Obituaries, April 10, 2013

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Pauline “Pearline” Mack, age 88, of Louisville, Ky.


Richard “Ricky”Browder

Richard “Ricky” A. Browder, 57, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 at his residence in Hemingway, S.C.  
Mr. Browder was born Feb. 4, 1956 to the late Sadie Elizabeth Green of Andrews, S.C. and the late Hazard Whitfield Browder of Andrews, S.C.  
He leaves two daughters, Christina B. Cannon of Columbia, S.C. and Charlotte B. Cooksey of Louisville, Ky.  
Mr. Browder had two beautiful grandchildren, Jackson Riley Cannon (3 years old) and Reagan McKenna Cooksey (2 years old).  
He leaves behind his siblings, Marvin Ray “M.R.” Howard of Charleston, S.C., Donnie Howard of Georgetown, S.C., Lloyd “Pee Wee” Howard of Georgetown, Kenny Howard of Fletcher, N.C., Everette Browder of Georgetown, and Sandra B. Owens of Hemingway, S.C.  
His other siblings included the late Helen Brown of Georgetown and Essie Mae Herron of Thomasville, Ala.  
Mr. Browder also had several nieces and nephews.
He was a graduate of Andrews High School.  
He also completed further education through Georgetown Steel Corporation, where he was employed for most of his life.
Mr. Browder loved his children, enjoyed playing guitar, and loved to fish.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Maryville Pentecostal Holiness Church.  
All memorials can be sent to Maryville Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2014 Poplar Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

Grace Burrows-Smith

Grace Carter Burrows-Smith, 91, of Columbia, S.C., a native of Hemingway, S.C. and the widow of Furman L. Burrows, departed this life on Friday afternoon, April 5, 2013 at the Agape Hospice House in Columbia.
Mrs. Burrows-Smith was born the daughter of Herbert Smith Carter and Carrie Bell Dusenbury Carter on June 7, 1921 in Hemingway, S.C.  
She was a devoted and active member of the Indiantown Presbyterian Church.  
After moving to Columbia to live with her daughter, she joined the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Grace and Furman were married on Sep. 25, 1938 and celebrated 30 years together.  
From their blessed union were born a daughter, Gwynne Anderson; two grandsons, Erica (Pam) Anderson and Layne Anderson; and two great-grandchildren, Brenna and Garrett. She leaves behind two sisters, Vera Nell (Odell) Cribb and Thelma Cribb.
She was predeceased by her husband; her son-in-law, John; and two sisters, Mary Mallard and Ruby Pierce.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in the Indiantown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, directed by the Hemingway Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
The Carter-Burrows family received family and friends immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to the Indiantown Presbyterian Church, 4865 Hemingway Hwy., Hemingway, SC 29554 or the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1715 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210.  
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Carter-Burrows family.  Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

Billie Houghton

Billie Fisher Carr Houghton died peacefully at home in Pawleys Island, S.C. on Sunday night, April 7, 2013, surrounded by her loving family and wonderful caregivers.  
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 in Memphis, Tenn. on Jan. 20, 1932.
She graduated from Hutchison School in Memphis and attended Bennett College.
Mrs. Houghton married Oscar C. Carr Jr., a planter from Clarksdale, Miss. She and Oscar had five children, and the family eventually moved to New York City. In New York, Billie received her undergraduate degree from Adelphi University and her master’s degree in social work from the Hunter College School of Social Work in New York.  
After her husband Oscar’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 New York City.
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 City which she continued when Billie and Alan moved from New York to Charleston, S.C.  
Billie and Alan retired in Pawleys Island, where they enjoyed their beautiful home overlooking the marsh and Pawleys Island.
Mrs. Houghton was predeceased by her husband Oscar C. Carr Jr. and her son, John Thomas Fisher Carr.
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 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.  
She is survived by her husband, Alan; four children, Oscar C. Carr III of Memphis, Tenn., Blanche Carr Symons of London, England, Scott Carr Adams of Pawleys Island and E’Lane Carr Tipton of Lexington, S.C.; four step-children, Sandy Houghton, Alanson B. Houghton III, Hope Houghton Newell and Carter Houghton; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral and memorial service for Billie will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be sent to the Coastal Conservation League, 328 East Bay Street, P.O. Box 1765, Charleston, SC 29402.

Neelee Robinson

Neelee Pfaff Robinson, age 35, of Georgetown, S.C. passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, at her home.
Ms. Robinson was born Oct. 18, 1977, in Conway, S.C., a daughter of the late Donald and Mary Mar Elia Simmons Robinson.
She was a member of Marion Baptist Church, an avid Clemson fan, a NASCAR fan, and a computer whiz.
Surviving are her brother, James Bradley Sanders; uncle, Buddy Rogers; aunts, Freda Simmons and Lisa (Michael) Justice; cousins, Ryan and Rivers Justice, Angela R. Lewis, Andrew and Jackson Lewis, Jeffery (Anna) Rogers, Greer,  Davis, and Avery Rogers; step-mother, Loretta Robinson; and special friends and caregivers, Linda Tanner and Reba Rogers.
Neelee was predeceased by her grandparents, Greer and Belah Simmons; her beloved aunt, Sylvia Rogers; and her step-father.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Hemingway, S.C. Entombment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 West Faris St., Greenville, SC, 29605.
Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.

Harold Sapp
Harold Sapp, 83, of Pawleys Island, S.C. died Friday April 6, 2013 at Tidelands Hospice House in Georgetown, S.C.  
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday April 12, 2013 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel.
Mr. Sapp was born on Nov. 6, 1929 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to the martial union of Mr. Matthew Sapp and Mrs. Viola Sapp (both deceased).
Mr. Sapp was a retired steel worker and a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Miriam Daniels of Pawleys Island, S.C.; and several grandchildren.
Funeral services are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

J. Grover Shuler

J. Grover Shuler, 69, of Pawleys Island, S.C. died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet.
Mr. Shuler was born in Summerville on November 7, 1943, a son of the late 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.   
Mr. Shuler was a member of Battery White Camp, Sons of the Confederate Veterans.
Surviving are his wife, Robin Salmon Shuler of Pawleys Island; two sons, Jason P. Shuler of Myrtle Beach and Alex Salmon (Blair) of Columbia; two daughters, Mandy Shuler of North Myrtle Beach and Dana Shuler of Myrtle Beach; and three grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, April 10, 2013, at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Dora Gafford.
Sign a guestbook at:  www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to the charity of one’s choice.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Linda Smith

Linda Morris Smith, 65, of Andrews, S.C. died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Linda was born on Oct. 26, 1947 in Hemingway, a daughter of the late Thomas Whitfield Morris Sr. and Sudie Mae Howard Morris.  She grew up in the Piney Forest community of Williamsburg County and graduated from Williamsburg High School.  
Linda was a licensed practical nurse and was a former employee of the Georgetown County School District, Andrews Wire, and the Woodlands Division of International Paper Company.  
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Andrews.
Linda was a loving mother and grandmother who always put her family first. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Surviving are her husband, Arthur W. Smith of Andrews; a son, Woody Smith of Andrews; a daughter, April Smith of Andrews; five grandchildren, Austin, Grayson, Dane, and Max Smith, and Mariah Calvillo; and three brothers, Tommy Morris (Mary Dell) of Pawleys Island, S.C. and Chris Morris (Helen) and Randy Morris, both of Andrews.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, April 9, 2013, at Andrews Memorial Cemetery.  
Officiating was the Rev. Paul Sapp.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, April 8, 2013, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to: First Baptist Church of Andrews, 102 N. Rosemary Ave., Andrews, SC 29510.

Donald Stokes

Donald R. Stokes, 93, of Georgetown, S.C., formerly of Greer, S.C., passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
A native of Greer, he was the son of the Clarence H. and Gladys Green Stokes.
Mr. Stokes was a member of Greer First Baptist Church and was the owner and operator of Poinsett Restaurant in Greer for 32 years before retiring in 1979.
He served in World War II with the 178th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery A Greer Division, in England, Africa, Sicily and Italy from 1942 to 1945.
Survivors include one son, D. Richard Stokes II of Greenville, S.C.; one daughter and son-in-law, Ann S. and Dr. Ted Sherrill of Georgetown; two grandchildren, John A. Sherrill of Bozeman, Mont., and Jennifer S. Holly (Robert) of Athens, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Violet S. Stokes; one brother, Julian H. Stokes, two sisters, Helen S. Ross and Harriette S. Wade.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013 in Wood Memorial Park in Duncan with Dr. Ted Sherrill officiating.
Memorials may be made to Greer Community Ministries, P.O. Box 1373 Greer, SC 29652.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

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