Obituaries, April 17, 2013

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Richard Johnson Jr.

Richard Cromwell Johnson Jr., 72, widower of Naomi M. Johnson, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Born on Sept. 29, 1940, in Georgetown, he was the son of Lena Miller Johnson and the late Richard Cromwell Johnson Sr.
Mr. Johnson was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church and was retired from the United States Postal Service.
Survivors include his mother of Georgetown; three sons, Monty Johnson of Conway, Tony Johnson (Amanda) of Conway, and Vic Johnson (Barbara) of Honea Path; and six grandchildren, Matthew Johnson, Morgan Johnson and Ali Johnson, all of Conway, and Emily Johnson, Kateland Johnson and Ellen Johnson, all of Honea Path.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Lakewood Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Deeter officiating.
Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Graham Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 810 Maxwell Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Lakewood Baptist Church, 171 Lakewood Ave. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Glenda Ray

Glenda Rogers Ray, 69, of Andrews, S.C., widow of Gene Marshall Ray, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Ray was born in Marion on June 5, 1943, a daughter of the late Samuel “Shorty” Rogers and Eva Scott Rogers.  
She lived in Hemingway prior to moving to Andrews.  
Mrs. Ray was a former employee of several textile manufacturers.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and was a very caring person to everyone.
Surviving are a son, Don M. Ray (Sara) of Andrews; two daughters, Eleanor R. Britt and Sharon R. Ward (Bruce), both of Andrews; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six brothers, David Rogers (Debbie) of Hemingway, S.C., Buddy Rogers of Georgetown, Ray Rogers (Susan) of Darlington, S.C., Terry Rogers (Susan) of Manning, S.C., Ted Rogers of Johnsonville, S.C., and Sammy Rogers of Florence, S.C.; and three sisters, Anda Poston and Linda Baxley, both of Johnsonville, and Vickie Altman of Georgetown.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Ray was predeceased by:  a grandson, Chad Ward; and two brothers, Tony and Steve Rogers.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, April 16, 2013, at Ivey Cemetery.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, April 15, 2013, at the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.

Winifred Rogers-Bath

Winifred “Winnie” Sikes Rogers-Bath, 86, of Georgetown, a beloved mother and widow of Aubrey K. Rogers and Richard “Dick” O. Bath, departed this life on Tuesday morning, April 16, 2013.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Georgetown First Assembly of God Church, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
The Rogers-Bath family will receive family and friends immediately after in the service in the church sanctuary.
A Committal Ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rogers-Bath family.  
Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieChapels.com and the full obit may also be viewed at the funeral home website.

Miriam Rowe


Miriam Viola Hannah Rowe, 87, widow of John H. Rowe, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Life Care Center in Charleston.
Born on March 28, 1926, in Rockingham, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Joseph W. Hannah and the late Estelle Miller Hannah.
Survivors include two children, John H. Rowe Jr. (Margaret) of Summerville, and Calvin D. Rowe of Georgetown; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Cleola Prine of West Columbia.
She was predeceased by a son, Freddie J. Rowe.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013 in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jim Palmer officiating.
The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Graham Funeral Home.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Norma Tanner

Mrs. Norma L. Tanner, age 75, of Hemingway, S.C. passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 13, 2013, at her home on Black River.
Born March 9, 1938, in Hemingway, Norma was the daughter of the late Ross M. and Avis Gordon LeGette.
She was a homemaker and worked as an administrative assistant in the law offices of J.P. Askins.
She was a member of Center Baptist Church where she served as a nursery worker for over 30 years.
She loved her family, enjoyed doing word search games, and enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years, Thomas A. “Tom” Tanner; daughters, Teresa (Ken) VanHeyningen, and Allison (Butch) Goble; grandchildren, Ashley (Jason) Raley, Brett VanHeyningen, Sierra Williamson, Craig Williamson; great-grandchildren, Jace Raley and Kacie Raley; brother, Lex (Carolyn) LeGette; and sister, Mary (Legare) Miller.
Funeral services, conducted by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013, at Center Baptist Church, 2602 Schoolhouse Dr., Hemingway, SC 29554.
Interment followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends on Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to Center Baptist Church Nursery, 2602 Schoolhouse Dr., Hemingway, SC 29554 or to the Tara Hall Home for Boys, P.O. Box 955, Georgetown, SC 29442-0955.
Please sign the guestbook at www.morris-funeralhome.com.

Kay Walton

Kay Roger Walton, 79, husband of Janice Karen Walton, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at his home.
Born on March 21, 1934, in Quincy, Ill. he was a son of the late John Joseph Walton and Frances Matilda Carl Walton.
Mr. Walton retired after many years of service with International Paper Company.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Kevin Walton of Good Hope , Ill., Kip Walton (Soona) of Waynesboro, Pa., Kyle Walton (Sherry) of Georgetown; one daughter, Kim Vahle (Gene) of Georgetown; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dale Walton of Florida and Glen Walton of Illinois; and one sister, Betty Wiemelt of Illinois.
He was predeceased by a son, Kerry Francis; and three grandsons Enrico Curto, Mathew Tyler and Nicholas Gage Walton.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements.

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