Michael E. Berry, 69, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his residence. Memorial Services will be three o'clock Sunday, March 15, 2015, afternoon at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach.
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Hugh Coleman Tims, Jr.

August 26, 1937 - March 5, 2015

Georgetown: Hugh Coleman Tims, Jr., 77, husband of Barbara Carter Times died Thursday, March 5, 2015 at his residence. Arrangements will be by Gipson Funeral Home in Lufkin, Texas. Local arrangements are by Mayer Funeral Home.
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Donald Gregor Purple, Jr.

April 12, 1963 - March 5, 2015

Georgetown: Donald Gregor "Greg" Purple, Jr., died Thurday, March 5, 2015, near his residence at Belle Isle. Mr. Purple was born in Elmira, N.Y. on April 12, 1963, a son of Shirley Kretschmann Purple and the late Judge Donald Gregor Purple. He grew up in Corning N.Y, was a graduate of East High School, and attended Corning Community College. Mr. Purple served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked...
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Bonnie Turner Altman

October 10, 1921 - March 3, 2015

Georgetown: Bonnie Turner Altman, 93, widow of Winston Owen Altman, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Altman was born in Marion on October 23, 1921, a daughter of the late William Monroe Turner and Annie Eliza Lambert Turner. She grew up in Marion and graduated from Rains-Centenary High School. Mrs. Altman was a charter member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in...
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